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COLA Grants Digest: December 18, 2012

posted: Mon, Dec 17, 2012

Announcement: Look for our next Grants Digest after the holday break on Tuesday, January 22, 2013. 

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Title: Moses and Mary Finley Research Fellowship

Sponsor: Darwin College Cambridge

Deadline: 1/7/2013

Amount: £17,169 - £17,635 per year; ~$10,639 - ~$10,908

Description/Eligibility: The Fellowship is available for research into economic, social or political history of any period. Preference will be given to those whose interests coincide with those of the late Sir Moses Finley. The Fellowship is intended for an outstanding researcher who is completing, or who has recently completed, their Ph.D. Degree. No candidate should have completed in total more than seven years of postgraduate research by October 1, 2013.

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

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://dcsa.dar.cam.ac.uk/content/moses-and-mary-finley-research-fellowship

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Title: Steven H. Sandell Grant Program for Scholars

Sponsor: Center for Retirement Research at Boston College

Deadline:  1/10/2013

Amount: $45,000

Description/Eligibility:  The Center for Retirement Research at Boston College (CRR) is soliciting proposals for the Steven H. Sandell Grant Program for Retirement Income and Disability Insurance research. The program’s purpose is to promote research by junior scholars and senior scholars entering the field. Topics include: (1) Social Security, retirement income and disability insurance; (2) macroeconomic analyses of Social Security; (3) wealth and retirement income; (4) program interactions; (5) international research; and (6) demographic research. Junior scholars within the first ten years of their academic career and tenured schools entering a new field are encouraged to submit a proposal. The Center welcomes applications from all academic disciplines. The PI and co-PI must be junior scholar(s) who are within the first 1-10 years of completing their Ph.D. or comparable professional certification and must be employed at an academic or research institution.

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 10.

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://crr.bc.edu/about-us/grant-programs/steven-h-sandell-grant-program-2/

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Title: Fellowship for Jewish Scholars and Writers

Sponsor: Posen Foundation

Deadline:  1/15/2013

Amount: $40,000

Description/Eligibility: Designed to provide early career support, the two-year fellowships include opportunities to participate in public engagement events and attend annual gatherings of noted academics and writers.  To be eligible for the 2013-15 class of fellows, fiction writers must be at work on a Jewish-themed novel or short story collection and should not yet have published their first book. Fiction Writing application materials may be submitted in English or Hebrew. Doctoral students should demonstrate a commitment to teaching and be in the process of writing their dissertations on subjects related to modern Jewish history and culture. Dissertation Fellowship application materials must be submitted in English.

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

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://posenfoundation.com/what-we-do/fellowships.php

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Title: Marine Geology and Geophysics (PD 98-1620)

Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)

Deadline: 1/18/2013

Amount:  Unspecified

Description/Eligibility: The Marine Geology and Geophysics program supports research on all aspects of geology and geophysics of the ocean basins and margins, as well as the Great Lakes. The Program includes: structure, tectonic evolution and volcanic activity of the ocean basins, the continental margins, the mid-ocean ridges, and island arc systems; processes controlling exchange of heat and chemical species between seawater and ocean rocks; genesis, chemistry, and mineralogic evolution of marine sediments; processes controlling deposition, erosion and transport of marine sediments; past ocean circulation patterns and climates and; interactions of continental and marine geologic processes.

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 18.

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=11726

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Title: ORISE Fellowship at Centers for Disease Control

Sponsor: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC); National Center for Environmental Health (NCEH)

Deadline: 1/18/2013

Amount:  $2,500/month for fulltime summer

Description/Eligibility: The Division of Laboratory Sciences (DLS) is seeking Summer ORISE Fellows to focus on public health issues related to the environment. Candidate will work on project associated with developing and applying new methods to characterize and quantitate biochemical markers that are relevant in environmental exposure and chronic diseases.

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

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://orise.orau.gov/cdc/applicants/default.html

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Title: Biological Oceanography (PD 98-1650)

Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)

Deadline: 1/18/2013

Amount: Unspecified

Description/Eligibility: The Biological Oceanography Program supports research in marine ecology broadly defined: relationships among aquatic organisms and their interactions with the environments of the oceans or Great Lakes. Projects submitted to the program for consideration are often interdisciplinary efforts.

How to Apply: 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 18.

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=11696

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Title: Dissertation Fellowship Awards

Sponsor: Center for Retirement Research at Boston College

Deadline: January 31, 2013

Amount: $28,000

Description/Eligibility: The Center for Retirement Research at Boston College is accepting proposals for the Dissertation Fellowship Program in Retirement Income and Disability Insurance Research. The program is funded by the U.S. Social Security Administration and provides funding opportunities for doctoral candidates to pursue cutting-edge research on retirement issues. Priority areas include: Social Security and disability insurance; macroeconomic analyses of Social Security; wealth and retirement income; program interactions; international research; Demographic 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://crr.bc.edu/about-us/grant-programs/dissertation-fellowship-program-2/

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Title: Sedimentary Geology and Paleobiology: Track 2 Proposals (NSF 12-608)

Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)

Deadline: 2/1/2013

Amount: Unspecified

Description/Eligibility: The track 2 proposal topic is Earth-Life Transitions (ELT): The goals of the ELT track are: 1) to address critical questions about Earth-Life interactions in deep-time through the synergistic activities of multi-disciplinary science and 2) to enable team-based interdisciplinary projects involving stratigraphy, sedimentology, paleontology, proxy development, calibration and application studies, geochronology, and climate modeling at appropriately resolved scales of time and space, to understand major linked events of environmental, climate and biotic change at a mechanistic level.

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 1.

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://www.nsf.gov/publications/pub_summ.jsp?ods_key=nsf12608

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Title: Open Society Fellowship

Sponsor: Open Society Foundations

Deadline:  2/1/2013

Amount: $80,000-$100,000

Description/Eligibility: A program of the Open Society Foundations, the Open Society Fellowship was founded in 2008 to support individuals pursuing innovative and unconventional approaches to fundamental open society challenges. The fellowship program seeks to fund work that will enrich public understanding of those challenges and stimulate far-reaching conversations within the Open Society Foundations and in the world. A fellowship project might identify a problem that has previously not been recognized, develop new policy ideas to address familiar problems, or offer a new advocacy strategy. Project themes should cut across at least two areas of interest to the Open Society Foundations. Among these are human rights, government transparency, access to information and to justice, and the promotion of civil society and social inclusion.

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

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://posenfoundation.com/what-we-do/fellowships.php

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Title: Dissertation Fellowships

Sponsor: Jack Kent Cooke Foundation

Deadline: 2/4/2013

Amount: $25,000

Description/Eligibility: The Jack Kent Cooke Dissertation Fellowship Award supports advanced doctoral students who are completing dissertations that further the understanding of the educational pathways and experiences of high-achieving, low-income students. We seek to provide funding for doctoral candidates whose work 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: Center for the United States and Cold War Fellowships and Travel Grants

Sponsor: New York University

Deadline: 2/15/2013

Amount: $45,000 + $2,000 per month (Post-doctoral Fellows); $25,000 + $2,000 per month (Dissertation Fellowship)

Description/Eligibility: The Center for the United States and the Cold War supports research on the Cold War at home and the ways in which this ideological and geopolitical conflict with the Soviet Union affected American politics, culture, and society. We will be offering a dissertation fellowship and a post-doctoral fellowship. Applicants for the dissertation fellowship must have passed their comprehensive examinations and expect to complete their dissertations within two years. The post-doctoral fellowship is designed for junior scholars who will have received the Ph.D. by August 31, 2013.

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.nyu.edu/library/bobst/research/tam/coldwar/fellowships.html

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Title: Dissertation Fellowships in Population, Reproductive Health and Economic Development

Sponsor: William and Flora Hewlett Foundation; International Institute for Education (IIE)

Deadline: 2/18/2013

Amount: $20,000

Description/Eligibility: The Institute of International Education is accepting applications for the Dissertation Fellowship in Population, Reproductive Health, and Economic Development. The fellowships will support dissertation research on topics that examine how population dynamics, family planning, and reproductive health influence economic development, including economic growth, poverty reduction, and equity. Dissertations that address population and development issues pertinent to the African continent are especially encouraged. The fellowship is intended for doctoral students enrolled in economics, economic demography, geography, and epidemiology, and address population and development issues in their dissertation topics. Students must have completed their graduate coursework by the start of the fellowship

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 10.

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://www.iie.org/en/Programs/Hewlett-IIE-Fellowship

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Title: Research Associate Programs

Sponsor: National Academies

Deadline: Varies

Amount: Varies

Description/Eligibility: The mission of the NRC Research Associateship Programs (RAP) is to promote excellence in scientific and technological research conducted by the U. S. government through the administration of programs offering graduate, postdoctoral, and senior level research opportunities at sponsoring federal laboratories and affiliated institutions. In these programs, prospective applicants select a research project or projects from among the large group of opportunities listed on this website.  Prior to completing an application, prospective applicants should contact the proposed Research Adviser to assure that funding will be available if NRC panels recommend their application. 

How to Apply: See announcement for your specific program and for a complete list of materials to be submitted with application.

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://sites.nationalacademies.org/PGA/RAP/PGA_050408; http://sites.nationalacademies.org/PGA/RAP/PGA_050408 (Graduate Opportunities); http://nrc58.nas.edu/RAPLab10/Opportunity/Programs.aspx (Postgraduate and senior level opportunities)

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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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