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COLA Grants Digest: Oct. 9, 2012

posted: Tue, Oct 9, 2012

 Title: Dear Colleague Letter: Interdisciplinary Research Across the SBE Sciences

Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)

Description/Eligibility: This Dear Colleague letter discusses interdisciplinary research from the perspective of the Directorate for Social, Behavioral, and Economic Sciences (SBE) and encourages investigators to submit proposals that go beyond the boundaries of traditional disciplines, span across the existing core SBE programs, or extend outside the SBE sciences. The information provided will assist you to tailor your future proposals to SBE’s new mission in interdisciplinary science. 

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2012/nsf12123/nsf12123.jsp?WT.mc_id=USNSF_25&WT.mc_ev=click

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Title: Public Education for Peace Building Support Collaborative Reading-Workshop Grants

Sponsor: United States Institute of Peace (USIP), International Institute for Education (IIE)

Deadline: 10/11/2012

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: educational or training workshops; lectures; speaker programs; library forums; and web-based forums. NOTE: Correction to due date listed in previous grants digest.  

How to Apply: Contact Melanie Morgan (mmorgan@austin.utexas.edu) in the COLA Office of Research and return Proposal Review Form by October 11.  

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

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Title: Jessie Smith Noyes Foundation

Sponsor: Jessie Smith Noyes Foundation

Deadline: Not Specified

Amount: Not Specified

Description/Eligibility: Funds in the areas of Environmental Justice, Sustainable Agriculture and Food Systems, Reproductive Rights, and Sustainable New York City. Does not typically fund university research, workshops or conferences, but may be a good fit for community-oriented projects that “connect local concerns with broader, systemic issues.”

How to Apply: Contact Melanie Morgan (mmorgan@austin.utexas.edu) and return Proposal Review Form if you would like to apply. Apply as soon as possible, it is unclear how long the call will remain open. 

Link: http://www.noyes.org/taxonomy/term/19

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Title: Collaborative Research in Computational Neuroscience (CRCNS)  (NSF 11-505)

Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF), National Institutes of Health (NIH), Federal Ministry of Education and Research, Germany

Deadline: 10/12/2012

Amount: $300,000-$750,000 

Description/Eligibility: Intended to advance the understanding of nervous system structure and function, mechanisms underlying nervous system disorders, and computational strategies used by the nervous system. Three classes of proposals will be considered in response to this solicitation: Research Proposals describing collaborative research projects, US-German Research Proposals describing international collaborative research projects to be funded in parallel by US and German agencies, and Data Sharing Proposals to enable sharing of data and other resources. As detailed in the solicitation, appropriate scientific areas of investigations may be related to any of the participating funding organizations.

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 12.

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2011/nsf11505/nsf11505.htm

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

Sponsor: National Park Service

Deadline: 10/16/2012

Amount: $25,000

Description/Eligibility: 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.

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 16. 

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://www.grants.gov/search/search.do;jsessionid=pkbyQh0R19FpCYvJp3fVFzvVnyh61qTLQJhvVJFrGcCXzKJy9QDD!433546673?oppId=202494&mode=VIEW 

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Title: Tunisia Community College Scholarship Program (ECA-A-S-U-13-02; CFDA 19.009)

Sponsor: Department of State (DOS)

Deadline: 10/19/2012

Amount: $4,625,000 

Description/Eligibility: This is an open competition for the administration of the FY 2013 Tunisia Community College Scholarship Program. The recipient organization will be responsible for the following aspects of the Program: recruitment, selection, and placement of Tunisian students for one academic year at accredited U.S. community colleges offering certificate programs in eligible fields of study; student travel to and from the United States; pre-departure orientation; enrichment programming; advising, monitoring, and support; pre-return activities; evaluation; and follow-up with program alumni.

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 19.

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://www07.grants.gov/search/search.do?&mode=VIEW&oppId=203415 

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Title: Tunisia Undergraduate Scholarship Program (ECA-A-E-NEA-13-02; CFDA 19.009)

Sponsor: Department of State (DOS)

Deadline: 10/19/2012

Amount: $4,625,000

Description/Eligibility: This is an open competition for the administration of the FY 2013 Tunisia Undergraduate Scholarship Program (Tunisia UGRAD). The recipient organization will be responsible for the following aspects of the program: recruitment, selection and placement of up to 111 Tunisian students for one academic year at accredited American institutions; round-trip student travel to the United States; pre-departure orientation; enrichment programming; advising; monitoring and support; pre-return activities; evaluation; follow-up with program alumni; and managing/coordinating private-sector contributions to the program. 

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 19.

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://exchanges.state.gov/grants/open2.html 

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Title: Host Family and School Placement and Monitoring

Sponsor: Department of State (DOS)

Deadline: 10/24/12

Amount:  $27,000,000

Description/Eligibility: The Future Leaders Exchange (FLEX) Program: Host Family and School Placement and Monitoring Component is an open competition for submissions intended to identify host schools; vet, select, and monitor host families; and place and monitor a portion of the students participating in the FLEX program during the 2013-14 academic year. This program will establish cooperative agreements to promote mutual understanding between the United States and the countries of Eurasia. The FLEX program will provide scholarships for Eurasian high school students to live in American society for an academic year. In turn, these students will expose U.S. citizens to the culture, traditions, and lifestyles of people in Eurasia.  

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=202973 

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Title: Benjamin Franklin Transatlantic Fellows Summer Institutes (ECA-PE-C-PY-13-06-OY-B; CDFA 19.415)

Sponsor: Department of State (DOS)

Deadline: 10/29/2012

Amount: $225,000 

Description/Eligibility: This is an open competition for two summer institutes for youth. Submit proposals to provide a three- to four-week U.S.-based institute in the summer of 2013. Each institute comprises up to 45 teenagers aged 16-18 from Europe and the United States. U.S. Embassies throughout Europe will select the foreign participants, and the U.S. award recipients will select the American participants. The institutes will focus on transatlantic relations, leadership development, critical thinking, diplomacy, community activism, and the media as ways that young adults can unite around their common goals.  

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 29. 

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://www07.grants.gov/search/search.do?&mode=VIEW&oppId=202974 

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Title: Science to Achieve Results (STAR) Fellowships for Graduate Environmental Study

Sponsor: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

Deadline: 10/30/2012

Amount: $126,000

Description/Eligibility: The mission of the EPA STAR Fellowships Program is to help ensure that the U.S. meets its current and projected human resource needs in the environmental science, engineering, and policy fields. Thus, the EPA is looking to fund students at the graduate level who are committed to meeting the challenges of today and the next generation by pursuing a career related to protecting human health and the environment. Master's level students may receive support for a maximum of two years. Doctoral students may be supported for a maximum of three years, usable over a period of five years. 

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 30.

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

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Title: Mechanism for Time-Sensitive Drug Abuse Research (R21) (PAR-12-297; CFDA 93.279)

Sponsor: National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Deadline: Letter of Intent, 11/16/12; Application, 1/15/13

Amount: $275,000

Description/Eligibility: This funding opportunity is intended to support pilot, feasibility or exploratory research for up to 2 years in 4 priority areas, including: 1) responses to unexpected and time-sensitive medical system changes (e.g. opportunities to understand addiction services in the evolving health care system); 2) responses to emerging drug abuse-related HIV trends and topics (e.g. rapidly evolving drug-abuse related epidemics, time-sensitive policy or environmental changes); 3) responses to unexpected and time-sensitive criminal justice opportunities (e.g. new system and/or structural level changes) that relate to drug abuse and access and provision of health care service; and 4) responses to unexpected and time-sensitive prescription drug abuse opportunities (e.g., new state or local efforts). It should be clear that the knowledge gained from the proposed study is time-sensitive and that an expedited review and funding are required in order for the scientific question to be answered. 

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 Letter of Intent by November 16th, 2012 and Proposal Review Form by January 15, 2013.

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-12-297.html#_Section_II._Award_1 

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Title: Research Fellowship Grant 2013-2014

Sponsor: Asian Civilisations Museum (ACM), Singapore 

Deadline: 12/4/2012

Amount: $5,000/mo. + $3,000 relocation allowance (includes airfare).

Description/Eligibility: 

The Asian Civilisations Museum (ACM) invites scholars to apply for fellowships in 1) Pernankan material culture; 2) Christianity in Asia (Up to 1800); and 3) Areas related to the museum’s collections in genera, including Buddhist studies. Proposals should clearly outline the area of study and justify how it is relevant to the field, the ACM, and the researcher’s own work and whether it is part of a larger project or a collaborative work with another scholar or institution. The geographical areas of research should be Southeast Asia, South Asia, China, or the Islamic world. 

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 December 4. 

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://www.acm.org.sg/press_room/newsdetail.asp?generalNewsID=70

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Title: America's Media Makers (20130109-TD; CFDA 45.164)

Sponsor: National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH)

Deadline: 12/5/2012

Amount: $1,000,000

Description/Eligibility: NEH is soliciting application for its America’s Media Makers (AMM) development and production grants. These grants support the interactive digital media; film and television projects; and radio projects. Interactive digital media may be websites, games, mobile applications, virtual environments, streaming video, or podcasts. Development grants enable media producers to collaborate with scholars to develop humanities content and to prepare programs for production. Grants should result in a script or a design document and should also yield a detailed plan for outreach and public engagement in collaboration with a partner organization or organizations. Production grants support the production and distribution of digital projects, films, television programs, radio programs, and related programs that promise to engage 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 December 12.

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://www07.grants.gov/search/search.do?&mode=VIEW&oppId=203373 

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Title: Program for the Preservation of Classical Music Historical Recordings

Sponsor: Association for Recorded Sound Collections (ARSC)

Deadline: 12/15/12

Amount: $2,000-$10,000

Description/Eligibility: The ARSC Program for the Preservation of Classical Music Historical Recordings encourages and supports the preservation of historically significant sound recordings of Western Art Music by individuals and organizations. This program will fund projects involving preservation, projects promoting public access to recordings, projects involving commercial as well as private, instantaneous recordings, and projects involving collections anywhere in the world. 

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.arsc-audio.org/committees/preservationgrants.html 

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Title: First Book Grant Program for Minority Scholars

Sponsor: Louisville Institute

Deadline: 12/18/2012

Amount: $40,000

Description/Eligibility: The Louisville Institute’s First Book Grant Program for Minority Scholars assists junior, non-tenured religion scholars of color working to complete a major research project on an issue in North American Christianity related to the priorities of the Louisville Institute. The grant program is designed to enable scholars to spend an entire academic year devoted to that research project while free of other professional responsibilities.

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 December 18. 

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://www.louisville-institute.org/Grants/programs/fbmdetail.aspx 

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Title: Community Action Grants Program

Sponsor: American Association of University Women (AAUW)

Deadline: 12/18/2012

Amount: $2,000-$10,000

Description/Eligibility: Provides funds to individuals, AAUW branches, and AAUW state organizations as well as local community-based nonprofit organizations for innovative programs and non-degree research projects that promote education and equity for women and girls. The program's one-year grants ($2,000 to $7,000) provide funding for community-based projects. Two-year grants ($5,000 to $10,000) provide start-up funds for new projects that address the particular needs of the community and develop girls' sense of efficacy through leadership or advocacy opportunities. Project topic areas are unrestricted but should include a clearly defined activity that promotes education and equity for women and girls. Special consideration will be given to projects focused on the achievements of K-12 girls and community college women in science, technology, engineering, or math. 

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 December 18. 

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://www.aauw.org/learn/fellowships_grants/community_action.cfm 

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Title: Interdisciplinary Behavioral and Social Science Research  (IBSS) (NSF 12-614)

Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)

Deadline: 12/19/2012

Amount: $1,000,000

Description/Eligibility: Proposals seeking Interdisciplinary Behavioral and Social Science Research (IBSS) support may address any topic, issue, or problem. Researchers are encouraged to pursue research on one of the four cross-cutting themes identified in the Rebuilding the Mosaic report (population change; sources of disparities; communication, language, and linguistics; and technology, new media, and social networks), but the IBSS competition will be open and receptive to other topics that address topics having theoretical and societal significance.  

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 19.

Full Announcement/Contacts:  http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2012/nsf12614/nsf12614.htm#pgm_desc_txt 

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Title: Point Foundation Scholarship

Sponsor: Point Foundation

Deadline: 1/14/12

Amount:  Unspecified

Description/Eligibility: Point Foundation empowers promising lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer students to achieve their full academic potential–despite the obstacles often put before them–to make a significant impact on society. Point fills in the gaps and provides funds not provided by other scholarships, grants, loans, work/study programs, etc.  

How to Apply:  Apply directly to sponsor. See scholarship announcement for complete list of materials to be submitted with application.

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://www.pointfoundation.org/page.aspx?pid=391 

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Title: Militarily Relevant Peer Reviewed Alzheimer's Disease Research Program (MRPRA) Military Risk Factors Research Award (W81XWH-12-MRPRA-MRFA; CFDA 12.420)

Sponsor: Department of Defense (DOD)

Deadline: 1/14/12

Amount: $4,000,000

Description/Eligibility: The primary objective of this solicitation is to facilitate the development of research tools and clinical outcomes that will permit the detection and diagnosis of neurological change found with traumatic brain injury (TBI) associated Alzheimer's-like dementia (AD). A second, but equally important, objective for is the development of technologies intended to directly benefit individuals suffering from the symptoms of neurological impairment associated with either TBI or AD.

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.grants.gov/search/search.do?mode=VIEW&oppId=202894 

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Title: Healthy Habits: Timing for Developing Sustainable Healthy Behaviors in Children and Adolescents (R01) (PAR-11-327; CFDA 93.361)

Sponsor: National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Deadline: 1/15/13

Amount: $2,500,000

Description/Eligibility: This solicitation is for research applications that will identify mechanisms of influence and/or promote positive sustainable health behavior(s) in children and youth (birth to age 18) and research applications to promote positive health behavior(s) should target social and cultural factors. Research that identifies and enhances processes, including social and cultural norms and that promote positive behavior in children and youth that is sustainable throughout life is the ultimate goal of 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 January 15, 2013.

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-11-327.html#_Section_II._Award_1 

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Title: Various Grants and Fellowships

Sponsor: American School of Classical Studies at Athens

Deadline: Multiple, Oct. 31-Apr. 1

Amount: Varies

Description/Eligibility: Up to thirteen fellowships are available for the School’s Regular Members. Fellowships include the Heinrich Schliemann and the John Williams White Fellowships in archaeology, the Thomas Day Seymour Fellowship in history and literature, and ten Fellowships unrestricted as to field — the John L. Caskey, the Virginia Grace, the Michael Jameson, the Philip Lockhart, the Lucy Shoe Meritt, the Fowler Merle-Smith, the Martin Ostwald, and the James Rignall Wheeler. 

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.ascsa.edu.gr/index.php/admission-membership/grants/ 

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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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