College of Liberal Arts

COLA Grants Digest: December 11, 2012

Tue, Dec 11, 2012

Announcement:

High Volume Submission Deadline: If you intend to submit a grant with a sponsor deadline in January 2013 the COLA Grants Office notification of December 3rd has passed. Expect delays in grants staff response time during this period. If you are not able to give sufficient advance notice of a grant proposal, we will work with you to obtain limited review from OSP. At this point, particularly during high-volume times of year, we can only facilitate your submission to the extent time allows.

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Title: Dear Colleague Letter: Stimulating Research Related to the Science of Broadening Participation

Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)

Description/Eligibility: Building on the previous investments of the Social, Behavioral and Economic Sciences Directorate (SBE) to stimulate research related to the Science of Broadening Participation (SBP), SBE and the Directorate for Education and Human Resources (EHR) are partnering to announce our joint interest in supporting the Science of Broadening Participation (SBP). The Science of Broadening Participation will employ the social, behavioral, economic and education sciences to inform approaches to increasing the access and involvement of underrepresented groups in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) and to strengthen our national STEM capabilities and competitive advantage. Ultimately, the SBP research is intended to inform STEM educators, STEM employers, and policy makers and provide the evidence needed for informed decisions and the design of programs and interventions. Scholars may submit SBR proposals to EHR or SBE directorates. See solicitation numbers NSF 13-515, 13-518, and 13-519 for details of each program area opportunities.

How to Apply: Contact your departmental Grants and Contracts Specialist or Kathy Thatcher (thatcher@austin.utexas.edu) three weeks before you intend to submit to the sponsor. 

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2013/nsf13020/nsf13020.jsp?WT.mc_id=USNSF_25&WT.mc_ev=click

See solicitation numbers NSF 13-515, 13-518, and 13-519 for details of each program.

http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2013/nsf13515/nsf13515.htm, http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=504747&org=EHR&from=home, and http://www.nsf.gov/publications/pub_summ.jsp?org=NSF&ods_key=nsf13519.

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Title: Developmental Behavioral Pediatrics Research Network (HRSA-13-72/CFDA 93.110)

Sponsor: Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA)

Deadline: 1/14/2013

Amount: $275,000

Description/Eligibility: The purpose of the Developmental Behavioral Pediatrics Research Network is to foster a national scientific and clinical research network that will promote and coordinate research activities in behavioral, psychosocial, and developmental aspects of pediatric care to improve clinical services and health outcomes for, but not limited to, children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and other developmental disabilities. The network infrastructure will support the design of multi-site, interdisciplinary research that focuses on the translation of research to practice; provide the mentoring environment in which to train a new generation of developmental behavioral pediatric researchers.

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: https://grants3.hrsa.gov/2010/Web2External/Interface/FundingCycle/ExternalView.aspx?&fCycleID=c9e45692-6b70-43be-b47e-8177353e085c&txtAction=View+Details&submitAction=Go&ViewMode=EU

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Title: Small Research Grant to Improve Health Care Quality through Health Information Technology (IT) (R03) (PAR-08-268)

Sponsor: National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Deadline: 1/25/2013

Amount: $100,000 (2 years)

Description/Eligibility: The purpose of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to support a wide variety of research designs in order to improve the quality, safety, effectiveness, and efficiency of health care through the implementation and use of health IT.  These designs include: small pilot and feasibility or self-contained health IT research projects; secondary data analysis of health IT research; and economic (prospective or retrospective) analyses of health IT implementation and use.  Through economic analyses estimates of health IT implementation and use costs and benefits will be generated.    

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 25.

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-08-268.html

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Title: Building Community and Capacity for Data-Intensive Research in the Social, Behavioral and Economic Sciences and in Education and Human Resources (BCC-SBE/HER) (NSF 13-519)

Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)

Deadline: 2/6/2013

Amount: ~$250,000

Description: As part of NSF's Cyberinfrastructure Framework for 21st Century Science and Engineering (CIF21) activity, the Directorate for Social, Behavioral, and Economic Sciences (SBE), the Directorate for Education and Human Resources (EHR), and the Office of Cyberinfrastructure seek to enable research communities to develop visions, teams, and capabilities dedicated to creating new, large-scale, next-generation data resources and relevant analytic techniques to advance fundamental research for the SBE and EHR areas of research. Successful proposals will outline activities that will have significant impacts across multiple fields by enabling new types of data-intensive research. Investigators should think broadly and create a vision that extends intellectually across multiple disciplines and that includes--but is not limited to--the SBE or EHR areas 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 February 6.

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2013/nsf13519/nsf13519.htm?WT.mc_id=USNSF_25&WT.mc_ev=click

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Title: Congressional Research Awards

Sponsor: Dirksen Congressional Center

Deadline: 2/8/2013

Amount: ~$3,000

Description/Eligibility: The Dirksen Congressional Center invites applications for grants to fund research on congressional leadership and the U.S. Congress. The competition is open to individuals with a serious interest in studying Congress. Political scientists, historians, biographers, scholars of public administration or American studies, and journalists are among those eligible. The Center encourages graduate students who have successfully defended their dissertation prospectus to apply and awards a significant portion of the funds for dissertation research. Applicants must be U.S. citizens who reside in the United States. 

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 8.

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://www.dirksencenter.org/print_grants_CRAs.htm

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Title: Research Coordination Networks (RCN) (NSF 13-520)

Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)

Deadline: 2/11/2013

Amount: $500,000-$750,000

Description/Eligibility: Support will be provided for groups of investigators to communicate and coordinate their efforts across disciplinary, organizational, institutional, geographical and/or international boundaries. The objectives are to facilitate open communication and exchange of information and resources, to integrate research, education, and/or cyberinfrastructure activities of scientists, educators, and engineers working independently on topics of common interest, to nurture a sense of community among young scientists, educators, and engineers, and to minimize isolation and maximize cooperation so as to eliminate unnecessary duplication of 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 February 11.

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2013/nsf13520/nsf13520.htm?WT.mc_id=USNSF_25&WT.mc_ev=click

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Title: Graduate Fellows

Sponsor: Property and Environment Research Center (PERC)

Deadline: 2/15/2013

Amount: $1,800 (monthly stipend) + travel reimbursement

Description/Eligibility: PERC'S fellowships for graduate students and law students offer the ideal opportunity for those who are interested in researching issues related to natural resources and the environment. Graduate fellows spend three months at PERC in Bozeman, Montana, researching and writing a paper under the supervision of a PERC senior fellow. While at PERC, fellows are required to present two workshops to outline, report on, and summarize their research findings. A paper of publishable quality is the expected result.

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

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://perc.org/fellowships/graduate-fellows

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Title: Ethics Education in Science and Engineering (NSF 11-514)

Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)

Deadline: 2/24/2013

Amount: $300,000

Description/Eligibility: The Ethics Education in Science and Engineering (EESE) program aims to deepen the understanding of ethical dilemmas in science and engineering, and provide cutting edge, effective research and educational materials to train the next generation of scientists and engineers. The EESE program accepts proposals for innovative research and educational projects to improve ethics education in all of the fields of science and engineering that NSF supports, including within interdisciplinary, inter-institutional and international contexts.

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 24.

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://www.nsf.gov/publications/pub_summ.jsp?ods_key=nsf11514

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Title: Literature Fellowships: Prose, FY 2014 (CFDA 45.024)

Sponsor: National Endowment for the Arts (NEA)

Deadline: 2/28/2013

Amount: $25,000

Description/Eligibility: The NEA Literature Fellowships program offers $25,000 grants in prose (fiction and creative nonfiction) and poetry to published creative writers that enable the recipients to set aside time for writing, research, travel, and general career advancement. The NEA Literature Fellowships program operates on a two-year cycle with fellowships in prose and poetry available in alternating years. For FY 2014, which is covered by these guidelines, fellowships in prose (fiction and creative nonfiction) are available.

How to Apply: Submit directly to sponsor. See website for list of materials to be submitted with the application.

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://www.arts.gov/grants/apply/Lit/index.html

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Title: Basic Research in the Science of Autonomy (ONRBAA13-001 /CFDA 12.300)

Sponsor: Department of Defense (DOD); Office of Naval Research (ONR)

Deadline: 3/11/2013

Amount: $150,000

Description/Eligibility: The Office of Naval Research (ONR) basic research programs in autonomy address critical multi-disciplinary fundamental challenges that cut across different scientific and engineering disciplines and system domains (air, sea, undersea, and ground systems) with a focus on problems with particular naval relevance. Five new basic research focus areas have been identified and are “Understanding Satisficing in Human, Animal, and Engineered Autonomous Systems for Fast Decision-making with Limited Data,” “Cognitively Compatible Semantic and Visual Representation of Autonomous System Perceptual Data for Effective Human/Machine Collaboration,” “Mental Simulation as a Unifying Framework for Perception, Cognition and Control in Autonomous Systems and Dexterous Robots,” “Structured Machine Learning for Scene Understanding,” and “Integrated Autonomy for Long Duration Operations”

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 11.

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://www07.grants.gov/search/search.do?&mode=VIEW&oppId=209993

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Title: NIDA Core Center of Excellence Grant Program (P30) (PAR-10-220)

Sponsor: National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Deadline: 8/25/2013 (Letter of Intent) 9/4/2013 (Full Proposal)

Amount: Varies

Description/Eligibility: National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) Core Center of Excellence Grants (P30) are intended to bring together investigators currently funded by NIH or other Federal or non-Federal sources, to enhance the effectiveness of existing research and also to extend the focus of research to drug abuse and addiction. It is expected that a Center will transform knowledge in the sciences it is studying. Incremental work should not be the focus of Center activities; rather, new and creative directions are required. A P30 should integrate and promote research in existing funded projects, to achieve new and creative directions. It is expected that individual core activities reflect a relationship to the integrating theme of the Center. The Center is expected to support the education, training, and mentoring of new investigators, and share findings, data and their resources. 

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 4.

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-10-220.html

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Title: Frances Fowler Wallace Memorial Award

Sponsor: Hogg Foundation for Mental Health

Deadline: Open

Amount: $1,500

Description/Eligibility: The Frances Fowler Wallace Memorial for Mental Health Dissertation Award provides partial support for doctoral students' dissertation research on "the cause, treatment, cure, and prevention of mental disease, mental illness, and mental disorders."  The award provides up to $1,500 for research-related expenses.

How to Apply: Submit directly to sponsor. See website for list of materials to be submitted with the application.

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://www.hogg.utexas.edu/rfp/wallace_award.html

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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. 

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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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