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October 7, 2011 (Vol. 20, No. 38)

Program Information

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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:


38-1 Design for Accessibility (NEA)

The purpose of this Program Solicitation is to select an organization (Cooperator) to develop a comprehensive online resource of up-to-date cultural accessibility technical assistance. The Arts Endowment is partnering with the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Institute of Museum and Library Services on this project. This project may begin no earlier than June 1, 2012, and may extend for up to 18 months. NEAPS1201 (GG 10/4/11)

Deadline: 12/1/2011

38-2 9th Annual P3 Awards: A National Student Design Competition for Sustainability Focusing on People, Prosperity, and the Planet (EPA)

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, as part of the P3-People, Prosperity and the Planet Award Program, is seeking applications proposing to research, develop, and design solutions to real world challenges involving the overall sustainability of human society. The P3 competition highlights the use of scientific principles in creating innovative projects focused on sustainability. The P3 Awards program was developed to foster progress toward sustainability by achieving the mutual goals of economic prosperity, protection of the planet, and improved quality of life for its people--people, prosperity, and the planet--the three pillars of sustainability.

Deadline: 12/22/2011

38-3 Short Courses on Mathematical, Statistical, and Computational Tools for Studying Biological Systems (R01) (NIH)

This FOA issued by the National Institute of General Medical Sciences encourages applications for Research Education Grants (R25) from institutions and organizations to conduct workshops and short courses to improve integration of mathematical, statistical, and computational approaches into biological and/or behavioral research. Support will be limited to activities that reach a wide audience of researchers. The FOA is NOT intended for university courses or curriculum development. PA-11-351 (NIHG 9/30/11)

Deadline: 1/25/2012, 5/25/2012, 9/25/2012

38-4 Joint Fire Science Program 2012 (JFSP)

There are 5 different announcements for this JFSP 2012 program. For the primary announcement, task statements include: 1) Re-Measurement of Prior Studies--Effects of Prescribed Fire on Vegetation, Fuels, and Soil; 2) Non-Forest and Understory Fuels Growth, Response and Succession; 3) Fuel Treatment Effectiveness; 4) Cultural Resources and Fire; 5) Compatibility of Fuels and Fire Management with Conservation of Threatened and Endangered Fish and Wildlife Species; 7) Assessment of Fire Emissions Inventory Tools; and 8) Assessment of Prescribed Fire Contributions to PM2.5 and PM10 Standards. Other Project Announcements are: Fire Social Sciences; Graduate Research Innovation (GRIN) Award; Data Archival; and Conference Support. FA-RFA012-0001

Deadline: 11/18/2011

38-5 Research Opportunities in Space Biology (NASA)

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has released a NASA Research Announcement entitled "Research Opportunities in Space Biology." This NASA Research Announcement (NRA) solicits hypothesis-driven research proposals for both ground-based experiments and flight experiments in Space Biology. All proposals must describe hypothesis-driven experiments that will answer basic questions about how cells, plants and animals respond to changes in gravity. Proposals for ground-based experiments must demonstrate and describe a clear path to hypothesis testing in space flight experiments on the ISS or other appropriate space flight platforms. This NRA also requests proposals for rapid turn-around flight research using plants or Petri dish-based biological systems that will utilize either the Advanced Biological Research System (ABRS) hardware residing on the International Space Station (ISS) or the Biological Research in Canisters- Petri Dish Fixation Unit (BRIC-PDFU) hardware on any of several potential flight platforms (Based on science requirements and availability.) NNH11ZTT002N

Deadline: Notices of Intent 10/31/2011; Proposals 1/6/2012

38-6 Cyberlearning: Transforming Education Cyberlearning (NSF)

Through the Cyberlearning: Transforming Education program, NSF seeks to integrate advances in technology with advances in what is known about how people learn to: better understand how people learn with technology and how technology can be used productively to help people learn, through individual use and/or through collaborations mediated by technology; better use technology for collecting, analyzing, sharing, and managing data to shed light on learning, promoting learning, and designing learning environments; and design new technologies for these purposes, and advance understanding of how to use those technologies and integrate them into learning environments so that their potential is fulfilled.Cyberlearning awards will be made in three research categories, each focusing on a different stage of research and development: Exploratory (EXP), Design and Implementation (DIP), and Integration and Deployment (INDP). The Cyberlearning program will also support small Capacity-Building Projects (CAP) and a Cyberlearning Resource Center (CRC). NSF 11-587 (GG 9/16/11)

Deadline: Letters of Intent Implementation 5/14/2012; Proposals Exploration 12/15/2011, Design 1/18/2012, Center 2/15/2012

38-7 Informal Science Education (ISE) (EHR)

The ISE program supports innovation in anywhere, anytime, lifelong learning, through investments in research, development, infrastructure, and capacity-building for STEM learning outside formal school settings. Like all NSF programs, ISE invests in Conferences, Symposia, and Workshops; EAGER and RAPID grants; and Grant Supplements (see section D below and the GPG). The ISE program also invests in five types of projects that are specific to the program: Research; Connecting Researchers and Public Audiences; Pathways; Full-Scale Development; and Broad Implementation. NSF 11-546 (GG 8/26/11)

Deadline: 1/11/2012


38-8 Agriculture and Food Research Initiative: Food Security (USDA)

The Food Security Challenge Area RFA focuses on the societal challenge to keep American agriculture competitive while ending world hunger. In the Food Security Challenge Area RFA, specific program areas are designed to achieve the long-term outcome of increasing food availability and decreasing the number of food insecure individuals. Project types supported by AFRI within this RFA include single-function Extension Projects, multi-function Integrated Research, Education, and/or Extension Projects and Food and Agricultural Science Enhancement (FASE) Grants. In FY 2012, all Program Areas within the Food Security Challenge Area require a Letter of Intent for submission of an application. USDA-NIFA-AFRI-003542 (GG 9/29/11)

Deadline: Letters of Intent Earliest 11/2/2011; Applications Earliest 2/2/2012


38-9 Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian Program (IMLS)

The Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian Program supports projects to recruit and educate the next generation of librarians, faculty, and library leaders; to conduct research on the library profession; and to support early career research. It also assists in the professional development of librarians and library staff. All members of the library community are invited to play an active role in ensuring that the profession is prepared to meet the challenges of the 21st century. L21-FY12 (GG 9/23/11)

Deadline: 12/15/2011


38-10 Office of Science Financial Assistance Program (DOE)

The Office of Science of the Department of Energy announces its continuing interest in receiving grant applications for support of work in the following program areas: Advanced Scientific Computing Research, Basic Energy Sciences, Biological and Environmental Research, Fusion Energy Sciences, High Energy Physics, Nuclear Physics, and Workforce Development for Teachers and Scientists. DE-FOA-0000600 (GG 9/30/11)

Deadline: 9/30/2012

38-11 FY12 Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) for Navy and Marine Corps Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics (STEM) Programs (ONR)

The purpose of this announcement is to receive proposals in support of the Naval Strategic Plan and the Office of Naval Research's scientific outreach and education mission to develop its next generation of scientists and engineers. The objective of these activities will be to: 1) Establish successful, sustainable, and affordable long-term, national Navy-sponsored programs targeted at elementary and secondary schools as well as institutions of higher learning. 2) Increase the awareness of and exposure to Naval relevant STEM content, research experience and career options through education and outreach programs. 3) Establish and maintain a pipeline of students, particularly women and under-represented minorities, who will apply for and participate in Naval education and outreach programs. 4) Increase the number of domestic students completing STEM degrees through enhancing student interest and attitudes toward science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. 5) Strengthen peer, family, and school support for STEM programs. 6) Ensure long-term inclusiveness of women and minorities in Naval science and technology programs. 7) Increase the number of students taking college-prep science and mathematics courses. 8) Strengthen the resources and training offered to STEM teachers. ONFROA12-002 (GG 9/27/11)

Deadline: 9/30/2012


38-12 Dynamics of Host-Associated Microbial Communities (R01) (NIGMS)

This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) issued by the National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS), National Institutes of Health (NIH), solicits applications that propose genetic, physiological, and ecological studies designed to reveal the basic principles and mechanisms that govern the symbiotic systems dynamics of host-associated microbial communities. RFA-GM-13-001 (NIHG 9/29/11)

Deadline: Letters of Intent 12/13/2011; Applications 1/13/2012


38-13 DoD Psychological Health/Traumatic Brain Injury Basic/Applied Psychological Health Award (Army)

This Program Announcement/Funding Opportunity is focused on the research of psychological health and well-being of military personnel and their families. Investigators must demonstrate logical reasoning and a sound scientific rationale established through a critical review and analysis of the literature for the proposal to be competitive. Research projects should include a well-formulated, testable hypothesis based on a strong scientific rationale. This mechanism solicits basic and applied research (including early phase clinical trials). Preliminary data is required for applied research applications. Applications must address one or more of the following task areas: Suicide prevention; Prevention, Diagnosis, and Treatment of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorders; Diagnosis and Treatment of Deployment-Related Psychological Health Problems and Health Risk Behaviors; Warfighter Psychological Resilience; and Military Family and Community Health and Resilience. W81XWH-11-PHTBI-BAPHA (GG 9/15/11)

Deadline: 12/30/2011

38-14 Posco Visiting Fellowships (EWC)

The POSCO Visiting Fellowship Program is intended to promote research activities on Korean topics at the East-West Center. The Program invites outstanding scholars and policy makers to engage in policy-relevant, contemporary research on political, security, and economic issues in Northeast Asia, as they relate to Korea. POSCO visiting fellows are in residence at the East-West Center for one to two months and undertake research and writing on an agreed topic. (TGA 9/11)