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COLA Grants Digest: July 10, 2012

Tue, Jul 10, 2012

Title: Opportunities for Promoting Understanding through Synthesis (OPUS) (NSF 10-557)
Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)
Deadline: 7/12/2012
Amount: $150,000

Description/Eligibility: All four clusters within the Division of Environmental Biology (Population and Community Ecology, Ecosystem Science, Evolutionary Processes and Systematic Biology and Biodiversity Inventories) encourage the submission of proposals aimed at synthesizing a body of related research projects conducted by a single individual or a group of investigators over an extended period. OPUS proposals will often be appropriately submitted in mid-to-late career, but will also be appropriate early enough in a career to produce unique, integrated insight useful both to the scientific community and to the development of the investigator's future work. In cases where multiple scientists have worked collaboratively, an OPUS award will provide support for collaboration on a synthesis.

How to Apply: Contact Kathy Thatcher (thatcher@austin.utexas.edu) in the COLA Office of Research and return Proposal Review Form by July 12.

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://www.nsf.gov/publications/pub_summ.jsp?WT.z_pims_id=13403&ods_key=nsf12506
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Title: Perception, Action, and Cognition (PD 09-7252)
Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)
Deadline: 7/12/2012
Amount: Unspecified

Description/Eligibility: This funding opportunity supports research on perception, action and cognition. Emphasis is on research strongly grounded in theory. Central research topics for consideration by the Perception, Action, and Cognition panel include vision, audition, haptics, attention, memory, reasoning, written and spoken discourse, and motor control.

How to Apply: Applicants in Psychology should contact Kristin Weidman (kristin@austin.utexas.edu). Other applicants should contact Kathy Thatcher (thatcher@austin.utexas.edu) in the COLA Office of Research and return Proposal Review Form by July 12.

Full Announcement/Contacts:  http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=5686&WT.mc_id=USNSF_39&WT.mc_ev=click
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Title: Projects in Aging
Sponsor: Retirement Research Foundation
Deadline: 7/18/2012
Amount: Unspecified

Description/Eligibility: The Chicago-based Retirement Research Foundation, which is devoted exclusively to improving quality of life for the nation's older adults, especially those who are vulnerable due to advanced age, economic disadvantage, or disparity related to race and ethnicity, provides support through its grant programs for direct service, advocacy, education and training programs for professionals and paraprofessionals working with elders, and research to seek causes and solutions to significant problems of older adults.

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

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://www.rrf.org/grants-programs/grants
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Title: Research on Children in Military Families: The Impact of Parental Military Deployment and Reintegration on Child and family Functioning (R13) (PA-12-223)
Sponsor: National Institutes of Health (NIH)
Deadline: 7/23/2012
Amount: $25,000

Description/Eligibility: The purpose of this funding opportunity announcement (FOA) is to encourage interdisciplinary conferences and meetings to examine critical questions regarding the impact of parental military deployment, combat-related stress and reintegration with the family on child social and affective development outcomes as well as on family functioning.

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://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-12-223.html
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Title: Abe Fellowships    
Sponsor: Social Science Research Council (SSRC)
Deadline: 9/1/2012
Amount: Unspecified

Description/Eligibility: The Social Science Research Council (SSRC), the Japan Foundation Center for Global Partnership (CGP), and the American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) announce the annual Abe Fellowship Program competition. Funding for the Abe Fellowship Program is provided by CGP. The Abe Fellowship is designed to encourage international multidisciplinary research on topics of pressing global concern. The program seeks to foster the development of a new generation of researchers who are interested in policy-relevant topics of long-range importance and who are willing to become key members of a bilateral and global research network built around such topics. It strives especially to promote a new level of intellectual cooperation between the Japanese and American academic and professional communities committed to and trained for advancing global understanding and problem solving. Open to U.S. and non-U.S. citizens.

How to Apply: Apply directly to sponsor.

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://www.ssrc.org/fellowships/abe-fellowship/
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Title: NDH/DFG Bilateral Digital Humanities Program (CFDA 45.169)
Sponsor: National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH)
Deadline: 9/6/2012
Amount: $350,000

Description/Eligibility: The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) in the United States and the German Research Foundation (Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft e.V., DFG) are working together to offer support for projects that contribute to developing and implementing digital infrastructures and services for humanities research. In order to encourage new approaches and develop innovative methods in any field of the humanities, these grants provide funding for up to three years in any of the following areas: developing innovative methods—as well as standards and best practices—for building and merging digital collections that are important to the American and German scholarly community for use in research; developing and implementing generic tools, methods, and techniques for accessing and processing digital resources relevant to humanities research; ensuring the completion and long-term sustainability of existing digital resources (typically in conjunction with a library or archive); creating new digital modes of scholarly communication and publishing that facilitate international cooperation and dissemination of humanities scholarship; and developing models and case studies for effectively managing digital data generated in humanities research projects (for example, texts, audio files, photographs, 3D objects).

How to Apply: Contact Kathy Thatcher (thatcher@austin.utexas.edu) in the COLA Office of Research and return Proposal Review Form by September 6.

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://www.neh.gov/grants/odh/nehdfg-bilateral-digital-humanities-program
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Title: Fitch Mid-Career Grants
Sponsor: James Marston Fitch Charitable Foundation
Deadline: 9/15/2012
Amount: $15,000

Description/Eligibility: Fitch Mid-Career grants of up to $15,000 are awarded annually to one or two mid-career professionals who have an academic background, professional experience and an established identity in one or more of the following fields: historic preservation, architecture, landscape architecture, urban design, environmental planning, architectural history and the decorative arts. The James Marston Fitch Charitable Foundation will consider proposals for the research and/or the execution of the preservation-related projects in any of these fields.

How to Apply: Apply directly to sponsor. See grant announcement for complete list of materials to be submitted with application.

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://fitchfoundation.org/filter/Grants/ApplicationFitch-Mid-Career-Grant
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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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