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Office of Research & Sponsored Programs

Funding Bulletin, Volume 23, Number 8
February 28, 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 8-1) 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:



8-1 Nanotechnology Undergraduate Education (NUE) in Engineering (NSF)

This solicitation aims at introducing nanoscale science, engineering, and technology through a variety of interdisciplinary approaches into undergraduate engineering education. The focus of the FY 2014 competition is on nanoscale engineering education with relevance to devices and systems and/or on the societal, ethical, economic and/or environmental issues relevant to nanotechnology. Recognizing disciplinary differences and priorities, NSF's investment in research and development in undergraduate STEM education encompasses a range of approaches. These approaches include: experiential learning, assessment/metrics of learning and practice, scholarships, foundational education research, professional development/institutional change, formal and informal learning environments, and undergraduate disciplinary research. Both individually and integrated in a range of combinations, these approaches can lead to outcomes including: developing the STEM and STEM-related workforce, advancing science, broadening participation in STEM, educating a STEM-literate populace, improving K-12 STEM education, encouraging life-long learning, and building capacity in higher education. Only 1 proposal may be submitted by a US academic institution as the lead institution with the following exception: A US academic institution may submit a second proposal if it is focused on the societal, ethical, economic and/or environmental issues relevant to nanotechnology. NSF 14-541

Deadline: Internal 3/27/2014; Proposals 5/27/2014

8-2 Seed Research Initiation (SRI) Grant (KS/NASA)

With the support from NASA and the Kansas Board of Regents - the Kansas NASA EPSCoR Program (KNEP) is preparing to award a Seed Research Initiation (SRI) grant under the KNEP Research Infrastructure Development (RID) program. SRI grants are designed to assist investigators in starting research projects having a high probability for sustained growth and value to NASA and Kansas. A successful SRI grant leads to productive collaborations, joint publications, and additional grant awards. A direct impact on state economic development is also extremely desirable. Ultimately, the goal is to form infrastructure development goals. Awards are competitive, with a strong emphasis on: Addressing NASA and Kansas interests (required); Developing new, meaningful, and sustained collaborations (in Kansas and with NASA); Involving U.S. students, especially underrepresented and underserved Kansas undergraduate and graduate students, in research (required); Strengthening collaboration among industry, government agencies, and academia; Exploring new and unique R&D opportunities; Generating publications and future EPSCoR and non-EPSCoR grant submissions; and Contributing to Kansas' economic development. The KNEP SRI program cannot support proposals augmenting existing funded or well-established research projects.

  • Email: scott.miller@wichita.edu

Deadline: 4/4/2014

8-3 Partnership Development Grant (PDG) (KS/NASA)

With support from NASA and the Kansas Board of Regents - the Kansas NASA EPSCoR Program (KNEP) is preparing to award Partnership Development Grants (PDG) to Kansas investigators, under the KNEP Research Infrastructure Development (RID) program. These grants are intended to facilitate the development of beneficial and promising NASA collaborations. The PDG recipient is expected to initiative, develop, and formalize a meaningful professional relationship with a NASA researcher. Given this expectation, it is vital investigators and students travel to a NASA center if selected for an award. Ideally the faculty member, student, and research host become co-participants in a promising research effort. Indeed, the PDG award should lead to sustained collaboration, joint publications, and, most important, future grant proposals. The KNEP PDG program cannot support proposals augmenting existing funded or well-established research projects.

  • Email: scott.miller@wichita.edu

Deadline: 3/28/2014



8-4 Agriculture and Food Research Initiative: Water for Agriculture Challenge Area (USDA)

In FY 2014, NIFA initiates a new challenge area to address critical water resources issues such as drought, excess soil moisture, flooding, quality and others in an agricultural context. Current drought conditions in the west, as well as drought conditions across the country in recent years, make the initiation of this new challenge area particularly timely. Continued significant variations from the historical rate of water supply, demand and quality are projected to have major impacts on agricultural, forest, and rangeland production systems. This new program area within AFRI will be coordinated with and leverage efforts in the Agricultural Production and Climate Change and Sustainable Bioenergy challenge areas, and help solve critical water problems in agricultural, rural and urbanizing areas across the United States. The program will focus on developing solutions for water management that link food, water, climate, energy, and environmental issues. Funding will be used to develop management practices, technologies, and tools for farmers, ranchers, forest owners and managers, public decision-makers, public and private managers and citizens to improve water resource quantity and quality. NIFA's approach will link social, economic, and behavioral sciences with traditional biophysical sciences and engineering to address regional scale issues with shared hydrological processes, and meteorological and basin characteristics. USDA-NIFA-AFRI-004468 (GG 2/24/14)

Deadline: Letters of Intent 4/17/2014; Applications 8/13/2014



8-5 Arts in Education Model Development and Dissemination Program (ED)

The Arts in Education Model Development and Dissemination (AEMDD) program supports the enhancement, expansion, documentation, evaluation, and dissemination of innovative, cohesive models that are based on research and have demonstrated that they effectively--1) integrate standards- based arts education into the core elementary and middle school curriculum; 2) strengthen standards-based arts instruction in these grades; and 3) improve students' academic performance, including their skills in creating, performing, and responding to the arts. Projects funded through the AEMDD program are intended to increase the amount of nationally available information on effective models for arts education that integrate the arts with standards-based education programs. ED-GRANTS-022514-001 (GG 2/25/14)

Deadline: Notices of Intent 3/27/2014; Applications 4/28/2014



8-6 See entry 8-1 for an interdisciplinary opportunity that includes Education. See also 8-5.




8-7 Measurement Science and Engineering (MSE) Research Grant Programs (NIST)

NIST is soliciting applications for financial assistance for Fiscal Year 2014 under the following programs: 1) the Material Measurement Laboratory; 2) the Physical Measurement Laboratory; 3) the Engineering Laboratory; 4) Fire Research; 5) the Information Technology Laboratory; 6) the NIST Center for Neutron Research; 7) the Center for Nano scale Science and Technology; 8) the Office of Special Programs; and 9) the Associate Director for Laboratory Programs. 2014-NIST-MSE-01 (GG 2/24/14)

Deadline: 6/1/2014

8-8 Bioenergy Technologies Incubator (DOE)

The Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) will issue, on behalf of the Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO), a Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) entitled Bioenergy Technologies Incubator. BETO's mission is to engage in research and development and demonstration at increasing scale activities to transform renewable biomass resources into commercially viable, high-performance biofuels, and bioproducts and biopower that enable biofuel production. To accomplish this mission, BETO develops a strategic plan, or multi-year program plan, to identify the technical challenges and barriers that need to be overcome. However, BETO recognizes that there may be novel and potentially disruptive ideas that do not necessarily align well with BETO's current multi-year program plan yet still meet the goals and mission of BETO. The Bioenergy Incubator Program is intended to identify these potentially impactful technologies and solutions that are not meaningfully addressed in BETO's strategic plan or project portfolio. It is NOT intended to fund projects that are incremental improvements to current products or processes or for established work in BETO's strategic plan or current portfolio. The purpose of this Notice to provide potential applicants advance notice that the BETO intends to issue a FOA titled Bioenergy Technologies Incubator. DE-FOA-0000974 (GG 2/24/14)

Deadline: Concept Papers 3/31/2014; Applications 5/23/2014

8-9 ROSES 2014: Emerging Worlds (NASA)

The Emerging Worlds program solicits research proposals to conduct scientific investigations related to understanding the formation and early evolution of our Solar System. It covers the physics and chemistry of events and materials that are relevant to the formation of planets, satellites, and minor bodies, including dust, and to the early history of these bodies. NNH14ZDA001N-EW (GG 2/25/14)

Deadline: Step 1 Proposals 3/31/2014



8-10 Pediatric Research Project (Gerber)

The mission of the Gerber Foundation is to enhance the quality of life of infants and young children in nutrition, care, and development. The foundation is accepting concept papers for health and/or nutrition-related research projects with the potential to make a significant impact on issues affecting infants and young children from birth to three years of age.The foundation awards grants for research projects focused on issues faced by care providers that, when implemented, will improve health, nutrition, and/or developmental outcomes for infants and young children. (PND 12/13/13)

Deadline: Concept Papers 6/1/2014



8-11 See entry 8-1 for an interdisciplinary opportunity that includes Social Sciences

8-12 NIJ FY 14 W.E.B. Du Bois Fellowship for Research on Race, Gender, Culture, and Crime (DOJ)

With this solicitation, NIJ seeks applications for the W.E.B. Du Bois Fellowship for Research on Race, Gender, Culture, and Crime FY 2014. The Fellowship program seeks to advance knowledge regarding the confluence of crime, justice, and culture in various societal contexts. The Fellowship places particular emphasis on crime, violence, and the administration of criminal justice in diverse cultural contexts within the United States. Prospective Fellows from all academic disciplines are welcome to apply. However, Prospective Fellows should: 1) Possess a terminal degree in their respective field; 2) Have received a terminal degree within the six years prior to September 30, 2014; and 3) Not have been awarded tenure by September 30, 2014. NIJ-2014-3763 (GG 2/25/14)

Deadline: 5/12/2014

8-13 Post-Ph.D Research Grants (Wenner-Gren)

Post-Ph.D. Research Grants are awarded to individuals holding a Ph.D. or equivalent degree to support individual research projects. The program contributes to the Foundation's overall mission to support basic research in anthropology and to ensure that the discipline continues to be a source of vibrant and significant work that furthers our understanding of humanity's cultural and biological origins, development, and variation. The Foundation supports research that demonstrates a clear link to anthropological theory and debates, and promises to make a solid contribution to advancing these ideas. The Foundation particularly welcomes proposals that employ a comparative perspective, can generate innovative approaches or ideas, and/or integrate two or more subfields. (TGA 2/14)

Deadline: 5/1/2014, 11/1/2014