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December 7, 2012 (Vol. 21, No. 45)


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:


45-1 Seed Research Inititation (SRI) Grant (KNEP)

With support from NASA and the Kansas Board of Regents - the Kansas NASA EPSCoR Program (KNEP) is preparing to award a Seed Research Initiation (SRI) grant under the KNEP Research Infrastructure Development (RID) program. SRI grants are designed to assist investigators in starting research projects having a high probability for sustained growth and value to NASA and Kansas. A successful SRI grant leads to productive collaborations, joint publications, and additional grant awards. A direct impact on state economic development is also extremely desirable. PDG awards are competitive, with a strong emphasis on: Addressing NASA and Kansas interests (required); Developing new, meaningful, and sustained collaborations (in Kansas and with NASA); Involving US-students, especially underrepresented and underserved Kansas undergraduate and graduate students, in research (required); Strengthening collaboration among academia, government agencies, business, and industry; Exploring new and unique R&D opportunities; Generating publications and future EPSCoR and non-EPSCoR grant submissions; and Contributing to Kansas' economic development.

Deadline: 2/1/2013

45-2 Five Star/Urban Waters Restoration Program (EPA)

The Five Star/Urban Waters Restoration Program seeks to develop community capacity to sustain local natural resources for future generations by providing modest financial assistance to diverse local partnerships for wetland, forest, riparian and coastal habitat restoration with a particular focus on urban waters and watersheds.

Deadline: 2/7/2013


45-3 National Leadership Grants for Libraries (IMLS)

National Leadership Grants support projects that address challenges faced by the museum, library, and/or archive fields and that have the potential to advance practice in those fields. Successful proposals will seek innovative responses to the challenge(s) identified in the proposals, and will have national impact. For FY2013, IMLS continues to pursue its commitment to early learning by seeking proposals addressing learners from ages 0-8 and their parents and caregivers. Library applicants are encouraged to partner with community organizations to address at least one of the challenges identified by the Campaign for Grade Level Reading including school readiness, summer reading loss, and chronic school absence. NLG-LIBRARIES-FY13 (GG 12/3/12)

Deadline: 2/1/2013

45-4 NEA Literature Fellowships: Prose, FY 2014 (NEA)

The NEA Literature Fellowships program offers $25,000 grants in prose (fiction and creative nonfiction) and poetry to published creative writers that enable recipients to set aside time for writing, research, travel, and general career advancement. Applications are reviewed through an anonymous process in which the only criteria for review are artistic excellence and artistic merit. The NEA Literature Fellowships program operates on a two-year cycle with fellowships in prose and poetry available in alternating years. For FY 2014, which is covered by these guidelines, fellowships in prose (fiction and creative nonfiction) are available. Fellowships in poetry will be offered in FY 2015 and guidelines will be available in the fall of 2013. You may apply only once each year. Competition for fellowships is extremely rigorous. 2013NEA03LFCW (GG 11/30/12)

Deadline: 2/28/2013


45-5 Young Faculty Award (YFA) (DoD)

This RA solicits ground-breaking single-investigator proposals from junior faculty at universities and their equivalent at non-profit research institutions for research and development in the specific areas of Science, Mathematics and Engineering of interest to DARPA's Microsystems Technology Office (MTO) and Defense Sciences Office (DSO). DARPA-RA-13-08 (GG 12/5/12)

Deadline: 1/21/2013

45-6 Collaboration Grants for Mathematicians (Simons)

The Simons Foundation, which works to advance the frontiers of research in mathematics and the basic sciences, is accepting applications for grants to mathematicians interested in collaborating with peers.The goal of the program is to support the mathematical marketplace by substantially increasing collaborative contacts in the community of mathematicians working in the United States. The foundation will make a large number of grants to accomplished, active researchers who do not otherwise have access to substantial research funding that supports travel and visitors. Collaboration Grants provide $7,000 a year for a period of five years. The foundation will award $5,000 a year for collaboration, travel, and research expenses, plus $1,000 a year in discretionary funds for the awardee's department to enhance the research atmosphere within the department. The foundation will also pay $1,000 a year in indirect costs to the awardee's institution. The foundation anticipates making up to one hundred and forty awards a year. To be eligible to apply, an individual must have a tenure-track or tenured position, or be a professor emeritus, at a United States institution of higher education; have a current record of active research and publication in high-quality journals; and not hold any other grants of over $3,000 a year that allow for support for travel or visitors during the Collaboration Grant award period. (PND 11/30/12)

Deadline: 1/31/2013

45-7 Physics of Information (FQS)

The Foundational Questions Institute (FQXi) is a grantmaking nonprofit organization whose goal is to catalyze, support, and disseminate research that investigates questions at the foundations of physics and cosmology--particularly new frontiers and innovative ideas integral to a deep understanding of reality-- but is unlikely to be supported by conventional funding sources. The current RFP targets research regarding the physics of information both in physics and also in related fields, including cosmology, astrophysics, mathematics, computer science, complex systems, biology, and neuroscience. Funded research will address the gap between research and technological progress on information science on one side and active study of the true physical nature of information on the other. It will also bring the research community together to focus on developing a common understanding of the different types of information and the roles they play. Most importantly, the research supported by the program should have significant implications for our understanding of the major questions across many scientific disciplines and address the deep or ultimate nature of reality. (PND 11/30/12)

Deadline: Initial Proposals 1/16/2013

45-8 Academia-Industry Collaboration (AIC)-Synchrophasor Engineering Education Program (DOE)

The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 funded synchrophasor deployment projects that have created a quantum increase in the quantity of high-speed, time-synchronized measurements available for the United States bulk electric power system. However, there are a limited number of professionals, researchers and students that have the knowledge and expertise to understand and analyze the data that will be generated. One of the reasons for this is that university affiliated researchers, professors and their students have not been able to obtain production-grade synchrophasor data. To rectify this problem, the Department of Energy (DOE), National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL), on behalf of the Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability (OE), is issuing a Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) to: 1) enable university researchers and students to gain access to and conduct research using synchrophasor data collected from utility distribution systems, and 2) enable universities to create a successful curriculum and training program that will produce a knowledgeable and skilled workforce in disciplines that will meet the current and future workforce needs of electricity industry. DE-FOA-0000767 (GG 11/30/12)

Deadline: 1/15/2013


45-9 COBRE CCET Pilot Project Competition (KU/COBRE)

This COBRE grant promotes and supports two cores, Medicinal Chemistry and High Throughout Screening, and in each year will also support Pilot Project research awards that utilize one or both of the core facilities. COBRE Pilot Project Awards are grants that stimulate competitive extramural research funding for tenure-track or tenured faculty members. Up to two (2) awards of up to $62,500 direct costs per year for two years (24 months) will be awarded, depending on reviews and the availability of funds. The awards are to be used to generate or strengthen existing preliminary data to increase the competitiveness of NIH R01 applications. Proposed research must be related to cancer. The relevance of the proposed research to cancer should be stated and justified clearly in the proposal and be reflected in the title of the Pilot Project grant application. Joint applications from several investigators are highly encouraged. All applications MUST utilize one or both of the COBRE core facilities.

Deadline: Letters of Intent 1/31/2013; Proposals 2/28/2013

45-10 K-INBRE Grants (K-INBRE)

The incentives and Awards Committee for the K-INBRE is calling for proposals to support: Bridging Grants: A Bridging Grant provides interim support to help a project in Cell and Developmental Biology continue for an eligible investigator who has submitted a grant to NIH that was approved on the basis of scientific merit, but fell short of the funding range (applications with a score of 4.5 or higher will be triaged). These funds should assist in providing data needed to resubmit a revised application to NIH. Institutional Core Facilities: Core Facility awards are for the purpose of providing funds to institutional core facilities that support the research focus of the K-INBRE, Cell and Developmental Biology. Partnerships for Translational Research Training: Partnership awards are one-year awards offered for the purpose of facilitating the initiation of clinical/basic science research projects directed toward a translational goal. The awards are meant to support technical assistant salaries together with other research project requirements with the goal of exchanging information, data and technical expertise in a close partnership arrangement. Postdoctoral Awards: Post-doctoral awards are one year mentored awards offered for the purpose of facilitating applications to support 1) initiation of post-doctoral research projects and 2) transition from the post-doctoral position to early investigator status. The awards are meant only for partial salary support during early or late stages of the post-doctoral experience. The purpose of this research support is to further the ability of Kansas researchers to compete successfully for NIH funds.

Deadline: 2/1/2013

45-11 Technology Development for Protein Modeling (R01) (NIH)

This FOA issued by the National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS), National Institutes of Health, encourages grant applications from institutions/organizations that propose to develop novel technologies that will significantly improve the accuracy of comparative modeling methods for protein structure prediction. PAR-13-033 (NIHG 11/30/12)

Deadline: 2/5/2013, 6/5/2013, 10/5/2013


45-12 Building Community and Capacity for Data-Intensive Research in the Social, Behavioral, and Economic Sciences and in Education and Human Resources (BCC-SBE/EHR) (NSF)

As part of NSF's Cyberinfrastructure Framework for 21st Century Science and Engineering (CIF21) activity, the Directorate for Social, Behavioral, and Economic Sciences (SBE), the Directorate for Education and Human Resources (EHR), and the Office of Cyberinfrastructure seek to enable research communities to develop visions, teams, and capabilities dedicated to creating new, large-scale, next-generation data resources and relevant analytic techniques to advance fundamental research for the SBE and EHR areas of research. Successful proposals will outline activities that will have significant impacts across multiple fields by enabling new types of data-intensive research. Investigators should think broadly and create a vision that extends intellectually across multiple disciplines and that includes--but is not limited to--the SBE or EHR areas of research. NSF 13-519