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April 13, 2012 (Vol. 21, No. 14)

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:


14-1 Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA) Institutional Research Training Grants (Parent T32) (NIH)

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) will award Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA) Institutional Research Training Grants (T32) to eligible institutions as the primary means of supporting predoctoral and postdoctoral research training to help ensure that a diverse and highly trained workforce is available to assume leadership roles related to the Nation's biomedical, behavioral and clinical research agenda. The objective of the T32 program is to prepare qualified individuals for careers that have a significant impact on the health-related research needs of the Nation. This program supports predoctoral and postdoctoral research training programs (including those with short term research training) at domestic institutions of higher education with the T32 funding mechanism. PA-11-184 (NIHG 3/30/12)

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


14-2 Special Research Grants Program--Pest Management Alternatives (USDA)

The purpose of Pest Management Alternatives Program (PMAP) is to provide support for the development and implementation of integrated pest management (IPM) practices, tactics, and systems for specific pest problems while reducing human and environmental risks. The successful management of pest problems in commercial production is facing severe challenges due to regulatory changes, emergence of new pest problems, and the development of pest resistance to present management technologies. The greatest impact on current management technologies is in the production of specialty crops; however, other crops, including grain, forage and fiber, as well as animal health, are also being impacted by these changes. USDA-NIFA-SRGP-003747 (GG 4/12/12)

Deadline: 5/14/2012

14-3 Risk Management Education and Outreach Partnership Program (USDA)

The purpose of this competitive cooperative partnership agreement program is to deliver crop insurance education and risk management training to U.S. agricultural producers to assist them in identifying and managing production, marketing, legal, financial and human risk. RMA-RME-OR-2012 (GG 4/12/12)

Deadline: 5/24/2012

14-4 Agriculture and Food Research Initiative--Childhood Obesity Prevention (USDA)

This Challenge Area Focuses on the societal challenge to end obesity among children, the number one nutrition-related problem in the US. Food is an integral part of the process that leads to obesity and USDA has a unique responsibility for the food system in the United States. This program is designed to achieve the long-term outcome of reducing the prevalence of overweight and obesity among children and adolescents 2-19 years. The Childhood Obesity Program supports Multi-function Integrated Research, Education, and/or Extension Projects and Food and Agricultural Science Enhancement (FASE) Grants. USDA-NIFA-AFRI-003742 (GG 4/9/12)

Deadline: 6/5/2012

14-5 Smith-Lever Special Needs Competitive Grants Program (USDA)

Within the states and territories, the Cooperative Extension System has repeatedly served as the trusted community organization that has helped to enable families, communities, and businesses to successfully prepare for, respond to and cope with disaster losses and critical incidents. Once a disaster has occurred, the local extension outreach includes: 1) Communicating practical science-based risk information, 2) Developing relevant educational experiences and programs, 3) Working with individuals and communities to open new communication channels, and 4) Mitigating losses and facilitating recovery. NIFA intends to fund Special Needs projects to implement applied scientific programs that serve public needs in preparation for, during and after local or regional emergency situations. Applications may be submitted with the approval of Extension Directors of 1862 Land-grant Institutions. USDA-NIFA-SLBCD-003741 (GG 4/4/12)

Deadline: 6/1/2012


14-6 Preservation and Access Research and Development Grants (NEH)

Preservation and Access Research and Development grants support projects that address major challenges in preserving or providing access to humanities collections and resources. These challenges include the need to find better ways to preserve materials of critical importance to the nation's cultural heritage--from fragile artifacts and manuscripts to analog recordings and digital assets subject to technological obsolescence--and to develop advanced modes of searching, discovering, and using such materials. Applicants should define a specific problem, devise procedures and potential solutions, and explain how they would evaluate their projects and disseminate their findings. Project results must serve the needs of a significant number of humanists. 20120516-PR (GG 3/7/12)

Deadline: 5/16/2012


14-7 DARPA Robotics Challenge (DARPA)

The primary goal of the DARPA Robotics Challenge program is to develop ground robotic capabilities to execute complex tasks in dangerous, degraded, human-engineered environments. The program will focus on robots that can utilize available human tools, ranging from hand tools to vehicles. The program aims to advance the key robotic technologies of supervised autonomy, mounted mobility, dismounted mobility, dexterity, strength, and platform endurance. Supervised autonomy will be developed to allow robot control by non-expert operators, to lower operator workload, and to allow effective operation despite low fidelity (low bandwidth, high latency, intermittent) communications. DARPA-BAA-12-39 (GG 4/10/12)

Deadline: 5/31/2012

14-8 Computational and Data-Enabled Science and Engineering (CDS&E) in Engineering (CDS&E-ENG) (NSF)

Computational and Data-Enabled Science and Engineering (CDS&E) is a NSF-wide cross-disciplinary activity that coordinates relevant disciplinary and interdisciplinary programs at the intersection of mathematics and statistics, computer and computational science, and the core science and engineering disciplines. It is dedicated to the development and use of advanced computational methods, information processing, data mining and analysis, and advanced cyberinfrastructure to enable and execute transformative scientific discovery and engineering innovation, and to the education of experts and non-experts in computation, including workforce development and training. The CDS&E-ENG program will support fundamental research that will address the computational and data-related challenges in science and engineering. Proposals are expected to be relevant to engineering and to have cross-cutting and integrative themes. NSF 12-549

Deadline: 7/3/2012

14-9 Building Opportunity Out of Science and Technology (BOOST) (DOS)

The Bureau of Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs (OES) Office of Science and Technology Cooperation at the Department of State announces the Request for Applications (RFA) for the Building Opportunity Out of Science and Technology (BOOST) program. This program aims to advance the Bureau's mission to increase the role that science, technology, and innovation play in societies across the world by building capacity for young scientists to perform innovative research, to connect with the international scientific community, and to apply their technical training in addressing key global challenges and in advancing economic growth. With FY 2011 funding, OES will fund three awards for projects that train young scientists to build science and technology capacity to advance research outcomes, to create market-ready technologies, and/or to inform policymaking through scientific research. Proposed projects should deliver professional development activities for early career scientists (18 to 30 years old). Proposals must focus activities in at least one of the following countries: Indonesia, Malaysia, Morocco, Tunisia, and Turkey. OES-OPP-12-001 (GG 3/29/12)

Deadline: 5/24/2012


14-10 Healthy Eating Research: Building Evidence to Prevent Childhood Obesity (RWJF)

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation's Healthy Eating Research: Building Evidence to Prevent Childhood Obesity program supports research on environmental and policy strategies with strong potential to promote healthy eating among children to prevent childhood obesity, especially among lower-income and racial and ethnic populations at highest risk for obesity. RWJF funds efforts at the organizational, community, state, and federal levels to change public and institutional policies and environments in ways that promote improved nutrition and physical activity. This work ranges from large-scale changes to smaller-scale efforts taking place at the organizational or institutional level (e.g., in schools, recreational programs, child-care settings, hospitals, retail food outlets) that could be replicated if effective. Proposals are invited for two types of awards: 1) Round 7 grants, and 2) RWJF New Connections grants. Round 7 grants represent the majority of RWJF's investment in research through this program. Approximately $1.7 million will be awarded in grants of up to $170,000 for a maximum funding period of eighteen months. The New Connections grants are offered in collaboration with RWJF's New Connections program, which is designed to expand the diversity of perspectives that inform RWJF programming and introduce new researchers and scholars to the foundation. These grants are to support research by new investigators representing populations and communities historically underrepresented in childhood obesity prevention research, including researchers from underrepresented ethnic or racial minority groups and lower-income communities and those who are first-generation college graduates. (PND 3/23/12)

  • · URL: http://www.rwjf.org/applications/solicited/cfp.jsp

Deadline: Concept Papers 5/22/2012; Round 7 8/9/12


14-11 ESF Funding Opportunity: University Partnership (DOS)

The subject of this US-Tunisian University Collaboration is in the fields related to: 1) American Accounting Standards; 2) Comprehensive Community College Concepts; 3) Integrated Agricultural Projects; 4) Innovative Tourism Concepts; 5) Implementation of the U.S. Academic System. The United States Embassy/Tunis is planning to support higher education partnerships with Tunisian Higher Institutes to establish these programs: Exchanges of faculty and experts, Creation of knowledge centers, Building a library of relevant materials, Joint market research by collaborating faculty, and Support for Student innovation projects. 20120410 (GG 4/10/12)

Deadline: 5/23/2012


14-12 Grants to Reduce Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, and Stalking on Campus Program (DOJ)

The United States Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women (OVW) is pleased to announce that it is seeking applications for the Grants to Reduce Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, and Stalking on Campus Program. This program furthers the Department's mission by strengthening on campus victim services, security, and investigative strategies to prevent and prosecute violent crimes against women on campuses.OVW-2012-3147 (GG 4/10/12)

Deadline: 5/22/2012