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March 12, 2010 (Vol. 19, No. 10)

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 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 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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10-1 Environmental Economics Workshops, and Data Gathering for Dissertation and Early Career Research on the Pollution Control Aspects of Environmental Economics (EPA)

The Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) National Center for Environmental Economics (NCEE) is soliciting proposals for Federal assistance for 1) sponsoring Environmental Economics Workshops, and for 2) research support for Data Gathering for Dissertation and Early Career Research on the Pollution Control Aspects of Environmental Economics. The NCEE supports leading-edge research to stimulate the sound use of economics that fulfills EPA's mission to protect human health and safeguard the natural environment. NCEE and its predecessors have long sponsored research to improve the data and methods available to determine the economic value of improved pollution control and other aspects of environmental economics. EPA-OPEI-NCEE-10-01 (GG 3/10/10)

Deadline: 4/26/2010

10-2 Quantum Effects in Biological Environments (QuBE) (DARPA)

DARPA is soliciting innovative research proposals in the areas of quantum effects in a biological environment. Proposed research should establish beyond any doubt that manifestly quantum effects occur in biology, and demonstrate through stimulation proof-of-concept experiments that devices that exploit these effects could be developed into biomimetic sensors. DARPA-BAA-10-40

Deadline: Abstracts 4/8/2010; Proposals 5/3/2010

10-3 Ethics in Science, Mathematics, and Engineering Online Resource Center (Ethics Resource) (NSF)

The Ethics in Science, Mathematics, and Engineering Online Resource Center competition proposes to fund one award to support a multidisciplinary team of researchers who will create an online resource center that develops, compiles, and maintains resources related to ethics in science, mathematics, and engineering. The research team's focus will be to gather existing information, generate new knowledge, and create interactive tools that will help scientists and engineers incorporate ethical issues and reasoning into their pedagogy and research. The online resource center should be creative, comprehensive, accessible, and constantly evolving. NSF 10-547

Deadline: Letters of Intent 4/30/2010; Proposals 6/3/2010

10-4 Recovery Act Limited Competition: The NIH Director's ARRA Funded Pathfinder Award to Promote Diversity in the Scientific Workforce (DP4) (NIH)

This new FOA introduces a new research grant program to encourage exceptionally creative individual scientists to develop highly innovative and possibly transforming approaches for promoting diversity within the biomedical research workforce. To be considered highly innovative, the proposed research must reflect ideas substantially different from those already being pursued or it must apply existing research designs in new and innovative ways to unambiguously identify factors that will improve the retention of students, postdocs and faculty from diverse backgrounds. Awardees must commit a major portion (generally 30% or more) of their research effort to activities supported by the Director's Pathfinder Award and the proposed research must be endorsed by the highest levels of institutional management. RFA-OD-10-013 (NIHG 3/5/10)

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


10-5 Community Outreach and Assistance Partnership Program (USDA)

The Federal Crop Insurance Corporation (FCIC) and the Risk Management Agency (RMA), announces the availability of funding for collaborative outreach and assistance programs for limited resource, socially disadvantaged and other traditionally under-served farmers and ranchers, who produce Priority Commodities. Recipients of awards must demonstrate non-financial benefits from a partnership agreement and must agree to the substantial involvement of RMA in the project. CFDA 10.455 (FR 3/1/10)

Deadline: 4/15/2010


10-6 Roses 2010: Opportunities in Education and Public Outreach for Earth and Space Sciences (NASA)

This Opportunities in Education and Public Outreach for Earth and Space Sciences (EPOESS) solicitation is for project activities utilizing Science Mission Directorate content supporting NASA education and public outreach (E/PO) objectives. It solicits proposals that address substantial and substantive educational or outreach needs or problems and offer solutions of significant impact. NNH10ZDA001N-EPOESS (GG 3/9/10)

Deadline: Notice of Intent 4/2/2010; Proposals 6/3/2010


10-7 Fellowship/Scholarship Program (DOE)

The purpose of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to award 5-year cooperative agreements to accredited U.S. Colleges and Universities to allow two- and four-year Universities to receive and administer fellowship and scholarship funding awarded by the U.S. Department of Energy Office of Nuclear Energy (DOE-NE) to selected students who will be attending their Universities. Universities will be allocated the money for specific students selected by a separate DOE-NE program. These cooperative agreements will allow students from recipient Universities to apply for DOE-NE fellowships and scholarships through separate competitive Requests for Applications. This vehicle establishes a mechanism for the scholarship and/or fellowship funding to be transferred to the Universities and establishes the allowable costs for the program. The fellowships and scholarships are focused on two-, four-year, and graduate programs in science and engineering disciplines related to nuclear energy, such as Nuclear Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Chemistry, Health Physics, Nuclear Materials Science, Radiochemistry, Applied Nuclear Physics, Nuclear Policy, Radiation Protection Technology, Nuclear Power Technology, Nuclear Maintenance Technology, and Nuclear Engineering Technology. DE-FOA-0000304 (GG 3/5/10)

Deadline: 3/2/2011

10-8 Research in Innovative Approaches to Fusion Energy Sciences (DOE)

The Fusion Energy Sciences (FES) Program of the Office of Science (SC), U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), announces its interest in receiving grant applications for innovative approaches to fusion energy sciences. All individuals or groups planning to submit applications for new or renewal funding in Fiscal Year 2010 should submit in response to this FOA. DE-FOA-0000286 (GG 3/2/10)

Deadline: 4/30/2010

10-9 Alternatives to Conduct Energy Less-Lethal Devices (DOJ)

Less-lethal devices employing conducted energy (CED), such as the TASER, are unique. They are the only devices available to law enforcement and corrections officers today that can compel instantaneous compliance, absent the threat of use of deadly force. With this solicitation, NIJ seeks applications to develop, demonstrate, and test less-lethal devices that provide the same capability but do not use conducted energy, and which do not pose an undue risk (ideally no risk) of injury to the subject, bystanders, or the officer involved. NIJ-2010-2410 (GG 2/4/10)

Deadline: 3/22/2010

10-10 Domestic Nuclear Detection Office-National Science Foundation Academic Research Initiative (ARI) (NSF)

In FY 2010, the Domestic Nuclear Detection Office (DNDO) within the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) will invest, in partnership with the National Science Foundation (NSF), in frontier research at academic institutions. This transformational research effort will be focused on detection systems, individual sensors or other research that is potentially relevant to the detection of nuclear weapons, special nuclear material, radiation dispersal devices and related threats. The joint DNDO-NSF efforts, in coordination with the efforts of other agencies, seeks to advance fundamental knowledge in new technologies for the detection of nuclear threats and to develop intellectual capacity in fields of relevance to long-term advances in nuclear detection capability. NSF 10-526 (GG1/18/10)

Deadline: 4/15/2010

10-11 Energy Innovation - Fuels from Sunlight (DOE)

The Department of Energy will launch three Energy Innovation Hubs in FY2010: Fuels from Sunlight, Energy Efficient Building Systems Design, and Modeling and Simulation for Nuclear Reactors. In a new Research and Development structure modeled on the Department's successful Bioenergy Research Centers, each Hub will comprise a highly comprise a highly collaborative team, spanning multiple scientific, engineering, and where appropriate, economics, and public-policy disciplines. By bringing together top talent across the full spectrum of Research and Development performers, including universities, private industry, non-profits, and National Laboratories, each Hub is expected to become a world-leading Research and Development center in its topical area. DE-FOA-0000214 (GG 12/22/09)

Deadline: 3/29/2010


10-12 Common Pathogenic Mechanisms of Lung Cancer and COPD (R01) (NIH)

This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) issued by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute and the National Cancer Institute, solicits Research Project Grant (R01) applications from institutions/organizations to identify the fundamental etiopathogenetic commonalities between lung cancer and Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) in order to characterize: a) the genotypic and phenotypic characteristics that determine individual susceptibility; and b) the shared biochemical, molecular, and immunological pathways involved in the origin and progression of the two diseases. RFA-HL-11-002 (NIHG 3/5/10)

Deadline: Letters of Intent 5/18/2010; Applications 6/18/2010

10-13 Advancing Theory in Biology (ATB) (NSF)

The Biological Sciences Directorate invites submission of proposals that advance our conceptual and theoretical understanding of living systems. The Advancing Theory in Biology (ATB) announcement supports the development of new theoretical approaches that will improve our understanding of general biological principles that account for phenomena that occur independently across levels of biological organizations. NSF 10-525 (GG 1/18/10)

Deadline: 4/13/2010


10-14 Strategic Enhancement to Mentoring Programs (DOJ)

While research indicates that quality mentoring is a promising delinquency prevention technique, certain program characteristics and elements are moderators of its effectiveness. This solicitation invites eligible applicants to propose evidence-based enhancements that are among these moderators of program effectiveness. The three strategies include: 1) involving the parents in activities or services, 2) providing structured activities and programs for the mentoring matches, and 3) developing and implementing on-going training and support for mentors. OJJDP-2010-2534 (GG 3/1/10)

Deadline: 4/14/2010

10-15 Investigator Initiated Research on Youth Settings (Grant)

The William T. Grant Foundation supports high-quality research designed to enhance the understanding of how youth settings work, how they affect youth development, and how they can be improved, as well as when, how, and under what conditions research evidence is used in policy and practice that affect youth and how its use can be improved. The foundation's current Action Topic is improving the quality of the afterschool programs. PND 2/12/10

Deadline: Letters of Inquiry 4/6/2010