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COLA Grants Digest: November 13, 2012

posted: Tue, Nov 13, 2012

ANNOUNCEMENT:

NSF Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Grant (DDRIG) Workshop

November 16, 2012, 1:00-2:30 PM, 3rd Floor Conference Room 

Doctoral students and faculty advisers in the College of Liberal Arts are invited to attend a session on the National Science Foundation's (NSF) Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Grant (DDRIG) for the 2012-2013 academic year. The workshop will cover the information needed to complete an NSF DDRIG grant application; explain the various components of the full NSF grant proposal and what should be included in them; inform you of the procedures to follow to get your application submitted to NSF through various UT offices; walk you through an NSF FastLane application; answer any other questions you have about the DDRIG proposal process. This workshop will last approximately 1.5 hours.

RSVP: Please RSVP by November 15 to Kathy Thatcher (thatcher@austin.utexas.edu). 

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Title: Study of the U.S. Institutes for Student Leaders (ECA-A-E-USS-13-17-28-OY-B/CFDA 19.009)

Sponsor: Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA)

Deadline: 11/19/2012

Amount: $240,000 (per year, per institute)

Description: The Study of the U.S. Branch, Office of Academic Exchange Programs, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, invites proposal submissions for the design and implementation of twelve (12) Study of the U.S. Institutes for Student Leaders under five different themes: Civic Engagement, Global Environmental Issues, Religious Pluralism in the United States, Social Entrepreneurship, and Women’s Leadership. Applicants may submit a proposal to implement one or two Institutes.

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 19.

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://exchanges.state.gov/media/pdfs/rfgps/global-student-leaders-rfgp.pdf

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Title: Public Health Services and Systems Research

Sponsor: The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF)

Deadline: 11/27/12 (Brief Proposal); 2/11/2013 (Full Proposals by Invitation)

Amount: $200,000/2yrs.; $450,000/3yrs.

Description: The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation 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, 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 27. 

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://pweb1.rwjf.org/applications/solicited/cfp.jsp?ID=21411&cid=XEM_A6563

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Title: Dan David Prize Call for Nominations

Sponsor: Dan David Prize

Deadline: 11/30/2012

Amount: $1,000,000 

Description: Three prizes are annually awarded for achievements having an outstanding scientific, technological, cultural or social impact on our world. Nominations may be submitted in three time dimensions that represent realms of human achievement: The Past—classics, the modern legacy of the ancient world, The Present—ideas, public intellectuals and contemporary philosophers, and The Future—preventive medicine.

How to Apply: Anyone may nominate candidates through online nomination form at link below. Nominees for the Dan David Prize may be individuals or organizations. Self-nominations are not accepted.

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://www.dandavidprize.org/index.php/prize-nominations/nomination-form-instructions.html

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Title: Long Term Research in Environmental Biology (NSF 12-501)

Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)

Deadline: 12/3/2012 (Preliminary Proposal); 7/11/2013 (Full Proposal)

Amount: $90,000/yr, $450,000 over 5 yrs.

Description: Through the LTREB program, the Division of Environmental Biology (DEB) and the Division of Integrative Organismal Systems (IOS) encourage the submission of proposals that generate extended time series of biological and environmental data to address ecological and evolutionary processes and resolve important issues in organismal and environmental biology. Researchers must have collected at least six years of previous data to qualify for funding, and these data must motivate the proposed research. The proposal also must present a cohesive conceptual rationale or framework for ten years of 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 December 3. 

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2012/nsf12501/nsf12501.htm

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Title: Disability and Rehabilitation Research Projects and Centers Program: Field Initiated Projects Program Research (ED-GRANTS-110512-002/CFDA 84.133G)

Sponsor: Department of Education (DOE)

Deadline: 12/3/2012

Amount: $200,000 

Description: The purpose of the Field Initiated (FI) Projects program is to develop methods, procedures, and rehabilitation technology that maximize the full inclusion and integration into society, employment, independent living, family support, and economic and social self-sufficiency of individuals with disabilities, especially individuals with the most severe disabilities. Another purpose of the FI Projects program is to improve the effectiveness of services authorized under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended. NIDRR makes two types of awards under the FI Projects program: Research grants (CFDA 84.133G-1) and development grants (CFDA 84.133G-2). 

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.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2012-11-05/pdf/2012-26929.pdf

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Title: Investigator Awards in Health Policy Research

Sponsor:  Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF)

Deadline: 12/3/2013

Amount: $335,000

Description/Eligibility: The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Investigator Awards in Health Policy Research program supports educational and other nonprofit institutions where highly qualified individuals propose to undertake broad studies of America’s most challenging policy issues in health and health care. Grants of up to $335,000 each are awarded to institutions to support Investigators from a variety of disciplines for innovative research projects that have national policy relevance.

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.

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://pweb1.rwjf.org/applications/solicited/cfp.jsp?ID=21413&cid=XEM_A6569

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Title: Disability and Rehabilitation Projects: National Data and Statistical Center for the Burn Model Systems (ED-GRANTS-110512-001/CFDA 84.133A-6)

Sponsor: Department of Education (DOE)

Deadline: 12/3/2012

Amount: $350,000

Description: The purpose of the Disability and Rehabilitation Research Projects and Centers Program is to plan and conduct research, demonstration projects, training, and related activities, including international activities, to develop methods, procedures, and rehabilitation technology that maximize the full inclusion and integration into society, employment, independent living, family support, and economic and social self-sufficiency of individuals with disabilities, especially individuals with the most severe disabilities, and to improve the effectiveness of services authorized under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended (Rehabilitation Act). This competition is to establish a national datacenter to house the data collected by NIDRR's Burn Model System grantees. This Center is responsible for working with these grantees to establish protocols and quality control mechanisms for support of grantee data collection efforts. 

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.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2012-11-05/pdf/2012-26939.pdf

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Title: Cyber-Enabled Sustainability Science and Engineering (CyberSEES) (NSF 13-500)

Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)

Deadline: 12/4/2012 (Letter of Intent); 1/15/2012 (Full Proposal)

Amount: $300,000/2yrs. - $1,200,000/4yrs.

Description: The Cyber-Enabled Sustainability Science and Engineering (CyberSEES) program aims to advance interdisciplinary research in which the science and engineering of sustainability are enabled by new advances in computing, and where computational innovation is grounded in the context of sustainability problems.

How to Apply: Submit Letter of Intent directly to sponsor. 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://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2013/nsf13500/nsf13500.htm#prep

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Title: Research Fellowship

Sponsor: Institute on Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault, UT Austin School of Social Work

Deadline: 12/7/2013

Amount: Unspecified

Description/Eligibility: The Institute on Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault at The University of Texas at Austin has established an innovative Research Fellows program to leverage faculty and student interest in building our knowledge around violent crimes such as domestic violence, sexual assault and/or human trafficking. Fellows will commit to one semester of collaborative work beginning in January 2013.

How to Apply: Apply directly to sponsor. Contact Laurie Cook Heffron (lcookheffron@austin.utexas.edu) for further information and application form.

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://www.utexas.edu/ssw/cswr/institutes/idvsa/

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Title: Autry Institute Research Fellowships

Sponsor: The Autry National Center (Los Angeles)

Deadline: 12/30/2012

Amount: $2,500 

Description: Various fellowships available to Ph.D. candidates, post-doctoral researchers, and independent scholars to use the Autry’s collections on the American West. The Autry National Center is a history museum dedicated to exploring and sharing the stories, experiences, and perceptions of the diverse peoples of the American West. Located in Griffith Park, the Autry’s collection of over 500,000 pieces of art and artifacts, which includes the collection of the Southwest Museum of the American Indian, is one of the largest and most significant in the United States. The Autry Institute includes two research libraries: the Braun Research Library and the Autry Library. 

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

More Info: http://theautry.org/research/fellowships

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Title: Computational Science Graduate Fellowship (CSGF)

Sponsor:  Department of Energy (DOE)

Deadline: 1/8/2013

Amount: $41,000 + tuition

Description: The DOE CSGF is open to U.S. citizens or permanent residents who are planning full-time, uninterrupted study toward a Ph.D. at an accredited U.S. university.  Senior undergraduate and first-year doctoral students (at the time of application) in engineering and in the physical, computer, mathematical or life sciences are eligible to apply. Fellowship support is available for four years and must be renewed annually.  Please note: Students in the second year of their doctoral studies (at the time of application) are no longer eligible.

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.krellinst.org/csgf/about-doe-csgf

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Title: Research Fellowships

Sponsor:  Harry Ransom Center

Deadline: 1/1/2013

Amount: $1,500-$3,000/mo.; $1,200-$1,700 travel stipends

Description: The Harry Ransom Center annually awards over 50 fellowships to support projects that require substantial on-site use of its collections. The fellowships support research in all areas of the humanities, including literature, photography, film, art, the performing arts, music, and cultural history.

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.hrc.utexas.edu/research/fellowships/application/

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Title: Development Innovation Ventures (DIV) (APS-OAA-12-000004)

Sponsor:  U.S. Agency For International Development (USAID)

Deadline: 2/8/2013 (Letter of Interest); Full Applications by Invitation Only

Amount: $100,000-$15,000,000

Description/Eligibility: The DIV Annual Program Statement (APS) requests applications for innovative solutions in all sectors that are expected to lead to transformative (as opposed to incremental) improvements to development outcomes that could ultimately scale across multiple developing countries and, ideally, multiple sectors in these countries. Innovative solutions can include new technologies and new service delivery practices or novel or more cost-effective variations on existing practices. Innovations are expected to eventually scale up through the private sector, the public sector, or a combination of the two in order to reach sustainability without DIV support. These ideas do not have to be technological solutions, but also new business models, new processes, or even novel combinations of tried and true techniques. We look for the solutions potential to scale big, to tens of millions of beneficiaries within ten 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 February 8.

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://idea.usaid.gov/sites/default/files/aps-oaa-12-000004%20div%20annual%20program%20statement.pdf

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Title: Albert J. Beveridge Grant for Research in the History of the Western Hemisphere

Sponsor:  American Historical Association

Deadline: 2/15/2013

Amount: $1,000

Description/Eligibility: The Association is pleased to announce the availability of modest grants to support research in the history of the Western hemisphere (United States, Canada, and Latin America). The grants are intended to further research in progress and may be used for travel to a library or archive, for microfilms, photographs, or photocopying (this list of purposes is meant to be merely illustrative, not exhaustive). Preference will be given to Ph.D. candidates and junior scholars. 

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.historians.org/prizes/BeveridgeGrantInfo.htm

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Title: Dan David Scholarships

Sponsor: Dan David Prize

Deadline: 3/15/2013

Amount: $15,000 

Description/Eligibility: Each year the Dan David Prize awards 20 scholarships to outstanding doctoral and postdoctoral students of exceptional promise in the chosen fields; 10 of these are awarded to students from universities all over the world (10 to Tel Aviv University students). Fields for the 2013 competition are: Past: classics, the modern legacy of the ancient world); Present: ideas, public intellectuals and contemporary philosophers; and Future: preventive medicine.

How to Apply: Anyone may nominate candidates through online nomination form at link below.

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://dandavidprize.org/scholarship-applications/application-form.html

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

Sponsor:  U.S. Agency For International Development (USAID)

Deadline: 3/25/2013

Amount: $2,000,000 

Description/Eligibility: The United States Agency for International Development (USAID), Office of American Schools and Hospitals Abroad (ASHA), is accepting funding applications from U.S. Organizations that assist schools, libraries and medical centers outside the United States to serve as study and demonstration centers for American ideas and practices.  

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://www07.grants.gov/search/search.do?&mode=VIEW&oppId=204133

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Title: N/A

Sponsor: Stavros Niarchos Foundation

Deadline: N/A

Amount: Varies

Description: The Stavros Niarchos Foundation makes grants to nonprofit organizations within four program areas: arts and culture, education, health and medicine, and social welfare. The foundation is particularly interested in education and cultural exchange with Greece.

How to Apply: Contact Melanie Morgan mmorgan@austin.utexas.edu to assess fit, reserve foundation with UT Development, and determine best approach. 

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://www.snf.org/index.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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