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June 11, 2010 (Vol. 19, No. 23)

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 (FB 23-1, 23-2) 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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23-1 Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Talent Expansion Program Centers (STEP Centers) (NSF)

The STEP Centers competition allows a group of faculty representing a cross section of institutions of higher education to identify a national challenge or opportunity in undergraduate education in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) and to propose a comprehensive and coordinated set of activities that will be carried out to address that challenge or opportunity within a national context. In the current competition, efforts must be related to the biological sciences, engineering, or the geological sciences. An institution is allowed to be the lead institution on only one proposal to the HER-ENG STEP Centers competition, and only one proposal to the HER-GEO STEP Centers competition. Thus, a given institution may be the lead institution on up to three proposal submissions in total. An institution may be a partner institution on any number of submissions. This Solicitation represents a new initiative within the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Talent Expansion Program (STEP). The existing STEP Solicitation NSF 08-569 also remains in effect. Applications to the STEP Centers competition are independent of applications under STEP Solicitation NSF 08-569. Applications to the STEP Centers competition do not affect the number of proposals that may be submitted by institutions to the competition under STEP Solicitation NSF 08-569, nor do applications submitted to STEP Solicitation NSF 08-569 affect the number of proposals that may be submitted by an institution to the STEP Centers competition. NSF-10-569 (GG 6/8/10)

Deadline: Internal 6/30/2010; Letters of Intent 8/4/2010; Preliminary Proposals 9/7/2010; Proposals 1/20/2011

23-2 NCRR Science Education Partnership Award (SEPA) (R25) (NIH) (HHS)

NCRR encourages applications to its SEPA program for the development and evaluation of innovative research education programs to improve PreK-12 research career opportunities and the community's understanding of the health science advances supported by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) - funded clinical and basic research. SEPA encourages dynamic partnerships between biomedical and clinical researchers and PreK-12 teachers and schools and other interested organizations. Particular importance will be given to applications that target PreK-12 and/or ISE/media topics that may not be addressed by existing curriculum, community-based or ISE/media activities. An applicant organization or institution may submit only one application. PAR-10-206 (NIHG 5/28/10)

Deadline: Internal 6/22/2010; Letters of Intent 6/28/2010; Applications 7/28/2010


23-3 Capacity Building for Agricultural Education and Research Project (USAID)

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) is seeking applications for qualified U.S. and Non U.S. Organizations and institutions, in the form of partnerships or teams (primes and subs) that include Senegalese organizations for a program entitled Capacity Building for Agricultural Education and Research Project in Senegal. USAID-SENEGAL-RFA-685-10-A-07 (GG 5/5/10)

Deadline: 7/12/2010


23-4 Grants to America's Historical and Cultural Organizations (NEH)

America's Historical and Cultural Organizations grants support projects in the humanities that explore stories, ideas, and beliefs in order to deepen our understanding of our lives and our world. The Division of Public programs supports the development of humanities content and interactivity that excite, inform, and stir thoughtful reflection upon culture, identity, and history in creative and new ways. Grants for America's Historical and Cultural Organizations should encourage dialogue, discussion, and civic engagement, and they should foster learning among people of all ages. NEH offers two categories of grants for America's Historical and Cultural Organizations: planning and implementation Grants. 20100818-GE (GG 6/3/10)

Deadline: 8/18/2010

23-5 Humanities Collections and Reference Resources (NEH)

The Humanities Collections and Reference Resources program supports projects that provide an essential foundation for scholarship, education, and public programming in the humanities. Thousands of libraries, archives, museums, and historical organizations across the country maintain important collections of books and manuscripts, photographs, sound recordings and moving images, archaeological and ethnographical artifacts, art and material culture, and digital objects. Funding from this program strengthens efforts to extend the life of such materials and make their intellectual content widely accessible, often through the use of digital technology. Awards are also made to create various reference resources that facilitate use of cultural materials, from works that provide basic information quickly to tools that synthesize and codify knowledge of a subject for in-depth investigation. 20100715-PW (GG 4/14/10)

Deadline: 7/15/2010


23-6 Faculty Development Grant, Fiscal Year 2011 (NRC)

The Faculty Development Grants Program recognizes the need to attract and/or retain highly-qualified individuals in academic teaching careers. The grants specifically target probationary, tenure-track faculty during the first 6 years of their career in following academic areas: Nuclear Engineering, Health Physics, Radiochemistry and related disciplines. For example, related areas may include: nuclear forensics, nuclear safeguards and security, etc. Grants may include support for developing applications for research and amounts for initiating or continuing research projects in their areas of expertise. Other areas might include course development, equipment, stipends, participation in professional society meetings, preparation of papers, travel, and associated expenses. Funds may be increased to the extent that a portion of the award is matched by the institution. HR-FN-0610-NED02 (GG 6/8/10)

Deadline: 8/20/2010

23-7 Earth Sciences: Instrumentation and Facilities (EAR/IF) (NSF)

The Instrumentation and Facilities Program in the Division of Earth Sciences (EAR/IF) supports meritorious requests for infrastructure that promotes research and education in areas supported by the Division. EAR/IF will consider proposals for: 1) Acquisition or Upgrade of Research Equipment; 2) Development of New Instrumentation, Analytical Techniques or Software; 3) Support of National or Regional Multi-User Facilities; and 4) Support for Early Career Investigators to facilitate expedient operation of new research infrastructure proposed by the next generation of leaders in the Earth Sciences. Proposals for Acquisition or Upgrade of Research Equipment will now only be accepted once each year at the recurring July target date. NSF 10-561

Deadline: 7/9/2010, 2/9/2011

23-8 ROSES 2010: Astrobiology Science and Technology for Instrument Development (NASA)

The Astrobiology Science and Technology for Instrument Development (ASTID) program element requests proposals to develop instrumentation capabilities to help meet Astrobiology science requirements on future space flight missions, as well as unique Astrobiology science objectives on Earth. Selected activities are expected to advance the development of scientific instruments or instrument components to the point where the instruments could credibly be proposed in response to future flight opportunity announcements, including instruments that could be accommodated on or in small satellites (under 50kg total spacecraft mass), or as small payloads in support of future science activities associated with missions of human exploration. NNH10ZDA001N-ASTID (GG 3/29/10)

Deadline: 6/25/2010

23-9 Exploratory Research in Nuclear Detection Technology (DHS)

This Broad Agency Announcement (BAA) solicits proposals in the area of Nuclear Detection Technology that outline technologies and methodologies that can dramatically improve the national capability to detect and report attempts to import or transport a nuclear device, SNM, or radiological material intended for illicit use. BAA10-DNDO-02 (GG 3/24/10)

Deadline: 6/28/2010


23-10 Cognitive Rehabilitation for Traumatic Brain Injury Clinical Trial Award (DOD)

The Fiscal Year 2010 (FY10) Defense Appropriations Act provides $10M to the Department of Defense (DOD) Psychological Health and Traumatic Brain Injury Research Program (PH/TBI) Research program to promote research that will advance the prevention, detection, diagnosis, and treatment of military-relevant PH issues and TBI. Funding will be focused on innovative projects that have the potential to make a significant near-term impact on improving the function, wellness, and overall quality of life for warriors, veterans, families, caregivers, and communities.

Deadline: Preapplications 6/30/2010; Applications 9/7/2010

23-11 Opportunities for Promoting Understanding through Synthesis (OPUS) (NSF)

All four cultures within the Division of Environmental Biology (Population and Community Ecology, Ecosystem Science, Evolutionary Processes and Systematic Biology and Biodiversity Inventories) encourage the submission of proposals aimed that synthesizing a body of related research projects conducted by a single individual or a group of investigator over an extended period. OPUS proposals will often be appropriately submitted in mid-to-late career, but will also be appropriate early enough in a career to produce unique, integrated insight useful to the scientific community and to the development of the investigator's future work. In cases where multiple scientists have worked collaboratively, an OPUS award will provide support for collaboration on a synthesis. NSF 10-557

Deadline: 7/7/2010

23-12 Development of Animal Models and Related Biological Materials For Research (R21) (NIH)

This funding opportunity announcement (FOA) issued by NCRR, National Institutes of Health, encourages research grant applications from institutions/organizations that propose to develop, characterize or improve animal models for human diseases or to improve diagnosis and control diseases of laboratory animals that may interfere with research. Models to be considered must be applicable to the research interests of two or more categorical NIH Institutes/Centers. Investigators considering applying are strongly encouraged to consult with NCRR programs staff as early as possible to be advised whether this FOA is appropriate. PA-10-138 (GG 3/17/10)

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


23-13 National Center on Parent, Family and Community Engagement (ACF) (HHS)

The Administration for Children and Families (ACF), Office of Head Start (OHS) announces the availability of $3,000,000 to be competitively awarded for a National Center on Parent, Family and Community Engagement (the Center). The goals of the Center are to provide a vehicle for the dissemination of clear, consistent messages about the kind of parent and family engagement that are positively associated with improvements in young children's learning. The Center will showcase research-based practices related to family support services, strong parent-child relationships, parent early literacy strategies, parent social networks, early learning educational transitions, parent leadership and advocacy, and professional development for Head Start staff who work with families. HHS-2010-ACF-OHS-HC-0087 (GG 5/28/10)

Deadline: 7/12/2010