College of Liberal Arts

COLA Grants Digest: March 11, 2014

Tue, Mar 11, 2014

Announcements 

Grant Solicitations: How to Get the Most Out of One Reading

March 20, 2014, 9-10AM, GEB 3.212

In this workshop you will learn to identify the most pertinent information in a grant solicitation. We will discuss the meaning of some of the most frequently used words and phrases in these documents and what they mean for you when preparing various sections of your proposal. You will also receive checklists covering the items to note during the first and second readings of the solicitation. This workshop is intended for all College of Liberal Arts principal and co-principal investigators, including faculty, postdoctoral and research fellows. Please RSVP to Kathy Thatcher (thatcher@austin.utexas.edu) by March 13.

NSF Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Grant Workshop

April 11, 2014, 1-2:30 PM, GEB 4.214

This workshop is intended for graduate students interested in the NSF Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Grant proposal, especially those planning to submit an application during the summer and fall semesters of 2014. Faculty advisors interested in understanding the application and submission procedures are also invited to attend this session. You will learn the process for getting your application submitted at UT; what the various components of the application are and how to complete them; and how to access and complete a FastLane application. Please RSVP to Kathy Thatcher (thatcher@austin.utexas.edu) by April 1.

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Title: Strengthening Secondary Education

Sponsor: Arthur Vining Davis Foundations

Deadline: 3/13/2014

Amount: $100,000-$200,000

Description: The Arthur Vining Davis Foundations supports innovative professional development programs that strengthen teachers in grades 9-12. Their teaching projects may cover a wide range of initiatives intended to improve teaching and should aim to develop solutions with potential for wide application or replication by others. Requests to support well-established programs should be for initiatives with the potential to improve the program significantly. Special consideration will be given to projects in their early stages that address the concerns and problems of secondary education on a national level. In considering proposals to support high school teaching, sustained partnerships between the faculties of colleges (e.g., arts and sciences and education) and school districts, or collaborative efforts involving reform organizations, colleges/universities, and high schools are encouraged. 

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  March 13. NOTE: Proposals under this program must be signed by the head of the institution or organization. 

More Info: http://www.avdf.org/FoundationsPrograms/SecondaryEducation.aspx

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Title: Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA) Individual Predoctoral Fellowship (F31) (PA-14-147)

Sponsor: National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Deadline: 3/18/2014

Amount: $22,476/yr. stipend; $4,200 institutional allowance; tuition

Description: The purpose of the Kirschstein-NRSA predoctoral fellowship (F31) award is to enable promising predoctoral students to obtain individualized, mentored research training from outstanding faculty sponsors while conducting dissertation research in scientific health-related fields relevant to the missions of the participating NIH Institutes and Centers. The proposed mentored research training must reflect the applicants dissertation research project and is expected to clearly enhance the individuals potential to develop into a productive, independent research scientist. Applicants are encouraged to apply early to allow adequate time to make any corrections to errors found in the application during the submission process by the due date. 

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 March 18.

More Info: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-14-147.html

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Title: Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA) Individual Postdoctoral Fellowship (F32) (PA-14-149)

Sponsor: National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Deadline: 3/18/2014

Amount: Varies

Description: The purpose of the Kirschstein-NRSA postdoctoral fellowship is to enhance the research training of promising postdoctoral candidates who have the potential to become productive, independent investigators in scientific health-related research fields relevant to the missions of the participating NIH Institutes and Centers. Applicants are encouraged to apply early to allow adequate time to make any corrections to errors found in the application during the submission process by the due date.  

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 March 18.

More Info: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-14-149.html

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Title: Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Awards (NRSA) for Individual Senior Fellowship (F33) (PA-151)

Sponsor: National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Deadline: 3/18/2014

Amount: Varies

Description: The National Institutes of Health (NIH) awards senior individual research training fellowships to experienced scientists who wish to make major changes in the direction of their research careers or who wish to broaden their scientific background by acquiring new research capabilities as independent investigators in research fields relevant to the missions of participating NIH Institutes and Centers. Applicants are encouraged to apply early to allow adequate time to make any corrections to errors found in the application during the submission process by the due date.

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 March 18.

More Info: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-14-151.html

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Title: Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA) Individual Predoctoral Fellowship to Promote Diversity in Health-Related Research (F31-Diversity) (PA-14-148)

Sponsor: National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Deadline: 3/24/2014

Amount: $22,476/yr. stipend; $4,200 institutional allowance; tuition

Description: The purpose of this Kirschstein-NRSA predoctoral fellowship (F31) award is to enhance the diversity of the health-related research workforce by supporting the research training of predoctoral students from population groups that have been shown to be underrepresented in the biomedical, behavioral, or clinical research workforce. Such individuals include those from underrepresented racial and ethnic groups, those with disabilities, and those from disadvantaged backgrounds. Through this award program, promising predoctoral students will obtain individualized, mentored research training from outstanding faculty sponsors while conducting well-defined research projects in scientific health-related fields relevant to the missions of the participating NIH Institutes and Centers. The proposed mentored research training is expected to clearly enhance the individuals potential to develop into a productive, independent research scientist.  Applicants are encouraged to apply early to allow adequate time to make any corrections to errors found in the application during the submission process by the due date.

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 March 24.

More Info: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-14-148.html

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Title: Global Transitional Justice Initiative (DRLA-DRLAQM-13-085, CFDA 19.345)

Sponsor: U.S. Department of State (DOS), Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor (DRL)

Deadline: 3/28/2014

Amount: $750,000

Description: Around the world, there is an increasing call for justice, truth, and reconciliation in countries where legacies of gross human rights violations cast a shadow on transitions from repressive regimes to participatory and democratic forms of governance.  Transitional justice processes can help to achieve these goals through mechanisms that ensure accountability, serve justice, uncover and record the truth, provide remedies and reparations to victims and those who mourn them, reform institutions, and promote healing and reconciliation.  DRL invites organizations to submit proposals outlining program concepts and capacity to manage projects related to the Global Transitional Justice Initiative. 

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 March 28.

More Info: http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=252315

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Title: John F. Richards Fellowship Program: Research Fellowships and Afghanistan Travel Fellowship

Sponsor: American Institute of Afghanistan Studies (AIAS)

Deadline: 4/10/2014

Amount: Research: $6,000; Travel: $3,000 

Description: The American Institute of Afghanistan Studies (AIAS) invites applications for support of short-term research or other scholarly projects that will advance the knowledge of Afghanistan. The Institute will be accepting applications for proposed projects along two tiers of the John F. Richards Fellowship Program. The program includes two different types of fellowships. Applicants must be individual members of AIAS to apply. Research Fellowships are intended for U.S. Citizens who are Pre-doctoral, Post-doctoral, Junior or Senior Scholars, and cannot be used for travel to, from, or within Afghanistan. Travel Fellowships are designated for Senior Scholars only, candidates may be U.S. citizens, permanent residents, or hold U.S. institutional appointments. Applicants may apply for one or both fellowships.

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

More Info: http://afghan-institute.org/aias/research-fellowships/2014-john-f-richards-fellowships/

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Title: Elizabeth Neuffer Fellowship

Sponsor: International Women’s Media Foundation

Deadline: 4/11/2014

Amount: Living stipend

Description: The goal of the Elizabeth Neuffer Fellowship is to provide a woman journalist with a transformative experience that will impact her career by offering her the opportunity to conduct research at leading academic institutions and build journalistic skills. The Elizabeth Neuffer Fellowship seeks to impact public awareness of human rights journalism by encouraging dialogue and discussion about critical human rights issues. Open to women journalists worldwide whose work focuses on human rights and social justice. Journalists working in the print, broadcast and Internet media, including freelancers, are eligible to apply. Applicants must have a minimum of three years of experience in journalism.

How to Apply: Apply directly to sponsor by April 11. See grant announcement for complete list of materials to be submitted with application. 

More Info: http://www.iwmf.org/our-impact/training/elizabeth-neuffer-fellowship/apply/

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Title: Initiative for Maximizing Student Development (IMSD) (R25) (PAR-14-121)

Sponsor: National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Deadline: 4/15/2014

Amount: Unspecified

Description: The NIH Research Education Program (R25) supports research education activities in the mission areas of the NIH. The goal of this NIGMS R25 program is to support educational activities that enhance the diversity of the biomedical, behavioral and clinical research workforce. To this end, this funding opportunity announcement encourages the development of creative educational activities with a primary focuses on research experiences, courses for skills development and mentoring activities.

How to Apply: Contact your departmental Grants and Contracts Specialist or Kathy Thatcher (thatcher@austin.utexas.edu) in Liberal Arts Grants Services and return Proposal Review Form by April 15.

More Info: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-14-121.html

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Title: Understanding Inequality

Sponsor: William T. Grant Foundation

Deadline: 4/15/2014

Amount: $600,000

Description: Through its new Understanding Inequality program, the foundation will award grants of up to $600,000 in support of research that focuses on ways to reduce disparities in the academic, behavioral, social, and economic outcomes among youth. Priority will be given to projects related to inequality on the basis of economic, racial/ethnic, and language backgrounds; research that explores other areas of inequality will be considered based on a compelling case for its impact.

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 April 15.

More Info: http://www.wtgrantfoundation.org/funding_opportunities/research_grants/reducing-inequality

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Title: Advancing Structural Level Interventions Through Enhanced Understanding of Social Determinants in HIV Prevention and Care (R01) (PA-14-133)

Sponsor: National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Deadline: 4/16/2014

Amount: $250,000/yr. direct costs, 1-5 yrs. 

Description: This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) encourages applications that propose to understand and address social determinants associated with the prevention and treatment of HIV. This FOA describes two research endeavors that are unique and overlapping. The first is to characterize those social determinants that are most relevant to HIV prevention and treatment outcomes, particularly in their association with inequities in HIV risk or disease outcomes. The second is to develop and test structural interventions aimed at reducing the negative impact or maximizing positive aspects of social determinants.

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 April 16.

More Info: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-14-133.html

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Title: Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA) Individual Predoctoral Fellowship in AIDS Research (F31) (PA-14-147)

Sponsor: National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Deadline: 4/16/2014

Amount: $22,476/ yr. stipend; $4,200 institutional allowance; tuition 

Description: The purpose of this Kirschstein-NRSA predoctoral fellowship (F31) award is to enable promising predoctoral students performing AIDS research to obtain individualized, mentored research training from outstanding faculty sponsors while conducting dissertation research in scientific health-related fields relevant to the missions of the participating NIH Institutes and Centers. The proposed mentored research training must reflect the applicants dissertation research project and is expected to clearly enhance the individuals potential to develop into a productive, independent research scientist. Applicants are encouraged to apply early to allow adequate time to make any corrections to errors found in the application during the submission process by the due date.

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 April 16.

More Info: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-14-147.html

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Title: Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA) Individual Postdoctoral Fellowship in AIDS Research (Parent F32) (PA-14-149)

Sponsor: National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Deadline: 4/16/2014

Amount: Varies

Description: The purpose of the Kirschstein-NRSA postdoctoral fellowship is to enhance the research training of promising postdoctoral candidates performing AIDS research who have the potential to become productive, independent investigators in scientific health-related research fields relevant to the missions of the participating NIH Institutes and Centers. Applicants are encouraged to apply early to allow adequate time to make any corrections to errors found in the application during the submission process by the due date.  

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 April 16.

More Info: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-14-149.html

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Title: HIV/AIDS, Drug Use, and Vulnerable Populations in the U.S. (R21) (PA-12-280)

Sponsor: National Institutes of Health (NIH), National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)

Deadline: 4/16/2014

Amount: $275,000

Description: Despite progress in HIV/AIDS treatment and prevention and reductions in HIV/morbidity and mortality, HIV/AIDS health disparities remain a challenge that must be addressed.  This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) encourages research to identify the role(s) that drug abuse plays in fueling the epidemic in vulnerable groups (racial/ethnic minorities, men who have sex with men (MSM), youth) in the United States and to develop effective interventions to prevent new infections and to improve the health and well-being of those living with HIV/AIDS. This FOA will support studies in vulnerable populations to: 1) understand the contribution of drug abuse (both injection and non-injection) to the acquisition and/or transmission of HIV; 2) study disease progression and disease outcomes; 3) develop and/or improve prevention and treatment interventions, particularly comprehensive, integrated interventions; 4) improve the availability, delivery and quality of evidence-based prevention and treatment services across a variety of settings; and 5) address organizational, structural, and/or community level factors including social, drug-using, and sexual networks associated with health disparities.

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 April 16.

More Info: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-12-280.html

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Title: HIV/AIDS, Drug Use, and Vulnerable Populations in the U.S. (R01) (PA-12-281)

Sponsor: National Institutes of Health (NIH), National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)

Deadline: 4/16/2014

Amount: $250,000/yr. direct costs, 1-5 yrs.

Description: Despite progress in HIV/AIDS treatment and prevention and reductions in HIV/morbidity and mortality, HIV/AIDS health disparities remain a challenge that must be addressed. This FOA encourages research to identify the role(s) that drug abuse plays in fueling the epidemic in vulnerable groups (racial/ethnic minorities, men who have sex with men (MSM), youth) in the United States and to develop effective interventions to prevent new infections and to improve the health and well-being of those living with HIV/AIDS. This FOA will support studies in vulnerable populations to: 1) understand the contribution of drug abuse (both injection and non-injection) to the acquisition and/or transmission of HIV; 2) study disease progression and disease outcomes; 3) develop and/or improve prevention and treatment interventions, particularly comprehensive, integrated interventions; 4) improve the availability, delivery and quality of evidence-based prevention and treatment services across a variety of settings; and 5) address organizational, structural, and/or community level factors including social, drug-using, and sexual networks associated with health disparities.

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 April 16.

More Info: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-12-281.html

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Title: Applied Social Issues Internship

Sponsor: Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues (SPSSI)

Deadline: 4/25/2014

Amount: $300-$2,500 

Description: This funding opportunities encourages research that is conducted in cooperation with a community or government organization, public interest group or other not-for-profit entity that will benefit directly from the project. Graduate students in psychology, applied social science, and related disciplines are eligible. Applicant must be a SPSSI member.

How to Apply: Apply directly to sponsor by April 25. See grant announcement for complete list of materials to be submitted with application.

More Info: http://www.spssi.org/index.cfm?fuseaction=page.viewpage&pageid=637  

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Title: Silvio O. Conte Centers for Basic or Translational Mental Health Research (P50) (PAR-14-120)

Sponsor: National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Deadline: 5/1/2014

Amount: $2,000,000

Description: The institute seeks teams of researchers working at different levels of analysis and employing integrative, novel, and creative experimental approaches to address high-risk, high-impact questions with the primary objective of: (a) advancing the state of the science in brain and behavior research that will ultimately provide the foundation for understanding mental disorders; (b) supporting the integration and translation of basic and clinical neuroscience research on severe mental illnesses; and/or (c) advancing our understanding of the neurobehavioral developmental mechanisms and trajectories of psychopathology that begin in childhood and adolescence. This program is intended only for projects that could not be achieved using other, more standard grant mechanisms. 

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 1.

More Info: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-14-120.html

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Title: Korean Studies Dissertation Workshop

Sponsor: Social Science Research Council (SSRC)

Deadline: 5/1/2014

Amount: Unspecified 

Description: The SSRC Korean Studies Dissertation Workshop seeks to create a sustained network of advanced graduate students and faculty by providing the opportunity to give and receive critical feedback on dissertations in progress. The workshop is open to participants from all fields in the social sciences and humanities and from institutions throughout the U.S and Canada. Individual students lead discussions of their projects with mentor faculty and student peers from various disciplines to receive creative and critical input on improving their fieldwork plans or writing strategies. Based on narrative project descriptions submitted as part of the application packet, participants will prepare a synthetic essay incorporating all projects, from which broader methodological and thematic discussions will be developed and incorporated into the four-day agenda.

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

More Info: http://www.ssrc.org/fellowships/ksdw/

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Title: Building and Enhancing Criminal Justice Researcher-Practitioner Partnerships (NIJ-2014-3724, CFDA 16-560)

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

Deadline: 5/7/2014

Amount: $1,000-$2,000,000

Description: NIJ is seeking proposals for multiple criminal justice research projects involving researcher-practitioner partnerships as well as capturing detailed descriptions of these collaborations. While other NIJ solicitations often encourage researcher-practitioner partnerships, this solicitation directly focuses on supporting criminal justice research and evaluation activities that include a researcher-practitioner partnership component. NIJ intends to support criminal justice research in two areas related to new and ongoing researcher-practitioner collaborations: 1. Junior Faculty Grant Program to Promote Criminal Justice Researcher-Practitioner Partnerships. 2. Criminal Justice Researcher-Practitioner Fellowship Placement Program.

How to Apply: Contact your departmental Grants and Contracts Specialist or Kathy Thatcher (thatcher@austin.utexas.edu) in Liberal Arts Grants Services and return Proposal Review Form by May 7. 

More Info: https://ncjrs.gov/pdffiles1/nij/sl001104.pdf

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Title: Hydrologic Sciences (NSF 13-531)

Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)

Deadline: 5/12/2014

Amount: $250,000-$700,000

Description: The Hydrologic Sciences Program focuses on the fluxes of water in the environment that constitute the water cycle as well as the mass and energy transport function of the water cycle in the environment. The Program supports studying processes from rainfall to runoff to infiltration and streamflow; evaporation and transpiration; as well as the flow of water in soils and aquifers and the transport of suspended, dissolved and colloidal components. Water is seen as the mode of coupling among various components of the environment and emphasis is placed on how the coupling is enabled by the water cycle and how it functions as a process

How to Apply: Contact your departmental Grants and Contracts Specialist or Kathy Thatcher (thatcher@austin.utexas.edu) in Liberal Arts Grants Services and return Proposal Review Form by May 12.

More Info: http://www.nsf.gov/publications/pub_summ.jsp?ods_key=nsf13531   

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Title: Women’s Mental Health During Pregnancy and the Postpartum Period (R01) (PA-12-216)

Sponsor: National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Deadline: 5/15/2014

Amount: $250,000/yr. direct costs, 1-5 yrs. 

Description: The purpose of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to outline priority areas for research related to women’s mental health during pregnancy and the postpartum period. Priority areas include basic and clinical neuroscience, studies of clinical course, epidemiological factors and risk factors, as well as interventions and services research. The NIMH, NICHD, and NIDA are committed to supporting research that will increase scientific understanding of and treatments for mental disorders experienced by women during and following pregnancy. Reduction of the public health burden of mental disorders during this perinatal period will improve the health and well-being of new mothers, their children and families.

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-12-216.html

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Title: Estimating the Economic Costs of Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementias (R01) (PA-12-255)

Sponsor: National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Deadline: 5/15/2014

Amount: $250,000/yr. direct costs, 1-5 yrs.

Description: Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia are widely believed to impose great economic costs on society, but the magnitude of those costs is unclear. This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) encourages research on the economic costs of Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias, including direct and indirect costs to public and private health care payers, families and other informal caregivers, as well as labor market costs from reduced productivity or labor force participation. 

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-12-255.html

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Title: Examination of Survivorship Care Planning Efficacy and Impact (R01) (PA-12-275)

Sponsor: National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Deadline: 5/15/2014

Amount: $250,000/yr. direct costs, 1-5 yrs. 

Description: The purpose of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to stimulate research to evaluate the effect of care planning on cancer survivors' health and psychosocial outcomes; self-management of late effects and adherence to cancer screening and health behavior guidelines; utilization of follow-up care; organizational-level factors influencing the implementation of care planning; and associated costs. Specifically, the FOA aims to stimulate research that will: 1) develop and test metrics for evaluating the impact of survivorship care planning; 2) evaluate the impact of survivorship care planning on cancer survivors' morbidity, self-management and adherence to care recommendations, utilization of follow-up care, and on systems outcomes, such as associated costs and impact on organizations implementing care planning; and 3) identify models and processes of care that promote effective survivorship care planning.

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-12-274.html

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Title: Basic Mechanisms of Brain Development for Substance Use and Dependence (R01) (PA-14-026)

Sponsor: National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Deadline: 5/15/2014

Amount: $250,000/yr. direct costs, 1-5 yrs. 

Description: This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA)  encourages Research Project Grant (R01) applications from institutions/organizations that propose to study the developing brain or brain areas that play significant roles in mediating emotional and motivated behavior and in substance use and dependence. All stages of brain development are of interest, but a new emphasis of the current reissue of this initiative is to support basic neuroscience research on fundamental mechanisms of brain development during pre-puberty and the adolescent period in relation to the problems of substance abuse and co-morbidity with psychiatric disorders. Topics of interest pertaining to brain development of this initiative include, but are not limited to, the euphoric properties of abused substances, actions of psychotherapeutic agents, and their consequences on memory, cognitive and emotional processes.

How to Apply: Contact your departmental Grants and Contracts Specialist or Kathy Thatcher (thatcher@austin.utexas.edu) in the in Liberal Arts Grants Services and return Proposal Review Form by May 15.

More Info: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-14-026.html

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Title: Chronic Condition Self-Management in Children and Adolescents (R01) (PA-14-029)

Sponsor: National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Deadline: 5/15/2014

Amount: $250,000/yr. direct costs, 1-5 yrs.

Description: The purpose of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to encourage research to improve self-management and quality of life in children and adolescents with chronic conditions. Managing a chronic condition is an unremitting responsibility for children and their families. Children with a chronic condition and their families have a long-term responsibility for self-management.  This FOA encourages research that takes into consideration various factors that influence self-management such as individual differences, biological and psychological factors, family and sociocultural context, family-community dynamics, healthcare system factors, technological advances, and the role of the environment.  

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-14-029.html

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Title: Reducing Health Disparities Among Minority and Underserved Children (R01) (PA-14-033)

Sponsor: National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Deadline: 5/15/2014

Amount: $250,000/yr. direct costs, 1-5 yrs.

Description: This initiative encourages research that targets the reduction of health disparities among children. Specific targeted areas of research include biobehavioral studies that incorporate multiple factors that influence child health disparities such as biological (e.g., genetics, cellular, organ systems), lifestyle factors, environmental (e.g., physical and family environments) social (e.g., peers), economic, institutional, and cultural and family influences; studies that target the specific health promotion needs of children with a known health condition and/or disability; and studies that test and evaluate the comparative effectiveness of health promotion interventions conducted in traditional and nontraditional settings.

How to Apply: Contact your departmental Grants and Contracts Specialist or Kathy Thatcher (thatcher@austin.utexas.edu) in in Liberal Arts Grants Services and return Proposal Review Form by May 15.

More Info: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-14-033.html

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Title: Women & Sex/Gender Differences in Drug and Alcohol Abuse/Dependence (R01) (PA-14-038)

Sponsor: National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Deadline: 5/15/2014

Amount: $250,000/yr. direct costs, 1-5 yrs.

Description: The purpose of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to advance research on male-females differences in drug and alcohol abuse and addiction and on factors specific to women.  Both human and animal model studies are sought.   

How to Apply: Contact your departmental Grants and Contracts Specialist or Kathy Thatcher (thatcher@austin.utexas.edu) in in Liberal Arts Grants Services and return Proposal Review Form by May 15.

More Info: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-14-038.html

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Title: Family-Centered Self-Management of Chronic Conditions  (R01) (PA-14-112)

Sponsor: National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Deadline: 5/15/2014

Amount: $250,000/yr. direct costs, 1-5 yrs.

Description: The purpose of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to encourage research that seeks to build the science of family-centered self-management (FCSM) in chronic conditions. Family-centered self-management is the purposeful incorporation of health-related behaviors into an individual’s daily functioning within the context of the family, taking into account friendship networks and community relationships. FCSM focuses on active involvement of both the individual and family member(s) or supportive other(s) to simultaneously manage symptoms, treatments, lifestyle changes, and psychosocial consequences associated with chronic conditions in a manner that reflects their values and beliefs in personally meaningful ways.

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-14-112.html

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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: 5/15/2014

Amount: $250,000/yr. direct costs, 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. 

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-11-200.html

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Title: Public Health Impact of the Changing Policy/Legal Environment for Marijuana (R01) (PAS-14-020)

Sponsor: National Institutes of Health (NIH), National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)

Deadline: 5/15/2014

Amount: $250,000/yr. direct costs, 1-5 yrs.

Description: This initiative encourages research on the impact of changing marijuana policies and laws on public health outcomes, including marijuana exposure among children, adolescents, and adults; other licit and illicit drug use; education and professional achievement; social development; risky behaviors (e.g., drugged driving); mental health; HIV, etc.

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/PAS-14-020.html

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Title: Neuroimmune Signaling and Function in Substance Use Disorders (R01) (PA-14-084)

Sponsor: National Institutes of Health (NIH), National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)

Deadline: 5/15/2014

Amount: $250,000/yr. direct costs, 1-5 yrs. 

Description: The purpose of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to encourage the submission of research project grant applications that propose to examine the molecular, cellular, circuit, and behavioral responses to neuroimmune signaling within the central nervous system (CNS) as it pertains to the initiation, escalation, and maintenance of, and the neurological consequences resulting from, substance use disorders (SUDs), and to abstinence and withdrawal from, and subsequent relapse of, drug use. The goal of this understudied area of research is to determine the extent to which neuroimmune responses contribute to or protect against current and future risk and consequences of SUDs. 

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-14-084.html

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Title: Lynton Award

Sponsor: New England Resource Center for HIgher Education (NERCHE)

Deadline: 5/16/2014

Amount: Unspecified

Description: NERCHE, in partnership with the Center for Engaged Democracy at Merrimack College, is inviting nominations for the 2014 Ernest A. Lynton Award for the Scholarship of Engagement for Early Career Faculty, which recognizes a full-time faculty member (pre-tenure or with a long-term contract) who connects his or her teaching, research, and service to community engagement. The scholarship of engagement represents an integrated view of faculty roles in which teaching, research/creative activity, and service overlap and are mutually reinforcing; is characterized by scholarly work tied to a faculty member's expertise; is of benefit to the external community; is visible and shared with community stakeholders; and reflects the mission of the institution.

How to Apply: Submit nominations directly to sponsor by May 16. See grant announcement for complete list of materials to be submitted with application.

More Info: http://nerche.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=1114&Itemid=582

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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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