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April 16, 2010 (Vol. 19, No. 15)

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 15-4, 15-8) 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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15-1 Center of Excellence for School Food Safety Research (USDA)

The U.S. Department of Agriculture, Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) is seeking to establish a Center of Excellence for School Food Safety Research to provide science-based support to improve the safety of foods provided through the FNS nutrition assistance programs, particularly those served in schools and child care settings. The Center will be established at a university that has an interdisciplinary group of faculty to address food safety issues, including but not limited to, expertise in food safety, food microbiology, foodservice management, agricultural production (both livestock and plants), psychology, sociology, research design, and statistics. The Center will be funded for a minimum of two years, with continuation depending on availability of funds and Center performances. Once established, the Center would be encouraged to seek funding from other sources. FSS may serve as technical advisors and may serve as co-principal investigators on specific projects as appropriate. USDA-FNS-OEMCOE-11 (GG 4/14/10)

Deadline: 6/11/2010

15-2 Macrosystems Biology: Research on Biological Systems at Regional to Continental Scales (NSF)

The Macrosystems Biology: Research on Biological Systems at Regional to Continental Scales will support quantitative, interdisciplinary, systems-oriented research on biosphere processes and their complex interactions with climate, land use, and invasive species at regional to continental scales as well as planning and development activities to enable groups to conduct Macrosystems Biology Research. NSF 10-555

Deadline: 9/16/2010, 4/4/2011


15-3 Math and Science Partnership (NSF)

The Math and Science Partnership (MSP) program is a major research and development effort that supports innovative partnerships to improve K-12 student achievement in mathematics and science. MSP projects are expected to raise the achievement levels of all students and significantly reduce achievement gaps in the mathematics and science performance of diverse student populations. Through this solicitation, NSF seeks to support five types of awards: 1) Targeted Partnerships focus on studying and solving teaching and learning issues within a specific grade range or at a critical juncture in education, and/or within a specific disciplinary focus in mathematics or the sciences; 2) Institute Partnerships Teacher Institutes for the 21st Century focus on meeting national needs for teacher leaders/master teachers who have deep knowledge of disciplinary content for teaching and are fully prepared to be school or district-based intellectual leaders in mathematics or the sciences; 3) MSP-Start Partnerships are for awardees new to the MSP program, especially from minority-serving institutions, community colleges and primarily undergraduate institutions, to support the necessary data analysis, project design, evaluation and team building activities needed to develop a full MSP Targeted or Institute Partnership; 4) Phase II Partnerships are for prior NSF MSP Partnership awardees; and 5) Research, Evaluation and Technical Assistance (RETA) projects. An organization can be the lead on only one proposal among all categories. NSF 10-556 (GG 4/8/10)

Deadline: Internal 5/8/2010; Proposals 7/8/2010


15-4 Mars Fundamental Research (NASA)

The Mars Fundamental Research program (MFRP) seeks to sponsor the best and most innovative scientific research concerning atmospheric, climatological, geologic, geophysical, and geochemical processes on Mars. The program offers opportunities for Mars research beyond those available from analyses of spacecraft data alone. The MFRP includes investigations that use: (i) theoretical and experimental studies, including laboratory studies of analog materials, to investigate the coupled atmospheric and geological systems on Mars; (ii) quantitative terrestrial field experiments that improve understanding of the in situ measurements that have been or that will be made on Mars; and (iii) any other innovative research activities that demonstrate relevance to NASA's overarching goals for the scientific exploration of Mars. NNH10ZDA001N-MFRP (GG 4/14/10)

Deadline: Notices of Intent 5/7/2010; Applications 7/9/2010

15-5 Earth Science U.S. Participating Investigator (NASA)

NASA's strategic goal in Earth Science is motivated by the fundamental question How is the Earth changing and what are the consequences for life on Earth? NASA makes use of space-based, surface-based, airborne, and balloon-based measurements, as well as a broad suite of observations (both space-based and other) made by other interagency and international partners. Particular interest is given to having close connections with the satellite observations of international partners, especially as coordinated through the Committee on Earth Observation Satellites as well as other large international coordinating organizations, such as the World Meteorological Organization. NNH10ZDA001N-ESUSPI (GG 4/8/10)

Deadline: Notices of Intent 5/3/2010; Proposals 7/1/2010

15-6 U.S. China Clean Energy Research Center (CERC) (DOE)

On November 17, 2009, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), Chinese Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST) and Chinese National Energy Administration (NEA) agreed to develop a U.S.-China Clean Energy Research Center (CERC). The Center will facilitate joint research and development on clean energy by teams of scientists and engineers from the U.S. and China, as well as serve as a clearinghouse to help research in each country. Topics to be addressed through CERC are: 1) building energy efficiency' 2) clean coal including carbon capture and storage, and 3) clean vehicles. These are areas in which the U.S. and China have a shared interest in further developing technology to help our countries meet clean energy and climate change goals. DE-FOA-0000324 (GG 3/30/10)

Deadline: 5/14/2010

15-7 National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency 2010 University Research Initiatives (NURI) (DOD)

This Broad Agency Announcement (BAA), by the National Geospatial Intelligence Agency (NGA), announces the Fiscal Year 2010 competition for the NGA University Research Initiatives (NURI) program. The program focuses on specific research topics in geospatial-intelligence analysis and its related technologies. This includes research to help improve analyst abilities as well as to provide better automated capabilities in the analyst environment. The NURI program awards multi-year grants to address NGA's needs. The program is a component of the NGA Academic Research Program (NARP). HM1582-10-BAA-0002 (GG 3/23/10)

Deadline: 5/14/2010

15-8 NSF/DOE Partnership on Thermoelectric Devices for Vehicle Applications (NSF)

The Directorate for Engineering at the National Science Foundation has established a partnership with the U.S. Department of Energy Vehicle Technologies Program in order to address critical fundamental and applied research challenges associated with harvesting waste heat in vehicle applications. The goal of the partnership is to leverage the complementary mission of deployment and commercialization (DOE) and fundamental research and education (NSF) to address issues of national importance that impact our reliance on foreign sources of oil. The Directorate for Engineering seeks proposals with transformative ideas that will impact national needs and priorities in energy conservation and climate change, specifically as pertains to novel thermoelectric devices and systems for harvesting waste heat in vehicle applications. The principal investigator and co-principal investigator may participate in only one proposal submitted to this solicitation. It is the responsibility of the submitting institution to insure that the PI and all co-PIs are participating in only one proposal submitted to this solicitation. NSF 10-549 (GG 3/23/10)

Deadline: Internal 5/1/2010; Letters of Intent 5/21/2010; Applications 6/22/2010

15-9 Heliophysics Theory (NASA)

The Heliophysics Research Program of the Science Mission Directorate supports investigations of the Sun and planetary space environments, including the origin, evolution, and interactions of space plasmas and electromagnetic fields in the heliosphere and in connection with the galaxy. Understanding the origin and nature of solar activity and its effect on the space environment of the Earth is a particular focus. The Heliophysics Theory Program (HTP) is specifically designed to support theory and modeling investigations of problems that fall within the general realm of Heliophysics, but are of sufficient breadth that their successful completion requires the efforts of a synergistically interacting group of investigators led by a single Principal Investigator. NN10ZDA001N-HTP (GG 4/8/10)

Deadline: Notices of Intent 4/20/2010; Proposals 6/29/2010


15-10 Therapeutic Effects of Horses on Humans (HHRF)

The Horse and Humans Research Foundation seeks to fund scientific research that explores the currently unsubstantiated benefits of equine-assisted activities, leading to the discovery of the most effective methods and techniques for conducting thousands of existing and future programs. The broad research agenda includes basic research as well as clinical studies that impact the physical and mental health and quality of life for people with disabilities who are involved with equine-assisted activities or therapies. (PND 1/15/10)

Deadline: 5/15/2010

15-11 Minor Use Minor Species Development of Drugs (R01) (FDA)

This FOA is issued by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Center for Veterinary Medicine (CVM), and solicits Research Project (R01) grant applications from institutions/organizations that propose to develop, or support the development of, new animal drugs for intended minor use in major space or intended use in minor species. Only new animal drug products that have been designed in accordance with the provisions of sections 573 of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (the act) (21 U.S.C. 360ccc-2) and 21 CFR Part 516 are eligible for grants. FDA is authorized to provide grants for designated new animal drugs to assist in defraying the costs of qualified safety and effectiveness testing. RFA-FD-10-001 (NIHG 4/9/10)

Deadline: 5/14/2010, 9/3/2010, 2/4/2011


15-12 Innovative Care Programs (Alzheimer's)

The Alzheimer's Foundation of America is accepting applications for its annual Brodsky Grant recognizing an innovative program or service that improves the lives of individuals with Alzheimer's disease and related illness, as well as the lives of their families. The Brodsky Grant will provide funding to a new or existing program that betters the lives of those affected by dementia, and exemplifies innovativeness, greatest need, and replication potential. Programs could involve, but are not limited to, hands-on care, delivery of social services, cognitive stimulation, the arts, safety, and training. (PND 4/9/10)

Deadline: 5/15/2010

15-13 Research Planning Grants to Support Application of Behavioral Economics in USDA's Child Nutrition Programs (USDA)

The Food Assistance and Nutrition Research Program (FANRP) of USDA's Economic Research Service (ERS) and the USDA's Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) announce the availability of funds and a request for applications for planning grants to promote new research in methods to improve children's eating habits through USDA's child nutrition programs. The planning grants will focus on developing research capacity in behavioral economic strategies and interventions that can be applied to child nutrition programs to improve children's food choices and reduce the prevalence of obesity. The activities that the planning grants will support include fostering research relationships between researchers and State or local implementing agencies, testing concepts and methods in small-scale pilots, and developing and testing data collection methodologies. FANRP2010-003 (GG 3/12/10)

Deadline: 5/17/2010