Funding Bulletin
Funding Opportunities for Research, Instruction, Service, Creative Activities
Fellowships and International Programs
July 13, 2012
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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
27-2, 27-5) 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:
27-1 Emerging Frontiers In Research
and Innovation 2012 (EFRI-2012) (NSF)
The Directorate for Engineering at the
National Science Foundation has established the Office of Emerging Frontiers in
Research and Innovation (EFRI) to serve a
critical role in focusing on important
emerging areas in a timely manner. This
solicitation is a funding opportunity for
interdisciplinary teams of researchers to
embark on rapidly advancing frontiers of
fundamental engineering research. For this
solicitation, they will consider proposals
that aim to investigate emerging frontiers
in the following three specific research
areas: 1) Flexible Bioelectronics Systems
(BioFlex), 2) Origami Design for Integration of Self-assembling Systems for Engineering Innovation (ODISSEI), and 3)
Photosynthetic Biorefineries (PSBR).
EFRI seeks proposals with transformative
ideas that represent an opportunity for a
significant shift in fundamental engineering knowledge with a strong potential for
long term impact on national needs or a
grand challenge. NSF 12-583 (GG 7/10/
Deadline: Letters of Intent 9/6/2012;
Vol. 21, No. 27
Preliminary Proposals 10/10/2012;
Proposals 2/8/2013
27-2 ADVANCE: Increasing the
Participation and Advancement of
Women in Academic Science and
Engineering Careers (NSF)
The overall goal of the ADVANCE Program is to increase the representation and
advancement of women in academic science and engineering careers, thereby
developing a more diverse science and
engineering workforce. Proposed strategies to achieve this goal are based on and
justified by relevant theoretical frameworks that often include, but are not limited to: Organizational models and
mechanisms of institutional transformation that lead to a STEM climate that is
conducive to achieving gender equity;
Structural and cultural factors, intrinsic
and extrinsic to institutions of higher
education and the STEM disciplines, that
impact gender equity; The impact of
intersectionality on gender equity in
STEM fields; The differential impact of
academic culture at different institution
types (i.e., liberal arts institutions, minority serving institutions, community colleges) on gender equity; The structural
and cultural factors, intrinsic and extrinsic to institutions of higher education and
STEM disciplines, in particular, that
impact academic STEM career choice
and persistence; The overall impact of
broadening participation of women in
higher education. Proposer organizations may submit only one Institutional
Transformation proposal or one IT-Catalyst proposal. There is no limit on the
number of PAID proposals that can be
submitted. NSF 12-584 (GG 7/10/12)
Deadline: Internal 8/5/2012; Letters of
Intent10/5/2012; Proposals 11/8/2012
27-3 Defense University Research
Instrumentation Program (DURIP)
The Department of Defense (DoD)
announces the Fiscal Year 2013 Defense
University Research Instrumentation
Program (DURIP), a part of the University Research Initiative (URI). DURIP is
designed to improve the capabilities of
U.S. institutions of higher education to
conduct research and to educate scientists and engineers in areas important to
national defense by providing funds for
the acquisition of research equipment.
Proposals must address the impact of the
equipment on the institution’s ability to
educate students, through research, in
disciplines important to DoD missions.
PA-AFOSR-2012-0004 (GG 7/9/12)
Deadline: 9/28/2012
27-4 ROSES 2012: Development and
Testing of Potential Indicators For The
National Climate Assessment (NASA)
NASA is a major contributor to global climate and related environmental assessment activities, such as the
Intergovernmental Panel on Climate
Change (IPCC), Climate Assessments
and the World Meteorological Organization/United Nations Environment Programme (WMO/UNEP) Ozone
Assessment Reports. NASA has made a
similarly significant contribution to the
U.S. National Climate Assessment
(NCA), a central component of the 20122022 U.S. Global Change Research Program’s Strategic Plan, and intends to continue supporting the NCA. Indicators are
anticipated to be an important component
of future NCAs. These indicators are
intended to provide a clear and concise
way of communicating to the NCA audiences about not only status and trends of
physical drivers of the climate system, but
also the ecological and socioeconomic
impacts, vulnerabilities, and responses to
those drivers. This ROSES element solicits contributions to enhance NASA’s participation in future NCAs by encouraging
the developing and testing of potential
indicators that address the needs
expressed in the NCA vision for a
national system of indicators and that
largely draw from NASA-produced data
and/or modeling products.
NNH12ZDA001N-INCA (GG 7/11/12)
Deadline: Notices of Intent 8/3/2012;
27-5 Partnerships for Innovation:
Building Innovation Capacity (PFI:
This program solicitation, Partnerships
for Innovation: Building Innovation
Capacity (PFI: BIC) starts with an existing sound scientific and/or engineeringbased research discovery that can be
translated to market-valued solutions
through a partnership between academe
and small technology-based businesses.
The funds will provide support to an academic institution to partner with at least
two small technology-based businesses
that are not in direct competition with
each other to carry out early translationalresearch activities The primary aims of
the activities of this partnership are threefold: 1) to build the innovation capacity of
the individual participants from academe
and from business; 2) to increase the viability of the small business concerns; and
3) to develop the next-generation workforce by providing opportunities for students at different levels to effectively
learn from, participate in, and be pro-
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foundly changed by exposure to the process of building innovation capacity that
occurs in BIC projects. Lead academic
institutions are limited to participation on
one proposal as a lead institution. A lead
academic institution may NOT participate
as a subawardee on any other proposal
submitted under this solicitation. NSF 12578
Deadline: Internal Deadline 7/27/2012;
Letters of Intent 9/26/2012; Proposals
27-6 Dear Colleague Letter: New
Programs and Refocusing of Existing
Programs in CMMI (NSF)
The Division of Civil, Mechanical, and
Manufacturing Innovation (CMMI)
announces two new programs as well as
the refocusing of several existing program
descriptions. These programmatic
changes are part of a larger ongoing effort
by CMMI to respond to emerging
research areas and the needs of its
research communities. Descriptions of the
new programs in CMMI are as follows:
The System Science (SYS) program
funds fundamental research on engineered systems that will support the creation of a mathematically sound
framework for systems engineering. The
System Science program invites proposals that address fundamental systems
issues including system performance prediction, uncertainty quantification in the
systems context, theoretical foundations
for aggregation in systems, decision-making in the systems context, and operation
and maintenance in the systems context.
The Design of Engineering Material Systems (DEMS) program supports innovative, fundamental research intended to
lead to new paradigms of design, development, and insertion of advanced engineering material systems. Fundamental
research that develops and creatively integrates theory, processing/manufacturing,
data/informatics, experimental, and/or
computational approaches with rigorous
engineering design principles,
approaches, and tools to enable the accelerated design and development of materials is welcome. The creation of these two
programs is part of the division’s ongoing
effort to identify and support emerging
fundamental research directions that cut
across traditional disciplinary boundaries
and/or are aligned with national needs.
NSF 12-099
Deadline: 10/1/2012, 1/15/2013
27-7 Nitrogen: Improving on Nature
The ultimate aim of this Ideas Lab
between the National Science Foundation
(NSF) in the US and the Biotechnology
and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) in the UK is to help meet the
challenge of sustainably producing
enough food for a growing population
while reducing pollution and greenhouse
gas emissions. The aspiration is that mixing researchers from diverse scientific
backgrounds will engender fresh thinking
and new approaches that can be used to
increase nitrogen availability to crop
plants whilst maintaining or increasing
yield, and hence decrease the need for the
application of fertilizer. In addition, by
bringing together highly qualified
researchers from the US and the UK, the
intention is to form strong transatlantic
alliances, where the resulting synergies
from the expertise of each partner allow
for significant added value. US researchers may submit preliminary proposals
only via FastLane for participating in the
Ideas Lab in which a set of multidisciplinary ideas will be developed. These
will be submitted as full proposals. Alternatively, US researchers who cannot or do
not desire to participate in the Ideas Lab
can submit full proposals directly via
FastLane or in response to this
solicitation. NSF 12-579 (GG 7/12/12)
Deadline: Preliminary Proposals 9/7/
2012; Proposals 2/1/2013
27-8 Research on Children in Military
Families: The Impact of Parental
Military Deployment and
Reintegration on Child and Family
Functioning (R13) (NIH)
The purpose of this funding opportunity
announcement (FOA) is to encourage
interdisciplinary conferences and meetings to examine critical questions regarding the impact of parental military
deployment, combat-related stress and
reintegration with the family on child
social and affective development outcomes as well as on family functioning.
PA-12-223 (NIHG 7/6/12)
Deadline: 8/12/2012, 12/12/2012, 4/12/
27-9 Projects in Aging (RRF)
The Chicago-based Retirement Research
Foundation, which is devoted exclusively
to improving quality of life for the
nation’s older adults, especially those
who are vulnerable due to advanced age,
economic disadvantage, or disparity
related to race and ethnicity, provides support through its grant programs for direct
service, advocacy, education and training
programs for professionals and paraprofessionals working with elders, and
research to seek causes and solutions to
significant problems of older adults. The
foundation is particularly interested in
innovative projects that develop and/or
demonstrate new approaches that improve
quality of life for older adults and have
the potential for regional or national
impact. (PND 7/6/12)
Deadline: 8/1/2012, 2/1/2013, 5/1/2013
27-10 Dear Colleague Letter Interdisciplinary Research across the
SBE Sciences (NSF)
The Directorate for Social, Behavioral &
Economic Sciences (SBE) encourages
investigators to submit proposals that go
beyond the boundaries of traditional disciplines, span across the existing core
SBE programs, or extend outside the SBE
sciences. The report, Rebuilding the
Mosaic, from the year-long SBE 2020
visioning process, identifies four crosscutting themes that appear to be potentially fertile areas for this model of
research: population change; disparities in
experience and access to resources; language and cognition, including communication, linguistics, and the brain; and new
technology/new media and social network
analysis. This Dear Colleague Letter does
not limit eligible proposals to these crosscutting umbrella topics. The directorate
does anticipate future activities that will
support research in some or all of these
thematic areas, and proposals that address
research problems from an interdisciplinary perspective within these broad topics
are welcome. Proposals may be submitted
by individual investigators or teams but
are expected to incorporate an integrated,
interdisciplinary approach and generate
results that will contribute to multiple disciplines. This is not a special competition
or new program. Relevant proposals
should be submitted to an existing SBE
program according to the program’s regular target or deadline dates.
Deadline: Varies
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
Adrian Self, Administrative Specialist
Congressional Relations
Sue Peterson, R.W. Trewyn
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