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November 18, 2011 (Vol. 20, No. 44)

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 44-1) 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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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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44-1 NIH Director's Early Independence Awards (DP5) (NIH)

The NIH Director's Early Independence Award Program supports exceptional investigators who wish to pursue independent research directly after completion of their terminal doctoral/research degree or clinical residency, thereby foregoing the traditional post-doctoral training period. Exceptional graduate students or clinicians nearing the completion of their PhD (or equivalent) or for clinicians (MD or equivalent) the end of their medical residency may contact appropriate Institutional scientific leaders to seek an appointment as an independent research scientist. Alternatively, Institutions may actively recruit eligible junior scientists to apply for support through this program. In either event, the Institution will be expected to provide substantial support for the junior scientist. An applicant organization may submit up to two applications in response to this FOA. RFA-RM-11-007 (NIHG 11/11/11)

Deadline: Internal 12/1/2011; Letters of Intent 12/30/2011; Applications 1/30/2012

44-2 Dear Colleague Letter - CREATIV: Creative Research Awards for Transformative Interdisciplinary Ventures (NSF)

CREATIV is a pilot grant mechanism under the Integrated NSF Support Promoting Interdisciplinary Research and Education (INSPIRE) initiative, to support bold interdisciplinary projects in all NSF-supported areas of science, engineering, and education research. INSPIRE is aimed to encourage cross-disciplinary science. INSPIRE will help to break down any disciplinary barriers that may exist within NSF and encourage its program managers to use new tools, collaboration modes and techniques in the merit-review process to widen the pool of prospective discoveries that may be hidden from or circumvented by traditional means. CREATIV is the first grant award mechanism under INSPIRE, and will be the only one launched in FY 2012. In brief, its distinguishing characteristics are: only internal merit review is required; proposals must be interdisciplinary and potentially transformative; requests may be up to $1,000,000 and up to five years duration. In the future, further announcements will be made regarding INSPIRE activities to be launched in FY 2013 and beyond. Proposals on any NSF- supported topic will be accepted. Before writing and submitting a CREATIV proposal, it is the principal investigators' responsibility to obtain written authorization to submit a CREATIV proposal by NSF program directors from at least two intellectually distinct divisions or programs. NSF 12-012

Deadline: 12/1/2011-6/15/2012

44-3 Smart Health and Wellbeing (SHB) (NSF)

Through the Smart Health and Wellbeing (SHB) Program, NSF seeks to address fundamental technical and scientific issues that would support much needed transformation of healthcare from reactive and hospital-centered to preventive, proactive, evidence-based, person-centered and focused on wellbeing rather than disease. The issues to be addressed include, but are not limited to, sensor technology, networking, information and machine learning technology, modeling cognitive processes, system and process modeling, and social and economic issues. Effective technology-based solutions must satisfy a multitude of constraints arising from clinical needs, social interactions, cognitive limitations, barriers to behavioral changes, heterogeneity of data, semantic mismatch and limitations of current cyberphysical systems. The high degree of complexity and broad range of the problems require multidisciplinary teams of scientists and engineers to identify and address barriers limiting quality of life, independence for chronically ill and elder individuals, and other aspects of wellbeing. Fundamental technological advances are also needed to understand the impediments that prevent people from engaging in health-promoting life styles including diet and exercise and from participating in their healthcare decisions. NSF 12-512

  • URL: http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2012/nsf12512/nsf12512.htm

Deadline: Exploratory 2/6/2012; Integrative 2/21/2012


44-4 Outreach and Assistance for Socially Disadvantaged Farmers and Ranchers (USDA)

This program will assist community-based organizations, higher education institutions and eligible tribal entities in providing outreach and technical assistance to socially disadvantaged farmers and ranchers. The overall goal of the OASDFR Program is to assist socially disadvantaged farmers and ranchers in a linguistically appropriate manner in owning and operating farms, ranches and non-industrial forest lands while increasing their participation in agricultural programs provided by USDA. OAO-00004 (GG 11/3/11)

Deadline: 12/12/2011

44-5 Biotechnology Risk Assessment Grants Program (NIFA)

The purpose of the BRAG program is to support the generation of new information that will assist Federal regulatory agencies in making science-based decisions about the effects of introducing into the environment genetically engineered organisms (GE), including plants, microorganisms (including fungi, bacteria, and viruses), arthropods, fish, birds, mammals and other animals excluding humans. Investigations of effects on both managed and natural environments are relevant. The BRAG program accomplishes its purpose by providing Federal regulatory agencies with scientific information relevant to regulatory issues. USDA-NIFA-BRAP-003604 (GG 11/11/11)

Deadline: 2/1/2012


44-6 America's Historical and Cultural Organizations (NEH)

NEH offers two categories of grants for America's Historical and Cultural Organizations: planning and implementation grants. Planning grants are available for projects that may need further development before applying for implementation. This planning can include the identification and refinement of the project's main humanities ideas and questions, consultation with scholars, preliminary audience evaluation, preliminary design of the proposed interpretive formats, beta testing of digital formats, development of complementary programming, research, or the drafting of interpretive materials. Implementation grants support the final preparation of a project for presentation to the public. 20120111-GE (GG 10/27/11)

Deadline: 1/11/2012

44-7 Humanities Program (Delmas)

The Foundation intends to further the humanities along a broad front, supporting projects which address the concerns of the historical studia humanitatis: a humanistic education rooted in the great traditions of the past; the formation of human beings according to cultural, moral, and aesthetic ideals derived from that past; and the ongoing debate over how these ideals may best be conceived and realized. Programs in the following areas are eligible: history; archaeology; literature; languages, both classical and modern; philosophy, ethics; comparative religion; the history, criticism, and theory of the arts; and those aspects of the social sciences which share the content and methods of humanistic disciplines. The Foundation welcomes projects that cross the boundaries between humanistic disciplines and explores the connection between the humanities and other areas of scholarship.

Deadline: Letters of Inquiry Open


44-8 Opportunities for Promoting Understanding through Synthesis (OPUS) (BIO)

All four clusters within the Division of Environmental Biology (Population and Community Ecology, Ecosystem Science, Evolutionary Processes and Systematic Biology and Biodiversity Inventories) encourage the submission of proposals aimed at synthesizing a body of related research projects conducted by a single individual or a group of investigators over an extended period. OPUS proposals will often be appropriately submitted in mid-to-late career, but will also be appropriate early enough in a career to produce unique, integrated insight useful both to the scientific community and to the development of the investigator's future work. In cases where multiple scientists have worked collaboratively, an OPUS award will provide support for collaboration on a synthesis. NSF 12-506

Deadline: 8/1/2012

44-9 U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command Broad Agency Announcement for Extramural Medical Research (USAMRAA)

The U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command's (USAMRMC) mission is to provide solutions to medical problems of importance to the American warfighter at home and abroad. The extramural research and development program plays a vital role in the fulfillment of the objectives established by the USAMRMC.This announcement provides a general description of USAMRMC's research programs, including research areas of interest; general information; the evaluation and selection criteria; and proposal/application preparation instructions. Projects funded under this announcement must be for basic and applied research and that part of development not related to the development of a specific system or hardware procurement. W81XWH-BAA-12-1 (GG 10/1/11)

Deadline: 9/30/2012


44-10 Multi-Country Research Fellowship (CAORC)

The Council of American Overseas Research Centers Multi-Country Fellowship Program supports advanced regional or trans-regional research in the humanities, social sciences, or allied natural sciences for U.S. doctoral candidates and scholars who have already earned their Ph.D. Preference will be given to candidates examining comparative and/or cross-regional research. Applicants are eligible to apply as individuals or in teams. Scholars must carry out research in two or more countries outside the United States, at least one of which hosts a participating American overseas research center. (TGA 10/11)

Deadline: 1/17/2012


44-11 Implications of the Economic Downturn for Health, Wealth, and Work at Older Ages (R01) (NIH)

This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) invites research on the implications of exogenous shocks, such as those produced by the recent economic downturn, for health, economic circumstances, and planning throughout the life-cycle. PA-12-009 (NIHG 11/11/11)

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

44-12 Diabetes Research Training for Behavioral Scientists (T32) (NIH)

To foster the development of a diverse and highly trained workforce of behavioral scientists to assume leadership roles related to the Nation's research efforts in the area of type 1 diabetes, the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) and the National Institute of Nursing Research (NINR) invite applications for the establishment of institutional research training programs to develop a cadre of diverse and highly trained behavioral scientists who will conduct research relevant to improved clinical management and quality of life for patients with type 1 diabetes. Training grant (T32) awards will be made to eligible institutions to provide a program to prepare predoctoral and postdoctoral behavioral scientists, selected by the institution, for behavioral research careers in type 1 diabetes. At each stage of training, supervision and mentorship will include both a diabetologist and a behavioral scientist as a way to maximize the relevance of the training to type 1 diabetes and encourage a multi-disciplinary approach to research. RFA-DK-11-027 (NIHG 11/4/11)

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

44-13 Science, Technology, and Society (STS) (NSF)

STS considers proposals for scientific research into the interface between science (including engineering) or technology, and society. STS researchers use diverse methods including social science, historical, and philosophical methods. Successful proposals will be transferrable (i.e., generate results that provide insights for other scientific contexts that are suitably similar). They will produce outcomes that address pertinent problems and issues at the interface of science, technology and society, such as those having to do with practices and assumptions, ethics, values, governance, and policy. NSF 12-509 (GG 11/2/11)