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August 3, 2012 (Vol. 21, No. 30)

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 30-3) 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:


30-1 Grants for Conservation Easements in Flint Hills of Kansas (NECP)

The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation, in cooperation with corporate and government partners, is offering grants for the permanent protection of tallgrass prairie in the Flint Hills of Kansas through the Native Environment Conservation Plan. Funding will facilitate perpetual conservation easements for up to ten thousand acres in the Flint Hills. The objective is to support the protection and enhancement of tallgrass prairies while promoting vegetative resilience and restoring habitats to benefit the greater prairie chicken, grassland birds, migrating and nesting birds, and other grassland dependent wildlife. The initiative will work with landowners to ensure that wildlife and environmental benefits are guaranteed through permanent easements held by the Kansas Land Trust. All lands to be protected must be within the Flint Hills Legacy Conservation Area or the Heart of the Flint Hills. Priority for funding will be directed to proposals to protect the highest quality tallgrass prairie in the Flint Hills. Eligible applicants include individual landowners, nonprofit 501c organizations, educational institutions, Native American tribes, and state or local units of governments (e.g., state conservation agencies, counties, townships, cities, conservation districts, utility districts, drainage districts, etc.). (PND 7/27/12)

Deadline: Letters of Intent 8/31/2012

30-2 Instrument Development for Biomedical Applications (R21) (NIH)

The National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS), encourages innovative applications for the development of new or improved instrumentation for biomedical research. Projects should propose tools that can be used by a wide range of biomedical or clinical researchers, and not limited to a specific organ or disease. RFA-GM-130010 (NIHG 7/27/12)

Deadline: 10/30/2012

30-3 Institutional Research and Academic Career Development Awards (IRACDA) (NIH)

The purpose of the Institutional Research and Academic Career Development Award (IRACDA) Program is to develop a diverse group of highly trained biomedical and behavioral scientists to address the Nation's biomedical and behavioral research needs. The program promotes consortia between research-intensive institutions (RII) and partner institutions that have a historical mission and a demonstrated commitment to the training, encouragement and assistance to students from groups underrepresented in the biomedical and behavioral research enterprise of the nation. The IRACDA program provides support for a traditional mentored postdoctoral research experience at an RII combined with an opportunity to develop the academic skills, including teaching, through workshops and through mentored teaching assignments of postdoctoral fellows at a partner institution. Only one application per institution is allowed. PAR-12-245 (NIHG 7/27/12)

Deadline: Internal 8/24/2012; Applications 9/24/2012


30-4 Pork Checkoff (NPB)

The Pork Checkoff Animal Welfare Committee is requesting proposals on issues impacting the welfare of swine. All submitted projects should be multidisciplinary in their approach and should include neuroscience, performance, physiology, and behavior when applicable. Experimental designs must have all the appropriate controls to be considered for funding. Proposed methodologies need to be described in detail and behavioral methods and physiological assays used in the study need to be validated. Proposals need to also include power calculations to validate the proposed sample size. Projects that have cooperative arrangements with industry are strongly encouraged and will be prioritized. Housing of gestating sows has been and continues to be an important question for the swine industry. Proposals for individual and group housing systems will be accepted with less emphasis on comparing group housing to stall housing.

Deadline: 8/31/2012


30-5 Project Grants to Mid-Career Professionals in Preservation and Related Fields (FCF)

The James Marston Fitch Charitable Foundation provides mid-career grants to professionals working in the fields of historic preservation, landscape architecture, urban design, environmental planning, decorative arts, architectural design, and architectural history. Fitch Mid-Career grants of up to $15,000 are awarded annually to one or two mid-career professionals with at least ten years of experience and an academic background, professional experience, and an established identity in one or more of the eligible fields. The foundation will consider proposals for research and/or execution of a preservation-related project in any of the eligible fields. (PND 7/27/12)

Deadline: 9/15/2012


30-6 Advanced Computing Initiative (ACI) (DoD)

The ACI is a DoD-sponsored computer science research program initiated by the NSA and the ARL-ARO. It focuses on areas of strategic importance to U.S. national security policy. IT seeks to increase the Department's intellectual capital in the computer sciences and improve its ability to address future challenges and build bridges between the Department and the computer science community. ACI brings together universities, research institutions, companies, and individual scholars and supports multidisciplinary and cross-institutional projects addressing specific topic areas determined by the Department of Defense. The ACI aims to promote research in specific areas of computer science and to promote a candid and constructive relationship between DoD and the computer science community. W911NF-12-R-0010 (GG 7/13/12)

Deadline: 9/12/2012

30-7 Nuclear Education Curricula Development Grant (NRC)

The Energy Policy Act of 2005 authorized the NRC Nuclear Education Grant Program to support courses, studies, training, curricula, and disciplines pertaining to nuclear safety, nuclear security, nuclear environmental protection, and other fields that the Commission determines to be critical to the NRC's regulatory mission. The NRC Nuclear Education Grant Program's primary purpose is supporting and developing the educational infrastructure necessary to allow the Nation to safely advance its nuclear energy initiatives. The NRC currently encourages curriculum development in the following technical areas: Nuclear Engineering; Radiochemistry and Radiobiology; Health Physics; Materials and Mechanical Engineering; Reliability and Risk Analysis; Electrical Engineering; Safeguards and Security; Human Factors and Human Reliability; Fire Protection Engineering; Nuclear Waste; and Computational Methods. HR-FN-0712-EDU7 (GG 7/26/12)

Deadline: 10/1/2012

30-8 Scholarship and Fellowship Education Grant (NRC)

This program provides funding to support nuclear science, engineering, and related disciplines to develop a workforce capable of supporting the design, construction, operation, and regulation of nuclear facilities and the safe handling of nuclear materials. This announcement is for scholarships and fellowships. As a condition for scholarships or fellowships, recipients must demonstrate satisfactory academic progress in their fields of study, as determined by criteria contained in this announcement and as established by the NRC. Consequently, NRC requires scholarship and fellowship recipients to serve six (6) months in nuclear-related employment for each full or partial year of academic support. The employment may be with NRC, other Federal agencies, State agencies, Department of Energy laboratories, nuclear-related industry, or academia in the recipients' sponsored fields of study. NRC may waive, in whole or in part, the service obligation, upon determination that compliance by the individual is impractical. HR-FN-0712-NED01 (GG 7/26/12)

Deadline: 10/5/2012


30-9 Healthy Habits for Life Grant Program (BCBS)

The Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas Foundation is inviting applications from K-12 schools in Kansas for Healthy Habits for Life, a grant program designed to address childhood obesity. The program will provide funding to assist schools in promoting healthy lifestyle choices to their students. The foundation is seeking programs that will help Kansas youth reduce their cardiovascular risk, increase their physical activity, and/or learn healthy eating habits. School nurses, physical education teachers, health or family and consumer science teachers, principals, and other administrators are encouraged to apply. (PND 7/27/12)

Deadline: 10/15/2012

30-10 Crew Health and Performance in Space Exploration (NASA/NSBRI)

A National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Research Announcement (NRA), entitled, Research and Technology Development to Support Crew Health and Performance in Space Exploration Missions, has been released which jointly solicits ground-based, analog definition and flight definition proposals for the NASA Human Research Program (HRP) and the National Space Biomedical Research Institute (NSBRI). Proposals are solicited by NASA in the areas of Sensorimotor Impairment and Space Motion Sickness; Epidemiological Evidence of Spaceflight Induced Cardiovascular Disease; Computational Models of Cephalad Fluid Shifts; Spaceflight Biochemical Profile; Maintenance and Regulation of Team Function and Performance over Extended Durations; and Development of Safety and Efficiency Metrics for Human-Automation Systems. NASA is also soliciting investigations or technologies lasting no more than one year that provide innovative approaches to any of the defined risks contained in the Integrated Research Plan (http:humanresearchroadmap.nasa.gov) of the Human Research Program. Proposals are solicited by NSBRI in the areas of Cardiovascular Alterations; Human Factors and Performance; Musculoskeletal Alterations; Neurobehavioral and Psychosocial Factors; Sensorimotor Adaptation; and Smart Medical Systems and Technology. NNJ12ZSA002N

Deadline: Step 1 9/4/2012


30-11 2013 DOE SBIR/STTR Phase 1 Release 1 Topics (DOE)

Topics for the FY13 SBIR/STTR Phase 1 Release 1 Funding Opportunity Announcement have been issued. The DOE program offices participating in this solicitation include: Office of Advanced Scientific Computing Research, Office of Basic Energy Sciences, Office of Biological and Environmental Research, Office of Defense Nuclear Nonproliferation, Office of High Energy Physics and Office of Nuclear Physics.

Deadline: Letters of Intent 9/4/2012; Applications 10/16/2012

30-12 Small Business Innovation Research Program - Phase 1 (USDA)

Objectives of the SBIR program include stimulating technological innovation in the private sector, strengthening the role of small businesses in meeting Federal research and development needs, increasing private sector commercialization of innovations derived from USDA-supported research and development efforts and fostering and encouraging participation by women-owned and socially and economically disadvantaged small business firms in technological innovation. USDA-NIFA-SBIR-003848 (GG 6/15/12)

Deadline: 9/6/2012


30-13 Secondary Analyses and Archiving of Social and Behavioral Datasets in Aging (R03) (NIH)

The purpose of this FOA is to solicit one-year R03 applications for 1) secondary analysis of data on aging in the areas of psychology, behavioral genetics, economics, demography or 2) archiving and dissemination of data sets. RFA-AG-13-004 (NIHG 7/27/12)

Deadline: Letters of Intent 9/3/2012; Applications 10/19/2012