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COLA Grants Digest: April 3, 2012

posted: Tue, Apr 3, 2012

Announcement:  Upcoming Liberal Arts Grants Workshops

All 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: Broad Agency Announcement (BAA), Research Interests of the Air Force Office of Scientific Research (BAA-AFOSR-2012-0001/CFDA 12.800)
Sponsor: Air Force Office of Scientific Research
Deadline: Open
Amount: Varies by program

Description/Eligibility: The focus of AFOSR is on research areas that offer significant and comprehensive benefits to our national warfighting and peacekeeping capabilities. These areas are organized and managed in three scientific directorates: Aerospace, Chemical and Material Sciences, Physics and Electronics, and Mathematics, Information and Life Sciences. The research activities managed within each directorate are summarized in the BAA document. This announcement will remain open until replaced by a successor BAA.

How to Apply: Contact Kathy Thatcher (thatcher@austin.utexas.edu) in the COLA Office of Research and return Proposal Review Form 3 weeks before you plan to submit to the sponsor.

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://www07.grants.gov/search/search.do?&mode=VIEW&oppId=158973
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Title: Iraqi Women’s Democracy Initiative (DRLA-DRLAQM-12-036 / CFDA 19.345)
Sponsor: Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor
Deadline: 4/10/12
Amount: $800,000-$900,000

Description/Eligibility: The Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor (DRL) announces a Request for Proposals from organizations interested in submitting proposals for projects that promote democracy, human rights, and rule of law in the Near East Region, Iraq. DRL invites organizations to submit proposals outlining program concepts and capacity to manage projects targeting the following issues: Women’s Participation in Decision Making: Women and the 2014 Elections, Women’s Protection, Relief and Recovery, and Prevention of Violence: Women’s Leadership in Ending Violence.

How to Apply: Contact Kathy Thatcher (thatcher@austin.utexas.edu) in the COLA Office of Research and return Proposal Review Form by 4/10/12.

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://www07.grants.gov/search/search.do?&mode=VIEW&oppId=159853
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Title: National Resource Centers on Older Indians, Alaska Natives, and Native Hawaiians (HHS-2012-AOA-OI-1209)
Sponsor: Administration on Aging
Deadline: 4/10/12
Amount: $350,000

Description/Eligibility: Increased longevity continues to become more prevalent in American Indian, Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian communities. This trend has placed greater demands on service delivery systems, which are even more complex and fragmented than in non-Indian communities. In recognition of this, under the Older Americans Act Amendments of 2006, Congress has mandated the support of at least two (2), and not more than four (4), Resource Centers that will focus on issues and concerns affecting individuals who are older Indians, Alaska Natives and Native Hawaiians. The primary goal of these Centers is to enhance knowledge about older Native Americans and thereby to increase and improve the delivery of services to them. With this goal in mind, the Centers will concentrate on the development and provision of technical information and expertise and best practices to Indian tribal organizations, Native American communities, educational institutions including Tribal Colleges and Universities, and professionals and paraprofessionals in the field.

How to Apply: Contact Kathy Thatcher (thatcher@austin.utexas.edu) in the COLA Office of Research and return Proposal Review Form by 4/10/12.

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://www07.grants.gov/search/search.do?&mode=VIEW&oppId=159493
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Title: Secretary’s [Iraqi] War Widows Program (DRLA-DRLAQM-12-038/CFDA 19.45)
Sponsor: Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor
Deadline: 4/11/12
Amount: $500,000-$1,000,000

Description/Eligibility: The Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor (DRL) and the Secretary’s Office of Global Women’s Issues (S/GWI) request proposals to address the need for sustainable job creation and expanded access to economic opportunity for widows in Iraq, particularly marginalized widows living in poverty. Organizations should 1) have a demonstrated technical capacity to successfully accomplish economic development initiatives in Iraq, 2) demonstrate how their proposed projects would sustainably provide employment and economic empowerment of women in a manner not duplicative of other prior or currently planned programs in the country, and 3) provide measureable outcomes across each activity of the proposed program. Applicants are also highly encouraged to identify local private sector partners and NGOs that specialize in economic development in Iraq for segments of the proposed work plan.

How to Apply: Contact Kathy Thatcher (thatcher@austin.utexas.edu) in the COLA Office of Research and return Proposal Review Form by April 11th.

Full Announcement/Contacts: https://www.grantsolutions.gov/gs/preaward/previewPublicAnnouncement.do?id=14299
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Title: State Farm Youth Advisory Board Service-Learning Grants
Sponsor: State Farm
Deadline: 4/13/12
Amount: $25,000-$100,000

Description/Eligibility: Accepting applications for youth service-learning projects designed to create sustainable local change in communities across the United States and Canada. Projects must be designed to address the root cause of the following issues: access to higher education/closing the achievement gap, financial literacy, community safety and natural disaster preparedness, social health and wellness, and environmental responsibility.

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

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://www.statefarmyab.com/   _______________________________________________________________________

Title: OJJDP FY 2012 Local Mentoring Coordinator Program (OJJDP-2012-3264/CFDA 16.726)
Sponsor: Office of Juvenile Justice Delinquency Prevention
Deadline: 4/23/12
Amount: $200,000

Description/Eligibility: OJJDP supports wide-ranging mentoring initiatives to reduce juvenile delinquency, gang involvement, academic failure, victimization, and school dropout rates. While mentoring is traditionally a volunteer-based service, a need exists for staff and resources to support the efforts of each mentoring program. Developing and maintaining mentoring partnerships and collaborations can build capacity and increase the power of mentoring to benefit more young people. Local mentoring partnerships and collaborations can bring together public and private sector leadership, eliminate duplication of efforts, fill service gaps, and offer centralized services. The successful award recipient will fund a coordinator position to support a local continuum of mentoring services for targeted youth.

How to Apply: Contact Kathy Thatcher (thatcher@austin.utexas.edu) in the COLA Office of Research and return Proposal Review Form by 4/23/12.

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://www07.grants.gov/search/search.do?&mode=VIEW&oppId=159193
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Title: Grand Challenges Explorations Round 9: Global Health and Development Challenges
Sponsor: Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
Deadline: 4/24/12
Amount: $100,000


Description/Eligibility: The Gates Foundation has announced that it is accepting applications for Round 9 of its Grand Challenges Explorations initiative, a $100 million grant initiative encouraging innovation in global health and development research. The program seeks dynamic, transformative ideas that address the world's greatest health and development challenges. The grant program is open to anyone from any discipline, from student to tenured professor, and from any organization—colleges and universities, government laboratories, research institutions, nonprofit organizations, and for-profit companies. The complete list of topics for Grand Challenges Explorations Round 9 is as follows: Aid Is Working—Tell the World (in partnership with Cannes Lions); New Approaches for the Interrogation of Anti-Malarial Compounds; Protect Crop Plants From Biotic Stresses (From Field to Market); Design New Approaches to Optimize Immunization Systems; and Explore New Solutions for Global Health Priority Areas.
How to Apply: Contact Melanie Morgan (mmorgan@austin.utexas.edu) in the COLA Office of Research and return Proposal Review Form by 4/24/12.

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://www.grandchallenges.org/Pages/Default.aspx
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Title: Jóvenes en Acción Program (ECA-PE-C-PY-12-64)
Sponsor: Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs
Deadline: 4/26/12
Amount: $350,000

Description/Eligibility: The Office of Citizen Exchanges, Youth Programs Division, of the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) announces an open competition for Jóvenes en Acción (Youth in Action), an exchange program for Mexican high school students. Public and private non-profit organizations meeting the provisions described in Internal Revenue Code section 26 USC 501(c)(3) may submit proposals to provide participants with a four- to five-week summer exchange program in the United States focused on civic education, community service, and youth leadership development and to support the implementation of service projects in their home communities. This is a cooperative agreement, the U.S. Embassy Mexico City (and/or an organization of its choosing) will recruit, screen, and select the participants.

How to Apply: Contact Kathy Thatcher (thatcher@austin.utexas.edu) in the COLA Office of Research and return Proposal Review Form by 4/26/12.

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://www07.grants.gov/search/search.do?&mode=VIEW&oppId=159974
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Title: Environmental Grant Program
Sponsor: Patagonia Clothing Company
Deadline: 4/30/12
Amount: $3,000-$8,000

Description/Eligibility: The company's environmental grant program supports small, grassroots activist organizations that have provocative direct-action agendas and are working on multi-pronged campaigns to preserve and protect the environment. The program seeks to fund work that is action-oriented, builds public involvement and support, is strategic, focuses on root causes, accomplishes specific goals and objectives, and demonstrates a commitment to long-term change. The company does not fund organizations without 501(c)(3) status. Note: UT Austin is not an eligible institution for this grant, but scholars who collaborate with small non-profits may be interested in applying in collaboration with those small organizations.

How to Apply: Apply directly to sponsor.  

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://www.patagonia.com/us/patagonia.go?assetid=2927
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Title: Bellagio Academic Writing Residency
Sponsor: Rockefeller Foundation
Deadline: 5/1/12
Amount: Unspecified

Description/Eligibility: The Bellagio Residency program offers academic, artists, thought leaders, policymakers, and practitioners a serene setting conducive to focused, goal-oriented work, and the unparalleled opportunity to establish new connections with fellow residents from a stimulating array of disciplines and geographies. Writing residencies typically last four weeks. We are especially interested in applicants whose work contributes to the well-being of humanity or in some way connects with the Rockefeller Foundation’s issue areas of global health; climate and environment; urbanization; social and economic security; and food, water, and housing. We strive to select a diverse cohort to ensure that interdisciplinary and international connections remain an integral part of the Bellagio experience. The Center welcomes collaborative residencies for two to four people working on the same project.

How to Apply: Apply directly to sponsor.  

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://www.rockefellerfoundation.org/bellagio-center/residency-program/academic-writing-residency
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Title: Evaluation of the Office for Victims of Crime Wraparound Victim Legal Assistance Network Demonstration Project (NIJ-2012-3212/CFDA 16.560)
Sponsor: National Institute of Justice (NIJ)
Deadline: 5/8/12
Amount: Unspecified

Description/Eligibility: NIJ seeks proposals to evaluate the first phase of the Office for Victims of Crime (OVC) Wraparound Victim Legal Assistance Network Demonstration Project (see www.ojp.usdoj.gov/ovc/grants/pdftxt/FY2012_WraparoundVictimLegalAssistance.pdf). The OVC Wraparound Victim Legal Assistance Network Project will fund up to six demonstration sites to develop holistic models for wraparound pro bono legal assistance networks that offer the wide range of legal assistance that victims need in the wake of their victimization.

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

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://www07.grants.gov/search/search.do?&mode=VIEW&oppId=160593
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Title: “Our Shared Past” World History Curriculum Grant Program    
Sponsor: Social Science Research Council (SSRC) & the British Council
Deadline: 5/10/12
Amount: $75,000

Description/Eligibility: Our Shared Past is designed to promote the development of international scholarly communities that are committed to analyzing history curriculum and reframing the teaching of world history through the identification of new scholarship and the development of new curricular content that illustrate shared cultural, economic, military, religious, social, and scientific networks and practices as well as shared global norms and values that inform world history and society. The project will encourage both the synthesis of existing scholarship on these topics and the exploration of concrete ways that this reframing can be successfully introduced into teaching curriculum in European, Middle Eastern, North African, and North American contexts.

How to Apply: Contact Melanie Morgan (mmorgan@austin.utexas.edu) in the COLA Office of Research and return Proposal Review Form by May 10th.

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://www.ssrc.org/fellowships/our-shared-past/
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Title: Victims of Human Trafficking Fellowship Program
Sponsor: Office for Victims of Crime
Deadline: 5/10/12
Amount: $135,000

Description/Eligibility: One fellowship of up to $135,000 will be awarded to an individual to work onsite in Washington, D.C., to develop or enhance training, technical assistance, public awareness, and capacity-building resources for trafficking victim service professionals, law enforcement, and allied professionals to support the expansion and effectiveness of services for victims of sex trafficking and labor trafficking within the United States (male and female; adult and minor; U.S. citizens, lawful permanent residents, and foreign nationals). The fellowship recipient must have prior experience working on initiatives related to human trafficking; and must agree to abstain from any outside employment, either compensated or uncompensated, for the duration of the fellowship, unless approved in writing by the Director of OVC. Those applying are strongly advised to begin the application process well in advance of the May 10, 2012, deadline.

How to Apply: Apply directly to sponsor. If needed, applicants may contact Kathy Thatcher thatcher@austin.utexas.edu with questions regarding federal application procedures.  

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://ovc.ncjrs.gov/Solicitation.aspx
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Title: Conference and Workshop Grants
Sponsor: Wenner-Gren Foundation for Anthropological Research
Deadline: 5/11/12
Amount: $20,000


Description/Eligibility: Conference and Workshop Grants are for amounts up to $20,000. In accordance with the mission of the Foundation, priority is given to events that foster the creation of an international community of research scholars in anthropology and advance significant and innovative anthropological research. Conferences are defined as public events that are comprised primarily of oral and poster presentations to a larger audience of anthropologists. Priority is given to major conferences sponsored by large international anthropological organizations (e.g., the European Association of Social Anthropologists, European Anthropological Association, Pan African Anthropological Association, and Latin American Anthropological Association) that serve as their annual or periodic meetings. The majority of the funds granted to such conferences is expected to be used towards expenses for international scholars who are making presentations at the conference and would not otherwise be able to attend. Workshops are defined as working meetings that focus on developing and debating topical issues in theoretical anthropology. Workshops involve a small group of scholars who meet for a sufficient period of time to deal intensively with the topic. Priority is given to those workshops that devote the majority of time to discussion and debate rather than to the presentation of papers. It is expected that workshops will result in a publication.

How to Apply: Contact Melanie Morgan (mmorgan@austin.utexas.edu) in the COLA Office of Research and return Proposal Review Form by May 11th.

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://www.wennergren.org/programs/conference-and-workshop-grants
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Title: Research on Emergency Medical Services for Children (EMSC)— R01 (PA-12-141)
Sponsor: National Institutes of Health (NIH)
Deadline: 5/15/12 (3 annual submission dates in January, May, and September)
Amount: Unspecified

Description/Eligibility: This funding opportunity invites the submission of innovative R01 (Research Project Grant) applications dealing with exploratory and developmental aspects of research included under the term EMSC: prevention research to reduce the need for emergency care; clinical research to ensure that children receive high-quality and appropriate medical, nursing and mental health care in an emergency; health systems research, from pre-hospital care, to the emergency department, to in-patient care and return to the community; models to improve service and cost efficiency in pediatric emergency care; and methodological studies to improve the quality of research conducted. Also see related opportunity listed as an R21 or Exploratory/Developmental Research Grant (PA-12-142) due 6/25/12 (3 annual submission dates in late June, October, and February).

How to Apply: Contact Kathy Thatcher (thatcher@austin.utexas.edu) in the COLA Office of Research and return Proposal Review Form by May 15th.

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-12-141.html
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Title: Core Techniques and Technologies for Advancing Big Data Science and Engineering (BIGDATA) (NSF 12-499)
Sponsor: National Science Foundation
Deadline: 5/23/12 (Mid-Scale Projects)
Amount: $250,001-$1,000,000/yr. for up to 5 years

Description/Eligibility: The Core Techniques and Technologies for Advancing Big Data Science & Engineering (BIGDATA) solicitation aims to advance the core scientific and technological means of managing, analyzing, visualizing, and extracting useful information from large, diverse, distributed and heterogeneous data sets so as to: accelerate the progress of scientific discovery and innovation; lead to new fields of inquiry that would not otherwise be possible; encourage the development of new data analytic tools and algorithms; facilitate scalable, accessible, and sustainable data infrastructure; increase understanding of human and social processes and interactions; and promote economic growth and improved health and quality of life.

How to Apply: Contact Kathy Thatcher (thatcher@austin.utexas.edu) in the COLA Office of Research and return Proposal Review Form by May 23rd.

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2012/nsf12499/nsf12499.htm?WT.mc_id=USNSF_179
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Title: International Collaborative Research Grant (ICRG)
Sponsor: Wenner-Gren Foundation for Anthropological Research
Deadline: 6/1/2012
Amount: $30,000

Description/Eligibility: Supports international research collaborations between two or more qualified scholars, where the principal investigators bring different and complementary perspectives, knowledge, and/or skills to the project. Supplemental funds are also available to provide essential training for academic research participants in ICRG-funded projects (co-applicants, students, as well as other professional colleagues). By encouraging international collaborations, the grant contributes to the development of an international anthropology that values and incorporates different national perspectives and resources. By providing training funds, the grant helps to build capacity in countries were anthropology may be under-resourced.

How to Apply: Apply directly to sponsor. Note: If you prefer for UT Austin to receive and manage the funds, please contact Melanie Morgan (mmorgan@austin.utexas.edu) by 5/11/12.

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://www.wennergren.org/programs/international-collaborative-research-grants
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Title: Arts Writers Grant Program
Sponsor: Creative Capital and the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts
Deadline: 6/2/2012
Amount: $3,000-$50,000

Description/Eligibility: Supports individual writers whose work addresses contemporary visual art through grants in the following categories: Articles, Blogs, Books, New and Alternative Media, Short-Form Writing. To be eligible, the arts writer must be an art historian, artist, critic, journalist or practitioner in an outside field who is strongly engaged with the contemporary visual arts; a U.S. citizen, permanent resident, or poses an O-1 visa; be at least 25 years old; and be a published author.

How to Apply: Apply directly to sponsor.

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://artswriters.org/index.php?action=home
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Title: Congressional Fellowships on Women and Public Policy
Sponsor: Women’s Research and Education Institute
Deadline: 6/15/2012
Amount: $1,450/mo.

Description/Eligibility: WREI awards annual fellowships to a select number of graduate students with a proven commitment to equity for women. WREI Fellows gain practical policymaking experience and graduate credit as they work from January to August as Congressional legislative aides in Washington, D.C. Fellows receive stipends for tuition and living expenses. Only students who are currently enrolled in a master's, doctoral, or professional degree program at an accredited institution in the United States or who have completed such a program within the past 18 months are eligible. WREI strongly recommends that applicants have completed at least nine hours of graduate coursework before applying, and have a demonstrated interest in research or political activity relevant to women's social and political status. Competition often includes lawyers, doctors, M.B.A.s, and Ph.D. candidates with extensive professional and volunteer experience.

How to Apply: Apply directly to sponsor.

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://www.wrei.org/Fellows.htm
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Title: Core Techniques and Technologies for Advancing Big Data Science and Engineering (BIGDATA) (NSF 12-499)
Sponsor: National Science Foundation
Deadline: 6/20/12 (Small Projects)
Amount: $250,000/yr. for up to 3 years

Description/Eligibility: The Core Techniques and Technologies for Advancing Big Data Science & Engineering (BIGDATA) solicitation aims to advance the core scientific and technological means of managing, analyzing, visualizing, and extracting useful information from large, diverse, distributed and heterogeneous data sets so as to: accelerate the progress of scientific discovery and innovation; lead to new fields of inquiry that would not otherwise be possible; encourage the development of new data analytic tools and algorithms; facilitate scalable, accessible, and sustainable data infrastructure; increase understanding of human and social processes and interactions; and promote economic growth and improved health and quality of life.

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

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2012/nsf12499/nsf12499.htm?WT.mc_id=USNSF_179
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Title: Research on Emergency Medical Services for Children (EMSC)—R21 (PA-12-142)
Sponsor: National Institutes of Health (NIH)
Deadline: 6/25/12 (3 annual submission dates in late June, October, and February)
Amount: $275,000 (over 2 years, max $200,000/yr.)

Description/Eligibility: This funding opportunity invites the submission of innovative R21 (Exploratory/Developmental Research Grant) or R01 (Research Project Grant) applications dealing with exploratory and developmental aspects of research included under the term EMSC: prevention research to reduce the need for emergency care; clinical research to ensure that children receive high-quality and appropriate medical, nursing and mental health care in an emergency; health systems research, from pre-hospital care, to the emergency department, to in-patient care and return to the community; models to improve service and cost efficiency in pediatric emergency care; and methodological studies to improve the quality of research conducted.  Also see related R01 Research Project Grant (PA-12-141) due 5/15/12 (3 annual submission dates in January, May, and September).

How to Apply: Contact Kathy Thatcher (thatcher@austin.utexas.edu) in the COLA Office of Research and return Proposal Review Form by June 25th.

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-12-142.html
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Title: NCI Exploratory/Developmental Research Grant Program (NCI Omnibus R21)—Cancer Research (PAR-12-145)
Sponsor: National Cancer Institute (NCI), National Institutes of Health (NIH)
Deadline: 6/25/12 (3 annual submission dates in late June, October, and February)
Amount: $200,000

Description/Eligibility: The National Cancer Institute (NCI) Exploratory/Developmental Grant (R21) funding opportunity supports the development of new research activities in all areas of cancer research. The 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 cancer research (biomedical, behavioral, or clinical). See also R03 Small Grant opportunity (PAR-12-144) due 6/25/12 (3 annual submission dates in late June, October, and February).

How to Apply: Contact Kathy Thatcher (thatcher@austin.utexas.edu) in the COLA Office of Research and return Proposal Review Form by June 25th.

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-12-145.html
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Title: NCI Exploratory/Developmental Research Grant Program (NCI Omnibus R03)—Cancer Research (PAR-12-144)
Sponsor: National Cancer Institute (NCI), National Institutes of Health (NIH)
Deadline: 6/25/12 (3 annual submission dates in late June, October, and February)
Amount: $200,000

Description/Eligibility: This funding opportunity announcement (FOA), issued by the National Cancer Institute (NCI), of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) supports small research projects on cancer that can be carried out in a short period of time with limited resources. 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. See also R21 Exploratory/Developmental Grant opportunity (PAR-12-145) due 6/25/12 (3 annual submission dates in late June, October, and February).

How to Apply: Contact Kathy Thatcher (thatcher@austin.utexas.edu) in the COLA Office of Research and return Proposal Review Form by June 25th.

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-12-145.html
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Title: Hagley Museum and Library Short-Term Grants-in-Aid: Exploratory and Advanced Research Grants
Sponsor: Hagley Museum and Library
Deadline: 6/30/2012
Amount: Varies

Description/Eligibility: The Hagley Museum and Library offers three grants to support research using its collections. Hagley Exploratory research grants ($400) support one-week visits by scholars who believe that their project will benefit from Hagley research collections, but need the opportunity to explore them on-site to determine if a Henry Belin du Pont research grant application is warranted. Priority will be given to junior scholars with innovative projects that seek to expand on existing scholarship. Henry Belin du Pont Research Grants (8 wks., $400/wk.) enable scholars to pursue advanced research and study in the library, archival, pictorial, and artifact collections of the Hagley Museum and Library. The Hagley also offers a Henry Belin du Pont Dissertation Fellowships (due Nov. 15) designed for graduate students who have completed all course work for the doctoral degree and are conducting research on their dissertation. Applicants’ research should deal with historical questions that would benefit from the use of the Hagley’s research collections.

How to Apply: Apply directly to sponsor.  

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://www.hagley.org/library/center/grants.html
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Title: Graduate Education Fellowships
Sponsor: Fannie and John Hertz Foundation
Deadline: Fall 2012
Amount: $250,000 over 5 yrs.

Description/Eligibility: The program provides more than $250,000 for up to five years to fifteen doctoral students working in the applied physical, biological, and engineering sciences. The foundation also has announced a recapitalization initiative for the program, with the goal of providing additional support to top students in those fields. U.S. citizens and permanent residents only. Eligible fields in Liberal Arts include: Earth and Geo Sciences.

How to Apply: Apply directly to sponsor.  

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://www.hertzfoundation.org/dx/fellowships/award.aspx
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Title: Dear Colleague Letter: Data Citation in the Geosciences (NSF 12-058)
Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)
Deadline: N/A
Amount: N/A

Description/Eligibility: This letter discusses the Directorate for Geosciences emphasis on equal and open access to data and data sets, and challenges “members of the community to lead an evolutionary transformation to establish data citation within the geosciences as the rule rather than the exception.” This letter may be of interest to PIs preparing proposals to this Directorate.

How to Apply: N/A

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2012/nsf12058/nsf12058.jsp?WT.mc_id=USNSF_25&WT.mc_ev=click


Title: Dear Colleague Letter: Data Intensive Education-Related Research Funding Opportunities
Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)
Deadline: N/A
Amount: N/A

Description/Eligibility: The purpose of this letter is to inform you of an upcoming solicitation related to data-intensive education research that is expected to occur during FY 2012-2013 and to highlight existing complementary data-intensive education research funding opportunities.

How to Apply: N/A

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2012/nsf12060/nsf12060.jsp?WT.mc_id=USNSF_25&WT.mc_ev=click
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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 Ray Smith destin@austin.utexas.edu for Post-Award


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