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Funding Bulletin, Volume 23, Number 18
May 9, 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 18-2, 18-4) 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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18-1 Sloan Research Fellowships (Sloan)

Sloan Research Fellowships is by far the oldest program of the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, although those who receive the grants are among the youngest researchers the Foundation assists. The Sloan Research Fellowships were established to provide support and recognition to scientists, often in their first appointments to university faculties, who were endeavoring to set up laboratories and establish their independent research projects with little or no outside support. Candidates must hold a tenure track (or equivalent) position at a college, university, or other degree-granting institution in the United States or Canada. Tenure track faculty positions at the candidate's institution must include a yearly teaching requirement. Candidates must hold a Ph.D. (or equivalent) in chemistry, computational or evolutionary molecular biology, computer science, economics, mathematics, neuroscience, ocean sciences, physics, or a related field. Candidates' most recent Ph.D. (or equivalent) must have been awarded on or after September 1, 2008. While Fellows are expected to be at an early stage of their research careers, there should be strong evidence of independent research accomplishments. Candidates must be nominated by a department head or other senior researcher. More than one candidate from a department may be nominated, but no more than three.

Deadline: 9/15/2014

18-2 NSF Scholarships in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (S-STEM) (NSF)

This program makes grants to institutions of higher education to support scholarships for academically talented students demonstrating financial need, enabling them to enter the STEM workforce or STEM graduate school following completion of an associate, baccalaureate, or graduate-level degree in science, technology, engineering or mathematics disciplines. Grantee institutions are responsible for selecting scholarship recipients, reporting demographic information about student scholars, and managing the S-STEM project at the institution. The program does not make scholarship awards directly to students. An Institution may submit one proposal from each constituent school or college that awards degrees in an eligible field. NSF 12-529

Deadline: Internal 6/14/2014; Proposals 8/12/2014

18-3 ACE Centers: Supporting Science Solutions (EPA)

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), as part of its Science to Achieve Results (STAR) program, announces the Request for Applications (RFA), Air, Climate, and Energy (ACE) Centers. EPA is seeking to support research that will systematically inform policy makers at state and local levels regarding the deployment of innovative approaches to enable implementation of air pollution control strategies. This research aims to achieve the greatest public health benefits possible by reducing exposure to harmful air pollution. This program features four main research topics: Enhancing understanding of spatial and temporal differences in individual pollutants and pollutant mixtures within and across different areas (including urban areas, or between urban, suburban, and rural areas) or geographic regions; identifying and improving the characterization of the most important factors contributing to regional or city-to-city differences or similarities in air pollution and health impacts beyond topography and meteorology; improving the ability to understand and project how these contributing factors and differences may change over the next one to several decades; and advancing scientific knowledge and tools needed to develop robust strategies for air pollution control to improve public and environmental health under a variety of conditions, including consideration of approaches for addressing climate change preparedness. EPA-G2014-STAR-J1

Deadline: 9/4/2014



18-4 2014 Farmers Market Promotion Program Grants (USDA)

The Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) has announced the availability of competitive grant funds in fiscal year (FY) 2014 to be awarded through the Farmers Market Promotion Program (FMPP). The goals of FMPP grants are to increase domestic consumption of and access to locally and regionally produced agricultural products, and to develop new market opportunities for farm and ranch operations serving local markets by developing, improving, expanding, and providing outreach, training, and technical assistance to, or assisting in the development, improvement, and expansion of domestic farmers' markets, roadside stands, community-supported agriculture programs, agritourism activities, and other direct producer-to-consumer market opportunities. An applicant is limited to no more than one grant in a grant-funding year. USDA-AMS-FMPP-2014 (GG 5/8/2014)

Deadline: Internal 5/20/2014; Proposals 6/20/2014

18-5 National Integrated Water Quality Program (USDA)

The goal of the National Integrated Water Quality Program (NIWQP) is to contribute to the improvement of the quality and conservation of our Nation's water resources through research, education, and extension activities. Projects funded through this program will work to solve water resource problems by advancing and disseminating the knowledge base available to agricultural, rural, and urbanizing communities. Funded projects should lead to science-based decision making and management practices that improve the quality and quantity of the Nation's water resources in agricultural, rural, and urbanizing watersheds. NIFA is soliciting applications for the NIWQP under the following areas: Farm, Landscape and Watershed Scale Projects; and Synthesis Project. USDA-NIFA-ICGP-004527 (GG 5/2/2014)

Deadline: 7/3/2014



18-6 Humanities Program (Delmas)

The Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation intends to further the humanities along a broad front, supporting projects which address the concerns of the historical studia humanitatis: a humanistic education rooted in the great traditions of the past; the formation of human beings according to cultural, moral, and aesthetic ideals derived from that past; and the ongoing debate over how these ideals may best be conceived and realized. Programs in the following areas are eligible: history; archaeology; literature; languages, both classical and modern; philosophy; ethics; comparative religion; the history, criticism and theory of the arts; and those aspects of the social sciences which share the content and the methods of humanistic disciplines. The Foundations welcomes projects that cross the boundaries between humanistic disciplines and explore the connections between the humanities and other areas of scholarship. (TGA 5/14)

Deadline: 8/1/2014, 11/1/2014, 2/1/2015, 5/1/2015



18-7 Domestic Nuclear Detection Office: Academic Research Initiative (ARI) (DHS)

The ARI Program has two primary objectives: 1) Engage the academic community to advance fundamental knowledge for nuclear and radiological threat detection, nuclear forensics and related sciences with emphasis on fundamental research to solve long-term, high-risk challenges and 2) Develop human capital for the nuclear science and engineering profession. Further, the program works to sustain a long-term commitment to basic research in this field and coordinates research efforts across the federal government. The ARI program seeks novel cross-cutting research that will enhance the nation's ability to detect and interdict nuclear or radiological material outside of regulatory control, and otherwise help prevent nuclear or radiological attacks. This year's Solicitation topics will emphasize original early-stage research which demonstrates quantifiable improvements over existing methods. DHS-14-DN-077-ARI-001 (GG 5/8/2014)

Deadline: 6/13/2014



18-8 Prostate Cancer Research Program (DOD)

The Prostate Cancer Research Program's (PCRP's) FY14 mission is to find and fund research that will lead to the elimination of death from prostate cancer and enhance the well-being of men experiencing the impact of the disease. Applicants are strongly encouraged to propose research that addresses the Overarching Challenges and Focus Areas: 1) Develop better tools for early detection of clinically relevant disease; 2) Distinguish aggressive from indolent disease in men newly diagnosed with prostate cancer; 3) Develop effective treatments and address mechanisms of resistance for men with high-risk or metastatic prostate cancer; 4) Develop strategies to optimize physical and mental health of men with prostate cancer. Focus areas are: 1) Biomarker Development; 2) Genetics; 3) Imaging; 4) Mechanisms of Resistance; 5) Survivorship and Palliative Care; 6) Therapy; and 7) Tumor and Microenvironment Biology. Funding is available for Idea Development Awards and Synergistic Idea Development Awards.

Deadline: 6/12/2014

18-9 Environmental Contributors to Autism Spectrum Disorder (R21) (NIH) (HHS)

The purpose of this FOA is to stimulate and foster research to 1) identify environmental contributors to risk and expression of autism spectrum disorders (ASD) and 2) understand how environmental factors impact the underlying biologic processes implicated in ASD. The R21 grant mechanism is intended to encourage exploratory and developmental research projects by providing support for the early and conceptual stages of these projects. A range of approaches are being encouraged by this FOA, from basic mechanistic studies using in vitro and in vivo model systems to studies that add new data collection activities and/or make use of extant data or biospecimens in existing human studies. There is a companion RFP for the R01 grant mechanism. PAR-14-202 (NIHG 5/2/2014)

Deadline: Letters of Intent 7/26/2014, 7/26/2015; Applications 8/26/2014, 8/26/2015

18-10 Centers of Excellence in Genomic Science (CEGS) (RM1) (NIH)

The Centers of Excellence in Genomic Sciences (CEGS) program establishes academic Centers for advanced genome research. Each CEGS grant supports a multi-investigator, interdisciplinary team to develop innovative genomic approaches to address a particular biomedical problem. A CEGS project will address a critical issue in genomic science or genomic medicine, proposing a solution that would be a very substantial advance. Thus, the research conducted at these Centers will entail substantial risk, balanced by outstanding scientific and management plans and very high potential payoff. A CEGS will focus on the development of novel technological or computational methods for the production or analysis of comprehensive data sets, or on a particular genome-scale biomedical problem, or on other ways to develop and use genomic approaches for understanding biological systems and/or significantly furthering the application of genomic knowledge, data and methods towards clinical applications. PAR-14-195 (NIHG 5/2/2014)

Deadline: Letters of Intent 6/2/2014, 4/20/2015; Applications 7/2/2014, 5/20/2015



18-11 Fellowship Competition (AIIS)

The American Institute of Indian Studies is a cooperative, non-profit organization of seventy-eight American colleges and universities that supports the advancement of knowledge and understanding of India, its people, and culture. AIIS welcomes applicants from a wide variety of disciplines. In addition to applicants in the Humanities and Social Science AIIS encourages applicants in the fields such as Development Studies, Natural Resources Management, Public Health, and Regional Planning. Applications to conduct research in India may be made in the following categories: Junior Research Fellowships for dissertation research, Senior Research Fellowships, Senior Scholarly/Professional Development Fellowships, and Senior Performing and Creative Arts Fellowships.

Deadline: 7/1/2014