OFFICE OF SPONSORED PROGRAMS
Funding News & Notes
February 2006 (FY06)

Pointers from Pat
Selected Funding Announcements
Deadline Links

 

Pointers from Pat

The National Science Foundation is attempting to focus on five specified "investment areas" for FY06. Those areas are

The goal of focusing on these areas is to "enhance the productivity and efficiency of the science and engineering enterprise while producing concrete economic and social benefits for the nation." More information on each of these areas can be found at http://www.nsf.gov/news/priority_areas/.

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Selected Funding Announcements

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Department of Health and Human Services

Graphic Arts Education and Research Foundation

IREX International Research and Exchanges Board

Keck Foundation

National Institutes of Health

National Science Foundation

 

 

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FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES

Center for Disease Control and Prevention

Workplace Violence Prevention Research. The Workplace Prevention Resarch grant program is designed to "develop, implement, and validate intervention strategies designed to reduce the risks of violence in the workplace." The goal is the development of new interventions and evaluation of existing interventions. Approximately 3-6 awards will be given in FY06 under the sum total of $1 million. Applicants may request a project period of up to three years for new intervention research and up to five years for intervention evaluation research. Applications are due April 4, 2006. More information is available at http://grants1.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-OH-06-004.html

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Department of Health and Human Services

Family Planning Service Delivery Improvement Research. The purpose of this grant program is to expand the knowledge base in areas identified for applied research attention in this announcement. These areas include Quality of Care, Reproductive Health Care to Adolescents/Parental Involvement, Reproductive Health Services to Males, Family Planning Services to Couples, Organizational Approaches to Integrated Services, and Translating Research into Practice. The OPA, subject to the availability of funds, intends to make available approximately $750,000 each year to support an estimated three to four new research projects in each of the three years. Applications are due May 15, 2006 with the optional letter of intent to April 30, 2006. For more information, please email eeckard@osophs.dhhs.gov.

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Graphic Arts Education and Research Foundation

Grants for Graphic Communications Projects. The Foundation considers proposals for request for funds only if: (a) the project is in the graphic communications field; and (b) the funds are used for educational purposes in the broadest sense. Graphic arts teachers, institutions, students and graduate students may submit proposals. Applications are due May 30, 2006. More information is available at http://teched.edtl.vt.edu/gcc/HTML/GAERF/Guidelines.html

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IREX International Research and Exchanges Board

Policy-Connect Collaborative Research Grants. This grant program's goal is to attract, select, and support advanced research "by US experts in policy-relevant subject areas related to Southeast Europe and Eurasia, facilitate collaboration among and between US and international scholars, and disseminate knowledge about Europe and Eurasia to a wide network of constituents in the United States and abroad." Collaborative teams may be comprised of two to three US scholars. Applicants and collaborators must hold a PhD or other professional graduate degree. Applications will be awarded with up to $30,000. The deadline for applications is April 1, 2006. More information is available at http://www.irex.org/programs/policy-connect/index.asp

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Keck Foundation

Science and Engineering Grant Program. The primary interest of the W. M. Keck Foundation is support for exemplary scientific, engineering, and medical research programs throughout the United States. Through its Science and Engineering Program, the foundation seeks to enrich research and teaching. Grants for equipment, facilities, fellowships, and basic research projects at the frontiers of science and engineering are offered. The foundation also supports excellent undergraduate college science and engineering programs and encourages multidisciplinary projects and multi-college cooperative science ventures. Applications are due May 15, 2006. More information is available at http://www.wmkeck.org/programs/science.html.

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National Institutes of Health

Non-Injection Drug Abuse and HIV/AIDS. This Non-Injection Drug Abuse and HIV/AIDS grant program seeks to encourage drug abuse research that elucidates the contribution of non-injection drug abuse to the acquisition and/or transmission and/or disease progression of HIV/AIDS. "Specifically, it seeks to: 1) investigate how, where, why, and among whom HIV/AIDS is spreading through non-injection drug use associated high-risk sexual behavior; 2) develop effective prevention and treatment interventions for non-injection drug users at risk for or infected with HIV; and 3) improve accessibility and utilization of evidence-based, integrated care for non-injection drug abuse, risky sexual behavior, and HIV/AIDS and other infectious diseases." Projects should not exceed 5 years. The award amount is dependent on the merit and creativity of the application. The deadline for the next project is May 1, 2006. More information is available at http://grants1.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAS-06-054.html.

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Structural Interventions, Alcohol Use, and Risk of HIV/AIDS. This solicitation requests research on the effectiveness of structural interventions that reduce the risk of HIV/AIDS transmission by changing the environment of alcohol use. Applications should assess the impacts on HIV/AIDS risk of changes in one or more features of the alcohol consumption environment, including--but not limited to--changes in: local zoning of alcohol outlets; the form of alcohol availability (e.g., the sale of distilled spirits by the individual drink; ban on beer keg sales to individuals); retail prices of alcoholic beverages; alcohol server training programs; the access of underage persons to alcohol. The deadline for applications is May 1, 2006. More information is available at http://grants1.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-05-146.html.

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National Science Foundation

Evaluative Research & Evaluation Capacity Building (EREC) and Research on Learning & Education (ROLE). The Evaluative Research and Capacity Building (EREC) program seeks proposals that offer unique approaches to evaluation practice in the generation of knowledge for the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education community and for broad policymaking within the research and education enterprise. The Research on Learning and Education (ROLE) program seeks to capitalize on important developments across a wide range of fields related to human learning and to STEM education. The potential research areas are the biological basis of human learning; behavioral, cognitive, affective and social aspects of STEM learning; STEM learning in formal and informal educational settings; STEM policy research; and the diffusion of STEM innovations. Approximately 15 to 30 awards will be given out. Both the EREC and ROLE programs will fund studies up to a maximum of $1,350,000 over a 36-month period. Where appropriate, both programs are willing to fund well-designed longitudinal studies for a period of 48 months at a maximum of $1,600,000. The deadline for applications can be either March 31, 2006, or May 15, 2006. More information is available at http://www.nsf.gov/publications/pub_summ.jsp?ods_key=nsf05529.

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Mathematical, Social, and Behavioral Sciences. The purpose of this program is to advance the mathematical or statistical foundations of research in the social, behavioral, or economic sciences. The resulting research is expected both to further understanding of social and/or behavioral science phenomena and to address a topic of interest to the mathematical sciences. Proposals for workshops or symposia that foster the interaction of social, behavioral, and/or economic scientists with mathematicians and/or statisticians also are welcome. Approximately $4.5 million is available for 9-18 awards. Applications are due April 20, 2006. More information is available at http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=11683

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Deadline Links

The following external links are funding deadlines organized by discipline. Please select the applicable discipline to access possible funding opportunities: (courtesy of The Grant Advisor Plus)

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Contact Pat Buennemeyer for more information on these and other funding opportunities.

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