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Jan 29, 2010

- Engineering Noontime Session - Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2010 – 12-1 in EB 3540 – Finalists for the
Fitch-Beach Graduate Student presentation – Join us for 2 short presentations from:
         - Wei Chen (CHEMS) : “Seeing is believing: the /in-situ/ study of the tensile and fatigue
behavior of boron-modified titanium alloys”
         - Deiter Tourlousse (CEE): A Low-cost and Portable Device for Genetic Testing and Point-
of-Care Diagnostics

- Upcoming RS&GIS Training Opportunities at MSU: Sessions in early March and mid-April
include: Introduction to ArcGIS, Getting Your GIS Project off the Ground..., Using ArcToolbox for
Vector and Raster Analysis, ArcGIS - Labeling & Map Annotation, Geodatabase Annotation, ArcGIS
- Map Design. -Visit website to register.

 -Check out your listing in the Faculty Expertise Database. Changes can be made via the Update

-If you’ve been away, archived E-Funding News are easily accessed at


1.Dynamic Spectrum Access (DSA) Technologies - DOD
2. Synchronized Net-Enabled Multi-INT Exploitation – Air Force
3. REQUEST FOR INFORMATION (RFI) Air Force Global Cyberspace Integration Center (GCIC),
4. Cyber Genome Program – DARPA, STO
5. Broadening Participation Research Initiation Grants in Engineering (BRIGE) - NSF
6. Future Internet Architectures (FIA)
7. Manufacturable Gradient Index Optics (M-GRIN) - DARPA
8. DOD STTR Solicitation – pre-release
9. Attenuation-Based Remedies for Metals and Radionuclides in Groundwater Initiative- Dept
of Energy
11. Strategic Technologies for CyberInfrastructure (STCI)

1.Dynamic Spectrum Access (DSA) Technologies - DOD
SOL: BAA-DSO-10-01
DUE: 03-26-10
The Defense Information Systems Agency is interested in developing system architectures for DSA
networks through the Broad Agency Announcement (BAA) process, in accordance with FAR 35.016.
The following information is for those wishing to respond to the BAA. Dynamic Spectrum Access
(DSA) has emerged in recent years as a capability that has the potential to effectively address
spectrum access challenges by allowing dynamic, flexible, and autonomous spectrum access. DSA is
realized through wireless networking architectures and technologies that enable wireless devices to
dynamically adapt their spectrum access according to criteria such as policy constraints, spectrum
availability, propagation environment, and application performance requirements. Fundamental

changes are required in the way the DoD obtains and utilizes its spectrum resources to address
increased spectrum demand and DSA technologies. DISA/DSO is seeking sources that are familiar
with recent advances in DSA technologies and capable of performing analytical spectrum studies of
DSA networks. Synopsis

2. Synchronized Net-Enabled Multi-INT Exploitation – Air Force
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-
intelligence 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.

3. REQUEST FOR INFORMATION (RFI) Air Force Global Cyberspace Integration Center (GCIC),
SOL: RFI_AF_Global_Cyberspace_Int_Center_(CGIC)_Langley
DUE: 02-15-10
The Air Force Global Cyberspace Integration Center Concepts and Technology Directorate
(GCIC/CT) is seeking information on technology initiatives that may be applied to the continuity of
mission capability in the event of an interruption or degradation of space-based Global Positioning
System (GPS) and communications satellite services. The Government is investigating the availability
of innovative technology which will be able to aid in replicating capability or transferring services from
the space layer to the aerial layer during an interruption or degradation of space-based services. Of
specific interest is technology which could aid in restoring precision Positioning, Navigation and
Timing (PNT) capability (such as that provided by uncontested GPS services), as well as rerouting or
mitigating the loss of space-based communications to on-going operations during an interruption or
degradation. Synopsis

4. –Cyber Genome Program – DARPA, STO
Broad Agency Announcement (BAA) 10-36
Proposer’s Day – January 29, 2010
Questions and Answers Deadline – February 10, 2010
Proposal Due Date – March 15, 2010, 4:00 pm EST, Arlington, VA
DARPA is soliciting for revolutionary cyber defense and investigatory technologies for the collection,
identification, characterization, and presentation of properties and relationships from collected digital
artifacts of software, data, and/or users to support DoD law enforcement, counter intelligence, and
cyber defense teams.

5. Broadening Participation Research Initiation Grants in Engineering (BRIGE) - NSF
Solicitation: 10-509
Full Proposal Deadline Date: February 25, 2010

The Directorate for Engineering (ENG) at the National Science Foundation offers a research initiation
grant funding opportunity with the goal of broadening participation to all engineers including members
from underrepresented groups and persons with disabilities in the engineering disciplines.These
grants are intended to increase the diversity of researchers in engineering disciplines to initiate
research programs early in their careers, including those from underrepresented groups, engineers at
minority serving institutions, and persons with disabilities.

6. Future Internet Architectures (FIA)
Program Solicitation: NSF 10-528
Full Proposal Deadline(s) (due by 5 p.m. proposer's local time): April 22, 2010
Continuing its long-standing commitment to support groundbreaking research through Network
Science and Engineering (NetSE), the Directorate for Computer and Information Science and
Engineering (CISE) invites research teams to submit innovative and creative proposals that describe
projects to conceive, design, and evaluate trustworthy Future Internet architectures. Proposing
teams should include individuals with expertise in a range of relevant disciplines and/or different
research methods, from theoretical to experimental to applications-driven.

7. Manufacturable Gradient Index Optics (M-GRIN) - DARPA
DARPA will host a Proposers’ Day Workshop in anticipation of a Broad Agency Announcement,
DARPA-BAA-10-31, Manufacturable Gradient Index Optics (M-GRIN) program on February 5, 2010 at
Booz Allen Hamilton, Suite 600, 3811 North Fairfax Drive, Arlington, VA 22201 from 8:00 to 3:00. The
purpose of this conference is to provide information on the M-GRIN program, promote additional
discussion on this topic, address questions from potential proposers, and provide a forum for potential
proposers to present their capabilities for teaming opportunities.

8. DOD STTR Solicitation – pre-release
Proposals due Mar 24, 2010

9. Attenuation-Based Remedies for Metals and Radionuclides in Groundwater Initiative- Dept
of Energy
SOL: 01112010LKC
DUE: 03-25-10.
The fundamental organizing principle of this project is the use of biogeochemical gradients as a
framework to build an understanding of waste site evolution. At many sites with metal and
radionuclide contamination in groundwater, biogeochemical gradients are formed by mixing of
contaminant plume composition with natural groundwater. The movement of biogeochemical
gradients controls the spatial and temporal changes in biogeochemical conditions. The resulting
waste site evolution strongly influences attenuation of metals and radionuclides, and hence the
effectiveness of MNA and EA. The understanding of waste site evolution through migration of
biogeochemical gradients will provide a strong technical basis for remediation decisions at sites with
multiple contaminants and can be used to evaluate the impact of a remedial action on the entire waste
site. Field and applied research studies are strongly emphasized in this program.Synopsis

SOL: NNA1012345L
NASA Ames Research Center (ARC) is seeking partners interested in developing competitive
proposals in response to NASA Announcements of Opportunity (AOs). ARC is interested in partners
that can perform science investigations and research activities. Information is also sought on potential
partners that, in addition to performing substantial research, can provide hardware, equipment or
instrumentation necessary to implement that proposed science investigation or research activity.
NASA selects and procures scientific investigations (missions) through the NASA Announcement of
Opportunity (AO) Process. A single Principal Investigator (PI) leads a mission investigation team. The
PI may be from any category of Government or non-Government institution, including educational
institutions, industry or nonprofit organizations, or from one of the NASA Centers, the Jet Propulsion
Laboratory (JPL),other federally funded research and development centers, or other U.S. Government
agencies. Synopsis

11. Strategic Technologies for CyberInfrastructure (STCI)
Solicitation: PD 10-7684 as follows:
DUE DATES: Full Proposal Target Date: April 21, 2010 and August 5, 2010
The primary goal of the Strategic Technologies for Cyberinfrastructure (STCI) Program is to support
activities that lead to innovative cyberinfrastructure but are not currently funded by other programs or
solicitations. Eligible projects include development, deployment, research, and education necessary to
create cyberinfrastructure, or creation of cyberinfrastructure that will enable innovative science and
education. Proposals submitted to STCI should demonstrate a significant potential to transform
multiple areas of science and/or education that depend on the development and deployment of CI.

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

-SBIR/STTR - info for many agencies:
-Grants.Gov – search individually by key word, agency, etc.
-Army Research Office:
-Institutionally limited proposals for MSU –
-NIH - Bioimaging/Bioengineering opportunities –
-Office of Naval Research:
-Michigan Biotechnology -
-For more Funding Opportunity information, Search Engines, etc. see the DER Funding web site:


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