College of Liberal Arts

COLA Grants Digest: April 22, 2014

Tue, Apr 22, 2014

Announcements

UT Research Cyberinfrastructure: Data management and computing resources available at UT Austin

May 5, 2014, 10–11 AM, POB 2.302 Ayaya Auditorium, Free of charge 

At the University of Texas at Austin, faculty, researchers, and students across all disciplines are engaged in research projects that use, gather, and/or create data. Throughout the research life cycle, as data grows in size and complexity, so does the infrastructure needed to support data. UT System has invested in superior cyberinfrastructure – surpassing that of peer institutions – to help give UT faculty and students a research advantage. The UT Research Cyberinfrastructure (UTRC) combines advanced computing from the Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC), high bandwidth network connectivity offered through UTSysNet at 10 Gbps among all UT system institutions, and large data storage offered through the UT Data Repository.

RSVP: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1xmhidUCWM2dwLtXVKN3DljNI679IqQ1OxvwqdzPSTrs/viewform  

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Title: Byran Jackson Dissertation Research Award

Sponsor: American Political Science Association, Section on Urban Politics

Deadline: 04/25/2014

Amount: $500 

Description: This award recognizes outstanding scholarship by a graduate student in the areas of race and urban politics.  It comes with a $500 prize. Interested students should send approved dissertation proposals to each committee member via e-mail. Contact information is provided below. 

How to Apply: Apply directly to sponsor. Submit approved dissertation proposals to each of the following committee members via email: Jamila Michener, Cornell University (jm2362@cornell.edu); Christina Greer, Fordham University (cgreer@fordham.edu); and Ravi Perry, Mississippi State University (ravi.perry@gmail.com).

More Info: http://www.apsanet.org/sections/sectionDetail.cfm?section=sec13 

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Title: LGBT Studies Research Fellowship

Sponsor: Yale University

Deadline: 04/30/2014

Amount: $4,000

Description: Scholars from across the country and around the world are invited to apply for the Yale LGBT Studies Research Fellowship. This fellowship supports scholars from any field pursuing research in lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and/or queer studies at Yale University, utilizing the vast faculty resources, manuscript archives, and library collections available at Yale. Graduate students conducting dissertation research, independent scholars, and all faculty are invited to apply.  Scholars residing within 100 miles of New Haven are ineligible. Granted for one month, the fellowship must be taken up between September 1, 2014 and April 30, 2015. The recipient is expected to be in residence for a minimum of twenty days during the period of their award and is encouraged to participate in the activities of Yale University, including programs organized by Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, & Transgender Studies, Women’s, Gender, & Sexuality Studies, and the Yale Research Initiative on the History of Sexualities. 

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

More Info: http://lgbts.yale.edu/research

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Title: Workshops for Youth Leaders in English Teaching (WYLET) (ECA-ECAPEC-14-052, CFDA 19.415)

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

Deadline: 05/02/2014

Amount: $420,000

Description: ECA intends to award one cooperative agreement to fund a multi-phased exchange program that supports English language teaching. Program design and implementation will involve three workshops to be presented to consecutive groups of competitively selected students participating in ECA-funded academic year high school exchange programs, the training and inclusion of former alumni as peer trainers starting with the previously funded spring 2015 workshop, and follow-on activities. The overarching workshop goal is to provide each participant the skills to actively engage and teach others upon their return home; therefore, alumni support and follow-on is in many ways the most important component in this program. Program development and planning should begin in September 2014 with the transparent and merit-based recruitment strategy to identify workshop alumni who will travel to the United States starting in the first half of 2015 to participate in teaching at a series of U.S. workshops that will take place in the spring of 2016, 2017 and 2018. The theme of the workshops will be the teaching of English as a foreign language. 

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://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=253999

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Title: English Language (EL) Fellow and Specialist Program for Academic Year (ECA-ECAALW-15-001, CFDA 19.421)

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

Deadline: 05/02/2014

Amount: $130,000-$12,000,000

Description: Proposals are requested to support, administer, and manage the EL Fellow and Specialist Program for AY 2015-2016. The EL Fellow and Specialist Program sends talented, highly qualified U.S. citizens in the area of Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) or a related field on programs at educational institutions in all regions of the world for time periods ranging from 10 days to 10 months. Through U.S. embassy-designed projects, Fellows and Specialists share their expertise, hone their skills, gain international experience, and learn about other cultures. Upon returning to the United States, they share their experiences and acquired knowledge with their communities and professional colleagues. Projects are carried out with host-country ministries of education, universities, teacher-training institutions, NGOs, binational centers, and other English language teaching institutions. Participant activities support the integration of all U.S. Embassy program resources contributing to a country-wide English language strategy.

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://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=254003

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Title: Entrepreneurship Development for Women Leaders in the Middle East and North Africa (ECA-ECAPE-14-005, CFDA 19.415)

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

Deadline: 05/09/2014

Amount: $350,000 

Description: This exchange program will bring 25-30 emerging women leaders from the entrepreneurship field including the business, academia, media, and private and nonprofit sectors throughout the Middle East and North Africa to the United States for approximately two weeks of leadership training, mentoring and networking. The program will include a Washington, D.C.-based program, a week-long training institute at an educational institution in Boston, MA, and a mentoring component in New York City. After the U.S.-based activities, ECA anticipates that a private sector partner will organize a Middle East-based summit for program participants and others. 

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=254084

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Title: Multilateral Affairs Proposals on Countering Terrorism and Violent Extremism (CTP-CTAQM-14-001, CFDA 19.701)

Sponsor: U.S. Department of State (DOS), Bureau of Counterterrorism (CT)

Deadline: 05/09/2014

Amount: $150,000-$700,000

Description: The U.S. Department of State's Bureau of Counterterrorism (CT) announces a Request for Applications from organizations interested in submitting proposals for projects that work to support U.S. Government and Global Counterterrorism Forum (GCTF) objectives on countering terrorism and violent extremism. 

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=254085

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Title: Civil Society Strengthening Initiative (CSSI) (RFA-114-14-0000010, CFDA 98.001)

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

Deadline: 05/14/2014

Amount: $5,500,000

Description: USAID/Georgia intends to award a cooperative agreement for the Civil Society Strengthening Initiative (CSSI) to build the capacity of the civil society sector as an end in itself while also supporting civil society to be a more effective force in advocating for more transparent and accountable governance and more responsive policies.

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 14.

More Info: http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=254029

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Title: Mobile Health (mHealth) Tools for Underserved Populations with Chronic Conditions to Promote Effective Patient-Provider Communication, Adherence to Treatment and Self-Management (R01) (PA 14-180)

Sponsor: National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Deadline: 05/15/2014

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

Description: The purpose of this initiative is to stimulate research utilizing Mobile Health (mHealth) tools aimed at the improvement of effective patient-provider communication, adherence to treatment and self-management of chronic diseases in underserved populations. With the rapid expansion of cellular networks and substantial advancements in Smartphone technologies, it is now possible−and affordable−to transmit patient data digitally from remote areas to specialists in urban areas, receive real-time feedback, and capture that consultation in a database. These mHealth tools, therefore, may facilitate more timely and effective patient-provider communication through education communication around goal setting, treatment reminders, feedback on patient progress and may improve health outcomes. This announcement encourages the development, testing and comparative effective analysis of interventions utilizing mHealth technologies. There is also an interest in studying mHealth technologies in underserved populations. 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 May 15.

More Info: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-14-180.html

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Title: Mobile Health (mHealth) Tools for Individuals with Chronic Conditions to Promote Effective Patient-Provider Communication, Adherence to Treatment and Self-Management (R21) (PA-14-181)

Sponsor: National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Deadline: 05/26/2014

Amount: $275,000 (2 yrs.)

Description: The purpose of this initiative is to stimulate research utilizing Mobile Health (mHealth) tools aimed at the improvement of effective patient-provider communication, adherence to treatment and self-management of chronic diseases in underserved populations. With the rapid expansion of cellular networks and substantial advancements in Smartphone technologies, it is now possible−and affordable−to transmit patient data digitally from remote areas to specialists in urban areas, receive real-time feedback, and capture that consultation in a database. These mHealth tools, therefore, may facilitate more timely and effective patient-provider communication through education communication around goal setting, treatment reminders, feedback on patient progress and may improve health outcomes. This announcement encourages the development, testing and comparative effective analysis of interventions utilizing mHealth technologies. There is also an interest in studying mHealth technologies in underserved populations. 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 26.

More Info: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-14-181.html

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Title: Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Grant (DDRIG) in Biological Anthropology (NSF 11-547)

Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)

Deadline: 06/02/2014

Amount: $20,000 (plus indirect costs)

Description: The Biological Anthropology Program supports research by doctoral students in all of the subfields of biological anthropology, including human and nonhuman primate genetic variation, ecology and adaptability, osteology and bone biology, functional anatomy, and paleontology, as well as primate behavior and bioarchaeology.

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 2.

More Info: http://www.nsf.gov/sbe/bcs/phys/suppdiss.jsp

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Title: Sedimentary Geology and Paleobiology: Track 1 (NSF 12-608)

Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)

Deadline: 06/10/2014

Amount: Unspecified 

Description: The Track 1 General Program: Sedimentary Geology and Paleobiology supports general studies of: (1) the changing aspects of life, ecology, environments, and biogeography in past geologic time based on fossil plants, animals, and microbes; (2) all aspects of the Earth's sedimentary carapace - insights into geological processes recorded in its records and rich organic and inorganic resources locked in rock sequences; (3) the science of dating and measuring the sequence of events and rates of geological processes as manifested in Earth's past sedimentary and biological (fossil) record; (4) the geologic record of the production, transportation, and deposition of physical and chemical sediments; and (5) understanding Earth's deep-time (pre-Holocene) climate 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 June 10.

More Info: http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=13691   

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Title: Developmental and Learning Sciences (DLS) (PD 08-1698)

Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)

Deadline: 06/10/2014

Amount: Varies 

Description: DLS supports fundamental research that increases our understanding of cognitive, linguistic, social, cultural, and biological processes related to children's and adolescents' development and learning.  Research supported by this program will add to our basic knowledge of how people learn and the underlying developmental processes that support learning, social functioning, and productive lives as members of society.  

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=8671

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Title: Social Psychology (PD 98-1332)

Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)

Deadline: 06/10/2014

Amount: Unspecified

Description: The Social Psychology Program at NSF supports basic research on human social behavior, including cultural differences and development over the life span. Among the many research topics supported are: attitude formation and change, social cognition, personality processes, interpersonal relations and group processes, the self, emotion, social comparison and social influence, and the psychophysiological and neurophysiological bases of social behavior. 

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=5712

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Title: Global Connections

Sponsor: Theatre Communications Group (TCG), Andrew W. Mellon Foundation

Deadline: 06/23/2014

Amount: $5,000-$10,000

Description: The Global Connections program was designed by TCG and is funded byThe Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. U.S.-based theatre organizaitons and individual artists may apply to one of the two initiatives of this new program: 1) Global Connections—On the Road: This initiative will award 12 grants of up to $5,000 each to foster new relationships with international colleagues that will inspire each other’s work and aesthetics by creating opportunities for cultural exchange. 2) Global Connections—In the Lab: This initiative will award six grants of $10,000 each to further pre-existing international collaborations by supporting residencies that either advance the development of a piece or explore elements leading up to a full production. 

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 23.

More Info: http://www.tcg.org/grants/global_connections/globalcon_index.cfm   

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Title: Linguistics (PD 98-1311)

Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)

Deadline: 06/24/2014

Amount: Varies 

Description: The Linguistics Program supports basic science in the domain of human language, encompassing investigations of the grammatical properties of individual human languages, and of natural language in general. Research areas include syntax, semantics, morphology, phonetics, and phonology. The program encourages projects that are interdisciplinary in methodological or theoretical perspective, and that address questions that cross disciplinary boundaries.

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 24.

More Info: http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=5408   

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Title: Research Grants in Palliative Care, Pain, Bioethics

Sponsor: Emily Davie and Joseph S. Kornfeld Foundation

Deadline: 06/24/2014

Amount:  Unspecified

Description: The Emily Davie and Joseph S. Kornfeld Foundation accepts applications for Research Grants. Mrs. Kornfeld’s personal philanthropy supported medical research in the control and treatment of pain, as well as efforts directed at enhancing individual choice in medical treatment and dying. In the last decade the Foundation has evolved its interests to include bioethics, palliative care, medical research and education. 

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 24.

More Info: http://foundationcenter.org/grantmaker/kornfeld/index.html  

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Title: U.S.-Japan Policy

Sponsor: United States-Japan Foundation

Deadline: 06/24/2014

Amount: Unspecified 

Description: The United States-Japan Foundation supports a variety of policy-related studies, initiatives and exchanges in pursuit of its mission: to promote stronger ties between the United States and Japan through greater mutual knowledge and understanding, to increase broad awareness of important policy issues, and to address common concerns in the Asia-Pacific region through the U.S.-Japan perspective. Although the Foundation recognizes that frank and frequent dialogue among U.S.-Japan policymakers and specialists is important for the bilateral relationship, it favors proposals containing a strong original research component. Research has a broad meaning in this context. It often includes a structured analysis of data or policies that yields a publishable result and makes a contribution to the body of evidence in support of viable solutions to problems of common U.S.-Japan interest. It could also include visiting fellowships in particular policy areas, study groups or other formats. Collaboration between U.S. and Japanese institutions is encouraged.

How to Apply: Contact your departmental Grants and Contracts Specialist or Melanie Morgan (mmorgan@austin.utexas.edu) in Liberal Arts Grants Services to submit letter of inquiry. Return Proposal Review Form Immediately upon invitation to submit a full application.

More Info: http://www.us-jf.org/usjapan_policy.html

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Title: Humanities Collections and Reference Resources (CFDA 45.149)

Sponsor: National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH)

Deadline: 06/25/2014

Amount: $40,000-$350,000

Description: This program supports projects that provide an essential underpinning for scholarship, education, and public programming in the humanities. Thousands of libraries, archives, museums, and historical organizations across the country maintain important collections of books and manuscripts, photographs, sound recordings and moving images, archaeological and ethnographic artifacts, art and material culture, and digital objects. Funding from this program strengthens efforts to extend the life of such materials and make their intellectual content widely accessible, often through the use of digital technology. Awards are also made to create various reference resources that facilitate use of cultural materials, from works that provide basic information quickly to tools that synthesize and codify knowledge of a subject for in-depth investigation. 

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://www.neh.gov/grants/preservation/humanities-collections-and-reference-resources   

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Title: Enabling Writers Prize Competition

Sponsor: All Children Reading (ACR)

Deadline: 07/18/2014

Amount: $100,000

Description: All Children Reading: A Grand Challenge for Development (ACR GCD) has launched “Enabling Writers,” a $100,000 global prize competition to incentivize the development of software solutions that allow writers to easily create and export decodable and leveled fiction and non-fiction readers in mother tongue languages to help early primary students (ie. grades one to three) learn to read. To solve this important challenge, ACR GCD aims to attract individuals, companies and communities from all fields, but especially the software development, digital literacy and education communities. Following formal evaluation, three finalists will receive feedback and awards of $12,000 each. After they incorporate the judges’ feedback, their innovations will be piloted and reviewed in three countries with ACR GCD partner programs.  The highest performing software will win a grand prize of $100,000.

How to Apply: Apply directly to sponsor by July 18. See grant announcement for complete list of materials to be submitted with application. 

More Info: https://www.omnicompete.com/enabling_writers.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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