College of Liberal Arts

COLA Grants Digest: June 24, 2014

Tue, Jun 24, 2014

Title: Innovative Approaches to Literacy (IAL) (ED-GRANTS-061714-001, CFDA 84.215G)

Sponsor: U.S. Department of Education (DOED), Office of Elementary and Secondary Education (OESE)

Deadline: 06/26/2014

Amount: $150,000-$14M

Description: The IAL program supports high-quality programs designed to develop and improve literacy skills for children and students from birth through 12th grade in high-need local educational agencies and schools. The DOED intends to support innovative programs that promote early literacy for young children, motivate older children to read, and increase student achievement by using school libraries as partners to improve literacy, distributing free books to children and their families, and offering high-quality literacy 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 June 26.

More Info: http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2014-06-17/pdf/2014-14050.pdf

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Title: Technical Assistance and Dissemination to Improve Services and Results for Children with Disabilities: Center for Systemic Improvement (ED-GRANTS-061714-002, CFDA 84.326R)

Sponsor: U.S. Department of Education (DOED), Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (OSERS)

Deadline: 06/26/2014

Amount: $8.7M

Description: The purpose of the Technical Assistance and Dissemination to Improve Services and Results for Children with Disabilities program is to promote academic achievement and to improve results for children with disabilities by providing technical assistance, supporting model demonstration projects, disseminating useful information, and implementing activities that are supported by scientifically based research.

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 26.

More Info: http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2014-06-17/pdf/2014-14154.pdf

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Title: Center for Best Practices to Support Single Parent Students (ED-GRANTS-062014-001, CFDA 84.116L)

Sponsor: U.S. Department of Education (DOED), Office of Postsecondary Education (OPE)

Deadline: 06/30/2014

Amount: $495,000

Description: The purpose of this program is to support a Center for Best Practices to Support Single Parent Students, to study and develop best practices for institutions of higher education to support single parents who are also students attending these institutions. The Center funded under this section must: (a) assist institutions implementing innovative programs that support single parents pursuing higher education; (b) study and develop an evaluation protocol for such programs that includes quantitative and qualitative methodologies; (c) provide appropriate technical assistance regarding the replication, evaluation, and continuous improvement of such programs; and (d) develop and disseminate best practices for these programs.

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 30.

More Info: http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2014-06-20/pdf/2014-14386.pdf

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Title: Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Grant (DDRIG) in Biological Anthropology (NSF 14-561)

Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)

Deadline: 07/07/2014

Amount: $20,000 (plus indirect costs)

Description: The Biological Anthropology Program supports multifaceted research which advances scientific knowledge of human biology and ecology, including understanding of our evolutionary history and mechanisms which have shaped human and nonhuman primate biological diversity. Supported research focuses on living and fossil forms of both human and nonhuman primates, addressing time scales ranging from the short-term to evolutionary, encompassing multiple levels of organization and analysis (molecular and organismal, to the population and ecosystem scales), and conducted in field, laboratory, and captive research environments.

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://www.nsf.gov/sbe/bcs/phys/suppdiss.jsp  

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Title: Great Basin Landscape Conservation Cooperative (GBLLC) Project Funding (F14AS00242, CFDA 15.669)

Sponsor: U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI), U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS), Bureau of Land Management (BLM)

Deadline: 07/08/2014

Amount: $20,000-$100,000

Description: The GBLCC is geographically well defined, bounded on the west by the Sierra Nevada range, on the north by the northern edge of southern plains of Idaho, on the east by the Wasatch Range of Utah, and on the south by the Mojave Desert in southern Utah and Nevada. The GBLCC mission is to enhance understanding of the effects of changing climate and other natural and human impacts across the region, and promote the coordination of science-based actions to enable human and natural communities to respond and adapt to those conditions. 

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 8.

More Info: http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=257992

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Title: Reducing Inequality

Sponsor: William T. Grant Foundation

Deadline: 07/15/2014

Amount: $600,000

Description: Grants will be awarded for projects that inform programs, policies, and practices to reduce inequality in youth outcomes. Studies may examine approaches that improve outcomes for all youth but also reduce gaps if applied to those who need them most, as well as programs, policies, and practices aimed at elevating the most disadvantaged young people. The foundation also is interested in studies that improve the measurement of inequality in ways that will enhance the work of researchers, practitioners, and policy makers. 

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 15.

More Info: http://www.wtgrantfoundation.org/funding_opportunities/research_grants/reducing-inequality

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Title: Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Grants (DDRIG) in Cultural Anthropology (NSF 14-560)

Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)

Deadline: 7/18/2014

Amount: $20,000 (plus added indirect costs)

Description: The primary objective of the Cultural Anthropology Program is to support basic scientific research on the causes, consequences, and complexities of human social and cultural variability. Anthropological research spans a wide gamut, and contemporary cultural anthropology is an arena in which diverse research traditions and methodologies are valid. Recognizing the breadth of the field’s contributions to science, the Cultural Anthropology Program welcomes proposals for empirically grounded, theoretically engaged, and methodologically sophisticated research in all sub-fields of cultural anthropology.

How to Apply: Contact your departmental Grants and Contracts Specialist or Kathy Thatcher (thatcher@austin.utexas.edu) in the COLA Office of Research and return Proposal Review Form by July 18.

More Info: http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=505057&org=SBE&sel_org=SBE&from=fundpims_id=505057&org=SBE&sel_org=SBE&from=fund

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Title: American Cultural Centers and Cultural Programming in the People’s Republic of China (EAPBJ-14-GR-002-EAP-062014, CFDA 19.700)

Sponsor: U.S. Department of State (DOS), Embassy in Beijing, China

Deadline: 07/21/2014

Amount: $100,000 

Description: The Public Affairs Section (PAS) of the U.S. Embassy in Beijing, China is pleased to announce an open competition for assistance awards through this Request for Applications (RFA). PAS invites U.S. post-secondary accredited institutions of higher learning (Public, Private, and State) and not-for-profit organizations to submit proposals for the establishment of an American Cultural Center (ACC) through an existing partnership with a Chinese institution and/or comprehensive U.S. cultural-related programming at space provided by a Chinese partner institution as needed. PAS will award multiple grants for up to U.S. $100,000 per grant.

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.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=258088

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Title: Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Grants (DDRIG) in Geography and Spatial Sciences (GSS) (NSF 14-538)

Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)

Deadline: 7/24/2014

Amount: $16,000 (including indirect costs)

Description: The Geography and Spatial Sciences Program sponsors research on the geographic distributions and interactions of human, physical, and biotic systems on Earth. Investigators are encouraged to propose plans for research about the nature, causes, and consequences of human activity and natural environmental processes across a range of scales. Projects on a variety of topics qualify for support if they offer promise of contributing to scholarship by enhancing geographical knowledge, concepts, theories, methods, and their application to societal problems and concerns.

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 24.

More Info: http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=503621&org=SBE&sel_org=SBE&from=fund

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Title: Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) (13-542)

Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)

Deadline: 08/06/2014

Amount: Varies

Description: The REU program supports active research participation by undergraduate students in any of the areas of research funded by the NSF. REU projects involve students in meaningful ways in ongoing research programs or in research projects specifically designed for the REU program. This solicitation features two mechanisms for support of student research: (1) REU Sites are based on independent proposals to initiate and conduct projects that engage a number of students in research. REU Sites may be based in a single discipline or academic department or may offer interdisciplinary or multi-department research opportunities with a coherent intellectual theme. Proposals with an international dimension are welcome. (2) REU Supplements may be included as a component of proposals for new or renewal NSF grants or cooperative agreements or may be requested for ongoing NSF-funded 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 August 6.

More Info: http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=5517&from=fund

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Title: Science of Science and Innovation Policy (SciSIP) (PD 09-7626)

Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)

Deadline: 08/19/2014

Amount: Unspecified

Description: The SciSIP program supports research designed to advance the scientific basis of science and innovation policy. Research funded by the program thus develops, improves and expands models, analytical tools, data and metrics that can be applied in the science policy decision-making process.

How to Apply: Contact your departmental Grants and Contracts Specialist or Kathy Thatcher (thatcher@austin.utexas.edu) in the Liberal Arts Grants Services and return Proposal Review Form by August 19.

More Info: http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=501084

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Title: Documenting Endangered Languages (DEL) Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Grants (DDRIG) (NSF 11-554)

Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)

Deadline: 8/25/2014

Amount: $12,000 (direct costs)/2 yrs. 

Description: This funding partnership between the National Science Foundation (NSF) and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) supports projects to develop and advance knowledge concerning endangered human languages. The program supports projects that contribute to data management and archiving, and to the development of the next generation of researchers. Funding can support fieldwork and other activities relevant to the digital recording, documenting, and archiving of endangered languages, including the preparation of lexicons, grammars, text samples, and databases.

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 25.

More Info: http://www.nsf.gov/sbe/bcs/DEL/DELsuppdiss.jsp

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Title: Innovation Corps Teams Program (I-Corps Teams) (NSF 12-602)

Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)

Deadline: 08/25/2014

Amount: $50,000/6 mos. 

Description: The goals of this program are to spur translation of fundamental research to the market place, to encourage collaboration between academia and industry, and to train NSF-funded faculty, students and other researchers to understand innovation and entrepreneurship. The purpose of the I-Corps Teams program is to identify NSF-funded researchers who will receive additional support - in the form of mentoring and funding - to accelerate the translation of knowledge derived from fundamental research into emerging products and services that can attract subsequent third-party funding.

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 25.

More Info: http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2012/nsf12602/nsf12602.htm

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Title: Interventions for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention in Native American Populations (R01) (PAR-14-206)

Sponsor: National Institutes of Health (NIH), Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS)

Deadline: 04/21/2015

Amount: $500,000/yr., 5 yrs.

Description: The purpose of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to develop, adapt, and test the effectiveness of health promotion and disease prevention interventions in Native American (NA) populations. NA populations are exposed to considerable risk factors that significantly increase their likelihood of chronic disease, substance abuse, mental illness, oral diseases, and HIV-infection. The intervention program should be culturally appropriate and promote the adoption of healthy lifestyles, improve behaviors and social conditions and/or improve environmental conditions related to chronic diseases, the consumption of tobacco, alcohol and other drugs, mental illness, oral disease, or HIV-infection. The intervention program should be designed so that it could be sustained within the entire community within existing resources, and, if successful, disseminated in other Native American communities. The long-term goal of this FOA is to reduce mortality and morbidity in NA 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 April 21.

More Info: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-14-260.html

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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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