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October 14, 2011 (Vol. 20, No. 39)

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:

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39-1 Secure and Trustworthy Cyberspace (SaTC) (NSF)

Cybersecurity is an important challenge in today's world. Corporations, agencies, national infrastructure and individuals have been victims of cyber-attacks. Addressing this problem requires multi-disciplinary expertise in human, statistical, mathematical, computational, and computer sciences and ultimately the transition of new concepts and technologies to practice. The SaTC program seeks proposals that address cybersecurity from one or more of three perspectives: Trustworthy Computing Systems, Social, Behavioral and Economics, and Transition to Practice, as well as proposals that combine multiple perspectives. NSF 12-503

Deadline: Small Projects 1/11/2012, Medium Projects 1/25/2012, Frontier Projects 2/22/2012

39-2 Department of Defense Forensic Research and Development Program (Army)

DoD announces the Department of Defense Forensic Research and Development Program which consists of those DoD resources, assets, and processes that provide forensic science analysis linking persons, places, things, and events. These linkages are made in both traditional law enforcement and medical purviews, as well as in the expeditionary environment. Additionally, DoD Directive 5205.15E designates the Secretary of the Army as the DoD Executive Agent (EA) for Forensics for those forensic disciplines relating to DNA (deoxyribonucleic acid), serology, firearms and tool marks, latent prints, questioned documents, drug chemistry, and trace materials, as well as forensics relating to medical disciplines such as forensic pathology, forensic anthropology, forensic toxicology, and DNA analysis to identify human remains. Proposals that will assist the Army in achieving these goals are solicited, particularly proposals involving the development of equipment that is portable, sustainable, and useful in an expeditionary environment. W911NF-12-R-0001 (GG 10/3/11)

Deadline: 12/19/2011

39-3 Dear Colleague Letter: Introducing Science Across Virtual Institutes (SAVI) (NSF)

SAVI is an innovative concept to foster interactions among scientists and educators around the globe based on the principle that excellence in STEM research and education exists in many parts of the world, and that scientific advances can be accelerated by scientists, engineers, and educators working together wherever they are. SAVI focuses on interactions between cohesive teams of researchers across national borders and takes advantage of existing U.S. and foreign investments in frontier research by leveraging complementary intellectual strengths and sharing unique research infrastructures. Virtual institutes will serve as research hubs in which new ideas originate, multidisciplinary research is fostered, diversity is valued, and long-term professional networks are developed between U.S. researchers and students and their international counterparts. SAVI is not a stand-alone program. SAVI proposals can be submitted as a supplemental funding request to an existing award, or as a full proposal to an existing active NSF program that best fit the proposed subject matter. Such full proposal should be submitted in accordance with the program's regular target or deadline dates. All NSF research Directorates and Offices, except for the Office of International Science and Engineering (OISE), will accept SAVI proposals.

Deadline: Varies

39-4 Graph-theoretic Research in Algorithms and the PHenomenology of Social Networks (GRAPHS) (DARPA)

DARPA is seeking proposals that will address mathematical research on large networks and graphs with an emphasis on results that are applicable to social networks and other networks of interest to the DoD. The focus of the program will be three broad areas, namely: i) The theoretical underpinnings of the basic mathematics and dynamics of large networks and a framework for threat signature detection and identification; ii) Polynomial and sub-polynomial algorithm creation and development for exact and approximate solutions for DoD problems of interest; iii) Graph and network techniques for other DoD networks of interest. DARPA-BAA-12-01 (GG 10/5/11)

Deadline: 12/15/2011


39-5 Pork Research - 2012 (NPB)

The National Pork Board is soliciting research proposals dealing with A) Environment; B) Swine Health and Foreign Animal Disease Research; C) Animal Welfare; D) Pork Safety - Pre-Harvest; F) Pork Quality and H) Public Health and Zoonotic Disease.

Deadline: Letters of Intent 11/15/2011


39-6 NEA Literature Translation Fellowships, FY 2012 (NEA)

Through fellowships to published translators, the Arts Endowment supports projects for the translation of specific works of prose, poetry, or drama from other languages into English. They encourage translations of writers and of work which are not well represented in English translation. The work to be translated should be of interest for its literary excellence and value. Priority will be given to projects that involve work that has not previously been translated into English. Competition for fellowships is rigorous. 2012NEA03LFTP (GG 8/25/11)

Deadline: 1/5/2012


39-7 Education Research Grant Program (AIR)

With support from the National Science Foundation (NSF), the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), and the National Postsecondary Education Cooperative (NPEC), AIR operates this research grant program that supports research on a wide range of issues of critical importance to U.S. higher education. The grant is intended to support independent research by faculty and practitioners.The program has two separate purposes: 1) NSF and NCES support grants aim to increase the number of researchers using national datasets and demonstrate the contribution that these datasets make to the national base of knowledge on higher education policy, theory, and practice. 2) The NPEC funding supports grants that increase the understanding and knowledge of a specific issue area identified by NPEC. This year, the focus will be "Exploring Postsecondary Non-Degree Programs".

Deadline: 1/6/2012


39-8 Proposal Guidelines for Brownfields Assessment Grants (EPA)

EPA's Brownfields Program provides funds to empower states, communities, tribes, and nonprofits to prevent, inventory, assess, clean up, and reuse brownfield sites. EPA provides brownfields funding for three types of grants: 1) Brownfields Assessment Grants provides funds to inventory, characterize, assess, and conduct planning (including cleanup planning) and community involvement related to brownfield sites. 2) Brownfields Revolving Loan Fund Grants; 3) Brownfields Cleanup Grants. Under these guidelines, EPA is seeking proposals for Assessment Grants only. EPA-OSWER-OBLR-11-05 (GG 9/28/11)

Deadline: 11/28/2011

39-9 Scientific Discovery through Advanced Computing: Scientific Computation Application Partnerships in Earth System Science (DOE)

The Office of Advanced Scientific Computing Research (ASCR), U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), announces its interest in receiving collaborative applications to the Scientific Discovery through Advanced Computing (SciDAC) program for SciDAC Scientific Computation Application Partnerships in support of BER's Earth System Modeling research. Projects are particularly encouraged in the following: Development of physics and dynamics for atmosphere, ocean or ice sheets to run efficiently and accurately using high resolution or unstructured grids; and Development of efficient and accurate schemes for simulating atmospheric or oceanic chemical or biogeochemical tracers. This FOA is soliciting university-only, collaborative-only applications, not lead applications. DE-FOA-0000588 (GG 10/7/11)

Deadline: 12/5/2011

39-10 Scientific Discovery Through Advanced Computing: Nuclear Physics (SciDAC) (DOE)

The primary goal of these projects will be to enable and support research on current high-profile computationally intensive topics in theoretical nuclear physics of direct relevance to the experimental research programs at existing or approved NP facilities. DE-FOA-0000581 (GG 10/7/11)

Deadline: 1/5/2012


39-11 Long Term Research in Environmental Biology (LTREB) (NSF)

Through the LTREB program, the Division of Environmental Biology (DEB) and the Division of Integrative Organismal Systems (IOS) encourage the submission of proposals that generate extended time series of biological and environmental data to address ecological and evolutionary processes and resolve important issues in organismal and environmental biology. Researchers must have collected at least six years of previous data to qualify for funding, and these data must motivate the proposed research. The proposal also must present a cohesive conceptual rationale or framework for ten years of research. Questions or hypotheses outlined in this conceptual framework must guide an initial 5-year proposal as well as a subsequent, abbreviated renewal. Together, these will constitute a decadal research plan appropriate to begin to address critical and novel long-term questions in organismal and environmental biology. The limit for proposals per PI is 2. NSF 12-501

Deadline: Preliminary Proposals 1/10/2012; Proposals 8/1/2012

39-12 The Sunflower Trails (SF)

The goal of this funding initiative from the Sunflower Foundation is to improve the health of students, families and communities by offering support to build new or expanded public trails to increase the opportunity for physical activity. The primary focus of this request for proposals is on recreational walking trails, though multi-use trails will also be considered. This RFP also is designed to encourage construction of trails of a length that will increase the enjoyment and health benefit from their use.

Deadline: 1/5/2012

39-13 Expanding the Encyclopedia of DNA Elements (ENCODE) in the Human and Model Organisms (U54) (NHGRI)

The Encyclopedia of DNA Elements (ENCODE) and modENCODE Projects have, since their inception, cataloged a significant fraction of the functional elements in the human and well-studied model organism genomes, respectively, and these catalogs are increasingly being used by the research community to expand on basic biological knowledge and to interpret the results of disease-mapping studies. The purpose of this FOA is to solicit applications for research projects to apply high-throughput, cost-efficient approaches to greatly extend these resources toward as complete catalogs as is feasible employing state-of-the-art technologies. The funded projects will participate in a single Research Network that will be a consolidation of the existing ENCODE and modENCODE Research Consortia. RFA-HG-11-024 (NIHG 10/7/11)

Deadline: Letters of Intent 11/6/2011; Applications 12/6/2011


39-14 Study of Prayer (SSRC)

The Social Science Research Council has announced the launch of a major new project and grants program entitled "New Directions in the Study of Prayer." The project aims to generate innovative research on practices of prayer and to foster the development of an interdisciplinary network of scholars engaged in the study of prayer. The project invites proposals from scholars in all disciplines for studies that will enhance knowledge of the social, cultural, psychological, and cognitive dimensions of prayer, and of its origins, variations, and correlations in human life. (PND 10/7/11)