College of Liberal Arts

COLA Grants Digest: March 27, 2012

Tue, Mar 27, 2012

Announcement:  Upcoming Liberal Arts Grants Workshops

For Junior Faculty: Submitting Grants at UT Austin: How to Get a Grant Application from your Desk to the Sponsor
April 3, 2012, 1-3PM, GEB 3rd Floor Conference Room
Please RSVP to Kathy Thatcher at thatcher@austin.utexas.edu

For Junior Faculty: NSF Grant Application Process
April 10, 2012, 10AM-12PM, GEB 3rd Floor Conference Room
Please RSVP to Kathy Thatcher at thatcher@austin.utexas.edu

For Graduate Students: NSF Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Grant (DDRIG) Workshop
April 12, 2012, 1-3PM, GEB 4th Floor Conference Room
Please RSVP to Kathy Thatcher at thatcher@austin.utexas.edu

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Title: Early Detection and Prevention of Mild Cognitive Impairment (R01) (RFA-NR-12-010)
Sponsor: NIH, National Institute of Nursing Research
Deadline: 3/30/2012 (Letter of Intent)
Amount: $350,000

Description/Eligibility: This funding announcement seeks research applications that explore neuroimaging technologies and biomarkers associated with mild cognitive impairment (MCI), which will ultimately improve our ability to identify at risk individuals and to prevent or delay further neurodegeneration.

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 proposal deadline 5/21/2012. Applicants in the Psychology Department should contact Kristin Weidman (kweidman@mail.utexas.edu).

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-NR-12-010.html
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Title: Innovations in Gender Equality (IGE) to Promote Household Food Security (APS-OAA-11-000003)
Sponsor: USAID
Deadline: 3/30/2012 (Concept Paper)
Amount: $50,000-$1,500,000

Description/Eligibility: The goal of this opportunity is to pilot and collect evidence of impact from innovative and bold interventions that increase women’s leadership in the agriculture sector, improve women’s access to and utilization of technology to increase agricultural productivity, increase labor saving technologies, strengthen gender equality in land, credit and other policies, and enhance nutritional outcomes for women and children.

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 proposals due in October 2012.

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://www.grants.gov/search/search.do?mode=VIEW&oppId=127833
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Title: Curriculum Development for MET, ECCP, and ICMS Training Project (CFDA 16.601)
Sponsor: Department of Justice, National Institute of Corrections
Deadline: 4/2/2012
Amount: Unspecified

Description/Eligibility: The National Institute of Corrections (NIC) is soliciting proposals from organizations, groups, partnerships of organization and groups, or individuals to enter into a cooperative agreement for a 12 month project period to develop curricula, pilot them, and participate in the planning for the delivery of three closely related training programs for correctional staff and treatment providers in correctional institutions.

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.

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://www07.grants.gov/search/search.do?&mode=VIEW&oppId=156293
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Title: Oil and Gas Development Effects on Mule Deer in North Dakota (CFDA 15.231)
Sponsor: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
Deadline: 4/2/2012
Amount: $2,500-$13,000

Description/Eligibility: The purpose of this grant is to obtain an understanding of the effects, if any, oil and gas developments are having on the mule deer populations in select areas of western North Dakota.

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.

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://www07.grants.gov/search/search.do?&mode=VIEW&oppId=157133
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Title: Raritan River Initiative (CFDA 66.436)
Sponsor: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
Deadline: 4/2/2012
Amount: $100,000

Description/Eligibility: This project will contribute to an improved understanding of pollution sources that are potentially impacting Raritan River basin water quality.

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.

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://www07.grants.gov/search/search.do?&mode=VIEW&oppId=155973
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Title: Pan-American Advanced Studies Institutes Program (PASI) (12-535)
Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)
Deadline: 4/3/2012
Amount: $75,000-$120,000

Description/Eligibility: 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 to twenty-one days, involving 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 as long as they are multidisciplinary; in this case, lead investigators must consult with the PASI Program before proposal submission.

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/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=5327&WT.mc_id=USNSF_39&WT.mc_ev=click
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Title: Social Science Weather Research (NOAA-OAR-OWAQ-2012-2003256)
Sponsor: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
Deadline: 4/6/2012
Amount: $100,000

Description/Eligibility: This research funding opportunity seeks to stimulate research and develop collaborations between social and physical scientists that can help build a Weather Ready Nation. This research will help to better understand human behavior and positively affect decision-making during weather-related events and the formulation and communication of forecast uncertainty, or forecast confidence. The results of this research are expected to improve the communication within the weather community and to the public to invoke a response that will help protect life and property during dangerous weather events.

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=157833
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Title: Missouri CIG (CFDA 10.912)
Sponsor: Department of Agriculture
Deadline: 4/9/2012
Amount: $1,000-$50,000

Description/Eligibility: The NRCS State Office in Missouri is seeking to partner and support the efforts of natural resource conservation partners. The purpose of 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.

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=155833
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Title: Establishment of a University Partnership in Studies of the United States with Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad, Pakistan (CFDA 19.501)
Sponsor: Department of State
Deadline: 4/12/2012
Amount: $1,000,000

Description/Eligibility: This cooperative agreement is intended to establish a University Partnership between an accredited, four-year U.S. college or university and the Area Study Centre for Africa, North and South America at Quaid-i-Azam University. Studies may include, but are not limited to, the following subject areas: government and politics, international relations, history, art and literature, and the philosophical, social, scientific and historical aspects of religion in the U.S.

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://www07.grants.gov/search/search.do?&mode=VIEW&oppId=156653
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Title: MetLife Foundation Creativity and Aging in America Technical Assistance Grant
Sponsor: National Center for Creative Aging
Deadline: 4/13/2012
Amount: $5,000

Description/Eligibility: The program provides grants of $5,000 to develop arts and aging programs in selected communities in the areas of Lifelong Learning, Health and Wellness, and Community Engagement. Each grant will support 1) Mentorship — the selected site will bring one of the MetLife Foundation Leadership Award Winners to provide onsite technical assistance, mentoring senior staff and helping to train staff, partnering organizations, and community members in developing an arts program in their setting; and 2) Best Practice Forum — a half-day forum bringing together programs, organizations, individuals, and community partners dedicated to arts, education, health, social work, and aging in the community.

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

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://www.creativeaging.org/programs-people/metlife-initiative/metlife-foundation-creativity-and-aging-technical-assistance
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Title: OJJDP FY 2012 Field-Initiated Research and Evaluation Program (CFDA 16.541)
Sponsor: Dept. of Justice (DOJ), Office of Juvenile Justice Delinquency Prevention
Deadline: 4/16/2012
Amount: $200,000-$500,000

Description/Eligibility: The goal of this year’s FIRE program is to foster new and ongoing rigorous, scientific research and evaluation that has practical applications for the development of effective school programs, policies, and strategies that will foster positive youth development and reduce the risk of victimization and delinquency.

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://www07.grants.gov/search/search.do?&mode=VIEW&oppId=157273
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Title: OSERS: OSEP: Preparation of Special Education, Early Intervention, and Related Services Leadership personnel (ED-GRANTS-032212-001)
Sponsor: Department of Education
Deadline: 4/16/2012
Amount: $250,000

Description/Eligibility: The purposes of this program are to (1) help address State-identified needs for highly qualified personnel in special education, related services, early intervention, and regular education to work with children, including infants and toddlers, with disabilities; and (2) ensure that those personnel have the necessary skills and knowledge, derived from practices that have been determined through scientifically based research and experience, to be successful in serving those children.

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://www07.grants.gov/search/search.do?&mode=VIEW&oppId=157873
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Title: FY12 Region 5 Wetland Program Development Grants (EPA-R5-WPDG-2012)
Sponsor: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
Deadline: 4/16/2012
Amount: $50,000-$500,000

Description/Eligibility: The goals of EPA’s wetland program include increasing the quantity and quality of wetlands in the U.S. by conserving and restoring wetland acreage and improving wetland condition. In pursuing these goals, EPA seeks to build the capacity of all levels of government to develop and refine effective, comprehensive programs for wetland protection and management.

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://www07.grants.gov/search/search.do?&mode=VIEW&oppId=158113
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Title: FY 2012 Citizenship and Integration Direct Services Grant Program: Citizenship Instruction and Naturalization Application Services (CFDA 97.010)
Sponsor: Department of Homeland Security (DHS)
Deadline: 4/16/2012
Amount: $160,000

Description/Eligibility: The goal of the grant program is to expand the availability of quality citizenship services for permanent residents in communities across the nations by making citizenship instruction and naturalization application services accessible to low income and other underserved permanent resident populations.

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://www07.grants.gov/search/search.do?&mode=VIEW&oppId=156193
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Title: OVC FY12 Identifying Culturally Responsive Victim-Centered Restorative Justice Strategies (CFDA 16.582)
Sponsor: Department of Justice (DOJ), Office for Victims of Crime
Deadline: 4/17/2012
Amount: $250,000

Description/Eligibility: The purpose of this program is to identify, examine, and document the characteristics of existing programs that exhibit culturally responsive victim-centered restorative justice practices, with an emphasis on practices implemented in tribal communities and urban inner city communities, and practices involving youth.

How to Apply: Contact Kathy Thatcher (thatcher@austin.utexas.edu) in the COLA Office of Research and return Proposal Review Form by 4/17/2012.

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://www07.grants.gov/search/search.do?&mode=VIEW&oppId=157333
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Title: Use-Oriented Basic Research: Change Mechanisms of Behavioral Social Interventions (CFDA 93.310)
Sponsor: National Institutes of Health (NIH)
Deadline: 4/26/2012
Amount: $75,000-$500,000

Description/Eligibility: This initiative invites investigators to develop bold, innovative, and potentially risky approaches to address problems that may seem intractable or to seize new opportunities that offer the potential for rapid progress. One seemingly intractable problem is the gap between practice and research, in which treatments shown to be efficacious under controlled conditions are not adopted for use, or are unsustainable, in practice settings. There is debate in the behavioral and social sciences fields about how best to bridge this gap, with some investigators focusing on modifying the intervention, and others focusing on modifying the delivery system.

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.

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://www07.grants.gov/search/search.do?&mode=VIEW&oppId=155513
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Title: Climate Change and Health: Assessing and Modeling Population Vulnerability to Climate Change R21 (PAR-10-235)
Sponsor: National Institutes of Health (NIH)
Deadline: 5/3/2012
Amount: $275,000/2yrs.

Description/Eligibility: This funding opportunity encourages research applications to examine the differential risk factors of populations that lead to or are associated with increased vulnerability to exposures, diseases and other adverse health outcomes related to climate change. Applications may involve either applied research studies that address specific hypotheses about risk factors or population characteristics associated with increased vulnerability, or research projects to develop general models or methods for identifying and characterizing population vulnerability to climate change. The ultimate goal of this research program is to help inform climate change adaptation and public health interventions to reduce current and future vulnerability of various populations to the health effects of climate change. Applications are anticipated to involve a multidisciplinary research team, including experts in health sciences and climatology as well as geography, modeling, statistics, demography, and social and behavioral sciences as appropriate.  In addition, partnerships with community-based or advocacy organizations, public health officials, urban planners and others are encouraged.

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://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-10-235.html
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Title: Research on Domestic Radicalization
Sponsor: Department of Justice (DOJ)
Deadline: 5/8/2012
Amount: $500,000 (max.)

Description/Eligibility: The goal of this solicitation is to aid State, local, and tribal criminal justice agencies and communities implementing programs that prevent or counter radicalization to violence. The focus of this solicitation is on all forms of domestic radicalization that lead to violent extremism. Proposals should develop and analyze information and data that have clear implications for criminal justice in the following focus areas: (1) Empirical Evaluation of Theories of Domestic Radicalization; (2) Examination of Radicalization Processes for Individuals; (3) Comparative Analysis of Violent Extremists, Organized Criminals, Gangs, Hate Groups and/or Cults; and (4) Influence of Community and Other Policing Strategies on Domestic Radicalization to Violence.

How to Apply: Contact Kathy Thatcher (thatcher@austin.utexas.edu) in the COLA Office of Research and return Proposal Review Form by 5/8/2012.

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://www07.grants.gov/search/search.do?&mode=VIEW&oppId=158373
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Title: Building and Enhancing Criminal Justice Researcher-Practitioner Partnerships (NIJ-2012-3083)
Sponsor: Department of Justice (DOJ)
Deadline: 5/9/2012
Amount: $250,000+

Description/Eligibility: This solicitation specifically aims to support criminal justice research and evaluation activities that include a researcher-practitioner partnership component. Within the context of the proposed research or evaluation project, these partnerships can be new or ongoing. Results from these projects should lead to better criminal justice policy, practice, and research, especially for the participating practitioner partners.

How to Apply: Contact Kathy Thatcher (thatcher@austin.utexas.edu) in the COLA Office of Research and return Proposal Review Form by 5/9/2012.

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://www07.grants.gov/search/search.do?&mode=VIEW&oppId=156693
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Title: JustFilms Documentary Awards Program
Sponsor: Princess Grace Foundation-USA/Ford Foundation
Deadline: 5/11/2012
Amount: Unspecified

Description/Eligibility: Through the new documentary film award program, PGF-USA seeks to identify and support voices that tell authentic and powerful stories from or about underrepresented communities. These funds will be awarded to help support social justice documentary thesis projects of students in undergraduate/graduate programs and final projects of individuals participating in production programs at media arts centers. In the inaugural year of the grant, an emphasis will be placed on filmmakers and films that focus on South Asian and Southeast Asian communities. Grants will be made in accordance with the applicants' thesis/final project budgets.

How to Apply: Contact Melanie Morgan (mmorgan@austin.utexas.edu) in the COLA Office of Research and return Proposal Review Form by 5/11/2012.  Dean/Department Chair nomination required.

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://www.pgfusa.org/
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Title: Frontiers in Earth System Dynamics (NSF 12-547)
Sponsor: National Science Foundation
Deadline: 5/14/2012 (Preliminary Proposals)
Amount: $5,000,000

Description/Eligibility: This project will support fundamental research into Earth system dynamics, focusing on scientific questions at the frontiers of the geosciences. The focus of FESD will be to explore the coupling among different aspects of the Earth's component systems over a range of temporal and spatial scales. Projects must ultimately advance our understanding of first-order questions at the frontiers of the geosciences.

How to Apply:  Contact Kathy Thatcher (thatcher@austin.utexas.edu) in the COLA Office of Research and return Proposal Review Form 5/14/2012.  

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2012/nsf12547/nsf12547.htm
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Title: Measurements and Modeling for Quantifying Air Quality and Climatic Impacts of Residential Biomass or Coal Combustion for Cooking, Heating, and Lighting (CFDA 66.509)
Sponsor: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
Deadline: 5/29/2012
Amount: $250,000 & $1,500,000 (two award categories)

Description/Eligibility: This funding competition supports research on the impacts on air quality and climate from residential cooking, heating, or lighting, with a focus on the developing world and on Indian tribes and Alaska Native groups. This research will quantify the extent to which interventions for cleaner cooking, heating, or lighting can impact air quality and climate, which in turn affect human health and welfare.

How to Apply: Contact Kathy Thatcher (thatcher@austin.utexas.edu) in the COLA Office of Research and return Proposal Review Form by 5/29/2012

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://www07.grants.gov/search/search.do?&mode=VIEW&oppId=156213
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Title: Accelerating the Academic Achievement of Students with Disabilities Research Initiative (ED-GRANTS-030612-011)
Sponsor: Institute of Education Sciences (IES)
Deadline: 9/6/2012
Amount: $250,000

Description/Eligibility: This solicitation seeks applications proposing research on quantifying, via field measurements and modeling, the improvements in climate and ambient and indoor air quality, and the subsequent impacts on health and welfare, resulting from ongoing, planned, or potential interventions in cooking, heating, or lighting practices.

How to Apply: Contact Kathy Thatcher (thatcher@austin.utexas.edu) in the COLA Office of Research and return Proposal Review Form by 9/6/2012.

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://www.grants.gov/search/search.do?mode=VIEW&oppId=149793
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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 Ray Smith destin@austin.utexas.edu for Post-Award

 

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