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COLA Grants Digest: November 19, 2013

posted: Tue, Nov 19, 2013

Announcements

High-Volume Submission Period: All proposals with sponsor deadlines January 1 through February 15, 2014 have an internal COLA deadline of December 2, 2013. Due to the high volume of proposals during this time please send us notification of your intent to apply and your completed Proposal Review Form by this date.

We cannot guarantee proposals full internal review unless we receive your proposal documents 10 business days prior to the sponsor’s deadline. Please consult our Grants Services Timeline for more information on internal submission policies. 

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Title: Study of the U.S. Institutes for Scholars and Secondary Educators (ECA-ECAAE-14-013 CFDA 19.401)

Sponsor: U.S. Department of State (DOS), Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs

Deadline: 11/20/2013

Amount: $130,000-$225,000

Description: Eligible organizations may submit proposals for projects designed to reach out to youth and promote mutual understanding by increasing the professional capacity of those who design and manage youth sports programs in select countries in Africa, East Asia and the Pacific, the Near East and North Africa, South and Central Asia, Europe and Eurasia, and the Western Hemisphere.  The focus of all programs must be on reaching out to both male and female youth ages 7-17 and/or their coaches/administrators. Programs designed to train elite athletes or coaches will not be considered.  Eligible countries and territories are listed in the grant solicitation (link below).

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 20. 

More Info: http://eca.state.gov/organizational-funding/open-grant-solicitations

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Title: Estimating the Economic Costs of Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementias (R01) (PA-12-255)

Sponsor: National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Deadline: 12/2/2013

Amount: Unspecified

Description: Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia are widely believed to impose great economic costs on society, but the magnitude of those costs is unclear. This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) encourages research on the economic costs of Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias, including direct and indirect costs to public and private health care payers, families and other informal caregivers, as well as labor market costs from reduced productivity or labor force participation.

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.

More Info: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-12-255.html

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Title: Estimating the Economic Costs of Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementias (R03) (PA-12-253)

Sponsor: National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Deadline: 12/2/2013

Amount: $100,000

Description: Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia are widely believed to impose great economic costs on society, but the magnitude of those costs is unclear. This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) encourages research on the economic costs of Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias, including direct and indirect costs to public and private health care payers, families and other informal caregivers, as well as labor market costs from reduced productivity or labor force participation.

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.

More Info: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-12-253.html

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Title: Estimating the Economic Costs of Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementias (R21) (PA-12-254)

Sponsor: National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Deadline: 12/2/2013

Amount: $275,000

Description: Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia are widely believed to impose great economic costs on society, but the magnitude of those costs is unclear. This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) encourages research on the economic costs of Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias, including direct and indirect costs to public and private health care payers, families and other informal caregivers, as well as labor market costs from reduced productivity or labor force participation.

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.

More Info: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-12-253.html

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Title: National Robotics Initiative  (NRI) (NSF 14-500)

Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF), Division of Information & Intelligent Systems

Deadline: 12/2/2013

Amount:  $30,000,000-$50,000,000

Description: The purpose of this program is the development of this next generation of robotics, to advance the capability and usability of such systems and artifacts, and to encourage existing and new communities to focus on innovative application areas. It will address the entire life cycle from fundamental research and development to industry manufacturing and deployment. Methods for the establishment and infusion of robotics in educational curricula and research to gain a better understanding of the long term social, behavioral and economic implications of co-robots across all areas of human activity are important parts of this initiative. Collaboration between academic, industry, non-profit and other organizations is strongly encouraged to establish better linkages between fundamental science and technology development, deployment and use.

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. 

More Info: http://www.nsf.gov/publications/pub_summ.jsp?ods_key=nsf14500

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Title: Examination of Survivorship Care Planning Efficacy and Impact (R21) (PA-12-274)

Sponsor: National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Deadline: 12/2/2013

Amount: $275,000

Description: The purpose of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to stimulate research to evaluate the effect of care planning on cancer survivors' health and psychosocial outcomes; self-management of late effects and adherence to cancer screening and health behavior guidelines; utilization of follow-up care; organizational-level factors influencing the implementation of care planning; and associated costs. Specifically, the FOA aims to stimulate research that will: 1) develop and test metrics for evaluating the impact of survivorship care planning; 2) evaluate the impact of survivorship care planning on cancer survivors' morbidity, self-management and adherence to care recommendations, utilization of follow-up care, and on systems outcomes, such as associated costs and impact on organizations implementing care planning; and 3) identify models and processes of care that promote effective survivorship care planning.

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.

More Info: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-12-274.html

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Title: Fellowship Grant Program (USDA-NIFA-AFRI-004031, CFDA 10.310)

Sponsor: U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA), Agriculture and Food Research Initiative (AFRI)

Deadline: 12/12/2013

Amount: Unspecified

Description: The FY 2014 AFRI NIFA Fellowship Request for Applications focuses on developing the next generation of research, education, and extension professionals in the food and agricultural sciences who will lead agriculture into the future by solving current and future challenges facing our society. The AFRI NIFA Fellowships Grant Program targets talented, highly-motivated doctoral candidates and postdoctoral trainees that demonstrate remarkable promise and the potential to become gifted education, extension, and research professionals in the United States. The Program seeks to develop the technical and academic competence of doctoral candidates and the research independence and teaching competencies of postdoctoral students in the food, forestry and agricultural sciences, which are within NIFA’s challenge areas, through well-developed and highly interactive mentoring and training activities.

How to Apply: Submit required letter of intent directly to sponsor by December 12. Contact your departmental Grants and Contracts Specialist or return completed Proposal Review Form to Kathy Thatcher (thatcher@austin.utexas.edu) immediately upon invitation to submit a full proposal.

More Info: http://www.csrees.usda.gov/fo/fellowshipsgrantprogramafri.cfm

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Title: Women’s Mental Health During Pregnancy and the Postpartum Period (R21: Exploratory/Developmental Research Grant) (PA-12-215)

Sponsor: National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Deadline: 1/6/2014

Amount: Unspecified 

Description: The purpose of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to outline priority areas for research related to women’s mental health during pregnancy and the postpartum period. Priority areas include basic and clinical neuroscience, studies of clinical course, epidemiological factors and risk factors, as well as interventions and services research. The NIMH, NICHD, and NIDA are committed to supporting research that will increase scientific understanding of and treatments for mental disorders experienced by women during and following pregnancy. Reduction of the public health burden of mental disorders during this perinatal period will improve the health and well-being of new mothers, their children and families.

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://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-12-215.html

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Title: Dissertation Grants

Sponsor: American Educational Research Association (AERA)

Deadline: 1/24/2014

Amount: $20,000

Description: With support from the National Science Foundation (NSF), the AERA Grants Program announces its Dissertation Grants competition. The program seeks to stimulate research on U.S. education issues using data from the large-scale, national and international data sets supported by the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), NSF, and other federal agencies, and to increase the number of education researchers using these data sets. The program supports research projects that are quantitative in nature, include the analysis of existing data from NCES, NSF or other federal agencies, and have U.S. education policy relevance. Dissertation Grants are available for advanced doctoral students and are intended to support the student while writing the doctoral dissertation.

How to Apply: Apply directly to sponsor by January 24. See grant announcement for complete list of materials to be submitted with application.

More Info: http://www.aera.net/ProfessionalOpportunitiesFunding/FundingOpportunities/AERAGrantsProgram/DissertationGrants/tabid/12812/Default.aspx

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Title: Anna Luiza Ozorio de Almeida Field Research Grant

Sponsor: Teresa Lozano Long Institute of Latin American Studies (LILAS)

Deadline: 1/30/2014

Amount: Varies

Description: Graduate students in any department whose field research deals with Brazil may apply for summer research funding.

How to Apply: Apply directly to sponsor by January 30. See grant announcement for complete list of materials to be submitted with application.

More Info: http://www.utexas.edu/cola/insts/llilas/student-programs/funding-opportunities/graduate-funding/field-research.php   

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Title: Dissertation Fellowship

Sponsor: Boston College

Deadline: 1/31/2014

Amount: $30,060 stipend + health insurance and $1,500 research costs 

Description: Boston College’s African & African Diaspora Studies Program (AADS) invites scholars working in any discipline in the Social Sciences or Humanities, with projects focusing on any topic within African and/or African Diaspora Studies, to apply for our dissertation fellowship. We seek applicants pursuing innovative, preferably interdisciplinary, projects in dialogue with critical issues and trends within the field.

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.bc.edu/schools/cas/aads/resources/dissfellowship.html

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Title: Faculty Research Grants

Sponsor: Children’s Literature Association (ChLA)

Deadline: 2/1/2014

Amount: $500-$1,500 

Description: The grants are awarded for proposals dealing with criticism or original scholarship with the expectation that the undertaking will lead to publication and make a significant contribution to the field of children's literature in the area of scholarship or criticism. Proposals that deal with critical or original work in the areas of fantasy or science fiction for children or adolescents will be awarded the Margaret P. Esmonde Memorial Grant. 

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

More Info: http://www.childlitassn.org/index.php?page=about&family=ops&category=03--Grants_-amp-_Fellowships&display=15

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Title: Native Lab Fellowship

Sponsor: Sundance Institute’s Native American and Indigenous Program

Deadline: 2/3/2014

Amount: Unspecified

Description: Sundance Institute's Native American and Indigenous Program has created a Fellowship to provide direct support to emerging Native American, Native Hawaiian, and Alaskan Native film artists working in the U.S. The Fellowship is a two-stage development opportunity for filmmakers with short film scripts. The first stage of development is an intensive 5-day workshop, held May 20-24, 2013. During the workshop, Fellows received intensive feedback on their projects from established screenwriters and directors. 

How to Apply: Apply directly to sponsor by February 3. See grant announcement for complete list of materials to be submitted with application.

More Info: http://www.sundance.org/programs/native-lab-fellowship/  

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Title: Joseph L. Fisher Doctoral Dissertation Fellowships

Sponsor: Resources for the Future (RFF)

Deadline: 2/21/2014

Amount: $18,000

Description: In honor of the late Joseph L. Fisher, president of Resources for the Future (RFF) from 1959–1974, RFF will award fellowships for the coming academic year in support of doctoral dissertation research on issues related to the environment, natural resources, or energy. RFF’s primary research disciplines are economics and other social sciences. 

How to Apply: Apply directly to sponsor by February 21. See grant announcement for materials to be submitted with proposal

More Info: http://www.rff.org/About_RFF/Pages/JosephLFisherDoctoralDissertationFellowships.aspx  

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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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