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September 2, 2011 (Vol. 20, No. 33)

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 33-10) 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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33-1 Ecology and Evolution of Infectious Diseases (EEID) (NSF)

The Ecology and Evolution of Infectious Diseases program supports research on the ecological, evolutionary, and socio-ecological principles and processes that regulate the transmission dynamics of infectious diseases. The program's focus is on both the discovery, and the building and testing models that elucidate these principles and processes. Research proposals should focus on understanding the determinants of transmission of diseases to humans, non-human animals, or plants; the spread of pathogens by environmental factors, vectors or abiotic agents; the population dynamics and genetics of reservoir species or alternate hosts; or the cultural, social, behavioral, and economic dimensions of disease transmission. Research may be on zoonotic, environmentally-borne, vector-borne, or enteric diseases of either terrestrial, freshwater, or marine systems and organisms, including diseases of non-human animals and plants, at any scale from specific pathogens to inclusive environmental systems. Proposals for research on disease systems of public health concern to developing countries are strongly encouraged, as are disease systems of concern in agricultural and coastal marine systems. NSF 11-580 (GG 8/25/11)

Deadline: 12/7/2011

33-2 Emerging Frontiers in Research and Innovation (EFRI) (NSF)

The Directorate for Engineering at the National Science Foundation has established the Office of Emerging Frontiers in Research and Innovation (EFRI) to serve a critical role in focusing on important emerging areas in a timely manner. The EFRI Office is launching a new funding opportunity for interdisciplinary teams of researchers to embark on rapidly advancing frontiers of fundamental engineering research. For this solicitation, we will consider proposals that aim to investigate emerging frontiers in the following three specific research areas: 1) Flexible Bioelectronics Systems (BioFlex), 2) Origami Design for Integration of Self-assembling Systems for Engineering Innovation (ODISSEI), and 3) Photosynthetic Biorefineries (PSBR). This solicitation will be coordinated with the Directorate for Mathematical & Physical Sciences and the Directorate for Biological Sciences within NSF. Additionally, interest within other Federal agencies, specifically Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR), may lead to an interagency effort in support of certain PSBR and ODISSEI projects.The principal investigator and co-principal investigators may participate in only one proposal submitted to this solicitation. NSF 11-571 (GG 8/25/11)

Deadline: Letters of Intent 9/30/2011; Preliminary Proposals 11/9/2011; Proposals 3/30/2012

33-3 NSF Science, Engineering and Education for Sustainability Fellows (NSF)

Through SEES Fellows, NSF seeks to enable the discoveries needed to inform actions that lead to environmental, energy and societal sustainability while creating the necessary workforce to address these challenges. The program's emphasis is to facilitate investigations that cross traditional disciplinary boundaries and address issues of sustainability through a systems approach, building bridges between academic inquiry, economic growth, and societal needs. The Fellow's proposed investigation should be interdisciplinary and allow him/her to obtain research experience beyond his/her current core disciplinary expertise. Additionally, Fellows are required to develop a research partnership that would broaden the impact and/or scope of the proposed research activities. Such activities might include, but are not limited to, a connection with a NSF Research Coordination Network (RCN), center or facility; industry; a national laboratory; or a state, regional, or local resource management agency. Fellows are required to have two mentors, one for the proposed research at the host institution (the institution that will administer the award) and the other for the research partnership. The mentors can be from the same institution, but should not be from the same discipline. NSF-11-575 (NIHG 8/19/11)

Deadline: 12/5/2011

33-4 FDA Small Scientific Conference Grant Program (R13) (FDA)

The purpose of this FOA is to facilitate the provision of federal financial assistance in support of scientific conferences clearly aligned with the FDA mission. Applicants must identify the FDA Office/Center best suited to support their proposed conference in the cover letter. Failure to identify the relevant Office/Center will disqualify an application. PA-11-310 (NIHG 8/19/11)

Deadline: 10/15/2011, 1/15/2012, 4/15/2012


33-5 Basic Research to Enable Agricultural Development (BREAD) (NSF)

The National Science Foundation (NSF) and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF) are partnering to support a new research program to be administered by NSF. The objective of the BREAD Program is to support innovative basic scientific research designed to address key constraints to smallholder agriculture in the developing world. A significant distinction between BREAD and other NSF programs is that proposals to BREAD must make a clear and well-defined connection between the outcomes of the proposed basic research and its direct relevance and potential application to agriculture in the developing world. The BREAD Program takes the activities of the Plant Genome Research Program (PGRP) to the next level by supporting a broader range of scientific research and by enabling funding to be allocated to international collaborators through subawards. NSF 10-589 (NIHG 8/26/11)

Deadline: 11/22/2011


33-6 Resident Scholar Fellowships (SAR)

The School for Advanced Research (SAR) awards approximately six Resident Scholar Fellowships each year to scholars who have completed their research and analysis and who need time to think and write about topics important to the understanding of humankind. Resident scholars may approach their research from anthropology or from related fields such as history, sociology, art, and philosophy. Both humanistically and scientifically oriented scholars are encouraged to apply. (TGA 10/11)

Deadline: 11/1/2011


33-7 Research Opportunities in High Energy Physics (DOE)

The Office of High Energy Physics at the U.S. Department of Energy's Office of Science invites new grant applications for support of research programs in high-energy physics. Applications are sought in the following subprogram areas: Experimental Research at the Energy Frontier, Experimental Research at the Intensity Frontier, Experimental Research at the Cosmic Frontier, Theoretical high Energy Physics Research, and Advanced Technology Research and Development. DE-FOA-0000573 (GG 8/19/11)

Deadline: 11/15/2011


33-8 Awards for Cancer-Relevant Research and Training (KSU)

The Johnson Center for Basic Cancer Research at K-State supports and enhances cancer-related research and training at K-State. Faculty performing cancer-relevant research are invited to become affiliated researchers and apply for various awards. Innovative Research Awards provide seed money to gather preliminary data crucial for future major grant proposals. Faculty Equipment Awards provide funds for new equipment. Travel Awards are provided in modest amounts for travel to learn new scientific techniques or visit collaborators at other institutions. Awards for graduate student travel and summer stipends are also available.

Deadline: 10/1/2011, 3/1/2012

33-9 Research Answers to NCI's Provocative Questions (R01) (NIH)

The purpose of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to support research projects designed to use sound and innovative research strategies to solve specific problems and paradoxes in cancer research identified by the National Cancer Institute (NCI) as the NCIs Provocative Questions (PQs). These Provocative Questions are not intended to represent the full range of NCI's priorities in cancer research. Rather, they are meant to challenge cancer researchers to think about and elucidate specific problems in key areas of cancer research that are deemed important but have not received sufficient attention. A companion FOA is RFA-CA-11-012, R21 Exploratory/Developmental Grant. (NIHG 8/26/11) RFA-CA-11-011

Deadline: Letters of Intent 10/14/2011; Applications 11/14/2011


33-10 India-US Higher Education Partnerships (USIEF)

The United States-India Educational Foundation (USIEF) announces an open competition for the support of projects through the Obama-Singh 21st Century Knowledge Initiative (OSI). Announced by the U.S. and Indian governments, OSI aims to strengthen collaboration and build partnerships between American and Indian institutions of higher education. Accredited U.S. post-secondary educational institutions may submit proposals to support the program's goals of encouraging mutual understanding, facilitating educational reform, fostering economic development, and engaging civil society through academic cooperation with Indian post-secondary educational institutions, in the thematic areas of agricultural sciences and food security; energy; sustainable development; climate change; environmental studies; education and educational reform; public health; and community development and innovation. Only one proposal per institution is allowed.

Deadline: Internal 9/16/11; Proposal 11/1/2011


33-11 Systems Science and Health in the Behavioral and Social Sciences (R01) (NIH)

This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) issued by the Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research (OBSSR) and other NIH Institutes, encourages Research Project Grant (R01) applications from institutions/organizations that propose to develop basic and applied projects utilizing systems science methodologies relevant to human behavioral and social sciences and health. Research projects applicable to this FOA are those that are either applied or basic in nature (including methodological development), have a human behavioral and/or social science focus, and feature systems science methodologies. PAR-11-314 (NIHG 8/19/11)

Deadline: Letters of Intent 9/5/2011, 1/5/2012; Applications 10/5/2011, 2/5/2012

33-12 Secondary Analysis of Existing Alcohol Epidemiology Data (R03) (NIAAA)

This funding opportunity announcement (FOA) issued by the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism encourages R03 Small Grant applications for organizations/institutions that propose to conduct secondary analysis of existing data sets. NIAAA seeks to enhance the understanding of the patterns of alcohol consumption and the epidemiology of alcohol-related problems. PA-11-309 (NIHG 8/12/11)

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


33-13 Awards for Undergraduate and Graduate Students and Post-Doctoral Fellows for Cancer Relevant Research, Training, and Travel (KSU)

The Johnson Center for Basic Cancer Research at K-State supports students and post-doctoral fellows wishing to participate in cancer-related research. Undergraduate students are encouraged to apply along with center-affiliated faculty researchers for Cancer Research Awards for projects in their mentors' laboratories. Graduate students and post-doctoral fellows working with affiliated researchers may apply for Travel Awards to attend professional meetings or workshops. Faculty may also apply for summer stipends for their graduate students.