College of Liberal Arts

COLA Grants Digest: July 17, 2012

Tue, Jul 17, 2012

NEW FINANCIAL CONFLICT OF INTEREST POLICY: A new financial conflict of interest policy will be implemented for all grant submissions with sponsor due dates of August 24, 2012, or later. Please see the information about the revised policy available at http://www.utexas.edu/research/rsc/coi/. More detailed information will be available on August 24, 2012.

Highlights: Tyler Prize for Environmental Achievement due 8/1/12, NSF Doctoral Dissertation Improvement Grants due 7/18/12, NSF Regular Submissions due 7/18/12
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Title: Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Grants for the following programs: Biological Anthropology; Decision, Risk and Management Sciences; Economics; Law and Social Sciences; Methodology, Measurement, and Statistics; Physical Anthropology; Sociology  – DDRIG (NSF 11-547)
Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)
Deadline: 07/18/12
Amount: Unspecified

Description/Eligibility: The National Science Foundation's Division of Behavioral and Cognitive Sciences (BCS), Division of Social and Economic Sciences (SES), and the SBE Office of Multidisciplinary Activities (SMA) award grants to doctoral students to improve the quality of dissertation research. 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.

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

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2011/nsf11547/nsf11547.htm
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Title: Cultural Anthropology (PD 98-1390)
Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)
Deadline: 07/18/12
Amount: Unspecified

Description/Eligibility: The Cultural Anthropology Program supports basic scientific research about the causes, consequences, and complexities of human social and cultural variability. Cultural anthropologists analyze human social and cultural behavior holistically. This integrated approach makes anthropology a valuable research tool for understanding the modern world. Because cultural patterns are emergent over time and space, there is no single natural scale for ethnographic and ethnological analysis. In some cases, cultural patterns may emerge from the collective behavior of large ensembles of smaller scale units; in others, they may be imposed by larger scale constraints. The origins of social and cultural variability may be remote from the scale at which they are observed. Therefore, research may target any appropriate scale or scales from local to regional to global. The Program encourages innovative research that contributes to building spatially and temporally specific theory that extends understanding beyond individual case studies.

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

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=5388
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Title: Political Science (PD 98-1371)
Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)
Deadline: 07/18/12
Amount:

Description/Eligibility: The Political Science Program supports scientific research that advances knowledge and understanding of citizenship, government, and politics. Research proposals are expected to be theoretically motivated, conceptually precise, methodologically rigorous, and empirically oriented. Substantive areas include, but are not limited to, American government and politics, comparative government and politics, international relations, political behavior, political economy, and political institutions.

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

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=5418
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Title: Methodology, Measurement, and Statistics (NSF 12-510)
Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)
Deadline: 07/18/12
Amount: Unspecified

Description/Eligibility: The Methodology, Measurement, and Statistics (MMS) Program is an interdisciplinary program in the Social, Behavioral, and Economic Sciences that supports the development of innovative analytical and statistical methods and models for those sciences. MMS seeks proposals that are methodologically innovative, grounded in theory, and have potential utility for multiple fields within the social and behavioral sciences.

How to Apply: Contact Kathy Thatcher (thatcher@austin.utexas.edu) in the COLA Office of Research and return Proposal Review Form by July 18.
 
Full Announcement/Contacts: http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=5421&WT.mc_id=USNSF_39&WT.mc_ev=click
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Title: Solar, Heliospheric, and Interplanetary Environment (SHINE) (NSF 04-585)
Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)
Deadline: 07/18/12
Amount: $600,000

Description/Eligibility: SHINE research focuses upon the connections between eruptive events and magnetic phenomena on the Sun and the corresponding solar wind structures in the inner heliosphere. SHINE fosters research on those processes by which magnetic fields and particles produced by the Sun permeate interplanetary space and on the mechanisms by which these fields and particles are transported to geospace through the inner heliosphere.

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

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2004/nsf04585/nsf04585.htm
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Title: Geography & Spatial Sciences (GSS) (NSF 12-570)
Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)
Deadline: 8/25/2012
Amount: $400,000

Description/Eligibility: The Geography and Spatial Sciences Program sponsors research on the geographic distributions and interactions of human, physical, and biotic systems on the Earth's surface. Investigations are encouraged into the nature, causes, and consequences of human activity and natural environmental processes across a range of scales. 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 July 19.

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2012/nsf12570/nsf12570.htm
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Title: Teacher Career and Professional Development Project (RFA-165-12-000001)
Sponsor: U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID)
Deadline: 7/20/212
Amount: $950,000

Description/Eligibility: This is a Request for Applications (RFA) for the Teacher Career and Professional Development (TCPD) Project USAID/Macedonia. Project USAID/Macedonia intends to issue a Request for Applications (RFA) for the award of a thirty-month Cooperative Agreement to a Macedonian indigenous organization, in support of a new Teacher Career and Professional Development (TCPD) Project within the next thirty days. The purpose of the TCPD is to assist the Government of Macedonia in strengthening the national education and training system by identifying necessary interventions that would best support national policy regarding continuous professional and career development of teachers. Given the size and scope of this project, it may be necessary for organizations to partner together to submit a joint proposal that would include all the necessary package of skills to successfully implement such a project.

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

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://www07.grants.gov/search/search.do;jsessionid=RlTnQQ2G4KWvdkJ5gW9vKD42ByYvnhdvj64zxPgBJ9JDMRr2G3tl!-2126388778?mode=VIEWREVISIONS&revNum=1
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Title: Tyler Prize for Environmental Achievement
Sponsor: University of Southern California (USC)
Deadline: 8/1/2012
Amount: $200,000

The John and Alice Tyler Prize is awarded for environmental science, environmental health and energy research conferring great benefit upon mankind. Prizes are awarded for any one of the following: 1) The protection, maintenance, improvement or understanding of an ecological or an environmental condition anywhere in the world; 2) The discovery, further development, improvement, or understanding of known or new sources of energy; or 3) Medical discoveries or achievements with such worldwide implications that they significantly benefit environmental aspects of human health. Living individuals or public or private institutions of any nation are eligible for nomination.

How to Apply: Submit the following materials to Liza Scarborough (liza@austin.utexas.edu) in the Office of the Vice President for Research by August 1.

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://www.usc.edu/dept/LAS/tylerprize/nominate.html
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Title: Establishment of a University Partnership in Islamic Culture and Civilization with the University of Karachi, Karachi, Pakistan (SCAPPD-12-CA-132-SCA-071312/CFDA 19.501)
Sponsor: Department of State (DOS)
Deadline: 8/3/2012
Amount: $1,000,000

Description/Eligibility: The Public Affairs Section of the U.S. Embassy in Islamabad announces an open competition for a cooperative agreement to establish a University Partnership between an accredited, four-year U.S. college or university and the University of Karachi. The University Partnership must be in Islamic Culture and Civilization with a focus on modern and contemporary issues to include comparative religion, economics, sociology and political thought.

How to Apply: Contact Kathy Thatcher (thatcher@austin.utexas.edu) in the COLA Office of Research and return Proposal Review Form by August 3.

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://www07.grants.gov/search/search.do?&mode=VIEW&oppId=184033
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Title: Geography & Spatial Sciences (GSS) (NSF 12-570)
Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)
Deadline: 8/25/2012
Amount: $400,000

Description/Eligibility: The Geography and Spatial Sciences Program sponsors research on the geographic distributions and interactions of human, physical, and biotic systems on the Earth's surface. Investigations are encouraged into the nature, causes, and consequences of human activity and natural environmental processes across a range of scales. 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 July 19.

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2012/nsf12570/nsf12570.htm
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Title: Health Impact Project: Advancing Smarter Policies for Healthier Communities (Program Grants)
Sponsor: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
Deadline: 8/31/2012
Amount: $250,000

Description/Eligibility: The Health Impact Project: Advancing Smarter Policies for Healthier Communities, a collaboration of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and The Pew Charitable Trusts, encourages the use of health impact assessments (HIA) to help decision-makers identify the potential health effects of proposed policies, projects, and programs, and make recommendations that enhance their health benefits and minimize their adverse effects and any associated costs. This call for proposals supports HIA program grants to enable organizations with previous HIA experience to conduct HIAs and develop sustainable, self-supporting HIA programs at the local, state, or tribal level. $100,000 in matching funds or in-kind support is required.
How to Apply: Contact Melanie Morgan (mmorgan@austin.utexas.edu) in the COLA Office of Research and return Proposal Review Form by August 31.

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://www.rwjf.org/applications/solicited/cfp.jsp?ID=21404&cid=XEM_A6187
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Title: Health Impact Project: Advancing Smarter Policies for Healthier Communities (Demonstration Project Grants)
Sponsor: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
Deadline: 9/7/2012
Amount: $75,000

Description/Eligibility:
The Health Impact Project: Advancing Smarter Policies for Healthier Communities, a collaboration of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and The Pew Charitable Trusts, encourages the use of health impact assessments (HIA) to help decision-makers identify the potential health effects of proposed policies, projects, and programs, and make recommendations that enhance their health benefits and minimize their adverse effects and any associated costs. This call for proposals supports HIA demonstration projects that inform a specific decision and help to build the case for the value of HIA.
How to Apply: Contact Melanie Morgan (mmorgan@austin.utexas.edu) in the COLA Office of Research and return Proposal Review Form by September 7.
Full Announcement/Contacts: http://www.rwjf.org/applications/solicited/cfp.jsp?ID=21404&cid=XEM_A6187
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Title: Understanding Clinical information Needs and Health Care Decision Making processes in the Context of Health Information Systems (PA-11-198)
Sponsor: National Institutes of Health (NIH)
Deadline: 9/14/2012
Amount: Unspecified

Description/Eligibility: This is a Large Research Project (R01) funding opportunity announcement to express interest in funding research aimed at elucidating the nature of cognition, task distribution, and clinical work in various health care delivery settings. Research projects funded under this FOA will address current knowledge gaps regarding our understanding of health care providers’ information needs and health care decision making processes, both individually and collectively, and as a health care team (composed of doctors, nurses, therapists, and administrative staff). To better understand provider needs, basic research is needed on how clinical work is actually done and how it could be done, while incorporating a variety of cognitive analyses (e.g., cognitive work analysis, cognitive task analysis), workflow analyses (e.g., hierarchical task analysis, sequence diagrams), and human-centered design evaluations.

How to Apply: Psychology professors should contact Kristin Weidman (Kristin@austin.utexas.edu, others should contact Kathy Thatcher (thatcher@austin.utexas.edu) in the COLA Office of Research and return Proposal Review Form by September 14.

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-11-198.html
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Title: 2012-13 Health & Society Scholars Call for Applications
Sponsor: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
Deadline: 9/21/2012
Amount: $80,000

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. To be eligible to apply applicants must have completed doctoral training by the time of entry into the program (September 2013) in one of a variety of fields, including, but not limited to, the behavioral and social sciences, the biological and natural sciences, health professions, public policy, public health, history, demography, environmental sciences, urban planning, engineering and ethics; have significant research experience; connect their research interests to substantive population health concerns; and be U.S. Citizens, Resident Non-Citizen Nationals, or Resident Foreign Nationals at the time of application and must not be receiving support from other research fellowships/traineeships at the time they begin the program.

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

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://www.rwjf.org/applications/solicited/cfp.jsp?ID=21395
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Title: Enduring Questions (CFDA 45.163)
Sponsor: National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH)
Deadline: 9/23/2012
Amount: $25,000
Description/Eligibility: The NEH Enduring Questions grant program supports faculty members in the teaching and development of a new course that will foster intellectual community through the study of an enduring question. This question-driven course will encourage undergraduates and teachers to grapple with a fundamental concern of human life addressed by the humanities, and to join together in a deep and sustained program of reading in order to encounter influential thinkers over the centuries and into the present day
How to Apply: Contact Kathy Thatcher (thatcher@austin.utexas.edu) in the COLA Office of Research and return Proposal Review Form by September 23.

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://www.neh.gov/grants/education/enduring-questions
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Title: Catalyzing New International Collaborations (CNIC) (NSF 12-573)
Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)
Deadline: Open
Amount: $50,000

Description/Eligibility: The CNIC program will support U.S. researchers' participation in activities intended to catalyze new international collaborations designed to open up new scientific directions for the proposer. These include, but are not limited to: research planning visits, initial data gathering activities, proof-of-concept, and single or multiple research visits within a maximum 12-month time period. The community is invited to propose innovative mechanisms and strategies for catalyzing new international collaborations with the goal of reaching the stage that competitive, full research proposals can be submitted to relevant NSF programs for continuing support of the project. Other well-justified activities that fulfill the goal of the program will be considered. Creative use of technology in promoting international research collaboration is encouraged.

How to Apply:  Contact Kathy Thatcher (thatcher@austin.utexas.edu) in the COLA Office of Research and return Proposal Review Form by three weeks prior to due date.

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2012/nsf12573/nsf12573.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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