Fellowships, Grants, & Awards.Environmental Leadership Program Fellowship
Application materials are now available for the Environmental Leadership Program (ELP) Fellowship class of 2001-2003. ELP is a nonprofit organization Nonprofit Organization
An association that is given tax-free status. Donations to a non-profit organization are often tax deductible as well.
Examples of non-profit organizations are charities, hospitals and schools. dedicated to training and supporting a new generation of environmental leaders from diverse cultural backgrounds, disciplines, and sectors. Through the three-year ELP Fellowship, ELP provides training, mentoring, funding for innovative projects, and technical support to 30 emerging environmental leaders per year.
The ELP Fellowship is an innovative national program designed to build the leadership capacity of the environmental movement's most promising emerging professionals. The ELP Fellowship offers unique networking opportunities, intensive leadership and skills training, mentoring, project seed money, and technical assistance. Fellows receive a $2,000 participation stipend, travel and accommodations for four training retreats, access to funding for capacity-building leadership activities, and national recognition through the program. ELP provides participants with the tools, support, and experience to spark public dialogue about environmental issues and energize their home institutions and communities.
Applicants for the ELP Fellowship must commit to participating in four retreats over three years--two retreats in the first year and one retreat in each subsequent year. ELP pays all retreat travel and accommodation costs. In 2001, retreats are scheduled for April 4-8 at the Trinity Conference Center in West Cornwall, Connecticut, and mid-August in the western United States Noun 1. western United States - the region of the United States lying to the west of the Mississippi River
Santa Fe Trail - a trail that extends from Missouri to New Mexico; an important route for settlers moving west in the 19th century . In addition, each fellow conducts a leadership-building project with support from the ELP Activity Fund. While fellows must participate in fellowship activities throughout the year and complete periodic assignments, they are expected to continue their full-time jobs or studies.
The ELP Fellowship targets newly established environmental practitioners eager to connect their specialized work to larger environmental and social concerns. While applicants need not be young in age, they should be relatively new to the environmental field with approximately 3-10 years of professional or postundergraduate experience. ELP programs do not target midcareer or veteran professionals.
In choosing each class of fellows, ELP seeks to bring together individuals from a broad spectrum of disciplines, professions, educational experiences, and cultural and ethnic backgrounds. We additionally aim to balance participation from academia, nonprofit advocacy groups, all levels of government, and the private sector, and to choose fellows with a variety of issue expertise.
Demonstrated talent as a practitioner or scholar is a prerequisite. Participants must also show potential as interdisciplinary thinkers and effective communicators. The selection committee will evaluate fellowship applicants on the basis of past accomplishments and promise for future leadership. Successful applicants will articulate a clear understanding of how their specialized work fits into complex social, economic, and environmental issues.
All applicants must provide a general overview of initiatives they would potentially undertake with support from the ELP Activity Fund. Applicants should review the criteria and detailed information about this component of the ELP Fellowship.
Applications, required attachments, and recommendations must be received by 2 October 2000. Final decisions will be announced and all applicants will be notified by 15 December 2000. Applications are available on the ELP Web site.
The Environmental Leadership Program, a project of the Tides Center, is an equal opportunity employer equal opportunity employer An employer or enterprise that does not discriminate against a job candidate, or subject him/her to adverse exclusionary criteria, based on race, sex, religion, or national origin. See Equal employment opportunity. and strongly encourages applications from people of color Noun 1. people of color - a race with skin pigmentation different from the white race (especially Blacks)
people of colour, colour, color
race - people who are believed to belong to the same genetic stock; "some biologists doubt that there are important , women, gays and lesbians, and people with disabilities.
Contact: Environmental Leadership Program, Fellowship Office, PO Box 446, Haydenville, MA 01039 USA, 413-268-0035, fax: 413-268-0036, email: firstname.lastname@example.org, Internet: http://www.elpnet.org/
Earth-Based Research Relevant to the Space Environment
The purpose of this program announcement is to stimulate ground-based research on basic, applied, and clinical biomedical bi·o·med·i·cal
1. Of or relating to biomedicine.
2. Of, relating to, or involving biological, medical, and physical sciences. and behavioral problems that are relevant to human space flight or that could use the space environment as a laboratory. Although none of the research supported under this initiative would be conducted in space, it is anticipated that it would form a basis for future competitively reviewed studies that could be conducted on the International Space Station or other space flight opportunities by skilled on-board specialists.
Potential areas of research could include neuroscience, musculoskeletal musculoskeletal /mus·cu·lo·skel·e·tal/ (-skel´e-t'l) pertaining to or comprising the skeleton and muscles.
Relating to or involving the muscles and the skeleton. biology, immunology, cardiovascular functioning, integrative physiology, cognition and problem solving problem solving
Process involved in finding a solution to a problem. Many animals routinely solve problems of locomotion, food finding, and shelter through trial and error. under stress and isolation, pharmacokinetics, drug metabolism and drug delivery, and the diagnosis and treatment of diseases or injury by both ground support and space flight crews. Use of hyper- or hypogravity as research tools or models is encouraged. Access to National Aeronautics and Space Administration National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), civilian agency of the U.S. federal government with the mission of conducting research and developing operational programs in the areas of space exploration, artificial satellites (see satellite, artificial), facilities may be provided.
It is anticipated that ground-based research supported through this program may ultimately lead to the submission of space flight proposals to NASA NASA: see National Aeronautics and Space Administration.
in full National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Independent U.S. . Research proposals should take into account past biomedical and fundamental research already conducted during space flight.
The participating agencies encourage submission of applications that include, but are not limited to, the following possible areas of ground-based research utilizing both animal and human subjects: l) spatial orientation and sensory/motor processes, 2) nervous system, 3) behavioral and psychological processes, 4) musculoskeletal system, 5) pulmonary function, 6) cardiovascular function, 7) sleep and biological rhythms, 8) immunology, 9) pharmacodynamics pharmacodynamics /phar·ma·co·dy·nam·ics/ (-di-nam´iks) the study of the biochemical and physiological effects of drugs and the mechanisms of their actions, including the correlation of their actions and effects with their chemical and pharmacokinetics, 10) hemodynamics hemodynamics /he·mo·dy·nam·ics/ (-di-nam´iks) the study of the movements of blood and of the forces concerned.hemodynam´ic
n. , and 11) injury.
Additional information is available on the Internet at http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/ PA-00-088.html.
Contact: Andrew A. Monjan, Neurobiology Neurobiology
Study of the development and function of the nervous system, with emphasis on how nerve cells generate and control behavior. The major goal of neurobiology is to explain at the molecular level how nerve cells differentiate and develop their of Aging Branch, Neuroscience and Neuropsychology neuropsychology
Science concerned with the integration of psychological observations on behaviour with neurological observations on the central nervous system (CNS), including the brain. of Aging Program, National Institute on Aging The National Institute on Aging is a division of the U.S. National Institutes of Health, located in Bethesda, Maryland.
Formed in 1974, NIA's mission is to improve the health and well-being of older Americans through research. It is the primary U.S. , 7201 Wisconsin Avenue, Suite 3C307, MSC (1) (MSC.Software Corporation, Santa Ana, CA, www.mscsoftware.com) Founded in 1963 by Richard H. MacNeal and Robert G. Schwendler, MSC is the world's largest provider of mechanical computer aided engineering (MCAE) strategies, simulation software and services. 9205, Bethesda, MD 20892-9205 USA, 301-496-9350, fax: 301-496-1494, e-mail: email@example.com; Daniel A. Sklare, Hearing and Balance/Vestibular Sciences Branch, Division of Extramural extramural /ex·tra·mu·ral/ (-mur´il) situated or occurring outside the wall of an organ or structure.
situated or occurring outside the wall of an organ or structure. Research, National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders The National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD), a member of the U.S. National Institutes of Health, is mandated to conduct and support biomedical and behavioral research and research training in the normal and disordered processes of hearing, balance, , Executive Plaza South, 6120 Executive Boulevard, Room 400C, MSC 7180, Bethesda, MD 20892-7180 USA, 301-496-1804, fax: 301-402-6251, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; Richard W. Lymn, Muscle Biology Program, National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases The National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases, or NIAMS, is an institute of the National Institutes of Health, an agency of the United States Department of Health and Human Services. , Natcher Building, Room 5AS49E, Bethesda, MD 20892-6500 USA, 301-594-5128, fax: 301-480-4543, e-mail: email@example.com; James P. Kiley, Division of Lung Diseases, National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute,
n.pr established in 1948, this division of the National Institutes of Health is responsible for research and education on cardiovascular, pulmonary, systemic diseases, and sleep disorders. , 6701 Rockledge Drive, Room 10018, Bethesda, MD 20892-7952 USA, 301-435-0233, fax: 301-480-3557, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; Jaylan S. Turkkan, Behavioral Sciences Research Branch, National Institute on Drug Abuse The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) is a United States federal-government research institute whose mission is to "lead the Nation in bringing the power of science to bear on drug abuse and addiction. , 6001 Executive Boulevard, MSC 9555, Bethesda, MD 20897 USA, 301-435-1318, fax: 301-594-6043, e-mail: email@example.com; Antonio Noronha, Division of Basic Research, National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA), as part of the U.S. National Institutes of Health, supports and conducts biomedical and behavioral research on the causes, consequences, treatment, and prevention of alcoholism and alcohol-related problems. , 6000 Executive Boulevard, MSC 7003, Bethesda, MD 20892-7003 USA, 301-443-7722, fax: 301-594-0673, e-mail: Scott D. Somers, Division of Pharmacology, Physiology, and Biological Chemistry, National Institute of General Medical Sciences The U.S. National Institute of General Medical Sciences is one of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the principal biomedical research agency of the Federal Government. , Natcher Building, 45 Center Drive, Room 2AS49A, MSC 6200, Bethesda, MD 20892-6200 USA, 301-594-5560, fax: 301-480-2802, e-mail: William J. Heetderks, Neural Prosthesis Program, National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke The National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke is a part of the U.S. National Institutes of Health.
The NINDS conducts and supports research on brain and nervous system disorders. Created by the U.S. , Neuroscience Center, 6001 Executive Boulevard, Room 2207, Bethesda, MD 20892-9525 USA, 301-496-1447, fax: 301-480-1080, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; Kenneth Gruber, Chronic Diseases Branch, National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research The National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR), is part of the U.S. National Institutes of Health, and as such its function is to the promote the general health of the American people, by improving their oral, dental and craniofacial health. , Natcher Building, Room 4AN-24, Bethesda, MD 20892-6402 USA, 301-594-4800, fax: 301-480-8318, e-mail: email@example.com; Carol Shreffler, Training and Career Development Programs, Division of Extramural Research and Training, NIEHS NIEHS National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIH, DHHS) , PO Box 12233, Research Triangle Park Research Triangle Park, research, business, medical, and educational complex situated in central North Carolina. It has an area of 6,900 acres (2,795 hectares) and is 8 × 2 mi (13 × 3 km) in size. Named for the triangle formed by Duke Univ. , NC 27709 USA, 919-541-1445, fax: 919-541-5064, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; David R. Liskowsky, Fundamental Biology Program, Life Sciences Division, Code UL, NASA, 300 E Street SW, Washington, DC 20546 USA, 202-358-1963, fax: 202-358-4186, e-mail: email@example.com. Reference: PA No. PA-O0-088
Asthma and Allergic Diseases Research Centers
The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases and the NIEHS invite applications for Asthma and Allergic Diseases Research Centers (AADRCs). This program is designed to support basic and clinical research on mechanisms, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of asthma and allergic diseases. Applications are to be designed around a central scientific theme demonstrating relevance to one or more of these diseases. A minimum of three biomedical research projects must be proposed.
The purpose of the AADRC program is to accelerate the development and application of fundamental knowledge of the immune system to investigations of asthma and allergic diseases. The AADRCs provide an infrastructure and a collaborative environment that make it possible to investigate complex clinical problems. The major goals of the program are to advance understanding of the etiology and pathogenic mechanisms of asthma and allergic diseases and apply an expanded knowledge base to the development of improved methods of diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of asthma and allergic diseases.
The goal of this announcement is to support multidisciplinary research programs focused on studies of immunologic and other mechanisms underlying human asthma and allergic diseases. NIEHS support will be provided for research centers and/or subprojects focused on basic, preclinical, and clinical research on the role of environmental factors in disease onset, progression, and severity. The application should include an appropriate balance of basic and clinical research, but with a major emphasis on human studies.
The scientific scope of this program encompasses immunologically mediated inflammation and the role of innate and adaptive immunity as they pertain to asthma and allergic diseases. Preference for funding will be given to research in the following scientific areas: l) developmental immunobiology of asthma and allergic diseases--evaluating events in the perinatal period, infancy, and childhood, including exposure to indoor allergens and other environmental agents that modulate IgE and other immune responses relevant to these diseases; 2) defining asthma phenotypes--characterizing the expression of asthma in relation to underlying mechanisms that distinguish distinct subsets of asthmatic patients; and 3) translational research from animal models to humans, particularly focused on new immune therapies for asthma and allergic diseases, including studies that are proof of concept in man.
Prospective applicants should submit a letter of intent to Dr. Madelon Halula at the address listed below by 8 November 2000. Final applications are due 8 January 2001. Additional information is available on the Internet at http://grants.nih.gov/ grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-AI-00-012.html.
Contact: Madelon Halula, Division of Extramural Activities, NIAID NIAID National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases. , 6700-B Rockledge Drive, Room 2150, MSC 7616, Bethesda, MD 20892-7616 USA, 301-496-2636, fax: 301-402-2638, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; Kenneth Adams, Asthma and Inflammation Section, Asthma, Allergy, and Inflammation Branch, Division of Allergy, Immunology, and Transplantation, NIAID, 6700-B Rockledge Drive, Room 5147, Bethesda, MD 20892-7640 USA, 301-496-8973, fax: 301-402-0175, email: email@example.com; George Malindzak, Program Administrator, Organ and Systems Toxicology Branch, Division of Extramural Research and Training, NIEHS, PO Box 12233, Research Triangle Park, NC 27709 USA, 919-541-3289, fax: 919-541-5064, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. Reference: RFA RFA right frontoanterior (position of the fetus).
Radiofrequency ablation (RFA)
A procedure in which radiofrequency waves are used to destroy blood vessels and tissues.
Mentioned in: Prenatal Surgery No. AI00-012
Planning Grants for Biomedical Epidemiologic and Intervention Studies
The National Institute on Aging and the NIEHS will provide grant support for planning and protocol development of biomedical epidemiologic and intervention studies in research areas supported by the Geriatrics geriatrics (jĕrēă`trĭks), the branch of medicine concerned with conditions and diseases of the aged. Many disabilities in old age are caused by or related to the deterioration of the circulatory system (see arteriosclerosis), e.g. Program.
Applications may be submitted by foreign and domestic for-profit and nonprofit organizations, public and private, such as universities, colleges, hospitals, laboratories, units of state and local government, and eligible agencies of the federal government. Racial/ethnic minority individuals, women, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply as principal investigators.
The mechanism of support will be the NIA NIA National Institute on Aging (NIH)
NIA National Indoor Arena (UK)
NIA National Intelligence Agency (South Africa and Thailand)
NIA National Institute of Accountants Planning Grant, which will provide up to $150,000 in direct costs for one year. The award cannot be renewed. NIA or NIEHS funding of a planning grant does not imply a commitment by NIA or NIEHS to fund the proposed full-scale study, nor even to accept a subsequent application for such a study. Additional information is available on the Internet at http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/ PA-99-145.html.
Contact: Evan C. Hadley, Associate Director, Geriatrics, NIA, 7201 Wisconsin Avenue, Suite 3E327, MSC 9205, Bethesda, MD 20892-9205 USA, fax: 301-402-1784, e-mail: email@example.com; or Gwen W. Collman, Program Administrator, Environmental and Molecular Epidemiology, NIEHS, PO Box 12233, Research Triangle Park, NC 27709 USA, 919-541-4980, fax: 919-541-4937, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. Reference: PA No. PA-99-145
Grants are available from the National Cancer Institute to support the development and implementation of curriculum-dependent programs to train pre-doctoral and postdoctoral candidates in cancer research settings that are highly interdisciplinary and collaborative.
This program is particularly applicable to cancer prevention and control, epidemiology, nutrition, and the behavioral and population sciences. However, it should also be considered by other highly interdisciplinary areas of research (such as imaging and molecular diagnosis) that will require sustained leadership, dedicated faculty time, specialized curriculum development, interdisciplinary research environments, and more than one mentor per program participant to achieve their education and research career development objectives. Application deadlines include June 1, October 1, and February 1. Additional information is available on the Internet at http://grants.nih.gov/ grants/guide/pa-flles/PAR-00-064.html.
Contact: Lisa Begg, Cancer Training Branch, NCI See Liberate. , 6116 Executive Boulevard, Suite 7011, MSC 8346, Bethesda, MD 20892-8346 USA, fax: 301-402-4472, e-mail: email@example.com. Reference: PA No. PAR-00-064
The goal of this proposed research initiative is to encourage and support studies that will advance our understanding of the mechanisms of chronic beryllium beryllium (bərĭl`ēəm) [from beryl ], metallic chemical element; symbol Be; at. no. 4; at. wt. 9.01218; m.p. about 1,278°C;; b.p. 2,970°C; (estimated); sp. gr. 1.85 at 20°C;; valence +2. disease (CBD (Component Based Development) Building applications with components (objects). See component software.
CBD - component based development ). The participating institutes and agencies are interested in supporting research in (but not limited to) the following areas: 1) the genetic basis of beryllium sensitivity and development of CBD, 2) inflammation and granuloma granuloma /gran·u·lo·ma/ (gran?u-lo´mah) pl. granulomas, granulo´mata an imprecise term for (1) any small nodular delimited aggregation of mononuclear inflammatory cells, or (2) such a collection of modified macrophages formation, 3) development of in vitro and in vivo models of beryllium sensitivity, 4) biomarkers of beryllium sensitivity and progression of CBD, and 5) methods of prevention.
Applicants must use Application Form PHS (Personal Handyphone System) A TDMA-based cellular phone system introduced in Japan in mid-1995. Operating in the 1880-1930 MHz band, PHS uses microcells that cover an area only 100 to 500 meters in diameter, resulting in lower equipment costs but requiring more base 398, which has annual due dates of February 1, June 1, and October 1. Additional information is available on the Internet at http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/ pa-files/PA-99-075.html.
Contact: George Malindzak, Organs and Systems Toxicology Branch, NIEHS, PO Box 12233, MD EC-23, Research Triangle Park, NC 27709 USA, 919-541-3289, fax: 919-541-5064, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; Robert Musson, Division of Lung Biology and Disease Program, National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, 6701 Rockledge Drive, Room 10108, MSC 7952, Bethesda, MD 20892-7952 USA, 301-435-0222, fax: 301-480-3557, e-mail: email@example.com; Roy M. Fleming, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health,
n.pr an institute of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention that is responsible for assuring safe and healthful working conditions and for developing standards of safety and health. , Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), agency of the U.S. Public Health Service since 1973, with headquarters in Atlanta; it was established in 1946 as the Communicable Disease Center. , 1600 Clifton Road NE, Building 1, Room 3053, MS-D30, Atlanta, GA 30333 USA, 404-639-3343, fax: 404-639-4616, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; or Paul J. Seligman, Deputy Assistant Secretary, Office of Health Studies, Department of Energy, 19901 Germantown Road, Germantown, MD 20874 USA, 301-903-5926, fax: 301-903-3445, e-mail: email@example.com. Reference: PA No. PA-99-075
Traditional, Indigenous Systems of Medicine
The National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine,
n.pr established in 1998 as a Center of the National Institutes of Health. Supports and conducts research on complementary and alternative med-icine and informs healthcare pro-fessionals about is seeking developmental studies to establish the methodological feasibility and strengthen the scientific rationale for proceeding to full-scale clinical trials on the use of traditional, indigenous systems of medicine as practiced in the United States.
Potential studies might include 1) quantitative research (case studies, interviews) to describe diagnostic and treatment approaches and explore patient and health care provider preferences and beliefs; 2) diagnoses, including comparisons with those of other traditional indigenous systems of medicine as well as with conventional biomedicine biomedicine /bio·med·i·cine/ (bi?o-med´i-sin) clinical medicine based on the principles of the natural sciences (biology, biochemistry, etc.).biomed´ical
1. ; 3) studies to refine the intervention strategy; 4) studies to refine the control strategy, including comparisons of different types of controls and validation of blinding procedures; 5) studies to refine the target population and develop adequate recruitment procedures; 6) studies to develop realistic protocols; 7) studies to establish the clinical usefulness of commonly used assessment procedures, especially quality-of-life measures, as well as psychosocial, functional, and physiological measures; and 8) collection of preliminary data for establishing measures of efficacy and safety for subsequent sample size calculations.
Additional information is available on the Internet at http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/ pa-files/PA-00-041.html.
Contact: Marguerite Evans, NCCAM NCCAM National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NIH)
NCCAM National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month (March) , Building 31, Room 5B58, Bethesda, MD 20892 USA, 301-402-5860, fax: 301-402-4741, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. Reference: PA Number PA-00-041