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March 2, 2012 (Vol. 21, No. 9)

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 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:


9-1 Grant Challenges Explorations (Gates)

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and its funding partners in the Grand Challenges family of grant programs are inviting innovators to apply for new grant opportunities: Grand Challenges Explorations, an initiative to encourage innovative and unconventional global health and development solutions, is now accepting grant proposals for its latest application round. Applicants can be at any experience level; in any discipline; and from any organization; including colleges and universities, government laboratories, research institutions, non-profit organizations and for profit companies. Proposals are being accepted on the following topics: New Approaches for the Interrogation of Anti-malarial Compounds; Aid is working. Tell the World; Design New Approaches to Optimize Immunization Systems; Explore New Solutions in Global Health Priority Areas; and Protect Crop Plants from Biotic Stresses From Field to Market.

Deadline: 5/15/2012

9-2 Advancements in Sustainable Algal Production (ASAP) (DOE)

The U.S. Department of Energy is requesting applications to support outdoor phototrophic algae research and development in two areas: 1) nutrient and water use in algal production systems and 2) the development of algal technology testbed facilities. This research will support the Biomass Program's goals to model pathways for significant (>1 billion gallons per year) volumes of cost-competitive algal biofuels by 2022. DE-FOA-0000615 (GG 2/24/12)

Deadline: 4/18/2012


9-3 Organic Transitions Program (USDA)

The overall goal of the Organic Transitions Program (ORG) is to support the development and implementation of research, extension and higher education programs to improve the competitiveness of organic livestock and crop producers, as well as those who are adopting organic practices. In FY 2012, ORG will focus on environmental services provided by organic farming systems that support soil conservation and contribute to climate change mitigation. Practices and systems to be addressed include those associated with organic crops, organic animal production (including dairy), and organic systems integrating plant and animal production. USDA-NIFA-ICGP-003691 (GG 2/29/12)

Deadline: 4/25/2012


9-4 Fellowships (NEH)

Fellowships support individuals pursuing advanced research that is of value to humanities scholars, general audiences, or both. Recipients usually produce articles, monographs, books, digital materials, archaeological site reports, translations, editions, or other scholarly resources in the humanities. Projects may be at any stage of development. 20120501-FA (GG 2/24/12)

Deadline: 5/1/2012


9-5 Campus Cyberinfrastructure - Network Infrastructure and Engineering Program (CC-NIE) (NSF)

The "Campus Cyberinfrastructure - Network Infrastructure and Engineering (CC-NIE)" program invests in improvements and re-engineering at the campus level to leverage dynamic network services to support a range of scientific data transfers and movement. The program also supports Network Integration activities tied to achieving higher levels of performance, reliability and predictability for science applications and distributed research projects. Two types of CC-NIE awards will be made. Data Driven Networking and Infrastructure for the Campus and Researcher awards will be supported at up to $500,000 total for up to 2 years. Network Integration and Applied Innovation awards will be supported at up to $1,000,000 total for up to 2 years. NSF 12-541

Deadline: 5/30/2012

9-6 Bridging Research Interactions through Collaborative Development Grants in Energy (BRIDGE) (DOE)

Bridging Research Interactions through Collaborative Development Grants in Energy (BRIDGE) is a new program that intends to support the SunShot Initiative by increasing the depth and breadth of expertise being applied to PV and CSP technology challenges. The BRIDGE program will employ a two-part linking approach to effectively develop U.S. capability in PV and CSP device and system design. First, BRIDGE will support the development of new Collaborative Research Teams (CRTs) of researchers who share coherent scientific goals and diverse but complementary theoretical, computational and/or experimental approaches. In addition, BRIDGE will encourage CRTs to explore opportunities to leverage existing DOE assets and expertise housed within the DOE Basic Energy Sciences (BES) Scientific User Facilities, the DOE Biological and Environmental Sciences (BER)Environmental Molecular Sciences Laboratory (EMSL) and Advanced Scientific Computing Research facilities (ASCR). DE-FOA-0000654 (GG 2/24/12)

Deadline: Letters of Intent 4/25/2012; Applications 5/21/2012

9-7 Methane Opportunities for Vehicular Energy (MOVE) (ARPA-E)

The Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) is an agency within the Department of Energy (DOE) that has funded the development and deployment of transformational and disruptive energy technologies and systems since 2009. ARPA-E focuses on high-risk concepts with potentially high rewards. This program seeks to fund the development of transformational technologies that reduce the barriers to mass adoption of natural gas use in vehicles.DE-FOA-0000672 (GG 2/24/12)

Deadline: Concept Papers 3/26/2012

9-8 Development of Quantum Computing Algorithms (DOD)

This BAA seeks research that develops new quantum computing algorithms for hard computational problems, develops insight into the power of quantum computation, and considers issues of quantum complexity and computability. W911NF-12-R-0008 (GG 2/24/12)

Deadline: White Papers 3/20/2012

9-9 Metamaterials for RF and Optical Applications (DOD)

The objective of this open BAA is to encourage a flow of supplementary and/or complementary technologies for electromagnetic metamaterials. Such technologies may include active electronic matching networks, frequency selective structures, and periodic structure with engineered dispersion, including photonic band-gap materials, acoustic metamaterials. Innovative advancements in using metamaterials and/or complementary technologies that leverage commercial economies of scale are highly desired. The areas of focus are Radio Frequency (RF), Optical, Acoustic and Bio-Related Metamaterials. BAA-12-01-PKS (GG 2/21/12)

Deadline: White Papers 2/20/2016

9-10 ROSES 2012: Modeling, Analysis, and Prediction (NASA)

Within Earth Science Research, the Modeling, Analysis, and Prediction (MAP) program seeks an understanding of the Earth as a complete, dynamic system. The program has a historical and continuing emphasis on climate and weather, but addresses broader Earth system research as well. The MAP program supports observation-driven modeling and data assimilation. The modeling is distinguished by rigorous examination and utilization of observations in a global Earth system context. The modeling integrates across all the research activities in NASA's Earth Science research program and spans the spatial and temporal scales that characterize satellite observations and observations from ground and air based campaigns. The specific research themes included in this Modeling, Analysis, and Prediction solicitation are as follows: 1) Model investigations designed to examine the role of processes within the Earth system and improve their representation in global models. 2) Proposals to develop, implement, and evaluate new parameterizations for global models which would either expand the representation of the Earth system or replace modules which have been shown to have significant deficiencies. 3) Studies to understand regional and local scale climate change in the context of global climate change: Improved understanding and modeling of the regional and local effects of global climate change is listed as a priority in the draft USGCRP strategic plan for the next decade. 4) Investigations using and/or evaluating the Modern Era Retrospective - analysis for Research and Applications (MERRA) reanalysis data. 5) Investigations utilizing observations which are aimed at identifying, characterizing, and reducing uncertainties in model predictions of climate change on seasonal to multidecadal time scales. 6) Constituents in the climate system: Constituents in the atmosphere (aerosols and chemical species) will respond to climate change, and changes in constituent concentrations can have climatic consequences as well. 7) Advanced numerics: The MAP program seeks investigations of grids and fluid dynamical formulations that support high resolution simulation of the Earth's climate. And 8) Model-based methods for establishing appropriate measurement requirements for climate monitoring to reduce uncertainties in global climate model projections. NNH12ZDA001N-MAP

Deadline: Notices of Intent 3/23/2012; Proposals 5/25/2012


9-11 DOD Breast Cancer Era of Hope Scholar Award (DOD)

The Era of Hope Scholar Award supports individuals who are early in their careers and have high potential for innovation in breast cancer research. These individuals should be exceptionally talented scientists who have demonstrated that they are the best and brightest in their field(s) through extraordinary creativity, vision, and productivity. They should have demonstrated experience in forming effective partnerships and collaborations and should exhibit strong potential for leadership in the breast cancer research community. Since the intent of the Era of Hope Scholar Award is to recognize creative and innovative individuals rather than projects, the central feature of the award is the innovative contribution that the Principal Investigator can make toward ending breast cancer. W81XWH-12-BCRP-EOHS (GG 2/23/12)

Deadline: 4/19/2012


9-12 Social Science Research on Indigent Defense (DOJ)

The National Institute of Justice seeks proposals for funding to examine indigent criminal defense services, policies, and practices. This includes services provided by any of the following: State-funded, county-funded, city-funded, or tribal public defender's offices; contract indigent defense lawyers; court-appointed counsel for indigent defendants; and/or, pro bono services provided by criminal defense attorneys. These services can be at the pretrial, trial, post-conviction, and/or appellate stages and involve either juvenile and/or adult defendants. Applicants are encouraged to consider research involving either 1) access to counsel and waiver of counsel by juveniles and/or adults, or 2) the effectiveness of other defense team members in indigent defense cases. However, other strong research proposals will be considered as well. NIJ-2012-3166 (GG 2/23/12)

Deadline: 5/23/2012

9-13 Building Community and Capacity for Data-Intensive Research in the Social, Behavioral, and Economic Sciences and in Education and Human Resources (BCC-SBE/EHR) (NSF)

As part of NSF's Cyberinfrastructure Framework for 21st Century Science and Engineering (CIF21) activity, the Directorate for Social, Behavioral, and Economic Sciences (SBE), the Directorate for Education and Human Resources (EHR), and the Office of Cyberinfrastructure seek to enable research communities to develop visions, teams, and capabilities dedicated to creating new, large-scale, next-generation data resources and relevant analytic techniques to advance fundamental research for the SBE and EHR sciences. Successful proposals will outline activities that will have significant impacts across multiple fields by enabling new types of data-intensive research. Investigators should think broadly and create a vision that extends intellectually across multiple disciplines and that includes--but is not limited to--the SBE or EHR sciences. NSF 12-538

Deadline: 5/22/2012