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March 11, 2011 (Vol. 20, No. 9)

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 9-3) 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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9-1 Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Program (NSF)

The Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Program is a Foundation-wide activity that offers the National Science Foundation's most prestigious awards in support of junior faculty who exemplify the role of teacher-scholars through outstanding research, excellent education and the integration of education and research within the context of the mission of their organizations. Each year NSF selects nominees for the Presidential Early Career Awards for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE) from among the most meritorious recent CAREER awardees. Selection for this award is based on two important criteria: 1) innovative research at the frontiers of science and technology that is relevant to the mission of the sponsoring organization or agency, and 2) community service demonstrated through scientific leadership, education or community outreach. NSF 11-690

Deadline: 7/22/2011-7/26/2011

9-2 Research Coordination Networks (RCN) (NSF)

The goal of the RCN program is to advance a field or create new direction in research or education. Groups of investigators will be supported to communicate and coordinate their research, training and educational activities across disciplinary, organizational, geographic and international boundaries. RCN provides opportunities to foster new collaborations, including international partnerships, and address interdisciplinary topics. Innovative ideas for implementing novel networking strategies, collaborative technologies, and development of community standards for data and meta-data are especially encouraged. Proposed networking activities directed to the RCN program should focus on a theme to give coherence to the collaboration, such as a broad research question or particular technologies or approaches. NSF 11-531

Deadline: Varies by program

9-3 Integrative Graduate Education and Research Traineeship Program (IGERT) (NSF)

The Integrative Graduate Education and Research Traineeship (IGERT) program has been developed to meet the challenges of educating U.S. Ph.D. scientists and engineers with interdisciplinary backgrounds, deep knowledge in chosen disciplines, and technical, professional, and personal skills. The program is intended to establish new models for graduate education and training in a fertile environment for collaborative research that transcends traditional disciplinary boundaries. It is also intended to facilitate diversity in student participation and preparation, and to contribute to a world-class, broadly inclusive, and globally engaged science and engineering workforce. Building upon the IGERT platform, the purpose of this IGERT solicitation is to support new models in graduate education in which students are engaged in an environment that supports innovation to learn through hands-on experience how their own research may contribute in new ways to benefit society and to learn the processes for the successful implementation of such contributions. NSF 11-533

Deadline: Internal 4/2/2011; Letters of Intent 5/2/2011; Proposals 7/1/2011

9-4 Environmental Education Regional Grants (EPA)

EPA is seeking grant proposals from eligible applicants to support environmental education projects that promote environmental stewardship and help develop knowledgeable and responsible students, teachers, and citizens. This grant program provides financial support for projects that design, demonstrate, and/or disseminate environmental education practices, methods, or techniques as described in this notice. Under this solicitation EPA expects to award environmental education grants from the 10 EPA Regional offices. EPA-EE-11-02 (GG 3/3/11)

Deadline: 5/2/2011


9-5 Steppingstones of Technology Innovation for Children With Disabilities (ED)

The purposes of the Technology and Media Services for Individuals with Disabilities program are to: 1) Improve results for children with disabilities by promoting the development, demonstration, and use of technology; 2) support educational media services activities designed to be of educational value in the classroom setting to children with disabilities; and 3) provide support for captioning and video description that are appropriate for use in the classroom setting. CFDA 84.327A (FR 3/7/11)

Deadline: 4/21/2011

9-6 Education Research and Special Education Research Grant Programs (ED)

The central purpose of the Institute of Education Sciences' research grant programs is to provide parents, educators, students, researchers, policymakers, and the general public with reliable and valid information about educational practices that support learning and improve academic achievement and access to education opportunities for all students. In carrying out its grant programs, the Institute provides support for programs of research in areas of demonstrated national need. ED-GRANTS-030311-006 (GG 3/3/11)

Deadline: 6/23/2011


9-7 Unique and Innovative Space Technology (NASA)

The Game Changing Technology Division (GCT), within NASA's Office of the Chief Technologies (OCT) is soliciting executive summaries, white papers, and proposals for research and development (R&D) for technology that is innovative and unique and promises to enable revolutionary (game-changing) improvements to the efficiency and effectiveness of our country's space capability. Novel (unique) capabilities are sought in any of the NASA Space Technology Grand Challenges or the NASA draft Space Technology Roadmaps. Responses may be submitted at any time while this solicitation is open. Responses will be reviewed and award decisions made throughout the year. NNH11ZUA001K (GG 3/2/11)

Deadline: Executive Summary 10/1/2011; White Papers 11/1/2011; Proposals 1/3/2012

9-8 Research Experiences for Teachers (RET) in Engineering and Computer Science (NSF)

The Directorate for Engineering (ENG) and the Directorate for Computer Information Science and Engineering (CISE), Research Experiences for Teachers (RET) in Engineering and Computer Science program supports the active involvement of K-12 science, technology, engineering, computer and information sciences, and mathematics (STEM) teachers and community college faculty in engineering and computer science research in to order to bring knowledge of engineering, computer science, and technological innovation into their classrooms. This announcement features two mechanisms for support of in-service and pre-service K-12 STEM teachers and community college faculty: RET supplements to ongoing ENG or CISE awards and new RET Site awards may be included in proposals for new or renewed NSF Directorate for Engineering (ENG) or CISE grants or as supplements to ongoing NSF ENG or CISE funded projects. NSF 11-509

Deadline: 10/3/2011

9-9 Scientific Discovery through Advanced Computing Institutes (DOE)

The Office of Advanced Scientific Computing Research (ASCR), U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), announces its interest in receiving grant applications to the Scientific Discovery through Advanced Computing (SciDAC) program for SciDAC Institutes. The mission of the SciDAC Institutes is to provide intellectual resources in applied mathematics and computer science, expertise in algorithms and methods, and scientific software tools to advance scientific discovery through modeling and simulation in areas of strategic importance to the Office of Science and the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA). DE-FOA-00000505 (GG 2/23/11)

Deadline: Letters of Intent 3/30/2011; Applications 5/2/2011

9-10 Cottrell Scholars Awards (RESCORP)

The Cottrell Scholars Awards are designed for institutions and faculty members who are committed to excel at both teaching and research. Awards are made to U.S. universities to further the teaching and research of faculty members in a Bachelor's and Ph.D. degree-granting department of astronomy, biochemistry, biophysics, chemistry, or physics, but not in school of medicine or engineering. Applicants must be in the third full calendar year after their first tenure-track appointment (i.e., faculty members who assumed their first tenure-track position anytime in calendar year 2008 may apply only in 2011, observing the April deadline). TGA 2/11

Deadline: 4/1/2011

9-11 Early Stage Innovation NASA Innovative Advanced Concepts (NIAC) (NASA)

National Aeronautic and Space Administration (NASA) Headquarters is releasing a NASA Research Announcement (NRA) for initial studies of innovative advanced concepts. This NRA solicits multiple studies, each of which will investigate an architecture, mission or system concept that has the potential to change the possible in aeronautics or space. NASA Innovative Advance Concepts (NIAC) is part of the Office of Chief Technologist (OCT). Concepts proposed for NIAC Phase I studies must be innovative and visionary, technically substantiated, and very early in development (10+ years out; Technology Readiness Level 1, 2, or early 3). Focused technology maturation and incremental improvement are explicitly not of interest in this program. NNH11ZUA001N (GG 3/2/11)

Deadline: 5/2/2011

9-12 University Engineering Design Challenge Program (AFOSR)

AFOSR, in conjunction with the AFRL Rapid Reaction Team, announces a program to promote and sustain university research and education focused on innovative military systems and related technologies. This program will be structured as a yearly design challenge, with the objectives and constraints of the design specified by the AFRL management team at the beginning of the academic year and a competition amongst the undergraduate university teams to determine the best design to be held at the end of the academic year. The winner of this yearly competition will be encouraged to apply for additional projects as they are announced to continue their exemplary research, possibly incorporating elements of the other design solutions. This announcement is to select a set of university contestants that will conduct this research and participate in the design challenges for three years, primarily focused on problems and research related to mechanical engineering disciplines. BAA-AFOSR-2011-03 (GG 3/9/11)

Deadline: 4/25/2011

9-13 Machine Reasoning and Intelligence (ONR)

The proposed topic will develop fundamental understanding and methods that lead to autonomous systems that can successfully execute a variety of missions in complex environments through machine reasoning while exploiting all sources of sensor and open domain data. Applicants shall apply using the Application Instructions and Package under ONRBAA11-001. 11-SN-0008 (GG 3/8/11)

Deadline: White Papers 4/1/2011; Applications 5/15/2011

9-14 FY 2011 Indoor Air Quality Projects in Region 7 (EPA)

EPA Region 7 is soliciting proposals from organizations to fund indoor air quality (IAQ) projects that address the following two program priority areas: 1) Assistance with training schools on EPA's IAQ Tools for Schools program, to aid in a school's adoption of an IAQ Management Program, and 2) Indoor environmental asthma triggers and exposure education and/or training. EPA-R7AWMD-11-001 (GG 3/9/11)