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Grants Digest: November 12, 2013

posted: Tue, Nov 12, 2013

Announcements

High-Volume Submission Period: All proposals with sponsor deadlines January 1 through February 15, 2014 have an internal COLA deadline of December 2, 2013. Due to the high volume of proposals during this time please send us notification of your intent to apply and your completed Proposal Review Form [link: http://www.utexas.edu/cola/research/_files/pdf/grants-contracts/COLA-PRF.pdf] by this date.

We cannot guarantee proposals full internal review unless we receive your proposal documents 10 business days prior to the sponsor’s deadline. Please consult our Grants Services Timeline [link: http://www.utexas.edu/cola/research/_files/pdf/grants-contracts/COLAGrantTimeline.pdf] for more information on internal submission policies. 

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Title: Democracy, Human Rights, and Rule of Law in Europe and Eurasia (DRLA-DRLAQM-14-005, CFDA 19.345)

Sponsor: U.S. Department of State (DOS)

Deadline: 11/14/2013

Amount: $300,000-$500,000

Description: The Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor (DRL) invites organizations to submit proposals outlining program concepts and capacity to manage projects targeting the following issues: 1) empowerment of Roma in civil society to combat violence and fight discrimination against Roma in Europe. This regional program will train Roma civic leaders and NGOs to effectively engage in local, national, and regional advocacy. 2) increase of community participation in Belarus to broaden the knowledge and understanding of Belarusians outside of urban centers on community advocacy and activism.

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 November 14.

More Info: http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=247293

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Title: Franklin Research Grants

Sponsor: American Philosophical Society

Deadline: 12/1/2013

Amount: $6,000

Description: The American Philosophical Society awards small grants to scholars in order to support the cost of research leading to publication in all areas of knowledge. In 2012–2013 the Franklin Research Grants program awarded $435,000 to 85 scholars, and the Society expects to make a similar number of awards in this year’s competition. The Franklin program is particularly designed to help meet the costs of travel to libraries and archives for research purposes; the purchase of microfilm, photocopies, or equivalent research materials; the costs associated with fieldwork; or laboratory research expenses. Ph.D. candidates are not eligible to apply, but the Society is particularly interested in supporting the work of young scholars who have recently received the doctorate.

How to Apply: Apply directly to sponsor by December 1. See grant announcement for complete list of materials to be submitted with application. 

More Info: http://www.amphilsoc.org/grants/franklin

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Title: Projects in Aging

Sponsor: Retirement Research Foundation

Deadline: 12/2/2013

Amount: Unspecified

Description: The Chicago-based Retirement Research Foundation, which is devoted exclusively to improving quality of life for the nation's older adults, especially those who are vulnerable due to advanced age, economic disadvantage, or disparity related to race and ethnicity, provides support through its grant programs for direct service, advocacy, education and training programs for professionals and paraprofessionals working with elders, and research to seek causes and solutions to significant problems of older adults.

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 2.

More Info: http://www.rrf.org/grants-programs/grants    

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Title: Women’s Mental Health During Pregnancy and the Postpartum Period (R01: Research Projects) (PA-12-216)

Sponsor: National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Deadline: 12/2/2013

Amount: Unspecified

Description: The purpose of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to outline priority areas for research related to women’s mental health during pregnancy and the postpartum period. Priority areas include basic and clinical neuroscience, studies of clinical course, epidemiological factors and risk factors, as well as interventions and services research. The projects submitted should focus on increasing scientific understanding of and treatments for mental disorders experienced by women during and following pregnancy. Reduction of the public health burden of mental disorders during this perinatal period will improve the health and well-being of new mothers, their children and families. 

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 2.

More Info: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-12-216.html

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Title: Behavioral Science Track Award for Rapid Transition (B/START) (PAR-12-251)

Sponsor: National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Deadline: 12/2/2013

Amount: $75,000

Description: This funding opportunity announcement (FOA) will use the NIH Small Research Grant (R03) award mechanism and seeks to facilitate the entry of beginning investigators into the field of behavioral science research related to drug abuse. To be appropriate for a B/START award, research must be primarily focused on behavioral processes and research questions.   

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 2. 

More Info: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-12-251.html

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Title: Endangered Languages Documentation Program (ELDP)

Sponsor: Hans Rausing Endangered Languages Project, SOAS University of London

Deadline: 12/2/2013

Amount: £10,000-£150,000, 6mo.-3yrs.

Description: The key objectives of ELDP are to support the documentation of as many endangered languages as possible, to encourage fieldwork on endangered languages, especially by younger scholars with skills in language documentation, and to create a repository of resources for the linguistic, social science, and the language communities. Small Grants can be used for a range of purposes related to the documentation of endangered languages, such as to carry out fieldwork, develop a pilot project, or complete a project already begun. Individual Graduate Scholarship projects last for 12 to 36 months and typically provide a stipend and field research expenses. Researchers at an early stage in their academic career may apply for the Individual Postdoctoral Fellowships of between 12 and 24 months. Major Documentation Project funding can cover elements including fieldwork costs, equipment, researchers' salaries, and graduate students' stipends for a duration of 6 to 36 months.

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 2.

More Info: http://www.hrelp.org/grants/

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Title: Media Projects: Development Grants (CFDA 45.164)

Sponsor: National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH)

Deadline: 12/2/2013

Amount: $40,000-$75,000 

Description: Media Projects grants support the following formats: interactive digital media; film and television projects; and radio projects. Interactive digital media may be websites, games, mobile applications, virtual environments, streaming video, podcasts, or other digital formats. Film and television projects may be single programs or a series addressing significant figures, events, or ideas and drawing their content from humanities scholarship. The programs must be intended for national distribution. NEH encourages projects that feature multiple formats to engage the public in the exploration of humanities ideas.

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 2.

More Info: http://www.neh.gov/grants/public/media-projects-development-grants

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Title: Media Projects: Production Grants (45.164)

Sponsor: National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH)

Deadline: 12/2/2013

Amount: $100,000-$650,000

Description: Media Projects grants support the following formats: interactive digital media; film and television projects; and radio projects. Interactive digital media may be websites, games, mobile applications, virtual environments, streaming video, podcasts, or other digital formats. Film and television projects may be single programs or a series addressing significant figures, events, or ideas and drawing their content from humanities scholarship. The programs must be intended for national distribution. NEH encourages projects that feature multiple formats to engage the public in the exploration of humanities ideas.

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 2.

More Info: http://www.neh.gov/grants/public/media-projects-production-grants

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Title: Volvo Environment Prize

Sponsor: Volvo Environment Prize Foundation

Deadline: 1/10/2014

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: Submit nominations directly to sponsor by January 10. See website for detailed application instructions.

More Info: http://www.environment-prize.com/content/view/1/3/

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Title: Youth Grants

Sponsor: Sodexo Foundation

Deadline: 1/31/2014

Amount: Unspecified

Description: Sodexo Foundation is calling on young people to “take hunger personally” and join the fight to end childhood hunger. Sodexo Foundation Youth Grants of $500 grants are available for youth-led service projects that bring together young people, families, Sodexo employees and other community members to address childhood hunger. U.S. young people, ages 5-25, are eligible to apply. Projects will take place on or around Global Youth Service Day, April 11-13, 2014. 

How to Apply: Apply directly to sponsor by January 31. See grant announcement for complete list of materials to be submitted with application.

More Info: http://www.ysa.org/grants/sodexoyouth

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Title: Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowships

Sponsor: South Asia Institute (SAI)

Deadline: 2/6/2014

Amount: $2,500-$15,000, plus tuition and fees

Description: The highly competitive Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowship is funded by the U.S. Department of Education. The fellowship assists meritorious graduate students undergoing intensive training in modern languages and related area or international studies. SAI offers academic year funding for the following languages: Bengali, Hindi, Malayalam, Pashto, Tamil, Telugu, and Urdu, and other approved contemporary South Asian languages. Applicants must be citizens or permanent residents of the U.S.

How to Apply: Apply directly to sponsor by February 6. See grant announcement for complete list of materials to be submitted with application.

More Info: http://www.utexas.edu/cola/insts/southasia/FLAS%20Fellowship/Applications.php

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Title: Fellowships for Doctoral Candidates

Sponsor: American Association of University Women (AAUW) Austin Branch

Deadline: 3/17/2014

Amount: $2,000+

Description: For the 2014-2015 academic year, AAUW Austin Branch will award at least 2-3 fellowships, each in the amount of at least $2,000, to female doctoral candidates at The University of Texas at Austin. The only eligibility requirements are (1) formal admission to doctoral candidacy at The University of Texas at Austin, and (2) cumulative graduate school grade point average of 3.5 or better. Women pursuing doctoral studies in all fields are encouraged to apply. Both U.S. citizens and non-citizens are eligible.

How to Apply: Apply directly to UT Austin Graduate School by March 17. See grant announcement for complete list of materials to be submitted with application.

More Info: http://austin-tx.aauw.net/special-projects/fellowships/

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Title: Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE )Research Fellowhip Programs

Sponsor: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Deadline: Rolling

Amount: $2,500/month for fulltime summer

Description: The Division of Laboratory Sciences (DLS) is seeking ORISE Fellows to focus on public health issues related to the environment. Fellowships are available in the Division of HIV/AIDS Prevention, Division STD Prevention, Division of Environmental Hazards and Health Effects, Center For Global Heath, Office for State, Tribal, Local and Territorial support, Division of High-Consquence Pathogens and Pathology, and the Office of the Director.

How to Apply: Applications accepted on a rolling basis. Apply directly to sponsor. See grant announcement for complete list of materials to be submitted with application.

More Info: http://orise.orau.gov/cdc/applicants/default.html   

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Title: Request for Research Proposals

Sponsor: Earthwatch Institute

Deadline: Rolling

Amount: $17,000-$51,000 

Description: Earthwatch's proposal review processes are guided by our mission to engage people worldwide in scientific field research and education to promote the understanding and action necessary for a sustainable environment. Accordingly, and in order to build long-term legacies through the scientific research we support, we have undertaken a strategic review of our program structure and developed four Research Areas (RAs): Ecosystem Services, Climate Change, Oceans, and Cultural Heritage. Earthwatch will only consider projects that have a strong rationale for requiring involvement of non-specialists (Earthwatch volunteers) in data collection, scientific observation, or a variety of research tasks.

How to Apply: Applications accepted on a rolling basis. Contact sponsor per application details. If selected to submit a full proposal, contact your departmental Grants and Contracts Specialist or Melanie Morgan (mmorgan@austin.utexas.edu) immediately.

More Info: http://www.earthwatch.org/aboutus/research/scientistopps/reqresprop

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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 Thatcherthatcher@austin.utexas.edu  for Federal Grants

Melanie Morganmmorgan@austin.utexas.edu  for Foundations

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

 

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