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August 24, 2012 (Vol. 21, No. 31)

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 31-8, 31-10) 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:


31-1 Time-Sensitive Obesity Policy and Program Evaluation (R01) (NIH)

This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is issued by the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK), National Cancer Institute (NCI), National Institute on Aging (NIA), Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD), and the Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research (OBSSR), at the National Institutes of Health (NIH). This announcement establishes an accelerated review/award process to support time-sensitive research to evaluate a new policy or program expected to influence obesity related behaviors (e.g., dietary intake, physical activity, or sedentary behavior) and/or weight outcomes in an effort to prevent or reduce obesity. This FOA is intended to support research where opportunities for empirical study are, by their very nature, only available through expedited review and funding. All applications to this FOA must demonstrate that the evaluation of an obesity related policy and /or program offers an uncommon and scientifically compelling research opportunity that will only be available if the research is initiated with minimum delay. For these reasons, applications in response to this time-sensitive FOA are eligible for only one submission. PAR-12-257 (NIHG 8/10/12)

Deadline: Letters of Intent 9/12/2012, 10/17/2012; Applications 10/10/2012, 11/14/2012

31-2 2013 NIH Director's Pioneer Award Program (DP1) (NIH)

The NIH Director's Pioneer Award initiative complements NIH's traditional, investigator-initiated grant programs by supporting individual scientists of exceptional creativity who propose pioneering and possibly transforming approaches to addressing major biomedical or behavioral challenges that have the potential to produce an unusually high impact on a broad area of biomedical or behavioral research. To be considered pioneering, the proposed research must reflect substantially different scientific directions from those already being pursued in the investigator's research program or elsewhere. RFA-RM-12-015 (NIHG 8/10/12)

Deadline: 10/9/2012

31-3 Fellowship Applications From Artists and Scholars in the United States and Canada (JSGMF)

The John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation provides fellowships for advanced professionals in all fields-- including the natural sciences, social sciences, humanities, and creative arts--except the performing arts. Last year, the program awarded fellowships to one hundred and eighty-one scholars, artists, and scientists in the United States and Canada. Often characterized as midcareer awards, the fellowships are intended for individuals who have already demonstrated exceptional capacity for productive scholarship or exceptional creative ability in the arts. The program seeks to further the development of scholars and artists by helping them engage in research in any field of knowledge and creation in any of the arts, under the freest possible conditions. For this year's program, the foundation is only offering fellowships to citizens and permanent residents of the U.S. and Canada. (PND 8/10/12)

Deadline: 9/19/2012

31-4 Connecting Youth to the Outdoors Grant Program (NEEF)

The National Environmental Education Foundation in partnership with the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation, the Bureau of Land Management, and the US Forest Service, has announced a new initiative that seeks to catalyze efforts to increase the number of pre-K 12 youth, particularly urban and/or undeserved youth, who build a connection with the public lands as places for recreating, learning and volunteering. Proposed projects should maximize hands-on outdoor engagement opportunities on public lands, focused on the areas of education, recreation and environmental stewardship.

Deadline: 9/19/2012


31-5 U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA), Faculty Development Grant, Fiscal Year 2013 (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 faculty development grants. The objectives of the Faculty Development Program are to attract and retain highly-qualified individuals in academic teaching careers. The grants specifically target probationary, tenure-track faculty during the first 6 years of their career and new faculty hires in the following academic areas: Nuclear Engineering, Health Physics, Radiochemistry, Probability Risk Assessment (Levels 2 & 3) and related disciplines. Grants may include support for developing applications for research and amounts for initiating or continuing research projects in their areas of expertise. Other areas might include course development, equipment, stipends, participation in professional society meetings, and preparation of papers, travel, and associated expenses. The NRC may increase funds to the extent that a portion of the award is matched by the institution. The program provides support to enable newer faculty to enhance their careers as professors and researchers in the university department where employed. The research supported by this announcement is intended to benefit the nuclear sector broadly. HR-FN-0712-NED02 (GG 7/26/12)

Deadline: 10/5/2012

31-6 Computing and Communication Foundations (CCF): Core Programs (NSF)

CISE's Division of Computing and Communication Foundations (CCF) supports research and education projects that develop new knowledge in three core programs: The Algorithmic Foundations program; The Communications and Information Foundations program; and The Software and Hardware Foundations 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 12-581(GG 7/10/12)

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


31-7 Research Grants & Fellowships in Tourette Syndrome (TSA)

We are pleased to announce the opening of our 2013 grant and fellowship program to support the research into Tourette Syndrome (TS). Although there has been significant progress in TS research over the years, there continues to be significant gaps in our understanding of the disorder and ability to treat affected individuals. Our grants are offered to investigators from any discipline to support clinical and scientific research aimed at unraveling the mysteries of TS. Indeed research into TS has traditionally attracted investigators from all areas of biomedical science and has led to discoveries that have broad applicability. Areas of special interest for 2013 include: Experimental Therapeutics; Neuropathology, Epidemiology, and Animal Models.

Deadline: Preproposals 9/3/2012; Proposals 11/5/2012

31-8 Investigators in the Pathogenesis of Infectious Disease (BWF)

The Investigators in the Pathogenesis of Infectious Disease program provides opportunities for assistant professors to bring multidisciplinary approaches to the study of human infectious diseases. The goal of the program is to provide opportunities for accomplished investigators still early in their careers to study what happens at the points where human and microbial systems connect. The program supports research that sheds light on the fundamentals that affect the outcomes of this encounter: how colonization, infection, commensalism and other relationships play out at levels ranging from molecular interactions to systemic ones. Studies supported by the program may have their roots in pathogen or host biology but the focus of the work should be on the interplay of host and microbe. A U.S. or Canadian institution including its medical school, graduate schools, and all affiliated hospitals and research institutes may nominate up to two candidates. To encourage applications from veterinarians, institutions that nominate a researcher who holds the D.V.M. will be allowed three nominations.

Deadline: Internal 9/1/2012; Applications 11/1/2012

31-9 Award in the Microbiome and Metabolic Changes in Diabetes and Obesity (ADA)

The American Diabetes Association and GlaxoSmithKline Award in the Microbiome and Metabolic Changes in Diabetes and Obesity are designed to support basic, translational and clinical research proposals focusing on the relationship between the microbiome and metabolism, including the role of the microbiome in the predisposition to and progression of obesity and diabetes. Specifically, these grants would support research aimed at understanding: 1) the impact of changes in diet, lifestyle and/or therapeutics on microbiome composition and function and 2) the mechanistic pathways through which microbiome composition and function may impact host metabolic function.

Deadline: 9/4/2012


31-10 Summer Institutes for European Student Leaders (DoS)

The Europe/Eurasia Branch of the Office of Academic Exchange Programs, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, invites proposal submissions for the design and implementation of two Summer Institutes for European Student Leaders. The Institutes will take place over the course of five weeks, beginning mid-June 2013. The Institutes should take place at U.S. academic institutions and provide groups of highly motivated undergraduate students or recent high school graduates from selected countries in Europe with in-depth seminars on the topics detailed in the RFGP. Each Institute should conclude with a two or three day session in Washington, D.C. ECA welcomes applications from accredited U.S. colleges and universities in the United States. Only one proposal per institution is allowed. ECA-A-E-EUR-13-02-OY-B (GG 10/10/12)

Deadline: Internal 9/4/2012; Applications 10/4/2012


31-11 Estimating the Economic Costs of Alzheimer's Disease and Related Dementias (R01) (NIH)

Alzheimer's disease and other forms of dementia are widely believed to impose great economic costs on society, but the magnitude of those costs is unclear. This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) encourages research on the economic costs of Alzheimer's disease and related dementias, including direct and indirect costs to public and private health care payers, families and other informal caregivers, as well as labor market costs from reduced productivity or labor force participation. PA-12-255 (NIHG 8/10/12)

Deadline: Letters of Intent 9/5/2012; Applications 10/5/2012, 2/5/2013, 6/5/2013

31-12 International Multidisciplinary Research on Topics of Pressing Global Concern (SSRC)

The Social Science Research Council, the Japan Foundation Center for Global Partnership, and the American Council of Learned Societies have announced the annual Abe Fellowship Program competition. The Abe Fellowship is designed to encourage international multidisciplinary research on topics of pressing global concern. Applications for the program, which provides research support to individuals, are welcome from scholars and non-academic research professionals. The fellowship program committee seeks applications for research explicitly focused on policy-relevant and contemporary issues with a comparative or transnational perspective that draw the study of the United States and Japan into wider disciplinary or theoretical debates. Applicants are invited to submit proposals for research in the social sciences and related disciplines relevant to any one or any combination of the program's three-themes - traditional and non-traditional approaches to security and diplomacy, global and regional economic issues, and social and cultural issues. (PND 8/10/12)

Deadline: 9/1/2012