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May 4, 2012 (Vol. 21, No. 17)

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 (FB 17-1) 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:


17-1 Alliances for Graduate Education and the Professoriate (AGEP) (NSF)

AGEP is committed to the national goal of increasing the numbers of African Americans, Hispanic Americans, American Indians, Alaska Natives, Native Hawaiians and other Pacific Islanders (URMs), including URMs with disabilities entering and completing graduate education and postdoctoral training to levels representative of the available pool of URMs. The AGEP program will support the development, implementation, study, and dissemination of innovative models and standards of graduate education and postdoctoral training that are designed to improve URM participation, preparation, and success. AGEP projects must focus on URM U.S. citizens in STEM graduate education, and/or postdoctoral training, and their preparation for academic STEM careers at all types of institutions of higher education. AGEP intends to support the following types of projects: AGEP-Transformation - Strategic alliances of institutions and organizations to develop, implement, and study innovative evidence-based models and standards for STEM graduate education, postdoctoral training, and academic STEM career preparation that eliminate or mitigate negative factors and promote positive practices for URMs. AGEP-Knowledge Adoption and Translation (AGEP-KAT) - Projects to expand the adoption (or adaptation) of research findings and evidence-based strategies and practices related to the participation and success of URMs in STEM graduate education, postdoctoral training, and academic STEM careers at all types of institutions of higher education. AGEP-Broadening Participation Research in STEM Education (AGEP-BPR) - Investigator initiated empirical research projects that seek to create and study new theory-driven models and innovations related to the participation and success of URMs in STEM graduate education, postdoctoral training, and academic STEM careers at all types of institutions of higher education. NSF 12-554

Deadline: Internal, Transformation 7/28/2012; Proposals 9/28/2012; AGEP-KAT, AGEP BPR Proposals 10/30/2012


17-2 Morris Animal Foundation Grants (Morris)

Morris Animal Foundation is now accepting proposals for Established Investigator, First Award, Fellowship Training and Pilot Study proposals relating to large companion animals (horses and llamas/alpacas).

Deadline: 7/18/2012


17-3 Exploratory Research Grants (Hagley)

These grants support one-week visits by scholars who believe that their projects will benefit from the Hagley Museum and Library research collections, but need the opportunity to explore them on-site to determine if a Henry Belin du Pont research grant application is warranted. Priority will be given to junior scholars with innovative projects that seek to expand on existing scholarships. Proposals must demonstrate which Hagley collections might be pertinent to the project. (TGA 3/12)

Deadline: 6/30/2012, 10/31/2012, 3/31/2012


17-4 Data Infrastructure Building Blocks (DIBBs) (NSF)

Science and engineering research and education are increasingly digital and increasingly data-intensive. Digital data are not only the output of research but their analysis provide input to new hypotheses, enabling new scientific insights, driving innovation and informing education. Therein lies one of the major challenges of this scientific generation: how to develop, implement and support the new methods, management structures and technologies to store and manage the diversity, size, and complexity of current and future data sets and data streams. NSF's vision for a Cyberinfrastructure Framework for 21st Century Science and Engineering (CIF21) considers an integrated, scalable, and sustainable cyberinfrastructure as crucial for innovation in science and engineering. Data Infrastructure Building Blocks is an integral part of the CIF21 portfolio and seeks to provide support for the following research activities: Conceptualization Awards are planning awards aimed at further developing disciplinary and interdisciplinary communities' understanding of their data storage and management requirements with the goal of developing an initial prototype. Implementation awards will support development and implementation of technologies addressing a subset of elements of the data preservation and access lifecycle, including acquisition; documentation; security and integrity; storage; access, analysis and dissemination; migration; and deaccession. Interoperability awards will develop frameworks that provide consistency or commonality of design across communities and implementation for data acquisition, management, preservation, sharing, dissemination, etc. PIs and Co-PIs may only apply to one of the three tracks, although they may be senior personnel on more than one. NSF 12-557

Deadline: Conceptualizations 7/26/2012, Implementation & Interoperability 8/30/2012

17-5 Enhancing Access to the Radio Spectrum (EARS) (NSF)

The National Science Foundation's Directorates for Mathematical and Physical Sciences (MPS), Engineering (ENG), Computer and Information Science and Engineering (CISE), and Social, Behavioral, and Economic Sciences (SBE) are coordinating efforts to identify bold new concepts with the potential to contribute to significant improvements in the efficiency of radio spectrum utilization, and in the ability for traditionally underserved Americans to benefit from current and future wireless-enabled goods and services. EARS seeks to fund innovative collaborative research that transcends the traditional boundaries of existing programs, such as research that spans disciplines covered by two or more of the participating NSF directorates. NSF 12-546

Deadline: 6/14/2012

17-6 FY 13 Communications and Networking Discovery and Invention (DOD)

The goal of the Communications and Networking Program within the Office of Naval Research (ONR) Code 312 is to support the FORCEnet vision by developing measurable advances in technology that can directly enable and enhance end-to-end connectivity and quality-of-service for mission-critical information exchange among such widely dispersed naval, joint, and coalition forces. The vision is to provide high throughput robust communications and networking to ensure all warfighters--from the operational command to the tactical edge--have access to information, knowledge, and decision-making necessary to perform their assigned tasks. ONRBAA12-007 (GG 2/7/12)

Deadline: 6/29/2012


17-7 Alcohol Abuse, Sleep Disorders and Circadian Rhythms (R01) (NIH)

This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA), issued by the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA), encourages Research Project Grant (R01) applications proposing to conduct mechanistic studies in humans and animal models on the relationships between alcohol abuse, circadian rhythms and sleep disorders. A Companion Funding Opportunity is PA-12-178, R21 Exploratory/Developmental Grant. PA-12-177 (NIHG 4/27/12)

Deadline: 6/5/2012, 10/5/2012, 2/5/2013

17-8 NCI Small Grants Program for Cancer Research (NCI Omnibus R03) (NCI)

This funding opportunity announcement (FOA), issued by the National Cancer Institute (NCI), of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) supports small research projects on cancer that can be carried out in a short period of time with limited resources. The R03 grant mechanism supports different types of projects including pilot and feasibility studies; secondary analysis of existing data; small, self-contained research projects; development of research methodology; and development of new research technology. Companion FOA is PAR-12-145, R21 Exploratory/Developmental Grant. PAR-12-144 (NIHG 3/30/12)

Deadline: 6/16/2012, 10/16/2012, 2/16/2013

17-9 Pilot and Feasibility Clinical Research Studies in Digestive Diseases and Nutrition (R21) (NIDDK)

This FOA issued by the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK), the National Cancer Institute, and the Office of Dietary Supplements (ODS) of the National Institutes of Health encourages pilot and feasibility clinical and epidemiological research studies of new therapies or means of health promotion and prevention of digestive and liver diseases and nutritional disorders associated with digestive and liver diseases. PA-12-139 (NIHG 3/30/12)

Deadline: 6/16/2012, 10/16/2012, 2/16/2013


17-10 Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program- Core Program for Faculty and Professionals (CIES)

The core Fulbright Scholar Program sends 800 U.S. faculty and professionals abroad each year. Grantees lecture and conduct research in a wide variety of academic and professional fields. The Fulbright Program is sponsored by the United States Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. (TGA 5/12)

Deadline: 8/1/2012

17-11 Fulbright Scholar Program to Haiti (CIES)

CIES is pleased to announce that the Haiti program is active for the 2013-14 awards cycle, after over a decade of hiatus. 2013-14 Fulbright opportunities to Haiti include: Rebuilding Higher Education-- Applications are sought in all appropriate disciplines with a preference for Education; this is a teaching and research project affiliated with the Interuniversity Institute for Research and Development to engage in a national assessment of higher education institutions. Science and technology--Applicants in the fields of Biological Sciences, Chemistry, Mathematics, and Physics and Astronomy are encouraged to apply. Business Development--Partner with the Centre de Formation et d'Encadrement Technique to assist in the implementation of training programs for small entrepreneurs. Activities include curriculum design, development of a marketing and finance plan, and training seminars.

Deadline: 8/1/2012


17-12 The Fulbright U.S. Student Grant Competition (Fulbright)

Fulbright U.S. Student Grants fund one academic year abroad and support study/research in more than 140 different countries. Over 1700 grants will be available in the upcoming competition cycle. Fulbright awards can be used for research, one-year Masters degrees abroad or work as an English Teaching Assistant in the host country. Eligible students in the upcoming competition will be U.S. citizens in any major who have earned their baccalaureate degree before Fall 2013 but not yet completed their PhD. Dissertation or thesis research abroad is possible. The campus deadline will be September 17th, 2012 for currently enrolled K-State students. Interested students may make an appointment to meet with Jim Hohenbary, Fulbright Program Adviser, in Eisenhower 112 (call 532-6904 or e-mail jimlth@ksu.edu) to meet and discuss the opportunity further.

Deadline: 9/17/2012

17-13 Collegiate Inventors Competition: A Program of Invent Now (IN)

You've invented or discovered something that has a good chance of impacting the world. We've been recognizing inventors like you for the past 21 years through the Collegiate Inventors Competition. If you are a finalist, we will bring you to the U.S. Department of Commerce in Washington DC where you will have your idea evaluated by some of the most important and influential inventors and invention experts in the nation. You'll also meet other top young inventors from around the country, have your idea showcased on a national stage and compete for over $100,000 in prizes including a $15,000 top prize for Graduate students and $12.500 prize for Undergraduate students.

Deadline: 6/15/2012