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Office of Research & Sponsored Programs

September 7, 2012 (Vol. 21, No. 33)

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 33-3, 33-8, 33-11) 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:


33-1 USRG-FDA Grants (KSU)

The Office of Research & Sponsored Programs offers University Small Research Grants (USRGs) and Faculty Development Awards (FDAs) to faculty. USRGs support research, scholarly activity and other creative efforts while FDAs provide support for travel to international conferences or to visit with grant program officers. Deadlines are the first Monday in October and in March. A Q&A session will be offered September 17 at 1:30. The location will be emailed to all registrants. Register by sending an email to: orsp@ksu.edu

Deadline: Q&A 9/17/12, Proposals 10/1/12


33-2 New Grand Challenges Exploration Topics (Gates)

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation is now accepting grant proposals for Round 10 of Grand Challenges Explorations, an initiative to encourage innovative and unconventional global health and development solutions. Applicants can be at any experience level; in any discipline; and from any organization. Two-page grant proposals are being accepted online until November 7, 2012 on the following topics: Labor Saving Innovations for Women Smallholder Farmers; New Approaches in Model Systems, Diagnostics, and Drugs for Specific Neglected Tropical Diseases; New Approaches for the Interrogation of Anti-malarial Compounds; Aid is Working. Tell the World.

Deadline: 11/7/2012

33-3 Bridges to the Doctorate Program (R25) (NIH)

This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) issued by the National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS), National Institutes of Health (NIH), encourages Research Education Grant (R25) applications from institutions that propose to increase the pool of master's degree students from underrepresented backgrounds who go on to research careers in the biomedical and behavioral sciences, and who are trained and available to participate in NIH-funded research. This initiative promotes partnerships/consortia between colleges or universities granting a terminal master's degree with institutions that offer the doctorate degree. The program expects that the joint efforts of doctorate degree-granting and master's degree-granting institutions will foster the development of a well-integrated institutional program that will provide students with the necessary academic preparation and skills to enable their transition and successful completion of the Ph.D. degree in biomedical and behavioral sciences. Only one application per institution is allowed. PAR-12-276 (NIHG 8/31/12)

Deadline: Internal 9/21/2012; Applications 10/26/2012

33-4 2013 NIH Director's New Innovator Award Program (DP2) (NIH)

The NIH Director's New Innovator (DP2) Award initiative was created in 2007 to support a small number of early stage investigators of exceptional creativity who propose bold and highly innovative new research approaches that have the potential to produce a major impact on broad, important problems in biomedical and behavioral research. The New Innovator Awards complement ongoing efforts by NIH and its Institutes and Centers to fund early stage investigators through R01 grants, which continue to be the major sources of NIH support for early stage investigators. RFA-RM-12-016 (NIHG 8/10/12)

Deadline: 10/17/2012


33-5 Small Grant Opportunity (GPCAH)

The Great Plains Center for Agricultural Health, University of Iowa, is pleased to announce the availability of additional funds for small grant projects for 2012-2013. We invite proposals for two types of projects: basic and applied research projects addressing agricultural safety and health priority issues, needs, or gaps and community partnering proposals from community-based organizations and entities with special ability to engage in outreach, education, and translation of evidence-based methods for preventing agricultural injury and illness among agricultural workers

Deadline: 10/1/2012


33-6 GRAMMY Foundation Grants (GRAMMY)

The GRAMMY Foundation Grant Program funds the following areas: 1) Scientific Research Projects to support research on the impact of music on the human condition and 2) Archiving And Preservation Projects to support efforts that advance the archiving and preservation of the music and recorded sound heritage of the Americas. (PND 8/24/12)

Deadline: Letters of Inquiry 10/1/2012

33-7 American Research in the Humanities in China (ACLS)

This program is open to scholars in the humanities and related social sciences who have received a Ph.D. or its equivalent by the time of application. Applicants must submit a carefully formulated research proposal that reflects an understanding of the present Chinese academic and research environment. The proposal should include a persuasive statement of the need to conduct the research in China. Support is offered to specialists in all fields of the humanities and humanities-related social sciences, and is not limited to China scholars.

Deadline: 10/2/2012


33-8 Research Faculty Fellowship Program (Microsoft)

Microsoft Research Faculty Fellowship grant recipients will be selected from applicants from four regions: Latin America and the Caribbean; Europe, the Middle East, and Africa; the United States and Canada; and Australia and New Zealand. Microsoft Research selects a handful of top early-career professors in the field of computer science and provides them each with a cash award. Microsoft Research seeks nominees who are advancing computing research in novel directions with the potential for high impact on the state of the art, and who demonstrate the likelihood of becoming thought leaders in the field.

Deadline: Internal 9/24/2012; Nominations 10/22/2012

33-9 Information and Intelligent Systems (IIS): Core Programs (NSF)

CISE's Division of Information and Intelligent Systems (IIS) supports research and education projects that develop new knowledge in three core programs: The Human-Centered Computing program; The Information Integration and Informatics program; and The Robust Intelligence program. IIS is also responsible for managing the review process for proposals in Computer Graphics and Visualization; these proposals may be submitted to any of the three core programs described above. Proposers are invited to submit proposals in three project classes: 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 12-580 (GG 7/10/12)

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


33-10 COBRE Pilot Project Request for Proposals (KUMC)

The COBRE Phase III Application entitled Novel Approaches for the Control of Microbial Pathogens at the University of Kansas Medical Center is requesting applications for up to $55,000 for pilot projects. Research must fall within the area of the central theme of the COBRE program. The research theme is centered on mechanisms inhibiting replication of pathogenic microbes, with long-term goal of controlling infectious diseases important in human health. Investigators should not have received prior R01-type support from the NIH or other institutions (such as American Heart Association, American Cancer Society, NSF, DOD) or if the investigator has R01-type support, the research proposed for COBRE support should have a different focus and specific aims from the funded project. Eligible participants include tenured and tenure-track faculty at the PhD granting institutions in the state of Kansas. At least one aim of the pilot project must use the existing flow cytometry core.

Deadline: Letters of Intent 10/1/2012; Applications 10/15/2012


33-11 Obama Singh 21st Century Knowledge Initiative (USIEF)

The United States-India Educational Foundation (USIEF) announces an open competition for the support of projects through the Obama-Singh 21st Century Knowledge Initiative (OSI). Announced by the US and Indian governments, OSI aims to strengthen collaboration and build partnerships between American and Indian institutions of higher education. Accredited US post-secondary educational institutions may submit proposals to support the program's goals of encouraging mutual understanding, facilitating educational reform, fostering economic development, and engaging civil society through academic cooperation with Indian post secondary educational institutions. Exchange activities may include but are not limited to curriculum design, research collaboration, team teaching, focused series of exchanges, and seminars, among other activities. Proposals in the following fields are eligible: Energy; Sustainable Development; Climate Change; Environmental Studies; Education and Educational Reform; Public Health; and Community Development and Innovation. Note: USIEF will only accept one proposal per institution. Institutions that have received an OSI grant in the past are not eligible to apply again.

Deadline: Internal 10/1/2012; Proposals 11/1/2012


33-12 Basic Behavioral Research on Multisensory Processing (R21) (NIH)

This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA), issued as part of the NIH Basic Behavioral and Social Sciences Opportunity Network (OppNet), is intended to support basic behavioral research projects focused on two or more sensory modalities. This includes research examining ways in which cognitive or affective processes interact with multisensory input to influence basic behavioral targets. While evidence suggests that sensory input is processed interactively instead of additively, research is less developed regarding how different modalities are integrated for perception and behavioral or social outcomes. RFA-EY-13-001 (NIHG 8/31/12)

Deadline: Letters of Intent 10/1/2012; Applications 10/31/2012


33-13 Awards for Undergraduate and Graduate Students and Post-Doctoral Fellows for Cancer-Research, Training, and Travel (JCRC)

The Johnson Cancer Research Center at K-State supports students and post-doctoral fellows of center affiliated faculty researchers. Undergraduate students may apply along with center-affiliated faculty researchers for Cancer Research Awards. Awardees work on research projects in their mentors' laboratories and receive $1000 awards in late spring. Mentors also receive $1000 per student for research expenses. Graduate students and post-docs are eligible for Summer Stipends and Travel Awards to present at professional meetings. Applications must be submitted by faculty mentors.

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

33-14 Fellowships in The Humanities, Arts, Sciences, and Professions (MSF)

The Michigan Society of Fellows was founded for the purpose of promoting academic and creative excellence in the humanities, the arts, the social, physical, and life sciences, and in the professions. The Mellon Foundation awarded a grant to add four Mellon Fellows annually in the humanities, expanding the number of fellowships awarded each year from four to eight. The objective of the Society is to provide financial and intellectual support for individuals holding advanced degrees in their fields, who are selected for their outstanding achievement, professional promise, and interdisciplinary interests.

Deadline: 10/2/2012