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									                   Office of Research and Sponsored Programs
                                                   Newsletter
                                                   June, 2007
ANNOUNCEMENTS ....................................................................................................................................1
    UPDATES TO NSF POLICIES AND PROCEDURES ........................................................................................... 1
    NSF ONLINE DOCUMENT SYSTEM............................................................................................................... 1
    ORSP WEBSITE ........................................................................................................................................... 1
    HAVE YOU COMPLETED YOUR GENIUS/SMARTS PROFILE IN INFO ED? ................................................. 1
    FIND FUNDING AT YOUR CONVENIENCE ..................................................................................................... 2
    ORSP PROGRAM: STUDENT TRAVEL AWARDS ........................................................................................... 2
    ORSP PROGRAM: FACULTY TRAVEL AWARDS ........................................................................................... 2
    GRANTS.GOV AT FGCU............................................................................................................................... 2
    COUNCIL ON UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH ................................................................................................ 3
CONGRATULATION$ ................................................................................................................................4
    AWARDS DURING MAY 2007: ...................................................................................................................... 4
    SUBMITTED PROPOSALS DURING MAY 2007: .............................................................................................. 4
FUNDING OPPORTUNITIE$ .....................................................................................................................5
ANTHROPOLOGY ......................................................................................................................................5
    CULTURAL ANTHROPOLOGY SCHOLARS AWARDS - METHODOLOGICAL TRAINING FOR
        CULTURAL ANTHROPOLOGISTS ......................................................................................................... 5
ARTS ..............................................................................................................................................................5
    FLORIDA D IVISION OF CULTURAL AFFAIRS CHALLENGE GRANTS ............................................................... 5
AUTISM .........................................................................................................................................................6
    RESEARCH ON AUTISM AND AUTISM SPECTRUM DISORDERS ...................................................................... 6
BIOLOGY ......................................................................................................................................................6
    COLLABORATIVE STUDIES ON SYSTEMS B IOLOGY OF COMPLEX PHENOTYPES ........................................... 6
CRIMINAL JUSTICE ..................................................................................................................................7
    EDWARD BYRNE MEMORIAL DISCRETIONARY GRANTS PROGRAM ............................................................. 7
ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE ..................................................................................................................8
    WETLAND PROGRAM DEVELOPMENT GRANTS ............................................................................................ 8
    ECOLOGICAL B IOLOGY CLUSTER ................................................................................................................ 9
    ECOSYSTEM SCIENCE CLUSTER ................................................................................................................. 10
INTERNATIONAL STUDIES ...................................................................................................................10
    THE WASHINGTON CANDIAN EMBASSY .................................................................................................... 10
SOCIAL SCIENCES ...................................................................................................................................11
    SOCIAL SCIENCE RESEARCH COUNCIL KATRINA GRANTS ......................................................................... 11
Office of Research and Sponsored Programs
Newsletter
June 2007

                                                            ANNOUNCEMENTS
                                                            ANNOUNCEMENTS
Updattes tto NSF Polliiciies and Proced ures
Upda es o NSF Po c es and Proced ures
        The National Science Foundation Policy Office will soon release a consolidated
policy document entitled, the NSF Proposal and Award Policies and Procedures Guide. This
guide will incorporate both the NSF Grant Proposal Guide (GPG) and Grant Policy Manual
(GPM) into one, single HTML document. The NSF Proposal and Award Policies and
Procedures Guide will include significant and helpful changes for NSF grantees:
        Only the following four fonts will be permitted: Arial, Helvetica, Palatino, or
Georgia. Current type density, margins and additional page formatting requirements will
remain unchanged. Above all, proposers are reminded that readability is of paramount
importance and takes precedence in the formatting of a proposal.
 a linkable organization chart                     updated budget preparation
 increased coverage of the Grants.gov                 instructions
    apply function                                  the revised cost sharing policy
 information pertaining to exceptions to           two additional proposal certifications
    NSF’s deadline date policy                         which were previously only included
 new information on how reviewers are                 in the GPM
    selected                                        a new subject index

NSF Onlliine Documentt Systtem
NSF On ne Documen Sys em
The following document(s) are now available from the NSF:
       Proposal and Award Policies and Procedures Guide, June 2007
       http://www.nsf.gov/publications/pub_summ.jsp?ods_key=nsf07140

         Grant Proposal Guide, June 2007
         http://www.nsf.gov/publications/pub_summ.jsp?ods_key=gpg07140

         Award Administration Guide, June 2007
         http://www.nsf.gov/publications/pub_summ.jsp?ods_key=aag07140
ORSP Websiitte
ORSP Webs e
       The ORSP’s website at http://www.fgcu.edu/orsp provides easy access to the forms,
announcements, and other useful materials pertaining to research and sponsored programs at
FGCU. We would like to include links to websites associated with the many externally
funded projects currently active. Send the URLs to dstremke@fgcu.edu and the link will be
added to ORSP’s site.
Have You Complletted Your GENIUS//SMARTS Proffiille iin Inffo Ed?
Have You Comp e ed Your GENIUS SMARTS Pro e n In o Ed?
        In order to process your proposals, ORSP needs a GENIUS/SMARTS investigator
profile on file in our web-based database system. To edit a Genius profile click on
        http://fgcu-mako.primary.ad.fgcu.edu/
             Click on “Login”;
             Click on “Profile”;


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       Proceed to edit the information contained in your profile. Please select keywords that
describe your research interests. For further assistance or if you any questions about these
InfoEd products please contact Lucia Soria at asoria@fgcu.edu.
Fiind Fundiing att Your Conveniience
F nd Fund ng a Your Conven ence
        If you have a GENIUS/SMARTS profile, you can search InfoEd’s SPIN Plus from
your office computer to find funding. Call Lucia in the ORSP office at ext.7020 to send you
instructions. You can also search the Grants.gov web site for all federal funding
opportunities. See www.grants.gov.
ORSP Program:: Sttudentt Travell Awards
ORSP Program S uden Trave Awards
        The Office of Research and Sponsored Programs supports enrolled FGCU students by
providing funds on a first-come, first-serve basis so they can present their scholarly works at
conferences. ORSP staff will assist the students with the necessary paperwork, both before
and after the travel. Within 30 days of travel completion, all awardees are required to submit
a one-page report to ORSP describing the benefit of the award and the overall experience.
Awardees will be required to participate in the ORSP Research Day event on April 20, 2007.
See the complete guidelines and application form at:
http://www.fgcu.edu/orsp/internalPrograms.html
ORSP Program:: Faculltty Travell Awards
ORSP Program Facu y Trave Awards
        The Office of Research and Sponsored Programs provides travel awards up to $1,000
for faculty to attend technical workshops or other related activity that may lead to new
funding from external sources. The travel must be for the purpose of increasing chances of
obtaining a grant and a proposal must be submitted through ORSP as a result of the travel.
The application package consists of the following items: a 50-100 word abstract of the
proposed project; information regarding the technical workshop or the specific purpose of the
trip; and an estimated budget for travel expenses. Complete guidelines and application are
available from ORSP’s office and the web page at:
        http://www.fgcu.edu/orsp/internalPrograms.html
Grantts..gov att FGCU
Gran s gov a FGCU
        The Federal government will soon require all grants to be
submitted through Grants.gov. ORSP has completed the credential process and is accustomed
to using Grants.gov on a regular basis. For your convenience, the Grants.gov instructions are
located on the marlin_share drive/Research and Sp Prog/Grants.gov. The Grants.gov icon is
shown next to this month’s Funding Announcements that require this submission process.
        If you wish to apply for a grant, ORSP will send you the instruction manual and the
downloaded application forms with the institutional information already entered. Please
contact Beth Rieger at brieger@fgcu.edu to assist you in setting up your budget and
completing your proposal/application package. If ORSP has assisted you with creating our
Internal Budget, we will enter the budget information into the sponsor’s budget form for you
and provide you with a copy to assist you in preparing the budget justification.
        ORSP needs to receive your completed proposal package three business days before
the submission deadline. We ensure all the required forms are attached and that your
proposal is compliant with the specifications outlined in the RFP/RFA. Remember that



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additional forms, releases, and contracts may be required so make sure you allow enough
time for these documents to be prepared. If ORSP receives the completed proposal with less
than the two business days’ lead time, we cannot guarantee that the proposal will be
submitted.
Counciill on Undergraduatte Research
Counc on Undergradua e Research
        The Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR) and its affiliated colleges,
universities, and individuals share a focus on providing undergraduate research opportunities
for faculty and students at predominantly undergraduate institutions. CUR has initiated a
Registry of Undergraduate Researchers to facilitate matchmaking between undergraduates
with research experience and a desire to pursue an advanced degree, and graduate schools
seeking high quality students who are well prepared for research. The Registry is open to
students and graduate schools/employers in the fields of Astronomy, Chemistry,
Biochemistry, Biology, Physics, Mathematics, Computer Science, Geosciences, Engineering,
Psychology, Sociology, and Anthropology/Archaeology. The registry is free of charge to
students. http://www.cur.org




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                                                                                          CONGRATULATION$
                                                                                          CONGRATULATION$
 Awards duriing May 2007::
 Awards dur ng May 2007
College of Arts & Sciences
                        South Florida Water Management
LOH, Ai Ning                                                      Technical Support for SFWMD Compliance Staff               $8287.50
                        District
CEILLEY, David W.       Florida Department of Environmental
                                                                  Data Analysis of Water Quality (FDEP)                    $24,487.00
Everham, Win            Protection
EVERHAM, Win            Lee County Parks and Recreation           Six Mile Hydrology Monitoring II                          $7,176.00
EVERHAM, Win            South Florida Water Management
                                                                  Lake Trafford Monitoring Phase II                        $50,000.00
Ceilley, David          District
BOVARD, Brian           South Florida Water Management            Corkscrew Regional Ecosystem Watershed Hydrology
                                                                                                                           $25,000.00
Everham, Win            District                                  Reconnaissance
Coastal Watershed Institute
                        Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation    Monitoring of Red Tide in the northwestern Everglades
PARSONS, Michael                                                                                                           $30,000.00
                        Commission                                and adjacent coastal areas
                        South Florida Water Management            Support for Lower West Coast Surface Water Review
LOH, Ai Ning                                                                                                                $8,287.50
                        District                                  Staff
Academic Media and Technology Services
DAVEY, Kathleen       Corporation for Public Broadcasting         CPB Radio Digital Grant.CPB Award #9330 WMKO             $42,621.00
DAVEY, Kathleen       Corporation for Public Broadcasting         CPB Radio Digital Grant.CPB Award #9329 WGCU             $70,000.00


 Submiitttted Prop osalls duriing May 2007::
 Subm ed Prop osa s dur ng May 2007
College of Arts & Sciences
ERDMAN, Robert B.                                                     Benthic invertebrate community dynamics of the
                        Florida Institute of Oceanography                                                                   $7,000.00
Parsons, Michael                                                      southwest Florida continental shelf
ISERN, Sharon
Barreto, Jose           Department of Defense                         Dual Use Technologies for Biodefense 2006           $941,450.00
Michael, Scott
VOLETY, Aswani
                        Florida Institute of Oceanography             Ecology of the Florida Keys and Florida Bay           $5,000.00
Parsons, Michael
College of Business
JACKSON, Gary            Lee County Economic Development Office       Lee County Labor Force Assessment                    $98,643.00
                         National Collegiate Inventors & Innovators   Interdisciplinary Service Learning
ZIDEK, Lisa                                                                                                                $49,551.00
                         Alliance (NCIIA)                             Entrepreneurship




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                                                      FUNDING OPPORTUNITIE$
                                                      FUNDING OPPORTUNITIE$
                                                                       ANTHROPOLOGY
                                                                       ANTHROPOLOGY

Culltturall Antthrop ollogy Schollars Awards -- Metthod ollogiicall Traiiniing ffor
Cu ura An hrop o ogy Scho ars Awards Me hod o og ca Tra n ng or
Culltturall Antthrop ollogiistts
Cu ura An hrop o og s s
        The National Science Foundation (NSF) announces an
opportunity for methodological training by cultural anthropologists who are active researchers.
The purpose is to help cultural anthropologists upgrade their methodological skills by learning a
specific analytical technique which will improve their research abilities. For example, support
may be requested to learn new methods of cross-cultural research, demography, remote sensing
and GIS, ecological field survey, linguistics, etc. Support may be requested to learn any
methodological skill that is necessary to advance the scholar’s research agenda, as justified in the
proposal with reference to published results from prior work.
        Awards will be for up to 12 months and for a maximum of $50,000. Budgets may include
direct costs of either summer salary or one or more semesters of full-time academic year release
time, per diem, travel, equipment, supplies and other costs of training, and applicable indirect
costs.
Upcoming application deadlines are AUGUST 16, 2007, and January 16, 2008.
http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2007/nsf07544/nsf07544.htm


                                                                                    A RT S
                                                                                    ART S
Flloriida Diiviisiion off Culltturall Affffaiirs Challllenge Grantts
F or da D v s on o Cu ura A a rs Cha enge Gran s
        The Florida Division of Cultural Affairs (FLDCA) is seeking applications for its
Challenge Grant Program. This program seeks to provide matching grants to cultural institutions
or groups of institutions that demonstrate regional or statewide impact.
        The Challenge Grant Program is intended to support significant projects designed as a
new initiative, or a program of an innovative or unique nature. Proposals will be expected to
describe a new initiative, a one-of-a-kind project, a technological direction, or an unusual
enterprise or endeavor that represents a departure from the ordinary programming of the
organization. This program is not designed to support general operations or other continuation
programming.
        Applications must be for projects which will occur between July 1, 2008 and June 30,
2009. The minimum award is $10,000 and the maximum award is $250,000. Match requirements
vary from 1:1 to 3:1 according to the funding category level.
The next deadline to apply to the Challenge Grant Program is September 6, 2007.
http://www.florida-arts.org/grants/challenge/index.htm




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                                                                                    AUTISM
                                                                                    AUTISM
Research on Auttiism and Auttiism Specttrum Diisorders
Research on Au sm and Au sm Spec rum D sorders
        The purpose of this funding opportunity announcement
(FOA)is to encourage grant applications for the support of research
designed to elucidate the diagnosis, epidemiology, etiology, genetics, treatment, and optimal
means of service delivery in relation to Autistic Disorder (autism) and autism spectrum disorders
(Rett’s Disorder, Childhood Disintegrative Disorder, Asperger’s Disorder, Pervasive
Developmental Disorder-Not Otherwise Specified, or Atypical Autism).
        These disorders share a cluster of impairments in reciprocal social interaction and
communication and/or the presence of stereotyped behavior, interests, and activities. These
complex disorders are usually of lifelong duration and affect multiple aspects of development,
learning, and adaptation in the community, and thus represent a pressing public health need. The
etiologies of these disorders are poorly understood, but are thought to include genetic, metabolic,
immunologic, or infectious or other environmental influences.
        Clinical research involving these disorders requires well-integrated, multi-disciplinary,
methodologically-rigorous scientific approaches and access to a sufficient number of well-
characterized patients with these disorders. Basic research into the pathophysiology of autism
and autism spectrum disorders, including research on brain mechanisms and genetics, is of
special interest. Also of high priority are clinical and applied investigations that may lead to the
development of diagnostic research instruments, treatments, and intervention strategies. Specific
areas of interest thus include epidemiology, early identification and diagnosis, genetic studies,
brain mechanisms, communication skills, cognitive neuroscience, psychosocial (behavioral)
interventions, pharmacological and other biological interventions, and support and rehabilitative
services across the life-span, including adulthood and the transition to adulthood.
        This PA will use the NIH research project grant (R01), small grant (R03), and
exploratory/developmental grant (R21) award mechanisms. The Small Grant (R03) provides 2
years of funding with a maximum of $50,000 direct costs for each year. The Exploratory/
Developmental Grant (R21) provides 2 years of funding with a maximum of $275,000 direct
costs over the entire budget period; with no 1 year exceeding $200,000.
Proposal Deadline for RO1 is October 5, 2007
http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-07-085.html
Proposal Deadline for RO2 and RO3 is October 16, 2007
http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-06-391.html


                                                                            BIOLOGY
                                                                            BIOLOGY
Collllab orattiive Sttudiies on Systtems Biiollogy off Compllex Phenottypes
Co ab ora ve S ud es on Sys ems B o ogy o Comp ex Pheno ypes
        This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is
intended to encourage collaborations between scientists with
expertise in applying the approaches of systems biology and
scientists with expertise in the genetics of humans or model organisms to investigate the
mechanisms by which complex human phenotypes are produced from information encoded in


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the DNA. This FOA requires a collaboration between a systems biologist and a geneticist, both
of whom must be independent investigators. The collaborators may be from the same or different
institutions. The collaboration must involve substantial efforts from both individuals.
         Examples of research topics for investigation may include, but are not limited to:
             Characterization of the genetic networks operating to produce the variable
                manifestations of heritable conditions such as inborn errors of metabolism.
             Integration of available GWAS data into a testable, system-level model of a
                complex trait.
             Determining biological mechanisms of gene by environment interactions in
                complex multifactorial diseases.
             Evaluation of models that incorporate genetic and environmental factors for
                refining phenotypes and subcategorization of complex diseases.
             Development and testing of models accounting for the interaction of genotype and
                environment in governing phenotypic and responses to the environment.
             The influence of genetic variation on systems level responses to pharmacological
                interventions or other environmental factors.
             Integrated functioning of complex organelles, such as mitochondria, in normal
                and pathogenic processes.
             Application of synthetic biology with the goal of the reconstruction and
                description of a complex phenotype.
             At the systems level, how microRNAs affect expression of complex traits.
             Using model organism genetics and “omics” applications to verify mechanism by
                genetic factors can alter an organism’s phenotype of susceptibility to
                environmental exposures.
         This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) will use the NIH Research Project
Grant (R01) award mechanism. The National Institute of General Medical Sciences intends to
commit approximately 1.6 million dollars in fiscal year 2008 to fund 3-4 applications. Because
the nature and scope of the proposed research will vary from application to application, it is
anticipated that the size and duration of each award will also vary.
Proposal Deadline is October 23, 2007
http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-GM-08-001.html


                                                             CRIMINAL JUSTICE
                                                             CRIMINAL JUSTICE
Edward Byrne Memoriiall Diiscrettiionary Grantts Program
Edward Byrne Memor a D scre onary Gran s Program

        The Edward Byrne Memorial Discretionary Grants
Program, administered by the Office of Justice Programs`
(OJP`s) Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA), helps improve the capacity of local adult criminal
justice systems and provides for national support efforts such as training and technical assistance
projects to strategically address local needs.
        In FY 2007, the Edward Byrne Memorial Discretionary Grants Program will focus on
funding local, regional, and national efforts within six major categories. These categories
include:
        CATEGORY I: Targeting Violent Crime


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         CATEGORY II: Preventing Crime and Drug Abuse
         CATEGORY III: Enhancing Local Law Enforcement
         CATEGORY IV: Enhancing Local Courts
         CATEGORY V: Enhancing Local Corrections and Offender Reentry
         CATEGORY VI: Facilitating Justice Information Sharing
         Applicants may submit their proposal under any one of the categories. Applicants must
clearly indicate on the front page of the program narrative which category they are applying
under and which categorical priority(ies) is being addressed. Should a proposal span multiple
categories, applicants should select one category which best describes the project.
         Applicants are limited to national, regional, state, or local public and private entities,
including for- profit (commercial) and nonprofit organizations, faith and community-based
organizations, institutions of higher education, tribal jurisdictions, and units of local government.
Applicants for Category I must represent multi- jurisdictional proposals from state, local, or
tribal law enforcement agencies.
         The project period for awards under this program is up to 12 months. The project start
date should be on or after September 1, 2007.
Proposal Deadline is June 25, 2007
http://www.ojp.usdoj.gov/BJA/grant/07ByrneDiscSol.pdf


                                                     ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE
                                                     ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE
Wettlland Program Devellop mentt Grantts
We and Program Deve op men Gran s
        EPA’s Wetland Program Development Grants
(WPDGs) provide the opportunity to conduct projects that
promote the coordination and acceleration of research,
investigations, experiments, training, demonstrations, surveys and studies relating to the causes,
effects, extent, prevention, reduction and elimination of water pollution. While WPDGs can be
used by recipients to build and refine any element of a comprehensive wetland program,
proposals that address one or more national and/or regional priorities may increase the chances
of being selected for award. Projects must occur within the states of EPA Region 4, specifically,
Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina or Tennessee.
Implementation of wetland protection programs is not an eligible activity under this
announcement.
        The following are National Priorities:
        A. Regulation (Enhancing Wetlands Protection)
            1. Improving the Effectiveness of Compensatory Mitigation
            2. Refining the Protection of Vulnerable Wetlands and Aquatic Resources
        B. Monitoring and Assessment
            3. Wetland Mapping
        The Region 4 Priority for these awards is to build state, tribal, regional and local capacity
through the development and refinement of their wetland programs. EPE encourages projects
that support and incorporate the comprehensive approach to watershed management; that
improve the understanding of isolated wetlands; that improve the understanding of intermittent
and ephemeral streams; and other program capacity building efforts.




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        Region 4 has also established the following additional priority: Development of Wetland
Restoration Demonstrations and Studies on a Watershed Basis. These demonstrations and
studies should address water quality and reducing flooding impacts, surface and groundwater
pollutant loading, water quantity issues, and/or wetland recharge of groundwater use.
        EPA expects approximately $1.6M to be available under this announcement to fund
approximately 3-5 cooperative agreements. Typical awards will range from $100,000-$500,000
for 1- to 3-year project durations. Non-federal matching funds of at least 25% of the total project
cost are required.
Proposals must be received by JUNE 15, 2007, 5 p.m. Eastern Time. Proposals may be
submitted in hard copy or via Grants.gov.
        http://www.grants.gov/search/search.do?mode=VIEW&oppId=13893

Ecollogiicall Biiollogy Cllustter
Eco og ca B o ogy C us er
         The National Science Foundation’s (NSF) Ecological
Biology Cluster supports research on natural and managed
ecological systems, primarily in terrestrial, wetland and freshwater
habitats. Research areas include experimental, observational, theoretical and modeling studies on
the structure and function of complex associations that focus on biotic components, and the
coupling of small-scale systems to each other and to large-scale systems.
         Projects are encouraged that develop conceptual and synthetic linkages among
theoretical, modeling and empirical approaches; that are conducted at one or more scales of
ecological or geographic organization; and that synthesize empirical and theoretical findings into
new paradigms. The Ecological Biology Cluster funds research in the following areas:
         Ecology: Supports studies of community ecology and population interactions at diverse
spatial and temporal scales. These include (1) dynamics and processes within particular habitats;
(2) food-web structure; (3) landscape patterns and processes; (4) paleoecology; (5) biotic
interactions, including mutualism, competition, predation and parasitism; (6) mechanisms of
coexistence and community assembly; (7) co-evolution; and (8) chemical ecology. Ecology
particularly encourages studies that reveal causal mechanisms, patterns and ecological processes
or that apply to a wide range of habitats and taxa. Studies focusing on population dynamics of
single species should be directed to the Population and Evolutionary Processes Cluster.
         Long-Term Research in Environmental Biology (LTREB): Focuses on evolutionary
or ecological phenomena that require long-term investigation. Awards are designed to provide
base funding to help maintain an on-going long-term research project in any area supported by
the Division of Environmental Biology (DEB). These awards are not a source of start-up funds to
initiate long-term research, nor should they be the main source of extramural support for
investigators.
         Inter- and multi-disciplinary proposals that fall across traditional programmatic
boundaries are welcomed and encouraged. Studies focusing on the ecology of marine organisms
should be directed to the Biological Oceanography Program in the Division of Ocean Sciences.
Studies focusing on human disease or health are not supported.
Full proposal target dates are JULY 9, 2007, and January 9, 2008.
http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=12823&org=DEB&from=home




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Ecosysttem Sciience Cllustter
Ecosys em Sc ence C us er
         The National Science Foundation’s (NSF) Ecosystem
Science Cluster supports research on natural, managed and
disturbed ecosystems, including those in terrestrial, freshwater
and wetland (including salt marsh) environments. Descriptive and manipulative approaches in
field, mesocosm and laboratory settings are supported, with the expectation that the bulk of the
research is question- or hypothesis-driven. Proposals are encouraged, but not necessarily
required, to incorporate new or existing quantitative or conceptual models for the purpose of
integration or synthesis. The Ecosystem Science Cluster funds research in the following areas:
         The Ecosystem Studies Program supports investigations of whole-system ecological
processes and relationships in ecosystems across a diversity of spatial and temporal (including
paleo) scales. Proposals may focus on areas such as: biogeochemistry; decomposition of organic
matter; belowground nutrient cycling and energy flow; primary productivity; radiatively active
gas flux; element budgets on watershed, regional, continental or global scales; relationships
between diversity and ecosystem function; ecosystem services; and landscape dynamics.
         Proposals will be considered that focus on advancing ecosystem science through either
the pursuit of new theoretical paradigms or novel modeling efforts. Proposals that, in whole or in
part, strive to develop new techniques can be supported when a compelling argument exists that
there is the potential for a major advance in ecosystem research.
         Inter- and multi-disciplinary proposals that fall across traditional programmatic
boundaries are welcomed and encouraged. Proposals may focus on the cycling of non-nutrient
elements, but proposals that are ecotoxicological in orientation will not be considered.
Ecosystem-oriented proposals that focus on coastal marine or deep ocean habitats are reviewed
by the Biological Oceanography Program in the Division of Ocean Sciences.
Full proposal target dates are JULY 9, 2007, and January 9, 2008.
http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=12822&org=DEB&from=home


                                                       INTERNATIONAL STUDIES
                                                       INTERNATIONAL STUDIES
The Washiingtton Candiian Embassy
The Wash ng on Cand an Embassy
         The Following individual grants are being offered:

        Research Grant Program assists individual scholars or teams of scholars in writing an
         article-length manuscript of publishable quality with a focus on Canada or Canada-U.S.
         relations. Applications due: September 30, 2007.
         http://www.canadianembassy.org/education/grantguide-en.asp#research

        Graduate Student Fellowship Program offers doctoral students an opportunity to
         conduct part of their dissertation research in Canada. The program is intended for
         students whose dissertations are related in substantial part to the study of Canada.
         Applications due: October 31, 2007.
         http://www.canadianembassy.org/education/grantguide-en.asp#graduate

        Faculty Enrichment (Course Development) Program provides faculty members an
         opportunity to develop or update a course with substantial Canadian content that will be


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         offered as part of their regular teaching load. Applications due: October 31, 2007.
         http://www.canadianembassy.org/education/grantguide-en.asp#faculty

        Conference Grant Program supports conferences that address important and timely
         issues about Canada or Canada-U.S. relations. It is designed to assist an institution in
         holding a conference and publishing the resulting papers and proceedings in a scholarly
         fashion. Applications due: June 30, 2007.
         http://www.canadianembassy.org/education/grantguide-en.asp#conference

        Program Enhancement Grant encourages scholarly inquiry and multidisciplinary
         professional academic activities that contribute to the development or expansion of a
         program dedicated to the study of Canada or Canada-U.S. relations. Applications due:
         June 15, 2007. http://www.canadianembassy.org/education/grantguide-
         en.asp#enhancement

        Outreach Grant Program encourages and supports training and resource development
         that benefit K-12 teachers who teach about Canada, Canada-U.S. relations, and/or
         Canada's role in the international community. Applications due: June 30, 2007.
         http://www.canadianembassy.org/education/grantguide-en.asp#outreach

                                                             SOCIAL SCIENCES
                                                             SOCIAL SCIENCES
Sociiall Sciience Research Counciill Kattriina Grantts
Soc a Sc ence Research Counc Ka r na Gran s
        The SSRC is offering small grants in aid of up to $5,000 (in rare cases $7,500) to enable
researchers to complete projects bearing on Hurricane Katrina, its impacts on people and places,
and the reconstruction of the Gulf Coast. These may supplement funds from other sources.
        Preference will be given to students completing dissertation projects and to younger
researchers, but applications are welcome from others. The awards are intended to enable people
to bring to fruition research they have already begun.
        For more information, please contact Mari Denby at denby@ssrc.org.
No Deadline for Proposals
http://www.ssrc.org/announcements/Katrina_Grants/




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