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January 20, 2012 (Vol. 21, No. 3)

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 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:


3-1 Institutional Grants (Tinker)

To be considered for a Tinker Institutional Grant, a proposal must be submitted by an institutional entity and be geographically focused on Latin America. Topically, the projects should address one of the following categories: a) Democratic Governance with Growth and Security; b) Sustainable Resource Management; c) Education. The Foundation has an additional interest in projects that explore U.S. policy toward Latin America and those that undertake scientific research or address policy and governance issues relating to Antarctica. (TGA 12/11)

Deadline: 9/15/2012

3-2 Biodemography of Aging (R01) (NIH)

Biodemography, the integration of demographic and biological theory and methods, provides an innovative tool for understanding the impact of aging on health and longevity. This FOA encourages applications for research combining demographic and life-science approaches for expanding the current understanding of aging/senescence, frailty and mortality. Applications should include evolutionary and life history theories as a framework for investigating individual and population-level factors that underlie changes in lifespan and healthy life expectancy, including sex and population differentials in late-life frailty and mortality. PAR-12-078 (NIHG 1/13/12)

Deadline: Letters of Intent 2/13/2012; Applications 3/13/2012

3-3 Genomic Science: Biosystems Design to Enable Next-Generation Biofuels (DOE)

The U.S. Department of Energy's Office of Science, Office of Biological and Environmental Research (BER) announces interest in receiving applications for research that supports the Genomics Science Program and addresses DOE's missions in energy and the environment in the following research areas: a) Microbial systems design for biofuels, from computer modeling to experimental validation: To develop modeling algorithms and innovative biosystems design technologies to define, build, and apply functional biological modules for the generation of novel biological systems that advance toward the production of biofuels; and b) Plant systems design for bioenergy: To develop novel technologies to re-design bioenergy crops that can grow in marginal environments while producing high yield of biomass that can be easily converted to biofuels. Applications should also address potential societal implications of engineered organisms. DE-FOA-0000640 (GG 1/17/12)

Deadline: 4/2/2012


3-4 Organic Agriculture Research and Extension Initiative (USDA)

The OREI seeks to solve critical organic agriculture issues, priorities, or problems through the integration of research and extension activities. The purpose of this program is to fund projects that will enhance the ability of producers and processors who have already adopted organic standards to grow and market high quality organic agricultural products. Priority concerns include biological, physical, and social sciences, including economics. The OREI is particularly interested in projects that emphasize research and outreach that assist farmers and ranchers with whole farm planning. Projects should plan to deliver applied production information to producers. Fieldwork must be done on certified organic land or on land in transition to organic certification, as appropriate to project goals and objectives. (GG 1/17/12) USDA-NIFA-ICGP-003649

Deadline: 3/9/2012

3-5 The Sun Grant Program - South Central Region (SGP-SCR) (SGP)

The Sun Grant Program - South Central Region is pleased to announce the release of our 2012 Competitive Grants Program. Projects must address at least one of the regional priority areas and feedstocks categories outlined in this RFA to be considered for funding. Research, Education, and Extension Priority Areas are: Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) Acres, Sustainability, Extension Outreach, Education, Logistics, and/or Biochemical and Thermochemical Processing. Feedstock Priority Areas include: Perennial Grasses (Switchgrass, Miscanthus, or Mixed Grasses), Energy Cane, Sorghum (Biomass or Sweet), Oil Feedstocks (Algae or oilseeds), and/or Woody Biomass (Fast Growth Trees and Residues). In addition, the proposal must show an estimate of displacement of foreign oil through the enhancement of the biobased economy.

Deadline: Preproposals 2/15/2012; Proposals 3/15/2012


3-6 Phillips Fund Grants for Native American Research (APS)

The Phillips Fund of the American Philosophical Society provides grants for research in Native American linguistics, ethnohistory, and the history of studies of Native Americans, in the continental United States and Canada. Grants are not made for projects in archaeology, ethnography, psycholinguistics, or for the pedagogical materials. The committee distinguishes ethnohistory from contemporary ethnography as the study of cultures and culture changes through time. (TGA 12/11)

Deadline: 3/1/2012


3-7 ROSES 2011: Computational Modeling Algorithms and Cyberinfrastructure (NASA)

NASA's primary role in Earth Science is to innovate in global observations of the Earth system from space. The Science Mission Directorate (SMD) pioneers the scientific use of these satellite measurements to improve understanding of the Earth system and to advance benefits to society. Models and assimilation systems are the tools that synthesize the diverse array of information from many satellites and bring that information to bear on improving prediction of: weather and air quality; future climate change and its impacts; changes in atmospheric composition and terrestrial and marine ecosystems; and important phenomena that contribute to climate variability, such as changes in the water cycle, ocean circulation, and El Niño and its impacts. As a result, improvements in the accuracy of Earth science models are some of the end products of NASA research that most directly impact human society. As the temporal and spatial resolutions of the models are increased, these models require more computational resources. It is desirable that the efficiency of the computational models can be gained from the advances in computational technology, including hardware, software, networks, and tools. This program element provides research and development opportunities for new or improved computational modeling algorithms; the exploitation of new computing, storage, and networking architectures; the development of programming and analysis environment, interfaces between observational data and models, large scale observational input data and model output data management, and the adoption of rigorous software engineering standards, practice, and tools. NNH11ZDA001N-CMAC (GG 1/14/12)

Deadline: Notices of Intent 2/3/2012; Proposals 3/9/2012

3-8 Computing Education for the 21st Century (CE21) (NSF)

The Computing Education for the 21st Century (CE21) program aims to build a robust computing research community, a computationally competent 21st century workforce, and a computationally empowered citizenry. In this undertaking, there are three interrelated challenges: the significant underproduction of degrees needed for the computing and computing-related workforce, the longstanding underrepresentation of many segments of our population, and the lack of a presence of computing in K-12. Unlike many of the other STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) disciplines, computing has not developed a robust research base on the teaching and learning of its fundamental concepts and skills. That research base must be built and it must be used in providing all students with rigorous academic curricula that cover computational concepts and skills, and the breadth of application and potential of computing. CE21 supports efforts in three tracks: Computing Education Research (CER) proposals will aim to develop a research base for computing education. Projects may conduct basic research on the teaching and learning of computational competencies; they may design, develop, test, validate, and refine materials, measurement tools, and methods for teaching in specific contexts; and/or they may implement promising small-scale interventions in order to study their efficacy with particular groups. CS 10K proposals will aim to develop the knowledge base and partnerships needed to catalyze the CS 10K Project. The CS 10K Project aims to have rigorous, academic curricula incorporated into computing courses in 10,000 high schools, taught by 10,000 well-trained teachers. Broadening Participation (BP) proposals will aim to develop and assess novel interventions that contribute to our knowledge base on the effective teaching and learning of computing for students from the underrepresented groups: women, persons with disabilities, African Americans, Hispanics, Native Americans and indigenous peoples. NSF 12-527

Deadline: 4/9/2012


3-9 Dimensions of Biodiversity FY2012 (NSF)

Despite centuries of discovery, most of our planet's biodiversity remains unknown. The scale of the unknown diversity on Earth is especially troubling given the rapid and permanent loss of biodiversity across the globe. The goal of the Dimensions of Biodiversity campaign is to transform, by 2020, how we describe and understand the scope and role of life on Earth. The campaign promotes novel, integrated approaches to identify and understand the evolutionary and ecological significance of biodiversity amidst the changing environment of the present day and in the geologic past. An individual may appear as Principal Investigator (PI), co-PI, or other senior personnel on only one proposal submitted in FY 2012 in response to this solicitation. NSF 12-528

Deadline: 4/10/2012

3-10 Molecular Characterization of Salivary Gland Tumors (R21) (NIH)

This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) issued by the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR) solicits R21 Exploratory/Developmental Research Grant (R21) applications to enhance basic and translational research on salivary gland tumors by supporting studies in a) the application of systematic, comprehensive, and data-rich "omics" approaches to define the molecular signatures of salivary gland tumors; and b) the development of relevant mouse models to study the onset and progression of tumor pathogenesis and preclinical testing of potential therapeutics. (NIHG 1/13/12) RFA-DE-12-012

Deadline: Letters of Intent 2/19/2012; Applications 3/19/2012

3-11 Maternal Nutrition and Pre-pregnancy Obesity: Effects on Mothers, Infants and Children (R01) (NIH)

This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) issued by the National Institute of Nursing Research encourages R01 applications to improve health outcomes for women, infants and children, by stimulating interdisciplinary research focused on maternal nutrition and pre-pregnancy obesity. Maternal health significantly impacts not only the mother but also the intrauterine environment, and subsequently fetal development and the health of the newborn. PA-12-061 (NIHG 12/16/11)

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


3-12 Transregional Research: Inter-Asian Contexts and Connections (SSRC)

The Social Science Research Council has announced a pilot postdoctoral fellowship program that will support transregional research under the rubric Inter-Asian Contexts and Connections. The new program is designed to strengthen the understanding of issues and geographies that do not fit neatly into existing divisions of academia or the world and to develop new approaches, practices, and opportunities in international, regional, and area studies in the United States. The fellowships will help junior scholars (those at the postdoctoral stage, one to seven years out of the Ph.D.) complete first books and/or undertake second projects. In addition to funding research, the program will create networks and shared resources to support fellows well beyond the grant period. The fellowship program is open to all disciplines across the arts, humanities, and social sciences. (PND 1/13/12)

Deadline: Preproposals 2/13/2012; Proposals 5/1/2012