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May 14, 2010 (Vol. 19, No. 19)

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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19-1 Sustainable Development Program (Rockefeller)

Human activity is causing the depletion of essential resources, global warming, rapid loss of biodiversity, and accelerating degradation of Earth's life support systems. These developments threaten the livelihoods, health, and security of people in all nation and cultures as well as the being of the greater community of life. The RBF's sustainable development grantmaking endeavors to address these challenges by supporting environmental stewardship that is ecological based, economically sound, socially just, culturally appropriate, and consistent with intergenerational equity. The Fund encourages government, business, and civil society to work collaboratively on environmental conservation and to make it an integral part of all development planning and activity.

Deadline: OPEN

19-2 Surpassing Evolution: Transformative Approaches to Enhance the Efficiency of Photosynthesis (NSF)

While numerous efforts to increase photosynthetic efficiency have been made, few gains have been realized. The emergence of new integrative bioscience including areas such as functional genomics, metabolic flux analysis, and the synthetic biology bring novel strategies that can position scientists to surpass those limits. This solicitation encourages proposals that have the potential to enhance the efficiency and sustainability of photosynthesis beyond current limits. The key objective of this joint activity between the National Science Foundation (NSF) in the US and the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) in the UK is to stimulate innovative and transformative research proposals for the enhancement of photosynthesis efficiency. US and UK researchers can submit preliminary proposals via FastLane for participating in the Ideas Lab in which a set of multidisciplinary ideas will be developed. These will be submitted as full proposals. Alternatively, US researchers who cannot or do not desire to participate in the Ideas Lab can submit full proposals directly in response to this solicitation. Collaboration among researchers from USA and UK is strongly encouraged in the full proposals. NSF 10-559

Deadline: Preliminary Proposals 6/15/2010; Proposals 11/1/2010

19-3 DoD Autism Exploration-Hypothesis Development Award (DOD)

The Exploration--Hypothesis Development Award supports the initial exploration of untested, novel, innovative, and potentially groundbreaking concepts, theories, paradigms, and /or methods that address an important issue in autism research. Results of studies conducted through this award may provide the scientific rationale upon which a new hypothesis can be based, or initial proof-of-principle of an innovative hypothesis. This award mechanism is not intended to support the continuation of existing studies. W81XWH-10-ARP-EHDA (GG 3/23/10)

Deadline: Preapplications 6/10/2010; Applications 7/1/2010


19-4 Biomass Research and Development Initiative (DOE)

This Funding Opportunity Announcement is a joint effort between the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the U.S. Department of Energy to support development of the following: 1) Technologies and processes necessary for abundant commercial production of biofuels at prices competitive with fossil fuels; 2) High-value biobased products; and 3) A diversity of economically and environmentally sustainable domestic sources of renewable biomass for conversion to biofuels, bioenergy, and biobased products. The U.S. Department of Energy and the U.S. Department of Agriculture are soliciting pre-applications that integrate all three of the following technical areas: A) Feedstocks Development--Research, development and demonstration activities regarding feedstocks and feedstock logistics; B) Biofuels and Biobased Products Development--Research, development and demonstration activities to support: 1 Development of diverse cost-effective technologies for the use of cellulosic biomass in the production of biofuels and biobased products; and 2) Product diversification through technologies relevant to production of a range of biobased products; C) Biofuels Development Analysis--Methods to quantify the proposed technology and/or the project's positive impact on sustainability and on the environment. DE-FOA-0000341 (GG 5/7/10)

Deadline: Preapplications 7/13/2010


19-5 Guest Artist Initiative (SDCF)

The Stage Directors and Choreographers Foundation is accepting applications for its Guest Artist Initiative Program. Through the program, SDCF assists colleges and universities in hiring guest directors and choreographers and providing the schools with funding and administrative support. SDCF publicizes the guest artist position to professional directors and choreographers nationwide, collects and collates applicants' materials, and sends materials to the school for hiring decisions; SDCF plays no role in hiring. To be eligible for the program, the production must be produced by an American college or university by December 31, 2011. In addition, the guest artist position must be open, and hiring plans for the open position may not be in place. SDC Members will be eligible for these positions. PND 5/6/10

Deadline: 6/1/2010


19-6 Advanced Mathematics for DoD Battlefield Challenges (DOD)

To provide focus to the process of cultivating new and transformative mathematical capabilities for defense applications, and to maximize the potential for impact on current military operations, this solicitation centers upon a collections of challenges manifested in the battlefield environment. This BAA seeks research concepts directed toward developing a coherent picture of the battlefield at a tactical level that can be used to support real-time (sometimes measured in milliseconds) decisions on matters such as fire control, where understanding the fidelity of and uncertainties in the picture are vital. This requires new techniques for fusing, predicting, visualizing and extracting features and information from disparate sources ranging from sensor data (e.g. optical radio-frequency, acoustic, and chemical) to human intelligence data to historical database to expert opinion, i.e., spanning the gamut of human intelligence (HUMINT), electronic intelligence (ELINT), and signal intelligence (SIGINT) information sources. MATH BAA 2010/01

Deadline: Quad Chart 5/28/2010; White Papers 6/30/2010; Proposals 7/30/2010

19-7 Grants for Research and Analysis on Energy (Energy Foundation)

The Energy Foundation is a partnership of major donors interested in solving the world's energy problems. The Foundation's mission is to advance energy efficiency and renewable energy--new technologies that are essential components of a clean energy future. The geographic focus is on the United States and China, the largest and fastest growing energy markets in the world. The Foundation's primary role is as a grantmaker, providing resources to the institutions that most effectively leverage change. The following program areas are currently available: Power, Buildings, Transportation, Climate, and the China Sustainable Energy Program. TGA 5/10

Deadline: OPEN


19-8 Connections for Cardiovascular Health Grant Program (AstraZeneca)

The AstraZeneca HealthCare Foundation has received a $25 million charitable contribution from biopharmaceutical company AstraZeneca for Connections for Cardiovascular Health, a new program designed to help improve cardiovascular health in the United States. The program will award grants to U.S.-based nonprofit organizations that are doing innovative work in the field of cardiovascular health. Applicant organizations should be engaged in work that addresses patient cardiovascular health issues, seeks to address an unmet need related to cardiovascular health in the community, responds to the urgency around addressing cardiovascular disease or conditions contributing to cardiovascular disease, and improves the quality of patients' and caregivers' lives in connection with the services provided and work done. PND 5/2/10

Deadline: 7/31/2010

19-9 Occupational Safety and Health Research (R01) (NIH)

This purpose of the funding opportunity announcement (FOA) is to develop an understanding of the risks and conditions that are associated with occupational disease and injuries, to explore methods for reducing risks and for preventing or minimizing exposure to hazardous conditions in the workplace, and to translate significant scientific findings into prevention practices and products that will effectively reduce work-related illnesses and injuries. PAR-10-188 (NIHG 5/7/10)

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

19-10 Partnerships for Development of New Therapeutic Classes for Select Viral and Bacterial Pathogens (R01) (NIH)

This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) issued by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), National Institutes of Health (NIH), invites research applications in support of preclinical development of lead candidate therapeutics against Nesseria gonorrhoeae, Hepatitis B Virus and Clostridium difficile. RFA-AI-10-010 (NIHG 5/7/10)

Deadline: Letters of Intent 6/8/2010; Applications 7/8/2010

19-11 Diet Composition and Energy Balance (R01) (NIH)

The goal of this funding opportunity announcement (FOA) is to invite Research Project Grant (R01) applications investigating the role of diet composition in energy balance, including studies in both animals and humans. Both short and longer-term studies are encouraged, ranging from basic studies investigating the impact of micro-or macronutrient composition on appetite, metabolism, and energy expenditure through clinical studies evaluating the efficacy of diets differing in micro- or macronutrient composition, absorption, dietary variety, or energy density for weight loss or weight maintenance. PA-10-152 (NIHG 3/26/10)

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

19-12 Exploratory Cancer Prevention Studies Involving Molecular Targets for Bioactive Food Components (R21) (NIH)

This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA), issued by the National Cancer Institute (NCI) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), encourages exploratory research on the role of nutrition in cancer prevention. Specifically, this FOA seeks to promote cancer prevention research to identify and characterize molecular targets for bioactive food components. For the purpose of this FOA, a bioactive food component is defined as a dietary constituent that has a health benefit by altering one or more cellular processes when provided in quantities over and beyond that needed for basic nutrition. PA-10-088 (GG 3/17/10)

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


19-13 Research on Eyewitness Identification Policies and Procedures (DOJ)

NIJ seeks proposals to conduct research to improve understanding of current eyewitness identification practices and advance the current body of knowledge regarding how law enforcement policies and operations at the State and local levels may impact eyewitness identification outcomes. Eyewitness evidence plays a critical role in the criminal investigation process. Eyewitness evidence is not infallible; however, the methods employed to obtain and use it to identify suspected criminals or exonerate the innocent may impact its accuracy and effectiveness. Eyewitness procedures have the potential to contribute to identification errors, such as the identification of the wrong person or the failure to identify the perpetrator. As State and local law enforcement agencies adopt policies and procedures governing eyewitness identification methods, important questions have emerged regarding their effectiveness in reducing error rates. NIJ-2010-2435 (GG 4/15/10)

Deadline: 6/14/2010