November 5, 2010 (Vol. 19, No. 42)
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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: firstname.lastname@example.org, by the Internal due date listed in the Funding Bulletin (FB 42-4, 42-9, 42-11) 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:
The U.S. Department of Energy's Office of Science, Office of Biological and Environmental research (OBER), and the U.S. Department of Agriculture's National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA), announce their interest in receiving applications for genomics-based research that will lead to the improved use of biomass and plant feedstocks for the production of fuels such as ethanol or renewable chemical feedstocks. Specifically, applications are sought for fundamental research on plants that will improve biomass characteristics, biomass yield, or sustainability. Systems biology approaches to identify genetic indicators enabling plants to be efficiently bred or manipulated, or research to predict phenotype form underlying genotype that could lead to improved feedstock characterization and sustainability are also encouraged. DE-FOA-0000417
This RA solicits ground-breaking single-investigator proposals from junior faculty for research and development in the areas of Physical Science, Engineering, Mathematics, Medicine, Biology, Information and Social Sciences of Interest to DARPA's Microsystems Technology Office (MTO), Defense Science Office (DSO), and Information Innovation Office (I20) and the Information Processing Techniques Office (IPTO). DARPA-RA-11-02 (GG 11/1/10)
42-3 Deepwater Horizon Disaster Research Consortia: Health Impacts and Community Resiliency (U19) (NIH)
The intent of this FOA is to create one or more consortia of university-community partnerships to: address health issues of concern to the residents of the Gulf States affected by the DWH disaster; enhance capacity to respond to potential future disasters and to prevent or minimize adverse health effects arising from them. RFA-ES-11-006 (NIHG 10/29/10)
The Major Research Instrumentation Program (MRI) serves to increase access to shared scientific and engineering instruments for research and research training in our Nation's institutions of higher education, museums, science centers, and not-for-profit organizations. This program especially seeks to improve the quality and expand the scope of research and research training in science and engineering, by providing shared instrumentation that fosters the integration of research and education in research-intensive learning environments. Development and acquisition of research instrumentation for shared inter-and/or intra-organizational use are encouraged, as are development efforts that leverage the strengths of private sectors partners to build instrument development capacity at academic institutions. Cost-sharing at the level of 30% of the total project cost is required for Ph.D.-granting institutions of higher education and for non-degree-granting organizations. Non-Ph.D.-grant institutions of higher education are exempt from the cost-sharing requirement. The limit on number of proposals per organization is three. If three proposals are submitted, at least one of the proposals must be for instrument development (i.e., no more than two proposals may be for instrument acquisition. NSF 11-503
This program supports projects to develop faculty and library leaders, to recruit and educate the next generation of librarians, to conduct research on the library profession, and to support early career research on any area of library and information science by tenure-track, untenured faculty in graduate schools of library and information science. It also supports projects to attract high school and college students to consider careers in libraries, to build institutional capacity in graduate schools of library and information science, and to assist in the professional development of librarians and library staff. L21-FY11
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The Huntington is an independent research center with holdings in British and American history, literature, art history, and the history of science and medicine. The Library collections range chronologically from the eleventh century to the present and include a half-million rare books, nearly six million manuscripts, and 80,000 photographs, and a large ephemera collection, supported by a half-million reference works.
The Department of Defense (DoD) Strategic Environmental Research and Development Program (SERDP) Office is interested in receiving pre-proposals for research focusing in the areas of Environmental Restoration, Munitions Response, Resource Conservation and Climate Change, and Weapons Systems and Platforms technologies. This is an announcement to declare DoD SERDPs intent to competitively fund research and development for innovative environmental technologies that address the Statements of Need set forth in the Announcement. SERDP addresses environmental issues relevant to the management and mission of the Department of Defense and supports efforts that lead to the development and application of innovative environmental technologies or methods that improve the environmental performance of DoD by improving outcomes, managing environmental risks, and/or reducing costs or time required to resolve environmental problems. BAA-11-0001
- URL: http://www.serdp-estcp.org/Funding-Opportunities/SERDP-Solicitations/Non-Federal-Core-Proposal-Instructions
The purpose of the National Spatial Data Infrastructure Cooperative Agreements Program (NSDI CAP) is to fund innovative projects in the geospatial data community to build the infrastructure necessary to effectively discover, access, share, manage, and use digital geospatial data. Specific NSDI CAP areas of emphasis include: documenting, implementing, and providing outreach for FGDC geospatial standards including metadata; expanding geographic information coordination and collaboration across and between organizational levels; promoting geospatial best practices; and advancing the implementation and exchange of common geospatial data, services, and applications.
The Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Awards Program supports the research and teaching careers of talented young faculty in the chemical sciences. Based on institutional nominations, the program provides discretionary funding to faculty at an early stage in their careers. Criteria for selection include an independent body of scholarship attained within the last five years of their appointment as independent researchers, and a demonstrated commitment to education, signaling the promise of continuation outstanding contributions to both research and teaching. The program is open to academic institutions in the States, Districts, and Territories of the United States of America that grant a bachelor's or higher degree in the chemical sciences, including biochemistry, materials chemistry, and chemical engineering. Institutions may make only one nomination annually.
42-10 ROSES-10 Appendix A.13: Atmospheric Composition: Southeast Asia Composition, Cloud, Climate Coupling Regional Study (NASA)
Atmospheric Composition: Southeast Asia Composition, Cloud, Climate Coupling Regional Study (SEAC4RS) solicits proposals for participation in two airborne campaigns to be conducted in 2010 to investigate atmospheric processes related to deep convection, chemistry/photochemistry, aerosols and clouds in mid-latitude and tropical environments. Multiple comprehensively instrumented aircraft are required to accomplish this research. NASA and the National Science Foundation plan to collaborate to conduct two synergistic campaigns designed to sample the atmosphere in two very different convective environments: summer mid-latitude continental North America and fall tropical Southeast Asia. Through this call, the Upper Atmosphere Research Program, the Radiation Science Program, the Tropospheric Chemistry Program, and the Atmospheric Composition Modeling and Analysis Program seek campaign leadership, instrumentation teams, satellite teams and campaign support/data analysis teams for participation in these studies. NNH10ZDA001N
This NIOSH program invites applications from single institutions or consortia of institutions to establish a Center of Excellence to Promote a Healthier Workforce that will conduct trans-disciplinary research, education and translation programs to facilitate the integration of health protection and health promotion programs in the workplace. Only one application per institution may be submitted. RFA-OH-11-001 (NIHG 10/29/10)
This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) issued by the National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS), National Institutes of Health (NIH), solicits applications that propose genetic, physiological, and ecological studies designed to reveal the basic principles and mechanisms that govern the symbiotic systems dynamics of microbial communities. RFA-GM-12-001 (NIHG 9/10/10)
The Ecology of Infectious Diseases program supports the development of predictive models and the discovery of principles governing the transmission dynamics of infectious disease agents. Research proposals should focus on understanding the ecological, evolutionary and socio-ecological determinants of transmission by vectors or abiotic agents; the population dynamics and genetics of reservoir species; the transmission to humans, other non-human animals or plants; or the cultural, social behavioral and economic dimensions of disease communication. Research may be on zoonotic, vector-borne or enteric diseases of either terrestrial, freshwater, or marine systems and organisms, including diseases on non-human animals and plants, at any scale from specific pathogens to inclusive environmental systems. Proposals for research on disease systems of public health concern to developing countries are strongly encouraged, as are diseases of agricultural concern. NSF 10-616
This funding opportunity announcement (FOA) is associated with the separately posted FOA number DHS-11-ST-061-001A, "Center for the Study of Terrorism and Behavior (CSTAB)--Center Lead." Through this FOA, DHS requests applications for single project grants focusing on research in the study of terrorism and behavior for possible inclusion as partners with the CSTAB Center of Excellence (COE). DHS may add partner institutions to the successful COE Lead institution from applications received for the Center Lead FOA or from this Partner FOA, provided the applicant's proposal successfully pass merit and DHS relevancy reviews. DHS-11-ST-061-001B (GG 10/28/10)