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Office of Research & Sponsored Programs

Funding Bulletin, Volume 23, Number 22
June 13, 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 22-5, 22-8) 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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22-1 Institutional Grants for Youth and Science Education (TGA)

The Foundation's mission is to help meet the needs of American society in the areas of youth and scientific education by awarding grants to nonprofits, while strategically assisting communities in deriving long-term benefits. The American Honda Foundation engages in grant making that reflects the basic tenets, beliefs and philosophies of Honda companies, which are characterized by the following qualities: imaginative, creative, youthful, forward-thinking, scientific, humanistic and innovative. The Foundation supports youth education with a specific focus on the STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) subjects in addition to the environment. (TGA 5/14)

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



22-2 Sun Grant Program (USDA)

NIFA requests applications for the Sun Grant Program (SGP) for fiscal year (FR) 2014 to enhance national energy security through the development, distribution, and implementation of biobased energy technologies; to promote diversification in, and the environmental sustainability of, agricultural production in the United States through biobased energy and product technologies; to promote economic diversification in rural areas of the United States through biobased energy and product technologies; to enhance the efficiency of bioenergy and biomass research and development programs through improved coordination and collaboration among the Department of Agriculture, other appropriate Federal agencies (as determined by the Secretary), and Land Grant Institutions. USDA-NIFA-SGP-004543 (GG 6/9/2014)

Deadline: 7/9/2014

22-3 Alfalfa and Forage Research Program (USDA)

Alfalfa and Forage Research Program (AFRP) will support the development of improved alfalfa forage and seed production systems. Proposals submitted to AFRP in FY 2014 should address one or more of the following priorities: 1) Improving alfalfa forage and seed yield through better nutrient, water and/or pest management; 2) Improving persistence of alfalfa stands by lessening biotic or abiotic stresses; 3) Improving alfalfa forage and seed harvesting and storage systems to optimize economic returns; 4) Improving estimates of alfalfa forage quality as an animal feed to increase forage usage in animal feeds; and 5) Breeding to address biotic and abiotic stresses that impact forage yield and persistence and the production of seed for propogation. USDA-NIFA-OP-00536 (GG 6/6/2014)

Deadline: 7/7/2014



22-4 Fuel Cell Technologies Incubator- Innovations in Fuel Cell and Hydrogen Fuel Technologies (DOE)

Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) is issuing Incubator Funding Opportunity Announcements (FOAs) within its existing Offices and programs to support innovative technologies and solutions that could help meet existing goals but are not represented in a significant way in the Offices' existing Multi-Year Program Plans (MYPPs) or current portfolios. The Incubator programs will allow EERE to assess new technologies for their potential to be on ramped to future MYPPs. Successful incubator projects will reduce the risk associated with potentially breakthrough approaches and technologies so that they could be viable candidates for inclusion in future program roadmaps. DE-FOA-0000966 (GG 6/5/2014)

Deadline: Concept Papers 7/7/2014; Applications 9/3/2014

22-5 Theory Institute in Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics (NSF)

The Theory Institute in Atomic, Molecular and Optical (AMO) Physics will be a center to advance theoretical AMO physics and lead in motivating and explaining new experimental work in AMO and other areas of science. The goal of this institute is to foster cutting edge research, serve as a focus for theoretical AMO science, and to enhance the visibility of the field. It will bring together diverse groups both inside and outside of the AMO community to promote connections leading to frontier science, while fostering a vibrant environment at all levels from student to senior investigator. Funding for the institute is designed to foster major breakthroughs at the intellectual frontier of AMO physics by providing resources beyond those available to individual investigators or small groups, in an environment in which the collective efforts of the larger group can be shown to be seminal to promoting significant progress in the science and the education of students. No more than one proposal may be submitted by any one institution. NSF 14-570

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

22-6 Cottrell Scholars Awards (TGA)

Started in 1994, the Cottrell Scholar Award Program (CSA) funds early career faculty in the physical sciences and related fields who are committed to excellence in both research and undergraduate teaching at U.S. research universities. The premise is that the right combination of high-caliber research, integrated with modern, interactive educational tools, creates the perfect environment for scientific breakthroughs and outstanding learning outcomes for the next generation of U.S. scientists. The main goal of the CSA program is to advance scientific research and education through promotion of the teacher/scholar model at research universities. Eligible applicants are tenure-track faculty members at U.S. institutions whose primary appointment is in a Bachelor's and Ph.D.-granting department of astronomy, biochemistry, biophysics, chemistry, or physics, but not in a school of medicine or engineering. For the 2014 proposal cycle, eligibility is limited to faculty members who started their first tenure-track position anytime in calendar year 2011. (TGA 5/14)

Deadline: 8/15/2014

22-7 Postdoctoral Program in Environmental Chemistry (TGA)

The Camille and Henry Dreyfus Foundation seeks to further the development of scientific leadership in the field of environmental chemistry with a postdoctoral fellowship program. The Postdoctoral Program in Environmental Chemistry is open to all academic and other not-for-profit organizations in the States, Districts, and Territories of the United States of America. Applications are accepted from principal investigators who have well-established research efforts in environmental science or engineering. These research activities need not be located in traditional departments in the chemical sciences, and collaboration across departments and institutions is encouraged. Applications most likely to be of interest should describe innovative fundamental research in the chemical sciences or engineering related to the environment. Examples include but are not limited to the chemistry associated with: the climate, the atmosphere, aquatic or marine settings, toxicology, soil or groundwater. (TGA 5/14)

Deadline: 8/11/2014



22-8 Developing and Improving Institutional Animal Resources (G20) (HHS)

This FOA encourages applications from biomedical research institutions to seek funding to modernize and improve individual animal research facilities. Support can also be requested to upgrade animal care equipment in the facility. It is expected that all award funds will be expeditiously expended and that applicants will consider the use of sustainable technologies and design approaches. Only one application per institution is allowed. PAR-14-251 (GG 6/6/14)

Deadline: Internal 6/26/2014; Applications 8/1/2014, 8/3/2015

22-9 Research Projects to Enhance Applicability of Mouse Models for Translational Research (R01) (NIH)

The purpose of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to invite applications for projects to expand and improve the utility of mouse cancer and tumor models for translational research. Applications to this FOA could propose to overcome limitations of mouse and human-in-mouse oncology models, define a new translational use of models or mouse genetics for unmet needs, advance standard practices for modeling human cancers and tumors in mice and for validating and credentialing models, or develop widely applicable tool strains or resources that enable cross-species comparisons. PAR-14-241 (NIHG 5/30/14)

Deadline: 8/3/2014

22-10 Opportunities for Promoting Understanding through Synthesis (OPUS) (NSF)

All four clusters within the Division of Environmental Biology (Population and Community Ecology, Ecosystem Science, Evolutionary Processes, and Systematics and Biodiversity Science) encourage the submission of proposals aimed at synthesizing a body of related research projects conducted by a single individual or a group of investigators over an extended period. In cases where multiple scientists have worked collaboratively, an OPUS award will provide support for collaboration on a synthesis. NSF 14-559

Deadline: 8/1/2014

22-11 NIDCD Research on Hearing Health Care (R01) (NIH)

This FOA encourages Research Project Grant (R01) applications from institutions/organizations to support research leading to accessible and affordable hearing health care (HHC). The overarching emphasis is on the acquisition of knowledge that can be rapidly translated into new or enhanced approaches for access, assessment or interventions with a goal to delivering better hearing health care outcomes. Applications should seek quality approaches that are effective, affordable and deliverable to those who need them as well as implementable and sustainable in settings beyond the research environment. PA-14-091 (NIHG 2/7/14)

Deadline: 6/5/2014, 10/5/2014, 2/5/2014



22-12 Undergraduate International Studies and Foreign Language Program (ED)

The UISFL Program provides grants for planning, developing, and carrying out programs to strengthen and improve undergraduate instruction in international studies and foreign languages in the United States. ED-GRANTS-061114-001 (GG 6/11/2014)

Deadline: 7/28/2014



22-13 Family Strengthening Scholars (ACF)

The Administration for Child and Families, plans to solicit applications for the Family Strengthening Research Scholars grants to support dissertation research on healthy marriage/responsible fatherhood policy issues (HMRF). These grants are meant to build capacity in the research field to focus research on questions that have direct implications for HMRF policy decision-making and program administration, and to foster mentoring relationships between faculty members and high-quality doctoral students. HHS-2014-ACF-OPRE-PD-0804 (GG 5/23/14)

Deadline: 7/22/2014

22-14 Geography and Spatial Sciences Program - Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Awards (GSS-DDRI) (NSF)

The Geography and Spatial Sciences Program sponsors research on the geographic distributions and interactions of human, physical, and biotic systems on Earth. Investigators are encouraged to propose plans for research about the nature, causes, and consequences of human activity and natural environmental processes across a range of scales. Projects on a variety of topics qualify for support if they offer promise of contributing to scholarship by enhancing geographical knowledge, concepts, theories, methods, and their application to societal problems and concerns. NSF 14-538

Deadline: 8/14/2014, 2/12/2015