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November 2, 2012 (Vol. 21, No. 41)

Program Information

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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:


41-1 Kansas NSF EPSCoR Track 2 (KU/NSF)

The National Science Foundation released the program solicitation for EPSCoR Track-2 on October 31 with a deadline of January 30, 2013. Because of this impending deadline, the previous deadline for Kansas Track-2 White Papers (November 30, 2012) has been moved up to November 9, 2012. Important changes have been made to the request for White Papers. The following URLs are for the NSF Track-2 announcement and the updated White Paper request. (NSF 13-509)

Deadline: White Papers 11/9/2012


41-2 Strategic Environmental Research and Development (DoD)

The Department of Defense's (DoD) Strategic Environmental Research and Development Program (SERDP) is seeking to fund environmental research and development proposals. SERDP is DoD's environmental science and technology program, planned and executed in partnership with the Department of Energy and the Environmental Protection Agency, with participation by numerous other Federal and non-Federal organizations. Proposals responding to focused Statements of Need (SON) in the following areas are requested: Environmental Restoration-- Research and technologies for the characterization, risk assessment, remediation, and management of contaminants in soil, sediments, and water; Munitions Response--Technologies for the detection, classification, and remediation of military munitions on U.S. lands and waters; Resource Conservation and Climate Change--Research that advances DoD's management of its natural and cultural resources and improves understanding of climate change impacts; and Weapons Systems and Platforms-- Research and technologies to reduce, control, and understand the sources of waste and emissions in the manufacturing, maintenance, and use of weapons systems and platforms.

Deadline: Preproposals 1/8/2013


41-3 National Leadership Grants for Museums (IMLS)

National Leadership Grants (NLG) for Museums support projects that address current and future needs of the museum field and that have the potential to advance practice in the profession so that museums can improve services for the American public. Successful proposals will generate results such as models, new tools, research findings, services, practices, and/or alliances that can be widely used, adapted, scaled, or replicated to extend and leverage the benefits of federal investment. Note to applicants: The FY2013 expanded National Leadership Grants for Museums opportunity now encompasses those types of proposals that were previously solicited through the 21st Century Museum Professionals Grants program. IMLS maintains its commitment to professional training and development for museum professionals. IMLS continues to encourage applications for projects that meet the learning needs of emerging, mid-career, and seasoned professionals in multiple institutions. What are the distinguishing features of all National Leadership Grants for Museums projects? ·Broad Impact: Your proposal should address key needs and challenges that face museums. Your project should show the potential for far-reaching impact, influence practice throughout the museum profession; and reflect awareness and support of current strategic initiatives and agendas in the field. ·Innovation: Your proposal should demonstrate a thorough understanding of current practice and knowledge about the subject matter, and show how the project has the potential to strengthen and improve museum services to benefit the audiences and communities being served. ·Collaboration: While partners are not required in all NLG projects, partnerships can help demonstrate a broad need, field-wide buy-in and input, access to appropriate expertise, and sharing of resources. NLG-FY13 (GG 10/15/12)

Deadline: 1/15/2013

41-4 National Digital Newspaper Program (NEH)

NEH is soliciting proposals from institutions to participate in the National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP). NDNP is creating a national digital resource of historically significant newspapers published between 1836 and 1922, from all the states and U.S. territories. This searchable database will be permanently maintained at the Library of Congress (LC) and be freely accessible via the Internet. An accompanying national newspaper directory of bibliographic and holdings information on the website directs users to newspaper titles available in all types of formats. NEH intends to support projects in all states and U.S. territories, provided that sufficient funds allocated for this purpose are available. One organization within each U.S. state or territory will receive an award to collaborate with relevant state partners. 20130117-PJ (GG 10/10/12)

Deadline: 1/17/2013

41-5 Residencies for Writers, Composers, and Artists (Macdowell)

The MacDowell Colony provides time, space, and an inspiring environment to artists of exceptional talent. A MacDowell Fellowship, or residency, consists of exclusive use of a studio, accommodations, and three prepared meals a day for up to eight weeks. MacDowell Fellows are selected by its admissions panels, which are comprised of a revolving group of distinguished professionals in each artistic discipline who serve anonymously for three years. The Colony accepts applications from artists working in the following disciplines: architecture, film/video arts, interdisciplinary arts, literature, music composition, theatre, and visual arts. The sole criterion for acceptance is artistic excellence, which the Colony defines in a pluralistic and inclusive way. (TGA 10/12)

Deadline: 1/15/2013, 4/15/2013, 9/15/2013


41-6 Exploiting Parallelism and Scalability (XPS) (NSF)

The Exploiting Parallelism and Scalability (XPS) program aims to support groundbreaking research leading to a new era of parallel computing. XPS seeks research re-evaluating, and possibly re-designing, the traditional computer hardware and software stack for today's heterogeneous parallel and distributed systems and exploring new holistic approaches to parallelism and scalability. Achieving the needed breakthroughs will require a collaborative effort among researchers representing all areas--from the application layer down to the micro-architecture-- and will be built on new concepts and new foundational principles. New approaches to achieve scalable performance and usability need new abstract models and algorithms, programming models and languages, hardware architectures, compilers, operating systems and run-time systems, and exploit domain and application-specific knowledge. Research should also focus on energy- and communication-efficiency and on enabling the division of effort between edge devices and clouds. Each proposal is required to have two or more PIs providing different and distinct expertise relevant to the program's focus areas. NSF 13-507

Deadline: 2/20/2013

41-7 United States-Israel Collaboration in Computer Science A Joint Program of NSF and the US-Israel Binational Science Foundation (BSF) (NSF)

This program supports research projects that develop new knowledge in the areas of theory of computing; algorithm design and analysis; design, verification, and evaluation of software systems; and revolutionary computing models based on emerging scientific ideas. Through this program, NSF and BSF will jointly support collaborations among US-based researchers and Israel-based researchers. US-based researchers will receive funds from NSF to support travel to Israel to interact with their Israeli counterparts. Israel-based and US-based researchers will receive funds allowable under the BSF program. NSF 12-603

Deadline: 2/1/2013


41-8 Initiative to Maximize Research Education in Genomics: Courses (R25) (NIH)

This funding opportunity supports short, advanced level courses that are intended to disseminate new techniques, methods, and analyses related to the mission of the NHGRI. NHGRI has also addressed the many ethical, legal and social implications (ELSI) that have been raised by genomics research. Discussion and dissemination of new and emerging ELSI issues would keep the community updated and alerted to issues that should be anticipated in genomics research involving human participants. Applications are encouraged for courses designed to address either of these needs. Courses designed to cross-train genomic researchers and ELSI scholars are particularly encouraged. PAR-13-012 (NIHG 10/26/12)

Deadline: Letters of Intent 12/26/2012, 4/25/2013; Applications 1/25/2013, 5/25/2013

41-9 Division of Environmental Biology (NSF)

The Division of Environmental Biology (DEB) supports fundamental research on populations, species, communities, and ecosystems. Scientific emphases range across many evolutionary and ecological patterns and processes at all spatial and temporal scales. Areas of research include biodiversity, phylogenetic systematics, molecular evolution, life history evolution, natural selection, ecology, biogeography, ecosystem structure, function and services, conservation biology, global change, and biogeochemical cycles. Research on organismal origins, functions, relationships, interactions, and evolutionary history may incorporate field, laboratory, or collection-based approaches; observational or manipulative experiments; synthesis activities; as well as theoretical approaches involving analytical, statistical, or computational modeling. NSF 13-508

Deadline: Preliminary Proposals 1/23/2013


41-10 Faculty Scholars Grant to teach in Vietnam (VEF)

The 2013 U.S. Faculty Scholars Grant provides a grant up to $55,000 to teach one or more courses in Vietnam, either face-to-face or via real-time videoconferencing. Applicants must intend to teach in the STEMM fields (natural sciences, technology, engineering, mathematics, and medicine) and must be an associate, full, or emeritus professor, and a U.S. citizen at the time of application. Academics who are interested in teaching, but do not have any contacts in Vietnam, may ask the VEF staff to help identify appropriate teaching programs and institutions in Vietnam.

Deadline: 1/31/2013


41-11 Mechanism for Time-Sensitive Drug Abuse Research (R21) (NIH)

This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is issued by the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), National Institutes of Health (NIH). The FOA is intended to support pilot, feasibility or exploratory research for up to 2 years in 4 priority areas, including: 1) responses to unexpected and time-sensitive medical system issues (e.g. opportunities to understand addiction services in the evolving health care system); 2) responses to emerging drug abuse-related HIV trends and topics (e.g. rapidly evolving drug abuse-related epidemics, time-sensitive policy or environmental changes); 3) responses to unexpected and time-sensitive criminal justice opportunities (e.g. new system and/or structural level changes) that relate to drug abuse and access and provision of health care service; and 4) responses to unexpected and time-sensitive prescription drug abuse opportunities (e.g., new state or local efforts). It should be clear that the knowledge gained from the proposed study is time-sensitive and that an expedited rapid review and funding are required in order for the scientific question to be answered. PAR-12-297 (GG 9/28/12)

Deadline: Letters of Intent 4 weeks prior to submission of applications; Applications 3/6/2013, 6/14/2013, 12/9/2013