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COLA Grants Digest: Sept. 11, 2012

posted: Tue, Sep 11, 2012

COLA Grants Digest: Sept. 11, 2012

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

Sponsor: NSF Division of Atmospheric and Geospace Sciences

Deadline: 9/24/2012

Amount: $750,000

Description/Eligibility: GEM 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 a global Geospace General Circulation Model (GGCM) with predictive capability.

How to Apply: Contact your departmental Grants and Contracts Specialist or Kathy Thatcher (thatcher@austin.utexas.edu) in the COLA Office of Research and return Proposal Review Form by September 24. 

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2010/nsf10510/nsf10510.htm

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Title: Domestic Violence Homicide Prevention Demonstration Initiative Technical Assistance Program Grant (OVW-2012-3382)

Sponsor: Department of Justice (USDOJ), Office of Violence Against Women (OVW)

Deadline: 9/25/2012

Amount: $1,250,000

Description/Eligibility: The OVW Domestic Violence Homicide Prevention Demonstrative Initiative Technical Assistance Program is now open to nonprofit national, tribal, or statewide organizations and institutions of higher education. Eligible applicants must have the capacity to provide training and technical assistance on a national level. The organization(s) selected would serve as the comprehensive technical assistance provider for the new Domestic Violence Homicide Prevention Demonstration Initiative and would be expected to provide training and technical assistance to units of local government or Indian tribal governments to help build capacity and improve identification of and services for high risk victims while better monitoring high risk offenders to reduce domestic violence related homicide. 

How to Apply: Contact your departmental Grants and Contracts Specialist or Kathy Thatcher (thatcher@austin.utexas.edu) in the COLA Office of Research and return Proposal Review Form by September 25.

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://www.ovw.usdoj.gov/docs/dv-homicide-reduction-ta-solicitation.pdf

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Title: Research on Trends in Poverty and Inequality

Sponsor: Stanford Center on Poverty and Inequality (CPI)

Deadline: 10/4/2012

Amount: $20,000 

Description/Eligibility: The Stanford Center on Poverty and Inequality (CPI) seeks to support research that will expand our knowledge of key trends in poverty and inequality. The proposed research should use new or existing data to analyze key trends related to one of the nine domains listed below: (a) poverty, (b) income inequality, (c) social mobility, (d) educational access and achievement, (e) the safety net, (f) the effects of the economic downturn and possible recovery, (g) residential segregation, (h) racial and ethnic inequality, and (g) discrimination in the labor market. 

How to Apply: Contact your departmental Grants and Contracts Specialist or Melanie Morgan (mmorgan@austin.utexas.edu ) in the COLA Office of Research and return Proposal Review Form by October 4. Funds can be paid directly to researcher or routed through UT.

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://www.stanford.edu/group/scspi/new_scholars_rfp.html

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Title: Proliferation Awareness Workshops Cambodia and Macau (ISN-ISNECC-12-009/ CFDA 19.901)

Sponsor: Department of State, Office of Export Control Cooperation (ECC)

Deadline: 10/10/2012

Amount: $170,000

Description/Eligibility: The Department of State’s Office of Export Control Cooperation is pleased to announce a new funding opportunity through this Request for Applications (RFA). The purpose of the proposals is to provide basic nonproliferation and strategic trade control awareness training to policy-making officials from the Government of Cambodia and the Macau Special Administrative Region.

How to Apply: Contact your departmental Grants and Contracts Specialist or Kathy Thatcher (thatcher@austin.utexas.edu) in the COLA Office of Research and return Proposal Review Form by October 10. 

Full Announcement/Contacts: https://www.grantsolutions.gov/gs/preaward/previewPublicAnnouncement.do?id=15605

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Title: Alexander von Humboldt Professorship

Sponsor: Alexander von Humboldt Foundation

Deadline: 10/15/2012

Amount: €3,500,000-€5,000,000 

Description/Eligibility: The Alexander von Humboldt Professorship, which is financed by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research through the International Research Fund for Germany, enables award winners to carry out long-term and groundbreaking research at universities and research institutions in Germany. The award funds, totaling 5 million EUR for academics in experimental disciplines and 3.5 million EUR for researchers in theoretical disciplines, are made available for a period of five years. Nominations may be made by German universities; non-university research institutions may also submit nominations jointly with a German university. 

How to Apply: German universities apply directly to sponsor.

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://www.humboldt-foundation.de/web/alexander-von-humboldt-professorship.html

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Title: Henry Luce Foundation/ACLS Dissertation Fellowships in American Art

Sponsor: American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS), Henry Luce Foundation

Deadline: 10/24/2012

Amount: $27,000

Description/Eligibility: ACLS invites applications for the Henry Luce Foundation/ACLS Dissertation Fellowships in American Art designated for graduate students in any stage of Ph.D. dissertation research or writing. Ten fellowships are available for a non-renewable, one-year term beginning between June and September 2013 for the 2013-2014 academic year. The fellowships may be carried out in residence at the Fellow's home institution, abroad, or at another appropriate site for the research. The fellowships, however, may not be used to defray tuition costs or be held concurrently with any other major fellowship or grant. 

How to Apply: Apply directly to sponsor.

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://www.acls.org/programs/american-art/

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Title: National Robotics Initiative  (NRI) (NSF 11-553)

Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF), Division of Information & Intelligent Systems

Deadline: 11/3/2012

Amount: $40,000,000-$50,000,000

Description/Eligibility: The purpose of this program is the development of this next generation of robotics, to advance the capability and usability of such systems and artifacts, and to encourage existing and new communities to focus on innovative application areas. It will address the entire life cycle from fundamental research and development to industry manufacturing and deployment. Methods for the establishment and infusion of robotics in educational curricula and research to gain a better understanding of the long term social, behavioral and economic implications of co-robots across all areas of human activity are important parts of this initiative. Collaboration between academic, industry, non-profit and other organizations is strongly encouraged to establish better linkages between fundamental science and technology development, deployment and use. 

How to Apply:  Contact your departmental Grants and Contracts Specialist or Kathy Thatcher (thatcher@austin.utexas.edu) in the COLA Office of Research and return Proposal Review Form by November 3.

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2011/nsf11553/nsf11553.htm

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 Title: Ecology and Evolution of Infectious Diseases (NSF 12-587)

Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)

Deadline: 11/14/2012

Amount: $1,000,000-$2,500,000

Description/Eligibility: The program's focus is on both the discovery, as well as on building and testing models that elucidate these principles and processes. Research proposals should focus on understanding the determinants of transmission of diseases to humans, non-human animals, or plants; the spread of pathogens by environmental factors, vectors or abiotic agents; the population dynamics and genetics of reservoir species or alternate hosts; or the cultural, social, behavioral, and economic dimensions of disease transmission. 

How to Apply: Contact your departmental Grants and Contracts Specialist or Kathy Thatcher (thatcher@austin.utexas.edu) in the COLA Office of Research and return Proposal Review Form by November 14.

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2012/nsf12587/nsf12587.htm

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Title: Patient Centered Outcomes Research Pathway to Independence Award (K99/R00) (RFA-HS-13-002)

Sponsor: National Institutes of Health (NIH), Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)

Deadline: 11/17/2012 (Letter of Intent), 11/21/2012 (Full Proposal)

Amount: $90,000+

Description/Eligibility: The primary purpose of this program is to increase and maintain a strong cohort of new and talented AHRQ-supported independent investigators trained in comparative effectiveness methods to conduct patient care outcomes research. The program is designed to facilitate a timely transition from a junior non-tenure track faculty or a postdoctoral research position (or their equivalents) to a stable independent research career. The program targets investigators early in their careers to support their development in new, sophisticated methodological comparative effectiveness research skills, interdisciplinary perspectives, and capabilities in PCOR.

How to Apply: Contact your departmental Grants and Contracts Specialist or Kathy Thatcher (thatcher@austin.utexas.edu) in the COLA Office of Research and return Proposal Review Form by October 29.

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-HS-13-002.html

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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

Destin Smith Ray Smith destin@austin.utexas.edu for Post-Award

 

 

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