College of Liberal Arts

COLA Grants Digest: July 24, 2012

Tue, Jul 24, 2012

NEW FINANCIAL CONFLICT OF INTEREST POLICY: A new 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.
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Title: Decision, Risk Management Sciences (DRMS) (PD 98-1321)
Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)
Deadline: 7/27/2012
Amount: Unspecified

Description/Eligibility: The Decision, Risk and Management Sciences program supports scientific research directed at increasing the understanding and effectiveness of decision-making by individuals, groups, organizations, and society. Disciplinary and interdisciplinary research and workshops are funded in the areas of judgment and decision making; decision analysis and decision aids; risk analysis, perception, and communication; societal and public policy decision making; management science and organizational design.

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

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=5423&WT.mc_id=USNSF_39&WT.mc_ev=click
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Title: Economics (DRMS) (PD 98-1320)
Sponsor: National Science Foundation (HSF)
Deadline: 7/27/2012
Amount: Unspecified

Description/Eligibility: The Economics program supports research designed to improve the understanding of the processes and institutions of the U.S. economy and of the world system of which it is a part. This program also strengthens both empirical and theoretical economic analysis as well as the methods for rigorous research on economic behavior. It supports research in almost every area of economics including econometrics, economic history, environmental economics, finance, industrial organization, international economics, labor economics, macroeconomics, mathematical economics, and public finance.

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

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=5437&WT.mc_id=USNSF_39&WT.mc_ev=click
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Title: Biological Anthropology (DRMS) (PD 98-1392)
Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)
Deadline: 7/30/2012
Amount: Unspecified

Description/Eligibility: The Biological Anthropology Program supports basic research in areas related to human evolution and contemporary human biological variation. Research areas supported by the program include, but are not limited to, human genetic variation, human adaptation, human osteology and bone biology, human and nonhuman primate paleontology, functional anatomy, and primate socioecology. An underlying evolutionary framework, and often a consideration of adaptation as a central theoretical theme unite grants supported in these areas. Many proposals also have a biocultural orientation.

How to Apply: Contact Kathy Thatcher (thatcher@austin.utexas.edu) in the COLA Office of Research and return Proposal Review Form by July 30.

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=5407&WT.mc_id=USNSF_39&WT.mc_ev=click
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Title: Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian Program (CFDA 45.313)
Sponsor: Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS)
Deadline: 8/28/2012
Amount: $500,000

Description/Eligibility: In 2013, the Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian Program will support projects to develop faculty and library leaders, to recruit and educate the next generation of librarians and archivists, to build institutional capacity in graduate schools of library and information science, and to assist in the professional development of librarians and archivists. This grant program is especially interested in developing information professionals who can help manage the burgeoning data generated by the nation’s researchers, serve as stewards of the nation’s cultural legacy, and meet the information needs of the underserved. The program also seeks to help librarians develop the information and digital literacy of their communities, as well as other critical skills their users will need to be successful in the 21st century. This program addresses the field’s need to advance the work of new faculty in library and information science by supporting an early career development program for untenured, tenure-track faculty. Research conducted under the early careers program should be in the faculty member’s particular research area and is not restricted to research on the profession.

How to Apply: Contact Kathy Thatcher (thatcher@austin.utexas.edu) in the COLA Office of Research and return Proposal Review Form by August 28.

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://www.imls.gov/applicants/lb21_guidelines_2012.aspx
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Title: Kauffman Dissertation Fellowship Program in Entrepreneurship
Sponsor: Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation
Deadline: 9/19/2012
Amount: $20,000
Description/Eligibility: The Kauffman Dissertation Fellowship Program is an annual competitive program that awards up to fifteen Dissertation Fellowship grants of $20,000 each to Ph.D., D.B.A., or other doctoral students at accredited U.S. universities to support dissertations in the area of entrepreneurship. The Kauffman Dissertation Fellowship Program is one of three academic recognition programs established by the Kauffman Foundation to aid the Foundation in achieving its goal of building a body of respected entrepreneurship research and making entrepreneurship a highly regarded academic field.
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.kauffman.org/research-and-policy/kauffman-dissertation-fellowship-program.aspx
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Title: RJWF Scholars in Health Policy Research
Sponsor: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
Deadline: 9/25/2012
Amount: $89,000
Description/Eligibility: The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Scholars in Health Policy Research program is designed to develop and support a new generation of creative health policy thinkers and researchers within the disciplines of economics, political science, and sociology. Each year the program selects up to nine highly qualified individuals for two-year fellowships at one of three nationally prominent universities — the University of California, Berkeley (in collaboration with the University of California, San Francisco); the University of Michigan; and Harvard University — with the expectation that they will make important research contributions to health policy in the United States.
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=21405
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Title: Research to Understand and Inform Interventions that Promote the Research Careers of Students in Biomedical and Behavioral Sciences (R01) (RFA-GM-13-009)
Sponsor: National Institutes of Health (NIH)
Deadline: 10/3/2012
Amount: $250,000

Description/Eligibility: This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) issued by the National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS), National Institutes of Health (NIH) solicits applications that propose research designed to test assumptions and hypotheses regarding social and behavioral factors with the aim of advising and guiding the design of potential interventions intended to increase interest, motivation and preparedness for careers in biomedical and behavioral research. NIGMS is particularly interested in those interventions that are specifically designed to increase the number of students from backgrounds underrepresented in biomedical research entering careers in these disciplines. The proposed research need not be restricted to students from underrepresented backgrounds. Comparative research that analyzes the experience of all groups in order to place that of underrepresented students in context and to learn whether and how interventions should be tailored to make more students from underrepresented backgrounds successful in biomedical careers may well be particularly illuminating and is, therefore, encouraged.

How to Apply: Psychology faculty should contact Kristin Weidman (Kristin@austin.utexas.ed). All others contact Kathy Thatcher (thatcher@austin.utexas.edu) in the COLA Office of Research and return Proposal Review Form by October 3.

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-GM-13-009.html
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Title: New Connections: Increasing Diversity of RWJF Programming-Midcareer Consultant Program
Sponsor: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF)
Deadline: 10/17/2012
Amount: $100,000

Description/Eligibility: New Connections: Increasing Diversity of RWJF Programming is designed to expand the diversity of perspectives that inform the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation's programming and introduce new researchers and scholars to the foundation while simultaneously helping to meet staff needs for data analysis. The program invites junior investigators to submit proposals that address programming priorities for one of RWJF's program areas. The program provides support and training to junior investigators to address program priorities for the foundation's teams and portfolios — Childhood Obesity, Coverage, Human Capital, Pioneer, Public Health, Quality/Equality, and Vulnerable Populations. Priority will be given to applicants with full-time appointments at colleges and universities. Applicants must be from a group that is  historically disadvantaged or underrepresented in research disciplines.

How to Apply:  Apply directly to sponsor for first round. See grant announcement for complete list of materials to be submitted with application. Contact Melanie Morgan (mmorgan@austin.utexas.edu) if selected to advance.

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://www.rwjf.org/applications/solicited/cfp.jsp?ID=21400
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Title: Terrestrial Ecosystem Science (CFDA 81.049)
Sponsor: Department of Energy (DOE)
Deadline: 10/22/2012
Amount: $1,050,000

Description/Eligibility: The Office of Biological and Environmental Research (BER) of the Office of Science (SC), U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announces its interest in receiving research applications for terrestrial ecosystem science. The goal of the Terrestrial Ecosystem Science (TES) program is to improve the representation of terrestrial ecosystem processes in Earth system models thereby improving the quality of climate model projections and providing the scientific foundation needed to inform DOE?s energy decisions. The TES program will consider applications on measurements, experiments, modeling and synthesis that provide improved quantitative and predictive understanding of the terrestrial ecosystem that, in turn, can affect atmospheric greenhouse gas concentration changes and thereby affect the greenhouse gas forcing of climate. In addition, the Earth System Modeling (ESM) Program, which funds development of the Community Earth System Model (CESM) w ill consider applications focused on development and coupling of the CESM land model component. The emphasis of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to understand non-managed terrestrial ecosystems in the context of a changing climate. Applicants should pose their research applications in the context of representing terrestrial ecosystem processes in Earth system models.

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

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://www07.grants.gov/search/search.do?&mode=VIEW&oppId=185673
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Title: Early Career Research Program (DE-FOA-0000751)
Sponsor: Department of Energy (DOE)
Deadline: 10/30/2012
Amount: Unspecified

Description/Eligibility:  The Office of Science of the Department of Energy hereby invites grant applications for support under the Early Career Research Program in the following program areas: Biological and Environmental Research (BER) and Basic Energy Sciences (BES). The purpose of this program is to support the development of individual research programs of outstanding scientists early in their careers and to stimulate research careers in the areas supported by the DOE Office of Science.

How to Apply: Contact Kathy Thatcher (thatcher@austin.utexas.edu) in the COLA Office of Research and return Proposal Review Form by October 30.

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://www07.grants.gov/search/search.do?&mode=VIEW&oppId=185733
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Title: The Cultural Exchange Fund
Sponsor: Andrew W. Mellon Foundation
Deadline: 11/16/2012
Amount: $2,000

Description/Eligibility: The Association of Performing Arts Presenters (APAP) recognizes that promoting global exchanges of artists and their work and cross-cultural programs is essential to fully engage audiences and communities in the breadth and diversity of performing arts experiences and provides an opportunity for presenting professionals to expand and deepen their knowledge of artists, traditions and cultures from around the world. Must be APAP member to apply.

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.apap365.org/KNOWLEDGE/GrantPrograms/Pages/CEF3.aspx
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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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