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COLA Grants Digest: April 30, 2013

posted: Tue, Apr 30, 2013

COLA Grants Digest: April 30, 2013

Title: Community Policing Development (COPS) (COPS-COMMUNITY-POLICING-DEVELOPMENT, CFDA 16.710)

Sponsor: Department of Justice

Deadline: 5/3/2013

Amount: Unspecified

Description/Eligibility: Community Policing Development (CPD) funds are used to advance the practice of community policing in law enforcement agencies through training and technical assistance, the development of innovative community policing strategies, applied research, guidebooks, and best practices that are national in scope. The COPS Office, a federal provider of innovative, customer-focused resources that address the continuing and emerging needs of those engaged in enhancing public safety through community policing, has designed the CPD solicitation to address critical topics in the law enforcement field by building on the principles of community policing. Applications The 2013 CPD grant program has been established to fund projects related to one of the following topic areas: Community Policing Enhancement (COPS-CPD-2013-1); Ethics and Integrity (COPS-CPD-2013-2); Child and Youth Safety/School Safety (COPS-CPD-2013-3); Police Operations (COPS-CPD-2013-4); Open Topics (COPS-CPD-2013-5).

How to Apply: Contact your departmental Grants and Contracts Specialist or Kathy Thatcher (thatcher@austin.utexas.edu) in the COLA Office of Research and return Proposal Review Form by May 3.

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://cops.usdoj.gov/Default.asp?Item=2682

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Title: Programs for North Korea (CFDA 19.345)

Sponsor: Department of State (DOS)

Deadline: 5/10/2013

Amount: $350,000

Description/Eligibility: The Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor (DRL) announces a Request for Proposals (RFP) from organizations focused on fostering media freedom, civil society, rule of law, and labor and human rights for North Koreans. This is an open call for proposals for programs that promote the free flow of information, civil society, rule of law, labor and document abuses or increase awareness human rights for North Koreans.  Examples of program goals include, but are not limited to: Promoting media freedom and the free flow of information into, out of, and within the DPRK; Strengthening the capacity of organizations that work to promote human rights in North Korea, in particular groups seeking to increase civil society attention and action on North Korea's human rights situation in non-Western countries; Amplifying efforts to document abuses within, and focus attention and action on North Korea's political prison camp system; Addressing disability rights, women's issues, and children's rights; Strengthening the capacity of organizations documenting human rights abuses in the DPRK; and Implementing recommendations from the DPRK' s Universal Periodic Review.

How to Apply: Contact your departmental Grants and Contracts Specialist or Kathy Thatcher (thatcher@austin.utexas.edu) in the COLA Office of Research and return Proposal Review Form by May 10.

Full Announcement/Contacts: https://www.grantsolutions.gov/gs/preaward/previewPublicAnnouncement.do?id=17899

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Title: Research Grants

Sponsor: Institute for New Economic Thinking (INET)

Deadline:  5/22/2013

Amount: $25,000-$250,000

Description/Eligibility: The Institute for New Economic Thinking and The Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI) of Ontario, Canada, are accepting research proposals for their joint 2013 Grant Program. This will be the fifth cycle of research grants to be issued under the program. In this round, INET and CIGI are primarily seeking to support research that is focused on five broad themes that are complementary to the organizations’ other activities and forthcoming research programs. The five key areas of research are: Fundamentals of macroeconomics and macroeconomic management; Behavior and the economy; Financial stability; Political economy of income and wealth distribution and inequality dynamics; and Innovation. While these are the key areas in which proposals will be funded, INET and CIGI will give due consideration to any proposal which is consistent with our mission of furthering new economic thinking.

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 22.

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://ineteconomics.org/grants?utm_content=mmorgan%40austin.utexas.edu&utm_source=VerticalResponse&utm_medium=Email&utm_term=www%2Eineteconomics%2Eorg%2Fgrants&utm_campaign=INET%20Seeks%20Proposals%20For%20Grants%20of%20Up%20To%20%24250%2C000content

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Title: Bridging the Gap in Victim-Related Research to Practice (CFDA 16.582)

Sponsor: Department of Justice (DOJ)

Deadline: 5/20/2013

Amount: $750,000

Description/Eligibility: One cooperative agreement of $750,000 will be awarded to conduct a comprehensive assessment of victim service providers to ascertain their level of awareness and knowledge about the benefits of social science research and program evaluation for their work with victims of crime; paired with an assessment of researchers' interest in, and capacity for, translating their work for a practitioner audience. The results of this project will inform future plans to support improved communication and collaboration between researchers and practitioners.

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 20.

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://www.ojp.usdoj.gov/ovc/grants/pdftxt/FY13_Bridging_the_Gap.pdf

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Title: Audience Engagement Grant

Sponsor: Open Society Foundations

Deadline: 5/28/2013

Amount: $10,000 - $30,000

Description/Eligibility: The Audience Engagement Grant supports photographers to take an existing body of work on a social justice or human rights issue and devise an innovative and effective way of using that work as a tool for social change. We are looking for projects that serve as interventions on pressing problems and provide concrete ways for photographers, organizations, and their target audiences to create a positive impact. We are interested in well-designed projects that: Inspire audiences visually and create meaningful interactions with photographic content; Utilize photography as the basis for programming or tools that move people beyond the act of looking and directly involve them in activities or processes that lead to concrete forms of social change; Provide deeper, more nuanced understanding of human rights and social justice issues; and Pair photographers with organizations that are currently working on related issues and connected to the target audience.

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 28.

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://www.opensocietyfoundations.org/grants/audience-engagement-grant

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Title: University Center Economic Development Program Competition (EDAFY2013UC, CFDA 11.303)

Sponsor: Economic Development Administration (EDA)

Deadline: 5/30/2013

Amount: $80,000-$200,000

Description/Eligibility: This funding opportunity announces the availability of funding for EDA’s 2013 University Center Economic Development Program Competition. The purpose of EDA’s University Center Economic Development Program (also referred to as the University Center program) is to assist institutions of higher education and consortia of institutions of higher education in establishing and operating University Centers specifically focused on leveraging university assets to build regional economic ecosystems that support high-growth entrepreneurship. University Centers collaborate with other EDA partners by providing resources to develop, implement, and support regional strategies that promote job creation, the development of high-skilled regional talent pools, and business expansion in a region’s innovation clusters. These resources may include technology commercialization, feasibility studies, market research, economic impact analyses training, and other technical assistance to help communities foster vibrant economic ecosystems.

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 30.

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://www.grants.gov/search/search.do?mode=VIEW&oppId=231036

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Title: Basic Scientific Research to Assess Youth With Sexual Offending Behavior (CFDA 16.560)

Sponsor: Department of Justice (DOJ)

Deadline: 6/3/2013

Amount: $1,000,000

Description/Eligibility: The National Institute of Justice (NIJ) seeks applications for funding basic scientific research in the development and validation of a risk assessment tool with both static and dynamic factors designed for use in criminal and juvenile justice systems to estimate the short-term risk that juveniles with a history of sex offenses may recommit sex offenses. This program furthers the our  mission to identify, promote and support best practices in the field of sex offender management. The risk assessment tool can (a) be available in the field of juvenile justice currently but not validated empirically; or (b) be developed for the purposes of this solicitation. The risk assessment tool should be validated in up to four sites that are geographically and demographically diverse, should include protective factors, and should be capable of estimating short-term risk of reoffending no more than 1 to 3 years into the future for juvenile sex offenders. 

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 3.

Full Announcement/Contacts: https://ncjrs.gov/pdffiles1/nij/sl001077.pdf

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Title: Petrology and Geochemistry (NSF 09-543)

Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)

Deadline: 6/14/2013

Amount: Unspecified

Description/Eligibility: The Petrology and Geochemistry Program supports basic research that address the formation and evolution of our planet using petrological and geochemical characteristics of Earth materials in the crust, mantle, and core. Proposals in this program generally address the petrology and high-temperature geochemistry of igneous and metamorphic rocks (including mantle samples), mineral physics, economic geology, and volcanology. Proposals that bridge disciplinary boundaries or that include development of analytical tools for potential use by the broad community are also encouraged.

How to Apply: Contact your departmental Grants and Contracts Specialist or Kathy Thatcher (thatcher@austin.utexas.edu) in the COLA Office of Research and return Proposal Review Form by June 14.

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2009/nsf09543/nsf09543.htm

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Title: Sedimentary Geology and Paleobiology (SGP) (NSF 12-608)

Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)

Deadline:  6/28/2013

Amount: $30,000 minimum

Description/Eligibility: The Sedimentary Geology and Paleobiology Program (SGP) supports research in a wide variety of areas in sedimentary geology and paleobiology in order to comprehend the full range of physical, biological, and chemical processes of Earth's dynamic system. The program supports the study of deep-time records of these processes archived in the Earth's sedimentary carapace (crust) at all spatial and temporal scales. These records are fingerprints of the processes that produced them and continue to shape the Earth. For the years 2013-2017, the Sedimentary Geology and Paleobiology Program will be sponsoring a two-track opportunity that will consist of the normal SGP competition (Track 1) and bi-annually, a new track termed Earth-Life Transitions (ELT) (Track 2).

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 28.

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://www.nsf.gov/publications/pub_summ.jsp?ods_key=nsf12608

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

Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)

Deadline: 7/9/2013

Amount: $300,000

Description/Eligibility: The Law & Social Sciences Program at the National Science Foundation supports social scientific studies of law and law-like systems of rules. 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. Scholars study mobilization, the creation and implementation of law, and the meanings of rules or laws to both individuals and institutions. The program considers proposals that examine historical, social, cultural and policy-related questions that arise concerning law, and invites proposals relying upon both qualitative and quantitative methods. The program also considers and funds proposals from many different disciplines, including anthropology, communication, criminology, economics, legal scholarship, political science, public policy, psychology, and sociology.

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 9.

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://www.nsf.gov/publications/pub_summ.jsp?ods_key=nsf12507

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Title: Science Technology and Society (STS) (NSF 12-509)

Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)

Deadline: 7/11/2013

Amount: $300,000

Description/Eligibility:  STS considers proposals for scientific research into the interface between science (including engineering) or technology, and society. STS researchers use diverse methods including social science, historical, and philosophical methods. Successful proposals will be transferrable (i.e., generate results that provide insights for other scientific contexts that are suitably similar). They will produce outcomes that address pertinent problems and issues at the interface of science, technology and society, such as those having to do with practices and assumptions, ethics, values, governance, and policy.

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: https://www.nsf.gov/publications/pub_summ.jsp?WT.z_pims_id=5324&ods_key=nsf12509

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Title: Cultural Anthropology Scholars Awards (NSF 07-544)

Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)

Deadline: 7/26/2013

Amount: $50,000

Description/Eligibility: The National Science Foundation announces an opportunity for methodological training by cultural anthropologists who are active researchers. Methodological training is intended to help cultural anthropologists upgrade their skills by learning a specific analytical technique, which will improve their research abilities. For example, support may be requested to learn new methods of cross-cultural research, demography, remote sensing and GIS, ecological field survey, linguistics, etc. Support may be requested to learn any methodological skill that is necessary to advance the scholar's research agenda, as justified in the proposal with reference to published results from prior work.

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 26.

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://www.nsf.gov/publications/pub_summ.jsp?ods_key=nsf07544

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Title: Methodology, Measurement, and Statistics (MMS) (NSF 12-510)

Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)

Deadline:  7/26/2013

Amount: $63,000+

Description/Eligibility: The Methodology, Measurement, and Statistics (MMS) Program is an interdisciplinary program in the Social, Behavioral, and Economic Sciences that supports the development of innovative analytical and statistical methods and models for those sciences. MMS seeks proposals that are methodologically innovative, grounded in theory, and have potential utility for multiple fields within the social and behavioral sciences. As part of its larger portfolio, the MMS Program partners with a consortium of federal statistical agencies to support research proposals that further the development of new and innovative approaches to surveys and to the analysis of survey data.

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 26.

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://www.nsf.gov/publications/pub_summ.jsp?ods_key=nsf12510

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Title: Fulbright Israel Post-Doctoral Fellowships for American Research in All Academic Disciplines (CFDA 19.400)

Sponsor: Fulbright Scholar Program

Deadline: 8/1/2013

Amount: $40,000

Description/Eligibility: The United States-Israel Educational Foundation (USIEF), the Fulbright commission for Israel, offers 8 fellowships to American post-doctoral researchers in support of work to be carried out at Israeli universities during the course of the 2014/2015-2015/2016 academic years. The U.S. Post-Doctoral Fellowship Program is open to candidates in all academic disciplines. Program fellows must be accepted as post-doctoral researchers by Israeli host institutions, which agree to provide them with a standard post-doctoral grant, which they will receive in addition to their Fulbright Fellowship.

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

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://catalog.cies.org/viewAward.aspx?n=4397&dc=IS

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Title: Cognitive Neuroscience (NSF 09-563)

Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)

Deadline: 8/6/2013

Amount: Unspecified

Description/Eligibility: The Cognitive Neuroscience Program seeks highly innovative and interdisciplinary proposals aimed at advancing a rigorous understanding of how the human brain supports thought, perception, affect, action, social processes, and other aspects of cognition and behavior, including how such processes develop and change in the brain and through time. 

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 6.

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://www.nsf.gov/publications/pub_summ.jsp?ods_key=nsf09563

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Title: Geography and Spatial Sciences Doctoral Dissertation Improvement Grants (NSF 12-570)

Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)

Deadline:  8/13/2013

Amount: $16,000

Description/Eligibility: The goals of the NSF Geography and Spatial Sciences (GSS) Program are: to promote scientific research in geography and the spatial sciences that advances theory and basic understanding and that addresses the challenges facing society; to promote the integration of geographers and spatial scientists in interdisciplinary research; to promote education and training of geographers and spatial scientists in order to enhance the capabilities of current and future generations of researchers; and to promote the development and use of scientific methods and tools for geographic research. These grants provide funds for items not normally available through the student's university. Additionally, these grants allow doctoral students to undertake significant data-gathering projects and to conduct field research in settings away from their campus that would not otherwise be possible.

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 13.

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://www.nsf.gov/publications/pub_summ.jsp?ods_key=nsf12570

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Title: Education Research (CDFA 84.30A)

Sponsor: Department of Education, Institute of Education Sciences (IES)

Deadline: 8/14/2013

Amount: $100,000 - $1,000,000

Description/Eligibility: The central purpose of the Institute’s research grant programs is to provide parents, educators, students, researchers, policymakers, and the general public with reliable and valid information about education practices that support learning and improve academic achievement and access to education opportunities for all students. In carrying out its grant programs, the Institute provides support for programs of research in areas of demonstrated national need. The Institute’s National Center for Education Research (NCER) seeks applications that address cognition and student learning; early learning program and policies; education technology; effective teachers and effective teaching; improving education systems, policies, organization; management and leadership; mathematics and science education; postsecondary and adult education; reading and writing; social and behavioral context for academic learning.

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 14.

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://www07.grants.gov/search/search.do?&mode=VIEW&oppId=231313

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Title: Research Training Programs in the Education Sciences (CDFA 84.30B)

Sponsor: Department of Education, Institute of Education Sciences (IES)

Deadline: 8/14/2013

Amount: $50,000 - $800,000

Description/Eligibility: The central purpose of the Institute’s research grant programs is to provide parents, educators, students, researchers, policymakers, and the general public with reliable and valid information about education practices that support learning and improve academic achievement and access to education opportunities for all students. In carrying out its grant programs, the Institute provides support for programs of research in areas of demonstrated national need. The Institute’s National Center for Education Research (NCER) seeks applications that address predoctoral interdisciplinary research training; method training for education researcher; training in education research, use, and practice.

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 14.

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://www07.grants.gov/search/search.do?&mode=VIEW&oppId=231313

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Title: Education Research and Development Centers (CDFA 84.30C)

Sponsor: Department of Education, Institute of Education Sciences (IES)

Deadline: 8/14/2013

Amount: $1,000,000 - $2,000,000

Description/Eligibility: The central purpose of the Institute’s research grant programs is to provide parents, educators, students, researchers, policymakers, and the general public with reliable and valid information about education practices that support learning and improve academic achievement and access to education opportunities for all students. In carrying out its grant programs, the Institute provides support for programs of research in areas of demonstrated national need. The Institute’s National Center for Education Research (NCER) seeks applications for education research and development centers; a national research and development center on developmental education assessment and instruction; and a national research and development center on knowledge utilization.

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 14.

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://www07.grants.gov/search/search.do?&mode=VIEW&oppId=231313

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Title: Statistical and Research Methodology in Education (CDFA 84.30D)

Sponsor: Department of Education, Institute of Education Sciences (IES)

Deadline: 8/14/2013

Amount: $40,000 - $300,000

Description/Eligibility: The central purpose of the Institute’s research grant programs is to provide parents, educators, students, researchers, policymakers, and the general public with reliable and valid information about education practices that support learning and improve academic achievement and access to education opportunities for all students. In carrying out its grant programs, the Institute provides support for programs of research in areas of demonstrated national need. The Institute’s National Center for Education Research (NCER) seeks applications for statistical and research methodology grants and early career statistical and research methodology grants.

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 14.

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://www07.grants.gov/search/search.do?&mode=VIEW&oppId=231313

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Title: Partnerships and Collaborations Focused on Problems of Practice or Policy (CDFA 84.30H)

Sponsor: Department of Education, Institute of Education Sciences (IES)

Deadline: 8/14/2013

Amount: $100,000 - $1,000,000

Description/Eligibility: The central purpose of the Institute’s research grant programs is to provide parents, educators, students, researchers, policymakers, and the general public with reliable and valid information about education practices that support learning and improve academic achievement and access to education opportunities for all students. In carrying out its grant programs, the Institute provides support for programs of research in areas of demonstrated national need. The Institute’s National Center for Education Research (NCER) seeks applications for research-practitioner partnerships in education research; continuous improvement research in education; and evaluation of state and local education programs and policies.

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 14.

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://www07.grants.gov/search/search.do?&mode=VIEW&oppId=231313

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Title: Mechanisms of Alcohol and Nicotine Co-Addiction (R21) (PA-13-193)

Sponsor: National Institutes of Health

 (NIH)

Deadline: 8/16/2013

Amount: $200,000

Description/Eligibility: This funding opportunity announcement encourages Exploratory/Developmental Research Grants (R21) applications from institutions/organizations that propose to study neurobiological and behavioral mechanisms contributing to concurrent alcohol and nicotine co-addiction. The purpose of this funding opportunity announcement is to promote research to study neurobiological and behavioral mechanisms of dependence and how alcohol and nicotine use interact through these mechanisms to promote dependence. Such an understanding is essential to guide the development of better prevention and treatment strategies for alcohol and nicotine co-abuse.

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 16.

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-13-193.html

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Title: Mechanisms of Alcohol and Nicotine Co-Addiction (R01) (PA-13-194)

Sponsor: National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Deadline: 8/16/2013

Amount: $500,000

Description/Eligibility: This funding opportunity announcement encourages research grant (R01) applications from institutions/organizations that propose to study neurobiological and behavioral mechanisms contributing to concurrent alcohol and nicotine co-addiction. The purpose of this funding opportunity announcement is to promote research to study neurobiological and behavioral mechanisms of dependence and how alcohol and nicotine use interact through these mechanisms to promote dependence. Such an understanding is essential to guide the development of better prevention and treatment strategies for alcohol and nicotine co-abuse.

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 16.

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-13-194.html

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Title: Health and Society Scholars Program

Sponsor: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

Deadline: 8/30/2013

Amount: $80,000

Description/Eligibility: The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation is accepting applications for the 2013 Health & Society Scholars program, which provides two years of support to postdoctoral scholars at any stage of their careers to build the nation's capacity for leadership and research that addresses the multiple determinants of population health and contributes to policy change. Scholars will be trained to investigate the connections among biological, genetic, behavioral, environmental, economic, and social determinants of health, and will be expected to develop, evaluate, and disseminate knowledge, interventions, and policies that integrate and act on these determinants to improve health. To be eligible, scholars must be U.S. citizens or permanent resident green card holders at the time of application and must not be receiving support from other research fellowships/traineeships when they begin the program. In addition, they must have significant research experience and have completed doctoral training by the time of entry into the program (September 2014) in one of a variety of fields, including but not limited to the behavioral and social sciences, the biological and natural sciences, the health professions, public policy, public health, history, demography, environmental sciences, urban planning, and engineering. Scholars must connect their research interests to substantive population health concerns.

How to Apply: Contact your departmental Grants and Contracts Specialist or Melanie Morgan (mmorgan@austin.utexas.edu) in the COLA Office of Research and return Proposal Review Form by August 30.

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://www.rwjf.org/en/grants/calls-for-proposals/2013/rwjf-health---society-scholars-.html

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Title: Innovative Measurement Tools for Community Engaged Research Efforts (CeNR) (R01) (PA-13-209)

Sponsor: National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Deadline: 9/13/2013

Amount: $500,000

Description/Eligibility:  Innovative tools that measure public trust, collaboration, and empowerment are needed to strengthen the science of CEnR. Tools that effectively measure engagement efforts and are valid and reliable will enhance the scientific efforts when using community based, community based participatory and practice based research methodologies. Specific areas of research interest include, but are not limited to: Develop and test tools that measure trust between partners in engagement efforts; Develop and test tools that measure capacity/readiness for research efforts; Develop and test tools to measure successful partnership/collaboration in engagement efforts; Develop reliable and valid tools that can be used in measuring community engaged research efforts that impact individual outcomes such as trust, capacity, empowerment, and collaboration; Use established statistical procedures to test existing or newly developed instruments; Develop and test instruments that measure the success or failure of partnership efforts; Apply existing tools in measuring community engaged research efforts; Develop and test scientific measures of sustainability for health improvement programs; and Develop and test scientific outcome measures related to improving health disparities.

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 September 13.

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-13-209.html

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Title: Innovative Measurement Tools for Community Engaged Research Efforts (R21) (PA-13-212)

Sponsor: National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Deadline: 9/25/2013

Amount: $200,000

Description/Eligibility:  Tools that effectively measure engagement efforts and are valid and reliable will enhance the scientific efforts when using community based, community based participatory and practice based research methodologies. Specific areas of research interest include, but are not limited to: Develop and test tools that measure trust between partners in engagement efforts; Develop and test tools that measure capacity/readiness for research efforts; Develop and test tools to measure successful partnership/collaboration in engagement efforts; Develop reliable and valid tools that can be used in measuring community engaged research efforts that impact individual outcomes such as trust, capacity, empowerment, and collaboration; Use established statistical procedures to test existing or newly developed instruments; Develop and test instruments that measure the success or failure of partnership efforts; Apply existing tools in measuring community engaged research efforts; Develop and test scientific measures of sustainability for health improvement programs; Develop and test scientific outcome measures related to improving health disparities. R21 are Exploratory/Developmental Research Grants.

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 September 25.

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-13-212.html

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Title: High Risk Research in Anthropology (HRRA) (NSF 98-523)

Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)

Deadline: 11/18/2013

Amount: $50,000

Description/Eligibility: Anthropological research may be conducted under unusual circumstances, often in distant locations. As a result the ability to conduct potentially important research may hinge on factors that are impossible to assess from a distance and some projects with potentially great payoffs may face difficulties in securing funding. This program gives small awards that provide investigators with the opportunity to assess the feasibility of an anthropological research project. The information gathered may then be used as the basis for preparing a more fully developed research program. Projects, which face severe time constraints because of transient phenomena or access to materials may also be considered. Investigators must contact the cognizant NSF Program Director before submitting an HRRA proposal. This will facilitate determining whether the proposed work is appropriate for HRRA support. 

How to Apply: Contact your departmental Grants and Contracts Specialist or Kathy Thatcher (thatcher@austin.utexas.edu) in the COLA Office of Research and return Proposal Review Form by November 18.

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://www.nsf.gov/publications/pub_summ.jsp?ods_key=nsf08523

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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

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