Funding Bulletin, Volume 23, Number 6
February 14, 2014
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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:
Responses to this Request for Statements of Interest will be used to identify potential investigators for a project to be funded by the Engineering Research Development Center (ERDC) which seeks to identify and facilitate the collection and distribution of information on military lands managed by the Army Integrated Training Area Management (ITAM) program. Results will be used by ERDC and the Army to develop optimal land management approaches, project needs, and to coordinate information sharing between the Department of the Army and general public. Review of Statements of Interest will begin ten workdays after posting on the Colorado Plateau, Great Plains, and Piedmont-South Atlantic Coast Cooperative Ecosystems Study Unit websites (2/12/14).
The U.S. - Israel Binational Science Foundation (BSF) is pleased to announce the opening of the 4th round of applications in its new research grants program devoted to Transformative Science. The BSF definition of Transformative Science has been adopted from the NSF and is: Research driven by ideas that have potential to radically change our understanding of an important scientific concept, or lead to the creation of a new paradigm, or a new field of science. Such research is also characterized by its challenge to current understanding or by its pathways to new frontiers. Proposals will be evaluated first and foremost on their transformative nature, but naturally also need to exhibit scientific excellence. Applications must be submitted jointly by at least one Israeli and one Americanscientist, as required in all BSF programs.
NRCS is offering a funding opportunity 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.
National Endowment for Humanities Fellowships support individuals pursuing advanced research that is of value to humanities scholars, general audiences, or both. Recipients usually produce articles, monographs, books, digital materials, archaeological site reports, translations, editions, or other scholarly resources in the humanities. Projects may be at any stage of development. 20140501-FA (GG 2/12/14)
The American Music Therapy Association, a professional association dedicated to the progressive development of the therapeutic use of music in rehabilitation, special education, and community settings, is accepting applications for the annual Arthur Flagler Fultz Award. The award program is designed to encourage, promote, and fund music therapy research and the exploration of new and innovative music therapy treatments. The fund supports research in the field of music therapy, with a focus on clinical research and health services research. (PND 12/6/13)
The National Council of Teachers of Mathematics is inviting proposals from teachers for collaborative action research projects involving university faculty, pre-service teachers, and classroom teachers seeking to improve their understanding of mathematics in preK-8 classrooms. Primary emphasis will be placed on collaboration among a team of researchers consisting of university faculty, elementary/middle school teachers, and pre-service teachers from the undergraduate ranks. The research should be designed, implemented, and completed with a focus on enhancing the teaching and/or learning of preK-8 mathematics. (PND 12/6/13)
The U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC) has issued a Broad Agency Announcement (BAA) for various research and development topic areas. The ERDC consists of the Coastal and Hydraulics Lab (CHL), the Geotechnical and Structures Lab (GSL), the Environmental Lab (EL) and the Information Technology Lab (ITL) in Vicksburg, Mississippi; the Cold Regions Research and Engineering Lab (CRREL) in Hanover, New Hampshire; the Construction Engineering Research Lab (CERL) in Champaign, Illinois; and the Topographic Engineering Center (TEC) in Alexandria, Virginia. The ERDC is responsible for conducting research in the broad fields of hydraulics, dredging, coastal engineering, instrumentation, oceanography, remote sensing, geotechnical engineering, earthquake engineering, soil effects, vehicle mobility, self-contained munitions, military engineering, geophysics, pavements, protective structures, aquatic plants, water quality, dredged material, treatment of hazardous waste, wetlands, physical/mechanical/ chemical properties of snow and other frozen precipitation, infrastructure and environmental issues for installations, computer science, telecommunications management, energy, facilities maintenance, materials and structures, engineering processes, environmental processes, land and heritage conservation, and ecological processes. W912HZ-14-BAA-01 (GG 1/27/14)
The Air Force Research Laboratory's Space Vehicles Directorate (AFRL/RV) leads the nation in space supremacy research and development. AFRL/RV's mission is to develop and transition innovative high-payoff space technologies supporting the warfighter, while leveraging commercial, civil, and other space capabilities to ensure America's advantage. AFRL/RV is seeking U.S. and U.S. Territory universities/colleges to propose grants for space-based basic and applied research that are of interest to the Department of Defense (DoD). Specifically, the objective is to encourage students' and professors' interest in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) to help meet long-term national defense needs of the United States for personnel proficient in STEM. The focus of AFRL/RV is on research areas that offer significant and comprehensive benefits to our national war-fighting and peacekeeping capabilities. These areas are organized and managed in five overarching Core Technology Competences (CTCs): Space Electro-Optical and Infrared Sensing (EO/IR), Space Electronics, Space Environmental Impacts and Mitigation, Space Platforms & Operations Technologies, and Space Experiments. FOA-RVKV-2013-0001 (GG 12/10/13)
Air Force Research Laboratory, Materials & Manufacturing Directorate is soliciting white papers and potentially technical and cost proposals under this announcement that support the needs of its Structural Materials and Applications mission. Structural Materials technologies that range from materials and scientific discovery through technology development and transition are of interest. Descriptors of Materials and Manufacturing Directorate technology interests are in two contexts; that of structural materials science and engineering academic competencies, and that of Air Force application area needs. BAA-RQKM-2014-0003 (GG 11/4/13)
The purpose of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to encourage the submission of research project grant applications that propose to examine the molecular, cellular, circuit, and behavioral responses to neuroimmune signaling within the central nervous system (CNS) as it pertains to the initiation, escalation, and maintenance of, and the neurological consequences resulting from, substance use disorders (SUDs), and to abstinence and withdrawal from, and subsequent relapse of, drug use. The goal of this understudied area of research is to determine the extent to which neuroimmune responses contribute to or protect against current and future risk and consequences of SUDs. PA-14-084 (NIHG 2/7/14)
The National Institute of Justice is seeking multidisciplinary research and evaluation proposals related to childhood exposure to violence. In particular, NIJ seeks applications that address polyvictimization, Internet harassment/electronic aggression (e.g, bullying through Facebook, harassing e-mails), resilience, or justice system responses to children identified as being exposed to violence. For the purposes of this solicitation, Children Exposed to Violence (CEV) encompasses a broad area that includes children as both direct victims and as bystanders or observers of various forms of violence in the home, school, or community (including, but not limited to, peer victimization/bullying/harassment, child maltreatment, domestic violence, and community violence). This solicitation may be used to address other types of violence to which children are exposed, with the exception of media violence (e.g., television and movie violence, music advocating aggression, and violent video games). NIJ-2014-3745 (GG 2/11/14)
With this solicitation, NIJ seeks applications for funding of research and evaluation related to abuse, neglect, and exploitation of elderly individuals and residents of residential care facilities. Research proposed may be focused at the State, local, tribal, Federal, or juvenile criminal justice policy, and practice level. Current demographic trends show that our society is aging rapidly, and the number of people living in residential care facilities is rising. Crimes against these populations are similarly expected to increase. Given the paucity of evidence-based data in the field, additional research is urgently needed to inform, evaluate, and improve the efficacy of efforts to protect elderly individuals and residents of residential care facilities and to hold perpetrators of abuse accountable for their crimes. NIJ-2014-3750 (GG 2/11/14)
The Eisenhower Graduate Fellowship (provides funding for the pursuit of Masters or Doctorate Degrees in a transportation related discipline. The program objectives are: 1) to attract the nation's brightest minds to the field of transportation, 2) to enhance the careers of transportation professionals by encouraging them to seek advanced degrees, and, 3) to retain top talent in the transportation industry of the United States. The Program is intended to bring innovation and enhance the breadth and scope of knowledge of the entire transportation community in the United States. The Eisenhower Graduate Fellowship Program encompasses all modes of transportation. Individual students apply for Eisenhower Graduate Fellowship. If a student is selected to receive a fellowship, the student, their faculty advisor and the university will be responsible for completing and submitting all required paperwork to execute the fellowship. DTFH6414RA00001 (GG 2/10/14)