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COLA Grants Digest: February 4, 2014

posted: Tue, Feb 4, 2014

Welcome Back!

If you are receiving this message for the first time, the COLA Grants Digest is a weekly list of grant announcements targeted to faculty and graduate students in the College of Liberal Arts. The list is prepared by Liberal Arts Grants Services in the Office of the Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Studies.

We are sending this first list of the semester to all faculty. If you would like to subscribe to our weekly emails, please contact Melanie Morgan (mmorgan@utexas.edu), or add cola_grants_alert@utlists.utexas.edu to your UT Lists subscriptions (https://utlists.utexas.edu/sympa).

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Announcements 

Our full spring 2014 workshop schedule is now available. Please see our calendar (http://www.utexas.edu/cola/research/events/upcoming.php) for details. This semester’s offerings include a two-partGrant Budget Preparation series for faculty, and a session on interpreting grants solicitations. For graduate students, workshops on grant searching, grant writing and the National Science Foundation grants are available.

Dr. Michelle Atchison, UT System liaison with the Department of Defense (DOD) will give two presentations on DOD funding on February 18, 2014. A morning session one will focus on “Department of Defense Funding for Newer PIs” (9:30 AM) and the afternoon presentation will address “Department of Defense Funding: Addressing Budget Constraints and Changing Priorities” (2:00 PM). Both presentations will take place in the Avaya Auditorium, POB 2.302 (formerly ACES). Contact Michelle Lee (michlee@austin.utexas.edu) in the Office of the Vice President for Research with questions or to RSVP.

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Title: National Employment Survey Request for Proposals

Sponsor: Kessler Foundation

Deadline: 02/10/2014

Amount: $500,000

Description: Kessler Foundation is seeking proposals from qualified public or non-profit teams experienced in survey research and design to conduct a comprehensive survey on the employment status of working age persons (18-64) with disabilities.  The project is expected to begin on or about June 1, 2014 and must be completed by April 30, 2015. Extending the period of performance is not permitted. The objective of this nationally representative survey is to inform the general public, disability advocates, business community, government, funders and others on the status of employment for individuals with disabilities. This information can be used for research, employment recruitment and hiring, policy development and grantmaking. Candidates are expected to design the survey instrument, sampling and data collection methodologies, select or acquire survey samples, collect, process and analyze data, and prepare a written report of survey results.

How to Apply: Contact your departmental Grants and Contracts Specialist or Melanie Morgan (mmorgan@austin.utexas.edu) in Liberal Arts Grants Services and submit Proposal Review Form by Februrary 10.

More Info: http://kesslerfoundation.org/grantprograms/nationalemploymentsurveyrfp.php

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Title: Cultural Anthropology, Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) & Research Experience for Graduates (REG) Supplements (PD 98-1390)

Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)

Deadline: 02/14/2014

Amount: $500 per student per week (Academic Year); $1,200 per student per week (Summer)

Description: This solicitation is for REU Supplements to be included as a component of proposals for ongoing NSF-funded research projects. The REU program supports active research participation by undergraduate students in any of the areas of research funded by the National Science Foundation. REU projects involve students in meaningful ways in ongoing research programs or in research projects specifically designed for the REU program.

How to Apply: Contact your departmental Grants and Contracts Specialist or Kathy Thatcher (thatcher@austin.utexas.edu) in Liberal Arts Grants Services and return Proposal Review form by February 14.

More Info: http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=5517&org=NSF 

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Title: Rachel Tanur Prize for Visual Sociology

Sponsor: Social Sciences Research Council (SSRC)

Deadline: 02/17/2014

Amount: $500-$2,500

Description: The purpose of the Rachel Tanur Memorial Prize for Visual Sociology is to encourage students to incorporate visual analysis in their study and understanding of social phenomena. The contest is open worldwide to undergraduate and graduate students (majoring in any social science). Students must be currently enrolled or have received their degrees no earlier than the end of the term finishing just before the meeting of the International Sociological Association (ISA) at which the prize is to be awarded. Up to three cash prizes will be awarded at the ISA's XVIII World Congress of Sociology, Facing an Unequal World: Challenges for Global Sociology, to be held in Yokohama, Japan in July 2014. Attendance at the Congress is not a requirement. The first prize will be $2,500 USD, the second $1,500, and the third $500. The prize will be awarded biennially.

How to Apply: Apply directly to sponsor by February 17. See grant announcement for complete list of materials to be submitted with application.

More Info: http://www.racheltanurmemorialprize.org/

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Title: Innovation in Reading Prize

Sponsor: National Book Foundation

Deadline: 02/19/2014

Amount: $2,500 

Description: The Foundation's Innovations in Reading Prize recognizes exceptional initiatives and programs that have created and sustained a lifelong love of reading: thoughtful, groundbreaking projects that generate excitement and passion for literature and books. The Foundation is particularly interested in applications from those that have developed interdisciplinary approaches and incorporate innovative thinking in design, technology, social change, social entrepreneurship, or other fields. Potential candidates can enter themselves for consideration or be nominated by others.

How to Apply: Send nominations directly to sponsor by February 19. See grant announcement for complete list of materials to be submitted with application.

More Info: http://www.nationalbook.org/innovations_in_reading.html#.UuwSRz7zayO

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Title: Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) Reads Capacity Program (SOL-OAA-14-000043/CFDA 98.001)

Sponsor: U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), Bureau for Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC)

Deadline: 02/21/2014

Amount: $3,000,000-$15,000,000 

Description: The purpose of the LAC Reads Capacity Program is to increase the impact, scale, and sustainability of early grade reading interventions in the LAC region through the development of state-of-the-art knowledge resources and the provision of technical assistance to host country governments, and other selected key stakeholders, to enhance their efforts to boost early grade reading outcomes, particularly for disadvantaged children. Working in collaboration with USAID’s bilateral missions, the program will facilitate stakeholder understanding and application of evidence-based, context appropriate, approaches to improving early grade reading. The LAC Reads Capacity program is one component of the LAC Reads Project, which is managed by the Education Team of the Regional Sustainable Development Office of the Bureau for Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC/RSD/EDU).

How to Apply: Contact your departmental Grants and Contracts Specialist or Kathy Thatcher (thatcher@austin.utexas.edu) in Liberal Arts Grants Services and return Proposal Review Form by February 21.

More Info: http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=250096

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Title: Dear Colleague Letter - Issuance of a new NSF Proposal & Award Policies and Procedures Guide (NSF 13-004)

Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)

Deadline: 02/24/2014

Amount: NA

Description: NSF has released a revised Grant Proposal Guide effective for proposals submitted or due on or after February 24, 2014. Major changes are listed starting on page 2 of the document with detailed information about each change contained within the various sections that have been revised. Significant changes have been made to NSF proposal preparation guidelines.

How to Apply: NA

More Info: http://www.nsf.gov/publications/pub_summ.jsp?ods_key=nsf14001&org=NSF

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Title: Palliative Care Research Cooperative (PCRC): Enhancing Sustainability and Building the Science of Palliative Care (R01) (RFA-NR-14-003)

Sponsor: National Institutes of Health (NIH), National Institute of Nursing Reserach (NINR)

Deadline: 02/27/2014

Amount: $350,000/yr. (direct costs)

Description: The purpose of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to enhance the research and resource activities of the Palliative Care Research Cooperative (PCRC) by funding high quality, cutting edge palliative care and end-of-life (PCEOL) research. The proposed studies must be designed to use the PCRC infrastructure and resources to accomplish their aims. The FOA will also assess the PCRC’s impact, enhanced efficiency, statistical power, ability to complete studies within timelines, and lower costs. As a result of this FOA, it is expected that collaborative, interdisciplinary research will be funded that demonstrates the value of the PCRC and will ultimately lead to long-term sustainability.

How to Apply: Contact your departmental Grants and Contracts Specialist or Kathy Thatcher (thatcher@austin.utexas.edu) in Liberal Arts Grants Services and return Proposal Review Form by February 27. 

More Info: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-NR-14-003.html

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Title: E.D. Farmer International Fellowships for Texans and Mexican Nationals

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

Deadline: 02/28/2014

Amount: $4,000

Description: The Texas Legislature created the E. D. Farmer International Fellowship with the purpose of building friendship and fostering goodwill between Texas and Mexico. This fellowship provides financial support to conduct research, fieldwork, or studies in Mexico or to undertake undergraduate or graduate studies or research activities at The University of Texas at Austin. The E. D. Farmer International Fellowship is limited to applicants from Mexico and Texas. Candidates must submit their applications under one of three categories: 1) Mexican students applying to UT Austin, or 2) Mexican students currently studying at UT Austin, or 3) applicants from the state of Texas who plan to conduct research in Mexico.

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.utexas.edu/cola/insts/llilas/student-programs/funding-opportunities/additional-funding.php 

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Title: Summer Research/Travel Funding

Sponsor: Native American and Indigenous Studies (NAIS), UT Austin

Deadline: 03/03/2014

Amount: Unspecified 

Description: Limited summer research or professional travel money are available to students in Native American and Indigenous Studies at UT Austin.

How to Apply: Submit a 1-2 page description of your research or travel plans, a brief budget, a statement of other funding sources you have received or applied to, and a statement describing your participation in NAIS events and programs in the past year to Dr. Jim Cox jhcox@austin.utexas.edu by March 3.

More Info: http://www.utexas.edu/cola/inits/nais/

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Title: Saving Lives at Birth: A Grand Challenge for Development

Sponsor: U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), Government of Norway, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Grand Challenges Canada, and the U.K. Department for International Development (DFID)

Deadline: 03/06/2014

Amount: $250,00/2 yrs. (seed funding), up to $2M additional funds

Description: Through this fourth round of funding, the program will support interventions that increase access to primary health care for women and newborns by at least 50 percent, substantially improve the quality of care as measured by health outcomes, and lead to improved and sustained healthy behavior. The program seeks ideas that can leapfrog conventional approaches in three main domains—technology, service delivery, and “demand side” innovation—and empower pregnant women and their families to practice healthy behaviors and access healthcare during pregnancy, childbirth, and the early postnatal period, especially the first two days after birth. Solutions should be "off the beaten track," daring in premise, and clearly differentiated from standard practice; enhance uptake and acceptability and provide for sustained use; enable or provide for low-cost solutions; have a strong likelihood of achieving a substantial impact on one or more important adverse maternal, fetal, or neonatal health conditions; be scalable in resource-poor settings; and be able to be monitored, measured, and evaluated. SLP encourages partnerships that bring together diverse expertise from non-traditional partners.

How to Apply: Contact your departmental Grants and Contracts Specialist or Melanie Morgan (mmorgan@austin.utexas.edu) in Liberal Arts Grants Services and return Proposal Review Form by March 6.

More Info: http://www.savinglivesatbirth.net/apply

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Title: History of Arts Grants Program

Sponsor: Kress Foundation

Deadline: 03/11/2014

Amount: $1,000-$93,000

Description: The History of Art program supports scholarly projects that will enhance the appreciation and understanding of European art and architecture. Grants are awarded to projects that create and disseminate specialized knowledge, including archival projects, development and dissemination of scholarly databases, documentation projects, museum exhibitions and publications, photographic campaigns, scholarly catalogues and publications, and technical and scientific studies. Grants are also awarded for activities that permit art historians to share their expertise through international exchanges, professional meetings, conferences, symposia, consultations, the presentation of research, and other professional events.

How to Apply: Contact your departmental Grants and Contracts Specialist or Melanie Morgan (mmorgan@austin.utexas.edu) in Liberal Arts Grants Services and return Proposal Review Form by March 11.

More Info: http://www.kressfoundation.org/grants/default.aspx?id=142

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Title: Literature Fellowships: Poetry (2014NEA03LFCW/CFDA 45.024)

Sponsor: National Endowment for the Arts (NEA)

Deadline: 03/12/2014

Amount: $25,000

Description: The NEA Literature Fellowships program offers $25,000 grants in prose (fiction and creative nonfiction) and poetry to published creative writers that enable recipients to set aside time for writing, research, travel, and general career advancement. The NEA Literature Fellowships program operates on a two-year cycle with fellowships in prose and poetry available in alternating years. For FY 2015, which is covered by these guidelines, fellowships in poetry are available.

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

More Info: http://arts.gov/grants-individuals/creative-writing-fellowships/grant-program-description#sthash.TWaT4YRP.dpuf

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Title: Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Awards for Individual Predoctoral MD/PhD and other Dual Degree Fellows (Parent F30) (PA-11-110)

Sponsor: National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Deadline: 03/18/2014

Amount: $21,180/yr. stipend + tuition and institutional allowance, up to 6 yrs.

Description: The purpose of the Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Awards (Kirschstein-NRSA) is to provide support to individuals for combined MD/PhD and other dual doctoral degree training (e.g. DO/PhD, DDS/PhD, AuD/PhD). The participating Institutes award this Kirschstein-NRSA individual fellowship (F30) to qualified applicants with the potential to become productive, independent, highly trained physician-scientists and other clinician-scientists, including patient-oriented researchers in their scientific mission areas. This funding opportunity supports individual predoctoral F30 fellowships with the expectation that these training opportunities will increase the number of future investigators with both clinical knowledge and skills in basic, translational or clinical research. 

How to Apply: Contact your departmental Grants and Contracts Specialist or Kathy Thatcher (thatcher@austin.utexas.edu) in Liberal Arts Grants Services and return Proposal Review form by March 18.

More Info: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-11-110.html  

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Title: National Resource Centers Program (NRC) (CFDA 84.015A)

Sponsor: U.S. Department of Education (DoED), Office of Postsecondary Education (OPE)

Deadline: 04/30/2014

Amount: Unspecified

Description: The NRC Program makes awards to institutions of higher education or consortia of institutions of higher education to establish or strengthen nationally recognized foreign language and area or international studies centers or programs. NRC awards are used to support undergraduate centers or comprehensive centers, which include undergraduate , graduate and profession school components. OPE has announced that the solicitation for the National Resource Centers Program will be available on April 25, 2014. Because these are complex and labor intensive proposals it is recommended that you start now to collect the information needed to complete the background and appendices information based on the previous solicitation issued in 2010.

How to Apply: Contact your departmental Grants and Contracts Specialist or Kathy Thatcher (thatcher@austin.utexas.edu) in Liberal Arts Grants Services immediately if you need a copy of the previous solicitation document. Return Proposal Review Form by April 30 if you plan to submit a proposal. 

More Info: http://www2.ed.gov/fund/grant/find/edlite-forecast.html#chart6  

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Title: Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellowships Programs (FLAS) (CFDA 84.015B)

Sponsor: U.S. Department of Education (DoED), Office of Postsecondary Education (OPE)

Deadline: 04/30/2014

Amount: Unspecified

Description: The FLAS Fellowships Program provides allocation of fellowships to institution of higher education or consortia of institutions of higher education to assist meritorious undergraduate and graduate student undergoing training in modern foreign languages and related area or international studies. OPE has announced that the solicitation for the National Resource Centers Program will be available on April 25, 2014. Because these are complex and labor intensive proposals it is recommended that you start now to collect the information needed to complete the background and appendices information based on the previous solicitation issued in 2010. 

How to Apply: Contact your departmental Grants and Contracts Specialist or Kathy Thatcher (thatcher@austin.utexas.edu) in Liberal Arts Grants Services immediately if you need a copy of the previous solicitation document. Return Proposal Review Form by April 30 if you plan to submit a proposal.

More Info: http://www2.ed.gov/fund/grant/find/edlite-forecast.html#chart6

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Title: Local Scholarships Program (AID-263-14-00001)

Sponsor: U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID)/Egypt

Deadline: NA

Amount: NA 

Description: Under the U.S.-Egypt Higher Education Initiative (HEI), USAID/Egypt will issue two cooperative agreements for an eight year scholarship program to provide undergraduate scholarships to promising talented Egyptian students with high financial need, building on the lessons learned and best practices of previous scholarship programs supported over the last eight years. The program will provide opportunities for disadvantaged youth in Egypt who are identified as probable future leaders in the country, to gain skills and knowledge in an array of fields critical to the social and economic development of Egypt. An English language training component, career counseling and job placement services will be included in the program to enable participants to fully participate and contribute to Egypt's economic growth and development.

How to Apply: Public notice. Additional information will be posted at a later date.

More Info: http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=250593

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Title: Administrative Supplements to Existing NIH Grants and Cooperative Agreements (Parent Admin Supp) (PA-14-077)

Sponsor: National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Deadline: NA

Amount: NA

Description: The National Institutes of Health (NIH) hereby notify Program Directors/Principal Investigators (PD(s)/PI(s)) holding specific types of NIH research grants listed in the full Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) that funds may be available for administrative supplements to meet increased costs that are within the scope of the approved award, but were unforeseen when the new or renewal application or grant progress report for non-competing continuation support was submitted.  Applications for administrative supplements are considered prior approval requests (as described in Section 8.1.2.11 of the NIH Grants Policy Statement) and will be routed directly to the Grants Management Officer of the parent award. 

How to Apply: Due dates vary by awarding Institute or Center. Contact your departmental Grants and Contracts Specialist or Kathy Thatcher (thatcher@austin.utexas.edu) in Liberal Arts Grants Services and return Proposal Review Form three weeks before your deadline.

More Info: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-14-077.html

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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 Liberal Arts Grants Services 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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