Funding Bulletin, Volume 23, Number 9
March 7, 2014

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 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/bul14/limits14/index.htm

 

GENERAL

9-1 Women and Minorities in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Fields Program (WAMS) (NIFA)

NIFA requests applications for the Women and Minorities in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Fields Program (WAMS) for FY 2014 to support research and Extension activities that increase the number of women and underrepresented minorities from rural areas who will pursue and complete a postsecondary degree in science, technology, engineering or mathematics (STEM) disciplines. NIFA is soliciting applications for the WAMS under the following areas: STEM-related Priority Areas within the 2008 Farm Bill: Plant Health and Production and Plant Products; Animal Health and Production and Animal Products; Food Safety, Nutrition, and Health; Renewable Energy, Natural Resources, and Environment; Agricultural Systems and Technology; and Agriculture Economics and Rural Communities. Similarly, NIFA's mission is to direct food and agricultural sciences research, education, and Extension programs toward addressing STEM-related Priority Areas in: Global Food Security and Hunger, Climate Change, Sustainable Energy, Childhood Obesity, and Food Safety. USDA-NIFA-WAMS-004491 (GG 3/4/14)

Deadline: 4/28/2014

9-2 Grant opportunities from the Gates Foundation (Gates)

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and its funding partners in the Grand Challenges family of grant programs are inviting innovators to apply for a grant opportunity. Grand Challenges Explorations, an initiative to encourage innovative and unconventional global health and development solutions, is now accepting grant proposals for its latest application round. Proposals are being accepted online until May 6, 2014 on the following topics: New Ways of Working Together: Integrating Community-Based Interventions; Explore New Ways to Measure Fetal and Infant Brain Development; Innovations in Feedback & Accountability Systems for Agriculture Development; Inciting Healthy Behaviors: nudge, leapfrog, distrupt, reach; Novel Enabling Tools and Models Supporting the Development of Interventions for Severe Diarrhea and Enteric Dysfunction.

Deadline: 5/6/2014

 

ARTS & HUMANITIES

9-3 Challenge Grants (NEH)

NEH challenge grants are capacity-building grants, intended to help institutions and organizations secure long-term support for their humanities programs and resources. Through these awards, many organizations and institutions have been able to increase their humanities capacity and secure the permanent support of an endowment. Grants may be used to establish or enhance endowments or spend-down funds that generate expendable earnings to support and enhance ongoing program activities. Challenge grants may also provide capital directly supporting the procurement of long-lasting objects, such as acquisitions for archives and collections, the purchase of equipment, and the construction or renovation of facilities needed for humanities activities. Funds spent directly must be shown to bring long-term benefits to the institution and to the humanities more broadly. Grantee institutions may also expend up to 10 percent of total grant funds (federal funds plus matching funds) to defray costs of fundraising to meet the NEH challenge. Because of the matching requirement, these NEH grants also strengthen the humanities by encouraging nonfederal sources of support.

Deadline: 5/1/2014

 

ENGINEERING, MATHEMATICS & PHYSICAL SCIENCES

9-4 FY 15 Communications and Networking Discovery and Invention (DoD)

The current evolution of naval warfighting from a platform-centric to a network- centric paradigm depends on successfully meeting the implied need for significantly enhanced communications and networking capabilities of C2, sensor and weapon systems. These systems are deployed on a variety of platforms and users, both manned and un manned, operating under challenging battlefield conditions (lack of infrastructure, mobility, spectrum, interference, multipath, atmospherics, size/weight/power constraint, etc.) in different environments (space, terrestrial and undersea). The goal of the Communications and Networking Program within the Office of Naval Research (ONR) Code 312 is to overcome these challenges by developing measurable advances in technology that can directly enable and enhance end -to-end connectivity and quality-of -service for mission-critical information exchange among such widely dispersed naval, joint, and coalition forces. The vision is to provide high throughput, robust communications and networking to ensure all warfighters-- from the operational command to the tactical edge--have access to the data, information, and resources necessary to make timely, accurate decisions while performing their assigned missions or tasks. ONRBAA 14-007 (GG 2/30/14)

Deadline: 6/30/2014

9-5 Fiscal Year (FY) 14 Brownfields Training, Research, and Technical Assistance Grants Guidelines (EPA)

This notice announces the availability of funds and solicits proposals from eligible entities, including nonprofit organizations, to conduct research, or provide technical assistance to communities facing brownfields cleanup and revitalization challenges. Focus areas of this announcement include: 1) technical assistance to environmental workforce development and job training grantees, 2) technical assistance on the integration of environmental justice and equitable development for brownfields-impacted communities, 3) research on the benefits of brownfields redevelopment, and 4) technical assistance on brownfields financing and economic development strategies to brownfields-impacted communities. EPA-OSWER-OBLR-14-02 (GG 2/20/14)

Deadline: 4/18/2014

9-6 Special Grant Program in the Chemical Sciences (Dreyfus)

The Special Grant Program in the Chemical Sciences provides funding for innovative projects in any area consistent with the Foundation's broad objective to advance the chemical sciences. The program is open to institutions in the States, Districts, and Territories of the United States of America that have a focus in the chemical sciences. Institutions include schools, colleges and universities, as well as other not-for-profit organizations, such as scientific societies and science museums.(TGA 3/14)

Deadline: Inquiry 6/5/2014

 

HEALTH & LIFE SCIENCES

9-7 Agriculture and Food Research Initiative - Childhood Obesity Prevention (USDA)

The FY 2014 AFRI Childhood Obesity Prevention RFA calls for a focus on behavioral and environmental approaches to obesity prevention in children, but the particular issues to be addressed and how to address them will be developed by the investigator(s). The Childhood Obesity Prevention RFA focuses on the societal challenge to end child obesity. In the Childhood Obesity Prevention Challenge Area RFA, specific program areas are designed to achieve the long-term outcome of reducing the prevalence of overweight and obesity among children and adolescents. Project types supported by AFRI within this RFA include multi-function Integrated Research, Education, and Extension projects and FASE grants. USDA-NIFA-AFRI-004492

Deadline: Letters of Intent 4/17/2014; Applications 6/19/2014

9-8 Community Partnerships to Advance Research (CPAR) (R15) (NIH)

This funding opportunity announcement encourages researchers to partner with communities using Community Engaged Research (CEnR) methodologies that will enhance relationships leading to better interventions and positive health outcomes. To partner with a community entity on health issues that is of mutual concern, such as but not limited to: Interventions/programs for health promotion/prevention; Interventions/programs leading to self-management in chronic conditions; Programs that target self or symptom management; and Examine ways to enhance or implement sustainable health programs in community settings. The AREA program (R15) will enable qualified scientists to receive support for research projects. These grants are intended to create a research opportunity for scientists at institutions that have not previously been major recipients of NIH grant awards. K-State is eligible to apply. It is anticipated that investigators supported under the AREA program will benefit from the opportunity to conduct independent research; that the grantee institution will benefit from a research environment strengthened through AREA grants and furthered by participation in the diverse extramural programs of the NIH; and that students at recipient institutions will benefit from exposure to and participation in scientific research in the biomedical and behavioral sciences. Companion Funding Opportunities are PA-14-142, R01 Research Project Grant and PA-14-141, R21 Exploratory/Developmental Research Grant. PA-14-140 (NIHG 3/7/14)

Deadline: 6/25/2014, 10/25/2014, 2/25/2015

9-9 Research Opportunities for Flight Experiments in Space Biology (NASA)

This NASA Research Announcement (NRA) solicits hypothesis-driven space-flight research in Space Biology (SB) to be conducted on ISS. NASA SB experiments have one or more of the following primary goals: 1) to effectively use microgravity and the other characteristics of the space environment to enhance our understanding of basic biological processes; 2) to develop the scientific and technological foundations for a safe, productive human presence in space for extended periods and in preparation for exploration; and 3) to apply this knowledge and technology to improve our nation's competitiveness, education, and the quality of life on Earth. NASA SB experiments will be designed to discover how space flight affects a diverse group of microorganisms, plants, and animals; study the effects of gravity (g) across the g-spectrum, i.e., from micro- to hyper-gravity; and characterize the biological effects of radiation, magnetic fields, and the interaction among species in the unusual environments of space and spacecraft. In this NRA, selection preference will be given to proposals developed by teams of investigators that provide a multifaceted, integrated project to understand some aspect of adaptation to space by biological systems. NNH14ZTT002N (GG 2/28/14)

Deadline: Step 1 3/28/2014

 

INTERNATIONAL/MULTICULTURAL

9-10 Fulbright Scholar Program (CIES)

The core Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program provides approximately 800 teaching and/or research grants to U.S. faculty and experienced professionals in a wide variety of academic and professional fields. Grants are available in over 125 countries worldwide. Grant lengths vary in duration: applicants can propose projects for a period of two to 12 months, as specified in the award description. In addition, flexible options may be available.

Deadline: 8/1/2014

 

SOCIAL SCIENCES

9-11 NIJ FY 14 Research and Evaluation on Firearms and Violence (NIJ)

This solicitation seeks applications for research on firearms and violence such as, but not limited to, gun violence prevention programs based on general prevention theory, the effects of criminal justice interventions on reducing gun violence, improving data systems for studying gun violence, illicit gun markets, and the effects of firearm policies and legislation on public safety. NIJ-2014-3746 (GG 3/5/14)

Deadline: 6/3/2014

9-12 NIJ FY Building and Enhancing Criminal Justice Researcher-Practitioner Partnerships (NIJ)

The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), National Institute of Justice (NIJ) is seeking applications for funding criminal justice research and evaluation that includes a researcher-practitioner partnership component. This program furthers the Department's mission by sponsoring research to provide objective, independent, evidence-based knowledge and tools to meet the challenges of crime and justice, particularly at the state and local levels. NIJ-2014-3724 (GG 2/28/14)

Deadline: 5/28/2014