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COLA Grants Digest: May 28, 2013

Tue, May 28, 2013

Title: Pathways to Prosperity (CFDA 19.750)

Sponsor: Department of State (DOS)

Deadline: 5/29/2013

Amount: $3,861,386 

Description/Eligibility: Pathways to Prosperity in the Americas has brought together 15 partner countries, including the U.S., that share a common vision on the need to identify and accelerate the adoption of effective policies and practices for promoting inclusive economic growth in preparation for the next Pathways ministerial to be held in Panama in October of 2013. The Pathways countries have established a Challenge Framework to launch a series of public competitions to solicit the most innovative and scalable ideas for generating inclusive economic growth under each of the four pillars of Pathways to Prosperity.  The objective of these competitions is to: (1) identify through a participatory process, one solvable challenge per pillar; (2) source innovative solutions to those challenges that include input from the public, private and not for profit sectors; (3) field test the best proposals; and (4) develop strategies to scale up projects that have proven successful. This proposal invites interested applicants to provide proposals to receive an award from the U.S. Department of State for the amount of $3,861,386.  Of this amount, the selected applicant will be expected to sub-award and manage approximately $2,250,000 in four (4) grants in one of thirteen Pathways countries (excluding the United States and Canada).  The selected subawards primary beneficiaries must be in the Dominican Republic, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Panama, and Peru. In order to be considered technically eligible, proposals must clearly demonstrate adherence to this limitation on beneficiary countries.

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: http://www07.grants.gov/search/search.do;jsessionid=nvGyRpvM1m21WfVtPm7SR3X8zGwdJW7JNNQLJlLrSqW0Lj0SDJxn!-2116821137?revNum=0&mode=VIEWREVISIONS

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Title: Justice Sector Assistance to Caribbean Basin Security Initiative (CBSI) (CFDA 19.703)

Sponsor: Department of State (DOS), International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL)

Deadline: 6/4/2013

Amount: $1,000,000-$4,000,000

Description/Eligibility: INL is seeking applications from qualified organizations to implement an initiative that can quickly deploy a broad range of interventions (i.e. technical assistance, tailored trainings in one or more countries, seminars in one or more countries, among others) to address a myriad of justice sector needs. The implementer will work in close coordination with INL’s Office of Western Hemisphere Programs (WHP) and INL sections in CBSI countries in order to identify, in a timely manner, opportunities and challenges that arise on the ground. INL/WHP encourages applicants to submit proposals that include strategies to target pre-identified justice-related assistance areas. However, the proposal should also explain how the applicant will be willing to both identify and respond to future needs for training or technical assistance throughout the region. 

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 4.

Full Announcement/Contacts: https://www.grantsolutions.gov/gs/preaward/previewPublicAnnouncement.do?id=18097

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Title: Federal Justice Statistics Analytic Resource Center (CFDA 16.734)

Sponsor: Department of Justice (DOJ)

Deadline: 6/14/2013

Amount: $1,000,000 

Description/Eligibility: The Bureau of Justice Statistic’s (BJS) Federal Justice Statistics Program (FJSP) collects, standardizes, and publishes statistics about the federal response to crime and the operation of the federal criminal justice system. The proposed project will identify and retain the support of substantive and methodological experts as affiliates to assist in project tasks. The two priority areas are 1) demonstrating how the federal data, especially the linked data, can be used to address pressing substantive questions; and 2) assessing the primary shortcomings of the FJSP data for federal criminal justice statistical reporting purposes, and proposing and implementing methodological solutions to address these issues. The successful applicant will provide a well-organized staffing plan that will be responsive to BJS’s changing priorities by adapting quickly to substantive shifts in tasks. The successful applicant will also employ advanced techniques to analyze longitudinal and cross-sectional data to improve an understanding of the federal criminal case 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 June 14.

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://www07.grants.gov/search/search.do?&mode=VIEW&oppId=235192

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Title: Measuring the Value of Prevention Within the Senior Medicare Patrol (SMP) Program (HHS-2013-ACL-AOA-MI-0056, CFDA 93.048)

Sponsor: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), Administration for Community Living (ACL)

Deadline: 6/17/2013

Amount: $75,000-$225,000

Description/Eligibility: ACL seeks applications that will describe how to best conduct research on prevention education, such as that conducted by the SMP program, to determine how to best measure and quantify the effects of these efforts. This research may include, but is not limited to, identification of methodologies for measuring cost savings or avoidance associated with fraud prevention efforts. Specifically, ACL is interested in reviewing and supporting applications that will describe how the applicant will: conduct a literature review of methods to quantify the effects of community education on prevention to identify an appropriate methodology for measuring these efforts in general and within the SMP context; determine how to best measure and estimate the effects of community education on health care fraud prevention according to the identified methodology; and develop and implement, in conjunction with selected volunteer SMP project grantees, a pilot study to demonstrate the above developed measures and tools using the SMP program and Medicare fraud prevention efforts.

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://acl.gov/Funding_Opportunities/Announcements/Index.aspx

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Title: National Juvenile Justice Information Sharing Training and Technical Assistance (TTA) Program (CFDA 16.540)

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

Deadline: 6/17/2013

Amount: $175,000

Description/Eligibility: OJJDP is soliciting applications to deliver high quality technical and training assistance (TTA) that enhances information sharing among the juvenile justice, child welfare, mental health, education, and other systems that play key roles in serving youth across multiple systems of care. The TTA delivered to state, local, and tribal juvenile justice, child welfare, and other youth-serving agencies should support implementation and delivery of solutions that adhere to standards and guidelines of DOJ’s Global and OJJDP Information Sharing Initiatives. The successful applicant should support effective procedures for collaboration and coordination among justice information sharing TTA providers and understand the relationships between the proposed activities and other complementary juvenile information sharing (JIS) initiatives across the country. Furthermore, applicants should be willing to participate in and contribute to the national dialogues regarding best practice, good governance, and strategies to enhance the use of information sharing tools, standards, and technology to improve juvenile justice outcomes and outcomes for youth in the child welfare system and those at risk of entering the juvenile justice system. 

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

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Title: Disability and Rehabilitation Research Projects and Centers (RRTC) Program: Rehabilitation Research and Training Centers: Community Living and Participation for Individuals with Psychiatric Disabilities (CFDA 84.133B-9)

Sponsor: Department of Education

Deadline: 6/27/2013

Amount: $875,000

Description/Eligibility: The purpose of the Disability and Rehabilitation Research Projects and Centers Program is to plan and conduct research, demonstration projects, training, and related activities, including international activities, to develop methods, procedures, and rehabilitation technology that maximize the full inclusion and integration into society, employment, independent living, family support, and economic and social self-sufficiency of individuals with disabilities, especially individuals with the most severe disabilities, and to improve the effectiveness of services authorized under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended (Rehabilitation Act). Absolute Priorities for FY 2013 are: Priority 1—Community Living and Participation for Individuals With Psychiatric Disabilities; Priority 2—General RRTC Requirements. 

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://www07.grants.gov/search/search.do?&mode=VIEW&oppId=235176

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Title: International Affairs Partnership Program (DOSGEO-13-GR-002-GEO-05241, CFDA 19.900)

Sponsor: Department of State (DOS)

Deadline: 6/28/2013

Amount: $495,000

Description/Eligibility: The Public Affairs Section (PAS) of the U.S. Embassy in Tbilisi, Georgia is pleased to announce an open competition for assistance award through this Request for Proposals (RFP) for the International Affairs Partnership Program with the School of Law and Politics (SLP) at the Georgian Institute of Public Affairs (GIPA). The PAS invites U.S. academic institutions (U.S. University International Relations/Political Science/Foreign Policy programs) to submit proposals for a three-year partnership project to improve the standard of International Relations instruction and assist in the long-term institutional development of the SLP. The means for achieving this goal may include: faculty development, curricula and materials development, program development (to include joint long-distance MA degree program), professor and student exchanges, and joint research. 

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://www07.grants.gov/search/search.do?&mode=VIEW&oppId=235453

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Title: Research That Enhances Our Understanding of How Youth Settings Work, How They Affect Youth Development, and How They Can Be Improved

Sponsor: William T. Grant Foundation

Deadline: 7/11/2013

Amount: $100,000-$600,000 

Description/Eligibility: The William T. Grant foundation seeks applications for projects that address theory, policy, and/or practice affecting the settings of youth ages 8 to 25 in the United States. Social settings are defined as the social environments in which youth experience daily life. These include environments with clear boundaries such as classrooms, schools, and youth-serving organizations, and those with less prescribed boundaries such as neighborhoods or other settings in which youth interact with peers, family members, and other adults. 

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 July 11.

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://www.wtgrantfoundation.org/funding_opportunities/research_grants/social-settings

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Title: Bringing Theory to Practice

Sponsor: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF)

Deadline: 7/31/2013

Amount: $100,000

Description/Eligibility: RWJF seeks applications for projects that, through mentored research which responds to the questions defined in the national research agenda for Public Health Services and Systems Research (PHSSR), expand the evidence base for effective decision-making in public health practice and policy. Proposals should address topics described in the PHSSR agenda and incorporate new ways to connect the public health practice and research communities so as to expedite the translation of evidence into policy and practice. Preference will be given to proposals that engage public health practitioners and policy makers through established public health agencies, organizations, and networks (e.g., public health practice-based research networks; prevention research centers and public health training centers; clinical and translational science institutes; state, local, and/or tribal public health agencies; and nonprofit organizations providing public health services). Priority will be given to proposals that address research questions related to the social determinants of health and health disparities, public health service delivery, quality, and population health outcomes.

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 July 11.

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://www.rwjf.org/en/grants/calls-for-proposals/2013/public-health-services-and-systems-research--mentored-research-s.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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