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Funding Bulletin, Volume 23, Number 10
March 14, 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 10-2) 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



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10-1 Critical Techniques and Technologies for Advancing Big Data Science & Engineering (BIGDATA) (NSF)

This year, the solicitation invites two types of proposals: Foundations (F): those developing or studying fundamental techniques, theories, methodologies, and technologies of broad applicability to Big Data problems; and Innovative Applications (IA): those developing techniques, methodologies and technologies of key importance to a Big Data problem directly impacting at least one specific application. All proposals must address critical challenges for big data management, big data analytics, or scientific discovery processes impacted by big data. These techniques, methodologies and technologies can be computational, statistical, or mathematical in nature, and proposals may focus on novel theoretical analysis or experimental evaluation of these techniques and methodologies. A high level of innovation is expected in all proposals. Proposals in all areas of science and engineering covered by participating directorates at NSF are welcome. NSF 14-543

Deadline: 6/9/2014

10-2 Initiative for Maximizing Student Development (IMSD) (R25) (NIH)

The NIH Research Education Program (R25) supports research education activities in the mission areas of the NIH. The goal of this NIGMS R25 program is to support educational activities that enhance the diversity of the biomedical, behavioral and clinical research workforce. To this end, this funding opportunity announcement encourages the development of creative educational activities with a primary focuses on research experiences, courses for skills development and mentoring activities. Only one application per institution is allowed. PAR-14-121

Deadline: Internal 3/28/2014; Applications 5/1/2014, 1/26/2015


10-3 Conservation Innovation Grant (KS/USDA)

Conservation Innovation Grants (CIG) program is a voluntary program intended to stimulate the development and adoption of innovative conservation approaches and technologies while leveraging Federal investment in environmental enhancement and protection, in conjunction with agricultural production. Under CIG, Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) funds are used to award competitive grants to non-Federal governmental or non-governmental organizations, Tribes, or individuals. CIG enables the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) to work with other public and private entities to accelerate technology transfer and adoption of promising, innovative technologies and approaches to address some of the Nation's most pressing natural resource concerns. Conservation Innovation Grants will benefit agricultural producers by providing more options for environmental enhancement and compliance with Federal, State, and local regulations. USDA-NRCS-KS-14-01 (GG 3/13/14)

Deadline: 5/16/2014

10-4 Kansas Grain Sorghum Commission Call for Proposals (KGSC)

Research Priorities are 1) Weed Control; 2) Yield; 3) Sorghum Economics and Profitability; 4) Disease Control; and 5) Insect Control. Research proposals outside of these priorities will be considered.

Deadline: 4/30/2014

10-5 Organic Farming and Food System Research (OFRF)

The Organic Farming Research Foundation is dedicated to fostering the widespread adoption and improvement of organic farming systems in the United States, Canada, and Mexico. To that end, OFRF provides funding for research related to organic farming and food systems and the dissemination of the research results to organic farmers and the greater agricultural and research communities. One-year grants of up to $15,000 are available for research projects related to agricultural production or other social, economic, or policy-related topics of concern to organic farmers and/or ranchers. The foundation supports research that is relevant to and takes place in certified organic systems. (PND 3/7/14)

Deadline: 5/15/2014



10-6 Consolidated Innovative Nuclear Research (DOE)

DOE is seeking applications from U.S. universities, national laboratories and industry to conduct Program Supporting, Mission Supporting and Program Directed nuclear energy-related research in support of the major NE-funded research programs. Additionally, DOE has interest in leveraging multiple needs to the extent possible. Appendix D provides a description of key data needs for validating advanced modeling and simulation tools being developed by NE. Researchers should evaluate their applications in light of these data needs and highlight any potential for capturing key data. DE-FOA-0000998 (GG 3/3/14)

Deadline: 4/3/2014



10-7 Genomes to Natural Products (U01) (NIH)

This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) solicits applications that utilize the wealth of genomic and metagenomic sequencing data available, and recent advances in synthetic biology for the purpose of developing new high-throughput and broadly applicable approaches to natural products discovery. Well-integrated, collaborative research teams possessing synthetic biology, bioinformatics, and natural products expertise are encouraged to apply. Applicants responding to this FOA must also plan for participation in trans-network activities, including collaborative projects with other network participants. RFA-GM-15-001 (NIHG 3/7/14)

Deadline: 6/10/2014

10-8 Community Partnerships to Advance Research (CPAR) (R15) (NIH)

This funding opportunity announcement encourages researchers to partner with communities using Community Engaged Research (CEnR) methodologies that will enhance relationships leading to better interventions and positive health outcomes. To partner with a community entity on health issues that is of mutual concern, such as but not limited to: Interventions/programs for health promotion/prevention; Interventions/programs leading to self-management in chronic conditions; Programs that target self or symptom management; and Examine ways to enhance or implement sustainable health programs in community settings. The AREA program (R15) will enable qualified scientists to receive support for research projects. These grants are intended to create a research opportunity for scientists at institutions that have not previously been major recipients of NIH grant awards. PA-14-140 (NIHG 3/7/14)

Deadline: 6/25/2014, 10/25/2014, 2/25/2015

10-9 Research Promoting Cat Health (WFF)

Founded in 1968, the Winn Feline Foundation works to enhance the relationship between cats and humans by fostering improvements of feline health through research and education. The foundation, in partnership with Zoetis, is inviting research proposals that address the assessment of pain, osteoarthritis/joint health, and kidney disease in cats. Special consideration will be given to proposals that investigate novel biomarkers for assessing acute or chronic adaptive pain and maladaptive (i.e., neuropathic or functional) pain in cats. Pain studies need not be limited to osteoarthritis. Biomarkers for assessing osteoarthritis progression are of interest. (PND 5/7/14)

Deadline: 4/21/2014



10-10 Initiative on Understanding Inequality (Grant)

In recent years, inequality in the United States has become increasingly pervasive. At the same time, prospects for social mobility have declined. The William T. Grant Foundation believes that the research community can play a critical role in reversing this trend. To that end, the foundation, which seeks to improve the lives of youth between the ages of 5 and 25, has launched a new research initiative to support projects that advance understanding in the area of inequality in youth development. Through its new Understanding Inequality program, the foundation will award grants in support of research that focuses on ways to reduce disparities in the academic, behavioral, social, and economic outcomes among youth. Priority will be given to projects related to inequality on the basis of economic, racial/ethnic, and language backgrounds; research that explores other areas of inequality will be considered based on a compelling case for its impact.

Deadline: 5/6/2014

10-11 Project Awards (Sage)

The Russell Sage Foundation was established by Mrs. Margaret Olivia Sage in 1907 for "the improvement of social and living conditions in the United States." It now dedicates itself to that mission by sponsoring rigorous social scientific research as a means of diagnosing social problems and improving social policies. In sponsoring this research, the Foundation is dedicated to strengthening the methods, data, and theoretical core of the social sciences. The Foundation's awards are restricted to support for basic social science research within the following five program areas: 1) Behavioral Economics; 2) Cultural Contact; 3) Future of Work 4) Immigration; and 5) Social Inequality. (TGA 3/14)

Deadline: Letters of Inquiry 6/2/2014, 1/31/2015



10-12 NCR-SARE Graduate Student Grant Proposals

The 2014 North Central Region Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education Program (NCR-SARE) Graduate Student Grant Call for Proposals is now available online. Graduate students enrolled at colleges or universities in the North Central region can submit proposals to fund sustainable agriculture projects that will be part of their educational programs. In 2014, $150,000 will be available to fund about 15 grant projects. Individual grants are for $10,000 total, and can fund projects lasting up to 36 months. Previously funded proposals have contributed to farmer or rancher profitability, environmental quality, and the enhancement of the quality of life of farmers or ranchers, their communities, and society as a whole. NCR-SARE strongly encourages students to involve farmers and ranchers in their Graduate Student Grant projects.

Deadline: 5/6/2014

10-13 NIJ 14 Graduate Research Fellowship Program in the Social and Behavioral Sciences (DOJ)

The NIJ Graduate Research Fellowship (GRF) program in social and behavioral sciences provides awards for research on crime, violence, and other criminal justice-related topics to accredited universities that offer research-based doctoral degrees. NIJ invests in doctoral education by supporting universities that sponsor students who demonstrate the potential to successfully complete doctoral degree programs in disciplines relevant to the mission of NIJ, and who are in the final stages of graduate study. Applicants sponsoring doctoral students are eligible to apply only if the doctoral research dissertation has direct implications for criminal justice policy and practice in the United States. Doctoral students from social and behavioral science academic disciplines are encouraged to apply. NIJ-2014-3739

Deadline: 5/12/2014