The Grant Advisor
June 2010


In This Issue



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     CALVIN K. KAZANJIAN ECONOMICS FOUNDATION     
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GRANTS

DUE:     SEP 15  FEB 15
WRITE:   Calvin K. Kazanjian Economics Foundation
         P.O. Box 300
         Dallas, PA 18612-0330
WEB:     http://www.kazanjian.org
E-MAIL:  director@kazanjian.org
PHONE:   570/675-7074
FAX:     570/675-8436

     While the Kazanjian Foundation maintains a
vital interest in the overall efforts to increase
economic literacy, the Board of Trustees will give
special attention to proposals and projects with
national impact that address the following issues:
(a) The Foundation has an abiding interest in
elevating the nation's understanding of the need
for economic education. It will support programs
that raise various public's participation in
economic education and/or create a demand for
greater economic literacy; (b) The application of
new strategies for teaching economics including
on-line and web-based instruction is of interest
to the Foundation; (c) Projects, policy studies,
or programs that encourage measurement of economic
understanding more often and/or more effectively
are of specific interest; and (d) The large number
of students at risk of leaving school, and hence
never effectively participating in the nation's
economic system are of concern to the Foundation.
Programs that help otherwise disenfranchised youth
and/or young adults with children learn to
participate in the economic system are very
important to the Foundation. ELIGIBILITY: Only IRS
Approved 501(C)(3) organizations are eligible to
receive grants. 

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          JESSIE B. COX CHARITABLE TRUST          
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INSTITUTIONAL GRANTS IN EDUCATION, THE
ENVIRONMENT, AND HEALTH 

DUE:     SEP 15  MAR 15, concept papers
WRITE:   Jessie B. Cox Charitable Trust
         c/o GMA Foundations
         77 Summer Street, 8th Floor
         Boston, MA 02110-1006
WEB:     http://www.jbcoxtrust.org/
E-MAIL:  kdavid@gmafoundations.com
PHONE:   617/391-3081

     The guidelines were refined in 2009 by
members of the Family Grants Committee and took
effect in July 2009. The Trust is dedicated to
improving the environment and the quality of life
for people living in New England. To achieve its
goals, the Trust pursues initiatives in three key
fields of interest: education, environment, and
health. For education, there is a special interest
in promoting early learning and quality
out-of-school time. Within the field of
environment, the Trust focuses on preservation of
fresh and marine waters through natural habitat
conservation. In the area of health, the Trust
emphasizes improving access to health care.
ELIGIBILITY: Organizations and institutions within
the six New England states. FUNDING: With few
exceptions, grant requests will be considered on
the scale of $50,000 or more per year. 

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     DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES      
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HEAD START GRADUATE STUDENT RESEARCH GRANTS

DUE:     JUN 16, optional letters of intent
         JUL 1, applications
WRITE:   OPRE Head Start Graduate Student
            Research Grant Review
         c/o ICF International
         9300 Lee Highway
         Fairfax, VA 22031-6050
WEB:     http://www.acf.hhs.gov/grants/open/foa/
         view/HHS-2010-ACF-OPRE-YR-0018
E-MAIL:  HSGraduateResearchReviews@icfi.com
PHONE:   877/301-6977
FAX:     703/934-3740

     Since 1991, the Administration for Children
and Families (ACF) has explicitly supported the
association between Head Start programs and their
local research community through the Head Start
Graduate Student Research grants. These awards
attract applications from leading academic
researchers and their graduate students,
specializing in social sciences, education and/or
health. In close collaboration with their Head
Start program partners, these experts design
high-quality projects that directly address the
needs of low-income children and families and
their early childhood educators. The results
inform and improve Head Start policies and
practice. The goals of the Head Start Graduate
Student Research grant program are to: (1)
Complete high quality research projects directed
at the current concerns of Head Start programs and
policy makers; (2) Provide direct support for
advanced graduate students to encourage research
with Head Start populations, thus contributing to
the knowledge base about the best services and
policies for diverse, low-income families and
their children; (3) Promote mentor-student
relationships that a) provide project supervision
from qualified experienced researchers in the
field and b) support students' graduate training
and professional development to produce
researchers able to engage in high-quality,
policy-relevant, applied research; (4) Emphasize
the importance of developing and maintaining
working research partnerships with Head Start
programs and other relevant entities within the
community, thereby increasing both the programs'
use of current research information and the
quality of the funded research work; and (5)
Support active communication, networking and
collaboration among the group of graduate
students, their mentors and other prominent
researchers in the field, both during the graduate
students' training as well as into the early
stages of their research careers. ELIGIBILITY:
Eligible applicants are public, private, and
state-controlled institutions of higher education
and non-profit institutions in the United States
applying on behalf of university faculty who serve
as mentor/principal investigator for an enrolled
doctoral-level student. To be eligible to
administer the grant on behalf of the student, the
institution must be fully accredited by one of the
regional accrediting commissions recognized by the
Department of Education and the Council on
Post-Secondary Accreditation. FUNDING: $150,000
for about 6 awards. 

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            DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE             
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ORGANIC TRANSITIONS PROGRAM (ORG)

DUE:     JUL 1
WRITE:   Dr. Mary Peet, National Program Leader
         Plant and Animal Systems
         NIFA; USDA; STOP 2220
         1400 Independence Avenue, SW
         Washington, DC 20250-2220
WEB:     http://www.nifa.usda.gov/funding/rfas/
         organic_trans_icgp.html
E-MAIL:  mpeet@nifa.usda.gov
PHONE:   202/401-4202
FAX:     202/401-4888

     The National Institute of Food and
Agriculture (NIFA) announces the availability of
grant funds and requests applications for the
Integrated Research, Education, and Extension
Competitive Grants Program - Organic Transitions
Program (ORG) for fiscal year (FY) 2010 to solve
critical organic agriculture issues, priorities,
or problems through the integration of research,
education, and extension activities in program
areas. The overall goal of the Organic Transitions
Program (ORG) is to support the development and
implementation of research, extension and higher
education programs to improve the competitiveness
of organic livestock and crop producers, as well
as those who are adopting organic practices. In FY
2010, ORG will focus on environmental services
provided by organic farming systems that support
soil conservation and contribute to climate change
mitigation. Practices and systems to be addressed
include those associated with organic crops,
organic animal production (including dairy), and
organic systems integrating plant and animal
production. ELIGIBILITY: Colleges and
universities. FUNDING: In FY 2010, approximately
$4.7 million is available to support the ORG
program. ORG will fund standard Integrated
Research, Education and Extension projects with a
project period of one to three years. Budgets may
not exceed $300,000 per year with the total amount
awarded not to exceed $700,000. A total of six to
eight awards are anticipated. 

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            DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE             
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RANGELAND RESEARCH PROGRAM

DUE:     JUL 7
WRITE:   Dr. James P. Dobrowolski
         Natural Resources and Environment Unit
         NIFA, U.S. Department of Agriculture
         STOP 2215; 1400 Independence Ave, SW
         Washington, DC 20250-2215
WEB:     http://www.nifa.usda.gov/funding/rfas/
         rangelands.html
E-MAIL:  jdobrowolski@nifa.usda.gov
PHONE:   202/401-5016
FAX:     202/401-1706

     The goal of the Rangeland Research Program
(RRP) is to contribute to the improvement of U.S.
rangeland resources and the ecosystem services
they provide by supporting the development of new
and emerging rangeland science methodologies which
specifically address the interrelationships
between multiple disciplines. The primary purpose
of RRP is to provide U.S. agricultural producers,
rural landowners, and land managers with
integrated science strategies to make informed
land management decisions with an emphasis on
enhancing the restoration and sustainable
integrity of rangelands. In FY 2010, applications
are being solicited for the Rangeland Research
Program in the following focused Emphasis Areas
(address only ONE): (1) Rangeland Restoration; (2)
Cultural and Social Issues; (3) Rangeland Drought
Management. Priority will be given to proposals
that: effectively demonstrate the capacity to
develop rangeland research programs which
integrate multiple disciplines, are based on
stakeholder input and include stakeholder
involvement, and deliver the desired outcomes of
both the purpose and goals of RRP. ELIGIBILITY:
Applications may be submitted by land-grant
colleges and universities, State agricultural
experiment stations, and colleges, universities,
and Federal laboratories having a demonstrable
capacity in rangeland research, as determined by
the Secretary. FUNDING: The amount available for
support of this program in FY 2010 is
approximately $919,000. For FY 2010, a proposal
may request no less than $350,000 and no more than
$500,000 for the total budget. Project periods may
range from 1 to 3 years. NIFA anticipates up to 3
awards. 

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               DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY               
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GENOMIC SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY FOR ENERGY AND THE
ENVIRONMENT

DUE:     JUN 28
CONTACT: Dr. Arthur Katz
         U. S. Department of Energy
         Office of Biological & Envir. Research
WEB:     http://www.science.doe.gov/grants/
         FOA-10-0000368.html
E-MAIL:  Arthur.Katz@science.doe.gov
PHONE:   301/903-4932

     The Office of Biological and Environmental
Research (BER) has announced its interest in
receiving applications for research that supports
the Genomics Science Program and addresses DOE's
missions in energy and the environment in the
following research areas: (a) Microbial
Environmental Processes: To develop a
systems-level understanding of the functional
processes used by microbes and microbial consortia
that link the internal metabolic processes of
microbial species to their external biogeochemical
activities; (b) b) Microbial and Plant Processes
for Bioenergy: To develop new approaches that
advance our understanding of the systems biology
of plant and microbes in producing biofuels
including the utilization of lignocellulosic
biomass and microbial synthesis of advanced
biofuel; and (c) Characterizing Key Molecular
Species, Events, and Multicellular Processes for
Genomic Science: To develop innovative technology
approaches to characterize biological processes
and networks at the subcellular, cellular and
multicellular levels. The proposed research is
intended to fill critical knowledge gaps,
including the exploration of high-risk approaches.
BER also encourages the submission of innovative
"high-risk" applications with potential for future
high impact on Genomic Science Research. The
probability of success and the risk-reward balance
will be considered when making funding decisions.
FUNDING: It is anticipated that up to $10 million
total will be available for multiple awards to be
made in FY 2011. The number of awards will be
contingent on satisfactory peer review, the
availability of appropriated funds, and the size
of the awards. Multiple year funding is expected.
Applications may request project support for up to
three years, with out-year support contingent on
the availability of funds, progress of the
research, and programmatic needs. Annual budgets
are expected to range from $250,000 to $750,000 in
total costs. 

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         ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY          
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BLACK CARBON'S ROLE IN GLOBAL TO LOCAL SCALE
CLIMATE AND AIR QUALITY

DUE:     SEP 22
WRITE:   William Stelz
         National Center for Environmental Rsch.
         U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
         1200 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
         Washington, DC 20460
WEB:     http://www.epa.gov/ncer/rfa/2010/
         2010_star_blackcarbon.html
E-MAIL:  stelz.william@epa.gov
PHONE:   202/343-9802

     The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
(EPA), as part of its Science to Achieve Results
(STAR) program, is seeking applications proposing
research into black carbon (BC), related
co-pollutants, and other short lived climate
forcers (SLCF) and their effects on climate change
and air quality. EPA is interested in research
that investigates the emission sources, the global
to local scale emissions inventory, and applies
modeling tools to assess BC, co-pollutants and
other SLCF in a climate and air quality context.
Applications may also evaluate the impact of long
range transport of BC, co-pollutants and SLCF, or
develop and assess metrics for comparing the
impacts of BC, co-pollutants and SLCF
simultaneously in a climate and air quality
context on the time scale of a decade to a
century. In addition to regular awards, this
solicitation includes the opportunity for early
career projects. ELIGIBILITY: Public nonprofit
institutions/organizations (includes public
institutions of higher education and hospitals)
and private nonprofit institutions/organizations
(includes private institutions of higher education
and hospitals) located in the U.S., state and
local governments, Federally Recognized Indian
Tribal Governments, and U.S. territories or
possessions are eligible to apply. FUNDING:
Approximately $7 million for 6 regular awards and
3 early career awards. 

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           LAW SCHOOL ADMISSION COUNCIL           
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RESEARCH GRANT PROGRAM

DUE:     SEP 1  FEB 1
WRITE:   Felicia Williams
         Law School Admission Council
         Box 40
         662 Penn Street
         Newtown, PA 18940-0040
WEB:     http://www.lsac.org/research/
         lsac-legal-education-grant-program.asp
E-MAIL:  fwilliams@LSAC.org
PHONE:   215/968-1162
FAX:     215/944-3162

     The Law School Admission Council (LSAC)
Research Grant Program funds research on a wide
variety of topics related to the mission of LSAC.
Specifically included in the program's scope are
projects investigating precursors to legal
training, selection into law schools, legal
education, and the legal profession. The program
welcomes proposals for research proceeding from
any of a variety of methodologies, a potentially
broad range of topics, and varying time frames.
Proposals will be judged on the importance of the
questions addressed, their relevance to the
mission of LSAC, the quality of the research
designs, and the capacity of the researchers to
carry out the project. ELIGIBILITY: To be eligible
for funding, a research project must inform either
the process of selecting law students or legal
education itself in a demonstrable way. Eligible
investigators need not be members of law school
faculties. Proposals from interdisciplinary teams
of law faculty and researchers from outside law
schools are strongly encouraged. FUNDING: Projects
will be funded for amounts up to $200,000. 

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      NATIONAL ENDOWMENT FOR THE HUMANITIES       
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SUMMER STIPENDS

DUE:     SEP 30
WRITE:   National Endowment for the Humanities
         Division of Research Programs, Rm 318
         1100 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
         Washington, DC 20506
WEB:     http://www.neh.gov/grants/guidelines/
         stipends.html
E-MAIL:  stipends@neh.gov
PHONE:   202/606-8200

     Summer Stipends support individuals pursuing
advanced research that is of value to humanities
scholars, general audiences, or both. Recipients
usually produce articles, monographs, books,
digital materials, archaeological site reports,
translations, editions, or other scholarly
resources. Summer Stipends support full-time work
on a humanities project for a period of two
months. Summer Stipends support projects at any
stage of development. ELIGIBILITY: The Summer
Stipends program accepts applications from
researchers, teachers, and writers, whether they
have an institutional affiliation or not.
Applicants with college or university affiliations
must, however, be nominated by their institutions.
FUNDING: Summer Stipends provide $6,000 for two
consecutive months of full-time research and
writing. Recipients must work full-time on their
projects for these two months, and may hold other
research grants supporting the same project during
this time. Summer Stipends normally support work
carried out during the summer months, but
arrangements can be made for other times of the
year. 

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             NATIONAL GALLERY OF ART              
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VISITING SENIOR FELLOWSHIPS & ASSOCIATE
APPOINTMENTS

DUE:     SEP 21  MAR 21
WRITE:   Center for Advanced Study in the
            Visual Arts
         National Gallery of Art
         2000B South Club Drive
         Landover, MD 20785
WEB:     http://www.nga.gov/resources/
         casvavissen.htm
PHONE:   202/842-6482
FAX:     202/789-3026

     The Center for Advanced Study in the Visual
Arts announces its program for Paul Mellon and
Ailsa Mellon Bruce Visiting Senior Fellowships.
Fellowships are for full-time research, and
scholars are expected to reside in Washington and
to participate in the activities of the Center
throughout the fellowship period. Lectures,
colloquia, and informal discussions complement the
fellowship program. Visiting senior fellows are
provided with studies. They have access to the
notable resources represented by the collections,
the library, and the photographic archives of the
National Gallery, as well as to the Library of
Congress and other specialized research libraries
and collections in the Washington area.
Applications will be considered for study in the
history, theory, and criticism of the visual arts
(painting, sculpture, architecture, landscape
architecture, urbanism, prints and drawings, film,
photography, decorative arts, industrial design,
and other arts) of any geographical area and of
any period. Applications are also solicited from
scholars in other disciplines whose work examines
artifacts or has implications for the analysis and
criticism of visual form. ELIGIBILITY: Visiting
Senior Fellowships are intended for those who have
held the Ph.D. for five years or more or who
possess an equivalent record of professional
accomplishment at the time of application.
Visiting Senior Fellowships are awarded without
regard to the age or nationality of applicants.
FUNDING: The Center awards up to twelve short-term
(up to 60 days) Visiting Senior Fellowships
annually. Fellows receive stipends that include
round-trip travel and local expenses. Stipends for
two-month fellowships range from $6,000 to $8,000,
depending on relocation requirements. Visiting
senior fellows who relocate to Washington will be
provided with housing in apartments near the
Gallery, subject to availability. In addition,
fellows receive allowances for photography.
ASSOCIATE APPOINTMENTS: The Center will consider
appointment of associates who have obtained awards
for full-time research from granting institutions
other than their home institutions and would like
to be affiliated with the Center. Appointments to
associate status will be considered for periods of
up to 60 days. Qualifications and selection for
associate status are the same as those for
visiting senior fellows. 

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          NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF JUSTICE           
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VISITING FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM

DUE:     JUN 21
WRITE:   Visiting Fellowship Program
         National Institute of Justice
         810 7th Street, NW
         Washington, DC 20531
WEB:     http://www.ojp.usdoj.gov/nij/funding/
         current.htm
E-MAIL:  Christine.Crossland@usdoj.gov
PHONE:   202/616-5166

     NIJ is seeking applications for funding for
research under its Visiting Fellowship Program.
Through its support of criminal justice research
funded under this program, NIJ not only advances
knowledge on a variety of criminal justice topics,
but also fosters the professional development of
criminal justice researchers and professionals by
providing them an opportunity to work closely with
career and political Federal staff, contractors,
grantees, and myriad other public and private
organizations in Washington, DC. Most important,
the Visiting Fellowship Program offers criminal
justice professionals and researchers an
opportunity to work full-time on research
addressing criminal justice issues relevant to the
work of NIJ and public policy. The Fiscal Year
(FY) 2010 NIJ Visiting Fellowship Program consists
of four fellowships: the Native American Studies
Fellowship, the Criminal Justice Professional
Fellowship, the Geography and Crime Fellowship,
and the Offenders and Drug Abuse Research
Fellowship. ELIGIBILITY: Generally, professionals
working in the criminal justice field, including
university or college-based academic researchers
and upper-level managers in criminal justice
agencies are eligible to apply. Applicants must
demonstrate the financial and administrative
capacity to manage an agreement or award, as well
as the knowledge and skills to successfully
execute research and evaluation activities under
the designated program of research.  

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           NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION            
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NSF/NEH/SI: DOCUMENTING ENDANGERED LANGUAGES (DEL)

DUE:     SEP 15
WRITE:   Joan Maling, Linguistics Program Dir.
         Division of Behavioral & Cognitive Sci.
         National Science Foundation
         4201 Wilson Blvd.   995 N
         Arlington, VA 22230
WEB:     http://www.nsf.gov/funding/
         pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=12816
NSF-DOC: http://www.nsf.gov/publications/
         pub_summ.jsp?ods_key=nsf06577
E-MAIL:  jmaling@nsf.gov
PHONE:   703/292-8046
FAX:     703/292-9068

     This multi-year funding partnership between
the National Science Foundation (NSF) and the
National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH)
supports projects to develop and advance knowledge
concerning endangered human languages. Made urgent
by the imminent death of an estimated half of the
6000-7000 currently used human languages, this
effort aims also to exploit advances in
information technology. Funding will support
fieldwork and other activities relevant to
recording, documenting, and archiving endangered
languages, including the preparation of lexicons,
grammars, text samples, and databases. Funding
will be available in the form of one- to
three-year project grants as well as fellowships
for up to twelve months. At least half the
available funding will be awarded to projects
involving fieldwork. The Smithsonian Institution's
National Museum of Natural History (NMNH) will
participate in the partnership as a research host,
a non-funding role. ELIGIBILITY: Academic
institutions and non-profit, non-academic
organizations located in the United States are
eligible. For-profit organizations are not
eligible to apply to this program. However,
personnel in for-profit organizations may
participate as co-investigators. FUNDING: $2
million annually for 18-22 awards, including 12
fellowships. 

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           NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION            
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EXPEDITIONS IN COMPUTING 

DUE:     SEP 10, preliminary proposals
         APR 10, proposals
WRITE:   Mitra Basu, Program Director
         CISE: Expeditions in Computing
         National Science Foundation
         4201 Wilson Blvd.   Room 1115 N
         Arlington, VA 22230
WEB:     http://www.nsf.gov/funding/
         pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=503169
NSF-DOC: http://www.nsf.gov/publications/
         pub_summ.jsp?ods_key=nsf10564
E-MAIL:  mbasu@nsf.gov
PHONE:   703/292-8910

     The Directorate for Computer and Information
Science and Engineering (CISE) has created the
Expeditions in Computing (Expeditions) program to
provide the CISE research and education community
with the opportunity to pursue ambitious,
fundamental research agendas that promise to
define the future of computing and information. In
planning Expeditions, investigators are encouraged
to come together within or across departments or
institutions to combine their creative talents in
the identification of compelling, transformative
research agendas that promise disruptive
innovations in computing and information for many
years to come. ELIGIBILITY: U.S. academic
institutions accredited in, and having a campus
located in the U.S., with undergraduate, masters,
and doctoral programs in computer and information
science and engineering fields may submit
proposals as lead or collaborative institutions.
Subawardees may include two-and four-year
colleges, non-profit non-academic organizations
such as independent museums, institutes,
observatories, professional societies and similar
organizations in the US that are directly
associated with education or research activities
in the computing and information fields. Other
organizations such as national laboratories,
for-profit organizations and organizations in
other countries may participate in the proposed
activities if they have independent sources of
support; they will not be supported by NSF.
FUNDING: $30,000,000 total for each competition,
subject to the availability of funds. Expeditions
projects with annual budgets up to $2,000,000 for
durations of five years will be supported. 

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           NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION            
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ENERGY FOR SUSTAINABILITY

DUE:     SEP 23  MAR 3
WRITE:   Energy for Sustainability
         CBETS
         National Science Foundation
         4201 Wilson Blvd.   Room 565 S
         Arlington, VA 22230
WEB:     http://www.nsf.gov/funding/
         pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=501026
E-MAIL:  grorrer@nsf.gov
PHONE:   703/292-8320

     The Energy for Sustainability program
supports fundamental research and education that
will enable innovative processes for the
sustainable production of electricity and
transportation fuels. Processes for sustainable
energy production must be environmentally benign,
reduce greenhouse gas production, and utilize
renewable or bio-based resources that are abundant
in the United States. The most abundant and
sustainable source of renewable energy is the sun.
The Energy for Sustainability program emphasizes
two themes which harness solar energy to make
fuels and electrical power: biofuels,& bioenergy,
and photovoltaic solar energy. In addition, this
program also supports research in wind and wave
energy, sustainable energy technology assessment,
and fuel cells. 

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           NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION            
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ADVANCES IN BIOLOGICAL INFORMATICS

DUE:     AUG 23
WRITE:   Peter McCartney, Program Director
         Division of Biological Infrastructure
         National Science Foundation
         4201 Wilson Blvd., Room 615 N
         Arlington, VA 22230
WEB:     http://www.nsf.gov/funding/
         pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=5444
NSF-DOC: http://www.nsf.gov/publications/
         pub_summ.jsp?ods_key=nsf10567
E-MAIL:  dbiabi@nsf.gov
PHONE:   703/292-8470
FAX:     703/292-9063

     The Advances in Biological Informatics (ABI)
program seeks to encourage new approaches to the
analysis and dissemination of biological knowledge
for the benefit of both the scientific community
and the broader public. The ABI program is
especially interested in the development of
informatics tools and resources that have the
potential to advance, or transform, research in
biology supported by the Directorate for
Biological Sciences at the National Science
Foundation. The ABI program accepts two major
types of proposals: Innovation awards that seek to
pioneer new approaches to the application of
informatics to biological problems and Development
awards that seek to provide robust
cyberinfrastructure that will enable
transformative biological research. FUNDING: $22
million for 20-30 awards. 

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           NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION            
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INTERNATIONAL RESEARCH FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM (IRFP)

DUE:     SEP 14
WRITE:   Division of International Programs
         National Science Foundation
         4201 Wilson Blvd.   935 N
         Arlington, VA 22230
WEB:     http://www.nsf.gov/funding/
         pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=5179
NSF-DOC: http://www.nsf.gov/publications/
         pub_summ.jsp?ods_key=nsf06582
E-MAIL:  sparris@nsf.gov
PHONE:   703/292-7225
FAX:     703/292-9067

     The objective of the International Research
Fellowship Program (IRFP) is to introduce
scientists and engineers in the early stages of
their careers to international collaborative
research opportunities, thereby furthering their
research capacity and global perspective and
forging long-term relationships with scientists,
technologists and engineers abroad. These awards
are available in any field of science and
engineering research and education supported by
NSF. ELIGIBILITY: Applications are submitted
directly by the individual researcher, unlike
standard NSF proposals that are submitted through
the researcher's U.S. institutional
representative. FUNDING: $3.5 million each year
for 30-35 fellowships. 

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                NY PUBLIC LIBRARY                 
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CULLMAN CENTER FOR SCHOLARS AND WRITERS:
FELLOWSHIPS

DUE:     SEP 24
WRITE:   Center for Scholars and Writers
         The New York Public Library
         Fifth Avenue and 42nd Street, Room 225
         New York, NY 10018-2788
WEB:     http://www.nypl.org/locations/tid/36/
         node/29202
E-MAIL:  csw@nypl.org

     The Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center for
Scholars and Writers offers fellowships to people
whose work will benefit directly from access to
the research collections at the Stephen A.
Schwarzman Building at Fifth Avenue and 42nd
Street (formerly the Humanities and Social
Sciences Library). Renowned for the extraordinary
comprehensiveness of its collections, the Library
is one of the world's preeminent resources for
study in anthropology, art, geography, history,
languages and literature, philosophy, politics,
popular culture, psychology, religion, sociology,
and sports. ELIGIBILITY: The Cullman Center's
Selection Committee awards up to 15 fellowships a
year to outstanding scholars and writers -
academics, independent scholars, journalists, and
creative writers. Foreign nationals conversant in
English are welcome to apply. FUNDING: A Cullman
Center Fellow receives a stipend of up to $60,000,
an office, a computer, and full access to the
Library's physical and electronic resources.
Fellows work at the Center for the duration of the
fellowship term, which runs from September through
May. Each Fellow gives a talk over lunch on
current work-in-progress to the other Fellows and
to a wide range of invited guests, and may be
asked to take part in other programs at The New
York Public Library. 

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   RESEARCH CORPORATION FOR SCIENCE ADVANCEMENT   
__________________________________________________


COTTRELL COLLEGE SCIENCE AWARDS

DUE:     SEP 15, pre-proposal
WRITE:   Science Advancement Programs
         Research Corp. for Science Advancement
         4703 E. Camp Lowell Drive, Suite 201
         Tucson, AZ 85712
WEB:     http://www.rescorp.org/
         cottrell-college-science-awards
E-MAIL:  awards@rescorp.org
PHONE:   520/571-1111
FAX:     520/571-1119

     The Cottrell College Science Awards support
research in astronomy, chemistry, physics and
closely related fields that significantly overlap
with research in these three disciplines at public
and private, predominantly undergraduate colleges.
The projects proposed are judged on the basis of
scientific originality, significance, feasibility,
overlap with the three core disciplines and the
ability of the institutional environment to
sustain the activity. The involvement of
undergraduate students in the research is
expected, and is an important factor in most
awards. ELIGIBILITY: Applications will be accepted
from faculty members at public and private
institutions of higher education in the United
States. The applicant's home department must offer
at least the baccalaureate, but not doctoral,
degrees in the applicant's discipline. The
institutional environment and support for research
are important considerations in evaluating the
potential of the proposal. The principal
investigator must have a faculty appointment in a
department of astronomy, chemistry or physics, or,
if from another department, propose research that
significantly overlaps with research in one of
these three disciplines. At the time of
application the applicant must be within the first
three years of her (his) first tenure track
appointment, and within twelve years of receiving
her (his) doctoral degree. FUNDING: The total
funding requested from Research Corporation for
Science Advancement must be $35,000. An
institutional matching contribution to the project
of $10,000 is required for all applicants.
Although all awards are for $35,000 and a match of
$10,000, a budget page where expenses are
justified is required. Awards are approved for two
years with a single, one-year extension possible
to expend remaining funds. 

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             RUSSELL SAGE FOUNDATION              
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VISITING SCHOLARS PROGRAM

DUE:     SEP 30
WRITE:   Russell Sage Foundation
         112 East 64th Street
         New York, NY 10065
WEB:     http://www.russellsage.org/scholars/
E-MAIL:  info@rsage.org
PHONE:   212/750-6000
FAX:     212/371-4761

     The Russell Sage Foundation has established a
center where Visiting Scholars can pursue their
writing and research. Each year, the Russell Sage
Foundation invites a number of scholars to its New
York headquarters to investigate topics in social
and behavioral sciences. The Foundation
particularly welcomes groups of scholars who wish
to collaborate on a specific project during their
residence at Russell Sage. While Visiting Scholars
typically work on projects related to the
Foundation's current programs, a number of
scholars whose research falls outside the
Foundation's active programs also participate.
These research projects, and other work conducted
by the Visiting Scholars, constitute an important
part of the Russell Sage Foundation's ongoing
effort to analyze the shifting nature of social
and economic life in the United States.
ELIGIBILITY: Up to 15 residential fellowships are
made each year to selected scholars in the social
sciences, who are at least several years beyond
the Ph.D. FUNDING: The award allows these Visiting
Scholars to pursue their research and writing at
the Foundation for periods of up to one year.
Visiting Scholar positions begin September 1 and
ordinarily run through June 30th. Each scholar is
provided with an office at the Foundation,
research assistance, computer and library
facilities, salary support for the academic year
of up to $110,000 when unavailable from other
sources and, for scholars outside the greater New
York City area, a subsidized apartment nearby the
Foundation offices. 

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                 SLOAN FOUNDATION                 
__________________________________________________


SLOAN RESEARCH FELLOWSHIPS

DUE:     SEP 15, nominations
WRITE:   Alfred P. Sloan Foundation
         630 Fifth Avenue
         Suite 2550
         New York, NY 10111
WEB:     http://www.sloan.org/fellowships
PHONE:   212/649-1649
FAX:     212/757-5117

     The Sloan Research Fellowships seek to
stimulate fundamental research by early-career
scientists and scholars of outstanding promise.
These two-year fellowships are awarded yearly to
118 researchers in recognition of distinguished
performance and a unique potential to make
substantial contributions to their field.
ELIGIBILITY: Candidates for Sloan Research
Fellowships are required to: (a) hold a Ph.D. (or
equivalent) in chemistry, physics, mathematics,
computer science, economics, neuroscience or
computational and evolutionary molecular biology,
or in a related interdisciplinary field; (b) be
members of the regular faculty (i.e., tenure
track) of a college or university in the United
States or Canada; and (c) be no more than six
years from completion of the most recent Ph.D. or
equivalent, unless they have held a faculty
appointment for less than two years or unless one
of the following special circumstances apply:
military service, a change of field, or child
rearing. If any of the above circumstances do
apply, the nomination letter should provide a
clear explanation. While Fellows are expected to
be at an early stage of their research careers,
there should be strong evidence of independent
research accomplishments. Candidates in all fields
are normally below the rank of associate professor
and do not hold tenure, but these are not strict
requirements. FUNDING: Sloan Research Fellowships
are awarded for a two-year period; if unexpended
funds remain at the end of two years, an extension
of the termination date may be obtained.
Extensions are limited to a maximum of two years.
Funds remaining at the end of that period must be
returned to the Foundation. The size of the award
is $50,000 for the two-year period. 






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