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COLA Grants Digest May 7, 2013

Tue, May 7, 2013

COLA Grants Digest: May 7, 2013

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Title: Research Projects to Strengthen Evidence-Based Humanitarian Decision Making (PRM-PRMOAPGL-13-002, CFDA 19.522)

Sponsor: Department of State, Bureau of Population, Refugees and Migration (PRM)

Deadline: 5/9/2013

Amount: $50,000-$250,000

Description/Eligibility: PRM will consider funding projects involving research, assessment, formative evaluation, and the development of tools, operational guidance, and/or best practices to strengthen evidence-based humanitarian decision-making concerning specified topics/research questions.

How to Apply: Contact your departmental Grants and Contracts Specialist or Kathy Thatcher (thatcher@austin.utexas.edu) and return Proposal Review Form by May 9.

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://www07.grants.gov/search/search.do?&mode=VIEW&oppId=232273

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Title: Environmental Project Grants

Sponsor: Woodard and Curran Foundation

Deadline: 5/10/2013

Amount: $2,500-$5,000

Description/Eligibility: The Woodard and Curran Foundation is accepting applications from nonprofit environmental organizations focused on creating a healthier world. The foundation will award one $5,000 grant and one $2,500 grant for environmental projects that benefit the public at large. Project descriptions must clearly demonstrate that the award will have a measurable impact in achieving the organization's goals.

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

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://woodardcurranfoundation.org/grants.htm

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Title: International Visitor Leadership Program Assistance Award (ECA-PE-V-14-05-OY-B, CFDA 19.402)

Sponsor: Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs

Deadline: 5/17/2013

Amount: $500,000-$5,000,000

Description/Eligibility: The Office of International Visitors, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA/PE/V), United States Department of State (DOS), announces an open competition for up to six assistance awards to administer the International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP). The IVLP is the U.S. Department of State’s premier professional exchange program. Launched in 1940, the IVLP is a professional exchange program that seeks to build mutual understanding between the U.S. and other nations through carefully designed short-term visits to the U.S. for current and emerging foreign leaders.

How to Apply: Contact your departmental Grants and Contracts Specialist or Kathy Thatcher (thatcher@austin.utexas.edu) and return Proposal Review Form by May 17.

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

Title: Office of Research Integrity (ORI) Extramural Research Grants (IR-ORI-13-001, CFDA 93.085)

Sponsor: Department of Health and Human Services(DHHS)

Deadline: 5/20/2013

Amount: $200,000-$300,000

Description/Eligibility: The purpose of this exploratory/developmental grant program is to foster research on research integrity in areas that have been inadequately explored. Successful applications will evaluate existing paradigms critically, be developed around an innovative hypothesis or address critical barriers to progress in understanding the multiple factors that underlie deviation from integrity in research, or conversely, that promote research integrity. The application should address the societal, organizational, group, or individual factors that affect integrity in research, both positively and negatively. Successful projects will be designed to produce clear evidence (rates of occurrence and impacts) of problem areas in community standards, self-regulation, practice norms, and non-adherence to accepted codes of conduct, and/or to solutions to those problems.

How to Apply: Contact your departmental Grants and Contracts Specialist or Kathy Thatcher (thatcher@austin.utexas.edu) and return Proposal Review Form by May 20.

Full Announcement/Contacts: https://www.grantsolutions.gov/gs/preaward/previewPublicAnnouncement.do?id=17927

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Title: Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad (DDRA) Fellowship Program (ED-GRANTS-050213-001, CFDA 84.022)

Sponsor: Department of Education

Deadline: 5/22/2013

Amount: $15,000-$60,000

Description/Eligibility: The Fulbright-Hays DDRA Fellowship Program provides opportunities to doctoral candidates to engage in full-time dissertation research abroad in modern foreign languages and area studies. The program is designed to contribute to the development and improvement of the study of modern foreign languages and area studies in the United States. Research projects must focus on one or more of the following geographic areas: Africa, East Asia, Southeast Asia and the Pacific Islands, South Asia, the Near East, Central and Eastern Europe and Eurasia, and the Western Hemisphere (excluding the United States and its territories). Within this absolute priority, we give competitive preference to applications that 1) focus on any of the 78 languages selected from the U.S. Department of Education’s list of Less Commonly Taught Languages (LCTLs), or 2) are in the fields of economics, engineering, international development, global education, mathematics, political science, public health, science, or technology.

How to Apply: Contact Joanne Duffy (jduffy@austin.utexas.edu) at the Graduate School for internal submission procedures.

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://www07.grants.gov/search/search.do?&mode=VIEW&oppId=232813

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

Sponsor: National Institutes of Health (NIH), National Institute of Nursing Research (NINR)

Deadline: 5/24/2013

Amount: $275,000/2 yrs.

Description/Eligibility: The use of community engaged research (CEnR) methodologies, such as community-based participatory, community-based, and practice-based research are regarded as valid approaches to prevent disease and promote health. A collaborative effort between community partners and researchers to engage in research that benefits community is a central tenet to CEnR. 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.

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

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

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Title: Fund for the Advancement of the Discipline (FAD)

Sponsor: American Sociological Association (ASA)

Deadline: 5/24/2013

Amount: $7,000

Description/Eligibility: The goal of this award is to nurture the development of scientific knowledge by funding small, groundbreaking research initiatives and other important scientific research activities such as conferences. FAD awards provide scholars with “seed money" for innovative research that has the potential for challenging the discipline, stimulating new lines of research, and creating new networks of scientific collaboration. The award is intended to provide opportunities for substantive and methodological breakthroughs, broaden the dissemination of scientific knowledge, and provide leverage for acquisition of additional research funds.

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

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://www.asanet.org/funding/fad.cfm

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Title: Florida Public Humanities Grants

Sponsor: Florida Humanities Council

Deadline: 6/3/2013

Amount: $2,000

Description/Eligibility: The Florida Humanities Council is accepting applications from Florida nonprofits for the planning and implementation of public humanities projects related to Florida or of interest to Floridians. Grants of up to $2,000 will be awarded for small projects such as single events, lectures or panel discussions, readings and discussion groups, film series, and/or online resources that may include interpretive brochures, reading lists, audio/video recordings of scholarly presentations, and classroom resources. Eligible projects must be rooted in one or more of the disciplines of the humanities, enlist the participation of humanities scholars and/or experts in the project's planning and execution, and engage the public in activities that explore humanities topics, especially those related to Florida.

How to Apply: Applications should originate from Florida-based non-profits and be submitted directly to the sponsor by June 3. Contact Melanie Morgan (mmorgan@austin.utexas.edu) by May 13 if a sub-award to UT Austin will be involved.

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://www.flahum.org/Speakers/VivaFlorida500

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Title: Youth Technology Grants

Sponsor: Best Buy Children’s Foundation

Deadline: 6/10/2013

Amount: $10,000

Description/Eligibility: The Best Buy Children's Foundation is accepting applications from local and regional nonprofit organizations working to provide teens with places and opportunities to develop twenty-first century technology skills with the potential to inspire their future education and career choices. Community grants of up to $10,000 will be awarded for program activities such as computer programming, digital imaging (photography, graphic design, videography), music production, robotics, and gaming and mobile app development. Grants are intended to support local efforts and are reviewed for consideration by Best Buy teams across the United States. The average grant amount is $5,000.

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

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://pr.bby.com/community-relations/

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Title: Juscelino Kubitschek Award

Sponsor: Inter-American Development Bank (IDB)

Deadline: 6/17/2013

Amount: $100,000

Description/Eligibility: The Juscelino Kubitschek Award was created to recognize institutions and organizations that help reduce poverty and promote equality in IDB member countries in Latin America and the Caribbean. Nominations for sustainable projects with proven impact are accepted in two categories: Economy and Finance; and Social, Cultural and Scientific.

How to Apply: Submit nominations directly to sponsor by June 17. Self-nominations not accepted.  

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://www.iadb.org/en/about-us/juscelino-award/juscelino-kubitschek-award-of-merit-for-regional-development,3006.html

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Title: Geobiology and Low-Temperature Geochemistry (NSF 09-552)

Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)

Deadline: 6/25/2013

Amount: ~$130,000-$175,000

Description/Eligibility: The Geobiology and Low-Temperature Geochemistry Program supports research on 1) the interactions between biological and geological systems at all scales of space and time; 2) geomicrobiology and biomineralization processes; 3) the role of life in the transformation and evolution of the Earth's geochemical cycles; 4) inorganic and organic geochemical processes occurring at or near the Earth's surface now and in the past, and at the broad spectrum of interfaces ranging in scale from planetary and regional to mineral-surface and supramolecular; 5) mineralogy and chemistry of soils and sediments; 6) surficial chemical and biogeochemical systems and cycles and their modification through natural and anthropogenic change; and 7) development of tools, methods, and models for low—temperature geochemistry and geobiological research - such as those emerging from molecular biology—in the study of the terrestrial environment.

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

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2009/nsf09552/nsf09552.htm

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Title: Program Challenge Fund

Sponsor: Public Broadcasting System (PBS) & the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB)

Deadline: 7/11/2013

Amount: Unspecified

Description/Eligibility: Program Challenge Fund grants will be awarded to support the development of high-visibility, high-impact, limited series that offer a definitive take on a subject or break new ground in popular public-service media. Award amounts are subject to approval by CPB based on the project's budget. The fund does not provide support for children's programming; fitness, travel, or how-to programs; or finishing expenses. PBS and CPB expect a successful Program Challenge Fund program to be the highlight of a given season's schedule, have the potential to generate publicity, and attract new audiences to PBS broadcast and online content.

How to Apply: Contact your departmental Grants and Contracts Specialist or Melanie Morgan (mmorgan@austin.utexas.edu) and return Proposal Review Form by July 11. 

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://www.cpb.org/grants/grant.php?id=344

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Title: Statistical Research Methodology in Education (ED-GRANTS-042313-004, CFDA 84.305D)

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

Deadline: 8/14/2013

Amount: Unspecified

Description/Eligibility: The Institute's purpose in awarding these grants is to provide national leadership in expanding fundamental knowledge and understanding of developmental and school readiness outcomes for infants and toddlers with or at risk for disability, and of education outcomes for all students from early childhood education through postsecondary and adult education.

How to Apply: Contact your departmental Grants and Contracts Specialist or Kathy Thatcher (thatcher@austin.utexas.edu) and return Proposal Review Form by August 14.

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2013-04-23/pdf/2013-09543.pdf

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Title: Water Sustainability and Climate  (WSC) (NSF 13-535)

Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)

Deadline: 8/20/2013

Amount: $600,000-$2,500,000

Description/Eligibility: The goal of the WSC solicitation is to enhance the understanding and predict the interactions between the water system and land use changes (including agriculture, managed forest and rangeland systems), the built environment, ecosystem function and services and climate change/variability through place-based research and integrative models. Studies of the water system using models and/or observations at specific sites, singly or in combination, that allow for spatial and temporal extrapolation to other regions, as well as integration across the different processes in that system are encouraged, especially to the extent that they advance the development of theoretical frameworks and predictive understanding.

How to Apply: Contact your departmental Grants and Contracts Specialist or Kathy Thatcher (thatcher@austin.utexas.edu) and return Proposal Review Form by August 20.

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://nsf.gov/pubs/2013/nsf13535/nsf13535.htm

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Title: International Rural Community Development

Sponsor: Vibrant Village Foundation

Deadline: Open

Amount: $15,000-$200,000

Description/Eligibility: The Vibrant Village Foundation is pleased to announce an open call for proposals for innovative project ideas in the area of rural community development in developing nations throughout the world. We seek proposals from organizations and individuals illustrating projects that provide tools and opportunities to help communities rise from the cycle of poverty and take control of their own decision-making. We are looking for projects located in a specific community or a ‘cluster’ of communities in a certain geographic area, or who are bound together by a shared natural or manmade ecosystem, such as a watershed or central bazaar.

How to Apply: Contact your departmental Grants and Contracts Specialist or Melanie Morgan (mmorgan@austin.utexas.edu) and return Proposal Review Form 3 weeks before your plan to submit.

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://vibrantvillage.org/content/international-applications

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Title: Seed Grants

Sponsor: Pollination Project

Deadline: Open

Amount: $1,000

Description/Eligibility: The Pollination Project is accepting applications from individuals working to make their community and the world a better place in the areas of arts and culture, community health and wellness, the environment, and justice. Seed grants of up to $1,000 will be awarded to social entrepreneurs for projects in the early stages of development, including those that promote compassion toward all life (people, planet, animals), environmental sustainability, justice in all its forms, community health and wellness, and social change-oriented arts and culture. Only applications for seed funding, as opposed to ongoing operational or program costs of a nonprofit organization, will be accepted. To be eligible, applicants must be passionate, committed individuals with a social change vision that fits within one or more of the above-mentioned categories. Established nonprofit organizations with paid staff will not be considered.

How to Apply: Contact your departmental Grants and Contracts Specialist or Melanie Morgan (mmorgan@austin.utexas.edu) and return Proposal Review Form 3 weeks before your plan to submit.

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://thepollinationproject.org/applicantinformatio/funding-guidelines/

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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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