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May 18, 2012 (Vol. 21, No. 19 )

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:


19-1 Personnel Preparation in Special Education, Early Intervention, and Related Services (ED)

The purposes of this program from the Department of Education are to 1) help address State-identified needs for highly qualified personnel--in special education, early intervention, related services, and regular education--to work with children, including infants and toddlers, with disabilities; and 2) ensure that those personnel have the necessary skills and knowledge, derived from practices that have been determined through scientifically based research and experience, to be successful in serving those children. ED-GRANTS-051112-001 (GG 5/11/12)

Deadline: 6/25/2012


19-2 Sensor Innovative Research (AFRL)

The Electromagnetics Technology Division (RYH), Sensors Directorate (RY), Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL), is looking to conduct research in the following areas: Antenna Technology, Opto-Electronic Technology, Electromagnetic Scattering, Infrared Sensor Technology. BAA-12-02-PKS (GG 4/5/12)

Deadline: 4/5/2017

19-3 NSF/DOE Partnership on Advanced Combustion Engines 2012-2015 (NSF/DOE)

The Directorate for Engineering at the National Science Foundation (NSF) has established a partnership with the Vehicle Technologies Program (VTP) of the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) in order to address critical fundamental and applied research challenges associated with advanced combustion engine technologies. The goal of the partnership is to leverage the complementary missions of deployment and commercialization (DOE) and fundamental research and education (NSF) to address issues of national importance that impact the efficiency of the internal combustion engine (ICE). The Directorate for Engineering seeks proposals with transformative ideas that meet the detailed requirements delineated in this solicitation. NSF 12-559

Deadline: Letters of Intent 6/18/2012; Proposals 8/8/2012

19-4 Special Grant Program in the Chemical Sciences (Dreyfus)

The Camille and Henry Dreyfus Foundation provides support for the chemical sciences through programs designed to advance young faculty of early accomplishment, develop leadership in environmental chemistry, and enhance chemistry education and public interest. The foundation's Special Grant Program in the Chemical Sciences provides funding for innovative projects in any area consistent with the Dreyfus Foundation's broad objective to advance the chemical sciences. Examples of areas of interest include but are not limited to the increase in public awareness, understanding, and appreciation of the chemical sciences; innovative approaches to chemistry education at all levels (K-12, undergraduate, and graduate); and efforts to make chemistry careers more attractive. Research proposals are not customarily considered. (PND 5/11/12)

Deadline: 6/4/2012

19-5 Plug and Play Photovoltaics (DOE)

Through the Plug and Play Photovoltaics Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA), the Department of Energy will invest up to $25 million over five years to advance the development of a commercial plug-and-play photovoltaic system, which is envisioned as an off-the-shelf product that is fully inclusive with little need for individual customization. Homeowners can install the system without special training or tools. The homeowner simply plugs the system into a PV-ready circuit and an automatic PV discovery process initiates communication between the system and the utility. The plug-and-play concept has been implemented very successfully in the computer and automotive industries. The Department of Energy believes that these same innovations can be applied to the PV industry to reduce costs and simplify installations. This funding opportunity seeks to fundamentally change the design and installation of residential PV systems and help automate utility interconnection and permitting processes. DE-FOA-0000653 (GG 4/16/12)

Deadline: 6/18/2012


19-6 Dear Colleague Letter: Research Experience for Teachers (RET): Funding Opportunity in the Biological Sciences (NSF)

This letter is to call your attention to a long-standing opportunity that enables K-12 science educators to participate in projects funded by the Directorate for Biological Sciences (BIO) at the National Science Foundation (NSF). The goal of the Research Experiences for Teachers (RET) activity is to enhance the professional development of K-12 science educators through research experience at the emerging frontiers of science in order to bring new knowledge into the classroom. BIO strongly encourages all its grantees to make special efforts to identify talented teachers who can participate in this RET activity to integrate research and education. NSF 12-075

Deadline: Varies

19-7 DOD FY12 Lung Cancer Research Program Idea Development Award (DoD)

The Lung Cancer Research Program Idea Development Award is designed to promote new ideas that are still in the early stages of development and have the potential to yield impactful data and new avenues of investigation. This mechanism supports conceptually innovative, high-risk/high-reward research that could lead to critical discoveries or major advancements that will accelerate progress toward eradicating deaths from lung cancer. Applications should include well-formulated, testable hypothesis based on strong scientific rationale. W81XWH-12-LCRP-IDA (GG 4/17/12)

Deadline: 9/20/2012

19-8 Role of Environmental Chemical Exposures in the Development of Obesity, Type 2 Diabetes and Metabolic Syndrome (R01) (NIH)

The Funding Opportunity Announcement, issued by the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS), encourages grant applications to understand the role of environmental chemical exposures in the development of obesity, type 2 diabetes and/or metabolic syndrome. Applications must link an environmental exposure to the increased incidence of weight gain, glucose tolerance/insulin sensitivity and aspects of metabolic syndrome in animal models or human studies. While any exposure window is acceptable it is anticipated that the most sensitive time for exposures to affect the disease outcomes will be during development e.g. in utero and/or neonatal or early childhood. For human studies developmental exposures (in utero and early childhood) should be linked to early biomarkers of disease onset. Animal studies should focus on identifying environmental chemicals that alter endpoints indicative of affecting disease development and the site and mechanism(s) of the effects that lead to the increased disease incidence. PA-12-185 (NIHG 5/11/12)

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

19-9 New Investigator Grant for Arthritis Health Professionals (Arthritis Foundation)

New Investigator Awards are intended to provide the support for young Arthritis Health Professionals such as physical therapists as they initiate independent research related to arthritis. These grants typically cover the cost of salaries, consumable supplies, equipment, travel and other items to conduct the proposed research. Applicants must be establishing their first independent, self-directed laboratory for whom the institution provides space and other resources. The New Investigator Award provides funding for a period of up to two years and is not for wet bench laboratory research. Suitable studies include, but are not limited to, functional, behavioral, nutritional, occupational, or epidemiological aspects of patient care and management. (TGA 5/12)

Deadline: 8/1/2012

19-10 U.S. - China Program for Biomedical Collaborative Research (R01) (NIH)

The purpose of the U.S.-China Program for Biomedical Collaborative Research is to stimulate collaborative basic, translational, and applied research between United States (U.S.)-based researchers and Chinese researchers in the areas of allergy, immunology, and infectious diseases including HIV/AIDS and its co-morbidities and co-infections, cancer, mental health, Parkinson's disease (PD), and stroke. RFA-AI-12-021 (NIHG 4/6/12)

Deadline: Letters of Intent 8/18/2012; Applications 9/18/2012

19-11 DoD Ovarian Cancer Pilot Award (DoD)

The OCRP Pilot Award supports conceptually innovative, high-risk/high-reward research that could ultimately lead to critical discoveries or major advancements that will drive the field of ovarian cancer research forward. The proposed research should include a testable hypothesis based on strong scientific rationale and serve as a catalyst to expand or modify current thinking about and/or approaches in ovarian cancer research. Preliminary data are not required, but are allowed. The strength of the application should be based on sound scientific rationale and logical reasoning. Clinical trials will not be supported by this award mechanism. W81XWH-12-OCRP-PA (GG 2/27/12)

Deadline: 7/18/2012

19-12 DOD Breast Cancer Innovator Award (DOD)

The Innovator Award supports visionary individuals who have demonstrated creativity, innovative work, and leadership in any field including, but not limited to, breast cancer. The Innovator Award will provide these individuals with the funding and freedom to pursue their most novel, visionary, high-risk ideas that could ultimately lead to ending breast cancer. W81XWH-12-BCRP-INNOV (GG 2/23/12)

Deadline: 8/2/2012


19-13 Project Awards (Sage)

The Foundation's awards are restricted to support for basic social science research within its announced programs. Currently, the Foundation is pursuing five principle areas: 1) A program of research on the Future of Work concerned principally with the causes and consequences of changes in the quality of low-wage work in the United States and other advanced economies; 2) A program of research on current U.S. Immigration aimed at discovering how well immigrants and their children are adapting socially, politically, and economically to life in the United States, particularly as they move beyond the traditional immigrant gateway cities; 3) A program on Cultural Contact concerned with understanding and improving relations between racial and ethnic groups in schools, workplaces, neighborhoods, and other key institutional settings; 4) A program on Social Inequality, focused on the social effects of rising economic inequality, with particular attention to the ways in which the U.S. political and educational systems have responded to growing economic disparities; and 5) A program of research on Behavioral Economics which incorporates the insights of psychology and other social sciences into the study of economic behavior. (TGA 5/12)

Deadline: Letters of Inquiry 8/1/2012, 3/1/2013

19-14 Cutting-Edge Basic Research Awards (CEBRA) (R21) (NIH)

The National Institute on Drug Abuse Cutting-Edge Basic Research Award (CEBRA) is designed to foster highly innovative or conceptually creative research related to drug abuse and addiction and how to prevent and treat them. It supports research that is high-risk and potentially high-impact that is underrepresented or not included in NIDA's current portfolio. The proposed research should: 1) test a highly novel and significant hypothesis for which there are scant precedent or preliminary data and which, if confirmed, would have a substantial impact on current thinking; and/or 2) develop or adapt innovative techniques or methods for addiction research, or that have promising future applicability to drug abuse research. PAR-12-086 (NIHG 1/27/12)