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February 24, 2012 (Vol. 21, No. 8)

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:


8-1 Administrative Supplements to Existing NIH Grants and Cooperative Agreements (Parent Admin Supp) (NIH)

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) is notifying Principal Investigators holding specific types of NIH research grants, listed in the full Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) that funds may be available for administrative supplements to meet increased costs that are within the scope of the approved award, but that were unforeseen when the new or renewal application or grant progress report for non-competing continuation support was submitted. PA-12-100 (NIHG 2/17/12)

Deadline: Varies

8-2 PHS 2012-02 Omnibus Solicitation of the NIH, CDC, FDA and ACF for Small Business Innovation Research Grant Applications (Parent SBIR [R43/R44]) (NIH)

The SBIR program is intended to meet the following goals: stimulate technological innovation in the private sector; strengthen the role of small business in meeting Federal research or research and development (R/R&D) needs; increase the commercial application of Federally-supported research results; foster and encourage participation by socially and economically disadvantaged small business concerns and women-owned business concerns in the SBIR program; and improve the return on investment from Federally-funded research for economic and social benefits to the Nation.The SBIR program is structured in three phases, the first two of which are supported using SBIR funds. The objective of Phase I is to establish the technical/scientific merit and feasibility of the proposed R/R&D efforts. The objective of Phase II is to continue the research or R&D efforts initiated in Phase I. PA-12-088 (NIHG 2/3/12)

Deadline: 4/5/2012, 8/5/2012, 12/5/2012


8-3 America's Farmers Grow Rural Education Grant Program (Monsanto)

Monsanto Fund, the philanthropic arm of the Monsanto Company, has announced the launch of its America's Farmers Grow Rural Education program. The grant program will provide grants in over twelve hundred counties across thirty-nine states to help strengthen local communities and education systems, especially in the areas of science and/or math. Grants will be awarded based on merit, need, and community support. The program invites farmers to nominate a public school district in their community to compete for a grant. Administrators from nominated school districts can then submit an application for either a $10,000 or $25,000 grant to support a science and/or math education program. To be eligible to submit a nomination, farmers must be at least 21 years old and actively engaged in farming a minimum of two hundred and fifty acres of corn, soybeans, and/or cotton, and/or forty acres of open field vegetables, or at least ten acres of vegetables grown in protected culture; and must reside in eligible counties where a minimum of thirty thousand acres of corn and/or soybeans and/or cotton and/or vegetables are planted each year. (PND 1/13/12)

Deadline: 4/15/2012


8-4 Everett Helm Visiting Fellowships (Lilly)

The Lilly Library invites applications for visiting fellowships for research in residence in its collections. The Lilly Library is the principal rare book and manuscript library of Indiana University. Its holdings support research in British, French, and American literature and history; the literature of voyages and exploration, specifically the European expansion in the Americas; early printing, and the Church, children's literature, music; film, radio and television; medicine, science, and architecture; and food and drink. (TGA 1/12)

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


8-5 Fulbright-Hays Group Projects Abroad Program: Short Term Projects (ED)

The Fulbright-Hays Group Projects Abroad (GPA) Program supports overseas projects in training, research, and curriculum development in modern foreign languages and area studies for groups of teachers, students, and faculty engaged in a common endeavor. Short-term projects may include seminars, curriculum development, or group research or study. ED-GRANTS-022312-001 (GG 2/23/12)

Deadline: 4/23/2012

8-6 Fulbright-Hays Group Projects Abroad Program: Advanced Overseas Intensive Language Training Projects (ED)

The Fulbright-Hays Group Projects Abroad (GPA) Program supports overseas projects in training, research, and curriculum development in modern foreign languages and area studies for groups of teachers, students, and faculty engaged in a common endeavor. Long-term projects support advanced overseas intensive language projects, which give advanced language students the opportunity to study languages overseas. ED-GRANTS-022312-002 (GG 2/23/12)

Deadline: 4/23/2012


8-7 Technology Research and Development (Black&Veatch)

Black & Veatch would like to invest in the Engineering Universities of Kansas to fund research and development of technologies for clean energy, safe water, and advanced communication infrastructure. They have included several example topics in Appendix A for your consideration. However, any idea that meets the intent above is welcome. The Black and Veatch mission is Building a World of Difference to advance the frontiers of knowledge, provide clients with reliable solutions to meet their most complex challenges and help improve and sustain the quality of life around the world. Black & Veatch is committed to sustainability--meeting the needs of the present generation while improving the ability of future generations to meet their own needs. Sustainable solutions build value through services, products, and operations that integrate economic, community, and environmental needs. Therefore, the Potential Impact of the research and development should be defined in terms of how well it supports both the Black & Veatch mission and the Black & Veatch commitment to sustainability. For a copy of the announcement, contact Bev Page, 532-5045 or ORSP 532-6195.


Deadline: 4/13/2012

8-8 GeoPrisms Program (NSF)

GeoPRISMS (Geodynamic Processes at Rifting and Subducting Margins) is the successor to the MARGINS Program. The GeoPRISMS Program includes two broadly integrated science initiatives (Subduction Cycles and Deformation and Rift Initiation and Evolution), linked by five overarching scientific topics and themes, where transformative advances are likely to occur in the next decade, and where a focused scientific program could be most effective. These overarching science topics include 1) Origin and evolution of continental crust; 2) Fluids, magmas and their interactions; 3) Climate-surface-tectonics feedbacks; 3) Geochemical cycles; and 5) Plate boundary deformation and geodynamics. NSF 12-537

Deadline: 7/2/2012, 7/2/2013

8-9 Anthropogenic Influences on Organic Aerosol Formation and Regional Climate Implications (EPA)

The Environmental Protection Agency Office of Research and Development, National Center for Environmental Research, in cooperation with the EPA Clean Air Research Program, announces an extramural funding competition supporting research to improve understanding of the formation of organic compounds and their climatically relevant properties. EPA is interested in supporting research that will improve the understanding of the linkages between gas phase chemistry and secondary organic aerosol formation and the interaction of anthropogenic and biogenic emissions. In addition to regular awards, this solicitation includes the opportunity for early career projects. EPA-G2012-STAR-D1, 2

Deadline: 5/3/2012

8-10 Multidisciplinary University Research Initiative: High Operating Temperature Fluids (DOE)

The objective of the Multidisciplinary University Research Initiative (MURI): High Operating Temperature Fluids ("HOT Fluids") Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to support research into fluid materials development that will enable Concentrating Solar Power (CSP) systems to integrate with energy conversion devices capable of thermal to electric conversion efficiencies greater than 50%. This FOA will take a MURI approach that ensures awardees bring together researchers from various technical backgrounds in order to achieve the discovery and a development of a liquid that is stable as a liquid from 0°C to 1300°C. This target must be achieved while also ensuring that the fluid has the necessary properties to be used in current CSP plant designs. DE-FOA-0000567 (GG 2/2/12)

Deadline: 4/19/2012


8-11 Partnership for Development of Therapeutics and Diagnostics for Biodefense (R01) (NIH)

This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) issued by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), National Institutes of Health (NIH), invites research applications for projects that support preclinical development of lead candidate therapeutics or diagnostics against NIAID Category A, B, or C priority agents. Applications must include a Product Development Strategy attachment and demonstrate substantive investment by at least one industrial participant. RFA-AI-12-017 (NIHG 12/16/11)

Deadline: Letters of Intent 4/24/2012; Applications 5/24/2012

8-12 Research Dissemination and Implementation Grants (R18) (NIH)

The purpose of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to support dissemination and implementation studies to 1) develop innovative approaches to translating efficacious treatments and effective prevention modalities for heart, lung, and blood diseases and sleep disorders to the clinic, community, and/or other real-world settings; 2) test the effectiveness, sustainability, determinants, and cost-effectiveness of these approaches in real-world settings; and 3) examine the effectiveness of interventions as they are disseminated and implemented in real-world settings to reduce risk factors for and enhance prevention and treatment of heart, lung, and blood diseases and sleep disorders. PAR-12-063 (NIHG 12/16/12)

Deadline: 5/25/2012, 9/25/2012, 1/25/2013


8-13 Projects in Aging (RRF)

The Retirement Research Foundation, a private foundation devoted exclusively to aging and retirement issues, is currently accepting proposals for programs designed to improve quality of life for older Americans. Grants will be awarded to nonprofits conducting direct service, advocacy, and education concerning elders, as well as training programs for professionals working with elders and research into the causes of and solutions for significant problems experienced by older adults. Projects of national relevance will be considered from organizations throughout the United States. (PND 2/17/12)

Deadline: 5/1/2012, 8/1/2012

8-14 Research and Evaluation on Violence Against Women: Sexual Violence, Stalking, and Teen Dating Violence (DOJ)

NIJ seeks proposals for research and evaluation on specific issues related to sexual violence, stalking, and teen dating violence. The issue areas for sexual violence research are the criminal justice response to particular underserved populations, the development and testing of instruments with diverse populations, and testing of innovative interventions aimed at improving initial criminal justice responses to victims of sexual violence. Priority areas for research on stalking are evaluating offender interventions specific to stalking behavior by current or former intimate partners, and law enforcement and prosecutorial actions regarding particular stalking issues. In the area of teen dating violence (i.e., adolescent relationship abuse), applications are sought for additional waves of data for existing longitudinal projects. NIJ-2012-3089 (GG 1/27/12)

Deadline: 4/26/2012