College of Liberal Arts

COLA Grants Digest April 2, 2013

Tue, Apr 2, 2013

COLA Grants Digest: April 2, 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.

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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: Cyber Security Alliance (W911NF-13-R-0004, CFDA 12.630)

Sponsor: Department of Defense (DOD)

Deadline: 4/5/2013 (White papers); 6/28/2013 (Full proposals by invitation only)

Amount: $350,000

Description/Eligibility: This Collaborative Research Alliance (CRA) will consist of academia, industry and government researchers working jointly to solve complex problems. The overall objective of the Cyber Security CRA is to develop a fundamental understanding of cyber phenomena, including aspects of human attackers, cyber defenders, and end users, so that fundamental laws, theories, and theoretically grounded and empirically validated models can be applied to a broad range of Army domains, applications, and environments. ARL strongly believes that a joint collaborative approach by a multidisciplinary researcher team is required to make fundamental advances towards meeting the CRA goal to develop a fundamental understanding of cyber phenomena.

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 5.

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://www.arl.army.mil/www/pages/1417/Cyber_Security_CRA_PA.PDF

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Title: Women and Minorities in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Fields Program (WAMS) (USDA-NIFA-WAMS-004209, CFDA 10.318)

Sponsor: US Department of Agriculture (USDA)

Deadline: 4/8/2013

Amount: $75,000 - $300,000

Description/Eligibility: This program supports research and extension projects that have robust collaborations to increase the participation of women and underrepresented minorities from rural areas in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics fields that are relevant to USDA priorities, including: (i) Promotion of a safe, sufficient, and nutritious food supply for all Americans and for people around the world; (ii) Sustainable agricultural policies that foster economic viability for small and mid-sized farms and rural businesses, protect natural resources, and promote value-added agriculture; (iii) national leadership in climate change mitigation and adaptation; (iv) Building a modern workplace with a modern workforce; and (v) Support for 21st century rural communities.

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 8.

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://nifa.usda.gov/funding/rfas/wams.html

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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 19.501)

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

Deadline: 4/8/2013

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 April 8.

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

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Title: Longhorn Innovation Fund for Technology (LIFT)

Sponsor: UT Austin Research & Educational Technology Committee (R&E)

Deadline: 4/12/2013

Amount: $75,000 - $125,000

Description/Eligibility: LIFT is intended as one-time seed money for innovative academic technology projects that leverage information technology in order to improve quality of instruction, create a differentiator for attracting higher caliber students to the University, or result in a competitive advantage to the University in attracting sponsored research. While LIFT may be awarded to research projects, the research must be applied with near-term practical use and benefit at the University. Preference will be given to projects with broad impact across the University.

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.utexas.edu/cio/itgovernance/lift/

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Title: Establishment of a University Partnership with Kinnaird College for Women, Lahore, Pakistan in English and American Literature (SCAPPD-13-CA-046-SCA-02282013, CFDA 19.501)

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

Deadline: 4/12/2013

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

Description/Eligibility: The Public Affairs Section of the U.S. Embassy in Islamabad and the U.S. Consulate General in Karachi announce an open competition for a cooperative agreement to establish a University Partnership between a four-year college or university in the U.S. and Kinnaird College for Women in English Literature with an emphasis on American Literature. Accredited U.S. four-year colleges and universities may submit proposals to pursue institutional or departmental objectives in partnership with Kinnaird College. Objectives detailed as priorities for this partnership include: collaborative research, sharing of resources, professional development for faculty, and faculty and graduate student exchange. Faculty exchange programs of a few months and graduate student exchange programs of one semester are preferred by Kinnaird College. Shared resources should include access to peer-reviewed journals, research papers, and curriculum.

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 12.

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://www07.grants.gov/search/search.do?&mode=VIEW&oppId=223695

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Title: Mary Catherine Mooney Fellowship

Sponsor: Boston Athenæum

Deadline: 4/15/2013

Amount: $1,500

Description/Eligibility: A Mary Catherine Mooney Fellowship, courtesy of a long-time teacher in the Boston Public School system, offers a stipend of $1,500 for a residency of twenty days (four weeks) and includes a year’s membership to the Boston Athenæum. Scholars, graduate students, independent scholars, teaching faculty, and professionals in the humanities as well as teachers and librarians in secondary public, private, and parochial schools are eligible. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or foreign nationals holding the appropriate U.S. government documents.

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.bostonathenaeum.org/node/110

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Title: Future Leaders Exchange (FLEX) and American Serbia and Montenegro Youth Leadership Exchange (A-SMYLE) Programs Organizational Component (ECA-PE-C-PY-13-14, CFDA 19.415)

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

Deadline: 4/19/2013

Amount: $12,100,000

Description/Eligibility: The Professional Fellows Program is a two-way, global exchange program designed to promote mutual understanding, enhance leadership skills, and build lasting and sustainable partnerships between mid-level emerging leaders from foreign countries and the United States. The Professional Fellows Program supports the following broad goals: 1) Promote mutual understanding and lasting partnerships between mid-level, emerging leaders from foreign countries and the United States; 2) Provide a forum for American and foreign emerging leaders to collaborate and share ideas, approaches, and strategies regarding some of the world’s most pressing challenges; and 3) Build a global network of professionals able to work effectively in a dynamic and increasingly interconnected environment. All proposals must be two-way exchange programs that focus on one of the following three themes: 1) Legislative Process and Governance, 2) Economic Empowerment, and 3) Rule of Law.

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 19.

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://eca.state.gov/files/bureau/professional_fellows_open_competition_0.pdf

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Title: New Paths to Purpose Project Human Fulfillment Research

Sponsor: Chicago Booth Center for Decision Research

Deadline: 4/24/13

Amount: $10,000 - $250,000

Description/Eligibility: The Center for Decision Research (CDR) at Chicago Booth is pleased to announce a $250,000 grant competition for work that uses behavioral science to explain or inform the ways that people pursue, experience, or fulfill purpose in their lives. The CDR is now accepting letters of intent for this competition, with the expectation that several 18-month projects (with budgets of at least $10,000, but not more than $125,000) will ultimately be funded starting in January 2014. The New Paths to Purpose Project, an initiative of the Chicago Booth Center for Decision Research, is accepting Letters of Intent for projects that use behavioral science to explain or inform the ways in which people pursue, experience, or fulfill purpose in their lives. Grants of up to $250,000 will be awarded for projects that contribute to the ongoing development of rigorously scientific and readily actionable insights into the human experience of purpose. Applications from both basic and applied behavioral science research teams are encouraged. The project also welcomes applications from principal investigators at senior and junior levels (faculty, senior research associates, postdoctoral scholars/fellows, or doctoral candidates) at educational institutions or other research centers in the United States and abroad.

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 May 24.

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://newpathstopurpose.org/grants/rfp

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Title: Korean Studies Workshop for Junior Faculty

Sponsor: Social Sciences Research Council (SSRC)

Deadline: 4/30/2013

Amount: Travel Expenses

Description/Eligibility: The Social Science Research Council is pleased to announce the Korean Studies Junior Faculty Workshop. Six recent Ph.Ds. conducting research on Korea will be selected on the basis of the potential contribution of their proposed book. Fellows will attend a two-day workshop and collaborate with two senior faculty and a developmental editor on the conceptualization and planning of a dissertation-based scholarly monograph. The 2013 workshop will take place the evening of Thursday, July 4 through the morning of Sunday, July 7 at the Asilomar Conference Center in Pacific Grove, California.

How to Apply: Apply directly to sponsor by April 30. See grant announcement for complete list of materials to be submitted with application.

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://www.ssrc.org/fellowships/ksfacultyworkshop/

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Title: Korean Studies Dissertation Workshop

Sponsor: Social Sciences Research Council (SSRC)

Deadline: 5/1/2013

Amount: Travel Expenses

Description/Eligibility: The SSRC Korean Studies Dissertation Workshop seeks to create a sustained network of advanced graduate students and faculty by providing the opportunity to give and receive critical feedback on dissertations in progress. The workshop is open to participants from all fields in the social sciences and humanities and from institutions throughout the US and Canada. Individual students lead discussions of their projects with mentor faculty and student peers from various disciplines to receive creative and critical input on improving their fieldwork plans or writing strategies. The 2013 workshop will take place Monday, July 1 through Friday, July 5 at the Asilomar Conference Center in Monterey, California, and will involve twelve students and four faculty. 

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.ssrc.org/fellowships/ksdw/

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Title: Community-Based Violence Prevention Field-Initiated Research and Evaluation (FIRE) Program (OJJDP-2013-3579, CFDA 19.501)

Sponsor: Department of Justice (DOS), Office of Juvenile Justice Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP)

Deadline: 5/7/2013

Amount: $100,000 - $500,000

Description/Eligibility: OJJDP will fund the Community-Based Violence Prevention (CBVP) Field-Initiated Research and Evaluation (FIRE) Program to support methodologically rigorous research and evaluations that inform policy and practice consistent with the Department of Justice’s mission. OJJDP will fund field-initiated studies to inform efforts to prevent and reduce youth violence (including gun violence) and violence exposure at the community level.

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://www07.grants.gov/search/search.do?&mode=VIEW&oppId=228273

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Title: Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force National Training Program Grant (CFDA 16.543)

Sponsor: US Department of Justice (DOJ), Office of Juvenile Justice Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP)

Deadline: 5/7/2013

Amount: $1,375,000

Description/Eligibility: OJJDP seeks to identify training providers to serve the Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) task force program. The state and regional ICAC task forces work collaboratively as a national network of law enforcement and prosecutorial agencies that prevent, interdict, and investigate technology-facilitated child sexual exploitation and Internet crimes against children. This program furthers the Department’s mission to provide training and support in this area of constantly evolving technology.

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.ojjdp.gov/grants/solicitations/FY2013/ICACTTA.pdf

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Title: Research on Comparative Effectiveness and Implementation of HIV/AIDS and Alcohol Interventions (R01) (RFA-AA-13-003)

Sponsor: National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Deadline: 5/8/2013

Amount: $500,000

Description/Eligibility: NIH seeks research (R01) grants for its initiative to advance knowledge of the effective implementation and comparative effectiveness of alcohol-focused interventions among HIV+ individuals. The overall goal is to inform clinical decision-making that will enhance treatment outcomes and reduce harms associated with interventions for HIV+ individuals with alcohol use disorders. This solicitation is divided into two parts, one or both of which an applicant may choose to address. These parts include: 1) comparative effectiveness research focused on understanding factors related to patient engagement in appropriate alcohol and HIV care and retention in treatment; and 2) modeling and testing alternative approaches to the implementation of effective interventions to reduce HIV disease transmission and progression. This announcement addresses the need to further develop patient- centered approaches for making informed health care decisions and to improve research on health care delivery and outcomes.

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 8.

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-AA-13-003.html

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Title: Research on Comparative Effectiveness and Implementation of HIV/AIDS and Alcohol Interventions (R21) (RFA-AA-13-004)

Sponsor: National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Deadline: 5/8/2013

Amount: $200,000

Description/Eligibility: NIH seeks exploratory research (R21) application for its initiative seeks to advance knowledge of the effective implementation and comparative effectiveness of alcohol-focused interventions among HIV+ individuals. The overall goal is to inform clinical decision-making that will enhance treatment outcomes and reduce harms associated with interventions for HIV+ individuals with alcohol use disorders. This solicitation is divided into two parts, one or both of which an applicant may choose to address. These parts include: 1) comparative effectiveness research focused on understanding factors related to patient engagement in appropriate alcohol and HIV care and retention in treatment; and 2) modeling and testing alternative approaches to the implementation of effective interventions to reduce HIV disease transmission and progression. This announcement addresses the need to further develop patient- centered approaches for making informed health care decisions and to improve research on health care delivery and outcomes.

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 8.

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-AA-13-004.html

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Title: National Girls Institute (OJJDP-2013-3580, CFDA 16.540)

Sponsor: Department of Justice (DOJ), Office of Juvenile Justice Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP)

Deadline: 5/9/2013

Amount: $500,000

Description/Eligibility: Through this program, OJJDP seeks to support its National Girls Institute (NGI) to advance the understanding and application of promising and evidence-based prevention, intervention, treatment, and aftercare programs and services for at-risk and juvenile justice-involved girls. NGI accomplishes its mission through a broad range of activities, including training and technical assistance (TTA); information dissemination; collaboration with researchers and program developers; partnership with federal, state, and local agencies; policy development; and other leadership functions. 

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 9.

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://www07.grants.gov/search/search.do?&mode=VIEW&oppId=228653

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Title: Call for Public-Private Alliance Proposals in Serbia Under Existing APS-OAA-13-00003 (SOL-169-13-000002)

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

Deadline: 5/13/2013

Amount: $150,000 - $300,000

Description/Eligibility: In order to address emerging concerns regarding economic growth in Serbia, USAID/Serbia seeks to engage private sector partners in joint activities intended to accelerate the transition of the Serbian economy and support the EU integration process, in addition to related activities already being implemented in Serbia. In particular, USAID would like to identify ways in which collaboration with the private sector can improve workforce development in Serbia and provide the country with the mix of human capital needed to promote broad-based economic growth, accelerate the transition of the Serbian economy and support the EU integration process. We are soliciting concept papers from for-profit private companies, qualified locally-registered Serbian Civil Society Organizations (CSOs), non-profit or voluntary organizations, academic institutions, and consulting firms. Prospective applicants should be willing and able to devote financial and in-kind resources to identify and suggest ways we can work together to address key workforce development challenges in Serbia. 

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://www07.grants.gov/search/search.do?&mode=VIEW&oppId=228534

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Title: Fellowship Scheme

Sponsor: Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research (SCAR)

Deadline: 5/14/2013

Amount: $15,000

Description/Eligibility: The Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research (SCAR) is a body of the International Council for Science (ICSU) and is the leading independent organization for facilitating and coordinating Antarctic research, and for identifying issues emerging from greater scientific understanding of the region that should be brought to the attention of policy makers. Its major objective is to initiate, develop, and co-ordinate high-quality international scientific research in the Antarctic and Southern Ocean region, and on the role of the Antarctic region in the Earth system. It works closely with other organizations with a polar interest. SCAR is pleased to announce that it is again working with the Council of Managers of National Antarctic Programs (COMNAP) to promote an additional research fellowship opportunity. Details of the two fellowship schemes are provided in the announcement of opportunity.

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 May 14.

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://www.scar.org/awards/fellowships/information.html#applicationpacks

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Title: Research and Evaluation on Radicalization to Violent Extremism in the United States Grant (NIJ-2013-3489, CFDA 16.560)

Sponsor: National Institute for Justice (NIJ)

Deadline: 5/15/2013

Amount: $250,000

Description/Eligibility: NIJ seeks applications for research on radicalization to violent extremism as it occurs in the United States, and for evaluation of promising practices to prevent or mitigate radicalization in U.S. communities. The goal of this research is to aid State, local, and tribal criminal justice agencies and their attendant communities in implementing programs that prevent or counter radicalization to violent extremism. This solicitation focuses on all forms of radicalization that lead to violent extremism in the United States. Proposals should develop and analyze information and data that have clear implications for criminal justice in the following focus areas: (1) comparative analysis at the individual (micro-) level; (2) online radicalization to violent extremism; and (3) evaluations of promising practices to prevent or mitigate radicalization.

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: https://www.ncjrs.gov/pdffiles1/nij/sl001061.pdf

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Title: New Paths to Purpose

Sponsor: Chicago Booth Center for Decision Research

Deadline: 5/15/2013 (Letter of Intent)

Amount: $10,000 - $125,000

Description/Eligibility: The Center for Decision Research (CDR) at Chicago Booth is pleased to announce a grant competition for work that uses behavioral science to explain or inform the ways that people pursue, experience, or fulfill purpose in their lives. The CDR is now accepting letters of intent for this competition, with the expectation that several 18-month projects will ultimately be funded starting in January 2014.

How to Apply: Submit letter of intent directly to sponsor by May 15. 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 immediately if you are invited to submit a full proposal.

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://newpathstopurpose.org/grants/rfp

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Title: Native American Crime, Victimization, and Justice Studies, Postdoctoral Fellowship (NIJ-2013-3491, CFDA 16.560)

Sponsor: US Department of Justice (DOJ)

Deadline: 5/20/2013

Amount: $150,000

Description/Eligibility: The purpose of this solicitation is to support NIJ tribal data collections, expand the body of policy-relevant research that uses these data, and enhance or inform NIJ’s tribal crime and criminal justice portfolio. NIJ will award up to two postdoctoral Native American Studies Research Fellowships to applicants who show the greatest potential for future achievement as scholars and researchers, and who can demonstrate experience relevant to the unique demands of working with tribal communities, including experience working in Indian Country and Alaska Native villages. Fellows also are expected to perform a number of activities to include drafting reports suitable for publication by NIJ and summarizing the results and policy implications of their research and tenure at NIJ. Fellows also may be asked to: Participate in developing research plans; Provide subject matter expertise in specific program areas; Conduct seminars in their area of expertise; Help develop informational materials for new or current research projects. Fellows funded under this program will be based in Washington, D.C., and work in residency at NIJ for the duration of the award period. Fellows are expected to focus full-time on NIJ’s tribal program of research and avoid other commitments (either compensated or uncompensated) that may detract from this core business, unless approved in writing by the Director of NIJ.

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

Full Announcement/Contacts: https://www.ncjrs.gov/pdffiles1/nij/sl001068.pdf

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Title: Evidence for the Classroom Request for Proposals (RFP)

Sponsor: Spencer Foundation

Deadline: 5/21/2013

Amount: $50,000 - $300,000

Description/Eligibility: The Evidence for the Classroom RFP seeks to address the gap in the research literature on whether, when, and how student data informs classroom instruction. Many “data-based decision making” reforms are premised on the idea that teachers can effectively use student data. However, there is a dearth of research on how teachers use student data to improve student outcomes, and on the conditions and contexts that support or impede successful use. With this general concern in mind, we are funding research grants, of up to $300,000, on teachers’ use of student performance data from kindergarten through 8th grade.

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 May 21.

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://www.spencer.org/resources/content/2/1/4/documents/RFP.pdf

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Title: Research and Evaluation on White Collar Crime (CFDA 16.560)

Sponsor: National Institute of Justice (NIJ)

Deadline: 5/29/2013

Amount: $500,000

Description/Eligibility: NIJ seeks proposals for research and evaluation on a wide range of topics related to white collar crime (WCC). The following list of WCC-related topics is by no means exhaustive and is offered only as a set of examples. Much more research remains to be done in these and many other areas: improving the research base regarding different types of white collar crimes and criminals, in particular demonstrating how certain research strategies and methodologies are particularly useful for studying the area of WCC; enhancing knowledge of the incidence, prevalence, and characteristics of white collar crimes and criminals; developing and validating standardized definitions, models, or measurements for various types of WCC; developing and/or evaluating new or existing strategies for effective WCC prevention and intervention; developing and demonstrating/evaluating programs to reduce the monetary and other social costs of WCC. 

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: https://www.ncjrs.gov/pdffiles1/nij/sl001049.pdf

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Title: Sedimentary Geology and Paleobiology Track 2 – Earth-Life Transitions (ELT) (NSF 12-608)

Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)

Deadline: 6/27/2013

Amount: $500,000 - $4,000,000

Description/Eligibility: ELT awards will be made for projects that bring together interdisciplinary teams of researchers to address a specific earth-life transitions research problem. Activities should address the research challenges identified in the program solicitation. In addition to research awards, activities, such as initial data collection, creation of coordinated working groups and workshops to organize groups around a central ELT theme will be considered for support. Inclusion of collaboration with other science fields is also welcome and encouraged. ELT also strongly encourages the involvement of early-career investigators.

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 27.

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://nsf.gov/publications/pub_summ.jsp?WT.z_pims_id=13691&ods_key=nsf12608

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Title: Earth Sciences Postdoctoral Fellowships (EAR-PF) (NSF 13-548)

Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)

Deadline: 7/3/2013

Amount: $87,000/year for 2 years

Description/Eligibility: The Division of Earth Sciences (EAR) offers 2-year postdoctoral fellowships to provide opportunities for scientists early in their careers to obtain training beyond their graduate education. The postdoctoral fellowship program is intended to recognize beginning investigators of significant potential, and provide them with experience that will establish them in positions of leadership in the scientific community. During the tenure of the fellowships, participants will be conducting research on topics supported by EAR and implementing a broadening participation plan. Projects may employ any combination of field, laboratory, and computational studies with observational, theoretical, or experimental approaches. Fellows must affiliate with appropriate research institutions and are expected to devote themselves full time to the fellowship activities during its term.

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.nsf.gov/pubs/2013/nsf13548/nsf13548.htm?WT.mc_id=USNSF_25&WT.mc_ev=click

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Title: U.S. Embassy Islamabad Public Affairs Section (PAS) Grants Program (SCAPPD-13-SPK-330-SCA-121512, CFDA 19.501)

Sponsor: Department of State (DOS)

Deadline: 7/11/2013

Amount: $25,000 - $500,000

Description/Eligibility: The U.S. Embassy Public Affairs Section (PAS) in Islamabad is soliciting proposals for grants from not-for-profit, non-governmental organizations, think tanks, and academic institutions that focus on one of the priority areas specified below. Four goals drive the work of PAS Islamabad: 1) Expand Media Engagement: By providing journalists, professional associations, or press clubs with training in new or traditional media forms that also support objective media and professional standards in journalism; 2) Strengthen People-to-People Ties:Increase mutual trust and understanding through art and cultural exchanges, and other programs that connect Americans and Pakistanis in meaningful ways; 3) Increase Community Engagement:  Build local capacity and generate narratives to confront ideological support for terrorism; 4) Build and Strengthen Local Partners: Develop capacity of local partners through long-term, self-sustaining relationships that will support ties between U.S. and Pakistani peer institutions and U.S. goals. 

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://www.grants.gov/search/search.do?mode=VIEW&oppId=211253

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Title: Integrated Earth Systems (IES) (NSF 12-613)

Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)

Deadline: 10/24/2013

Amount: $1,000,000 - $3,000,000/3-5 years

Description/Eligibility: IES is a program to specifically involve the component disciplines of programs in Division of Earth Sciences (EAR). The IES focus will be on the operation and evolution of continental, terrestrial and deep Earth systems over spatial scales that range from global to regional to local to grain scale, and on all timescales. Quantifying these complex systems requires extensive data on fluxes, structures, and evolution of the system as well as information on how such fluxes are interconnected within a specific system. Because of the rapid expansion of facilities to observe and monitor terrestrial properties and fluxes (sampling mechanisms, arrays, sensors, satellites, LiDAR, etc.), as well as evolving experimental techniques and capabilities, data volumes, especially at the Earth-system scale, will soon be measured in petabytes, understanding the behavior and evolution of complex systems typically lies beyond the abilities and expertise of the single scientist and will require cooperative and integrated efforts in data collection (whether archived, legacy, or newly observed) and analysis as well as integrative studies that combine large, diverse data sets in the construction and testing of explanatory Earth systems models.

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 October 24.

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://nsf.gov/publications/pub_summ.jsp?WT.z_pims_id=504833&ods_key=nsf12613

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Kathy Thatcher thatcher@austin.utexas.edu for Federal Grants

Melanie Morgan mmorgan@austin.utexas.edu for Foundations

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