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Office of Research & Sponsored Programs

Funding Bulletin, Volume 23, Number 25
July 3, 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 NOTICE - The Funding Bulletin is available via email. To be added to the electronic mailing list, send an email message to: listserv@listserv.ksu.edu Leave the subject line blank. In the message area, type: sub fundingbulletin.


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 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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25-1 Sloan Research Fellowships (Sloan)

The Sloan Research Fellowships seek to stimulate fundamental research by early-career scientists and scholars of outstanding promise. These two-year fellowships are awarded yearly to 126 researchers in recognition of distinguished performance and a unique potential to make substantial contributions to their field. Candidates must hold a tenure track (or equivalent) position at a college, university, or other degree-granting institution in the United States or Canada. Tenure track faculty positions at the candidate's institution must include a yearly teaching requirement. Candidates must hold a Ph.D. (or equivalent) in chemistry, computational or evolutionary molecular biology, computer science, economics, mathematics, neuroscience, ocean sciences, physics, or a related field. (TGA 6/14)
URL: http://www.sloan.org/sloan-research-fellowships/
Deadline: 9/15/2014

25-2 FY14 Acquisition Research Program (DOD)

The Government is interested in stimulating and supporting scholarly research in academic disciplines that bear on public policy and management in the field of government acquisition. These include economics, finance, financial management, information systems, organization theory, operations management, human resources management, risk management, and marketing, as well as the traditional acquisition areas such as contracting, program/project management, logistics, test and evaluation and systems engineering management. The ARP primarily supports scholarly research through assistance vehicles that will benefit the general public and/or private sector to a larger extent than any direct benefits that may be gained by the Department of Defense (DOD). Studies of government processes, systems, or policies should focus on expanding the body of knowledge, theory and/or research methodologies that are also relevant to processes, systems, or policies outside the DOD. NPS-BAA-14-002 (GG 5/5/2014)
URL: http://www.nps.edu/research/workingwithnps.html
Deadline: 9/30/2014




25-3 Collaborative Research Fellowships (ACLS)

The aim of this fellowship program is to offer small teams of two or more scholars the opportunity to collaborate intensively on a single, substantive project. The fellowship supports projects that aim to produce a tangible research product (such as joint print or web publications) for which two or more collaborators will take credit. (TGA 6/14)
URL: http://www.acls.org/programs/collaborative/
Deadline: 9/24/2014

25-4 Grammy Foundation Music Research and Preservation Projects (Grammy)

The research projects grant program awards funding of up to $20,000 to organizations and individuals working to research the impact of music on the human condition. Examples include the study of the effects of music on mood, cognition, and healing; the medical and occupational well-being of music professionals; and the creative process underlying music. The archiving and preservation projects grant program awards grants to organizations and individuals in support of efforts that advance the archiving and preservation of the music and recorded sound heritage of the Americas. (PND 6/6/14)
URL: http://www.grammy.org/grammy-foundation/grants
Deadline: Letters of Inquiry 10/1/2014

25-5 NEH/DFG Bilateral Digital Humanities Program (NEH)

The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) in the United States and the German Research Foundation (Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft e.V., DFG) are working together to offer support for projects that contribute to developing and implementing digital infrastructures and services for humanities research. In order to encourage new approaches and develop innovative methods in any field of the humanities, these grants provide funding for up to three years in any of the following areas: developing innovative methods--as well as standards and best practices--for building and merging digital collections that are significant and of major current interest, for use in humanities research; developing and implementing generic tools, methods, and techniques for accessing and processing digital resources relevant to humanities research; creating new digital modes of scholarly communication and publishing that facilitate international cooperation and dissemination of humanities scholarship; and developing models for effectively managing digital data generated in humanities research projects (for example, texts, audio files, photographs, 3D objects) and exemplifying those models in case studies. Collaboration between U.S. and German partners is a key requirement for this grant category. Each application must be sponsored by at least one eligible German individual or institution, and at least one U.S. institution and there must be a project director from each country. 20140925-HG (GG 3/31/14)
URL: http://www.neh.gov/grants/odh/nehdfg-bilateral-digital-humanities-program
Deadline: 9/25/2014



25-6 Presidential Awards for Excellence in Science, Mathematics and Engineering Mentoring (PAESMEM) (NSF)

The Presidential Awards for Excellence in Science, Mathematics and Engineering Mentoring (PAESMEM) is a Presidential award established by the White House in 1995. The PAESMEM program is administered by the National Science Foundation (NSF) on behalf of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy. PAESMEM recognizes individuals for their mentoring of persons from underrepresented racial and ethnic groups, women, persons with disabilities, persons from disadvantaged socioeconomic backgrounds, and early career scientists and engineers. Nominations, including self-nominations, are invited for Individual and Organizational PAESMEM awards. Individuals and organizations in all public and private sectors are eligible including industry, academia, K-12, military and government, non-profit organizations, and foundations. Nominations are encouraged from all geographical regions in the U.S. including, its territories and particularly jurisdictions designated by Congress under NSF's Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (EPSCoR). Multiple programs or individuals from the same institution may be nominated. However each program or individual may be nominated only once in a competition. NSF-14-567
URL: http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2014/nsf14567/nsf14567.htm
Deadline: 10/3/2014

25-7 Computer and Information Science and Engineering (CISE) Research Initiation Initiative (CRII) (NSF)

With the goal of encouraging research independence immediately upon obtaining one's first academic position after receipt of the PhD, the Directorate for Computer and Information Science and Engineering (CISE) will award grants to initiate the course of one's independent research. Understanding the critical role of establishing that independence early in one's career, it is expected that funds will be used to support untenured faculty or research scientists (or equivalent) in their first two years in an academic position after the PhD. One may not yet have received any other grants in the Principal Investigator (PI) role from any institution or agency, including from the CAREER program or any other award post-PhD. Serving as co-PI, Senior Personnel, Post-doctoral Fellow, or other Fellow does not count against this eligibility rule. It is expected that these funds will allow the new CISE Research Initiation Initiative PI to support one or more graduate students for up to two years. NSF 14-562
URL: http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2014/nsf14562/nsf14562.htm
Deadline: 9/24/2014



25-8 Outstanding Investigator Award (R35) (NIH)

This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) invites grant applications for the Outstanding Investigator Award (R35) in any area of cancer research. The objective of the National Cancer Institute (NCI) Outstanding Investigator Award (OIA) is to provide long-term support to experienced investigators with outstanding records of cancer research productivity who propose to conduct exceptional research. The OIA is intended to allow investigators the opportunity to take greater risks, be more adventurous in their lines of inquiry, or take the time to develop new techniques. The OIA would allow an Institution to submit an application nominating an established Program Director/Principal Investigator (PD/PI) for a 7-year grant. PAR-14-267 (NIHG 6/27/14)
URL: https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-14-267.html
Deadline: Letters of Intent 9/20/2014, Applications 10/20/2014

25-9 Methods Development in Natural Products Chemistry (STTR) (R41) (NIH)

This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) solicits Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) grant applications from small business concerns (SBCs) to address problems associated with the methods of collection, bioassay, isolation, purification, de-replication, yield, and supply that hamper the full utilization of natural products. RFA-AT-15-002 (NIHG 6/27/14)
URL: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-AT-15-002.html
Deadline: Letters of Intent 8/10/2014, Applications 9/10/2014

25-10 DoD Prostate Cancer Idea Development Award (DoD)

The Idea Development Award supports new ideas that represent innovative approaches to prostate cancer research and have the potential to make an important contribution to the PCRP mission. Although groundbreaking research often involves a degree of risk, applications should be based on a sound scientific rationale that is established through logical reasoning and/or critical review and analysis of the literature. Due to this award's emphasis on innovation, the presentation of preliminary data relevant to prostate cancer and the proposed project is encouraged but not required. Research deemed innovative may represent a new paradigm, challenge current paradigms, look at existing problems from new perspectives, or exhibit other highly creative qualities. Research that is an incremental advance upon published data is not considered innovative. The PCRP seeks applications from investigators from a wide spectrum of disciplines including, but not limited to, basic science, engineering, bioinformatics, population science, translational research, and clinical research. In addition, applicants are expected to address at least one of the PCRP focus areas and are highly encouraged to address one of the PCRP overarching challenges. W81XWH-14-PCRP-IDA (GG 5/6/14) URL: http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=254793
Deadline: 9/24/2014



25-11 Methodology, Measurement, and Statistics (MMS) (NSF)

The Methodology, Measurement, and Statistics (MMS) Program is an interdisciplinary program in the Directorate for Social, Behavioral, and Economic Sciences that supports the development of innovative, analytical, and statistical methods and models for those sciences. MMS seeks proposals that are methodologically innovative, grounded in theory, and have potential utility for multiple fields within the social and behavioral sciences. As part of its larger portfolio, the MMS Program partners with a consortium of federal statistical agencies to support research proposals that further the development of new and innovative approaches to surveys and to the analysis of survey data. NSF 14-574
URL: http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2014/nsf14574/nsf14574.htm
Deadline: 9/2/2014, 1/20/2015



25-12 Marshall Sherfield Fellowships (Marshall) The Marshall Aid Commemoration Commission will be offering one post-doctoral Marshall Sherfield Fellowship in 2015. The first such Fellowships were awarded in 1998 to mark the 50th anniversary of the Marshall Plan. The Fellowships, which are funded by the Marshall Sherfield Fellowship Foundation, and administered by the Marshall Commission, enable American scientists or engineers to undertake post-doctoral research for a period of one to two academic years at a British university or research institute. The aim of the Marshall Sherfield Fellowships is to introduce American scientists and engineers to the cutting edge of UK science and engineering. It is intended that this in turn will build longer-term contacts and international links between the United Kingdom and the United States in key scientific areas.
URL: http://www.marshallscholarship.org
Deadline: 10/10/2014