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May 21, 2010 (Vol. 19, No. 20)

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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20-1 ROSES 2010: Ocean Biology and Biogeochemistry (NASA)

NASA's Ocean Biology and Biogeochemistry program focuses on describing, understanding, and predicting the biological and biogeochemical regimes of the upper ocean, as determined by observation of aquatic optical properties using remote sensing data, including those from space, aircraft, and other suborbital platforms. Ocean Biology and Biogeochemistry research mainly supports the Carbon Cycle and Ecosystem Focus Area. NNH10ZDA001N-OBB (GG 5/7/10)

Deadline: Letters of Intent 6/11/2010; Proposals 8/13/2010


20-2 Critical Agricultural Materials (USDA)

The Critical Agricultural Materials Act supports the domestic production and manufacture of crop-based materials that are of strategic and industrial importance to benefit the economy, defense and general well-being of the Nation. Such products replace petroleum-based products, and offer opportunities to create new businesses and new markets for agricultural materials. Products of interest are paints, coatings, and adhesives for composites. USDA-NIFA-OP-003198 (GG 5/11/10)

Deadline: 6/14/2010


20-3 Bridging Cultures Through Film: International Topics (NEH)

The Bridging Cultures though Film: International Topics program supports projects that examine the international and transnational themes in the humanities through documentary films. These projects are meant to spark Americans' engagement with the broader world by exploring one or more countries and cultures outside of the United States. Proposed documentaries must be analytical and deeply grounded in humanities scholarship. The Division of Public Programs encourages the exploration of innovative nonfiction storytelling that presents multiple points of view in creative formats. The proposed film must range in length from a stand-alone broadcast hour to a feature-length documentary. They invite a wide range of approaches to international and transnational topics and themes, such as an examination of a critical issue in ethics, religion, or history, viewed through an international lens; a biography of a foreign leader, writer, artist, or historical figure; or an exploration of the history and culture(s) of a specific region, country, or community outside of the United States.20100728-TW (GG 5/18/10)

Deadline: 7/28/2010

20-4 Canadian Studies Program Enhancement Grant (Canadian Embassy)

The Program Enhancement Grant is designed to encourage scholarly and multidisciplinary professional academic activities that contribute to the development or expansion of a program dedicated to the study of Canada or Canada-U.S. relations. There is particular interest in innovative projects that promote awareness among students and the public about Canada or Canada-U.S. relations. Programs are strongly encouraged that foster student mobility (exchanges, study tours, internships, scholarships) to Canada and that promote institutional linkages and research collaboration in priority areas with Canadian institutions. (TGA 3/10)

Deadline: 6/15/2010


20-5 Cluster Mapping Research Opportunity (DOC)

Clusters--and specifically regional innovation clusters--represent an important concept for development practitioners aiming to promote the prosperity of their region. Unlike traditional clusters, regional innovation clusters represent not only the economic efficiencies that exist from the co-location of similar industries and suppliers, but also consist of the active networks of synergistic organizations that engage with various businesses within a particular industry sector, the regional assets that exist within the geographic region, and the nodes that are critical for supporting the innovation work of the industry sector, such as R&D centers, venture capitalists, universities and colleges, national labs, and networks of entrepreneurs. EDA solicits applications for an economic development research project aimed at developing a replicable method for identifying and mapping regional innovation clusters, providing resources on best practices, and providing recommendations on metrics for the evaluation of regional innovation clusters. EDA05192010CLUSTERMAPPINGRESEARCH (GG 5/18/10)

Deadline: 6/21/2010


20-6 Roses 2010: Venus Climate Orbiter Participating Scientist Program (NASA)

The objectives of the Venus Climate Orbiter Participating Science Program (VCO PSP) are to enhance, aid in data archival, and supplement Venus science to be performed by the Venus Climate Orbiter (VCO, or AKATSUKI). The VCO PSP In-Residence expects to select up to two Participating Scientists in Residence (PSiR) at JAXA, with full support for four years and up to six Participating Scientists, at U.S. institutions, for the same duration. The VCO PSP investigations aim to understand the atmospheric circulation using global atmospheric mapping by utilizing VCO's five cameras (from ultraviolet to infrared wavelengths), and by measuring the vertical structure of the atmosphere with radio occultation techniques. NNH10ZDA001N-VCOPSP (GG 5/19/10)

Deadline: Notices of Intent 6/11/2010; Proposals 8/6/2010

20-7 Black Carbon's Role In Global To Local Scale Climate And Air Quality (EPA)

The U.S. Environmental protection Agency (EPA), as part of its Science to Achieve Results (STAR) program, is seeking applications proposing research into black carbon (BC), related co-pollutants, and other short lived climate forcers (SLCF) and their effects on climate change and air quality. EPA is interested in research that investigates the emission sources, the global to local scale emissions inventory, and applies modeling tools to assess BC, co-pollutants and other SLCF in a climate and air quality context. Applications may also evaluate the impact of long range transport of BC, co-pollutants and SLCF, or develop and assess metrics for comparing the impacts of BC, co-pollutants and SLCF simultaneously in a climate and air quality context on the time scale of a decade to a century. In addition to regular awards, this solicitation includes the opportunity for early career projects. EPA-G2010-STAR-L1 (GG 5/19/10)

Deadline: 9/22/2010

20-8 U.S. Army Engineer Research & Development Center--2010 Broad Agency Announcement (DOD)

The U.S. Army Engineer Research & Development Center (ERDC) has issued a Broad Agency Announcement (BAA) for various research and development topic areas. The ERDC is responsible for conducting research in the broad fields of hydraulics, dredging, coastal engineering, instrumentation, oceanography, remote sensing, geotechnical engineering, earthquake engineering, soil effects, vehicle mobility, self-contained munitions, military engineering, geophysics, pavement, protective structures, aquatic plants, water quality, dredged material, treatment of hazardous waste, wetlands, physical/mechanical/chemical properties of snow and other frozen precipitation, infrastructure and environmental issues for installations, computer science, telecommunications management, energy, facilities maintenance, materials and structures, engineering processes, environmental processes, land and heritage conservation, and ecological processes. W912HZ10BAA01 (GG 5/14/10)

Deadline: OPEN

20-9 US Nuclear Regulatory Commission Research Conference Grant and Cooperative Agreement Program (NRC)

The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) Office of Nuclear Regulatory Research (RES) furthers the agency's regulatory mission by providing technical advice, technical tools and information for identifying and resolving safety issues, making regulatory decisions, and promulgating regulations and guidance. RES is comprised of three technical divisions and one administrative division, each with its own responsibilities and program goals. RES awards support a discrete, specified, circumscribed project to be performed by named Project Directors/Principal Investigators (PDs/PIs) in areas representing the investigators' specific interests and competencies, based on the mission of the NRC. Proposals to support high quality conferences/scientific meetings that are relevant to the NRC's mission and to the public health will be accepted. CGR-FN-0110-RES (GG 5/17/10)

Deadline: 7/30/2011

20-10 NSF Fellowships for Transformative Computational Science using CyberInfrastructure (CI TraCS) (NSF)

The overarching goal of the NSF Fellowships for Transformative Computational Science using CyberInfrastructure (CI TraCS) program is to support outstanding scientists and engineers who have recently completed doctoral studies and are interested in pursuing postdoctoral activities in computational science, and thereby nurturing the future leaders in this emerging and important multidisciplinary field. Computational research and education activities that are cyberinfrastructure-based and cross disciplinary boundaries are a key focus of this program. Successful Fellows may, for example, use cyberinfrastructure to make revolutionary advances in their disciplines, and/or deploy cyberinfrastructure-based technologies that enable innovative computational practices. Only individuals may apply. NSF 10-553

Deadline: 6/21/2010


20-11 Grand Challenges Opportunity (FNIH)

As a component of the Grant Challenges Vector-based Control of Transmission Discovery Research (VCTR) program, the Foundation for the National Institutes of Heath (FNIH) is seeking innovative discovery projects to identify new chemical leads to fuel the development pathway for insecticides to control the mosquito vectors of malaria. This program seeks to support projects that will discover new active ingredients with novel mechanisms of action as the basis for insecticide development. It is envisioned that chemical leads identified in these projects can be taken forward in collaboration with industrial partner.

Deadline: Letters of Intent 6/25/2010

20-12 Grants for Alzheimer's Disease Drug Discovery (R21) (NIH)

The goal of this FOA is to advance the discovery of new, efficacious therapies for the treatment, delay of progression, or prevention of Alzheimer's disease (AD), mild cognitive impairment (MCI) and age-related cognitive decline. This FOA encourages the early stages of drug discovery necessary to identify promising disease-modifying therapies as well as treatments aimed at ameliorating the cognitive and neuropsychiatric/behavioral symptoms characteristics of Alzheimer's disease. Studies aimed at the discovery and testing of therapies directed at a variety of established as well as novel therapeutic targets are encouraged. The goal is not to duplicate or compete with pharmaceutical companies but to encourage the process of discovering new, innovative, and effective therapeutics. PAS-10-151 (NIHG 3/26/10)

Deadline: 6/16/2010, 10/16/2010, 2/16/2011

20-13 Understanding and Promoting Health Literacy (R01) (NIH)

The ultimate goal of this program announcement is to encourage empirical research on health literacy concepts, theory and interventions as these relate to the U.S Department of Health and Human Services' public health priorities that are outlined in its Healthy People initiative. Health literacy is defined as the degree to which individuals have the capacity to obtain, process, and understand basic health information and services needed to make appropriate health decisions. This FOA will utilize the R01 grant mechanism and runs in parallel with an FOAs of identical scientific scope, PAR-10-134, that encourages applications under the R03 grant mechanism, and PAR-10-135, that encourages applications under the R21grant mechanism. PAR-10-133 (NIHG 3/5/10)

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