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					Division of Engineering Research
THE E-FUNDING NEWS
Nov 7, 2008

Announcements:

- Engineering Noontime Session - No Seminar Nov 11, http://www.egr.msu.edu/research/seminar-
schedule

-On 16 December, the Michigan Agricultural Experiment Station is hosting a grant-writing
workshop. Although the web-site http://www.maes.msu.edu/news/grantwrite_dec2008.htm)
indicates that it is for MAES and CANR faculty, you can as of today sign up for this program. The
cost is $75 and must be on a 11- or a 71- account.

-Check out your listing in the Faculty Expertise Database. Changes can be made via the Update
button. http://www.egr.msu.edu/egr/research/resources/facultyexpertise.php

-If you’ve been away, archived E-Funding News are easily accessed at
http://www.egr.msu.edu/research/administration/funding

CONTENTS THIS WEEK:
1. Network Centric Multi-INT Exploitation - AFRL
2. Development of Laser-based Technologies for Standoff Detection of Explosives – Dept
Homeland Security
3. Nondestructive Evaluation (NDE) Exploratory Development for Air Force Systems
4. Broad Agency Announcement for Innovative Technologies and Methodologies for Reducing
Various Environmental Problems – Air Force
5. Instrument Development for Biomedical Applications (R21) - NIH
6. NIST Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Program, Fiscal Year 2009
7. 2009 Summer Faculty Research Program - ONR
8. MSU Strategic Partnership Grants (SPG)
9. Cooperative Materials Research Projects - Student Research Program III – Air Force
10. BAA for the U.S. Army Research Institute for the Behavioral and Social Sciences (ARI).
11.Strategic Environmental Research and Development Program Exploratory Development
(SEED)
12. Strategic Environmental Research and Development Program - Army
13. Mathematical and Statistical Research for Threat Detection- NSF

1. Network Centric Multi-INT Exploitation - AFRL
Solicitation: BAA-09-01-RIKA
DUE:
DATES: It is recommended that white papers be received by the following dates to maximize the
possibility of award: FY 09 should be submitted by 03 Dec 08;
The overall technical objectives of this BAA are to research innovative, disruptive technologies and
methods for the automatic and dynamic cueing and collection of intelligence for situational awareness
and assessment, with an emphasis on Machine-to- Machine (M2M) capabilities. Technologies, such
as artificial intelligence, ontological reasoning, and knowledge-based processing will be used to: (1)
Automate the exploitation of collected, processed, and stored information in support of Intelligence,
Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) within air, space and cyberspace for on-going US missions;
(2) Enhance the US exploitation system efficiency, to include multi-platform collections, multi-INT



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correlation, and resource optimization and management; (3) Dynamically characterize and correlate
raw sensor data from existing multi-source, multi-platform, real-time collection systems; and (4)
Automate knowledge-based exploitation for Effects-Based Operations (EBO) through assessment,
cueing, electronic attack, and battle damage assessment, as a means to achieve mission objectives.
https://www.fbo.gov/spg/USAF/AFMC/AFRLRRS/BAA-09-01-RIKA/listing.html

2. Development of Laser-based Technologies for Standoff Detection of Explosives – Dept
Homeland Security
Solicitation: RFI-CIED-09-00002
Due: Dec 15, 2008
DHS S&T is soliciting information from academic institutions on laser-based technologies that offer
the potential for standoff detection of explosives and related compounds. Standoff for the purpose of
this RFI can be anywhere from 0.5 to several meters in distance. The goal will be the detection of
explosives and explosives-related compounds (ERCs) from either trace residues or vapors.
https://www.fbo.gov/download/b85/b85fdb3a390bcf53c7f9aa5b005d28d9/RFI-CIED-09-00002.doc

3. Nondestructive Evaluation (NDE) Exploratory Development for Air Force Systems
Solicitation: FA8650-09-R-5602
DUE: 11-19-08
The Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL), Materials and Manufacturing Directorate, Systems
Support Division, Wright-Patterson AFB (WPAFB), OH, AFRL/RXSA, is conducting market research
to identify potential sources that possess the expertise, capabilities, and experience to meet United
States Air Force (USAF) needs in providing and managing research resources for long-term,
intermittent, and quick reaction in support of materials and processes issues of USAF weapon
systems. In addition, the program will involve the identification of new and emerging technologies that
may be further developed and transitioned to USAF weapon systems to meet immediate (quick
reaction) and near-term (within 12 months) system support demands.
https://www.fbo.gov/spg/USAF/AFMC/AFRLWRS/FA8650-09-R-5602/listing.html

4. Broad Agency Announcement for Innovative Technologies and Methodologies for Reducing
Various Environmental Problems – Air Force
SOL: AFCEEBAA-08-001
DUE: Dec 8, 2008
This announcement seeks out technologies and methodologies to reduce environmental impacts from
current and past Air Force (AF) operations and apply to Air Force installations worldwide. The key
focus of this effort is to further develop demonstration/field-tested remediation, contaminated site
characterization and monitoring, and pollution prevention technologies and methodologies that serve
as an innovative means to save money and time while achieving compliance with all air, soil, and
water regulatory requirements and Air Force policies and technical guidance. The goal is to identify
more technically advanced, efficient, effective, environmentally friendly, and cost-effective solutions
than are currently available. The remedial technologies areas of interest include, but are not limited to,
effective dense non-aqueous phase liquid (DNAPL) characterization, monitoring, fate and transport,
detection, and remediation; improve/optimize remediation and long-term monitoring (LTM)
technologies; assessment and mitigation of hazards associated with vapor intrusion; remedial
techniques and methods to more effectively treat soil and groundwater contaminated with chlorinated
solvents; implementation of rapid site characterization through definitive field-based analytical
methods for volatile organic compounds (VOCs), semi VOCs, and other common contaminants.
Additional areas of interest include innovative pollution prevention techniques, innovative site
characterization approaches and tools, new and innovative quality assurance methodologies, and
innovative monitoring and optimization systems for existing remediation operations (e.g., pump-and-



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treat) including sensors and data management systems.
https://www.fbo.gov/spg/USAF/AFMC/HQAFCEE/AFCEEBAA-08-001/listing.html

5. Instrument Development for Biomedical Applications (R21) - NIH
Solicitation: RFA-RR-09-001
Application Due Date(s): January 27, 2009, September 30, 2009
This funding opportunity announcement (FOA), issued by the National Center for Research
Resources (NCRR), solicits innovative applications for the development of new or improved
instrumentation for biomedical research. Projects should propose tools that can be used by a wide
range of biomedical or clinical researchers, and not limited to a specific organ or disease. The primary
intent of this FOA is to stimulate the development of new instrumentation for biomedical research
that will support achievement of biomedical breakthroughs. The innovative nature of the application
is emphasized in the review criteria. Because the research plan is limited to 15 pages, this R21
application does not need to include extensive background material or preliminary information as is
expected for an R01 application. High-risk applications are encouraged.
http://grants2.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-RR-09-001.html

6. NIST Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Program, Fiscal Year 2009
Solicitation: NIST-09-SBIR
DUE: 01-22-09
The NIST 2009 SBIR solicitation will be issued on or about November 12, 2008 and will close January
22, https://www.fbo.gov/spg/DOC/NIST/AcAsD/NIST-09-SBIR/listing.html

7. 2009 Summer Faculty Research Program - ONR
Due: Dec 5, 2008
The Office of Naval Research (ONR) sponsors the Summer Faculty Research Program (SFRP) for
U.S. citizens who hold teaching or research appointments at U.S. colleges and universities. These
programs provide an opportunity for science and engineering faculty members to participate in
research of mutual interest to the faculty member and professional peers at U.S. Navy laboratories.
The Summer Faculty Research Program is a on-site, continuous 10-week program, beginning in May
2009 . Stipends range from $1400 to $1900 per week for the summer program. Each fellow will
be reimbursed for his/her personal travel for an optional pre-program visit to the sponsoring
laboratory. Relocation assistance is provided to qualifying fellows. The program is residential and all
work must be completed on-site at the sponsoring U.S. Navy laboratory. Faculty members from
Historically Black Colleges and Universities, Minority Institutions, American Indian Tribal Colleges and
Universities, and Hispanic Serving Institutions (HBCU/MI/TCU/HSI), as designated by the U.S.
Department of Education, are especially encouraged to apply.
www.asee.org/summer.

8. MSU Strategic Partnership Grants (SPG)
Preproposals due Jan 19, 2009
The Office of the Provost and the Office of the Vice President for Research and Graduate Studies
announce the 2009 Strategic Partnership Grants Program (SPG) competition. At this time we are
inviting the submission of pre-proposals. SPG pre-proposal guidelines, instructions, and important
dates appear online at the Grant Proposal System (GPS)
( https://www.vprgs.msu.edu/gps/ ).

9. Cooperative Materials Research Projects - Student Research Program III – Air Force
Solicitation: BAA-09-05-PKM
DUE: 12-22-08



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The objectives of this program are to provide undergraduate and graduate-level research, in support
of the Materials and Manufacturing Directorate's Basic Research Program, by students (U.S. citizens
only) who are at institutions of higher learning. Technical projects will be in the areas of materials,
physics, chemistry, polymers, metallurgy, ceramics, nondestructive evaluation, mathematical
sciences, mechanics and solid state electronics. Work will generally be performed at WPAFB where
specialized equipment is available for selected scientific and engineering work.
https://www.fbo.gov/spg/USAF/AFMC/AFRLWRS/BAA-09-05-PKM/listing.html

10. BAA for the U.S. Army Research Institute for the Behavioral and Social Sciences (ARI).
Solicitation: W91WAW-09-BAA-SHMW
DUE: 12-05-08
The research interest is entitled Planning and Execution Support for an Army Research Science of
Human Measures Workshop.
https://www.fbo.gov/spg/USA/DSS-W/DASW01/W91WAW-09-BAA-SHMW/listing.html

11.Strategic Environmental Research and Development Program Exploratory Development
(SEED)
Solicitation: BAA-09-0002
DUE: 03-12-09
The Department of Defense (DoD) Strategic Environmental Research and Development Program
(SERDP) Office is interested in receiving proposals for research focusing on the area of Munitions
Management and Weapons Systems and Platforms technologies under the SERDP Exploratory
Development (SEED) program. Readers should note that this is an announcement to declare DoD
SERDPs intent to competitively fund research and development for innovative and new environmental
technologies that test proof of concept during a one year effort and meet the focus areas set forth in
the SERDP Program Announcement. These projects will be funded at a level not to exceed $150,000
in total cost and approximately one year in duration.
https://www.fbo.gov/spg/USA/COE/DACA72/BAA-09-0002/listing.html

12. Strategic Environmental Research and Development Program - Army
Solicitation: BAA-09-0001
DUE: 01-08-09
The Department of Defense (DoD) Strategic Environmental Research and Development Program
(SERDP) Office is interested in receiving pre-proposals for research focusing in the areas of
Environmental Restoration, Munitions Management, Sustainable Infrastructure, and Weapons
Systems and Platforms technologies. Proposers should state in their proposal that it is submitted in
response to this BAA. Readers should note that this is an announcement to declare DoD SERDPs
intent to competitively fund research and development for innovative and new environmental
technologies that meet the focus areas set forth in the SERDP Announcement.
https://www.fbo.gov/spg/USA/COE/DACA72/BAA-09-0001/listing.html

13. Mathematical and Statistical Research for Threat Detection- NSF
Solicitation:
Due: Dec 15, 2008
Supports mathematical research in areas of science where computing plays a central and essential
role, emphasizing algorithms design, numerical methods and their analysis, and symbolic methods.
The prominence of computation in the research is a hallmark of the program. Proposals ranging from
single-investigator projects that develop and analyze innovative computational methods to
interdisciplinary team projects that not only create new mathematical and computational techniques
but use them to model, study, and solve important application problems are encouraged.



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http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=5390&org=DMS&from=home



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Other Funding Opportunities:
This and earlier notices are archived at
http://www.egr.msu.edu/egr/research/resources/fundingopps/enews-archive-list.php
Environmental RFPS posted by MSU (Tom Dietz):
http://www.environment.msu.edu/news/funding.html

-SBIR/STTR - info for many agencies: http://www.zyn.com/sbir/scomp.htm
-Grants.Gov – search individually by key word, agency, etc.
http://www.grants.gov/applicants/find_grant_opportunities.jsp
-Army Research Office: http://www.aro.army.mil/research/index.htm
-Institutionally limited proposals for MSU –http://resfacil.msu.edu/groups/ILP/
-NIH - Bioimaging/Bioengineering opportunities –
http://www.nibib.nih.gov/publicPage.cfm?pageID=1879
-Office of Naval Research: http://www.onr.navy.mil/02/business_opp.asp
-Michigan Biotechnology - www.michbio.org
-For more Funding Opportunity information, Search Engines, etc. see the DER Funding web site:
http://www.egr.msu.edu/egr/research/resources/fundingopps/index.php




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