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COLA Grants Digest: July 16, 2013

posted: Tue, Jul 16, 2013

 

Title: Office of Elementary and Secondary Education (OESE) Educational Facilities Clearinghouse Program (ED-GRANTS-071113-001, CFDA 84.215T)

Sponsor: Department of Education

Deadline: 7/22/2013

Amount: $1,000,000 

Description: The purpose of the Education Facilities Clearinghouse  program is to provide technical  assistance and training on the planning, design, financing, procurement, construction, improvement, operation, and maintenance of safe, healthy, and high-performing elementary and secondary education facilities. For FY 2013, the absolute priority for this solicitation is to establish a clearinghouse to collect and disseminate research and other information on effective practices regarding the planning, design, financing, procurement, construction, improvement, operation, and maintenance of safe, healthy, and high-performing facilities for elementary and secondary schools.

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 22.

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2013-07-11/pdf/2013-16667.pdf

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Title: U.S.-Russia Peer-to-Peer Dialogue Program (DOSRUS-13-GR-001, CFDA 19.040)

Sponsor: Department of State

Deadline: 7/22/2013

Amount: $100,000

Description: To help foster greater contacts between Americans and Russians, the State Department is announcing the U.S.-Russia Peer-to-Peer Dialogue Program, which will provide small grants to support meetings, virtual interactions, exchanges, and internships between American and Russian organizations. Applications from any kind of non-commercial organization will be welcome, including scientific groups, student associations, academic collaborators, and civil society organizations. American or Russian organizations can submit applications, but must clearly demonstrate in their application a proposed collaboration with a peer organization in the other country.

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 22. 

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://www07.grants.gov/search/search.do?&mode=VIEW&oppId=237313

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Title: Secure and Trustworthy Cyberspace (SaTC), Medium Projects (NSF 13-578)

Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)

Deadline: 9/3/2013

Amount: $500,000-$10,000,000

Description: This program welcomes proposals that address Cybersecurity from a Trustworthy Computing Systems perspective (TWC); a Social, Behavioral and Economic Sciences perspective (SBE); and a Transition to Practice perspective (TPP). In addition, we welcome proposals that integrate research addressing two or more of these perspectives as well as proposals focusing entirely on Cybersecurity Education.

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 September 23. See solicitation for later deadlines for Frontier, Cybersecurity Education, and Small Project proposals.

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2013/nsf13578/nsf13578.htm?WT.mc_id=USNSF_25&WT.mc_ev=click

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Title: Charitable Grants

Sponsor: BBVA Compass Foundation

Deadline: 9/9/2013

Amount: ~$5,000-$25,000

Description: The BBVA Compass Foundation supports nonprofit organizations that are making a positive impact in the communities the bank serves in Alabama, Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, New Mexico, New York, Puerto Rico, and Texas. The Foundation gives priority to requests that best reflect the following focus areas: community development/financial literacy, education, health and human services, arts and culture, environment and natural resources, and diversity and inclusion. Applicants should exhibit significant support (through the contribution of time or financial resources) from a BBVA Compass employee(s).

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 September 9.

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://www.bbvacompass.com/compass/responsibility/foundations.jsp

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Title: Abe Fellowship for Journalists

Sponsor: Social Sciences Research Council (SSRC) and the Japan Foundation Center for Global Partnership (CGP)

Deadline: 9/15/2013

Amount: $25,600

Description: The Abe Fellowship for Journalists is designed to encourage in-depth coverage of topics of pressing concern to the United States and Japan through individual short-term policy-related projects. Applicants are invited to submit on one of three themes: traditional and non-traditional approaches to security and diplomacy, global and regional economic issues, and social and cultural issues. The competition is open to U.S. and Japanese citizens with at least 5 years professional journalistic experience, freelancers are also eligible.

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 September 23. See solicitation for later deadlines for Frontier, Cybersecurity Education, and Small Project proposals.

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://www.ssrc.org/fellowships/abe-fellowship-for-journalists/

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Title: Ecology and Evolution of Infectious Diseases (EEID) (NSF 12-587)

Sponsor: National Science Foundation

Deadline: 10/30/2013

Amount: $750,000 (minimum) 

Description/Eligibility: The goal of the Ecology and Evolution of Infectious Diseases (EEID) program is to support important and innovative research on the ecological, evolutionary, and socio-ecological principles that influence the transmission dynamics of infectious diseases. Projects must address quantitative or computational understanding of pathogen transmission dynamics and should be interdisciplinary, bringing together such areas as anthropology, computational science, ecology, epidemiology, evolution, food science, genomics, geography, global health, mathematics, microbiology, plant science, population biology, sociology, physical environmental sciences, systems science, and veterinary medicine.

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 30.

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2013/nsf13577/nsf13577.htm?WT.mc_id=USNSF_38&WT.mc_ev=click

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If you received this message as a forward and would like to be added to our list, log in to UT Lists at https://utlists.utexas.edu/sympa/ and subscribe to the “cola_grants_alert” list. A note on deadlines: Many grants listed in this digest require 3 week lead time before the sponsor deadline for COLA and OSP approval. Please see “How to Apply” under each grant for the appropriate procedure. Deadlines for grants marked “submit to sponsor” are not adjusted for internal review. 

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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