December 2, 2011 (Vol. 20, 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 (FB 45-3, 45-7 ) 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 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, 2013, or 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, 2013. Only projects with research in areas that are funded by the NSF and related to the current Kansas NSF EPSCoR focus of climate and energy are eligible for First Awards.
Grant Opportunities for Academic Liaison with Industry (GOALI) promotes university-industry partnerships by making project funds or fellowships/traineeships available to support an eclectic mix of industry-university linkages. Special interest is focused on affording the opportunity for: Faculty, postdoctoral fellows, and students to conduct research and gain experience in an industrial setting; Industrial scientists and engineers to bring industry's perspective and integrative skills to academe; and Interdisciplinary university-industry teams to conduct research projects. This solicitation targets high-risk/high-gain research with a focus on fundamental research, new approaches to solving generic problems, development of innovative collaborative industry-university educational programs, and direct transfer of new knowledge between academe and industry. GOALI seeks to fund transformative research that lies beyond that which industry would normally fund. NSF 12-513
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is soliciting proposals from eligible applicants for projects that will contribute to improved water quality in urban areas. The goal of the Urban Waters Small Grants is to fund research, studies, training, and demonstration projects that will advance the restoration of urban waters by improving water quality through activities that also support community revitalization and other local priorities. In general, projects should promote a comprehensive understanding of local water quality issues; identify and support activities that address these issues at the local level; engage, educate and empower communities surrounding the urban water body; and benefit surrounding communities including those that have been adversely impacted by the water pollution issues affecting the urban water body. Under this competition, only one proposal can be submitted per applicant. EPA-OW-IO-12-01
45-4 NIA MSTEM: Advancing Diversity in Aging Research (ADAR) through Undergraduate Education (R25) (NIH)
This funding opportunity announcement (FOA) issued by the National Institute on Aging (NIA), encourages institutional Research Education Grant (R25) applications from institutions that propose creative and innovative research education programs to diversify the workforce in aging by: 1) supporting undergraduate competency and completion in medicine, science, technology, engineering and mathematics ((MSTEM), as they relate to aging and, also, by 2) application and transition to graduate study that advances a cadre of students from diverse backgounds into NIA MSTEM fields. The interests of the NIA span biological, biomedical, behavioral, clinical and social sciences research across the lifespan with a focus on processes of aging through midlife and into old age. PAR-12-016 (NIHG 11/18/11)
45-5 Accelerating the Integration and Translation of Technologies to Characterize Biological Processes at the Single Cell Level (R01) (NIH)
This NIH Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA), supported by funds from the NIH Common Fund, invites applications for R01 awards that will accelerate the translation of promising technologies for single cell analysis from prototype into practice, by taking them through the downstream development and validation process and establishing them as robust, well-characterized tools ready to transform our understanding of cell-level heterogeneity in a wide variety of clinical and research settings. Awards will focus on supporting multidisciplinary teams that apply an integrative, quantitative approach to developing these technologies so they fulfill a critical unmet need by offering compelling advantages to end-users, but can be applied to multiple types of cell populations. It is expected that applications will have well-defined goal(s) with intermediate quantitative milestones. RFA-RM-11-015 (NIHG 11/23/11)
The primary focus of the FY2012 HEL MRI is to enhance the capabilities of US institutions of higher education to perform fundamental science and engineering research related to lasers, optics, laser interaction physics, and relevant advanced concepts. There are eight major topic areas for the FY2012 HEL MRI. The specific research topic descriptions are: FEL-1: Investigate methods to improve free electron laser; GL-1: Optically and electrically pumped gas lasers; SSL-1: Novel Fiber Lasers; SSL-2: Novel laser gain materials; SSL-3: Non-linear optics (NLO) effects modeling and material development; BC-1: Robust optics in adverse environments; BC-2: Propagation through the low atmosphere; and BC-3: Airborne aero-optic aberration measurement and prediction. W911NF-12-R-0003 (GG 2/21/11)
The Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Awards Program supports the research and teaching careers of talented young faculty in the chemical sciences. Based on institutional nominations, the program provides discretionary funding to faculty at an early stage in their careers. Criteria for selection include an independent body of scholarship attained within the first five years of their appointment as independent researchers, and a demonstrated commitment to education, signaling the promise of continuing outstanding contributions to both research and teaching. The program is open to academic institutions in the States, Districts, and Territories of the United States of America that grant a bachelor's or higher degree in the chemical sciences, including biochemistry, materials chemistry, and chemical engineering. Nominees must hold a full-time tenure-track academic appointment, and are normally expected to have been appointed no earlier than mid-year 2006. Awardees are from Ph.D. granting departments in which scholarly research is a principal activity. Undergraduate education is an important component of the nominee's activities. Only one nominee per institution is allowed. (TGA 11/11)
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 collaborations to advance these goals within the global context. NSF 12-516
The National Institute of Nursing Research (NINR) seeks to stimulate research that will increase the understanding of the genomic mechanisms associated with development and repair of chronic wounds (wounds that have not proceeded through a reparative process in three months), and to develop and test genomic-based interventions aimed at preventing chronic wounds and/or expediting the healing process. It is anticipated that the findings from this research will expand the body of knowledge needed to identify individuals at the highest risk for developing chronic wounds and to inform the search for customized therapeutics and interventions tailored to an individual's genomic profile. RFA-NR-12-002 (NIHG 11/18/11)
The goal of this funding opportunity announcement (FOA) is to support pre-clinical development of new therapies aimed at modifying the behavioral symptoms in Alzheimer's disease (AD); or delaying the onset or slowing the progression of AD, mild cognitive impairment (MCI), or age-related cognitive decline. This program is specifically directed at projects focused on the optimization of therapeutic leads with demonstrated activity against an intended disease target. Projects must be sufficiently advanced that an IND or IDE application to the FDA can be submitted by the end of the funding period. The program does not support early-stage therapeutic discovery activities such as high throughput screening. The program also excludes clinical research and basic, mechanistic research. PAR-12-015 (NIHG 11/18/11)
This NIH Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA), supported by funds from the NIH Common Fund and participating NIH Institute(s) and Center(s), invites applications for the development of human multi-cellular models that can replicate aspects of human organ physiology. Disease pathogenesis, cell-type diversity, genomic complexity, monitoring of cell to cell and cell to matrix interactions and microenvironment regulation are key aspects to be addressed by these model systems. The multi-cellular architecture will represent characteristics of the organ being modeled and will demonstrate reproducible cellular signatures and functional outputs under physiological conditions. It is anticipated that these human cell/tissue models could lead to the development and commercialization of cellular 3D modules that would eventually become part of larger organ systems targeted for rapid and high fidelity safety and efficacy evaluation of candidate therapeutics. RFA-RM-12-001 (NIHG 11/23/11)