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COLA Grants Digest: June 17, 2014

posted: Tue, Jun 17, 2014

Title: Early Grade Reading and Math Project (USAID RAMP) (RFA-278-14-000005, CFDA 98.001)

Sponsor: U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), Jordan USAID-Amman

Deadline: 06/26/2014

Amount: $45,000,000 

Description: The purpose of this award is to institute reading and math teaching and learning methodologies, policy and practices, at the school, community and government levels that focus on improving learning outcomes for reading in Arabic and math in grades K-3 in Jordan.

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 26.

More Info: http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=257133

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Title: Undergraduate International Studies and Foreign Language (UISFL) Program (CFDA 84.016A)

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

Deadline: 07/07/2014

Amount: $95,000

Description: The UISFL program provides grants to strengthen and improve undergraduate instruction in international studies and foreign languages. This notice contains two competitive preference priorities: 1) applications from Minority-Serving Institutions (MSIs) or community colleges, whether as individual applicants or as part of a consortium, and 2) applications from institutions of higher education (IHEs), consortia of IHEs, or partnerships between nonprofit educational organizations and IHEs that require entering students to have successfully completed at least two years of secondary school foreign language instruction or that require each graduating student to earn two years of postsecondary credit in a foreign language or, in the case of a two-year degree granting institution, offer two years of postsecondary credit in 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 July 7.

More Info: http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2014-06-11/pdf/2014-13653.pdf

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Title: Coordinator of the African American Faith-Based Mental Health Education and Awareness Initiative

Sponsor: Hogg Foundation for Mental Health

Deadline: 07/08/2014

Amount: $60,000/yr., 3 yrs.

Description: The Hogg Foundation for Mental Health invites eligible organizations in Texas to respond to this request for letters of interest for the Coordinator of the African American Faith-Based Mental Health Education and Awareness Initiative. The goal of this project is to coordinate the grantee activities, technical assistance and training of the statewide initiative developed to educate congregants about mental health, recovery and wellness.

How to Apply: Submit Letter of Interest directly to sponsor by July 8. If invited to submit a full proposal, contact your departmental Grants and Contracts Specialist or Melanie Morgan (mmorgan@austin.utexas.edu) in Liberal Arts Grants Services and return Proposal Review Form immediately.

More Info: http://www.hogg.utexas.edu/uploads/documents/FBI%20Coordinator%20LOI.pdf

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Title: Rehabilitation Research and Training Centers (RRTCs) (ED-GRANTS-061014-001, CFDA 84.133B-4)

Sponsor: U.S. Department of Education (DOED), Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (OSERS), National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR)

Deadline: 07/21/2014

Amount: $875,000

Description: The purpose of the RRTCs, which are funded through the Disability and Rehabilitation Research Projects and Centers Program, is to achieve the goals of, and improve the effectiveness of, services authorized under the Rehabilitation Act through well-designed research, training, technical assistance, and dissemination activities in important topical areas as specified by NIDRR with guidance from its Rehabilitation Research Advisory Council. These activities are designed to benefit rehabilitation service providers, individuals with disabilities, family members, policymakers and other research stakeholders.

How to Apply: Submit optional Letter of Intent directly to sponsor by July 15. Contact your departmental Grants and Contracts Specialist or Kathy Thatcher (thatcher@austin.utexas.edu) and return Proposal Review Form by July 21.

More Info: http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2014-06-10/pdf/2014-13499.pdf

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Title: Media Projects: Development and Production Grants (20140813-TD, CFDA 45.164)

Sponsor: National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH)

Deadline: 07/23/2014

Amount: Development: $40,000-$75,000/6-12 mos.; Production: $100,000-$650,000/3 yrs.

Description: NEH’s Division of Public Programs supports activities that engage millions of Americans in understanding significant humanities works and ideas. NEH is a national funding agency, so the projects we support must demonstrate the potential to attract a broad, general audience. Media Project grants support film, television, and radio projects, and encourage projects that engage public audiences through multiple formats in the exploration of humanities ideas. Development grants enable media producers to collaborate with scholars to develop humanities content and to prepare programs for production. Grants should result in a script and should also yield a detailed plan for outreach and public engagement in collaboration with a partner organization or organizations. Production grants support the production and distribution of films, television programs, radio programs, and related programs that promise to engage the public.

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 July 23.

More Info: http://www.neh.gov/grants/mp

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Title: Museums, Libraries, and Cultural Organizations: Planning and Implementation Grants (20140813-GE, CFDA 45.164)

Sponsor: National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH)

Deadline: 07/23/2014

Amount: Planning: $40,000-$75,000/1 yr.; Implementation: $400,000/1-3 yrs.

Description: Museums, Libraries, and Cultural Organizations grants provide support for museums, libraries, historic places, and other organizations that produce public programs in the humanities. Grants support the following formats: exhibitions at museums, libraries, and other venues; interpretations of historic places, sites, or regions; book/film discussion programs; living history presentations; other face-to-face programs at libraries, community centers, and other public venues; and interpretive websites and other digital formats. Planning grants support the early stages of project development, including consultation with scholars, refinement of humanities themes, preliminary design, testing, and audience evaluation. Implementation grants support final scholarly research and consultation, design development, production, and installation of a project for presentation to the public.

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 July 23.

More Info: http://www.neh.gov/grants/mlco

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Title: Bridging Cultures at Community Colleges (20140821-ME, CFDA 45.162)

Sponsor: National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH)

Deadline: 07/31/2014

Amount: $120,000

Description: NEH Bridging Cultures at Community Colleges grants are intended to strengthen and enrich humanities education and scholarship at community colleges or community college systems. Grants are used to enhance the humanities content of existing programs, develop new programs, or lay the foundation for more extensive endeavors in the future. NEH Bridging Cultures at Community Colleges grants create opportunities for community college faculty members to study together while improving their capacity to teach the humanities; enhance or develop areas of need in an institution's humanities programs; and give community college faculty access to humanities resources through partnerships with other institutions with appropriate resources. Projects must focus on the theme of Bridging Cultures. The application must reflect a collaborative relationship between a community college or community college system and another institution with appropriate resources (such as a college or university, museum, research library, or professional association) in the planning and implementation of the project.

How to Apply: Contact your departmental Grants and Contracts Representative or Kathy Thatcher (thatcher@austin.utexas.edu) in Liberal Arts Grants Services and return Proposal Review Form by July 31.

More Info: http://www.neh.gov/grants/education/bridging-cultures-community-colleges

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Title: Exhibition Funding

Sponsor: Terra Foundation for American Art

Deadline: 08/01/2014

Amount: Unspecified

Description: In recognition of the importance of experiencing original works of art, the Terra Foundation for American Art supports exhibitions that enlarge the understanding and appreciation of American art made between 1500 and 1980. To be eligible, exhibitions may take place internationally or in Chicago and be aimed at the general public, scholars, or both. Exhibitions that take place only in the United States but outside of Chicago must present historical American art in an international context and reach a scholarly audience. "International dimensions" vary by project, but must include a venue outside the U.S.; a focused thesis that makes a significant contribution to scholarship on historical American art in an international context; and an international curatorial team.

How to Apply: Submit Letter of Interest directly to sponsor by August 1. If invited to submit a full proposal, contact your departmental Grants and Contracts Specialist or Melanie Morgan (mmorgan@austin.utexas.edu) in Liberal Arts Grants Services and return Proposal Review Form immediately.

More Info: http://www.terraamericanart.org/grants/how-to-apply/

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Title: Open Society Fellowship

Sponsor: Open Society Foundations

Deadline: 08/04/2014

Amount: $100,000

Description: The Open Society Fellowship was founded in 2008 to support individuals pursuing innovative and unconventional approaches to fundamental open society challenges. The fellowship funds work that will enrich public understanding of those challenges and stimulate far-reaching and probing conversations within the Open Society Foundations and in the world. A fellowship project might identify a problem that has not previously been recognized, develop new policy ideas to address familiar problems, or offer a new advocacy strategy. Project themes should cut across at least two areas of interest to the Open Society Foundations. Among these are human rights, government transparency, access to information and to justice, and the promotion of civil society and social inclusion.

How to Apply: Submit directly to sponsor by August 4. See grant announcement for complete list of materials to be submitted with application.

More Info: http://www.opensocietyfoundations.org/grants/open-society-fellowship

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Title: Superfund Hazardous Substance Research and Training Program (P42) (RFA-RD-14-007)

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

Deadline: 08/13/2014

Amount: $1.6M-$2M

Description: The National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) is announcing the continuation of the Superfund Hazardous Substance Research and Training Program, referred to as Superfund Research Program (SRP) Centers. SRP Center grants will support problem-based, solution-oriented research Centers that consist of multiple, integrated projects representing both the biomedical and environmental science and engineering disciplines; as well as cores tasked with administrative, community engagement, research translation, training, and research support functions. The scope of the SRP Centers is taken directly from the Superfund Amendments and Reauthorization Act of 1986, and includes: (1) advanced techniques for the detection, assessment, and evaluation of the effect on human health of hazardous substances; (2) methods to assess the risks to human health presented by hazardous substances; (3) methods and technologies to detect hazardous substances in the environment; and (4) basic biological, chemical, and physical methods to reduce the amount and toxicity of hazardous substances.

How to Apply: Submit optional Letter of Intent directly to sponsor by August 3. 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 August 13.

More Info: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-ES-14-007.html

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Title: Geography and Spatial Sciences (GSS) Program (NSF 14-537)

Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)

Deadline: 08/14/2014

Amount: $40,000 - $400,000

Description: The GSS Program sponsors research on the geographic distributions and interactions of human, physical, and biotic systems on the Earth's surface. Investigations are encouraged to propose plans for research about the nature, causes, and consequences of human activity and natural environmental processes across a range of scales. Projects on a variety of topics (both domestic and international) qualify for support if they offer promise of contributing to scholarship by enhancing geographical knowledge, concepts, theories, methods, and their application to societal problems and concerns. GSS encourages projects that explicitly integrate undergraduate and graduate education into the overall research agenda.

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 August 14.

More Info: http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=503621  

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Title: Cultural Exchange Fund (CEF)

Sponsor: Association of Performing Arts Presenters (APAP), Andrew W. Mellon Foundation

Deadline: 08/14/2014

Amount: $2,000

Description: The CEF is a travel subsidy program supported by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to assist U.S. based presenting professionals and their organizations and companies in building partnerships and collaborations with international touring artists, companies and their collaborators and to experience the work of artists from around the world in its cultural context. APAP recognizes that promoting global exchanges of artists and their work and cross-cultural programs is essential to fully engage audiences and communities in the breadth and diversity of performing arts experiences and provides an opportunity for presenting professionals to expand and deepen their knowledge of artists, traditions and cultures from around the world. APAP strongly encourages but does not limit travel to the following regions: the Middle East, Asia, Latin America and Africa.

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

More Info: http://www.apap365.org/KNOWLEDGE/GrantPrograms/Pages/CEF3.aspx  

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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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