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COLA Grants Digest March 12, 2013

posted: Tue, Mar 12, 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: Perception, Action & Cognition (PAC), Workshop and Conference Proposals (PD 09-7252)

Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)

Deadline: 3/25/2013

Amount: Unspecified 

Description/Eligibility: Supports research on perception, action and cognition. Emphasis is on research strongly grounded in theory. Central research topics for consideration by the Perception, Action, and Cognition panel include vision, audition, haptics, attention, memory, reasoning, written and spoken discourse, and motor control. The program encompasses a wide range of theoretical perspectives, such as symbolic computation, connectionism, ecological, nonlinear dynamics, and complex systems, and a variety of methodologies including both experimental studies and modeling. The PAC program is open to co-review of proposals submitted to other programs (e.g., Linguistics, Developmental and Learning Sciences, Cognitive Neuroscience, etc). Proposals may involve clinical populations, animals, or computational modeling only if the work has direct impact on basic issues of human perception, action, or cognition.

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 25.

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=5686&org=NSF&sel_org=NSF&from=fund

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Title: Applying Behavioral Economics to Perplexing Health and Health Care Challenges

Sponsor: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF)

Deadline: 3/27/2013

Amount: $200,000 (up to 2 yrs.)

Description/Eligibility: Through this solicitation, we seek innovative proposals that apply the principles and frameworks of behavioral economics to persistent and perplexing health and health care problems. We hope to discover new interventions and insight that have potential to dramatically improve the way health care is delivered and health is promoted and preserved. We are particularly interested in supporting experiments that test innovative solutions to the challenge of reducing the use of low-value services in health care. This problem is particularly important given the rising costs and unaffordability of health care in the United States, but has been difficult to impact in part due to perverse incentives in a fee-for-service environment.

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 27.

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://pweb1.rwjf.org/applications/solicited/cfp.jsp?ID=21420&cid=XEM_A6920

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Title: Grant Program

Sponsor: Harpo Foundation

Deadline: 4/5/2013 (Letter of Inquiry); 5/24/2013 (Full Proposal)

Amount: $10,000

Description/Eligibility: The foundation considers proposals that directly support the production of new work by visual artists and/or collaborative teams who are under recognized by the field. This production may happen in the context of an installation, public intervention, residency, or exhibition. In its grantmaking, Harpo Foundation prioritizes projects that advance and cross the boundaries of visual media and artistic disciplines. Proposals are evaluated on the basis of the quality of the artist’s work, the potential to expand aesthetic inquiry, and the strength of its relationship to the foundation’s priority to provide support to visual artists who are under recognized by the field.

How to Apply: Submit online Letter of Inquiry for Organizations and Fiscal Sponsors directly to foundation. 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 May 24 if invited to submit a full proposal.

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://www.harpofoundation.org/grant-program-overview/

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Title: Post-Ph.D. Research Grants

Sponsor: Wenner-Gren Foundation

Deadline: 4/10/2013

Amount: $20,000

Description/Eligibility: Post-Ph.D. Research Grants are awarded to individuals holding a Ph.D. or equivalent degree to support individual research projects. The program contributes to the Foundation's overall mission to support basic research in anthropology and to ensure that the discipline continues to be a source of vibrant and significant work that furthers our understanding of humanity's cultural and biological origins, development, and variation. The Foundation supports research that demonstrates a clear link to anthropological theory and debates, and promises to make a solid contribution to advancing these ideas. There is no preference for any methodology, research location, or subfield. The Foundation particularly welcomes proposals that employ a comparative perspective, can generate innovative approaches or ideas, and/or integrate two or more subfields. 

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.wennergren.org/programs/post-phd-research-grants

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Title: Bogliasco Fellowship Program

Sponsor: Bogliasco Foundation

Deadline: 4/15/2013

Amount: Room and board 

Description/Eligibility: Bogliasco Fellowships are awarded, without regard to nationality, to qualified persons doing advanced creative work or scholarly research in Archaeology, Architecture, Classics, Dance, Film/Video, History, Landscape Architecture, Literature, Music, Philosophy, Theater, and Visual Arts. In the Arts, the Study Center welcomes persons doing both creative and scholarly work (such as Art History, Musicology, Film Criticism, and so on). Approximately 50 Bogliasco Fellowships are awarded each year. They are scheduled during the two semesters of the traditional academic year. During their stay at the Study Center, Bogliasco Fellows and accompanying spouses/companions are provided with living quarters (bedroom with private bath) and full board. Fellows are assigned separate private studios. the cost of transportation to and from the Study Center is the responsibility of the Fellows, as are all other personal expenses incurred during the Fellowship period.

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.bfny.org/english/fellowships.cfm

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Title: Guest Artist Initiative Program

Sponsor: Stage Directors and Choreographers Foundation (SDCF)

Deadline: 4/22/2013

Amount: $5,000

Description/Eligibility: Through this program, SDCF facilitates and funds the hiring of professional SDC Directors and Choreographers to helm theatre productions at universities and colleges across the country. American colleges and universities may apply for matching funds of up to $5,000 for a Guest Artist Fee for a director or choreographer for a specific project.

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 22.

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://www.sdcweb.org/foundation/guest-artist-initiative-program/

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Title: Research and Evaluation on Children Exposed to Violence (NIJ-2013-3469, CFDA 16.561)

Sponsor: National Institute of Justice (NIJ)

Deadline: 4/29/2013

Amount: $500,000 (up to 3 yrs.)

Description/Eligibility: NIJ is seeking multidisciplinary research and evaluation proposals related to childhood exposure to violence. In particular, NIJ seeks applications that address polyvictimization, Internet harassment/electronic aggression (e.g, bullying through Facebook, harassing e-mails), resilience, or justice system responses to children identified as being exposed to violence. For the purposes of this solicitation, “Children Exposed to Violence (CEV)” encompasses a broad area that includes children as both direct victims and as bystanders or observers of various forms of violence in the home, school, or community (including, but not limited to, peer victimization/bullying/harassment, child maltreatment, domestic violence, and community violence). This solicitation may be used to address other types of violence to which children are exposed, with the exception of media violence (e.g., television and movie violence, music advocating aggression, and violent video games).

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: https://www.ncjrs.gov/pdffiles1/nij/sl001042.pdf

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Title: Research on Violent Victimization (NIJ-2013-3467, CFDA 16.561)

Sponsor: National Institute of Justice (NIJ)

Deadline: 4/29/2013

Amount: $2,000,000 (for multiple awards, up to 3 yrs.)

Description/Eligibility: NIJ seeks proposals for research and evaluation related to violent victimization. Research proposed may be focused at the Federal, State, local, tribal, juvenile justice policy and/or practice level. NIJ is particularly interested in proposals examining one or more of the following topics: 1) Intersection of race, ethnicity, and violent victimization. 2) Effectiveness of services for victims of violent crime. 3) Victim/Offender overlap as it pertains to violent crime. 4) Sexual orientation and/or gender identity and violent victimization. 

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: https://www.ncjrs.gov/pdffiles1/nij/sl001040.pdf

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Title: Research and Evaluation on Abuse, Neglect, and Exploitation of Elderly Individuals (NIJ-2013-3459, CFDA 16.561)

Sponsor: National Institute of Justice (NIJ)

Deadline: 4/29/2013

Amount: $1,000,000 (max, up to 3 yrs.)

Description/Eligibility: With this solicitation, NIJ seeks applications for funding of research and evaluation related to abuse, neglect, and exploitation of elderly individuals and residents of residential care facilities. Research proposed may be focused at the State, local, tribal, Federal, or juvenile criminal justice policy, and practice levels.

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: https://www.ncjrs.gov/pdffiles1/nij/sl001043.pdf

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Title: Building and Enhancing Criminal Justice Researcher-Practitioner Partnerships (NIJ-2013-3468, CFDA 16.560)

Sponsor: National Institute of Justice (NIJ)

Deadline: 5/10/2013

Amount: ~$500,000

Description/Eligibility: NIJ seeks proposals for criminal justice research and evaluation that include a researcher-practitioner partnership component. Within the context of the proposed research or evaluation project, the partnerships can be new or ongoing. Results from these projects should lead to better criminal justice policy, practice, and research, including for the participating practitioner partner. NIJ intends to support criminal justice research in two areas related to new and ongoing researcher-practitioner collaborations. Proposals should fall under one of the following program areas: 1) Junior Faculty Grant Program to Promote Criminal Justice Researcher-Practitioner Partnerships, and 2) Criminal Justice Researcher-Practitioner Fellowship Placement 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 10.

Full Announcement/Contacts: https://www.ncjrs.gov/pdffiles1/nij/sl001041.pdf

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Title: Evaluation Research on Police and Technology in Schools (NIJ-2013-3458, CFDA 16.560)

Sponsor: National Institute of Justice (NIJ)

Deadline: 5/13/2013

Amount: $500,000 (up to 3 yrs.) 

Description/Eligibility: NIJ seeks proposals for research to evaluate the use of police and technology in schools. The proposed research should be comprehensive and include assessment of aspects such as school ecology, culture, climate, and social capital in addition to outcomes and other impacts. Logic models should be provided and include assessment of implementation processes and outputs and proximal and distal outcomes. A cost-benefit component should be included as part of the proposed research design. Multi-method, multi-measurement, and multiple year projects will be given priority in funding. Administrative agreements with participating school districts are required and should be provided in the funding application.

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.ncjrs.gov/pdffiles1/nij/sl001044.pdf

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Title: Bioengineering Research Grants (BRG) (R01) (PAR-13-137)

Sponsor: National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Deadline: 5/15/2013

Amount: ~$500,000/yr., 4-5 yrs.

Description/Eligibility: The purpose of this funding opportunity announcement is to encourage collaborations between the life and physical sciences that: 1) apply a multidisciplinary bioengineering approach to the solution of a biomedical problem; and 2) integrate, optimize, validate, translate or otherwise accelerate the adoption of promising tools, methods and techniques for a specific research or clinical problem in basic, translational, or clinical science and practice. An application may propose design-directed, developmental, discovery-driven, or hypothesis-driven research and is appropriate for small teams applying an integrative approach that can increase our understanding of and solve problems in biological, clinical or translational science.

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/PAR-13-137.html

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Title: Translational Research to Help Older Adults Maintain their Health and Independence in the Community (R01) (PA-11-123)

Sponsor: National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Deadline: 5/15/2013

Amount: ~$500,000/yr., 4-5 yrs.

Description/Eligibility: The National Institute on Aging (NIA) and the Administration on Aging (AoA) invite applications using the R01 award mechanism for translational research that moves evidence-based research findings towards the development of new interventions, programs, policies, practices, and tools that can be used by community-based organizations to help elderly individuals remain healthy and independent, and living in their own homes and communities.  The goal of this FOA is to support translational research involving collaborations between academic research centers and community-based organizations with expertise serving the elderly (such as city and state health departments, city/town leadership councils, and Area Agencies on Aging) that will enhance our understanding of practical tools, techniques, programs and policies that communities across the nation can use to more effectively respond to needs of their aging populations.

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-11-123.html

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Title: Predictive Multiscale Models for Biomedical, Biological, Behavioral, Environmental and Clinical Research (Interagency U01) (PAR-11-203)

Sponsor: National Institutes of Health (NIH)

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

Amount: $200,000-$400,000/yr. (direct costs)

Description/Eligibility: The goal of this interagency funding opportunity announcement (FOA) is to support the development of multiscale models to accelerate biological, biomedical, behavioral, environmental and clinical research.  The NIH, DOE, FDA, and NSF recognize that to efficiently and effectively address the challenges of understanding multiscale biological and behavioral systems, researchers will need predictive, computational models that encompass multiple biological and behavioral scales.  This FOA also encourages the development of new, non-standard modeling methods and experimental approaches to facilitate multiscale modeling.

How to Apply: Submit Letter of Intent directly to sponsor by May 17. 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-11-203.html

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Title: Geoinformatics (GI) (NSF 11-581)

Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)

Deadline: 6/10/2013

Amount: ~$500,000

Description/Eligibility: The Division of Earth Sciences (EAR) will consider proposals for the development of cyberinfrastructure for the geosciences (Geoinformatics). EAR seeks the development and implementation of enabling information technology with impacts that extend beyond an individual investigator or small group of investigators and that facilitates the next generation of geosciences research. Proposals to this solicitation may seek support for community-driven development and implementation of databases; tools for data integration, interoperability, and visualization; software development and code hardening; and data-intensive/new computing methodologies that support the enhancement of geosciences research and education activities. Collaboration with computational scientists and the development of public/private partnerships are strongly 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 June 10.

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://nsf.gov/pubs/2011/nsf11581/nsf11581.htm

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Title: Research Grants

Sponsor: Leakey Foundation

Deadline: 6/24/2013

Amount: $3,000-$22,000

Description/Eligibility: The Foundation exclusively funds research related specifically to human origins, including paleoanthropology, primate behavior, and studies of modern hunter-gatherer groups. The majority of the Foundation’s Research Grants to doctoral student are in the $3,000-$13,500 range; however, larger grants, especially to senior scientists and post-doctoral students, may be funded up to $22,000. 

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 June 24.

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-11-203.html

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Title: Perception, Action & Cognition (PAC), Research Proposals (PD 09-7252)

Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)

Deadline: 7/11/2013

Amount: Unspecified

Description/Eligibility: Supports research on perception, action and cognition. Emphasis is on research strongly grounded in theory. Central research topics for consideration by the Perception, Action, and Cognition panel include vision, audition, haptics, attention, memory, reasoning, written and spoken discourse, and motor control. The program encompasses a wide range of theoretical perspectives, such as symbolic computation, connectionism, ecological, nonlinear dynamics, and complex systems, and a variety of methodologies including both experimental studies and modeling. The PAC program is open to co-review of proposals submitted to other programs (e.g., Linguistics, Developmental and Learning Sciences, Cognitive Neuroscience, etc). Proposals may involve clinical populations, animals, or computational modeling only if the work has direct impact on basic issues of human perception, action, or cognition.

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 11.

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=5686&org=NSF&sel_org=NSF&from=fund

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Title: Archive Research Fellows Fund

Sponsor: Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis School of Philanthropy

Deadline: Open

Amount: $4,000 

Description/Eligibility: The competitive program awards grants up to $4,000 in any discipline for research that requires use of the collections of the Philanthropy Archives Collection of the University Library at Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI). The Philanthropy Archives Collection offers a diverse array of primary source materials documenting the history of philanthropy. It is distinguished by holding the papers of such key national institutions as the Filer Commission, the Foundation Center, Independent Sector, the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education, National Society of Fund Raising Executives, the American Association of Fund Raising Counsel, and some of the country’s leading fund raising firms and foundations. In addition, the archive is beginning to document the rich legacy of philanthropy in Indianapolis, as well as maintaining oral histories of the School of Philanthropy.

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.philanthropy.iupui.edu/grant-application-form-one

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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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