March 5, 2010 (Vol. 19, No. 9)
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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 President 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 9-3) 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 source of funding for First Awards is Kansas NSF EPSCoR, which receives its funding from the National Science Foundation and Kansas Technology Enterprise Corporation (KTEC). The First Award program helps early career faculty become competitive for funding from the research directorates at the National Science Foundation by: 1) encouraging early career faculty to submit proposals to the NSF as soon as possible after their first faculty appointment, and 2) by accelerating the pace of their research and the quality of their subsequent proposals. Eligible to apply is any individual tenure track faculty member at Kansas State University, University of Kansas, or Wichita State University who: is within the first three years of his/her faculty appointment, has not previously received a First Award or similar funding from another EPSCoR or EPSCoR-like (COBRE) program in Kansas, is not currently nor has previously been a lead principal investigator of a research grant funded by a federal agency. In addition, one of the following conditions must apply: The principal investigator must have the proposed research pending at NSF or a plan to submit the proposed research to the NSF by July 31, 2011. The principal investigator must have had the proposed research declined by the NSF and a plan to re-submit the proposed research to the NSF by July 31, 2011.
The Office of Biological and Environmental Research (BER), U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), announces its interest in receiving applications for terrestrial carbon cycle research that will improve the understanding of the role of terrestrial biomes in the global carbon cycle and aid carbon cycle predictions related to climate change. BER's carbon cycle science program will consider applications on measurements, experiments, and modeling that provide improved quantitative and predictive understanding of the terrestrial carbon cycle process that can affect atmospheric CO 2 concentration changes and thereby affect the CO 2 forcing of climate. The emphasis of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to understand the impacts of, and feed backs from a changing climate on non-managed terrestrial ecosystems. DE-FOA-0000287 (GG 2/26/10)
9-3 Climate Change Education (CCE): Climate Change Education Partnership (CCEP) Program, Phase I (NSF)
The Climate Change Education Partnership (CCEP) program seeks to establish a coordinated national network of regionally--or thematically-based partnerships devoted to increasing the adoption of effective, high quality educational programs and resources related to the science of climate change and its impacts. Each CCEP is required to be of a large enough scale that they will have catalytic or transformative impact that cannot be achieved through other core NSF program awards. Each CCEP must include representation from at least each of the following communities: climate scientists, experts in the learning sciences, and practitioners from within formal or informal education venues. The CCEP program is a two-phase program. This solicitation seeks proposals for development of Phase I Partnerships (CCEP-I). An institution may submit only one CCEP-I proposal as Lead institution. Institutions may be a non-Lead partner on more than one proposal. NSF 10-542 (GG 2/24/10)
The U.S. Election Assistance Commission (EAC) announces the availability of $750,000 in grant funds for three-year awards to recruit, train, and support college students to assist state and local governments in the administration of elections by serving as nonpartisan poll workers or assistants. 2010-01 (GG 2/24/10)
The National Aeronautics and Space Administration Office of Education, in cooperation with NASA's Science Mission Directorate, is accepting proposals in response to the NASA Cooperative Agreement Notice (CAN): Global Climate Change Education: Research Experiences, Modeling & Data. The Global Climate Change Education (GCCE) project is designed to improve the quality of global climate change and Earth system science education at the elementary, secondary, and undergraduate levels, and through lifelong learning. Each funded proposal is expected to take advantage of NASA's unique contributions in climate science to enhance learners' academic experiences and/or to improve educators' abilities to engage and stimulate their students. NNL10ZB1011C (GG 2/10/10)
The goal of the P2 grant program is to assist businesses in adopting P2 practices that reduce pollution at the source, including the conservation of water and energy. EPA is interested in supporting projects that reflect a comprehensive and coordinated approach toward implementing P2 practices on behalf of businesses within the state or tribe. In the past year, the P2 program has worked to complete a draft strategic plan. To align with the goals of the draft plan, the P2 grant program will adopt five new national focus areas--greenhouse gas reduction, toxic and hazardous materials reduction, resource conservation, business efficiency and promoting P2 integration. Under this year's competition, proposals must describe activities that address one or more of these national focus areas in order to be considered for funding. EPA-HQ-OPPT-2010-03 (GG 2/17/10)
The Ceres Trust has announced that it will make another $500,000 in grants in 2010 to organizations, universities, and other nonprofit institutions in the 12-state North Central Region to support organic research projects for up to three years. A Request for Applications will be posted June 1 for the second year of the competitve program.
The Christopher Columbus Fellowship Foundation, a Federal government agency, is now accepting Nominations for the new 2010 Agriscience Awards. The awards are presented by the Foundation in partnership with the American Farm Bureau Federation. The mission of this partnership is to present the First Annual Agriscience Awards to recognize, through monetary and research funds, two adult scientists; three current secondary school educators; and three current secondary school students who are judged to exemplify excellence in the field of Agriscience and to highlight the importance of agriculture in the 21st century.
The mission of the Suder Foundation is to dramatically improve the graduation rate of first-generation college students by providing financial, academic, emotional, and social assistance at selected public universities across the United States. The foundation accomplishes its mission by engaging with selected four-year public universities to implement its Suder Scholars Program, which provides holistic support for first-generation students in on-campus Scholar Development Sites. The foundation is expanding its Scholar Development Site network and will add two university partners as new sites during this grant cycle. The selected institutions will receive a one-year planning grant followed by multiyear grants for scholarships and program operation. (PND 2/26/10)
This program aims to establish a national network of learning environments and resources for science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education at all levels. The program has four tracks: Pathways projects are expected to provide stewardship for the content and services needed by major communities of learners; Pathways II projects are expected to move beyond the major stewardship goals and use Stage II support to ensure the expansion and stability of an original Pathways effort; Services projects are expected to develop services that support users and resource collection providers by enhancing the impact, efficiency, and value of the NSDL network; and Targeted Research will focus on investigating the educational impact of networked digital resources. An individual may serve as the Principal Investigator (PI) or co-Principal Investigator (co-PI) on no more than one proposal, including collaborative proposals, submitted in the FY 2010 competition. NSF 10-545
This solicitation calls for proposals to understand the mechanisms of change in polar regions and their implications for global climate, sea level, and the polar environment. Proposed studies should use space-based and other remote sensing techniques to understand the factors controlling the retreat and growth of the world's major sea and land-based ice sheets and their interactions with the ocean, atmosphere, solid earth, and solar radiation. Field studies are considered if closely tied to remote sensing efforts.NNH10ZDA001N-CRYO (GG 2/26/10)
The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), United States Department of Commerce (DoC), is soliciting grant proposals for construction of research science buildings. For purposes of this program, research science building means a building or facility whose purpose is for the conduct of scientific research, including laboratories, test facilities, measurement facilities, research computing facilities, and observatories. In addition, expansion of existing buildings means that space to conduct scientific research is being expanded from what is currently available for the supported research activities. 2010-NIST-CONSTRUCTION-01 (GG 2/25/10)
This RFP serves to stimulate the development and submission of major multidisciplinary research proposals from investigators in the life sciences to government or private agencies. KCALSI's approach for achieving this goal is to support research development grants capable of generating critical preliminary data needed to develop competitve proposals for submission to external agencies. Research Development grant proposals should address a critical question(s) in the life sciences and clearly identify how the institutions intend to generate critical preliminary data needed for future proposal submissions to external agencies. Patton Trust Research grants must be focused on genetic basis of diseases that predominately affect children.
9-14 Models of Exemplary, Effective, and Promising Alcohol or Other Drug Abuse Prevention Programs on College Campuses (ED)
The goals of this program are to identify and disseminate information about exemplary and effective alcohol or other drug abuse prevention programs implemented on college campuses. Through this grant competition, the U.S. Department of Education (ED) also will recognize colleges and universities whose programs, while not yet exemplary or effective, show evidence that they are promising. CFDA 84.184N (FR 2/22/10)