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COLA Grants Digest: October 15, 2013

posted: Tue, Oct 15, 2013

 

Announcements: 

Federal Shutdown

The government shutdown has impacted The University's ability to submit grants to federal agencies. We will submit grants as soon as online systems become available. Please continue to work on your grant submissions according to COLA Grants Services guidelines.

The Office of Sponsored Projects (OSP) will continue to review submissions during the shutdown. For agency-specific updates, consult OSP's 2013 Federal Shutdown web page (http://www.utexas.edu/research/osp/news/shutdown.html).  

 

Professional Grant Development Workshop

October 28-30, 2013, 8:30AM-4:30 PM

Sponsored by The Grant Training Center

This intensive three-day grant proposal workshop is geared for: 1) those who wish to strengthen their grant writing skills and 2) beginners who wish to acquire and master the techniques of preparing, writing and winning proposals from various funding agencies. The center of attention will be on how to effectively write proposals in times of keen competition and limited resources. Much has happened in new regulations and in approaches to grant writing, be it for the researcher in the sciences and social sciences, education and non-profit professionals. Workshop Fee: $595.00 (including tuition, materials, certificate of completion, and continental breakfast).

More information and enrollment at http://www.granttrainingcenter.com/signup/584

 

Workshop: NSF Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Grants (DDRIG)

Friday, October 25, 2013 1:30 PM-3:00 PM

Gebauer Fourth Floor Conference Room (GEB 4.214)

This workshop is intended for graduate student interested in the National Science Foundation (NSF) DDRIG proposal, especially those planning to submit an application during the 2013-2014 academic year. Faculty advisors interested in understanding the DDRIG process are also invited to attend this session. Please RSVP to Kathy Thatcher (thatcher@austin.utexas.edu) by October 18th.

 

Workshop: NSF Faculty Submissions

Wednesday, November 6, 2013 11:30 AM-1:00 PM

Gebauer Third Floor Conference Room (GEB 3.212)

Learn how to search for National Science Foundation (NSF) grant solicitations, read proposal guidelines for the specific documents required to complete your grant application, plan for the NSF timeline and review process, and prepare an application in FastLane. Please RSVP to Kathy Thatcher (thatcher@austin.utexas.edu) by Wednesday, October 30, 2013.

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Title: 2014 Rome Prize

Sponsor: American Academy in Rome

Deadline: 11/1/2013

Amount: $27,000

Description: Each year, the Rome Prize is awarded to thirty emerging artists and scholars in the early or middle stages of their careers who represent the highest standard of excellence in the arts and humanities. Fellows are chosen from the following disciplines: Architecture, Design, Historic Preservation and Conservation, Landscape Architecture, Literature (awarded only by nomination through the American Academy of Arts and Letters), Musical Composition, Visual Arts, Ancient Studies, Medieval Studies, Renaissance and Early Modern Studies, and Modern Italian Studies. Prize recipients are invited to Rome for six months to two years to immerse themselves in the Academy community where they will enjoy a once in a lifetime opportunity to expand their own professional, artistic, or scholarly pursuits, drawing on their colleagues' erudition and experience and on the inestimable resources that Italy, Europe, the Mediterranean, and the Academy have to offer.

How to Apply: Apply directly to sponsor by November 1. See solicitation for list of materials to be submitted with the application.

More Info: http://aarome.org/apply

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Title: Tribeca All Access

Sponsor: Tribeca Film Institute (TFI)

Deadline: 11/5/2013

Amount: $15,000

Description: Tribeca All Access supports working filmmakers in the United States and Puerto Rico from communities statistically underrepresented in the film industry with grants, year-round resources, and greater access to industry contacts. The program seeks feature-length narrative and documentary submissions from established and emerging filmmakers whose team includes a U.S.-based director or screenwriter from a community that is statistically underrepresented in the film industry. Projects may be in any stage of development, from treatment/screenplay to post-production. Projects of any genre and/or budget range are eligible for a grant.

How to Apply: Apply directly to sponsor by November 5. See solicitation for list of materials to be submitted with the application.

More Info: https://tribecafilminstitute.org/programs/detail/tribeca_all_access

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Title: Environmental Solutions for Communities Grant Program

Sponsor: Wells Fargo

Deadline: 11/14/2013

Amount: $25,000-$100,000

Description: Wells Fargo and the National Fish & Wildlife Foundation seek to promote sustainable communities through Wells Fargo Environmental Solutions for Communities by supporting highly-visible projects that link economic development and community well-being to the stewardship and health of the environment. Investments under this initiative will promote a sustainable future for communities by: supporting sustainable agricultural practices and private lands stewardship; conserving critical land and water resources and improving local water quality; restoring and managing natural habitat, species and ecosystems that are important to community livelihoods; facilitating investments in green infrastructure, renewable energy and energy efficiency; and encouraging broad-based citizen and targeted youth participation in project 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 November 14.

More Info: http://www.nfwf.org/environmentalsolutions/Pages/2014rfp.aspx

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Title: Fellowships at the Huntington

Sponsor: The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens

Deadline: 11/15/2013

Amount: $3,000-$50,000 

Description: The Huntington is an independent research center with extensive holdings in British and American history, literature, art history, and the history of science and medicine, with the collections ranging chronologically from the eleventh century to the present. The Huntington will award to scholars over one hundred fellowships for the academic year 2014-2015. These fellowships derive from a variety of funding sources and have different terms. Recipients of all fellowships are expected to be in continuous residence at the Huntington and to participate in and make a contribution to its intellectual life. Short- and Long-term awards are available, including a Mellon dissertation fellowship.

How to Apply: Apply directly to sponsor by November 15. See grant announcement for complete list of materials to be submitted with application.

More Info: http://huntington.org/huntingtonlibrary.aspx?id=566

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Title: Institute for Humane Studies (IHS) Journalism Internship Program

Sponsor: George Mason University

Deadline: 11/15/2013

Amount: $3,200 stipend + travel

Description: The IHS Journalism Internship Program places talented writers and communicators—who support individual liberty, free markets, and peace—at media companies and non-profit newsrooms. Past interns have worked at 20/20, The Orange County Register, Reason.TV, Fox News, and many other organizations. Internships occur during the spring, summer, and fall. Most accepted applicants have attended an IHS Summer Seminar, either Journalism and a Free Society or another seminar.

How to Apply: Apply directly to sponsor by November 15. See solicitation for list of materials to be submitted with the application. 

More Info: http://www.theihs.org/ihs-journalism-internship-program

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Title: U.S.-Japan Policy

Sponsor: United States-Japan Foundation

Deadline: 11/20/2013

Amount: Unspecified

Description: The United States-Japan Foundation supports a variety of policy-related studies, initiatives and exchanges in pursuit of its mission: to promote stronger ties between the United States and Japan through greater mutual knowledge and understanding, to increase broad awareness of important policy issues, and to address common concerns in the Asia-Pacific region through the US-Japan perspective. The Foundation favors proposals containing a strong original research component. Research has a broad meaning in this context. It often includes a structured analysis of data or policies that yields a publishable result and makes a contribution to the body of evidence in support of viable solutions to problems of common U.S.-Japan interest. It could also include visiting fellowships in particular policy areas, study groups or other formats. Collaboration between U.S. and Japanese institutions is encouraged.

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 20. 

More Info: http://www.us-jf.org/usjapan_policy.html

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Title: William F. Podlich Distinguished Fellows Program

Sponsor: Claremont McKenna College (CMC)

Deadline: 11/21/2013

Amount: Unspecified

Description: The William F. Podlich Distinguished Fellows Program at Claremont McKenna College in Southern California invites leaders in academia, the professions, and public affairs to share their intellectual talents with the students and faculty of CMC, a college consistently ranked as one of the top liberal arts institutions in the nation. The Podlich Distinguished Fellows Program provides an outstanding experience for both scholar and student in a rich academic environment within The Claremont Colleges — a consortium of five undergraduate and two graduate institutions. The program focuses on intellectual vibrance provides Podlich Fellows the opportunity to be in-residence on our campus for a full semester or an academic year.

How to Apply: Apply directly to sponsor by November 21. See grant announcement for complete list of materials to be submitted with application.

More Info: http://www.cmc.edu/dof/podlich/

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Title: History of Art: Institutional Fellowships

Sponsor: Kress Foundation

Deadline: 11/30/2013

Amount: $30,000/yr.

Description: Six Kress Institutional Fellowships in the History of European Art will be awarded each year for a two-year research appointment hosted with one of the following (six) European research centers: Florence Kunsthistorisches Institut / Institute for Art History, Leiden Kunsthistorisch Instituut der Rijksuniversiteit / Art Historical Institute, Rijksuniversiteit, London Courtauld Institute of Art & Warburg Institute of Art (jointly administered), Munich Zentralinstitut für Kunstgeschichte / Central Institute for Art History, Paris Institut national d'histoire de l'art (INHA) / National Institute for the History of Art, Rome Bibliotheca Hertziana. Fellowships are restricted to pre-doctoral candidates in the history of art and related disciplines (such as archaeology, architecture, or classics). Nominees must be U.S. citizens or individuals matriculated at an American university. Dissertation research must focus on European art from antiquity to the early 19th century. Candidates must be nominated by their academic department. 

How to Apply: Consult your department on nomination procedures and apply directly to sponsor by November 30.

More Info: http://www.kressfoundation.org/fellowships/institutional/

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Title: Franklin Research Grants

Sponsor: American Philosophical Society

Deadline: 12/1/2013

Amount: $6,000

Description: The American Philosophical Society awards small grants to scholars in order to support the cost of research leading to publication in all areas of knowledge. In 2012–2013 the Franklin Research Grants program awarded $435,000 to 85 scholars, and the Society expects to make a similar number of awards in this year’s competition. The Franklin program is particularly designed to help meet the costs of travel to libraries and archives for research purposes; the purchase of microfilm, photocopies, or equivalent research materials; the costs associated with fieldwork; or laboratory research expenses. Ph.D. candidates are not eligible to apply, but the Society is particularly interested in supporting the work of young scholars who have recently received the doctorate.

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

More Info: http://www.amphilsoc.org/grants/franklin

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Title: Distinguished Fellows Program

Sponsor: William T. Grant Foundation

Deadline: 12/3/2013

Amount: $200,000

Description: 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 conversely gives influential practitioners and policy makers the opportunity to work in research settings. To be eligible, applicants must be influential mid-career practitioners, policy makers, or researchers, and propose one or two tax-exempt private and governmental organizations that are willing to "house" and mentor the fellow. 

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 3.

More Info: http://www.wtgrantfoundation.org/funding_opportunities/fellowships/william_t__grant_distinguished_fellows

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Title: Stephen J. Brady STOP Hunger Scholarships

Sponsor: Sodexo Foundation

Deadline: 12/5/2013

Amount: $10,000 

Description: The Sodexo Foundation, which works to ensure that every child in the United States grows up with dependable access to enough nutritious food to fuel a healthy and productive life, is inviting applications for its Stephen J. Brady STOP Hunger Scholarship program. The national program honors the efforts of students — from kindergarten to graduate school — who are working to end hunger in the United States.

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

More Info: http://www.sodexofoundation.org/hunger_us/scholarships/official/official.asp

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Title: TERRA Summer Residency, Giverny, France

Sponsor: Terra Foundation for American Art Europe

Deadline: 1/15/2014

Amount: $6,000

Description: Terra Summer Residency provides fellows with the opportunity to pursue individual work and research within a framework of interdisciplinary exchange and cross-cultural dialogue. In addition to working collaboratively, fellows interact regularly with invited senior advisors and guest lecturers—established international artists, curators, and professors in the field of American art. The program supports the creative and research projects of the residents, inspiring them to reflect on cultural interpretive models and encouraging them to create an intellectual network for lifelong exchange.

How to Apply: Apply directly to sponsor by January 15. See grant announcement for complete list of materials to be submitted with application.

More Info: http://www.terraamericanart.org/grants/academic-program-grants/terra-summer-residency/

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Title: Reagan-Fascell Democracy Fellows Program

Sponsor: National Endowment for Democracy (NED)

Deadline: 1/17/2014

Amount: Living Stipend and Expenses

Description: The National Endowment for Democracy's Reagan-Fascell Democracy Fellows Program is designed to enable activists, practitioners, scholars, and journalists from around the world to deepen their understanding of democracy and enhance their ability to promote democratic change. The program offers five-month fellowships to practitioners to focus on strategies and best practices for developing democracy in their country of interest, and to scholars to conduct original research for publication. Fellows maintain full-time residence at the International Forum for Democratic Studies, NED's research arm in Washington, D.C. Applicants interested in the scholarly track are expected to possess a doctorate (a Ph.D. or academic equivalent) at the time of application, to have a proven record of publications in their field, and to have developed a detailed research outline for their fellowship project.

How to Apply: Apply directly to sponsor by January 17. See solicitation for list of materials to be submitted with the application.

More Info: http://www.ned.org/fellowships/reagan-fascell-democracy-fellows-program

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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 Thatcherthatcher@austin.utexas.edu for Federal Grants

Melanie Morganmmorgan@austin.utexas.edu for Foundations

Vivian Smyrl vsmyrl@austin.utexas.edufor Post-Award

 

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