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January 13, 2012 (Vol. 21, No. 2)

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 2-1, 2-2) 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:


2-1 Ethics Education in Science and Engineering (EESE) (NSF)

The Ethics Education in Science and Engineering (EESE) program funds research and educational projects that improve ethics education in all fields of science and engineering that NSF supports, with priority consideration given to interdisciplinary, inter-institutional, and international contexts. Although the primary focus is on improving ethics education for graduate students in NSF-funded fields, the proposed programs may benefit advanced undergraduates as well. An eligible organization may submit only one proposal as the lead organization. NSF 11-514

Deadline: Internal 2/1/2012; Proposal 3/14/2011

2-2 Postbaccalaureate Research Education Program (PREP) (R25) (NIH)

This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) issued by the National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS), National Institutes of Health (NIH), encourages Research Education Grant (R25) applications from institutions that propose to develop recent baccalaureate science graduates from diverse backgrounds so that they have the necessary knowledge and skills to pursue PhD or MD-PhD degrees in biomedical and behavioral sciences. The program provides support for well-designed academic enhancements and extensive research experiences aimed at preparing individuals from groups underrepresented in biomedical and behavioral sciences to complete PhD or MD-PhD degree programs in these disciplines. Only one application per institution is allowed. PAR-12-056 (NIHG 12/16/12)

Deadline: Internal 1/24/2012; Applications 2/24/2012

2-3 FAA Aviation Research and Development Grants (FAA)

The FAA Research Grants Program encourages and supports innovative, advanced research of potential benefit to the long-term growth of civil aviation and Commercial Space Transportation. The pursuit of basic and applied research in scientific and engineering disciplines that have the potential to further knowledge and understanding on a broad front of emerging technologies is crucial to the realization of this goal. The intent is to encourage applied research and development enhance technology assimilation, transfer, and development in the FAA. The agency encourages the submission of proposals that embrace the entire spectrum of physical, chemical, biological, medical, psychological, mathematical, and engineering sciences. 12-01 (GG 1/1/12)

Deadline: Open


2-4 Summer Seminars and Institutes (NEH)

These grants support faculty development programs in the humanities for school teachers and for college and university teachers. NEH Summer Seminars and Institutes may be as short as two weeks or as long as six weeks. The duration of a program should allow for a rigorous treatment of its topic. 20120301-FS (GG 11/15/11)

Deadline: 3/1/2012

2-5 NEA Literature Fellowships: Poetry, FY2013 (NEA)

The NEA Literature Fellowships program offers $25,000 grants in prose (fiction and creative nonfiction) and poetry to published creative writers that enable the recipients to set aside time for writing, research, travel, and general career advancement. Applications are reviewed through an anonymous process in which the only criteria for review are artistic excellence and artistic merit. To review the applications, the NEA assembles a different advisory panel every year, each diverse with regard to geography, race and ethnicity, and artistic points of view. The NEA Literature Fellowships program operates on a two-year cycle with fellowships in prose and poetry available in alternating years. For FY 2013, which is covered by these guidelines, fellowships in poetry are available. Fellowships in prose will be offered in FY 2014 and guidelines will be available in the fall of 2012. 2012NEA03LFCW (GG 11/15/11)

Deadline: 3/1/2012

2-6 NEA Our Town Guidelines, FY2012 (NEH)

The Arts Endowment's support of a project may start on September 1, 2012, or any time thereafter. A grant period of up to two years is allowed. Communities across our nation are engaging design and leveraging the arts to create livable, sustainable neighborhoods with enhanced quality of life, increased creative activity, distinct identities, a sense of place, and vibrant local economies that capitalize on existing local assets. The NEA defines these efforts as Creative Placemaking: "In creative placemaking, partners from public, private, nonprofit, and community sectors strategically shape the physical and social character of a neighborhood, town, tribe, city, or region around arts and cultural activities. Creative placemaking animates public and private spaces, rejuvenates structures and streetscapes, improves local business viability and public safety, and brings diverse people together to celebrate, inspire, and be inspired." 2012NEAOT (GG 12/1/11)

  • · URL: http://www.nea.gov

Deadline: 3/1/2012


2-7 Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship Program (NSF)

The Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship Program seeks to encourage talented science, technology, engineering, and mathematics majors and professionals to become K-12 mathematics and science teachers. The Noyce Scholarship Track provides funds to institutions of higher education to support scholarships, stipends, and academic programs for undergraduate STEM majors and post-baccalaureate students holding STEM degrees who earn a teaching credential and commit to teaching in high-need K-12 school districts. The NSF Teaching Fellowship/Master Teaching Fellowship Track provides funding to support STEM professionals who enroll as NSF Teaching Fellows in master's degree programs leading to teacher certification by providing academic courses, professional development, and salary supplements while they are fulfilling a four-year teaching commitment in a high-need school district. This track also supports the development of NSF Master Teaching Fellows by providing professional development and salary supplements for exemplary mathematics and science teachers to become Master Teachers in high-need school districts. Each track supports Capacity Building Projects to develop the capacity for institutions to provide innovative teacher preparation programs to enable increasing numbers of STEM majors and STEM professionals to become effective K-12 mathematics and science teachers and to develop the capacity to prepare Master science and mathematics teachers. NSF 12-525

Deadline: Letters of Intent 2/27/2012; Proposals 3/26/2012


2-8 University Center of Excellence for Integrated Computation Material Science and Engineering of Structural Materials (DOD)

This is a special BAA in support of the AFRL's University Center of Excellence for Integrated Computational Material Science and Engineering of Structural Materials. In collaboration with AFRL Materials and Manufacturing Directorate (Wright Patterson AFB, OH), AFOSR invites proposals for research in the areas described in detail below. This research effort will consist of interdisciplinary teams of researchers with the skills needed to address the relevant research challenges necessary to meet the program goals. BAA-AFOSR-2012-03 (GG 1/12/12)

Deadline: 4/2/2012

2-9 Cyber-Physical Systems (CPS) (NSF)

Cyber-physical systems (CPS) are engineered systems that are built from and depend upon the synergy of computational and physical components. Emerging CPS will be coordinated, distributed, and connected, and must be robust and responsive. The CPS of tomorrow will need to far exceed the systems of today in capability, adaptability, resiliency, safety, security, and usability. Examples of the many CPS application areas include the smart electric grid, smart transportation, smart buildings, smart medical technologies, next-generation air traffic management, and advanced manufacturing. The goal of the CPS program is to develop the core system science needed to engineer complex cyber-physical systems upon which people can depend with high confidence. The program aims to foster a research community committed to advancing research and education in CPS and to transitioning CPS science and technology into engineering practice. By abstracting from the particulars of specific systems and application domains, the CPS program aims to reveal cross-cutting fundamental scientific and engineering principles that underpin the integration of cyber and physical elements across all application sectors. The CPS program also supports the development of methods, tools, and hardware and software components based upon these cross-cutting principles, along with validation of the principles via prototypes and test beds. Three types of research and education projects will be considered: Breakthrough projects must offer a significant advance in fundamental CPS science, engineering and/or technology that has the potential to change the field. Synergy projects must demonstrate innovation at the intersection of multiple disciplines, to accomplish a clear goal that requires an integrated perspective spanning the disciplines. Frontiers projects must address clearly identified critical CPS challenges that cannot be achieved by a set of smaller projects. NSF 12-520

Deadline: 3/15/2012, 1/22/2013

2-10 NIST Center for Neutron Research (NCNR) Comprehensive Grant Program (DOC)

The NCNR is soliciting proposals from eligible proposers to support research involving Neutron Research and Spectroscopy specifically aimed at assisting visiting researchers at NCNR, developing new instrumentation for Neutron Research, conducting collaborative research with NIST scientists, and to conduct other outreach and educational activities that advance the use of neutrons by U.S. academia and industrial scientists. This will entail stationing scientific staff at the NCNR who, in collaboration with NIST and visiting scientists, advance these objectives. 2012-NIST-NCNR-01 (GG 11/30/11)

Deadline: 3/15/2012


2-11 Minor Use Minor Species Development of Drugs; Research Project Grant (R01) (FDA)

This Funding Opportunity Announcement is issued by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Center for Veterinary Medicine (CVM), and solicits Research Project (R01) grant applications from institutions/organizations that propose to develop, or support the development of, new animal drugs intended for minor use in major species or intended for use in minor species. This FOA relates to grants to assist in defraying the costs of qualified safety and effectiveness testing when a grant will either result in, or substantially contribute to, approval or conditional approval of a designated MUMS drug for a designated intended use. RFA-FD-12-003 (NIHG 1/6/12)

Deadline: 2/17/2012, 7/20/2012, 12/7/2012

2-12 NIAMS Small Grant Program For New Investigators (R03) (NIAMS)

The National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS) is seeking small grant (R03) applications to stimulate and facilitate the entry of promising new investigators into research on arthritis and musculoskeletal and skin diseases and injuries. This FOA will provide support for pilot research that is likely to lead to a subsequent individual research project grant (R01). Clinical trials of any phase will not be supported by this FOA. PAR-12-045 (NIHG 12/2/11)

Deadline: 3/20/2012, 7/20/2012, 11/20/2012

2-13 Plant Genome Research Program (PGRP) (NSF)

This program is a continuation of the Plant Genome Research Program (PGRP) that began in FY 1998 as part of the National Plant Genome Initiative (NPGI). Especially encouraged are proposals that provide strong and novel training opportunities integral to the research plan and particularly across disciplines that include, but are not limited to, plant physiology, quantitative genetics, biochemistry, bioinformatics and engineering. NSF 12-517

Deadline: 3/5/2012