College of Liberal Arts

COLA Grants Digest: Oct. 2, 2012

Tue, Oct 2, 2012

Title: Postdoctoral Research Fellowships (NSF 12-591)

Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)

Deadline: 10/8/2012

Amount: $55,000 

Description/Eligibility: The goal of the Social, Behavioral, and Economic Sciences (SBE) Postdoctoral Research Fellowship program is to enhance the participation of under-represented groups in science and engineering; promote interdisciplinary research; and encourage doctoral-level scientists (who are not yet in full-time positions) to take advantage of the two-year fellowships to prepare for scientific careers in academia, industry, and government.

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 October 8.

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2012/nsf12591/nsf12591.htm

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Title: Preservation, Technology, and Training Grants (DOI-NPS-NCPT-2013; CFDA 15.923)

Sponsor: National Park Service (NPS)/National Center for Preservation Technology and Training (NCPTT)

Deadline: 10/11/2012

Amount: $25,000

Description/Eligibility: NCPTT seeks innovative projects that advance science and technology for historic preservation. The PTT Grants program funds projects that develop new technologies or adapt existing technologies to preserve cultural resources. Projects may include, but are not limited to, laboratory or field research that explores or assesses novel or adaptive methods; training activities, including workshops, and course or curriculum development that promote the use of new or adaptive technologies; documentation using new methods; manuscript or website development that disseminates innovative preservation technologies; and meetings that convene experts to discuss the use of technologies to address preservation problems. NCPTT does not fund “bricks and mortar” projects or straightforward documentation projects using well-established methods.

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 October 11.

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://www07.grants.gov/search/search.do?&mode=VIEW&oppId=202494

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Title: Art History Fellowships

Sponsor: Metropolitan Museum of Art

Deadline: 10/12/2012

Amount: $32,000-$42,000

Description/Eligibility: The Metropolitan Museum of Art offers fellowships in art history for PhD candidates, postdoctoral researchers, and senior museum professionals. Predoctoral art history fellows can be asked to assist the hosting curatorial departments with projects that complement their approved scholarly subject. Fellows may be asked to give gallery talks to the public during their fellowship term and will be expected to participate in a fellows' colloquia in which they give a twenty-minute presentation on their work in progress.

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.metmuseum.org/research/internships-and-fellowships/fellowships/art-history-fellowships

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Title: Educational Component of the National Cooperative Geologic Mapping Program (G13AS00007; CFDA 15.810)

Sponsor: United States Geological Survey (USGS)

Deadline: 10/24/12

Amount: $566,148

Description/Eligibility: Funds are provided for graduate and selected undergraduate students in academic research projects that involve geologic mapping as a major component. Through these cooperative agreements NCGMP hopes to expand the research and educational capacity of academic programs that teach earth science students the techniques of geologic mapping and field data analysis. Another important goal is to increase the level of communication between the Nations geologic surveys (both State Geological Surveys and the USGS) resulting in: 1) that the academic mapping community will learn more about the societal needs that drive geologic mapping projects at the USGS and State Geologic Surveys, and 2) more geologic maps produced in academia will eventually be made available to the public.

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 October 24.

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://www07.grants.gov/search/search.do?&mode=VIEW&oppId=202393

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Title: Exxon Valdez Habitat and Water Quality Improvement Grants (NOAA-NMFS-HCPO-2013-2003491; CFDA 11.463)

Sponsor: Department of Commerce/National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)

Deadline: 10/26/2012

Amount: $500,000

Description/Eligibility: the NOAA Fisheries Service is soliciting proposals for marine habitat restoration, protection, planning and improvement projects in Exxon Valdez Oil Spill affected communities and environments. Selected projects must provide ecosystem benefits, have scientific merit, be technically feasible, and be cost-effective. Priority projects will address water quality through improvements to storm water or wastewater runoff, harbor improvements or related actions.

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 October 26.

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://alaskafisheries.noaa.gov/habitat/restoration/evos/ 

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Title: Science Support Office for the International Ocean Discovery Program (IODP)

Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)

Deadline: 10/30/12 (letter of Intent, required); 12/09/12 (full proposal)

Amount: $500,000 - $750,000

Description/Eligibility: This solicitation seeks the services of a qualified organization to provide the IODP Science Support Office. The award, to be administered as a Cooperative Agreement, is intended to cover an initial five-year period beginning on October 1, 2013. A Program Review will be held prior to completion of the initial period and the results will guide a decision to re-compete or renew the Cooperative Agreement for a second five-year period.

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 December 9.

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://www.nsf.gov/publications/pub_summ.jsp?WT.z_pims_id=504834&ods_key=nsf12611

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Title: Library of Congress Mellon Fellowship

Sponsor: Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR)

Deadline: 11/8/2012 (Letters of reference); 11/15/2012 (Final application)

Amount: $31,000 Maximum

Description/Eligibility: This is a fellowship award to support original source dissertation research in the humanities or related social sciences at the Preservation Research and Testing Division of the Preservation Directorate at the Library of Congress in Washington, DC. CLIR seeks proposals from applicants whose dissertation projects will benefit from the opportunity to examine primary sources using the array of new technologies and equipment available at the Library of Congress. 

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.clir.org/fellowships/mellon/preservation.html

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Title: Collaborative Research (20121206-RZ; CFDA 45.161)

Sponsor: National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH)

Deadline: 11/8/2012

Amount: $300,000 

Description/Eligibility: Scholarly Editions and Translations grants support the preparation of editions and translations of pre-existing texts and documents of value to the humanities that are currently inaccessible or available in inadequate editions. These grants support full-time or part-time activities for periods of a minimum of one year up to a maximum of three years. Projects must be undertaken by a team of at least one editor or translator and one other staff member. Grants typically support editions and translations of significant literary, philosophical, and historical materials, but other types of work, such as musical notation, are also eligible. Also see non-collaborative solicitation due 11/15/2012.

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 November 8.

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://www.neh.gov/grants/research/collaborative-research-grants

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Title: Program in China Studies Pre-Dissertation Grants for Research in China

Sponsor: Henry Luce Foundation/American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS)

Deadline: 11/15/2012

Amount: $5,000

Description/Eligibility: Pre-dissertation grants provide funding for doctoral candidates to explore venues and make preliminary research arrangements, and to gain advice from potential collaborators regarding subsequent research in China. Applications in all disciplines of the humanities and related social sciences are welcome.

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.acls.org/programs/china-studies

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Title: Program in China Studies Postdoctoral Fellowships

Sponsor: Henry Luce Foundation/American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS)

Deadline: 11/15/2012

Amount: $45,000

Description/Eligibility: Postdoctoral fellowships support work based on the applicant’s research in China that aims to produce a scholarly text in English.  A working knowledge of Chinese is required. Applications in all disciplines of the humanities and related social sciences are welcome.

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.acls.org/programs/china-studies

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Title: Scholarly Editions and Translations (CFDA 45.161)

Sponsor: National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH)

Deadline: 11/15/2012

Amount: $300,000

Description/Eligibility: Scholarly Editions and Translations grants support the preparation of editions and translations of pre-existing texts and documents of value to the humanities that are currently inaccessible or available in inadequate editions. These grants support full-time or part-time activities for periods of a minimum of one year up to a maximum of three years. Projects must be undertaken by a team of at least one editor or translator and one other staff member. Grants typically support editions and translations of significant literary, philosophical, and historical materials, but other types of work, such as musical notation, are also eligible. Also see collaborative solicitation due 11/8/2012.

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 November 15. 

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://www.neh.gov/grants/research/scholarly-editions-and-translations-grants

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Title: Career Development Grants

Sponsor: American Association of University Women (AAUW)

Deadline: 11/16/2012

Amount: Unspecified

Description/Eligibility: Career Development Grants support women who hold a bachelor's degree and are preparing to advance their careers, change careers, or re-enter the work force. Primary consideration is given to women of color and women pursuing their first advanced degree or credentials in nontraditional fields. Funds are available for tuition, fees, books, supplies, local transportation, and dependent care.  Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents whose last degree was received before June 30, 2008.

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.aauw.org/learn/fellowships_grants/career_development.cfm

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Title: Drug Abuse Aspects of HIV/AIDS (R01) (PA-12-293)

Sponsor: National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Deadline: 12/3/2012

Amount: $1,250,000 

Description/Eligibility: To examine the drug abuse aspects of HIV/AIDS, including research on drug-related risk behaviors, addiction and HIV disease, and drug use/HIV-related co-morbidities and consequences. Applications are needed to identify and predict changes in the epidemiology of HIV/AIDS among injection and non-injection drug users and among their sexual partners; to develop and test interventions for primary and secondary HIV prevention, including drug treatment interventions; to improve HIV testing, counseling, and treatment services for those living with HIV/AIDS; and to address basic mechanisms involved in HIV infection and AIDS pathogenesis in the context of drug abuse and addiction. 

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 December 3.

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-12-293.html

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Title: Drug Abuse Aspects of HIV/AIDS (R03) (PA-12-294)

Sponsor: National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Deadline: 12/3/2012

Amount: $50,000

Description/Eligibility: To examine the drug abuse aspects of HIV/AIDS, including research on drug-related risk behaviors, addiction and HIV disease, and drug use/HIV-related co-morbidities and consequences. Applications are needed to identify and predict changes in the epidemiology of HIV/AIDS among injection and non-injection drug users and among their sexual partners; to develop and test interventions for primary and secondary HIV prevention, including drug treatment interventions; to improve HIV testing, counseling, and treatment services for those living with HIV/AIDS; and to address basic mechanisms involved in HIV infection and AIDS pathogenesis in the context of drug abuse and addiction.

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 December 3.

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-12-294.html

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Title: Drug Abuse Aspects of HIV/AIDS (R21) (PA-12-295)

Sponsor: National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Deadline: 12/3/2012

Amount: $200,000 

Description/Eligibility: To examine the drug abuse aspects of HIV/AIDS, including research on drug-related risk behaviors, addiction and HIV disease, and drug use/HIV-related co-morbidities and consequences. Applications are needed to identify and predict changes in the epidemiology of HIV/AIDS among injection and non-injection drug users and among their sexual partners; to develop and test interventions for primary and secondary HIV prevention, including drug treatment interventions; to improve HIV testing, counseling, and treatment services for those living with HIV/AIDS; and to address basic mechanisms involved in HIV infection and AIDS pathogenesis in the context of drug abuse and addiction.

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 December 3. 

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-12-295.html

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Title: United States Institute of Peace Public Education Peace Building Support Collaborative Reading-Workshop Grants

Sponsor: International Institute for Education (IIE)

Deadline: 12/6/2012

Amount: $2,000 matching

Description/Eligibility: Public Education for Peace Building Support is a new initiative of the United States Institute of Peace (USIP) and administered by the Institute of International Education (IIE). The initiative seeks to support American colleges, universities and public libraries interested in holding events addressing international peace and conflict resolution. The support may be used for a variety of activities, including, but not limited to the following: educational or training workshops; lectures; speaker programs; library forums; web-based forums. Up to 250 institutions will receive up to $2,000 in matching support for their public education activities through two cycles over the period of November 2012 – December 2013.

How to Apply: Contact Melanie Morgan (mmorgan@austin.utexas.edu) in the COLA Office of Research and return Proposal Review Form by December 6. 

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://www.acls.org/programs/china-studies

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Title: Program in China Studies Collaborative Reading-Workshop Grants

Sponsor: Henry Luce Foundation/ American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS)

Deadline: 12/10/2012

Amount: $15,000

Description/Eligibility: These grants provide support for collaborative reading of texts in a workshop format that is interdisciplinary and crosses scholarly generations.  A wealth of often complex and challenging texts is a distinctive feature of the Chinese cultural record.  The reading and exploration of texts in their historical and cultural context is a core practice of the humanities.  Collaborative reading by a group of scholars who can bring to bear their own research and expertise can yield new insights and interpretations. Applications in all disciplines of the humanities and related social sciences are welcome.

How to Apply: Contact Melanie Morgan (mmorgan@austin.utexas.edu) in the COLA Office of Research and return Proposal Review Form by December 10. 

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://www.acls.org/programs/china-studies

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Title: Interdisciplinary Research in Hazards and Disasters (Hazards SEES) Type 1 and 2 (NSF 12-610)

Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)

Deadline: 1/14/2013

Amount:  $300,000 - $3,000,000

Description/Eligibility: The Hazards SEES program is a multi-directorate program that seeks to: (1) advance understanding of the fundamental processes associated with specific natural hazards and technological hazards linked to natural phenomena, and their interactions; (2) better understand the causes, interdependences, impacts and cumulative effects of these hazards on individuals, the natural and built environment, and society as a whole; and (3) improve capabilities for forecasting or predicting hazards, mitigating their effects, and enhancing the capacity to respond to and recover from resultant disasters.

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 January 14.

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2012/nsf12610/nsf12610.htm

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Title: Behavioral and Social Science Research on Understanding and Reducing Health Disparities (R01) (PAR-10-136)

Sponsor: National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Deadline: 1/15/2013

Amount: $1,250,000

Description/Eligibility: The National Institutes of Health (NIH) issues this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) to encourage research project grant applications (R01) employing behavioral and social science theories, concepts, and methods (1) to improve understanding of the causes of disparities in health and disability among the various populations of the United States and (2) to develop and test more effective interventions for reducing and eventually eliminating health disparities. The goal is to move beyond documenting the existence of health and disability disparities to addressing causes and solutions.

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 January 15.

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-10-136.html#SectionII

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Title: Mental Health Research Dissertation Grant to Increase Diversity (R36) (PAR-12-103)

Sponsor: National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Deadline: 1/15/2013

Amount: Unspecified 

Description/Eligibility: The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), as part of the NIH, recognizes a unique and compelling need to promote diversity in the biomedical, behavioral, clinical and social sciences research workforce.  The NIMH encourages research and research training that addresses the strategic research priority areas within the four objectives of the NIMH Strategic Plan: Promote discovery in the brain and behavioral sciences to fuel research on the causes of mental disorders; Chart mental illness trajectories to determine when, where, and how to intervene; Develop new and better interventions that incorporate the diverse needs and circumstances of people with mental illnesses; Strengthen the public health impact of NIMH-supported research.

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 January 15.

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-12-103.html

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If you received this message as a forward and would like to be added to our list, log in to UT Lists at https://utlists.utexas.edu/sympa/ and subscribe to the “cola_grants_alert” list. A note on deadlines: Many grants listed in this digest require 3 week lead time before the sponsor deadline for COLA and OSP approval. Please see “How to Apply” under each grant for the appropriate procedure. Deadlines for grants marked “submit to sponsor” are not adjusted for internal review.

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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