College of Liberal Arts

COLA Grants Digest, Mar. 5, 2012

Tue, Mar 6, 2012

Title: Recreation Site and Trail Maintenance, Vegetation Treatment, and Non-native Invasive Species Management, Alaska (L12AS00035)
Sponsor: Department of the Interior Bureau of Land Management
Deadline: 3/9/2012
Amount: $6,500 - 17,800

Description/Eligibility: This project is to provide opportunities for young adults and veterans to participate in developing leadership skills and gain experience with project planning, coordination and logistics. This project will take place mostly in the Special Recreation Management Area located near the Anchorage Field Office, Anchorage, Alaska

How to Apply: Contact Kathy Thatcher (thatcher@austin.utexas.edu) in the CoLA Office of Research and return Proposal Review Form by 3/9/2012. See grant announcement for complete list of materials to be submitted with application. Graduate students should apply under a faculty member as Principal Investigator.

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://www.grants.gov/search/search.do?mode=VIEW&oppId=147513
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Title: Wildlife Without Borders Critically Endangered Animals Conservation Fund (F12AS00005)
Sponsor: Fish and Wildlife Service
Deadline:  3/12/2012
Amount: $25,000

Description/Eligibility: The Wildlife Without Boarders Critically Endangered Animals Conservation Fund will fund projects that conserve the world’s most endangered species. Species eligible for funding are those that face a very hight risk of extinction in the immediate future. Proposal should identify specific conservation actions that have a high likelihood of creating durable benefits.

How to Apply: Contact Kathy Thatcher (thatcher@austin.utexas.edu) in the CoLA Office of Research and return Proposal Review Form by 3/12/2012. See grant announcement for complete list of materials to be submitted with application.

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://www.fws.gov/international/dic/pdf/NOFA_CEACF12.pdf
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Title: Operationalizing a Neighborhood Approach to Reduce Urban Disaster Risk in Latin America and the Caribbean (APS-OFDA-12-000004)

Sponsor: Agency for International Development
Deadline: 3/12/2012
Amount: $250,000 - $2,000,000

Description/Eligibility: The purpose of this APS is to disseminate information to enable prospective applicants to decide whether to seek USAID/OFDA funding in support of the subject Operationalizing a Neighborhood Approach to Reduce Urban Disaster Risk in Latin America and the Caribbean program and, if so, to assist them in developing and submitting applications.

How to Apply: Contact Kathy Thatcher (thatcher@austin.utexas.edu) in the CoLA Office of Research and return Proposal Review Form by 3/12/2012. See grant announcement for complete list of materials to be submitted with application.

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://www.grants.gov/search/search.do?mode=VIEW&oppId=146734
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Title: Saving Lives at Birth: A Grand Challenge for Development
Sponsor: Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
Deadline: 3/12/2012
Amount: $250,000

Description/Eligibility: This program has launched its second call for innovative prevention and treatment approaches for pregnant women and newborns in poor, hard-to-reach communities around the world. In this round, the Saving Lives at Birth partners will fund transformative approaches that cut across three main domains: (i) science & technology; (ii) service delivery; and (iii) demand-side innovation.

How to Apply: Contact Melanie Morgan (mmorgan@austin.utexas.edu) in the CoLA Office of Research and return Proposal Review Form by 5/12/2012.

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://www.savinglivesatbirth.net/
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Title: Request for Research Proposals on Understanding the Acquisition, Interpretation, and Use of Research Evidence in Policy and Practice
Sponsor: William T. Grant Foundation
Deadlines: 3/13/2012
Amount: $100,000 - $600,000

Description/Eligibility: The purpose of the RFP is to help increase the understanding of how research evidence is acquired, interpreted, and used in policy and practice that affect youth.

How to Apply: Contact Melanie Morgan (mmorgan@austin.utexas.edu) in the CoLA Office of Research and return Proposal Review Form by 3/13/2012.

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://www.wtgrantfoundation.org/funding_opportunities/how_to_apply/rfp_for_the_use_of_research_evidence
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Title: Request for Proposals (RFP) on Understanding the Acquisition, Interpretation, and Use of Research Evidence in Policy and Practice
Sponsor: William T. Grant Foundation
Deadline: 3/13/2012
Amount: $600,000

Description/Eligibility: Through this RFP, the Foundation supports empirical, theory-building studies of what affects policymakers’ and practitioners’ acquisition, interpretation,  and use of research evidence. We are interested in policy and practice directly relevant to youth ages 8 to 25 in the United States. Areas of focus can include education, juvenile justice, child welfare, health, family support, employment, mental health, and youth programs.

How to Apply: Contact Melanie Morgan (mmorgan@austin.utexas.edu) in the CoLA Office of Research and return Proposal Review Form by 3/13/2012.

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://www.wtgrantfoundation.org/funding_opportunities/how_to_apply/rfp_for_the_use_of_research_evidence
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Title: Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs (CDMRP) -- Peer Reviewed Medical Research Program (PRMRP) -- Investigator-Initiated Research Award
Sponsor: Department of Defense
Deadline: 3/20/2012
Amount: $750,000

Description/Eligibility: The vision of the FY12 PRMRP is to improve the health and well-being of all military service members, veterans, and beneficiaries. The PRMRP challenges the scientific and clinical communities to address one of the FY12 topic areas with original ideas that foster new directions along the entire spectrum of research and clinical care.

How to Apply: Contact Kathy Thatcher (thatcher@austin.utexas.edu) in the CoLA Office of Research and return Proposal Review Form by 3/20/2012. See grant announcement for complete list of materials to be submitted with application.

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://cdmrp.army.mil/funding/prmrp.shtml
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Title: Conservation Innovative Grants – Louisiana 2012 (USDA-NRCS-LA-12-01)
Sponsor: USDA Louisiana State Office
Deadline: 3/22/2012
Amount: $75,000

Description/Eligibility: The Louisiana NRCS request applications for Conservation Innovation Grants (CIG) to stimulate the development and adoption of innovative conservation approaches and technologies.

How to Apply: Contact Kathy Thatcher (thatcher@austin.utexas.edu) in the CoLA Office of Research and return Proposal Review Form by 3/22/2012. See grant announcement for complete list of materials to be submitted with application.

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://www.grants.gov/search/search.do?mode=VIEW&oppId=146993
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Title: E-Teacher Scholarship Program and Professional Development Workshop (ECA-A-L-12-04-OY-B)
Sponsor: Dept. of StateBureau Of Educational and Cultural Affairs
Deadline: 3/23/2012
Amount: $1,200,000

Description/Eligibility: The Office of English Language Programs of the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA/A/L) announces an open competition for the E-Teacher Scholarship Program and Professional Development Workshop. The E-Teacher Scholarship Program and Professional Development Workshop advance the U.S. Department of State’s goals by improving the quality of English language teaching throughout the world.

How to Apply: Contact Kathy Thatcher (thatcher@austin.utexas.edu) in the CoLA Office of Research and return Proposal Review Form by 3/23/2012. See grant announcement for complete list of materials to be submitted with application.

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://exchanges.state.gov/grants/open2.html
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Title: Capacity Building Program for U.S. Undergraduate Study Abroad (ECA-A-S-12-1)
Sponsor: Dept. of State Bureau Of Educational and Cultural Affairs
Deadline: 3/29/2012
Amount: $250,000

Description/Eligibility: The Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs announces a competition for grants to support the development of programs for U.S. undergraduate study abroad through exchanges of faculty, administrators, or students that are designed either to expand the capacity of the U.S. recipient organization to administer study abroad programs or to expand the capacity of partner institutions in eligible foreign countries to provide academic programs for U.S. undergraduate students.

How to Apply: Contact Kathy Thatcher (thatcher@austin.utexas.edu) in the CoLA Office of Research and return Proposal Review Form by 3/29/2012. See grant announcement for complete list of materials to be submitted with application.

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://exchanges.state.gov/grants/open2.html
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Title: Establishment of a University Partnership with Fatima Jinnah Women University, Rawalpindi, Pakistan (SCAPPD-12-CA-037-SCA-042312)
Sponsor: Department of State
Deadline: 4/2/2012
Amount: $1,000,000

Description/Eligibility: The Public Affairs Section of the U.S. Embassy in Islamabad announces an open competition for a cooperative agreement to establish a University Partnership between a four-year college or university in the U.S. and Fatima Jinnah Women University in the areas of Behavioral Sciences (defined as Anthropology, Psychology and Sociology), Gender Studies and/or Communication and Media Studies.

How to Apply: Contact Kathy Thatcher (thatcher@austin.utexas.edu) in the CoLA Office of Research and return Proposal Review Form by 4/2/2012. See grant announcement for complete list of materials to be submitted with application.

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://www.grants.gov/search/search.do?mode=VIEW&oppId=147933
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Title: ASPH/CDC Allan Rosenfield Global Health Fellowship Program
Sponsor: Association of Schools of Public Health
Deadline: 4/3/2012
Amount: $44,890 (Masters)/ $49,581 (Doctorate)

Description/Eligibility: The fellowship is an outstanding training opportunity to learn from leading global health experts in CDC headquarters in Atlanta as well as various international posts. The students selected as Allan Rosenfield Global Health Fellows are expected to involve themselves, as Dr. Rosenfield did throughout his career, in all aspects of global health.

How to Apply: Apply directly to sponsor.

Full Announcement/Contacts: https://fellowships.asph.org/Programs/details.cfm?programID=!%260%20%20%0A
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Title: Engaging Local Indigenous Organizations in Developing HIV/AIDS Monitoring and Evaluation Capacity in Ukraine under the Presidents Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) (CDC-RFA-GH12-1228)
Sponsor: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Deadline: 4/5/12
Amount: $1,000,000

Description/Eligibility: Under the leadership of the U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator, as part of the President's Emergency Plan, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (HHS/CDC) works with host countries and other key partners to assess the needs of each country and design a customized program of assistance that fits within the host nation's strategic plan and partnership framework.

How to Apply: Contact Kathy Thatcher (thatcher@austin.utexas.edu) in the CoLA Office of Research and return Proposal Review Form by 4/5/2012. See grant announcement for complete list of materials to be submitted with application.

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://www.grants.gov/search/search.do?mode=VIEW&oppId=146833
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Title: TransCoop Program--Transatlantic Cooperation in the Humanities, Social Sciences, Law, and Economics
Sponsor: Alexander von Humboldt Foundation
Deadline: 4/9/2012 and 10/10/2012
Amount: The amount of funding varies.

Description/Eligibility: Provides funds for cooperative research between German, U.S. and/or Canadian scholars in the fields of the humanities, social sciences, law, and economics. The maximum duration of sponsorship is three years. Researchers working at universities or other research institutions in Germany, the USA, and Canada may apply for TransCoop funding. Scientific questions may be considered providing the subject of the proposed research is convincingly related to the humanities and social sciences. Priority is given to new research cooperation.

How to Apply: Contact Melanie Morgan (mmorgan@austin.utexas.edu) in the CoLA Office of Research and return Proposal Review Form by 4/9/2012 or 10/10/2012.

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://www.humboldt-foundation.de.pls/web/docs/F27670
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Title: Challenge Grants (20120502-CH)
Sponsor: National Endowment for the Humanities
Deadline: 4/11/2012
Amount: $1,000,000 (Requires a 3:1 match)

Description/Eligibility: NEH challenge grants are capacity-building grants, intended to help institutions and organizations secure long-term improvements in and support for their humanities programs and resources. Through these awards, many organizations and institutions have been able to increase their humanities capacity and secure the permanent support of an endowment. 10% may be used for fundraising. Match must come from external (non-CoLA, non-governmental) sources.

How to Apply: Contact Kathy Thatcher (thatcher@austin.utexas.edu) in the CoLA Office of Research and return Proposal Review Form by 4/11/2012. See grant announcement for complete list of materials to be submitted with application.

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://www.neh.gov/grants/guidelines/challenge.html
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Title: USAID’s Agro-Inputs Project in Bangladesh (RFA-388-12-000004)
Sponsor: Bangladesh USAID-Dhaka
Deadline: 4/12/2012
Amount: $12,000,000 - $15,000,000

Description/Eligibility: The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Bangladesh is issuing this Request for Applications (RFA) for a five-year Cooperative Agreement titled USAID’s Agro-Inputs Project in Bangladesh to stimulate agricultural development to increase production and productivity, to reduce rural poverty and to improve food security in the southern delta of Bangladesh.

How to Apply: Contact Kathy Thatcher (thatcher@austin.utexas.edu) in the CoLA Office of Research and return Proposal Review Form by 4/12/2012. See grant announcement for complete list of materials to be submitted with application.

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://www.grants.gov/search/search.do?mode=VIEW&oppId=142513
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Title: Grand Challenges Explorations
Sponsor: Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
Deadline: 4/24/2012
Amount: $100,000, possible additional funding

Description/Eligibility: Funds early-stage discover for scientific and technologic innovation to solve key health problems in developing world. Topics for these grants are: New Approaches for the Interrogation of Anti-malarial Compounds - NEW;  Aid is Working. Tell the World - NEW; Design New Approaches to Optimize Immunization Systems; Explore New Solutions in Global Health Priority Areas; Protect Crop Plants from Biotic Stresses From Field to Market. Open to students and faculty from any discipline.

How to Apply: Contact Melanie Morgan (mmorgan@austin.utexas.edu) in the CoLA Office of Research and return Proposal Review Form by 4/24/2012.

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://www.grandchallenges.org/Explorations/Pages/ApplicationInstructions.aspx
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Title: Data Resources Program 2012: Funding for Analysis of Existing Data (NIJ-2012-3084)
Sponsor: National Institute of Justice
Deadline: 4/26/2012
Amount: $40,000

Description/Eligibility: In partnership with the Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) and the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP), The National Institute of Justice (NIJ) seeks proposals under the Data Resources Program (DRP) solicitation for original research using existing data available from the National Archive of Criminal Justice Data (NACJD) and other public sources.

How to Apply: Contact Kathy Thatcher (thatcher@austin.utexas.edu) in the CoLA Office of Research and return Proposal Review Form by 4/26/2012. See grant announcement for complete list of materials to be submitted with application.

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://www.ncjrs.gov/pdffiles1/nij/sl000979.pdf
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Title: Women's Philanthropy Institute at the Center on Philanthropy at Indiana University Invites Applications for Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship
Sponsor: Womens Philanthropy Institute, Indiana University

Deadline: April 29, 2012
Amount: $3,000

Description/Eligibility: A one-year dissertation fellowship of $2,500 will be awarded to a Ph.D. candidate whose primary research focus is in the area of women's philanthropy or gender differences in philanthropic behavior and giving.

How to Apply: Apply directly to sponsor.

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://phildev.iupui.edu/womensphilanthropyinstitute/doctoralapps.aspx
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Title: FY 2013 Critical Language Scholarships for Intensive Summer Institutes (ECA-A-E-13-01-OY-B)
Sponsor:  Dept. of State Bureau Of Educational and Cultural Affairs
Deadline: 5/4/2012
Amount: $1,050,000 - $28,950,000

Description/Eligibility: The Office of Academic Exchange Programs of the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs announces an open competition for two or more assistance awards for the 2013 Critical Language Scholarships (CLS) for Intensive Summer Institutes, which provide foreign language instruction overseas for U.S. undergraduate and graduate students.

How to Apply: Contact Kathy Thatcher (thatcher@austin.utexas.edu) in the CoLA Office of Research and return Proposal Review Form by 5/4/2012. See grant announcement for complete list of materials to be submitted with application.

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://exchanges.state.gov/grants/open2.html
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Title: Antarctic Research (NSF 12-539)
Sponsor: National Science Foundation
Deadline: 5/10/2012
Amount: $150,000 - $300,000

Description/Eligibility: Scientific research and operational support of that research are the principal activities supported by the United States Government in Antarctica. The goals are to expand fundamental knowledge of the region, to foster research on global and regional problems of current scientific importance, and to use Antarctica as a platform from which to support research.

How to Apply: Contact Kathy Thatcher (thatcher@austin.utexas.edu) in the CoLA Office of Research and return Proposal Review Form by 5/10/2012. See grant announcement for complete list of materials to be submitted with application.

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://www.nsf.gov/publications/pub_summ.jsp?ods_key=nsf12539
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Title: Earth Island Institute Seeks to Honor Next Generation of Environmental Activists With Brower Youth Awards
Sponsor: Earth Island Institute
Deadline: 5/14/2012
Amount: $3,000

Description/Eligibility: The program seeks individuals with vision, motivation, and leadership skills. Applicants should have played the major leadership role in creating, organizing, and implementing their project or campaign(s). Applicants should be able to demonstrate the positive impact of their project on the environment and community in terms of measurable results. Must be between 13 and 22 years old.

How to Apply: Apply directly to Sponsor

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://www.thebyas.org/
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Title: Mobility for Experience Researchers in Historical Humanities and Islamic Studies (M4HUMAN)
Sponsor: Gerda Henkel Foundation and European Commission
Deadline: 5/25/2012
Amount: 11,200 - 11,500 €/year - 2 years.

Description/Eligibility: The objectives of this fixed-term programme are to increase networking between researchers in the historical humanities at the international level, including researchers in religious, cultural and political sciences under the special programme “Islam, the Modern Nation State and Transnational Movements,” promote trans-national academic exchange, increase transnational mobility, facilitate further education and the positive and long-term influencing of the research environment in both origin and destination countries.

How to Apply: Contact Melanie Morgan (mmorgan@austin.utexas.edu) in the CoLA Office of Research and return Proposal Review Form by 5/25/2012.

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://www.gerda-henkel-stiftung.de/m4human _____________________________________________________________

Title: European Institutes for Advanced Study (EURIAS) Fellowship Programme
Sponsor: European Institutes for Advanced Study (EURIAS)
Deadline: 6/7/2012.
Amount: € 26,000 for a junior fellow and € 38,000 for a senior fellow

Description/Eligibility: EURIAS Fellowships are mainly offered in the fields of the humanities and social for this international researcher mobility programme offering 10-month residencies in one of the 14 participating Institutes: Berlin, Bologna, Brussels, Bucharest, Budapest, Cambridge, Helsinki, Jerusalem, Lyons, Nantes, Paris, Uppsala, Vienna, Wassenaar. The Institutes for Advanced Study support the focused, self-directed work of outstanding researchers.

How to Apply: Apply directly to sponsor.

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://www.2013-2014.eurias-fp.eu/
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Title: “Good Practices” Manual Providing Guidance for Reducing the Risk of Floods Using Natural-Resource Based Techniques (APS-OFDA-12-000003)
Sponsor: Agency for International Development (USAID)
Deadline: 8/1/2012
Amount: $500,000

Description/Eligibility: The purpose of the grant is to prepare a manual will  to introduce the practice and the science of using natural methods of flood mitigation on a community or municipality level. It is hoped that these methods can be scaled-up amongst neighboring communities for a multiplicative benefit to the watershed in an integrated manner.

How to Apply: Contact Kathy Thatcher (thatcher@austin.utexas.edu) in the CoLA Office of Research and return Proposal Review Form by 8/1/2012. See grant announcement for complete list of materials to be submitted with application.

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://www.grants.gov/search/search.do?mode=VIEW&oppId=145633
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Title: Request for Research Proposals on Understanding the Acquisition, Interpretation, and Use of Research Evidence in Policy and Practice
Sponsor: William T. Grant Foundation
Deadlines: 8/6/2012
Amount: $100,000 - $600,000

Description/Eligibility: The purpose of the RFP is to help increase the understanding of how research evidence is acquired, interpreted, and used in policy and practice that affect youth.

How to Apply: Contact Melanie Morgan (mmorgan@austin.utexas.edu) in the CoLA Office of Research and return Proposal Review Form by 8/6/2012.

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://www.wtgrantfoundation.org/funding_opportunities/how_to_apply/rfp_for_the_use_of_research_evidence
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Title: Operationalizing a Neighborhood Approach to Reduce Urban Disaster Risk in Latin America and the Caribbean (APS-OFDA-12-000004)
Sponsor: Agency for International Development (USAID)
Deadline: 8/6/2012
Amount: $2,000,000

Description/Eligibility: The purpose of this call is to disseminate information to enable prospective applicants to decide whether to seek USAID/OFDA funding in support of the subject Operationalizing a Neighborhood Approach to Reduce Urban Disaster Risk in Latin America and the Caribbean program and, if so, to assist them in developing and submitting applications.

How to Apply: Contact Kathy Thatcher (thatcher@austin.utexas.edu) in the CoLA Office of Research and return Proposal Review Form by 8/6/2012. See grant announcement for complete list of materials to be submitted with application.
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Please contact the Office of Research grants staff with any questions you have about applying for grants as a CoLA faculty member, academic unit, or graduate student or visit our website at http://www.utexas.edu/cola/research/grants-contracts/


Kathy Thatcher thatcher@austin.utexas.edu for Federal Grants
Melanie Morgan mmorgan@austin.utexas.edu for Foundations
Destin Smith Ray Smith destin@austin.utexas.edu for Post-Award

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