August 26, 2011 (Vol. 20, No. 32)
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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: email@example.com, by the Internal due date listed in the Funding Bulletin (FB 32-2, 32-5) 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:
ROSES-11 Appendix A.33, Earth Science Applications: Disasters is specifically focused on the ability of organizations (public and private) to leverage NASA Earth observations, derived products, and modeling capabilities in order to advance their skill to monitor, identify, assess, predict, and respond to natural and technological disasters. Furthermore, this solicitation will seek the development of sustainable solutions that incorporate solid business/organization models that strive to incorporate performance metrics, fiscal realism of sustained operations, and the vision to meet the disaster challenges of both today and in the future. NNH11ZDA001N
The BYI Program is intended to provide research support to the most promising young faculty members in the early stages of academic careers in the chemical and life sciences particularly to foster the invention of methods, instruments and materials that will open up new avenues of research in science. Projects represent innovative departures in research rather than extensions or expansions of existing programs. Proposed research that cuts across traditional boundaries of scientific disciplines is encouraged. Proposals that open up new avenues of research in chemistry and the life sciences by fostering the invention of methods, instruments and materials will be given additional consideration. No more than one candidate from any one institution, or its affiliates, will be selected for the BYI award in any particular funding cycle.
32-3 Research and Technology Development to Support Crew Health and Performance in Space Exploration Missions (NASA)
A National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Research Announcement (NRA), entitled, Research and Technology Development to Support Crew Health and Performance in Space Exploration Missions, has been released which jointly solicits ground-based, bed rest definition and flight definition proposals for the NASA Human Research program (HRP) and the National Space Biomedical Research Institute (NSBRI). NASA and NSBRI are placing special emphasis on the high priority research area of "Visual Impairment and Intracranial Pressure". Proposals are solicited by NASA in the areas of Visual Acuity and Ocular Structure and Function; Fluid Distribution; Team Social, Technical, and Task Roles; and Effects of Constrained, Asynchronous Communication on Operational Tasks. Proposals are solicited by NSBRI in the areas of Microgravity-Induced Visual Alterations/Intracranial Pressure; Cardiovascular Alterations; Human Factors and Performance; Musculoskeletal Alterations; Neurobehavioral and Psychosocial Factors; Sensorimotor Adaptation; and Smart Medical Systems and Technology. Proposals responding to the NASA emphases and NSBRI emphases must be submitted separately, and will result in separate evaluations and awards. NRA NNJ11ZSA002NA
The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation is now accepting grant proposals for Round 8 of Grant Challenges Explorations, an initiative to encourage innovative and unconventional global health and development solutions. Applicants can be at any experience level; in any discipline; and from any organization, including colleges and universities, government laboratories, research institutions, non-profit organizations and for profit companies. Grant proposals are being accepted online until November 17, 2011 on the following topics: NEW- Protect Crop Plant from Biotic Stress From Field to Market; NEW- Design new approaches to optimize immunization systems; NEW- Explore New Solutions in Global Health Priority Areas; Explore Nutrition for Healthy Growth of Infants and Children; and Apply Synthetic Biology to Global Health Challenges.
Sustainability Research Networks will engage and explore fundamental theoretical issues and empirical questions in sustainability science, engineering, and education that will increase our understanding of the ultimate sustainability challenge--maintaining and improving the quality of life for the nation within a healthy Earth system. Each SRN network will be built upon an ambitious and nationally important sustainability theme. Proposers will be tasked with choosing a specific theme for their network, identifying the research already being done in this area, proposing methods for linking existing research efforts, and then proposing research needed to advance their specific research theme. A single organization may submit a maximum of three preliminary proposals as the lead institution. Full proposals are to be submitted only when invited by NSF. (GG 8/12/11)
The Lilly Library invites applications for visiting fellowships for research in residence in its collections. The Lilly Library is the principal rare book and manuscript library of Indiana University. Its holdings support research in British, French, and American literature and history; the literature of voyages and exploration, specifically the European expansion in the Americas; early printing, and the Church, children's literature, music; film, radio and television; medicine, science, and architecture; and food and drink. The Everett Helm Visiting Fellowship program supports research and provides access to the collections of the Lilly Library for scholars residing outside the Bloomington area. Project proposals should demonstrate that the Lilly Library's resources are integral to proposed research topics. TGA 1/10)
The purpose of this Technical Assistance and Dissemination to Improve Services and Results for Children with Disabilities Program is to promote academic achievement and to improve results for children with disabilities by providing technical assistance (TA), supporting model demonstration projects, disseminating useful information, and implementing activities that are supported by scientifically based research. CFDA- 84.326M (GG 8/15/11)
32-8 Educational Materials in Accessible Formats for Students With Visual Impairments and other Print Disabilities (ED)
The purpose of the Technology and Media Services for Individuals with Disabilities program is to: 1) improve results for students with disabilities by promoting the development, demonstration, and use of technology; 2) support educational media services activities designed to be of educational value in the classroom for students with disabilities; and 3) provide support for captioning and video description that is appropriate for use in the classroom. CFDA-84.327D (FR 8/17/11)
32-9 Short-Term Research Education Program to Increase Diversity in Health-Related Research (R25) (NIH)
The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, National Institutes of Health invites Research Education (R25) applications to promote diversity in undergraduate and health professional student populations by providing short-term research education support to stimulate career development in cardiovascular, pulmonary, hematologic, and sleep disorders research. The overall goal of the program is to provide research opportunities for individuals from backgrounds underrepresented in biomedical science, including individuals from disadvantaged backgrounds, individuals from underrepresented racial and ethnic groups, and individuals with disabilities that will significantly contribute to a diverse research workforce in the future. RFA-HL-12-031 (NIHG 8/19/11)
The purpose of this funding opportunity announcement issued by the National Institute of Nursing Research is to stimulate research to examine the interconnections of asthma and obesity. The prevalences of both asthma and obesity have significantly risen in the past few decades. Although the association between these 2 conditions has been found in many studies, the exact mechanisms for how this association arises are unresolved. Because both of these conditions have their beginnings in early life, an aspect of the association between them requires more understanding is their common exposures in early life. Studies that investigate the molecular pathways linking asthma and obesity are encouraged. In addition, intervention studies targeting asthma or obesity and their effects on each one, and possible mechanisms of action are encouraged. PA-11-245 (NIHG 7/8/11)
32-11 Materials World Network: Cooperative Activity in Materials Research between US Investigators and their Counterparts Abroad (NSF)
The National Science Foundation is working jointly with counterpart national, regional and multinational funding organizations worldwide to enhance opportunities for collaborative activities in materials research and education between US investigators and their colleagues abroad. Proposals submitted to NSF in response to this solicitation must have clear relevance to research supported by the NSF Division of Materials Research (DMR), as they will be evaluated within the context of programmatic areas within DMR: condensed matter physics, solid state and materials chemistry, polymers, biomaterials, metals and metallic nanostructures, ceramics, electronic and photonic materials, and condensed matter and materials theory. Investigators are strongly advised to contact NSF staff in advance to ascertain that the research planned fits within the scope of the solicitation.(GG 8/12/11)
The purpose of this FOA is to encourage Research Project Grant (R01) applications from institutions/organizations that propose to advance the science of drug abuse and drug-related HIV prevention through 1) the development of novel prevention approaches, 2) the testing of novel and adapted prevention intervention approaches 3) the elucidation of processes associated with the selection, adoption, adaptation, implementation, sustainability, and financing of empirically validated interventions, and 4) the development of new methodologies suitable for the design and analysis of prevention research studies. Programs of research are intended to provide pathways toward the discovery of population-level approaches for the prevention of drug abuse and dependence, drug-related problems (such as mental health, interpersonal violence, criminal involvement, and productivity loss), and drug-related disorders (e.g., comorbid drug and psychiatric disorders; infections such as HIV, hepatitis B, and hepatitis C). PA-11-311 (NIHG 8/19/11)
The Howard Foundation awards a limited number of fellowships each year for independent projects in selected fields. The Foundation targets its support specifically to early mid-career individuals, those who have achieved recognition for at least one major project. Approximately ten fellowships will be awarded in April 2012 for 2012-2013 in the fields of Photography, Anthropology, and Archaeology. (TGA 8/11)