College of Liberal Arts

COLA Grants Digest: April 17, 2012

Tue, Apr 17, 2012

Announcements:
LabSpace Accepting Applications: If you are seeking a space to support externally funded research, consider applying for LabSpace concurrently with an external research proposal. Limited lab space is available now, with more to become available in the new Liberal Arts Building (CLA) after January, 2013. Please visit the guidelines at: www.utexas.edu/cola/laits/labspace/
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Title: Population & Reproductive Health Grants
Sponsor: MacArthur Foundation
Deadline: Currently accepting LOIs
Amount: Unspecified

Description/Eligibility: MacArthur's population and reproductive health (PRH) grantmaking focuses its work in three countries—India, Mexico, and Nigeria—chosen because they represent different conditions and are influential within their respective regions. Within each country the Foundation has selected priority states where grantmaking is concentrated. Grants focus on the two priority themes: Maternal Mortality and Morbidity, and Young People’s Sexual and Reproductive Health Rights. Graduate students not eligible.

How to Apply: Contact Melanie Morgan (mmorgan@austin.utexas.edu) in the COLA Office of Research and return Proposal Review Form at any time, allowing three weeks for COLA and OSP processing. Be aware that MacArthur may post a deadline for this program at any time, be sure to monitor foundation news.  

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://www.macfound.org/info-grantseekers/grantmaking-guidelines/population-grant-guidelines/
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Title: Policy Research Grants
Sponsor: MacArthur Foundation
Deadline: Currently accepting LOIs
Amount: Unspecified

Description/Eligibility: The Policy Research area undertakes special initiatives with broad implications for domestic policy. Currently, there are four underway: The Power of Measuring Social Benefits, U.S. Fiscal Future and American Society, MacArthur Research Network on an Aging Society, and Building Resilient Regions. Three inter-related projects address economic, social, and demographic trends in U.S. society and more data- and evidence-driven policymaking, and a fourth is the capstone to more than a decade of grantmaking in regional policy and practice. Graduate students not eligible.

How to Apply: Contact Melanie Morgan (mmorgan@austin.utexas.edu) in the COLA Office of Research and return Proposal Review Form at any time, allowing three weeks for COLA and OSP processing. Be aware that MacArthur may post a deadline for this program at any time, be sure to monitor foundation news.  

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://www.macfound.org/info-grantseekers/grantmaking-guidelines/policy_research-grant-guidelines/
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Title: Decadal and Regional Climate Prediction using Earth System Models (EaSM) (12-522)
Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)
Deadline: 4/20/12
Amount: $300,000-$1,000,000

Description/Eligibility: This solicitation will capitalize on the synergy between development of climate models, their use in both the assessment and attribution of climate variability and impacts, and the development of approaches to effectively inform adaptation policy. The overall goal of the EaSM solicitation is to improve on and expand upon current modeling capabilities to substantively advance reliable regional and decadal climate predictions and their connection to human systems.

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

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2012/nsf12522/nsf12522.htm
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Title: Innovation Lab: Round 2
Sponsor: American Association of Museums
Deadline: 4/23/12
Amount: $40,000 + travel/fees

Description/Eligibility: The American Association of Museums' Center for the Future of Museums, EmcArts, and the MetLife Foundation are accepting funding proposals for the second round of the Innovation Lab for Museums, a new initiative created to enable selected museums to design, research, and prototype novel approaches to field-wide adaptive challenges in a laboratory-like setting. In this second round, three proposals will be funded, with preference given to projects focusing on innovation in the realms of youth education, demographic transformation, and participatory experiences.

How to Apply: Contact Melanie Morgan (mmorgan@austin.utexas.edu) in the COLA Office of Research and return Proposal Review Form by April 23rd.

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://www.futureofmuseums.org/events/innovationlab.cfm
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Title: Cyberlearning: Transforming Education (11-587)
Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)
Deadline: 4/23/12 (LOI, Invited Full Proposals due 7/25/12)
Amount: $500,000/2-3yrs-$2,500,000/4-5yrs; Varies by Grant Type

Description/Eligibility: Through the Cyberlearning: Transforming Education program, NSF seeks to integrate advances in technology with advances in what is known about how people learn to: 1) better understand how people learn with technology and how technology can be used productively to help people learn, through individual use and/or through collaborations mediated by technology; 2) better use technology for collecting, analyzing, sharing, and managing data to shed light on learning, promoting learning, and designing learning environments; and 3) design new technologies for these purposes, and advance understanding of how to use those technologies and integrate them into learning environments so that their potential is fulfilled. Of particular interest are technological advances that allow more personalized learning experiences, draw in and promote learning among those in populations not served well by current educational practices, allow access to learning resources anytime and anywhere, and provide new ways of assessing capabilities. NOTE: Due dates vary by grant type: 4/23 is the next due date, and is for Integration and Deployment Projects (INDPs) only. Capacity Building Projects (CAPs) are due 9/24/12, Exploration Projects (EXPs) are due 11/23/12, Design and Implementation Projects (DIPs) are due 12/1/12 (increased internal review time required for January sponsor due dates), and Capacity Building Projects (CAPs) will accept applications again in February 2013.  

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

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=503581&WT.mc_id=USNSF_39&WT.mc_ev=click
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Title: Eliciting and Applying Local Research Knowledge for Peacebuilding and Statebuilding (sub-Saharan Africa)
Sponsor: Carnegie Corporation of New York (CCNY) & International Development Research Centre (IDRC)
Deadline: 4/24/12 (LOI)
Amount: $250,000-$350,000

Description/Eligibility: The research initiative seeks to increase the level of recognition and utilization of local peacebuilding and statebuilding expertise and capacity in post-conflict contexts where challenges are most acute, with a specific emphasis on sub-Saharan Africa. This joint venture will focus on answering questions that generate new or heretofore undervalued insights about how sustainable and inclusive peace and statebuilding processes can best be attained. It will also seek to bring these insights to the attention of relevant scholarly, policy and practitioner communities. U.S. institutions should apply to the CCNY administered portion of the program.

How to Apply: Contact Melanie Morgan (mmorgan@austin.utexas.edu) in the COLA Office of Research and return Proposal Review Form by April 24th.

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://carnegie.org/news/press-releases/story/view/eliciting-and-applying-local-research-knowledge-for-peacebuilding-and-statebuilding-africa/
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Title: Partnerships for International Research and Education (PIRE) (11-564)
Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)
Deadline: 4/24/12
Amount: $4,000,000/5yrs.

Description/Eligibility: Partnerships for International Research and Education (PIRE) is an NSF-wide program that supports international activities across all NSF supported disciplines. The primary goal of PIRE is to support high quality projects in which advances in research and education could not occur without international collaboration. PIRE seeks to catalyze a higher level of international engagement in the U.S. science and engineering community.

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

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=12819&WT.mc_id=USNSF_39&WT.mc_ev=click
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Title: Research Grant Program
Sponsor: Toyota Foundation
Deadline: 4/27/12
Amount: ¥100,000,000

Description/Eligibility: Based on the theme of “Exploring Knowledge to Build a Better Future,” the program provides support to researchers uncovering new relations between people, nature, and culture, and aspiring to an enriched society in which people sustain each other. In particular, the program targets research projects with important social significance that adopt a pioneering stance based on flexible ideas that are not limited by existing frameworks. Based on projects that were funded last year, the foundation is principally interested in projects focused on Asia, especially Japan.

How to Apply: Contact Melanie Morgan (mmorgan@austin.utexas.edu) in the COLA Office of Research and return Proposal Review Form by April 27th.

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://www.toyotafound.or.jp/english/02program/e_kenkyu.html
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Title: Establishment of a University Partnership in Studies of the United States with Auaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad, Pakistan (SCAPPD-12-CA-038-SCA-050312/CFDA 19.501)
Sponsor: Bureau of South and Central Asian Affairs, U.S. Embassy in Islamabad
Deadline: 4/30/12
Amount: $1,000,000

Description/Eligibility: The Public Affairs Section of the U.S. Embassy in Islamabad announces an open competition for a cooperative agreement to 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. The University Partnership must be in studies of the United States and may include, but is 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. Objectives detailed as priorities for Quaid-i-Azam University include the development and implementation of faculty and/or student exchange programs; academic collaboration including: curriculum development, long distance teaching via internet/DVC, exchange of resource materials and publications of mutual interest, collaborative research, professional development for faculty and other collaborative programs. The means of achieving these objectives is purposefully left broad to encourage the submission of innovative proposals tailored to the international education and research goals of both institutions.

How to Apply: Contact Kathy Thatcher (thatcher@austin.utexas.edu) in the COLA Office of Research and return Proposal Review Form by April 30th.

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://www07.grants.gov/search/search.do?&mode=VIEW&oppId=156653
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Title: OVW Fiscal Year 2012 Grants to Reduce Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, and Stalking on Campus Program (OVW-2012-3147)
Sponsor: Dept. of Justice, Office of Violence against Women
Deadline: 5/1/12
Amount: $505,000

Description/Eligibility: The United States Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women (OVW) (www.ovw.usdoj.gov) is pleased to announce that it is seeking applications for the Grants to Reduce Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, and Stalking on Campus Program. This program furthers the Department’s mission by strengthening on campus victim services, security, and investigative strategies to prevent and prosecute violent crimes against women on campuses.

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

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://www07.grants.gov/search/search.do?&mode=VIEW&oppId=162993
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Title: ESF Funding Opportunity: University Partnership (20120410)
Sponsor: U.S. Mission to Tunisia
Deadline: 5/2/12
Amount: $150,000-$250,000

Description/Eligibility: This announcement is designed to support U.S. academic institutions that seek to engage with higher education institutions in Tunisia. Applicant institutions with previous project or exchange experience in Tunisia and/or in North Africa are preferred. Subject: U.S.–Tunisian University collaboration in fields related to: American Accounting Standards; Comprehensive Community College Concept; Integrated Agricultural Projects; Innovative Tourism Concepts; Implementation of the U.S. Academic System.

How to Apply: Contact Kathy Thatcher (thatcher@austin.utexas.edu) in the COLA Office of Research and return Proposal Review Form by May 2nd.

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://tunisia.usembassy.gov/esf-funding-april-10-2012.html
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Title: Risk Management Education and Outreach Partnership Program (RMA-RME-OR-2012/CFDA 10.459)
Sponsor: U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, Risk Management Education
Deadline: 5/3/12
Amount: $20,000-$99,999

Description/Eligibility: The purpose of this competitive cooperative partnership agreement program is to deliver crop insurance education and risk management training to U.S. agricultural producers to assist them in identifying and managing production, marketing, legal, financial and human risk.

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

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://www07.grants.gov/search/search.do?&mode=VIEW&oppId=164133
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Title: Ngwang Choephel Fellows Program (ECA-PE-C-PF-12-54/CFDA 19.012)
Sponsor: U.S. Dept. of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs
Deadline: 5/4/12
Amount: $250,000-$279,000

Description/Eligibility: The Office of Citizen Exchanges of the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs invites proposal submissions for the Ngwang Choephel Fellows Program. The Ngwang Choephel Program promotes activities that preserve cultural traditions, enhance sustainable development, expand economic opportunities, and support environmental conservation within Tibetan communities in China. Proposed projects must be two-way exchanges involving both U.S. and foreign participants and should take place over a two-year period.

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

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://exchanges.state.gov/grants/open2.html
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Title: The Secretary’s Global Equality Fund: Programs to Protect and Promote the Human Rights of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) People (DRLA-DRLAQM-12-045/CFDA 19.345)
Sponsor: U.S. Dept. of State, Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor
Deadline: 5/7/12
Amount: $350,000-$1,550,000

Description/Eligibility: The Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor (DRL) announces a Request for Proposals (RFP) from organizations working to promote and protect the human rights of LGBT people. Launched by Secretary Clinton in December 2011, the Secretary’s Global Equality fund aims to support the work of civil society organizations working on LGBT issues around the world.

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

Full Announcement/Contacts: https://www.grantsolutions.gov/gs/preaward/previewPublicAnnouncement.do?id=14321
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Title: Youth Leadership Program (ECA-PE-C-PY-12-59/CFDA 19.415)
Sponsor: U.S. Dept. of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs
Deadline: 5/10/12
Amount: $325,000

Description/Eligibility: Accepting proposals to provide two or more separate three- to four-week group exchanges in the United States for teenage and adult participants. Activities will focus on civic education, community service, and youth leadership development and will prepare participants to complete follow-on projects in their home communities. U.S. Embassies in the participating countries will recruit, screen, and select the participants. The successful applicant will provide flexible programming and work with ECA and U.S. Embassies as they identify the participating countries in response to emerging circumstances requiring U.S. engagement. ECA intends to award up to two cooperative agreements for this program.

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

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://exchanges.state.gov/grants/open2.html
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Title: Agriculture and Food Research Initiative—Childhood Obesity Prevention (USDA-NIFA-AFRI-003742)
Sponsor: U.S. Dept. of Agriculture
Deadline: 5/15/12
Amount: $1,000,000

Description/Eligibility: This Challenge Area Focuses on the societal challenge to end obesity among children, the number one nutrition-related problem in the US. Food is an integral part of the process that leads to obesity and USDA has a unique responsibility for the food system in the United States. This program is designed to achieve the long-term outcome of reducing the prevalence of overweight and obesity among children and adolescents 2-19 years. The Childhood Obesity Program supports Multi-function Integrated Research, Education, and/or Extension Projects and Food and Agricultural Science Enhancement (FASE) Grants.

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://www07.grants.gov/search/search.do?&mode=VIEW&oppId=162713
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Title: NLM Administrative Supplements for Informationist Services in NIH-funded Research Projects (PA-12-158)
Sponsor: National Institutes of Health (NIH)
Deadline: 5/15/12
Amount: $25,000

Description/Eligibility: NIH awardees with active R01 grants and, in some cases, with active P01, P30, P50 and U01 grants are eligible to apply for these supplements. These administrative supplements provide funds to supported research and center grants in order to enhance the storage, organization, management and use of electronic research data through the involvement of informationists, also known as in-context information specialists.

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

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-12-158.html
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Title: Evaluation of the FY 2011 Bureau of Justice Assistance Second Chance Act Adult Offender Reentry Demonstration Projects (NIJ-2012-3213)
Sponsor: National Institute of Justice (NIJ)
Deadline: 5/21/12
Amount: $400,000 and $3,000,000 (Assessment and evaluation, respectively)

Description/Eligibility: NIJ seeks proposals to examine the Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) Second Chance Act (SCA) adult offender reentry demonstration projects funded in Fiscal Year (FY) 2011. The specific focus areas under this solicitation include: (1) an evaluability assessment of eight adult offender reentry demonstration projects (anticipates one award of up to $400,000) and; (2) a comprehensive evaluation of eight adult offender reentry demonstration projects (anticipates one award of up to $3 million). Application titles should clearly indicate the focus area. Applicants may submit to either or both focus areas.

How to Apply: Contact Kathy Thatcher (thatcher@austin.utexas.edu) in the COLA Office of Research and return Proposal Review Form by May 21st.

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://www07.grants.gov/search/search.do?&mode=VIEW&oppId=163793
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Title: Strategy and Policy Fellows Program
Sponsor: Smith Richardson Foundation
Deadline: 5/25/12
Amount: $60,000

Description/Eligibility: The Smith Richardson Foundation’s International Security and Foreign Policy Program is pleased to announce its annual grant competition to support the research and writing of a book by young scholars and policy thinkers on American foreign policy, international relations, international security, military policy, and diplomatic and military history. Within the academic community, this program supports junior or adjunct faculty, research associates, and post-docs who are engaged in policy-relevant research and writing. Within the think tank community, the program supports members of the rising generation of policy thinkers who are focused on U.S. strategic and foreign policy issues.

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

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://www.srf.org/grants/international_strategy_and_policy_fellows.php
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Title: Conservation & Sustainable Development Program: Watersheds of the Andes
Sponsor: MacArthur Foundation
Deadline: 6/1/12
Amount: Unspecified

Description/Eligibility: The Tropical Andes has been called the "global epicenter of biodiversity," and is recognized as one of the richest genetic reservoirs on the planet. Representing 50 percent of the remaining tropical forest in the world, it plays a critical role in mitigating the impact of climate change. But it is also threatened by mineral and energy mining, logging, and industrial agriculture, which contribute to its 7 percent deforestation rate, the highest in the world. MacArthur's grantmaking in this region will focus on helping to balance the needs of rural and vulnerable communities with the prudent stewardship of diverse ecosystems. Graduate students not eligible.

How to Apply: Grantmaking guidelines will be released June 1st. Contact Melanie Morgan (mmorgan@austin.utexas.edu) in the COLA Office of Research and return Proposal Review Form after this date. The foundation has not yet posted a deadline for this program, but be aware that COLA and OSP processing requires 3 week advanced notification.

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://www.macfound.org/press/publications/conservation-sustainable-development-program-priorities/#andes
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Title: Bridging Cultures through Film (20100728-TW/CFDA 45.164)
Sponsor: National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH)
Deadline: 6/6/12
Amount: $800,000

Description/Eligibility: The Bridging Cultures through Film: International Topics program supports documentary films that examine international and transnational themes in the humanities. These projects are meant to spark Americans’ engagement with the broader world by exploring one or more countries and cultures outside of the United States. Proposed documentaries must be analytical and deeply grounded in humanities scholarship. The Division of Public Programs encourages the exploration of innovative nonfiction storytelling that presents multiple points of view in creative formats. The proposed film should range in length from a standard broadcast length of thirty minutes to a feature-length documentary.

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

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://www.neh.gov/grants/public/bridging-cultures-through-film-international-topics
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Title: Preservation and Access Education and Training Grants (20120626-PE/CFDA 45.149)
Sponsor: National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH)
Deadline: 6/7/12
Amount: $350,000

Description/Eligibility: The Preservation and Access Education and Training program is central to NEH’s efforts to preserve and establish access to cultural heritage collections. Thousands of libraries, archives, museums, and historical organizations across the country maintain important collections of books and manuscripts, photographs, sound recordings and moving images, archaeological and ethnographic artifacts, art and material culture collections, electronic records, and digital objects. The challenge of preserving and making accessible such large and diverse holdings is enormous and the need for knowledgeable staff is significant and ongoing. Preservation and Access Education and Training grants support national or regional (multistate) education and training programs. Grants aim to help the staff of cultural institutions, large and small, obtain the knowledge and skills needed to serve as effective stewards of humanities collections. Grants also support educational programs that prepare the next generation of conservators and preservation professionals, as well as projects that introduce the staff of cultural institutions to new information and advances in preservation and access practices.

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

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://www.neh.gov/grants/preservation/preservation-and-access-education-and-training
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Title: Research Grants
Sponsor: Leakey Foundation
Deadline: 6/25/12
Amount: $3,000-$13,500 (PhD students); $22,000 (PhDs)

Description/Eligibility: The Leakey Foundation was formed to foster research into human origins. The Foundation exclusively funds research related specifically to human origins, including paleoanthropology, genetics, primate behavior, and studies of modern hunter-gatherer groups. Other areas of study are generally not funded. Human origins research projects from PhDs and PhD Candidates (ABD) are eligible for Leakey Foundation Research Grants. There are no citizenship restrictions.

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

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://leakeyfoundation.org/grants/overview/
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Title: Humanities Collections and Reference Resources (CFDA 45.149)
Sponsor: National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH)
Deadline: 6/28/12
Amount: $40,000-$350,000

Description/Eligibility: This program supports projects that provide an essential underpinning for scholarship, education, and public programming in the humanities. Thousands of libraries, archives, museums, and historical organizations across the country maintain important collections of books and manuscripts, photographs, sound recordings and moving images, archaeological and ethnographic artifacts, art and material culture, and digital objects. Funding from this program strengthens efforts to extend the life of such materials and make their intellectual content widely accessible, often through the use of digital technology. Awards are also made to create various reference resources that facilitate use of cultural materials, from works that provide basic information quickly to tools that synthesize and codify knowledge of a subject for in-depth investigation.

How to Apply: Contact Kathy Thatcher (thatcher@austin.utexas.edu) in the COLA Office of Research and return Proposal Review Form by 6/28/12.

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://www.neh.gov/grants/preservation/humanities-collections-and-reference-resources
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Title: International Opportunities Fund
Sponsor: Belmont Forum and G8 Councils Initiative on Multilateral Research Funding
Deadline: 6/29/12
Amount: €1,000,000- €2,000,000

Description/Eligibility: This International Opportunities Fund is aimed at supporting excellent research on topics of global relevance best tackled through a multinational approach, recognizing that global challenges need global solutions. Funding should support researchers to cooperate in consortia consisting of partners from at least three of the participating countries (Australia, Brazil, Canada, France, Germany, India, Japan, Russia, South Africa, the UK, and the US) and must bring together natural scientists, social scientists and research users (policy makers, regulators, NGOs, communities and industry). Where appropriate, some Partner Organizations could also support capacity building in some developing countries. Scientific Themes: Coastal Vulnerability; Freshwater Security.

How to Apply: Contact Melanie Morgan (mmorgan@austin.utexas.edu) in the COLA Office of Research and return Proposal Review Form by June 29th.

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://igfagcr.org/index.php/iof-home-page
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Title: American Institute of Indian Studies Fellowships
Sponsor: American Institute of Indian Studies
Deadline: 7/1/2012
Amount: Varies by program

Description/Eligibility: Applications to conduct research in India may be made in the following categories: Junior Research Fellowships . Available to doctoral candidates at U.S. universities in all fields of study. Junior Research Fellowships are specifically designed to enable doctoral candidates to pursue their dissertation research in India. Junior Research Fellows establish formal affiliation with Indian universities and Indian research supervisors. Awards are available for up to eleven months. Senior Research Fellowships . Available to scholars who hold the Ph.D. or its equivalent. Senior Fellowships are designed to enable scholars in all disciplines who specialize in South Asia to pursue further research in India. Senior Fellows establish formal affiliation with an Indian institution. Short-term awards are available for up to four months. Long-term awards are available for six to nine months. A limited number of humanists will be granted fellowships paid in dollars funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities. Senior Scholarly/Professional Development Fellowships. Available to established scholars who have not previously specialized in Indian studies and to established professionals who have not previously worked or studied in India. Senior Scholarly/Professional Development Fellows are formally affiliated with an Indian institution. Awards may be granted for periods of six to nine months.

How to Apply: Apply directly to sponsor.

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://www.indiastudies.org/research-fellowship-programs/
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Title: Institute of Education Sciences (IES): Research on Statistical and Research Methodology in Education (CFDA 84.305D)
Sponsor: Department of Education
Deadline: 8/30/12
Amount: Unspecified

Description/Eligibility: The Institute’s National Center for Education Research (NCER) will hold six competitions: two competitions for education research; one competition for education research training; one competition for research on statistical and research methodology in education; one competition for evaluation of State and local education programs and policies; and one competition for researcher-practitioner partnerships in education research.

How to Apply: Contact Kathy Thatcher (thatcher@austin.utexas.edu) in the COLA Office of Research and return Proposal Review Form by Aug 30th.

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://www07.grants.gov/search/search.do?&mode=VIEW&oppId=149633
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Title: Social Work Grants
Sponsor: New York Community Trust
Deadline: 9/7/12
Amount: $5,000-$200,000

Description/Eligibility: The New York Community Trust, the City’s community foundation and one of the largest private funders of local nonprofits, has released guidelines for grants that aim to make the social work profession more effective in addressing systemic social problems by integrating education, research, and practice. We are interested in funding projects that: Build an evidence base for social work intervention; Innovate in the classroom and the field and connect training and research to communities; Make macro practice a priority and improve training in policy, management, and leadership; Support research that helps social workers improve practice and addresses larger social issues.

How to Apply: Contact Melanie Morgan (mmorgan@austin.utexas.edu) in the COLA Office of Research and return Proposal Review Form by Sept. 7th. Applications accepted year round, but must be received by this date for evaluation in December.

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://www.nycommunitytrust.org/Newsroom/LatestNews/tabid/626/smid/1061/ArticleID/183/reftab/36/Default.aspx
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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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