Funding Bulletin
Funding Opportunities for Research, Instruction, Service, Creative Activities
Fellowships and International Programs
January 6, 2012
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 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 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:
1-1 Environmental Justice Small
Grants Program (EPA)
The Environmental Justice Small Grants
Program, supports and empowers communities working on solutions to local environmental and public health issues. The
program assists recipients in building collaborative partnerships to help them understand and address environmental and
public health issues in their communities.
Successful collaborative partnerships
involve not only well-designed strategic
plans to build, maintain and sustain the
partnerships, but also working towards
addressing the local environmental and
public health issues. EPA-OECA-OEJ-1201 (GG 12/9/11)
Deadline: 2/29/2012
1-2 Policy Research Centers Grant
Program (USDA)
A Policy Research Center (PRC) is
defined to have the analytical capacity to
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either perform policy analysis across
multiple sets of public policy issues or
have a specialized capacity in a single
policy area. A center may reside in a single institution or be a collaborative effort
across multiple institutions. These centers will conduct research and education
programs that are objective, operationally independent, and external to the Federal Government and that concern the
effect of public policies and trade agreements on the following areas: 1) The
farm and agricultural sectors (including
commodities, livestock, dairy, and specialty crops); 2) the environment; 3) rural
families, households, and economies;
and 4) consumers, food, and nutrition.
USDA-NIFA-FAPR-003632 (GG 1/5/
Deadline: 2/13/12
1-3 Regional Integrated Pest
Management Competitive Grants
Program - Northeastern 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-RIPM003630 (GG 1/3/12)
Deadline: 2/29/2012
1-4 Canine Health Research
Canine Health Foundation supports
research that will improve the health and
lives of all dogs. CHF achieves this by
awarding grants to scientists and professionals in research that concerns the origins of canine illness, diagnosis of canine
diseases, developments of effective treatments and the identification of disease
prevention strategies. Applications are
sought from researchers from a variety of
disciplines including, but not limited to,
veterinary researchers, genetics, and
molecular biological scientists. Collaborative projects involving investigators
from a variety of disciplines and/or institutions, including human health researchers, are encouraged to apply.
Deadline: Preproposals 3/1/2012
1-5 2012 Conservation Innovation
Grant Funding Opportunity (USDA)
The purpose of CIG is 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. CIG projects are
expected to lead to the transfer of conservation technologies, management systems, and innovative approaches into
NRCS policy, technical manuals, guides,
and references, or to the private sector.
CIG does not fund research projects.
Projects intended to test hypotheses do
not qualify for a CIG grant. CIG is used to
apply or demonstrate previously proven
technology. It is a vehicle to stimulate
development and adoption of conservation approaches or technologies that have
been studied sufficiently to indicate a
high likelihood of success, and that are a
candidate for eventual technology transfer
or institutionalization. USDA-NRCSNHQ-12-01 (GG 1/4/12)
Deadline: Preproposals 1/31/2012
1-6 Graduate Assistance in Areas of
National Need (ED)
The GAANN program provides grants to
academic departments and programs of
institutions of higher education (IHEs) to
support graduate fellowships for students
with excellent academic records who
demonstrate financial need and plan to
pursue the highest degree available in
their course of study at the institution. A
project must provide fellowships in one or
more of the following areas of national
need: Area Studies; Biological Sciences/
Life Sciences; Chemistry; Computer and
Information Sciences; Engineering; Foreign Languages and Literatures; Mathematics; Nursing; Physics; and
Educational Evaluation, Research, and
Statistics. CFDA 84.200A (FR 12/15/11)
Deadline: 1/20/2012
1-7 Stewardship Science Academic
Alliances Program (DOE)
The Office of Stockpile Stewardship,
under Defense Programs within the
Department of Energy’s (DOE) National
Nuclear Security Administration
(NNSA), created the Stewardship Science
Academic Alliances (SSAA) Program to
support fundamental science at U.S. universities in the areas of: 1) Materials
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Under Extreme Conditions; 2) Low
Energy Nuclear Science (LENS); 3) Radiochemistry; 4) High Energy Density
Physics (HEDP). This FOA includes a
call for Cooperative Agreements for the
SSAA Centers of Excellence in the fields
of Materials Under Extreme Conditions,
Low-Energy Nuclear Science, Radiochemistry, and High-Energy-Density
Physics. This FOA also includes a call for
research grants in the fields of Materials
Under Extreme Conditions, Low-Energy
Nuclear Science, and Radiochemistry, but
will fund no research grants in HighEnergy-Density Physics. DE-FOA0000611 (GG 12/29/11)
Deadline: 3/12/2012
1-8 Math and Science Partnership
The Math and Science Partnership (MSP)
program is a major research and development effort that supports innovative partnerships to improve K-12 student
achievement in mathematics and science.
MSP projects are expected to raise the
achievement levels of all students and significantly reduce achievement gaps in the
STEM performance of diverse student
populations. MSP projects contribute to
what is known in K-12 STEM education.
All STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) fields supported by NSF may be involved in this
work, with special encouragement to
areas that are gaining increased traction at
the K-12 level, such as computer science
and engineering, in addition to mathematics and science. MSP projects also serve
as models that have a sufficiently strong
evidence/research base to improve STEM
education outcomes for all students.
Through this solicitation, NSF seeks to
support two levels of Targeted Partnership awards, Implementation and Prototype. Implementation awards are intended
to develop and put into practice innovative approaches and strategies in education. Prototype awards explore potentially
innovative approaches and strategies in
education. Both types of Partnerships
incorporate significant new innovations to
STEM education, linked to a strong educational research agenda, in one of four
focal areas: Community Enterprise for
STEM Learning; Current Issues Related
to STEM Content; Identifying and Cultivating Exceptional Talent; and K-12
STEM Teacher Preparation. In addition,
there are three types of Research, Evaluation and Technical Assistance (RETA)
project opportunities in this solicitation:
research related to sustainability, or policies, or state plans for STEM education;
technical assistance for evaluators of
MSP projects; and the STEM Education
Resource Collaboratory. An individual
may serve as Principal Investigator or CoPrincipal Investigator on only one proposal (Prototype or Implementation) per
focal area. RETA proposers may submit
one or more RETA proposals, but they
may submit only one proposal (Prototype
or Implementation) per focal area. NSF
Deadline: Partnerships 3/5/2012, 12/18/
2012; RETA 12/18/2012
1-9 SciDAC: Scientific Computation
Application Partnerships in Materials
and Chemical Sciences (DOE)
The BES SciDAC Partnership portfolio
will focus on the development of new
algorithms and computational approaches
which could dramatically accelerate the
discovery of new materials and processes
as well as provide fundamental understanding and improvement of current
materials and processes. These elements
are critical to the recently announced
Materials Genome Initiative. Implementing these new algorithms on current and
next generation massively parallel computers requires a team approach which
includes materials and chemical scientists, applied mathematicians and computer scientists. DE-FOA-0000593 (GG
Deadline: 3/12/2012
1-10 Mentored Research Scientist
Development Award in Metabolomics
(K01) (NIH)
Metabolomics is a rapidly growing field
that has the potential to advance our
understanding of human diseases and how
individuals respond to therapy. It is critical to have highly trained individuals who
understand the field of metabolomics and
can work and communicate with clinicians and other health professionals to
perform, analyze and interpret the data
obtained from metabolomic studies. This
NIH Mentored Research Scientist Development Award will provide salary and
research support for a sustained period of
protected time (3 to 5 years) for postdoctoral and clinical fellows or investigators
who meet the definition of a NIH New
Investigator to pursue intensive research
training in the field of metabolomics
under the guidance of an experienced
mentor who has an established research
record in metabolomics. RFA-RM-11-017
(NIHG 12/2/11)
Deadline: Applications 1/31/2012
1-11 Screening and Brief Alcohol
Interventions in Underage and Young
Adult Populations (R01) (NIAAA)
The objective of this Funding Opportunity Announcement is to encourage
research on screening and brief interventions to prevent and/or reduce alcohol use
and alcohol-related harms. Companion
FOAs are PA-12-030, R21 Exploratory/
Developmental Grant and PA-12-029,
R03 Small Grant Program. PA-12-031
(NIHG 11/18/11)
Deadline: 2/5/2012, 6/5/2012, 10/5/2012
1-12 Title VIII National Research
Competition (NCEEER)
The National Council for Eurasian and
East European Research (NCEEER)
invites proposals for its National
Research Competition. This competition
provides funds for both collaborative and
individual research projects in the humanities and social sciences in or on any
country of Eurasia or East-Central
Europe. (TGA 11/11)
Deadline: 2/15/2012
1-13 Research Grants for Preventing
Violence and Violence Related Injury
The purposes of the NCIPC extramural
violence prevention research program are
to: Build the scientific base for the prevention of violence by helping to expand
and advance our understanding of the primary prevention of interpersonal and selfdirected violence; Encourage professionals from a wide spectrum of disciplines of
epidemiology, behavioral and social sciences, medicine, biostatistics, public
health, health economics, law, and criminal justice to perform research in order to
prevent violence more effectively;
Encourage investigators to propose
research that involves the development
and testing of primary prevention strategies as well as research on methods to
enhance the adoption and maintenance of
effective strategies among individuals,
organizations, or communities. NCIPC is
soliciting investigator-initiated research
that will expand and advance the understanding of how best to disseminate and
implement evidence-based strategies,
programs, and policies. RFA-CE-12-002
(GG 12/20/11)
URL: http:/
Deadline: 3/16/12
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, Katie Small, Rex Goff, Susan
Klein, 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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