College of Liberal Arts

COLA Grants Digest: August 5, 2014

Tue, Aug 5, 2014

Title: Advancing Research in Voice Disorders (R01) (PAR 14-236)

Sponsor: National Insitutes of Health (NIH)

Deadline: 08/15/2014

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

Description: This funding opportunity announcement (FOA) seeks Research Project Grant (R01) applications that are focused on advancing our scientific knowledge of the Human Larynx and Human Voice Production in Health and Diseasea and optimal ways to prevent, evaluate, diagnose and clinically manage voice 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 August 15.

More Info: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-14-236.html

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Title: Early Career Research Program (DE-FOA-0001170, CFDA 81.049)

Sponsor: U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)

Deadline: 08/21/2014

Amount: Unspecified

Description: The Early Career Research Program, supports the development of individual research programs of outstanding scientists early in their careers and stimulates research careers in the disciplines supported by the DOE Office of Science. Opportunitiese exist in the following areas: Advanced Scientific Computing Research (ASCR); Biological and Environmental Research (BER); Basic Energy Sciences (BES), Fusion Energy Sciences (FES); High Energy Physics (HEP), and Nuclear Physics (NP). The purpose of this program is to support the development of individual research programs of outstanding scientists early in their careers and to stimulate research careers in the areas supported by the DOE Office of 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 August 21 to submit mandatory pre-application, and notify immediately if invited to submit a full proposal.

More Info: http://science.energy.gov/early-career/

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Title: Major Grants

Sponsor: Humanities Texas

Deadline: 08/25/2014

Amount: $1,500-$8,000

Description: Humanities Texas awards grants to nonprofit organizations and governmental entities to support a wide range of public programs: lectures, panel discussions, and conferences; teacher institutes; reading- and film-discussion groups; interpretive exhibits; television and radio programming; film production; and interactive multimedia programming. All funded programs are firmly grounded in the humanities and are directed to the general public, both adults and young people, outside of the regular school or college classroom. Programs targeting special audiences such as K–12 teachers, ethnic and community groups, or professional groups are also welcome.

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 25. Additional deadline in February.

More Info: http://www.humanitiestexas.org/grants/apply   

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Title: Research Fellowships Program (ED-GRANTS-072814-002, CFDA 84.133)

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

Deadline: 09/02/2014

Amount: $125,000

Description: The purpose of the Research Fellowships Program is to build research capacity by providing support to highly qualified individuals, including those who are individuals with disabilities, to conduct research on the rehabilitation of individuals with disabilities. Fellows must conduct original research, demonstration projects, training, and related activities, the purposes of which are to develop methods, procedures, and rehabilitation technology that maximize the full inclusion and integration into society, employment, independent living, family support, and economic and social self-sufficiency, of individuals with disabilities, especially individuals with the most significant disabilities, and to improve the effectiveness of services. At this time, NIDRR is choosing to fund Merit Fellowships. Under the Merit Fellowship competition, we are particularly interested in applications from eligible applicants who are individuals with disabilities.

How to Apply: Apply directly to sponsor by September 2. See grant announcement for complete list of materials to be submitted with application. 

More Info: http://grants.univstats.com/grant/ED-GRANTS-072814-002

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Title: Research on Children in Military Families: The Impact of Parental Military Deployment and Reintegration on Child and Family Functioning (R01) (PA-11-200)

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

Deadline: 09/15/2014

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

Description: The purpose of this funding opportunity announcement (FOA) is to encourage interdisciplinary studies on the impact of parental military deployment, combat-related stress, and reintegration with the family on child social and affective development outcomes as well as on family functioning.  Longitudinal prospective studies with diverse samples would address important gaps in the literature and are highly encouraged.  Descriptive studies addressing the particular concerns of early childhood, middle childhood and adolescence are also encouraged. 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-11-200.html

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Title: Dissertation Fellowship Program

Sponsor: National Academy of Education & the Spencer Foundation

Deadline: 10/03/2014

Amount: $25,000 

Description: The Dissertation Fellowship Program seeks to encourage a new generation of scholars from a wide range of disciplines and professional fields to undertake research relevant to the improvement of education. These fellowships support individuals whose dissertations show potential for bringing fresh and constructive perspectives to the history, theory, or practice of formal or informal education anywhere in the world. Applicants should plan to complete their dissertation in one to two years. International students studying at U.S. universities may apply.

How to Apply: Apply directly to sponsor by October 3. See grant announcement for complete list of materials to be submitted with application.

More Info: http://www.naeducation.org/NAED_080200.htm

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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: 10/04/2014

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. The U01 funding mechanism is intended to support a discrete, specified, circumscribed project to be performed by the named investigator(s) in an area representing his or her specific interest and competencies.

How to Apply: Submit Letter of Intent directly to sponsor by October 4. 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 October 14.

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

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Title: Performing Arts Japan (PAJ)

Sponsor: Japan Foundation

Deadline: 10/06/2014

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

Description: PAJ support is designed for nonprofit organizations in the United States and Canada working to introduce Japanese performing arts to local audiences. The main goals of the program are to increase access to the Japanese performing arts in the United States and Canada, especially outside major metropolitan areas; to foster an understanding of the Japanese performing arts by providing educational programs for audiences in each touring location apart from public performances; and to support collaborative projects between Japanese and American/Canadian performing artists.

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 October 6.

More Info: http://www.jfny.org/arts_and_culture/DL/paj/PAJ_Guidelines_2015_2016.pdf

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Title: Social, Behavioral, and Economic Sciences (SBE) Postdoctoral Research Fellowships (SPRF) (NSF 12-591)

Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)

Deadline: 10/06/2014

Amount: $55,000

Description: The Directorate for Social, Behavioral and Economic Sciences (SBE) offers Postdoctoral Research Fellowships in two tracks: (i) Broadening Participation (SPRF-BP), and (ii) Interdisciplinary Research in Behavioral and Social Sciences (SPRF-IBSS). See the full text of the solicitation for detailed description of these tracks.

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 October 6. 

More Info: http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=504810&org=NSF

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Title: Collaborative Research in Computational Neuroscience (CRCNS)  (NSF 14-504)

Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)

Deadline: 10/07/2014

Amount: $100,000-$250,000/yr.

Description: Computational neuroscience provides a theoretical foundation and a rich set of technical approaches for understanding complex neurobiological systems, building on the theory, methods, and findings of computer science, neuroscience, and numerous other disciplines. Two classes of proposals will be considered in response to this solicitation: Research Proposals describing collaborative research projects, and Data Sharing Proposals to enable sharing of data and other resources. Domestic and international projects will be considered.

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 October 7.

More Info: http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2014/nsf14504/nsf14504.htm

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Title: Individual Residential Fellowship

Sponsor: Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences (CASBS) at Stanford University

Deadline: 10/08/2014

Amount: Salary-based Stipend

Description: The Center offers a residential postdoctoral fellowship program for scientists and scholars from this country and abroad. Since 1954, CASBS fellowships have been awarded to scholars working in a diverse range of disciplines. These include the five core social and behavioral disciplines of anthropology, economics, political science, psychology and sociology as well as scholars from a wide range of humanistic disciplines, education, linguistics and the biological sciences.

How to Apply: Apply directly to sponsor by October 8. See grant announcement for complete list of materials to be submitted with application.

More Info: http://www.casbs.org/individual-residential-fellowship  

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Title: Sabbatical Grants for Researchers

Sponsor: Louisville Institute

Deadline: 10/10/2014

Amount: $40,000 

Description: The Sabbatical Grants for Researchers program at the Louisville Institute aims to identify and support ecclesiastically engaged academics and intellectually astute pastoral and religious leaders whose scholarly research work can contribute to the vitality of Christianity in North America. The program is designed to bring pastors and academics together and help them share their insights into the life of churches. The program supports year-long sabbatical research and writing projects that will advance religious and theological scholarship in ways that also address practical issues concerning Christian faith and life, pastoral leadership, and/or religious institutions. Ordinarily applicants will be fully employed at accredited academic institutions and will be eligible for up to a full academic year of leave from teaching. Proposed projects may employ a variety of methodological perspectives, including but not limited to historical, systematic, and practical theology; the social sciences; history; ethics; or biblical studies. Projects also may be interdisciplinary but must demonstrate relevance to improving the life of churches in North America.

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 October 10.

More Info: http://www.louisville-institute.org/Grants/programs/sgfrdetail.aspx

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Title: Early Career Award for Public Engagement with Science

Sponsor: American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)

Deadline: 10/15/2014

Amount: $5,000 

Description: Established in 2010, this award recognizes early-career scientists and engineers who demonstrate excellence in fostering greater public engagement with science. Nominees will have conducted science activities with a focus on interactive dialogue between themselves and a non-scientific, public audience. Types of public engagement activities might include informal science education, public outreach, public policy, and/or science communication activities such as mass media, public dialogue, radio, TV and film, science café, science exhibit, science fair, and social and online media.

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

More Info: http://www.aaas.org/page/aaas-early-career-award-public-engagement-science

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Title: Fitch Mid-Career Grants

Sponsor: James Marston Fitch Charitable Foundation

Deadline: 10/15/2014

Amount: $15,000

Description: Fitch Mid-Career grants of up to $15,000 are awarded annually to one or two mid-career professionals who have an academic background, professional experience and an established identity in one or more of the following fields: historic preservation, architecture, landscape architecture, urban design, environmental planning, architectural history and the decorative arts. The James Marston Fitch Charitable Foundation will consider proposals for the research and/or the execution of the preservation-related projects in any of these fields. Grants are awarded only to individuals, not organizations. The Foundation does not fund university-sponsored research projects or dissertation research. Applicants must be mid-career professionals with at least 10 years experience in historic preservation or related fields, including architecture, landscape architecture, architectural conservation, urban design, environmental planning, archaeology, architectural history, and the decorative arts. Applicants must be legal residents or citizens of the United States.

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

More Info: http://fitchfoundation.org/filter/Grants/ApplicationFitch-Mid-Career-Grant-and-Samuel-H-Kress-Fellowship

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Title: Integrated Earth Systems (IES) (NSF 12-613)

Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)

Deadline: 10/24/2014

Amount: $1,000,000-3,000,000

Description: The overall goal of the program is to provide opportunity for collaborative, multidisciplinary research into the operation, dynamics and complexity of Earth systems. Specifically, IES will provide research opportunities for the study of Earth systems from the core of the Earth to the top of the critical zone with a specific focus on subsystems that include continental, terrestrial and deep Earth subsystems at all temporal and spatial scales. IES will provide opportunities to focus on Earth systems connected to topics which include (but are not limited to) the continents; the terrestrial, surficial Earth systems including physical, chemical and biotic dimensions; linkages among tectonics, climate, landscape change, topography and geochemical cycles including core and mantle processes.

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 October 24.

More Info: http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2012/nsf12613/nsf12613.htm

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Title: Research Grants in Suicide Prevention

Sponsor: American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP)

Deadline: 10/30/2014

Amount: $30,000-$225,000

Description: AFSP is committed to funding innovative research in all areas related to suicide. In an effort to stimulate research in understudied areas, we select priority areas for funding. Our AFSP Suicide Research Grants Program Priority Areas for 2014–15 are 1) the high risk period following discharge from an inpatient hospital or emergency department or 2) assessment and/or intervention in primary care settings. In addition we continue to maintain a strong interest research related to survivors of suicide loss.

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 October 30. 

More Info: https://www.afsp.org/research/research-grant-information/information-for-prospective-grant-applicants

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Title: Geophysics (NSF 12-598)

Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)

Deadline: 11/05/2014

Amount: Unspecified

Description: The Geophysics Program supports basic research in the physics of the solid earth to explore its composition, structure, and processes from the Earth's surface to it's deepest interior. Laboratory, field, theoretical, and computational studies are supported. Topics include seismicity, seismic wave propagation, and the nature and occurrence of geophysical hazards; the Earth's magnetic, gravity, and electrical fields; the Earth's thermal structure; and geodynamics. Supported research also includes geophysical studies of active deformation, including geodesy, and theoretical and experimental studies of the properties and behavior of Earth materials.

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 November 5.

More Info: http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=13682  

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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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