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August 12, 2011 (Vol. 20, No. 30)

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 30-1, 30-6) 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:

  • URL: http://www.k-state.edu/research/funding/bulletins/bul11/limits11/index.htm


30-1 Bridges to the Baccalaureate Program (R25) (NIH)

This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) issued by the National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS), National Institutes of Health (NIH), encourages Research Education Grant (R25) applications from institutions that propose research education programs to increase the pool of community college students from underrepresented backgrounds who go on to research careers in the biomedical and behavioral sciences and will be available to participate in NIH-funded research. This initiative promotes partnerships/consortia between community colleges or other two-year post-secondary educational institutions granting the associate degree with colleges or universities that offer the baccalaureate degree. The program expects that the joint efforts of baccalaureate degree-granting and associate degree-granting institutions will foster the development of a well-integrated institutional program that will provide students from underrepresented groups with the necessary academic preparation and skills to enable their transition and successful completion of the baccalaureate and subsequently more advanced degrees in biomedical and behavioral sciences. Only one application per institution (normally identified by having a unique DUNS number or NIH IPF number) is allowed. PAR-11-285 (NIHG 8/5/11)

Deadline: Internal 8/25/2011; Applications 10/31/2011

30-2 Instrument Development for Biomedical Applications (R21) (NIH)

The National Center for Research Resources (NCRR), solicits innovative applications for the development of new or improved instrumentation for biomedical research. Projects should propose tools that can be used by a wide range of biomedical or clinical researchers, and not limited to a specific organ or disease. RFA-RR-11-005 (NIHG 7/15/11)

Deadline: 10/11/2011


30-3 Fellowships (NHC)

The National Humanities Center offers residential fellowships for advanced study in the humanities during the academic year, September 2012 through May 2013. Applicants must hold doctorate or equivalent scholarly credentials. Young scholars as well as senior scholars are encouraged to apply, but they must have a record of publication, and recent Ph.D.s should be aware that the Center does not support the revision of a doctoral dissertation. In addition to scholars from all fields of the humanities, the center accepts individuals from the natural and social sciences, the arts, the professions, and public life who are engaged in humanistic projects. The Center is also international and gladly accepts applications from scholars outside the United States. (TGA 10/11)

Deadline: 10/15/2011

30-4 Fellowships for Creative and Performing Artists and Writers (AAS)

The American Antiquarian Society, a national research library and learned society of American history and culture, is calling for applications for visiting fellowships for historical research by creative and performing artists, writers, film makers, journalists, and other persons whose goals are to produce imaginative, non formulaic works dealing with pre-twentieth century American history. Successful applicants are those whose work is for the general public rather than for academic or educational audiences. The Society's goal in sponsoring this program is to multiply and improve the ways in which an understanding of history is communicated to the American people. (TGA 10/11)

  • URL: http://www.americanantiquarian.org/artistfellowship.htm

Deadline: 10/5/2011


30-5 Second Language and Culture Exposure for Children (SLCECY) (USDA)

The National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) announces the availability of grant funds and requests applications for the Second Language & Culture Exposure for Children and Youth (SLCECY) project for fiscal year 2011 to promote bold and innovative ideas for enhancing language and cultural capabilities within the Department of Defense Child & Youth programs. USDA-NIFA-COOP-003516 (GG 8/11/2011)

Deadline: 9/12/2011


30-6 Microsoft Research Faculty Fellowship Program (Microsoft)

Microsoft Research seeks nominees who are advancing computing research in novel directions with the potential for high impact on the state of the art, and who demonstrate the likelihood of becoming thought leaders in the field. Because new faculty are so vital to the future of academic computer science, the Microsoft Research Faculty Fellowship Program identifies, recognizes, and supports exceptional new faculty members engaged in innovative computing research. The objective of this program is to stimulate and support creative research undertaken by promising researchers who have the potential to make a profound impact on the field of computing in their research disciplines. Nominees must be nominated by their research institution, and their nominations must be confirmed by a letter from the head of the institution (for example, office of the Provost, Pro-Vice Chancellor, President, and so on). Direct applications from new faculty members are not accepted. Nominees must be new faculty members in the first, second, or third year of their first tenure-track faculty appointment. No more than one nomination from each research institution will be accepted.

Deadline: Internal 9/1/2011; Nominations 10/19/2011

30-7 Interfacial Processes and Thermodynamics (NSF)

The Interfacial Processes and Thermodynamics (IPT) program supports fundamental research in engineering areas related to: interfacial phenomena; mass transport phenomena; and molecular thermodynamics. Currently, emphasis is placed on molecular engineering approaches at interfaces, especially as applied to the nano-processing of soft materials. PD-12-1414 (GG 6/8/11)

Deadline: 9/15/2011

30-8 Biophotonics (NSF)

Biophotonics applies photonics technology to the fields of medicine, biology and biotechnology. Basic research and innovation in photonics that is very fundamental in science and engineering is needed to lay the foundation for new technologies beyond those that are mature and ready for application in medical diagnostics and therapies. Advances are needed in nanophotonics, optogenetics, contrast and targeting agents, ultra-thin probes, wide field imaging, and rapid biomarker screening. Low cost and minimally invasive medical diagnostics and therapies are key goals. PD-12-7236 (GG 6/8/11)

Deadline: 9/15/2011


30-9 Health Promotion for Children with Physical Disabilities Through Physical Activity and Diet: Developing An Evidence Base (R21) (NIH)

This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) encourages Exploratory/Developmental Research Grant (R21) applications that will improve our understanding of how patterns of physical activity and dietary choice affect the health and fitness of children with physical disabilities. Proposed research should account for the functional limitations of children with disabilities and their nutritional needs, as well as the physiological, psychosocial, and environmental factors that play a role in determining the health of this population. A companion FOA is PAR-11-288, R01 Research Project Grant. PAR-11-284 (NIHG 8/5/11)


Deadline: Letters of Intent 9/16/2011, 1/16/2012; Applications 10/16/2011, 2/16/2012


30-10 Military Family Readiness System (USDA)

The National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) announces the availability of grant funds and requests applications for the Military Family Readiness System for fiscal year 2011 to develop a high quality, effective and efficient DoD-standard, joint-Service training resource (with supporting materials) to prepare Family Center/Family Readiness program staff (management and front line employees) to implement individual programs within the context of a social service delivery systems model. USDA-NIFA-EXCA-003517 (GG 8/11/11)

Deadline: 9/12/2011

30-11 Science of Organizations (SoO) (NSF)

Organizations--private and public, established and entrepreneurial, designed and emergent, formal and informal, profit and non profit--are critical to the well-being of nations and their citizens. They are of crucial importance for producing goods and services, creating value, providing jobs, and achieving social goals. The Science of Organizations program funds basic research that yields a scientific evidence base for improving the design and emergence, development and deployment, and management and ultimate effectiveness of organizations of all kinds. SoO funds research that advances our fundamental understanding of how organizations develop, form and operate. Successful SoO research proposals use scientific methods to develop and refine theories, to empirically test theories and frameworks, and to develop new measures and methods. Funded research is aimed at yielding generalizable insights that are of value to the business practitioner, policy-maker and research communities. PD 11-8031

Deadline: 2/2/2012

30-12 Educational Programs for Demography and Population Science, Family Planning and Contraception, and Reproductive Research (R25) (NIH)

This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA), issued by the NICHD, National Institutes of Health, encourages Research Education Project (R25) grant applications for educational activities related to Demography and Population Science, Family Planning and Contraception, and Reproductive Research. NICHD encourages applications for educational programs for interdisciplinary approaches, methodology, and the dissemination and use of existing datasets. PAR-11-292 (NIHG 8/5/11)

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

30-13 Social and Behavioral Research on the Elderly in Disasters (R01) (NIH)

This FOA issued by the National Institute on Aging and the National Institute of Nursing Research encourages Research Project Grants (RO1) applications from institutions or organizations that propose to conduct research in the behavioral and social sciences on the consequences of natural and man-made disasters for the health and well-being of the elderly, with an ultimate goal of preventing or mitigating harmful consequences. Disasters include weather-related events, earthquakes, tsunamis, large-scale attacks on civilian populations, technological catastrophes, and pandemics. Companion FOAs are PA-11-264, Social and Behavioral Research on the Elderly in Disasters (R03); PA-11-265, Social and Behavioral Research on the Elderly in Disasters (R21). PA-11-263 (NIHG 7/22/11)

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

30-14 Ethical Legal and Social Implications (ELSI) of Genomic Research Regular Research Program (R01) (NIH)

This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) encourages Research Program Grant (R01) applications that propose to study the ethical, legal and social implications (ELSI) of human genome research. Companion FOAs are PA-11-251, R21 Exploratory/Developmental Research Grant Award and PA-11-249, R03 Small Grant Program. PA-11-250 (NIHG 7/22/11)