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One of the hallmarks of the Grants Resource Center is its funding database, GrantSearch, designed exclusively for GRC member campuses. It was developed to make finding federal and private foundation grant information accessible and convenient by allowing the user to search the funding opportunity database using five criteria: academic subject, activity, funding sponsor, deadline month, and text.

EPSCoR Research Infrastructure Improvement Program: Track-2 Focused EPSCoR
Collaborations (RII Track-2 FEC)

National Science Foundation (NSF) - Office of Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive
Research (EPSCoR)

Due Date: Internal NOIs 11/10/2017; Letter Intent 11/27/2017; Full Proposal 1/26/2018

The Established Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (EPSCoR) is designed to fulfill the mandate of the National Science Foundation (NSF) to promote scientific progress nationwide. A jurisdiction is eligible to participate in EPSCoR programs if its level of NSF research support is equal to or less than 0.75 percent of the total NSF research and related activities budget for the most recent three-year period. Through this program, NSF establishes partnerships with government, higher education, and industry that are designed to effect sustainable improvements in a jurisdiction's research infrastructure, Research and Development (R&D) capacity, and hence, its R&D competitiveness. RII Track-2 FEC builds interjurisdictional collaborative teams of EPSCoR investigators in scientific focus areas consistent with NSF priorities. Projects are investigator-driven and must include researchers from at least two RII-eligible jurisdictions with complementary expertise and resources necessary to tackle those projects, which neither party could address as well or rapidly alone.

The Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) research and education activities should seek to broaden participation through the strategic inclusion and integration of different types of individuals, institutions, and sectors throughout the project. Proposals must describe a comprehensive and integrated vision to drive discovery and build sustainable STEM capacity that exemplifies diversity of all types (individual, institutional, geographic, and disciplinary). The development of diverse earlycareer faculty is a critical component of this sustainable STEM capacity. For FY 2018, RII Track-2 FEC proposals are invited on a single topic: "Understanding the relationship between genome and phenome". A single proposal is submitted for a project. Support for non-lead collaborating institutions should be requested as subawards. Separately submitted collaborative proposals are not allowed. Each participating EPSCoR jurisdiction must have at least one co-PI on the project. Proposals that do not comply with these requirements will be considered not responsive, and will be returned without review. NSF 18-502 Only one RII Track-2 FEC proposal may be submitted in response to this solicitation by an organization in an RII-eligible jurisdiction.

- URL: https://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2018/nsf18502/nsf18502.htm

Kansas NSF EPSCoR is announcing a funding opportunity for First Awards in the areas that are related to the current Kansas NSF EPSCoR focus of microbiomes as broadly construed to be in aquatic, plant and/or soil systems. The First Award program helps early career faculty become competitive for funding from the research directorates at the National Science Foundation.

Submission Deadlines:
Letters of Intent Due by 5:00 pm on THURSDAY, November 30, 2017.
Proposals Due by 5:00 pm on TUESDAY, January 23, 2018. 

The full request for proposals with submission instructions can be downloaded as a PDF at: http://www.nsfepscor.ku.edu/funding.html

Call for Pilot Project Applications
Chemical Biology of Infectious Disease
NIH Center of Biomedical Research Excellence
University of Kansas

Letter of intent due: January 2, 2018
Those selected to submit full applications will be notified January 10, 2018.

Applications due: Mar 1, 2018
Anticipated Decision Date: Apr 15, 2018
Anticipated Start Date: May 1, 2018

The KU NIH CoBRE in Chemical Biology of Infectious Disease will provide investigators with
support for research activities, mentoring, and access to Core Lab Services. Four pilot projects
at up to $90,000 in total direct costs starting May. 1st, 2018 are anticipated for support. Pilot
projects are for one year starting May 1, 2018, potentially renewable for a second year
contingent on scientific progress and available funds.

FY 2019 Wheat Research RFP
Kansas Wheat Commission
Due Date: Letters of Intent 11/30/2017

The Kansas Wheat Commission (KWC), Kansas Wheat Alliance (KWA) and Kansas Crop Improvement Association (KCIA) are now seeking research proposals for FY 2019 (July 1, 2018 – June 30, 2019).

The following research goals of KWC should be taken into consideration when submitting proposals.
- Focus research by selecting research initiatives that support the industry’s ability to gain and sustain market share profitably in both domestic and international markets.
- Educate Kansas wheat producers to adopt technologies that are shown by research and development to be profitable.
- Cooperate with the wheat supply chain to adopt and implement technologies and innovations that support the profitability of Kansas wheat producers.
The following are specific areas of research focus/interest – this is not all-inclusive:
- New Variety Development
- Production
- Trait Discovery and Genetics
- Testing Methods and Procedures
- Value-Added Uses
- Consumer Preferences

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