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Office of Research & Sponsored Programs

Funding Bulletin, Vol. 22, No. 29
August 23, 2013


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 29-3, 29-5) 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: URL:http://www.k-state.edu/research/funding/bulletins/bul13/limits13/index.html



29-1 NSF EPSCoR Research Infrastructure Improvement (RII) Track-2 (NSF EPSCoR/KU)

In January 2014, Kansas NSF EPSCoR (KNE) will submit a Research Infrastructure Improvement (RII) Track - 2 proposal in collaboration with one or more other EPSCoR states to the National Science Foundation for funding. KNE is seeking white papers that will make up the components of this multi-jurisdiction request to NSF. Each EPSCoR jurisdiction may submit only one such proposal. Because of the restriction submission, the internal request in Kansas is available only to faculty and administrators at the Regents' universities who are already in the process of seeking collaborations with EPSCoR - eligible states. While proposed projects will be selected based on scientific merits, some preference will be given to those in the areas of other KNE initiatives in order to leverage current strategies for infrastructure building. This includes research in climate, energy and other sustainability sciences broadly defined. Researchers who have already submitted or plan to submit white papers, letters of intent, or pre -proposals as collaborators to other EPSCoR -eligible states are eligible for this funding opportunity. KNE is asking that you forward that white paper as an email attachment to nsfepscor@ku.edu for consideration. Only proposals that include collaborations between two or more eligible EPSCoR jurisdictions (states) will be considered. Current eligible jurisdictions are Alaska, Alabama, Arkansas, Guam, Hawaii, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Oklahoma, Puerto Rico, South Carolina, Virgin Islands, and West Virginia.
URL: http://www.nsfepscor.ku.edu/funding.html
Deadline: White Papers 8/31/2013



29-2 Collaborative Science, Technology, and Applied Research (CSTAR) Program (DOC)

The CSTAR Program represents an NOAA/NWS effort to create a cost-effective transition from basic and applied research to operations and services through collaborative research between operational forecasters and academic institutions which have expertise in the environmental sciences. These activities will engage researchers and students in applied research of interest to the operational meteorological community and will improve the accuracy of forecasts and warnings of environmental hazards by applying scientific knowledge and information to operational products and services. The long term objective of the CSTAR Program is to improve the overall forecast and warning capabilities of the operational hydrometeorological community by addressing the following science and technology themes through collaborative research efforts between the NWS and academic institutions: Warn on Forecast for High Impact Events; Next Generation Forecast System; Integrated Observing and Analysis System; Decision Support Information Systems; and Integrating Social Science into Weather and Water Research and Operations. NOAA-NWS-NWSPO-2014-2003851 (GG 8/20/13)
URL: http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=240273
Deadline: 10/31/2013

29-3 NIH Director's Early Independence Awards (DP5) (NIH)

The NIH Director's Early Independence Award Program supports exceptional investigators who wish to pursue independent research directly after completion of their terminal doctoral/research degree or clinical residency, thereby forgoing the traditional post-doctoral training period and accelerating their entry into an independent research career. Only two applications per institution are allowed. RFA-RM-13-009 (NIHG 8/16/13)
URL: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-RM-13-009.html
Deadline: Internal 10/31/2013; Letters of Intent 12/31/2013; Applications 1/31/2014

29-4 2014 Department of Defense Multidisciplinary Research Program (DoD)

The DoD Multidisciplinary University Research Initiative (MURI), one element of the University Research Initiative (URI), is sponsored by the DoD research offices: the Office of Naval Research (ONR), the Army Research Office (ARO), and the Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR). The MURI program supports basic research in science and engineering at U.S. institutions of higher education that is of potential interest to DoD. The program is focused on multidisciplinary research efforts where more than one traditional discipline interacts to provide rapid advances in scientific areas of interest to the DoD. As defined by the DoD, "basic research is systematic study directed toward greater knowledge or understanding of the fundamental aspects of phenomena and of observable facts without specific applications towards processes or products in mind. It includes all scientific study and experimentation directed toward increasing fundamental knowledge and understanding in those fields of the physical, engineering, environmental, and life sciences related to long-term national security needs. ONRBAA13-022 (GG 8/19/13)
URL: http://www.grants.gov/view-opportunity.html?oppId=240153
Deadline: White Papers 10/15/2013; Proposals 12/16/2013



29-5 Partnerships for Innovation: Building Innovation Capacity (NSF)

The Partnerships for Innovation: Building Innovation Capacity (PFI:BIC) program supports academe-industry partnerships, which are led by an interdisciplinary academic research team with a least one industry partner, to collaborate in building technological and human innovation capacity. This innovation capacity is intended to endure beyond the initial award. Partnerships that build the capacity to innovate are expected to be effective at innovating and able to continue to innovate. They are highly intentional about creating an environment that fosters innovation. These partnerships not only develop new technology but also foster the development of human capital that embraces a culture of change, nurtures the generation of new ideas, and considers feedback an integral part of the innovation processes. The PFI:BIC partnership team should focus on technological innovations with potential for significant economic/societal impact. The team collaborates on research, focusing on novel applications motivated by existing research discoveries and based on a platform technology with the potential to achieve transformational change in existing service systems or to spur entirely new service systems. To attain this goal, these partnerships, which inherently require interdisciplinary research, must address what is needed to advance this technology so as to enable a smart service system or systems to enter into the commercialization process, succeed in the marketplace, and achieve positive economic, social, and environmental outcomes. Such advancement involves not only engineering, computer science, and other fields of science, but also an understanding of the potential interaction of the technology with customers and the broader public affected by the technology, the socio-technical system. A full understanding of the socio-technical system will require interdisciplinary teams that include social, behavior, and/or cognitive sciences. Finally, the team should demonstrate an understanding of potential commercial applications and markets, which should contribute to guiding the project activities. Academic institutions are limited to participation on two (2) proposals as a lead institution. NSF 13-587
URL: http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2013/nsf13587/nsf13587.htm
Deadline: Internal 9/18/2013; Letters of Intent 11/18/2013; Proposals 1/27/2014

29-6 Computer and Network Systems (CNS): Core Programs (NSF)

CISE's Division of Computer and Network Systems (CNS) supports research and education projects that develop new knowledge in two core programs: Computer Systems Research (CSR) program; and Networking Technology and Systems (NeTS) program. Proposers are invited to submit proposals in three project classes: Small Projects - up to $500,000 total budget with durations up to three years; Medium Projects - $500,001 to $1,200,000 total budget with durations up to four years; and Large Projects - $1,200,001 to $3,000,000 total budget with durations up to five years. NSF 13-581
URL: http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2013/nsf13581/nsf13581.htm
Deadline: Medium 10/15/2013; Large 11/19/2013; Small 1/17/2014

29-7 Dear Colleague Letter: OFR-NSF Partnership in Support of Research Collaborations in Finance Informatics (NSF)

The Directorate for Computer and Information Science and Engineering (CISE) of the National Science Foundation (NSF) and the Office of Financial Research (OFR) of the Department of Treasury share an interest in advancing basic and applied research centered on Computational and Information Processing Approaches to and Infrastructure in support of, Financial Research and Analysis and Management (CIFRAM). NSF and OFR have established a collaboration (hereafter referred to as CIFRAM) to identify and fund a small number of exploratory but potentially transformative CIFRAM research proposals. The collaboration enables OFR to support a broad range of financial research related to OFR's mission, including research on potential threats to financial stability. It also assists OFR with the goal of promoting and encouraging collaboration between the government, the private sector, and academic institutions interested in furthering financial research and analysis. Proposals that involve collaborations between Computer Scientists, Mathematicians, Statisticians, and experts in Financial Risk Analysis and Management are especially welcome. NSF 13-093
URL: http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2013/nsf13093/nsf13093.jsp
Deadline: Open



29-8 Breast Cancer Research (BCR)

Susan G. Komen is excited to announce the release of Requests for Applicants (RFAs) for Career Catalyst Research Grants and Postdoctoral Fellowship Grants. Career Catalyst Research (CCR) Grants provide unique opportunities for scientists in the early stages of their career to achieve research independence with an independent award of up to $450,000 over three years. CCR investigators lead a research project addressing an important question in breast cancer research and complete a self-defined career development plan with support from a mentor committee. CCR grants provide support for hypothesis-driven research projects that have significant potential to advance our understanding of breast cancer, lead to reducing in breast cancer incidence and/or mortality, and move us toward the goal of a world without breast cancer. Postdoctoral Fellowship (PDF) Grants seek to attract and support promising scientists who are embarking on careers dedicated to breast cancer research. PDF grants provide support for basic research projects that have significant potential to advance our understanding of breast cancer, lead to reductions in breast cancer incidence and/or mortality, and move us toward the goal of a world without breast cancer.
URL: http://ww5.komen.org/ResearchGrants/FundingOpportunities.html
Deadline: Preapplications 9/5/2013; Applications 12/5/2013



29-9 Implications of New Digital Media Use for Underage Drinking, Drinking-Related Behaviors, and Prevention Research (R01) (NIH)

This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) encourages R01 research grant applications from institutions/organizations that propose to investigate whether, and how, heavy involvement in new digital media usage, particularly social media and social networking sites, may influence adolescent alcohol use and drinking patterns, as well as drinking-related problems. This FOA also encourages applications proposing to explore the ways in which new digital media may be utilized as platforms for preventive interventions aimed at underage drinking and related problems. Companion funding opportunity is PA-13-263, R21 Exploratory/Developmental Grant. PA-13-262 (NIHG 7/12/13)
URL: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-13-262.html
Deadline: 10/5/2013, 2/5/2014, 6/5/2014

29-10 NIDA Program Project Grant Applications (P01) (NIH)

This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) announces the availability of support for collaborative research by multi-disciplinary teams which is of high priority to NIDA and leads to synergistic outcomes based on the synthesis of multiple research approaches. The NIDA Program Projects funding opportunity will support research in which the funding of three or more highly meritorious projects as a group enriches both the component projects and the overall program to offer significant scientific advantages over supporting the same projects as individual research grants. PAR-13-259 (NIHG 7/5/13)
URL: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-13-259.html
Deadline: 9/25/2013, 1/25/2014, 5/25/2014