College of Liberal Arts

COLA Grants Digest: Sept. 25, 2012

Tue, Sep 25, 2012

Title: World Politics and Statecraft Fellowship (Dissertation)

Sponsor: Smith Richardson Foundation

Deadline: 9/26/2012 (Intent to Apply)

Amount: $7,500

Description/Eligibility: The Smith Richardson Foundation is pleased to announce a new annual grant competition to support Ph.D. dissertation research on American foreign policy, international relations, international security, strategic studies, area studies, and diplomatic and military history. The fellowship's objective is to support the research and writing of policy-relevant dissertations through funding of fieldwork, archival research, and language training. In evaluating applications, the Foundation will accord preference to those projects that could directly inform U.S. policy debates and thinking, rather than dissertations that are principally focused on abstract theory or debates within a scholarly discipline. International students enrolled in U.S. institutions may apply. 

How to Apply:  Contact Melanie Morgan (mmorgan@austin.utexas.edu) by Sept. 26th to initiate the internal review process. 

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://www.srf.org/grants/world_politics.php

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Title: Cyberlearning: Transforming Education (NSF 11-587)

Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)

Deadline: 9/24/2012

Amount: Unspecified

Description/Eligibility: Through the Cyberlearning: Transforming Education program, NSF seeks to integrate advances in technology with advances in what is known about how people learn. Of particular interest are technological advances that allow more personalized learning experiences, draw in and promote learning among those in populations not served well by current educational practices, allow access to learning resources anytime and anywhere, and provide new ways of assessing capabilities. It is expected that Cyberlearning research will shed light on how technology can enable new forms of educational practice and that broad implementation of its findings will result in a more actively-engaged and productive citizenry and workforce. 

How to Apply:  Contact your departmental Grants and Contracts Specialist or Kathy Thatcher (thatcher@austin.utexas.edu) in the COLA Office of Research and return Proposal Review Form by Sept. 24th.

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=503581&WT.mc_id=USNSF_39&WT.mc_ev=click

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Title: Strengthening Ethiopia’s Urban Health Program (SEUHP) (RFA-663-12-000007; CFDA 98.001)

Sponsor: US Agency for International Development (USAID)

Deadline: 9/25/2012

Amount: $20,000 

Description/Eligibility:  To support the Government of Ethiopia’s urban health extension program by improving the quality of community–level health services, strengthening referral linkages, building the institutional and technical capacity of Regional Health Bureaus (RHBs) and promoting inter-sectoral collaboration to address urban health challenges. Unrestricted eligibility.

How to Apply: Contact your departmental Grants and Contracts Specialist or Kathy Thatcher (thatcher@austin.utexas.edu) in the COLA Office of Research and return Proposal Review Form by Sept. 25th.

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://www07.grants.gov/search/search.do?&mode=VIEW&oppId=202055

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Title: Arctic Research Opportunities (NSF 10-597)

Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)

Deadline: 9/27/2012

Amount: Unspecified

Description/Eligibility:  The National Science Foundation (NSF) invites investigators at U.S. organizations to submit proposals to conduct research about the Arctic.  Arctic research includes field and modeling studies, data analysis, and synthesis about the arctic region. The goal is to gain a better understanding of the Arctic's physical, biological, geological, chemical, social and cultural processes; the interactions of oceanic, terrestrial, atmospheric, biological, social, cultural, and economic systems; and the connections that define the Arctic. Program representatives from the Office of Polar Programs (OPP) and other non-OPP NSF programs that support arctic research coordinate across NSF, including joint review and funding of arctic proposals and mutual support of special projects with high logistical costs.

How to Apply:  Contact your departmental Grants and Contracts Specialist or Kathy Thatcher (thatcher@austin.utexas.edu) in the COLA Office of Research and return Proposal Review Form by Sept. 27th.

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=5521&WT.mc_id=USNSF_39&WT.mc_ev=click

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Title: Paleo Perspectives on Climate Change (P2C2) (NSF 10-574)

Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)

Deadline: 9/27/2012

Amount: ~$278,571

Description/Eligibility: The goal of research funded under the interdisciplinary P2C2 solicitation is to utilize key geological, chemical, and biological records of climate system variability to provide insights into the mechanisms and rate of change that characterized Earth's past climate variability, the sensitivity of Earth's climate system to changes in forcing, and the response of key components of the Earth system to these changes.  Important scientific objectives of P2C2 are to: 1) provide comprehensive paleoclimate data sets that can serve as model test data sets analogous to instrumental observations; and 2) enable transformative syntheses of paleoclimate data and modeling outcomes to understand the response of the longer-term and higher magnitude variability of the climate system that is observed in the geological record.

How to Apply:  Contact your departmental Grants and Contracts Specialist or Kathy Thatcher (thatcher@austin.utexas.edu) in the COLA Office of Research and return Proposal Review Form by Sept. 27th.

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2010/nsf10574/nsf10574.pdf

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Title: Advancing Digitization of Biodiversity Collections (ADBC) (NSF 12-565)

Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)

Deadline: 9/28/2012

Amount:  Unspecified

 Description/Eligibility: This program seeks to enhance and expand the national resource of digital data documenting existing vouchered biological and paleontological collections and to advance scientific knowledge by improving access to digitized information (including images) residing in vouchered scientific collections across the United States. The national resource is structured at three levels: a central coordinating organization, a series of thematic networks based on an important research theme, and the physical collections.

How to Apply: Contact your departmental Grants and Contracts Specialist or Kathy Thatcher (thatcher@austin.utexas.edu) in the COLA Office of Research and return Proposal Review Form by Sept. 28th.

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=503559&WT.mc_id=USNSF_39&WT.mc_ev=click

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Title: National Academy of Education/Spencer Dissertation Fellowship Program

Sponsor: National Academy of Education/Spencer Foundation

Deadline: 10/5/2012

Amount: $25,000

Description/Eligibility: The Dissertation Fellowship Program seeks to encourage a new generation of scholars from a wide range of disciplines and professional fields to undertake research relevant to the improvement of education. These $25,000 fellowships support individuals whose dissertations show potential for bringing fresh and constructive perspectives to the history, theory, or practice of formal or informal education anywhere in the world. This highly competitive program aims to identify the most talented researchers conducting dissertation research related to education. The Dissertation Fellowship program receives many more applications than it can fund. This year, up to 600 applications are anticipated and about 25 fellowships will be awarded. International students may apply.

How to Apply:  Submit directly to sponsor. See website for application information.

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://naeducation.org/NAEd_Spencer_Dissertation_Fellowship.html

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Title: Collaborative Research in Structural Sciences (BAA-RQKPC-12-01; CFDA 12.800)

Sponsor: Department of Defense (DOD) Air Force—Research Lab

Deadline: 10/10/2012

Amount:  $3,500,000

Description/Eligibility: The focus of this collaborative effort is focused in three thrust areas: 1) adaptive, spatial and temporal, multi-scaling strategies for long-duration path-dependent combined-environment structural simulation; 2) Damage integrated, structural-thermal, reduced order models for realistic structural components; 3) high-fidelity, continuum-level, constitutive and material damage evolution models. 

How to Apply: Contact your departmental Grants and Contracts Specialist or Kathy Thatcher (thatcher@austin.utexas.edu) in the COLA Office of Research and return Proposal Review Form by Oct. 10th. 

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://www07.grants.gov/search/search.do?&mode=VIEW&oppId=202057

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Title: Reagan-Fascell Democracy Fellows Program

Sponsor: National Endowment for Democracy (NED)

Deadline: 11/5/2012

Amount:  Living Stipend and Expenses

Description/Eligibility: The National Endowment for Democracy's Reagan-Fascell Democracy Fellows Program is designed to enable activists, practitioners, scholars, and journalists from around the world to deepen their understanding of democracy and enhance their ability to promote democratic change. The program offers five-month fellowships to practitioners to focus on strategies and best practices for developing democracy in their country of interest, and to scholars to conduct original research for publication. Fellows maintain full-time residence at the International Forum for Democratic Studies, NED's research arm in Washington, D.C. Applicants interested in the scholarly track are expected to possess a doctorate (a Ph.D. or academic equivalent) at the time of application, to have a proven record of publications in their field, and to have developed a detailed research outline for their fellowship project.

How to Apply: Submit directly to sponsor. Detailed application information available at the link below.

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://www.ned.org/fellowships/reagan-fascell-democracy-fellows-program

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Title: Integrated Earth Systems (IES) (NSF 12-613)

Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)

Deadline: 10/24/2012

Amount: $1,000,000-3,000,000

Description/Eligibility: The overall goal of the program is to provide opportunity for collaborative, multidisciplinary research into the operation, dynamics and complexity of Earth systems Specifically, IES will provide research opportunities for the study of Earth systems from the core of the Earth to the top of the critical zone with a specific focus on subsystems that include continental, terrestrial and deep Earth subsystems at all temporal and spatial scales. IES will provide opportunities to focus on Earth systems connected to topics which include (but are not limited to) the continents; the terrestrial, surficial Earth systems including physical, chemical and biotic dimensions; linkages among tectonics, climate, landscape change, topography and geochemical cycles including core and mantle processes.

How to Apply: Contact your departmental Grants and Contracts Specialist or Kathy Thatcher (thatcher@austin.utexas.edu) in the COLA Office of Research and return Proposal Review Form by Oct. 24th. 

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2012/nsf12613/nsf12613.htm?WT.mc_id=USNSF_25&WT.mc_ev=click#pgm_desc_txt

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Title: On-Farm Research Grant Program

Sponsor: Southern Region Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education Program (Southern SARE)

Deadline: 10/25/2012

Amount: $15,000

Description/Eligibility: On-Farm Research Grants are intended for Cooperative Extension, Natural Resources Conservation Services, university personnel, government, and non-governmental organizations that regularly work with farmers/ranchers and are interested in conducting on-farm research or marketing projects related to sustainable agriculture. Applicants must work with at least one farmer/rancher on the project to conduct on-farm research in sustainable agriculture.

How to Apply: Contact your departmental Grants and Contracts Specialist or Melanie Morgan (mmorgan@austin.utexas.edu) in the COLA Office of Research and return Proposal Review Form by October 25th.

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://www.southernsare.org/News-and-Media/Press-Releases/On-Farm-Research-Grants-Emphasize-Ag-Professional-and-Farmer-Rancher-Collaboration

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Title: Tampa Bay Environmental Fund 2012 Request for Proposals

Sponsor: Tampa Bay Environmental Fund (TBEF)

Deadline: 10/29/2012

Amount: $50,000-$200,000, 1:1 match required 

Description/Eligibility: The Tampa Bay Environmental Fund (TBEF) is a strategic partnership between the Tampa Bay Estuary Program (TBEP), the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) and other leading conservation groups focused on the restoration and protection of Tampa Bay. TBEF seeks applications for cost-effective projects that will implement the habitat, species, and nutrient reduction priorities that have been developed by the Tampa Bay Estuary Program and its partners, and outlined in the Comprehensive Conservation and Management Plan (CCMP), Charting the Course.  

How to Apply: Contact your departmental Grants and Contracts Specialist or Melanie Morgan (mmorgan@austin.utexas.edu) in the COLA Office of Research and return Proposal Review Form by Oct. 29th. 

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://www.nfwf.org/AM/Template.cfm?Section=Charter_Programs_List&CONTENTID=25881&TEMPLATE=/CM/ContentDisplay.cfm

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Title: Tribeca All Access

Sponsor: Tribeca Film Institute (TFI)

Deadline: 11/5/2012

Amount:  $15,000 

Description/Eligibility: Tribeca All Access supports working filmmakers in the United States and Puerto Rico from communities statistically underrepresented in the film industry with grants, year-round resources, and greater access to industry contacts. The program seeks feature-length narrative and documentary submissions from established and emerging filmmakers whose team includes a U.S.-based director or screenwriter from a community that is statistically underrepresented in the film industry. Projects may be in any stage of development, from treatment/screenplay to post-production. Projects of any genre and/or budget range are eligible for a grant.

How to Apply: Submit directly to sponsor. Detailed application information available at the link below. 

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://www.tribecafilminstitute.org/filmmakers/taa/rules/

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Title: National Student Design Competition for Sustainability Focusing on People, Prosperity and the Planet (CFDA 66.516)

Sponsor: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

Deadline: 11/14/2012

Amount: $15,000-$90,000

Description/Eligibility: The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), as part of the P3-People, Prosperity and the Planet Award Program, is seeking applications proposing to research, develop, and design solutions to real world challenges involving the overall sustainability of human society. The P3 competition highlights the use of scientific principles in creating innovative projects focused on sustainability. The P3 Award program was developed to foster progress toward sustainability by achieving the mutual goals of economic prosperity, protection of the planet, and improved quality of life for its people-- people, prosperity, and the planet – the three pillars of sustainability. The EPA offers the P3 competition in order to respond to the technical needs of the world while moving towards the goal of sustainability. Research involving human subjects is not eligible per this solicitation.

How to Apply: Contact your departmental Grants and Contracts Specialist or Kathy Thatcher (thatcher@austin.utexas.edu) in the COLA Office of Research and return Proposal Review Form by Nov. 14th.

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://epa.gov/ncer/rfa/2013/2013_p3.html

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Title: Ford Foundation Dissertation Fellowships

Sponsor: Ford Foundation

Deadline: 11/14/2012

Amount: $21,000

Description/Eligibility: The awards will be made to individuals who, in the judgment of the review panels, have demonstrated superior academic achievement, are committed to a career in teaching and research at the college or university level, show promise of future achievement as scholars and teachers, and are well prepared to use diversity as a resource for enriching the education of all students. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or nationals and have advanced to candidacy. Membership in an under-represented ethnic group (Alaska Natives, Black/African Americans, Mexican American/Chicanas/Chicanos, Native American Indians, Native Pacific Islanders, and Puerto Ricans) will be considered as a positive factor in choosing successful candidates. 

How to Apply: Submit directly to sponsor. Detailed application information available at the link below.

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://sites.nationalacademies.org/PGA/FordFellowships/PGA_047959

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Title: Patient Centered Outcomes Research (PCOR) Pathway to Independence Award (K99/R00) (RFA-HS-13-002)

Sponsor: National Institutes of Health (NIH), Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)

Deadline: 11/21/2012

Amount: ~$120,000-$249,000

Description/Eligibility: The overall goal of the AHRQ Research Career Development program is to help ensure that a diverse pool of highly trained scientists are available in appropriate scientific disciplines to address the Nation's health services research needs. One of the most challenging times in a research career is the transition from postdoctoral trainee to independent scientist. The objective of the AHRQ Patient Centered Outcomes Research (PCOR) Pathway to Independence Award (K99/R00) initiative is to facilitate a timely transition from a non-tenure track faculty or a postdoctoral research position (or their equivalents) to a stable independent research career. The program targets junior investigators early in their careers to support their development in new, sophisticated methodological comparative effectiveness research skills, interdisciplinary perspectives, and capabilities in PCOR. 

How to Apply: Contact your departmental Grants and Contracts Specialist or Kathy Thatcher (thatcher@austin.utexas.edu) in the COLA Office of Research and return Proposal Review Form by Nov. 21st.

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-HS-13-002.html

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Title: Sedimentary Geology and Paleobiology Track 1 (NSF 12-608)

Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)

Deadline: 12/2/2012

Amount: $150,000-$200,000

Description/Eligibility: The Sedimentary Geology and Paleobiology Program will be sponsoring a two track opportunity for the bi-annual years starting 2013-2017. Projects are required to involve collaborations among investigators from different Geoscience disciplinary specialties and include a modeling component. Inclusion of collaboration with other science fields is also welcome and encouraged. ELT also strongly encourages the involvement of early-career investigators. ELT awards will be made for projects that bring together interdisciplinary teams of researchers to address a specific earth-life transitions research problem. Activities should address the research challenges identified in the program solicitation. In addition to research awards, activities, such as initial data collection, creation of coordinated working groups and workshops to organize groups around a central ELT theme will be considered for support.

How to Apply:  Contact your departmental Grants and Contracts Specialist or Kathy Thatcher (thatcher@austin.utexas.edu) in the COLA Office of Research and return Proposal Review Form by Dec. 2nd.

Full Announcement/Contacts:  http://www07.grants.gov/search/search.do?&mode=VIEW&oppId=202113

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Title: Pearson Early Career Grant

Sponsor: American Psychological Foundation (APF)

Deadline: 12/10/2012

Amount: $13,500

Description/Eligibility: The Pearson Early Career Grant is designed to encourage early career clinicians to work in an area of critical societal need. The program's goals are to support psychology's efforts to improve areas of critical need in society, including but not limited to innovative scientifically-based clinical work on serious mental illness, serious emotional disturbance, incarcerated or homeless individuals, children with serious emotional disturbance, and adults with serious mental illness; and to encourage early career psychologists to devote their careers to underserved populations. Applicants should be psychologists with an Ed.D., Psy.D., or Ph.D. from an accredited university, and be no more than seven years postdoctoral.

How to Apply: Contact your departmental Grants and Contracts Specialist or Melanie Morgan (mmorgan@austin.utexas.edu) in the COLA Office of Research and return Proposal Review Form by Dec. 10th. 

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://www.apa.org/apf/funding/pearson.aspx

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Title: Bibliographic Society of America 2013 Fellowship Programs

Sponsor: Bibliographic Society of America (BSA)

Deadline: 12/15/2012

Amount: $2,000-$6,000 

Description/Eligibility: The BSA invites applications for its sixth annual Katharine Pantzer Senior Fellowship in Bibliography and the British Book Trades as well as its annual short-term fellowship program, all of which support bibliographical inquiry and research in the history of the book trades and in publishing history. Eligible topics may concentrate on books and documents in any field, but should focus on the book or manuscript (the physical object) as historical evidence. Past recipients include both graduate students and faculty.

How to Apply: Submit directly to sponsor. Detailed application information is available at the link below.

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://www.bibsocamer.org/fellows.htm

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Title: Doris Duke Fellowships for the Promotion of Child Well-Being

Sponsor: Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, Chapin Hall at the University of Chicago

Deadline: 12/15/2012

Amount: $25,000

Description/Eligibility: These fellowships are designed to identify and develop a new generation of leaders interested in and capable of creating practice and policy initiatives that will enhance child development and improve the nation's ability to prevent all forms of child maltreatment. Because the promotion of child well-being and the prevention of child maltreatment requires knowledge and collaboration from diverse fields, the program is multidisciplinary in scope and approach. Fellows are selected from a range of academic disciplines, including—-but not limited to—-social work, public health, medicine, public policy, education, economics, psychology, and epidemiology.

How to Apply: Submit directly to sponsor. Detailed application information is available at the link below.

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://www.chapinhall.org/fellowships/doris-duke-fellowships

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Title: Mary M. Hughes Research Fellowship in Texas History

Sponsor: Texas State Historical Association

Deadline: 12/31/2012

Amount: $25,000 

Description/Eligibility: The Mary M. Hughes Research Fellowship in Texas History is awarded annually for the best research proposal on twentieth-century Texas history. The application, which should be no longer than one page, should specify the purpose of the research, the need for the money, and a description of the end product (article, book, or exhibition). Please include a complete vita with the application. The award will be announced at the Association's annual meeting in March 2013. Judges may withhold the award at their discretion.

How to Apply: Submit directly to sponsor. Detailed application information is available at the link below. 

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://www.tshaonline.org/awards-and-fellowships/62

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