May 15, 2009 (Vol. 18, No. 18)
May 15, 2009 (Vol. 18, No. 18)
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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 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 Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) is the Navy's corporate laboratory. NRL conducts basic and applied research for the Navy in a variety of scientific and technical disciplines. The basic research program is driven by perceptions about future requirements of the Navy. BAA-N00173-01 (GG 5/8/09)
NSF has announced a second MRI funding program using America Reinvestment and Recovery Act funds. The university may submit only 2 proposals to acquire instrumentation under this solicitation, and a third proposal if the third focuses on instrumentation development. Proposals may not be submitted which are already pending with NSF or substantially similar to those pending. In a small 1-3 page white paper, please provide: 1) a description of the instrumentation you wish to acquire or develop; 2) The NSF-funded program either funded or pending that would be positively impacted by this equipment-- keep in mind that this must be fully developed and must be compelling in the full proposal; 3) Why the KSU cost share must be waived for your project, owing to: a) how the equipment will enable cutting edge research activities at KSU; b) how undergraduate research will be enabled to allow undergraduates access to cutting edge research at KSU; and c) how your project will enable diversity in cutting edge research at KSU. NSF 09-561
Lindbergh Grants are the cornerstone of the Foundation's balance mission. International in scope and interdisciplinary in nature, Lindbergh Grants combine innovative, yet practical, ideas using science/technology to tackle serious environmental issues.
The Basic Research Challenge (BRC) program supports basic science and/or engineering research within academia and industry. The program is focused on stimulating new, high-risk basic research projects. The BRC for FY 2009 is for the three topics listed below. The detailed descriptions are intended to provide the proposer a frame of reference and are not meant to be restrictive to the possible approaches to achieving the goals of the topic and the program. Innovative ideas addressing these research topics are highly encouraged. White papers and full proposals addressing the following BRC topics are solicited: 1) Irreducible Uncertainty and the Limits of Predictability; 2) Elastromeric Polymer-by-Design to Protect the Warfighter against Traumatic Brain Injury by Diverting the Blast Induced Shock Waves from the Head; 3) DNA-based Molecular-scale Nanoelectronics Fabrication. ONRBAA09-017 (GG 2/19/09)
The Youth Farm Safety Education and Certification Program (YFSEC) supports national efforts to deliver timely, pertinent, and appropriate training to youth seeking employment or already employed in agricultural production. The program has critical ties to the current regulations for youth employment in agriculture, especially the exemptions provided in 29 CFR Part 570, subpart E-1 for youth under the age of 16 employed in some agricultural occupations having obtained certification. Significant changes in agricultural production and in the agricultural workforce since this regulation took effect in the early 1970's have encouraged the USDA to consider training and certification innovations along with developing appropriate training and restrictions on youth employment in hazardous agricultural jobs. USDA-CSREES-SLBCD-002220 (GG 4/22/09)
The NNSA and the AFRL invite proposals for research and development to improve national capabilities to detect, locate and identify nuclear explosions in support of the Air Force Technical Applications Center (AFTAC), the U.S. government agency responsible for operation of the nuclear explosion monitoring systems. The NNSA Office of Nuclear Detonation Detection (NA-222) within the Office of Nonproliferation Research and Development (NA-22) has the responsibility to apply the broad base of U.S. expertise that has been acquired in testing nuclear weapons and support disciplines to improve national capabilities to detect, locate and identify nuclear explosions and to provide cost-effective technologies, algorithms, hardware, and software to U.S. government agencies that are responsible for nuclear explosion monitoring. The AFRL has the responsibility to execute Department of Defense (DoD) R&D related to nuclear explosion monitoring. DE-AR52-09NA29249A (GG 5/11/09)
The Special Grant Program in the Chemical Sciences supports innovative projects in any area consistent with the Foundation's broad objective to advance the chemical sciences. The Foundation encourages proposals that are judged likely to significantly advance the chemical sciences. Examples of areas of interest include (but are not limited to): the increase in public awareness, understanding, and appreciation of the chemical sciences; innovative approaches to chemistry education at all levels (K-12, undergraduate, and graduate); and efforts to make chemistry careers more attractive. Research proposals are not customarily considered. Aspects of proposals that are important are: broad applicability beyond the submitting institution; and specific and detailed descriptions of the chemistry associated with the proposal.
The Office of Advanced Scientific Computing Research (ASCR) of the Office of Science (SC), U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), invites applications for research under a unified management structure to address key challenges where collaborative research in applied mathematics and computer science efforts are required to bridge the gap between large complex scientific applications software and next-generation hardware. The strategic vision for the Advanced Scientific Computing Research (ASCR) program in the Department of Energy's Office of Science includes a portfolio of high performance computing resources to enable DOE and the Nation's world leadership in areas of science important to the Department's mission. DE-PS02-09ER09-22 (GG 5/6/09)
The intent of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) will be to select integrated biorefinery projects that have the necessary technical and economic performance data that validates their readiness for the next level of scale-up. In general, integrated biorefineries employ various combinations of feedstocks and conversion technologies to produce a variety of products, with the main focus on producing biofuels and bioproducts. Co- or by-products can include additional fuels, chemicals (or other materials), and heat and power. For the purpose of this FOA, the term integrated biorefineray is a facility that uses an acceptable feedstock (as defined in the FOA), to produce a biofuel or bioproduct as the primary product (as defined in the FOA) and may produce other products including additional fuels, chemical (or other materials), and heat and power as co-products. These integrated biorefineries would produce, as their primary product, a liquid transportation fuel that supports, depending on topic area, meeting the advanced, renewable or advanced biofuels portion of the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 (EISA) Renewable Fuel Standards (RFS) or, depending on topic area, a bioproduct that substitutes for petroleum-based feedstocks and products. DE-FOA-0000096 (GG 5/6/09)
This is a National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Research Announcement (NRA) that solicits hypothesis-driven Fundamental Space Biology (FSB) research proposals that will answer fundamental questions about how physiological systems respond to gravity, or to changes in gravity, using animal (excluding single cell organisms and cell culture) model specimens. Proposals are solicited by the Exploration Systems Mission Directorate (ESMD) Advanced Capabilities Division for investigations that address systematic and targeted molecular physiological effects of acute and/or chronic exposure to gravitational changes. Research into the effects across various gravity vector leads is also solicited. NNH09ZTT003N (GG 5/11/09)
Susan G. Komen for the Cure is excited to announce the upcoming release of the Investigator Initiated and Career Catalyst Research grants for the 2009-2010 Research Program. Investigator-Initiated Research (IIR)- IIR Grants provide up to $600,000 over three years to stimulate exploration of new ideas and novel approaches in breast cancer research and clinical practice that will lead to reductions in breast cancer incidence and mortality within the next decade. Special emphasis will be given to studies seeking to understand the basis for difference in breast cancer outcomes and translating research discoveries into clinical and public health practice to eliminate breast cancer disparities. Career Catalyst Research (CCR) Grants- CCR Grants provide unique opportunities for scientists in the early stages of their career to achieve research independence with an independent award of up to $450,000 over three years. CCR investigators lead a research project addressing an important question in breast cancer research and complete a self-defined career development plan with support from a mentor committee.
The purpose of this program is to help communities develop and implement evidence-based, field-initiated demonstration projects that promote child and youth safety and to provide resources and expertise to help communities develop effective awareness strategies about youth safety. OJJDP-2009-2232 (GG 5/7/09)
OJJDP is releasing this solicitation to fund studies of promising and effective strategies, programs, and methods to assist states and local communities in achieving and maintaining compliance with the four core requirements of OJJDP's authorizing legislation, the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (JJDP) Act of 2002. OJJDP-2009-2233 (GG 5/8/09)
This solicitation invites eligible applicants to propose research and evidence-based enhancements to mentoring programs based on three strategies: 1) involving the parents and family in activities and services; 2) delivering structured activities and programs for the mentoring matches; and 3) developing training and support for mentors. Research studies and evaluations of best practices have indicated that mentoring programs that provide multiple modes of treatment addressing both individual and environmental characteristics tend to be the most effective. (GG 5/6/09)