April 23, 2010 (Vol. 19, No. 16)
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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: email@example.com, by the Internal due date listed in the Funding Bulletin (FB 16-11) 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:
The Office of Naval Research (ONR) is interested in receiving proposals for the BRC Program, which supports basic science and/or engineering research within academia and industry. The program is focused on stimulating new, high-risk basic research projects. Work funded under a BAA may include basic research, applied research and some advanced technology development (ATD). ONRBAA10-013 (GG 4/19/10)
16-2 Women and Minorities in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Fields Program (WAMS) (USDA)
This grant program supports research and extension projects that have robust collaborations to increase the participation of women and underrepresented minorities from rural areas in science, technology, engineering and mathematics fields that are relevant to USDA priorities identified by the Secretary: 1) Promotion of a safe, sufficient, and nutritious food supply for all Americans and for people around the world; 2) Sustainable agricultural policies that foster economic viability for small and mid-sized farms and rural businesses, protect natural resources, and promote value-added agriculture; 3) national leadership in climate change mitigation and adaptation; 4) Building a modern workplace with a modern workforce; and 5) Support for 21st century rural communities. USDA-NIFA-WAMS-003137 (GG 4/20/10)
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), as part of its Science to Achieve Results (STAR) program, is seeking applications for research in developing quantitative, dose-response models to elucidate the associations between environmental agents and toxicity pathways across multiple scales of biological organization. Additionally, this solicitation calls for research into way in which the data underlying these models can be managed and shared for easier access, interpretation and use by the broader community for researchers and risk assessors.
16-4 Research to Improve Risk Communication Strategies During and After the Decontamination/Clearance Phase of an Intentional Biological Release (EPA)
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is seeking applications proposing development of effective risk communication strategies during and after decontamination and clearance activities associated with an intentional biological indoor and outdoor wide area contamination. In addition to regular awards, this solicitation includes the opportunity for early career projects. EPA-C2010-ORD-H1 (EPA-C2010-ORD-H1)
The Early Career Fellowship program was established to facilitate the integration of new planetary science researchers into the established research funding programs and to provide tools and experiences useful when searching for a more advanced (i.e., tenure-track, civil servant, or equivalent) position. Two proposals opportunities are offered under the Early Career Fellowship program in ROSES-2010. The first is an opportunity for researchers to be selected as Early Career Fellows. Early career researchers are encouraged to apply for the Fellowship through any participating Planetary Science Research Program element of this ROSES NRA). The second is an opportunity for current Fellows (selected in a prior solicitation) to apply for start-up funds. Selected Fellows have the opportunity to apply directly to the Early Career Fellowship program for up to $100K in start-up funds when they obtain a tenure-track or equivalent position. NNH10ZDA001N-ECF (GG 3/29/10)
This activity enables interagency cooperation on one of the most pressing problems of the millennium--climate change--how it is likely to affect our world, and how we can proactively plan for its consequences. It allows the partner agencies--National Science Foundation (NSF), U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), and U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)--to combine resources to identify and fund the most meritorious and highest-impact projects that support their respective mission, while eliminating duplication of effort and fostering collaboration between agencies and the investigators they support. This interdisciplinary grand challenge calls for the development of next-generation Earth System Models that include coupled and interactive representations of ecosystems, agricultural working lands and forests, urban environments, biogeochemistry, atmospheric chemistry, ocean and atmospheric currents, the water cycle, land ice, and human activities. An individual may appear as Principal Investigator (PI), co-PI, or other senior personnel on only one Type 2 proposal in response to this solicitation (the submission limit does not apply to Type 1 proposals). NSF 10-554
Scientific research and operational support of the research are the principal activities supported by the United States Government in Antarctica. The goals are to expand fundamental knowledge of the region, to foster research on global and regional problems of current scientific importance, and to use Antarctica as a platform from which to support research. The U.S. Antarctic Program provides support for field work only when a compelling justification exists for doing the work in Antarctica (i.e., the work can only be done, or is best done, in Antarctica). The program also supports Antarctica-related analytical research performed at home organizations. NSF 10-543 (GG 2/24/10)
This program is designed to provide one-time seed funding to help initiate work requiring immediate attention until other longer-term resources can be secured to address the issue. NIFA will be soliciting proposals on an as-needed basis during the year to address specific new or emerging issues. For this particular solicitation NIFA is requesting proposals that address specific aspects of the following plant pest and disease issues: Redbay ambrosia beetle in avocados; Brown marmorated stink bug (Halyomorpha halys) in agronomic, fruit and vegetable crops; Trochanter mealybug (Pseudococcus sorghiellus) in soybeans; Uganda (Ug99) Strain of Wheat Stem Rust; and Glyphosate resistant broadleaf weeds. Priority will be given to proposals that demonstrate evidence of collaboration and communication with working groups and approved multi-state research committees, however all applicants qualified to conduct the research are encouraged to apply. USDA-NIFA-OP-003156 (GG 4/20/10)
The National Pork Board is soliciting research proposals dealing with: A) Environmental, B) Swine Health-PRRS, C) Animal Welfare, D) Pork Safety--Pre-Harvest, E) Pork Safety--Post-Harvest, H) Public Health, and L) Antimicrobial Use & Resistance.
16-10 Bridging Cultures: Planning and Implementation Grant for Academic Forums and Program Development Workshops (NEH)
To help American better understand our own rich cultural heritage, while enhancing public knowledge of and respect for others both here and abroad, NEH has launched a new initiative, called Bridging Cultures. The initiative encourages projects that explore the ways in which cultures from around the globe, as well as the myriad within America's borders, have influenced American society. As part of its Bridging Cultures initiative, NEH welcomes proposals to plan and implement a program consisting of a forum and a workshop on one of two humanities themes: "Civility and Democracy" or "The Muslim World and the Humanities." PND 4/16/10
The Physics Frontiers Centers (PFC) program supports university-based centers and institutes where the collective efforts of a larger group of individuals can enable transformational advances in the most promising research areas. The program is designed to foster major breakthroughs at the intellectual frontiers of physics by providing needed resources such as combinations of talents, skills, disciplines, and/or specialized infrastructure, not usually available to individual investigators or small groups, in an environment in which the collective efforts of the larger group can be shown to be seminal to promoting significant progress in the science and the education of students. Activities supported through the program are in all sub-fields of physics within the purview of the Division of Physics: atomic, molecular, optical, plasma, elementary particle, nuclear, astro-, gravitational, and biological physics. Interdisciplinary projects at the interface between these physics areas and other disciplines and physics sub-fields, e.g. biology, quantum information science, mathematical physics, condensed matter physics, and emerging areas of physics are also included. No more than two preliminary proposals may be submitted by any one institution. The same limitation applies to full proposals. Any one individual may be the Principal Investigator (PI) or co-Principal Investigator (co-PI) for only one preliminary proposal. The same limitation applies to full proposals. NSF 10-560
The Division of Mathematical Sciences (DMS) at the National Science Foundation (NSF) has formed a partnership with the Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA) to develop the next generation of mathematical and statistical algorithms for the detection of chemical and biological threats. We solicit proposals from the mathematical sciences community in two main thrust areas: mathematical and statistical techniques for genomics and mathematical and statistical techniques of data for sensor systems. NSF 10-540 (GG 2/24/10)
This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) represents the continuation of the Cancer Education and Career Development Program (CECDP) established by the National Cancer Institute (NCI). The purpose of the CECDP is to support the development and implementation of institutional curriculum-dependent predoctoral/postdoctoral programs in the areas of cancer prevention and control, behavioral and population sciences research, nutrition, epidemiology, and/or biostatistics. PAR-10-165 (NIHG 4/16/10)
The Fiscal Year 2010 Defense Appropriations Act provides $1.875M to the Department of Defense Genetic Studies of Food Allergies Research Program (GSFARP) to provide support for scientifically meritorious genetic research focused on food allergies. This program is administered by the U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command (USAMRMC) through the Office of the Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs (CDMRP). W81XWH-10-GSFARP-CA (GG 3/23/10)