The Grant Advisor
January 2009


In This Issue



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           CENTERS FOR DISEASE CONTROL            
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CLIMATE CHANGE: ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT ON HUMAN
HEALTH

DUE:     JAN 8, optional letter of intent
         MAR 9, applications
WRITE:   CDC Procurement and Grants Office
         U.S. Department of Health & Human Svcs.
         2920 Brandywind Road
         Atlanta, GA 30341
WEB:     http://www.cdc.gov/od/pgo/funding/
         EH09-001.htm
E-MAIL:  pgotim@cdc.gov
PHONE:   770/488-2700

     This announcement solicits investigator-
initiated (U01 cooperative agreement) applications
from applicant organizations that assess regional
environmental impact and climate change effects on
human health. Climate change refers to long term
alterations to the environment such as
fluctuations in temperature, precipitation, wind,
ocean currents that may or may not be reversible
and potentially effects human health. The impact
of climate change includes but not limited to
population displacement, drought and famine, and
increased spread of disease. Other environmental
and climatic impacts are also acceptable.
ELIGIBILITY: Nonprofit organizations, colleges,
universities, research institutions, etc. FUNDING:
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
(CDC), National Center for Environmental Health
(NCEH) intends to commit a total of $3,000,000 in
fiscal year 2009 to fund applications responsive
to this announcement. The anticipated number of
awards to be issued under this FOA is up to ten
(10). The average award is $300,000. The budget
period is anticipated to start in September 2009
and will last 12 months and the project period
will be 3 years (FY 2009 - 2012). 

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            CANCER RESEARCH INSTITUTE             
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IRVINGTON INSTITUTE FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM 

DUE:     APR 1  OCT 1
WRITE:   Grants Administrator
         Cancer Research Institute
         One Exchange Plaza
         55 Broadway, Suite 1802
         New York, NY 10006
WEB:     http://www.cancerresearch.org/
         Programs.aspx?id=242
E-MAIL:  grants@cancerresearch.org
PHONE:   212/688-7515
FAX:     212/832-9376

     The Irvington Institute Fellowship Program of
the Cancer Research Institute, formerly the Cancer
Research Institute Postdoctoral Fellowship
Program, answers the need for more researchers in
the field of cancer immunology. It supports
qualified young scientists at leading universities
and research centers around the world who wish to
receive training in cancer immunology or general
immunology. A panel of 23 scientists drawn from
the Institute's Scientific Advisory Council
rigorously evaluates each candidate, the intended
sponsor and training environment, and the nature
and feasibility of the proposed project. FUNDING:
The fellowship provides stipends of $45,000 for
the first year, $47,000 for the second year and
$49,000 for the third year. In addition, an
allowance of $1,500 per year is allotted to the
host institution for use at sponsor's discretion
to help pay for the fellow's research supplies,
travel to scientific meetings or health insurance.
Stipends and institutional allowances are not
permitted to cover administrative expenses.
Payments are made monthly in U.S. currency to the
host institution. 

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            DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE             
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DOA/NSF: MICROBIAL GENOME SEQUENCING PROGRAM

DUE:     MAR 2
CONTACT: Ann Lichens-Park
         National Program Leader
         CSREES, U.S. Dept. of Agriculture
WEB:     http://www.csrees.usda.gov/funding/
         microbial_genome_announcement.html
E-MAIL:  apark@csrees.usda.gov
PHONE:   202/401-6460
FAX:     202/401-6488

     As a collaborative, interagency effort the
Cooperative State Research, Education, and
Extension Service (CSREES) of the U.S. Department
of Agriculture and the National Science Foundation
(NSF)will be inviting research proposals (i) to
support high-throughput sequencing of the genomes
of microorganisms (including plasmids, viruses,
bacteria, archaea, fungi, oomycetes, protists,
microeukaryotes and agriculturally important
nematodes) and the metagenomes of mixed microbial
communities and (ii) to develop and implement
strategies, tools and technologies to make
currently available and novel genome sequences
more valuable to the user community. A Microbial
Genomics Workshop will be held; all awardees in
this interagency program are expected to attend.
ELIGIBILITY: Applications may be submitted by
colleges and universities and other institutions
and organizations (see website for details).
FUNDING: Approximately $10 million is anticipated
($5 million of USDA and $5 million of NSF funds),
pending availability of funds, with awards ranging
between $100,000 to $1,200,000 total, for periods
of up to three years. It is estimated that 15-20
awards will be made. 

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            DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE             
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DISTANCE LEARNING AND TELEMEDICINE (DLT) PROGRAM

DUE:     MAR 24
WRITE:   Director, ASD
         Telecommunications Program
         STOP 1550, Room 2844
         1400 Independence Ave. SW
         Washington, DC 20250-1550
WEB:     http://www.usda.gov/rus/telecom/
         dlt/dlt.htm
E-MAIL:  dltinfo@wdc.usda.gov
PHONE:   202/720-0413
FAX:     202/720-1051

     Advanced telecommunications services play a
vital role in the economic development, education
and health care of rural Americans. The Distance
Learning and Telemedicine (DLT) Program is
specifically designed to meet the educational and
health care needs of rural America through the use
of advanced telecommunications technologies. With
DLT grants, loans, and loan-grant combinations,
rural communities enjoy enhanced educational
opportunities, improved health care services and
greater economic development. FUNDING: The maximum
grant is $500,000. The minimum is $50,000. 

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               DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY               
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ENVIRONMENTAL REMEDIATION SCIENCE PROGRAM -
DE-PS02-09ER09-07

DUE:     JAN 30, optional pre-applications
         APR 9, applications
CONTACT: Dr. David Lesmes
WEB:     http://www.science.doe.gov/grants/
         FAPN09-07.html
E-MAIL:  David.Lesmes@science.doe.gov
PHONE:   301/903-2977

     The goal of this solicitation is to support
innovative, fundamental research to investigate
the coupled physical, chemical, and biological
processes affecting the transport of subsurface
contaminants commonly found at DOE sites.
Applications should identify critical knowledge
gaps and address hypothesis-driven research to
better understand the significant physical,
chemical, and biological processes influencing the
form and mobility of specific inorganic
contaminants in the subsurface. Research projects
should aim to provide the scientific basis for the
long term stewardship of contaminated sites across
the DOE complex and the development of new
remediation concepts and strategies. Applications
must include an explanation of how the proposed
research supports the BER (Office of Biological
and Environmental Research) long term performance
measure. FUNDING: It is anticipated that up to
$4,000,000 will be available for approximately 15
to 20 awards to be made in Fiscal Year 2010,
contingent on the availability of appropriated
funds. For a Full Application (narrative limited
to 20 pages), applicants may request project
support for up to three years with annual budgets
for single investigator projects not to exceed
$250,000/year total costs. Annual budgets for
multi investigator projects may not exceed
$450,000/year total costs. For an Exploratory
Application (narrative limited to 10 pages),
applicants may request project support for up to
two years with a total budget of up to $150,000. 

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             DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION              
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TEACHING AMERICAN HISTORY GRANT PROGRAM - LETTER
OF INTENT DUE JAN 22, APPLICATIONS DUE MAR 9

DUE:     JAN 22, letter of intent
         MAR 9, applications
WRITE:   Teaching American History Grant Program
         U.S. Department of Education
         400 Maryland Avenue, SW
         Room 4W206
         Washington, DC 20202-6200
FED-REG: 12/23/08
WEB:     http://www.ed.gov/programs/
         teachinghistory/
E-MAIL:  teachingamericanhistory@ed.gov
PHONE:   202/205-9085

     The Teaching American History Grant Program
supports projects that aim to raise student
achievement by improving teachers' knowledge,
understanding, and appreciation of traditional
American history. Grant awards assist local
educational agencies (LEAs), in partnership with
entities that have extensive content expertise, to
develop, implement, document, evaluate, and
disseminate innovative, cohesive models of
professional development. By helping teachers to
develop a deeper understanding and appreciation of
traditional American history as a separate subject
within the core curriculum, these programs are
intended to improve instruction and raise student
achievement. ELIGIBILITY: Local educational
agencies (LEAs), including charter schools that
are considered LEAs under State law and
regulations, that must work in partnership with
one or more of the following entities: (a) an
institution of higher education; (b) a non-profit
history or humanities organization; (c) a library
or museum. FUNDING: The Administration has
requested $50,000,000 for this program for FY
2009. 

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             DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION              
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COLLEGE ASSISTANCE MIGRANT PROGRAM (CAMP)

DUE:     FEB 23
WRITE:   David De Soto
         U.S. Department of Education
         Office of Migrant Education
         400 Maryland Ave. SW   Room 3E344
         Washington, DC 20202-6135
FED-REG: 12/30/08
WEB:     http://www.ed.gov/programs/camp/
E-MAIL:  david.de.soto@ed.gov
PHONE:   202/260-8103

     The purpose of the College Assistance Migrant
Program (CAMP) is to provide the academic and
financial support necessary to help migrant and
seasonal farmworkers and their children
successfully complete their first year of college.
ELIGIBILITY: Institutions of higher education
(IHEs) or private non-profit organizations
(including faith-based organizations) that plan
their projects in cooperation with an IHE and
propose to operate some aspects of the project
with the facilities of the IHE. FUNDING: $5.3
million for about 13 awards, each ranging from
$180,000-$425,000. The project period is up to 60
months. 

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             DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION              
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HIGH SCHOOL EQUIVALENCY PROGRAM (HEP)

DUE:     FEB 23
WRITE:   David De Soto
         U.S. Department of Education
         Office of Migrant Education
         400 Maryland Avenue SW   Room 3E344
         Washington, DC 20202-6135
FED-REG: 12/23/08
WEB:     http://www.ed.gov/programs/hep/
E-MAIL:  david.de.soto@ed.gov
PHONE:   202/260-8103

     The purpose of the High School Equivalency
Program (HEP) is to help migrant and seasonal
farmworkers and their children obtain a general
education diploma (GED) that meets the guidelines
for high school equivalency established by the
State in which the HEP project is conducted, and
to gain employment or be placed in an IHE or other
postsecondary education or training. ELIGIBILITY:
Institutions of higher education (IHEs) or private
non-profit organizations (including faith-based
organizations) that plan their projects in
cooperation with an IHE and propose to operate
some aspects of the project with the facilities of
the IHE. FUNDING: It is estimated that $7,143,000
will be available for about 16 awards, ranging
from $180,000-$475,000 with project periods of up
to 60 months. 

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         ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY          
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ACTIVITIES THAT ADVANCE METHANE RECOVERY AND USE
AS A CLEAN ENERGY SOURCE

DUE:     MAR 5
WRITE:   U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
         ATTN: Henry Ferland (Mail Code: 6207J)
         1200 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
         Washington, DC 20460
WEB:     http://www.grants.gov/search/search.do?
         &mode=VIEW&oppId=44492
E-MAIL:  ferland.henry@epa.gov
PHONE:   202/343-9330

     The Climate Change Division (CCD) is seeking
opportunities to fund eligible projects for
activities that advance near-term, cost-effective
methane recovery and use as a clean energy source,
and support the goals of the Methane to Markets
Partnership. ELIGIBILITY: Proposals will be
accepted from States, local governments,
territories, Indian Tribes, and possessions of the
U.S., including the District of Columbia, foreign
governments, international organizations, public
and private universities and colleges, non-profit
hospitals, non-profit laboratories, other public
or private non-profit institutions located in the
U.S. or abroad. FUNDING: The total estimated
funding expected to be available for awards under
this competitive opportunity is approximately
$7,000,000. EPA anticipates award of up to
approximately 40 cooperative agreements under this
announcement ranging in value from approximately
$100,000 to $700,000. The project period for
awards resulting from this solicitation will begin
in September 2009. Proposed project periods may be
up to three years. 

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           FUND FOR THE IMPROVEMENT OF 
             POSTSECONDARY EDUCATION
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EUROPEAN UNION-UNITED STATES ATLANTIS PROGRAM

DUE:     MAR 23
WRITE:   Frank Frankfort, Ph.D.
         Coordinator, EU-U.S. Atlantis Program
         U.S. Dept. of Education, FIPSE
         1990 K Street, NW   Room 6152
         Washington, DC 20006-8544
FED-REG: 12/22/08
WEB:     http://www.ed.gov/programs/fipseec/
E-MAIL:  Frank.Frankfort@ed.gov
PHONE:   202/502-7513
FAX:     202/502-7877

     The European Union-United States Atlantis
Program is a grant competition conducted
cooperatively by the U.S. Department of
Education's Fund for the Improvement of
Postsecondary Education (FIPSE) and the European
Commission's Directorate General for Education and
Culture (DG EAC). The purpose of this competition
is to promote a student-centered, transatlantic
dimension to higher education and training in a
wide range of academic and professional
disciplines. The Atlantis Program will fund
collaborative efforts to develop programs of study
leading to joint or dual undergraduate or graduate
degrees. The program will also fund a small number
of policy-oriented grants and one-team mobility
grants. ELIGIBILITY: Institutions of Higher
Education (IHEs), Nonprofit Organizations, Other
Nonprofit Organizations and/or Agencies, and
consortia of institutions and organizations.
FUNDING: $4,486,000 for about 45 awards. 

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             HUDSON RIVER FOUNDATION              
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HUDSON RIVER IMPROVEMENT FUND

DUE:     FEB 2
WRITE:   Hudson River Foundation
         17 Battery Place, Suite 915
         New York, NY 10004
WEB:     http://www.hudsonriver.org/hrif/
E-MAIL:  info@hudsonriver.org
PHONE:   212/483-7667
FAX:     212/924-8325

     In 2009, in commemoration of the voyages of
exploration of Henry Hudson and Samuel de
Champlain in 1609 and the historic 1807 voyage of
Robert Fulton's Clermont, the Hudson Valley will
be the setting for celebration and commitment to
protecting and reclaiming the river and its
shores. The Hudson River Improvement Fund invites
proposals for projects that confirm that
commitment while enhancing public use and
enjoyment of the Hudson's natural, scenic and
cultural resources. Toward the achievement of this
goal, the Improvement Fund is particularly
interested this year in proposals that augment and
expand the objectives of the Fund by incorporating
one or more of the following themes that the
Quadricentennial celebration will seek to advance:
(a) Reclaiming the waterways: habitat restoration;
scenic landscape preservation; increased public
access. (b) Celebrating the social and cultural
impact of the waterways: acknowledging the diverse
peoples, communtities and traditions that have
flourished along the Hudson. (c) Understanding the
possibilities for the future: sustainable living
along the waterfront; travel; recreation; and
education. FUNDING: Requests for funding in the
2009 grant cycle will undoubtedly be far greater
than the funds available. Applicants are therefore
encouraged to seek matching funds and provide
in-kind services whenever possible. The typical
grant awarded by the Hudson River Improvement Fund
will be under $10,000. 

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        LILLY LIBRARY, INDIANA UNIVERSITY         
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EVERETT HELM VISITING FELLOWSSHIPS

DUE:     APR 15  OCT 15
WRITE:   The Lilly Library
         Indiana University
         1200 E. Seventh Street
         Bloomington, IN 47405
WEB:     http://www.indiana.edu/~liblilly/
         fellowships.shtml
E-MAIL:  liblilly@indiana.edu
PHONE:   812/855-2452
FAX:     812/855-3143

     The Lilly Library invites applications for
visiting fellowships for research in residence in
its collections. The Lilly Library is the
principal rare book and manuscript library of
Indiana University. Its holdings support research
in British, French, and American literature and
history; the literature of voyages and
exploration, specifically the European expansion
in the Americas; early printing, and the Church,
children's literature, music; film, radio and
television; medicine, science, and architecture;
and food and drink. The Everett Helm Visiting
Fellowship program supports research and provides
access to the collections of the Lilly Library for
scholars residing outside the Bloomington area.
Project proposals should demonstrate that the
Lilly Library's resources are integral to proposed
research topics. Candidates are encouraged to
inquire about the appropriateness of a proposed
topic before applying. FUNDING: Successful
applicants will receive an award of up to $1,500
in support of travel, living, and/or research
expenses. Awards must be used within one year of
the award date and recipients must reside in
Bloomington during the period of their awards. 

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        LILLY LIBRARY, INDIANA UNIVERSITY         
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MENDEL FELLOWSHIPS

DUE:     APR 15  OCT 15
WRITE:   The Lilly Library
         Indiana University
         1200 E. Seventh Street
         Bloomington, IN 47405
WEB:     http://www.indiana.edu/~liblilly/
         fellowships.shtml
E-MAIL:  liblilly@indiana.edu
PHONE:   812/855-2452
FAX:     812/855-3143

     Established through a bequest by the estate
of Johanna Lenz Mendel in 1998, the Mendel
Fellowships are intended to support research by
scholars from around the world in areas of
particular interest to the Mendels, including: the
history of the Spanish Colonial Empire; Latin
American independence movements; European
expansion in the Americas; voyages, travels and
exploration; geography, navigation and
cartography; German literature and history; and
music, including sheet music. ELIGIBILITY: There
is no special application form: Candidates,
ranging from doctoral research students to senior
scholars, should submit a curriculum vitae, a 2-3
page proposal for their projects, including the
specific holdings they intend to consult, two
letters of recommendation, and a indication of
length of stay, which may include the summer
months. FUNDING: Fellowships of up to $40,000 will
be awarded. The amount of the stipend is based on
the length of stay, which may range from one week
to a full academic year. The fellowship is
intended to cover travel to the Lilly Library and
living expenses while in residence. 

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      NATIONAL ENDOWMENT FOR THE HUMANITIES       
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DIGITAL HUMANITIES START-UP GRANTS

DUE:     APR 8  OCT 8
WRITE:   for printed guidelines:
         National Endowment for the Humanities
         Office of Public Affairs
         1100 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
         Washington, DC 20506
WEB:     http://www.neh.gov/grants/guidelines/
         digitalhumanitiesstartup.html
E-MAIL:  dhi@neh.gov

     The National Endowment for the Humanities
(NEH) and the Institute of Museum and Library
Services (IMLS) invite applications to the Digital
Humanities Start-Up Grants program. This program
is designed to encourage innovations in the
digital humanities. By awarding relatively
low-dollar grants during the planning stages, the
goal is to identify projects that are particularly
innovative and have the potential to make a
positive impact on the humanities. ELIGIBILITY:
(1) Any U.S. nonprofit organization or institution
with IRS 501(c)(3) tax exempt status; (2) State
and local governmental agencies and Native
American tribal organizations; and (3) U.S.
citizens or foreign nationals who have been living
in the United States or its jurisdictions for at
least the three years immediately prior to the
application deadline. FUNDING: Digital Humanities
Start-Up Grants have two levels of funding: Level
I Grants range from $5,000 to $25,000 in outright
funding. Level II Grants range from $25,001 to
$50,000 in outright funding. 

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           NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION            
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ASSEMBLING THE TREE OF LIFE (ATOL) - TO CONSTRUCT
AN EVOLUTIONARY HISTORY FOR ALL SPECIES OF LIFE

DUE:     MAR 23
WRITE:   Maureen Kearney, Program Director
         Division of Environmental Biology
         National Science Foundation
         4201 Wilson Blvd.   635 N
         Arlington, VA 22230
WEB:     http://www.nsf.gov/funding/
         pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=5129
NSF-DOC: http://www.nsf.gov/publications/
         pub_summ.jsp?ods_key=nsf09522
E-MAIL:  mkearney@nsf.gov
PHONE:   703/292-7187

     A flood of new information, from whole-genome
sequences to detailed structural information to
inventories of earth's biota to greater
appreciation of the importance of lateral gene
transfer in shaping evolutionary history, is
transforming 21st century biology. Along with
comparative data on morphology, fossils,
development, behavior, and interactions of all
forms of life on earth, these new data streams
make even more critical the need for an organizing
evolutionary context. Phylogeny, the genealogical
map for all lineages of life on earth, provides an
overall framework to facilitate biological
information retrieval, prediction and analysis.
Currently, single investigators or small teams of
researchers are studying the evolutionary pathways
of heredity usually concentrating on taxonomic
groups of modest size. Assembly of a framework
phylogeny, or Tree of Life, for all 1.7 million
described species requires a greatly magnified
effort, often involving large teams working across
institutions and disciplines. This is the overall
goal of the Assembling the Tree of Life activity.
The National Science Foundation announces its
intention to continue support of creative and
innovative research that will resolve evolutionary
relationships for large groups of organisms
throughout the history of life. Investigators also
will be supported for projects in data
acquisition, analysis, algorithm development and
dissemination in computational phylogenetics and
phyloinformatics. FUNDING: $12 million for 3-6
awards. Each award, whether single-institution or
collaborative project, may range up to $3 million
total, for durations up to five years. 

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           NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION            
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CONFERENCE BOARD OF THE MATHEMATICAL SCIENCES:
NSF-CBMS REGIONAL CONFERENCES

DUE:     APR 24
WRITE:   Conference Board of the
            Mathematical Sciences
         1529 Eighteenth Street, NW
         Washington, DC 20036
WEB:     http://www.cbmsweb.org/NSF/index.htm
E-MAIL:  rosier@georgetown.edu
PHONE:   202/293-1170
FAX:     202/293-3412

     To stimulate interest and activity in
mathematical research, the National Science
Foundation intends to support up to seven NSF-CBMS
Regional Research Conferences in 2010. Each five
day conference features a distinguished lecturer
who delivers ten lectures on a topic of important
current research in one sharply focused area of
the mathematical sciences. The lecturer
subsequently prepares an expository monograph
based upon these lectures, which is normally
published as a part of a regional conference
series. Depending upon the conference topic, the
monograph is published by the American
Mathematical Society, the Society for Industrial
and Applied Mathematics, or jointly by the
American Statistical Association and the Institute
of Mathematical Statistics. Support is provided
for about 30 participants at each conference and
the conference organizer invites both established
researchers and interested newcomers, including
postdoctoral fellows and graduate students, to
attend. ELIGIBILITY: Colleges or universities with
at least some research competence in the field of
the proposal are eligible to apply. Since a major
goal of these conferences is to attract new
researchers into the field of the conference and
to stimulate new research activity, institutions
that are interested in upgrading or improving
their research efforts are especially encouraged
to apply. FUNDING: Typical awards for these
conferences vary between $33,000 and $35,000. CBMS
pays the lecturer a stipend of $2,000 for the
delivery of the lectures and an additional stipend
of $4,000 when the lecturer delivers to CBMS a
manuscript for publication satisfactory to NSF.
The lecturer's stipends are paid directly by CBMS
and are not to be part of the budget of the host
institution's proposal. 

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           NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION            
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COLLABORATION IN MATHEMATICAL GEOSCIENCES (CMG)

DUE:     MAR 10
WRITE:   Junping Wang, Program Director
         MPS/Division of Mathematical Sciences
         National Science Foundation
         4201 Wilson Blvd.
         Arlington, VA 22230
WEB:     http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?
         pims_id=503342
NSF-DOC: http://www.nsf.gov/publications/
         pub_summ.jsp?ods_key=nsf09520
E-MAIL:  jwang@nsf.gov
PHONE:   703/292-4488
FAX:     703/292-9032

     The purpose of the Collaboration in
Mathematical Geosciences (CMG) activity is to
enable collaborative research at the intersection
of mathematical sciences and geosciences, and to
encourage cross-disciplinary education. Projects
should fall within one of three broad themes: (1)
mathematical and statistical modeling of complex
geosystems, (2) understanding and quantifying
uncertainty in geosystems, or (3) analyzing
large/complex geoscience data sets. Research
projects supported under this activity must be
essentially collaborative in nature. Research
groups must include at least one
mathematical/statistical scientist and at least
one geoscientist. Proposals that address problems
with relevance to global change and sustainability
are especially encouraged. FUNDING: $12 million
for 15-28 awards. 

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           NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION            
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GEORGE E. BROWN, JR. NETWORK FOR EARTHQUAKE
ENGINEERING SIMULATION RESEARCH (NEESR)

DUE:     MAR 27
WRITE:   Joy M. Pauschke, Program Director
         Civil, Mechanical and Manu. Innovation
         National Science Foundation
         4201 Wilson Blvd.   Room 545 S
         Arlington, VA 22230
WEB:     http://www.nsf.gov/funding/
         pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=6192
NSF-DOC: http://www.nsf.gov/publications/
         pub_summ.jsp?ods_key=nsf09524
E-MAIL:  jpauschk@nsf.gov
PHONE:   703/292-7024
FAX:     703/292-9053

     The Division of Civil, Mechanical and
Manufacturing Innovation (CMMI) in the Directorate
for Engineering (ENG) of the National Science
Foundation (NSF) invites proposals for research
that uses the George E. Brown, Jr. Network for
Earthquake Engineering Simulation (NEES) to
advance knowledge discovery and innovation for (1)
earthquake and tsunami loss reduction of our
nation's civil infrastructure, and (2) new
experimental simulation techniques and
instrumentation for NEES. NEES comprises a network
of earthquake engineering experimental equipment
sites available for experimentation on-site or in
the field and through telepresence. NEES equipment
sites include shake tables, geotechnical
centrifuges, a tsunami wave basin, unique
large-scale testing laboratory facilities, and
mobile and permanently installed field equipment.
The NEES networking cyberinfrastructure connects,
via Internet2, the equipment sites as well as
provides telepresence, a curated central data
repository, simulation tools, and collaborative
tools for facilitating on-line planning,
execution, and post-processing of experiments.
Projects proposed and supported under this
solicitation must use one or more of the NEES
equipment sites listed at http://www.nees.org and
their related cyberinfrastructure. FUNDING: $7
million for 8-14 awards. 

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           NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION            
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INTEGRATIVE GRADUATE EDUCATION AND RESEARCH
TRAINEESHIP (IGERT) PROGRAM

DUE:     MAR 13, preliminary proposals
         SEP 14, invited full proposals
WRITE:   Carol Van Hartesveldt, Program Director
         Division of Graduate Education
         National Science Foundation
         4201 Wilson Blvd.   875 S
         Arlington, VA 22230
WEB:     http://www.nsf.gov/funding/
         pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=12759
NSF-DOC: http://www.nsf.gov/publications/
         pub_summ.jsp?ods_key=nsf09519
E-MAIL:  cvanhart@nsf.gov
PHONE:   703/292-8112
FAX:     703/292-9048

     The Integrative Graduate Education and
Research Traineeship (IGERT) program has been
developed to meet the challenges of educating U.S.
Ph.D. scientists and engineers who will pursue
careers in research and education, with the
interdisciplinary backgrounds, deep knowledge in
chosen disciplines, and technical, professional,
and personal skills to become, in their own
careers, leaders and creative agents for change.
The program is intended to catalyze a cultural
change in graduate education, for students,
faculty, and institutions, by establishing
innovative new models for graduate education and
training in a fertile environment for
collaborative research that transcends traditional
disciplinary boundaries. It is also intended to
facilitate diversity in student participation and
preparation, and to contribute to a world-class,
broadly inclusive, and globally engaged science
and engineering workforce. ELIGIBILITY: U.S.
academic institutions in the United States, its
territories or possessions that grant the Ph.D.
degree in the sciences and engineering may submit
proposals. Projects may involve more than one
institution, but a single institution must accept
overall management responsibility. Non-Ph.D.
granting institutions, nonacademic, and
international organizations may serve as
collaborating organizations. FUNDING: $10.8
million for about 18 awards. 

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             RESOURCES FOR THE FUTURE             
__________________________________________________


GILBERT F. WHITE POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM

DUE:     FEB 27
WRITE:   Coordinator for Academic Programs -
            White Award
         Resources for the Future
         1616 P Street, NW
         Washington, DC 20036-1400
WEB:     http://tinyurl.com/9f8zxe
E-MAIL:  white-award@rff.org
PHONE:   202/328-5138
FAX:     202/939-3460

     Resources for the Future (RFF) will award
resident fellowships for the 2009-2010 academic
year in honor of Gilbert F. White, retired
chairman of the RFF Board of Directors,
distinguished geographer, and statesman of
science. The fellowships are intended for
researchers who have a doctorate degree and wish
to devote a year to scholarly work in areas
related to natural resources, energy, or the
environment. Social scientists as well as natural
scientists interested in policy-relevant
interdisciplinary research are encouraged to
apply. Because fellows will interact closely with
RFF researchers, selection criteria will include
the nature of the applicant's proposed research
program and how it fits with RFF work in progress.
Information about RFF research interests can be
found on RFF's website: www.rff.org. ELIGIBILITY:
The awards is open to individuals in any
discipline who have completed their doctoral
requirements by the beginning of the 2009-2010
academic year. Teaching and/or research experience
at the postdoctoral level is preferred though not
essential. Individuals holding positions in
government as well as at academic institutions are
eligible. FUNDING: Fellows receive an annual
stipend based upon their current salary and also
receive research support, office facilities at
RFF, and an allowance of up to $1,000 for moving
or living expenses. This stipend may be
supplemented by other sources if the supplement
does not divert the fellow from his or her
research. Typically, visiting fellows have
sabbatical support from their home institutions.
Gilbert White Fellows are normally in residence at
RFF for 11 months. 

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   SOCIETY OF ANALYTICAL CHEMISTS OF PITTSBURGH   
__________________________________________________


2009 STARTER GRANT AWARD

DUE:     FEB 27
WRITE:   SACP/SSP
         Starter Grant Committees
         300 Penn Center Blvd.
         Suite 332
         Pittsburgh, PA 15235-5503
WEB:     http://www.sacp.org/
E-MAIL:  sacpinfo@pittcon.org
PHONE:   412/825-3220
FAX:     412/825-3224

     The SACP/SSP Starter Grant Awards are given
to encourage high-quality, innovative research by
beginning chemistry professors. The goal of the
grants is to promote the training and development
of graduate students in the fields of spectroscopy
and analytical chemistry. ELIGIBILITY: Assistant
professors who have accepted an appointment at a
U.S. college or university since December 31, 2006
are eligible. Candidates, who have submitted
applications in previous years may reapply,
provided these eligibility criteria are met.
Repeat awards to former recipients will not be
given. The award is intended to support faculty
early in their academic careers. Therefore,
applicants who have already obtained multi-year
research or teaching support beyond start-up funds
will not be considered eligible for this starter
grant. The criteria that will be used by the SACP
and SSP Starter Grant Committees are as follows:
1. The scientific merit of the proposal. 2. The
impact of the proposal on the field of analytical
chemistry or spectroscopy. 3. The impact of the
proposal on the development of graduate students
who are working in the proposed field of study. 4.
A demonstrated need for funding. FUNDING: Two
$40,000 awards will be granted in 2009: one award
from the Society for Analytical Chemists of
Pittsburgh in the area of analytical chemistry and
one award from the Spectroscopy Society of
Pittsburgh in the area of spectroscopy. 

__________________________________________________

   SOCIETY OF ANALYTICAL CHEMISTS OF PITTSBURGH   
__________________________________________________


UNDERGRADUATE ANALYTICAL RESEARCH PROGRAM (UARP)
GRANT

DUE:     MAR 14
WRITE:   UARP Grant
         Society for Analytical Chemists
            of Pittsburgh
         300 Penn Center Blvd, Suite 332
         Pittsburgh, PA 15235-5503
WEB:     http://www.sacp.org/
E-MAIL:  sacpinfo@pittcon.org
PHONE:   412/825-3220
FAX:     412/825-3224

     The Society for Analytical Chemists of
Pittsburgh will award grants to promote
high-quality, innovative undergraduate research in
the field of analytical chemistry. The objective
of this grant is to promote training and
development of undergraduate students in the field
of analytical chemistry. ELIGIBILITY: Chemistry
faculty at U.S. colleges and universities not
having a graduate program in the chemical sciences
are eligible to apply. The faculty member must
currently be conducting or planning to conduct
research in the field of analytical chemistry with
the assistance of undergraduate students. Faculty
from branch campuses of universities with graduate
programs are permitted to apply provided that only
undergraduate programs are available at the branch
campus. Award winners will not be able to apply
for future awards under this program for a period
of three years. The criteria that will be used by
the SACP UARP Grant Committee to select the award
winner are as follows: 1. The scientific merit of
the proposal. 2. The impact of the proposal on the
field of analytical chemistry. 3. The impact of
the proposal on the development of undergraduate
students who are working towards a degree in
chemistry. 4. A demonstrated need for funding.
FUNDING: A first place grant of $10,000 and a
second place grant of $5,000 will be awarded. 

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            WENNER-GREN FOUNDATION FOR 
          ANTHROPOLOGICAL RESEARCH, INC.
__________________________________________________


HISTORICAL ARCHIVES PROGRAM

DUE:     anytime
WRITE:   The Wenner-Gren Foundation for
            Anthropological Research, Inc.
         470 Park Avenue South, 8th Floor
         New York, NY 10016-6819
WEB:     http://www.wennergren.org/programs/
         programs_show.htm?doc_id=369096
E-MAIL:  inquiries@wennergren.org
PHONE:   212/683-5000
FAX:     212/683-9151

     The objective of this program is to encourage
the preservation of unpublished personal research
materials of established anthropologists,
considered of value for research on the history of
anthropology. HAP grants (maximum $15,000) are
offered primarily to assist senior scholars at the
end of their careers (or their heirs) with the
expense of preparing and transferring their
unpublished research materials (of value to the
history of anthropology) for archival deposit.
Applicants must show evidence that arrangements
have been made with an appropriate archival
repository. Funds are not provided for curation of
materials already in repositories. Funding is also
available to collect oral-history interviews, but
the scope of eligible projects has been narrowed
considerably to cover: 1) individual interviews
with eminent figures in discipline history; and 2)
interviews with teams involved in landmark
research. In either instance, eligible projects
are expected to be small-scale "moments of
opportunity," where would-be interviewers are
already intimately acquainted with the
interviewee's body of work, with budgets rarely
exceeding a couple thousand dollars. Note: Funds
are not provided to establish archival facilities
or otherwise develop collections already held in
archival deposit. 






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