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Office of Research & Sponsored Programs

Funding Bulletin, Volume 23, Number 7
February 21, 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 7-3) 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: http://www.k-state.edu/research/funding/bulletins/bul14/limits14/index.htm


7-1 ACLS Public Fellows (ACLS)

ACLS invites applications for the fourth competition of the Public Fellows program. This year, the program will place 20 recent PhDs from the humanities and humanistic social sciences in two-year staff positions at partnering organizations in government and the nonprofit sector. Fellows will participate in the substantive work of these organizations and receive professional mentoring. This initiative, made possible by a grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, aims to expand the role of doctoral education in the United States by demonstrating that the capacities developed in the advanced study of the humanities have wide application, both within and beyond the academy. (TGA 2/14)

Deadline: 3/19/2014



7-2 National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR): Research Fellowships Program (ED)

The purpose of the Research Fellowships Program is to build research capacity by providing support to highly qualified individuals, including those who are individuals with disabilities, to conduct research on the rehabilitation of individuals with disabilities. Fellows must conduct original research in an area authorized by section 204 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended. Section 204 authorizes research, demonstration projects, training, and related activities, the purposes of which are to develop methods, procedures, and rehabilitation technology that maximize the full inclusion and integration into society, employment, independent living, family support, and economic and social self- sufficiency, of individuals with disabilities, especially individuals with the most significant disabilities, and to improve the effectiveness of services authorized under the Act. ED-GRANTS-021314-001 (GG 2/14/14)

Deadline: 4/14/2014



7-3 High Performance Computing System Acquisition: Continuing the Building of a More Inclusive Computing Environment for Science and Engineering (NSF)

The intent of this solicitation is to request proposals from organizations willing to serve as Resource Providers within the NSF eXtreme Digital (XD) program. The current solicitation is intended to complement previous NSF investments in advanced computational infrastructure by exploring new and creative approaches to delivering innovative computational resources to an increasingly diverse community and portfolio of scientific research and education. NSF's vision for Advanced Computing Infrastructure, which supports Cyberinfrastructure Framework for 21st Century Science and Engineering (CIF21), focuses specifically on ensuring that the science and engineering community has ready access to the advanced computational and data-driven capabilities required to tackle the most complex problems and issues facing today's scientific and educational communities. An organization may submit only one proposal but may be a sub-awardee on other proposals responding to this solicitation. NSF 14-536

Deadline: Internal 3/14/2014; Proposals 5/14/2014

7-4 Kansas DOE EPSCoR (KS/DOE)

The State of Kansas has an opportunity to submit a single proposal to the Department of Energy EPSCoR program. Letters of Intent to be the Kansas submission are due to the interim DoE EPSCoR Director, Dr. James Guikema, by March 10, 2014. The LOI must address all aspects necessary for the LOI requested by the Department of Energy, and should be sent to: Guikema@ksu.edu. A successful submission MUST specify both the application to the Kansas Strategic Technology Plan

  • URL: http://www.nsfepscor.ku.edu/pdf/KansasBEST_DesignDraft_10-28-12_HR.pdf

and the DoE strategic priorities

Deadline: Kansas Letters of Intent 3/10/2014



7-5 AKC Canine Health Foundation 2014 Request for Proposals (AKCHF)

The mission of the AKC Canine Health Foundation (CHF) is to advance the health of all dogs and their owners by funding sound scientific research and supporting the dissemination of health information to prevent, treat, and cure canine disease. In an effort to continue to maintain a balanced research portfolio and meet the needs of their donors, the AKC Canine Health Foundation has streamlined their Request for Proposals. In 2014 they are releasing focused calls for Acorn proposals that will fill gaps in their funding portfolio. In place of an open call for Oak grants they will be funding Special Emphasis grants in the areas of hypothyroidism and epilepsy. CHF expects that other research areas will cycle back into active calls for proposals as currently funded grants close.

Deadline: 5/13/2014



7-6 NIJ FY Data Resources Program 2014: Funding for Analysis of Existing Data (DOJ)

The National Institute of Justice (NIJ), the Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS), and the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) have entered into a partnership to request applications under this Data Resources Program (DRP) solicitation for original research using existing data available from the National Archive of Criminal Justice Data (NACJD) and other public sources. This joint solicitation for DRP will give highest priority to research that addresses compelling crime and justice questions involving juvenile and adult populations and that uses NIJ, BJS, or OJJDP data at NACJD. Priority data sets and issues for each of the three agencies cooperating in this solicitation are outlined. Please note that the three funding agencies have different priorities and thus each opportunity is described differently. NIJ-2014-3726

Deadline: 5/5/2014

7-7 Dear Colleague Letter: Stimulating Research Related to the Science of Broadening Participation (NSF)

Building on previous investments, the Directorate for Social, Behavioral & Economic Sciences (SBE) and the Directorate for Education & Human Resources (EHR) announce their interest in stimulating research related to the Science of Broadening Participation (SBP). The Science of Broadening Participation will employ the theories, methods, and analytic techniques of the social, behavioral, economic, and learning sciences to better understand the barriers that hinder and factors that enhance our ability to broaden participation in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). In FY 2014, SBE and EHR will partner to support SBP research proposals that will contribute to the overall understanding of the positive and negative factors impacting the participation of underrepresented individuals in STEM education and careers. SBP research proposals may focus on factors such as the following: Institutional and organizational factors (e.g., studies of organizational, structural, cultural or climate factors that impact STEM participation); Cultural and social factors (e.g., studies of psychological or behavioral factors that affect STEM participation and achievement rates); and Economic and policy-related factors (e.g., studies of economic factors that impact STEM participation and the relationship between broader participation and social innovation). NSF 14-038

Deadline: Varies

7-8 Fellowships for Advanced Social Science Research on Japan (NEH)

The Fellowship Program for Advanced Social Science Research on Japan is a joint activity of the Japan-U.S. Friendship Commission (JUSFC) and the National Endowment for the Humanities. Awards support research on modern Japanese society and political economy, Japan's international relations, and U.S.-Japan relations. The program encourages innovative research that puts these subjects in wider regional and global contexts and is comparative and contemporary in nature. Research should contribute to scholarly knowledge or to the general public's understanding of issues of concern to Japan and the United States. Appropriate disciplines for the research include anthropology, economics, geography, history, international relations, linguistics, political science, psychology, public administration, and sociology. Awards usually result in articles, monographs, books, digital materials, archaeological site reports, translations, editions, or other scholarly resources. 20140501-FO (GG2/12/14)

Deadline: 5/1/2014

7-9 Research on Gangs and Gang Violence (DOJ)

The National Institute of Justice (NIJ) is interested in funding multiple criminal justice research projects involving research and/or evaluations of programs to improve our understanding and/or reduce gang membership and violence within the United States. Results from these projects should lead to better criminal justice policy, practice, and research, particularly at the local or state level, on issues surrounding gangs. NIJ has a long history of funding research on domestic criminal gangs issues. Despite these advancements and insights into the relationship between crime and gangs, there remains a need for more research in the area of gangs in the U.S. An NIJ Topical Working Group on gangs strongly argued that NIJ should continue to fund gang- related research on a variety of topics, ranging from smaller secondary data research projects, to larger more complex longitudinal studies. In addition, the meeting participants identified a wide-range of issues that require greater consideration and attention in future research. NIJ-2014-3747 (GG 2/11/14)

Deadline: 4/25/2014

7-10 Research and Evaluation on Violence Against Women: Teen Dating Violence, Sexual Violence, and Intimate Partner Violence FY 2014 (DOJ)

The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), Office of Justice Programs (OJP) National Institute of Justice (NIJ) is seeking applications for research and evaluation on teen dating violence, sexual violence, and intimate partner violence. This program furthers the Department's mission by sponsoring research to provide objective, independent, evidence-based knowledge and tools to meet the challenges of crime and justice, particularly at the state and local levels. NIJ-2014-3749 (GG 2/10/14)

Deadline: 5/12/2014

7-11 NIJ FY 14 Investigator-Initiated Research: The Comprehensive School Safety Initiative (DOJ)

The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), Office of Justice Programs (OJP), National Institute of Justice (NIJ) is seeking applications for funding for research and evaluation on safety in schools nationwide. This program furthers the Department's mission by sponsoring research to provide objective, independent knowledge and tools to meet the challenges of crime and justice, particularly at the State and local levels. This wide-ranging initiative will bring together the nation's best minds to research the root causes of school violence, develop technologies and strategies for increasing school safety, and provide pilot grants to test innovative approaches to enhance school safety across the nation. The research methodology may include, for example, natural experiments, randomized controlled trials, demonstration field experiments, longitudinal studies, and secondary data analysis. NIJ-2014-3798 (GG 2/19/14)



7-12 NIJ Graduate Research Fellowship Program in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (DOJ)

The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), Office of Justice Programs (OJP), National Institute of Justice (NIJ) is seeking applications for funding to support innovative dissertation research in science, technology, engineering, or mathematics that is relevant to providing solutions to better prevent and control crime and help ensure the fair and impartial administration of criminal justice in the United States. Eligible applicants are limited to degree - granting educational institutions in the United States. Under this solicitation, the applicant institution must apply as the sponsoring institution for the doctoral candidate conducting criminal justice-related research in a discipline relevant to NIJ's mission. NIJ-2014-3734 (GG 2/6/14)

Deadline: 4/28/2014