College of Liberal Arts

COLA Grants Digest: February 12, 2013

Mon, Feb 18, 2013

COLA Grants Digest: February 12, 2013

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Title: Democracy, Human Rights, and Rule of Law in Vietnam (DRLA-DRLAQM-13-015, CFDA 19.345)

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

Deadline: 2/14/2013

Amount: $425,000

Description/Eligibility: DRL invites organizations to submit statements of interest outlining program concepts and organizational capacity to manage projects in Vietnam. Our objectives in Vietnam are to: increase Vietnamese citizens’ access to alternative, credible information; promote the growth of civil society; and support individuals who use existing institutional platforms to press for increased freedoms and rights in Vietnam. Please refer to the announcement for details on specific program areas we seek to support.

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 14.

Full Announcement/Contacts: https://www.grantsolutions.gov/gs/preaward/previewPublicAnnouncement.do?id=16224

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Title: Institute for Historical Editing (EDITING-201303, CFDA 89.003)

Sponsor: National Historical Publications and Records Grants (NARA)

Deadline: 2/14/2013

Amount: $275,000

Description/Eligibility: The National Historical Publications and Records Commission seeks proposals to improve the education of people training to be, or working as, historical editors. The Institute for Historical Editing can consist of both basic and advanced institutes. This program does not support requests from individuals for their own training, education, or professional advancement.

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 14.

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

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Title: South Sudan Safer Schools Support (5S) Project (RFA-668-13-00000, CFDA 98.001)

Sponsor: United States Agency for International Development (USAID)

Deadline: 2/15/2013

Amount: $105,000,000

Description/Eligibility: USAID Mission to South Sudan is seeking applications to implement a program entitled “USAID South Sudan Safer Schools Support (5S) Project” as fully described in this funding opportunity. Applicants are encouraged to utilize local expertise and local institutions whenever possible in implementing the program. The 5S Project looks to: 1) improve and expand safer education services for children and youth; 2) enhance relevance and promote learner well being; 3) strengthen quality and management at the payam level to support basic education; and 4) respond to crisis affecting the primary education sector.

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 15.

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://www07.grants.gov/search/search.do?&mode=VIEW&oppId=218539

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Title: Reinforcing a Democratic, Secure, and Prosperous Panama (S-PM070-13-GR-501, CFDA 19.700)

Sponsor: Department of State (DOJ), U.S. Embassy Panama

Deadline: 2/16/2013

Amount: $300,000

Description/Eligibility: This funding opportunity invites nonprofit and for-profit companies to submit proposals for activities in Panama to strengthen civil society, democracy, the rule of law, government institutions, or provide opportunities for vulnerable youth in marginal communities. U.S. Embassy Panama will initially award approximately $500,000 for these activities, contingent upon the availability of funds and quality of proposals, and anticipates funding up to three to five projects through this announcement via grants or cooperative agreements.

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 16.

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://www07.grants.gov/search/search.do?&mode=VIEW&oppId=219193

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Title: Western Alaska Landscape Conservation Cooperative (F13AS000556; CFDA 15.669)

Sponsor: Department of the Interior (DOI)

Deadline: 2/18/2013

Amount: $500,000

Description/Eligibility: The USFWS is seeking proposals on behalf of the Western Alaska Landscape Conservation Cooperative, WALCC. The Mission of the WALCC is to promote coordination, dissemination, and development of applied science to inform landscape level conservation, including terrestrial marine linkages, in the face of landscape scale stressors, focusing on climate change. The project has three deliverables. You can bid on Deliverables 1 and 2, or on all three. We are not accepting proposals for Deliverable 3, alone, at this time. Deliverable are: 1) a searchable geo.spatial database for hosting project metadata and some data metadata or attributes, and allowing one to assess when, where and how stream and lake water temperatures have been monitored across the state of Alaska and who to contact to access the resulting temperature records; 2) a thorough compilation of project metadata from a mutually agreed upon set of parties which have, or are continuing to, monitor stream and lake water temperatures in Alaska, especially federal and state agencies, university research groups and researchers and NGOs; 3) an online interface to the geo.spatial database, Deliverable 1, that supports data entry, editing, error checking, public query, and reporting of project metadata in tabular and graphic format.

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 18.

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://www07.grants.gov/search/search.do?&mode=VIEW&oppId=219833

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Title: Advanced Fellowships

Sponsor: The American School of Classical Studies at Athens

Deadline: 2/19/2013

Amount: $11,500 plus room, board and waiver of fees

Description/Eligibility: Several fellowships for the full academic year at the School are available to students who have completed the Regular Program or one year as a Student Associate Member and plan to return to the School to pursue independent research, usually for their Ph.D. dissertation. Please note that some fellowships are designated for specific areas of research. Regular Members and Student Associate Members who wish to stay another year in Athens are encouraged to apply.

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.ascsa.edu.gr/index.php/admission-membership/grants

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Title: Data Recovery, Studies and Analysis from Archaeological Site LS-1 (L13AS00023, CFDA 15.224)

Sponsor: Department of the Interior (DOI), Bureau of Land Management (BLM)

Deadline: 2/25/2013

Amount: $19,872

Description/Eligibility: The principle purpose of this project is to recover the data on the prehistory of site LS1 before it is lost to weathering and further looting of the site. The site cannot be protected from further looting, which would remove the remaining fill from within the rockshelter. In addition, many artifacts with research value were left behind by the looters, which were then exposed, to erosion and deterioration.

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 25.

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://www07.grants.gov/search/search.do?&mode=VIEW&oppId=218779

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Title: Undergraduate Summer Research Fellowships

Sponsor: Native American and Indigenous Studies (NAIS), UT Austin

Deadline: 2/25/2013

Amount: $1,000

Description/Eligibility: NAIS has summer fellowships of up to $1,000 available for undergraduate students enrolled in the NAIS Certificate Program, who are traveling to a conference, archive, and/or research site to present or conduct research on indigenous issues. Applications should include an abstract of the conference presentation or a description of the student's research agenda, a brief statement of how the fellowship will help the student to advance his or her career goals, the total amount requested, and a brief budget justification. Applications should not exceed two-pages, double-spaced in length.  

How to Apply: Submit proposals to NAIS@austin.utexas.edu

Full Announcement/Contacts: Contact Shannon Speed (shannonspeed13@gmail.com) for more information. _______________________________________________________________________

Title: Graduate Summer Research Fellowships

Sponsor: Native American and Indigenous Studies (NAIS), UT Austin

Deadline: 2/25/2013

Amount: $2,000

Description/Eligibility: NAIS has summer fellowships of up to $2,000 available for graduate students enrolled in the NAIS Graduate Portfolio program, who are traveling to conferences, archives, and/or research sites to present or conduct research on indigenous issues. Applications should include an abstract of the conference presentation or a description of the student's research agenda, a brief statement of how the fellowship will help the student to advance his or her career goals, the total amount requested, and a brief budget justification. Applications should not exceed two-pages, double-spaced in length.

How to Apply: Submit proposals to NAIS@austin.utexas.edu

Full Announcement/Contacts: Contact Shannon Speed (shannonspeed13@gmail.com) for more information. _______________________________________________________________________

Title: Hidden Collections

Sponsor: Council on Library and Information Resources

Deadline: 3/1/2013

Amount: $50,000 - $500,000

Description/Eligibility: The program is designed to overcome the pervasive lack of awareness of special collections and archives held by libraries, archives, museums, and other cultural institutions by making information about these materials accessible to teachers and scholars. The program supports: 1) cataloging collections of “national significance” which will have an impact on current scholarship; 2) using appropriate standards and tools to maximize access, efficiency, interoperability, and sustainability; 3) using model approaches to cataloging and outreach that engage scholars and other user communities.

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 March 1.

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://www.clir.org/hiddencollections/applicants/applicantguidelines.html/applicantguidelines.html/applicants.html#guidelines

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Title: Human Heredity and Health in Africa (H3Africa): Ethical, Legal, and Societal Issues (ELSI) Research Program (U01) (RFA-RM-13-005)

Sponsor: National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Deadline: 3/7/2013 (Letter of Intent, optional) 5/27/2013 (Full Proposal)

Amount: $162,000

Description/Eligibility: The H3Africa ELSI Research Program aims to promote the study of ethical, legal, and societal issues related to genomics research in Africa. It is envisioned that this research will help to inform the scientific community about ways to understand and address the diversity of cultural, community, and religious beliefs when carrying out genetic and/or genomics research in Africa.

How to Apply: Submit letter of intent directly to sponsor. 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 May 27 for full proposal submission.

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-RM-13-005.html

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

Sponsor: National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Deadline: 3/11/2013

Amount: Varies

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) in the COLA Office of Research and return Proposal Review Form by March 11.

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://grants1.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-11-110.html

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Title: Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Awards for Individual Predoctoral Fellows (PA-11-111)

Sponsor: National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Deadline: 3/11/2013

Amount: Varies

Description/Eligibility: The purpose of this individual predoctoral research training fellowship is to provide support for promising doctoral candidates who will be performing dissertation research and training in scientific health-related fields relevant to the missions of the participating NIH Institutes and Centers (ICs) during the tenure of the award.

How to Apply: Contact your departmental Grants and Contracts Specialist or Kathy Thatcher (thatcher@austin.utexas.edu) in the COLA Office of Research and return Proposal Review Form by March 11.

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://grants1.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-11-111.html

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Title: Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Awards (NRSA) for Individual Postdoctoral Fellows (PA-11-113)

Sponsor: National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Deadline: 3/11/2013

Amount: Varies

Description/Eligibility: The purpose of this individual postdoctoral research training fellowship is to provide support to promising fellowship applicants with the potential to become productive, independent investigators in scientific health-related research fields relevant to the missions of participating NIH Institutes and Centers.

How to Apply: Contact your departmental Grants and Contracts Specialist or Kathy Thatcher (thatcher@austin.utexas.edu) in the COLA Office of Research and return Proposal Review Form by March 11.

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://grants1.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-11-113.html

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Title: Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Awards (NRSA) for Individual Senior Fellows (PA-11-114)

Sponsor: National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Deadline: 3/11/2013

Amount: Varies

Description/Eligibility: The National Institutes of Health (NIH) awards individual senior level research training fellowships to experienced scientists who wish to make major changes in the direction of their research careers or who wish to broaden their scientific background by acquiring new research capabilities as independent investigators in research fields relevant to the missions of participating NIH Institutes and Centers.

How to Apply: Contact your departmental Grants and Contracts Specialist or Kathy Thatcher (thatcher@austin.utexas.edu) in the COLA Office of Research and return Proposal Review Form by March 11.

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://grants1.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-11-114.html

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Title: Regional Residency Fellowship

Sponsor: The National Archives

Deadline: 3/15/2013

Amount: $3,000

Description/Eligibility: The Residency Fellowship Program gives researchers the opportunity to conduct original research using records held at National Archives locations in Boston, MA; Denver, CO; Fort Worth, TX; Riverside, CA; San Francisco, CA; and St. Louis, MO. Researchers can explore overlooked records and experience what many researchers have discovered: that it is not necessary to go to Washington, DC, to do research at the National Archives.

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

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://blogs.archives.gov/prologue/?p=11587

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Title: Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Awards for Individual Predoctoral Fellowships to Promote Diversity in Health-Related Research (PA-11-112)

Sponsor: National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Deadline: 3/16/13

Amount: Varies

Description/Eligibility: The purpose of the F31 predoctoral fellowship to promote diversity in health-related research is to provide up to five years of support for research training leading to the PhD or equivalent research degree, the combined MD/PhD degree (up to six years of support); or another formally combined professional degree and research doctoral degree in biomedical, behavioral, health services, or clinical sciences. These fellowships will enhance the diversity of the biomedical, behavioral, health services, and clinical research labor force in the United States by providing opportunities for academic institutions to identify and recruit students from diverse population groups to seek graduate degrees in health-related research and apply for this fellowship. The goal of this program is to increase the number of scientists from diverse population groups who are prepared to pursue careers in biomedical, behavioral, social, clinical, or health services research.

How to Apply: Contact your departmental Grants and Contracts Specialist or Kathy Thatcher (thatcher@austin.utexas.edu) in the COLA Office of Research and return Proposal Review Form by March 16.

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://grants1.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-11-112.html

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Title: Improving the Quality of Namibia’s Essential Health (CDC-RFA-GH13-1359, CFDA 93.067)

Sponsor: National Institutes of Health (NIH), Centers for Disease Control (CDC)

Deadline: 3/20/2013

Amount: $23,000,000

Description/Eligibility: The purpose of this announcement is to strengthen capacity of the Government of the Republic of Namibia through support for high-impact and evidence based interventions to prevent HIV transmission, increase access to quality HIV/AIDS care and support programs, strengthen the overall health system, and integrate HIV/AIDS programming with maternal and child healthcare, malaria, TB and other primary healthcare programs in an effective manner.

How to Apply: Contact your departmental Grants and Contracts Specialist or Kathy Thatcher (thatcher@austin.utexas.edu) in the COLA Office of Research and return Proposal Review Form by March 20.

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://www.grants.gov/search/search.do?mode=VIEW&oppId=216833

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Title: Fellowships for National Data Institute

Sponsor: Association for Institutional Research (AIR)

Deadline: 3/21/2013

Amount: Unspecified

Description/Eligibility: AIR operates the National Data Institute: Using Federal Data to Support Research on Science, Engineering, and Postsecondary Education. The Institute is an intensive introduction to National Science Foundation (NSF) and National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) datasets and research methodologies using large-scale national data sources. The Institute is open to institutional research professionals who wish to increase their knowledge of national datasets and skills for using such data in their institutional research role on campus; faculty and graduate students with research interests in science, engineering, or postsecondary education; staff from state and national associations with interests in science, engineering, or postsecondary education data sources; and postsecondary education researchers from non-U.S. institutions.

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.airweb.org/EducationAndEvents/FaceToFaceLearning/Pages/NationalDataInstitute.aspx

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Title: Earth Science Applications: Ecological Forecasting for Conservation and Natural Resource Management (NNH12ZDA001N, CFDA 43.001)

Sponsor: National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)

Deadline: 3/28/2013

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

Description/Eligibility: This funding opportunity covers all aspects of basic and applied supporting research and technology in space and Earth sciences, including, but not limited to: theory, modeling, and analysis of Science Missions Directorate (SMD) science data; aircraft, stratospheric balloon, suborbital rocket, and commercial reusable rocket investigations; development of experiment techniques suitable for future SMD space missions; development of concepts for future SMD space missions; development of advanced technologies relevant to SMD missions; development of techniques for and the laboratory analysis of both extraterrestrial samples returned by spacecraft, as well as terrestrial samples that support or otherwise help verify observations from SMD Earth system science missions; determination of atomic and composition parameters needed to analyze space data, as well as returned samples from the Earth or space; Earth surface observations and field campaigns that support SMD science missions; development of integrated Earth system models; development of systems for applying Earth science research data to societal needs; and development of applied information systems applicable to SMD objectives and data.

How to Apply: Contact your departmental Grants and Contracts Specialist or Kathy Thatcher (thatcher@austin.utexas.edu) in the COLA Office of Research and return Proposal Review Form by March 28.

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://nspires.nasaprs.com/external/solicitations/summary.do?method=init&solId={4DF6A47E-EDC1-20F2-11FB-8BDF6890024A}&path=open

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Title: UT Press Fellowships

Sponsor: The University of Texas Press

Deadline: 3/29/2013

Amount: $24,000

Description/Eligibility: The Fellowship program is designed to give one year of experience in book publishing to the most qualified applicants. The 2013–2014 Fellowships are being offered in two areas of concentration, Design and Production, and Editorial. Applicants must indicate on their application which area they are applying for. The Fellowship will consist of one year of intensive training in the above departments, with exposure to and instruction in the operations of the other departments. The objective of the program is to help prepare the Fellow for a career in book publishing. The emphasis will be on scholarly publishing, although much of the training will apply equally well to commercial publishing.

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.utexas.edu/utpress/about/fellow.html 

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Title: Research and Evaluation on Violence Against Women: Teen Dating Violence, Sexual Violence, and Intimate Partner Violence (NIJ-2013-3445)

Sponsor: National Institute of Justice (NIJ)

Deadline: 4/1/2013

Amount: Unspecified

Description/Eligibility: NIJ seeks proposals for research and evaluation related to violence against women in the areas of teen dating violence, sexual violence, and intimate partner violence. Research proposed may be focused at the federal, state, local, tribal, juvenile justice policy and/or practice 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 April 1.

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://www07.grants.gov/search/search.do?&mode=VIEW&oppId=219173

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Title: Preservation and Access Research and Development (CFDA 45.149)

Sponsor: National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH)

Deadline: 4/1/2013

Amount: $400,000

Description/Eligibility: Preservation and Access Research and Development grants support projects that address major challenges in preserving or providing access to humanities collections and resources. These challenges include the need to find better ways to preserve materials of critical importance to the nation’s cultural heritage—from fragile artifacts and manuscripts to analog recordings and digital assets subject to technological obsolescence—and to develop advanced modes of searching, discovering, and using such materials. Applicants should define a specific problem, devise procedures and potential solutions, and explain how they would evaluate their projects and disseminate their findings. Project results must serve the needs of a significant number of humanists.

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 April 1.

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://www.neh.gov/grants/preservation/preservation-and-access-research-and-development

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Title: Research on Firearms and Violence (NIJ-2013-3455, CFDA 16.560)

Sponsor: National Institute of Justice (NIJ)

Deadline: 4/11/2013

Amount: $500,000

Description/Eligibility: This solicitation seeks applications for research on firearms and violence such as, but not limited to, the effects of criminal justice interventions on reducing gun violence, improving data systems for studying gun violence, illicit gun markets, and the effects of firearm policies and legislation on public safety.

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 April 11.

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://www07.grants.gov/search/search.do?&mode=VIEW&oppId=218780

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Title: Dimensions of Biodiversity (NSF 13-536)

Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)

Deadline: 4/15/2013

Amount: $2,000,000

Description/Eligibility: The Dimensions of Biodiversity program currently targets three fundamental dimensions of biodiversity - genetic diversity, taxonomic/phylogenetic diversity, and functional diversity. Genetic diversity includes but is not limited to nucleotide sequence diversity at neutral or coding loci or genomic (proteomic, transcriptomic) diversity. Taxonomic/phylogenetic diversity refers to evolutionary lineages at and above the level of the population. Functional diversity includes but is not limited to aspects of ecosystem function such as energy flow, material cycling, ecological resilience, and the role of key innovations in the generation and maintenance of biodiversity. In addition, a primary goal of the program is to address the largest unknowns related to biodiversity; proposals that have the potential to fill large gaps in our understanding of biodiversity are particularly encouraged.

How to Apply: Contact your departmental Grants and Contracts Specialist or Kathy Thatcher (thatcher@austin.utexas.edu) in the COLA Office of Research and return Proposal Review Form by April 15.

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2013/nsf13536/nsf13536.htm?WT.mc_id=USNSF_25&WT.mc_ev=click

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Title: School Nutrition and Physical Activity Policies, Obesogenic Behaviors, and Weight Outcomes (R21)  (PA-13-098)

Sponsor: National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Deadline: 4/16/2013

Amount: $200,000

Description/Eligibility: This funding opportunity announcement encourages applications that propose to: (1) foster multidisciplinary research that will evaluate how policies (federal, state and school district levels) can influence school physical activity and nutrition environments, youths obesogenic behaviors (e.g., nutrition and physical activity behaviors), and weight outcomes; (2) understand how schools are implementing these policies and examine multi-level influences on adoption and implementation at various levels; and (3) understand the synergistic or counteractive effect of school nutrition and physical activity polices on the home and community environment and body weight. The R21 grant mechanism is intended to encourage exploratory/developmental research by providing support for the early and conceptual stages of project development.

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 April 16.

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-13-098.html

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Title: School Nutrition and Physical Activity Policies, Obesogenic Behaviors, and Weight Outcomes (R03)  (PA-13-099)

Sponsor: National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Deadline: 4/16/2013

Amount: $50,000

Description/Eligibility: This funding 0pportunity announcement encourages research project grant (R03) applications that propose to: (1) foster multidisciplinary research that will evaluate how policies can influence school physical activity and nutrition environments, youths obesogenic behaviors (e.g., nutrition and physical activity behaviors), and weight outcomes; (2) understand how schools are implementing these policies and examine multi-level influences on adoption and implementation at various levels ; and (3) understand the synergistic or counteractive effect of school nutrition and physical activity polices on the home and community environment and body weight. The R03 grant mechanism supports different types of projects including pilot and feasibility studies; secondary analysis of existing data; small, self-contained research projects; development of research methodology; and development of new research technology.

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 April 16.

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-13-099.html

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Title: Publishing Historical Records (PUBLISHING-201306, CFDA 89.003)

Sponsor: National Archives and Records Administration (NARA)

Deadline: 5/1/2013 (draft proposal, optional); 5/16/2013 (full proposal)

Amount: $250,000

Description/Eligibility: NARA 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.

How to Apply: Submit draft proposal directly to sponsor. 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 May 16 for full proposal submission.

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

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Title: School Nutrition and Physical Activity Policies, Obesogenic Behaviors, and Weight Outcomes (R01) (PA-13-100)

Sponsor: National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Deadline: 5/15/2013

Amount: $500,000

Description/Eligibility: The funding opportunity announcement encourages applications that propose to: (1) foster multidisciplinary research that will evaluate how policies (federal, state and school district levels) can influence school physical activity and nutrition environments, youths’ obesogenic behaviors (e.g., nutrition and physical activity behaviors), and weight outcomes; (2) understand how schools are implementing these policies and examine multi-level influences on adoption and implementation at various levels (e.g., federal, state, school district, and school); and (3) understand the synergistic or counteractive effect of school nutrition and physical activity polices on the home and community environment and body weight. The Research Project (R01) grant is an award made to support a discrete, specified, circumscribed project to be performed by the named investigator(s) in an area representing the investigator's specific interest and competencies, based on the mission of NIH.

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 May 15.

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-13-100.html

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Title: Obesity Policy Evaluation Research (R01) (PA-13-110)

Sponsor: National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Deadline: 5/15/2013

Amount: $500,000

Description/Eligibility: This funding opportunity announcement encourages Research Project Grant (R01) applications that propose to evaluate large scale policy or programs that are expected to influence obesity related behaviors (e.g., dietary intake, physical activity, or sedentary behavior) and/or weight outcomes in an effort to prevent or reduce obesity. 

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 April 16.

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-13-110.html

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Title: Disorders of Human Communication: Effectiveness, Outcomes and Health Services Research (R21) (PA-13-103

Sponsor: National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Deadline: 5/27/2013

Amount: $275,000

Description/Eligibility: The purpose of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to support effectiveness, outcomes and health services research in the NIDCD mission areas of hearing, balance, smell, taste, voice, speech and language. The R21 grant mechanism is intended to encourage exploratory/developmental research by providing support for the early and conceptual stages of project development.

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 May 27.

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-13-103.html

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Title: Tectonics (NSF 09-542)

Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)

Deadline: 6/14/2013

Amount: ~$161,667

Description/Eligibility: The Tectonics Program supports a broad range of field, laboratory, computational, and theoretical investigations aimed at understanding the formation, evolution, and deformation of continental lithosphere through time. Proposals to elucidate the processes that act on the lithosphere at various time-scales and length-scales, either at depth or the surface, are encouraged. Because understanding such large-scale phenomena commonly requires a variety of expertise and methods, the Tectonics Program supports integrated research involving the disciplines of structural geology, petrology, geochronology, sedimentology, stratigraphy, geomorphology, rock mechanics, paleomagnetics, geodesy, and other geophysical techniques.

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 June 14.

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://nsf.gov/publications/pub_summ.jsp?WT.z_pims_id=13673&ods_key=nsf09542

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Title: Decision, Risk and Management Science (PD 98-1321)

Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)

Deadline: 7/29/2013

Amount: Unspecified

Description/Eligibility: The Decision, Risk and Management Sciences program supports scientific research directed at increasing the understanding and effectiveness of decision-making by individuals, groups, organizations, and society. Disciplinary and interdisciplinary research, doctoral dissertation research, and workshops are funded in the areas of judgment and decision making; decision analysis and decision aids; risk analysis, perception, and communication; societal and public policy decision making; management science and organizational design.

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 July 29.

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=5423&org=NSF&sel_org=NSF&from=fund

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Title: Innovation in Archives and Documentary Editing (INNOVATION-201210, CFDA 89.003)

Sponsor: National Archives and Records Administration (NARA)

Deadline: 8/1/2013 (draft deadline, optional); 9/13/2013 (full proposal)

Amount: $150,000

Description/Eligibility: NARA seeks projects that are exploring innovative methods to improve the preservation, public discovery, or use of historical records. Projects may also focus on techniques and tools that will improve the professional performance and effectiveness of those who work with such records, such as archivists, documentary editors, and records managers. Projects must anticipate results that will affect more than a single institution or a single state. Projects may focus on methods of working with records in any format, including born-digital records. Projects designed to publish historical records must focus on innovative methods of presenting archival records as primary sources.

How to Apply: Submit draft proposal directly to sponsor. Contact your departmental Grants and Contracts Specialist or Kathy Thatcher (thatcher@austin.utexas.edu) in the COLA Office of Research and return Proposal Review Form by September 13 for full proposal submission.

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

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Title: Documenting Democracy: Access to Historical Records Projects (ACCESS-201210, CFDA 89.003)

Sponsor: National Archives and Records Administration (NARA)

Deadline: 8/1/2013 (draft deadline, optional); 9/13/2013 (full proposal)

Amount: $200,000

Description/Eligibility: NARA supports projects that promote the preservation and use of America's documentary heritage essential to understanding our democracy, history, and culture.

How to Apply: Submit draft proposal directly to sponsor. Contact your departmental Grants and Contracts Specialist or Kathy Thatcher (thatcher@austin.utexas.edu) in the COLA Office of Research and return Proposal Review Form by September 13 for full proposal submission.

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

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Title: State and National Archival Partnership (SNAP) (PARTNERSHIP-201309, CFDA 89.003)

Sponsor: National Archives and Records Administration (NARA)

Deadline: 8/15/2013

Amount: $750,000

Description/Eligibility: NARA seeks proposals to strengthen archives and historical records programs in each of the states and build a national archival network. The Commission awards grants to State Historical Records Advisory Boards to: 1) provide statewide archival services, including professional education, public information about records and archival programs, and other activities to implement state plans; 2) operate grant programs for eligible archives, manuscript repositories, and other organizations within a state; 3) collaborate on projects with other organizations to address common problems or shared opportunities within a state or among a consortium of state archives; 4) assess the health of archival and records programs, the conditions of records, and the challenges and opportunities facing historical records keepers and users; and to implement strategies and programs to address pressing archival issues; 5) hold meetings and public forums on statewide or national archival issues; and 6) participate in national archival organizations.

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 August 15.

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

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Title: Water Sustainability and Climate (NSF 13-535)

Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)

Deadline: 8/20/2013

Amount: $600,000 - $2,500,000

Description/Eligibility: The goal of the Water Sustainability and Climate (WSC) solicitation is to enhance the understanding and predict the interactions between the water system and land use changes (including agriculture, managed forest and rangeland systems), the built environment, ecosystem function and services and climate change/variability through place-based research and integrative models. Studies of the water system using models and/or observations at specific sites, singly or in combination, that allow for spatial and temporal extrapolation to other regions, as well as integration across the different processes in that system are encouraged, especially to the extent that they advance the development of theoretical frameworks and predictive understanding.

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 August 20.

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2013/nsf13535/nsf13535.htm?WT.mc_id=USNSF_25&WT.mc_ev=click

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Title: New Republic through the Modern Era (PUBLISHING-201310, CFDA 89.003)

Sponsor: National Archives and Records Administration (NARA)

Deadline: 9/12/2013

Amount: $250,000

Description/Eligibility: This opportunity is intended for projects preparing publications whose documents fall predominantly after 1820. 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) in the COLA Office of Research and return Proposal Review Form by September 12.

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

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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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