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November 2012 Grant Announcements:

 

National Science Foundation (11/29)

  • Materials and Surface Engineering (MSE)
  • The MSE program supports fundamental research leading to a better understanding of the effect of microstructure, surfaces, and coatings on the properties and performance of engineering materials; and the ultimate control of these properties through material design. Of particular interest is materials service under conditions such as impact, temperature extremes, corrosion, oxidation, and friction. The program also supports research leading to biomedical applications of materials. Funded research includes both experimental and theoretical approaches.
  • Deadline: Full Proposal due February 15, 2013
  • http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=13356

 

National Science Foundation (11/19)

  • Geography and Spatial Sciences Program (GSS)
  • The Geography and Spatial Sciences Program sponsors research on the geographic distributions and interactions of human, physical, and biotic systems on the Earth's surface. Investigations are encouraged to propose plans for research about the nature, causes, and consequences of human activity and natural environmental processes across a range of scales. Projects on a variety of topics (both domestic and international) qualify for support if they offer promise of contributing to scholarship by enhancing geographical knowledge, concepts, theories, methods, and their application to societal problems and concerns. GSS encourages projects that explicitly integrate undergraduate and graduate education into the overall research agenda.
  • Deadline: Full Proposal due February 14, 2013
  • http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=503621

 

National Science Foundation (11/16)

  • Fluid Dynamics
  • The Fluid Dynamics program supports fundamental research and education on mechanisms and phenomena governing fluid flow. Proposed research should contribute to basic understanding; thus enabling the better design; predictability; efficiency; and control of systems that involve fluids. Encouraged are proposals that address innovative uses of fluids in materials development; manufacturing; biotechnology; nanotechnology; clinical diagnostics and drug delivery; sensor development and integration; energy and the environment. While the research should focus on fundamentals, a clear connection to potential application should be outlined. Current research themes include: General Fluid Mechanics, Flow of Complex Fluids, Micro- Nano- Bio- Fluid Mechanics, Turbulence and Flow Control, and Instrumentation and Flow Diagnostics.
  • Deadline: Full Proposal Window: January 15, 2013 - February 19, 2013
  • http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=13365

 

National Science Foundation (11/16)

  • Particulate and Multiphase Processes
  • The Particulate and Multiphase Processes program supports fundamental and applied research on phenomena governing particulate and multiphase processes, including flows of suspensions of particles, drops or bubbles, granular and granular-fluid flows, flow behavior of micro or nano-structured fluids, aerosol science and technology, and self- and directed-assembly processes involving particulates. Innovative research is sought that contributes to improving the basic understanding, design, predictability, efficiency, and control of particulate and multiphase processes with particular emphasis on: novel manufacturing techniques, multiphase systems of relevance to energy harvesting, multiphase transport in biological systems or biotechnology, and environmental sustainability. Collaborative and interdisciplinary proposals are encouraged; proposals that include a combination of experimental and theoretical approaches are more likely to receive funding than solely experimentally oriented work. Highly reviewed projects generally demonstrate a strong scientific basis together with clear practical applications. Current research focus areas include: multiple flow phenomena, particle science and technology, multi-scale models of multiphase systems, and multiphase transport in biological systems.
  • Deadline: Full Proposal Window: January 15, 2013 - February 19, 2013
  • http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=13364

 

National Science Foundation (11/16)

  • Thermal Transport Processes
  • The Thermal Transport Processes program supports engineering research aimed at gaining a basic understanding of the thermal transport phenomena at nano/micro and macro scales in (1) cooling and heating of equipment and devices, (2) energy conversion, power generation and thermal energy storage and conservation, (3) the synthesis and processing of materials including advanced manufacturing, (4) the propulsion of air and land-based vehicles, and (5) thermal phenomena in biological systems. The program supports fundamental research and engineering education in transport processes that are driven by thermal gradients, and manipulation of these processes to achieve engineering goals. Fundamental areas of specific interest and current focus to the program, and relevant to applications listed as (1)-(5) above, include: Control of Thermal Transport Processes, Simulation and Diagnostics of Flow and Heat Transport Bridging Information, New Materials/Processes/Devices with Significant Gains in Thermal Properties and Performance.
  • Deadline: Full Proposal Window: January 15, 2013 - February 19, 2013
  • http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=13367

 

National Science Foundation (11/16)

  • Manufacturing Enterprise Systems (MES)
  • The MES program supports research on design, planning, and control of operations in manufacturing enterprises. Research is supported that impacts the analytical and computational techniques relevant to extended enterprise operations and that offer the prospect of implementable solutions. Topics of interest include analytical and computational tools for optimal planning, monitoring, control, and scheduling of manufacturing and distribution operations, including maintenance and repair. Of particular interest are methods that incorporate increasingly rich enterprise process and product information and models, methods that address sustainability, and methods that incorporate characteristic uncertainty and risk.
  • Deadline: Full Proposal Window: January 15, 2013 - February 15, 2013
  • http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=13342

 

National Science Foundation (11/16)

  • Manufacturing Machines and Equipment (MME)
  • The MME program supports fundamental research leading to improved manufacturing machines and equipment, and their application in manufacturing processes. Key goals of the program are to advance the transition of manufacturing from skill-based to knowledge-based activities, and to advance technologies that will enable the manufacturing sector to reduce its environmental and societal impacts. A focus is on the advancement of manufacturing machines and related systems engineering that will enable energy manufacturing on a large scale. The program also supports research on additive manufacturing machines and processes encompassing feature scales from microns to meters (nanometer scale additive manufacturing is supported under the Nanomanufacturing program).
  • Deadline: Full Proposal Window: January 15, 2013 - February 15, 2013
  • http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=13346

 

Avon Foundation for Women; m.powerment by mark (11/13/12)

  • Healthy Relationships College Program
  • College/University programs may apply for funding for dating abuse, sexual assault ans stalking prevention and awareness programs through: campus-wide outreach events, trainings and/or worskshops; train-the-trainer peer education programs to increase numbers of student ambassadors; awareness materials including resource guides, website pages, posters, cards, buttons; and video or print PSAs or short films. The Healthy Relationships College Program should emphasize awareness and prevention through education.
  • Deadline: Proposals due January 11, 2013
  • http://www.avonfoundation.org/assets/2013-m-powerment-by-mark-rfp-guidelines.pdf

 

U.S. Department of Education; National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (11/9/12)

  • Disability and Rehabilitation Research Projects and Centers Program: Field Initiated Projects Program
  • The program seeks proposals for two types of Field-Initiated Projects: Research applicants must identify one or more hypotheses or research questions and, based on the hypotheses or research questions identified, perform an intensive, systematic study directed toward producing new scientific knowledge, or better understanding of the subject, problem studied, or body of knowledge. Development applicants must use knowledge and understanding gained from research to create materials, devices, systems, or methods, including designing and developing prototypes and processes that are beneficial to the target population. Goal for both programs is 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.
  • Deadline: Proposals due January 22, 2013
  • http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2012-11-05/html/2012-26929.htm

 

Oak Ridge Associated Universities (11/2/12)

  • Ralph E. Powe Junior Faculty Enhancement Awards
  • The Ralph E. Powe Junior Faculty Enhancement Awards provide seed money for research by junior faculty at Oak Ridge Associated Universities (ORAU) member institutions. These awards are intended to enrich the research and professional growth of young faculty and result in new funding opportunities. Full-time assistant professors at ORAU member institutions within two years of their initial tenure track appointment at the time of application are eligible. The research project must be in one of the following five disciplines: Engineering and Applied Science; Life Sciences; Mathematics/Computer Sciences; Physical Sciences; Policy, Management, or Education.
  • Deadline: Faculty who plan to apply must contact Meredith Perry or Dr. Gregory Heath in OPSP by November 16, 2012. Application due by Friday, January 11, 2013.
  • http://www.orau.org/university-partnerships/faculty-student-programs/powe/default.aspx
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