College of Liberal Arts

COLA Grants Digest: August 13, 2013

Tue, Aug 13, 2013

 

Title: Immigration Journalism Award

Sponsor: French-American Foundation

Deadline: 8/19/13

Amount: Unspecified 

Description/Eligibility:  The French-American Foundation is seeking meaningful, visionary stories on under-reported topics with a strong social justice component. The Foundation particularly seeks both creative content and format, and all types of stories will be considered (local, global, cultural, economic, etc.). Journalists can apply individually, and teams can also apply for a single award. Journalists of all nationalities can apply, as long as the work submitted for consideration is in English or French and was published by a U.S. or European media no earlier than January 2012.

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

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://www.frenchamerican.org/immigration-journalism-award

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Title: Science of Science and Innovation Policy (SciSIP) (Faculty, PD 09-7626; Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Grants (DDRIG), NSF 11-547)

Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)

Deadline: 8/19/13

Amount: Unspecified

Description/Eligibility:  The SciSIP program supports research designed to advance the scientific basis of science and innovation policy. Research funded by the program thus develops, improves and expands models, analytical tools, data and metrics that can be applied in the science policy decision making process. For example, research proposals may develop behavioral and analytical conceptualizations, frameworks or models that have applications across a broad array of SciSIP challenges, including the relationship between broader participation and innovation or creativity.

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 19.

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=501084&WT.mc_id=USNSF_39&WT.mc_ev=click

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Title: National Cancer Institute Program Project Applications (P01) (PAR 13-321)

Sponsor: National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Deadline: 8/25/2013 (Letter of Intent),9/4/2013 (Full Proposal)

Amount: Unspecified

Description/Eligibility:  With this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA), the National Cancer Institute (NCI) invites applications for investigator-initiated program project (P01) grants. Proposed program projects may address any of the broad areas of cancer research, including (but not limited to cancer biology, cancer treatment, cancer diagnosis, cancer prevention, and cancer control. Basic, translational, clinical, and/or population-based studies in all of these research areas are appropriate. Each Program Project application must consist of at least three projects. The projects must share a common central theme, focus, and/or overall objective.

How to Apply: Submit Letter of Intent directly to sponsor by August 25. 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 4.

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-13-321.html

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Title: I Love My Librarian Award

Sponsor: Carnegie Corporation of New York, New York Times

Deadline: 9/6/2013

Amount: $5,500

Description/Eligibility:  There are more than 122,000 libraries nationwide, and librarians touch the lives of the people they serve every day.  The award encourages library users like you to recognize the accomplishments of exceptional public, school, college, community college, or university librarians.  We want to hear how you think your librarian is improving the lives of the people in your school, campus or community.

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

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=239238

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Title: California Documentary Project (CDP)

Sponsor: Cal Humanities

Deadline: 9/10/2013

Amount: $10,000-$50,000 (1:1 match req.)

Description/Eligibility:  The California Documentary Project (CDP) is a competitive grants program that supports documentary film, radio, and new media productions that enhance our understanding of California and its cultures, peoples, and histories. Projects must use the humanities to provide context, depth, and perspective and be suitable for California and national audiences through broadcast and/or distribution. CDP grants support projects at the research and development, production, and public engagement stages.

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 10.

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://www.calhum.org/grants/california-documentary-project-grant

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Title: Official U.S. Presentation at the 56th International Art Exhibition, Venice, Italy, June through November, 2015 (ECA-ECALMAQM-14-002, CFDA 19.415)

Sponsor: Bureau Of Educational and Cultural Affairs

Deadline: 9/20/2013

Amount: $250,000

Description/Eligibility:  An open competition for proposals from U.S. based non-profit organizations including museums, galleries, visual arts centers and schools to organize the official U.S. presentation at the 56th International Art Exhibition to be held in Venice, Italy, June through November, 2015.

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 20.

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=239238

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Title: Health and Society Scholars

Sponsor: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF)

Deadline: 9/20/2013

Amount: $80,000/yr., 2 yrs.

Description/Eligibility:  The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health & Society Scholars program provides two years of support to postdoctoral scholars at all stages of their careers to build the nation’s capacity for research and leadership to address the multiple determinants of population health and contribute to policy change. The program is based on the principle that progress in the field of population health depends upon collaboration and exchange across disciplines and sectors. Its goal is to improve health by training scholars to investigate the connections among biological, genetic, behavioral, environmental, economic, and social determinants of health; and develop, evaluate and disseminate knowledge, interventions, and policies that integrate and act on these determinants to improve health.

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

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://www.rwjf.org/en/grants/calls-for-proposals/2013/rwjf-health---society-scholars-.html?cid=XEM_A7400

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Title: Behavioral and Social Science Research on Understanding and Reducing Health Disparities (R21) (PA-13-288)

Sponsor: National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Deadline: 9/25/2013

Amount: $275,000

Description/Eligibility:  The purpose of this funding opportunity announcement (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 September 25.

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-13-288.html

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Title: Small Grants Program for Cancer Research (NCI Omnibus R03) (PAR-12-144)

Sponsor: National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Deadline: 9/25/2013

Amount: $100,000/2yrs.

Description/Eligibility:  This funding opportunity announcement (FOA), issued by the National Cancer Institute (NCI), of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) supports small research projects on cancer that can be carried out in a short period of time with limited resources. The R03 grant mechanism 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 September 25.

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-12-144.html

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Title: Performing Arts Japan (PAJ)

Sponsor: Japan Foundation

Deadline: 9/30/2013

Amount: $50,000 (1:1 match req.)

Description/Eligibility:  PAJ support is designed for nonprofit organizations in the United States and Canada working to introduce Japanese performing arts to local audiences. The main goals of the program are to increase access to the Japanese performing arts in the United States and Canada, especially outside major metropolitan areas; to foster an understanding of the Japanese performing arts by providing educational programs for audiences in each touring location apart from public performances; and to support collaborative projects between Japanese and American/Canadian performing artists.

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 30.

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://www.jfny.org/arts_and_culture/DL/paj/PAJ_Guidelines_2014_2015.pdf

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Title: Dissertation Proposal Development Fellowship (DPDF) Faculty Field Competition

Sponsor: Social Sciences Research Council (SSRC)

Deadline: 10/01/2013

Amount: $13,000 + travel

Description/Eligibility:  The DPDF Faculty Field Competition is open to tenured humanities and social sciences faculty interested in creating or reinvigorating interdisciplinary fields of study through the training of the next generation of researchers. Selected research directors guide the development of effective doctoral dissertation proposals within innovative fields by helping fellows sharpen the focus of their research and identify appropriate methods of investigation and analysis. Annually, the DPDF program selects up to five research fields, each proposed by two senior faculty with different institutional affiliations and, as relevant, different disciplinary specializations. Faculty selected as field research directors design and lead two workshops for student fellows, in coordination with DPDF staff, and serve as mentors to the fellows during the course of their summer pre-dissertation research.

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

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://www.ssrc.org/fellowships/dpdf-faculty-fields-competition/#fields

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Title: Residential Faculty Fellowships

Sponsor: Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences, Stanford University

Deadline: 10/03/2013

Amount: Stipend matching funds, up to half salary

Description/Eligibility:  The Center offers a residential postdoctoral fellowship program for scientists and scholars from this country and abroad. Since 1954, CASBS Fellowships have been awarded to scholars working in a diverse range of disciplines. These include the five core social and behavioral disciplines of anthropology, economics, political science, psychology and sociology as well as scholars from a wide range of humanistic disciplines, education, linguistics and the biological sciences. Although not required, we are especially interested in hosting individuals and groups whose work would fit into one of several broad themes: "The Motivated Mind" - research on incentives, education, learning, cognitive development, and related topics; "The Future of Work" - research on the nature of work, unions, technological disruptions, the political context of work, and related topics; “The Environment” - research to address the gap between society’s knowledge of the social and economic impacts of environmental degradation and the failure to act; “Health Care System” - an opportunity to apply behavioral science to a national problem that they personally experience - underperformance of the US health system.

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

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://www.casbs.org/apply-fellowships

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Title: Early Career Award for Public Engagement with Science

Sponsor: American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)

Deadline: 10/15/2013

Amount: $5,000

Description/Eligibility:  Established in 2010, this award recognizes early-career scientists and engineers who demonstrate excellence in fostering greater public engagement with science. Nominees will have conducted science activities with a focus on interactive dialogue between themselves and a non-scientific, public audience. Types of public engagement activities might include informal science education, public outreach, public policy, and/or science communication activities such as mass media, public dialogue, radio, TV and film, science café, science exhibit, science fair, and social and online media.

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

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://www.aaas.org/aboutaaas/awards/public_engagement/index.shtml

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Title: Research Grants

Sponsor: American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP)

Deadline: 10/25/2013

Amount: $30,000-$100,000

Description/Eligibility:  AFSP research grants support the work of investigators from all disciplines that contribute to the understanding of suicide and suicide prevention. Investigators from all academic disciplines are eligible to apply; both basic science and applied research projects will be considered. Applicants at institutions outside the U.S. as well as international applicants who are working at U.S. institutions are 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 October 25.

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://www.afsp.org/research/research-grant-information/research-grant-categories

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Title: Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) (NSF 13-584)

Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)

Deadline: 11/7/2013 (Social Sciences, Psychology), 11/8/2013 (Geosciences)

Amount: $44,000/yr., 3 yrs.

Description/Eligibility:  The purpose of the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) is to help ensure the vitality and diversity of the scientific and engineering workforce of the United States. The program recognizes and supports outstanding graduate students who are pursuing research-based master's and doctoral degrees in fields within NSF's mission. The GRFP provides three years of support for the graduate education of individuals who have demonstrated their potential for significant achievements in science and engineering research.

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

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2013/nsf13584/nsf13584.htm?WT.mc_id=USNSF_25&WT.mc_ev=click

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Title: Increased Knowledge and Innovative Strategies to Reduce HIV Incidence-iKnow Projects (R01) (PAR-13-323)

Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)

Deadline: 12/1/2013

Amount: Unspecified

Description/Eligibility:  The purpose of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to promote innovative research that addresses one or both of the following objectives: Devise optimal strategies to improve the identification of persons unaware of their HIV-1 infection and successfully link them to HIV testing, treatment, and prevention interventions; develop and examine the feasibility and acceptability of novel integrated interventions of biomedical and behavioral strategies that substantially reduce the likelihood of onward HIV transmission in these populations.

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 1.

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-13-323.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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