September 14, 2012 (Vol. 21, No. 34)

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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:, 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:


34-1 School-Based Sunflower Trails (SF)

This request for Proposals (RFP) from the Sunflower Foundation is designed to help improve the health of students, faculty, families and communities by offering support to build new or expanded school-based walking trails to increase the opportunity for physical activity. RFP 12-101

Deadline: 11/22/2012

34-2 Secure and Trustworthy Cyberspace (SaTC) (NSF)

Cyberspace has transformed the daily lives of people for the better. The rush to adopt cyberspace, however, has exposed its fragility and vulnerabilities. The National Science and Technology Council with the cooperation of NSF has advanced a broad, coordinated federal strategic plan for cybersecurity research and development to change the game, check the misuses of cyber technology, bolster education and training in cybersecurity, establish a science of cybersecurity, and transition promising cybersecurity research into practice. This program welcomes proposals that address Cybersecurity from a Trustworthy Computing Systems perspective (TWC); a Social, Behavioral and Economic Sciences perspective (SBE); and a Transition to Practice perspective (TPP). In addition, they welcome proposals that integrate research addressing two or more of these perspectives as well as proposals focusing entirely on Cybersecurity Education. Proposals may be submitted in one of the following three categories: Small projects with durations of up to three years; Medium projects with durations of up to four years; Frontier projects with durations of up to five years; and Cybersecurity Education with total budgets limited to $300,000 and durations of up to two years. NSF 12-596

Deadline: Medium 11/30/2012; Education, Small 12/14/2012; Frontier 1/30/2013

34-3 EPA Environmental Education Regional Grants (EPA)

The purpose of the Environmental Education Grants Program is to provide money to support environmental education (EE) projects that increase the public's awareness about environmental issues and provide them with the skills to take responsible actions to protect the environment. Environmental information and outreach may be important elements of EE projects, but these activities by themselves are not environmental education. By itself, environmental information only addresses awareness and knowledge, usually about a particular environmental issue. Outreach involves information dissemination and requests or suggestions for action on a particular issue (often without the critical thinking, problem solving and decision making steps in between). EE covers the range of steps and activities from awareness to action with an ultimate goal of environmental stewardship.EPA-EE-12-01

Deadline: 11/21/2012

34-4 Development of Mathematical Cognition and Reasoning and the Prevention of Math Learning Disabilities (R21) (NIH)

This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is intended to stimulate innovative, multidisciplinary research on the cognitive, neuroplasticity, genetic and environmental factors involved in math learning and learning disabilities. This research will advance our knowledge of the factors that contribute to the development, advancement, and impairment of mathematical cognition, including the ability to apprehend and reason about magnitude, number, temporal and spatial relationships, and concomitantly provide the evidence base to inform the design of effective (i.e., efficacious in real world contexts) interventions for the remediation and/or prevention of mathematical learning disabilities (MLD). PA-12-246 (NIHG 7/27/12)

Deadline: 10/16/2012, 2/16/2013, 6/16/2013


34-5 NEA Research: Art Works, FY 2013 (NEA)

The NEA's strategic plan identifies research as a mission-critical goal--specifically, to promote public knowledge and understanding about the contribution of the arts. Through high-quality research, the NEA will expand opportunities for rigorous research that investigates the value of the U.S. arts ecosystem and the impact of the arts on other domains of American life. The NEA's Office of Research & Analysis (ORA) has identified priorities in support of this overarching research goal, including: 1) Identifying and cultivating new and existing data sources in the arts; 2) Investigating the value of the U.S. arts ecosystem and the impact of the arts on other domains of American life; 3) Elevating the public profile of arts-related research. To help achieve these goals, the ORA has implemented a grants program for research in and about the arts. The NEA will make awards to support research on how art works. The NEA distinguishes between research projects seeking to define value for the U.S. arts sector, and those seeking to demonstrate the arts' impact on American life. Value-oriented research will measure or otherwise clarify one or more components of how Americans participate in the arts. Separately, research on impact will investigate the direct benefits of arts participation on individuals and/or communities. The NEA also will consider strong research proposals measuring the effects of arts participation on broader-level outcomes, such as new forms of self-expression, new outlets for creative activity, and the overall creative and expressive capacity of U.S. society. 2013NEAORA (GG 8/1/12)

Deadline: 11/6/2012

34-6 Rome Prize (AAR)

A program of the American Academy in Rome, the Rome Prize is annually awarded to thirty emerging artists and scholars in the early or middle stages of their careers who exemplify the highest standard of excellence in arts and humanities scholarship. Fellows are chosen from the disciplines of architecture, design, historic preservation and conservation, landscape architecture, literature, musical composition, visual arts, ancient studies, medieval studies, Renaissance and Early Modern studies, and Modern Italian studies. (PND 7/27/12)

Deadline: 11/15/2012


34-7 Innovative Technology Experiences for Students and Teachers (ITEST) (NSF)

ITEST supports the research and development of innovative models for engaging K-12 students in authentic experiences that build their capacity to participate in the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) and information and communications technology (ICT) workforce of the future. ITEST projects must include students and may include teachers. An individual may serve as the Principal Investigator (PI) for no more than one Scale-up, Strategies, or Research proposal under this solicitation. NSF 12-597

Deadline: Letters of Intent 9/20/2012; Proposals 11/13/2012


34-8 High-Energy-Density Laboratory Plasma Science (DOE)

The Fusion Energy Sciences program of the Office of Science and the Office of Stockpile Stewardship of the Defense Programs of the National Nuclear Security Administration, both of the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), jointly announce their interests in receiving grant applications for new awards for research in the Joint Program in High-Energy-Density Laboratory Plasmas (HEDLP). The specific areas of interest are: 1) High-Energy-Density Hydrodynamics; 2) Radiation-Dominated Dynamics and Material Properties; 3) Magnetized High-Energy-Density Plasma Physics; 4) Nonlinear Optics of Plasmas and Laser-Plasma Interactions; 5) Relativistic HED Plasmas and Intense Beam Physics; 6) Warm Dense Matter. DE-FOA-0000755 (GG 8/13/12)

Deadline: 11/16/2012

34-9 Program in Ultrafast Laser Science and Engineering (PULSE) (DARPA)

The Program in Ultrafast Laser Science and Engineering (PULSE) seeks to enable efficient and agile use of the entire electromagnetic spectrum by linking it to the output of an ultrafast laser. The expected outcome of the program is to develop novel sources of radiation that improve upon existing state-of-the-art performance, size, weight, and power. In particular, PULSE aims to develop devices and techniques that will result in low phase-noise microwave oscillators, practical optical time/frequency transfer techniques, tabletop sources of high-quality secondary radiation and high flux isolated attosecond pulses, and other DOD-relevant applications. DARPA-BAA-12-63 (GG 8/8/12)

Deadline: 11/6/2012

34-10 Mathematical Sciences Postdoctoral Research Fellowships (MSPRF) (NSF)

The purpose of the Mathematical Sciences Postdoctoral Research Fellowships (MSPRF) is to support future leaders in mathematics and statistics by facilitating their participation in postdoctoral research environments that will have maximal impact on their future scientific development. There are two options for awardees: Research Fellowship and Research Instructorship. Awards will support research in areas of mathematics and statistics, including applications to other disciplines. NSF-12-496

Deadline: 10/7/2012


34-11 TaRGET 1: Chromatin Structure, Genomics, and Transcriptional Responses to the Environment (R01) (NIH)

In order to understand the mechanisms by which toxicants impact gene expression, it is necessary to better understand how exposure affects the proteins and processes upstream of DNA methylation and other epigenetic marks. The NIEHS has made a significant investment in research aimed at identifying epigenetic signatures of exposure, but the mechanistic studies aimed at identifying how these epigenetic marks are established are currently under-represented in our portfolio. The purpose of this FOA is to encourage research applications that will potentially move the field from descriptive and correlative studies to an enhanced mechanistic understanding of how environmental exposures affect the proteins and functional genomic elements involved in establishing and maintaining gene expression patterns and chromatin states. RFA-ES-12-008 (NIHG 8/24/12)

Deadline: Letters of Intent 10/19/2012; Applications 11/19/2012


34-12 Basic social and behavioral research on culture, health, and wellbeing (R24) (NIH)

This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA), issued on behalf of the NIH Basic Behavioral and Social Sciences Opportunity Network (OppNet), will provide grants for infrastructure support to develop, strengthen, and evaluate transdisciplinary approaches and methods for basic behavioral and/or social research on the relationships among cultural practices/beliefs, health, and wellbeing. RFA-LM-12-002

Deadline: Letters of Intent 11/16/2012; Applications 12/17/2012


34-13 Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) (NSF)

The purpose of the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) is to help ensure the vitality and diversity of the scientific and engineering workforce in the United States. The program recognizes and supports outstanding graduate students who are pursuing research-based master's and doctoral degrees in fields within NSF's mission. The GRFP provides three years of support for the graduate education of individuals who have demonstrated their potential for significant achievements in science and engineering research. Applicants must be United States citizens, nationals, or permanent residents of the United States by the application deadline and have completed no more than 12 months of full-time graduate study by August 1, 2012. For students interested in applying, Jim Hohenbary, Assistant Dean for Nationally Competitive Scholarships at K-State, will hold Information Meetings on September 20 and 21 at 3:30 in Student Union 226. NSF 12-599

Deadline: 11/13/2012 - 11/19/2012