COLA Grants Digest: March 18, 2013
Friday, April 12, 2013, 1:30 – 3:00 PM
GEB 4.214 (4th floor conference room)
Are you planning to submit an NSF Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Grant (DDRIG) for 2013 submission deadlines? Doctoral students and faculty advisors are invited to attend this session that will provide the information needed to complete an NSF DDRIG grant application; inform you of the procedures to follow to get your application submitted to NSF through various UT offices; walk you through an NSF FastLane application; explain the various components of the full NSF grant proposal; and answer any other questions you have about the DDRIG proposal process.
RSVP: Please RSVP to Kathy Thatcher (email@example.com) by April 8.
Title: Sequestration Notice to Grantees (USAID-SEQUESTRATION, CFDA 98.001)
Sponsor: U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID)
Description/Eligibility: As you are likely aware, due to the failure of Congress to reach a deal on balanced deficit reduction to avoid sequestration, the President on March 1, 2013, as required by law, issued a sequestration order canceling approximately $85 billion in budgetary resources across the Federal government for the remainder of the Federal fiscal year. As partners with the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), we are writing to provide you with timely and clear information about how these unfortunate budget cuts impact us, and in turn what it may mean for funds provided to USAID assistance recipients. At this time, USAID is taking every step to mitigate the effects of these cuts, but based on our initial analysis, it is possible that your organization’s workforce, revenue, and planning processes may be affected. For example, USAID may determine it necessary to reduce current or future funding of your agreement or completely terminate your assistance agreement. To the extent that your agreement is affected due to these budget cuts, you will be contacted by the appropriate USAID Agreement Officer with additional details.
How to Apply: N/A
Full Announcement/Contacts: http://www07.grants.gov/search/search.do?&mode=VIEW&oppId=227013
Title: Fellowships in Aerospace History
Sponsor: American Historical Association (AHA), National Aeronautics & Space Administration (NASA)
Amount: $20,000 (6-9 mos.)
Description/Eligibility: The American Historical Association will fund one Fellow to undertake a research project related to aerospace history. It will provide a Fellow with an opportunity to engage in significant and sustained advanced research in all aspects of the history of aerospace from the earliest human interest in flight to the present, including cultural and intellectual history, economic history, history of law and public policy, and the history of science, engineering, and management. Applicants must possess a doctorate degree in history or in a closely related field, or be enrolled as a student (having completed all coursework) in a doctoral degree-granting program.
How to Apply: Apply directly to sponsor by April 1. See grant announcement for complete list of materials to be submitted with application.
Full Announcement/Contacts: http://www.historians.org/prizes/NASA.htm
Title: Research and Evaluation on the Impact of Social Media on Policing (NIJ-2013-3446, CFDA 16.560)
Sponsor: National Institute of Justice (NIJ)
Amount: $500,000 - $1,000,000
Description/Eligibility: NIJ seeks proposals for research that will explore the impact of the current state of social media technology on police practices and outcomes. Although social media technology is now ubiquitous in our society and particularly within law enforcement agencies, it is unclear how departments are using this technology, both officially and unofficially, and how this use has translated into public safety outcomes.
How to Apply: How to Apply: Contact your departmental Grants and Contracts Specialist or Kathy Thatcher (firstname.lastname@example.org) and return Proposal Review form by April 5.
Full Announcement/Contacts: https://ncjrs.gov/pdffiles1/nij/sl001033.pdf
Title: W.E.B. DuBois Fellowship for Research in Race, Gender, Culture and Crime (NIJ-201303460, CFDA 16.566)
Sponsor: National Institute of Justice
Description/Eligibility: With this solicitation, NIJ seeks applications for the W.E.B. Du Bois Fellowship for Research in Race, Gender, Culture, and Crime. The Fellowship program seeks to advance knowledge regarding the confluence of crime, justice, and culture in various societal contexts. The Fellowship places particular emphasis on crime, violence, and the administration of justice in diverse cultural contexts within the United States. Applicants may apply from all academic disciplines. However, applicants must: 1) Be early in their academic career, 2) Not have been awarded tenure, and 3) Possess a terminal degree in their respective field. Residency at NIJ is not a fellowship program requirement; however, it is an option for fellowship recipients.
How to Apply: Contact your departmental Grants and Contracts Specialist or Kathy Thatcher (email@example.com) in the COLA Office of Research and return Proposal Review Form by May 7.
Full Announcement/Contacts: https://www.ncjrs.gov/pdffiles1/nij/sl001031.pdf
Title: Data Resources Program 2013: Funding for Analysis of Existing Data (NIJ-2013-3373, CFDA 15.560)
Sponsor: National Institute of Justice (NIJ)
Description/Eligibility: The National Institute of Justice (NIJ), the Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS), and the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) have entered into a partnership that seeks proposals under the Data Resources Program (DRP) for original research using existing data available from the National Archive of Criminal Justice Data (NACJD) and other public sources.
How to Apply: Contact your departmental Grants and Contracts Specialist or Kathy Thatcher (firstname.lastname@example.org) in the COLA Office of Research and return Proposal Review Form by May 9.
Full Announcement/Contacts: https://www.ncjrs.gov/pdffiles1/nij/sl001029.pdf
Title: Advancing Eating Disorders Research through Dimensional Studies of Biology and Behavior (R01) (RFA-MH-14-030)
Sponsor: National Institutes of Health (NIH), Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS)
Deadline: 5/11/2013 (Letter of Intent), 5/21/2013 (Full Proposal)
Description/Eligibility: This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) issued by the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) seeks research studies that use dimensional constructs to integrate biology (e.g., brain circuit or physiological pathway) and behavior in the service of advancing the understanding of biological mechanisms and developmental trajectories of eating disorders.
How to Apply: Submit Letter of Intent directly to sponsor by May 11. Contact your departmental Grants and Contracts Specialist or Kathy Thatcher (email@example.com) and return Proposal Review form by May 21.
Full Announcement/Contacts: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-MH-14-030.html
Title: Millennium Technology Prize
Sponsor: Technology Academy Finalnd
Description/Eligibility: The Millennium Technology Prize is awarded to groundbreaking technological innovations that enhance the quality of people’s lives in a sustainable manner. The innovations should have been applied in practice and are delivering extensive change now and in the future, and they should stimulate further cutting edge research and development in science and technology. Nominations are accepted from all fields of technology except for military technology. There are two important criteria in the International Selection Committee’s assessment process to keep in mind: 1) an innovation must have a beneficial influence on the largest possible number of people while promoting sustainable development, and 2) as the Millennium Technology Prize is designed to encourage further cutting-edge research and development, it is not intended as a reward for lifetime achievement. The Millennium Technology Prize can be awarded to a single individual or to a research and development team. It can also be shared between two or three individuals who are shown to have made a critical contribution of essentially equal merit to the success of the inn
How to Apply: Send a nomination packet with the following items to Liza Scarborough (firstname.lastname@example.org) in the Office of the Vice President for Research by June 3: 1) proposed citation describing the innovation; 2) nomination letter (1-5 pages) in Word format, which should cover a) specific details of the cited innovation and the underlying technological development, b) the present and future impact of the innovation on quality of life and sustainable development, c) identification of each nominee and their role in the innovation process, d) details of each nominee's current activities, and e) copies of possible media coverage concerning the nominee and the cited innovation; 3) the names and contact information of two distinguished individuals (external to UT) who will provide supporting letters (1-3 pages each); and 4) Nominee's Curriculum Vitae (1–3 pages). The Office of the VPR will coordinate and submit all nominations.
Full Announcement/Contacts: http://www.technologyacademy.fi/call-for-nominations/
Title: Research Fellowships (Pre-doctoral and Senior Scholar Opportunities)
Sponsor: American Institute of Indian Studies (AIIS)
Description/Eligibility: For more than 50 years, the American Institute of Indian Studies has provided funding to pre- and post-doctoral scholars and artists in pursuit of knowledge about India. Junior Fellowships are for graduate students conducting research for their doctoral dissertations in India. Senior Long- and Short-term Fellowships are for those holding the Ph.D. degree. Performing and Creative Arts Fellowships are available to accomplished practitioners of the arts to conduct their projects in India. Non-U.S. citizens may apply as long as they are either graduate students or full-time faculty at colleges and universities in the United States. Approximately 35 fellowships are awarded each year.
How to Apply: If you would like UT to administer fellowship funds, contact Melanie Morgan (email@example.com) in the COLA Office of Research by June 10. Otherwise, apply directly to sponsor by July 1. See grant announcement for complete list of materials to be submitted with application.
Full Announcement/Contacts: http://www.indiastudies.org/research-fellowship-programs/
Title: Humanities Collections and Reference Resources (CFDA 45.149)
Sponsor: National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH)
Description/Eligibility: The Humanities Collections and Reference Resources (HCRR) program supports projects that provide an essential underpinning for scholarship, education, and public programming in the humanities. Applications may be submitted for projects that address one or more of the following activities: arranging and describing archival and manuscript collections; cataloging collections of printed works, photographs, recorded sound, moving images, art, and material culture; providing conservation treatment (including deacidification) for collections, leading to enhanced access; digitizing collections; preserving and improving access to born-digital sources; developing databases, virtual collections, or other electronic resources to codify information on a subject or to provide integrated access to selected humanities materials; creating encyclopedias; preparing linguistic tools, such as historical and etymological dictionaries, corpora, and reference grammars; developing tools for spatial analysis and representation of humanities data, such as atlases and geographic information systems (GIS); and designing digital tools to facilitate use of humanities resources.
How to Apply: Contact your departmental Grants and Contracts Specialist or Kathy Thatcher (firstname.lastname@example.org) in the COLA Office of Research and return Proposal Review Form by June 27.
Full Announcement/Contacts: http://www.neh.gov/grants/preservation/humanities-collections-and-reference-resources
Title: Dr. Richard M. Hunt Fellowship for the Study of German Politics, Society and Culture
Sponsor: American Council on Germany
Description/Eligibility: The Dr. Richard M. Hunt Fellowships for the Study of German Politics, Society, and Culture were established in 2003 to support American academics whose research contributes to the scholarly discourse on contemporary German society and the political, cultural, and social history of Germany. The Dr. Richard M. Hunt Fellowship award covers the costs of pre-approved international and inter-city travel and provides a per diem stipend of $200 for up to 28 days in Germany. The fellowship program aims to serve – but is not limited to – postgraduate students in relatively early stages of their careers (including individuals enrolled in Ph.D. programs who are finishing their dissertation). Knowledge of the German language is not a prerequisite.
How to Apply: Apply directly to sponsor by July 1. See grant announcement for complete list of materials to be submitted with application.
Full Announcement/Contacts: http://www.acgusa.org/index.php?section=hunt-fellowships
Title: History of Art Grant Program
Sponsor: Kress Foundation
Amount: Unspecified (past grants have ranged between $1,000 and $93,000)
Description/Eligibility: The History of Art grant program supports scholarly projects that will enhance the appreciation and understanding of European art and architecture. Grants are awarded to projects that create and disseminate specialized knowledge, including archival projects, development and dissemination of scholarly databases, documentation projects, museum exhibitions and publications, photographic campaigns, scholarly catalogues and publications, and technical and scientific studies. Grants are also awarded for activities that permit art historians to share their expertise through international exchanges, professional meetings, conferences, symposia, consultations, the presentation of research, and other professional events.
How to Apply: Contact your departmental Grants and Contracts Specialist or Melanie Morgan (email@example.com) in the COLA Office of Research and return Proposal Review Form any time before September 1.
Full Announcement/Contacts: http://www.kressfoundation.org/uploadedFiles/grants/Grants_History_Art.pdf
Title: Global Development Alliance Annual Program Statement (APS-OAA-13-000003, CFDA 98.011)
Sponsor: U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID)
Deadline: Open until 1/1/2014
Description/Eligibility: USAID is committed to increasing the sustainable impact of its development assistance programs through strategic alliances with the private sector. Such alliances enable the Agency to leverage private sector markets, expertise, interests, and assets in a manner that solves critical development problems and promotes effective market led development. They also enable the private sector to leverage USAID’s expertise, assets and working relationships in a manner that advances business success and fosters the broader economic growth and poverty reduction that is vital to sustaining such success. Through strategic and ongoing collaboration, the private sector and USAID are better able to increase the impact, reach, efficiency, and effectiveness of our respective investments in developing countries worldwide. This Global Development Alliance (GDA) Annual Program Statement (APS) is designed to catalyze, facilitate and support such collaboration.
How to Apply: Contact your departmental Grants and Contracts Specialist or Kathy Thatcher (firstname.lastname@example.org) in the COLA Office of Research and return Proposal Review Form any time before January 1.
Full Announcement/Contacts: http://www07.grants.gov/search/search.do?&mode=VIEW&oppId=223974, or contact Suhaib Khan, Contracting Officer, Tel: (202) 567-5059, Email: email@example.com
Title: Gray Notes Program
Sponsor: Ray C. Anderson Foundation
Description/Eligibility: The Ray C. Anderson Foundation is accepting Letters of Inquiry from nonprofit environmental organizations for initiatives that support environmental, economic, and social sustainability in the United States. Through its Gray Notes Grants program, the foundation awards grants of between $2,000 and $25,000 for environmental conservation, preservation, education, and restoration initiatives; urban agriculture programs; clean water and clean air projects; environmental and economic think tanks; and grassroots initiatives that inform and inspire people to collaborate and take positive action to protect the planet. In addition, the program supports organizations and programs that are working with industry, government, and businesses to create environmentally sound planning practices to reduce the environmental footprint of urban development through energy efficiency, increased use of renewable energy, and the reduction of carbon intensity. Note: Grants to Higher Education Research Programs are accepted by invitation only, and the foundation does not fund undergraduate or graduate scholarships, or research, writing, or publishing. Projects should center on education, community engagement, or other programmatic initiatives.
How to Apply: Contact your departmental Grants and Contracts Specialist or Melanie Morgan (firstname.lastname@example.org) in the COLA Office of Research and return Proposal Review Form three weeks prior to your intended submission date.
Full Announcement/Contacts: http://www.raycandersonfoundation.org/grants
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