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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: email@example.com, by the Internal due date listed in the Funding Bulletin (FB 4-1) 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:
This solicitation aims at introducing nanoscale science, engineering, and technology through a variety of interdisciplinary approaches into undergraduate engineering education. The focus of this year's competition is on nanoscale engineering education with relevance to devices and systems and/or on the societal, ethical, economic, and/or environmental issues relevant to nanotechnology. Only one proposal may be submitted by a US academic institution, College/Department of Engineering or College/Department of Engineering Technology as the lead institution with the following exception: A US academic institution may submit a second proposal as the lead institution, only if it is focused on the societal, ethical, economic and/or environmental issues relevant to nanotechnology. NSF 11-524
4-2 Dear Colleague Letter: US-China Collaborative Research in Advanced Sensors and Bio-inspired Technology (ASBIT) Opportunity (NSF)
The U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF) and the National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC) jointly seek to enhance opportunities for collaborative activity between US and Chinese investigators and intend to jointly support transformative, cross-disciplinary, collaborative research on Advanced Sensors and Bio-Inspired Technologies (ASBIT). For the support of the US portion of the collaborative research, requests for supplemental funding to existing NSF grants will be accepted by the Civil, Mechanical and Manufacturing Innovation (CMMI) and/or Chemical, Bioengineering, Environmental, and Transport Systems (CBET) Divisions of NSF's Directorate for Engineering (ENG). NSF 11-024
The National Aeronautic and Space Administration (NASA) Johnson Space Center is releasing a NASA Research Announcement (NRA), for Ground-based Studies for the Space Radiation Program Element (SPRE) in the area of Space Radiation Biology utilizing beams of high energy ions simulating space radiation at the NASA Space Radiation Laboratory (NSRL) at Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL) in Upton, New York. NNJ11ZSA001N (GG 1/13/11)
The Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship Program seeks to encourage talented science, technology, engineering, and mathematics majors and professionals to become K-12 mathematics and science teachers. The Noyce Scholarship Track provides funds to institutions of higher education to support scholarships, stipends, and academic programs for undergraduate STEM majors and post-baccalaureate students holding STEM degrees who earn a teaching credential and commit to teaching in high-need K-12 school districts. The NSF Teaching Fellowship/Master Teaching Fellowship Track supports STEM professionals who enroll as NSF Teaching Fellows in master's degree programs leading to teacher certification by providing academic courses, professional development, and salary supplements while they are fulfilling a four-year teaching commitment in a high need school district. This track also supports the development of NSF Master Teaching Fellows by providing professional development and salary supplements for exemplary mathematics and science teachers to become Master Teachers in high need school districts. Each track supports Capacity Building Projects to develop the capacity for institutions to provide innovative teacher preparation programs to enable increasing numbers of STEM majors and STEM professionals to become effective K-12 mathematics and science teachers and to develop the capacity to prepare Master science and mathematics teachers. NSF 11-517 (GG 12/13/10)
The ITEST program responds to current concerns and projections about the growing demand for science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) professionals in the U.S. and seeks solutions to help ensure the breadth and depth of the STEM workforce. ITEST supports the development, implementation, testing, and scale-up of implementation models. It also supports research studies to address questions that point to solutions for building a strong, competent STEM workforce. ITEST projects must include students and may include teachers. The target audience is kindergarten through high school age, and projects may focus on any content area related to the STEM workforce. Projects that explore the impact of robotics competitions are of special interest; specifically, ITEST is placing emphasis on proposals to design and implement robotics competitions, and to study their effectiveness as a means of engaging students in learning STEM content and 21st Century skills. Three types of projects are invited: 1) Scale-up projects implement and test models that prepare students for the STEM and information and communications technology (ICT) workforce of the future in a large-scale setting, such as a state or national level; 2) Strategies projects are targeted at students and/or teachers. These projects design, implement, and evaluate models for classroom, after-school, summer, virtual, and/or year-round learning experiences; and 3) Research projects enrich the understanding of issues related to growing the STEM workforce. NSF 11-525
EPA is making approximately $2 million available in 2011 to reduce pollution at the local level through the Community Action for a Renewed Environment (CARE) program. CARE is a community-based program that works with county and local governments, tribes, non-profit organizations and universities to help the public understand and reduce toxic risks from numerous sources. Please note that due to appropriation law concerns, until Congress provides separate authorization, EPA can only award CARE Level II cooperative agreements to applicants that have already received CARE Level I cooperative agreements.
The Mathematics of Sensing, Exploitation, and Execution Broad Agency Announcement seeks proposals that formulate and develop new mathematical principles underpinning a unified approach to sensor data collection, analysis and follow-on action. DARPA-BAA-11-28 (GG 1/10/11)
This Funding Opportunity Announcement, from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), solicits Research Project Grant (R01) applications from institutions/organizations that propose to conduct research to reduce health disparities among minority and underserved children. Specifically, this initiative focuses on ethnic and racial minority children and underserved populations of children such as: children from low literacy, rural and low-income populations, geographically isolated children, hearing and visually impaired children, physically or mentally disabled children, children of migrant workers, children from immigrant and refugee families, and language minority children. Specific targeted areas of research include biobehavioral studies that incorporate multiple factors that influence child health disparities such as biological, lifestyle factors, environmental (physical and family environments), social, economic, institutional, and cultural and family influences; studies that target the specific health promotion needs of children with a known illness and/or disability; and studies that test and evaluate the comparative effectiveness of health promotion interventions conducted in traditional and nontraditional settings. PA-11-104 (NIHG 1/28/11)
Healthy Eating Research: Building Evidence to Prevent Childhood Obesity, a national program of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, is designed to build research on environmental and policy strategies with strong potential to promote healthy eating among children, especially among lower-income and racial and ethnic populations at highest risk for obesity. Findings are expected to advance RWJF's efforts to reverse the childhood obesity epidemic by 2015. This Call for Proposals is for three types of awards aimed at providing key decision- and policy-makers with evidence to reverse the childhood obesity epidemic. Proposals are invited for Round Six grants, rapid-response grants, and RWJF New Connections grants awarded through the Healthy Eating Research program. PND 1/27/11
The Johnson Center for Basic Cancer Research supports and enhances cancer-related research and training at K-State. Faculty performing cancer-relevant research are invited to become affiliated researchers and apply for various awards. Innovative Research Awards provide seed money to gather preliminary data crucial for future major grant proposals. Faculty Equipment Awards provide funds for new equipment. Travel Awards are provided to affiliates in modest amounts for travel to learn new scientific techniques or visit collaborators at other institutions. Awards for graduate student travel and summer stipends are also available.
This FOA, issued by the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS), solicits grant applications from institutions/organizations to develop and test plausible hypotheses that relate dietary factors to the development or progression of toxicant-induced diseases. The ultimate goal of this research program is to produce new research findings that will expand our understanding of how environmental toxicants and diet/nutrition interact to influence human health and enable the development of effective primary prevention and intervention strategies to mitigate environmentally-induced diseases. RFA-ES-11-002 (NIHG 1/21/11)
Institutions may carry out the activities of this grant through for example, college health/wellness/counseling centers, college and university psychological services centers, mental/behavioral health centers, psychological training clinics, academic departments or institutions of higher education-supported, evidence-based mental health and substance abuse programs. The activities of this grant may be carried out with the engagement of student-run services such as student organizations and/or student government councils. I SM-11-002 (GG 12/28/10)
The Johnson Center for Basic Cancer Research at K-State supports students and post-doctoral fellows wishing to participate in cancer-related laboratory research. Graduate students and post-doctoral fellows working with affiliated researchers may apply via their faculty mentors for Travel Awards to attend professional meetings or workshops. Faculty may also apply for summer stipends for their graduate students. Undergraduate cancer research awards can be applied for in the fall.