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July 29, 2011 (Vol. 20, No. 28)

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 28-9, 28-12) 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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28-1 Research Project Grant (Parent R01) (NIH)

The Research Project Grant (R01) is an award made to an institution/organization to support a discrete, specified, circumscribed project to be performed by the named investigator(s) in areas representing the specific interests and competencies of the investigator(s). The R01 research plan proposed by the applicant institution/organization must be related to the stated program interests of one or more of the NIH Institutes and Centers (ICs) based on descriptions of their programs. NIH, AHRQ, CDC, FDA and NIOSH are releasing Updated Electronic Application Forms- ADOBE-FORMS-B2. In addition, NIH is reissuing R01, R03, and R21 parent announcements with the new forms on July 22 and are expiring the current parent R01, R03, and R21 FOAs on January 8, 2012. PA-11-260 (NIHG 7/22/11)

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

28-2 NIH Exploratory/Developmental Research Grant Program (Parent R21) (NIH)

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) Exploratory/Developmental Grant (R21) funding opportunity supports the development of new research activities in categorical program areas. The R21 mechanism is intended to encourage exploratory and developmental research projects by providing support for the early and conceptual stages of these projects. These studies may involve considerable risk but may lead to a breakthrough in a particular area, or to the development of novel techniques, agents, methodologies, models, or applications that could have a major impact on a field of biomedical, behavioral, or clinical research. NIH, AHRQ, CDC, FDA and NIOSH are releasing Updated Electronic Application Forms- ADOBE-FORMS-B2. In addition, NIH is reissuing R01, R03, and R21 parent announcements with the new forms on July 22 and are expiring the current parent R01, R03, and R21 FOAs on January 8, 2012. Starting with Cycle II, 2012 and thereafter, NHLBI will not accept any R21 applications in response to the NIH Exploratory Development Research Grant Program. (Parent R21.) PA-11-261 (NIHG 7/22/11)

Deadline: 10/16/2011, 2/16/2012, 6/16/2012

28-3 NIH Small Research Grant Program (Parent R03) (NIH)

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) Investigator-Initiated Small Research Grant (R03) funding opportunity supports small research projects that can be carried out in a short period of time with limited resources. The R03 grant mechanism supports different projects including pilot and feasibility studies; secondary analysis of existing data; small, self-contained research projects; development of research methodology; and development of new research technology. NIH, AHRQ, CDC, FDA and NIOSH are releasing Updated Electronic Application Forms- ADOBE-FORMS-B2. In addition, NIH is reissuing R01, R03, and R21 parent announcements with the new forms on July 22 and are expiring the current parent R01, R03, and R21 FOAs on January 8, 2012. PA-11-262 (NIHG 7/22/11)

Deadline: 10/16/2011,2/16/2012, 6/16/2012

28-4 Multidisciplinary University Research Initiative (MURI) (DOD)

The MURI program supports basic research in science and engineering at U.S. institutions of higher education that is of potential interest to DoD. The program is focused on multidisciplinary research efforts where more than one traditional discipline interacts to provide rapid advances in scientific areas of interest to the DoD. As defined by the DoD, basic research is systematic study directed toward greater knowledge or understanding of the fundamental aspects of phenomena and of observable facts without scientific applications towards processes or products in mind. ONRBAA11-026 (GG 7/21/11)

Deadline: White Papers 9/15/2011; Proposals 11/10/2011

28-5 Social Media in Strategic Communication (SMISC) (DARPA)

DARPA is soliciting innovative research proposals in the area of social media in strategic communication. Proposed research should investigate innovative approaches that enable revolutionary advances in science, devices, or systems. Specifically excluded is research that primarily results in evolutionary improvements to the existing state of practice. DARPA-BAA-11-64 (GG 7/14/11)

Deadline: 9/13/2011


28-6 People's Garden Grant Program (USDA)

NIFA announces the availability of grant funds and requests applications for the People's Garden Grant Program (PGGP) for fiscal year 2011 to facilitate the creation of produce, recreation, and/or wildlife gardens in urban and rural areas, which will provide opportunities for science-based informal education. This program is a joint initiative supported by USDA's Agricultural Marketing Service, Animal and Plat Health Inspection Service, Food and Nutritional Service, Forest Service, and Natural Resources-Conservation Service, in addition to NIFA. Successful applicants will provide micro-subgrant support to smaller local projects. USDA-NIFA-OP-003503 (GG 7/26/11)

Deadline: 8/26/2011


28-7 Faculty Development Grant 2012 (NRC)

This Nuclear Regulatory Commission announcement is for faculty development grants. The objectives of the Faculty Development Program are to attract and retain highly-qualified individuals in academic teaching careers. The grants specifically target probationary, tenure-track faculty during the first 6 years of their career and new faculty hires in the following academic areas: Nuclear Engineering, Health Physics, Radiochemistry and related disciplines. Grants may include support for developing applications for research and amounts for initiating or continuing research projects in their areas of expertise. HR-FN-0711-NED02 (GG 7/22/11)

Deadline: 9/22/2011

28-8 DoD FY2012 Defense University Research Instrumentation Program (DURIP) (DOD)

The Department of Defense (DoD) announces the Fiscal Year 2012 Defense University Research Instrumentation Program (DURIP), a part of the University Research Initiative (URI). DURIP is designed to improve the capabilities of U.S institutions of higher education to conduct research and to educate scientists and engineers in areas important to national defense, by providing funds for the acquisition of research equipment. BAA-AFOSR-2011-07 (GG 7/21/11)

Deadline: 9/20/2011

28-9 Partnerships for Research and Education in Materials (PREM) (NSF)

The objective of PREM is to broaden participation and enhance diversity in materials research and education by stimulating the development of formal, long-term, multi-investigator, collaborative research and education partnerships between minority-serving colleges/universities and the NSF Division of Materials Research (DMR) supported centers, institutions, and/or facilities. The limit on number of proposals per organization is one. NSF 11-562

Deadline: Internal 8/25/2011; Proposals 10/25/2011

28-10 Research Opportunities in Fundamental Physics (NASA)

This NRA solicits fundamental physics research proposals from U.S. investigators to participate in planned European Space Agency (ESA) research activities on the International Space Station (ISS). These ESA activities are the Space Optical Clock (SOC) project, the Quantum Weak Equivalence Principle (QWEP) project, and the Atomic Clock Ensemble in Space (ACES) project. Last century's major scientific insights represented by the theories of general relativity and quantum mechanics are known to be mutually incompatible. The lack of a theory to unify all natural forces including gravity indicates the incompleteness of the Standard Model and General Relativity. In addition, there is clear evidence for dark energy and dark matter from astrophysical observations. While NASA's Science Mission Directorate plans to study dark matter and dark energy through observational means, and to seek clues to when General Relativity might fail through studies of physics in the strong gravity environment near black holes, the establishment of a new physical understanding beyond current known theories remains elusive. Nonetheless, the new physics is expected to lead to breakdowns of the well-established theories with verifiable experimental consequences. It is clear that laboratory physics can contribute greatly to this quest for new physics in the 21st century by utilizing carefully conceived experiments with unprecedented resolution on the ISS, such as the planned ESA SOC, QWEP, and ACES projects.NNH11ZTT001N (GG 7/14/11)

Deadline: Step 1 9/7/2011; Step 2 11/4/2011


28-11 Systems Developmental Biology for Understanding Embryonic Development and the Ontogeny of Structural Birth Defects (RO1) (NIH)

The purpose of this funding opportunity announcement (FOA) is to promote systems developmental biology. In the context of this FOA, systems developmental biology is defined as research focused on understanding how biological components work together to produce the complex biological phenomena encompassing embryonic development. PAR-11-257 (NIHG 7/22/11)

Deadline: Letters of Intent 9/4/2011, 9/4/2012; Applications 10/4/2011, 10/4/2012


28-12 Partnerships for International Research and Education (PIRE) (NSF)

Partnerships for International Research and Education (PIRE), is an NSF-wide program that supports international activities across all NSF supported disciplines. The primary goal of PIRE is to support high quality projects in which advances in research and education could not occur without international collaboration. PIRE seeks to catalyze a higher level of international engagement in the U.S. science and engineering community. International partnerships are essential to addressing critical science and engineering problems. In the global context, U.S. researchers and educators must be able to operate effectively in teams with partners from different nations and cultural backgrounds. This PIRE competition will focus exclusively on the NSF-wide investments area of Science, Engineering, and Education for Sustainability (SEES). The SEES effort focuses on interdisciplinary topics that will advance sustainability science, engineering and education as an integrative approach to the challenges of adapting to environmental, social and cultural changes associated with growth and development of human populations, and attaining a sustainable energy future. The limit on the number of proposals per organization is one. NSF 11-564

Deadline: Internal Deadline 8/19/2011; Preliminary Proposals 10/19/2011; Proposals 5/15/2012


28-13 Support for Research to Further Social Change (SIF)

The Sociological Initiatives Foundation was established to support research that advances social change, including language learning and behavior and its intersection with social and policy questions. The foundation specifically supports research in the United States and its territories that focuses on social policy objectives; institutional and educational practices; legislative and regulatory changes; linguistic issues (e.g. literacy, language loss and maintenance, language policy, language and national security, bilingualism, language and gender, language and law, language disabilities, language and health, language and education, different language cultures); and development of community capacity and organization of previously unorganized groups. The foundation supports projects that address institutional rather than individual or behavioral change. (PND 7/22/11)