College of Liberal Arts

COLA Grants Digest: May 22, 2012

Tue, May 22, 2012

Highlights: Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad due 6/7/2012 and NEH America’s Historical and Cultural Organizations due 7/23/2012
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Title: Macroeconomic Aspects of Population Aging (R01) PAR-12-186
Sponsor: National Institutes of Health (NIH), Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS)
Deadline: 5/22/2012
Amount: $500,000 – 1,000,000
 
Description/Eligibility: Economic productivity is an integral part of a society’s ability to produce health and well-being.  Macroeconomic factors such as the size and composition of the labor force, domestic and foreign investment, the design of public institutions, and technological development all influence productivity.  All of the factors, in turn, can be influenced by population aging. The NIADivision of Behavioral and Social Research (BSR) has traditionally supported research on the economics of aging that uses microeconomic approaches. This opportunity invites research using macroeconomic methods to better understand how population aging affects health and well-being.
 
How to Apply: Contact Kathy Thatcher (thatcher@austin.utexas.edu) in the COLA Office of Research and return Proposal Review Form by May 22.
 
Full Announcement/Contacts: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-12-186.html
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Title: Fulbright-Hays – Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad (DDRA) (CFDA 84.022A)
Sponsor: Department of Education
Deadline: 6/7/2012
Amount: $500,000
 
Description/Eligibility: The Fulbright-Hays DDRA Fellowship Program provides opportunities to doctoral candidates to engage in full-time dissertation research abroad in modern foreign languages and area studies. The program is designed to contribute to the development and improvement of thestudy of modern foreign languages and area studies in the United States.
 
How to Apply: Contact your graduate coordinator for instructions.
 
Full Announcement/Contacts: http://www2.ed.gov/programs/iegpsddrap/applicant.html
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Title: Enhancing Access to Radio Spectrum (EARS) (NSF 12-546)
Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)
Deadline: 5/24/2012
Amount: $500,000
 
Description/Eligibility: The National Science Foundation's Directorates for Mathematical and Physical Sciences (MPS), Engineering (ENG), Computer and Information Science and Engineering (CISE), and Social, Behavioral, and Economic Sciences (SBE) are coordinating efforts to identify bold new concepts with the potential to contribute to significant improvements in the efficiency of radio spectrum utilization, and in the ability for traditionally underserved Americans to benefit from current and future wireless-enabled goods and services. Enhancing Access to Radio Spectrum seeks to fund innovative collaborative research that transcends the traditional boundaries of existing programs, such as research that spans disciplines covered by two or more of the participating NSF directorates.
 
How to Apply: Contact Kathy Thatcher (thatcher@austin.utexas.edu) in the COLA Office of Research and return Proposal Review Form by May 24.
 
Full Announcement/Contacts: http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=503480&WT.mc_id=USNSF_39&WT.mc_ev=click
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Title: Research Coordination Networks (RCN) (NSF 11-531)
Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)
Deadline: 5/24/2012
Amount: $700,000
 
Description/Eligibility: The goal of the Research Coordination Networks (RSN) program is to advance a field or create new directions in research or education. Groups of investigators will be supported to communicate and coordinate their research, training, and educational activities across disciplinary, organizational, geographic, and international boundaries. Proposed networking activities directed to the RCN program should focus on a theme to give coherence to the collaboration, such as a broad research question or particular technologies or approaches.
 
How to Apply: Contact Kathy Thatcher (thatcher@austin.utexas.edu) in the COLA Office of Research and return Proposal Review Form by May 24.
 
Full Announcement/Contacts: http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=11691
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Title: National Center for Child Traumatic Stress – Category I (CFDA 93.243)
Sponsor: Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS)
Deadline: 5/30/2012
Amount: $5,000,000
 
Description/Eligibility: This program is designed to improve the quality of trauma treatment and services in communities for children, adolescents, and their families who experience or witness traumatic events and to increase access to effective trauma-focused treatment and services for children and adolescents throughout the nation. The purpose of the National Center for Child Traumatic Stress (NCCTS) is to develop and maintain the collaborative network structure, support resource development and dissemination, and coordinates the Network’s national child trauma education and training efforts.
 
How to Apply: Contact Kathy Thatcher (thatcher@austin.utexas.edu) in the COLA Office of Research and return Proposal Review Form by May 30. Psychology faculty should contact Kristin Weidman (kristin@austin.utexas.edu).
 
Full Announcement/Contacts: http://www.samhsa.gov/grants/2012/sm_12_005.aspx
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Title: Integrated Research, Education, and Extension Competitive Grants Program – National Integrated Water Quality Program (NIWQP) (CFDA 10.303)
Sponsor: U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)
Deadline: 6/7/2012
Amount: $750,000
 
Description/Eligibility: The goal of the National Integrated Water Quality Program (NIWQP) is to contribute to the improvement of the quality of surface water and groundwater resources through research, education, and extension activities. Projects funded through this program will work tosolve water resource problems by advancing and disseminating the knowledge base available to agricultural, rural, and urbanizing communities. Funded projects should lead to science-based decision making and management practices that improve the quality of the nations surface water and groundwater resources in agricultural, rural, and urbanizing watersheds. See announcement for priority areas.
 
How to Apply: Contact Kathy Thatcher (thatcher@austin.utexas.edu) in the COLA Office of Research and return Proposal Review Form by June 7.
 
Full Announcement/Contacts: http://www.nifa.usda.gov/funding/rfas/water_quality.html
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Title: OJJDP FY 2012 Community-Based Violence Prevention FIRE Program
Grant (CFDA 16.541)
Sponsor: Department of Justice, Office of Juvenile Justice Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP)
Deadline: 6/7/ 2012
Amount: $500,000
 
Description/Eligibility: OJJDP’s Community-Based Violence Prevention (CBVP) Field-Initiated Research and Evaluation (FIRE) Program supports methodologically rigorous research and evaluation studies that inform policy and practice consistent with the Department of Justice’s mission. OJJDP will fund field-initiated studies to inform what is understood about how communities can prevent and reduce violence involving youth.
 
How to Apply: Contact Kathy Thatcher (thatcher@austin.utexas.edu) in the COLA Office of Research and return Proposal Review Form by June 7.
 
Full Announcement/Contacts:  http://www07.grants.gov/search/search.do?&mode=VIEW&oppId=170613
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Title: Office of Postsecondary Education (OPE): Undergraduate International Studies and Foreign Language (UISFL) Program (CFDA 84.016A)
Sponsor: Department of Education
Deadline: 6/8/2012
Amount: Unspecified
 
Description/Eligibility: The UISFL program provides grants to strengthen and improve undergraduate instruction in international studies and foreign languages. This notice contains two competitive preference priorities and two invitational priorities: 1) Increasing foreign language capacity and 2) Expanding opportunities for learning foreign languages and increasing in-service professional development opportunities for K-12.
 
How to Apply: Contact Kathy Thatcher (thatcher@austin.utexas.edu) in the COLA Office of Research and return Proposal Review Form by June 8.
 
Full Announcement/Contacts: http://www07.grants.gov/search/search.do?&mode=VIEW&oppId=170798
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Title: Innovation Corps Program (I-Corps) (NSF 11-560)
Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)
Deadline: 6/10/2012
Amount: $50,000 - $1,250,000
 
Description/Eligibility: The purpose of the NSF I-Corps grant is to give the project team access to resources to help determine the readiness to transition technology developed by previously-funded or currently-funded NSF projects.  The outcome of the I-Corps projects will be threefold: 1) aclear go/no go decision regarding viability of products and services, 2) should the decision be to move the effort forward, a transition plan to do so, and 3) a technology demonstration for potential partners.
 
How to Apply: Contact Kathy Thatcher (thatcher@austin.utexas.edu) in the COLA Office of Research and return Proposal Review Form by by June 30 or 3 weeks in advance of your submission date. Submission window allows applications to be accepted between June 10 and July 27, 2012.
 
Full Announcement/Contacts: http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=504672&WT.mc_id=USNSF_39&WT.mc_ev=click
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Title: University Research Program  (Georgia) (CFDA 19.900)
Sponsor: Department of State
Deadline: 6/10/2012
Amount: $250,000
 
Description/Eligibility: This opportunity funds a one- to two-year project to improve the standards of Georgian academic research in Georgian universities and educational institutes, and to encourage greater interaction between Georgian academic researchers, civil society, and government policy-makers. The project is meant to strengthen the quantitative and qualitative research skills and the academic writing of young Georgian scholars; raise Georgian scholarship to an international standard; and encourage the publication of Georgian scholarly research in Western academic and/or in Georgian peer reviewed journals in areas directly related to: domestic policy issues (i.e. health care, education, environment, civil service/personnel issues, local government, etc.) and comparative analyses (U.S.-Georgian).
 
How to Apply: Contact Kathy Thatcher (thatcher@austin.utexas.edu) in the COLA Office of Research and return Proposal Review Form by June 10.
 
Full Announcement/Contacts: http://www07.grants.gov/search/search.do?&mode=VIEW&oppId=169553
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Title: Environmental Solutions for Communities
Sponsor: Wells Fargo and National Fish and Wildlife Foundation
Deadline: 6/11/2012
Amount: $500,000
 
Description/Eligibility: This program seeks to support projects that link economic development and community well-being to the stewardship and health of the environment. Collectively, investments under this initiative will promote a sustainable future for communities by supporting sustainable agricultural practices and private lands stewardship; conserving critical land and water resources and improving local water quality; restoring and managing natural habitat, species, and ecosystems that are important to community livelihoods; facilitating investments in green infrastructure, renewable energy and energy efficiency; and encouraging broad-based citizen participation inproject implementation.
 
How to Apply: Contact Melanie Morgan (mmorgan@austin.utexas.edu) in theCOLA Office of Research and return Proposal Review Form by June 11.
 
Full Announcement/Contacts: http://www.nfwf.org/AM/Template.cfm?Section=Charter_Programs_List&Template=/TaggedPage/TaggedPageDisplay.cfm&TPLID=60&ContentID=25244
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Title: Cyberlearning: Transforming Education (NSF 11-587)
Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)
Deadline: 7/2/2012
Amount: $25,000 - $2,500,000
 
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 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; better use technology for collecting, analyzing, sharing, and managing data to shed light on learning, promoting learning, and designing learning environments; and 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.
 
How to Apply: Contact Kathy Thatcher (thatcher@austin.utexas.edu) in the COLA Office of Research and return Proposal Review Form by July 2.
 
Full Announcement/Contacts: http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2011/nsf11587/nsf11587.htm
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Title: America’s Historical and Cultural Organizations (CFDA 45.164)
Sponsor: National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH)
Deadline: 7/23/2012
Amount: $1,000,000
 
Description/Eligibility: America’s Historical and Cultural Organizations grants provide support for museums, libraries, historic places, and other organizations that produce public programs in the humanities. Grants support the following formats: exhibitions at museums, libraries, and othervenues; interpretations of historic places, sites, or regions; book/film discussion programs; living history presentations; and other face-to-face programs at libraries, community centers, and other public venues; and interpretive websites.
 
How to Apply: Contact Kathy Thatcher (thatcher@austin.utexas.edu) in the COLA Office of Research and return Proposal Review Form by July 23.
 
Full Announcement/Contacts: http://www.neh.gov/grants/ahco
 
Title: Faculty Research Awards
Sponsor: Google
Deadline: 9/24/2012
Amount: $150,000

Description/Eligibility: Google Research Awards are one-year awards structured as unrestricted gifts to universities to support the work of world-class full-time faculty members at top universities around the world. The intent of the Google Research Awards is to support cutting-edge research in Computer Science, Engineering, and related fields. We ask applicants to categorize their proposals into one of the following broad research areas of interest to Google: economics and market algorithms, education innovation, geo/maps, human-computer interaction, information retrieval, extraction, and organization, machine learning and data mining, machine perception,  machine translation, mobile, natural language processing, networking, policy and standards, privacy, security, social networks, software engineering, speech, structured data and database management, systems (hardware and software)
How to Apply: Contact Melanie Morgan (mmorgan@austin.utexas.edu) in the COLA Office of Research and return Proposal Review Form by [September 24.
 
Full Announcement/Contacts: http://research.google.com/university/relations/research_awards.html
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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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