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Office of Research & Sponsored Programs

Funding Bulletin - August 18, 2006 (Vol. 15, No. 29)

Program Information

To receive program descriptions and application forms for funding opportunities, please contact Beverly Page, Information Specialist, Research and Sponsored Programs, phone: (785)532-5045, e-mail: bbpage@ksu.edu

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 (FB 29-8)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:

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29-1 DEPSCoR (DOD)

The Department of Defense has released the official program announcement for Defense 2007 (DEPSCoR). There appear to be no changes from last year.

The Kansas DEPSCoR website is available to receive preproposals.

Deadline: Preproposals 9/1/2006


29-2 Collaborative Research on Tinnitus (R01) (NIH)

The purpose of this RFA is to promote multidisciplinary collaborative research teams to investigate tinnitus, and not research that consists of only one discipline. Applications that do not demonstrate a collaborative approach across two or more disciplines are not being solicited under this RFA and will be returned. RFA-DC-07-004 (NIHG 7/14/06)

Deadline: Letters of Intent 10/29/2006; Applications 11/29/2006

29-3 Planning and Innovation Grants (NSF)

Kansas NSF EPSCoR (KNE) is funded through a Research Infrastructure Improvement (RII) grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) EPSCoR with an additional commitment of funds from Kansas Technology Enterprise Corporation (KTEC). To maximize the impact of Phase V, KNE is focusing resources on the Biosciences, for example, research related to plant and animal science; biomass, biofuels, advanced biomaterials, and other bio-based environmental research; and bioinformatics and computer technologies. In Phase V, Planning and Innovation Grants are intended to assist in the development of large, collaborative multi-investigator, multi-disciplinary, research proposals to the NSF by providing opportunities for research collaborators to meet, explore ideas, and plan proposals; and/or organize a symposium for local, regional or national meeting where collaborators could provide talks and posters.

Deadline: 9/29/2006


29-4 2007 Kansas Soybean Commission Funding (KSC)

The Kansas Soybean Commission is soliciting research and education proposals for FY2007-2008. An individual may be listed as a principal investigator on only one proposal. Areas of interest are: Breeding/Production/Environmental Programs, particularly Best Management Practices; Human Nutrition Studies/Food Safety, particularly New and innovative uses of soybeans as vital components in human nutrition; Value-Added Projects, particularly Alternative uses of soybeans and related by-products; Marketing Extension Program and Transportation, particularly International market development with a focus on utilizing Kansas soybeans.

Email: johannes@kansassoybeans.org

Deadline: AES 10/4/2006;10/13/2006


29-5 Faculty Humanities Workshops (NEAH)

Grants for Faculty Humanities Workshops support local and regional professional development programs for K-12 teachers and faculty at post-secondary institutions by providing such faculty with the opportunity to engage in vigorous intellectual inquiry with visiting scholars on significant topics in the humanities. NEH-EZ-09152006 (GG 7/17/06)

Deadline: 9/15/2006


29-6 Climate Change Research (DOE)

The National Institute for Climatic Change Research (NICCR) is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy's Office of Biological and Environmental Research (BER). The goal of NICCR is to mobilize university researchers, from all regions of the country, in the support of the climatic change research objectives of BER. The Midwestern Region will support work in the following states: North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, Kansas, Oklahoma, Minnesota, Iowa, Missouri, Wisconsin, Illinois, Michigan, Indiana, and Ohio. The NICCR is soliciting a second call for proposals for research projects to begin about July 1, 2007. Pre-proposals are required. Full proposals will only be accepted from applicants who: 1) Submit a compliant preproposal on time and 2) are informed by NICCR that their preproposal was selected to be developed into a full proposal. Proposals must address one of the five focus areas. The first four foci are associated with inland terrestrial ecosystems and will be administered by the Coastal Center. Research addressing all foci should be directed to climatic changes possible during the next 50-100 years in the United States. RFP-02

Deadline: Preproposals 9/19/2006; Proposals 12/5/2006

29-7 Concept Studies for Lunar Sortie Science Opportunities (NASA)

With this amendment to ROSES-2006, NASA establishes a new program element in Appendix E.4 entitled Concept Studies for Lunar Sortie Science Opportunities (LSSO). The first science opportunities enabled by the human exploration program may be autonomous instrument packages that are deployed on the lunar surface by astronauts late in the next decade. In order to begin planning for such an opportunity, and to identify any requirements that may impact planning for human exploration of the moon, NASA is soliciting concept studies for lunar surface experiments. NNH06ZDA001N

Deadline: Notices of Intent 8/25/2006; Proposals 10/27/2006

29-8 Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Awards Program (Dreyfus)

In 1969 the Camille and Henry Dreyfus Foundation established the Camille and Henry Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Awards Program to support the teaching and research careers of talented young faculty in the chemical sciences. In 1993 the Foundation divided the program into two parallel awards, the Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Awards Program and the Henry Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Awards Program. Both programs are intended to support and encourage young scholars who demonstrate excellence in both research and teaching. However, the two programs have different emphases and references. The Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Awards Program is focused primarily on individual research accomplishments and promise, but evidence of excellence in teaching is also expected. Institutions may submit only one Camille Dreyfus nomination annually.

Deadline: Internal Deadline 9/9/2006; Applications 11/9/2006

29-9 Critical Zone Observatories (NSF)

This solicitation calls for proposals to develop Critical Zone Observatories that will operate at the watershed scale and that will significantly advance our understanding of the integration and coupling of Earth surface processes as mediated by the presence and flux of fresh water. Successful proposals will be motivated and implemented by both field and theoretical approaches, each providing the impetus for advances in the other, and they will include substantial and novel plans for education, outreach and broader impacts. NSF 06-588 (Posted 7/24/06)

Deadline: Letters of Intent 10/2/2006; Full Proposals 12/15/2006

29-10 Foundations of Computing Processes and Artifacts (CPA) (NSF)

The Foundations of Computing Processes and Artifacts (CPA) cluster supports basic research and education projects to advance discovery and application of scientific and engineering knowledge pertaining to the artifacts and processes for building computing and communication systems. Computational artifacts range from formalisms, models, algorithms, theories and languages to hardware/software architectures, technology components and a variety of physical manifestations of implementations. Proposals submitted in response to this solicitation will address the nature of such artifacts and the computational processes they perform, as well as the artifacts and processes involved in specifying, designing, building and using them. NSF 06-585 (Posted 7/12/06)

Deadline: 10/10/2006


29-11 National Glaucoma Research Grant Application (AHAF)

The American Health Assistance Foundation (AHAF) awards grants for basic research on the causes of or treatments for age-related and degenerative diseases. National Glaucoma Research awards grants on the basis of scientific merit of the proposed research and the relevance of the research to improving our understanding of glaucoma. AHAF is interested in receiving well-focused research grant applications from independent investigators early in their career, although they will consider established investigators with new ideas or directions for their research.

Deadline: 10/10/2006

29-12 Undergraduate Research and Mentoring in the Biological Sciences (URM) (NSF)

The goal of the Undergraduate Research and Mentoring in the Biological Sciences (URM) program is to increase the number and diversity of individuals pursuing graduate studies in all areas of biological research supported by the NSF Directorate for Biological Sciences. Support will be provided to academic institutions to establish innovative programs to engage undergraduates in a year-round research and mentoring activity. Particular emphasis will be placed on broadening participation of members of groups historically underrepresented in science and engineering: African Americans, Alaskan Natives, American Indians, Hispanic Americans, Native Pacific Islanders, and persons with disabilities. NSF 06-591 (Posted 7/27/06)

Deadline: Preliminary Proposals 10/30/2006; Full Proposals 3/6/2007


29-13 Serbia Youth Leadership Program (STATE)

The Office of Youth Citizen Exchanges of the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) announces an open competition for the Serbia Youth Leadership Program. Public and private non-profit organizations may submit proposals to recruit and select youth and adult participants in Serbia and to provide the participants with U.S.-based exchange projects focused on civic education and leadership. The Bureau intends to support three discrete projects, each focusing on a different theme. The six themes are: 1) Grassroots activism; 2) Rule of law and the judiciary; 3) Religions freedom in the United States; 4) The role of local and municipal governments; 5) Ethnic tolerance and living in a multi-ethnic society; 6) Student activism/student government. ECA/PE/C/PY-07-04 (FY 7/27/06)

Deadline: 9/21/2006


29-14 Developmental Research on Elder Mistreatment (R21) (NIH)

This FOA addresses initial scientific stages for understanding Elder Mistreatment in community and institutional settings. These research priority areas include: 1) innovative methods for estimating incidence; 2) standardization of definitions and measurement; 3) elaboration of risk factors; 4) methods of survey, clinical, and psychosocial identification of Elder Mistreatment; and 5) identification of Elder Mistreatment in institutional settings. NIA seeks scientific pilot or developmental research on the tools and feasibility of conducting a national incidence study of elder mistreatment. RFA-AG-06-009 (NIHG 8/4/06)

Deadline: Letters of Intent 9/25/2006; Applications 10/24/2006

29-15 New Philanthropic Practices and the Changing Environment for Philanthropy (Aspen)

The Aspen Institute Nonprofit Research Fund is currently inviting Letters of Interest for research projects that seek to improve understanding of new philanthropic vehicles and of important changes in the field of philanthropy, including growth in the number of small family foundations. Studies of the impact of technology and of changing demographics on philanthropy will also be supported. The goal of this grantmaking program is to develop new knowledge that informs efforts to create more strategic philanthropy in response to social and technological changes. NRSF is seeking Letters of Interest in research projects that address the following or related critical topics, which are described in greater detail in the guidelines: Donor-Advised Funds and Other New Philanthropic Vehicles; Promising Practices and New Technologies; Family Foundations; and the Changing Demographics and Geography of Wealth and Philanthropy.

Deadline: 8/31/2006