December 33, 2010 (Vol. 19, No. 45)
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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 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 purpose of CIG is to stimulate the development and adoption of innovative conservation approaches and technologies, while leveraging the Federal Investment in environmental enhancement and protection in conjunction with agricultural production. CIG projects are expected to lead to the transfer of conservation technologies, management systems, and innovative approaches (such as market-based systems) into NRCS policy, technical manuals, guides, and references or to the private sector. CIG does not fund research projects. USDA-NRCS-NHQ-11-01 (GG 11/30/10)
The Digital Media and Learning Research Hub invites advanced graduate students and postdoctoral scholars conducting research in the field of digital media and learning to submit applications for a DML Research Associates Summer Institute, August 15-19, at the University of California, Irvine. The one-week institute is designed to support the development of a cohort of junior scholars working in the emerging field of digital media and learning. Participants will share information about their research; build relationships with researchers at institutions across the country and globally; develop a publication, grant proposal, dissertation, book chapter, or other relevant outcome; and have opportunity to initiate mentoring relationships with a small number of scholars working in the field of digital media and learning. PND 11/19/10
AFOSR announces a fiscal year 2011 competition for research to promote and sustain university research and education focused on small molecule activation chemistry and related technologies. AFOSR is seeking unclassified, fundamental research proposals that do not contain proprietary information. The focus of this research project is to develop the mechanistic understanding of catalytic processes that activate small inorganic compounds (e.g., nitrogen, oxygen, hydrogen, sulfur, silicon, boron, aluminum, phosphorus, carbon and their oxides and hydrides) to do synthetically useful chemistry between themselves and with carbon sources. Catalytic homogeneous processes that lead to products under mild reaction conditions (low temperature and pressure) are preferred. BAA-AFOSR-2011-02 (GG 12/1/10)
This letter is to call your attention to an opportunity to broaden the participation 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. The long-term goal of Graduate Research Diversity Supplements (GRDS) is to increase the number of persons from underrepresented groups in advanced academic and professional careers. NSF 11-013
The purpose of the CHE-DMR-DMS Solar Energy Initiative is to support interdisciplinary efforts by groups of researchers to address the scientific challenges of highly efficient harvesting, conversion, and storage of solar energy. Groups must include three or more co-Principal Investigators, of whom one must be a researcher in chemistry, a second in materials, and a third in mathematical sciences, in areas supported by the Division of Chemistry, Materials Research, and Mathematical Sciences, respectively. The intent is to encourage new collaborations in which the mathematical sciences are linked in a synergistic way with the chemical and materials sciences to develop novel, potentially transformative approaches in an area of much activity but largely incremental advances. Successful proposals will offer potentially transformative projects, new concepts, and interdisciplinary education through research involvement based on the integrated expertise and synergy from the three disciplinary communities. NSF 10-613
The Industry/University Cooperative Research Centers (I/UCRC) program develops long-term partnerships among industry, academe, and government. The centers are catalyzed by a small investment from the National Science Foundation (NSF) and are primarily supported by industry center members, with NSF taking a supporting role in the development and evolution of the center. Each center is established to conduct research that is of interest to both the industry members and the center faculty. An I/UCRC contributes to the Nation's research infrastructure base and enhances the intellectual capacity of the engineering and science workforce through the integration of research and education. As appropriate, an I/UCRC uses international collaboration to advance these groups within the global context. NSF 10-595
The Incentives and Awards Committee for the K-INBRE is calling for proposals to support: 1) Bridging Grants, 2) Institutional Core Facilities, 3) Partnerships for Translational Research Training, and 4) Postdoctoral awards. The purpose of this research support is to further the ability of Kansas researchers to complete successfully for NIH funds. 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 (applications with a score of 4.5 or higher will be triaged). These funds should assist in providing data needed to resubmit a revised application to NIH. 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. Partnership awards are one-year awards offered for the purpose of facilitating the initiation of clinical/basic science research projects directed toward a translational goal. Post-doctoral awards are one-year mentored awards offered for the purpose of facilitating applications to support 1) initiation of post-doctoral research projects and 2) transition for the post-doctoral position to early investigator status.
Recruitment/Start-up packages are for the purpose of assisting in the process of bringing in new faculty to K-INBRE Partner Institutions. Awards for new tenure track faculty are to be proposed by department/division chairs, deans or research administrators of UPI. A preliminary proposal documenting the establishment of a search for a researcher in Cell and Developmental Biology may be submitted for consideration. Preference will be given to applicants with a recruit ready to sign. Investigators in all areas of cell and developmental biology including reproduction and embryonic development, organogenesis, developmental neuroscience, and cellular and developmental pathologies are eligible to receive these funds. There are no restrictions on the number of proposals that may be submitted per institution or within a category.
The Dannon Institute, a nonprofit foundation dedicated to promoting research, education, and communication about the link between nutrition and good health, created the Dannon Institute Nutrition Leadership Institute to exemplify its commitment to the development of leadership in nutritional sciences and the promotion of excellence in research. The program is designed to equip outstanding nutritional scientists at an early stage of their careers with the leadership skills and broad perspective necessary to achieve their professional potential. The Dannon Institute Nutrition Leadership Institute consists of an intensive five-day training program designed to provide participants with strategies for improving their ability to lead others in both their place of employment and in the field of nutrition. PND 11/19/10
45-10 Application and Early Stage Development of Emerging Technologies in Cancer Research (R21) (NIH)
This Funding Opportunity Announcement solicits grant applications that propose exploratory research projects on the initial application of emerging analytical technologies as laboratory or clinical tools. An emerging technology is defined as one that has passed the initial developmental stage, but has not yet been evaluated within the context of its intended use. Projects proposed in response to this FOA should have the potential to produce a major impact in a broad area of cancer-relevant research. This FOA solicits R21 applications that have high potential impact and allows for an element of technical risk; preliminary data are not required. This FOA runs in parallel with another FOA of identical scientific scope, RFA-CA-10-004, that solicits applications under the NIH Application R33 grant mechanism. RFA-CA-10-003 (NIHG 10/30/09)
45-11 Limited Competition: Fogarty International Research Collaboration-- Basic Biomedical (FIRCA-BB) Research Award (R03) (NIH)
This FOA facilitates collaborative basic biomedical research between scientists supported by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and investigators in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) Special consideration will be given to proposed research that addresses significant global health problems, particularly those of high relevance to a LMIC or region, and that includes research capacity building as a major aim of the proposed project. PAR-11-036 (NIHG 11/19/10)
45-12 Limited Competition: Fogarty International Research Collaboration--Behavioral and Social Sciences (FIRCA-BSS) Research Award (R03) (NIH)
This FOA facilitates collaborative collaborative behavioral and social sciences research between scientists supported by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and investigators in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). Special consideration will be given to proposed research that addresses significant global health problems, (particularly those of high relevance to a LMIC country or region) and that includes research capacity building as a major aim of the proposed project. PAR-11-037 (NIHG 11/19/10)
The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) and the National Institute of Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) are interested in receiving applications to supplement new investigators who have, or have a commitment of support to conduct research in basic or clinical alcohol or drug abuse research from funding sources other than NIH (e.g. private foundation). The primary goal of this Support Opportunity for Addiction Research (SOAR) is for new investigators to leverage existing research programs in order to strengthen, possibly expand, and/or further develop alcohol, drug abuse, and co-morbidity research. RFA-DA-11-010 (NIHG 11/12/10)