College of Liberal Arts

COLA Grants Digest: August 28, 2012

Tue, Aug 28, 2012

NEW FINANCIAL CONFLICT OF INTEREST POLICY: UT System has implemented a new Financial Conflict of Interest Policy and Procedure effective Friday, August 24, 2012. This policy applies to all faculty involved in research even if they do not have outside sponsor support.

For all grant proposals submitted with due dates August 24, 2012, or later, principal investigators, co-principal investigators, and any other person, regardless of title or position, who is responsible for the design, conduct, or reporting of research, must complete online conflict of interest training modules and complete a Financial Interests Disclosure (FID) form. For more information please visit the following Web site at
Please direct any questions related to this policy and procedure to Holly Tieu, UT’s Conflict of Interest Coordinator (, Tel: 512-232-2044).

Title: Cooperative Studies of the Earth’s Deep Interior (CSEDI) (NSF 11-548)
Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)
Deadline: 9/3/2012
Amount: $2M for 5-10 awards

Description/Eligibility: The Division of Earth Sciences (EAR) invites the submission of proposals for collaborative, interdisciplinary studies of the Earth's interior within the framework of the community-based initiative known as Cooperative Studies of the Earth's Deep Interior (CSEDI). Funding will support basic research on the character and dynamics of the Earth's mantle and core, their influence on the evolution of the Earth as a whole, and on processes operating within the deep interior that affect or are expressed on the Earth's surface.

How to Apply: Send completed Proposal Review Form to Kathy Thatcher ( by Sept. 3rd.

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Title: EarthScope: SAFOD Management Office (SMO) (12-574)
Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)
Deadline: 9/3/2012
Amount: $1,800,000

Description/Eligibility: EarthScope is an Earth science program to explore the four-dimensional structure of the North American continent. The EarthScope Program provides a framework for broad, integrated studies across the Earth sciences, including research on fault properties and the earthquake process, strain transfer, magmatic and hydrous fluids in the crust and mantle, plate boundary processes, large-scale continental deformation, continental structure and evolution, and composition and structure of the deep Earth. In addition, EarthScope offers a centralized forum for Earth science education at all levels and an excellent opportunity to develop cyberinfrastructure to integrate, distribute, and analyze diverse data sets.

How to Apply: Send completed Proposal Review Form to Kathy Thatcher ( by Sept. 3rd.

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Title: DAAD/AICGS Research Fellowship
Sponsor: Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst (DAAD)
Deadline: 9/15/2012
Amount: $4,725/mo.

Description/Eligibility: The DAAD/AICGS Research Fellowship Program, funded by a generous grant from the Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst (DAAD), is designed to bring scholars and specialists working on Germany, Europe, and/or transatlantic relations to AICGS for research stays of two months each. Project proposals should address a topic closely related to one or more of the Institute’s three research and programming areas: 1) Business and Economics, 2) Foreign and Domestic Policy, and 3) Society, Culture & Politics. Applicants must be German or American citizens and should have completed or currently be working on a PhD.

How to Apply: Apply directly to sponsor.

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Title: Moody Research Grants, & the Harry Middleton Fellowship in Presidential Studies
Sponsor: LBJ Foundation
Deadline: 9/15/12
Amount: $500-$5,000
Description/Eligibility: Twice a year, The LBJ Foundation awards Moody Research Grants, ranging from $500 to $2,500, and the Harry Middleton Fellowship in Presidential Studies, in the amount of $5,000.  Moody Research Grants may be used for research for dissertations, theses, senior papers, publications and other projects.  The Middleton Fellowship is given to students whose research highlights how history can illuminate current and future policy issues.  While post-doctoral fellows may apply, preference is given to doctoral students.  The fellowship requires recipients to conduct research at the LBJ Library and at least one other NARA facility.  The application deadline for both is September 15 for the spring term (January 1 – August 31) and March 15 for the fall term (June 1 – December 31).
How to Apply: Apply directly to sponsor

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Title: MAP Fund
Sponsor: Creative Capital, Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation
Deadline: 9/26/12
Amount: $10,000-$45,000
Description/Eligibility: The MAP Fund supports artists, ensembles, producers, and presenters whose work in the disciplines of contemporary performance embodies a spirit of exploration and deep inquiry. MAP is particularly interested in supporting work that examines notions of cultural difference or "the other," be that in class, gender, generation, race, religion, sexual orientation, or other aspects of diversity. Applications must come from organizations based in the United States that have current nonprofit 501(c)(3) federal tax status. Unincorporated artists and ensembles may apply through an eligible fiscal sponsor. Organizations and artists must demonstrate at least two years of professional experience. MAP supports only projects that contain a live performance. Eligible projects must not have premiered anywhere in the world before the first date of the current grant activities period.
How to Apply: Contact Melanie Morgan ( in the COLA Office of Research and return Proposal Review Form by Sept. 26th.

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Title: Research Infrastructure for Demographic and Behavioral Population Science (R24) (RFA-HD-13-007/CFDA 93.865)
Sponsor: National Institutes of Health (NIH), National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD)
Deadline: 10/9/12
Amount: $100,000-$700,000

Description/Eligibility: The purpose of this funding opportunity announcement (FOA) is to promote science within the mission of the NICHD Demographic and Behavioral Sciences Branch by providing research infrastructure to population science research centers. Types of research infrastructure provided include administrative and technical research support, developmental infrastructure, and public infrastructure. This FOA supports three types of applications: (1) General Center applications, for centers with three to six signature population science research themes; (2) Specialized Center applications, for centers with one or two signature research themes; and (3) Translation/Dissemination Center applications, for centers that request funding only for public infrastructure.

How to Apply: Contact your departmental Grants and Contracts Specialist or Kathy Thatcher ( in the COLA Office of Research and return Proposal Review Form by October 9th.

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Title: Geophysics Regular Submissions (NSF 12-598)
Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF), Division of Earth Sciences
Deadline: 11/12/12
Amount: Unspecified

Description/Eligibility: The Geophysics Program supports basic research in the physics of the solid earth to explore its composition, structure, and processes from the Earth's surface to it's deepest interior. Laboratory, field, theoretical, and computational studies are supported. Topics include seismicity, seismic wave propagation, and the nature and occurrence of geophysical hazards; the Earth's magnetic, gravity, and electrical fields; the Earth's thermal structure; and geodynamics. Supported research also includes geophysical studies of active deformation, including geodesy, and theoretical and experimental studies of the properties and behavior of Earth materials.

How to Apply: Contact Kathy Thatcher ( in the COLA Office of Research and return Proposal Review Form by November 12th.

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Title: History of Art: Institutional Fellowships
Sponsor: Kress Foundation
Deadline: 11/30/2012
Amount: $30,000/yr.
Description/Eligibility: Six Kress Institutional Fellowships in the History of European Art will be awarded each year for a two-year research appointment hosted with one of the following (six) European research centers: Florence Kunsthistorisches Institut / Institute for Art History, Leiden Kunsthistorisch Instituut der Rijksuniversiteit / Art Historical Institute, Rijksuniversiteit, London Courtauld Institute of Art & Warburg Institute of Art (jointly administered), Munich Zentralinstitut für Kunstgeschichte / Central Institute for Art History, Paris Institut national d'histoire de l'art (INHA) / National Institute for the History of Art, Rome Bibliotheca Hertziana. Restricted to pre-doctoral candidates in the history of art and related disciplines (such as archaeology, architecture, or classics). Nominees must be U.S. citizens or individuals matriculated at an American university. Dissertation research must focus on European art from antiquity to the early 19th century. Candidates must be nominated by their academic department.
How to Apply: Consult your department on nomination procedures and apply directly to sponsor.

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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

Kathy Thatcher for Federal Grants
Melanie Morgan for Foundations
Destin Ray Smith for Post-Award

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