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Funding Bulletin - May 26, 2006 (Vol. 15, No. 19)

Limited Submissions

Limited submission programs have sponsor restrictions on the number of proposals that may be submitted by a single institution and will require institutional screening to determine which applications will be submitted. Dr. Jim Guikema, Associate Vice Provost for Research, is the internal coordinator for limited submission programs. Please notify him at 785-532-6195, email: guikema@ksu.edu, by the Internal due date listed in the Funding Bulletin or by at least two months prior to the sponsor deadline if you wish to submit to a limited submission program. Currently posted Internal Deadlines:




19-1 Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Awards (NRSA) for Individual Postdoctoral Fellows (F32) (NIH)

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) awards individual postdoctoral research training fellowships to promising applicants with the potential to become productive, independent investigators in research fields relevant to the missions of participating NIH Institutes and Centers. The primary objective of this funding opportunity is to help ensure that diverse pools of highly trained scientists will be available in adequate numbers and in appropriate research areas to carry out the Nation's biomedical, behavioral and clinical research agendas. PA-06-073 (NIHG 4/28/06)

Deadline: 8/5/2006, 12/5/2006, 4/5/2007

19-2 Distance Learning and Telemedicine (USDA)

The Agriculture Department invites applications for distance learning and telemedicine grants to expand access to education, training and health care resources for people in rural America. Projects improve services in rural areas through use of telecommunications, computer networks and related advanced technologies by students, teachers, medical professionals and rural residents.

Deadline: 6/12/2006


19-3 Fate and Effects of Hormones in Waste From Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations (CAFOS) (EPA)

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), as part of its Science to Achieve Results (STAR) program, is seeking applications proposing to characterize the occurrence, magnitude, and extent of the impact of natural and synthetic steroid hormones in liquid and solid animal waste from concentrated animal feeding operations (CAFOs) on the environment and human health. This program also provides support for research to determine the impact of current CAFO waste management strategies (i.e. storage and disposal) on the transport, fate, and effects of steroid hormones originating from CAFOs. EPA-G2006-STAR-M1 (GG 5/9/06)

Deadline: 8/9/2006


19-4 Investor Education (NASD)

The NASD Investor Education Foundation, established in 2003 by NASD, supports innovative research and educational projects that give investors the tools they need to better understand the markets and the basic principles of financial planning. The foundation invites eligible organizations to submit competitive grant proposals for projects that research, develop, test, and evaluate ways of applying contemporary financial theory to promote better life-cycle investing decisions.

Deadline: 7/14/2006


19-5 Nuclear Energy Research Initiative (DOE)

The Department of Energy is seeking applications from universities for research and development (R&D) that will directly support its nuclear energy R&D in the Advanced Fuel Cycle R&D Program, Generation IV Nuclear Energy Systems Initiative, and Nuclear Hydrogen Initiative programs. DE-PS07-06ID14762 (GG 5/5/06)

Deadline: Letters of Intent 6/12/2006; Applications 6/28/2006

19-6 Climate Program (DOC)

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Climate Program publishes this notice to announce the availability of funding for proposals that address the NOAA Climate Program's overall goal, which is to better understand climate variability and change to enhance society's ability to plan and respond. The NOAA Climate Program represents a contribution to national and international programs designed to improve our ability to observe, understand, predict and respond to changes in the global environment. OAR-CPO-2007-2000636 (GG 5/2/06)

Deadline: 7/25/2006

19-7 EarthScope (NSF)

EarthScope is an Earth science program to explore the 4-dimensional structure of the North American continent. The EarthScope Program provides a framework for broad, integrated studies across the Earth sciences, including research on fault properties and the earthquake process, strain transfer, magmatic and hydrous fluids in the crust and mantle, plate boundary processes, large-scale continental deformation, continental structure and evolution, and composition and structure of deep-Earth. In addition, EarthScope offers a centralized forum for Earth science education at all levels and an excellent opportunity to develop cyber infrastructure to integrate, distribute and analyze diverse data sets. The nucleus of the Program is the EarthScope Facility, consisting of the Plate Boundary Observatory (PBO), the San Andreas Fault Observatory at Depth (SAFOD), and the USArray. This Solicitation calls for single or collaborative proposals to conduct scientific research associated with the EarthScope Facility and support activities that further the scientific and educational goals of EarthScope. NSF 06-562 (Posted 4/11/06)

Deadline: 7/16/2006

19-8 Young Investigator Research Program (AFOSR)

The Young Investigator Research Program supports young scientists and engineers in Air Force relevant disciplines and is designed to promote innovative research in science and engineering. The awards foster creative basic research in science and engineering, enhance early career development of outstanding young investigators, and increase opportunities to recognize Air Force mission and challenges in science and engineering. AFOSR-BAA-2006-3 (FBO 3/29/06)

Deadline: 7/20/2006


19-9 The Secretory Pattern of Senescent Cells (R21) (NIH)

Through this FOA, the National Institute on Aging (NIA) and the National Cancer Institute (NCI) are encouraging applications that examine the changes in microenvironment that are induced by cell senescence, both in vivo and in vitro, and as a result of senescence being attained by any of the known inducers of this process. This FOA will use the NIH R21 Exploratory/Developmental Research Grant award mechanism but will run in parallel with an FOA of identical scope that utilizes the traditional research project grant (R01) [PA-05-155] mechanism. PA-06-138 (NIHG 3/17/06)

Deadline: 6/1/2006, 10/1/2006, 2/1/2007

19-10 Aging Musculoskeletal and Skin Extracellular Matrix (R21) (NIH)

The objective of this funding opportunity announcement (FOA) is to solicit grant applications for basic research projects to investigate how changes in the extracellular matrix with age affect the function of the tissues of the musculoskeletal system and skin. Projects are encouraged that determine how cellular aging processes lead to altered matrix production and maintenance, and how aging-related altered matrix composition and organization affect the function of these tissues. This funding opportunity utilizes the NIH R21 Exploratory/Developmental Research Grant award mechanism and runs in parallel with a program announcement of identical scientific scope that utilizes the traditional research project grant (R01) mechanism (PA-03-167). PA-06-167 (NIHG 3/17/06)

Deadline: 6/1/2006, 10/1/2006, 2/1/2007

19-11 Basic Research in the Bladder and Lower Urinary Tract (R21) (NIH)

The National Institute of Health invites applications for research studies which focus on basic cellular, molecular, genetic and developmental mechanisms of the normal and abnormal function of the bladder and lower urinary tract. An important goal of this initiative is to attract new and established investigators from a variety of basic science research areas to apply their knowledge, skills, and tools to studies of the bladder and lower urinary tract. This funding opportunity will utilize the Exploratory/Developmental (R21) award mechanism, but will be run in parallel with a funding opportunity of identical scientific scope (PA-06-254) that will utilize the traditional research project grant (R01). PA-06-255 (NIHG 3/17/06)

Deadline: 6/1/2006, 10/1/2006, 2/1/2007

19-12 Epidemiological Research on Disorders of Hearing, Balance, Smell, Taste, Voice, Speech, and Language (R01) (NIH)

Grant Applications are sought from investigators to initiate or competitively supplement studies on the prevalence or incidence and risk factors of communication disorders of hearing, balance, smell, taste, voice, speech and language. The purpose of the PA is to encourage the submission of applications for epidemiological research studies characterized by their population-based study design. Such projects will contribute to the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorder's clinical research programs by providing a clearer understanding of factors (familial, behavioral, and environmental) influencing communication disorders that will ultimately provide information relevant to diagnosis, treatment and prevention. PA-06-257 (NIHG 3/24/06)

Deadline: 6/1/2006, 10/1/2006, 2/1/2007

19-13 Childhood Agricultural Safety and Health Research (NIOSH)

The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announces the availability for funds for fiscal year (FY) 2007 to support grant (R01) applications testing interventions designed to reduce health and safety impacts that affect children in agriculture. The purpose of this announcement is to reduce the risk of childhood agricultural workplace injuries through the development and evaluation of existing interventions. Interventions should be adaptable to a variety of agricultural settings and workplaces. RFA-OH-07-002 (NIHG 5/5/06)

Deadline: 8/16/2006

19-14 Collaborative Research in Stem Cell Biology (R21) (NIH)

The National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) invites applications fostering co-operation between investigators within the United States and abroad with complementary expertise to develop research projects to understand how fate choices are made by stem precursor cells in the nervous system, and to design, refine, and improve upon the use of stem cells for diagnostic or therapeutic applications to neurological disorders. PAS-06-264 (NIHG 3/24/06)

Deadline: 6/1/2006, 10/1/2006, 2/1/2007


19-15 Research on Social Work Practice and Concepts in Health (R21) (NIH)

The ultimate goal of this funding opportunity announcement (FOA) is to encourage the development of empirical research on social work practice, concepts and theory as these relate to the NIH public health goal of improving health outcomes for persons with medical and behavioral conditions. Areas of interest include studies that characterize the usual and/or best practices of social workers and how these relate to health outcomes, studies establishing the efficacy and effectiveness of health-related interventions and services delivered by social workers, aspects of health-related social work services that are unique to specialty health care settings (e.g., clinics, hospitals, nursing homes, hospices, etc.) and non-specialty health care settings (e.g., social service agencies, schools, jails and prisons, etc.), the nature and impact of routine prevention or clinical practice, and factors related to successful dissemination and implementation of social work services and interventions with proven effectiveness. PA-06-234 (NIHG 3/10/06)

Deadline: 6/1/2006, 10/1/2006, 2/1/2007


19-16 Graduate Research Fellowship 2007 (DOJ)

The Graduate Research Fellowship is an NIJ program that provides dissertation research support to outstanding doctoral students undertaking independent research on issues related to crime and justice. Students from any academic discipline are encouraged to apply and propose original research that has direct implications for criminal justice. 2006-NIJ-1248 (GG 5/2/06)

Deadline: 11/28/2006