March 3, 2014
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.
In addition, there are other funding opportunity resources such as General Search Engines and Federal Sponsors on the ORGS website. 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.
The following funding opportunities were identified on Pivot, grants.gov, nih.gov, and nsf.gov this week:
ESA Foundation Seeks Proposals for Youth-Oriented Technology/Computer Game Projects The Entertainment Software Association Foundation, the philanthropic arm of the Entertainment Software Association, is seeking proposals for projects that use innovative technology and/or computer and video games to positively shape the lives of youth in the United States. The foundation supports geographically diverse projects and programs that benefit boys and girls of all races and religions. Eligible projects must be implemented or available in a minimum of two states (preferably nationwide) and serve American youth between the ages 7 and 18. In addition, projects must provide programs and services that utilize technology and/or computer and video games for education purposes.
Clinical Trials to Test the Effectiveness of Treatment, Preventive, and Services Interventions (Collaborative R01) The purpose of this FOA is to support collaborative research to test the therapeutic value of treatment, preventive, and services strategies for which there is already evidence of efficacy, for use in community and practice settings and to test hypotheses regarding moderators, mediators, and mechanisms of action of these interventions. This FOA supports research to evaluate the effectiveness of pharmacologic, psychosocial (psychotherapeutic and behavioral), rehabilitative and combination interventions that show promise, compared to existing treatment approaches, for improving symptomatic and functional outcomes for mental disorders. Studies that address either acute or longer-term therapeutic effects are encouraged. This FOA also supports clinical trials to test patient-, provider-, organizational-, or systems -level services interventions to improve service access, engagement, quality, coordination, or delivery, with the goal of improved outcomes for individual patients and as well as larger populations. The intervention research covered under this announcement is explicitly focused on practice-relevant questions. Applications should justify the potential impact of the proposed intervention/services models on practice and public health in terms of the magnitude of likely improvements in key outcomes (e.g., effect size, safety/tolerability profile, value and efficiency, and dissemination potential), as compared to existing approaches.
Pilot Effectiveness Studies and Services Research Grants (R34) The purpose of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to encourage pilot research consistent with NIMH’s priorities for: 1) effectiveness research on interventions with previously demonstrated efficacy, for use with broader target populations or for use in community practice settings, and 2) innovative services research directions that require preliminary testing or development. Applications should provide resources for evaluating the feasibility, tolerability, acceptability and safety of approaches to improve mental health and modify risk factors, and for obtaining the preliminary data needed as a pre-requisite to a larger-scale intervention trial (e.g., comparative effectiveness study, practical trial) or large-scale services study.
2014 Great Lakes Restoration Initiative Endangered Species Grants Program The 2014 Great Lakes Restoration Initiative Endangered Species Grants Program (GLRIES) provides funding in grants and other assistance on a competitive basis to those individuals, groups, and government agencies engaged in voluntary conservation efforts to benefit species listed or proposed as endangered or threatened under the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (Act), candidate species, or other at risk species within the Great Lakes Watershed of the United States.
NSF Dear Colleague Letter: Stimulating Research Related to the Science of Broadening Participation The Science of Broadening Participation will employ the theories, methods, and analytic techniques of the social, behavioral, economic, and learning sciences to better understand the barriers that hinder and factors that enhance our ability to broaden participation in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). In FY 2014, SBE and EHR will partner to support SBP research proposals that will contribute to the overall understanding of the positive and negative factors impacting the participation of underrepresented individuals in STEM education and careers. Scholars with research proposals that contribute to the Science of Broadening Participation should submit proposals to the most relevant programs of the SBE Directorate. Deadlines will vary by program.
NSF Dear Colleague Letter: Research Opportunities in Europe for NSF CAREER Awardees This letter invites current CAREER awardees to apply for research visits to any identified, appropriate European research group. Further, the letter gives instructions on how to apply and other relevant policies and requirements. Deadline: April 1
NIH Development of Software and Analysis Methods for Biomedical Big Data in Targeted Areas of High Need (U01) The purpose of this FOA is to solicit development of analysis methods and software in the four topic areas of data compression/reduction, data visualization, data provenance, and data wrangling as part of the overall Big Data to Knowledge initiative. While this FOA is intended to foster new development, submissions consisting of significant adaptations of existing methods & software are also invited. Deadline: June 19
NIH A Family-Centered Self-Management of Chronic Conditions This FOA seeks to build the science of family-centered self-management (FCSM) in chronic conditions. Although benefits are associated with FCSM, little is known about which FSCM strategies work most efficiently and for whom, what measures are needed to capture meaningful short and long term outcomes, how FCSM varies across developmental life stages (young to older adult) and what methods are best for disseminating effective FCSM strategies to sustain health and support health care.
NIH Behavioral Interventions to Address Multiple Chronic Health Conditions in Primary Care (R01) This FOA seeks applications that propose to use a common conceptual model to develop behavioral interventions to modify health behaviors and improve health outcomes in patients with comorbid chronic diseases and health conditions. Specifically, this FOA will support research in primary care that uses a multi-disease care management approach to behavioral interventions with high potential impact to improve patient-level health outcomes for individuals with three or more chronic health conditions. Deadline: June 5
USDA-NIFA AFRI Water for Agriculture In FY14, NIFA initiates this new challenge area to address critical water resources issues such as drought, excess soil moisture, flooding, quality and others in an agricultural context. The program will focus on developing solutions for water management that link food, water, climate, energy, and environmental issues. Funding will be used to develop management practices, technologies, and tools for farmers, ranchers, forest owners and managers, public decision-makers, public and private managers and citizens to improve water resource quantity and quality. Letter of Intent due April 17; Application due August 13.
NIST Measurement Science and Engineering (MSE) Research Grants NIST is soliciting applications for financial assistance for Fiscal Year 2014 under the following programs: Material Measurement Laboratory; Physical Measurement Laboratory; Engineering Laboratory; Fire Research; Information Technology Laboratory; NIST Center for Neutron Research; Center for Nanoscale Science and Technology; Office of Special Programs; and the Associate Director for Laboratory Programs. Fire Research Deadline: March 31; Deadline for all other programs: June 2
DOE Scientific Discovery through Ultrafast Materials and Chemical Sciences DOE announces its interest in receiving applications from small collaborative groups for support of combined experimental and theoretical efforts to advance ultrafast chemical and materials science. The purpose of this FOA is to stimulate application of the new ultrafast science capabilities utilizing x-rays, VUV, and other lower frequency sources. Letters of Intent due March 17; Application due April 21.
DOE Integrated Enhanced Geothermal Systems (EGS) Research and Development The Geothermal Technologies Office seeks research projects that will facilitate a better understanding of physicochemical conditions to optimize subsurface engineering and stimulation methods, as well as assess and better understand the evolution and sustainability of a reservoir during long-term operations. Concept papers due March 21; Full applications due April 30.
DOE Improved Reliability of Solid Oxide Fuel Cell Systems (See attached) The purpose of this announcement is to advance the reliability, robustness and endurance of low-cost solid oxide fuel cell (SOFC) technology suitable for ultimate deployment in equal to or greater than100 megawatt electric Integrated Gasification Fuel Cell or Natural Gas Fuel Cell systems capable of ≥97% carbon dioxide capture. Deadline: March 31
ED The Arts in Education Model Development and Dissemination Program This program supports the enhancement, expansion, documentation, evaluation, and dissemination of innovative, cohesive models that are based on research and have demonstrated that they effectively—(1) integrate standards-based arts education into the core elementary and middle school curriculum; (2) strengthen standards-based arts instruction in these grades; and (3) improve students’ academic performance, including their skills in creating, performing, and responding to the arts. Notice of Intent due March 27; Applications due April 28
DOJ Investigator-Initiated Research: The Comprehensive School Safety Initiative This wide-ranging initiative will bring together the nation’s best minds to research the root causes of school violence, develop technologies and strategies for increasing school safety, and provide pilot grants to test innovative approaches to enhance school safety across the nation. The range of research questions and methodologies available under this solicitation is very broad. Deadline:May 20
American Psychological Foundation Visionary Grants The APF Visionary Grants seek to seed innovation through supporting research, education and intervention projects and programs that use psychology to solve social problems in the following priority areas: 1) Understanding and fostering the connection between behavior and physical health to ensure well-being; 2) Reducing stigma and prejudice to promote unity and harmony; 3) Understanding and preventing violence to create a safer, more humane world; and 4) Supporting programs that address the long-term psychological needs of individuals and communities in the aftermath of disaster. Deadline: April 1
If interested in submitting a Limited Submission Proposal please contact Kristin Sarver at email@example.com.
Limited Submission: DOE Bioenergy Technology Incubator This program seeks to advance all aspects of the bioenergy supply chain, from feedstock supply and logistics to conversion processes, which are not currently supported in a substantial way under the Bioenergy Technologies Office. Potential incubator projects are expected to be at TRL level 2 (technology concept and/or application formulated), level 3 (analytical and experimental critical function and/or characteristic proof of concept), or level 4 (component and/or characteristic proof of concept). Please see the FOA for additional information on this opportunity. The awards will range from $500,000 to $2,000,000 for a period of 12 to 24 months. For this opportunity, cost sharing is required at 20% of the total allowable costs for research and development projects. DOE will hold an informational webinar on March 3. Registration is required here. Purdue is limited to onlyone application as lead organization but may be involved as a subcontracted partner on multiple applications.
Internal deadline: Monday, March 10, Preproposals due to the OVPR (see attached template; no LOI due to short timeline)
Sponsor deadlines: March 31 – Concept Paper; May 23 – Application.
Limited Submission: DOE Clean Energy Manufacturing Innovation Institute for Composite Materials and Structures This opportunity is part of DOE’s National Network for Manufacturing Innovation (NNMI) which seeks to revitalize American manufacturing and support domestic manufacturing competitiveness. The technical topic area for this Institute is low cost, energy efficient manufacturing of fiber reinforced polymer composites. The Institute will target continuous or discontinuous, primarily carbon and glass fiber systems, with thermoset or thermoplastic resin materials. These types of composites are foundational technologies that are broadly applicable and pervasive in multiple industries and markets with potentially transformational technical and economic impact. Target applications under this FOA include advances in: vehicles, wind turbines, compressed gas storage, and other applications as details in the FOA. One award is expected in the range of $35M-$70M over five years. For this opportunity, cost sharing is required at 50% (minimum) of the total project cost. Purdue is limited to only one application as lead organization but may be involved as a subcontracted partner on multiple applications.
Internal deadlines: Monday, March 10, Preproposals due to the OVPR (see attached template; no LOI due to short timeline)
Sponsor deadlines: April 22 – Concept Paper; June 19 – Application.
Limited Submission: HHS-CDC National Center of Excellence for the Prevention of Childhood Agricultural Injuries (U54) The purpose of this center is to: 1) serve as a leader to facilitate prevention efforts and activities; 2) provide or enhance efforts to prevent injuries occurring to children who live on, work on, or visit farms, or are associated with other agricultural activities that pose a risk to children; 3) establish linkages and partnerships with the agricultural community to facilitate childhood agricultural injury prevention; 4) identify, disseminate, and facilitate the use of state-of-the-art information and programs to prevent childhood agricultural injuries; 5) provide recommendations, which incorporate input from the diverse stakeholders within childhood agricultural safety and health, for guiding childhood agricultural injury prevention efforts; and 6) conduct research to improve the safety and health of children who live on, work on, or visit farms. The Center would accomplish its purpose by: enhancing the knowledge, attitudes, and practices of individuals, groups, and community-based organizations; establishing links and partnerships with agricultural communities to facilitate childhood agricultural injury prevention; and by identifying, disseminating, and facilitating the use of state-of-the-art information and programs to prevent childhood agricultural injuries. Important goals include evaluation of intervention effectiveness and translation of these interventions into a variety of agricultural workplace settings. For this competition, Purdue may submit one proposal.
Monday, March 3: Letters of Intent due to the OVPR.
Wednesday, March 26: Preproposals due to the OVPR.
Monday, March 31: Preproposal rankings due to the OVPR.
Sponsor deadline: May 2
NIST Presolicitation Notice for the Establishment of a FFRDC in Support of the National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence The FFRDC will provide scientific and engineering support needed to carry out the research and engineering agenda set by NIST. This will include engaging in, assisting, and contributing to the support of scientific activities and projects for developing practical cybersecurity solutions composed from commercial components; and performing and engaging in research, engineering, and technology transfer/integration services for trustworthy information systems to the U.S. Government. NIST anticipates posting the official RFP on or approximately 16 days after the date of publication of this notice (notice dated Feb. 20th) on the FBO webpage.
2014 NIH Regional Seminar on Program Funding and Grants Administration Registration is now open for the 2014 seminar in Baltimore, MD on June 25-27th
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