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July 27, 2012 (Vol. 21, No. 29)

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:


29-1 Expert IPM Decision Support System (EIPMDSS) (USDA)

The purpose of the EIPMDSS program is to support development of expert systems that help guide, demonstrate and multiply impacts of USDA supported IPM programs. The goals of these IPM programs are: 1) Improve cost benefit analyses when adopting IPM practices, 2) Reduce potential human health risks from pests and related management strategies, and 3) Minimize adverse environmental effects from pests and related management strategies. Both the efficiency and effectiveness of these individual programs have historically been increased by the expert systems made available to the participants. The EIPMDSS created and maintained by the successful applicant will help these programs maintain and communicate IPM research, education, and extension priorities; allow a diverse group of stakeholders to obtain access to selected program outputs; compile LOGIC model based program reports; and synthesize program impacts. USDA-NIFA-SRGP-003909 (GG 7/19/12)

Deadline: 8/20/2012


29-2 Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian Program (IMLS)

The primary goal of this grant program is to develop the knowledge, skills, and abilities of the library and archives workforce to meet the information needs of the nation. Five project categories of grants are featured in FY 2013: 1) Doctoral Programs--Develop faculty to educate the next generation of library and archives professionals. 2) Master's Programs--Educate the next generation of librarians and archivists in nationally accredited graduate library programs to meet the evolving needs of the profession and society. 3) Early Career Development--Support the early career development of new faculty members in library and information science by supporting innovative research by untenured, tenure-track faculty. 4) Programs to Build Institutional Capacity--Develop or enhance curricula within graduate schools of library and information science to better meet the needs of cultural heritage and information professionals. 5.) Continuing Education--Improve the knowledge, skills, and abilities of library and archives staff through programs of continuing education, both formal and informal, including post-master's programs such as certificates of advanced study, residencies, enhanced work experiences, and other training programs for professional staff. L21-FY13 (GG 7/20/12)

Deadline: 9/24/2012


29-3 Early Career Research Program (DOE)

The Office of Science of the Department of Energy invites grant applications for support under the Early Career Research Program in the following program areas: Advanced Scientific Computing Research (ASCR); Biological and Environmental Research (BER); Basic Energy Sciences (BES), Fusion Energy Sciences (FES); High Energy Physics (HEP), and Nuclear Physics (NP). The purpose of this program is to support the development of individual research programs of outstanding scientists early in their careers and to stimulate research careers in the areas supported by the DOE Office of Science. DE-FOA-0000751 (GG 7/20/12)

Deadline: Preapplications 9/6/2012; Applications 11/26/2012

29-4 Computer and Network Systems (CNS): Core Programs (NSF)

CISE's Division of Computer and Network Systems (CNS) supports research and education projects that develop new knowledge in two core programs: Computer Systems Research (CSR) program; and Networking Technology and Systems (NeTS) program. Proposers are invited to submit proposals in three project classes, which are defined as follows: Small Projects - up to $500,000 total budget with durations up to three years; Medium Projects - $500,001 to $1,200,000 total budget with durations up to four years; and Large Projects - $1,200,001 to $3,000,000 total budget with durations up to five years. NSF 12-582

Deadline: Medium 10/9/2012; Large 11/30/2012; Small 12/17/2012


29-5 Understanding the Functions of Uncharacterized Genes in Infectious Disease Pathogens (NIH)

The purpose of this FOA is to create a program to conduct functional genomics research that will increase our knowledge of the specific biochemical function(s) of hypothetical genes and unknown open reading frames (ORFs), and the function(s) of noncoding RNAs in the annotated genomes of infectious disease pathogens. RFA-AI-12-028 (NIHG 7/20/12)

Deadline: Letters of Intent 10/12/2012; Applications 11/13/2012

29-6 Ecology and Evolution of Infectious Diseases (EEID) (NSF)

The Ecology and Evolution of Infectious Diseases program supports research on the ecological, evolutionary, and socio-ecological principles and processes that influence the transmission dynamics of infectious diseases. The central theme of submitted projects must be quantitative or computational understanding of pathogen transmission dynamics. The intent is discovery of principles of infectious disease transmission and on testing mathematical or computational models that elucidate infectious disease systems. Projects should be broad, interdisciplinary efforts that go beyond the scope of typical studies. They should focus on the determinants and interactions of transmission among humans, non-human animals, and/or plants. This includes, for example, the spread of pathogens; the influence of environmental factors such as climate; the population dynamics and genetics of reservoir species or hosts; or the cultural, social, behavioral, and economic dimensions of disease transmission. Research may be on zoonotic, environmentally-borne, vector-borne, or enteric diseases of either terrestrial or freshwater systems and organisms, including diseases of animals and plants, at any scale from specific pathogens to inclusive environmental systems. Proposals for research on disease systems of public health concern to developing countries are strongly encouraged, as are disease systems of concern in agricultural systems. Investigators are encouraged to involve the public health research community, including for example, epidemiologists, physicians, veterinarians, food scientists, social scientists, entomologists, pathologists, virologists, or parasitologists with the goal of integrating knowledge across disciplines to enhance our ability to predict and control infectious diseases. NSF 12-587

Deadline: 12/5/2012


29-7 The Berlin Prize (AAB)

The American Academy in Berlin invites applications for its residential fellowships for 2013-14, as well as early applications for the academic years 2014-15 and 2015-16. The Academy welcomes applications from emerging and established scholars, and from writers and professionals who wish to engage in independent study in Berlin. Approximately 26 Berlin Prizes are conferred annually. Past recipients have included historians, economist, poets and novelists, journalists, legal scholars, anthropologists, musicologists, and public policy experts, among others. The Academy does not award fellowships in the natural sciences. Fellowships are typical awarded for an academic semester or, on occasion, for an entire academic year. Bosch Fellowships in Public Policy may be awarded for shorter stays of six to eight weeks.

Deadline: 9/28/2012

29-8 International Incentive Grants (KSUIP)

Associate Provost Marcelo Sabates has announced the call for International Incentive Grant proposals. The primary purpose of the International Incentive Grant program is to promote the internationalization of Kansas State University. Proposals should fall into one or more of the following broad categories: Incorporation of global perspectives/components into curriculum or campus program(s), including bringing international visitors/lectures to K-State; Development of global learning opportunities, including study abroad courses and/or internship programs with companies or partner universities overseas; International research/teaching, including organizing international workshops and conferences, and planning visits to initiate collaborative research/teaching. Grant applications for activities that are likely to have a significant impact on international education at Kansas State University will be favorably evaluated. The total award amount for this round of grant proposals is $25,000.

Deadline: 9/1/2012

29-9 Catalyzing New International Collaborations (NSF)

The Catalyzing New International Collaborations program supports the participation of U.S. researchers and students in activities intended to catalyze new international collaborations. NSF will consider proposals from U.S. institutions for collaborative work with any country that is not explicitly proscribed by the Department of State. Activities can be in any field of science and engineering research and education supported by NSF. This solicitation offers support for the initial phases of an international collaboration with the strong expectation that the next phase will involve submission by U.S. investigators of a follow-on proposal to an NSF Directorate for continued funding of the research initiated with the CNIC grant. To facilitate this end, prior to submission in response to this solicitation, it is required that PIs establish communication with the cognizant Program Officer in the NSF Division to which the follow-on proposal would be submitted. Alternatively, PIs may contact the CNIC Program Director who will consult with the appropriate program director on behalf of the proposer. NSF 12-573 (GG 7/12/12)

Deadline: Open


29-10 Research to Understand and Inform Interventions that Promote the Research Careers of Students in Biomedical and Behavioral Sciences (R01) (NIH)

This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) issued by the National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS), National Institutes of Health (NIH) solicits applications that propose research designed to test assumptions and hypotheses regarding social and behavioral factors with the aim of advising and guiding the design of potential interventions intended to increase interest, motivation and preparedness for careers in biomedical and behavioral research. NIGMS is particularly interested in those interventions that are specifically designed to increase the number of students from backgrounds underrepresented in biomedical research entering careers in these disciplines. The proposed research need not be restricted to students from underrepresented backgrounds. Comparative research that analyzes the experience of all groups in order to place that of underrepresented students in context and to learn whether and how interventions should be tailored to make more students from underrepresented backgrounds successful in biomedical careers may well be particularly illuminating and is, therefore, encouraged. RFA-GM-13-009 (NIHG 7/20/12)

Deadline: Letters of Intent 9/24/2012; Applications 10/24/2012

29-11 Scholars in Health Policy Research (RWJF)

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Scholars in Health Policy Research program is designed to develop and support a new generation of creative health policy thinkers and researchers within the disciplines of economics, political science, and sociology. Each year the program selects up to nine highly qualified individuals for two-year fellowships at one of three nationally prominent universities--the University of California, Berkeley (in collaboration with the University of California, San Francisco); the University of Michigan; and Harvard University--with the expectation that they will make important research contributions to health policy in the United States. Scholars will be free from teaching, consulting, and administrative responsibilities during the participation in the program. The foundation provides support directly to participating universities, which in turn provide stipends to the scholars. Some financial support also is available for scholars' research expenses, including travel. Recent graduates of doctoral programs in economics, political science, and sociology, including junior faculty, are invited to apply. Preference will be given to applicants who have not previously worked extensively in health or health policy research. (PND 7/20/12)

Deadline: 10/16/2012