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May 3, 2013 (Vol. 22, No. 17)

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 17-5, 17-10) 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:


17-1 ROSES 2013: The GLOBE Implementation Office (NASA)

The Global Learning and Observations to Benefit the Environment (GLOBE) Program is an important element of NASA's commitment to promoting science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education among the youth of the United States and worldwide and to enhancing its international collaboration through the peaceful use of space. The Earth Science Division of NASA's Science Mission Directorate solicits proposals for an organization or a consortium of organizations to host the GLOBE Implementation Office and collaborate with NASA in the implementation of GLOBE, with the objective of strengthening the programmatic support for GLOBE and enhancing the value of GLOBE to its worldwide community of Partners, Students, Teachers, and Scientists. The GLOBE Implementation Office (GIO) shall perform functions related to GLOBE science, education, evaluation, and communication, as well as other functions supporting the GLOBE community. These functions include, but are not limited to, the following: GLOBE community engagement and development; Operation and analysis of GLOBE resources and activities; GLOBE community coordination services; GLOBE Help Desk operation. NNH33ZDA001N-GLOBE (GG 4/30/13)

Deadline: Notices of Intent 5/20/2013; Proposals 7/19/2013


17-2 Summer Stipends (NEH)

Summer Stipends support individuals pursuing advanced research that is of value to humanities scholars, general audiences, or both. Recipients usually produce articles, monographs, books, digital materials, archaeological site reports, translations, editions, or other scholarly resources. Summer Stipends support continuous full-time work on a humanities project for a period of two months and support projects at any stage of development. Summer Stipends are awarded to individual scholars. Organizations are not eligible to apply. Faculty members teaching full-time at colleges or universities must be nominated by their institutions to apply for a Summer Stipend. The following sets of individuals may apply without being nominated: independent scholars, college or university staff members who are not faculty members and will not be teaching during the academic year preceding the award tenure, emeritus scholars, adjunct faculty, part-time faculty, and applicants with academic appointments that terminate by the summer of the award tenure. K-State faculty must contact the Dean's office, Arts & Sciences for nomination procedures. 20130926-FT (GG 5/1/13)

Deadline: Applications 9/26/2013

17-3 Observership and Guest Artists (SDC)

Applications are open for the 2013-2014 Observership Program. This program provides emerging directors and choreographers twenty five paid opportunities to observe master directors and choreographers on Broadway, Off-Broadway, and Regional productions. This past season's opportunities included projects with Susan Stroman, Sean Mathias, Emily Mann, Timothy Douglas, Marcia Milgrom Dodge, Rob Ashford, and other notable theater artists at the helm. Additionally, applicants are open for our Guest Artists Initiative. This program provides funding and support for colleges and universities to hire professional directors and choreographers as guest artist to lead a production during their season.

Deadline: 6/1/2013


17-4 ROSES-13 Appendix A.7, Carbon Monitoring System (NASA)

The NASA Carbon Monitoring System (CMS) is a forward-looking initiative designed to make significant contributions in characterizing, quantifying, understanding, and predicting the evolution of global carbon sources and sinks through improved monitoring of carbon stocks and fluxes. Initiated and directed through a 2010 Congressional Appropriation, the program conducts pre-Phase A and pilot initiatives for the development of a carbon monitoring system. This solicitation seeks new work directed towards 1) acquisition, field sampling, quantification, and development of prototype Monitoring Reporting and Verification (MRV) system capabilities which can provide transparent data products achieving levels of precision and accuracy required by current carbon trading protocols, 2) use of this type of information for local and regional applications related to Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation (REDD) in developing nations, and/or 3) filling gaps in ongoing NASA CMS research regarding quantification of errors and uncertainties in NASA CMS products and in understanding and engaging the users of carbon monitoring information.

Deadline: Notices of Intent 5/29/2013; Proposals 6/28/2013


17-5 Pathway to Stop Diabetes Research Awards (ADA)

To accelerate the research needed to discover solutions to and ultimately end the deadly diabetes epidemic, the Association has launched Pathway to Stop Diabetes. With a goal of funding 100 new diabetes investigators over the next decade, Pathway will support creative scientists who are just starting their careers in diabetes research, or are already established in another field but want to expand their focus to diabetes research. Through individual awards of up to $1.625 million, Pathway will provide researchers with the freedom and autonomy to pursue innovative ideas and transformational approaches. Pathway seeks exceptional nominees from a broad range of disciplines, including medicine, biology, chemistry, engineering, physics, and mathematics. The association encourages nomination of individuals from diverse backgrounds, including minorities that are underrepresented in research. An applicant must be nominated by his/her institution prior to submitting an application. Institutions may nominate a maximum of one investigator per grant cycle. The nomination can be in either of the Pathway award types: Diabetes Research Career Initiator or Diabetes Research Accelerator.

Deadline: Internal 6/16/2013; Applications 8/16/2013

17-6 Research to Prevent Childhood Obesity (RWJF)

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation is accepting concept papers for research on environmental and policy strategies with the potential to promote healthy eating and prevent childhood obesity, especially among lower-income and racial and ethnic populations at highest risk for obesity. Through its Healthy Eating Research: Building Evidence to Prevent Childhood Obesity program, the foundation will award grants in two categories, Round 8 grants and RWJF New Connections grants, with the aim of providing advocates, decision-makers, and policy makers with evidence needed to reverse the childhood obesity epidemic. Round 8 grants will provide up to $170,000 for a period of up to eighteen months to support innovative, solution-oriented, policy-relevant environmental and policy studies. RWJF New Connections grants will support policy-relevant research by early-career investigators from historically disadvantaged and underrepresented communities. (PND 4/26/13)

Deadline: Concept Papers 7/10/2013

17-7 Dual Purpose with Dual Benefit: Research in Biomedicine and Agriculture Using Agriculturally Important Domestic Animal Species (R01) (NIH)

This interagency Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) issued by the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) and the National Institute of Food and Agriculture (USDA-NIFA) is to invite the submission of grant applications that utilize agriculturally important domestic animal species to improve human health through the advancement of basic and translational research deemed highly relevant to both agricultural and biomedical research. This initiative is designed to facilitate and encourage comparative medicine research studies through the careful selection and refinement of farm animal models that mimic human developmental, physiological and etiological processes to better understand disease origins and improve assisted reproduction efficiencies. The anticipated outcomes include both the elucidation of fundamental information relevant for the improvement of human health and an increase in food animal production and improvement in animal health and product quality. It is envisioned that each application will address mission-relevant areas of both agencies. PAR-13-204 (NIHG 4/26/13)

Deadline: Letters of Intent 8/24/2013; Applications 9/24/2013

17-8 Biophysical and Biomechanical Aspects of Embryonic Development (R01) (NIH)

This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) encourages Research Project Grant (R01) applications from institutions/organizations that propose to advance our knowledge in the area of the physics and mechanics of embryonic development. Applicants must propose hypothesis-driven developmental research with the prospect of gaining new and critical information about tissue mechanics relevant to vertebrate development and understanding the basis for developmental disorders. Investigators are encouraged to explore approaches and concepts new to the area of developmental tissue mechanics, and use newly developed techniques superior to the ones currently used in the field. It should be noted that applications using the NIH R01 grant mechanism will require sufficient preliminary data to substantiate the validity of the proposed research and feasibility of new technologies or tools. A companion funding opportunity is PAR-13-206, R21 Exploratory/Developmental Grant. PAR-13-207 (NIHG 4/26/13)

Deadline: Letters of Intent 8/17/2013; Applications 9/17/2013

17-9 DOD Military Infectious Diseases Applied Research Award (DoD)

All applications MUST specifically address at least one of the MID-ARA Focus Areas related to combat-related or trauma-induced wound infections. Research projects incorporating high-throughput drug screening and/or in silico modeling, as well as applications focused on areas other than those listed below should NOT be submitted. The MID-ARA Focus Areas are: · Development of new methods for rapid multi-pathogen/multi-phenotype detection of multidrug-resistant organisms (MDROs), nosocomial pathogens, and/or rapid multi-pathogen/multi-phenotype characterization of antimicrobial resistance patterns. · Development of assays for host immune response biomarkers for diagnosis or prognosis (with associated outcomes) of infection to inform clinical wound management decisions (e.g., optimal wound closure time, optimal duration of antibiotics for osteomyelitis). · Development and preclinical testing of novel chemotypes (chemical classes/materials), biologics as potential therapeutics or prophylactics for wound infection, and/or biofilm formation, maintenance, or propagation. Innovative treatment approaches (e.g., chelators, antibody, phage, antimicrobial peptides, quorum-sensing inhibitors, and host immunoaugmentation, etc.) are encouraged. W81XWH-14-DMRDP-MID-ARA (GG 4/24/13)

Deadline: 9/30/2013


17-10 International Visitor Leadership Program Assistance Award (DOS)

The Office of International Visitors, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA/PE/V), United States Department of State (DOS), announces an open competition for up to six assistance awards to administer the International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP). The IVLP is the U.S. Department of State's premier professional exchange program. Launched in 1940, the IVLP is a professional exchange program that seeks to build mutual understanding between the U.S. and other nations through carefully designed short-term visits to the U.S. for current and emerging foreign leaders. These visits reflect the International Visitors' professional interests and support the foreign policy goals of the United States. Applicants may submit only one proposal under this competition. ECA-PE-V-14-05-OY-B (GG 4/30/13)

Deadline: Internal 5/10/2013; Applications 6/7/2013

17-11 Fulbright Israel Post-Doctoral Fellowships for American Researchers in All Academic Disciplines (CIES)

The United States-Israel Educational Foundation (USIEF), the Fulbright commission for Israel, offers 8 fellowships to American post-doctoral researchers in support of work to be carried out at Israeli universities during the course of the 2014/2015-2015/2016 academic years.

Deadline: 8/1/2013