College of Liberal Arts

COLA Grants Digest: May 27, 2014

Tue, May 27, 2014

 Title: Global Undergraduate Exchange Program in Pakistan (ECA-ECAAE-14-022, CFDA 19.009)

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

Deadline: 05/30/2014

Amount: $5M

Description: The principal objective of the FY2014 Global Undergraduate Exchange Program in Pakistan is to provide a substantive exchange experience at a U.S. college or university to a diverse group of emerging student leaders from underrepresented socio-economic and geographic sectors in Pakistan. In this context, the recipient organization should ensure that participants are able to enroll full-time in courses at U.S. institutions alongside U.S. peers, and provide the participants with opportunities and enrichment activities designed to help them understand the U.S. and U.S. citizens inside and outside the classroom.

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 30.

More Info: http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=255508

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Title: Fulbright-Hays Group Projects Abroad (GPA) Program: Short-Term Projects  (CFDA 84.021A)

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

Deadline: 06/03/2014

Amount: $125,000

Description: The Fulbright-Hays GPA Program supports overseas projects in training, research, and curriculum development in modern foreign languages and area studies for groups of teachers, students, and faculty engaged in a common endeavor. Short-term projects may include seminars, curriculum development, or group research or study.

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://www2.ed.gov/programs/iegpsgpa/applicant.html

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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: 06/05/2014

Amount: $15,000-$60,000

Description: The U.S. Department of Education is offering dissertation fellowships for research abroad for students who are specializing in modern foreign languages and area studies. Research projects should focus on one or more of the following areas: Africa, East Asia, Southeast Asia and the Pacific Islands, South Asia, the Near East, Central and Eastern Europe and Eurasia, and the Western Hemisphere (excluding the United States and its territories). Please note that applications that propose projects focused on Western Europe will not be funded.

How to Apply: Applicants should submit their applications electronically using the Department of Education's G5 e-application system (www.G5.gov) by Thursday, June 5 at 4PM (including recommendations). This internal deadline allows for required pre-review by the Office of Graduate Studies prior to the sponsor deadline. 

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

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Title: Grants for Registered Student Organizations

Sponsor: University of Texas at Austin, Graduate Student Association (GSA)

Deadline: 06/5/2014

Amount: Unspecified

Description: The GSA is now accepting appropriations applications for registered graduate student organizations in order to assist these groups with their projects during the summer 2014 semester. Funds will be available starting in June and must be spent by the last class day of the summer semester (Friday, August 8th, 2014). Each organization should apply for only the amount of funds needed for each event. Only registered graduate student organizations with a significant graduate student membership, and the registered graduate student organizations putting on an event with a significant graduate student attendance, may submit an application. The group must also be currently registered and in good standing with the Office of the Dean of Students.   

How to Apply: Apply directly to sponsor through link below. See grant announcement for complete list of materials to be submitted with application. Contact GSA Finance Director Xiaosa (Jack) Xu (jackxu@utexas.edu) with questions.

More Info: https://utexas.collegiatelink.net/form/start/46324

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Title: Azerbaijan Media Support Activity (AMSA) (RFA-112-14-000001, CFDA 98.001)

Sponsor: U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), Azerbaijan USAID-Baku

Deadline: 06/16/2014

Amount: $2.4M/3 yrs. 

Description: USAID/Azerbaijan intends to award a Cooperative Agreement for the Azerbaijan Media Support Activity (AMSA), which will support an increase in citizen access to accurate, reliable and balanced information concerning public interest issues and an improved legal environment for media freedom and freedom of expression. The AMSA is expected to capitalize on new opportunities associated with the development and expansion of digital Information Communication Technologies (ICT). AMSA will also assist existing and new media outlets to disseminate socially valuable information, strengthen protections for media independence and freedom of expression, and improve journalists’ professional standards and practices. The program will also support Azerbaijan’s continued efforts to meet its international obligations to media freedom, freedom of expression and the free flow of information; as well as support and monitor Azerbaijan’s progress in its commitments to the Open Governance Partnership (OGP) 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 June 16.

More Info: http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=255628

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Title: Strengthening Accountability Mechanisms Project (AID-RFA-641-14-000009, CFDA 98.001)

Sponsor: U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), USAID/Ghana

Deadline: 06/16/2014

Amount: $9,340,000

Description: In the context of decentralized government, improved accountability offers opportunity to monitor local officials and service delivery outcomes with an eye toward limiting corruption and demanding public services. Social accountability mechanisms strengthen citizens’ capability to gather the requisite information to hold public officials accountable, and demand better services on a day-to-day basis. USAID/Ghana has decided to focus its support for local governance on the fundamental need to strengthen accountability mechanisms for improved development outcomes. The project is characterized by three main components; the applicant will only carry out component 2: Improving accountability by enhancing mechanisms of bottom-up social accountability in local governance. This component includes programming aimed at increasing in the quality and quantity of information available to citizens about the effectiveness of development projects funded by local government capital budgets via extensive civil society monitoring, the production of scorecards, and public information campaigns that mobilize citizens to use the scorecards to demand improved development planning and execution.

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 16.

More Info: http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=255848

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Title: Community Strengthening Project (RFA-520-14-000006, CFDA 98.001)

Sponsor: U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), Guatemala USAID-Guatemala City

Deadline: 06/17/2014

Amount: $35M-$40M

Description: The overall goal of the Community Strengthening Project is to support efforts by Government of Guatemala (GOG), civil society and community actors to address the causes and consequences of violence through holistic prevention approaches. The intent is to contribute to GOG and U.S. objectives of decreasing violent crime rates in targeted areas. This Community Strengthening Project will be USAID/Guatemala’s violence prevention project and has four complementary and mutually reinforcing objectives. These are to: 1) Support community commissions to institutionalize proven, integrated violence prevention projects in targeted areas; 2) Strengthen and mobilize municipal and national stakeholders and resources to develop and implement municipal-level prevention plans; 3) Support secondary prevention projects in close coordination with municipal authorities; and 4) Promote and integrate evidence-based policy making among prevention actors.

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 17.

More Info: http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=255900

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Title: Women's Initiative Grant

Sponsor: Alexia Foundation

Deadline: 06/30/2014

Amount: $25,000

Description: The Alexia Foundation, which encourages photojournalists to create stories that drive change, is accepting proposals for its 2014 Women’s Initiative Grant. One $25,000 grant will be awarded for a documentary photographic or multimedia project on a significant issue involving and affecting women. Suggested issues and themes include femininity and the culture of abuse; women making a difference, leading, and changing things for the better; gender inequality; the direct connection between women, education, and birth rates, children’s health, and household income; gender discrimination; women in the military; and mental health issues. The grant recipient will have six months, or until March 1, 2015, to complete the project.

How to Apply: Apply directly to sponsor by June 30. See grant announcement for complete list of materials to be submitted with application. 

More Info: http://www.alexiafoundation.org/blog/2014/04/01/call-for-proposals-announcing-the-2014-womens-initiative-grant/

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Title: Medical Education Research Training Fellowship

Sponsor: American Academy of Neurology Institute (AANI)

Deadline: 07/11/2014

Amount: $75,000

Description: Through the Medical Education Research Training Fellowship program, AANI will award one-year grants in support of education and research activities at the applicant’s institution or elsewhere. Supplementation of the stipend with other grants or by the fellowship institution is permissible, but fellows may not accept other fellowships, similar awards, or have another source of support for more than 50 percent of their research salary while holding an AANI Medical Education Research Training Fellowship. Only direct costs will be funded by this fellowship. To be eligible, applicants must be AAN members (Active or Junior) embarking on a career in medical education research, and must have completed a neurology, child neurology, or neuro-developmental disabilities residency or neurology fellowship within the past five years.

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 11.

More Info: http://tools.aan.com/science/awards/?fuseaction=home.info&id=89

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Title: Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr. Fellowship

Sponsor: John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum

Deadline: 07/25/2014

Amount: $5,000

Description: Schlesinger Fellowships carry a stipend of up to $5,000, which may be awarded to a single individual or divided between two recipients. They are intended to support scholars in the production of substantial works on the foreign policy of the Kennedy years, especially with regard to the western hemisphere, or on Kennedy domestic policy, especially with regard to racial justice and to the conservation of natural resources. Successful candidates will develop at least a portion of their work from original research in archival materials from the collections of the Kennedy Library and related materials. Proposals are invited from all sources, but preference will be given to those from applicants specializing in the areas indicated above. Preference is also given to projects not supported by large grants from other institutions.

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 25.

More Info: http://www.jfklibrary.org/Research/How-to-do-Research-at-the-Kennedy-Library/Research-Grants-and-Fellowships/Arthur-Schlesinger.aspx

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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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