College of Liberal Arts

COLA Grants Digest: April 28, 2015

Tue, Apr 28, 2015

COLA Grants Digest: April 28, 2015

 

Announcements

 

Fulbright Grant Information Session

May 6, 2015, 3-4pm, CLA 0.128

 

The Fulbright U.S. Student Program promotes personal growth, cultural exchange, community engagement, and mutual understanding by funding 9 months abroad to study, conduct research, or teach English in countries around the world. The competition is open to graduating seniors, graduate students, and alumni U.S. citizens.

 

More Info: Contact fulbright@austin.utexas.edu in the UT-Austin International Office.

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Funding Opportunities

 

Title: Administrative Supplements for Common Basic Sociobehavioral Mechanisms and Processes that Facilitate or Impede Self-Management of Chronic Conditions (Admin Supp) (PA-15-122)

Sponsor: National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Deadline: 05/11/2015

Amount: $100,000/yr. (direct costs)

 

Description: NIH's Basic Behavioral & Social Science Opportunity Network (OppNet) announces the opportunity of funds to support increases in costs on existing projects in order to elucidate basic mechanisms and processes that facilitate and/or impede an individual's attitudes, beliefs, knowledge, and behaviors involved with the self-management of chronic disease conditions within  respective social and/or physical  environment(s). The funding mechanism being used to support this program, administrative supplements, can be used to cover cost increases that are associated with achieving certain new research objectives, as long as the research objectives are within the original scope of the peer reviewed and approved project, or the cost increases are for unanticipated expenses within the original scope of the project. Any cost increases need to result from making modifications to the project that would increase or preserve the overall impact of the project consistent with its originally approved objectives and purposes.

 

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.

 

More Info: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-15-122.html

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Title: Exploratory Clinical Trials of Novel Interventions for Mental Disorders (R21/R33) (RFA-MH-16-405)

Sponsor: National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Deadline: 05/25/2015

Amount: $275,000 (R21 phase); Unspecified (R33 phase)

 

Description: The purpose of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to support the efficient pilot testing of novel interventions for mental disorders in adults and children through an experimental therapeutics approach. Under this FOA, trials must be designed so that results, whether positive or negative, will provide information of high scientific utility and will support “go/no-go” decisions about further development or testing of the intervention. Studies of novel interventions include, but are not limited to behavioral, pharmacological, biologics-based, cognitive, device-based, interpersonal, physiological, or combined approaches. Support will be provided for up to two years (R21 phase) for preliminary milestone-driven testing and validating of the intervention’s therapeutic target, possibly followed by up to 3 years of support (R33 phase) for studies relating change in the intervention target to functional or clinical effects. Ultimately, this R21/R33 FOA is intended to speed the translation of emerging basic science findings of mechanisms and processes underlying mental disorders into novel interventions that can be efficiently tested for their promise in restoring function and reducing symptoms for those living with mental disorders.

 

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://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-MH-16-405.html

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Title: Humanities in the Public Square (CFDA 45.164)

Sponsor: National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH)

Deadline: 06/03/2015

Amount: $300,000

 

Description: The Humanities in the Public Square program supports scholarly forums, public discussions, and educational resources related to the themes of a new NEH initiative, "The Common Good: The Humanities in the Public Square." Designed to demonstrate the vital role that humanities ideas can play in our civic life, the Humanities in the Public Square program invites projects that draw on humanities scholarship to engage the public in understanding some of today’s most challenging issues and pressing concerns. The Common Good initiative envisions humanities scholars and organizations turning their attention and expertise to topics that have widespread resonance with the American people and that lend themselves to humanistic methods and concerns. Organizations are encouraged to think creatively about what discussion topics would be meaningful to their community.

 

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 3.

 

More Info: http://www.neh.gov/grants/public/humanities-in-the-public-square

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Title: FY16 Project on Advanced Systems and Concepts for Countering WMD (PASCC) (NPS-BAA-15-002)

Sponsor: Department of Defense (DOD)

Deadline: 06/05/2015

Amount: $50,000-$225,000

 

Description: This Broad Agency Announcement's (BAA) primary objective is to attract outstanding researchers and scholars who will investigate topics of interest to the security studies community. Investigations and research will focus on expanding knowledge related to countering weapons of mass destruction and weapons of mass effect (WMD/WME). The program solicits innovative proposals for research on WMD/WME counterproliferation, nonproliferation, and strategy to be conducted during the 01 January 2016 through 30 September 2017 timeframe. In this BAA, the phrase “security studies research” refers to investigations in all disciplines, fields, and domains that: 1) are involved in expanding knowledge for national defense; and 2) could potentially improve policy and international relations for combating WMD/WME. Disciplines include, but are not limited to: political science, sociology, history, biology, chemistry, economics, homeland defense, and public policy.

 

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. The deadline is for initial White Papers only.

 

More Info: http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=276120

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Title: Science for Peace and Security (SPS) Program

Sponsor: North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO)

Deadline: 06/10/2015

Amount: Unspecified

 

Description: The SPS Program is a policy tool that enhances cooperation and dialogue with all partners, based on scientific research, innovation, and knowledge exchange. It provides funding, expert advice, and support to security-relevant activities jointly developed by a NATO member and partner country. Projects must be led by project directors from at least one Allied and one partner country. Applications must also directly address the SPS Key Priorities and have a clear link to security.

 

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 10.

 

More Info: http://www.nato.int/cps/en/natohq/topics_85373.htm?

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Title: Responsive Grants - Research

Sponsor: Retirement Research Foundation (RRF)

Deadline: 07/10/2015

Amount: Unspecified

 

Description: RRF funds research projects that have a regional or national impact on older Americans. Of particular interest are projects that seek causes and solutions to significant problems facing older adults through support of applied and policy research for which federal funding is not available.

 

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. Submit optional Letter of Inquiry directly to the sponsor at least 6 weeks prior to the sponsor's deadline.

 

More Info: http://www.rrf.org/grants/responsive-grants/research - overview

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Title: Fulbright Post-Doctoral Fellowships

Sponsor: United States-Israel Educational Foundation (USIEF)

Deadline: 08/01/2015

Amount: $40,000/2 yrs.

 

Description: USIEF plans to award 8 grants to American post-doctoral scholars who are about to begin a program of research at Israeli institutions of higher education which will commence during the 2016/2017 academic year. The total length of the proposed program of work in Israel must be at least two academic years (20 months net in Israel). Fulbright funding supplements basic post-doctoral stipends provided by Israeli host institutions. This program is open to post-doctoral researchers in all academic disciplines. USIEF awards are granted on the basis of academic excellence, the leadership promise of the applicant, and the potential of the proposed visit to both advance knowledge and enhance mutual understanding between the peoples of the U.S. and Israel. The Foundation gives preference to applicants who have not had significant prior professional experience in Israel. Post-doctoral fellows must be hosted by an accredited Israeli institution of higher education.

 

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

 

More Info: http://fulbright.org.il/en/?page_id=1024

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Title: Open Society Fellowship

Sponsor: Open Society Foundations

Deadline: 08/03/2015

Amount: $80,000-$100,000

 

Description: The Open Society Fellowship supports individuals pursuing innovative and unconventional approaches to fundamental open society challenges. The fellowship funds work that will enrich public understanding of those challenges and stimulate far-reaching and probing conversations within the Open Society Foundations and in the world. A fellowship project might identify a problem that has not previously been recognized, develop new policy ideas to address familiar problems, or offer a new advocacy strategy. Project themes should cut across at least two areas of interest to the Open Society Foundations. Among these are human rights, government transparency, access to information and to justice, and the promotion of civil society and social inclusion.

 

How to Apply: Apply directly to the sponsor by August 3. See the grant announcement for a complete list of materials to be submitted with the application.

 

More Info: http://www.opensocietyfoundations.org/grants/open-society-fellowship

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Title: Anthropology Internship Program

Sponsor: American Museum of Natural History (AMNH)

Deadline: 08/04/2015

Amount: Unspecified

 

Description: The Anthropology Internship Program offers academic credit, unpaid and paid internships for undergraduate and graduate students interested in careers in anthropology, museums or related fields. Anthropology interns work on projects relating to the collections or to the ongoing research interests of the curatorial staff in the museum or in the field. The department's collections and research are focused on North American, Mexican/Central American and South American archaeology and ethnology; Asian, African and Pacific ethnology; and Biological Anthropology. In addition, internships are awarded in collections management, archives, and conservation. Applicants should be enrolled in or have recently graduated from an academic institution.

 

How to Apply: Apply directly to the sponsor by August 4. See the grant announcement for a complete list of materials to be submitted with the application.

 

More Info: http://www.amnh.org/our-research/anthropology/policies-links/internship-program

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Title: Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) (NSF 13-542)

Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)

Deadline: 08/05/2015

Amount: $1,200 per student per wk.

 

Description: The REU program supports active research participation by undergraduate students in any of the areas of research funded by the NSF. REU projects involve students in meaningful ways in ongoing research programs or in research projects specifically designed for the REU program. This solicitation features two mechanisms for support of student research: 1) REU Sites are based on independent proposals to initiate and conduct projects that engage a number of students in research. REU Sites may be based in a single discipline or academic department or may offer interdisciplinary or multi-department research opportunities with a coherent intellectual theme. Proposals with an international dimension are welcome; and 2) REU Supplements may be included as a component of proposals for new or renewal NSF grants or cooperative agreements or may be requested for ongoing NSF-funded research projects.

 

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 August 5

 

More Info: http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=5517&org=NSF&sel_org=NSF&from=fund

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Title: Methodology, Measurement, and Statistics (MMS) (NSF 14-574)

Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)

Deadline: 08/06/2015

Amount: Unspecified

 

Description: The MMS Program is an interdisciplinary program in the Directorate for Social, Behavioral, and Economic Sciences that supports the development of innovative, analytical, and statistical methods and models for those sciences. MMS seeks proposals that are methodologically innovative, grounded in theory, and have potential utility for multiple fields within the social and behavioral sciences. As part of its larger portfolio, the MMS Program partners with a consortium of federal statistical agencies to support research proposals that further the development of new and innovative approaches to surveys and to the analysis of survey data.

 

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 August 6.

 

More Info: http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=5421

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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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