College of Liberal Arts

COLA Grants Digest: March 20, 2012

Tue, Mar 20, 2012

Title: FY 2012 Environmental Studies Program (CFDA 15.423)
Sponsor: Department of the Interior – Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM)
Deadline: 3/22/2012
Amount: $100,000 - $2,000,000

Description/Eligibility: This is cooperative agreement opportunity to conduct research in topics that serve the public interest of safe and environmentally sound energy and mineral production on the nation's outer continental shelf.

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.

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://www07.grants.gov/search/search.do?&mode=VIEW&oppId=133233
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Title: Women and Minorities in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Fields Program (WAMS) (CFDA 10.318)
Sponsor: National Institute of Food and Agriculture
Deadline: 3/22/2012
Amount: $75,000 - $300,000

Description/Eligibility: This program supports research and extension projects that have robust collaborations to increase the participation of women and underrepresented minorities from rural areas in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics fields that are relevant to USDA priorities identified by the Secretary. See the description the link below for priority information.

How to Apply:  Kathy Thatcher (thatcher@austin.utexas.edu) in the COLA Office of Research and return Proposal Review Form by 3/22/2012.

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://www07.grants.gov/search/search.do?&mode=VIEW&oppId=151877
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Title: Integrative Paleoanthropology Grants  (IPG) (NSF PD 12-1393)
Sponsor: National Science Foundation
Deadline: 3/28/2012
Amount: Contact program officer.

Description/Eligibility: The goal of this competition is to further innovative, integrative research to elucidate the principles which underlie hominin biological and behavioral evolution over deep time. While the intellectual scope of the competition is thus constrained, the potential methodologies and disciplines are not.

How to Apply: Contact Kathy Thatcher (thatcher@austin.utexas.edu) in the COLA Office of Research and return Proposal Review Form by 3/28/2012.

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2011/nsf11508/nsf11508.htm
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Title: Global WISE Prize (World Innovation Summit for Education)
Sponsor: Qatar Foundation
Deadline: 3/31/2012
Amount: $500,000

Description/Eligibility:The prize program seeks to honor those in any sector whose achievements have had a significant and lasting impact on education at any level and who demonstrate an inspiring and visionary approach. Individuals and teams of up to six people are eligible for nomination. For perspective on the award please see list of previous nominees at http://www.wise-qatar.org/content/2011-wise-awards-6-high-impact-projects-now-selected.

How to Apply: Submit directly to sponsor via online nomination form.

Solicitation: http://www.wise-qatar.org/content/nominate-candidate
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Title: Pan-American Advanced Studies Institutes Program (PASI) (NSF 12-535)
Sponsor: National Science Foundation
Deadline: 4/3/2012
Amount: $75,000 - $120,000

Description/Eligibility: Pan-American Advanced Studies Institutes are short courses of ten to twenty-one days duration, aimed at the advanced graduate, post-doctoral and junior faculty level. Institutes in the physical, mathematical, biological sciences, geosciences, computer and information sciences, and engineering disciplines may be supported. Institutes in the biological sciences are encouraged to place a special emphasis on any one or more of the following areas: systems biology, biodiversity, modeling and simulation, ecology on a regional to continental scale, and synthetic biology.

How to Apply: Contact Kathy Thatcher (thatcher@austin.utexas.edu) in the COLA Office of Research and return Proposal Review Form by 4/3/2012.

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2012/nsf12535/nsf12535.htm
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Title: Conservation Innovation Grant
Sponsor: Department of Agriculture – Kansas State Office
Deadline: 4/6/2012
Amount: $50,000 - $200,000

Description/Eligibility: The purpose of Conservation Innovation Grant (CIG) is to stimulate the development and adoption of innovative conservation approaches and technologies, while leveraging the Federal investment in environmental enhancement and protection in conjunction with agricultural production. CIG does not fund research projects.

How to Apply:  Contact Kathy Thatcher (thatcher@austin.utexas.edu) in the COLA Office of Research and return Proposal Review Form by 4/6/2012.

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://www07.grants.gov/search/search.do?&mode=VIEW&oppId=151878
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Title:  Global Domestic Violence Prevention App Challenge
Sponsor: The Avon Foundation
Deadline: 4/9/2012
Amount: $2,500 - $10,000

Description/Eligibility: The Avon Foundation for Women and the Institute of Medicine are challenging teams of individuals from the fields of domestic violence prevention and communications technologies to come together to raise awareness about and to help prevent domestic violence against women and children.

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. See grant announcement for complete list of materials to be submitted with application.

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://www.iom.edu/Activities/Global/ViolenceForum/EndViolenceHome.aspx
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Title: FY 2012 Coastal Resilience Networks (CFDA 11.473)
Sponsor: Department of Commerce
Deadline: 4/13/2012
Amount: $50,000 - $100,000

Description/Eligibility: This opportunity is intended to implement activities that enhance resilience of coastal communities to natural hazard and climate risks through a regional or national network. Proposals must leverage, enhance, or create a system in which one or more coastal hazard issues can be addressed through partnerships to improve coordination and collaboration throughout the region. Partnerships must include multiple institutions, disciplines, and sectors at the local, state, and federal level.

How to Apply:  Contact Kathy Thatcher (thatcher@austin.utexas.edu) in the COLA Office of Research and return Proposal Review Form by 4/13/2012.

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://www07.grants.gov/search/search.do?&mode=VIEW&oppId=152213
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Title: National Humanities Medals
Sponsor: National Endowment for the Humanities
Deadline: 4/13/2012
Amount: Not Specified

Description/Eligibility: National Humanities Medals are designed to honor individuals and organizations whose work has deepened our nation's understanding of and engagement with history, literature, languages, philosophy, and other humanities subjects. For perspective on the award please see list of previous nominees at http://www.neh.gov/whoweare/nationalmedals.html.

How to Apply: Submit directly to sponsor via online nomination form.

Solicitation: http://www.neh.gov/whoweare/medalsnominate.html
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Title: OJJDP FY 2012 Mentoring Best Practices Research (CFDA 16.726)
Sponsor: U.S. Department of Justice
Deadline: 4/13/2012
Amount: $100,000 - $500,000

Description/Eligibility: This program seeks to enhance what is understood about mentoring as a prevention strategy for youth who are at risk of involvement or already involved in the juvenile justice system.

How to Apply: Contact Kathy Thatcher (thatcher@austin.utexas.edu) in the COLA Office of Research and return Proposal Review Form by 4/13/2012.

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://www07.grants.gov/search/search.do?&mode=VIEW&oppId=147634
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Title: TechWomen (CFDA 19.415)
Sponsor: Department of State
Deadline: 4/13/2012
Amount: $1,350,000

Description/Eligibility: Applicants may submit proposals to conduct one or two professional mentorship exchange programs. Applicants should plan to demonstrate the capacity to recruit and select women from specified countries to participate in a four- to six-week peer mentoring program in the United States that focuses on advancing the status of professional women in the field of technology through project-based mentorships, networking opportunities, and enhancement activities.

How to Apply: Contact Kathy Thatcher (thatcher@austin.utexas.edu) in the COLA Office of Research and return Proposal Review Form by 4/13/2012.

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://www07.grants.gov/search/search.do?&mode=VIEW&oppId=152433
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Title: Early Care and Education Research Scholars: Head Start Graduate Student Research Grants (CFDA 93.600)
Sponsor: National Institutes of Health, Department of Health and Human Services
Deadline: 4/16/2012
Amount: $5,000 - $25,000

Description/Eligibility:  This opportunity will provide funds for Head Start Graduate Student Research Grants to support dissertation research by advanced graduate students who are working in partnership with Head Start programs and with faculty mentors. Competitive applicants will 1) demonstrate a collaborative partnership with their program partners, and 2) pursue research questions that directly inform local, State, or Federal policy relevant to multiple early care and education contexts.

How to Apply:  Contact Kathy Thatcher (thatcher@austin.utexas.edu) in the COLA Office of Research and return Proposal Review Form by 4/16/2012.

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://www.acf.hhs.gov/grants/open/foa/view/HHS-2012-ACF-OPRE-YR-0281
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Title: Professional Fellows Response Program (CFDA 19-415)
Sponsor: Department of State
Deadline: 4/19/2012
Amount: $2,000,000

Description/Eligibility: This purpose of this opportunity is creating a flexible, complementary exchange program to enable the Department of State to respond more readily to world events and strengthen the capabilities of core elements of civil society and local government structures to respond to challenges that may arise during times of transition, turmoil, or uncertainty.

How to Apply:  Contact Kathy Thatcher (thatcher@austin.utexas.edu) in the COLA Office of Research and return Proposal Review Form by 4/19/2012.

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://www07.grants.gov/search/search.do?&mode=VIEW&oppId=152493
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Title: Decadal and Regional Climate Prediction using Earth System Models (EaSM) (NSF 12-522)
Sponsor: National Science Foundation
Deadline: 4/20/2012
Amount: $300,000 - $1,000,000 per year

Description/Eligibility: The EaSM funding opportunity enables interagency cooperation on one of the most pressing problems of the millennium: climate change, how it is likely to affect our world, and how we can plan for its consequences.

How to Apply: Contact Kathy Thatcher (thatcher@austin.utexas.edu) in the COLA Office of Research and return Proposal Review Form by 4/20/2012.

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2012/nsf12522/nsf12522.htm
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Title: Healthy Eating Research Releases Call for Proposals New Connections Grants
Sponsor: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF)
Deadline: 5/1/2012
Amount: $100,000 +

Description/Eligibility:  RWJF funds efforts at the organization, community, state, and federal levels to change public and institutional policy and environment in ways that promote improved nutrition and physical activity.

How to Apply: Contact Melanie Morgan (mmorgan@austin.utexas.edu) in the CoLA Office of Research and return Proposal Review Form by 5/1/2012.  Initial proposal will be a concept paper, full proposals by invitation. 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=21393&cid=XEM_A5779
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Title: Patient Advocacy Leadership Awards
Sponsor: Genzyme Corporation
Deadline: 5/25/2012
Amount: $100,000

Description/Eligibility: Genzyme is pleased to launch its second annual Patient Advocacy Leadership Awards (PAL Awards) program for non-profit organizations that serve the lysosomal storage disorder (LSD) patient community. The PAL Awards program seeks to spark innovation in disease awareness programs and patient support initiatives around the world.

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. See grant announcement for complete list of materials to be submitted with application.

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://www.genzymeadvocacyawards.com/
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Title: Bridging Cultures at Community Colleges (CFDA 45.162)
Sponsor: National Endowment for the Humanities
Deadline: 7/17/2012
Amount: $360,000

Description/Eligibility: NEH invites proposals for a cooperative agreement to develop and administer a national or regional (multistate) project to advance the role of the humanities at community colleges through curriculum and faculty development focused on the theme of Bridging Cultures.

How to Apply: Contact Kathy Thatcher (thatcher@austin.utexas.edu) in the COLA Office of Research and return Proposal Review Form by 7/17/2012.

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://www07.grants.gov/search/search.do?&mode=VIEW&oppId=150493
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Title: Healthy Eating Research Releases Call for Proposals Round 7 Grants
Sponsor: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF)
Deadline: 7/19/2012
Amount: $100,000 +

Description/Eligibility:  RWJF funds efforts at the organization, community, state, and federal levels to change public and institutional policy and environment in ways that promote improved nutrition and physical activity.

How to Apply: Contact Melanie Morgan (mmorgan@austin.utexas.edu) in the CoLA Office of Research and return Proposal Review Form by 7/19/2012. Initial proposal will be a concept paper, full proposals by invitation.
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=21393&cid=XEM_A5779
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Title: Changes in Health Care Financing and Organization Releases Call for Proposals
Sponsor: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF)
Deadline: Open
Amount: $100,000 or more

Description/Eligibility: Projects are being requested that address 1) examining significant issues and interventions related to health care financing and organization and their effects on health care costs, quality and access; and 2) exploring or testing major new ways to finance and organize health care that have the potential to improve access to more affordable and higher quality health services.

How to Apply: Contact Melanie Morgan (mmorgan@austin.utexas.edu) in the COLA Office of Research and return Proposal Review Form three weeks prior to your planned submission date. 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=21392&cid=XEM_A5761
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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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