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Office of Research & Sponsored Programs

Funding Bulletin, Volume 23, Number 1
January 10, 2014

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:

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1-1 Cyber-Innovation for Sustainability Science and Engineering (CyberSEES) (NSF)

The Cyber-Innovation for Sustainability Science and Engineering (CyberSEES) program aims to advance interdisciplinary research in which the science and engineering of sustainability are enabled by new advances in computing, and where computational innovation is grounded in the context of sustainability problems. Computational approaches play a central role in understanding and advancing sustainability. CyberSEES supports research on all sustainability topics that depend on advances in computational areas including optimization, modeling, simulation, prediction, and inference; large-scale data management and analytics; advanced sensing techniques; human computer interaction and social computing; infrastructure design, control and management; and intelligent systems and decision-making. Additionally, the widespread, intensive use of computing technologies also introduces sustainability challenges and motivates new approaches across the lifecycle of technology design and use. An individual may appear as Principal Investigator (PI), Co-PI, or Senior Personnel (or any other similar designation) in no more than two proposals submitted in any one fiscal year in response to this solicitation. NSF 14-531

Deadline: 4/8/2014, 2/3/2015

1-2 Basic Mechanisms of Brain Development for Substance Use and Dependence (R01) (NIH)

This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) encourages Research Project Grant (R01) applications from institutions/organizations that propose to study the developing brain or brain areas that play significant roles in mediating emotional and motivated behavior and in substance use and dependence. All stages of brain development are of interest, but a new emphasis of the current reissue of this initiative is to support basic neuroscience research on fundamental mechanisms of brain development during prepuberty and the adolescent period in relation to the problems of substance abuse and co-morbidity with psychiatric disorders. Topics of interest pertaining to brain development of this initiative include, but are not limited to, the euphoric properties of abused substances, actions of psychotherapeutic agents, and their consequences on memory, cognitive and emotional processes. An additional major goal of this initiative is to understand how exposure to substances of abuse affects the cellular and molecular mechanisms underlying nervous system development and neural circuit functions implicated in substance use and addiction. PA-14-026 (NIHG 12/13/13)

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

1-3 Pre-application for a Biomedical Technology Research Resource (X02) (NIH)

This announcement encourages pre-applications for the creation of national Biomedical Technology Research Resources (BTRRs). These Resources develop new or improved technology driven by the needs of basic, translational, and clinical researchers. The BTRRs are charged to make their technologies available the biomedical research community, to train members of this community in the use of the technologies, and to disseminate both the technologies and the Resource's experimental results broadly. A pre-application is a helpful first step toward submitting a full BTRR application for a new Resource, because the Resources and corresponding full applications are very complex. PAR-14-023 (NIHG 12/13/13)

Deadline: 2/3/2014, 5/15/2014, 12/16/2014

1-4 Systems-Based Research for Evaluating Ecological Impacts of Manufactured Chemicals (EPA)

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), as part of its Science to Achieve Results (STAR) program, is seeking applications focusing on integrated, transdisciplinary research that would advance scientific understanding of potential for impacts to ecosystem wellbeing associated with the use of manufactured chemicals. Specifically, the RFA would solicit proposals for systems-based research to develop and apply innovative metrics and modeling approaches to improve evaluation of ecological resilience and impact analyses, and to support environmental sustainability. Successful proposals will translate emerging and advanced methods, data, and computational tools to address complexity of these systems and distill drivers of adverse outcomes to ecological organisms and populations. This solicitation provides the opportunity for the submission of applications for projects that may involve human subjects research. EPA-G2014-STAR-E1

Deadline: 3/4/2014



1-5 AFRI Foundational Program (USDA)

The United States of Department of Agriculture's (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) has released the request for applications (RFA) for the Agriculture and Food Research Initiative (AFRI) Foundational Program. The AFRI Foundational Program addresses six priority areas to continue building a foundation of knowledge in fundamental and applied food and agricultural sciences that are critical for solving current and future societal challenges. The six priority areas include: plant health and production and plant products; animal health and production and animal products; food safety, nutrition and health; renewable energy, natural resources and environment; agriculture systems and technology; and agriculture economics and rural communities. The fiscal year 2014 RFA will feature two new programs intended to address critical and emerging issues. The Exploratory Research Program (ERP) addresses new challenges in food security, climate change, environmental quality and natural resources, nutrition, obesity, food safety, strong families and vibrant communities, and thriving youth. The program seeks to find innovative ideas that will position U.S. agriculture at the global forefront. The Critical Agriculture Research and Extension (CARE) program seeks to address critical problems that continue to impede the efficient production and protection of plants and animals. Funded projects will quickly yield solutions or practices that can be rapidly implemented by producers.

Deadline: Agriculture Systems & Technology earliest Letters of Intent 2/5/2014



1-6 Research Fellowships (Folger)

The Folger Shakespeare Library offers residential research Fellowships to encourage use of its exceptional collections and to encourage ongoing cross-disciplinary dialogue among scholars of the early modern period. Each year scholars may compete for a limited number of Long-term (six to nine months, application deadline NOV 1) and Short-term (one to three months, application deadline MAR 1) fellowships. Long-term Fellowships: Long-term Fellowships are supported by the funds from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, The National Endowment for the Humanities, and the Folger. They seek highly talented, productive scholars whose work will be significantly advanced by a prolonged period of access to the collection. Long-term Fellows are selected by an external committee which considers the following criteria in making its selections: importance of the topic, originality and sophistication of the approach; feasibility of research objectives, and the applicant's need for the Folger collections. (TGA 12/13)

Deadline: 3/1/2013, 11/1/2014



1-7 Campus Cyberinfrastructure - Infrastructure, Innovation and Engineering Program (CC*IIE) (NSF)

The Campus Cyberinfrastructure - Infrastructure, Innovation and Engineering (CC*IIE) program invests in improvements and re-engineering at the campus level to support a range of data transfers supporting computational science and computer networks and systems research. The program also supports Network Integration activities tied to achieving higher levels of performance, reliability and predictability for science applications and distributed research projects. CC*IIE awards will be made in six areas: Data Driven Networking Infrastructure for the Campus and Researcher awards; Network Design and Implementation for Small Institutions awards; Network Integration and Applied Innovation awards; Identity and Access Management Integration awards. Campus CI Engineer awards will be made at up to $400,000 total for up to 2 years. Regional Coordination and Partnership in Advanced Networking awards will be made at up to $150,000 for up to 2 years. NSF 14-521

Deadline: 3/17/2014

1-8 Expeditions in Computing (NSF)

The Directorate for Computer and Information Science and Engineering (CISE) has created the Expeditions in Computing (Expeditions) program to provide the CISE research and education community with the opportunity to pursue ambitious, fundamental research agendas that promise to define the future of computing and information. In planning Expeditions projects, investigators are encouraged to come together within or across departments or institutions to combine their creative talents in the identification of compelling, transformative research agendas that promise disruptive innovations in computing and information for many years to come. An individual may participate in no more than one preliminary or full proposal as PI, co-PI, or senior personnel. NSF 14-519 (GG 12/16/13)

Deadline: Preliminary Proposals 3/12/2014; Proposals 12/10/2014



1-9 Using Social Media to Understand and Address Substance Abuse and Addiction (R01) (NIH)

This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is part of a trans-NIH initiative known as Collaborative Research on Addiction (CRAN). The goal of this FOA is to inspire and support research projects investigating the role of social media in risk behaviors associated with the use and abuse of alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs (hereafter referred to as ATOD) and projects using social media to ameliorate such behaviors. Each research project proposed in response to this FOA must be focused on one of the two distinct areas: 1) observational research using social media interactions as surveillance tools to aid in the understanding of the epidemiology, risk factors, attitudes, and behaviors associated with ATOD use and addiction, or 2) intervention research measuring the reach, engagement, and behavioral and health impact of social media-based interventions for the screening, prevention, and treatment, of ATOD use and addiction. Original research preliminary data are not required but all projects are expected to be supported by a strong rationale that is based on integrating to the extent possible the available relevant information from various sources. A companion funding opportunity is RFA-CA-14-009, R21 Exploratory/Developmental Grant. RFA-CA-14-008 (NIHG 1/3/14)

Deadline: Letters of Intent 2/25/2014; Applications 3/25/2014

1-10 Institutional Grants (Tinker)

The Foundation's Institutional Grants program has as its goal the creation of effective policy changes to improve the lives of Latin Americans. Taking into account developments that have taken place in Latin America over the last ten years, the Foundation recently embarked on an evaluation of its grantmaking efforts. As a result of this strategic planning process, the Board of Directors has identified five program areas in which focused, expert research and innovation has the potential to make significant positive impact. While they are similar in theme to the previous funding for environmental policy, economic policy and governance issues, each thematic program has been redefined and reoriented with respect to specific priorities: 1) Democratic Governance; 2) Education; 3) Sustainable Resource Management; 3) U.S. Policy toward Latin America*; 4) Antarctica Science and Policy*. The latter two programs areas have very limited funding. Projects should have a strong public policy component, offer innovative solutions to problems facing these regions, and incorporate new mechanisms for addressing these programmatic areas. Activities may include, but are not restricted to, research projects, workshops and conferences related to the Foundation's areas of interest. (TGA 12/13)

Deadline: 3/1/2014, 9/15/2014