March 1, 2013 (Vol. 22, No. 8)
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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 13-539
The goal of the Smart and Connected Health (SCH) Program is to accelerate the development and use of innovative approaches that would support the much needed transformation of healthcare from reactive and hospital-centered to preventive, proactive, evidence-based, person-centered and focused on well-being rather than disease. Approaches that partner technology-based solutions with biobehavioral health research are supported by multiple agencies of the federal government including the National Science Foundation (NSF) and the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The purpose of this interagency program solicitation is the development of next generation health and healthcare research through high-risk, high-reward advances in the understanding of and applications in information science, technology, behavior, cognition, sensors, robotics, bioimaging, and engineering. Collaboration between academic, industry, non-profit and other organizations is strongly encouraged to establish better linkages between fundamental science, clinical practice and technology development, deployment and use. Two classes of proposals will be considered in response to this solicitation: Exploratory Projects (EXP): One or more investigators spanning 1 to 3 years, and Integrative Projects (INT): Multi-disciplinary teams spanning 1 to 4 years. NSF 13-543
The Land O'Lakes Foundation was established to benefit nonprofit organizations working to improve communities where the Land O'Lakes company has a significant concentration of employees. The foundation is currently accepting applications for its 2013 Community Grants program for projects that address hunger, youth and education, civic improvements, and arts and culture in rural communities. (PND 2/22/13)
The goal of the Water Sustainability and Climate (WSC) solicitation is to enhance the understanding and predict the interactions between the water system and land use changes (including agriculture, managed forest and rangeland systems), the built environment, ecosystem function and services and climate change/variability through place-based research and integrative models. Studies of the water system using models and/or observations at specific sites, singly or in combination, that allow for spatial and temporal extrapolation to other regions, as well as integration across the different processes in that system are encouraged, especially to the extent that they advance the development of theoretical frameworks and predictive understanding. This activity allows the partner agencies--National Science Foundation (NSF) and the United States Department of Agriculture National Institute of Food and Agriculture (USDA/NIFA)--to combine resources to identify and fund the most meritorious and highest-impact projects that support their respective missions, while eliminating duplication of effort and fostering collaboration between agencies and the investigators they support. NSF 13-535 (GG 2/1/13)
The Office of Naval Research (ONR) is interested in receiving proposals for developing innovative solutions that directly support the development and maintenance of a robust STEM workforce. Successful efforts will be targeted towards one or more of the following: K-12, Undergraduate, Graduate STEM education. The goal of any proposed effort should be to provide game changing solutions that will establish and maintain a diverse pipeline of U.S. citizens who are interested in participating in naval STEM education programs and who ultimately will be interested in STEM careers. This BAA also separately requests proposals for the evaluation of current and future Naval STEM programs. This includes implementing methodologies and processes for data collection, analysis, and reporting, as well as methods for effectively evaluating programs and calculating return on investment for chosen programs. Only proposals invited following review of corresponding white paper will be considered for review. ONRBAA13-007 (GG 12/21/12)
Across the country, an increasing number of schools and districts have begun to source more foods locally and to provide complementary education activities to students that emphasize food, farming, and nutrition. This nationwide movement to enrich children's bodies and minds while supporting local economies is often referred to as farm to school. The term encompasses efforts that bring local or regionally produced foods into school cafeterias; hands-on learning activities such as school gardening, farm visits, and culinary classes; and the integration of food-related education into the regular, standards-based classroom curriculum. In this funding round, USDA will solicit applications for three types of grants: 1) Planning grants are for schools or school districts just getting started on farm to school activities and are intended to help these entities organize and structure their efforts for maximum impact by embedding known best practices into early design considerations. 2) Implementation grants are intended to help schools or school districts scale or further develop existing farm to school initiatives. 3) Support Service grants are intended for eligible entities working with schools or school districts to further develop and provide broad reaching support services to farm to school initiatives.
Conservation Innovation Grants (CIG) is a voluntary program intended to stimulate the development and adoption of innovative conservation approaches and technologies while leveraging Federal investment in environmental enhancement and protection, in conjunction with agricultural production. Under CIG, Environmental Quality Incentives Program funds are used to award competitive grants to non-Federal governmental or nongovernmental organizations, Tribes, or individuals. CIG enables NRCS to work with other public and private entities to accelerate technology transfer and adoption of promising technologies and approaches to address some of the Nation's most pressing natural resource concerns. CIG will benefit agricultural producers by providing more options for environmental enhancement and compliance with Federal, State, and local regulations. USDA-NRCS-NHQ-13-03 (GG 2/25/13)
The Antarctic Artists and Writers Program furnishes U.S. Antarctic Program operational support, and round-trip economy air tickets between the United States and the Southern Hemisphere, to artists and writers whose work requires them to be in the Antarctic to complete their proposed project. The Program does not provide any funding to participants, including for such items as salaries, materials, completion of the envisioned works, or any other purpose. The Antarctic Artists and Writers Program supports writing and artistic projects specifically designed to increase understanding and appreciation of the Antarctic and of human activities on the southernmost continent. NSF 13-540 (GG 2/25/13)
The Building Bridges: Campus Community Engagement program, an initiative of the Association of Performing Arts Presenters, is accepting proposals from performing arts presenting organizations based in the United States for projects designed to increase awareness of Muslim cultures. Grants ranging between $100,000 and $200,000 will support projects that expand awareness, knowledge, and understanding of Muslim societies. Eligible applicants are performing arts presenting organizations (within or collaborating with colleges or universities) interested in building interdisciplinary cross-campus and campus-community partnerships. In addition, projects must demonstrate discernible change in knowledge and attitudes about contemporary Muslim culture in communities where there has been limited exposure to Muslim culture or where opportunities exist to strengthen and expand existing partnerships and resources. (PND 2/22/13)
This solicitation aims at introducing nanoscale science, engineering, and technology through a variety of interdisciplinary approaches into undergraduate engineering education. The focus of the FY 2013 competition is on nanoscale engineering education with relevance to devices and systems and/or on the societal, ethical, economic and/or environmental issues relevant to nanotechnology. Only one proposal may be submitted by a US academic institution, College/Department of Engineering or College/Department of Engineering Technology as the lead institution with the following exception: A US academic institution may submit a second proposal as the lead institution, only if it is focused on the societal, ethical, economic and/or environmental issues relevant to nanotechnology. NSF 13-541
NASA Terrestrial Ecology research addresses changes in Earth's carbon cycle and ecosystems using space-based observations. This program of research addresses variability in terrestrial ecosystems, how terrestrial ecosystems and biogeochemical cycles respond to and affect global environmental change, and future changes in carbon cycle dynamics and terrestrial ecosystems. The research approach combines i) use of remote sensing to observe terrestrial ecosystems and their responses; ii) field campaigns and related process studies to elucidate ecosystem function; and iii) ecosystem and biogeochemical cycle modeling to analyze and predict responses. Research to establish a theoretical and scientific basis for measuring Earth surface properties using reflected, emitted, and scattered electromagnetic radiation and to develop the methodologies and technical approaches to analyze and interpret such measurements is an important component of the Terrestrial Ecology research program. NNH13ZDA001N-TE (GG 2/21/13)
The Fellowship Program for Advanced Social Science Research on Japan is a joint activity of the Japan-U.S. Friendship Commission (JUSFC) and the National Endowment for the Humanities. Awards support research on modern Japanese society and political economy, Japan's international relations, and U.S.-Japan relations. 20130501-FO (GG 2/15/13)