Funding Bulletin - October 20, 2006 (Vol. 15, No. 38)

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

38-1 Alcohol Education Project Grants (R25) (NIH)

This funding opportunity announcement (FOA) solicits Research Education (R25) grant applications from applicant organizations that propose to develop health education activities in the following areas: 1) K-12 science education and undergraduate/graduate education; 2) health professions education; and 3) public health education. The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) supports research programs to advance understanding of the biological and behavioral processes involved in the development, expression, and consequences of alcoholism and other alcohol-related problems. The Institute also supports prevention, treatment, and health services research on alcohol abuse and alcoholism. A part of the NIAAA mission is the dissemination of new knowledge acquired from alcohol research to diverse audiences including scientists, educators, clinicians and other health and social service providers, patients, and their families, professionals within the criminal system, and the general public. PAR-07-001 (NIHG 10/6/06)

Deadline: 12/21/2006

AGRICULTURE

38-2 National Pork Board Research Proposals (Pork)

The National Pork Board is soliciting research proposals dealing with a) Environment; b) Swine Health; c) Animal Welfare, d) Pork Safety; and h) Environment/Public Health.

Deadline: 11/28/2006

ARTS & HUMANITIES

38-3 Mural Design and Painting (ArtsCouncilDK)

The Arts Council of Dickinson County requests proposals to design and paint a public mural on a downtown commercial building in Abilene, KS. Proposals may be submitted by individuals or teams of individuals. The design of the mural will be done by an individual or a team of individuals with the painting and completion of the mural done by this selected artist through a community and team oriented approach. The goal of the Mural Project is to celebrate the uniqueness of Abilene, Kansas, and its community, the surrounding region's heritage and is commissioned in celebration of the twenty-fifth anniversary of the Arts Council of Dickinson County and the 150th Anniversary of Dickinson County. Mural design proposals may be submitted by professional artists, students, or the general public.

Deadline: 12/15/2006

38-4 Newberry Library Fellowships in the Humanities (Newberry)

The Newberry's fellowships support humanities research in their collections. Those collections--which document the civilizations of Western Europe and the Americas--are wide-ranging, rich, and sometimes a little eccentric. Long-term Fellowships support research and writing by scholars with a doctorate. Their purpose is to help fellows develop or complete larger-scale studies that draw on Newberry's collections, and to foster intellectual exchange among fellows and the Library community. They also offer publication subventions and exchange fellowships with British, French, and German institutions.

Deadline: 1/10/2007

BUSINESS

38-5 Developing Integrated Economic Models of Health and Retirement (R01) (NIH)

The purpose of this RFA is to stimulate studies to develop comprehensive econometric models of retirement from the labor force. This RFA invites applications for research projects (R01) to comprehensively integrate health and disability, wealth, and family factors into a single retirement modeling framework. Adding other factors that influence retirement into the modeling approach is also encouraged. RFA-AG-07-007 (NIHG 10/13/06)

Deadline: Letters of Intent 11/17/2006; Applications 12/14/2006

38-6 Business and International Education Program (ED)

The Business and International Education program provides grants to enhance international business education programs and to expand the capacity of the business community to engage in international economic activities. The competitive priority is: Innovation and improvement of international education curricula to serve the needs of the business community, including the development of new programs for nontraditional, mid-career, or part-time students. CFDA #84.135A (FR 10/11/06)

Deadline: 11/21/2006

EDUCATION

38-7 Undergraduate International Studies and Foreign Language Program (ED)

The Undergraduate International Studies and Foreign Language (UISFL) Program provides grants to strengthen and improve undergraduate instruction in international studies and foreign languages. A competitive priority is: Projects that support activities to enable students to achieve proficiency or advanced proficiency or to develop programs in one or more of the following less commonly taught languages: Arabic, Chinese, Korean, Japanese, Russian, and languages in the Indic, Iranian, and Turkic language families. CFDA #84.016A (FR 10/12/06)

Deadline: 11/17/2006

HEALTH & LIFE SCIENCES

38-8 Membrane Associated Signaling Defects in Immune Cells with Aging (R21) (NIH)

The purpose of this FOA is to stimulate investigations that will define the molecular basis for the impairment of the formation and function of immune cells from aged individuals. Previous work has suggested that immune synapse formation in T lymphocytes is affected by the cellular aging process, resulting in attenuated signal transduction and decreased T cell activation. The plasma membrane of T cells, in addition to various other cell types of the immune system, is organized into glycolipoprotein microdomains that play an important role in signal integration and cellular activation. It has been postulated that altered lipid composition and/or function of associated signaling molecules within these membrane signaling domains may play a role in the defective signaling and activation observed in aged T lymphocytes. Various biophysical and imaging methods have been recently developed that allow visualization of kinetics of immune synapse formation in lymphocytes and it is the intent of this RFA to serve as a catalyst to further develop and apply these methodologies to elucidate the underlying mechanism of impaired signal transduction in immune cells from aged individuals. RFA-AG-07-006 (NIHG 10/6/06)

Deadline: 12/14/2006

38-9 Development of Environmental Health Outcome Indicators (EPA)

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), as part of its Science to Achieve Results (STAR) program, is seeking applications proposing research that uses existing databases of environmental (ambient), biological and/or health-related data to develop indicators that reliably signal the impact of changes in environmental conditions, management approaches or policies on human health. Key to the development of such indicators is a clearer understanding of the sequence of events that link changes in the environment to human exposure and adverse health outcomes. EPA-G2007-STAR-A1

Deadline: 12/14/2006

INTERNATIONAL/MULTICULTURAL

38-10 College of Arts & Sciences Diversity Lecture Series Grant (KSU)

The College of Arts and Sciences will provide funding of $500 each for up to six speakers/presenters/performers a year. This funding will supplement what each unit or group of units commit towards the speaker's visit. The speaker's activities will be fully determined by the host of unit(s). Speakers' activities are expected to be listed in the unit's speaker/performance series, but one lecture/presentation/performance will also be part of the Arts and Sciences Diversity Series. Applications from all A&S units will be considered. When appropriate, partnerships with non-A&S units are encouraged. Speakers have to fall under one of these categories: a) Address issues of diversity or multiculturalism in general or in the context of a given discipline or group of disciplines.; b) Belong to a group that is underrepresented in that discipline, regardless of the topic of his or her talk. In all cases, and unless special circumstances emerge, it is expected that speakers have time assigned to meet with undergraduate and/or graduate students.

Deadline: N/A

SOCIAL SCIENCES

38-11 Book Project Grant (CGP)

The Japan Foundation Center for Global Partnership (CGP) strives to deepen intellectual exchange between the United States and Japan on issues of common concern through policy-oriented research and dialogue projects. CGP is pleased to announce a Book Project grant competition for Assistant or Associate Professor authorship of a single-authored or limited co-authored book analyzing contemporary social issues. CGP will provide grants which are intended to buy-out teaching and administrative time in order to provide the author an opportunity to complete the writing phase of a book manuscript. CGP seeks any policy-relevant topic of interest to both Japan and the United States that focuses on global economic relations, global security, sustainable development, civil society, or health care and aging.

Deadline: 12/1/2006

38-12 Intellectual Exchange Program Grants (CGP)

The Japan Foundation Center for Global Partnership is also accepting applications for the following programs: The Intellectual Exchange supports U.S.- Japan collaborative projects from universities and research institutions that encourage policy-oriented research and dialogue on global issues of common concern. Particular consideration is given to projects that bring together scholars, practitioners, and policy makers from the U.S. and Japan, in addition to their counterparts from other countries. Through these activities, CGP aims to create new networks and provide opportunities for advancing research and candid discussion that lead to a more informed society. The program seeks projects focused on contemporary social issues, including international economic relations, international security, sustainable development, civil society, and health care aging.

Deadline: 12/1/2006

38-13 Field-Deployable Tools for Quantifying Exposures to Psychosocial Stress and to Addictive Substances for Studies of Health and Disease (U01) (NIH)

This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is part of an overall effort by NIH in establishing an Exposure Biology Program as part of a larger Gene and Environment Initiative, publicly announced in February 2006. The Network on Exposure to Psychosocial Stress and Addictive Substances (NEPSAS) is defined as the final group of Awardees funded through this FOA. This FOA encourages the development, improvement and/or adaptation of measurement technologies which, by the end of the funding period, will be field-deployable tools that can detect and quantify personal exposure to psychosocial stress and/or addictive substances (licit and illicit) with maximum precision and reliability. Ideally, the technology could measure multiple addictive substances and psychosocial stress events, either singly or jointly, and be applied in large-scale population studies of how gene-environment interactions influence health and disease. RFA-DA-07-005 (NIHG 10/6/06)

Deadline: Letters of Intent 11/22/2006; Applications 12/22/2006

38-14 Ruth L. Kirchstein National Research Service Awards (NRSA) for Interdisciplinary Individual Postdoctoral Fellows for Training in Neurodegeneration Research (F32) (NIH)

This funding opportunity solicits Individual Research Fellowship (F32) grant applications from promising applicants with the potential to become productive, independent investigators in research on neurodegenerative disease. Each applicant must have at least one primary sponsor/mentor and one co-sponsor/mentor representing different disciplines, with one in an allied discipline not traditionally associated with training in neurodegenerative processes. RFA-AG-07-004 (NIHG 10/6/06)

Deadline: 12/8/2006