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COLA Grants Digest: September 18, 2012

posted: Tue, Sep 18, 2012

Title: Sociology Doctoral Dissertation Improvement Grant (DDRIG) (NSF 11-547)

Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF), Dir. for Social, Behavioral and Economic Sciences (SBE)

Deadline: 9/24/2012

Amount: $12,000 (including indirect costs)

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) and return proposal review form by September 24. 

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://www.nsf.gov/sbe/ses/soc/socckl1.jsp (Sociology); http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2011/nsf11547/nsf11547.htm (SBE)

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Title: Geography and Spatial Sciences Doctoral Dissertation Improvement (DDRI) (NSF 11-547)

Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF), Dir. for Social, Behavioral and Economic Sciences (SBE)

Deadline: 9/24/2012

Amount: $16,000 (including indirect costs)

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) and return proposal review form by September 24.

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2012/nsf12570/nsf12570.htm (Geography & Spatial Sciences); http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2011/nsf11547/nsf11547.htm (SBE)

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Title: HIV/AIDS, Drug Use, and Vulnerable Populations in the US (R21) (PA-12-280)

Sponsor: National Institutes of Health (NIH), National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)

Deadline: 9/25/2012

Amount: $275,000 (2 years) 

Description/Eligibility: This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) will support studies in vulnerable populations to: 1) understand the contribution of drug abuse (both injection and non-injection) to the acquisition and/or transmission of HIV; 2) study disease progression and disease outcomes in drug using populations; 3) develop and/or improve prevention and treatment interventions, particularly comprehensive, integrated interventions; 4) improve the availability, delivery and quality of evidence-based prevention and treatment services across a variety of settings; and 5) address organizational, structural, and/or community level factors including social, drug-using, and sexual networks associated with health disparities.

How to Apply: Contact your departmental Grants and Contracts Specialist or Kathy Thatcher (thatcher@austin.utexas.edu) and return proposal review form by September 25.

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-12-280.html

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Title: Basic Behavioral Research on Multisensory Processing (R21) (RFA-EY-13-001)

Sponsor: National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Deadline: 10/1/2012 (Letter of Intent); 10/10/2012 (Full Proposal)

Amount: $200,000

Description/Eligibility: This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA), issued as part of the NIH Basic Behavioral and Social Sciences Opportunity Network (OppNet), encourages research grant applications investigating multisensory processing in perception or other behavioral and social outcomes. The FOA is intended to support basic behavioral research projects focused on two or more sensory modalities. This includes research examining ways in which cognitive or affective processes interact with multisensory input to influence basic behavioral targets. While evidence suggests that sensory input is processed interactively instead of additively, research is less developed regarding how different modalities are integrated for perception and behavioral or social outcomes.

How to Apply: Contact your departmental Grants and Contracts Specialist or Kathy Thatcher (thatcher@austin.utexas.edu) and return proposal review form by 10/10/12. 

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-EY-13-001.html

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Title: Sabbatical Grants for Researchers

Sponsor: Louisville Institute

Deadline: 10/11/2012

Amount: $40,000

Description/Eligibility: The Louisville Institute seeks to identify and support ecclesially-engaged academics and intellectually-astute pastoral and religious leaders. The Sabbatical Grants for Researchers program supports year-long sabbatical research projects that can contribute to our enhanced understanding of important issues concerning Christian faith and life, pastoral leadership, and/or religious institutions.  Proposed projects may employ a variety of methodological perspectives, including, but not limited to, historical, systematic and practical theology, the social sciences, history, ethics, or biblical studies. They may also be interdisciplinary in nature. But all applicants should make clear how their project will contribute to the life of the churches in North America.

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.louisville-institute.org/Grants/programs/sgfrdetail.aspx

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Title: Research: Art Works (2013NEAORA/CFDA 45.024)

Sponsor: National Endowment for the Arts (NEA)

Deadline: 10/16/2012

Amount: $10,000-$30,000

Description/Eligibility: The NEA will make awards to support research on how "art works." Consistent with its strategic plan, the NEA distinguishes between research projects seeking to define value for the U.S. arts sector, and those seeking to demonstrate the arts' impact on American life. "Value"-oriented research will measure or otherwise clarify one or more components of how Americans participate in the arts. Such research also may probe the underlying conditions and vehicles for arts participation; for instance, it can examine how key inputs such as training, education, and infrastructure, directly affect arts creation, arts audiences, or other aspects of arts engagement.

How to Apply:  Contact your departmental Grants and Contracts Specialist or Kathy Thatcher (thatcher@austin.utexas.edu) and return COLA proposal review form by October 16.  

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://arts.gov/grants/apply/Research/index.html  

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Title: Minority Fellowship

Sponsor: APSA Minority Fellow Program

Deadline: 10/19/2012

Amount: $4,000 

Description/Eligibility: The APSA Minority Fellows program is designed primarily for minority students applying to enter a doctoral program in political science. Applicants must be members of one of the following racial/ethnic minority groups: African Americans, Asian Pacific Americans, Latinos/as, and Native Americans (federal and state recognized tribes); must be college/university seniors, college/university graduates, or students currently enrolled in a Master’s Program applying for doctoral study at another political science program/institution; must demonstrate an interest in teaching and potential for research in political science; and must be a United States citizen at time of award.

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.apsanet.org/content_3284.cfm  

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Title: Research Grants in Suicide Prevention

Sponsor: American Foundation for Suicide Prevention

Deadline: 10/25/2012

Amount: $30,000-$225,000

Description/Eligibility: The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention’s research grants support the work of investigators from all disciplines that contribute to the understanding of suicide and suicide prevention. For 2012 and 2013 the research priority areas are anxiety disorders or alcohol and other substance-use disorders either alone or in combination with other co-morbid disorders.

How to Apply:  Contact your departmental Grants and Contracts Specialist or Melanie Morgan (mmorgan@austin.utexas.edu) and submit proposal review form by October 25.

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://www.afsp.org/index.cfm?fuseaction=home.viewPage&page_id=0535FDA2-FA7D-AAE8-D7A9A6BCFFE3574B

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Title: Publication Preparation Grant

Sponsor: Archaeological Institute of America (AIA)

Deadline: 11/1/2012

Amount: $5,000 

Description/Eligibility: This grant supports the scholarly publication of already excavated archaeological material in a peer-­â€reviewed outlet. It is intended to assist in the final analysis, writing, and preparation for publication of the results of research so that, by the end of the second year under the grant, a completed manuscript (article or monograph) will be submitted for publication.

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.archaeological.org/grants/710

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Title: Dissertation Fieldwork Grants

Sponsor: Wenner-Gren Foundation

Deadline: 11/1/2012

Amount: $25,000 

Description/Eligibility: Dissertation Fieldwork Grants are awarded to aid doctoral or thesis research. The program contributes to the Foundation's overall mission to support basic research in anthropology and to ensure that the discipline continues to be a source of vibrant and significant work that furthers our understanding of humanity's cultural and biological origins, development, and variation. The Foundation supports research that demonstrates a clear link to anthropological theory and debates, and promises to make a solid contribution to advancing these ideas. There is no preference for any methodology, research location, or subfield. The Foundation particularly welcomes proposals that employ a comparative perspective, can generate innovative approaches or ideas, and/or integrate two or more subfields.

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.wennergren.org/programs/dissertation-fieldwork-grants

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Title: Health Policy Fellows

Sponsor: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF)

Deadline: 11/7/2012 (Reference Letters); 11/14/12 (Application)

Amount: $165,000

Description/Eligibility: The fellowship is a residential experience in Washington, DC for mid-career scholars and professionals, with additional support for health policy leadership development activities. The Washington experience prepares individuals to influence the future of public health and health care and accelerate their own career development. Fellows must commit 100 percent of their time to program activities during the first 12 months.

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.healthpolicyfellows.org/fellowship_info.php

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Title: Short- and Long-Term Research Fellowships

Sponsor: Fred W. Smith National Library for the Study of George Washington at Mount Vernon

Deadline: 11/15/12

Amount: $10,000-$20,000 

Description/Eligibility: Fellowships will be awarded to applicants whose research focuses on the life, leadership and legacy of George Washington and his place in the development of American civic life and culture. Applications will also be evaluated on their relevance to the Mount Vernon Ladies’ Association’s mission, which is to preserve, restore, and manage the estate of George Washington and to educate visitors and people throughout the world about his life, legacies, character, and leadership. These funded research opportunities are available to doctoral candidate at dissertation stage, have a PhD or have standing as an advanced scholar in a relevant field.  Applicants may be U.S. residents or international scholars with permission to enter the U.S. for this purpose. 

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.mountvernon.org/educational-resources/library/fellowships

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 Title: Basic Social and Behavioral Research on Culture, Health, and Wellbeing (R24) (RFA-LM-12-002)

Sponsor: National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Deadline: 11/16/12 (Letter of Intent); 11/21/12 (Full Proposal)

Amount: $125,000-$150,000

Description/Eligibility: This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA), issued on behalf of the NIH Basic Behavioral and Social Sciences Opportunity Network (OppNet), will provide grants for infrastructure support to develop, strengthen, and evaluate transdisciplinary approaches and methods for basic behavioral and/or social research on the relationships among cultural practices/beliefs, health, and wellbeing. This includes an appreciation for more comprehensive understandings of the relationships regarding cultural attitudes, beliefs, practices, and processes, on outcomes relevant to human health and wellbeing.

How to Apply: Submit Letter of Intent directly to sponsor by November 16. Contact your departmental Grants and Contracts Specialist or Kathy Thatcher (thatcher@austin.utexas.edu) and return COLA proposal review form by November 21.

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-LM-12-002.html

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Title: World Politics Visiting Fellowship

Sponsor: Princeton Institute for International Regional Studies (PIIRS)

Deadline: 12/14/12

Amount: Unspecified

Description/Eligibility: The position is sponsored by the Institute’s scholarly journal World Politics and is intended to foster research and writing suitable for publication in the journal. Applicants should be engaged in cutting-edge empirical or theoretical work in the fields of comparative politics or international relations and preferably hold an ongoing position at a university or research institution. This position is ideally meant for a scholar on sabbatical leave from her/his home institution; depending on the successful candidate’s salary, the fellowship could provide up to one-half of the scholar’s academic year salary, subject to a cap that will be determined. Visiting scholars are expected to be in residence at PIIRS for the entire academic year.

How to Apply: To apply, please link to https://jobs.princeton.edu, position requisition number 1200409.

Full Announcement/Contacts: For more information on PIIRS, see http://www.princeton.edu/piirs/. Further questions about this position may be directed to Rebecca Aguas at raguas@princeton.edu.

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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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