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COLA Grants Digest February 26, 2013

Tue, Feb 26, 2013

COLA Grants Digest: February 26, 2013

Announcement:

Title: NSF Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Grant (DDRIG) Workshop

Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)

Date: 4/5/2013

Where: GEB 3.212 (third floor conference room)

Time: 1:30 – 3 PM

Description/Eligibility: Are you planning to submit an NSF Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Grant (DDRIG) for 2013 submission deadlines? Doctoral students and faculty advisors are invited to attend this session that will provide the information needed to complete an NSF DDRIG grant application; inform you of the procedures to follow to get your application submitted to NSF through various UT offices; walk you through an NSF FastLane application; explain the various components of the full NSF grant proposal; and answer any other questions you have about the DDRIG proposal process.

RSVP: Please RSVP to Kathy Thatcher (thatcher@austin.utexas.edu) by April 1.

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Title: Fulbright-mtvU Awards

Sponsor: Fulbright U.S. Student Program

Deadline: 3/1/2013

Amount: Unspecified

Description/Eligibility: In partnership with mtvU, MTV’s 24-hour college network, the Fulbright fellowship uses music to promote mutual understanding. Up to four Fulbright-mtvU awards will be available. Projects should center around research on an aspect of international musical culture, and should focus on contemporary or popular music as a cultural force for expression or change. Applications will be accepted for any country to which there is an active Fulbright U.S. Student Program for Academic and Arts fields. Preference will be given to recent graduates.

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

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://us.fulbrightonline.org/fulbright-mtvu-awards

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Title: Establishment of a University Partnership in Applied Linguistics with the University of Azad Jammu and Kashmir, Muzaffarbad, Pakistan (SCAPPD-13-CA-045-SCA-02082013, CFDA 1.501)

Sponsor: Department of State (DOS); Bureau of South and Central Asian Affairs

Deadline: 3/1/2013

Amount: $750,000 – $1,000,000

Description/Eligibility: The Public Affairs Section of the U.S. Embassy in Islamabad announces an open competition for a cooperative agreement to establish a University Partnership between a four-year college or university in the U.S. and the University of Azad Jammu and Kashmir, Muzaffarabad, Pakistan in Applied Linguistics with an emphasis on English Language skills. Accredited U.S. four-year colleges and universities may submit proposals to pursue institutional or departmental objectives in partnership with the University of Azad Jammu and Kashmir. Objectives detailed as priorities for this partnership include: collaborative research, curriculum development, faculty exchange, long distance teaching via internet/DVC, and sharing of resources. Faculty exchange programs of one month or one semester are preferred. The means of achieving these objectives is purposefully left broad to encourage the submission of innovative proposals tailored to the international education and research goals of both institutions. Applicants should consult the University of Azad Jammu and Kashmir when developing their proposal.

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 1.

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://www07.grants.gov/search/search.do?&mode=VIEW&oppId=221833  

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Title: Training and Technical Assistance Regional Training Conference (CNCS-COOP02152013; CFDA 94.009)

Sponsor: Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS)

Deadline: 3/7/2013

Amount: $25,000 - $75,000

Description/Eligibility: The focus of this competition is to fund approximately five awards, one per CNCS regional cluster, to deliver training conferences for AmeriCorps programs and Senior Corps projects. CNCS has helped to engage millions of citizens in meeting community and national challenges through service and volunteer action. CNCS seeks to: direct the power of national service to solve a common set of challenges; expand opportunities for all Americans to serve; build the enduring capacity of individuals, organizations and communities to effectively use service and volunteering to solve community problems; and, embrace innovative solutions that work.

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 7.

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://www07.grants.gov/search/search.do?&mode=VIEW&oppId=221234

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Title: Community Grants Program

Sponsor: Land O’Lakes Foundation

Deadline: 3/11/2013

Amount: $5,000 - $25,000

Description/Eligibility: The Land O’Lakes Foundation is currently accepting applications for its 2013 Community Grants program for projects that address hunger, youth and education, civic improvements, and arts and culture in rural 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 11.

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://www.landolakesinc.com/company/corporateresponsibility/foundation/communitygrants/giving/default.aspx

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Title: Establishment of a University Partnership with University of Karachi in Karachi, Pakistan, in Public Policy and Public Administration (SCAPPD-13-CA-049-SCA-02202013; CFDA 19.501)

Sponsor: Department of State (DOS)

Deadline: 3/13/2013

Amount: $750,000 - $1,000,000

Description/Eligibility: This funding opportunity is an open competition for a cooperative agreement to establish a University Partnership between a four-year college or university in the U.S. and the University of Karachi in Public Policy and Public Administration. Accredited U.S. four-year colleges and universities may submit proposals to pursue institutional or departmental objectives in partnership with the University of Karachi. Objectives detailed as priorities for this partnership include: collaborative research, curriculum development, and faculty and student exchange. Faculty exchange programs of one semester and graduate student exchange programs of one month are preferred by the University of Karachi. The means of achieving these objectives is purposefully left broad to encourage the submission of innovative proposals tailored to the international education and research goals of both institutions. Applicants should consult the University of Karachi when developing their proposal.

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 13.

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://www07.grants.gov/search/search.do?&mode=VIEW&oppId=221301

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Title: Fellowships for Visiting Scholars

Sponsor: United States Studies Center at the University of Sydney

Deadline: 4/5/2013

Amount: $20,000 - $40,000

Description/Eligibility: The United States Studies Centre at the University of Sydney invites applicants to apply for Visiting Scholar Fellowships for 2013-14 (June 1 2013 - May 31 2014). A small number of stipends will be available for academics taking leaves from their home institutions and wishing to spend 1-12 months at the US Studies Centre; the funds are meant to supplement sabbatical or other salary.

How to Apply: Apply directly to sponsor. See grant announcement for complete list of materials to be submitted with application. Rhonda Evans Case (evanscaser@austin.utexas.edu), Interim Director of the Edward A. Clark Center for Australian & New Zealand Studies at UT-Austin, asks that you let her know if you apply. 

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://ussc.edu.au/ussc-people/positions-vacant

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Title: Preservation and Access Education and Training (CFDA 45.149)

Sponsor: National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH)

Deadline: 4/10/2013

Amount: $100,000

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

How to Apply: Contact your departmental Grants and Contracts Specialist or Kathy Thatcher (thatcher@austin.utexas.edu) in the COLA Office of Research and return Proposal Review Form by April 10.

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

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

Sponsor: National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH)

Deadline: 4/10/2013

Amount: $100,000

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 10.

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

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Title: Family Self-Sufficiency and Stability Research Scholar Network (HHS-2013-ACF-OPRE-PD-0549, CFDA 93.647)

Sponsor: Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS); Administration for Children and Families

Deadline: 4/29/2013

Amount: $75,000 - $100,0000

Description/Eligibility: Applications are invited for principal investigators to join a network of scholars who will investigate critical issues in family self-sufficiency and stability research. The Family Self-Sufficiency and Stability Research Network (the Network) will be a collaborative enterprise of scholars who undertake research in family self-sufficiency and stability that is both scientifically rigorous and highly relevant to family self-sufficiency programs and research. This project would support cooperative agreements with scholars who will work independently and collectively to undertake a systematic, multi-disciplinary examination of the current gaps in family self-sufficiency and stability policies, programs and existing research; execute research and program evaluation activities in collaboration with state and local human services agencies and community-based organizations; and participate in a multi-disciplinary learning community by collaborating with other members of the Network and affiliated scholars.

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 29.

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://www.acf.hhs.gov/grants/open/foa/view/HHS-2013-ACF-OPRE-PD-0549

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Title: Fellowships (CFDA 45.160)

Sponsor: National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH)

Deadline: 5/1/2013

Amount: Unspecified

Description/Eligibility: Fellowships support individuals pursuing advanced research that is of value to humanities scholars, general audiences, or both. Recipients usually produce articles, monographs, books, digital materials, archaeological site reports, translations, editions, or other scholarly resources in the humanities. Projects may be at any stage of development.

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

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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: Unspecified

Description/Eligibility: These 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. Awards usually result in articles, monographs, books, digital materials, archaeological site reports, translations, editions, or other scholarly resources.

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: Antarctic Artists and Writers Program (NSF 13-540)

Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)

Deadline: 5/10/2013

Amount: Travel and field support only

Description/Eligibility: The Antarctic Artists and Writers Program supports writing and artistic projects specifically designed to increase understanding and appreciation of the Antarctic and of human activities on the southernmost continent. The Antarctic Artists and Writers Program furnishes U.S. Antarctic Program operational support, and round-trip economy air tickets between the United States and the Southern Hemisphere, to artists and writers whose work requires them to be in the Antarctic to complete their proposed project. The Program does not provide any funding to participants, including for such items as salaries, materials, completion of the envisioned works, or any other purpose.

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 10.

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2013/nsf13540/nsf13540.htm?WT.mc_id=USNSF_25&WT.mc_ev=click

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Title: Intelligence Interviewing and Interrogation Research (BAA-202200)

Sponsor: Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI); High Value Detainee Interrogation Group (HIG)

Deadline: 5/13/2013 (White Paper, required); Full Proposals by invitation only

Amount: Unspecified

Description/Eligibility: This funding opportunity solicits proposals for behavioral science research to advance the science and practice of intelligence interviewing and interrogation. See the program solicitation for research areas included for this program.

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 13.

Full Announcement/Contacts: https://www.fbo.gov/?s=opportunity&mode=form&id=456ddaeb8a984dffdc6c3d317efee629&tab=core&_cview=1

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Title: Regional and International Differences in Health and Longevity at Older Ages (R01) (PA-13-125)

Sponsor: National Institutes of Health (NIH), National Institute on Aging (NIA)

Deadline: 5/15/2013

Amount: $500,000

Description/Eligibility: This funding opportunity announcement (FOA) encourages research grant (R01) applications from institutions/organizations proposing to advance knowledge on the reasons behind the divergent trends that have been observed in health and longevity at older ages, both across industrialized nations and across geographical areas in the United States. This FOA is intended to capitalize on provocative findings in the literature which have been insufficiently understood and addressed. It is intended to capitalize on NIA’s investment in the development of cross-nationally comparable datasets that can be harnessed to study these research questions; these include the Health and Retirement Study (HRS), the English Longitudinal Study on Ageing (ELSA), the Survey of Health, Ageing and Retirement in Europe (SHARE), and the Human Mortality Data Base. Applications proposing secondary analysis, calibration of measures across studies, development of innovative survey measures, and linkages to administrative sources are encouraged. Applications are not restricted to projects using the NIA-supported datasets above and may propose research using any relevant 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 May 15.

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/PA-files/PA-13-125.html

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Title: Bridging Cultures Through Film (CFDA 45.164)

Sponsor: National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH)

Deadline: 5/21/2013

Amount: $75,000 (for development); $800,000 (for production)

Description/Eligibility: The Bridging Cultures through Film: International Topics program supports documentary films that examine international and transnational themes in the humanities. These projects are meant to spark Americans’ engagement with the broader world by exploring one or more countries and cultures outside of the United States. Proposed documentaries must be analytical and deeply grounded in humanities scholarship.

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 21.

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://www.neh.gov/grants/public/bridging-cultures-through-film-international-topics

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Title: Regional and International Differences in Health and Longevity at Older Ages (R03) (PA-13-123)

Sponsor: National Institutes of Health (NIH), National Institute on Aging (NIA)

Deadline: 5/29/2013

Amount: $100,000

Description/Eligibility: This funding opportunity announcement (FOA) encourages Small Research Grant Award Grant (R03) applications from institutions/organizations proposing to advance knowledge on the reasons behind the divergent trends that have been observed in health and longevity at older ages, both across industrialized nations and across geographical areas in the United States. This FOA is intended to capitalize on provocative findings in the literature which have been insufficiently understood and addressed. It is intended to capitalize on NIA’s investment in the development of cross-nationally comparable datasets that can be harnessed to study these research questions; these include the Health and Retirement Study (HRS), the English Longitudinal Study on Ageing (ELSA), the Survey of Health, Ageing and Retirement in Europe (SHARE), and the Human Mortality Data Base. Applications proposing secondary analysis, calibration of measures across studies, development of innovative survey measures, and linkages to administrative sources are encouraged. Applications are not restricted to projects using the NIA-supported datasets above and may propose research using any relevant 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 May 29.

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/PA-files/PA-13-123.html

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Title: Regional and International Differences in Health and Longevity at Older Ages (R21) (PA-13-124)

Sponsor: National Institutes of Health (NIH), National Institute on Aging (NIA)

Deadline: 5/29/2013

Amount: $275,000

Description/Eligibility: This funding opportunity announcement (FOA) encourages Exploratory/Developmental Research Grant (R21) applications from institutions/organizations proposing to advance knowledge on the reasons behind the divergent trends that have been observed in health and longevity at older ages, both across industrialized nations and across geographical areas in the United States. This FOA is intended to capitalize on provocative findings in the literature which have been insufficiently understood and addressed. It is intended to capitalize on NIA’s investment in the development of cross-nationally comparable datasets that can be harnessed to study these research questions; these include the Health and Retirement Study (HRS), the English Longitudinal Study on Ageing (ELSA), the Survey of Health, Ageing and Retirement in Europe (SHARE), and the Human Mortality Data Base. Applications proposing secondary analysis, calibration of measures across studies, development of innovative survey measures, and linkages to administrative sources are encouraged. Applications are not restricted to projects using the NIA-supported datasets above and may propose research using any relevant 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 May 29.

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/PA-files/PA-13-124.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

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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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