College of Liberal Arts

COLA Grants Digest March 4, 2014

Tue, Mar 4, 2014

Announcements 

Faculty Grant Workshops – register now for the following faculty workshops offered in spring 2014.

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

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

There is still availability for additional participants in this workshop series that will introduce you to the general concepts, principles, and procedures needed to develop a grant budget that will pass UT Austin’s Office of Sponsored Projects review. We will discuss direct costs, indirect costs, cost sharing, and more. This workshop is intended for all College of Liberal Arts principal and co-principal investigators, including faculty, postdoctoral and research fellows. Please RSVP to Kathy Thatcher (thatcher@austin.utexas.edu) by March 5 at 8 AM.

Social and Behavioral Science Research Opportunities with the Army Research Office (ARO) LBJ School of Public Affairs, U.S. Army Research Office (ARO)

March 18, 2014, 1-2:30 PM, PBO 2.302 (Ayaya Auditorium)

Description: This session is sponsored by the LBJ School of Public Affairs, U.S. Army Research Office (ARO). Lisa Troyer of the ARO will give a talk entitled "Social & Behavioral Science Research Opportunities with the Army Research Office." This informal discussion will provide an overview of ARO’s funding programs in social and behavioral sciences, as well as information about how researchers can work with ARO in the future. Lisa Troyer is a social scientist at ARO assisting the U.S. Army in developing its basic research program in the social and behavioral sciences. In this capacity, she serves as the Army’s point-of-contact for the Department of Defense’s Minerva Initiative aimed at assisting the government in learning from and supporting the work of social and behavioral scientists.Send email to Andrew Ehrhardt (andrewehrhardt@austin.utexas.edu by March 10.

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

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

In this workshop you will learn to identify the most pertinent information in a grant solicitation. We will discuss the meaning of some of the most frequently used words and phrases in these documents and what they mean for you when preparing various sections of your proposal. You will also receive checklists covering the items to note during the first and second readings of the solicitation. This workshop is intended for all College of Liberal Arts principal and co-principal investigators, including faculty, postdoctoral and research fellows. Please RSVP to Kathy Thatcher (thatcher@austin.utexas.edu) by March 13.

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

Prerequisite:Grant Budget Preparation, Part 1

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

Part 2 of this two part workshop series will focus on using the information presented in Part 1: General Principles of Grant Budgeting to create a grant budget. You will create a draft budget for a proposal you are working on. If you do not have a current project ready for budget preparation, materials will be provided that you may use to practice creating a grant budget. You must attend Part 1 to participate in Part 2. RSVP to Kathy Thatcher (thatcher@austin.utexas.edu) by March 25. Please include a copy of the grant solicitation for the application being prepared.

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: Allan Rosenfield Global Health Fellowship Program

Sponsor: Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health (ASPPH), Centers for Desease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Deadline: 3/14/2014

Amount: $44,890 (Masters)/ $49,581 (Doctorate)

Description: The fellowship is an outstanding training opportunity to learn from leading global health experts in CDC headquarters in Atlanta as well as various international posts. The students selected as Allan Rosenfield Global Health Fellows are expected to involve themselves, as Dr. Rosenfield did throughout his career, in all aspects of global health. The purpose of the fellowship program is to enhance training of graduates of the schools and programs of public health with an interest in global health and HIV/AIDS. Fellows will benefit from an opportunity to apply and translate academic knowledge of public health to real world situations. To be eligible for this program, applicants must have received their Master’s or Doctorate degree prior to the beginning of the fellowship (no later than August 2014) or within the last five years (no earlier than May 2009).

How to Apply: Apply directly to sponsor by March 14. See grant announcement for complete list of materials to be submitted with application.

More Info: https://fellowships.asph.org/programs/details.cfm?programID=2

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Title: Moody Research Grants, and the Harry Middleton Fellowship in Presidential Studies

Sponsor: UT Austin, LBJ Foundation

Deadline: 3/15/2014

Amount: $500-$5,000 

Description: Twice a year, The LBJ Foundation awards Moody Research Grants, ranging from $500 to $2,500, and the Harry Middleton Fellowship in Presidential Studies, in the amount of $5,000.  Moody Research Grants may be used for research for dissertations, theses, senior papers, publications and other projects. The Middleton Fellowship is given to students whose research highlights how history can illuminate current and future policy issues.  While post-doctoral fellows may apply, preference is given to doctoral students. The fellowship requires recipients to conduct research at the LBJ Library and at least one other National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) facility. The application deadline for both is September 15 for the spring term (January 1 – August 31) and March 15 for the fall term (June 1 – December 31).

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

More Info: http://www.lbjlibrary.org/page/foundation/initiatives/harry-middleton-fellowship-in-presidential-studies

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Title: Carter Manny Award

Sponsor: Graham Foundation

Deadline: 3/15/2014

Amount: $15,000-$20,000

Description: The Carter Manny Award supports dissertation research and writing by promising scholars whose projects have architecture as their primary concern and focus and have the potential to shape contemporary discourse about architecture and impact the field. Projects may be drawn from the various fields of inquiry supported by the Graham Foundation: architectural history, theory, and criticism; design; engineering; landscape architecture; urban planning; urban studies; the visual arts; and other related fields. The award assists students enrolled in graduate programs in architecture, art history, the fine arts, humanities, and the social sciences working on architecture topics.

How to Apply: Submit nominations directly to sponsor March 15. Students must be nominated by their department to apply for the Carter Manny Award. See grant announcement for complete list of materials to be submitted with application.

More Info: http://www.grahamfoundation.org/grant_programs/?mode=award

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Title: Fellowships for Doctoral Candidates

Sponsor: American Association of University Women (AAUW), Austin Branch

Deadline: 3/17/2014

Amount: $2,000

Description: The AAUW Austin Branch is announcing its fellowship competition for 2014-2015. The Austin Branch will award 1-3 fellowships in the amount of at least $2,000 each. This award is to assist women who require financial help to complete their doctoral program.  A prerequisite for consideration for this award is formal candidacy for the doctoral degree.

How to Apply: Apply directly to The University of Texas at Austin's Office of Graduate Studies by March 17. See grant announcement for complete list of materials to be submitted with application. 

More Info: http://austin-tx.aauw.net/special-projects/fellowships/

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Title: Youth Leadership Program (ECA-ECAPEC-14-045, CFDA 19.415)

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

Deadline: 3/24/2014

Amount: $330,000

Description: ECA is accepting proposals to provide two or more separate three- to four-week group exchanges in the United States for teenage and adult participants. Activities will focus on civic education, community service, and youth leadership development and will prepare participants to complete follow-on projects in their home communities. U.S. Embassies in the participating countries will recruit, screen, and select the participants. The successful applicant will provide flexible programming and work with ECA and U.S. Embassies as they identify the participating countries in response to emerging circumstances requiring U.S. engagement. ECA intends to award up to two cooperative agreements for this 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 March 24.

 More Info: http://exchanges.state.gov/grants/open2.html

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Title: Antarctic Research (NSF 13-527)

Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)

Deadline: 3/25/2014

Amount: Unspecified

Description: The Antarctic Astrophysics and Geospace Sciences (AAGS) Program sponsors cutting-edge, transformative, and emerging research areas that either use Antarctica as an observing platform, or contribute to the understanding of a role the Antarctic upper atmosphere may play in global environmental processes. Interdisciplinary studies that might help improve our understanding of potential solar activity forcing on properties and dynamics of the polar atmosphere are especially encouraged. Emphasis areas include but are not limited to Antarctic aeronomy, Antarctic geospace research, and Antarctic astrophysical studies, including cosmic rays and solar physics.

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.nsf.gov/pubs/2013/nsf13527/nsf13527.htm

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Title: Youth Ambassadors Program (ECA-ECAPEC-14-043, CFDA 19.415)

Sponsor: Department of State (DOS)

Deadline: 3/28/2014

Amount: Varies

Description: The Office of Citizen Exchanges, Youth Programs Division, of the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) announces an open competition for the FY 2014 Youth Ambassadors Program with South America, Central America, the Caribbean, Canada, and Haiti. Proposals are requested to recruit and select youth and adult participants, to provide the participants with three-week exchanges focused on civic education, community service, and youth leadership development, and to support follow-on projects in their home communities. Exchange delegations will travel to the United States from Canada, Haiti, ten South American countries (Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay, and Venezuela), eight Central American countries (Belize, Costa Rica, the Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, and Panama), and six countries in the Caribbean (the Bahamas, Barbados, Guyana, Jamaica, Suriname, and Trinidad and Tobago); U.S. exchange delegations will travel to select countries.

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://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=251747

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Title: Global WISE Prize (World Innovation Summit for Education)

Sponsor: Qatar Foundation

Deadline: 3/31/2014

Amount: $500,000

Description: The WISE Prize recognizes an individual or a team of up to six people for an outstanding contribution to education. The achievements of the nominated individual or team should have had a significant and lasting impact upon education at any level and should demonstrate an inspiring and visionary approach. For perspective on the award please see list of previous nominees.

How to Apply: Submit nomination directly to sponsor by March 31 via online form. See announcement for complete list of materials to be submitted with nomination.

More Info: http://www.wise-qatar.org/wise-prize-education

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Title: Fellowship in Aerospace History (Pre- & Post-Doctoral)

Sponsor: American Historical Association (AHA) & National Aeronautics & Space Administration (NASA)

Deadline: 4/1/2014

Amount: $20,000 (6-9 mos.)

Description: The American Historical Association will fund one Fellow to undertake a research project related to aerospace history. It will provide a Fellow with an opportunity to engage in significant and sustained advanced research in all aspects of the history of aerospace from the earliest human interest in flight to the present, including cultural and intellectual history, economic history, history of law and public policy, and the history of science, engineering, and management. Applicants must possess a doctorate degree in history or in a closely related field, or be enrolled as a student (having completed all coursework) in a doctoral degree-granting program.

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: https://www.historians.org/awards-and-grants/grants-and-fellowships/fellowship-in-aerospace-history

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Title: Ida Halpern Fellowship and Award

Sponsor: Society for Ethnomusicology (SEM)

Deadline: 4/1/2014

Amount: $4,000 research fellowship and $1,000 award post publication award

Description: The purpose of the Halpern Fellowship and Award is to support research on Native American Music of the United States and Canada and to recognize the publication of said research. Established scholars, recent Ph.D.s, or Ph.D. candidates who have completed all program requirements except dissertation research. Preference will be given to a person planning to do research based on Dr. Halpern's collection of Northwest Coast music. Once a person has been awarded the fellowship/prize, he or she will not be eligible to reapply for a three-year period to begin at the time the prize is announced. 

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://webdb.iu.edu/sem/scripts/prizes/prizesdetail.cfm?pID=1   

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Title: Harry S. Truman Library Institute Research Grants

Sponsor: Harry S. Truman Library Institute for National and International Affairs

Deadline: 4/1/2014

Amount: $2,500 (1-3 wks.)

Description: These grants are intended to enable graduate students, post-doctoral scholars and other researchers to come to the Harry S. Truman Library for one to three weeks to use its collections. Awards are to offset expenses incurred for this purpose only. Graduate students and post-doctoral scholars are particularly encouraged to apply, but applications from others engaged in advanced research will also be considered. Preference will be given to projects that have application to enduring public policy and foreign policy issues and that have a high probability of being published or publicly disseminated in some other way. The potential contribution of a project to an applicant’s development as a scholar will also be considered. An individual may receive no more than two Research Grants in a five-year period.

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.trumanlibrary.org/grants/

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Title: Testing Geospatial Police Strategies and Exploring Their Relationship to Criminological Theories (NIJ-2014-3758, CFDA 16.560)

Sponsor: National Institute for Justice (NIJ)

Deadline: 4/4/2014

Amount: $500,000 

Description: NIJ is seeking applications for funding for research that links theory (e.g., criminological, behavioral, economic, sociological) to geospatial predictive policing strategies. This research should focus on three main elements: (1) it should be geospatial in nature, (2) use theory, and (3) pertain to predictive policing strategies. Proposals must test geospatial predictive policing strategies and explore how theory may help to explain and advance practice based on findings.

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/sl001097

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Title: Grants

Sponsor: Retirement Research Foundation

Deadline: 4/10/2014

Amount: $10,000-$60,000 

Description: This private foundation devoted exclusively to aging and retirement issues is currently accepting proposals for programs designed to improve quality of life for older Americans. Grants will be awarded to nonprofits conducting direct service, advocacy, and education concerning elders, as well as training programs for professionals working with elders and research into the causes of and solutions for significant problems experienced by older adults. Projects of national relevance will be considered from organizations throughout the United States.

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 10.

More Info: http://www.rrf.org/grants-programs/grants   

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Title: Community Grants

Sponsor: Mountaineers Foundation

Deadline: 4/10/2014

Amount: $5,000

Description: The foundation provides support for modest, short-term projects. Eligible projects include studies that will yield new data aimed at protecting Northwest wilderness and wildlife; biological, economic, legal, or policy studies; direct educational programs and materials related to environmental preservation; lectures, conferences, and seminars; written or audiovisual awareness materials; curriculum or other instructional materials; publication of conference proceedings, journal articles; seed or pilot studies that can be continued with funding from other sources; and selected capital improvement projects (e.g., restoration; assistance in purchasing equipment/materials).

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 10.

More Info: http://www.mountaineersfoundation.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=111&Itemid=60  

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Title: Dissertation Fieldwork Grants

Sponsor: Wenner-Gren Foundation

Deadline: 4/10/2014

Amount: $20,000 

Description: Dissertation Fieldwork Grants are awarded to aid doctoral or thesis research. The program contributes to the Foundation's overall mission to support basic research in anthropology and to ensure that the discipline continues to be a source of vibrant and significant work that furthers our understanding of humanity's cultural and biological origins, development, and variation. The Foundation supports research that demonstrates a clear link to anthropological theory and debates, and promises to make a solid contribution to advancing these ideas. There is no preference for any methodology, research location, or subfield. The Foundation particularly welcomes proposals that employ a comparative perspective, can generate innovative approaches or ideas, and/or integrate two or more subfields. Students must be enrolled in a doctoral program (or equivalent, if applying from outside the United States) at the time of application. Students of all nationalities are eligible to apply.

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 10.

More Info: http://www.wennergren.org/programs/dissertation-fieldwork-grants   

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Title: Hunt Postdoctoral Fellowships

Sponsor: Wenner-Gren Foundation

Deadline: 4/10/2014

Amount: $20,000-$40,000

Description: Hunt Postdoctoral Fellowships support the writing-up of already completed research. The fellowship is awarded to scholars in the earlier stages of their careers, when they frequently lack the time and resources to develop their research for publication.  Scholars with a Ph.D. in hand for no more than ten years (from the application deadline) are eligible to apply. By providing funds for scholars to devote themselves full-time to writing, the Foundation aims to enable a new generation of scholars to publish significant works that will impact the development of anthropology. The program contributes to the Foundation's overall mission to support basic research in anthropology and to ensure that the discipline continues to be a source of vibrant and significant work that furthers our understanding of humanity's cultural and biological origins, development, and variation.

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 10. 

More Info: http://www.wennergren.org/programs/hunt-postdoctoral-fellowships 

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Title: Research on Offender Decision-Making and Desistance From Crime (NIJ-2014-3752, CFDA 16-560)

Sponsor: National Insitute of Justice (NIJ)

Deadline: 4/14/2014

Amount: $150,000

Description: In criminal justice research, rational choice theory has been the dominant theoretical framework used to account for offender decision-making (both to commit a particular crime or not to commit a particular crime). NIJ requests proposals that either expand the rational choice model and/or life-course model, use other theories to explain either the choice to commit crime or to desist from committing crime (e.g., behavioral economics, business models, psychology, or cognitive models), or any combination of these. Proposed research also should consider issues such as social context, emotions, default choices, or possibly environmental context to gain a better understanding of the overall decision-making process to commit or desist from committing crimes.

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: https://ncjrs.gov/pdffiles1/nij/sl001091.pdf

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Title: Korean Studies Workshop for Junior Faculty

Sponsor: Social Science Research Council (SSRC)

Deadline: 4/15/2014

Amount: Unspecified

Description: SSRC is pleased to announce the Korean Studies Workshop for Junior Faculty. Six recent Ph.D.s conducting research on Korea will be selected on the basis of the potential contribution of their proposed book. Fellows will attend a three-day workshop and collaborate with two senior faculty and a developmental editor on the conceptualization and planning of a dissertation-based scholarly monograph. Funding for the workshop is provided by the Korea Foundation. Applicants must have Ph.D. in hand by December 31, 2013, with a critical mass of their first book manuscript complete (such as the introduction and two substantive chapters). Applicants in tenure-stream positions are particularly encouraged to apply.

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

More Info: http://www.ssrc.org/fellowships/ksfacultyworkshop/

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Title: Improving Delivery of HIV Prevention and Treatment through Implementation Science and Translational Research (R21) (PA-14-129)

Sponsor: National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Deadline: 4/16/2014

Amount: $275,000 (direct costs)

Description: This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) encourages research designed to increase the public health impact of efficacious HIV/AIDS-related interventions for prevention and treatment. To maximize the public health impact of available interventions, significant progress is needed to advance science designed to get interventions to the men, women, and children who need them. The goals of this scientific agenda are to learn how best to deliver interventions more efficiently and effectively in real-world communities and clinics, to more readily transfer interventions from one setting or population to another, and to make better-informed choices for combination intervention packages.

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 16. 

More Info: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-14-129.html

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Title: David B. Larson Fellowship in Health and Spirituality

Sponsor: Library of Congress

Deadline: 4/17/2014

Amount: $4,200/mo. (6-12 mos.)

Description: The John W. Kluge Center at the Library of Congress invites qualified scholars to apply for a post-doctoral fellowship in the field of health and spirituality. The fellowship is designed encourage the pursuit of scholarly excellence in the scientific study of the relation of religiousness and spirituality to physical, mental, and social health. The fellowship provides an opportunity for a period of six to twelve months of concentrated use of the collections of the Library of Congress, through full-time residency in the Library's John W. Kluge Center. 

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

More Info: http://www.loc.gov/loc/kluge/fellowships/larson.html

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Title: Graduate Research Fellowship Program (NIJ-2014-3739, CFDA 16.562)

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

Deadline: 4/21/2014

Amount: $32,000

Description: The NIJ Graduate Research Fellowship (GRF) program provides awards for research on crime, violence, and other criminal justice-related topics to accredited universities that offer research-based doctoral degrees. NIJ invests in doctoral education by supporting universities that sponsor students who demonstrate the potential to successfully complete doctoral degree programs in disciplines relevant to the mission of NIJ and who are in the final stages of graduate study. Applicants sponsoring doctoral students are eligible to apply only if the doctoral research dissertation has direct implications for criminal justice policy and practice in the United States and is in an NIJ-supported discipline; e.g., social and behavioral sciences, operations technology, information and sensors research and development, and investigative and forensic sciences. International students may apply.

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 21.

More Info: http://www.nij.gov/nij/funding/fellowships/graduate-research-fellowship/faqs.htm  

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Title: Drug Abuse Dissertation Research: Epidemiology, Prevention, Treatment, Services, and/or Women and Sex/Gender Differences (R36) (PAR-113-186)

Sponsor: National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Deadline: 4/22/2014

Amount: $50,000/yr., up to 2 yrs.

Description: The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) announces the availability of NIH Dissertation Award grants (R36) to support drug abuse doctoral dissertation research in epidemiology, prevention, treatment, services, and/or women and sex/gender differences, areas in which there is a significant need for new investigators. Grant support is designed to encourage doctoral candidates from a variety of academic disciplines and programs to conduct research in these areas of interest to NIDA. It is hoped that this program will ultimately facilitate the entry of promising new investigators into the field of drug abuse 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 April 22.

More Info: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-10-020.html   

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Title: Hilla Rebay International Fellowship

Sponsor: Guggenheim Museum

Deadline: 5/1/2014

Amount: $30,000

Description: This ten-month fellowship is for MA/MPhil (doctoral candidates preferred) in art history or related academic fields. Candidates must have fluency in spoken and written English, Spanish, and Italian. It provides training in the curatorial departments at three Guggenheim museums in New York, Bilbao, and Venice.

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

More Info: http://www.guggenheim.org/new-york/education/adult-and-academic-programs/intern-and-fellowship-opportunities/fellowships  

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Title: Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA) Institutional Research Training Grant (Parent T32) (PA-14-015)

Sponsor: National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Deadline: 5/2/2014

Amount: Unspecified

Description: The National Institutes of Health (NIH) will award Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA) Institutional Research Training Grants (T32) to eligible, domestic institutions to enhance predoctoral and postdoctoral research training, including short-term research training, and help ensure that a diverse and highly trained workforce is available to meet the needs of the Nation’s biomedical, behavioral, and clinical research agenda. Research training programs will incorporate didactic, research, and career development components to prepare individuals for careers that will have a significant impact on the health-related research needs of the Nation.

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 May 2.

More Info: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-14-015.html

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Title: Program Project Grant (P01) (PAR-13-257)

Sponsor: National Institutes of Health (NIH), National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD)

Deadline: 5/5/2014

Amount: $500,000/yr.

Description: This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) issued by the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD), National Institutes of Health (NIH) encourages innovative, multidisciplinary, interactive, and synergistic program project grant applications from institutions/organizations that propose to conduct research on reproductive, developmental, behavioral, social, and rehabilitative processes that determine the health or functioning of newborns, infants, children, adults, families, and populations. The purpose of the P01 mechanism is to encourage investigation of complex problems relevant to NlCHD's mission and to facilitate economy of effort, space, and equipment. 

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 May 5.

More Info: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-13-257.html

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Title: Clinical Research Center Grant (P50) (PAR-13-062)

Sponsor:  National Insitutes of Health (NIH), Nationa Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD)

Deadline: 5/5/2014

Amount: $1,500,000/yr. (direct costs)

Description: The National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD) invites applications for Clinical Research Center Grants designed to advance the diagnosis, prevention, treatment, and amelioration of human communication disorders. Applications are encouraged in the seven scientific programs of the NIDCD: hearing, balance, smell, taste, voice, speech and language. The Clinical Research Center Grant (P50) supports an investigator-initiated research program in which a multidisciplinary team of investigators works in a clearly defined central theme of mutual scientific interest. This mechanism facilitates economy of effort, space, and equipment, and accelerates the acquisition of knowledge by stimulating cooperation among clinical investigators whose projects are directed toward a common goal. For this announcement, Clinical Research is defined as research involving individuals with communication disorders or data/tissues from individuals with a communication disorder. Examples include (but are not limited to) studies of prevention, pathogenesis, pathophysiology, detection, diagnoses or epidemiology of a communication disorders or disease.

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 May 5.

More Info: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-13-062.html

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Title: French-American Jazz Exchange (FAJE)

Sponsor: Mid-Atlantic Arts Foundation

Deadline: 5/9/2014

Amount: $25,000

Description: FAJE supports projects jointly conceived by French and American professional musicians that encourage artistic exploration, foster intercultural dialogue, and contribute to the dynamism of jazz. FAJE awards grants through an open, competitive application process to support projects that take place either in France or the United States and their respective territories or both, within a 16-month period. The program supports activities that may result in the creation of original work, establishment of new creative and professional partnerships, and development of new audiences for the participating artists. Projects may include jazz artists investigating forms other than jazz with artists who work in different music genres. 

How to Apply: Individual jazz artists or ensembles may submit directly to sponsor. However, if you plan to use UT Austin as a fiscal sponsor, 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 May 9.

More Info: http://www.midatlanticarts.org/funding/artists_programs/FAJE/FAJE_guidelines.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 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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