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June 22, 2012 (Vol. 21, No. 24)

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:


24-1 Research Experiences for Undergraduates (NSF)

The Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) program supports active research participation by undergraduate students in any of the areas of research funded by the National Science Foundation. REU projects involve students in meaningful ways in ongoing research programs or in research projects specifically designed for the REU program. This solicitation features two mechanisms for support of student research: 1) REU Sites are based on independent proposals to initiate and conduct projects that engage a number of students in research. REU Sites may be based in a single discipline or academic department or may offer interdisciplinary or multi-department research opportunities with a coherent intellectual theme. Proposals with an international dimension are welcome. 2) REU Supplements may be included as a component of proposals for new or renewal NSF grants or cooperative agreements or may be requested for ongoing NSF-funded research projects. Undergraduate student participants in either REU Sites or REU Supplements must be U.S. citizens, U.S. nationals, or permanent residents of the United States.NSF 12-569 (GG 6/18/12)

Deadline: 9/12/2012, Antarctica 5/24/2013

24-2 Arctic SEES (ArcSEES) Science, Engineering, and Education for Sustainability (NSF)

ArcSEES is a multi-year, interdisciplinary program which seeks both fundamental research that improves our ability to evaluate the sustainability of the Arctic human-environmental system as well as integrated efforts which will provide community-relevant sustainability pathways and engineering solutions. For this competition, interdisciplinary research will be focused in four thematic areas: the natural and living environment, the built environment, natural resource development, and governance. ArcSEES plans to support fundamental, pilot efforts and larger, outcomes-relevant research. All proposers are required to provide context for how the project advances science for sustainability and to identify the communities and real-world scenarios to which the research products are relevant. While community-based participatory research projects that engage Arctic resident and indigenous populations in the conception and implementation of the research are encouraged, ArcSEES also welcomes activities that entrain other classes of stakeholders and facilitate education through participation of tribal colleges and minority-serving institutions. NSF 12-553

Deadline: 9/14/2012


24-3 Documenting Democracy: Access to Historical Records Projects (NARA)

The National Historical Publications and Records Commission seeks proposals that promote the preservation and use of the nation's most valuable archival resources. Projects should expand our understanding of the American past by facilitating and enhancing access to primary source materials. The Commission will support such activities as establishing archives programs, processing archival collections at the basic or detailed levels, surveying and accessioning archival records, and converting existing archival collection finding aids to new online formats. Applicants may submit proposals for one or any combination of the following four project categories. Categories1. Basic Processing Proposals; 2) Detailed Processing for collections with proven high research demand or substantial preservation concerns; 3) Documentary Heritage; 4) Retrospective Conversion of Descriptive Information. ACCESS-201210 (GG 6/1/12)

Deadline: 10/4/2012


24-4 Personnel Development To Improve Services and Results for Children With Disabilities: Early Childhood Personnel Center (ED)

The purposes of this program are to 1) help address State-identified needs for highly qualified personnel in special education, related services, early intervention, and regular education to work with infants, toddlers, and children 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-061812-001 (GG 6/18/12)

Deadline: 7/18/2012

24-5 Arts in Education National Program (ED)

The Arts in Education National Program (AENP) supports national-level high-quality arts education activities and services for children and youth, with special emphasis on serving children from low income families and children with disabilities. The priority is one or more high-quality projects that are designed to develop and implement, or expand, initiatives in arts education and arts integration on a national level for prekindergarten-through-grade-12 children and youth, with special emphasis on serving children from low-income families and children with disabilities. In order to meet this priority, an applicant must demonstrate that the project for which it seeks funding will provide services and develop initiatives in multiple schools and school districts throughout the country, including in at least one urban, at least one rural, and at least one high-need community. ED-GRANTS-061512-001 (GG 6/18/12)

Deadline: 7/30/2012


24-6 Centers for Chemical Innovation (CCI) (NSF)

The Centers for Chemical Innovation (CCI) Program supports research centers focused on major, long-term fundamental chemical research challenges. CCIs that address these challenges will produce transformative research, lead to innovation, and attract broad scientific and public interest. CCIs are agile structures that can respond rapidly to emerging opportunities and make full use of cyberinfrastructure to enhance collaborations. CCIs may partner with researchers from industry, government laboratories and international organizations. CCIs integrate research, innovation, education, and informal science communication and include a plan to broaden participation of underrepresented groups. The CCI program is a two-phase program. Phase I CCIs receive significant resources to develop the science and integrative elements of a CCI before requesting Phase II funding. Only one proposal per eligible PI is allowed. NSF 12-572 (GG 6/18/12)

Deadline: Preliminary Proposal 10/9/2012

24-7 Partnerships for Innovation: Accelerating Innovation Research (PFI: AIR) (NSF)

To continue to strengthen the innovation ecosystem, NSF is revising NSF 12-511 to promote two choices under the Partnerships for Innovation (PFI): Accelerating Innovation Research (AIR) subprogram. The first choice, Technology Translation, encourages the translation of technologically-promising research discoveries made by prior and/or current NSF-funded investigators toward a path of commercialization; while the second choice, Research Alliance, promotes synergistic collaborations between an existing NSF-funded research alliance (including consortia such as Engineering Research Centers, Industry University Cooperative Research Centers, Science and Technology Centers, Nanoscale Science and Engineering Centers, Materials Research Science and Engineering Centers, Centers for Chemical Innovation, and Emerging Frontiers in Research and Innovation grantees) and other public and private entities to motivate the translation and transfer of research discoveries into innovative technologies and commercial reality. A PI may submit to PFI: AIR Technology Translation or PFI: AIR Research Alliance, but NOT both. NSF 12-571 (GG 6/18/12)

Deadline: Letters of Intent 9/12/2012, 3/13/12; Proposals 11/13/2012, 5/15/2013


24-8 Role of the Microflora in the Etiology of Gastro-Intestinal Cancer (R01) (NIH)

This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA), issued by the National Cancer Institute (NCI) and the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA), encourages innovative multidisciplinary research projects that will advance our mechanistic understanding of microflora influences on Gastro-Intestinal (GI) carcinogenesis. This FOA seeks applications that leverage and integrate information from large, meta-omic data sets to guide studies that identify critical microbial activities that can be mechanistically linked to GI carcinogenesis. Applicants may draw from existing large data sets, and may also propose to generate appropriate new data, including but not limited to data from both gene and protein analysis, such as DNA sequence and copy number, post-translational modifications, secreted signals, and protein-protein interaction data between host factors and individual microbial species, or communities of microbes. PAR-12-140 (NIHG 3/30/12)

Deadline: 7/2/2012, 11/1/2012, 3/4/2013


24-9 NICHD Research Short Courses (R25) (HHS)

The Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) invites applications for grants to develop and conduct short-term research education programs to improve the knowledge and skills of a broad-based community of biomedical and behavioral researchers conducting research on reproductive, developmental, behavioral, social, and rehabilitative processes that determine the health and well-being of newborns, infants, children, adults, families, and populations. The program should include both didactic and hands-on experiences. If appropriate, the program may include activities to disseminate course materials and instructional experience to the scientific community. Programs focusing on uses of model organisms are encouraged. PA-12-207 (NIHG 6/15/12)

Deadline: Letters of Intent 9/5/2012, 1/5/2013; Applications 10/5/2012, 2/5/2012

24-10 Research Education Grants for Statistical and Computational Training in the Genetics of Addiction (NIH)

The purpose of this opportunity is to encourage applications focused on research education in statistical and computational models to address genetics-based problems in addiction. Eligible participants may include undergraduate, graduate, and/or postdoctoral level students and may include both US and non-US citizens. PAR-12-199 (NIHG 6/8/12)

Deadline: 9/14/2012, 8/21/2013

24-11 Jennings Randolf Senior Fellowship (USIP)

The Jennings Randolph (JR) Senior Fellowship provides scholars, policy analysts, policy makers, journalists, and other experts with opportunities to spend time in residence at the Institute, reflecting and writing on pressing international peace and security challenges. Senior Fellowships usually last for ten months, starting in October, but shorter-term fellowships are also available. Fellowships are open to citizens of any country. The Institute awards between 10 and 12 fellowships per year. Priority is given to proposals deemed likely to make timely and significant contributions to the understanding and resolution of ongoing and emerging conflicts and other challenges to international peace and security. Applications are invited from all disciplines and professions. (TGA 6/12)

Deadline: 9/10/2012


24-12 Mental Health Research Dissertation Grant to Increase Diversity (R36) (NIH)

The purpose of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA), issued by the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), is to increase the diversity of the mental health research workforce by providing dissertation awards in all areas of research within the strategic priorities of the NIMH to individuals from diverse backgrounds underrepresented in mental health research to support the completion of the doctoral research project. PAR-12-103 (NIHG 2/17/12)

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