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July 20, 2012 (Vol. 21, No. 28)

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 28-1, 28-2) 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:


28-1 Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Talent Expansion Program (STEP) (NSF)

The Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Talent Expansion Program (STEP) seeks to increase the number of students (U.S. citizens or permanent residents) receiving associate or baccalaureate degrees in established or emerging fields within science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). Type 1 proposals are solicited that provide for full implementation efforts at academic institutions. Type 2 proposals are solicited that support educational research projects on associate or baccalaureate degree attainment in STEM. An institution that awards baccalaureate degrees is allowed to submit only one Type 1 proposal, or to be part of only one consortium submitting a Type 1 proposal. There are no restrictions on the number of Type 2 proposals that an individual or organization may submit. NSF 11-550

Deadline: Internal 8/1/2012; Proposals 9/25/2012

28-2 Innovation Corps - Regional Node Program (I-Corps Node) (NSF)

The National Science Foundation (NSF) seeks to develop and nurture a national innovation ecosystem that builds upon fundamental research to guide the output of scientific discoveries closer to the development of technologies, products and processes that benefit society. The National Science Foundation plans to build upon the I-Corps program and establish a National Innovation Network comprised of I-Corps Regional Nodes that will support the needs for innovation research and education. NSF is seeking to build a network of regional nodes that will work cooperatively to establish, utilize and sustain a national innovation ecosystem that further enhances the development of technologies, products and processes that benefit society. The interconnected nodes of this network may be diverse in research areas, resources, tools, programs, capabilities, and in geographic locations--while the network will have the flexibility to grow or reconfigure as needs arise. I-Corps Regional Nodes will foster understanding on how to: 1) identify, develop and support promising ideas that can generate value, 2) create and implement tools and resources that enhance our nation's innovation capacity, 3) gather, analyze, evaluate and utilize the data and insight resulting from the experiences of those participating in the I-Corps program and 4) share and leverage effective innovation practices on a national scale--to improve the quality of life for the U.S. citizenry. The limit on number of proposals per PI is 1. The limit on the number of proposals per organization is 1. NSF 12-586

Deadline: Internal 8/19/2012; Proposals 10/19/2012, 10/18/2013

28-3 Dear Colleague Letter: Unsolicited Proposals at the Interface of the Biological, Mathematical and Physical Sciences, and Engineering (NSF)

Divisions within the Directorate for Mathematical and Physical Sciences (MPS) have seen increasing numbers of proposals in recent years that focus on biological systems at all levels of biological organization, ranging from the sub-cellular level to the environment. Additionally, the Directorate of Engineering (ENG) seeks to contribute to the understanding of biology using engineering tools to exploit unique aspects of biological systems in applications that are useful in industrial, environmental, and health care arenas. At the same time, divisions in the Directorate for Biological Sciences (BIO) are receiving significantly more proposals that incorporate approaches and address questions that have traditionally been the domain of the mathematical and physical sciences and engineering. BIO, ENG and MPS recognize that it is vital for biological, mathematical, statistical and physical scientists and engineers to increase their collaborations, both in new research efforts and in ongoing research projects, to advance the frontiers of discovery and innovation. While many strong, vibrant interactions currently exist between the three directorates, this letter is to remind our research communities that BIO, MPS and ENG strongly encourage proposals from interdisciplinary research teams that involve collaborations among investigators from the biological, mathematical, and physical sciences and engineering to support new interactions that span interfaces between BIO, ENG, and MPS. Proposals that address the interface between the biological, mathematical and physical sciences and engineering should include the label BIOMAPS: at the beginning of the proposal title. Such proposals may be jointly considered by appropriate program directors in BIO, ENG, and MPS. Principal investigators should consult the NSF web site for additional information about programs in the three Directorates. Proposals must be submitted in accordance with the deadlines and proposal submission windows specified for unsolicited proposals for the respective programs. NSF 12-057

Deadline: Varies


28-4 CyberCorps: Scholarship for Service (SFS) (NSF)

The CyberCorps: Scholarship for Service (SFS) program seeks proposals that address cybersecurity education and workforce development. The Scholarship Track provides funding to award scholarships to students in cybersecurity. In return for their scholarships, recipients will work after graduation for a Federal, State, Local, or Tribal Government organization in a position related to cybersecurity for a period equal to the length of the scholarship. The Capacity Track seeks innovative proposals leading to an increase in the ability of the United States higher education enterprise to produce cybersecurity professionals. NSF 12-585

Deadline: 10/12/2012


28-5 Algorithms for Threat Detection (NSF/DTRA)

The Division of Mathematical Sciences (DMS) at the National Science Foundation (NSF) has formed a partnership with the Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA) and the National Geospatial Intelligence Agency (NGA) to develop the next generation of mathematical and statistical algorithms for the detection of chemical agents, biological threats, and threats inferred from geospatial information.This program solicits proposals from the mathematical sciences community in two main thrust areas: mathematical and statistical techniques for genomics, and mathematical and statistical techniques for the analysis of data from sensor systems. NSF 12-502 (GG 4/9/12)

Deadline: 1/10/2013

28-6 ROSES 2012: Rapid Response and Novel Research in Earth Science (NASA)

This program element solicits proposals that advance the goals and objectives of NASA's Earth Science Division by conducting unique research to investigate 1) unforeseen or unpredictable Earth system events and opportunities that require rapid response, and 2) novel new ideas of potential high merit and relevance for ESD science that have not otherwise been solicited by NASA in the past three years. NN12ZDA001N-RRNE (GG 3/2/12)

Deadline: 3/31/2013

28-7 Engineering Research (DOD)

The U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC) has issued a Broad Agency Announcement for various research and development topic areas. The ERDC consists of the Coastal and Hydraulics Lab, the Geotechnical and Structures Lab, the Environmental Lab and the Information Technology Lab in Vicksburg, Mississippi; the Cold Regions Research and Engineering Lab in Hanover, New Hampshire; the Construction Engineering Research Lab in Champaign, Illinois; and the Topographic Engineering Center in Alexandria, Virginia. The ERDC is responsible for conducting research in the broad fields of hydraulics, dredging, coastal engineering, instrumentation, oceanography, remote sensing, geotechnical engineering, earthquake engineering, soil effects, vehicle mobility, self-contained munitions, military engineering, geophysics, pavements, protective structures, aquatic plants, water quality, dredged material, treatment of hazardous waste, wetlands, physical/mechanical/chemical properties of snow and other frozen precipitation, infrastructure and environmental issues for installations, computer science, telecommunications management, energy, facilities maintenance, materials and structures, engineering process, environmental process, land and heritage conservation, and ecological processes. W912HZ12BAA01 (GG 1/24/12)

Deadline: 1/31/2013


28-8 Physical activity and weight control interventions among cancer survivors: Effects on biomarkers of prognosis and survival (R01) (NIH)

This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) encourages transdisciplinary and translational research that will identify specific biological or biobehavioral pathways through which physical activity and/or weight control (either weight loss or avoidance of weight gain) may affect cancer prognosis and survival. Research applications must test the effects of physical activity or weight control or both interventions on biomarkers of cancer prognosis among cancer survivors identified by previous animal or observational research, which may include but are not limited to intervention-induced changes in sex hormones, insulin or insulin-like growth factors or their binding proteins, insulin resistance, glucose metabolism, leptin and other adipokines, immunologic or inflammatory factors, oxidative stress and DNA damage or repair capacity, angiogenesis, or prostaglandins. This research will require transdisciplinary approaches that bring together behavioral intervention expertise, cancer biology, and other basic and clinical science disciplines relevant to the pathways being studied. PAR-12-228 (NIHG 7/13/12)

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

28-9 Alzheimer's Disease Research (AHAF)

The American Health Assistance Foundation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to finding cures for age-related degenerative diseases by funding research worldwide, is accepting applications for its Alzheimer's Disease Research program. The program gives preference to exciting, cutting-edge type projects that would not, at their present stage, be competitive for large government or industry awards. ADR awards are typically made to junior investigators, or to more established investigators who are proposing particularly innovative research. The program offers three types of awards. The ADR Standard Award; The ADR Pilot Award; The ADR Postdoctoral Fellowship Award. (PND 7/13/12)

  • · URL: http://www.ahaf.org/research/apply/openawards.html

Deadline: 10/19/2012

28-10 Fatigability, Activity Limitations, and Bioenergetics in Aging (R01) (NIH)

Fatigability is defined as fatigue in the context of activity level. This FOA invites applications proposing to 1) investigate the role of specific bioenergetic factors in increased fatigability, reduced activity, and diminished sense of well-being in older persons; 2) test the effects of interventions targeted at such factors on performance capabilities, functional status, and other outcomes that relate to quality of life; or 3) develop and evaluate measures of fatigability applicable for observational and/or interventional studies. PA-12-227 (NIHG 7/13/12)

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


28-11 Addressing Needs of Informal Caregivers of Individuals with Alzheimer's Disease in the Context of Sociodemographic Factors (R01) (NIH)

The National Institute of Nursing Research seeks research to address the needs of informal caregivers of individuals with Alzheimer's Disease and other dementias in the context of different sociodemographic factors. Research has demonstrated that sociodemographic factors (such as geography, socioeconomic status, education, culture, race, ethnicity, gender, and age) play a role in informal caregivers' experiences in providing care for their loved one as well as in managing their own health and well-being. The purpose of this funding opportunity announcement is to 1) develop interventions that address the needs of these caregivers in the context of different sociodemographic factors, and 2) inform the search for such interventions by better understanding or describing the unique experiences, perceptions, knowledge, and caregiver outcomes based on different sociodemographic factors. RFA-NR-13-001 (NIHG 7/13/12)

Deadline: Letters of Intent 8/14/2012; Applications 9/14/2012