Funding Bulletin
Funding Opportunities for Research, Instruction, Service, Creative Activities
Fellowships and International Programs
October 11, 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 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:
36-1 Poetry Grants (Bynner)
Through a bequest from Witter Bynner in
1972, The Witter Bynner Foundation for
Poetry perpetuates the art of poetry. The
foundation promotes poetry in American
culture and encourages grant proposals
that expand awareness of the positive
effects of poetry on society. (TGA 9/13)
Deadline: 12/31/2013
36-2 Grants for Research and Analysis
on Energy (Energy)
The Energy Foundation is a partnership of
major donors interested in solving the
world’s energy problems. The Foundation’s mission is to advance energy efficiency and renewable energy—new
technologies that are essential components of a clean energy future. The geographic focus is on the United States and
China, the largest and fastest growing
energy markets in the world. The Foundation’s primary role is a grantmaker, providing resources to the institutions that most
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effectively leverage change. The following program areas are currently available: Power, Buildings, Transportation,
Climate, Public Engagement, and the
China Sustainable Energy Program.
(TGA 12/12)
Deadline: Open
36-3 Industry/University
Cooperative Research Centers
Program (I/UCRC) (NSF)
The Industry/University Cooperative
Research Centers (I/UCRC) program
develops long-term partnerships among
industry, academe, and government. The
centers are catalyzed by a small investment from the National Science Foundation (NSF) and are primarily supported
by industry center members, with NSF
taking a supporting role in the development and evolution of the center. Each
center is established to conduct research
that is of interest to both the industry
members and the center faculty. An I/
UCRC contributes to the nation’s
research infrastructure base and enhances
the intellectual capacity of the engineering and science workforce through the
integration of research and education. As
appropriate, an I/UCRC uses international collaborations to advance these
goals within the global context. PIs can
only submit one proposal per submission
period. Co-PIs can only participate in
one proposal per submission period. NSF
13-594 (GG 8/29/13)
Deadline: Letters of Intent 1/6/2014, 6/
27/2014; Planning Grants 3/4/2014, 9/
36-4 Information Innovation Office
(I20) Office-Wide BAA (DARPA)
The Defense Advanced Research
Projects Agency (DARPA) is soliciting
innovative research proposals of interest
to the Information Innovation Office
(I2O). Proposed research should investigate innovative approaches that enable
revolutionary advances in science,
devices, or systems. Specifically
excluded is research that primarily
results in evolutionary improvements to
the existing state of the art. I2O seeks
unconventional approaches that are outside the mainstream, undertaking directions that challenge assumptions and
have the potential to radically change
established practice. DARPA-BAA-1332 (GG 6/25/13)
Deadline: 6/25/2014
36-5 Research Grants Using the
Resources from the Osteoarthritis
Initiative (OAI) (R01) (NIH)
This Funding Opportunity Announcement
(FOA) encourages applications for
research awards that are focused on the
use the Osteoarthritis Initiative (OAI)
database, clinical data and images. This
FOA seeks to expand the use of these
resources by investigators in the broader
research community. Examples of possible topics are: identification and validation of risk factors for knee and hip OA,
including both modifiable and non-modifiable risk factors; utilization of biospecimens in conjunction with research efforts
to determine biochemical markers of
early and/or progressive disease; analyses
of existing OAI data to assess the effectiveness of biobehavioral, pharmacological, and other interventions that subjects
use in response to OA pain; determination
of predictive role of MRI changes for subsequent radiographic and clinical outcome changes related to development of
knee OA; development of novel and efficient tools for analysis of MR images and
x rays that can be applied to large numbers of images with high degrees of reproducibility for diagnosis and monitoring of
OA-related changes; and research focused
on the trajectory of disease including
effects on other joint structures such as
muscles, ligaments, and bone, with regard
to points where interventions could be
made, especially for subsets, to reduce
OA severity. PA-13-236 (NIHG 5/31/16)
Deadline: 10/5/2013, 2/5/2014, 6/5/2014
36-6 Chronic Inflammation and Agerelated Disease (R01) (NIH)
The participating NIH Institutes and Centers invite applications to address both the
origins and the effects of low level
chronic inflammation in the onset and
progression of age-related diseases and
conditions. Chronic inflammation, as
defined by elevated levels of both local
and systemic cytokines and other proinflammatory factors, is a hallmark of
aging in virtually all higher animals
including humans and is recognized as a
major risk factor for developing age-associated diseases. The spectra of phenotypes capable of generating low-level
chronic inflammation and their defining
mediators are not clear. Further, a clear
understanding of how chronic inflammation compromises the integrity of cells or
tissues leading to disease progression is
lacking. The role of dietary supplements
and/or nutritional status in chronic
inflammation in age-related disease is
also poorly studied. Thus, there is a critical need to establish the knowledge base
that will allow a better understanding of
the complex interplay between inflamma-
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tion and age-related diseases. Applications submitted to this FOA should aim to
clarify the molecular and cellular basis for
the increase in circulating inflammatory
factors with aging, and/or shed light on
the cause-effect relationship between
inflammation and disease, using pre-clinical (animal or cellular based) models.
PAR-13-233 (NIHG 5/31/16)
Deadline: 10/5/2013, 2/5/2014, 6/5/2014
36-7 JFSP - New Science Initiative Social Science (DOI)
The Joint Fire Science Program (JFSP) is
a partnership of six federal wildland management and research agencies with a
need to address problems associated with
managing wildland fuels, fires, and fireimpacted ecosystems. The Joint Fire Science Program is interested in sponsoring
new research that leads to or advances
innovative ideas in two areas of fire social
sciences: fire-adapted communities and
risk perception. The goal is to push the
frontiers of knowledge and understanding
and to generate new ideas and concepts.
The types of activities appropriate to this
task statement are broad, and could
include: Articulation of new concepts or
frameworks; A synthesis of information
to generate new hypotheses; Scenario
analysis; Field activities involving diverse
scientists, policy-makers, managers, and
citizens; and Development of an experiment design to test an innovative hypothesis. FFA-FON0014-0002 (GG 9/26/13)
Deadline: 11/22/2013
36-8 Policy Fellowships (SRCD)
The Society for Research in Child Development currently offers two types of Fellowships: Congressional and Executive
Branch. Both Fellowships provide exciting opportunities for researchers to come
to Washington, DC and use developmental science outside of the academic setting
to inform public policy. These Fellowships are open to individuals with a doctorate from any discipline relevant to
child development, and both early and
mid-career professionals are encouraged
to apply. The goals of the Fellowships
are: 1) to contribute to the effective use of
scientific knowledge about child development in the formation of public policy; 2)
to educate the scientific community about
the development of public policy; and 3)
to establish a more effective liaison
between developmental scientists and the
Federal policy-making mechanisms.
(TGA 9/13)
Deadline: 12/15/2013
36-9 Youth Social Setting Research
Projects (Grant)
The New York City-based William T.
Grant Foundation supports research
designed to understand and improve the
everyday settings of youth between the
ages of 8 and 25 in the United States. To
that end, the foundation is accepting Letters of Inquiry for its Investigator Initiated
Grants program. The program is designed
to support high-quality research projects
that address the foundation’s current
research interests—enhancing the understanding of how youth social 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 the
uses of that evidence can be improved.
Social settings are defined as the social
environments in which youth experience
daily life. These include environments
with clear boundaries such as classrooms,
schools, and youth-serving organizations;
and those with less prescribed boundaries
such as neighborhoods or other settings in
which youth interact with peers, family
members, and other adults. (PND 8/16/
Deadline: 1/8/2014
36-10 Mid-Life Reversibility of Earlyestablished Biobehavioral Risk Factors
(R01) (NIH)
The purpose of this funding opportunity
announcement (FOA) issued by the
National Institute on Aging (NIA) is to
solicit two-year Research Project Grant
(R01) applications that propose to explore
the potential for midlife plasticity of
biobehavioral or psychological systems
affected by early life disadvantage. In
order to speed the development of novel
intervention strategies, applicants are
encouraged either to use existing human
cohort data to identify circumstances that
mitigate or exacerbate the effects of early
adversity or to use human and/or animal
models to test the feasibility of developing interventions aimed specifically at
increasing malleability in adulthood of
risk persistence mechanisms. RFA-AG14-006 (NIHG 7/19/13)
Deadline: Letters of Intent 1/3/2014;
Applications 2/3/2014
36-11 Career Development Grants
Career Development Grants provide
funding to women who hold a bachelor’s
degree and are preparing to advance or
change careers or re-enter the workforce.
Primary consideration is given to women
of color and women pursuing their first
advanced degree or credentials in nontraditional fields. Funds are available for
tuition, fees, books, supplies, local transportation, and dependent care.
Deadline: 12/15/2013
36-12 East Asia and Pacific Summer
Institutes for U.S. Graduate Students
NSF and selected foreign counterpart science and technology agencies sponsor
international research institutes for U.S.
graduate students in seven East Asia and
Pacific locations at times set by the counterpart agencies between June and August
each year. The Summer Institutes
(EAPSI) operate similarly and the
research visits to a particular location take
place at the same time. Although applicants apply individually to participate in a
Summer Institute, awardees become part
of the cohort for each location. Applicants
must propose a location, host scientist,
and research project that is appropriate for
the host site and duration of the international visit. An EAPSI award provides
U.S. graduate students in science, engineering, and education: 1) first-hand
research experiences in Australia, China,
Japan, Korea, New Zealand, Singapore,
or Taiwan; 2) an introduction to the science, science policy, and scientific infrastructure of the respective location; and 3)
an orientation to the society, culture, and
language. It is expected that EAPSI
awards will help students initiate professional relationships to enable future collaboration with foreign counterparts. NSF
Deadline: 11/25/2013, 11/13/2014
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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, Namrita Berry, Rex
Goff, Tim McDaniel, Cecilia Scaler, Sharon
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