College of Liberal Arts

COLA Grants Digest: July 22, 2014

Tue, Jul 22, 2014

Announcements

National Science Foundation Grants Conference

October 6, 8: 30 AM-October 7, 3:30 PM, George Washington University Arlington, VA

Key officials representing each NSF program directorate, administrative office, Office of General

Counsel, and Office of the Inspector General will participate in this two-day conference. The conference is considered a must, particularly for new faculty, researchers, educators and administrators who want to gain insight into a wide range of important and timely issues at NSF including: the state of current funding; the proposal and award process; and current and recently updated policies and procedures.

Topics covered include: Introduction to NSF; NSF's proposal preparation and merit review process; Award management; Conflict of interest policies; New programs and initiatives; Cross-disciplinary and special interest programs; and Breakout sessions by discipline.

Sign up for registration notification: http://events.SignUp4.com/nsfnotification

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Title: Young Explorers Grants

Sponsor: National Geographic Society

Deadline: Open

Amount: $2,000-$5,000

Description: The National Geographic Society accepts applications for the Young Explorers Grant (YEG). Young Explorers Grants offer opportunities to individuals between the ages of 18 and 25 to pursue research, conservation, and exploration-related projects consistent with National Geographic's existing grant programs, including: the Committee for Research and Exploration (CRE), the Expeditions Council (EC), and the Conservation Trust (CT). Funding is not restricted to United States citizens—foreign nationals are invited to apply.

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

More Info: http://www.nationalgeographic.com/field/grants-programs/yeg-application.html  

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Title: Geospace Environment Modeling (GEM) (NSF 10-510)

Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)

Deadline: 9/23/2014

Amount: $525,000

Description: The Geospace Environment Modeling (GEM) program is a broad-based, community-initiated research program on the physics of the Earth's magnetosphere and the coupling of the magnetosphere to the atmosphere and to the solar wind. The purpose of the GEM program is to support basic research into the dynamical and structural properties of geospace, leading to the construction of one or more global Geospace General Circulation Model(s) (GGCM) with predictive capability.

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 23.

More Info: http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2010/nsf10510/nsf10510.htm   

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Title: Lesbian Health Fund (LHF)

Sponsor: Health Professionals Advancing LGBT Equality (GLMA)

Deadline: 9/24/2014

Amount: $500-$10,000

Description: The Lesbian Health Fund (LHF), a program of GLMA: Health Professionals Advancing LGBT Equality, was established in 1992 to define, study, and educate lesbians and their health care providers about lesbian health issues. LHF's mission is to improve the health of lesbians, other sexual minority women (SMW) and their families through research. Research areas include: Understanding social, family, and interpersonal influences as sources of stress or support; Eliminating inequalities in health care, including barriers to care, and improving quality of care and utilization rates; Development and testing of interventions to address mental and physical health needs of lesbians and other SMW, including but not limited to depression, identity related issues, eating disorders, substance abuse, obesity, cancer risks, cardiovascular disease and sexually transmitted infections; and Sexual and reproductive health, including family & parenting issues. The deadlines for receipt of applications are May 15 and October 15. 

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 24.

More Info: http://www.glma.org/index.cfm?fuseaction=Page.viewPage&pageId=959&grandparentID=594&parentID=922&nodeID=1

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Title: Estimating the Economic Costs of Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementias (R21) (PA-12-254)

Sponsor: National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Deadline: 9/25/2014

Amount: $275,000

Description: Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia are widely believed to impose great economic costs on society, but the magnitude of those costs is unclear. This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) encourages research on the economic costs of Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias, including direct and indirect costs to public and private health care payers, families and other informal caregivers, as well as labor market costs from reduced productivity or labor force participation. The R21 grant mechanism is intended to encourage exploratory/developmental research by providing support for the early and conceptual stages of project development.

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-12-254.html

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Title: Examination of Survivorship Care Planning Efficacy and Impact (R21) (PA-12-274)

Sponsor: National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Deadline: 9/25/2014

Amount: $275,000

Description: The purpose of this funding opportunity announcement (FOA) is to stimulate research to evaluate the effect of care planning on cancer survivors' health and psychosocial outcomes; self-management of late effects and adherence to cancer screening and health behavior guidelines; utilization of follow-up care; organizational-level factors influencing the implementation of care planning; and associated costs. Specifically, the FOA aims to stimulate research that will: 1) develop and test metrics for evaluating the impact of survivorship care planning; 2) evaluate the impact of survivorship care planning on cancer survivors' morbidity, self-management and adherence to care recommendations, utilization of follow-up care, and on systems outcomes, such as associated costs and impact on organizations implementing care planning; and 3) identify models and processes of care that promote effective survivorship care planning. The R21 grant mechanism is intended to encourage exploratory/developmental research by providing support for the early and conceptual stages of project development.

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-12-274.html

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Title: Family-Centered Self-Management of Chronic Conditions (R21) (PA-14-113)

Sponsor: National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Deadline: 9/25/2014

Amount: $200,000 direct costs

Description: The purpose of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to encourage research that seeks to build the science of family-centered self-management (FCSM) in chronic conditions. The R21 mechanism is intended to encourage new exploratory and developmental research projects. For example, such projects could assess the feasibility of a novel area of investigation or a new experimental system that has the potential to enhance health-related research. Another example could include the unique and innovative use of an existing methodology to explore a new scientific area. 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. An R21 grant application need not have extensive background material or preliminary information. 

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-14-113.html

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Title: Effects of Cannabis Use and Cannabinoids on the Developing Brain (R21) (PA-14-162)

Sponsor: National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Deadline: 9/25/2014

Amount: $275,000/2 yrs.

Description: This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) encourages Research Project Grant (R21) 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 pertaining to this FOA 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. The R21 grant mechanism is intended to encourage exploratory/developmental research by providing support for the early and conceptual stages of project development.

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-14-162.html

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Title: Effects of Cannabis Use and Cannabinoids on the Developing Brain (R03) (PA-14-164)

Sponsor: National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Deadline: 9/25/2014

Amount: $100,000/2 yrs.

Description: This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) encourages Research Project Grant (R03) 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 pertaining to this FOA 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. The R03 grant mechanism, or small grant program, supports small research projects that can be carried out in a short period of time with limited resources. 

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-14-164.html

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Title: Dissemination and Implementation Research in Health (R21) (PAR-13-054)

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

Deadline: 9/25/2014

Amount: $275,000/2yrs.

Description: This funding opportunity announcement (FOA) encourages investigators to submit research grant applications that will identify, develop, evaluate and refine effective and efficient methods, systems, infrastructures, and strategies to disseminate and implement research-tested health behavior change interventions, evidence-based prevention, early detection, diagnostic, treatment and management, and quality of life improvement services, and data monitoring and surveillance reporting tools into public health and clinical practice settings that focus on patient outcomes. The R21 grant mechanism is intended to encourage exploratory/developmental research by providing support for the early and conceptual stages of project development.

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/PAR-13-054.html

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Title: HIV/AIDS, Drug Use, and Vulnerable Populations in the US (R21) (PA-12-280)

Sponsor: National Institutes of Health (NIH), National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)

Deadline: 9/25/2014

Amount: $275,000/2 yrs.

Description: This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) will support studies in vulnerable populations to: 1) understand the contribution of drug abuse (both injection and non-injection) to the acquisition and/or transmission of HIV; 2) study disease progression and disease outcomes in drug using populations; 3) develop and/or improve prevention and treatment interventions, particularly comprehensive, integrated interventions; 4) improve the availability, delivery and quality of evidence-based prevention and treatment services across a variety of settings; and 5) address organizational, structural, and/or community level factors including social, drug-using, and sexual networks associated with health disparities.The R21 grant mechanism is intended to encourage exploratory/developmental research by providing support for the early and conceptual stages of project development. 

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-12-280.html

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Title: Arctic Research Opportunities (NSF 13-592)

Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)

Deadline: 9/30/2014

Amount: Unspecified

Description: The National Science Foundation (NSF) invites investigators at U.S. organizations to submit proposals to conduct research about the Arctic. Arctic research includes field and modeling studies, data analysis, and synthesis about the arctic region. The goal of the NSF Section for Arctic Sciences, Division of Polar Programs (PLR), is to gain a better understanding of the Arctic's physical, biological, geological, chemical, social and cultural processes; the interactions of oceanic, terrestrial, atmospheric, biological, social, cultural, and economic systems; and the connections that define the Arctic. The Arctic Sciences and other NSF programs support projects that contribute to the development of the next generation of researchers and scientific literacy for all ages through education, outreach, and broadening participation in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. Program representatives from polar and other non-polar NSF programs that support arctic research coordinate across NSF, including joint review and funding of arctic proposals and mutual support of special projects with high logistical costs.

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 30.

More Info: http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2014/nsf14584/nsf14584.htm

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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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