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May 11, 2012 (Vol. 21, No. 18)

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:


18-1 Integrated Research, Education, and Extension Competitive Grants Program--Methyl Bromide Transitions (USDA)

This RFA solicits applications for the Integrated Research, Education, and Extension Competitive Grants Program, Methyl Bromide Transitions (MBT). Methyl Bromide has been a pest and disease control tactic critical to agricultural, industrial, natural resource or urban pest management systems for decades. The MBT program seeks to solve critical agricultural issues, priorities, or problems through the integration of research, education, and extension activities. It is designed to address immediate needs, and the costs of transition that have resulted from the loss of availability of methyl bromide. USDA-NIFA-ICGP-003790 (GG 5/9/12)

Deadline: 6/19/2012

18-2 National Integrated Water Quality Program (USDA)

The goal of the National Integrated Water Quality Program (NIWQP) is to contribute to the improvement of the quality of our Nation's surface water and groundwater resources through research, education, and extension activities. Funded projects should lead to science-based decision making and management practices that improve the quality of the Nation's surface water and groundwater resources in agricultural, rural, and urbanizing watersheds. USDA-NIFA-ICGP-003789 (GG 5/9/12)

Deadline: 6/28/2012

18-3 Farm Business Management and Benchmarking Program (USDA)

Applications are being solicited for the purpose of 1) improving the farm management knowledge and skills of agricultural producers; and 2) establishing and maintaining a national, publicly available farm financial management database. The assistance provided by these programs, to the extent practicable, shall be coordinated with and delivered in cooperation with similar services or assistance by other Federal Agencies or programs supporting improved farm management. USDA-NIFA-FBMB-003771 (GG 5/4/12)

Deadline: 6/15/2012


18-4 Ronald E. McNair Postbaccalaureate Achievement Program (ED)

The McNair Program is a discretionary grant program that awards grants to institutions of higher education for projects designed to provide disadvantaged college students with effective preparation for doctoral study. There are three competitive preference priorities: Competitive Preference Priority 1--Promoting Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Education; Competitive Preference Priority 2) improving Productivity; and Competitive Preference Priority 3-- Building Evidence of Effectiveness. ED-GRANTS-050912-001 (GG 5/9/12)

Deadline: 6/8/2012


18-5 Failure-Resistant Systems (FRS) A Joint Initiative between NSF and SRC (NSF)

The National Science Foundation (NSF) and the Semiconductor Research Corporation (SRC) have agreed to embark on a new collaborative research program to address compelling research challenges in failure resistant systems that are of paramount importance to industry, academia, and society at large. New approaches in the design of electronic circuits and systems are needed for products and services that continue to operate correctly in the presence of transient, permanent, or systematic failures. From large information processing systems supporting communications and computation, to small embedded systems targeting medical and automotive applications, whole industries are facing the challenge of improving the reliability of systems. A system-level cross-layer approach to reliability, encompassing failure mechanisms of both digital and analog components, has the potential to deliver high reliability with significantly lower power and performance overheads than current single-layer techniques. By distributing reliability across the system design stack, cross-layer approaches can take advantage of the information available at each level, including even application-level knowledge, to efficiently tolerate errors, aging, and variation. This will allow handling of different physical effects at the most efficient stack layer, and can be adapted to varying application needs, operating environments, and changing hardware state. NSF 12-556

Deadline: 7/26/2012

18-6 EarthScope (NSF)

EarthScope is an Earth science program to explore the 4-dimensional structure of the North American continent. The EarthScope Program provides a framework for broad, integrated studies across the Earth sciences, including research on fault properties and the earthquake process, strain transfer, magmatic and hydrous fluids in the crust and mantle, plate boundary processes, large-scale continental deformation, continental structure and evolution, and composition and structure of the deep Earth. In addition, EarthScope offers a centralized forum for Earth science education at all levels and an excellent opportunity to develop cyberinfrastructure to integrate, distribute, and analyze diverse data sets. This Solicitation calls for single or collaborative proposals to conduct scientific research and/or education and outreach activities within North America that make use of capabilities and/or data provided through the EarthScope Facility to further the scientific and educational goals of EarthScope. NSF 12-550

  • · URL: http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2012/nsf12550/nsf12550.htm

Deadline: 7/16/2012

18-7 Frontiers in Earth System Dynamics (NSF)

The Earth is often characterized as "dynamic" because its systems are variable over space and time, and they can respond rapidly to multiple perturbations. The goals of the Frontiers in Earth System Dynamics (FESD) program are to: 1) foster an inter-disciplinary and multi-scale understanding of the interplay among and within the various sub-systems of the Earth, 2) catalyze research in areas poised for a major advance, 3) improve data resolution and modeling capabilities to more realistically simulate complex processes and forecast disruptive or threshold events, and 4) improve knowledge of the resilience of the Earth and its subsystems. NSF 12-547

Deadline: 7/2/2012, 3/4/2013

18-8 Second Generation Dark Matter Experiments (DOE)

The Office of High Energy Physics (OHEP) at the U. S. Department of Energy's Office of Science, announces their interest in receiving new grant applications for support of experiments dedicated to the direct detection of dark matter. Only those experiments qualifying as second-generation experiments will be considered, i.e., those with the capability to improve by at least an order of magnitude our current knowledge of physical dark matter parameters. DE-FOA-0000597 (GG 3/7/12)

Deadline: 7/6/2012


18-9 Department of Defense Autism Research Program Funding Opportunities for Fiscal Year 2012 (DoD)

The vision of the Department of Defense Autism Research Program (ARP) is to improve the lives of individuals with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) now. This program is administered by the US Army Medical Research and Material Command through the Office of the Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs (CDMRP). Idea Development Award FY12 Areas of Interest are: Improved sub-grouping of individuals with ASD to inform the mechanisms, natural history, and response to treatment (e.g., biomarkers, risk factors, sex ratio); Identification of therapeutic targets, excluding new gene discovery; Psychosocial research across the lifespan, including influences on brain function/structure; Co-morbid conditions across the lifespan, especially sleep disorders and gastrointestinal issues.

Deadline: Preapplications 6/30/2012

18-10 DoD Peer Reviewed Medical Technology/Therapeutic Development Award (DoD)

The PRMRP Technology/Therapeutic Development Award is a product-driven award intended to provide support for the translation of promising preclinical findings into products for clinical applications, including prevention, detection, diagnosis, patient care, and/or quality of life, in at least one of the Congressionally directed FY12 PRMRP topic areas. Products in development should be responsive to the health care needs of military service members, veterans, and/or beneficiaries. W81XWH-12-PRMP-TTDA (GG 3/29/12)

Deadline: 6/26/2012

18-11 Short-Term Research Education Program to Increase Diversity in Health-Related Research (R25) (NIH)

The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, National Institutes of Health invites Research Education (R25) applications to promote diversity in undergraduate and health professional participant populations by providing short-term research education support to stimulate career development in cardiovascular, pulmonary, hematologic, and sleep disorders research. The overall goal of the program is to provide research opportunities for individuals from backgrounds underrepresented in biomedical science, including individuals from disadvantaged backgrounds, individuals from underrepresented racial and ethnic groups, and individuals with disabilities that will significantly contribute to a diverse research workforce in the future. The research opportunities should be of sufficient depth to enable the participants, upon completion of the program, to have a thorough exposure to the principles underlying the conduct of research, and help prepare participants interested in research to pursue competitive fellowships, or other research training or career development awards. RFA-HL-13-020 (NIHG 4/6/12)

Deadline: Letters of Intent 6/9/2012, 1/7/2013, Applications 7/9/2012, 2/7/2013

18-12 NHLBI Systems Biology Collaborations (R01) (NIH)

This FOA issued by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI), encourages Research Project Grant (R01) applications from institutions/organizations that propose collaborative systems biology research projects by multi-disciplinary teams to advance our understanding of normal physiology and perturbations associated with heart, lung, blood, and sleep (HLBS) diseases and disorders. Multi-disciplinary expertise across experimental and computational domains is required, and the multi-PI mechanism is allowed, as integration across these domains is a critical element of the proposed research plan. PAR-12-138 (NIHG 3/30/12)

Deadline: Letters of Intent 8/14/2012, 12/14/2012, Applications 9/14/2012, 1/14/2013

18-13 Secondary Analyses in Obesity, Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (R21) (NIH)

This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA), issued by the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK), the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA), and the Office of Dietary Supplements (ODS) encourages R21 applications that propose to conduct secondary analysis of existing data sets relevant to diabetes and endocrine and metabolic diseases; digestive diseases and nutrition, including obesity and eating disorders; and kidney, urologic, and hematologic diseases. The goal of this program is to facilitate research that explores innovative hypotheses through the use of existing data sets. PA-12-125 (NIHG 3/30/12)

  • · URL: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-12-125.html

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


18-14 Law & Social Sciences (NSF)

The Law &Social Sciences Program considers proposals that address social scientific studies of law and law-like systems of rules. The program is inherently interdisciplinary and multi-methodological. Successful proposals describe research that advances scientific theory and understanding of the connections between law or legal processes and human behavior. Social scientific studies of law often approach law as dynamic, made in multiple arenas, with the participation of multiple actors. NSF 12-507

Deadline: 7/16/2012, 1/15/2013