Funding Bulletin, Volume 22, Number 43 (December 6, 2013)

Funding Bulletin
December 6, 2013 (Vol. 22, No. 43)

Program Information

To receive program information, please contact Beverly Page, Information Specialist, Research and Sponsored Programs, phone: (785)532-5045, e-mail: bbpage@ksu.edu

 

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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 (FB 43-1, 43-6) 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:

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GENERAL

43-1 Outstanding New Environmental Scientist (ONES) Award (R01) (NIH)

The Outstanding New Environmental Scientist (ONES) Award is intended to identify the most talented Early Stage Investigators (ESIs) who intend to make a long-term commitment to research in the Environmental Health Sciences and assist them in launching an innovative research program focused on the understanding of environmental exposure effects on people's health. Only one application per School or College within a University will be accepted. RFA-ES-13-014 (NIHG 11/27/13)

Deadline: Internal 12/20/2013; Letters of Intent 1/28/2014; Applications 2/28/2014

43-2 Exploratory and Developmental Grant to Improve Health Care Quality through Health Information Technology (IT) (R21) (HHS)

The purpose of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to fund exploratory and developmental research grants that will contribute to the evidence base of how health IT improves health care quality. This FOA supports the use of a wide variety of research designs in order to generate information regarding the design and development, implementation, use, or impact of health IT on quality. Depending on the research design and intent of the project, applicants may receive support for: 1) pilot and feasibility or self-contained health IT research projects; 2) secondary data analysis of health IT research; or 3) economic (prospective or retrospective) analyses of a health IT project. Each grant application must clearly state which type of the three types of studies is being proposed. This FOA is focused on five research areas of interest that are needed to support health care quality and are considered part of a continuous quality improvement process. The five research areas of interest for this FOA are: 1. Design, 2. Implementation, 3. Use, 4. Impact on outcomes, 5. Measurement. Each application must clearly state at least one primary research area to be addressed. PA-14-001 (NIHG 11/15/13)

Deadline: 2/16/2014, 6/16/2014, 10/16/2014

43-3 International Security Fellowships (CISC)

The Center for International Security and Cooperation (CISAC) is an interdisciplinary community of scholars dedicated to producing policy-relevant research on international security topics. It is devoted to teaching and to training the next generation of security specialists, to influencing policymaking in international security, and to developing a more informed public discussion. The Center serves as a forum for scholars and security professionals to explore complex international problems and innovative solutions in a collegial and collaborative environment. The fellowship program is an integral part of this mission. CISAC Fellows, Visiting Scholars, and Faculty spend the academic year engaged in research and writing, and are encouraged to participate in seminars and to interact and collaborate with leading faculty and researchers. Natural scientists have the opportunity to conduct research on the scientific and technical aspects of security topics, as well as to work in collaboration with faculty members. (TGA 11/13)

Deadline: 1/31/2014

EDUCATION

43-4 Promoting Research and Innovation in Methodologies for Evaluation (PRIME) (NSF)

The Promoting Research and Innovation in Methodologies for Evaluation (PRIME) program seeks to support research on evaluation with special emphasis on: 1) exploring innovative approaches for determining the impacts and usefulness of STEM education projects and programs; 2) building on and expanding the theoretical foundations for evaluating STEM education and workforce development initiatives, including translating and adapting approaches from other fields; and 3) growing the capacity and infrastructure of the evaluation field. Three types of proposals will be supported by the program: Exploratory Projects that include proof-of-concept and feasibility studies; more extensive Full-Scale Projects; and workshops and conferences. NSF 14-515

Deadline: 2/21/2014

43-5 Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship Program (NSF)

The Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship Program seeks to encourage talented science, technology, engineering, and mathematics majors and professionals to become K-12 mathematics and science teachers. The Noyce Scholarship Track provides funds to institutions of higher education to support scholarships, stipends, and academic programs for undergraduate STEM majors and post-baccalaureate students holding STEM degrees who earn a teaching credential and commit to teaching in high-need K-12 school districts. The NSF Teaching Fellowship/Master Teaching Fellowship Track provides funding to support STEM professionals who enroll as NSF Teaching Fellows in master's degree programs leading to teacher certification by providing academic courses, professional development, and salary supplements while they are fulfilling a four-year teaching commitment in a high-need school district. This track also supports the development of NSF Master Teaching Fellows by providing professional development and salary supplements for exemplary mathematics and science teachers to become Master Teachers while they fulfill a five-year teaching commitment in high-need school districts. Capacity Building Projects support the development of new programs and activities to increase the capacity for institutions to provide innovative teacher preparation programs that enable increasing numbers of STEM majors and STEM professionals to become effective K-12 mathematics and science teachers and to develop the capacity to prepare Master science and mathematics teachers. NSF 14-508

Deadline: 2/5/2014

ENGINEERING, MATHEMATICS & PHYSICAL SCIENCES

43-6 Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Awards Program (Dreyfus)

The Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Awards Program supports the research and teaching careers of talented young faculty in the chemical sciences. Based on institutional nominations, the program provides discretionary funding to faculty at an early stage in their careers. Criteria for selection include an independent body of scholarship attained within the first five years of their appointment as independent researchers, and a demonstrated commitment to education, signaling the promise of continuing outstanding contributions to both research and teaching. The program is open to academic institutions in the States, Districts, and Territories of the United States of America that grant a bachelor's or higher degree in the chemical sciences, including biochemistry, materials chemistry, and chemical engineering. Nominees must hold a full-time tenure-track academic appointment, and are normally expected to have been appointed no earlier than mid-year 2008. Awardees are from Ph.D. granting departments in which scholarly research is a principal activity. Undergraduate education is an important component of the nominee's activities. Only one nomination per institution is allowed. (TGA 11/13)

Deadline: Internal 12/10/2013; Nominations 2/10/2014

43-7 CyberCorps®: Scholarship for Service (SFS) Defending America's Cyberspace (NSF)

The CyberCorps(R): Scholarship for Service (SFS) program seeks proposals that address cybersecurity education and workforce development. The Scholarship Track provides funding to award scholarships to students in cybersecurity. In return for their scholarships, recipients will work after graduation for a Federal, State, Local, or Tribal Government organization in a position related to cybersecurity for a period equal to the length of the scholarship. The Capacity Track seeks innovative proposals leading to an increase in the ability of the United States higher education enterprise to produce cybersecurity professionals. An individual may participate as PI, Co-PI, or Senior Personnel in at most one proposal per track in each annual SFS competition. NSF 14-510

Deadline: Scholarships 2/11/2014, Capacity 2/21/2014

HEALTH & LIFE SCIENCES

43-8 Animal and Biological Material Resource Centers (P40) (NIH)

This FOA encourages grant applications for national Animal Model, and Animal and Biological Material Resource Centers. These Centers provide support for special colonies of laboratory animals, as well as other resources such as reagents, cultures (cells, tissues, and organs) and genetic stocks that serve the biomedical research community. The resource centers for Animal and Biological Materials collect, maintain, characterize, and distribute defined strains of animals and/or related biological materials to biomedical investigators in a variety of research areas on a local, regional, national and international basis. This funding opportunity is designed to both support continuation of existing resources, and to develop new ones when appropriate. Prior to preparing an application, all applicants are strongly encouraged to consult with Program staff to be advised on appropriateness of the intended resource plans for this program, competitiveness of a potential application and ORIP's program priorities. PAR-14-005 (NIHG 11/22/13)

Deadline: 1/25/2014, 5/25/2014, 9/25/2014

43-9 Identification of Gene Variants for Addiction Related Traits by Next-Gen Sequencing in Model Organisms Selectively Bred for Addiction Traits (UH2/UH3) (NIH)

The goals of this initiative are to: 1) develop strategies and methodologies for the sequencing, mapping and genomic analyzing of established phenotypes of selectively bred animal models with addiction traits, and 2) identify, from new or existing selectively bred animal models, genetic variants with implications for addiction related traits. PAR-14-010 (NIHG 11/22/13)

Deadline: Letters of Intent 12/31/2013, 5/3/2014; Applications 1/31/2014, 6/30/2014

43-10 Nutrigenetics and Nutrigenomics Approaches for Nutrition Research (R01) (NIH)

The importance of diet and nutrition in the etiology of a number of metabolic and autoimmune diseases, affecting mortality and morbidity is well recognized. However, the exact nature of how diet impacts health and disease is not clearly understood. Studies involving children of Dutch famine cohorts clearly demonstrate that nutrition is not only important at every stage in life of an individual but also plays a critical role in the health and disease from in utero to old age, thus providing a broad window of opportunity for nutrition in disease prevention. In addition, nutrients and dietary components alter gene expression, modulate protein and metabolite levels in target tissues, modify cellular and metabolic pathways, affect epigenetic phenomena, and modify response to drugs. These nutrient-host interactions thus influence an individual's predisposition to disease and potential therapeutic response. However, the exact nature of these interactions and underlying causal mechanisms are poorly understood. In the genomic era, the high throughput omic technologies are emerging as reliable technical platforms for generating high dimensional biological data, for studying the impact of environmental exposures such as diet, on multiple biological pathways affecting human health and disease in ways that complement conventional scientific approaches. Specifically the field of nutrigenetics explores the impact of genetic variants on nutrient metabolism whereas nutrigenomics explores the gene expression, function and regulation in response to nutrient intake and collectively comprises the approaches namely transcriptomics, proteomics, epigenomics and metabolomics that enable analysis of multiple mRNA species, proteins and metabolites respectively. The main objective of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to promote application of nutrigenetics and/or nutrigenomics approaches to nutrition research through collaborative interaction among nutrition researchers and experts in omics technologies. PAR-13-375 (NIHG 10/18/13)

Deadline: Letters of Intent 2/20/2014, 2/19/2015; Applications 3/20/2014, 3/19/2015