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March 26, 2010 (Vol. 19, No. 12) Program Information

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 (FB 12-4, 12-9) 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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12-1 Agriculture and Food Research Initiative (AFRI) RFA (USDA)

USDA has just released its AFRI competitive grants program. This year the RFA is in seven parts: Foundational Programs; Childhood Obesity Prevention; Climate Change; Global Food Security; Food Safety; Sustainable Bioenergy; and the Fellowships Grant Program which will be released in April. Each major category has numerous programs with deadlines that range from April through mid-September. Several programs have Letters of Intent due April 14. (GG 3/22/10)

Deadline: First Letters of Intent 4/14/2010, Last Applications 9/15/2010

12-2 Home and Family Based Approaches for the Prevention or Management of Overweight or Obesity in Early Childhood (R01) (NIH)

This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) invites Research Project Grant (R01) applications from institutions/organizations that propose randomized clinical trials testing novel home- or family-based interventions for the prevention or management of overweight in infancy and early childhood. Tested interventions can use behavioral (including dietary and physical activity), environmental, or other relevant approaches. Applications should focus on infants and young children (to age six years) and emphasize the role of home environments and the influence of family/extended family members and parents (including guardians/substantial care-providers) within the child's home environment. This FOA will utilize the research project (R01) grant mechanism and runs in parallel with a FOA of identical scientific scope, PA-10-128, that encourages applications under the R21 mechanism. PA-10-127 (NIHG 3/12/10)

Deadline: Letters of Intent 5/5/2010; Applications 6/5/2010, 10/5/2010, 2/5/2011

12-3 Transforming Biomedicine at the Interface of the Life and Physical Sciences (R01) (NIH)

The goal of this funding opportunity announcement, issued by the National Institutes of Health and the National Science Foundation, is to stimulate quantitative and physical scientists to work with biomedical scientists to transform technological innovation and basic knowledge in the quantitative sciences into new or improved devices or systems for health care. PAR-10-141 (GG 3/18/10)

Deadline: Letters of Intent 4/18/2010, 4/18/2011; Applications 5/18/2010, 5/18/2011

12-4 Team-Based Design in Biomedical Engineering Education (R25) (NIH)

This FOA, issued by the National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB) and the Eunice K. Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD), encourages applications from institutions that propose to establish new or to enhance existing team-based design courses in undergraduate Biomedical Engineering departments or programs. This FOA targets undergraduate students at the senior level but may also include junior undergraduates and first-year graduate students. Courses that address innovative and/or ground-breaking development, multidisciplinary/interdisciplinary training, and diversity recruitment are especially encouraged. Applicant institutions may submit only one application per receipt date to this FOA. PAR-10-140 (GG 3/18/10)

Deadline: Internal 4/1/2010; Letters of Intent 4/19/2010; Applications 5/18/2010

12-5 Collaborative Research for Molecular and Genomic Studies of Behavior in Animal Models (R01) (NIH)

The purpose of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA), issued by the National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS) and the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD), is to facilitate collaborative research, involving behavioral scientists and investigators with expertise in molecular biology and/or genomics, which addresses questions about the mechanisms of behavior in animal models. Applications from multiple PIs are encouraged. PA-10-125 (NIHG 3/12/10)

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

12-6 Innovations in Biological Imaging and Visualization (NSF)

The IBIV activity supports the development of novel approaches to the analysis of biological research images through the innovative Ideas Lab project development and review process. The analysis and visual representation of complex biological images present daunting challenges across all scales of investigation, from multispectral analysis of foliage or algal bloom patterns in satellite images, to automated specimen classification, and tomographic reconstructions in structural biology. The goal of this activity is to identify opportunities for investment to advance the state-of-the-art in biological image analysis, data visualization, archiving, and dissemination. Participants selected through an open application process will engage in an intensive five-day residential workshop to generate project ideas through an innovative, real-time review process. The single limit on number of proposals per PI applies to the preliminary proposal stage only. NSF 10-538 (GG 2/12/10)

Deadline: Preproposals 4/12/2010; Proposals 7/15/2010


12-7 Fellowships (NEH)

Fellowships support individuals pursuing advanced research that is of value to humanities scholars, general audiences, or both. Recipients have usually produced articles, monographs, books, digital materials, archaeological site reports, translations, editions, or other scholarly resources. Fellowships support continuous full-time work for a period of six to twelve months. Fellowships may not be used for curricular or pedagogical tools, methods, theories, or surveys; preparations or revision of textbooks; works in the creative and performing arts, i.e., painting, writing fiction or poetry, dance performance, etc.; doctoral dissertations or theses. 20100504-FA (GG 1/19/10)

Deadline: 5/4/2010


12-8 Transforming Undergraduate Education in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (TUES) (NSF)

The Transforming Undergraduate Education in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (TUES) program seeks to improve the quality of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education for all undergraduate students. This solicitation especially encourages projects that have the potential to transform undergraduate STEM education, for example, by bringing about widespread adoption of classroom practices that embody understanding of how students learn most effectively. Thus transferability and dissemination are critical aspects for projects developing instructional materials and methods and should be considered throughout the project's lifetime. NSF 10-544 (GG 2/24/10)

Deadline: 5/27/2010, 1/14/2011


12-9 Instrumentation for Material Research--Major Instrumentation Projects (IMR-MIP) (NSF)

The Instrumentation for Materials Research--Major Instrumentation Projects (IMR-MIP) program in the Division of Materials Research provides support for the design and construction of major instruments costing more than $4 million but less than $20 million. While all types of instrumentation are encouraged, in FY2010, there will be an emphasis on coherent light sources for R&D proposals. The program supports three types of awards: Research and Development (R&D), Conceptual and Engineering Design (CED) awards, and Construction (CNST) awards. An institution may submit at most one IMR-MIP proposal in a given year. NSF 10-552

Deadline: Internal 4/21/2010; Proposals 6/21/2010

12-10 Terrestrial Hydrology (NASA)

The NASA Terrestrial Hydrology program (THP) has the scientific objective to use remote sensing to develop a predictive understanding of the role of water in land-atmosphere interactions and to further the scientific basis of water resources management. A current stress on interpretation of hydrological information derived from satellites, or global circulation models (GCMs), is their native spatial resolution. The Terrestrial Hydrology program solicits three types of research that deal with or relate to the problem of nascent coarse spatial scales. In particular, THP is interested in developing science that will further the use of future sensors for both scientific and applied science uses. NNH10ZDA001N-THP (GG 3/16/10)

Deadline: Notices of Intent 4/21/2010; Proposals 6/15/2010

12-11 Advancing Uncertainty Quantification (UQ) in Modeling, Simulation, and Analysis of Complex Systems (DOE)

The Office of Advancing Scientific Computing Research (ASCR) of the Office of Science (SC), U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), announces its interest in receiving applications for research addressing the mathematical and computational challenges of uncertainty quantification in the modeling and simulation of complex natural and engineered systems. DE-FOA-0000315 (GG 3/16/10)

Deadline: 4/26/2010

12-12 NSF/FDA Scholar-in-Residence at FDA (NSF)

The National Science Foundation (NSF) and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), have established the NSF/FDA Scholar-in-Residence Program at FDA. This program comprises an interagency partnership for the investigation of scientific and engineering issues concerning emerging trends in medical device technology. This solicitation features four flexible mechanisms for support of research at the FDA: 1) Faculty at FDA; 2) Graduate Student Fellowships; 3) Postdoctoral Fellowships; and, 4) Undergraduate Student Research Experiences. NSF 10-533

Deadline: 4/27/2010, 3/15/2011


12-13 Strategic Partnering to Evaluate Cancer Signatures (SPECS II] (U01) (NIH)

This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA), issued by the National Cancer Institute (NCI), encourages the submission of grant applications for support of the clinical application of multi-analyte molecular signatures derived from comprehensive molecular annotation of tumors. There is growing recognition in the clinical cancer research community that annotation of tumor specimens with data that integrates information about molecular alterations at the levels of DNA, RNA, and protein provides not only a more complete understanding of tumor biology but also provides a significant opportunity for developing new clinical tools to improve cancer treatment. The purpose of this initiative is to build on recent demonstrations that molecular signatures correlate with important clinical parameters in cancer. PAR-10-126 (NIHG 3/12/10)

Deadline: Letters of Intent 5/15/2010, 5/15/2011; Applications 6/15/2010, 6/15/2011


12-14 Social Network Analysis and Health (R01) (NIH)

This FOA encourages research that aims to accomplish one or more specific goals: 1) generate new theories that would enhance the capabilities and value of Social Network Analysis (SNA); 2) address fundamental questions about social interactions and processes in social networks; 3) address fundamental questions about social networks in relation to health and health-related behaviors; 4) develop innovative methodologies and technologies to facilitate, improve, and expand the capabilities of SNA. This FOA will utilize the R01 grant mechanism and runs in parallel with a FOA of identical scientific scope, PAR-10-146, that encourages applications under the R21 mechanism. PAR-10-145 (NIHG 3/19/10)

Deadline: Letters of Intent 5/3/2010, 4/11/2011; Applications 6/3/2010, 5/11/2011