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Funding Bulletin, Volume 23, Number 17
May 2, 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 17-1) 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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17-1 Scalable Nanomanufacturing (SNM) (NSF)

This NSF initiative, announced in Issue 12, March 23, 2014, of the Funding Bulletin, failed to include an Internal Deadline. An organization may submit only 1 proposal for this competition. (NSF 14-544)

Deadline: Internal 5/12/14; Proposals 6/16/14



17-2 Grand Challenges Explorations (Gates)

Grand Challenge Explorations, an initiative to encourage innovative and unconventional global health and developmental solutions, is now accepting grant proposals for its latest application round. Applicants can be at any experience level; in any discipline; and from any organization, including colleges and universities, government laboratories, research institutions, non-profit organizations, and for-profit companies. Two-page proposals are being accepted online until May 6, 2014 on the following topics: New Ways of Working Together: Integrating Community-Based Interventions; Explore New Ways to Measure Fetal and Infant Brain Development; Innovations in Feedback & Accountability Systems for Agricultural Development; Inciting Healthy Behaviors: nudge, leapfrog, disrupt, reach; and Novel Enabling Tools and Models Supporting the Development of Interventions for Severe Diarrhea and Enteric Dysfunction.

Deadline: Two Page Proposals 5/6/2014

17-3 Predoctoral Training in Biomedical Big Data Science (T32) (NIH)

The purpose of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to solicit applications for graduate training programs in Big Data Science, for the expressed purpose of training the next generation of scientists who will develop computational and quantitative approaches and tools needed by the biomedical research community to work with biomedical Big Data in the biomedical sciences. This proposed training initiative should prepare qualified individuals for careers in developing new technologies and methods that will allow biomedical researchers to maximize the value of the growing volume and complexity of biomedical data. RFA-HG-14-004 (NIHG 4/25/14)

Deadline: Letters of Intent 6/28/2014, 6/27/15; Applications 7/28/2014, 7/27/2015



17-4 Critical Agriculture Materials (USDA)

The Critical Agricultural Materials Competitive Grants Program supports product development, demonstration and validation of product performance under operational field conditions, specifically for paints, coatings, and adhesives for composites which are manufactured from domestically produced agricultural materials and are of strategic and industrial importance to benefit the economy, defense and general well-being of the Nation. Many such products replace petroleum-based products, and offer opportunities to create new businesses and new markets for agricultural materials. USDA- NIFA- OP-004526 (GG 5/1/2014)

Deadline: 6/27/2014



17-5 Humanities Collections and Reference Resources (NEH)

The Humanities Collections and Reference Resources (HCRR) program supports projects that provide an essential underpinning for scholarship, education, and public programming in the humanities. Thousands of libraries, archives, museums, and historical organizations across the country maintain important collections of books and manuscripts, photographs, sound recordings and moving images, archaeological and ethnographic artifacts, art and material culture, and digital objects. Funding from this program strengthens efforts to extend the life of such materials and make their intellectual content widely accessible, often through the use of digital technology. Awards are also made to create various reference resources that facilitate use of cultural materials, from works that provide basic information quickly to tools that synthesize and codify knowledge of a subject for in-depth investigation. HCRR offers two kinds of awards: 1) for implementation and 2) for planning, assessment, and pilot efforts. 20140717-PW (GG 4/28/14)

Deadline: 7/17/2014



17-6 National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency Academic Research Program (DOD)

NGA welcomes all innovative ideas for path-breaking research that may advance the GEOINT mission. The NGA mission is to provide timely, relevant, and accurate geospatial intelligence (GEOINT) in support of national security objectives. GEOINT is the exploitation and analysis of imagery and geospatial information to describe, assess, and visually depict physical features and geographically referenced activities on the Earth. GEOINT consists of imagery, imagery intelligence, and geospatial information. NGA offers a variety of critical GEOINT products in support of U.S. national security objectives and Federal disaster relief, including aeronautical, geodesy, hydrographic, imagery, geospatial and topographical information. The NGA Academic Research Program (NARP) is focused on innovative, far-reaching basic and applied research in science, technology, engineering and mathematics having the potential to advance the GEOINT mission. The objective of the NARP is to support innovative, high-payoff research that provides the basis for revolutionary progress in areas of science and technology affecting the needs and mission of NGA. This research also supports the National System for Geospatial Intelligence (NSG), which is the combination of technology, systems and organizations that gather, produce, distribute and consume geospatial data and information. HM0210-14-BAA-0001 (GG 4/22/2014)

Deadline: 9/30/2017

17-7 ROSES 2014: Carbon Monitoring System: Continuing Prototype Product Development, Research, and Scoping (NASA)

The NASA Carbon Monitoring System (CMS) is a forward-looking initiative designed to make significant contributions in characterizing, quantifying, understanding, and predicting the evolution of global carbon sources and sinks through improved monitoring of carbon stocks and fluxes. NASA's approach toward a carbon monitoring system emphasizes exploitation of current and future satellite remote sensing resources, computational capabilities, scientific knowledge, airborne science capabilities, and end-to-end system expertise that are major strengths of the NASA Earth Science program. Significant effort is being devoted to rigorous evaluation of the carbon monitoring products being produced, as well as to the characterization and quantifications of errors and uncertainties in those products. The emphasis has been on regional, national, and global satellite-based carbon monitoring products relevant to national needs for completely transparent carbon and biomass inventory processes that provide statistical precision and accuracy with geospatially explicit associated attribute data. NNH14ZDA001N-CMS (GG 4/28/14)

Deadline: Notices of Intent 5/19/2014; Proposals 6/17/2014



17-8 Request for Investigator-Initiated Research Proposals (NCCF)

The National Canine Cancer Foundation (NCCF) invites applications from eligible investigators for its 2014 grants cycle for original research projects investigating any area of canine cancer. This continuing initiative by the NCCF is built on strategic partnerships that seek to accelerate discovery of new, effective strategies for cancer prevention, detection, prognosis, and treatment. The goal of the NCCF is to reduce the mortality and suffering caused by canine cancer. This program seeks projects with rapid potential for clinical translation to pet dogs with cancer, and will use a model for continued support based on milestones. Investigators are encouraged to consider new ideas and high-risk, high-reward projects. Provision of preliminary data to support the projects is highly encouraged and is likely to enhance competitiveness of applications, but is not absolutely necessary.

  • Email: gnice@wearethecure.org

Deadline: Letters of Intent 6/30/2014

17-9 Special Topic Research Education Course: Exploring Auditory and Vestibular Biology (R25) (NIH)

The NIH Research Education Program (R25) supports research education activities in the mission areas of the NIH. The goal of this NIDCD R25 program is to support educational activities that foster a better understanding of biomedical, behavioral and clinical research and its implications. To this end, this funding opportunity announcement encourages the development of creative educational activities with a primary focus on Courses for Skills Development. Applications are encouraged from research intensive institutions to develop a research skill development course that will expose participants to research tools and methodologies focused on auditory and vestibular research approaches. RFA-DC-15-001 (NIHG 4/18/14)

Deadline: 7/30/2014



17-10 Center for Behavioral Economics and Healthy Food Choice Research (USDA)

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA's) Economic Research Service (ERS), in collaboration with USDA's Food and Nutrition Service (FNS), invites proposals for a competitive grant to establish and fund a USDA Center for Behavioral Economics and Healthy Food Choice Research. The USDA Center will facilitate new and innovative research on the application of behavioral economics theory to healthy food choice behaviors that would contribute to enhancing the nutrition, food security, and health of American consumers. The USDA Center will complement the work currently being conducted by the USDA-funded Cornell Center for Behavioral Economics in Child Nutrition Programs (Cornell BEN Center). The USDA Center will be expected to 1) establish an innovative research program on behavioral economics and healthy food choice that addresses questions of public policy interest and importance; 2) broaden the network of social scientists who participate in research that applies principles and theories of behavioral economics to the study of healthy food choice behaviors that will lead to improvement of nutrition, food security, and health outcomes; and 3) disseminate information obtained via its research program to a diverse stakeholder audience, including other researchers, policy and program officials, and the general public.

Deadline: 6/30/2014

17-11 Promising Innovations Grant (KCF)

As a network of nonprofit communities, programs, and services founded on the principles of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers), Kendal Charitable Funds aspires to transform the experience of aging. Kendal affiliates work together within the Kendal system and with caring people outside it to transform our culture's view of aging and of older persons, stressing the potential for fulfillment and continuing contribution during the later stages of life. Through its Promising Innovations program, Kendal will award grants of up to $25,000 in support of pilot programs that aim to transform the experience of aging. The program supports ideas that can enhance the lives of an aging population through services, research, and/or developing new understanding and awareness of issues and opportunities. Priority will be given to projects that have the greatest potential for change and replication for the greatest number of individuals. The proposed project must address one or more non-institutionalized populations, and be designed to foster a spirit of intergenerational inclusion and shared learning. (PND 4/18/14)

Deadline: Letters of Intent 5/15/2014