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OES Electronic Newsletter Volume 3, Number 28, October 19, 2006

Funding Opportunities for Engineers

Each paragraph below briefly describes a funding opportunity. They are: 1.
L'OREAL U.S.A. Fellowships for Women in Science
2. NSF: Science Technology Engineering and Math (STEM) learning and teaching
3. Proposals for improving facilities, communications and equipment at
Biological Field Stations and Marine Laboratories 4. Research and support of
drilling-related activities of the Integrated Ocean Drilling Program 5. Navy
SBIR for unmanned vehicles 6. Systems and technology proposals to support
the Sustained Littoral Presence Program
7. ONR Partnerships in integrated ocean observing systems, education and
outreach, infrastructure, and collaboration


1. The L'OREAL U.S.A. Fellowships for Women in Science program will award
$40,000 per recipient in 2007 to women engaged in basic research in the life
and physical/material sciences, technology (including computer science),
engineering, and mathematics. The deadline is October 31. For more
information, select the "For Women in Science" link at the top of the
L'OREAL Web site.


2. Two types of proposals to enhance science, technology, engineering and
mathematics (STEM) learning and teaching are being sought by the NSF: (1)
Synthesis Research and Evaluation Project and (2) Empirical Research and
Evaluation Project. The deadline for full proposals is January 29, 2007. The
maximum award for Synthesis Research and Evaluation projects is $200,000
with a duration of 1 to 3 years. The maximum award size for Empirical
Research and Evaluation Projects is $1,000,000 with a duration of 3 to 5
years. Contact John C. Cherniavsky, (703) 292-9046.


3. Proposals for improving facilities, communications and equipment at
Biological Field Stations and Marine Laboratories are being solicited by the
NSF. The upper limit for funds that may be requested is $350,000, except
that requests for planning grants are limited to $25,000. Contact Kandace
Binkley,
(703) 292-8583.


4. The NSF is seeking proposals for research and support of drilling-related
activities of the Integrated Ocean Drilling Program. Proposals should focus
on investigating potential drilling regions, the feasibility and initial
development of downhole instruments and techniques, downhole geophysical and
geochemical experiments, and support for research proposals to meet the
scientific objectives of specific drilling expeditions. Contact Carolyn
Ruppel,
(703) 292-8581.


5. Through its Small Business Innovation Research program, the Navy offers
multiple funding opportunities, such as developing a compact, lightweight
sensor handling system for unmanned vehicles. For this and other
opportunities, and for contact information, visit the Web site.


6. Systems and technology proposals to support the Sustained Littoral
Presence Program are being solicited by the Defense Advanced Research
Projects Agency (DARPA). The program's objectives are (1) to develop
sustainable, microbial fuel cells (bottom mounted and in the water column)
to generate continuous, unattended power for greater than 10 years in both
ocean and fresh water regions; and (2) to develop unique mobile surveillance
systems that use these novel microbial power plants and that operate with a
high degree of autonomy, stealth and weather tolerance with minimum cost and
manpower risk. The application deadline is November 28. For more
information, contact BAA06-12@darpa.mil.

7. The Office of Naval Research is soliciting research proposals meeting the
goal and purpose of the Partnership Program. Up to $18 million over three
years may be available for this solicitation. Team efforts are required
among at least two of the following three sectors: academia, industry
(including non-governmental organizations) and government (including state
and local). Topics for consideration are integrated ocean observing systems,
education and outreach, infrastructure, and collaboration. Full proposals
are due November 30.



For information on other OES activities, go to
http://www.oceanicengineering.org

Send comments regarding this newsletter to the editor, Dr. Diane DiMassa,
ddimassa@ieee.org