College of Liberal Arts

COLA Grants Digest: June 26, 2012

Mon, Jun 25, 2012

Title: Development of an Academic Certificate Program in Nuclear Security (ISN-ISNCTR-12-001)
Sponsor: U.S. Dept. of State, Bureau of International Security and Nonproliferation
Deadline: 7/2/12
Amount: $125,000 - $200,000

Description/Eligibility: The U.S. Department of State’s Office of Cooperative Threat Reduction (ISN/CTR) is pleased to announce a new funding opportunity through this Request for Applications (RFA). ISN/CTR invites U.S.-based educational institutions to submit proposals to develop a tailored academic certificate program in nuclear security issues for future and current scientists, technicians, and engineers.

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

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://www07.grants.gov/search/search.do?&mode=VIEW&oppId=179433
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Title: innOVATION Grant Program
Sponsor: Ovation & Americans for the Arts
Deadline: 7/10/12
Amount: $10,000 - $25,000

Description/Eligibility: As part of its effort to recognize the role artists play in revitalizing their communities, Ovation television network has partnered with Americans for the Arts to launch a national grant program, innOVATION. To be eligible, applicants must be Americans for the Arts organizational members and must be nominated by an elected community official (mayor, county executive, etc.). Applicants' community-revitalization programs must focus on the arts and have a demonstrated record of success. Only one submission per community will be accepted.

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.americansforthearts.org/get_involved/membership/innovation.asp
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Title: NASDAQ OMX Group Educational Foundation Grants
Sponsor: NASDAZ OMX Group Educational Foundation, Inc.
Deadline: 7/11/12
Amount: Unspecified

Description/Eligibility: The mission of The NASDAQ OMX Group Educational Foundation, Inc. is to promote learning about capital formation, financial markets and entrepreneurship through innovative educational programs. Types of Grants: Academic Study or Research, generally awarded to college or university professors; Ph.D. Dissertation Fellowships, Awarded to colleges or universities on behalf of the candidate; Curriculum Development, Generally awarded at the university level to develop financial markets curricula; Educational Projects or Programs, including classroom and extracurricular programs at the high school, college and university level, teacher training, and professional development for adults. May also include the creation of new educational materials. Please note that all proposals must further financial markets literacy and entrepreneurship in addition to meeting other criteria.

How to Apply:  Contact Melanie Morgan (mmorgan@austin.utexas.edu) in the COLA Office of Research and return Proposal Review Form by July 11th. First round consists of letter of inquiry, full proposals by invitation.

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://www.nasdaqomx.com/services/initiatives/educationalfoundation/
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Title: Disability and Rehabilitation Research Projects and Centers Program: Rehabilitation Engineering Research Centers Program (RERCs): Recreational Technologies and Exercise Physiology Benefiting Individuals with Disabilities (ED-GRANTS-062012-004)
Sponsor: U.S. Dept. of Education
Deadline: 7/24/12
Amount: $950,000

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 technologies that maximize the full inclusion and integration of individuals with disabilities into society, and support the 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 24th. First round consists of letter of inquiry, full proposals by invitation. Applicants in Psychology should contact Kristin Weidman (kristin@austin.utexas.edu).  

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://www07.grants.gov/search/search.do?&mode=VIEW&oppId=178773
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Title: Intensive Summer Training of Trainers for English Language Teachers and Summer Camp for Students (DOXGEO-12-CA-003-GEO-062212)
Sponsor: U.S. Dept. of State, U.S. Mission to Georgia
Deadline: 8/10/12
Amount: $1,039,605
Description/Eligibility: The Public Affairs Section (PAS) of the U.S. Embassy in Tbilisi, Georgia, is pleased to announce an open competition for an assistance award through this Request for Proposals (RFP) for an “Intensive Summer Training of Trainers for English Language Teachers and Summer Camp for Students” Program. PAS invites U.S. and Georgian non-profit/non-governmental organizations and educational institutions to submit proposals for a two- year project to provide specialized training for experienced and skilled Georgian teachers of English to enhance their theoretical and practical knowledge, effecting deep understanding of the issues related to the teaching of English as a foreign language. The goal of the program is to enable these teacher trainers to lead their peers in professional development, providing training to Georgian teachers nationwide. PAS Tbilisi will use part of the funds to strengthen the English language skills of Georgian teachers of English by sending them to the U.S. for an intensive summer language course, and the other part of the funds to arrange English camps for Georgian teachers and students of English.
How to Apply:  Contact Kathy Thatcher (thatcher@austin.utexas.edu) in the COLA Office of Research and return Proposal Review Form by Aug. 10th.

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://www07.grants.gov/search/search.do?&mode=VIEW&oppId=179013
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Title: Geography and Spatial Sciences Program (GSS) Regular Research Proposals (NSF 12-570)
Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)
Deadline: 8/23/12
Amount: $40,000 - $400,000
Description/Eligibility: The goals of the NSF Geography and Spatial Sciences (GSS) Program are: 1) To promote scientific research in geography and the spatial sciences that advances theory and basic understanding and that addresses the challenges facing society. 2) To promote the integration of geographers and spatial scientists in interdisciplinary research. 3) To promote education and training of geographers and spatial scientists in order to enhance the capabilities of current and future generations of researchers. 3) To promote the development and use of scientific methods and tools for geographic research. Projects on a variety of topics (both domestic and international) qualify for support if they offer promise of contributing to scholarship by enhancing geographical knowledge, concepts, theories, methods, and their application to societal problems and concerns. GSS encourages projects that explicitly integrate undergraduate and graduate education into the overall research agenda.
How to Apply:  Contact Kathy Thatcher (thatcher@austin.utexas.edu) in the COLA Office of Research and return Proposal Review Form by Aug. 23rd.

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://nsf.gov/pubs/2012/nsf12570/nsf12570.htm
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Title: Women’s Mental Health During Pregnancy and the Postpartum Period (R21 (Exploratory/Development Grants): PA-12-215; R01 (Research Projects): PA-12-216)
Sponsor: National Institutes of Health (NIH)
Deadline: R21: 9/25/12 (three deadlines annually through April 2015); R01: 10/15/12
Amount: R21: $200,000; R01: Unspecified

Description/Eligibility: The purpose of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to outline priority areas for research related to women’s mental health during pregnancy and the postpartum period. Priority areas include basic and clinical neuroscience, studies of clinical course, epidemiological factors and risk factors, as well as interventions and services research. The NIMH, NICHD, and NIDA are committed to supporting research that will increase scientific understanding of and treatments for mental disorders experienced by women during and following pregnancy. Reduction of the public health burden of mental disorders during this perinatal period will improve the health and well-being of new mothers, their children and families.

How to Apply:  Contact Kathy Thatcher (thatcher@austin.utexas.edu) in the COLA Office of Research and return Proposal Review Form by internal deadline listed above (Sept. 25th for R21s or Oct. 15th for R01s). Applicants in Psychology should contact Kristin Weidman (kristin@austin.utexas.edu).

Full Announcement/Contacts: R21: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-12-215.html R01: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-12-216.html
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Title: Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study Fellowships
Sponsor: Harvard University
Deadline: 10/1/12
Amount: $70,000 + research expenses

Description/Eligibility: The Radcliffe Institute Fellowship Program is a scholarly community where individuals pursue advanced work across a wide range of academic disciplines, professions, and creative arts. Radcliffe Institute fellowships are designed to support scholars, scientists, artists, and writers of exceptional promise and demonstrated accomplishment who wish to pursue work in academic and professional fields and in the creative arts. Scholars in any field with a doctorate or appropriate terminal degree at least two years prior to appointment (by December 2011) in the area of the proposed project are eligible to apply. Only scholars who have published at least two articles in refereed journals or edited collections are eligible to apply. Applicants whose projects draw on the resources of the Institute's Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America (the country's foremost archive in women's history) are looked on favorably, but such a focus is not a requisite for applying.

How to Apply:  Submit directly to sponsor.

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://www.radcliffe.harvard.edu/how-apply
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Title: National Humanities Center Fellowship Program
Sponsor: National Humanities Center
Deadline: 10/15/12
Amount: Salary-based (minimum half salary and moving expenses)

Description/Eligibility: The National Humanities Center offers 40 residential fellowships for advanced study in the humanities during the academic year, September 2013 through May 2014. Applicants must have doctorate or equivalent scholarly credentials. Young scholars as well as senior scholars are encouraged to apply, but they must have a record of publication, and new Ph.D.s should be aware that the Center does not normally support the revision of a doctoral dissertation. In addition to scholars from all fields of the humanities, the Center accepts individuals from the natural and social sciences, the arts, the professions, and public life who are engaged in humanistic projects. The Center is also international and gladly accepts applications from scholars outside the United States. Most of the Center's fellowships are unrestricted. Several, however, are designated for particular areas of research. These include a fellowship for a young woman in philosophy and fellowships for environmental studies, English literature, art history, Asian Studies, and theology.

How to Apply:  Submit directly to sponsor.

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://nationalhumanitiescenter.org/fellowships/index.htm
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Title: NIH Support for Conferences and Scientific Meetings (Parent R13/U13) (PA-12-212)
Sponsor: National Institutes of Health (NIH)
Deadline: Open through 8/15/14
Amount: Check relevant institute/center guidelines

Description/Eligibility: The purpose of the NIH Research Conference (R13) Grant and NIH Research Conference Cooperative Agreement (U13) Programs is to support high quality scientific conferences that are relevant to its mission and to the public health. A conference is defined as a symposium, seminar, workshop, or any other organized and formal meeting, whether conducted face-to-face or via the Internet, where individuals assemble (or meet virtually) to exchange information and views or explore or clarify a defined subject, problem, or area of knowledge, whether or not a published report results from such meeting. Support of conferences is contingent on the fiscal and programmatic interests and priorities of the individual NIH Institutes and Centers (ICs). Therefore, a conference grant application is required to contain a permission-to-submit letter from any one of the participating ICs’ conference grant contact persons.

How to Apply:  Contact appropriate IC contact to obtain permission-to-submit letter, then contact Kathy Thatcher (thatcher@austin.utexas.edu) in the COLA Office of Research and return Proposal Review Form allowing three weeks for proposal processing.

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-12-212.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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