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March 30, 2012 (Vol. 21, No. 12)

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:


12-1 Biomass Research and Development Initiative (DOE)

This FOA is a joint effort between the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) for fiscal year (FY) 2012 BRDI which requires that funded projects integrate all three legislatively mandated technical areas. These areas include: A) Feedstocks Development: Research, development, and demonstration activities regarding feedstocks and feedstock logistics (including harvest, handling, transport, preprocessing, and storage) relevant to production of raw materials for conversion to biofuels and biobased products. B) Biofuels and Biobased Products Development - Research, development, and demonstration (R,D,&D) activities to support: i) Development of diverse cost-effective technologies for the use of cellulosic biomass in the production of biofuels, bioenergy, and biobased products; and ii) Product diversification through technologies relevant to the production of a range of biobased products (including chemicals, animal feeds, and cogeneration power) that potentially can increase the feasibility of fuel production in a biorefinery. C) Biofuels and Biobased Products Development Analysis - The intent of this section and integrating Technical Areas A, B, and C is to apply systems evaluation methods that can be used to optimize system performance and market potential and to quantify the projected impact on sustainability; therefore, successful applications will consider the life-cycle (cradle-to-grave) impacts including environmental, social, and economic implications that are attributable to the project. Successful projects should include these sustainability data in engineering process models and be used over the life of the project to improve the system and quantify sustainability impacts. DE-FOA-0000657

Deadline: Preapplications 4/24/2012

12-2 Social Science Weather Research (DOC)

This research funding opportunity is being jointly issued by the U.S. Weather Research Program, Weather and Air Quality, and the National Weather Service. It seeks to stimulate research and develop collaborations between social and physical scientists that can help build a Weather Ready Nation. This Research will help to better understand human behavior and positively affect decision-making during weather-related events and the formulation and communication of forecast uncertainty, or forecast confidence. The results of this research are expected to improve the communication within the weather community and to the public to invoke a response that will help protect life and property during dangerous weather events. NOAA-OAR-OWAQ-2012-2003256 (GG 3/22/12)

Deadline: 4/27/2012


12-3 Preparation of Special Education, Early Intervention, and Related Services Leadership Personnel (ED)

The purpose of the Preparation of Special Education, Early Intervention, and Related Services Leadership Personnel priority is to support programs that prepare special education, early intervention, and related services personnel at the graduate level who are well-qualified for, and can act effectively in, leadership positions in universities, SEAs, LAs, LEAs, EIS programs or schools. This priority supports two types of programs: Type A programs are designed to prepare special education, early intervention, or related services personnel to serve as higher education faculty. Type A programs culminate in a doctoral degree or provide postdoctoral learning opportunities. Type B programs are designed to prepare special education or early intervention administrators. ED-GRANTS-032212-001 (GG 3/22/12)

Deadline: 5/7/2012

12-4 Field-Initiated Research and Evaluation Program

(DOJ) Office of Juvenile Justice's Field-Initiated Research and Evaluation (FIRE) program supports methodologically rigorous research and evaluation studies that inform policy and practice consistent with the Department of Justice's mission. OJJDP is focusing this year's FIRE program solicitation on funding studies of school-based practices, environment, and achievement that relate to reducing student victimization and the risk of delinquency. The goal of this year's FIRE program is to foster new and ongoing rigorous, scientific research and evaluation that has practical applications for the development of effective school programs, policies, and strategies that will foster positive youth development and reduce the risk of victimization and delinquency. OJJDP-2012-3246 (GG 3/21/12)

Deadline: 5/7/2012


12-5 Scientific Collaborations at Extreme-Scale (DOE)

The Office of Advanced Scientific Computing Research, Department of Energy, invites applications for research and development that represents transformational advances in scientific collaboration systems and distributed data systems addressing the fundamental challenges related to extreme-scale science collaborations. Scientific grand challenges in the next decade in areas such as combustion modeling, climate science, energy generation, bio-remediation processes, and material structure aging will usher in the era of extreme-scale science. Increasingly these challenges may only be solved by multi-disciplinary teams working with unique scientific instruments, exascale class computers, and/or handling extreme amounts of data. To meet these challenges these teams will need a distributed science environment that promotes scientific collaboration and resource sharing. The focus of this announcement is on transformative approaches to understanding and/or enabling scientific collaborations at a scale not possible with today's knowledge or using current Internet-based services and tools. DE-FOA-0000695 (GG 3/20/12)

Deadline: 4/27/2012

12-6 Measurements and Modeling for Quantifying Air Quality and Climatic Impacts of Residential Biomass or Coal Combustion for Cooking, Heating and Lighting (EPA)

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, as part of its Science to Achieve Results (STAR) program, is seeking applications proposing research on quantifying, via field measurements and modeling, the improvements in climate and ambient and indoor air quality, and the subsequent impacts on health and welfare, resulting from ongoing, planned, or potential interventions in cooking, heating, or lighting practices. This research should focus on communities in the developing world and on Indian tribes and Alaska Native groups. (EPA-G2012-STAR-E1, EPA-G2012-STAR-E2)

Deadline: 6/19/2012

12-7 CISE-MPS Interdisciplinary Faculty Program in Quantum Information Science (NSF)

The CISE-MPS Interdisciplinary Faculty Program in Quantum Information Science is designed to promote research in the area of Quantum Information Science (QIS) by providing resources to allow QIS researchers and researchers from the CISE or MPS disciplines to actively engage in joint research efforts, addressing problems at the interface between the mathematical and physical sciences and computer and information sciences through long-term visits by faculty to a host institution. The scholar must be in a tenured faculty position at the associate or full professor level in his or her US home institution and must be prepared to spend a minimum of one contiguous semester with the host's group. Scholar and host must be from substantially different environments, such that the collaborative activity represents a broadening of experience and a bone fide change in the research direction. Scholar and host must also be from different institutions, so that the interaction with the host research group represents a full immersion and not a part-time activity. There is a limit of one proposal per P.I. NSF 12-540

Deadline: 6/1/2012


12-8 Research to Assist Informal Caregivers in Assessing and Managing Symptoms in Individuals with Alzheimer's Disease (R01) (NIH)

The purpose of this funding opportunity announcement is to develop tools and techniques for informal caregivers to assess adverse symptoms in individuals with Alzheimer's Disease and related dementias, and to develop interventions to improve the management of these symptoms. RFA-NR-12-011 (NIHG 3/23/12)

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


12-9 Fellowships for Advanced Social Science Research on Japan (NEH)

The Fellowship Program for Advanced Social Science Research on Japan is a joint activity of the Japan-U.S. Friendship Commission (JUSFC) and the National Endowment for the Humanities. Awards support research on modern Japanese society and political economy, Japan's international relations, and U.S.-Japan relations. The program encourages innovative research that puts these subjects in wider regional and global contexts and is comparative and contemporary in nature. Research should contribute to scholarly knowledge or to the general public's understanding of issues of concern to Japan and the United States. Appropriate disciplines for the research include anthropology, economics, geography, history, international relations, linguistics, political science, psychology, public administration, and sociology. 20120501-FO (GG 2/24/12)

Deadline: 5/1/2012

12-10 Violent Victimization Among Racial and Ethnic Minorities (DOJ)

NIJ seeks proposals for research on the violent victimization experiences of racial and ethnic minorities. NIJ's goal is to advance the body of research on this topic by examining the causes and correlates of differential victimization rates among these diverse populations, including demographic and socioeconomic risk factors. The research should take into account the argument that there is no single cause of violent victimization. Rather, it should consider multiple risk factors that contribute to racial/ethnic minorities victimization, including individual, situational, family, school, peer, and community factors. NIJ-2012-3165 (GG 3/15/12)

Deadline: 5/29/2012

12-11 Our Shared Past (SSRC)

The British Council and the SSRC are pleased to announce the launch of Our Shared Past, a collaborative grants program to encourage new approaches to world history curriculum and curricular content design in Europe, the Middle East, North Africa, and North America. Our Shared Past grants will promote the development of international scholarly communities committed to analyzing history curriculum and reframing the teaching of world history through the identification of new scholarship and the development of new curricular content that illust5rate shared cultural, economic, military, religious, social, and scientific networks and practices as well as shared global norms and values that inform world history and society. The project will encourage both the synthesis of existing scholarship on these topics, and the exploration of concrete ways that this reframing can be successfully introduced into teaching curriculum in European, Middle Eastern, North African, or North American contexts.

Deadline: 5/31/2012

12-12 NIMHD Social, Behavioral, Health Services, and Policy Research on Minority Health and Health Disparities (RO1) (NIH)

The purpose of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to solicit innovative social, behavioral, health services, and policy research that can directly and demonstrably contribute to the elimination of health disparities. Projects may involve primary data collection or secondary analysis of existing datasets. Projects that examine understudied health conditions; examine the effectiveness of interventions, services, or policies for multiple health disparity populations; and/or directly measure the impact of project activities on levels of health disparities are particularly encouraged. RFA-MD-12-003 (NIHG 2/17/12)

Deadline: Letters of Intent 5/4/2012; Applications 6/4/2012