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COLA Grants Digest: July 31, 2012

Tue, Jul 31, 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: Cognitive Neuroscience (NSF 06-557)
Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)
Deadline: 8/6/2012
Amount: $250,000
 
Description/Eligibility: The Cognitive Neuroscience Program seeks highly innovative and interdisciplinary proposals aimed at advancing a rigorous understanding of how the human brain supports thought, perception,affect, action, social processes, and other aspects of cognition and behavior, including how such processes develop and change in the brain and through time.
 
How to Apply: Psychology faculty 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 August 6.
 
Full Announcement/Contacts: http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2009/nsf09563/nsf09563.htm
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Title: Data Infrastructure Building Blocks (DIBBS) Implementation Track (NSF 12-557)
Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)
Deadline: 8/9/2012
Amount: $8,000,000
 
Description/Eligibility: Science and engineering research and education are increasingly digital and increasingly data-intensive. Digital data are not only the output of research but their analysis provide input to new hypotheses, enabling new scientific insights, driving innovation and informing education.  Therein lies one of the major challenges of this scientific generation:  how to develop, implement and support the new methods, management structures and technologies to store and manage the diversity, size, and complexity of current and future data sets and data streams.

How to Apply: Contact Kathy Thatcher (thatcher@austin.utexas.edu) in the COLA Office of Research and return Proposal Review Form by August 9.
 
Full Announcement/Contacts: http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=504776&WT.mc_id=USNSF_39&WT.mc_ev=click
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Title: Data Infrastructure Building Blocks (DIBBS) Interoperability Track (NSF 12-557)
Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)
Deadline: 8/9/2012
Amount: $1,500,000
 
Description/Eligibility: Science and engineering research and education are increasingly digital and increasingly data-intensive. Digital data are not only the output of research but their analysis provide input to new hypotheses, enabling new scientific insights, driving innovation and informing education.  Therein lies one of the major challenges of this scientific generation:  how to develop, implement and support the new methods, management structures and technologies to store and manage the diversity, size, and complexity of current and future data sets and data streams.

How to Apply: Contact Kathy Thatcher (thatcher@austin.utexas.edu) in the COLA Office of Research and return Proposal Review Form by August 9.
 
Full Announcement/Contacts: http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=504776&WT.mc_id=USNSF_39&WT.mc_ev=click
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Title: Legacy Resource Management Program
Sponsor: Department of Defense (DOD)
Deadline: 8/9/2012 (Pre-Proposal); 10/18/2012 (Full Proposal)
Amount: Unspecified
 
Description/Eligibility: The military's ability to fight and win our nation's wars is tied directly to readiness resulting from realistic test and training exercises. Encroachment from a variety of sources hampers this ability. We will invest in projects that: identify or mitigate the adverse impacts of natural and cultural resources-related encroachment on DoD lands; help sustain military ranges and operating areas for future use while simultaneously promoting long-term stewardship; integrate protection of natural and cultural resources into training exercises, stabilize or monitor these resources, or integrate resource awareness into training. For FY 2013, we especially seek efforts that promote improved coordination between military testers and trainers and natural and cultural resources managers on new and emerging threats.
 
How to Apply: Contact Kathy Thatcher (thatcher@austin.utexas.edu) in the COLA Office of Research and return Proposal Review Form by August 9.
 
Full Announcement/Contacts: https://www.dodlegacy.org/legacy/index.aspx
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Title: Secondary Analyses and Archiving of Social and Behavioral Datasets in Aging(R03)
(RFA-AG-13-004)
Sponsor: National Institutes of Health (NIH)
Deadline: 8/13/2012 (Letter of Intent); 9/28/2012 (Full proposal)
Amount: $200,000
 
Description/Eligibility: The purpose of this funding opportunity announcement is to solicit one-year R03 applications for (1) analysis of data on aging in the areas of psychology, behavioral genetics, economics, demography or (2) archiving and dissemination of data sets.
 
How to Apply: Psychology faculty 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 August 13.
 
Full Announcement/Contacts: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-AG-13-004.html
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Title: NSF Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Grants: Documenting Endangered Languages, Political, and Science or Science and Innovation Policy Programs(NSF 11-547)
Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)
Deadline: 8/20/2012
Amount: Varies
 
Description/Eligibility: The National Science Foundation awards 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. Proposals are judged on the basis of their scientific merit, including the theoretical importance of the research question and the appropriateness of the proposed data and methodology to be used in addressing the question.
 
How to Apply:  Contact Kathy Thatcher (thatcher@austin.utexas.edu) in the COLA Office of Research and return Proposal Review Form by August 20.
 
Full Announcement/Contacts: http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2011/nsf11547/nsf11547.htm
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Title: Geospace Environment Modeling (GEM) (NSF 10-510)
Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)
Deadline: 8/27/2012
Amount: $525,000
 
Description/Eligibility: The Geospace Environment Modeling (GEM) program is a broad-based, community-initiated research program on the physics of the Earth's magnetosphere and the coupling of the magnetosphere to the atmosphere and to the solar wind. The purpose of the GEM program is to support basic research into the dynamical and structural properties of geospace, leading to the construction of one or more global Geospace General Circulation Model(s) (GGCM) with predictive capability.
 
How to Apply: Contact Kathy Thatcher (thatcher@austin.utexas.edu) in the COLA Office of Research and return Proposal Review Form by August 27.
 
Full Announcement/Contacts: http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2010/nsf10510/nsf10510.htm
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Title: ADVANCE: Increasing the Participation and Advancement of Women in Academic Science and Engineering Careers (ADVANCE) - Partnerships for Adaptation, Implementation, and Dissemination (PAID) (NSF 12-584)
Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)
Deadline: 8/24/2012 (Letter of Intent); 10/17/2012 (Full proposal)
Amount: $750,000
 
Description/Eligibility: The goal of the ADVANCE program is to develop systemic approaches to increase the representation and advancement of women in academic STEM careers, thereby contributing to the development of a more diverse science and engineering workforce. ADVANCE also has as its goal to seminally contribute to and inform the general knowledge base on gender equity in the academic STEM disciplines. Partnerships for Adaptation, Implementation, and Dissemination awards may focus on one institution or organization, or they may be a partnership between several institutions and/or organizations. PAID projects can focus on all STEM disciplines, several disciplines, or only one discipline, including the social and behavioral sciences. Projects may have an international, national, regional or local scope.
 
How to Apply: How to Apply: Psychology faculty 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 August 13.
 
Full Announcement/Contacts: http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2012/nsf12584/nsf12584.htm
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Title: Geography and Spatial Sciences Program (NSF 12-570)
Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)
Deadline: 8/27/2012
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 to propose plans for research about 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.
 
How to Apply: Contact Kathy Thatcher (thatcher@austin.utexas.edu) in the COLA Office of Research and return Proposal Review Form by August 27.
 
Full Announcement/Contacts: http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2012/nsf12570/nsf12570.htm
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Title: Documenting Endangered Languages (DEL) (NSF 11-554)
Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)
Deadline: 8/27/2012
Amount: $450,000
 
Description/Eligibility: Documenting Endangered Languages (DEL) is a joint funding program of the National Science Foundation and the National Endowment for the Humanities to develop and advance scientific and scholarly knowledge concerning endangered human languages. Made urgent by the imminent death of roughly half of the approximately 7,000 currently used human languages, DEL seeks not only to acquire scientific data that will soon be unobtainable, but to integrate, systematize, and make the resulting linguistic findings widely available by exploiting advances in information technology.
 
How to Apply: Contact Kathy Thatcher (thatcher@austin.utexas.edu) in the COLA Office of Research and return Proposal Review Form by August 27.
 
Full Announcement/Contacts: http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2011/nsf11554/nsf11554.htm
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Title: Earthscope: San Andreas Fault Observatory at Depth (SAFOD) Management Office (SMO)
(NSF 12-574)
Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)
Deadline: 8/31/2012
Amount: $1,800,000
 
Description/Eligibility: EarthScope is an Earth science program to explore the four-dimensional structure of the North American continent. The EarthScope Program provides a framework for broad, integrated studies across the Earth sciences, including research on fault properties and the earthquake process, strain transfer, magmatic and hydrous fluids in the crust and mantle, plate boundary processes, large-scale continental deformation, continental structure and evolution, and composition and structure of the deep Earth. In addition, EarthScope offers a centralized forum for Earth science education at all levels and an excellent opportunity to develop cyberinfrastructure to integrate, distribute, and analyze diverse data sets.
 
How to Apply: Contact Kathy Thatcher (thatcher@austin.utexas.edu) in the COLA Office of Research and return Proposal Review Form by August 31.
 
Full Announcement/Contacts: http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2012/nsf12574/nsf12574.htm
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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. Applicants must hold a Ph.D. or the terminal degree in their field, or have attained an equivalent level of professional experience at the time of application.
 
How to Apply: Apply directly to sponsor.
 
Full Announcement/Contacts: http://www.ssrc.org/fellowships/abe-fellowship/
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Title: Cooperative Studies of the Earth’s Deep Interior (CSEDI) (NSF 11-548)
Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)
Deadline: 9/4/2012
Amount: $2,000,000
 
Description/Eligibility: The Division of Earth Sciences (EAR) invites the submission of proposals for collaborative, interdisciplinary studies of the Earth's interior within the framework of the community-based initiative known as Cooperative Studies of the Earth's Deep Interior (CSEDI). Funding will support basic research on the character and dynamics of the Earth's mantle and core, their influence on the evolution of the Earth as a whole, and on processes operating within the deep interior that affect or are expressed on the Earth's surface. Projects may employ any combination of field, laboratory, and computational studies with observational, theoretical, or experimental approaches.
 
How to Apply: Contact Kathy Thatcher (thatcher@austin.utexas.edu) in the COLA Office of Research and return Proposal Review Form by September 4.
 
Full Announcement/Contacts: http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2011/nsf11548/nsf11548.htm
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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 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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Title: AERA Dissertation Grants
Sponsor: American Educational Research Association (AERA)
Deadline: 9/19/2012
Amount: $20,000

Description/Eligibility: With support from the National Science Foundation (NSF), the AERA Grants Program announces its Dissertation Grants competition. The program seeks to stimulate research on U.S. education issues using data from the large-scale, national and international data sets supported by the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), NSF, and other federal agencies, and to increase the number of education researchers using these data sets. The program supports research projects that are quantitative in nature, include the analysis of existing data from NCES, NSF or other federal agencies, and have U.S. education policy relevance. Dissertation Grants are available for advanced doctoral students and are intended to support the student while writing the doctoral dissertation. Applications are encouraged from a variety of disciplines, such as but not limited to, education, sociology, economics, psychology, demography, statistics, and psychometrics. Applicants for Dissertation Grants may be U.S. citizens, U.S. permanent residents, or non-U.S. citizens and must be working at a U.S. institution. Applicants should be advanced doctoral students at the dissertation writing stage. Underrepresented minority researchers are strongly encouraged to apply.

How to Apply: Apply directly to sponsor.
 
Full Announcement/Contacts: http://www.aera.net/ProfessionalOpportunitiesFunding/FundingOpportunities/AERAGrantsProgram/DissertationGrants/tabid/12812/Default.aspx
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Title: NSF Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Grants: Geography and Spatial Sciences and Sociology Programs
Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)
Deadline: 9/24/2012
Amount: Varies
 
Description/Eligibility: The National Science Foundation awards 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. Proposals are judged on the basis of their scientific merit, including the theoretical importance of the research question and the appropriateness of the proposed data and methodology to be used in addressing the question.
 
How to Apply:  Contact Kathy Thatcher (thatcher@austin.utexas.edu) in the COLA Office of Research and return Proposal Review Form by September 24.
 
Full Announcement/Contacts: http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2011/nsf11547/nsf11547.htm
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Title: Sociology (PD 98-1331)
Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)
Deadline: 9/24/2012
Amount: Unspecified
 
Description/Eligibility: The Sociology Program supports basic research on all forms of human social organization -- societies, institutions, groups and demography -- and processes of individual and institutional change. The Program encourages theoretically focused empirical investigations aimed at improving the explanation of fundamental social processes. Included is research on organizations and organizational behavior, population dynamics, social movements, social groups, labor force participation, stratification and mobility, family, social networks, socialization, gender roles, and the sociology of science and technology. The Program supports both original data collections and secondary data analysis that use the full range of quantitative and qualitative methodological tools. Theoretically grounded projects that offer methodological innovations and improvements for data collection and analysis are also welcomed.
 
How to Apply: Contact Kathy Thatcher (thatcher@austin.utexas.edu) in the COLA Office of Research and return Proposal Review Form by September 24.
 
Full Announcement/Contacts: http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=5369&org=NSF&sel_org=NSF&from=fund
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Title: Behavioral Science Track Award for Rapid Transition (B/START) (PAR-09-239)
Sponsor: National Institutes of Health (NIH)
Deadline: 9/25/2012
Amount: $75,000
 
Description/Eligibility: This funding opportunity announcement seeks to facilitate the entry of beginning investigators into drug addiction research by inviting proposals that address behavioral processes and mechanisms. NIDA invites newly independent investigators to submit applications for small scale, innovative pilot projects related to NIDA's behavioral sciences mission.   A B/START award is intended to enable an investigator to gather preliminary data to support the submission of a subsequent research project grant (e.g., R01).
 
How to Apply: Psychology faculty 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 25.
 
Full Announcement/Contacts: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-12-251.html
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Title: Geophysics (NSF 09-539)
Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)
Deadline: 10/15/2012
Amount: $182,500
 
Description/Eligibility: The Geophysics Program supports basic research in the physics of the solid earth to explore its composition, structure, and processes. Laboratory, field, theoretical, and computational studies are supported. Topics include seismicity, seismic wave propagation, and the nature and occurrence of earthquakes; the earth's magnetic, gravity, and electrical fields; the earth's thermal structure; and geodynamics. Supported research also includes geophysical studies of active deformation, including geodesy, and studies of the properties and behavior of earth materials in support of geophysical observation and theory.
 
How to Apply:  Contact Kathy Thatcher (thatcher@austin.utexas.edu) in the COLA Office of Research and return Proposal Review Form by October 15, 2012.
 
Full Announcement/Contacts: http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2009/nsf09539/nsf09539.htm
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Title: AFAR Postdoctoral Fellows in Aging Research Program
Sponsor: Ellison Medical Foundation
Deadline: 10/17/2012 (Letter of Intent)
Amount: $60,492

Description/Eligibility: The program was developed to address the current concerns about an adequate funding base for postdoctoral fellows (both MDs and PhDs) who conduct research in the fundamental mechanisms of aging. Postdoctoral fellows at all levels of training are eligible. Up to fifteen one-year fellowships ranging from $46,346 to $60,492 will be awarded. The applicant must be a postdoctoral fellow (MD and/or PhD degree) at the start date of the award. The proposed research must be conducted at any type of not-for-profit setting in the United States. Individuals who are employees in the NIH Intramural program are not eligible. Applicants who have received postdoctoral training beyond 5 years must provide a justification for the additional training period. Fellows may not hold any concurrent foundation or not-for-profit funding.
How to Apply: Apply directly to sponsor. Applications are solicited by invitation only after review of letters of intent.
 
Full Announcement/Contacts: http://www.afar.org/research/funding/postdoc/
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Title: 2013 Rome Prize
Sponsor: American Academy in Rome
Deadline: 11/15/2012
Amount: $27,000

Description/Eligibility: Each year, the Rome Prize is awarded to thirty emerging artists and scholars in the early or middle stages of their careers who represent the highest standard of excellence in the arts and humanities. Fellows are chosen from the following disciplines: Architecture, Design, Historic Preservation and Conservation, Landscape Architecture, Literature (awarded only by nomination through the American Academy of Arts and Letters), Musical Composition, Visual Arts, AncientStudies, Medieval Studies, Renaissance and Early Modern Studies, and ModernItalian Studies. Prize recipients are invited to Rome for six months to two years to immerse themselves in the Academy community where they will enjoy a once in a lifetime opportunity to expand their own professional, artistic, or scholarly pursuits, drawing on their colleagues' erudition and experience and on the inestimable resources that Italy, Europe, the Mediterranean, and theAcademy have to offer.
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.aarome.org/apply/rome-prize/procedure-requirements
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Title: FY 2012 Global Development Alliance (GDA) Annual Program Statement
(APS-OAA-12-000003/CFDA 98.011)
Sponsor: U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID)
Deadline: 1/10/2013
Amount: $50,000 - $10,000,000
 
Description/Eligibility: USAID is committed to increasing the sustainable impact of our development assistance programs through strategic alliances with the private sector. Such alliances enable the Agency to leverage private sector markets, expertise, interests, and assets in a manner that solves critical development problems and promotes effective market led development. They also enable the private sector to leverage USAID’s expertise, assets and working relationships in a manner that advances business success and fosters the broader economic growth and poverty reduction that is vital to sustaining such success. Through strategic and ongoing collaboration, the private sector and USAID are better able to increase the impact, reach, efficiency, and effectiveness of our respective investments in developing countries worldwide. This Global Development Alliance (GDA) Annual Program Statement (APS) is designed to catalyze, facilitate and support such collaboration. COST SHARING IS REQUIRED. There is a 1:1 matching requirement for this grant from private sector partners USAID works with private sector partners to advance mutual interests while leveraging at least $1 in resources from private sector partners for every $1 USAID contributes.
 
How to Apply: Contact Kathy Thatcher (thatcher@austin.utexas.edu) in the COLA Office of Research and return Proposal Review Form by January 10.
 
FullAnnouncement/Contacts: http://www07.grants.gov/search/synopsis.do;jsessionid=vZ12QRSP6Kyy44RnDrK2JCnKPqnJHnwcklpk6VtkgpwfnRkrLFkT!-9084050
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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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