College of Liberal Arts

COLA Grants Digest: April 1, 2014

Tue, Apr 1, 2014

Announcements:

National Science Foundation (NSF) Grants Conference

June 23-24, 2014; Denver, CO

Key officials representing each NSF program directorate, administrative office, Office of General Counsel, and Office of the Inspector General will participate in this two-day conference. The conference is considered a must for new faculty, researchers, educators, and administrators who want to gain insight into a wide range of important and timely issues at NSF including: the state of current funding; the proposal and award process; and current and recently updated policies and procedures.

More Info: http://www.nsf.gov/events/event_summ.jsp?cntn_id=129608&WT.mc_id=USNSF_13&WT.mc_ev=click

 

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 7.

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Title: Building Cooperation and Awareness for Citizen Rights in Eastern Indonesia (DRLA-DRLAQM-14-036, CFDA 19.345)

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

Deadline: 4/11/2014

Amount: $200,000-$400,000

Description: DRL is seeking applications for projects that will support programs aimed at promoting awareness of citizen rights and enhancing participation of marginalized populations in Eastern Indonesia. Activities may include building the capacity of civil society organizations and entities working for the promotion of traditional rights and improved community engagement; strengthening mediation and reconciliation skills and tools for minority communities; increasing access to information in areas with ethnic minorities; and strengthening cooperation among ethnic communities, including by engaging with community leaders, traditional leaders, civil society, human rights organizations, and other relevant stakeholders. 

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 11.

More Info: http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=253080

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Title: Summer Graduate Fellowhsips

Sponsor: University of Texas at Austin, Bernard and Audre Rapoport Center for Human Rights and Justice

Deadline: 4/14/2014

Amount: $2,000-$4,000 

Description: The Rapoport Center for Human Rights and Justice at the University of Texas School of Law is currently considering applications for UT law and graduate students to be summer fellows at the Center. This summer we are particularly interested in candidates with experience or serious interest in scholarly publications, event planning, fundraising, publication/graphic design, grant writing, and/or film editing, and in candidates with specialized knowledge of human rights. These fellowships, open to all Law and graduate students, are an excellent opportunity for students interested in incorporating the study and practice of human rights into their research and professional development and in staying informed of developments in human rights scholarship.

How to Apply: Apply directly to sponsor by April 14. Contact William Chandler (wchandler@law.utexas.edu) for list of materials to be submitted with application.

More Info: http://www.utexas.edu/law/centers/humanrights/students/grad-fellowships.php

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Title: High-Risk Youth Mentoring Research (OJJDP-2014-3788, CFDA 16.726)

Sponsor: U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), Office of Juvenile Justice Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP)

Deadline: 4/21/2014

Amount: $1,000,000

Description: Mentoring has been shown to be an effective intervention for youth; however, more research is needed to understand how youth at high risk for delinquency are best supported through mentoring. The High-Risk Youth Mentoring Research program will support research and evaluations to further examine how certain characteristics, components, and practices of mentoring programs can best support youth who are at particularly high risk for delinquency. 

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 21.

More Info: http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=252949

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Title: Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study Fellowships

Sponsor: Harvard University

Deadline: 5/1/2014

Amount: $70,000 + research expenses 

Description: The Radcliffe Institute Fellowship Program is a scholarly community where individuals pursue advanced work across a wide range of academic disciplines, professions, and creative arts. Radcliffe Institute fellowships are designed to support scholars, scientists, artists, and writers of exceptional promise and demonstrated accomplishment who wish to pursue work in academic and professional fields and in the creative arts. Scholars in any field with a doctorate or appropriate terminal degree at least two years prior to appointment (by December 2013) in the area of the proposed project and who have published at least two articles in refereed journals or edited collections are eligible to apply. Applicants whose projects draw on the resources of the Institute's Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America (the country's foremost archive in women's history) are looked on favorably, but such a focus is not a requisite for applying. 

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.radcliffe.harvard.edu/how-apply

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Title: Earthquake Hazards Program (EHP) External Research Support (G14AS00036, CFDA 15.807)

Sponsor: U.S. Geological Survey (USGS)

Deadline: 5/1/2014

Amount: Unspecified

Description: USGS Earthquake Hazards Program issues this annual announcement for assistance to support research in earthquake hazards, the physics of earthquakes, earthquake occurrence, and earthquake safety policy.

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 by May 1.

More Info: http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=252944

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Title: Clinical Studies of Mental Illness Not Involving Treatment Development, Efficacy, or Effectiveness Trials (Collaborative R01) (PAR-14-165)

Sponsor: National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Deadline: 5/8/2014

Amount: $500,000/yr.

Description: This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) seeks to support collaborative clinical studies, not involving treatment development, efficacy, or effectiveness trials. Primary areas of focus include mental health genetics, biomarker studies, and studies of mental illnesses (e.g. psychopathology, neurodevelopmental trajectories of psychopathology). Applicants should respond to this FOA when two or more sites are needed to complete the study. Accordingly, the collaborating studies share a specific protocol across the sites and are organized as such in order to increase sample size, accelerate recruitment, or increase sample diversity and representation. In studies with a large number of sites, it is expected that one site will be submitted as a coordinating site for data management and/or other centralized administration. For a linked set of collaborative R01s, each site has its own Program Director/Principal Investigator and the program provides a mechanism for cross-site coordination, quality control, database management, statistical analysis, and reporting. R01 major research grants provide support for health-related research and development based on the mission of the NIH.

How to Apply: Contact your departmental Grants and Contracts Specialist or Kathy Thatcher (thatcher@austin.utexas.edu) in Liberal Arts Grants Services and return Proposal Review Form by May 8.

More Info: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-14-165.html

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Title: Research and Evaluation on Trafficking in Persons (NIJ-2014-3754, CFDA 16.560)

Sponsor: National Institute of Justice (NIJ)

Deadline: 5/12/2014

Amount: Unspecified

Description: With this solicitation, NIJ continues to expand its research and evaluation efforts on the topic of trafficking in persons. The goal of this solicitation is to provide the information and research on evidence-based practices for state, local, and tribal criminal justice agencies. Applicants should propose to develop and analyze information and data that have clear implications for criminal justice in the United States in one of the following areas: (1) cost-effective estimates of the prevalence of human trafficking in the U.S.; (2) human trafficking in Indian Country and Alaska; and (3) evaluations of programs designed to prevent human trafficking or to enhance other criminal justice efforts to reduce such trafficking.

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.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=252940

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Title: Research Visit Grant & Arts Study Visit for Faculty

Sponsor: Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst (DAAD), German Academic Exchange Service

Deadline: 5/15/2014

Amount: €2,000, €2,150,or €2,300/mo.

Description: DAAD offers grants for one to three months in all academic disciplines to scholars at U.S. and Canadian institutions of higher education to pursue research at universities, libraries, archives, institutes, or laboratories in Germany. Grants are awarded for specific research projects and cannot be used for travel only, attendance at conferences or conventions, editorial meetings, lecture tours or extended guest professorships. Scholars at United States or Canadian universities or research institutions who hold the Ph.D. (or equivalent) and have been working in research or teaching full time for at least two years at the time of application and after receipt of the doctorate are eligible.

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

More Info: https://www.daad.org/researchvisit#guidelines

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Title: Kislak Short-term Fellowship for the Study of the History and Cultures of the Early Americas

Sponsor: Library of Congress

Deadline: 5/15/2014

Amount: $4,200/mo. (1-4 mos.)

Description: The Library of Congress offers short-term fellowships for independent scholars, undergraduate and graduate students, and college and university faculty to conduct research based on items from the Kislak Collection. The Kislak Collection spans three millennia and includes masterworks of the pre-Columbian cultures of Mexico, Central America, and the Caribbean and rare books, manuscripts, documents, maps, and artwork from the earliest records of European contact through the period of exploration and settlement the Americas. Complementing the books and manuscripts is an extensive research library of secondary sources

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

More Info: http://www.loc.gov/loc/kluge/fellowships/kislakshort.html

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Title: Effects of Cannabis Use and Cannabinoids on the Developing Brain (R01) (PA-14-163)

Sponsor: National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Deadline: 5/15/2014

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

Description: This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) encourages Research Project Grant (R01) applications from institutions and organizations that propose to study the effects and functional consequences of cannabis and cannabinoid exposures on the developing brain, from pre-, peri-, post-natal development through young adulthood in animal models and humans. Topics of interest pertaining to this FOA include, but are not limited to: molecular and cellular mechanisms of cannabis/cannabinoid effects on the developing brain; long term functional consequences of cannabis/cannabinoid exposure on learning and memory, cognitive and emotional development. R01 major research grants provide support for health-related research and development based on the mission of the NIH.

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

More Info: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-14-163.html

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Title: Media Prize

Sponsor: Society for Personality and Social Psychology (SPSP)

Deadline: 5/15/2014

Amount: $500 honorarium + travel expenses

Description: SPSP has announced a call for nominations for its 2014 Media Prize. The annual prize recognizes a person, normally outside the SPSP community, providing a popular media piece (or collection of pieces) during the previous calendar year that best conveys the contributions of personality or social psychology to the general public. This year, the society will consider pieces published in 2013. In addition to a written published piece, column, etc., a "piece" can also be a radio series, regular TV segment, blog post or series of posts, etc. The 2014 prize will be presented at the annual SPSP conference, which will take place in Long Beach, California, February 26-28, 2015.

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

More Info: http://www.spsp.org/?page=MediaPrize

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Title: Effects of Cannabis Use and Cannabinoids on the Developing Brain (R21) (PA-14-162)

Sponsor: National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Deadline: 5/26/2014

Amount: $275,000/2 yrs.

Description: This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) encourages Research Project Grant (R21) applications from institutions and organizations that propose to study the effects and functional consequences of cannabis and cannabinoid exposures on the developing brain, from pre-, peri-, post-natal development through young adulthood in animal models and humans. Topics of interest pertaining to this FOA include, but are not limited to: molecular and cellular mechanisms of cannabis/cannabinoid effects on the developing brain; long term functional consequences of cannabis/cannabinoid exposure on learning and memory, cognitive and emotional development. The R21 grant mechanism is intended to encourage exploratory/developmental research by providing support for the early and conceptual stages of project development. 

How to Apply: Contact your departmental Grants and Contracts Specialist or Kathy Thatcher (thatcher@austin.utexas.edu) in Liberal Arts Grants Services and return Proposal Review Form by May 26.

More Info: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-14-162.html

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Title: Effects of Cannabis Use and Cannabinoids on the Developing Brain (R03) (PA-14-164)

Sponsor: National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Deadline: 5/26/2014

Amount: $100,000/2 yrs.

Description: This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) encourages Research Project Grant (R03) applications from institutions and organizations that propose to study the effects and functional consequences of cannabis and cannabinoid exposures on the developing brain, from pre-, peri-, post-natal development through young adulthood in animal models and humans. Topics of interest pertaining to this FOA include, but are not limited to: molecular and cellular mechanisms of cannabis/cannabinoid effects on the developing brain; long term functional consequences of cannabis/cannabinoid exposure on learning and memory, cognitive and emotional development. The R03 grant mechanism, or small grant program, supports small research projects that can be carried out in a short period of time with limited resources. 

How to Apply: Contact your departmental Grants and Contracts Specialist or Kathy Thatcher (thatcher@austin.utexas.edu) in Liberal Arts Grants Services and return Proposal Review Form by May 26.

More Info: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-14-164.html

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Title: National Science Research Traineeship (NRT) Program (NSF 14-548)

Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)

Deadline: 6/3/2014

Amount: $3,000,000/5 yrs. 

Description: The NSF Research Traineeship (NRT) program is designed to encourage the development of bold, new, potentially transformative, and scalable models for STEM graduate training that ensure that graduate students develop the skills, knowledge, and competencies needed to pursue a range of research and research-related careers within and outside academe. The NRT program has an emphasis on training for multiple career pathways, rotating priority research themes, inclusion of both master’s and doctoral students, a broader definition of trainees, and greater budgetary and programmatic flexibility. In addition, NRT is designed to promote the development and broad-scale adoption of highly effective STEM graduate education models that are suitable for the 21st century STEM enterprise.

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 3. 

More Info: http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2014/nsf14548/nsf14548.htm

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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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