May 20, 2011 (Vol. 20, No. 18)

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18-1 Dear Colleague Letter: Supplemental Opportunity for Research Experiences for Veterans (REV ) (NSF)

The National Science Foundation recognizes that Veterans represent a potential underutilized workforce for America's research and industrial communities. The Industrial Innovation and Partnership Division (IIP) of the Engineering Directorate (ENG) at the National Science Foundation (NSF) is now accepting supplemental requests to conduct Research Experiences for Veterans (REV) The proposed REVs will afford Veterans an opportunity to intern either at an active Industry/University Cooperative Research Center (I/UCRC) university site, or at an active I/UCRC member company. NSF 11-054

Deadline: 6/3/2011

18-2 Alcohol Education Project Grants (R25) (NIH)

The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) supports research programs to advance understanding of the biological and behavioral process involved in the development, expression, and consequences of alcoholism and other alcohol-related problems. The Institute also supports prevention, treatment, and health services research on alcohol abuse and alcoholism. A part of the NIAAA mission is the dissemination of new knowledge acquired from alcohol research to diverse audiences, including scientists, educators, clinicians, and other health and social service providers, patients and their families, professionals within the criminal justice system, and the general public. This FOA identifies the research activity on alcohol education of Health professions that NIAAA will consider for award through Education grants (R25). PAR -11-205 (NIHG 4/29/11)

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

18-3 Virtual Reality Technologies for Research and Education in Obesity and Diabetes (R01) (NIH)

The purpose of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to encourage submission of hypothesis-testing research applications that capitalize on the unique capabilities of Virtual Reality (VR) technologies to visualize outcomes, teach, motivate, and to extend the health care and learning environments, in order to foster desirable eating, physical activity, self-care, and other health-related behaviors necessary for prevention and management of obesity and diabetes. Of highest interest are well-designed multidisciplinary projects drawing on expertise in VR technologies and biomedical behavioral and pedagogical sciences. The overall goal is to develop the potential of VR technologies as research tools for behavioral science-oriented studies in diabetes and obesity, and as practical tools for clinical and public health-level prevention and management of obesity and diabetes. PA-11-211 (NIHG 5/13/11)

Deadline: 6/5/2011, 11/5/2011, 2/5/2012


18-4 Integrated Research, Education, and Extension Competitive Grants Program--National Integrated Food Safety Initiative (NIFA)

"The purpose of the National Integrated Food Safety Initiative is to support food safety projects that demonstrate an integrated approach to solving problems in applied food safety research, education, or extension. Various models for integration of applied research, education, and extension will be considered for funding. Applications describing multi-institutional, multidisciplinary, and multifunctional activities (and combinations thereof) are encouraged. Applications are strongly encouraged to address at least two of the three functional areas of research, education, and extension (i.e., research and extension, research and education, or extension and education). USDA-NIFA-ICGP-003445 (GG 5/16/11)

Deadline: 6/27/2011

18-5 Integrated Research, Education, and Extensive Competitive Grants Program--Methyl Bromide Transitions (NIFA)

This RFA solicits applications for the Integrated Research, Education, and Extension Competitive Grants Program, Methyl Bromide Transitions (MBT). The MBT seeks to solve critical agricultural issues, priorities, or problems through the integration of research, education, and extension activities. It is designed to address immediate needs that result from the loss of availability of methyl bromide, a pest and disease control tactic that has been critical to agricultural, industrial, natural resource or urban pest management systems. USDA-NIFA-ICGP-003446 (GG 5/12/11)

Deadline: 6/22/2011


18-6 2011 Broad Agency Announcement (Army)

The U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC) has issued a Broad Agency Announcement (BAA) for various research and development topic areas. The ERDC is responsible for conducting research in the broad fields of hydraulics, dredging, coastal engineering, instrumentation, oceanography, remote sensing, geotechnical engineering, earthquake engineering, soil effects, vehicle mobility, self-contained munitions, military engineering, geophysics, pavements, protective structures, aquatic plants, water quality, dredged material, treatment of hazardous waste, wetlands, physical/mechanical/chemical properties of snow and other frozen precipitation, infrastructure and environmental issues for installations, computer science, telecommunications management, energy, facilities maintenance, materials and structures, engineering process, environmental process, land and heritage conservation, and ecological process. W912HZ11BAA02 (GG 5/6/11)

Deadline: 1/1/2012

18-7 DOE EPSCoR Implementation Grant Funding (EPSCoR)

The Department of Energy EPSCoR program has issued a call for proposals for their Implementation Grant Program. As you can see, there is a tight timeline in place, but they were responding to the continuing resolution issues. Only one application per jurisdiction is allowed, and a letter from the state director must accompany the submission. The proposal must be endorsed by James Guikema, Interim DOE Kansas ESPCoR Director, who has asked colleagues from KU and WSU to assist in determining which proposal goes forward. If any group is interested, he needs to submit to Dr. Guikema a letter of intent by May 23rd. Requests must be $1-2.5 Million per year for 3 years (A renewal is possible for another 3 years.) Cost share is not required (but without it, will probably not be fundable.) DE-FOA-0000546

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Deadline: Internal 5/23/2011; DOE Letters of Intent 7/7/2011; Applications 6/23/2011

18-8 Open Manufacturing (DARPA)

The vision of the Open Manufacturing program is to reduce barriers to manufacturing innovation, speed, and affordability of materials, components, and structures. This will be achieved by 1) investing in technologies to enable affordable, rapid, adaptable, energy-efficient manufacturing and fabrication processes, 2) promoting comprehensive manufacturing design, simulation and performance prediction tools, and 3) facilitating exposure to low fiscal and environmental costs. DARPA-BAA-11-54 (GG 5/5/11)

Deadline: 6/23/2011

18-9 ROSES 2011: Advanced Information Systems Technology (NASA)

The objectives of the Advanced Information Systems Technology (AIST) program are to identify, develop, and (where appropriate) demonstrate advanced information system technologies that: Reduce the risk, cost, size, and development time for Earth science space-based and ground-based information systems, Increase the accessibility and utility of science data; and enable new observations and information products. The AIST program is designed to bring information system technologies to a Technology Readiness Level (TRL) that allows integration into existing or future technology/science research and development programs, or infusion into existing or planned subsystems/systems to enable timely and affordable delivery of information to users. NNH11ZDA001N-AIST (GG 5/5/11)

Deadline: Notices of Intent 6/17/2011; Applications 8/12/2011


18-10 Division of Molecular and Cellular Biosciences: Investigator-initiated research projects (MCB) (NSF)

The Division of Molecular and Cellular Biosciences (MCB) supports fundamental research and related activities designed to promote understanding of complex living systems at the molecular, subcellular, and cellular levels. The Division is soliciting proposals for hypothesis-driven and discovery research and related activities in four core clusters: Biomolecular dynamics, structure, and function; Cellular processes; Genetic mechanisms; and networks and regulation. The Division supports research using a range of experimental approaches--including in vivo, in vitro, and in silico strategies--and a broad spectrum of model and non-model organisms, especially microbes and plants. Typical research in areas supported by MCB integrates theory and experimentation. The Division gives high priority to research projects that use theory, methods, and technologies from physical sciences, mathematics, computational sciences, and engineering to address basic biological questions. NSF 11-545 (GG 5/10/11)

Deadline: 9/6/2011, 5/21/2012, 1/28/2013

18-11 Kansas IDeA Network of Biomedical Research Excellence (K-INBRE) Major Starter Grants (KU/NIH)

The mission of the NIH-funded Kansas IdeA Network of Biomedical Research Excellence (Kansas INBRE) grant is to strengthen the ability of Kansas researchers to compete effectively for NIH funds by building a critical mass of junior and senior investigators as well as undergraduates, graduate students and post-doctoral fellows. Within our scientific research theme, Cell and Developmental Biology, focus areas include reproductive and embryonic development, organogenesis, developmental neuroscience, and cellular and developmental pathologies. We are now seeking to identify three new faculty to participate as Major Starter Grant Recipients for the second 2.5 years of this grant. With this message we solicit a one page Letter of Intent from new investigators which summarize a 2.5 year research plan that could be accomplished with an approximate $100,00/year budget.

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Deadline: Letters of Intent 6/15/2011; Applications 7/1/2011

18-12 NIDDK Short-Term Education program for Underrepresented Persons (STEP-UP) (R25) (NIH)

This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) invites applications from institutions to implement and evaluate the NIDDK Short-Term Education Program for Underrepresented Persons (STEP-UP). STEP-UP is a national program designed to provide ten to twelve weeks of summer research education and training for high school and undergraduate students from diverse backgrounds underrepresented in the NIDDK mission areas including diabetes, endocrinology, metabolism, nutrition, obesity, and digestive, liver, urologic, kidney, and hematologic diseases. RFA-DK-11-011 (NIHG 5/13/11)

Deadline: Letters of Intent 6/29/2011; Applications 7/29/2011

18-13 Collaboration Research in Integrative Cancer Biology and the Tumor Microenvironment (U01) (NIH)

With this FOA, the National Cancer Institute (NCI) encourages new collaborative projects between investigators associated with the Integrative Cancer Biology Program (ICBP) or Tumor Microenvironment Network (TMEN) and researchers who are not involved with the program with which they propose to collaborate. This FOA is designed to facilitate new projects in integrative cancer biology and/or tumor microenvironment research and to extend current research conducted in the ICBP and TMEN programs through collaborations with a broader research community. PAR-11-146 (NIHG 3/18/11)