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Office of Research & Sponsored Programs

Funding Bulletin, Volume 23, Number 23
June 20, 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 23-9, 23-11) 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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23-1 Fellowships to Assist Research and Artistic Creation (Guggenheim)

The John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation provides fellowships for advanced professionals in all fields-- including the natural sciences, social sciences, humanities, and creative arts-- except the performing arts. Often characterized as midcareer awards, the fellowships are intended for individuals who have already demonstrated exceptional capacity for productive scholarship or exceptional creative ability in the arts. The program seeks to further the development of scholars and artists by helping them engage in research in any field of knowledge and creation in any of the arts, under the freest possible conditions. (PND 5/2/14)

Deadline: 9/19/2014

23-2 Career Awards at the Scientific Interface (BWF)

BWF's Career Awards at the Scientific Interface (CASI) provide $500,000 over five years to bridge advanced postdoctoral training and the first three years of faculty service. These awards are intended to foster the early career development of researchers who have transitioned or are transitioning from undergraduate and/or graduate work in the physical/mathematical/computational sciences or engineering into postdoctoral work in the biological sciences, and who are dedicated to pursuing a career in academic research. Scientific advances such as genomics, quantitative structural biology, imaging techniques, and modeling of complex systems have created opportunities for exciting research careers at the interface between the physical/computational sciences and the biological sciences. Recognizing the vital role such cross-trained scientists will play in furthering biomedical science, the Burroughs Wellcome Fund has developed the Career Awards at the Scientific Interface.

Deadline: Preproposal 9/1/2014



23-3 Media Projects (NEH)

Media Projects grants support the following formats: film and television projects; and radio projects. Film and television projects may be single programs or a series addressing significant figures, events, or ideas. Programs must be intended for national distribution. The Division of Public Programs welcomes projects ranging in length from short-form to broadcast-length video. Radio projects may involve single programs, limited series, or segments within an ongoing program. They may also develop new humanities content to augment existing radio programming or add greater historical background or humanities analysis to the subjects of existing programs. They may be intended for regional or national distribution. 20140813-TD (GG 6/11/14)

Deadline: 8/13/2014

23-4 Museums, Libraries, and Cultural Organizations (NEH)

Museums, Libraries, and Cultural Organizations grants provide support for museums, libraries, historic places, and other organizations that produce public programs in the humanities. Grants support the following formats: exhibitions at museums, libraries, and other venues; interpretations of historic places, sites, or regions; and book/film discussion programs; living history presentations; and other face-to-face programs at libraries, community centers, and other public venues. NEH encourages projects that explore humanities ideas through multiple formats. 20140813-GE (GG 6/16/2014)

Deadline: 8/13/2014



23-5 Innovative Approaches to Literacy (IAL) Program (ED)

The IAL program supports high-quality programs designed to develop and improve literacy skills for children and students from birth through 12th grade in high-need local educational agencies. The Department of Education intends to support innovative programs that promote early literacy for young children, motivate older children to read, and increase student achievement by using school libraries as partners to improve literacy, distributing free books to children and families, and offering high-quality literacy activities. ED-GRANTS-061714-001 (GG 6/17/2014)

Deadline: 7/17/2014



23-6 Dear Colleague Letter: Cybersecurity Education EAGERs - Pushing the Dimensions of the Domain (NSF)

The National Science Foundation (NSF) is announcing its intention to fund a small number of Early Concept Grants for Exploratory Research (EAGERs) to encourage advances in cybersecurity education, an area supported by the Foundation's Secure and Trustworthy Cyberspace (SaTC). EAGER is a mechanism for supporting exploratory work in its early stages on untested, but potentially transformative, research ideas or approaches. This work may be considered especially "high risk - high payoff" in the sense that it, for example, involves radically different approaches, applies new expertise, or engages novel disciplinary or interdisciplinary perspectives. In particular, with this Dear Colleague Letter (DCL), we wish to alert you that we are interested in using the EAGER mechanism to encourage new collaborations between the cybersecurity research and computing education research communities. The proposed research should fit the Cybersecurity Education (EDU) perspective within the SaTC solicitation. NSF 14-075

Deadline: Summaries 8/1/2014

23-7 Partnerships for Innovation: Accelerating Innovation Research-Technology Translation (PFI: AIR-TT) (NSF)

The NSF Partnerships for Innovation (PFI) program within the Division of Industrial Innovation and Partnerships (IIP) is an umbrella for two complementary subprograms, Accelerating Innovation Research (AIR) and Building Innovation Capacity (BIC). Overall, the PFI program offers opportunities to connect new knowledge to societal benefit through translational research efforts and/or partnerships that encourage, enhance and accelerate innovation and entrepreneurship. The subject of this solicitation is PFI: AIR-Technology Translation (PFI: AIR-TT). The PFI: AIR-TT solicitation serves as an early opportunity to move previously NSF-funded research results with promising commercial potential along the path toward commercialization. NSF 14-569 (GG 6/3/2014)

Deadline: Letters of Intent 9/2/2014, 3/13/2015; Proposals 10/2/2014, 4/14/2015



23-8 Innovative Approaches for the Identification of Mitochondria-Cell Signaling Networks in Response to Environmental Stress (NIH)

This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) supports the development of technologies and experimental models to more precisely track signaling between the mitochondria and other cellular processes under environmental stress conditions, including mitochondrial-nuclear signaling with respect to epigenetic regulation, DNA damage response, or response to oxidative stress. This FOA uses the R21/R33 Phased Innovation Award mechanism to develop new technologies and experimental models to elucidate mitochondrial-cell signaling. RFA-ES-14-006 (NIHG 6/13/14)

Deadline: Letters of Intent 8/15/2014, Applications 9/15/2014

23-9 Superfund Hazardous Substance Research and Training Program (P42) (NIH) (HHS)

The National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) is announcing the continuation of the Superfund Hazardous Substance Research and Training Program, referred to as Superfund Research Program (SRP) Centers. SRP Center grants will support problem-based, solution-oriented research Centers that consist of multiple, integrated projects representing both the biomedical and environmental science and engineering disciplines; as well as cores tasked with administrative, community engagement, research translation, training, and research support functions. Only one application per institution is allowed. RFA-ES-14-007 (NIHG 6/13/14)

Deadline: Internal 7/3/2014; Letters of Intent 8/3/2014; Applications 9/3/2014

23-10 Recognition Grants (KHF)

Recognition Grants expand the Kansas Health Foundation's support to a broad range of organizations throughout the state. While the majority of the Foundation's funding is through invited proposals, the Recognition Grants program is designed to fund unsolicited requests. It is targeted for organizations and agencies proposing meaningful and charitable projects that fit within the Foundation's mission of improving the health of all Kansans. In addition to supporting projects, the Foundation also seeks to support initiatives that focus on promoting policy, systems and environmental (PSE) transformations that support health.

Deadline: 9/15/2014, 3/15/2015

23-11 Investigators in the Pathogenesis of Infectious Disease (BWF)

The goal of the program is to provide opportunities for accomplished investigators still early in their careers to study what happens at the points where human and microbial systems connect. The program supports research that sheds light on the fundamentals that affect the outcomes of this encounter: how colonization, infection, commensalism and other relationships play out at levels ranging from molecular interactions to systemic ones. Studies supported by the program may have their roots in pathogen or host biology but the focus of the work should be on the interplay of host and microbe. Research on under-studied infectious diseases, including pathogenic fungi, protozoan and metazoan diseases, and emerging infections is especially of interest. In addition, excellent animal models of human disease, including work done in veterinary research settings, are within the program's scope. A U.S. or Canadian institution-- including its medical school, graduate schools, and all affiliated hospitals and research institutes--may nominate up to two candidates. To encourage applications from veterinarians, institutions that nominate a researcher who holds the D.V.M. will be allowed three nominations.

Deadline: Internal 9/3/2014; Applications 11/3/2014



23-12 Early Head Start Expansion and EHS-Child Care Partnership Grants (ACF)

The Administration for Children and Families (ACF) announces the availability of approximately $500 million to be competitively awarded for the purpose of expanding access to high-quality, comprehensive services to low-income infants and toddlers and their families through Early Head Start-Child Care (EHS-CC) Partnerships, or through the expansion of Early Head Start services. ACF solicits applications from public entities, including states, or private non-profit organizations, including community-based or faith-based organizations, or for-profit agencies that meet eligibility for applying as stated in section 645A of the Head Start Act. HHS-2015-ACF-OHS-HP-0814 (GG 6/6/2014)

Deadline: 8/20/2014

23-13 NIMH Biobehavioral Research Awards for Innovative New Scientists (NIMH BRAINS) (R01) (NIH)

The NIMH Biobehavioral Research Awards for Innovative New Scientists (BRAINS) award is intended to support the research and research career development of outstanding, exceptionally productive scientists who are in the early, formative stages of their careers and who plan to make a long term career commitment to research in specific mission areas of the NIMH. This award seeks to assist these individuals in launching an innovative clinical, translational, basic or services research program that holds the potential to profoundly transform the understanding, diagnosis, treatment, or prevention of mental disorders. RFA-MH-15-600 (NIHG 6/13/14)

Deadline: Letters of Intent 9/23/2014, Applications 10/23/2014, 10/23/2015