College of Liberal Arts

COLA Grants Digest: June 3, 2014

Tue, Jun 3, 2014

Announcement: 

National Science Foundation (NSF) Notice on Abstracts and Titles

In the interest of increasing transparency and accountability, the NSF will implement a new approach to abstracts and titles. Under this approach, titles and abstracts should serve to improve public understanding of NSF funding decisions, and should indicate connections between the NSF's broad areas of supported research and national interests. The full announcement is available here: http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2014/in136/in136.pdf?WT.mc_id=USNSF_80 .

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Title: Software Infrastructure for Sustained Innovation (SI2):  Scientific Software Integration (SSI) (NSF 14-520)

Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)

Deadline: 06/06/2014

Amount: $200,000-$1,000,000/yr., 3-5 yrs.

Description: In order to nurture, accelerate and sustain this critical mode of scientific progress, NSF has established the Software Infrastructure for Sustained Innovation (SI2) program, with the overarching goal of transforming innovations in research and education into sustained software resources that are an integral part of the cyberinfrastructure. Scientific Software Integration (SSI) awards target larger, interdisciplinary teams organized around the development and application of common software infrastructure aimed at solving common research problems faced by NSF researchers in one or more areas of science and engineering. SSI awards will result in a sustainable community software framework serving a diverse community or communities.

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/pubs/2014/nsf14520/nsf14520.htm

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Title: Summer Leadership Program for Cuban Youth (WHAP-WHAAQPPC-14-001, CFDA 19.750)

Sponsor: U.S. Department of State (DOS), Bureau of Western Hemisphere Affairs (WHA)

Deadline: 06/09/2014

Amount: $1,212,000

Description: This Request for Applications (RFA) will support a summer leadership program for Cuban youth for a project period of approximately two years. The anticipated start date for this activity is September 30, 2014, with one award anticipated as a result of this RFA. This funding will support a summer program for Cuban high school students focusing on leadership development, civic education principles, and the structure of democratic organizations ranging from national governments to local NGOs and student advocacy groups. Through an open competition, WHA will select an organization that will develop a 3-4 week program in which Cuban youth will travel to the United States to participate in youth-appropriate leadership activities and workshops and will stay with American families for part of the program. WHA anticipates a total of 75-100 participants over two years. The program will be conducted in Spanish. To maximize the cultural and linguistic benefit for the Cuban students, WHA strongly encourages applicants to consider the demographic and geographic diversity of the U.S. in project planning. The program for the first group students would begin in summer 2015. 

How to Apply: Contact your departmental Grants and Contracts Specialist or Kathy Thatcher (thatcher@ausitn.utexas.edu) in Liberal Arts Grants Services and return Proposal Review Form by June 9.

More Info: http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=256228

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Title: Faculty Fellowships

Sponsor: Käte Hamburger Kolleg/Centre for Global Cooperation Research

Deadline: 07/02/2014

Amount: Unspecified 

Description: The Käte Hamburger Kolleg/Centre for Global Cooperation Research invites applications for fellowships roughly beginning in April 2015. Fellows will join the Centre for a period of six to twelve months. The fellowships provide a working space in fully equipped offices and a competitive stipend commensurate with applicants’ level of professional experience. In order to maximize their engagement with the community at the Centre, during their fellowship terms fellows are expected to routinely spend time in and conduct much of their work from Duisburg, in most cases requiring residency in Duisburg or the Rhein-Ruhr region. They should show interest in contributing to the Centre’s overall line of research and enthusiastically embrace its inter- and multidisciplinary research environment. A successfully completed Ph.D. is required for eligibility for a fellowship. For this call, the Centre is especially interested in the following topics: global diasporas and regional movements, experimental analyses of international negotiations, micro-politics of negotiation processes, democracy and post-democracy in a global age, and dynamics of legal pluralities.

How to Apply: Apply directly to sponsor. See solicitation for complete list of materials to be submitted with nomination.

More Info: http://www.gcr21.org/single-news/info/call-for-application-spring-2015-fellowships/697bb1793c540ab5c0b4f4ef3bb86222/

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

Sponsor: National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Deadline: 07/18/2014

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 July 18.

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

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Title: Global Undergraduate Exchange Program (Global UGRAD) (ECA-ECAAE-15-003, CFDA 19.009)

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

Deadline: 07/28/2014

Amount: $5,475,000

Description: The Office of Academic Exchange Programs of the ECA announces an open competition for the administration of the FY 2015 Global Undergraduate Exchange Program (Global UGRAD). The Global UGRAD Program selects outstanding underserved students from East Asia and the Pacific, Europe and Eurasia, the Near East, South and Central Asia, Sub-Saharan Africa, and the Western Hemisphere to receive scholarships for one semester of non-degree study at U.S. institutions of higher education. Some students may also participate in one additional semester of pre-academic English language training. Funding should support a minimum of 244 participants. Every effort should be made to maximize the number of scholarships awarded. Organizations with less than four years of experience in conducting international exchange programs are not eligible for this competition.

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 28.

More Info: http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=256330

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Title: Workers Compensation (WC) Surveillance (RFA-OH-14-007)

Sponsor: Centers for Disease Control (CDC)

Deadline: 08/08/2014

Amount: $200,000

Description: The purpose of this cooperative agreement is to compile, analyze, and disseminate workers compensation (WC) data to promote the prevention of occupational injuries, illnesses, fatalities, and exposures to hazards within the states and throughout the nation. The WC Surveillance Cooperative Agreements are intended to provide state health and state WC agencies and other eligible organizations and businesses the resources to initiate or expand state-based WC surveillance and intervention 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 August 8.

More Info: http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=253462

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Title: Science of Organizations (SoO) (PD 11-8031)

Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)

Deadline: 08/13/2014

Amount: Unspecified

Description: Organizations--private and public, established and entrepreneurial, designed and emergent, formal and informal, profit and nonprofit -- are critical to the well-being of nations and their citizens. They are of crucial importance for producing goods and services, creating value, providing jobs, and achieving social goals. The Science of Organizations (SoO) program funds basic research that yields a scientific evidence base for improving the design and emergence, development and deployment, and management and ultimate effectiveness of organizations of all kinds. 

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 August 13.

More Info: http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=504696&WT.mc_id=USNSF_39&WT.mc_ev=click

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

Sponsor: National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Deadline: 08/18/2014

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 August 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 Awards (NRSA) for Individual Senior Fellowship in AIDS Research (Parent F33) (PA-151)

Sponsor: National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Deadline: 08/18/2014

Amount: Varies 

Description: The 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 August 18.

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

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Title: Fundamental Research to Counter Weapons of Mass Destruction (C-WMD) (HDRTRA1-09-14-FRCWMD-BAA, CFDA 12.351)

Sponsor: Department of Defense (DOD), Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA)

Deadline: 09/09/2014

Amount: $150,000-$300,000/yr., 3-5 yrs.

Description: This announcement solicits white papers for long-term challenges in specific fundamental areas of research that offer a significant contribution to the current body of knowledge, understanding of phenomena and observable facts, significantly advance revolutionary technology, new concepts for technology application, and may have impact on future C-WMD capabilities. One area of interest is research that expands our understanding of physical and social networks and advances knowledge of adversarial intent with respect to the acquisition, proliferation, and potential use of WMD.

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 Setpember 9.

More Info: http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=49658

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Title: Peace Projects Grant Program

Sponsor: Journalists and Writers Foundation (JWF)

Deadline: 09/09/2014

Amount: $50,000

Description: JWF is seeking applications for innovative projects designed to prevent and constructively respond to conflicts around the world. Through its Peace Projects Grant Program, the foundation will award grants of up to $50,000 for projects that promote peaceful coexistence and peacebuilding. Possible project themes include inter-communal and inter-state dialogue/cooperation; peace education; pluralism and multiculturalism; youth, conflict, and peacebuilding; early warning and conflict prevention; mediation and negotiation; post-conflict reconciliation, disarmament, demobilization, and reintegration; good governance, rule of law, and transitional justice; poverty reduction, development, and peacebuilding; and gender equality and empowerment. Successfully implemented projects will receive additional funding of up to $30,000.

How to Apply: Contact your departmental Grants and Contracts Specialist or Melanie Morgan (mmorgan@austin.utexas.edu) Liberal Arts Grants Services and return Proposal Review Form by Setpember 9.

More Info: http://www.internationalpeaceandconflict.org/forum/topics/call-for-applications-journalists-and-writers-foundation-peace-pr#.U4j56j6iNc-

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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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