Friday, February 29, 2008

US Grants Gov 2/29/08

The following grant opportunity postings were made on the Grants.gov Find Opportunities service:

DOC
Department of Commerce
Economic Development Administration
Economic Development Assistance Programs - Availability of Funds under the Public Works and Economic Development Act of 1965
Modification 1
http://www07.grants.gov/search/search.do?mode=VIEW&oppId=40747



DOI
Department of the Interior
Bureau of Reclamation
Bureau of Reclamation, Great Plains Region
Notice of Intent to Award - Cultural Resource Activities Associated with the Dakota Water Resources Act of 2000 and Other Acts
Modification 2
http://www07.grants.gov/search/search.do?mode=VIEW&oppId=40765



DOI
Department of the Interior
Bureau of Reclamation
Bureau of Reclamation, Great Plains Region
Notice of Intent to Award - Cost Sharing Activities Associated With The Equus Beds Division Recharge Recovery Component Of The Integrated Local Water Supply Plan
Modification 1
http://www07.grants.gov/search/search.do?mode=VIEW&oppId=40792



USAID
US Agency for International Development
Senegal USAID-Dakar
Enabling Quality, Access and Transparency in Education for Senegal
Grant
http://www07.grants.gov/search/search.do?mode=VIEW&oppId=40821



USAID
US Agency for International Development
Jordan USAID-Amman
Community Mobilization in Jordan School Construction and Rehabilitation Program
Grant
http://www07.grants.gov/search/search.do?mode=VIEW&oppId=40822



USDA
United States Department of Agriculture
Natural Resources Conservation Service
Kansas State Office
Conservation Innovation Grants (CIG) - Kansas State Component
Grant
http://www07.grants.gov/search/search.do?mode=VIEW&oppId=40832



DOD
Department of Defense
Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
DARPA - MTO - BAA0718
Spin Torque Transfer-Random Access Memory (STT-RAM)
Grant
http://www07.grants.gov/search/search.do?mode=VIEW&oppId=40833



DOT
U.S. Department of Transportation
DOT/Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration
CDLIS Modernization 08
Grant
http://www07.grants.gov/search/search.do?mode=VIEW&oppId=40834



USDA
United States Department of Agriculture
Natural Resources Conservation Service
Montana State Office
Montana NRCS 2008 Conservation Innovation Grants
Grant
http://www07.grants.gov/search/search.do?mode=VIEW&oppId=40835

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

National Renewable Energy Laboratory(NREL)

http://www.science.doe.gov/sbir/solicitations/FY%202008/12.BESEE.Nanotechnology.htm

12. NANOTECHNOLOGY

The United States has made considerable investment in nanotechnology research, with applications envisioned for medicine and health, National defense, electronics, and other areas. This topic solicits grant applications for nanotechnology research for energy efficiency and renewable energy applications, particularly to enhance efficiency in the ways that energy is converted and used in the U.S. Grant applications for “cross-cutting” uses of nanotechnology are especially encouraged – for example, the application of sensors and controls, originally developed for the Department of Defense, to a manufacturing industry for civilian applications. Grant applications must clearly demonstrate how the particular nanotechnology approach will save energy in the buildings, industry, or transportation sectors, or in the conversion and storage of energy, including solar and wind energy conversion. Specific areas of interest include commodity manufacturing, building HVAC, lighting, refrigeration, power electronics, wind turbines, solar photovoltaics, solar thermal systems, high-temperature gas turbines, and technologies that could contribute to a hydrogen based economy. The wider the application and the greater the potential energy benefits, the better.

Grant applications are sought only in the following subtopics.


a. Nanomaterials for Industrial and Building Applications—Grant applications are sought to develop nanomaterials – i.e., materials that derive unique properties from a structure or function imparted to a material within the physical dimensions of 1-10 nanometers – for the enhancement of energy efficiency in the US manufacturing and building sectors. Approaches of interest may include materials that provide unique wear characteristics, high temperature characteristics, improved manufacturing capabilities, and improved building energy use in HVAC and lighting. “Cross-cutting” applications of new nanomaterials to the energy end-use sectors are especially encouraged.

Questions – contact Charles Russomanno (Charles.Russomanno@ee.doe.gov)


b. Nanotechnology Applications in Electronics, Sensors, and Controls—Grant applications are sought to apply nanotechnology to the development of electronics, sensors, and controls for increasing energy efficiency. Areas of interest include: (1) energy usage in manufacturing, buildings, or vehicles; (2) renewable energy conversion and storage; and (3) reduced electricity usage by computer components and peripherals.

Questions – contact Charles Russomanno (Charles.Russomanno@ee.doe.gov)


c. Nanotechnology Applications in Renewable Energy Conversion—Grant applications are sought to apply nanotechnology to improve the performance or increase the efficiency of renewable energy systems. Areas of particular interest include solar energy conversion (especially photovoltaics), wind energy, biomass power for utility applications, hydrogen production and storage for transportation, including the development of fuel cell technology, and geothermal energy. Because many of these areas already have been the subject of nanotechnology R&D, grant applications must include a review of the pertinent technical and patent literature.

Questions – contact Charles Russomanno (Charles.Russomanno@ee.doe.gov)


d. Nanomaterials for Lithium-Ion Batteries Used in Energy Storage—Lithium-ion cells represent the basic building blocks of batteries proposed for the next generation of advanced hybrid electric vehicles (HEVs). Most lithium-ion cells in production today use some form of carbon, composed of relatively spherical particles several microns in diameter, as the active material in the negative electrode. A new family of electrode materials is now being reported in the technical literature. Some of these materials, such as some alloys, perform poorly as electrode materials when they are prepared as relatively large particles, but perform much better when synthesized as nanoparticles. Therefore, grant applications are sought to develop new nanomaterials for use in the negative electrodes of lithium-ion cells that could be used in HEVs. To be attractive for HEV applications, the materials must be inexpensive, environmentally benign, and able to be charged and discharged at high rates for many cycles over a period of many years. (Specific performance goals for vehicular batteries are described in more detail in Topic ___.) Grant applications must: (1) provide a clear explanation as to why the selected materials would be expected to function in a cell and why the nanoparticle composition will offer performance benefits over current electrode materials; and (2) describe a viable pathway for the synthesis of these materials, along with a discussion any issues that may be associated with their use in batteries. Phase I should include the synthesis of the nanomaterials in a reproducible manner, an assessment of chemical and physical properties, and a demonstration of performance in small lithium-ion cells. In Phase II, the synthetic methods should be refined so that the materials can be produced in larger quantities at a cost that is no more than that of carbons currently in use; the materials should be characterized to confirm that they can be fabricated into practical electrodes (i.e., coated onto an appropriate substrate); and the materials should be demonstrated in cells at least 200 mAh in size.

Questions – contact Charles Russomanno (Charles.Russomanno@ee.doe.gov)


References:

1 Chemicals Industry of the Future, U.S. DOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Website. (URL: http://www.eere.energy.gov/industry/chemicals/)

2 Building Technology Roadmaps, U.S. DOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Website. (URL: http://www.eere.energy.gov/buildings/tech/roadmaps.html)

3 Hydrogen, Fuel Cells and Infrastructure Technologies Program “Multi-Year Research, Development and Demonstration Plan”, U.S. DOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Website. (URL: http://www1.eere.energy.gov/hydrogenandfuelcells/mypp/)

4 Solar Energy Technologies Program, U.S. DOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Website. (URL: http://www1.eere.energy.gov/solar/)

5 FreedomCAR and Vehicle Technologies, “Multi-Year Program Plan”, U.S. DOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Website. (URL: http://www1.eere.energy.gov/vehiclesandfuels/resources/fcvt_mypp.html

6 Building Technologies, “Multi-Year Program Plan,” U.S. DOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Website. (URL: http://www.eere.energy.gov/buildings/about/mypp.html)

7 Industrial Technologies Program, “Strategic Plan,” U.S. DOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Website. (URL: http://www1.eere.energy.gov/industry/about/strategic_plan.html)

US Grants Gov 2/20/08

USDA
United States Department of Agriculture
Rural Cooperative Development Grant
Modification 2
http://www.grants.gov/search/search.do?&mode=VIEW&flag2006=true&oppId=8584

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

US Grants Gov 2/19/08

DOT
U.S. Department of Transportation
DOT Federal Highway Administration
FY 2008 National Scenic Byways Program Discretionary Grants
Grant
http://www07.grants.gov/search/search.do?mode=VIEW&oppId=40721

DOI
Department of the Interior
U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Region 3
Great Lakes Fish and Wildlife Restoration Act
Modification 3
http://www.grants.gov/search/search.do?&mode=VIEW&flag2006=true&oppId=2829



ED
U.S. Department of Education
Demonstration Grants for Indian Children CFDA 84.299A
Grant
http://www.grants.gov/search/search.do?&mode=VIEW&flag2006=true&oppId=16791



ED
U.S. Department of Education
Special Focus Competition: Program for North American Mobility in Higher Education CFDA 84.116N
Modification 2
http://www.grants.gov/search/search.do?&mode=VIEW&flag2006=true&oppId=16830



HHS
Department of Health and Human Services
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Outcome Monitoring of the SISTA (Sisters Informing SIsters about Topics on AIDS) Project to Prevent HIV Infection Delivered by Community Based Organizations Funded to Conduct HIV Prevention through CDC PA 04064
Modification 2
http://www.grants.gov/search/search.do?&mode=VIEW&flag2006=true&oppId=16856



HHS
Department of Health and Human Services
NORC Congressional Mandates
Modification 5
http://www.grants.gov/search/search.do?&mode=VIEW&flag2006=true&oppId=16866



HHS
Department of Health and Human Services
Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Adminis.
Grants to Expand Substance Abuse Treatment Capacity in Targeted Areas of Need
Modification 1
http://www.grants.gov/search/search.do?&mode=VIEW&flag2006=true&oppId=16875



DOD
Department of Defense
Dept. of the Army -- USAMRAA
DOD Prostate Cancer Synergistic Idea Development Award
Grant
http://www.grants.gov/search/search.do?&mode=VIEW&flag2006=true&oppId=16878



DOD
Department of Defense
Dept. of the Army -- USAMRAA
DOD Prostate Cancer Clinical Trial Award
Grant
http://www.grants.gov/search/search.do?&mode=VIEW&flag2006=true&oppId=16879



ED
U.S. Department of Education
Carol M. White Physical Education Program CFDA 84.215F
Grant
http://www.grants.gov/search/search.do?&mode=VIEW&flag2006=true&oppId=16880



DOD
Department of Defense
Dept. of the Army -- USAMRAA
DOD Prostate Cancer Laboratory-Clinical Transition Award: Stage I
Grant
http://www.grants.gov/search/search.do?&mode=VIEW&flag2006=true&oppId=16881



DOD
Department of Defense
Dept. of the Army -- USAMRAA
DOD Prostate Cancer Clinical Consortium Award
Grant
http://www.grants.gov/search/search.do?&mode=VIEW&flag2006=true&oppId=16882



DOD
Department of Defense
Dept. of the Army -- USAMRAA
DOD Prostate Cancer Health Disparity Research Award
Grant
http://www.grants.gov/search/search.do?&mode=VIEW&flag2006=true&oppId=16883



DOD
Department of Defense
Dept. of the Army -- USAMRAA
DOD Prostate Cancer Health Disparity Training Award
Grant
http://www.grants.gov/search/search.do?&mode=VIEW&flag2006=true&oppId=16884



ED
U.S. Department of Education
Full-Service Community Schools Program CFDA 84.215J
Grant
http://www.grants.gov/search/search.do?&mode=VIEW&flag2006=true&oppId=16885



NRC
U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission
U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission Nuclear Education Program Scholarship and Fellowship Announcement of Opportunity, Fiscal Year 2008
Grant
http://www.grants.gov/search/search.do?&mode=VIEW&flag2006=true&oppId=16886



NRC
U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission
U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission Nuclear Education Program Faculty Development Grants Announcement of Opportunity Fiscal Year 2008
Grant
http://www.grants.gov/search/search.do?&mode=VIEW&flag2006=true&oppId=16887



NRC
U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission
U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission Nuclear Education Program Trade School Scholarship Announcement of Opportunity, Fiscal Year 2008
Grant
http://www.grants.gov/search/search.do?&mode=VIEW&flag2006=true&oppId=16888



NASA
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
NASA Headquarters
RESEARCH OPPORTUNITIES IN AERONAUTICS - 2008
Grant
http://www.grants.gov/search/search.do?&mode=VIEW&flag2006=true&oppId=16889



HHS
Department of Health and Human Services
Administration for Children and Families
Wilson/Fish Alternative Program
Grant
http://www.grants.gov/search/search.do?&mode=VIEW&flag2006=true&oppId=16890



HHS
Department of Health and Human Services
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Strengthening Safe Hospitals and Clinics in HIV/AIDS Prevention Activities, Services, and Practices in the Republic of Mozambique under PEPFAR
Grant
http://www.grants.gov/search/search.do?&mode=VIEW&flag2006=true&oppId=16891



USDOJ
United States Department of Justice
Office of Justice Programs
Bureau of Justice Statistics
2008 Census of State and Local Law Enforcement Agencies
Grant
http://www.grants.gov/search/search.do?&mode=VIEW&flag2006=true&oppId=16892



NSF
National Science Foundation
Alliances for Broadening Participation in STEM
Grant
http://www.grants.gov/search/search.do?&mode=VIEW&flag2006=true&oppId=16893



HHS
Department of Health and Human Services
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Preparedness and Emergency Response Research Research Centers: A Public Health Systems Approach (P01)
Grant
http://www.grants.gov/search/search.do?&mode=VIEW&flag2006=true&oppId=16894

Friday, February 15, 2008

US Grants Gov 2/15/08

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