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Office of Research & Sponsored Programs

Funding Bulletin, Volume 22, Number 31
September 9, 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 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



31-1 Office of Research & Sponsored Programs Workshops

Grant Writing Basics Workshop--An introduction /refresher on finding funding, proposal planning and preparation, budget development, and proposal submission. 1:00 p.m. Tuesday, September 17, K-State Union. Reserve a seat and packet by emailing name, department and phone number to orsp@ksu.edu.

University Small Research Grants/ Faculty Development Awards--Question and Answer Session at 3:45 p.m., Tuesday, September 17, K-State Union, following the Grant Writing Workshop.

Deadline: 9/17/2013



31-2 External Humanities Faculty Fellowships (SHC)

External fellowships from the Stanford Humanities Center are intended primarily for individuals currently teaching in or affiliated with an academic institution, but independent scholars may apply. Faculty fellowships are awarded across the spectrum of academic ranks (assistant, associate, and full professor) and a goal of the selection process is to create a diverse community of scholars. Applicants who are members of traditionally under-represented groups are encouraged to apply. There are no citizenship requirements for these fellowships; non-U.S. nationals are welcome to apply. Research projects must be in the humanities; creative arts projects are not eligible. The Center is open to projects employing information technology in humanities research. All applicants must have a PhD and be at least three years beyond receipt of the degree at the start of the fellowship year. Junior fellowships are for scholars who will be at least three and no more than ten years beyond receipt of the Ph.D. by the start of the fellowship year. Senior fellowships are for established scholars who are more than ten years beyond receipt of the PhD. (TGA 9/13)
URL: http://shc.stanford.edu/fellowships/non-stanford-faculty/#exfac_answer_1
Deadline: 10/1/2013

31-3 Senior Fellowships in Visual Arts (NGA)

The Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts announces its program for senior fellowships. Fellowships are for full-time research, and scholars are expected to reside in Washington and to participate in the activities of the Center throughout the fellowship period. Lectures, colloquia, and informal discussions complement the fellowship program. Each senior fellow is provided with a study. In addition, senior fellows who relocate to Washington are provided with housing in apartments near the Gallery, subject to availability. Senior fellows have access to the notable resources represented by the collections, the library, and the image collections of the National Gallery of Art, as well as to the Library of Congress and other specialized research libraries and collections in the Washington area. One Paul Mellon Fellowship and four to six Ailsa Mellon Bruce, Samuel H. Kress, and William C. Seitz Senior Fellowships will be awarded for the academic year, early fall to spring. Applications for a single academic term are also considered. (TGA 9/13)
URL: http://www.nga.gov/casva/casvasen.htm
Deadline: 10/15/2013



31-4 Discovery Research K-12 (DRK-12) (NSF)

The Discovery Research K-12 program (DRK-12) seeks to significantly enhance the learning and teaching of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) by preK-12 students and teachers, through research and development of innovative resources, models and tools (RMTs). Projects in the DRK-12 program build on fundamental research in STEM education and prior research and development efforts that provide theoretical and empirical justification for proposed projects. Teachers and students who participate in DRK-12 studies are expected to enhance their understanding and use of STEM content, practices and skills. DRK-12 invites proposals that address immediate challenges that are facing preK-12 STEM education as well as those that anticipate radically different structures and functions of pre-K 12 teaching and learning. The DRK-12 program has four major research and development strands: 1) Assessment; 2) Learning; 3) Teaching; and 4) Implementation Research. The program recognizes that there is some overlap among the strands. Proposals may address more than one strand. NSF 13-601
URL: http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2013/nsf13601/nsf13601.htm
Deadline: 12/6/2013, 10/16/2014



31-5 NOAA/National Weather Service: Collaborative Science, Technology, and Applied Research (CSTAR) (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 CSTAR Program addresses NOAA's Mission Goal 3-- Weather Ready Nation. 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

31-6 AAAS Science & Technology Policy Fellowships (AAAS)

The American Association for the Advancement of Science manages and administers Science & Technology Policy Fellowships in five program areas to provide the opportunity for accomplished scientists and engineers to participate in and contribute to the federal policymaking process while learning firsthand about the intersection of science and policy. The fellowships in congressional offices are funded by approximately 30 partner scientific and engineering societies. The fellowships in executive branch agencies are funded by the hosting offices. Applicants must have a PhD or an equivalent doctoral-level degree at the time of application. Individuals with a master's degree in engineering and at least three years of post-degree professional experience also may apply. (TGA 9/13)
URL: http://fellowships.aaas.org/01_About/01_index.shtml
Deadline: 11/1/2013

31-7 NSF/DOE Partnership in Basic Plasma Science and Engineering (NSF/DOE)

The Directorates for Engineering (Division of Chemical, Bioengineering, Environmental & Transport Systems), Geosciences (Division of Atmospheric and Geospace Sciences) and Mathematical and Physical Sciences (Divisions of Astronomical Sciences and Physics) of the National Science Foundation (NSF) and the Office of Science/Office of Fusion Energy Sciences (SC/FES) of the Department of Energy (DOE) are continuing in FY2014 the joint Partnership in Basic Plasma Science and Engineering begun in FY1997. The goal of the initiative is to enhance plasma research and education in this broad, multidisciplinary field by coordinating efforts and combining resources of the two agencies. The current solicitation also encourages submission of proposals to perform basic plasma experiments on the Large Aperture Plasma Device (LAPD) at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), a unique user facility designed to serve the needs of the broader plasma community. NSF 13-596 (GG 8/29/13)
URL: http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2013/nsf13596/nsf13596.htm
Deadline: 11/26/2013, 10/3/14



31-8 Sunflower Trails (Sunflower)

The Sunflower Foundation: Health Care for Kansas announces a new Request for Proposals (RFPs) for the Sunflower Trails program, as well as a change in the submission process that should enhance the experience for all applicants. The trail funding initiative is designed to support the concept of the built environment as a strategy to increase opportunities for outdoor physical activity and therefore reduce the prevalence of obesity. The foundation invites Kansas communities and schools to submit proposals for the development or improvement of trails. Sunflower Trails RFP categories include the following: RFP #14-101 supports the construction of community based new trails or expansion of existing trails, minimum length of 1/2 mile (maximum funding $55,000). RFP #14-102 supports the addition of improvements/enhancements such as lighting and distance signage to existing trails (maximum funding $25,000). RFP #14-103 supports the construction of trail connectors in order to link existing trails or improve access to trails (maximum funding $35,000). RFP #14-104 supports the construction of school-based new trails, minimum length of 1/4 mile (maximum funding $25,000).
URL: http://www.sunflowerfoundation.org
Deadline: 11/1/2013



31-9 Minerva Research Initiative (ONR)

The Office of Naval Research (ONR) is interested in receiving proposals for the Minerva Research Initiative (http://minerva.dtic.mil), a DoD-sponsored, university-based social science research program initiated by the Secretary of Defense. This program is a multi-service effort. Ultimately, however, funding decisions will be made by OSD personnel, with technical inputs from the Services. The program focuses on areas of strategic importance to U.S. national security policy. It seeks to increase the Department's intellectual capital in the social sciences and improve its ability to address future challenges and build bridges between the Department and the social science community. Minerva brings together universities, research institutions, and individual scholars and supports multidisciplinary and cross-institutional projects addressing specific topic areas determined by the Department of Defense. The MRI aims to promote research in specific areas of social science and to promote a candid and constructive relationship between DoD and the social science academic community. ONRBAA13-024 (GG 8/22/13)
URL: http://www07.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=240549
Deadline: White Papers 11/18/2013; Proposals 2/14/2014

31-10 NIA Program Project Applications (P01) (NIH)

The National Institute on Aging invites the submission of investigator-initiated program project (P01) applications. The applications should address scientific areas relevant to the NIA mission. Each P01 application submitted to this FOA must include at least three related research projects that share a common central theme, focus, and/overall objective and an administrative core to lead the project. PAR-13-258 (NIHG 7/5/13)
URL: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-13-258.html
Deadline: Letters of Intent 12/27/2013; Applications 1/27/2014



31-11 Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) (NSF)

The purpose of the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) is to help ensure the vitality and diversity of the scientific and engineering workforce of the United States. The program recognizes and supports outstanding graduate students who are pursuing research-based master's and doctoral degrees in fields within NSF's mission. The GRFP provides three years of support for the graduate education of individuals who have demonstrated their potential for significant achievements in science and engineering research. NSF 13-584
URL: http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2013/nsf13584/nsf13584.htm
Deadline: 11/4/2013 - 11/8/2013

31-12 US-Australia Fellowships (AAA)

The American Australian Association is currently accepting applications for its US to Australia Fellowship Program. The program offers fellowships to American researchers or students wishing to undertake advanced research or study in Australia. The Fellowships are intended to support part of the costs of one year of research or study in Australia. Through these Educational Fellowships the Association encourages intellectual collaboration and innovation, building on the strong social and economic partnerships between Australia and the United States. Fields of study/research includes: Life sciences, Medicine, Sustainability, and Engineering.
URL: https://www.americanaustralian.org/usa_to_aust_apps/
Deadline: 10/15/2013