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COLA Grants Digest: December 4, 2012

posted: Mon, Dec 3, 2012

Announcement: 

High Volume Submission Deadline: If you intend to submit a grant with a sponsor deadline in January 2013 the COLA Grants Office notification deadline of December 3rd has passed. Expect delays in grants staff response time during this period. If you are not able to give sufficient advance notice of a grant proposal, we will work with you to obtain limited review from OSP. At this point, particularly during high-volume times of year, we can only facilitate your submission to the extent time allows.

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Title: Higher Education Partnerships to Support the US-Burma Commitment to Democracy, Peace and Prosperity (USAID-Burma-SOL-486-13-000012/CFDA 98.001)

Sponsor: Department of State, USAID/Burma

Deadline: 1/10/2013 (Concept Papers)

Amount: $750,000-$2,000,000                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                

Description/Eligibility: USAID/Burma is specifically calling for university-private sector partnerships involving U.S. businesses and U.S. and Burmese institutions of higher education to address Burma’s critical short, medium and long-term development needs. This approach will provide a mechanism for U.S. universities, foundations and other organizations to collaborate with the private sector in enabling Burmese Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) and organizations to accelerate and expand the valuable contributions of Burmese HEIs to Burma’s social and economic development. Given this objective, USAID/Burma welcomes participation by and Concept Paper submissions from a wide range of U.S. organizations with a strong interest in or concern about higher education in Burma. 

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 10.

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://www07.grants.gov/search/search.do?&mode=VIEW&oppId=208113  

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Title: Sparks! Ignition Grants for Libraries and Museums (CFDA 45.312)

Sponsor: Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS)

Deadline: 1/11/2013

Amount: $25,000

Description/Eligibility: Sparks Grants support the deployment, testing, and evaluation of promising and groundbreaking new tools, products, services, or organizational practices. You may propose activities or approaches that involve risk, as long as the risk is balanced by significant potential for improvement in the ways libraries and museums serve their communities. Successful proposals will address problems, challenges, or needs of broad relevance to libraries, museums, and/or archives.  A proposed project should test a specific, innovative response to the identified problem and present a plan to make the findings widely and openly accessible.

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 11.

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://www.imls.gov/applicants/detail.aspx?GrantId=19

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Title: Science of Organizations (SoO) (PD 11-8031)

Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)

Deadline: 1/17/2013

Amount: Unspecified

Description/Eligibility: The Science of Organizations (SoO) program funds basic research that yields a scientific evidence base for improving the design and emergence, development and deployment, and management and ultimate effectiveness of organizations of all kinds. SoO funds research that advances our fundamental understanding of how organizations develop, form and operate. Successful SoO research proposals use scientific methods to develop and refine theories, to empirically test theories and frameworks, and to develop new measures and methods. Funded research is aimed at yielding generalizable insights that are of value to the business practitioner, policy-maker and research 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 January 17.

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=5686

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Title: Drugs, Security and Democracy Fellowship

Sponsor: Social Science Research Council (SSRC)

Deadline: 1/20/2013

Amount: Unspecified

Description/Eligibility: The Drugs, Security, and Democracy (DSD) fellowship program supports research on drug policy, citizen security, and democratic governance as well as associated topics across the social sciences and related disciplines. DSD-funded research must address the theme of drugs and at least one of the other two themes of security and democracy in Latin America or the Caribbean.  Eligible candidates may apply for one of the following two fellowships: 1) Dissertation Fellowship — open to Ph.D. and J.S.D. candidates worldwide who have an approved dissertation prospectus by July 1, 2013, but have not completed writing for final submission; or 2) Postdoctoral Fellowship — open to Ph.D. and J.S.D. recipients worldwide who have completed their Ph.D. within seven years of the application deadline.

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.ssrc.org/fellowships/dsd-fellowship/

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Title: Youth Grants

Sponsor: Sodexo Foundation

Deadline: 1/31/2013

Amount: Unspecified

Description/Eligibility: Sodexo Foundation Youth Grants will provide $500 for youth-led service projects designed to bring together young people, families, Sodexo employees, and other community members to address childhood hunger. Young people between the ages of 5 and 25 in the United States are eligible to apply. Projects will take place on or around Global Youth Service Day, April 26 to 28, 2013. Applications submitted by December 16, 2012 will receive early feedback.

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.ysa.org/grants/sodexoyouth

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Title: Grant Programs for U.S. Citizens

Sponsor: American Institute for Maghrib Studies

Deadline: 1/31/3013

Amount: $6,000 - $15,000

Description/Eligibility: The American Institute for Maghrib Studies (AIMS) announces its annual Grants Program for the academic year beginning in May 2013. The program offers grants to U.S. scholars interested in conducting research on North Africa in any Maghrib country, specifically Algeria, Libya, Mauritania, Morocco, or Tunisia. AIMS sponsors three Overseas Research Centers in the region in Oran, Tunis and Tangier and has other institutional affiliations that support AIMS scholars. AIMS only funds primary research conducted in the Maghrib. Graduate students currently enrolled in an M.A. or Ph.D. program, independent scholars, and faculty in all disciplines are eligible to apply. All applicants must be U.S. citizens at the time of application.

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

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://aimsnorthafrica.org/fellowships/lstuscitz_grants.cfm?menu=2

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Title: Faculty Research Grants

Sponsor: Children’s Literature Association (ChLA)

Deadline: 2/1/2013

Amount: $5,000

Description/Eligibility: The grants are awarded for proposals dealing with criticism or original scholarship with the expectation that the undertaking will lead to publication and make a significant contribution to the field of children's literature in the area of scholarship or criticism. Proposals that deal with critical or original work in the areas of fantasy or science fiction for children or adolescents will be awarded the Margaret P. Esmonde Memorial Grant.

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.childlitassn.org/index.php?page=about&family=ops&category=03--Grants_-amp-_Fellowships&display=15

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Title: Landmarks of American History and Culture: Workshops for School Teachers (CFDA 45.163)

Sponsor: National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH)

Deadline: 2/13/2013

Amount: $150,000-$180,000

Description/Eligibility: These grants support a series of one-week residence-based workshops for a national audience of K-12 educators. NEH Landmarks of American History and Culture Workshops use historic sites to address central themes and issues in American history, government, literature, art, music, and related subjects in the humanities. Each workshop is offered twice during the summer. Workshops accommodate forty school teachers (NEH Summer Scholars) at each one-week session.

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 13.

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://www.neh.gov/grants/education/landmarks-american-history-and-culture-workshops-school-teachers

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Title: Summer Seminars and Institutes (CFDA 45.163)

Sponsor: National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH)

Deadline: 2/13/2013

Amount: $200,000

Description/Eligibility: These grants support faculty development programs in the humanities for school teachers and for college and university teachers. NEH Summer Seminars and Institutes may be as short as two weeks or as long as five weeks. NEH Summer Seminars and Institutes extend and deepen knowledge and understanding of the humanities by focusing on significant topics and texts; contribute to the intellectual vitality and professional development of participants; build communities of inquiry and provide models of civility and excellent scholarship and teaching; and effectively link teaching and research in the humanities. These programs are designed for a national audience of teachers.

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 13.

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://www.neh.gov/grants/education/summer-seminars-and-institutes

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Title: Institute for Historical Editing (CFDA 89.003)

Sponsor: National Archives and Records Administration (NARA)

Deadline: 2/14/2013

Amount: $275,000

Description/Eligibility: The National Historical Publications and Records Commission seeks proposals to improve the training and education of people training to be or working as historical editors. The Institute for Historical Editing can consist of both basic and advanced institutes.

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 14.

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://www.archives.gov/nhprc/announcement/editing.html

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Title: Institutes for Advance Topics in the Digital Humanities (CFDA 45.169)

Sponsor: National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH)

Deadline: 2/15/2013

Amount: $250,000

Description/Eligibility: These NEH grants support national or regional (multistate) training programs for scholars and advanced graduate students to broaden and extend their knowledge of digital humanities. Through these programs, NEH seeks to increase the number of humanities scholars using digital technology in their research and to broadly disseminate knowledge about advanced technology tools and methodologies relevant to the humanities. The projects may be a single opportunity or offered multiple times to different audiences. Institutes may be as short as a few days and held at multiple locations or as long as six weeks at a single site.

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 15.

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://www.neh.gov/grants/odh/institutes-advanced-topics-in-the-digital-humanities

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Title: Economic Development Assistance Programs (EDAP2013/CFDA 11.300)

Sponsor: Economic Development Administration’s (EDA)

Deadline: 2/20/2013

Amount: Unspecified

Description/Eligibility: EDA provides strategic investments that foster job creation and attract private investment to support development in economically distressed areas of the United States. EDA solicits applications from both rural and urban areas to provide investments that support construction, non-construction, technical assistance, and revolving loan fund projects under EDA’s Public Works and Economic Adjustment Assistance programs. Grants made under these programs are designed to leverage existing regional assets to support the implementation of economic development strategies that advance new ideas and creative approaches to advance economic prosperity in distressed communities. Cost sharing is required.

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 20.

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://www07.grants.gov/search/search.do?&mode=VIEW&oppId=208353

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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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