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COLA Grants Digest: May 15, 2012

posted: Wed, May 16, 2012

Title: Research on Children in Military Families: The Impact of Parental Military Deployment and Reintegration on Child and Family Functioning (R01) (PA-11-200)
Sponsor: National Institutes of Health, Department of Health and Human Services
Deadline: 5/15/2012
Amount: $250,000 direct costs per year

Description/Eligibility: The purpose of this opportunity is to encourage interdisciplinary studies on the impact of parental military deployment, combat-related stress, and reintegration with the family on child social and affective development outcomes as well as on family functioning. Longitudinal prospective studies with diverse samples would address important gaps in the literature and are highly encouraged.  Descriptive studies addressing the particular concerns of early childhood, middle childhood and adolescence are also encouraged.

How to Apply: Contact Kathy Thatcher (thatcher@austin.utexas.edu) in the COLA Office of Research and return Proposal Review Form by May 15. Psychology faculty should contact Kristin Weidman at Kristin@austin.utexas.edu.  

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://grants1.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-11-200.html
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Title: SMART FY 12 Promoting Evidence Integration in Sex Offender Management: Circles of Support and Accountability (COSA) Training and Technical Assistance Project (CFDA 16.203)
Sponsor: U.S. Department of Justice
Deadline: 5/22/2012
Amount: $500,000

Description/Eligibility: The successful applicant will plan and deliver training and technical assistance to three award recipients under the COSA Grant Program and develop and carry out training and technical assistance in response to the ad hoc requests from jurisdictions and sex offender management practitioners interested in the COSA mode. FY 12 COSA grantee technical assistance needs may vary depending on the jurisdiction’s sex offender supervision practices, whether the jurisdiction has implemented some form or COSA program or not, and if the jurisdiction has experience using volunteers in sex offender management.

How to Apply: Contact Kathy Thatcher (thatcher@austin.utexas.edu) in the COLA Office of Research and return Proposal Review Form by May 22.

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://www07.grants.gov/search/search.do?&mode=VIEW&oppId=167974


Title: Lynn and Jules Kroll Fund for Jewish Documentary Film
Sponsor: Foundation for Jewish Culture
Deadline: 5/28/2012
Amount: $15,000 - $35,000

Description/Eligibility: Lynn and Jules Kroll Fund for Jewish Documentary Film provides grants for the completion of original documentary films that promote thoughtful consideration of Jewish history, life, culture, and identity.

How to Apply: Contact Melanie Morgan (mmorgan@austin.utexas.edu) in the COLA Office of Research and return Proposal Review Form by May 28.

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://foundationcenter.org/pnd/rfp/rfp_item.jhtml?id=378600021


Title: Criminal Victimization of Persons with Disabilities Residing in Group Quarters (CFDA 16.734)
Sponsor: U.S. Department of Justice
Deadline: 6/4/2012
Amount: $1,500,000

Description/Eligibility: The Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) is seeking applications to design, develop, and test data collection procedures for self-report data on criminal victimization of persons with disabilities residing in group quarters living arrangements, including assisted living settings and institutional settings, such as skilled nursing facilities.

How to Apply: Contact Kathy Thatcher (thatcher@austin.utexas.edu) in the COLA Office of Research and return Proposal Review Form by June 4.

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://www07.grants.gov/search/search.do?&mode=VIEW&oppId=170216


Title: National Integrated Water Quality Program (CFDA 10.303)
Sponsor: U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)
Deadline: 6/7/2012

Description/Eligibility: The goal of the National Integrated Water Quality Program (NIWQP) is to contribute to the improvement of the quality of our nation’s surface water and groundwater resources through research, education, and extension activities. Projects funded through this program will work to solve water resource problems by advancing and disseminating the knowledge base available to agricultural, rural, and urbanizing communities. Funded projects should lead to science-based decision making and management practices that improve the quality of the Nation’s surface water and groundwater resources in agricultural, rural, and urbanizing watersheds.

How to Apply: Contact Kathy Thatcher (thatcher@austin.utexas.edu) in the COLA Office of Research and return Proposal Review Form by June 7.

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://www07.grants.gov/search/search.do?&mode=VIEW&oppId=169780


Title: Support for Iraq's Board of Supreme Audit (CFDA19-016)
Sponsor: Department of State, Bureau of Near Eastern Affairs, Iraq Assistance Office
Deadline: 6/9/2012
Amount:  $2,000,000

Description/Eligibility: he Department of State’s Bureau of Near Eastern Affairs, Iraq Office (NEA/I) announces a Request for Statements of Interest (SOIs) from organizations interested in submitting proposals for projects that support the implementation of Iraq’s Board of Supreme Audit’s (BSA) Strategic Development Plan (SDP). The project proposal should build on efforts to develop and strengthen the capacity of BSA as an institution, as well as the capacity of BSA’s professional staff. This solicitation does not constitute a formal Request for Proposals: NEA/I will invite select organizations that submit SOIs to expand on their ideas via a full proposal at a later date.

How to Apply: Contact Kathy Thatcher (thatcher@austin.utexas.edu) in the COLA Office of Research and return Proposal Review Form by June 9.

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://www07.grants.gov/search/search.do?&mode=VIEW&oppId=162233
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Title: Shared Beringian Heritage Program (CFDA 15.946)
Sponsor: National Park Service
Deadline: 6/13/2012
Amount: $20,000 - $40,000

Description/Eligibility: The National Park Service is seeking applications for projects conducted under the Shared Beringian Heritage Program (SBHP) for 2013. Projects funded under this program may be either scientific research projects or local, community-based educational, cultural or conservation projects that fulfill some or all of the goals of the Beringia program. The Shared Beringian Heritage Program of the National Park Service is an international program that unites American and Russian natives, scientists, land managers, conservationists and other interested parties in promoting the protection, understanding and enjoyment of the common heritage and shared natural and cultural resources of the Beringia region of northwestern Alaska and eastern Chukotka.

How to Apply: Contact Kathy Thatcher (thatcher@austin.utexas.edu) in the COLA Office of Research and return Proposal Review Form by June 13.

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://www.grants.gov/search/search.do?mode=VIEW&oppId=168913


Title: Postdoctoral Fellowship Awards in Studying Complex Systems
Sponsor: James S. McDonnell Foundation
Deadline: 6/15/2012
Amount: $200,000

Description/Eligibility: The James S. McDonnell Foundation is accepting applications for its postdoctoral fellowship program in the area of complex systems research. The fellowship awards are intended to provide students in the final stages of completing a Ph.D. degree more leeway in identifying and securing postdoctoral training opportunities. The program will provide pre-doctoral students in the final phase of graduate school with "letters of intent to fund" that they can use in negotiations with potential postdoctoral training institutions. Students will not be awarded fellowships until they have been accepted as a postdoctoral fellow at a qualified 501(c)(3) institution (or equivalent) and the sponsoring institution submits an acceptable application to JSMF. Eligible applicants are Ph.D. students within eighteen months of the anticipated completion of their graduate training. Applicants should not currently have a Ph.D. and should not receive a Ph.D. on or before June 15, 2012.

How to Apply: Directly to Sponsor

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://foundationcenter.org/pnd/rfp/rfp_item.jhtml?id=378300026


Title: Project of National Significance: Community of Practice for Supporting Competitive Integrated Employment for Individuals with I/DD  (CFDA 93.631)
Sponsor: Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS)
Deadline: 6/19/2012
Amount: $200,000

Description/Eligibility: Funds will be awarded to build capacity across and within states through state consortia, to create and share policies, practices and systems that support competitive, integrated employment outcomes to support individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD). The Community of Practice (CoPI) under this funding opportunity announcement (FOA) will work to provide information including the identification of emerging and promising practices in the area of competitive integrated employment across states, establish and maintain mechanisms to share and disseminate data, develop ideas to address competitive integrated employment challenges in states, provide quality peer to peer technical assistance, and promote interagency collaboration and partnership.

How to Apply: Contact Kathy Thatcher (thatcher@austin.utexas.edu) in the COLA Office of Research and return Proposal Review Form by June 19.

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://www07.grants.gov/search/search.do?&mode=VIEW&oppId=170253


Title: Data Infrastructure Building Blocks (DIBBs) – Conceptualization Track (NSF 12-557)
Sponsor: National Science Foundation
Deadline: 7/5/2012 Conceptualization Track
Amount: $100,000 for 1 year
Description/Eligibility: The specific goals of this program are to support the development or expansion of new types of digital data storage, preservation, and access that: (1) enable engagement at the frontiers of science and engineering research and education; (2) work cooperatively and in coordination to overcome conventional barriers due to data type and format, discipline or subject area, and time and place to facilitate sharing of data; (3) combine expertise in cyberinfrastructure; library and archival sciences; computer, computational, and information sciences; and various domain sciences; (4) lead to long-term governance models for economic and technological sustainability over multiple decades. Additional DIBBs awards are also available for Implementation awards due August 9, 2012 and Interoperability awards due August 9, 2012.
How to Apply: Contact Kathy Thatcher (thatcher@austin.utexas.edu) in the COLA Office of Research and return Proposal Review Form by July 5.

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://www.nsf.gov/publications/pub_summ.jsp?ods_key=nsf12557
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Title: University Research Program (CFDA 19.900)
Sponsor: Department of State
Deadline: 7/8/2012
Amount: $250,000

Description/Eligibility: The Public Affairs Section (PAS) of the U.S. Embassy in Tbilisi, Georgia is pleased to announce an open competition for assistance awards through this Request for Proposals (RFP) for a University Research Program. The Public Affairs Section (PAS) of the U.S. Embassy in Tbilisi, Georgia invites U.S. and Georgian universities, educational institutes and non-profit/non-governmental organizations to submit proposals for a one- to two-year project to improve the standards of Georgian academic research in Georgian universities and educational institutes, and to encourage greater interaction between Georgian academic researchers, civil society, and government policy-makers. The project is meant to strengthen the quantitative and qualitative research skills and the academic writing of young Georgian scholars; raise Georgian scholarship to an international standard; and encourage the publication of Georgian scholarly research in Western academic and/or in Georgian peer reviewed journals in areas directly related to: domestic policy issues (i.e. health care, education, environment, civil service/personnel issues, local government, etc.) and comparative analyses (U.S.-Georgian).

How to Apply: Contact Kathy Thatcher (thatcher@austin.utexas.edu) in the COLA Office of Research and return Proposal Review Form by July 8.

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://www07.grants.gov/search/search.do?&mode=VIEW&oppId=169553
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Title: Identifying Health Outcomes Associated with Changes in Use of Illicit Drugs (R01)(CFDA 93.279)
Sponsor: National Institutes of Health, National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)
Deadline: 8/1/2012
Amount: $500,00
Description/Eligibility: The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) is soliciting grant (R01) applications to test the hypothesis that reductions in illicit drug use are associated with improved health outcomes in patients. This opportunity will support both prospective and retrospective studies, which may include, but not limited to, identification and characterization of beneficial health outcomes that are associated with reduced levels of drug use.
How to Apply: Contact Kathy Thatcher (thatcher@austin.utexas.edu) in the COLA Office of Research and August 1.
Full Announcement/Contacts: http://www07.grants.gov/search/search.do?&mode=VIEW&oppId=170294
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Title: Data Infrastructure Building Blocks (DIBBs) – Implementation and Interoperability Tracks
Sponsor: National Science Foundation
Deadline: 8/9/2012
Amount: $1.5 million total over 3 years for Implementation & Interoperability Tracks
Description/Eligibility: The specific goals of this program are to support the development or expansion of new types of digital data storage, preservation, and access that: (1) enable engagement at the frontiers of science and engineering research and education; (2) work cooperatively and in coordination to overcome conventional barriers due to data type and format, discipline or subject area, and time and place to facilitate sharing of data; (3) combine expertise in cyberinfrastructure; library and archival sciences; computer, computational, and information sciences; and various domain sciences; (4) lead to long-term governance models for economic and technological sustainability over multiple decades. DIBBs awards are also available for Conceptualization awards due July 5, 2012.
How to Apply: Contact Kathy Thatcher (thatcher@austin.utexas.edu) in the COLA Office of Research and August 9.

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://www.nsf.gov/publications/pub_summ.jsp?ods_key=nsf12557
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Title: Collaborative R01s for Clinical and Services Studies of Mental Disorders, AIDS and Alcohol Use Disorders (R01) (PAR-09-153)
Sponsor: National Institutes of Health, Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS)
Deadline: 8/17/2012
Amount: $250,000 - $1,000,000

Description/Eligibility: The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) and the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) seek to support collaborative intervention trials in the treatment, prevention or rehabilitation of those with mental disorders and alcohol use disorders and comorbid mental disorder. Support is also provided for other collaborative clinical studies, including but no limited to mental health services research, AIDS, genetics, psychopathology, stigma, and cultural and social processes. This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) should be used when two or more sites are needed to complete the study.

How to Apply: Contact Kathy Thatcher (thatcher@austin.utexas.edu) in the COLA Office of Research and return Proposal Review Form by August 17. Psychology principal investigators should contact Kristin Weidman at kristin@austin.utexas.edu.

Full Announcement/Contact: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-09-153.html
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Title: National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency Academic Research Program  (CFDA 12.630)
Sponsor: The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA), Dept. of Defense
Deadline: Open until 9/9/2013.
Amount: $300,000

Description/Eligibility: The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) is releasing this solicitation for its sponsored academic research program.  The purpose of the projects are to (1) support basic, applied, or advanced research (technology development) in mathematical, physical, engineering, environmental, and life sciences, and other fields with good, long-term potential for contributing to technology for Department of Defense missions; (2) facilitate transition of research results to practical application for defense needs; (3) improve linkages between defense research and the civilian technology and industrial bases, to promote commercial application of the results of defense research and commercial availability of technology for defense needs; (4) foster education of future scientists and engineers in disciplines critical to defense; and (5) strengthen the infrastructure for research and related science and engineering education in those disciplines.

How to Apply:  Contact Kathy Thatcher (thatcher@austin.utexas.edu) in the COLA Office of Research and return Proposal Review Form anytime before September 9, 2013, allowing 3 week processing time.

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://www07.grants.gov/search/search.do?oppId=141713&mode=VIEW
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Title: Research Opportunities in Space and Earth Sciences (ROSES) – 2012 (CFDA 43.001)
Sponsor: NASA
Deadline: Varies
Amount: Unspecified
Description/Eligibility: ROSES-2012 is an omnibus NASA Research Announcement. It contains over 50 different proposal opportunities. The document “Summary of Solicitation” describes the common requirements for all ROSES-2012 proposal opportunities. The documents “Table 2” and “Table 3” contain the list of all proposal opportunities and their due dates. The document “Complete ROSES 2012” contains the Summary of Solicitation, Tables 2 and 3, and the description of all proposal opportunities; bookmarks within the document can help in navigation. Proposers interested in a single proposal opportunity may find the home page for that proposal opportunity by opening “Table 2” (sorted by proposal due date) or “Table 3” (sorted by appendix number) above or in the full ROSES document, and clicking on the appropriate hyperlink. Any amendments to ROSES-2012 may be found by opening “Amendments”. Any clarifications or corrections will be tracked in the “Corrections and Clarifications” document. All ROSES documents are kept up to date and incorporate amendments, clarifications, and corrections in a clearly identifiable manner.
How to Apply: Contact Kathy Thatcher (thatcher@austin.utexas.edu) in the COLA Office of Research and return Proposal Review Form 3 weeks prior to sponsor due date.

Full Announcement/Contacts: Please check this web site frequently for open funding opportunities: http://nspires.nasaprs.com/external/solicitations/summary.do?method=init&solId={4DF6A47E-EDC1-20F2-11FB-8BDF6890024A}&path=open
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