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April 19, 2013 (Vol. 22, No. 15)

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 (FB 15-2, 15-3, 15-6) 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:


15-1 Transformation Initiative: Sustainable Communities Research Grant program (HUD)

The purpose of the FY13 Sustainable Communities Research Grant Program (SCRGP) is to fill key data and information gaps, and to begin to develop and evaluate policy alternatives that communities can adopt to facilitate decision making about various community investments in sustainability initiatives. For this round of sustainability research grants, HUD is primarily interested in sponsoring cutting edge research in quality, equitable affordable housing development and preservation; transportation and infrastructure planning; and green, energy-efficient practices. Priority is given to applications that advance evidence-based research on the effectiveness of Federal programs in these areas, which includes HUD programs, such as HOME Investment Partnerships, Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), Public Housing, and Choice Neighborhoods Grant programs, and the range of HUD programs that address issues related to sustainability. FR-5700-N-05 (GG 4/16/13)

Deadline: 5/29/2013

15-2 Online Resource Center for Ethics Education in Science and Engineering (ORCEESE) (NSF)

The program will fund one five-year award (2014-2018) to collect and curate multi-media materials (including research findings, pedagogical materials, and promising practices) for an online, state-of-the-art resource center that will support efforts by scientists and engineers to incorporate ethical issues and reasoning into their pedagogy and research. The online resource center should be creative, comprehensive, accessible, and evolving. The team will incorporate strategies and techniques to keep the Ethics Online Resource Center relevant and up to date. Only one proposal per institutions allowed. NSF 13-558

Deadline: Internal 6/17/2013; Proposals 8/7/2013


15-3 Materials Research Science and Engineering Centers (NSF)

Materials Research Science and Engineering Centers (MRSECs) provide sustained support of interdisciplinary materials research and education of the highest quality while addressing fundamental problems in science and engineering. MRSECs address research of a scope and complexity requiring the scale, synergy, and interdisciplinary provided by a campus-based research center. They support materials research infrastructure in the United States, promote active collaboration between universities and other sectors, including industry and international institutions, and contribute to the development of a national network of university-based centers in materials research, education, and facilities. A MRSEC may be located at a single institution, or may involve multiple institutions in partnership.Only one MRSEC preliminary proposal may be submitted by any one organization as the lead organization in this competition. An organization proposing research in several groups should submit a single MRSEC proposal with multiple Interdisciplinary Research Groups (IRGs). A MRSEC proposal must contain a minimum of 2 IRGs and a maximum of 5 IRGs. NSF 13-556

Deadline: Internal 6/26/2013; Preliminary Proposals 8/26/2013; Proposals 1/10/2014

15-4 ROSES 2013: Terrestrial Hydrology (NASA)

The NASA Terrestrial Hydrology program (THP) has the scientific objective to use remote sensing to develop a predictive understanding of the role of water in land-atmosphere interactions and to further the scientific basis of water resources management. THP uses NASA's unique view from space to study hydrologic processes associated with runoff production, hydrologic fluxes at the land-air interface, and terrestrial water stores. THP fosters the development of hydrologic remote sensing theory, new hydrologic satellite missions, hydrologic remote sensing field experiments, and the interface of hydrology with other disciplines, such as ecology or modeling. Particular emphasis is placed on the application of satellite based remotely sensed data for characterizing, understanding, and predicting the terrestrially linked components of the hydrologic cycle and the dynamics of large-scale river basins. Current activities and programs are seeking to better define the known aspects of the United States water resources, others for the global environment, though for some geographic areas these are supported by few in situ observations and/or great uncertainty of modeling capability. NNH33ZDA001N-THP (GG 4/12/13)

Deadline: Notices of Intent 5/15/2013; Proposals 7/15/2013

15-5 Domestic Nuclear Detection Office-National Science Foundation Academic Research Initiative (ARI) (NSF)

The ARI is a joint Domestic Nuclear Detection Office (DNDO) and National Science Foundation (NSF) program seeking novel cross-cutting research that will enhance the nation's ability to detect and interdict nuclear or radiological material outside of regulatory control, and otherwise help prevent nuclear or radiological attacks. This year's solicitation topics will encompass a range of subjects, with an emphasis on unconventional, multidisciplinary approaches to threat detection. A number of small to medium awards are intended in the areas of novel approaches to extremely low-cost threat detection, orthogonal and informatics approaches to threat detection, deterrence analytics, and advanced forensics techniques. A single large award is intended for an integrated, multidisciplinary approach to shielded special nuclear material detection. Primary objectives of the ARI include advancing fundamental knowledge in the above areas and developing intellectual capacity in scientific fields relevant to long-term advances in these areas. Research proposals specific to detection of biological, chemical, and conventional weapons are excluded from the scope of this solicitation, however approaches that consider explosives detection and nuclear or radiological materials detection are of interest. NSF 13-554

Deadline: 7/10/2013


15-6 Collections in Support of Biological Research (CSBR) (NSF)

The Collections in Support of Biological Research (CSBR) Program provides funds: 1) for improvements to secure, improve, and organize collections that are significant to the NSF BIO-funded research community; 2) to secure collections-related data for sustained, accurate, and efficient accessibility of the collection to the biological research community; and 3) to transfer collection ownership responsibilities. The CSBR program provides for enhancements that secure and improve existing collections, result in accessible digitized specimen-related data, and develop better methods for specimen curation and collection management. Requests should demonstrate a clear and urgent need to secure the collection, and the proposed activities should address that need. Biological collections supported include established living stock/culture collections, vouchered non-living natural history collections, and jointly-curated ancillary collections such as preserved tissues and DNA libraries. Only three submissions per organization are allowed. NSF 13-557

Deadline: Internal 5/16/2013; Proposals 7/16/2013

15-7 Modeling of Infectious Disease Agent Study Research Projects (U01) (NIH)

This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA), solicits Cooperative Agreement (U01) applications from institutions/organizations that propose to provide the U.S. scientific and public health communities better resources, knowledge, and tools to improve their ability to prepare for, identify and prevent the spread of infectious diseases. Research projects will become part of the Models of Infectious Disease Agent Study (MIDAS) network. This FOA is a reissuance of a prior FOA (RFA-GM-11-002). The MIDAS network consists of a centralized Information Technology Resource (announced separately), a Centers of Excellence component (announced separately) and, with this announcement, the continuation of a network of multidisciplinary scientists conducting computational and mathematical research to improve the ability to prepare for, detect, control, and prevent emerging infectious diseases caused by naturally occurring or intentionally released pathogens, including those relevant to biodefense. RFA-GM-14-007 (NIHG 4/12/13)

Deadline: Letters of Intent 6/18/2013; Applications 7/18/2013

15-8 Collaborative Research in Integrative Cancer Biology (U01) (NIH)

The purpose of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to encourage new research into integrative cancer biology by fostering collaborations between investigators currently supported through the Integrative Cancer Biology Program (ICBP) and those currently unaffiliated with the ICBP. These collaborative projects should leverage the existing expertise and resources from within the ICBP research community and combine those with new approaches, technologies or methods to address compelling cancer questions. Therefore, the proposed research projects must involve partnerships between investigators currently supported by ICBP and investigators currently unaffiliated with the program. Applications that focus on projects which neither involve integrative cancer biology research, nor expand individual ICBP investigators' research by adding additional expertise, resources, or approaches, or without affiliation to existing ICBP personnel, are not appropriate to this FOA. PAR-13-184 (NIHG 4/12/13)

Deadline: Letters of Intent 5/18/2013, 10/13/2013; Applications 6/18/2013, 11/13/2013

15-9 Imaging and Biomarkers for Early Cancer Detection (R01) (NIH)

This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) invites research project (R01) applications that combine imaging and biomarkers. The overall objective of this FOA is to facilitate collaborative imaging and biomarker research to improve cancer screening, early cancer detection and diagnosis by integrating multi modality imaging strategies and multiplexed biomarker methodologies. PAR-13-189 (NIHG 4/12/13)

Deadline: Letters of Intent 6/10/2013, 11/11/2013; Applications 7/10/2013, 12/11/2013

15-10 Plant Biology Education and Outreach Initiatives (ASPB)

The ASPB Education Foundation is accepting proposals from members of the American Society of Plant Biologists to support education and outreach activities designed to advance knowledge and appreciation of plant biology. Grants will be awarded to support education and outreach projects targeting youth, students, and the general public, including but not limited to the development, implementation, and evaluation of innovative instructional materials or strategies in K-12 or undergraduate settings, science centers, and museums, and afterschool science clubs; projects that promote professional development in the area of plant biology for educators; professional development related to education and outreach for plant biologists and plant biologists in training; educational exhibits or displays in science museums, science centers, libraries, and other public venues; multimedia educational resources; and education and outreach collaborations between plant biologists and educators. To be eligible, the project's manager must be a current member of ASPB. (PND 4/12/13)

Deadline: 6/16/2013


15-11 Fulbright-Hays Group Projects Abroad Program: Short-Term Projects (ED)

The Fulbright-Hays Group Projects Abroad (Fulbright-Hays GPA) Program supports overseas projects in training, research, and curriculum development in modern foreign languages and area studies for groups of teachers, students, and faculty engaged in a common endeavor. Short-term projects may include seminars, curriculum development, or group research or study. Competitive Preference Priority I is Training and Focus on Priority Languages. Applications should propose short-term projects abroad that provide substantive training and thematic focus on any of the 78 priority languages selected from the U.S. Department of Education's list of Less Commonly Taught Languages (LCTLs). Competitive Preference Priority II is Inclusion of K-12 Educators. Applications should propose short-term projects abroad that develop and improve foreign language studies, area studies, or both at elementary and secondary schools by including K-12 teachers or K-12 administrators as at least 50 percent of the project participants. ED-GRANTS-041713-003 (GG 4/17/13)

Deadline: 6/13/2013