College of Liberal Arts

COLA Grants Digest: September 10, 2013

Tue, Sep 10, 2013

Announcements:

Faculty Workshop: Submitting Grants at UT Austin: How to get and application from your desk to the sponsor

Date: 9/25/2013

Time: 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM

Location: GEB, 3.212 (Conference Room) 

Description: Learn what the COLA Research Office can do for you; the basics about UT’s Office of Sponsored Projects; and more. This presentation/workshop will last approximately one hour. I will be available to answer questions following the presentation 

RSVP: Send RSVP to Kathy Thatcher (thatcher@austin.utexas.edu) by September 18.

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Faculty Workshop: NSF Faculty Submissions

Date: 11/6/2013

Time: 11:30 AM – 1 PM

Location: GEB, 3.212 (Conference Room)

Description: This presentation/workshop will last approximately 1.5 hours. We will learn how to search for NSF grant solicitations, review the NSF proposal guidelines for the specific documents required to complete your grant application, discuss the NSF review process and timeline, and present an overview of a FastLane application. I will be available to answer questions following the presentation.

RSVP: Send RSVP to Kathy Thatcher (thatcher@austin.utexas.edu) by October 30.

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Title: Family Engagement Initiative

Sponsor: W.K. Kellogg Foundation (WKKF)

Deadline: 9/11/2013

Amount: $500,000/1-3yrs.

Description/Eligibility: Organizations that have developed effective family engagement models that address obstacles faced by low-income families are encouraged to send initial submissions for possible funding of up to $500,000 for one to three years. WKKF defines family engagement as a shared responsibility of families, schools and communities for student learning and achievement. The foundation seeks to support and expand on-the-ground family engagement efforts that include program design and implementation, service delivery and/or policy development and implementation.

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 11.

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://www.wkkf.org/news/articles/2013/08/wk-kellogg-foundation-announces-investment-to-identify-and-expand.aspx

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Title: Art Education Research Grants

Sponsor: National Art Education Foundation (NAEF)

Deadline: 9/11/2013

Amount: $10,000

Description/Eligibility: NAEF invites proposals to support research in art education that advances knowledge in the field of art education and that promulgate the goals outlined in “Creating a Visual Arts Research Agenda Toward the 21st Century” (see NAEA website). Grants are awarded to art educators whose proposals specifically focus on issues relating to one of the recommendations identified in this document. NAEF encourages the submissions of proposals that conduct research that supports the impact and importance of arts education in student learning and provides hard data to support the findings of the research.

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 11 

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://www.arteducators.org/grants/national-art-education-foundation

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Title: Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Grants, Geography and Spatial Sciences (NSF 11-547 and 12-570)

Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)

Deadline: 9/19/2013

Amount: $16,000, including indirect costs

Description/Eligibility: These grants provide funds for items not normally available through the student's university. Additionally, these grants allow doctoral students to undertake significant data-gathering projects and to conduct field and archival research in settings away from their campus that would not otherwise be possible. Funds may be used for valid research expenses which include, but are not limited to, conducting field research in settings away from campus that would not otherwise be possible, data collection and sample survey costs, payments to subjects or informants, specialized research equipment, analysis and services not otherwise available, supplies, travel to archives, travel to specialized collections and facilities or field research locations, and partial living expenses for conducting necessary research away from the student's U.S. academic institution.

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.nsf.gov/publications/pub_summ.jsp?WT.z_pims_id=503621&ods_key=nsf12570 and http://www.nsf.gov/publications/pub_summ.jsp?ods_key=nsf11547

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Title: NSF Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Grants, Sociology (NSF 11-547)

Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)

Deadline: 10/1/2013

Amount: $12,000, including indirect costs

Description/Eligibility: These grants provide funds for items not normally available through the student's university. Additionally, these grants allow doctoral students to undertake significant data-gathering projects and to conduct field and archival research in settings away from their campus that would not otherwise be possible. Funds may be used for valid research expenses which include, but are not limited to, conducting field research in settings away from campus that would not otherwise be possible, data collection and sample survey costs, payments to subjects or informants, specialized research equipment, analysis and services not otherwise available, supplies, travel to archives, travel to specialized collections and facilities or field research locations, and partial living expenses for conducting necessary research away from the student's U.S. academic institution.

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 1.

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://www.nsf.gov/sbe/ses/soc/socckl1.jsp

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Title: Postdoctoral Fellowships in Biology (PRFBO)

Sponsor: National Science Foundation

Deadline: 10/9/2013

Amount: $69,000

Description/Eligibility: The Directorate for Biological Sciences (BIO) awards Postdoctoral Research Fellowships in Biology to recent recipients of the doctoral degree for research and training in selected areas supported by BIO and with special goals for human resource development in biology. The fellowships encourage independence at an early stage of the research career to permit Fellows to pursue their research and training goals in the most appropriate research locations regardless of the availability of funding for the Fellows at that site. Applications must include sponsoring scientists' statements and the applicants must affiliate with institutions (e.g., colleges and universities, and privately-sponsored nonprofit institutes and museums, government agencies and laboratories, and, under special conditions, for-profit organizations) anywhere in the world.

How to Apply: Apply directly to Sponsor by October 8. See grant announcement for complete list of materials to be submitted with application.

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://www.nsf.gov/publications/pub_summ.jsp?WT.z_pims_id=503622&ods_key=nsf12497   

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Title: Research Grants

Sponsor: Lesbian Health Fund (LHF)

Deadline: 9/24/2013

Amount: $10,000

Description/Eligibility: The Fund supports research in the areas of understanding social, family, and interpersonal influences as sources of stress or support; eliminating inequalities in health care, including barriers to care, and improving quality of care and utilization rates; development and testing of interventions to address mental and physical health needs of lesbians and other sexual minority women, including but not limited to depression, identity related issues, eating disorders, substance abuse, obesity, cancer risks, cardiovascular disease, and sexually transmitted infections; and sexual and reproductive health, including family and parenting issues.

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 24.

More Info: http://www.glma.org/index.cfm?fuseaction=Page.viewPage&pageId=959&grandparentID=594&parentID=922&nodeID=1

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Title: World Politics and Statecraft Fellowship

Sponsor: Smith Richardson Foundation

Deadline: 9/24/2013

Amount: $7,500

Description/Eligibility: Supports Ph.D. dissertation research on American foreign policy, international relations, international security, strategic studies, area studies, and diplomatic and military history. The fellowship’s objective is to support the research and writing of policy-relevant dissertations through funding of fieldwork, archival research, and language training.  In evaluating applications, the Foundation will accord preference to those projects that could directly inform U.S. policy debates and thinking, rather than dissertations that are principally focused on abstract theory or debates within a scholarly discipline. Applicants should be ABD by the time of application, international applicants may apply.

How to Apply: Contact Melanie Morgan (mmorgan@austin.utexas.edu) by September 24 to initiate internal application process.

More Info: http://www.srf.org/grants/world_politics.php

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Title: Fellowships and Grant for the History of Science and Technology in East Asia

Sponsor: The D. Kim Foundation

Deadline: 11/18/2013

Amount: Varies

Description/Eligibility: The Foundation provides fellowships and grants to support graduate students and young scholars who are working in the history of science and technology in East Asia from the beginning of the 20th century, regardless of their nationality, origins, or gender. Comparative studies of East Asia and the West as well as studies in related fields (mathematics, medicine and public health) are also welcome.

How to Apply:  Apply directly to sponsor November 18. See grant announcement for complete list of materials to be submitted with application. 

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://www.dkimfoundation.org/fellowships.html  

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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.edu for Post-Award

 

 

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