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May 28, 2010 (Vol. 19, No. 21)

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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21-1 Susan Harwood Training Grant Program (DOL)

This notice announces grant availability for the Susan Harwood Training Grant Program for Capacity Building grants. Capacity Building grants will support and assist organizations to establish or expand the capacity of the organization at all levels to address occupational safety and health problems, and provide training and education as well as related assistance. Capacity Building grants will be awarded for one-year Pilot and multiyear Developmental grants. SHTG-FY-10-01 (FR 5/27/10)

Deadline: 7/2/2010

21-2 Research Coordination Networks (RCN) (NSF)

The goal of this program is to advance a field or create new directions in research or education. Innovative ideas for implementing novel networking strategies are especially encouraged. Groups of investigators will be supported to communicate and coordinate their research, training and educational activities across disciplinary, organizational, geographic and international boundaries. Additional targeted tracks within the RCN programs are intended to foster linkages across selected directorates. RCN-UBE: The Undergraduate Biology Education track could focus on any topic likely to lead to improved participation, learning, or assessment in undergraduate biology curricula. RCN-PLS: The physical/life science interface track focuses on topics at the interface of the biological and either the mathematical or physical sciences. NSF 10-566

Deadline: 8/18/2010, 7/5/2011, 7/2/2012

21-3 Advances in Biological Informatics (NSF)

The Advances in Biological Informatics (ABI) program seeks to encourage new approaches to the analysis and dissemination of biological knowledge for the benefit of both the scientific community and the broader public. The ABI program is especially interested in the development of informatics tools and resources that have the potential to advance, or transform, research in biology supported by the Directorate for Biological Sciences at the National Science Foundation. The ABI program accepts two major types of proposals: Innovation awards that seek to pioneer new approaches to the application of informatics to biological problems and Development awards that seek to provide robust cyberinfrastructure that will enable transformative biological research. NSF 10-567 (GG 5/21/10)

Deadline: 8/23/2010, 7/12/2011

21-4 Centers of Excellence in Genomic Science (CEGS) (P50) (NIH)

The Centers of Excellence in Genomic Sciences (CEGS) program establishes academic Centers for advanced genome research. Each CEGS grant supports a multi-investigator, interdisciplinary team to develop innovative genomic approaches to address a particular biological problem. A CEGS project will address a critical issue in genomic science, proposing a solution that would be a very substantial advance. Thus, the research conducted at these Centers will entail substantial risk, balanced by outstanding scientific and management plans and very high potential payoff. A CEGS will focus on the development of novel technological or computational methods for the production or analysis of comprehensive data sets, or on a particular genome-scale biological problem, or on other ways to develop and use genomic approaches for understanding biological systems. PAR-10-202 (NIHG 5/21/10)

Deadline: Letters of Intent: 6/21/2010, 4/25/2011; Applications: 7/21/2010, 5/25/2011

21-5 Genomic Science and Technology for Energy and the Environment (DOE)

The Office of Biological and Environmental Research (BER) announces interest in receiving applications for research that supports the Genomics Science Program and addresses DOE's missions in energy and the environment in the following research areas: a) Microbial Environmental Processes: To develop a systems-level understanding of the functional processes used by microbes and microbial consortia that link the internal metabolic processes of microbial species to their external biogeochemical activities; b) Microbial and Plant Processes for Bioenergy: To develop new approaches that advance our understanding of the systems biology of plant and microbes in producing biofuels including the utilization of lignocellulosic biomass and microbial synthesis of advanced biofuel; c) Characterizing Key Molecular Species, Events, and Multicellular Processes for Genomic Science: To develop innovative technology approaches to characterize biological processes and networks at the subcellular, cellular and multicellular levels. DE-FOA-0000368 (GG 5/20/10)

Deadline: Preapplications 6/28/2010; Applications 9/10/2010

21-6 Informal Science Education (ISE) (NSF)

The ISE program supports innovation in anywhere, anytime, lifelong learning, through investments in research, development, infrastructure, and capacity-building for STEM learning outside formal school settings. NSF 10-565

Deadline: Preliminary Proposal 7/22/2010; Proposal 12/7/2010

21-7 Research on Autism and Autism Spectrum Disorders (R01) (NIH)

This funding opportunity announcement (FOA) encourages research grant applications to support research designed to elucidate the etiology, epidemiology, diagnosis, treatment, and optimal means of service delivery in relation to autism spectrum disorders (ASD). Basic, clinical, and applied studies are encouraged. This FOA will utilize the NIH Research Project Grant (R01) award mechanism and runs in parallel with two FOAs of identical scientific scope, PA-10-159 and PA-10-160, which encourage applications under the R03 and R21 mechanisms, respectively. PA-10-158 (NIHG 4/1/10)

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


21-8 Organic Transitions Program (ORG) (USDA)

The overall goal of the Organic Transitions Program (ORG) is to support the development and implementation of research, extension and higher education programs to improve the competitiveness of organic livestock and crop producers, as well as those who are adopting organic practices. In FY 2010, ORG will focus on environmental services provided by organic farming systems that support soil conservation and contribute to climate change mitigation. Practices and systems to be addressed include those associated with organic crops, organic animal production (including dairy), and organic systems integrating plant and animal production. USDA-NIFA-ICGP-003218 (GG 5/21/10)

Deadline: 7/1/2010


21-9 Material Logic (DARPA)

DARPA is soliciting innovative research proposals in the area of adaptive, high performance military systems. As the demands on military platforms and buildings increase, so does the need for materials that can mitigate the shock and vibrations applied by dynamic environments. Today's materials exhibit limited adaptability and typically achieve only extreme stiffness. The Material Logic program seeks to enable material systems that adapt to varying loads and simultaneously exhibit both high stiffness and high damping. By demonstrating the ability to combine stiffness, damping, and adaptive dynamic range in a single material, the Material Logic program will enable the design of military platforms, and buildings with the ability to continually change their properties to match the demands of an ever evolving environment. DARPA-BAA-10-64 (GG 5/24/10)

Deadline: 7/7/2010


21-10 DOD Peer Reviewed Cancer Idea Award (DOD)

The Idea Award is intended to promote the exploration of ideas that are still in the early stages of development yet have the potential to yield high-impact results and open new avenues of investigation in the relevant FY10 PRCRP Topic Areas. This mechanism supports conceptually innovative, high-risk/high-reward research that could ultimately lead to critical discoveries or major advancements. Preliminary data are not required. However, research projects should include a well formulated, testable hypothesis based on a strong scientific rationale. FY10 PRCRP funds appropriated by Congress are directed for research in the following areas: Melanoma and other skin cancers; Pediatric brain tumors; Genetic cancer research and genomic medicine; Kidney cancer; Blood cancers; Colorectal cancer; Listeria vaccine for cancer; Radiation protection utilizing nanotechnology. W81XWH--PRCRP-IDA (GG 5/20/10)

Deadline: Preapplications 7/14/2010; Applications 10/20/2010

21-11 Active Living Research: Building Evidence to Prevent Childhood Obesity (RWJF)

Active Living Research is a national program of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation that supports research to inform policy and environmental strategies for increasing physical activity among children and adolescents, decreasing their sedentary behaviors and preventing obesity. The program places special emphasis on reaching children and youth between the ages of three and 18 who are highest risk for obesity - black, Latino, American Indian, and Asian/Pacific Islander children, as well as children who live in under-resourced and lower-income communities. The program has released a call for proposals for opportunistic, time-sensitive studies on emerging or anticipated changes in physical activity-related policies or environments. Studies should be completed in as short a time frame as realistically possible and results disseminated using methods designed to reach local, state, or national decision-makers in time to help inform key policy decisions. (PND 5/21/10)

Deadline: Letters of Intent 7/1/2011


21-12 Field Initiated Research and Evaluation Program (DOJ)

OJJDP's Field Initiated Research and Evaluation (FIRE) Program funds research and evaluation that address how the juvenile justice system responds to juvenile delinquency. Research projects funded through this solicitation will seek answers to questions that will inform policy and suggest ways to enhance the juvenile justice system. OJJDP may conduct research or evaluation in juvenile justice matters, for the purpose of providing research and evaluation relating to control of juvenile delinquency and serious crime committed by juveniles; successful efforts to prevent first-time minor offenders from committing subsequent involvement in serious crime; successful efforts to prevent recidivism; and the juvenile justice system. OJJDP-2010-2767 (GG 5/27/10)

Deadline: 6/29/2010

21-13 Evidence-Based Intervention Programs to Better Serve People with Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders (AOA) (HHS)

This Program Announcement provides an opportunity for states to demonstrate how the New York University Caregiver Intervention (NYUCI), Resources for Enhancing Alzheimer's Caregiver health intervention (REACH II) and Savvy Caregiver Interventions, that help family caregivers of persons with Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders (ADRD), can be translated into effective programs at the community-level. This is a limited competition and applications will only be accepted from instrumentalities of state or territorial government, which includes but is not limited to State Units on Aging (SUAs). HHS-2010-AOA-AE-1027 (GG 5/27/10)

Deadline: 7/6/2010

21-14 Group Mentoring Research and Evaluation Program (DOJ)

OJJDP seeks to expand what is known about nontraditional mentoring programs as a prevention and intervention strategy for juvenile delinquency. While mentoring appears to be a promising intervention for disadvantaged youth, more evaluation work is required to identify the programs and program elements that best bring about desired changes in participating youth. OJJDP seeks to evaluate the effectiveness of a select group mentoring programs supported by local Boys and Girls Clubs. The evaluator will work with the Boys and Girls Clubs of America (BGCA) to identify the project's scope and will monitor the implementation of mentoring programs at several sites across the country. OJJDP-2010-2760 (GG 5/14/10)

Deadline: 6/28/2010