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June 15, 2012 (Vol. 21, No. 23)

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 32-11) 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:


23-1 Human Heredity and Health in Africa (H3Africa): Ethical, Legal, and Societal Issues (ELSI) Research Program (U01) (NIH)

This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) encourages applications to study the ethical, legal and societal issues (ELSI) of human genome research in African populations. Of particular interest are projects that propose focused bioethical, legal, and social science analyses of new or emerging issues. These applications should be for small, self-contained research projects. This FOA is complementary to the H3Africa: Collaborative Centers (RFA-RM-11-008), the H3Africa: the Research Projects (RFA-RM-12-004), and H3Africa: Biorepository Grants (RFA-RM-12-003) FOAs that were released previously. RFA-RM-12-005 (GG 6/15/12)

Deadline: Letters of Intent 9/29/2012; Applications 10/29/2012

23-2 Climate and integrated Assessment Modeling Studies (EPA)

This notice announces the availability of funds and solicits proposals that advance the field of the economic and integrated assessment modeling of climate change through expert modeling comparisons and studies. EPA expects that the field will benefit from model comparison studies and collaborations involving domestic and international modelers studying energy, economics, and greenhouse gases. These model comparisons and modeling studies should benefit the modeling community, stakeholders who use model outputs, and the general public by increasing the quality, transparency, and understanding of models, input datasets, and modeling assumptions. EPA-OAR-CCD-12-07 (GG 6/13/12)

Deadline: 7/27/2012

23-3 Advances in Biological Informatics (ABI) (NSF)

The Advances in Biological Informatics (ABI) program seeks to encourage new approaches to the analysis and dissemination of biological knowledge for the benefit of both the scientific community and the broader public. The ABI program is especially interested in the development of informatics tools and resources that have the potential to advance--or transform--research in biology supported by the Directorate for Biological Sciences at the National Science Foundation. The ABI program accepts three major types of proposals: Innovation awards that seek to pioneer new approaches to the application of informatics to biological problems, Development awards that seek to provide robust cyberinfrastructure that will enable transformative biological research, and Sustaining awards that seek to support ongoing operations and maintenance of existing cyberinfrastructure that is critical for continued advancement of priority biological research. NSF 12-567

  • · URL: http://nsf.gov/pubs/2012/nsf12567/nsf12567.htm

Deadline: 9/10/2012


23-4 Food and Agricultural Sciences National Needs Graduate Fellowship Grants (USDA)

This grant program supports: 1) training students for Master's and doctoral degrees in food, agricultural and natural resource sciences, and 2) Special International Study or Thesis/Dissertation Research Travel Allowances for eligible USDA NNF beneficiaries. Awards are specifically intended to support traineeship programs that engage outstanding students to pursue and complete their degrees in USDA mission areas. Applications are being solicited from institutions that confer a graduate degree in at least one of the following Target Expertise Shortage Areas: 1) animal and plant production; 2) forest resources; 3) agricultural educators and communicators; 4) agricultural management and economics; 5) food science and human nutrition; 6) sciences for agricultural biosecurity; and 7) training in integrative biosciences for sustainable food and agricultural systems. USDA-NIFA-HEP-003849 (GG 6/14/12)

Deadline: 8/15/2012


23-5 Digital Humanities Start-up Grants (NEH)

The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) invites applications to the Digital Humanities Start-Up Grants program. This program is designed to encourage innovations in the digital humanities. Proposals should be for the planning or initial stages of digital initiatives in any area of the humanities. Digital Humanities Start-Up Grants may involve research that brings new approaches or documents best practices in the study of the digital humanities; planning and developing prototypes of new digital tools for preserving, analyzing, and making accessible digital resources, including libraries' and museums' digital assets; scholarship that focuses on the history, criticism, and philosophy of digital culture and its impact on society; scholarship or studies that examine the philosophical or practical implications and impact of the use of emerging technologies in specific fields or disciplines of the humanities, or in interdisciplinary collaborations involving several fields or disciplines; innovative uses of technology for public programming and education utilizing both traditional and new media; and new digital modes of publication that facilitate the dissemination of humanities scholarship in advanced academic as well as informal or formal educational settings at all academic levels. 20120925-HD (GG 6/8/12)

Deadline: 9/25/2012


23-6 Dear Colleague Letter - US Ignite: The Next Steps (NSF)

The NSF Global Environment for Network Innovations (GENI) program is now in its 5th year. At this stage, the focus has moved from developing and prototyping GENI to using it. While GENI will continue to provide a national research and education resource for networking scientists and engineers for years to come, NSF intends to further extend its usefulness through the US Ignite Initiative by encouraging the research community to develop novel, public sector applications that take advantage of ultra-fast software-defined networks and which have potential for significant societal impact. The primary goal of the US Ignite is to break a fundamental deadlock: there is insufficient investment in gigabit applications that can take advantage of advanced network infrastructure because such infrastructure is rare and dispersed. And conversely, there is a lack of broad availability of advanced broadband infrastructure for open experimentation and innovation because there are few advanced applications and services to justify it. US Ignite intends to break this deadlock by providing incentives for imagining, prototyping, and developing public sector gigabit applications and by leveraging and extending this network testbed across US campuses and cities. NSF is currently emphasizing the development of public sector gigabit applications in areas of national priority-- advanced manufacturing, clean energy and transportation, cyber learning, health IT, and public safety/emergency preparedness. Prior to submitting an EAGER proposal or supplemental funding request, however, a two-page summary must be submitted by email to usignite@nsf.gov. NSF 12-085

Deadline: N/A

23-7 SunShot Solar Energy Evolution and Diffusion Studies (SEEDS) (DOE)

Through the Solar Energy Evolution and Diffusion Studies (SEEDS) Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA), the Department of Energy will invest up to $9 million over three years to support research on solar energy innovation dynamics and technology adoption patterns. SEEDS supports the development of a diversity of analytical, numerical, and computational tools and methods; implementation of pilot test strategies for modifying current business and policy practices; and assessment of pilot tests outcomes for impact and scalability. Through SEEDS, the Department of Energy seeks to launch a series of systematic investigations that will result in viable methods for dramatically transforming the operations of solar researchers, manufacturers, developers, installers, and policymakers. DE-FOA-0000740 (GG 6/13/12)

Deadline: Concept Papers 7/13/2012

23-8 Resilient Extreme-Scale Solvers (RX-Solvers) (DOE)

Advanced Scientific Computing Research (ASCR), Office of Science (SC), US Department of Energy (DOE), invites applications for basic research in Resilient Extreme-Scale Solvers (RX-Solvers) that demonstrably advances the state of science and practice for scalable, resilient, extreme-scale numerical algorithms, to enable scientific discovery on the supercomputers expected to come online in the next 5-10 years and lay the foundation for research in numerical algorithms for extreme-scale scientific computing. DE-FOA-0000742 (GG 6/8/12)

Deadline: 8/13/2012

23-9 FY 2013 Research Opportunities in High Energy Physics (DOE)

The Office of High Energy Physics at the U.S. Department of Energy's Office of Science invites new grant applications for support of research programs in high-energy physics. The HEP program focuses on three scientific frontiers: The Energy Frontier, where powerful accelerators are used to create new particles, reveal their interactions, and investigate fundamental forces; The Intensity Frontier, where intense particle beams and highly sensitive detectors are used to purse alternate pathways to investigate fundamental forces and particle interactions by studying events that occur rarely in nature; and The Cosmic Frontier, where non-accelerator-based experiments and telescopes are used to make measurements of naturally occurring phenomena that will offer new insight and information about the nature of dark matter, dark energy, and other phenomena to understand fundamental properties of matter and energy. DE-FOA-0000733 (GG 6/8/12)

Deadline: Letters of Intent 7/16/2012; Applications 9/10/2012

23-10 Focused Research Groups in the Mathematical Sciences (FRG) (NSF)

The purpose of the FRG activity is to allow groups of researchers to respond to recognized scientific needs of pressing importance, to take advantage of current scientific opportunities, or to prepare the ground for anticipated significant scientific developments in the mathematical sciences. Groups may include, in addition to mathematicians and statisticians, researchers from other science and engineering disciplines appropriate to the proposed research. The activity supports projects for which the collective effort by a group of researchers is necessary to reach the scientific goals. Projects should be scientifically focused and well-delineated. It is not the intent of this activity to provide general support for infrastructure. Projects should also be timely, limited in duration to up to three years, and substantial in their scope and impact. NSF 12-566

  • · URL: http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2012/nsf12566/nsf12566.htm

Deadline: 9/21/2012


23-11 Developing and Improving Institutional Animal Resources (G20) (NIH)

This FOA issued by the Division of Program Coordination, Planning and Strategic Initiatives, Office of Research Infrastructure Programs (ORIP), Office of the Director, National Institutes of Health, solicits applications from biomedical research institutions that propose to renovate, repair, or improve individual animal resources. Support can be requested to alter and renovate (A&R) the animal facilities, as well as to improve the animal care equipment in the facility. Only one application per institution is allowed. RFA-OD-12-008 (NIHG 6/8/12)

  • · URL: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-OD-12-008.html

Deadline: Internal 6/30/2012; Applications 8/7/2012 23

23-12 CVM Vet-LRN Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory Program - (U18) (FDA)

This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) issued by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Veterinary Laboratory Response Network (Vet-LRN) Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory Cooperative Agreement Program (U18) is to solicit applications from institutions/ organizations for inclusion into its Veterinary Diagnostic Cooperative Agreement Program. The Vet-LRN cooperative agreements are intended to provide increased sample analyses in the event of animal food or drug related illnesses or other large-scale animal food/feed emergency events requiring surge capacity testing of implicated diagnostic or animal food samples. Numbers of samples and scheduling of samples will be done by the Vet-LRN Program Office (VPO) at the Center for Veterinary Medicine in coordination with State/Local lab authorities. PA-12-194 (NIHG 6/8/12)

  • · URL: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-12-194.html

Deadline: 7/2/2012, 4/15/2013