College of Liberal Arts

COLA Grants Digest: August 14, 2012

Tue, Aug 14, 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: Accountable Care Organizations: Testing Their Impact
Sponsor: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF)
Deadline: 8/15/2012 (Brief Proposals); 10/23/2012 (Full Proposals)
Amount: $400,000

Description/Eligibility: This program will support case studies of accountable care organizations (ACOs) as they develop in the private market. The case studies will also lead to predictions about the potential effects of the ACOs on a variety of outcomes including clinical quality, cost, patient experience, disparities, and the impact on vulnerable populations. We anticipate that this will be the first in a series of two calls for proposals (CFPs) about accountable care organizations. There are two stages in the competitive proposal process: (1) applicants submit a brief proposal that describes the project and, if invited; (2) applicants then submit a full proposal and line-item budget for further consideration.

How to Apply: Contact Melanie Morgan (mmorgan@austin.utexas.edu) in the COLA Office of Research and return Proposal Review Form by August 15 for brief proposals and by October 23 if you are invited to submit a full proposal.

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://www.rwjf.org/applications/solicited/cfp.jsp?ID=21401
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Title: Technical Assistance on State Data Collection, Analysis, and Reporting—National IDEA Technical Assistance Center on Early Childhood Longitudinal Data Systems  (ED-GRANTS-080812-002/CFDA 84.373Z)
Sponsor: Department of Education
Deadline: 8/16/2012
Amount: $6,500,000

Description/Eligibility: The purpose of this priority is to fund a cooperative agreement to support the establishment and operation of a National IDEA Technical Assistance Center on Early Childhood Longitudinal Data Systems (Center). This Center must provide technical assistance to States on developing or enhancing statewide early childhood longitudinal data systems that horizontally link child-level data on infants, toddlers, and young children with disabilities (birth through age 5) from one data system to child-level data in other early learning data systems (including those developed with funding provided by the Department’s Race to the Top—Early Learning Challenge program), vertically link these child-level data to statewide longitudinal data systems (SLDS) for school-aged children (including those developed with funding provided by the Department’s SLDS program), and meet the data system capabilities and elements described under paragraph (b) in the Technical Assistance and Dissemination Activities section of this priority.

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

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://www07.grants.gov/search/search.do?&mode=VIEW&oppId=190234
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Title: Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Grants: Science of Science and Innovation Policy (NSF 11-547)
Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)
Deadline: 8/20/12
Amount: Unspecified

Description/Eligibility: 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/sbe/scisip/ddrig.jsp
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Title: Science of Science and Innovation Policy (PD 09-7626)
Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)
Deadline: 8/20/12
Amount: Unspecified

Description/Eligibility: The Science of Science & Innovation Policy (SciSIP) program supports research designed to advance the scientific basis of science and innovation policy. Research funded by the program thus develops, improves and expands models, analytical tools, data and metrics that can be applied in the science policy decision-making process.

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/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=501084
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Title: Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) (NSF 12-569)
Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)
Deadline: 8/22/12
Amount: Unspecified

Description/Eligibility: The Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) program supports active research participation by undergraduate students in any of the areas of research funded by the National Science Foundation. REU projects involve students in meaningful ways in ongoing research programs or in research projects specifically designed for the REU program. This solicitation features two mechanisms for support of student research: (1) REU Sites are based on independent proposals to initiate and conduct projects that engage a number of students in research. REU Sites may be based in a single discipline or academic department or may offer interdisciplinary or multi-department research opportunities with a coherent intellectual theme. Proposals with an international dimension are welcome. (2) REU Supplements may be included as a component of proposals for new or renewal NSF grants or cooperative agreements or may be requested for ongoing NSF-funded research projects.

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

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2012/nsf12569/nsf12569.htm
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Title: Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Grants: Documenting Endangered Languages (NSF 11-547)
Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)
Deadline: 8/23/12
Amount: $12,000

Description/Eligibility: 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 23.

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://www.nsf.gov/sbe/bcs/DEL/DELsuppdiss.jsp
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Title: Short Courses for Mental Health-Related Research Education (R25) (PAR 12-262)
Sponsor: National Institutes of Health (NIH), National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)
Deadline: 8/27/2012 (Letter of Intent); 9/4/2012 (Full Proposal)
Amount: $200,000

Description/Eligibility: This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA), issued by the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), encourages Research Education Grant (R25) applications from Institutions/Organizations that propose to develop, implement and evaluate creative, innovative, and state-of-the-art short courses that will facilitate the development of a sophisticated cadre of investigators with the requisite scientific research skills to advance the mission of the NIMH, namely to transform the understanding and treatment of mental illnesses through research. Each short course is expected to include both didactic and hands-on experiences.  Participants are limited to graduate/medical students, medical residents, postdoctoral scholars, and/or early-career faculty.

How to Apply: Send letter of intent directly to sponsor by August 27. For full proposals, Psychology principal investigators should contact Kristin Weidman (kristin@austin.utexas.edu). Others 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://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-12-262.html
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Title: Mentoring Networks for Mental Health Research Education (R25) (PAR-12-264)
Sponsor: National Institutes of Health (NIH), National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)
Deadline: 8/27/2012 (Letter of Intent); 9/4/2012 (Full Proposal)
Amount: $1,000,000
Description/Eligibility: This funding opportunity announcement (FOA) issued by the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) encourages Research Education Grant (R25) applications from Institutions/Organizations that propose to develop, implement and evaluate creative, innovative, and state-of-the-art mentoring networks that will facilitate the development of a skilled cadre of investigators in requisite scientific research areas to advance the objectives of the NIMH Strategic Plan. This funding opportunity is limited to applications proposing mentoring networks for individuals who are graduate/medical students, medical residents, postdoctoral participants, and/or early-career faculty.
How to Apply: Send letter of intent directly to sponsor by August 27. For full proposals, Psychology principal investigators should contact Kristin Weidman (kristin@austin.utexas.edu). Others 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://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-12-264.html
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Title: Documenting Endangered Languages (NSF 11-554)
Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)
Deadline: 8/27/12
Amount: $150,000

Description/Eligibility: This funding partnership between the National Science Foundation (NSF) and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) supports projects to develop and advance knowledge concerning endangered human languages. Made urgent by the imminent death of roughly half of the approximately 7,000 currently used languages, this effort aims to exploit advances in information technology to build computational infrastructure for endangered language research. The program supports projects that contribute to data management and archiving, and to the development of the next generation of researchers. Funding can support fieldwork and other activities relevant to the digital recording, documenting, and archiving of endangered languages, including the preparation of lexicons, grammars, text samples, and databases.

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/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=12816
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Title: Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Grants: Political Science (NSF 11-547)
Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)
Deadline: 8/27/12
Amount: $14,000

Description/Eligibility: 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 27.

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://www.nsf.gov/sbe/ses/polisci/ddrip1.jsp
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Title: U.S. Programs Criminal Justice Fund
Sponsor: Open Society Foundations
Deadline: 8/31/2012 (Letter of Inquiry)
Amount: Unspecified

Description/Eligibility: The Open Society Foundations' United States Criminal Justice Fund works to reduce mass incarceration, eliminate harsh punishment, eliminate racial disparities, and secure a fair justice system by promoting public investments in effective, community-based strategies that increase public safety. Funding is available to organizations that address one or more of the program's funding priorities through at least one of the following strategies: policy-driven nonpartisan analysis and research; public education; policy advocacy; community organizing and mobilization; coalition-building; and/or impact litigation.

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.soros.org/grants/us-criminal-justice-fund
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Title: Estimating the Economic Costs of Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementias (R01) (PA-12-255)
Sponsor: National Institutes of Health (NIH)
Deadline: 9/5/2012 (Letter of Intent); 1/15/2013 (Full Proposal)
Amount: Unspecified
Description/Eligibility: Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia are widely believed to impose great economic costs on society, but the magnitude of those costs is unclear. This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) encourages research on the economic costs of Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias, including direct and indirect costs to public and private health care payers, families and other informal caregivers, as well as labor market costs from reduced productivity or labor force participation.
How to Apply: Send letter of intent directly to sponsor by September 5. For full proposals, Psychology principal investigators should contact Kristin Weidman (kristin@austin.utexas.edu), and others should contact Kathy Thatcher (thatcher@austin.utexas.edu) in the COLA Office of Research and return Proposal Review Form by January 15.

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-12-255.html
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Title: Estimating the Economic Costs of Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementias (R03) (PA-12-253)
Sponsor: National Institutes of Health (NIH)
Deadline: 9/16/2012 (Letter of Intent); 1/28/2013 (Full Proposal)
Amount: $100,000
Description/Eligibility: Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia are widely believed to impose great economic costs on society, but the magnitude of those costs is unclear. This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) encourages research on the economic costs of Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias, including direct and indirect costs to public and private health care payers, families and other informal caregivers, as well as labor market costs from reduced productivity or labor force participation.
How to Apply: Send letter of intent directly to sponsor by September 16. For full proposals, contact Kathy Thatcher (thatcher@austin.utexas.edu) in the COLA Office of Research and return Proposal Review Form by January 28.

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-12-253.html
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Title: Small Business Technology Transfer Program Phase I Solicitation FY-2013 (NSF 12-592)
Sponsor: National Science Foundation
Deadline: 9/18/2012 (Letter of Intent); 11/14/2012 (Full Proposal)
Amount: $225,000

Description/Eligibility: The Small Business Technology Transfer program stimulates technological innovation in the private sector by strengthening the role of small business concerns in meeting Federal research and development needs, increasing the commercial application of federally supported research results, and fostering and encouraging participation by socially and economically disadvantaged and women-owned small businesses. The Small Business Technology Transfer Program (STTR) requires researchers at universities and other non-profit research institutions to play a significant intellectual role in the conduct of each STTR project. These researchers, by joining forces with a small company, can spin-off their commercially promising ideas while they remain primarily employed at the research institution. For an STTR Phase I Proposal, a minimum of 40% of the research, as measured by the budget, must be performed by the small business concern, and a minimum of 30% of the research, as measured by the budget, must be performed by the collaborating research institution. Only firms qualifying as small business concerns may submit proposals. The primary employment of the Principal Investigator (PI) must be with the small business concern at the time of the award.

How to Apply: Psychology principal investigators should contact Kristin Weidman (kristin@austin.utexas.edu). Others contact Kathy Thatcher (thatcher@austin.utexas.edu) in the COLA Office of Research and return Proposal Review Form by September 18 if you are partnering with a firm that is submitting a letter of intent, and November 14 if you are partnering with a firm that has been invited to submit a full proposal.

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=503661&org=ENG&from=home
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Title: Guggenheim Fellowships
Sponsor: John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation
Deadline: 9/19/2012
Amount: Unspecified
Description/Eligibility: The John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation provides fellowships for advanced professionals in all fields—including the natural sciences, social sciences, humanities, and creative arts—except the performing arts. Last year, the program awarded fellowships to one hundred and eighty-one scholars, artists, and scientists in the United States and Canada. Often characterized as "mid-career" awards, the fellowships are intended for individuals who have already demonstrated exceptional capacity for productive scholarship or exceptional creative ability in the arts. The program seeks to further the development of scholars and artists by helping them engage in research in any field of knowledge and creation in any of the arts, under the freest possible conditions.
How to Apply: Apply directly to sponsor.

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://www.gf.org/applicants/the-united-states-canadian-competition/
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Title: Small Research Grant Program (R03) (PAR-09-138)
Sponsor: National Institutes of Health (NIH), National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (CDC/NIOSH)
Deadline: 9/25/2012
Amount: $50,000

Description/Eligibility: The purpose of this grants program is to develop an understanding of the risks and conditions that are associated with occupational diseases and injuries, to explore methods for reducing risks and for preventing or minimizing exposure to hazardous conditions in the workplace, and to translate significant scientific findings into prevention practices and products that will effectively reduce work-related illnesses and injuries.

How to Apply: Psychology principal investigators should contact Kristin Weidman (kristin@austin.utexas.edu). Others 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-09-138.html
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Title: Director’s New Innovator Award Program (DP2) (RFA-RM-11-005)
Sponsor: National Institutes of Health (NIH)
Deadline: 9/26/12
Amount: $300,000

Description/Eligibility: The NIH Directors New Innovator (DP2) Award initiative was created in 2007 to support a small number of early stage investigators of exceptional creativity who propose bold and highly innovative new research approaches that have the potential to produce a major impact on broad, important problems in biomedical and behavioral research. The New Innovator Awards complement ongoing efforts by NIH and its Institutes and Centers to fund early stage investigators through R01 grants, which continue to be the major sources of NIH support for early stage investigators. The NIH Directors New Innovator Award initiative is a component of the High Risk-High Reward Research Program of the NIH Common Fund.

How to Apply: Psychology principal investigators should contact Kristin Weidman (kristin@austin.utexas.edu). Others contact Kathy Thatcher (thatcher@austin.utexas.edu) in the COLA Office of Research and return Proposal Review Form by September 26.

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-RM-12-016.html
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Title: Secure and Trustworthy Cyberspace (SaTC), Medium Projects (NSF 12-596)
Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)
Deadline: 9/27/2012
Amount: $1,200,000

Description/Eligibility: The National Science and Technology Council with the cooperation of NSF has put forth a 2011 report, (NSTC) Trustworthy Cyberspace: Strategic Plan for the Federal Cybersecurity Research and Development Program. This solicitation is supportive of the NSTC strategic plan for a trustworthy cyberspace. It recognizes that cyberspace will continue to grow and evolve, and that advances in the sciences and technologies will create new "leap-ahead" opportunities expanding cyberspace. It recognizes that cybersecurity must also grow and co-evolve, and that a secure and trustworthy cyberspace will ensure continued economic growth and future technological innovation.

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

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2012/nsf12596/nsf12596.htm?WT.mc_id=USNSF_25&WT.mc_ev=click
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Title: Summer Institutes for European Student Leaders (CFDA 19.009)
Sponsor: Department of Sate
Deadline: 10/16/2012
Amount: $600,000

Description/Eligibility: The Europe/Eurasia Branch of the Office of Academic Exchange Programs, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA), invites proposal submissions for the design and implementation of two Summer Institutes for European Student Leaders. The Institutes will take place over the course of five weeks, beginning mid-June 2013. The Institutes should take place at U.S. academic institutions and provide groups of highly motivated undergraduate students or recent high school graduates from selected countries in Europe with in-depth seminars on the topics detailed in the request for grant proposals (RFGP). Each Institute should conclude with a two or three-day session in Washington, D.C. ECA welcomes applications from accredited U.S. colleges and universities in the United States. The awarding of two Cooperative Agreements for this program is contingent upon the availability of FY 2013 funds.

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://exchanges.state.gov/grants/open2.html
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Title: Research Infrastructure for Demographic and Behavioral Population Science (R24)(RFA-HE-13-007)
Sponsor: National institutes of Health (NIH); National Institute for Child Health & Human Development (NICHD)
Deadline: 10/30/2012 (Letter of Intent); 11/2/2012 (Full Proposal)
Amount: $700,000

Description/Eligibility: The purpose of this funding opportunity announcement (FOA) is to promote science within the mission of the NICHD Demographic and Behavioral Sciences Branch by providing research infrastructure to population science research centers. Types of research infrastructure provided include administrative and technical research support, 12-498) applications: (1) General Center applications, for centers with three to six signature population science research themes; (2) Specialized Center applications, for centers with one or two signature research themes; and (3) Translation/Dissemination Center applications, for centers that request funding only for public infrastructure.

How to Apply: Send letter of intent directly to sponsor by October 30. For full proposals, contact Kathy Thatcher (thatcher@austin.utexas.edu) in the COLA Office of Research and return Proposal Review Form by November 2.

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-HD-13-007.html
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Title: East Asia and Pacific Summer Institutes for U.S. Graduate Students (EAPSI) (NSF 12-498)
Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)
Deadline: 11/8/2012
Amount: $5,000

Description/Eligibility: EAPSI awards provide U.S. graduate students in science and engineering: 1) first-hand research experiences in partner locations, i.e., Australia, China, Japan, Korea, New Zealand, Singapore or Taiwan; 2) an introduction to the science, science policy, and scientific infrastructure of the respective location; and 3) an orientation to the society, culture and language of these locations. These goals are met through research visits that will help graduate students initiate scientific relationships to enable future collaboration with foreign counterparts. All institutes, except Japan, last approximately eight weeks from June to August. The institute in Japan lasts approximately ten weeks from June to August. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or U.S. permanent residents, and must be enrolled in a U.S. M.A. or Ph.D. program at the time of application.

How to Apply: Apply directly to sponsor.

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2012/nsf12498/nsf12498.htm?WT.mc_id=USNSF_25&WT.mc_ev=click
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Title: Secure and Trustworthy Cyberspace (SaTC), Small Projects (NSF 12-596)
Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)
Deadline: 11/17/2012
Amount: $500,000

Description/Eligibility: The National Science and Technology Council with the cooperation of NSF has put forth a 2011 report, (NSTC) Trustworthy Cyberspace: Strategic Plan for the Federal Cybersecurity Research and Development Program. This solicitation is supportive of the NSTC strategic plan for a trustworthy cyberspace. It recognizes that cyberspace will continue to grow and evolve, and that advances in the sciences and technologies will create new "leap-ahead" opportunities expanding cyberspace. It recognizes that cybersecurity must also grow and co-evolve, and that a secure and trustworthy cyberspace will ensure continued economic growth and future technological innovation.

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

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2012/nsf12596/nsf12596.htm?WT.mc_id=USNSF_25&WT.mc_ev=click
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Title: Coastal Science, Engineering and Education for Sustainability (SEES) (Track 1) (NSF 12-594)
Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)
Deadline: 12/1/2012
Amount: $600,000

Description/Eligibility: Coastal SEES is focused on the sustainability of coastal systems. For this solicitation we define coastal systems as the swath of land closely connected to the sea, including barrier islands, wetlands, mudflats, beaches, estuaries, cities, towns, recreational areas, and maritime facilities; the continental seas and shelves; and the overlying atmosphere. These systems are subject to complex and dynamic interactions among natural and human-driven processes. Track 1: Incubator Research Proposals. These proposals bring new or emerging inter/trans-disciplinary teams together to develop ideas and approaches. Projects could, for example, do one or more of the following: mine, integrate, and synthesize existing data sets; collect new data; conduct modeling experiments, test new integrative approaches, and/or identify new conceptual ideas and key gaps in knowledge and methods. It is anticipated that some funded incubator projects will lead to mature teams and ideas that will be submitted as full research proposals in a later round of Coastal SEES, pending availability of funds. However, the emphasis of a Track 1 proposal should be the conduct of research and its outcomes, not preparation of plans and proposals.

How to Apply: Contact Kathy Thatcher (thatcher@austin.utexas.edu) in the COLA Office of Research and return Proposal Review Form by December 1.

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2012/nsf12594/nsf12594.htm?WT.mc_id=USNSF_25&WT.mc_ev=click
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Title: Coastal Science, Engineering and Education for Sustainability (SEES) (Track 2) (NSF 12-594)
Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)
Deadline: 12/1/2012
Amount: $3,000,000 (5 yrs.)

Description/Eligibility: Coastal SEES is focused on the sustainability of coastal systems. For this solicitation we define coastal systems as the swath of land closely connected to the sea, including barrier islands, wetlands, mudflats, beaches, estuaries, cities, towns, recreational areas, and maritime facilities; the continental seas and shelves; and the overlying atmosphere. These systems are subject to complex and dynamic interactions among natural and human-driven processes. Track 2: Research Proposals. These proposals support inter/trans-disciplinary teams to conduct major new integrated coastal systems research. These may include theoretical, field, laboratory and/or modeling activities. Research proposal budgets can be up to $3 million over 5 years.

How to Apply: Contact Kathy Thatcher (thatcher@austin.utexas.edu) in the COLA Office of Research and return Proposal Review Form by December 1.

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2012/nsf12594/nsf12594.htm?WT.mc_id=USNSF_25&WT.mc_ev=click
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Title: Secure and Trustworthy Cyberspace (SaTC), Cybersecurity Education Projects (NSF 12-596)
Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)
Deadline: 12/17/2012
Amount: $300,000

Description/Eligibility: The National Science and Technology Council with the cooperation of NSF has put forth a 2011 report, (NSTC) Trustworthy Cyberspace: Strategic Plan for the Federal Cybersecurity Research and Development Program. This solicitation is supportive of the NSTC strategic plan for a trustworthy cyberspace. It recognizes that cyberspace will continue to grow and evolve, and that advances in the sciences and technologies will create new "leap-ahead" opportunities expanding cyberspace. It recognizes that cybersecurity must also grow and co-evolve, and that a secure and trustworthy cyberspace will ensure continued economic growth and future technological innovation.

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

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2012/nsf12596/nsf12596.htm?WT.mc_id=USNSF_25&WT.mc_ev=click
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Title: Secure and Trustworthy Cyberspace (SaTC), Frontier Projects (NSF 12-596)
Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)
Deadline: 12/19/2012
Amount: $10,000,000

Description/Eligibility: The National Science and Technology Council with the cooperation of NSF has put forth a 2011 report, (NSTC) Trustworthy Cyberspace: Strategic Plan for the Federal Cybersecurity Research and Development Program. This solicitation is supportive of the NSTC strategic plan for a trustworthy cyberspace. It recognizes that cyberspace will continue to grow and evolve, and that advances in the sciences and technologies will create new "leap-ahead" opportunities expanding cyberspace. It recognizes that cybersecurity must also grow and co-evolve, and that a secure and trustworthy cyberspace will ensure continued economic growth and future technological innovation.

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

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2012/nsf12596/nsf12596.htm?WT.mc_id=USNSF_25&WT.mc_ev=click
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Title: Global Partnerships for Social Science AIDS Research (R24) (RFA-HD-06-007)
Sponsor: National Institutes of Health (NIH)
Deadline: 1/4/2013
Amount: $1,250,000
Description/Eligibility: This reissued funding opportunity announcement (FOA) calls for collaborative applications between institutions in the United States, or other developed countries, and research institutions in developing countries affected by the HIV/AIDS epidemic. The goal of this FOA is to strengthen the research infrastructure of local institutions in developing countries and  provide support for a small portfolio of high impact social and/or behavioral science research on HIV/AIDS. Activities supported under this FOA should be led by local social and behavioral scientists in partnership with scientists from the United States and/or other developed countries.  Research should address social and behavioral issues in the prevention, care, and/or treatment of HIV/AIDS. The research projects and enhanced research infrastructure support should be designed to foster the emergence of local scientists as recognized leaders in behavioral and social sciences research on HIV/AIDS. Allowable expenses and evaluation criteria are described in the document.
How to Apply: Psychology principal investigators should contact Kristin Weidman (kristin@austin.utexas.edu). Others contact Kathy Thatcher (thatcher@austin.utexas.edu) in the COLA Office of Research and return Proposal Review Form by January 4.

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-HD-13-012.html
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Title: Dear Colleague Letter: Changes to the Funding Cycle and Proposal Dues Dates for Senior Awards and Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Grants in the Biological Anthropology Program (BCS, SBE) (NSF 12-115)
Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)
Deadline: N/A
Amount: N/A

Description/Eligibility: This is not a funding opportunity announcement, but a notice of changes to the funding (review) cycle and due dates for the Biological Anthropology Program in the Directorate for Social, Behavioral, and Economic Sciences.

How to Apply: N/A

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2012/nsf12115/nsf12115.jsp?WT.mc_id=USNSF_38&WT.mc_ev=click
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Title: Guidance on Changes That Involve Human Subjects in Active Awards That will Require Prior NIH Approval (NOT-OD-12-129)
Sponsor: National Institutes of Health (NIH)
Deadline: N/A
Amount: N/A

Description/Eligibility: This notice provides detailed guidance on the types of changes in human subjects research awards that will require prior NIH approval and provides information on the process for submission of such requests.

How to Apply: N/A

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-OD-12-129.html
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Title: Prior NIH Approval of Human Subjects Research in Active Awards Initially Submitted Without Definitive Plans for Human Subjects Involvement (Delayed Onset Awards) (NOT-OD-12-130)
Sponsor: National Institutes of Health (NIH)
Deadline: N/A
Amount: N/A

Description/Eligibility: This notice clarifies NIH requirements related to prior NIH approval of human subjects research plans for awards which were submitted with the intent to conduct human subjects research during the period of support, but for which definitive plans could not be described in the grant application.

How to Apply: N/A

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-OD-12-129.html
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