April 24, 2009 (Vol. 18, No. 16)
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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: firstname.lastname@example.org, by the Internal due date listed in the Funding Bulletin (FB 16-3) 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:
The goal of this initiative is to develop, enhance, or extend infrastructure for connecting people and resources to facilitate national discovery of individuals and of scientific resources by scientists and students to encourage interdisciplinary collaboration and scientific exchange. Six diverse institutions must collaborate on an application. RFA-RR-09-009
The Water Environment Research Foundation, a nonprofit organization that manages independent scientific research on water quality concerns affecting the environment and human health, is offering the Paul L. Busch Award to encourage researchers working in wastewater, water reuse, bio-solids, stormwater, watersheds, and other areas to use their imagination, take risks, and explore new directions for addressing ongoing water quality issues. Recent award recipients have addressed concerns such as maintaining healthy community waters in which people fish, swim, and play; and improving energy efficiency to reduce greenhouse gasses and improve air quality. (PND 4/6/09)
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The Improvements to Biological Research Collections Program provides funds for improvements to network, secure, and organize established natural history collections for sustained, accurate, and efficient accessibility of the collection to the biological research community. The BRC program is encouraging collaborative proposals to network collections on regional and continental scales, especially collaborations that bring large and small collections together into networks. In any single round of the BRC competition, only one proposal may be submitted from any individual collection within an organization. NSF 09-548
Grants for Standard Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program (BFRDP) Projects will be awarded to address needs of beginning farmers and ranchers in the following priority areas: Mentoring, apprenticeships, and internship activities; resources and referral; assisting beginning farmers or ranchers in understanding how to acquire land from retiring farmers and ranchers; innovative farm and ranch transfer strategies; entrepreneurship and business training; model land leasing contracts; financial management training; whole farm planning; conservation assistance; risk management education; diversification and marketing strategies; curriculum development; understanding the impact of concentration and globalization; basic livestock and crop farming practices, forestry and range management; acquisition and management of agricultural credit; environmental compliance; information processing; and other similar subject areas of use to beginning farmers and ranchers. This award will be made as a cooperative agreement. (FR 4/14/09)
16-5 Integrated Pest Management: Crops at Risk, Risk Avoidance and Mitigation, and Methyl Bromide Transitions Competitive Grants Programs (USDA)
CSREES requests applications for the following programs: 1) Integrated Pest Management: Crops at Risk Competitive Grants Program (CAR). The goal of the CAR program is to enhance the development and implementation of innovative, ecologically based sustainable IPM system(s). Preferably, this should involve a diversity of tactics and approaches for a single or specific food or fiber commodity in commercial production for pre- and/or post-harvest system(s). 2) Integrated Pest Management: Risk Avoidance and Mitigation Competitive Grants Program (RAMP). The goal of the Risk Avoidance and Mitigation (RAMP) program is to enhance the development and implementation of innovative, ecologically based sustainable IPM strategies and system(s) for a) multi-crop food and fiber production systems; b) an area-wide or a landscape scale agroecosystem; or c) a documented pesticide impact on water, human or environmental health. 3) Methyl Bromide Transitions (MBT) program to support the discovery and implementation alternatives to methyl bromide uses or minimize methyl bromide emissions. USDA-CSREES-ICGP-002154 (GG 3/25/09)
The Association of Performing Arts Presenters, the national service organization for the field of arts presenting, has announced the second year of its Creative Campus Innovations Grant program. Funded by the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, this grant program supports interdisciplinary partnerships of higher education institutions and arts presenters working to make arts available across campus and within the academic curriculum, as well as the surrounding community. Applicants must be designated as the performing arts presenting organization or presenter for the college or university, and must be able to demonstrate and document a history of diverse and high quality performing arts presenting, including but not necessarily limited to dance, jazz, and/or theater, and sustained audience and community engagement. (PND 3/25/09
The Department of Energy is seeking applications for grants to establish development, demonstration, evaluation, and education projects to accelerate the market introduction and penetration of advanced electric drive vehicles. DOE's goal is for the vehicles and electric technologies to achieve a fast market introduction and reach high volume production. DE-FOA-0000028 (GG 4/17/09)
From funds made available by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, the DOE Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability has issued a competitive Funding Opportunity Announcement for Smart Grid Demonstrations. Smart Grid projects will include regionally unique demonstrations to verify smart grid technology viability, quantify smart grid costs and benefits, and validate new smart grid business models, at a scale that can be readily adapted and replicated around the country. This is a draft announcement with comments due May 6. Subsequently a final version of this FOA will be issued. DE-FOA-0000036 (GG 4/16/09)
The Wing and Hydropower Technologies Program (WHTP) works to maximize renewable energy utilization in the U.S. by leading the Nation's research and development efforts that improve wind and water energy generation technology and that address barriers to the use of renewable energy. The Wind and Hydropower Technologies Program has issued this funding opportunity with three separate Topic Areas: 1) Marine and Hydrokinetic Energy Conversion Device or Component Design and Development; 2) Marine and Hydrokinetic Site-specific Environmental Studies/Information; 3) Advanced Water Power Market Acceleration Projects/Analysis and Assessments. DE-FOA-0000069 (GG 4/9/09)
This letter is to call your attention to an opportunity to broaden participation particularly of underrepresented students in Ph.D. programs in engineering through supplements to current research grants funded by the divisions in the Directorate for Engineering (ENG) at the National Science Foundation. A request for funding of a Graduate Research Supplement (GRS) should be made by the Principal Investigator of an existing ENG award. Only one new Ph.D. student for GRS may be supported under each research grant. GRS candidates must be United States citizens or nationals, or permanent resident aliens of the United States. The graduate students must be newly enrolled in, or planning to pursue the Ph.D. degree in engineering disciplines.
The Kansas NASA EPSCoR Program (KNEP) is preparing to award Partnership Development Grants (PDG's) to Kansas's investigators. These grants are intended to facilitate the development of beneficial and promising NASA (or industrial) collaborations. The PDG recipient is expected to initiate, develop, and formalize a meaningful professional relationship with a NASA (or industry) researcher. The grant allows a faculty member and student to travel to a NASA center, or relevant industry location, for one or more week's time. The PDG award should lead to a sustained collaboration, joint publications, and, most importantly, future grant proposals. As instructed by NASA, the KNEP program cannot support proposals augmenting existing funded research projects.
The Sunflower Foundation is announcing two new Requests for Proposals: Capacity Building Grants to help build the capacity of health-related nonprofit organizations to improve effectiveness, impact and sustainability; and Sunflower Trails Grants to help promote physical activity by building community-based and school-based walking trails. RFP 09-104, RFP 09-105
The Incentives and Awards Committee for the K-INBRE is calling for proposals to support: 1) Bridging Grants; 2) Institutional Core Facilities; and 3) Postdoctoral awards. A Bridging Grant provides interim support to help a project in Cell and Development Biology continue for an eligible investigator who has submitted a grant to NIH that was approved on the basis of scientific merit, but fell short of the funding range. Core Facility awards are for the purpose of providing funds to institutional core facilities that support the research focus of the K-INBRE, Cell and Developmental Biology. Post-doctoral awards are one-year mentored awards for facilitating applications to support 1) initiation of post-doctoral research projects and 2) transition from the post-doctoral position to early investigator status.
This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) encourages applications from U.S. institutions proposing collaborative research with foreign investigators and organizations to study infectious diseases of the greatest public health significance in resource-constrained countries. This work is expected to increase scientific knowledge on public health related issues, enhance relevant research experience for U.S. and foreign investigators, promote the development of research capacity, and encourage future collaborative relationships. RFA-AI-09-010 (NIHG 3/6/09)
This Fellowship Program supports research on modern Japanese society and political economy, Japan's international relations, and U.S.- Japan relations. The fellowships are designed for researchers with advanced language skills whose research requires interviews onsite in direct one-on-one contact. 20090505-FO (GG 2/23/09)