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CoLA Grants Digest, Feb. 28, 2012

posted: Tue, Feb 28, 2012

CoLA Grants Digest: Feb. 28, 2012
Highlights: NEH Fellowships, Departmental Fulbright-Hays for language training
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Title: FY12 Region 04 Wetland Program Development Grants (EPA-REG04 -12-01)
Sponsor: US Environmental Protection Agency
Deadline: March 1, 2012 (A full final application package is not required at this time.)
Amount: $150,000 to $600,000
 
Description/Eligibility:  The EPA is soliciting proposals from eligible applicants to build or refine State/Tribal/local government wetland programs as described in Section I, Funding Opportunity Description, of this announcement.
 
How to Apply: Contact Kathy Thatcher (thatcher@austin.utexas.edu) in the CoLA Office of Research and return Proposal Review Form by March 1st. See grant announcement for complete list of materials to be submitted with application.
 
Full Announcement/Contacts: http://www.epa.gov/region4/water/wetlands/wetlands_grants.html
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Title: USAID Improving Higher Education Quality Program in Vietnam (USAID-RDMA-486-12-008-RFA)
Sponsor: United States Agency for International Development (USAID)
Deadline: March 1, 2012
Amount: $2.5 million over a three-year period (on/about July 1, 2012 - June 30, 2015)
 
Description/Eligibility: The primary objective of this program is to strengthen the human and institutional capacity of Vietnamese higher education institutions to develop and deliver education, training and research programs that underpin economic growth. In meeting this objective, USAID will leave behind institutional legacies capable of providing effective human capital development. The Recipient will implement a program to meet this objective.
 
How to Apply: Contact Kathy Thatcher (thatcher@austin.utexas.edu) in the CoLA Office of Research and return Proposal Review Form by March 1st. See grant announcement for complete list of materials to be submitted with application.
 
Full Announcement/Contacts: http://www.grants.gov/search/search.do?mode=VIEW&oppId=137633
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Title: Climate Change Education (CCE): Climate Change Education Partnership (CCEP) Program, Phase II  (CCEP-II) (NSF 15-523
Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)
Deadline: March 1, 2012
Amount: $5M-$6.25M over 5 yrs., avg. $1M-1.25M/yr.
 
Description/Eligibility: The current solicitation seeks proposals for Phase II Partnerships (CCEP-II) only.  The Climate Change Education Partnership (CCEP) program seeks to establish a coordinated national network of regionally- or thematically-based partnerships devoted to increasing the adoption of effective, high quality educational programs and resources related to the science of climate change and its impacts.
 
How to Apply: Contact Kathy Thatcher (thatcher@austin.utexas.edu) in the CoLA Office of Research and return Proposal Review Form by March 1st. See grant announcement for complete list of materials to be submitted with application.
 
Full Announcement/Contacts: http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=503465&WT.mc_id=USNSF_39&WT.mc_ev=click
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Title: Long-Term Ecological Research  (LTER) (NSF 12-524)
Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)
Deadline: March 1, 2012
Amount: $980,000
 
Description/Eligibility: To address ecological questions that cannot be resolved with short-term observations or experiments. Research at LTER sites provides experiments, databases, and research programs for use by other scientists. It must test important ecological or ecosystem theories including, but not limited to, ecosystem stability, biodiversity, community structure, and energy flow
 
How to Apply: Contact Kathy Thatcher (thatcher@austin.utexas.edu) in the CoLA Office of Research and return Proposal Review Form by March 1st.
 
Full Announcement/Contacts: http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=7671&WT.mc_id=USNSF_39&WT.mc_ev=click
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Title: Schlesinger Dissertation Grants, Research Support Grants & Oral History Grants
Sponsor: Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America, Harvard University
Deadline: March 16, 2012 (annual)
Amount: $3,000

Description/Eligibility: Scholars whose dissertation or other research requires use of the library's collections, or who are conducting oral history interviews relevant to the history of women or gender in the U.S. may apply. Applications will be evaluated on the significance of the research and the project's potential contribution to the advancement of knowledge as well as its creativity in drawing on the library's holdings. Applicants must have advanced to candidacy in a doctoral program in a relevant field and have an approved dissertation topic. Priority will be given to those whose projects require use of materials available only but the Schlesinger Library. Non-US citizens are eligible but should contact the library regarding visas and other required paperwork prior to applying.

How to Apply: Submit directly to sponsor.

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://www.radcliffe.edu/schles/dissertation_grant.aspx 
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Title: American Youth Leadership Program (ECA-PE-C-PY-12-34-OY-B)
Sponsor: Bureau Of Educational and Cultural Affairs
Deadline: March 23, 2012
Amount: $130,000 - $350,000
 
Description/Eligibility: The Office of Citizen Exchanges, Youth Programs Division, of the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs announces an open competition for the American Youth Leadership Program.

How to Apply: Contact Kathy Thatcher (thatcher@austin.utexas.edu) in the CoLA Office of Research and return Proposal Review Form March 23rd. See grant announcement for complete list of materials to be submitted with application.
 
Full Announcement/Contacts: http://www07.grants.gov/search/announce.do;jsessionid=CsRbPHvF96dTz1Fmp1f2ZZ6NfcZSRtkxbvsGvrhzJCpXlvLQDY7K!488296553
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Title: Margaret W. Moore and John M. Moore Research Fellowship
Sponsor: Friends Historical Library and/or the Swarthmore College Peace Collection
Deadline: March 31, 2012 (annual)
Amount: TBD

Description/Eligibility: The purpose of the Margaret W. Moore and John M. Moore Research Fellowship is to provide a stipend to promote research during the academic year or summer months using the resources of the Friends Historical Library and/or the Swarthmore College Peace Collection. See below to read about the past Moore Fellows.

How to Apply: Submit directly to sponsor.

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://www.swarthmore.edu/Library/peace/peacewebsite/scpcWebsite/Documents/MooreFellowship.htm
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Title: Office of Post Secondary Education (OPE): Fulbright-Hays Group Projects Abroad Program: Advanced Overseas Intensive Language Training Projects (CFDA No. 84.021B)
Sponsor: Department of Education
Deadline: April 2, 2012
Amount: $375,000

Description/Eligibility: The Fulbright-Hays Group Projects Abroad (GPA) Program supports overseas projects in training, research, and curriculum development in modern foreign languages and area studies for groups of teachers, students, and faculty engaged in a common endeavor. Short-term projects may include seminars, curriculum development, or group research or study. Long-term projects support advanced overseas intensive language projects, which give advanced language students the opportunity to study languages overseas. Eligible Applicants: (1) Institutions of higher education, (2) State educational agencies (SEAs), (3) Private nonprofit educational organizations, and (4) Consortia of these entities.

How to Apply: Contact Kathy Thatcher (thatcher@austin.utexas.edu) in the CoLA Office of Research and return Proposal Review Form by April 2nd. See grant announcement for complete list of materials to be submitted with application.

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://www07.grants.gov/search/search.do?&mode=VIEW&oppId=145833
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Title: Office of Post Secondary Education (OPE): Fulbright-Hays Group Projects Abroad Program: Short Term Projects (CFDA No. 84.021A / ED-GRANTS-022312-001)
Sponsor: Department of Education
Deadline: April 2, 2012
Amount: $125,000

Description/Eligibility: The Fulbright-Hays Group Projects Abroad (GPA) Program supports overseas projects in training, research, and curriculum development in modern foreign languages and area studies for groups of teachers, students, and faculty engaged in a common endeavor. Short-term projects may include seminars, curriculum development, or group research or study. Long-term projects support advanced overseas intensive language projects, which give advanced language students the opportunity to study languages overseas. Eligible Applicants: (1) Institutions of higher education, (2) State educational agencies (SEAs), (3) Private nonprofit educational organizations, and (4) Consortia of these entities.

How to Apply: Contact Kathy Thatcher (thatcher@austin.utexas.edu) in the CoLA Office of Research and return Proposal Review Form by April 2nd. See grant announcement for complete list of materials to be submitted with application.

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://www07.grants.gov/search/search.do?&mode=VIEW&oppId=145833
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Title: Replication Research on Sexual Violence Case Attrition (NIJ-2012-3088 / CFDA No. 16.560)
Sponsor: National Institute of Justice
Deadline: April 2, 2012
Amount: Not specified

Description/Eligibility: NIJ is interested in funding one research grant to replicate the NIJ-funded study, “Police Decision-Making in Sexual Assault Cases: An Analysis of Crimes Reported to the Los Angeles Police Department, 2006–2008,” in 6 to 8 other sites. Sites should cover urban, suburban, and rural areas. Proposals should, to the extent possible, replicate the mixed-methods design and analytic approach found in the final technical report and data documentation files of the aforementioned study.

How to Apply: Contact Kathy Thatcher (thatcher@austin.utexas.edu) in the CoLA Office of Research and return Proposal Review Form by April 2nd. See grant announcement for complete list of materials to be submitted with application.

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://www07.grants.gov/search/search.do?&mode=VIEW&oppId=146414
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Title: NEH Fellowships (CFDA No. 45.160/20120501-FA)
Sponsor: National Endowment for the Humanities
Deadline: April 10, 2012
Amount: $50,400

Description/Eligibility: Fellowships 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 in the humanities. Projects may be at any stage of development. NEH encourages submission of Fellowships applications from faculty at Hispanic-Serving Institutions, Historically Black Colleges and Universities, and Tribal Colleges and Universities.

How to Apply: Contact Kathy Thatcher (thatcher@austin.utexas.edu) in the CoLA Office of Research and return Proposal Review Form by April 10th. See grant announcement for complete list of materials to be submitted with application.

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://www.neh.gov/grants/guidelines/fellowships.html
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Title: NEH Fellowships for Advance Social Science Research on Japan (CFDA No. 45.160/20120501-FO)
Sponsor: National Endowment for the Humanities
Deadline: April 10, 2012
Amount: $50,400

Description/Eligibility: Awards support research on modern Japanese society and political economy, Japan's international relations, and U.S.-Japan relations. The program encourages innovative research that puts these subjects in wider regional and global contexts and is comparative and contemporary in nature. Research should contribute to scholarly knowledge or to the general public’s understanding of issues of concern to Japan and the United States. Appropriate disciplines for the research include anthropology, economics, geography, history, international relations, linguistics, political science, psychology, public administration, and sociology. Fellows may undertake their projects in Japan, the United States, or both, and may include work in other countries for comparative purposes. Projects may be at any stage of development.

How to Apply: Contact Kathy Thatcher (thatcher@austin.utexas.edu) in the CoLA Office of Research and return Proposal Review Form by April 10th. See grant announcement for complete list of materials to be submitted with application.

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://www.neh.gov/grants/guidelines/fellowships-japan.html
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Title: NIMHD Social, Behavioral, Health Services, and Policy Research on Minority Health and Health Disparities (R01)
Sponsor: National Institutes of Health
Deadline: April 13, 2012 (Letter of Intent); May 14, 2012 (Full Proposal)
Amount: Direct costs in each year of $250,000 or less, for up to 5 years
 
Description/Eligibility: The purpose of the Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to solicit innovative social, behavioral, health services, and policy research that can directly and demonstrably contribute to the elimination of health disparities.
 
How to Apply: Contact Kathy Thatcher (thatcher@austin.utexas.edu) in the CoLA Office of Research and return Proposal Review Form April 13th. See grant announcement for complete list of materials to be submitted with application.
 
Full Announcement/Contacts: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-MD-12-003.html
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Title: Penn Pre-Doctoral Fellowships for Excellence through Diversity
Sponsor: University of Pennsylvania
Deadline: April 15, 2012
Amount: $27,000 stipend, $3,000 research/travel, and benefits

Description/Eligibility: This program is designed to provide mentorship and access to Penn’s resources for doctoral students in the humanities or social sciences, enrolled at universities other than Penn, as they complete their dissertation research or writing. Selected student will be of exceptional academic merit and belong to a group underrepresented in higher education; and/or come from a socially, culturally, or educationally disadvantaged background or have faced other significant personal obstacles; and/or pursues academic research on cultural, societal, or educational problems as they affect disadvantaged segments of society. Recipients must be U.S. citizens, be enrolled in a PhD program in the humanities or social sciences at an institution other than Penn, have passed their PhD qualifying examinations, and have an approved dissertation proposal.

How to Apply: Submit personal statement, dissertation abstract, 2 recommendation letters, graduate transcripts and CV to sponsor via email to Stephanie King (stking@upenn.edu)

Full Announcement/Contacts: Questions can be addressed to the Office of the Vice Provost for Faculty at provost-fac@upenn.edu.  Unofficial posting available at: http://lucian.uchicago.edu/blogs/studentgrantsfellowships/2012/02/24/penn-predoctoral-fellowships-for-excellence-through-diversity/
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Title: Research on Health of LGBTI Populations—R01 (PA-12-111), R03 (PA-12-112), R21 (PA-12-113)
Sponsor: Dept. of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health
Deadline: April 16, 2012
Amount: $200,000

Description/Eligibility: The National Institutes of Health (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.

How to Apply: Contact Kathy Thatcher (thatcher@austin.utexas.edu) in the CoLA Office of Research and return Proposal Review Form by April 16th. See grant announcement for complete list of materials to be submitted with application.

Full Announcement/Contacts:  R01: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-12-111.html;  R03: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-12-112.html ; R21: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-12-113.html
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Title: Building Community and Capacity for Data-Intensive Research in the Social, Behavioral, and Economic Sciences and in Education and Human Resources (BCC-SBE/EHR) (NSF 12-538)
Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)
Deadline: May 1, 2012
Amount: Awards are expected to be one, two, or three years in duration and to have budgets of a scale
appropriate for the type of proposal submitted.
 
Description/Eligibility: Engineering (CIF21) activity, the Directorates for Social, Behavioral, and Economic Sciences (SBE), the Directorate for Education and Human Resources (EHR), and the Office of Cyber infrastructure seek to enable research communities to develop visions, teams, and capabilities dedicated to creating new, large-scale, next-generation data resources and relevant analytic techniques to advance fundamental research for the SBE and EHR sciences. Successful proposals will outline activities that will have significant impacts across multiple fields by enabling new types of data-intensive research.
 
How to Apply: Contact Kathy Thatcher (thatcher@austin.utexas.edu) in the CoLA Office of Research and return Proposal Review Form by September 4th. See grant announcement for complete list of materials to be submitted with application.
 
Full Announcement/Contacts: http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2012/nsf12538/nsf12538.htm?WT.mc
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Title: Social Science Research on Indigent Defense (NIJ 2012-3166)
Sponsor: National Institute of Justice (NIJ)
Deadline: May 2, 2012
Amount: $500,000 approx. max

Description/Eligibility: NIJ seeks proposals for funding to examine indigent criminal defense services, policies, and practices. This includes services provided by any of the following: State-funded, county-funded, city-funded, or tribal public defender’s offices; contract indigent defense lawyers; court-appointed counsel for indigent defendants; and/or, pro bono services provided by criminal defense attorneys. These services can be at the pretrial, trial, post-conviction, and/or appellate stages and involve either juvenile and/or adult defendants. Applicants are encouraged to consider research involving either (1) access to counsel and waiver of counsel by juveniles and/or adults, or (2) the effectiveness of other defense team members in indigent defense cases. However, other strong research proposals will be considered as well.

How to Apply: Contact Kathy Thatcher (thatcher@austin.utexas.edu) in the CoLA Office of Research and return Proposal Review Form by May 2nd. See grant announcement for complete list of materials to be submitted with application.

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://www07.grants.gov/search/search.do?&mode=VIEW&oppId=146173
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Title: GeoPRISMS (Geodynamic Processes at Rifting and Subducting Margins) is the successor to the MARGINS Program (NSF 12-537)
Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)
Deadline: June 11, 2012
Amount: $500,000 approx.
 
Description/Eligibility: GeoPRISMS is a community-driven Program that will enhance understanding of the complex processes governing global continental margin evolution. Mechanical, chemical, biological and fluid processes act in concert to drive the initiation, evolution and eventual destruction of continental margins, as well as the accumulation of resources in these regions. This program includes focus on “(7) expanded emphasis on issues with direct societal impact, and (8) a vertically-integrated education and outreach program supporting development rom K-12 to early career scientists.”
 
How to Apply:  Contact Kathy Thatcher (thatcher@austin.utexas.edu) in the CoLA Office of Research and return Proposal Review Form by June 11th. See grant announcement for complete list of materials to be submitted with application.
 
Full Announcement/Contacts: http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2012/nsf12537/nsf12537.htm?WT.mc_id=USNSF_25&WT.mc_ev=click
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Title: Region 6 Aquatic Invasive Species (CFDA Number(s): 15.608—Fish and Wildlife Management Assistance)
Sponsor:  US Fish and Wildlife Service
Deadline: Sept. 7, 2012
Amount: $50,000
 
Description/Eligibility: The Region 6 US Fish and Wildlife Service Fisheries Program and its partners recognize that we share responsibilities for preventing and controlling the impacts of aquatic invasive species on fish and other aquatic resources, and success is contingent on partnerships that cut across jurisdictions. This opportunity covers the states of Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Wyoming, Utah, Colorado, Nebraska, and Kansas.
 
How to Apply: Contact Kathy Thatcher (thatcher@austin.utexas.edu) in the CoLA Office of Research and return Proposal Review Form by Sept. 7th. See grant announcement for complete list of materials to be submitted with application.
 
Full Announcement/Contacts: https://www.cfda.gov/index?s=program&mode=form&tab=core&id=2e5dff3661ee16777c667dde6845f418
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Please contact the Office of Research grants staff with any questions you have about applying for grants as a UT 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
Destin Smith Ray Smith destin@austin.utexas.edu for Post-Award

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