College of Liberal Arts

COLA Grants Digest: February 18, 2014

Tue, Feb 18, 2014

Announcements  

We have now opened our faculty workshops to all eligible principle and co-principle investigators, including postdoctoral and research fellows. Please contact Kathy Thatcher (thatcher@austin.utexas.edu) to reserve your space in one of the following sessions:

Grant Budget Preparation, Part 1: General Principles of Grant Budgeting

March 5, 2014, 2-4 PM, GEB 3.212

Grant Solicitations: How to Get the Most Out of One Reading

March 20, 2014, 9-10 AM, GEB 3.212

Grant Budget Preparation, Part 2: Hands-On Budget Preparation

Prerequisite:Grant Budget Preparation, Part 1

April 9, 2014, 2-4 PM, GEB 3.212

Visit our calendar (http://www.utexas.edu/cola/research/events/upcoming.php) for more information and for other grant training opportunities. 

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Title: Mental Health Policy Fellowships

Sponsor: Hogg Foundation for Mental Health

Deadline: 02/19/2014

Amount: $44,750 

Description: The Hogg Foundation for Mental Health is inviting nonprofit organizations in Texas, governmental agencies, and academic institutions to apply for 2014 Hogg Foundation Mental Health Policy Fellowship grants. The annual program is designed to increase the number of individuals and organizations effectively participating in mental health policy analysis, development, implementation, and evaluation. Two-year fellowships are open to recent graduates of law, social work, public policy, and other related graduate programs. The foundation will pay 95% of the fellow’s base annual salary, assumed to be between $40,000, and $45,000, as determined by the organization’s salary structure (not including fringe benefits).  In addition, the award includes a professional development allowance of $2,000, and a mentor stipend of $5,000 per year. The mentor may be selected from the organization’s existing staff or from outside the organization.

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 February 19.

More Info: http://www.hogg.utexas.edu/uploads/documents/Policy%20Fellows%20RFP.pdf

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Title: U.S. Consulate Hyderabad Workshop on Media Coverage of Foreign Affairs (HRFP12-01, CFDA 19.040)

Sponsor: U.S. Department of State (DOS), Mission to India

Deadline: 02/24/2014

Amount: $30,000-$60,000

Description: The U.S. Consulate General Public Affairs Section in Hyderabad, India is soliciting grant proposals to develop and execute a multi-day workshop to familiarize Indian journalists with techniques for accurate local news coverage of foreign affairs. The workshop will provide working and rising journalists with awareness of how U.S. journalists approach coverage of foreign affairs, including topics such as international economics, climate change, coverage of war zones, and international organizations. This workshop will include a mixture of working journalists and senior students of journalism. Please see attachments for more detailed information.

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 24.

More Info: http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=250113

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Title: Pre-Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship in American Indian Studies

Sponsor: Michigan State University, American Indian Studies Program

Deadline: 02/28/2014

Amount: Unspecified

Description: The American Indian Studies Program at Michigan State University invites applications for the 2014-2015 Pre-Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship Award in American Indian Studies. The fellowship award provides office space, access to Michigan State University's outstanding library and computing facilities and to the faculty involved in the American Indian Studies Program, benefits for the year, and a substantial stipend. Applicants must be finished with all doctoral work but the dissertation, actively working in American Indian Studies, and committed to a career in Native Studies. It is expected that the Fellow will complete the dissertation during the award year. Applicants may be pursuing the Ph.D. degree in any discipline or area offered at Michigan State University. The successful applicant will be required to teach one course and will affiliate with a department or program in one of the university's colleges, as well as participate in activities of the American Indian Studies Program. The Fellow must reside in the East Lansing, Michigan area for the duration of the fellowship.

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

More Info: http://aisp.msu.edu/fellowship/

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Title: Postdoctoral Fellowship Program for Translational Research on Aging

Sponsor: Glenn Foundation for Medical Research and the American Federation for Aging Research (AFAR)

Deadline: 03/03/2014

Amount: $60,000 

Description: The Glenn Foundation for Medical Research, in partnership with the AFAR, established the Glenn/AFAR Postdoctoral Fellowship Program for Translational Research on Aging to encourage and further the careers of postdoctoral fellows who are uniquely capable of translating advances in basic research from the laboratory to the clinic. The award is intended to provide significant research and training support to permit these postdoctoral fellows to become established in the field of aging. To be eligible, applicants must be postdoctoral fellows (M.D. and/or Ph.D. degree or equivalent) at the start date of the award (October 1, 2014). The proposed research must be conducted at any type of nonprofit setting in the United States.

How to Apply: Submit letter of intent directly to sponsor by March 3. See grant announcement for complete list of materials to be submitted with letter of intent. Contact your departmental Grants and Contracts Specialist or Melanie Morgan (mmorgan@austin.utexas.edu) in Liberal Arts Grants Services immediately if invited to submit a full proposal.

More Info: http://www.afar.org/research/funding/glenn-postdoc/

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Title: Advanced Rehabilitation Research Training (ARRT) Program (ED-GRANTS-021314-002, CFDA 84.133P)

Sponsor: U.S. Department of Education (DoED), Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (OSERS), National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR)

Deadline: 03/17/2014

Amount: $150,000

Description: The purpose of NIDRR’s ARRT program, which is funded through the Disability and Rehabilitation Research Projects and Centers Program, is to provide advanced research training and experience to individuals with doctorates, or similar advanced degrees, who have clinical or other relevant experience. ARRT projects train rehabilitation researchers, including researchers with disabilities, with particular attention to research areas that support the implementation and objectives of the Rehabilitation Act, and that improve the effectiveness of services authorized under the Rehabilitation Act. ARRT projects must provide advanced research training to eligible individuals to enhance their capacity to conduct high-quality multidisciplinary rehabilitation and disability research to improve outcomes for individuals with disabilities in one of NIDRR’s major domains of individual well-being: (a) community living and participation, (b) employment, or (c) health and function.

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 17.

More Info: http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2014-02-13/pdf/2014-03209.pdf

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Title: Professional Fellows Congresses (ECA-ECAPEC-14-040, CFDA 19.415)

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

Deadline: 03/18/2014

Amount: $600,000-$1,800,000

Description: The Office of Citizen Exchanges of the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs invites proposal submissions to conduct the 2015 spring and fall Professional Fellows Congresses, the concluding element of the Professional Fellows Program. Public and private non-profit organizations may submit proposals to conduct two three-day Professional Fellows Congresses in spring and fall 2015. The Professional Fellows Program (PFP) is a two-way exchange program which brings young leaders from civil society and government from around the world to the United States for month-long working placements with U.S. organizations throughout the country; all PFP participants travel to Washington upon completion of their fellowships for the concluding program Congress.

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: https://www.grantsolutions.gov/gs/preaward/previewPublicAnnouncement.do?id=47931

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Title: Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA) Institutional Research Training Grant (Parent F31) (PA-11-111)

Sponsor: National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Deadline: 03/21/2014

Amount: Varies

Description: The purpose of this individual predoctoral research training fellowship is to provide support for promising doctoral candidates who will be performing dissertation research and training in scientific health-related fields relevant to the missions of the participating NIH Institutes and Centers (ICs) during the tenure of the award.

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 21.

More Info: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-11-111.html

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Title: Strengthen Evidence-Based Humanitarian Decision Making by PRM and its Partners Worldwide (PRM-PRMOAPGL-14-001, CFDA 19.522)

Sponsor: U.S. Department of State (DOS), Bureau of Population, Refugees and Migration (PRM)

Deadline: 03/25/2014

Amount: $100,000-$200,000

Description: PRM seeks to fund research projects to strengthen evidence-based humanitarian decision making by PRM and its partners worldwide. Research proposals must focus on one of the following topics: understanding refugee return to urban areas; promoting coordination in non-camp settings; adapting urban humanitarian response to local contexts; understanding the relationship between statelessness and gender-based violence (GBV); health impacts of statelessness; and assessing the impact of international community advocacy on gender discrimination in nationality laws.

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 25.

More Info: http://www.state.gov/j/prm/funding/index.htm

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Title: Health and Aging Policy Fellows Program

Sponsor: Atlantic Philanthropies

Deadline: 03/26/2014

Amount: $100,000

Description: Health and Aging Policy Fellowships are designed to provide healthcare professionals with the experience and skills necessary to make a positive contribution to the development and implementation of health policies that affect older Americans. The year-long program provides fellows with the opportunity to participate in a residential track or a non-residential track. The residential track allows fellows to participate in the policymaking process on either the federal or state level as legislative assistants in Congress, professional staff members in executive branch agencies, or policy organizations. The non-residential track allows fellows to remain at their home institution but work on a policy project that involves brief placement(s) throughout the year at relevant sites. Fellows also have the opportunity to apply for second-year funding. Applicants at all career stages are eligible to apply.

How to Apply: Residential track applicants may submit directly to sponsor by April 16. Non-residential track applicants should contact their departmental Grants and Contracts Specialist or Melanie Morgan (mmorgan@austin.utexas.edu) in Liberal Arts Grants Services and return Proposal Review Form by March 26.

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

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Title: Empirical Research on Ethical Issues Related to Central IRBs and Consent for Research Using Clinical Records and Data (R01) (RFA-OD-002)

Sponsor: National Institutes of Health (NIH), Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS)

Deadline: 03/28/2014

Amount: $1,300,000

Description: The purpose of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to encourage Research Project Grant (R01) applications to explore two timely issues of significance for policy development relevant to: 1) the principles and characteristics for central Institutional Review Boards (IRBs); and 2) consent and participant preferences for research using clinical records and data.

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 28.

More Info: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-OD-14-002.html

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Title: J. Franklin Jameson (Post-Doctoral) Fellowship in American History

Sponsor: American Historical Association (AHA)

Deadline: 04/01/2014

Amount: $5,000

Description: The Franklin Jameson Fellowship in American History is offered annually by the Library of Congress and the American Historical Association to support significant scholarly research for one semester in the collections of the Library of Congress by scholars at an early stage in their careers in history. At the time of application, applicants must hold the Ph.D. degree or equivalent; must have received this degree within the past seven years, and must not have published or had accepted for publication a book-length historical work. The applicant's project in American history must be one for which the general and special collections of the Library of Congress offer unique research support. The fellowship will be awarded for 2–3 months, as the Jameson Fellow desires, to spend in full-time residence at the Library of Congress.  Working space will be provided by the Library of Congress, but the Jameson Fellow is required to spend at least two months in residence.

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

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

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Title: Research on Gangs and Gang Violence (NIJ-2014-3747, CFDA 16.560)

Sponsor: U.S. Department of Justice, National Institute of Justice (NIJ)

Deadline: 04/04/2014

Amount: ~$140,000-$1,000,000/1-3 yrs.

Description: NIJ is interested in funding multiple criminal justice research projects involving research and/or evaluations of programs to improve our understanding and/or reduce gang membership and violence within the United States. Results from these projects should lead to better criminal justice policy, practice, and research, particularly at the local or state level, on issues surrounding gangs.

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 April 4.

More Info: https://ncjrs.gov/pdffiles1/nij/sl001086.pdf

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Title: New Civics Initiative

Sponsor: Spencer Foundation

Deadline: 04/08/2014

Amount: $350,000/1-4 yrs.

Description: Through its New Civics initiative, the foundation is accepting research proposals that ask critical questions about how education can more effectively contribute to the civic development of young people. Of special interest are projects designed to improve understanding of the avenues for and impediments to civic learning and civic action among young people who do not attend college, who reside in marginalized communities, who are recent immigrants or immigrants of different legal statuses, or who are less economically privileged.

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 April 8.

More Info: http://www.spencer.org/content.cfm/the-new-civics-rfp

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Title: Research Fellowships Program (ED-GRANTS-021314-001, CFDA 84.133F-1)

Sponsor: U.S. Department of Education (DoED), Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (OSERS), National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR)

Deadline: 04/14/2014

Amount: $75,000

Description: The purpose of the Research Fellowships Program is to build research capacity by providing support to highly qualified individuals, including those who are individuals with disabilities, to conduct research on the rehabilitation of individuals with disabilities. Fellows must conduct original research, demonstration projects, training, and related activities, the purposes of which are to develop methods, procedures, and rehabilitation technology that maximize the full inclusion and integration into society, employment, independent living, family support, and economic and social self-sufficiency, of individuals with disabilities, especially individuals with the most significant disabilities, and to improve the effectiveness of services. At this time, NIDRR is choosing to fund Merit Fellowships. Under the Merit Fellowship competition, we are particularly interested in applications from eligible applicants who are individuals with disabilities.

How to Apply: Submit directly to sponsor by April 14. See grant announcement for complete list of materials to be submitted with application. Pre-application conference call March 6.

More Info: http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2014-02-13/pdf/2014-03214.pdf

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Title: Alexander von Humboldt Professorship

Sponsor: Alexander von Humboldt Foundation

Deadline: 04/15/2014

Amount: €3,500,000-€5,000,000

Description: The Alexander von Humboldt Professorship, which is financed by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research through the International Research Fund for Germany, enables award winners to carry out long-term and groundbreaking research at universities and research institutions in Germany. The award funds, totaling 5 million euros for academics in experimental disciplines and 3.5 million euros for researchers in theoretical disciplines, are made available for a period of five years. Nominations may be made by German universities; non-university research institutions may also submit nominations jointly with a German university. 

How to Apply: German universities apply directly to sponsor by April 15. See announcement for complete list of materials to be submitted with application.

More Info: http://www.humboldt-foundation.de/web/alexander-von-humboldt-professorship.html

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Title: Expeditions Council Grants

Sponsor: National Geographic Society

Deadline: Open

Amount: $15,000-$35,000

Description: The National Geographic Society is accepting applications for editorially driven exploration and adventure projects through its Expeditions Council grants program. To be considered for an Expeditions Council grant, proposed projects must have the potential to yield compelling stories and images. Applications are also judged on the qualifications of applicants and their teams, and on the project’s merit, uniqueness, and safety protocols. Although the council, which comprises representatives of various National Geographic editorial divisions, funds a broad range of exploration and adventure, applicants with a project  based on scientific inquiry  must provide detailed methodology. Applicants are expected to have qualifications and experience pertinent to the expedition or project they propose. Advanced academic degrees may be required, depending on the nature of the project. Those planning work in foreign countries (i.e., a country other than their own) must include at least one local collaborator as part of their expedition team. International applicants are encouraged; however, applications must be submitted  in English.

How to Apply: Applications accepted on a rolling basis. Contact your departmental Grants and Contracts Specialist or Melanie Morgan (mmorgan@austin.utexas.edu) in Liberal Arts Grants Services and return Proposal Review Form three weeks before you plan to submit to the sponsor.

More Info: http://www.nationalgeographic.com/explorers/grants-programs/ec-apply/

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If you received this message as a forward and would like to be added to our list, email mmorgan@utexas.edu, or 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 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.edufor Federal Grants

Melanie Morgan mmorgan@austin.utexas.edufor Foundations

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

 

 

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