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October 19, 2012 (Vol. 21, No. 39)

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 39-2) 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:


39-1 2013 Office of Naval Research Young Investigator Program (YIP) (ONR)

The Office of Naval Research (ONR) is interested in receiving proposals for its Young Investigator Program (YIP). ONR's Young Investigator Program (YIP) seeks to identify and support academic scientists and engineers who are in their first or second full-time tenure-track or tenure-track-equivalent academic appointment and for FY2013, have begun their first appointment on or after 01 November 2007, and who show exceptional promise for doing creative research. The objectives of this program are to attract outstanding faculty members of Institutions of Higher Education to the Department of the Navy's research program, to support their research, and to encourage their teaching and research careers. ONRBAA13-003 (GG 10/16/12)

Deadline: 1/4/2013

39-2 NIH Directors Early Independence Awards (DP5) (NIH)

The NIH Director's Early Independence Award Program supports exceptional investigators who wish to pursue independent research directly after completion of their terminal doctoral/research degree or clinical residency, thereby forgoing the traditional post-doctoral training period. Only up to two applications per institution are allowed. RFA-RM-12-018

Deadline: Internal 10/30/2012; Letters of Intent 12/30/2012; Applications 1/30/2013

39-3 Robert Penn Warren Center for the Humanities - 2013/2014 William S. Vaughn Visiting Fellowship (Vanderbilt)

Diagnosis in Context: Culture, Politics, and the Construction of Meaning - The Robert Penn Warren Center for the Humanities will host a year-long interdisciplinary faculty seminar to explore the types of work that medical diagnoses perform. Modern medicine typically defines diagnosis as the act of identifying or naming disease, with disease understood as a pathophysiological condition that produces characteristic symptoms and follows a predictable path. But such straightforward statements hide more than they reveal. Specifically, they have unexplored the power of language and labels to create imagined boundaries between and among populations- boundaries that can affect the lived experience of disease and disability as well as the allocation of resources. Both the act and the understanding of diagnosis invite interdisciplinary discussion about how, where, when and why diagnostic meanings are made. Working at the intersections of culture, literature, medicine, and politics, scholars in the Warren Center Fellows Program will study the production of diagnoses, the various meanings ascribed to them across time and place, and the work they do for individuals and communities trying to navigate the elusive boundaries between health and disease. (TGA 10/12)

Deadline: 1/15/2013

39-4 U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command Broad Agency Announcement for Extramural Medical Research (USAMRAA)

The U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command's (USAMRMC) mission is to provide solutions to medical problems of importance to the American Warfighter at home and abroad. The scope of this effort and the priorities attached to specific projects are influenced by changes in military and civilian medical science and technology, operational requirements, military threat assessments, and national defense strategies. This announcement provides a general description of USAMRMC's research programs including research areas of interest; general information; the evaluation and selection criteria; and proposal/application preparation instructions. Before submitting full proposal/applications, organizations are required to explore USAMRCMC interest by submitting pre-proposal/pre-applications which may be submitted at any time prior to the BAA closing date. W81XWH-BAA-13-1 (GG 10/1/12)

Deadline: 9/30/2013

39-5 Exploratory/Developmental Bioengineering Research Grants (EBRG) [R21] (NIH)

The purpose of this FOA is to encourage Exploratory/Developmental Bioengineering Research Grants (EBRG) applications which establish the feasibility of technologies, techniques or methods that: 1) explore a unique multidisciplinary approach to a biomedical challenge; 2) are high-risk but have a considerable pay-off; and 3) develop data which can lead to significant future research. An EBRG application may propose hypothesis-driven, discovery-driven, developmental, or design-directed research and is appropriate for evaluating unproven approaches for which there is minimal or no preliminary data. PA-12-284 (NIHG 9/14/12)

  • · URL: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-12-284.html

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


39-6 Agriculture and Food Research Initiative: Foundational Program (USDA)

The AFRI Foundational Program is offered to support research grants in the six AFRI priority areas to continue building a foundation of knowledge critical for solving current and future societal challenges. The six priority areas are: Plant Health and Production and Plant Products; Animal Health and Production and Animal Products; Food Safety, Nutrition, and Health; Renewable Energy, Natural Resources, and Environment; Agriculture Systems and Technology; and Agriculture Economics and Rural Communities. Single-function Research Projects and Food and Agricultural Science Enhancement (FASE) Grants are expected to address one of the Program Area Priorities. USDA-NIFA-AFRI-003958 (GG 10/16/12)

Deadline: Letters of Intent 11/15/2012 - 11/26/2012; Integrated 5/22/2012


39-7 Museums for America (IMLS)

The goal of the Museums for America (MFA) program is to strengthen the ability of an individual museum to serve the public more effectively by supporting high-priority activities that advance its mission, plans, and strategic goals and objectives. MFA grants can fund both new and ongoing museum activities and programs. Examples include planning, managing and conserving collections, improving public access, training, conducting programmatic research, school and public programming, producing exhibitions, and integrating new or upgraded technologies into operations. MFA-FY13 (GG 10/15/12)

Deadline: 1/15/2013


39-8 NASA Space Technology Research Fellowships - Fall 2013 (NASA)

This call for graduate student fellowship applications, entitled NASA Space Technology Research Fellowships (NSTRF) - Fall 2013 (NSTRF13), solicits applications from individuals pursuing or planning to pursue master's (e.g., M.S.) or doctoral (e.g., Ph.D.) degrees in relevant space technology disciplines at accredited U.S. universities. This call is open to students pursuing advanced degrees in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM). Selected candidates will perform graduate student research at their respective campuses and at NASA Centers and/or at nonprofit U.S. Research and Development (R&D) laboratories. In addition to his or her faculty advisor, each student will be matched with a technically relevant and community engaged researcher who will serve as the student's professional mentor. Awards resulting from this competitive selection will be made in the form of training grants to accredited U.S. universities. This solicitation has two phases. Phase A is the application submission by the student. For the student applicant who is selected (Phase A selection), the accredited U.S. university, where the student will be enrolled for the fall 2013 term as a full-time graduate student, must submit a package (as specified in the NSTRF13 solicitation). The university submission constitutes Phase B of the solicitation; complete Phase B package submissions will result in training grant awards. NSTRF13 (GG 10/10/12)

Deadline: 12/4/2012

39-9 Cyber-Physical Systems (CPS) (NSF)

The goal of the CPS program is to develop the core system science needed to engineer complex cyber-physical systems upon which people can depend with high confidence. The program aims to foster a research community committed to advancing research and education in CPS and to transitioning CPS science and technology into engineering practice. By abstracting from the particulars of specific systems and application domains, the CPS program aims to reveal cross-cutting fundamental scientific and engineering principles that underpin the integration of cyber and physical elements across all application sectors. To expedite and accelerate the realization of cyber-physical systems in a wide range of applications, the CPS program also supports the development of methods, tools, and hardware and software components based upon these cross-cutting principles, along with validation of the principles via prototypes and test beds. Three types of research and education projects will be considered, which differ in scope and goals: Breakthrough projects must offer a significant advance in fundamental CPS science, engineering and/or technology that has the potential to change the field, Synergy projects must demonstrate innovation at the intersection of multiple disciplines, to accomplish a clear goal that requires an integrated perspective spanning the disciplines. Frontiers projects must address clearly identified critical CPS challenges that cannot be achieved by a set of smaller projects. NSF 13-502 (GG 10/4/12)

Deadline: 1/29/2013

39-10 Sedimentary Geology and Paleobiology (NSF)

For the years 2013-2017, the Sedimentary Geology and Paleobiology Program will be sponsoring a two track opportunity that will consist of the normal SGP competition (Track 1) and bi-annually, a new track termed Earth-Life Transitions (ELT) (Track 2). Track 1: Sedimentary Geology and Paleobiology supports general studies of: 1) the changing aspects of life, ecology, environments, and biogeography in past geologic time based on fossil plants, animals, and microbes; 2) all aspects of the Earth's sedimentary carapace - insights into geological processes recorded in its records and rich organic and inorganic resources locked in rock sequences; 3) the science of dating and measuring the sequence of events and rates of geological processes as manifested in Earth's past sedimentary and biological (fossil) record; 4) the geologic record of the production, transportation, and deposition of physical and chemical sediments; and 5) understanding Earth's deep-time (pre-Holocene) climate systems. Track 2: In fiscal years 2013-2017, the Sedimentary Geology and Paleobiology program is sponsoring a bi-annual second track opportunity termed Earth-Life Transitions (ELT) within the normal programmatic spring competition. The goals of the ELT track are: 1) to address critical questions about Earth-Life interactions in deep-time through the synergistic activities of multi-disciplinary science and 2) to enable team-based interdisciplinary projects involving stratigraphy, sedimentology, paleontology, proxy development, calibration and application studies, geochronology, and climate modeling at appropriately resolved scales of time and space, to understand major linked events of environmental, climate and biotic change at a mechanistic level. NSF 12-608

Deadline: 1/17/2013, 7/18/2013; Track 2 2/22/2013


39-11 Division of Integrative Organismal Systems (NSF)

The Division of Integrative Organismal Systems (IOS) supports research aimed at understanding why organisms are structured the way they are and function as they do. Proposals should focus on organisms as a fundamental unit of biological organization. Areas of inquiry include, but are not limited to, developmental biology and the evolution of developmental processes, nervous system development, structure, and function, physiological processes, functional morphology, symbioses, interactions of organisms with biotic and abiotic environments, and animal behavior. All investigator-initiated proposals to the core programs in the Division of Integrative Organismal Systems must now be invited based on merit review of preliminary proposals. There is a single submission deadline with a limit of 2 preliminary proposals per investigator per year as PI or co-PI in response to this solicitation. NSF 13-506

Deadline: Preliminary Proposals 1/18/2013