College of Liberal Arts

COLA Grants Digest: August 11, 2015

Tue, Aug 11, 2015

COLA Grants Digest: August 11, 2015

 

Funding Opportunities

 

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

Sponsor: National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Deadline: 09/14/2015

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 September 14.

 

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

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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: 09/25/2015

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 September 25.

 

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: 09/25/2015

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 September 25.

 

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

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Title: Research: Arts Works

Sponsor: National Endowment for the Arts (NEA)

Deadline: 09/29/2015

Amount: $10,000-$30,000

 

Description: The NEA's Office of Research & Analysis will make awards to support research that investigates the value and/or impact of the arts, either as individual components within the U.S. arts ecology or as they interact with each other and/or with other domains of American life. Priority will be given to applications that present theory-driven research questions and methodologies that will yield important information about the value and/or impact of the arts on individuals and communities. At the same time, some of the most compelling research about the arts has originated in non-arts specialties: cognitive neuroscience, for example, with its discoveries about the arts' role in shaping learning-related outcomes; labor economics, with its lessons about the arts' impact on national and local productivity; urban planning work that seeks to understand the arts as a marker of community vitality; and psychological studies that posit the arts' relationship to health and well-being across the lifespan. In this spirit, the NEA encourages applications from diverse research fields (e.g., psychology, education, economics, sociology, medicine and health, communications, and urban and regional planning) in addition to projects that address a diverse array of topics concerning the value and/or impact of the arts.

 

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 September 29.

 

More Info: http://arts.gov/grants-organizations/research-art-works/grant-program-description

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Title: Doctoral and Postdoctoral Fellowships

Sponsor: German Historical Institute (GHI)

Deadline: 10/01/2015

Amount: $1,900/$3,200

 

Description: The GHI awards short-term fellowships to German and American doctoral students as well as postdoctoral scholars in the fields of German history, the history of German-American relations, and the history of the role of Germany and the USA in international relations. These fellowships are also available to German doctoral students and postdoctoral scholars in the field of American history. We especially invite applications from doctoral students and postdoctoral scholars who currently do not receive funding from their home institutions. The fellowships are usually granted for periods of one to six months but, in exceptional cases and depending on the availability of funds, they can be extended by one month. The research projects must draw upon primary sources located in the United States. The GHI will not provide funding for preliminary research, manuscript composition or the revision of manuscripts. It will give clear priority to those postdoctoral projects that are designed for the "second book."

 

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

 

More Info: http://www.ghi-dc.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=287&Itemid=62

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Title: Fellowships 2016-2017

Sponsor: Society for the Humanities - Cornell University

Deadline: 10/01/2015

Amount: $50,000

 

Description: The Society for the Humanities at Cornell University seeks interdisciplinary research projects that reflect on philosophical, aesthetic, political, ecological, religious, psychoanalytical, and cultural understandings of skin. Thinking skin calls upon cultural horizons, religious traditions, flesh, haptics, signs, texts, images, biopolitics, screens, sounds, and surfaces. From the earliest writings on medicine and religion to more recent theories of race, sexuality, gender, class, and ethnicity, how might thinking or making skin inform the global cultural experience from North to South, East to West, South to South? The Society invites research projects across historical periods, disciplinary boundaries, geographic territories, and social contexts. Fellows should be working on topics related to the year’s theme. Their approach to the humanities should be broad enough to appeal to students and scholars in several humanistic disciplines.

 

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

 

More Info: http://www.arts.cornell.edu/sochum/society_fellowships.html

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Title: OAH Awards and Prizes

Sponsor: Organization of American Historians (OAH)

Deadline: 10/01/2015

Amount: Varies

 

Description: The Organization of American Historians sponsors or cosponsors awards, prizes, fellowships, and grants given in recognition of scholarly and professional achievements in the field of American history. The awards and prizes are presented during the OAH Annual Meeting.

 

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

 

More Info: http://www.oah.org/programs/awards/

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Title: Schallek Fellowship

Sponsor: Medieval Academy of America

Deadline: 10/15/2015

Amount: $30,000

 

Description: The Schallek Fellowship is funded by a gift to the Richard III Society-American Branch, from William B. and Maryloo Spooner Schallek. The fellowship supports an advanced graduate student who is writing a Ph.D. dissertation in any relevant discipline dealing with late-medieval Britain (ca. 1350-1500). The $30,000 fellowship helps defray research and living expenses for the equivalent of an academic year of study. The fellowship recipient must devote full time to the dissertation project and may not hold any job or teaching position or work on another project during the term of the fellowship.

 

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

 

More Info: http://www.medievalacademy.org/?page=Schallek_Fellow_Inst

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Title: Research Associate

Sponsor: Women's Studies in Religion Program - Harvard Divinity School

Deadline: 10/15/2015

Amount: $60,000

 

Description: Each year Harvard Divinity School selects five candidates for full-time Research Associate and Visiting Faculty positions in its Women's Studies in Religion Program. Proposals for book-length research projects using both religion and gender as central categories of analysis are welcomed. They may address women and religion in any time, place, or religious tradition, and may utilize disciplinary and interdisciplinary approaches from across the fields of theology, the humanities, and the social sciences. Positions are open to candidates with doctorates in the fields of religion and to those with primary competence in other humanities, social science, and public policy fields who demonstrate a serious interest in religion and hold appropriate degrees in those fields.

 

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

 

More Info: http://wsrp.hds.harvard.edu/apply

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Title: Site Preservation Grant

Sponsor: Archaeological Institute of America (AIA)

Deadline: 10/15/2015

Amount: $25,000

 

Description: This grant is intended to fund projects that uphold the AIA's mission to preserve and promote the world's archaeological heritage for future generations. The goal of the grant, which carries a maximum value of $25,000 to be awarded over the course of one to three years, is to maximize global preservation efforts and awareness through AIA support. The AIA is targeting projects that not only seek to directly preserve archaeological sites, but those that also emphasize outreach, education, and/or best practices intended to create a positive impact on the local community, students, and the discipline of archaeology as a whole. All applicants must either be current members of the AIA or submit a letter of support by an AIA member in order for their application to be considered.

 

How to Apply: Submit initial letter of inquiry directly to the sponsor by October 15. 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 three weeks in advance of the application deadline.

 

More Info: https://www.archaeological.org/grants/706

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Title: Biological Anthropology Program - Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Grants (BA-DDRIG) (NSF 14-561)

Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)

Deadline: 10/20/2015

Amount: $20,000 (direct costs)

 

Description: The Biological Anthropology Program supports multifaceted research which advances scientific knowledge of human biology and ecology, including understanding of our evolutionary history and mechanisms which have shaped human and nonhuman primate biological diversity. Supported research focuses on living and fossil forms of both human and nonhuman primates, addressing time scales ranging from the short-term to evolutionary, encompassing multiple levels of organization and analysis (molecular and organismal, to the population and ecosystem scales), and conducted in field, laboratory, and captive research environments. Areas of inquiry which promote understanding of the evolution, biology, and adaptability of our diverse species include, but are not limited to, human genetic and epigenetic variation and relationships to phenotype; human and nonhuman primate ecology, socioecology, functional anatomy and skeletal biology; human and nonhuman primate paleontology; and the anthropological science of forensics. Multidisciplinary research which fully integrates biological anthropology with other anthropological fields, such as bioarchaeological or biocultural research, also receives support through the Program.

 

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 October 20.

 

More Info: http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=505067&org=NSF&sel_org=NSF&from=fund

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Title: Long-Term Fellowships

Sponsor: Folger Shakespeare Library

Deadline: 11/01/2015

Amount: $50,000

 

Description: The Folger Shakespeare Library seeks highly talented, productive scholars whose work will be significantly advanced by a prolonged period of access to the collection. Long-term fellows are selected by an external advisory committee whose members consider the following criteria: importance of the topic, originality and sophistication of the approach; feasibility of research objectives, and the applicant’s need for the Folger collections.

 

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

 

More Info: http://www.folger.edu/Content/Folger-Institute/Fellowships/Research-Fellowships.cfm

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Title: Alfred D. Chandler Jr. Travel Fellowships

Sponsor: Harvard Business School (HBS)

Deadline: 11/01/2015

Amount: $1,000-$3,000

 

Description: The purpose of this fellowship is to facilitate library and archival research in business or economic history. Individual grants range from $1,000 to $3,000. Three categories of applicants will be eligible for grants: 1) Harvard University graduate students in history, economics, or business administration, whose research requires travel to distant archives or repositories; 2) graduate students or nontenured faculty in those fields from other universities, in the U.S. and abroad, whose research requires travel to Baker Library and other local archives; and 3) Harvard College undergraduates writing senior theses in these fields whose research requires travel away from Cambridge.

 

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

 

More Info: http://www.hbs.edu/businesshistory/fellowships/Pages/default.aspx

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Title: Jefferson Science Fellowship Program (JSFP)

Sponsor: National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine

Deadline: 11/02/2015

Amount: $60,000

 

Description: Tenured, or similarly ranked, academic scientists, engineers and physicians from U.S. institutions of higher learning, who are U.S. citizens, are eligible for selection as Jefferson Science Fellows (JSF). Each Fellow will spend one year at the U.S. Department of State or the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) for an on-site assignment in Washington, D.C. that may also involve extended stays at U.S. foreign embassies and/or missions. All JSF assignments will be designed in consultation with regional and/or functional bureaus within the U.S. Department of State/USAID.

 

How to Apply: Apply directly to the sponsor by November 2. See the grant announcement for a complete list of materials to be submitted with the application.

 

More Info: http://sites.nationalacademies.org/PGA/Jefferson/PGA_048242

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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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