College of Liberal Arts

COLA Grants Digest: June 4, 2013

Tue, Jun 4, 2013

Title: Minority AIDS Initiative (MAI) Program Using New Media to Prevent Substance Abuse and HIV/AIDS for Populations at High Risk (CFDA 93.243)

Sponsor: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)

Deadline: 6/10/2013

Amount: $125,000

Description/Eligibility:  SAMHSA’s Center for Substance Abuse Prevention is accepting applications for grants for using new media to prevent substance abuse (SA) and HIV/AIDS for populations at high risk. The purpose of this Minority AIDS Initiative (MAI) program is to use new media to promote targeted SA and HIV prevention messages to racial/ethnic populations at risk for SA and HIV infections. The program aims to decrease prejudice and discrimination by giving those at risk of contracting HIV the opportunity to share their stories online, allowing for interaction with others in their community, and encouraging healthy behaviors. In addition, volunteer peer mentors/coaches will be used to train and encourage racial/ethnic populations/subpopulations of focus to participate in SA and HIV prevention programs. 

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 10. 

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://www.samhsa.gov/grants/2013/sp-13-008.aspx

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Title: Hausa Language Media Platform for West Africa Funding (CTP-CTAQM-13-005, DFDA 19.701)

Sponsor: Department of State (DOS)

Deadline: 6/19/2013

Amount: $5,900,000-$6,500,000 

Description/Eligibility: The U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Counterterrorism (CT) announces a request for applications (RFA) from organizations interested in providing Hausa-language TV content via free-to-air satellite, with a footprint to cover northern Nigeria. CT invites organizations to submit applications outlining a project concept and capacity to develop and manage a free-to-air Hausa-language satellite TV channel aimed at youth residing in northern Nigeria. In pursuit of CT’s long-term goal of reducing audience receptivity to terrorist recruiters, this project supports the following CT objectives: create positive themes and narratives to compete with those of violent extremist ideologues; and displace the violent extremist worldview. 

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 19.

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://www07.grants.gov/search/search.do?&mode=VIEW&oppId=235635

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Title: National Consumer Food Safety Education Conference (U13) (RFA-FD-13-003)

Sponsor: Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS)

Deadline: 6/20/2013

Amount: $200,000

Description/Eligibility: The purpose of the National Consumer Food Safety Education Conference is to advance the knowledge, practice and effectiveness of health and food safety (FS) educators in support of two Healthy People 2020 goals: FS-1: to reduce infections caused by key pathogens transmitted commonly through food, and FS-5: to increase the proportion of consumers who follow key food safety practices. The proposed conference is intended to enhance public education and outreach to improve food handling practices, and for strengthening collaboration among internal and external stakeholders to prevent foodborne illness. There is great potential to engage health and food safety educators more directly as partners in support of the government’s efforts to prevent foodborne illness.  A conference designed to activate field-based educators can be a powerful way to exponentially increase exposure of American consumers to critical evidence-based food safety practices that can reduce incidence of foodborne illness.  

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 20.

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-FD-13-003.html

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Title: Endeavour Research Fellowships

Sponsor: Australian Agency for International Development (AusAID), the Department of Innovation, Industry, Science, Research and Tertiary Education (DIICCSRTE), and the Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR)

Deadline: 6/30/2013

Amount: $22,685 (AUS $23,500)

Description/Eligibility: The Endeavour Research Fellowships provides financial support for postgraduate students and postdoctoral fellows from participating countries to undertake short-term research (4-6 months) towards a Masters or PhD (which they are enrolled in a participating country) or postdoctoral research in any field of study in Australia; and for Australian postgraduate students and postdoctoral fellows to undertake short term research (4-6 months) towards a Masters or PhD (which they are enrolled in Australia) or postdoctoral research, in any field of study, in participating countries. The program also assists recipients build international professional links and institutional collaborations.

How to Apply: Apply directly to sponsor by June 30. See grant announcement for complete list eligibility requirements and materials to be submitted with application.

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://www.innovation.gov.au/InternationalEducation/Endeavour/Pages/Endeavour.aspx

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Title: Endeavor Executive Fellowships

Sponsor: Australian Agency for International Development (AusAID), the Department of Innovation, Industry, Science, Research and Tertiary Education (DIICCSRTE), and the Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR)

Deadline: 6/30/2013

Amount: $17,858 (AUS $18,500)

Description/Eligibility: The Endeavour Executive Fellowship provides professional development opportunities of (1-4 months) for high achievers in business, industry, education or government from participating countries and for Australian’s to do the same. The awards focus on building skills and knowledge through a host work environment rather than through formal enrolment in a study program at a host organization and are not intended to fund direct academic research. Professional development activities could include management training, peer-to-peer learning, mentoring, short courses and developing leadership skills. Applicants must be nominated by their host organization.

How to Apply: Apply directly to sponsor by June 30. See grant announcement for complete list eligibility requirements and materials to be submitted with application.

Full Announcement/Contacts:

http://www.innovation.gov.au/InternationalEducation/Endeavour/Pages/Endeavour.aspx

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Title: Graduate Research Scholarships in Psychology

Sponsor: American Psychological Foundation (APF)

Deadline: 6/30/2013

Amount: $1,000-$5,000

Description/Eligibility: The purpose of the scholarship program is to assist graduate students of psychology with research costs associated with the master’s thesis or doctoral dissertation. The American Psychological Association Science Directorate administers the granting of the scholarships. Graduate students enrolled in an interim master's program or doctoral program are eligible to apply. If a student is currently enrolled in a terminal master's program, the student must intend to enroll in a PhD program. Students at any stage of graduate study are encouraged to apply. A letter of recommendation from the nominee's graduate research advisor, with original signature is required.

How to Apply: Apply directly to sponsor by June 30. See grant announcement for complete list of materials to be submitted with application.

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://www.apa.org/apf/funding/cogdop.aspx

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Title: Enduring Questions (20130912-AQ, CFDA 45.163)

Sponsor: National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH)

Deadline: 8/22/2013

Amount: $38,000

Description/Eligibility: The Enduring Questions grant program supports faculty members in the teaching and development of a new course that will foster intellectual community through the study of an enduring question. This question-driven course will encourage undergraduates and teachers to grapple with a fundamental concern of human life addressed by the humanities, and to join together in a deep and sustained program of reading in order to encounter influential thinkers over the centuries and into the present day. The Enduring Questions grant program will help promote dialogue in today’s undergraduate environment. The course is to be developed by one or more (up to four) faculty members at a single institution, but not team-taught. The grant supports the work of faculty members in designing, preparing, and assessing the new course. It may also be used for ancillary activities that enhance faculty-student intellectual community, such as visits to museums and artistic or cultural events.

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 22.

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://www.neh.gov/grants/education/enduring-questions

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Title: Digital Humanities Start-up Grants (CFDA 45.169)

Sponsor: National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH)

Deadline: 8/22/2013

Amount: $60,000

Description/Eligibility: The Digital Humanities Start-Up Grants program awards relatively small grants to support the planning stages of innovative projects that promise to benefit the humanities. Proposals should be for the planning or initial stages of digital initiatives in any area of the humanities. Digital Humanities Start-Up Grants may involve research that brings new approaches or documents best practices in the study of the digital humanities; planning and developing prototypes of new digital tools for preserving, analyzing, and making accessible digital resources, including libraries’ and museums’ digital assets; scholarship that focuses on the history, criticism, and philosophy of digital culture and its impact on society; scholarship or studies that examine the philosophical or practical implications and impact of the use of emerging technologies in specific fields or disciplines of the humanities, or in interdisciplinary collaborations involving several fields or disciplines; innovative uses of technology for public programming and education utilizing both traditional and new media; and new digital modes of publication that facilitate the dissemination of humanities scholarship in advanced academic as well as informal or formal educational settings at all academic levels. Innovation is a hallmark of this grant category, which incorporates the “high risk/high reward” paradigm often used by funding agencies in the sciences.

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 22.

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://www.neh.gov/grants/odh/digital-humanities-start-grants

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Title: Services Research for Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) Across the Lifespan: Research on Early Identification and Linkage to Services for ASD (RO1) (RFA-MH-14-100)

Sponsor: National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Deadline: 8/31/2013

Amount: $500,000 

Description/Eligibility: The purpose of this funding opportunity announcement (FOA) is to support research that develops and tests service system interventions that are broadly implementable and that rapidly engage young children with ASD in evidence-based treatment and services early in life. The goals of this FOA are to: 1) develop a service system intervention that coordinates ASD identification, evaluation, and linkage to treatment and services for children with ASD within the first two years of life; 2) test the feasibility and effectiveness of the intervention in engaging young children with ASD in care in multiple community settings; and 3) empirically demonstrate the intervention's implementability and generalizability to settings across the U.S. The ultimate goal is to transform the current ASD service system by designing an integrated set of strategies that are effective and engineered for rapid adoption and implementation on a broad scale.  This FOA focuses on intervening to improve ASD service systems. It is not intended to support the development or adaptation of ASD screening tools, revalidation of assessment instruments for use under DSM-5 diagnostic criteria, nor the development or adaptation of interventions for children with ASD. 

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 31.

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-MH-14-100.html

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Title: Short Course on Innovative Methodologies in the Behavioral and Social Sciences (RFA-OD-13-009)

Sponsor: National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Deadline: 12/2/2013

Amount: $200,000-$1,700,000

Description/Eligibility: This funding opportunity announcement (FOA), issued by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research (OBSSR) and participating Institutes and Centers, invites Research Education Grant (R25) applications to develop, implement, evaluate and disseminate short courses in Innovative methods for behavioral and social sciences research (BSSR).  Methodological domains of interest include but are not limited to: study design, data collection, measurement, data analysis and visualization, modeling and simulation (aka “systems science methodologies”).

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 December 2. 

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-OD-13-009.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.edufor Post-Award

 

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