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COLA Grants Digest: March 26, 2013

posted: Tue, Mar 26, 2013

COLA Grants Digest: March 26, 2013

Announcements:

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.

UT Summer Statistics Institute to Offer Two Sessions on Grant Writing

May 20-23, 2013; Registration open until May 3

Courses offered will include “Writing Competitive Grant Proposals,” taught by Dr. Jennifer Lyon, Director of Strategic Research Initiatives in the College of Natural Sciences, and “Power Analysis for Proposal Writing,” taught by Dr. Nathan Marti, Research Associate in the Psychology Department.

To register, and for more information about these and other courses, please visit http://ssc.utexas.edu/programs/summer-statistics-institute/courses

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Title: Sequestration Notice: International and Foreign Language Education (IFLE)

Sponsor: Department of Education

Deadline: N/A

Amount: N/A

Description/Eligibility: At this point, the Department has adopted a policy to hold the continuations harmless with regard to any reductions caused by the sequester.  This means that, even if we don’t have enough to fully fund OPE/IFLE continuations, we must use all the money we have to fund them as fully as possible. For OPE/ IFLE, holding the continuations harmless results in OPE/IFLE not being able to conduct any new competitions for Title VI programs (i.e., at this point, we will not be able to run the UISFL [Undergraduate International Studies and Foreign Language] competition).  The Fulbright-Hays programs—Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad and Group Projects Abroad-short term—will compete in FY 2013...

How to Apply: N/A

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://content.govdelivery.com/bulletins/gd/USED-6d4cdc

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Title: Sequestration Notices

Sponsor: UT Austin Office of Sponsored Projects (OSP)

Deadline: N/A

Amount: N/A

Description/Eligibility: As federal agencies are restructuring their budgets, they are issuing guidance to the research community. The Office of Sponsored Projects will post pertinent notices on this site pertaining to the sequestration.

How to Apply: N/A

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://www.utexas.edu/research/osp/news/sequestration.html

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Title: Dear Colleague Letter (DCL): Career-Life Balance (CLB)—Faculty Early Career Development Program (CAREER) Supplemental Funding Requests

Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)

Deadline: Unspecified

Amount: $12,000 (+fringe and indirect costs)

Description/Eligibility: The purpose of this DCL is to announce the continuation of the supplemental funding opportunity initiated in FY 2012 for PIs supported in the CAREER program.  CAREER Principal Investigators (PIs) are invited to submit supplemental funding requests to support additional personnel (e.g., research technicians or equivalent) to sustain research when the PI is on family leave.  These requests may include funding for up to 3 months of salary support, for a maximum of $12,000 in salary compensation.  The fringe benefits and associated indirect costs may be in addition to the salary payment and therefore, the total supplemental funding request may exceed $12,000.

How to Apply: Special instructions for use by PIs and Sponsored Projects Offices in preparation and submission of CAREER Career-Life Balance Supplemental Funding Requests are included as an attachment to this DCL.  Additional questions should be directed to the appropriate Directorate or Divisional representative identified on the CAREER webpage at: http://www.nsf.gov/crssprgm/career/contacts.jsp.

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2013/nsf13075/nsf13075.jsp?WT.mc_id=USNSF_179

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Title: STEP-UP (RFA-306-13-000003, CFDA 98.001)

Sponsor: U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), Afghanistan USAID-Kabul

Deadline: 3/28/2013

Amount: Unspecified

Description/Eligibility: Afghanistan’s higher education system has many pressing problems and is still rebuilding after years of conflict and destruction. According to the National Higher Education Strategic Plan (NHESP: 2010-2014), outdated curricula, under-qualified faculty members, lack of adequate classrooms, laboratories, and information technology, and under-resourced libraries are among the most significant issues the system faces. An inefficient, centralized ministry structure prevents public universities from managing programs and finances. Ultimately, the university system lacks sufficient academic programs and capacity to prepare qualified workers with the relevant knowledge and skills to meet the employment needs of modern business, industry, and government.

How to Apply: How to Apply: Contact your departmental Grants and Contracts Specialist or Kathy Thatcher (thatcher@austin.utexas.edu) and return Proposal Review form by March 28.

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://www07.grants.gov/search/search.do?&mode=VIEW&oppId=227353; or contact Ousmane Faye, Agreement Officer, Tel: 0700-11-4739, Email: OFaye@usaid.gov

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Title: Democracy, Human Rights, and Citizen Engagement in Ukraine (DRLA-DRLAZM-13-025, CFDA 19.345)

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

Deadline: 3/29/2013

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 citizen engagement in Ukraine. DRL's objective is to support the role of civil society in policy formation and enhancing accountability and responsiveness of government officials in Ukraine. The program will support civil society to foster an inclusive and participatory democratic system of government and hold politicians and public officials more accountable to constituents.

How to Apply: Contact your departmental Grants and Contracts Specialist or Kathy Thatcher (thatcher@austin.utexas.edu) and return Proposal Review form by March 29.

Full Announcement/Contacts: https://www.grantsolutions.gov/gs/preaward/previewPublicAnnouncement.do?id=17550

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Title: Pacific Northwest Bay-Watershed Education and Training (B-WET) Program (NOAA-SEC-OED-2013-2003620, CFDA 11.008)

Sponsor: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)

Deadline: 4/2/2013

Amount: $25,000-$60,000

Description/Eligibility: The B-WET Program is an environmental education program that supports experiential learning through competitive grant awards in specific geographic regions. This solicitation is for the Pacific Northwest Bay-Watershed Education and Training (PNW B-WET) program. For purposes of this solicitation, the "Pacific Northwest" includes the states of Oregon and Washington with particular emphasis on coastal communities. NOAA recognizes that knowledge and commitment built from firsthand experience, especially in the context of one's community and culture, is essential for achieving environmental stewardship. Carefully selected experiences driven by rigorous academic learning standards, engendering discovery and wonder, and nurturing a sense of community will further connect students with their watershed, help reinforce an ethic of responsible citizenship, and promote academic achievement.

How to Apply: Contact your departmental Grants and Contracts Specialist or Kathy Thatcher (thatcher@austin.utexas.edu) and return Proposal Review form by April 2.

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://www07.grants.gov/search/search.do?&mode=VIEW&oppId=227593

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Title: Strengthening Political Leadership & Reducing Economic Barriers for Women in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) Region (MEPI-MEPICA-13-011, CFDA 19.500)

Sponsor: Middle East Partnership Initiative (MEPI)

Deadline: 4/2/2013

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

Description/Eligibility: The U.S.-Middle East Partnership Initiative (MEPI) is committed to enhancing the ability of women throughout the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) to participate actively in and successfully contribute to political, social and economic developments in their home countries. This funding opportunity seeks to advance the U.S. Government's commitment to supporting the women of the Middle East and North Africa to achieve their enormous potential, specifically by strengthening women's political participation and by supporting advocacy for legislative and regulatory reforms that will reduce economic constraints for women.

How to Apply: Contact your departmental Grants and Contracts Specialist or Kathy Thatcher (thatcher@austin.utexas.edu) and return Proposal Review form by April 2. Please notify MEPI via nea-grants@state.gov by April 4 if you intend to submit a proposal.

Full Announcement/Contacts: https://www.grantsolutions.gov/gs/preaward/previewPublicAnnouncement.do?id=17556

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Title: Brimstone Award for Applied Storytelling

Sponsor: National Storytelling Network (NSN)

Deadline: 4/9/2013

Amount: $5,000

Description/Eligibility: The grant supports a model storytelling project that is service-oriented, based in a community or organization, and to some extent replicable in other places and situations. Many different sorts of projects can be considered for the award, including community, organizational or institutional programs, curricular activities, short residencies, and projects combining complementary art forms. Various fields are appropriate for the Brimstone Award, including, for example, health care, environmental education/activism, community development, law, multicultural awareness, organizational development, leadership, intergenerational initiatives, empowerment of the disabled, substance abuse prevention, and educational curriculum at all levels. In keeping with the intent of the Brimstone Award to support innovative, service-oriented projects, the Award will not normally fund honoraria for performances, storytelling festivals, travel, or the purchase of equipment.

How to Apply: Contact your departmental Grants and Contracts Specialist or Melanie Morgan (mmorgan@austin.utexas.edu) and return Proposal Review form by April 9.

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://storynet.org/grants/brimstone.html

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Title: University Research Program (DOSGEO-13-GR-001-GEO-031813, CFDA 19.900)

Sponsor: Department of State (DoS), U.S. Mission to Georgia

Deadline: 4/10/2013

Amount: $250,000

Description/Eligibility: The Public Affairs Section (PAS) of the U.S. Embassy in Tbilisi, Georgia invites U.S. and Georgian universities, educational institutes and non-profit/non-governmental organizations to submit proposals for a one- to two-year project to improve the standards of Georgian academic research in Georgian universities and educational institutes, and to encourage greater interaction between Georgian academic researchers, civil society, and government policy-makers. The project is meant to strengthen the quantitative and qualitative research skills and the academic writing of young Georgian scholars; raise Georgian scholarship to an international standard; and encourage the publication of Georgian scholarly research in Western academic and/or in Georgian peer reviewed journals in areas directly related to: domestic policy issues (i.e. health care, education, environment, civil service/personnel issues, local government, etc.) and comparative analyses (U.S.-Georgian).

How to Apply: Contact your departmental Grants and Contracts Specialist or Kathy Thatcher (thatcher@austin.utexas.edu) and return Proposal Review form by April 10.

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://www07.grants.gov/search/search.do?&mode=VIEW&oppId=227334; or contact Nino Gagua, Grants Officer Representative, Tel: +99532277628, Email: gaguan@state.gov

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Title: Creative Arts Exchange (CAE) (ECA-PE-C-CU-13-26, CFDA 19.415)

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

Deadline: 4/15/2013

Amount: $155,000-$800,000

Description/Eligibility: CAE initiatives are arts-based international people-to-people exchanges that support and further U.S. Department of State foreign policy objectives. Programs are implemented in close coordination with U.S. Embassies and Consulates abroad. Under the FY2013 CAE Open Competition, ECA will accept project proposals under the following themes: Economic Statecraft and the Arts, Arts in Collaboration, Community Engagement through the Arts, and Professional Development in the Arts. The goals of the Creative Arts Exchange are to promote mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the people of other countries; provide unique opportunities for artistic collaboration, engagement and/or performance between American artists and international participants; convey the diversity and high artistic merit of the arts in America as well as increasing awareness and understanding of American art, culture, values and society for international participants and audiences; foster opportunities for educational outreach and community engagement with diverse and underserved communities, especially youth, women, and persons with disabilities; engage participants in instructive and informative experiences in their art form; and create opportunities for sustaining relationships and collaboration between U.S. and international artists and institutions that endure beyond program duration.

How to Apply: Contact your departmental Grants and Contracts Specialist or Kathy Thatcher (thatcher@austin.utexas.edu) and return Proposal Review form by April 15.

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://eca.state.gov/organizational-funding/open-grant-solicitations

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Title: Grand Challenges in Global Health, Round 11

Sponsor: Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

Deadline: 4/16/2013

Amount: $100,000

Description/Eligibility: The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation is accepting applications for Round 11 of its Grand Challenges Explorations initiative, an accelerated grant program that encourages bold approaches to improving the lives of the world's poorest people. Anyone — students, scientists, entrepreneurs — with a transformative idea is invited to apply. Topics for Grand Challenges Explorations Round 11 are 1) developing the next generation of the condom; 2) increasing interoperability of social good data (in partnership with Liquidnet for Good); 3) One Health — bringing together human and animal health for new solutions; 4) labor-saving strategies and innovations for women smallholder farmers; and 5) new approaches for detecting, treating, and controlling selected neglected tropical diseases. Successful projects have the opportunity to receive a follow-on grant of up to $1 million.

How to Apply: How to Apply: Contact your departmental Grants and Contracts Specialist or Melanie Morgan (mmorgan@austin.utexas.edu) and return Proposal Review form by April 16.

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://www.grandchallenges.org/Explorations/Pages/ApplicationInstructions.aspx

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Title: John and Polly Sparks Early Career Grant Program

Sponsor: American Psychological Foundation

Deadline: 4/24/2013

Amount: $10,000

Description/Eligibility: Through its John and Polly Sparks Early Career grant program, the foundation will award grants to early career psychologists in support of scientifically based research or programs that can serve as models for replication across the country. The grants are meant to encourage recipients to devote their career to methods of intervention and treatment for serious emotional disturbance in children. To be eligible, applicants must be a psychologist with an Ed.D., Psy.D., or Ph.D. from an accredited university and be no more than seven years from the doctorate.

How to Apply: Contact your departmental Grants and Contracts Specialist or Melanie Morgan (mmorgan@austin.utexas.edu) and return Proposal Review form by April 24.

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://www.apa.org/apf/funding/sparks-early-career.aspx

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Title: Gilder Lehrman Fellowships

Sponsor: Institute of American History

Deadline: 5/1/2013

Amount: $3,000

Description/Eligibility: Gilder Lehrman Institute offers short-term research fellowships to doctoral candidates, postdoctoral scholars, college and university faculty at every rank, and independent scholars working in American history. In 2013, up to ten fellowships of $3,000 each will be awarded to scholars to conduct research within the archival holdings of any institution in the five boroughs of New York City. International scholars are eligible to apply. Fellows are required to: 1) complete their research within a year of notification of the award, 2) meet with the fellowship coordinator during their visit to New York City, and 3) submit a 750-1000 word essay on their topic for possible inclusion on the Gilder Lehrman website and a separate paragraph documenting the archival collections consulted during the fellowship.

How to Apply: Apply directly to sponsor by May 1. See grant announcement for complete list of materials to be submitted with application.

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://www.gilderlehrman.org/programs-exhibitions/fellowships

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Title: Study of the Use of Residential Substance Abuse Treatment for State Prisoners Program Funds on Aftercare Services (NIJ-2013-3466, CFDA 16.560)

Sponsor: National Institute of Justice (NIJ)

Deadline: 5/10/2013

Amount: $400,000

Description/Eligibility: The Residential Substance Abuse Treatment (RSAT) for State Prisoners Program funds formula grants to all 56 States and U.S. territories for support of residential, jail-based, and aftercare treatment services delivered to offenders with substance abuse problems by State and local providers. In 2008, Section 102(a) of the Second Chance Act (SCA) amended the RSAT Program funding legislation to require an aftercare component, and Section 102(c) mandated a study on aftercare services by NIJ. NIJ seeks applications for a study of the use of funds on substance abuse and related aftercare services by the Department of Justice under the RSAT Program, currently managed by the Bureau of Justice Assistance.

How to Apply: Contact your departmental Grants and Contracts Specialist or Kathy Thatcher (thatcher@austin.utexas.edu) and return Proposal Review form by May 10.

Full Announcement/Contacts: https://www.ncjrs.gov/pdffiles1/nij/sl001039.pdf

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Title: Special Programme: Security, Society and the State

Sponsor: Gerda Henkel Foundation

Deadline: 5/10/2013

Amount: €100,000

Description/Eligibility: The “Security, Society, and the State” research programme targets new security-related issues that are prime examples of the post-Cold-War era but have been largely neglected in mainstream research. The programme is intended to encourage junior scholars to pursue unconventional research agendas that are nonetheless crucial, while providing senior scholars with the opportunity to focus intensively on work in progress for a limited period. Moreover, the objective is to combine basic theoretical research with concepts that are applicable to present-day political issues of security policy. The research programme addresses scholars of all disciplines in the humanities and social sciences. Types of funding mainly include grants for research scholarships and research projects, but also conferences and workshops. Doctoral fellowships are granted only if connected to a research project. Research projects should be closely related to one or more of the five fields of research. The Foundation will support research projects under the following five headings: 1) Cyber Security as a Governmental Task, 2) Public Administration and Human Security, 3) Patterns of Conflict Resolution between the State and Traditional Actors, 4) Non-Governmental Actors as Partners and Contenders of the State, and 5) Security Strategies between Doctrine Formation and Implementation.

How to Apply: Contact your departmental Grants and Contracts Specialist or Melanie Morgan (mmorgan@austin.utexas.edu) and return Proposal Review form by May 10.

Full Announcement/Contacts:

http://www.gerda-henkel-stiftung.de/content.php?nav_id=195&language=en&nav_id=195

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Title: Research and Evaluation on Transnational Issues: Traficking in Persons, Organized Crime, and Violent Extremism (NIJ-2013-3457, CFDA 16.560)

Sponsor: National Institute of Justice (NIJ)

Deadline: 5/15/2013

Amount: $500,000

Description/Eligibility: NIJ seeks research and evaluation applications on the phenomenon of transnational crime issues. Transnational crime issues leverage geopolitical changes, globalization, and the information technology revolution to transcend sovereign borders and impact numerous countries simultaneously. This research will supplement work already underway at NIJ on three separate topics—trafficking in persons, transnational organized crime, and radicalization to violent extremism. Proposals should develop and analyze information and data that have clear implications for criminal justice in the following focus areas: (1) transnational offenders, (2) similarities and differences between organized crime and violent extremist groups, (3) measurement of transnational organized crime and trafficking in persons, and (4) evaluations of efforts to reduce demand for transnational organized crime and/or trafficking in persons.

How to Apply: Contact your departmental Grants and Contracts Specialist or Kathy Thatcher (thatcher@austin.utexas.edu) and return Proposal Review form by May 15.

Full Announcement/Contacts: https://www.ncjrs.gov/pdffiles1/nij/sl001066.pdf

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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)

Deadline: 5/15/2013

Amount: $500,000/yr.

Description/Eligibility: This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) encourages Research Project 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.  This FOA is also 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, new data collection, 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) 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: Mechanisms, Models, Measurements & Management in Pain Research (R01) (PA-13-118)

Sponsor: National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Deadline: 5/15/2013

Amount: $500,000/yr.

Description/Eligibility: The purpose of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to inform the scientific community of the pain research interests of the various Institutes and Centers (ICs) at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and to stimulate and foster a wide range of basic, clinical, and translational studies on pain as they relate to the missions of these ICs. New advances are needed in every area of pain research, from the micro perspective of molecular sciences to the macro perspective of behavioral and social sciences. Although great strides have been made in some areas, such as the identification of neural pathways of pain, the experience of pain and the challenge of treatment have remained uniquely individual and unsolved. Furthermore, our understanding of how and why individuals transition to a chronic pain state after an acute injury is limited. Research to address these issues conducted by interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary research teams is strongly encouraged, as is research from underrepresented, minority, disabled, or women investigators.

How to Apply: Contact your departmental Grants and Contracts Specialist or Kathy Thatcher (thatcher@austin.utexas.edu) and return Proposal Review form by May 15.

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/PA-files/PA-13-118.html _______________________________________________________________________

Title: Developmental and Learning Sciences (DLS) (PD 08-1698)

Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)

Deadline: 6/24/2013

Amount: $15,000-$100,000

Description/Eligibility: DLS supports fundamental research that increases our understanding of cognitive, linguistic, social, cultural, and biological processes related to children's and adolescents' development and learning.  Research supported by this program will add to our basic knowledge of how people learn and the underlying developmental processes that support learning, with the objective of leading to better educated children and adolescents who grow up to take productive roles as workers and as citizens.

How to Apply: Contact your departmental Grants and Contracts Specialist or Kathy Thatcher (thatcher@austin.utexas.edu) and return Proposal Review form by June 24.

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=8671&org=NSF&sel_org=NSF&from=fund

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Title: Agriculture and Food Research Initiative—Food Security (USDA-NIFA-AFRI-004192, CFDA 10.310)

Sponsor: U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA)

Deadline: 6/26/2013

Amount: $1,000,000

Description/Eligibility: The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) established the Agriculture and Food Research Initiative (AFRI) under which the Secretary of Agriculture may make competitive grants for fundamental and applied research, education, and extension to address food and agricultural sciences, as amended, in six priority areas. The six priority areas include: 1) plant health and production and plant products; 2) animal health and production and animal products; 3) food safety, nutrition, and health; 4) renewable energy, natural resources, and environment; 5) agriculture systems and technology; and 6) agriculture economics and rural communities. Project types supported by AFRI within this Challenge Area will propose multi-function Integrated Research, Education, and/or Extension Projects, Food and Agricultural Science Enhancement (FASE) Grants, and conferences and/or workshops. Potential conference/workshop topics include food systems, research gaps, knowledge exchange, technology and production, infrastructure, marketing and distribution, ecosystem services and land management, consumption, waste and loss, and cross-cutting issues such as behavioral and policy factors that contribute to food security, systems integration, and collaboration. Conferences and workshops should discuss a trans-disciplinary, systems approach to scientific studies that identify and address elements of social, economic, and ecological aspects of food security.

How to Apply: Contact your departmental Grants and Contracts Specialist or Kathy Thatcher (thatcher@austin.utexas.edu) and return Proposal Review form by June 26.

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://nifa.usda.gov/funding/rfas/pdfs/afri_food_security_2013.pdf

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Title: Law and Social Sciences (LSS) (NSF 12-507)

Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)

Deadline: 7/11/2013

Amount: $300,000/2-3 yrs.

Description/Eligibility: The Law & Social Sciences Program considers proposals that address social scientific studies of law and law-like systems of rules.  The program is inherently interdisciplinary and multi-methodological.  Successful proposals describe research that advances scientific theory and understanding of the connections between law or legal processes and human behavior.  Social scientific studies of law often approach law as dynamic, made in multiple arenas, with the participation of multiple actors.

How to Apply: Contact your departmental Grants and Contracts Specialist or Kathy Thatcher (thatcher@austin.utexas.edu) and return Proposal Review form by July 11.

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=504727&org=NSF&sel_org=NSF&from=fund

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Title: Biological Anthropology (PD 98-1392)

Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)

Deadline: 7/12/2013

Amount: Unspecified

Description/Eligibility: The Biological Anthropology Program supports basic research in areas related to human evolution and contemporary human biological variation. Research areas supported by the program include, but are not limited to, human genetic variation, human adaptation, human osteology and bone biology, human and nonhuman primate paleontology, functional anatomy, and primate socioecology. Grants supported in these areas are united by an underlying evolutionary framework, and often a consideration of adaptation as a central theoretical theme. Many proposals also have a biocultural orientation. The program frequently serves as a bridge within NSF between the social and behavioral sciences and the natural and physical sciences, and proposals are commonly jointly reviewed and funded with other programs.

How to Apply: Contact your departmental Grants and Contracts Specialist or Kathy Thatcher (thatcher@austin.utexas.edu) and return Proposal Review form by July 12.

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=5407&org=NSF&sel_org=NSF&from=fund

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Title: Establish Sharing of Human Brain Image Data Relevant to Drug Addiction (Admin Supp) (PAR-12-204)

Sponsor: National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Deadline: 7/19/2013

Amount: $100,000/yr. (direct costs)

Description/Eligibility: This program is intended to supplement National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) funded projects to enable investigators to standardize and disseminate brain image data from patient (current or former drug abusers or subjects with risk factors) and/or healthy comparison subjects.  These supplements would cover the additional costs required to either: 1) form multi-site consortia that would enable cross-site federation and standardization of brain imaging data, or 2) share extant or accumulating data using either a new open-access platform or an existing repository platform.  Applications may also request funds for a combination of consortia formation and subsequent sharing/dissemination of consortium image data.   

How to Apply: How to Apply: Contact your departmental Grants and Contracts Specialist or Kathy Thatcher (thatcher@austin.utexas.edu) and return Proposal Review form by July 19.

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-12-204.html

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Title: Political Science (PD 98-1371)

Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)

Deadline: 7/25/2013

Amount: Unspecified

Description/Eligibility: The Political Science Program supports scientific research that advances knowledge and understanding of citizenship, government, and politics. Research proposals are expected to be theoretically motivated, conceptually precise, methodologically rigorous, and empirically oriented. Substantive areas include, but are not limited to, American government and politics, comparative government and politics, international relations, political behavior, political economy, and political institutions.

How to Apply: How to Apply: Contact your departmental Grants and Contracts Specialist or Kathy Thatcher (thatcher@austin.utexas.edu) and return Proposal Review form by July 25.

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=5418&org=NSF&sel_org=NSF&from=fund

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Title: Broad Agency Announcement (BAA): Research Interests of the Air Force Office of Scientific Research (BAA-AFORSR-2012-0001, CFDA 12.800)

Sponsor: Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR)

Deadline: Open

Amount: Unspecified

Description/Eligibility: The focus of AFOSR is on research areas that offer significant and comprehensive benefits to our national warfighting and peacekeeping capabilities. These areas are organized and managed in three scientific directorates: Aerospace, Chemical and Material Sciences, Physics and Electronics, and Mathematics, Information and Life Sciences. The research areas managed within each directorate are summarized in the BAA.

How to Apply: Contact your departmental Grants and Contracts Specialist or Kathy Thatcher (thatcher@austin.utexas.edu) and return Proposal Review three weeks before your intended submit date.

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://www.grants.gov/search/search.do?mode=VIEW&oppId=158973

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Title: Broad Agency Announcement (BAA) for Basic, Applied, and Advanced Scientific Research (W911NF-13-R-0001, CFDA 12.630)

Sponsor: United States Army Research Institute for the Behavioral and Social Sciences

Deadline: Open until 1/1/2018

Amount: Unspecified

Description/Eligibility: The US Army Research Institute for the Behavioral and Social Sciences is the Army’s lead agency for the conduct of research, development, and analyses for the improvement of Army readiness and performance via research advances and applications of the behavioral and social sciences that address personnel, organization, training, and leader development issues. Programs funded under this BAA include basic research, applied research, and advanced technology development that can improve human performance and Army readiness. The four major topic areas of research interest include the following: (1) Training; (2) Leader Development; (3) Team and Inter-Organizational Performance in Complex Environments; and (4) Solider/Personnel Issues. Funding of research and development (R&D) within ARI areas of interest will be determined by funding constraints and priorities set during each budget cycle.

How to Apply: Contact your departmental Grants and Contracts Specialist or Kathy Thatcher (thatcher@austin.utexas.edu) and return Proposal Review three weeks before your intended submit date.

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://www.grants.gov/search/search.do?mode=VIEW&oppId=219293

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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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