College of Liberal Arts

COLA Grants Digest: August 20, 2013

Tue, Aug 20, 2013

 

Announcements:

Graduate Student Grants Workshops

RSVP now for workshops on NSF Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Grants (DDRIGs) and Grant Seeking Basics, beginning September 6th.  Full fall workshop schedule available at http://www.utexas.edu/cola/research/events/upcoming.php

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Title: National Land Remote Sensing Education Outreach and Research Activity (NLRSEORA) (G13AS00094, CFDA 15.815)

Sponsor: Geological Survey

Deadline: 8/22/2013

Amount: $5,000,000/5 yrs.

Description/Eligibility:  The Land Remote Sensing (LRS) Program of the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) Climate and Land Use Change (CLU) mission area is soliciting applications from qualified Educational Institutions, State and Local Governments, and Non-profit Organizations (NPOs) for a National Land Remote Sensing Education Outreach and Research Activity (NLRSEORA). This effort involves the development of a U.S. national consortium to expand the science of remote sensing through education, outreach and research / applications development  in areas such as environmental monitoring to include the effects of climate variability on water availability (or lack thereof) and phenology; public health related issues to include identification of potential indicators relating to vector-borne diseases; natural resource management, land cover mapping, land use change and disaster analysis.

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 22.

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=239982

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Title: Documenting Endangered Languages (DEL), Regular Submissions (NSF 11-554) and Doctoral Dissertation Improvement Grants (NSF 11-547)

Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)

Deadline: 8/23/2013

Amount: Varies

Description/Eligibility:  This funding partnership between the National Science Foundation (NSF) and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) supports projects to develop and advance knowledge concerning endangered human languages. The program supports projects that contribute to data management and archiving, and to the development of the next generation of researchers. Funding can support fieldwork and other activities relevant to the digital recording, documenting, and archiving of endangered languages, including the preparation of lexicons, grammars, text samples, and databases. Funding will be available in the form of one- to three-year project grants as well as fellowships for up to twelve months and doctoral dissertation research improvement grants for up to 24 months.

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 23.

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=12816&WT.mc_id=USNSF_39&WT.mc_ev=click

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Title: Major Grants

Sponsor: Humanities Texas

Deadline: 8/23/2013

Amount: $1,500-$8,000

Description/Eligibility:  Humanities Texas awards grants to nonprofit organizations and governmental entities to support a wide range of public programs: lectures, panel discussions, and conferences; teacher institutes; reading- and film-discussion groups; interpretive exhibits; television and radio programming; film production; and interactive multimedia programming. All funded programs are firmly grounded in the humanities and are directed to the general public, both adults and young people, outside of the regular school or college classroom. Programs targeting special audiences such as K–12 teachers, ethnic and community groups, or professional groups are also welcome. 

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 August 23.

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://www.humanitiestexas.org/grants/apply

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Title: Health Promotion Among Racial and Ethnic Minority Males (R01) (PA-13-328)

Sponsor: National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Deadline: 9/13/2013

Amount: ~$500,000/yr.

Description/Eligibility:  This initiative seeks applications that propose to stimulate and expand research in the health of minority men. Specifically, this initiative is intended to: 1) enhance our understanding of the numerous factors (e.g., sociodemographic, community, societal, personal) influencing the health promoting behaviors of racial and ethnic minority males and their subpopulations across the life cycle, and 2) encourage applications focusing on the development and testing of culturally and linguistically appropriate health-promoting interventions designed to reduce health disparities among racially and ethnically diverse males and their subpopulations age 21 and older.  

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 13.

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-13-328.html

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Title: Health Promotion Among Racial and Ethnic Minority Males (R21) (PA-13-331)

Sponsor: National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Deadline: 9/25/2013

Amount: $275,000/2 yrs.

Description/Eligibility:  This initiative seeks applications that propose to stimulate and expand research in the health of minority men. Specifically, this initiative is intended to: 1) enhance our understanding of the numerous factors (e.g., sociodemographic, community, societal, personal) influencing the health promoting behaviors of racial and ethnic minority males and their subpopulations across the life cycle, and 2) encourage applications focusing on the development and testing of culturally and linguistically appropriate health-promoting interventions designed to reduce health disparities among racially and ethnically diverse males and their subpopulations age 21 and older.   

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-13-331.html

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Title: Climate Program Office, FY 2014 (NOAA-OAR-CPO-2014-2003692, CFDA 11.431)

Sponsor: Department of Commerce

Deadline: 9/19/2013

Amount: $50,000-$200,000 

Description/Eligibility:  NOAA conducts and supports climate research, essential oceanic and atmospheric observations, modeling, information management, assessments, interdisciplinary decision support research, outreach, education, and stakeholder partnership development. These investments are key to NOAA’s mission of “Science, Service, and Stewardship” and are guided by the agency’s vision to create and sustain enhanced resilience in ecosystems, communities, and economies, as described in NOAA’s Next Generation Strategic Plan (NGSP).

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 19.

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=239854

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Title: Moldova Partnerships for Sustainable Civil Society (MPSS) (RFA-121-13-000005, CFDA 98.001)

Sponsor: U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID)

Deadline: 9/24/2013

Amount: $6,300,000

Description/Eligibility:  The purpose of Moldova Partnerships for Sustainable Civil Society project (MPSCS) is to improve the capacity of civil society in Moldova to represent citizens’ interests, influence policymaking and sustain the sector’s democratic role for the future. PSCS will strengthen Moldovan Civil Society Organizations (CSOs), CSO networks, and engagement between CSOs and host government to contribute to a more vibrant and effective civil society sector in Moldova. 

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 24.

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=240053

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Title: Neurology Health Policy Research Fellowship

Sponsor: American Academy of Neurology (AAN)

Deadline: 10/1/2013

Amount: $102,500/yr., 2 yrs. 

Description/Eligibility:  The American Academy of Neurology is pleased to announce a two-year fellowship to support a Neurology Health Policy Research Fellow at George Washington University. The fellowship is supported by the AAN, George Washington University, the American Neurological Association, and the Child Neurology Society. This fellowship program is designed to prepare neurologists for an academic career in health policy research. The selected fellow will obtain a master’s degree at the George Washington University School of Public Health and Health Services while continuing clinical rotations.

How to Apply: Apply directly to sponsor by October 1. See grant announcement for complete list of materials to be submitted with application.

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://tools.aan.com/science/awards/?fuseaction=home.info&id=82

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Title: Soros Justice Fellowships in Advocacy

Sponsor: Open Society Foundations

Deadline: 10/23/2013

Amount: $58,700-$110,250

Description/Eligibility:  Advocacy Fellowships fund outstanding individuals — including lawyers, advocates, grassroots organizers, activist academics, and others with important perspectives - working to initiate policy advocacy projects at the local, state, and national levels that are likely to have a measurable impact on one or more of OSF's U.S. criminal justice priorities. Projects may range from litigation, to public education, to coalition-building, to grassroots mobilization to policy-driven research. Advocacy fellowships are eighteen months in duration and may be implemented in conjunction with a host organization. Fellows are expected to work full-time on their projects during the term of the fellowship. Projects can begin in the spring or fall of 2014.

How to Apply: Apply directly to sponsor by October 23. See grant announcement for complete list of materials to be submitted with application.

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://www.opensocietyfoundations.org/sites/default/files/advocacy-fellowships-guidelines-and-application20140710_1.pdf

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Title: Wildlife, Habitat Conservation Grants

Sponsor: SeaWorld & Busch Gardens Conservation Fund

Deadline: 11/8/2013

Amount: $5,000-$25,000

Description/Eligibility:  The SeaWorld & Busch Gardens Conservation Fund, a nonprofit organization created by Anheuser-Busch Adventure Parks, supports wildlife research, habitat protection, animal rescue, and conservation education in the United States and around the world. Since its inception in 2003, the fund has awarded more than $8 million in total support, including animal crisis grants to fund rapid response efforts when animals or their habitats are in peril due to either natural or human-caused events and catastrophes. 

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 November 8.

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://www.swbg-conservationfund.org/grantInfoA.htm

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Title: Social Settings Investigator Initiated Grants

Sponsor: William T. Grant Foundation

Deadline: 1/8/2014

Amount: $100,000-$600,000

Description/Eligibility: The William T. Grant Foundation supports research designed to understand and improve the everyday settings of youth between the ages of 8 and 25 in the United States. The program is designed to support high-quality research projects that address the foundation's current research interests — enhancing the understanding of how youth social settings work, how they affect youth development, and how they can be improved; and when, how, and under what conditions research evidence is used in policy and practice that affect youth, and how the uses of that evidence can be improved. Social settings are defined as the social environments in which youth experience daily life. These include environments with clear boundaries such as classrooms, schools, and youth-serving organizations; and those with less prescribed boundaries such as neighborhoods or other settings in which youth interact with peers, family members, and other adults. 

How to Apply: Submit Letter of Inquiry directly to sponsor by January 8. NOTE: Be sure to include indirect costs at 15% of proposed total direct costs, per sponsor policy. Contact Melanie Morgan (mmorgan@austin.utexas.edu) immediately if invited to submit a full proposal, or with questions on the Letter of Inquiry process.

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://www.wtgrantfoundation.org/funding_opportunities/research_grants/social-settings

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Title: Dissertation Fellowships

Sponsor: Jack Kent Cooke Foundation

Deadline: 1/14/2014

Amount: $25,000

Description/Eligibility: The Jack Kent Cooke Dissertation Fellowship Award supports advanced doctoral students who are completing dissertations that further the understanding of the educational pathways and experiences of high-achieving, low-income students. We seek to provide funding for doctoral candidates whose work informs and advances the following populations/aspects of our mission: high-achieving students from low-income backgrounds, and/or students who demonstrate the potential for achievement, and/or the conditions that promote high achievement (e.g., school settings, interventions, policies).

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 January 14.

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://www.jkcf.org/scholarships/graduate-scholarships/jack-kent-cooke-dissertation-fellowship-award/

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Title: Harvesting Leading Practices, Arts and Culture Program 

Sponsor: Kresge Foundation

Deadline: Open

Amount: $10,000-$2,000,000

Description/Eligibility: Part of its creative placemaking strategy, the Arts and Culture Program team will accept and review inquiries in its Harvesting Leading Practices focus area for activities in specific thematic areas each year. For this call, the program will accept proposals for activities in traditionally disinvested communities that integrate arts and culture in: 1) Public green and civic spaces, and 2) Transit-oriented development projects.

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 three weeks before your intended submission date.

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://kresge.org/programs/arts-culture/harvesting-leading-practices

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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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