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Office of Research & Sponsored Programs

Funding Bulletin, Volume 23, Number 13
April 4, 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 13-1, 13-2, 13-3, 13-9) 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:



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13-1 Cultivating Cultures for Ethical STEM (CCE STEM) (NSF)

This program's entry in last week's Funding Bulletin (12-2) failed to include a notice of limited submission and an internal deadline. An eligible organization may submit only one proposal as the lead organization.)

Deadline: Internal 4/18/14; Proposals 6/17/14


13-2 William T. Grant Scholars Program (Grant)

The William T. Grant Scholars Program supports promising early-career researchers from diverse disciplines, who have demonstrated success in conducting high-quality research and are seeking to further develop and broaden their expertise. Candidates are nominated by a supporting institution and must submit five-year research plans that demonstrate creativity, intellectual rigor, and a commitment to continued professional development. Applicants must: submit a project that is consistent with the Foundation's Current Research Interests; address issues that have compelling relevance for theory, and policies or practices, affecting youth ages 5 to 25 in the United States or a vulnerable subpopulation of those youth; and have received their terminal degree within seven years of submitting their application. Major divisions of an institution (i.e., College of Arts & Sciences) may nominate only one applicant each year. (TGA 4/14)

Deadline: Internal 5/9/2014; Nominations 7/9/2014

13-3 NIH Blueprint Program for Enhancing Neuroscience Diversity through Undergraduate Research Education Experiences (R25) (NIH)

The NIH Research Education Program (R25) supports research education activities in the mission areas of the NIH. The goal of this NIH Blueprint 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 focus on Research Experiences, Courses for Skills Development, and Mentoring Activities. The fully integrated research experiences, courses for skills development, and mentoring activities should prepare undergraduate students from diverse backgrounds nationally underrepresented in biomedical and behavioral sciences to enter Ph.D. degree programs in the neurosciences. To accomplish this goal, this initiative will provide institutional awards to develop neuroscience research education programs consisting of collaborative partnerships integrated across different educational institution types. Each collaborative research education partnership must have the following components: a) a research-intensive institution that has an established neuroscience or neuroscience-related program, b) partnership between institution(s) that have a substantial enrollment of undergraduates from populations nationally underrepresented in the biomedical and behavioral sciences, c) integrated curriculum/academic enhancement and research training activities designed to increase participants' preparation to enter doctoral programs in the neurosciences, and d) well-described plans to provide early communication and interaction between participating students and graduate neuroscience programs across the country. Only one application per institution is allowed. RFA-NS-14-010 (NIHG 3/28/14)

Deadline: Internal 4/18/2014; Letters of Intent 4/28/2014; Applications 5/28/2014


13-4 United Sorghum Checkoff Program Request for Pre-Proposals (USCP)

The United Sorghum Checkoff Program (USCP) is soliciting pre-proposals for targeted research and education in Strategic Program Areas--Crop Improvement, Renewables, High Value Markets. Preference will be given to proposals which address the highlighted priority area that the Sorghum Checkoff has identified as the most important to current growth of the U.S. sorghum industry. Preference will also be given to any proposal which can demonstrate direct commercialization linkages, addresses business development plans, construct market development or impact analysis, and proposals which involve a private industry partner.

Deadline: Preproposals 5/1/2014


13-5 Digital Projects for the Public (NEH)

NEH's Division of Public Programs supports activities that engage millions of Americans in understanding significant humanities works and ideas. At the center of every NEH-funded public humanities project is a core set of humanities ideas developed by scholars, matched to imaginative formats that bring humanities ideas alive for people of all ages and all walks of life. The Digital Projects for the Public program supports projects such as websites, mobile applications, games, and virtual environments that significantly contribute to the public's engagement with humanities ideas. Projects must be analytical and deeply grounded in humanities scholarship in a discipline such as history, religion, anthropology, jurisprudence, or art history. Digital Projects for the Public grants support projects that are largely created for digital platforms. 20140611-MD (GG 3/31/14)

Deadline: 6/11/2014

13-6 Bridging Cultures through Film (NEH)

The Bridging Cultures through Film: International Topics program supports films that examine international themes and subjects in the humanities. The films are meant to spark Americans' engagement with the broader world by exploring countries and cultures outside of the United States. The Division of Public Programs encourages innovative nonfiction storytelling that presents multiple points of view in creative formats. At the center of every NEH-funded film is a core set of humanities ideas developed by scholars, matched to imaginative formats that bring the humanities alive for people of all ages and all walks of life. The proposed film must be analytical and deeply grounded in humanities scholarship. It may be as short as thirty minutes or as long as a feature-length film. 20140611-TW (GG 3/31/14)

Deadline: 6/11/2014


13-7 Geomorphology and Land-use Dynamics (NSF)

Geomorphology and Land-use Dynamics supports innovative research into processes that shape and modify landscapes over a variety of length and time scales. The program encourages research that investigates quantitatively the coupling and feedback among such processes, their rates, and their relative roles, especially in the contexts of variation in climatic, biologic, and tectonic influences and in light of changes due to human impact. NSF 14-550 (GG 4/2/14)

Deadline: 7/16/2014, 1/16/2014

13-8 Technology Incubator for Wind Energy Innovations (DOE)

The Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)'s Wind & Water Power Technologies Office (WWPTO) seeks to fund R&D in technology approaches and solutions that are not currently represented in the Offices Multi-Year Program Plan and/or existing project portfolio in a meaningful or significant way. This Incubator Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) represents an opportunity to support novel and non-incremental technology approaches and to ultimately facilitate identification and future inclusion of highly promising, emerging technology approaches into the Office's Multi-Year Program Plans and future program portfolios. The FOA will accept applications for any and all ideas that have a significant potential to advance the mission of the Wind Program. DE-FOA-0000978 (GG 4/2/14)

Deadline: Concept Paper 4/28/2014; Applications 5/30/2014


13-9 Pathway to Stop Diabetes Research Awards (ADA)

The American Diabetes Association's Pathway to Stop Diabetes will transform diabetes research by identifying brilliant scientists and providing them with the resources needed for breakthrough discoveries. Initiator Awards, for post-doctoral talent on the cusp of their research careers, provide the means to establish independent careers, hire staff and -- most importantly -- focus completely on conducting their innovative research. The two-part funding is designed to support the transition from trainee to independent investigator. Accelerator Awards, for scientists early in their careers and for scientists interested in applying their expertise in a new field, provide the freedom to continue their work undistracted. This in turn will help to accelerate their research in those potentially novel areas that hold high promise for a breakthrough in the fight to Stop Diabetes. Institutions may nominate a maximum of one investigator per grant cycle. The nomination can be in either Pathway award type: Initiator or Accelerator.

Deadline: Internal 5/1/2014; Applications 7/1/2014

13-10 Biology of Manual Therapies (R01) (NIH)

This FOA encourages research grant applications (R01) from institutions/organizations that propose to investigate the basic science and mechanisms of action underlying the neurophysiological (especially the central nervous system responses), immunological, endocrinological and/or biomechanical consequences of manual therapies, such as spinal manipulation, mobilization and massage therapy. PA-14-168 (NIHG 3/28/14)

Deadline: 6/5/2014, 10/5/2014, 2/5/2014

13-11 DoD Breast Cancer Breakthrough Award Levels 1 and 2 (DoD)

The BCRP seeks to accelerate high-impact research with clinical relevance, encourage innovation and stimulate creativity, and facilitate productive collaborations. The critical components of this award mechanism are: Impact: Research supported by the Breakthrough Award will have the potential for a major impact and accelerate progress toward ending breast cancer. The impact may be near-term or long-term, but must be significant and move beyond an incremental advancement. Applications must articulate the pathway to making a clinical impact for individuals with, or at risk for, breast cancer, even if clinical impact is not an immediate outcome. Research Scope: Research proposed under this award mechanism may be small- to large-scale projects, at different stages of idea and research development. W81XWH-14-BCRP-BREAKTHROUGH12

Deadline: Preapplications 5/14/2014; Applications 5/28/2014


13-12 OJJDP FY 2014 High-Risk Youth Mentoring Research (DOJ)

Mentoring has been shown to be an effective intervention for youth; however, more research is needed to understand how youth at high risk for delinquency are best supported through mentoring. The High-Risk Youth Mentoring Research program will support research and evaluations to further examine how certain characteristics, components, and practices of mentoring programs can best support youth who are at particularly high risk for delinquency. A recent systematic review suggests that mentoring programs can have a positive effect on reducing delinquency for high-risk youth; however, it is less clear what key features, program design, and theories and processes were involved in the mentoring programs. For example, a youth's risk profile may lead to mentors reporting challenges and may contribute to match closures. Understanding not just the impact of a program, but the key programmatic elements of that program design is important to advancing effective, evidence-based practice in mentoring. This program will support research that investigates how a mentoring program's design, underlying conceptual and theoretical framework, and key program elements may moderate and mediate mentoring program effectiveness for youth at high risk for delinquency. OJJDP-2014-3788 (GG 3/24/14)

Deadline: 5/12/2014