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February 15, 2013 (Vol. 22, No. 6)

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:


6-1 NASA EPSCoR Program Announcement (NASA/KS)

The NASA EPSCoR Program [DC Headquarters] has just announced a new round of proposal requests for the Cooperative Agreement Notice [CAN] funding stream. This is a limited submission program--the state is limited in what we can submit, and all projects will be vetted by Scott Miller, the Kansas NASA EPSCoR Director, at Wichita State University. It is likely that only one proposal will be forwarded to Washington. The Office of Research and Sponsored Programs will help in arranging mandatory cost share requirements.

Deadline: 3/11/2013

6-2 Prevention and Health Promotion Interventions to Prevent Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse and Associated Physical and Psychological Health Problems in U.S. Military Personnel, Veterans and their Families (R01) (NIH)

This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is issued by NIDA, the Department of Defense (DoD), Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Health Affairs (OASD/HA), and NIAAA. The purpose is to accelerate research on health promotion and prevention interventions with foci on reducing the onset and progression of alcohol, tobacco, and other drug use and abuse (including illicit and prescription drugs) and associated mental and physical health problems and on the promotion of health-enhancing behaviors among active-duty or recently separated (e.g., Iraq and Afghanistan) military troops, Veterans, and their families. A companion funding opportunity is RFA-DA-13-013, R34 Pilot and Feasibility Studies. RFA-DA-13-012 (NIHG 2/1/13)

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


6-3 Organic Transitions Program (USDA)

The overall goal of the Organic Transitions Program (ORG) is to support the development and implementation of research, extension and higher education programs to improve the competitiveness of organic livestock and crop producers, as well as those who are adopting organic practices. In FY 2012, ORG will focus on environmental services provided by organic farming systems that support soil conservation and contribute to climate change mitigation. Practices and systems to be addressed include those associated with organic crops, organic animal production (including dairy), and organic systems integrating plant and animal production. USDA-NIFA-ICGP-004168 (GG 2/8/13)

Deadline: 4/5/2013


6-4 Preservation and Access Education and Training Grants (NEH)

The Preservation and Access Education and Training program is central to NEH's efforts to preserve and establish access to cultural heritage collections. Thousands of libraries, archives, museums, and historical organizations across the country maintain important collections of books and manuscripts, photographs, sound recordings and moving images, archaeological and ethnographic artifacts, art and material culture collections, electronic records, and digital objects. The challenge of preserving and making accessible such large and diverse holdings is enormous, and the need for knowledgeable staff is significant and ongoing. Preservation and Access Education and Training grants are awarded to organizations that offer national or regional (multistate) education and training programs. Grants aim to help the staff of cultural institutions, large and small, obtain the knowledge and skills needed to serve as effective stewards of humanities collections. Grants also support educational programs that prepare the next generation of conservators and preservation professionals, as well as projects that introduce the staff of cultural institutions to new information and advances in preservation and access practices. 20130501-PE

Deadline: 5/1/2013


6-5 Future Internet Architectures-- Next Phase (FIA-NP) (NSF)

Continuing its long-standing commitment of supporting groundbreaking research in large-scale networking systems, the Directorate for Computer and Information Science and Engineering (CISE) invites research teams to submit innovative and creative proposals that leverage and enhance existing Future Internet Architecture (FIA) designs and seek to create and demonstrate prototype systems that will be tested and evaluated in one or more relevant environments. Proposing teams should include individuals with expertise in a range of relevant disciplines and/or research areas, from the theoretical to experimental to those working in application domains, in order to address the requirements of a FIA and successfully satisfy the goals of a functioning prototype FIA. NSF 13-538

Deadline: 6/7/2013

6-6 Measurement Science and Engineering (MSE) Research Grant Programs (NIST)

NIST is soliciting proposals for financial assistance for Fiscal Year 2013 under the following programs: 1) the Material Measurement Laboratory (MML); 2) the Physical Measurement Laboratory (PML); 3) the Engineering Laboratory (EL); 4) the Information Technology Laboratory (ITL); 5) the NIST Center for Neutron Research (NCNR); 6) the Center for Nanoscale Science and Technology (CNST); 7) the Office of Special Programs (OSP), and 8) the Associate Director for Laboratory Programs (ADLP). 2013-NIST-MSE-01 (GG 1/29/13)

Deadline: 6/3/2013

6-7 Hydrologic Sciences (NSF)

The Hydrologic Sciences Program focuses on the fluxes of water in the environment that constitute the water cycle as well as the mass and energy transport function of the water cycle in the environment. The Program supports studying processes from rainfall to runoff to infiltration and streamflow; evaporation and transpiration; as well as the flow of water in soils and aquifers and the transport of suspended, dissolved and colloidal components. Water is seen as the mode of coupling among various components of the environment and emphasis is placed on how the coupling is enabled by the water cycle and how it functions as a process. The Hydrologic Sciences Program retains a strong focus on linking the fluxes of water and the components carried by water across the boundaries between various interacting components of the terrestrial system and the mechanisms by which these fluxes co-organize over a variety of timescales and/or alter the fundamentals of the interacting components. The Program is also interested in how water interacts with the solid phase, the landscape and the ecosystem as well as how such interactions and couplings are altered by land use and climate change. NSF 13-531

Deadline: 6/3/2013, 12/5/2013


6-8 Agriculture and Food Research Initiative--Childhood Obesity Prevention (USDA)

This Challenge Area Focuses on the societal challenge to end obesity among children, the number one nutrition-related problem in the US. Food is an integral part of the process that leads to obesity and USDA has a unique responsibility for the food system in the United States. This program is designed to achieve the long-term outcome of reducing the prevalence of overweight and obesity among children and adolescents 2-19 years. The Childhood Obesity Program supports Multi-function Integrated Research, Education, and/or Extension Projects and Food and Agricultural Science Enhancement (FASE) Grants. USDA-NIFA-AFRI-004156 (GG 2/8/13)

Deadline: 4/11/2013

6-9 Genomic Centers for Infectious Diseases (U19) (NIH)

The purpose of this initiative is to establish 2-3 Genomic Centers for Infectious Diseases as a collaborative program that will utilize a combination of next generation sequencing and related genomic technologies, bioinformatics capabilities and computational analyses to understand infectious diseases, with a focus on the pathogen and its interaction with the host. The knowledge generated, including research data, analytical software tools, computational models, experimental protocols, and reagents, is expected to be widely disseminated to the scientific community through publicly accessible databases and reagent repositories. RFA-AI-13-009 (NIHG 2/8/13)

Deadline: Letters of Intent 5/24/2013; Applications 6/24/2013

6-10 Small Grants for New Investigators to Promote Diversity in Health-Related Research (RO3) (NIH)

The purpose of this funding opportunity announcement (FOA) is to provide support for New Investigators from backgrounds nationally underrepresented in biomedical research to conduct small research projects in the scientific mission areas of the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK), the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) and the Office of Dietary Supplements (ODS). The R03 grant mechanism supports different types of projects including pilot and feasibility studies; secondary analysis of existing data; small, self-contained research projects; development of research methodology; and development of new research technology. The R03 is intended to support small research projects that can be carried out in a short period of time with limited resources with the ultimate goal of providing the preliminary data for a R01-equivalent application. PAR-13-074 (NIHG 1/11/13)

Deadline: Letters of Intent 5/16/2013, 5/11/2014; Applications 6/16/2013, 6/16/2014

6-11 NIDCD Small Grant Program (R03) (NIH)

The NIDCD Small Grant Program (R03) is intended to support basic and clinical research of scientists who are beginning to establish an independent research career. It cannot be used for thesis or dissertation research. The research must be focused on one or more of the areas within the biomedical and behavioral scientific mission of the NIDCD: hearing, balance, smell, taste, voice, speech, or language. The NIDCD R03 grant mechanism supports different types of projects including secondary analysis of existing data; small, self-contained research projects; development of research methodology; translational research; outcomes research; and development of new research technology. PAR-13-057 (NIHG 12/21/12)

Deadline: 6/26/2013, 10/18/2013, 2/26/2014

6-12 Technology Development for High-Throughput Structural Biology Research (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 and methodologies underpinning high-throughput structural biology. Applications for new ideas and approaches for protein production and structure determination for classes of challenging proteins are appropriate. Projects related to high-throughput structure determination by X-ray crystallography and NMR, as well as projects addressing other constituent tasks of structural biology, including structural genomics, are relevant to this FOA. Applications should focus on methods development to solve challenging proteins that are not currently amenable to high-throughput structural biology. These challenging proteins include, but are not limited to, membrane proteins, small protein complexes, and proteins from human and other higher eukaryotes. PAR-13-032 (NIHG 11/30/12)

Deadline: 6/5/2013, 10/5/2013, 2/5/2014


6-13 NIJ FY 13 Research on Firearms and Violence (DOJ)

This solicitation from the National Institute of Justice seeks applications for research on firearms and violence such as, but not limited to, the effects of criminal justice interventions on reducing gun violence, improving data systems for studying gun violence, illicit gun markets, and the effects of firearm policies and legislation on public safety. NIJ-2013-3455 (GG 2/1/13