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July 15, 2011 (Vol. 20, No. 26)

Program Information

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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:


Arts & Humanities

26-1 Antarctic Artists and Writers Program (OPP)

The Antarctic Artists and Writers program furnishes U.S. Antarctic program operational support, and round-trip economy air tickets between the United States and the Southern Hemisphere, to artists and writers whose work requires them to be in the Antarctic to complete their proposed project. It does not provide funds for salary, materials or completion of the envisioned work. The Antarctic Artists and Writers Program supports writing and artistic projects specifically designed to increase understanding and appreciation of the Antarctic and of human activities on the southernmost continent. The program does not support short-term projects that are essentially journalistic in nature. NSF 11-549

Deadline: 9/12/2011

Engineering, Mathematics & Physical Sciences

26-2 Sloan Research Fellowships (Sloan)

The Sloan Research Fellowships seek to stimulate fundamental research by early-career scientists and scholars of outstanding promise. These two-year fellowships are awarded yearly to 118 researchers in recognition of distinguished performance and a unique potential to make substantial contributions to their field. Candidates for Sloan Research Fellowships are required to: a) hold a Ph.D. (or equivalent) in chemistry, physics, mathematics, computer science, economics, neuroscience, computational and evolutionary molecular biology, ocean sciences or in a related interdisciplinary field; b) be members of the regular faculty (i.e. tenure track) of a college or university in the United States or Canada; and c) normally, be no more than six years from completion of the most recent Ph.D. or equivalent as of the year of their nomination. (TGA 6/11)

Deadline: 9/15/2011

26-3 Computer and Network Systems (CNS): Core Programs (NSF)

CISE's Division of Computer and Network Systems (CNS) supports research and education projects that develop new knowledge in two core programs: Computer Systems Research (CSR) program; and Networking Technology and Systems (NeTS) program. Proposers are invited to submit proposals in three project classes, which are defined as follows: Small Projects--up to $500,000 total budget with durations up to three years; Medium Projects--$500,001 to $1,200,000 total budget with durations up to four years; and Large Projects-- $1,200,001 to $3,000,000 total budget with durations up to five years. NSF 11-555

Deadline: Medium 9/30/2011; Large 11/28/2011; Small 12/19/2011

26-4 Information and Intelligent Systems (IIS): Core Programs (NSF)

CISE's Division of Information and Intelligent Systems (IIS) supports research and education projects that develop new knowledge in three core programs: The Human-Centered Computing Program; The Information Integration and Informatics program; and the Robust Intelligence program. IIS is also responsible for managing the review process for proposals in Computer Graphics and Visualization; these proposals may be submitted to any of the three core programs described above. NSF 11-556

Deadline: Medium 9/30/2011; Large 11/28/2011; Small 12/19/2011

26-5 Computing and Communication Foundations (CCF): Core Programs (NSF)

CISE's Division of Computing and Communication Foundations (CCF) supports research and education projects that develop new knowledge in three core programs: The Algorithmic Foundations program; The Communications and Information Foundations program; and The Software and Hardware Foundations program. Proposers are invited to submit proposals in three project classes, which are defined as follows: Small Projects--up to $500,000 total budget with durations up to three years; Medium Projects-- $500.001 to $1,200,000 total budget with durations up to four years; and Large Projects--$1,200,001 to $3,000,000 total budget with durations up to five years. NSF 11-557

Deadline: Medium 9/30/2011; Large 11/28/2011; Small 12/19/2011

26-6 Particle and Nuclear Astrophysics (NSF)

The particle and nuclear astrophysics program supports university research in many areas of particle astrophysics and nuclear astrophysics, including the study of ultra high energy particles reaching Earth from beyond our atmosphere and experiments or research and design projects for underground facilities. Currently supported activities are: ultra high energy cosmic-ray, gamma-ray and neutrino studies, the study of gamma-ray bursts, solar, underground and reactor neutrino physics, searches for the direct detection of Dark Matter and searches for neutrino-less double ray decay. PD-11-1643 (GG 6/23/11)

Deadline: 10/26/2011

26-7 Theoretical Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics (NSF)

The Theoretical Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics (TAMOP) program supports theoretical and computational research in all areas of atomic structure, the molecular structure of small molecules, electron, and atomic collisions, photoionization and photodetachment of electrons from atoms and small molecules, time-dependent interactions with atoms and small molecules, quantum optics, ultracold phenomena in Bose and Fermi gases, and quantum information. Investigations primarily directed towards a theoretical understanding of larger molecules or condensed matter systems should be directed toward the appropriate programs in the Division of Chemistry or the Division of Materials Research. PD-11-1284 (GG 6/23/11)

Deadline: 10/26/2011

26-8 Career Awards at the Scientific Interface (BWF)

Burroughs Wellcome Fund's Career Awards at the Scientific Interface provide $500,000 to bridge advanced postdoctoral training and the first years of faculty service. These awards are intended to foster the early career development of researchers with backgrounds in the physical/mathematical/computational sciences and engineers whose work addresses biological questions.

Deadline: Preproposals 9/1/2011

26-9 Cyber-Physical Systems (CPS) (NSF)

The CPS program is seeking proposals that address research challenges in three CPS themes: Foundations; Methods and Tools; and Components, Run-time Substrates, and Systems. Foundations research will develop new scientific and engineering principles, algorithms, models, and theories for the analysis and design of cyber-physical systems. Research on Methods and Tools will bridge the gaps between approaches to the cyber and physical elements of systems through innovations such as novel support for multiple views, new programming languages, and algorithms for reasoning about and formally verifying properties of complex integrations of cyber and physical resources. The third CPS theme concerns new hardware and software Components, Run-time Substrates (Infrastructure and platforms), and (engineered) Systems motivated by grand challenge applications. In all CPS themes, concepts should be developed that contribute to new Cyber-Physical Systems science. These concepts may include fault tolerance, availability, reliability, reconfigurability, and cybersecurity aspects of certifiably-dependable CPS. An individual may participate as PI, co-PI, or Senior Personnel in no more than 2 proposals submitted in response to this solicitation in any annual competition. NSF 11-516

Deadline: 3/21/2011, 1/17/2012

Health & Life Sciences

26-10 Evaluation of Salmonella in Symptomatic and Asymptomatic Pets: Study for the Vet-LRN Program (U18) (FDA)

This Funding Opportunity Announcement issued by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Veterinary Laboratory Response Network, Cooperative Agreement Program, Grant mechanism (U18) is to solicit applications from institutions/organizations for inclusion into its Evaluation of Salmonella in symptomatic and asymptomatic pets Cooperative Agreement Program. The cooperative agreements are intended to fund additional personnel, equipment, supplies, and training to support activities related to the FDA activities related to feed safety, in State, territory, and tribal governments. RFA-FD-11-010 (NIHG 7/8/11)

Deadline: 8/15/2011

26-11 Postdoctoral Research Fellowships in Biology (BIO)

The Directorate for Biological Sciences (BIO) awards Postdoctoral Research Fellowships in Biology to recent recipients of the doctoral degree for research and training in selected areas supported by BIO and with special goals for human resource development in biology. For FY 2012, these BIO programs are 1) Broadening Participation in Biology; 2) Intersections of Biology and Mathematical and Physical Sciences; and 3) National Plant Genome Initiative Postdoctoral Research Fellowships. NSF 11-499 (GG 6/22/11)

Deadline: 10/11/2011

Social Sciences

26-12 Advancing HIV Prevention through Transformative Behavioral and Social Science Research (RO1) (NIH)

This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) encourages applications that will advance generalizable knowledge about HIV prevention through transformative behavioral and social science research. An underlying assumption for this funding opportunity is that methods of and findings from social and behavioral studies can make essential contributions to research that utilizes biomedical modalities. In addition, biomedical perspectives are essential for the advancement of social and behavioral HIV research on HIV prevention. Therefore, this FOA invites studies that are comprehensive in the sense that the reciprocal influences of relevant variables, whether social, behavioral, or biomedical are included in study design and interpretations. RFA-MH-12-080 (NIHG 6/24/11)

Deadline: Letters of Intent 12/6/2011; Applications 1/6/2012

26-13 Epidemiology of Drug Abuse (R01) (NIH)

This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) issued by the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) is intended to support research projects with the R01 mechanism to enhance our understanding of the nature, extent, distribution, etiology, and consequences of drug use, abuse, and addiction across individuals, families, communities, and diverse population groups. This Program strongly encourages applications that address multiple levels of causation, reflecting the breadth of epidemiology research that are transdisciplinary in nature and apply novel methods that allow for the advancement of science (e.g., those that investigate interplay among genetic, environmental, and developmental factors, or those that examine how aspects of social environments affect health outcomes), as well as those that take advantage of the investments made by NIH and other funders by using existing data to inform our understanding of drug abuse epidemiology and etiology in a creative and cost efficient manner. Companion FOAs are PA-11-231, R21, Exploratory/Developmental Grant and PA-11-232, R03 Small Grant Program. PA-11-230 (6/17/11)

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

26-14 Jennings Randolph Fellowship Program- Senior Fellowships (USIP)

The Jennings Randolph (JR) Senior Fellowship provides scholars, policy analysts, policy makers, and other experts with opportunities to spend time in residence at the Institute, reflecting and writing on pressing International peace and security challenges. Senior Fellowships usually last for ten months, starting in October, but shorter-term fellowships are also available. Priority is given to proposals deemed likely to make timely and significant contributions to the understanding and resolution of ongoing and emerging conflicts and other challenges to international peace and security. Applications are invited from all disciplines and professions. (TGA 6/11)