Friday, July 20, 2012

Limited Submission: NSF Critical Zone Observatories Program

The National Science Foundation has announced the Critical Zone Observatories program, which is limited to one lead proposal per institution.  The program is designed to "establish a networked set of Critical Zone Observatories (CZOs) that will address pressing interdisciplinary scientific questions concerning geological, physical, chemical, and biological processes and their couplings that govern critical zone system dynamics."
Award:  $5 million over five years
Important dates:
Mandatory notification of interest in applying:  Due by 5 p.m. July 26, 2012 to .  Include a working title or a brief description of the proposed project, and identify the NC State principal investigators.
Internal preproposal submission:  Due by 5 p.m. November 19, 2012 to  Internal guidelines are available at . 
Estimated internal review completion:  November 30, 2012
NSF proposal deadline:  February 5, 2013
For more information and a link to the program solicitation, see . 

Friday, July 13, 2012

Limited Submission: NIH Academic-Community Partnership Conference Series (R13)

The National Institutes of Health's next deadline for the Academic-Community Partnership Conference Series (R13) is October 17, 2012.  The program is designed to support health-disparities-related meetings, workshops and symposia to bring together partnerships that will use Community-Based Participatory Research to address health disparities.  Focus areas include obesity (child, adolescent or adult), techniques for outreach and information dissemination, violence prevention and medical topics such as fibroid tumors and HIV/AIDS prevention.  The limit is one application per institution.
Award:  Up to $30,000 per year for up to three years
Important dates
Mandatory notification of interest in applying:  Due by 5 p.m. July 19, 2012 .  Please provide a prospective topic or focus area for the proposed conference, and identify the individual(s) who will provide the expertise in Community-Based Participatory Research.
Internal preproposal submission:  Due by 5 p.m. August 7, 2012 .  For internal guidelines, see  For examples of the kind of projects funded previously, see the last paragraph below.
Estimated internal review completion:  August 10, 2012
NIH application deadline:  October 17, 2012
For information about preparing a competitive application for this program, you can view abstracts of currently funded projects at .  On the right column in the FOA number box, insert PAR-09-092 .  Click on the "submit" button at the bottom of the page.  When the results of 11 funded projects comes up, click on the abstracts you want to study.