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Funding Bulletin, Volume 23, Number 4
January 31, 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 4-5) 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:



4-1 Scholar Awards in Studying Complex Systems 2014 (JSMF)

The JSMF Scholar Awards program derives from and is consistent with James S. McDonnell (JSMF) Foundation's commitment to supporting high quality research and scholarship leading to the generation of new knowledge and its responsible application. For Scholar Awards the program's emphasis is furthering the science of complex systems via the continued development of the theory and tools used in the study of complex research questions and not on particular fields of research per se. JSMF is particularly interested in projects attempting to apply complex systems approaches to coherently articulated questions.

Deadline: 3/12/2014

4-2 Resilient Interdependent Infrastructure Processes and Systems (RIPS) (NSF)

The goals of the Resilient Interdependent Infrastructure Processes and Systems (RIPS) solicitation are 1) to foster an interdisciplinary research community that discovers new knowledge for the design and operation of infrastructures as processes and services 2) to enhance the understanding and design of interdependent critical infrastructure systems (ICIs) and processes that provide essential goods and services despite disruptions and failures from any cause, natural, technological, or malicious, and 3) to create the knowledge for innovation in ICIs to advance society with new goods and services. The objectives of this solicitation are: Create theoretical frameworks and multidisciplinary computational models of interdependent infrastructure systems, processes and services, capable of analytical prediction of complex behaviors, in response to system and policy changes. Synthesize new approaches to increase resilience, interoperations, performance, and readiness in ICIs. Understand organizational, social, psychological, legal, political and economic obstacles to improving ICI's, and identifying strategies for overcoming those obstacles. The RIPS solicitation seeks proposals with transformative ideas that will ensure ICIs services are effective, efficient, dependable, adaptable, resilient, safe, and secure. Successful proposals are expected to study multiple infrastructures focusing on them as interdependent systems that deliver services, enabling a new interdisciplinary paradigm in infrastructure research. Proposals that do not broadly integrate across the cyber-physical, engineering and social, behavioral and economic (SBE) sciences may be returned without review. An individual may appear as a Principal Investigator (PI), co-PI, other senior personnel or investigator on one Type 1, and one Type 2 RIPS proposal for FY 2014. NSF 14-524

Deadline: 3/19/2014

4-3 Dimensions of Biodiversity FY 2014 (NSF)

Despite centuries of discovery, most of our planet's biodiversity remains unknown. The scale of the unknown diversity on Earth is especially troubling given the rapid and permanent loss of biodiversity across the globe. With this loss, humanity is losing links in the web of life that provide ecosystem services, forfeiting an understanding of the history and future of the living world, and losing opportunities for future beneficial discoveries in the domains of food, fiber, fuel, pharmaceuticals, and bio-inspired innovation. The goal of the Dimensions of Biodiversity campaign is to transform, by 2020, how we describe and understand the scope and role of life on Earth. The campaign promotes novel, integrated approaches to identify and understand the evolutionary and ecological significance of biodiversity amidst the changing environment of the present day and in the geologic past. This campaign takes a broad view of biodiversity, and currently focuses on the integration of genetic, taxonomic/phylogenetic, and functional dimensions of biodiversity. Successful proposals should integrate these three dimensions to understand interactions and feedbacks among them. Dimensions of Biodiversity FY2014 again includes partnerships with the National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC) and São Paulo Research Foundation (FAPESP) of Brazil. NSF 14-525

Deadline: 4/3/2014

4-4 Call for Proposals FAPESP-NSF: BIOTA and Dimensions of Biodiversity 2014 (NSF)

Under a Scientific Cooperation Agreement between the Fundação de Amparo à Pesquisa do Estado de São Paulo" (FAPESP) and the U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF) FAPESP and NSF make public this joint Call for Proposals and invite interested researchers to submit projects for Scientific Cooperation through their programs, BIOTA (www.fapesp.br/en/4662) and Dimensions of Biodiversity respectively. This Call for Proposals is based in a broader Call for proposals published annually by the NSF Dimensions of Biodiversity´s Program, which invites the participation of U.S. researchers to apply for NSF´s regular funding or co-funding opportunities under NSF agreements with FAPESP, and Chinese National Natural Science Foundation.

Deadline: 4/3/2014

4-5 Sustainability Research Networks Competition (SRN) 2014 Focus: Urban Sustainability (NSF)

The goal of the Sustainability Research Networks (SRN) competition is to bring together multidisciplinary teams of researchers, educators, managers, policymakers and other stakeholders to conduct collaborative research that addresses fundamental challenges in sustainability. The 2014 SRN competition will fund research networks with a focus on urban sustainability. Proposals should identify an ambitious and nationally important theme in urban sustainability, present a creative and innovative research agenda that builds upon existing work in this area, and describe how a network of researchers and other stakeholders will be supported that integrates a variety of disciplines, sectors and backgrounds in order to create new perspectives and yield significant new understanding and knowledge. A single organization may submit a maximum of three proposals as the lead institution. There is no limit to participation as a partner institution. It is not likely that the SRN program will provide support for more than one SRN from any one lead institution in this competition. NSF 14-534

Deadline: Internal 2/28/2014, Proposals 4/29/2014

4-6 Software Infrastructure for Sustained Innovation -SSE & SSI (SI2 -SSE&SSI) (NSF)

NSF has established the Software Infrastructure for Sustained Innovation (SI2) program with the overarching goal of transforming innovations in research and education into sustained software resources that are an integral part of the cyberinfrastructure. SI2 is a long-term investment focused on catalyzing new thinking, paradigms, and practices in developing and using software to understand natural, human, and engineered systems. SI2's intent is to foster a pervasive cyberinfrastructure to help researchers address problems of unprecedented scale, complexity, resolution, and accuracy by integrating computation, data, networking, observations and experiments in novel ways. The SI2 program includes three classes of awards: 1) Scientific Software Elements (SSE) awards target small groups that will create and deploy robust software elements for which there is a demonstrated need that will advance one or more significant areas of science and engineering. 2) Scientific Software Integration (SSI) awards target larger, interdisciplinary teams organized around the development and application of common software infrastructure aimed at solving common research problems faced by NSF researchers in one or more areas of science and engineering. 3. Scientific Software Innovation Institutes (S2I2). This solicitation includes SSE and SSI classes of awards only. NSF 14-520 (GG 12/16/13)

Deadline: SSI 3/17/2014; SSE 6/13/2014


4-7 Agriculture Food and Research Initiative: Food Safety Challenge Area (USDA)

The Food Safety Challenge Area focuses on the societal challenge of ensuring the availability and accessibility of a safe and nutritious food supply while maintaining American agriculture competitiveness. The Food Safety Challenge Area RFA program areas in combination with the Food Safety, Nutrition and Health Program Priorities in the AFRI Foundational Program, are designed to achieve the long-term outcome of a sustainable, safe and nutritious food supply. Project types supported by AFRI within this RFA include multi-function Integrated Research, Education, and/or Extension Projects, conferences, and Food and Agricultural Science Enhancement (FASE) Grants. USDA-NIFA-AFRI-004434 (GG 1/29/14)

Deadline: Letters of Intent 2/26/2014; Applications 5/8/2014

4-8 Great Plains Center for Agricultural Health Grants (GPCAH)

The Great Plains Center for Agricultural Health is now accepting applications for pilot funding from both community-based and academic organizations engaged in agricultural safety and health activities. Specifically, they welcome: Proposals from community-based organizations with the ability to engage in outreach, education, and the transfer of research-based evidence to practical application for the purpose of preventing agricultural injury and illness; Basic and applied research projects addressing agricultural safety and health priority issues, needs, or gaps. The maximum permitted budget is $15,000 total costs per proposal.

Deadline: 3/10/2014

4-9 Higher Education Challenge Grants Program (USDA)

The Higher Education Challenge (HEC) Grants Program is a NIFA-administered competitive grants program focused on improving formal, postsecondary-level agricultural sciences education. HEC-funded projects provide funding to eligible applicants to help ensure a competent, qualified and diverse workforce will exist to serve the food, agricultural and human sciences system. At the same time, HEC-funded projects improve the economic health and viability of rural communities through the development of degree programs emphasizing new and emerging employment opportunities. Finally, HEC projects focus on the national challenge to increase the number and diversity of students entering the food, agricultural and human sciences. This RFA incorporates comments received in previous years, including the addition of two new Application Types called: Conference/Planning and Large Scale Comprehensive Initiatives. USDA-NIFA-CGP-004425 (GG 1/24/14)

Deadline: 4/10/2013


4-10 Healthy Living (KHF)

The Kansas Health Foundation has opened a new Request for Proposals application process for the Healthy Living Grants program, designed to fund organizations and initiatives supporting the implementation of policies, systems or environmental interventions in the areas of health eating, active living and tobacco use prevention. Eligible applicants are nonprofit and government organizations well-positioned to implement strategies related to these three healthy behaviors.

Deadline: Letters of Intent 2/25/2014; Applications 3/28/2014

4-11 Awards for Cancer - Relevant Research and Training (JCRC)

The Johnson Cancer Research Center supports cancer research and training at K-State. Faculty members conducting cancer-relevant research are invited to affiliate with the center and apply for various awards. Innovative Research Awards provide seed money to gather preliminary data crucial for future major grant proposals. Faculty Equipment Awards provide funds for new equipment. Travel Awards are provided in modest amounts for travel to learn new scientific techniques or visit collaborators at other institutions. Awards for graduate student travel and summer stipend are also available.

Deadline: 3/1/2014, 10/1/2014


4-12 Awards for Graduate Students and Post-Doctoral Fellows for Cancer - Relevant Research and Travel (JCRC)

The Johnson Cancer Research Center supports students and post-doctoral fellows of center-affiliated faculty researchers. Graduate students and post-docs are eligible for Summer Stipends and Travel Awards to present at professional meetings. Applications must be submitted by faculty mentors. Applications for the undergraduate student Cancer Research Award mentoring program are accepted during the fall semester only.

Deadline: 3/1/2014, 10/1/2014