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COLA Grants Digest June 25, 2013

Tue, Jun 25, 2013

 

Title: Country Level Engagement and Assistance to Reduce (CLEAR) Child Labor (SCA-13-12)

Sponsor: U.S. Department of Labor (USDOL)

Deadline: 7/12/2013

Amount: $7,700,000

Description/Eligibility: USDOL/Bureau of International Labor Affairs (ILAB) will award up to $7.7 million for a cooperative agreement(s) to fund a project(s) to implement technical assistance activities that support the reduction of the worst forms of child labor (WFCL) by building local and national capacity in a minimum of ten (10) countries over the life of the cooperative agreement. The Grantee will work cooperatively with host governments at the local or national level to implement actions that support: (1) development, improvement and/or adoption of national legislation addressing child labor issues, including by bringing them into compliance with international standards, (2) improved monitoring, implementation of policies, and enforcement of laws related to the WFCL, including through training of labor inspectors and support for community-based child labor monitoring systems (CLMS), (3) development (or improvement) and adoption of national plans of action on child labor, including the WFCL, and (4) enhanced implementation of national and local policies and programs aimed at reduction and prevention of the WFCL, and improved policies and social programs to increase access to basic education, vocational training, social protection services, employment creation and poverty reduction initiatives, for populations particularly vulnerable to the WFCL. For the first year, the Grantee will work in in the following five (5) countries: Bangladesh, Paraguay, Philippines, Suriname, and Uganda. 

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 12.

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://www07.grants.gov/search/search.do?&mode=VIEW&oppId=236475

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Title: Project to Prevent Child Labor in Home-Based Carpet Production in Afghanistan (SCA 13-11)

Sponsor: U.S. Department of Labor (USDOL)

Deadline: 7/12/2013

Amount: $2,000,000

Description/Eligibility: USDOL intends to award up to $2 million for a cooperative agreement(s) to one or more qualifying organizations to address child labor in at least one district of Afghanistan in which there is evidence of a high prevalence of child labor in home-based carpet weaving workplaces. The Applicant must partner with at least one carpet company that sources woven carpets from home-based production sites in Afghanistan, and develop and implement a social compliance system for that company’s carpet supply chain. The applicant must describe how it will establish an independent monitoring system to verify the company’s compliance with company standards to eliminate child labor in its home-based carpet weaving workplaces, and describe how it will ensure that identified child laborers receive remediation services.

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 12.

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://www07.grants.gov/search/search.do?&mode=VIEW&oppId=236477

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Title: Promoting Well-Being and Adoption After Trauma (HHS-2013-ACF-ACYF-CO-0637, CFDA 96-652)

Sponsor: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS)

Deadline: 7/15/2013

Amount: $250,000 - $500,000 

Description/Eligibility: The goal of this funding opportunity announcement (FOA) is to solicit proposals for projects that will improve the social and emotional well-being and restore the developmentally appropriate functioning of targeted children and youth in child welfare systems that have mental and behavioral health needs. These grants, in the form of cooperative agreements, are designed to: assist public child welfare agencies, through interagency collaboration, in improving adoption and child well-being outcomes by creating a flexible service array that provides early access to effective mental and behavioral health services that match the needs of children, youth, and families in the service population; support the implementation of a comprehensive and integrated approach to evidence-based or evidence-informed screening and assessment of mental health and behavioral health needs and the use of functional outcome oriented case planning to ensure those needs are met; support service array reconfiguration approaches at the child and systems level that are aligned and responsive to the screening and functional assessment data and; evaluate the effect of implemented system changes on safety, permanency, well-being, adoption, and cost outcomes for children overall and for particular subgroups.

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 15.

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://www.acf.hhs.gov/grants/open/foa/view/HHS-2013-ACF-ACYF-CO-0637

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Title: Postdoctoral Program in Environmental Chemistry

Sponsor: Camille and Henry Dreyfus Foundation

Deadline: 8/14/2013

Amount: $120,000

Description/Eligibility: The Camille and Henry Dreyfus Foundation seeks to further the development of scientific leadership in the field of environmental chemistry with a postdoctoral fellowship program. The Postdoctoral Program in Environmental Chemistry provides a principal investigator with an award of $120,000 over two years to appoint a Postdoctoral Fellow in environmental chemistry. Applications are accepted from principal investigators that have well-established research efforts in environmental science or engineering. These research activities need not be located in traditional departments in the chemical sciences, and collaboration across departments and institutions is encouraged. Applications most likely to be of interest should describe innovative fundamental research in the chemical sciences or engineering related to the environment.

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.dreyfus.org/awards/postdoctoral_program.shtml

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Title: Fellowship Award

Sponsor: Damon Runyan Cancer Research Foundation

Deadline: 8/15/2013

Amount: $180,000 (3 years)

Description/Eligibility: The Damon Runyon Fellowship Award is designed to provide early career scientists with resources to further hone their cancer research skills and explore their own ideas while working with mentors in top universities and cancer research centers. Candidates must apply for the fellowship under the guidance of a sponsor — a scientist (tenured, tenure-track, or equivalent position) capable of providing mentorship to the fellow. Awards are made to institutions for the support of the fellow under direct supervision of the sponsor. The foundation encourages all theoretical and experimental research relevant to the study of cancer and the search for cancer causes, mechanisms, therapies, and prevention. Applicants must have completed one or more of the following degrees or its equivalent: M.D., Ph.D., M.D./Ph.D., D.D.S., and/or D.V.M. Candidates must have had their degree conferred between October 15, 2012, and August 15, 2013, and must have joined their sponsor's lab on or after October 15, 2012.

How to Apply: Apply directly to sponsor by August 15. See grant announcement for complete list of materials to be submitted with application.

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://www.damonrunyon.org/for_scientists/more/fellowship_award_overview

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Title: Grants for Mid-Career Professionals in Preservation and Related Fields

Sponsor: James Marston Fitch Charitable Foundation

Deadline: 9/15/2013

Amount: $15,000

Description/Eligibility: Fitch Mid-Career grants of up to $15,000 are awarded annually to one or two mid-career professionals who have an academic background, professional experience and an established identity in one or more of the following fields: historic preservation, architecture, landscape architecture, urban design, environmental planning, architectural history and the decorative arts. The James Marston Fitch Charitable Foundation will consider proposals for the research and/or the execution of the preservation-related projects in any of these fields. Projects will be evaluated on the following criteria: the project will make a meaningful contribution to the academic and/or professional field of historic preservation in the United States; the applicant has a realistic plan for the dissemination of research and/or final work product; the project has a clear and realistic goals, timeframe, work plan, and budget; the project demonstrates innovative thinking, original research and creative problem solving and/or design. Grants are awarded only to individuals, not organizations. The Foundation does not fund university-sponsored research projects or dissertation research. 

How to Apply: Apply directly to sponsor by September 15. See grant announcement for complete list of materials to be submitted with application.

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://fitchfoundation.org/filter/Grants/ApplicationFitch-Mid-Career-Grant

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Title: Mentored Career Development Award to Build Research Capacity in Global Mental Health (K01) (RFA-mh-14-120)

Sponsor: National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Deadline: 10/1/2013

Amount: $750,000

Description/Eligibility: The purpose of this project is to provide support and "protected time" (three to five years) for an intensive, supervised career development experience that will facilitate the entry of early career investigators into the field of global mental health research and lead to research independence. The National Institute for Mental Health (NIMH) invites applications from advanced postdoctoral and/or recently appointed early research scientists (usually with a Ph.D., M.D., or equivalent degree and no more than six years of postdoctoral research experience at the time of application) in biomedical, behavioral, or clinical sciences who are pursuing global mental health research careers in areas supported by the NIMH. After the first year of the award, award recipients must spend at least four months per year in-country conducting research at research sites or institutions in World Bank defined low- or middle-income countries (LMICs).  

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 October 1.

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-MH-14-120.html

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Title: Saudi-American Educational and Cultural Initiative Grants (S-SAECI-13-GR-050-NEA-061813, CFDA 19.021)

Sponsor: U.S. Department of State (DOS)

Deadline: Open

Amount: $3,000 - $25,000

Description/Eligibility: The Public Affairs Section of the U.S. Embassy to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is now accepting proposals for proposals from U.S. non-governmental and community organizations, universities, entrepreneurs, cultural organizations or qualified individuals who propose to work together to develop or expand educational, professional and cultural exchange activities and promote dialogue and partnership between the people of the United States and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The new grant will support innovative forms of collaboration to expand the diversity of activities in the U.S.-Saudi partnership and develop the next generation of leaders, especially among youth, young professionals and women, and to promote mutual understanding and respect through long-term partnership and cooperation between our two 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 three (3) weeks prior to the date your submission date. 

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://riyadh.usembassy.gov/education-and-culture/grants.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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