December 2, 2013
The weekly updates include:
1. External Funding Opportunities
The Office of Research and Graduate Studies (ORGS) has updated the weekly funding information received from the Purdue Office of Vice President for Research on the ORGS website: http://webs.purduecal.edu/sponsoredprograms/funding-resources/weekly-updates/ (It can also be found at the end of this message).
In addition, there are other funding opportunity resources such as General Search Engines and Federal Sponsors on the ORGS website: http://webs.purduecal.edu/sponsoredprograms/funding-resources/. You are highly encouraged to use Pivot (formerly COS) to set up your Expertise Profile and Keywords of the Areas of Interest to setup E-Mail Alerts based on individual selection criteria: http://pivot.cos.com/funding_main/.
Disability and Rehabilitation Research Projects and Centers Program The purpose of the Disability and Rehabilitation Research Projects and Centers Programis to plan and conduct research, demonstration projects, training, and related activities, including international activities; to develop methods, procedures, and rehabilitation technology that maximize the full inclusion and integration into society, employment, independent living, family support, and economic and social self-sufficiency of individuals with disabilities, especially individuals with the most severe disabilities; and to improve the effectiveness of services authorized under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended Rehabilitation Act).
Deliberative methods offer means to gain insight into patient and public views that can inform and improve clinical, program, and policy decisions in health care. The purpose of this FOA is to use deliberative methods to understand and clarify important public or patient values and concerns that affect the implementation of specific interventions, programs or policies to improve health care or research.
NSF Promoting Research and Innovation in Methodologies for Evaluation (PRIME) This program seeks to support research on evaluation with special emphasis on: (1) exploring innovative approaches for determining the impacts and usefulness of STEM education projects and programs; (2) building on and expanding the theoretical foundations for evaluating STEM education and workforce development initiatives, including translating and adapting approaches from other fields; and (3) growing the capacity and infrastructure of the evaluation field. Deadline: February 21
NSF Exploiting Parallelism and Scalability (XPS) The XPS program aims to support groundbreaking research leading to a new era of parallel computing. Achieving the needed breakthroughs will require a collaborative effort among researchers representing all areas– from services and applications down to the micro-architecture– and will be built on new concepts, theories, and foundational principles. Deadline: February 24
NSF Cognitive Neuroscience The Cognitive Neuroscience Program seeks highly innovative and interdisciplinary proposals aimed at advancing a rigorous understanding of how the human brain supports thought, perception, affect, action, social processes, and other aspects of cognition and behavior, including how such processes develop and change in the brain and through time. Deadline: February 25
NSF Dear Colleague Letter: Advancing Recruitment and Retention in Geosciences (ARRG) – Supplemental Funding to Advance Recruiting and Retention in the Geosciences GEO encourages Supplemental Funding Requests for currently active GEO awards. Deadline: January 10
NSF Dear Colleague Letter: SaTC EAGERs Enabling New Collaborations Between Computer and Social Scientists NSF is announcing its intentions to build upon the success of previous Early Concept Grants for Exploratory Research (EAGERs) in the area supported by the Secure and Trustworthy Cyberspace (SaTC) program to accept additional EAGER proposals that encourage novel interdisciplinary research resulting from new collaborations between one or more Computer and Information Science and Engineering researchers and one or more Social, Behavioral and Economic Science researchers. White papers due March 1; Invited proposals due May 1
NSF Dear Colleague Letter: Research Opportunities in Europe for NSF CAREER Awardees To further scientific and technological cooperation between the European Community and the United States, an arrangement was implemented to enable U.S.-based scientists and engineers with NSF-funded CAREER awards and Postdoctoral Research Fellowships to pursue research collaboration with European colleagues supported through EU-funded European Research Council grants. Deadline: January 15
NIH-NIDCD Research Grants for Translating Basic Research into Clinical Tools (R01) The NIDCD is encouraging applications which translate basic research findings into clinical tools for better human health in the NIDCD mission areas of hearing, balance, smell, taste, voice, speech and language. The intent of this FOA is to provide a new avenue for basic scientists, clinicians and clinical scientists to jointly initiate and conduct translational research projects. The scope of this FOA includes a range of activities to encourage translation of basic research findings which will impact the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of communication disorders. Deadline: June 23
NIH Animal and Biological Material Resource Centers (P40) This FOA encourages applications for national Animal Model, and Animal and Biological Material Resource Centers. These Centers provide support for special colonies of laboratory animals, as well as other resources such as reagents, cultures (cells, tissues, and organs) and genetic stocks that serve the biomedical research community. The resource centers for Animal and Biological Materials collect, maintain, characterize, and distribute defined strains of animals and/or related biological materials to biomedical investigators in a variety of research areas on a local, regional, national and international basis. Deadline: January 25
HHS-AHRQ Advances in Patient Safety through Simulation Research (R18) The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality is interested in funding a diverse set of projects that develop, test and evaluate various simulation approaches for the purpose of improving the safe delivery of health care. Applications that address a variety of simulation techniques, clinical settings, provider groups, priority populations, patient conditions, and threats to safety are welcomed. Deadline: January 25
HHS-CDC Indoor Environment of Low-Income Renovated Multifamily Housing in the U.S. (U01) The purpose of the program is to evaluate housing factors that are energy efficient and have the potential to mitigate the negative health outcomes of low income children with asthma. This program addresses the “Healthy People 2020” focus areas of homes and communities and respiratory diseases by: 1) Comparing the levels of certain environmental chemical and biological agents in green vs. comparison, multi-family, and low-income housing; 2) Documenting the differences in the health of the residents in these homes; and 3) Assessing the economic impacts of the “greening” of housing – particularly those related to health. Deadline: February 3
DOE ARPA-E Reliable Electricity Based on Electrochemical Systems (REBELS) This program seeks to disrupt traditional learning curves for distributed stationary power generation, by introducing technology concepts that have the potential for significantly lower cost and that are capable of performance superior to current distributed generation technologies. In this program, ARPA-E seeks to fund transformational fuel cell devices that operate in an intermediate temperature range in an attempt to 1) create new pathways to achieve an installed cost to the end-user of less than $1,500/kW at moderate production volumes, and 2) create new fuel cell functionality to increase grid stability and integration of renewable energy technologies such as wind and solar. Concept papers due January
DOE Climate and Earth System Modeling: SciDAC and Climate Variability and Change The Climate and Earth System Modeling programs seek to develop and analyze high fidelity community models representing Earth and climate system variability and change, with a significant focus on the response of systems to natural and anthropogenic forcing. Two programs are offered within this FOA: Earth System Modeling (ESM) and Regional and Global Climate Modeling (RGCM). Pre-applications dueJanuary 9; Invited applications due March 3
USGS-NISWR Water Resources Research USGS requests proposals for matching grants to support research on the topic of improving and enhancing the nation’s water supply, including evaluation of innovative approaches to water treatment, infrastructure design, retrofitting, maintenance, management, and replacement; evaluation of the dynamics of extreme hydrological events and associated costs; development of methods for better estimation of the physical and economic supply of water; alternative approaches and governance mechanisms for integrated management of ground and surface waters; and the evaluation and assessment of conservation practices. Deadline: February 20; Water Center approval due by March 6
DOD-ARL Innovative Particulate Materials Synthesis Characterization and Processing Technology Efforts under this BAA should focus on the development and demonstration of technology for current and future generation munition and armament systems. This shall be accomplished via investigative efforts in the following general technological areas: Advanced Materials; Advanced Manufacturing Technology; Modeling and Simulation of Munitions Manufacturing; Advanced design methodologies for Munitions; New technologies for Sustainment, Systems Health Monitoring and Supply Chain Management; and Manufacture of Quality Munitions Components. White papers due December 27; Invited proposals due February 24
DOD Naval Research Laboratory BAA NRL conducts basic and applied research for the Navy in a variety of scientific and technical disciplines. The basic research program is driven by perceptions about future requirements of the Navy. White papers are continuously accepted.
DOD Strategic Environmental Research Development Program (SERDP) FY15 BAAs SERDP issues two annual solicitations. The Core Solicitation seeks proposals for basic and applied research, and advanced technology development. Core Solicitation Statements of Need include: Environmental Restoration, Munitions Response, Resource Conservation and Climate Change, and Weapons Systems and Platforms. The SERDP Exploratory Development (SEED) program is designed to investigate innovative approaches that entail high technical risk or require supporting data to provide proof of concept. SEED Solicitation Statements of Need include: Environmental Restoration and Weapons Systems and Platforms. Core proposals due January 9; SEED proposals due March 11.
NEH Digital Humanities Implementation Grant This program is designed to fund the implementation of innovative digital-humanities projects that have successfully completed a start-up phase and demonstrated their value to the field. Such projects might enhance our understanding of central problems in the humanities, raise new questions in the humanities, or develop new digital applications and approaches for use in the humanities. The program can support innovative digital-humanities projects that address multiple audiences, including scholars, teachers, librarians, and the public. Deadline: February 19
DOC-EDA Economic Development Assistance Programs Under this FFO, EDA solicits applications from applicants in rural and urban areas to provide investments that support construction, non-construction, technical assistance, and revolving loan fund projects under EDA’s Public Works and Economic Adjustment Assistance programs. Grants and cooperative agreements made under these programs are designed to leverage existing regional assets and support the implementation of economic development strategies that advance new ideas and creative approaches to advance economic prosperity in distressed communities. Deadlines: December 13 or March 14
Spencer Foundation The Foundation’s research grants are organized under four areas of inquiry: The Relation Between Education and Social Opportunity; Organizational Learning in Schools, School Systems, and Higher Education Systems; Teaching, Learning, and Instructional Resources; and Purposes and Values of Education. Preliminary proposals due March 14; Invited full proposals due June 30
Blackstone Charitable Foundation Veteran Grants Program This RFP is intended to help identify organizations that focus on providing business assistance and entrepreneurial skills for veterans. The foundation aims to help organizations pilot, expand, and replicate activities and programs designed to ensure that the economy and the wider business world can benefit from veterans’ drive, discipline, and aptitudes. The RFP targets two program areas: Promoting Job Skills Development and Advancing Veteran Business Development and Support. Deadline: February 14
If interested in submitting a Limited Submission Proposal please contact Kristin Sarver at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Limited Submission: NIH Superfund Hazardous Substance Research and Training Program (P42) Superfund Research Program (SRP) Center grants will support problem-based, solution-oriented research Centers that consist of multiple, integrated projects representing both the biomedical and environmental science and engineering disciplines; as well as cores tasked with administrative, community engagement, research translation, training, and research support functions. The scope of the SRP Centers includes: (1) advanced techniques for the detection, assessment, and evaluation of the effect on human health of hazardous substances; (2) methods to assess the risks to human health presented by hazardous substances; (3) methods and technologies to detect hazardous substances in the environment; and (4) basic biological, chemical, and physical methods to reduce the amount and toxicity of hazardous substances. For this opportunity, Purdue may submit only one application.
Internal deadline: Contact OVPRlimited@purdue.edu by December 23
Sponsor deadline: April 10
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