November 13, 2009 (Vol. 18, No. 41)
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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: firstname.lastname@example.org, by the Internal due date listed in the Funding Bulletin (FB 41-4, 41-5) 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:
Communities and their residents in the United States experience droughts, earthquakes, floods, hurricanes, tornadoes and volcanic eruptions as well as accidents at facilities that handle dangerous materials such as explosive chemicals. These phenomena will continue, but their consequences need not be disastrous if communities and people reduce their vulnerabilities and increase their resilience. There is much research on vulnerabilities in urban communities, but much less about how rural communities and their residents are responding to natural and man-made hazards. The long term goal of this program is to advance basic research in engineering and in the social, behavioral, and economic sciences on enhancing disaster resilience in rural communities USDA-CSREES-AFRI-002564.
The purpose of this note is to solicit research project statements for the Kansas Transportation Research and New-Developments (K-TRAN) Program. They are requesting research project statements from University researchers and faculty on KDOT research needs. This year's theme is the environmental. KDOT is especially interested in determining our carbon footprint, and investigating methods for reducing it. Faculty in Agriculture, Environmental, and Biology departments may also be interested in submitting proposals for this year's program, as well as those in Engineering. Please send completed preproposals at KSU to Sunanda Dissanayake, Sunanda@ksu.edu, for numbering, collation and copying prior to delivery to KDOT.
41-3 Increasing Scientific Data on the Fate, Transport and Behavior of Engineered Nanomaterials in Selected Environmental and Biological Matrices (EPA)
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), as part of its Science to Achieve Results (STAR) program, the National Science Foundation (NSF), and the National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), are seeking applications proposing research to provide data that improves the scientific understanding of fate/transport and behavior of engineered nanomaterials. Under this RFA, the U.S. EPA, NSF, and USDA/NIFA are interested in supporting research related to: 1) Evaluation of potential exposures to engineered nanomaterials including an exploration of environmental and biological fate, transport, and transformation of these materials throughout their lifetime, and 2) Improvements in the scientific understanding of engineered nanoscale additives and ingredients that may be intentionally introduced into food for delivery of important micronutrients and modification of sensory attributes.
The National Institutes of Environmental Health Sciences invites applications that will 1) determine which physical or chemical characteristic of an engineered nanomaterial (ENM), or cluster of characteristics, is integral to ENM-molecular interactions in a cellular process or organ system and 2) relate these findings to potential health effects. NIEHS recognizes that three types of activities need to converge to accomplish this research agenda. The first activity should focus on a detailed understanding how physical and chemical characteristics of ENMs influence their molecular interactions at the cellular level, while the second activity should determine how the physical and chemical characteristics critical to that interaction are associated with any observed physiological or pathobiological events. Third activity will capitalize on these multidisciplinary efforts through integration of biochemical, molecular, and physiological mechanisms to expand traditional hazard identification and health risk assessment. Applicants may submit only one application. RFA-ES-09-001 (NIHG 11/6/09)
The International Science and Education Competitive Grants Program (ISE) supports research, extension, and teaching activities that will enhance the capabilities of American colleges and universities to conduct international collaborative research, extension and teaching. ISE projects are expected to enhance the international content of curricula; ensure that faculty work beyond the U.S. and bring lessons learned back home; promote international research partnerships; enhance the use and application of foreign technologies in the U.S.; and strengthen the role that colleges and universities play in maintaining U.S. competitiveness. Each institution may submit no more than two proposals as the lead institution. No institution acting as the principal or lead institution will receive more than one grant during the current competition. USDA-NIFA-SERDIP-002675 (GG 11/10/09)
The FY 2010 Extension Integrated Pest Management-Coordination and Support Program (EIPM-CS) contains two components, EIPM-CS Coordination and EIPM-CS Support. Both components support state and local contributions in advancing the goal of the National Road Map for Integrated Pest Management (IPM) by addressing priority needs associated with the coordinaton, design, development, implementation, and evaluation of extension IPM programs. EIPM-CS funds will help agricultural producers and other pest managers adopt alternative pest management practices through training, demonstration, and evaluation of methods and strategies. USDA-NIFA-SLBCD-002674 (GG 11/9/09)
The Specialty Crop Research Initiative (SCRI) was established to solve critical industry issues through research and extension activities. Speciality crops are defined as fruits and vegetables, tree nuts, dried fruits, and horticulture and nursery crops, including floriculture. SCRI will give priority to projects that are multistate, multi-institutional, or trans-disciplinary; and include explicit mechanisms to communicate results to producers and the public. Projects must address at least one of five focus areas: research in plant breeding, genetics, and genomics to improve crop characteristics; efforts to identify and address threats from pests and diseases, including threats to speciality crop pollinators; efforts to improve production efficiency, productivity, and profitability over the long term; new innovations and technology, including improved mechanization and technologies that delay or inhibit ripening; and methods to prevent, detect, monitor, control, and respond to potential food safety hazards in the production and processing of speciality crops. USDA-NIFA-SCRI-002672 (GG 11/4/09)
NEH invites applications for Challenge Grants in United States History and Culture. This grant opportunity is designed to help institutions and organizations strengthen their ability to explore significant themes and events in American history, so as to advance our understanding of how--since the nation's founding--these events have shaped and been shaped by American identity and culture. NEH seeks to support a range of approaches to the American experience: for example, approaches might explore significant events in America's history, its democratic institutions, the political principles on which the nation is founded, or the complicated mix of peoples and cultures that have formed America. NEH challenges grants are capacity-building grants, intended to help institutions and organizations secure long-term improvements in and support for their humanities programs and resources. 20100213-CZ (GG 11/3/09)
The purpose of the Centers for International Business Education (CIBE) Program is to coordinate programs of the Federal government in the areas of research, education, and training in international business and trade competitiveness; and to provide grants to pay the Federal share of the cost of planning, establishing, and operating Centers for International Business Education that will 1) Be national resources for the teaching of improved business techniques, strategies, and methodologies that emphasize the international context in which business is transacted; 2) Provide instruction in critical foreign languages and international fields needed to provide an understanding of the cultures and customs of United States trading partners; 3) Provide research and training in the international aspects of trade, commerce, and other fields of study; 4) Provide training to students enrolled in the institution, or combinations of institutions, in which a center is located; 5) Serve as regional resources to businesses proximately located by offering programs and providing research designed to meet the international training needs of these businesses; and 6) Serve other faculty, students, and institutions of higher education located within the region. CFDA 84.220A (FR 11/5/09)
The IRS Program provides grants to conduct research and studies to improve and strengthen instruction in modern foreign languages, area studies, and other international fields. Priorities are: Priority 1- Instructional Materials Applications. The development of specialized instructional or assessment materials focused on any of the following seventy-eight (78) languages selected from the U.S. Department of Education's list of Less Commonly Taught Languages (LCTLs). Priority 2- Research, Surveys, and Studies Applications. Research, surveys, or studies relating to current needs for improving internationalization (including foreign language instruction, area studies, and international studies) in Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), Predominately Black Institutions (PBIs), Hispanic Serving Institutions (HSIs), Tribally Controlled Colleges and Universities (TCCUs), Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander-serving Institutions (AANAPISIs), Native American-serving Nontribal Institutions (NASNTIs), or Alaskan Native and/or Native Hawaiian institutions. CFDA 84.017A-1 & CFDA 84.017A-3 (FR 11/10/09)
41-11 Cellular and Molecular Mechanisms of Arterial Stiffening and Its Relationship to Development of Hypertension (NIH)
The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) invites Research Project grant applications that propose basic physiological, cellular and molecular investigations to elucidate the mechanisms that lead to conduit artery stiffening in the context of hypertension and explore the temporal relationship between arterial stiffening and the development of hypertension in animal and models. RFA-HL-10-027 (NIHG 10/23/09)
The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) established the National Network for Environmental Management Studies (NNEMS) Fellowship Program in 1986 to encourage students to pursue environmental careers. The NNEMS program is a comprehensive fellowship program that provides an opportunity to participate in a fellowship project that is directly related to their field of study. EPA-EED-10-01 (GG 11/5/09)