Colleagues, this is not the usual funding opportunity note, but, rather, is news about important legislation that, for this year at least, is dead. This is probably good news for those who value open scholarship. The bill--the "Research Works Act." would have, according to the Chronicle of Higher Education, "would have prevented agencies of the federal government from requiring public access to federally subsidized research." This legislation would have been most relevant to research funded through NIH, which has a clear public-access policy, but would have also harmed the growing open-access movement, exemplified by the Public Library of Science (PLoS) and other publishing innovations.
More information is available at the Chronicle.