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Office of Research & Sponsored Programs

Funding Bulletin, Volume 23, Number 3
January 24, 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 (FB 3-5) 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:



3-1 Data-Intensive Research Projects (GBMF)

The Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation is inviting pre-applications for data-driven research projects through its Data-Driven Discovery Initiative, which seeks to advance the practice of data-intensive science and take advantage of the increasing volume, velocity, and variety of scientific data available to spur new discoveries. The goal of the program is to support research by individuals who exemplify multidisciplinary, data-driven science. These innovators are striking out in new directions and are willing to take risks that have the potential to deliver a huge payoff with respect to some aspect of data-intensive science. Successful applicants must make a strong case for developments in the natural sciences (biology, physics, astronomy, etc.) or science-enabling methodologies (statistics, machine learning, scalable algorithms, etc.); applicants that credibly combine the two are especially encouraged. (Please note: the program does not fund disease research.) (PND 1/17/14)

Deadline: Preapplications 2/24/2014

3-2 ROSES 2013: Earth Science Applications: Health and Air Quality (NASA)

The NASA Earth Science Division (ESD) seeks proposals for projects that apply Earth observations that will improve/develop decision-making activities and enable transition and adoption by public-and/or private sectororganization (s) for sustained use in decision making and services to end users. The specific focus is on applications and decision support in the areas of public health and air quality. The ESD Applied Sciences Program promotes efforts to discover and demonstrate innovative and practical uses of Earth observations. The Program funds applied science research and applications projects to enable near- term uses of Earth observations, formulate new applications, integrate Earth observations and related products in practitioners' decision-making, and transition the applications. The projects are carried out in partnership with public-and private-sector organizations to achieve sustained use and sustained benefits from the Earth observations. NNH13ZDA001N-HEALTH (GG 1/16/14)

Deadline: Notices of Intent 2/27/2014; Proposals 4/24/2014

3-3 Mentored Career Development Award in Biomedical Big Data Science for Clinicians and Doctorally Prepared Scientists (K01) (NIH)

In response to the spectacular opportunities and immense challenges presented by the dawning era of `Big Data' in biomedical research, the NIH has developed the Big Data to Knowledge (BD2K) initiative. The mission of BD2K is to enable the biomedical research community to use the various types of Big Data for research. To address the growing need for skilled researchers to fully utilize biomedical Big Data, a series of BD2K FOAs have been designed 1) to develop a sufficient cadre of researchers skilled in the science of Big Data and 2) to elevate general competencies in data usage and analysis across the biomedical research workforce. This BD2K FOA solicits applications for a mentored career development award in the area of Big Data Science. The aim of the initiative is to support additional mentored training of scientists who will gain the knowledge and skills necessary to be independent researchers as well as to work in a team environment to develop new Big Data technologies, methods, and tools applicable to basic and clinical research. RFA-HG-14-007 (NIHG 1/17/14)

Deadline: Letters of Intent 3/2/2014; Applications 4/1/2014, 4/1/2015

3-4 Courses for Skills Development in Biomedical Big Data Science (R25) (NIH)

The NIH Research Education Program (R25) supports research education activities in the mission areas of the NIH. The goal of this Big Data to Knowledge (BD2K) Program is to support educational activities that complement and/or enhance the training of a workforce to meet the nation's biomedical, behavioral and clinical research needs in Big Data Science. To this end, this FOA encourages the development of creative educational activities with a primary focus on Courses for Skills Development. RFA-HG-14-008 (NIHG 1/17/14)

Deadline: Letters of Intent 3/2/2014; Applications 4/1/2014, 4/1/2015

3-5 NIH Director's Biomedical Research Workforce Innovation Award: Broadening Experiences in Scientific Training (BEST) (DP7) (NIH)

The purpose of this FOA is to seek out, identify and support bold and innovative approaches designed to broaden graduate and postdoctoral training, such that training programs reflect the range of career options that Ph.D. graduate students and postdoctoral (regardless of funding source) pursue and that are required for a robust biomedical, behavioral, social and clinical research enterprise. Collaborations with non-academic partners are encouraged to ensure that experts from a broad spectrum of research-intensive and research-related careers contribute to coursework, rotations, internships or other forms of exposure. This program will establish a new paradigm for graduate and postdoctoral training; awarded institutions will work together to define needs and share best practices. Only one application per institution is allowed. RFA-RM-13-019 (NIHG 1/17/14)

Deadline: Internal 2/3/2014; Letters of Intent 1/28/2014; Applications 3/31/2014

3-6 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. The CyberSEES program is one component of the National Science Foundation's Science, Engineering, and Education for Sustainability (SEES) activities, a Foundation-wide effort aimed at addressing the challenge of sustainability through support for interdisciplinary research and education. In the SEES context, a sustainable world is one where human needs are met equitably without harm to the environment or sacrificing the ability of future generations to meet their own needs. 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. NSF 14-531 (GG 1/8/14)

  • URL: http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2014/nsf14531/nsf14531.htm

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


3-7 Phillips Fund Grants For Native American Research (APS)

The Phillips Fund of the American Philosophical Society provides grants for research in Native American linguistics, ethnohistory, and the history of studies of Native Americans, in the continental United States and Canada. Grants are not made for projects in archaeology, ethnography, psycholinguistics, or for the preparation of pedagogical materials. The committee distinguishes ethnohistory from contemporary ethnography as the study of cultures and culture change through time. The grants are intended for such costs as travel, tapes, films, and consultants' fees but not for the purchase of books or permanent equipment. (TGA 12/13)

Deadline: 3/3/2013


3-8 ROSES 2013: Earth Science Applications: Water Resources (NASA)

Remote sensing data, in combination with hydrologic models and/or hydrometeorological models, can provide important information that can be used to assist water managers. In order to make the best decisions possible and develop strategies toward achieving the optimal balance between competing or conflicting water resource requirements, water managers should have information with as much lead time as possible, especially for anomalous water resource conditions. Within the NASA Earth Science Division, the Applied Sciences Program solicits proposals that develop and demonstrate the integration of NASA Earth Science data and models into water resource management for sustainable use. The specific goal of this solicitation is to advance thelong -term (30-180 day) outlooks of water supply anomalies and their effective use by water managers, their organizations, and/or decision-makers. This solicitation will support four- year projects (first year award with three option years) to develop applied research for transition to a public or private organization for sustained use in decision making and services to end-users. NNH13ZDA001N-WATER (GG 1/16/14)

Deadline: 4/30/2014

3-9 FY 2014 Vehicle Technologies Program Wide Funding Opportunity Announcement (DOE)

The Vehicle Technologies Office supports a broad research, development, and deployment technology portfolio focused on reducing the cost and improving the performance of a mix of near- and long-term vehicle technologies including advanced batteries, power electronics and electric motors, lightweight and propulsion materials, advanced combustion engines, advanced fuels and lubricants, and other enabling technologies. Specifically, activities are aimed at meeting the goals and objectives of the President's Electric Vehicle Everywhere Grand Challenge as well as improvements in other vehicle technologies such as powertrains, fuel, tires, and auxiliary systems. This Funding Opportunity Announcement contains a total of 13 areas of interest in the general areas of advanced light-weighting; advanced battery development; power electronics; advanced heating, ventilation, air conditioning systems; and fuels and lubricants. DE-FOA-0000991 (GG 1/22/14)

Deadline: Concept Papers 2/19/2014; Applications 4/1/2014


3-10 Innovative Life Science Research (HFS)

The Human Frontier Science Program, which supports international collaborations in basic life science research, is inviting grant applications in support of innovative approaches to understanding complex mechanisms of living organisms. HFSP offers two areas of funding--Program grants and Young Investigator grants. Program grants are designed for independent scientists at all stages of their careers, while Young Investigator grants are for members of research teams who are within five years of establishing an independent laboratory and within ten years of obtaining their Ph.D.s. Both provide three years of support for two- to four- member teams, with no more than one member from any one country (unless that is critical for the innovative nature of the project). Applicants are expected to develop novel lines of research distinct from their ongoing research. (PND 1/17/14)

Deadline: Letters of Intent 3/27/2014


3-11 OVW FY 2014 Grants to Reduce Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, and Stalking on Campus Program (DOJ)

The Office on Violence Against Women (OVW) is a component of the United States Department of Justice (DOJ).The Campus Program encourages a comprehensive coordinated community approach that enhances victim safety, provides services for victims and supports efforts to hold offenders accountable. The funding supports activities that develop and strengthen services for sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking victims. Grant funds also support strategies to prevent, investigate, respond to and prosecute these crimes. The development of campus-wide coordinated responses involving campus victim service providers, law enforcement officers, health providers, housing officials, administrators, student leaders, faith-based leaders, representatives from student organizations, and disciplinary board members is critical. To be effective, campus responses must also link to local off-campus criminal justice agencies and service providers, including local law enforcement agencies, prosecutors' offices, courts, and nonprofit, nongovernmental victim advocacy and victim services organizations. OVW-2014-3692 (GG1/16/14)

Deadline: 2/27/2014