May 6, 2011 (Vol. 20, No. 17)

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 President for Research, is the internal coordinator for limited submission programs. Please notify him at 785-532-6195, email:, 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:


17-1 Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program for Faculty and Professionals (CIES)

The core Fulbright Scholar Program sends 800 U.S. faculty and professionals abroad each year. Grantees lecture and conduct research in a wide variety of academic and professional fields. The Fulbright Program is sponsored by the United States Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. Generally speaking, Fulbright grants are budgeted to cover travel and living costs in-country for the grantee and his/her accompanying dependents. (TGA 5/11)

Deadline: 8/1/2011

17-2 NLM Express Research Grants in Biomedical Informatics (R01) (NIH)

The National Library of Medicine supports research grants that advance the science of biomedical informatics. Informatics is concerned with the optimal organization, management, dissemination and use of information. Biomedical informatics can be defined as the intersection of computer and information sciences with an applications domain such as health care, public health, basic biomedical research, or clinical translational research. PAR-11-208 (NIHG 4/29/11)

Deadline: 6/5/2011, 10/5/2011, 2/5/2012

17-3 Visiting Fellowships (East-West)

East-West Center Visiting Fellowships program enables scholars to undertake research and publication during the academic year 2011-2012 in collaboration with EWC staff on an independent research project related to one of the four Research Program Study areas: 1) Politics, Governance and Security; 2) Economics; 3) Population and Health; and 4) Environmental Change, Vulnerability and Governance *OR* One of the following research themes: a) An Interdisciplinary Framework for Emerging Infectious Disease (EID) Risk Assessment; b) Assessing Marker-based Environmental Policy Instruments in Asia; c) Assessing Risk from Vegetation Fires; d) Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation in the Asia-Pacific Region; e) Migration and Resource Management; f) Changes in the Strategic Environment of Northeast Asia; g) China's Capitalist Transition; h) Deepening Democracy in South Asia: Issues and Trends; i) Rapidly Falling Fertility in Asia; j) Population Aging and the Generational Economy. (TGA 4/11)

Deadline: 7/31/2011

17-4 Antarctic Research (NSF)

Scientific research and operational support of that research are the principal activities supported by the United States Government in Antarctica. The goals are to expand fundamental knowledge of the region, to foster research on global and regional problems of current scientific importance, and to use Antarctica as a platform from which to support research. The U.S. Antarctic Program provides support for fieldwork only when a compelling justification exists for doing the work in Antarctica. The program also supports Antarctic-related analytical research performed at home organizations. NSF 11-532

Deadline: 7/6/2011

17-5 Countermeasures Against Chemical Threats (CounterACT) Cooperative Research Projects (U01) (NIH)

This FOA encourages grant applications for Countermeasures Against Chemical Threats (CounterACT) Cooperative Research Projects (U01s). This mission of the CounterACT U01 program is to develop new and improved therapeutics for chemical threats. Chemical threats are toxic chemicals that could be used in a terrorist attack or accidentally released from industrial production, storage, or shipping. They include traditional chemical warfare nerve agents such as sarin and VX, and toxic industrial chemicals and pesticides such as cyanide, chlorine, parathion, and sodium fluoroacetate. PAR-11-155 (NIHG 3/18/11)

Deadline: Letters of Intent 8/15/2011; Applications 9/14/2011


17-6 Humanities Collections and Reference Resources (NEH)

The Humanities Collections and Reference Resources program support projects that provide an essential foundation for scholarship, education and public programming in the humanities. Thousands of libraries, archives, museums, and historical organizations across the country maintain important collections of books and manuscripts, photographs, sound recordings and moving images, archaeological and ethnographic artifacts, art and material culture, and digital objects. Funding from this program strengthens efforts to extend the life of such materials and make their intellectual content widely accessible, often through the use of digital technology. 20110720-PW (GG 4/6/11)

Deadline: 7/20/2011


17-7 Relation Between Education and Social Opportunity (Spencer)

The Spencer Foundation provides funding for research projects that study education in the United States and abroad. The foundation seeks to shed light on the role education plays in reducing economic and social inequalities--as well as, sometimes, reinforcing them--and to find ways to more fully realize education's potential to promote more equal opportunity. The foundation's interests extend to studies that examine ways in which differences in educational experiences (including quality and character of schooling as well as number of years in school) translate into differences in employment, earning, and civic and social outcomes. (COS)

Deadline: 7/8/2011


17-8 Earth Sciences: Instrumentation and Facilities (EAR/IF) (NSF)

The Instrumentation and Facilities Program in the Division of Earth Sciences (EAR/IF) supports meritorious requests for infrastructure that promotes research and education in areas supported by the Division. EAR/IF will consider proposals for: 1) Acquisition or Upgrade of Research Equipment that will advance laboratory and field investigations, and student research training opportunities in the Earth sciences. 2) Development of New Instrumentation, Analytical Techniques or Software that will extend current research and research training capabilities in the Earth Sciences. 3) Support of National or Regional Multi-User Facilities that will make complex and expensive instruments or systems of instruments broadly available to the Earth sciences research and student communities. 4) Support for Early Career Investigators. Proposals for Acquisition or Upgrade of Research Equipment will not be accepted until July 26, 2012. Post July 26, 2012, proposals for Acquisition or Upgrade of Research Equipment will be accepted at any time. NSF 11-544

Deadline: Open

17-9 Mentoring Through Critical Transition Points in the Mathematical Sciences (MCTP) (NSF)

The long-range goal of the Division of Mathematical Sciences (DMS) Workforce program is to increase the number of well-prepared U.S. citizens, nationals, and permanent residents who pursue careers in the mathematical sciences and in other NSF-supported disciplines. The Mentoring Through Critical Transition Points in the Mathematical Sciences (MCTP) activity is part of the Workforce Program. MCTP supports education through research involvement of cohorts of trainees at specific stages of professional development that have been identified as crucial to career success. NSF 11-542

Deadline: 7/20/2011, 6/5/2012

17-10 EarthScope (NSF)

EarthScope is an Earth science program to explore the 4-dimensional structure of the North American continent. The EarthScope Program provides a framework for broad, integrated studies across the Earth sciences, including research on fault properties and the earthquake process, strain transfer, magmatic and hydrous fluids in the crust and mantle, plate boundary processes, large-scale continental deformation, continental structure and evolution, and composition and structure of the deep Earth. In addition, EarthScope offers a centralized forum for Earth science education at all levels and an excellent opportunity to develop cyberinfrastructure to integrate, distribute, and analyze diverse data sets. This Solicitation calls for single or collaborative proposals to conduct scientific research associated with the EarthScope Facility and support activities that further the scientific and educational goals of Earthscope. NSF 11-535

Deadline: 7/16/2011, 7/16/2012


17-11 Rural Health and Safety Education Competitive Grants Program (USDA)

For FY 2011, the Rural Health and Safety Education Programs will focus on issues related to individual and family health in one or more of the following areas: 1) Analysis or education regarding the impact of societal factors (e.g., income, education, unemployment/employment security, social exclusion, food security/insecurity, housing quality, health insurance coverage) on health among rural farm families; 2) Analysis or education regarding health literacy or health disparities in access and usage of health services or of health conditions and their respective impact on health status of rural and farm families; and/or 3) Related issues of health promotion and health care to rural individuals and families. USDA-NIFA-RHSE-003441 (GG 5/2/11)

Deadline: 7/1/2011

17-12 Peer Reviewed Medical Research Program (PRMRP) (DOD)

The vision of the FY11 PRMRP is to improve the health and well-being of all military service members, veterans, and beneficiaries. The FY11 PRMRP seeks applications in laboratory, clinical, behavioral, and epidemiologic research as well as public health and policy; environmental sciences; nursing; occupational health; alternative therapies; ethics; and economics. The FY11 PRMRP topic areas are: Chronic fatigue syndrome; Chronic migraine and post-traumatic headache; Drug abuse; Dystonia; Epidermolysis bullosa; Epilepsy; Fragile X syndrome; Inflammatory bowel disease; Interstitial cystitis; Listeria vaccine for infectious disease; Lupus; Neuroblastoma; Osteoporosis and related bone disease; Paget's disease; Pancreatitis; Pheochromocytoma; Polycystic kidney disease; Posttraumatic osteoarthritis; Scleroderma; Social work research; and Tinnitus.

Deadline: Preapplications 6/14/2011; Applications 7/5/2011

17-13 Biomarkers of Infection-Associated Cancers (R01) (NIH)

This FOA, issued by the National Cancer Institute (NCI) and the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR), of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), encourages the submission of Research Project Grant (R01) applications from institutions and organizations that propose to identify biomarkers for cancers where the etiology of the disease is attributed to infectious agents. PA-11-158 (NIHG 3/18/11)

Deadline: 6/5/2011, 10/5/2011, 2/5/2012

17-14 Systems Approach to Immunity and Inflammation (U19) (NIH)

The primary objective of this program is to use a systems biology approach to develop a comprehensive understanding of innate or adaptive immune responses to infection with and/or vaccination against one or more pathogenic microbes, with a focus on NIAID Emerging/Re-emerging Pathogens of concern to human health. The initiative will support quantitative analyses that will identify and measure dynamic networks regulating immune responses. The basis of the research program will be genome wide screens of mutant mice for identification of key regulatory immune response genes. The studies will be complemented by detailed genomics, proteomics, computational biology and bioinformatics approaches that focus on transcriptional regulation and signaling mechanisms. Investigators will analyze a subset of the newly discovered murine immune regulatory genes in human correlation studies. RFA-AI-11-017 (NIHG 3/25/11)