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					                                               Funding Bulletin
                          Funding Opportunities for Research, Instruction, Service, Creative Activities
                                         Fellowships and International Programs
                            October 23, 2003                                                  Vol. 12, No. 38

        Program Information                     Deadline: Letters of Intent 10/15/2003;       Opportunities (IREX)
                                                Proposals 12/15/2003                          Applications for the 2004-2005 Individ-
 To receive program descriptions and
                                                                                              ual Advanced Research Opportunities
 application forms for funding opportu-
                                                38-4 Undergraduate Mentoring in               (IARO) program are now available. This
 nities, please contact Beverly Page,
                                                Environmental Biology (UMEB)                  program provides predoctoral and post-
 Information Specialist, Research and
                                                (NSF)                                         doctoral scholars with fellowships for on-
 Sponsored Programs, phone: (785)532-
                                                                                              site humanities and policy-relevant
 5045, e-mail:                   This program is designed to enable insti-     research in Europe and Eurasia for two to
                                                tutions to create programs that will          nine months. Funding for cross-regional
                                                encourage undergraduate students, espe-       humanities research in Mongolia, Iran,
                                                cially those from under-represented           and Turkey is also available.
               GENERAL                          groups, to pursue a career in environ-        URL:
                                                mental biology. In FY2004, the Director-      application.asp
                                                ate for Biological Sciences has               Deadline: 11/1/2003
38-1 TransCoop Program for
Transatlantic Research Collaboration            significantly modified the nature of the
                                                program. UMEB still supports Research-
                                                Mentoring projects that provide year-         38-8 Grants for Public Art (Gunk)
Through the TransCoop Program, the              round support for undergraduate students
                                                                                              The Gunk Foundation is interested in sup-
Alexander von Humboldt Foundation pro-          to gain research experience in biological
vides funds for collaborative research                                                        porting projects that make it out of the
                                                sciences related to the environment.
                                                                                              museum, gallery, and alternative spaces
between German, U.S. and/or Canadian            Unlike previous years, planning grants
                                                                                              and into the spaces of daily life; for exam-
scholars in the humanities, social sciences,    are no longer supported and there is no
law and economics. The foundation gives                                                       ple, work that is shown in the spaces of
                                                deadline for submission of travel grants.
                                                                                              public transportation, city streets, or work
priority to new research collaborations.        All projects should emphasize factors
                                                                                              places and is seen by people outside of the
Applications from the natural sciences,         that encourage and enable members of
including engineering and the life sci-                                                       art and academic worlds. The Foundation
                                                under-represented groups to enter and
                                                                                              is also interested in work that catches one
ences, may be considered if the research        remain in environmental biology, as
                                                                                              by surprise—the audience may not plan to
topic has a plausible link to the humanities    broadly defined in the Program Solicita-
and social sciences.                                                                          be an audience (like planning to go see a
                                                tion. NSF 03-585
                                                                                              movie) but is one inadvertently (the
URL:          URL:
                                                                                              movie is projected on a building that they
Deadline: 10/31/2003, 4/30/2004                 getpub.cfm?nsf03585
                                                                                              pass by). It is the foundation’s belief that
                                                Deadline: 10/31/2003                          work that is site specific and that cuts into
38-2 Fulbright Scholar Program                                                                the space of everyday life will have the
(CIES)                                          38-5 Kansas Wheat Commission                  most profound effect on politicizing the
                                                (KWC)                                         public realm.
The Worldwide Fulbright Scholar-in-Resi-                                                      URL:
dence Program brings visiting scholars          Kansas Wheat Commission is seeking            Deadline: 10/31/2003
and professionals from abroad to lecture at     research proposals for FY2005. KWC is
U.S. colleges and universities for one          interested in research that has direct mar-
semester or one academic year. The pro-         ket application in these areas of interest:                EDUCATION
gram is especially appropriate for small        Hard White Wheat; Testing Methods and
liberal arts colleges, minority-serving         Procedures; Biotechnology; Producer           38-9 Rehabilitation Training:
institutions, and community colleges,           Profitability Enhancement; Consumer           Rehabilitation Long-Term Training
many of which do not often have the             Preferences; and New Wheat Food Uses.         (ED)
opportunity to host visiting scholars.          Deadline: AES 10/24/03; 11/1/2003
URL:                                                          The Rehabilitation Long-Term Training
Deadline: 11/1/2003                                                                           program provides financial assistance for
                                                38-6 Morris Animal Foundation                 1) Projects that provide basic or advanced
                                                Grants (Morris)                               training leading to an academic degree in
           AGRICULTURE                                                                        areas of personnel shortages in rehabilita-
                                                The Morris Animal Foundation improves         tion; 2) Projects that provide a specified
                                                the health and well-being of companion        series of courses or program of study
38-3 Microbial Genome Sequencing                animals and wildlife by funding humane
Program FY 2004 (NSF)                                                                         leading to award of certificate in areas of
                                                health studies and disseminating infor-       personnel shortages: and 3) Projects that
As a collaborative, interagency effort, the     mation about these studies. The Founda-       provide support for medical residents
National Science Foundation, and the            tion is seeking preproposals for research     enrolled in residency training programs in
Cooperative State Research, Education,          on diseases/care of the following groups:     the specialty of physical medicine and
and Extension Service (CSREES) of the           Canine, Equine, Feline, Llama/Alpaca,         rehabilitation. Priority areas are: Rehabil-
U.S. Department of Agriculture invite           and Wildlife/Special Species. The Foun-       itation Administration; Rehabilitation
research proposals to support high-             dation will also fund projects in: Alterna-   Technology; Vocational Evaluation and
throughput sequencing of the genomes of         tive/Complimentary Medicine, Emerging         Work Adjustment; Rehabilitation of Indi-
microorganisms (including viruses, bacte-       Conditions, Pain Management, Pilot            viduals Who Are Deaf or Hard of Hear-
ria, archaea, fungi, oomycetes, protists and    Studies, and Behavior.                        ing; Job Development and Job Placement
agriculturally important nematodes). The        URL: http://                                  Services to Individuals With Disabilities.
availability of genome sequences pro-                 (FR 08/26/03)
vides the foundation for understanding          Deadline: 11/3/2003                           URL:
how microorganisms function and live,                                                         257/2422/14mar20010800/
and how they interact with their environ-                                           
ments and with other organisms. NSF 03-               ARTS & HUMANITIES                       21813.htm
603                                                                                           Deadline: 10/27/2003; 12/26/2003
URL:             38-7 Individual Advanced Research

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38-10 Fund for the Improvement of             areas are: biotechnology, Standards and            HEALTH & LIFE SCIENCE
Postsecondary Education (FIPSE) -             Metrology, Environmental Technologies,
Comprehensive Program (ED)                    Energy, Manufacturing Technologies and         38-16 Mechanisms of Mineralization in
                                              Information Technology.                        Bone (HHS)
Priorities are: Projects to improve the
quality of K-12 teaching through new                                                         This RFA is intended to stimulate and
models of teacher preparation and                                                            support investigation of the mechanisms
through new kinds of partnerships             Deadline: 10/28/2003
                                                                                             that mediate and regulate the incorpora-
between schools and colleges and univer-                                                     tion of mineral into bone. Recent observa-
sities that enhance students’ preparation     38-13 University Photonics Research            tions have underscored the critical
for, access to, and success in college;       Centers (DARPA) (DHS)                          contribution of bone mineral to the
Projects to promote innovative reforms in                                                    mechanical properties of bone, including
the curriculum and instruction of various     The Defense Advanced Research Projects         its resistance to fracture. Thus, an
subjects at the college preparation, under-   Agency (DARPA) is soliciting proposals         improved understanding of the mineral-
graduate, and graduate/professional lev-      to exploit emerging photonic technologies      ization process could lead to new thera-
els, especially through student-centered      for use in intelligent microsystems for        peutic and preventive interventions for
or technology-mediated strategies, and        sensing, communication, processing, and        reducing the risk of fracture in groups at
including the subject area of civic educa-    storage of information through the estab-      risk because of bone loss. RFA-AR-04-
tion; Projects designing more cost-effec-     lishment of University-based Photonics         001 (NIHG 09/05/03)
tive ways of improving postsecondary          Research (UPR) centers. The intent is:         URL:
instruction and operations, i.e., to pro-     first, to lay the foundation of next genera-   rfa-files/RFA-AR-04-001.html
mote more student learning relative to        tion photonics technology; second, to          Deadline: Letters of Intent 10/21/2003;
institutional resources expended; and         advance applications of photonics tech-        applications 11/18/2003
Projects to support new ways to ensure        nologies beyond traditional domains by
equal access to postsecondary education       forging interdisciplinary links within the
and to improve rates of retention and pro-    centers; and third, to make the centers                 SOCIAL SCIENCES
gram completion, especially for underrep-     national resources for expertise and
resented students whose retention and         highly trained individuals. RA03-37            38-17 International Research and
completion rates continue to lag behind       URL:                     Studies Program (ED)
those of other groups, and especially to      Deadline: 10/24/2003
encourage wider adoption of proven                                                           The International Research and Studies
approaches to this problem. CFDA Nos.                                                        Program provides grants to conduct
84.116A, 84.116B                              38-14 Multiple-Objective Optimization          research and studies to improve and
URL:                 for Bridge Management Systems                  strengthen instruction in modern foreign
Deadline: Preapplications 11/3/2003;          (NCHRP)                                        languages, area studies, and other interna-
Applications 3/22/2004                                                                       tional fields. ED is particularly interested
                                              Currently available bridge management          in applications that meet the following
                                              systems (BMS) tools compute an optimal         invitational priorities: 1) Research, sur-
                                              solution based on the objective of least       veys, studies, or development of instruc-
38-11 Course, Curriculum, and                 long-term cost. Bridge managers are find-
Laboratory Improvement (CCLI)--                                                              tional materials that serve to enhance
                                              ing that their constituents require bridge     international understanding for use at the
Assessment (NSF)                              conditions to be substantially better than a   elementary and secondary education lev-
The Course, Curriculum, and Laboratory        least long-term cost solution would pro-       els, or for use in teacher education pro-
Improvement CCLI-ASA (or ASA) sup-            vide. Research is needed to develop a          grams; 2) The development of
ports research on assessment, and the         multiple-objective optimization model.         instructional materials that are nonbi-
development and dissemination of assess-      The objectives of this project are to          ased, factually accurate and solicitous of
ment practices, materials (tools), and        develop methodologies and to produce a         diverse views on the Middle East, Central
measures to guide efforts that improve the    BMS software module for network- and           Asia, and South Asia or the languages
effectiveness of courses, curricula, pro-     project-level optimization of multiple,        spoken in these regions; and 3) Studies
grams of study, and academic institutions     user-specified performance criteria.           assessing the outcomes and effectiveness
in promoting student achievement, partic-     Project 12-67                                  of programs. CFDA No. 84.017A (FR 08/
ularly in science, technology, engineering,   URL:          26/03)
and mathematics. ASA also promotes the        All+Projects/NCHRP+12-67                       URL:
full integration of assessment with these     Deadline: 10/27/2003                           fedregister/index.html
educational efforts. ASA projects may be                                                     Deadline: 11/3/2003
integrated with research on learning, par-
ticularly research focused in the STEM        38-15 Safety and Operational Impacts              R.W. Trewyn, Vice Provost for Research &
disciplines. It supports projects in three    of Design Element Trade-Offs (NRC)                Dean of the Graduate School
areas: 1) New Development; 2) Adapta-         Design standards provide a benchmark              Ted Knous, Associate Vice Provost for
tion; 3) Dissemination. NSF 03-584            for the development of elements that              Research
URL:           compose a highway design. Realistically,
getpub.cfm?nsf03584                                                                             Caron Boyce, Secretary
                                              designers are sometimes faced with situa-
Deadline: 10/29/2003                          tions where adherence to standards may            Jim Guikema, Associate Vice Provost, Gradu-
                                              not be practical from an engineering,             ate Research
                                              environmental, community, or benefit-
ENGINEERING, MATHEMATICS                      cost perspective. The objectives of this          Preaward Section
  & PHYSICAL SCIENCES                                                                           Paul Lowe, Director
                                              project are to 1) quantify the safety and         Anita Fahrny, Assistant Director
                                              operational impacts of design element             Kathy Tilley, Carole Lovin, Rich Doan, Bev-
38-12 Science and Technology Program          trade-offs and their associated risks and 2)      erly Nichols, Jean Sommer, Rex Goff, Dawn
for Competitive Grants to Support             develop guidelines to assist designers in         Caldwell, Jodi Milliner
Junior Scientist Development Visits by        making reasonable choices among possi-
U.S. and Egyptian Scientists (STATE)          ble design element trade-offs. The project        Information Specialist & Editor
                                                                                                Beverly Page
                                              shall evaluate design element trade-offs
This program will provide modest grants
                                              encompassing the full range of highway            Human Subjects, Animal Care & Use,
for successfully competitive proposals for
                                              designs, including context-sensitive solu-        and Biosafety
development visits by Junior American
                                              tions and common design exceptions.               Gerald P. Jaax, Research Compliance Officer
Scientists to Egypt; and Junior Egyptian                                                        Alissa Ross, Secretary
Scientists to the United States. Applicants
must be scientists who have received their                                                      Congressional Relations
                                              Deadline: 10/30/2003
PhD within the past ten years. Priority                                                         Sue Peterson, R.W. Trewyn

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