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COLA Grants Digest: Oct. 16, 2012

posted: Tue, Oct 16, 2012

Title: NSF Grant Proposal Guide 2013

Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF) 

Description/Eligibility: The National Science Foundation has release a revised Grant Proposal Guide effective for proposals submitted or due on or after January 14, 2013. Significant changes are listed on page 2 of the document with detailed information on each change contained within the various sections that have been revised.

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/policydocs/grantsgovguide0113.pdf?WT.mc_id=USNSF_109

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Title: East Asia and Pacific Summer Institutes for U.S. Graduate Students (EASPSI) (NSF 12-498)

Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)

Deadline: 10/18/2012

Amount: Unspecified

Description/Eligibility: NSF and selected foreign counterpart science and technology agencies sponsor international research institutes for US graduate students in seven East Asia and Pacific locations. These Summer Institutes (EAPSI) operate similarly and the research visits to a particular location take place at the same time. Although applicants apply individually to participate in a Summer Institute, awardees become part of the cohort for each location. Applicants must propose a location, host scientist, and a research project that is appropriate for the host site and duration of the international visit. It is expected that EAPSI awards will help students initiate professional relationships to enable future collaboration with foreign counterparts.it. 

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 8.

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=5284&WT.mc_id=USNSF_39&WT.mc_ev=click  

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Title: Independent Investigator Grant Program

Sponsor: Brain and Behavior Research Foundation

Deadline: 10/18/2012

Amount: $100,000

Description/Eligibility: The Independent Investigator program is intended to facilitate innovative research opportunities and supports basic, as well as translational and/or clinical investigators and research must be relevant to the understanding, treatment, and prevention of serious psychiatric disorders such as schizophrenia, mood disorders, anxiety disorders, or early onset brain and behavior disorders. The foundation is interested in supporting the full range of relevant neurobiological and psychobiological basic science.

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 18.

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://bbrfoundation.org/II

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Title: Youth Leadership Program with Sub-Saharan Africa (ECA-PE-C-PY-13-09; CFDA 19.415)

Sponsor: Department of State (DOS)

Deadline: 10/29/2012

Amount: $330,000

Description/Eligibility:  This funding opportunity announcement is an open competition for the Youth Leadership Program with Sub-Saharan Africa. Proposed projects will provide youth and adult participants with a three-week French language exchange program in the United States focused on civic education, youth leadership development, and community engagement, and to support the implementation of service projects in their home communities.

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://search.state.gov/search?oe=utf8&ie=utf8&q=ECA-PE-C-PY-13-09&filter=0&entqr=3&ud=1&sort=date%3AD%3AL%3Ad1&output=xml_no_dtd&lr=lang_en&client=exchanges&proxystylesheet=exchanges&site=exchanges&x=0&y=0

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Title: America's Historical and Cultural Organizations: Planning Grants (CFDA 45.164)

Sponsor: National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH)

Deadline: 11/5/2012

Amount: $75,000

Description/Eligibility: America’s Historical and Cultural Organizations grants provide support for museums, libraries, historic places, and other organizations that produce public programs in the humanities. Grants support the following formats: exhibitions at museums, libraries, and other venues; interpretations of historic places, sites, or regions; book/film discussion programs; living history presentations; other face-to-face programs at libraries, community centers, and other public venues; and interpretive websites. Planning grants support the early stages of project development, including consultation with scholars, refinement of humanities themes, preliminary design, and audience evaluation.

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 5.

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://www.neh.gov/files/grants/ahco-planning-jan-9-2013.pdf

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Title: Mellon Fellowships for Dissertation Research in Original Sources

Sponsor: Andrew W. Mellon Foundation; Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR)

Deadline: 11/8/2012 (Letter of Reference); 11/15/2012 (Application)

Amount: $25,000

Description/Eligibility: The Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) is pleased to offer fellowships generously funded by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation for dissertation research in the humanities or related social sciences in original sources. Traditional proposals for original source research in such fields as history will be welcome and the committee will give preference to sound non-traditional projects in all eligible fields such as those that use newly available or little studied sources, make interdisciplinary use of sources, use sources in innovative, creative ways, use sources in repositories that cannot, themselves, provide financial assistance to researchers. Fellows may propose to work in more than one repository during the fellowship period, including repositories abroad. Preference is given to applicants working away from their home institutions. International students are eligible to apply.

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

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://www.clir.org/fellowships/mellon/mellon.html/

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Title: Grant-in-Aid Program

Sponsor: Rockefeller Archive Center (RAC)

Deadline: 11/15/2012

Amount: $5,000 

Description/Eligibility: The research grants are designed to foster, promote, and support research by serious scholars in the collections located at the Rockefeller Archive Center. The research grants are designed to foster, promote, and support research by serious scholars in the collections located at the Rockefeller Archive Center, which include the records of the Rockefeller Family, The Rockefeller University, The Rockefeller Foundation, and other philanthropies and associated individuals.

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

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://www.rockarch.org/grants/generalgia.php

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Title: Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship in Jewish Studies

Sponsor: Foundation for Jewish Culture (FJC)

Deadline: 11/16/2012

Amount: $16,000-$20,000 

Description/Eligibility: The FJC awards four to five Doctoral Dissertation Fellowships per year to emerging scholars who are working in their last year of thesis writing within recognized fields associated with Jewish studies. The Maurice and Marilyn Cohen Fund for Doctoral Dissertation Fellowships in Jewish Studies encourages scholarly research, publication and teaching in the various disciplines of Jewish studies.

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

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://jewishculture.org/2012-kroll-film-fund-now-open/

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Title: NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program  (GRFP) (NSF 12-599; CFDA 47.050)

Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)

Deadline:  11/16/2012 (Social Sciences, Psychology, STEM Education and Learning): 11/19/2012 (Life Sciences, Geosciences)

Amount: $42,000 

Description/Eligibility: The Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) awards Fellowships for graduate study leading to research-based Master's and doctoral degrees in the fields of science and engineering relevant to the mission of the National Science Foundation. NSF Graduate Research Fellowships are awarded to individuals in the early stages of their graduate study. All applicants are expected to have adequate preparation to begin graduate-level study and research by summer or fall of 2013. 

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

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2012/nsf12599/nsf12599.htm

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Title: Our Town (2013NEA01OT; CFDA 45.024)

Sponsor:  National Endowment for the Arts (NEA)

Deadline: 11/29/2012

Amount: $200,000 

Description/Eligibility: The National Endowment for the Arts will provide a limited number of grants, ranging from $25,000 to $200,000, for creative placemaking projects that contribute toward the livability of communities and help transform them into lively, beautiful, and sustainable places with the arts at their core. Our Town will invest in creative and innovative projects in which communities, together with their arts and design organizations and artists, seek to improve their quality of life, encourage greater creative activity, foster stronger community identity and a sense of place, and revitalize economic development.  

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 29.

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://www.arts.gov/grants/apply/OurTown/index.html

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Title: Digital Humanities Implementation Grants (20130123-HK; CFDA 45.169)

Sponsor: National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH)

Deadline: 12/12/2012

Amount: $325,000

Description/Eligibility: Digital Humanities Implementation Grants program seeks to identify projects that have successfully completed their start-up phase and are well positioned to have a major impact. Proposals are welcome for digital initiatives in any area of the humanities and may involve humanities research methods, public programming or educational settings, tools for library or archive or examination of philosophical or practical implications of the use of emerging technologies in the fields of humanities. 

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 December 12. 

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://www.neh.gov/grants/odh/digital-humanities-implementation-grants

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Title: Postdoctoral Fellowships in Translational Research

Sponsor: Autism Speaks

Deadline: 12/12/12

Amount: $61,600

Description/Eligibility: This program supports promising and well-qualified postdoctoral scientists pursuing training in autism spectrum disorders (ASD) translational research. Successful applicants will detail a project that bridges basic laboratory research and behavioral or biomedical clinical research, with a training plan that includes mentoring in both basic and clinical research environments. 

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

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://www.autismspeaks.org/science/science-news/postdoctoral-fellowships-translational-research?utm_source=social-media&utm_medium=text-link&utm_campaign=espeaks

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Title: National Digital Newspaper Program (20130117-PJ; CFDA 45.149)

Sponsor: National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH)

Deadline: 12/14/2012

Amount: $350,000

Description/Eligibility: NEH is soliciting proposals from institutions to participate in the National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP). The NDNP is creating a national digital resource of historically significant newspapers published between 1836 and 1922, from all the states and U.S. territories as a searchable database. An accompanying national newspaper directory of bibliographic and holdings information on the website will direct users to newspaper titles available in all types of formats.

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 December 14. 

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://www.neh.gov/grants/preservation/national-digital-newspaper-program

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

 

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