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September 16, 2011 (Vol. 20, No. 35)

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:

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


35-1 Sustaining Cultural Heritage Collections (NEH)

Sustaining Cultural Heritage Collections (SCHC) helps cultural institutions meet the complex challenge of preserving large and diverse holdings of humanities materials for future generations by supporting preventive conservation measures that mitigate deterioration and prolong the useful life of collections. Libraries, archives, museums, and historical organizations across the country are responsible for collections of books and manuscripts, photographs, sound recordings and moving images, archaeological and ethnographic artifacts, art, and historical objects that facilitate research, strengthen teaching, and provide opportunities for life-long learning in the humanities. To preserve and ensure continued access to such collections, institutions must implement preventive conservation measures, which encompass managing relative humidity, temperature, light and pollutants in collection spaces; providing protective storage enclosures and systems for collections; and safeguarding collections from theft and from natural and man-made disasters. To help institutions develop sound preventive conservation projects, NEH encourages collaborative and interdisciplinary planning, which is important for identifying sustainable strategies. 20111201-PF (GG 9/9/11)

Deadline: 12/1/2011


35-2 Environmental Education Sub-Grants Program (EPA)

The EPA, Office of Environmental Education, is announcing a Request for proposals for support of the Environmental Education Sub-grants Program for 2011. This is a new announcement that has not previously been distributed. The Environmental Education Sub-grants Program is a competitive grant program that supports EPA's efforts to increase public awareness and knowledge about environmental issues and provide participants in EE grant-funded projects the skills necessary to make informed environmental decisions and to take responsible actions toward the environment. This RFP sets forth the process that will be used to select a grant recipient (the Prime) who will develop and implement a project to make sub-awards to organizations to meet the specified expected environmental and educational results of the program. EPA plans to award one agreement for approximately $150,000 in each of EPA's ten Regions under this RFP. EPA-EE-11-03

Deadline: 11/8/2011

35-3 Geophysics (MPS)

The Geophysics Program supports basic research in the physics of the solid earth to explore its composition, structure, and processes. Laboratory, field, theoretical, and computational studies are supported. Topics include seismicity, seismic wave propagation, and the nature and occurrence of earthquakes; the earth's magnetic, gravity, and electrical fields; the earth's thermal structure; and geodynamics. Supported research also includes geophysical studies of active deformation, including geodesy, and studies of the properties and behavior of earth materials in support of geophysical observation and theory. NSF 09-539 (GG 6/23/11)

Deadline: 12/5/2011


35-4 Lung Cancer Research Program Concept Reward (USAMRAA)

The vision of the FY11 Lung Cancer Research Program (LCRP) is to eradicate deaths from lung cancer to better the health and welfare of the military and the American public. As such, the LCRP will support and integrate research from multiple disciplines for early detection, diagnosis, prevention, cure, and control of lung cancer. The Concept Award supports the exploration of highly innovative, untested, potentially high-gain concepts, theories, paradigms, and/or methods that address an important problem in lung cancer. The Concept Award is not intended to support a logical progression of an already established research project but, instead, allow Principal Investigators the opportunity to pursue serendipitous observation and new ideas. W81XWH-11-LCRP-CA (GG 9/12/11)

Deadline: Preapplications 10/19/2011; Applications 11/9/2011

35-5 Understanding Mechanisms of Terminal Erythroid Maturation (R01) (NIHLBI)

This FOA encourages applications that propose hypothesis-driven research to study development of erythroid precursors into mature red blood cells. The aim of this program is to support research efforts to improve our understanding of the molecular mechanisms regulating late stages of erythroid maturation. These studies are needed to identify novel therapeutic targets for use in erythropoietin-resistant anemias characterized by defects in late-stage erythroid maturation. RFA-HL-12-033 (NIHG 9/2/11)

Deadline: Letters of Intent 1/3/2012; Applications 2/1/2012

35-6 Division of Environmental Biology (core programs) (DEB) (NSF)

The Division of Environmental Biology (DEB) supports fundamental research on populations, species, communities, and ecosystems. Scientific emphases range across many evolutionary and ecological patterns and processes at all spatial and temporal scales. 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. 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 (GG 8/26/11)

Deadline: Preliminary Proposal 1/9/2012, Proposals 8/2/2012

35-7 Gamete Quality in Natural and Assisted Reproduction (R01) (NIH)

The purpose of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA), issued by the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD), the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS), and the Office of Dietary Supplements (ODS), is to encourage applications from the scientific community to support outstanding research in the area of female and male gamete quality. For both natural and assisted reproduction, a focal point of the initiative is on the production, identification, and use of healthy gametes. In this regard, the identification and validation of biomarkers that assess gamete quality is critical. Additional areas of interest are the impact of nutrition, environmental exposures, disease states, and aging on oocyte and sperm quality. PA-11-326 (NIHG 9/2/11)

  • URL: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-11-326.html

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


35-8 Robert Wood Johnson Health Policy Fellowships (RWJF)

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health Policy Fellows program provides the nation's most comprehensive experience at the nexus of health science, policy, and politics in Washington D.C. The fellowship is an outstanding opportunity for exceptional mid-career health professionals and behavioral and social scientists with an interest in health and health care policy. The fellowship is a residential experience in Washington D.C., with additional support for continued health policy leadership development activities. (TGA 8/7/11)

Deadline: 11/10/2011

35-9 Kennan Institute: Title VIII Research Scholarships (WWICS)

Title VIII Research Scholarships lasting three to nine months are available to academic participants in the early stages of their career (before tenure) or scholars whose careers have been interrupted or delayed. Applicants must be U.S. Citizens. Research proposals examining the countries of Central Eurasia are eligible. Those proposals related to regional Russia, Ukraine, Central Asia, Belarus, the Caucuses, and contemporary issues are particularly welcome. (TGA 9/11)

Deadline: 12/1/2011

35-10 AmeriCorps State and National Grant Competitions (CNCS)

The purpose of CNCS is to maximize the power of service and volunteering to improve lives in communities across the country. In the Edward M. Kennedy Serve America Act, Congress directed CNCS to focus national services in areas where services can make a major impact, including education, energy conservation, health, economic opportunity for economically vulnerable individuals, increasing service by and for veterans, and providing disaster services. CNCS is carrying out Congress' intent by targeting AmeriCorps funding in these six focus areas. AmeriCorps grants are awarded to eligible organizations engaged in evidence-based interventions that utilize AmeriCorps members to strengthen communities. An AmeriCorps member is an individual who is enrolled in an approved national service position and engages in community service. Members may receive a living allowance and other benefits while serving. CNCS-GRANTS-08312011-002 (GG 9/1/11)

Deadline: 1/18/2012

35-11 AmeriCorps State and National Planning 2012 CNCS)

The purpose of planning grants is to support the development of AmeriCorps programs that will engage AmeriCorps members in evidence based interventions to solve community problems. Planning grant recipients are expected to be better prepared to compete for an AmeriCorps program grant in the following grant cycle. Planning grants may not be used to support AmeriCorps members. An AmeriCorps member is an individual who is enrolled in an approved national services position and engages in community service. The purpose of CNCS is to maximize the power of service and volunteering to improve lives in communities across the country. In the Edawrd M Kennedy Service America Act, Congress directed CNCS to focus national service in areas where service can make a major impact, including education, energy conservation, health, economic opportunity for economically vulnerable individuals, increasing service by and for veterans, and providing disaster services. CNCS is carrying out Congresses' intent by targeting this AmeriCorps Planning Grant funding in the focus areas of Veterans and Military Families. CNCS-GRANTS-08302011-001 (GG 9/1/11)

Deadline: 1/18/2012


35-12 Small Business Innovation Research Program Phase I Solicitation FY-2012 (SBIR) (NSF)

The Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Program stimulates technological innovation in the private sector by strengthening the role of small business concerns in meeting Federal research and development needs, increasing the commercial application of federally supported research results, and fostering and encouraging participation by socially and economically disadvantaged and women-owned small businesses. NSF has formulated broad solicitation topics for SBIR that conform to the high-technology investment sector's interests. The four broad topics are: Biological and Chemical Technologies (BC); Education Applications (EA); Electronics, Information and Communication Technologies (EI); and Nanotechnology, Advanced Materials, and Manufacturing (NM). NSF 11-577 (NIHG 8/19/11)

Deadline: 12/2/2011


35-13 Doctoral Dissertation Improvement Grants in the Directorate for Biological Sciences (Bio)

The National Science Foundation awards Doctoral Dissertation Improvement Grants in selected areas of the biological sciences. These grants provide partial support of doctoral dissertation research to improve the overall quality of research. Allowed are costs for doctoral candidates to participate in scientific meetings, to conduct research in specialized facilities or field settings, and to expand an existing body of dissertation research. (GG 8/10/11)