Grant Opportunities

American Psychiatric Foundation/Janssen Resident Psychiatric Research Scholars Program

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American Psychiatric Foundation/Janssen Resident Psychiatric Research Scholars Program

The American Psychiatric Foundation and Janssen Pharmaceutica are co-sponsoring a program to identify promising PGY-1, PGY-2, and PGY-3 psychiatric residents with the potential to become leaders in clinical and health services research in all areas of psychiatric research.

Emphasis will be placed on special mentoring and career enrichment programs both at the APA Annual Meeting and throughout the year. Each participant will be asked to identify an individual research mentor that will oversee the resident's fellowship. The mentor will advise and encourage the Scholar during the one year fellowship. The scholar will receive $2,500 during the fellowship, to assist in their research career development (e.g., for use in developing a pilot research project, obtaining statistical consultation, or visiting potential research training programs). The program also provides funding for travel to the American Psychiatric Association (APA) Annual Meeting for the one year of the fellowship. The annual deadline for applications is January 15.

The American Psychiatric Foundation/Janssen Resident Psychiatric Research Scholars program is administered by the American Psychiatric Institute for Research and Education. An advisory committee of senior research psychiatrists will assist in the evaluation and selection of the Scholars.

To receive an application or to learn more about the program, call Rosa Bracey at: 1-703-907-8539, E-mail scholars@psych.org, or write to:

American Psychiatric Institute for Research and Education
1000 Wilson Blvd., Suite 1825
Arlington, VA 22209

American Psychiatric Association Resident Research Award

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American Psychiatric Association Resident Research Award

Funded by Eli Lilly and Company

Sunshine Act Notice:

This award is supported by a pharmaceutical company that is required to publicly report any money provided to the physician, whether as stipend, meals, travel or otherwise in support of this grant, fellowship or award on a public database through the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. Reporting is legally required only if the physician has completed their four year residency in psychiatry. However, some of the sponsoring companies may report any physician payments regardless of the stage of their career.

Description

The award provides an honorarium of $1,500 to a resident who submits the best, original, unpublished scientific research paper in any area of psychiatry (e.g., psychosocial and/or biomedical, clinical care or basic sciences). In addition, $1,000 is given to the residency program in which the resident was in training at the time the work was completed. If two or more applicants attest that they have contributed equally to the project, the honorarium may be shared.

Number of Awards: Five (5)

Eligibility

• Residents or fellows in an accredited psychiatry training program in the United States or Canada at the time of application

• Residents or fellows who are not previous winners of this award

• Membership in the American Psychiatric Association is not required

Application Requirements

• Only one paper per applicant will be accepted.

• Work submitted must be that primarily of the applicant.

• The research study should be in the form of a finished paper suitable for publication, but not already published.

Should the paper be published at a later date, appropriate acknowledgement should be made regarding the Resident Research Award.

• It is requested that the resident’s name appear only on a cover page of each document and not on subsequent pages. Each submission is reviewed anonymously with no identifying information about the resident or his/her affiliated training program.

• Case reports and literature reviews in lieu of a paper will not be accepted.

Application Packet

• One document which describes the scope and results of an original scientific research study, including a literature review.

• CV

• Signed verification statement by chair or program director verifying that the work was performed during the applicant’s residency training. Should the work be undertaken in more than one setting, the current chairperson or director must so attest; if work was done prior to entry into the current residency training program, the previous training director or chairperson must so attest.

Where to Apply

By email: residentresearch@psych.org PREFERRED

By mail: 

Resident Research Award
Attention: Alison Bondurant
American Psychiatric Association
1000 Wilson Boulevard, Suite 1825
Arlington, VA 22209

Deadline: December 1

Award Notification: Early February

Note: Implementation of the award is dependent on funding.

Award Presentation

A check and a plaque will be presented to award recipients at the Convocation of Fellows ceremony at the APA Annual Meeting in May.

Contact

Alison Bondurant at 703-907-8639 or residentresearch@psych.org

Applicants are encouraged to call Ms. Bondurant before the deadline to confirm receipt of application material.

Research Colloquium for Junior Investigators in Psychiatry

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Research Colloquium for Junior Investigators in Psychiatry

May 17, 2015 - Toronto, ON, Canada

This program is presented by the American Psychiatric Association (APA) in conjunction with the workgroup in research training. The purpose of the Research Colloquium is to provide guidance, mentorship and encouragement to young investigators in the early phases of their training. Junior investigators will have an opportunity to obtain feedback about their past, present, and future research work from mentors who are leaders in their field in a small group setting. The researcher can also get guidance as well as general information about career development and grantsmanship. Candidates whose research interests are similar to those listed below are encouraged to apply.

In 2015, the full-day workshop on May 17, 2015 at the APA Annual Meeting in Toronto, will focus on the following three research areas:

• Molecular, Translational, and Neuroscience Research

• Clinical Psychobiology

• Treatment from Psychopharmacology and Psychotherapy to Neural Strategies

Stipend: A $1,000 stipend will be provided to partially cover travel expenses

Eligibility:

• Psychiatrists who are senior residents, fellows, or junior faculty

• Participants should hold a medical degree or be a member of the APA; or be eligible to become members of the APA.

• Must be receiving their training in U.S. or Canada

• Should have interest and potential in developing a research career in the above research areas.

• Investigators conducting minority health and health disparities research in these subject areas are especially encouraged to apply.

• Past participants in the Research Colloquium are not eligible to apply.

• Those with individual federal research awards (e.g., R-01 Awards) are not eligible.

Application Requirements:

The application packet should include:

• Curriculum Vitae

• Completed application form

• Two-page statement describing current and proposed research projects.

• 500 word abstract of a study in progress or completed. If accepted to attend the Colloquium, this abstract should be used for the poster session.

• 250 word statement by the nominee describing how attendance at the Colloquium will further his/her career goals. If accepted, participants will be asked to give an oral and poster presentation of their study.

• Sponsor's letter of recommendation, either from the nominee's research mentor or other faculty member, describing the nominee's potential as a researcher and his/her potential to benefit from the colloquium.

Deadline: November 15

Notification: Early February

Where to Apply:

By email: colloquium@psych.org PREFERRED

By mail: 

Research Colloquium
Attention: Sejal Patel
American Psychiatric Association
1000 Wilson Boulevard, Suite 1825
Arlington, VA 22209

Contact:

Sejal Patel at 703-907-8579 or colloquium@psych.org

Supported by the National Institute of Mental Health (Grant No. R13MH064074), National Institute of Minority Health and Health Disparities (Grant No. R13MD006767), and the American Psychiatric Foundation.

Psychiatric Research Fellowship

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Psychiatric Research Fellowship

Funded by Eli Lilly and Company

Sunshine Act Notice:

This award is supported by a pharmaceutical company that is required to publicly report any money provided to the physician, whether as stipend, meals, travel or otherwise in support of this grant, fellowship or award on a public database through the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. Reporting is legally required only if the physician has completed their four year residency in psychiatry. However, some of the sponsoring companies may report any physician payments regardless of the stage of their career.

Description

This fellowship provides funding for a post-graduate psychiatry trainee, under the supervision and guidance of his/her mentor, to design and conduct a research study on a major research topic.

Award Amount: $45,000

Number of Awards: Two (2)

Eligibility

Trainees with an M.D. or D.O. degree who:

• Are receiving training in the U.S. or Canada

• Have completed residency training in general psychiatry or child psychiatry immediately prior to the time the fellowship commences

• Are members of the APA

• Demonstrate significant research potential

• Have not had extensive research training prior to residency

• Are not already established investigators

Application Requirements

• Only one resident per residency program may be nominated

• Nominations are accepted only from the chairperson of a department of psychiatry and must include:

1. Letter of recommendation detailing:

◦ Candidate's accomplishments

◦ Institutional resources available to support the applicant in his/her research endeavors should the award fund be insufficient to cover both the resident’s salary and related research expenses

2. Nominee’s CV

3. Statement by the nominee, ≤ 4 pages, describing:

◦ Career goals

◦ Specific objectives for his/her research training fellowship and the specific plans for meeting those objectives

4. Statement by the candidate's preceptor describing the preceptor's accomplishments as both a researcher and mentor, and the specific responsibilities the preceptor would have regarding the applicant's research training program

Where to Apply

By email:  psychresearch@psych.org PREFERRED

By mail:  

Psychiatric Research Fellowship
ATTN: Alison Bondurant
American Psychiatric Association
1000 Wilson Boulevard, Suite 1825
Arlington, VA 22209-3901

Deadline: October 15

Award Notification: Early December (dependent upon funding availability)

Award Presentation

A certificate will be presented to the awardees in person during the Early Career Breakfast held at the APA Annual Meeting in May

Terms

• $45,000 stipend award will be paid to each institution for disbursement to the fellow.

• The fellow’s institution must agree not to deduct indirect costs or tuition payments (but may augment the stipend).

• The department chair will be asked to assure that time will be allocated for the fellow to conduct research with less than 15% of the mentee’s time being spent on teaching, consultation, or other duties.

• Because the award funding may only cover the fellow’s salary and not provide funds for the conduct of the research, the fellow may have to rely on research funding being provided by the mentor's own research grant. The mentor will be asked to guarantee that support will be provided to the candidate through the shared use of data from the mentor's research grant.

Contact

Alison Bondurant at 703-907-8639 or psychresearch@psych.org

Applicants are encouraged to call Ms. Bondurant before the deadline to confirm receipt of application material.

Doctoral Degree Scholarships in Cancer Nursing

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Doctoral Degree Scholarships in Cancer Nursing

Awarded to graduate students pursuing doctoral study in the field of cancer nursing research, and preparing for careers as nurse scientists. Initial awards are made for up to two years with the possibility of a two-year renewal. There is a stipend of $15,000 per year. Grant applications must be submitted electronically via proposalCENTRAL.

Application Deadline: October 15

Request for Applications: Autism Speaks Meixner Postdoctoral Fellowship in Translational Research

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Request for Applications: Autism Speaks Meixner Postdoctoral Fellowship in Translational Research

Deadlines:

Letter of Intent: Wednesday, November 12, 2014, 8:00 p.m. (U.S. Eastern Time)

Letters of recommendation: Wednesday, January 28, 2015 by 8:00 pm (ET)

Application: Wednesday, February 4, 2015 by 8:00 pm (ET)

Other Important Dates (subject to change):

Peer review panels: Spring 2015

Notification: Summer 2015

Earliest Grant start date: early Fall 2015

The goal of this program is to support well-qualified postdoctoral scientists pursuing training in autism spectrum disorder (ASD) translational research. The program is open to applicants from public or private institutions doing preclinical or clinical research. Applicants are expected to detail a project that bridges basic laboratory research and behavioral or biomedical clinical research, and must include a training plan that includes mentoring in both basic and clinical research environments. Projects must have the fundamental translational research aim of accelerating the conversion of basic scientific discoveries into novel and more effective methods or products used to diagnose, prevent, or treat ASD. “Bench-to-bedside” approaches that delineate a path from preclinical models of ASD to well-defined patient populations, and “back-translational” projects that enrich the skill sets of behaviorists and clinicians through basic research on ASD biology and mechanisms of therapeutic intervention are equally encouraged. The results should have the potential to lead to or facilitate preclinical or clinical trials to improve outcomes for people with ASD.

A critical objective of the Fellowship in Translational Research is to foster frequent and impactful communication and collaboration among basic scientists, applied researchers, and clinicians across diverse research environments from academia to industry. To this end, trainees are required to have both a basic science mentor as well as a clinical mentor. The applicant should identify a primary mentor (i.e., the principal investigator with whom they directly carry out their research), and one or two secondary mentors that enable and expand their training and mentoring experiences into disciplines that complement their core research area and expertise and ensure meaningful exposure to preclinical and clinical research arenas. In addition, applicants must describe regularly-occurring local opportunities for two-way communication between preclinical and clinical researchers (e.g., monthly department meetings, Grand Rounds, multidisciplinary lab meetings). Scientific rigor, strength of mentorship, local environment and clear integration of preclinical and clinical elements in the training plan will be weighted heavily in the evaluation of applications.

The following four areas of research are of the highest interest for the Translational Postdoctoral Fellowship program:

1. Biomarker Discovery: Identification and /or validation of biomarkers that demonstrate, for example, the potential to aide:

a. Patient selection/stratification in clinical trials.

b. Early diagnosis of patients.

c. Prediction or optimization of treatment response therapies in clinical trials.

d. And could include, but would not be limited to biochemical, genetic, imaging, physiological endpoints, and can include preclinical discovery research in animal model systems.

2. Outcome Measure Development: Development and/or validation of outcome measures that can be used to measure treatment response in clinical trials and support development of innovative therapies ranging from behavioral interventions to medicines or medical devices.

3. Preclinical Target Validation:

a. Development of novel models systems (e.g. transgenic animal models, cell-based systems) that can be used as reagents to support rational selection of drug targets and evaluate experimental pharmacological agents.

b. Development of novel assays that deliver preclinical endpoints to support rationalization of drug targets and evaluate experimental pharmacological agents.

c. Projects aimed at using novel model systems and assays to characterize and validate candidate drug targets.

4. Experimental Therapeutics: Investigating the therapeutic potential of novel pharmacological, behavioral and technology-based applications that aim to address core symptoms or associated co-morbid conditions (e.g. psychiatric, neurological, somatic). Experimental approaches can include both exploratory clinical trials in humans and studies conducted in preclinical animal models relevant to autism.

Awards

The number of fellowships Autism Speaks will award will be determined by its available financial resources and the fit of the proposed research within the Autism Speaks portfolio. Each award will be for a period of two years and will include a competitive stipend, and a $10,500 annual allowance for professional conference travel, research costs and supplies, and/or fringe benefits. Indirect costs are not allowed. Stipend ranges can be found below. The second year stipend will be raised to the next level.

The postdoctoral fellowship stipend level will be determined by the number of years of postdoctoral experience at the time of the award to a maximum of $63,700 per year. Fellows are permitted to obtain additional awards or grants to cover research expenses only. Fellows may not hold any other award or grant that supplements their stipend.

Years of Experience Stipend Amount 0 42,000 1 43,700 2 45,500 3 47,300 4 49,200 5 51,100 6 53,200

Eligibility

Applicants at U.S. and non-U.S. non-profit and for-profit institutions are eligible for this program. These entities include, but are not limited to, colleges, universities, hospitals, governmental entities, biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies. Collaborative projects between public and private entities that diversify the training experience of the applicant are acceptable and encouraged. The site(s) where the applicant will conduct or participate in research training activities for the project must be clearly described in the individualized development plan. Projects involving for-profit entities require a letter from an authorized company representative declaring that the applicant’s work can and will be published, and that publication will not be delayed because of proprietary issues.

Postdoctoral Fellows: The candidate must hold an M.D., Ph.D. or equivalent terminal degree, and cannot have more than 5 years of postdoctoral experience at the commencement of the award. The selected postdoctoral fellow must spend at least 80% of his/her professional time engaged exclusively on the fellowship research activities for the duration of the award. The fellow may not simultaneously serve in an internship or residency, hold a tenure-track faculty appointment, or hold another named fellowship award during the support period. Postdoctoral training in the laboratory where the applicant received his/her graduate degree will not be reviewed.

Mentors: A primary mentor and 1-2 secondary mentors must be identified prior to applying for the translation research fellowship. One mentor must be a basic science researcher, and one must be a clinician scientist. All mentors must have Ph.D. and/or M.D. degrees and be scientific investigators with primary appointments at academic, public or private research institutions (e.g., tenured, tenure-track, or equivalent). They need to have a record of conducting high quality research, including a minimum of 1-2 peer-reviewed publications within the past 2 years in the field of the applicant’s research project. Prior mentoring experience and adjunct appointments will be considered and must be briefly described in the mentor’s Biosketch.

Applications are strictly limited to one per postdoctoral fellow or mentor per review cycle. Multiple submissions will be returned.

Application Submission

All applications must be submitted through the web-based Autism Speaks Science Grants System, https://science.grants.autismspeaks.org.

Request for Applications: Autism Speaks Dennis Weatherstone Predoctoral Fellowship Program

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Request for Applications: Autism Speaks Dennis Weatherstone Predoctoral Fellowship Program

Deadlines:

Letter of Intent due on or before: Wednesday, October 1, 2014, 8:00 p.m. (EST)

Letters of recommendation due on or before: Monday, November 17, 2014, 8:00 p.m. (EST)

Application due on or before: Thursday, November 20, 2014, 8:00 p.m. (EST)

Other Important Dates (subject to change):

Peer review panels: Winter 2015

Notification: March/April 2015

Earliest Grant start date: June 2015

Autism Speaks invites applications from predoctoral students interested in pursuing careers in autism research. The Dennis Weatherstone Fellows will work directly with mentors who are leading scientists in autism related research. This program supports the growth of a promising cadre of young scientists who will make autism research their chosen field. In order to cross-fertilize ideas and facilitate a network of collaboration, the Weatherstone program will include group interaction among the class of fellows and an annual meeting with the Weatherstone family and the Stavros Niarchos Foundation. More information about the Weatherstone program is available on the Autism Speaks website.

The primary purpose of the Weatherstone fellowship is to provide highly qualified candidates with exceptional research training opportunities broadly related to the study of Autism Spectrum Disorders. General areas of research include: behavioral, psychosocial and /or educational challenges; family issues; language / communication; environmental factors; epidemiology and public health; health services research; genetics and/or genomics; health services research; medical / psychiatric comorbidities; biomedical and/or pharmacological interventions; developmental biology; neuroscience; physiology / anatomy; and technology development.

Awards

The Autism Speaks Weatherstone Fellowship Awards will be granted to qualified predoctoral students. The two-year fellowship includes an annual $30,000 award that includes a stipend of $22,500 plus a $7,500 annual allowance for fringe benefits, research costs and supplies, professional travel and/or tuition reimbursement. Indirect costs are not allowed. Acceptance of any other award or grant that supplements research training expenses or the stipend requires approval that will be granted only in rare cases.

Eligibility and Roles

Pre-doctoral Fellows: The candidate must be an enrolled student in a program leading to a research doctorate such as a Ph.D. or Sc.D., or a combined degree such as an M.D./Ph.D., in an academic department of an accredited university or health/medical institution. The selected pre-doctoral fellow must spend at least 80% of his/her professional time engaged exclusively in their Autism Speaks’ autism research related activities for the duration of the award, and cannot simultaneously hold another named fellowship award during the support period. International applications are encouraged.

Mentors: Prior to application, predoctoral candidates must have identified a mentor for their fellowship.

Mentors must have a Ph.D. and/or an M.D. or equivalent degree, and be a scientific investigator with an
academic or research institutional appointment (tenured, tenure-track, or equivalent position). The mentor must be affiliated with a nonprofit research institution with a research mission and administrative infrastructure. Tax-exempt status must be documented under Section 501(c)3 of the Internal Revenue Code, or similar classification outside the United States. The application must include a letter of recommendation from their mentor as well as a jointly completed Individualized Development Plan. The mentor’s training experience should also be documented.

Autism Speaks limits the application procedure to only one predoctoral fellowship submission from either the fellow or the mentor per review cycle.

All applications must be submitted through the web-based Autism Speaks Science Grants System -
https://science.grants.autismspeaks.org.

Craters of the Moon - Migratory Landbird and Raptor Surveys (CESU)

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Funding Opportunity Number: L14AS00319 Opportunity Category: DiscretionaryFunding Instrument Type: Cooperative AgreementCategory of Funding Activity: Natural ResourcesCFDA Number: 15.231Eligible Applicants Public and State controlled institutions of higher educationAgency Name: DOI-BLMClosing Date: Aug 29, 2014Award Ceiling: $25,000Expected Number of Awards: 1Creation Date: Aug 19, 2014Funding Opportunity Description: Monitor 31 bird populations and inventory 25,000 acres of habitat across the Craters of the Moon National Monument and Preserve.

Night Vision Technologies

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Funding Opportunity Number: W909MY-14-R-D010 Opportunity Category: DiscretionaryFunding Instrument Type: GrantCategory of Funding Activity: Science and Technology and other Research and DevelopmentCFDA Number: 12.431Eligible Applicants Unrestricted (i.e., open to any type of entity above), subject to any clarification in text field entitled "Additional Information on Eligibility"Agency Name: DOD-AMC-ACCAPGBClosing Date: Aug 15, 2019Award Ceiling: Expected Number of Awards: Creation Date: Aug 18, 2014Funding Opportunity Description: As "The Army's Sensor Developer," NVESD researches and develops cutting edge technology, with the goal of exceeding U.S. Soldier requirements, and allowing an asymmetrical advantage in changing battlefield environments. This BAA solicits proposals against a broad range of night vision technologies which support the Warfighter and challenges of Asymmetric Warfare. The technologies have been divided into three (3) sections: Science and Technology; Ground Combat Systems; and Modeling and Simulation. Guidance specific to each of those sections are included in Part II ? Award Information. Overall instructions are included in Part IV ? Application and Submission Information.

Interdisciplinary Research in Hazards and Disasters

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Funding Opportunity Number: 14-581 Opportunity Category: DiscretionaryFunding Instrument Type: GrantCategory of Funding Activity: Science and Technology and other Research and DevelopmentCFDA Number: 47.041
47.049
47.050
47.070
47.075
47.079Eligible Applicants Others (see text field entitled "Additional Information on Eligibility" for clarification)Agency Name: NSFClosing Date: Nov 28, 2014Award Ceiling: Expected Number of Awards: 20Creation Date: Jul 10, 2014Funding Opportunity Description: Hazards SEES is a program involving multiple NSF Directorates and Offices (CISE, ENG, GEO, MPS, OIIA, and SBE) that seeks to: (1) advance understanding of the fundamental processes associated with specific natural hazards and technological hazards linked to natural phenomena, and their interactions; (2) better understand the causes, interdependences, impacts, and cumulative effects of these hazards on individuals, the natural and built environment, and society as a whole; and (3) improve capabilities for forecasting or predicting hazards, mitigating their effects, and enhancing the capacity to respond to and recover from resultant disasters. The overarching goal of Hazards SEES is to catalyze well-integrated interdisciplinary research efforts in hazards-related science and engineering in order to reduce the impact of hazards, enhance the safety of society, and contribute to sustainability. Hazards SEES seeks research projects that will productively cross the boundaries of the atmospheric and geospace, earth, and ocean sciences; computer and information science (including cyberinfrastructure); engineering; mathematics and statistics; and social, economic, and behavioral sciences. Successful proposals will integrate across multiple disciplines to promote research that advances new paradigms that contribute to creating a society resilient to hazards. Hazards SEES intends to transform hazards and disaster research by fostering the development of interdisciplinary research that allows for appropriately targeted data collection, integration, and management; modeling (including predictive models for real-time decision making); visualization and simulation; data analytics and data-driven discovery; real-time sensing; cross-cutting knowledge development; and synthesis of applicable models and theory. Proposals must demonstrate the inclusion of the appropriate expertise to address the research questions, hypotheses, and problems being posed.

Cooperative Ecosystem Studies Unit, Rocky Mountain CESU

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Funding Opportunity Number: G14AS00116 Opportunity Category: DiscretionaryFunding Instrument Type: Cooperative AgreementCategory of Funding Activity: Science and Technology and other Research and DevelopmentCFDA Number: 15.808Eligible Applicants Others (see text field entitled "Additional Information on Eligibility" for clarification)Agency Name: DOI-USGS1Closing Date: Jul 25, 2014Award Ceiling: $0Expected Number of Awards: 1Creation Date: Jun 26, 2014Funding Opportunity Description: The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) Fort Collins Science Center (FORT) is offering a funding opportunity to a CESU partner for research into plague as a disrupting force in ecosystems of the western U.S. This non-native disease, caused by the bacterium Yersinia pestis, continues to impact grassland communities occupied by populations of federally endangered black-footed ferrets and prairie dogs in the western United States, but is also found in numerous other ecosystems. The range of conservation issues created by plague from the Pacific coast to the Great Plains is unknown, but over half of the U.S rodent species of conservation concern occur within the range of plague, and ripple effects from plague could extend in many directions throughout ecosystems via mechanisms such as altered competition and predator-prey relationships.

Cooperative Ecoystem Studies Unit, Great Lakes Northern Forest CESU

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Funding Opportunity Number: G14AS00109 Opportunity Category: DiscretionaryFunding Instrument Type: Cooperative AgreementCategory of Funding Activity: Science and Technology and other Research and DevelopmentCFDA Number: 15.808Eligible Applicants Others (see text field entitled "Additional Information on Eligibility" for clarification)Agency Name: DOI-USGS1Closing Date: Jul 08, 2014Award Ceiling: $0Expected Number of Awards: 1Creation Date: Jun 26, 2014Funding Opportunity Description: U.S. Geological Survey?s (USGS) Great Lakes Science Center is offering a funding opportunity for research on ?Food web structure and trophic transfer across Lake Erie?s productivity gradient?. This research will advance the understanding of lower trophic level linkages to fisheries production and how that varies across seasons and space. This is critical information for the understanding of drivers of fish production in the Great Lake?s largest fishery and will provide insight for natural resource management agency decision making.

NOTICE OF INTENT TO AWARD: Desert Tortoise Survey at Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument

Federal Grants (grants.gov) - Sun, 2014-08-24 03:16
Funding Opportunity Number: NPSNOIORPI00994 Opportunity Category: DiscretionaryFunding Instrument Type: Cooperative AgreementCategory of Funding Activity: Natural ResourcesCFDA Number: 15.944Eligible Applicants Others (see text field entitled "Additional Information on Eligibility" for clarification)Agency Name: DOI-NPSClosing Date: Jul 07, 2014Award Ceiling: $0Expected Number of Awards: 1Creation Date: Jun 26, 2014Funding Opportunity Description: This is a notice of intent to award a task agreement against an existing cooperative agreement to the Arizona Game and Fish Commission to complete a desert tortoise survey at Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument

Cooperative Ecosystem Studes Unit, North and West Alaska CESU

Federal Grants (grants.gov) - Sun, 2014-08-24 03:16
Funding Opportunity Number: G14AS00081 Opportunity Category: DiscretionaryFunding Instrument Type: Cooperative AgreementCategory of Funding Activity: Science and Technology and other Research and DevelopmentCFDA Number: 15.808Eligible Applicants Others (see text field entitled "Additional Information on Eligibility" for clarification)Agency Name: DOI-USGS1Closing Date: Jul 08, 2014Award Ceiling: $0Expected Number of Awards: 1Creation Date: Jun 26, 2014Funding Opportunity Description: The United States Geological Survey is offering a funding opportunity to a CESU partner for research in performing molecular genetic analysis of New England cottontails sampled throughout the species range. Once widespread throughout the New England states and eastern New York, populations of New England cottontail (Sylvilagus transitionalis) have declined dramatically in recent decades due to habitat loss and fragmentation, and the species is currently under review as a candidate for federal listing under the Endangered Species Act. In response to the status of the species, several state, federal and non-governmental organizations have established measurable conservation goals that are in place via a Range-wide New England Cottontail Conservation Initiative. Obtaining genetic data to understand the extent of genetic diversity, characterize metapopulation connectivity and identify conservation units are germane to this initiative.

Cooperative Ecosystem Studies Unit, Pacific Northwest CESU

Federal Grants (grants.gov) - Sun, 2014-08-24 03:16
Funding Opportunity Number: G14AS00099 Opportunity Category: DiscretionaryFunding Instrument Type: Cooperative AgreementCategory of Funding Activity: Science and Technology and other Research and DevelopmentCFDA Number: 15.808Eligible Applicants Others (see text field entitled "Additional Information on Eligibility" for clarification)Agency Name: DOI-USGS1Closing Date: Jul 18, 2014Award Ceiling: $0Expected Number of Awards: 1Creation Date: Jun 26, 2014Funding Opportunity Description: The US Geological Survey, Northern Rocky Mountain Science Center (NOROCK), is offering a funding opportunity to investigate the population structure of the bacterium Mycoplasma ovipneumoniae (Movi) in small ruminant reservoir hosts and in bighorn sheep affected by epizootic bronchopneumonia across the western US. This work will include generating whole genome sequences of 12 Movi strains from diverse geographical and host sources. The goal will be to utilize MLST method to investigate the population structure in its reservoir (domestic sheep) and spillover (bighorn sheep) hosts. This data enable molecular epidemiologic investigation of the transmission and persistence of Movi in bighorn sheep, which is essential for development of effective management strategies for controlling the disease and promoting the re-establishment of this species.

Pathways to Careers: Community Colleges for Youth and Young Adults with Disabilities Demonstration Project

Federal Grants (grants.gov) - Sun, 2014-08-24 03:16
Funding Opportunity Number: SCA-14-03 Opportunity Category: DiscretionaryFunding Instrument Type: Cooperative AgreementCategory of Funding Activity: Employment, Labor and TrainingCFDA Number: 17.720
Eligible Applicants Others (see text field entitled "Additional Information on Eligibility" for clarification)Agency Name: DOL-OASAMClosing Date: Aug 11, 2014Award Ceiling: $1,041,650Expected Number of Awards: 2Creation Date: Jun 26, 2014Funding Opportunity Description: Summary: The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL or Department), Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP) announces the availability of approximately $2,083,300 to fund two cooperative agreements to conduct pilot projects. Under this initiative, funding will be awarded through a competitive process to two eligible institutions to research, develop, test, and, in coordination with DOL, evaluate innovative systems models for providing inclusive integrated education and career development services to youth and young adults with disabilities, including those with significant disabilities. Eligible participants will be between the ages of 14 and 24. This award will be for a 60-month period of performance and will fund the first 12-month budget period. ODEP, in its discretion, may make available continuation awards for additional 12 month budget periods through the end of the period of performance. To be considered for an award, an applicant for the grant must: 1) Be an eligible institution of higher education, as defined by section 102 of the Higher Education Act of 1965, that provide(s) education and career training programs that can be completed in two years or less, and 2) Be a recipient of funding through the Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training (TAACCCT) grant program. The primary intent of the TAACCCT grants is to build and expand the capacity of community colleges to meet the educational and career retraining needs of workers who have lost their jobs or are threatened with job loss as a result of foreign trade eligible for services under the Trade Adjustment Assistance Act (TAA), and other workers seeking skilled training for jobs in demand. The current Pathways to Careers grant initiative is not limited to workers who have lost their jobs or who are threatened with job loss as a result of foreign trade. However, DOL is seeking to leverage and build upon the TAACCCT program grantees? recent experiences in developing infrastructure, including curriculum, needed to expand and improve education and career development training programs. Grantees will conduct pilot projects to develop and test new inclusive education and career training strategies to help ensure that youth and young adults with disabilities acquire the skills, degrees, and credentials needed for high wage, high skill employment.

Cooperative Ecosystem Studies Unit, Rocky Mountain CESU

Federal Grants (grants.gov) - Sun, 2014-08-24 03:16
Funding Opportunity Number: G14AS00108 Opportunity Category: DiscretionaryFunding Instrument Type: Cooperative AgreementCategory of Funding Activity: Science and Technology and other Research and DevelopmentCFDA Number: 15.808Eligible Applicants Others (see text field entitled "Additional Information on Eligibility" for clarification)Agency Name: DOI-USGS1Closing Date: Jul 08, 2014Award Ceiling: $0Expected Number of Awards: 1Creation Date: Jun 26, 2014Funding Opportunity Description: The USGS is offering a funding opportunity to a CESU partner to support a collaborative research effort with USGS scientists to study forest die-offs related to climate change using remote sensing. Tree mortality is thought to be accelerating globally because of a warming climate, and the topic of climate-induced forest die-offs is receiving increasing levels of scientific attention. Impacts of such mortality include reduced ability for forests to deliver ecosystem services (e.g., timber, recreation, aesthetics, carbon sequestration), impacts to wildlife habitat, and interactions with other disturbances such as wildfire. Furthermore, the high visibility of widespread forest die-offs, such as has occurred in the western United States, is a signature of probable ongoing climate change effects visible to many people, and as such is of increasing societal concern.
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