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Office of Research & Sponsored Programs

June 8, 2012 (Vol. 21, No. 22)

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 22-11) 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:


22-1 Sloan Research Fellowships (Sloan)

The Sloan Research Fellowships seek to stimulate fundamental research by early-career scientists and scholars of outstanding promise. These two-year fellowships are awarded yearly to 126 researchers in recognition of distinguished performance and a unique potential to make substantial contribution to their field. Candidates for Sloan Research Fellowships are required to: a) hold a PH. D. (or equivalent) in chemistry, physics, mathematics, computer science, economics, neuroscience, computational and evolutionary molecular biology, ocean sciences or in a related interdisciplinary field; b) be members of the regular faculty (i.e., tenure track of a college or university in the United States or Canada; and c) normally, be no more than six years from completion of the most recent Ph. D. or equivalent as of the year of their nomination. No more than three nominations may be made from a department. (TGA 6/12)

Deadline: Nominations 9/15/2012

22-2 Documenting Endangered Languages (DEL) (NSF/NEH)

This funding partnership between the National Science Foundation (NSF) and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) supports projects to develop and advance knowledge concerning endangered human languages. Made urgent by the imminent death of roughly half of the approximately 7000 currently used languages, this effort aims to exploit advances in information technology to build computational infrastructure for endangered language research. The program supports projects that contribute to data management and archiving, and to the development of the next generation of researchers. NSF 11-554 (TGA 6/12)

Deadline: 9/15/2012

22-3 Army Research Laboratory Broad Agency Announcement for Basic and Applied Scientific Research (DOD)

This Broad Agency Announcement (BAA) sets forth research areas of interest to the Army Research Laboratory (ARL) Directorates and Army Research Office (ARO), for the competitive selection of basic research proposals. Research proposals are sought from educational institutions, nonprofit organizations, and commercial organizations for research in materials sciences; ballistics and aeromechanics sciences; information sciences; human sciences; survivability, lethality, and vulnerability analysis and assessment; chemistry; electronics; physics; environmental sciences; life sciences; mechanical sciences, mathematical sciences, computing sciences and network sciences. W911NF-12-R-0011 (GG 5/31/12)

Deadline: 3/31/2017

22-4 Research Fellowships (Humboldt)

Humboldt Research Fellowships for postdoctoral researchers are the instrument with which the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation enables highly-qualified scientists and scholars from abroad who are just embarking on their academic careers and who completed their doctorates less than four years ago to spend extended periods of research (6-24 months) in Germany. (TGA 5/12)

Deadline: Open


22-5 Modernizing Agricultural Education and Training Systems Program (MAETS) (USAID)

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) seeks applications from eligible institutions to implement one part of an activity entitled Modernizing Agricultural Education and Training Systems Program. The successful applicant will be awarded a five-year Leader with Associates (LWA) Cooperative Agreement with responsibility for designing and implementing a worldwide program of knowledge management and agricultural education and training services development activities intended to provide results in multiple countries and/or regions. The nature of the program lends itself to a consortium approach involving multiple universities with experience with agricultural extension services in conjunction with multiple NGO and/or for-profit entities with experience implementing international rural development field programs. USAID-WASHINGTON-BFS-11-000003-RFA (GG 6/6/12)

Deadline: 7/17/2012


22-6 Innovation in Archives and Documentary Editing (NARA)

The National Historical Publications and Records Commission seeks projects that are exploring innovative methods to improve the preservation, public discovery, or use of historical records. Projects may also focus on techniques and tools that will improve the professional performance and effectiveness of those who work with such records, such as archivists, documentary editors, and records managers. Projects must anticipate results that will affect more than a single institution or a single state. Projects may focus on methods of working with records in any format, including born-digital records. Projects designed to publish historical records must focus on innovative methods of presenting archival records as primary sources. INNOVATION-201210 (GG 6/1/12)

Deadline: 10/4/2012

22-7 Grants in Architecture and Related Arts (Graham)

Founded in 1956, the Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts makes project-based grants to individuals and organizations and produces public programs to foster the development and exchange of diverse and challenging ideas about architecture and its role in the arts, culture, and society. They support innovative, thought-provoking investigations in architecture; architectural history, theory, and criticism; design; engineering; landscape architecture; urban planning; urban studies; visual arts; and related fields of inquiry. Their interest also extends to work being done in the fine arts, humanities, and sciences that expands the boundaries of thinking about architecture and space. (TGA 6/12)

Deadline: Individuals 9/15/2012; Organizations 2/25/2013

22-8 Humanities Program (Delmas)

The Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation intends to further the humanities along a broad front, supporting projects which address the concerns of the historical studia humanitatis: a humanistic education rooted in the great tradition of the past; the formation of human beings according to cultural, moral, and aesthetic ideals derived from the past; and the ongoing debate over how these ideals may best be conceived and realized. Programs in the following areas are eligible: history; archaeology; literature; languages, both classical and modern; philosophy, ethics; comparative religion; the history, criticism, and theory of the arts; and those aspects of the social sciences which share the content and methods of humanistic disciplines. (TGA 3/12)

Deadline: Open


22-9 Cottrell Scholars Awards (RCFSA)

The main goal of the CSA program is to promote and support the university scholar model. University scholars are faculty members who have both excellent research programs and excellent approaches to student learning at the undergraduate level. Desired outcomes of the CSA program include: a) A culture shift in Ph.D.- granting institutions toward valuing the university scholar; b) Increased attraction and retention of undergraduates in science; c) Increased undergraduates from Ph.D.-granting institutions pursuing graduate degrees. A key objective of the program is to build a community of outstanding scholar-educators who are dedicated to becoming leaders in both research and teaching and who collectively have the potential to change the way science is taught nationally. Scholars are required to attend at least two annual Cottrell Scholar conferences while the award is active. The annual conference seeks to promote community among Cottrell Scholars and is held in early July in Tucson, AZ. Eligible applicants are tenure-track faculty members at U.S. institutions whose primary appointment is in a Bachelor's and Ph.D.-granting department of astronomy, biochemistry, biophysics, chemistry, or physics, but not in a school of medicine or engineering. (TGA 6/12)

Deadline: 8/1/12


22-10 Improving Diet and Physical Activity Assessment (R01) (NIH)

This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA), issued by the National Institutes of Health encourages innovative research to enhance the quality of measurements of dietary intake and physical activity. Applications submitted under this FOA may include development of: Novel assessment approaches; better methods to evaluate instruments; assessment tools for culturally diverse populations or various age groups, including older adults; improved technology or applications of existing technology; statistical methods to assess or correct for measurement errors or biases; methods to investigate the multidimensionality of diet and physical activity behavior through pattern analysis; or integrated measurement of diet and physical activity along with the environmental context of such behaviors. PAR-12-198 (NIHG 6/8/12)

Deadline: 2/5/13, 10/5/13

22-11 Advancing Digitization of Biodiversity Collections (ADBC) (NSF)

This program seeks to enhance and expand the national resource of digital data documenting existing vouchered biological and paleontological collections and to advance scientific knowledge by improving access to digitized information (including images) residing in vouchered scientific collections across the United States. The information associated with various collections of organisms, such as geographic, paleogeographic and stratigraphic distribution, environmental habitat data, phenology, information about associated organisms, collector field notes, and tissues and molecular data extracted from the specimens, is a rich resource providing the baseline from which to further biodiversity research and provide critical information about existing gaps in our knowledge of life on earth. The national resource is structured at three levels: a central coordinating organization, a series of thematic networks based on an important research theme, and the physical collections. Only one TCN proposal may be submitted by any one organization as the lead organization. NSF 12-565

Deadline: Internal 8/19/2012; Proposals 10/19/12


22-12 Calvin K. Kazanjian Economics Foundation (Kazanjian)

While the Kazanjian Foundation maintains a vital interest in the overall efforts to increase economic literacy, the Board of Trustees will give special attention to proposals and projects with national impact that address the following issues: a) The Foundation has an abiding interest in elevating the nation's understanding of the need for economic education. It will support programs that raise various public's participation in economic education and/or create a demand for greater economic literacy; b) The application of new strategies for teaching economics including on-line and web-based instruction is of interest to the Foundation; c) Projects, policy studies, or programs that encourage measurement of economic understanding more often and/or more effectively are of specific interest; and d) The large number of students at risk of leaving school, and hence never effectively participation in the nation's economic system are of concern to the Foundation. (TGA 6/12)

Deadline: 9/15/2012, 2/15/2013

22-13 Senior Scientist Research Award (K05) (NIH)

The purpose of the Senior Scientist Research Award (K05) is intended to provide protected time for outstanding senior scientists who have demonstrated a sustained high level of productivity conducting biomedical research relevant to the scientific mission of the appropriate institute to focus on their research and to provide mentoring of new investigators. PA-12-148 (NIHG 3/30/12)

Deadline: 6/12/2012, 10/12/2012, 2/12/201