College of Liberal Arts

COLA Grants Digest: November 26, 2013

Tue, Nov 26, 2013

 

Highlight: Humanities Research Awards, sponsored by the College of Liberal Arts (COLA) due1/15/2014.

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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: HIV/AIDS, Drug Use, and Vulnerable Populations in the US (R21) (PA-12-280)

Sponsor: National Institutes of Health (NIH), National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)

Deadline: 12/2/2013

Amount: $275,000/2 yrs.

Description: This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) will support studies in vulnerable populations to: 1) understand the contribution of drug abuse (both injection and non-injection) to the acquisition and/or transmission of HIV; 2) study disease progression and disease outcomes in drug using populations; 3) develop and/or improve prevention and treatment interventions, particularly comprehensive, integrated interventions; 4) improve the availability, delivery and quality of evidence-based prevention and treatment services across a variety of settings; and 5) address organizational, structural, and/or community level factors including social, drug-using, and sexual networks associated with health disparities.

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-12-280.html

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Title: Collaborative Research in Computational Neuroscience (CRCNS)  (NSF 14-504)

Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)

Deadline: 12/2/2013

Amount: $100,000-$250,000/yr.

Description: Computational neuroscience provides a theoretical foundation and a rich set of technical approaches for understanding complex neurobiological systems, building on the theory, methods, and findings of computer science, neuroscience, and numerous other disciplines. Two classes of proposals will be considered in response to this solicitation: Research Proposals describing collaborative research projects, and Data Sharing Proposals to enable sharing of data and other resources. Domestic and international projects will be considered.

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/pubs/2014/nsf14504/nsf14504.htm

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Title: Loan Repayment Program (LRP)

Sponsor: National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Deadline: 12/2/2013

Amount: $35,000 

Description: NIH wants to encourage outstanding health professionals to pursue careers in biomedical, behavioral, social, and clinical research. If you commit at least two years to conducting qualified research funded by a domestic nonprofit organization or U.S. federal, state, or local government entity, NIH may repay up to $35,000 of your qualified student loan debt per year, including most undergraduate, graduate, and medical school loans. Loan repayment benefits are in addition to the institutional salary you receive for your research.

How to Apply: Apply directly to sponsor by December 2. See grant announcement for complete list of materials to be submitted with application.

More Info:  http://www.lrp.nih.gov/index.aspx

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Title: Data-Intensive Analysis and Modeling for Socio-Environmental Systhesis

Sponsor: National Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center (SESYNC)

Deadline: 12/2/2013

Amount: Unspecified

Description: The National Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center (SESYNC) announces a special invitation for proposals for data-intensive or modeling projects that can advance socio-environmental research. Successful proposals will pursue questions critical to understanding the social or ecological dynamics of SESs by: integrating large and/or heterogeneous data sets; or developing innovative data integration, organization, and/or visualization approaches for use with computationally-intensive data analysis and/or modeling efforts.

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.

More Info: http://www.sesync.org/opportunities

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Title: Grants for Scholarly Works in Biomedicine and Health (G13) (PAR 13-014)

Sponsor: National Institutes of Health (NIH), National Library of Medicine (NLM)

Deadline: 1/2/2014

Amount: $50,000/yr. plus indirect costs/1-3 yrs.

Description: NLM Grants for Scholarly Works in Biomedicine and Health are awarded for the preparation of book-length manuscripts and other scholarly works of value to U.S. health professionals, public health officials, biomedical researchers and historians of the health sciences. Grants are awarded for major critical reviews, state-of-the-art summaries, historical studies, and other useful organizations of knowledge in clinical medicine, public health, biomedical research, and the informatics/information sciences relating to them. The scholarly work may be prepared for publication in print or electronic media, or both.

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.

More Info: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-13-014.html

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Title: Community Stories Grants Program

Sponsor: Cal Humanities

Deadline: 1/2/2014

Amount: $10,000/1:1 matching required

Description: Community Stories funds projects that focus on the collection and sharing of real stories of California’s communities. Projects must involve a California-based non-profit collaborator, at least one humanities expert as an advisor, use the methods of analysis that inform the humanities as well as community-based research, and produce work that is publicly accessible. Application eligibility is limited to California-based nonprofit organizations or local/state public agencies or institutions. Grant awards range up to $10,000 and a cash or in-kind match is required.

How to Apply: Contact your departmental Grants and Contracts Specialist or Melanie Morgan (mmorgan@austin.utexas.edu) and return Proposal Review form by January 2. 

More Info: http://calhum.org/grants/community-stories-grant

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Title: Charles Bronfman Prize

Sponsor: Charles Bronfman Prize

Deadline: 1/15/2014

Amount: Unspecified

Description: The Charles Bronfman Prize annually recognizes Jewish humanitarians whose work, while inspired by personal Jewish values, is of universal benefit to all people. The award program seeks to honor next-generation leaders who have a vision for change that will better the world in a meaningful way, and who have created a mechanism for acting on that vision in ways that deliver measurable results. The Charles Bronfman Prize accepts nominations in all areas of humanitarian endeavor across a broad spectrum of disciplines. Past recipients have distinguished themselves through their work in genetics, the environment, medical education, humanitarian relief, the transformation of public education and human rights.

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

More Info: http://www.thecharlesbronfmanprize.com/index.php

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Title: Fellowships for Graduate Students

Sponsor: American School of Classical Studies at Athens (ASCSA)

Deadline: 1/15/2014

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

Description: The American School of Classical Studies (ASCSA) provides graduate students and scholars from affiliated North American college and universities a base for the advanced study of all aspects of Greek culture, from antiquity to the present day. It also contributes considerably to the dissemination of information about Greek history and archaeology to the Greek public, as well as to the international and Greek scholarly communities. Up to thirteen fellowships are available for the School’s Regular Members. Regular Member fellowships are awarded for the entire nine-month program. All awards are made on the recommendation of the Committee on Admissions and Fellowships and are based on the results of the qualifying examinations and materials submitted with the application. 

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/wiener-laboratory/wlfellowships  

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Title: Humanities Research Awards

Sponsor: The University of Texas at Austin, College of Liberal Arts

Deadline: 1/15/2014

Amount: $5,000/yr./3 yrs.

Description: Humanities Research Awards provide funding for tenured and tenure-track faculty whose work falls within the disciplines of the humanities.  The awards support faculty in their effort to bring a research project already in progress to completion, and the expectation is that the recipient will produce one or more publications and make his or her work known to the academic community through conferences and other venues. Funding may be used year-round for research-related expenses such as travel, archival costs, supplies, and materials. Funds may not be used to supplement faculty salaries, pay for long-term lodging, purchase computers, or provide student tuition, fellowships, scholarships, or stipends. Collaborative projects will not be considered. Recipients from previous years are not eligible to apply again. 

How to Apply: Attend an open forum to review guidelines and respond to questions on December 3, 2013, in the GEB 4.214 from 2:30-4 PM. Questions and answers from the open forum will be posted at www.utexas.edu/cola/rearch/HRA_QnA. Submit an email including all four application documents attached in pdf format to lagrants@austin.utexas.edu by January 15. Submit final documents only. See grant announcement for complete list of materials to be submitted with application.

More Info: http://www.utexas.edu/cola/research/hra-guidelines.php

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Title: Graduate Program in Public Policy

Sponsor: The Archer Center, The University of Texas System

Deadline: 1/24/2014

Amount: Unspecified

Description: The Graduate Program in Public Policy was established by The University of Texas System as a way to bring graduate students studying policy and politics to our nation’s Capital to learn about the federal government and public service. The Graduate Program in Public Policy consists of living in the heart of Washington, D.C., for a twelve week summer program.  Participants will earn nine in-residence credit hours, combining substantive academic coursework and a working internship on Capitol Hill, Executive Branch agency or other Washington, D.C., governmental or non-governmental organization. the applicant must be enrolled in a University of Texas System graduate or PhD program; must have an overall minimum graduate GPA of 3.0; must have previous professional or internship experience; and must have university or community leadership or public service experience.

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.utexas.edu/ugs/archer/applying

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Title: Latino Mental Health Research Training Program

Sponsor: University of Southern California, National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Deadline: 2/3/2014

Amount: Unspecified 

Description: Undergraduate and pre-doctoral level students who are interested in conducting mental health research in Mexico during the summer of 2013, and who meet the following criteria, are encouraged to apply: 3.0 GPA or better, research career orientation, excellent Spanish language oral and written skills, background in statistics, U.S. citizen, permanent resident, or non-citizen national, from a group with health disparities including African American, Asian American, Latino, Native American, Alaskan Native, Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander or other relevant groups.

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://dornsife.usc.edu/latinomental-health/how-to-apply/    

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Title: Point Foundation Scholarship

Sponsor: Point Foundation

Deadline: 1/20/2014

Amount: Unspecified

Description: Point Foundation empowers promising lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer students to achieve their full academic potential–despite the obstacles often put before them–to make a significant impact on society. Point fills in the gaps and provides funds not provided by other scholarships, grants, loans, work/study programs, etc.

How to Apply: Apply directly to sponsor by January 20. See grant announcement for complete list of materials to be submitted with application.

More Info: http://www.pointfoundation.org/page.aspx?pid=391

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Title: Sydney S. Spivack Program in Applied Social Research and Social Policy

Sponsor: American Sociological Association (ASA)

Deadline: 2/1/2014

Amount: $50,000

Description: The ASA encourages applications for the Congressional Fellowship. The Fellowship brings a PhD-level sociologist to Washington, DC, to work as a staff member on a congressional committee or in a congressional office. This intensive twelve month experience reveals the intricacies of the policy making process to the sociological fellow, and shows the usefulness of sociological data and concepts to policy issues.

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.asanet.org/funding/cf.cfm  

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Title: Climate and Earth System Modeling: SciDAC and Climate Variability and Change (DE-FOA-0001036, CFDA 81.049)

Sponsor: Department of Energy (DOE)

Deadline: 2/3/2014

Amount: $500,000

Description: The Climate and Earth System Modeling programs seek to develop and analyze high fidelity community models representing Earth and climate system variability and change, with a significant focus on the response of systems to natural and anthropogenic forcing. The Regional and Global Climate Modeling (RGCM) Program, seeks to enhance the predictive understanding of the Earth system by analyzing the natural and anthropogenic components of global and regional Earth system models. The use of model simulations in combination with observations enables a deeper understanding of climate variability and change.

How to Apply: Grants and Contracts Specialist or Kathy Thatcher (thatcher@austin.utexas.edu) in the COLA Office of Research and return Proposal Review Form by February 3.

More Info: http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=247993

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Title: Research Associate Programs

Sponsor: National Academies

Deadline: Varies

Amount:  Varies

Description: The mission of the NRC Research Associateship Programs (RAP) is to promote excellence in scientific and technological research conducted by the U. S. government through the administration of programs offering graduate, postdoctoral, and senior level research opportunities at sponsoring federal laboratories and affiliated institutions. In these programs, prospective applicants select a research project or projects from among the large group of opportunities listed on this website.  Prior to completing an application, prospective applicants should contact the proposed Research Adviser to assure that funding will be available if NRC panels recommend their application. 

How to Apply: Apply directly to sponsor by date listed in announcment. See grant announcement for complete list of materials to be submitted with application.

More Info:  http://sites.nationalacademies.org/PGA/RAP/PGA_050408; http://sites.nationalacademies.org/PGA/RAP/PGA_050408 (Graduate Opportunities); http://nrc58.nas.edu/RAPLab10/Opportunity/Programs.aspx (Postgraduate and senior level opportunities)

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If you received this message as a forward and would like to be added to our list, log in to UT Lists at https://utlists.utexas.edu/sympa/ and subscribe to the “cola_grants_alert” list. A note on deadlines: Many grants listed in this digest require 3 week lead time before the sponsor deadline for COLA and OSP approval. Please see “How to Apply” under each grant for the appropriate procedure. Deadlines for grants marked “submit to sponsor” are not adjusted for internal review. 

Please contact the Office of Research grants staff with any questions you have about applying for grants as a COLA faculty member, academic unit, or graduate student or visit our website at http://www.utexas.edu/cola/research/grants-contracts/ 

Kathy Thatcher thatcher@austin.utexas.edu for Federal Grants

Melanie Morgan mmorgan@austin.utexas.edu for Foundations

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

 

 

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