Bulletin for Research and Sponsored Programs
Grants Resource Center
Bulletin for Research and Sponsored Programs

August 14, 2012

Notices from August 10, 2012 August 13, 2012

This publication synopsizes funding opportunities, rules and regulations, comment requests, and meetings relevant to sponsored programs and research administration activities on Grants Resource Center (GRC) member campuses. When disseminating GRC materials electronically to your colleagues, please work with computer services staff to ensure that GRC information is inaccessible to non-subscribers. Information from Grants.gov, the Federl Register, and Federal Business Opportunities has been broken into four categories: Arts, Humanities, and International; Education and Economic and Community Development; Health and Mental Health; and Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics.

For assistance in obtaining additional information on any of the notices contained here, contact your institution's GRC program advisor.


ARTS, HUMANITIES and INTERNATIONAL


TITLE:
Digitization of the Pakistan Broadcasting Corporation Archives

FON:
SCAPPD-12-CA-151-SCA-081012

AGENCY:
U.S. Department of State; Bureau of South and Central Asian Affairs

ITEM:
Notice seeking applications to assist in the conversion of selected analog recordings of the Pakistan Broadcasting Corporation into digital format, and provide for long-term preservation and end-user access. The Digital Archive project encompasses planning, implementation, and staff training for the conversion of selected analog recordings into digital format and provides for long-term preservation and end-user access.

ACTION:
Applications are due September 14, 2012. Approximately $500,000 is available to support one award. Colleges and universities are eligible to apply.

LINKS:
Grants.gov notice

CONTACT:
Ellen Delage, 202/647-9503. E-mail: DelageEM@state.gov

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TITLE:
Summer Institutes for European Student Leaders

FON:
ECA-A-E-EUR-13-02-OY-B

AGENCY:
U.S. Department of State; Bureau Of Educational and Cultural Affairs, Office of Academic Exchange Programs

ITEM:
Notice seeking proposals for the design and implementation of either a Summer Institute on Environmental Stewardship or the Summer Institute on Social Entrepreneurship. Programs will take place at U.S. academic institutions and provide groups of undergraduate students or recent high school graduates from selected countries in Europe with in-depth seminars that explore American history, government, society, and culture through the lens of the institutes particular theme while assisting in the development of leadership skills.

ACTION:
Applications are due October 4, 2012. Approximately $1.2 million is available to support two awards. U.S. colleges and universities are eligible to apply. Organizations with less than four years experience in conducting international exchanges are ineligible to apply under this competition.

LIMITED SUBMISSION:
Only one application per institution is allowed.

LINKS:
Solicitation, Grants.gov notice

CONTACT:
Karene Grad Steiner, 202/632-3237. E-mail: GradKE@state.gov

HEALTH and MENTAL HEALTH


TITLE:
DoD Traumatic Brain Injury Research Award

FON:
W81XWH-12-PHTBI-TBIRA

AGENCY:
U.S. Department of Defense; Department of the Army; U.S. Army Medical Research Acquisition Activity

ITEM:
Notice seeking proposals to encourage research efforts focused on knowledge gathering and geared toward solving specific questions.

ACTION:
Pre-applications are required and due September 21, 2012. Applications are due November 26, 2012. Approximately up to $4.8 million is available to support five awards. Colleges and universities are eligible to apply.

LINKS:
Grants.gov notice

CONTACT:
CDMRP, 301/682-5507. E-mail: help@cdmrp.org

____________________________________________

TITLE:
NIMH Mentoring Networks for Mental Health Research Education (R25)

FON:
PAR-12-264

AGENCY:
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services; National Institutes of Health; National Institute of Mental Health

ITEM:
Notice seeking applications that propose to develop, implement and evaluate creative, innovative, and state-of-the-art mentoring networks that will facilitate the development of a skilled cadre of investigators in requisite scientific mental health research areas. Applications must propose mentoring networks for individuals who are graduate/medical students, medical residents, postdoctoral participants, and/or early-career faculty. Networks may be national, regional or local; and should provide significant new opportunities, and comprise efforts substantially beyond any ongoing mentoring, networking or research education within academic programs, institutions, or pre-existing networks or educational collaborations among institutions.

ACTION:
Letters of intent are requested and due 30 days before the application due date. Applications are due September 25, 2012, September 25, 2013, and September 25, 2014. Colleges and universities are eligible to apply.

LINKS:
Solicitation, Grants.gov notice

CONTACT:
Vary by Division.

____________________________________________

TITLE:
NIMH Research Education Programs Supporting Psychiatric Residents (R25)

FON:
PAR-12-263

AGENCY:
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services; National Institutes of Health; National Institute of Mental Health

ITEM:
Notice seeking applications that propose innovative research education programs to stimulate and develop the interest and ability of psychiatric residents to conduct research. Applications may support research-oriented didactics, part-time research experiences, and other research education activities.

ACTION:
Letters of intent are requested and due 30 days before the application due date. Applications are due September 25, 2012, September 25, 2013, and September 25, 2014. Colleges and universities are eligible to apply.

LINKS:
Solicitation, Grants.gov notice

CONTACT:
Vary by Division.

__________________________________________

TITLE:
NIMH Short Courses for Mental Health-Related Research Education (R25)

FON:
PAR-12-262

AGENCY:
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services; National Institutes of Health; National Institute of Mental Health

ITEM:
Notice seeking Research Education Grant applications that propose to develop, implement and evaluate creative, innovative, and state-of-the-art short courses that will facilitate the development of a sophisticated cadre of investigators with the requisite scientific research skills to advance the mission of the NIMH, namely to transform the understanding and treatment of mental illnesses through research. Each short course is expected to include both didactic and hands-on experiences. Participants are limited to graduate/medical students, medical residents, postdoctoral scholars, and/or early-career faculty.

ACTION:
Letters of intent are requested and due 30 days before the application due date. Applications are due September 25, 2012, September 25, 2013, and September 25, 2014. Colleges and universities are eligible to apply.

LINKS:
Solicitation, Grants.gov notice

CONTACT:
Vary by division.

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TITLE:
Announcement of Requirements and Registration for the Challenge To Identify Audacious Goals in Vision Research and Blindness Rehabilitation

FON:
2012-19801

AGENCY:
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services; National Institutes of Health; National Eye Institute

ITEM:
Notice announcing the launch of the Challenge to Identify Audacious Goals in Vision Research and Blindness Rehabilitation to stimulate innovation in establishing a national vision research agenda.

ACTION:
Proposals are due November 12, 2012. NEI will select up to 20 winners to receive a $3,000 cash prize and will host the winners at the NEI Audacious Goals Development Meeting to present and discuss their winning entries with a broad audience of scientists, NEI staff, and other stakeholders. Colleges and universities are eligible to apply.

LINKS:
Federal Register

CONTACT:
Richard Fisher, 301/496-4308. E-mail: NEIPlan@mail.nih.gov

____________________________________________

TITLE:
Draft Guidance for Industry and Food and Drug Administration Staff; Refuse To Accept Policy for 510(k)s; Availability

FON:
FDA-2012-D-0523

AGENCY:
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services; Food and Drug Administration

ITEM:
Notice of the availability of a draft guidance titled, "Refuse to Accept Policy for 510(k)s." The purpose of this document is to explain the procedures and criteria FDA intends to use in determining whether a premarket notification (510(k)) submission is administratively complete, which determines whether it should be accepted for substantive review.

ACTION:
Comments on the draft are due by September 27, 2012.

LINKS:
Federal Register

CONTACT:
Geeta Pamidimukkala, 301/796-6453.

____________________________________________

MEETING:
Division of Cardiovascular Devices 30-Day Notices and Annual Reports; Public Workshop; Request for Comments

FON:
FDA-2012-N-0842

AGENCY:
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services; Food and Drug Administration

ITEM:
Notice announcing an open public workshop on cardiovascular devices to discuss details of, and issues relating to, two types of reporting requirements applicable to premarket approval applications, 30-day notices and annual reports, specifically for cardiovascular devices.

ACTION:
The meeting will be held on August 28, 2012, from 8am-5pm, at FDA's White Oak Campus, 10903 New Hampshire Ave., Bldg. 31 Conference Center, Room 1503, Silver Spring, MD. The workshop will also be webcast. Persons interested in viewing the webcast must register online by August 17, 2012. Early registration is recommended because webcast connections are limited. Organizations are requested to register all participants, but to view using one connection per location.

LINKS:
Federal Register

CONTACT:
Lindsay Pack, 301/796-5214. E-mail: Lindsay.pack@fda.hhs.gov

____________________________________________

MEETING:
National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders Advisory Council

FON:
N/A

AGENCY:
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services; National Institutes of Health; National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders

ITEM:
Notice announcing a public meeting of the National Deafness and Other Communication Disorders Advisory Council meeting to discuss staff reports on divisional, programmatic, and special activities.

ACTION:
The open part of the meeting will be held on September 7, 2012, from 10:40 a.m. to 1:45 p.m., at National Institutes of Health, Building 31, 31 Center Drive, Conference Room 6, Bethesda, MD.

LINKS:
Federal Register

CONTACT:
Craig Jordan, 301/496-8693. E-mail: jordanc@nidcd.nih.gov

SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY, ENGINEERING, and MATHEMATICS


TITLE:
FY 2013 Joint Hurricane Testbed

FON:
NOAA-OAR-OWAQ-2013-2003469

AGENCY:
U.S. Department of Commerce; National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

ITEM:
Notice seeking proposals to accelerate the rate at which promising and relevant research and technology benefit operational tropical cyclone analysis and forecasting; and promote the development and demonstration of various operational models and applications for the improvement of real-time tropical cyclone analysis and forecasting capabilities determined to be most desirable.

ACTION:
Letters of Intent are requested and due September 14, 2012. Proposals are due December 7, 2012. Approximately $1 million is available to support 10 to 15 awards. Colleges and universities are eligible to apply.

LINKS:
Grants.gov notice

CONTACT:
Jiann-Gwo Jiing, 305/229-4443. E-mail: Jiann-Gwo.Jiing@noaa.gov

______________________________________

TITLE:
FY2013 Community-based Marine Debris Removal

FON:
NOAA-NMFS-HCPO-2013-2003477

AGENCY:
U.S. Department of Commerce; National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Office of Response and Restoration, National Ocean Service

ITEM:
Notice seeking applications for marine debris removal projects with strong on-the-ground habitat components involving the removal of marine debris and derelict fishing gear, as well as activities that provide social benefits for people and their communities in addition to long-term ecological habitat improvements for NOAA trust resources.

ACTION:
Applications are due November 1, 2012. Approximately $2 million is available to support multiple awards. Colleges and universities are eligible to apply.

LINKS:
Agency website, Grants.gov notice

CONTACT:
Tom Barry, 301/427-8653. E-mail: Tom.Barry@noaa.gov

____________________________________

TITLE:
ROSES 2012: Maturation of Instruments for Solar System Exploration

FON:
NNH12ZDA001N-MATISSE

AGENCY:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration; Science Mission Directorate, Planetary Science Division

ITEM:
Notice seeking proposals proposing to develop new technologies that significantly improve instrument measurement capabilities for planetary science missions (such as Discovery, New Frontiers, Mars Exploration, and other planetary programs). Feasibility studies, concept formulation, and proof of concept or advanced component development will not be accepted.

ACTION:
Notices of Intent are requested and due August 31, 2012. Proposals are due October 31, 2012. Approximately $1 million is available to support one to two awards. Colleges and universities are eligible to apply.

LINKS:
Solicitation, Grants.gov notice

CONTACT:
Janice Buckner, 202/358-0183. E-mail: janice.l.buckner@nasa.gov

__________________________________________

TITLE:
ROSES12: Outer Planets Research

FON:
NNH12ZDA001N-OPR

AGENCY:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration; Science Mission Directorate, Planetary Science Division

ITEM:
Notice seeking proposals proposing diverse scientific investigations that contribute to the understanding of the outer Solar System, including the giant planets, their satellites, and smaller solid bodies including comets, asteroids, and Kuiper Belt objects.

ACTION:
Notices of Intent are requested and due August 24, 2012. Proposals are due November 2, 2012. Approximately $1.8 million is available to support 14 awards. Colleges and universities are eligible to apply.

LINKS:
Solicitation, Grants.gov notice

CONTACT:
Terry Hurford, 202/358-0780. E-mail: terry.a.hurford@nasa.gov

______________________________________

TITLE:
ROSES12: Nancy Grace Roman Technology Fellowships in Astrophysics

FON:
NNH12ZDA001N-RTF

AGENCY:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration; Science Mission Directorate, Astrophysics Division

ITEM:
Notice seeking proposals to give early career researchers the opportunity to develop the skills necessary to lead a flight instrument/project and become principal investigators of future missions; to develop innovative technologies that have the potential to enable major scientific breakthroughs; and to foster new talent by putting early-career instrument builders on a trajectory towards long-term positions.

ACTION:
Notices of Intent are requested and due September 7, 2012. Proposals are due November 1, 2012. Approximately $0.9 million is available to support three to six Concept Study awards in FY 2013 and $1.2 million is available to support four Development Phase awards in FY 2014. Colleges and universities are eligible to apply.

LINKS:
Solicitation, Grants.gov notice

CONTACT:
Louis Kaluzienski, 202/359-0365. E-mail: Louis.J.Kaluzienski@nasa.gov

____________________________________________

TITLE:
National Center for Mobility Management

FON:
FTA-2012-012-TPM-NCMM

AGENCY:
U.S. Department of Transportation; Federal Transit Administration

ITEM:
Notice seeking proposals to further mobility management and to improve and enhance the coordination of Federal resources for human service transportation, and especially transportation for people with disabilities, older adults and people with lower incomes.

ACTION:
Proposals are due September 28, 2012. Approximately $1.8 million is available. Non-profit organizations with transportation and/or mobility management experience that have the capacity to provide public transportation-related technical assistance and the ability to deliver a national technical assistance and training program are eligible.

LINKS:
Grants.gov notice

CONTACT:
Pamela Brown, 202/493-2503. E-mail: FTA.UWR@dot.gov

____________________________________________

TITLE:
Remote Access Nondestructive Evaluation (RANDE)

FON:
BAA-12-14-PKM

AGENCY:
U.S. Department of Defense; Department of the Air Force, Air Force Research Laboratory, Materials and Manufacturing Directorate, AFRL/RXLP

ITEM:
Notice seeking applications proposing to develop and demonstrate a prototype production level remote inspection capability that can deliver Nondestructive Inspection (NDI) sensors to critical hard-to-reach areas within open-cavity aircraft structures.

ACTION:
Requested intent to propose is due August 24, 2012 and should be emailed to Whitney Walker at whitney.walker@wpafb.af.mil. Applications are due September 25, 2012. Approximately $487,500 is available in support for FY12. Eligibility is unrestricted.

LINKS:
FBO notice

CONTACT:
Whitney Walker, E-mail: whitney.walker@wpafb.af.mil

____________________________________________

TITLE:
Quick Reaction Evaluation of Materials and Processes

FON:
BAA-12-18-RQKM

AGENCY:
U.S. Department of Defense; Department of the Air Force, Air Force Research Laboratory, Materials and Manufacturing Directorate, AFRL/RXLP

ITEM:
Notice seeking applications to provide quick reaction support to the United States Air Force through component failure analyses; material and mechanical property evaluations, and characterizations of corrosion/erosion behavior related to a wide variety of weapon systems and defense-related applications. Technical Areas of interest include root cause failure analyses and materials & processing evaluations of structural aerospace components; chemical analysis and evaluation in support of structural and electronic failure analysis and materials evaluation efforts, etc.

ACTION:
Requested intent to propose is due September 3, 2012 and should be emailed to Jeffrey Pollard, at Jeffrey.pollard@wpafb.af.mil. Applications are due September 26, 2012. Approximately $6.3 million is available in support one award in FY 13. Eligibility is unrestricted.

LINKS:
FBO notice

CONTACT:
Jeffrey Pollard, E-mail: Jeffrey.pollard@wpafb.af.mil

____________________________________________

TITLE:
East Asia and Pacific Summer Institutes for U.S. Graduate Students (EAPSI)

FON:
NSF 12-498

AGENCY:
National Science Foundation; Office of International Science and Engineering

ITEM:
Notice soliciting proposals that provides U.S. graduate students in science, engineering, and science education with first-hand research experiences in Australia, China, Japan, Korea, New Zealand, Singapore or Taiwan.

ACTION:
Proposals are due November 8, 2012, and every second Thursday in November annually until further notice. Approximately $2.4 million is available to support 200 awards, paid directly to the students. Student applicants must propose a location, host scientist, and a research project that is appropriate for the host site and duration of the international visit. Colleges and universities are eligible to apply.

LINKS:
Solicitation, Grants.gov notice

CONTACT:
Carter Kimsey, 703/292-7170. E-mail: oise-eapsi@nsf.gov

___________________________________________

TITLE:
Secure and Trustworthy Cyberspace (SaTC)

FON:
NSF 12-596

AGENCY:
National Science Foundation; Multiple Directorates

ITEM:
Notice seeking proposals that address Cybersecurity from a Trustworthy Computing Systems perspective; a Social, Behavioral and Economic Sciences perspective; and a Transition to Practice perspective. Additionally, proposals are sought that integrate research addressing two or more of these perspectives as well as proposals focusing entirely on Cybersecurity Education. In addition, the SaTC program seeks proposals addressing Cybersecurity Education with total budgets limited to $300,000 and durations of up to two years. Cybersecurity education projects may not include any of the three perspectives named above.

ACTION:
Small projects (up to $500,000) are due by December 14, 2012; medium projects ($500,001 to $1.2 million) are due by November 30, 2012; cybersecurity education projects are due by December 14, 2012; and frontier projects are due by September 30, 2013. Approximately $75 million is available for 70 awards. Colleges and universities are eligible to apply.

LINKS:
Solicitation, Grants.gov notice

CONTACT:
Contacts vary by directorate.

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TITLE:
High-Energy-Density Laboratory Plasma Science

FON:
DE-FOA-0000755

AGENCY:
U.S. Department of Energy; Office of Science; Office of Fusion Energy Sciences; National Nuclear Security Administration; Office of Stockpile Stewardship

ITEM:
Notice soliciting applications in the following subfields of high-energy-density physics: High-Energy-Density Hydrodynamics; Radiation-Dominated Dynamics and Material Properties; Magnetized High-Energy-Density Plasma Physics; Nonlinear Optics of Plasmas and Laser-Plasma Interactions; and Relativistic HED Plasmas and Intense Beam Physics. Proposed research efforts can include experimental, theoretical, and/or computational science. Applications integrating experiments, theory, and simulation are encouraged.

ACTION:
Letters of intent are strongly encouraged by October 1, 2012. Applications are due by November 16, 2012. Approximately up to $2 million annually is expected to fund research grant awards (typically single-investigator projects) for a period of two or three years. Approximately eight to 12 awards are expected. Eligibility is unrestricted.

LINKS:
Solicitation (search reference number for DE-FOA-0000755), Grants.gov notice

CONTACT:
Sean Finnegan, 301/903-4920. E-mail: Sean.Finnegan@Science.Doe.Gov.

____________________________________________

TITLE:
SBIR/STTR FY 2013 Phase I Release 1

FON:
DE-FOA-0000760

AGENCY:
U.S. Department of Energy; Office of Science

ITEM:
Notice of two distinct DOE funding opportunities for FY 13 - Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR). The objectives of these programs include increasing private sector commercialization of technology developed through DOE-supported research and development (R&D), stimulating technological innovation in the private sector, and improving the return on investment from federally-funded research for economic and social benefits to the nation. DOE will support high-quality research or R&D on advanced concepts concerning important mission-related scientific or engineering problems and opportunities that are likely to lead to significant public benefit from promising research.

ACTION:
Letters of intent are required and due by September 4, 2012. Applications are due by October 16, 2012. Approximately $34 million is expected to be available for up to 162 new awards. Phase I SBIR and STTR grants will be made during FY 2013 to small businesses with maximum award sizes of $150,000, $225,000, or $450,000 depending on the topic. Partnership opportunities exist for colleges and universities.

LINKS:
Solicitation (search reference number for DE-FOA-0000760), Grants.gov notice

CONTACT:
Carl Hebron, 301-903-5707. E-mail: sbir-sttr@science.doe.gov.

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TITLE:
Fiscal Year 2013 Monkfish Research Set-Aside

FON:
NOAA-NMFS-NEFSC-2013-2003456

AGENCY:
U.S. Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration; National Marine Fisheries Service

ITEM:
Notice seeking proposals for NOAA's National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), in coordination with the New England and Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Councils (Councils), on monkfish research to utilize 500 Monkfish Days-at-Sea (DAS) that have been set-aside by the Councils to fund monkfish research endeavors through the 2013 Monkfish Research Set-Aside (RSA) Program.

ACTION:
Proposals are due by September 27, 2012. No Federal funds are provided for research; rather, proceeds generated from the sale of monkfish harvested during a set-aside DAS will be used to fund research activities and compensate vessels that participate in research activities and/or harvest set-aside quota. Colleges and universities are eligible to apply.

LINKS:
Grants.gov notice

CONTACT:
Cheryl Corbett, 508/495-2070; E-mail: cheryl.corbett@noaa.gov.

_________________________________________

TITLE:
Asian Elephant Conservation Fund

FON:
FWS-DIC-MSCF-ASE2013

AGENCY:
U.S. Department of the Interior; Fish and Wildlife Service

ITEM:
Notice seeking proposals from The Asian Elephant Conservation Fund for conservation of the Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) throughout its range. The Asian Elephant Conservation Act provides for the conservation of Asian elephants by supporting conservation programs in countries within the range of Asian elephants.

ACTION:
Proposals are due November 1, 2012. Only institutions with demonstrated experience in Asian elephant conservation may submit proposals. Colleges and universities are eligible to apply.

LINKS:
Solicitation, Grants.gov notice

CONTACT:
Meenakshi Nagendran, 703/358-2315. E-mail: meenakshi_nagendran@fws.gov