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Office of Research & Sponsored Programs

Funding Bulletin, Volume 23, Number 15
April 18, 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 15-8) 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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15-1 FAA Aviation Research and Development Grants (DOT)

The FAA is soliciting proposals for research grants and cooperative agreements to pursue the long-term growth and short-term technical needs of civil aviation. The FAA Research Grants Program encourages and supports innovative, advanced research of potential benefit to the long-term growth of civil aviation and Commercial Space Transportation. The pursuit of basic and applied research in scientific and engineering disciplines that have the potential to further knowledge and understanding on a broad front of emerging technologies is crucial to the realization of this goal. The Research Grants Program does not require the immediate application to Research, Engineering, and Development (R,E&D) programs, although this may occur in some cases. The agency encourages the submission of proposals that embrace the entire spectrum of physical, chemical, biological, medical, psychological, mathematical, and engineering sciences. These areas are: 1) Capacity and Air Traffic Control Technology; 2) Communications, Navigation, and Surveillance; 3) Aviation Weather; 4) Airports; 5) Aircraft Safety Technology; 6) Human Factors and Aviation Medicine; 7) Environment and Energy; 8) Systems Science/Operations Research; and 9) Commercial Space Transportation. 12-01 (GG 3/12/14)

Deadline: 12/31/2019

15-2 Collaborative Activity Awards (McDonnell)

The Foundation offers Collaborative Activity Awards to initiate interdisciplinary discussions on problems or issues, to help launch interdisciplinary research networks, or to fund communities of researchers/practitioners dedicated to developing new methods, tools, and applications of basic research to applied problems. In each case the focus of the collaborative activity must meet the program guidelines for one of the following program areas: a) Studying Complex Systems; b) Understanding Human Cognition; and c) Mathematical & Complex Systems Approaches for Brain Cancer. The 21st Century Collaborative Activity Awards are awards for multidisciplinary and multi-participant projects that address questions and topics relevant to the Foundation's core and complementary program areas. (TGA 3/14)

Deadline: Open

15-3 Bioengineering Research Partnerships (BRP) RO1 (NIH)

This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) encourages bioengineering applications that will accelerate the development and adoption of promising tools and technologies that can address important biomedical research problems. The objectives are to establish these tools and technologies as robust, well-characterized solutions that fulfill an unmet need and are capable of enhancing our understanding of life science processes or the practice of medicine. Awards will focus on supporting multidisciplinary teams that apply an integrative, quantitative bioengineering approach to developing these technologies and engage biomedical researchers or clinicians throughout the project. PAR-14-092 (NIHG 2/7/14)

Deadline: 5/20/2014, 9/18/2014, 5/20/2015



15-4 Education Research (IES)

The Director of the Institute of Education Sciences (Institute) announces the Institute's FY 2015 competitions for grants to support education research and special education research. The Institute's purpose in awarding these grants is to provide national leadership in expanding fundamental knowledge and understanding 1) of developmental and school readiness outcomes for infants and toddlers with or at risk for disability, and 2) of education outcomes for all students from early childhood education through postsecondary and adult education. The Institute's National Center for Education Research (NCER) will hold five competitions: One competition for education research, one competition for education research training, one competition for education research and development centers, one competition for statistical and research methodology in education, and one competition for partnerships and collaborations focused on problems of practice or policy. The Institute's National Center for Special Education Research (NCSER) will hold two competitions: one competition for special education research and one competition for special education research training. ED-GRANTS-041014-001-7 (GG 4/10/14)

Deadline: Notices of Intent 6/5/2014; Applications 8/7/2014



15-5 EarthScope (NSF)

EarthScope is an Earth science program to explore the 4-dimensional structure of the North American continent. The EarthScope Program provides a framework for broad, integrated studies across the Earth sciences, including research on fault properties and the earthquake process, strain transfer, magmatic and hydrous fluids in the crust and mantle, plate boundary processes, large-scale continental deformation, continental structure and evolution, and composition and structure of the deep Earth. In addition, EarthScope offers a centralized forum for Earth science education at all levels and an excellent opportunity to develop cyberinfrastructure to integrate, distribute, and analyze diverse data sets. The EarthScope Facility, consisting of the Plate Boundary Observatory (PBO), the San Andreas Fault Observatory at Depth (SAFOD), and the USArray, is a multi-purpose array of instruments and observatories that greatly expands the observational capabilities of the Earth sciences and permits us to advance our understanding of the structure, evolution and dynamics of the North American continent. This Solicitation calls for single or collaborative proposals to conduct scientific research and/or education and outreach activities within North America that make use of capabilities and/or data provided through the EarthScope Facility to further the scientific and educational goals of EarthScope, as described in the 2010 EarthScope Science Plan and/or EarthScope Education and Outreach Implementation Plan. NSF-14-552

Deadline: 8/25/2014, 8/23/2015



15-6 DoD Ovarian Cancer Research Program (DoD)

The FY14 Defense Appropriations Act provides $20 million (M) to the Department of Defense Ovarian Cancer Research Program (OCRP) to support innovative, high-impact ovarian cancer research. The Investigator-Initiated Research Award (must be an independent investigator at or above the level of Assistant Professor or equivalent): supports meritorious basic and clinically oriented research in ovarian cancer; impact is an important review criterion; preliminary data are required. Pilot Award (investigators at or above the postdoctoral level or equivalent): supports conceptually innovative, high-risk/high-reward research that could ultimately lead to critical discoveries or major advancements that will drive the field of ovarian cancer research forward; innovation and impact are important review criteria; preliminary data are not required, but allowed; clinical trials are not allowed.

Deadline: Preapplications 6/3/2014

15-7 NSBRI First Award Fellowship Program (NSBRI)

NSBRI, funded by NASA, is a consortium of institutions studying the health risks related to long-duration spaceflight and developing the medical technologies needed for long missions. The application period for the National Space Biomedical Research Institute's (NSBRI) First Award Program is currently open. The two-year fellowships are available in any U.S. laboratory carrying out space-related biomedical or biotechnological research. Applicants are required to submit proposals with the support of a mentor and an institution, and all proposals will be evaluated by a peer-review panel. Selected applicants receive a stipend, allowance for health insurance, and travel funds for related scientific meetings. Also, an optional, competitive third year of fellowship support is available. This year's applicants can also request to be considered to spend part of the fellowship in Russia, via a program involving NSBRI and the Institute of Biomedical Problems of the Russian Academy of Sciences in Moscow.

Deadline: 6/6/2014

15-8 Agricultural, Forestry, and Fishing Safety and Health Resources (U01) (CDC)

NIOSH is soliciting applications to conduct agricultural injury and disease research. While emphasis will be placed on proposals in the areas of forestry/logging, vulnerable populations and research to practice efforts, any application associated with occupational safety and health concerns in this work sector will be accepted. Only one application per institution is allowed. PAR-14-175 (NIHG 4/11/2014)

Deadline: Internal 4/25/2014, 8/26/2014; Letters of Intent 5/5/2014, 9/26/2014; Applications 6/9/2014 10/31/2014



15-9 Partnership Concept Paper in Support of Power Africa Initiative under Existing Global Development Alliance Annual Program(USAID)

This announcement is a call to submit Partnership Concept Papers focused on advancing the success and achieving the goals of the Power Africa Initiative. More specifically, USAID's Power Africa Initiative, USAID's Bureau for Africa, and other offices within USAID/Washington, and USAID Missions in priority Power Africa countries, are seeking to engage with interested parties to develop activities or projects that can pool funds, talent, and resources from USAID, other government agencies, and private sector partners to support the Power Africa Initiative. RFA-623-14-000002 (GG 4/10/14)

Deadline: 11/13/2015



15-10 Promising Innovations (Kendal)

Kendal Charitable Funds is seeking proposals for promising innovations that will transform the experience of aging. We are interested in ideas that can enhance the lives of an aging population through services, research, and/or developing new understandings and awareness of issues and opportunities. We are looking for pilot projects that address one or more of these criteria. We will give priority to opportunities that have the greatest potential for chance and replication, for the greatest number of individuals. The proposed project must address one or more non-institutionalized populations, focusing on the following topic: promoting collaboration across the ages: projects that foster a spirit of intergenerational inclusion and shared learning. (PND 4/18/2014)

Deadline: Letters of Intent 5/15/2014



15-11 Child Care Research Scholars (ACF)

The Administration for Children and Families, Office of Policy, Research and Evaluation plans to solicit applications for Child Care Research Scholars grants to support dissertation research on child care policy issues. These grants are meant to build capacity in the research field to focus research on questions that have direct implications for child care policy decision-making and program administration, and to foster mentoring relationships between faculty members and high-quality doctoral students. Child Care Research Scholars projects address issues of significance related to CCDF; inform policy decisions and solutions, particularly for underserved / understudied populations; and utilize the most rigorous research methodology for the selected research question. Applicants must consult with a CCDF administrator in the development of the proposal. HHS-2014-ACF-OPRE-YE-0775 (GG 4/14/14)

Deadline: 6/16/2014

15-12 Head Start Graduate Student Research Grants(ACF)

The Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation (OPRE) of the Administration for Children and Families (ACF) plans to provide funds for Head Start Graduate Student Research Grants to support dissertation research by advanced graduate students who are working in partnership with Head Start programs and with faculty mentors. Competitive applicants will 1) demonstrate a collaborative partnership with their program partners, and 2) pursue research questions that directly inform local, State, or Federal policy relevant to multiple early care and education practice. HHS-2014-ACF-OPRE-YR-0785 (GG 4/14/14)

Deadline: 6/16/2014