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COLA Grants Digest, Mar. 13, 2012

posted: Tue, Mar 13, 2012

Highlights: Guggenheim Museum, Hilla Rebay International Fellowship; DAAD, German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) - Faculty Research Visit Grant (in Germany); NEH, Preservation and Access Research and Development Grants
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Title: Public Health Law Research: Making the Case for Laws That Improve Health
Sponsor: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
Deadline: 3/14/2012
Amount: $150,000
 
Description/Eligibility: Public Health Law Research (PHLR) is interested in identifying and ameliorating laws and legal practices that unintentionally harm health. Theprogram seeks to build the evidence for and strengthen the use of regulatory, legal and policy solutions to improve public health, and to answer important questions, such as: How does law influence health and health behavior? Which laws have the greatest impact? Can current laws be made more effective through better enforcement, or do they require amendment?
 
How to Apply: Contact Melanie Morgan (mmorgan@austin.utexas.edu) in the COLA Office of Research and return Proposal Review Form by 3/14/2012. See grant announcement for complete list of materials to be submitted with application.
 
Full Announcement/Contacts: http://www.rwjf.org/applications/solicited/cfp.jsp?ID=21388
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Title: WCS Climate Adaptation Fund
Sponsor: Wildlife Conservation Society, funding provided by the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation
Deadline: March 19, 2012 (pre-proposals)
Amount: $50,000-$250,000 (1-2yrs)
 
Description/Eligibility: The program seeks to support actions that anticipate and respond to potential climate change impacts and maximize long-term conservation goals. To achieve these ends, the program prioritizes projects that manage for dynamic ecological processes, landscape functionality, and species assemblages, rather than those aimed at maintaining historic conditions or individual species. Awards will be made to nonprofit conservation organizations for applied, on-the-ground projects focused on implementing priority conservation actions for climate adaptation at a landscape scale.
 
How to Apply: Return Proposal Review Form to Melanie Morgan mmorgan@austin.utexas.edu by March 19th.
 
Full Announcement/Contacts:  http://www.wcsnorthamerica.org/ClimateAdaptationFund/tabid/4813/Default.aspx
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Title: Telehealth Network Grant Program (HRSA-12-092)
Sponsor: NIH Department of Health and Human Services
Deadline: 3/23/2012
Amount: $250,000
 
Description/Eligibility: This announcement solicits applications for the Telehealth Network Grant Program (TNGP). The primary objective of the TNGP is to demonstrate how telehealth programs and networks can improve access to quality health care services in rural and underserved communities. Grants made under this authority will demonstrate how telehealth networks improve healthcare services for medically underserved populations in urban, rural, and frontier communities. *See also Telehealth Resource Center Grant program (HRSA (12-097) due 3/30/12.
 
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.
 
Full Announcement/Contacts: http://www07.grants.gov/search/search.do?&mode=VIEW&oppId=146394
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Title: Youth Leadership Programs with Southeast Asia and with the Philippines (CFDA 19.415)
Sponsor: Department of State
Deadline: 3/23/2012
Amount: $280,000
 
Description: This competition is intended for the development of two distinct Youth Leadership Programs, one with Southeast Asia and another with the Philippines. The activities will focus on civic education, leadership, diversity, and community engagement and prepare participants toconduct projects at home that serve a community need.
 
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.
 
Full Announcement/Contacts: http://exchanges.state.gov/grants/open2.html
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Title: Citizen Access to the Rule of Law (CFDA 19.500)
Sponsor: Department of Justice
Deadline: 3/23/2012
Amount: $200,000 - $1,500,000
 
Description/Eligibility: The Office of the U.S.-Middle East Partnership Initiative (MEPI), announces an open competition for applications that promote the equal standing of all citizens in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA), protected by guaranteed rights and by independent and effective courts of law. We seek projects that will address how citizens can: better hold their governments accountable; protect their rights and advocate for reforms, including passage of or improved implementation of sound public interest laws; and participate actively in constitutional and legal reform processes. We also seek projects that will equip young legal professionals with the skills andtraining needed to succeed and promote the protection of human and civil rights.
 
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.
 
Full Announcement/Contacts: http://www07.grants.gov/search/search.do?&mode=VIEW&oppId=151373
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Title: Telehealth Resource Center Grant Program (HRSA-12-097)
Sponsor: NIH Department of Health and Human Services
Deadline: 3/30/2012
Amount: $1,625,000
 
Description: This announcement solicits applications for the Telehealth Resource Center Grant Program (TRCGP). The purpose of the TRCGP is to support the establishment and development of Telehealth Resource Centers (TRCs). The TRCGP expects to create centers of excellence that expedite and customize the provision of telehealth technical assistance across the country, while at the same time working together to make available a wide range of expertise that might not be available in any one region. The TRCs provide technical assistance to health care organizations, health care networks, and health care providers in the implementation of cost-effective telehealth programs to serve rural and medically underserved areas and populations.
 
How to Apply: Contact Kathy Thatcher (thatcher@austin.utexas.edu) in the COLA Office of Research and return Proposal Review Form by 3/30/2012.
 
Full Announcement/Contacts: http://www07.grants.gov/search/search.do?&mode=VIEW&oppId=146433
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Title: OVC FY 12 American Indian/Alaska Native Training and Technical Assistance Program
Sponsor: Department of Justice
Deadline: 4/9/2012
Amount: $750,000
 
Description/Eligibility: One cooperative agreement will be awarded to provide resources and coordination to increase the ability of American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) tribal communities to provide comprehensive and culturally appropriate services to crime victims, their families, and the community.
 
How to Apply:  Contact Kathy Thatcher (thatcher@austin.utexas.edu) in the COLA Office of Research and return Proposal Review Form by 4/9/2012.
 
Full Announcement/Contacts:  http://www07.grants.gov/search/search.do?&mode=VIEW&oppId=150073
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Title: Hilla Rebay International Fellowship
Sponsor: Guggenheim Museum
Deadline: 4/10/2012
Amount: $30,000
 
Description/Eligibility: This ten-month fellowship is for MA/MPhil (doctoral candidates preferred) in art history or related academic fields. Candidatesmust  have fluency in spoken and written English, Spanish, and Italian. It provides training in the curatorial departments at three Guggenheim museums in New York, Bilbao, and Venice.
 
How to Apply: Apply directly to sponsor.
 
Full Announcement/Contacts: http://www.guggenheim.org/new-york/education/adult-and-academic-programs/intern-and-fellowship-opportunities/fellowships
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Title: Texas State Support Committee: Cotton
Sponsor: Texas State Support Committee
Deadline: 4/12/2012
Amount: $30,000
 
Description/Eligibility: Proposals are now being accepted by the Texas State Support Committee (TSSC) for projects directed at developing technology to enhance the competitive position of cotton in Texas. If you have any questions about these awards, please e-mail Aaron Nelsen at aaron@tcga.org, or call  512-476-3913.
 
How to Apply: Contact Melanie Morgan (mmorgan@austin.utexas.edu) in the COLA Office of Research and return Proposal Review Form by 4/12/2012.
 
Full Announcement/Contacts Contact Melanie Morgan at mmortan@austin.utexas.edu for application packet.  
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Title: U.S. Cultural Immersion Institute for English Access Microscholarship Program Teachers and Students (Summer 2013)(SCAPPD-12-CA-039-SCA-042612)
Sponsor: Department of State
Deadline: 4/12/2012
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 design and implement a U.S. Cultural Immersion Institute for English Access Microscholarship Program Teachers and Students for 2 to 3 weeks in summer 2013.
 
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.
 
Full Announcement/Contacts: http://www.grants.gov/search/search.do?mode=VIEW&oppId=151333
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Title: Testing Geospatial Police Strategies and Exploring Their Relationship to Criminological Theories
Sponsor: Department of Justice
Deadline: 4/16/2012
Amount: $500,000
 
Description/Eligibility: NIJ seeks proposals for research related to links among criminological theories and geospatial police strategies. In particular, NIJ is interested in proposals to test current geospatial police strategies implemented at the micro-place and micro-time levels.
 
How to Apply:  Contact Kathy Thatcher (thatcher@austin.utexas.edu) in the COLA Office of Research and return Proposal Review Form by [internal deadline].
 
Full Announcement/Contacts: http://www07.grants.gov/search/search.do?&mode=VIEW&oppId=149914
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Title: Frontiers of Knowledge and Culture Awards
Sponsor: BBVA Foundation
Deadline: April 23, 2012, Noon
Amount: €400,000
 
Description/Eligibility: BBVA Foundation Frontiers of Knowledge and Culture Awards are intended to recognize basic research and creative work of excellence, as embedded in theoretical advances, models and fundamental perspectives for an improved understanding of the natural, social and artificial or technological worlds, technological innovations and developments, and the creation of outstanding works or new artistic or interpretative styles in contemporary classical music. Awards also go to significant achievementsthat advance our understanding or deliver material progress with regard to two key challenges of the global society of the 21st century: climate change and development cooperation. Categories for nomination: Basic Sciences (Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics), Biomedicine, Ecology and Conservation Biology, Information and Communication Technologies, Economics, Finance and Management, Contemporary Music, Climate Change, Development Cooperation.
 
How to Apply: Submit the following materials to Melanie Morgan mmorgan@austin.utexas.edu no later than 12pm (noon) on Monday, April 23rd: 1) Award category for which the candidate is being nominated; 2) Letter of nomination from department chair in Word(.doc) format; 3) A description of the salient contributions of the candidate and reasoned arguments for his/her nomination (maximum four pages, single spaced); 4) Candidate's CV.
 
Full Announcement/Contacts: http://www.fbbva.es/TLFU/tlfu/ing/microsites/premios/fronteras/presentacion/index.jsp
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Title: Preservation and Access Research and Development Grants
Sponsor: NEH
Deadline: 4/25/2012
Amount: $350,000
 
Description/Eligibility: Preservation and Access Research and Development grants support projects that address major challenges in preserving or providing access to humanities collections and resources, including the need to find better ways to preserve materials of critical importance to the nation’s cultural heritage and to develop advanced modes of searching, discovering, and using such materials.
 
How to Apply: Contact Kathy Thatcher (thatcher@austin.utexas.edu) in the COLA Office of Research and return Proposal Review Form by 4/25/2012.
 
Full Announcement/Contacts: http://www07.grants.gov/search/search.do?&mode=VIEW&oppId=147874
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Title: NIDCD Clinical Research Center Grant (P50) (PAR-10-047
Sponsor: NIH
Deadline: 4/27/2012
Amount: $1,500,000/yr direct costs; up to 5 years
 
Description/Eligibility: The National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD) invites applications for Clinical Research Center Grants designed to advance the diagnosis, prevention, treatment, and amelioration of human communication disorders.
 
How to Apply: Contact Kathy Thatcher (thatcher@austin.utexas.edu) in the COLA Office of Research and return Proposal Review Form by 4/27/2012.
 
Full Announcement/Contacts: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-10-047.html
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Title: Integrative Paleoanthropology Grants  (IPG) (PD-1393)
Sponsor: NSF (Programs: Biological Anthropology and Archaeology)
Deadline: 4/28/2012
Amount: $1,000,000
 
Description/Eligibility: The goal of the competition is to further innovative, integrative research to elucidate the principles which underlie hominin biological and behavioral evolution over deep time. The Programs ofBiological Anthropology and Archaeology plan to make a single award for a maximum of $1,000,000 to support a multi-year project of up to five years in duration.
 
How to Apply:  Contact Kathy Thatcher (thatcher@austin.utexas.edu) in the COLA Office of Research and return Proposal Review Form by 4/28/2012.
 
Full Announcement/Contacts: http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=503614
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Title: Desistance From Crime Over the Life Course
Sponsor: Department of Justice
Deadline: 5/2/2012
Amount: $1,000,000
 
Description/Eligibility: This solicitation seeks proposals to conduct research that enhances knowledge of the process of desistance from crime.
 
How to Apply: Contact Kathy Thatcher (thatcher@austin.utexas.edu) in the COLA Office of Research and return Proposal Review Form by 5/2/2012.
 
Full Announcement/Contacts: http://www07.grants.gov/search/search.do?&mode=VIEW&oppId=151233
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Title: Antarctic Research
Sponsor: NSF
Deadline: 5/3/2012
Amount: $7,000,000 - $10,000,000
 
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 5/3/2012.
 
Full Announcement/Contacts: http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2012/nsf12539/nsf12539.htm
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Title: Translation, Research and Publication Grants
Sponsor: Daesan Foundation
Deadline: 5/10/2012
Amount: TBD
 
Description/Eligibility: The foundation's Translation Grant selects, translate, and researches quality literary works worthy enough to globalize Korean literature through the distribution of these works. The target literary works for translation include Korean literary works the translatorwishes to translate and prize-winning works from the 18th Annual Daesan Literary Awards.
 
How to Apply:  Individual researchers apply directly to sponsor.
 
Full Announcement/Contacts: http://daesan.or.kr/eng/
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Title: German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) - Faculty Research Visit Grant (in Germany)
Sponsor: DAAD
Deadline: 5/15/2012 (postmark)
Amount: €2,240
 
Description/Eligibility: This German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) program again offers the Faculty Research Visit Grant. DAAD offers grants for one to three months in all academic disciplines to scholars at US and Canadian institutions of higher education to pursue research at universities, libraries, archives, institutes or laboratories in Germany. Grants are awarded for specific research projects and cannot be used for travel only, attendance at conferences or conventions, editorial meetings, lecturetours or extended guest professorships.
 
How to Apply: Apply directly to sponsor.
 
Full Announcement/Contacts: http://www.daad.org/?p=researchvisit
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Title: Institute of Education Sciences (IES): Education Research Program (CFDANumber 84.305A-1)
Sponsor: Department of Education
Deadline: 5/30/2012
Amount: $40,000 - $100,000 depending on which program applied to under this call.
 
Description/Eligibility: The Institute’s purpose in awarding these grants is to provide national leadership in expanding fundamental knowledge and understanding of developmental and school readiness outcomes for infants and toddlers with or at risk for disability, and of education outcomes for all students from early childhood education through postsecondary and adult education.
 
How to Apply: Contact Kathy Thatcher (thatcher@austin.utexas.edu) in the COLA Office of Research and return Proposal Review Form by 5/30/2012.
 
Full Announcement/Contacts:  http://www07.grants.gov/search/search.do?&mode=VIEW&oppId=149553
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Title: The Queen Elizabeth Prize for Engineering
Sponsor: The Royal Academy of Engineering
Deadline: 8/15/2012
Amount: £1,000,000
 
Description/Eligibility: The Queen Elizabeth Prize for Engineering recognizes outstanding advances in engineering (or engineering-led advance) that have changed the world and benefited humanity. The prize will celebrate the best and also serve to illuminate the sheer excitement of modern engineering.
 
How to Apply: How to Apply: Return an application packet with the following materials to Liza Scarborough (liza@austin.utexas.edu), Office of the Vice President of Research by August 15th: 1) Name, title and contact details for nominee, or nominees, including an email address and a postal address for each person. 2) Name, title and contact details of at least two referees who will write in support of the nominee(s), including an email and postal address. The referees must be distinguished people not employed at UT, and not part of the nominee’s immediate family. 3) An account, in no more than 2500 characters (or 400 words), of how nominee or nominees meet each of thecriteria for the prize. The criteria are as follows: 1) What is it that this person has done (or up to three people have done) that is a ground-breaking innovation in engineering? 2) In what way has this innovation been of global benefit to humanity? 3) Is there anyone else who might claim to have had a pivotal role in this development? Contact MelanieMorgan mmorgan@austin.utexas.edu in the COLA Office of Research with questions.
Full Announcement/Contacts: http://www.raeng.org.uk/prizes/qeprize/
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Title: Implementation Science Research to Support Programs under the President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR)  (APS-OAA-11-000002)
Sponsor: USAID
Deadline: 12/14/2012
Amount: $3,000,000
 
Description/Eligibility: This award will fund a limited number of awards to support implementation science research and evaluation of programs implemented under PEPFAR. Awardees will be supported to address gaps in the evidence base for improved HIV/AIDS programming including research on effective interventions and models of effective, efficient implementation; as well as approaches for adopting and integrating programs, technologies and guidelines for optimal,timely effect and impact.
 
How to Apply: Contact Kathy Thatcher (thatcher@austin.utexas.edu) in the COLA Office of Research and return Proposal Review Form by 12/14/2012.
 
Full Announcement/Contacts: http://www07.grants.gov/search/search.do?&mode=VIEW&oppId=114673
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Title: FY2012 Global Development Alicance (GDA) Annual Program Statement (APS-OAA-12-000003)
Sponsor: USAID
Deadline: 12/14/2012
Amount: TBD
 
Description/Eligibility: The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) is committed to increasing the sustainable impact of our development assistance programs through strategic alliances with the private sector. Such alliances enable the Agency to leverage private sector markets, expertise, interests, and assets in a manner that solves critical development problems and promotes effective market led development.
 
How to Apply: Contact Kathy Thatcher (thatcher@austin.utexas.edu) in the COLA Office of Research and return Proposal Review Form by 12/14/2012.
 
Full Announcement/Contacts: http://www07.grants.gov/search/search.do?&mode=VIEW&oppId=150033
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If you received this message as a forward and would like to be added to our list, log in to UT Lists at https://utlists.utexas.edu/sympa/ and subscribe to the “cola_grants_alert” list. A note on deadlines: Many grants listed in this digest require 3 week lead time before the sponsor deadline for COLA and OSP approval. Please see “How to Apply” under each grant for the appropriate procedure. Deadlines for grants marked “submit to sponsor” are not adjusted for internal review.
 
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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