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Funding Bulletin, Vol. 22, No. 35
October 4, 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 35-3) 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



35-1 Urban Waters Small Grants (EPA)

For the 2013/2014 cycle of the Urban Waters Small Grants competition, projects proposed for funding must take place entirely within and focus on one of 18 specific Eligible Geographic Areas which includes the middle Blue River in Kansas City, MO.The intent of the 2013/2014 RFP is to strengthen and diversify the work taking place in these Eligible Geographic Areas to improve water quality and support community revitalization, with an emphasis on underserved communities. EPA-OW-IO-13-01 (GG 9/27/13)
URL: http://www2.epa.gov/urbanwaters/urban-waters-small-grants
Deadline: 11/25/2013

35-2 Organotypic Culture Models for Predictive Toxicology Center (EPA)

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, as part of its Science to Achieve Results (STAR) program, is seeking applications for research centers to investigate toxic effects of chemical substances in three-dimensional (3D) in vitro models, hereafter referred to as `organotypic culture models' (OCMs). This solicitation seeks the formation of research centers that will guide the development and evaluation of OCMs that will accelerate translational research in predictive toxicology. Three dimensional tissue models may, for example, utilize animal cells combined with mechanical scaffolds or microfluidics devices. Under this solicitation, the successful applicant will lead a Center to craft OCMs that can recapitulate critical features of in vivo cellular organization and communication, cell-matrix interplay, morphogenetic processes and differentiation, physiology and chemical metabolism. Measures of success or progress should be described toward the application of OCMs for computational toxicology and reconstructing in vivo responses to environmental chemicals and nanomaterials to improve environmental health protection. As such, the OCMs should be scalable in support of medium to high throughput strategies or high-dimensional quantitative data collection, such as high content imaging, that respond to questions relevant to chemical risk assessment and management.
URL: http://epa.gov/ncer/rfa/2013/2013_star_ocm.html
Deadline: 1/23/2014

35-3 Major Research Instrumentation Program: (MRI) Instrument Acquisition or Development (NSF)

The Major Research Instrumentation Program (MRI) serves to increase access to shared scientific and engineering instruments for research and research training in our Nation's institutions of higher education, and not-for-profit museums, science centers and scientific/engineering research organizations. This program especially seeks to improve the quality and expand the scope of research and research training in science and engineering, by supporting proposals for shared instrumentation that fosters the integration of research and education in research-intensive learning environments. Each MRI proposal may request support for the acquisition (Track 1) or development (Track 2) of a single research instrument for shared inter- and/or intra-organizational use; development efforts that leverage the strengths of private sector partners to build instrument development capacity at MRI submission-eligible organizations are encouraged. If three proposals are submitted, at least one of the proposals must be for instrument development (i.e., no more than two proposals may be for instrument acquisition). NSF 13-517
URL: http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2013/nsf13517/nsf13517.htm
Deadline: Internal 10/28/2013; Proposals 1/23/2014

35-4 Jefferson Science Fellowship (NAS)

The National Academies is pleased to announce a call for nominations and applications for the 2014 Jefferson Science Fellows program. Initiated by the Secretary of State in 2003, this fellowship program engages the American academic science, technology, engineering and medical communities in the design and implementation of U.S. foreign policy. Jefferson Science Fellows (JSF) spend one year at the U.S. Department of State or the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) for an on-site assignment in Washington, D.C. that may also involve extended stays at U.S. foreign embassies and/or missions. The fellowship is open to tenured, or similarly ranked, academic scientists, engineers and physicians from U.S. institutions of higher learning. Nominees/applicants must hold U.S. citizenship and will be required to obtain a security clearance.
URL: http://www.nas.edu/jsf
Deadline: 1/13/2014



35-5 National Leadership Grants for Museums (IMLS)

National Leadership Grants (NLG) for Museums support projects that address critical needs of the museum field and that have the potential to advance practice in the profession so that museums can improve services for the American public. Successful proposals will generate results such as models, new tools, research findings, services, practices, and/or alliances that can be widely used, adapted, scaled, or replicated to extend and leverage the benefits of federal investment. NLF-MUSEUMS-FY14 (GG 9/16/13)
URL: http://www.imls.gov/applicants/detail.aspx?GrantId=22
Deadline: 12/2/2013



35-6 Adaptation of Scalable Technologies to Illuminate the Druggable Genome (U01) (NIH)

The overarching goals of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) and the companion announcement (RFA-RM-13-011) are to foster the development of technologies and information management to facilitate the unveiling of the functions of the poorly characterized and/or un-annotated members in four protein classes of the Druggable Genome. This FOA calls for adaptation of an ensemble of scalable technology platforms to characterize functions of proteins as a large group at molecular and cellular levels in medium- to high-throughput fashion, rather than repeating the "one at a time" approach that might otherwise be undertaken. The objective is to establish transformative scalable technology platforms and streamlined experimental workflows incorporated with multiple robust assay and physiological perturbation protocols for large-scale functional studies of poorly characterized and/or un-annotated proteins encoded by the Druggable Genome. RFA-RM-13-010 (NIHG 9/27/13)
URL: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-RM-13-010.html
Deadline: Letters of Intent 11/11/2013; Applications 12/11/2013

35-7 KU/K-INBRE Awards (KU/K-INBRE)

K-INBRE is calling for proposals to support: 1) Developmental Research Project Awards 2) Partnerships for Translational Research Training Awards, and 3) Postdoctoral Awards. The mission of the NIH-funded Kansas IDeA Network of Biomedical Research Excellence (Kansas INBRE) Developmental Research Project Awards grant is to strengthen the ability of Kansas researchers to compete effectively for NIH funds by building a critical mass of junior and senior investigators as well as undergraduates, graduate students and post-doctoral fellows. Within our scientific research theme of Cell and Developmental Biology, focus areas include reproductive and embryonic development, organogenesis, developmental neuroscience, and cellular and developmental pathologies. We are now seeking to identify four new faculty members, within 5 years of hiring, to participate as Developmental Research Project Program Recipients. Partnership awards are one-year awards offered for the purpose of facilitating the initiation of clinical/basic science research projects directed toward a translational goal. Post-doctoral awards are one-year mentored awards offered for the purpose of facilitating applications to support 1) initiation of post-doctoral research projects and 2) transition from the post-doctoral position to early investigator status.
Email: hchapman@kumc.edu
Deadline: 12/2/2013

35-8 Planning Grants for Pragmatic Research in Healthcare Settings to Improve Diabetes Prevention and Care (R34) (NIH)

The purpose of this Planning Grant (R34) is to support research to develop and pilot test approaches to improve diabetes treatment and prevention in existing healthcare settings. Applications should pilot test practical and potentially sustainable strategies, delivered in routine clinical care settings, to improve processes of care and health outcomes of individuals who are at risk for or have diabetes. The goal is that, if the pilot study shows promise, the data from the R34 will be used to support a full scale trial that could improve routine clinical practice and inform policy in representative healthcare settings. A companion Funding Opportunity is PAR-13-366, R18 Research Demonstration and Disseminations Projects. PAR -13-367 (NIHG 9/27/13)
URL: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-13-367.html
Deadline: 3/3/2014, 7/1/2014, 11/3/2014

35-9 Pragmatic Research in Healthcare Settings to Improve Diabetes Prevention and Care (R18) (NIH)

The purpose of this Research Demonstration and Dissemination Projects (R18) Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to support research to test approaches to improve diabetes treatment and prevention in existing healthcare settings. Applications are sought that test practical and potentially sustainable strategies, delivered in routine clinical care settings, to improve processes of care and health outcomes of individuals who are at risk for or have diabetes. The goal is that the research results will improve routine clinical practice and inform policy in representative healthcare settings. PAR-13-366 (NIHG 9/27/13)
URL: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-13-366.html
Deadline: 3/3/2014, 7/1/2014, 11/3/2014

35-10 Nutrition and Alcohol-Related health Outcomes (R01) (NIH)

This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) encourages applications that propose to examine associations between nutrition and alcohol-related health outcomes in humans and animal models. The goal of this FOA is to stimulate a broad range of research on the role of nutrition in the development, prevention, and treatment of a variety of alcohol-related health outcomes including alcohol use disorder and chronic disease. Companion Funding Opportunities are PA-13-360, R03 Small Grant Program and PA-13-361, R21 Exploratory/Developmental Grant. PA-13-359 (NIHG 9/27/13)
URL: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-13-359.html
Deadline: 2/5/2014, 6/5/2014, 10/5/2014



35-11 Catalyzing New International Collaborations (CNIC) (NSF)

The Catalyzing New International Collaborations program supports the participation of US-based researchers and students in activities intended to catalyze new international research collaborations. NSF will consider proposals from US institutions for collaborative work with any country that is not explicitly proscribed by the Department of State. Activities can be in any field of science and engineering research and education supported by NSF. This program offers support for the initial phase of international collaborations with clear expectations that the next phase will be submission by the US investigators of follow-on proposals to NSF core programs for continued funding of the research initiated with CNIC awards. NSF 13-605
URL: http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2013/nsf13605/nsf13605.htm
Deadline: 1/22/2014, 4/22/2014, 7/22/2014, 10/22/2014



35-12 Research on the Health Determinants and Consequences of Violence and its Prevention, Particularly Firearm Violence (R01) (NIH)

This funding opportunity announcement (FOA) spans across the missions of several NIH Institutes and Centers (ICs) and Offices, and includes basic neuroscience and basic behavioral research, clinical and translational studies, intervention development at the individual, family and community level, efficacy trials of interventions based on evidence from basic and translational studies, and research to identify the best ways to disseminate and implement efficacious and evidence-based interventions in real-world settings. While this FOA covers all of the areas mentioned above, particular consideration will be given to applications that propose studies that focus on the various types of violence (homicide, suicide, youth and gang-related, intimate partner) and firearms. Companion Funding Opportunities are PA-13-368, R03 Small Grant Program and PA-13-369, R21 Exploratory/Developmental Grant. PA-13-363 (NIHG 9/27/13)
URL: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/pa-13-363.html
Deadline: 2/5/2014, 6/5/2014, 10/5/2014