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Office of Research & Sponsored Programs

June 24, 2011 (Vol. 20, No. 23)

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 (FB 32-4) 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:


23-1 Land-Cover Land-Use Change for Early Career Scientists (NASA)

The NASA Land-Cover Land-Use Change (LCLUC) program supports research at the intersection of physical and social science involving the use of remotely sensed data. The program encourages the development of early career scientists that excel in this area of research. There is a growing community within academia, including students, that is engaging in the interdisciplinary research of societal relevance. NNH10ZDA001N

Deadline: Step 1 12/1/2011, Step 2 6/1/2012

23-2 Fellowships to Assist Research and Artistic Creation (Guggenheim)

The Foundation makes awards to advanced professionals--writers, scholars, or scientists who have a significant record of publication; or artists, playwrights, filmmakers, photographers, composers, or the like, who have a significant record of exhibition or performance of their work. Often characterized as "midcareer" awards, Guggenheim Fellowships are intended for men and women who have already demonstrated exceptional capacity for productive scholarship or exceptional creative ability in the arts. (TGA 6/11)

Deadline: 9/17/2011


23-3 Multicultural Scholars Program (NIFA)

The purpose of the Higher Education Multicultural Scholars Program is to provide scholarships to support recruiting, engaging, retaining, mentoring, and training committed, eligible multicultural scholars, resulting in either baccalaureate degrees within the food and agricultural sciences disciplines or the Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (D.V.M.) degree. The scholarships are intended to encourage outstanding students from groups that are traditionally underrepresented and underserved in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) specifically for the USDA mission sciences, to pursue and complete baccalaureate degrees in food and agricultural sciences, or achieve a D.V.M. that would lead to a diverse and highly skilled work force. USDA-NIFA-HEMS-003458 (GG 6/20/11)

Deadline: 8/22/2011


23-4 Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Talent Expansion Program (STEP) (NSF)

The Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Talent Expansion Program (STEP) seeks to increase the number of students (U.S. citizens or permanent residents) receiving associate or baccalaureate degrees in established or emerging fields within science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). Type 1 proposals are solicited that provide for full implementation efforts at academic institutions. Type 2 proposals are solicited that support educational research projects on associate or baccalaureate degree attainment in STEM. An institution that awards baccalaureate degrees is allowed to submit only one Type 1 proposal, or to be part of only one consortium submitting a Type 1 proposal. There are no restrictions on the number of Type 2 proposals that an individual or organization may submit. NSF-11-550

Deadline: Internal 7/27/2011, Proposals 9/27/2011

23-5 Basic Scientific Research Opportunities (Navy)

Basic Research Opportunity Titles are: Radiation Effects in Spintronic Structures; Effects of Hot Carrier Induced Hardware Degradation and the Implications on Integrated Circuits Reliability; Ambient Sampling for Materials Analysis of Electronic Components by Mass Spectrometry; Perception for Stereotype Learning in Human-Robot Interaction; Research of Wireless Networked Sensor System Attack/Exploitation Vulnerabilities; Modeling and Analysis of High energy Ultra-short Laser - Condensed Matter Interaction; and Transmission Velocity Estimation using Channel Polarization State. CRANBAA11-0002 (GG 6/23/11)

Deadline: 7/27/2011

23-6 Centers for Chemical Innovation (MPS)

The Centers for Chemical Innovation (CCI) Program supports research centers focused on major, long-term fundamental chemical research challenges. The CCI program is a two-phase program. Phase I CCIs receive significant resources to develop the science and integrative elements of a CCI before requesting Phase II funding. For the FY 2012 Phase I competition, only projects addressing the theme of sustainable chemistry will be considered. Areas of focus include but are not limited to: 1) Developing clean, safe, and economical alternatives to traditional chemical products and practices. 2) Exploring alternatives to petroleum as a source of feedstock chemicals, including biorenewables. 3) Exploring earth-abundant, inexpensive and benign alternatives to rare, expensive and toxic chemicals. Examples include indium, germanium, rare earth elements and platinum catalysts. 4) Developing efficient recognition/sequestration and recycling of key elements essential for sustainability, for example phosphorus and rare earth elements. An investigator may participate (as PI or senior personnel) in only one CCI proposal submitted to this competition. NSF 11-552 (GG 6/22/11)

Deadline: Phase I Preliminary 10/5/2011, Phase II 10/25/2011

23-7 Research and Demonstration of Innovative Drinking Water Treatment Technologies (EPA)

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), as part of its Science to Achieve Results (STAR) program, is seeking applications proposing to conduct research necessary to identify, develop and demonstrate novel and innovative treatment technologies and approaches for small public drinking water systems. Successful technologies should be robust, sustainable and be able to treat or mitigate groups of contaminants or contaminant precursors in drinking water sources and systems. EPA is seeking new, or innovative, modifications of current technologies. These technologies may include those which are used to retrofit or augment existing treatments trains; treatment practices or technologies aimed at contaminant or contaminant precursor reduction in source waters; and technologies used within the distribution system including point-of-use (POU) devices.

Deadline: 8/25/2011

23-8 Process and Reaction Engineering (NSF)

The Process and Reaction Engineering program supports fundamental and applied research on: rates and mechanisms of important classes of catalyzed and uncatalyzed chemical reactions as they relate to the design, production, and application of catalysts, chemical process, biochemical process, and specialized materials; chemical and biochemical phenomena occurring at or near solid surfaces and interfaces; electrochemical and photochemical processes of engineering significance or with commercial potential; design and optimization of complex chemical and biochemical processes; dynamic modeling and control of process systems and individual process units; reactive processing of polymers, ceramics, and thin films; and interactions between chemical reactions and transport processes in reactive systems, and the use of this information in the design of complex chemical and biochemical reactors. PD-12-1403 (GG 6/8/11)

Deadline: 9/15/2011

23-9 Dear Colleague Letter for Software Infrastructure for Sustained Innovation (S12) program (NSF)

The Office of Cyberinfrastructure (OCI) has partnered with other directorates and offices within the National Science Foundation (NSF) to establish the crosscutting Software Infrastructure for Sustained Innovation (S12) program, a long-term investment with the overarching goal of transforming innovations in research and education into software resources that are an integral part of cyberinfrastructure. S12 envisions a software ecosystem that scales from individual or small groups to large hubs, all focused on innovation, development, and stewardship of a sustainable software infrastructure that can enhance productivity and accelerate science and engineering. OCI is interested in developing a portfolio of software that best contributes to an integrated, advanced and sustainable cyberinfrastructure, which will further the research and education mission of NSF, and which leverages and extends the capabilities of major existing NSF investments. NSF 11-063

Deadline: 7/18/2011


23-10 Sunflower Trails (Sunflower)

The Sunflower Foundation is pleased to announce a new Sunflower Trails Request for Proposals (RFP). The goal of this funding initiative is to improve the health of students, families and communities by offering support to build new or expanded public trails to increase the opportunity for physical activity. The primary focus of this Request for Proposals (RFP) is on recreational walking trails, though multi-use trails will also be considered. This RFP targets two types of applicants: Community-based (organizations or groups interested in building trails in a community or regional setting); and school based (schools or school districts interested in building a trail on school property). RFP 11-101

Deadline: 7/26/2011, 1/5/2012

23-11 DoD Ovarian Cancer Pilot Award (DOD)

The OCRP Pilot Award supports conceptually innovative, high-risk/high-reward research that could ultimately lead to critical discoveries or major advancements that will drive the field of ovarian cancer research forward. Research priorities should include a testable hypothesis based on strong scientific rationale. Successful projects should provide a catalyst to expand or modify current thinking about and/or approaches in ovarian cancer research. W81XWH-11-OCRP-PA (GG 4/20/11)

Deadline: 8/18/2011

23-12 Genetic Screens to Enhance Zebrafish Research (R01) (NIH)

This FOA encourages investigator-initiated NIH Research Project Grant (R01) applications designed to exploit the power of the zebrafish as a vertebrate model for biomedical and behavioral research. Applications proposing to develop new genetic screens of high priority to the zebrafish community that will advance the detection and characterization of genes, pathways, and phenotypes of interest in development and aging, organ formation, neural processes, behavior, sensory processes, physiological processes, and disease processes are welcome. In addition, applications for pilot projects seeking to adapt existing phenotypic screen to support high-throughput characterization of mutants generated by large-scale mutagenesis projects are encouraged. PAR-11-130 (NIHG 4/1/11)

Deadline: Letters of Intent 8/19/2011, Applications 9/19/2011


23-13 Visiting Scholars Program (Sage)

The Russell Sage Foundation has established a center where Visiting Scholars can pursue their writing and research. Each year, the Russell Sage Foundation invites a number of scholars to its New York headquarters to investigate topics in social and behavioral sciences. The Foundation particularly welcomes groups of scholars who wish to collaborate on a specific project during their residence at Russell Sage. While Visiting Scholars typically work on projects related to the Foundation's current programs, a number of scholars whose research falls outside the Foundation's active programs also participate. (TGA 6/11)

Deadline: 9/30/2011

23-14 Economics Grants (Kazanjian)

While the Kazanjian Foundation maintains a vital interest in the overall efforts to increase economic literacy, the Board of Trustees will give special attention to proposals and projects with national impact that address the following issues: a) elevating the nation's understanding of the need for economic education; b) the application of new strategies for teaching economics including on-line and web-based instruction; c) Projects, policy studies, or programs that encourage measurement of economic understanding more often and/or more effectively are of specific interest; and d) The large number of students at risk of leaving school, and hence never effectively participating in the nation's economic system are of concern to the Foundation. (TGA 6/11)