Funding Bulletin
Funding Opportunities for Research, Instruction, Service, Creative Activities
Fellowships and International Programs
August 25, 2008
Program Information
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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 Provost 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
31-2) 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:
31-1 Exceptional, Unconventional
Research Enabling Knowledge
Acceleration (EUREKA) (R01) (NIH)
This FOA solicits Research Project Grant
(R01) applications from institutions/organizations proposing exceptionally innovative research on novel hypotheses or
difficult problems, solutions to which
would have an extremely high impact on
biomedical or biobehavioral research that
is germane to the mission of one or more
of the participating NIH Institutes. This
FOA is for support of new projects, not
continuation of projects that have already
been initiated. It does not support pilot
projects, i.e., projects of limited scope that
are designed primarily to generate data
that will enable the PI to seek other funding opportunities. RFA-GM-09-008
(NIHG 8/15/08)
Deadline: Letters of Intent 9/29/2008;
Applications 10/28/2008
31-2 Beckman Young Investigators
Program (Beckman)
The Arnold and Mabel Beckman Foundation makes grants to non-profit research
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institutions to promote research in chemistry and the life sciences, broadly interpreted, and particularly to foster the new
invention of methods, instruments and
materials that will open up new avenues
of research in science. The Beckman
Young Investigator (BYI) Program is
intended to provide research support to
the most promising young faculty members in the early stages of academic
careers in the chemical and life sciences.
No more than two (2) candidates may
apply from any one institution
Deadline: Internal 9/1/2008; Applications 10/1/2008
31-3 Ruth L. Kirschstein National
Research Service Award (NRSA)
Institutional Research Training
Grants (T32) (NIH)
The National Institutes of Health (NIH)
will award Ruth L. Kirschstein National
Research Service Award (NRSA) Institutional Research Training Grants (T32) to
eligible institutions as the primary means
of supporting predoctoral and postdoctoral research training to help ensure that
a diverse and highly trained workforce is
available to assume leadership roles
related to the Nation’s biomedical,
behavioral, and clinical research agenda.
The primary objective of the T32 program is to prepare qualified individuals
for careers that have a significant impact
on the health-related research needs of
the Nation. This program supports predoctoral, postdoctoral and short term
research training programs at domestic
institutions of higher education with the
T32 funding mechanism. Note that programs solely for short-term research
training should not apply to this
announcement, but rather the separate
(T35) NRSA Short-Term Institutional
program exclusively reserved for shortterm programs (see PA-08-227). PA-08226 (NIHG 8/1/08)
Deadline: 9/25/2008, 1/25/2009, 5/25/
31-4 Kansas DEPSCoR Fiscal Year
2009 (DOD)
At the time this preliminary request is
being issued, the DEPSCoR FY 2009
program announcement has not been
released by the DoD. This preliminary
request is based on the DoD FY 2008
program and unofficial, preliminary
information that has been provided by
DoD. It may be necessary to modify the
Kansas program if there are substantial
changes in the DEPSCoR FY 2009 program when it is released. As in the past
two years, the selection of full proposals
will be based on pre-proposals and only
those researchers whose pre-proposals are
selected will need to prepare full proposals. The state proposal is expected to consist of three to five individually fundable
proposals which comply with the Defense
Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research Announcement (DoD
Deadline: Preproposals 9/2/2008
31-5 Fellowships to Assist Research
and Artistic Creation (Guggenheim)
The John Simon Guggenheim Memorial
Foundation was established in 1925 by
United States Senator Simon Guggenheim and his wife as a memorial to a son
who died April 26, 1922. The Foundation
offers Fellowships to further the development of scholars and artists by assisting
them to engage in research in any field of
knowledge and creation in any of the arts,
under the freest possible conditions and
irrespective of race, color, or creed. The
Fellowships are awarded to men and
women who have already demonstrated
exceptional capacity for productive scholarship or exceptional creative ability in
the arts. (GA 6/08)
Deadline: 9/15/2008
31-6 Fulbright-Hays Group Projects
Abroad (ED)
The Fulbright-Hays Group Projects
Abroad Program supports overseas
projects in training, research, and curriculum development in modern foreign languages and area studies for groups of
teachers, students, and faculty engaged in
a common endeavor. Projects are shortterm and include seminars, curriculum
development, or group research or study.
For 2009 a group project must focus on
one or more of the following geographic
regions of the world: Africa, East Asia,
South Asic, Southeast Asia and the
Pacific, the Western Hemisphere (Central
and South America, Mexico, and the Caribbean), East Central Europe and Eurasia,
and the Near East. A competitive priority
is for projects that focus on any of the 78
languages deemed critical on the U.S.
Department of Education’s list of Less
Commonly taught Languages. CFDA
84.021A (FR 8/15/08)
Deadline: 9/26/2008
31-7 Personnel Development To
Improve Services and Results for
Children With Disabilities (ED)
The purposes of this program are to: 1)
help address State-identified needs for
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highly qualified personnel—in special
education, related services, early intervention, and regular education—to work
with infants, toddlers, and children with
disabilities; and 2) ensure that those personnel have the necessary skills and
knowledge, derived from practices that
have been determined through scientifically based research and experience, to be
successful in serving those children. Priorities are: Preparation of Leadership Personnel; Combined Personnel Preparation;
and Special Education Preservice Program Improvement Grants. 84.325D;
84.325K; 84.325T (FR 7/21/08)
Deadline: 9/26/2008, 9/29/2008, 10/10/
31-8 Mineral Resources External
Research Program (USGS)
The Mineral Resources Program (MRP)
of the U.S. Geological Survey is offering
a grant and/or cooperative agreement
opportunity to universities and others that
have the ability to conduct research in
topics related to non-fuel mineral
resources. The proposed work must be
research. Data collection and compilation
are important early steps in a research
project but do not, alone, constitute
research. The proposed research must
address one of the long-term goals of the
MRP: 1) Ensure availability of up-to-date
quantitative assessments of potential of
undiscovered mineral deposits; 2) Ensure
availability of up-to-date geoenvironmental assessments of priority Federal lands;
3) Ensure availability of reliable geologic,
geochemical, geophysical, and mineral
locality data for the U.S.; 4) Ensure availability of long-term data sets describing
mineral production and consumption.
09HQPA0002 (GG 8/18/09)
Deadline: 9/29/2008
(OBSSR) of the National Institutes of
Health (NIH). This FOA solicits Exploratory/Developmental (R21) applications
from institutions/organizations that propose to apply one or more specific system
science methodologies to public health
and health care systems problems and
contribute knowledge that will enhance
effective decision making around the
development of and prioritization of policies, interventions, and programs to
improve population health, especially
where resources are limited and only a
limited number of programs/policies/
interventions can be implemented. Applicants are encouraged to submit projects
that tackle policy resistant health problems (i.e., ones in which the effects of
planned interventions, programs or policies tend to be delayed, diluted or
defeated by responses of the system to the
intervention itself) using a systems science methodology. PAR-08-224 (NIHG
Deadline: Letters of Intent 9/16/2008;
Applications 10/16/2008, 2/16/2008, 6/
31-10 Using Systems Science
Methodologies to Protect and Improve
Population Health (R21) (NIH)
This funding opportunity announcement
(FOA) is being issued by the Office of
Behavioral and Social Sciences Research
31-12 Social and Behavioral
This BAA is intended for the advanced
development of emerging research in
power and energy conversion, power generation, energy storage and recovery,
renewable energy, and hybrid intelligent
management technologies. Specific areas
of interest include but are not limited to
advanced heat engines, fuel cells, energy
storage/recovery, hybrid power technologies, advanced materials, and intelligent
power management. W909MY-07-R0016 (FBO 7/17/07)
Deadline: 9/30/2010
The National Science Foundation (NSF)
and the Department of Defense (DoD) are
initiating a university-based social and
behavioral science research activity, as
part of The Minerva Initiative launched
by the Secretary of Defense, that focuses
on areas of strategic importance to U.S.
national security policy. NSF and DoD
intend: 1) to develop the DoD’s social and
human science intellectual capital in order
to enhance its ability to address future
challenges; 2) to enhance the DoD’s
engagement with the social science community; and 3) to deepen the understanding of the social and behavioral
dimensions of national security issues. In
pursuit of these objectives, NSF and DoD
will bring together universities, research
institutions, and individual scholars and
will support disciplinary, interdisciplinary
and collaborative projects addressing
areas of strategic importance to national
security policy. NSF 08-594
Deadline: Letters of Intent 9/30/2008;
Proposals 10/30/2008
31-11 Methodology and Measurement
in the Behavioral and Social Sciences
(R01) (NIH)
The goal of this Funding Opportunity
Announcement (FOA) is to encourage
research that will improve the quality and
scientific power of data collected in the
behavioral and social sciences, relevant to
the missions of the participating NIH
Institutes and Centers. The participating
NIH Institutes and Centers invite qualified researchers to submit research grant
applications aimed at improving and
developing methodology and measurement in the behavioral and social sciences
through innovations in research design,
data collection techniques, measurement,
and data analysis techniques. Research
that addresses methodology and measurement issues in diverse populations, issues
in studying sensitive behaviors, issues of
ethics in research, issues related to confidential data and the protection of research
subjects, and issues in developing interdisciplinary, multimethod, and multilevel
approaches to behavioral and social science research is particularly encouraged,
as are approaches that integrate behavioral and social science research with biological, physical, or computational
science research or engineering. This
FOA will utilize the NIH Research
Project Grant (R01) mechanism and runs
in parallel with PAR-08-213 and PAR-08214, which solicit applications under the
Exploratory/Developmental (R21) and
Small Research Grant (R03) award mechanisms, respectively. PAR-08-212 (GG 7/
Deadline: Letters of Intent 9/5/2008, 1/
5/2009; Applications 10/5/2008, 2/5/
31-9 Power Technology (DOD)
Dimensions of National Security,
Conflict, and Cooperation (NSCC)
31-13 Jacob K. Javits Fellowship
Program (ED)
The purpose of the Jacob K. Javits (JKJ)
Fellowship Program is to award fellowships to eligible students of superior ability, selected on the basis of demonstrated
achievement, financial need, and exceptional promise, to undertake graduate
study in specific fields in the arts, humanities, and social sciences leading to a doctoral degree or to a master’s degree in
those fields in which the master’s degree
is the terminal highest degree awarded in
the selected field of study at accredited
institutions of higher education. CFDA
Number: 84.170A (FR 7/21/08)
Deadline: 10/3/2008
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,
Danielle Brunner, Rex Goff, Adassa Roe,
Sharon Zoeller
Funding Information Specialist & Editor
Beverly Page
Human Subjects, Animal Care & Use,
and Biosafety
Gerald P. Jaax, Associate Vice President,
Research Compliance
Ashley Rhodes, Compliance Monitor
Adrian Self, Administrative Specialist
Congressional Relations
Sue Peterson, R.W. Trewyn
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