College of Liberal Arts

COLA Grants Digest: October 30, 2012

Tue, Oct 30, 2012

Announcements:

NSF Faculty Grant Submissions Workshop

November 7, 2012, 1:30-3 PM, 3rd Floor Conference Room

We will learn how to search for NSF grant solicitations, review the NSF proposal guidelines for the specific documents required to complete your grant application, discuss the NSF review process and timeline, and present an overview of a FastLane application. I will be available to answer questions following the presentation. This workshop will last approximately 1.5 hours. 

RSVP: Please RSVP by November 5 to Kathy Thatcher (thatcher@austin.utexas.edu).

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Title: Dear Colleague Letter: National Science Foundation and National Institute of Justice Collaboration in the Social, Behavioral and Forensic Sciences (NSF 13-007)

Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)

Description: NSF's Directorate for the Social, Behavioral & Economic Sciences and the Department of Justice's National Institute of Justice, (NIJ) signed a Memorandum of Understanding that outlines a framework for cooperation and collaboration in the social, behavioral, and forensic sciences. The MOU provides an opportunity for joint review and co-funding, and for seamless communication with PIs whose work may better fit the mission of the other agency. As initial steps to facilitate this partnership, NSF's Law & Social Sciences Program will coordinate with NIJ to share information about workshops and symposia of common interest; identify reviewers and workshop participants from the other agency's network of scholars; co-sponsor sessions at professional conferences; and share information about the other agency's programs with our communities. Future directions include jointly funding topical workshops and research proposals, and development of new initiatives designed to catalyze high-quality, original scholarship in the area of criminology and criminal justice.

Full Announcement/Contacts:

http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2013/nsf13007/nsf13007.jsp?WT.mc_id=USNSF_25&WT.mc_ev=click

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Title: Coastal Resilience Networks (NOAA-NOS-CSC-2013-2003483, CFDA 11.473)

Sponsor: National Ocean Service (NOS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Department of Commerce

Deadline: 10/31/2012 (Letter of Intent) 12/7/2012 (Full Proposal)

Amount: $50,000-$100,000

Description/Eligibility: The purpose is to implement activities that enhance resilience of coastal communities to natural hazard and climate risks through a regional or national network. Projects must enhance, leverage, or create a regional network and have project objectives based on a collaborative approach with a direct application to a specific community or region. Projects should provide beneficial public outcomes for coastal communities to address existing and potential future climate and hazard risks to coastal infrastructure, local economies, vulnerable populations, and the natural environment.

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 31.

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://www.grants.gov/search/synopsis.do;jsessionid=YpCnQQyLWfDgv2jZrtfcRTRg8xtMHpQ4bsrqN04Zv2PLFPpl3Sc5!913730029

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Title: Democracy, Human Rights, and Rule of Law in Europe and Eurasia (DRLA-DRLAQM-13-004, CFDA 19.345)

Sponsor: Department of State (DOS)

Deadline: 11/9/2012

Amount: $700,000

Description/Eligibility: The Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor (DRL) invites organizations to submit proposals outlining program concepts and capacity to manage projects targeting the following issues: 1) empowerment of Roma in civil society to combat violence and fight discrimination against Roma in Europe. This regional program will train Roma civic leaders and NGOs to effectively engage in local, national, and regional advocacy. 2) increase of community participation in Belarus to broaden the knowledge and understanding of Belarusians outside of urban centers on community advocacy and activism. 

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 9.

Full Announcement/Contacts: https://www.grantsolutions.gov/gs/preaward/previewPublicAnnouncement.do?id=15897

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Title: New Investigator Awards in Alzheimer's Disease

Sponsor: American Federation for Aging Research/Rosalinde and Arthur Gilbert Foundation/Diane and Guilford Glazer Foundation

Deadline: 11/12/2012

Amount: $100,000

Description/Eligibility: The major goal of this partnership program is to support important research in areas in which more scientific investigation is needed to improve the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of Alzheimer's disease. Projects in basic and translational research related to Alzheimer's disease (AD) that are clinically relevant or focus on healthy brain aging will be considered. Areas of research could include learning and memory, nutrition, exercise, cardiovascular risk factors, as they relate to the brain and the aging process.

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 November 12. 

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://www.scangrants.com/grant/2012/12/17/call-for-applications-new-investigator-awards-in-alzheimers-disease.aspx  

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Title: The Rudy Bruner Award

Sponsor: Bruner Foundation

Deadline: 11/12/2012

Amount: $50,000

Description/Eligibility: The Rudy Bruner Award is a search for examples of urban excellence, and a celebration of their contribution to the richness and diversity of the urban experience transcending the boundaries between architecture, urban design, and planning. An excellent urban place involves the interplay of process, place and values. Processes may be inclusive, innovative, or participatory. This award seeks to illuminate the complex process of urban placemaking, so that it may be strengthened to better reflect the balance between form and use, opportunity and cost, preservation and change. 

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.brunerfoundation.org/rba/pdfs/2013/2013%20Call%20for%20Entries.pdf

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Title: Center for Advance Studies (CAS) (RFA-391-13-000002; CFDA 98.001)

Sponsor: The United States Agency for International Development (USAID)

Deadline: 11/14/2012

Amount: $90M-$100M 

Description/Eligibility: The Centers for Advanced Studies (CAS) project will provide support to Pakistan’s economic development by strengthening universities. The project will assist in: 1) revised curricula, financial management, governance, teaching, and other reforms necessary to make university education and research more relevant to the needs of industry and government; 2) the development of relevant policy dialogue and reforms for each technical sector led by the policy think tanks in each CAS; 3) robust scholarship and exchange programs; 4) networking activities; and 5) strong links to the private sector. The project will create a cadre of effective graduates for employment in the private and public sectors in agriculture, water and energy. 

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 14.

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://www07.grants.gov/search/search.do?&mode=VIEW&oppId=204693

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Title: Autism Research Initiative (SFARI)

Sponsor: Simons Foundation

Deadline: 11/30/2012 (Letter of Intent), 2/15/2012 (Full Proposal)

Amount: $250,000

Description/Eligibility: The SFARI Pilot Award is for high-impact proposals requesting support for small-scale projects or early-stage experiments that will build on preliminary data or a prior track record and lead to competitive applications for funding by SFARI or other organizations. Investigators new to the field of autism are encouraged to apply for Pilot Awards.  SFARI Research awards high-impact research on an experimental hypothesis for which, in most cases, preliminary data have already been gathered. The foundation will also consider projects focusing on a central hypothesis where success depends on close collaboration between two or more labs.

How to Apply: Send Letter of Intent directly to sponsor. If invited to send a full proposal, 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 February 15. 

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://sfari.org/funding/grants/2013-rfa

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Title: LGBTQ Student Scholarships

Sponsor: Point Foundation

Deadline: 12/6/2012

Amount: Unspecified 

Description/Eligibility: Point Foundation empowers promising LGBTQ students to achieve their full academic and leadership potential to make a significant impact on society. By identifying and supporting these scholars, Point hopes to provide a greater level of acceptance and respect within future generations for all persons, regardless of sexual orientation, gender expression, or gender identity. We honor our scholars - their leadership, their acumen, their early involvement in LGBTQ causes, and their pledge to make the world a fairer and better place for all. 

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.pointfoundation.org/page.aspx?pid=391

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Title: Postdoctoral Fellowship Program in Eating Disorders Research

Sponsor: Hilda and Preston Davis Foundation

Deadline: 12/6/2012

Amount: $43,000 - $63,000

Description/Eligibility: The long-term goal of this program is to accelerate medical research discoveries that will lead to effective new therapies.  Proposals must be focused on relevant aspects of the biological causes of anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa as defined by clinical criteria such as (but not limited to) neural pathways of feeding behavior in animal models, molecular genetic analysis of relevant neural circuit assembly and function, testing of new chemical compounds that might be used in animal models as experimental treatments, and brain imaging technologies that identify neurochemical pathways in patients with these disorders. 

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 6.

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://hria.org/uploads/grants/Davis/2013DavisFellowshipApplicationGuidelinesan%20Instructions.pdf

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Title: Tupper Postdoctoral Fellowship

Sponsor: Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute (STRI)

Deadline: 12/6/2012

Amount: $135,000

Description/Eligibility: The Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute (STRI) maintains research facilities in different marine and terrestrial locations on the Isthmus of Panama. STRI invites applications for the Earl S. Tupper three-year postdoctoral fellowship in the areas of ecology, anthropology, paleontology, paleoecology, evolutionary biology, molecular phylogenetics, biogeography, animal behavior, neurobiology, soils sciences, and physiology of tropical plants and animals. Research should be based at one of the STRI facilities; proposals that include comparative research in other tropical countries will be considered.

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.stri.si.edu/english/education_fellowships/fellowships/3YEAR_Fellowship_2010.pdf

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Title: Stephen Sondheim Inspirational Teacher Awards

Sponsor: Kennedy Center

Deadline: 12/16/2012

Amount: $10,000

Description/Eligibility: The annual Kennedy Center/Stephen Sondheim Inspirational Teacher Awards publicly recognize specific teachers by spotlighting their extraordinary impact on the lives of students. The Awards celebrate the teaching profession, the important role of teachers in society, and seek to inspire others to pursue this noble profession. Nominated by students they once taught, these former students' stories exemplify the power one teacher has to inspire others and transform lives

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

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://www.kennedy-center.org/programs/awards/sondheim/include/nominees.html?

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Title: Dissertation Fellowship Award

Sponsor: Jack Kent Cooke Foundation

Deadline: 1/14/2013

Amount: $25,000

Description/Eligibility: The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation has created the Cooke Dissertation Fellowship to further the understanding of the educational pathways and experiences of exceptionally promising students who have financial need. The fellowship is intended to focus more scholarly attention on the population of students the Foundation serves in order to enable practitioners, parents, schools and communities to better support such students in achieving their full potential. We seek work that informs and advances the following populations/aspects of our mission: high-achieving students from low-income backgrounds, and/or students who demonstrate the potential for achievement, and/or the conditions that promote high achievement (e.g., school settings, interventions, policies).

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.jkcf.org/scholarships/graduate-scholarships/jack-kent-cooke-dissertation-fellowship-award/

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Title: Grassroots Development Fellowship Program

Sponsor: Inter-American Foundation (IAF)

Deadline: 1/22/2013

Amount: $9,000-$21,000

Description/Eligibility: The Inter-American Foundation (IAF) was created to fund the self-help initiatives of the organized poor in Latin America and the Caribbean and the groups that directly support them. IAF's Fellowships are intended to increase awareness of grassroots development efforts while building a community of professionals and scholars knowledgeable in the subject. Fellows examine the efforts of the rural and urban poor to improve their lives, their methods of organization and production, and the policies and programs designed to alleviate their poverty. 

How to Apply: Apply directly to sponsor per instructions on site. Note: Requires “University Certification” by department chair. Direct questions on internal procedures to Melanie Morgan (mmorgan@austin.utexas.edu).

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://www.iie.org/Programs/IAF-Grassroots-Development-Fellowship-Program/

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Title:  Small Grant Program

Sponsor:  Clark Center for Australian & New Zealand Studies, UT Austin

Deadline:  1/31/2013

Amount:  $1,000-$5,000 

Description/Eligibility:  The Clark Center for Australian and New Zealand Studies seeks to promote research by graduate students and faculty affiliated with UT Austin that advances knowledge and understanding of Australian or New Zealand politics and society, culture and literature, economics and business. Grants are intended to facilitate research in Australia or New Zealand or facilitate research collaboration with academics based in Australia or New Zealand. Research may focus exclusively on Australia or New Zealand, or it may treat either country in comparative context.

How to Apply:  Submit an application to Rhonda Evans Case (evanscaser@austin.utexas.edu) by January 1, 2013. See grant announcement for complete list of materials to be submitted with application. 

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://www.utexas.edu/cola/centers/cas/fundingopportunities/Funding-Opportunities.php

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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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