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  April 12, 2013 (Vol. 22, No. 14)

Program Information

To receive program information, please contact Beverly Page, Information Specialist, Research and Sponsored Programs, phone: (785)532-5045, e-mail: bbpage@ksu.edu


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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:


14-1 Widening Implementation & Demonstration of Evidence-Based Reforms (WIDER) (NSF)

The chief goal of WIDER is to transform institutions of higher education into supportive environments for STEM faculty members to substantially increase their use of evidence-based teaching and learning practices. The first recommendation in the Report of the President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST), Engage to Excel, is to increase widespread implementation of evidence-based practices in order to increase persistence in STEM and contribute to the goal of producing 1 million additional STEM graduates. Through this process, WIDER seeks to substantially increase the scale of application of highly effective methods of STEM teaching and learning in institutions of higher education, by employing instructional materials and methods that have a convincing evidentiary basis of effectiveness. In particular WIDER seeks this transformation for high enrollment, lower division courses required for many STEM majors and taken by many other students to fulfill general education distribution requirements. Applicants may apply for WIDER grants to begin institutional planning efforts, to support implementation efforts for evidence-based teaching and learning practices, and for research on how to increase the importance placed on evidence-based practices in institutional strategic planning and faculty rewards. NSF 13-552

Deadline: 7/3/2013

14-2 Research on K-8 Classroom Instruction (Spencer)

The Spencer Foundation is accepting applications for research projects that explore how student performance data informs classroom instruction. Through its Evidence in the Classroom initiative, the foundation will award grants ranging from $50,000 to $300,000 for research projects that investigate how K-8 teachers use student performance data for instructional decisions and how organizational and individual factors affect that use. Past projects have covered a range of topics, from data use patterns through an online data management system to the effectiveness of capacity-building interventions. To be eligible, principal investigators must have earned a doctorate in an academic discipline or professional field, or appropriate experience in an education research-related profession. PIs also must be affiliated with a college, university, research facility, school district, or cultural institution that is willing to serve as fiscal agent if a grant is awarded. (PND 3/29/13)

Deadline: Preproposals 6/11/2013


14-3 Projects That Advance Chemical Sciences (Dreyfus)

The New York City-based Camille & Henry Dreyfus Foundation is accepting Letters of Inquiry from nonprofit organizations for innovative projects consistent with the foundation's broad objective to advance the chemical sciences. Through its Special Grant Program in the Chemical Sciences, the foundation awards grants for projects with the potential to significantly advance the chemical sciences. Examples of areas of interest include projects that increase public awareness, understanding, and appreciation of the chemical sciences; innovative approaches to chemistry education at all levels (K-12, undergraduate, and graduate); and efforts to make chemistry careers more attractive. Research proposals will not be considered. (PND 4/5/13)

Deadline: Letters of Inquiry 6/5/2013

14-4 NSF-CBMS Regional Research Conferences in the Mathematical Sciences (NSF)

The NSF-CBMS Regional Research Conferences in the Mathematical Sciences are a series of five-day conferences each of which features a distinguished lecturer delivering ten lectures on a topic of important current research in one sharply focused area of the mathematical sciences. CBMS refers to the Conference Board of the Mathematical Sciences which publicizes the conferences and administers the resulting publications. Support is provided for about 30 participants at each conference. Proposals should address the unique characteristics of the NSF-CBMS conferences, outlined in the Program Description. NSF 13-550

Deadline: 7/2/2013, 4/25/2014


14-5 Pharmacology-Focused Research Projects (ACVIM)

The American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine Foundation, in partnership with the Veterinary Pharmacology Research Foundation, is accepting proposals for pharmacologic-focused veterinary research projects. Grants of up to $18,000 will be awarded for research projects that evaluate the safety and effectiveness of therapies for veterinary species, explore new drug therapies for animals, develop and validate models of animal diseases or conditions, or ensure that a safe food supply is not compromised by drug therapy. Any clinician or scientist with an interest in veterinary pharmacology is eligible to serve as the principal investigator for a project. Proposals may request up to the total amount, and multiyear projects up to three years will be considered. (PND 4/5/13)

Deadline: 5/31/2013

14-6 The Role of Microbial Metabolites in Cancer Prevention and Etiology (U01) (NIH)

This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) encourages preclinical and clinical research that will describe the effect of microbially generated metabolites in cancer prevention/ progression and the molecular mechanisms underlying these effects: proliferative/apoptotic responses, cytokine production, inflammatory and immunomodulatory effects locally and/or distant. This FOA encourages pre-clinical and clinical studies that will describe the variability in the bacterial metabolites production and their contribution to cancer prevention/promotion among various racial and ethnic groups. Due to inconsistent responses to dietary interventions, this research is necessary to identify who might benefit from specific dietary recommendations and who might be placed at risk. It is important to identify the factors that contribute to differences in response to foods and food components and to identify early markers that will identify those who will receive maximum benefits from dietary change. As these are complex questions this program will facilitate interdisciplinary collaborations among scientists engaged in research in cancer prevention and microbiology, nutrition, cancer cell biology, and cancer disparities. To achieve this goal all applications are encouraged to include multiple Program Director(s)/Principal Investigator(s) with expertise in cancer biology, microbiology, nutrition, analytical chemistry or genetics. PAR-13-159 (NIHG 4/5/13)

Deadline: Letters of Intent 10/14/2013; Applications 11/14/2013, 11/14/2014


14-7 PHS 2013-02 Omnibus Solicitation of the NIH, CDC, FDA and ACF for Small Business Innovation Research Grant Applications (Parent SBIR [R43/R44]) (NIH)

This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) issued by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Administration for Children and Families (ACF) invites eligible United States small business concerns (SBCs) to submit Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) grant applications. United States SBCs that have the research capabilities and technological expertise to contribute to the R&D mission(s) of the NIH, CDC, FDA or ACF awarding components identified in this FOA are encouraged to submit SBIR grant applications in response to identified topics (see PHS 2013-2 SBIR/STTR Program Descriptions and Research Topics for NIH, CDC, FDA and ACF. A companion funding opportunity is PA-13-089, STTR R41/R42- Phase, Phase II, and Fast Track. PA-13-088 (NIHG 1/25/13)

Deadline: 8/5/2013, 12/5/2013, 4/5/2014

14-8 Small Business Innovation Research Program Phase I Solicitation FY-2014 (SBIR) (NSF)

The SBIR program solicits proposals from the small business sector consistent with NSF's mission. A main purpose of the legislation is to stimulate technological innovation and increase private sector commercialization. The NSF SBIR program is therefore in a unique position to meet both the goals of NSF and the purpose of the SBIR legislation by transforming scientific discovery into both social and economic benefit, and by emphasizing private sector commercialization. Accordingly, NSF has formulated broad solicitation topics for SBIR that conform to the high-technology investment sector's interests. The topics are: Biological and Chemical Technologies (BC); Education Applications (EA); Electronics, Information and Communication Technologies (EI); and Nanotechnology, Advanced Materials, and Manufacturing (NM). NSF 13-546 (GG 3/7/13)

Deadline: 6/11/2013


14-9 Research and Evaluation on Radicalization to Violent Extremism in the United States (DOJ)

With this solicitation, the National Institute of Justice (NIJ) seeks applications for research on radicalization to violent extremism as it occurs in the United States, and for evaluation of promising practices to prevent or mitigate radicalization in U.S. communities. This research will supplement work that NIJ funded in FY12, and projects now underway at other Federal agencies. The goal of this research is to aid State, local, and tribal criminal justice agencies and their attendant communities in implementing programs that prevent or counter radicalization to violent extremism. This solicitation focuses on all forms of radicalization that lead to violent extremism in the United States. Proposals should develop and analyze information and data that have clear implications for criminal justice in the following focus areas: 1) comparative analysis at the individual (micro-) level; 2) online radicalization to violent extremism; and 3) evaluations of promising practices to prevent or mitigate radicalization. NIJ-2013-3489 (GG 3/28/13)

Deadline: 6/5/2013

14-10 Research and Evaluation on White Collar Crime (DOJ)

The National Institute of Justice (NIJ) seeks proposals for research and evaluation on a wide range of topics related to white collar crime (WCC). The following list of WCC-related topics is by no means exhaustive and is offered only as a set of examples. Much more research remains to be done in these and many other areas. · Improving the research base regarding different types of white collar crimes and criminals, in particular demonstrating how certain research strategies and methodologies are particularly useful for studying the area of WCC. · Enhancing knowledge of the incidence, prevalence, and characteristics of white collar crimes and criminals. · Developing and validating standardized definitions, models, or measurements for various types of WCC. · Developing and/or evaluating new or existing strategies for effective WCC prevention and intervention. · Developing and demonstrating/evaluating programs to reduce the monetary and other social costs of WCC. NIJ-2013-3453 (GG 3/27/13)

Deadline: 6/19/2013


14-11 Early Care and Education Research Scholars: Child Care Research Scholars (ACF)

The Administration for Children and Families, Office of Policy, Research and Evaluation is announcing its plan to solicit applications for Child Care Research Scholars grants to support dissertation research on child care policy issues. These grants are meant to build capacity in the field to focus research on questions that inform the decision making of policy for child care and to foster mentoring relationships between faculty members and high quality doctoral students. HHS-2013-ACF-OPRE-YE-0577 (GG 3/22/13)

Deadline: 5/21/13