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COLA Grants Digest April 9, 2013

Tue, Apr 9, 2013

COLA Grants Digest: April 9, 2013

Title: Astrobiology: Exobiology and Evolutionary Biology (NNH13ZDA001N-EX))

Sponsor: National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)

Deadline: 4/19/2013 (notice of intent), 5/24/2012 (full proposal)

Amount: $140,000

Description/Eligibility: The goal of NASA's Exobiology and Evolutionary Biology program is to understand the origin, evolution, distribution, and future of life in the Universe. Research is centered on the origin and early evolution of life, the potential of life to adapt to different environments, and the  implications for life elsewhere. This research is conducted in the context of NASA’s ongoing exploration of our stellar neighborhood and the identification of biosignatures for in situ and remote sensing applications.

How to Apply: Submit notice of intent directly to sponsor by April 19. 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 24.

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://nspires.nasaprs.com/external/solicitations/summary.do?method=init&solId=%7B2040D2BD-3A79-B592-FC32-0FE47B4D805E%7D&path=init

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Title: Early Care and Education Research Scholars: Child Care Research Scholars (HHS-2013-ACF-OPRE-YE-0577, CFDA 93.575)

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

Deadline: 4/21/2013 (letter of intent), 4/30/2012 (full proposal)

Amount: $25,000

Description/Eligibility: The Administration for Children and Families, Office of Policy, Research and Evaluation plans to solicit applications for Child Care Research Scholars grants to support dissertation research on child care policy issues. These grants are meant to build capacity in the research field to focus research on questions that have direct implications for child care policy decision-making and program administration, and to foster mentoring relationships between faculty members and high-quality doctoral students.

How to Apply: Submit letter of intent directly to sponsor by April 21. 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 30.

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://www.acf.hhs.gov/grants/open/foa/view/HHS-2013-ACF-OPRE-YE-0577

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Title: Reading Enhancement for Advancing Development (READ) (RFA-388-13-000006, CFDA 98.001)

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

Deadline: 4/23/2013

Amount: $14,000,000 - $15,400,000

Description/Eligibility: This Request for Applications (RFA) is for a four year Cooperative Agreement entitled USAID’s Reading Enhancement for Advancing Development (READ) activity in Bangladesh. This activity will support improved early grade reading skills in selected low performing districts in Bangladesh. The primary objective of the activity is improved reading skills in early grade students, as measured by an increase in oral reading fluency.

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 23.

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://www07.grants.gov/search/search.do?&mode=VIEW&oppId=228833

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Title: Partnership to Strengthen Innovation and Practice in Secondary Education (PSIPSE)

Sponsor: MacArthur Foundation

Deadline: 4/24/2013

Amount: $500,000 - $5M/2-3 yrs., depending on project type

Description/Eligibility: The aim of the Partnership to Strengthen Innovation and Practice in Secondary Education (PSIPSE) is to accelerate innovation in secondary education programming, research, and development in selected countries. Applicants may propose work in the following geographic areas: Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda, Nigeria, and India. Proposals submitted may be for pilots, for research, or for scale-up. Regardless of their nature, the PSIPSE encourages projects with replication and scale-up potential. Across the four themes, the PSIPSE looks for projects that (i) target 3 marginalized populations, such as girls; (ii) use technology in innovative, cross cutting ways; or (iii) do both.

How to Apply: Contact your departmental Grants and Contracts Specialist or Melanie Morgan (mmorgan@austin.utexas.edu) in the COLA Office of Research and return Proposal Review Form by April 24.

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://www.macfound.org/media/files/PSIPSE_RFP_FINAL_April_1.pdf

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Title: Internet Freedom Programs (DRLA-DRLAQM-13-033, CFDA 19.345)

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

Deadline: 4/29/2013

Amount: $500,000 - $2,000,000

Description/Eligibility: DRL announces a Request for Statements of Interest (SOI) from organizations interested in submitting proposals for projects that support Internet freedom under the Governing Justly and Democratically Foreign Assistance program objective. This solicitation is focused on aspects of Internet freedom programming which are not related to technology development.

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.grantsolutions.gov/gs/preaward/previewPublicAnnouncement.do?id=17642

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Title: Southeast Asia Program

Sponsor: McKnight Foundation

Deadline: 4/30/2013

Amount: $20,000-$100,000

Description/Eligibility: Through community building and empowerment, we use our resources to strengthen local institutions and initiatives that sustain and improve the livelihoods of the most vulnerable people in Cambodia, Laos, and Vietnam. To help achieve this goal, McKnight employs three strategies: 1) Supporting efforts to increase self-determination for indigenous and ethnic minority communities. 2) Supporting efforts to increase community resource rights related to rural land, forests, rivers and coastal resources, and, in some cases, urban land housing. 3) Supporting balanced approaches toward better management of natural resources in ways to support both local communities and biodiversity conservation.

How to Apply: Submit online initial inquiry form directly to sponsor by April 30. NOTE: Contact your departmental Grants and Contracts Specialist or Melanie Morgan (mmorgan@austin.utexas.edu) for appropriate organizational information for this form. Notify Melanie or your departmental contact immediately if invited to submit a full proposal.

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://www.mcknight.org/grant-programs/international/southeast-asia/program-guidelines

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Title: Pan-Africa Youth Leadership Program (ECA-PE-C-PY-13-44-OY-B, CFDA 19.415)

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

Deadline: 5/1/2013

Amount: $200,000 - $750,000

Description/Eligibility: Eligible organizations may submit proposals to provide secondary school students and adult educators the opportunity to explore the primary themes of civic rights and responsibilities, leadership development, respect for diversity, and community engagement through three-week French and English language exchanges in the United States. A total of 110-130 participants will travel to the United States in up to six separate, mixed-country delegations from sub-regions of Sub- Saharan Africa in calendar year 2014.  Embassies will recruit, screen, and select the participants and support program alumni, in coordination with the award recipients.

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 1.

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://eca.state.gov/files/bureau/fy13_pan_africa_rfgp_final.pdf

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Title: Testing Geospatial Predictive Policing Strategies (NIJ-2013-3456, CFDA 16.560)

Sponsor: National Institute of Justice (NIJ)

Deadline: 5/27/2013

Amount: $500,000

Description/Eligibility: NIJ is seeking applications for research that explores the relationship between theory (of any discipline) and geospatial predictive policing strategies. In particular, NIJ is seeking proposals that focus on linking theories to current policing strategies, discerning potential disconnects in the levels of analysis between theory and practice, explicating what effects this may have on findings, and, finally, addressing means of adapting theory and practice based on the results.

How to Apply: Contact your departmental Grants and Contracts Specialist or Kathy Thatcher (thatcher@austin.utexas.edu) in the COLA Office of Research and return Proposal Review Form by May 27.

Full Announcement/Contacts: https://www.ncjrs.gov/pdffiles1/nij/sl001046.pdf

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Title: Drug Abuse Dissertation Research (R36) (PAR-13-182)

Sponsor: National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Deadline: 5/27/2013

Amount: $50,000/yr. (direct costs)

Description/Eligibility: The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) announces the availability of NIH Dissertation Award grants (R36) to support drug abuse doctoral dissertation research in NIDA areas of priority. Areas of focus include research on basic and clinical neuroscience and behavior, developmental trajectories, epidemiology, prevention, treatment, services, and/or women and sex/gender differences. Grant support is designed to encourage doctoral candidates from a variety of academic disciplines and programs to conduct research in these areas of interest to NIDA. It is hoped that this program will ultimately facilitate the entry of promising new investigators into the field of drug abuse research and promote transdisciplinary collaborations.

How to Apply: Contact your departmental Grants and Contracts Specialist or Kathy Thatcher (thatcher@austin.utexas.edu) in the COLA Office of Research and return Proposal Review Form by May 27.

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-13-182.html

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Title: Research on Offender Decision-Making (NIJ-2013-3454, CFDA 16.560)

Sponsor: National Institute of Justice (NIJ)

Deadline: 5/27/2013

Amount: $500,000

Description/Eligibility: The study of adult offender decision-making has typically been approached from the rational choice model. With this solicitation NIJ seeks to expand the existing research by examining the process of adult offender decision-making with respect to the decision to offend. NIJ requests proposals that either expand the rational choice model or use other theories (e.g., behavioral economics, business models, psychology, or cognitive models) or both. Proposed research also should consider issues such as social context, emotions, default choices, or possibly environmental context to help the field gain a better understanding of the overall decision-making process.

How to Apply: Contact your departmental Grants and Contracts Specialist or Kathy Thatcher (thatcher@austin.utexas.edu) in the COLA Office of Research and return Proposal Review Form by May 27.

Full Announcement/Contacts: https://www.ncjrs.gov/pdffiles1/nij/sl001047.pdf

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Title: Tectonics (NSF 09-542)

Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)

Deadline: 6/17/2013

Amount: ~$170,000

Description/Eligibility: The Tectonics Program supports a broad range of field, laboratory, computational, and theoretical investigations aimed at understanding the formation, evolution, and deformation of continental lithosphere through time. Proposals to elucidate the processes that act on the lithosphere at various time-scales and length-scales, either at depth or the surface, are encouraged. Because understanding such large-scale phenomena commonly requires a variety of expertise and methods, the Tectonics Program supports integrated research involving the disciplines of structural geology, petrology, geochronology, sedimentology, stratigraphy, geomorphology, rock mechanics, paleomagnetics, geodesy, and other geophysical techniques.

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 17.

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=13673

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Title: Social Psychology (PD 98-1332)

Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)

Deadline: 6/24/2013

Amount: Unspecified

Description/Eligibility: The Social Psychology Program at NSF supports basic research on human social behavior, including cultural differences and development over the life span. Among the many research topics supported are: attitude formation and change, social cognition, personality processes, interpersonal relations and group processes, the self, emotion, social comparison and social influence, and the psychophysiological and neurophysiological bases of social behavior.

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 24.

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=5712

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Title: Annual Program Statement (APS) for Internet Freedom Technology (DRLA-DRLAQM-13-032, CFDA 19.345)

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

Deadline: 8/9/2013 (additional deadlines through February 2014)

Amount: $500,000 - $2,500,000

Description/Eligibility: The DRL announces the availability of funding for programs that support Internet freedom under the Governing Justly and Democratically Foreign Assistance program objective. DRL invites organizations interested in potential funding to submit statements of interest (SOI) outlining program concepts and capacity to manage projects that will foster freedom of expression and the free flow of information on the Internet and other connection technologies around the world.

How to Apply: Contact your departmental Grants and Contracts Specialist or Kathy Thatcher (thatcher@austin.utexas.edu) in the COLA Office of Research and return Proposal Review Form by August 9.

Full Announcement/Contacts: https://www.grantsolutions.gov/gs/preaward/previewPublicAnnouncement.do?id=17641

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Title: Research Grants

Sponsor: National Art Education Association

Deadline: 9/10/2013

Amount: $10,000

Description/Eligibility: Grants of up to $10,000 will be awarded to support research in arts education that advances knowledge in the field as well as the goals outlined in Creating a Visual Arts Research Agenda Toward the 21st Century. Grants are made only to NAEA members (including student and retired members), state/province associations, and recognized NAEA affiliates. Qualified applicants must have been active NAEA members for at least a year prior to the date of application.

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 September 10.

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://www.arteducators.org/grants/national-art-education-foundation

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Title: Fellowships for Study in Nigeria

Sponsor: Omooba Yemisi Adedoyin Shyllon Art Foundation (OYASAF)

Deadline: Rolling

Amount: Unspecified

Description/Eligibility: OYASAF supports research in the visual arts, making the Foundation’s collection and facilities available to Nigerian and international scholars. The OYASAF Fellows program brings up to six graduate students from abroad to spend a month in Nigeria pursuing their research projects in Nigerian arts, with particular emphasis on research projects involving the OYASAF collection of contemporary Nigerian art.

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.nigerianartoyasaf.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=3&Itemid=4

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Title: Grants

Sponsor: Violet Jabara Charitable Trust

Deadline: Rolling

Amount: $5,000 - $15,000

Description/Eligibility: The Violet Jabara Charitable Trust provides support to improve the lives of the people in developing countries of the Middle East and to foster greater understanding of Middle Eastern culture in the United States. The Trust makes grants to organizations which work in developing countries in the Middle East, including Lebanon, Jordan, Syria, Iraq, Iran, Palestine (Occupied Territories), Yemen, Egypt, and North Africa. Countries further afield, such as the Gulf countries, Sudan, or Afghanistan, may be considered, but will not be given priority. Within this geographic focus, the Trust welcomes innovative ideas in the fields of international economic development including, but not limited to, health, environmental issues, peace initiatives, microfinance, social entrepreneurship, and education, as well as all aspects of reproductive health and women’s welfare. The Trust also makes grants to U.S. organizations which promote deeper understanding of Middle East issues and culture in the United States. U.S. and foreign nonprofit organizations may apply.

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 three weeks before you plan to submit to the sponsor.

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

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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

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