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Office of Research & Sponsored Programs

June 1, 2012 (Vol. 21, No. 21)

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:


21-1 Joint DMS/NIGMS Initiative to Support Research at the Interface of the Biological and Mathematical Sciences (NSF/NIH)

The Division of Mathematical Sciences in the Directorate for Mathematical and Physical Sciences at the National Science Foundation and the National Institute of General Medical Sciences at the National Institutes of Health plan to support research in mathematics and statistics on questions in the biological and biomedical sciences. Both agencies recognize the need and urgency for promoting research at the interface between the mathematical sciences and the life sciences. This competition is designed to encourage new collaborations, as well as to support existing ones. NSF 12-561

Deadline: 9/17/2012

21-2 Call for Proposals for the BSF Workshop Program (BSF)

The U.S.-Israel Binational Science Foundation (BSF) has just published a Call for Proposals in the BSF Workshop Program, which offers funding for joint applications from U.S. and Israeli co-PIs to organize and conduct a workshop that is focused on bringing together Israeli, American and Palestinian scientists for the purpose fo facilitating the development of partnership research programs

Deadline: 9/6/2012

21-3 Research Interests of the Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR)

The Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR) manages the basic research investment for the U.S. Air Force (USAF). As a part of the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL), AFOSR's technical experts foster and fund research within the Air Force Research Laboratory, universities, and industry laboratories to ensure the transition of research results to support USAF needs. Using a carefully balanced research portfolio, research managers seek to create revolutionary scientific breakthroughs, enabling the Air Force and U.S. industry to produce world-class, militarily significant, and commercially valuable products. To accomplish this task, AFOSR solicits proposals for basic research through this general Broad Agency Announcement (BAA). This BAA outlines the Air Force Defense Research Sciences Program. AFOSR invites proposals for research in many broad areas. BAA-AFOSR-2012-0001 (GG 3/27/12)

Deadline: White Papers: Open


21-4 Community Sustainability and Environmental Stewardship Projects (NFWF)

Wells Fargo and the National Fish & Wildlife Foundation have announced Environmental Solutions for Communities, a new grant program to help communities in the United States create a more sustainable future through responsible environmental stewardship.The program seeks to support projects that link economic development and community well-being to the stewardship and health of the environment. Collectively, investments under this initiative will promote a sustainable future for communities by supporting sustainable agricultural practices and private lands stewardship; conserving critical land and water resources and improving local water quality; restoring and managing natural habitat, species, and ecosystems that are important to community livelihoods; facilitating investments in green infrastructure, renewable energy and energy efficiency; and encouraging broad-based citizen participation in project implementation. (PND 5/18/12)

Deadline: 7/2/2012


21-5 Enduring Questions (NEH)

The NEH Enduring Questions grant program supports faculty members in the teaching and development of a new course that will foster intellectual community through the study of an enduring question. This question-driven course will encourage undergraduates and teachers to grapple with a fundamental concern of human life addressed by the humanities, and to join together in a deep and sustained program of reading in order to encounter influential thinkers over the centuries and into the present day. What is an enduring question? The following list is neither prescriptive nor exhaustive but serves to illustrate. · What is good government? · Can war be just? · What is friendship? · What is evil? · Are there universals in human nature? · What are the origins of the universe? 20120913-AQ (GG 5/30/12)

Deadline: 9/13/2012

21-6 America's Historical and Cultural Organizations (NEH)

America's Historical and Cultural Organizations grants provide support for museums, libraries, historic places, and other organizations that produce public programs in the humanities. Grants support the following formats:· exhibitions at museums, libraries, and other venues;· interpretations of historic places, sites, or regions;· book/film discussion programs; living history presentations; and other face-to-face programs at libraries, community centers, and other public venues; and· interpretive websites. 20210815-GE (GG 5/18/12)

Deadline: 8/15/2012


21-7 International Collaboration in Chemistry between US Investigators and their Counterparts Abroad (ICC) (NSF)

The National Science Foundation (NSF) seeks to enhance opportunities for collaborative activities between U.S. and foreign investigators. To realize this goal, the Division of Chemistry at NSF has partnered with the Fonds zur Förderung der wissenschaftlichen Forschung (FWF; Austrian Science Fund) of Austria, the Fundacao de Amparo a Pesquisa do Estado de Sao Paulo (Sao Paulo Research Foundation) of Brazil (FAPESP), the Agence Nationale de la Recherche (ANR; National Research Agency) of France, the U.S.-Israel Binational Science Foundation (BSF)of Israel, Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS), the Fonds National de la Recherche (FNR; National Research Fund) of Luxembourg, the Russian Foundation for Basic Research (RFBR), and the National Science Council of Taiwan (NSC). The NSF Division of Chemistry will accept collaborative research proposals in basic research in chemistry, written in English, which establish bilateral collaborations between US investigators and investigators from the countries listed above. US PIs may submit an ICC or an unsolicited proposal to the Division of Chemistry in 2012 but not both. NSF 12-562

Deadline: Preproposals 8/1/2012; Proposals 10/16/2012

21-8 U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission Research Announcement of Opportunity (NRC)

The NRC's Office of Nuclear Regulatory Research (RES) furthers the agency's regulatory mission by providing technical advice, technical tools and information for identifying and resolving safety issues, making regulatory decisions, and promulgating regulations and guidance. RES will consider applications from institutions or organizations that propose to conduct independent experiments and analyses, develop technical bases for supporting realistic safety decisions by the agency, and evaluate safety issues involving current and new designs and technologies. This FOA allows the PDs/PIs to define the scientific focus or objective of the research based on particular areas of interest and competence. Prior year RES awards include topics such as nuclear materials safety research, radioactive waste safety research, fire research, digital instrumentation and controls, advanced VHTR gas-cooled reactor, probabilistic risk assessment training, basic research on high temperature gas reactor thermal hydraulics and reactor physics. RGR-FN-0512-RES (GG 5/30/12)

Deadline: 6/26/2012


21-9 DoD Ovarian Cancer Academy Award-Early-Career Investigator (DoD)

The OCRP Ovarian Cancer Academy, which was initially created in FY09, is intended to be a unique, interactive virtual academy providing intensive mentoring, national networking, and a peer group for junior faculty. The overarching goal of the Ovarian Cancer Academy is to develop successful, highly productive ovarian cancer researchers in a collaborative research training environment. The current Ovarian Cancer Academy is a virtual career development and research training platform consisting of seven Early-Career Investigator/Designated Mentor pairs from different institutions and one Academy Dean. The Academy Dean serves as a resource for the Early-Career Investigators and Mentors, assesses the progress of the Early-Career Investigators, and facilitates communication and collaboration among all of the Early-Career Investigators and Mentors. W81XWH-12-OCRP-OCA (GG 2/27/12)

Deadline: 7/18/2012

21-10 DOD Breast Cancer Idea Award (DOD)

The Idea Award is designed to promote new ideas that are still in the early stages of development and have potential to yield highly 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 ending breast cancer. Applications should include a well-formulated, testable hypothesis based on strong scientific rationale. Innovation and impact are the most important aspects of the Idea Award. W81XWH-12-BCRP-IDEA (GG 2/23/12)

Deadline: 8/15/2012

21-11 Development of Measures to Determine Successful Hearing Health Care Outcomes (R01)(NIH)

The goal of this FOA is to encourage Research Project Grant (R01) applications that seek to identify the variables contributing to successful hearing health care outcomes in adults with hearing loss, and to develop and evaluate clinical measures of those variables. PAR-12-101 (NIHG 2/10/12)

Deadline: Letters of Intent 9/3/2012, 5/3/2013; Applications 10/3/2012, 6/3/2013


21-12 BJA FY 12 Visiting Fellows Program (BJA)

To address emerging issues and build capacity to improve the administration of criminal justice, BJA is launching a new BJA Visiting Fellows Program. The purpose of this program is to leverage state, local, or tribal subject-matter expertise to assess areas of need and to develop strategies, tools, and policies in collaboration with BJA staff for the benefit of the criminal justice field. By hosting up to five Fellows, BJA will collaborate with practitioners and researchers to build capacity to address gaps in priority and emerging issues in the criminal justice field. Fellowships will last 12-18 months, with a required residency at BJA of at least 6-12 months. These Fellows will be expected to produce specific deliverables that can address these priority issues, such as outreach to BJA stakeholders, applied research tools, training curricula or toolkits, articles or publications, and provision of technical subject-matter assistance. BJA-2012-3339 (GG 5/15/12)

Deadline: 6/28/2012

21-13 Rapid Assessment Post-Impact of Disaster (R03) (NIH)

The purpose of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to provide an expedited funding mechanism for research in the aftermath of disasters and mass casualty events. Potential applicants are strongly encouraged to contact NIMH Program Staff before submitting a RAPID application to determine whether or not the proposed work meets the guidelines of this program, whether requested RAPID funding is likely to be available, and whether the idea should be considered for initial submission as a fully developed, non-expedited application via a regular/parent FOA. RAPID grants described in this FOA may be used to facilitate initial research for investigators who intend to follow up with a full research application, using the preliminary time sensitive data from a RAPID grant as the basis for their subsequent application. PAR-12-180 (NIHG 5/4/12)

Deadline: Open