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April 9, 2010 (Vol. 19, No. 14)

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 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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14-1 Transformative Science (BSF)

The U.S.--Israel Binational Science Foundation (BSF) is pleased to announce the opening of the first round of applications in its new program devoted to Transformative Science grants. The BSF definition of Transformative Science has been adopted from the NSF and is: ""Research driven by ideas that have potential to radically change our understanding of an important scientific concept, or lead to the creation of a new paradigm, or a new field of science. Applications must be submitted jointly by at least one Israeli and one American scientist, as required in all BSF programs.

Deadline: Preproposals 5/11/2010


14-2 Supplemental and Alternative Crops Competitive Grants Programs (USDA)

The Supplemental and Alternative Crops Competitive Grants Programs (SACC) supports the significant increase of canola crop acreage by the development and testing of superior germplasm, methods of planting, cultivation, harvesting, processing, and transfer of such applied research from experimental sites to on farm practice as soon as practicable. FY 1010 funding will support projects that focus primarily on field production, including, but not limited to, genetic improvement, Biodiesel/bio-products, blackleg disease, health and nutrition, input cost reduction, pod shattering, and winter canola productions systems have been identified as high priority research areas for FY 2010. Priority will be given to applications that provide evidence of multi-state cooperation with a minimum of three state cooperators and to applications that utilize existing expertise and resources of the Agricultural Research Service, and the land-grant colleges and universities in this field of research. USDA-NIFA-OP-003098 (GG 4/1/10)

Deadline: 5/6/2010


14-3 Planetary Geology and Geophysics (NASA)

The Planetary Geology and Geophysics (PGG) program supports scientific investigations of planetary surfaces and interiors, satellites (including the Moon), satellite and ring systems, and smaller Solar System bodies such as asteroids and comets. The goals of the PGG program are to foster the synthesis, analysis, and comparative study of data that will improve the understanding of the extent and influence of planetary geological and geophysical processes on the bodies of the Solar System. Supported research projects involve analysis and synthesis of existing data to investigate geological and geophysical processes and phenomena observed on natural objects within the Solar System. NNH10ZDA001N-PGG (GG 3/31/10)

Deadline: Notices of Intent 4/30/2010; Applications 6/4/2010

14-4 Subsurface Biogeochemical Research (DOE)

The Office of Science (SC), U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announces interest in receiving applications for research grants for Subsurface Biogeochemical Research (SBR), which is within the Climate and Environmental Sciences Division (CESD) in the Office of Biological and Environmental Research (BER). SBR seeks to advance fundamental science towards solutions to key DOE environmental challenges including carbon sequestration, contamination from past nuclear weapons production and a scientific basis for the long term stewardship of nuclear waste disposal. The activity supports an integrated portfolio of research ranging from molecular to field scales with emphasis on the use of advanced computer models and multidisciplinary, interactive, experimentation to understand and predict contaminant transport in complex subsurface environments. DE-FOA-0000311 (GG 3/24/10)

Deadline: Preapplications 4/27/2010; Applications 7/15/2010

14-5 Research Opportunities in Materials Science (NASA)

Proposals are solicited by the Exploration Systems Mission Directorate (ESMD) Advanced Capabilities Division for hypothesis-driven materials science research investigations in the following areas: thermophysical data, microstructural development and morphological evolution. This call is for ground-based research that may eventually lead to research on the International Space Station (ISS). Because some of the selections may be considered for a future flight experiment, the proposers must show a clear path from the proposed ground-based research to an experiment that can feasibly be conducted in the Low Gradient Furnace (LGF) or the Solidification and Quenching Furnace (SQF) on the ISS. Proposals submitted in response to this NRA will use a two-step process. Only PIs submitting Step-1 proposals determined to be relevant to the solicited research on this NRA will be invited to submit full Step-2 proposals. NNH10ZTT001N (GG 3/16/10)

Deadline: 4/30/2010

14-6 FY2010 Energy Efficient Building Systems Regional Innovation Cluster Initiative (DOE)

This joint FOA is the first pilot project of the Interagency Regional Innovation Clusters Taskforce (Taskforce). The Taskforce has been charged with developing a replicable and sustainable model for coordinated federal and regional efforts that foster and use regional innovation clusters to develop and demonstrate sustainable and efficient models for attaining national strategic objectives; create and retain Good Jobs; eliminate gaps between the supply and demand for workers in specialized fields through training and education; increase regional gross domestic product (GDP); promote innovation in science and technology; and enhance the economic, technological, and commercial competitiveness of the United States on the global stage. The E-RIC must operate within a defined geographic region that includes a geographically-bounded, active network of similar, synergistic or complementary organizations engaged in or with the energy efficient building systems and design industry, with active channels for business transactions, communications, and dialogue, that share specialized infrastructure, labor markets and services. ERIC2010 (GG 2/12/10)

Deadline: 5/6/2010

14-7 Advanced Technological Education (NSF)

With an emphasis on two-year colleges, the Advanced Technological Education (ATE) program focuses on the education of technicians for the high-technology fields that drive our nation's economy. The program involves partnerships between academic institutions and employers to promote improvement in the education of science and engineering technicians at the undergraduate and secondary school levels. The ATE program supports curriculum development; professional development of college faculty and secondary school teachers; career pathways to two-year colleges from secondary schools and from two-year colleges to four-year institutions; and other activities. NSF 10-539 (GG 2/12/10)

Deadline: Preproposals 4/22/2010, 4/21/2011; Proposals 10/21/2010, 10/20/2011

14-8 American Competitiveness in Chemistry-Fellowship (ACC-F) (NSF)

The American Competitiveness in Chemistry-Fellowship program is a program to support postdoctoral associates in chemistry. It seeks to 1) build ties between academic and industrial, and/or national laboratory, and/or Chemistry Division-funded center researchers (partners) and 2) involve beginning scientists in efforts to broaden participation in chemistry. Fellows will pursue research with industrial, and/or national laboratory, and/or Chemistry Division-funded center partners that will enrich their in-house research program. NSF 10-535

Deadline: 5/6/2010, 4/4/2011


14-9 DoD Neurofibromatosis Investigator-Initiated Focused Research Award (DOD)

The NFRP Investigator-Initiated Focused Research Award (IIFRA) mechanism is being offered for the first time in FY2010. Proposals for this mechanism must address one or more of the following areas related to NF and/or Schwannomatosis: Pain, Wound Repair, nerve regeneration, Stress and inflammation, Cognitive dysfunction, Health-related quality of life, and Neurofibromin protein. Research involving participation of human subject use is permitted; however, clinical trials are NOT ALLOWED under this funding opportunity. The FY10 NFRP strongly encourages collaborative research between basic scientists and clinical researchers, and between academic scientists and biotechnology/pharmaceutical industry scientists. W81XWH-10-NFRP-IIFRA (GG 2/23/10

Deadline: Preapplications 4/29/2010; Applications 5/20/2010

14-10 DoD Breast Cancer Idea Award (DOD)

The Idea Award is designed to promote new ideas that are still in the early stages of development and have the potential to yield highly impactful data and new avenues of investigation. Research projects should include a well-formulated, testable hypothesis based on strong scientific rationale. The BCRP seeks applications from all areas of basic, translational, clinical, behavioral, and epidemiological research. Innovation and Impact are the most important aspects of the Idea Award. W81XWH-10-BCRP-IDEA (GG1/29/10)

Deadline: Preapplications 4/21/2010; Applications 5/5/2010

14-11 Exploring New Air Pollution -- Health Effects Links in Existing Datasets (EPA)

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), as part of its Science to Achieve Results (STAR) program, is seeking applications proposing to use existing datasets from health studies to analyze health outcomes for which the link to air pollution is not well established, or to evaluate underlying heterogeneity in health responses among subgroups defined by susceptibility or extent and/or composition of exposure. EPA-G2010-STAR-B1

Deadline: 4/27/2010


14-12 Research and Evaluation of Sexual Violence, Stalking, and Teen Dating Violence (DOJ)

NIJ is seeking applications for funding related to research and evaluation on violence against women--specifically projects on sexual violence, stalking, and teen dating violence. Proposed research should help increase women's safety and improve the justice system and related responses to sexual violence, stalking, and teen dating violence. Research is sought on the criminal justice system's response to sexual violence and stalking; the extent of the problem of teen dating and characteristics of abusive teen relationships; and evaluation of the impact and effectiveness of teen dating violence programs, policies, and legislation in addressing teen dating violence. NIJ-2010-2433 (GG 3/31/10)

Deadline: 6/1/2010

14-13 Scientific Meetings for Creating Interdisciplinary Research Teams (R13) (NIH)

This FOA encourages Research Conference Grant (R13) applications from institutions and organizations that propose to develop interdisciplinary research teams. Teams must include investigators from the social and/or behavioral sciences, and may include the life and/or physical sciences. The goal is to broaden the scope of investigation into scientific problems, yield fresh and possibly unexpected insights, and increase the sophistication of theoretical, methodological, and analytical approaches by integrating the analytical strengths of two or more disparate scientific disciplines while addressing gaps in terminology, approach, and methodology. PA-10-106

Deadline: 8/12/2010, 12/12/2010, 4/12/2011

14-14 Fellowships for Advanced Social Science Research on Japan (NEH)

The Fellowship Program for Advanced Social Science Research on Japan is a joint activity of the Japan-U.S. Friendship Commission (JUSFC) and the National Endowment for the Humanities. Awards support research on modern Japanese society and political economy, Japan's international relations, and U.S.--Japan relations. Appropriate disciplines for the research include anthropology, economics, geography, history, international relations, linguistics, political science, psychology, public administration, and sociology. 20100504-FO (GG 1/19/10)

Deadline: 5/4/2010