College of Liberal Arts

COLA Grants Digest: October 22, 2013

Tue, Oct 22, 2013

Announcements

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) have posted revised deadlines for proposal submission dates that were missed due to the government shutdown. The list of revised deadlines is available at

http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-OD-14-003.html

The National Science Foundation (NSF) has issued a statement that it plans to extend deadlines for grant solicitations with original posted deadlines of October 1-25, 2013. Information about revised deadlines and other post-shutdown activities will be posted http://www.nsf.gov/bfa/dias/policy/postshutdown.jsp.

 

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.

 

Grants for Graduate Students Workshops--Space still available

Space is still available for the last two sessions in the COLA Office of Research's series on Grants for Graduate Students. Email Melanie Morgan (mmorgan@austin.utexas.edu) to register for either or both sessions. Please include your departmental affiliation in your email, and specify which session you would like to attend.

Part II: Grant Writing--Thursday, Oct. 31, 10-11AM, GEB 4.214

Part III: Grant Budgets--Thursday, Nov. 14, 10-11AM, GEB 4.214

 

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: Moses and Mary Finley Research Fellowship

Sponsor: Darwin College Cambridge

Deadline: 1/7/2013

Amount: £17,169 - £17,635 per year; ~$10,639 - $10,908 

Description: The Fellowship is available for research into economic, social or political history of any period. Preference will be given to those whose interests coincide with those of the late Sir Moses Finley. The Fellowship is intended for an outstanding researcher who is completing, or who has recently completed, their Ph.D. Degree. No candidate should have completed in total more than seven years of postgraduate research by October 1, 2013. 

How to Apply: Apply directly to sponsor by January 7. See grant announcement for complete list of materials to be submitted with application.

More Info: http://dcsa.dar.cam.ac.uk/content/moses-and-mary-finley-research-fellowship

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Title: Autry Institute Research Fellowships

Sponsor: Autry National Center (Los Angeles)

Deadline: 11/1/2013

Amount: $2,500

Description: Various fellowships available to Ph.D. candidates, post-doctoral researchers, and independent scholars to use the Autry’s collections on the American West. The Autry National Center is a history museum dedicated to exploring and sharing the stories, experiences, and perceptions of the diverse peoples of the American West. Located in Griffith Park, the Autry’s collection of over 500,000 pieces of art and artifacts, which includes the collection of the Southwest Museum of the American Indian, is one of the largest and most significant in the United States. The Autry Institute includes two research libraries: the Braun Research Library and the Autry Library. 

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

More Info: http://theautry.org/research/fellowships

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Title: Immigration and Integration Policy Fellowship

Sponsor: German Marshall Fund of the United States (GMF)

Deadline: 11/1/2013

Amount: Unspecified

Description: The German Marshall Fund of the United States (GMF) is offering a three to six-month doctoral fellowship in the field of migration and integration at GMF’s headquarters in Washington, DC. Fellows should focus on a topic closely related to one or more of GMF‘s Immigration and Integration team’s research and programming areas: 1) Immigration and integration dynamics and practices at the local level, including welcoming initiatives and practices to foster social cohesion among immigrant and receiving communities; 2) Labor migration policies and the global competition for talent; 3) Diversity and Inclusion policies and the promotion of diverse leadership in sectors such as government, business or media. Special consideration will be given to applicants who work on these topics in a comparative or transatlantic/international perspective.

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

More Info: http://ccis.ucsd.edu/wp-content/uploads/2013/09/PPFP-Call-for-Applications-2014-151.pdf

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Title: Postdoctoral Fellowships in Translational Research

Sponsor: Autism Speaks

Deadline: 11/13/2013

Amount: Varies

Description: This program supports promising and well-qualified postdoctoral scientists pursuing training in autism spectrum disorders (ASD) translational research. Successful applicants will detail a project that bridges basic laboratory research and behavioral or biomedical clinical research, with a training plan that includes mentoring in both basic and clinical research environments. 

How to Apply: Apply directly to sponsor by November 13. See grant announcement for complete list of materials to be submitted with application.

More Info: http://www.autismspeaks.org/science/grants-program

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Title: Pearson Early Career Grant

Sponsor: American Psychological Foundation (APF)

Deadline: 11/18/2013

Amount: $12,000

Description: The Pearson Early Career Grant is designed to encourage early career clinicians to work in an area of critical societal need. The program's goals are to support psychology's efforts to improve areas ofcritical need in society, including but not limited to innovative scientifically-based clinical work on serious mental illness, serious emotional disturbance, incarcerated or homeless individuals, children with serious emotional disturbance, and adults with serious mental illness; and to encourage early career psychologists to devote their careers to underserved populations. Applicants should be psychologists with an Ed.D., Psy.D., or Ph.D. from an accredited university, and be no more than seven years postdoctoral.

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 18.

More Info: https://www.apa.org/apf/funding/pearson.aspx

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Title: First Book Grant Program for Minority Scholars

Sponsor: Louisville Institute

Deadline: 12/3/2013

Amount: $40,000

Description: The Louisville Institute’s First Book Grant Program for Minority Scholars assists junior, non-tenured religion scholars of color working to complete a major research project on an issue in North American Christianity related to the priorities of the Louisville Institute. The grant program is designed to enable scholars to spend an entire academic year devoted to that research project while free of other professional responsibilities.

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 18.

More Info: http://www.louisville-institute.org/Grants/programs/fbmdetail.aspx

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Title: Boren Fellowships (CFDA 12-552)

Sponsor: International Institute for Education (IIE)

Deadline: 12/3/2013

Amount: $30,000 

Description: Boren Fellowships provide up to $30,000 to U.S. graduate students to add an important international and language component to their graduate education through specialization in area study, language study, or increased language proficiency. Boren Fellowships promote long term linguistic and cultural immersion. Boren Fellowships support study and research in areas of the world that are critical to U.S. interests, including Africa, Asia, Central & Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America, and the Middle East. In exchange for funding, recipients commit to working in the federal government for a minimum of one year.

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 3.

More Info: http://www.borenawards.org/boren_fellowship

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Title: Interpretation, Acquisition and Use of Research Evidence in Policy and Practice

Sponsor: William T. Grant Foundation

Deadline: 12/4/2013

Amount: $100,000-$600,000/2-3 yrs.

Description: The William T. Grant Foundation seeks to fund high-quality empirical research with the goal of improving the lives of youth between 8 and 25 years of age in the United States. Support will be provided for empirical theory-building studies of what affects policy makers' and practitioners' acquisition, interpretation, and use of research evidence. The foundation is interested in policy and practice directly relevant to youth in the U.S. Areas of focus can include education, juvenile justice, child welfare, health, family support, employment, mental health, and youth programs.

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 4. 

More Info: http://www.wtgrantfoundation.org/funding_opportunities/research_grants/use-of-research-evidence

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Title: Literature Fellowships: Translation Projects (CFDA 45.024)

Sponsor: National Endowment for the Arts (NEA)

Deadline: 12/9/2013

Amount: $12,500-$25,000

Description: Through fellowships to published translators, the NEA supports projects for the translation of specific works of prose, poetry, or drama from other languages into English. We encourage translations of writers and of work that are not wellrepresented in English translation. All proposed projects must be for creative translations of literary material into English. The work to be translated should be of interest for its literary excellence and value. Priority will be given to projects that involve work that has not previously been translatedinto English. Note: The NEA will not fund scholarly writing or work toward academic degrees through this program.

How to Apply: Apply directly to sponsor by December 9. See grant announcement for complete list of materials to be submitted with application. 

More Info: http://arts.gov/grants-individuals/translation-projects/grant-program-description

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Title: Program for the Preservation of Classical Music Historical Recordings

Sponsor: Association for Recorded Sound Collections (ARSC)

Deadline: 12/15/2013

Amount: $2,000-$10,000 

Description: The ARSC Program for the Preservation of Classical Music Historical Recordings encourages and supports the preservation of historically significant sound recordings of Western Art Music by individuals and organizations. This program will fund projects involving preservation, projects promoting public access to recordings, projects involving commercial as well as private, instantaneous recordings, and projects involving collections anywhere in the world.

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

More Info: http://www.arsc-audio.org/committees/grant-programs.html

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Title: Bibliographic Society of America 2013 Fellowship Programs

Sponsor: Bibliographic Society of America (BSA)

Deadline: 12/15/2013

Amount: $2,000-$6,000

Description: The BSA invites applications for its sixth annual Katharine Pantzer Senior Fellowship in Bibliography and the British Book Trades as well as its annual short-term fellowship program, all of which support bibliographical inquiry and research in the history of the book trades and in publishing history. Eligible topics may concentrate on books and documents in any field, but should focus on the book or manuscript (thephysical object) as historical evidence. Past recipients include both graduate students and faculty.

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

More Info: http://www.bibsocamer.org/fellows.htm

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Title: Stephen Sondheim Inspirational Teacher Awards

Sponsor: Kennedy Center

Deadline: 12/15/2013

Amount: $10,000

Description: The annual Kennedy Center/Stephen Sondheim Inspirational Teacher Awards publicly recognize specific teachers by spotlighting their extraordinary impact on the lives of students. The Awards celebrate the teaching profession, the important role of teachers in society, and seek to inspire others to pursue this noble profession. Nominated by students they once taught, these former students' stories exemplify the power one teacher has to inspire others and transform lives.

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

More Info: http://www.kennedy-center.org/programs/awards/sondheim/

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Title: Mary M. Hughes Research Fellowship in Texas History

Sponsor: Texas State Historical Association

Deadline: 12/31/2013

Amount: $25,000

Description: The Mary M. Hughes Research Fellowship in Texas History is awarded annually for the best research proposal on twentieth-century Texas history. The application, which should be no longer than one page, should specify the purpose of the research, the need for the money, and a description of the end product (article, book, or exhibition). Please include a complete vita with the application. The award will be announced at the Association'sannual meeting in March 2013. Judges may withhold the award at their discretion. 

How to Apply: Apply directly to sponsor by December 31. Detailed application information is available at the link below.

More Info: http://www.tshaonline.org/awards-and-fellowships/62

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Title: Perception, Action & Cognition (PD 09-7252)

Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)

Deadline: 1/6/2014

Amount: Unspecified

Description: Supports research on perception, action and cognition. Emphasis is on research strongly grounded in theory. Central research topics for consideration by the Perception, Action, and Cognition panel include vision, audition, haptics, attention, memory, reasoning, written and spoken discourse, and motor control. The program encompasses a wide range of theoretical perspectives, such as symbolic computation, connectionism, ecological, nonlinear dynamics, and complex systems, and a variety of methodologies including both experimental studies and modeling. The PAC program is open to co-review of proposals submitted to other programs (e.g., Linguistics, Developmental and Learning Sciences, Cognitive Neuroscience, etc).

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 6.

More Info: http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=5686

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Title: Modeling Social Behavior (R01) (PAR-13-174)

Sponsor: National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Deadline: 1/7/2014

Amount: Not specified

Description: This funding opportunity announcement (FOA) encourages applications for developing and testing innovative theories and computational, mathematical, or engineering approaches to deepen our understanding of complex social behavior. This research will examine phenomena at multiple scales to address the emergence of collective behaviors that arise from individual elements or parts of a system working together. 

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 7.

More Info: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-GM-13-006.html   

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Title: DOE Scholars Program

Sponsor: U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)

Deadline: 1/12/2014

Amount: $650/wk. + travel

Description: The DOE Scholars Program introduces students or recent college graduates to DOE’s mission and operations. As a participant in the DOE Scholars Program, you will have a competitive edge for familiarizing yourself with DOE functions while showcasing your education, talent, and skills. Eligible disciplines: Engineering, physical sciences, environmental sciences, computer science and information technology, physics, business, policy, program management, mathematics, statistics, safety and health, accounting and finance, law, communications, and other related areas. U.S. citizens only; undergraduate, graduate or post-graduate of an accredited institute of higher education.

How to Apply: Apply directly to sponsor by January 12. See grant announcement for complete list of materials to be submitted with application.

More Info: http://orise.orau.gov/doescholars   

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Title: Jefferson Science Fellowships

Sponsor: National Academies

Deadline: 1/14/2014

Amount: ~$60,000

Description: The Jefferson Science Fellowship is open to tenured, or similarly ranked, faculty from U.S. institutions of higher learning who are U.S. citizens. The application period opens each fall and closes in mid-January. Selected Jefferson Science Fellows spend one year on assignment at the U.S. Department of State or USAID as science advisors on foreign policy issues. Assignments are tailored to the needs of the hosting office, while taking into account the Fellows’ interests and areas of expertise. As part of their assignments, Jefferson Fellows also have the opportunity to travel to U.S. embassies and missions overseas. At the conclusion of the fellowship year, and upon return to their home institution, Fellows continue to serve as a resource to the State Department and USAID for an additional five years.

How to Apply: Apply directly to sponsor by January 14. See grant announcement for complete list of materials to be submitted with application.

More Info: http://sites.nationalacademies.org/PGA/Jefferson/index.htm

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Title: Regular Advanced Fellowships

Sponsor: The American School of Classical Studies at Athens

Deadline: 1/15/2014

Amount: $11,500 plus room, board and waiver of fees

Description: Several fellowships for the full academic year at the School are available to students who have completed the Regular Program or one year as a Student Associate Member and plan to return to the School to pursue independent research, usually for their Ph.D. dissertation. Please note that some fellowships are designated for specific areas of research. Regular Members and Student Associate Members who wish to stay another year in Athens are encouraged to apply.

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.ascsa.edu.gr/index.php/admission-membership/grants

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Title: Research Fellowships

Sponsor: Harry Ransom Center (HRC), University of Texas at Austin

Deadline: 01/31/2014

Amount: $1,500-$3,000/mo.; $1,200-$1,700 travel stipends

Description: The Harry Ransom Center annually awards over 50 fellowships to support projects that require substantial on-site use of its collections. The fellowships support research in all areas of the humanities, including literature, photography, film, art, the performing arts, music, and cultural history. All applicants, with the exception of dissertation fellowship applicants, must have a Ph.D. or be an independent scholar with a substantial record of achievement.

How to Apply: Apply directly to sponsor by January 31. See grant announcement for complete list of materials to be submitted with application. 

More Info: http://www.hrc.utexas.edu/research/fellowships/application/

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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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