Office of Sponsored Programs
Funding News and Notes
May 2004

HRSA Announces 16 New Grant Opportunities During Mid-Year Grant Review

The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) revealed 16 previously unadvertised grant opportunities, some of which are of special interest to institutions of higher education. The programs target training of health professionals, providing programs to counteract childbirth-related depression in women, detecting children's mental health problems earlier, and expanding access to defribrillators in rural and urban areas.

HRSA will fund between five and ten projects in which grantees will identify and recruit partners; implement the adapt-a-school curriculum for middle or high school students; and create models and procedures for conducting education activities using the resource partners.

The projects may have a duration of up to three years. At the end of the project, grantees must demonstrate the use of the curriculum and produce a technical assistance presentation which explains the implementation approach to other schools which may implement the program.

For the HRSA Mini-Preview link, click here: http://www.hrsa.gov/grants/preview/minipreview.htm
For the Federal Register notice of April 20, 2004, click here: ftp://ftp.hrsa.gov/HRSA/04minipreview.pdf

Links to the 16 new grant announcements arranged by HRSA program area follow:

Health Professions Programs
HRSA-04-086 Nurse Faculty Loan Program. Applications due 5/19/2004. Program summary
HRSA-04-087 Health Careers Adopt a School Demonstration Program. Applications due 06/01/2004. Program summary
HRSA-04-096 Clinical Experiences in Federally-Funded Community Health Centers for Nurse Practitioners and/or Nurse-Midwifery Students. Applications due 06/07/2004. Program summary

HIV/AIDS Programs
HRSA-04-079 National Quality Improvement/Management Technical Assistance Center Cooperative Agreement. Applications due 06/30/2004. Program summary Application Guidance

Maternal and Child Health Programs
HRSA-04-083 Awareness and Access to Care for Children and Youth with Epilepsy. Applications due 06/01/2004. Program summary | Application Guidance
HRSA-04-084 State Oral Health Collaborative Systems. Applications due 06/25/2004. Program summary
HRSA-04-085 Heritable Disorders Program. Applications due 06/30/2004. Program summary | Application Guidance
HRSA-04-088 State Grants for Perinatal Depression. Applications due 06/01/2004. Program summary | Application Guidance
HRSA-04-094 State Maternal and Child Health Early Childhood Comprehensive Systems. Applications due 06/18/2004. Program summary

Rural Health Policy Programs
HRSA-04-089 Public Access Defibrillation Demonstration Projects. Applications due 06/10/2004. Program summary
HRSA-04-090 Rural Emergency Medical Service Training and Equipment Assistance Program. Applications due 06/10/2004. Program summary
HRSA-04-091 Rural Health Best Practices and Community Development Cooperative Agreement. Applications due 06/21/2004. Program summary
HRSA-04-092 Frontier Extended Stay Clinic Cooperative Agreement. Applications due 07/02/2004. Program summary | Application Guidance
HRSA-04-093 Rural Policy Analysis Cooperative Agreement. Applications due 06/30/2004. Program summary | Application Guidance

Special Programs
HRSA-04-082 State Planning Grants. Applications due 06/15/2004. Program summary | Application Guidance
HRSA-04-095 Media-Based Grassroots Efforts to Increase Minority Organ Donations. Applications due 06/25/2004. Program summary

Pointers from Pat
Selected Funding Announcements
Deadline Links

Pointers from Pat - Information You Can Use

Many federal agencies provide guidance on writing effective proposals on their websites. For example, the National Science Foundation (NSF) provides helpful information at the following site: http://www.ehr.nsf.gov/ehr/due/programs/general/advice.asp
" NSF's Step-by-Step Guide for Prospective Principal Investigators, http://www.nsf.gov/home/programs/guide.htm
" NSF Grant Proposal Guide, http://www.nsf.gov/pubsys/ods/getpub.cfm?gpg

Selected Funding Announcements

SUBSTANCE ABUSE AND MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES ADMINISTRATION (SAMHSA) -
KNOWLEDGE DISSEMINATION CONFERENCE GRANTS PROGRAM
The purpose of the Conference Grant program is to disseminate knowledge about practices within the mental health services and substance abuse
prevention and treatment fields and to integrate that knowledge into real-world practice as effectively and efficiently as possible. ELIGIBILITY: Eligible applicants are domestic public and private nonprofit entities. For example, State, local or tribal governments; public or private universities and colleges; professional associations, voluntary organizations, self-help groups, consumer and provider services- oriented constituency groups; community- and faith-based organizations; and tribal organizations may apply. Individuals are not eligible to receive grant support for a conference. FUNDING: In FY 2005, SAMHSA's three Centers expect to make a total of $1,025,000 available for 22-41 conference grants. DUE: SEP 1, 2004
Web:
http://www.samhsa.gov/Grants/2004/nofa/pa05001_conf.htm

AMERICAN HONDA -
INSTITUTIONAL GRANTS FOR YOUTH AND SCIENCE EDUCATION
Through a program of responsible investment (of contributions funds) in organizations meeting the needs of the American society in the areas of youth and scientific education, the Foundation strives to assist in deriving long term benefits for the communities in which it operates and the society as a whole. The Foundation defines "youth" as prenatal through twenty-one years of age. "Scientific education" encompasses both the physical and life sciences, mathematics, and the environmental sciences. FUNDING: The average grant range is $40,000 to $80,000 per year. DUE: AUG 1 NOV 1 FEB 1 MAY 1
WEB: http://www.hondacorporate.com/community/?subsection=foundation

COUNCIL FOR INTERNATIONAL EXCHANGE OF SCHOLARS
FULBRIGHT U.S. SCHOLAR PROGRAM - TRADITIONAL PROGRAM FOR FACULTY AND PROFESSIONALS
The scholar awards are designed for U.S. citizens who wish to lecture, conduct research, or participate in special seminars abroad. The program sends 800 U.S. faculty and professionals abroad to 140 countries each year for two months to an academic year. ELIGIBILITY: Eligibility requirements apply at the time of application. Applicants must meet all of the following requirements - unless specific exemptions are stated in individual country or award descriptions: (a) U.S. citizenship at the time of application. Permanent resident status is not sufficient; (b) A Ph.D. or equivalent professional/terminal degree (including a Master's
depending on the field) as appropriate at the time of application. For professionals and artists outside academe, recognized professional standing and substantial professional accomplishments; (c) College or university teaching experience at the level and in the field of the proposed lecturing activity as specified in the award description at the time of application; (d) Foreign language proficiency as specified in the award description or as required for the completion of the proposed
project (Note: Except in certain world areas and countries, lecturing is in English.); (e) Sound physical and mental health. DUE: AUG 1
WEB:
http://www.cies.org/us_scholars/

DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
COMMUNITY TECHNOLOGY CENTERS PROGRAM
The purpose of the CTC program is to assist eligible applicants to create or expand community technology centers that provide disadvantaged residents of economically distressed urban and rural communities with access to information technology and related training. ELIGIBILITY: Eligible applicants shall be an entity, such as a foundation, museum, library, for-profit business, public or private nonprofit organization or community-based organization (including faith-based organizations), an institution of higher education, a State educational agency (SEA), a local educational agency (LEA) (including a charter school that meets its State's definition of an LEA), a private school, or a consortium of such entities, institutions, or agencies. To be eligible, an applicant must have the capacity to significantly expand access to computers and related services for disadvantaged residents of economically distressed urban and rural communities who would otherwise be denied such access. FUNDING: It is estimated that $10 million will be available for 18-25 awards, with an average award size of $350,000. Up to 25 percent
of the available funds will be set aside for novice applicants. DUE: JUN 1
WEB: http://www.ed.gov/news/fedregister

ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY
FIRE, CLIMATE, AND AIR QUALITY
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Office of Research and Development, National Center for Environmental Research (NCER) announces an extramural funding competition supporting research on the consequences of climate change for fires and the impact on air quality. EPA is interested in the analysis of how pollutant emissions related to tropospheric ozone and particulate matter formation may be altered by future climate changes. ELIGIBILITY: Institutions
of higher education and not-for-profit institutions located in the U.S., and Tribal, state and local governments are eligible to apply.FUNDING: It is anticipated that approximately $2 million will be available for 2-3 awards. DUE: JUL 22
WEB: http://es.epa.gov/ncer/rfa/2004/2004_fire_climate.html

GERMAN MARSHALL FUND
GRANT PROGRAM
The German Marshall Fund of the United States (GMF) is an American institution that stimulates the exchange of ideas and promotes cooperation between the United States and Europe in the spirit of the postwar Marshall Plan. GMF was created in 1972 by a gift from Germany as a permanent memorial to Marshall Plan aid. Through its work in the United States and Europe, GMF has pursued its founding mission to create a closer understanding between partners on both sides of the Atlantic. GMF's programs promote the study of international and domestic policies, support comparative research and debate on key issues, and assist policy and opinion leaders' understanding of these issues. Major program areas: Economics, Environment, Foreign Policy, Immigration, and Central & Eastern Europe. ELIGIBILITY: GMF makes grants to individuals and organizations. Institutional support is available for organizations that have significant, ongoing transatlantic programs. DUE: anytime
WEB: http://www.gmfus.org/

NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION
JOINT DMS/BIO/NIGMS INITIATIVE TO SUPPORT RESEARCH IN THE AREA OF MATHEMATICAL BIOLOGY
The Division of Mathematical Sciences in the Directorate for Mathematical and Physical Sciences and the Directorate for Biological Sciences at the National Science Foundation and the National Institute of General Medical Sciences at the National Institutes of Health plan to support research in mathematics and statistics related to
mathematical biology research. Both agencies recognize the need for additional research at the boundary between the mathematical sciences and the life sciences. This competition is designed to encourage new collaborations at this interface, as well as to support existing ones. FUNDING: It is anticipated that $6.5 million will be available for about 20 awards, ranging from $100,000 to $400,000 per year with durations of 4-5 years. DUE: JUN 30
WEB: http://www.nsf.gov/cgi-bin/getpub?nsf04572

NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION
NSF/DARPA SOFTWARE AND TOOLS FOR HIGH-END COMPUTING [ST-HEC]
This solicitation is concerned exclusively with high-end software tools for extreme-scale scientific computation, which are highly computation- and data-intensive, and cannot be satisfied in today's typical cluster environment. The target hosts for these tools are systems comprised of thousands to tens of thousands of processors. The ST-HEC program will support innovative research activities aimed at building complex software and tools (on top of the operating system) for high-end architectures. The topics of interests are: (a) Pre-processors and compilers; (b) Software tools for dynamic and adaptive computation; (c) Software tools for job scheduling and resource management; (d) Software tools for debugging and monitoring; (e) Programming and software tools for effective locality-aware computing; (f) Software tools for adaptive and global memory management. FUNDING: It is anticipated that $7 million will be available for about 10 awards with cumulative budgets of
$500K-$1M for durations of up to 3 years. DUE: MAY 14, letters of intent JUL 7, proposals
WEB: http://www.nsf.gov/cgi-bin/getpub?nsf04569

NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION
WATER CYCLE RESEARCH [WCR]
The scope of this Program Solicitation encompasses innovative basic research that contributes to an enhanced understanding of the water cycle and its function as a transport agent for energy and mass (water and biologically/geochemically reactive substances). Proposals giving specific attention to (1) mass and energy transfer across the interfaces between land-atmosphere, land-ocean and ocean-atmosphere; (2) research that crosses traditional NSF Division (Atmospheric, Earth and Ocean Sciences) boundaries; and/or (3) research that crosses disciplinary boundaries with appropriate research teams are especially encouraged. This Solicitation
encourages investigators to integrate research and build interdisciplinary research teams to pursue topics that cannot readily be addressed by individual core programs within the National Science Foundation. FUNDING: It is anticipated that $5 million will be available for 7-15 awards in FY 2005. DUE: JUL 26
WEB: http://www.nsf.gov/cgi-bin/getpub?nsf04577

Deadlines

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