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December 11, 2009 (Vol. 18, No. 44)

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 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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44-1 Office of Naval Research Young Investigator Program (YIP) (ONR)

The Office of Naval Research (ONR) is interested in receiving proposals for its Young Investigator Program (YIP). ONR's Young Investigator Program seeks to identify and support academic scientists and engineers who have received Ph.D. or equivalent degrees within the last five years (on or after 01 November 2004 for this FY10 competition) and who show exceptional promise for doing creative research. The objectives of this program are to attract outstanding faculty members of Institutions of Higher Education to the Department of the Navy's research program, to support their research, and to encourage their teaching and research careers. Proposals addressing research areas as described in the ONR Science and Technology (S&T) Department section of ONR's website at www.onr.navy.mil which are of interest to ONR Program Officers and Division Directors will be considered. ONRBAA10-011 (GG 12/7/09)

Deadline: 1/29/2010

44-2 Development of New Tools for Computational Analysis of Human Microbiome Project Data (R01) (NIH)

The National Institutes of Health solicits applications to develop new and improved computational tools for the analysis, interpretation and validation of data generated from the Human Microbiome Program. This FOA will utilize the NIH Research Project Grant (R01) award mechanism and runs in parallel with an FOA of identical scientific scope, RFA-RM-09-021 that solicits applications under the R21 mechanism. RFA-RM-09-020 (NIHG 12/4/09)

Deadline: Letters of Intent 1/4/2010; Applications 2/1/2010

44-3 Transdisciplinary Research in Energetics and Cancer (U54) (NIH)

Through this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA), the National Cancer Institute (NCI) solicits applications for the centers for Transdisciplinary Research on Energetics and Cancer (TREC) in nutrition, physical activity, energy balance, obesity, and cancer. The TREC initiative is designed to foster collaboration across multiple disciplines and encompasses projects that cover the biology, genomics, and genetics of energy balance to behavioral, socio-culture, and environmental influences upon nutrition, physical activity, weight, energetics, and cancer risk. This initiative is open to all qualified candidates regardless of whether or not they participated in the previous issuance of the TREC Program. Applicants responding to this FOA should establish transdisciplinary research teams with the appropriate breadth of expertise. TREC has two main goals, which are: 1) to enhance knowledge of the current mechanisms underlying the association between energy balance and carcinogenesis (from cellular, animal, or human models to genetics and genomics and across the cancer continuum from causation and prevention); and 2) to explore and integrate the etiology of obesity behavior and relevant health behavior theories, with broad population impact at the social-environmental and policy levels for prevention and control of obesity. Special focus on children, groups at high risk for obesity, and cancer survivors is encouraged. RFA-CA-10-006 (GG 11/24/09)

Deadline: Letters of Intent 1/26/2010; Applications 2/26/2010

44-4 Predoctoral, Postdoctoral, and Senior Fellowships (Smithsonian)

Fellowships at the Smithsonian Institution provide students and scholars with opportunities to pursue independent research projects in association with members of the Smithsonian professional research staff. Predoctoral fellowships allow students to conduct research for periods of three to twelve months. Applicants must have completed coursework and preliminary examinations for the doctoral degree, and must be engaged in dissertation research. (TGA 10/09)

Deadline: 1/15/2010


44-5 USAID/India University Linkages--Agriculture (USAID)

The purpose of this announcement is to provide advance notification to interested parties of USAID/India's intention to issue an RFA for a university linkages-- agriculture activity. This advance notification provides prospective applicants with lead time to identify key personnel and technical specialists to include in their applications. USAID/India has a long history of working with U.S. land grant universities to build the capacity of Indian educational institutions and research institutes for developing India's agricultural and rural economy. More recently in 2008, as part of USAID/India's Partnerships for Innovation and Knowledge in Agriculture (PIKA) program, two U.S. land grant universities are partnering with Indian State Agriculture Universities, private sector companies and non-government organizations to introduce new models of market-led agricultural development. USAID/India is keen to continue supporting the Indian agricultural higher education system by developing new partnerships in the future for sharing experience and learning to introduce technological innovations and latest scientific knowledge in order to raise agricultural productivity and for building a more efficient market-led agricultural system in India. USAID/India intends to initiate a new program to build the capacity of selected Indian agricultural universities. The proposed program, intended to be lead by a university or consortium of universities, will pursue a public-private partnership model to leverage resources from foundation, NGOs and civil-society networks devoted to rural training and education, and knowledge-rich private agricultural companies (both U.S. and Indian) and establish linkages with an Indian agricultural university to focus on capacity building in agricultural education. Banaras Agricultural University (BHU) and its Institute of Agricultural Sciences, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh has been selected as the Indian university to initiate this program. With its different institutes, interdisciplinary centers department, it is intended that the proposed program will facilitate BHU in becoming a "Center of Excellence" for new multidisciplinary approaches to improving agriculture education. 386-10-050 (GG 11/23/09)

Deadline: N/A


44-6 Residencies for Writers, Composers, and Artists (MacDowell)

The MacDowell Colony provides time, space, and an inspiring environment to artists of exceptional talent. A MacDowell Fellowship, or residency, consists of exclusive use of a studio, accommodations, and three prepared meals a day for up to eight weeks. The Colony accepts applicants from artists working in the following disciplines: architecture, film/video arts, interdisciplinary arts, literature, music composition, theatre, and visual arts. The sole criterion for acceptance is artistic excellence, which the Colony defines in a pluralistic and inclusive way. (TGA 10/09)

Deadline: 1/15/2010, 4/15/2010, 9/15/2010

44-7 Houghton Library: Visiting Fellowships (Harvard)

Houghton Library is the principal rare book and manuscript library of Harvard College. The library's holdings are particularly strong in the following areas: European, English, American, and South American literature, including the country's pre-eminent collection of American literary manuscripts; philosophy; religion; history of science; music; printing and graphic arts; dance; and theatre. Fellows will also have access to collections in Widener Library as well as to other libraries at the University. (TGA 10/09)

Deadline: 1/15/2010


44-8 Research Fellowships Program (ED)

The purpose of the Research Fellowships Program is to build research capacity by providing support to enable highly qualified individuals, including those who are individuals with disabilities, to conduct research on the rehabilitation of individuals with disabilities. Fellows must conduct original research in an area authorized by section 204 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended (the Act). Section 204 authorizes research designed to maximize the full inclusion and integration of individuals with disabilities, especially individuals with the severe disabilities, into society, by fostering improvements in the areas of employment, independent living, family, support, and economic and social-sufficiency, and to improve the effectiveness of services authorized under the Act. CFDA 84.133F-1 (FR 12/1/09)

Deadline: 2/1/2010


44-9 Advanced Detector Research Program (DOE)

The Office of High Energy Physics of the Office of Science (SC), U.S. Department of Energy, announces its interest in receiving grant applications for support under its Advanced Detector Research Program. Applications should be from investigators who are currently involved in experimental high energy physics, and should be submitted through a U.S. academic institution. The purpose of this program is to support the development of the new detector technologies needed to perform future high energy physics experiments. DE-FOA-0000163 (GG 12/4/09)

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

44-10 Solicitation for the Office of Science Financial Assistance Program (DOE)

The Office of Science of the Department of Energy announces its continuing interest in receiving grant applications for support of work in the following program areas: Advanced Scientific Computing, Biological and Environmental Research, Basic Energy Sciences, Fusion Energy Sciences, High Energy Physics, Nuclear Physics, and Workforce Development for Teachers and Scientists. DE-FOA-0000178 (GG 12/04/09)

Deadline: 9/30/2010

44-11 Advanced Research Projects Agency Funding (DOE)

U.S. Secretary of Energy Steven Chu announced today that a second round of funding opportunities for transformational energy research projects that will be made available through the Department's Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E). At an event today with Commerce Secretary Gary Locke, Secretary Chu announced $100 million in Recovery Act funding will be made available to accelerate innovation in green technology, increase America's competitiveness and create jobs. Areas of focus included under today's funding opportunity are: 1) Electrofuels, 2) Innovative Materials & Processes for Advanced Carbon Capture Technologies (IMPACCT) and 3) Batteries for Electrical Energy Storage in Transportation (BEEST). DE-FOA-0000178 (GG 12/04/09)

Deadline: 1/15/2009



44-12 Membrane Protein Production for Structure Determination (R01) (NIH)

This FOA solicits applications to develop innovative methods for membrane protein production so that the rate of membrane protein structure determination may be enhanced. Methods development for expression, solubilization, stabilization, purification, characterization, crystallization, and isotopic labeling of membrane proteins to enable the determination of the their structures by electron microscope, x-ray diffraction, nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR), mass spectrometry, and other biophysical techniques are emphasized. RFA-RM-09-012 (NIHG 12/4/09)

Deadline: Letters of Intent 1/11/2010; Applications 2/11/2010


44-13 Youth Purpose Research Awards (Stanford)

The Stanford Center on Adolescence supports young scholars pursuing research related to youth purpose. The center defines purpose as a stable and generalized intention to accomplish something that is at once meaningful to the self and of intended consequence beyond self. Grants will be given for dissertation, postdoctoral, and early faculty career research that sheds light on adolescent intention, involvement with beyond-the-self causes, and topics that lead to the development of purpose, function of purpose in a youth's life, and supports for and challenges to purpose.

Deadline: 1/15/2010