Funding Bulletin
Funding Opportunities for Research, Instruction, Service, Creative Activities
Fellowships and International Programs
December 17, 2002
Program Information
To receive program descriptions and
application forms for funding opportunities, please contact Beverly Page,
Information Specialist, Research and
Sponsored Programs, phone: (785)5325045, e-mail: [email protected]
42-1 Math and Science Partnership
Program (MSP) (NSF)
The Math and Science Partnership (MSP)
program supports innovative partnershipdriven projects developed to improve K12 student achievement in mathematics
and science. K-20 education organizations
(that is, K-12 schools and school districts,
and institutions of higher education) are
critical partners in all MSP projects. Specifically, administrators, mathematics and
science teachers and guidance counselors
in K-12 partner organizations join forces
with disciplinary faculty in mathematics,
science and/or engineering, education faculty and administrators in higher education
partner organizations in activities developed to effect deep, lasting improvement
in K-12 mathematics and science education. For this competition, organizations
may submit only one proposal as a LEAD
partner. School districts are eligible to be
partners in up to two proposal submissions; school districts may participate as
partners in no more than one Comprehensive proposal submission. Please contact
Ted Knous, 532-6195, [email protected],
by December 2, 2002, if you wish to submit a proposal. NSF 02-190
Deadline: Internal 12/02/02; Proposals
42-2 Higuchi Awards (KU)
Nominations are open for Higuchi/Endowment Association Research Achievement
Awards. The four Higuchi/Endowment
Awards were established by the late
Regents Distinguished Professor Takeru
Higuchi and his wife, Aya Higuchi, along
with the Kansas University Endowment
Association. Nominees must be Board of
Regents school faculty members. Awards
are given for work that has had a major
and substantial impact and has been of
national and/or international interest. One
award is given in each of the following
areas: the Humanities and Social Sciences;
the Basic Sciences; the Biomedical Sciences; and the Applied Sciences which
also must have been research of significant
relevance to the State of Kansas.
Deadline: 12/6/2002
Vol. 11, No. 42
42-3 Operation of Sensors in Vivo
The National Institute of Biomedical
Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB)
and the National Institute on Deafness
and Other Communication Disorders
seek investigator-initiated applications
for research grant awards (R01) or
exploratory/developmental research
grant awards (R21) for the development
of innovative technologies designed to
increase the utility of a sensor in vivo. In
particular, novel sensing modalities need
to be developed that operate in vivo or
that alter the healing dynamics at the sensor insertion point. A team-based
approach is strongly encouraged to capitalize upon the talents from sensor engineers, pathologists, histologists, cell
biologists, immunologists and biomaterial scientists. Materials science, engineering design changes, pharmaceutical
adaptations, and novel transduction
mechanisms are needed to improve sensor performance in vivo. EB-03-001
(NIHG 10/25/02)
Deadline: Letters of Intent 1/6/2003;
Applications 1/21/2003
42-4 Senior Fellowships at the
Smithsonian (Smithsonian)
Fellowships at the Smithsonian Institution provide students and scholars with
opportunities to pursue independent
research projects in association with
members of the Smithsonian professional research staff. Applicants to the
fellowship programs must propose
research in a field pursued at the Smithsonian. Fellowships are only offered to
support research within Smithsonian
facilities or programs. Fellows are
expected to spend most of their tenure in
residence at the Smithsonian, except
when arrangements are made for periods
of field work or research travel.
Deadline: 1/15/2003
42-5 Revisionary Syntheses in
Systematics (NSF)
Two of the core programs within the
Division of Environmental Biology-Systematic Biology and Biodiversity
Surveys and Inventories—encourage the
submission of proposals aimed at synthesizing available and new species-level
information in the context of providing
revisionary and predictive classifications
of particular groups of organisms. The
program goals are to help revitalize revisionary systematics, so that it fully utilizes modern information technology at
all stages, from data capture (e.g., digital
imaging, geo-referencing, etc.) and analysis (e.g., sequence alignments, phylogeny reconstructions, GIS, image analysis,
etc.) through to electronic presentation
and dissemination of the results.
Deadline: 1/10/2003
42-6 Higher Education Multicultural
Scholars (USDA)
The Agriculture Department is inviting
applications to increase the multicultural
diversity of the food and agricultural scientific and professional workforce. Scholarships are intended to encourage
outstanding students from racial and ethnic groups that are traditionally underrepresented to pursue and complete degrees
in the agricultural sciences, including
agribusiness, biological engineering, agricultural social sciences and aquaculture,
among other fields.
Deadline: 1/24/2003
42-7 Agricultural Exports and Rural
Incomes (USAID)
The U.S. Agency for International Development intends to issue a request for
applications for a five-year agricultural
exports and rural incomes project
designed to address socio-economic problems in Egypt. The effort will focus on
three key socio-economic problems: high
unemployment, low rural income and
underdeveloped agricultural export potential. The goal is to increase rural incomes
and farm and agriculture business jobs by
expanding access of Egypt’s farmers and
agribusiness firms to critical knowledge,
technology, markets and institutions.
(FBO 10/07/02)
Deadline: N/A
42-8 Fellowships in Egypt (ARCE)
The American Research Center in Egypt
(ARCE) supports research in Egypt on all
phases of Egyptian civilization and culture and promotes and strengthens American-Egyptian cultural ties. Fields of
interest are: Archaeology, Architecture,
Art, Economics, Egyptology, History,
Humanistic Social Sciences, Humanities,
Islamic Studies, Literature, Political Science, and Religious Studies.
Deadline: 1/5/2003
42-9 Learning Opportunities Grants
IMLS is announcing a new opportunity
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for museums. In FY2003, IMLS will offer
Learning Opportunity Grants. This grant
opportunity is part of an evaluation and
redirection of the General Operating Support (GOS) program. For FY2003, the
Learning Opportunity Grants will offer
funding for museums to address one or
more strategic goals: building public
access; expanding educational services;
reaching families and children; and using
technology more effectively in support of
these goals. These grants will also support
the efforts of museums to upgrade and
integrate new technologies into their
overall institutional effectiveness.
Deadline: 1/15/2003
42-10 Living With a Star Space
Environment Testbeds (NASA)
The National Aeronautics and Space
Administration (NASA) Living With a
Star (LWS) Space Environment Testbed
(SET) Program intends to solicit investigations for its first project, SET-1. The
investigations will develop products that
will reduce the requirements for margins
in spacecraft design and operations to
account for the uncertainties in the space
environment in the presence of a spacecraft (i.e., the induced environment) and
its effects. The NRA will solicit proposals
in response to requirements for products
from investigations in five categories of
space environments and effects. NRA-02OSS-04 (FBO 08/26/02)
Deadline: 12/18/2002
42-11 Water Quality (EPA)
The Environmental Protection Agency
(EPA) is seeking initial proposals for
water quality cooperative agreements,
which address unique and innovative
projects that address the requirements of
the national pollutant discharge elimination program. Priorities include research,
investigations, experiments, training,
demonstrations, surveys and studies
related to the causes, effects extent, prevention, reduction and elimination of
water pollution in the following areas:
impacts of weather flows; ballast water
treatment; onsite/decentralized wastewater treatment systems; management systems for water pollution controlled
programs asset management; and wastewater infrastructure security, among others. (FR 10/31/02)
Deadline: 12/30/2002
42-12 Engineering Sciences for
Modeling, Simulation, DecisionMaking and Emerging Technologies
This is a continuation of a collaborative
research program between the National
Science Foundation (NSF) and Sandia
National Laboratories (Sandia) that was
started in 1997. The objective of this collaborative program is to fund research
projects that are focused on advancing the
fundamental knowledge base needed to
support advanced computer simulations.
Advances are needed in the following
broad classes of technical development:
the fidelity of the simulation models,
experimental discovery necessary for the
determination of the models and their validations, uncertainty quantification of the
resulting computations, and computational techniques for the solution of the
simulation models on high performance
computing platforms. NSF 03-505
Deadline: Letters of Intent 1/6/2003;
Proposals 3/14/2003
42-13 Small Business Innovation
Research (SBIR) and Small Business
Technology Transfer (STTR) Programs
Annual Solicitation (DoE)
The Department of Energy invites small
businesses (500 employees or less) to
submit grant applications in response to
its annual SBIR and STTR programs. For
both SBIR and STTR, grant applications
will be sought in a variety of technical
areas including the following: Advanced
Technologies for Nuclear Energy;
Enhanced Proteomics Signature Analysis
in Support of Pathogen Detection, Bioinformatics, and Epidemiological Modeling; Technologies for Nuclear
Nonproliferation and Homeland Defense;
Biological Carbon Sequestration
Research and Technology; Genome,
Structural Biology, and Related Biotechnologies; Carbon Cycle Measurements of
the Atmosphere and the Biosphere; Materials, Sensors, and Controls for Advanced
Power Systems; Fuel Cell Research; Natural Gas Technologies; Biobased Products and Bioenergy; Nuclear Physics
Accelerator Technology; and Nuclear
Physics Electronics Design and Fabrication. DOE-SC0059 (FBO 09/10/02)
Deadline: 1/14/2003
42-15 Improving Diet and Physical
Activity Assessment (NIH)
The objective of this Program Announcement is to support research to improve
diet and physical activity measurement
through improved instruments, technologies, or statistical/analytic techniques.
Proposals should be aimed at exploring
the optimal combination of objective and
self-report measures of physical activity
or dietary intake that can capture these
behaviors in both general and diverse
populations. PAR-03-009 (NIHG 11/11/
Deadline: Letters of Intent 1/1/2003;
Applications 2/1/2003
42-16 International Cooperative
Biodiversity Groups (ICBG) (NIH)
The National Institutes of Health, the
National Science Foundation and the U.S.
Department of Agriculture invite applications for the establishment or continuation
of International Cooperative Biodiversity
Groups to address the interdependent
issues of biodiversity conservation, economic capacity, and human health
through discovery and development of
therapeutic agents for diseases of importance in developing countries as well as
those important to developed countries.
Innovative and integrated approaches to
access to genetic resources and benefitsharing with host country stakeholders
and participants is an important component of the overall program. Particularly
relevant disease areas and health needs
include cancer, HIV-AIDS and its opportunistic infections, tuberculosis, malaria,
and other emerging diseases, mental disorders of adults and children, drug abuse
and cardiovascular and pulmonary diseases. TW-03-004 (NIHG 10/18/02)
Deadline: Letters of Intent 1/20/2003;
Applications 2/19/2003
42-14 Plasma Physics Junior Faculty
Development Program (DOE)
R.W. Trewyn, Vice Provost for Research &
Dean of the Graduate School
The Office of Fusion Energy Sciences
(OFES) of the Office of Science (SC),
U.S. Department of Energy (DOE),
announces its interest in receiving grant
applications for support under its Plasma
Physics Junior Faculty Development Program. Applications should be from tenure-track faculty investigators who are
currently involved in experimental or theoretical plasma physics research and
should be submitted through a U.S. academic institution. The purpose of this program is to support the development of the
individual research programs of exceptionally talented scientists and engineers
early in their careers. DE-FG01-02ER0225
Deadline: 1/7/2003
Ted Knous, Associate Vice Provost, Tech
Transfer and Research
Caron Boyce, Secretary
Jim Guikema, Associate Vice Provost, Graduate Research
Preaward Section
Paul Lowe, Director
Anita Fahrny, Assistant Director
Kathy Tilley, Lisa Duer, Carole Lovin, Rich
Doan, Rex Goff, Dawn Caldwell, Cheryl
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