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COLA Grants Digest: May 21, 2013

Tue, May 21, 2013

Title: REDD+ Stakeholder Engagement in Support of the Forest Carbon Partnership Facility (OES-OCC-13-005, CFDA 19.017)

Sponsor: Department of State

Deadline: 5/24/2013

Amount: $2,000,000 

Description/Eligibility: The Bureau of Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs’ (OES), Office of Global Change (OES/EGC) at the Department of State announces the Request for Applications (RFA) for a grant to be titled, “REDD+ Stakeholder Engagement in Support of the Forest Carbon Partnership Facility”. The purpose is to support work on the ground to enhance and scale-up ongoing stakeholder engagement in developing tropical forest countries that are participants in the global Forest Carbon Partnership Facility (FCPF). This engagement, which is in addition to the global and regional consultations already carried out by the FCPF, will help individual FCPF countries fill gaps in support for additional stakeholder engagement requested of them before grants can be signed, and to implement components of their REDD+ readiness strategies. 

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: https://www.grantsolutions.gov/gs/preaward/previewPublicAnnouncement.do?id=17990

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Title: Toyota Family Learning

Sponsor: National Center for Family Literacy (NCFL)

Deadline: 6/3/2013

Amount: $175,000

Description/Eligibility: NCFL solicits projects to implement services that engage families in learning together, mentoring other families in learning together, and family service learning projects. Toyota Family Learning will address our nation’s critical education needs in innovative ways, including leveraging the power of technology to reach families beyond the classroom. NCFL is requesting applications that will adapt existing family engagement in education programs to include the implementation of family mentoring and service learning components consisting of: Parent and Child Together (PACT) Time — activities which are defined in federal legislation as interactive literacy activities between parents and children; Parent Time — activities which are defined in federal legislation as training for parents regarding how to be the primary teacher for their children and full partners in the education of their children; Families mentoring other families to learn together and participate — via online and offline activities; and Family service learning — through projects and the sharing of those projects, activities, and experiences on the Toyota Family Learning community website.

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

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://toyotafamilylearning.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/04/Toyota-Family-Learning-RFP.pdf

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Title: State Equality Fund

Sponsor: Gill Foundation

Deadline: 6/4/2013

Amount: $100,000/yr.

Description/Eligibility: Since 2007, the Fund has granted more than $11 million to advance LGBT equality at the state level. It is an outcome-based fund, focusing on plans to achieve elements of equality in the form of policy change. No grant dollars can be used for lobbying, voter registration, electoral, or candidate work.

How to Apply: Contact your departmental Grants and Contracts Specialist or Melanie Morgan (mmorgan@austin.utexas.edu) and return Proposal Review Form by June 4.

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://gillfoundation.org/grants/outside-colorado/state-equality-fund/

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Title: Institute of Advanced Study (IAS) Fellowships

Sponsor: Durham University

Deadline: 6/9/2013

Amount: £8,000/3 mo. 

Description/Eligibility: Applications are considered from mid/late career scholars and non-academics who have an established international reputation, have shaped their field, and can provide evidence of research leadership and/or public impact. They are expected to have played a significant role in shaping their field through their outputs, achievements and markers of esteem. Applications are also considered from early/mid career individuals who have an emerging international reputation and are beginning to shape the agenda in their field. However, please note that these Fellowships are not available to undergraduate or postgraduate students.

How to Apply: Apply directly to sponsor by June 9. See grant announcement for complete list of materials to be submitted with application.

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://www.dur.ac.uk/ias/fellows/apply/

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Title: Audre Rapoport Prize for Scholarship on Gender and Human Rights

Sponsor: University of Texas Law School

Deadline: 7/1/2013

Amount: $1,000

Description/Eligibility: The Bernard and Audre Rapoport Center for Human Rights and Justice at The University of Texas School of Law extends a call for papers for the Audre Rapoport Prize for Scholarship on Gender and Human Rights.  The $1,000 prize will be awarded to the winner of an interdisciplinary writing competition on international human rights and women.  The prize is made possible by a donation from University of Texas linguistics professor Robert King in honor of the work of Audre Rapoport, who has spent many hours dedicated to the advancement of women in the United States and internationally, particularly on issues of reproductive health.  It is also meant to further the Bernard and Audre Rapoport Center's mission to serve as a focal point for critical, interdisciplinary analysis and practice of human rights and social justice.

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

Full Announcement/Contacts: https://www.utexas.edu/law/centers/humanrights/get_involved/writing-prize.php

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Title: Vilcek Prize for Creative Promise in Design

Sponsor: Vilcek Foundation

Deadline: 8/14/2013

Amount: $35,000

Description/Eligibility: The Vilcek Foundation is accepting applications from young foreign-born designers for the 2013 Vilcek Prize for Creative Promise in Design. Prizes will be awarded to professionals in the following fields: Product design includes functional objects and systems including furniture, lighting, equipment, and transport; Graphic design includes visual communication including branding, identity, and packaging for print, digital, or the built environment; Digital design includes computer-created visual and interactive multimedia from print to gaming to web-based communications; Social design includes projects that address social issues to achieve more equitable and/or sustainable solutions at the humanitarian, community, or environmental level. Applicants must have been born outside the United States; must not be more than 35 years old as of January 1, 2013; must be a naturalized citizen or permanent resident (green card holder) of the United States; must intend to pursue a professional career in the United States; must not be a past winner or finalist of the Vilcek Prize for Creative Promise.

How to Apply: Apply directly to sponsor by August 14. See grant announcement for complete list of materials to be submitted with application.

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://www.vilcek.org/prizes/creative-promise/arts.html

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Title: Fellowship Programs at Independent Research Institutions (CFDA 45.161)

Sponsor: National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH)

Deadline: 8/15/2013

Amount: $4,200/mo.

Description/Eligibility: Grants for Fellowship Programs at Independent Research Institutions (FPIRI) support fellowships at institutions devoted to advanced study and research in the humanities. NEH fellowships provide scholars with research time and access to resources that might not be available at their home institutions. Fellowship programs may be administered by independent centers for advanced study, libraries, and museums in the United States; American overseas research centers; and organizations that have expertise in promoting research on foreign cultures. Individual scholars must apply directly to the institutions themselves.

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.neh.gov/grants/research/fellowship-programs-independent-research-institutions

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Title: Research on the Role of Epigenetics in Social, Behavioral, Environmental and Biological Relationships, throughout the Life-Span and across Generations (R21) (RFA-TW-13-002)

Sponsor: National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Deadline: 10/23/2013

Amount: $150,000

Description/Eligibility: This Funding Opportunity Announcement encourages exploratory and developmental grant applications to lay the foundation for innovative and collaborative basic research on the role of epigenetics in social, behavioral, environmental and biological relationships, throughout the life-span and across generations. Research plans that are responsive to this FOA will use existing bio-psycho-social and environmental data from human cohorts or animal studies that have biospecimens available for epigenetic profiling. The one-year exploratory/developmental awards are expected to generate preliminary data for comprehensive basic research applications to study interactions between epigenetics and social/behavioral/biological/environmental factors in both normal function and pathophysiology throughout life and across generations. 

How to Apply: Contact your departmental Grants and Contracts Specialist or Kathy Thatcher (thatcher@austin.utexas.edu) and return Proposal Review Form by October 23.

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-TW-13-002.html _______________________________________________________________________

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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

Vivian Smyrl vsmyrl@austin.utexas.edu for Post-Award

 

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