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September 28, 2012 (Vol. 21, No. 36)

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 36-2) 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:


36-1 2013 PTT Grants (DOI)

National Center for Preservation Technology and Training (NCPTT) advances the application of science and technology to historic preservation. Working in the fields of archeology, architecture, landscape architecture and materials conservation, the Center accomplishes its mission through training, education, research, technology transfer and partnerships. The PTT Grants program funds projects that develop new technologies or adapt existing technologies to preserve cultural resources. Projects may include, but are not limited to: laboratory or field research that explores or assesses novel or adaptive methods; training activities, including workshops, and course or curriculum development that promote the use of new or adaptive technologies; documentation using new methods; manuscript or website development that disseminates innovative preservation technologies; and meetings that convene experts to discuss the use of technologies to address preservation problems. DOI-NPS-NCPT-2013 (GG 9/25/12)

Deadline: 11/1/2012

36-2 Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Talent Expansion Program (STEP) (NSF)

The Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Talent Expansion Program (STEP) seeks to increase the number of students (U.S. citizens or permanent residents) receiving associate or baccalaureate degrees in established or emerging fields within science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). Type 1 proposals are solicited that provide for full implementation efforts at academic institutions. Type 2 proposals are solicited that support educational research projects on associate or baccalaureate degree attainment in STEM. An institution that awards baccalaureate degrees is allowed to submit only one Type 1 proposal, or to be part of only one consortium submitting a Type 1 proposal. NSF 11-550

Deadline: Internal 10/10/2012; Proposals 12/10/2012

36-3 Fellowships at the Huntington (Huntington)

The Huntington is an independent research center with holdings in British and American history, literature, art, history of science and medicine. The Library collections range chronologically from the eleventh century to the present. The Burndy Library consists of some 67,000 rare books and reference volumes in the history of science and technology, as well as an important collection of scientific instruments. Within the general fields listed above there are many areas of special strength, including: Middle Ages, Renaissance, 19th and 20th century literature, British drama, Colonial American paintings, fine prints, photographs, and an art reference library. In the library of the Botanical Gardens is a broad collection of reference works in botany, horticulture, and gardening. (TGA 9/12)

Deadline: 11/30/2012

36-4 Resident Scholar Fellowships (SAR)

The School for Advanced Research (SAR) awards approximately six Resident Scholar Fellowships each year to scholars who have completed their research and analysis and who need time to think and write about topics important to the understanding of humankind. Resident scholars may approach their research from anthropology or from related fields such as history, sociology, art, and philosophy. Both humanistically and scientifically oriented scholars are encouraged to apply. (TGA 9/12)

Deadline: 11/1/2012

36-5 NSF Science, Engineering and Education for Sustainability Fellows (NSF)

Through the SEES Fellows Program, NSF seeks to advance science, engineering, and education to inform the societal actions needed for environmental and economic sustainability and human well-being while creating the necessary workforce to address these challenges. The Program's emphasis is to facilitate investigations that cross traditional disciplinary boundaries and address issues of sustainability through a systems approach, building bridges between academic inquiry, economic growth, and societal needs. The Fellow's proposed investigation must be interdisciplinary and allow him/her to obtain research experiences beyond his/her current core disciplinary expertise. Fellows are required to develop a research partnership(s) that will advance and broaden the impact/scope of the proposed research, and present a plan for their own professional development in the area of sustainability science and engineering. Only one submission per P.I. NSF 12-601

Deadline: 11/26/2012, 11/21/2013


36-6 Getty Scholar Grants (GETTY)

Getty Scholar grants are for established scholars, artists, or writers who have attained distinction their fields. Recipients are in residence at the Getty Research Institute, where they pursue their own projects free from academic obligations, make use of Getty collections, join their colleagues in a weekly meeting devoted to an annual theme, and participate in the intellectual life of the Getty. Applications are welcome from researchers of all nationalities who are working in the arts, humanities, or social sciences. (TGA 9/12)

Deadline: 11/1/2012

36-7 Fellowships in Painting, Sculpture, and The History of Art and Architecture (Howard)

The Howard Foundation awards a limited number of fellowships each year for independent projects in selected fields. The Foundation targets its support specifically to early mid-career individuals, those who have achieved recognition for at least one major project. Approximately ten fellowships will be awarded in April 2013 for 2013-2014 in the fields of Painting, Sculpture, and the History of Art and Architecture. Howard Fellowships are intended primarily to provide artists and scholars with time to complete their work. They are not intended for publication subsidies, for equipment purchase, for preparation of exhibits, or to support institutional programs. (TGA 9/12)

Deadline: 11/1/2012


36-8 Expeditions in Training, Research, and Education for Mathematics and Statistics through Quantitative Explorations of Data (EXTREEMS-QED) (NSF)

The long-range goal of EXTREEMS-QED is to support efforts to educate the next generation of mathematics and statistics undergraduate students to confront new challenges in computational and data-enabled science and engineering (CDS&E). EXTREEMS-QED projects must enhance the knowledge and skills of most, if not all, the institution's mathematics and statistics majors through training that incorporates computational tools for analysis of large data sets and for modeling and simulation of complex systems. Funded activities are expected to provide opportunities for undergraduate research and hands-on experiences centered on CDS&E; result in significant changes to the undergraduate mathematics and statistics curriculum; have broad institutional support and department-wide commitment that encourage collaborations within and across disciplines; and include professional development activities for faculty or for K-12 teachers. NSF 12-606

Deadline: 12/14/2012


36-9 Research Answers to NCI's Provocative Questions - Group A (R01) (NIH)

The purpose of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) issued by the National Cancer Institute (NCI) is to support research projects designed to use sound and innovative research strategies to solve specific problems and paradoxes in cancer research identified by the NCI Provocative Questions initiative. These problems and paradoxes phrased as questions are not intended to represent the full range of NCI's priorities in cancer research. Rather, they are meant to challenge cancer researchers to think about and elucidate specific problems in key areas of cancer research that are deemed important but have not received sufficient attention.In the previous issuance, there were two PQs FOAs, each covering the entire set of identified PQs and utilizing, respectively, the R01 (RFA-CA-11-011) and R21 (RFA-CA-11-012) funding mechanisms. The current reissuance of the PQ Program involves an updated set of 24 PQs. In order to facilitate the peer review process, the new/updated PQs have been divided into four groups related by themes resulting in four R01 FOAs and four R21 FOAs. Group A-D RFA-CA-12-015-22 (NIHG 9/21/12)

Deadline: Letters of Intent 11/4/2012, 5/20/2013; Applications 12/4/2012, 6/20/2012

36-10 Development and Use of Adverse Outcome Pathways that Predict Adverse Developmental Neurotoxicity (EPA)

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), as part of its Science to Achieve Results (STAR) program, is seeking applications proposing research that will identify and/or provide a better understanding of adverse outcome pathways (AOPs) that lead to developmental neurotoxicity (DNT). Such research should advance the state of knowledge by linking key events along the continuum from exposure to adverse outcomes, including windows of susceptibility, and ultimately resulting in AOP-based data and models for chemical testing that will allow risk assessors to predict DNT. EPA is particularly interested in funding research projects that focus on endocrine signaling pathways that alter neurodevelopment, but will accept research proposals that address other AOPs.

Deadline: 12/12/2012


36-11 Small Business Technology Transfer Program Phase 1 Solicitation FY -2013 (NSF)

The Small Business Technology Transfer program stimulates technological innovation in the private sector by strengthening the role of small business concerns in meeting Federal research and development needs, increasing the commercial application of federally supported research results, and fostering and encouraging participation by socially and economically disadvantaged and women-owned small businesses. The Small Business Technology Transfer Program (STTR) requires researchers at universities and other non-profit research institutions to play a significant intellectual role in the conduct of each STTR project. These researchers, by joining forces with a small company, can spin-off their commercially promising ideas while they remain primarily employed at the research institution. The STTR research topic for this solicitation is Enhancing the Bioeconomy using emerging Biological Technologies (EBBT). Proposals must use a biologically-based approach, such as synthetic biology, systems biology, metabolic engineering, proteomics, bioinformatics, and computational biology, to address business opportunities in key industry sectors including biomedical, biomanufacturing, and sustainable agriculture. NSF 12-592

Deadline: Letters of Intent 11/20/2012; Proposals 12/20/2012


36-12 Behavioral Science Track Award for Rapid Transition (B/START) (R03) (NIH)

This FOA will use the NIH Small Research Grant (R03) award mechanism and seeks to facilitate the entry of beginning investigators into the field of behavioral science research related to drug abuse. To be appropriate for a B/START award, research must be primarily focused on behavioral processes and research questions. PAR-12-251 (NIHG 7/27/12)

Deadline: 10/16/2012, 2/16/2013, 6/16/2013


36-13 Doctoral Dissertation Improvement Grants in the Directorate for Biological Sciences (DDIG) (NSF)

The National Science Foundation awards Doctoral Dissertation Improvement Grants in selected areas of the biological sciences. These grants provide partial support of doctoral dissertation research to improve the overall quality of research. Allowed are costs for doctoral candidates to participate in scientific meetings, to conduct research in specialized facilities or field settings, and to expand an existing body of dissertation research. NSF 12-590

Deadline: 11/8/2012