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August 31, 2012 (Vol. 21, No. 32)

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:


32-1 Department of Defense Multidisciplinary Research Program of the University Research Initiative (DoD)

The MURI program supports basic research in science and engineering at U.S. institutions of higher education that is of potential interest to DoD. The program is focused on multidisciplinary research efforts where more than one traditional discipline interact to provide rapid advances in scientific areas of interest to the DoD. As defined by the DoD, basic research is systematic study directed toward greater knowledge or understanding of the fundamental aspects of phenomena and of observable facts without specific applications towards processes or products in mind. It includes all scientific study and experimentation directed toward increasing fundamental knowledge and understanding in those fields of the physical, engineering, environmental, and life sciences related to long-term national security needs. ONR-BAA-12-020 (GG 8/29/12)

Deadline: White Papers 10/9/2012; Proposals 12/10/2012

32-2 Psychological Health and Traumatic Brain Injury Research Program (DoD)

Applications to the Fiscal Year 2012 (FY12) Psychological Health and Traumatic Brain Injury (PH/TBI) Research Program (RP) are being solicited by the United States Army Medical Research Acquisitions Activity (USAMRAA). The PH/TBI Research Program was established in FY07 for the purpose of complementing ongoing Department of Defense (DoD) efforts toward promoting a better standard of care for PH (including post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and TBI in the areas of prevention, detection, diagnosis, treatment, and rehabilitation. This includes research to benefit Service Members, their family members, Veterans, and other beneficiaries of the Military Health System (MHS). A preproposal is required. Applications must specifically address the following research area: Identify and Characterize Mechanisms of Traumatic Brain Injury-related Neurodegenerative Diseases, including chronic traumatic encephalopathy, with emphasis on those mechanisms of injury that may be amendable to targeted therapy approaches, including biomarkers that would identify mechanistic targets of therapeutic approaches.

Deadline: 9/21/2012


32-3 Agriculture and Food Research Initiative: Food Safety (USDA)

USDA/NIFA has made several modifications to the FY2012 AFRI Food Safety Challenge Area RFA released on June 25, 2012. The FY 2012 RFA has now been combined with the FY 2013 RFA and funding amounts have been increased. For the combined FY 2012/2013 RFA, the new due date for letters of intent will be September 17, 2012. The new application due date will be December 5, 2012. This modification will allow NIFA to meet the needs of the food safety and related sciences research community by increasing the amount of funds available, while enabling the program to establish a new timeline for the release of future RFAs. This AFRI Challenge Area promotes and enhances the scientific discipline of food safety, with an overall aim of protecting consumers from microbial and chemical contaminants that may occur during all stages of the food chain, from production to consumption. This requires an understanding of the interdependencies of human, animal, and ecosystem health as it pertains to foodborne pathogens. The long-term outcome for this program is to reduce foodborne illnesses and deaths by improving the safety of the food supply, which will result in reduced impacts on public health and on our economy. In order to achieve this outcome, this program will support single-function Research Projects and multi-function Integrated Research, Education, and/or Extension Projects, and Food and Agricultural Science Enhancement (FASE) Grants that address one of the Program Area Priorities. USDA-NIFA-AFRI-003850 (GG 8/15/12)

Deadline: Letters of Intent 9/12/2012; Applications 12/5/2012


32-4 ACLS Collaborative Research Fellowships (ACLS)

ACLS invites applications for the fifth annual competition for the ACLS Collaborative Research Fellowships for collaborative research in the humanities and related social sciences. The program is supported by a generous grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. The aim of this fellowship program is to offer small teams of two or more scholars the opportunity to collaborate intensively on a single, substantive project. The fellowship supports projects that aim to produce a tangible research product (such as joint print or web publications) for which two or more collaborators will take credit. The fellowships are for a total period of up to 24 months, to be initiated between July 1, 2013 and September 1, 2015, and provide salary replacement for each collaborator.

Deadline: 10/2/2012

32-5 Charles A. Ryskamp Research Fellowships (ACLS)

ACLS invites applications for the Charles A. Ryskamp Research Fellowships, generously funded by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation in memory of Charles A. Ryskamp, literary scholar, distinguished library and museum director, and long-serving trustee of the Foundation. These fellowships support advanced assistant professors and untenured associate professors in the humanities and related social sciences whose scholarly contributions have advanced their fields and who have well-designed and carefully developed plans for new research. The fellowships are intended to provide time and resources to enable these faculty members to conduct their research under optimal conditions. The ultimate goal of the project should be a major piece of scholarly work by the applicant. ACLS does not fund creative work (e.g., novels or films), textbooks, straightforward translation, or pedagogical projects.

Deadline: 10/2/2012

32-6 ACLS Fellowships (ACLS)

The ACLS Fellowship program invites research applications in all disciplines of the humanities and related social sciences. The ultimate goal of the project should be a major piece of scholarly work by the applicant. ACLS does not fund creative work (e.g., novels or films), textbooks, straightforward translation, or pedagogical projects. The ACLS Fellowships are intended as salary replacement to help scholars devote six to twelve continuous months to full-time research and writing. ACLS Fellowships are portable and are tenable at the fellow's home institution, abroad, or at another appropriate site for research. An ACLS Fellowship may be held concurrently with other fellowships and grants and any sabbatical pay, up to an amount equal to the candidate's current academic year salary. Tenure of the fellowship may begin no earlier than July 1, 2013 and no later than February 1, 2014.

Deadline: 10/2/2012


32-7 Innovative Technology Experiences for Students and Teachers (ITEST) (NSF)

ITEST supports the research and development of innovative models for engaging K-12 students in authentic experiences that build their capacity to participate in the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) and information and communications technology (ICT) workforce of the future. ITEST projects must include students and may include teachers. NSF 12-597

Deadline: Letters of Intent 9/20/2012; Proposals 11/13/2012


32-8 CyberCorps: Scholarship for Service (SFS) (NSF)

Cyberspace has transformed the daily lives of people for the better. The rush to adopt cyberspace, however, has exposed its fragility and vulnerabilities: corporations, agencies, national infrastructure and individuals have been victims of cyber-attacks. 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


32-9 Molecular Mechanisms of Circadian Clocks in Aging Tissues (R01) (NIH)

This FOA issued by the National Institute on Aging (NIA), National Institutes of Health (NIH), solicits grant applications from institutions/organizations that propose research to enhance the understanding of the molecular mechanisms that control circadian clocks in aging tissues. This FOA encourages studies on the roles of peripheral and extra suprachiasmatic nucleus (SCN) circadian clocks during aging. These studies include understanding the impact of alterations in the clock system on chromatin remodeling, gene expression, translation, signaling, and function of individual cells. In addition, studies are solicited on the pathophysiology of alterations to circadian clock regulation in aged tissues, with particular attention to the response of the clock system to metabolic/nutritional, environmental and pharmacological challenges. RFA-AG-13-007 (NIHG 8/17/12)

Deadline: Letters of Intent 10/5/2012; Applications 11/7/2012

32-10 Secondary Analyses of CALERIE Data Set and Stored Biospecimens to Address Research Questions Related to Effects of Caloric Restriction in Humans and Adherence to Caloric Restriction Interventions (R01) (NIH)

The National Institute on Aging (NIA) invites applications for short-term (up to two years) projects involving secondary analysis of CALERIE (Comprehensive Assessment of Long-term Effects of Restricting Intake of Energy) data set and/ or stored biospecimens. The goal of these studies is to test the hypotheses about effects of sustained caloric restriction (CR) on protective and risk factors for aging processes and diseases associated with aging, psychological effects and safety of CR, and other specific candidate hypotheses based on pre-clinical animal and cell culture data on mechanisms affecting aging. Applicants are strongly encouraged to apply tools capturing an integrated, global picture of the effects of CR on multiple systems simultaneously. These approaches may include screening in domains such as the proteome, metabolome, transcriptome, and others. RFA-AG-13-008 (NIHG 8/17/12)

Deadline: Letters of Intent 9/30/2012; Applications 10/30/2012

32-11 Awards for Cancer Relevant Research and Training (JCRC)

The Johnson Cancer Research Center supports cancer research and training at K-State. Faculty members conducting cancer-relevant research are invited to affiliate with the center and apply for various awards. Innovative Research Awards provide seed money to gather preliminary data crucial for future major grant proposals. Faculty Equipment Awards provide funds for new equipment. Travel Awards are provided in modest amounts for travel to learn new scientific techniques or visit collaborators at other institutions.

Deadline: 10/1/2012, 3/1/2013


32-12 Minerva Research Initiative (DoD)

The Office of Naval Research (ONR) is interested in receiving proposals for the Minerva Research Initiative, a DoD-sponsored, university-based social science research program initiated by the Secretary of Defense. This program is a multi-service effort. The program focuses on areas of strategic importance to U.S. national security policy. Minerva brings together universities, research institutions, and individual scholars and supports multidisciplinary and cross-institutional projects addressing specific topic areas determined by the Department of Defense. The MRI aims to promote research in specific areas of social science and to promote a candid and constructive relationship between DoD and the social science academic community. ONRBAA12-016 (GG 8/14/12)

Deadline: White Papers 9/30/2012; Proposals 12/12/2012