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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: email@example.com, 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:
American Fellowships support women scholars who are completing dissertations, planning research leave from accredited institutions, or preparing research for publication. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents. Candidates are evaluated on the basis of scholarly excellence; quality and originality of project design; and active commitment to helping women and girls through service in their communities, professions, or fields of research.
The consequences of climate variability and change are becoming more immediate and profound than previously anticipated. Over recent decades, the world has witnessed the onset of prolonged droughts on several continents, increased frequency of floods, loss of agricultural and forest productivity, degraded ocean and permafrost ecosystems, global sea level rise and the rapid retreat of ice sheets and glaciers, loss of arctic sea ice, and changes in ocean currents. These important impacts highlight that climate variability and change can have significant effects on decadal and shorter time scales, with significant consequences for plant, animal, human, and physical systems. The EaSM funding opportunity enables interagency cooperation on one of the most pressing problems of the millennium: climate change and how it is likely to affect our world. It allows the partner agencies-- National Science Foundation (NSF) and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) --to combine resources to identify and fund the most meritorious and highest-impact projects that support their respective missions, while avoiding duplication of effort and fostering collaboration between agencies and the investigators they support. This interdisciplinary scientific challenge calls for the development and application of next-generation Earth System Models that include coupled and interactive representations of such components as ocean and atmospheric currents, agricultural working lands and forests, biogeochemistry, atmospheric chemistry, the water cycle and land ice. This solicitation seeks to attract scientists from the disciplines of geosciences, agricultural sciences, mathematics and statistics. Successful proposals will develop intellectual excitement in the participating disciplinary communities and engage diverse interdisciplinary teams with sufficient breadth to achieve the scientific objectives. An individual may appear as PI, co-PI, co-investigator or senior personnel on only one proposal in response to this solicitation. NSF 13-607 (GG 9/23/13)
Course and Program grants are awarded to NCIIA member institutions for the purpose of strengthening existing curricular programs or building new programs in technology-based invention, innovation, and entrepreneurship. Proposals may request support for a single course, a course sequence, a certificate program, a minor or major, extracurricular programs or a combination of these. Successful proposals include the following elements: The formation of student teams (E-Teams*) focused on technology invention, innovation and entrepreneurship with a positive social/environmental impact; a focus on entrepreneurship and support for promising student teams who want to continue to develop their technologies and business models after participation in the proposed course/program; a plan for continuation (and financial sustainability) of the course or program post-NCIIA-funding; an emphasis on experiential learning-by-doing and creative pedagogical approaches to solving real world problems. NCIIA encourages proposals that involve students and advisors from engineering, science, business, design, and liberal arts disciplines, as well as groups traditionally underrepresented in invention, innovation, and entrepreneurship, including women and minorities.
The North Central Soybean Research Program (NCSRP) combines soybean check-off funds from its 12 member states in order to sponsor basic and applied research to increase soybean profitability and yield enhancement, while maintaining or improving soybean composition, through genetic improvement and biotic and abiotic stress mitigation for soybean maturity groups 0-IV. The NCSRP is seeking soybean research proposals for funding to begin on March 1, 2014. The NCSRP Board will fund research projects that address their goals to increase soybean grower productivity and profitability while improving environmental stewarship. The NCSRP will fund both applied and basic research that will provide short-and long-term practical benefit to Midwestern soybean producers. Researchers interested in submitting a proposal should provide an electronic copy in Microsoft Word format of the complete proposal to Sue Heath at firstname.lastname@example.org, Dr. Ed Anderson email@example.com and Dr. Keith Smith at keith.smith@ wildblue.net along with 20 three-holed punched and stapled copies to the NCSRP office.
The Kansas Corn Commission is soliciting research and education Proposals for FY 2015. An individual may be listed as lead principal investigator on only one proposal, but may be a secondary principal investigator on multiple proposals. Proposals will be accepted in the following areas: 1) Value-Added Projects--The proposal program should be commercially significant and have the potential to use large quantities of corn. 2) Marketing Extension Program and Transportation-- The proposed program should include extensive educational training of corn pricing, crop disappearance/market share, risk management and crop insurance options, yield protection, farm program considerations and options in marketing available to Kansas Corn producers. 3) Production/Environmental Programs-- Proposals should address cropping systems for the Kansas corn industry for the year 2015 and beyond and should focus on the most economical/efficient cropping systems with minimal impact on the environment.
The US pork industry produces more than five million metric tons of pork variety meats and pork by-products each year, yet it exports less than a half million metric tons of these products. This suggests that a significant portion of US pork carcasses are currently rendered to make blood meal, meat and bone meal, fat and grease. These rendered products are all of low value but are often highly valued in specific countries and in many cases sell for price premiums that are many multiples of the US price. Also, consumers in many target countries often lack adequate, high quality protein in their diets. The elimination of a price wedge between the US and international prices would allow these consumers to purchase products that are highly valued in local cuisine and, in so doing, increase the nutritional value of their diets. The removal of this price wedge would also increase the value of live hogs in the US and reduce the breakeven cost of producing muscle meats for the US consumer. Therefore, NPB applied for, and received, a grant from the USDA's Emerging Market Program (EMP) to conduct the following study: Market Assessment, Identification and Elimination of Technical and Scientific Barriers to U.S. Pork Variety Meat and By-Product Exports. The target emerging markets are Vietnam, Philippines, Colombia and South Africa. Learnings to-date from in market studies, packer interviews, price data comparisons, current export data analysis and industry expert interviews led NPB to the need for economic and technical research related specifically to saving pork blood for human consumption. Consumers in Colombia and other parts of Central and South America purchase large quantities of blood sausage. Consumers in The Philippines and Vietnam consume large quantities of blood-based soups and stews. There appears to be an opportunity to save blood in U.S. packing plants to be used for human consumption in export markets. The purpose of the research requested here, as part of the above mentioned EMP grant, is to determine if this makes technical and economic sense.
Art works to improve the lives of America's citizens in many ways. Communities across our nation are leveraging the arts and engaging design to make their communities more livable with enhanced quality of life, increased creative activity, a distinct sense of place, and vibrant local economies that together capitalize on their existing assets. The NEA defines these efforts as the process of Creative Placemaking. Organizations may apply for creative placemaking projects that contribute to the livability of communities and place the arts at their core. 2014NEA01OT (GG 9/24/13)
The Museums for America (MFA) program supports projects that strengthen the ability of an individual museum to serve its public. MFA grants support activities that strengthen museums as active resources for lifelong learning, as important institutions in the establishment of livable communities, and as good stewards of the nation's collections. MFA grants can fund both new and ongoing museum activities and programs. Examples include planning, managing and conserving collections, improving public access, training, conducting programmatic research, school and public programming, producing exhibitions, and integrating new or upgraded technologies into your operations. MFA-FY14 (GG 9/16/13)
Physics at the Information Frontier (PIF) includes support for data-enabled science, community research networks, and new computational infrastructure, as well as for next-generation computing. It focuses on cyber-infrastructure for the disciplines supported by the Physics Division while encouraging broader impacts on other disciplines. Disciplines within the purview of the Physics Division include: atomic, molecular, optical, plasma, elementary particle, nuclear, particle astrophysics, gravitational and biological physics. PIF provides support for physics proposals in three subareas: 1) computational physics, 2) data enabled physics, and 3) quantum information science and revolutionary computing. PD 13-7553 (GG 9/20/13)
The objective of the AFRL Research Collaboration program is to enable collaborative research partnerships between AFRL and Academia and Industry in areas including but not limited to Materials and Manufacturing and Aerospace Sensors that engage a diverse pool of domestic businesses that employ scientists and engineers in technical areas required to develop critical war-fighting technologies for the nation's air, space and cyberspace forces through specific AFRL Core Technical Competencies (CTCs). BAA-RQKM-2013-0005 (GG 6/17/13)
This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) encourages NIH Research Project Grants (R01) to test practical, sustainable, and cost efficient adaptations of efficacious strategies or approaches to prevent and treat diabetes and/or obesity. Research focused on the prevention or reversal of obesity, prevention of type 2 diabetes, improved care of type 1 and type 2 diabetes, or the prevention or delay of the complications of these conditions is encouraged. The approaches tested should have the potential for wide dissemination and implementation outside of an academic setting such as in routine clinical practice or communities at risk. PA-13-352 (NIHG 9/13/13)