National Institute of Health (5/11/09)
- Academic Research Enhancement Award (AREA) Program: The AREA program is designed to stimulate research in educational institutions that provide baccalaureate or advanced degrees for a significant number of the nation's research scientists, but that have not been major recipients of NIH support. In a major change, applicants may now request up to $300,000 per award, as opposed to the $150,000 limit in past competitions. An additional change to eligibility increases the total amount an applicant organization can receive in research grants and/or cooperative agreements from NIH to $6 million per year (in both direct and F&A/indirect costs) in each of four or more of the last seven years.
Health Resources and Human Services Adminstration (5/11/09)
- Faculty Loan Repayment Program: The Health Resources and Services Administration’s (HRSA) Bureau of Clinician Recruitment and Service is pleased to announce that it is seeking applicants for the 2009 Faculty Loan Repayment Program. The Faculty Loan Repayment Program provides a financial incentive for degree-trained health professionals from disadvantaged backgrounds to pursue academic careers. Individuals selected agree to serve on the faculty of an accredited health professions college or university for a minimum of two years. In return, the Federal government agrees to pay, for each year of faculty service, up to $20,000 of the outstanding principal and interest on the participant's educational loans.
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (5/11/09)
- Mentoring Children of Prisoners: Notice seeking applications supporting the creation and maintenance of one-on-one mentoring relationships between children of incarcerated parents and caring, supportive adult volunteer mentors. The intent of this program is to support the establishment or expansion and operation of mentoring programs, using a network of public and private community entities, in areas with substantial numbers of children of incarcerated parents.
U.S. Department of Education (5/11/09)
- Foreign Language Assistance Program: The Foreign Language Assistance Program (FLAP) provides grants to local educational agencies (LEAs) for innovative model programs providing for the establishment, improvement, or expansion of foreign language study for elementary and secondary school students. An LEA that receives a grant under this program must use the funds to support programs that show promise of being continued beyond the grant period and demonstrate approaches that can be disseminated to and duplicated in other LEAs. Projects supported under this program may also include a professional development component.
National Science Foundation (5/11/09)
- Informal Science Program: The ISE program supports projects that promote lifelong learning of Science, Technology, Engineering, & Mathematics (STEM) in a wide variety of informal settings. Funding is provided for projects that advance understanding of informal STEM learning, that develop and implement innovative strategies and resources for informal STEM education, and that build the national professional capacity for research, development, and practice in the field. Project activities should take place in “informal” learning settings—those outside the formal education system and promote public engagement and learning of STEM topics through voluntary, self-directed engagement in STEM-rich informal learning environments and experiences.
- Geobiology and Low-Temperature Geochemistry: Notice seeking applications for research on 1) the interactions between biological and geological systems; 2) geomicrobiology and biomineralization processes; 3) the role of life in the transformation and evolution of the Earth's geochemical cycles; 4) inorganic and organic geochemical processes occurring at or near the Earth's surface and at the broad spectrum of interfaces ranging in scale from planetary and regional to mineral-surface and supramolecular; 5) mineralogy and chemistry of soils and sediments; 6) surficial chemical and biogeochemical systems and cycles and their modification through natural and anthropogenic change; and 7) development of tools, methods, and models for low-temperature geochemistry and geobiological researchin the study of the terrestrial environment.
- Social-Computational Systems: The Social-Computational Systems (SoCS) program seeks to reveal new understanding about the properties that systems of people and computers together possess, and to develop a practical understanding of the purposeful design of systems to facilitate socially intelligent computing. By better characterizing, understanding, and eventually designing for desired behaviors arising from computationally mediated groups of people at all scales, new forms of knowledge creation, new models of computation, new forms of culture, and new types of interaction will result. Further, the investigation of such systems and their emergent behaviors and desired properties will inform the design of future systems.
- CISE Cross-Cutting Programs: This solicitation seeks proposals in cross-cutting areas that are scientifically timely, and that benefit from the intellectual contributions of researchers with expertise in a number of computing fields and/or sub-fields. The cross-cutting programs for FY 2010 are:
- Data-intensive Computing;
- Network Science and Engineering; and
- Trustworthy Computing.
- Computer and Network Systems (CNS) - Core Programs: Notice seeking proposals for research and education projects that develop new knowledge in two core programs: The Computer Systems Research (CSR) program; and The Networking Technology and Systems (NeTS) program.
Computing and Communication Foundations (CCF) - Core Programs: Notice seeking proposals supports research and education projects that develop new knowledge in three core programs: The Algorithmic Foundations (AF) program; The Communications and Information Foundations (CIF) program; and the Software and Hardware Foundations (SHF) program. http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2009/nsf09556/nsf09556.htm
- Information and Intelligent Systems (IIS) - Core Programs: Notice seeking proposals that supports research and education projects that develop new knowledge in three core programs: The Human-Centered Computing program (HCC); The Information Integration and Informatics program (III); and The Robust Intelligence program (RI).