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June 29, 2012 (Vol. 21, No. 25)

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:


25-1 NIH Support for Conferences and Scientific Meetings (Parent R13/U13) (NIH)

The purpose of the NIH Research Conference (R13) Grant and NIH Research Conference Cooperative Agreement (U13) Programs is to support high quality conferences that are relevant to the public health and to the scientific mission of the participating Institutes and Centers. PA-12-212 (NIHG 6/22/12)

Deadline: 8/12/2012, 12/12/2012, 4/12/2013

25-2 Field Research (NGS)

The National Geographic Society awards grants for scientific field research and exploration through its Committee for Research and Exploration. All proposed projects must have both a geographical dimension and relevance to other scientific fields and be of broad scientific interest. Applications are generally limited to the following disciplines: anthropology, archaeology, astronomy, biology, botany, geography, geology, oceanography, paleontology, and zoology. In addition the committee is emphasizing multidisciplinary projects that address environmental issues (e.g., loss of biodiversity and habitat, effects of human population pressures). (TGA 11/11)

Deadline: Open


25-3 Agriculture and Food Research Initiative: Food Safety (USDA)

This AFRI Challenge Area promotes and enhances the scientific discipline of food safety, with an overall aim of protecting consumers from microbial and chemical contaminants that may occur during all stages of the food chain, from production to consumption. This requires an understanding of the interdependencies of human, animal, and ecosystem health as it pertains to foodborne pathogens. The long-term outcome for this program is to reduce foodborne illnesses and deaths by improving the safety of the food supply, which will result in reduced impacts on public health and on our economy. In order to achieve this outcome, this program will support single function Research Projects and multi-function Integrated Research, Education, and/or Extension Projects, and Food and Agricultural Science Enhancement (FASE) Grants that address one of the Program Area Priorities. USDA-NIFA-AFRI-003850 (GG 6/25/12)

Deadline: Letters of Intent 8/20/2012; Applications 11/14/2012

25-4 Rangeland Research Program (USDA)

The goal of RRP is to contribute to the improvement of U.S. rangeland resources and the ecosystem services they provide by supporting the development of new and emerging rangeland science methodologies which specifically address the interrelationships between multiple disciplines. The primary purpose of RRP is to provide U.S. agricultural producers, rural landowners, and land managers with integrated science strategies to make informed land management decisions with an emphasis on enhancing the restoration and sustainable integrity of U.S. rangelands. USDA-NIFA-OP-003868 (GG 6/26/12)

Deadline: 7/30/2012


25-5 Diagnostic Systems for Magnetic Fusion Energy Sciences (DOE)

The Office of Fusion Energy Sciences (OFES) of the Office of Science (SC), U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), announces its interest in receiving applications to conduct experimental research for the development of innovative and advanced measurement capabilities for magnetic fusion plasmas, leading to improved understanding of plasma behavior in fusion experiments relevant to magnetic fusion energy sciences. All individuals or groups planning to submit proposals for new or renewal funding in Fiscal Year 2013 should submit in response to this Announcement. DE-FOA-0000744 (GG 6/22/12)

Deadline: 8/14/2012

25-6 Career Awards at the Scientific Interface (Wellcome)

BWF's Career Awards at the Scientific Interface provide $500,000 to bridge advanced postdoctoral training and the first years of faculty service. These awards are intended to foster the early career development of researchers with backgrounds in the physical/mathematical/computational sciences and engineers whose work addresses biological questions.

Deadline: Preproposals 9/4/2012

25-7 Development of an Academic Certificate Program in Nuclear Security (DOS)

The U.S. Department of State's Office of Cooperative Threat Reduction (ISN/CTR) is pleased to announce a new funding opportunity through this Request for Applications (RFA). ISN/CTR invites U.S.-based educational institutions to submit proposals to develop a tailored academic certificate program in nuclear security issues for future and current scientists, technicians, and engineers. ISN-ISNCTR-12-001 (GG 6/23/12)

Deadline: 7/23/2012

25-8 Dear Colleague Letter: Office of Cyberinfrastructure (OCI) - Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (EPSCoR) (NSF)

The National Science Foundation (NSF)

Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (EPSCoR) and Office of Cyberinfrastructure (OCI) wish to draw your attention to programs available at NSF, which could help advance the state of cyberinfrastructure (CI) within your EPSCoR jurisdiction. Current solicitations offered by OCI, or having OCI participation, of particular interest to EPSCoR jurisdictions: Building Community and Capacity for Data-Intensive Research in the Social, Behavioral, and Economic Sciences and in Education and Human Resources (BCC-SBE/EHR) (NSF 12-538); Campus Cyberinfrastructure - Network Infrastructure and Engineering Program (CC-NIE) (NSF 12-541); Integrative Graduate Education and Research Traineeship Program-CIF21 Track (IGERTCIF21) (NSF 12-555); a new IGERT-CIF21 track created as a mechanism to address the training and education needs in CDS&E and cyberinfrastructure research. Core Techniques and Technologies for Advancing Big Data Science & Engineering (BIGDATA) (NSF 12-499); and Data Infrastructure Building Blocks (DIBBS) (NSF 12-557). NSF 12-083

Deadline: Varies

25-9 Grants for Research and Analysis on Energy (Energy Foundation)

The Energy Foundation is a partnership of major donors interested in solving the world's energy problems. The Foundation's mission is to advance energy efficiency and renewable energy--new technologies that are essential components of a clean energy future. The geographic focus is on the United States and China, the largest and fastest growing energy markets in the world. The Foundation's primary role is as a grantmaker, providing resources to the institutions that most effectively leverage change. The following program areas are currently available: Power, Buildings, Transportation, Climate, and the China Sustainable Energy Program. (TGA 11/11)

Deadline: Open

25-10 Software Infrastructure for Sustained Innovation (SI2) Grand Challenges in the Chemical Sciences (NSF)

Software is an integral enabler of computation, experiment and theory and a primary modality for realizing the NSF's vision for a Cyberinfrastructure Framework for 21st Century Science and Engineering (CIF21). Scientific discovery and innovation are advancing along fundamentally new pathways opened by the development of increasingly sophisticated software. Software is also directly responsible for increased scientific productivity and significant enhancement of researchers' capabilities. In order to nurture, accelerate and sustain this critical mode of scientific progress, NSF established the multi-tiered Software Infrastructure for Sustained Innovation (SI2) program, with the overarching goal of transforming innovations in research and education into sustained software resources that are an integral part of the cyberinfrastructure. Grand challenges in the chemical sciences will be advanced through the provision of enabling and sustainable software that allows researchers to flexibly and rapidly prototype and test new algorithms or methods; leverage new heterogeneous architectures; and explore new data-enabled scenarios. This SI2 solicitation is for international software collaborations addressing grand challenges in the chemical sciences, in partnership with the EPSRC in the United Kingdom. NSF 12-576

Deadline: Preliminary Proposals 8/27/2012; Proposals 9/27/2012


25-11 Functions of Skeletal Muscle beyond Contraction (R01) (NIH)

With this funding opportunity announcement, the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases encourages applications for support of innovative projects aimed at studying the spectrum of activities of skeletal muscle in health and disease that are beyond its role in contraction and locomotion. These activities include endocrine and paracrine functions of skeletal muscle, resting muscle thermogenesis, sensing of biomechanical stimuli, storing amino acids, regulating systemic metabolism, etc. Advancing understanding of these important functions of muscle may lead to novel strategies for the prevention or treatment of common conditions such as cachexia, obesity, diabetes and sarcopenia. PA-12-208 (NIHG 6/22/12)

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

25-12 Identifying Non-coding RNA Targets for Early Detection of Cancer (R01) (NIH)

This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA), issued by the National Cancer Institute (NCI), encourages research projects on non-coding RNAs (ncRNAs) and their targets in preneoplastic lesions and early stage cancers. This FOA also encourages research projects to assess the usefulness of stable microRNAs (miRNAs) and ncRNAs to predict progression to cancer and as biomarkers for early cancer detection and screening. Building on both basic and biomarker research on microRNAs (miRNA), this FOA will further promote research on all classes of ncRNAs and support the translation of stable miRNAs into cancer screening or diagnostic tests. PA-12-213 (NIHG 6/22/12)

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


25-13 Biobehavioral Research Awards for Innovative New Scientists (BRAINS) (RO1) (NIH)

The Biobehavioral Research Awards for Innovative New Scientists (BRAINS) award is intended to support the research and research career development of outstanding scientists who are in the early, formative stages of their careers and who plan to make a long term career commitment to research in specific mission areas of the NIMH. This award seeks to assist these individuals in launching an innovative clinical, translational, basic or services research program that holds the potential to profoundly transform the understanding, diagnosis, treatment, or prevention of mental disorders. Each year the BRAINS program will focus on a specific area of research and/or research career development need. RFA-MH-13-110 (NIHG 6/22/12)

Deadline: Letters of Intent 9/23/2012; Applications 10/23/2012

25-14 Geography and Spatial Sciences Program (GSS) (NSF)

The Geography and Spatial Sciences Program sponsors research on the geographic distributions and interactions of human, physical, and biotic systems on the Earth's surface. Investigations are encouraged to propose plans for research about the nature, causes, and consequences of human activity and natural environmental processes across a range of scales. Projects on a variety of topics (both domestic and international) qualify for support if they offer promise of contributing to scholarship by enhancing geographical knowledge, concepts, theories, methods, and their application to societal problems and concerns. GSS encourages projects that explicitly integrate undergraduate and graduate education into the overall research agenda. NSF 12-570

Deadline: Proposals 9/13/2012; Dissertation 2/14/2013