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February 17, 2012 (Vol. 21, No. 7)

Program Information

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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 7-8) 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:


7-1 Project Global Officers (Project GO) (IIE)

The Institute of International Education (IIE), acting as the administrative agent of the Defense Language and National Security Education Office (DLNSEO), is announcing a new solicitation for Project GO (Global Officers). The competition is open both to new applicants and to applicants who currently host an existing Project GO program. Applicants must have at least one on-campus ROTC unit and must have some current institutional instructional capacity in a critical language such as Arabic, Russian, Persian, or Chinese. As Project GO aims to improve its model, it will build a proficiency-based program to ensure the Department of Defense maintains and sustains a Total Force with a mix of language skills, regional expertise, and cultural capabilities to meet existing and emerging needs. The current solicitation aims to increase the number of ROTC students who achieve intermediate and advanced proficiency in a number of critical languages. Successful applicants will explain how they will develop a system of opportunities for ROTC students to gain such proficiency during the course of their undergraduate studies.

Deadline: 4/12/2012

7-2 Conservation Fellowships and Innovation Grants (TogetherGreen)

TogetherGreen, a conservation alliance between the national Audobon Society and Toyota, is accepting applications for its 2012 class of Conservation Fellows and Innovation grantees. The Conservation Fellowships program seeks to invest in individuals who are committed to empowering others and to creating positive environmental change in their communities and organizations. Applicants must have at least six years of experience in conservation, environmental education, policy or environmental issues, as demonstrated through current and past work experience, academic studies related to the environment, and/or volunteer work; and have a current affiliation (full - or part-time employment or equivalent volunteer commitment) with a conservation organization, business, university, community-based organization, or other professional organization whose goals and practices make a positive contribution to environmental conservation. Fellows receive a $10,000 grant to conduct a twelve-month conservation action project in their community, as well as specialized training and support to help shape and implement their projects. (PND 2/3/12)

Deadline: 3/5/2012

7-3 Pan-American Advanced Studies Institutes Program (PASI) (NSF)

The Pan-American Advanced Studies Institutes (PASI) Program is a jointly supported initiative between the Department of Energy (DOE) and the National Science Foundation (NSF). Pan-American Advanced Studies Institutes are short courses ranging in length from ten to twenty-one days, involving lectures, demonstrations, research seminars, and discussions at the advanced graduate, post-doctoral, and junior faculty level. PASIs aim to disseminate advanced scientific and engineering knowledge and stimulate training and cooperation among researchers of the Americas in the mathematical, physical, and biological sciences, the geosciences, the computer and information sciences, and the engineering fields. NSF 12-535

Deadline: 4/24/2012

7-4 Decadal and Regional Climate Prediction using Earth System Models (EaSM) (NSF)

This interdisciplinary scientific challenge calls for the development and application of next-generation Earth System Models that include coupled and interactive representations of such things as ocean and atmospheric currents, human activities, agricultural working lands and forests, urban environments, biogeochemistry, atmospheric chemistry, the water cycle and land ice. This solicitation seeks to attract scientists from the disciplines of geosciences, social sciences, agricultural and biological sciences, mathematics and statistics, physics, and chemistry. The following are specific areas of interest to the funding agencies for EaSM 2: 1) Research that has the potential to dramatically improve predictive capabilities; 2) Prediction and attribution studies; 3) Research that addresses critical issues linking relevant Earth system processes over a variety of spatial and temporal scales; 4) Research that examines the relationships between climate variability and change to human and natural environments from the human perspective; 5) Development and applications of metrics, methods, and tools for testing and evaluating climate and climate impact predictions and their uncertainty characterization. An individual may appear as PI or co-PI on only two proposals in response to this solicitation. We encourage PIs and co-PIs to limit themselves to one proposal submission. NSF 12-522

Deadline: 5/11/2012


7-5 History of Art Grants Program (Kress)

The History of Art grant program supports scholarly projects that will enhance the appreciation and understanding of European art and architecture. Grants are awarded to projects that create and disseminate specialized knowledge, including archival projects, development and dissemination of scholarly databases, documentation projects, museum exhibitions and publications, photographic campaigns, scholarly catalogues and publications, and technical and scientific studies. (TGA 1/12)

Deadline: 4/15/2012, 10/15/2012, 1/15/2013


7-6 Combating Terrorism (TSWG)

The Combating Terrorism Technology Support Office (CTTSO) has posted a new Broad Agency Announcement (BAA). Quad Charts and a one page technical approach are being requested for the following areas: AA&C- Advanced Analytics and Concepts; CBRNC- Chemical, Biological, Radiological, and Nuclear Countermeasures; ED- Explosive Detection; EOD/LIC- Explosive Ordnance Disposals/Low-Intensity Conflict; IDD- Improvised Device Defeat; ISF- Investigative Support and Forensics; IWS- Irregular Warfare Support Programs; IWSP- Irregular Warfare Support Program; PP- Personnel Protection; PS- Physical Security; SCOS- Surveillance, Collection, and Operations; TOS- Tactical Operations Support; and TTD- Training technology Development.

Deadline: Phase 1 3/9/2012

7-7 NSF Scholarships in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (S-STEM) (NSF)

This program makes grants to institutions of higher education to support scholarships for academically talented students demonstrating financial need, enabling them to enter the STEM workforce or STEM graduate school following completion of an associate, baccalaureate, or graduate-level degree in science, technology, engineering or mathematics disciplines. Grantee institutions are responsible for selecting scholarship recipients, reporting demographic information about student scholars, and managing the S-STEM project at the institution.The program does not make scholarship awards directly to students; students should contact their institution's Office of Financial Aid for this and other scholarship opportunities. NSF 12-529

Deadline: 8/14/2012


7-8 Academic-Community Partnership Conference Series (R31) (NIH)

The Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) encourages Research Conference Grant (R13) applications to conduct health disparities-related meetings, workshops, and symposia. The purpose of the Academic-Community Partnership Conference Series is to bring together academic institutions/organizations and community organizations to identify opportunities for addressing health disparities through the use of Community-Based Participatory Research (CBPR). The objectives of meetings conducted as part of this award will be to: 1) establish and/or enhance academic-community partnerships; 2) identify community-driven research priorities, and 3) develop long-term collaborative CBPR research agendas. Thus, it is expected these partnerships will lead to grant applications for the support of CBPR projects designed to meet identified community needs. The areas of focus for these partnerships may include one or more of the following community-health issues: infant mortality; Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS); fibroid tumors; childhood, adolescent, and/or adult obesity; health literacy; techniques for outreach and information dissemination; pediatric and maternal HIV/AIDS prevention; and violence prevention. Only one application per institution is allowed. PAR-12-102 (NIHG 2/10/12)

Deadline: Internal 2/27/2012, 8/17/2014; Applications 4/10/2012, 10/17/2013

7-9 NIH Undergraduate Design Challenge Focuses on Technology Solutions in Health Care (NIBIB)

NIBIB solicits innovative diagnostic and therapeutic devices and technology for the underserved and disabled. A competition for undergraduate students to foster the design and development of innovative diagnostic and therapeutic devices, and technologies to aid underserved populations and the disabled is being sponsored by the National Institute of biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB), part of the National Institutes of Health. One winning student team will be selected for each of three challenge categories: diagnostic devices/methods; therapeutic devices/methods; and technology to aid underserved populations and individuals with disabilities. Eligible team candidates must be full time undergraduate students and U.S. citizens or permanent residents. Each winning team will receive a $10,000 prize, to be distributed among the team members. Winners will be honored at an award ceremony during the 2012 Annual Meeting of the Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES) in Atlanta, GA.

Deadline: 5/26/2012


7-10 Senior Medicare Patrol Projects Empowering Seniors To Prevent Health Care Fraud (AoA)

The Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) Office of Inspector General estimates that Medicare loses billions of dollars each year due to errors, fraud, and abuse. Beginning in 1997, the AoA established twelve local demonstration projects designed to recruit and train retired professionals, such as doctors, nurses, teachers, lawyers, accountants, and others to identify and report error, fraud, and abuse. Implemented through the Omnibus Consolidated Appropriation Act of 1997 (Public Law 104-208), Senate Report 104-368 noted that "senior citizens are our best front line defense against these losses, but they often don't have the information and experience needed" to recognize and accurately report cases of error, fraud, and abuse. These projects have worked to test different models designed to train retirees in local communities to serve as both volunteer resources and educators for other Medicare beneficiaries, and to build and strengthen community coalitions of older Americans and service providers. In 2011, the SMP Program will include an estimated 54 project grants in all states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, Guam and the U.S. Virgin Islands. HHS-2012-AOA-MP-1202 (GG 2/15/12)

Deadline: 3/19/2012

7-11 Sober Truth on Preventing Underage Drinking Act Grants (SAMHSA)

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, Center for Substance Abuse Prevention (CSAP) is accepting applications for fiscal year (FY) 2012 Sober Truth on Preventing Underage Drinking Act (STOP Act) grants. The purpose of this program is to prevent and reduce alcohol use among youth age 12-20 in communities throughout the United States. The STOP Act program was created to strengthen collaboration among communities, the Federal Government, and State, local and tribal governments; to enhance intergovernmental cooperation and coordination on the issue of alcohol use among youth; to serve as a catalyst for increased citizen participation and greater collaboration among all sectors and organizations of a community that first demonstrates a long-term commitment to reducing alcohol use among youth; to disseminate to communities timely information regarding state-of-the-art practices and initiatives that have proven to be effective in preventing and reducing alcohol use among youth; and to enhance, not supplant, effective local community initiatives for preventing and reducing alcohol use among youth. SP-12-003 (GG 2/3/12)

Deadline: 3/29/2012