Bulletin for Research and Sponsored Programs

July 30, 2013


Notices from July 26, 2013 July 29, 2013

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.

The Bulletin lists only programs for which colleges and universities are eligible to be applicants or serve as partners. Further clarification will be included as needed.


ARTS, HUMANITIES AND INTERNATIONAL


TITLE:
Improved Compliance with Labor Laws in the Democratic Republic of Georgia

FON:
SCA-13-14

AGENCY:
U.S. Department of Labor (DoL); Bureau of International Labor Affairs (ILAB)

ITEM:
Notice seeking applications to fund technical assistance projects in the Democratic Republic of Georgia which strengthen government compliance with labor laws and facilitate the effective resolution of labor disputes.

ACTION:
Applications are due October 2, 2013. Approximately $2 million is available to support one or more awards lasting up to five years. Questions are due August 28, 2013 and will be posted with answers. An informational web chat will take place within 30 days from July 29, 2013.

LINKS:
Grants.gov

CONTACT:
Lloyd Sabino, 202/693-4570. Email: Ops.grantoffice@dol.gov

EDUCATION and ECONOMIC AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT


TITLE:
Department of Defense Child Care Curriculum

FON:
USDA-NIFA-EXCA-004336

AGENCY:
U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA); National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA); Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Military Community and Family Policy

ITEM:
Notice seeking proposals from institutions that can demonstrate their ability to provide overall management for the development of a comprehensive in-classroom curriculum for DoD Child Development Programs (center- and home-based) focused on the care of children from birth to age five years.

ACTION:
Proposals are due August 26, 2013. Approximately $4.5 million is available to support one award.

LINKS:
Solicitation, Grants.gov

CONTACT:
Brent Elrod, 202/690-3468. Email: belrod@nifa.usda.gov

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TITLE:
Impact Evaluation of Training in School-wide Positive Behavior Support

FON:
ED-IES-13-R-0035

AGENCY:
U.S. Department of Education, Office of Contracts & Acquisitions Management

ITEM:
Notice seeking applications to develop training programs focused on implementing school-wide positive behavior supports (SWPBS) on school climate, staff practice, and student outcomes. The training may include: (1) implementation of a behavior monitoring system, (2) development of a system for defining and teaching behavior expectations, (3) development of a system for rewarding appropriate behavior and providing consequences for problem behavior, (4) a classroom intervention focused on teaching skills and rules as well as providing appropriate reinforcement, (5) collection and use of data for monitoring and decision-making, and, possibly, (6) targeted interventions for at-risk students.

ACTION:
Clarification questions are due August 9, 2013, to Sadaf.Afkhami@ed.gov (Contract Specialist) and Veronica.Price@ed.gov (Contracting Officer). Applications are due August 26, 2013. One award at Fixed Firm Price and Cost Reimbursement is expected.

LINKS:
FBO notice

CONTACT:
Sadaf Afkhami, 202/245-8394. Email: Sadaf.Afkhami@ed.gov

____________________________________________

TITLE:
Brookwood-Sago Grant

FON:
BS13-3BS

AGENCY:
U.S. Department of Labor (DoL); Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA)

ITEM:
Notice seeking applications to fund the development of training and training instruments that will help identify, avoid, and prevent unsafe working conditions in and around mines.

ACTION:
Applications are due August 31, 2013. Approximately $550,000 is available to support awards between $50,000 and $150,000 lasting up to a year. States and non-profit entities (including non-profit universities and colleges) are eligible.

LINKS:
Grants.gov

CONTACT:
Robert Glatter, 202/693-9570. Email: glatter.robert@dol.gov

____________________________________________

TITLE:
Missouri Conservation Programs Workshops and Projects

FON:
USDA-NRCS-MO-13-02

AGENCY:
U.S. Department of Agriculture; Natural Resources Conservation Service

ITEM:
Notice seeking applications to partner and support the efforts of natural resource conservation partners and to promote public awareness and implementation of Farm Bill activities.

ACTION:
Applications are due August 27, 2013. Approximately $300,000 is available to support 10 awards.

LINKS:
Grants.gov

CONTACT:
Ellizabeth Moy, 573/876-9374. Email: Ellizabeth.moy@mo.usda.gov

____________________________________________

MEETING:
Notice of a Joint Technical Assistance Workshop for Preparing Fiscal Year (FY) 2014 Grant Applications

FON:
N/A

AGENCY:
U.S. Department of Education; Office of Postsecondary Education (OPSE); International and Foreign Language Education

ITEM:
Notice announcing a joint technical assistance workshop to provide assistance to applicants for the National Resource Centers (NRC) Program, the Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowships Program, and the Centers for International Business Education (CIBE) Program, and the Language Resource Centers (LRC) Program. The project directors' meeting will provide assistance to FY 13 grantees of the Undergraduate International Studies and Foreign Language (UISFL) Program as well. A tentative agenda for the joint meeting is available.

ACTION:
Meeting will be held on September 22-24, 2013 at The Washington Hilton, 1990 Connecticut Avenue NW., Washington, DC. Register online at http://iflemeetings.com.

LINKS:
Federal Register

CONTACT:
Cheryl Gibbs, 202/502-7634. Email: cheryl.gibbs@ed.gov

HEALTH and MENTAL HEALTH


TITLE:
Limited Competition: International Cooperative Biodiversity Groups (U19)

FON:
RFA-TW-13-001

AGENCY:
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS); National Institutes of Health (NIH), Multiple Institutes

National Science Foundation; Directorate of Biosciences

ITEM:
Notice seeking applications for the establishment or continuation of "International Cooperative Biodiversity Groups" (ICBG) to address the interdependence of biodiversity exploration for potential applications in health, with investments in research capacity that support sustainable use of these resources, the knowledge to conserve them, and equitable partnership frameworks among research organizations in the U.S. and low and middle income countries (LMICs).

ACTION:
Letters of intent are requested and due October 20, 2013. Applications due November 20, 2013. Approximately $3.3 million is available to support three to four awards in FY 14. To be eligible, the applicant must include partnerships with institutions in LMICs where collections and other scientific activities will take place. LMICs are defined as low or middle income countries in the World Bank list of economies; see website.

LIMITED SUBMISSION:
Only one application per institution is allowed.

LINKS:
Solicitation, Grants.gov

CONTACT:
Contacts vary by institute.

____________________________________________

TITLE:
Systemic Amyloidosis: Basic, Translational, and Clinical Research (R01)

FON:
PA-13-286

AGENCY:
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS); National Institutes of Health (NIH); Multiple Institutes

ITEM:
Notice seeking applications for research projects designed to advance the understanding of pathogenic mechanisms underlying systemic amyloidosis, to develop improved techniques (in particular those that are non-invasive) for the clinical detection and diagnosis of systemic amyloid diseases, to develop novel cellular and in vivo models with which to identify candidate therapeutic agents, and to evaluate the clinical efficacy of novel therapies designed to prevent, arrest, and (when possible) reverse the morbid and lethal progression of these diseases.

ACTION:
Applications are due February 5, June 5, and October 5 annually. Program expires September 8, 2016.

LINKS:
Solicitation, Grants.gov

CONTACT:
Vary by institute

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TITLE:
Network and Infrastructure Support for Development of Interdisciplinary Aging Research (R24)

FON:
PAR-13-287

AGENCY:
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS); National Institutes of Health (NIH); National Institute on Aging (NIA)

ITEM:
Notice seeking applications to provide network and infrastructure support to foster development of novel interdisciplinary research approaches on aging research related to multiple chronic conditions (MCCs). Of specific interest are research networks that will advance interdisciplinary collaboration through activities such as meetings, conferences, data exchange, small scale pilots, short term training opportunities, visiting scholar programs and dissemination activities to encourage growth and development in the science related to older adults with MCCs.

ACTION:
Letters of intent are requested and due August 25, 2013. Applications are due September 25, 2013.

LINKS:
Solicitation, Grants.gov

CONTACT:
Marcel Salive, 301/496-6761. Email: marcel.salive@nih.gov

____________________________________________

TITLE:
NIH Transformative Research Awards (R01)

FON:
RFA-RM-13-008

AGENCY:
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS); National Institutes of Health (NIH); Multiple Institutes

ITEM:
Notice seeking applications to support individual scientists or groups of scientists proposing groundbreaking, exceptionally innovative, original and/or unconventional research with the potential to create new scientific paradigms, establish entirely new and improved clinical approaches, or develop transformative technologies. Little or no preliminary data are expected. Projects must clearly demonstrate the potential to produce a major impact in a broad area of biomedical or behavioral research. Projects of interest, including basic, clinical, translational and behavioral studies.

ACTION:
Letters of intent are requested and due September 4, 2013. Applications are due October 4, 2013. Approximately $15 million is available in support in FY 14.

LINKS:
Solicitation, Grants.gov

CONTACT:
Ravi Basavappa, 301/435-7204. Email: Transformative_Awards@mail.nih.gov

____________________________________________

TITLE:
Building Evidence: Effective Palliative/End of Life Care Interventions (R01)

FON:
PAR-13-289

AGENCY:
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS); National Institutes of Health (NIH); National Institute of Nursing Research (NINR)

ITEM:
Notice seeking applications to stimulate research that develops and tests optimal palliative and end-of-life care interventions (models of care) based on measurable outcomes. Palliative Care and End-of-Life (PCEOL) interventions are increasingly needed for all individuals with Life Limiting Illnesses (LLI's) in some form or other, including those who are culturally diverse or aging.

ACTION:
Letters of Intent are requested 30 days prior to the application due date. Applications are due by October 8, 2013, June 9, 2014, October 8, 2014, June 9, 2015, October 8, 2015, and June 9, 2016.

LINKS:
Solicitation, Grants.gov

CONTACT:
Noreen Aziz, 301/594-2542. Email: azizn@mail.nih.gov

____________________________________________

TITLE:
Institutional Research and Academic Career Development Awards (IRACDA) (K12)

FON:
PAR-13-290

AGENCY:
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS); National Institutes of Health (NIH); National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS)

ITEM:
Notice seeking applications for IRACDAs designed to develop a diverse group of highly trained biomedical and behavioral scientists to address the Nation's biomedical workforce needs.

ACTION:
Applications are due October 2, 2013, September 24, 2014, and September 24, 2015. The expiration date is September 25, 2015. Projects may last up to five years.

LIMITED SUBMISSION:
Only one application per institution is allowed.

LINKS:
Solicitation, Grants.gov

CONTACT:
Shiva Singh, 301/594-3900. Email: singhs@nigms.nih.gov

____________________________________________

MEETING:
National Advisory Council; Notice of Meeting

FON:
N/A

AGENCY:
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS); Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)

ITEM:
Notice announcing an open meeting of SAMHSA's National Advisory Council to discuss the future of SAMHSA, wellness and prescription drug abuse issues. More information and a transcript will be posted.
ACTION:
The meeting will be held on August 16, 2013 from 9:00 am to 2:30 pm, ET, at SAMHSA building, 1 Choke Cherry Road, Rockville, MD in the Sugarloaf Conference Room. To attend in person, register at SAMHSA website. To attend via teleconference, call 888/677-8206 and enter passcode 9635740.

LINKS:
Federal Register

CONTACT:
Matthew Aumen, 240/276-2419. Email: matthew.aumen@samhsa.hhs.gov

____________________________________________

MEETING:
Center for Substance Abuse Prevention (CSAP); Notice of Meeting

FON:
N/A

AGENCY:
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS); Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)

ITEM:
Notice announcing an open meeting of SAMHSA?s Center for Substance Abuse Prevention National Advisory Council (CSAP) to discuss program developments and the Affordable Care Act. More information and a transcript will be posted.

ACTION:
The meeting will be held on August 14, 2013 from 9:30 am to 3:30 pm, ET, at SAMHSA, 1 Choke Cherry Road, Seneca Conference Room (lobby level), Rockville, MD. To attend, register at SAMHSA website

LINKS:
Federal Register

CONTACT:
Matthew Aumen, 240/276-2419. Email: matthew.aumen@samhsa.hhs.gov

____________________________________________

MEETING:
Advisory Committee for Women's Services; Notice of Meeting

FON:
N/A

AGENCY:
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS); Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)

ITEM:
Notice announcing an open meeting of SAMHSA's Advisory Committee for Women's Services to discuss SAMHSA Block Grants and health reform with a focus on women's services, the Women's Services Network, The Women's Recovery Group Study and the future of SAMHSA.

ACTION:
The meeting will be held on August 14, 2013 from 9:00 am to 5:15 pm, ET, at SAMHSA, 1 Choke Cherry Road, SAMHSA VTC Room, Rockville, MD. To attend in person, visit SAMHSA website. To attend via teleconference, call 888/677-8206 and enter passcode 5416339.

LINKS:
Federal Register

CONTACT:
Nadine Benton, 240/276-0127. Email: nadine.benton@samhsa.hhs.gov.

___________________________________

MEETING:
Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (CSAT) National Advisory Council; Notice of Meeting

FON:
N/A

AGENCY:
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS); Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)

ITEM:
Notice announcing an open meeting of SAMHSA's Center for Substance Abuse Treatment National Advisory Council to discuss the Center's current administrative, legislative, and program developments.

ACTION:
The meeting will be held on August 14, 2013 from 9:20 am to 4:30 pm at SAMHSA Building, 1 Choke Cherry, Rockville, MD. To attend in person, register at SAMHSA website. To attend via teleconference, call or email the contact.

LINKS:
Federal Register

CONTACT:
Cynthia Graham, 240/276-1692. Email: cynthia.graham@samhsa.hhs.gov.

____________________________________________

MEETING:
National Advisory Councils; Notice of Meeting

FON:
N/A

AGENCY:
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS); Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)

ITEM:
Notice announcing an open meeting to discuss the future of SAMHSA, National Behavioral Health Quality Framework and Barometer, prevention in healthcare, SAMSHA's role as a clinical leader, and Advisory Members' Views from the Field regarding the National Dialogue.

ACTION:
The meeting will be held August 15, 2013, from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm, ET, at SAMHSA, 1 Choke Cherry Road, SAMHSA 1st floor Conference Rooms, Rockville, MD. To attend in person, register at SAMHSA website. To attend via teleconference, call 888/677-8206 and enter passcode: 4517550

LINKS:
Federal Register

CONTACT:
Cynthia Graham, 240/276-1692. Email: cynthia.graham@samhsa.hhs.gov

______________________________________

MEETING:
Center for Mental Health Services; Notice of Meeting

FON:
N/A

AGENCY:
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS); Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)

ITEM:
Notice announcing an open meeting of SAMHSA's Center for Mental Health Services National Advisory Council to discuss policy issues, and current administrative, legislative, and program developments. More information will be posted.

ACTION:
The meeting will be held August 14, 2013, from 10:30 am to 5:00 pm, ET, at SAMHSA Building, 1 Choke Cherry Road, Great Falls Room, Rockville, MD. Call or email the contact to attend.

LINKS:
Federal Register

CONTACT:
Deborah DeMasse-Snell, 240/276-1861. Email: Deborah.DeMasse-Snell@samhsa.hhs.gov

____________________________________

NOTICE:
Request for Information: The National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences/National Toxicology Program Requests the Nomination and Prioritization of Environmentally Responsive Genes for Use in Screening Large Numbers of Substances Using Toxicogenomic Technologies

FON:
N/A

AGENCY:
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS); National Institutes of Health (NIH); National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS)

ITEM:
Notice seeking nominations of specific genes or gene sets to establish a prioritized list of environmentally responsive genes to screen cells/tissues from humans, rats, mice, zebrafish, and C. elegans.

ACTION:
Nominations should be sent to Genelist@niehs.nih.gov.

LINKS:
Federal Register

CONTACT:
Elizabeth Maull, Email: maull@niehs.nih.gov

______________________________________

MEETING:
National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases; Notice of Meeting

FON:
N/A

AGENCY:
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS); National Institutes of Health (NIH); national Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID)

ITEM:
Notice announcing an open meeting of the AIDS Research Advisory Committee, AIDS Vaccine Research Subcommittee to discuss preclinical, translational and clinical AIDS vaccine research programs supported by the Division of AIDS for the purpose of obtaining advice and guidance from the AVRS on future vaccine efforts.

ACTION:
The meeting will be held on September 18, 2013 from 8:30 am to 12:30 pm, ET, at National Institutes of Health, Natcher Building, Conference Rooms E1/E2, 45 Center Drive, Bethesda, MD.

LINKS:
Federal Register

CONTACT:
James Bradac, 301/435-3754. Email: jbradac@mail.nih.gov

____________________________________

MEETING:
National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA); Notice of Meeting

FON:
N/A

AGENCY:
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS); National Institutes of Health (NIH); National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA)

ITEM:
Notice announcing a meeting of the NIAAA to present and discuss business of the council. More information will be posted.

ACTION:
The meeting will be held on September 19, 2013, 8:45 am to 2:00 pm, ET, at National Institutes of Health, 5635 Fishers Lane, T508, Rockville, MD.

LINKS:
Federal Register

CONTACT:
Abraham Bautista, 301/443-9737. Email: bautista@mail.nih.gov

SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY, ENGINEERING, and MATHEMATICS


TITLE:
Advancement of Innovative Asphalt Technologies

FON:
DTFH61-13-RA-00015

AGENCY:
U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT); Federal Highway Administration (FHWA)

ITEM:
Notice seeking applications to support the advancement of innovative technologies related to asphalt materials by preparation and distribution of new or updated technical information (i.e., reports/papers, technical briefs, best practices, newsletters, or articles, etc.), development and hosting of technical venues (i.e., conferences, seminars, and/or webinars), and development of presentation materials over the period of performance of the cooperative agreement.

ACTION:
Applications are due August 26, 2013. Approximately $2 million is available to support one award over five years. A 20 percent cost share is required. Eligible applicants must have an understanding of asphalt material research, an understanding of engineering testing and analysis, technical writing and presentation development capabilities and an ability to take pavement-related technology and communicate the benefits - risks - and opportunities to the asphalt material community.

LINKS:
Grants.gov

CONTACT:
Rick Murray, 202/366-4250. Email: rick.murray@dot.gov

______________________________________

TITLE:
Space Flight Instrument Development Partnership Opportunity

FON:
105-2013

AGENCY:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)

ITEM:
Notice seeking partners for a flight subsystem for spaceflight electronics potentially including low- and high-voltage DC and RF power supplies, analytical instrument micro-controllers, valve, heater, and temperature sensor controllers, harnessing, and associated EGSE (e.g. instrument simulator) to integrate with and service a planetary spaceflight science instrument.

ACTION:
Notices of Interest are highly encouraged prior to submitting final presentation. Final presentation packages are due August 15, 2013 electronically or in CD or DVD format.

LINKS:
FBO notice

CONTACT:
Julie Thienel, 301/614-7016. Email: Julie.K.Thienel@nasa.gov

______________________________________

TITLE:
Cryogenic Computing Complexity (C3) Program

FON:
IARPA-BAA-13-05

AGENCY:
Office of the Director of National Intelligence; Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity

ITEM:
Notice seeking proposals to establish superconducting computing as a long-term solution to the power-space-cooling problem and as a successor to end-of-roadmap complementary metal-oxide-semiconductor (CMOS) for high performance computing. This program seeks innovative concepts that significantly advance the state-of-the-art in cryogenic superconducting computing.

ACTION:
Questions are due August 30, 2013. Proposals are due September 13, 2013. Multiple awards are anticipated.

LINKS:
FBO notice

CONTACT:
Marc Manheimer, Email: dni-iarpa-baa-13-05@iarpa.gov

______________________________________

TITLE:
Department of the Navy Rapid Innovation Fund

FON:
ONRBAA13-020

AGENCY:
U.S. Department of Defense (DoD); U.S. Department of the Navy (DoN)

ITEM:
Notice seeking white papers to transition innovative technologies that resolve operational challenges or save costs into DoN Acquisition programs. The DoN seeks mature prototypes for final development, testing, evaluation, and integration.

ACTION:
Questions are due August 28, 2013. White papers are due by September 30, 2013. Selected applicants must submit a full proposal within 30 days of notification. Approximately $45-$65 million is available to support awards of up to $3 million for projects lasting up to two years.

LINKS:
FBO notice

CONTACT:
Sean Palmer, Email: sean.m.palmer@navy.mil