College of Liberal Arts

COLA Grants Digest: April 21, 2015

Tue, Apr 21, 2015

COLA Grants Digest: April 21, 2015

 

Funding Opportunities

 

Title: Science to Achieve Results (STAR) Fellowships for Graduate Environmental Study

Sponsor: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

Deadline: 05/05/2015

Amount: $44,000/yr., 1-3 yrs.

 

Description: The U.S. EPA, National Center for Environmental Research (NCER), invites applications for STAR Fellowships for graduate environmental study for master’s and doctoral level students. Topic areas are arranged according to the Office of Research and Development’s suite of integrated, trans-disciplinary research programs organized around the sustainability paradigm, including Air, Climate & Energy (ACE), Chemical Safety for Sustainability (CSS), Human Health Risk Assessment (HHRA), Safe and Sustainable Water Resources (SSWR), and Sustainable and Healthy Communities (SHC). EPA recognizes that scientific, technical, engineering, and mathematical (STEM) competence is essential to the Nation’s future well being in terms of national security and competitive economic advantage. Minorities, persons with disabilities, and women historically have been under-represented in the STEM fields. For this reason, EPA strongly encourages all eligible applicants, including women, minorities, and persons with disabilities to apply.

 

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

 

More Info: http://www.epa.gov/ncer/rfa/2015/2015_star_gradfellow.html

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Title: Humanities Research Award

Sponsor: University of Texas at Austin - College of Liberal Arts

Deadline: 05/22/2015

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

 

Description: The Humanities Research Award was established in 2009 by the Dean of the College of Liberal Arts to support faculty in their efforts to bring an in-progress research project in the humanities to completion. Tenured and tenure-track faculty in the College of Liberal Arts whose work falls within the disciplines of the humanities are eligible to apply. Awardees receive $5,000 for three consecutive years, for a total of $15,000.

 

How to Apply: Apply directly to the College of Liberal Arts (lagrants@austin.utexas.edu) by May 22. See the grant announcement for a complete list of materials to be submitted with the application.

 

More Info: https://www.utexas.edu/cola/research/HRA/

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Title: Research and Evaluation on Victims of Crime

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

Deadline: 06/05/2015

Amount: Unspecified

 

Description: NIJ has a longstanding history of collaborating with and supporting the Office for Victims of Crime (OVC) on research, evaluation, and programmatic projects. Over the years, the shared priorities of OVC and NIJ have resulted in a number of collective projects, workshops, and research. In collaboration with OVC, NIJ is seeking proposals for research on victims and victimization in the following three areas that are of interest to both agencies: 1) Studying the Victim-Offender Overlap; 2) Understanding the Violent Victimization Experiences of Young Men of Color; and 3) Research on the Broader Impacts of School Shootings.

 

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 June 5.

 

More Info: https://www.ncjrs.gov/pdffiles1/nij/sl001162.pdf

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Title: Research Grants

Sponsor: Leakey Foundation

Deadline: 06/24/2015

Amount: $15,000 (doctoral); $25,000 (post-doc/senior researchers)

 

Description: The Leakey Foundation was formed to foster research into human origins. The Foundation exclusively funds research related specifically to human origins, including paleoanthropology, genetics, primate behavior, and studies of modern hunter-gatherer groups. Other areas of study are generally not funded. Human origins research projects from Ph.D.s and Ph.D. candidates (ABD) are eligible for Leakey Foundation Research Grants. There are no citizenship restrictions.

 

How to Apply: Contact your departmental Grants and Contracts Specialist or Jason Leubner (jsn.leubner@austin.utexas.edu) in Liberal Arts Grants Services and return the Proposal Review Form by June 24.

 

More Info: http://www.leakeyfoundation.org/research-grants/

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Title: Centers of Excellence in Ethical, Legal and Social Implications (ELSI) Research (CEER) (RM1) (RFA-HG-15-021)

Sponsor: National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Deadline: 06/24/2015

Amount: $650,000/yr., 4 yrs. (direct costs)

 

Description: The National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI) is soliciting grant applications for the support of Centers of Excellence in Ethical, Legal and Social Implications (ELSI) Research (CEERs). The CEER Program is designed to support the establishment of sustainable trans-disciplinary research teams with the expertise and flexibility to anticipate, conduct research on, and quickly address a range of cutting edge ethical, legal, and social issues related to genetics and genomics.The Program is intended to create new research opportunities that cross disciplinary boundaries among investigators in diverse fields, such as the genomic sciences, clinical research, clinical and health policy, ethics, law, the humanities, economics, political science, anthropology, and other basic social sciences. In addition to conducting trans-disciplinary research, Centers will disseminate their research findings and engage in other activities that facilitate the utilization of their findings and deliberations in the development of research, health and public policies and practices regarding the use of genomic information and technologies. Finally, Centers will contribute to developing the next generation of ELSI researchers. The RM1 funding mechanism supports a large-scale research project with a complex structure that cannot be appropriately categorized into an available single component activity code.

 

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 June 24.

 

More Info: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-HG-15-021.html

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Title: Fellowships

Sponsor: American Institute of Indian Studies (AIIS)

Deadline: 07/01/2015

Amount: Unspecified

 

Description: AIIS offers three different fellowships: 1) Junior Fellowships are for graduate students conducting research for their doctoral dissertations in India; 2) Senior Long- and Short-term Fellowships are for those holding the Ph.D. degree; and 3) Performing and Creative Arts Fellowships are available to accomplished practitioners of the arts to conduct their projects in India. Non-U.S. citizens may apply as long as they are either graduate students or full-time faculty at colleges and universities in the United States.

 

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.indiastudies.org/research-fellowship-programs/

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Title: Engaged Anthropology Grant

Sponsor: Wenner-Gren Foundation

Deadline: 07/10/2015

Amount: $5,000

 

Description: A Wenner-Gren grantee may apply for the Engaged Anthropology Grant upon completion of the final reporting requirements for the Dissertation Fieldwork or Post-Ph.D. Research Grant. This grant is designed to enable grantees to return to their research locale to share their research results with: 1) The community in which the research was conducted; and/or 2) The academic/anthropological community in the region or country of research.

 

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 July 10.

 

More Info: http://www.wennergren.org/programs/engaged-anthropology-grant

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Title: Science, Technology, and Society (STS) (NSF 15-506)

Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)

Deadline: 07/13/2015

Amount: Unspecified

 

Description: The STS program supports research that uses historical, philosophical, and social scientific methods to investigate the intellectual, material, and social facets of the scientific, technological, engineering and mathematical (STEM) disciplines. It encompasses a broad spectrum of STS topics including interdisciplinary studies of ethics, equity, governance, and policy issues that are closely related to STEM disciplines, including medical science.

 

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 July 13.

 

More Info: http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=5324

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Title: Science, Technology, and Society (STS) Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Grant (DDRIG) (NSF 15-506)

Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)

Deadline: 07/13/2015

Amount: $10,000-$12,500 (direct costs)

 

Description: DDRIG proposals now only have one deadline per year, and they are submitted to the STS program only under this solicitation. The STS program supports research that uses historical, philosophical, and social scientific methods to investigate the intellectual, material, and social facets of the scientific, technological, engineering and mathematical (STEM) disciplines. It encompasses a broad spectrum of STS topics including interdisciplinary studies of ethics, equity, governance, and policy issues that are closely related to STEM disciplines, including medical science.

 

How to Apply: Contact your departmental Grants and Contracts Specialist or Jason Leubner (jsn.leubner@austin.utexas.edu) in Liberal Arts Grants Services and return the Proposal Review Form by July 13.

 

More Info: http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=5324

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Title: Cognitive Neuroscience (PD 15-1699)

Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)

Deadline: 07/23/2015

Amount: Unspecified

 

Description: Cognitive neuroscience is an interdisciplinary field of research dedicated to the understanding of the neural mechanisms underlying human cognition. As this field continues to grow, the NSF intends for cognitive neuroscience emphases to spur the development of highly novel theories, techniques, and models directed toward enabling basic scientific understanding of a broad range of issues involving brain, cognition, and behavior. The emphasis at NSF is on the integration of cognitive, social, and economic science in service of insights into healthy functions of brain, cognition, and behavior. Additionally, NSF highly values the exploration of new methodologies, utilization of the latest analytic approaches, and the convergence of cutting edge techniques for addressing basic questions about human cognition.

 

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 July 23.

 

More Info: http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=5316

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Title: Methodologies to Enhance Understanding of HIV-Associated Social Determinants (R01) (RFA-MH-16-200)

Sponsor: National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Deadline: 07/29/2015

Amount: Unspecified

 

Description: This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) invites applications that propose to understand social determinants, that is, those social conditions and economic circumstances that influence health. In particular, this FOA solicits research to better characterize social determinants of health as they relate to HIV infection and disease outcomes in order to identify mutable targets for inclusion in structural interventions. 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 July 29.

 

More Info: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-MH-16-200.html

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Title: Methodologies to Enhance Understanding of HIV-Associated Social Determinants (R21) (RFA-MH-16-205)

Sponsor: National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Deadline: 07/29/2015

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

 

Description: This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) invites applications that propose to understand social determinants, that is, those social conditions and economic circumstances that influence health. In particular, this FOA solicits research to better characterize social determinants of health as they relate to HIV infection and disease outcomes in order to identify mutable targets for inclusion in structural interventions. 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 July 29.

 

More Info: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-MH-16-205.html

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Title: Mental Health Research Dissertation Grant to Enhance Workforce Diversity (R36) (PAR-15-181)

Sponsor: National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Deadline: 07/31/2015

Amount: Stipend plus $15,000 in additional costs

 

Description: The purpose of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to enhance the diversity of the mental health research workforce by providing dissertation awards in all research areas within the strategic priorities of the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) to individuals from diverse backgrounds underrepresented in biomedical, behavioral, clinical, and social sciences research. This two-year award supports the completion of the doctoral research project. The R36 funding mechanism supports dissertation research costs of students in accredited research doctoral programs in the United States (including Puerto Rico and other U.S. territories or possessions). Dissertation awards are not renewable.

 

How to Apply: Contact your departmental Grants and Contracts Specialist or Jason Leubner (jsn.leubner@austin.utexas.edu) in Liberal Arts Grants Services and return the Proposal Review Form by July 31.

 

More Info: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-15-181.html

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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 Thatcherthatcher@austin.utexas.edu

Jason Leubnerjsn.leubner@austin.utexas.edu

Vivian Smyrl vsmyrl@austin.utexas.edu

 

 

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