College of Liberal Arts

COLA Grants Digest: April 15, 2014

Tue, Apr 15, 2014

Title: Brain Somatic Mosaicism and its Role in Psychiatric Disorders (U01) (PAR 14-173)

Sponsor: National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Deadline: 5/5/2014

Amount: Unspecified

Description: This funding opportunity announcement (FOA) invites Cooperative Agreement (U01) applications from multi-disciplinary and synergistic teams of investigators proposing to identify and characterize the full spectrum of somatic variation in human brain samples and to assess the relationship of such variation with the pathophysiology of neuropsychiatric disorders.This FOA seeks to support applications exploring the extent of somatic variations across different brain regions in one or more psychiatric disorders using state-of-the-art genomic, computational and single-cell approaches. The ultimate goal of this FOA is to address gaps in our understanding of the role of somatic genomic perturbations in the etiology of neuropsychiatric disorders. 

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-14-173.html

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Title: Blueprint Program for Enhancing Neuroscience Diversity through Undergraduate Research Education Experiences (R25) (RFA-NS-14-010)

Sponsor: National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Deadline: 5/7/2014

Amount: Unspecified 

Description: The NIH Research Education Program (R25) supports research education activities in the mission areas of the NIH. The goal of this NIH Blueprint R25 program is to support educational activities that enhance the diversity of the biomedical, behavioral and clinical research workforce. To this end, this funding opportunity announcement encourages the development of creative educational activities with a primary focus on Research Experiences, Courses for Skills Development, and Mentoring Activities.

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 7.

More Info: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-NS-14-010.html

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Title: Creative Community Fellowhsips

Sponsor: National Arts Strategies (NAS)

Deadline: 5/7/2014

Amount: Unspecified

Description: We believe that arts and culture are vital to community life. We also believe that community is vital to arts and culture. We've built the Creative Community Fellows program for leaders working at the intersection of culture and community. These individuals are using culture to respond to local needs and contribute to healthy neighborhoods. We will give them tools, training and access to others working in this space. This combination will fuel their visions for community change, sparking new ideas and helping put them into action. We will also provide a platform for Fellows to connect their work to their communities and to the field. This will create a global dialogue about the ways in which culture can restore and animate communities.

How to Apply: Apply directly to sponsor by May 7. See grant announcement for complete list of materials to be submitted with application. 

More Info: http://artstrategies.org/programs/creative_community_fellows/about.php

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Title: Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI) Connect Camps Program in sub-Saharan Africa

Sponsor: U.S. Agency for Interantional Develpment (USAID), Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA)

Deadline: 5/9/2014

Amount: $485,000

Description: The Collaboratory, a new group focusing on innovation within the ECA, announces an open competition for the administration of sub-regional Connect Camps in sub-Saharan Africa. Applicants may submit proposals to conduct eight Connect Camps, each a week long, focused on professional development for YALI participants. Specifically, the Connect Camps will integrate collaboration, technology and innovation techniques in participatory, in-person workshops on business and entrepreneurship, civic leadership, and public management. Participants will be alumni from the Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders who have participated in a U.S. exchange and their mentees, who have not. The week-long camps will be held in four regions of sub-Saharan Africa to allow for maximum participation. The Connect Camps will provide participants access to experts, opportunities for collaboration with the YALI network, and use of new technologies to build on innovative ideas in their chosen fields. 

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 9

More Info: http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=253670

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Title: Reaching Criminal Justice Policymakers (BJA-2014-3886, CFDA 16.751)

Sponsor: U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA)

Deadline: 5/12/2014

Amount: $800,000

Description: The purpose of this program is to provide the nation’s criminal justice policymakers with objective, fact-based information, resources, and training and technical assistance (TTA) on timely and pressing criminal justice issues of potential concern to them. The intent is to support pathways for evidence-based best practices to reach policymakers in various roles. Category 1 of this solicitation seeks a provider to deliver training, technical assistance, and strategic planning services to State Administering Agencies (SAAs) on topics most relevant to them. Category 2 of this solicitation seeks multiple TTA providers to provide specialized information, training, and technical assistance to policymakers at all levels of state and local government— such as governors, state legislators, county officials, and mayors—on criminal justice topics most relevant to them. Category 3 of this solicitation seeks a provider to deliver training, technical assistance, and specialized information to paroling authorities on evidence-based practices most relevant to them. Category 4 of this solicitation seeks a provider to deliver training and technical assistance to state and local departments of corrections designed to reduce the use of segregation.

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 12.

More Info: http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=253749

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Title: Defense Sciences Research and Technology (DARPA-BAA-13-20)

Sponsor: U.S. Department of Defense (DOD)

Deadline: 5/15/2014

Amount: Unspecified 

Description: DARPA is soliciting innovative research proposals of interest to the Defense Sciences Office. Proposed research should investigate innovative approaches that enable revolutionary advances in science and technology. Specifically excluded is research that results primarily in evolutionary improvements to the existing state of the art. 

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.

More Info: http://www.darpa.mil/Opportunities/Solicitations/DSO_Solicitations.aspx

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Title: Fellowships for University-Based Doctoral Candidates and Faculty for Research in Child Maltreatment (HHS-2014-ACF-ACYF-CA-0803)

Sponsor: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), Administration for Children and Families (ACYF)

Deadline: 5/19/2014

Amount: $50,000-$100,000 

Description: This 24-month fellowship program is designed to identify, develop, and empower a new generation of scholars who will use their research to generate new knowledge in child maltreatment and will pursue careers in child abuse and neglect research and evaluation. This funding opportunity announcement (FOA) will provide funds for fellowships in blocks to eligible institutions to support doctoral candidates who demonstrate a strong commitment to the study of child maltreatment, and faculty who will conduct research on critical issues in child abuse prevention and treatment and provide mentorship to the emerging scholars. Each block must consist of one faculty member and up to two students. These fellowships serve to help cultivate the academic infrastructure and support the growth of university-based research capacities.

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 19.

More Info: http://www.acf.hhs.gov/grants/open/foa/view/HHS-2014-ACF-ACYF-CA-0803

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Title: National Adoption Competency Mental Health Training Initiative (HHS-2014-ACF-ACYF-CO-0798, CFDA 93.652)

Sponsor: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), Administration for Children and Families (ACF)

Deadline: 5/19/2014

Amount: $500,000-$1,000,000

Description: The purpose of this funding opportunity announcement is to establish, by awarding one cooperative agreement, a National Adoption Competency Mental Health Training Initiative that will build the capacity of child welfare professionals and mental health practitioners that serve youth moving toward permanency through adoption or guardianship as well as youth already moved to permanency in adoptive or guardianship homes. This initiative is intended to improve the well-being outcomes for the children moving to adoption/guardianship as well as providing support and the appropriate therapeutic interventions to assure stable and secure post permanency experiences for these youth.

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 19.

More Info: http://www.acf.hhs.gov/grants/open/foa/view/HHS-2014-ACF-ACYF-CO-0798

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Title: National Center for Community-Based Child Abuse Prevention (HHS-2014-ACF-ACYF-CZ-0799, CFDA 93-590)

Sponsor: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), Administration for Children and Families (ACF)

Deadline: 5/19/2014

Amount: $1,200,000-$1,400,000 

Description: The purpose of this funding opportunity announcement (FOA) is to establish by cooperative agreement a National Center for Community-Based Child Abuse Prevention (The Center). The Center will be the primary provider of training and technical assistance to build the capacity of Community-Based Child Abuse Prevention (CBCAP) lead agencies and their partners. The key focus is on building the capacity to effectively implement the requirements of the program and support evidence-informed and evidence-based child maltreatment prevention programs and activities. It will facilitate lead agency efforts in the planning and development of a network of interdisciplinary community-based programs and activities designed to strengthen and support families to prevent child abuse and neglect. It will also promote stronger linkages with the child welfare and other child and family systems.

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 19.

More Info: http://www.acf.hhs.gov/grants/open/foa/view/HHS-2014-ACF-ACYF-CZ-0799

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Title: Social Science Research on Implementation, Dissemination, and Translation (NIJ-2014-3759, CFDA 16.560)

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

Deadline: 5/19/2014

Amount: $250,000

Description: NIJ seeks proposals for funding for research and a research fellowship to examine how scholarly research influences criminal justice implementation practices through dissemination and translation. NIJ proposes two distinct research activities under this solicitation: Incorporating the Use of Research in Policy Decisions-NIJ seeks to support up to five case studies on incorporating the use of research evidence into criminal justice practice and policy decisions; and a Translational Criminology Research Fellowship-NIJ seeks a Research Fellow to examine the dissemination of NIJ-funded research. Applicants may apply to one or both sections of the solicitation; however, proposal titles should clearly identify the section of the solicitation for which the proposal is being submitted.

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 19.

More Info: https://www.ncjrs.gov/pdffiles1/nij/sl001098.pdf

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Title: Brain Somatic Mosaicism and its Role in Psychiatric Disorders (Collaborative U01) (PAR 14-174)

Sponsor: National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Deadline: 6/3/2014

Amount: Unspecified

Description: This funding opportunity announcement (FOA) invites Cooperative Agreement (U01) applications from multi-disciplinary and synergistic teams of investigators proposing to identify and characterize the full spectrum of somatic variation in human brain samples and to assess the relationship of such variation with the pathophysiology of neuropsychiatric disorders. This FOA seeks to support applications exploring the extent of somatic variations across different brain regions in one or more psychiatric disorders using state-of-the-art genomic, computational and single-cell approaches. The ultimate goal of this FOA is to address gaps in our understanding of the role of somatic genomic perturbations in the etiology of neuropsychiatric disorders. This FOA should be used when two or more sites are needed to complete the study.

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 June 3.

More Info: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-14-174.html

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Title: Templeton Prize Honoring “Entrepreneurs of the Spirit”

Sponsor: Templeton Foundation

Deadline: 6/10/2014

Amount: $1,760,000

Description: Established in 1972 by the late Sir John Templeton, the prize aims, in his words, to identify "entrepreneurs of the spirit" — outstanding individuals who have devoted their talents to expanding our vision of human purpose and ultimate reality. The prize celebrates no particular faith tradition or notion of God, but rather "the quest for progress in humanity's efforts to comprehend the many and diverse manifestations of the divine."

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 June 10. 

More Info: http://www.templetonprize.org/nomination.html

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Title: Archaeology (PD 98-1391)

Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)

Deadline: 6/10/2014

Amount: Varies 

Description: Senior awards normally support research of Ph.D. level investigators with the goal to further anthropologically significant archaeological research. All geographic regions and time periods are eligible for consideration and grants are provided for both field and laboratory research. The Program welcomes applications for all types of research projects which can be justified within an anthropological context. Requests for conferences, publications, curation and data base development although less frequent, may also receive support.

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 June 10.

More Info: http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=11690   

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Title: Advancing STEM Learining (AISL), Science Learning+ Planning Proposals (NSF 14-555)

Sponsor: National Science Foundation

Deadline: 6/12/2014

Amount: Varies 

Description: The Advancing Informal STEM Learning (AISL) program seeks to advance new approaches to and evidence-based understanding of the design and development of STEM learning in informal environments; provide multiple pathways for broadening access to and engagement in STEM learning experiences; advance innovative research on and assessment of STEM learning in informal environments; and develop understandings of deeper learning by participants. Only Science Learning+ Proposals are appropriate for this deadline.

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 June 12.

More Info: http://www.nsf.gov/publications/pub_summ.jsp?ods_key=nsf14555

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Title: Drug Discovery for Nervous System Disorders (R01) (PAR-13-048)

Sponsor: National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Deadline: 6/16/2014

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

Description: This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) encourages research grant applications directed toward the discovery and preclinical testing of novel compounds for the prevention and treatment of nervous system disorders. R01 major research grants provide support for health-related research and development based on the mission of the NIH.

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 June 16.

More Info: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-13-048.html   

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Title: Women’s Mental Health During Pregnancy and the Postpartum Period (R21) (PA-12-215)

Sponsor: National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Deadline: 6/25/2014

Amount: Unspecified

Description: The purpose of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to outline priority areas for research related to women’s mental health during pregnancy and the postpartum period. Priority areas include basic and clinical neuroscience, studies of clinical course, epidemiological factors and risk factors, as well as interventions and services research. Reduction of the public health burden of mental disorders during this perinatal period will improve the health and well-being of new mothers, their children and families. 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 June 25.

More Info: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-12-215.html

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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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