OFFICE OF SPONSORED PROGRAMS
Funding News & Notes
September 2005

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Selected Funding Announcements
Deadline Links

 

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Selected Funding Announcements

FEDERAL FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES

Department of Defense

Department of Education

Department of Energy

NASA

National Institutes of Health

FOUNDATION FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

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FEDERAL FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES

Department of Defense

Advanced Missile Propulsion Technology Program. The Department of the Air Force is seeking sources to develop technologies for solid rocket propulsion under the Advanced Missile Propulsion Technology program. The desired technologies span all areas of application for solid rocket motors, including ballistic and space boost, post boost propulsion and tactical motors. Two contract awards of at least $250,000 for a project period of up to three years are anticipated. Prospective offers should have either a government coordinated Advance Rocket Propulsion Plan (ARPP), or develop an ARPP prior to or in conjunction with proposal submittal, or have a documented working relationship with a company possessing a government coordinated ARPP to ensure relevance of any proposed technology. More information is available at: http://www2.eps.gov/spg/USAF/AFMC/AFFTC/Reference%2DNumber%2DBAA%2D05%2D01%2DPKTA/listing.html

Studies relating to the possible physical realization of quantum computers. The Department of the Army is soliciting white papers proposing experimental and theoretical studies relating to the possible physical realization of quantum computers and for achievement of effective computation on them. Proposals are sought in five categories: (1) quantum computing concept maturation, (2) short-term, innovative concept, (3) enabling studies in quantum computing, (4) quantum algorithm, and (5) quantum computing graduate research fellows, who are funded through supplemental proposals. White papers are due Oct. 4, 2005. More information is available at: http://www2.eps.gov/spg/USA/USAMC/DAAD19/W911NF05R0009/listing.html

Development of an affordable On-the-Move directional Ku/Ka band communications. The Department of the Army is soliciting white papers proposing experimental and theoretical studies relating to the possible physical realization of quantum computers and for achievement of effective computation on them. Proposals are sought in five categories: (1) quantum computing concept maturation, (2) short-term, innovative concept, (3) enabling studies in quantum computing, (4) quantum algorithm, and (5) quantum computing graduate research fellows, who are funded through supplemental proposals. White papers are due Oct. 4, 2005. More information is available at: http://www2.eps.gov/spg/USA/USAMC/DAAD19/W911NF05R0009/listing.html

Simulation Training and Instrumentation Directed Energy Test & Evaluation Capability Program. The Navy will be soliciting proposals for its Simulation Training and Instrumentation Directed Energy Test & Evaluation Capability (DETEC) Program. The government desire to contract with educational institutions, nonprofit organizations, or private industry sources. Areas of interest include models and simulations, target boards, flight termination systems, non-intrusive survivable sensors, flight termination systems, models and simulations, and other technologies beneficial or critical to rapid DE T&E infrastructure development. A full solicitation is expected to be released on or about Sept. 9, 2005. More information is available at: http://www2.eps.gov/spg/DON/NAVAIR/N61339/N61339%2D05%2DR%2D0092/listing.html

Future Naval Capability Shipboard Internal Cargo Movement Program. The Navy is soliciting proposals for the Future Naval Capability Shipboard Internal Cargo Movement Program. This program seeks to develop technologies that enable the seamless end-to-end internal shipboard movement of material, including cargo, packages, pallets and weapons, onboard a variety of naval vessels. Phase I awards of up to $350,000 for a project period of six months are anticipated. Proposals are due Oct. 26, 2005. More information is available at: http://www.nsrp.org/seabasing/susd-hrvhmm.html

Aluminum seawater combustion systems. The Navy invites industry and academic sources to submit proposals for development of aluminum seawater combustion systems for air-independent underwater applications, including submarines, torpedoes and Unmanned Undersea Vehicles. The Navy also is interested in larger multi-component, full-up propulsion system level optimization and technologies required to integrate novel Hybrid Aluminum Combustors into efficient overall underwater propulsion systems. Eligibility is unrestricted; however, sources should have established and demonstrated expertise in the areas above. Approximately $400,000 is expected to be available for awards. Proposals are due Oct. 12, 2005. More information on this two-part solicitation is available at: http://www2.eps.gov/spg/DON/NAVSEA/N66604/055428%2D1/listing.html and http://www2.eps.gov/spg/DON/NAVSEA/N66604/055428%2D2/listing.html.

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Department of Education

Graduate Assistance in Areas of National Need Program. ED also invites applications for funding under the Graduate Assistance in Areas of National Need Program. This program provides fellowships to assist graduate students with excellent academic records who demonstrate financial need and plan to pursue the highest degree available in their courses of study. Areas of national need include biology, chemistry, computer and information sciences, engineering, geological and related sciences, mathematics, and physics. The Administration has requested approximately $20.34 million for new awards for FY 2006. Approximately 96 awards averaging $211,000 for a project period of up to three years are anticipated. Only academic departments of institutions of higher education meeting the requirements in the program regulations at 34 CFR 648.2 are eligible to submit applications, which are due November 14, 2005. More information is available at: http://www.ed.gov/legislation/FedRegister/announcements/2005-3/082205b.html

Cognition and Student Learning Research. The DOE is accepting proposals for Cognition and Student Learning Research. The long-term outcome of this program is to develop approaches to instruction that are based on principles of learning and information processing gained from cognitive science and to provide evidence of their usefulness in education settings. The deadline for applications is November 3, 2005. The award amount ranges from $150,000-350,000 for up to 3 years. More information is available at http://www.ed.gov/programs/cognition/index.html.

Mathematics and Science Education Research. The DOE is accepting proposals for Mathematics and Science Education Research. The goal of this research project is to: (1) identify curriculum/instructional practices that are potentially effective for improving mathematics or science outcomes, as well as mediators and moderators of the effects of these practices; (2) develop new interventions and approaches to mathematics and science education that will eventually result in improving mathematics and science achievement; (3) establish the efficacy of existing interventions and approaches to mathematics and science education with small efficacy or replication trials; (4) provide evidence on the effectiveness of mathematics and science interventions implemented at scale; and (5) develop and validating assessments for diagnosing sources of mathematics difficulties. Applications are due October 28, 2004. The awarded amount ranges from $150,000-1,200,000 for up to 5 years. More information is available at http://www.ed.gov/programs/mathresearch/index.html

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Department of Energy

Small radioisotope power systems. DOE invites applications for funding to support development of design concepts for small radioisotope power systems. Design concepts may have multiple applications, including NASA space exploration missions during the next decade. The two sizes fall in the ranges of 10-100 milliwatts (milliwatt) and 1-20 watts (multiwatt) of electrical power output. Approximately $500,000 is expected to be available for four awards having a project period of six months. Awards may range from $50,000 to $200,000. All types of applicants are eligible to apply, except other federal agencies, Federally Funded Research and Development Center contractors, and some nonprofit organizations. Applications are due Oct. 11, 2005. More information is available at: http://www.fedgrants.gov/Applicants/DOE/PAM/HQ/DE-PS07-05ID14711/listing.html

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NASA

Space flight qualified Solar Array Panels. NASA will be soliciting proposals for a contract award to develop space flight qualified Solar Array Panels under the Solar Dynamics Observatory Project. This includes the design, fabrication, testing and delivery of two solar panels, one qualification panel, one hot temperature test box, one string illuminator, and miscellaneous, associated hardware. Eligibility is unrestricted. A full solicitation is expected to be released on or about Sept. 15, 2005. More information is available at: http://prod.nais.nasa.gov/cgi-bin/eps/synopsis.cgi?acqid=117306

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National Institutes of Health

Research in the effects of environmental exposures on children's health. NIH and the Environmental Protection Agency jointly invite applications for funding to support research in the effects of environmental exposures on children's health and to translate findings to public policy, community needs, and information for the health care community and general public. This initiative emphasizes integration of basic and population sciences while using a community-based participatory research approach. Up to $6 million in FY 2006 funding is expected to be available for four research center awards. Applicants may request a project period of up to five years and a budget for direct costs of up to $1 million annually. Eligible are public and private institutions and some nonprofit organizations. Optional letters of intent are due Oct. 23, 2005; applications are due Nov. 23, 2005. More information is available at: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-ES-05-004.html

Medications Development Program. NIH invites applications for funding to support pilot clinical studies of medications for investigation as possible treatments for substance-related disorders under the Medications Development Program. This program seeks to develop pharmacological treatments for the disorders associated with the use of cocaine, methamphetamine, and cannabis, for which no pharmacotherapies currently exist. Approximately $4 million in FY 2006 funding is expected to be available for 10-12 awards. Applicants may request a project period of up to three years and a budget for direct costs of up to $250,000 annually. Eligible are for-profit or nonprofit, public or private organizations. Optional letters of intent are due Dec. 26, 2005; applications are due Jan. 24, 2006. More information is available at: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-DA-06-002.html

Multi-center clinical program designed to investigate problems in women with pelvic floor disorders. NIH invites applications to participate in an ongoing multi-center clinical program designed to investigate problems in women with pelvic floor disorders, including pelvic organ prolapse, urinary incontinence, fecal incontinence, and other sensory and emptying abnormalities of the lower urinary and gastrointestinal tracts. Approximately $3.4 million in FY 2006 funding is expected to be available 6-8 clinical site awards and one data coordinating center (DCC) award. Applicants may request a project period of up to five years and an annual budget for direct costs of up to $125,000 or $850,000 for clinical sites or the DCC, respectively. Eligible are domestic for-profit or nonprofit, public or private organizations. Optional letters of intent are due Nov. 18, 2005; applications are due Dec. 19, 2005. More information is available at: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-HD-05-019.html

Cardiovascular Cell Therapy Research Network. NIH invites applications to participate in the Cardiovascular Cell Therapy Research Network, a cooperative network of cardiovascular cell therapy research centers. The goal of the network is to promote the evaluation of novel cell therapy treatment strategies for individuals with cardiovascular disease. Approximately $4.95 million in FY 2007 funding is expected to be available for five clinical center awards and one data coordinating center award. Eligible are domestic, Canadian or Mexican for-profit or nonprofit, public or private organizations. Optional letters of intent are due Oct. 12, 2005; applications are due Feb. 10, 2005. More information is available at: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-HL-06-001.html

Paul B. Beeson Career Development Awards in Aging program. NIH and several foundations jointly invite applications for funding under the Paul B. Beeson Career Development Awards in Aging program. This program provides mentored career development support to clinically-trained faculty members in strong research environments to enable them to gain skills and experience in aging research, under the guidance of a mentor or mentors, and to establish an independent program of research in this field. Approximately $2 million in FY 2006 funding is expected to be available for 10-12 awards. Applicants may request a project period of 3-5 years and a budget for direct costs of up to $200,000 per year. Individuals who are citizens or non-citizen nationals of the U.S., or have been lawfully admitted to the U.S. for permanent residence, must have a clinical doctoral degree or its equivalent and have completed clinical training prior to receiving an award. Eligible are domestic for-profit or nonprofit, public or private organizations. Optional letters of intent are due Oct. 24, 2005; applications are due Nov. 23, 2005. More information is available at: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-AG-06-005.html

Technologies for accurate and early clinical assessment of tooth surface demineralization. NIH invites applications for funding to support research that will validate the use of existing high-resolution, real-time imaging technologies or the application of new technologies for accurate and early clinical assessment of tooth surface demineralization. Research should lead to increased efficiency of caries clinical trials and reduce their costs. Approximately $2.5 million in FY 2006 funding is expected to be available for 3-4 awards. Eligible are for-profit or nonprofit, public or private organizations. Optional letters of intent are due Dec. 20, 2005; applications are due Jan. 23, 2006. More information is available at: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-DE-06-008.html

Translational informatics grants. NIH invites applications for translational informatics grants to help organizations use information technology to optimize the utility of clinical and research information. These grants are intended for organizations that wish to exploit the capabilities of information technology to bring usable, useful online health information to end users, or to translate the findings of biomedical informatics research into practice. Approximately $4 million is expected to be available annually to support 8-10 awards each year. Eligible are U.S. public or private nonprofit institutions engaged in health administration and education, biomedical research or clinical care. Applications are due by the standard receipt dates, which are available at http://grants.nih.gov/grants/funding/submissionschedule.htm. For more information, visit:
http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-05-012.html

R&D in methods for electrically stimulating the vestibular nerve following loss of function from the vestibular endorgans. NIH will be soliciting proposals for R&D in methods for electrically stimulating the vestibular nerve following loss of function from the vestibular endorgans. Such methods will provide patient benefit during transient attacks of irregular activity leading to dizziness or act as a component of a balance prosthesis. One contract award having a five-year project period is anticipated. A full solicitation is expected to be released on or about Sept. 13, 2005. All responsible sources will be eligible to submit proposals. More information is available at: http://www2.eps.gov/spg/HHS/NIH/OLAO-DRA/260%2D05%2D11/listing.html

R&D in neural prostheses for the auditory system. NIH will be soliciting proposals for R&D in neural prostheses for the auditory system. The objective of this research is to develop new methods of stimulating neurons in the auditory system, providing improvements in the transfer of information into the surviving neural pathways. One contract award having a five-year project period is anticipated. A full solicitation is expected to be released on or about Sept. 13, 2005. All responsible sources will be eligible to submit proposals. More information is available at: http://www2.eps.gov/spg/HHS/NIH/OLAO-DRA/260%2D05%2D12/listing.html

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FOUNDATION FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF)

Scholars in Health Policy Research Program. RWJF invites applications for funding under the Scholars in Health Policy Research Program. This programs seeks to develop a new generation of creative thinkers in health policy research within the disciplines of economics, political science and sociology. Up to 12 highly qualified individuals are selected annually to undertake two-year fellowships at Harvard University, University of California-Berkeley, or University of Michigan. Scholars have full access to university resources and receive stipends of $77,000 for the first year and $80,000 for the second year. Limited financial support also is available for research-related expenses. Applicants who are U.S. citizens or have permanent residency status must have received a doctoral degree in one of the above-mentioned disciplines between January 2001 and July 2006. Degree requirements for those expecting to receive degrees in 2006 must be completed by July 15, 2006. Applications are due Oct. 21, 2005. More information is available at: http://www.rwjf.org/applications/program/cfp.jsp?ID=19321

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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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