November 19, 2010 (Vol. 19, No. 44)
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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 44-4, 44-10) 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:
Kansas NSF EPSCoR (KNE) helps Kansas build its research capacity and competitiveness in science and technology. The First Award program helps early career faculty become competitive for funding from the research directorates at the National Science Foundation by: 1) encouraging early career faculty to submit proposals to the NSF as soon as possible after their first faculty appointment, and 2) by accelerating the pace of their research and the quality of their subsequent proposals. Eligibility to apply is limited to any individual tenure track faculty member at Kansas State University who is within the first three years of his/her faculty appointment; has not yet previously received a First Award or similar funding from another EPSCoR or EPSCoR-like (COBRE) program in Kansas; and is not currently nor has previously been a lead principal investigator of a research grant funded by a federal agency.
44-2 Unsolicited Proposals at the Interface of the Biological, Mathematical and Physical Sciences (NSF)
Divisions within the Department for Mathematical and Physical Sciences (MPS) and in the Directorate for Biological Sciences (BIO) recognize that it is vital for biological, mathematical, and physical scientists to increase their collaborations, both in new research efforts and in ongoing research projects, to advance the frontiers of discovery and innovation. While many strong, vibrant interactions currently exist between the two directions, this letter is to remind our research communities that MPS and BIO strongly encourage proposals from interdisciplinary research teams that involve collaborations among investigators from the biological, mathematical, and physical sciences and foster new interactions that span interfaces between MPS and BIO. NSF 11-010
This FOA issued by NIEHS, National Institutes of Health, encourages grant applications from institutions/organizations to develop and test innovative statistical and bioinformatics methods and analytical strategies and study designs for identifying gene-environment interactions for complex human diseases. The objectives of this FOA are to further advance the understanding of gene-environment interplay in complex human diseases by 1) the development and validation of algorithms and new statistical and computational approaches and study design and/or 2) the development and application of bioinformatics software for gene-environment analysis of existing human populations. PAR-11-032 (NIHG 11/15/10)
NIFA requests applications for the International Science and Education Competitive Grants Program (ISE) for fiscal year (FY) 2011 to support research, extension, and teaching activities that will enhance the capabilities of American colleges and universities to conduct international collaborative research, extension and teaching. U.S. success in the global arena will increasingly require U.S. colleges and universities to product graduates who can operate competently in domestic and international settings. Through their outreach efforts, universities and colleges also play a critical role in helping U.S. producers successfully operate in foreign markets. In response to these national needs, ISE is designed to foster innovative campus-based programs. Internationalization of U.S. campus-based programs is the primary focus of the ISE program. i NIFA priority areas include adaption/mitigation to climate change, sustainable bioenergy, reduction in childhood obesity, increased food security and increased food safety. Each institution may submit no more than two proposals as the lead institution. USDA-NIFA-CIP-003379 (GG 11/17/10)
Projects supported by the Higher Education Challenge Grants Program will: 1) address a State, regional, national, or international educational need; 2) involve a creative or non-traditional approach toward addressing that need that can serve as a model to others; 3) encourage and facilitate better working relationships in the university science and education community, as well as between universities and the private sector, to enhance program quality and supplement available resources; and 4) result in benefits that will likely transcend the project duration and USDA support. Building upon the four New Biology for the 21st Century challenges, the USDA-NIFA institute has refocused its mission to direct agricultural sciences research, education, and extension programs on addressing the following five Priority Areas: 1) Global Food Security and Hunger; 2) Climate Change; 3) Sustainable Energy; 4) Childhood Obesity; and 5) Food Safety. Applications submitted to this grant program must state how the funded project will address the two HECA Grant Program Goals: 1) To increase the number and diversity of students who will pursue and complete a postsecondary degree in the food and agricultural sciences, and for FY 2011, encourage study in areas that contribute to any of the five NIFA Priority Areas; and 2) To enhance the quality of secondary and postsecondary instruction in order to help meet current and future national food and agricultural sciences workplace needs. USDA-NIFA-CGP-003378 (GG 11/15/10)
Through fellowships to published translators, the Arts Endowment supports projects for the translation of specific works of prose, poetry, or drama from other languages into English. All proposed projects must be for creative translations of literary material into English. The work to be translated should be of interest for its literary excellence and value. Priority will be given to project that involve work that has not been translated into English. 2011NEA03LFTP (GG 8/24/10)
This FOA solicits research (R01) applications from institutions/organizations proposing to advance knowledge on the economics of long-term care (LTC), including topics related to private and public LTC insurance, the Community Living Assistance Services and Supports (CLASS) program, and related topics. RFA-RM-11-002 (NIHG 11/12/10)
The Promoting Research and Innovation in Methodologies for Evaluation (PRIME) program seeks to support research on evaluation with special emphasis on exploring innovative new approaches for determining the impacts and usefulness of evaluations of STEM education projects and programs; building on and expanding the theoretical foundations for evaluating STEM education and workforce development initiatives, including translating and adapting approaches from other fields; and growing the capacity and infrastructure of the evaluation field. Two types of proposals will be supported by the program: Exploratory Projects that include proof-of-concept and feasibility studies and more extensive Full-Scale Projects. NSF 10-615
The goal of this funding opportunity is to support K-12 education projects that advance inquiry-based Earth System Science learning and stewardship directly tied to the school curriculum, with a particular interest in increasing climate literacy. To address this goal, this solicitation will support service-learning and professional development projects related to NOAA's mission in the areas of ocean, coastal, Great Lakes, weather and climate sciences and stewardship. A successful project will catalyze change in K-12 education at the state, regional and national level through development of new programs and/or revision of existing programs to improve the environmental literacy of K-12 teachers and their students. There is a special interest in projects that address reaching groups traditionally underserved and/or underrepresented in Earth System science. One group that has been identified as underserved is elementary level teachers and students. This funding opportunity has two priorities, which are equal in their importance for funding. Priority 1 is for innovative proof-of-concept projects that are one to two years in duration. Priority 2 is for full-scale implementation of educational projects that are three to five years in duration. NOAA-SEC-OED-2011-2002608 (GG 7/20/10)
The Federal Cyber Service: Scholarship for Service (SFS) program seeks to increase the number of qualified students entering the fields of information assurance and computer security and to increase the capacity of the United States higher education enterprise to continue to produce professionals in these fields to meet the needs of our increasingly technological society. The SFS program is composed of two tracks: 1) The Scholarship Track provides funding to colleges and universities to award scholarships to students in the information assurance and computer security fields. 2) The Capacity Building Track provides funds to colleges and universities to improve the quality and increase the production of information assurance and computer security professionals. Professional development of information assurance faculty and development of academic programs can be funded under this track, as well as projects to increase interest in information assurance and accelerate the integration of information assurance, computer security or cyber security knowledge across the STEM disciplines. For the Scholarship Track, the proposing organization must be an accredited U.S. university or college that either 1) has been designated by the National Security Agency and the Department of Homeland Security as a Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance Education (CAE/IAE or CAE-R) or 2) has an information assurance program that meets criteria similar to those necessary for CAE/IAE designation. For the Capacity Building Track, the proposing organization may be either an accredited U.S. university or college or a consortium. Proposing organizations must demonstrate expertise in information assurance or cyber security curriculum development and/or research. An institution can submit only one proposal to each of the two tracks. NSF 11-506 (GG 11/15/10)
To address the need to enhance diversity in its programs, the Directorate for Engineering (ENG) at the National Science Foundation is offering research initiation grants under the program name Broadening Participation Research Initiation Grants in Engineering, BRIGE. ENG offers this BRIGE funding opportunity to all beginning engineers with the intent of increasing the diversity of researchers in the engineering disciplines. The goal of the BRIGE solicitation is to increase the number of proposals to the Directorate for Engineering from individuals who can serve as role models and mentors for an increasingly diverse engineering student population who will become the workforce of the future. BRIGE aims to support innovative research and diversity plans that contribute to recruiting and retaining a broad representation of engineering researchers especially those subgroups that are underrepresented in the engineering population in programs supported by these grants. Throughout this solicitation, the term underrepresented groups will refer to and include the following: women, persons with disabilities, and ethnic groups which are in the minority in engineering such as African Americans, Hispanics, Native Americans, Alaska Natives, and Pacific Islanders. NSF 10-609