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Office of Research & Sponsored Programs

Funding Bulletin, Volume 22, Number 38 October 25, 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


Proposal Deadline Revisions at NSF and NIH

The National Institutes of Health and the National Science Foundation have released revised deadlines for proposals submissions affected by the government shutdown.

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38-1 Innovation in Regulatory Science Awards (BWF)

The Burroughs Wellcome Fund offers Innovation in Regulatory Science Awards to provide up to $500,000 over five years to academic investigators who are addressing research questions that will lead to innovation in regulatory science, with ultimate translation of those results into improving the regulatory process. These awards are intended to provide support for academic researchers developing new methodologies or innovative approaches in regulatory science that will ultimately inform the regulatory decisions the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and others make. This would necessarily draw upon the talents of individuals trained in mathematics, computer science, applied physics, medicine, engineering, toxicology, epidemiology, biostatistics, and systems pharmacology, to name a few. Candidates who meet the eligibility requirements may self-nominate by submitting an electronic preproposal by the deadline.
Deadline: Preproposals 11/18/2013

38-2 Modeling Social Behavior (R01) (NIH)

This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) encourages applications for developing and testing innovative theories and computational, mathematical, or engineering approaches to deepen our understanding of complex social behavior. This research will examine phenomena at multiple scales to address the emergence of collective behaviors that arise from individual elements or parts of a system working together. Emergence can also describe the functioning of a system within the context of its environment. Often properties we associate with a system itself are in actuality properties of the relationships and interactions between a system and its environment. This FOA will support research that explores the often complex and dynamic relationships among the parts of a system and between the system and its environment in order to understand the system as a whole. To accomplish the goals of this initiative, we encourage applications that build transdisciplinary teams of scientists spanning a broad range of expertise. Minimally this team should include investigators with expertise in the behavioral or social sciences as well as in computational and systems modeling (computer science, mathematics, engineering, or other systems sciences). Applications should demonstrate bridge-building between disciplines, scales and levels. PAR-13-374 (NIHG 10/1/13)
Deadline: 2/5/2014, 6/5/2014, 10/5/2014




38-3 Heritage Grants (KHC)

Heritage Grants from the Kansas Humanities Council are intended to support projects that preserve and interpret local historical and cultural resources. The goals of the program are 1) Provide support for preservation and interpretation projects, 2) Encourage the use of methods consistent with best standards and practices in the field, 3) Increase public access to local and regional cultural resources, 4) Strengthen relationships between organizations through the use of heritage consultants. Projects eligible for heritage grant support include research, oral histories, collections care, collection digitization, language preservation, and hands-on training. Using a knowledgeable heritage consultant and implementing acceptable best practices are the keys to successful projects. This program is a partnership between the Kansas Humanities Council and the Kansas Historical Society.
Deadline: Draft 1/29/2014, 4/30/2014; Applications 2/19/2014, 5/28/2014

38-4 Sustaining Cultural Heritage Collections (NEH)

Sustaining Cultural Heritage Collections (SCHC) helps cultural institutions meet the complex challenge of preserving large and diverse holdings of humanities materials for future generations by supporting preventive conservation measures that mitigate deterioration and prolong the useful life of collections. Libraries, archives, museums, and historical organizations across the country are responsible for collections of books and manuscripts, photographs, sound recordings and moving images, archaeological and ethnographic artifacts, art, and historical objects that facilitate research, strengthen teaching, and provide opportunities for life-long learning in the humanities. To preserve and ensure continued access to such collections, institutions must implement preventive conservation measures, which encompass managing relative humidity, temperature, light, and pollutants in collection spaces; providing protective storage enclosures and systems for collections; and safeguarding collections from theft and from natural and man-made disasters. As museums, libraries, archives, and other collecting institutions strive to be effective stewards of humanities collections, they must find ways to implement preventive conservation measures that are scientifically sound and sustainable. This program therefore helps cultural repositories plan and implement preservation strategies that pragmatically balance effectiveness, cost, and environmental impact. 20131203-PF (GG 10/21/13)
Deadline: 12/12/2013

38-5 Short-Term and Long-Term Research Fellowships (JCBL)

The John Carter Brown Library will award forty Research Fellowships for the year July 1, 2014-June 30, 2015. Sponsorship of research at the John Carter Brown Library is reserved exclusively for scholars whose work is centered on the colonial history of the Americas, North and South, including all aspects of the European, African, and Native American involvement. Short-term John Carter Brown Library Fellowships are available for periods of two to four months and carry a stipend of $2,100 per month. These Fellowships are open to citizens of the United States and foreign nationals who are engaged in pre- or post-doctoral, or independent, research. The Library also offers Long-Term Fellowships, several of which are funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH). Long-Term Fellowships are for five to ten months with a monthly stipend of $4,200. These include NEH Fellowships, for which an applicant must be a citizen of the United States of America or have lived in the U.S. for the three years preceding the application deadline. (TGA 10/13)
Deadline: 12/15/2013




38-6 Research & Program Evaluations in Early Education (BEF)

The Brady Education Foundation seeks to close the achievement gap for children at risk for poor school outcomes due to environmental factors associated with living in poverty. The Foundation pursues its mission by promoting collaboration between researchers and educators via the funding of research and program evaluations in education. The Foundation funds two types of projects: 1) Evaluations of existing model programs 2) Innovative research on model development, including both efficacy and effectiveness studies. The Foundation favors projects that bring researchers and service providers together to prove and improve the effectiveness of early care and education environments for children at risk for poor school outcomes due to environmental factors associated with living in poverty projects that leverage other funds, projects with the potential to inform or guide policy of funding decisions, projects that structure time for researchers/evaluators and program providers to collaborate.
Deadline: 12/15/2013

38-7 Advancing Informal STEM Learning (AISL) (NSF)

The Advancing Informal STEM Learning (AISL) program seeks to advance new approaches to and evidence-based understanding of the design and development of STEM learning in informal environments; provide multiple pathways for broadening access to and engagement in STEM learning experiences; advance innovative research on and assessment of STEM learning in informal environments; and develop understandings of deeper learning by participants. The AISL program supports five types of projects: 1) Pathways, 2) Research in Service to Practice, 3) Innovations in Development, 4) Broad Implementation, and 5) Conferences, Symposia, and Workshops. NSF 13-608 (GG 10/21/13)
Deadline: 1/14/2014, 11/14/2014



38-8 Petrology and Geochemistry (CH) (NSF)

The Petrology and Geochemistry Program supports basic research on the formation of planet Earth, including its accretion, early differentiation, and subsequent petrologic and geochemical modification via igneous and metamorphic processes. Proposals in this program generally address the petrology and high-temperature geochemistry of igneous and metamorphic rocks (including mantle samples), mineral physics, economic geology, and volcanology. Proposals that are focused on the development of analytical tools, theoretical and computational models, and experimental techniques for applications by the igneous and metamorphic petrology, and high temperature geochemistry communities are also invited. Only two proposals per investigator, either as a PI, co-PI or in a subcontract, are allowed per CH target date. NSF 14-501
Deadline: 1/21/2014, 6/9/2014



38-9 Midwest Affiliate Grant-in-Aid (AHA)

The objective of this program is to encourage and adequately fund the most innovative and meritorious research projects from independent investigators. The science focus of this program is on research broadly related to cardiovascular function and disease and stroke, or to related clinical, basic science, bioengineering or biotechnology, and public health problems. Proposals are encouraged from all basic disciplines as well as epidemiological, behavioral, community and clinical investigations that bear on cardiovascular and stroke problems. No minimum research effort is required for this project. The award may be completed at any accredited institution in the Midwest Affiliate: Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, North Dakota, Nebraska, South Dakota, Wisconsin.
Deadline: 1/1/2014, 7/15/2014