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COLA Grants Digest: July 2, 2013

posted: Tue, Jul 2, 2013

 

Title: Faculty Early Career Development Program, Geosciences and Social, Behavioral and Economic Sciences (CAREER) (NSF 11-690)

Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)

Deadline: 7/3/12 (Intent to apply)

Amount: $400,000 (5 years)

Description/Eligibility: CAREER: The Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Program is a Foundation-wide activity that offers the National Science Foundation's most prestigious awards in support of junior faculty who exemplify the role of teacher-scholars through outstanding research, excellent education and the integration of education and research within the context of the mission of their organizations. Such activities should build a firm foundation for a lifetime of leadership in integrating education and research. NSF encourages submission of CAREER proposals from junior faculty members at all CAREER-eligible organizations and especially encourages women, members of underrepresented minority groups, and persons with disabilities to apply.

How to Apply:  Contact Kathy Thatcher (thatcher@austin.utexas.edu) in the COLA Office of Research and return Proposal Review Form by July 3.

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=503214

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Title: Tomikotisa Program in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) (RFA-660-13-000002, CFDA 98.001)

Sponsor: Kenya USAID-Nairobi

Deadline: 7/3/12 (Intent to apply)

Amount: $3,000,000

Description/Eligibility: The USAID Mission to the Democratic Republic of Congo seeks applications to implement a three-year cooperative agreement to provide technical assistance to political parties in the DRC. The three principal objectives of the activity are as follows: 1) Increase the representation and engagement of women and youth within political parties, including within leadership structures; 2) Strengthen the internal organizational capacity of political parties; and 3) Improve the ability of political parties to represent and respond to citizens’ interests. 

How to Apply:  Contact Kathy Thatcher (thatcher@austin.utexas.edu) in the COLA Office of Research and return Proposal Review Form by July 3.

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://www07.grants.gov/search/search.do?&mode=VIEW&oppId=236713

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Title: Documentary Film Grants

Sponsor: MacArthur Foundation

Deadline: 7/10/2013

Amount: $50,000-$200,000

Description/Eligibility: MacArthur's goal in media grantmaking is to provide the public with high-quality, professionally-produced documentary films, deep and analytical journalism, and well-produced news and public affairs programming. In a media environment characterized by proliferating information sources of varying degrees of reliability, the Foundation seeks to support serious, fact-based journalism for television, radio and the web, the type of original reporting that is likely to be blogged about, linked to, tweeted, and otherwise circulated throughout the Internet. Programs supported by the Foundation inform and educate their viewers about important and under-reported topics, provide balance and accurate information, encourage global conversations, and use technology to tell stories in engaging and interactive ways. 

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 10.

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://www.macfound.org/info-grantseekers/grantmaking-guidelines/media-grant-guidelines/media-documentary-films-guidelin/#application

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Title: Youth Engagement, Education, and Employment Programs (F13AS00216, CFDA 15.676)

Sponsor: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Deadline: 7/10/2013

Amount: Unspecified

Description/Eligibility: To provide experiential, education, and employment program opportunities for youth of all ages (pre-K through early adult life, including students, associates, fellows, interns, members, and volunteers) to participate in conservation activities conducted by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and/or in collaboration with other DOI bureaus; other federal agencies; and other non-Federal entities.

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 10.

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://www07.grants.gov/search/synopsis.do;jsessionid=04JQRNydt2z2qYhp2dgxjBqJgQl2yTLMTCt1cT7nW6YJpTwDG0VL!1082171526

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Title: Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders (ECA-ECAAE-14-001, CFDA 19.009)

Sponsor: U.S. Department of State, Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA)

Deadline: 8/2/2013

Amount: Unspecified 

Description/Eligibility: The Washington Fellowship aims to build and sustain a prestigious network of young Sub-Saharan leaders across critical sectors, cement stronger ties between Sub-Saharan Africa and the United States, and prepare the participants for follow-on leadership opportunities in Africa, with the goal of strengthening democratic institutions and spurring economic growth and development on the continent. The award recipient will be responsible for administering a complex program in the United States for 500 young African leaders aged 25 to 35.

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 2.

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://www07.grants.gov/search/search.do?&mode=VIEW&oppId=236804

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Title: Regional Grants Program

Sponsor: Aetna Foundation

Amount: $25,000-$40,000

Deadline: 8/23/2013

Description: The foundation's Regional Grants program funds community-wellness initiatives that serve those most at risk for poor health—including low-income, underserved, and minority populations—in Aetna's priority cities and states. In 2013, grants will target communities where healthy food can be difficult to buy, and where social and environmental factors may limit people's ability to be physically active. The foundation is particularly interested in programs that provide nutrition education and help increase the availability of affordable fresh fruits and vegetables in underserved communities and/or programs that provide opportunities for physical activity in underserved communities.

How to Apply: Contact your Departmental Grants and Contracts Specialist or Melanie Morgan (mmorgan@austin.utexas.edu) in the COLA Research Office and return Proposal Review Form by August 23.

More Info: http://www.aetna-foundation.org/foundation/apply-for-a-grant/regional-grants/index.html

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Title: GRAMMY Foundation Grants

Sponsor: GRAMMY Foundation

Amount: $5,000-$20,000

Deadline: 10/1/2013

Description: With funding generously provided by The Recording Academy, the GRAMMY Foundation Grant Program awards grants each year to organizations and individuals to support efforts that advance the archiving and preservation of the music and recorded sound heritage of the Americas for future generations, and research projects related to the impact of music on the human condition. Grant funds have been utilized to preserve private collections as well as materials at the Library of Congress, the Smithsonian and numerous colleges and universities. Research projects have studied the links between music and early childhood education, treatments for illnesses and injuries common to musicians, and the impact of music therapy on populations from infants to the elderly.

How to Apply: Submit online Letter of Inquiry directly to sponsor by October 1. Contact your Departmental Grants and Contracts Specialist or Melanie Morgan (mmorgan@austin.utexas.edu) in the COLA Research Office and return Proposal Review Form immediately if selected to submit full proposal.

More Info: http://www.grammy.org/grammy-foundation/grants

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Title: Rome Prize

Sponsor: American Academy in Rome

Amount: $15,000-$27,000

Deadline: 11/1/2013

Description: Each year, the Rome Prize is awarded to thirty emerging artists and scholars in the early or middle stages of their careers who represent the highest standard of excellence in the arts and humanities. Prize recipients are invited to Rome for six months or eleven months to immerse themselves in the Academy community where they will enjoy a once in a lifetime opportunity to expand their own professional, artistic, or scholarly pursuits, drawing on their colleagues' erudition and experience and on the inestimable resources that Italy, Europe, the Mediterranean, and the Academy have to offer. Rome Prize winners are the core of the Academy's residential community, which also includes Residents and Visiting Artists and Scholars. Residence in Rome is required.

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

More Info: http://www.aarome.org/apply/rome-prize/procedure-requirements

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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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