College of Liberal Arts

COLA Grants Digest: July 29, 2014

Tue, Jul 29, 2014

Title: International Dissertation Research Fellowship (IDRF)

Sponsor: Social Sciences Research Council (SSRC)

Deadline: 8/11/2014

Amount: $20,000

Description: The Mellon International Dissertation Research Fellowship (IDRF) offers nine to twelve months of support to graduate students in the humanities and humanistic social sciences who are enrolled in PhD programs in the United States and conducting dissertation research on non-US topics. Eighty fellowships are awarded annually. The program is open to graduate students in the humanities and social sciences -- regardless of citizenship -- enrolled in Ph.D. programs in the United States. Applicants to the 2015 IDRF competition must complete all Ph.D. requirements except on-site research by the time the fellowship begins or by December 2015, whichever comes first.

How to Apply: Apply directly to sponsor beginning August 11. Closing date for applications has not been posted. See grant announcement for complete list of materials to be submitted with application.

More Info: http://www.ssrc.org/fellowships/idrf-fellowship/   

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Title: Secure and Trustworthy Cyberspace (SaTC), Medium Projects (NSF 13-578)

Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)

Deadline: 8/19/2014

Amount: $500,001-$1,200,000

Description: The Secure and Trustworthy Cyberspace (SaTC) program welcomes proposals that address Cybersecurity from a Trustworthy Computing Systems (TWC) perspective and/or a Social, Behavioral and Economic Sciences (SBE) perspective. In addition, we welcome proposals that integrate research addressing both of these perspectives.

How to Apply: Grants and Contracts Specialist or Kathy Thatcher (thatcher@austin.utexas.edu) in Liberal Arts Grants Services and return Proposal Review Form by August 19.

More Info: http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=504709

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Title: Enduring Questions (CFDA 45.163)

Sponsor: National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH)

Deadline: 8/21/2014

Amount: Varies

Description: The NEH Enduring Questions grant program supports faculty members in the teaching and development of a new course that will foster intellectual community through the study of an enduring question. This question-driven course will encourage undergraduates and teachers to grapple with a fundamental concern of human life addressed by the humanities, and to join together in a deep and sustained program of reading in order to encounter influential thinkers over the centuries and into the present day.

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 21.

More Info: http://www.neh.gov/grants/education/enduring-questions   

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Title: Environmental Curricula Grants

Sponsor: Melinda Gray Ardia Environmental Foundation

Deadline: 8/22/2014

Amount: $1,500

Description: The Melinda Gray Ardia Environmental Foundation's mission is to integrate field activities and classroom teaching, incorporating basic ecological principles and problem solving approaches. The foundation's grant program is designed to empower and encourage students to become involved in solving environmental and social problems, promote thoughtful and appropriate analysis and understanding of the natural world, and make informed decisions through the emphasis and application of basic ecological principles. Grants of up to $1,500 will be awarded to support environmental curricula that show a holistic approach; strive to synthesize multiple levels of learning (facts, concepts, principles); include experiential integrated learning and problem solving; and that are founded on basic scientific principles, including hypothesis testing and experimental design. In addition, curricula must incorporate basic ecological principles and field environmental activities within a primary or secondary school setting and present controversial issues objectively, stressing the development of individual student opinions. 

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 August 22.

More Info: http://www.mgaef.org/grants.htm

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Title: Vannevar Bush Award

Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF), National Science Board (NSB)

Deadline: 8/29/2014

Amount: Unspecified 

Description: The Vannevar Bush Award honors truly exceptional lifelong leaders in science and technology who have made substantial contributions to the welfare of the Nation through public service activities in science, technology, and public policy. Candidates should have demonstrated outstanding leadership and accomplishment in meeting at least two of the following selection criteria: must be U.S. citizens; distinguished himself/herself through public service activities in science and technology; pioneered the exploration, charting, and settlement of new frontiers in science, technology, education, and public service; demonstrated leadership and creativity that have inspired others to distinguished careers in science and technology; contributed to the welfare of the Nation and mankind through activities in science and technology; demonstrated leadership and creativity that has helped mold the history of advancements in the Nation's science, technology, and education.

How to Apply: Submit required documents to Melanie Morgan (mmorgan@austin.utexas.edu) in Liberal Arts Grants Services by August 29. Nomination packet requires: 1) A current curriculum vita without publications (limit to 5 pages); 2) A narrative statement (limit to 8 pages) addressing the candidate's activities and contributions related to the selection criteria; 3) A proposed award citation addressing the candidate's activities in and contributions to national public service activities in science, technology, and public policy; 4) Contact information for award candidate and nominator (mailing address, email address, and phone number); 5) Two reference letter contact information from individuals familiar with the candidate’s accomplishments, and not affiliated with the candidate's home institution. The Office of the VP for Research will coordinate and submit the package of nominees recommended by college deans and VPR unit directors, and will request the two reference letters.

More Info: http://www.nsf.gov/nsb/awards/bush.jsp

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Title: Digital Innovation Fellowships

Sponsor: American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS)

Deadline: 9/3/2014

Amount: $85,000

Description: Fellowships are intended to support an academic year dedicated to work on a major scholarly project that takes a digital form. Projects may address a consequential scholarly question through new research methods, new ways of representing the knowledge produced by research, or both; create new digital research resources; increase the scholarly utility of existing digital resources by developing new means of aggregating, navigating, searching, or analyzing those resources; or propose to analyze and reflect on the new forms of knowledge creation and representation made possible by the digital transformation of scholarship. ACLS does not support creative works (e.g., novels or films), textbooks, straightforward translations, or purely pedagogical projects. Applicants may be from any field of the humanities or humanistic social sciences, must have their Ph.D. by the application deadline, and must be citizens or permanent residents of the U.S.

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 September 3.

More Info:  http://www.acls.org/programs/digital/

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Title: Program in China Studies Collaborative Reading Workshop Grants

Sponsor: American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS)

Deadline: 9/10/2014

Amount: $15,000

Description: The Henry Luce Foundation/ACLS Program in China Studies seeks to maintain the vitality of China Studies in the U.S. through fellowships and grants designed primarily for scholars early in their careers. These grants provide support for collaborative reading of texts in a workshop format that is interdisciplinary and crosses scholarly generations. A wealth of often complex and challenging texts is a distinctive feature of the Chinese cultural record, making close reading by a group of scholars especially fruitful, because they can bring to bear diversity of research, experience, and expertise. Collaboration refers primarily to the sustained, collective examination of texts. But it may also characterize the conceptualization of the workshop by several scholars. Reading workshops are intended to be less formal than conferences; they should involve interactive reading, interpretation and commentary within a seminar-sized group.

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 September 10.

More Info: http://www.acls.org/programs/china-studies/#prediss  

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Title: Kauffman Dissertation Fellowship Program in Entrepreneurship

Sponsor: Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation

Deadline: 9/10/2014

Amount: $15,000

Description: The Kauffman Dissertation Fellowship Program is an annual competitive program that awards up to fifteen Dissertation Fellowship grants of $15,000 each to Ph.D., A.D.B., or other doctoral students at accredited U.S. universities to support dissertations in the area of entrepreneurship. The Kauffman Dissertation Fellowship Program is one of three academic recognition programs established by the Kauffman Foundation to aid the Foundation in achieving its goal of building a body of respected entrepreneurship research and making entrepreneurship a highly regarded academic field.

How to Apply: Apply directly to sponsor by September 10. See grant announcement for complete list of materials to be submitted with application.

More Info: http://www.kauffman.org/what-we-do/programs/entrepreneurship/building-the-field-of-entrepreneurship-research/kauffman-dissertation-fellowship-program

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Title: CCWH Catherine Prelinger Award

Sponsor: Coordinating Council for Women in History (CCWH)

Deadline: 9/15/2014

Amount: $20,000

Description: The CCWH Catherine Prelinger Award is a scholarship of $20,000 which will be awarded to a scholar of excellence. This award, named for Catherine Prelinger, a former CCWH president and nontraditional scholar, is intended to enhance the work of a contemporary scholar whose academic path has not followed the traditional path of uninterrupted study, moving from completed secondary, to undergraduate, then graduate degrees, followed by a tenure-track faculty position. This award is intended to enhance the ability of the recipient to carry on these CCWH traditions through contributions to women in history, either through scholarly or professional activity. Eligible applicants must be members of CCWH and must hold either A.B.D. status or the Ph.D. at the time of application. They shall be actively engaged in scholarship that is historical in nature, although the degree may be in related fields. Applicants will show evidence of a nontraditional professional career and describe a project that will further enhance women’s roles in history.

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

More Info: http://theccwh.org/ccwh-awards/catherine-prelinger-award/

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Title: Health Promotion Among Racial and Ethnic Minority Males (R01) (PA-13-328)

Sponsor: National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Deadline: 9/15/2014

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

Description: This initiative seeks applications that propose to stimulate and expand research in the health of minority men. Specifically, this initiative is intended to: 1) enhance our understanding of the numerous factors (e.g., sociodemographic, community, societal, personal) influencing the health promoting behaviors of racial and ethnic minority males and their subpopulations across the life cycle, and 2) encourage applications focusing on the development and testing of culturally and linguistically appropriate health-promoting interventions designed to reduce health disparities among racially and ethnically diverse males and their subpopulations age 21 and older. 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 September 15.

More Info: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-13-328.html   

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Title: Collaborative Interdisciplinary Team Science in National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) Research Areas (R24) (PAR-13-305)

Sponsor: National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Deadline: 9/22/2014

Amount: $500,000

Description: The purpose of this funding opportunity announcement (FOA) is to encourage applications that assemble an interdisciplinary, collaborative team of creative, independent, and funded investigators to address a complex and important problem relevant to the mission of NIDDK.  The team should be able to provide an integrative plan of working together to effectively address the complex challenge at hand.  The team science approach encouraged by this FOA could be used to generate a research resource, which may include discovery-based or hypothesis-generative approaches, to advance the relevant area of biomedical research. The R24 grant mechanism is used to support research projects that will enhance the capability of resources to serve biomedical 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 September 22.

More Info: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-13-305.html   

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Title: California Documentary Project (CDP)

Sponsor: Cal Humanities

Deadline: 9/24/2014

Amount: $10,000-$50,000 (1:1 match req.)

Description: The California Documentary Project (CDP) is a competitive grants program that supports documentary film, radio, and new media productions that enhance our understanding of California and its cultures, peoples, and histories. Projects must use the humanities to provide context, depth, and perspective and be suitable for California and national audiences through broadcast and/or distribution. CDP grants support projects at the research and development, production, and public engagement stages.

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 September 24. 

More Info: http://www.calhum.org/grants/california-documentary-project-grant  

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Title: Research Grants

Sponsor: Lesbian Health Fund (LHF)

Deadline: 9/24/2014

Amount: $10,000

Description: The Fund supports research in the areas of understanding social, family, and interpersonal influences as sources of stress or support; eliminating inequalities in health care, including barriers to care, and improving quality of care and utilization rates; development and testing of interventions to address mental and physical health needs of lesbians and other sexual minority women, including but not limited to depression, identity related issues, eating disorders, substance abuse, obesity, cancer risks, cardiovascular disease, and sexually transmitted infections; and sexual and reproductive health, including family and parenting issues.

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 September 24.

More Info: http://www.glma.org/index.cfm?fuseaction=Page.viewPage&pageId=959&grandparentID=594&parentID=922&nodeID=1

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Title: Clara Mayo Grant Program in Support of Masters’ Theses and Pre-Dissertation Research on Sexism, Racism, or Prejudice

Sponsor: Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues

Deadline: 9/24/2014

Amount: $1,000

Description: The Clara Mayo Grant program was set up to support masters’ theses or pre-dissertation research on aspects of sexism, racism, or prejudice, with preference given to students enrolled in a terminal master’s program. Studies of the application of theory or the design of interventions or treatments to address these problems are welcome. Individuals who are SPSSI members and who have matriculated in graduate programs in psychology, applied social science, and related disciplines may apply. University match preferred.

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 September 24.

More Info: https://researchfunding.duke.edu/detail.asp?OppID=2414

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Title: Health Promotion Among Racial and Ethnic Minority Males (R21) (PA-13-331)

Sponsor: National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Deadline: 9/25/2014

Amount: $275,000/2 yrs.

Description: This initiative seeks applications that propose to stimulate and expand research in the health of minority men. Specifically, this initiative is intended to: 1) enhance our understanding of the numerous factors (e.g., sociodemographic, community, societal, personal) influencing the health promoting behaviors of racial and ethnic minority males and their subpopulations across the life cycle, and 2) encourage applications focusing on the development and testing of culturally and linguistically appropriate health-promoting interventions designed to reduce health disparities among racially and ethnically diverse males and their subpopulations age 21 and older. 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 September 25.

More Info: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-13-331.html  

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Title: Behavioral and Social Science Research on Understanding and Reducing Health Disparities (R21) (PA-13-288)

Sponsor: National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Deadline: 9/25/2014

Amount: $275,000

Description: The purpose of this funding opportunity announcement (FOA) is to encourage behavioral and social science research on the causes and solutions to health and disabilities disparities in the U. S. population. Health disparities between, on the one hand, racial/ethnic populations, lower socioeconomic classes, and rural residents and, on the other hand, the overall U.S. population are major public health concerns. Emphasis is placed on research in and among three broad areas of action: 1) public policy, 2) health care, and 3) disease/disability prevention. Particular attention is given to reducing “health gaps” among groups. Applications that utilize an interdisciplinary approach, investigate multiple levels of analysis, incorporate a life-course perspective, and/or employ innovative methods such as systems science or community-based participatory research are particularly encouraged. 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 September 25.

More Info: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-13-288.html  

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Title: Small Grants Program for Cancer Research (R03) (PAR-12-144)

Sponsor: National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Deadline: 9/25/2014

Amount: $100,000/2yrs.

Description: This funding opportunity announcement (FOA), issued by the National Cancer Institute (NCI), of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) supports small research projects on cancer that can be carried out in a short period of time with limited resources. The R03 grant mechanism supports different types of projects including pilot and feasibility studies; secondary analysis of existing data; small, self-contained research projects; development of research methodology; and development of new research technology.  

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 September 25.

More Info: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-12-144.html  

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Title: Research on Health of LGBTI Populations (R03) (PA-12-112)

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

Deadline: 9/25/2014

Amount: $100,000 + indirect costs 

Description: The National Institutes of Health (NIH) is committed to supporting research that will increase scientific understanding of the health status of various population groups and improve the effectiveness of health interventions and services for individuals within those groups. High priority is placed on research on populations that appear to have distinctive health risk profiles but have received insufficient attention from investigators. This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) highlights a particular community: lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex, and related populations (designated here as LGBTI populations). Basic, social, behavioral, clinical, and services research relevant to the missions of the sponsoring Institutes and Centers may be proposed.

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 September 25.

More Info: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-12-112.html

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Title: Research on Health of LGBTI Populations (R21) (PA-12-113)

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

Deadline: 9/25/2014

Amount: $275,000

Description: The National Institutes of Health (NIH) is committed to supporting research that will increase scientific understanding of the health status of various population groups and improve the effectiveness of health interventions and services for individuals within those groups. High priority is placed on research on populations that appear to have distinctive health risk profiles but have received insufficient attention from investigators. This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) highlights a particular community: lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex, and related populations (designated here as LGBTI populations). Basic, social, behavioral, clinical, and services research relevant to the missions of the sponsoring Institutes and Centers may be proposed. 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 September 25. 

More Info: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-12-113.html

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Title: Arctic Research Opportunities (NSF 13-592)

Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)

Deadline: 9/29/2014

Amount: Unspecified

Description: The National Science Foundation (NSF) invites investigators at U.S. organizations to submit proposals to conduct researchabout the Arctic.  Arctic research includes field and modeling studies, data analysis, and synthesis about the arctic region. The goal is to gain a better understanding of the Arctic's physical, biological, geological, chemical, social and cultural processes; the interactions of oceanic, terrestrial, atmospheric, biological, social, cultural, and economic systems; and the connections that define the Arctic. Program representatives from the Office of Polar Programs (OPP) and other non-OPP NSF programs thatsupport arctic research coordinate across NSF, including joint review and funding of arctic proposals and mutual support of special projects with high logistical costs.

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 September 29.

More Info: http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=5521

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Title: Program in China Studies Predisserations Summer Grants

Sponsor: American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS)

Deadline: 10/1/2014

Amount: $5,000

Description: The Henry Luce Foundation/ACLS Program in Studies seeks to maintain the vitality of China Studies in the U.S. through fellowships and grants designed primarily for scholars early in their careers. Predissertation grants provide funding for graduate students to explore venues and make preliminary research arrangements, and to gain advice from potential collaborators regarding subsequent research in China. Application essays must provide the rationale for the research agenda with particular attention to the evidence needed to answer research questions. The essay should present a rational for the need for a summer visit to China prior to dissertation research. It should also provide a plan for travel in China, identifying the individuals, institutions, and sites to be visited. Inclusion of correspondence with potential contacts in China is desirable. A working knowledge of Chinese is required. 

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

More Info: http://www.acls.org/programs/china-studies/#prediss  

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Title: Program in China Studies Postdoctoral Fellowships

Sponsor: American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS)

Deadline: 10/1/2014

Amount: $45,000

Description: The Henry Luce Foundation/ACLS Program in China Studies seeks to maintain the vitality of China Studies in the U.S. through fellowships and grants designed primarily for scholars early in their careers. Postdoctoral fellowships support work based on the applicant’s research in China that aims to produce a scholarly text in English.  A working knowledge of Chinese is required. Stipends may be used for travel, living expenses, and research costs. Other support may be accepted (sabbatical leave or other grants) but the total received cannot exceed the 125% of the fellow’s academic annual salary. There is no financial support for dependents.

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

More Info: http://www.acls.org/programs/china-studies/#prediss    

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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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