College of Liberal Arts

COLA Grants Digest: August 7, 2012

Tue, Aug 7, 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: Native Environment Conservation Plan: Flint Hills, Kansas
Sponsor:  National Fish and Wildlife Foundation
Deadline: 8/10/2012 (Letter of Intent)
Amount: Unspecified

Description/Eligibility: The purpose of this Request for Interest Letters is to acquire permanent conservation easements on 13,000 acres of high quality tallgrass prairie in the Heart of the Flint Hills or Flint Hills Legacy Conservation Area. The objective is to support the protection and enhancement of tallgrass prairies while promoting vegetative resilience and restoring habitats to benefit the greater prairie chicken, grassland birds, migrating and nesting birds, and other grassland dependent wildlife.

How to Apply: Contact Melanie Morgan (mmorgan@austin.utexas.edu) and return Proposal Review Form by August 10.

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://www.nfwf.org/AM/Template.cfm?Section=Charter_Programs_List&TEMPLATE=/CM/ContentDisplay.cfm&CONTENTID=25582
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Title: Build-A-Bear Workshop Grants: Children's Health & Wellness, Literacy & Education
Sponsor:  Build-A-Bear Workshop Foundation & the Build-A-Bear Workshop Bear Hugs Foundation
Deadline: 8/10/2012
Amount: $1,000-$5,000

Description/Eligibility: Children's Health and Wellness grants typically fund Individual Projects for one-time purchases or to fulfill a short-term need, such as the purchase of materials or equipment, or Organization Program grants for start-up or operational costs for ongoing programs including funds for research, health and wellness education programs, or financial assistance for children and families in need. The Literacy and Education Program funds direct support for children in literacy and education programs such as summer reading programs, early childhood education al programs, and literacy programs for children with special needs.

How to Apply: Contact Melanie Morgan (mmorgan@austin.utexas.edu) and return Proposal Review Form by August 10.

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://www.buildabear.com/shopping/contents/content.jsp?catId=400002&id=700010
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Title: Secondary Analyses and Archiving of Social and Behavioral Datasets in Aging (R03) (RFA-AG-13-004/ CFDA 93.866)
Sponsor: National Institutes of Health (NIH), National Institute on Ageing (NIA)
Deadline: 8/13/2012 (Letter of Intent); 9/28/2012 (Full Proposal)
Amount: Unspecified

Description/Eligibility: The National Institute on Ageing (NIA) supports collection of data and biological samples including a broad array of measures that are relevant to: the dynamics of health and disability, cognition, psychosocial and sociodemographic factors, genetics and biomarkers, long-term care, caregiving, behavioral medicine, retirement, economic status and well-being over the lifecourse.   The purpose of this announcement is to solicit one-year R03 applications for (1) secondary analysis of data on aging in the areas of psychology, behavioral genetics, economics, demography or (2) archiving and dissemination of data sets to enable secondary analyses in order to further advance research.

How to Apply: Applicants in the Department of Psychology 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: Science of Organizations (SoO) (PD 11-8031)
Sponsor:  National Science Foundation (NSF)
Deadline: 8/13/2012 (Next deadline 2/2/13)
Amount: Unspecified

Description/Eligibility: SoO funds research that advances our fundamental understanding of how organizations develop, form and operate. Successful SoO research proposals use scientific methods to develop and refine theories, to empirically test theories and frameworks, and to develop new measures and methods. Funded research is aimed at yielding generalizable insights that are of value to the business practitioner, policy-maker and research communities. SoO welcomes any and all rigorous, scientific approaches that illuminate aspects of organizations as systems of coordination, management and governance.

How to Apply: Applicants in the Department of Psychology 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/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=504696&WT.mc_id=USNSF_39&WT.mc_ev=click  
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Title: Personnel Development to Improve Services and Results for Children with Disabilities: Center to Support the Development of Effective Educators to Serve Students with Disabilities (ED-GRANTS-082012-002/CFDA 84.325A)
Sponsor:  Department of Education, Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (OSERS)
Deadline: 8/14/2012
Amount: $5,000,000

Description/Eligibility: The purposes of this program are to (1) help address State-identified needs for highly qualified personnel in special education, related services, early intervention, and regular education to work with infants, toddlers, and children with disabilities; and (2) ensure that those personnel have the necessary skills and knowledge, derived from practices that have been determined through scientifically based research and experience, to be successful in serving those children.

How to Apply: Applicants in the Department of Psychology 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 14.

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://www07.grants.gov/search/search.do?&mode=VIEW&oppId=188633
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Title: Accountable Care Organizations: Testing Their Impact
Sponsor: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF)
Deadline: 8/15/2012
Amount: $400,000
 
Description/Eligibility: This funding will support case studies of accountable care organizations (ACOs) as they develop in the private market. The supported case studies will examine facilitators and barriers to the success of select ACOs, including an overview of each ACO’s market, environmental, and organizational contexts. The case studies will additionally examine the potential effects of the ACOs on a variety of outcomes, including: clinical quality, cost, patient experience, and disparities.

How To Apply: Contact Melanie Morgan (mmorgan@austin.utexas.edu) in the COLA Office of Research and return Proposal Review Form by August 15.

Full Announcement/Contacts:
 http://www.rwjf.org/applications/solicited/cfp.jsp?ID=21401&cid=XEM_A6241
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Title: Establishment of a University Partnership in Psychology with the Shaheed Benazir Bhutto Women University, Peshawar, Pakistan (SCAPPD-12-CA-138-SCA-072712/ CFDA 19.501)
Sponsor: U.S. Department of State, Bureau of South and Central Asian Affairs (SCA)
Deadline: 08/17/2012
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 Shaheed Benazir Bhutto Women University in Psychology. Objectives detailed as priorities for the Shaheed Benazir Bhutto Women University include the development and implementation of faculty and student exchange programs; academic collaboration including: curriculum development, long distance teaching via internet/DVC, and professional development for faculty. The project implementation period should be 3 years.

How to Apply: Applicants in the Department of Psychology 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 17.

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://www07.grants.gov/search/synopsis.do;jsessionid=RL21Qh4h0ttrqF6cjyjdB0X08swdvPFkpb2FFZxQnpphGh4XhhSV!-365260859
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Title: Establishment of a University Partnership in English Linguistics, Literature, and English Teaching with the National University of Modern Languages, Islamabad, Pakistan (SCAPPD-12-CA-133-SCA-072712/ CFDA Number: 19.501)
Sponsor: Department of State, Bureau of South and Central Asian Affairs (SCA)
Deadline: 08/17/2012
Amount: $1,000,000

Description/Eligibility: Eligibility for U.S. institutions is limited to not-for-profit organizations subject to 501 (c) (3) of the tax code. The lead institution and funding recipient in the project must be an accredited four-year U.S college or university. The Department encourages organizations that have not previously received international program funding from the U.S. Government to apply under this announcement. Applicants must have a demonstrated expertise in the subject area of English Linguistics, Literature and English Language Teaching. Proposals may propose interdisciplinary efforts as appropriate.

How to Apply: Contact Kathy Thatcher (thatcher@austin.utexas.edu) in the COLA Office of Research and return Proposal Review Form by August 17.

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://www07.grants.gov/search/search.do?&mode=VIEW&oppId=187914
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Title: Maternal and Child Health Research Program (MCHR) (R40) (HRSA-13-139/ CFDA 93.110)
Sponsor: Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA)
Deadline: 08/23/2012
Amount: Unspecified

Description/Eligibility: The R40 MCH Research Program supports applied research relating to maternal and child health services including services for children with special health care needs, which show promise of substantial contribution to advancement of the current knowledge pool, and when used in States and communities should result in health and health services improvements.  Findings from the research supported by the MCH Research Program are expected to have potential for application in health care delivery programs for mothers and children.  Research proposals should address critical MCH questions such as public health systems and infrastructure, health disparities, quality of care, and promoting the health of MCH populations, which also support the goals of the Health Resources and Services Administration.  The "life course perspective" is currently being integrated into MCHB's strategic directions, and can serve as a helpful frame of reference for study proposals designed to address the critical MCH questions defined by the Bureau.

How to Apply: Applicants in the Department of Psychology 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 23.

Full Announcement/Contacts:  https://grants.hrsa.gov/webExternal/FundingOppDetails.asp?FundingCycleId=65AB5FD7-0D4F-4092-97F1-3EFD398227D9&ViewMode=EU&GoBack=&PrintMode=&OnlineAvailabilityFlag=&pageNumber=&version=&NC=&Popup=
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Title: Cognitive Neuroscience (NSF 09-563)
Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)
Deadline: 08/27/2012
Amount: Unspecified

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: Applicants in the Department of Psychology 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 27.

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2009/nsf09563/nsf09563.htm
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Title: Greening Western Queens Fund Grant
Sponsor: North Star Fund
Deadline: 8/30/12
Amount: $5,000-$1,500,000

Description/Eligibility: In the fall of 2009, North Star Fund launched the "Greening Western Queens Fund," a new $7.9 million initiative to invest in energy-efficiency and environmental projects in the Western Queens community affected by a July 2006 electric power outage. This program is supported by funds from the community's settlement with Con Edison. The Public Service Commission of the State of New York selected North Star Fund to administer the project because of our expertise in facilitating community led grantmaking processes.

How to Apply: Contact Melanie Morgan (mmorgan@austin.utexas.edu) in the COLA Office of Research and return Proposal Review Form by August 30.

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://northstarfund.org/programs/apply-for-a-greening-western-queens-fund-grant.php
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Title: Environmental Grants
Sponsor: Patagonia
Deadline: 8/31/12
Amount: $3,000-$8,000

Description/Eligibility: We support small, grassroots activist organizations with provocative direct-action agendas, working on multi-pronged campaigns to preserve and protect our environment. We help local groups working to protect local habitat, and think the individual battles to protect a specific stand of forest, stretch of river or indigenous wild species are the most effective in raising more complicated issues – particularly those of biodiversity and ecosystem protection – in the public mind. We look for innovative groups that produce measurable results, and we like to support efforts that force the government to abide by its own – our own – laws. Your efforts should be quantifiable, with specific goals, objectives and action plans, and should include measures for evaluating success. Because we're a privately held company, we have the freedom to fund groups off the beaten track, and that's where we believe our small grants are most effective.

How to Apply: Researchers should submit applications directly to sponsor through a grassroots non-profit organization, rather than submitting through UT Austin.  

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://www.patagonia.com/us/patagonia.go?assetid=2942
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Title: 2013 GRAMMY Foundation Research Grant
Sponsor: The GRAMMY Foundation
Deadline: 9/3/2012
Amount:  Unspecified
    
Description/Eligibility: The GRAMMY Foundation Grant Program awards grants to organizations and individuals in the Americas to support efforts that advance research and implementation of original scientific research projects related to the impact of music on the human condition, such as the links between music study and early childhood development, the effects of music therapy and the medical and occupational well being of music professionals.

How to Apply: Contact Melanie Morgan (mmorgan@austin.utexas.edu) in the COLA Office of Research and return Proposal Review Form by September 3.

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://www.grammy.org/files/pages/2013_research_guidelines_loi_final.pdf
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Title: Access to Learning Award
Sponsor: Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
Deadline: 9/10/2012
Amount:  $1,000,000
    
Description/Eligibility:  The $1 million award is intended to encourage new, innovative ways to provide computer and Internet services to people who are otherwise without access, and to promote greater development of public access technology programs around the world. The foundation invites public libraries and similar institutions outside the U.S. to apply. Applicants must provide free public access to information through the use of computers and the Internet. Applications from institutions in developing countries or those working with disadvantaged communities are particularly encouraged to apply.

How to Apply: Application should come from international partner organization. Contact Melanie Morgan (mmorgan@austin.utexas.edu) by September 10 if you require assistance with the application. Applications due to sponsor September 30.

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://www.gatesfoundation.org/atla/Pages/access-to-learning-award-overview.aspx
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Title: Dissertation Proposal Development Fellowship (DPDF) Faculty Field Competition
Sponsor: Social Science Research Council (SSRC)
Deadline: 9/12/2012
Amount: $27,000
 
Description/Eligibility: The Dissertation Proposal Development Fellowship (DPDF) Faculty Field Competition is open to tenured humanities and social sciences faculty interested in creating or reinvigorating interdisciplinary fields of study through the training of the next generation of researchers. Selected research directors guide the development of effective doctoral dissertation proposals within innovative fields by helping fellows sharpen the focus of their research and identify appropriate methods of investigation and analysis. Research fields proposed to be led by more than two people will not be accepted. Applicants must apply in pairs; be based at different universities in the United States; be tenured at the time of application; be trained in different disciplines or bring different methodological frameworks to their proposed research field; at least one applicant must be based at a doctoral-degree granting university, however, both applicants must demonstrate records of carrying out research activities and mentoring graduate students. Applicant pairs comprised of scholars in the social sciences and humanities are particularly encouraged.  Both applicants must be available to attend the spring and fall workshops in their entirety.

How To Apply: Contact Melanie Morgan (mmorgan@austin.utexas.edu) in the COLA Office of Research and return Proposal Review Form by September 12.

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://www.ssrc.org/fellowships/dpdf-faculty-fields-competition/
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Title: Documenting Democracy: Access to Historical Records Projects (ACCESS-201210/CFDA 89.003)
Sponsor: National Archives and Records Administration (NARA)
Deadline: 9/13/2012
Amount: $200,000 (1 to 2 years)

Description/Eligibility: The National Historical Publications and Records Commission seeks proposals that promote the preservation and use of the nation's most valuable archival resources. Projects should expand our understanding of the American past by facilitating and enhancing access to primary source materials.  The Commission will support such activities as establishing archives programs, processing archival collections at the basic or detailed levels, surveying and accessioning archival records, and converting existing archival collection finding aids to new online formats.

How to Apply: Contact Kathy Thatcher (thatcher@austin.utexas.edu) in the COLA Office of Research and return Proposal Review Form by September 13.

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://www.archives.gov/nhprc/announcement/access.html  
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Title: Publishing Historical Records, New Republic through the Modern Era (PUBLISHING-201210/CFDA 89.003)
Sponsor: National Archives and Records Administration (NARA)
Deadline: 9/13/2012
Amount: $20,000-250,000

Description/Eligibility: The National Historical Publications and Records Commission seeks proposals to publish historical records of national significance. Projects may focus on the papers of major figures from American life or cover broad historical movements in politics, military, business, social reform, the arts, and other aspects of the national experience. The historical value of the records and their expected usefulness to broad audiences must justify the costs of the project. Grants are awarded for collecting, describing, preserving, compiling, editing, and publishing documentary source materials. Because of the focus on documentary sources, grants do not support preparation of critical editions of published works unless such works are just a small portion of the larger project.

How to Apply: Contact Kathy Thatcher (thatcher@austin.utexas.edu) in the COLA Office of Research and return Proposal Review Form by September 13.

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://www.archives.gov/nhprc/announcement/publishing.html
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Title: Innovation in Archives and Documentary Editing (INNOVATION-201210/CFDA 89.003)
Sponsor: National Archives and Records Administration (NARA)
Deadline: 9/13/2012
Amount: $50,000-150,000

Description/Eligibility: The National Historical Publications and Records Commission seeks projects that are exploring innovative methods to improve the preservation, public discovery, or use of historical records. Projects may also focus on techniques and tools that will improve the professional performance and effectiveness of those who work with such records, such as archivists, documentary editors, and records managers. Projects must anticipate results that will affect more than a single institution or a single state. Projects may focus on methods of working with records in any format, including born-digital records. Projects designed to publish historical records must focus on innovative methods of presenting archival records as primary sources. The Commission does not fund projects focused on artifacts or books.

How to Apply: Contact Kathy Thatcher (thatcher@austin.utexas.edu) in the COLA Office of Research and return Proposal Review Form by September 13.

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://www.archives.gov/nhprc/announcement/innovation.html
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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. Grants are awarded only to individuals, not organizations. The Foundation does not fund university-sponsored research projects or dissertation research. Applicants must be mid-career professionals with at least 10 years experience in historic preservation or related fields, including architecture, landscape architecture, architectural conservation, urban design, environmental planning, archaeology, architectural history, and the decorative arts. Applicants must be legal residents or citizens of the United States.

How to Apply: Apply directly to sponsor.

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://fitchfoundation.org/filter/Grants/ApplicationFitch-Mid-Career-Grant
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Title: Soros Justice Fellowships: Advocacy Fellowships
Sponsor:  Open Society Foundation
Deadline: 10/5/2012
Amount: $58,700–$110,250

Description/Eligibility: Advocacy Fellowships fund outstanding individuals—including lawyers, advocates, grassroots organizers, activist academics, and others with important perspectives—to initiate innovative policy advocacy projects at the local, state, and national levels that will have a measurable impact on one or more of the Open Society Foundations’ U.S. criminal justice priorities. Projects may range from litigation to public education to coalition-building to grassroots mobilization to policy-driven research.  Advocacy Fellowships are 18 months in duration, may be implemented in conjunction with a host organization, and fellows are expected to make their projects their full-time work during the term of the fellowship.  Projects can begin in the spring or fall of 2013.

How to Apply: Contact Melanie Morgan (mmorgan@austin.utexas.edu) in the COLA Office of Research and return Proposal Review Form by October 5.

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://www.soros.org/grants/soros-justice-fellowships
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Title: SBE Postdoctoral Research Fellowships (SPRF) (NSF 12-591)
Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)
Deadline: 10/8/2012
Amount: $3,000,000 per year

Description/Eligibility: The Directorate for Social, Behavioral and Economic Sciences (SBE) offers Postdoctoral Research Fellowships in two tracks: (i) Broadening Participation (SPRF-BP), and (ii) Interdisciplinary Research in Behavioral and Social Sciences (SPRF-IBSS). See the full text of the solicitation for detailed description of these tracks.

How to Apply: Contact Kathy Thatcher (thatcher@austin.utexas.edu) in the COLA Office of Research and return Proposal Review Form by October 8.

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2012/nsf12591/nsf12591.htm?WT.mc_id=USNSF_25&WT.mc_ev=click
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Title: Core Funding Areas, and The Meanings of Convergence
Sponsor:  John Templeton Foundation
Deadline: 10/15/2012
Amount: Unspecified

Description/Eligibility: Funding round two is open August 1 – October 15. Researchers may submit proposals in the Core Funding Areas: Science and the Big Questions, Character Development, Freedom and Enterprise, Exceptional Cognitive Talent and Genius, or Genetics; or in the new Meanings of Convergence initiative. See site for details on each of these funding programs.

How to Apply: Submit online inquiry form directly to sponsor, and alert Melanie Morgan (mmorgan@austin.utexas.edu) in the COLA Office of Research that you have done so. If invited to submit a full proposal, complete Proposal Review Form and return it to Melanie Morgan three weeks before the sponsor due date.  

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://www.templeton.org/what-we-fund/core-funding-areas
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Title: Art Works, FY 2013 (2013NEAORA/CFDA 45.024)
Sponsor: National Endowment for the Arts (NEA)
Deadline: 10/16/2012
Amount: $10,000-$30,000

Description/Eligibility: Increasingly, the NEA has aimed to explore the factors and conditions affecting arts participation and art-making, and also illuminate the impact of the arts on American lives and communities. Arts workers and arts industries depend on timely information and analyses to monitor patterns of employment, fiscal health, and public demand for their goods and services. The greater public, on the other hand, needs to know whether and how the arts should factor into such questions as where to live, how to spend one’s discretionary time, and what kind of education to provide for one’s children. The NEA’s strategic plan identifies research as a mission-critical goal -- specifically, “to promote public knowledge and understanding about the contribution of the arts." Through high-quality research, the NEA will expand opportunities for rigorous research that investigates the value of the U.S. arts ecosystem and the impact of the arts on other domains of American life. The NEA’s Office of Research & Analysis (ORA) has identified priorities in support of this overarching research goal, including: 1. Identifying and cultivating new and existing data sources in the arts. 2. Investigating the value of the U.S. arts ecosystem and the impact of the arts on other domains of American life. 3. Elevating the public profile of arts-related research. To help achieve these goals, the ORA has implemented a grants program for research in and about the arts.

How to Apply: Contact Kathy Thatcher (thatcher@austin.utexas.edu) in the COLA Office of Research and return Proposal Review Form by October 16.

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://www07.grants.gov/search/search.do?&mode=VIEW&oppId=188214
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Title: Planning Program and Local Technical Assistance Program (EDAPLANNING2012/CFDA 11.302)
Sponsor: Economic Development Administration (EDA)
Deadline: Rolling
Amount: $100,000

Description/Eligibility: EDA announces general policies and application procedures for grant-based investments under the Planning and Local Technical Assistance programs. Under the Planning program EDA assists eligible recipients in creating regional economic development plans designed to stimulate and guide the economic development efforts of a community or region. As part of this program, EDA supports Partnership Planning investments to facilitate the development, implementation, revision, or replacement of Comprehensive Economic Development Strategies (CEDS), which articulate and prioritize the strategic economic goals of recipients' respective regions. In general, EDA provides Partnership Planning grants to the designated planning organization (e.g., District Organization) serving EDA-designated Economic Development Districts to enable these organizations to develop and implement relevant CEDS. In addition, EDA provides Partnership Planning grants to Indian Tribes to help develop and implement CEDS and associated economic development activities. The Planning program also helps support planning organizations, including District Organizations, Indian Tribes, and other eligible Recipients, with Short Term and State Planning investments designed to guide the eventual creation and retention of higher-skill, higher-wage jobs, particularly for the unemployed and underemployed in the Nation’s most economically distressed regions. The Local Technical Assistance program strengthens the capacity of local or State organizations, institutions of higher education, and other eligible recipients to undertake and promote effective economic development programs through projects such as feasibility analyses and impact studies.

How to Apply: Contact Kathy Thatcher (thatcher@austin.utexas.edu) in the COLA Office of Research and return Proposal Review Form three weeks before you plan to submit to the sponsor.

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://www07.grants.gov/search/search.do?&mode=VIEW&oppId=189193
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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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