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Office of Research & Sponsored Programs

Funding Bulletin, Volume 23, Number 20
June 6, 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 21-1) 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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21-1 NSF Announcement--Award Abstract and Titles (NSF)

To address transparency and public good accountability issues, NSF is requiring that your proposal award title and abstract clearly describe the public justification for your research award. The abstract must contain both a non-technical and a technical description of your work, which may include merit and broadening impacts.




21-2 ADVANCE: Increasing the Participation and Advancement of Women in Academic Science and Engineering Careers (ADVANCE) (NSF)

The goals of the ADVANCE program are 1) to develop systemic approaches to increase the representation and advancement of women in academic STEM careers; 2) to develop innovative and sustainable ways to promote gender equity in the STEM academic workforce; and 3) to contribute to the development of a more diverse science and engineering workforce. ADVANCE also has as its goal to contribute to and inform the general knowledge base on gender equity in the academic STEM disciplines. There are three tracks with distinct purposes: the Institutional Transformation (IT) track; the Institutional Transformation Catalyst (IT Catalyst) track; and the Partnerships for Learning and Adaptation Networks (PLAN) track. There is a limit of one proposal per eligible organization for Institutional Transformation and Institutional Transformation Catalyst Awards. NSF 14-573 (GG 6/3/2014)

Deadline: Internal 8/15/2014; Letters of Intent 8/11/2014, 8/20/2014

21-3 Pilot/Feasibility Projects for Agricultural Health (GPCAH)

The Great Plains Center for Agricultural Health (GPCAH) is pleased to announce a new round of applications for its small grants program. Proposals can be from two areas: Academic research pilot grant projects: The goal of the academic research pilot grant program is to create new agricultural safety and health knowledge and to assess and promote best safety and health practices. Academic research projects are typically submitted by students, staff, and faculty of academic institutions. Basic and applied research projects from academic institutions will be judged for scientific merit and compared only to other projects from academic applicants. Community-based pilot grant projects: The goal of community-based pilot grant projects is to enhance capacity to deliver evidence-based agricultural health programs. Community-based projects are typically submitted by staff employed by non-profit community entities delivering agricultural safety and health programs. Community-based projects will be judged for feasibility and potential impact compared to other projects from community based groups.

Deadline: 8/1/2014

21-4 NIMHD Social, Behavioral, Health Services, and Policy Research on Minority Health and Health Disparities (R01) (NIH)

The purpose of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to solicit innovative social, behavioral, health services, and policy research that can directly and demonstrably contribute to the elimination of health disparities. Projects may involve primary data collection or secondary analysis of existing datasets. Projects that examine understudied health conditions; examine the effectiveness of interventions, services, or policies for multiple health disparity populations; and/or directly measure the impact of project activities on levels of health disparities are particularly encouraged. RFA-MD-14-004 (NIHG 5/9/14)

Deadline: Letters of Intent 7/28/2014; Applications 8/28/2014





21-5 Renewable Resource Extension Act - National Focus Fund Projects (USDA)

The purpose of the grant program for FY 2014 is to provide funds for pilot projects that: 1) Address emerging forest and rangeland resource issues, 2) Have national or regional relevancy, or 3) Develop new and innovative projects that can be replicated at other institutions. USDA-NIFA-OP-004541 (GG 6/4/14)

Deadline: 7/16/2014


21-6 Center for International Business Education (ED)

The purpose of the CIBE Program is to provide funding to institutions of higher education or consortia of such institutions for curriculum development, research, and training on issues of importance to U.S trade and competitiveness. Competitive preferences are: applications that propose to collaborate with one or more professional associations and/or businesses on activities designed to expand employment opportunities for international business students, such as internships and work-study opportunities, and applications that propose significant and sustained collaborative activities with one or more Minority-Serving Institutions (MSIs) and/or with one or more community colleges. These activities must be designed to incorporate international, intercultural, or global dimensions into the business curriculum of the MSI(s) and/or community college(s). ED-GRANTS-060314-001 (GG 6/3/2014)

Deadline: 7/3/2014





21-7 Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs (Partnership Grants) (ED)

The GEAR UP Program is a discretionary grant program that provides funding for academic and related support services to eligible low-income students, including students with disabilities, to help them obtain a secondary school diploma and to prepare for and succeed in postsecondary education. Services must include providing financial aid information, encouraging enrollment in challenging coursework in order to reduce the need for remediation at the postsecondary level, and implementing activities to improve the number of students who obtain a high school diploma and complete applications for and enroll in a program of postsecondary education. GEAR UP funds may also be used to provide a number of additional support services such as mentoring, tutoring, academic and career counseling, and exposure to college campuses. ED-GRANTS-060414-001 (GG 6/4/14)

Deadline: 7/7/2014

21-8 Undergraduate Research Education Program (UP) to Enhance Diversity in the Environmental Health Sciences (R25) (NIH)

The goal of this NIEHS undergraduate research education R25 program is to support educational activities that enhance the diversity of the biomedical, behavioral and clinical research workforce in the environmental health sciences. To this end, this funding opportunity announcement (FOA) encourages the development of creative educational activities with a primary focus on research experiences for undergraduates at the junior and senior level. RFA-ES-14-004 (NIHG 5/30/14)

Deadline: Letters of Intent 7/15/2014; Applications 8/15/2014

21-9 Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellowships Program (ED)

This notice invites applications for two separate competitions. The NRC Program provides grants to institutions of higher education and consortia of such institutions to establish, strengthen, and operate comprehensive and undergraduate foreign language and area or international studies centers to serve as national resources for a) teaching of any modern foreign language; b) instruction in fields needed to provide full understanding of areas, regions, or countries in which the modern foreign language is commonly used; c) research and training in international studies and international and foreign language aspects of professional and other fields of study; and d) instruction and research on issues in world affairs that concern one or more countries. The FLAS Program allocates academic year and summer fellowships to institutions of higher education and consortia of institutions of higher education to assist meritorious undergraduate and graduate students undergoing training in modern foreign languages and related area or international studies. ED-GRANTS-053014-002 (GG 5/30/14)

Deadline: 6/30/2014





21-10 Regional Surface Transportation Workforce Centers (DOT)

The Federal Highway Administration requests applications for assistance from all interested institutions of higher education to result in the award of five Cooperative Agreements to support the establishment of a Regional Surface Transportation Workforce Center in each of five geographic regions in the United States. The Centers' function will be to engage/facilitate partnerships with State Departments of Transportation, State Departments of Education, industry, and other public and private stakeholders throughout the transportation, education, labor communities, including workforce investment boards and related organizations and unions. DTFH6114RA00011 (GG 6/4/14)

Deadline: 7/10/2014

21-11 NSF/Intel Partnership on Cyber-Physical Systems Security and Privacy (NSF)

The national and economic security of the United States depends on the reliable function of critical infrastructure. An already-large and rapidly growing part of this infrastructure is being advanced through the integration of information and communication technologies (ICT), leading to cyber-physical systems (CPS). Advances in CPS will enable capability, adaptability, scalability, and usability that will far exceed the simple embedded systems of today. CPS technology will transform the way people interact with engineered systems--just as the Internet has transformed the way people interact with information. New smart CPS will drive innovation and competition in sectors such as food and agriculture, energy, different modes of transportation including air and automobiles, building design and automation, healthcare and medical implants, and advanced manufacturing. Cyber-physical systems are subject to threats stemming from increasing reliance on computer and communication technologies. The goal of this partnership between NSF and Intel is to foster novel, transformative, multidisciplinary approaches that ensure the security of current and emerging cyber-physical systems, taking into consideration the unique challenges present in this environment relative to other domains with cybersecurity concerns. NSF 14-571 (GG 5/30/14)

Deadline: Preliminary Proposals 7/29/2014; Proposals 10/28/2014





21-12 DoD Prostate Cancer Research (DoD)

The Prostate Cancer Research Program (PCRP) FY14 mission is to find and fund research that will lead to the eliminations of death from prostate cancer and enhance the well-being of men experiencing the impact of the disease. As such, the PCRP seeks to focus applications and direct funding by providing the following Overarching Challenges and Focus Areas to address critical needs in prostate cancer research and clinical management.

Deadline: 7/23/2014




21-13 U.S.-India Bilateral Collaborative Research Partnerships (CRP) on Diabetes Research (R21) (HHS)

This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) invites Exploratory/Developmental (R21) applications from United States funded institutions with an Indian institution partner to establish Collaborative Research Partnerships (CRP) to advance science and technology important to understanding, preventing, and treating diabetes and its complications. The U.S.-India Bilateral CRP Program is designed to develop collaborations between scientists and institutions in the United States and India to conduct high quality diabetes research of mutual interest and benefit to both countries while developing the basis for future institutional and individual scientific collaborations. RFA-DK-14-006 (NIHG 5/30/14)

Deadline: Letters of Intent 8/18/2014; Applications 9/18/2014