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May 27, 2011 (Vol. 20, No. 19)

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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19-1 Biodiversity Understanding in Infrastructure and Landscape Development (BUILD) (USAID)

The goal of this USAID program is to maximize human and ecological outcomes by reducing the threat of infrastructure development to high-biodiversity ecosystems through effective policy, regulatory and planning approaches focused on engagement with government decision-makers, local stakeholders, and civil society. USAID will support the development and testing of innovative and catalytic approaches in the policy, regulatory and planning realm to reduce the threat of infrastructure development to high-biodiversity ecosystems. BUILD will capture and disseminate best practices in order to scale-up what works. This investment will further Agency efforts to support integrated approaches to development by focusing on the nexus of conservation and infrastructure sectors. RFA-OAA-11-000010 (GG 5/18/11)

Deadline: 6/23/2011


19-2 National Integrated Water Quality Program (USDA)

The goal of the National Integrated Water Quality Program (NIWQP) is to contribute to the improvement of the quality of our Nation's surface water and groundwater resources through research, education, and extension activities. Projects funded through this program will work to solve water resource problems by advancing and disseminating the knowledge base available to agriculture, rural, and urbanizing communities. Funded projects should lead to science-based decision making and management practices that improve the quality of the Nation's surface water and groundwater resources in agricultural, rural, and urbanizing watersheds. USDA-NIFA-ICGP-003447 (GG 5/20/11)

Deadline: 7/15/2011


19-3 Grants for Fellowship Programs at Independent Research Institutions (NEH)

Grants for Fellowship Programs at Independent Research Institutions support fellowships at institutions devoted to advanced study and research in the humanities. NEH fellowships provide scholars with research time and access to resources that might not be available at their home institutions. Fellowship programs may be administered by independent centers for advanced study, libraries, and museums in the United States; American overseas research centers; and American organizations that have expertise in promoting research on foreign cultures. Individual scholars must apply directly to the institutions themselves. A list of currently funded institutions is available. In evaluating applications from programs at institutions located in the United States, priority is given to those with library holdings, archives, or other special collections either on site or nearby that are available as resources for NEH fellows. American overseas research centers should demonstrate a particular benefit to NEH fellows by virtue of their location and other resources. FPIRI grants provide funding to programs for humanities fellowships of four to twelve months. 20110817-RA (GG 5/11/11)


Deadline: 8/17/2011


19-4 The Jobs and Innovation Accelerator Challenge, A Coordinated Initiative to Advance Regional Competitiveness (EDA)

This posting announces the availability of funding for the Jobs Accelerator. Regions across the nation can compete for complementary Federal resources that will be targeted to address the gaps and opportunities specific to their self-identified, high-potential industry clusters. The Jobs Accelerator leverages existing financial and technical resources from 16 Federal agencies and bureaus to support the development of approximately 20 high-growth industry clusters selected through a competitive inter-agency grant process. JOBSACCELERATOR2011 (GG 5/20/11)

Deadline: 7/7/2011


19-5 Advancing Steel and Concrete Bridge Technology to Improve Infrastructure Performance (EDA)

The purpose of this RFA is to solicit applications for a cooperative agreement to support the development and deployment of improvements in the area of steel and concrete bridge technology. DTFH61-11-RA-00010 (GG 5/20/11)

Deadline: 6/20/2011

19-6 Terrestrial Ecosystem Science (DOE)

The Office of Biological and Environmental Research (BER), U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), announces its interest in receiving applications for terrestrial ecosystem science that will improve the understanding of the role of terrestrial ecosystems in climate forcing related to a changing climate. The Terrestrial Ecosystem Science (TES) program will consider applications on measurements, experiments, modeling and synthesis that provide improved quantitative and predictive understanding of the terrestrial ecosystem that can affect atmospheric greenhouse gas concentration changes and thereby affect the anthropogenic gas forcing of climate. The emphasis of this FOA is to understand the impact of, and feedbacks from a changing climate on non-managed terrestrial I ecosystems. DE-FOA-0000536 (GG 5/11/11)

Deadline: 9/12/2011


19-7 NIDCD Research On Hearing Health Care (R21/R33) (NIH)

This funding opportunity announcement (FOA) issued by National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD) invites Exploratory/Developmental Phased Innovation (R21/R33) grant applications to support research and/or infrastructure needs leading to more accessible and affordable hearing health care (HHC). For the purpose of the working group and this FOA, hearing health care includes assessment (including screening) and nonmedical treatment and rehabilitation of HL, including hearing aid selection and fitting and aural rehabilitation (counseling, auditory training). The proposed research aims should lead to the delivery of better healthcare access and outcomes and be directed to solutions that are effective, affordable, and deliverable to those who need them. RFA-DC-12-003 (NIHG 5/20/11)

Deadline: Letters of Intent 9/30/2011; Applications 10/31/2011

19-8 Toward An Improved Understanding of HDL Function, NHLBI (R01) (NIH)

This FOA encourages grant applications that propose to develop, validate, and standardize assays to measure HDL function and biomarkers for HDL function and to identify novel genes, pathways, and potential HDL targets in the relationship to HDL function. Innovative methods to determine HDL functional properties such as in vivo reverse cholesterol transport (RCT), anti-oxidant, anti-inflammatory, and antithrombotic activities, and biomarkers for HDL function are encouraged. Projects that will explore HDL functional pathways, new genes, and therapeutics related to HDL function are also encouraged. PA-11-012 (NIHG 10/29/10)

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

19-9 Basic Cancer Research in Cancer Health Disparities (U01) (NIH)

Through this FOA, the Center to Reduce Cancer Health Disparities (CRCHD), the Division of Cancer Biology (DCB) and Division of Cancer Prevention (DCP), at the National Cancer Institute (NCI), invite cooperative agreement research (U01) grant applications from investigators interested in conducting basic research studies into the causes and mechanisms of cancer health disparities, including those related to basic research in prevention strategies. PAR-11-156 (NIHG 3/18/11)

Deadline: 6/23/2011, 11/23/2011


19-10 Improving Service Delivery to Youth in the Child Welfare System (ACF)

The purpose of this funding opportunity announcement (FOA) is to develop and evaluate programs that promote the safety and well-being of children and families and that allow youth, where safe and appropriate, to return to families from which they have been removed, by building relationship skills to mitigate risk and to promote protective and resiliency factors in youth who have experienced trauma or abuse. Projects will target youth in the child welfare system, or those at risk of entering the child welfare system, including LGBTQ, pregnant and parenting teens, and other youth with serious risk factors. (HHS-2011-ACF-ACYF-CW-0186 (GG 5/18/11)

Deadline: 7/7/2011

19-11 Early Head Start University Partnership Grants: Buffering Children from Toxic Stress (ACF)

The Administration for Children and Families (ACF) announces the Early Head Start University Partnership Grants: Buffering Children from Toxic Stress. These grants fund research activities to implement promising parenting interventions which augment ongoing Early Head Start services, in order to improve outcomes for the most vulnerable infants and toddlers. The purpose of this announcement is to report the availability of grant projects to promote knowledge of how Early Head Start programs can buffer children from the effects of toxic stress by supporting parenting/caregiving. Grantees will be required to demonstrate a partnership or partnerships with early Head Start programs as an integral part of the research plan development and execution. They will implement a promising parenting interventions model, augmenting existing Early Head Start services, for those children and families at the highest levels of stress. The evaluation component will include a validation of the selected risk factors as indicating a risk for toxic stress, and implementation study of the parenting intervention, as well as a rigorous test of the effectiveness of the intervention. HHS-2011-ACF-OPRE-YR-0204 (GG 5/19/11)

Deadline: 7/18/2011

19-12 Translating Basic Behavioral and Social Science Discoveries into Interventions to Improve Health-Related Behaviors (R01) (NIH)

This FOA seeks highly innovative Research Project Grant (R01) applications that propose to translate findings from basic research on human behavior into effective clinical, community, or population-based behavioral interventions to improve health. Specifically, this FOA will support interdisciplinary teams of basic and applied biological, behavioral and/or social sciences researchers in developing and refining novel behavioral interventions with high potential impact to improve health-promoting behaviors (e.g., healthy dietary intake, sun safety, physical activity, or adherence to medical regimens), and/or reduce problem health behaviors (e.g., smoking, tanning or physical activity or alcohol or substance use, abuse or dependence). PA-11-063 (NIHG 12/10/10)

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

19-13 Research on Alcohol-Related Public Policies such as Those Detailed in the Alcohol Policy Information System (R01) (NIH)

This FOA invites applications to conduct research on the effects of alcohol-related public policies on heath, economic, and social behaviors and outcomes. The purpose of the FOA is to advance understanding of public policy pertaining to alcohol as a tool for improving public health and welfare. The NIAAA has developed the Alcohol Policy Information System (APIS) as a resource for researchers conducting studies in this area; studies that make use of the information available through APIS are particularly encouraged. Research supported by this FOA includes, but is not necessarily limited to, studies examining the effects of alcohol-related public policies on health-related behaviors and outcomes, evaluations of public policies as tools for improving public health, and research to advance methods and measurement used in studying relationships between alcohol-related public policies and health-related behaviors and outcomes. PA-11-087