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Office of Research & Sponsored Programs

May 8, 2009 (Vol. 18, No. 18)

Program Information

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


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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 18-9) 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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18-1 Decision Making Under Uncertainty Collaborative Groups (DMUU) (NSF)

The Decision Making Under Uncertainty (DMUU) collaborative groups competition offers awards to support teams of researchers who will advance fundamental understanding of decision making under uncertainty for climate change and related long-term environmental risks. The focus of these collaborative groups should be to provide new knowledge about how public officials, firms in the private sector, other groups, and/or individuals can incorporate existing knowledge about climate change and related long-term environmental risks into their decisions. In addition to generating societally useful information and tools, DMUU collaborative groups should enhance basic understanding within and across the social and behavioral sciences as well as related science and engineering disciplines. NSF 09-544 (GG 3/10/09)

Deadline: 7/14/2009


18-2 Pesticide Environmental Stewardship Program (PESP) Regional Grants (EPA)

EPA's Office of Pesticide Programs (OPP) in coordination with the EPA Regional Offices, is soliciting proposals to further the pesticide risk reduction goals of the Pesticide Environmental Stewardship Program (PESP). Proposed projects must address implementation of integrated pest management approaches that reduce the risks associated with pesticide use in an agricultural or nonagricultural setting and demonstrate the importance and relevancy of the project to the goals of PESP. EPA-OPP-09-004 (GG 4/30/09)

Deadline: 6/12/2009

18-3 Expert IPM Decision Support System (USDA)

The purpose of the Expert Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Decision Support System (EIPMDSS) program is to support development of expert systems that help guide, demonstrate and multiply impacts of USDA support IPM programs. The EIPMDSS created and maintained by the successful applicant will help these programs establish and communicate IPM research, education, and extension priorities; allow a diverse group of stakeholders to obtain access to selected program outputs; compile LOGIC model based program reports; and synthesize program impacts. USDA-CSREES-SRGP-002219 (GG 4/20/09)

Deadline: 6/5/2009


18-4 Arts Writers Grant (Creative)

The Creative Capital Warhold Foundation Arts Writers Grant provides project grants to individual authors whose work addresses contemporary visual art. The program is spearheaded by the Andy Warhold Foundation for the Visual Arts as part of its broader Arts Writing Initiative and is administered by the Creative Capital Foundation. The Arts Writers Grant Program issues awards for books, articles, short-form writing, blogs, and new alternative media projects. The program aims to support the broad spectrum of writing on contemporary visual art from general-audience criticism to academic scholarship. (PND 4/30/09)

Deadline: 6/8/2009


18-5 Financial Literacy Research Consortium (SSA)

The Financial Literacy Research Consortium (FLRC) will be an innovative, non-partisan multidisciplinary research and development (R&D) initiative to develop products to better inform the public about key financial literacy topics related to retirement savings and planning. They are interested in developing products--such as Internet tools as well as print materials-- that help foster retirement and other savings strategies at all stages of the life cycle. In addition, as part of the FLRC, they are seeking some focus on educational products to help low and moderate income populations successfully plan and save for retirement and other life events, as well as products that improve understanding of Social Security's programs. SSA-ORP-09-1 (FR 4/22/09)

Deadline: 6/6/2009


18-6 Education Grants (Braitmayer)

The Braitmayer Foundation is interested in K-12 education throughout the United States. Of particular interest are: Curricular and school reform initiatives; and Preparation of and professional development opportunities for teachers, particularly those which encourage people of high ability and diverse background to enter and remain in K-12 teaching. Grants may be used anywhere in the United States as seed money, challenge grants, or to match other grants to the recipient organizations.(CC 3/3/09)

Deadline: 6/1/2009, 11/15/2009


18-7 Environmental Sciences and Technology Development FOA (DOE)

The intent of this Department of Energy, National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) funding opportunity announcement (FOA) is to select and award projects in FY09 that focus on: 1) water resources and water management for shale gas development as well as the science to support regulatory streamlining and permitting associated with shale gas development; and 2) technological solutions for Alaskan water management issues arising from development of local oil and natural gas resources for use by remote communities. DE-FOA0000038 (GG 4/9/09)

Deadline: 6/5/2009

18-8 Glory Science Team (NASA)

The Glory mission will continue and improve on NASA's research on aerosol forcing on climate change. The measurements produced by this mission and the scientific knowledge such observation will provide are essential to predicting future climate change and to making sound, scientifically based economic and policy decisions related to environmental change. Aerosol and cloud measurements will be made by the Aerosol Polarimetry Sensor (APS) and solar irradiance measurements will be made by the Total Irradiance Monitor (TIM). This particular solicitation requests proposals for the Glory science team, which will include foci on both APS and TIM related science. NNH09ZDA001N-GLORY (GG 3/4/09)

Deadline: 6/1/2009


18-9 Finding Solutions in Challenging Times (Sunflower)

Unlike other Sunflower Foundation funding opportunities, this Request for Proposals (RFP) asks the applicant to define and describe the need for funding. Rather than identify specific funding priorities, applicants are expected to make the case for their need. Except for the specific exclusions that apply to all grants, the foundation is open to reviewing requests that reflect the needs of organizations specifically related to the current economic downturn and its local impact on health, health care and human services delivery. The foundation will make awards based on a variety of factors, including the nature and urgency of the need described, geographic location of the applicant organization and the number of Kansans impacted by the service(s) offered by the applicant. Organizations may apply only once for funding under this announcement, regardless of which submission deadline is chosen. RFP 10-101

Deadline: Internal 5/15/2009; 6/1/2009, 7/28/2009, 9/22/2009

18-10 Grand Challenges Explorations (Gates)

The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation today announced 81 grants to explore bold and largely unproven ways to improve global health. They mark the second round of funding from Grand Challenges Explorations, an initiative to help lower the barriers for testing innovative ideas in global health. Grant proposals for Round 3 are being accepted online, on the following topics: Create Low-Cost Diagnostics for Priority Global Health Conditions; Create New Ways to Induce Mucosal Immunity; Create New Vaccines for Diarrhea, HIV, Malaria, Pneumonia and Tuberculosis; and Create New Tools to Accelerate the Eradication of Malaria.

Deadline: 5/28/2009


18-11 The U.S.-Russia Program: Improving Research and Educational Activities in Higher Education (ED)

The U.S.-Russia Program encourages cooperative education programs between institutions of higher education (IHEs) in the Russian Federation and the United States of America. The objective of this program is to provide grants that demonstrate partnerships between Russian and American IHEs that contribute to the development and promotion of educational opportunities between the two nations. The aim is to use the educational content as the vehicle for learning languages, cultural appreciation, sharing knowledge, and forming long-term relationships between the two countries. CFDA 84.116S (FR 4/29/09)

Deadline: 6/29/2009


18-12 Projects of National Significance: Family Support 360 Special Initiatives (ACF)

The Administration on Developmental Disabilities (ADD) within the Administration for Children and Families (ACF), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, announces the availability of Fiscal Year (FY) 2009 funds to award grants to plan and implement up to 15 Family Support 360 Centers for persons with developmental disabilities. The Developmental Disabilities Assistance and Bill of Rights Act of 2000 authorizes ADD to support the development of national and State policies that reinforce and promote, with the support of families, guardians, advocates, and communities, of individuals with developmental disabilities, the self-determination, independence, productivity, and integration and inclusion in all facets of community life. HHS-2009-ACF-ADD-DN-0048 (GG 4/28/09)

Deadline: Letters of Intent 5/27/2009; Proposals 6/26/2009

18-13 Projects of National Significance: Family Support 360 for Military Families


The Administration on Developmental Disabilities (ADD) within the Administration for Children and Families (ACF), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, announces the availability of Fiscal Year (FY) 2009 funds to award grants to plan and implement up to five Family Support 360 Centers for persons with developmental disabilities. While many service program are available in this country, human service systems often fail to meet the diverse needs of an individual with developmental disabilities and his or her family. A family may need several services, and many human service systems address primarily one need, such as health, education, or employment. These systems usually focus on one individual, not the person and his or her family. Military families usually navigate two systems- civilian and military. Family Support 360 Centers empower and strengthen families. HHS-2009-ACF-ADD-DN-0047 (GG 4/28/09)

Deadline: Letters of Intent 5/27/2009; Proposals 6/26/2009

18-14 Rapid Assessment Post-Impact of Disaster (R03) (NIH)

The purpose of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to provide a rapid funding mechanism for research on the post-impact of disasters, in order to permit access to a disaster area in the immediate aftermath of the event. Potential applicants are strongly encouraged to contact NIMH Program Staff before submitting a RAPID application to determine whether or not the proposed work meets the guidelines of this program, whether requested RAPID funding is likely to be available, and whether the idea should be considered for initial submission as a fully developed application. The RAPID grants described in this funding opportunity announcement are designed to provide a limited sum of money for early assessment to investigators who intend to follow up with a full research application, using the preliminary data from this initial effort as a basis for their larger application. This FOA will utilize the NIH Small Grant (R03) award mechanism and runs in parallel with an FOA of identical scientific scope, PAR-09-172, that solicits applications under the Exploratory/Developmental Grant (R21) mechanism. Applications should be submitted within approximately six weeks of the identified disaster event. PAR-09-171 (NIHG 4/24/09)

Deadline: N/A