College of Liberal Arts

COLA Grants Digest: July 1, 2014

Tue, Jul 1, 2014

Title: Workshop for Bloggers on Global Issues and Challenges (HRFP 14-02, CFDA 19.040)

Sponsor: U.S. Department of State (DOS), Mission to India

Deadline: 07/02/2014

Amount: $65,000 

Description: The U.S. Consulate General Public Affairs Section in Hyderabad, India is soliciting cooperative agreement/grant proposals to familiarize Indian journalists and bloggers with the possibilities and techniques of using blogging to provide in-depth coverage of complex global issues and challenges.

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 2.

More Info: http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=258128

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Title: Tigers@Mekong--Promoting Technology Entrepreneurship in the Lower Mekong (EAP-EAPAQM-14-102, CFDA 19.124)

Sponsor: U.S. Department of State (DOS), Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs (EAP)

Deadline: 07/03/2014

Amount: $198,000/2 yrs.

Description: EAP and the Global Partnership Initiative (S/GPI) of the U.S. Department of State are pleased to announce an open competition for assistance awards to further public-private partnerships on technology entrepreneurship in the Lower Mekong sub-region (Burma, Cambodia, Laos, Thailand, Vietnam). Funding is available for projects that support high-growth entrepreneurs and improve startup ecosystems in the Lower Mekong sub-region. Proposals should address two or more of the following priority program areas: 1) Entrepreneurial Education and Skills Development, 2) Accelerate and Sustain Businesses, 3) Ecosystem Development and Partnership Building, and 4) Promote Mentoring.

How to Apply: Contact your departmental Grants & Contracts Specialist or Kathy Thatcher (thatcher@austin.utexas.edu) in Liberal Arts Grants Services and return Proposal Review Form by July 3.

More Info: http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=258357

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Title: Regional English Language Office (RELO) Small Grants (NDRFP14-07, CFDA 19.022)

Sponsor: U.S. Department of State (DOS), Mission to India

Deadline: 07/07/2014

Amount: $1,000-$15,000

Description: RELO supports the effective teaching of English language skills in India. Programs funded through this request for proposals must occur in India. Proposals can include, but are not limited to, projects, seminars, teacher training workshops, and English language teaching programs. Proposals must focus on one or more of the following three priority areas of the Regional English Language Office: 1) Enhance English skills and improve the educational exchange and economic opportunities for youth (under age 35) from economically disadvantaged communities. 2) Train English language teachers to teach English communication skills, especially with a focus on academic and / or business writing skills. 3) Support young ELT professionals to become teacher trainers and regional leaders in the field of TESOL.

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.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=258430

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Title: Promoting Opportunities through Training, Education, Transition Investment, and Livelihoods for Youth (POTENTIAL) (RFA-663-14-000004, CFDA 98.001)

Sponsor: U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), Ethiopia, USAID-Addis Ababa

Deadline: 07/10/2014

Amount: $17.5M

Description: The purpose of the five-year POTENTIAL project is to provide Ethiopian unemployed or underemployed youth (defined as ages 15-29 for the purposes of this program) in rural areas and towns with access to workforce development/livelihood support and resources, tailored to their specific needs and market demand, so that they can achieve increased income and strengthen skills, knowledge, and social capital required to achieve economic self-sufficiency over the longer-term. POTENTIAL will engage and support youth service providers and other local institutions to promote linkages and demand-driven skills development to allow for transition into productive adulthood. The purpose will be achieved by focusing on two core objectives: (1) Enable youth to increase their incomes and quality of employment including family livelihoods, and (2) Enable local institutions to better prepare youth for work by increasing their ability to coordinate among service providers, to improve the quality of services offered closely tied to market demands, and to target and meet the needs of under-served youth, including young women.

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 10.

More Info: http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=258648

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Title: Social Innovation Fund (SIF) Pay for Success (PFS) Grant Competition (CNCS-GRANTS-06272014, CFDA 94.024)

Sponsor: Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS)

Deadline: 07/10/2014

Amount: $250,000-$3.6M

Description: The PFS Competition seeks to advance and evaluate emerging models that align payment for social services with verified social outcomes. Consistent with the broader mission of the SIF, the PFS Competition intends to encourage the implementation of PFS projects in order to enhance the reach and impact of innovative community-based solutions in low-income communities. Grantees must match the grant funds they receive one-to-one in cash from with non-federal sources and in services provided.

How to Apply: Send optional Notice of Intent to Apply directly to sponsor by July 15. 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 10.

More Info: http://www.nationalservice.gov/build-your-capacity/grants/funding-opportunities/2014/social-innovation-fund-pay-success-grants

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Title: Community Partnership Grants

Sponsor: New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Foundation

Deadline: 07/11/2014

Amount: $5,000

Description: Since 1979, the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation has reinvested the proceeds from the annual New Orleans Jazz Fest directly into the community in the form of grants to arts and education organizations. With this mission in mind, the foundation is accepting applications for its Community Partnership Grants program, a historic part of the foundation's efforts to support the musical culture of Louisiana. Organizations outside of Louisiana are eligible for grants in two categories: Jazz & Heritage Afterschool and Summer Education Programs in Music, Arts and Cultural Traditions; and Jazz & Heritage Archive: Documentation and Preservation.

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://www.jazzandheritage.org/what-we-do/community-partnership-grants

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Title: Cognitive Neuroscience (NSF 14-514)

Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)

Deadline: 08/06/2014

Amount: Unspecified

Description: The Cognitive Neuroscience Program seeks highly innovative and interdisciplinary proposals aimed at advancing a rigorous understanding of how the human brain supports thought, perception, affect, action, social processes, and other aspects of cognition and behavior, including how such processes develop and change in the brain and through time.

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/pubs/2014/nsf14514/nsf14514.htm

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Title: Abe Fellowships

Sponsor: Social Science Research Council (SSRC)

Deadline: 09/01/2014

Amount: Unspecified

Description: The Abe Fellowship is designed to encourage international multidisciplinary research on topics of pressing global concern. The program seeks to foster the development of a new generation of researchers who are interested in policy-relevant topics of long-range importance and who are willing to become key members of a bilateral and global research network built around such topics. It strives especially to promote a new level of intellectual cooperation between the Japanese and American academic and professional communities committed to and trained for advancing global understanding and problem solving.

How to Apply: Apply directly to sponsor by September 1. See grant announcement for complete list of materials to be submitted with application.

More Info: http://www.ssrc.org/fellowships/abe-fellowship/  

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Title: Cooperative Studies of the Earth’s Deep Interior (CSEDI) (NSF 11-548)

Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)

Deadline: 09/01/2014

Amount: Unspecified

Description: The Division of Earth Sciences (EAR) invites the submission of proposals for collaborative, interdisciplinary studies of the Earth's interior within the framework of the community-based initiative known as CSEDI. Funding will support basic research on the character and dynamics of the Earth's mantle and core, their influence on the evolution of the Earth as a whole, and on processes operating within the deep interior that affect or are expressed on the Earth's surface.

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 1.

More Info: http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2011/nsf11548/nsf11548.htm  

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Title: Program Project Grant (P01) (PAR-13-257)

Sponsor: National Institutes of Health (NIH), National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD)

Deadline: 09/04/2014

Amount: $500,000/yr.

Description: This funding opportunity announcement (FOA) encourages innovative, multidisciplinary, interactive, and synergistic program project grant applications from institutions/organizations that propose to conduct research on reproductive, developmental, behavioral, social, and rehabilitative processes that determine the health or functioning of newborns, infants, children, adults, families, and populations.The purpose of the P01 mechanism is to encourage investigation of complex problems relevant to NlCHD's mission and to facilitate economy of effort, space, and equipment. Under appropriate circumstances, the collaborative research effort of a program project can accelerate the acquisition of knowledge more effectively than a simple aggregate of research projects without thematic integration. The P01 funding mechanism is intended to support a broadly based, multidisciplinary, often long-term research program which has a specific major objective or a basic theme.

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 4.

More Info: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-13-257.html

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Title: Program Project Grant (P01) (PAR-14-183)

Sponsor: National Institutes of Health (NIH), National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS)

Deadline: 09/04/2014

Amount: Unspecified

Description: This funding opportunity announcement (FOA) is issued to enable submission of program project grant applications that propose to conduct innovative, interactive, high impact research. Applications should address significant scientific questions that are important for the mission of NINDS, via a synergistic collaboration between outstanding scientists who might not otherwise collaborate. The program project grant is designed to support research in which the funding of several interdependent highly meritorious projects as a group offers significant scientific advantages over support of these same projects as individual research grants. The P01 funding mechanism is intended to support a broadly based, multidisciplinary, often long-term research program which has a specific major objective or a basic theme.

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 4.

More Info: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-14-183.html

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Title: Summer Stipend in the Humanities (CFDA 45.160)

Sponsor: National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH)

Deadline: 09/09/2014

Amount: $6,000

Description: Summer Stipends support individuals pursuing advanced research that is of value to humanities scholars, general audiences, or both. Recipients usually produce articles, monographs, books, digital materials, archaeological site reports, translations, editions, or other scholarly resources. Summer Stipends support continuous full-time work on a humanities project for a period of two months. Summer Stipends support projects at any stage of development.

How to Apply: Contact your department for application procedure. Departments will collect applications, annotate, and submit to the Office of the Vice President for Research for internal review by September 9. Two UT Austin candidates will be selected.

More Info: http://www.neh.gov/grants/research/summer-stipends   

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Title: Clinical Research Center Grant (P50) (PAR-13-062)

Sponsor:  National Institutes of Health (NIH), National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD)

Deadline: 09/10/2014

Amount: $1,500,000/yr., direct costs

Description: NIDCD invites applications for Clinical Research Center Grants designed to advance the diagnosis, prevention, treatment, and amelioration of human communication disorders. Applications are encouraged in the seven scientific programs of the NIDCD: hearing, balance, smell, taste, voice, speech and language. The Clinical Research Center Grant (P50) supports an investigator-initiated research program in which a multidisciplinary team of investigators works in a clearly defined central theme of mutual scientific interest. This mechanism facilitates economy of effort, space, and equipment, and accelerates the acquisition of knowledge by stimulating cooperation among clinical investigators whose projects are directed toward a common goal. For this announcement, Clinical Research is defined as research involving individuals with communication disorders or data/tissues from individuals with a communication disorder. Examples include (but are not limited to) studies of prevention, pathogenesis, pathophysiology, detection, diagnoses or epidemiology of a communication disorders or disease.

How to Apply: Submit optional Letter of Intent directly to sponsor by September 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 by September 10.

More Info: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-13-062.html

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Title: Research Project Grant (R01) (PA-13-302)

Sponsor: National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Deadline: 09/15/2014

Amount: $250,000/yr., 1-5 yrs.

Description: The Research Project Grant (R01) supports a discrete, specified, circumscribed project to be performed by the named investigator(s) in areas representing the specific interests and competencies of the investigator(s). The proposed project must be related to the programmatic interests of one or more of the participating NIH Institutes and Centers (ICs) based on descriptions of their programs. R01 major research grants provide support for health-related research and development based on the mission of the NIH.

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 15.

More Info: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-13-302.html

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Title: Behavioral and Social Science Research on Understanding and Reducing Health Disparities (R01) (PA-13-292)

Sponsor: National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Deadline: 09/15/2014

Amount: $250,000/yr., 1-5 yrs.

Description: The purpose of this funding opportunity announcement (FOA) is to encourage behavioral and social science research on the causes and solutions to health and disabilities disparities in the U.S. population. Health disparities between racial/ethnic populations, lower socioeconomic classes, and rural residents and the overall U.S. population are major public health concerns. Emphasis is placed on research in and among three broad areas of action: 1) public policy, 2) health care, and 3) disease/disability prevention. Particular attention is given to reducing health gaps among groups. R01 major research grants provide support for health-related research and development based on the mission of the NIH.

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 15.

More Info: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-13-292.html  

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Title: Express Research Grants in Biomedical Informatics (R01) (PAR-13-300)

Sponsor: National Institutes of Health (NIH), National Library of Medicine (NLM)

Deadline: 09/15/2014

Amount: $250,000/yr., 1-5 yrs.

Description: NLM offers support for innovative research in biomedical informatics. NLM defines biomedical informatics as the science of optimal organization, management, presentation and utilization of information relevant to human health and biology. Informatics research produces concepts, tools and approaches that advance what is known in the field and have the capacity to improve human health. The scope of NLM's interest in the research domain of informatics is interdisciplinary, encompassing informatics problem areas in the application domains of health care, public health, basic biomedical research, bioinformatics, biological modeling, translational research and health information management in disasters. R01 major research grants provide support for health-related research and development based on the mission of the NIH.

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 15.

More Info: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-13-300.html

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Title: Effects of Cannabis Use and Cannabinoids on the Developing Brain (R01) (PA-14-163)

Sponsor: National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Deadline: 09/15/2014

Amount: $250,000/yrs. (1-5 yrs.)

Description: This funding opportunity announcement (FOA) encourages Research Project Grant (R01) applications from institutions and organizations that propose to study the effects and functional consequences of cannabis and cannabinoid exposures on the developing brain, from pre-, peri-, post-natal development through young adulthood in animal models and humans. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to: molecular and cellular mechanisms of cannabis/cannabinoid effects on the developing brain; long term functional consequences of cannabis/cannabinoid exposure on learning and memory, cognitive and emotional development. R01 major research grants provide support for health-related research and development based on the mission of the NIH.

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 15.

More Info: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-14-163.html

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Title: mHealth Tools for Underserved Populations with Chronic Conditions to Promote Effective Patient-Provider Communication, Adherence to Treatment and Self-Management (R01) (PA 14-180)

Sponsor: National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Deadline: 09/15/2014

Amount: $250,000/yr. (5 yrs.)

Description: The purpose of this initiative is to stimulate research utilizing Mobile Health (mHealth), or smart phone-enabled, tools aimed at the improvement of effective patient-provider communication, adherence to treatment and self-management of chronic diseases in under-served populations. This announcement encourages the development, testing and comparative effective analysis of interventions utilizing mHealth technologies. R01 major research grants provide support for health-related research and development based on the mission of the NIH.

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 15.

More Info: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-14-180.html

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Title: Exploratory/Developmental Research Grant Program (R21) (PA-13-303)

Sponsor: National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Deadline: 09/25/2014

Amount: $200,000

Description: NIH Exploratory/Developmental Grants (R21) support the development of new research activities in categorical program areas. The R21 activity code is intended to encourage exploratory and developmental research projects by providing support for the early and conceptual stages of these projects. These studies may involve considerable risk but may lead to a breakthrough in a particular area, or to the development of novel techniques, agents, methodologies, models, or applications that could have a major impact on a field of biomedical, behavioral, or clinical 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 September 25.

More Info: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-13-303.html  

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Title: Small Research Grant Program (R03) (PA-13-304)

Sponsor: National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Deadline: 09/25/2014

Amount: $50,000

Description: NIH Investigator-Initiated Small Research Grants (R03) support small research projects that can be carried out in a short period of time with limited resources. The R03 activity code supports different types of projects including pilot and feasibility studies; secondary analysis of existing data; small, self-contained research projects; development of research methodology; and development of new research technology.

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 25.

More Info: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-13-304.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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