January 29, 2010 (Vol. 19, No. 4)

Program Information

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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 (FB 4-2, 4-12) 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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4-1 Environmental Literacy Grants for Informal/Nonformal Science Education (DOC)

The goal of this funding opportunity is to support projects that engage the public in educational activities that utilize emerging and/or advanced technologies and leverage NOAA assets to improve understanding, and stewardship of the local and global environment. There is specific interest in projects that use emerging and/or advanced technologies to 1) facilitate outdoor experiences involving scientific inquiry and exploration of the natural world apart from formal K-12 curricula and 2) visualize, display, and interpret data to improve understanding and provide a systems perspective of Earth's dynamic processes. This program has two priorities. Priority 1 is for large-scale projects that occur over a longer duration with regional to national implementation. Priority 2 is for small-scale projects that occur over a shorter duration with local to regional implementation. NOAA-SEC-OED-2010-2002248 (GG 1/26/10)

Deadline: 2/16/2010

4-2 Major Research Instrumentation Program: Instrument Acquisition or Development (NSF)

The Major Research Instrumentation Program (MRI) serves to increase access to shared scientific and engineering instruments for research and research training in our Nation's institutions of higher education, museums, science centers, and not-for-profit organizations. This program especially seeks to improve the quality and expand the scope of research and research training in science and engineering, by providing shared instrumentation that fosters the integration of research and education in research-intensive learning environments. Development and acquisition of research instrumentation for shared inter-and/or intra-organizational use are encouraged, as are development efforts that leverage the strengths of private sector partners to build instrument development capacity at academic institutions. The limit on number of proposals per organization is 3. If three proposals are submitted, at least one of the proposals must be for instrument development (i.e., no more than two proposals may be for instrument acquisition). NSF 10-529

Deadline: Internal 2/21/2010; Proposals 4/21/2010


4-3 Integrated Pest Management: Crops at Risk, Risk Avoidance and Mitigation, and Methyl Bromide Transitions Competitive Grants Programs (USDA)

NIFA announces the availability of grant funds and requests applications for the following programs: 1) Integrated Pest Management: Crops at Risk Competitive Grants Program (CAR); 2) Integrated Pest Management: Risk Avoidance and Mitigation Competitive Grants Program (RAMP); and the 3) Integrated Pest Management: Methyl Bromide Transitions Competitive Grants Program (MBT). These are integrated pest management (IPM) programs designed to support integrated multifunctional/multidisciplinary agricultural research, extension, and education activities that address complex pest management priorities in United States agriculture. Two grant types are being solicited this year: 1) research-based integrated grants, including at least two of three functions (research, education, and extension); and 2) specific education-extension focused grants. USDA-NIFA-ICGP-002836 (GG 1/21/10)

Deadline: 3/22/2010


4-4 Institutes for Advanced Topics in the Digital Humanities (NEH)

These NEH grants support national or regional (multistate) training programs for scholars and advanced graduate students to broaden and extend their knowledge of digital humanities. Through these programs, NEH seeks to increase the number of humanities scholars using digital technology in their research and to broadly disseminate knowledge about advanced technology tools and methodologies relevant to the humanities. The projects may be a single opportunity or offered multiple times to different audiences. Institutes may be as short as a few days and held at multiple locations or as long as six weeks at a single site. Today, complex data- its form, manipulation, and interpretation- are as important to humanities study as more traditional research materials. 20100217-HT (GG 11/9/09)

Deadline: 2/17/2010


4-5 Youth Science (YS) Cooperative Outreach Agreement (COA) (DOD)

The purpose of the Youth Science (YS) Cooperative Outreach Agreement (COA) is to solicit offers to carry out the public purpose of support and stimulation of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) education and outreach in conjunction with the U.S. Department of Defense and the U.S. Department of the Army. The Army envisions the YS COA will bring together government and a consortium of organizations working collaboratively to further STEM education and outreach efforts nationwide. W911NF-10-R-0002 (GG 1/26/10)

Deadline: 3/11/2010

4-6 Program for North American Mobility in Higher Education (ED)

This program supports the formation of educational consortia of United States (U.S.), Canadian, and Mexican institutions. To meet this priority, the applicant must propose a project that supports cooperation in the coordination of curricula; the exchange of students, if pertinent to grant activities; and the opening of education opportunities among the U.S., Canada, and Mexico. CFDA 84.116N. (FR 1/27/10)

Deadline: 3/24/2010

4-7 United States (U.S.)- Brazil Higher Education Consortia Program (ED)

The purpose of this program is to provide grants or enter into cooperative agreements to improve postsecondary education opportunities by focusing on problem areas in postsecondary education or approaches to improve postsecondary education. This program supports the formation of educational consortia of U.S. and Brazilian institutions. To meet this priority, the applicant must propose a project that supports cooperation in the coordination of curricula; the exchange of students, if pertinent to grant activities; and the opening of education opportunities between the U.S. and Brazil. CFDA 84.116M (GG 1/22/10)

Deadline: 3/25/2010

4-8 Teaching American History Grant Program (ED)

The Teaching American History Grant (TAH) Program supports projects that aim to raise student achievement by improving teachers' knowledge, understanding, and appreciation of traditional American history. Grant awards assist local educational agencies (LEAs), in partnership with entities that have extensive content expertise, in developing, implementing, documenting, evaluating, and disseminating innovative, cohesive models of professional development. Each applicant LEA must propose to work in partnership with one or more of the following: An institution of higher education. A non-profit history or humanities organization. A library museum. CFDA 84.215X (FR 1/21/10)

Deadline: Notices of Intent 2/22/2010; Applications 3/22/2010

4-9 Arts in Education Model Development and Dissemination Program (ED)

The Arts in Education Model Development and Dissemination (AEMDD) Program supports the enhancement, expansion, documentation, evaluation, and dissemination of innovative, cohesive models that are based on research and have demonstrated that they effectively--1) Integrate standards-based arts education into the core elementary and middle school curriculum; 2) strengthen standards-based arts instruction in these grades; and 3) improve students' academic performance, including their skills in creating, performing, and responding to the arts. Eligible Applicants are: 1) One or more local educational agencies (LEAs), including charter schools, that may work in partnerships with one or more of the following: A State or local non-profit or governmental arts organization. A State educational agency (SEA) or regional educational service agency. An institution of higher education. A public or private agency, institution, or organization, such as a community-or faith-based organization. ED-GRANTS-011510-001 (GG 1/15/10)

Deadline: 2/16/2010


4-10 Regional and Global Climate Modeling Program: Modes of Low Frequency Variability in a Changing Climate (DOE)

The Office of Biological and Environmental Research (BER), U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), announces its interest in receiving applications for research grants on the topic of Modes of Low Frequency Variability in a Changing Climate under the Regional and Global Climate Modeling (RGCM) program. Simulation of global and large-scale features of climate change has improved considerably over the past decade; nevertheless climate and earth system models do not yet accurately simulate major modes of low frequency climate variability, e.g., the Pacific Decadal Variability (PDV), Atlantic Multidecadal Oscillation (AMO), and the North Atlantic Oscillation. How natural climate variability interacts and modulates future climate change is a topic of intense debate in the research community. High risk, high pay-off research ideas that explore innovative new directions that further the understanding of the modes of low frequency variability are encouraged; they should clearly describe how the proposed ideas have the potential to lead to breakthroughs in modeling of climate at global and regional scales. DE-FOA-0000242 (GG 1/21/10)

Deadline: Preapplications 2/18/2010; Applications 4/12/2010

4-11 Energy Innovation Hub-Modeling and Simulation for Nuclear Reactors (DOE)

The U.S. Department of Energy, Idaho Operations Office is issuing this final Opportunity Announcement (FOA) for the Energy Innovation Hub - Modeling and Simulation for Nuclear Reactors program. The Hubs are designed to accelerate the current state-of the art energy science and technology toward their fundamental limits and support high-risk, high-reward research projects that produce revolutionary changes in how we produce and use energy. Ideally, each Hub will have a central location housing many investigators, who will likely span multiple disciplines. DE-FOA-0000170 (GG 1/20/10)

Deadline: Preapplications 2/1/2010; Applications 3/1/2010


4-12 Undergraduate Research and Mentoring in the Biological Sciences (URM) (NSF)

The goal of the Undergraduate Research and Mentoring in the Biological Sciences (URM) program is to increase the number and diversity of individuals pursuing graduate studies in all areas of biological research supported by the NSF Directorate for Biological Sciences. Support will be provided to academic institutions to establish innovative programs to engage undergraduates in a year-round research and mentoring activity. Particular emphasis will be placed on broadening participation of members of groups historically underrepresented in science and engineering: African Americans, Alaska Natives, American Indians, Hispanic Americans, Native Hawaiians and other Pacific Islanders, and persons with disabilities. Only 1 proposal per organization is allowed. NSF 10-531

Deadline: Internal 2/26/2010; Proposals 4/26/2010, 3/1/2011

4-13 Human Brown Adipose Tissue: Methods for Measurement of Mass and Activity (R21) (NIH)

This FOA issued by the National Institutes of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases and the National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering, National Institutes of Health, solicits applications for Exploratory/Development Research Grants (R21) to develop tools and methods capable of measuring the mass of brown adipose tissue (BAT) in human populations (e.g. amounts in different depots, amounts mixed in with WAT and muscle); to develop new tools to modulate and measure the metabolic activity of human BAT, or to develop additional markers of human BAT tissue mass or activity. RFA-DK-10-002 (NIHG 12/4/09)

Deadline: Letters of Intent 2/10/2010, 10/13/2010; Applications 3/10/2010, 11/10/2010