College of Liberal Arts

COLA Grants Digest: July 8, 2014

Tue, Jul 8, 2014

Title: Saudi American Educational and Cultural Initiative Grant (S-SA-800-14-GR-006, CFDA 19.040)

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

Deadline: Open

Amount: $3,000-$25,000

Description: The Public Affairs Section of the U.S. Embassy to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is now accepting proposals from Saudi and U.S. non-governmental and community organizations, universities, entrepreneurs, cultural organizations or qualified individuals who propose to work together to develop or expand educational, professional and cultural exchange activities and promote dialogue and partnership between the people of the United States and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The Embassy is especially interested in identifying and supporting U.S.-Saudi partnerships that include a focus on the development of exchanges, projects and partnerships between U.S. and Saudi youth or women; that involve the development of professional linkages in business, healthcare or media, including social media; that build on Saudi efforts to modernize and build a knowledge-based economy; that expand Saudi-U.S. educational partnerships; or that are submitted by or involve alumni of exchange programs sponsored by the U.S. or Saudi governments.

How to Apply: Applications accepted on a rolling basis. Contact your departmental Grants and Contracts Specialist or Kathy Thatcher (thatcher@austin.utexas.ed) in Liberal Arts Grants Services and return Proposal Review Form three weeks before you intend to submit to the sponsor.

More Info: http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=257748

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Title: Countering Labor Violence in Guatemala and Honduras (DRLA-DRLAQM-14-056, CFDA 19.345)

Sponsor: U.S. Department of State (DOS), Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor (DRL)

Deadline: 07/11/2014

Amount: $500,000-$700,000

Description: Threats against and killing of trade unionists, combined with very few or no convictions of perpetrators, have dominated the labor environment in Guatemala and Honduras for several years. Engagement from and between civil society, business and government stake holders is necessary in order to sustainably reverse this trend. DRL requests proposals for a 30- to 36-month regional program operating in Guatemala and Honduras that seeks to enhance protection measures for trade union leaders and members and those seeking to form a union, as well as combat impunity for perpetrators of violence. Well-developed proposals will seek to include some or all of the following groups: informal economy workers, women, indigenous persons, youth, disabled persons, and migrants. Well-developed proposals will demonstrate research into and/or experience with existing civil society groups that address violence against vulnerable groups and have a proven track record of engagement with enforcement agencies.

How to Apply: Contact your departmental Grants and Contracts Specialst or Kathy Thatcher (thatcher@austin.utexas.edu)  in Liberal Arts Grants Services and return Proposal Review Form by July 11.

More Info: http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=258911

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Title: Technical Assistance and Dissemination to Improve Services and Results for Children with Disabilities: National Technical Assistance Center on Improving Transition to Postsecondary Education and Employment for Students with Disabilities (ED-GRANTS-070214-001, CFDA 84.326)

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

Deadline: 07/28/2014

Amount: $2.5M

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 July 28.

More Info: http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=258828

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Title: Grants Program

Sponsor: U.S.-Israel Binational Science Foundation

Deadline: 08/25/2014

Amount: Varies

Description: Regular research and start-up grants support U.S.-Israeli collaborations in fields including psychology, economics, and sociology, among other disciplines in the physical and life sciences. 

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 August 25.

More Info: http://www.bsf.org.il/bsfpublic/DefaultPage1.aspx?PageId=25&innerTextID=25

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Title: Subvention Grants

Sponsor: University of Texas at Austin, Office of the Vice President for Research

Deadline: 09/01/2014

Amount: Varies

Description: The University of Texas at Austin Subvention Grants program is designed to assist faculty authors in the publication of scholarly books. Frequently university and other scholarly presses demand that authors provide funds to underwrite the publication of scholarly monographs and books. Subvention awards provide financial assistance to faculty members when departments and deans are unable to provide needed support. Applications for book subvention grants are accepted on a rolling basis until funds are depleted.

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

More Info: http://www.utexas.edu/research/resources/awards-fellowships-grants/subvention-grants

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Title: Clinical Studies of Mental Illness Not Involving Treatment Development, Efficacy, or Effectiveness Trials (Collaborative R01) (PAR-14-165)

Sponsor: National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Deadline: 09/08/2014

Amount: $500,000

Description: This funding opportunity announcement (FOA) seeks to support collaborative clinical studies, not involving treatment development, efficacy, or effectiveness trials. Primary areas of focus include mental health genetics, biomarker studies, and studies of mental illnesses (e.g. psychopathology, neurodevelopmental trajectories of psychopathology). Applicants should respond to this FOA when two or more sites are needed to complete the study. 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 8.

More Info: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-14-165.html

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Title: Military Specific HIV/AIDS Prevention, Care, and Treatment Program for non-PEPFAR (President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief) Funded Countries (DHAPP-BAA-13-001, CFDA 12.350)

Sponsor: U.S. Department of Defense (DOD), HIV/AIDS Prevention Program (DHAPP)

Deadline: 09/09/2014

Amount: Unspecified

Description: DHAPP's goal is to maximize program impact by focusing on the drivers of the epidemic specific to the military, and to support the development of interventions and programs that address these issues. DHAPP works with militaries of foreign countries to devise plans by 1) meeting with key partners in country to determine provisional major program areas and other technical assistance needs; 2) adapting DHAPP support to a country’s need for prevention, care and/or treatment; 3) strengthening military capacity for ownership and behavioral changes over the long term; 4) considering program design by leveraging assets with other country partners who have/had successful prevention, care, and/or treatment efforts; 5) focusing on prevention, care and/or treatment impact aligned with national implementation plans; and 6) implementing and monitor programs to ensure accountability and sustainability.

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 9.

More Info: http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=206615

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Title: Lizette Peterson-Homer Injury Prevention Award

Sponsor: American Psychological Foundation

Deadline: 09/10/2014

Amount: $5,000 

Description: The annual award program supports research into psychological and behavioral aspects of the prevention of injuries in children and adolescents as reflected in the activities and interests within pediatric psychology of the late Lizette Peterson-Homer and her commitment to improving the status of children. Specifically, the grant supports research related to the prevention of injuries in children and adolescents through accidents, violence, abuse, or suicide. To be eligible, applicants must be students and/or faculty at an accredited university and demonstrate research competence and  commitment to this area of research.

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 September 10.

More Info: http://www.apa.org/apf/funding/peterson-homer.aspx

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Title: Learning and Leadership Grants

Sponsor: National Education Association (NEA) Foundation

Deadline: 09/10/2014

Amount: $2,000-$5,000

Description: The Learning and Leadership Grants program provides support to public school teachers, public education support professionals, and/or faculty and staff in public institutions of higher education through grants to individuals to fund participation in high-quality professional development experiences; or grants in support of collegial study, including study groups, action research, lesson study, or mentoring experiences for faculty or staff new to an assignment.

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 September 10.

More Info: http://www.neafoundation.org/pages/learning-leadership-grants/

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Title: Research on Health of LGBTI Populations (R01) (PA-12-111)

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

Deadline: 09/15/2014

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

Description: The NIH is committed to supporting research that will increase scientific understanding of the health status of various population groups and improve the effectiveness of health interventions and services for individuals within those groups. High priority is placed on research on populations that appear to have distinctive health risk profiles but have received insufficient attention from investigators. This funding opportunity announcement (FOA) highlights a particular community: lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex, and related populations (designated here as LGBTI populations). Basic, social, behavioral, clinical, and services research relevant to the missions of the sponsoring Institutes and Centers may be proposed. 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-12-111.html

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Title: Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation Program in Buddhist Studies

Sponsor: American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS), Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation

Deadline: 09/17/2014

Amount: $30,000-$200,000 

Description: Grants will be given in four categories: 1) Dissertation Fellowships will provide one-year stipends for Ph.D. candidates to devote full time to preparing dissertations., and may be used for fieldwork, archival research, analysis of findings, or for writing after research is complete. 2) Postdoctoral Fellowships will provide two years of funding to recent recipients of the Ph.D. for residence at a university for the purpose of revising the dissertation into a publishable manuscript or for beginning the first new project. 3) Collaborative Research Grants will support work that may be interdisciplinary or transdisciplinary. Projects that relate different Buddhist traditions to each other or that relate scholarship on the broad Buddhist tradition to contemporary concerns in other academic fields are especially welcome. 4) A Distinguished Visiting Professorships will allow universities and colleges to host accomplished scholar-teachers in Buddhist studies as visiting professors for one semester or one academic year.

How to Apply: Applicants in the Collaborative Research and Distinguished Visiting Professorship categories should contact their departmental Grants and Contracts Specialist or Melanie Morgan (mmorgan@austin.utexas.edu) in Liberal Arts Grants Services and return Proposal Review Form by September 17. Dissertation and Postdoctoral Fellowship applicants may apply directly to sponsor by October 8.

More Info: http://www.acls.org/programs/buddhist-studies/

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Title: Esther Zolt Academic Research Grant

Sponsor: International Reading Association

Deadline: 10/24/2014

Amount: $2,500

Description: The International Reading Association supports literacy professionals through a wide range of resources, advocacy efforts, voluntarism, and professional development activities, and works to promote high levels of literacy for all by improving the quality of reading instruction; disseminating research and information about reading; and encouraging lifetime reading habits. To that end, the association is accepting applications for the Esther Zolt Academic Research Grant. One grant will be awarded for a research study on the classroom implementation of In2Books or an e-Pals project and the Common Core State Standards that inspires others to improve teaching and learning in innovative ways. To be eligible, applicants must be a current IRA member in good standing.

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 October 24.

More Info: http://www.reading.org/Resources/AwardsandGrants/award_esther_zolt_academic.aspx

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Title: Professor Rahamimoff Travel Grants Program for Young Scientists

Sponsor: U.S.-Israel Binational Science Foundation

Deadline: 11/03/2014

Amount: $4,000

Description: The Professor Rahamimoff Travel Grants Program is open to U.S. and Israeli Ph.D. students doing research that requires facilities or expertise not available in their home countries. The trips will be only to a higher education or a research facility in the U.S.A. (for Israelis) or Israel (for Americans). The program will not support participation in conferences or trips by late-stage Ph.D. students. Eligible fields include psychology, economics, and sociology, among other disciplines in the physical and life sciences.

How to Apply: Contact Elizabeth Korves (korvesem@austin.utexas.edu) in the Office of Graduate Studies for application instructions. 

More Info: http://www.bsf.org.il/bsfpublic/DefaultPage1.aspx?PageId=25&innerTextID=25

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Title: Archives Leadership Institute (LEADERSHIP-201412, CFDA 89.003)

Sponsor: National Archives and Records Administration (NARA), National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC)

Deadline: 11/06/2014

Amount: $225,000

Description: The NHPRC seeks proposals from organizations to continue the Archives Leadership Institute. First funded in 2008, the Archives Leadership Institute seeks to bring to tomorrow's leaders the insights and understanding necessary for increasing public use and appreciation of archives. The NHPRC envisions a minimum of a one-week program that will tailor contemporary best practices in leadership skills to issues specific to archives professionals. The grantee will be responsible for all project phases, from curriculum design and development through administering the program for the attendees it selects. Topics for the Institute may include issues in technology, economics, public policy, and constituent relations, along with practical questions of administration, strategic planning, leading change, and fund raising. In addition, there should be opportunities for participants to develop solutions to the specific needs of their institutions. 

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 November 6.

More Info: http://www.archives.gov/nhprc/announcement/leadership.html

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Title: Fellowships and Grants for the History of Science and Technology in East Asia

Sponsor: D. Kim Foundation

Deadline: 11/17/2014

Amount: $2,500-$55,000

Description: The D. Kim Foundation provides fellowships and grants in support of graduate students and young scholars pursuing studies in the history of science and technology in East Asia from the beginning of the 20th century to the present. Comparative studies of East Asia and the West as well as studies in related fields (mathematics, medicine, and public health) are also welcome. The foundation offers postdoctoral and dissertation fellowships as well as grants for travel/research and for group projects. 

How to Apply: Faculty applying for travel/research or group funding should contact their departmental Grants and Contracts Specialist or Melanie Morgan (mmorgan@austin.utexas.edu) in Liberal Arts Grants Services and return Proposal Review Form by November 17. Dissertation and Postdoctoral Fellowship applicants may apply directly to sponsor December 15. See grant announcement for complete list of materials to be submitted with application. 

More Info: http://www.dkimfoundation.org/fellowships.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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