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COLA Grants Digest: March 5, 2013

Tue, Mar 5, 2013

COLA Grants Digest: March 5, 2013

Announcement:

NSF Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Grant (DDRIG) Workshop

Friday, April 12, 2013, 1:30 – 3:00 PM

GEB 4.214 (4th floor conference room)

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 8.

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Title: Sri Lanka Human Rights Programs (DRLA-DRLAQM-13-023, CFDA 19.345)

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

Deadline: 3/8/2013

Amount: $300,000-$500,000

Description/Eligibility: The Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor (DRL) announces a Request for Proposals from organizations interested in submitting proposals for projects that promote democracy, human rights, and rule of law in Sri Lanka. DRL invites organizations to submit proposals outlining program concepts and capacity to manage projects targeting the following issues: Increasing Support and Safety for Journalists, and Facilitating Reconciliation.

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 8.

Full Announcement/Contacts: https://www.grantsolutions.gov/gs/preaward/previewPublicAnnouncement.do?id=16642

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Title: Youth Ambassadors Program with South America and Haiti (ECA-PE-C-PY-13-42, CFDA 19.415)

Sponsor: Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA)

Deadline: 3/8/2013

Amount: $250,000-$1,500,000

Description/Eligibility: The Office of Citizen Exchanges, Youth Programs Division, of the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) announces an open competition for the Youth Ambassadors Program with South America and Haiti. Eligible organizations may submit proposals to recruit and select youth and adult participants, to provide the participants with three-week exchanges focused on civic education, community service, and youth leadership development, and to support follow-on projects in their home communities. Exchange delegations will travel from 10 South American countries and Haiti to the United States, and U.S. exchange delegations will travel to select countries.

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 8.

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://www07.grants.gov/search/search.do?&mode=VIEW&oppId=220973

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Title: Byrd Postdoctoral Fellowship Program

Sponsor: Byrd Polar Research Center, The Ohio State University

Deadline: 3/15/2013

Amount: $42,000 per year + travel

Description/Eligibility: This program provides fellowships at The Ohio State University for postdoctoral researchers with superior academic backgrounds who are pursuing advanced research on topics relevant to polar and alpine environments. Postdoctoral fellows must have received their Ph.D. within five years of selection. Except for fieldwork and other research activities that require absence from campus, Byrd Fellows are expected to be in residence at the Byrd Polar Research Center (BPRC) during the tenure of their fellowship.

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

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://bprc.osu.edu/byrdfellow/

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Title: AAUW Austin Branch Fellowships

Sponsor: American Association of University Women(AAUW) Austin Branch

Deadline: 3/18/2013

Amount: $2,000+

Description/Eligibility: For the 2013-2014 academic year, AAUW Austin Branch will award 2-4 fellowships, each in the amount of at least $2,000, to female doctoral candidates at The University of Texas at Austin. The only eligibility requirements are (1) formal admission to doctoral candidacy at The University of Texas at Austin, and (2) cumulative graduate school grade point average of 3.5 or better. Women pursuing doctoral studies in all fields are encouraged to apply. Both USA citizens and non-citizens are eligible.

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

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://austin-tx.aauw.net/special-projects/fellowships/

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Title: Statements of Interest and Capacity (SOIC) (CSO-OSI-13-001, CFDA 19.700)

Sponsor: Department of State, Bureau of Conflict Stabilization Operations (CSO)

Deadline: 3/21/2013

Amount: $0

Description/Eligibility: CSO is pleased to issue this request for SOIC from organizations with the capacity to implement projects and programs that are innovative, agile and impactful to assist CSO with its various worldwide missions as they arise. Organizations which have submitted acceptable SOICs will be registered and placed on a list maintained by CSO. Pre-qualified organizations may be invited at any time in the next 5 years to submit a proposal to respond to a specific CSO engagement need or other activity that would benefit from partnering with a non-Federal government organization.

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=223435

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Title: Travel Grants

Sponsor: The Hartman Center, Duke University

Deadline: 3/29/2013

Amount: $750

Description/Eligibility: The Hartman Center provides yearly travel grants for faculty, students, and independent scholars interested in the holdings found at the Center.  The program supports research of sales, advertising and marketing history.

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

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://library.duke.edu/rubenstein/hartman/travel-grants/index.html

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Title: ETD Innovation and Leadership Awards

Sponsor: Networked Digital Library of Theses and Dissertations (NDLTD)

Deadline: 4/15/2013

Amount: Unspecified

Description/Eligibility: The Networked Digital Library of Theses and Dissertations (NDLTD) consortium is pleased to announce the 2013 ETD Awards program. We invite all NDLTD members to nominate individuals they feel deserve the recognition. The awards include several categories of appreciation: the Innovative ETD Award recognizes student efforts to transform the genre of the print dissertation through the use of innovative software to create multimedia ETDs; the Innovative Learning through ETDs Award recognizes a graduate whose professional life has been enhanced by the ETD process; the ETD Leadership Award recognizes members of the university community whose leadership and vision has helped raise awareness of the benefits of ETDs and whose efforts have improved graduate education and research through the use of ETDs. The awards will be presented at the ETD 2013 Symposium to be held September 23 - 27, 2013 at the Hong Kong Central Library auditorium in Causeway Bay located on Hong Kong Island.

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.ndltd.org/events_and_awards/awards/call-for-nominations-ndltd-etd-awards-2013

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Title: Grants

Sponsor: Entertainment Software Association Foundation

Deadline: 4/24/2013

Amount: $50,000

Description/Eligibility: The Entertainment Software Association Foundation is seeking proposals for projects that use innovative technology and/or computer and video games to positively shape the lives of youth in the United States. The foundation supports geographically diverse projects and programs that benefit boys and girls of all races and religions. Eligible projects must be implemented or available nationwide (or at a minimum in two or more states) and serve American youth between the ages of 7 and 18. In addition, projects must provide programs and services that utilize technology and/or computer and video games for educational purposes

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.esafoundation.org/application.asp

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Title: Research Experience for Undergraduate Students (REU) Site Proposals with Antarctic Access Component (REU) (NSF 13-542)

Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)

Deadline: 5/3/2013

Amount: $70,000-$120,000

Description/Eligibility: Research experience is one of the most effective avenues for attracting students to and retaining them in science and engineering, and for preparing them for careers in these fields. The REU program, through both Sites and Supplements, aims to provide appropriate and valuable educational experiences for undergraduate students through participation in research. REU projects involve students in meaningful ways in ongoing research programs or in research projects specifically designed for the REU program. REU projects feature high-quality interaction of students with faculty and/or other research mentors and access to appropriate facilities and professional development opportunities. REU projects may be carried out during the summer months, during the academic year, or both. Three years is the typical duration for REU Site awards in most NSF directorates; however, a duration of up to five years may be allowed in some cases. The term of REU Supplements may not exceed that of the underlying research 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 May 3.

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://www.nsf.gov/publications/pub_summ.jsp?WT.z_pims_id=5517&ods_key=nsf13542

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Title: Research Experience for Undergraduate Students (REU) Supplement Proposals with Antarctic Access Component (REU) (NSF 13-542)

Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)

Deadline: 5/3/2013

Amount: $1,200 per student

Description/Eligibility: Research experience is one of the most effective avenues for attracting students to and retaining them in science and engineering, and for preparing them for careers in these fields. The REU program, through both Sites and Supplements, aims to provide appropriate and valuable educational experiences for undergraduate students through participation in research. REU projects involve students in meaningful ways in ongoing research programs or in research projects specifically designed for the REU program. REU projects feature high-quality interaction of students with faculty and/or other research mentors and access to appropriate facilities and professional development opportunities. REU projects may be carried out during the summer months, during the academic year, or both. The term of REU Supplements may not exceed that of the underlying research 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 May 3.

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://www.nsf.gov/publications/pub_summ.jsp?WT.z_pims_id=5517&ods_key=nsf13542

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Title: Smart and Connected Health (SCH) (NSF 13-543), Exploratory Projects (EXP)

Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)

Deadline: 5/7/2013

Amount: $170,000/yr. (1-3 yrs.)

Description/Eligibility: The goal the SCH Program is to accelerate the development and use of innovative approaches that would support the much needed transformation of healthcare from reactive and hospital-centered to preventive, proactive, evidence-based, person-centered and focused on well-being rather than disease. Exploratory Projects (EXP) investigate the proof-of-concept or feasibility of a novel technology, processes, and approaches to promote smart and connected health. These proposed projects with lower budgets are well suited to one or two investigators (PI and one co-PI or other Senior Personnel) and at least one student and/or postdoc.

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 7.

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2013/nsf13543/nsf13543.htm?WT.mc_id=USNSF_25&WT.mc_ev=click

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Title: Smart and Connected Health (SCH) (NSF 13-543), Integrative Projects (INT)

Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)

Deadline: 5/13/2013

Amount: $370,000/yr. (up to 4 yrs.)

Description/Eligibility: The goal the SCH Program is to accelerate the development and use of innovative approaches that would support the much needed transformation of healthcare from reactive and hospital-centered to preventive, proactive, evidence-based, person-centered and focused on well-being rather than disease. Integrative projects (INT) undertake research addressing key application areas by solving problems in multiple scientific and engineering domains, incorporating at least two out of the three areas of CISE, ENG, and SBE. Projects with this broader scope are expected to include several students and postdocs, and should make a convincing case that the collaborative contributions of the project team will be greater than the sum of each of their individual contributions.

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: http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2013/nsf13543/nsf13543.htm?WT.mc_id=USNSF_25&WT.mc_ev=click

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Title: Understanding and Promoting Health Literacy (R01) (PAR-13-130)

Sponsor: Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS)

Deadline: 5/13/2013

Amount: Not limited, 1-5 yrs.

Description/Eligibility: The goal of this program announcement is to encourage methodological, intervention and dissemination research for understanding and promoting health literacy. Health literacy is defined as the degree to which individuals have the capacity to obtain, process, and understand basic health information and services needed to make appropriate health decisions (Ratzan and Parker, 2000). 

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: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-13-130.html

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

Sponsor: Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS)

Deadline: 5/17/2013 (Letter of Intent, optional), 5/27/2013 (Full Proposal)

Amount: $275,000/2 yrs.

Description/Eligibility: This Funding Opportunity Announcement encourages investigators to submit research grant applications that will identify, develop, evaluate and refine effective and efficient methods, systems, infrastructures, and strategies to disseminate and implement research-tested health behavior change interventions, evidence-based prevention, early detection, diagnostic, treatment and management, and quality of life improvement services, and data monitoring and surveillance reporting tools into public health and clinical practice settings that focus on patient outcomes. 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: Submit Letter of Intent directly to sponsor by May 17 per instructions in online solicitation. 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/PAR-13-054.html

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

Sponsor: Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS)

Deadline: 5/17/2013 (Letter of Intent, optional), 5/27/2013 (Full Proposal)

Amount: $100,000/2yrs.

Description/Eligibility: This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) encourages investigators to submit research grant applications that will identify, develop, evaluate and refine effective and efficient methods, systems, infrastructures, and strategies to disseminate and implement research-tested health behavior change interventions, evidence-based prevention, early detection, diagnostic, treatment and management, and quality of life improvement services, and data monitoring and surveillance reporting tools into public health and clinical practice settings that focus on patient outcomes. The R03 grant mechanism will support small research projects that can be carried out in a short period of time with limited resources. 

How to Apply: Submit Letter of Intent directly to sponsor by May 17 per instructions in online solicitation. 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/PAR-13-056.html

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Title: Understanding and Promoting Health Literacy (R03) (PAR-13-131)

Sponsor: Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS)

Deadline: 5/27/2013

Amount: $100,000/2yrs.

Description/Eligibility: The goal of this program announcement is to encourage methodological, intervention and dissemination research for understanding and promoting health literacy. Health literacy is defined as the degree to which individuals have the capacity to obtain, process, and understand basic health information and services needed to make appropriate health decisions (Ratzan and Parker, 2000). The R03 grant mechanism will support small research projects that can be carried out in a short period of time with limited resources. 

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/PAR-13-131.html

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Title: Understanding and Promoting Health Literacy (R21) (PAR-13-132)

Sponsor: Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS)

Deadline: 5/27/2013

Amount: $275,000/2 yrs.

Description/Eligibility: The goal of this program announcement is to encourage methodological, intervention and dissemination research for understanding and promoting health literacy. Health literacy is defined as the degree to which individuals have the capacity to obtain, process, and understand basic health information and services needed to make appropriate health decisions (Ratzan and Parker, 2000). The R03 grant mechanism will support small research projects that can be carried out in a short period of time with limited resources.

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/PAR-13-132.html

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Title: Furthermore Grants in Publishing

Sponsor: J.M. Kaplan Fund

Deadline: 8/23/2013

Amount: $500-$15,000

Description/Eligibility: The J.M. Kaplan Fund's Furthermore program supports nonfiction book publishing about the urban experience; natural and historic resources; art, architecture, and design; cultural history; and civil liberties and other public issues. The program seeks work that appeals to an informed general audience; demonstrates evidence of high standards in editing, design, and production; promises a reasonable shelf life; might not otherwise achieve top quality or even come into being; and "represents a contribution without which we would be the poorer." Individual grants range from $500 to approximately $15,000 and may be used to support writing, research, editing, design, indexing, photography, illustration, and/or printing and binding.

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 August 23.

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

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Title: Short-term Mentored Career Enhancement Awards in the Basic Behavioral and Social Sciences: Cross-Training at the Intersection of Animal Models and Human Investigation (K18) (RFA-DA-14-002)

Sponsor: Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS)

Deadline: 11/1/2013

Amount: Salary (3-6 mo.) + $20,000 (research expenses, direct costs)

Description/Eligibility: This funding opportunity announcement (FOA), issued by the NIH Basic Behavioral & Social Science Opportunity Network (OppNet), invites applications for short-term mentored career enhancement (K18) awards in basic behavioral and social sciences research (b-BSSR).  This funding mechanism will support development of research capability in b-BSSR, with specific emphasis on cross-training and establishing collaborations between researchers with expertise in animal models of basic behavioral and social processes and those studying similar or related processes in human subjects. Basic research using any non-human species or with human subjects in laboratory- or field-based settings is appropriate for this FOA.  Eligible candidates for this K18 will be either: (a) scientists conducting b-BSSR in animal models who seek training in the study of similar or related behavioral or social processes in humans; or (b) investigators conducting b-BSSR in human subjects who seek training in the study of similar or related processes in animal models.  Candidates may be at any rank or level of research/academic development beyond three years of postdoctoral experience.

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 November 1.

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-DA-14-002.html

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Title: Global Development Alliance (GDA) Annual Program Statement (APS) (APS-OAA-13-000003, CFDA 98.011)

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

Deadline: 12/1/2013 (Proposals accepted on a rolling basis through this date)

Amount: Unspecified

Description/Eligibility: The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) is committed to increasing the sustainable impact of our development assistance programs through strategic alliances with the private sector. Such alliances enable the Agency to leverage private sector markets, expertise, interests, and assets in a manner that solves critical development problems and promotes effective market led development. They also enable the private sector to leverage USAID’s expertise, assets and working relationships in a manner that advances business success and fosters the broader economic growth and poverty reduction that is vital to sustaining such success. Through strategic and ongoing collaboration, the private sector and USAID are better able to increase the impact, reach, efficiency, and effectiveness of our respective investments in developing countries worldwide. This Global Development Alliance (GDA) Annual Program Statement (APS) is designed to catalyze, facilitate and support such collaboration. Note: a GDA must mobilize private sector expertise, contributions and resources on at least a 1:1 basis.

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 before you intend to submit, any time before December 1.

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://www07.grants.gov/search/search.do?&mode=VIEW&oppId=223974

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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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