College of Liberal Arts

COLA Grants Digest: August 6, 2013

Tue, Aug 6, 2013

Title: Global Undergraduate Exchange Program in Eurasia and Central Asia (ECA-ECAAE-14-005, CFDA 19.009)

Sponsor: U.S. Department of State

Deadline: 8/15/2013

Amount: $1,745,600

Description/Eligibility:  The Office of Academic Exchange Programs of the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs announces an open competition for the administration of the FY 2014 Global Undergraduate Exchange Program in Eurasia and Central Asia (UGRAD). The UGRAD Program selects outstanding students from Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Russia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, and Uzbekistan, to receive scholarships for one semester or one academic year of non-degree study at U.S. institutions of higher education. Scholarships are available in all fields of study. Funding should support a minimum of 59 participants. Every effort should be made to maximize the number of scholarships awarded. Overall grant Applicant organizations must demonstrate the ability to administer all aspects of the UGRAD Program, demonstrate the ability to recruit and select a diverse pool of candidates from various geographic regions in Eurasia and Central Asia and serve as the principal liaison with UGRAD Program host institutions and the Bureau.

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 15.

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://www07.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=238900

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Title: Research Project Grant (R01) (PA-13-302)

Sponsor: National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Deadline: 8/15/2013

Amount: $500,000

Description/Eligibility: The Research Project Grant (R01) supports a discrete, specified, circumscribed project to be performed by the named investigator(s) in areas representing the specific interests and competencies of the investigator(s). The proposed project must be related to the programmatic interests of one or more of the participating NIH Institutes and Centers (ICs) based on descriptions of their 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 August 15.

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-13-302.html

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Title: Exploratory/Developmental Research Grant Program (R21) (PA-13-303)

Sponsor: National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Deadline: 8/15/2013

Amount: $200,000

Description/Eligibility: The NIH Exploratory/Developmental Grant (R21) funding opportunity supports the development of new research activities in categorical program areas. The R21 activity code is intended to encourage exploratory and developmental research projects by providing support for the early and conceptual stages of these projects. These studies may involve considerable risk but may lead to a breakthrough in a particular area, or to the development of novel techniques, agents, methodologies, models, or applications that could have a major impact on a field of biomedical, behavioral, or clinical 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 August 15.

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-13-303.html

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Title: Small Research Grant Program (Parent R03) (PA-13-304)

Sponsor: National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Deadline: 8/15/2013

Amount: $50,000

Description/Eligibility: The National Institutes of Health (NIH) Investigator-Initiated Small Research Grant (R03) funding opportunity supports small research projects that can be carried out in a short period of time with limited resources. The R03 activity code supports different types of projects including pilot and feasibility studies; secondary analysis of existing data; small, self-contained research projects; development of research methodology; and development of new research technology.

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 15.

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-13-304.html

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Title: Behavioral and Social Science Research on Understanding and Reducing Health Disparities (R01) (PA-13-292)

Sponsor: National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Deadline: 8/15/2013

Amount: $500,000

Description/Eligibility: The purpose of this FOA is to encourage behavioral and social science research on the causes and solutions to health and disabilities disparities in the U. S. population. Health disparities between, on the one hand, racial/ethnic populations, lower socioeconomic classes, and rural residents and, on the other hand, the overall U.S. population are major public health concerns. Emphasis is placed on research in and among three broad areas of action: 1) public policy, 2) health care, and 3) disease/disability prevention. Particular attention is given to reducing health gaps among groups. Applications that utilize an interdisciplinary approach, investigate multiple levels of analysis, incorporate a life-course perspective, and/or employ innovative methods such as systems science or community-based participatory research are particularly encouraged.

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 15.

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-13-292.html

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Title: Express Research Grants in Biomedical Informatics (R01) (PAR-13-300)

Sponsor: National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Deadline: 8/15/2013

Amount: $250,000

Description/Eligibility: The National Library of Medicine (NLM) offers support for innovative research in biomedical informatics. The scope of NLM's interest in the research domain of informatics is interdisciplinary, encompassing informatics problem areas in the application domains of health care, public health, basic biomedical research, bioinformatics, biological modeling, translational research and health information management in disasters. NLM defines biomedical informatics as the science of optimal organization, management, presentation and utilization of information relevant to human health and biology. Informatics research produces concepts, tools and approaches that advance what is known in the field and have the capacity to improve human health. 

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 15.

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-13-300.html

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Title: Digital Innovation Fellowships

Sponsor: American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS)

Deadline: 9/5/2013

Amount: $85,000

Description/Eligibility: With funding from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the program supports research projects in all disciplines of the humanities and related social sciences with the aim of providing scholars with the means to pursue intellectually significant projects that deploy digital technologies intensively and innovatively.  Fellowships are intended to support an academic year dedicated to work on a major scholarly project that takes a digital form. Projects may address a consequential scholarly question through new research methods, new ways of representing the knowledge produced by research, or both; create new digital research resources; increase the scholarly utility of existing digital resources by developing new means of aggregating, navigating, searching, or analyzing those resources; or propose to analyze and reflect on the new forms of knowledge creation and representation made possible by the digital transformation of scholarship.

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 5.

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://www.acls.org/programs/digital/

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Title: Southeast Asia Youth Leadership Program (ECA-ECAPEC-14-002, CFDA 19.415)

Sponsor: U.S. Department of State

Deadline: 9/6/2013

Amount: $1,470,000

Description/Eligibility: The Office of Citizen Exchanges, Youth Programs Division, of the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs announces an open competition for the Southeast Asia Youth Leadership Program, pending the availability of FY 2014 funding. Proposals will include plans to provide a three-week, U.S.-based youth leadership program in April 2014 for 60 youth and educators from the member states of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations. The activities will focus on civic education, leadership, diversity, and community engagement and address ways youth can unite around their common goals. Support for individual or small group follow-on projects in the home communities of the exchange alumni will complete the program.

How to Apply: 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 6.

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://www07.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=238902

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Title: Capacity Building Assistance for High-Impact HIV Prevention (CDC-RFA-PS14-1403)

Sponsor: Centers for Disease Control (CDC)

Deadline: 9/11/2013 (Full Application); 10/2/2013 (Letter of Intent, required)

Amount: $2,500,000-$9,000,000

Description/Eligibility: Toward meeting the vision and goals of the National HIV/AIDS Strategy (NHAS), CDC will institute Community High-Impact Prevention (CHIP), a new initiative to shift programmatic efforts of capacity building organizations to further maximize prevention impact to reduce HIV infections and related morbidity, mortality, and health disparities across the United States and its territories. PS14-1403 will support the single, flagship program that fully reflects CDC’s new direction for providing high quality capacity building assistance (CBA) services for health departments, community-based organizations (CBOs), and healthcare organizations to plan, implement, and sustain a high-impact approach to HIV prevention based on scientifically-proven, cost effective, and scalable interventions directed to populations who need it most. 

How to Apply: Submit letter of intent directly to sponsor by October 2. To submit full application, 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 11.

Full Announcement/Contacts:

http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=239081

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Title: Program in China Studies Collaborative Reading Workshop Grants

Sponsor: American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS)

Deadline: 10/29/2013

Amount: $15,000

Description/Eligibility: The Henry Luce Foundation/ACLS Program in China Studies seeks to maintain the vitality of China Studies in the U.S. through fellowships and grants designed primarily for scholars early in their careers. These grants provide support for collaborative reading of texts in a workshop format that is interdisciplinary and crosses scholarly generations. A wealth of often complex and challenging texts is a distinctive feature of the Chinese cultural record, making close reading by a group of scholars especially fruitful, because they can bring to bear diversity of research, experience, and expertise. Collaboration refers primarily to the sustained, collective examination of texts. But it may also characterize the conceptualization of the workshop by several scholars. Reading workshops are intended to be less formal than conferences; they should involve interactive reading, interpretation and commentary within a seminar-sized group. 

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 October 29.

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://www.acls.org/programs/china-studies/#prediss

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Title: Collaborative Interdisciplinary Team Science in National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) Research Areas (R24) (PAR-13-305)

Sponsor: National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Deadline: 10/30/2013

Amount: $500,000

Description/Eligibility:  The purpose of this funding opportunity announcement (FOA) is to encourage applications that assemble an interdisciplinary, collaborative team of creative, independent, and funded investigators to address a complex and important problem relevant to the mission of NIDDK.  The team should be able to provide an integrative plan of working together to effectively address the complex challenge at hand.  The team science approach encouraged by this FOA could be used to generate a research resource, which may include discovery-based or hypothesis-generative approaches, to advance the relevant area of biomedical 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 October 30.

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-13-305.html

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Title: Program in China Studies Predisserations Summer Grants

Sponsor: American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS)

Deadline: 11/12/2013

Amount: $5,000

Description/Eligibility: The Henry Luce Foundation/ACLS Program in Studies seeks to maintain the vitality of China Studies in the U.S. through fellowships and grants designed primarily for scholars early in their careers. Predissertation grants provide funding for graduate students to explore venues and make preliminary research arrangements, and to gain advice from potential collaborators regarding subsequent research in China. Application essays must provide the rationale for the research agenda with particular attention to the evidence needed to answer research questions. The essay should present a rational for the need for a summer visit to China prior to dissertation research. It should also provide a plan for travel in China, identifying the individuals, institutions, and sites to be visited. Inclusion of correspondence with potential contacts in China is desirable. A working knowledge of Chinese is required.

How to Apply: Apply directly to sponsor by November 12. See grant announcement for complete list of materials to be submitted with application.

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://www.acls.org/programs/china-studies/#prediss

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Title: Program in China Studies Postdoctoral Fellowships

Sponsor: American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS)

Deadline: 11/12/2013

Amount: $45,000

Description/Eligibility: The Henry Luce Foundation/ACLS Program in China Studies seeks to maintain the vitality of China Studies in the U.S. through fellowships and grants designed primarily for scholars early in their careers. Postdoctoral fellowships support work based on the applicant’s research in China that aims to produce a scholarly text in English.  A working knowledge of Chinese is required. Stipends may be used for travel, living expenses, and research costs. Other support may be accepted (sabbatical leave or other grants) but the total received cannot exceed the 125% of the fellow’s academic annual salary. There is no financial support for dependents. 

How to Apply: Apply directly to sponsor by November 12. See grant announcement for complete list of materials to be submitted with application.

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://www.acls.org/programs/china-studies/#prediss

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Title: Stephen J. Brady STOP Hunger Scholarships

Sponsor: Sodexo Foundation

Deadline: 12/5/2013

Amount: $5,000

Description/Eligibility: STOP Hunger Scholarships recognize and reward students who have made a significant impact in the fight against hunger. The scholarship recipients each receive $5,000 for their education as well as a matching grant in their name for the hunger-related charity of their choice. Eligible applicants are students (Kindergarten through graduate school) enrolled in an accredited educational institution in the United States who have demonstrated on-going commitment to their community by performing unpaid volunteer services impacting hunger in the United States at least within the last 12 months. Added consideration is given to students working to fight childhood hunger. Volunteer services must be helping non-family members.

How to Apply: Apply directly to sponsor by December 5. See grant announcement for complete list of materials to be submitted with application. 

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://www.sodexofoundation.org/hunger_us/scholarships/official/official.asp

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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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