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COLA Grants Digest: July 30, 2013

posted: Tue, Jul 30, 2013

 

Title: Special Guidelines for Submitting Collaborative Proposals under the SBE-RCUK Lead Agency Agreement (NSF 13-111)

Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)

Deadline: N/A

Amount: N/A

Description: The Social, Behavioral and Economic Sciences Directorate (SBE) of the NSF and Research Councils UK (RCUK) are pleased to announce the SBE-RCUK Lead Agency Agreement. The goal of this agreement is to reduce some of the barriers to working internationally that researchers currently encounter. The SBE-RCUK Lead Agency Agreement will address these issues by allowing US and UK researchers to submit a single collaborative proposal that will undergo a single review process. Proposals will be accepted for collaborative research in areas at the intersection of NSF/SBE and RCUK’s missions.

How to Apply: N/A 

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2013/nsf13111/nsf13111.jsp?WT.mc_id=USNSF_25&WT.mc_ev=click

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Title: Cultural Exchange Fund

Sponsor: Association of Performing Arts Presenters (APAP)

Deadline: 7/31/2013

Amount: $2,000-$10,000

Description: The Cultural Exchange Fund is a travel subsidy program supported by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to assist U.S. based presenting professionals and their organizations and companies in building partnerships and collaborations with international touring artists, companies and their collaborators and to experience the work of artists from around the world in its cultural context. APAP recognizes that promoting global exchanges of artists and their work and cross-cultural programs is essential to fully engage audiences and communities in the breadth and diversity of performing arts experiences and provides an opportunity for presenting professionals to expand and deepen their knowledge of artists, traditions and cultures from around the world. APAP strongly encourages but does not limit travel to the following regions: Africa, Asia, Latin America, and the Middle East. Applicants must be members of APAP and have a three-year minimum history presenting performing artists.

How to Apply: Contact your departmental Grants & Contracts Specialist or Melanie Morgan (mmorgan@austin.utexas.edu) in the COLA Office of Research and return Proposal Review Form by July 31.

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://www.apap365.org/KNOWLEDGE/GrantPrograms/Pages/cef.aspx

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Title: International Research Experiences for Students (IRES) (NSF 12-551)

Sponsor: National Science Foundation

Deadline: 7/31/2013

Amount: $250,000/3 yrs.

Description: The International Research Experiences for Students (IRES) program supports development of globally-engaged U.S. science and engineering students capable of performing in an international research environment at the forefront of science and engineering. The IRES program supports active research participation by students enrolled as undergraduates or graduate students in any of the areas of research funded by the National Science Foundation. IRES projects involve students in meaningful ways in ongoing research programs or in research projects specifically designed for the IRES program.

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 31.

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2012/nsf12551/nsf12551.htm

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Title: Small Grant Program

Sponsor: Rational Games Foundation

Deadline: 8/8/2013

Amount: $20,000

Description: Rational Games, a Cambridge, Massachusetts-based consulting and training organization dedicated to the employment of games and game-like simulations to resolve conflict in the business and nonprofit/public sectors, envisions a world free of violent conflict where differences are resolved through dialogue and negotiation. Through its Small Grant program, the Rational Games Foundation awards grants of up to $20,000 to qualified nonprofit organizations able to demonstrate innovative and effective approaches to the use of games in conflict resolution.

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 August 8.

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://www.rationalgames.org/en/contributions.htm

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Title: Bringing Theory to Practice

Sponsor: Association of American Colleges and Universities (AACU)

Deadline: 8/23/2013

Amount: $1,000-$10,000

Description: Proposals are requested for projects during 2012-2014 that will promote engaged learning, civic development and engagement, and psychosocial well-being of college and university students. We are especially interested in efforts that will enable students to have transformational educational experiences, and for institutions to transform and sustain their priorities and practices.

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 August 23.

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://www.aacu.org/bringing_theory/fundingopportunities.cfm

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Title: Wildlife without Borders, Mexico FY 2014 (F13AS00222, CFDA 15.641)

Sponsor: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Deadline: 9/10/2013

Amount: $5,000-$50,000

Description: The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) and the Mexican Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources (SEMARNAT) are soliciting proposals under the Wildlife Without Borders-Mexico Program for projects that address Mexico’s capacity building for biodiversity conservation.

Program will build human and institutional capacity for biodiversity conservation and management in Mexico through training. Of interest are projects that provide direct and significant training to Mexican personnel in terms of the number of individuals trained, the strategic or innovative nature of the training, and the impact of the training on the conservation of biodiversity.

How to Apply: Submit Letter of Intent directly to sponsor by September 8. 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 September 10.

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://www.fws.gov/international/wildlife-without-borders/mexico/index.html

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Title: Building Evidence: Effective Palliative/End of Life Care Interventions (R01) (PAR-13-289)

Sponsor: National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Deadline: 9/8/2013 (Letter of Intent); 9/17/13 (Full Proposal)

Amount: Unspecified, 5 yrs.

Description: This funding opportunity announcement (FOA) seeks to stimulate research that develops and tests optimal palliative and end-of-life care interventions (models of care) based on measurable outcomes. Palliative Care and End-of-Life (PCEOL) interventions are increasingly needed for all individuals with Life Limiting Illnesses (LLI's) in some form or other, including those who are culturally diverse or aging. Adverse impacts have been shown to extend to the caregivers and families of patients with LLIs. Many individuals with LLI's also may concurrently be suffering from multiple complex comorbidities (MCC's), placing an increasing burden on health, health systems and costs.

How to Apply: Submit Letter of Intent directly to sponsor by September 8. 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 September 17.

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-13-289.html

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Title: Request for Proposals

Sponsor: Reader’s Digest Partners for Sight Foundation

Deadline: 9/20/2013

Amount: $300,000 (first year); possible $200,000/yr. for additional 2 yrs.

Description: The Reader's Digest Partners for Sight Foundation is dedicated to increasing the self-reliance and dignity of blind and visually impaired persons. The foundation has issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) for initiatives that align with its mission to assist the visually impaired and blind in leading independent and productive lives. Through the RFP, the foundation seeks to fund sustainable projects with broad, practical applications and measurable outcomes. Priority will be given to new initiatives, but projects currently in development and requiring additional funding in order to be implemented will be considered as well.

How to Apply: Submit pre-proposal directly to sponsor by September 20. Contact your departmental Grants & Contracts Specialist or Melanie Morgan (mmorgan@austin.utexas.edu) immediately if invited to submit full proposal.

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://www.partnersforsight.org/grants.shtml

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Title: Systemic Amyloidosis: Basic, Translational, and Clinical Research (R01) (PAR-13-286)

Sponsor: National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Deadline: 10/15/2013

Amount: Unspecified, 5 yrs.

Description: The purpose of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to invite qualified basic science and clinical investigators to submit applications for research projects designed to advance the understanding of pathogenic mechanisms underlying systemic amyloidosis, to develop improved techniques (in particular those that are non-invasive) for the clinical detection and diagnosis of systemic amyloid diseases, to develop novel cellular and in vivo models with which to identify candidate therapeutic agents, and to evaluate the clinical efficacy of novel therapies designed to prevent, arrest, and (when possible) reverse the morbid and lethal progression of these diseases. 

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 15.

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-13-286.html

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Title: First Book Grant for Minority Scholars

Sponsor: Louisville Institute

Deadline: 12/1/2013

Amount: $40,000

Description: The Louisville Institute’s First Book Grant Program for Minority Scholars assists junior, non-tenured religion scholars of color to complete a major research project on an issue in North American Christianity related to the priorities of the Louisville Institute. All too often such scholars are asked to assume a heavy set of institutional responsibilities that can make it more difficult to complete the scholarly work necessary to secure tenure. The First Book Grant program enables scholars to spend an entire academic year devoted to that research project while free of other professional responsibilities.

In keeping with its fundamental mission, the Louisville Institute is especially interested in identifying and supporting scholars of color who seek through their academic work to be in conversation with church leaders and to strengthen their faith communities.

How to Apply: Contact your departmental Grans and Contracts Specialist or Melanie Morgan (mmorgan@austin.utexas.edu) In the COLA Office of Research and return Proposal Review Form by December 1.

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://www.louisville-institute.org/Grants/programs/fbmdetail.aspx

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Title: NEA Literature Fellowships: Translation Projects, FY 2015 (2014NEA03LFTP, CFDA 45.024)

Sponsor: National Endowment for the Arts

Deadline: 12/9/2013

Amount: $12,500-$25,000

Description: Through fellowships to published translators, the Arts Endowment supports projects for the translation of specific works of prose, poetry, or drama from other languages into English. We encourage translations of writers and of work that are not well represented in English translation. All proposed projects must be for creative translations of literary material into English. The work to be translated should be of interest for its literary excellence and value. Priority will be given to projects that involve work that has not previously been translated into English.

How to Apply: Apply directly to sponsor by December 9. See grant announcement for complete list of materials to be submitted with application.

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

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Title: Stephen Sondheim Inspirational Teacher Awards

Sponsor: Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts

Deadline: 12/15/2013

Amount: $10,000

Description: The awards were created in honor of American composer and lyricist Stephen Sondheim, who frequently attributes his success to the teachers in his life. The awards are presented each year on Sondheim's birthday — March 22 — to a handful of teachers, kindergarten through college, who are nominated via the Kennedy Center Web site. To be eligible, nominees must be legal residents of the U.S. Nominations must be based on experience as a full-time classroom teacher in a K-12 school in the U.S. or as a college or university instructor in the U.S. In addition, nominators must be at least 18 years of age and have been a student of the nominee. Nominations for teachers by peers, parents, relatives, or other individuals based on non-teacher-student interactions will not be reviewed. 

How to Apply: Nominations should be submitted directly to sponsor by December 15. See grant announcement for complete list of materials to be submitted with nomination.

Full Announcement/Contacts: http://www.kennedy-center.org/programs/awards/sondheim/

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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

Vivian Smyrl vsmyrl@austin.utexas.edufor Post-Award 

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