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March 25, 2011 (Vol. 20, No. 11)

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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11-1 ROSES 2011:Opportunities in Education and Public Outreach for Earth and Space Science (NASA)

This Opportunities in Education and Public Outreach for Earth and Space Science solicitation is for project activities utilizing Science Mission Directorate (SMD) content supporting NASA education and public outreach objectives. It solicits proposals that address substantial and substantive educational or outreach needs or problems and offer solutions of significant impact. NNH11ZDA001N-EPOESS (GG 3/22/11)

Deadline: Notices of Intent 4/8/2011; Proposals 5/6/2011

11-2 Digging into Data Challenge (NEH)

The advent of what has been called data-driven inquiry or cyberscholarship has changed the nature of inquiry across many disciplines, revealing new opportunities for interdisciplinary collaboration on problems of common interest. The creation of vast quantities of Internet-accessible digital data and the development of techniques for large-scale data analysis have led to remarkable new discoveries in genetics, astronomy, and other fields, and--importantly--connections between different academic disciplines. The Digging into Data Challenge seeks to discover how these new research techniques might also be applied to questions in the humanities and social sciences. New techniques of large-scale data analysis allow researchers to discover relationships, detect discrepancies, and perform computations on so-called big data sets that are so large that they can be processed only by using computing resources and computational methods that were developed and made economically affordable within the past few years. The four goals of the initiative are: 1) to promote the development and deployment of innovative research techniques in large-scale data analysis that focus on applications for the humanities and social sciences; 2) to foster interdisciplinary collaboration among researchers in the humanities, social sciences, computer sciences, library, archive, information sciences, and other fields, around questions of text and data analysis; 3) to promote international collaboration among both researchers and funders; and 4) to ensure efficient access to and sharing of the materials for research by working with data repositories that hold large digital collections. The Digging into Data Challenge competition is sponsored by eight leading funders from four countries (Canada, the Netherlands, the United Kingdom, and the United States). This competition is open only to international research projects. Each project represents a collaboration among 2-4 teams, each team representing one of the competition's participating countries.

Deadline: 6/16/2011


11-3 Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education (FIPSE)--Comprehensive Program (ED)

The Comprehensive Program supports innovative grants and cooperative agreements to improve postsecondary education. It supports reforms, innovations, and significant improvements of postsecondary education that respond to problems of national significance and serve as national models. Competitive Preference Priorities are: 1) Increasing Postsecondary Success; 2) Enabling More Data-Based Decision-Making; and 3) Improving Productivity. CFDA 84.116B (FR 3/22/11)

Deadline: 5/23/2011

11-4 National Professional Development Program (ED)

The National Professional Development Program will award grants to institutions of higher education (in consortia with State educational agencies or local educational agencies) to support professional development activities that are designed to improve classroom instruction for English Learners and will assist educational personnel working with such children to meet high professional standards, including standards for certification and licensure as teachers who work in language instruction educational programs or serve Els. CFDA 84.195N (FR 3/18/11)

Deadline: 5/2/2011


11-5 Theoretical Research in Magnetic Fusion Energy Science (DOE)

The Department of Energy announces its interest in receiving grant applications for theoretical research relevant to the U.S. program in magnetic fusion energy sciences. The specific areas of interest are: 1) Magnetohydrodynamics; 2) Confinement and Transport; 3) Boundary Physics; 4) Plasma Heating, Non-inductive Current Drive, and Energetic Particles; 5) Atomic and Molecular Processes in Plasmas. DE-FOA-0000480 (GG 3/21/11)

Deadline: Letters of Intent; Applications 5/26/2011

11-6 Extreme Event Impacts on Air Quality and Water Quality with a Changing Global Climate (EPA)

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), as part of its Science to Achieve Results (STAR) program, is seeking applications proposing the development of assessments, tools and techniques, and demonstration of innovative technologies for providing information and capacity to adequately prepare for climate-induced changes in extreme events in the context of air and water quality management. A goal of this RFA is to seek a better understanding of the hazards (the extreme events) and to establish ways for climate scientists, impact assessment modelers, air and water quality managers, and other stakeholders to co-produce information necessary to form sound policy in relation to extreme events and their impact on air and water quality under a changing climate. EPA-G2011-STAR-D2

Deadline: 4/18/2011


11-7 Enhancing Tumoricidal Activity of Natural Killer (NK) Cells by Dietary Components for Cancer Prevention (R01) (NIH)

This funding opportunity announcement (FOA) is designed to stimulate research efforts aimed at establishing the physiological significance of dietary components in modulating the tumoricidal cell activity of natural killer (NK) cells for cancer prevention. PA-11-160 (NIHG 3/18/11

Deadline: 6/5/2011, 10/5/2011, 2/5/2012

11-8 Improved Diagnostic Capabilities for Select Biodefense and Emerging Pathogens (R21/R33) (NIH)

The goal of this FOA is to support basic to translational research focused on development of improved and/or field-appropriate diagnostic capabilities for select biodefense and emerging pathogens. RFA-AI-11-024 (NIHG 3/18/11)

Deadline: Letters of Intent 6/14/2011; Applications 7/14/2011

11-9 Nutrition and Diet in the Causation, Prevention, and Management of Heart Failure (R01) (NIH)

This Funding Opportunity Announcement encourages submission of investigator-initiated research applications on the role of nutrition and diet in the causation, prevention, and treatment of cardiomyopathies and heart failure. Mechanistic, translational, and applied interdisciplinary research applications with rigorous hypothesis-testing designs for projects in humans or animals are of interest. The overall goal is to develop a satisfactory science base for rational nutritional management of patients in various stages of heart failure and for preventive approaches in high-risk individuals. PA-11-165 (NIHG 3/18/11)

Deadline: 6/5/2011, 10/5/2011, 2/5/2012

11-10 Advancing Theory in Biology (ATB) (NSF)

The Biological Sciences Directorate invites submission of proposals that advance our conceptual and theoretical understanding of living systems. The Advancing Theory in Biology (ATB) solicitation supports the development of new theoretical approaches that will improve our understanding of general biological principles that account for phenomena that occur independently across levels of biological organizations. This is the final year that a separate competition will be held for Advancing Theory in Biology. After this year, the Biological Sciences Directorate will continue to support the development of new theoretical approaches to account for phenomena at different levels of biological organizations through proposals submitted to existing core programs in the Directorate. NSF 11-523

Deadline: 4/13/2011


11-11 Exploring Drugs of Abuse and Transgenerational Phenotypes (R01) (NIH)

The purpose of this FOA is to support research investigating whether or not exposure to drugs of abuse leads to behavioral, molecular, physiological or other phenotypic effects in subsequent generations. Applicants should focus on a drug of abuse. Applications focused solely on the effects of alcohol will not be responsive to this FOA. RFA-DA-12-006 (NIHG 3/18/11)

Deadline: Letters of Intent 6/29/2011; Applications 7/29/2011

11-12 Strategic Social Interaction Modules (SSIM) (DOD)

DARPA is soliciting proposals for innovative research into the identification of and training in social interaction skills warfighters can apply to effect successful outcomes in social encounters with strangers in unfamiliar and hostile environments and in enhancing the warfighters' human dynamics proficiencies during such encounters. The proposed research should investigate innovative approaches that enable revolutionary advances in social science, training, or validation. Specifically excluded is research that results primarily in evolutionary improvements to the existing state of practice. DARPA-BAA-11-32 (GG 3/22/11)

Deadline: 5/10/2011

11-13 Family and Interpersonal Relationships in an Aging Context (R01) (NIH)

The National Institute on Aging invites researchers to submit innovative R01research grant applications on aging and the family. The objective of this research program is to expand understanding of the role of families and interpersonal relationships in the health and wellbeing of older people. This will be accomplished through increasing scientific knowledge on the effects of family and interpersonal relationships on behavioral and social processes of relevance to aging; and on how these processes change over the life course and across cohorts. A broad range of methods and approaches are encouraged. PA-11-128 (NIHG 2/25/11)

Deadline: 6/5/2011, 10/5/2011, 2/5/2012

11-14 Encouraging Innovation: Field-Initiated Programs (DOJ)

Bureau of Justice Assistance is seeking proposals from eligible organizations to develop and implement new and innovative strategies that better enable local criminal justice systems to prevent and respond to emerging and chronic crime problems that affect many communities in the United States. Proposals must aim to address a gap in the current base of knowledge about responding to and preventing crime and be developed or implemented in a way that allows other communities or organizations to learn from and potentially replicate the approach. For a proposal to be considered innovative, it must: 1) propose a strategy or response that has not been implemented previously; 2) propose a new modification to an existing strategy or response that has not been implemented previously; or 3) propose a new approach to delivering evidence-based strategies or responses that has not been implemented previously. BJA-2011-2946 (GG 2/24/11)

Deadline: 4/21/2011

11-15 NIJ Visiting Fellows Program (DOJ)

NIJ seeks proposals for important research work and scholarship as part of the 2011 NIJ Visiting Fellows Program. Awards made under the NIJ Visiting Fellows Program will bring leading researchers and others into residency at NIJ to make important scholarly contributions in their chosen fields of criminology or criminal justice research and to work with the NIJ Director and staff to help shape the direction of NIJ's research programs. NIJ will also recruit Partnership Fellows--a Research Fellow and a Policy Fellow who will work together on a joint research project. NIJ-2011-2829 (GG 1/26/11)