College of Liberal Arts

COLA Grants Digest: January 22, 2013

Tue, Jan 22, 2013

Register Now for Upcoming Workshops:

Grant Budgeting Workshop Series, Part 1: General Principles of Grant Budgeting

Date: 2/21/13

Time: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Location: Gebauer Third Floor Conference Room (GEB 3.212)

RSVP by: February 19, 2012 to thatcher@austin.utexas.edu

Sponsored by College of Liberal Arts Grants Office

Presented by: Kathy Thatcher, Sr. Grants and Contracts Specialist, CRA

The College of Liberal Arts Research Office is hosting a budget preparation workshop series in February and March 2013. These workshops are for faculty members who are interested in learning the principles, and procedures for developing a grant budget.  In addition to budget development we will discuss direct costs, indirect costs, cost sharing, and some differences in budget requirements for multiple sponsors. Part 1 of this two-part workshop series will introduce you to the general concepts, principles, and procedures needed to develop a grant budget that will pass UT Austin’s Office of Sponsored Projects review. We will discuss direct costs, indirect costs, cost sharing, and more.  Bring your computer or paper and a calculator to practice budget preparation. 

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Grant Budgeting Workshop Series, Part 2: Hands-on Grant Budget Preparation

Date: 3/21/13

Time: 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Location: Gebauer Fourth Floor Conference Room (GEB 4.214)

RSVP by: March 19, 2012 to thatcher@austin.utexas.edu

Sponsored by the College of Liberal Arts Grants Office

Presented by: Kathy Thatcher, Sr. Grants and Contracts Specialist, CRA

The College of Liberal Arts Research Office is hosting a budget preparation workshop series in February and March 2013. These workshops are for faculty members who are interested in learning the principles, and procedures for developing a grant budget.  In addition to budget development we will discuss direct costs, indirect costs, cost sharing, and some differences in budget requirements for multiple sponsors. Part 2 of this two-part workshop series will focus on using the information presented in Part 1: General Principles of Grant Budgeting to create a grant budget. You will create a draft budget for a proposal you are working on. If you do not have a current project ready for budget preparation, materials will be provided that you may use to practice creating a grant budget. You must attend Part 1 to participate in Part 2.

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Title: Community Stories Grants Program (formerly the California Story Fund)

Sponsor: Cal Humanities

Deadline: 1/24/13 (Intent to Apply)

Amount: $10,000 (1:1 matching required)

Description/Eligibility: Community Stories funds projects that focus on the collection and sharing of real stories of California’s communities. Projects must involve a California-based non-profit collaborator, at least one humanities expert as an advisor, use the methods of analysis that inform the humanities as well as community-based research, and produce work that is publicly accessible. Application eligibility is limited to California-based nonprofit organizations or local/state public agencies or institutions. Grant awards range up to $10,000 and a cash or in-kind match is required.

How to Apply: Contact your departmental Grants and Contracts Specialist or Melanie Morgan (mmorgan@austin.utexas.edu) and return Proposal Review form by January 24.

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://calhum.org/grants/community-stories-grant

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Title: Laura Shannon Prize in Contemporary European Studies

Sponsor: Nanovic Institute for European Studies

Deadline: 1/25/13

Amount: $10,000

Description/Eligibility: The Laura Shannon Prize is awarded annually to the author of the best book in European studies that transcends a focus on any one country, state, or people to stimulate new ways of thinking about contemporary Europe as a whole. Nominations for the Humanities cycle—which includes Philosophy, Theology, Cultural Studies, Modern Languages and Literatures, and the Arts—are now open.

How to Apply: Submit nominations directly to sponsor.

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://nanovic.nd.edu/shannon-prize/

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Title: Request for Proposals for International Labor Programs (DRLA-DRLAQM-12-086, CFDA 19.345)

Sponsor: Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor (DRL)

Deadline: 1/25/13

Amount: $500,000

Description/Eligibility: The Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor (DRL) announces a Request for Proposals from organizations interested in submitting proposals for projects that promote democracy, human rights, and rule of law in the Lower Mekong, Vietnam, Malaysia, Bangladesh, Colombia, and South-South Cooperation. 

How to Apply: Contact your departmental Grants and Contracts Specialist or Kathy Thatcher (thatcher@austin.utexas.edu) and return Proposal Review form by January 25. 

Full Announcement/Contacts: https://www.grantsolutions.gov/gs/preaward/previewPublicAnnouncement.do?id=16208

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Title: Dissemination and Implementation Research in Health (R21) (PAR-13-054)

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

Deadline: 1/25/13

Amount: $275,000/2yrs.

Description/Eligibility: This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) encourages investigators to submit research grant applications that will identify, develop, evaluate and refine effective and efficient methods, systems, infrastructures, and strategies to disseminate and implement research-tested health behavior change interventions, evidence-based prevention, early detection, diagnostic, treatment and management, and quality of life improvement services, and data monitoring and surveillance reporting tools into public health and clinical practice settings that focus on patient outcomes.  

How to Apply: Contact your departmental Grants and Contracts Specialist or Kathy Thatcher (thatcher@austin.utexas.edu) and return Proposal Review form by January 25. NOTE: Additional application deadlines in summer and fall.

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-13-054.html _______________________________________________________________________

Title: Dissemination and Implementation Research in Health (R03) (PAR-13-056)

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

Deadline: 1/25/13

Amount: $100,000/2yrs.

Description/Eligibility: This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) encourages investigators to submit research grant applications that will identify, develop, evaluate and refine effective and efficient methods, systems, infrastructures, and strategies to disseminate and implement research-tested health behavior change interventions, evidence-based prevention, early detection, diagnostic, treatment and management, and quality of life improvement services, and data monitoring and surveillance reporting tools into public health and clinical practice settings that focus on patient outcomes.  

How to Apply: Contact your departmental Grants and Contracts Specialist or Kathy Thatcher (thatcher@austin.utexas.edu) and return Proposal Review form by January 25. NOTE: Additional application deadlines in summer and fall.

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-13-056.html _______________________________________________________________________

Title: Gender-Based Violence Emergency Response and Prevention Initiative (DRLA-DRLAQM-13-009, CFDA 19.345)

Sponsor: Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor (DRL), Secretary’s Office on Global Women’s Issues (S/GWI)

Deadline: 1/25/13

Amount: $500,000 

Description/Eligibility: DRL and S/GWI invite organizations to submit proposals to manage the Gender-Based Violence (GBV) Emergency Response and Prevention Initiative to provide emergency response mechanisms for survivors of gender-based violence, as well as those under credible threat of imminent attack due to their gender. This Initiative would primarily provide emergency assistance and protection for survivors of gender-based violence, including harmful traditional practices. Please see Request for Proposals for more information. 

How to Apply: Contact your departmental Grants and Contracts Specialist or Kathy Thatcher (thatcher@austin.utexas.edu) and return Proposal Review form by January 25. 

Full Announcement/Contacts: https://www.grantsolutions.gov/gs/preaward/previewPublicAnnouncement.do?id=16194

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Title: Dell Social Innovation Challenge

Sponsor: RGK Center for Philanthropic and Community Service, LBJ School for Public Affairs

Deadline: 1/28/13

Amount: $2,500-$60,000

Description/Eligibility: The Dell Social Innovation Challenge identifies and supports promising young social innovators who dedicate themselves to solving the world's most pressing problems with their transformative ideas. We provide university students with world-class teaching and training, as well as with start-up capital and access to a network of mentors and advisors. The competition is open to ALL university students in the world–-it doesn’t matter what school you attend or what you’re studying. And you don’t need a venture plan to enter. Everything from early-stage ideas to mature projects that are up and running can compete to win. Your innovation project could be vested in starting a nonprofit organization, a for-profit business, a campaign, community volunteerism, university club or even other informal or formal operations.

How to Apply: Complete online profile by January 28. 

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://www.dellchallenge.org/

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Title: Public Diplomacy Proposals – Guatemala (USEMBGUA-13-GR-001-WHA-011013)

Sponsor: U.S. Embassy in Guatemala

Deadline: 1/30/13

Amount: $10,000-$25,000 

Description/Eligibility: The Embassy of the United States of America in Guatemala’s Public Affairs Section (PAS) invites interested individuals and non-profit organizations from Guatemala and the United States to submit proposals for projects requesting funding. A panel comprised of Embassy staff members will review each complete proposal received before the deadline of midnight, Wednesday, February 20, 2013 and select five to eight proposals for funding. At least one, but no more than three, of the selected proposals will be from individuals or organizations who have never received U.S. Government funding. Proposals should fit under one of four main themes: 1) Supporting the rule of law and citizen security 2) Encouraging economic growth and sustainable environmental practices 3) Improving health and education 4) Increasing mutual understanding between the United States and Guatemala.

How to Apply: Contact your departmental Grants and Contracts Specialist or Kathy Thatcher (thatcher@austin.utexas.edu) and return Proposal Review form by January 30.

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://www07.grants.gov/search/search.do?&mode=VIEW&oppId=214893, http://guatemala.usembassy.gov/ 

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Title: Dissertation Proposal Development Fellowship (DPDF): Student Fellowship Competition

Sponsor: Social Sciences Research Council (SSRC)

Deadline: 1/31/13

Amount: $5,000

Description/Eligibility: The Dissertation Proposal Development Fellowship (DPDF) Program, which supports mid-stage graduate students in the humanities and social sciences, is now accepting applications for the 2013 fellowship cycle.  This year’s program contains the following research fields, led by senior faculty spanning a variety of disciplines: Critical Approaches to Human Rights, led by Amy Ross (Geography, University of Georgia) and Chandra Sriram (Law, University of London, School of Oriental and African Studies); Global Commodity Studies, led by Judith Carney (Geography, University of California, Los Angeles) and Paul Gootenberg (History, State University of New York-Stony Brook); Mobility, Empowerment, and Precarity in African Migration, (International Field) led by Loren Landau (Political Science and Sociology, University of Witwatersrand, Johannesburg) and Stephen Lubkemann (Anthropology and International Affairs, George Washington University); Postcolonial Identities and Decolonial Struggles: Creolization and Colored Cosmopolitanisms, (International Field) led by Gurminder K. Bhambra (Sociology, University of Warwick) and Nico Slate (History, Carnegie Mellon University); Public Finance and Society: The New Historical Fiscal Sociology, led by Isaac Martin (Sociology, University of California, San Diego) and Ajay K. Mehrotra (Law and History, Indiana University Bloomington)

How to Apply: Submit directly to sponsor.

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

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Title: Sports United: International Sports Programming Initiative (ISPI) (ECA/PE/C/SU-13-15, CFDA 19.415)

Sponsor: U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs

Deadline: 2/1/13

Amount: $130,000-$225,000

Description/Eligibility: Eligible organizations may submit proposals for projects designed to reach out to youth and promote mutual understanding by increasing the professional capacity of those who design and manage youth sports programs in select countries in Africa, East Asia and the Pacific, the Near East and North Africa, South and Central Asia, Europe and Eurasia, and the Western Hemisphere.  The focus of all programs must be on 2 reaching out to both male and female youth ages 7-17 and/or their coaches/administrators. Programs designed to train elite athletes or coaches will not be considered.  Eligible countries and territories are listed in the grant solicitation (link below). 

How to Apply: Contact your departmental Grants and Contracts Specialist or Kathy Thatcher (thatcher@austin.utexas.edu) and return Proposal Review form by February 1. 

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://eca.state.gov/files/bureau/rfgp_sportsunited_-_international_sports_programming_initiative.pdf

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Title: Native Lab Fellowship

Sponsor: Sundance Institute’s Natvie American and Indigenous Program

Deadline: 2/1/13

Amount: n/a 

Description/Eligibility:  Sundance Institute's Native American and Indigenous Program has created a Fellowship to provide direct support to emerging Native American, Native Hawaiian, and Alaskan Native film artists working in the U.S. The Fellowship is a two-stage development opportunity for filmmakers with short film scripts. The first stage of development is an intensive 5-day workshop, held May 20th  - 24th, 2013. During the workshop, Fellows received intensive feedback on their projects from established screenwriters and directors. 

How to Apply: Submit directly to sponsor.

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://www.sundance.org/programs/native-lab-fellowship/

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Title: Signature Employment Grants Program

Sponsor: Kessler Foundation

Deadline: 2/1/13

Amount: $500,000/2yrs.

Description/Eligibility: The program awards grants nationally to fund new pilot initiatives, demonstration projects, and social ventures that lead to the generation of new ideas to solve the high unemployment and underemployment of individuals with disabilities. Preference is given to interventions that overcome specific employment barriers related to long-term dependence on public assistance, advance competitive employment in a cost-effective manner, or launch a social enterprise or individual entrepreneurship project. 

How to Apply: Submit Online Concept Application directly to sponsor. Notify your departmental Grants and Contracts Specialist or submit Proposal Review Form to Melanie Morgan (mmorgan@austin.utexas.edu) if you are invited to submit a full proposal.

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://kesslerfoundation.org/grantprograms/signatureemploymentgrants.php

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Title: Miller Center National Fellowships and Immigration Policy Fellowship

Sponsor: Miller Center at the University of Virginia

Deadline: 2/1/13

Amount: $20,000

Description/Eligibility: The Miller Center at the University of Virginia is now accepting applications for the 2013-2014 National Fellowship Program. The Miller Center National Fellowship funds scholars completing dissertations that employ history to shed light on American politics, public policy, foreign relations, the impact of global affairs on the United States, or media and politics. This year, the Miller Center is excited to offer for the first time an Immigration Policy Fellowship, awarded to a graduate student whose studies and dissertation are breaking new ground on the subject of immigration.

How to Apply: Submit directly to sponsor. 

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://millercenter.org/academic/dgs/fellowship

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Title: Education, Training and Enhanced Services to End Violence Against and Abuse of Women with Disabilities Grant Program (OVW-2013-3398, CFDA 16.529)

Sponsor: Office on Violence Against Women (OVW)

Deadline: 2/5/13

Amount: $600,000

Description/Eligibility: The goal of the Disability Grant Program is to create sustainable change within and between organizations that result in accessible, safe and effective services for individuals with disabilities and deaf individuals who are victims of sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking and accountability for perpetrators of such crimes. Disability Grant Program funds will be used to establish and strengthen multidisciplinary collaborative relationships; increase organizational capacity to provide accessible, safe, and effective services to individuals with disabilities and deaf individuals who are victims of violence and abuse; and identify needs within the grantee’s organization and/or service area, and develop a plan to address those identified needs that builds a strong foundation for future work.

How to Apply: Contact your departmental Grants and Contracts Specialist or Kathy Thatcher (thatcher@austin.utexas.edu) and return Proposal Review form by February 5.

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://www.ovw.usdoj.gov/docs/disability-grant-prog-fy13.pdf

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Title: Great Lakes Habitat Restoration Program Project Grants under the U.S. Great Lakes Restoration Initiative in Areas of Concern (NOAA-NMFS-HCPO-2013-2003606, CFDA 11.463)

Sponsor: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)

Deadline: 2/6/13

Amount: $50,000-$4,000,000 

Description/Eligibility: The principal objective of these grants is to provide federal financial and technical assistance to "ready-to-go" projects in U.S. Great Lakes Areas of Concern that meet NOAA's mission to restore coastal habitats and that support the Great Lakes Regional Collaboration Strategy. Successful applications  should provide information on how when implemented the project will: (1) contribute to the delisting of fish and wildlife related beneficial use impairments in Great Lakes Areas of Concern; (2) yield significant ecological benefits especially benefits that will be robust to potential climate change impacts to the region; (3) are shovel-ready; (4) document community benefits such as improved opportunities for recreation, park use, or other tangible community benefits; and (5) demonstrate collaboration. 

How to Apply: Contact your departmental Grants and Contracts Specialist or Kathy Thatcher (thatcher@austin.utexas.edu) and return Proposal Review form by February 6.

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://www07.grants.gov/search/search.do?&mode=VIEW&oppId=213754

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Title: Adult Literacy Grants

Sponsor: Dollar General Literacy Foundation

Deadline: 2/7/13

Amount: $15,000

Description/Eligibility: Dollar General Literacy Foundation Adult Literacy Grants award funding to nonprofit organizations that provide direct service to adults in need of literacy assistance. Organizations must provide help in one of the following instructional areas: Adult Basic Education, General Education Diploma Preparation, English Language Acquisition.

How to Apply: Contact your departmental Grants and Contracts Specialist or Melanie Morgan (mmorgan@austin.utexas.edu) and return Proposal Review form by February 7.

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://www2.dollargeneral.com/dgliteracy/Pages/adult_grants.aspx

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Title: Program for Research and Training on Eastern Europe and the Independent States of the Former Soviet Union (Title VIII) (EE-ERT-13-001, CFDA 19.300)

Sponsor: Bureau of Intelligence and Research

Deadline: 2/7/13

Amount: $100,000-$1,250,000

Description/Eligibility: Congress determined that independently verified factual knowledge about the countries of Eastern Europe and Eurasia is critical to the national security of the United States, the furtherance of its national interests in the conduct of foreign relations, and the prudent management of its domestic affairs. Congress further concluded that providing a stable and dedicated source of financial support for Title VIII functions supplementing other Federal, State, local, regional, and private sector funding is critical to maintaining this important research and training on a long-term, national scale. The development and maintenance of U.S. expertise on these regions depends upon a national capability for advanced research by highly trained specialists with in-country experience. These specialists are a national resource available for service in and out of Government. In order to guarantee the existence of that knowledge and the capability to sustain it, certain essential functions are necessary, including: a. graduate training; b. advanced research; c. public dissemination of research data, methods, and findings; d. contact and collaboration among Government and private specialists; and e. American specialists’ firsthand experience of the countries of Eastern Europe and Eurasia, including on-site advanced training and research to the extent practicable.

How to Apply: Contact your departmental Grants and Contracts Specialist or Kathy Thatcher (thatcher@austin.utexas.edu) and return Proposal Review form by February 7.

Full Announcement/Contacts: https://www.grantsolutions.gov/gs/preaward/previewPublicAnnouncement.do?id=16201

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Title: Bridging the Gap Between Cancer Mechanism and Population Science (U01) (PAR-13-081)

Sponsor: National Institutes of Health

Deadline: 2/8/13 (Letter of Intent), 2/15/13 (Proposal)

Amount: $250,000-$450,000/yr 

Description/Eligibility: The purpose of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to encourage applications for projects that bridge biological mechanism to population level scales. By incorporating insights and data from one end of the cancer research spectrum into the framework of the other, projects should be able to cross-validate data gathered at different scales, and explore links between basic biology, population science, and potential health applications in treatment, prevention, diagnosis, and/or screening.  Proposed projects should pose a challenging cancer research question that can be addressed by connecting these two ends of the research spectrum that would be difficult to address or explain through biological or epidemiological investigation alone. Only a single cohesive project integrating aspects from these two areas is allowed in each application.

How to Apply: Submit Letter of Intent directly to sponsor by February 8. Contact your departmental Grants and Contracts Specialist or Kathy Thatcher (thatcher@austin.utexas.edu) and return Proposal Review form by February 15.

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-13-081.html

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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: Drug Discovery for Nervous System Disorders (R01) (PAR-13-048)

Sponsor: National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Deadline: 2/12/13

Amount: Unspecified

Description/Eligibility: This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) encourages research grant applications directed toward the discovery and preclinical testing of novel compounds for the prevention and treatment of nervous system disorders.  

How to Apply: Contact your departmental Grants and Contracts Specialist or Kathy Thatcher (thatcher@austin.utexas.edu) and return Proposal Review form by February 12.

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-13-048.html

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Title: ACM History Fellowship

Sponsor: Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)

Deadline: 2/13/13

Amount: $4,000

Description/Eligibility: ACM will support research projects related to ACM's professional and educational activities and/or to ACM's rich institutional history including its organization, publications, SIG activities, and conferences. They may also consider support for wider synthetic projects, analyzing existing research on ACM and outlining themes to illuminate ACM's nearly seven-decade history. ACM will support up to four projects. Successful candidates may be of any rank, from graduate students through senior researchers. All awardees must be willing to present their work to a two-day ACM History Committee-sponsored workshop, to be held during the spring or early summer of 2014. Workshop travel, lodging, and meals will be paid by ACM History Committee, in addition to this project award.

How to Apply: Submit directly to sponsor.

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://history.acm.org/public/public_documents/acm_history_fellowship_announce_2013.php

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Title: Art Works, FY 2013 (2013NEA01AW1, CFDA 45.024)

Sponsor: National Endowment for the Arts (NEA)

Deadline: 2/14/13

Amount: $100,000

Description/Eligibility: The guiding principle of "Art Works" is at the center of everything we do at the NEA. "Art Works" refers to three things: the works of art themselves, the ways art works on audiences, and the fact that art is work for the artists and arts professionals who make up the field. We recognize that arts and design organizations are often in the forefront of innovation in their work and strongly encourage innovative projects which are characterized as those that: 1) Are likely to prove transformative with the potential for meaningful change, whether in the development or enhancement of new or existing art forms, new approaches to the creation or presentation of art, or new ways of engaging the public with art; 2) Are distinctive, offering fresh insights and new value for their fields and/or the public through unconventional solutions; and 3) Have the potential to be shared and/or emulated, or are likely to lead to other advances in the field.

How to Apply: Contact Kathy Thatcher (thatcher@austin.utexas.edu) in the COLA Office of Research and return Proposal Review Form by February 14. 

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://www.arts.gov/grants/apply/index.html NOTE: Select your program from this page to access its Art Works solicitation. The following programs do not offer spring Art Works deadlines: Dance, Research.

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Title: Global Connections

Sponsor: Theatre Communications Group, Andrew W. Mellon Foundation

Deadline: 2/18/13

Amount: $5,000-$10,000

Description/Eligibility: The Global Connections program was designed by TCG and is funded by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. US-based theatre organizations and individual artists may apply to one of the two initiatives of this new program: 1) Global Connections—On the Road: This initiative will award 12 grants of up to $5000 each to foster new relationships with international colleagues that will inspire each other’s work and aesthetics by creating opportunities for cultural exchange. 2) Global Connections—In the Lab: This initiative will award six grants of $10,000 each to further pre-existing international collaborations by supporting residencies that either advance the development of a piece or explore elements leading up to a full production.

How to Apply: Contact Melanie Morgan (mmorgan@austin.utexas.edu) in the COLA Office of Research and return Proposal Review Form by February 18. 

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://www.tcg.org/grants/global_connections/globalcon_index.cfm

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Title: Agriculture and Food Research Initiative (AFRI): NIFA Fellowship Grant Program (USDA-NIFA-AFRI-004031, CFDA 10.310)

Sponsor: U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA), Agriculture and Food Research Initiative (AFRI)

Deadline: 2/20/13

Amount: Unspecified

Description/Eligibility: The FY 2013 AFRI NIFA Fellowship Request for Applications  focuses on developing the next generation of research, education, and extension professionals in the food and agricultural sciences who will lead agriculture into the future by solving current and future challenges facing our society. The AFRI NIFA Fellowships Grant Program targets talented, highly-motivated doctoral candidates and postdoctoral trainees that demonstrate remarkable promise and the potential to become gifted education, extension, and research professionals in the United States. The Program seeks to develop the technical and academic competence of doctoral candidates and the research independence and teaching competencies of postdoctoral students in the food, forestry and agricultural sciences, which are within NIFA’s challenge areas, through well-developed and highly interactive mentoring and training activities.

How to Apply: Contact your departmental Grants and Contracts Specialist or return completed Proposal Review Form to Kathy Thatcher (thatcher@austin.utexas.edu) by February 20.

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://www.russellsage.org/research/social-inequality/request-proposals

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Title: Aligning Forces for Quality (AF4Q) Games to Generate Data Challenge

Sponsor: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

Deadline: 2/22/13

Amount: $25,000-$100,000 

Description/Eligibility: : This is the second challenge in a series of innovation challenges sponsored by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Aligning Forces for Quality (AF4Q) Initiative. In the first challenge, titled “Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Aligning Forces Challenge”, RWJF asked developers to create applications that help patients access better health care using publicly available inpatient and outpatient measures of health care quality from the Aligning Forces program. RWJF is sponsoring another challenge that uses gaming and gamification concepts to generate health data that can be incorporated into the Aligning Forces data set. Gamification has been an increasingly hot topic in the health space, but seldom have games been used for the express purpose of creating data to improve the health and the quality of care in a community (big or small).

How to Apply: Submit directly to sponsor.

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://www.health2con.com/devchallenge/robert-wood-johnson-foundation-aligning-forces-games-to-generate-data-challenge/

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Title: The Politics of Inequality

Sponsor: Russell Sage Foundation

Deadline: 3/1/13 (Letters of Interest), 3/11/13 (Invited Proposals)

Amount: $150,000 

Description/Eligibility: The Russell Sage Foundation is interested in supporting research that examines the performance of the U.S. political system during the recent period of rising inequality – both in order to clarify and track the distributional impact of legislation and other governmental actions, and to improve our understanding of the ways in which rising inequality has influenced the political process and the policies it has produced. The Foundation will entertain proposals for research broadly related to any of the foregoing questions about the politics of inequality. We anticipate that research may involve a variety of methods: the analysis of national data sets, the exploration of administrative data, case studies of particular political processes or episodes employing interviews or small scale surveys.  

How to Apply: Submit Letter of Interest directly to sponsor. Contact your departmental Grants and Contracts Specialist or return completed Proposal Review Form to Melanie Morgan (mmorgan@austin.utexas.edu) by March 11.

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://www.russellsage.org/research/social-inequality/request-proposals

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Title: Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Awards for Individual Predoctoral MD/PhD and other Dual Degree Fellows (Parent F30) (PA-11-110)

Sponsor: National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Deadline: 3/11/13

Amount: $21,180/yr. stipend + tuition and institutional allowance, up to 6 yrs.

Description/Eligibility: The purpose of the Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Awards (Kirschstein-NRSA) is to provide support to individuals for combined MD/PhD and other dual doctoral degree training (e.g. DO/PhD, DDS/PhD, AuD/PhD). The participating Institutes award this Kirschstein-NRSA individual fellowship (F30) to qualified applicants with the potential to become productive, independent, highly trained physician-scientists and other clinician-scientists, including patient-oriented researchers in their scientific mission areas. This funding opportunity supports individual predoctoral F30 fellowships with the expectation that these training opportunities will increase the number of future investigators with both clinical knowledge and skills in basic, translational or clinical research.

How to Apply: Contact your departmental Grants and Contracts Specialist or (Kathy Thatcher thatcher@austin.utexas.edu) and return Proposal Review form by March 11.

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-11-110.html

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Title: Moody Research Grants, & the Harry Middleton Fellowship in Presidential Studies

Sponsor: LBJ Foundation

Deadline: 3/15/12

Amount: $500-$5,000

Description/Eligibility: Twice a year, The LBJ Foundation awards Moody Research Grants, ranging from $500 to $2,500, and the Harry Middleton Fellowship in Presidential Studies, in the amount of $5,000.  Moody Research Grants may be used for research for dissertations, theses, senior papers, publications and other projects.  The Middleton Fellowship is given to students whose research highlights how history can illuminate current and future policy issues.  While post-doctoral fellows may apply, preference is given to doctoral students.  The fellowship requires recipients to conduct research at the LBJ Library and at least one other NARA facility.  The application deadline for both is September 15 for the spring term (January 1 – August 31) and March 15 for the fall term (June 1 – December 31).

How to Apply: Apply directly to sponsor

Full Announcement/Contacts: www.lbjfoundation.org

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Title: Preservation and Access Education and Training (20130501-PE/CFDA 45.149)

Sponsor: National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH)

Deadline: 4/10/13

Amount: $350,000

Description/Eligibility: The Preservation and Access Education and Training program is central to NEH’s efforts to preserve and establish access to cultural heritage collections. Preservation and Access Education and Training grants are awarded to organizations that offer national or regional (multistate) education and training programs. Grants aim to help the staff of cultural institutions, large and small, obtain the knowledge and skills needed to serve as effective stewards of humanities collections. Grants also support educational programs that prepare the next generation of conservators and preservation professionals, as well as projects that introduce the staff of cultural institutions to new information and advances in preservation and access practices.

How to Apply: Contact your departmental Grants and Contracts Specialist or (Kathy Thatcher thatcher@austin.utexas.edu) and return Proposal Review form by April 10.

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://www.neh.gov/grants/preservation/preservation-and-access-education-and-training

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Title: Grants

Sponsor: Mountaineers Foundation

Deadline: 4/10/13

Amount: $5,000

Description/Eligibility: The foundation provides support for modest, short-term projects. Eligible projects include studies that will yield new data aimed at protecting Northwest wilderness and wildlife; biological, economic, legal, or policy studies; direct educational programs and materials related to environmental preservation; lectures, conferences, and seminars; written or audiovisual awareness materials; curriculum or other instructional materials; publication of conference proceedings, journal articles; seed or pilot studies that can be continued with funding from other sources; and selected capital improvement projects (e.g., restoration; assistance in purchasing equipment/materials).

How to Apply: Contact your departmental Grants and Contracts Specialist or Melanie Morgan (mmorgan@austin.utexas.edu) and return Proposal Review form by April 10.

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://www.mountaineersfoundation.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=111&Itemid=60

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Title: Challenge America Fast-Track Application (2013NEA01CAFT, CFDA 45.024)

Sponsor: National Endowment for the Arts (NEA)

Deadline: 5/2/13

Amount: $10,000 

Description/Eligibility: The Challenge America Fast-Track category offers support primarily to small and mid-sized organizations for projects that extend the reach of the arts to underserved populations -- those whose opportunities to experience the arts are limited by geography, ethnicity, economics, or disability. Age alone (e.g., youth, seniors) does not qualify a group as underserved; at least one of the underserved characteristics noted above also must be present. Grants are available for professional arts programming and for projects that emphasize the potential of the arts in community development. 

How to Apply: Contact your departmental Grants and Contracts Specialist or Kathy Thatcher (thatcher@austin.utexas.edu) and return Proposal Review form by May 2.

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://www.arts.gov/grants/apply/GAP14/Challenge.html

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Title: Dissemination and Implementation Research in Health (R01) (PAR-13-055)

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

Deadline: 5/15/13

Amount: $500,000, 3-5yrs.

Description/Eligibility: This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) encourages investigators to submit research grant applications that will identify, develop, evaluate and refine effective and efficient methods, systems, infrastructures, and strategies to disseminate and implement research-tested health behavior change interventions, evidence-based prevention, early detection, diagnostic, treatment and management, and quality of life improvement services, and data monitoring and surveillance reporting tools into public health and clinical practice settings that focus on patient outcomes.

How to Apply: Contact your departmental Grants and Contracts Specialist or Kathy Thatcher (thatcher@austin.utexas.edu) and return Proposal Review form by May 15. NOTE: Additional application deadlines in fall and spring.

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-13-055.html _______________________________________________________________________

Title: Accelerating the Pace of Drug Abuse Research Using Existing Data (R01) (PAR-13-080)

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

Deadline: 5/15/13

Amount: $450,000/3yrs.

Description/Eligibility: The purpose of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to invite  applications proposing the innovative analysis of existing social science, behavioral, administrative, and neuroimaging data to study the etiology and epidemiology of drug using behaviors (defined as alcohol, tobacco, prescription and other drug) and related disorders, associated HIV risk behaviors, prevention of drug use and HIV, and health service utilization.

How to Apply: Contact your departmental Grants and Contracts Specialist or Kathy Thatcher (thatcher@austin.utexas.edu) and return Proposal Review form by May 15. NOTE: Additional application deadlines in fall and spring.

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-13-080.html

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Title: U.S. Embassy Baghdad Annual Program Statement on The Ambassador’s Funds (APS NEAI-NEAIQ-13-003, CFDA 19.016)

Sponsor: Office of Iraq Economic and Assistance

Deadline: 12/1/2013, Applications accepted on a rolling basis before this date

Amount: $200,000 - $500,000 

Description/Eligibility: The United States Government, through the U.S. Department of State, is seeking Statements of Interest from prospective partners to implement activities that promote reconciliation and stability in Iraq and that improve the institutional capacity of Iraqi organizations and local communities. The geographic focus under consideration is Iraq. 

How to Apply: Contact your departmental Grants and Contracts Specialist or return completed Proposal Review Form to Kathy Thatcher (thatcher@austin.utexas.edu) by December 1, 2013.

Full Announcement/Contacts: https://www.grantsolutions.gov/gs/preaward/previewPublicAnnouncement.do?id=16197

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Title: Broad Agency Announcement (W912HZ-13-BAA-01, CFDA 12.630)

Sponsor: Engineer Research and Development Center

Deadline: 1/31/14

Amount: n/a

Description/Eligibility: The U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC) has issued a Broad Agency Announcement (BAA) for various research and development topic areas. The ERDC consists of the Coastal and Hydraulics Lab (CHL), the Geotechnical and Structures Lab (GSL), the Environmental Lab (EL) and the Information Technology Lab (ITL) in Vicksburg, Mississippi; the Cold Regions Research and Engineering Lab (CRREL) in Hanover, New Hampshire; the Construction Engineering Research Lab (CERL) in Champaign, Illinois; and the Topographic Engineering Center (TEC) in Alexandria, Virginia. The ERDC is responsible for conducting research in the broad fields of hydraulics, dredging, coastal engineering, instrumentation, oceanography, remote sensing, geotechnical engineering, earthquake engineering, soil effects, vehicle mobility, self-contained munitions, military engineering, geophysics, pavements, protective structures, aquatic plants, water quality, dredged material, treatment of hazardous waste, wetlands, physical/mechanical/ chemical properties of snow and other frozen precipitation, infrastructure and environmental issues for installations, computer science, telecommunications management, energy, facilities maintenance, materials and structures, engineering processes, environmental processes, land and heritage conservation, and ecological processes. 

How to Apply: Contact your departmental Grants and Contracts Specialist or return completed Proposal Review Form to Kathy Thatcher (thatcher@austin.utexas.edu) at least three weeks before you plan to submit. 

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://www07.grants.gov/search/search.do?&mode=VIEW&oppId=213834; http://erdc.usace.army.mil/

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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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