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April 22, 2011 (Vol. 20, No. 15)

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: http://www.k-state.edu/research/funding/bulletins/bul11/limits11/index.htm


15-1 Google Exacycle for Visiting Faculty (Google)

Google Exacycle for Visiting Faculty is a new grant program for high-performance CPU-intensive computing. In its first year, the program invites proposals for large-scale, computationally intensive research projects. The program awards sizable allocations on Google's computing infrastructure to address grand challenges in science and engineering. They will award a total of approximately one billion core-hours to drive transformational research in diverse fields such as astronomy, biology and medicine, earth sciences, mathematics and physics.

Deadline: 5/31/2011

15-2 Grant Proposals to Study Therapeutic Effects of Horses on Humans HHRF

The Horses and Humans Research Foundation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to facilitating universal understanding and appreciation of the significant influence of horses on humans, is accepting grant proposals for research into the therapeutic effects of horses on humans. The foundation's broad research agenda includes basic research as well as clinical studies that ultimately impact the physical and mental health and quality of life for people with disabilities who are in involved with equine-assisted activities/therapies. (PND 4/15/11)

Deadline: 5/15/2011

15-3 Biomass Research and Development Initiative (DOE)

This FOA is a joint effort between the U.S Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the U.S Department of Energy (DOE) for fiscal year (FY) 2011 BRDI which requires that funded projects integrate all three legislatively mandated technical areas. These areas include A) Feedstocks development, B) Biofuels and biobased products development, and C) Biofuels and biobased products development analysis. DE-FOA-0000510 (GG 4/15/11)

Deadline: Preapplications 5/31/2011; Applications 10/4/2011

15-4 Understanding User Needs and Context to Inform Consumer Health Information Technology (IT) Design (R01) (AHRQ)

This is a Large Research Project (R01) FOA to express AHRQ's interest in funding research projects that will build a knowledge base of individual's personal health information management (PHIM) needs and practices and the design principles related to these activities. This FOA is focused on five areas of interest: 1) The needs and preferences of diverse user groups in different contexts; 2) User goals, activities, and personal health information management practices; 3) User capacities (e.g., cognitive, physical, health literacy); 4) User motivation (including beliefs and preferences); and 5) Identifying "expert" user groups (e.g., frequent health care consumers and their caregivers) and studying them as models. PA-11-199 (NIHG 4/8/11)

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

15-5 Research Initiatives at The Naval Postgraduate School (DOD)

The Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) is interested in receiving proposals for research initiatives which offer potential for advancement and improvement in the NPS core mission of graduate education and research. This is an announcement to declare NPS's solicitations in competitive funding of meritorious research initiatives across a spectrum of science and engineering, business and policy, operational and informational sciences, and interdisciplinary disciplines that support the NPS's graduate education and research mission. NPS-BAA-11-001 (GG 3/21/11)

Deadline: 3/31/2012


15-6 Financial Literacy Research Projects (NEFE)

The National Endowment for Financial Education (NEFE) grants program seeks to fund innovative research and research-based development projects that can make a profound contribution to the field of financial literacy. Inquiries are encouraged from disciplines in fields as diverse as behavior, economics, neuroscience, sociology, psychology, marketing, finance, education, change theory, decision sciences, and others. Of particular interest are pro-active research projects whose findings may cultivate critical thinking in the financial literacy community. Also of interest are development projects that put research recommendations into action. Project outcomes must be capable of achieving traction and measurable impact with audiences such as financial education intermediaries, researchers, practitioners, decision makers, and others who can achieve effective outreach to a target population with an unmet financial literacy need or to the general public. (PND 2/4/11)

Deadline: Concept Inquiries 6/7/2011, 12/6/2011


15-7 Education Grants (Lumina Foundation)

The foundation supports the following types of efforts to increase awareness of the benefits of higher education, improved student access to and preparedness for college, improved student success in college and increased productivity across the higher education system: 1) Work that stimulates broad-based and systematic change, 2) Work that focuses on promoting educational access and success for underserved populations, especially low-income students, students of color, first-generation college students and adult learners, 3) Collaboration among multiple organizations and institutions to ensure comprehensive and enduring attention to students' postsecondary preparation, enrollment and attainment, 4) Projects that demonstrate capacity for long-term growth and sustainability,

5) Research or evaluation that results in new knowledge and evidence to strengthen opportunities for postsecondary access and success, 6) Work that addresses increasing efficiency, effectiveness and productivity to more cost-effectively educate a significantly larger share of the United States population.

Deadline: Letters of Intent OPEN


15-8 Research Training Groups in the Mathematical Sciences (RTG) (NSF)

The long-range goal of the Division of Mathematical Sciences (DMS) Workforce program is to increase the number of well-prepared U.S. citizens, nationals, and permanent residents who pursue careers in the mathematical sciences and in other NSF-supported disciplines. The Research Training Groups in the Mathematical Sciences (RTG) activity is a part of the Workforce program. RTG supports education through research involvement in groups centered on a common research interest that span the entire spectrum of educational levels from undergraduates through postdoctoral associates. NSF 11-540

Deadline: 7/19/2011

15-9 Engineering Research Centers (ERC) Partnerships in Transformational Research, Education and Technology--A Focused Call for Nanosystems ERCs (NERCs) (NSF)

At this time, some discoveries are at the phase to explore their integration into nanosystems, thus leading to adoption in applications critical for their commercial use. To enable this integration, the Engineering Research Centers (ERC) program is launching this new competition targeting the Transformational Nanotechnology of Engineered Systems Center or NanoSystems ERCs (NERCs). These new centers will adopt and follow all the features of Generation-3 (Gen-3) ERCs. The goal of the Gen-3 Engineering Research Centers Program is to create a culture in engineering research and education that links discovery to technological innovation through transformational fundamental and engineered systems research in order to advance technology and product engineering graduates who will be creative U.S. innovators in a globally competitive economy. NSF 11-537 (GG 4/5/11)

Deadline: Letters of Intent 7/15/2011; Proposals 9/16/2011


15-10 Ribosomal Disorders and Their Role in Inherited Bone Marrow Failure Syndromes (R01) (NIH)

This FOA issued by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute and the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases encourages applications from institutions/organizations that propose collaborative research projects by multi-disciplinary teams to advance our understanding of molecular and cellular mechanisms underlying ribosomal dysfunction. These research areas include effects on hematopoiesis and their role in bone marrow failure syndromes. Multi-disciplinary expertise across basic and clinical components is encouraged. To meet the objectives of this FOA applicants are encouraged to integrate ribosomal biology with bone marrow failure to develop and characterize models of ribosomopathies. Collaborative teams supported by this FOA could include researchers from such fields as biomedical, physical, and informatics disciplines. Applications that do no include biomedical experiments to validate models of ribosomopathies will not fit the stated goals of this FOA. PA-11-121 (NIHG 2/18/11)

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

15-11 Cancer Prevention Research Small Grant Program (R03) (NIH)

This FOA is designed to enhance both basic and applied cancer prevention research. The National Cancer Institute (NCI) invites applications that propose small and time-limited projects pertinent to the development of cancer chemoprevention agents, biomarkers for early cancer detection, cancer-related nutrition science, and/or clinical prevention studies that focus on specific target organs. Proposed projects may involve basic animal and/or translational research and/or human subjects-oriented research. PAR-11-079 (NIHG 12/20/11)

Deadline: 7/21/2011, 12/16/2011, 3/18/2012


15-12 Economic Research Partnership (USAID)

USAID is looking to support research in economic development that is in line with Agency priorities in economic growth. Research proposals must focus on economic growth topics in the areas of Enabling Environments, Fiscal Policy, Trade and Investment Capacity, the Implications of International and Domestic Macroeconomics Policies and Trends on Economic Growth and Poverty Reduction in Low-income Countries, and Project/Policy Analysis. Priority will be given to proposals that take a cross-country approach. While all proposals must have an economic problem as its main focus, proposals are encouraged that also touch on other Agency priorities. APS-OAA-11-005661 (GG 4/8/11)

Deadline: 4/8/2012


15-13 Core Grants (RRF)

Funding priority for the Retirement Research Foundation's Core Grant is given to efforts that:1) Improve access to and quality of community-based and residential health and long-term care; 2) Promote economic security for all older adults by strengthening social insurance, pension, and personal savings programs; and 3) Support adequate training of those working directly with older persons and their families to bring higher quality of care to larger numbers of older adults. TGA 2/11

Deadline: 5/1/2011, 8/1/2011, 2/1/2012

15-14 Education Research in Sleep Health and Sleep-Circadian Biology (R25) (NIH)

This FOA issued by the National Institutes of Health invites the submission of Education Research (R25) grant applications focused on scientific advances in sleep health and circadian and sleep biology. Proposed projects may include the development of innovative education tools, platforms and programs that will transfer health information and scientific advances in sleep and circadian biology to research scientists, health care providers, educators from diverse disciplines, and to specific populations including youth, older adults, women, racial and ethnic minorities, and veterans. PAR-11-098 (NIHG 1/14/11)