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Office of Research & Sponsored Programs

Funding Bulletin, Volume 23, Number 19
May 23, 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 19-6) 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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19-1 USDA Center for Behavioral and Experimental Agri-Environmental Policy Research (USDA)

The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Economic Research Service (ERS) invites proposals for a competitive grant to establish and fund a USDA Center for Behavioral and Experimental Agri-Environmental Policy Research. The USDA Center will facilitate new and innovative research on the application of behavioral and experimental economics theory and practice to the provision of ecosystem services from the Nation's agricultural lands. The USDA center will be expected to 1) establish an innovative behavioral and experimental economics research program related to the design and implementation of policies and programs that provide ecosystem services; 2) broaden the network of social scientists participating in policy-relevant behavioral and experimental economics research on agricultural ecosystem services, policies, and programs; and 3) disseminate information obtained via its research program to USDA and other Federal program agencies, along with other researchers and the general public. CBEAR-2014 (GG 5/21/2014)

Deadline: 7/7/2014

19-2 Biodiesel Fuel Education Program (USDA)

As a result of increased awareness and consumption of biodiesel over the past decade, the FY 2014 Biodiesel Education program will focus on educational programs which will support advances in infrastructure, technology transfer, fuel quality, fuel safety and increasing feedstock production. Biodiesel Education will address the need to balance the positive environmental, social, and human health impacts of biodiesel utilization with the increased per gallon cost to the user. USDA-NIFA-OP-004529 (GG 5/6/2014)

Deadline: 6/27/2014




19-3 Risk Management Education Partnership Program (USDA)

The purpose of this competitive cooperative partnership agreement program is to deliver crop insurance education and risk management training to U.S. agriculture producers to assist them in identifying and managing production, marketing, legal, financial, and human risk. USDA-RMA-RME-2014-PP (GG 5/15/2014)

Deadline: 6/30/2014

19-4 Special Research Grants Program - Aquaculture Research (USDA)

The Aquaculture Research program supports the development of an environmentally and economically sustainable aquaculture industry in the U.S. and generate new science-based information and innovation to address industry constraints. The Aquaculture Research program for FY 2014 will fund projects that directly address major constraints to the U.S. aquaculture industry and focus on one or more of the following program priorities: 1) Genetics of commercial aquaculture species; 2) Critical disease issues impacting aquaculture species; 3) Design of environmentally and economically sustainable aquaculture production systems; and 4) Economic research for increasing aquaculture profitability. USDA-NIFA-SRGP-004532 (GG 5/20/14)

Deadline: 6/23/2014

19-5 Crop Protection and Pest Management (USDA)

The purpose of the Crop Protection and Pest Management program is to address high priority issues related to pests and their management using IPM approaches at the state, regional and national levels. The CPPM program supports projects that will increase food security and respond effectively to other major societal challenges with comprehensive IPM approaches that are economically viable, environmentally sound and will help protect human health. The CPPM program addresses IPM challenges for emerging issues and existing priority pest concerns that can be addressed more effectively with new and emerging technologies. USDA-NIFA-CPPM-004531 (GG 5/19/14)

Deadline: 6/19/2014




19-6 NIH Science Education Partnership Award (SEPA) (R25) (NIH)

The NIH Research Education Program (R25) supports research education activities in the mission areas of the NIH. The goal of the Science Education Partnership Award (SEPA) program is to invest in educational activities that enhance the training of a workforce to meet the nation's biomedical, behavioral and clinical research needs. To this end, this funding opportunity announcement (FOA) encourages the development of innovative educational activities for pre-kindergarten to grade 12 (P-12), teachers and students from underserved communities with a focus on Courses for Skill Development, Research Experiences, Mentoring Activities, Curriculum or Methods Development or Informal Science Education (ISE) exhibits, and Outreach activities. Applicants are strongly encouraged to consult with the SEPA Scientific/Research Contact to be advised on the appropriateness of the intended P-12 STEM or ISE project for the SEPA program objectives and Office of Science Education/SEPA priorities. Only one application per institution, normally identified by having a unique DUNS number or EIN number, is allowed.

Deadline: Internal 5/30/2014; Letters of Intent 6/30/2014; Applications 7/30/2014

19-7 First In The World (DoE)

The First in the World (FITW) Program will provide grants to institutions of higher education to spur the development of innovations that improve educational outcomes and make college more affordable for students and families, and to develop an evidence base of effective practices. Institutions of higher education or consortia of such institutions are eligible applicants for FITW grants. We encourage applicants to partner with public and private institutions and agencies that can assist the applicant to achieve the goals of the project. FITW draws on the approach of the Department's Investment in Education Fund (i3), in which higher levels of evidence of success divide the competition into several tiers of funding. Evaluation will also be a key component of the program. Successful applicants must demonstrate not only an innovative project design, but outline a rigorous plan for how the project will be evaluated to demonstrate its effectiveness. The FITW competition aims to increase postsecondary access, affordability and completion for underrepresented, underprepared or low-income students at institutions across the country. CFDA 84.116F (FR 5/16/14)

Deadline: 6/30/2014

19-8 Lyle Spencer Research Awards: Advancing Understanding of Education Practice and Its Improvement (Spencer)

The Spencer Foundation is pleased to introduce an ambitious new grant program, The Lyle Spencer Research Awards: Advancing Understanding of Education Practice and Its Improvement. This program is the successor to our long-standing field-initiated major grant program, which was phased out in early 2014. With this program, we aim to reinforce our commitment to intellectually ambitious research, oriented ultimately to improving the practice of education, and independent of any particular reform agendas or methodological strictures. This is not at base a change of direction for a foundation that has always aimed to foster creative and open-minded scholarship; it is however an emphatic assertion of our determination to search for and support the most challenging, original, and constructive scholarship and research we can find. We intend through this endeavor to press our colleagues in the research community to raise their level of intellectual ambition, to encourage work that is more thoughtful, more critical of prevailing assumptions, more self-critical about their own work and its limitations, and more relevant to the aim of building knowledge for improved educational practice.

Deadline: Letters of Intent 6/12/2014




19-9 DoD Peer Reviewed Medical Research Program (DoD)

The Department of Defense Peer Reviewed Medical Research Program challenges the scientific and clinical communites to address one of the FY14 congressionally directed topic areas with original ideas that foster new directions in basic science and translational research; novel product development leading to improved therapeutic or diagnostic tools; or clinical trials that address and immediate clinical need. The FY14 PRMRP will solicit research applications for the following 25 topics areas: Acupuncture, Arthritis, Chronic Migraine and Post-Traumatic Headaches, Congenital Heart Disease, DNA Vaccine Technology for Postexposure Prophylaxis, Dystonia, Epilepsy, Food Allergies, Fragile X Syndrome, Hereditary Angioedema, Illnesses Related to Radiation Exposure, Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Interstitial Cystitis, Lupus, Malaria, Metabolic Disease, Neuroprosthetics, Pancreatitis, Polycystic Kidney Disease, Post-Traumatic Osteoarthritis, Psychotropic Medications, Respiratory Health, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Segmental Bone Defects, and Tinnitus.

Deadline: Preproposals 6/20/2014

19-10 Cancer Research Program Funds New Topic Areas (DOD)

New areas of interest for the Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs Peer Reviewed Cancer Research Program are: 1) Cancers related to radiation exposure: Investigations into cancers related to radiation exposure should include research directed to improve the understanding of elevated cancer risk among military service members exposed to increased levels of ionizing radiation including: Modulation by host factors, occupational and environmental exposure, assessment of risk among active duty and Veterans, routes of exposure, and dose and risk estimates. 2) Myeloproliferative disorders: Studies within the scope of myeloproliferative disorders as defined by the National Cancer Institute will be accepted.

Deadline: Preapplications 6/10/2014

19-11 Behavioral Health and Performance (NASA)

he National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center (JSC) has released NASA Research Announcement (NRA) NNJ13ZSA002N-BMED, entitled Behavioral Health and Performance. This NRA solicits ground-based and analog proposals for the Behavioral Health and Performance (BHP) Element component of the Human Research Program (HRP). Proposals are solicited by the BHP Element in the areas of Neurobehavioral Conditions List for Characterizing Behavioral Health Risk for Exploration Missions, Standardized Behavioral Measures, and Evaluation of the Neurobehavioral Effects of a Dynamic Lighting System on the ISS. NNJ13ZSA002N

Deadline: Notices of Intent 6/16/2014; Proposals 7/15/2014




19-12 Fulbright-Hays Group Projects Abroad Program: Short Term Projects (ED)

The Fulbright-Hays Group Projects Abroad Program supports overseas projects in training, research, and curriculum development in modern foreign languages and area studies for groups of teachers, students, and faculty engaged in a common endeavor. Short-term projects may include seminars, curriculum development, or group research or study. ED-GRANTS-051914-001 (GG 5/19/14)

Deadline: 6/24/2014




19-13 Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad (DDRA) Fellowship Program (DoE)

The Fulbright-Hays DDRA Fellowship Program provides opportunities to doctoral candidates to engage in full-time dissertation research abroad in modern foreign languages and area studies. The program is designed to contribute to the development and improvement of the study of modern foreign languages and area studies in the United States. ED-GRANTS-051914-002 (GG 5/19/14)

Deadline: 6/24/2014