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November 4, 2011 (Vol. 20, No. 42)

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 42-1, 42-12) 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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42-1 Major Research Instrumentation Program (MRI) (NSF)

The Major Research Instrumentation Program (MRI) serves to increase access to shared scientific and engineering instruments for research and research training in our Nation's institutions of higher education, museums, science centers, and non-for-profit organizations. The MRI program assists with the acquisition or development of shared research instrumentation that is, in general, too costly and/or not appropriate for support through other NSF programs. Instruments are expected to be operational for regular research use by the end of the award period. For the purposes of the MRI program, proposals must be for either acquisition or development of a single instrument or equipment that, when combined, serves as an integrated research instrument (physical or virtual). Cost-sharing at the level of 30% of the total project cost is required for Ph.D.-granting institutions. Each organization is limited to three proposals, only two of which may be for instrument acquisition. (NSF 11-503)

Deadline: Internal 11/28/2011; Proposals 1/26/2012

42-2 Collaborations with National Centers for Biomedical Computing (R01) (NIH)

This funding opportunity announcement (FOA) is for projects from individual investigators or small groups to collaborate with the NIH Common Fund for Medical Research National Centers for Biomedical Computing (NCBCs). For a description of the NCBCs see http://www.ncbcs.org/. The intention of the collaborating projects is to engage researchers across the nation in building an excellent biomedical computing environment, using the computational tools and biological and behavioral application drivers of the funded NCBCs as foundation stones. PAR-12-001 (NIHG 10/7/11)

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

42-3 Social Neuroscience and Neuroeconomics of Aging (RO1) (NIH)

The National Institute on Aging (NIA) issues this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) with special review to stimulate interdisciplinary aging-relevant research in the social, affective and economic neurosciences. The NIA invites applications examining social, emotional and economic behaviors of relevance to aging, using approaches that examine mechanisms and processes at both a) the social, behavioral or psychological (emotional, cognitive, motivational) level, and b) the neurobiological or genetic level. Applications should demonstrate either relevance for aging or for age differences or age-related changes in these processes. Aging-relevant applications can address issues of importance to the well-being and health of either mid-life or older adults, and can include data spanning the entire life course. PAR-11-337 (NIHG 9/16/11)

Deadline: 2/5/2012, 2/5/2013


42-4 Speciality Crop Research Initiative (SCRI) (USDA)

The Specialty Crop Research Initiative (SCRI) was established to solve critical industry issues through research and extension activities. SCRI will give priority to projects that are multistate, multi-institutional, or trans-disciplinary; and include explicit mechanisms to communicate results to producers and the public. Projects must address at least one of five focus areas: research in plant breeding, genetics, and genomics to improve crop characteristics; efforts to identify and address threats from pests and diseases, including threats to speciality crop pollinators; efforts to improve production efficiency, productivity, and profitability over the long term; new innovations and technology, including improved mechanization and technologies that delay or inhibit ripening; and methods to prevent, detect, monitor, control, and respond to potential food safety hazards in the production and processing of speciality crops. USDA-NIFA-SCRI_003562 (GG10/27/11)

Deadline: Letters of Intent 11/25/2011; Applications 1/31/2012


42-5 Houghton Library: Visiting Fellowships (Harvard)

Houghton Library is the principal rare book and manuscript library of Harvard College. The Library's holdings are particularly strong in the following areas: European, English, American, and South American literature, including the country's pre-eminent collection of American literary manuscripts; philosophy; religion; history of science; music; printing and graphic arts; dance; and theatre. Fellows will also have access to collections in Widener Library as well as to other libraries at the University. Preference is given to scholars whose research is closely based on materials in Houghton collections, especially when those materials are unique. (TGA 10/11)

Deadline: 1/13/2011

42-6 Artslink Projects (CECArtslink)

ArtsLink Projects provides support of U.S. artists, curators, presenters and arts organizations undertaking projects in any of 32 eligible countries (see website). Applicants must be working with an artist or organization in that region and projects should be designed to benefit participants and audiences in both the U.S. and the host country. ArtsLink has a cycle of alternate year deadlines according to discipline. In 2012, applications will be accepted from individual artists, presenters and non-profit arts organizations working in dance, music, literature and theater. In 2013, applications will be accepted from individual artists, curators and non-profit art organizations working in visual and media arts. (TGA 10/11)

Deadline: 1/13/2012

42-7 National Digital Newspaper Program (NEH)

NEH is soliciting proposals from institutions to participate in the National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP). NDNP is creating a national, digital resource of historically significant newspapers published between 1836 and 1922, from all the states and U.S. territories. This searchable database will be permanently maintained at the Library of Congress (LC) and be freely accessible via the Internet. NEH intends to support projects in all states and U.S. territories, provided that sufficient funds allocated for this purpose are available. One organization within each U.S. state or territory will receive an award to collaborate with relevant state partners in this effort. Previously funded projects will be eligible to receive supplements for continued work, but the program will give priority to new projects. 20120117-PJ (GG 10/3/11)

Deadline: 1/17/2012


42-8 Nuclear Energy University Programs - Reactor Upgrades (DOE)

This FOA is seeking applications from U.S. universities and colleges with operating research reactors. The purpose of the program is to upgrade and improve the U.S. university nuclear research and training reactors and to contribute to strengthening the academic community's nuclear engineering infrastructure. Applications can be submitted for all equipment and instrumentation and associated facility upgrade requests that support nuclear energy-related R&D or education at university research reactors. DE-FOA-0000614 (GG 10/27/11)

Deadline: 2/8/2012

42-9 Nuclear Energy University Programs - General Scientific Infrastructure Support (DOE)

This FOA is seeking applications from U.S. universities and colleges for equipment and instrumentation infrastructure to support nuclear energy-related engineering and science teaching and research laboratories. Under this FOA applications can be submitted for all equipment and instrumentation and associated facility upgrades requests that support nuclear energy-related R&D or education. An application may include the purchase, set-up, and vendor installation costs for equipment and instrumentation, as well as building modifications that immediately support the installation and operation of the equipment. DE-FOA-0000613 (GG10/27/11)

Deadline: 2/8/2012


42-10 National Cancer Institute Program Project (P01) Applications (NIH)

The National Cancer Institute (NCI) invites applications for investigator-initiated program project (P01) grants. Proposed program projects may address any of the broad areas of cancer research, including (but not limited to) cancer biology, cancer treatment, cancer diagnosis, cancer prevention, and cancer control. Basic, translational, clinical, and/or population-based studies in all of these research areas are appropriate. Each Program Project application must consist of at least three component projects. The component projects must share a common central theme, focus, and/or overall objective. PAR-12-005


42-11 Visiting Scholar Program for Iraq (CIES)

The 2012 Fulbright Visiting Scholar Program for Iraq selects 35 Iraq scholars to participate in a 10 week faculty development program at a U.S. campus. Academic institutions may host one of five academic cohorts: agriculture, environmental science, engineering, TEFL/linguistics, science and technology. Each cohort is comprised of 7 scholars. Host institutions will receive $7,500 per scholar for administration of the program and may receive reimbursement for housing, lab fees, etc. A webinar providing guidance on how to prepare a successful proposal will be offered at 2:00 pm Tuesday, November 15.

Deadline: 12/16/2011

42-12 Professor Rahamimoff Travel Grants for Young Scientists (BSF)

This program from the U.S. - Israel Binational Science Foundation is focused on Ph.D. students and Post-Doc fellows doing research that requires facilities or expertise not available in their home countries. The trips will be only to a higher education or a research facility in Israel for Americans or the USA for Israelis. The following areas of research will be eligible for submission this round: Biomedical Engineering, Health Sciences (Medicine), Life Science, Psychology. Each organization may submit only 5 applications.

Deadline: Internal 11/14/2011, Applications 12/8/2011


42-13 Metadata for Long-standing Large-Scale Social Science Surveys (META-SSS) (SBE)

The American National Election Studies (ANES), General Social Survey (GSS) and Panel Study of Income Dynamics (PSID) are long-term survey projects that form key research infrastructure for the social and behavioral sciences. The ANES is a 60-year time series of survey data collections that began in 1948. The ANES conducts national surveys of the American electorate during election years as well as conducts research and development work through pilot studies. The GSS has provided data on contemporary American society since 1972, serving as a barometer of social change and trends in attitudes, behaviors, and attributes of the United States adult population. Lastly, the PSID is a longitudinal survey of a nationally representative sample of US families that began in 1968. The PSID is the world's longest running nationally representative panel survey. With over forty years of data on the same families and their descendents, the PSID is considered a cornerstone of the data infrastructure for empirically-based social science research in the US and the world. Over the course of the extensive survey cycles the three survey projects have accumulated important metadata, or data about data including technical reports, survey instruments and other information that describe the survey process. These metadata exist in many different formats (text and non-text-based) and have been stored in different ways. This solicitation seeks proposals that will develop tools to bridge data collection and dissemination by first, collecting and coding metadata associated with future waves of the ANES, GSS, and PSID surveys as collection and processing techniques evolve; and second, migrating (or retrofitting) metadata associated with earlier (i.e., legacy) waves of these surveys into formats and schema that are compatible with current and future collection efforts. NSF 11-583