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April 1, 2011 (Vol. 20, No. 12)

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 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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12-1 Nanoscience and Nanotechnology in Biology and Medicine (R01) (NIH)

This initiative, issued by the National Institutes of Health, encourages applications from institutions/organizations that apply nanoscience and nanotechnology approaches to address problems in biology and medicine. The purpose of this FOA is to provide support for cutting-edge nanoscience and nanotechnology research that can lead to biomedical breakthroughs and new investigations into the diagnosis, treatment, and management of an array of diseases and traumatic injuries. PA-11-148 (NIHG 3/18/11)

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

12-2 Research on Ethical Issues in Biomedical, Social and Behavioral Research (R01) (NIH)

The purpose of this FOA is to support investigator-initiated Research Project Grant (R01) applications that propose to study high priority bioethical challenges and issues associated with the types of biomedical, social, and behavioral research supported by the participating NIH Institutes/Centers. The Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research (OBSSR) joins this FOA as part of its efforts to promote research on the behavioral and social aspects of health and illness. However, only participating ICs will provide direct grant support under this FOA. Companion FOAS are PA-11-181, R03 Small Grant; and PA-11-182, R21 Exploratory/Developmental Grant. PA-11-180 (NIHG 3/25/11)

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

12-3 Program Project on Alcohol-Related Research (P01)(NIH)

The NIAAA Program Project initiative supports interdisciplinary research on a wide variety of areas including, but not limited to: the nature, causes, consequences, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of alcohol abuse and alcoholism; and in addition the development of new approaches and methodologies to pursue this research. PAR-11-174 (NIHG 3/25/11)

Deadline: Letters of Intent 4/25/2011, 4/25/2012; Applications 5/25/2011, 5/25/2012

12-4 Pollution Prevention Information Network (PPIN) Grants Program (EPA)

The Pollution Prevention Information Network (PPIN) grant program funds regional centers that serve both unique regional pollution prevention (P2) information needs and national audience needs for quality information on source reduction and related P2 practices. The grantees provide assistance to businesses whose lack of information may be an impediment to implementing source reduction, preventing pollution or adopting sustainable practices. Proposals should describe activities that serve regional and national P2 needs, strategic P2 priorities, and promote national network communications. EPA-HQ-OPPT-2011-02 (GG 3/25/11)

Deadline: 5/9/2011


12-5 Food and Agricultural Sciences National Needs Graduate Fellowship Grants (USDA)

The fellowships supported through the Food and Agricultural Sciences National Needs Graduate and Postgraduate Fellowship Grants Program (NINF) are intended to encourage outstanding and committed students to pursue and complete graduate degrees in critical areas of national needs, through graduate programs at eligible institutions. The support provided through this NNF program is a student stipend for the Fellow and a cost-of-education allowance to the institution. The typical period of performance for an award is five years, although a few programs may specify shorter (maximum of five years) periods. For the FY 2011 award cycle, NIFA intends to support graduate Fellowship training grants for both Master's and doctoral levels of study. Also, Special International Study or Thesis/Dissertation Research Travel Allowances (IRTA) awards will provide support for eligible USDA Fellows to conduct thesis/dissertation research or to undertake studies at sites outside of the United States. USDA-NIFA-HEP-003435 (GG 3/29/11)

Deadline: 6/1/2011


12-6 Transition to Teaching Grant Program (ED)

The Transition to Teaching program encourages 1) the development and expansion of alternative routes to full State teacher certification, as well as 2) the recruitment and retention of highly qualified mid-career professionals, recent college graduates, and highly qualified paraprofessionals as teachers in high-need schools operated by high-need local education agencies (LEAs), including charter schools that operate as high-need LEAs. CFDA 84.350A, 84350B, 84.350C (FR 3/30/11)

Deadline: Notices of Intent 4/29/2011; Applications 5/31/2011

12-7 Fostering Interdiscplinary Research on Education (FIRE) (NSF)

FIRE is a strand of the Research and Evaluation on Education in Science and Engineering (REESE) program (NSF 10-586) and it is anticipated that FIRE will eventually be incorporated into the REESE solicitation. The FIRE program seeks to facilitate the process by which scholars can cross disciplinary boundaries to acquire the skills and knowledge that would improve their ability to conduct rigorous research on STEM learning and education. The primary goal of the strand is to facilitate the development of innovative theoretical, methodological, and analytic approaches to understanding complex STEM education issues of national importance and, by doing so, make progress toward solving them. A secondary goal of the strand is to broaden and deepen the pool of investigators engaged in STEM educational research. In order to address this goal, investigators must pair with a mentoring scholar in a to-be-learned field of interest. Proposals therefore have both a research and a professional development component. Investigators may receive a FIRE award at any point in their post-graduate careers. NSF 11-526

Deadline: 4/29/2011


12-8 Dynamic Air Quality Management (EPA)

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), as part of its Science to Achieve Results (STAR) program, is seeking applications proposing research to lay the scientific foundation for improving the air quality management system. Applications may address increasing the rate at which new information is incorporated into regional and local air quality management or improving management of short-term air pollution episodes. In addition to regular awards, this solicitation includes the opportunity for early career projects. The purpose of the early career award is to fund research projects smaller in scope and budget by early career PIs. EPA-G2011-STAR-C1

Deadline: 4/28/2011

12-9 Research and Development for Hydrogen Storage (DOE)

The Department of Energy's (DOE) Fuel Cell Technologies (FCT) Program within the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) is requesting applications to support applied research and development (R&D) activities to enable the widespread commercialization of hydrogen and fuel cell technologies. The core of the FCT Program consists of activities in applied research as well as technology development and demonstration. These activities will: maintain the rapid pace of progress in fuel cells, expand the markets in which they can compete; enable the use of lower-cost hydrogen from diverse and environmentally beneficial sources; enable highly efficient, centralized production of hydrogen; reduce the cost of delivery; expand the markets for hydrogen-powered fuel cells in several applications, and improve hydrogen storage technologies. DE-FOA-0000421 (GG 3/17/11)

Deadline: 4/29/2011


12-10 Chronicle of Lineage Indicative of Origins (CLIO) (DOD)

DARPA is seeking innovative research proposals that will reduce biosecurity restriction on genetic engineering and synthetic biology research by ensuring biosafety and biosecurity at the level of the pathogen (rather than a research facility). DARPA-BAA-11-42 (GG 3/16/10)

Deadline: 5/25/2011


12-11 United States-Brazil Higher Eduction Consortia Program (ED)

The purpose of this program is to provide grants or enter into cooperative agreements to improve postsecondary education opportunities by focusing on problem areas in postsecondary education or approaches to improve postsecondary education. The priority is: Support of the formation of educational consortia of U.S. and Brazilian institutions. To meet this priority, the applicant must propose a project that supports cooperation in the coordination of curricula; the exchange of students, if pertinent to grant activities; and the opening of educational opportunities between the U.S. and Brazil. CFDA 84.116M (FR 3/29/11)

Deadline: 5/13/2011

12-12 Program for North American Mobility in Higher Education (ED)

The purpose of this program is to provide grants for or to enter into cooperative agreements to improve postsecondary education opportunities by focusing on problem areas or improvement approaches in postsecondary education. This program supports the formation of educational consortia of United States (U.S.), Canadian, and Mexican institutions. To meet this priority, the applicant must propose a project that supports cooperation in the coordination of curricula; the exchange of students, if pertinent to grant activities; and the opening of education opportunities among the U.S., Canada, and Mexico. In order to be eligible for an award under this priority, the applicant in the U.S. must be a U.S. institution, the applicant in Mexico must be a Mexican institution, and the applicant in Canada must be a Canadian institution. CFDA 84.116N. (FR 3/25/11)

Deadline: 5/17/2011


12-13 The Effect of Racial and Ethnic Discrimination/Bias on Health Care Delivery (R01) (NIH)

This FOA encourages the submission of research project grant applications from institutions/organizations that propose to: 1) improve the measurement of racial/ethic discrimination in health care delivery systems through improved instrumentation, data collection, and statistical/analytical techniques; 2) to enhance understanding of the influence of racial/ethnic discrimination in health care delivery and its association with disparities in disease incidence, treatment, and outcomes among disadvantaged racial/ethnic minority groups; and 3) to reduce the prevalence of racial/ethnic health disparities through the development of interventions to reduce the influence of racial/ethnic discrimination on health care delivery systems in the United States. PA-11-162 (NIHG 3/18/11)

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


12-14 Early Care and Education Research Scholars: Head State Graduate Student Research Grants (ACF)

The Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation (OPRE) of the Administration for Children and Families (ACF) plans to provide funds for Graduate Student Research Grants to support dissertation research by advanced graduate students who are working in partnership with Head Start programs and with faculty mentors. Competitive applicants will 1) demonstrate a collaborative partnership with their program partners and 2) pursue research questions that directly inform local, state or federal policy relevant to multiple early care and education contexts. Applicants should consider pursuing data collection across contexts, including child care, pre-k, home-visiting program, Head Starts and/or others. HHS-2011-ACF-OPRE-YR-0150 (GG 3/29/11)