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March 15, 2013 (Vol. 22, No. 10)

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 3-10) 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:


10-1 Advancing Eating Disorders Research through Dimensional Studies of Biology and Behavior (R01) (NIH)

This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) issued by the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) seeks research studies that use dimensional constructs to integrate biology (e.g., brain circuit or physiological pathway) and behavior in the service of advancing the understanding of biological mechanisms and developmental trajectories of eating disorders. RFA-MH-14-030 (NIHG 3/8/13)

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

10-2 Bioengineering Research Grants (BRG) (R01) (NIH)

The purpose of this funding opportunity announcement is to encourage collaborations between the life and physical sciences that: 1) apply a multidisciplinary bioengineering approach to the solution of a biomedical problem; and 2) integrate, optimize, validate, translate or otherwise accelerate the adoption of promising tools, methods and techniques for a specific research or clinical problem in basic, translational, or clinical science and practice. An application may propose design-directed, developmental, discovery-driven, or hypothesis-driven research and is appropriate for small teams applying an integrative approach that can increase our understanding of and solve problems in biological, clinical or translational science. PAR-13-137 (NIHG 3/8/13)

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

10-3 Planning Grants for the NIH National Research Mentoring Network (NRMN) (P20) (NIH)

The purpose of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to encourage organizations with experience in the mentorship of individuals underrepresented in the biomedical research workforce to submit planning grant applications for the NIH National Research Mentoring Network (NRMN). The NRMN will establish a nationwide consortium to provide networking and mentorship experiences for individuals from backgrounds underrepresented in biomedical research from the undergraduate to junior faculty level. Planning grant applications must propose a plan to develop the partnerships and infrastructure needed to be competitive for the NRMN initiative. Only one application per institution is allowed. RFA-RM-13-002

Deadline: Internal 3/25/2013; Letters of Intent 4/10/2013; Applications 5/10/2013

10-4 AgreenSkills: International Mobility Programme For Researchers (INRA/Agreenium)

AgreenSkills is an international, open, incoming-outgoing mobility programme co-funded by the European Commission in the frame of the COFUND-FP7 People Programme. This programme is coordinated by INRA and Agreenium, a consortium comprising the main French agricultural and veterinary research and higher education organizations. AgreenSkills supports inventive, talented and promising young researchers (post doc), from all disciplines and from all over the world, to develop challenging basic or targeted research projects in the fields of agriculture, environment, food and nutrition and animal health.

Deadline: 5/15/2013

10-5 Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) Sites and Supplements (NSF)

The Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) program supports active research participation by undergraduate students in any of the areas of research funded by the National Science Foundation. REU projects involve students in meaningful ways in ongoing research programs or in research projects specifically designed for the REU program. This solicitation features two mechanisms for support of student research: 1) REU Sites are based on independent proposals to initiate and conduct projects that engage a number of students in research. REU Sites may be based in a single discipline or academic department or may offer interdisciplinary or multi-department research opportunities with a coherent intellectual theme. Proposals with an international dimension are welcome. 2) REU Supplements may be included as a component of proposals for new or renewal NSF grants or cooperative agreements or may be requested for ongoing NSF-funded research projects. Undergraduate student participants in either REU Sites or REU Supplements must be U.S. citizens, U.S. nationals, or permanent residents of the United States. NSF 13-542 (GG 2/25/13)

Deadline: Sites 8/28/2013

10-6 Field Research (NGS)

The National Geographic Society awards grants for scientific field research and exploration through its Committee for Research and Exploration. All proposed projects must have both a geographical dimension and relevance to other scientific fields and be of broad scientific interest. Applications are generally limited to the following disciplines: anthropology, archaeology, astronomy, biology, botany, geography, geology, oceanography, paleontology, and zoology. In addition the committee is emphasizing multidisciplinary projects that address environmental issues (e.g., loss of biodiversity and habitat, effects of human-population pressures). (TGA 12/12)

Deadline: Open

10-7 Collaborative Activity Awards (McDonnell)

The Foundation offers Collaborative Activity Awards to initiate interdisciplinary discussion on problems or issues, to help launch interdisciplinary research networks, or to fund communities of researchers/practitioners dedicated to developing new methods, tools, and applications of basic research to applied problems. In each case the focus of the collaborative activity must meet the program guidelines for one of the following program areas: a) Studying Complex Systems: and b) Understanding Human Cognition. (TGA 12/12)

Deadline: Open


10-8 Farmer-to-Farmer Program Special Program Support Project (SPSP) Program (USAID)

The United States Government, as represented by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), Bureau for Food Security (BFS), is seeking applications from qualified and eligible organizations to implement the Farmer-to-Farmer (F2F) Special Program Support Project (SPSP) program. The F2F Special Program Support Project (SPSP) program for which applications are requested by this RFA, will continue to provide for US voluntary assistance for economic growth in the agricultural sector and will promote voluntary technical assistance and people-to-people engagement in international agricultural development, strengthen F2F Programs funded under other mechanisms; expand opportunities for new organizations and individuals to participate in the F2F Program; and contribute to international agriculture and rural development. RFA-OAA-13-000007 (GG 3/8/13)

Deadline: 4/11/2013


10-9 Programming Grants to Accompany NEH on the Road Exhibitions (NEH)

These grants support ancillary public humanities programs to accompany NEH on the Road traveling exhibitions. Typical formats involve lectures, reading and discussion programs, film discussion programs, Chautauqua presentations by scholars, family programs, exhibition tours, or other appropriate formats for reaching the general public. 20131231-MR (GG 1/2/13)

Deadline: 12/31/2013


10-10 Special Program Announcement for 2013 Office of Naval Research: Computational Methods for Decision Making (DoD)

The purpose of this topic is to identify, understand, and resolve key issues, develop and mature algorithms and methods; determine and demonstrate performance of algorithms, methods, techniques, and strategies for automated computational methods and information systems that support decision making. The algorithms, methods, techniques, and strategies must support autonomous information processing systems that can successfully and securely execute a variety of missions in complex environments while exploiting multiple sources of sensor and open domain data. The program will pursue a wide variety of approaches that enable automated systems to, within the context of a mission, automatically analyze multiple sources of data supporting interpretation of the data; combine data and generate interpretations from multiple data sources to provide understanding of the battle space, provide management of sensor and other resources to maintain and improve the battle space picture, and to enable and build high performance software systems that are defect free and trustworthy to implement these algorithms, methods, techniques, and strategies. 13-SN-0009 (GG 3/11/13)

Deadline: White Papers 4/11/2013; Applications 7/15/2013

10-11 ROSES 2013: Carbon Cycle Science (NASA)

NASA, USDA, DOE, and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) seek proposals to improve understanding of changes in the distribution and cycling of carbon among the active land, ocean, and atmospheric reservoirs and how that understanding can be used to establish a scientific foundation for societal responses to global environmental change.The goals of the NASA Earth Science Program for carbon cycle science are to improve understanding of the global carbon cycle and to quantify changes in atmospheric CO2 and CH4 concentrations, as well as terrestrial and aquatic carbon storage in response to fossil fuel combustion, land use and land cover change, and other human activities and natural events. NASA carbon cycle research encompasses multiple temporal and spatial scales and addresses atmospheric, terrestrial, and aquatic carbon reservoirs, their coupling within the global carbon cycle, and interactions with climate and other aspects of the Earth system. A focus on observations from space pervades carbon cycle research by NASA and is a basis for partnerships with other U.S. Government agencies and institutions. NNH13ZDA001N-CARBON (GG 3/1/13)

Deadline: Step 1 5/1/2013


10-12 Patton Trust Research Grants (KCALSI)

Patton Trust Research grant proposals must be specifically focused on the genetic basis of diseases that predominately affect children and clearly identify how the research team intends to generate critical preliminary data needed for future proposal submissions to external agencies. Proposals consistent with this theme are encouraged. All full time researchers at KCALSI key stakeholder institutions are eligible to submit proposals in response to this RFP. Proposals including evidence of inter-institutional collaboration research are preferred for this funding program, but not an absolute requirement.

Deadline: Letters of Intent 3/29/2013

10-13 Collaborations for Macromolecular Interactions in Cells (R01) (NIH)

The purpose of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to establish inter-disciplinary collaborative projects to advance studies of macromolecular interactions and their relationship to function in cells. These collaborations are designed to integrate additional research strategies into NIGMS' research base of laboratories specializing in macromolecular function in living systems. Grantees may use this funding opportunity to i) complement each other's capabilities (for example, in biochemistry, genetics, chemistry, or pharmacology), where the innovation is in the biology rather than in the technology; ii) apply proven technologies that are technically challenging, expensive, or not yet widely used in cell biology and allied fields (for example, mass spectrometry, high-throughput screening); iii) develop, pilot, evaluate, and/or apply emerging technologies (for example, super resolution light microscopy); iv) carry out feasibility studies or upstream research and development of new technological concepts that are unproven, but potentially useful for study of macromolecular interactions. RFA-GM-14-004 (NIHG 3/8/13)