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COLA Grants Digest: November 27, 2012

posted: Tue, Nov 27, 2012

Announcement:

High Volume Submission Deadline: If you intend to submit a grant with a January 2013 deadlineplease notify the COLA Grants Office by December 3rd. Early notification helps us schedule time for a full review of your grant application during this very high-volume time for grant submissions.  

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Title: Developmental and Learning Sciences (DLS) (PD 08-1698)

Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)

Deadline: 12/3/2012

Amount: $100,000

Description: DLS supports fundamental research that increases our understanding of cognitive, linguistic, social, cultural, and biological processes related to children's and adolescents' development and learning.  Research supported by this program will add to our basic knowledge of how people learn and the underlying developmental processes that support learning, with the objective of leading to better educated children and adolescents who grow up to take productive roles as workers and as citizens. The program is accepting proposals for individual investigator projects (average total budget of approximately $100,000 per year) and workshops/ small conferences (average total one-time budget of approximately $15,000).

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/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=8671

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Title: Globalization and Socio-Environmental Systems

Sponsor: National Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center (SESYNC)

Deadline: 12/3/2012

Amount: Unspecified

Description: The goal of this call for proposals is to increase fundamental knowledge related to the interaction of social and environmental systems as they respond to globalization. This SESYNC Pursuit is designed to facilitate face-to-face engagement of researchers at the Center in Annapolis. Generally, Pursuits will last one to two years and will involve two to four meetings of approximately five days. The composition and number of participants in a Pursuit will depend on the skills, expertise, backgrounds, and time necessary to complete the proposed activities. We are flexible on the size of research teams (even single investigators are allowed) and the number of visits to work at SESYNC depending on the Pursuit. Participation by international researchers is encouraged. Additional resources and expertise, particularly in areas of data aggregation, computational science, and informatics, may be available through SESYNC. 

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://www.sesync.org/themes/globalization-and-socio%E2%80%93environmental-systems

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Title: DOE Scholars Program

Sponsor: Department of Energy (DOE)

Deadline: 1/4/2013

Amount: $650/wk. + travel

Description: The DOE Scholars Program introduces students or recent college graduates to DOE’s mission and operations. As a participant in the DOE Scholars Program, you will have a competitive edge for familiarizing yourself with DOE functions while showcasing your education, talent, and skills. Eligible disciplines: Engineering, physical sciences, environmental sciences, computer science and information technology, physics, business, policy, program management, mathematics, statistics, safety and health, accounting and finance, law, communications, and other related areas. U.S. citizens only; Undergraduate, graduate or post-graduate students may apply. 

How to Apply: Submit directly to sponsor.

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://orise.orau.gov/doescholars 

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Title: Advancing Women (APS-114-13-000001/CFDA 98.001)

Sponsor: Department of State, Georgia USAID-Tbilisi

Deadline: 1/11/2013

Amount: $2,988,347

Description: The United States Government, represented by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Mission in Georgia, invites innovative applications for financial assistance to advance women and girls’ political and economic empowerment in Georgia.  

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 11.

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://www07.grants.gov/search/search.do?&mode=VIEW&oppId=207733

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Title: Perception, Action & Cognition (PD 09-7252)

Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)

Deadline: 1/11/2013

Amount: Unspecified

Description: Supports research on perception, action and cognition. Emphasis is on research strongly grounded in theory. Central research topics for consideration by the Perception, Action, and Cognition panel include vision, audition, haptics, attention, memory, reasoning, written and spoken discourse, and motor control. The program encompasses a wide range of theoretical perspectives, such as symbolic computation, connectionism, ecological, nonlinear dynamics, and complex systems, and a variety of methodologies including both experimental studies and modeling. The PAC program is open to co-review of proposals submitted to other programs (e.g., Linguistics, Developmental and Learning Sciences, Cognitive Neuroscience, etc).

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 11.

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=5686

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Title: Research on Children in Military Families: The Impact of Parental Military Deployment and Reintegration on Child and Family Functioning (R01) (PA-11-200)

Sponsor: National Institutes of Health (NIH), Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS)

Deadline: 1/15/2013

Amount: $250,000/yr., 1-5 yrs.

Description: The purpose of this FOA is to encourage interdisciplinary studies on the impact of parental military deployment, combat-related stress, and reintegration with the family on child social and affective development outcomes as well as on family functioning.  Longitudinal prospective studies with diverse samples would address important gaps in the literature and are highly encouraged.  Descriptive studies addressing the particular concerns of early childhood, middle childhood and adolescence are also encouraged.

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-11-200.html

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Title: Jacobs Research Funds

Sponsor: Whatcom Museum

Deadline: 1/25/2013

Amount: $3,000-$9,000

Description: The Jacobs Research Funds, hosted by the Whatcom Museum in Bellingham, Washington, provides grants for anthropological and linguistic research working with Native American (First Nations) peoples. Grants are given for work on problems in language, social organization, political organization, religion, mythology, music, other arts, psychology and folk science. Priority is given to research on the Pacific Northwest (the Pacific Coast from Northern California to Alaska and the Columbia Plateau in British Columbia, Washington, Oregon and Idaho). However, research on other areas in Canada, the continental United States, Alaska, Mexico, Central America and South America will be funded if possible.

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 January 25. 

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://depts.washington.edu/jacobsf/

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Title: Request for Research Proposals

Sponsor: Earthwatch Institute

Deadline: 1/27/2013

Amount: $17,000-$51,000

Description: Earthwatch's proposal review processes are guided by our mission to engage people worldwide in scientific field research and education to promote the understanding and action necessary for a sustainable environment. Accordingly, and in order to build long-term legacies through the scientific research we support, we have undertaken a strategic review of our program structure and developed four Research Areas (RAs): Ecosystem Services, Climate Change, Oceans, and Cultural Heritage. Earthwatch will only consider projects that have a strong rationale for requiring involvement of non-specialists (Earthwatch volunteers) in data collection, scientific observation, or a variety of research tasks.

How to Apply: Submit Concept Note directly to sponsor. If you are invited to submit a full proposal, contact your departmental Grants and Contracts Specialist or Melanie Morgan (mmorgan@austin.utexas.edu) immediately.

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://www.earthwatch.org/aboutus/research/scientistopps/reqresprop

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Title: Integrated NSF Support Promoting Interdisciplinary Research and Education (INSPIRE) (NSF 13-518)

Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)

Deadline: 1/30/2013

Amount: $3,000,000/5yrs.

Description: The INSPIRE awards program was established to address some of the most complicated and pressing scientific problems that lie at the intersection of traditional disciplines. It is intended to encourage investigators to submit bold, exceptional proposals that some may consider to be at a disadvantage in a standard NSF review process; it is not intended for proposals that are more appropriate for existing award mechanisms. INSPIRE is open to interdisciplinary proposals on any NSF-supported topic, submitted by invitation only after a preliminary inquiry process initiated by submission of a required Letter of Intent. 

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 30.

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2013/nsf13518/nsf13518.htm?WT.mc_id=USNSF_25&WT.mc_ev=click

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Title: Increasing Community Awareness and Use of Environmental Information through Education and Outreach (EPA-OEI-EAD-2012-001/CFDA 66.612)

Sponsor: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

Deadline: 2/8/2013

Amount: $200,000

Description: This notice announces the availability of funds and solicits proposals for projects that will provide key audiences with an opportunity to attain a greater understanding of Toxics Release Inventory (TRI) data and other related toxic chemical information. This announcement is consistent with the purpose of TRI as stated in the Emergency Planning and Community Right to Know Act (EPCRA) 42 U.S.C. 11023 which is to provide the public and local governments with information concerning potential chemical hazards present in their communities. EPA believes that an important way to promote greater awareness, understanding and use of the TRI data and other related information is to provide financial assistance for a project to increase awareness of that information among new audiences and through new avenues. 

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://www.epa.gov/tri/rfp/index.html

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Title: BIAAS Grant Program

Sponsor: Botstiber Institute for Austrian-American Studies (BIAAS)

Deadline: 2/22/2013

Amount: $25,000 

Description: BIAAS seeks grant proposals for projects aimed at promoting an understanding of the historic relationship between the United States and Austria in the fields of history, politics, economics and law. Grant proposals that further the Institute’s mission will also be accepted in the fields of literature, poetry, music and translations. Grants may include support for related lectures, seminars, workshops, conferences, and documentaries. Grants for salary replacement will not be considered.

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 February 22.

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://www.botstiber.org/austrian/grantsguidelines.html

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Title: Office of Science Financial Assistance Program (DE-FOA-0000768/CFDA 81.049)

Sponsor: Department of Energy (DOE), Office of Science

Deadline: 9/9/2013

Amount: Open ($400,000,000 avail. for 200-350 new awards)

Description: The Office of Science of the Department of Energy hereby announces its continuing interest in receiving grant applications for support of work in the following program areas: Advanced Scientific Computing Research, Basic Energy Sciences, Biological and Environmental Research, Fusion Energy Sciences, High Energy Physics, Nuclear Physics, and Workforce Development for Teachers and Scientists.

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 September 9.

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://science.doe.gov/grants/pdf/SC_FOA_0000768.pdf

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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/

 

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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