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September 9, 2011 (Vol. 20, No. 34)

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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34-1 Interface between Computer Science and Economics & Social Sciences (ICES) (NSF)

The three divisions of CISE and the SES division of SBE seek interdisciplinary research and education projects that develop new knowledge at the Interface between Computer Science and Economics & Social Sciences. Projects should advance knowledge on both sides of the interface. Projects that use known techniques and results from Computer Science or Economics & Social Sciences to advance only one field (either CS or Econ/SS) are not of interest to the program. NSF 11-584 (GG 9/2/11)

Deadline: 12/6/2011

34-2 2012 Office of Naval research Young Investigator Program (YIP) (ONR)

The Office of Naval Research (ONR) is interested in receiving proposals for its Young Investigator Program (YIP). ONR's YIP seeks to identify and support academic scientists and engineers who are in their first or second full-time tenure-track or tenure-track equivalent academic appointment and for FY2012, have begun their first appointment on or after 01 November 2006, and who show exceptional promise for doing creative research. The objectives of this program are to attract outstanding faculty members of Institutions of Higher Education to the Department of the Navy's research program, to support their research, and to encourage their teaching and research careers. ONRBAA11-030 (GG 9/7/11)

Deadline: 12/22/2011

34-3 Fellowships at the Huntington (Huntington)

The Huntington is an independent research center with holdings in British and American history, literature, art history, and the history of science and medicine. The Library collections range chronologically from the eleventh century to the present and include seven million manuscripts, 410,000 rare books, 270,000 reference works, and 1.3 million photographs, prints, and ephemera. The Burndy Library consists of some 67,000 rare books and reference volumes in the history of science and technology, as well as an important collection of scientific instruments. Within the general fields listed above there are many areas of special strength, including: Middle Ages, renaissance, 19th- and 20th-century literature, British drama, Colonial America, American Civil War, Western America, and California. The Art Collections contain notable British and American paintings, fine prints, photographs, and an art reference library. In the library of the Botanical Gardens is a broad collection of reference works in botany, horticulture, and gardening. (TGA 9/11)

Deadline: 12/15/2011

34-4 AAAS Science & Technology Policy Fellowships (AAAS)

The American Association for the Advancement of Science manages and administers Science & Technology Policy Fellowships in five program areas to provide the opportunity for accomplished scientists and engineers to participate in and contribute to the federal policymaking process while learning firsthand about the intersection of science and policy. The fellowships in congressional offices are funded by approximately 30 partner scientific and engineering societies. The fellowships in executive branch agencies are funded by the hosting offices. (TGA 9/11)

Deadline: 12/5/2011

34-5 Living Foundries (DARPA)

DARPA is soliciting innovative research proposals to develop new tools, technologies and methodologies to transform biology into an engineering practice, speeding the biological design-build-test cycle and expanding the complexity of systems that can be engineered. The goal is to enable the rapid development of previously unattainable technologies and products, leveraging biology to solve challenges associated with production of new materials, novel capabilities, fuel and medicines. Ultimately, in turning biology into an engineering endeavor, Living Foundries aims to enable on-demand production of new and high-value materials, devices and capabilities for the Department of Defense. This announcement, Living Foundries: ATCG, focuses on the development of the component, advanced tools and capabilities for rapidly engineering new biological systems. Example areas of interest include: design and automation tools, modular genetic parts and devices, standardized test platforms and chassis, tools for rapid physical construction, editing and manipulation of genetic designs, and new characterization and debugging tools for synthetic networks. DARPA-BAA-11-60 (GG 9/2/11)

Deadline: Abstracts 9/26/2011; Proposals 11/17/2011


34-6 Poetry Grants (Witter Bynner)

Through a bequest from Witter Bynner in 1972, the Witter Bynner Foundation for Poetry perpetuates the art of poetry. The foundation promotes poetry in American culture and encourages grant proposals that expand awareness of the positive effects of poetry on society. (TGA 9/11)

Deadline: 12/31/2011

34-7 Scholars-in-Residence Program (Schomburg)

The Schomburg Center residency program assists scholars and professional whose research on the black experiences can benefit from extended access to the Center's resources. Fellowships funded by the Center will allow recipients to spend six months or a year in residence with access to resources at the Schomburg Center and other research units of The New York Public library. The Scholars-in-residence Program is designed to 1) encourage research and writing on the history, literature, and cultures of the peoples of Africa and the African diaspora, 2) to promote and facilitate interaction among the participants including fellows funded by other sources, and 3) to facilitate the dissemination of the researchers' findings through lectures, publications, and the ongoing Schomburg Center Colloquium and Seminar Series. (TGA 9/11)

Deadline: 12/1/2011


34-8 International Collaboration in Chemistry between US Investigators and their Counterparts Abroad (ICC) (MPS)

The National Science Foundation (NSF) seeks to enhance opportunities for collaborative activities between U.S. and foreign investigators. To realize this goal, the Division of Chemistry at NSF has partnered with the Fonds zur Förderung der wissenschaftlichen Forschung (FWF; Austrian Science Fund) of Austria, the Agence Nationale de la Recherche (ANR; National Research Agency) of France, Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS), the Fonds National de la Recherche (FNR; National Research Fund) of Luxembourg, the Russian Foundation for Basic Research (RFBR), Spain Ministerio de Ciencia e Innovacion (MICINN; Ministry of Science and Innovation), the National Science Council of Taiwan (NSC), and the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) of the United Kingdom. The NSF Division of Chemistry will accept collaborative research proposals in basic research in chemistry, written in English, which establish bilateral collaborations between US investigators and investigators from the countries listed above. NSF 11-585 (GG 9/7/11)

Deadline: Preliminary Proposals 11/4/2011; Proposals 1/11/2012


34-9 Healthy Habits: Timing for Developing Sustainable Healthy Behaviors in Children and Adolescents (R01) (NIH)

This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA), issued by the National Institutes of Health, is to encourage Research Project Grant (R01) applications that employ innovative research to identify mechanisms of influence and/or promote positive sustainable health behavior(s) in children and youth (birth to age 18). Positive health behaviors may include: developing healthy sleep patterns, developing effective self-regulation strategies, adaptive decision-making in risk situations, practicing proper dental hygiene, eating a balanced and nutritious diet, engaging in age-appropriate physical activity and/or participating in healthy relationships. Applications to promote positive health behavior(s) should target social and cultural factors, including, but not limited to: schools, families, communities, population, food industry, age-appropriate learning tools and games, social media, social networking, technology and mass media. Given the many factors involved in developing sustainable health behaviors, applications from multidisciplinary teams are strongly encouraged. PA-11-327 (NIHG 9/2/11)

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

34-10 mHealth Tools to Promote Effective Patient-Provider Communication, Adherence to Treatment and Self Management of Chronic Diseases in Underserved Populations (R01) (NINR)

The purpose of this initiative issued by the National Institute of Nursing Research (NINR) and the Office of Dietary Supplements (ODS) is to stimulate research utilizing Mobile Health (mHealth) tools aimed at the improvement of effective patient-provider communication, adherence to treatment and self-management of chronic diseases in underserved populations. With the rapid expansion of cellular networks and substantial advancements in Smartphone technologies, it is now possible - and affordable - to transmit patient data digitally from remote areas to specialists in urban areas, receive real-time feedback, and capture that consultation in a database. This announcement encourages the development, testing and comparative effective analysis of interventions utilizing mHealth technologies in underserved populations. PA-11-330 (NIHG 9/2/11)

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


34-11 Center for Global Partnership: Regular Grants (Japan)

The Japan Foundation Center for Global Partnership (CGP) is dedicated to strengthening the global U.S.-Japan partnership and cultivating to the next generation of public intellectuals necessary to sustain this partnership. The CGP Grant Program supports U.S.-Japan collaborative projects conducted by universities, think-tanks, and other non-profit organizations which incorporate one or both of the following formats: a) fostering dialogue among diverse stakeholders to formulate solutions for a more peaceful, stable, and equitable global order; b) promoting partnerships amongst a broad variety of societal actors, both domestic and international, with the aim to overcome the challenges of globalization for communities world wide. (TGA 9/11)

Deadline: Concept Papers 10/1/2011

34-12 Basic Research on Decision Making: Cognitive, Affective, and Developmental Perspectives (R01) (NIH)

This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA), issued as part of the NIH Basic Behavioral and Social Sciences Opportunity Network (OppNet), encourages research grant applications that propose to increase understanding of the basic cognitive, affective, motivational, and social processes that underlie decision making across the lifespan. This includes an appreciation of the interactions among the psychological, neurobiological, and behavioral processes in decision making. It also includes consideration of the mediating and/or moderating influences of genetics, physiology, the social environment, and culture. RFA-MH-12-130 (NIHG 9/2/11)

Deadline: Letters of Intent 12/18/2011; Applications 1/18/2012


34-13 Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) (NSF)

The purpose of the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) is to help ensure the vitality and diversity of the scientific and engineering workforce in the United States. The program recognizes and supports outstanding graduate students who are pursuing research-based master's and doctoral degrees in fields within NSF's mission. The GRFP provides three years of support for the graduate education of individuals who have demonstrated their potential for significant achievements in science and engineering research. NSF 11-582 (NIHG 9/2/11)