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Office of Research & Sponsored Programs

May 7, 2010 (Vol. 19, No. 18)

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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18-1 FSIS FERN Cooperative Agreement (USDA)

The Food Energy Response Network (FERN) currently comprises federal, state, and local government regulatory laboratories with varying capacities to perform threat agent testing. The FERN division in USDA's Food Safety Inspection Service (FSIS) is seeking to award a cooperative agreement for providing and maintaining a secure communication and collaboration portal which will provide the FERN with capability, capacity and readiness data for the network member laboratories. In addition, this portal will provide for: 1) training event registration and historical tracking of attendees; 2) Just in time training and webinar capability to multi-agency participants; 3) proficiency test event registration and historical tracking of participants; 4) public webpage maintenance and enhancement. USDA-FSIS-05032010 (GG 5/3/10)

Deadline: 5/21/2010

18-2 i6 Challenge (DOC)

The i6 Challenge is a new, multi-agency innovation competition led by the U.S. Department of Commerce (DOC) and its Economic Development Administration (EDA). The DOC and EDA will coordinate this funding opportunity with the National Institute of Health (NIH), the National Science Foundation (NSF), and the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) to leverage resources and maximize available funding to i6 Challenge winners. The i6 Challenge is designed to encourage and reward innovative, ground-breaking ideas that will accelerate technology commercialization and new venue formation across the United States, for the ultimate purpose of helping to drive economic growth and job creation. To accomplish this, the i6 Challenge targets sections of the research-to-deployment continuum that are in need of additional support, in order to strengthen regional innovation ecosystems. Applicants to the i6 Challenge are expected to propose mechanisms to fill in existing gaps in the continuum or leverage existing infrastructure and institutions, such as economic development organizations, academic institutions, or other non-profit organizations, in new and innovative ways to achieve the i6 objectives. Applicants are also expected to leverage regional strengths, capabilities, and competitive advantages. Furthermore, they are expected to identify a real or persistent problem or an unaddressed opportunity with a sense of urgency, cultivate strong public-private partnerships, provide a credible plan to access resources, demonstrate how the effort will be sustained, and bring together a well-qualified team and partners. EDA05032010I6 (GG 5/3/10)

Deadline: 7/15/2010

18-3 ROSES 2010: Climate and Biological Response: Research and Applications (NASA)

Leaving aside the important issue of biological feedbacks to climate, we need to make progress connecting climate drivers to biological responses in order to improve our basic understanding of climate change impacts and to develop tools for managing species and ecosystems, and their associated landscapes and seascapes, under a changing climate. Doing so requires bringing together time series of climate observations, time series of biological observations, and ecological and climate models. This solicitation seeks two types of proposals: (a) basic research proposals and (b) applications proposals to support ecosystem and landscape management. NNH10ZDA001N-BIOCLIM (GG 5/4/10)

Deadline: Notices of Intent 6/11/2010; Proposals 7/20/2010

18-4 Priority Grant Program (U.S. Institute of Peace)

The Priority Grant Competition supports non-profit organizations working in or on Afghanistan, Colombia, Iran, Iraq, Nigeria, Pakistan, and Sudan. The program supports innovative peacebuilding projects involving research, the identification of promising models and effective practices, the development of practitioner resources and tools, the development and delivery of education, training and dialogue programs, and the production of films, radio programs and other media. (TGA 4/10)

Deadline: OPEN

18-5 Carbon Cycle Science (NASA)

This announcement offer opportunities for Carbon Cycle Science investigations within the NASA Earth Science Program, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) Agriculture and Food Research Initiative Competitive Grants Program (AFRI), and the USDA Forest Service Program. NASA and USDA-NIFA seek proposals to improve understanding of changes in the distribution and cycling of carbon among the active land, ocean, and atmospheric reservoirs and how that understanding can be used to establish a scientific foundation for societal responses to global environmental change. NNH10ZDA001N-CARBON (GG 3/4/10)

Deadline: 6/4/2010


18-6 Rangeland Research Program (USDA)

The goal of RRP is to contribute to the improvement of U.S. rangeland resources and the ecosystem services they provide by supporting the development of new and emerging rangeland science methodologies which specifically address the interrelations between multiple disciplines. The primary purpose of RRP is to provide U.S. agricultural producers, rural landowners, and land managers with integrated science strategies to make informed land management decisions with an emphasis on enhancing the restoration and sustainable integrity of rangelands. USDA-NIFA-OP-003182 (GG 5/4/10)

Deadline: 7/7/2010

18-7 Smith-Lever Special Needs Program (USDA)

The Smith-Lever Special Needs Program is a competitive grants program to State Extension Services at 1862 Land-Grant Institutions to support innovative, education-based approaches to addressing emergency preparedness and specific responses related to natural and man-man disasters. USDA-NIFA-SLBCD-002981 (GG 3/4/10)

Deadline: 6/3/2010


18-8 Electronic Records Projects (NARA)

The National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC), a part of the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA), supports projects that promote the preservation and use of America's documentary heritage essential to understanding our democracy, history, and culture. The Commission seeks proposals that will increase the capacity of archival repositories to create electronic records archives that preserve records of enduring historical value. Projects must involve institutions that have already established archives and records management programs. We seek applications for start-up or collaborative projects: 1) Start-up projects, OR 2) Collaborative projects. Most electronic record archives depend upon collaboration among archivists, record managers, and information technology specialists. ELECTRONIC-201006 (GG 12/8/09)

Deadline: 6/3/2010

18-9 Digitizing Historical Records (NARA)

The National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC), a part of the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA), supports projects that promote the preservation and use of America's documentary heritage essential to understanding our democracy, history, and culture. The Commission seeks proposals that use cost-effective methods to digitize nationally significant historical record collections and make the digital versions freely available online. DIGITIZING-201006 (GG 12/8/09)

Deadline: 6/3/2010


18-10 University Center Economic Development Program (EDA)

The Economic Development Administration's mission is to lead the federal economic development agenda by promoting innovation and competitiveness, preparing American regions for growth and success in the worldwide economy. Institutions of higher education have many assets that can help address regional economic problems and opportunities, such as faculty, staff, students, libraries, laboratories, facilities, and computer systems. With funding from EDA, institutions of higher education and consortia of institutions of higher education establish and operate University Centers. These EDA-sponsored University Centers conduct applied research, provide technical assistance to public and private sector organizations, and conduct other activities with the goal of enhancing economic development. EDA is soliciting competitive applications form accredited institutions of higher education and from consortia of accredit institutions of higher education to operate University Centers from applicants in (and programs targeting) only the geographic areas served by EDA's Austin and Denver regional offices. The Denver regional office serves Colorado, Iowa (excluding Musvatine and Scott counties), Kansas, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, Utah, and Wyoming. EDAFY2010UC (GG 3/4/10)

Deadline: 6/1/2010


18-11 Max Tech and Beyond: Ultra-Efficient Appliance Design (Berkeley)

Lawrence Berkeley National's Laboratory's Energy Efficiency Standards Group, with support from the U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, Building Technologies Program, is pleased to announce funding for senior design projects in engineering. Projects will demonstrate the potential to significantly reduce appliance energy consumption, while providing a level of service comparable to or better than existing products. The projects will be carried out in academic year 2010/2011 and will culminate in a report detailing design, testing, and efficiency improvements. Teams must include students, and will typically consist of an engineering faculty advisor and a group of 2-5 students.

Deadline: Statements of Intent 5/31/2010; Miniproposals 7/30/2010

18-12 Information Processing Techniques Office (IPTO) Broad Agency Announcement (DOD)

The mission of the Information Processing Techniques Office (IPTO) is to pioneer advanced information science, technology, and systems that have direct bearing on current and future national security needs. DARPA's Information Processing Techniques Office is issuing this BAA, which describes IPTO's areas of interest, to allow continuous submission of proposals that do not address individual program requirements covered by other DARPA/IPTO solicitations. DARPA-BAA-10-08 (GG 5/4/10)

Deadline: 3/1/2011


18-13 NASA NSCOR and VNSCOR for Space Radiation Solid Cancer Risks and Biological Countermeasures (NASA)

An NSCOR consists of a team of investigators who have complementary skills and who work together to solve a closely focused set of research questions and which includes strong undergraduate, graduate or post-graduate training components. In addition to soliciting for NSCOR's, NASA is seeking to form a virtual NSCOR (denoted as VNSCORs) where NASA aligns a set of individual awards into an NSCOR like team project. The central focus of the solicitation is research that will provide the basis for improved estimation and uncertainty reduction for solid cancer from space radiation. NNJ10ZSA002N

Deadline: Step 1 Proposals 5/28/2010


18-14 Visiting Fellowship Program (DOJ)

NIJ is seeking applications for funding for research under its Visiting Fellowship Program. Through its support of criminal justice research funded under this program, NIJ not only advances knowledge on a variety of criminal justice topics, but also fosters the professional development of criminal justice researchers and professionals by providing them an opportunity to work closely with career and political Federal staff, contractors, grantees, and myriad other public and private organizations in Washington, D.C. Most important, the Visiting Fellowship Program offers criminal justice professionals and researchers an opportunity to work full-time on research addressing criminal justice issues relevant to the work of NIJ and public policy. NIJ-2010-2440 (GG 5/4/10)

Deadline: 6/21/2010