College of Liberal Arts

COLA Grants Digest: July 3, 2012

Mon, Jul 2, 2012

Title: Faculty Early Career Development Program, Geosciences and Social, Behavioral and Economic Sciences (CAREER) (NSF 11-690)
Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)
Deadline: 7/4/12 (Proposal Review Form)
Amount: $400,000 (5 years)

Description/Eligibility: CAREER: The Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Program is a Foundation-wide activity that offers the National Science Foundation's most prestigious awards in support of junior faculty who exemplify the role of teacher-scholars through outstanding research, excellent education and the integration of education and research within the context of the mission of their organizations. Such activities should build a firm foundation for a lifetime of leadership in integrating education and research. NSF encourages submission of CAREER proposals from junior faculty members at all CAREER-eligible organizations and especially encourages women, members of underrepresented minority groups, and persons with disabilities to apply.

How to Apply:  Contact Kathy Thatcher (thatcher@austin.utexas.edu) in the COLA Office of Research and return Proposal Review Form by July 4th.

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=503214
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Title: Brazilian Nuclear History Fellowship at the Wilson Center
Sponsor: Wilson Center
Deadline: 7/16/12
Amount: $15,000 (3 mo. stipend)

Description/Eligibility: The Nuclear Proliferation International History Project, (NPIHP) is pleased to announce a 3-month research fellowship for a scholar studying Brazil’s nuclear history, in particular as it relates to US-Brazilian relations, Brazil’s nuclear relations with Argentina and other countries, and Brazil’s evolving role in the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) regime. The fellowship, made possible by a generous grant from the Carnegie Corporation of New York, will provide a unique opportunity to conduct archival and oral history research on Brazil’s nuclear history using resources in the Washington, DC area, at US presidential libraries, and in cooperation with NPIHP’s partners at Fundacao Getulio Vargas in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, and elsewhere in the world. The ideal candidate will be an advanced Ph.D. candidate or post-doctoral researcher studying Brazil’s nuclear program from a historical perspective, however exceptionally good proposals will also be accepted from more junior scholars working on the subject matter.

How to Apply:  Submit directly to sponsor.

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://www.wilsoncenter.org/opportunity/brazilian-nuclear-history-fellowship-the-wilson-center
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Title: Public Health Services and Systems Research: Mentored Research Scientist Development Awards
Sponsor: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
Deadline: 7/18/12
Amount: $100,000 (2 years)

Description/Eligibility: Public Health Services and Systems Research (PHSSR) is a multidisciplinary field of study that examines the organization, financing, delivery and quality of public health services within communities and the resulting impact on population health. The National Coordinating Center for PHSSR and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation seek to expand the evidence base for effective decision-making in public health practice and policy through research that responds to the questions defined in the National Agenda for PHSSR. This solicitation is intended to strengthen the pool of researchers available to conduct PHSSR and to build on successful principles and models previously demonstrated in public health and health services research. The awards support mentored, intensive career development experiences through funding, educational experiences and protected time to conduct independent research.

How to Apply:  Contact Melanie Morgan (mmorgan@austin.utexas.edu) in the COLA Office of Research and return Proposal Review Form by July 18th.

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://www.rwjf.org/applications/solicited/cfp.jsp?ID=21398&cid=XEM_A6129
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Title: Countering Violent Extremism Bangladesh Program (SCTP-SCTAQM-12-005 / CFDA 19.700)
Sponsor: US Dept. of State, Office of the Coordinator for Counterterrorism
Deadline: 7/20/12
Amount: $1,100,000 - $1,200,000

Description/Eligibility: The Department of State's Bureau for Counterterrorism Countering Violent Extremism Unit, is pleased to announce an open competition under its Countering Violent Extremism (CVE) Program for an award for activities in Bangladesh. The CVE program seeks to provide positive alternatives to those most at-risk of radicalization and recruitment into violent extremism; counter violent extremist narratives; and increase partner-nation (civil society and government) capacities to stem radicalization and recruitment. CT will award one cooperative agreement of approximately $1.2 million for these activities in Bangladesh, contingent upon the availability of funds. Programming will target university students to counter the appeal of violent extremist ideologies among that demographic. Specifically, CT seeks to develop local activities focusing on the use of visual media for CVE. Applications should describe the development and production of a visual media program focused on countering radicalization on university campuses. A dissemination strategy should also be described. Filmmaking is a particular medium of interest.

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: https://www.grantsolutions.gov/gs/preaward/previewPublicAnnouncement.do?id=15377
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Title: American Cultural Centers and Cultural Programming in the People’s Republic of China (EAPBJ-12-GR-001-EAP-062912 / CFDA 19.700)
Sponsor: US Dept. of State, US Mission to China
Deadline: 7/25/12
Amount: $25,000 - $100,000

Description/Eligibility: The Public Affairs Section (PAS) of the U.S. Embassy in Beijing, China is pleased to announce an open competition for assistance awards through this Request for Applications (RFA). PAS invites U.S. post-secondary accredited institutions of higher learning (Public, Private, and State) and not-for-profit organizations subject to 501 (c) (3) of the tax code to submit proposals for the establishment of an American Cultural Center through an existing partnership with a Chinese institution and/or comprehensive U.S. cultural-related programming at space provided by a Chinese partner institution as needed. PAS will have up to $1 million available to award multiple grants for up to $100,000 per grant.

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://www07.grants.gov/search/search.do?&mode=VIEW&oppId=181034
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Title: New Connections: Increasing Diversity of RWJF Programming—Junior Investigator Program
Sponsor: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
Deadline: 8/8/12
Amount: $100,000 (2 years)

Description/Eligibility:  New Connections: Increasing Diversity of RWJF Programming aims to expand the diversity of perspectives that inform Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) programming and introduce new researchers and scholars to RWJF, while simultaneously helping to meet staff needs for data analysis. The program invites Junior Investigators—scholars from historically disadvantaged and underrepresented communities—to submit proposals that address programming priorities for one of RWJF’s program areas.

How to Apply:  Contact Melanie Morgan (mmorgan@austin.utexas.edu) in the COLA Office of Research and return Proposal Review Form by August 8th.

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://www.rwjf.org/applications/solicited/cfp.jsp?ID=21399&cid=XEM_A6156
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Title: New Connections: Increasing Diversity of RWJF Programming—Midcareer Consultant Program
Sponsor: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
Deadline: 8/8/12
Amount: $100,000 (2 years)

Description/Eligibility: New Connections: Increasing Diversity of RWJF Programming aims to expand the diversity of perspectives that inform Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) programming and introduce new researchers and scholars to the Foundation who would help teams with their research and evaluation needs. The program invites Midcareer Consultants—scholars from historically disadvantaged and underrepresented communities who have between 10–15 years of research and/or evaluation experience—to address program priorities for RWJF’s teams and portfolios. New Connections is a career development program for early- and mid-career researchers. We aim to enhance the research and evaluation capacity of researchers and consultants from underrepresented groups.

How to Apply:  Contact Melanie Morgan (mmorgan@austin.utexas.edu) in the COLA Office of Research and return Proposal Review Form by August 8th.

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://www.rwjf.org/applications/solicited/cfp.jsp?ID=21400
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Title: The Women’s Initiative (photojournalism project on violence against women)
Sponsor: The Alexia Foundation
Deadline: 8/15/12
Amount: $25,000

Description/Eligibility: The Alexia Foundation’s main purpose is to encourage and help photojournalists create stories that drive change. While our traditional grant guidelines put no limits on the subject matter for grant proposals, a few proposals about women’s rights in the last few years have been so powerful that they have compelled the Foundation to create a grant specifically on the issue of women’s abuse.  Because this issue is so shocking and deplorable – but continues partly because it is so often unseen or ignored – the Foundation will provide a $25,000 grant so a project can be produced that will illuminate the horrors of what is happening, often invisibly in our own communities.

How to Apply:  Submit directly to sponsor.

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://www.alexiafoundation.org/grants/womensinitiative
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Title: G2012 Mexico Financial Inclusion: Innovative Solutions for Unlocking Access
Sponsor: G2012 Mexico and Ashoka Changemakers
Deadline: 8/22/12
Amount: $1,000 - $100,000

Description/Eligibility: The competition seeks innovations that address barriers to financial inclusion, including but not limited to physical or other accessibility barriers that prevent communities from reaching financial services; the shortage of affordable financial products tailored to the needs of underserved and excluded communities; and the lack of incentives for financial service providers to continue serving low-income, poor, or marginalized communities. Proposals are welcome from individuals, nonprofits, and for-profit organizations, including private financial institutions, private investors and companies, socially responsible investors, foundations, and citizen sector organizations. Entries may describe a collaboration between more than one eligible organization and projects in any stage of development, from idea or concept, to proven programs.

How to Apply: Contact Melanie Morgan (mmorgan@austin.utexas.edu) in the COLA Office of Research and return Proposal Review Form by August 22nd.

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://www.changemakers.com/financialinclusion
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Title: Partnerships for Innovation: Accelerating Innovation Research (PFI: AIR) (NSF 12-571)
Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)
Deadline: 8/22/12 (Letter of Intent)
Amount: $150,000 - $8,000,000

Description/Eligibility: To continue to strengthen the innovation ecosystem, NSF is revising NSF 12-511 to promote two choices under the Partnerships for Innovation (PFI): Accelerating Innovation Research (AIR) subprogram. The first choice, Technology Translation, encourages the translation of technologically-promising research discoveries made by prior and/or current NSF-funded investigators toward a path of commercialization; while the second choice, Research Alliance, promotes synergistic collaborations between an existing NSF-funded research alliance (including consortia such as Engineering Research Centers, Industry University Cooperative Research Centers, Science and Technology Centers, Nanoscale Science and Engineering Centers, Materials Research Science and Engineering Centers, Centers for Chemical Innovation, and Emerging Frontiers in Research and Innovation grantees) and other public and private entities to motivate the translation and transfer of research discoveries into innovative technologies and commercial reality. Both of these choices are designed to accelerate innovation that results in the creation of new wealth and the building of strong local, regional, and national economies.

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

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=504790
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Title: Biobehavioral Research Awards for Innovative New Scientists (BRAINS) (R01) (RFA-MH-13-110)
Sponsor: National Institutes of Health (NIH)
Deadline: 8/31/12 (Letter of Intent)
Amount: $1,625,000

Description/Eligibility: The Biobehavioral Research Awards for Innovative New Scientists (BRAINS) award is intended to support the research and research career development of outstanding scientists who are in the early, formative stages of their careers and who plan to make a long-term career commitment to research in specific mission areas of the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH).  This award seeks to assist these individuals in launching an innovative clinical, translational, basic or services research program that holds the potential to profoundly transform the understanding, diagnosis, treatment, or prevention of mental disorders.  Each year the BRAINS program will focus on a specific area of research and/or research career development need.  For FY 2013 and FY 2014, the BRAINS program will focus on the research priorities and gap areas identified in the NIMH Strategic Plan (http://www.nimh.nih.gov/about/strategic-planning-reports/index.shtml) and the Research Domain Criteria (RDoC) project (http://www.nimh.nih.gov/research-funding/rdoc/index.shtml).  

How to Apply:  Applicants in Psychology should contact Kristen Weidman (kristen@austin.utexas.edu) . Others should contact Kathy Thatcher (thatcher@austin.utexas.edu) in the COLA Office of Research and return Proposal Review Form by August 31st.

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-MH-13-110.html
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Title: Health and Society Scholars
Sponsor: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
Deadline: 8/31/12
Amount: $80,000 (annual stipend)

Description/Eligibility: The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health & Society Scholars program provides two years of support to postdoctoral scholars at all stages of their careers to build the nation’s capacity for research and leadership to address the multiple determinants of population health and contribute to policy change. The program is based on the principle that progress in the field of population health depends upon multidisciplinary collaboration and exchange. Its goal is to improve health by training scholars to: (1) investigate the connections among biological, genetic, behavioral, environmental, economic and social determinants of health; and (2) develop, evaluate and disseminate knowledge, interventions and policies that integrate and act on these determinants to improve health.

How to Apply:  Contact Melanie Morgan (mmorgan@austin.utexas.edu) in the COLA Office of Research and return Proposal Review Form by August 31st.

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://www.rwjf.org/applications/solicited/cfp.jsp?ID=21395&cid=XEM_A6120
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Title: World Politics and Statecraft Fellowship (Dissertation Research)
Sponsor: Smith Richardson Foundation
Deadline: 9/26/12
Amount: $7,500

Description/Eligibility: The Smith Richardson Foundation is pleased to announce a new annual grant competition to support Ph.D. dissertation research on American foreign policy, international relations, international security, strategic studies, area studies, and diplomatic and military history. The fellowship's objective is to support the research and writing of policy-relevant dissertations through funding of fieldwork, archival research, and language training.  In evaluating applications, the Foundation will accord preference to those projects that could directly inform U.S. policy debates and thinking, rather than dissertations that are principally focused on abstract theory or debates within a scholarly discipline.

How to Apply:  Contact Melanie Morgan (mmorgan@austin.utexas.edu) in the COLA Office of Research and return Proposal Review Form by September 26th.

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://www.srf.org/grants/world_politics.php
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Title: Artic Research Opportunities (NSF 10-597)
Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)
Deadline: 9/27/12
Amount: $25M for 75 awards

Description/Eligibility: The goal of the NSF Division of Arctic Sciences is to gain a better understanding of the Arctic's physical, biological, geological, chemical, social and cultural processes; the interactions of oceanic, terrestrial, atmospheric, biological, social, cultural, and economic systems; and the connections that define the Arctic. The Division of Arctic Sciences and other NSF programs support projects that contribute to the development of the next generation of researchers and scientific literacy for all ages through education, outreach, and broadening participation in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. Program representatives from OPP and other non-OPP NSF programs that support arctic research coordinate across NSF, including joint review and funding of arctic proposals and mutual support of special projects with high logistical costs.

How to Apply:  Contact Kathy Thatcher (thatcher@austin.utexas.edu) in the COLA Office of Research and return Proposal Review Form by September 27th.

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=5521
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Title: Cohort Studies of HIV/AIDS and Substance Use (U01) (PAR-12-222)
Sponsor: National Institutes of Health (NIH), National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)
Deadline: 10/19/12
Amount: Unspecified

Description/Eligibility: This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA), issued by the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), invites grant applications that propose longitudinal cohort studies to address emerging and/or high priority research on HIV/AIDS and substance abuse.  This FOA will support the development and maintenance of new cohorts or the expansion of existing cohorts to address the natural and treated history of HIV infection in at-risk populations where substance use is a central factor. The intent of the FOA is to provide a strong resource platform for current and future collaborative efforts with other investigators to address emerging questions related to HIV infection, prevention, and treatment in the context of substance abuse, as well as to foster the creativity and efficiency of investigator–initiated research goals.

How to Apply:  Applicants in Psychology should contact Kristen Weidman (kristen@austin.utexas.edu) . Others should contact Kathy Thatcher (thatcher@austin.utexas.edu) in the COLA Office of Research and return Proposal Review Form by October 19th.

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-12-222.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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