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COLA Grants Digest: June 5, 2012

posted: Tue, Jun 5, 2012

Title: Industry/University Cooperative Research Centers Program (I/UCRC) (NSF 12-516)
Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)
Deadline: 6/8/12 (Letter of Intent, Full Proposal 9/7/12)
Amount: $55,000-60,000 (Requires corporate support of $400,000)

Description/Eligibility: The Industry/University Cooperative Research Centers (I/UCRC) program develops long-term partnerships among industry, academe, and government. The centers are catalyzed by a small investment from the National Science Foundation (NSF) and are primarily supported by industry center members, with NSF taking a supporting role in the development and evolution of the center. Each center is established to conduct research that is of interest to both the industry members and the center faculty. An I/UCRC contributes to the Nation's research infrastructure base and enhances the intellectual capacity of the engineering and science workforce through the integration of research and education. As appropriate, an I/UCRC uses international collaborations to advance these goals within the global context.

How to Apply: Contact Kathy Thatcher (thatcher@austin.utexas.edu) and return Proposal Review Form by June 8th.

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=5501&WT.mc_id=USNSF_39&WT.mc_ev=click
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Title: Archaeology, Senior Research (PD 98-1391)
Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)
Deadline: 6/8/12
Amount: Unspecified

Description/Eligibility: The Archaeology Program provides support for anthropologically relevant archaeological research at both a "senior" and doctoral dissertation level. It also funds anthropologically significant archaeometric research and high risk exploratory research proposals.

How to Apply: Contact Kathy Thatcher (thatcher@austin.utexas.edu) and return Proposal Review Form by June 8th.

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=11690&WT.mc_id=USNSF_39&WT.mc_ev=click
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Title: Southern Jewish Historical Society Grants
Sponsor: Southern Jewish Historical Society
Deadline: 6/25/12
Amount: $2,000 (approx.)
Description/Eligibility: The Southern Jewish Historical Society allocates $9,000 among grant recipients in the following categories each year: (1) The Project Completion Grant is intended to facilitate the completion of projects relevant to Jewish history in the Southern United States. Such projects might include the publication of books or exhibit catalogs or the preparation of exhibit modules. Grants may not be used to fund research or travel.  (2) The Research/Travel Grant assists individuals with travel and other expenses related to conducting research in Southern Jewish history. Applicants must present a plan of research, indicating the libraries and/or archives where they intend to work, and their goal, as well as a budget of expenses and other sources of funding and contact information. (3) The Scott and Donna Langston Archival Grant encourages the preservation of archival materials related to Southern Jewish history. A total of $1900 will be divided among funded applications. Applicants must include a description of the project and a budget and contact information.
How to Apply: Apply directly to sponsor.

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://www.jewishsouth.org/sjhs-grants-applications
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Title: Fellowship Programs at Independent Research Institutions (FPIRI) (CFDA 45.161)
Sponsor: National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH)
Deadline: 6/26/12
Amount: $473,400
Description/Eligibility: Grants for Fellowship Programs at Independent Research Institutions (FPIRI) support fellowships at institutions devoted to advanced study and research in the humanities. NEH fellowships provide scholars with research time and access to resources that might not be available at their home institutions. Fellowship programs may be administered by independent centers for advanced study, libraries, and museums in the United States; American overseas research centers; and organizations that have expertise in promoting research on foreign cultures. Individual scholars must apply directly to the institutions themselves. A list of currently funded institutions is available at http://www.neh.gov/divisions/research/fpiri-supported-fellowships.
How to Apply: Contact Kathy Thatcher (thatcher@austin.utexas.edu) and return Proposal Review Form by June 26th.

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://www.neh.gov/grants/research/fellowship-programs-independent-research-institutions
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Title: Biological Anthropology Program (PD 98-1392)
Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)
Deadline: 7/30/12
Amount: Unspecified

Description/Eligibility: The Biological Anthropology Program supports basic research in areas related to human evolution and contemporary human biological variation. Research areas supported by the program include, but are not limited to, human genetic variation, human adaptation, human osteology and bone biology, human and nonhuman primate paleontology, functional anatomy, and primate socioecology. Grants supported in these areas are united by an underlying evolutionary framework, and often a consideration of adaptation as a central theoretical theme. Many proposals also have a biocultural orientation. The program frequently serves as a bridge within NSF between the social and behavioral sciences and the natural and physical sciences, and proposals are commonly jointly reviewed and funded with other programs.

How to Apply: Contact Kathy Thatcher (thatcher@austin.utexas.edu) and return Proposal Review Form by July 30th.

Full Announcement/Contacts:
http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=5407&org=NSF&sel_org=NSF&from=fund _______________________________________________________________________

Title: State and National Archival Partnership (SNAP) (PARTNERSHIP-201209)
Sponsor: National Historical Publications and Records Commission, National Archives and Records Administration
Deadline: 8/16/12
Amount: $70,000-$700,000

Description/Eligibility: The National Historical Publications and Records Commission seeks proposals to strengthen archives and historical records programs in each of the states and build a national archival network. The Commission awards grants to State Historical Records Advisory Boards to: • Provide statewide archival services, including professional education, public information about records and archival programs, and other activities to implement state plans. • Operate grant programs for eligible archives, manuscript repositories, and other organizations within a state. • Collaborate on projects with other organizations to address common problems or shared opportunities within a state or among a consortium of state archives. • Assess the health of archival and records programs, the conditions of records, and the challenges and opportunities facing historical records keepers and users; and to implement strategies and programs to address pressing archival issues. • Hold meetings and public forums on statewide or national archival issues. • Participate in national archival organizations.

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

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://www07.grants.gov/search/search.do?&mode=VIEW&oppId=173333
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Title: Documenting Democracy: Access to Historical Records Projects (ACCESS-2012-10)
Sponsor: National Historical Publications and Records Commission, National Archives and Records Administration
Deadline: 9/13/12
Amount: $200,000-$1,200,000

Description/Eligibility: The National Historical Publications and Records Commission seeks proposals that promote the preservation and use of the nation's most valuable archival resources. Projects should expand our understanding of the American past by facilitating and enhancing access to primary source materials. The Commission will support such activities as establishing archives programs, processing archival collections at the basic or detailed levels, surveying and accessioning archival records, and converting existing archival collection finding aids to new online formats. Applicants may submit proposals for one or any combination of the following four project categories: Basic Processing Proposals, Detailed Processing, Documentary Heritage, and Retrospective Conversion of Descriptive Information.

How to Apply: Contact Kathy Thatcher (thatcher@austin.utexas.edu) and return Proposal Review Form by Sept. 13th.

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://www07.grants.gov/search/search.do?&mode=VIEW&oppId=173473
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Title: Innovation in Archives and Documentary Editing (INNOVATION-201210)
Sponsor: National Historical Publications and Records Commission, National Archives and Records Administration
Deadline: 9/13/12
Amount: $150,000-$250,000

Description/Eligibility: The National Historical Publications and Records Commission seeks projects that are exploring innovative methods to improve the preservation, public discovery, or use of historical records. Projects may also focus on techniques and tools that will improve the professional performance and effectiveness of those who work with such records, such as archivists, documentary editors, and records managers. Projects must anticipate results that will affect more than a single institution or a single state. Projects may focus on methods of working with records in any format, including born-digital records. Projects designed to publish historical records must focus on innovative methods of presenting archival records as primary sources. The Commission does not fund projects focused on artifacts or books.

How to Apply: Contact Kathy Thatcher (thatcher@austin.utexas.edu) and return Proposal Review Form by Sept. 13th.

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://www07.grants.gov/search/search.do?&mode=VIEW&oppId=173475
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Title: Individual Residential Fellowship
Sponsor: Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences (CASBS) at Stanford University
Deadline: 10/1/12 (Applications open 5/17/12)
Amount: Salary-based Stipend

Description/Eligibility: The Center offers a residential postdoctoral fellowship program for scientists and scholars from this country and abroad. Since 1954, CASBS fellowships have been awarded to scholars working in a diverse range of disciplines. These include the five core social and behavioral disciplines of anthropology, economics, political science, psychology and sociology as well as scholars from a wide range of humanistic disciplines, education, linguistics and the biological sciences.

How to Apply: Apply directly to sponsor.

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://www.casbs.org/individual-residential-fellowship (Application instructions available under “New Fellows” link)
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Title: Research and Educational Materials on Indic Traditions
Sponsor: Infinity Foundation
Deadline: Open
Amount: Unspecified

Description/Eligibility: The Infinity Foundation is calling for project proposals to do research and/or develop educational materials, whose objective would be to improve the authenticity of portrayal of Indic traditions in the educational system. These projects would result in one or more of the following: books, curriculum development, articles, conferences, CD-ROMs, digital slide shows, Internet presentations, and audio/video materials. Topics covered may include: philosophy, history, religion, science, art and sociology, as they pertain to the educational curricula on Indic traditions.

How to Apply: Apply directly to sponsor. (Grants made directly to individuals.)

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://www.infinityfoundation.com/callforgrantproposals.htm
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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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