May 25, 2012 (Vol. 21, No. 20)

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: guikema@ksu.edu, 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:

GENERAL

20-1 FY 2012 - 2013 Broad Agency Announcement (BAA) (DOC)

The purpose of this notice is to request applications for special projects and programs associated with NOAA's strategic plan and mission goals, as well as to provide the general public with information and guidelines on how NOAA will select proposals and administer discretionary Federal assistance under this Broad Agency Announcement (BAA). This BAA is a mechanism to encourage research, education and outreach, innovative projects, or sponsorships that are not addressed through our competitive discretionary programs. NOAA-NFA-NFAPO-2012-2003133 (GG 12/1/11)

Deadline: 9/30/2013

20-2 Innovative Biosynthetic Pathways to Advanced Biofuels (DOE)

The Biomass Program has recently developed Critical Technology Goals (CTG) related to a) converting biomass into processable sugars or other fractionation products and b) upgrading those processable sugars or biomass fractions into products such as advanced biofuels. The focus of this FOA is found in these two topic areas: Topic Area 1- Intermediate Production: Innovative synthetic biological approaches to the cost-effective fractionation of lignocellulosic biomass, both terrestrial and aquatic, into processable components such as fermentable sugars, modified lignin suitable for conversion to higher value materials, and oligomeric sugar fractions or biopolymers that are more easily converted to monomers for further processing. Topic Area 2- Intermediate Transformations: Innovative synthetic biological approaches to the cost-effective and high yield conversion of processable component fractions into advanced biofuels and high-energy impact bioproducts. DE-FOA-0000719 (GG 5/24/12)

Deadline: Letters of Intent 6/21/2012; Applications 7/10/2012

20-3 Research Initiatives at the Naval Postgraduate School (NPS)

The Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) is interested in receiving proposals for research initiatives that offer potential for advancement and improvement in the NPS core mission of graduate education and research. Readers should note that this is an announcement to declare NPS's solicitation in competitive funding of meritorious research initiatives across a spectrum of science and engineering, business, politics and public/foreign policy, operational and informational sciences, and interdisciplinary disciplines that support the NPS' graduate education and research mission. Prior to preparing proposals, potential offerors are strongly encouraged to contact an NPS point of contact (POC) whose program and research efforts best match the Offeror's field of interest. NPS-BAA-12-004 (GG 5/15/12)

Deadline: 5/14/2013

20-4 Enhancing Access to the Radio Spectrum (EARS) (NSF)

The National Science Foundation's Directorates for Mathematical and Physical Sciences (MPS), Engineering (ENG), Computer and Information Science and Engineering (CISE), and Social, Behavioral, and Economic Sciences (SBE) are coordinating efforts to identify bold new concepts with the potential to contribute to significant improvements in the efficiency of radio spectrum utilization, and in the ability for traditionally underserved Americans to benefit from current and future wireless-enabled goods and services. EARS seeks to fund innovative collaborative research that transcends the traditional boundaries of existing programs, such as research that spans disciplines covered by two or more of the participating NSF directorates. NSF 12-546 (GG 5/14/12)

Deadline: 6/14/2012

20-5 Advancing Informal STEM Learning (AISL) (NSF)

The Advancing Informal STEM Learning (AISL) solicitation invites investigators to propose ideas, concepts, models, and other opportunities for learning and learning environments that will capture the creative and innovative potential of informal STEM learning for the future, and potentially forge new connections across all STEM learning communities. Leveraging new and emerging technologies, STEM learning can now be located and situated wherever the learner is and customized to meet the learner's educational needs. New interdisciplinary collaborations and partnerships for informal learning among academia, industry, and government can greatly advance our nation's goals to produce a scientifically and technologically literate population and workforce. NSF 12-560

Deadline: Preliminary Proposals 8/14/2012; Proposals 1/14/2013

AGRICULTURE

20-6 Integrated Forest Products Research Program (USDA)

The intent of this program is to stimulate the generation of new knowledge and transfer technologies that are necessary to balance the sustainable use of U.S. forest resources to maintain a vigorous, globally competitive domestic forest products industry. The FPR is uniquely designed to address the varying needs and opportunities of the different regions of the country but within a national needs framework. It is specifically designed to respond to current and emerging wood utilization issues, create new and improved value-added products, and provide technical information for the production of cross laminated timber from our Nations wood supply, which are critical to the sustainability of the national economy. USDA-NIFA-SRGP-003808 (GG 5/24/12)

Deadline: 7/6/2012

ARTS & HUMANITIES

20-7 America's Media Makers (NEH)

America's Media Makers (AMM) grants support the following formats: interactive digital media; film and television projects; and radio projects. Interactive digital media may be websites, games, mobile applications, virtual environments, streaming video, or podcasts. Film and television projects may be single programs that address or a series that addresses significant figures, events, or developments and draw their content from humanities scholarship. They must be intended for national distribution. Radio projects may involve single programs, limited series, or segments within an ongoing program vehicle. They may also develop new humanities content to augment existing radio programming or add greater historical background or humanities analysis to the subjects of existing programs. They may be intended for regional or national distribution. 20120815-TD (GG 5/23/12)

Deadline: 8/15/2012

EDUCATION

20-8 Undergraduate International Studies and Foreign Language (UISFL) Program (ED)

The Department of Education UISFL program provides grants to strengthen and improve undergraduate instruction in international studies and foreign languages. (GG 5/15/12) ED-GRANTS-051412-003

Deadline: 6/29/2012

ENGINEERING, MATHEMATICS & PHYSICAL SCIENCES

20-9 Advanced Computational and Modeling Research for the Electric Power System (DOE)

The objective of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to leverage scientific advancements in mathematics and computation for application to power system models and software tools, with the long-term goal of enabling real-time protection and control based on wide-area sensor measurements. Specifically, this FOA focuses on two foundational research challenges: 1) handling of large data sets to improve suitability for operational (and/or planning) models and analysis; and 2) faster than real-time simulations that improve understanding of system dynamics to help guide operational decision-making. DE-FOA-00000729 (GG 5/22/12)

Deadline: 7/5/2012

20-10 ROSES 2012: Remote Sensing of Water Quality (NASA)

Water is the foundation of life on Earth. Water supply is a critical aspect of human society, enabling a wide range of recreational, social, and economic activities. Entrained in these activities is water quality: that the water to be used by human beings, society, ecosystems, etc., is of an appropriate characteristic or property for use. Threatening the aquatic environments are global climatic changes and episodic environmental events that have significant impacts on water quality and availability. Satellite observations of rivers, streams, and coastal and global ocean, as well as terrestrial and atmospheric processes are needed to understand what Earth System processes impact water quality. It is critical to identify event-scale phenomena (e.g., hurricanes, their frequency and intensity) and their impact on water availability and quality. NNH12ZDA001N-WATER (GG 5/18/12)

Deadline: Notices of Intent 6/21/2012; Proposals 8/22/2012

20-11 Advanced Computational and Modeling Research for the Electric Power System (DOE)

The objective of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to leverage scientific advancements in mathematics and computation for application to power system models and software tools, with the long-term goal of enabling real-time protection and control based on wide-area sensor measurements. Specifically, this FOA focuses on two foundational research challenges: 1) handling of large data sets to improve suitability for operational (and/or planning) models and analysis; and 2) faster than real-time simulations that improve understanding of system dynamics to help guide operational decision-making. DE-FOA-0000729 (GG 5/22/12)

Deadline: 7/5/2012

HEALTH & LIFE SCIENCES

20-12 Research Education Program for Laboratory Animal Medicine Veterinarians (R25) (NIH)

This funding opportunity announcement issued by the Office of Research Infrastructure Programs (ORIP), Division of Program Coordination, Planning, and Strategic Initiatives (DPCPSI), Officer of the Director, NIH, solicits Research Education Grant (R25) applications to provide research education for veterinarians interested in pursuing a career in Laboratory Animal Medicine (LAM). The objective is to prepare veterinarians to be competent and proficient in the field of Laboratory Animal Medicine in support of biomedical investigations with emphasis on performing collaborative research, and development and maintenance of animal models in support of translational research activities. RFA-OD-12-006 (NIHG 5/18/12)

Deadline: 7/18/2012

20-13 NIGMS National Centers for Systems Biology (P50) (NIH)

The National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS) invites grant applications from institutions/organizations proposing to establish Centers of Excellence in Systems Biology. The goal of this initiative is to promote pioneering research, research training, education, and outreach programs focused on systems-level inquiries of biomedical phenomena within the NIGMS mission. PAR-12-187 (NIHG 5/18/12)

Deadline: Letters of Intent 9/23/2012, 9/23/2013; Applications 10/23/2012, 10/32/13

INTERNATIONAL

20-14 Fulbright Scholar Program Expansion in Brazil (CIES)

The governments of the United States and Brazil, through the U.S.-Brazil Fulbright Commission, are expanding teaching and research exchange opportunities for mid-career researchers and senior faculty in the U.S. in the areas of science, technology and innovation through the new Fulbright-Science Without Borders Core Scholar and Distinguished Chair awards. U.S. scholars will be affiliated with top Brazilian universities and research centers in the areas of specialization, fostering increased cooperation and institutional collaboration between applied researchers in the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). Proficiency in Portuguese or Spanish is not required for Fulbright-Science Without Borders applicants. A new Postdoctoral Research award designed for early career candidates from any discipline of study, will allow scholars to conduct research in support of their professional development while advancing the scholarly mission of the hosting institution. Other opportunities for U.S. academics and professionals include a Social Sciences and Humanities award, as well as four Distinguished Chair awards in: American Studies; Environmental Sciences and Engineering; Oil and Gas Sciences and Engineering; and Visual Arts.

Deadline: 8/1/2012