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July 16, 2010

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1. Research and Evaluation on Education in Science and Engineering (REESE) -
2. Centers for Chemical Innovation (CCI) - NSF
3. Research Networks in the Mathematical Sciences (RNMS)- NSF
4. Interface between Computer Science and Economics & Social Science (ICES)-
5. Partnerships for Next Generation Biodefense Diagnostics (R01) – NIH
6. Wireless Vital Signs Monitoring Device - Navy
7. Advanced Detector Development (ADD) and Nuclear Forensics Research and
Development Programs Broad Agency Announcement – DTRA
8. Addition of New Technical Area for Educational Engineering and Science
Student Outreach (EESSO) to the Missile Defense Agency Science and
Technology Advanced Research (MSTAR) BAA

1. Research and Evaluation on Education in Science and Engineering (REESE) -
Solicitation 10-586
Full Proposal Deadline Date: November 15, 2010
The goals of the REESE program are: (1) to catalyze discovery and innovation at the
frontiers of STEM learning, education, and evaluation; (2) to stimulate the field to
produce high quality and robust research results through the progress of theory, method,
and human resources; and (3) to coordinate and transform advances in education,
learning research, and evaluation. REESE pursues its mission by developing an
interdisciplinary research portfolio focusing on core scientific questions about STEM
learning in current and emerging learning contexts, both formal and informal, from
childhood through adulthood, and from before school through to graduate school and
beyond into the workforce. REESE places particular importance upon the involvement of
young investigators in the projects, at doctoral, postdoctoral, and early career stages, as
well as the involvement of STEM disciplinary experts. In addition, research questions
related to educational research methodology and evaluation are central to the REESE
2. Centers for Chemical Innovation (CCI) - NSF
Solicitation 10-585
DUE DATES:Full Proposal Deadline Date: October 11, 2010 Phase II
Preliminary Proposal Deadline Date: October 12, 2010 Phase I, required preliminary
Full Proposal Deadline Date: March 28, 2011 Phase I, by invitation only
The Centers for Chemical Innovation (CCI) Program supports research centers focused
on major, long-term fundamental chemical research challenges. CCIs that address these
challenges will produce transformative research, lead to innovation, and attract broad
scientific and public interest. CCIs are agile structures that can respond rapidly to
emerging opportunities and make full use of cyberinfrastructure to enhance
collaborations. CCIs may partner with researchers from industry, government
laboratories and international organizations. CCIs integrate research, innovation,
education, and public outreach and include a plan to broaden participation of
underrepresented groups. The CCI program is a two-phase program. Both phases are
described in this solicitation. Phase I CCIs receive significant resources to develop the
science and integrative elements of a CCI before requesting Phase II funding. Phase I
proposals funded in FY2011 will seek Phase II funding in FY2014. Only organizations
receiving Phase I awards in FY2008 are eligible to request Phase II funding in FY2011.

3. Research Networks in the Mathematical Sciences (RNMS)- NSF
Solicitation 10-584
DUE DATES Full Proposal Deadline Date: November 9, 2010
The Research Networks in the Mathematical Sciences (RNMS) Program creates an
award mechanism that supports researchers in ways that are intermediate in scale,
scope, and duration to existing individual investigator awards and research institute
awards. The RNMS Program recognizes that, over the past quarter century,
mathematical research has become increasingly collaborative and interactive, because
effectively overcoming core scientific challenges frequently requires the sharing of ideas
and expertise. A Research Network is not a substitute for existing funding mechanisms.
In particular, it is intended to complement (rather than replace) individual investigator
awards by providing additional layers of interaction. Through the involvement of
postdoctoral researchers and students and the promotion of international collaborations,
the RNMS will not only focus on problems at the frontier of the mathematical sciences
but also lead to robust and diverse training of the next generation of mathematicians and

4. Interface between Computer Science and Economics & Social Science (ICES)-
Solicitation 10-583
DUE DATES: Full Proposal Deadline Date: October 5, 2010
This program seeks innovative research at this interdisciplinary boundary, including both
projects that use computational thinking for economic and social decision problems
and/or ideas from economics and other social sciences for computing and
communication systems and multi-agents systems. Computational economics research
involving simulation and modeling of economic systems is not appropriate for this

5. Partnerships for Next Generation Biodefense Diagnostics (R01) – NIH
Solicitation: RFA-AI-10-017
Due: Letter of Intent – Oct 4, 2010; Full proposal – Nov 4, 2010
This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) invites applications for early stage
product development projects to establish proof-of-concept for potential next generation
diagnostics products that do not involve nucleic acid amplification.

6. Wireless Vital Signs Monitoring Device - Navy
SOL: M6785410R9050
DUE: 08-16-10
The Marine Corps Warfighting Laboratory (MCWL), Quantico, Virginia is currently
seeking companies that can provide a wireless vital signs monitoring device. The
objective is to find a technology capable of providing wireless medical situational
awareness of casualties' vital signs from the point of injury (battlefield) throughout the
continuum of care. Any device needs to be small, lightweight, ruggedized for use in
austere environments, and can be operated by field medical technicians (Corpsmen).
Any device must be capable of detecting and recording physiological data in order to
facilitate care on the battlefield. Any device needs to operate autonomously, be capable
of eight (8) hours of continuous operation without recharging, and contain memory
capable of collecting and storing complete sets of physiological data information. Size
and weight are concerns, as well as, ability of device to illuminate data, download data
and storing data.In addition, the device needs to not require any proprietary hardware or
software including batteries. Synopsis

7. Advanced Detector Development (ADD) and Nuclear Forensics Research and
Development Programs Broad Agency Announcement - DTRA
DUE: 08-19-10
The Defense Threat Reduction Agency is soliciting proposals for the FY10 cycle of the
NTD BAA to meet the agency's requirement to conduct research in nuclear detection
and forensics. DTRA's Nuclear Detection Technology Division (RD-NTD) oversees the
development of new radiological/nuclear detection technologies in support of the
Department of Defense (DoD) mission of detecting, identifying, and eliminating threats
from radiological and nuclear weapons of mass destruction (WMD) worldwide. To keep
pace with defense capability requirements, RD-NTD routinely promulgates nuclear
detection and forensics research. DTRA is seeking proposals that reflect optimum
approaches to meet technology objectives for the program(s) listed in Broad Agency
Announcement (BAA) Number HDTRA1-10-NTD-BAA. This solicitation is provided as an
attachment to this notice and includes information on the specific topic area for the FY10
period, submission process, proposal formats, evaluation/selection process, as well as
all other pertinent administrative and contractual information. The BAA may be obtained
from the FedBizOpps website: http://www.fedbizopps.gov. Administrative, technical or
contractual questions shall be sent via e-mail no later than the deadline identified in the
BAA to NTD-BAA-10@dtra.mil. All requests shall include the name, address, e-mail
address and phone number of a point of contact.
Combine Synopsis/Solicitation

8. Addition of New Technical Area for Educational Engineering and Science
Student Outreach (EESSO) to the Missile Defense Agency Science and
Technology Advanced Research (MSTAR) BAA
DUE: 08-25-10
The purpose of this amendment is to incorporate a new area for support of the Missile
Defense Agency's (MDA) Educational and Engineering Science Student Outreach's
(EESSO) program into the MSTAR BAA, HQ0147-10-MSTAR-BAA. EESSO's purpose is
to expose K-12 students to science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM)
fields (curricula, programs and activities) in order to increase the number of United
States (U.S.) citizens choosing science, math and/or engineering as a career path. A
new submission date for proposals supporting this area is also established. Under
Research Topics, a ninth area is included as follows: (9) Educational Engineering and
Science Student Outreach (EESSO). Modification

Other Funding Opportunities:
This and earlier notices are archived at
Environmental RFPS posted by MSU (Tom Dietz):

-SBIR/STTR - info for many agencies: http://www.zyn.com/sbir/scomp.htm
-Grants.Gov – search individually by key word, agency, etc.
-Army Research Office: http://www.aro.army.mil/research/index.htm
-Institutionally limited proposals for MSU –
-NIH - Bioimaging/Bioengineering opportunities –
-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:

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