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COLA Grants Digest: April 14, 2015

Tue, Apr 14, 2015

COLA Grants Digest: April 14, 2015

 

Funding Opportunities

 

Title: Increasing Employment in the Middle East-North Africa (MENA) Region (NEAAC-ACMEPI-15-009)

Sponsor: Department of State (DOS)

Deadline: 05/5/2015

Amount: $500,000-$2,500,000

 

Description: The Bureau of Near East Affairs Office of Assistance Coordination (NEA/AC) seeks proposals for projects funded through the Middle East Partnership Initiative (MEPI) program that will increase employment in the MENA region through country-specific, targeted projects. Proposals must demonstrate knowledge of the target country's job market constraints and opportunities, and propose project activities that will lead to tangible and sustained results with respect to job placement or job creation. Applicants may propose interventions in a variety of areas, such as policy reform, institutional development, training, job matching, and enterprise competitive enhancement, among others. However, they must describe in a compelling manner how interventions will lead to quantifiable increases in employment. Eligible Countries and Territories: Algeria, Bahrain, Egypt, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Tunisia and West Bank/Gaza. Please note: Applications that focus on activities in countries and territories other than those discussed will not be considered. Applications for Tunisia must focus on the country's interior and southern regions. High priority will be given to proposals for Algeria.

 

How to Apply: Contact your departmental Grants and Contracts Specialist or Kathy Thatcher (thatcher@austin.utexas.edu) in Liberal Arts Grants Services and return the Proposal Review Form by May 5.

 

More Info: http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=275786

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Title: Project & Presidential Awards

Sponsor: Russell Sage Foundation (RSF)

Deadline: 05/11/2015

Amount: $150,000

 

Description: RSF is soliciting proposals for rigorous social scientific research as a means of diagnosing social problems and improving social policies. In sponsoring this research, the Foundation is dedicated to strengthening the methods, data, and theoretical core of the social sciences. The Foundation’s awards are restricted to support for social science research within the following five program areas: 1) Behavioral Economics; 2) Cultural Contact; 3) Future of Work; 4) Immigration; and 5) Social Inequality. All potential projects must be preceded by a Letter of Inquiry.

 

How to Apply: Contact your departmental Grants and Contracts Specialist or Kathy Thatcher (thatcher@austin.utexas.edu) in Liberal Arts Grants Services and return the Proposal Review Form by May 11 for initial Letters of Inquiry.

 

More Info: http://www.russellsage.org/how-to-apply

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Title: Ethical, Legal, and Social Implications (ELSI) of Genomic Research Regular Research Program (R01) (PA-14-276)

Sponsor: National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Deadline: 05/15/2015

Amount: Unspecified

 

Description: This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) invites Research Project Grant (R01) applications that propose to study the ethical, legal and social implications (ELSI) of human genome research. Applications should propose well-integrated studies using either single or mixed methods. Proposed methods may include, but are not limited to, data-generating qualitative or quantitative approaches, legal, economic or normative analyses, or other analytical or conceptual research methodologies. The R01 funding mechanism supports a discrete, specified, circumscribed project to be performed by the named investigator(s) in an area representing his or her specific interest and competencies.

 

How to Apply: Contact your departmental Grants and Contracts Specialist or Kathy Thatcher (thatcher@austin.utexas.edu) in Liberal Arts Grants Services and return the Proposal Review Form by May 15.

 

More Info: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-14-276.html

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Title: Comprehensive School Safety Initiative (NIJ-2015-4163)

Sponsor: Department of Justice (DOJ) - National Institute of Justice (NIJ)

Deadline: 05/22/2015

Amount: Varies

 

Description: NIJ is seeking proposals for funding under the Comprehensive School Safety Initiative (CSSI) to support rigorous research that produces practical knowledge that can improve the safety of schools and students. The initiative is carried out through partnerships between researchers, educators and other stakeholders, including law enforcement and mental health professionals. Projects funded under the CSSI are designed to produce knowledge that can be applied to schools and school districts across the nation for years to come. This solicitation includes the following four funding categories, each with different expectations and requirements, to accomplish the purposes of the CSSI: 1) Developing Knowledge About What Works to Make Schools Safe; 2) Causes and Consequences of School Violence; 3) Shorter Term Studies on School Safety; and 4) Developing and Evaluating a Comprehensive School Safety Framework.

 

How to Apply: Contact your departmental Grants and Contracts Specialist or Kathy Thatcher (thatcher@austin.utexas.edu) in Liberal Arts Grants Services and return the Proposal Review Form by May 22.

 

More Info: https://www.ncjrs.gov/pdffiles1/nij/sl001161.pdf

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Title: David Wechsler Early Career Grant for Innovative Work in Cognition

Sponsor:  American Psychological Foundation (APF)

Deadline: 05/25/2015

Amount: $25,000

 

Description: The David Wechsler Early Career Grant for Innovative Work in Cognition supports early career psychologists pursuing innovative work in neuropsychology, intelligence, and/or the assessment aspects of cognition. Those who work on positive applied neuropsychology are encouraged to apply.

 

How to Apply: Contact your departmental Grants and Contracts Specialist or Kathy Thatcher (thatcher@austin.utexas.edu) in Liberal Arts Grants Services and return the Proposal Review Form by May 25.

 

More Info: http://www.apa.org/apf/funding/wechsler.aspx?tab=1

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Title: Ethical, Legal, and Social Implications (ELSI) of Genomic Research Regular Research Program (R03) (PA-14-277)

Sponsor: National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Deadline: 05/26/2015

Amount: $50,000/yr., 2 yrs. (direct costs)

 

Description: This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) invites Small Research Grant (R03) applications that propose to study the ethical, legal and social implications (ELSI) of human genome research.  Applications should propose small, self-contained research projects, such as those that involve single investigators.  Of particular interest are projects that propose normative or conceptual analyses, including focused legal, economic, philosophical, anthropological, or historical analyses of new or emerging issues. The R03 funding mechanism provides research support specifically limited in time and amount for studies in categorical program areas. Small grants provide flexibility for initiating studies which are generally for preliminary short-term projects and are non-renewable.

 

How to Apply: Contact your departmental Grants and Contracts Specialist or Kathy Thatcher (thatcher@austin.utexas.edu) in Liberal Arts Grants Services and return the Proposal Review Form by May 26.

 

More Info: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-14-277.html

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Title: Ethical, Legal, and Social Implications (ELSI) of Genomic Research Regular Research Program (R21) (PA-14-278)

Sponsor: National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Deadline: 05/26/2015

Amount: $275,000/2 yrs. (direct costs)

 

Description: This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) invites Exploratory/Developmental Research Program Grant (R21) applications that propose to study the ethical, legal and social implications (ELSI) of human genome research.  Applications should propose exploratory or developmental studies that break new ground or extend previous discoveries in new directions.  Of particular interest are studies that explore the implications of new or emerging genomic technologies or novel uses of genomic information. The R21 funding mechanism encourages the development of new research activities in categorical program areas. Support generally is restricted in level of support and in time.

 

How to Apply: Contact your departmental Grants and Contracts Specialist or Kathy Thatcher (thatcher@austin.utexas.edu) in Liberal Arts Grants Services and return the Proposal Review Form by May 26.

 

More Info: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-14-278.html

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Title: Archives Grants in Aid Program

Sponsor: Immigration History Research Center (IHRC) - University of Minnesota

Deadline: 06/01/2015

Amount: $500-$1,000

 

Description: The IHRC Archives offers Grants In Aid awards of up to $500 to assist graduate students, independent scholars, and other scholars traveling to conduct research for at least one week (five research days) at the IHRC Archives. Post-doctoral scholars are also eligible to apply for additional funding for a maximum award of $1,000. The post-doctoral Grant In Aid supports a two-week residency (ten research days) while conducting research in the collections. Those applying for the post-doctoral Grant In Aid must clearly indicate their qualifications for the award in a letter of application.

 

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

 

More Info: http://ihrc.umn.edu/educators/grantsinaid.php

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Title: Grants and Research Program

Sponsor: National Endowment for Financial Education (NEFE)

Deadline: 06/02/2015

Amount: Unspecified

 

Description: The grants program seeks innovative research that can make a profound contribution to the field of financial literacy. Inquiries are encouraged from disciplines in fields as diverse as behavior, marketing, economics, finance, neuroscience, education, sociology, change theory, psychology, decision sciences, and others. Project outcomes should be actionable in the field of financial literacy, directly relevant to the financial well-being of the public, and able to be applied broadly.

 

How to Apply: Submit initial Letter of Inquiry directly to the sponsor by June 2. If you are invited to submit a full application, contact your departmental Grants and Contracts Specialist or Kathy Thatcher (thatcher@austin.utexas.edu) in Liberal Arts Grants Services and return the Proposal Review Form at least three weeks prior to the application deadline.

 

More Info: http://www.nefe.org/what-we-provide/research-funding/grant-guidelines.aspx

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Title: Kingsley and Kate Tufts Poetry Awards

Sponsor: Claremont Graduate University

Deadline: 07/01/2015

Amount: $10,000/$100,000

 

Description: The Tufts poetry awards – based at Claremont Graduate University and given for poetry volumes published in the preceding year – are not only two of the most prestigious prizes a contemporary poet can receive, they also come with hefty purses: $100,000 for the Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award and $10,000 for the Kate Tufts Discovery Award. This makes the Kingsley Tufts award the world’s largest monetary prize for a single collection of poetry. And for most poets who have just published their first collection of verse, $10,000 should keep the pen scribbling.

 

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

 

More Info: http://www.cgu.edu/pages/6056.asp

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Title: Dissertation Award

Sponsor: W. E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research

Deadline: 07/06/2015

Amount: $2,500

 

Description: The Upjohn Institute invites submissions for its annual prize for the best Ph.D. dissertation on employment-related issues. A first prize of $2,500 is being offered. Up to two honorable mention awards of $1,000 may also be given.

 

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

 

More Info: http://www.upjohn.org/about-us/news-information/dissertation-award

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Title: Elizabeth Hurlock Beckman Award

Sponsor: Wells Fargo

Deadline: 07/15/2015

Amount: $25,000

 

Description: Gail McKnight Beckman created the Beckman Award to benefit teachers who have inspired their former students to make a significant contribution to society. The award is given to current or former academic faculty members who have inspired their former students to “create an organization which has demonstrably conferred a benefit on the community at large.” Alternatively, the academic faculty member must have inspired their former students to “establish on a lasting basis a concept, procedure, or movement of comparable benefit to the community at large.”

 

How to Apply: Submit nominations directly to the sponsor by July 15. See the grant announcement for a complete list of materials to be submitted with the application.

 

More Info: https://www.wellsfargo.com/privatefoundationgrants/beckman

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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

Jason Leubnerjsn.leubner@austin.utexas.edu

Vivian Smyrl vsmyrl@austin.utexas.edu

 

 

 

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