Funding Bulletin
Funding Opportunities for Research, Instruction, Service, Creative Activities
Fellowships and International Programs
April 5, 2013
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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:
[email protected], by the Internal due
date listed in the Funding Bulletin (FB
13-1) 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:
13-1 William T. Grant Scholars
Program (Grant)
The William T. Grant Scholars Program
supports promising early-career researchers from diverse disciplines, who have
demonstrated success in conducting high
quality research and are seeking to further
develop and broaden their expertise. Candidates are nominated by a supporting
institution and must submit five- year
research plans that demonstrate creativity,
intellectual rigor, and a commitment to
continued professional development. Proposed research plans must fit the Foundation’s research interests. They currently
support research to understand and
improve the everyday settings of youth
ages 8 to 25 in the United States. Specifically, they fund studies that enhance
understanding of: How youth settings
work, how they affect youth development,
and how they can be improved; and When,
how, and under what conditions research
evidence is used in policy and practice that
affect youth, and how its use can be
improved. Applicants must have received
their terminal degree within seven years of
submitting their application and must be
employed in career-ladder positions.
Applicants must be nominated by their
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institutions. Major divisions (e.g., College of Arts and Sciences, Medical
School) of an institution may nominate
only one applicant each year. (TGA 4/13)
Deadline: Internal 5/8/2013; Nominations 7/8/2013
13-2 ROSES 2013: Astrobiology:
Exobiology and Evolutionary Biology
The goal of NASA’s Exobiology and
Evolutionary Biology program is to
understand the origin, evolution, distribution, and future of life in the Universe.
Research is centered on the origin and
early evolution of life, the potential of
life to adapt to different environments,
and the implications for life elsewhere.
This research is conducted in the context
of NASA’s ongoing exploration of our
stellar neighborhood and the identification of biosignatures for in situ and
remote sensing applications. Research in
the area of prebiotic evolution seeks to
understand the pathways and processes
leading from the origin of planetary bodies to the origin of life. The goal of
research into the early evolution of life is
to determine the nature of the most primitive organisms and the environment in
which they evolved. The opportunity is
taken to investigate two natural repositories of evolutionary history available on
Earth: the molecular record in living
organisms and the geological record.
Research associated with the study of the
evolution of advanced life seeks to determine the biological and environmental
factors leading to the development of
multicellularity on Earth and the potential distribution of complex life in the
Universe. NNH13ZDA001N-EXO (GG
Deadline: Notices of Intent 4/19/2013;
Proposals 6/14/2013
13-3 ROSES 2013: NASA Energy
and Water Cycle Study (NASA)
The current state and evolution of the
environment are critically intertwined
with the water and energy cycles of the
climate system. Progress towards comprehensive understanding of both cycles
is enabling better description of the current state of the climate, as well as the
subtle shifts that may be going on. While
global warming is often summarized as
an index of mean temperatures, it is alterations of the water cycle that may be
most relevant to life on Earth, especially
human society. Water is fundamentally
within the center of what all life needs to
survive and thrive on the planet and it is
no different for human society whose
agriculture, energy production, recre-
ation, etc., all require water. Accomplishing any goals related to better
understanding these two cycles requires,
in part, an accurate accounting of the key
reservoirs and associated fluxes, including their spatial and temporal variability.
To accomplish this, integration of existing
observations and research tools is a
requirement. To achieve this, the NASA
Energy and Water Cycle Study (NEWS)
grand challenge can be summarized as
documenting and enabling improved,
observationally based, predictions of
water and energy cycle consequences of
Earth system variability and change. This
challenge requires documenting and predicting trends in the rate of the Earth’s
water and energy cycling that corresponds
to climate change and changes in the frequency and intensity of naturally occurring related meteorological and
hydrologic events, which may vary as climate may vary in the future.
NNH13ZDA001N-NEWS (GG 4/2/13)
Deadline: 6/3/2013
13-4 Pork Board Research (Pork)
The National Pork Board is soliciting
research proposals dealing with: Animal
Science - Swine Nutrition; Animal Welfare - Animal Welfare; Human Nutrition Human Nutrition; Pork Safety - Pre Harvest; Swine health - PRRS; and Swine
Health - Foreign Animal Disease
Deadline: 5/21/2013
13-5 Regional Integrated Pest
Management Competitive Grants
Program - North Central Region
The Regional IPM Competitive Grants
Program (RIPM) supports the continuum
of research and extension efforts needed
to increase the implementation of IPM
methods. The RIPM program supports
projects that develop individual pest control tactics, integrate individual tactics
into an IPM system, and develop and
implement extension and education programs. The program is administered by
the land-grant university system’s four
regional IPM Centers (North Central,
Northeastern, Southern, Western) in partnership with NIFA. USDA-NIFA-RIPM004211 (GG 4/2/13)
Deadline: 5/16/2013
13-6 Bread Ideas Challenge (NSF)
The National Science Foundation (NSF)
and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
today launched the BREAD Ideas Chal-
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lenge, a prize competition for the Basic
Research to Enable Agricultural Development (BREAD) program. The BREAD
Ideas Challenge is an opportunity for
researchers in the agricultural sciences to
identify, in 100 words or fewer, what they
believe are today’s most pressing issues
facing smallholder farmers in the developing world. Up to 25 winners will
receive $10,000 USD each and their ideas
will be showcased on the BREAD Ideas
Challenge website to draw international
attention to these important challenges.
The BREAD Ideas Challenge is open to
graduate students, postdoctoral associates and faculty at universities, colleges
and non-profit research organizations in
the United States and internationally. NSF
Press Release 13-058
Deadline: 4/30/2013
designed to enable scholars in all disciplines who specialize in South Asia to
pursue further research in India. Senior
Fellows establish formal affiliation with
an Indian institution; Senior Scholarly/
Professional Development Fellowships
are available to established scholars who
have not previously specialized in Indian
studies and to established professionals
who have not previously worked or studied in India. Senior Scholarly/Professional Development Fellows are formally
affiliated with an Indian institution;
Senior Performing and Creative Arts Fellowships are available to accomplished
practitioners of the performing arts of
India and creative artists who demonstrate
that study in India would enhance their
skills, develop their capabilities to teach
or perform in the U.S., enhance American
involvement with India’s artistic traditions, and strengthen their links with
peers in India.
Deadline: 7/1/2013
13-7 Humanities Program (Delmas)
The Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation
intends to further the humanities along a
broad front, supporting projects which
address the concerns of the historical studia humanitatis: a humanistic education
rooted in the great traditions of the past;
the formation of human beings according
to cultural, moral, and aesthetic ideals
derived from that past; and the ongoing
debate over how these ideals may best be
conceived and realized. Programs in the
following areas are eligible; the history,
criticism, and theory of the arts; and those
aspects of the social sciences which share
the content and methods of humanistic
disciplines. The Foundation welcomes
projects that cross boundaries between
humanistic disciplines and explore the
connection between the humanities and
other areas of scholarship.
Deadline: Open
13-8 Fellowships in India (AIIS)
The American Institute of Indian Studies
is a cooperative, non-profit organization
of seventy- one American colleges and
universities that supports the advancement of knowledge and understanding of
India, its people, and culture. AIIS welcomes applicants from a wide variety of
disciplines. It especially encourages
applicants in fields such as Development
Studies, Natural Resources Management,
Public Health, and Regional Planning.
Applications to conduct research in India
may be made in the following categories:
Junior Research Fellowships are available
to doctoral candidates at U.S. universities
in all fields of study and are specifically
designed to enable doctoral candidates to
pursue their dissertation research in India;
Senior Research Fellowships are available to scholars who hold the Ph.D. or its
equivalent. Senior Fellowships are
13-9 In-STEP (USAID)
USAID/India seeks a U.S. School of Education to implement a three to five month
customized teacher training program for
approximately 100-110 teacher educators
from India. The first group of 50 plus
teacher educators would arrive in the U.S.
on or around September 15, 2013 and the
second group on or around September 15,
2014. The purpose of the proposed
project, the India – Support for Teacher
Education Program (In-STEP), is to build
the capacity of Indian teacher educators
(and administrators) by exposing them to
the talent, methodologies, and expertise
offered by U.S. Schools of Education]. It
is expected that these teacher educators
will take the practices and methodologies
learned in the U.S. and apply them to the
Indian context.RFA-386-13-000002 (GG
Deadline: 5/10/2013
13-10 Establishment of a University
Partnership in Textile Design with
National College of Arts, Lahore,
Pakistan (DOS)
The Public Affairs Section of the U.S.
Embassy in Islamabad and U.S Consulate
General in Lahore announces an open
competition for a cooperative agreement
to establish a University Partnership
between a four-year college or university
in the U.S. and the National College of
Arts in Textile Design. Accredited U.S.
four-year colleges and universities may
submit proposals to pursue institutional or
departmental objectives in partnership
with the National College of Arts. Objectives detailed as priorities for this partnership include: collaborative research,
curriculum development, faculty
exchange, long distance teaching via
internet/DVC and sharing of manuals and
literature. The means of achieving these
objectives is purposefully left broad to
encourage the submission of innovative
proposals tailored to the international
education and research goals of both insti-
tutions. SCAPPD-13-CA-048-SCA03292013 (GG 3/29/13)
Deadline: 5/16/2013
13-11 NIJ Research on Offender
Decision-Making (DOJ)
The study of adult offender decision-making has typically been approached from
the rational choice model. With this solicitation the National Institute of Justice
(NIHJ) seeks to expand the existing
research by examining the process of
adult offender decision-making with
respect to the decision to offend. NIJ
requests proposals that either expand the
rational choice model or use other theories (e.g., behavioral economics, business
models, psychology, or cognitive models)
or both. Proposed research also should
consider issues such as social context,
emotions, default choices, or possibly
environmental context to help the field
gain a better understanding of the overall
decision-making process. NIJ-2013-3454
(GG 4/3/13)
Deadline: 6/17/2013
13-12 OJJDP FY 2013 Field-Initiated
Research and Evaluation Program
This program will support methodologically rigorous research and evaluations
that inform policy and practice consistent
with the Department of Justice mission.
OJJDP will fund field-initiated studies
that advance the understanding of how the
application of a child and adolescent
development framework to juvenile justice system approaches, policies, and programs impacts juvenile delinquency,
justice system involvement, and recidivism. OJJDP-2013-3581 (GG 3/29/13)
Deadline: 5/29/2013
R.W. Trewyn, Vice President for Research
Jim Guikema, Associate Vice President for
Caron Boyce, Administrative Specialist
Preaward Section
Paul Lowe, Director
Anita Fahrny, Assistant Director
Kathy Tilley, Rich Doan, Carmen Garcia,
Adassa Roe, Diana McElwain, Katie Small,
Rex Goff, Namrita Berry, Cecilia Scaler,
Sharon Zoeller
Funding Information Specialist & Editor
Beverly Page
Development Director
Mary Lou Marino
Human Subjects, Animal Care & Use,
and Biosafety
Gerald P. Jaax, Associate Vice President,
Research Compliance
Heath Ritter, Compliance Monitor
Petra Jardine, Administrative Specialist
Congressional Relations
Sue Peterson, R.W. Trewyn
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