June 19, 2009 (Vol. 18, No. 22)
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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: email@example.com, 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:
The National Space Biomedical Research Institute (NSBRI) is soliciting applications for its Postdoctoral Fellowship Program. Two-year fellowships are available in any U.S. laboratory carrying out space-related biomedical or biotechnological research that supports the NSBRI's goals. NSBRI research addresses and seeks solutions to the various health concerns associated with long-duration human space exploration. Applicants must submit proposals with the support of a mentor and institution, and all proposals will be evaluated by a peer-review panel.
The United States Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) is an environmental Federal Agency with offices throughout the United States. Through on-site activities located at a variety of field stations, including wildlife refuges, fish hatcheries, and ecological services offices, individuals or groups will be introduced to natural resource careers through hands-on work with, and training by, natural resource professionals employed by the USFWS. Each selected individual or group is given the opportunity to serve a seasonal on-site assignment, usually scheduled between June 1st and September 30th. The USFWS invites submission of proposals from all potential sources willing and able to cooperatively administer a program for identifying and recruiting individuals or groups for assignments at various USFWS stations. ARRA-FWS-09-010 (GG 6/8/09)
The National Aeronautics and Space Administration Office of Education, in cooperation with NASA's Science Mission Directorate, is accepting proposals in response to the NASA Cooperative Agreement Notice (CAN): "Global Climate Change Education: Research Experiences, Teaching and Learning". The Global Climate Change Education (GCCE) project is designed to improve the quality of global climate change and Earth system science education at the elementary, secondary and undergraduate levels, and through lifelong learning. Each funded proposal is expected to take advantage of NASA's unique contributions in climate science to enhance learners' academic experiences and/or to improve educator's abilities to engage and stimulate their students. NNL09ZB1005C (GG 5/27/09)
The Biological Research Collections Program provides support for biological collection enhancement, computerization of specimen-related data, research to develop better methods for specimen curation and collection management, and activities such as symposia and workshops to investigate support and management of biological collections. Biological collections supported include those housing natural history specimens and jointly curated collections such as frozen tissues and other physical samples, e.g. DNA libraries and digital images. NSF 09-548 (GG 3/27/09)
This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA), issued by the Food and Drug Administration under Grant mechanism (R18), solicits applications from institutions/ organizations that propose to develop Innovative Food Defense programs within the United States. Food defense is a term used to describe activities associated with protecting the nation's food supply from intentional contamination. The Food and Drug Administration has adopted 3 broad strategies that encompass its food defense activities: (1) Awareness (Prevention/Preparedness): Increase awareness among federal, state, local, and tribal governments, and the private sector, to better understand where the greatest vulnerabilities lie and develop effective protection/mitigation strategies to shield the food supply from intentional contamination; (2) Response: Develop the capacity for a rapid coordinated response to a food borne terrorist attack; and (3) Recovery: Develop the capacity for a rapid coordinated recovery to a food borne terrorist attack. PAR-09-203 (NIHG 6/5/09)
The National Science Foundation (NSF) and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF) are partnering to support a new research program to be administered by NSF. The objective of the BREAD Program is to support innovative scientific research designed to address key constraints to smallholder agriculture in the developing world. A significant distinction between BREAD and other NSF programs is that proposals to BREAD must make a clear and well-defined connection between the outcomes of the proposed research and its direct relevance and potential application to agriculture in the developing world. The Program's focus is on novel, transformative research at the proof-of-concept stage rather than its application or development. Especially encouraged are original proposals that address major constraints to the productivity of crops important to smallholder farmers, or on the development of novel and efficient production practices. An investigator may serve as PI or Co-PI on only one proposal submitted in response to this solicitation. NSF 09-566
The Humanities Collections and Reference Resources program supports projects that provide an essential foundation for scholarship, education, and public programming in the humanities. Thousands of libraries, archives, museums, and historical organizations across the country maintain important collections of books and manuscripts, photographs, sound recordings and moving images, archaeological and ethnographic artifacts, art and material culture, electronic records, and digital objects. Funding from this program strengthens efforts to extend the life of such materials and make their intellectual content widely accessible, often through the use of digital technology. Awards are also made to create various reference resources that facilitate use of cultural materials, from works that provide basic information quickly to tools that synthesize and codify knowledge of a subject for in-depth investigation. (GG 4/7/09)
The Division of Continuing Education (DCE) is again seeking proposals from K-State faculty and departments in support of online course and/or program development at both the credit and noncredit levels and new conferences.
The purpose of the program is to provide funds to prevent and reduce the rate of under-age alcohol consumption, including binge drinking, among students at institutions of higher education (IHEs), on campuses and in surrounding communities. The priority is: Statewide coalitions to prevent alcohol use by under-age students at IHEs. CFDA 84.184Z (FR 6/5/09)
The Industry/University Cooperative Research Centers (I/UCRC) program develops long-term partnerships among industry, academe, and government. The centers are catalyzed by a small investment from the National Science Foundation (NSF) and are primarily supported by industry center members, with NSF taking a supporting role in the development and evolution of the center. Each center is established to conduct research that is of interest to both the industry members and the center faculty. An I/UCRC not only contributes to the Nation's research infrastructure base and enhances the intellectual capacity of the engineering and science workforce through the integration of research and education, but also encourages and fosters international cooperation and collaborative projects. NSF 09-565
The original deadline for this program has been extended from June 19 to July 14. The goal of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to support high impact, innovative exploratory/developmental investigations to determine the mechanisms of IgE-mediated food allergy and related co-morbid conditions using ex vivo studies with human specimens and studies with current or new animal models of food allergy. This initiative is supported by co-sponsoring organizations including the Food Allergy Initiative and the Food Allergy and Anaphylaxis Network. Application and submission requirements, and peer review processes will follow NIH guidelines. RFA-AI-09-011 (GG 6/16/09)
The Cooperative State Research, Education, and Extension Service (CSREES), USDA announces the Children, Youth, and Families at Risk Research and Evaluation Program. The purpose of CYFAR Research and Evaluation funding is to improve the quality of comprehensive community-based programs for at-risk children, youth, and families supported by the Cooperative Extension System. The mission of the CYFAR Program is to marshal resources of the Land-Grant and Cooperative Extension System so that, in collaboration with other organizations, they can develop and deliver educational programs that equip youth who are at risk for not meeting basic human needs with the skills they need to lead positive, productive, contributing lives. USDA-CSREES-SLBCD-002384 (GG 6/15/09)
The National Institute of Justice (NIJ) is the research, development, and evaluation agency of the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) and a component of the Office of Justice Programs (OJP). NIJ provides objective, independent, evidence-based knowledge and tools to enhance the administration of justice and public safety. NIJ solicits applications to inform its search for the knowledge and tools to guide policy and practice. To accomplish this mission, NIJ seeks applications for funding of specific innovative, high-payoff projects and activities fostering the adoption into practice of new, cutting-edge policy, practice, and/or technology related to: courts, crime and crime prevention, drugs and crime, forensic sciences, law enforcement, relevant technology and tools, and victims and victimization. NIJ-2009-2299 (GG 6/5/09)
The Family and Youth Services Bureau (FYSB) is accepting applications for the Basic Center Program (BCP), which is authorized by the Runaway and Homeless Act to address runaway and homeless youth (RHY) problems. BCP's provide an alternative for runaway and homeless youth who might otherwise end up with law enforcement or in the child welfare, mental health, or juvenile justice systems. Each BCP must provide runaway and homeless youth with a safe and appropriate shelter, individual, family, and group counseling as appropriate, and aftercare. HHS-2009-ACF-ACYF-CY-0023 (GG 5/28/09)