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March 4, 2011 (Vol. 20, No. 8)

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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8-1 Sun Grants (Sun Grant)

The North Central Region Sun Grant Center DOT RFA has been released. This RFA will focus on drop-in fuels, transportation logistics, and development of transportation infrastructure to support biobased industries.

Deadline: Preproposals 4/15/2011

8-2 ENGAGE: Learning to Solve Problems, Solving Problems to Learn (DARPA)

DARPA is soliciting proposals for innovative research in educational systems that will ENGAGE young students (Pre-K-- Grade 3) in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) studies while conducting research into the best methods and practices for teaching these topics. Specifically, an educational game-based approach is being sought that will analyze game-play across thousands of players to determine the best approaches for teaching specific STEM topics while taking into account individual learning styles, demographics and other factors identified by the game to impact learning. These educational games must meet the highest industry standards for quality and engagement while incorporating the best pedagogical practices and clearly focusing on the ability to measure and identify metrics critical to teaching STEM topics, as well as to see if the lessons learned within the game generalize to the classroom. DARPA-BAA-11-36 (GG 2/25/11)

Deadline: 4/13/2011, 5/27/2011

8-3 Distance Learning and Telemedicine Grants (USDA)

The Distance Learning and Telemedicine Program (DLT) is designed specifically to meet the educational and health care needs of rural America. Through grants, advanced telecommunications technologies provide enhanced learning and health care opportunities for rural residents. RDUP-11-01-DLT (GG 2/25/11)

Deadline: 4/25/2011

8-4 Superfund Hazardous Substance Research and Training Program (P42) (NIH)

The National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) is announcing the continuation of the Superfund Hazardous Substance Research and Training Program [referred to as Superfund Substance Program (SRP) Centers]. SRP Center grants will support problem-based, solution-oriented research Centers that consist of multiple, integrated projects representing both the biomedical and non-biomedical disciplines; as well as cores tasked with administrative, community engagement, research translation, research support, and training functions. The scope of the SRP Centers includes: 1) advanced techniques for the detection, assessment, and evaluation of the effect on human health of hazardous substances; 2) methods to assess the risks to human health presented by hazardous substances; 3) methods and technologies to detect hazardous substances in the environment; and 4) basic biological, chemical, and physical methods to reduce the amount and toxicity of hazardous substances. RFA-ES-10-010 (NIHG 10/29/10)

Deadline: Letters of Intent 3/16/2010; Applications 4/15/2011


8-5 2011 Agriscience Awards (Columbus)

The Christopher Columbus Fellowship Foundation, a Federal government agency, is now accepting Nominations for the 2011 Agriscience Awards. The awards are presented by the Foundation in partnership with the American Farm Bureau Federation. The mission of this partnership is to present the Second Annual Agriscience Awards to recognize, through eight monetary awards and research funds, two adult scientists and provide research funds; three current secondary school educators; and three current secondary school students who are judged to exemplify excellence in the field of agriscience and to highlight the importance of agriculture in the 21st century.

Deadline: 3/15/2011


8-6 Program for Cultural Cooperation (SPAIN)

On behalf of the Spanish Ministry of Culture and the Executive Committee, it gives me great pleasure to invite you and your department colleagues to present projects compatible with the Program's objective of disseminating Spanish Culture in the United States. Funding is available for the following categories: 1) Visiting Professors; 2) Individual Research; 3) Publications; 4) Dissemination and Study of Spanish Culture; 5) Symposia and Seminars; 6) Subsidies for Professional Associations; and 7) Dissemination of Spanish Culture through the Arts.

Deadline: 4/1/2011


8-7 ROSES 2011: Astrophysics Theory (NASA)

The Astrophysics Theory program (ATP) supports efforts to develop the basic theory for NASA's space astrophysics programs. Proposals submitted for this program must both: be directly relevant to space astrophysics goals by facilitating the interpretation of data from space astrophysics missions or by leading to predictions that can be tested with space astrophysics observations; and consist predominantly of theoretical studies or the development of theoretical models. NNH11ZDA001N-ATP (GG 3/2/11)

Deadline: Notices of Intent 4/8/2011; Proposals 6/3/2011

8-8 Nuclear Energy University Programs--Reactor Upgrades (DOE)

This FOA is the fiscal year (FY) 2011 solicitation for Nuclear Energy University Programs (NEUP) University Reactor Upgrades Infrastructure Support for the Department of Energy's (DOE) Office of Nuclear Energy (NE) This FOA is seeking applications from U.S. universities and colleges with operating research reactors. The purpose of the program is to upgrade and improve the U.S. university nuclear research and training reactors and to contribute to strengthening the academic community's nuclear engineering infrastructure. DE-FOA-0000469 (GG 3/1/11)

Deadline: 4/4/2011

8-9 Basic Research for Combating Weapons of Mass Destruction (C-WMD) Broad Agency Announcement (BAA) (DTRA)

This BAA is focused on soliciting basic research projects that support the DTRA mission to safeguard America and its allies from WMD (e.g., chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear, and high-yield explosives) by providing capabilities to reduce, eliminate, and counter the threat and mitigate its effects. To this end, DTRA seeks research across broad strategic thrust areas: Science of WMD Sensing and Recognition; Cognitive and Information Science; Science for Protection; Science to Defeat WMD; and Science to Secure WMD. HDTRA1-11-16-BRCWMD-BAA (GG 3/1/11)

Deadline: White Papers 4/8/2011; Proposals 6/13/2011

8-10 ROSES 2011: GNSS Remote Sensing Science Team (NASA)

This announcement seeks innovative approaches to the development of GNSS remote sensing techniques and algorithms to study the Earth's environment from the ionosphere to Earth's interior in accord with NASA's strategic goals and objectives. In addition to the factors given in the NASA Guidebook for Proposers, the evaluation criterion "relevance to NASA's strategic goals and objectives" specifically includes the following factor: The value to NASA strategic objectives in Earth Science including multidisciplinary science objects in space geodesy, geohazards mitigation, gravity, and geomagnetic field dynamics as articulated in the Earth Surface and Interior's strategic plan entitled "Living on a Restless Planet." Proposals should focus on upon the enhancement of our understanding of the dynamics of the Earth's surface, atmosphere, and ionosphere through the development of GNSS remote sensing techniques. NNH11ZDA001N-GNSS (GG 2/28/11)

Deadline: Notice of Intent 3/25/2011; Proposals 5/2/2011

8-11 Special Call for Proposals by the BSF (US-Israel BSF)

The U.S.-Israel Binational Science Foundation (BSF) has issued three new CALLS FOR PROPOSALS in its special programs: 1) "BSF Energy" for research in Alternative Energy, Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency. 2) "Transformative Science," a special program for ground breaking ideas in scientific research. 3) "Prof. R. Rahamimoff Travel Grants for Young Scientists," a special program supporting short, research related, trips of young American scientists to Israel, and young Israeli scientists to the U.S.

Deadline: Preproposals 4/13/2011; Travel 5/19/2011


8-12 Dimensions of Biodiversity (NSF)

The goal of the Dimensions of Biodiversity campaign is to transform, by 2020, how we describe and understand the scope and role of life on Earth. The campaign promotes novel, integrated approaches to identify and understand the evolutionary and ecological significance of biodiversity amidst the changing environment of the present day and in the geologic past. This campaign seeks to characterize biodiversity on Earth by using integrative, innovative approaches to fill the most substantial gaps in our understanding of the diversity of life on Earth. It will take a broad view of biodiversity, and in its initial phase will focus on the integration of genetic, taxonomic, and functional dimensions of biodiversity. Successful proposals should integrate these three dimensions to understand interactions and feedbacks among them. An individual may appear on Principal Investigator (PI), or co-PI, or other senior personnel on only one proposal submitted in FY 2011 in response to this solicitation. NSF 11-518

Deadline: 3/28/2011


8-13 Advanced Seminar Program (SAR)

Advanced seminars at the School for Advanced Research (SAR) promote in-depth communication among scholars who are at a critical stage of research on a common topic and whose interaction has the potential to move the discipline of anthropology forward with new insights into human evolution, behavior, culture, or society, including critical contemporary issues. Each consists of ten scholars who meet at SAR's Santa Fe campus for five days of intense discussion. Participants appraise ongoing research, assess recent innovations in theory and methods, and share data relevant to the broad problems in anthropology and related disciplines.

Deadline: 4/1/2011

8-14 Grants to Reduce Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, and Stalking on Campus program (DOJ)

The United States Department of Justice, Office of Violence Against Women (OVW) is pleased to announce that it is seeking applications for the Grants to Reduce Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, and Stalking on Campus Program. This program furthers the Department's mission by strengthening on campus victim services, security, and investigative strategies to prevent and prosecute violent crimes against women on campuses. OVW-2011-2901 (GG 2/23/11)

Deadline: 3/24/2011

8-15 Research and Evaluation in Justice Systems (DOJ)

This solicitation seeks proposals to examine topics relevant to State and/or local criminal and juvenile justice systems policy and practice. Specific focus areas under this solicitation for Fiscal Year (FY) 2011 include: a multi-State study on the impact of incarceration on families of adults confined to penal institutions; a national study on State budget shortfalls and prison closings; and multi-State research on automated reporting systems and kiosk supervision. Application titles should clearly denote the specific focus area selected. Applications addressing other areas of research related to criminal and/or juvenile justice systems policy and practice also may be considered. However, applicants are strongly encouraged to consider NIJ's stated priority areas as they are outlines in this solicitation. NIJ-2011-2825 (GG 12/17/10)