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May 25, 2006

Research Coordination Networks (RCN) in Biological Sciences

Directorate for the Biological Sciences

The goal of the Research Coordination Networks in Biological Sciences (RCN) program is to encourage and foster interactions among scientists to create new research directions or advance a field. Innovative ideas for implementing novel networking strategies are especially encouraged. Groups of investigators will be supported to communicate and coordinate their research, training and educational activities across disciplinary, organizational, institutional, and geographical boundaries. The proposed networking activities should have a theme as a focus of its collaboration. The focus could be on a broad research question, a specific group of organisms, or particular technologies or approaches. Support will be provided for groups of investigators to communicate and coordinate their research efforts across disciplinary, organizational, institutional and geographical boundaries. The objectives are to facilitate open communication and exchange of information and resources, to integrate research activities of scientists working independently on topics of common interest, to nurture a sense of community among young scientists, and to minimize isolation and maximize cooperation so as to eliminate unnecessary duplication of efforts.

SUPPORT PROVIDED: NSF anticipates that approximately $1.2 million will be available for approximately 5-10 awards in FY 2006. Awards range in size from $50,000 - $100,000 and award duration is up to five years. Cost sharing is not required in proposals submitted under this program solicitation.

Posted by sharum at 2:14 PM

May 9, 2006

International Travel for Human Frontier Science Program

Funding for work in a research institution in another country or to bring a colleague from another country to work with you at your research institution.

Human Frontier Science Program Organization Short-Term Fellowships

Application online now - Applications accepted throughout the year

The Human Frontier Science Program (HFSP) supports basic research focused on elucidating the complex mechanisms of living organisms. Emphasis is placed on novel, innovative, interdisciplinary approaches to basic research that involve scientific exchanges across national boundaries. In particular, HFSP encourages research into biological problems involving approaches and knowledge from different disciplines such as chemistry, physics, mathematics, computer science, engineering, material sciences, because significant new ideas, techniques and discoveries often arise at the boundaries between disciplines. In addition to its international, and especially intercontinental character, the HFSP places emphasis on supporting researchers who are early in their careers and who are expected to play an important role in generating and pursuing original research. Short-term Fellowships enable researchers to move into new areas by learning state-of-the-art techniques in use abroad or by establishing new research collaborations. These fellowships can last from two weeks to three months in a foreign country. To be eligible, a fellow must either come from or go to a member country.

SUPPORT PROVIDED: Fellowships provide round-trip travel expenses to the host institution and living expenses, which vary according to country. The length of time requested for the fellowship must be justified on the basis of need to perform experiments, learn techniques or to use facilities which are only available at the host institution.

APPLICANT INFORMATION: A scientist from one of the eligible countries (currently Austria, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Japan, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Portugal, the Republic of Ireland, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, the United Kingdom, and the United States of America) can apply for a Short-Term Fellowship to work in a research institution in any other country. A candidate from a noneligible country may apply to work in a research institution in any of the eligible countries. To be from one of the eligible countries is defined as being a national (not a permanent resident) of one of these countries. Applicants are expected to have a doctoral degree (Ph.D.) or equivalent experience in research at the time of application. Preference will be given to young investigators at an early stage of their careers. Applicants must have adequate language skills to carry out their proposed research at the host institution. Short-Term Fellowships are not intended to enable researchers solely to attend workshops, courses or symposia; nor are they intended to provide an opportunity to write papers, books or reviews. Short-Term Fellowships are not awarded as extensions to existing fellowships from other organizations.

Posted by sharum at 11:10 AM

May 4, 2006

HHS - AIDS-International Training and Research Program

HHS - AIDS-International Training and Research Program

DEADLINES ANNOUNCED: 12/21/2006, 12/21/2007 (letter of intent: November 21, 2006; November 21, 2007)

These awards will increase research training across the span of biomedical, behavioral and social sciences, clinical science, epidemiology, bio-statistics, and public health practice. The research-training program should continue to emphasize prevention research and expand to include research to identify appropriate interventions to provide care to those adults and children infected with HIV. It should involve a wide range of professionals (e.g., nurses, midwives, physicians, dentists, health care administrators and public health workers), and should be multidisciplinary, including training across the span of sciences and disciplines.......

Posted by sharum at 1:32 PM