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February 26, 2010 (Vol. 19, No. 8)

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 President 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 8-2, 8-8) 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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8-1 Fostering Interdisciplinary Research on Education (FIRE) (NSF)

FIRE is a new strand of the Research and Evaluation on Education in Science and Engineering (REESE) program (NSF 09-601) and it is anticipated that after this first competition, FIRE will be incorporated into the REESE solicitation. The FIRE program seeks to facilitate the process by which scholars can cross disciplinary boundaries to acquire the skills and knowledge that would improve their abilities to conduct rigorous research on STEM learning and education. The primary goal is to facilitate the development of innovative theoretical, methodological, and analytic approaches to understanding complex STEM education issues of national importance and, by so doing, make progress toward solving them. A secondary goal of the strand is to broaden and deepen the pool of investigators engaged in STEM educational research. In order to address this goal, investigators must pair with a mentoring scientist in a to-be-learned field of interest. Proposals therefore have both a research and a professional development component. NSF 10-541

Deadline: 5/20/2010

8-2 NEI Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA) Institutional Research Training Grants (T32) for Statistical Genetics and Genome Informatics (NIH)

The NEI Institutional Research Training Grants (T32) for Statistical Genetics and Genome Informatics is a Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award program that is intended to support predoctoral and postdoctoral training at institutions having the potential to develop meritorious training programs in genomic medicine, computational genomics, and statistical genetics. The goal of this program is to initiate a training program to develop opthalmic statistical genetics and bioinformatics research skills critical for investigators seeking to identify genes and genetic variations underlying ocular diseases. Applicants may submit only a single application in response to this FOA. RFA-EY-10-001 (NIHG 1/29/10)

Deadline: Internal 3/18/2010; Applications 5/18/2010

8-3 Indoor Air Quality Projects in Region 7 (EPA)

EPA Region 7 is soliciting proposals from organizations to fund indoor air quality (IAQ) projects that address the following two program priority areas: Assistance with the adoption of EPA's IAQ Tools for Schools program, and indoor asthma triggers and exposure education. Projects must occur within the states of EPA Region 7--Iowa, Kansas, Missouri and/or Nebraska. EPA-R7AWMD-10-001 (GG 2/23/10)

Deadline: 4/12/2010

8-4 Technology Development for Protein Modeling (R01) (NIH)

This FOA issued by the National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS), National Institutes of Health, encourages grant applications from institutions/organizations that propose to develop novel technologies that will significantly improve the accuracy of comparative modeling methods for protein structure prediction. This FOA will utilize the R01 research grant mechanism and runs in parallel with an FOA of identical scientific scope, PAR-10-075, that encourages applications under the P01 mechanism. PAR-10-076 (GG 1/5/10)

Deadline: 6/5/2010, 10/5/2010, 2/5/2011


8-5 Scientific Cooperation Exchange Program (USDA)

The Scientific Cooperation Exchange Program with the People's Republic of China (SCEP) supports international exchanges that promote agricultural development and economic growth, and mitigate animal and plant health issues that impede trade. This unique program offers excellent opportunities for U.S. teams of up to 5 members to initiate linkages with potential long-term collaborators at Chinese institutions throughout the People's Republic of China (PRC). Under a special USDA Scientific Technological Exchange Agreement with the PRC, the Chinese Ministry of Agriculture specifically tailors two-week visits to China to meet the scientific objectives of each team. U.S. team are responsible only for their international airfare to and from China. In 2010, the Scientific Cooperation Exchange Program will accept proposals for food security, climate change, alternative energy, food safety, animal and plant health, agricultural biotechnology and other emerging technologies, food and non-food product development, and sustainable plant and animal production, and natural resources management. USDA-GRANTS-122904-001 (GG 12/15/09)

Deadline: 3/26/2010

8-6 Pesticide Safety Program for Agricultural Workers and Farmworker Children (EPA)

EPA's Office of Pesticide Programs (OPP) is soliciting proposals from eligible parties for an EPA cooperative agreement to provide financial assistance to an eligible organization for an education and training pesticide safety program aimed to reducing exposure to pesticides for agricultural workers, their families and the agricultural community. The grantee will conduct a national train-the-trainer program to educate Farmworkers about how to reduce risks from pesticides. As part of this program, the grantee will also train pesticide safety educators who will work with farmworker service organizations, growers and other members of the agricultural community in key rural areas with high pesticide use and large numbers of farmworkers to conduct interactive pesticide safety programs for agricultural workers and their families. EPA-OPP-2010-001 (GG 2/18/10)

Deadline: 4/5/2010


8-7 Digital Humanities Start-Up Grants (NEH)

The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) invites applications to the Digital Humanities Start-Up Grants program. This program is designed to encourage innovations in the digital humanities. By awarding relatively small grants to support the planning stages, NEH aims to encourage the development of innovative projects that promise to benefit the humanities. Digital Humanities Start-Up Grants may involve research that brings new approaches or documents best practices in the study of the digital humanities; planning and developing prototypes of new digital tools for preserving, analyzing, and making accessible digital resources, including libraries' and museums' digital assets; scholarship that examines the philosophical implications and impact of the use of emerging technologies; innovative uses of technology for public programming and education utilizing both traditional and new media; and new digital modes of publication that facilitate the dissemination of humanities scholarship in advanced academic as well as informal or formal educational settings at all academic levels. 20100323-HD (GG 11/18/09)

Deadline: 3/23/2010


8-8 Climate Change Education (CCE): Climate Change Education Partnership (CCEP) Program, Phase I (CCEP-I) (NSF)

The Climate Change Education Partnership (CCEP) program seeks to establish a coordinated national network of regionally- or thematically-based partnerships devoted to increasing the adoption of effective, high quality educational programs and resources related to the science of climate change and its impacts. Each CCEP is required to be of a large enough scale that they will have catalytic or transformative impact that cannot be achieved through other core NSF program awards. Each CCEP must include representation from at least each of the following communities: climate scientists, experts in the learning sciences, and practitioners from within formal or informal education venues. The CCEP program is a two-phase program. This solicitation seeks proposals for development of Phase I Partnerships (CCEP-I). CCEP-I grantees will receive up to 2 years of funding to support synthesis, network-building, and strategic planning activities leading toward potential Phase II Partnerships (CCEP-II). An institution may submit only one CCEP-I proposal as Lead institution. Institutions may be a non-Lead partner on more than one proposal. NSF 10-542

Deadline: Internal 3/5/2010; Letters of Intent 4/23/2010; Proposals 5/24/2010

8-9 Environmental Community Grants (EPA)

EPA is making $2 million available in 2010 to reduce pollution at the local level through the Community Action for a Renewed Environment (CARE) program. CARE is a community-based program that works with county and local governments, tribes, non-profit organizations and universities to help the public understand and reduce toxic risks from numerous sources. EPA will award CARE cooperative agreements in two levels. Level 1 awards range from $75,000 to $100,000 and will help establish community-based partnerships to develop local environmental priorities. Level 2 awards, ranging from $150,000 to $300,000 each, will support communities that have established broad-based partnerships, have identified the priority toxic risks in the community, and are prepared to measure results, implement risk-reduction activities and become self-sustaining.

Deadline: 3/9/2010

8-10 Rapid Response Research (RAPID) Proposals: Effects of the January 2010 Haitian Earthquake (NSF)

The Engineering Directorate (ENG) and the Office of International Science and Engineering (OISE) at the National Science Foundation (NSF) is accepting proposals to conduct research on the effects of the devastating magnitude 7.0 earthquake that struck the island nation of Haiti on January 12, 2010. Proposals must conform to the guidelines for preparation of Rapid Response Research (RAPID) proposals. The RAPID funding mechanism is used for proposals having a severe urgency with regard to availability of, or access to data, facilities or specialized equipment, including quick-response research on natural or anthropogenic disasters and similar unanticipated events. Given the international dimension, submitted proposals should address access to expertise, facilities, and resources at the Haitian site. Whenever feasible, the proposal should involve true intellectual collaboration with counterparts in Haiti. NSF 10-024

Deadline: 3/5/2010


8-11 Partnerships for Biodefense (R01) (NIH)

The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), National Institutes of Health (NIH), supports extramural research focused on understanding, controlling and preventing diseases caused by virtually all infectious agents. In response to threats presented by bioterrorism and emerging infectious diseases, the NIAID Division of Microbiology and Infectious Diseases (DMID) has established research programs to facilitate development of countermeasures for certain pathogens and toxins. Through this FOA, the NIAID invites research applications for projects focused on preclinical development of lead candidate vaccines, vaccine technologies, adjuvants, therapeutics, immunotherapeutics, and/or medical diagnostics that address one or more NIAID Category A, B, or C priority pathogens and toxins (agents). RFA-AI-10-003 (NIHG 2/19/10)

Deadline: Letters of Intent 4/20/2010; Applications 5/20/2010

8-12 NIDDK Education Program Grants (R25) (NIH)

This funding opportunity announcement (FOA) encourages Research Education (R25) grant applications from applicant organizations that propose the create educational opportunities to attract undergraduate students, graduate students, and postdoctoral fellows to careers in areas of biomedical or behavioral research of particular interest to the NIDDK, while fostering the career development of these students and fellows. The NIDDK is especially interested in attracting students and postdoctoral fellows from scientific disciplines underrepresented in disease-oriented biomedical research, such as engineering, informatics, computer science, and computational sciences, to encourage them to apply their expertise to research relevant to diabetes and other endocrine and metabolic diseases; digestive and liver diseases; nutrition; obesity research and prevention; and kidney, urologic and hematological diseases. PAR-10-092 (NIHG 1/29/10)

Deadline: 3/26/2010, 5/25/2010, 9/25/2010