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April 29, 2011 (Vol. 20, No. 16)

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<CLASS="BODY">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



16-1 Dear Colleague Letter for the Science, Engineering and Education for Sustainability (SEES) NSF-Wide Investment Area (NSF)

Achieving a sustainable human future in the face of both gradual and abrupt environmental change is one of the most significant challenges facing humanity. NSF will contribute to addressing this challenge by supporting the science and engineering research needed to understand and overcome the barriers to sustainable human well-being. In response to this global challenge, all eleven NSF Directorates and Offices have joined together to support Science, Engineering, and Education for Sustainability (SEES). In FY 2011, NSF plans to encourage interdisciplinary research and education on energy sustainability, with a particular emphasis on the socioeconomic and environmental implications. Potential areas of emphases include the development of sustainable energy technologies, development of techniques for effective and efficient use of water resources, and research in transportation technology. A continued focus will be placed on creating the necessary workforce to address sustainability challenges and connecting elements of the SEES portfolio. NSF 11-022

Deadline: VARIES

16-2 Aerospace Medicine, Clinical Research, Human Performance Research, and Expeditionary Medicine (AFRL)

This is a 5-year, open-ended Broad Agency Announcement to solicit white papers for Aerospace Medicine, Clinical Research, Human Performance Research, and Expeditionary Medicine. The technology research in the BAA will be primarily focused in the following research and technology areas: for Aerospace and Expeditionary Medicine and Clinical Research: 1) Advanced Diagnostics; 2) Therapeutics; 3) Occupational Toxicology; 4) Expeditionary Ground Medicine and Aeromedical Evacuation; 5) Product Developmental Requirements; 6) General Acceleration and Hypobaric Test and Evaluation; 7) Aircrew and Battlefield Airman Health and Performance; and 8) Clinical and Translational Research. For Human Performance and Systems Integration: AFMS human performance research is needed in order to optimize warfighter effectiveness in all environments including, but not limited to: hot and humid, cold and dry, and high altitude. Effectiveness optimization includes, but is not limited to: maintaining orientation and awareness and detecting, preventing and mitigating effects of adverse environments and events on operator and maintainer performance. BAA-11-01-HPW (GG 12/16/10)

Deadline: Open

16-3 Research Coordination Networks (RCN) (NSF)

The goal of the RCN program is to advance a field or create new directions 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. Participating core programs in the directorates for Biological Sciences (BIO), for Geosciences (GEO) and for Social, Behavioral and Economic Sciences (SBE), and offices of Cyberinfrastructure (OCI) and of Polar Programs (OPP) will accept general RCN proposals. These directorates and offices are joined by directorates for Education and Human Resources (EHR), for Mathematics and Physical Sciences (MPS), for Computer and Information Sciences and Engineering (CISE), and for Engineering (ENG), and the Office of International Science and Engineering (OISE) in participating in the targeted Science, Engineering, and Education for Sustainability (RCN-SEES) track. BIO and EHR are alone participating in the Undergraduate Biology Education (RCN-UBE). Deadlines vary by program. The earliest dates are 5/24/11 and 6/15/11 NSF 11-531

Deadline: VARIES

16-4 Air Force Fiscal Year 2012 Young Investigator Research Program (DOD)

The AFOSR's Young Investigator Research Program (YIP) is to support scientists and engineers who have received Ph.D. or equivalent degrees in the last five years (on or after 1 May 2006) and who show exceptional ability and promise for conducting basic research. Proposals addressing the research areas of interest for the Air Force Research Laboratory will be considered. BAA-AFOSR-2011-05 (GG 4/25/11)

Deadline: 8/11/2011


16-5 Supplemental and Alternative Crops Competitive Grants Program (USDA)

The goal of the Supplemental and Alternative Crops Competitive Grants Program (SACC) is to significantly increase canola crop production and/or acreage by developing and testing of superior germplasm, methods of planting, cultivation, harvesting, and then transferring new knowledge to producers (via Extension) as soon as practicable. Priority will be given to applications that provide evidence of multi-state cooperation with a minimum of three state cooperators and that utilize existing expertise of land-grant colleges and universities and government agencies, including the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Agricultural Research Service (ARS). USDA-NIFA-OP-003439 (GG 4/25/11)

Deadline: 5/31/2011


16-6 Solar Agile Delivery of Electrical Power Technology (Solar ADEPT) (DOE)

ARPA-E's portion of the collaboration is the Solar ADEPT program, which focuses on integrating advanced power electronics into solar panels and solar farms to extract and deliver energy more efficiently. Specifically, ARPA-E aims to invest in key advances in magnetics, semiconductor switches, and charge storage, which could reduce power conversion costs by up to 50 percent for utilities and 80 percent for homeowners. DE-FOA-0000474 (GG 4/20/11)

Deadline: 5/19/2011

16-7 Plants Engineered to Replace Oil (PETRO) (DOE)

The Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) is an agency within the Department of Energy (DOE) that has funded the development and deployment of transformational and disruptive energy technologies and systems since 2009. Technologies for low-cost production of advanced biofuels are limited by the small amount of available energy captured by photosynthesis and the inefficient processes used to convert plant matter to fuel. PETRO aims to create plants that capture more energy from sunlight and convert that energy directly into fuels. ARPA-E seeks to fund technologies that optimize the biochemical processes of energy capture and conversion to develop robust, farm-ready crops that deliver more energy per acre with less processing prior to the pump. DE-FOA-0000470 (GG 4/20/11)

Deadline: 5/19/2011

16-8 High Energy Advanced Thermal Storage (HEATS) (DOE)

ARPA-E seeks to develop revolutionary cost-effective thermal energy storage technologies in three focus areas: 1) high temperature storage systems to deliver solar electricity more efficiently around the clock and allow nuclear and fossil baseload resources the flexibility to meet peak demand, 2) fuel produced from the sun's heat, and 3) HVAC systems that use thermal storage to dramatically improve the driving range of electric vehicles. DE-FOA-0000471 (GG 4/20/11)

Deadline: 5/19/2011

16-9 Green Electricity Network Integration (GENI) (DOE)

Recent advances in computation, networking, and grid monitoring have shed light on potential ways to deliver electricity more efficiently and reliably. Today, however, approximately one out of every five electricity dollars is lost to power outages and 30 percent of the grid's hardware needs replacing. ARPA-E seeks to fund innovative control software and high-voltage hardware to reliably control the grid network, specifically: 1) cost-optimizing controls able to manage sporadically available sources, such as wind and solar, alongside coal and nuclear, and 2) resilient power flow control hardware--or the energy equivalent of an internet router--to enable automated, real-time control of grid components. DE-FOA-0000473 (GG 4/20/11)

Deadline: 5/19/2011

16-10 Development of New and Improved Methods for the Characterizations of Nanoparticles in Environmental Media (EPA)

EPA/ORD/NRMRL will provide federal financial assistance to a recipient organization to develop new and improved existing methods for the characterization of nanoparticles, in situ, in environmental media. The recipient organization will advance humankind's understanding of nanoparticle fate, transport, and effects in the environment. The primary beneficiary of this project would be public environmental health professional and experts; scientists and engineers in state and local governments, academia, and other research organizations involved with research on the fate and transport of nanoparticles in the environment. A cooperative agreement is anticipated. EPA-ORD-NRMRL-CI-11-02 (GG 3/29/11)

Deadline: 5/30/2011


16-11 High-Throughput-Enabled Structural Biology Partnerships (U01) (NIH)

This FOA encourages applications to establish partnerships between researchers interested in a biological problem of significant scope and researchers providing high-throughput structure determination capabilities through the NIGMS PSI:Biology network. Applicants to this FOA should propose work to solve a substantial biological problem for which the determination of many proteins structures is necessary. The proteins should be amenable to high-throughput structure determination and/or should provide suitable targets to motivate new technology development. Awardee principal investigators will become part of the PSI:Biology Network Steering Committee and will work jointly with other investigators and NIH staff to manage the overall PSI:Biology initiative. PAR-11-176 (NIHG 3/25/11)

Deadline: Letters of Intent 5/5/2011, 9/5/2011; Applications 6/5/2011, 10/5/2011

16-12 DoD FY11 Prostate Cancer Exploration-Hypothesis Development Award (DOD)

The Exploration-Hypothesis Development Award supports the exploration of highly innovative, untested, potentially high-gain concepts, theories, paradigms, and/or methods that address an important problem in prostate cancer. Results of studies conducted through this award may provide the scientific rationale upon which a new hypothesis can be based, or initial proof-of-principle of an innovative hypothesis. This award is designed to provide investigators the opportunity to pursue serendipitous observation that may reveal entirely new avenues for investigation. Presentation of preliminary data is strongly discouraged. W81XWH-11-PCRP-EHDA (GG 4/21/11)

Deadline: 6/8/2011

16-13 DoD Breast Cancer Innovator Award (DOD)

The Innovator Award supports visionary individuals who have demonstrated creativity, innovative work, and leadership in any field including, but not limited to, breast cancer. The Innovator Award will provide these individuals with the funding and freedom to pursue their most novel, visionary, high-risk ideas that could ultimately lead to the eradication of breast cancer. Since the intent of the Innovator Award mechanism is to recognize creative and innovative individuals rather than projects, the central feature of the award is the innovative contribution that the Principal Investigator (PI) can make the eradication of breast cancer. The PI is expected to have demonstrated success at forming and leading effective partnerships and collaborations. W81XWH-11-BCRP-INNOV (GG 4/19/11)