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Office of Research & Sponsored Programs

Funding Bulletin, Volume 23, Number 12
March 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 12-1) 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: http://www.k-state.edu/research/funding/bulletins/bul14/limits14/index.htm



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12-1 National Science Foundation Research Traineeship (NRT) Program (NSF)

The NSF Research Traineeship (NRT) program is designed to encourage the development of bold, new, potentially transformative, and scalable models for STEM graduate training that ensure that graduate students develop the skills, knowledge, and competencies needed to pursue a range of STEM careers. The NRT program initially has one priority research theme - Data-Enabled Science and Engineering (DESE); in addition, proposals are encouraged on any other crosscutting, interdisciplinary theme. In either case, proposals should identify the alignment of project research themes with national research priorities and the need for innovative approaches to train graduate students in those areas. NRT projects should develop evidence-based, sustainable approaches and practices that substantially improve STEM graduate education for NRT trainees and for STEM graduate students broadly at an institution. NRT emphasizes the development of competencies for both research and research-related careers. Strategic collaborations with the private sector, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), government agencies, museums, and academic partners that enhance research quality and impacts and that facilitate development of technical and transferable professional skills are encouraged. Creation of sustainable programmatic capacity at institutions is an expected outcome. Proposals accordingly are expected to describe how institutions will support the continuation and institutional-level scaling of effective training elements after award closure. An institution can submit 2 applications, one of which must be in DESE. NSF 14-548

Deadline: Internal 4/20/2014; Letters of Intent 5/20/2014; Proposals 6/24/2014

12-2 Cultivating Cultures for Ethical STEM (CCE STEM) (NSF)

Cultivating Cultures for Ethical STEM (CCE STEM) funds research projects that identify factors that are efficacious in the formation of ethical STEM researchers in all the fields of science and engineering that NSF supports. CCE STEM solicits proposals for research that explores the following: `What constitutes ethical STEM research and practice? Which cultural and institutional contexts promote ethical STEM research and practice and why?' Do certain labs have a `culture of academic integrity'? What practices contribute to the establishment and maintenance of ethical cultures and how can these practices be transferred, extended to, and integrated into other research and learning settings? Successful proposals will include a comparative dimension, either between or within institutional settings that differ along these or other factors. NSF 14-546

Deadline: 6/17/2014, 2/17/2015, 2/16/2016



12-3 Coupling, Energetics, and Dynamics of Atmospheric Regions (CEDAR) (NSF)

CEDAR is a broad-based, community-guided, upper atmospheric research program. The goal is to understand the behavior of atmospheric regions from the middle atmosphere upward through the thermosphere and ionosphere into the exosphere in terms of coupling, energetics, chemistry, and dynamics on regional and global scales. These processes are related to the sources of perturbations that propagate upward from the lower atmosphere as well as to solar radiation and particle inputs from above. The activities within this program combine observations, theory and modeling. NSF 14-545

Deadline: 7/17/2014

12-4 Scalable Nanomanufacturing (SNM) (NSF)

The National Science Foundation (NSF) announces a fourth year of a program on collaborative research and education in the area of scalable nanomanufacturing, including the long-term societal implications of the large-scale implementation of nanomanufacturing innovations. This program is in response to and is a component of the National Nanotechnology Initiative Signature Initiative: Sustainable Nanomanufacturing - Creating the Industries of the Future. Although many nanofabrication techniques have demonstrated the ability to fabricate small quantities of nanomaterials, nanostructures and nanodevices for characterization and evaluation purposes, the emphasis of the scalable nanomanufacturing program is on research to overcome the key scientific and technological barriers that prevent the production of useful nanomaterials, nanostructures, devices and systems at an industrially relevant scale, reliably, and at low cost and within environmental, health and safety guidelines. Competitive proposals will incorporate three elements in their research plans: A persuasive case that the nanomaterials, nanostructures, devices or systems to be produced have or are likely to have sufficient demand to justify eventual scale-up; A clearly identified set of research issues for science and engineering solutions that must be addressed to enable the production of high quality nano-enabled products at low cost; and a compelling research plan with clear research objectives and approaches to overcome the identified research issues. The mode of support is Nanoscale Interdisciplinary Research Teams (NIRT). NSF 14-544

Deadline: 6/19/2014

12-5 Cyber-Physical Systems (CPS) (NSF/DHS/DOT)

Cyber-physical systems (CPS) are engineered systems that are built from, and depend upon, the seamless integration of computational algorithms and physical components. Advances in CPS will enable capability, adaptability, scalability, resiliency, safety, security, and usability that will far exceed the simple embedded systems of today. CPS technology will transform the way people interact with engineered systems--just as the Internet has transformed the way people interact with information. New smart CPS will drive innovation and competition in sectors such as agriculture, energy, transportation, building design and automation, healthcare, and manufacturing. Despite significant inroads into CPS technology in recent years, we do not yet have a mature science to support systems engineering of high-confidence CPS, and the consequences are profound. Traditional analysis tools are unable to cope with the full complexity of CPS or adequately predict system behavior. The goal of the CPS program is to develop the core system science needed to engineer complex cyber-physical systems upon which people can depend with high confidence. In 2014, NSF is working closely with multiple agencies of the federal government, including the U.S. Department of Homeland (DHS) and U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) to identify basic research needs in CPS common across multiple application domains, along with opportunities for accelerated transition to practice. NSF 14-542

Deadline: 6/2/2014, 12/15/2014



12-6 AKC Canine Health Foundation 2014 Special Emphasis Request for Proposals (CHF)

This Special Emphasis Request for Proposals supports Development of an Accurate Diagnostic Assay for Canine Hypothyroidism to support veterinarians in improving diagnosis of canine hypothyroidism. It also supports an Epilepsy Research Initiative. In response to donor concern, the AKC Canine Health Foundation is launching a major, two phase research effort to better classify disease, understand the underlying mechanisms that predispose dogs to epilepsy, and finally to introduce new drugs into the canine epilepsy treatment pipeline.

Deadline: 5/13/2014

12-7 Feed and Feed Systems Research for Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea Virus and Delta Coronavirus (NPB)

A special Request for Proposals has been issued by the National Pork Board. Key feed research priorities for PEDv and SdCV are 1) Conduct feed or feedstuff contamination risk assessments at all steps within the feed processing and delivery chain. 2) Demonstrate virus survivability in feed and feed ingredients to include the following variables: feed and feed components, storage time and temperature, processing procedure and time (meal or pellet), and moisture content. 3) Investigate effectiveness and cost of feed or feed ingredient treatments that could be used to mitigate viral survival. 4) Develop a viral dose-infection curve showing viral dose by time and by temperature for both pelleted and milled feed. 5) Develop diagnostic procedures for determining potential live virus contamination of feed or feedstuffs.

Deadline: 4/2/2014

12-8 Modeling Immunity for Biodefense (U19) (NIH)

This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) solicits applications from single institutions, or consortia of institutions, to participate in a network of research groups developing computational models of immunity to infectious diseases other than HIV/AIDS. Applications are sought to develop, refine and validate computational models of immune responses 1) during or following infection, and/or 2) before and after vaccination against an infectious disease, through an iterative approach involving computational studies and immunological experimentation. RFA-AI-14-028 (NIHG 3/21/14)

Deadline: Letters of Intent 6/18/2014; Applications 7/18/2014



12-9 BJA FY 14 Visiting Fellows Program (DOJ)

The Bureau of Justice Assistance's mission is to provide leadership and services through grant administration and criminal justice policy development to support local, state, and tribal justice strategies to achieve safer communities. To address emerging issues and build capacity to improve the administration of criminal justice, BJA launched the BJA Visiting Fellows Program in FY2012. The intent is to leverage state, local, or tribal subject-matter expertise to assess areas of need and to develop strategies, tools, and policies in collaboration with BJA staff for the benefit of the criminal justice field. By hosting up to five Fellows with FY 2014 funds, BJA will collaborate with practitioners and researchers to build capacity to address gaps in priority and emerging issues in the criminal justice field. BJA encourages potential applicants from a broad range of disciplines to consider how their work in areas related to crime and justice might support work in the BJA Visiting Fellows Program's priority issue areas. BJA-2014-3841 (GG 3/27/14)

Deadline: 6/14/2014

12-10 Practitioner-Researcher Partnership Mentoring Children (DOJ)

This demonstration program will support a practitioner-researcher partnership to develop and evaluate new mentoring practices to serve the needs of youth whose parents are incarcerated. Research has shown that having an incarcerated parent can present individual and environmental risks for the child and increase the likelihood of negative outcomes. While mentoring has been shown to be an effective intervention for youth, more research is needed to understand how the unique needs of youth who have incarcerated parents are best supported through mentoring. Under this demonstration program, practitioners and researchers must partner to enhance existing mentoring programs to serve children of incarcerated parents and evaluate the new approach. OJJDP-2014-3794 (GG 3/25/14)

Deadline: 5/27/2014

12-11 Translational Research to Help Older Adults Maintain their Health and Independence in the Community (R21) (NIH)

This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) invites applications using the R21 award mechanism for translational research that moves evidence-based research findings toward the development of new interventions, programs, policies, practices, and tools that can be used by organizations in the community to help older adults remain healthy and independent, productively engaged, and living in their own homes and communities. The goal of this FOA is to support translational research involving collaborations between academic research centers and community-based organizations with expertise serving or engaging older adults (such as city and state health departments, city/town leadership councils, educational institutions, workplaces, Area Agencies on Aging, and organizations funded or assisted by the Corporation for National and Community Service) that will enhance our understanding of practical tools, techniques, programs and policies that communities across the nation can use to more effectively respond to needs of the aging population. PA-14-159 (NIHG 3/21/14)

Deadline: 6/16/2014, 10/16/2014, 2/16/2015