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COLA Grants Digest: February 19, 2013

posted: Tue, Feb 19, 2013

Title: Dear Colleague Letter: Research Opportunities in Europe for NSF CAREER Awardees (NSF 13.050)

Sponsor: National Science Foundation

Deadline: N/A

Amount: Unspecified

Description/Eligibility: To further scientific and technological cooperation between the European Community and the United States, an implementing arrangement was signed on July 13, 2012 to enable U.S.-based scientists and engineers with NSF-funded CAREER awards and Postdoctoral Research Fellowships to pursue research collaboration with European colleagues supported through EU-funded European Research Council (ERC) grants. Under the arrangement, the ERC Executive Agency (ERCEA) identifies ERC-funded research groups who wish to host CAREER awardees for research visits of up to one year within their ERC funding. This letter invites current CAREER awardees to apply for research visits to any identified, appropriate European research group. Only CAREER awardees with active award may 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 three weeks prior to the date you would like to submit to NSF.

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2013/nsf13050/nsf13050.jsp?WT.mc_id=USNSF_25&WT.mc_ev=click

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Title: Dear Colleague Letter: Research Opportunities in Europe for NSF Postdoctoral Research Fellows (NSF 13.051)

Sponsor: National Science Foundation

Deadline: N/A

Amount: Unspecified

Description/Eligibility: To further scientific and technological cooperation between the European Community and the United States, an implementing arrangement was signed on July 13, 2012 to enable U.S.-based scientists and engineers with NSF-funded CAREER awards and Postdoctoral Research Fellowships to pursue research collaboration with European colleagues supported through EU-funded European Research Council (ERC) grants. Under the arrangement, the ERC Executive Agency (ERCEA) identifies ERC-funded research groups who wish to host NSF Postdoctoral Research Fellows for research visits of up to one year within their ERC funding. Only NSF Postdoctoral Research Fellows with active fellowships are eligible to apply.

How to Apply: Contact your NSF program officer to discuss the proposal visits prior to submitting their requests via email.

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2013/nsf13051/nsf13051.jsp

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Title: Youth Courage Award

Sponsor: Colin Higgins Foundation

Deadline: 2/20/2013

Amount: $5,000 - $10,000

Description/Eligibility: The Global Connections program, an initiative of the New York City-based Theatre Communications Group, is accepting proposals from theater organizations and individual artists in support of collaborations between U.S.-based artists and their colleagues around the world. The program offers travel and project development grants, including On the Road grants of up to $5,000 to foster new relationships and facilitate cultural change with international colleagues and In the Lab grants of $10,000 to further pre-existing international collaborations by supporting residencies that either advance the development of a piece or explore elements leading to a full production.

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 20.

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

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Title: Cultural Data Project Request for Proposals

Sponsor: New York Community Trust

Deadline: 2/28/2013

Amount: $10,000 - $25,000

Description/Eligibility: The Cultural Data Project (CDP) is a robust data set with newly available information on more than 2,600 arts groups in New York State, including more than 1,700 in New York City. Applicants to the Arts & Culture Research Fund (The Fund) should propose research projects that use CDP data for analyses of the arts and cultural sector in New York communities. Research areas of particular interest are: the economic impact of the creative sector; employment trends in the creative sector; the impact of arts education; and the impact of cultural tourism. Because the Fund welcomes applications that represent a broad range of research questions, proposals for additional topics also will be considered.

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 28.

 Full Announcement/Contacts: http://www.nycommunitytrust.org/tabid/728/Default.aspx

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Title: International Labor Rights Programs in Cameroon and Pakistan (DRLA-DRLAQM-13-019, CFDA 19.345)

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

Deadline: 2/28/2013

Amount: $200,000 - $400,000

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 Cameroon and Pakistan.

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 28.

Full Announcement/Contacts: https://www.grantsolutions.gov/gs/preaward/previewPublicAnnouncement.do?id=16523

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Title: Agriculture and Food Research Initiative – Childhood Obesity Prevention (USDA-NIFA-AFRI-004156, CFDA10.310)

Sponsor: U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)

Deadline: 3/21/2013

Amount: $5,000,000

Description/Eligibility: This challenge area focuses on the societal challenge to end obesity among children, the number one nutrition-related problem in the US. Food is an integral part of the process that leads to obesity and USDA has a unique responsibility for the food system in the United States. This program is designed to achieve the long-term outcome of reducing the prevalence of overweight and obesity among children and adolescents 2-19 years. The Childhood Obesity Program supports multi-function integrated research, education, and/or extension projects and food and agricultural science enhancement (FASE) grants.

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 21.

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://www07.grants.gov/search/search.do?&mode=VIEW&oppId=219773

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Title: Offender Reentry Program (TI-13-007; CFDA 93.243)

Sponsor: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)

Deadline: 3/26/2013

Amount: $430,000

Description/Eligibility: The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, Center for Substance Abuse Treatment is accepting applications for fiscal year 2013 for the Offender Reentry Program grants. The purpose of this program is to expand and/or enhance substance abuse treatment and related recovery and reentry services to sentenced adult offenders returning to the community from incarceration for criminal offenses. Applicants are expected to form stakeholder partnerships that will plan, develop and provide a transition from incarceration to community-based substance abuse treatment and related reentry services. Because reentry transition must begin in the correctional facility before release, limited funding may be used for certain activities in institutional correctional settings in addition to the expected community-based services.

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 26.

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://www.samhsa.gov/grants/2013/ti-13-007.aspx

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Title: Public Fellows

Sponsor: American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS)

Deadline: 3/27/2013

Amount: $65,000

Description/Eligibility: ACLS invites applications for the third competition of the Public Fellows program. The program will place 20 recent Ph.D.s from the humanities and humanistic social sciences in two-year staff positions at partnering organizations in government and the nonprofit sector. Fellows will participate in the substantive work of these organizations and receive professional mentoring.

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.acls.org/programs/publicfellows/

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Title: Mountain Conservation Projects

Sponsor: Mountaineers Foundation

Deadline: 4/10/2013

Amount: $5,000

Description/Eligibility: The Mountaineers Foundation seeks proposals from nonprofit organizations for projects that promote the study of the mountains, forests, and streams of the Pacific Northwest and contribute to preserving the region's natural beauty and ecological integrity. Topics accepted include research about the natural environment: studies that will yield new data aimed at protecting Northwest wilderness and wildlife; biologic, economic, legal, or policy studies; direct educational programs and materials related to environmental preservation; lectures, conferences, seminars; written or audiovisual awareness materials; curriculum or other instructional materials; and publication of conference proceedings, journal articles. Other fundable projects include 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) in the COLA Office of Research 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: Desistance from Crime Over the Life Course (NIJ-2012-3168, CFDA 16.560)

Sponsor: National Institute of Justice (NIJ)

Deadline: 4/18/13

Amount: $500,000

Description/Eligibility: This solicitation seeks proposals to conduct research that enhances knowledge of the process of desistance from crime. NIJ encourages applicants to submit proposals for bold, innovative approaches to enhancing understanding of the processes underlying desistance from crime. Several areas in need of research have been identified in the solicitation. However, applications are not limited to the specified topics.

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 18.

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://www07.grants.gov/search/search.do?oppId=151233&mode=VIEW

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Title: Enhancing Access to Radio Spectrum (EARS) (NSF 13-539)

Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)

Deadline: 4/23/2013

Amount: $1,200,000

Description/Eligibility: It is the intent of the EARS program to develop a broad portfolio across the various topical areas in physical sciences, engineering, computer and information science, mathematics, and social, behavioral, and economic sciences. New areas of collaboration are strongly encouraged. The aim of the EARS program is to support projects for which the collective effort by a group of researchers with complementary expertise is necessary to reach the scientific goals. The researchers in the group may come from more than one institution or organization. Awards made under EARS are intended to foster synergy between the disciplines and between the researchers in the group that cannot easily be achieved with individual grants.

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 23.

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2013/nsf13539/nsf13539.htm?WT.mc_id=USNSF_25&WT.mc_ev=click

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Title: Digging into Data Challenge

Sponsor: Multiple sponsors

Deadline: 4/24/2013

Amount: $125,000 - $175,000

Description/Eligibility: On behalf of ten research funders representing Canada, the Netherlands, the United Kingdom, and the United States, we invite you to apply for Round Three of the Digging into Data Challenge. The Digging into Data Challenge aims to address how "big data" changes the research landscape for the humanities and social sciences. Now that we have massive databases of materials available for research in the humanities and the social sciences—ranging from digitized books, newspapers, and music to information generated by Internet-based activities and mobile communications, administrative data from public agencies, and customer databases from private sector organizations—what new, computationally-based research methods might we apply? Now, going into the third round of the competition, the Digging into Data Challenge has funded a wide variety of projects that explore how computationally intensive research methods can be used to ask new questions about and gain new insights into our world.

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 April 24.

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

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Title: Fellowships for Advanced Social Science Research on Japan (CFDA 45.160)

Sponsor: National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH)

Deadline: 5/1/2013

Amount: $50,400

Description/Eligibility: Awards support research on modern Japanese society and political economy, Japan's international relations, and U.S.-Japan relations. The program encourages innovative research that puts these subjects in wider regional and global contexts and is comparative and contemporary in nature. Research should contribute to scholarly knowledge or to the general public’s understanding of issues of concern to Japan and the United States. Appropriate disciplines for the research include anthropology, economics, geography, history, international relations, linguistics, political science, psychology, public administration, and sociology.

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.neh.gov/grants/research/fellowships-advanced-social-science-research-japan

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Title: Holberg International Memorial Prize

Sponsor: Ludvig Holberg Memorial Fund

Deadline: 6/15/2013

Amount: ~$790,000

Description/Eligibility: The Board of the Ludvig Holberg Memorial Fund invites nominations for the Holberg International Memorial Prize 2014 for outstanding scholarly work in the fields of the arts and humanities, social science, law and theology. The prize winner must have had a decisive influence on international research, either within these fields or through interdisciplinary work. Scholars holding a senior position at universities and other research institutions within above mentioned academic fields are entitled to nominate candidates for the Holberg International Memorial Prize.

How to Apply:  Submit nomination directly to sponsor by June 15. See award nomination announcement for complete list of materials to be submitted with application.

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://holbergprisen.no/en/nomination.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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