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COLA Grants Digest April 23, 2013

posted: Tue, Apr 23, 2013

COLA Grants Digest: April 23, 2013

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Title: Establishment of an Academic Partnership in Communication Design with the Indus Valley School of Art and Architecture in Karachi, Pakistan (SCAPPD-13-CA-051-SCA-04172013, CFDA 19.501)

Sponsor: Department of State (DOS), Bureau of South and Central Asian Affairs

Deadline: 5/2/2013

Amount: $750,000 - $1,000,000

Description/Eligibility: The Public Affairs Section of the U.S. Embassy in Islamabad and the U.S. Consulate General in Karachi announces an open competition for a cooperative agreement to establish an Academic Partnership in Communication Design between a U.S. educational institution and the Indus Valley School of Art and Architecture (IVS) in Karachi, Pakistan. Objectives detailed as priorities for this partnership include: collaborative research in design projects, curriculum development, professional development for faculty by U.S. counterparts, and semester-long faculty and student exchange. The Indus Valley School of Art and Architecture has also expressed interest in collaborating to organize a seminar or conference on any aspect of design, with papers from partner schools, designers, and various schools to further design education in Pakistan. IVS also seeks assistance in developing a seminar on the publishing of critical essays, papers and books on design theory for the benefit of students and 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 May 2.

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://www07.grants.gov/search/search.do?&mode=VIEW&oppId=230793

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Title: EarthCube (NSF 13-529)

Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)

Deadline: 5/8/2013

Amount: $300,000 -$2,000,000

Description/Eligibility: EarthCube is a community-driven activity sponsored through a partnership between the NSF Directorate of Geosciences and Office of Cyberinfrastructure to transform the conduct of geosciences research and education. EarthCube aims to create a well-connected and facile environment to share data and knowledge in an open, transparent, and inclusive manner, thus accelerating the ability of the geosciences community to understand and predict the Earth system.

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 May 8.

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://www.nsf.gov/publications/pub_summ.jsp?WT.z_pims_id=504780&ods_key=nsf13529

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Title: Global Connections and Exchange: Youth TechCamps (ECA-PE-C-PY-13-43, CFDA 19.415)

Sponsor: Department of State (DOS), Bureau of Educational and Cultural Exchange

Deadline: 5/7/2013

Amount: $200,000 - $500,000

Description/Eligibility: The Office of Citizen Exchanges, Youth Programs Division, of the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) announces an open competition for a new program, Global Connections and Exchange: Youth TechCamps. Proposals are intended to support seven- to ten-day, academically rigorous technology camps overseas for youth. The camps will be held in four to five of the eligible countries/republics primarily in calendar year 2014. Through these intensive, in-person technology camps and follow-on virtual exchange components, up to 210 competitively selected U.S and non-U.S. secondary school students will be provided the opportunity to build their digital literacy skills, expand their understanding of the vast array of online resources that can be utilized to promote community engagement and foster change within their communities, and gain a deeper understanding of other countries’ cultures

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 May 7.

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://eca.state.gov/organizational-funding

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Title: Transformation Initiative: Sustainable Communities Research Grant Program (SCRGP) (FR-5700-N-05, CFDA 14.523)

Sponsor: Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)

Deadline: 5/8/2013

Amount: $75,000 - $125,000

Description/Eligibility: The purpose of the SCRGP is to fill key data and information gaps, and to begin to develop and evaluate policy alternatives that communities can adopt to facilitate decision making about various community investments in sustainability initiatives. For this round of sustainability research grants, HUD is primarily interested in sponsoring cutting edge research in quality, equitable affordable housing development and preservation; transportation and infrastructure planning; and “green,” energy-efficient practices. Priority is given to applications that advance evidence-based research on the effectiveness of federal programs in these areas, which includes HUD programs, such as HOME Investment Partnerships, Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), Public Housing, and Choice Neighborhoods Grant programs, and the range of HUD programs that address issues related to sustainability. HUD believes that the results from the program will enable it to develop a broader sustainability agenda beyond current departmental priorities, as well as any future efforts or initiatives that may be considered based on the results of the 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 May 8.

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://www07.grants.gov/search/search.do?&mode=VIEW&oppId=230694  

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Title: Training for Realtime Writers Program (CFDA 84.116K)

Sponsor: Department of Education, Office of Postsecondary Education (OPE)

Deadline: 5/10/2013

Amount: $300,000

Description/Eligibility: The objective of this program is to provide grants to institutions of higher education that meet certain qualifications, to promote training and placement of individuals, including individuals who have completed a court reporting training program, as realtime writers in order to meet the requirements for closed captioning of video programming.

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 May 10.

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://www07.grants.gov/search/search.do?&mode=VIEW&oppId=230656

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Title: Technical Assistance and Dissemination to Improve Services and Results for Children with Disabilities: Center on Dispute Resolution (ED-GRANTS-041813-002; CFDA 84.326X)

Sponsor: Department of Education

Deadline: 5/13/2013

Amount: $650,000

Description/Eligibility: The purpose of the Technical Assistance and Dissemination to Improve Services and Results for Children with Disabilities program is to promote academic achievement and to improve results for children with disabilities by providing technical assistance, supporting model demonstration projects, disseminating useful information, and implementing activities that are supported by scientifically based 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 May 13.

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://www07.grants.gov/search/search.do?&mode=VIEW&oppId=230954

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Title: Earthquake Hazards Program (G13AS00029, CFDA 15.807)

Sponsor: Department of the Interior (DOI), United States Geological Survey (USGS)

Deadline: 5/16/2013

Amount: $15,000 - $100,000

Description/Eligibility: Applications are invited for research under the 2014 National Earthquake Hazards Program (EHP). The purpose of EHP is to provide products for earthquake loss reduction to the public and private sectors by carrying out research earthquake occurrence and effects. Research priorities include national and regional earthquake hazards assessments; earthquake information, monitoring, and notification; research on earthquake occurrence, physics, and effects; and earthquake safety policy.

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 May 16.

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://www07.grants.gov/search/search.do?&mode=VIEW&oppId=229433

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Title: Fulbright-Hays Group Projects Abroad Program: Short-Term Projects (CFDA 84.021A)

Sponsor: Department of Education

Deadline: 5/23/2013

Amount: $125,000

Description/Eligibility: The Fulbright-Hays Group Projects Abroad (Fulbright-Hays GPA) Program supports overseas projects in training, research, and curriculum development in modern foreign languages and area studies for groups of teachers, students, and faculty engaged in a common endeavor. Short-term projects may include seminars, curriculum development, or group research or study.

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 May 23.

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://www07.grants.gov/search/search.do?&mode=VIEW&oppId=230806

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Title: Missing and Exploited Children Program Support (OJJDP-2013-3608, CFDA 16.543)

Sponsor: Department of Justice (DOJ), Office of Juvenile Justice Delinquency Prevention  (OJJDP)

Deadline: 5/27/2013

Amount: $350,000

Description/Eligibility: Through this initiative, OJJDP seeks to identify an organization to serve the Missing and Exploited Children (MEC) Program through a variety of services and program support including but not limited to providing: meeting and conference support; information management; and publications to local, state, and tribal law enforcement, nonprofit organizations, and other juvenile justice practitioners. The MEC Program is OJJDP’s primary vehicle for building an infrastructure to support the national effort to prevent the abduction and exploitation of children. 

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 May 27.

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://www.ojjdp.gov/grants/solicitations/FY2013/MECProgSup.pdf

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Title: Kennan Institute Title VIII-Supported Short Term Grant

Sponsor: Wilson Center                 

Deadline: 6/1/2013

Amount: $3,200

Description/Eligibility: The Kennan Institute offers short-term grants (up to one month's duration) to U.S. citizens whose research in the social sciences or humanities focuses on the former Soviet Union (excluding the Baltic States), and who demonstrate a particular need to utilize the library, archival, and other specialized resources of the Washington, D.C. area. Policy-relevant research is preferred. Academic participants must either possess a doctoral degree or be doctoral candidates who have nearly completed their dissertations.

How to Apply: Apply directly to sponsor by June 1. See link below for list of materials to be submitted with the application.

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://www.wilsoncenter.org/opportunity/kennan-institute-title-viii-supported-short-term-grant

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Title: Sex Offender Management Fellowship Program (SMART-2013-3590; CFDA 16.750)

Sponsor: U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID)

Deadline: 6/3/2013

Amount: $10,000 - $250,000

Description/Eligibility: The Standardized Monitoring and Assessment of Relief and Transitions (SMART) Office will be funding two fellowship positions. One will focus on sexual violence prevention and education programming, and the other will focus on sex offender management programs in Indian Country, with an emphasis on the availability and nature of juvenile and adult sex offender treatment and re-entry services in Indian Country. The goal of these fellowships will be to work on multi-disciplinary issues across the various program offices in the Office of Justice Programs (Office of Victims of Crime, the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, the Bureau of Justice Assistance, the National Institute of Justice, and the Bureau of Justice Statistics) as well as with the Office on Violence Against Women and other federal partners, to explore and build a foundation for integrating effective prevention and education programming into sex offender management practices and policies, and to determine the current state of sex offender management programming in Indian Country, including the availability and nature of juvenile and adult sex offender treatment and re-entry services for tribal communities. 

How to Apply: Apply directly to sponsor by June 3. See grant announcement for complete list of materials to be submitted with application.

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://www07.grants.gov/search/search.do?&mode=VIEW&oppId=230754

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Title: Education and Human Resources (EHR) Core Research (ECR) (NSF 13-555)

Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)

Deadline: 6/21/2013

Amount: $300,000 - $1,500,000

Description/Eligibility: The EHR Core Research (ECR) program establishes a mechanism in the Directorate for Education and Human Resources to provide funding in foundational research areas that are broad, essential and enduring. EHR seeks proposals that will help synthesize, build and/or expand research foundations in the following core areas: STEM learning, STEM learning environments, workforce development, and broadening participation in STEM. We invite researchers to identify and conduct research on questions or issues in order to advance the improvement of STEM learning in general, or to address specific challenges of great importance. Two types of proposals are invited: Core Research Proposals(maximum 5 years, $1.5 million) that propose to study a foundational research question/issue designed to inform the transformation of STEM learning and education and Capacity Building Proposals (maximum 3 years, $300,000) intended to support groundwork necessary for advancing research within the four core areas.

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 June 21.

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2013/nsf13555/nsf13555.htm?WT.mc_id=USNSF_25&WT.mc_ev=click

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Title: Geomorphology and Land-Use Dynamics (NSF 09-537)

Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)

Deadline: 6/25/2103

Amount: ~$120,000 - $200,000

Description/Eligibility: Geomorphology and Land-Use Dynamics supports innovative research into processes that shape and modify landscapes over a variety of length and time scales. The program encourages research that investigates quantitatively the coupling and feedback among such processes, their rates, and their relative roles, especially in the contexts of variation in climatic and tectonic influences and in light of changes due to human impact.

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 June 25.

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=13690

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Title: Humanities Collections and Reference Resources (CFDA 45.149)

Sponsor: National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH)

Deadline: 6/26/2013

Amount: $350,000

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. Thousands of libraries, archives, museums, and historical organizations across the country maintain important collections of books and manuscripts, photographs, sound recordings and moving images, archaeological and ethnographic artifacts, art and material culture, and digital objects. Funding from this program strengthens efforts to extend the life of such materials and make their intellectual content widely accessible, often through the use of digital technology. Awards are also made to create various reference resources that facilitate use of cultural materials, from works that provide basic information quickly to tools that synthesize and codify knowledge of a subject for in-depth investigation.

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 June 26.

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://www.neh.gov/grants/preservation/humanities-collections-and-reference-resources

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Title: Iraq Rule of Law Initiatives (INL-10-GR-0005-NEA-06-18-2010, CFDA 19.703)

Sponsor: International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL)

Deadline: 6/28/2013

Amount: $100,000 - $5,000,000

Description/Eligibility: A common goal of all of INL’s programs in Iraq is to assist in the development of an Iraqi criminal justice system that effectively maintains law and order and is sufficiently fair and humane that Iraqis turn to it, rather than to violent militias or other criminal groups, to seek safety, resolve disputes, and obtain justice. INL invites interested organizations to submit proposals detailing program concepts and capacity to manage projects addressing the target themes of 1) Police Education Program; 2) Iraq Corrections Training Development; 3) Judge to Teach Complex Investigations Course; 4) Advanced Court IT Management Project: Automation of Core Administrative Functions; 5) Justice Sector Physical and Digital Record Management and Archiving; 6) Secure VTC Communication System for Justice Sector Institutions; 7) Legislative Assistance and Review; 8) Justice Sector Secure Facility Design and Protection; 9) Central Administration of Justice Sector Institutions; and 10) Advocacy and Rehabilitation for Victims of Trafficking.

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 June 28.

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://www07.grants.gov/search/search.do?&mode=VIEW&oppId=55318

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Title: Science, Technology and Society (STS) (NSF 12-509)

Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)

Deadline: 7/11/2013

Amount: $500,000

Description/Eligibility: STS considers proposals for scientific research into the interface between science (including engineering) or technology, and society. STS researchers use diverse methods including social science, historical, and philosophical methods. Successful proposals will be transferrable (i.e., generate results that provide insights for other scientific contexts that are suitably similar). They will produce outcomes that address pertinent problems and issues at the interface of science, technology and society, such as those having to do with practices and assumptions, ethics, values, governance, and policy.

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 July 11.

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=5324 _______________________________________________________________________

Title: Online Resource Center for Ethics Education in Science and Engineering (ORCEESE) (NSF 13-558)

Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)

Deadline: 7/17/2013

Amount: $300,000/year

Description/Eligibility: This project is for the creation of an Online Resource Center for Ethics Education in Science and Engineering to support the collection and curating of materials in an online, state of the art resource center, maintaining resources that will help scholars and educators in all of the fields that NSF supports to incorporate ethical and social justice issues and reasoning into their pedagogy, research, and practice. The portal will contain research findings, pedagogical materials, and promising practices regarding ethics and social justice issues in engineering, social, behavioral, and economic sciences, natural sciences, mathematics and computer sciences, and it will serve as a resource of multimedia materials that may be used by educators to train current and future generations in ethics and social justice issues relevant to these fields. The portal will also assist practitioners in these fields to identify and explore ethical and social justice issues as they arise in their work. It will meet the highest design and technical standards and will be made available to users free of charge.

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 July 17.

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2013/nsf13558/nsf13558.htm?WT.mc_id=USNSF_25&WT.mc_ev=click

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Title: Research Visit Grant & Arts Study Visit for Faculty

Sponsor: Deutscher Akademischer Austausch Dienst (DAAD)/German Academic Exchange Service

Deadline: 10/15/2013

Amount: €2,000-€2,300/mo (~$3,057-$3,515) (varies by rank), €150 (~$750) travel subsidy

Description/Eligibility: DAAD offers grants for one to three months in all academic disciplines to scholars at US and Canadian institutions of higher education to pursue research at universities, libraries, archives, institutes or laboratories in Germany. Grants are awarded for specific research projects and cannot be used for travel only, attendance at conferences or conventions, editorial meetings, lecture tours or extended guest professorships.

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 15.

Full Announcement/Contacts: https://www.daad.org/researchvisit _______________________________________________________________________

Title: Youth for Social Change

Sponsor: World We Want Foundation

Deadline: Open Deadline

Amount: $5,000

Description/Eligibility: The World We Want Foundation is accepting applications from organizations that represent youth making positive social change in their communities and around the world. Grants of up to $5,000 will be awarded to youth between the ages of 13 and 25 who want to make a difference through a range of social action activities, including community service projects, service-learning projects, and social ventures. Qualified applications must have a project team of one or more youths, a partner organization that supports and sponsors the team, and a project mentor to guide and advise the team.

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 at least 3 weeks prior to the date you plan to submit your application.

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://www.theworldwewantfoundation.org/start-your-project

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Title: Suzanne and Bob Wright Trailblazer Award Program

Sponsor: Autism Speaks

Deadline: Open (Letters of Intent required)

Amount: $100,000

Description/Eligibility: Autism Speaks is accepting Letters of Intent for "out of the box" autism research projects that open new avenues to understanding the causes, diagnosis, subtyping, prevention, treatment, and cure of autism spectrum disorders (ASD). Grants of up to $100,000 will be awarded to support small investigator-initiated high-risk/high-impact projects that are potentially transformative and/or aim to overcome significant roadblocks in autism research within a twelve-month period. In particular Autism Speaks is seeking projects that may be too risky for regular research mechanisms. Funding is restricted to projects that identify risk factors for ASD that can lead to prevention and improved diagnosis and treatment; lower the age at which ASD is detected and improve access to early intervention for children with ASD; enhance quality of and access to medical care for individuals with ASD; promote the development of safe, effective interventions and medicines to reduce core and associated symptoms of ASD throughout an individual's lifespan; and improve the health and outcomes of adults with ASD from a lifetime perspective.

How to Apply: Submit letter of intent directly to sponsor. Notify your departmental Grants and Contracts Specialist or Melanie Morgan (mmorgan@austin.utexas.edu) in the COLA Office of Research and return Proposal Review Form immediately upon receipt of an invitation to submit a full proposal.

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://www.autismspeaks.org/sites/default/files/docs/sciencedocs/grants/trailblazer_rfa_2013_4-2-13.pdf

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If you received this message as a forward and would like to be added to our list, log in to UT Lists at https://utlists.utexas.edu/sympa/ and subscribe to the “cola_grants_alert” list. A note on deadlines: Many grants listed in this digest require 3 week lead time before the sponsor deadline for COLA and OSP approval. Please see “How to Apply” under each grant for the appropriate procedure. Deadlines for grants marked “submit to sponsor” are not adjusted for internal review.

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

 

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