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August 19, 2011 (Vol. 20, No. 31)

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 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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31-1 2012 NIH Director's New Innovator Award Program (DP2) (NIH)

The NIH Director's New Innovator (DP2) Award program was created in 2007 to support a small number of early stage investigators of exceptional creativity who propose bold and highly innovative new research approaches that have the potential to produce a major impact on broad, important problems in biomedical and behavioral research. The NIH Director's New Innovator Award Program is a High-Risk Research initiative of the Common Fund. For the purpose of this FOA, multiple PDs/PIs are not allowed. Applicants must meet the definition of an Early Stage Investigator (ESI). An ESI is a new investigator (defined as a PD/PI who has not competed successfully for a significant NIH independent research award) who is within 10 years of completing his/her terminal research degree or is within 10 years of completing medical residency (or the equivalent). RFA-RM-11-005 (NIHG 8/12/11)

Deadline: 10/14/2011

31-2 Research on Research Integrity (R21) (NIH)

This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA), issued by NIH, encourages applications for research that will improve understanding of the basic mechanisms of research integrity by bridging work in the laboratory and the field. This understanding will advance several goals, including: the identification of the optimal targets and time points in the life course for Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) education and the identification of common mechanisms of behavioral change related to research integrity. This initiative seeks to capitalize on emerging basic science to accelerate the investigation of common mechanisms that play a role in initiating or maintaining research integrity and are applicable across a broad range of research-related behaviors. By focusing basic research on the mechanisms of research integrity, and by integrating work across laboratory and field contexts, this initiative should transform the efficacy and effectiveness of RCR education and cost efficiency of behavior change interventions when research misconduct is found. RFA-ES-11-009 (NIHG 7/22/11)

Deadline: Letters of Intent 10/17/2011; Applications 12/1/2011

31-3 Gene-Environment Interplay in Substance Use Disorder (R01) (NIH)

The National Institute on Drug Abuse and the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism seeks to stimulate and expand research on the interplay of genetic and environmental factors in the genesis, course, and outcomes of substance and alcohol use disorders (SUDS). Previous work in genetic epidemiology and molecular genetics has established that SUDs are highly heritable, developmental disorders with important genetic substrates. Building on these findings, new studies using genetically informative approaches are needed to elucidate the complex interplay of genetic and environmental factors in developmental trajectories of SUDs and comorbid conditions, deepen and refine phenotypic definitions of SUDs, and meet the methodologic challenges of the field. Such studies hold great potential to promote understanding of the true contributions of both genetic and environmental factors to initiation, progression, comorbidity, adverse outcomes, and desistance of SUDs; to elucidate mechanisms of risk; and to enhance opportunities for translation to treatment, prevention, gene-finding and molecular studies. Companion PAs are PA-11-236, R21 Exploratory/Developmental Grant and PA-11-237, R03 Small Grant Program. PA-11-235 (NIHG 7/22/11)

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

31-4 Dear Colleague Letter: NSF-NIST Interaction in Basic and Applied Scientific Research in BIO, ENG, & MPS (NSF)

The National Science Foundation (NSF) and National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have shared interests in a variety of basic and applied scientific and engineering fields. This program is designed to facilitate collaborative research and educational activities between NIST scientific and engineering staff and researchers supported by NSF. Support may be requested through use of supplemental funding requests to existing NSF awards for travel expenses and per diem associated with work on-site at NIST for NSF-supported Pis, co-Pis, post-doctoral scholars, undergraduate and graduate students and other personnel associated with the NSF-NIST collaborative research. NSF 11-066

Deadline: Open


31-5 NEA Research: Art Works, FY 2012 (NEA)

The NEA will make grants for research projects that use existing datasets to mine data for analyses of the value and impact of the U.S. arts sector on the nation, whether on individuals or communities. Applications should present novel research questions that have not previously been explored with the referenced dataset(s). Projects that will be conducted in partnership with for-profit entities, and/or which use commercial and/or administrative datasets, are also encouraged. Organizations will be asked to address the anticipated results of their projects in their applications. 2012 NEAORA (GG 8/4/11)

Deadline: 11/8/2011


31-6 Ace Fellows Program (ACE)

Since 1965, hundred of vice presidents, deans, department chairs, faculty, and other emerging leaders have participated in the ACE Fellows Program, the nation's premier higher education leadership development program in preparing senior leaders to serve American colleges and universities. Fellows spend an extended period of time on another campus, working directly with presidents. (TGA 10/11)

Deadline: 11/1/2011


31-7 Dear Colleague Letter: United States and Ireland (NSF)

The United States, Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland have recently renewed a unique partnership as a way of increasing the level of collaborative R&D among researchers across the jurisdictions that will generate innovation and lead to improvements in society. The agencies involved in this effort are: the National Science Foundation (U.S.), Science Foundation Ireland (Republic), Invest Northern Ireland (Northern), and the Department of Employment and Learning (Northern). The objective is to encourage the development and submission of transnational and collaborative research projects that address the exciting research challenges in the areas of nanotechnology, sensors, telecommunications, and energy and sustainability. Potential proposals generated as a result of this partnership should be submitted to relevant NSF programs in accordance with the program's proposal due date(s) and will be reviewed in accordance with the standard NSB-approved review criteria. No specific funding is set aside for this partnership. NSF 11-070

Deadline: Varies


31-8 Military Infectious Diseases Basic Research Awards (Army)

This Program Announcement/Funding Opportunity is focused on basic research, which is defined as formulating concepts and expanding understanding of fundamental principles and observable facts of science and medicine. The DMRDP FY11 Military Infectious Disease Basic Research Award (MID-BRA) is designed to promote new ideas that have the potential to yield high-impact data and to inform new avenues of investigation. This mechanism will support systematic research and discovery aimed at identifying, characterizing, and/or clarifying basic biological mechanisms related to microbes responsible for combat-related wound infections. This Program Announcement/Funding Opportunity will not support applied research studies, that is, studies addressing a particular problem or medical treatment approach. W81XWH-11-DMRDP-MID-BRA (GG 8/17/11)

Deadline: Preapplications 9/13/2011; Applications 12/7/2011

31-9 Division of Integrative Organismal Systems (BIO)

The Division of Integrative Organismal Systems (IOS) supports research aimed at understanding why organisms are structured the way they are and function as they do. Proposals should focus on organisms as a fundamental unit of biological organization. Areas of inquiry include, but are not limited to, developmental biology and the evolution of developmental processes, nervous system development, structure, and function, physiological processes, functional morphology, symbioses, interactions of organisms with biotic and abiotic environments, and animal behavior. Effective July 13, 2011, all investigator-initiated proposals to the core programs in the Division of Integrative Organismal Systems will be invited/not invited via preliminary proposals. There will be a single window of submission limit of 2 preliminary proposals per investigator per year as PI/Co-PI/Lead Senior Investigator of a subaward in response to this Solicitation. NSF 11-572

Deadline: Preliminary Proposals 1/12/2012; Proposals 8/2/2012

31-10 Division of Environmental Biology (core programs) (DEB) (BIO)

The Division of Environmental Biology (DEB) supports fundamental research on populations, species, communities, and ecosystems. Areas of research include biodiversity, phylogenetic systematics, molecular evolution, life history evolution, natural selection, ecology, biogeography, ecosystem structure, function and services, conservation biology, global change, and biogeochemical cycles. Research on organismal origins, functions, relationships, interactions, and evolutionary history may incorporate field, laboratory, or collection-based approaches; observational or manipulative experiments; synthesis activities; as well as theoretical approaches involving analytical, statistical, or computational modeling. Preliminary proposals will be accepted in January and a binding decision will be made to invite/not invite full proposals for submission in August. In a given year, an individual may participate as a PI, co-PI, or lead senior investigator of a subaward on no more than two preliminary proposals submitted in response to this solicitation. NSF 11-573

Deadline: Preproposals 1/9/2012; Proposals 8/2/2012

31-11 Health & Society Scholars Program (RWJF)

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health & Society Scholars program provides two years of support to postdoctoral scholars at all stages of their careers to help build the nation's capacity for research that addresses the multiple determinants of population health and contributes to policy change. The program is based on the principle that progress in the field of population health depends on multidisciplinary collaboration and exchange. Its goal is to improve public health by training scholars to investigate the connections among biological, genetic, behavioral, environmental, economic, and social determinants of health; and to develop, evaluate, and disseminate knowledge, interventions, and policies that integrate and act on these determinants. (PND 8/12/11)

Deadline: 9/30/2011

31-12 Effects of Secondhand Smoke on Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Disease Mechanisms (R01) (NIH)

This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) issued by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute and National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences National Institutes of Health, invites applications that propose to better characterize the dose-response relationship between secondhand smoke (SHS) exposure and the cardiovascular and pulmonary diseases by improving our understanding of the mechanisms by which SHS contributes to these diseases. A wide range of research including animal and human laboratory studies, cohort and case control studies, and natural experiments resulting from home, workplace, and/or community changes in SHS exposure are consistent with this initiative. PA-11-244 (NIHG 7/8/11)