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July 8, 2011 (Vol. 20, No. 25)

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 25-9, 25-10) 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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25-1 Climate Program Office for FY 2012 (OAR) (NOAA)

NOAA's Climate Program Office (CPO) manages competitive research programs conducted in regions across the United States, at national and international scales, and globally. Achieving the first of the NGSP climate objectives, an improved scientific understanding of the changing climate system and its impacts, requires a number of core capabilities be supported. These core capabilities can be broadly categorized to include: a) understanding and modeling, b) observing systems, data stewardship, and climate monitoring, c) predictions and projections, and d) integrated service development and decision support. These core capabilities, in turn, will focus initially on the following societal challenges identified in the NGSP as early evidence of progress to be made by NOAA in providing sustained, reliable, and timely climate services: Climate Impacts on Water Resources; Coasts and Climate Resilience; Sustainability of Marine Ecosystems; Changes in Extremes of Weather and Climate; and Information for Mitigating Climate Change. Each of the Competitions announced in this Federal Funding Opportunity addresses one or more of these core capabilities or societal challenges. It is expected that applications submitted in response to this Opportunity will identify their relevance to NOAA's climate science and services by indicating which core capabilities and/or societal challenges will be addressed by the proposed work. NOAA-OAR-CPO-2012-2003041 (GG 7/6/11)

Deadline: Letters of Intent 7/26/2011; Applications 10/3/2011, International 11/2/2011

25-2 MARC Ancillary Training Activities (T36) (NIH)

The National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS) will award the MARC Ancillary Training Activities (T36) Program as a means to facilitate the training and development of individuals from groups underrepresented in the biomedical, clinical, behavioral, and social sciences. Ancillary training support is provided for national conferences, short courses, or other well-defined training activities that further the NIGMS mission of increasing the diversity of the NIH funded biomedical and behavioral research workforce. PAR-11-243 (NIHG 7/1/11)

Deadline: 9/16/2011

25-3 National Robotics Initiative (NRI) The realization of co-robots acting in direct support of individuals and groups (NSF)

The goal of the National Robotics Initiative is to accelerate the development and use of robots in the United States that work beside, or cooperatively with, people. Innovative robotics research and applications emphasizing the realization of such co-robots acting in direct support of and in a symbiotic relationship with human partners is supported by multiple agencies of the federal government including the National Science Foundation (NSF) the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), the National Institute of Health (NIH), and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). The purpose of this program is the development of this next generation of robotics, to advance the capability and usability of such systems and artifacts, and to encourage existing and new communities to focus on innovative application areas. It will address the entire life cycle from fundamental research and development to industry manufacturing and deployment. Methods for the establishment and infusion of robotics in educational curricula and research to gain a better understanding of the long term social, behavioral and economic implications of co-robots across all areas of human activity are important parts of this initiative. Collaboration between academic, industry, non-profit and other organizations is strongly encouraged to establish better linkages between fundamental science and technology development, deployment and use. Two classes of proposals will be considered in response to this solicitation: 1) Small projects: One or more investigators spanning 1 to 5 years; and 2) Large projects: Multi-disciplinary teams spanning 1 to 5 years. NSF 11-553

Deadline: Letters of Intent Small 10/1/2011, Large12/15/2011; Proposals 11/3/2011, 1/18/2012

25-4 NICHD Continuing Education Training Programs (T15) (NIH)

The Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) invites applications for grants to develop and conduct short-term continuing education programs to improve the knowledge and skills of a broad-based community of biomedical and behavioral researchers conducting research on reproductive, developmental, behavioral, social, and rehabilitative processes that determine the health and well-being of newborns, infants, children, adults, families, and populations, and to disseminate course materials and instructional experience to the scientific community. The program should include both didactic and hands-on experiences. Programs focusing on uses of model organisms are also encouraged. PAR-11-233 (NIHG 6/17/11)

Deadline: Letters of Intent 8/25/2011 12/25/2011, Applications 9/25/2011, 1/25/2012


25-5 FY 2011 Research Design Project (EDA)

The Economic Development Agency (EDA) seeks applications to develop and test measures, metrics, indicators, and methodologies to help the agency more effectively assess, evaluate, and report the full impact of its economic development investments on regional economies across the Nation. High quality performance evaluation is imperative to ensuring the effective operation of EDA's programs, and such evaluation is highly dependent on the availability of valid and accurate information. Currently, EDA's primary metrics for assessing potential investments focus on economic outcomes related to job creation, private investment leveraged, and bolstering regional capacity. Under this competitive solicitation, the agency seeks to identify a broader array of measures which could be utilized to assess the impact of EDA's investments on regional economies, particularly measures which help identify the outcomes that result from EDA's investments. Additionally, the agency seeks information which could inform and enhance its forecasting and validation methods. (GG 7/6/11)

Deadline: 8/15/2011


25-6 ROSES-11 Amendment 14: Terrestrial Ecology (NASA)

The goals of NASA's Terrestrial Ecology research are to improve understanding of the structure and function of global terrestrial ecosystems, their interactions with the atmosphere and hydrosphere, and their role in the cycling of the major biogeochemical elements and water. This program of research addresses impacts to and vulnerability of ecosystems and the carbon cycle to global environmental changes; development and utilization of new and/or multi-sensor remote sensing analysis approaches to estimate important ecosystem and carbon cycle properties; coastal ecosystem impacts of the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill through analysis of NASA airborne data; and follow-on studies that advance the results of prior NASA Terrestrial Ecology research. NNH11ZDA001N

Deadline: Notices of Intent 8/17/2011, Proposals 8/28/2011

25-7 Catalysis and Biocatalysis (NSF)

Due to the ubiquitous presence of catalysis in the many aspects of goods and services impacting our lives, the Catalysis and Biocatalysis program has many potential directions for funding support. Programs in this area encompass a blend of fundamental and innovative applied research drivers. All programs are hypothesis-driven, and the experimental programs aimed at resolving the issues frequently combine a variety of approaches. Chemical engineering and chemistry are intertwined. Proposals which receive funding in this Program may include any number of the following broad scopes: Catalyst Synthesis, Characterization, Behavior and Performance; Kinetics and mechanisms of Key Catalytic Reactions; Catalysis at Surfaces or in Reactor Process Streams; Synthesis and Fabrication of Component materials and Catalyst Composites; Modeling and Fundamental Studies of a Catalyst or Catalytic Process; Catalysts and Studies for Renewable Energy Systems. PD-12-1401 (GG 6/8/11)

Deadline: 9/15/2011

25-8 Office-Wide Broad Agency Announcement Microsystems Technology Office (DOD)

The Microsystems Technology Office (MTO) mission is to exploit breakthroughs in materials, devices, circuits, and mathematics to develop beyond leading edge Microsystems components with revolutionary performance and functionality to enable new platform capability for the Department of Defense. To execute this mission, MTO supports revolutionary research in electronics, photonics, MEMS, algorithms, and combined Microsystems technology to deliver new capabilities to sense, communicate, energize, actuate, and process data and information for the war fighter. DARPA-BAA-10-35 (GG 4/21/11)

Deadline: 9/1/2011


25-9 Collections in Support of Biological Research (CSBR) (BIO)

The Collections in Support of Biological Research (CSBR) Program provides funds for improvements to secure, improve, and organize collections that are significant to the NSF/BIO-funded research community. Support is also provided to secure collections-related data for sustained, accurate, and efficient accessibility of the collection to the biological research community. Supplemental funding is also available to transfer collection ownership responsibilities or consolidate or combine existing collections. Biological collections supported include established living stocks/culture collections, vouchered non-living natural history collections, and jointly-curated ancillary collections such as preserved tissues and DNA libraries. An organization is limited to three proposals. NSF 11-558 (GG 7/6/11)

Deadline: Internal 8/16/2011, Proposals 10/16/2011

25-10 Nutrition Obesity Research Centers (P30) (NIH)

This FOA issued by the National Institutes of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases invites grant applications from institutions/organizations that propose to establish core centers that are part of an integrated program of nutrition and/or obesity-research. The Nutrition Obesity Research center program is based on the core concept, whereby shared resources aimed at fostering productivity, synergy, and new research ideas among the funded investigators are supported in a cost-effective manner. Each NORC must be organized around central themes that reflect the nutrition and/or obesity research focus of the center members. Only one application per institution is allowed. RFA-DK-11-012 (NIHG 7/1/11)

Deadline: Internal 8/19/2011, Letters of Intent 10/19/2011, Applications 10/16/2011


25-11 Catalyzing New International Collaborations (NSF)

Grants from the Office of International Science and Engineering (OISE) contribute to NSF's mission by supporting research and education activities that present unique opportunities and offer potentially high benefits through collaboration with scientists and engineers abroad. This solicitation offers support for the initial phases of an international collaboration with the strong expectation that the next phase will involve submission of a follow-on proposal for continued funding of the collaborative research. U.S. groups will be expected to develop a future proposal for continued funding that would be competitive in the merit-review process of the appropriate NSF program. It is required that PIs establish communication with the cognizant OISE country Program Officer prior to submission to this solicitation. NSF 11-508 (GG 11/15/10)

Deadline: 9/1/2011, 3/1/2012


25-12 Documenting Endangered Languages (DEL) Data, Infrastructure and Computational Methods SBE)

This funding partnership between the National Science Foundation (NSF) and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) supports projects to develop and advance knowledge concerning endangered human languages. Funding can support fieldwork and other activities relevant to the digital recording, documenting, and archiving of endangered languages, including the preparation of lexicons, grammars, text samples, and databases. NSF 11-554