College of Liberal Arts

COLA Grants Digest December 3, 2013

Tue, Dec 3, 2013


High Volume Submission Deadline: If you intend to submit a grant with a sponsor deadline in January 2013 the COLA Grants Office notification of December 2 has passed. Expect delays in grants staff response time during this period. 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 for more information on internal submission policies. 

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. If you intend to submit a late proposal, please send us notification of your intent to apply and your completed Proposal Review Form as soon as possible. 


Title: Deliberative Approaches: Patient and Consumer Input for Implementing Evidence-Based Health Care (R21) (RFA-HS-14-007)

Sponsor: National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Deadline: 12/6/2013

Amount: $400,000

Description: Deliberative methods offer means to gain insight into patient and public views that can inform and improve clinical, program, and policy decisions in health care. The purpose of this exploratory/developmental research grant is to use deliberative methods to understand and clarify important public or patient values and concerns that affect the implementation of specific interventions, programs or policies to improve health care or research.

How to Apply: Contact your departmental Grants and Contracts Specialist or Kathy Thatcher ( in the COLA Office of Research and return Proposal Review Form by December 6.

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Title: Humanities Research Awards

Sponsor: The University of Texas at Austin, College of Liberal Arts

Deadline: 1/15/2014

Amount: $5,000/yr./3 yrs.

Description: Humanities Research Awards provide funding for tenured and tenure-track faculty whose work falls within the disciplines of the humanities.  The awards support faculty in their effort to bring a research project already in progress to completion, and the expectation is that the recipient will produce one or more publications and make his or her work known to the academic community through conferences and other venues. Funding may be used year-round for research-related expenses such as travel, archival costs, supplies, and materials. Funds may not be used to supplement faculty salaries, pay for long-term lodging, purchase computers, or provide student tuition, fellowships, scholarships, or stipends. Collaborative projects will not be considered. Recipients from previous years are not eligible to apply again. An open forum to review guidlines and respond to question was held on December 3, 2014. Questions and answers from the open forum will be posted at

How to Apply: Submit an email including all four application documents attached in pdf format to by January 15. Submit final documents only. See grant announcement for complete list of materials to be submitted with application.

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Title: Dissemination and Implementation Research in Health (R03) (PAR-13-056)

Sponsor: National Institutes of Health (NIH), Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS)

Deadline: 2/5/2014

Amount: $100,000/2yrs.

Description: This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) encourages investigators to submit research grant applications that will identify, develop, evaluate and refine effective and efficient methods, systems, infrastructures, and strategies to disseminate and implement research-tested health behavior change interventions, evidence-based prevention, early detection, diagnostic, treatment and management, and quality of life improvement services, and data monitoring and surveillance reporting tools into public health and clinical practice settings that focus on patient outcomes.  

How to Apply: Contact your departmental Grants and Contracts Specialist or Kathy Thatcher ( and return Proposal Review form by February 5.

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Title: Dissertation Fellowship Awards

Sponsor: Center for Retirement Research at Boston College

Deadline: 2/14/2014

Amount: $28,000

Description: The Center for Retirement Research at Boston College is accepting proposals for the Dissertation Fellowship Program in Retirement Income and Disability Insurance Research. The program is funded by the U.S. Social Security Administration and provides funding opportunities for doctoral candidates to pursue cutting-edge research on retirement issues. Priority areas include: Social Security and disability insurance; macroeconomic analyses of Social Security; wealth and retirement income; program interactions; international research; or demographic research.

How to Apply: Apply directly to sponsor by February 14. See grant announcement for complete list of materials to be submitted with application.

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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 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

Kathy Thatcher for Federal Grants

Melanie Morgan for Foundations

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


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