May 17, 2013 (Vol. 22, No. 18)

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:, by the Internal due date listed in the Funding Bulletin (FB 18-9) 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:


18-1 Environmental Infrastructure Programs (Surdna)

The Surdna Foundation is accepting Letters of Inquiry from nonprofit organizations for programs that connect and improve the infrastructure systems of urban places and surrounding areas in ways that maximize positive impacts and minimize negative environmental, economic, and social consequences. Through the Sustainable Environments program, the foundation supports four main categories of work: sustainable transportation networks and equitable development patterns, energy efficiency in the built environment, urban water management, and regional food supply. Organizations should promote meaningful collaborations and an integrated approach to infrastructure solutions; focus on infrastructure decisions that better meet the needs of historically underserved communities, including low-income communities and people of color; promote long-term solutions and leverage strategic infrastructure investments; and/or highlight, especially through communications, the multiple benefits of next generation infrastructure. (PND 5/10/13)

Deadline: Open


18-2 Conservation Innovation Grants (USDA/KS)

The purpose of CIG is to stimulate the development and adoption of innovative conservation approaches and technologies, while leveraging the Federal investment in environmental enhancement and protection in conjunction with agricultural production. CIG projects are expected to lead to the transfer of conservation technologies, management systems, and innovative approaches into NRCS policy, technical manuals, guides, and references, or to the private sector. CIG does not fund research projects; Projects intended to test hypotheses do not qualify for a CIG award. CIG is used to apply or demonstrate previously proven technology. It is a vehicle to stimulate development and adoption of conservation approaches or technologies that have been studied sufficiently to indicate a high likelihood of success, and that are candidates for eventual technology transfer or institutionalization. CIG promotes sharing of skills, knowledge, technologies, and facilities among communities, governments, and other institutions to ensure that scientific and technological developments are accessible to a wider range of users. USDA-NRCS-KS-13-01 (GG 5/7/13)

Deadline: 7/7/2013

18-3 Supplemental and Alternative Crops Competitive Grants Program (USDA)

The Supplemental and Alternative Crops Competitive (SACC) Grants Program will support the development of canola as a viable supplemental and alternative crop in the United States. The goal of the SACC program is to significantly increase crop production and/or acreage by developing and testing of superior germplasm, improving methods of planting, cultivation, and harvesting, and transferring new knowledge to producers (via Extension) as soon as practicable. Extension, education, and communication activities related to the research areas above must be addressed in the proposal. USDA-NIFA-OP-004269 (GG 5/6/13)

Deadline: 6/14/2013


18-4 Mathematical and Statistical Methodologies for DOE Data-Centric Science at Scale (DOE)

The Advanced Scientific Computing Research (ASCR) program of the Office of Science (SC), U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), invites applications for basic research in novel mathematical and statistical methods, models, and tools for the representation, analysis, and understanding of DOE data-centric science at scale. In particular, this FOA is seeking long-term research that will impact DOE data-centric science challenges related to orders of magnitude improvement in modeling and simulation capabilities on next-generation computer architectures and next-generation science facilities producing dramatic increases in data velocity, volume, and complexity. DE-FOA-0000918 (GG 5/6/13)

Deadline: 7/9/2013

18-5 EarthScope (NSF)

EarthScope is an Earth science program to explore the 4-dimensional structure of the North American continent. The EarthScope Program provides a framework for broad, integrated studies across the Earth sciences, including research on fault properties and the earthquake process, strain transfer, magmatic and hydrous fluids in the crust and mantle, plate boundary processes, large-scale continental deformation, continental structure and evolution, and composition and structure of the deep Earth. In addition, EarthScope offers a centralized forum for Earth science education at all levels and an excellent opportunity to develop cyberinfrastructure to integrate, distribute, and analyze diverse data sets. The EarthScope Facility, consisting of the Plate Boundary Observatory (PBO), the San Andreas Fault Observatory at Depth (SAFOD), and the USArray, is a multi-purpose array of instruments and observatories that greatly expands the observational capabilities of the Earth sciences and permits us to advance our understanding of the structure, evolution and dynamics of the North American continent. This Solicitation calls for single or collaborative proposals to conduct scientific research and/or education and outreach activities within North America that make use of capabilities and/or data provided through the EarthScope Facility to further the scientific and educational goals of EarthScope. NSF 13-562

Deadline: 8/23/2013

18-6 Special Grant Program in the Chemical Sciences (Dreyfus)

The Special Grant Program in the Chemical Sciences provides funding for innovative projects in any area consistent with the Foundation's broad objective to advance the chemical sciences. The Foundation encourages proposals that are judged likely to significantly advance the chemical sciences. Examples of areas of interest include (but are not limited to): the increase in public awareness, understanding, and appreciation of the chemical sciences; innovative approaches to chemistry education at all levels (K-12, undergraduate, and graduate); and efforts to make chemistry careers more attractive. Research proposals are not customarily considered. Aspects of proposals that are important are: broad applicability beyond the submitting institution; specific and detailed descriptions of the chemistry associated with the proposal; and uniqueness of the project.

Deadline: Letters of Inquiry 6/5/2013

18-7 ROSES 2013: Carbon Monitoring System: Continuing Prototype Product Development, Research, and Scoping (NASA)

The NASA Carbon Monitoring System (CMS) is a forward-looking initiative designed to make significant contributions in characterizing, quantifying, understanding, and predicting the evolution of global carbon sources and sinks through improved monitoring of carbon stocks and fluxes. This solicitation seeks new work directed towards 1) acquisition, field sampling, quantification and development of prototype Monitoring Reporting and Verification (MRV) system capabilities which can provide transparent data products achieving levels of precision and accuracy required by current carbon trading protocols, 2) use of this type of information for local and regional applications related to Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation (REDD) in developing nations, and/or 3) filling gaps in ongoing NASA CMS research regarding quantification of errors and uncertainties in NASA CMS products and in understanding and engaging the users of carbon monitoring information. It is expected that the suite of selected proposals will involve activities that will cover all three of these. NNH33ZDA001N-CMS (GG 5/2/13)

Deadline: Notice of Intent 5/29/2013; Proposals 6/28/2013


18-8 Substance Use Disorders and Molecular Regulation of Brain Energy Utilization (R01) (NIH)

The purpose of this FOA is to support projects investigating the interplay between molecular regulation of brain energy utilization and brain and/or behavioral changes resulting from chronic exposure to abused substances. Applicants MUST focus their applications on one or more substances of abuse (e.g. nicotine, stimulants, opioids, cannabinoids, inhalants, abused prescription medicines, psychedelic drugs, caffeine, etc.). Studies investigating chronic, rather than acute, exposure to abused substances and studies involving drug withdrawal, reinstatement, or related paradigms are of particular interest. RFA-DA-14-005 (NIHG 5/3/13)

Deadline: Letters of Intent 7/15/2013; Applications 8/15/2013

18-9 Developing and Improving Institutional Animal Resources (G20) (NIH)

This FOA encourages applications from biomedical research institutions that propose to renovate, repair, or improve individual animal resources. The major objective of this program is to upgrade animal facilities to support the conduct of biomedical and/or behavioral research. Support can be requested to alter and renovate (A&R) the animal facilities, as well as to improve the animal care equipment in the facility. It is expected that all award funds will be expended expeditiously and that applicants will consider the use of sustainable design technologies and design approaches. Only one application is allowed per institution. PAR-13-219 (NIHG 5/3/13)

Deadline: Internal 6/2/2013, 6/1/14, Applications 8/2/2013, 8/1/2014

18-10 Instrument Development for Biological Research (IDBR) (NSF)

The Instrument Development for Biological Research (IDBR) Program supports the development, production, and distribution of novel instrumentation that addresses demonstrated needs in biological research in areas supported by NSF Biology programs. These systems would benefit a broad user community through mass distribution of the technology. Interdisciplinary collaborations are strongly encouraged, as are partnerships with U.S. industries that can facilitate knowledge transfer, commercialization and broad utilization in the research community. The program accepts two types of proposals: Type A - Innovation: Proposals for the development of novel instrumentation that provides new research capabilities or, where appropriate, that significantly improves current technologies by at least an order of magnitude in fundamental aspects such as accuracy, precision, resolution, throughput, flexibility, breadth of application, costs of construction or operation, or user-friendliness. Type B - Bridging: Proposals for transforming `one of a kind' prototypes or high-end instruments into devices that are broadly available and utilizable without loss of capacity. If appropriate, PIs should seek SBIR/STTR Program, or similar support mechanism for implementation of broad distribution following an IDBR award. NSF 13-561

Deadline: 7/31/2013, 7/25/2014


18-11 Short Courses on Innovative Methodologies in the Behavioral and Social Sciences (R25) (NIH)

This funding opportunity announcement (FOA), issued by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research (OBSSR) and participating Institutes and Centers invite Research Education Grant (R25) applications to develop, implement, evaluate and disseminate short courses in innovative methods for behavioral and social sciences research (BSSR). Methodological domains include but are not limited to experimental design, data collection, measurement, and data analysis and visualization. RFA-OD-13-009 (NIHG 5/3/13)

Deadline: Letters of Intent 6/3/2013; Applications 7/3/2013


18-12 Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad (DDRA) Fellowship Program (ED)

The Fulbright- Hays DDRA Fellowship Program provides opportunities to doctoral candidates to engage in full-time dissertation research abroad in modern foreign languages and area studies. The program is designed to contribute to the development and improvement of the study of modern foreign languages and area studies in the United States. The priority is a research project that focuses on one or more of the following geographic areas: Africa, East Asia, Southeast Asia and the Pacific Islands, South Asia, the Near East, Central and Eastern Europe and Eurasia, and the Western Hemisphere (excluding the United States and its territories). ED-GRANTS-050213-001 (GG 5/2/13)

Deadline: 6/3/2013