June 21, 2013 (Vol. 22, No. 23)
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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), as part of its Science to Achieve Results (STAR) program, is seeking applications proposing innovative research to advance methods for characterizing real-world human exposure to chemicals associated with consumer products in indoor environments. Current understanding of human exposure to the chemical constituents of consumer products is limited due to inadequate information on formulations, emissions, and persistence in indoor environments associated with the diversity of usage scenarios. Methodological limitations currently impede collection of robust exposure information that is necessary to provide context for the results of a growing body of high throughput toxicity testing results and to characterize risk to human health for the general population and vulnerable groups. This solicitation seeks to support research that will: 1) develop and/or apply innovative technologies and methods to characterize presence and co-occurrence of suites of semivolatile chemicals (dozens to hundreds) in real-world indoor environments associated with emissions from and use of consumer products; 2) generate data to advance the scientific basis of exposure predictions by providing values for key model parameters, building confidence in model assumptions, and confirming model predictions for relevant pathways; and 3) develop and/or apply innovative technologies and methods to profile chemicals and related metabolites associated with consumer products in biological media. This solicitation provides the opportunity for the submission of applications for projects that may involve human subjects research. EPA-G2013-STAR-K1
The United Sorghum Checkoff Program (USCP) is soliciting proposals for targeted research and education. They request proposals in strategic program areas - Crop Improvement, Renewables, High Value Markets. The goal of the RFP is to further enhance the opportunities for sorghum producers through specific projects and/or education that will increase productivity and/or demand
The National Historical Publications and Records Commission seeks proposals that promote the preservation and use of the nation's most valuable archival resources. Projects should expand our understanding of the American past by facilitating and enhancing access to primary source materials. The Commission will support such activities as establishing archives programs, processing archival collections at the basic or detailed levels, surveying and accessioning archival records, and converting existing archival collection finding aids to new online formats. ACCESS-201310 (GG 6/7/13)
The KUMC Genomics Core in partnership with the Bioinformatics Core, Illumina Inc., Kansas Intellectual Development Disability Research Center (KIDDRC), Cell and Developmental COBRE, KINBRE and Frontiers: The Heartland Institute for Clinical and Translational Research has implemented a NextGen Sequencing Pilot Award program which provides investigators the opportunity to apply for access to free next generation RNA sequencing. Successful applicants will receive up to 6 RNA-seq library preparations and one sequencing lane on a high output 100 cycle paired end sequencing run using the Illumina 2500 sequencing system. Sequence analysis provided by the Bioinformatics Core is included with the Award. The goal of the Sequencing Pilot Award is to assist new or established faculty in securing new grant funding using next-generation sequencing data and to promote the use of cutting-edge next generation sequencing technology for genomic and translational research.
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The intent of the PRMRP Discovery Award is to support innovative, untested, high-risk/ potentially high-reward concepts, theories, paradigms, and/or methods. Studies supported by this award are expected to lay the groundwork for future avenues of scientific investigation. The proposed research project should include a well-formulated, testable hypothesis based on strong scientific rationale and study design. The proposed research project should be novel and innovative. Innovative research may introduce a new paradigm, challenge existing paradigms, look at existing problems from new perspectives, or exhibit other highly creative qualities. Research that is an incremental advance upon published data is not considered innovative and is not consistent with the intent of this award mechanism. W81XWH-13-PRMRP-DA (GG 6/17/13)
The PCRP Exploration - Hypothesis Development Award mechanism was first offered in FY03. Since then, 1,814 Exploration - Hypothesis Development Award applications have been received, and 209 have been recommended for funding. The Exploration - Hypothesis Development Award supports the exploration of highly innovative, untested, potentially high-gain concepts, theories, paradigms, and/or methods that address an important problem in prostate cancer. Results of studies conducted through this award may provide the scientific rationale upon which a new hypothesis can be based or initial proof-of-principle of an innovative hypothesis. This award is designed to provide investigators the opportunity to pursue serendipitous observations that may reveal entirely new avenues for investigation. Presentation of preliminary data is inconsistent with the intent of this award mechanism and is therefore strongly discouraged. However, logical reasoning and a sound scientific rationale for the proposed work must be described. The PCRP seeks applications from the wide spectrum of basic, population science, translational, and clinical research. In addition, applicants are expected to address at least one of the PCRP focus areas and are highly encouraged to address one of the PCRP overarching challenges. W81XWH-13-PCRP-EHDA (GG 6/15/13)
The Public Affairs Section of the U.S. Embassy to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is now accepting proposals for a new grant called the Saudi-American Educational and Cultural Initiative Grants (SAECIG) and is for Saudi and U.S. non-governmental and community organizations, universities, entrepreneurs, cultural organizations or qualified individuals who propose to work together to develop or expand educational, professional and cultural exchange activities and promote dialogue and partnership between the people of the United States and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The new grant will support innovative forms of collaboration to expand the diversity of activities in the U.S.-Saudi partnership and develop the next generation of leaders, especially among youth, young professionals and women, and to promote mutual understanding and respect through long-term partnership and cooperation between our two countries. S-SAECI-13-GR-050-NEA-061813 (GG 6/18/13)
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) invites science-based small business firms to submit research applications under this program solicitation entitled Small Business Innovation Research Program (SBIR) - Phase I, Fiscal Year 2014. Firms with strong scientific research capabilities in any of the topic areas described in section 8.0 are encouraged to participate. USDA will support high-quality research or research and development (R/R&D) applications containing advanced concepts related to important scientific problems and opportunities that could lead to significant public benefit. In addition to supporting scientific research and development, the program's primary goal is to provide incentives and opportunities for small business firms to convert USDA-sponsored research to technological innovation in the private sector. All proposed research should have some potential commercial outcome. Projects dealing with agriculturally related manufacturing and alternative and renewable energy technologies are encouraged across all 2014 SBIR topic areas. USDA-NIFA-SBIR-004332 (GG 6/19/13)
Rural youth encounter economic and physical barriers that prevent them from receiving adequate care, services, or resources necessary for healthy development. The Rural Youth Development Grants Program is intended to break down barriers to participation, especially for rural youth; enhance opportunities for youth involvement in policy and decision-making; create safe and inviting environments for youth activities; and improve access to information and technology. The overall goal of the program is to provide opportunities for rural youth to improve their own lives and the communities in which they live. USDA-NIFA-F4HN-004329 (GG 6/14/13)
The Kansas Association of Community Action Program is issuing a Request For Proposals from researchers qualified to help the Kansas CAA network identify common factors of case management success. (In other words, what are our case managers doing to successfully engage, maintain, and eventually graduate case management customers from our programs?) Identifying the common factors of success will help improve the services provided in evidence-based/evidence-informed ways.
23-11 Doctoral Dissertation Improvement Grants in the Directorate for Biological Sciences (DDIG) (NSF)
The National Science Foundation awards Doctoral Dissertation Improvement Grants in selected areas of the biological sciences. Proposals must fall within the scope of any of the clusters in the Division of Environmental Biology (DEB) or the Behavioral Systems Cluster in the Division of Integrative Organismal Systems (IOS). These grants provide partial support of doctoral dissertation research for improvement beyond the already existing project. Allowed are costs for doctoral candidates to participate in scientific meetings, to conduct research in specialized facilities or field settings, and to expand an existing body of dissertation research. NSF 13-568