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October 26, 2012 (Vol. 21, No. 40)

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:


40-1 Shared Instrumentation Grant Program (NIH)

The Office of Research Infrastructure Shared Instrument Grant (SIG) program encourages applications from groups of NIH-supported investigators to purchase or upgrade a single item of expensive, specialized, commercially available instrumentation or an integrated system that costs at least $100,000. The maximum award is $600,000. Types of instruments supported include, but are not limited to, confocal and electron microscopes, biomedical imagers, mass spectrometers, DNA sequencers, biosensors, cell-sorters, X-ray diffraction systems, and Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) spectrometers among others. PAR-13-008 (NIHG 10/19/25)

Deadline: 3/21/2013

40-2 Request For White Papers: Research Infrastructure Improvement Track-2 (KU/EPSCoR)

In 2013, Kansas NSF EPSCoR (KNE) anticipates submitting a Research Infrastructure Improvement (RII) Track-2 proposal in collaboration with one or more other EPSCoR jurisdictions to the National Science Foundation (NSF) for funding. To develop the RII proposal, KNE is seeking white papers for collaborative projects that will be considered for development into a full proposal to the NSF. This internal solicitation is addressed to faculty and administrators at Kansas State University (KSU), the University of Kansas (KU), Wichita State University (WSU), Emporia State University (ESU), Fort Hays State University (FHSU), Pittsburgh State University (PSU), and Washburn University. RII Track-2 awards provide up to $2 million per year for up to three years. Only proposals that include collaborations between two or more jurisdictions are considered. These are collaborative awards to consortia of EPSCoR jurisdictions to support innovation-enabling science, engineering and education of regional, thematic, or technological importance. While in previous initiatives the focus area was in cyberinfrastructure enhancement, this year it is anticipated to be open to any area of science, engineering, and education supported by the National Science Foundation.

Deadline: White Papers 11/30/2012

40-3 Long Range BAA for Navy and Marine Corps Science and Technology (DOD)

The Office of Naval Research (ONR) is interested in receiving proposals for Long-Range Science and Technology (S&T) Projects which offer potential for advancement and improvement of Navy and Marine Corps operations.This is an announcement to declare ONR's broad role in competitive funding of meritorious research across a spectrum of science and engineering disciplines. A brief description of the ONR Program Codes and the science and technology thrusts that ONR is pursuing is provided in the announcement. Additional information can be found at the ONR website at http://www.onr.navy.mil/Science-Technology/Departments.aspx. This announcement will remain open until 30 September 2013 or until replaced by a successor BAA, whichever first occurs. Proposals may be submitted at any time during this period. ONRBAA13-001

Deadline: 9/30/2013


40-4 NEA Our Town, FY 2013 (NEA)

Communities across our nation are leveraging the arts and engaging design to make their communities more livable with enhanced quality of life, increased creative activity, a distinct sense of place, and vibrant local economies that together capitalize on their existing assets. The NEA defines these efforts as the process of Creative Placemaking: In creative placemaking, partners from public, private, nonprofit, and community sectors strategically shape the physical and social character of a neighborhood, town, tribe, city, or region around arts and cultural activities. Creative placemaking animates public and private spaces, rejuvenates structures and streetscapes, improves local business viability and public safety, and brings diverse people together to celebrate, inspire, and be inspired. All applications must have partnerships that involve two primary partners: a nonprofit organization and a local governmental entity. One of the two primary partners must be a cultural (arts or design) organization. Additional partners are encouraged. 2013NEA01OT (GG 10/11/12)

Deadline: 1/14/2013

40-5 NEA Literature Fellowships: Translation Projects, FY 2014 (NEA)

Through fellowships to published translators, the Arts Endowment supports projects for the translation of specific works of prose, poetry, or drama from other languages into English. We encourage translations of writers and of works that are not well represented in English translation. All proposed projects must be for creative translations of literary material into English. The work to be translated should be of interest for its literary excellence and value. Priority will be given to projects that involve work that has not previously been translated into English. 2013NEA03LFTP (GG 8/16/112)

Deadline: 1/3/2013


40-6 Special Program Announcement for the Office of Naval Research (ONR)

The selected topics in this special notice are designed to address research and technology gaps in the area of nanoscience and nanotechnology in ONR's current program portfolio. The program will pursue fundamental research in several specific topics that complement and enhance existing programs in related areas. The Office of Naval Research (ONR) is interested in receiving proposals on the following research topics: Topic #1- Graphene Photonics in the Infrared and Terahertz Regime; Topic #2 - Novel Nanomaterial Approaches to Processing of Ultra-High Temperature Materials; Topic #3 - Nanoscale Non-Line-of-Sight Conformal Coatings with Controlled Electronic Properties. 13-SN-0001 (GG 10/11/12)

Deadline: 11/12/2012

40-7 FY 2013 Continuation of Solicitation for the Office of Science Financial Assistance Program (DOE)

The Office of Science of the Department of Energy announces its continuing interest in receiving grant applications for support of work in the following program areas: Advanced Scientific Computing Research, Basic Energy Sciences, Biological and Environmental Research, Fusion Energy Sciences, High Energy Physics, Nuclear Physics, and Workforce Development for Teachers and Scientists. This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA), is our annual, broad, open solicitation that covers all of the research areas in the Office of Science and is open throughout the Fiscal Year. DE-FOA-0000768

Deadline: 9/30/2013

40-8 Computing Education for the 21st Century (CE21) (NSF)

The Computing Education for the 21st Century (CE21) program aims to build a robust computing research community, a computationally competent 21st century workforce, and a computationally empowered citizenry. In this undertaking, there are three interrelated challenges: the significant underproduction of degrees needed for the computing and computing-related workforce, the longstanding underrepresentation of many segments of our population, and the lack of a presence of computing in K-12. CE21 thus supports efforts in three tracks: Computing Education Research (CER) proposals will aim to develop a research base for computing education. CS 10K proposals will aim to develop the knowledge base and partnerships needed to catalyze the CS 10K Project. The CS 10K Project aims to have rigorous, academic curricula incorporated into computing courses in 10,000 high schools, taught by 10,000 well-trained teachers. Broadening Participation (BP) proposals will aim to develop and assess novel interventions that contribute to our knowledge base on the effective teaching and learning of computing for students from the underrepresented groups: women, persons with disabilities, African Americans, Hispanics, Native Americans and indigenous peoples. NSF 12-609

Deadline: 3/13/2013


40-9 Research Grants (AHA)

The American Heart Association, Midwest affiliate, offers the following programs: The Scientist Development Grant supports highly promising beginning scientist in their progress toward independence by encouraging and adequately funding research projects that can bridge the gap between completion of research training and readiness for successful competition as an independent investigator. The Grant-in-Aid encourages and adequately funds the most innovative and meritorious research projects from independent investigators.

Deadline: 1/28/2013

40-10 Sunflower Trails (Sunflower)

The Sunflower Foundation is excited to announce expanded opportunities for communities and organizations wanting to develop, enhance or improve their community trails. The goal of this funding initiative is to improve the health of Kansans of all ages by offering support for community-based trails via three specific RFPs. RFP # 13-101 is intended to support communities planning to build a new trail or expand an existing trail. RFP #13-102 is intended to support communities planning to enhance an existing trail. RFP #13-103 is intended to support communities planning to improve access between or among existing trails by building Trail Connector(s) - trail linkages or access points.

Deadline: 12/31/2012

40-11 Dynamics of Host-Associated Microbial Communities (NIH)

This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) issued by the National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS), National Institutes of Health (NIH), solicits applications that propose genetic, physiological, and ecological studies designed to reveal the basic principles and mechanisms that govern the symbiotic systems dynamics of host-associated microbial communities. RFA-GM-14-001 (NIHG 10/19/12)

Deadline: Letters of Intent 12/14/2012; Applications 1/15/2013

40-12 Pilot Projects (KU)

The Center for Molecular Analysis of Disease Pathways (CMADP) at The University of Kansas provides participating investigators with research support, mentoring and access to Core Lab Services in a collegial, collaborative atmosphere. We anticipate being able to support up to four (4) new Pilot Projects at up to $45,000 direct costs per year for one year, renewable for a second year, starting February 1, 2013. Applications must describe a pilot-type research project that fits well with the scientific theme of our Center and that will make good use of one or more of the CMADP Core Labs. This competition is open to all full time, tenure-track, or tenured faculty at KU-L, KSU, WSU or KUMC whose research embraces the molecular analysis of disease pathways in the broadest sense.

Deadline: Letters of Intent 11/2/2012; Applications 12/14/2012


40-13 Dear Colleague Letter: National Science Foundation and National and National Institute of Justice Collaboration in the Social, Behavioral and Forensic Sciences (NSF)

NSF is pleased to announce that on September 10th, NSF's Directorate for the Social, Behavioral & Economic Sciences and the Department of Justice's National Institute of Justice, (NIJ) signed a Memorandum of Understanding that outlines a framework for cooperation and collaboration in the social, behavioral, and forensic sciences. NSF and NIJ have distinct but complementary missions. NSF focuses on promoting the progress of science to advance the national health, prosperity and welfare and to secure the national defense, while NIJ seeks to provide objective and independent knowledge and tools to reduce crime and promote justice, particularly at the state and local levels. By working together, the two agencies can build on one another's strengths and leverage resources to identify and support innovative, cutting-edge social and forensic science research on crime, violence and victimization. The MOU provides an opportunity for joint review and co-funding. NSF 13-007

Deadline: N/A