Funding Bulletin,  Vol. 22, No. 36
October 11, 2013

 

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: http://www.k-state.edu/research/funding/bulletins/bul13/limits13/index.html

 

ARTS & HUMANITIES

36-1 Poetry Grants (Bynner)

Through a bequest from Witter Bynner in 1972, The Witter Bynner Foundation for Poetry perpetuates the art of poetry. The foundation promotes poetry in American culture and encourages grant proposals that expand awareness of the positive effects of poetry on society. (TGA 9/13)
URL: http://www.bynnerfoundation.org
Deadline: 12/31/2013

 

ENGINEERING, MATHEMATICS & PHYSICAL SCIENCES

36-2 Grants for Research and Analysis on Energy (Energy)

The Energy Foundation is a partnership of major donors interested in solving the world's energy problems. The Foundation's mission is to advance energy efficiency and renewable energy--new technologies that are essential components of a clean energy future. The geographic focus is on the United States and China, the largest and fastest growing energy markets in the world. The Foundation's primary role is a grantmaker, providing resources to the institutions that most effectively leverage change. The following program areas are currently available: Power, Buildings, Transportation, Climate, Public Engagement, and the China Sustainable Energy Program. (TGA 12/12)
URL: http://www.ef.org/
Deadline: Open

36-3 Industry/University Cooperative Research Centers Program (I/UCRC) (NSF)

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. PIs can only submit one proposal per submission period. Co-PIs can only participate in one proposal per submission period. NSF 13-594 (GG 8/29/13)
URL: http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2013/nsf13594/nsf13594.htm
Deadline: Letters of Intent 1/6/2014, 6/27/2014; Planning Grants 3/4/2014, 9/26/2014

36-4 Information Innovation Office (I20) Office-Wide BAA (DARPA)

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) is soliciting innovative research proposals of interest to the Information Innovation Office (I2O). Proposed research should investigate innovative approaches that enable revolutionary advances in science, devices, or systems. Specifically excluded is research that primarily results in evolutionary improvements to the existing state of the art. I2O seeks unconventional approaches that are outside the mainstream, undertaking directions that challenge assumptions and have the potential to radically change established practice. DARPA-BAA-13-32 (GG 6/25/13)
URL: http://www07.grants.gov/
Deadline: 6/25/2014

 

HEALTH & LIFE SCIENCES

36-5 Research Grants Using the Resources from the Osteoarthritis Initiative (OAI) (R01) (NIH)

This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) encourages applications for research awards that are focused on the use the Osteoarthritis Initiative (OAI) database, clinical data and images. This FOA seeks to expand the use of these resources by investigators in the broader research community. Examples of possible topics are: identification and validation of risk factors for knee and hip OA, including both modifiable and non-modifiable risk factors; utilization of biospecimens in conjunction with research efforts to determine biochemical markers of early and/or progressive disease; analyses of existing OAI data to assess the effectiveness of biobehavioral, pharmacological, and other interventions that subjects use in response to OA pain; determination of predictive role of MRI changes for subsequent radiographic and clinical outcome changes related to development of knee OA; development of novel and efficient tools for analysis of MR images and x rays that can be applied to large numbers of images with high degrees of reproducibility for diagnosis and monitoring of OA-related changes; and research focused on the trajectory of disease including effects on other joint structures such as muscles, ligaments, and bone, with regard to points where interventions could be made, especially for subsets, to reduce OA severity. PA-13-236 (NIHG 5/31/16)
URL: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-13-236.html
Deadline: 10/5/2013, 2/5/2014, 6/5/2014

36-6 Chronic Inflammation and Age-related Disease (R01) (NIH)

The participating NIH Institutes and Centers invite applications to address both the origins and the effects of low level chronic inflammation in the onset and progression of age-related diseases and conditions. Chronic inflammation, as defined by elevated levels of both local and systemic cytokines and other pro-inflammatory factors, is a hallmark of aging in virtually all higher animals including humans and is recognized as a major risk factor for developing age-associated diseases. The spectra of phenotypes capable of generating low-level chronic inflammation and their defining mediators are not clear. Further, a clear understanding of how chronic inflammation compromises the integrity of cells or tissues leading to disease progression is lacking. The role of dietary supplements and/or nutritional status in chronic inflammation in age-related disease is also poorly studied. Thus, there is a critical need to establish the knowledge base that will allow a better understanding of the complex interplay between inflammation and age-related diseases. Applications submitted to this FOA should aim to clarify the molecular and cellular basis for the increase in circulating inflammatory factors with aging, and/or shed light on the cause-effect relationship between inflammation and disease, using pre-clinical (animal or cellular based) models. PAR-13-233 (NIHG 5/31/16)
URL: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-13-233.html
Deadline: 10/5/2013, 2/5/2014, 6/5/2014 0

 

SOCIAL SCIENCES

36-7 JFSP - New Science Initiative - Social Science (DOI)

The Joint Fire Science Program (JFSP) is a partnership of six federal wildland management and research agencies with a need to address problems associated with managing wildland fuels, fires, and fire-impacted ecosystems. The Joint Fire Science Program is interested in sponsoring new research that leads to or advances innovative ideas in two areas of fire social sciences: fire-adapted communities and risk perception. The goal is to push the frontiers of knowledge and understanding and to generate new ideas and concepts. The types of activities appropriate to this task statement are broad, and could include: Articulation of new concepts or frameworks; A synthesis of information to generate new hypotheses; Scenario analysis; Field activities involving diverse scientists, policy-makers, managers, and citizens; and Development of an experiment design to test an innovative hypothesis. FFA-FON0014-0002 (GG 9/26/13)
URL: http://www.grants.gov
Deadline: 11/22/2013

36-8 Policy Fellowships (SRCD)

The Society for Research in Child Development currently offers two types of Fellowships: Congressional and Executive Branch. Both Fellowships provide exciting opportunities for researchers to come to Washington, DC and use developmental science outside of the academic setting to inform public policy. These Fellowships are open to individuals with a doctorate from any discipline relevant to child development, and both early and mid-career professionals are encouraged to apply. The goals of the Fellowships are: 1) to contribute to the effective use of scientific knowledge about child development in the formation of public policy; 2) to educate the scientific community about the development of public policy; and 3) to establish a more effective liaison between developmental scientists and the Federal policy-making mechanisms. (TGA 9/13)
URL: http://www.srcd.org/policy-media/policy-fellowships
Deadline: 12/15/2013

36-9 Youth Social Setting Research Projects (Grant)

The New York City-based William T. Grant Foundation supports research designed to understand and improve the everyday settings of youth between the ages of 8 and 25 in the United States. To that end, the foundation is accepting Letters of Inquiry for its Investigator Initiated Grants program. The program is designed to support high-quality research projects that address the foundation's current research interests--enhancing the understanding of how youth social settings work, how they affect youth development, and how they can be improved; and when, how, and under what conditions research evidence is used in policy and practice that affect youth, and how the uses of that evidence can be improved. Social settings are defined as the social environments in which youth experience daily life. These include environments with clear boundaries such as classrooms, schools, and youth-serving organizations; and those with less prescribed boundaries such as neighborhoods or other settings in which youth interact with peers, family members, and other adults. (PND 8/16/13)
URL: http://www.wtgrantfoundation.org/funding_opportunities/research_grants/social-settings
Deadline: 1/8/2014

36-10 Mid-Life Reversibility of Early-established Biobehavioral Risk Factors (R01) (NIH)

The purpose of this funding opportunity announcement (FOA) issued by the National Institute on Aging (NIA) is to solicit two-year Research Project Grant (R01) applications that propose to explore the potential for midlife plasticity of biobehavioral or psychological systems affected by early life disadvantage. In order to speed the development of novel intervention strategies, applicants are encouraged either to use existing human cohort data to identify circumstances that mitigate or exacerbate the effects of early adversity or to use human and/or animal models to test the feasibility of developing interventions aimed specifically at increasing malleability in adulthood of risk persistence mechanisms. RFA-AG-14-006 (NIHG 7/19/13)
URL: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-AG-14-006.html
Deadline: Letters of Intent 1/3/2014; Applications 2/3/2014

 

STUDENTS

36-11 Career Development Grants (AAUW)

Career Development Grants provide funding to women who hold a bachelor's degree and are preparing to advance or change careers or re-enter the workforce. Primary consideration is given to women of color and women pursuing their first advanced degree or credentials in nontraditional fields. Funds are available for tuition, fees, books, supplies, local transportation, and dependent care.
URL: http://www.aauw.org/what-we-do/educational-funding-and-awards/career-development-grants/
Deadline: 12/15/2013

36-12 East Asia and Pacific Summer Institutes for U.S. Graduate Students (EAPSI) (NSF)

NSF and selected foreign counterpart science and technology agencies sponsor international research institutes for U.S. graduate students in seven East Asia and Pacific locations at times set by the counterpart agencies between June and August each year. The Summer Institutes (EAPSI) operate similarly and the research visits to a particular location take place at the same time. Although applicants apply individually to participate in a Summer Institute, awardees become part of the cohort for each location. Applicants must propose a location, host scientist, and research project that is appropriate for the host site and duration of the international visit. An EAPSI award provides U.S. graduate students in science, engineering, and education: 1) first-hand research experiences in Australia, China, Japan, Korea, New Zealand, Singapore, or Taiwan; 2) an introduction to the science, science policy, and scientific infrastructure of the respective location; and 3) an orientation to the society, culture, and language. It is expected that EAPSI awards will help students initiate professional relationships to enable future collaboration with foreign counterparts. NSF 13-593
URL: http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2013/nsf13593/nsf13593.htm
Deadline: 11/25/2013, 11/13/2014