College of Liberal Arts

COLA Grants Digest: March 18, 2014

Tue, Mar 18, 2014

Announcements 

Title: International Foreign Language Education (IFLE) Programs

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

Description:  OPE has announced the forecast dates for future funding opportunities. Please review the information at the link listed below to plan for submissions for National Resource Centers (NRC), Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellowships (FLAS), Fulbright Hays, and other DOEd funded programs.

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://www2.ed.gov/fund/grant/find/edlite-forecast.html#chart6

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Title: All Children Reading (ACR): A Grand Challenge for Development (ACD), Round 2 (ACR-GC2)

Sponsor: U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), World Vision, and Australian Aid

Deadline: 03/21/2014

Amount: Unspecified

Description: With a focus on robust, relevant, cost-effective, and scalable solutions grounded in science and technology, a Grand Challenge for Development is an opportunity to foster new ideas, engage new actors, and advance innovation from around the globe. Round 2 of the All Children Reading Challenge will focus on innovative uses of technology to advance the impact, scale and/or sustainability of early grade reading programs. The anticipated funding options and areas of focus will include (a) a grant competition and (b) prizes to address early grade reading challenges related to mother tongue instruction and reading materials, family and community engagement, and children with disabilities. 

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: https://www.omnicompete.com/acrgcd_grant_competition.html

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Title: Core Funding Areas

Sponsor: John Templeton Foundation

Deadline: 04/01/2014

Amount: Unspecified 

Description: The John Templeton Foundation is currently accepting online funding inquiries for research projects related to its core funding areas. Core funding topics include science and the big questions (mathematical and physical sciences, life sciences, human sciences, philosophy and theology, and science in dialogue with philosophy or theology), character development, freedom and free enterprise, exceptional cognitive talent and genius, and genetics. Individual grants will range from several thousand dollars to several million. 

How to Apply: Submit Letter of Inquiry directly to sponsor by April 1. Notify your departmental Grants and Contracts Specialist or Melanie Morgan (mmorgan@austin.utexas.edu) in Liberal Arts Grants Services immediately if you are invited to submit a full proposal.

More Info: http://www.templeton.org/what-we-fund/core-funding-areas

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Title: Radical Democracy: Video Challenge for an Open Society in Europe

Sponsor: Open Society Foundations

Deadline: 04/13/2014

Amount: €2,500

Description: The Open Society Fellowship supports individuals pursuing innovative and unconventional approaches to fundamental open society challenges. We invite you to challenge prevailing notions of democracy and representation, to reflect on alternatives, and to create new narratives for an open society. Building an online video platform, we aim to instigate a debate and discover ‘radical’ stories about what is and should be happening in Europe. While we encourage you to make videos especially for the challenge, you can submit works made within the last 2 years  (works completed anytime in 2012, 2013 and 2014 are accepted).

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

More Info: http://challenge.docnextnetwork.org/?campaignID=OSIFE#guidelines

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Title: Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA) Individual Predoctoral Fellowship in AIDS Research to Promote Diversity in Health-Related Research (Parent F31-Diversity) (PA-14-148)

Sponsor: National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Deadline: 04/16/2014

Amount: $22,476/yr. stipend, $4,200 institutional allowance, tuition

Description: The purpose of this Kirschstein-NRSA predoctoral fellowship (F31) award is to enhance the diversity of the health-related research workforce by supporting the research training of predoctoral students from population groups that have been shown to be underrepresented in the biomedical, behavioral, or clinical research workforce. Such individuals include those from underrepresented racial and ethnic groups, those with disabilities, and those from disadvantaged backgrounds. Through this award program, promising predoctoral students will obtain individualized, mentored research training from outstanding faculty sponsors while conducting well-defined research projects in scientific health-related fields relevant to the missions of the participating NIH Institutes and Centers. The proposed mentored research training is expected to clearly enhance the individuals potential to develop into a productive, independent research scientist. Applicants are encouraged to apply early to allow adequate time to make any corrections to errors found in the application during the submission process by the due date.

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-14-148.html

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Title: Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship

Sponsor: Women's Philanthropy Institute, Indiana University

Deadline: 04/30/2014

Amount: $5,000

Description: The Women’s Philanthropy Institute at the Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy (WPI) will offer a one year doctoral dissertation fellowship of $5,000 for the academic year 2014-2015. This doctoral dissertation fellowship will be awarded to a scholar whose primary research focus is in the area of women’s philanthropy or gender differences in philanthropic behavior and giving. The fellowship is intended to support research and dissertation writing. The fellowship stipend will be paid at the beginning of the 2014-2015 academic year.

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

More Info: http://www.philanthropy.iupui.edu/criteria-for-applying

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Title: Dissemination and Implementation Research in Health (R01) (PAR-13-055)

Sponsor: National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Deadline: 05/15/2014

Amount: $250,000/yr., 1-5 yrs. 

Description: This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) encourages investigators to submit research grant applications that will identify, develop, evaluate and refine effective and efficient methods, systems, infrastructures, and strategies to disseminate and implement research-tested health behavior change interventions, evidence-based prevention, early detection, diagnostic, treatment and management, and quality of life improvement services, and data monitoring and surveillance reporting tools into public health and clinical practice settings that focus on patient outcomes.

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 15. Additional application deadlines in fall and summer. 

More Info: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-13-055.html   

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Title: Advancing Structural Level Interventions through Enhanced Understanding of Social Determinants in HIV Prevention and Care (R21) (PA-14-134)

Sponsor: National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Deadline: 05/16/2014

Amount: $275,000

Description: This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) encourages applications that propose to understand and address social determinants associated with the prevention and treatment of HIV. This FOA describes two research endeavors that are unique and overlapping. The first is to characterize those social determinants that are most relevant to HIV prevention and treatment outcomes, particularly in their association with inequities in HIV risk or disease outcomes. The second is to develop and test structural interventions aimed at reducing the negative impact or maximizing positive aspects of social determinants.

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 16.

More Info: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-14-134.html

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Title: Bridging the Gap Between Cancer Mechanism and Population Science (U01) (PAR-13-081)

Sponsor: National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Deadline: 05/17/2014

Amount: $250,000-$450,000/yr.

Description: The purpose of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to encourage applications for projects that bridge biological mechanism to population level scales. By incorporating insights and data from one end of the cancer research spectrum into the framework of the other, projects should be able to cross-validate data gathered at different scales, and explore links between basic biology, population science, and potential health applications in treatment, prevention, diagnosis, and/or screening. Proposed projects should pose a challenging cancer research question that can be addressed by connecting these two ends of the research spectrum that would be difficult to address or explain through biological or epidemiological investigation alone. Only a single cohesive project integrating aspects from these two areas is allowed in each application.

How to Apply: Submit Letter of Intent directly to sponsor by May 17. 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 27.

More Info: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-13-081.html   

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Title: Fundamental Mechanisms of Affective and Decisional Processes in Cancer Control (U01) (PAR-14-067)

Sponsor: National Institutes of Health (NIH), National Cancer Institute (NCI)

Deadline: 05/20/2014

Amount: $250,000-$450,000/yr., 1-5 yrs.

Description: The purpose of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to encourage projects to generate fundamental knowledge of affective processes. Basic affective science projects should have key downstream consequences for single (e.g., genetic testing consent) and multiple (e.g., adherence to oral chemotherapy regimen) event decisions and behaviors across the cancer prevention and control continuum. The FOA is expected to encourage scientific disciplines that have not traditionally conducted cancer research–such as affective and cognitive neuroscience, decision science, and consumer science–to elucidate perplexing and understudied problems in basic affective and decision sciences with promise of having downstream implications for cancer prevention and control science. 

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 20.

More Info: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-14-067.html

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Title: Mentored Clinical Scientists Development Program Award in Drug Abuse and Addiction (K12) (PAR-13-163)

Sponsor: National Institutes of Health (NIH), National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)

Deadline: 05/22/2014

Amount: $500,000/yr., 3-5 yrs.

Description: The purpose of the NIDA Mentored Clinical Scientists Development Award in Drug Abuse and Addiction (K12) is to encourage institutions to develop and/or sustain programs that support intensive, mentored research training and career development experiences for clinician scientists (scholars). It is expected that these programs will provide scholars the mentoring, training, and research experiences necessary for research independence in the area of drug abuse and addiction. Each award is intended to support scholars for 3-5 years of consecutive 12-month appointments. 

How to Apply: Contact your departmental Grants and Contracts Specialist or Kathy Thatcher (thatcher@austin.utexas.edu) in the Liberal Arts Grants Services and return Proposal Review Form by May 22.

More Info: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-13-163.html

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Title: Dissemination and Implementation Research in Health (R21) (PAR-13-054)

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

Deadline: 05/23/2014

Amount: $275,000/2 yrs.

Description: This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) encourages investigators to submit research grant applications that will identify, develop, evaluate and refine effective and efficient methods, systems, infrastructures, and strategies to disseminate and implement research-tested health behavior change interventions, evidence-based prevention, early detection, diagnostic, treatment and management, and quality of life improvement services, and data monitoring and surveillance reporting tools into public health and clinical practice settings that focus on patient outcomes. The R21 grant mechanism is intended to encourage exploratory/developmental research by providing support for the early and conceptual stages of project development.   

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 23.

More Info: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-13-054.html  

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Title: Dissemination and Implementation Research in Health (R03) (PAR-13-056)

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

Deadline: 05/26/2014

Amount: $100,000/2yrs.

Description: This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) encourages investigators to submit research grant applications that will identify, develop, evaluate and refine effective and efficient methods, systems, infrastructures, and strategies to disseminate and implement research-tested health behavior change interventions, evidence-based prevention, early detection, diagnostic, treatment and management, and quality of life improvement services, and data monitoring and surveillance reporting tools into public health and clinical practice settings that focus on patient outcomes. The R03 grant mechanism supports small research projects that can be carried out in a short period of time with limited resources.

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 26.

More Info: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-13-056.html  

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Title: Kun-Po Soo Award

Sponsor: American Psychiatric Association (APA)

Deadline: 06/01/2014

Amount: $1,000

Description: Established in 1987, the annual award recognizes an individual who has made significant contributions toward understanding the impact and import of Asian cultural heritage in areas relevant to psychiatry. The award also seeks to encourage scholarship and research in culture-specific mental health issues and treatment needs of Asian populations and to stimulate scientific exchange on transcultural issues.

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

More Info: http://www.americanpsychiatricfoundation.org/what-we-do/awards/kun-po-soo-award

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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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