College of Liberal Arts

COLA Grants Digest: April 8, 2014

Tue, Apr 8, 2014

Title: Brimstone Award for Applied Storytelling

Sponsor: National Storytelling Network

Deadline: 04/09/2014

Amount: $5,000

Description: The National Storytelling Network is accepting applications for the 2014 Brimstone Award for Applied Storytelling, an annual award that recognizes the transformational properties of storytelling and the ways storytelling can promote change in individuals and communities. Grants will be awarded to support model storytelling projects that are service-oriented, based in a community or organization, and to some extent are replicable in other places and situations. Projects should have impact beyond their own communities, organizations, or clients; inspire excellence in applied storytelling work; and communicate to new audiences the humanitarian possibilities of storytelling. Projects may involve various kinds of stories, including traditional tales and myths as well as personal and ad hoc narratives. Although oral storytelling should be central to the project, the work need not be conducted by professional storytellers. Educators, therapists, naturalists, internal or external organizational practitioners, and/or other personnel appropriate to the situation may carry out the project, so long as they can draw on suitable storytelling expertise and experience.

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 9. Preliminary application due to sponsor April 30.

More Info: http://storynet.org/grants/brimstone.html

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Title: Shields Award

Sponsor: Child Neurology Foundation

Deadline: 04/18/2014

Amount: $100,000/2 yrs.

Description: The Child Neurology Foundation provides information, education, and advocacy support for child neurologists and other medical professionals — as well as patients, parents, and member groups coping with an array of neurologic conditions. The foundation is accepting applications through its Shields Award program for basic science research projects related to child neurology that include a plan to translate new knowledge into clinical care for children with neurologic diseases. To be eligible, applicants must be a junior faculty member who has developed clinical research skills. Those who have received previous support from the National Institutes of Health are not eligible for this grant. 

How to Apply: Submit Letter of Intent directly to sponsor by April 18. See grant announcement for Letter of Intent guidelines. Contact your departmental Grants and Contracts Specialist or Melanie Morgan (mmorgan@austin.utexas.edu) in Liberal Arts Grants Services and return Proposal Review Form immediately if invited to submit a full proposal. 

More Info: http://www.childneurologyfoundation.org/shields-award/shields-award-guidelines/

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Title: Brain Research Accelerated by Innovative Neurotechnologies (BRAIN) Early Concept Grants for Exploratory Research (EAGER) to Enable Innovative Neurotechnologies to Reveal the Functional and Emergent Properties of Neural Circuits Underlying Behavior and Cognition (NSF 14-044)

Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)

Deadline: 05/01/2014

Amount: Unspecified

Description: This Dear Colleague Letter is aimed at identifying opportunities to leverage and synthesize technological and conceptual innovation across disciplines and scales to accelerate progress toward an integrated understanding of neural circuits in behavior and cognition, or more simply “catching circuits in action.” The neuroscience research community and specialists in other areas including, but not limited to genetics, physiology, synthetic biology, engineering, physics, mathematics, statistics, behavior and cognition are encouraged to work across disciplines to develop new approaches and neurotechnology focused at understanding the properties of circuits that underlie behavior and/or cognition in any organism. The EAGER funding mechanism may be used to support exploratory work in its early stages on untested, but potentially transformative, research ideas or approaches.

How to Apply: Email a two-page summary of your research ideas to BIO-BRAIN@nsf.gov by close of business, May 1. Contact your departmental Grants and Contracts Specialist or Kathy Thatcher (thatcher@austin.utexas.edu) in Liberal Arts Grants Services and return Proposal Review Form immediately upon invitation to submit a full proposal.

More Info: http://www.nsf.gov/news/special_reports/brain/funding/

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Title: Bridging Cultures through Film Development Projects (CFDA 45.164)

Sponsor: National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH)

Deadline: 05/20/2014

Amount: $75,000

Description: The Bridging Cultures through Film: International Topics program supports documentary films that examine international and transnational themes in the humanities. These projects are meant to spark Americans’ engagement with the broader world by exploring one or more countries and cultures outside of the United States. Proposed documentaries must be analytical and deeply grounded in humanities scholarship. The Division of Public Programs encourages the exploration of innovative nonfiction storytelling that presents multiple points of view in creative formats. The proposed film should range in length from a standard broadcast length of thirty minutes to a feature-length documentary.

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 20.

More Info: http://www.neh.gov/grants/public/bridging-cultures-through-film-international-topics  

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Title: Bridging Cultures through Film Production Projects (CFDA 45.164)

Sponsor: National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH)

Deadline: 05/20/2014

Amount: $650,000 

Description: The Bridging Cultures through Film: International Topics program supports documentary films that examine international and transnational themes in the humanities. These projects are meant to spark Americans’ engagement with the broader world by exploring one or more countries and cultures outside of the United States. Proposed documentaries must be analytical and deeply grounded in humanities scholarship. The Division of Public Programs encourages the exploration of innovative nonfiction storytelling that presents multiple points of view in creative formats. The proposed film should range in length from a standard broadcast length of thirty minutes to a feature-length documentary. 

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 20.

More Info: http://www.neh.gov/grants/public/bridging-cultures-through-film-international-topics  

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Title: Digital Projects for the Public (20140611-MD, CFDA 45.164)

Sponsor: National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH)

Deadline: 05/21/2014

Amount: $100,000 

Description: The Digital Projects for the Public program supports projects such as websites, mobile applications, games, and virtual environments that significantly contribute to the public's engagement with humanities ideas. Projects must be analytical and deeply grounded in humanities scholarship in a discipline such as history, religion, anthropology, jurisprudence, or art history. Digital Projects for the Public grants support projects that are largely created for digital platforms. While these projects can take many forms, shapes, and sizes, you should apply to this program primarily to create digital projects or the digital components of a larger project. These projects should demonstrate the potential to attract a broad, general audience. Projects can have specific targeted audiences (including K-12 students), but they should also strive to cultivate a more inclusive audience.

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 21.

More Info: http://www.neh.gov/grants/public/digital-projects-the-public

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Title: Industry/University Cooperative Research Centers Program (I/UCRC) (NSF 13-594)

Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)

Deadline: 06/06/2014

Amount: $55,000-$60,000 (requires corporate support of $400,000)

Description: The Industry/University Cooperative Research Centers (I/UCRC) program develops long-term partnerships among industry, academe, and government. The centers are catalyzed by a small investment from the National Science Foundation (NSF) and are primarily supported by industry center members, with NSF taking a supporting role in the development and evolution of the center. Each center is established to conduct research that is of interest to both the industry members and the center faculty. An I/UCRC contributes to the nation's research infrastructure base and enhances the intellectual capacity of the engineering and science workforce through the integration of research and education. As appropriate, an I/UCRC uses international collaborations to advance these goals within the global context.

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 6.

More Info: http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=5501&WT.mc_id=USNSF_39&WT.mc_ev=click  

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Title: Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Grants (DDRIG) in Linguistics (NSF 11-547)

Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)

Deadline: 06/10/2014

Amount: $12,000 (direct costs)

Description: The Linguistics Program supports basic science in the domain of human language, encompassing investigations of the grammatical properties of individual human languages, and of natural language in general. Research areas include syntax, semantics, morphology, phonetics, and phonology. DDRIGs provide funds for items not normally available through the student's university. Additionally, these grants allow doctoral students to undertake significant data-gathering projects and to conduct field research in settings away from their campus that would not otherwise be possible. 

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 10.

 More Info: http://www.nsf.gov/sbe/bcs/ling/suppdiss.jsp  

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Title: Geomorphology and Land Use Dynamics (NSF 14-550)

Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)

Deadline: 06/25/2014

Amount: $100,000-$500,000 

Description: Geomorphology and Land-Use Dynamics supports innovative research into processes that shape and modify landscapes over a variety of length and time scales. The program encourages research that investigates quantitatively the coupling and feedback among such processes, their rates, and their relative roles, especially in the contexts of variation in climatic and tectonic influences and in light of changes due to human impact.

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 25.

More Info: http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2014/nsf14550/nsf14550.htm

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Title: Louis Owens Awards for Graduate Student Presenters at WLA Conferences

Sponsor: Western Literature Association (WLA)

Deadline: 09/01/2014

Amount: $500

Description: The WLA honors the great writer and scholar Louis Owens for his contributions to western American and American Indian literary studies and for his unfailing generosity as a colleague, teacher, and mentor. The goal of the Louis Owens Awards is to build for the future of the Western Literature Association by modeling Owens’ own support and encouragement of diverse graduate student engagement in western literature and culture studies. The Owens Awards are intended to foster ever-greater diversity within the WLA membership, to help broaden the field of western American literary studies, and to recognize both graduate student scholarship and financial need. To be eligible for this award, you must be registered as a graduate student at the time of the conference. You are not eligible for this award if you have received it previously.

How to Apply: Submit a paper proposal for participation in the conference by June 15. If your paper is accepted, apply directly to sponsor by September 1. See grant announcement for complete list of materials to be submitted with application. 

More Info: http://www.westernlit.org/the-louis-owens-awards-for-graduate-student-presenters-at-wla-conferences/

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Title: High-Risk Research in Biological Anthropology (HRRBAA) (NSF 08-523)

Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)

Deadline: Open

Amount: $150,000/yr., 3-5 yrs.

Description: Anthropological research may be conducted under unusual circumstances, often in distant locations. As a result the ability to conduct potentially important research may hinge on factors that are impossible to assess from a distance and some projects with potentially great payoffs may face difficulties in securing funding. This program gives small awards that provide investigators with the opportunity to assess the feasibility of an anthropological research project. The information gathered may then be used as the basis for preparing a more fully developed research program. Projects which face severe time constraints because of transient phenomena or access to materials may also be considered. 

How to Apply: Proposals are accepted on a rolling basis. Please contact the cognizant Program Officer prior to submission of an HRRBAA proposal. Contact your departmental Grants and Contracts Specialist or Kathy Thatcher (thatcher@austin.utexas.edu) in Liberal Arts Grants Services and return Proposal Review Form at least three weeks prior to your intended submission date. 

More Info: http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=5319

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Title: Funding Priorities, 2014-18

Sponsor: May and Stanley Smith Charitable Trust

Deadline: Open

Amount: $12,000-$200,000

Description: The May and Stanley Smith Charitable Trust supports organizations which offer opportunities that enrich quality of life, promote self-sufficiency, and otherwise assist individuals in achieving their highest potential. Following the release of a new strategic plan for 2014-18, the trust has announced that it will focus its grantmaking to support organizations and projects that benefit children and youth who are or have been in the foster care system; adults over age 60; military veterans and their families; and adults and youth with physical, intellectual, or developmental disabilities who are in the process of transitioning to adulthood living. To that end, the trust is accepting Letters of Inquiry from organizations  whose mission match the trust’s funding interests and qualifications, and that fulfill the trust’s Alignment and Eligibility criteria. To be eligible, organizations must serve populations living in Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Texas, Utah, Wyoming, and Washington, as well as British Columbia, Canada.

How to Apply: Proposals accepted on a rolling basis. Contact your departmental Grants and Contracts Specialist or Melanie Morgan (mmorgan@austin.utexas.edu) in Liberal Arts Grants Services and return Proposal Review Form 3 weeks prior to submission date.

More Info: http://www.adminitrustllc.com/may-and-stanley-smith-charitable-trust/grant-program-areas/

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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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