College of Liberal Arts

COLA Grants Digest: December 17, 2013

Tue, Dec 17, 2013

Announcements  

Happy Holidays!

The COLA Grants Digest will take a brief holiday hiatus. Look for our next Grants Digest after the winter break on Tuesday, February 4, 2014.

High Volume Submission Period 

The December 2, 2013 internal deadline for grant submissions due January 1 through February 15, 2014 has now passed. If you intend to submit a late proposal, please send us notification of your intent to apply and your completed Proposal Review Form (http://www.utexas.edu/cola/research/_files/pdf/grants-contracts/COLA-PRF.pdf) as soon as possible, and we will facilitate your submission to the extent time allows. 

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 (http://www.utexas.edu/cola/research/_files/pdf/grants-contracts/COLAGrantTimeline.pdf) for more information on internal submission policies. 

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Title: Hamilton Book Author Awards Program

Sponsor: University of Texas at Austin, University Cooperative Society

Deadline: 01/07/2014

Amount: $3,000-$10,000

Description: These awards will be made to faculty or staff members who, in the preceding calendar year, have published the best book-length publications as determined by a multi-disciplinary committee of scholars appointed by the Vice President for Research of The University of Texas at Austin. Published works including scholarly monographs, creative works (e.g., novels and anthologies of poetry), exhibition catalogues, textbooks, and edited collections, published during the 2013 calendar year may be nominated. Current University of Texas at Austin faculty (tenured, tenure track, senior lecturers and lecturers), Code 1000, and staff are eligible to compete for these awards. UT students are not eligible for this program. Books must be published (copyright date) between Jan. 1, 2013 to Dec. 31, 2013.

How to Apply: Apply directly to sponsor by January 7. Application form available online at link below. 

More Info: http://www.utexas.edu/research/recognition/university-awards/hamilton

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Title: Outstanding Graduate Teaching Award

Sponsor: Graduate School, University Cooperative Society

Deadline: 01/17/2014

Amount: $3,000

Description: One award is given annually to recognize the distinguished teaching of a graduate faculty member.  Nominations are limited to one per graduate program. Past recipients of the award are eligible for nomination if five or more years have elapsed since they received the award.

How to Apply: Nominations must be initiated by academic deans, department chairs, or program directors, and must be submitted by January 17 using the Graduate School's online award system.

More Info: http://www.utexas.edu/ogs/awards/teaching/

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Title: Mobile Health: Technology and Outcomes in Low and Middle Income Countries (R21) (PAR-14-028)

Sponsor: National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Deadline: 01/19/2014

Amount: $125,000/yr. (Direct Costs)

Description: The purpose of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to encourage exploratory/developmental research applications that propose to study the development or adaptation of innovative mobile health (mHealth) technology specifically suited for low and middle income countries (LMICs) and the health-related outcomes associated with implementation of the technology. Of highest interest are well-designed multidisciplinary projects that focus on tools or interventions for chronic diseases or technology for disease agnostic/cross-cutting applications. Applicants are required to propose partnerships between at least one U.S. institution and one LMIC institution. The overall goal of the FOA is to contribute to the evidence base for the use of mobile technology to improve clinical outcomes and public health while building research capacity in LMICs and establishing research networks in this area.

How to Apply: Submit Letter of Intent directly to sponsor  and 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 19.

More Info: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-14-028.html

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Title: Challenge Fund for Innovation in Journalism Education

Sponsor: Online News Association (ONA)

Deadline: 01/23/2014

Amount: $35,000

Description: The goal of the Challenge Fund for Innovation in Journalism Education is to hack the journalism curriculum using customized versions of the teaching hospital model. The fund supports universities to partner with news organizations, and explore new ways of providing information to their local communities. The Challenge Fund is open to U.S.-based colleges or universities working in collaborative teams made up of educators, students, researchers, media professionals, technologists and designers to provide local news coverage. Winners receive up to $35,000 in micro-grants to support live, local news experiments. Winners can then compete to win up to $100,000 in additional grand prizes for best project and evaluation.

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 January 23. 

More Info: http://journalists.org/next-gen/challenge-fund/

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Title: Gerda Helkel Prize

Sponsor: Gerda Henkel Foundation

Deadline: 01/31/2014

Amount: € 100,000

Description: Every two years, the Gerda Henkel Foundation awards the Gerda Henkel Prize for outstanding research in the historical humanities. The Foundation is seeking nominations for internationally acclaimed researchers from the disciplines promoted by the Gerda Henkel Foundation—Archaeology, Art History, Historic Islamic Studies, History, History of Law, History of Science, Prehistory, and Early History; and from the fields of the "Islam, the Modern Nation State and Transnational Movements" and "Security, Society and the State" special programs.

How to Apply: Nominate directly to sponsor by January 31. See website for complete list of materials to be submitted with nomination. 

More Info: http://www.gerda-henkel-stiftung.de/nomination?page_id=74948

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Title: Development of an NIH BD2K Data Discovery Index Coordination Consortium (U24) (RFA-HL-14-031)

Sponsor: National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Deadline: 02/13/2014

Amount: $2,000,000/3 yrs. 

Description: The purpose of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to create a consortium to begin development of an NIH Data Discovery Index (DDI) to allow discovery, access, and citation of biomedical data. As part of the NIH Big Data to Knowledge (BD2K) initiative, the DDI seeks to fulfill the recommendation from the Data and Informatics Working Group (DIWG) report to the Advisory Council of the Director to "Promote Data Sharing Through Central and Federated Catalogues." The awardee in response to this FOA will constitute a DDI Coordination Consortium to conduct outreach, fund small pilot projects, manage communication with stakeholders, constitute and coordinate Task Forces to study relevant questions related to access, discoverability, citation for all biomedical data and assure community engagement in the development, testing and validation of an NIH DDI. Part of this effort will be to assemble a user interface (website) through which the results of development and testing of models for an NIH DDI may be communicated.

How to Apply: Submit Letter of Intent directly to sponsor by February 6. Contact your departmental Grants and Contracts Specialist or Kathy Thatcher (thatcher@austin.utexas.edu) and return Proposal Review Form by February 13. 

More Info: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-HL-14-031.html

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Title: The Albert J. Beveridge Grant for Research in the History of the Western Hemisphere

Sponsor: American Historical Association (AHA)

Deadline: 02/15/2014

Amount: $1,000

Description: The AHA is pleased to announce the availability of modest grants to support research in the history of the Western hemisphere (United States, Canada, and Latin America). The grants are intended to further research in progress and may be used for travel to a library or archive, for microfilms, photographs, or photocopying (this list of purposes is meant to be merely illustrative, not exhaustive). Preference will be given to Ph.D. candidates and junior scholars.

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

More Info: http://www.historians.org/prizes/BeveridgeGrantInfo.htm

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Title: Biological Anthropology (PD 98-1392)

Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)

Deadline: 02/24/2014

Amount: Unspecified

Description: The Biological Anthropology Program supports basic research in areas related to human evolution and contemporary human biological variation. Research areas supported by the program include, but are not limited to, human genetic variation, human and nonhuman primate ecology and adaptability, human osteology and bone biology, human and nonhuman primate paleontology, functional anatomy, and primate socioecology. Grants supported in these areas are united by an underlying evolutionary framework, and often by a consideration of adaptation as a central theoretical theme. Many proposals also have a biocultural orientation. The program frequently serves as a bridge within NSF between the social and behavioral sciences and the natural and physical sciences, and proposals commonly are jointly reviewed and funded with other programs.

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 February 24.

More Info: http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=5407&org=BCS

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Title: William Randolph Hearst Endowed Fellowships for Minority Students

Sponsor: Aspen Institute

Deadline: 02/28/2014

Amount: $2,000-$4,000 

Description: The Aspen Institute Program on Philanthropy and Social Innovation (PSI) in Washington, DC, offers the William Randolph Hearst Endowed Fellowship three times annually (March, July, and December). The fellowship, which is based on academic excellence and need, is open to both undergraduate and graduate students of color. The Hearst Fellow serves as an intern with PSI in the Washington, DC office of the Aspen Institute.  Through this fellowship, PSI seeks to introduce a diverse group of students to issues and challenges affecting philanthropy, social enterprise, nonprofit organizations, and other actors in the social sector. Recipients may arrange with their colleges or universities to receive academic credit for this experience. International applicants are not eligible.

How to Apply: Apply directly to sponsor February 28. See grant announcement for complete list of materials to be submitted with application. 

More Info: http://www.aspeninstitute.org/policy-work/nonprofit-philanthropy/leadership-initiatives/hearst   

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Title: DAAD/AICGS Research Fellowship

Sponsor: Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst (DAAD), American Institute for Contemporary German Studies (AICGS)

Deadline: 02/28/2014

Amount: $4,725/mo. 

Description: The DAAD/AICGS Research Fellowship Program, funded by a generous grant from the Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst (DAAD), is designed to bring scholars and specialists working on Germany, Europe, and/or transatlantic relations to AICGS for research stays of two months each. Project proposals should address a topic closely related to one or more of the Institute’s three research and programming areas: 1) Business and Economics, 2) Foreign and Domestic Policy, and 3) Society, Culture & Politics. Applicants must be German or American citizens and should have completed or currently be working on a PhD. 

How to Apply: Apply directly to sponsor by February 28. See grant announcement for complete list of materials to be submitted with application.

More Info: http://www.aicgs.org/employment/daad-aicgs-research-fellowship/

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Title: William S. Livingston Outstanding Graduate Student Academic Employee Award

Sponsor: Graduate School, University Cooperative Society

Deadline: 02/28/2014

Amount: $1,000 

Description: Each year the Graduate Student Assembly (GSA) calls for nominations for outstanding performance by graduate student academic employees. All nominations must be sponsored by a faculty member, and each graduate program may submit only one nomination for each appointment category (TA, AI, GRA). The nomination categories are: Teaching Assistant (TA) (Job code 0063); Assistant Instructor (AI) (Job code 0045); and Graduate Research Assistant (GRA) (Job code 0090). Award winners will be chosen by a GSA review committee of peer graduate students. Each award recipient will be recognized at the annual Graduate School/University Co-op Awards ceremony.

How to Apply: Nominations must be initiated by the a faculty or administrative supervisor, and must be submitted by February 28 using the Graduate School's online award system.

More Info: http://www.utexas.edu/ogs/awards/livingston/

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Title: Research on Children in Military Families: The Impact of Parental Military Deployment and Reintegration on Child and family Functioning (R13) (PA-12-223)

Sponsor: National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Deadline: 03/24/2014

Amount: $25,000

Description: The purpose of this funding opportunity announcement (FOA) is to encourage interdisciplinary conferences and meetings to examine critical questions regarding the impact of parental military deployment, combat-related stress and reintegration with the family on child social and affective development outcomes as well as on family functioning. 

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 March 24.

More Info: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-12-223.html  

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Title: Development Innovation Ventures (DIV) (APS-OAA-12-000004)

Sponsor: U.S. Agency For International Development (USAID)

Deadline: 03/25/2014

Amount: $100,000-$15,000,000

Description: The DIV Annual Program Statement (APS) requests applications for innovative solutions in all sectors that are expected to lead to transformative (as opposed to incremental) improvements to development outcomes that could ultimately scale across multiple developing countries and, ideally, multiple sectors in these countries. Innovative solutions can include new technologies and new service delivery practices or novel or more cost-effective variations on existing practices. Innovations are expected to eventually scale up through the private sector, the public sector, or a combination of the two in order to reach sustainability without DIV support. These ideas do not have to be technological solutions, but also new business models, new processes, or even novel combinations of tried and true techniques. We look for the solutions potential to scale big, to tens of millions of beneficiaries within ten years.

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 March 25.

More Info: http://idea.usaid.gov/sites/default/files/aps-oaa-12-000004%20div%20annual%20program%20statement.pdf

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Title: Multidisciplinary Studies of HIV/AIDS and Aging (R01) (PAR-12-174)

Sponsor: National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Deadline: 03/26/2014

Amount: $500,000/yr.

Description: This funding announcement invites applications proposing to study HIV infection, HIV-associated conditions, HIV treatment, and/or biobehavioral or social factors associated with HIV/AIDS in the context of aging and/or in older adults. Research approaches of interest include clinical translational, observational, and intervention studies in domestic and international settings. An R01 is a Research Project Grant.

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 March 26.

More Info: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-12-174.html

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Title: Multidisciplinary Studies of HIV/AIDS and Aging (R03) (PAR-12-176)

Sponsor: National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Deadline: 03/26/2014

Amount: $100,000/2 yrs.

Description: This funding announcement invites applications proposing to study HIV infection, HIV-associated conditions, HIV treatment, and/or biobehavioral or social factors associated with HIV/AIDS in the context of aging and/or in older adults. Research approaches of interest include clinical translational, observational, and intervention studies in domestic and international settings. R03 is the Small Grant 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 March 26.

More Info: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-12-176.html

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Title: Research Coordination Networks (RCN) (13-520)

Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)

Deadline: Open

Amount: Varies

Description: The goal of the RCN program is to advance a field or create new directions in research or education by supporting groups of investigators to communicate and coordinate their research, training and educational activities across disciplinary, organizational, geographic and international boundaries. RCN provides opportunities to foster new collaborations, including international partnerships, and address interdisciplinary topics. Innovative ideas for implementing novel networking strategies, collaborative technologies, and development of community standards for data and meta-data are especially encouraged.

How to Apply: Open deadline. Contact your NSF program for specific deadlines, then 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 3 weeks prior to your chosen submission date.

More Info: http://www.nsf.gov/publications/pub_summ.jsp?ods_key=nsf13520

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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 athttps://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.edu for Post-Award

 

 

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