College of Liberal Arts

COLA Grants Digest: June 19, 2012

Tue, Jun 19, 2012

Title: Expanding Civic Participation and Defending Human Rights in Cuba (CFDA 19.345 / DRLA-DRLAQM-12-066)
Sponsor: Democracy, Human Rights and Labor (DRL), U.S. Dept. of State
Deadline: 6/22/2012
Amount: $500,000-$2,050,000

Description/Eligibility: DRL invites organizations to submit proposals outlining innovative implementation concepts and capacity to manage projects, targeting one of the following issues: Human Rights Documentation, Social Media Advocacy for Human Rights Accountability, Youth and Technology, Building Civil Society’s Ability to Advocate for Free Market Principles, and Freedom of Expression. Proposals that include a majority of on-island activities are strongly preferred. Special thought and consideration should be given to the selection of consultants and other personnel who may be required to travel to Cuba. To the extent possible, travel by U.S. citizens and permanent residents should be limited or excluded.

How to Apply:  Contact Kathy Thatcher (thatcher@austin.utexas.edu) in the COLA Office of Research and return Proposal Review Form by June 22nd.

Full Announcement/Contacts: https://www.grantsolutions.gov/gs/preaward/previewPublicAnnouncement.do?id=15312
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Title: Hot Springs National Park (CFDA 15.954 / E12AC30382)
Sponsor: National Park Service
Deadline: 6/22/2012
Amount: $45,540

Description/Eligibility: The purpose of Hot Springs National Park (HOSP) is to protect the unique geothermal spring water and associated lands for public health, wellness, and enjoyment. This project will develop a Healthy Parks Healthy People (HPHP) Strategic Action Plan for HOSP. The purpose of the plan is to guide the park in fulfilling its legislative purpose in an integrated, holistic approach. In particular, the plan will define the public health, wellness, and enjoyment aspects of the park, and provide a vision for future HOSP HPHP programs. Additionally, HOSP and a partnering organization and/or university will host a 3-day strategic planning meeting in October 2012.

How to Apply:  Contact Kathy Thatcher (thatcher@austin.utexas.edu) in the COLA Office of Research and return Proposal Review Form by June 22nd.

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://www07.grants.gov/search/search.do?&mode=VIEW&oppId=175633
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Title: Doctoral Dissertation Improvement Grants—Linguistics (NSF 11-547)
Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF), Directorate for Social, Behavioral & Economic Sciences (SBE)
Deadline: 6/25/2012
Amount: $12,000 (plus indirect costs/overhead)

Description/Eligibility: These grants provide funds for items not normally available through the student's university. Additionally, these grants allow doctoral students to undertake significant data-gathering projects and to conduct field research in settings away from their campus that would not otherwise be possible. Proposals are judged on the basis of their scientific merit, including the theoretical importance of the research question and the appropriateness of the proposed data and methodology to be used in addressing the question.

How to Apply:  Interested students should contact Kathy Thatcher (thatcher@austin.utexas.edu) in the COLA Office of Research and return by June 25th. Students should also have their dissertation committee chairs email Ms. Thatcher indicating their willingness to serve as Principal Investigator for the application.

Full Announcement/Contacts: General info on the NSF DDRIG: http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2011/nsf11547/nsf11547.htm; Info specific to submissions in Linguistics: http://www.nsf.gov/sbe/bcs/ling/suppdiss.jsp
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Title: Developmental and Learning Sciences (DLS)—Individual Investigator Projects and Workshops/Small Conferences (PD 08-1698)
Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)
Deadline: 6/25/12
Amount: $100,000 (individual investigators) & $15,000 (conf/workshops)

Description/Eligibility: DLS supports fundamental research that increases our understanding of cognitive, linguistic, social, cultural, and biological processes related to children's and adolescents' development and learning.  Research supported by this program will add to our basic knowledge of how people learn and the underlying developmental processes that support learning, with the objective of leading to better educated children and adolescents who grow up to take productive roles as workers and as citizens. The program is accepting proposals for individual investigator projects (average total budget of approximately $100,000 per year) and workshops/ small conferences (average total one-time budget of approximately $15,000).

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

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=8671&WT.mc_id=USNSF_39&WT.mc_ev=click
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Title: Social Psychology (PD 98-1332)
Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)
Deadline: 6/25/12
Amount: Unspecified
Description/Eligibility: The Social Psychology Program at NSF supports basic research on human social behavior, including cultural differences and development over the life span. Among the many research topics supported are: attitude formation and change, social cognition, personality processes, interpersonal relations and group processes, the self, emotion, social comparison and social influence, and the psychophysiological and neurophysiological bases of social behavior. 
How to Apply:  Contact Kathy Thatcher (thatcher@austin.utexas.edu) in the COLA Office of Research and return Proposal Review Form by June 25th.

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=5712
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Title: Managing and Learning from Payment and Delivery System Reform
Sponsor: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
Deadline: 6/25/12
Amount: $800,000
Description/Eligibility: The purpose of this call for proposals is to identify one or more organizations that can assist the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) with its payment and delivery system reform work. The grantee(s) selected through this solicitation will undertake a comprehensive learning process that will involve: synthesizing and monitoring RWJF payment and delivery system reform grants, analyzing public and private reform efforts in the field at large, and convening practitioners and researchers to identify common themes, challenges, and opportunities.
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://www.rwjf.org/applications/solicited/cfp.jsp?ID=21396  
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Title: Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (OSERS): Technology and Media Services for Individuals with Disabilities—Models Promoting Young Children’s Use of Assistive Technology (CFDA 84.327L / ED-GRANTS-060412-001)
Sponsor: U.S. Dept. of Education
Deadline: 6/28/12
Amount: $400,000
Description/Eligibility: The purpose of the Technology and Media Services for Individuals with Disabilities program is to: (1) Improve results for students with disabilities by promoting the development, demonstration, and use of technology; (2) support educational media services activities designed to be of educational value in the classroom for students with disabilities; and (3) provide support for captioning and video description that is appropriate for use in the classroom.
How to Apply:  Contact Kathy Thatcher (thatcher@austin.utexas.edu) in the COLA Office of Research and return Proposal Review Form by June 28th.

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://www07.grants.gov/search/search.do?&mode=VIEW&oppId=174073
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Title: America’s Great Outdoors: Landscape Stewardship Program
Sponsor: National Fish and Wildlife Foundation
Deadline: 7/10/12
Amount: $10,000-$75,000
Description/Eligibility: This initiative designed to develop community-based partnerships that further the conservation of fish, wildlife, plants, and other natural resources in distinct landscapes and is intended to help bring together public and private partners to replicate successful community-driven regional landscape conservation coalitions. Training and Mentoring by Existing Conservation Coalitions grants will award between $10,000 and $40,000 to support existing landscape coalitions or entities with experience in landscape conservation mentoring to conduct mentoring and training for newly-formed conservation coalitions. Capacity Building for Newly Formed Landscape Conservation Coalitions grants will provide $25,000 to $75,000 to support the creation and/or capacity growth of new regional community-driven coalitions to support landscape-scale habitat protection and restoration. While no match is required, a match of non-federal cash and/or an in-kind contribution will make a proposal more competitive. Partnerships with corporations and foundations are strongly encouraged.
How to Apply:  Contact Melanie Morgan (mmorgan@austin.utexas.edu) in the COLA Office of Research and return Proposal Review Form by July 10th.

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://www.nfwf.org/AM/Template.cfm?Section=Charter_Programs_List&Template=/TaggedPage/TaggedPageDisplay.cfm&TPLID=60&ContentID=25300 _______________________________________________________________________

Title: Office of Elementary and Secondary Education (OESE): Comprehensive Centers Program (CFDA 84.283B / ED-GRANTS-060612-001)
Sponsor: U.S. Dept. of Education
Deadline: 7/16/12
Amount: $50,000,000 for 22 awards
Description/Eligibility: The Comprehensive Centers program supports the establishment of no fewer than 20 comprehensive technical assistance centers to provide technical assistance to State educational agencies (SEAs) that builds their capacity to support local educational agencies (LEAs or districts) and schools, especially low-performing districts and schools; improve educational outcomes for all students; close achievement gaps; and improve the quality of instruction.
How to Apply:  Contact Kathy Thatcher (thatcher@austin.utexas.edu) in the COLA Office of Research and return Proposal Review Form by July 16th.

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://www07.grants.gov/search/search.do?&mode=VIEW&oppId=174594 _______________________________________________________________________

Title: Disability Rehabilitation Research Projects and Centers Program; National Data and Statistical Center for the Burn Model Systems (ED-GRANTS-060712-003 / CFDA 84.133A-4)
Sponsor: U.S. Dept. of Education
Deadline: 7/16/12
Amount: $350,000
Description/Eligibility: The purpose of the Disability and Rehabilitation Research Projects and Centers Program is to plan and conduct research, demonstration projects, training, and related activities, including international activities, to develop methods, procedures, and rehabilitation technology that maximize the full inclusion and integration into society, employment, independent living, family support, and economic and social self-sufficiency of individuals with disabilities, especially individuals with the most severe disabilities and to improve the effectiveness of services authorized under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended (Rehabilitation Act).
How to Apply:  Contact Kathy Thatcher (thatcher@austin.utexas.edu) in the COLA Office of Research and return Proposal Review Form by July 16th.

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://www07.grants.gov/search/search.do?&mode=VIEW&oppId=174974 _______________________________________________________________________

Title: NEA GAP: Art Works
Sponsor: National Endowment for the Arts
Deadline: 7/19/12
Amount: $100,000

Description/Eligibility: The Arts Endowment's support of a project may start on or after June 1, 2013. The NEA's guiding principle is embodied in one sentence: "Art works." "Art works" is a noun; the creation of works of art by artists. "Art works" is a verb; art works on and within people to change and inspire them. "Art works" is a statement; arts jobs are real jobs that are part of the real economy. Art Works encourages and supports the following four outcomes: • Creation: The creation of art that meets the highest standards of excellence, • Engagement: Public engagement with diverse and excellent art, • Learning: Lifelong learning in the arts, and • Livability: The strengthening of communities through the arts. You will be asked to select the outcome that is most relevant to your project, and you also will be able to select a secondary outcome (note that all Arts Education applicants must choose the Learning outcome as their primary outcome).

How to Apply: Contact contact Kathy Thatcher (thatcher@austin.utexas.edu) in the COLA Office of Research and return Proposal Review Form by July 19th.

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://www.arts.gov/grants/apply/GAP13/ArtsEdAW.html _______________________________________________________________________

Title: Administrative Supplement: Establish Sharing of Human Brain Image Data Relevant to Drug Addiction (PAR-12-204)
Sponsor: National Institutes of Health (NIH)
Deadline: 7/19/12
Amount: $100,000

Description/Eligibility: This program is intended to supplement NIDA funded projects to enable investigators to standardize and disseminate brain image data from patient (current or former drug abusers or subjects with risk factors) and/or healthy comparison subjects. These supplements would cover the additional costs required to either: 1) form multi-site consortia that would enable cross-site federation and standardization of brain imaging data, or 2) share extant or accumulating data using either a new open-access platform or an existing repository platform. Applications may also request funds for a combination of consortia formation and subsequent sharing/dissemination of consortium image data.

How to Apply:  Interested faculty in Psychology should contact Kristin Weidman (kristin@austin.utexas.edu). Other Liberal Arts faculty should contact Kathy Thatcher (thatcher@austin.utexas.edu) in the COLA Office of Research and return Proposal Review Form by July 19th.

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-AI-12-033.html
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Title: Food and Agricultural Sciences National Needs Graduate Fellowship Grants (CFDA 10.210 / USDA-NIFA-HEP-003849)
Sponsor: National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA), U.S. Dept. of Agriculture (USDA)
Deadline: 7/25/12
Amount: $4,500-$262,000

Description/Eligibility: This grant program supports: (1) training students for Master's and doctoral degrees in food, agricultural and natural resource sciences, and; (2) Special International Study or Thesis/Dissertation Research Travel Allowances (IRTA) for eligible USDA NNF beneficiaries. Awards are specifically intended to support traineeship programs that engage outstanding students to pursue and complete their degrees in USDA mission areas. Applicants provide clarity about the philosophy of their graduate training, and relevance to USDA mission sciences, NIFA priorities and national science education policies and statistics. Applications are being solicited from institutions that confer a graduate degree in at least one of the following Targeted Expertise Shortage Areas: 1) animal and plant production; 2) forest resources; 3) agricultural educators and communicators; 4) agricultural management and economics; 5) food science and human nutrition; 6) sciences for agricultural biosecurity; and 7) training in integrative biosciences for sustainable food and agricultural systems.

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

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://www.nifa.usda.gov/funding/rfas/national_needs.html
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Title: Disability and Rehabilitation Research Projects and Centers Program: Disability and Rehabilitation Research Projects (DRRPs): Traumatic Brain Injury Model Systems Centers (TBIMS) (CFDA 84.133A-5 / ED-GRANTS-061112-001)
Sponsor: Dept. of Education
Deadline: 7/20/12
Amount: $447,500

Description/Eligibility: The purpose of the Disability and Rehabilitation Research Projects and Centers Program is to plan and conduct research, demonstration projects, training, and related activities, including international activities; to develop methods, procedures, and rehabilitation technologies that maximize the full inclusion and integration of individuals with disabilities into society, and promote employment, independent living, family support, and economic and social self-sufficiency of individuals with disabilities, especially individuals with the most severe disabilities; and to improve the effectiveness of services authorized under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended (Rehabilitation Act).

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

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://www07.grants.gov/search/search.do?&mode=VIEW&oppId=175653
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Title: Western Hemisphere Regional Marginalized Communities Business Human Rights (DRLA-DRLAQM-12-064)
Sponsor: Democracy, Human Rights and Labor (DRL), U.S. Dept. of State
Deadline: 7/20/12
Amount: $500,000-$750,000

Description/Eligibility: DRL seeks proposals for an 18-month project directed at improving the consultative process and facilitating dialogue among marginalized communities and stakeholders in the public and private sector in Panama, Peru, and Guatemala on issues related to natural resource extraction. The project should increase marginalized groups' access to technical, legal, and environmental advice while creating sustainable connections and networks among communities, government and the private sector. To the extent possible, the project should also take advantage of the potential to share and develop lessons learned on the Voluntary Principles on Security and Human Rights (VPs) from the Colombian model. The project should build on and closely coordinate with ongoing initiatives being implemented by USAID and other donors in these countries, ensuring that activities are not duplicated in the same geographic area.

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

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://www07.grants.gov/search/search.do?&mode=VIEW&oppId=175433
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Title: Research Education Grants for Statistical and Computational Training in the Genetics of Addiction (R25) (PAR-12-199)
Sponsor: National Institutes of Health (NIH)
Deadline: 7/31/12
Amount: $500,000 (in direct costs)

Description/Eligibility: The purpose of this opportunity is to encourage applications focused on research education in statistical and computational models to address genetics-based problems in addiction. Eligible participants may include undergraduate, graduate, and/or postdoctoral level students and may include both US and non-US citizens.

How to Apply:  Faculty in Psychology or the Population Research Center should contact their departmental Grants & Contracts Specialist. Other Liberal Arts faculty should contact Kathy Thatcher (thatcher@austin.utexas.edu) in the COLA Office of Research and return Proposal Review Form by July 31st.

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-12-199.html
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Title: U.S. India Bilateral Collaborative Research Partnerships (CRP) on the Prevention of HIV/AIDS and Co-morbidities (R21) (RFA-AI-12-033)
Sponsor: National Institutes of Health (NIH)
Deadline: 8/14/12
Amount: $200,000

Description/Eligibility: This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) solicits Exploratory/Developmental (R21) applications from United States (U.S.)-funded institutions with an Indian-institution partner to establish Collaborative Research Partnerships (CRP) in the field of HIV/AIDS prevention or in preventing, treating, or ameliorating HIV-related co-morbidities such as malignancies, metabolic complications or opportunistic infections (OIs). The U.S.-India Bilateral CRP Program is designed to develop collaborations between scientists and institutions in the U.S. and India to conduct high quality HIV/AIDS prevention research of mutual interest and benefit to both countries while developing the basis for future institutional and individual scientific collaborations. This FOA will utilize the research capacities of the institutions and scientists in both countries to advance the field of HIV/AIDS prevention and to develop preliminary data that may support a more extensive future research proposal to test an HIV/AIDS prevention program.

How to Apply:  Faculty in Psychology or the Population Research Center should contact their departmental Grants & Contracts Specialist. Other Liberal Arts faculty should contact Kathy Thatcher (thatcher@austin.utexas.edu) in the COLA Office of Research and return Proposal Review Form by August 14th.

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-AI-12-033.html
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Title: State and National Archival Partnership (CFDA 89.003 / PARTNERSHIP-201209)
Sponsor: National Archives and Records Administration (NARA)
Deadline: 8/16/12
Amount: $70,000

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) in the COLA Office of Research and return Proposal Review Form by August 16th.

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://www.archives.gov/nhprc/announcement/innovation.html
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Title: Improving Diet and Physical Activity Assessment (R21) (PAR-12-197)
Sponsor: National Institutes of Health (NIH)
Deadline: 8/17/12
Amount: $200,000

Description/Eligibility: This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) encourages innovative research to enhance the quality of measurements of dietary intake and physical activity. Applications submitted under this FOA may include development of: Novel assessment approaches; better methods to evaluate instruments; assessment tools for culturally diverse populations or various age groups, including children and older adults; improved technology or applications of existing technology; statistical methods to assess or correct for measurement errors or biases, methods to investigate the multidimensionality of diet and physical activity behavior through pattern analysis; or integrated measurement of diet and physical activity along with the environmental context of such behaviors.

How to Apply:  Faculty in Psychology should contact Kristin Weidman (Kristen@austin.utexas.edu) to apply. Other Liberal Arts faculty should contact Kathy Thatcher (thatcher@austin.utexas.edu) in the COLA Office of Research and return Proposal Review Form by August 17th.

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-12-197.html
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Title: NIDA Mentored Clinical Scientists Development Program Award in Drug Abuse and Addiction (K12) (PAR-10-177)
Sponsor: National Institutes of Health (NIH)
Deadline: 8/17/12
Amount: Unspecified

Description/Eligibility: The goal of NIH-supported career development programs is to help ensure that a diverse pool of highly trained scientists is available in adequate numbers and in appropriate research areas to address the Nations biomedical, behavioral, and clinical research needs. This funding opportunity announcement (FOA) encourages applications for institutional research career development (K12) programs that propose to support intensive supervised research training and career development experiences for clinician scientists (scholars) leading to research independence in the area of drug abuse and addiction. Candidates selected for support as scholars must hold a clinical or research doctorate and can commit a minimum of 9 person-months (equivalent to 75% of full-time professional effort) conducting clinical research and career development activities associated with the proposed program.

How to Apply:  Faculty in Psychology should contact Kristin Weidman (Kristen@austin.utexas.edu) to apply. Other Liberal Arts faculty should contact Kathy Thatcher (thatcher@austin.utexas.edu) in the COLA Office of Research and return Proposal Review Form by August 17th.

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-10-177.html
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Title: NICHD Program Project Grant (P01) (PAR-10-245)
Sponsor: National Institutes of Health (NIH)
Deadline: 9/4/12
Amount: $750,000 (direct costs, for new applications)

Description/Eligibility: This funding opportunity announcement (FOA) issued by the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD), National Institutes of Health (NIH) encourages innovative, multidisciplinary, interactive, and synergistic program project grant applications from institutions/organizations that propose to conduct research on reproductive, developmental, behavioral, social, and rehabilitative processes that determine the health or functioning of newborns, infants, children, adults, families, and populations.  The purpose of the P01 mechanism is to encourage investigation of complex problems relevant to NlCHD's mission and to facilitate economy of effort, space, and equipment. Under appropriate circumstances, the collaborative research effort of a program project can accelerate the acquisition of knowledge more effectively than a simple aggregate of research projects without thematic integration.

How to Apply: Faculty in Psychology should contact Kristin Weidman (Kristen@austin.utexas.edu) to apply. Other Liberal Arts faculty should contact Kathy Thatcher (thatcher@austin.utexas.edu) in the COLA Office of Research and return Proposal Review Form by September 4th.

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-10-245.html
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Title: Publishing Historical Records (CFDA 89.003 / PUBLISHING-201210)
Sponsor: National Archives and Records Administration (NARA)
Deadline: 9/13/12
Amount: $20,000-$250,000

Description/Eligibility: The National Historical Publications and Records Commission seeks proposals to publish historical records of national significance. Projects may focus on the papers of major figures from American life or cover broad historical movements in politics, military, business, social reform, the arts, and other aspects of the national experience. The historical value of the records and their expected usefulness to broad audiences must justify the costs of the project. Grants are awarded for collecting, describing, preserving, compiling, editing, and publishing documentary source materials. Because of the focus on documentary sources, grants do not support preparation of critical editions of published works unless such works are just a small portion of the larger project.

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

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://www.archives.gov/nhprc/announcement/publishing.html
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Title: Innovation in Archives and Documentary Editing (CFDA 89.003 / INNOVATION-201210)
Sponsor: National Archives and Records Administration (NARA)
Deadline: 9/13/12
Amount: $150,000

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.

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

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://www.archives.gov/nhprc/announcement/innovation.html
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Title: Advancing Exceptional Research on HIV/AIDS (R01) (RFA-DA-13-008)
Sponsor: National Institutes of Health (NIH)
Deadline: 10/26/12 (Letter of Intent)
Amount: $1.5M for 2-3 awards

Description/Eligibility: This Funding Opportunity Announcement seeks to attract exceptionally talented investigators with a track record of conducting groundbreaking, innovative, and/or unconventional investigations to research on HIV/AIDS and drug abuse.  Projects may be led by collaborative investigative teams or individual scientists.  Awards will support projects, which, if successful, will have a major impact on HIV/AIDS and drug abuse. Examples of studies of relevance to drug abuse would include studies using: populations with significant numbers of drug users; samples from drug using populations; model systems, including in vitro systems and animal models, to test effects of drugs of abuse on pathogenesis, progression, treatment; developing interventions or treatments that are tailored to drug using populations.  Projects may be in any area of research but must be in an area described in the Trans – NIH Plan for HIV-Related Research http://www.oar.nih.gov/strategicplan/.  While not limited to any one area of research, this award would be ideal for conducting translational studies.

How to Apply:  Faculty in Psychology should contact Kristin Weidman (Kristen@austin.utexas.edu) to apply. Other Liberal Arts faculty should contact Kathy Thatcher (thatcher@austin.utexas.edu) in the COLA Office of Research and return Proposal Review Form by October 26th.

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-DA-13-008.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/

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Destin Ray Smith destin@austin.utexas.edu for Post-Award

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