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					Division of Engineering Research
THE E-FUNDING NEWS
Jan 8, 2010

Announcements:
- Engineering Noontime Session - will resume in January 26, 2010 with the first of a two-part
session from the Fitch-Beach graduate nominees.

- Thurs, Jan 26 Grant Writing session – “Developing an Evaluation Plan”, Conf. Rm. B205,
Life Sciences with Laurie Van Egeren, director of Community Evaluation & Research
Collaborative, and co‐ director of the National Collaborative for the Study of
University Engagement, MSU University Outreach and Engagement.

 -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:

1. Research on Gender in Science and Engineering (GSE) - NSF
2. Adaptive Adversary Modeling for Terrorism Risk Analysis – Dept Homeland Security
3. Handheld Biometrics Collection Devices for USCG Boarding Teams
4. Autonomous Real-Time Ground Ubiquitous Surveillance – Infrared (ARGUS-IR) System
Broad Agency Announcement (BAA) – DARPA Information Processing Techniques Office
(IPTO)
5. DARPA-BAA-10-05 Flow-based Information Theory Tracking (FITT) Broad Agency
Announcement (BAA) for Information Processing Techniques Office (IPTO)- DARPA
6. Cyber-Physical Systems (CPS) - NSF
7. Computer Network Defense - ONR
8. Development and Demonstration of Pavement Friction Management Programs- Dept
9. Proposer's Day Workshop Announcement for Transformer (TX) - DARPA
10. Fine Detail Optical Surveillance (FDOS) Program Proposer's Day - DARPA
11. Integrated Cognitive-Neuroscience Architecture for Understanding Sensemaking (ICARUS)
Proposers's Day Announcement - IARPA
12. Materials with Controlled Microstructural Architecture (MCMA)-DARPA
13. Nimbus - DARPA
14. Information in a Photon (InPho) – DARPA
15. META - DARPA
16. Pan-American Advanced Studies Institutes Program (PASI) - NSF
17. Knowledge Discovery and Dissemination (KDD) Broad Agency Announcement (BAA) -
IARPA
18. Presidential Awards for Excellence in Science, Mathematics and Engineering Mentoring
(PAESMEM) - NSF
19. Environmental Synthesis Center (ESC) - NSF
20. Alliances for Broadening Participation in STEM (ABP) Louis Stokes Alliances for Minority
Participation (LSAMP), Bridge to the Doctorate (LSAMP-BD) Activity, Alliances for Graduate
Education and the Professoriate (AGEP)- NSF
21. Integrative Graduate Education and Research Traineeship Program (IGERT) - NSF



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22. 2010 DHS S&T LRBAA – Dept Homeland Security
23. Measurement Science and Engineering (MSE) Research Grants Programs - NIST
24. 2010 Transportation Planning Broad Agency Announcement (BAA)
25. Improvised Explosive Device Defeat Broad Agency Announcement – Air Force
26. BAA 10-CanScan – Dept Homeland Security
27. NIH Exploratory Developmental Research Grant Program (Parent R21)
28. NIH Small Research Grant Program (Parent R03) – NIH
29. Technology Development for Protein Modeling (R01) - NIH
30. Technology Development for High-Throughput Structural Biology Research (R01)
31. Recovery Act Limited Competition: NIH Director’s Opportunity for Research in Five
Thematic Areas (RC4) - NIH


1. Research on Gender in Science and Engineering (GSE) - NSF
Solicitation: NSF 10-516
Letter of Intent Due Date(s) (required) (due by 5 p.m. proposer's local time): February 10, 2010
Full Proposal Deadline(s) (due by 5 p.m. proposer's local time): March 23, 2010
The Research on Gender in Science and Engineering program supports efforts to understand and
address gender-based differences in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM)
education and workforce participation through research, the diffusion of research-based innovations,
and extension services in education that will lead to a larger and more diverse domestic science and
engineering workforce. Typical projects will contribute to the knowledge base addressing gender-
related differences in learning and in the educational experiences that affect student interest,
performance, and choice of careers; how pedagogical approaches and teaching styles, curriculum,
student services, and institutional culture contribute to causing or closing gender gaps that persist in
certain fields. Projects will communicate and apply findings, evaluation results, and proven good
practices and products to a wider community.
http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2010/nsf10516/nsf10516.htm?WT.mc_id=USNSF_25

2. Adaptive Adversary Modeling for Terrorism Risk Analysis – Dept Homeland Security
SOL: BAA_10_09
DUE: 01-20-10
The DHS S&T mission is to "support basic and applied homeland security research to promote
revolutionary changes in technologies; advance the development, testing and evaluation, and
deployment of critical homeland security technologies; and accelerate the prototyping and deployment
of technologies that would address homeland security vulnerabilities." Pursuant to this mission the
Chemical and Biological Division (CBD) seeks technologies to prevent and defend against a chemical
and biological attack. In addition, the division is charged with pursuing research to improve response
and restoration, conduct threat-informed risk assessments and invest in bioforensics research and
development. The focus of this BAA is in the area of risk assessments. The goal of this research
project is to build new or apply existing risk analysis applications to terrorism risk that are appropriate
for modeling the actions of an intelligent, reactive, adaptive adversary in the conduct of an attack
against the U.S. employing WMD. Combine Synopsis/Solicitation

3. Handheld Biometrics Collection Devices for USCG Boarding Teams
SOL: HSCG32-10-I-R00007
DUE: 01-14-10: THIS IS A SOURCES SOUGHT NOTICE FOR THE UNITED STATES COAST
GUARD (USCG) RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT CENTER (RDC) IN NEW LONDON, CT. This
Request for Information (RFI) is part of a market research effort to assess industry capabilities that will
best address the USCG's need. The USCG RDC is chartered to conduct research, development,



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testing and evaluation activities. The USCG RDC is seeking sources capable of providing handheld
biometrics collection devices for use by USCG boarding teams in their mission. This device must be
able to acquire 10 fingerprints and facial images of persons encountered by the USCG at sea.
Environments for such biometrics activity may include collecting biometrics from the deck of a 87' or
110' Coast Guard patrol boat, the deck of larger cutters ranging from 210' to 378', and the decks of
commercial freighters. AND EMAILS RECEIVED WILL NOT BE RESPONDED TO.
Synopsis

4. Autonomous Real-Time Ground Ubiquitous Surveillance – Infrared (ARGUS-IR) System
Broad Agency Announcement (BAA) – DARPA Information Processing Techniques Office
(IPTO)
Solicitation: DARPA-BAA-10-02
Due: Feb 16, 2010
Current IR systems either have a narrow field of view (FOV), slow frame rates (e.g., one
frame per second), or are low resolution. The overall goal of the envisioned ARGUS-IR
program is to break this paradigm by producing a wide FOV (WFOV) IR system with
frame rates and resolution that are compatible with the tracking of dismounts.
https://www.fbo.gov/index?s=opportunity&mode=form&id=e6510d0fcdff7f134fbb41f5d3600c59&tab=c
ore&_cview=0

5. DARPA-BAA-10-05 Flow-based Information Theory Tracking (FITT) Broad Agency
Announcement (BAA) for Information Processing Techniques Office (IPTO)- DARPA
Due: Feb 18, 2010
DARPA is soliciting innovative research proposals to develop models and algorithms enabling long-
duration tracking of all ground vehicles in a large semi-urban or urban area. Proposed research
should investigate innovative approaches that enable revolutionary advances.
https://www.fbo.gov/index?s=opportunity&mode=form&id=61a1333ae905128dbaeb0b951c95a820&ta
b=core&_cview=0

6. Cyber-Physical Systems (CPS) - NSF
Solicitation: NSF 10-515
Full Proposal Deadline(s) (due by 5 p.m. proposer's local time): March 11, 2010
The CPS program is seeking proposals that address research challenges in three CPS themes:
Foundations; Methods and Tools; and Components, Run-time Substrates, and Systems. Foundations
research will develop new scientific and engineering principles, algorithms, models, and theories for
the analysis and design of cyber-physical systems. Research on Methods and Tools will bridge the
gaps between approaches to the cyber and physical elements of systems through innovations such
as novel support for multiple views, new programming languages, and algorithms for reasoning about
and formally verifying properties of complex integrations of cyber and physical resources. The third
CPS theme concerns new hardware and software Components, Run-time Substrates (infrastructure
and platforms), and (engineered) Systems motivated by grand challenge applications.Three sizes of
research and education projects will be considered
http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2010/nsf10515/nsf10515.htm

7. Computer Network Defense - ONR
SOL: 10-004
DUE: 05-21-10
The Office of Naval Research seeks innovative proposals for technologies that support "pro-active
cyber network defense and information assurance" which can be adapted and integrated into an
advanced prototype offering leading edge capabilities. This advanced prototype will ensure maximum



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continuity of cyber operations and availability of national assets and data during cyber conflict. The
prototype will lead to new concepts for protecting data traversing the Department of the Navy (DON)
networks and will provide decision management, intelligent decision aids, data fusion and correlation,
and visualization capabilities. Synopsis

8. Development and Demonstration of Pavement Friction Management Programs- Dept
Transportation
SOL: DTFH61-09-R-00035
Solicitation 1

9. Proposer's Day Workshop Announcement for Transformer (TX) - DARPA
SOL: DARPA-SN-10-14
DUE: 01-11-10
The registration cutoff date has been extended from 4:00PM ET, January 7, 2010 to 4:00PM ET,
January 11, 2010. See below for the revised Proposer's Day Workshop Announcement for
Transformer (TX). DARPA-SN-10-14 Proposer's Day Workshop Announcement Transformer (TX)
Tactical Technology Office Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency The Defense Advanced
Research Projects Agency (DARPA) will host a Proposers' Day Workshop in support of a planned
Broad Agency Announcement (BAA) for the Transformer (TX) program. The workshop will occur at
0700-1500 EST on January 14, 2010, at Westin Arlington Gateway, 801 North Glebe Road, Arlington,
VA 22203. The Proposers' Day Workshop is intended to introduce to the research community the TX
program vision, goals and objectives, and opportunities associated with the development of
interdisciplinary teams to respond to an anticipated Broad Agency Announcement (BAA). Modification

10. Fine Detail Optical Surveillance (FDOS) Program Proposer's Day - DARPA
SOL: DARPA-SN-10-20
DUE: 012710
PROPOSERS' DAY CONFERENCE DARPA will host a Proposers' Day Workshop in support of BAA-
10-24, Fine Detail Optical Surveillance (FDOS), on 05 February 2010 at Schafer Corporation, 3811
North Fairfax Drive, Arlington, VA 22203 from 8:30am to 4:00pm. The purpose of this conference is to
provide information on the FDOS 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. PROGRAM OBJECTIVE AND DESCRIPTION: The FDOS
program will develop a fundamentally new optical ISR capability that can provide ultra high-resolution
3D images for rapid, in-field identification of a diverse set of targets. The systems will be developed
for use in an active battlefield or hostile environments with designs tailored to allow for soldier portable
applications as well as UAV integration. Synopsis

11. Integrated Cognitive-Neuroscience Architecture for Understanding Sensemaking (ICARUS)
Proposers's Day Announcement - IARPA
SOL: IARPA-BAA-10-04(pd)
DUE: 011410
PROPOSERS' DAY ANNOUNCEMENT FOR: INTEGRATED COGNITIVE-NEUROSCIENCE
ARCHITECTURES FOR UNDERSTANDING SENSEMAKING (ICARUS) SYNOPSIS The Intelligence
Advanced Research Projects Activity (IARPA) will host a Proposers' Day Conference for the
Integrated Cognitive-Neuroscience Architectures for Understanding Sensemaking (ICArUS) Program
on January 19, 2010 in anticipation of the release of a new solicitation in support of the program. The
Conference will be held from 8:30am to 4:00pm in the Washington DC metropolitan area. The
purpose of the conference will be to provide information on the ICArUS Program, to address
questions from potential proposers and to provide a forum for potential proposers to present their



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capabilities for teaming opportunities. This announcement serves as a pre-solicitation notice and is
issued solely for information and planning purposes. Synopsis

12. Materials with Controlled Microstructural Architecture (MCMA)-DARPA
SOL: DARPA-BAA-10-16
DUE: 02-08-10
DARPA is soliciting innovative multidisciplinary research proposals to develop and demonstrate the
capability to develop and fabricate structural materials with radically superior properties than can
currently be achieved through architectural control at the appropriate microstructural scales. The
Materials with Controlled Microstructural Architecture (MCMA) program seeks the development and
demonstration of technologies that will result in structural materials design and fabrication
methodologies that are ultimately based on validated architectural design principles at the
microstructural level to achieve their superior properties. See attached BAA package. Synopsis

13. Nimbus - DARPA
SOL: DARPA-BAA-10-18
DUE: 022610
DARPA is soliciting innovative research and development (R&D) proposals on the underlying physics
of lightning. Proposed research should investigate innovative approaches that enable revolutionary
and fundamental advances in atmospheric and ionospheric science relating to lightning. • Multiple
awards are anticipated. See attached BAA package. Synopsis

14. Information in a Photon (InPho) - DARPA
SOL: DARPA-BAA-10-19
DUE: 061110
The Information in a Photon Broad Agency Announcement seeks proposals addressing the basic
science and the associated unifying physical and mathematical principles that govern the information
capacity of optical photons, exploiting all relevant physical degrees of freedom. See attached BAA
package. Synopsis

15. META - DARPA
SOL: DARPA-BAA-10-21
DUE: 02-18-10
DARPA is soliciting innovative research proposals to substantially improve the design,
integration/manufacturing, and verification of complex cyber-physical systems, and particularly
aerospace and defense systems such as aircraft, rotorcraft, and ground vehicles. Proposed research
should investigate innovative approaches that enable revolutionary advances in this area. Specifically
excluded is research that primarily results in evolutionary improvements to the existing state of
practice. The proposed effort will culminate with the development of a complex advanced air and/or
ground platform employing the new approach and demonstrating dramatic improvement in
development time (and ultimately level of effort and cost). The ultimate goal of the META program is
to make a dramatic improvement on the existing systems engineering, integration, and testing
process for defense systems. Synopsis

16. Pan-American Advanced Studies Institutes Program (PASI) - NSF
Program Solicitation: 10-517
Full Proposal Deadline(s) (due by 5 p.m. proposer's local time): March 19, 2010
The Pan-American Advanced Studies Institutes (PASI) Program is a jointly supported initiative
between the Department of Energy (DOE) and the National Science Foundation (NSF). Pan-American
Advanced Studies Institutes are short courses ranging in length from ten days to one month, involving



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lectures, demonstrations, research seminars, and discussions at the advanced graduate, post-
doctoral, and junior faculty level. PASIs aim to disseminate advanced scientific and engineering
knowledge and stimulate training and cooperation among researchers of the Americas in the
mathematical, physical, and biological sciences, the geosciences, the computer and information
sciences, and the engineering fields. Proposals in other areas funded by NSF may be considered on
an ad hoc basis; in this case, lead investigators must consult with the PASI Program before proposal
submission. Whenever feasible, an interdisciplinary approach is recommended.
http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2010/nsf10517/nsf10517.htm?WT.mc_id=USNSF_179

17. Knowledge Discovery and Dissemination (KDD) Broad Agency Announcement (BAA) -
IARPA
SOL: IARPA-BAA-09-10(baa)
DUE: 021610
Intelligence analysts must gather and analyze information from a wide variety of data sets that
include: general references, news, technical journals and reports, geospatial data, entity databases,
internal reports and more. The different terminologies, formats, data models, and contexts make it
difficult to perform advanced analytic tasks across different data sets. If there are only a small, fixed
number of data sets involved in an intelligence problem, then it may be practical to map all of the data
sets to a common data model and to develop specialized analytic tools tailored to the problem.
However, if the problem changes over time, the data sets are large or numerous, or there are new
data sets that need to be integrated with those already in use, then a new approach is required. The
focus of the KDD program is to develop novel approaches that will enable the intelligence analyst to
effectively derive actionable intelligence from multiple, large, disparate sources of information, to
include newly available data sets previously unknown to the analyst. The ability to quickly produce
actionable intelligence from unanticipated, multiple, varied data sets require research advances in tw o
key areas: (1) alignment of data models; and (2) advanced analytic algorithms.
Combine Synopsis/Solicitation

18. Presidential Awards for Excellence in Science, Mathematics and Engineering Mentoring
(PAESMEM) - NSF
Program Solicitation: NSF 10-520
Full Proposal Deadline(s) (due by 5 p.m. proposer's local time): March 23, 2010, October 06, 2010
The PAESMEM Program seeks to identify outstanding mentoring efforts that enhance the
participation of groups (i.e., women, minorities, and persons with disabilities) that are
underrepresented in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. The awardees serve as
leaders in the national effort to develop fully the Nation's human resources in science, technology,
engineering, and mathematics.
http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2010/nsf10520/nsf10520.htm?WT.mc_id=USNSF_25

19. Environmental Synthesis Center (ESC) - NSF
Program Solicitation: NSF 10-521
Preliminary Proposal Due Date(s) (required) (due by 5 p.m. proposer's local time): March 23, 2010
Full Proposal Deadline(s) (due by 5 p.m. proposer's local time): July 14, 2010
This solicitation will establish a new environmental synthesis center to stimulate research, education
and outreach at the interface of the biological, geological, and social sciences. The center will foster
synthetic, collaborative, cross-disciplinary efforts to understand and predict the complex interactions
among ecological populations, communities and ecosystems, the geophysical environment, and
human actions and decisions that underlie global environmental change. It will play a pivotal role in
forecasting adaptive responses to environmental change and understanding sudden shifts in dynamic
systems. The center will also directly involve policy makers, managers, and conservation efforts, and



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educate an informed citizenry. The center will be international in its scope, addressing the most
pressing challenges posed by global environmental change. The center represents a new effort,
based on NSF's substantial investments in ongoing synthesis activities, and is not intended to extend
or duplicate these activities. The Biological Sciences Directorate expects this center to lead the next
generation of synthesis activities.
http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2010/nsf10521/nsf10521.htm?WT.mc_id=USNSF_25

20. Alliances for Broadening Participation in STEM (ABP) Louis Stokes Alliances for Minority
Participation (LSAMP), Bridge to the Doctorate (LSAMP-BD) Activity, Alliances for Graduate
Education and the Professoriate (AGEP)- NSF
Program Solicitation: NSF 10-522
Full Proposal Deadline(s) (due by 5 p.m. proposer's local time):
    March 24, 2010 Bridge to the Doctorate Proposals
    April 07, 2010    Innovation through Institutional Integration
    October 08, 2010 Louis Stokes Alliances for Minority Participation & LSAMP Educational Research
Proposals
LSAMP and AGEP PROGRAMS
The Alliances for Broadening Participation in STEM (ABP) solicitation includes the Louis Stokes
Alliances for Minority Participation (LSAMP) program, Bridge to the Doctorate (LSAMP-BD) Activity,
LSAMP educational research projects, and the Alliances for Graduate Education and the
Professoriate (AGEP) program. This portfolio of programs seeks to increase the number of students
successfully completing quality degree programs in science, technology, engineering and
mathematics (STEM). Particular emphasis is placed on transforming STEM education through
innovative academic strategies and experiences in support of groups that historically have been
underrepresented in STEM disciplines: African-Americans, Alaskan Natives, Native Americans,
Hispanic Americans, and Native Pacific Islanders. ABP support begins at the baccalaureate level
through the LSAMP program. LSAMP emphasizes development of broad-based regional and national
alliances of academic institutions, school districts, state and local governments, and the private sector
to increase the diversity and quality of the STEM workforce. Eligible LSAMP undergraduate students
may receive continued support for up to two additional years of STEM graduate study through the
Bridge to the Doctorate (BD) Activity. The Bridge to the Doctorate provides significant financial
support for matriculating candidates in STEM graduate programs at eligible alliance sites.
Alliances for Graduate Education and the Professoriate (AGEP) further the graduate education of
underrepresented STEM students through the doctorate level, preparing them for fulfilling
opportunities and productive careers as STEM faculty and research professionals. AGEP also
supports the transformation of institutional culture to attract and retain STEM doctoral students into
the professorate.http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2010/nsf10522/nsf10522.htm?WT.mc_id=USNSF_25

21. Integrative Graduate Education and Research Traineeship Program (IGERT) - NSF
Program Solicitation: 10-523
Note – Internal MSU deadline 2-15-10
Preliminary Proposal Due Date(s) (required) (due by 5 p.m. proposer's local time): March 29, 2010
Full Proposal Deadline(s) : September 30, 2010 BY INVITATION ONLY
The Integrative Graduate Education and Research Traineeship (IGERT) program has been developed
to meet the challenges of educating U.S. Ph.D. scientists and engineers who will pursue careers in
research and education, with the interdisciplinary backgrounds, deep knowledge in chosen
disciplines, and technical, professional, and personal skills to become, in their own careers, leaders
and creative agents for change. The program is intended to catalyze a cultural change in graduate
education, for students, faculty, and institutions, by establishing innovative new models for graduate
education and training in a fertile environment for collaborative research that transcends traditional



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disciplinary boundaries. It is also intended to facilitate diversity in student participation and
preparation, and to contribute to a world-class, broadly inclusive, and globally engaged science and
engineering workforce. http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2010/nsf10523/nsf10523.htm?WT.mc_id=USNSF_25

22. 2010 DHS S&T LRBAA – Dept Homeland Security
SOL: DHSS-TLRBAA10-01
DUE: 12-31-10
Technical and cost proposals (or any other material) submitted in response to this BAA will not be
returned. However, depending on the markings on the proposal, DHS S&T will adhere to FAR policy
on handling source selection information and proprietary proposals. It is the policy of DHS S&T to
treat all proposals as sensitive competitive information and to disclose their contents only for the
purposes of evaluation. Multiple awards are anticipated to be issued through this LRBAA and will be
based on an assessment of the overall best value to the government. Awards will be made based
upon the proposal evaluation, funds availability, and other programmatic considerations.
Combine Synopsis/Solicitation

23. Measurement Science and Engineering (MSE) Research Grants Programs - NIST
Solicitation: 2010-MSE-01
The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) announces that the following programs
are soliciting applications for financial assistance for FY 2010: (1) the Electronics and Electrical
Engineering Laboratory Grants Program; (2) the Manufacturing Engineering Laboratory Grants
Program; (3) the Chemical Science and Technology Laboratory Grants Program; (4) the Physics
Laboratory Grants Program; (5) the Materials Science and Engineering Laboratory Grants Program;
(6) the Building Research Grants and Cooperative Agreements Program; (7) the Fire Research
Grants Program; (8) the Information Technology Laboratory Grants Program; (9) the NIST Center for
Neutron Research Grants Program; and (10) Center for Nanoscale Science and Technology Grants
Program; and (11) the Technology Services Grants Program. Link to 2010-MSE-01 Full
Announcement

24. 2010 Transportation Planning Broad Agency Announcement (BAA)
SOL: DTFH61-10-R-00013
DUE: 021510
This Broad Agency Announcement (BAA) describes a two-phase process for proposal submission
and evaluation. In the first phase, short pre-proposals will be submitted for review. The Federal
Highway Administration (FHWA) will then ask for full proposals of those pre-proposals that are of
interest to FHWA. Combine Synopsis/Solicitation

25. Improvised Explosive Device Defeat Broad Agency Announcement – Air Force
SOL: 08-11-IEDD-BAA
DUE: 013111
THERE ARE NO FUNDS AGAINST THE BAA SOLICITATION. The U.S. Air Force Electronic
Systems Center's Improvised Explosive Device Defeat (IEDD) program Broad Agency Announcem ent
(BAA) identifies scientific and technical areas of interest for the acquisition of basic and applied
research and that part of development not related to the development of a specific system or
hardware procurement. This BAA is conducted using full and open competition. The applicable North
American Industry Classification System (NAICS) code for this BAA is presumed to be 541712 with a
size standard of 500 employees. Although no portion of this BAA has been set aside for small
businesses, small disadvantaged businesses, historically underutilized business zone businesses,
historically black colleges and universities, and/or minority institutions, participation from all these
organizations is highly encouraged. In an effort to minimize proposal preparation cost, this BAA



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utilizes a two-step process. The first step will be the submission of a concept paper. Offerors that
submit concept papers that are consistent with the intent of the BAA, and are of interest to the
government will be invited to submit a proposal (step two). Synopsis

26. BAA 10-CanScan – Dept Homeland Security
SOL: 10-CanScan
DUE: 2-17-10
This BAA 10-CanScan constitutes the entire solicitation for this effort. The closing date for this BAA is
February 16, 2010. The Department of the Interior, National Business Center, Acquisition Services
Directorate, Sierra Vista Branch at Fort Huachuca, Arizona, acting as the contracting agent for the
Department of Homeland Security, Science and Technology Directorate (DHS S&T) is issuing this
BAA for research and development efforts in the area of Searchable Toner and Printing Inks Library
for Forensic Identification and Linking of Printed Fraudulent Documents. No questions concerning this
BAA will be accepted by telephone. Synopsis

27. NIH Exploratory Developmental Research Grant Program (Parent R21)
Program Announcement (PA) Number: PA-10-069
Due: Feb 16, Jun 16 or Oct 16
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) Exploratory/Developmental Grant (R21) funding opportunity
supports the development of new research activities in categorical program areas. Investigators are
strongly encouraged to consult the list of participating ICs and special research interests. The
Exploratory/Developmental Grant (R21) mechanism is intended to encourage exploratory and
developmental research projects by providing support for the early and conceptual stages of these
projects. These studies may involve considerable risk but may lead to a breakthrough in a particular
area, or to the development of novel techniques, agents, methodologies, models, or applications that
could have a major impact on a field of biomedical, behavioral, or clinical research.
http://grants2.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-10-069.html

28. NIH Small Research Grant Program (Parent R03) - NIH
Program Announcement: PA 10-064
Due: Feb 16, Jun 16 or Oct 16
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) Investigator-Initiated Small Grant (R03) funding opportunity
supports small research projects that can be carried out in a short period of time with limited
resources. Investigator-initiated research, also known as unsolicited research, is research funded as a
result of an investigator submitting a research grant application to NIH in an investigator’s area of
interest and competency. All investigator-initiated small grant applications described in this
announcement will be assigned to NIH Institutes and Centers (ICs) according to standard Public
Health Service (PHS) referral guidelines and specific program interests. Investigators are strongly
encouraged to consult the list of participating ICs and special research interests. The R03 grant
mechanism supports different types of projects including pilot and feasibility studies; secondary
analysis of existing data; small, self-contained research projects; development of research
methodology; and development of new research technology. The R03 is intended to support small
research projects that can be carried out in a short period of time with limited resources.
http://grants2.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-10-064.html

29. Technology Development for Protein Modeling (R01) - NIH
Program Announcement (PA) Number: PAR-10-076
Due: Feb 5, Jun 5, Oct 5
This FOA issued by the National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS), National Institutes of
Health, encourages grant applications from institutions/organizations that propose to develop novel



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technologies that will significantly improve the accuracy of comparative modeling methods for protein
structure prediction.http://grants2.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-10-076.html

30.Technology Development for High-Throughput Structural Biology Research (R01)
Program Announcement (PA) Number: PAR-10-073
Due: Feb 5, Jun 5, Oct 5
This FOA issued by the National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS), National Institutes of
Health, encourages grant applications from institutions/organizations that propose to develop novel
technologies and methodologies underpinning high-throughput structural biology. Applications for new
ideas and approaches for protein production and structure determination for classes of challenging
proteins are appropriate. Projects related to high-throughput structure determination by X-ray
crystallography and NMR, as well as projects addressing other constituent tasks of structural biology,
including structural genomics, are relevant to this FOA. Applications should focus on methods
development to solve challenging proteins that are not currently amenable to high-throughput
structural biology. These challenging proteins include, but are not limited to, membrane proteins,
small protein complexes, and proteins from human and other higher eukaryotes
http://grants2.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-10-073.html

31. Recovery Act Limited Competition: NIH Director’s Opportunity for Research in Five
Thematic Areas (RC4) - NIH
Request for Applications (RFA) Number: RFA-OD-10-005
Letters of Intent Receipt Date: February 15, 2010
Application Due Date: March 15, 2010
The NIH has received new funds for Fiscal Years (FYs) 2009 and 2010 as part of the American
Recovery & Reinvestment Act of 2009 (“Recovery Act” or “ARRA”). This is one of a number of NIH
initiatives related to the Recovery Act. These are listed at the following site:
http://grants.nih.gov/recovery/.
Under the Recovery Act, the NIH has established a program entitled “NIH Director’s Opportunity for
Research in Five Thematic Areas”. This program will support projects that address research
endeavors in specific areas that will benefit from significant three-year funds without the expectation
of continued NIH funding beyond this period. The research supported by the program should have
high short-term impact, and a high likelihood of enabling growth and investment in biomedical
research and development, public health, and health care delivery.

       Purpose. This NIH Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA), supported by funds provided to
        the NIH under the American Recovery & Reinvestment Act of 2009 (“Recovery Act” or
        “ARRA”), Public Law 111-5, solicits through this limited competition applications from domestic
        (United States) institutions/organizations proposing to develop and implement critical research
        innovations in one or more of the following five thematic areas:
            1. Applying Genomics and Other High Throughput Technologies
            2. Translating Basic Science Discoveries into New and Better Treatments
            3. Using Science to Enable Health Care Reform
            4. Focusing on Global Health
            5. Reinvigorating the Biomedical Research Community

http://grants2.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-OD-10-005.html

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Other Funding Opportunities:
This and earlier notices are archived at



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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/wiki/087cd/Institutionally_Limited_Application_Procedure.html
-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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