Funding Bulletin, Volume 22, Number 38
(November 1, 2013)
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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: firstname.lastname@example.org, 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:
Computational neuroscience provides a theoretical foundation and a rich set of technical approaches for understanding complex neurobiological systems, building on the theory, methods, and findings of computer science, neuroscience, and numerous other disciplines. Through the CRCNS program, the National Science Foundation (NSF), the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung, BMBF), the French National Research Agency (Agence Nationale de la Recherche, ANR), and the United States-Israel Binational Science Foundation (BSF) support collaborative activities that will advance the understanding of nervous system structure and function, mechanisms underlying nervous system disorders, and computational strategies used by the nervous system. Two classes of proposals will be considered in response to this solicitation: Research Proposals describing collaborative research projects, and Data Sharing Proposals to enable sharing of data and other resources. In response to this solicitation, an investigator may participate as PI or Co-PI in no more than two proposals per review cycle. NSF 14-504 (GG 10/28/13)
EPA announces an extramural funding competition designed to support research that improves understanding of how climate change affects human health through indoor air quality as adapted by building designs and uses. Proposals should explore the relationship linking health effects to combinations of building and climate characteristics. A priority is the evaluation of existing guidelines for building system design or for weatherization to adapt buildings to a changing climate, against empirical evidence of health effects related to ventilation, or at least against ventilation models and findings. In addition, applicants may choose to address one or both of the following optional research areas: Characterization of behavioral modifications and changes in population time-activity patterns in response to changing climate conditions that would result in altered exposures to existing or anticipated agents, in both indoor and outdoor environments. Changes in the use of buildings are especially of interest, such as patterns of use of natural (e.g. windows) vs. mechanical ventilation, or use of air conditioning. Extension of existing building ventilation models to consider multiple building types and newer, more energy efficient designs (e.g. LEED, Net Zero), or evaluation of existing models of building ventilation using independent data sets. In either case, it is crucial to understand how these models would perform when buildings operate under future climate scenarios that differ from their design tolerance. EPA-G2014-STAR-A1 (GG 10/25/13)
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), as part of its Science to Achieve Results (STAR) program, is seeking applications proposing research to improve understanding of the effects of climate change on indoor air quality and the resulting health effects. EPA is interested in supporting research that will explore the anticipated effects of climate change on indoor air quality directly through a variety of mechanisms, and indirectly through adaptations in building use and design. This solicitation provides the opportunity for the submission of applications for projects that may involve human subjects research. EPA-G2014-STAR-A2 (GG 10/25/13)
Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea virus (PEDv) continues to cause significant swine health challenges for producers and their veterinarians. Targeted research for PEDv is still needed in order to control, manage and potentially eliminate the virus. Funds are available for the remainder of the 2013 calendar year to address priority research needs. One critical area of immediate research for PEDv is understanding the various factors affecting the development and duration of immunity of sows post-outbreak and the impact on nursing and weaned piglets. Effective protocols for developing immunity sufficient to prevent re-breaks of PEDv are urgently needed to support efforts for farrowing herd elimination.
Scholarly Editions and Translations grants support the preparation of editions and translations of pre-existing texts and documents of value to the humanities that are currently inaccessible or available in inadequate editions. These grants support full-time or part-time activities for periods of one to three years. Projects must be undertaken by a team of at least one editor or translator and one other staff member. Grants typically support editions and translations of significant literary, philosophical, and historical materials, but other types of work, such as musical notation, are also eligible. 20140107-RQ (GG 10/21/13)
Houghton Library is the principal rare book and manuscript library of Harvard College. The Library's holdings are particularly strong in the following areas: European, English, American, and South American literature, including the country's pre-eminent collection of American literary manuscripts; philosophy; religion; history of science; music; printing and graphic arts; dance; and theatre. Fellows will also have access to collections in Widener Library as well as to other libraries at the University. (TGA 10/13)
AGEP is committed to the national goal of increasing the numbers of underrepresented minorities (URMs), including those with disabilities, entering and completing science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) graduate education and postdoctoral training to levels representative of the available pool. The AGEP program will support the development, implementation, study, and dissemination of innovative models and standards of graduate education and postdoctoral training that are designed to improve URM participation, preparation, and success. AGEP intends to support the following types of projects: AGEP-Transformation--Strategic alliances of institutions and organizations to develop, implement, and study innovative evidence-based models and standards for STEM graduate education, postdoctoral training, and academic STEM career preparation that eliminate or mitigate negative factors and promote positive practices for URMs. AGEP-Knowledge Adoption and Translation (AGEP-KAT)-- Projects to expand the adoption (or adaptation) of research findings and evidence-based strategies and practices related to the participation and success of URMs in STEM graduate education, postdoctoral training, and academic STEM careers at all types of institutions of higher education. AGEP-Broadening Participation Research in STEM Education (AGEP-BPR)--Investigator initiated empirical research projects that seek to create and study new theory-driven models and innovations related to the participation and success of URMs in STEM graduate education, postdoctoral training, and academic STEM careers at all types of institutions of higher education. AGEP-Transformation--An institution or organization may serve as the lead on one AGEP-Transformation collaborative proposal. An institution or organization may be a partner in multiple AGEP-Transformation projects; however the projects must be distinct and not overlap or have similar activities or education research components. NSF 14-505
39-8 Individual Research Projects for inclusion in NIH Center of Biomedical Research Excellence in Anti-infective Discovery and Development (KU)
A COBRE proposal with a theme in Anti-Infective Discovery and Development is being developed by Jeff Aube (KU - Medicinal Chemistry), Scott Hefty (KU - Molecular Biosciences), and Luke Huan (KU - Electrical Engineering and Computer Science). The overall scientific emphasis is on fundamental, multidisciplinary research towards the discovery and development of strategies to prevent or disrupt infectious diseases. A primary goal of the NIH COBRE mechanism is to recruit, mentor, and support junior faculty investigators with research interest in this area. The capabilities to be developed with this COBRE include expansion of the existing High-Throughout Screening Core Facility and will include: Assay Development for High-throughout Screening, Chem-informatics, and Medicinal Chemistry for Infectious Diseases. Additional resources being expanded with this COBRE are Animal Bio-Safety Level 2 facilities and rapid genomic sequencing (MiSeq). KU is soliciting letters of intent and a one-page description of research projects from junior investigators for consideration. The one-page description must demonstrate a good fit of the project with the scientific theme and make good use of proposed COBRE core facilities and developed resources. The individual research projects should: stand alone, but share the COBRE's common thematic scientific focus, be led by a single junior investigator who is responsible for ensuring that the Specific Aims of the project are met, describe the Specific Aims in the selected area of research and the goals for the first year and for the long term.
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The Division of Environmental Biology (DEB) supports fundamental research on populations, species, communities, and ecosystems. Scientific emphases range across many evolutionary and ecological patterns and processes at all spatial and temporal scales. Areas of research include biodiversity, phylogenetic systematics, molecular evolution, life history evolution, natural selection, ecology, biogeography, ecosystem structure, function and services, conservation biology, global change, and biogeochemical cycles. Research on organismal origins, functions, relationships, interactions, and evolutionary history may incorporate field, laboratory, or collection-based approaches; observational or manipulative experiments; synthesis activities; as well as theoretical approaches involving analytical, statistical, or computational modeling. In a given year, an individual may participate as a PI, co-PI, or lead senior investigator of a subaward on no more than two preliminary proposals submitted in response to this solicitation. NSF 14-503 (GG 10/28/13)
The purpose of this FOA is to solicit R03 applications for up to two years for secondary analysis of data on aging in the areas of psychology, social epidemiology, economics, sociology, and demography. This issuance of the secondary data analysis program focuses specifically on the seven priority areas described below and any combination thereof: 1) Effects of early life on adult health; 2) Social relationships, social engagement, and health; 3) Methods to improve survey harmonization; 4) Trajectories of disability, health and well-being; 5) Health, work, and retirement at older ages; 6) Family demography of aging; and 7) Premature mortality and disability life years. RFA-AG-14-008 (NIHG 10/25/13)