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July 6, 2012 (Vol. 21, No. 26)

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 26-5) 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:


26-1 NIH Director's Transformative Research Awards (R01) (NIH)

The NIH Director's Transformative Research Awards complements NIH's traditional, investigator-initiated grant programs by supporting individual scientists or groups of scientists proposing groundbreaking, exceptionally innovative, original and/or unconventional research with the potential to create new scientific paradigms, establish entirely new and improved clinical approaches, or develop transformative technologies. Little or no preliminary data are expected. Projects must clearly demonstrate the potential to produce a major impact in a broad area of biomedical or behavioral research. RFA-RM-12.017 (NIHG 6/29/12)

Deadline: Letters of Intent 8/2/2012; Applications 9/21/2012

26-2 Grants (Sloan)

The Alfred P. Sloan Foundation makes grants on six broad subject matters, known within the Foundation as major program areas. 1) Basic Research--The Foundation believes that a carefully reasoned and systematic understanding of the forces of nature and society, when applied inventively and wisely, can lead to a better world for all. With its Basic Research program area, the Foundation expands that understanding by funding original, high-quality research in science, technology, engineering and mathematics. 2) Education--The Alfred P. Sloan Foundation is unique among foundations in its focus on science and technology. They believe that the scholars and practitioners in scientific and technical fields are chief drivers of the nation's prosperity. Grants in the Science Education program area promote access to the scientific enterprise, provide information about scientific and technical careers, and encourage innovation to the structure of scientific training. 3)Public Understanding of Science--in its Public Understanding of Science program, the Foundation makes grants that foster a better public understanding of the increasingly scientific and technological environment in which we live. 4) Performance and the Quality of Life--The Alfred P. Sloan Foundation believes that a theory-based, empirically-tested understanding of the U.S. economy is essential to improving the American quality of life. The Foundation funds grants for high-quality original research that promise to broaden that understanding or use it to improve American Institutions. (TGA 5/12)

Deadline: Open


26-3 Higher Education Multicultural Scholars Program (USDA)

The National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) announces the availability of grant funds and requests applications for the Higher Education Multicultural Scholars Program (MSP) for fiscal year 2012 to conduct undergraduate and DVM scholarship programs to meet national and international needs for training food and agricultural scientists and professionals, or professionals in rural economic, community and business development. USDA-NIFA-HEMS-003871 (GG 7/2/12)

Deadline: 8/29/2012


26-4 NEH/DFG Bilateral Digital Humanities Program (NEH)

The National Endowment for the Humanities and the German Research Foundation (DFG) are working together to offer support for projects that contribute to developing and implementing digital infrastructures and services for humanities research. In order to encourage new approaches and develop innovative methods in any field of the humanities, these grants provide funding for up to three years in any of the following areas: developing innovative methods--as well as standards and best practices--or building and merging digital collections that are important to the American and German scholarly community for use in research; developing and implementing generic tools, methods, and techniques for accessing and processing digital resources relevant to humanities research; ensuring the completion and long-term sustainability of existing digital resources; creating new digital modes of scholarly communication and publishing that facilitate international cooperation and dissemination of humanities scholarship; and developing models and case studies for effectively managing digital data generated in humanities research projects. 20120927-HG (GG 7/2/12)

Deadline: 9/27/2012


26-5 Critical Zone Observatories (CZO) (NSF)

NSF seeks proposals to establish a networked set of Critical Zone Observatories (CZOs) that will address pressing interdisciplinary scientific questions concerning geological, physical, chemical, and biological processes and their couplings that govern critical zone system dynamics. The CZOs are expected, collectively, to 1) measure and quantify the significant processes of the critical zone on appropriate time and space scales; 2) develop a unifying theoretical framework that integrates new understanding of coupled hydrological, geochemical, geomorphological, sedimentological and biological processes; and 3) develop, couple and validate system-level models to predict how the critical zone responds to external forces such as anthropogenic, climatic, and/or tectonic processes. An overarching goal of the critical zone observatory network, which will be comprised of US-based sites, is to offer scalable and transferable information that could enhance the scale and scope of the knowledge building and societal benefits that will accrue beyond where the specific CZOs are located. Any one institution may submit only one CZO proposal as Lead institution. NSF 12-575

Deadline: Internal 11/5/2012; Proposals 2/5/2012

26-6 Land-Cover/Land-Use Change (NASA)

The LCLUC program has a special place in NASA Earth Science in developing interdisciplinary approaches combining aspects of physical, social and economic science, with a high level of societal relevance, while using remote sensing tools, methods, and data. This solicitation consists of two elements: Global mapping of industrial forests from Landsat observations and Syntheses of LCLUC studies in Eurasia.

Deadline: Step One 12/1/2012, Step Two 6/1/2013


26-7 International Collaborations in Organismal Biology Between US and Israeli Investigators (ICOB) (NSF)

The National Science Foundation is partnering with the United States-Israel Binational Science Foundation (BSF) to support collaborative research between US and Israeli investigators in areas of biology supported by the NSF Division of Integrative Organismal Systems (IOS). The Division of Integrative Organismal Systems supports research aimed at an integrative understanding of organisms. The goal is to predict why organism are structured the way they are, and function as they do.The overriding objective of IOS is to support research to understand the fundamental nature of life by understanding the emergent properties of organisms. Understanding these emergent systems properties of organisms requires integrative, interdisciplinary approaches. The Division encourages proposals that include analyses across multiple levels of biological organization, from molecular through ecological, theoretical as well as advanced computational techniques, and interdisciplinary collaborations involving scientists from all areas of biology, behavioral science, physical science, mathematics, engineering, and computer science. (GG 6/29/12) NSF 12-577

Deadline: Preliminary Proposals 9/4/2012; Proposals 12/3/2012

26-8 Early Career Fellowships--Cancer Research (Runyon)

The Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation seeks to accelerate breakthroughs in research by providing the best young scientists with funds to pursue innovative cancer research. The Fellowship Award is designed to provide early career scientists with resources to further hone their cancer research skills and explore their own ideas while working with mentors in top universities and cancer research centers. The foundation encourages all theoretical and experimental research relevant to the study of cancer and the search for cancer causes, mechanisms, therapies, and prevention. (PND 6/29/12)

Deadline: 8/15/2012, 3/15/2013

26-9 Biomarkers for Early Detection of Hematopoietic Malignancies (R01) (NIH)

This Funding Opportunity Announcement, issued by the National Cancer Institute, encourages research projects for the development and validation of biomarkers for: a) early detection, prediction of progression, and recurrence of hematopoietic malignancies, especially in high-risk individuals; and b) for risk assessment of primary and secondary hematopoietic malignancies. This FOA also encourages the development and improvement of specific technologies and methods for quantitative detection of novel biomarkers associated with hematopoietic malignancies. PA-12-221 (NIHG 6/29/12)

  • · URL: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-12-221.html

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

26-10 Cardiovascular Risk Reduction in Underserved Communities (R01) (NIH)

The overall objective is to build the evidence base and accelerate the implementation and translation of evidence- or practice-based interventions into practice in rural communities. To accomplish this objective, NHLBI invites applications that will plan and execute well-designed controlled trials that maximize the opportunities available in rural communities to reduce cardiovascular disease risk factors. The long-term goal is to foster sustainable interventions and scientific research that will lead to reduced cardiovascular morbidity and mortality in high-risk rural populations. RFA-HL-13-013 (NIHG 3/30/12)

Deadline: Letters of Intent 12/11/2012, Applications 1/11/2013

26-11 Broad Agency Announcement (BAA) for the Naval Medical Research and Development Center-Frederick (DOD)

The Director, Naval Medical Research and Development Center-Frederick (NAVMEDRSCHDEVCTR-Frederick) is interested in receiving proposals for innovative approaches in infectious disease research, non-communicable disease research, and combat casualty care research. N62645-BAA-12-1 (GG 1/19/12)

Deadline: 12/31/2012


26-12 Macroeconomic Aspects of Population Aging (R01) (NIH)

This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) invites research on the macroeconomics of aging--the impact of population aging on the macroeconomy and in turn how macroeconomic factors impact health and well-being. Beyond the fiscal costs of health and long-term care and public pensions, population aging could have profound effects on economic well-being through impacts on multiple sectors of the economy, including factor markets, trade, capital flows, technological change, and ultimately, economic growth. Examination of these issues--particularly in open economies in which it is not sufficient to aggregate up from individual or household behaviors--will require complex modeling of sectors and flows and international transactions. PAR-12-186 (NIHG 5/18/12)

Deadline: 10/3/2012, 10/3/2013