College of Liberal Arts

COLA Grants Digest: May 8, 2012

Tue, May 8, 2012

Title: Workshops for Youth Leaders in Teaching of English and Social Media, and Civil Society (ECA/PE/C/PY 12-48/CFDA #19.415)
Sponsor: Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA), Dept. of State
Deadline: 5/10/2012 (Intent to apply)
Amount: $300,000-$750,000

Description/Eligibility: The cooperative agreement will fund two distinct series of workshops that will each be presented to three consecutive groups of selected students participating in ECA-funded high school exchange programs. The approximate timing of workshops will be February to April of 2013, 2014, and 2015. The theme of one workshop will be English language teaching, and the theme of the other will be using social media and other technologies in the promotion of civil society. Applicants may submit one proposal for both three-workshop series or a proposal for one series only under this competition.

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

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://exchanges.state.gov/grants/open2.html
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Title: Community-Based Participatory Research (CBPR) Initiative in Reducing and Eliminating Health Disparities: Planning Phase (R24) (RFA-MD-12-006)
Sponsor: National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD), National Institutes of Health (NIH)
Deadline: 5/10/2012 (Intent to apply)
Amount: $250,000

Description/Eligibility: The goal of this opportunity is to support partnerships between health disparity communities and researchers to engage in community-based participatory research (CBPR) to plan and implement interventions to reduce health disparities. Community-based participatory research is defined as scientific inquiry conducted in communities and in partnership with researchers. The process of scientific inquiry is such that community members, persons affected by the health condition, or other key stakeholders in the community’s health have the opportunity to be full participants in each phase of the research (from conception-design-conduct-analysis-interpretation-conclusions-communication of results). CBPR is characterized by substantial community input in the development of the grant application.

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

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-MD-12-006.html
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Title: Accessible Voting Technology Grants
Sponsor: Information Technology and Innovation Foundation
Deadline: 5/11/2012 (Intent to apply)
Amount: $20,000-$200,000

Description/Eligibility: The ITIF Accessible Voting Technology Initiative, a project funded by the United States Election Assistance Commission, works to make voting processes and technology more accessible to all citizens, including those with disabilities. In addition to conducting a set of research activities aimed at developing a better understanding of the challenges and opportunities for accessible voting, the initiative also will award sub-grants for accessible voting technology research and development.

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

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://elections.itif.org/projects/grants/
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Title: Angola Fiscal Transparency Initiative (RFI-674-12-12/CFDA #98.001)
Sponsor: U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID)
Deadline: 5/16/2012
Amount: $250,000

Description/Eligibility: USAID/Angola is exploring options for supporting civil society’s efforts to promote fiscal transparency and we are interested to hear about new, innovative ideas. USAID is requesting expressions of interest and concept papers from organizations that have innovative ideas related to the promotion of fiscal transparency.

How to Apply: Contact Kathy Thatcher (thatcher@austin.utexas.edu) and return Proposal Review Form by May 16th.

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://www07.grants.gov/search/search.do?&mode=VIEW&oppId=168754
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Title: Promising Innovations (in Aging)
Sponsor: Kendal Charitable Funds
Deadline: 5/25/2012
Amount: $25,000

Description/Eligibility: The funds' Promising Innovations grant program seeks to support new projects designed to enhance the lives of older adults, whether through services, research, and/or developing new understandings and awareness of the potential for aging well. The program is looking for pilot projects that address one or more of these criteria. Priority will be given to opportunities that have the greatest potential for change and replication to impact the greatest number of individuals.

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

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://www.kendalcharitablefunds.org/
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Title: Graduate Fellowship in Museum Practice
Sponsor: African American Museum in Philadelphia (AAMP)
Deadline: 6/1/2012
Amount: $25,000

Description/Eligibility: The African American Museum in Philadelphia (AAMP) is offering a year-long fellowship for current students or recent graduates of graduate programs in African American Studies, History or Humanities. The Graduate Fellowship in Museum Practice program is geared to provide students with a comprehensive practicum in professional museum work with exposure to Collections Management, Museum Education, Exhibitions, Development, and Visitor Services.  

How to Apply: Submit directly to sponsor.

Full Announcement/Contacts: No website. Contact Leslie Guy (lguy@aampmuseum.org) for application materials.
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Title: Advancing Careers of Women in Science (OES-OPP-12-002/CFDA # 19.017)
Sponsor: Ocean and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs (OES), Dept. of State
Deadline: 6/4/2012
Amount: $99,000

Description/Eligibility: OES is seeking to fund one grant that delivers professional development activities for a mostly female participant group to advance women who are early career scientists. Activities may be implemented in conjunction with technical training, but must focus on strengthening "soft" skills, such as oral presentations, leadership, and networking. Proposals should emphasize institution-level capacity building that enables local organizations to sustain the outlined training and focus on women's participation in the fields of science, technology, and innovation. Applications should focus on participants in at least one of the following countries: Brazil, Colombia, Egypt, Indonesia, Malaysia, Tunisia, Turkey or Vietnam. The minimum number of participants is 25. Preference will be given to applications that reach a national or regional audience through 1) digital platforms, 2) exchange programs via university partnerships, or 3) other means that extend beyond physically attending the proposed activity.

How to Apply: Contact Kathy Thatcher (thatcher@austin.utexas.edu) and return Proposal Review Form by June 4th.

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://www07.grants.gov/search/search.do?&mode=VIEW&oppId=168553
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Title: Fund for National Projects
Sponsor: Doris Duke Charitable Foundation
Deadline: 6/11/2012
Amount: $60,000-$200,000 (grant not to exceed 40% of project budget)
Description/Eligibility: Supports projects designed to strengthen the national infrastructure of the professional nonprofit dance, jazz, presenting, and/or theater fields; or to improve conditions for the national community of performing artists in professional nonprofit dance, jazz, and theater. To be eligible, projects must engage a broad national constituency, occur once (or periodically) rather than annually, and have the potential to significantly impact a field. Organizations are encouraged to submit Letters of Inquiry for projects such as research assessing the national health of professional nonprofit arts groups or of individual professional artists; special national convenings for entire professional nonprofit performing arts fields (beyond traditional national annual conferences); and special projects that address unique circumstances that affect an entire professional nonprofit field.
How to Apply: Contact Melanie Morgan (mmorgan@austin.utexas.edu) and return Proposal Review Form by June 11th.

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://www.ddcf.org/Arts/Program-Initiatives/National-Sector-Building/Fund-for-National-Projects/
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Title: Frontiers in Earth System Dynamics (NSF 12-547)
Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)
Deadline: 6/11/2012
Amount: $5,000,000 (max)

Description/Eligibility: The Earth is often characterized as "dynamic" because its systems are variable over space and time, and they can respond rapidly to multiple perturbations.  The goals of the Frontiers in Earth System Dynamics (FESD) program are to: (1) foster an inter-disciplinary and multi-scale understanding of the interplay among and within the various sub-systems of the Earth, (2) catalyze research in areas poised for a major advance, (3) improve data resolution and modeling capabilities to more realistically simulate complex processes and forecast disruptive or threshold events, and (4) improve knowledge of the resilience of the Earth and its subsystems.

How to Apply: Contact Kathy Thatcher (thatcher@austin.utexas.edu) and return Proposal Review Form by June 11th.

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2012/nsf12547/nsf12547.htm
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Title: Innovative Libraries and New Scholars Program
Sponsor: Elsevier Foundation
Deadline: 6/24/2012
Amount: $5,000-$50,000/yr., up to $100,000 over 3 yrs.

Description/Eligibility: The Innovative Libraries in Developing Countries program provides grants to nonprofit libraries in the developing world that are helping to improve access to scientific, technical, and medical information. The New Scholars Program supports projects by nonprofit organizations to help early- to mid-career women scientists balance family responsibilities with demanding academic careers.

How to Apply: Applicants to the Innovative Libraries program should apply directly to the sponsor through the beneficiary organization. Applicants to the New Scholars Program should contact Melanie Morgan (mmorgan@austin.utexas.edu) and return the proposal review form three weeks prior to the sponsor deadline, or on June 1st.

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://www.elsevierfoundation.org/
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Title: Audi Production Award: People in Production
Sponsor: Audi Worldwide
Deadline: 8/10/2012
Amount: €12,500, plus mentoring opportunities

Description/Eligibility: How will people work in production? What qualification concepts and/or kinds of cooperation will the future of production require? We offer the Audi Production Award for the third time this year. It is our international innovation competition on the future of automotive production and actively promotes the cooperation of science and industry. It also provides students, engineers and scientists of all disciplines and from all over the world with an opportunity to develop visionary ideas, discuss them with our production experts and expedite them in projects. With our 2012 motto, “People in production”, we quite deliberately focus upon our responsibility for the people.

How to Apply: Contact Melanie Morgan (mmorgan@austin.utexas.edu) and return Proposal Review Form by Aug. 10th.

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://www.audi.com/com/brand/en/company/audi_research_partnerships/initiatives/production_award.html
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Title: Summer Stipends Grants (CFDA #45.160)
Sponsor: National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH)
Deadline: 9/6/2012
Amount: $6,000

Description/Eligibility: Summer Stipends support individuals pursuing advanced research that is of value to humanities scholars, general audiences, or both. Recipients usually produce articles, monographs, books, digital materials, archaeological site reports, translations, editions, or other scholarly resources. Summer Stipends support continuous full-time work on a humanities project for a period of two months. Summer Stipends support projects at any stage of development. Summer Stipends are awarded to individual scholars. Organizations are not eligible to apply. Graduate students are not eligible, International applicants are eligible if they have resided in the U.S. for three years.

How to Apply: Submit directly to sponsor. Contact Kathy Thatcher (thatcher@austin.utexas.edu) with questions about submissions through grants.gov.

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://www.neh.gov/grants/research/summer-stipends
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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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