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COLA Grants Digest: February 5, 2013

Tue, Feb 5, 2013

COLA Grants Digest: February 5, 2013

Register Now for Upcoming Workshops:

Grant Budgeting Workshop Series for Faculty, 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

 

Grant Budgeting Workshop Series for Faculty, 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

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Title: Grant Program

Sponsor: RGK Foundation

Deadline: Unspecified (Letter of Inquiry required)

Amount: $100,000

Description/Eligibility: The Austin-based RGK Foundation is inviting proposals in the broad areas of education and community, and health and medicine. The foundation's primary interests include formal K-12 education (particularly math, science, and reading), teacher development, literacy, and higher education. The foundation's community grants support a broad range of human services, community improvement, abuse prevention, and youth development programs. The foundation's current interests in health and medicine include programs that promote the health and well-being of children, programs that promote access to health services, and foundation-initiated programs focusing on ALS (Lou Gehrig's disease).

How to Apply: Contact Melanie Morgan (mmorgan@austin.utexas.edu) in the COLA Office of Research 3 weeks prior to letter of inquiry submission date.

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://www.rgkfoundation.org/public/guidelines

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Title: Dear Colleague Letter: Veteran’s Research Supplement (VRS) Program (NSF 13-047

Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)

Deadline: Contact Program Officer

Amount: $10,000

Description/Eligibility: The VRS supplement will be targeted to enable veteran students, pre-college STEM teachers, and/or community college faculty to participate in active NSF grants. Active I/UCRC or ERC centers are encouraged to submit supplement requests for veteran undergraduate students, veteran graduate students, and veteran teachers to work with university faculty and/or active industrial partners on center-sponsored research projects. Veterans must be classified as full or part-time students at U.S. universities, community colleges, or teachers at U.S. precollege institutions. PIs requesting the VRS must be active in the IIP and EEC programs listed above. Active principal investigators should consult their NSF program director for specific guidance as to the number and availability of supplements.

How to Apply: Contact your departmental Grants and Contracts Specialist or Kathy Thatcher (thatcher@austin.utexas.edu) and return Proposal Review form by three weeks prior to submission date.

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=5517&org=NSF

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 Title: Cultural Anthropology, Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) Supplement (PD 98-1390, NSF 12-569)

Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)

Deadline: 2/8/2013

Amount: $500 per student per week (Academic Year); $1,200 per student per week (Summer)

Description/Eligibility: This solicitation is forREU Supplementsto be included as a component of proposals for ongoing NSF-funded research projects. The REU program supports active research participation by undergraduate students in any of the areas of research funded by the National Science Foundation. REU projects involve students in meaningful ways in ongoing research programs or in research projects specifically designed for the REU program.

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

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=5517&org=NSF

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Title: The University of Texas at Austin - South Asia Institute FLAS Fellowship

Sponsor: South Asia Institute

Deadline: 2/13/2013

Amount: $15,000

Description/Eligibility: The highly competitive Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowship is funded by the U.S. Department of Education. The fellowship assists meritorious students undergoing intensive training in modern foreign languages and related area or international studies. The academic year FLAS fellowship provides a $15,000 annual stipend and pays for tuition and required fees (up to a maximum of 9 credit hours). During the fellowship period, FLAS recipients must be enrolled in at least three hours of language instruction and at least one relevant area studies course during each long semester. Both courses must be taken on a letter-grade basis.

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

Full Announcement/Contacts: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/viewform?formkey=dF9oblRIc2dnVWs3Z2dnOWRqVVc1TEE6MA#gid=0

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Title: Feed the Future Food Security Innovation Lab: Collaborative Research on Sorghum and Millet (RFA-OAA-13-000003, CFDA 98.001)

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

Deadline: 2/15/13

Amount: $13,700,000

Description/Eligibility: The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) requests applications (proposals) from qualified and eligible organizations to manage and implement the Feed the Future Food Security Innovation Lab: Collaborative Research on Sorghum and Millet (Sorghum and Millet Innovation Lab). Feed the Future Food Security Innovation Labs (Labs) are USAID-funded long-term, multidisciplinary applied research and training efforts to address the problem of food insecurity and malnutrition in developing countries. Managed by U.S. universities, Labs support students and researchers in the U.S. and around the world to work with leading scientists in seeking scientific solutions to overcome hunger and poverty, while building the capacity of the institutions with which they collaborate.

How to Apply: 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://www07.grants.gov/search/search.do?&mode=VIEW&oppId=214173

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Title: Environmental Literacy Grants for Building Capacity of Informal and Formal Educators  (NOAA-SEC-OED-2013-2003614, CFDA 11.008)

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

Deadline: 2/18/2013

Amount: $500,000 - $1,000,000

Description/Eligibility: The goal of this NOAA Environmental Literacy Grants (ELG) Federal Funding Opportunity (FFO) is to build the capacity of informal educators (including interpreters and docents) and/or formal educators (pre- or in-service) to use NOAA data and data access tools to help K-12 students and/or the public understand and respond to global change. Successful projects will enhance educators' ability to use the wealth of scientific data, data visualizations, data access technologies, information products, and other assets available through NOAA (plus additional sources, if desired) to engage K-12 students and/or other members of the public in a minimum of two U.S. states or territories. Partnerships with NOAA entities and/or involvement of NOAA scientists to facilitate the use of such assets by educators are strongly encouraged. As an ultimate outcome, successful projects should aim to increase educators' effectiveness in promoting stewardship and increasing informed decision making by a diverse pool of K-12 students and/or other members of the public. The impact of the proposed project on the target educators must be measurable during the award period. Projects are also encouraged to track outcomes among the public and/or K-12 audiences served by these educators.

How to Apply: Contact your departmental Grants and Contracts Specialist or Kathy Thatcher (thatcher@austin.utexas.edu) and return Proposal Review form by February 18.

Full Announcement/Contacts: 

http://www.grants.gov/search/search.do?mode=VIEW&oppId=217034

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Title: National Joint Training Conference for Victims of Crime Act (VOCA) Victim Assistance and Victim Compensation Administrators (OVC-2013-3498, CFDA 16.582)

Sponsor: Department of Justice (DOJ)

Deadline: 2/26/2013

Amount: $150,000

Description/Eligibility: One discretionary grant of $150,000 will be awarded to plan and implement the 2014 National Joint Training Conference for Victims of Crime Act (VOCA) Victim Assistance and Victim Compensation Administrators, a 2 1/2-day conference that will provide training and technical assistance for approximately 250 VOCA administrators, staff, and board members; and facilitate a forum for the presentation of state issues and practices. The conference will employ lectures, panels, workshops, and forums to explore ways to improve the delivery of crime victim services; provide an opportunity for VOCA administrators to exchange information, views, and best practices; and provide training and technical assistance on effective program operations. Additional funding might be provided to plan and execute the 2015 conference. This is contingent upon grantee performance and funding. Those applying are strongly encouraged to begin the application process well in advance of the March 18, 2013, deadline.

How to Apply: Contact your departmental Grants and Contracts Specialist or Kathy Thatcher (thatcher@austin.utexas.edu) and return Proposal Review form by February 26.

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://www07.grants.gov/search/search.do?&mode=VIEW&oppId=218453

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Title: Next Century Innovators

Sponsor: Rockefeller Foundation

Deadline: 2/28/2013

Amount: $100,000

Description/Eligibility: Next Century Innovators is part of the Rockefeller Foundation's Centennial Initiative. The Centennial honors the Foundation's 100-year history of fostering meaningful change and its commitment to innovation for the next century. Based on nominations from the global community, we'll highlight the top 100 individuals or organizations whose innovations are improving the lives of poor and vulnerable people. From these, we'll select two Next Century Innovators Awardees, including one youth awardee. In addition, our judges will select up to three finalists to put forth for your votes. The finalist with the most votes will receive our third Next Century Innovators Award. Our finalists and awardees will be invited to attend the 2013 Innovation Forum in New York City, and up to three awardee organizations will have the opportunity to seek a grant of up to $100,000 from the Rockefeller Foundation.

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

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://centennial.rockefellerfoundation.org/innovators

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Title: Dear Colleague Letter: Workshop for Engaging Social, Behavioral, and Economic Scientists through Social and Policy Entrepreneurship (NSF 13-046)

Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)

Deadline: 3/8/2013

Amount: $50,000

Description/Eligibility: Building on NSF’s commitment to increasing the broader impacts of its science, the Directorate for Social, Behavioral, and Economic Sciences (SBE) seeks to explore possible avenues for guiding scientific discoveries closer to the development of public policy and social ventures. To this end, SBE would like to invite proposals for organizing interdisciplinary, multi-sector workshops that focus on (but are not limited to) the following topics and issues: 1) What is the nature of the system within which scientific knowledge is transformed into public policy or social action? What interactions characterize this system? What system failures or barriers impede the utilization of non-commercial science by governments, non-profit organizations, community groups, and other social ventures? How can universities and scholars best serve this system? 2) What non-commercial pathways best connect academic science to public policy and management and to social ventures designed to meet public needs? What types of interactions with scientists are most fruitful in these contexts? 3) How should scholars, social entrepreneurs, policy-makers, and administrators engage each other to facilitate better application of SBE science? 4) What skill sets and partnerships do scientists need to develop in order to optimize the transformation of their science into actionable and useful knowledge in the non-commercial contexts of public policy, management, and social need? 5) What types of curricula or educational activities should be developed to advance knowledge in the area of social and policy entrepreneurship?

How to Apply: Contact your departmental Grants and Contracts Specialist or Kathy Thatcher (thatcher@austin.utexas.edu) and return Proposal Review form by March 8.

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2013/nsf13046/nsf13046.jsp?WT.mc_id=USNSF_25&WT.mc_ev=click

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Title: Medici Archive Project Fellowships for Graduate Students of the Humanities or Social Sciences

Sponsor: Medici Granducal Archive (Mediceo del Principato)

Deadline: 3/13/2013

Amount: $5,000 + travel allowance

Description/Eligibility: The Medici Archive Project (MAP) (www.medici.org) believes that it is imperative to provide graduate and doctoral students from diverse disciplines with the opportunity to have exposure to original source materials and training in their use. For this reason MAP is offering three short-term fellowships sponsored by the Samuel Freeman Charitable Trust (SFCT) for graduate students in any field of the humanities or social sciences who are in the early stages of their dissertation work. The SFCT fellowships have been developed to enable students working on their dissertations to conduct primary research using the Mediceo del Principato and other collections housed in the Archivio di Stato in Florence.

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.h-net.org/announce/show.cgi?ID=200419; http://medici.org/

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Title: Grants for Research in Addressing Economic Imbalances and Promoting a Sustainable Economy

Sponsor: Alex C. Walker Foundation

Deadline: 3/18/2013

Amount: Unspecified

Description/Eligibility: The Alex C. Walker Foundation awards grants to: (1) investigate the causes of economic imbalances, particularly in relation to ecosystem services, climate change, energy security, food production, and other environmental matters;  (2) investigate the effects of the global financial system and monetary policy in fostering a sustainable economy;  (3) investigate causes tending to destroy or impair the free-enterprise system; (4) explore and develop market-based solutions; (5) disseminate information on the results and findings. The Foundation seeks market-based approaches for addressing economic imbalances and protecting our environment. The trustees seek projects that promote greater knowledge of economic, scientific, and environmental issues and their possible relationship to economic imbalances and the free enterprise system. They also support investigations on the effect of legislation and international agreement on the foregoing subjects.

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

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://walker-foundation.org/grant-guidelines

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Title: Rear Admiral Ernest M. Eller Graduate Research Grant

Sponsor:  Dept. of the Navy, Naval History and Heritage Command

Deadline: 4/1/2013

Amount: $2,500

Description/Eligibility: The Naval History and Heritage Command, Department of the Navy is offering one research grant in U.S. naval history to be used during 2013. The grant is named in honor of the late Rear Admiral Ernest M. Eller, USN, former Director of Naval History, for his contributions to U.S. naval history. The grant is intended to assist a graduate student in the research and writing of U.S. naval history in fulfillment of the requirements of a master's or doctoral degree by helping to defray the costs of travel, living expenses, and document duplication related to the research process for a master's thesis or doctoral dissertation.

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.history.navy.mil/prizes/prize4.htm

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Title: Research and Evaluation on Policing (NIJ-2013-3449, CFDA 16.560)

Sponsor: National Institute of Justice (NIJ)

Deadline: 4/5/2013

Amount: $500,000 - $1,000,000

Description/Eligibility: NIJ seeks proposals to conduct research on policing to promote officer safety and wellness, understand the impact of police technology on crime control and disorder, promote police integrity, and explore the costs and benefits of the consolidation of police agencies at the State, local, and tribal levels. Effective practices in these areas are of critical importance to improving law enforcement operations and ensuring trust and confidence in the police in communities throughout the country. Topic areas included are: 1) Officer Safety and Wellness; 2) Police Technology; 3) Police Integrity; and 4) Consolidation of Law Enforcement Agencies.

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

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://www07.grants.gov/search/search.do?&mode=VIEW&oppId=218333

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Title: Research and Evaluation on Justice Systems: Investigator-Initiated (NIJ-2013-3450, CFDA 16.560)

Sponsor: National Institute of Justice (NIJ)

Deadline: 4/5/2013

Amount: $500,000 - $1,000,000

Description/Eligibility: NIJ seeks proposals for social and behavioral science research on, and evaluations related to, justice systems topics relevant to State, local, tribal, or federal criminal and juvenile justice policy and practice. Application titles should clearly indicate the justice systems focus area selected. Most justice systems topics, including but not limited to general policing, corrections (institutional, community, and offender reentry), and courts (prosecution, defense including indigent, adjudication, and sentencing) that are relevant to policymakers and practitioners are eligible for consideration.

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

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://www07.grants.gov/search/search.do?&mode=VIEW&oppId=218354

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Title: Impact of Probation/Parole Officer Home Visits on Offender Outcomes (NIJ-2013-3447, CFDA 16.560)

Sponsor: National Institute of Justice (NIJ)

Deadline: 4/5/2013

Amount: $500,000 - $1,000,000

Description/Eligibility: NIJ seeks proposals for research on the impact that probation/parole officer home visits have on offender comes, specifically what practices agencies are using, what offender outcomes can be attributed to these practices, and what dosage is need to achieve these outcomes.

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

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://www07.grants.gov/search/search.do?&mode=VIEW&oppId=218414

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Title: Research and Evaluation on the Impact of Social Media on Policing (NIJ-2013-3446, CFDA 16.560)

Sponsor: National Institute of Justice (NIJ)

Deadline: 4/5/2013

Amount: $500,000 - $1,000,000

Description/Eligibility: NIJ seeks proposals for research that will explore the impact of the current state of social media technology on police practices and outcomes. Although social media technology is now ubiquitous in our society and particularly within law enforcement agencies, it is unclear how departments are using this technology, both officially and unofficially, and how this use has translated into public safety outcomes.

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

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://www07.grants.gov/search/search.do?&mode=VIEW&oppId=218433

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Title: Prevention and Health Promotion Interventions to Prevent Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse and Associate Physical and Psychological Health Problems in U.S. Military Personnel, Veterans and their Families (R34) (RFA-DA-13-013)

Sponsor: National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Deadline: 4/10/2013

Amount: $450,000

Description/Eligibility: The purpose is to accelerate research on health promotion and prevention interventions with foci on reducing the onset and progression of alcohol, tobacco, and other drug use and abuse (including illicit and prescription drugs) and associated mental and physical health problems and on the promotion of health-enhancing behaviors among active-duty or recently separated (e.g., Iraq and Afghanistan) military troops, Veterans, and their families.

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://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-DA-13-013.html

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Title: Prevention and Health Promotion Interventions to Prevent Alcohol and Other drug Abuse and Associate Physical and Psychological Health Problems in U.S. Military Personnel, Veterans and their Families (R01) (RFA-DA-13-013)

Sponsor: National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Deadline: 4/10/2013

Amount: $500,000

Description/Eligibility: The purpose is to accelerate research on health promotion and prevention interventions with foci on reducing the onset and progression of alcohol, tobacco, and other drug use and abuse (including illicit and prescription drugs) and associated mental and physical health problems and on the promotion of health-enhancing behaviors among active-duty or recently separated (e.g., Iraq and Afghanistan) military troops, Veterans, and their families.

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://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-DA-13-012.html

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Title: Looking@Democracy: A National Contest for Creative Media Pieces About Strengthening American Democracy

Sponsor: MacArthur Foundation

Deadline: 4/30/2013

Amount: $100,000

Description/Eligibility: The Looking@Democracy challenge is offering a total of $100,000 in prize money for short, provocative media submissions designed to spark a national conversation about how we can all come together to strengthen American democracy. Create and send us short digital media content that either: (a) Tells a story about why government is important to our lives, or (b) Tells how we might together strengthen American democracy.  Short videos, audio stories, animation, music videos, public service announcements, infographics, graphic art, even Facebook and iPhone apps are accepted. They must be digital so they can be shared electronically. Independent media makers, investigative reporters, students, graphic designers, artists are eligible - anyone with creative ideas to help engage Americans and shift the political discussion in a fresh and engaging way. Use your creativity to share your vision of how to make government work to improve our nation, our communities, and our lives.  

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

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://lookingatdemocracy.org/

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Title: Psychological Health and Traumatic Brain Injury Traumatic Brain Injury Research Award (W81XWH-13-PHTBI-TBIRA, CFDA 12.420)

Sponsor: Department of Defense (DoD)

Deadline: 4/30/2013

Amount: $1,000,000

Description/Eligibility: This funding mechanism encourages research efforts focused on knowledge gathering and geared toward solving specific questions. The intent of the 2013 funding mechanism goal is to: promote new/innovative ideas that have the potential to yield highly impactful data and new avenues of investigation to further the research field of interest; advance knowledge regarding the theoretical construct surrounding the TBI Research Area of interest to increase scientific understanding of certain phenomena or behaviors; propose new paradigms or challenging existing paradigms; and address the technical feasibility of promising new devices, behavioral and rehabilitation interventions, therapeutic techniques, clinical guidance, and/or emerging approaches and technologies.

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

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://www07.grants.gov/search/search.do?&mode=VIEW&oppId=217275

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Title: Colonial and Early National Period (PUBLISHING-201306, CFDA 89.003)

Sponsor: National Archives and Records Administration (NARA)

Deadline: 5/16/2013

Amount: $250,000

Description/Eligibility: The National Historical Publications and Records Commission seeks proposals to publish historical records of national significance. Projects may focus on the papers of major figures from American life or cover broad historical movements in politics, military, business, social reform, the arts, and other aspects of the national experience. The historical value of the records and their expected usefulness to broad audiences must justify the costs of the project. Grants are awarded for collecting, describing, preserving, compiling, editing, and publishing documentary source materials. Because of the focus on documentary sources, grants do not support preparation of critical editions of published works unless such works are just a small portion of the larger project.

How to Apply: Contact your departmental Grants and Contracts Specialist or Kathy Thatcher (thatcher@austin.utexas.edu) and return Proposal Review form by May 16.

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://www.archives.gov/nhprc/announcement/publishing.html

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Title: Electronic Records Projects (ELECTRONIC-201306. CFDA 89.003)

Sponsor: National Archives and Records Administration (NARA)

Deadline: 5/21/2013

Amount: $200,000

Description/Eligibility: The National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC) seeks proposals that will increase the capacity of archivists and archival repositories to create electronic records archives that preserve records of enduring historical value. The NHPRC supports efforts by archivists and records managers to meet the challenges of electronic records. Projects to increase repository capacity must involve institutions that have already established archives and records management programs. We seek applications in the following categories: 1. Start-up projects: Develop the capacity of institutions to prepare to capture and preserve electronic records, through program planning; or 2. Collaborative projects: Establish and/or improve electronic records archives by engaging in effective and innovative collaborations; or 3. Electronic Records Professional Development projects: Develop and offer professional education curricula, basic and advanced institutes, or research seminars.

How to Apply: Contact your departmental Grants and Contracts Specialist or Kathy Thatcher (thatcher@austin.utexas.edu) and return Proposal Review form by May 21.

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://www.archives.gov/nhprc/announcement/electronic.html

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Title: Digitizing Historical Records (DIGITIZING-201306, CFDA 89.003)

Sponsor: National Archives and Records Administration (NARA)

Deadline: 5/21/2013

Amount: $150,000

Description/Eligibility: The National Historical Publications and Records Commission seeks proposals that use cost-effective methods to digitize nationally significant historical record collections and make the digital versions freely available online. Projects must make use of existing holdings of historical repositories and consist of entire collections or series. The materials should already be available to the public at the archives and described so that projects can re-use existing information to serve as metadata for the digitized collection.

How to Apply: Contact your departmental Grants and Contracts Specialist or Kathy Thatcher (thatcher@austin.utexas.edu) and return Proposal Review form by May 21.

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://www.archives.gov/nhprc/announcement/digitizing.html

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Title: Linguistics (PD 98-1311)

Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)

Deadline: 6/24/2013

Amount: Unspecified

Description/Eligibility: The Linguistics Program supports basic science in the domain of human language, encompassing investigations of the grammatical properties of individual human languages, and of natural language in general. Research areas include syntax, semantics, morphology, phonetics, and phonology. The program encourages projects that are interdisciplinary in methodological or theoretical perspective, and that address questions that cross disciplinary boundaries, such as (but not limited to): 1) What are the psychological processes involved in the production, perception, and comprehension of language? 2) What are the computational properties of language and/or the language processor that make fluent production, incremental comprehension or rapid learning possible? 3) How do the acoustic and physiological properties of speech inform our theories of language and/or language processing? 4) What role does human neurobiology play in shaping the various components of our linguistic capacities? 5) How does language develop in children? 6) What social and cultural factors underlie language variation and change?

How to Apply: Contact your departmental Grants and Contracts Specialist or Kathy Thatcher (thatcher@austin.utexas.edu) and return Proposal Review form by June 24.

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=5408

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Title: Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics (STEM) Education and Outreach for K-12 and Higher Education 13-007 (ONRBAA13-007, CFDA 12.330)

Sponsor: Office of Naval Research (ONR)

Deadline: 9/9/2013

Amount: $100,000

Description/Eligibility: The ONR is interested in receiving proposals for developing innovative solutions that directly support the development and maintenance of a robust STEM workforce. Successful efforts will be targeted towards one or more of the following: K-12, Undergraduate, Graduate STEM education. The goal of any proposed effort should be to provide "game changing" solutions that will establish and maintain a diverse pipeline of U.S. citizens who are interested in participating in Naval STEM education programs and who ultimately will be interested in STEM careers. This broad agency announcement (BAA) also separately requests proposals for the evaluation of current and future Naval STEM programs.

How to Apply: Contact your departmental Grants and Contracts Specialist or Kathy Thatcher (thatcher@austin.utexas.edu) and return Proposal Review form by September 9.

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://www.onr.navy.mil/Contracts-Grants/Funding-Opportunities/Broad-Agency-Announcements.aspx

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Title: Priority Focus in Cancer Control and Prevention Research Program: Health Disparities Research

Sponsor: American Cancer Society

Deadline: 9/24/2013

Amount: Varies

Description/Eligibility: The Extramural Research and Training Grants (EG) Department has made the reduction of cancer health disparities a priority area of focus for the Cancer Control and Prevention Research Program with this call for application in psychosocial and behavioral research and in health policy and health services research that address cancer health disparities. Within the Cancer Control and Prevention Research Program (one of five research programs in the EG department), meritorious applications focusing on disparity reduction will be funded prior to meritorious applications focusing on other areas in cancer control and prevention research. In order to qualify for the Priority Program, the application must explicitly demonstrate its relevance to cancer disparities and specify how the results of the proposed study can be used to reduce disparities.

How to Apply: Contact your department Grants and Contracts Specialist or  Melanie Morgan (mmorgan@austin.utexas.edu) in the COLA Office of Research and return Proposal Review Form by September 24.

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://www.cancer.org/research/researchprogramsfunding/fundingopportunities/indexofgrants/newinitiatives/priority-focus-in-cancer-control-and-prevention-research-program-health-disparities-research

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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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