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Funding Bulletin, Volume 22, Number 45 (December 20, 2013)

Funding Bulletin
December 20, 2013 (Vol. 22, No. 45)

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 45-8) 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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45-1 First Awards in Climate or Energy Research (KNE)

Kansas NSF EPSCoR (KNE) helps Kansas build its research capacity and competitiveness in science and technology. KNE is announcing a funding opportunity for First Awards in the areas of climate or energy research. The First Award program helps early career faculty become competitive for funding from the research directorates at the National Science Foundation by: 1) encouraging early career faculty to submit proposals to the NSF (or other federal funding agency) as soon as possible after their first faculty appointment, and 2) by accelerating the pace of their research and the quality of their subsequent proposals.

Deadline: Letters of Intent 1/6/2014; Proposals 3/1/0314

45-2 Modeling the Scientific Workforce (U01) (NIH)

This FOA solicits cooperative agreement applications that propose to develop computational models for better understanding of the dynamics of the scientific workforce in the United States. These models may be used to inform program development and management, identify questions that need additional research, and guide the collection and analysis of the data to answer these questions. RFA-GM-14-011 (NIHG 12/13/13)

Deadline: Letters of Intent 1/4/2014; Applications 2/4/2014


45-3 Library Resident Research Fellowships (APS)

The American Philosophical Society Library offers short-term residential fellowships for conducting research in its collections. They are a leading international center for research in the history of American science and technology and its European roots, as well as early American history and culture. (TGA 12/13)

Deadline: 3/3/2013

45-4 National Digital Newspaper Program (NEH)

The National Endowment for the Humanities is soliciting proposals from institutions to participate in the National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP). NDNP is creating a national digital resource of historically significant newspapers published between 1836 and 1922, from all the states and U.S. territories. This searchable database will be permanently maintained at the Library of Congress (LC) and will be freely accessible via the Internet. An accompanying national newspaper directory of bibliographic and holdings information on the website directs users to newspaper titles available in all types of formats. During the course of its partnership with NEH, LC will also digitize and contribute to the NDNP database a significant number of newspaper pages drawn from its own collections. One organization within each U.S. state or territory will receive an award to collaborate with relevant state partners in this effort. Previously funded projects will be eligible to receive supplements for continued work, but the program will give priority to new projects. In particular, the program will give priority to projects from states and territories that have not received NDNP funding. 20140115-PJ (GG 10/17/13)

Deadline: 1/15/2014


45-5 The Advanced Component Technology (ACT) Program (NASA)

The Advanced Component Technology (ACT) Program seeks proposals for technology development activities leading to new component- and subsystem-level airborne and space-based measurement techniques to be developed in support of the Science Mission Directorate's Earth Science Division. The ACT program is managed by the NASA's Earth Science Technology Office. This solicitation seeks development or advancement of key instrument components or subsystems that enable or significantly improve new Earth sensing systems. Rapid advances in Earth science instrument technology are enabling considerably smaller instruments that may be able to meet many science needs in the future. Rapid evolution of spacecraft bus technology toward smaller satellites, when combined with increased launch opportunities on a more diverse set of platforms and launch vehicles, opens the possibility for many new approaches to Earth science mission implementation. NNH13ZDA001N

Deadline: Letters of Intent 2/7/2014; Proposals 4/2/2014

45-6 Environmental Workforce Development and Job Training Grants (EPA)

This notice announces the availability of funds and solicits proposals from eligible entities, including nonprofit organizations, to deliver environmental workforce development and job training programs that recruit, train, and place local, unemployed and under-employed residents with the skills needed to secure full-time employment in the environmental field, with a focus on solid and hazardous waste remediation, environmental health and safety, and wastewater- related training. In Fiscal Year 2014 (FY14), EPA anticipates providing some funding preference to applicants who choose to deliver other types of environmental training, beyond brownfields hazardous waste. While Environmental Workforce Development and Job Training grants require that Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response (HAZWOPER) training be provided to all individuals being trained, applicants may design their own curricula and choose what types of supplemental environmental training they want to deliver as referenced in Section I.C. EPA encourages applicants to develop their curricula based on local labor market assessments and employers' hiring needs. EPA-OSWER-OBLR-14-01 (GG 12/10/13)

Deadline: 2/13/2014


45-7 Human and Ecological Health Impacts Associated with Water Reuse and Conservation Practices (EPA)

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), as part of its Science to Achieve Results (STAR) program, is seeking applications to conduct research on and demonstration of human and ecological impacts of treated wastewater applications (reclaimed water and wastewater reuse), and water conservation practices including the use of non-traditional water sources as well as more comprehensive long-term management and availability of water resources. For purposes of this RFA, treated wastewater or reclaimed water refers to reuse of municipal wastewater and stormwater; grey water1 and yellow water2 applications with considerations for planned and unplanned reuse, including direct and indirect potable and nonpotable applications. This RFA is especially interested in research that measures and quantifies health and ecological impacts from unplanned potable reuse, also termed de facto water reuse and planned reuse in comparison to conventional systems. EPA-G2014-STAR-F1

Deadline: 2/18/2014

45-8 Botanical Dietary Supplemental Research Centers (BDSRC) (P50) (NIH)

This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) invites applications to support research centers to develop and apply cutting-edge, transdisciplinary approaches to the study of botanicals with relevance to human health, that are found as ingredients in dietary supplements. These centers are expected to synergistically integrate a range of relevant disciplines (e.g., phytochemistry, botany, and expertise utilizing models ranging from in silico through in vitro to in vivo) to conduct innovative research to elucidate the interactions between complex botanical products and human biology. The long-term goal of this program is to support development of the preclinical data required for optimal design of rigorous, definitive clinical research on complex botanical products. The focus of this FOA is on research on the mechanisms of action of botanicals traditionally used for health maintenance, or on botanicals with strong evidence of promise for improving objective, quantitative measures of organism resilience. Use of relevant vertebrate and invertebrate models is strongly encouraged. Only one application per institution is allowed. RFA-OD-14-001 (NIHG 12/6/13)

Deadline: Internal 2/6/2014; Letters of Intent 4/6/2014; Applications 6/6/2014


45-9 Research Grants for Preventing Violence and Violence Related Injury (CDC)

The purposes of the NCIPC extramural violence prevention research program are to: 1) Build the scientific base for the prevention of violence by helping to expand and advance our understanding of the primary prevention of interpersonal violence. 2) Encourage professionals from a wide spectrum of disciplines of epidemiology, behavioral and social sciences, medicine, biostatistics, public health, health economics, law, and criminal justice to perform research in order to prevent violence more effectively. 3) Encourage investigators to propose research that involves the development and testing of primary prevention strategies, programs and policies designed to prevent interpersonal violence and reduce violence-related outcomes as well as dissemination, implementation, and translation research to enhance the adoption and maintenance of effective strategies among individuals, organizations, or communities. RFA-CE-14-006 (GG 12/13/13)

Deadline: Letters of Intent 2/14/2014; Applications 3/19/2014

45-10 Building Community and Capacity for Data-Intensive Research in the Social, Behavioral, and Economic Sciences and in Education and Human Resources (BCC-SBE/EHR) (NSF)

As part of NSF's Cyberinfrastructure Framework for 21st Century Science and Engineering (CIF21) activity, the Directorate for Social, Behavioral, & Economic Sciences (SBE) and the Directorate for Education and Human Resources (EHR) seek to enable research communities to develop visions, teams, and capabilities dedicated to creating new, large-scale, next-generation data resources and relevant analytic techniques to advance fundamental research for the SBE and EHR areas of research. Successful proposals will outline activities that will have significant impacts across multiple fields by enabling new types of data-intensive research. Investigators should think broadly and create a vision that extends intellectually across multiple disciplines and that includes--but is not necessarily limited to--the SBE or EHR areas of research. NSF 14-517

Deadline: 3/3/2014

45-11 Challenge Fund (Knight)

The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation is accepting applications to its 2014-15 Challenge Fund for Innovation in Journalism Education, a competition designed to inspire educators to hack the journalism curriculum using customized versions of the teaching hospital model. The fund supports universities willing to partner with news organizations to explore new ways of providing information to local communities. The fund will support live news experiments that further the development of journalism education models in which innovative projects are created by teams of educators, students, professionals, technicians, and researchers. Projects selected for funding will show the most potential for encouraging collaborative, student-produced local news coverage, bridging the professor-professional gap, using innovative techniques and technologies, and producing shared learnings from digital-age news experiments. (PND 12/13/14)

Deadline: 2/13/2014


45-12 NASA Earth and Space Science Fellowship (NESSF) Program (NASA)

NASA announces a call for graduate fellowship proposals to the NASA Earth and Space Science Fellowship (NESSF) program for the 2014-2015 academic year. This call for fellowship proposals solicits applications from accredited U.S. universities on behalf of individuals pursuing Master of Science (M.Sc) or Doctoral (Ph.D.) degrees in Earth and space sciences, or related disciplines. The purpose of NESSF is to ensure continued training of a highly qualified workforce in disciplines needed to achieve NASA's scientific goals. Awards resulting from the competitive selection will be made in the form of training grants to the respective universities.

Deadline: 2/3/2014