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COLA Grants Digest: October 23, 2012

posted: Tue, Oct 23, 2012

Title: Environmental Solutions for Communities Grant Program

Sponsor: Wells Fargo

Deadline: 11/8/2012

Amount: $25,000-$100,000 

Description/Eligibility: Wells Fargo and the National Fish & Wildlife Foundation seek to promote sustainable communities through Wells Fargo Environmental Solutions for Communities by supporting highly-visible projects that link economic development and community well-being to the stewardship and health of the environment. Investments under this initiative will promote a sustainable future for communities by: supporting sustainable agricultural practices and private lands stewardship; conserving critical land and water resources and improving local water quality; restoring and managing natural habitat, species and ecosystems that are important to community livelihoods; facilitating investments in green infrastructure, renewable energy and energy efficiency; and encouraging broad-based citizen and targeted youth participation in project implementation. 

How to Apply:  Contact Melanie Morgan (mmorgan@austin.utexas.edu) in the COLA Office of Research and return Proposal Review Form by November 8. 

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://www.nfwf.org/AM/Template.cfm?Section=Charter_Programs_List&Template=/TaggedPage/TaggedPageDisplay.cfm&TPLID=60&ContentID=26049

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Title: Prisoner of War Research Grant Program

Sponsor: National Park Service

Deadline: 11/16/2012

Amount: $1,000 

Description/Eligibility: Andersonville National Historic Site, home of the National Prisoner of War Museum, seeks applicants for an annual grant program, which will provide financial assistance to support original research and writing leading to interpretive works on the history of American Prisoners of War. 

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.nps.gov/ande/parknews/nr12-20.htm

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Title: Museums for America (MFA-FY13, CFDA 45.301)

Sponsor: Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS)

Deadline: 12/3/2012

Amount: $150,000 

Description/Eligibility: Museums for America (MFA) grants fund both new and ongoing museum activities and programs. Examples include planning, managing and conserving collections, improving public access, training, conducting programmatic research, school and public programming, producing exhibitions, and integrating new or upgraded technologies into your operations. There are three program categories within the MFA programs: learning experiences; community anchors; and collections stewardship.

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://www.imls.gov/applicants/detail.aspx?GrantId=11

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Title: National Leadership Grants for Museums (NLG-FY13, CFDA 45.312)

Sponsor: Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS)

Deadline: 12/3/2012

Amount: $500,000 

Description/Eligibility: Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) encourages applications for projects that meet the learning needs of emerging, mid-career, and seasoned professionals in multiple institutions. Successful proposals will generate results such as models, new tools, research findings, services, practices, and/or alliances that can be widely used, adapted, scaled, or replicated to extend and leverage the benefits of federal investment. The distinguishing features of all National Leadership Grants for Museums projects are broad impact, innovation, and collaboration.

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://www.imls.gov/applicants/detail.aspx?GrantId=22

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

Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)

Deadline: 12/3/2012 Track 1; 2/1/12 Track 2

Amount: $1,500,000

Description/Eligibility: The Sedimentary Geology and Paleobiology Program (SGP) supports the study of deep-time records of processes archived in the Earth's sedimentary carapace (crust) at all spatial and temporal scales. Track 1 is the General Program; Track 2 is the Earth-Life Transitions (ELT). ELT projects must ultimately advance our understanding of first-order questions related to the coupling of Earth's climate, depositional, and biotic systems.

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://nsf.gov/pubs/2012/nsf12608/nsf12608.htm#pgm_desc_txt

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Title: TERRA Summer Residency, Giverny, France

Sponsor: Terra Foundation for American Art Europe

Deadline: 12/4/2012

Amount: $6,100

Description/Eligibility: Terra Summer Residency provides fellows with the opportunity to pursue individual work and research within a framework of interdisciplinary exchange and cross-cultural dialogue. In addition to working collaboratively, fellows interact regularly with invited senior advisors and guest lecturers—established international artists, curators, and professors in the field of American art. The program supports the creative and research projects of the residents, inspiring them to reflect on cultural interpretive models and encouraging them to create an intellectual network for lifelong exchange.

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.terraamericanart.org/grants/academic-program-grants/terra-summer-residency/

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Title: Stephen J. Brady STOP Hunger Scholarships

Sponsor: Sodexo Foundation

Deadline: 12/5/2012

Amount: $10,000 

Description/Eligibility: The Sodexo Foundation, which works to ensure that every child in the United States grows up with dependable access to enough nutritious food to fuel a healthy and productive life, is inviting applications for its Stephen J. Brady STOP Hunger Scholarship program. The national program honors the efforts of students — from kindergarten to graduate school — who are working to end hunger in the United States.

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.sodexofoundation.org/hunger_us/scholarships/scholarships.asp

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Title: Office of Naval Research Young Investigator Program (YIP)  (ONRBAA13-003, CFDA 12.300)

Sponsor: Department of Defense (DOD)

Deadline: 12/7/2012

Amount: $510,000

Description/Eligibility: The Office of Naval Research (ONR) is interested in receiving proposals for its Young Investigator Program. ONR's Young Investigator Program seeks to identify and support academic scientists and engineers who are in their first or second full-time tenure-track or tenure-track-equivalent academic appointment in fiscal year 2013, have begun their first appointment on or after November 1, 2007, and who show exceptional promise for doing creative research. The objectives of this program are to attract outstanding faculty members of institutions of higher education to the Department of the Navy's research program, to support their research, and to encourage their teaching and research careers. 

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 7.

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://www.onr.navy.mil/~/media/Files/Funding-Announcements/BAA/2013/13-003.ashx

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Title: Interdisciplinary Research in Hazards and Disasters (Hazards SEES) (NSF 12)

Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)

Deadline: 1/14/2012

Amount: $3,300,000

Description/Eligibility: Hazards SEES seeks research projects that will productively cross the boundaries of the atmospheric and geospace, earth, and ocean sciences; computer and information science; cyberinfrastructure; engineering; mathematics and statistics; and social, economic, and behavioral sciences. Successful proposals will integrate across these multiple disciplines to promote research that advances new paradigms that contribute to creating a society resilient to hazards. Hazards SEES intends to transform hazards and disaster research by fostering the development of interdisciplinary research that allows for appropriately targeted data collection, integration, and management; modeling (including predictive models for real-time decision making); visualization and simulation; data analytics and data-driven discovery; real-time sensing; cross-cutting knowledge development; and synthesis of applicable models and theory.

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: The Sydney S. Spivack Program in Applied Social Research and Social Policy

Sponsor: American Sociological Association (ASA)

Deadline: 2/1/2012

Amount: $50,000

Description/Eligibility: The ASA encourages applications for the Congressional Fellowship. The Fellowship brings a PhD-level sociologist to Washington, DC, to work as a staff member on a congressional committee or in a congressional office. This intensive twelve month experience reveals the intricacies of the policy making process to the sociological fellow, and shows the usefulness of sociological data and concepts to policy issues. 

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.asanet.org/funding/cf.cfm

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Title: American Schools and Hospitals Abroad (ASHA) Program Worldwide (APS-ASHA-13-000001, CFDA 98.006)

Sponsor: Agency for International Development (USAID)

Deadline: 3/25/2012

Amount: $2,000,000 

Description/Eligibility: USAID is soliciting applications that will further the mission of creating or enhancing educational and medical demonstration centers, study centers, or research facilities to showcase American values, principles, innovation, and ingenuity. This funding opportunity will support U.S. organizations such as secondary schools that provide academic and vocational training, undergraduate institutions with programs in liberal arts, medicine, nursing, agriculture, and the sciences graduate institutions that provide specialized training and research opportunities to future national and international leaders in health sciences, physical sciences, and other professional areas, and libraries and centers of excellence that provide open access to information and encourage its use in decision-making. 

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 March 25.

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://www.grants.gov/search/search.do?mode=VIEW&oppId=204133

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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/

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Melanie Morgan mmorgan@austin.utexas.edu for Foundations

Destin Ray Smith destin@austin.utexas.edu for Post-Award

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