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Funding Bulletin, Volume 22, Number 44 (December 13, 2013)

Funding Bulletin
December 13, 2013 (Vol. 22, No. 44)

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 44-5) 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:

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44-1 Environmental Education Model Grants (EPA)

The purpose of the Environmental Education Grants Program is to provide money to support environmental education projects that increase the public's awareness about environmental issues and provide them with the skills to take responsible actions to protect the environment. Under this program EPA seeks grant proposals from eligible applicants to support environmental education projects that promote environmental stewardship and help develop knowledgeable and responsible students, teachers, and citizens. This grant program provides financial support for projects that design, demonstrate, and/or disseminate environmental education practices, methods, or techniques, and that will serve as models that can be replicated in a variety of settings. EPA-EE-13-01 (GG 12/9/13)

Deadline: 2/4/2014

44-2 National Security Science and Engineering Faculty Fellowship (DoD)

The National Security Science and Engineering Faculty Fellowship (NSSEFF) program is sponsored by the Basic Research Office, Office of Assistant Secretary of Defense for Research and Engineering (ASD (R&E)). NSSEFF supports innovative basic research within academia, as well as education initiatives that seek to create and develop the next generation of scientists and engineers for the defense and national security workforce. The Office of Naval Research (ONR) manages the NSSEFF program for ASD (R&E). This FOA is for single investigator grant proposals for basic research in one or more of the following technical subject categories of interest to the DoD: 1) Synthetic Biology; 2) Quantum Information Science; 3) Cognitive Neuroscience; 4) Understanding Human and Social Behavior; 5) Novel Engineered Materials; 6) Nanoscience; and 7) Other fields of research with high potential. ONRFOA14-005 (GG 12/2/13)

Deadline: Letters of Intent 1/6/2014; Nominations 1/27/2014; Proposals 5/12/2014

44-3 Functional Genetics, Epigenetics, and Non-coding RNAs in Substance Abuse (R01) (NIH)

Genetic and genomic studies have identified genes and gene variants that potentially modulate the fundamental biological mechanisms underpinning addictive processes. Discovery of these genes/variants, while extremely valuable, is only a first step in understanding molecular mechanisms of addiction. This Funding Opportunity Announcement encourages basic functional genetic and genomic research in two areas: 1. functional validation to determine which candidate genes/variants/epigenetic/non-coding RNA features have an authentic role in addictive processes, and 2. detailed elucidation of the molecular pathways and processes modulated by candidate genes/variants, particularly for those genes with an unanticipated role in addiction. A companion funding opportunity is PA-14-013, R21 Exploratory/Developmental Grant. PA-14-014 (NIHG 12/6/13)

Deadline: 2/5/2014, 6/5/2014, 10/5/2014

44-4 Dear Colleague Letter: SATC Eagers Enabling New Collaborators Between Computer and Social Scientists (NSF)

The National Science Foundation is announcing its intentions to build upon the success of previous Early Concept Grants for Exploratory Research (EAGERs) in the area supported by the Secure and Trustworthy Cyberspace (SaTC) program and to accept additional EAGER proposals that encourage novel interdisciplinary research resulting from new collaborations between one or more Computer and Information Science and Engineering (CISE) researchers and one or more Social, Behavioral and Economic Science (SBE) researchers. (Research teams with a history of collaborating together should instead submit directly to the SaTC solicitation.) The proposed research should fit both the Trustworthy Computing (TWC) and the Social, Behavioral and Economic (SBE) Sciences perspectives within the SaTC solicitation. NSF 14-016

Deadline: Summaries 3/1/2014, 5/1/2014

44-5 Superfund Hazardous Substance Research and Training Program (P42) (NIH)

The National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) is announcing the continuation of the Superfund Hazardous Substance Research and Training Program, referred to as Superfund Research Program (SRP) Centers. SRP Center grants will support problem-based, solution-oriented research Centers that consist of multiple, integrated projects representing both the biomedical and environmental science and engineering disciplines; as well as cores tasked with administrative, community engagement, research translation, training, and research support functions. The scope of the SRP Centers is taken directly from the Superfund Amendments and Reauthorization Act of 1986, and includes: 1) advanced techniques for the detection, assessment, and evaluation of the effect on human health of hazardous substances; 2) methods to assess the risks to human health presented by hazardous substances; 3) methods and technologies to detect hazardous substances in the environment; and 4) basic biological, chemical, and physical methods to reduce the amount and toxicity of hazardous substances. Only one application per institution is allowed. RFA-ES-14-001 (NIHG 11/22/13)

Deadline: Internal 1/10/2014; Letters of Intent 3/10/2013; Applications 4/10/2014


44-6 Biotechnology Risk Assessment Grants Program (USDA)

NIFA announces the availability of grant funds and requests applications for the Biotechnology Risk Assessment Research Grants Program (BRAG) for fiscal year 2014 to support environmental assessment research concerning the introduction of genetically engineered organisms into the environment. Such organisms can include plants, microorganisms (including fungi, bacteria, and viruses), arthropods, fish, birds, mammals and other animals excluding humans. USDA-NIFA-BRAP-004388 (GG 12/11/13)

Deadline: Letters of Intent 1/17/2014; Applications 3/19/2014


44-7 Clean Energy Challenge (CET)

The 2014 Clean Energy Challenge business plan competition from the Clean Energy Trust will award up to $500,000 in prizes to teams of entrepreneurs, researchers and students in the Midwest with innovative ideas that will impact clean energy. Prizes are awarded in two categories: Early Stage and Student. In addition to the general prizes awarded from the Student and Early Stage tracks, they have a number of additional prizes available including: McCaffery Interests prize for Building Efficiency, ComEd prize for Women CEO, and a special prize from Wells Fargo: This year they are excited to announce a new Aviation Energy Prize from United, Boeing, and Honeywell UOP. Aviation Energy Prize will be awarded to the team that presents the most promising solution to facilitating the supply of sustainable alternatives to traditional fossil fuels used in the aviation industry. Plus, the winning team will be flown, courtesy of United, to Charleston, South Carolina, where Boeing will provide accommodation and a visit to the 787 Dreamliner manufacturing facility. All applicants from the student and early stage tracks will be considered for additional prizes, provided their idea is relevant to the prize criteria.

Deadline: 1/8/2014

44-8 Exploiting Parallelism and Scalability (XPS) (NSF)

Computing systems have undergone a fundamental transformation from the single-processor devices of the turn of the century to today's ubiquitous and networked devices and warehouse-scale computing via the cloud. Parallelism is abundant at many levels. At the same time, semiconductor technology is facing fundamental physical limits and single processor performance has plateaued. This means that the ability to achieve predictable performance improvements through improved processor technologies alone has ended. Thus, parallelism has become critically important. The Exploiting Parallelism and Scalability (XPS) program aims to support groundbreaking research leading to a new era of parallel computing. Achieving the needed breakthroughs will require a collaborative effort among researchers representing all areas--from services and applications down to the micro-architecture--and will be built on new concepts, theories, and foundational principles. New approaches to achieve scalable performance and usability need new abstract models and algorithms, new programming models and languages, new hardware architectures, compilers, operating systems and run-time systems, and must exploit domain and application-specific knowledge. Research is also needed on energy efficiency, communication efficiency, and on enabling the division of effort between edge devices and clouds. NSF 14-516 (GG 11/26/13)

Deadline: 2/24/2014


44-9 K-INBRE Call for Proposals (KU/NIH)

The Incentives and Awards Committee for the K-INBRE is calling for proposals to support: 1) Bridging Awards; 2) Core Facility Awards; and 3) Recruitment/Start-Up Awards. The purpose of this research support is to further the ability of Kansas researchers to compete successfully for NIH funds. Within the scientific research theme of Cell and Development Biology, focus areas include reproductive and embryonic development, organogenesis, developmental neuroscience, and cellular and developmental pathologies.

Deadline: 2/3/2014

44-10 International Collaborations in Infectious Diseases Research (U01) (NIH)

The purpose of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to solicit applications from U.S. institutions and collaborating foreign (non-U.S.) institutions to study infectious diseases (excluding HIV/AIDS) of public health significance in resource-constrained countries. The collaboration must include, at a minimum, one U.S. institution and one eligible foreign institution. Eligible foreign countries are defined as low-income economies, lower-middle-income economies, and upper-middle-income economies, as defined by the World Bank. This work is expected to increase scientific knowledge on public health related issues, enhance relevant research experience for U.S. and foreign investigators, promote the development of research capacity, and encourage future collaborative relationships. RFA-AI-14-001 (NIHG 11/27/13)

Deadline: Letters of Intent 2/7/2014; Applications 3/7/2014

44-11 NCI Small Grants Program for Cancer Research (NCI Omnibus R03) (NIH)

This funding opportunity announcement (FOA), issued by the National Cancer Institute (NCI), of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) supports small research projects on cancer that can be carried out in a short period of time with limited resources. The R03 grant mechanism supports different types of projects including pilot and feasibility studies; secondary analysis of existing data; small, self-contained research projects; development of research methodology; and development of new research technology. PAR-14-007 (NIHG 11/22/13)

Deadline: 2/28/2014, 6/27/2014, 10/28/2014


44-12 Cognitive Neuroscience (NSF)

The Cognitive Neuroscience Program seeks highly innovative and interdisciplinary proposals aimed at advancing a rigorous understanding of how the human brain supports thought, perception, affect, action, social processes, and other aspects of cognition and behavior, including how such processes develop and change in the brain and through time. NSF 14-514

Deadline: 2/25/2014, 8/27/2014