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December 4, 2009 (Vol. 18, No. 43)

Program Information

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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 43-3) 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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43-1 Virtual Organizations as Sociotechnical Systems (NSF)

A virtual organization is a group of individuals whose members and resources may be dispersed geographically, but who function as a coherent unit through the use of cyberinfrastructure. Focused investments in sociotechnical analyses of virtual organizations are necessary to harness their full potential and the promise they offer for discovery and learning. The Virtual Organizations as Sociotechnical Systems (VOSS) program supports fundamental scientific research, particularly advances in social, organizational and design science understanding, directed at advancing the understanding of how to develop virtual organizations and under what conditions virtual organizations can enable and enhance scientific, engineering, and education production and innovation. An investigator may participate as a PI, Co-PI, or other senior personnel in no more than two proposals submitted in FY 2010 in response to this program solicitation. NSF 10-504 (GG 11/18/09)

Deadline: 1/25/2010

43-2 Approaches to Assessing Potential Food Allergy from Genetically Engineered Plants (EPA)

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), as part of its Science to Achieve Results (STAR) program, is issuing this request for applications (RFA) for applied research on innovative or improved methods to predict whether or not a pesticide protein is a food allergen. Research to characterize the key factors that influence human immune responses to dietary proteins is needed in order to better assess potential food allergy from genetically engineered plants. Proposals are requested on the role of dose, route of sensitization, and/or the physicochemical properties of ingested proteins and their influence on the development of immune sensitization, oral tolerance, or the elicitation of allergic symptoms. The overall aim of the research program is to improve safety assessment for genetically engineered plants by enhancing the ability to estimate the potency of unknown proteins relative to known allergenic and non-allergenic proteins. EPA-G2009-STAR-H1 (GG 10/6/09)

Deadline: 1/7/2010

43-3 Ethics Education in Science and Engineering (EESE) (NSF)

The Ethics Education in Science and Engineering (EESE) program accepts proposals for research and educational projects to improve ethics education in all of the fields of science and engineering that NSF supports, especially in interdisciplinary or interinstitutional contexts. Proposals must focus on improving ethics education for graduate students in those fields, although the proposed programs may benefit advanced undergraduates in addition to graduate students. An eligible organization, as defined above, may submit only one proposal as the lead organization. NSF 08-530

Deadline: Internal 1/2/2010; Proposals 3/1/2010


43-4 Special Research Grants Program- Potato Breeding Research (USDA)

The purpose of this grant program is to support potato (Solanum tuberosum L.) research that focuses on varietal development/testing and whose output will be or include potato varieties. As used herein, varietal development/testing is research using traditional and biotechnological genetics to develop improved potato variety(ies). Aspects of evaluation, screening and testing must support or complement the development of improved varieties. USDA-NIFA-SRGP-002716 (GG 11/20/09)

Deadline: 1/20/2010

43-5 Organic Agriculture Research and Extension Initiative (OREI) (USDA)

The OREI seeks to solve critical organic agriculture issues, priorities, or problems through the integration of research and extension activities. The purpose of this program is to fund projects that will enhance the ability of producers and processors who have already adopted organic standards to grow and market high quality organic agricultural products. Priority concerns include biological, physical, and social services, including economics. The OREI is particularly interested in projects that emphasize research and outreach that assist farmers and ranchers with whole farm planning and ecosystem integration. Fieldwork must be done on certified organic land or on land in transition to organic certification, as appropriate to project goals and objectives. USDA-NIFA-ICGP-002696 (GG 11/18/09)

Deadline: 2/9/2010

43-6 Agrarian Studies Postdoctoral Fellowships (Yale)

The Agrarian Studies Program appoints fellows annually who are in residence for the year, present a paper, and attend the colloquia. This year the Program has four Fellows whose diversity reflects the breadth of the program, and a Research Affiliate who has already made an important contribution to agrarian studies. Applications are encouraged from knowledgeable "activists" and "public intellectuals" whose work on rural life transcends the academy. The broad theme for the colloquium series of the Program in Agrarian Studies, will be "Hinterlands, Frontiers, Cities, and States: Transactions and Identities." (TGA 10/09)

Deadline: 1/4/2010


43-7 Short-Term and Long-Term Research Fellowships (JCBL)

The John Carter Brown Library will award approximately thirty Research Fellowships for the year June 1, 2010 - June 30, 2011. Sponsorship of research at the John Carter Brown Library is reserved exclusively for scholars whose work is centered on the colonial history of the Americas, North and South, including all aspects of the European, African, and Native American involvement. Fellowships are of two types: Short-Term Fellowships and Long-Term Fellowships. TGA 10/09

Deadline: 1/10/2010

43-8 America's Historical and Cultural Organizations Planning Grants (NEH)

America's Historical and Cultural Organizations grants support projects in the humanities that explore stories, ideas, and beliefs that deepen our understanding of our lives and our world. The Division of Public Programs supports the development of humanities content and interactivity that excite, inform and stir thoughtful reflection upon culture, identity, and history in creative and new ways. NEH offers two categories of grants for America's Historical and Cultural Organizations: Planning and Implementation Grants. 20100113-GE (GG 10/8/09)

Deadline: 1/13/2010

43-9 Humanities Fellowships (Newberry)

These Fellowships are for post-doctoral scholars to support projects in any field appropriate to the Library's collections. These grants support individual research and promote serious intellectual exchange through active participation in the Library's scholarly activities, including a biweekly fellows' seminar. Applicants must be United States citizens or foreign nationals with three years' residence. Preference is given to applicants who have not held major fellowships for three years preceding the proposed period of residency.

Deadline: 1/11/2009

43-10 America's Media Makers Development Grants (NEH)

Grants for America's Media Makers support projects in the humanities that explore stories, and beliefs that deepen our understanding of our lives and our world. Grants for America's Media Makers should encourage dialogue, discussion, and civic engagement, and they should foster learning among people of all ages. NEH offers two categories of grants for media projects: Development Grants and Production Grants. Development grants enable media producers to collaborate with scholars to develop humanities content and format and to prepare programs for production. Development grants should culminate in the refinement of a project's humanities ideas, a script, or a design document for (or a prototype of) digital media components or projects. 20100113-TD (GG 10/15/09)

Deadline: 1/13/2010


43-11 Building Engineered Complex Systems (NSF)

The Directorate for Engineering (ENG) and the Division of Mathematical Sciences (DMS) in the Directorate for Mathematical and Physical Sciences (MPS) at the National Science Foundation (NSF) are collaborating in this solicitation to provide seed funding for small teams of innovative engineers and mathematical scientists (mathematicians or statisticians) to seek and develop a theoretical basis of complex systems, with the aim of developing formal methods for the design of engineered complex systems. At least one co-PI must be an engineer and at least one co-PI must be a mathematical scientist (a mathematician or statistician). An individual may participate as Principal Investigator (PI), co-Principal Investigator (Co-PI) or other Senior Personnel in at most two proposals in each annual competition. NSF 09-610 (GG 9/22/09)

Deadline: 1/19/2010


43-12 Dissemination and Implementation Research in Health (R01) (NIH)

This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) encourages investigators to submit research grant applications that will identify, develop, and refine effective and efficient methods, structures, and strategies to disseminate and implement research-tested health behavior change interventions and evidence-based prevention, early detection, diagnostic, treatment, and quality of life improvement services into public health and clinical practice settings. This FOA will use the NIH Research Project Grant (R01) award mechanism and runs in parallel with FOAs of identical scientific scope, PAR-10-039 and PAR-10-040, which encourage applications under the Small Grant (R03) and the Exploratory/Developmental Grant (R21) award mechanisms. PAR-10-038 (GG 11/30/09)

Deadline: Letters of Intent 1/5/2010, 5/5/2010; Applications 2/5/2010, 6/5/2010

43-13 Neurobiology of Adolescent Drinking in Adulthood (NADIA) (U01 and U24) (NIH)

The purpose of this initiative is to support a consortium of researchers across different research institutions to clearly define the persistent effects of adolescent alcohol exposure, and to begin to explore the neurobiology mechanisms underlying these effects. This initiative is limited to animal studies only. This FOA will utilize the NIH Cooperative Agreement (U01) or the Resource-Related (U24) award mechanism. RFA-AA-10-006 (NIHG 11/20/09)

Deadline: Letters of Intent 1/2/2010; Applications 2/2/2010

43-14 Applied BioSciences Research (DOD)

The purpose of this effort is to conduct research with the Applied Biotechnology Branch, Biosciences and Performance Division of the Human Effectiveness Directorate of the 711th Human Performance Wing. The Applied Biotechnology Branch's primary research are: 1) Nano-Bio Interaction/Effects; 2) Bioinformatics; 3) Toxicology; 4) Predictive Modeling (PD/PBPK); 5) Biomarker Discovery/Assay Development; and 6) Molecular Foundations. BAA-10-02-RH (GG 11/24/09)

Deadline: 1/15/2010


43-15 Student Design Competition for Sustainability Focusing on People Prosperity and the Planet (EPA)

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), as part of the P3 Award Program, is seeking applications proposing to research, develop, and design solutions to real world challenges involving the overall sustainability of human society. The P3 competition highlights the use of scientific principles in creating innovative projects focused on sustainability. EPA-G2010-P3-Q1 (GG 8/28/09)

Deadline: 1/4/2010