College of Liberal Arts

COLA Grants Digest: April 7, 2015

Tue, Apr 7, 2015

COLA Grants Digest: April 7, 2015

 

Announcements

 

Workshop: National Science Foundation (NSF) Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Grants (DDRIG)

April 13, 2015, 1-3 PM, GEB 3.312

 

This workshop is intended for graduate students interested in preparing an NSF DDRIG application, especially for those who are planning to submit an application during the summer of 2015. Faculty advisors interested in understanding the DDRIG process are also invited to attend this session. You will learn what the various components of the application are and how to complete them. We will also discuss how to access and complete your application in FastLane and how to get your application submitted through UT’s Office of Sponsored Projects (OSP).

 

How to register: Please RSVP to Jason Leubner (jsn.leubner@austin.utexas.edu) by April 9.

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Funding Opportunities

 

Title: Sedimentary Geology and Paleobiology (SGP) (NSF 15-561)

Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)

Deadline: Rolling

Amount: Unspecified

 

Description: Sedimentary Geology and Paleobiology supports studies of: 1) the changing aspects of life, ecology, environments, and biogeography in geologic time based on fossil plants, animals, and microbes; 2) all aspects of the Earth's sedimentary lithosphere – its insights into the geological processes and rich organic and inorganic resources locked in rock sequences; 3) the science of dating and measuring the sequence of events and rates of geological processes as manifested in Earth's past sedimentary and biological (fossil) record; 4) the geologic record of the production, transportation, and deposition of modern and ancient physical and chemical sediments; and 5) understanding Earth's deep-time (pre-Holocene) climate systems.

 

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 at least three weeks prior to when you plan to submit your proposal.

 

More Info: http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=13691

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Title: Perception, Action & Cognition (PAC) (PD 09-7252)

Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)

Deadline: 07/13/2015

Amount: Unspecified

 

Description: The PAC program supports research on perception, action and cognition. Emphasis is on research strongly grounded in theory. Central research topics for consideration by the PAC panel include vision, audition, haptics, attention, memory, reasoning, written and spoken discourse, and motor control. The program encompasses a wide range of theoretical perspectives, such as symbolic computation, connectionism, ecological, nonlinear dynamics, and complex systems, and a variety of methodologies including both experimental studies and modeling. The PAC program is open to co-review of proposals submitted to other programs (e.g., Linguistics, Developmental and Learning Sciences, Cognitive Neuroscience, etc). Proposals may involve clinical populations, animals, or computational modeling only if the work has direct impact on basic issues of human perception, action, or cognition.

 

NOTE: This deadline is for research proposals only. Workshop and conference proposals should not be submitted for this deadline.

 

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=5686&org=NSF&sel_org=NSF&from=fund

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Title: Law and Social Sciences (LSS) Standard Research Grants and Grants for Collaborative Research (NSF 15-514)

Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)

Deadline: 07/13/2015

Amount: $300,000/2-3 yrs. (direct costs)

 

Description: The LSS Program at the NSF supports social scientific studies of law and law-like systems of rules. Successful proposals describe research that advances scientific theory and understanding of the connections between law or legal processes and human behavior. Standard and Collaborative awards provide support for basic research activities, infrastructure development, and other research-related expenses. These grants can support projects that require several investigators, advisors, or collaboration among Principal Investigators, including investigators at different institutions. They may involve postdoctoral researchers, or graduate or undergraduate student assistants.

 

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=504727&org=NSF&sel_org=NSF&from=fund

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Title: Law and Social Sciences (LSS) Interdisciplinary Postdoctoral Fellowships (NSF 15-514)

Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)

Deadline: 07/13/2015

Amount: $80,000 (direct costs)

 

Description: The LSS Program at the NSF supports social scientific studies of law and law-like systems of rules. Successful proposals describe research that advances scientific theory and understanding of the connections between law or legal processes and human behavior. LSS Interdisciplinary Postdoctoral Fellowships are intended to facilitate the training of interdisciplinary scholars. Proposals should be submitted by two or more faculty scholars from different academic disciplines who will work with the postdoctoral fellow on a single project of relevance to LSS. Funds will support the participation of a postdoctoral fellow who will receive training and research experience in this interdisciplinary context.

 

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=504727&org=NSF&sel_org=NSF&from=fund

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Title: Law and Social Sciences (LSS) Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Grants (DDRIG) (NSF 15-514)

Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)

Deadline: 07/13/2015

Amount: $20,000 (direct costs)

 

Description: The LSS Program at the NSF supports social scientific studies of law and law-like systems of rules. Successful proposals describe research that advances scientific theory and understanding of the connections between law or legal processes and human behavior. LSS DDRIG awards provide funds for dissertation research expenses not normally available through the doctoral student's university. Awards are not intended to cover the full costs of a student's doctoral dissertation research. Project budgets should be developed at scales appropriate for the work to be conducted and may only include costs directly associated with the conduct of dissertation research.

 

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=504727&org=NSF&sel_org=NSF&from=fund

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Title: Kluge Fellowships for Residential Research in Humanities and Social Sciences

Sponsor: Library of Congress - John W. Kluge Center

Deadline: 07/15/2015

Amount: $4,200/mo., 4-11 mos.

 

Description: The John W. Kluge Center at the Library of Congress invites qualified scholars to conduct research at the Kluge Center using the Library of Congress collections and resources. The Kluge Center especially encourages humanistic and social science research that makes use of the Library's large and varied collections. Interdisciplinary, cross-cultural, or multi-lingual research is particularly welcome. Among the collections available to researchers are the world's largest law library and outstanding multi-lingual collections of books and periodicals. Deep special collections of manuscripts, maps, music, films, recorded sound, prints, and photographs are also available. Scholars who have received a terminal advanced degree within the past seven years in the humanities, social sciences or in a professional field such as architecture or law are eligible.

 

How to Apply: Apply 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: http://www.loc.gov/loc/kluge/fellowships/kluge.html

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Title: William Randolph Hearst Endowed Fellowship for Minority Students

Sponsor: Aspen Institute

Deadline: 07/17/2015

Amount: $2,000/$4,000

 

Description: The Aspen Institute Program on Philanthropy and Social Innovation (PSI) in Washington, DC offers the William Randolph Hearst Endowed Fellowship to one student three times annually. The fellowship, which is based on academic excellence and need, is open to both undergraduate and graduate students of color. The Hearst Fellow serves as an intern with PSI in the Washington, DC office of the Aspen Institute. Through this fellowship, PSI seeks to introduce a diverse group of students to issues and challenges affecting philanthropy, social enterprise, nonprofit organizations, and other actors in the social sector. Recipients may arrange with their colleges or universities to receive academic credit for this experience.

 

How to Apply: Apply directly to the sponsor by July 17. See the grant announcement for a complete list of materials to be submitted with the application.

 

More Info: http://www.aspeninstitute.org/policy-work/nonprofit-philanthropy/leadership-initiatives/hearst

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Title: EAR Postdoctoral Fellowships (EAR-PF) (NSF 13-548)

Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)

Deadline: 07/20/2015

Amount: $87,000

 

Description: The Division of Earth Sciences awards Postdoctoral Fellowships to recent recipients of doctoral degrees for research and training in topics relevant to Earth sciences. The fellows must develop and implement: 1) research projects that seek to address scientific questions within the purview of EAR programs; and 2) plans to broaden participation in Earth sciences. The program supports researchers for a period of up to 2 years with fellowships that can be taken to the institution of their choice (including facilities abroad). The program is intended to recognize beginning investigators of significant potential, and provide them with research experience, mentorship, and training that will establish them in leadership positions in the Earth Sciences community.

 

How to Apply: Apply directly to the sponsor by July 20. See the grant announcement for a complete list of materials to be submitted with the application.

 

More Info: http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=503144

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Title: Media Projects: Development Grants (CFDA 45.164)

Sponsor: National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH)

Deadline: 07/22/2015

Amount: $40,000-$75,000/6-12 months

 

Description: NEH’s Division of Public Programs supports activities that engage millions of Americans in understanding significant humanities works and ideas. At the center of every NEH-funded public humanities project is a core set of humanities ideas developed by scholars, matched to imaginative formats that bring those ideas to life for people of all ages and all walks of life. Projects must be analytical and deeply grounded in humanities scholarship in a discipline such as history, religion, anthropology, jurisprudence, or art history. NEH is a national funding agency, so the projects we support must demonstrate the potential to attract a broad, general audience. Media Projects grants support the following formats: 1) film and television projects; and 2) radio projects. NEH encourages projects that engage public audiences through multiple formats in the exploration of humanities ideas.

 

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 22.

 

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

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Title: Media Projects: Production Grants (CFDA 45.164)

Sponsor: National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH)

Deadline: 07/22/2015

Amount: $100,000-$650,000/1-3 yrs.

 

Description: NEH’s Division of Public Programs supports activities that engage millions of Americans in understanding significant humanities works and ideas. At the center of every NEH-funded public humanities project is a core set of humanities ideas developed by scholars, matched to imaginative formats that bring those ideas to life for people of all ages and all walks of life. Projects must be analytical and deeply grounded in humanities scholarship in a discipline such as history, religion, anthropology, jurisprudence, or art history. NEH is a national funding agency, so the projects we support must demonstrate the potential to attract a broad, general audience. Media Projects grants support the following formats: 1) film and television projects; and 2) radio projects. NEH encourages projects that engage public audiences through multiple formats in the exploration of humanities ideas.

 

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 22.

 

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

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Title: Geography and Spatial Sciences Program - Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Awards (GSS-DDRI) (NSF 14-538)

Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)

Deadline: 07/23/2015

Amount: $16,000

 

Description: The goals of the NSF GSS Program are the following: 1) To promote scientific research in geography and the spatial sciences that advances theory and basic understanding and that addresses the challenges facing society; 2) To promote the integration of geographers and spatial scientists in interdisciplinary research; 3) To promote education and training of geographers and spatial scientists in order to enhance the capabilities of current and future generations of researchers; and 4) To promote the development and use of scientific methods and tools for geographic research. GSS sponsors research on the geographic distributions and interactions of human, physical, and biotic systems on Earth. Investigators are encouraged to propose plans for research about the nature, causes, and consequences of human activity and natural environmental processes across a range of scales. Projects on a variety of topics qualify for support if they offer promise of contributing to scholarship by enhancing geographical knowledge, concepts, theories, methods, and their application to societal problems and concerns.

 

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 23.

 

More Info: http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=503621&org=NSF&sel_org=NSF&from=fund

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Title: Cultural Anthropology Scholars Awards (NSF 07-544)

Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)

Deadline: 07/24/2015

Amount: $50,000

 

Description: The National Science Foundation announces an opportunity for methodological training by cultural anthropologists who are active researchers. The purpose is to help cultural anthropologists upgrade their methodological skills by learning a specific analytical technique which will improve their research abilities.

 

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 24.

 

More Info: http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=5321&org=NSF&sel_org=NSF&from=fund

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Title: Political Science (PD 98-1371)

Sponsor: National Science Foundation

Deadline: 07/24/2015

Amount: Unspecified

 

Description: The Political Science Program supports scientific research that advances knowledge and understanding of citizenship, government, and politics. Research proposals are expected to be theoretically motivated, conceptually precise, methodologically rigorous, and empirically oriented. Substantive areas include, but are not limited to, American government and politics, comparative government and politics, international relations, political behavior, political economy, and political institutions. In recent years, program awards have supported research projects on bargaining processes; campaigns and elections, electoral choice, and electoral systems; citizen support in emerging and established democracies; democratization, political change, and regime transitions; domestic and international conflict; international political economy; party activism; political psychology and political tolerance.

 

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 24.

 

More Info: http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=5418&org=NSF&sel_org=NSF&from=fund

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Title: Sociology (PD 98-1331)

Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)

Deadline: 07/24/2015

Amount: Unspecified

 

Description: The Sociology Program supports basic research on all forms of human social organization – societies, institutions, groups and demography – and processes of individual and institutional change. The Program encourages theoretically focused empirical investigations aimed at improving the explanation of fundamental social processes. Included is research on organizations and organizational behavior, population dynamics, social movements, social groups, labor force participation, stratification and mobility, family, social networks, socialization, gender roles, and the sociology of science and technology. The program supports both original data collections and secondary data analysis that use the full range of quantitative and qualitative methodological tools. Theoretically grounded projects that offer methodological innovations and improvements for data collection and analysis are also welcomed.

 

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 24.

 

More Info: http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=5369&org=NSF&sel_org=NSF&from=fund

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Title: Cultural Anthropology - Senior Research (PD 98-1390)

Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)

Deadline: 07/24/2015

Amount: $100,000/yr.

 

Description: The primary objective of the Cultural Anthropology Program is to support basic scientific research on the causes, consequences, and complexities of human social and cultural variability. Anthropological research spans a wide gamut, and contemporary cultural anthropology is an arena in which diverse research traditions and methodologies are valid. Recognizing the breadth of the field’s contributions to science, the Cultural Anthropology Program welcomes proposals for empirically grounded, theoretically engaged, and methodologically sophisticated research in all sub-fields of cultural anthropology. Because the NSF’s mandate is to support basic research, the NSF Cultural Anthropology Program does not fund research that takes as its primary goal improved clinical practice or applied 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 July 24.

 

More Info: http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=5388&org=NSF&sel_org=NSF&from=fund

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Title: Cultural Anthropology - Faculty Scholars Program (NSF 07-544)

Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)

Deadline: 07/24/2015

Amount: $50,000

 

Description: The Faculty Scholars Program supports methodological training for cultural anthropologists who wish to learn new skills that are needed as part of an ongoing research program. For example, support may be requested to learn new methods of cross-cultural research, demography, remote sensing and GIS, ecological field survey, linguistics, or modeling. Support may be requested to learn any methodological skill that is necessary to advance the scholar's research agenda, as justified in the proposal with reference to published results from prior work.

 

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 24.

 

More Info: http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=5321&org=BCS

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Title: Cultural Anthropology Program - Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Grants (CA-DDRIG) (NSF 15-556)

Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)

Deadline: 07/27/2015

Amount: $20,000 (direct costs)

 

Description: The primary objective of the Cultural Anthropology Program is to support basic scientific research on the causes, consequences, and complexities of human social and cultural variability. Anthropological research spans a wide gamut, and contemporary cultural anthropology is an arena in which diverse research traditions and methodologies are valid. Recognizing the breadth of the field's contributions to science, the Cultural Anthropology Program welcomes proposals for empirically grounded, theoretically engaged, and methodologically sophisticated research in all sub-fields of cultural anthropology. Because the NSF's mandate is to support basic research, the NSF Cultural Anthropology Program does not fund research that takes as its primary goal improved clinical practice or applied policy.

 

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 27.

 

More Info: http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=505057&org=NSF

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Title: Economics (PD 98-1320)

Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)

Deadline: 07/28/2015

Amount: Unspecified

 

Description: The Economics program supports research designed to improve the understanding of the processes and institutions of the U.S. economy and of the world system of which it is a part. This program also strengthens both empirical and theoretical economic analysis as well as the methods for rigorous research on economic behavior. It supports research in almost every area of economics, including econometrics, economic history, environmental economics, finance, industrial organization, international economics, labor economics, macroeconomics, mathematical economics, and public finance. The Economics program welcomes proposals for individual or multi-investigator research projects, doctoral dissertation improvement awards, conferences, workshops, symposia, experimental research, data collection and dissemination, computer equipment and other instrumentation, and research experience for undergraduates. The program places a high priority on interdisciplinary 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 28.

 

More Info: http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=5437&org=NSF&sel_org=NSF&from=fund

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Title: Decision, Risk, and Management Sciences (DRMS) (PD 98-1321)

Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)

Deadline: 07/28/2015

Amount: Unspecified

 

Description: The DRMS program supports scientific research directed at increasing the understanding and effectiveness of decision making by individuals, groups, organizations, and society. Disciplinary and interdisciplinary research, doctoral dissertation research improvement grants (DDRIGs), and workshops are funded in the areas of judgment and decision making; decision analysis and decision aids; risk analysis, perception, and communication; societal and public policy decision making; management science and organizational design.

 

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 28.

 

More Info: http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=5423&org=NSF&sel_org=NSF&from=fund

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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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