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October 21, 2011 (Vol. 20, No. 40)

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 40-1, 40-6) 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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40-1 Superfund Hazardous Substance Research and Training Program (P42) (NIEHS)

The National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) is announcing the continuation of the Superfund Hazardous Substance Research and Training Program, referred to as Superfund Research Program (SRP) Centers. SRP Center grants will support problem-based, solution-oriented research Centers that consist of multiple, integrated projects representing both the biomedical and non-biomedical disciplines; as well as cores tasked with administrative, community engagement, research translation, research support, and training functions. The scope includes:1) advanced techniques for the detection, assessment, and evaluation of the effect on human health of hazardous substances; 2) methods to assess the risks to human health presented by hazardous substances; 3) methods and technologies to detect hazardous substances in the environment; and 4) basic biological, chemical, and physical methods to reduce the amount and toxicity of hazardous substances. Only one application per institution will be accepted. RFA-ES-12-003 (NIHG 10/14/11)

Deadline: Internal 12/11/2011; Letters of Intent 3/11/2012; Applications 10/4/2012

40-2 NIH Director's Transformative Research Awards (R01) (NIH)

The NIH Director's Transformative Research Awards complements NIH's traditional, investigator-initiated grant programs by supporting individual scientists or groups of scientists proposing groundbreaking, exceptionally innovative, original and/or unconventional research with the potential to create new scientific paradigms. Little or no preliminary data are expected. Projects must clearly demonstrate potential to produce a major impact in a broad area of biomedical or behavioral research. RFA-RM-11-006 (NIHG 9/23/11)

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


40-3 Secondary Education, Two-Year Postsecondary Education, and Agriculture in the K-12 Classroom Challenge Grants Program (USDA)

The Secondary Education, Two-Year Postsecondary Education, and Agriculture in the K-12 Classroom Challenge Grants (SPECA) program seeks to: a) promote and strengthen secondary education and two-year postsecondary education in agriscience and agribusiness in order to help ensure the existence in the United States of a qualified workforce to serve the food and agricultural sciences system; and b) promote complementary and synergistic linkages among secondary, two-year postsecondary, and higher education programs in the food and agricultural sciences in order to advance excellence in education and encourage more young Americans to pursue and complete a baccalaureate or higher degree in the food and agricultural sciences. USDA-NIFA-SAECP-003543 (GG 10/14/11)

Deadline: 1/20/2012


40-4 Short-Term and Long-Term Research Fellowships (Brown)

The John Carter Brown Library will award forty Research Fellowships for the year July 1, 2012-July 30, 2013. Sponsorship of research at the John Carter Brown Library is reserved exclusively for scholars whose work is centered on the colonial history of the Americas, North and South, including all aspects of the European, African, and Native American involvement. Regular John Carter Brown Library Fellowships are available for periods of two to four months and are open to Americans and foreign nationals who are engaged in pre- or post- doctoral, or independent, research. The Library will also receive applications for Long-Term Fellowships, several of which are funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities, and by the Reed Foundation which has endowed the InterAmericas Fellowship supporting research on the history of the British West Indies and the Caribbean Basin. The R. David Parsons Fellowship supports the study of the history of exploration and discovery. (TGA 10/11)

Deadline: 12/15/2011


40-5 Algorithms for Threat Detection (ATD) (NSF)

The Division of Mathematical Sciences (DMS) at the National Science Foundation (NSF) has formed a partnership with the Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA) and the National Geospatial Intelligence Agency (NGA) to develop the next generation of mathematical and statistical algorithms for the detection of chemical agents, biological threats, and threats inferred from geospatial information. This program solicits proposals from the mathematical sciences community in two main thrust areas: mathematical and statistical techniques for genomics, and mathematical and statistical techniques for the analysis of data from sensor systems. NSF 12-502

Deadline: 1/10/2012, 1/10/2013

40-6 Network for Computational Nanotechnology (NCN) A Competition to Reconfigure the NCN (NSF)

NSF established the Network for Computational Nanotechnology (NCN) in 2002 at Purdue University as part of the National Nanotechnology Initiative (NNI). The NCN was established as a service facility to offer researchers the tools to explore nanoscale phenomena through theory, modeling, and simulation while also developing enhancements to science and engineering education. Through this solicitation, NSF provides an opportunity for the broader community to compete to reconfigure the NCN. The configuration of the new Network for Computational Nanotechnology will be restructured as a stand alone Cyber Platform awardee, which will provide computation, simulation and educational services to the nanoscience and engineering communities, including the current nanoHUB tools and educational materials. This platform will be funded by one award to a single university. Linked to that platform will be three new Nodes that will develop new tools and content that will be delivered to Cyber Platform for worldwide dissemination. NSF will fund the Cyber Platform and these new Nodes through four separate awards, which will be joined through their respective cooperative agreements to constitute the new reconfigured NCN. The new content development Node areas will be: NanoBIO - Create integrated computational tools to simulate biological phenomena across length scales, for the design of devices and systems; NanoMFG - Computation and simulation software to address the challenges of scaling up nanoscale in manufacturing; and Nano-Engineered Electronic Device Simulation Node (NEEDS) - Computation and simulation tools to facilitate the development of nanoelectronic-based circuits, devices, and systems. An organization may submit only one cyber platform proposal and up to three Node proposals. An investigator may serve as PI or co-PI on only one proposal, either the Cyber Platform or one of the Node proposals. NSF 12-504

Deadline: Internal 11/4/2011; Letters of Intent 12/16/2011; Proposals 1/17/2012

40-7 Scientific Discovery through Advanced Computing: Computational High Energy Physics (DOE)

Scientific Discovery through Advanced Computing: Computational High Energy Physics--The specific areas of interest under this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) are Cosmic Frontier Scientific Simulations (CFSS), Lattice Gauge Theory Research (LGTR), and Accelerator Science Modeling and Simulation (ASMS). DE-FOA-0000580 (GG 10/7/11)

Deadline: 1/9/2012

40-8 Computational and Data-Enabled Science and Engineering in Mathematical and Statistical Sciences (NSF)

Growing out of scientific computation and the explosion in production of digital and observational data, Computational and Data-Enabled Science and Engineering is clearly emerging as a distinct intellectual and technological discipline lying at the interface of mathematics, statistics, computational science, core sciences and engineering disciplines. CDS&E, broadly interpreted, now affects virtually every area of science and technology, revolutionizing the way science and engineering are done. In partnership with the Office of Cyberinfrastructure, the CDS&E program in DMS supports fundamental research at the core of this emerging discipline. The emphasis will be on mathematical, statistical, computational, and algorithmic developments, as well as their applications in advancing modern cyberinfrastructure and scientific discovery. PD-11-8069 (GG 9/14/11)

Deadline: 1/23/2012, 12/10/2012

40-9 Geoinformatics (GI) (NSF)

The Division of Earth Sciences (EAR) will consider proposals for the development of cyberinfrastructure for the geosciences (Geoinformatics). EAR seeks the development and implementation of enabling information technology with impacts that extend beyond an individual investigator or small group of investigators and that facilitates the next generation of geosciences research. Proposals to this solicitation may seek support for community-driven development and implementation of databases; tools for data integration, interoperability, and visualization; software development and code hardening; and data-intensive/new computing methodologies that support the enhancement of geosciences research and education activities. Collaboration with computational scientists and the development of public/private partnerships are strongly encouraged. NSF 11-581 (GG 8/26/11)

Deadline: 1/13/2012, 7/1/2013

40-10 Broadening Participation Research Initiation Grants in Engineering 2012 (BRIGE) (NSF)

To address the need to enhance diversity in its programs, the Directorate for Engineering (ENG) at the National Science Foundation is offering research initiation grants under the Broadening Participation Research Initiation Grants in Engineering program, BRIGE. ENG offers this BRIGE funding opportunity to all beginning engineers with the intent of increasing the diversity of researchers in the engineering disciplines. The goal of the BRIGE solicitation is to increase the number of proposals to the Directorate for Engineering from individuals who can serve as role models and mentors for an increasingly diverse engineering student population who will become the workforce of the future. BRIGE aims to support innovative research and diversity plans that contribute to recruiting and retaining a broad representation of engineering researchers especially those from groups that are underrepresented in the engineering population. The limit on the number of proposals per PI is one. NSF-11-576

Deadline: 1/20/2012


40-11 Policy Fellowships (SRCD)

Society for Research in Child Development is seeking applications for Policy Fellowships for the 2012-2013 term. There are currently two types of Fellowships: Congressional and Executive Branch. Both Fellowships provide opportunities for researchers to come to Washington, DC and use developmental science outside of the academic setting to inform public policy. These Fellowships are open to doctoral scientists from any discipline relevant to child development, and both early and mid-career professionals are encouraged to apply. The goals of the Fellowships are: 1) to contribute to the effective use of scientific knowledge about child development in the formation of public policy; 2) to educate the scientific community about the development of public policy; and 3) to establish a more effective liasison between developmental scientists and the Federal policy-making mechanisms. (TGA 10/11)

Deadline: 12/15/2011

40-12 Children Youth and Families At-Risk Sustainable Community Project (CYFAR) (USDA)

The National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA), USDA announces the Children, Youth, and Families at Risk (CYFAR) funding program to improve the quality and quantity of comprehensive community-based programs for at-risk children, youth, and families supported by the Cooperative Extension System. The CYFAR program mission is to marshal resources of the Land-Grant and Cooperative Extension Systems to develop and deliver educational programs that equip limited resource families and youth who are at-risk for not meeting basic human needs with the skills they need to lead positive, productive, contributing lives. USDA-NIFA-SLBCD-003544 (GG 10/14/11)