College of Liberal Arts

COLA Grants Digest May 20, 2014

Tue, May 20, 2014

Title: Bilateral Digital Humanities Program (20140925-HG, CFDA 45.169)

Sponsor: National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH)

Deadline: 9/6/2012

Amount: $350,000 

Description: NEH in the United States and the German Research Foundation (Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft e.v., DFG) are working together to offer support for projects that contribute to developing and implementing digital infrastructures and services for humanities research. These grants provide funding for up to three years in any of the following areas: developing innovative methods—as well as standards and best practices—for building and merging digital collections that are important to the American and German scholarly community for use in research; developing and implementing generic tools, methods, and techniques for accessing and processing digital resources relevant to humanities research; ensuring the completion and long-term sustainability of existing digital resources; creating new digital modes of scholarly communication and publishing that facilitate international cooperation and dissemination of humanities scholarship; and developing models and case studies for effectively managing digital data generated in humanities research projects.

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 6.

More Info: http://www.neh.gov/grants/odh/nehdfg-bilateral-digital-humanities-program   

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Title: Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad (DDRA) Fellowship Program (CFDA 84.022A)

Sponsor: U.S. Department of Education (DOED)

Deadline: 5/19/2014

Amount: $15,000-$60,000

Description: The Fulbright-Hays DDRA Fellowship Program provides opportunities to doctoral candidates to engage in full-time dissertation research abroad in modern foreign languages and area studies. The program is designed to contribute to the development and improvement of the study of modern foreign languages and area studies in the United States.

How to Apply: The Department of Education estimates the 2014 call will be released on May 19. Contact Elizabeth Korves (korvesem@austin.utexas.edu) in the Graduate School for application instructions. 

More Info: http://www2.ed.gov/programs/iegpsddrap/index.html  

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Title: Survey of International Educational Exchange Activity (ECA-ECAAS-15-002, CFDA 19.432)

Sponsor: U.S. Department of State (DOS), Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA)

Deadline: 5/29/2014

Amount: $550,000

Description: ECA announces an open competition for the FY 2015 Survey of International Educational Exchange Activity. Applicants may submit proposals to conduct a statistical survey (census) of foreign nationals enrolled in institutions of higher learning in the United States, foreign scholars at U.S. institutions, and U.S. students enrolled in institutions of higher learning in the United States participating in study abroad programs and collaborate with international partners to extend research and reporting on global student mobility patterns. Proposals should also present a plan to create and share a data collection mechanism that can be utilized by foreign colleges and universities that will collect standardized, comparable data on student mobility and internationalization.

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 29.

More Info: http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=255431

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Title: Initiative To Develop and Test Guidelines for Juvenile Drug Courts (OJJDP-2014-3927, CFDA 16.585)

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

Deadline: 6/9/2014

Amount: $6,000,000

Description: This initiative will support the creation of research-informed guidelines for juvenile drug courts that will promote effective practice and quality service delivery for juveniles with substance abuse disorders that these courts serve. This project includes two phases: (1) to develop guidelines and (2) to test the guidelines. During the first phase, the successful applicant will work with OJJDP to develop guidelines for juvenile drug courts that are evidence- and research-informed, have practical and operational application, and build upon previous knowledge and work. During the second phase, the award recipient will work with OJJDP to implement and operationalize the guidelines via competitive research subawards. The award recipient will incorporate the findings from this research into recommended modifications to the guidelines, as appropriate, to conclude Phase 2.

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 9.

More Info: http://www.ojjdp.gov/grants/solicitations/FY2014/DrugCtGuidelines.pdf

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Title: Investigator-Initiated Research on Risk Assessment (OJJDP-2014-3891, CFDA 16.123)

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

Deadline: 6/9/2014

Amount: $1,000,000

Description: This solicitation seeks applications for research studies on the implementation and impact of risk assessment in the juvenile justice system. OJJDP works with communities across the country to divert youth who pose low public safety and recidivism risk from the juvenile justice system and to provide youth in the system with appropriate and effective interventions and services. A better understanding of risk assessment tools’ effectiveness and how those tools are best used across the juvenile justice system is the foundation to better identifying the risks and needs of youth and effectively intervening with the youth who come in contact with the juvenile justice system. Understanding how risk assessments can be used to promote diversion and community-based alternatives, when appropriate, is of particular interest to OJJDP.

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 9.

More Info: http://www.ojjdp.gov/grants/solicitations/FY2014/InvestResearch.pdf

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Title: Evaluation of the African American Faith-Based Mental Health Education and Awareness Initiative

Sponsor: Hogg Foundation for Mental Health

Deadline: 6/17/2014

Amount: $30,000/1 yr. 

Description: The Hogg Foundation seeks to award a one-year grant for the evaluation of the African American Faith-Based Mental Health Education and Awareness Initiative. The evaluation project will focus on capturing a baseline of mental health awareness in grantees' congregations, and conducting a formative and process evaluation on the planning phase of grantees' proposed activities. This will provide the grantees and the foundation an opportunity to learn about the appropriateness and feasibility of the activities for the communities being served.

How to Apply: Submit letter of interest directly to sponsor by June 17. 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 you are invited to submit a full proposal.

More Info: http://www.hogg.utexas.edu/uploads/documents/Faith-Based%20Initiative%20Evaluation%20LOI.pdf   

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Title: Research Grants

Sponsor: Leakey Foundation

Deadline: 6/23/2014

Amount: $3,000-$13,500 (Ph.D. students); $22,000 (Ph.D.s)

Description: The Leakey Foundation was formed to foster research into human origins. The Foundation exclusively funds research related specifically to human origins, including paleoanthropology, genetics, primate behavior, and studies of modern hunter-gatherer groups. Other areas of study are generally not funded. Human origins research projects from Ph.D.s and Ph.D. candidates (ABD) are eligible for Leakey Foundation Research Grants. There are no citizenship restrictions. 

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 June 23.

More Info: http://leakeyfoundation.org/grants/overview/general_grants_overview/

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Title: Secondary Analyses of Strengthening Families Datasets (HHS-2014-ACF-OPRE-PD-0802, CFDA 93.647)

Sponsor: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Administration for Children and Families (ACF)

Deadline: 6/25/2014

Amount: $100,000

Description: ACF solicits applications for Secondary Analysis of Strengthening Families Data grants. The cooperative agreements will fund research to conduct secondary data analysis of the Building Strong Families (BSF), Supporting Healthy Marriage (SHM), and Community Healthy Marriage Initiative (CHMI) datasets. Successful applicants will demonstrate a familiarity with the proposed data for their analysis and an adequate understanding of the variables, sampling, methodology, etc. used to construct the dataset necessary for completion of the work proposed in the application. Proposed research should address topics relevant to strengthening families to improve the lives of children and parents and promote economic stability. 

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.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=255368

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Title: Public Health Services and Systems Research

Sponsor: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF)

Deadline: 7/2/2014

Amount: $350,000/2  yrs. 

Description: This solicitation aims to expand the evidence for administrative and policy mechanisms that improve quality, efficiency and value in public health delivery. Studies funded through this solicitation will focus on multidisciplinary research that examines the organization, financing, delivery and quality of public health services and the subsequent impact on population health outcomes. Projects may seek to: 1) elucidate the health and economic value of public health activities; 2) understand how elements of the public health system influence the effective implementation of evidence-based public health strategies and/or strategies for collaboration between the public health and clinical health care delivery systems; and/or 3) test the impact of alternative strategies for delivering evidence-based public health services and/or collaborative approaches aimed at community health improvement between the public health and clinical health care delivery systems. 

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 July 2.

More Info: http://www.rwjf.org/en/grants/calls-for-proposals/2013/public-health-services-and-systems-research.html?cid=xem_a8224&rid=hQ8780KKDAIf1GP31wFsvOF-ahhYX4ynktYkqV5p7ck

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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: 7/7/2014

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.

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 July 7.

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

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Title: Research Grants

Sponsor: National Institutes of Health Care Management Foundation (NIHCM)

Deadline: 7/14/2014

Amount: $250,000

Description: The National Institute for Health Care Management Research and Educational Foundation is accepting Letters of Inquiry from research projects with great potential to inform improvements to the U.S. healthcare system. Through its research grants program, the foundation will award a total of up to $250,000 to support investigator-initiated research related to reducing health spending in the U.S., enhancing the quality of health care, and/or expanding access to health insurance and healthcare services. Projects must advance existing knowledge in the areas of healthcare financing, delivery, management, and/or policy. 

How to Apply: Submit letter of inquiry directly to sponsor by July 14, 2014. 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 upon invitation to submit a full proposal.

More Info: http://www.nihcm.org/grants/research-grants

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Title: Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Grants (DDRIG) in Decision, Risk, and Management Sciences (MMS) (NSF 11-547)

Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)

Deadline: 7/21/2014

Amount: Unspecified

Description: The MMS Program supports scientific research directed at increasing the understanding and effectiveness of decision making by individuals, groups, organizations, and society. Research is funded in the areas of judgment and decision making; decision analysis and decision aids; risk analysis, perception, and communication; societal and public policy decision making; management science and organizational design.

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 July 21.

More Info: http://www.nsf.gov/sbe/ses/drms/ddrip1.jsp   

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Title: Methodology, Measurement, and Statistics (MMS) (NSF 12-510)

Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)

Deadline: 7/22/2014

Amount: Unspecified 

Description: The MMS Program supports the development of innovative analytical and statistical methods and models for those sciences. The Program interacts with the other programs in Social, Behavioral, and Economic Sciences (SBE) as well as other programs in the Foundation, most notably the Statistics Program in the Directorate for Mathematical and Physical Sciences (MPS). The Program also partners with a consortium of federal statistical agencies to support research proposals that further the development of new and innovative approaches to surveys and to the analysis of survey data.

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 July 22.

More Info: http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=5421   

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Title: Support for Conferences and Scientific Meetings (R13/U13) (PA-12-212)

Sponsor: National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Deadline: 7/22/2014 (full proposal)

Amount: Check relevant institute/center guidelines

Description: The purpose of the NIH Research Conference (R13) Grant and NIH Research Conference Cooperative Agreement (U13) Programs is to support high-quality scientific conferences that are relevant to its mission and to the public health. A conference is defined as a symposium, seminar, workshop, or any other organized and formal meeting, whether conducted face-to-face or via the Internet, where individuals assemble (or meet virtually) to exchange information and views or explore or clarify a defined subject, problem, or area of knowledge, whether or not a published report results from such meeting. Support of conferences is contingent on the fiscal and programmatic interests and priorities of the individual NIH Institutes and Centers (ICs). Therefore, a conference grant application is required to contain a permission-to-submit letter from any one of the participating ICs’ conference grant contact persons.

How to Apply: Request permission to submit letter from designated contact of your specific NIH Institute or Center. 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 receipt of letter and no later than July 22. 

More Info: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-12-212.html  

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Title: Research Education Grants for Statistical and Computational Training in the Genetics of Addiction (R25) (PAR-12-199)

Sponsor: National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Deadline: 7/25/2014

Amount: $500,000/yr./up to 5 yrs).

Description: The NIH Research Education (R25) grant mechanism is designed to support the development of creative and innovative research education programs for the development of biomedical, behavioral, and clinical researchers, or for public education and outreach on health-related research to a variety of audiences. This funding opportunity announcement invites applications focused on research education for the development, testing, and application of new, innovative statistical and computational models to address genetics-based research problems in addiction. Applications must be focused on substance abuse research questions.  For the purposes of this announcement, substance abuse refers to use, abuse, and dependence on addictive substances, including alcohol, illicit drugs, and nicotine; applications which focus on alcohol alone will not be considered responsive.  Applicants are expected to propose a well-integrated research education and training program in statistical genetics and computational methods for undergraduate, graduate, and/or postdoctoral level students.

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 July 25.

More Info: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-12-199.html

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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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