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February 3, 2012 (Vol. 21, No. 5)

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:


5-1 Innovative and Early-State Development of Emerging Technologies in Biospecimen Science (R21) (NIH)

This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA), issued by the National Cancer Institute (NCI), solicits grant applications proposing technically innovative feasibility studies focused on early stage development of technologies that address issues related to pre-analytical variations in the collection, processing, handling, and storage of cancer-relevant biospecimens or their derivatives. The overall goal is to develop technologies capable of interrogating and/or maximizing the quality and utility of biospecimens or samples derived from those biospecimens for downstream molecular analyses. This FOA will support the development of tools, devices, instrumentation, and associated methods to assess sample quality, preserve/protect sample integrity, and establish verification criteria for quality assessment/quality control and handling under diverse conditions. RFA-CA-12-004 (NIHG 12/16/12)

Deadline: Letters of Intent 1/26/2012, 4/21/2012; Applications 2/23/2012, 5/21/2012

5-2 Research Program (Earthwatch)

Earthwatch's proposal review processes are guided by its mission to engage people worldwide in scientific field research and education to promote the understanding and action necessary for a sustainable environment. Accordingly, and in order to build long-term legacies through the scientific research Earthwatch supports, the Institute has undertaken a strategic review of its program structure and developed four Research Areas (RAs): 1) Ecosystem Services; 2) Climate Change; 3) Oceans; and 4) Cultural Heritage. These RAs allow Earthwatch to focus support on critical ecological and cultural challenges encompassing the majority of threats to environmental sustainability. The RAs work together to support research, capacity building, education, and environmental action.

  • · URL: http://www.earthwatch.org/aboutus/research/scientistopps/reqresprop/

Deadline: Open


5-3 Library Resident Research Fellowships (APS)

The American Philosophical Society Library offers short-term residential fellowships for conducting research in its collections. The Library is a leading international center for research in the history of American science and technology and its European roots as well as early American history and culture. (TGA 12/11)

Deadline: 3/1/2012


5-4 National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency Academic Research Program (DOD)

The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) is releasing this solicitation for its sponsored academic research program. NGA welcomes all innovative ideas for path-breaking research that may advance the GEOINT mission. The NGA mission is to provide timely, relevant, and accurate geospatial intelligence (GEOINT) in support of national security objectives. GEOINT is the exploitation and analysis of imagery and geospatial information to describe, assess and visually depict physical features and geographically referenced activities on the Earth. GEOINT consists of imagery, imagery intelligence, and geospatial information. NGA offers a variety of critical GEOINT products in support of U.S. national security objectives and natural disasters, including aeronautical, geodesy, hydrographic, imagery, targeting information and topographical. HM0177-12-BAA-0001 (GG 1/31/12)

Deadline: 9/30/2013

5-5 Federal Cyber Service: Scholarship for Service (SFS) (NSF)

The Federal Cyber Service: Scholarship for Service (SFS) program seeks to increase the number of qualified students entering the fields of information assurance and cybersecurity and to increase the capacity of the United States higher education enterprise to continue to produce professionals in these fields to meet the needs of our increasingly technological society. The SFS program is composed of two tracks: The Scholarship Track provides funding to colleges and universities to award scholarships to students in the information assurance and cybersecurity fields. The Capacity Building Track provides funds to colleges and universities to improve the quality and increase the production of high-quality information assurance and cybersecurity professionals by providing support for efforts within the higher education system, as well as outreach to K-12 students with related interests. An individual may participate as PI, Co-PI, or Senior Personnel in at most one proposal per track in each annual SFS competition. NSF 12-531

Deadline: 4/17/2012

5-6 Special Program Announcement for 2012 Office of Naval Research Research Opportunity: Basic Research Challenge: Carbon Molecular Electronics (DOD)

The Office of Naval Research (ONR) is interested in receiving proposals on carbon-based molecular electronics. The objective of this Basic Research Challenge (BRC) program is to encourage research and innovation in bottom-up chemical synthesis and assembly of carbon, particularly graphene, based electronic devices and circuits with atomic precision and Angstrom resolution. The program will address the challenges and limitations in top-down fabricated graphene nanoelectronic devices, where structures are too large (limited by lithography) and intrinsic graphene properties are often masked by edge roughness and hard to measure. The long term vision of the program is to enable a new kind of molecular electronics - a single giant molecule made of carbon or other related materials that functions as electronic, magnetic or optical devices or circuits. 12-SN-0003 (GG 1/19/12)

Deadline: White Papers 3/8/2012

5-7 Chemistry and Materials Research in Cultural Heritage Science (CHS) (NSF)

The National Science Foundation (NSF) seeks to enhance opportunities for collaborative activities between conservation scientists, chemists and materials scientists to address grand challenges in the field of science of cultural heritage. The program solicits collaborative proposals between researchers in US museums and academic institutions that aim to: a) develop new and improved analytical techniques and instruments with high sensitivity and spatial resolution (large and small scale) for restricted volume and/or standoff detection of component materials, degradation products and deterioration markers that are suitable for non-destructive analysis of cultural heritage objects; b) study dynamic changes leading to degradation of cultural heritage objects; c) design new multi-functional treatment materials for cultural heritage objects; d) develop new theoretical models to predict dynamic processes in cultural heritage objects that lead to their degradation while taking into account their molecular and materials properties and their surface and bulk interactions with environmental perimeters. An investigator may be a PI or Co-PI of only one proposal submitted in response to this solicitation. NSF 12-530

Deadline: 4/17/2012


5-8 Rapid Response to Requests for Rural Data Analysis and Issue Specific Rural Research Studies (HRSA)

This announcement solicits applications for the Rapid Response to Requests for Rural Data Analysis and Issue Specific Rural Research Studies Cooperative Agreement. The purpose of this program is to respond rapidly to requests for rural data analysis and conduct issue-specific rural research studies within 9 to 12 months from the date of the request for the study. Findings will be used to help inform national, state, and local policy makers. HRSA-12-090 (GG 1/27/12)

Deadline: 3/19/2012

5-9 Biodiversity Program (NASA)

There is widespread concern about biodiversity declines across all organizational levels, particularly given that human actions may be driving a mass extinction event comparable to those seen in the geological record. As a result, the research community is seeking tools to understand the condition of biodiversity and how it is changing over time. To address biodiversity loss as a global issue requires us to integrate research efforts across multiple spatial and temporal scales and observe biodiversity at all of its levels of organization. To catalyze progress in our understanding of biodiversity patters, processes, and change, the NASA Biodiversity Program is soliciting proposals in conjunction with the National Science Foundation Dimensions of Biodiversity Program for FY 2012. Through Dimensions of Biodiversity, NSF seeks to transform how we describe and understand the scope and role of life on Earth. While NSF typically supports research at fine to coarser spatial scales, NASA, with its use of satellite imagery, generally supports research at coarse to finer scales. NNH11ZDA001N

Deadline: 4/10/2012


5-10 APS For Food Security, Nutrition, Biodiversity and Conservation (USAID)

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) continues its commitment to foster more strategic alliances with the private sector's "solution holders" who are often well positioned to address specific development challenges. The purpose of this APS is to announce USAID/Uganda's plans to fund a limited number of Public Private Alliances to enhance food security and address issues of biodiversity and conservation. Competition under this APS will consist of a two-step process where applicants first submit a Concept Paper for an initial competitive review. This APS seeks PPAs in two key priority areas: 1) food security and nutrition; and 2) biodiversity and conservation. In regards to food security and nutrition, USAID/Uganda is seeking priority partnerships that include promising methods for substantially advancing coffee, maize, beans, agro-inputs, nutritional food products, financial services, and information and communication technologies (ICT) solutions. Biodiversity priorities include innovative methods for promoting ecotourism as well as averting ecological and trans-boundary threats. APS-617-12-000010 (GG 2/1/12)

Deadline: 9/15/2013

5-11 The Fulbright Scholar Program for 2013-2014 (CIES)

The Fulbright Scholar Program is offering teaching, research or combination teaching/research awards in over 125 countries for the 2013-2014 academic year. Opportunities are available for college and university faculty and administrators as well as for professionals, artists, journalists, scientists, lawyers, independent scholars and many others. There are awards in 45 specific academic disciplines as well as 167 awards open to all disciplines. Interested faculty and professionals are encouraged to participate in one of our weekly webinars. Each deals with a topic germane to the 2013-2014 competition, from regional and discipline information to how to fill out an application. For more information, visit our website.

Deadline: 8/1/2012


5-12 Research on Policing (DOJ)

NIJ seeks proposals to conduct research on policing to improve criminal investigative processes and promote police integrity in law enforcement agencies at the State and local levels. Effective criminal investigative practices and improved police integrity are of critical importance to ensuring trust and confidence in the police in communities throughout the United States. NIJ is interested in proposals addressing the following topics: 1) Police Investigations and 2) Police Integrity. NIJ-2012-3093 (GG 1/27/12)

Deadline: 4/25/2012


5-13 Awards for Undergraduate and Graduate Students and Post-Doctoral Fellows for Cancer-Relevant Research and Travel (JCRC)

The Johnson Cancer Research Center at K-State supports students and post-doctoral fellows of center-affiliated faculty researchers. Graduate students and post-docs are eligible for Summer Stipends and Travel Awards to present at professional meetings. Applications must be submitted by faculty mentors. Applications for the undergraduate student Cancer Research Award mentoring program are accepted in the fall.

Deadline: 3/1/2012, 10/1/2012 vv