College of Liberal Arts

COLA Grants Digest: February 25, 2014

Tue, Feb 25, 2014

Title: Cyberlearning and Future Learning Technologies (NSF 14-526)

Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)

Deadline: 02/26/2014

Amount: $550,000/2-3 yrs. to $2,500,000/4-5 yrs. varies by program

Description: The purpose of the Cyberlearning and Future Learning Technologies program is to integrate opportunities offered by emerging technologies with advances in what is known about how people learn to advance three interconnected thrusts: innovation, advancing understanding of how people learn in technology-rich environments, and promoting broad use and transferability of new genres. The intention of this program is to advance technologies that specifically focus on the experiences of learners; innovations that simply focus on making teaching easier will not be funded. Proposals that focus on teachers or facilitators as learners are invited; the aim in these proposals should be to help teachers and facilitators learn to make the learning experiences of learners more effective.

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 26. 

More Info: http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2014/nsf14526/nsf14526.htm

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Title: Chennai Daniel Pearl Film Festival (CRFP14-03, CFDA 19.040)

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

Deadline: 03/03/2014

Amount: $50,000-$80,000

Description: The U.S. Consulate General, Chennai will fund a film festival taking place in Chennai, Bangalore and Kochi (or Trivandrum) dedicated to the work of professional journalists and their craft. This project will honor the ideals portrayed by Daniel Pearl by bringing journalists and artists together to share their experiences and discuss the importance of a free and fair press. In particular, this project will consist of films and expert discussions that document and discuss the often dangerous work of journalists who defend the principles of free speech and expression. The film screenings will be followed by moderated discussions with the audience. The awardee will organize three separate three-day film festivals in Chennai, Bangalore and Kochi (or Trivandrum). Each of the three festivals should be comprised of feature, short and documentary films and panel discussions highlighting the role of free speech. 

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 3.

More Info: http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=251453

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Title: National Security Language Initiative for Youth (NSLI-Y) (ECA-ECAPEC-14-042, CFDA 19.415)

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

Deadline: 03/11/2014

Amount: $9,000,000

Description: The Office of Citizen Exchanges of the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) announces an open competition for one cooperative agreement for the FY 2014 National Security Language Initiative for Youth (NSLI-Y), which provides overseas foreign language instruction for American high school students and those recently graduated. Eligible organizations may submit proposals to cooperate with ECA in the overall administration of NSLI-Y organizational responsibilities and the implementation of overseas summer and academic year language programs for approximately 630 individual participant scholarships. NSLI-Y programs funded by this award will take place during summer 2015 and academic year 2015-2016 in countries and locations where Arabic, Chinese (Mandarin), Hindi, Korean, Persian (Tajiki or Farsi), Russian, and Turkish are widely spoken.

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 11.

More Info: https://www.grantsolutions.gov/gs/preaward/previewPublicAnnouncement.do?id=49178

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Title: Health Impact Assessments (HIA)

Sponsor: Health Impact Project, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, and Pew Charitable Trusts

Deadline: 03/12/2014

Amount: $250,000

Description: The Health Impact Project, a collaboration of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Pew Charitable Trusts, promotes the use of health impact assessments and related approaches to help policy makers incorporate health considerations into new policies, programs, plans, and projects and make decisions that reduce unnecessary health risks, improve health, and lower costs. The program supports HIA demonstration projects that inform a specific decision, with a focus on tribes, states, and territories that have had limited experience with HIAs to date, as well as programs that enable organizations with previous HIA experience to develop sustainable HIA programs that integrate HIAs and related approaches in policymaking at the local, state, or tribal level.Preference will be given to HIAs that focus on an innovative topic for which relatively few assessments have been completed (criminal justice, education, fiscal and economic policy, and disaster recovery) or that are proposed by federally recognized U.S. tribes and in states with limited or no HIA activity and no ongoing systematic efforts to build the field.

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 12.

More Info: http://www.healthimpactproject.org/news/project/new-funding-available-to-incorporate-health-in-public-policy-decisions

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Title: Collaborative Clinical Research Grant

Sponsor: Academy of Neurologic Communications Disorders and Sciences (ANCDS)

Deadline: 03/24/2014

Amount: $5,000

Description: The ANCDS Collaborative Clinical Research Grant is designed to encourage collaborative research between two ANCDS members from two different institutions for projects that address a clinical research question related to neurologic communications disorders. Projects should focus on an innovative and significant clinical research question; address translational, outcomes, effectiveness, or comparative effectiveness research; and put ANCDS clinical scholars in a position to seek larger extramural grants.

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 24.

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

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Title: Research Fellowships in Latin American Art and Science

Sponsor: The Huntington

Deadline: 03/28/2014

Amount: $55,000

Description: The Huntington Art Collections and Research Division invite applications for an 18-month full-time research fellowship as part of the project “Visual Voyages: Latin American Nature from Columbus to Darwin.” This project, led by Catherine Hess (Chief Curator of European Art at The Huntington) and Daniela Bleichmar (Associate Professor of Art History at USC), will explore the ways in which Europeans and Americans envisioned and depicted Latin American nature from the Columbian voyages through the nineteenth century. The Fellow will be awarded an 18-month fellowship working closely with the project leaders conducting primary and secondary research to identify images, objects, and texts on this topic in preparation for a major exhibition to be held at The Huntington in 2017. The fellow will have a Ph.D. in art history, history, history of science, or a related humanistic discipline; an expertise in topics directly related to the research project; and fluency in Spanish. The fellowship will begin no later than October 2014. The yearly stipend is $55,000. 

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

More Info: http://www.huntington.org/uploadedFiles/Files/PDFs/PSTapp.pdf

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Title: Wildlife Without Borders Critically Endangered Animals Conservation Fund (CFDA 15.673)

Sponsor: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Deadline: 04/10/2014

Amount: Not specified

Description: The Wildlife Without Borders Critically Endangered Animals Conservation Fund will fund projects that conserve the world’s most endangered species. Species eligible for funding are those that face a very high risk of extinction in the immediate future. Species should meet the criteria to be listed as Critically Endangered or Endangered on the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Red List. Proposals should identify specific conservation actions that have a high likelihood of creating durable benefits. Project activities that emphasize data collection and status assessment should describe a direct link to management action, and explain how lack of information has been a key limiting factor for management action in the past. Proposals that do not identify how actions will reduce threats, or do not demonstrate a strong link between data collection and management action, have a lower likelihood of being selected.

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 10. 

More Info: http://www.fws.gov/international/wildlife-without-borders/critically-endangered-animals-conservation-fund.html

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Title: American Schools and Hospitals Abroad (ASHA) Program (APS-ASHA-14-000001, CFDA 98.006)

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

Deadline: 04/14/2014

Amount: $2,000,000 

Description: USAID’s American Schools and Hospitals Abroad (ASHA) program provides assistance to schools, libraries, and medical centers outside the United States that serve as study and demonstration centers for American ideas and practices. ASHA’s grants help these institutions train future leaders in a wide variety of disciplines, support local and regional infrastructure to foster development, and cultivate positive relationships and mutual understanding among citizens of the United States and other nations.

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 14.

More Info: http://www.usaid.gov/work-usaid/business-funding/grant-programs/american-schools-and-hospitals-abroad

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Title: Lesbian Health Fund (LHF)

Sponsor: Health Professionals Advancing LGBT Equality (GLMA)

Deadline: 04/24/2014

Amount: $500-$10,000

Description: The Lesbian Health Fund (LHF), a program of GLMA: Health Professionals Advancing LGBT Equality, was established in 1992 to define, study, and educate lesbians and their health care providers about lesbian health issues. LHF's mission is to improve the health of lesbians, other sexual minority women (SMW) and their families through research. Research areas include: Understanding social, family, and interpersonal influences as sources of stress or support; Eliminating inequalities in health care, including barriers to care, and improving quality of care and utilization rates; Development and testing of interventions to address mental and physical health needs of lesbians and other SMW, including but not limited to depression, identity related issues, eating disorders, substance abuse, obesity, cancer risks, cardiovascular disease and sexually transmitted infections; and Sexual and reproductive health, including family and parenting issues. The deadlines for receipt of applications are May 15 and October 15.

 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 April 24.

More Info: http://www.glma.org/index.cfm?fuseaction=Page.viewPage&pageId=959&grandparentID=594&parentID=922&nodeID=1

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Title: Ruth Lilly Poetry Fellowships

Sponsor: Poetry Foundation

Deadline: 04/30/2014

Amount: $15,000

Description: Five Ruth Lilly Poetry Fellowships in the amount of $15,000 will be awarded to young poets through a national competition sponsored by the Poetry Foundation, publisher of Poetry. Established in 1989 by the Indianapolis philanthropist Ruth Lilly, the fellowships are intended to encourage the further study and writing of poetry. Applicants must be U.S. citizens, at least 21 years of age, and no older than 31 years of age as of March 31, 2012.

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

More Info: http://www.poetryfoundation.org/foundation/prizes_fellowship   

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Title: Fellowships (CFDA 45.160)

Sponsor: National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH)

Deadline: 05/01/2014

Amount: $50,400

Description: Fellowships support individuals pursuing advanced research that is of value to humanities scholars, general audiences, or both. Recipients usually produce articles, monographs, books, digital materials, archaeological site reports, translations, editions, or other scholarly resources in the humanities. Projects may be at any stage of development.

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

More Info: http://www.neh.gov/grants/research/fellowships

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Title: Global Development Alliance (GDA) Annual Program Statement (APS-OAA-14-000001, CFDA 98.001)

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

Deadline: 10/28/2014

Amount: Unspecified

Description: This Annual Program Statement (APS) announces opportunities for the private sector to work with USAID to build Global Development Alliances (GDAs) that address important business interests and objectives, advance USAID’s strategic priorities and objectives, and achieve sustainable development outcomes, results and impact. Any private sector organization interested in building a GDA with USAID, and any organization interested in working with the private sector and USAID to build a GDA, should read this APS in its entirety and then contact the USAID Mission, Bureau, or Independent Office with which the organization would like to collaborate. This APS requests Global Development Alliance Concept Papers. Based on those Concept Papers, USAID will determine whether to request a full application from an appropriate partner in the proposed alliance.

How to Apply: Concept papers accepted on a rolling basis. 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 you intend to submit.

More Info: http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=251608

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Title: Changes in Health Care Financing and Organization (HCFO)

Sponsor: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

Deadline: Open

Amount: <$100,000 (small grants), >$100,000 (large grants)

Description: Changes in Health Care Financing and Organization (HCFO) supports research, policy analysis and evaluation projects that provide policy leaders timely information on health care policy, financing and organization issues. Supported projects include: 1) examining significant issues and interventions related to health care financing and organization and their effects on health care costs, quality and access; and 2) exploring or testing major new ways to finance and organize health care that have the potential to improve access to more affordable and higher quality health services. Researchers, as well as practitioners and public and private policy-makers working with researchers, are eligible to submit proposals through their organizations. Projects may be initiated from within many disciplines, including health services research, economics, sociology, political science, public policy, public health, public administration, law and business administration. RWJF encourages proposals from organizations on behalf of researchers who are just beginning their careers, who can serve either individually as principal investigators or as part of a project team comprising researchers or other collaborators with more experience.

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 three weeks before you intend to submit.

More Info: http://www.rwjf.org/applications/solicited/cfp.jsp?ID=21392&cid=XEM_A5937   

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Title: Science of Learning Centers  (SLC) (PD 07-7278)

Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)

Deadline: Open

Amount:  Varies

Description: The Science of Learning Centers program (SLC) offers awards for large-scale, long-term Centers that create the intellectual, organizational and physical infrastructure needed for the long-term advancement of Science of Learning research.  It supports research that harnesses and integrates knowledge across multiple disciplines to create a common groundwork of conceptualization, experimentation and explanation that anchor new lines of thinking and inquiry towards a deeper understanding of learning. The Science of Learning Centers Program is currently only accepting proposals for Workshops, Early-concept Grants for Exploratory Research (EAGER), Rapid Response Grants (RAPID), and Supplements to NSF awards (including those funded by other programs). PIs must contact the NSF program officer prior to submission of an EAGER or RAPID proposal.

How to Apply: Proposals accepted on a rolling basis. 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 3 weeks prior to submission date.

More Info: http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=5567  

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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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