College of Liberal Arts

COLA Grants Digest: April 10, 2012

Tue, Apr 10, 2012

Highlights: Evidence-Based Research on Humanitarian Decision Making (Dept. of State, Bureau of Population, Refugees & Migration); Research to Action: Assessing and Addressing Community Exposures to Environmental Contaminants (NIH)
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Title: Study of the U.S. Institutes for Student Leaders on Public Policy and Government Leadership (ECA-A-E-USS-12-24)
Sponsor: U.S. Dept. of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA)
Deadline: 4/13/12
Amount: $1,200,000

Description/Eligibility: ECA is seeking proposal submissions for the design and implementation of four (4) Study of the U.S. Institutes for Student Leaders under the theme of Public Policy and Government Leadership. The Institutes should take place at U.S. academic institutions and should provide groups of foreign undergraduate students from the countries listed below with in-depth sessions on Public Policy. Each six-week Institute should include four weeks of academic residency followed by a two-week integrated educational travel tour to expose participants to a different region of the United States. Applicants should submit a proposal to administer four Study of the U.S. Institutes on Public Policy and Government Leadership. ECA will award one cooperative agreement for the administration of all four Institutes. The Institutes will take place in the summer of 2013 and each will host up to 20 participants. ECA welcomes applications from accredited post-secondary education institutions in the United States and public and private non-profit organizations.

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

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://exchanges.state.gov/grants/open2.html
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Title: Clara Mayo Grant Program in Support of Masters’ Theses and Pre-Dissertation Research on Sexism, Racism, or Prejudice
Sponsor: Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues
Deadline: 4/16/2012 (next deadline is 10/15)
Amount: $1,000

Description/Eligibility: The Clara Mayo Grant program was set up to support masters’ theses or pre-dissertation research on aspects of sexism, racism, or prejudice, with preference given to students enrolled in a terminal master’s program. Studies of the application of theory or the design of interventions or treatments to address these problems are welcome. Individuals who are SPSSI members and who have matriculated in graduate programs in psychology, applied social science, and related disciplines may apply. University match preferred.

How to Apply: Contact Melanie Morgan (mmorgan@austin.utexas.edu) by 4/16 if you plan to request matching support. Student should submit application directly to sponsor by 5/7.

Full Announcement/Contacts: https://www.spssi.org/index.cfm?fuseaction=page.viewpage&pageid=727
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Title: FY 2012 Funding Opportunity Announcement for Research Projects to Strengthen Evidence-Based Humanitarian Decision Making by PRM and its Partners Worldwide (PRM-PRP-12-CA-04052012)
Sponsor: U.S. Dept. of State, Bureau of Population, Refugees and Migration (PRM)
Deadline: 4/17/12
Amount: $50,000-$250,000

Description/Eligibility: PRM will prioritize funding for projects involving research, assessment, formative evaluation, and the development of tools, operational guidance, and/or best practices to strengthen evidence-based humanitarian decision-making concerning one or more of the following topics/research questions: 1) Partnerships with local NGOs; 2) Sustaining returns; 3) Education as Protection; 4) Comparing modes of assistance; 5) Impacts of statelessness on women and children; 6) Capacity to care for refugees with significant medical conditions.

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

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://www.state.gov/j/prm/funding/2012/187479.htm
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Title: Funding for Start-Up Projects in Music, Education and Community Organizing
Sponsor: Sparkplug Foundation
Deadline: 4/19/12 (UT-Sponsored) OR 5/9/12 (independent applications)
Amount: $50,000-$250,000

Description/Eligibility: The Sparkplug Foundation is a family foundation that funds start-up organizations and new projects of established organizations in music, education and community organizing. We aim to support the development of emerging democratic movements and communities working on issues of local democracy, justice, and sustainable energy in the rebuilding of the U.S. and global economies.

How to Apply: The Sparkplug Foundation does not accept applications from universities or from organizations with budgets over $1M. There are two ways UT faculty or grad students might apply for this grant: 1) UT may act as a fiscal sponsor for a start-up or community project in its early stages. If this is the case, please contact Melanie Morgan (mmorgan@austin.utexas.edu) and return Proposal Review Form by 4/19. 2) You may apply in collaboration with a 501(c)(3) organization other than UT that meets the sponsor’s requirements. If this is the case, apply directly to the sponsor by 5/9.

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://sparkplugfoundation.org/content/guidelines
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Title: Senior Corps Relinquishment Funds Grants (CNCS-GRANTS-040412)
Sponsor: Corporation for National and Community Service
Deadline: 4/24/12
Amount: $105,000 ($350/volunteer for 300 vols.)

Description/Eligibility: For the FY 2012 Senior Corps competition, CNCS will prioritize investment in the following areas of its work: For RSVP Program: • New grants to operate in geographic areas where there are no longer projects due to grant relinquishment, as defined below (NOTE: Travis Co. not listed, on-campus service would not qualify under this category). • Grant augmentations to existing grantees to incorporate new Veterans, including Department of Labor (DOL) Vets activities and/or other veteran’s and military families programming. A grant relinquishment is defined as a voluntary choice by a Senior Corps sponsor to discontinue using the Federal funding available to support the Senior Corps volunteers and volunteer services in their community.

How to Apply: Contact Kathy Thatcher (thatcher@austin.utexas.edu) in the COLA Office of Research and return Proposal Review Form by 4/24.

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://www07.grants.gov/search/announce.do;jsessionid=4r9TPDMDqv6zsDHz0T4SPhz47XDVmN120WzNNRb1LMTXWvwkKGcg!-916096435
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Title: The Grawemeyer Awards
Sponsor: University of Louisville
Deadline: 4/30/12
Amount: $100,000 (over 5 yrs.)

Description/Eligibility: The Grawemeyer Award is intended to stimulate the dissemination, public scrutiny and implementation of ideas that have potential to bring about significant improvement in educational practice and advances in educational attainment. The award is intended not only to reward the individuals responsible, but also to draw attention to their ideas, proposals or achievements. The award is designed to recognize a specific recent achievement rather than a lifetime of accomplishment. Ideas eligible for nomination may have an individual author or authors. The competition does not limit the format in which the idea or achievement appears. Consideration will be given to printed books, articles appearing in scholarly journals, technological advances, software, research reports, conference presentations, or other widely and publicly disseminated forms.

How to Apply: Professional educators, educational institutions and organizations, publishers and editors of educational books and journals may nominate individuals and non-profit organizations. Self-nomination not permitted. Submit hard-copy application directly to sponsor.

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://grawemeyer.org/education/description.html/
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Title: Elizabeth Neuffer Fellowship
Sponsor: International Women’s Media Foundation
Deadline: 4/30/12
Amount: Living stipend

Description/Eligibility: The goal of the Elizabeth Neuffer Fellowship is to provide a woman journalist with a transformative experience that will impact her career by offering her the opportunity to conduct research at leading academic institutions and build journalistic skills. The Elizabeth Neuffer Fellowship seeks to impact public awareness of human rights journalism by encouraging dialogue and discussion about critical human rights issues. Open to women journalists worldwide whose work focuses on human rights and social justice. Journalists working in the print, broadcast and Internet media, including freelancers, are eligible to apply. Applicants must have a minimum of three years of experience in journalism.

How to Apply: Submit online application directly to sponsor via email.

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://iwmf.org/pioneering-change/elizabeth-neuffer-fellowship/neuffer-fellowship-faq.aspx
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Title: Iraqi Young Leaders Exchange Program & Youth Leadership Program with Belarus (ECA-PE-C-PY-12-63)
Sponsor: Dept. of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA)
Deadline: 5/1/2012
Amount: $450,000

Description/Eligibility: The Office of Citizen Exchanges, Youth Programs Division, of the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs announces an open competition for two distinct Youth Leadership Programs, one with Iraq and another with Belarus. Public and private non-profit organizations may submit proposals to support English-speaking secondary school students from Iraq or Belarus in three-to four-week U.S.-based exchanges in summer 2013 that explore the primary themes of civic rights and responsibilities, leadership development, respect for diversity, and community engagement. Participants will be joined by competitively selected American secondary students in all of the U.S.-based activities. The program will conclude with follow-on activities in the participants; home communities in which they apply the knowledge and skills acquired during the exchange experience. Applicants of each program must have their own overseas partner organization, branch office, or other affiliates/consultants that can directly manage the recruitment and selection of participants as well as alumni follow-on activities. For the Iraq project, the partner must be in Iraq. For the Belarus project, the partner may be located in another Eastern European country.

How to Apply: Contact Kathy Thatcher (thatcher@austin.utexas.edu) in the COLA Office of Research and return Proposal Review Form by 5/1.

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://www07.grants.gov/search/search.do?&mode=VIEW&oppId=162194
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Title: Reduction of Vulnerability to Coastal Natural Hazards in Asia (APS-OFDA-12-000005)
Sponsor: U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID)
Deadline: 5/4/2012 (Concept Paper)
Amount: $500,000-$4,000,000

Description/Eligibility: Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance (OFDA) is seeking applications for coastal resilience in Southeast Asia and the Pacific. Applications must identify and target the most disaster-prone and vulnerable areas and communities in Burma, Indonesia, Fiji, Kiribati, Nauru, Tonga, Tuvalu, Papua New Guinea, Vanuatu, Solomon Islands, Republic of the Marshall Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Palau, Samoa, Philippines, Papua New Guinea, East Timor, and Vietnam. Among these countries, applicant submissions may address a single country or groups of countries. OFDA is not obligated to provide funding for activities in each or any of the countries listed in the APS. OFDA will base funding decisions on the Evaluation Criteria described in section F of the APS. Organizations may submit more than one application, but each application should be for a different country or countries.

How to Apply: Contact Kathy Thatcher (thatcher@austin.utexas.edu) in the COLA Office of Research and return Proposal Review Form by 5/4.

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://www07.grants.gov/search/search.do?&mode=VIEW&oppId=160853
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Title: Research on Domestic Radicalization (NIJ-2012-3136 / CFDA #16.650)
Sponsor: National Institute of Justice
Deadline: 5/8/2012
Amount: $500,000-$1,000,000

Description/Eligibility: NIJ seeks proposals for funding research to support Federal, State, local, and tribal criminal justice agencies in meeting the challenges posed by domestic radicalization to violence. 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.

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://www07.grants.gov/search/search.do?&mode=VIEW&oppId=158373
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Title: Research and Evaluation on Metropolitan Crime (NIJ-2012-3215 / CFDA #16.560)
Sponsor: National Institute of Justice
Deadline: 5/10/2012
Amount: $750,000

Description/Eligibility: NIJ seeks proposals to conduct criminal justice research that leverages municipal operation datasets both within and across jurisdictions. NIJ is interested in the feasibility of combining multiple datasets from various agencies to conduct research on criminal justice issues in urban and suburban environments. This research is critical in enhancing public safety by giving law enforcement the tools to understand the changing nature of crime in metropolitan areas. Authorizing Legislation: Title I of the Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act of 1968 (sections 201 and 202); Department of Justice Appropriations Act, 2012 (Public Law 112-55).

How to Apply: Contact Kathy Thatcher (thatcher@austin.utexas.edu) in the COLA Office of Research and return Proposal Review Form by 5/10.

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://www07.grants.gov/search/search.do?&mode=VIEW&oppId=161753
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Title: Evaluation of the Implementation of the Sex Offender Treatment Intervention and Progress Scale (SOTIPS) (NIJ-2012-3169)
Sponsor: National Institute of Justice
Deadline: 5/10/2012
Amount: $1,500,000

Description/Eligibility: As part of a collaborative effort with the Office of Sex Offender Sentencing, Monitoring, Apprehending, Registering, and Tracking (SMART), NIJ seeks competitive proposals for a single award that will support an evaluation of the implementation of the Sex Offender Treatment Intervention and Progress Scale (SOTIPS). Developed by the state of Vermont, SOTIPS combines static and dynamic risk measures into an overall assessment tool to predict sexual recidivism. It was hypothesized that SOTIPS, used in conjunction with the Static-99R, would better predict sexual recidivism than either type of measure (static or dynamic) alone. Results from a recent NIJ-funded evaluation found the combined static (Static-99R) and dynamic risk measure (SOTIPS) consistently predicted recidivism and outperformed either instrument when used alone. Based on these positive findings, SMART will fund the implementation of SOTIPS in up to three sites. The proposed evaluation should include an implementation and process evaluation, as well as an assessment of relevant outcome measures, including but not limited to treatment efficacy and recidivism.

How to Apply: Contact Kathy Thatcher (thatcher@austin.utexas.edu) in the COLA Office of Research and return Proposal Review Form by 5/10.

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://www07.grants.gov/search/search.do?&mode=VIEW&oppId=162273
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Title: Evaluation of the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention FY 2010 Second Chance Act Juvenile Offender Reentry Demonstration Projects (NIJ-2012-3162 / CFDA #16.560)
Sponsor: National Institute of Justice
Deadline: 5/10/2012
Amount: $2,000,000

Description/Eligibility: NIJ seeks applications for a comprehensive evaluation of up to five juvenile offender demonstration projects funded under the Second Chance Act of 2007. This solicitation seeks to award a grant to measure the processes, outcomes, costs, and impacts of the juvenile offender reentry programs that received funding in FY 2010 from the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP), and to assess the effectiveness of the Second Chance Act in reducing recidivism among juvenile offenders.

How to Apply: Contact Kathy Thatcher (thatcher@austin.utexas.edu) in the COLA Office of Research and return Proposal Review Form by 5/10.

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://www07.grants.gov/search/search.do?&mode=VIEW&oppId=162573
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Title: Paraguay: Women’s Leadership Program
Sponsor: Higher Education Development (HED) and USAID/Paraguay
Deadline: 5/15/2012
Amount: $812,000

Description/Eligibility: Higher Education for Development (HED), in cooperation with the United States Agency for International Development (USAID/Paraguay) is issuing a Request for Applications (RFA) for a women’s leadership higher education partnership in Paraguay. HED expects to make one (1) award of up to $812,000 USD for three (3) years for a higher education partnership between one or more higher education institution(s) in the United States and the National University of Asuncion in Paraguay. The partnership will center on strengthening institutional capacity to advance women’s leadership and prepare graduates in the agricultural sector who can contribute to promoting gender equality in Paraguay’s workforce.

How to Apply: Contact Kathy Thatcher (thatcher@austin.utexas.edu) in the COLA Office of Research and return Proposal Review Form by 5/15.

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://www.hedprogram.org/funding/rfa/WLP-Paraguay2012.cfm
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Title: Research to Action: Assessing and Addressing Community Exposures to Environmental Contaminants (R01) (PA-12-153)
Sponsor: National Institutes of Health
Deadline: 6/14/15 (next deadline 10/15/12)
Amount: $500,000

Description/Eligibility: This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is part of the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) “Partnerships for Environmental Public Health” (PEPH) program (http://www.niehs.nih.gov/research/supported/programs/peph/index.cfm).  The PEPH program supports a variety of research, outreach, and training/educational activities to identify, prevent, reduce, or eliminate environmental exposures that lead to adverse health outcomes in communities. This particular FOA encourages community-engagement projects designed to investigate the potential health risks of environmental exposures of concern to a community and to implement an environmental public health action plan based on research findings.

How to Apply: Contact Kathy Thatcher (thatcher@austin.utexas.edu) in the COLA Office of Research and return Proposal Review Form by 6/14.

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-12-153.html
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Title: EarthScope (12-550)
Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)
Deadline: 6/25/12
Amount: $6M for 15-25 awards

Description/Eligibility: EarthScope is an Earth science program to explore the 4-dimensional structure of the North American continent. The EarthScope Program provides a framework for broad, integrated studies across the Earth sciences, including research on fault properties and the earthquake process, strain transfer, magmatic and hydrous fluids in the crust and mantle, plate boundary processes, large-scale continental deformation, continental structure and evolution, and composition and structure of the deep Earth. In addition, EarthScope offers a centralized forum for Earth science education at all levels and an excellent opportunity to develop cyberinfrastructure to integrate, distribute, and analyze diverse data sets.

How to Apply: Contact Kathy Thatcher (thatcher@austin.utexas.edu) in the COLA Office of Research and return Proposal Review Form by 6/25.

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2012/nsf12550/nsf12550.htm?WT.mc_id=USNSF_25&WT.mc_ev=click
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Title: Institute for Humane Studies Journalism Internship Program
Sponsor: George Mason University
Deadline: 7/1/2012 (Add’l deadlines: Nov. 15, Jan. 31)
Amount: $3,200 stipend + travel

Description/Eligibility: The IHS Journalism Internship Program places talented writers and communicators—who support individual liberty, free markets, and peace—at media companies and non-profit newsrooms. Past interns have worked at 20/20, The Orange County Register, Reason.TV, Fox News, and many other organizations. Internships occur during the spring, summer, and fall. Most accepted applicants have attended an IHS Summer Seminar, either Journalism and a Free Society or another seminar.

How to Apply: Apply directly to sponsor.

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://www.theihs.org/ihs-journalism-internship-program
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Title: Nonprofit Sector Research Fund—William Randolph Hearst Endowed Fellowship (for Minority Students)
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Deadline: 7/13/12 (Add’l deadlines: 12/14/12, 3/29/13)
Amount: $2,000-$4,000

Description/Eligibility: The Aspen Institute Program on Philanthropy and Social Innovation (PSI) in Washington, DC, offers the William Randolph Hearst Endowed Fellowship three times annually. The fellowship, which is based on academic excellence and need, is open to both undergraduate and graduate students of color. The Hearst Fellow serves as an intern with PSI in the Washington, DC office of the Aspen Institute. Through this fellowship, PSI seeks to introduce a diverse group of students to issues and challenges affecting philanthropy, social enterprise, nonprofit organizations, and other actors in the social sector. Recipients may arrange with their colleges or universities to receive academic credit for this experience.

How to Apply: Apply directly to sponsor.

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://www.aspeninstitute.org/policy-work/nonprofit-philanthropy/leadership-initiatives/hearst
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Title: FY2013 Multistate Conservation Grant Program (F12AS00114)
Sponsor: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Deadline: 7/16/12
Amount: $1,000,000

Description/Eligibility: The Multistate Conservation Grant Program may have up to $6,000,000 available each year for the purpose of funding multistate conservation project grants. The Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service-Division of Wildlife and Sport Fish Restoration cooperatively administer the program. The Service ultimately awards and manages the grants; however, the Association administers the grant application process, provides oversight, coordination and guidance. The mission of the Multistate Conservation Grant Program is to strengthen the ability of State and Territorial fish and wildlife agencies to meet effectively the consumptive needs and non-consumptive needs of the public for fish and wildlife resources.

How to Apply: Contact Kathy Thatcher (thatcher@austin.utexas.edu) in the COLA Office of Research and return Proposal Review Form by 7/16.

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://www07.grants.gov/search/search.do?&mode=VIEW&oppId=161634
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Title: U.S.-Japan Policy
Sponsor: United States-Japan Foundation
Deadline: 6/25/12 (Add’l deadline: Nov. 30, 2012)
Amount: Unspecified

Description/Eligibility: The United States-Japan Foundation supports a variety of policy-related studies, initiatives and exchanges in pursuit of its mission: to promote stronger ties between the United States and Japan through greater mutual knowledge and understanding, to increase broad awareness of important policy issues, and to address common concerns in the Asia-Pacific region through the US-Japan perspective. Although the Foundation recognizes that frank and frequent dialogue among US-Japan policymakers and specialists is important for the bilateral relationship, it favors proposals containing a strong original research component. Research has a broad meaning in this context. It often includes a structured analysis of data or policies that yields a publishable result and makes a contribution to the body of evidence in support of viable solutions to problems of common US-Japan interest. It could also include visiting fellowships in particular policy areas, study groups or other formats. Collaboration between US and Japanese institutions is encouraged.

How to Apply: Contact Melanie Morgan (mmorgan@austin.utexas.edu) in the COLA Office of Research and return Proposal Review Form by 6/25.

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://www.us-jf.org/usjapan_policy.html
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Title: U.S.-China Program for Biomedical Collaborative Research (R01) (RFA-AI-12-021)
Sponsor: National Institutes of Health (NIH)
Deadline: 7/30/12 (Letter of Intent)
Amount: $200,000/yr. (3yrs.)

Description/Eligibility: The purpose of the U.S.-China Program for Biomedical Collaborative Research is to stimulate collaborative basic, translational, and applied research between U.S.-based researchers and Chinese researchers in the areas of allergy, immunology, and infectious diseases including HIV/AIDS and its co-morbidities and co-infections, cancer, mental health, Parkinson’s disease (PD), and stroke.

How to Apply: Contact Kathy Thatcher (thatcher@austin.utexas.edu) in the COLA Office of Research and return Proposal Review Form by 7/30. Interested faculty in the Dept. of Psychology should contact Kristin Weidman at kristin@austin.utexas.edu.

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-AI-12-021.html
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Title: United States Institute of Peace—Annual Grant Competition
Sponsor: United States Institute of Peace
Deadline: 9/10/12
Amount: $50,000-$120,000

Description/Eligibility: The Annual Grant Competition supports innovative peace-building projects involving research, the identification of promising models and effective practices, the development of practitioner resources and tools, the development and delivery of education, training and dialogue programs, and the production of films, radio programs, and other media; and funds projects focused on preventing, managing, and resolving violent conflict and promoting post-conflict peacebuilding in settings outside the borders of the U.S. Awards support activities that apply across a broad range of relevant disciplines, skills, and approaches. USIP welcomes proposals of an interdisciplinary or multidisciplinary nature.

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

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://www.usip.org/grants-fellowships/annual-grant-competition
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Title: CCWH Catherine Prelinger Award
Sponsor: Coordinating Council for Women in History
Deadline: 9/15/12
Amount: $20,000

Description/Eligibility: This award, named for Catherine Prelinger, a former CCWH president and nontraditional scholar, is intended to enhance the work of a contemporary scholar whose academic path has not followed the traditional path of uninterrupted study, moving from completed secondary, to undergraduate, then graduate degrees, followed by a tenure-track faculty position. These funds were granted to CCWH by an anonymous donor in honor of the many years of work this organization has devoted to exploring women’s history, encouraging opportunities for women in the historical profession, and in educating young women to pursue careers in the historical profession. This award is intended to enhance the ability of the recipient to carry on these CCWH traditions through contributions to women in history, either through scholarly or professional activity. Eligible applicants must be members of CCWH and must hold either A.B.D. status or the Ph.D. at the time of application. They shall be actively engaged in scholarship that is historical in nature, although the degree may be in related fields. Applicants will show evidence of a nontraditional professional career and describe a project that will further enhance women’s roles in history. The Prelinger Committee encourages applications from independent and non-academic scholars.

How to Apply: Apply directly to sponsor.  

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://theccwh.org/awards.htm#Prelinger
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Title: Research Supplements to Promote Diversity in Health-Related Research (PA-08-190)
Sponsor: National Institutes of Health (NIH)
Deadline: Applications can be received at any time (through 9/10/12)
Amount: $5,000-$75,000

Description/Eligibility: The National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) hereby notify Principal Investigators holding specific types of NIH research grants, listed in the full Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) that funds are available for administrative supplements to improve the diversity of the research workforce by supporting and recruiting students, postdoctorates, and eligible investigators from groups that have been shown to be underrepresented.

How to Apply: Contact Kathy Thatcher (thatcher@austin.utexas.edu) in the COLA Office of Research and return Proposal Review Form through 9/10. Interested faculty in the Dept. of Psychology should contact Kristin Weidman at kristin@austin.utexas.edu.

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-08-190.html
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Title: Public Private Innovative Development Initiative – Afghanistan (APS-306-12-013)
Sponsor: U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID)
Deadline: 10/10/12
Amount: $500,000

Description/Eligibility: This Annual Program Statement (APS) solicits applications from prospective private sector partners to assist in carrying out priority development programs by complementing the existing activities of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) in Afghanistan. USAID is committed to improving the ways in which we execute our foreign assistance programs through broader collaboration with new partners. The Agency seeks, through the establishment of public-private alliances, where appropriate, to stimulate private-sector-led development and increased private sector investment in Afghanistan. USAID is particularly interested in innovative approaches that can have a significant impact on a major development challenge. Alliance partners are expected to bring significant new resources, ideas, technologies and/or partners to address priority development problems and challenges. Prospective alliance partners will be able to clearly articulate the value that they bring to a particular development challenge or USAID initiative, for example, by helping to increase the scale, efficiency, effectiveness, and/or sustainability of an initiative.

How to Apply: Contact Kathy Thatcher (thatcher@austin.utexas.edu) in the COLA Office of Research and return Proposal Review Form by 10/10. Submit concept paper, full applications will be invited.

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://www07.grants.gov/search/search.do?&mode=VIEW&oppId=129593
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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/

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