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COLA Grants Digest: November 20, 2012

posted: Tue, Nov 20, 2012

Title: William F. Podlich Distinguished Fellows Program

Sponsor: Claremont McKenna College

Deadline: 11/21/2012

Amount: Unspecified

Description: The William F. Podlich Distinguished Fellows Program at Claremont McKenna College in Southern California invites leaders in academia, the professions, and public affairs to share their intellectual talents with the students and faculty of CMC, a college consistently ranked as one of the top liberal arts institutions in the nation. The Podlich Distinguished Fellows Program provides an outstanding experience for both scholar and student in a rich academic environment within The Claremont Colleges — a consortium of five undergraduate and two graduate institutions. The program focuses on intellectual vibrance provides Podlich Fellows the opportunity to be in-residence on our campus for a full semester or an academic year.

How to Apply: Submit directly to sponsor. See website for detailed application instructions. 

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://www.claremontmckenna.edu/dof/podlich/default.php

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Title: Distinguished Fellows Program

Sponsor: William T. Grant Foundation

Deadline: 12/03/2012

Amount: $200,000

Description: The William T. Grant Foundation’s Distinguished Fellows Program is designed to increase the supply of, demand for, and use of high-quality research in the service of improved youth outcomes. To accomplish this goal, the program gives influential mid-career researchers the opportunity to immerse themselves in practice or policy settings, and conversely gives influential practitioners and policy makers the opportunity to work in research settings. To be eligible, applicants must be influential mid-career practitioners, policy makers, or researchers, and propose one or two tax-exempt private and governmental organizations that are willing to "house" and mentor the fellow. 

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 December 3.

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://www.wtgrantfoundation.org/funding_opportunities/fellowships/william_t__grant_distinguished_fellows

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Title: Interpretation, Acquisition and Use of Research Evidence in Policy and Practice

Sponsor: William T. Grant Foundation

Deadline: 12/03/2012

Amount: $100,000-$600,000/2-3 yrs. 

Description: The William T. Grant Foundation seeks to fund high-quality empirical research with the goal of improving the lives of youth between 8 and 25 years of age in the United States. Support will be provided for empirical theory-building studies of what affects policy makers' and practitioners' acquisition, interpretation, and use of research evidence. The foundation is interested in policy and practice directly relevant to youth in the U.S. Areas of focus can include education, juvenile justice, child welfare, health, family support, employment, mental health, and youth programs. 

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 December 3.

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://www.wtgrantfoundation.org/funding_opportunities/research_grants/use-of-research-evidence

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Title: Division of Environmental Biology, CORE Programs (NSF 13-508)

Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)

Deadline: 12/03/2012 (Preliminary Proposals), 7/12/2013 (Invited Full Proposals)

Amount: $150,000

Description: The Division of Environmental Biology (DEB) supports fundamental research on populations, species, communities, and ecosystems. Scientific emphases range across many evolutionary and ecological patterns and processes at all spatial and temporal scales. Areas of research include biodiversity, phylogenetic systematics, molecular evolution, life history evolution, natural selection, ecology, biogeography, ecosystem structure, function and services, conservation biology, global change, and biogeochemical cycles. 

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 3.

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2013/nsf13508/nsf13508.htm

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Title: Small Scientific Conference Grant Program (R13) (PA-11-310)

Sponsor: Food and Drug Administration (FDA)

Deadline: 12/3/2012 (additional deadlines: 3/25/2013, 6/24/2013)

Amount: $50,000

Description: The FDA recognizes the value of supporting high quality, small scientific conferences.  A small scientific conference is defined as a symposium, seminar, workshop, or any formal meeting, whether conducted face-to-face or virtually to exchange information and explore a defined subject, issue, or area of concern impacting the public's health within the scope of the FDA's mission.

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 3.

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-11-310.html

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Title: Administrative Supplements for Research on Sex/Gender Differences (PA-13-018)

Sponsor: National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Deadline: 12/03/2012

Amount: $100,000

Description: The NIH announces the availability of administrative supplements to support research highlighting the impact of sex/gender differences (or similarities) in human health, including behavioral, clinical or preclinical studies. Included are studies relevant to the pathophysiology, clinical presentation, prevention, or treatment of disease. The proposed research should address the objectives of the NIH Strategic Plan for Women’s Health and Sex Differences Research. Applicants for supplement awards must currently administer an eligible NIH parent award.

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 3.

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-13-018.html

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Title: Undergraduate Conservation Research Program

Sponsor: Doris Duke Charitable Foundation

Deadline: 12/13/2012 (Letter of Interest)

Amount: $500,000/3yrs.

Description: The Doris Duke Charitable Foundation is seeking short Letters of Interest from nonprofit organizations and academic institutions interested in developing a new nationwide program to engage undergraduate students from underrepresented racial/ethnic groups in rigorous research experiences in conservation biology and other disciplines relevant to land, water, and wildlife conservation. The program will be one of several efforts supported by the foundation to increase diversity in the land and wildlife conservation workforce.

How to Apply: Submit Letter of Interest directly to sponsor by December 13 per instructions at link below. If selected to submit full proposal, immediately 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.

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://www.ddcf.org/Programs/Environment/Funding-Opportunities/

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Title: William Randolph Hearst Endowed Fellowship

Sponsor: Aspen Institute Program on Philanthropy and Social Innovation

Deadline: 12/14/2012

Amount: $2,000 (spring 2013 fellowship)

Description: The Hearst Fellow serves as an intern with Program on Philanthropy and Social Innovation (PSI) in the Washington, D.C., office of the Aspen Institute. Through this fellowship, PSI seeks to introduce a diverse group of students to issues and challenges affecting philanthropy, social enterprise, nonprofit organizations, and other actors in the social sector. In his or her internship, the Hearst Fellow undertakes research, writing, and logistical and administrative support for PSI's leadership initiatives, public programs, and convenings. Recipients may arrange with their colleges or universities to receive academic credit for this experience. The fellowship, which is based on academic excellence and need, is open to both undergraduate and graduate students of color.

How to Apply: Submit directly to sponsor. See website for detailed application instructions.

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://www.aspeninstitute.org/policy-work/nonprofit-philanthropy/leadership-initiatives/hearst

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Title: Agriculture and Food Research Initiative (AFRI) Competitive Grants Program (USDA-NIFA-AFRI-003968)

Sponsor: U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)

Deadline: 12/31/2012 (Letter of Intent); 3/25/2013 (Full Proposals)

Amount: Varies by type

Description: The USDA established the AFRI under which the Secretary of Agriculture may make competitive grants for fundamental and applied research, education, and extension to address food and agricultural sciences as amended, in six priority areas. The six priority areas include: 1) plant health and production and plant products; 2) animal health and production and animal products; 3) food safety, nutrition, and health; 4) renewable energy, natural resources, and environment; 5) agriculture systems and technology; and 6) agriculture economics and rural communities.

How to Apply: All proposals except for conference applications should submit Letter of Intent directly to sponsor by December 31, per instructions in the grant announcement. To submit a full proposal, 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 March 25.

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://nifa.usda.gov/funding/rfas/pdfs/13_afri_climate_variability.pdf

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Title: Volvo Environment Prize

Sponsor: Volvo Environment Prize Foundation

Deadline: 1/10/2013

Amount: ~$209,000

Description: The Volvo Environment Prize is awarded for outstanding innovations or scientific discoveries which in broad terms fall within the environmental field. Priority is given to an individual or to a group of named individuals, rather than to institutions. The span of disciplines and activities for which nominations can be made is very wide. The work of nominees should be based on scientific grounds.

How to Apply: Nominations may be submitted directly to sponsor. See website for detailed application instructions.

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://www.environment-prize.com/component/option,com_frontpage/Itemid,1/

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Title: Point Scholarships 

Sponsor: Point Foundation

Deadline: 1/14/2013

Amount: $25,000/yr.

Description: Point Scholarships are designed to help promising LGBTQ students achieve their full academic and leadership potential despite obstacles. Scholars must demonstrate academic excellence, leadership skills, community involvement, and financial need. Attention also will be paid to students who have lost the financial and social support of their families and/or communities as a result of revealing their sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression.

How to Apply: Submit directly to sponsor. See website for detailed application instructions. 

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://www.pointfoundation.org/apply.html

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Title: Charles Bronfman Prize

Sponsor: Charles Bronfman Prize

Deadline: 1/15/2013

Amount: $100,000

Description: The Charles Bronfman Prize annually recognizes Jewish humanitarians whose work, while inspired by personal Jewish values, is of universal benefit to all people. The award celebrates the vision and endeavor of an individual (or group of individuals) under the age of 50 whose humanitarian work has contributed significantly to the betterment of the world. The prize accepts nominations from around the world in all areas of humanitarian endeavor across a broad spectrum of disciplines, including but not limited to medicine and science, education, human rights, conflict resolution, community development, and compassionate care. 

How to Apply: Nominations may be submitted directly to sponsor. See website for detailed application instructions.

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://www.thecharlesbronfmanprize.com/index.php

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Title: Research Into the Impact of Economic Fluctuations on Alcohol Consumption, Drinking Patterns, and Prevention and Treatment of Problem Drinking and Related Problems (R01) (PA-11-061)

Sponsor: National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Deadline: 1/15/2013

Amount: Unspecified

Description: This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) issued by the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA), National Institutes of Health (NIH), encourages Research Project Grant (R01) applications from institutions/organizations that propose to investigate the impact of national or local economic fluctuations on alcohol consumption,  alcohol drinking patterns, and the prevention and treatment of problem drinking.  

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 January 15.

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-11-061.html

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Title: Drug Abuse Dissertation Research: Epidemiology, Prevention, Treatment, Services, and/or Women and Sex/Gender Differences (R36) (PAR-10-020)

Sponsor: National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Deadline: 1/25/2013

Amount: $50,000/yr., up to 2 yrs.

Description: The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) announces the availability of NIH Dissertation Award grants (R36) to support drug abuse doctoral dissertation research in epidemiology, prevention, treatment, services, and/or women and sex/gender differences, areas in which there is a significant need for new investigators. Grant support is designed to encourage doctoral candidates from a variety of academic disciplines and programs to conduct research in these areas of interest to NIDA. It is hoped that this program will ultimately facilitate the entry of promising new investigators into the field of drug abuse research.

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 January 25.

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-10-020.html

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Title: Summer 2013 Research Grants, Various (Graduate Students)

Sponsor: Teresa Lozano Long Institute of Latin American Studies

Deadline: 1/30/2013

Amount: Varies

Description: Anna Luiza Ozorio de Almeida Field Research Grant (Brazil), Lozano Long Graduate Summer Field Research Grant, and Tinker Field Research Grant, and Summer FLAS applications now available. 

How to Apply: Application information and instructions available at link below. Please send any questions to Kimberly Terry (kterry@austin.utexas.edu). 

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://www.utexas.edu/cola/insts/llilas/graduate-program/financial-support/overview.php

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Title: Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowships (Graduate Students)

Sponsor: Teresa Lozano Long Institute of Latin American Studies

Deadline: 1/30/2013

Amount: $15,000 (academic year); $2,500 (summer)

Description: The Teresa Lozano Long Institute of Latin American Studies offers a limited number of Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellowships (FLAS) for study of Portuguese or an arranged Amerindian language. These highly competitive graduate fellowships are funded by the Department of Education and are available for both summer and academic year studies. Applicants must be citizens or permanent residents of the U.S., demonstrate potential for superior academic achievement as indicated by a long-term interest in Latin America, and be graduate students in good standing at UT Austin or accepted for regular admission to the UT Austin Graduate School. Awards will not be made to native speakers of the language or to those who possess fluency equivalent to educated native speakers in the language for which the award is sought.

How to Apply: Application information and instructions available at link below. Please send any questions to Kimberly Terry (kterry@austin.utexas.edu). 

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://www.utexas.edu/cola/insts/llilas/graduate-program/financial-support/flas.php

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Title: Harry E. and Bernice M. Moore Fellowship

Sponsor: Hogg Foundation for Mental Health

Deadline: 1/31/2013

Amount: $20,000 

Description: The Hogg Foundation for Mental Health invites students from The University of Texas at Austin pursuing a doctorate to apply for the Harry E. and Bernice M. Moore Fellowship. To be eligible for the fellowship, candidates must be in the process of completing a dissertation on the human experience in crises, including those resulting from natural or other major disasters or, more broadly, stress and adversity. This fellowship reflects Dr. Harry E. Moore’s concern for and sociological contributions to the study of the human experience in crisis.

How to Apply: Submit directly to sponsor. Application instructions and link to online application available at link below.

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://www.hogg.utexas.edu/rfp/moore_fellowship.html

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Title: Water Resources Research National Competitive Grants Program (G13AS00009)

Sponsor: Department of the Interior, U.S. Geological Survey

Deadline: 1/31/2013

Amount: $250,000 (matching funds)

Description: The U.S. Geological Survey in cooperation with the National Institutes for Water Resources requests proposals for matching grants to support research on the topic of improving and enhancing the nation’s water supply, including evaluation of innovative approaches to water treatment, infrastructure design, retrofitting, maintenance, management, and replacement; evaluation of the dynamics of extreme hydrological events and associated costs; development of methods for better estimation of the physical and economic supply of water; alternative approaches and governance mechanisms for integrated management of ground and surface waters; and the evaluation and assessment of conservation practices. Proposals are sought in not only the physical dimensions of supply, but also the role of economics and institutions in water supply and in coping with extreme hydrologic conditions.

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 January 31.

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://www07.grants.gov/search/search.do?&mode=VIEW&oppId=206973

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Title: Minority Health and Health Disparities International Research Training Program (MHIRT)/Latino Mental Health Research Training Program (Graduate Students)

Sponsor: University of Southern California, National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Deadline: 2/1/2013

Amount: Unspecified

Description: Undergraduate and pre-doctoral level students who are interested in conducting mental health research in Mexico during the summer of 2013, and who meet the following criteria, are encouraged to apply: 3.0 GPA or better, research career orientation, excellent Spanish language oral and written skills, background in statistics, U.S. citizen, permanent resident, or non-citizen national, from a group with health disparities including African American, Asian American, Latino, Native American, Alaskan Native, Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander or other relevant groups.

How to Apply: Submit directly to sponsor. See website for detailed application instructions. 

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://dornsife.usc.edu/latino-mental-health/how-to-apply/ 

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Title: Agency for Healthcare Research Quality (AHRQ) Small Research Grant Program (R03) (PAR-10-168)

Sponsor: National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Deadline: 2/22/2013

Amount: $100,000/2yrs.

Description: The mission of AHRQ is to improve the quality, safety, efficiency, and effectiveness of health care for all Americans. AHRQ strives to achieve its mission by supporting a wide range of health services research projects.  However, all R03 grant applications must contain projects that fit within the current AHRQ Research Portfolio areas: Comparative Effectiveness, Health Information Technology, Patient Safety, Prevention and Care Management, and Value.

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 February 22.

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-10-168.html

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Title: Research Grant

Sponsor: Holocaust Educational Foundation

Deadline: 2/28/2013

Amount: $2,000

Description: The Holocaust Educational Foundation is accepting applications for the Holocaust Educational Foundation Research Grant. Graduate students in their final year and professors who teach the Holocaust are eligible for this grant.

How to Apply: Submit directly to sponsor. See website for detailed application instructions.

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://www.holocaustef.org/research_grant.html

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Title: Exploratory Research Grants

Sponsor: Hagley Museum and Library

Deadline: 3/31/2013

Amount: $400

Description/Eligibility: These grants support one-week visits by scholars who believe that their project will benefit from Hagley research collections, but need the opportunity to explore them on-site to determine if a Henry Belin du Pont research grant application is warranted. Priority will be given to junior scholars with innovative projects that seek to expand on existing scholarship. Proposals must demonstrate which Hagley collections might be pertinent to the project.

How to Apply: Apply directly to sponsor. 

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://www.hagley.org/library/center/grants.html

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Title: Research Initiatives at the Naval Postgraduate School (NPS-BAA-12-004)

Sponsor: Naval Post Graduate School (NPS)

Deadline: 4/22/2013 (closing date)

Amount: Unspecified

Description: The Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) is interested in receiving proposals for research initiatives that offer potential for advancement and improvement in the NPS core mission of graduate education and research. Readers should note that this is an announcement to declare NPS’s solicitation in competitive funding of meritorious research initiatives across a spectrum of science and engineering, business, politics and public/foreign policy, operational and informational sciences, and interdisciplinary disciplines that support the NPS’ graduate education and research mission.

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 anytime before April 22. 

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://www.nps.edu/Research/documents/BAA-12-004.pdf

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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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