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Funding Bulletin, Volume 23, Number 20
May 30, 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 20-8, 20-10) 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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20-1 Development of an Integrated Mathematical Model for Comparative Characterization of Complex Molecules (U01) (NIH)

The goal of this project is to develop a mathematical algorithm or model to integrate in vitro chemical and biological characterization data to determine the degree of sufficiency of in vitro chemical and biological characterization assays, with respect to demonstrating similarity or sameness of the follow-on or generic version of macromolecules or complex drug substances to their reference products. The integrated mathematical and analytical approach developed in this project may help to determine the extent to which the preclinical and/or clinical studies will be needed for generic or follow-on version of drug products containing these complex molecules. RFA-FD-14-082 (NIHG 5/23/14)

Deadline: 6/30/2014


20-2 Air, Climate and Energy (ACE) Centers: Science Supporting Solutions (EPA)

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), as part of its Science to Achieve Results (STAR) program, is seeking applications for Air, Climate and Energy (ACE) Centers. EPA is interested in supporting research on the development of sound science to systematically inform policy makers at the state and local levels regarding the development of innovative approaches to enable effective implementation of air pollution control strategies to achieve the greatest public health benefits by reducing exposure to harmful air pollution. Priority research areas include: 1) 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; 2) 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 effects beyond topography and meteorology; 3) improving the ability to understand and project how these contributing factors and differences may change over the next one to several decades; and 4) 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 (GG 5/15/14)

  • URL: http://www.epa.gov/ncer/rfa/2014/2014-star-ace.html

Deadline: 9/4/2014


20-3 Susan Harwood Training Grant, FY 2014 (DOL)

The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL), Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is soliciting applications from nonprofit organizations for grants to provide training and educational programs for workers and/or employers. Grants are awarded to provide training and education programs for workers and employers on the recognition, avoidance, abatement, and prevention of safety and health hazards in the workplace, and to inform workers of their rights and employers of their responsibilities under Secter 21 of the Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSH Act). SHTG-FY-14-01 (GG 5/19/14)

Deadline: 6/30/2014


20-4 New Scholar Program (TEF)

The New Scholars Program from the Elsevier Foundation supports projects to help early- to mid-career women scientists balance family responsibilities with demanding academic careers. New Scholars seeks to actively address the attrition rate of talented women scientists caused by work-life balance issues. The Foundation provides one, two and three year grants to STEM institutions and organizations actively working towards a more equitable academia by: Encouraging networking and collaborations among institutions and/or across STEM disciplines in ways that support the challenges of faculty and staff with family responsibilities. Developing and implement strategies for advocacy and policy development to advance knowledge, awareness, and application of programs to retain, recruit and develop women in science. Enabling scientists to attend conferences, meetings, workshops and symposia that are critical to the development of a career in science by helping them with child care and other family responsibilities when attending scientific gatherings.

Deadline: Phase 1 6/17/2014


20-5 Sunflower Trails

The Sunflower Foundation: Heath Care for Kansas is pleased to release the 2014 Requests for Proposals (RFPs) for its Sunflower Trails program. Trail funding is available for: RFP #14-101-106- Community-Based New Trails or Trail Expansions.; RFP #14-101-107- Community-Based Existing Trail Enhancements; RFP #14-101-108- Community-Based Trail Connectors; and RFP #14-101-109- School-Based New Trails. All interested applicants should review the RFPs and then contact program officer Elizabeth Stewart at estewart@sunflowerfoundation.org or (785) 232-3000 or toll-free (866) 232-3020. After the initial conversation, the applicant will either be given a link to the online application, or provided with further guidance and instructions to increase application readiness.

Deadline: 7/9/2014





20-6 Teacher Quality Partnership Grant Program (ED)

The Teacher Quality Partnership (TQP) Grant Program aims to increase student achievement by improving the quality of new prospective teachers by enhancing the preparation of prospective teachers and the professional development activities for current teachers; holding teacher preparation programs at institutions of higher education (IHEs) accountable for preparing highly qualified teachers; and recruiting effective individuals, including minorities and individuals from other occupations, into the teaching force. The TQP Grant Program supports partnerships among IHEs, high-need local educational agencies, and high-need schools served by such LEAs or high-need early childhood education (ECE) programs. These partnerships must implement a) teacher preparation programs at the pre-baccalaureate or "fifth-year" level that include specific reforms in IHEs' existing teacher preparation programs; b) teacher residency programs for individuals with strong academic or professional backgrounds but without teaching experience; or c) both. In this competition, we are especially interested in supporting partnership programs that prepare teachers to teach subjects in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). ED-GRANTS-052814-001 (GG 5/28/14)

Deadline: 7/14/2014





20-7 Breast Cancer Research Funding

Opportunities are for: 1) Career Catalyst Research (CCR) Grants: open to junior faculty members working at academic institutions who have no more than six years of experience within their faculty appointment. CCR grants provide support for hypothesis-driven research projects that have significant potential to advance our understanding of breast cancer, lead to reductions in breast cancer incidence and/or mortality, and move us toward the goal of a world without breast cancer. 2) Postdoctoral Fellowships (PDF): Applications are open to postdoctoral fellows who have completed their doctoral degree and are at academic institutions, no more than 3 years after the date of their degree confirmation, or 5 years after completion of their residency (for physicians).

  • URL: http://www.komen.org/RFA

Deadline: Preapplications 7/17/2014


20-8 Nutrition Obesity Research Centers (NORCs) (P30) (NIH)

This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) invites applications from institutions/organizations that propose to establish core centers that are part of an integrated and existing program of nutrition and/or obesity research. The Nutrition Obesity Research Centers (NORC) program is designed to support and enhance the national research effort in nutrition and obesity. NORCs support three primary research-related activities: Research Core services, a Pilot and Feasibility (P and F) program, and an Enrichment program. Only one application per institution is allowed. RFA-DK-14-002 (NIHG 5/23/14)

  • URL: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-DK-14-002.html

Deadline: Internal 8/25/2014; Letters of Intent 10/25/2014; Applications 11/25/2014


20-9 Canine Cancer Research (NCCF)

The National Canine Cancer Foundation is inviting Letters of Intent from eligible investigators for original research on canine cancer. The grant program is designed to accelerate discovery of new, effective strategies for cancer prevention, detection, prognosis, and treatment in canines. Grants will be awarded in support of projects that have the potential to transform our understanding and approach to canine cancer. Priority will be given to high risk/high reward applications from new and established investigators who are unlikely to receive support from other agencies. (PND 5/23/14)

Deadline: Letters of Intent 6/30/2014


20-10 Collections in Support of Biological Research (CSBR) (NSF)

The Collections in Support of Biological Research (CSBR) Program provides funds: 1) for improvements to secure, improve, and organize collections that are significant to the NSF BIO-funded research community; 2) to secure collections-related data for sustained, accurate, and efficient accessibility of the collection to the biological research community; and 3) to transfer collection ownership responsibilities. The CSBR program provides for enhancements that secure and improve existing collections, result in accessible digitized specimen-related data, and develop better methods for specimen curation and collection management. Requests should demonstrate a clear and urgent need to secure the collection, and the proposed activities should address that need. Biological collections supported include established living stock/culture collections, vouchered non-living natural history collections, and jointly-curated ancillary collections such as preserved tissues and DNA libraries. In a single round of the CSBR competition, only one proposal may be submitted from any individual collection within an organization. One organization may not submit more than three proposals to any one CSBR competition. NSF 14-564

Deadline: Internal 6/11/2014; Proposals 8/11/2014, 7/13/2015




20-11 International Research Collaboration Award (IRCA) (SU)

The University of Sydney International Research Collaboration Awards are offered to researchers of high standing at any stage of their career to share and disseminate new and original ideas and/or techniques, initiate and undertake collaborative research and facilitate interaction and training of University staff and students. Awards are for short term research visits from 3 to 8 weeks to any Faculty, School or Department. Awardees are expected to make a substantial contribution to the academic life of the University and proposals that have a particular benefit for early career researchers will be especially favoured. Applicants and their University of Sydney host researcher must have an outstanding track record relative to opportunity. Successful applicants will be based full-time at the University for the duration of the Award. Applications from returning expatriates are especially encouraged.

Deadline: Applications 6/20/2014




20-12 Secondary Analyses of Strengthening Families Datasets (ACF)

The Office of Planning Research and Evaluation (OPRE) within the Administration for Children and Families (ACF) in the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) plans to solicit applications for Secondary Analysis of Strengthening Families Data grants. The cooperative agreements will fund research to conduct secondary data analysis of the Building Strong Families (BSF), Supporting Healthy Marriage (SHM), and Community Healthy Marriage Initiative (CHMI) datasets. Successful applicants will demonstrate a familiarity with the proposed data for their analysis and an adequate understanding of the variables, sampling, methodology, etc. used to construct the dataset necessary for completion of the work proposed in the application. Proposed research should address topics relevant to strengthening families to improve the lives of children and parents and promote economic stability. HHS_2014_ACF-OPRE-PD-0802 (GG 51514)

Deadline: 7/16/2014