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COLA Grants Digest: September 24, 2013

posted: Tue, Sep 24, 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 to Kathy Thatcher (thatcher@austin.utexas.edu) by September 24.

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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.

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

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Title: Advancing Digitization of Biodiversity Collections (ADBC) (NSF 13-569)

Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)

Deadline: 9/26/2013

Amount: $175,000 

Description/Eligibility: This program seeks to enhance and expand the national resource of digital data documenting existing vouchered biological and paleontological collections and to advance scientific knowledge by improving access to digitized information (including images) residing in vouchered scientific collections across the United States. The information associated with various collections of organisms, such as geographic, paleogeographic and stratigraphic distribution, environmental habitat data, phenology, information about associated organisms, collector field notes, and tissues and molecular data extracted from the specimens, is a rich resource providing the baseline from which to further biodiversity research and provide critical information about existing gaps in our knowledge of life on earth. 

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 26.

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://www.nsf.gov/publications/pub_summ.jsp?ods_key=nsf13569

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Title: Core Funding Areas

Sponsor: John Templeton Foundation (JTF)

Deadline: 10/1/2013 (online funding inquiry); 2/7/2014 (full proposal by invitation only)

Amount: Unspecified

Description/Eligibility: The JTF Core Funding Areas continue to guide the John Templeton Foundation’s grantmaking as we work to find world-class researchers and project leaders to share in our pursuit of Sir John’s dynamic forward-looking vision. A number of topics—including creativity, freedom, gratitude, love, and purpose—can be found under more than one Core Funding Area. The Foundation welcomes proposals that bring together these overlapping elements, especially by combining the tools and approaches of different disciplines.

How to Apply: Send online funding inquiry directly to sponsor by October 1. Notify your departmental Grants and Contracts Specialist  or Melanie Morgan (mmorgan@austin.utexas.edu) no later than February 7 if you are invited to submit a full proposal.

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://www.templeton.org/what-we-fund/core-funding-areas

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Title: Grants

Sponsor: Asian Cultural Council (ACC)

Deadline: 10/11/2013

Amount: Unspecified

Description/Eligibility: The Asian Arts Council is inviting proposals from individuals exhibiting an abiding passion and interest in cultural exchange between the United States and the countries of Asia, as well as among countries in Asia. Each year, ACC funds about a hundred established masters in their fields as well as tomorrow's rising stars in areas as diverse as archeology, architecture (design, theory, and history), art history, arts administration, arts criticism, choreography, composition, conceptual art, conservation, crafts, dance, design (non-commercial), filmmaking, installation art, literature, museology, music, new media, painting, photography, printmaking, sculpture, theater, video art, video conservation, and work that defies categorization. Citizens and permanent residents of the United States are eligible to apply for a grant supporting research, study, and creative work.

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 11.

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://www.asianculturalcouncil.org/apply/general-guidelines

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Title: Maternal and Child Health Research Program (MCHR) (R40) (HRSA-14-007, CFDA 93.110)

Sponsor: Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA)

Deadline: 10/17/2013

Amount: Unspecified 

Description/Eligibility: The MCHR Program supports applied and translational research relating to maternal and child health services including services for children with special health care needs, which show promise of substantial contribution to advancement of the current knowledge pool, and when used in States and communities should result in health and health services improvements. Findings from the research supported by the MCHR Program are expected to have potential for application in health care delivery programs for mothers and children. Research proposals should address critical MCHR questions such as public health systems and infrastructure, health disparities, quality of care, and promoting the health of MCHR populations, which also support the goals of the Health Resources and Services Administration. 

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 17.

Full Announcement/Contacts: https://grants3.hrsa.gov/2010/Web2External/Interface/FundingCycle/ExternalView.aspx?&fCycleID=cd2f3e86-1bca-49c9-970f-d5c4c130310c&txtAction=View+Details&submitAction=Go&ViewMode=EU

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Title: Maternal and Child Health Secondary Data Analysis Studies (MCH SDAS) (R40) (HRSA-14-008, CFDA 93.110)

Sponsor: Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA)

Deadline: 10/17/2013

Amount: Unspecified

Description/Eligibility: The MCH SDAS program supports applied research relating to maternal and child health services that utilizes exclusively the secondary analysis of existing national databases and/or administrative records. These projects should have the potential to improve health care services and delivery and to promote health and wellbeing among maternal and child health 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 October 17.

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=242354

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Title: Grand Challenges Explorations

Sponsor: Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

Deadline: 10/22/2013

Amount: $100,000 

Description/Eligibility: The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation is accepting applications for the latest of its Grand Challenges Explorations initiative, a ground-breaking grant program encouraging bold approaches aimed at improving the lives of the world’s poorest people. The simple, online, two-page application is open to creative thinkers from any discipline or any organization. The grant program is open to anyone from any discipline, from student to tenured professor, and from any organization – colleges and universities, government laboratories, research institutions, non-profit organizations and for-profit companies.

How to Apply: Contact your departmental Grants and Contracts Specialist or Melanie Morgan (mmorgran@austin.utexas.edu) in the COLA Office of Research and return Proposal Review Form by October 22. 

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://www.grandchallenges.org/Explorations/Pages/Introduction.aspx

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Title: Health Policy Fellows

Sponsor: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF)

Deadline: 10/23/2013

Amount: $165,000 

Description/Eligibility: The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health Policy Fellows program provides the nation’s most comprehensive fellowship experience at the nexus of health science, policy and politics in Washington, D.C. It is an outstanding opportunity for exceptional midcareer health professionals and behavioral and social scientists with an interest in health and health care policy promoting the health of the nation.  Fellows participate in the policy process at the federal level and use that leadership experience to improve health, health care and health policy. 

How to Apply: Contact your departmental Grants and Contracts Specialist or Melanie Morgan (mmorgran@austin.utexas.edu) in the COLA Office of Research and return Proposal Review Form by October 23.

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://www.rwjf.org/en/grants/calls-for-proposals/2013/health-policy-fellows-.html

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Title: Rhinoceros and Tiger Conservation Fund  (F13AS00367, CFDA 15.619)

Sponsor: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Deadline: 11/4/2013

Amount: $20,000 - $75,000

Description/Eligibility: The Rhinoceros and Tiger Conservation Fund is soliciting proposals for the conservation of rhinoceroses and/or tigers throughout their ranges. The Rhinoceros and Tiger Conservation Fund supports projects that promote conservation through: Enhanced protection of at-risk rhinoceros and tiger populations; Reducing demand in consumer countries and trafficking for illegal rhino and tiger parts, products and live animals; Protected area/reserve management in important rhinoceros and tiger range; Veterinary care for wild populations; Habitat conservation and management; Reintroduction to former range; Restoration of habitat; Wildlife inspection, law enforcement, and forensics skills; Conservation education and community outreach; Efforts to decrease human-rhinoceros and human-tiger conflicts; Strengthening local capacity to implement conservation programs; Transfrontier rhinoceros and tiger conservation; Applied research on rhinoceros and tiger populations and their habitats, including surveys and monitoring; Development and execution of rhinoceros and tiger conservation management plans; and Compliance with applicable treaties and laws that prohibit or regulate the taking or trade of rhinoceros and tigers or regulate the use and management of their habitat. 

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 November 4.

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://www.fws.gov/international/wildlife-without-borders/rhino-and-tiger-conservation-fund.html

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Title: Distinguished Fellows Program

Sponsor: William T. Grant Foundation

Deadline: 12/2/2013 (Letters of Inquiry)

Amount: $175,000 (including indirect costs) 

Description/Eligibility: The William T. Grant Foundation’s Distinguished Fellows Program is designed to increase the supply of, demand for, and use of high-quality research in the service of improved youth outcomes. To accomplish this goal, the program gives influential mid-career researchers the opportunity to immerse themselves in practice or policy settings, and gives influential practitioners and policy makers the opportunity to work in research settings. The program encourages mid-career researchers to submit proposals that are designed to deepen their understanding of policy processes and practice settings.

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 December 2.

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://www.wtgrantfoundation.org/funding_opportunities/fellowships/william_t__grant_distinguished_fellows

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Title: Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Grants (DDRIG) in Cultural Anthropology (NSF 11-547)

Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)

Deadline: 12/2/2013

Amount: $20,000 (plus added indirect costs)

Description/Eligibility: The Cultural Anthropology Program supports basic scientific research about the causes, consequences, and complexities of human social and cultural variability. Cultural anthropologists analyze human social and cultural behavior holistically. This integrated approach makes anthropology a valuable research tool for understanding the modern world. Because cultural patterns are emergent over time and space, there is no single natural scale for ethnographic and ethnological analysis. The origins of social and cultural variability may be remote from the scale at which they are observed. Therefore, research may target any appropriate scale or scales from local to regional to global. The Program encourages innovative research that contributes to building spatially and temporally specific theory that extends understanding beyond individual case studies.

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 2.

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://www.nsf.gov/sbe/bcs/anthro/suppdiss.jsp

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Title: Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Grants (DDRIG) in Decision, Risk, and Management Sciences (NSF 11-547)

Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)

Deadline: 12/2/2013

Amount: Unspecified

Description/Eligibility: The Decision, Risk and Management Sciences program supports scientific research directed at increasing the understanding and effectiveness of decision making by individuals, groups, organizations, and society. Research is funded in the areas of judgment and decision making; decision analysis and decision aids; risk analysis, perception, and communication; societal and public policy decision making; management science and organizational design.

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 2.

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://www.nsf.gov/sbe/ses/drms/ddrip1.jsp

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Title: Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Grants (DDRIG) in Economics (NSF 11-547)

Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)

Deadline: 12/2/2013

Amount: Unspecified

Description/Eligibility: The Economics program supports research designed to improve the understanding of the processes and institutions of the U.S. economy and of the world system of which it is a part. This program also strengthens both empirical and theoretical economic analysis as well as the methods for rigorous research on economic behavior. It supports research in almost every area of economics, including econometrics, economic history, environmental economics, finance, industrial organization, international economics, labor economics, macroeconomics, mathematical economics, and public finance. 

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 2.

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://www.nsf.gov/sbe/ses/econ/ddrip1.jsp

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Title: Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Grants (DDRIG) in Law and Social Sciences (NSF 11-547)

Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)

Deadline: 12/2/2013

Amount: $20,000 (plus added indirect costs)

Description/Eligibility: The Law and Social Sciences Program considers proposals that address social scientific studies of law and law-like systems of rules. Successful proposals describe research that advances scientific theory and understanding of the connections between law or legal processes and human behavior.  Social scientific studies of law often approach law as dynamic, made in multiple arenas, with the participation of multiple actors.

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 2.

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://www.nsf.gov/sbe/ses/law/lawguide1.jsp

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Title: Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Grants (DDRIG) in Linguistics (NSF 11-547)

Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)

Deadline: 12/2/2013

Amount: $12,000 (plus added indirect costs)

Description/Eligibility: The Linguistics Program supports basic science in the domain of human language, encompassing investigations of the grammatical properties of individual human languages, and of natural language in general. Research areas include syntax, semantics, morphology, phonetics, and phonology.

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 2.

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://www.nsf.gov/sbe/bcs/ling/suppdiss.jsp

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Title: Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Grants (DDRIG) in Methodology, Measurement, and Statistics (MSS) (NSF 11-547)

Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)

Deadline: 12/2/2013

Amount: $16,000 (including indirect costs)

Description/Eligibility: The MMS Program is an interdisciplinary program in the Social, Behavioral, and Economic Sciences that supports the development of innovative analytical and statistical methods and models for those sciences. MMS seeks proposals that are methodologically innovative, grounded in theory, and have potential utility for multiple fields within the social and behavioral sciences.  As part of its larger portfolio, the MMS Program partners with a consortium of federal statistical agencies to support research proposals that further the development of new and innovative approaches to surveys and to the analysis of survey data.

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 2. 

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://www.nsf.gov/sbe/ses/mms/diss1.jsp

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Title: Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Grants (DDRIG) in Political Science (NSF 11-547)

Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)

Deadline: 12/2/2013

Amount: $14,000 (including indirect costs)

Description/Eligibility: The Political Science Program supports scientific research that advances knowledge and understanding of citizenship, government, and politics. Research proposals are expected to be theoretically motivated, conceptually precise, methodologically rigorous, and empirically oriented. Substantive areas include, but are not limited to, American government and politics, comparative government and politics, international relations, political behavior, political economy, and political institutions.

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 2.

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://www.nsf.gov/sbe/ses/polisci/ddrip1.jsp

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Title: Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Grants (DDRIG) in Research on Science and Technology Enterprise: Statistics and Surveys (NSF 11-547)

Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)

Deadline: 12/2/2013

Amount: $12,000

Description/Eligibility: The National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics (NCSES) funds doctoral dissertation research on science, engineering, technology, and innovation (S&T) issues and policies that affect the U.S. in its international setting. It supports high quality doctoral research that may lead to (1) improved survey methodologies to generate S&T data, (2) creation or improvement of S&T indicators reflecting science, research and development, innovation activities, engineering, technology, or the science and engineering workforce, (3) strengthening of methodologies to analyze statistical S&T data, or (4) development of novel means to convey the information in these data to a variety of audiences. NCSES encourages proposals that analyze NCSES S&T data or NCSES data in conjunction with relevant data from other sources, but also accepts proposals to analyze data from non-NCSES sources alone, including international data.

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 2.

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://www.nsf.gov/sbe/ddig_srs.jsp

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Title: Cognitive Neuroscience (NSF 09-583)

Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)

Deadline: 12/2/2013

Amount: Unspecified

Description/Eligibility: The Cognitive Neuroscience Program seeks highly innovative and interdisciplinary proposals aimed at advancing a rigorous understanding of how the human brain supports thought, perception, affect, action, social processes, and other aspects of cognition and behavior, including how such processes develop and change in the brain and through time. 

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 2.

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://www.nsf.gov/publications/pub_summ.jsp?ods_key=nsf09563

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Title: Cultural Anthropology (PD 98-1390)

Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)

Deadline: 12/2/2013

Amount: Unspecified

Description/Eligibility: The Cultural Anthropology Program supports basic scientific research about the causes, consequences, and complexities of human social and cultural variability. Cultural anthropologists analyze human social and cultural behavior holistically. This integrated approach makes anthropology a valuable research tool for understanding the modern world. Because cultural patterns are emergent over time and space, there is no single natural scale for ethnographic and ethnological analysis. The origins of social and cultural variability may be remote from the scale at which they are observed. Therefore, research may target any appropriate scale or scales from local to regional to global. The Program encourages innovative research that contributes to building spatially and temporally specific theory that extends understanding beyond individual case studies.

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 2.

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=5388&org=BCS

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Title: Decision, Risk, and Management Sciences (PD 98-1321)

Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)

Deadline: 12/2/2013

Amount: Unspecified

Description/Eligibility: The Decision, Risk and Management Sciences program supports scientific research directed at increasing the understanding and effectiveness of decision making by individuals, groups, organizations, and society. Disciplinary and interdisciplinary research, research, and workshops are funded in the areas of judgment and decision making; decision analysis and decision aids; risk analysis, perception, and communication; societal and public policy decision making; management science and organizational design.

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 2.

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=5423

 

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Title: Economics (PD 98-1320)

Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)

Deadline: 12/2/2013

Amount: Unspecified

Description/Eligibility: The Economics program supports research designed to improve the understanding of the processes and institutions of the U.S. economy and of the world system of which it is a part. This program also strengthens both empirical and theoretical economic analysis as well as the methods for rigorous research on economic behavior. It supports research in almost every area of economics, including econometrics, economic history, environmental economics, finance, industrial organization, international economics, labor economics, macroeconomics, mathematical economics, and public finance.

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 2. 

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=5437

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Title: Law and Social Sciences (LSS) (NSF 12-507)

Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)

Deadline: 12/2/2013

Amount: Unspecified

Description/Eligibility: The Law & Social Sciences Program at the National Science Foundation supports social scientific studies of law and law-like systems of rules. The program is inherently interdisciplinary and multi-methodological. Successful proposals describe research that advances scientific theory and understanding of the connections between law or legal processes and human behavior. Social scientific studies of law often approach law as dynamic, made in multiple arenas, with the participation of multiple actors. The program considers and funds proposals from many disciplinary perspectives, including anthropology, communication, criminology, economics, legal scholarship, political science, public policy, psychology, and sociology.

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 2.

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=504727  

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Title: Linguistics (PD 98-1311)

Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)

Deadline: 12/2/2013

Amount: Unspecified

Description/Eligibility: The Linguistics Program supports basic science in the domain of human language, encompassing investigations of the grammatical properties of individual human languages, and of natural language in general. Research areas include syntax, semantics, morphology, phonetics, and phonology. The program encourages projects that are interdisciplinary in methodological or theoretical perspective, and that address questions that cross disciplinary boundaries.

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 2.

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=5408

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Title: Methodology, Measurement, and Statistics (MMS) (NSF 12-510)

Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)

Deadline: 12/2/2013

Amount: $60,000

Description/Eligibility: The Methodology, Measurement, and Statistics (MMS) Program supports the development of innovative analytical and statistical methods and models for those sciences. The Program interacts with the other programs in Social, Behavioral, and Economic Sciences (SBE) as well as other programs in the Foundation, most notably the Statistics Program in the Directorate for Mathematical and Physical Sciences (MPS). The Program also partners with a consortium of federal statistical agencies to support research proposals that further the development of new and innovative approaches to surveys and to the analysis of survey data.

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 2. 

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=5421

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Title: Political Science (PD 98-1371)

Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)

Deadline: 12/2/2013

Amount: Unspecified

Description/Eligibility: The Political Science Program supports scientific research that advances knowledge and understanding of citizenship, government, and politics. Research proposals are expected to be theoretically motivated, conceptually precise, methodologically rigorous, and empirically oriented. Substantive areas include, but are not limited to, American government and politics, comparative government and politics, international relations, political behavior, political economy, and political institutions.

 

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 2. 

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=5418

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Title: Research on Science and Technology Enterprise: Statistics and Surveys (NSF 12-545)

Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)

Deadline: 12/2/2013

Amount: Unspecified 

Description/Eligibility: The National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics (NCSES) welcomes efforts by the research community to use NCSES data for research on the science and technology enterprise, to develop improved survey methodologies for NCSES surveys, to create and improve indicators of Science and Technology (S&T) activities and resources, and strengthen methodologies to analyze and disseminate S&T statistical data. To that end, NCSES invites proposals for individual or multi-investigator research projects, workshops, experimental research, survey research and data collection and dissemination projects under this program.

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 2.

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=5265 

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Title: Science, Technology, and Statistics (NSF 12-545)

Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)

Deadline: 12/2/2013

Amount: Unspecified

Description/Eligibility: The National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics (NCSES) welcomes proposals for research, workshops and studies to advance the development, understanding, and quality of the science and technology (S&T) enterprise. Research could include improved approaches to indicator construction and presentation, new statistical and technology S&T indicator development, strengthening of methodologies to improve the surveys of S&T data, analytical or theoretical work on S&T policy relevant issues, and better understanding of the S&T enterprise in the United States and globally. NCSES mission is very explicitly geared toward activities that support use of data it collects through surveys, to methodological improvement of those surveys, and support of researchers in using this type of information.

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 2.

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=5265

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Title: Sedimentary Geology and Paleobiology, Track 1 (NSF 12-608)

Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)

Deadline: 12/2/2013

Amount: Unspecified 

Description/Eligibility: The Track 1 General Program: Sedimentary Geology and Paleobiology supports general studies of: (1) the changing aspects of life, ecology, environments, and biogeography in past geologic time based on fossil plants, animals, and microbes; (2) all aspects of the Earth's sedimentary carapace - insights into geological processes recorded in its records and rich organic and inorganic resources locked in rock sequences; (3) the science of dating and measuring the sequence of events and rates of geological processes as manifested in Earth's past sedimentary and biological (fossil) record; (4) the geologic record of the production, transportation, and deposition of physical and chemical sediments; and (5) understanding Earth's deep-time (pre-Holocene) climate systems.

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 2.

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=13691

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Title: Sedimentary Geology and Paleobiology, Track 2 (NSF 12-608)

Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)

Deadline: 12/2/2013

Amount: Unspecified

Description/Eligibility: The Track 2, Earth-Life Transitions (ELT) program seeks proposals that 1) address critical questions about Earth-Life interactions in deep-time through the synergistic activities of multi-disciplinary science and 2) enable team-based interdisciplinary projects involving stratigraphy, sedimentology, paleontology, proxy development, calibration and application studies, geochronology, and climate modeling at appropriately resolved scales of time and space, to understand major linked events of environmental, climate and biotic change at a mechanistic level.

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 2.

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://www.nsf.gov/publications/pub_summ.jsp?ods_key=nsf12608

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Title: Chateaubriand Fellowship-Humanities and Social Sciences (HSS)

Sponsor: French Embassy in the U.S.

Deadline: 12/16/2013

Amount: ~$1990/month (1,500 €) + insurance and airfare

Description/Eligibility: HSS Chateaubriand is a fellowship program offered by the Cultural Services of the French Embassy in the U.S. It targets outstanding Ph.D. students from American universities who seek to engage in research in France, in any discipline of the Humanities and Social Sciences.HSS Chateaubriand fellows are selected through a merit-based competition, through a binational collaborative process involving expert evaluators from both countries.HSS Chateaubriand grantees are applicants who answer the program’s criteria of excellence and whose sojourn in France will support the program’s philosophy. The HSS Chateaubriand fellowship program’s purpose is to foster bilateral cooperation at Ph.D. and research level, and to build and strengthen bridges between our two nations. Candidates must currently be working on their Ph.D. International student may apply if enrolled in a U.S. university. 

How to Apply: Apply directly to sponsor by December 16. See grant announcement for complete list of materials to be submitted with application.

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://humanities.chateaubriand-fellowship.org/

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Title: Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Grants (DDRIG) in Science, Technology, and Statistics (STS) (NSF 11-547)

Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)

Deadline: 1/2/2014

Amount: $15,000 (including indirect costs)

Description/Eligibility: STS considers proposals for scientific research into the interface between science (including engineering) or technology, and society. STS researchers use diverse methods including social science, historical, and philosophical methods. Successful proposals will be transferrable (i.e., generate results that provide insights for other scientific contexts that are suitably similar). They will produce outcomes that address pertinent problems and issues at the interface of science, technology and society, such as those having to do with practices and assumptions, ethics, values, governance, and policy. 

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 January 2.

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://www.nsf.gov/sbe/ses/ssociety/ssdiss1.jsp

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Title: Science, Technology, and Society (STS) (NSF 12-509)

Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)

Deadline: 2/3/2013

Amount: $180,000

Description/Eligibility: STS considers proposals for scientific research into the interface between science (including engineering) or technology, and society. STS researchers use diverse methods including social science, historical, and philosophical methods. Successful proposals will be transferrable (i.e., generate results that provide insights for other scientific contexts that are suitably similar). They will produce outcomes that address pertinent problems and issues at the interface of science, technology and society, such as those having to do with practices and assumptions, ethics, values, governance, and policy.

How to Apply: Contact your departmental Grants and Contracts Specialist or Melanie Morgan (mmorgran@austin.utexas.edu) in the COLA Office of Research and return Proposal Review Form by January 2.

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=5324

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Title: Heritage Trust Project

Sponsor: EMC Corporation

Deadline: Open

Amount: $5,000 - $15,000

Description/Eligibility: The EMC Heritage Trust Project recognizes and supports digital stewardship of the world's information heritage in local communities. EMC seeks people and projects that practice and inspire stewardship locally. Award recipients are selected based on the potential size of the audience that would benefit from access to this information, the at-risk status of the information and why it is urgent to digitize it, and how beneficial the EMC grant would be to the project. Any local organization or institution (public or private) or any individual actively engaged in stewardship of the world's information heritage may apply—or be nominated—for recognition and support. Residents of the United States, Canada, Mexico, Chile, Ireland, United Kingdom, South Africa, and Japan are eligible to participate.

How to Apply: Contact your departmental Grants and Contracts Specialist or Melanie Morgan (mmorgan@austin.utexas.edu) in the COLA Grants Office and return Proposal Review Form three weeks before you plan to submit. 

More Info: http://www.emc.com/leadership/features/emc-heritage-trust-project.htm

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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.edu for Post-Award

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