Funding Bulletin - June 30, 2006 (Vol. 15, No. 24)

Program Information

To receive program descriptions and application forms for funding opportunities, please contact Beverly Page, Information Specialist, Research and Sponsored Programs, phone: (785)532-5045, e-mail: bbpage@ksu.edu

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 Provost 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:

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GENERAL

24-1 Ruth L. Kirchstein National Research Service Award (NRSA) Institutional Research Training Grants (T32) (NIH)

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) will award Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA) Institutional Research Training Grants (T32) to eligible institutions as the primary means of supporting graduate and postdoctoral research training to help ensure that a diverse and highly trained workforce is available to assume leadership roles related to the Nation's biomedical, behavioral and clinical research agenda. This program supports predoctoral, postdoctoral and short term research training programs at domestic institutions of higher education with the T32 funding mechanism. PA-06-468 (NIHG 6/16/06)

Deadline: 9/10/2006, 1/10/2007, 5/10/2007

24-2 Efficacy of Interventions to Promote Research Careers (R01) (NIH)

The purpose of this funding opportunity is to support research that will test assumptions regarding the effectiveness of interventions that are intended to increase interest, motivation and preparedness for careers in biomedical research, with a particular interest in those interventions specifically designed to increase the number of underrepresented minority students entering careers in biomedical and behavioral research. Since it is likely that comparable interventions are applicable to students universally, the proposed research need not be restricted to underrepresented minority students. Indeed, comparative research may well be particularly illuminating and is, therefore, encouraged. RFA-GM-07-005 (NIHG 6/9/06)

Deadline: Letters of Intent 8/19/2006; Applications 9/19/2006

24-3 Youth Garden Grant Program (Garden)

The National Gardening Association and Home Depot have announced the 24th annual Youth Garden Grant Program. Over the last twenty-four years, NGA's Youth Garden Grants program has helped more than 1.3 million youngsters reap rewards and vital life lessons from working in gardens and habitats. Schools, youth groups, community centers, camps, clubs, treatment facilities, and intergenerational groups throughout the United States are eligible to apply. Applicants must plan to garden in 2007 with at least 15 children between the ages of three and 18 years. Previous Youth Garden Grant winners who wish to reapply must wait one year and have significantly expanded their garden programs.

Deadline: 11/1/2006

24-4 Frontiers in Integrative Biological Research (FIBR) (NSF)

The Frontiers in Integrative Biological Research (FIBR) Program supports integrative research that addresses major questions in the biological sciences. FIBR encourages investigators to identify major under-studied or unanswered questions in biology and to use innovative approaches to address them by integrating the scientific concepts and research tools from across disciplines including biology, math and the physical sciences, engineering, social sciences and the information sciences. Proposers are encouraged to focus on the biological significance of the question, to describe the integrative approaches, and to develop a research plan that is not limited by conceptual, disciplinary, or organizational boundaries. PI's, Co-PI's and Senior Personnel may be involved with only one full proposal in the same year. NSF 06-579 (Posted 6/22/06)

Deadline: Letters of Intent 9/22/2006; Applications 2/16/2006

ARTS & HUMANITIES

24-5 The Big Read Initiative (NEA)

The Big Read is an initiative of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with the Institute of Museum in Library Services and in cooperation with Arts Midwest to revitalize the role of reading literature in American popular culture. The Big Read provides comprehensive materials and training to help communities read and discuss a single book. To support discussion of classic literature, The Big Read provides a national publicity campaign, regional networking opportunities, and a Web site with comprehensive information on authors and their works. The Big Read has grants ranging from $5,000-$20,000 (depending on community size) to expand the effort to communities across the U.S.

Deadline: 9/12/2006

EDUCATION

24-6 General Supervision Enhancement Grants (ED)

This program promotes academic achievement and improves results for children with disabilities by supporting technical assistance, model demonstration projects, dissemination of useful information, and implementation activities that are supported by scientifically-based research. The absolute priority supports projects that assist States in improving their capacity to accurately report on the performance and participation of children with disabilities on the State's assessments. CFDA #84.326X (FR 6/23/06)

Deadline: 8/7/2006

ENGINEERING, MATHEMATICS & PHYSICAL SCIENCES

24-7 Focused Research Groups in the Mathematical Sciences (FRG) (NSF)

The purpose of the FRG activity is to allow groups of researchers to respond to recognized scientific needs of pressing importance, to take advantage of current scientific opportunities, or to prepare the ground for anticipated significant scientific developments in the mathematical sciences. Groups may include, in addition to mathematical scientists, researchers from other science and engineering disciplines appropriate to the proposed research. The activity supports projects for which the collective effort by a group of researchers is necessary to reach the scientific goals. NSF 06-580 (Posted 6/23/06)

Deadline: Letters of Intent 8/18/2006; Applications 9/22/2006

HEALTH & LIFE SCIENCES

24-8 Comparative Biology Elucidation of Environmental Pathways and Susceptibility (R01) (NIH)

The aim of this initiative is to integrate the traditional strengths of the environmental health sciences, alcohol, and the cardiovascular, lung, and blood research communities with the emerging power of comparative biology approaches and high information-content techniques to determine the critical common pathways by which environmental stressors influence human health as well as the determinants of individual and population susceptibility to those environmental stressors. The goal of this request for applications (RFA) is to solicit applications that promote the understanding of biological processes (pathways and/or networks) that, when perturbed by environmental factors, stressors, or alcohol, alter the susceptibility to complex human diseases. RFA-ES-06-004 (NIHG 6/16/06)

Deadline: Letters of Intent 8/23/2006; Applications 9/18/2006

24-9 Using Metabolomics to Investigate Biological Pathways and Networks (R01) (NIH)

This initiative seeks to encourage the use of innovative metabolomics technologies to establish methods and model systems for advancing the understanding of biological pathways and networks; their temporal and spatial resolution; and their regulation in health and disease states. RFA-RM-06-010 (NIHG 6/23/06)

Deadline: Letters of Intent 9/22/2006; Applications 10/20/2006

24-10 Awards for Cancer-Relevant Research and Training (KSU)

The Terry C. Johnson Center for Basic Cancer Research at K-State strives to support and enhance cancer-related research and training at K-State. K-State scientists performing cancer-related research, even if only potentially relevant to cancer biology, are invited to become affiliated scientists and apply for various cancer center awards. Innovative Research Awards provide seed money to gather preliminary data crucial for future major grant proposals. Faculty Equipment Awards provide funds for new equipment not covered by other funding. Travel Awards are provided in modest amounts to affiliates who must travel to learn new scientific techniques or visit with collaborators at other institutions.

Deadline: Biannually 10/15/2006, 3/15/2007

SOCIAL SCIENCES

24-11 Small Grants for Behavioral Research in Cancer Control (R03) (NIH)

The Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences of the National Cancer Institute (NCI) invites behavioral research applications in cancer control from new investigators or established scientists refocusing their research interests to behavioral research in cancer. This small grants program is designed to aid and facilitate the growth of a nationwide cohort of scientists with a high level of research expertise in behavioral cancer control research. Small grants are short-term awards to provide support for pilot projects, development and testing of new methodologies, secondary data analyses, and/or innovative studies that provide a basis for more extended research. Preliminary data is not required in these applications. PAR-06-458 (NIHG 6/16/06)

Deadline: 8/21/2006, 12/22/2006, 4/20/2007

24-12 United States Institute of Peace (USIP)

The Agency announces changes to its upcoming Spring 2006 Solicited Grant Competition. The Solicited Initiative will focus on six countries as they relate to USIP's mandate and starting October 1, 2006, applications will be accepted throughout the year. The Solicited initiated is restricted to projects that fit specific themes or topics identified in advance by the Institute of Peace. The 2006 Solicited Initiative will focus on the six countries outlined below. The specific themes and topics for each country may be found at USIP's Web site: Colombia, Iran, Iraq, Nigeria, Pakistan, Sudan. The Agency announces a change to the Unsolicited Grant Program. The Unsolicited Initiative will be open on the basis of a single application deadline per year, starting October 1, 2006. The Unsolicited Initiative offers support for research, education and training, and the dissemination of information on international peace and conflict resolution. The Unsolicited Initiative competition is open to any project that falls within the Institute's broad mandate of international conflict resolution. (FR 6/6/06)

Deadline: 10/1/2006

24-13 Funding for the Analysis of Existing Data (DOJ)

The U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, National Institute of Justice is seeking applications for secondary data analysis using data from the National Archive of Criminal Justice Data (NACJD). This program furthers the Department's mission by sponsoring research to provide objective, independent, evidence-based knowledge and tools to meet challenges of crime and justice, particularly at the State and local levels. 2006-NIJ-1397 (GG 6/21/06)

Deadline: 9/14/2006

STUDENTS

24-14 Awards for Undergraduate and Graduate Students and Post-Doctoral Fellows for Cancer-Relevant Research, Training, and Travel (KSU)

The Terry C. Johnson Center for Basic Cancer Research at K-State supports students and post-doctoral fellows wishing to participate in cancer-related laboratory research. Undergraduate students are encouraged to apply along with a cancer center-affiliated faculty scientist for a Cancer Research Award. Student winners work in their mentors' laboratories and receive $1,000 in the spring. Mentors also receive $1,000 per student for research expenses. Graduate students and post-doctoral fellows of affiliated scientists may apply via their faculty mentors for Travel Awards to support travel to professional meetings or workshops.

Deadline: Undergrad Cancer Research Awards 10/15/2006; Graduate Travel Awards Biannually 10/15/2006, 3/15/2007