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August 6, 2010 (Vol. 19, No. 31)

Program Information

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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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31-1 Instrument Development for Biomedical Applications (R21) (HHS)

This funding opportunity announcement (FOA), issued by the National Center for Research Resources (NCRR), solicits innovative applications for the development of new or improved instrumentation for biomedical research. Projects should propose tools that can be used by a wide range of biomedical or clinical researchers, and not limited to a specific organ or disease. RFA-RR-10-009 (NIHG 7/23/10)

Deadline: 10/8/2010

31-2 Interface Between Computer Science and Economics & Social Sciences (NSF)

The histories and intellectual approaches of social and economic science and computer science have been strongly influenced by the crosscurrents among them. Worst-case computational complexity analysis, so prevalent in computer science, is a form of game-theoretic analysis--perhaps not surprising considering that one of the founders of game theory, John von Neumann, was also a pioneering figure in computer science. Game theory is widely used in social and economic science. Social and economic scientists use concepts that are linked to computer science. For example, decision scientists and economists consider the bounded rationality of individuals making economic decisions; one aspect of bounded rationality is that economic agents may be limited by their computational: resources, for example in evaluating complicated strategic situations. The ubiquity of socio-technical networks has led to new, more intimate ties between these two fields. New kinds of interactions and transactions have been enabled by such networks. Key features of these new transactions include: parties who do not know or trust each other, parties represented by software agents, and real-time adaptation, decision making, and chain reactions by agents. Designing decision mechanisms that can govern these increasingly important types of transactions in ways that meet criteria such as fairness, revenue maximization, or efficient resource use is a challenge that requires the expertise of both social and economic scientists and computer scientists. This program seeks innovative research at this interdisciplinary boundary, including both projects that use computational thinking for economic and social decision problems and/or ideas from economics and other social sciences for computing and communication systems and multi-agents systems. NSF 10-583 (GG 7/6/10)

Deadline: 10/5/2010


31-3 Digital Humanities Start-Up Grants (NEH)

The National Endowment for the Humanities invites applications to the Digital Humanities Start-Up Grants program. By awarding relatively small grants to support the planning stages, NEH aims to encourage the development of innovative projects that promise to benefit the humanities. Proposals should be for the planning or initial stages of digital initiatives in any area of the humanities. Digital Humanities Start-Up Grants may involve research that brings new approaches or documents best practices in the study of the digital resources, including libraries' and museums; digital assets; scholarship or studies that examine the philosophical or practical implications and impact of the use of emerging technologies in specific fields or disciplines of the humanities, or in interdisciplinary collaborations involving several fields or disciplines; innovative uses of technology for public programming and education utilizing both traditional and new media; and new digital modes of publication that facilitate the dissemination of humanities scholarship in advanced academic as well as informal or formal educational settings at all academic levels. 20101005-HD (GG 8/5/10)

Deadline: 10/5/2010

31-4 Picturing America School Collaboration Projects (NEH)

Building on the national distribution of Picturing America, the National Endowment for the Humanities invites proposals for local and regional projects that foster collaboration between K-12 teachers and humanities scholars to encourage engagement with the rich resources of American art to tell America's story. Picturing America School Collaboration Projects grants are designed to help teachers incorporate Picturing America images into the teaching of core subjects. The images in Picturing American reflect a variety of media spanning several centuries, ranging from the work of early American Indian artists to painters such as Mary Cassatt and Jacob Lawrence, from photographers such as Dorothea Lange to architects such as Frank Lloyd Wright. These images will help students better understand America's diverse people and places and connect them to our nation's travails and triumphs. This history is reflected in the themes of Picturing America: Leadership, Freedom and Equality, Democracy, Courage, Landscape, and Creativity and Ingenuity. 20101007-AP (GG 7/7/10)

Deadline: 10/7/2010

31-5 Archives - Basic Projects (NARA)

The National Historical Publications and Records Commission seeks proposals for fundamental archival activities that promote the preservation and use of America's documentary heritage. Proposals must demonstrate how the applicant employs the best and most cost-effective archival methods. Activities included under Basic Projects may be any one or combination or the following: 1) Basic Processing, 2) Preservation Planning, 3) Collections Development, and/or 4) Establishing Archives. BASIC-201010 (GG 6/2/10)

Deadline: 10/7/2010

31-6 Historical Editing Fellowships (NARA)

The National Historical Publications and Records Commission seeks proposals from active NHPRC-supported publications projects to serve as a host institution for a Historical documentary Editing Fellowship. Applicants should demonstrate their ability to provide strong post-graduate training in documentary editing, including document collection, accessioning, and control; selection; transcription; annotation; proofreading; indexing; preparation of digital editions; and project management. Staff at the host institution will solicit applicants, select the best candidate, and arrange for their institution to hire the fellow. The Commission provides this funding to ensure that recent History Ph.D.s or advanced graduate students have exposure to historical editing techniques and careers. FELLOWSHIP-201010 (GG 6/2/10)

Deadline: 10/7/2010


31-7 Collaborative Science, Technology, and Applied Research (CSTAR) Program (NOAA)

The CSTAR Program represents an NOAA/NWS effort to create a cost-effective transition from basic and applied research to operations and services through collaborative research between operational forecasters and academic institutions which have expertise in the environmental sciences. These activities will engage researchers and students in applied research of interest to the operational meteorological community and will improve the accuracy of forecasts and warnings of environmental hazards by applying scientific knowledge and information to operational products and services. The NOAA CSTAR Program is a contributing element of the U.S. Weather Research Program (USWRP). NOAA-NWS-NWSPO-2011-2002537 (GG 7/20/10)

Deadline: 10/15/2010


31-8 Current Sunflower Foundation Funding Opportunities

The Sunflower Foundation currently funds Bridge Grants (RFP 10-102) - to provide transitional financial support for new or expanded services for medical, behavioral or dental care, Capacity Building Grants (RFP 10-103) - to develop or strengthen an organization's effectiveness, efficiency, quality, safety, impact and sustainability, Sunflower Trails Grants (RFP 10-104) - to help increase physical activity by building community-based and school-based walking and multi-use trails.

Deadline: 10/28/2010

31-9 Climate Change and Health: Assessing and Modeling Population Vulnerability to Climate Change (R21) (NIH)

This FOA encourages research applications to examine the differential risk factors of populations that lead to or are associated with increased vulnerability to exposures, diseases and other adverse health outcomes related to climate change. Applications may involve either applied research studies that address specific hypotheses about risk factors or population characteristics associated with increased vulnerability, or research projects to develop general models or methods for identifying and characterizing population vulnerability to climate change. Applications are anticipated to involve a multidisciplinary research team, including experts in health sciences and climatology as well as geography, modeling, statistics, demography, and social and behavioral sciences as appropriate. PAR-10-235 (NIHG 7/23/10)

Deadline: Letters of Intent 8/28/2010, 4/24/2011; Applications 9/28/2010, 5/24/2011

31-10 Nutrition and Alcohol-Related Health Outcomes (R01) (NIH)

This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) issued by the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) and the National Cancer Institute (NCI) encourages Research Grant (R01) applications from institutions/organizations that propose to examine associations between nutrition and alcohol-related health outcomes in humans and animal models. The goal of this program announcement is to stimulate a broad range of research on the role of nutrition in the development, prevention, and treatment of a variety of alcohol-related health outcomes including alcohol dependence and psychiatric co-morbidities, chronic and acute disease, and organ function and damage. Study designs may include biomedical research, epidemiologic approaches, and intervention studies. This FOA will utilize the NIG Research Project Grant (R01) award mechanism and runs in parallel with an FOA of identical scientific scope, PA-10-240 and PA 10-241 that encourage applications under the R03 and R21 mechanisms, respectively. PA-10-239 (NIHG 7/30/10)

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

31-11 Structural Biology of Membrane Proteins (R01) (NIH)

This FOA issued by the National Institutes of Health, encourages grant applications from institutions/organizations that propose to develop research and methods to enhance the rate of membrane protein structure determination and to determine specific membrane protein structures. Innovative methods for expression, oligomerization, solubilization, stabilization, purification, characterization, crystallization, isotopic labeling, and structure determination of unique and biologically significant membrane proteins by x-ray diffraction, nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR), electron microscopy, mass spectrometry, and other biophysical techniques are encouraged. PA-10-228 (NIHG 7/9/10)

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

31-12 Biology of Manual Therapies (R01) (NIH) (HHS)

This FOA issued by National Center for Complementary and Alternative medicine (NCCAM) and the National Cancer Institute (NCI), at the National Institutes of Health (NIH), encourages research grant applications (R01) from institutions/organizations that propose to investigate the basic science and mechanisms of action underlying the biomechanical, immunological, endocrinological and/or neurophysiological consequences of manual therapies, such as spinal manipulation, mobilization and massage therapy. PA-10-209 (NIHG 5/28/10)

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


31-13 USIP Grants (USIP)

The U.S. Institute of Peace announces its Annual Grant Competition, which offers support for research, education and training, and the dissemination of information on international peace and conflict resolution. The Annual Grant Competition is open to any project that falls within the Institute's broad mandate of international conflict resolution. FR 5/17/10

Deadline: 10/1/2010