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COLA Grants Digest: November 6, 2012

posted: Tue, Nov 6, 2012

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

NSF Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Grant (DDRIG) Workshop

November 16, 2012, 1-3 PM, Gebauer Building, 3rd Floor Conference Room

This workshop is intended for graduate student interested in the NSF DDRIG proposal, especially those planning to submit an application during the 2012-2013 academic year. Faculty advisors interested in understanding the DDRIG process are also invited to attend this session. The information presented will provide you with the information needed to complete an NSF DDRIG grant application. You will learn the process for getting your application submitted at UT; what the various components of the application are and how to complete them; and how to access and complete a FastLane application.

RSVP: Please RSVP by November 14 to Kathy Thatcher (thatcher@austin.utexas.edu).

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Title: Strategic Environmental Research and Development Program (SERDP) (BAA-13-0001)

Sponsor: Department of Defense (DoD)

Deadline: Open

Amount: N/A

Description/Eligibility: The DoD Strategic Environmental Research and Development Program (SERDP) Office is interested in receiving pre-proposals for research focusing in the areas of Environmental Restoration, Munitions Response, Resource Conservation and Climate Change, and Weapons Systems and Platforms technologies. SERDP supports environmental research relevant to the management and mission of the DoD and supports efforts that lead to the development and application of innovative environmental technologies or methods that improve the environmental performance of DoD by improving outcomes, managing environmental risks, and/or reducing costs or time required to resolve environmental problems. 

How to Apply: Pre-proposals may be submitted at any time. 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 three works before you plan to submit to the sponsor.

Full Announcement/Contacts: https://www.fbo.gov/index?s=opportunity&mode=form&id=8d2a2526d9c3c98d83e18091954e84ea&tab=core&_cview=0

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Title: Archaeology and Archaeometry Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Grant (NSF 11-547)

Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)

Deadline: Open

Amount: $20,000 

Description: The National Science Foundation's Division of Behavioral and Cognitive Sciences (BCS), Division of Social and Economic Sciences (SES), National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics (NCSES), and the SBE Office of Multidisciplinary Activities (SMA) award grants to doctoral students to improve the quality of dissertation research. These grants provide funds for items not normally available through the student's university. Additionally, these grants allow doctoral students to undertake significant data-gathering projects and to conduct field research in settings away from their campus that would not otherwise be possible. 

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 three weeks before you plan to submit to the sponsor. 

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://www.nsf.gov/sbe/bcs/arch/suppdiss.jsp

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Title: Senator Gregory Luna Legislative Fellows Program

Sponsor: Texas Senate Hispanic Research Council

Deadline: 11/9/2012

Amount: Unspecified

Description: Participants in the Senator Gregory Luna Legislative Scholars and Fellows

Program will gain invaluable experience and exposure to the Texas Senate as full-time legislative assistants during the 83rd Legislative Session. Each participant is assigned to the office of a State Senator or the Lieutenant Governor to perform a variety of legislative tasks. Complementing the work experience, they will meet with local and state leaders for weekly sessions to discuss leadership development and public policies that shape the community.

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

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://tshrc.org/wp-content/uploads/2013LunaScholarsApplication.pdf

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Title: Loan Repayment Program (LRP)

Sponsor: National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Deadline: 11/15/2012

Amount: $35,000

Description: NIH wants to encourage outstanding health professionals to pursue careers in biomedical, behavioral, social, and clinical research. If you commit at least two years to conducting qualified research funded by a domestic nonprofit organization or U.S. federal, state, or local government entity, NIH may repay up to $35,000 of your qualified student loan debt per year, including most undergraduate, graduate, and medical school loans. Loan repayment benefits are in addition to the institutional salary you receive for your research.

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.lrp.nih.gov/index.aspx

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Title: Secure and Trustworthy Cyberspace (SaTC); Small Projects & Cybersecurity Education Projects (NSF 12-596)

Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)

Deadline: 11/16/2012

Amount: $500,000-$10,000,000

Description: This program welcomes proposals that address Cybersecurity from a Trustworthy Computing Systems perspective (TWC); a Social, Behavioral and Economic Sciences perspective (SBE); and a Transition to Practice perspective (TPP) (see below). In addition, we welcome proposals that integrate research addressing two or more of these perspectives as well as proposals focusing entirely on Cybersecurity Education (see below).

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 16.

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=504709&WT.mc_id=USNSF_39&WT.mc_ev=click

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Title: Public Health Services and Systems Research

Sponsor: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF)

Deadline: 11/20/2012

Amount: $200,000-$450,000

Description: The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) seeks to expand the evidence base for effective public health policy and practice through investment in Public Health Services and Systems Research (PHSSR). PHSSR, a multi-disciplinary field of study, provides a framework for examining the organization, financing, delivery and quality of public health services within communities and the impact of those services on the health of the public. This solicitation, guided by the national research agenda for PHSSR, aims to further advance the field with the ultimate goal of improving the performance and efficiency of public health agencies and their system partners and the health of the people they serve. 

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 20.

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://pweb1.rwjf.org/files/applications/cfp/cfp_PHSSR2012.pdf

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Title: NIH Director's Early Independence Awards (DP5) (RFA-RM-12-018, CFDA 93.310)

Sponsor: National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Deadline: 11/29/2012

Amount: $250,000/yr. for 5 yrs.

Description: The NIH Director’s Early Independence Awards provide an opportunity for exceptional junior scientists to accelerate their entry into an independent research career by forgoing the traditional post-doctoral training period. A small pool of outstanding junior investigators would benefit instead by launching directly into an independent research career and for these select investigators would unnecessarily delay their entry into performing independent research. The awards also provide an opportunity for institutions to invigorate their research programs by bringing in the fresh perspectives of the awardee scientists that they host. 

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 29.

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-RM-12-018.html#_Section_II._Award_1

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Title: Fellowships at the Huntington

Sponsor: The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens

Deadline: 11/30/2012

Amount: $3,000-$50,000

Description: The Huntington is an independent research center with extensive holdings in British and American history, literature, art history, and the history of science and medicine, with the collections ranging chronologically from the eleventh century to the present. The Huntington will award to scholars over one hundred fellowships for the academic year 2013-2014. These fellowships derive from a variety of funding sources and have different terms. Recipients of all fellowships are expected to be in continuous residence at the Huntington and to participate in and make a contribution to its intellectual life. Short- and Long-term awards are available, including a Mellon dissertation fellowship.

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

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://huntington.org/huntingtonlibrary.aspx?id=566

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Title: Residential Fellowships 

Sponsor: Virginia Foundation for the Humanities

Deadline: 12/1/2012

Amount: $15,000 per semester, available for up to a full academic year

Description: The Virginia Foundation for the Humanities offers residential fellowships to scholars and writers in the humanities. We seek applications that are intellectually stimulating, imaginative, and accessible to the public. There are no restrictions on topic, and applications are invited from across the broad spectrum of the humanities. Fellowships are open to faculty members in the humanities, independent scholars, and others working on projects in the humanities. Applicants need not have advanced degrees, but the VFH generally does not support work toward a degree. Postdoctoral applicants are strongly encouraged to apply for projects other than dissertation revisions. Former VFH Fellows must wait three years before applying for another fellowship. Former Fellows are welcome to apply for space (without stipend) at any time.

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

More Info: http://virginiahumanities.org/fellowships/

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Title: Eurasia Program Fellowships: Pre-Dissertation Awards (PDAs) and Dissertation Development Awards (DDAs)

Sponsor: Social Sciences Research Council

Deadline: 12/1/12 

Amount: $3,000 (PDAs), $20,000 (DDAs)

Description: Pre-Dissertation Awards (PDAs) enable early stage graduate students to perform initial field assessments of up to 4 weeks for archival exploration, preliminary interviews, and other forms of feasibility studies related to their dissertations. We anticipate awarding 6 young scholars the opportunity to gain firsthand knowledge of their proposed field sites, establish contacts within local communities, meet with local scholars, and gain insight into how their dissertation topic resonates with regional intellectual, political and social currents. Dissertation Development Awards (DDAs) are intended to provide one year of support to enable the prompt completion of a PhD dissertation. We anticipate offering approximately 10 DDAs (with stipends up to $20,000) to advanced graduate students who have completed their fieldwork. U.S. citizens and Permanent residents only. 

How to Apply: Submit directly to sponsor through online application portal. NOTE: DDA proposals require the student's university to make a cost-sharing contribution of not less than 10% of the award amount. This commitment should be secured from the student's department. 

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://www.ssrc.org/fellowships/eurasia-fellowship/

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Title: Franklin Research Grants

Sponsor: American Philosophical Society

Deadline: 12/3/2012

Amount: $6,000

Description: The American Philosophical Society awards small grants to scholars in order to support the cost of research leading to publication in all areas of knowledge. In 2011–2012 the Franklin Research Grants program awarded nearly $380,000 to 77 scholars, and the Society expects to make a similar number of awards in this year’s competition. The Franklin program is particularly designed to help meet the costs of travel to libraries and archives for research purposes; the purchase of microfilm, photocopies, or equivalent research materials; the costs associated with fieldwork; or laboratory research expenses. Ph.D. candidates are not eligible to apply, but the Society is particularly interested in supporting the work of young scholars who have recently received the doctorate.

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.amphilsoc.org/grants/franklin

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Title: Secondary Education, Two-Year Postsecondary Education, and Agriculture in the K-12 Classroom Challenge Grants Program (SPECA) (USDA-NIFA-SAECP-003955, CFDA 10.226)

Sponsor: Department of Agriculture (USDA)

Deadline: 12/3/2012

Amount: $300,000

Description: This program seeks to: (a) promote and strengthen secondary education and two-year postsecondary education in agriscience and agribusiness in order to help ensure the existence in the United States of a qualified workforce to serve the food and agricultural sciences system; and (b) promote linkages among secondary, two-year postsecondary, and higher education programs in the food and agricultural sciences in order to encourage more young Americans to pursue and complete a baccalaureate or higher degree in the food and agricultural sciences.

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.csrees.usda.gov/fo/educationchallengesecondaryhep.cfm 

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Title: MetLife Creative Connections

Sponsor: MetLife Creative Connections

Deadline: 12/3/2012

Amount: Unspecified

Description: MetLife Creative Connections provides support for American composers to participate in public activities related to specific performances of their original music. By supporting the composer’s interaction with audiences, performers, arts organizations, and local communities, MetLife Creative Connections aims to increase public awareness and enhance the creative artist’s role in society. MetLife Creative Connections applications are submitted by a Sponsoring Organization requesting support for one or more composers participating in public activities organized, sponsored, and/or presented by the organization. 

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 3. NOTE: Detailed application information will be available in early December.

Full Announcement/Contacts: https://www.newmusicusa.org/grants/metlife-creative-connections/

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Title: Agir pour la Planification Familiale AGIR PF (RFA-624-13-000002, CFDA 98.001)

Sponsor: United States Agency of International Development (USAID)

Deadline: 12/4/2012

Amount: $150,000

Description: USAID/West Africa, through the Regional Health Office, intends to increase access to and use of quality family planning (FP) services in select urban and peri-urban areas of four francophone West African countries—Burkina Faso, Mauritania, Niger and Togo. This Project, Agir pour la Planification Familiale (AGIR-PF), aims to: 1) strengthen and expand the delivery of quality FP information, products and services; 2) adapt and implement evidence-based service delivery approaches; and 3) coordinate efforts to remove policy barriers and improve contraceptive commodity security.

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 4.

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://www07.grants.gov/search/search.do?&mode=VIEW&oppId=204973

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Title: Museum Grants for African American History and Culture (AAHC-FY13, CFDA 45.309)

Sponsor: Institute of Museum and Library Services 

Deadline: 12/11/2012

Amount: $150,000

Description: Museum Grants for African American History and Culture Museum grants (AAHC) are intended to enhance institutional capacity and sustainability through professional training, technical assistance, internships, outside expertise, and other tools. The program focuses on the following three goals: (1) developing or strengthening knowledge, skills, and other expertise of current staff at African American museums; (2) attracting and retaining professionals with the skills needed to strengthen African American museums; and (3) attracting new staff to African American museum practice and providing them with the expertise needed to sustain them in the museum field.

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 11.

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://www.imls.gov/applicants/2013_aahc_museum_guidelines.aspx

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Title: Outcome Measures for Use in Treatment Trials for Individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (R01) (PAR-11-045)

Sponsor: National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Deadline: 12/30/2012 (Letter of Intent); 1/9/2013 (Full Proposal)

Amount: $250,000/yr. for 5 yrs. 

Description: Applications are solicited from institutions/organizations that propose to develop, validate, and/or calibrate informative outcome measures for use in clinical trials for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD). Clinical trials are being formulated that seek to alleviate the debilitating cognitive, behavioral, and comorbid medical symptoms associated with disorders such as Down syndrome, Fragile X syndrome, Rett syndrome, Angelman syndrome, Prader-Willi syndrome, and autism spectrum disorders. This funding opportunity will address a significant need in the field, one that is especially apparent in efforts to develop pharmacological treatments for these populations. This solicitation will focus ongoing clinical and translational research on a neglected area essential for therapy and pharmacological treatment development.

How to Apply: Submit Letter of Intent directly to sponsor by December 30. 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 9 to submit Full Proposal.

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-11-045.html

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Title: Division of Environmental Biology, Regular Submissions (NSF 11-573)

Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)

Deadline: 1/9/2013 (Preliminary Proposal, Required); 7/12/2013 (Full Proposal)

Amount: ~$150,000-$360,000

Description: The Division of Environmental Biology (DEB) supports fundamental research on populations, species, communities, and ecosystems. Scientific emphases range across many evolutionary and ecological patterns and processes at all spatial and temporal scales. Areas of research include biodiversity, phylogenetic systematics, molecular evolution, life history evolution, natural selection, ecology, biogeography, ecosystem structure, function and services, conservation biology, global change, and biogeochemical cycles. Research on organismal origins, functions, relationships, interactions, and evolutionary history may incorporate field, laboratory, or collection-based approaches; observational or manipulative experiments; synthesis activities; as well as theoretical approaches involving analytical, statistical, or computational modeling.

How to Apply: Submit Preliminary Proposal directly to sponsor by January 9. If invited to submit Full Proposal, 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 July 12. 

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2013/nsf13508/nsf13508.htm?WT.mc_id=USNSF_25&WT.mc_ev=click#prep

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Title: Jefferson Science Fellowships

Sponsor: The National Academies

Deadline: 1/14/2013

Amount: ~$60,000 

Description/Eligibility: The Jefferson Science Fellowship is open to tenured, or similarly ranked, faculty from U.S. institutions of higher learning who are U.S. citizens. The application period opens each fall and closes in mid-January. Selected Jefferson Science Fellows spend one year on assignment at the U.S. Department of State or USAID as science advisors on foreign policy issues. Assignments are tailored to the needs of the hosting office, while taking into account the Fellows’ interests and areas of expertise. As part of their assignments, Jefferson Fellows also have the opportunity to travel to U.S. embassies and missions overseas. At the conclusion of the fellowship year, and upon return to their home institution, Fellows continue to serve as a resource to the State Department and USAID for an additional five years.

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

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://sites.nationalacademies.org/PGA/Jefferson/index.htm

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Title: Dissertation Fellowships

Sponsor: U.S. Army Center of Military History

Deadline: 1/15/2013

Amount: $10,000

Description: To encourage and support the production of dissertations in military history by qualified graduate students, the Center offers up to two Dissertation Fellowships each academic year. These fellowships carry a $10,000 stipend and access to the Center’s facilities and technical expertise. Although the history of war on land is broadly defined in the fellowship program, the selection of winners gives preference to topics on the history of the U.S. Army. Applicants must be civilian citizens of the U.S. unaffiliated with the U.S. government.

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.history.army.mil/html/about/df-geninfo.html

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Title: Prescription Drug Abuse Research Project Grant (R01) (PA-13-015)

Sponsor: National Institutes of Health (NIH), National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)

Deadline: 1/15/2013

Amount: Not Limited, 5 yrs.

Description: The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) encourages applicants to develop innovative research applications on prescription drug abuse, including research to examine the factors contributing to prescription drug abuse; to characterize the adverse medical, mental health and social consequences associated with prescription drug abuse; and to develop effective prevention and service delivery approaches and behavioral and pharmacological treatments. Applications to address these issues are encouraged across a broad range of methodological approaches including basic science, clinical, epidemiological, and health services research to define the extent of the problem of prescription drug abuse, to characterize this problem in terms of classes of drugs abused and combinations of drug types, etiology of abuse, and populations most affected (including analyses by age group, race/ethnicity, gender, and psychiatric symptomatology).

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/PA-13-015.html

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Title: Grants for Scholarly Works in Biomedicine and Health (G13) (PAR 13-014)

Sponsor: National Institutes of Health (NIH), National Library of Medicine (NLM)

Deadline: 1/21/2013 (Letter of Intent, Optional); 1/31/13 (Full Proposal)

Amount: $50,000/yr. (plus indirect costs, 1-3 yrs.)

Description: NLM Grants for Scholarly Works in Biomedicine and Health are awarded for the preparation of book-length manuscripts and other scholarly works of value to U.S. health professionals, public health officials, biomedical researchers and historians of the health sciences. Grants are awarded for major critical reviews, state-of-the-art summaries, historical studies, and other useful organizations of knowledge in clinical medicine, public health, biomedical research, and the informatics/information sciences relating to them. The scholarly work may be prepared for publication in print or electronic media, or both.

How to Apply: Submit Letter of Intent directly to sponsor by January 21. 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 31 to submit Full Proposal.

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-13-014.html

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Title: Prescription Drug Abuse Exploratory Research Grant (R21) (PA-13-016)

Sponsor: National Institutes of Health (NIH), National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)

Deadline: 1/28/2013

Amount: $275,000/2yrs.

Description: The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) encourages applicants to develop innovative research applications on prescription drug abuse, including research to examine the factors contributing to prescription drug abuse; to characterize the adverse medical, mental health and social consequences associated with prescription drug abuse; and to develop effective prevention and service delivery approaches and behavioral and pharmacological treatments. Applications to address these issues are encouraged across a broad range of methodological approaches including basic science, clinical, epidemiological, and health services research to define the extent of the problem of prescription drug abuse, to characterize this problem in terms of classes of drugs abused and combinations of drug types, etiology of abuse, and populations most affected (including analyses by age group, race/ethnicity, gender, and psychiatric symptomatology).

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 28.

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-13-016.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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