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January 11, 2013 (Vol. 22, No. 1)

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 (FB 1-7, 1-9, 1-10) 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:


1-1 ROSES 2012 Appendix A.36, Earth Science Applications: Ecological Forecasting for Conservation and Natural Resource Management (NASA)

The Ecological Forecasting program element of the Applied Sciences Program supports the use of NASA observations and associated models to develop a predictive understanding of how ecosystems and their components (e.g., species, genes) are changing and why, in order to enable better conservation and more sustainable natural resource management. This solicitation will initially support twelve-month feasibility studies of potential applications. NASA will then down-select and continue support for a subset of these applications in subsequent, three-year projects. The three-year projects will continue to develop the application with and then transition the application to a public or private organization for sustained use in decision making and services to end-users. NNH12ZDA001N

Deadline: Notices of Intent 2/14/2013; Proposals 4/18/2013

1-2 Biotechnology Risk Assessment Grants Program (USDA)

The purpose of the BRAG program is to support the generation of new information that will assist Federal regulatory agencies in making science-based decisions about the effects of introducing into the environment genetically engineered organisms (GE), including plants, microorganisms (including fungi, bacteria, and viruses), arthropods, fish, birds, mammals and other animals excluding humans. Investigations of effects on both managed and natural environments are relevant. The BRAG program accomplishes its purpose by providing Federal regulatory agencies with scientific information relevant to regulatory issues. USDA-NIFA-BRAP-004069 (GG 12/20/12)

Deadline: Letters of Intent 1/22/2013; Applications 3/21/13


1-3 Agriculture and Food Research Initiative: Sustainable Bioenergy (USDA)

This AFRI Challenge Area focuses on the priority to secure America's energy future. It supports the development of regional systems for the sustainable production of bioenergy and biobased products that contribute significantly to reducing dependence on foreign oil, have net positive social, environmental, and rural economic impacts, and are compatible with existing agricultural systems. The long-term outcome for this program is to implement regional systems that materially deliver liquid transportation biofuels to help meet the Energy Independence and Security Act (EISA) of 2007 goal of 36 billion gallons/year of biofuels by 2022 and reduce the National dependence on foreign oil. In order to achieve this outcome, this program will support single-function Research, multi-function Integrated Research, Education, and/or Extension Projects, and Food and Agricultural Science Enhancement (FASE) Grants that address one of the Program Area Priorities. USDA-NIFA-AFRI-004029 (GG 12/26/12)

Deadline: Letters of Intent 1/28/2013; Applications 4/3/2013


1-4 Library Resident Research Fellowships (APS)

The American Philosophical Society Library offers short-term residential fellowships for conducting research in its collections. The Library is a leading international center for research in the history of American science and technology and its European roots, as well as early American history and culture. The Library houses over 11 million manuscript items, 350,000 volumes of printed materials, thousands of maps and prints, and more than a thousand hours of audio recordings of Native American languages. (TGA 12/12)

Deadline: 3/1/2013

1-5 Institutes for Advanced Topics in the Digital Humanities (NEH)

These NEH grants support national or regional (multistate) training programs for scholars and advanced graduate students to broaden and extend their knowledge of digital humanities. Through these programs, NEH seeks to increase the number of humanities scholars using digital technology in their research and to broadly disseminate knowledge about advanced technology tools and methodologies relevant to the humanities. The projects may be a single opportunity or offered multiple times to different audiences. Institutes may be as short as a few days and held at multiple locations or as long as six weeks at a single site. 20130307-HT (GG 11/28/12)

Deadline: 3/7/2013


1-6 Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship Program (NSF)

The Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship Program seeks to encourage talented science, technology, engineering, and mathematics majors and professionals to become K-12 mathematics and science teachers. The Noyce Scholarship Track provides funds to institutions of higher education to support scholarships, stipends, and academic programs for undergraduate STEM majors and post-baccalaureate students holding STEM degrees who earn a teaching credential and commit to teaching in high-need K-12 school districts. The NSF Teaching Fellowship/Master Teaching Fellowship Track provides funding to support STEM professionals who enroll as NSF Teaching Fellows in master's degree programs leading to teacher certification by providing academic courses, professional development, and salary supplements while they are fulfilling a four-year teaching commitment in a high-need school district. Capacity Building Projects support the development of new programs and activities to increase the capacity for institutions to provide innovative teacher preparation programs. NSF 13-526

Deadline: Letters of Intent 2/20/2013; Proposals 3/20/2013


1-7 High Performance Computing System Acquisition: Building a More Inclusive Computing Environment for Science and Engineering (NSF)

The NSF's vision for Advanced Computing Infrastructure (ACI), which is part of its Cyberinfrastructure for 21st Century Science and Engineering (CIF21), focuses specifically on ensuring that the science and engineering community has ready access to the advanced computational and data-driven capabilities required to tackle the most complex problems and issues facing today's scientific and educational communities. To accomplish these goals requires advanced computational capabilities within the context of a multilevel comprehensive and innovative infrastructure that benefits all fields of science and engineering. The current solicitation requests innovative proposal of two types: The first is intended to complement previous NSF investments in advanced computational infrastructure. Consistent with the ACI Strategic Plan, the current solicitation is focused on expanding the use of high end resources to a much larger and more diverse community. The second type is devoted to the increasing pressure on the existing infrastructure to store and process very large amounts of data coming from simulation and from experimental resources such as telescopes, genome data banks or sensors. An organization may submit only one proposal but may be a sub-awardee on other proposals responding to this solicitation. NSF 13-528

Deadline: Internal 2/15/2013; Proposals 4/15/2013

1-8 Dear Colleague Letter From NSF 12-608, Sedimentary Geology and Paleobiology (SGP) (NSF)

The Sedimentary Geology and Paleobiology (SGP) program is pleased to announce a revised funding opportunity for the SGP community! Earth-Life Transitions (ELT) is a direct response to some of the grand challenges posed by the community through a number of workshops and National Academy reports. ELT will support fundamental research into Earth system dynamics, focusing on scientific questions at the frontiers of climate change and biogeosciences. The goals of the Earth-Life Transitions program are 1) to develop the synergistic activities and capabilities of multi-disciplinary scientists to address critical questions about Earth-Life interactions in deep time and 2) to enable team-based interdisciplinary projects to understand the major linked events of environmental, climate and biotic change at a mechanistic level. This program is Track 2 of the SGP solicitation 12-608. NSF 13-027

Deadline: 2/22/2013

1-9 EPA/NSF Networks for Characterizing Chemical Life Cycle (NCCLCs) (NSF)

This solicitation is jointly sponsored by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF) Division of Chemistry (CHE) to encourage synergy and enhance cooperation in examining the life cycles of synthetic chemicals and materials as they relate to their manufacture, use, transport, and disposal or recycle. The Networks for Characterizing Chemical Life Cycle (NCCLCs) will promote development of trans-disciplinary, systems- and molecular-level understanding of the life cycle of important (relevant) synthetic chemicals and materials (including nanomaterials) as these distribute and are potentially altered through use in society and interaction with the built and natural environments. Education, workforce development, and the translation or transfer of basic research results into social or economic benefits are critical aspects of NCCLC projects. It is expected that research teams in the NCCLC awarded under this solicitation will coordinate / communicate with the funded research networks from the EPA/NSF Networks for Sustainable Molecular Design and Synthesis (NSMDS) solicitation. Only one proposal may be submitted from an eligible entity. NSF 13-524

Deadline: Internal 1/31/2013; Proposals 3/18/2013

1-10 EPA/NSF Networks for Sustainable Molecular Design and Synthesis (NSMDS) (NSF)

This solicitation is jointly sponsored between the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the National Science Foundation (NSF) Divisions of Chemistry and Chemical, Bioengineering, Environmental, and Transport Systems (CBET) to encourage synergistic research activities and to enhance cooperation among the chemical sciences, materials research, geosciences, engineering, and biomedical and public health communities. The agencies jointly issue the solicitation, but will separately fund awards for Networks for Sustainable Molecular Design and Synthesis (NSMDS). Networks for Sustainable Molecular Design and Synthesis are groups of two or more researchers working in trans-disciplinary fields to promote the development of safe and sustainable chemicals as well as safe and sustainable synthetic procedures. Advances resulting from these Networks are expected to result in chemicals that are safer and more sustainable throughout their life cycle and thus, the replacement of rare, toxic, and expensive chemicals with earth abundant, benign, and renewable alternatives is anticipated. Education, workforce development, and the translation or transfer of basic research results into social or economic benefits are critical aspects of NSMDS projects. It is expected that research teams in the NSMDS awarded under this solicitation will coordinate / communicate with the funded research networks from the EPA/NSF Networks for Characterizing Chemical Life Cycle (NCCLC) solicitation. Only one proposal may be submitted from an eligible entity. NSF 13-523

Deadline: Internal 1/31/2013; Proposals 3/18/2013


1-11 Children, Youth and Families at Risk Sustainable Community Projects (USDA)

The National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA), USDA announces the Children, Youth, and Families at Risk (CYFAR) funding program to improve the quality and quantity of comprehensive community-based programs for at-risk children, youth, and families supported by the Cooperative Extension System. The CYFAR program mission is to marshal resources of the Land-Grant and Cooperative Extension Systems to develop and deliver educations programs that equip limited resource families and youth who are at-risk for not meeting basic human needs with the skills they need to lead positive productive, contributing lives. USDA-NIFA-SLBCD-004088