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November 16, 2012 (Vol. 21, No. 43)

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:


43-1 Research Associateship Programs (NRC)

The National Research Council of the National Academies announces the 2013 Graduate, Postdoctoral, and Senior Research Associateship Programs to be conducted on behalf of federal research laboratories and affiliated institutions in over 100 locations throughout the United States. These programs provide opportunities for Ph.D., Sc.D. or M.D. scientists and engineers of unusual promise and ability to perform research on problems largely of their own choosing, yet compatible with the research interest of the sponsoring laboratory. Full-time Associateships will be awarded on a competitive basis in 2013 for research in the fields of chemistry; earth, atmospheric and space sciences; engineering, applied sciences and computer science; life and medical sciences; mathematics; and physics. Many of the laboratories are open to both U.S. citizens and foreign nationals.

Deadline: 2/1/2013, 5/1/2013, 8/1/2013


43-2 Agriculture and Food Research Initiative: Agriculture and Natural Resources Science for Climate Variability and Change (USDA)

The Agriculture and Natural Resources Science for Climate Variability and Change Challenge Area RFA focuses on the societal challenge to adapt agroecosystems and natural resource systems to climate variability and change and implement mitigation strategies in those systems. In the Agriculture and Natural Resources Science for Climate Variability and Change Challenge Area RFA, specific program areas are designed to achieve the long-term outcome of reducing the use of energy, nitrogen, reducing GHG emissions from practices, and water in the production of food, feed, fiber, and fuel; reducing GHG emissions from these agroecosystems; and increasing carbon sequestration. Project types supported by AFRI within this RFA include multi-function integrated research, education, and/or extension projects and Food and Agricultural Science Enhancement (FASE) Grants. USDA-NIFA-AFRI-003968 (GG 11/15/12)

Deadline: Letters of Intent 12/31/2012; Applications 4/15/2013


43-3 Developmental and Learning Sciences (NSF)

DLS supports fundamental research that increases our understanding of cognitive, linguistic, social, cultural, and biological processes related to children's and adolescents' development and learning. Research supported by this program will add to our basic knowledge of how people learn and the underlying developmental processes that support learning, with the objective of leading to better educated children and adolescents who grow up to take productive roles as workers and as citizens. Among the many research topics supported by DLS are: developmental cognitive neuroscience; development of higher-order cognitive processes; transfer of knowledge from one domain or situation to another; use of molecular genetics to study continuities and discontinuities in development; development of peer relations and family interactions; multiple influences on development, including the impact of family, school, community, social institutions, and the media; adolescents' preparation for entry into the workforce; cross-cultural research on development and learning; and the role of cultural influences and demographic characteristics on development. The program currently is at its capacity for supporting large-scale awards, and is therefore not considering new IRADS proposals at this point in time. The program is accepting proposals for individual investigator projects (average total budget of approximately $100,000 per year) and workshops/ small conferences (average total one-time budget of approximately $15,000). PD-08-1698 (GG 11/6/12)

Deadline: 1/15/2013, 7/15/2013

43-4 Promoting Research and Innovation in Methodologies for Evaluation (PRIME) (NSF)

The Promoting Research and Innovation in Methodologies for Evaluation (PRIME) program seeks to support research on evaluation with special emphasis on exploring innovative approaches for determining the impacts and usefulness of STEM education projects and programs; building on and expanding the theoretical foundations for evaluating STEM education and workforce development initiatives, including translating and adapting approaches from other fields; and growing the capacity and infrastructure of the evaluation field. Two types of proposals will be supported by the program: Exploratory Projects that include proof-of-concept and feasibility studies and more extensive Full-Scale Projects. NSF 13-515

Deadline: 2/20/2013


43-5 Microsystems Technology Office-Wide (DoD)

The Microsystems Technology Office (MTO) supports DARPA's mission of maintaining technological superiority and preventing technological surprise by investing in areas such as microelectromechanical systems (MEMS), electronics, system architecture, photonics, and biotechnology. In recent years, the proliferation of commercial components and manufacturing processes has allowed our adversaries to achieve capabilities that were previously not possible. In response, DARPA/MTO is dedicated to pursuing avenues that leverage, counter, and transcend these commercial-off-the-shelf approaches (COTS). MTO aims to leverage and multiply the power of COTS by aggregating, adapting, and integrating components into networks and systems for the benefit of the warfighter. We create methods for countering threats that emerge from sustained advancements in cheap and readily available technologies that our adversaries may employ. Lastly, MTO develops high-risk, high-reward technologies outside and beyond the scope of the commercial industry to secure the DoD's technological superiority. This announcement seeks revolutionary research ideas for topics not being addressed by ongoing MTO programs or other published BAA solicitations. This BAA is primarily, but not solely, intended for early stage research (studies) that may lead to larger, focused, MTO programs in the future. DARPA-BAA-12-64 (GG 8/30/12)

Deadline: 9/1/2014


43-6 Early-Stage Innovative Molecular Analysis Technology Development for Cancer Research (R21) (NIH)

This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA), issued by the National Cancer Institute (NCI), solicits grant applications proposing exploratory research projects focused on the inception and development of early stage, highly innovative, technologies or emerging technologies with significant transformative potential that has not yet been explored in a cancer-relevant use. An emerging technology is defined (for the purpose of this FOA) as one that has passed the initial developmental stage, but has not yet been evaluated within the context of a cancer-relevant intended use and requires significant modification for the proposed application. The emphasis of this FOA is on molecular analysis technologies with a high degree of technical innovation with the potential to significantly affect and transform investigations exploring the molecular and cellular bases of cancer. RFA-CA-13-001 (NIHG 11/9/12)

Deadline: Letters of Intent 1/20/2013, 4/20/2013; Applications 2/20/2013, 5/20/2013

43-7 Early-Stage Development of Innovative Technologies for Biospecimen Science (R21) (NIH)

This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA), issued by the National Cancer Institute (NCI), solicits grant applications proposing technically innovative feasibility studies focused on early-stage development of technologies that address issues related to pre-analytical variations in the collection, processing, handling, and storage of cancer-relevant biospecimens or their derivatives. The overall goal is to develop technologies capable of interrogating and/or maximizing the quality and utility of biospecimens or samples derived from those biospecimens for downstream analyses. This FOA will support the development of tools, devices, instrumentation, and associated methods to assess sample quality, preserve/protect sample integrity, and establish verification criteria for quality assessment/quality control and handling under diverse conditions. RFA-CA-13-003 (NIHG 11/9/12)

Deadline: Letters of Intent 1/20/2013, 4/20/2013; Applications 2/20/2013, 5/20/2013


43-8 Perception, Action & Cognition (NSF)

This program area supports research on perception, action and cognition. Emphasis is on research strongly grounded in theory. Central research topics for consideration by the Perception, Action, and Cognition panel include vision, audition, haptics, attention, memory, reasoning, written and spoken discourse, and motor control. The program encompasses a wide range of theoretical perspectives, such as symbolic computation, connectionism, ecological, nonlinear dynamics, and complex systems, and a variety of methodologies including both experimental studies and modeling. The PAC program is open to co-review of proposals submitted to other programs (e.g., Linguistics, Developmental and Learning Sciences, Cognitive Neuroscience, etc). Proposals may involve clinical populations, animals, or computational modeling only if the work has direct impact on basic issues of human perception, action, or cognition. PD-09-7252 (GG 11/6/12)

Deadline: 2/1/2013, 8/1/2013

43-9 Methodology, Measurement, and Statistics (MMS)(NSF)

The Methodology, Measurement, and Statistics (MMS) Program is an interdisciplinary program in the Social, Behavioral, and Economic Sciences that supports the development of innovative analytical and statistical methods and models for those sciences. MMS seeks proposals that are methodologically innovative, grounded in theory, and have potential utility for multiple fields within the social and behavioral sciences. As part of its larger portfolio, the MMS Program partners with a consortium of federal statistical agencies to support research proposals that further the development of new and innovative approaches to surveys and to the analysis of survey data. The MMS Program supports a variety of different types of awards, including: 1) Regular Research Awards; 2) Mid-Career Research Fellowships; 3) Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Grants; 4) Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) Supplements. NSF 12-510

Deadline: 1/16/2013, 8/16/2013

43-10 Science, Technology, and Society (STS) (NSF)

STS considers proposals for scientific research into the interface between science (including engineering) or technology, and society. STS researchers use diverse methods including social science, historical, and philosophical methods. Successful proposals will be transferable (i.e., generate results that provide insights for other scientific contexts that are suitably similar). They will produce outcomes that address pertinent problems and issues at the interface of science, technology and society, such as those having to do with practices and assumptions, ethics, values, governance, and policy. NSF 12-509

Deadline: 2/1/2013, 8/1/2013

43-11 Grants (RRF)

The Retirement Research Foundation's mission is to improve the quality of life for our nation's elders. It is one of the nation's first private foundations devoted exclusively to aging and retirement issues. It awards grants each year in support of programs, research, advocacy, and training to improve the quality of life for older Americans. Funding for the Foundation's general program of grant making is given to efforts that: 1) Improve the availability and quality of community-based and long-term services and supports; 2) Provide new and expanded opportunities for older adults to engage in meaningful roles in society; 3) Seek causes and solutions to significant problems of older adults; 4) Increase the number of professionals and paraprofessionals adequately prepared to serve the elder population. (TGA 11/12)

Deadline: 2/1/2013, 5/1/2013, 8/1/2013