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COLA Grants Digest: August 4, 2015

Tue, Aug 4, 2015

COLA Grants Digest: August 4, 2015

 

Funding Opportunities

 

Title: Brain Somatic Mosaicism and its Role in Psychiatric Disorders (Collaborative U01) (PAR 15-022)

Sponsor: National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Deadline: 10/02/2014

Amount: Unspecified

 

Description: This funding opportunity announcement (FOA) invites Cooperative Agreement (U01) applications from multi-disciplinary and synergistic teams of investigators proposing to identify and characterize the full spectrum of somatic variation in human brain samples and to assess the relationship of such variation with the pathophysiology of neuropsychiatric disorders. This FOA seeks to support applications exploring the extent of somatic variations across different brain regions in one or more psychiatric disorders using state-of-the-art genomic, computational, single-cell and other relevant approaches. The ultimate goal of this FOA is to address gaps in our understanding of the role of somatic genomic perturbations in the etiology of neuropsychiatric disorders. This FOA should be used when two or more collaborating sites are essential to complete the proposed research. The U01 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 October 2.

 

More Info: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-15-022.html

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Title: Collaborative Research in Computational Neuroscience (CRCNS) (NSF 14-504)

Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)

Deadline: 10/08/2015

Amount: Unspecified

 

Description: Computational neuroscience provides a theoretical foundation and a rich set of technical approaches for understanding complex neurobiological systems, building on the theory, methods, and findings of computer science, neuroscience, and numerous other disciplines. Two classes of proposals will be considered in response to this solicitation: Research Proposals describing collaborative research projects, and Data Sharing Proposals to enable sharing of data and other resources. Domestic and international projects will be considered.

 

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 October 8.

 

More Info: http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=5147

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Title: I Tatti Fellowship

Sponsor: Villa I Tatti - Harvard University Center of Renaissance Italian Studies

Deadline: 10/15/2015

Amount: $50,000

 

Description: Fifteen I Tatti Fellowships, each for twelve months, are available annually for post-doctoral research in any aspect of the Italian Renaissance broadly understood historically to include the period from the 14th to the 17th centuries and geographically to include transnational dialogues between Italy and other cultures (e.g. Latin American, Mediterranean, African, Asian etc.). Fellows are selected by an international and interdisciplinary committee that welcomes applications from scholars from all nations. The committee aims to assess the ability of candidates to contribute in a collegial way to the intellectual life of the Harvard Center. It pays special attention to the strength of the proposed project and its potential to yield original results, and to the candidate’s curriculum vitae. Subjects covered include art and architecture, history, literature, material culture, music, philosophy, religion, and science. It must be possible for applicants to carry out most of their research in Florence with the resources available in the city and at I Tatti.

 

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://itatti.harvard.edu/i-tatti-fellowship

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Title: Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship in the Humanities (Translation)

Sponsor: Penn Humanities Forum - University of Pennsylvania

Deadline: 10/15/2015

Amount: $53,000

 

Description: The Penn Humanities Forum awards five (5) one-year Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowships each academic year to junior scholars in the humanities who are no more than eight years out of their doctorate and who are not yet tenured (may not be tenured during the fellowship year). Scholars are required to spend the year (September–May) in residence at Penn. The Ph.D. is the only eligible terminal degree. Humanists and those in related fields (e.g., anthropology, history of science) are eligible to apply. Exclusions are proposals in social science disciplines, educational curriculum building, and work by performing artists (n.b., scholars of performance are eligible). The fellowship is open to all scholars, national and international, who meet application terms. The programs of the Penn Humanities Forum are conceived through yearly topics that invite broad interdisciplinary collaboration. For the 2016–2017 academic year, translation has been set as the topic.

 

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.phf.upenn.edu/fellowships/andrew-w-mellon-postdoctoral-fellowship-humanities

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Title: Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowships

Sponsor: Leslie Center for the Humanities - Dartmouth College

Deadline: 10/15/2015

Amount: $59,528/yr., plus benefits

 

Description: With the generous support of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, Dartmouth is pleased to accept applications for two postdoctoral fellowship in the humanities and humanistic social sciences from Fall 2016 to the end of Spring 2018. These fellowships foster the academic careers of scholars who have recently received their Ph.D. degrees, by permitting them to pursue their research while gaining mentored experience as teachers and members of the departments and/or programs in which they are housed. The Center is currently NOT accepting applications for Anthropology, Art History, Asian/ Middle Eastern Languages and Cultures, Philosophy, Religion, Russian, Theater, and Women's and Gender Studies. Applicants must focus on materials customarily associated with research in the humanities or employ methods common in humanistic research. The 2015-2017 fellows received an annual stipend of $57,528 plus benefits, an annual research allowance of $2,000, and a first-year-only computer allowance of $2,500. The terms for the 2016-2018 fellows will be similar.

 

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.dartmouth.edu/~lhc/fellowships/mellonfellowships.html

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Title: Woodrow Wilson Dissertation Fellowship in Women’s Studies

Sponsor: Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation

Deadline: 10/15/2015

Amount: $5,000

 

Description: The Women’s Studies Fellowships are provided to Ph.D. candidates at institutions in the United States who will complete their dissertations during the fellowship year. The most competitive applications include not only a clear, thorough, and compelling description of the candidate’s work, but also evidence of an enduring interest in and commitment to women’s issues and scholarship on women and gender. The Women’s Studies competition is for projects in the humanities and social sciences; projects in fields such as management, the clinical and biological sciences, and law are not eligible unless they have a demonstrable academic grounding in the humanities and social sciences. Applicants working on health-related issues in the social sciences should consider carefully whether their work demonstrably centers on the topic’s social, cultural, and individual aspects.

 

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://woodrow.org/fellowships/womens-studies/

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Title: Fellowships

Sponsor: National Humanities Center

Deadline: 10/15/2015

Amount: Unspecified

 

Description: The National Humanities Center offers 40 residential fellowships for advanced study in the humanities for the period September through May. Applicants must have doctorate or equivalent scholarly credentials. Young scholars as well as senior scholars are encouraged to apply, but they must have a record of publication, and new Ph.D.s should be aware that the Center does not normally support the revision of a doctoral dissertation. In addition to scholars from all fields of the humanities, the Center accepts individuals from the natural and social sciences, the arts, the professions, and public life who are engaged in humanistic projects. The Center is also international and gladly accepts applications from scholars outside the United States. Most of the Center's fellowships are unrestricted. Several, however, are designated for particular areas of research. These include a fellowship for a young woman in philosophy and fellowships for environmental studies, English literature, art history, Asian Studies, and theology.

 

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://nationalhumanitiescenter.org/fellowships/fellshipapinfo.htm

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Title: Kislak Postdoctoral Fellowship for the Study of the History and Cultures of the Early Americas

Sponsor: John W. Kluge Center - Library of Congress

Deadline: 10/15/2015

Amount: $4,200/mo.

 

Description: The John W. Kluge Center at the Library of Congress invites qualified scholars to apply for a postdoctoral fellowship for advanced research based on the Kislak Collection. The Kislak Collection is a major collection of rare books, manuscripts, historic documents, maps, and art of the Americas. The collection contains some of the earliest records of indigenous peoples in North America and superb objects from the discovery, contact, and colonial periods, especially for Florida, the Caribbean, and Mesoamerica. The fellowship provides an opportunity for a period of up to 8 months of concentrated use of materials from the Kislak Collection and other collections of the Library of Congress, through full-time residency at the Library. The program supports research projects in the disciplines of archaeology, history, cartography, epigraphy, linguistics, ethno-history, ethnography, bibliography, and sociology, with particular emphasis on Florida, the circum-Caribbean region, and Mesoamerica. We encourage interdisciplinary projects that combine disciplines in novel and productive ways.

 

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.loc.gov/loc/kluge/fellowships/kislak.html

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Title: Residential Fellowships

Sponsor: Notre Dame Institute for Advanced Study (NDIAS)

Deadline: 10/15/2015

Amount: $30,000/$60,000

 

Description: NDIAS is dedicated to fostering and supporting integrative scholarship addressing ultimate questions at the intersection of the arts, engineering, humanities, law, and natural, physical, and social sciences, especially those which transcend disciplinary boundaries. NDIAS encourages scholars to include questions of values in their analyses, to integrate diverse disciplines, and to ask how their findings advance civilization. The Institute offers its fellows the opportunity to engage not only in analysis but also in evaluating what should be done, to analyze the world in substantive and collaborative ways, and to think through the implications of present behavior for the future of the world.

 

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://ndias.nd.edu/fellowships/residential/

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Title: Graduate Student Fellowships

Sponsor: Notre Dame Institute for Advanced Study (NDIAS)

Deadline: 10/15/2015

Amount: $25,000

 

Description: NDIAS is dedicated to fostering and supporting integrative scholarship addressing ultimate questions at the intersection of the arts, engineering, humanities, law, and natural, physical, and social sciences, especially those which transcend disciplinary boundaries. NDIAS encourages graduate student applicants to include questions of values in their analyses, to integrate diverse disciplines, and to ask how their findings advance civilization. The Institute offers its fellows the opportunity to engage not only in analysis but also in evaluating what should be done, to analyze the world in substantive and collaborative ways, and to think through the implications of present behavior for the future of the world.

 

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://ndias.nd.edu/fellowships/graduate-student/

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Title: Heineken Prizes 2016

Sponsor: Royal Netherlands Academy for Arts and Sciences

Deadline: 10/15/2015

Amount: $200,000

 

Description: Nominations are now being accepted for the prestigious Heineken Prizes 2016. These international prizes, worth $ 200,000 each, reward outstanding achievement in the fields of: 1) Biochemistry and Biophysics; 2) Cognitive Science; 3) Environmental Sciences; 4) History; and 5) Medicine. They are intended explicitly for scientists and scholars who are currently active in their field and whose research still holds considerable promise for future innovative discoveries. International juries will select the winners. Both institutes and individual researchers may nominate suitable candidates for these prizes.

 

How to Apply: Submit nominations 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.knaw.nl/en/awards/heineken-prizes/heineken-prizes-2016

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Title: Mellon/ACLS Dissertation Completion Fellowships

Sponsor: American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS)

Deadline: 10/21/2015

Amount: $38,000

 

Description: ACLS invites applications for the tenth annual competition for the Mellon/ACLS Dissertation Completion Fellowships, which support a year of research and writing to help advanced graduate students in the humanities and related social sciences in the last year of Ph.D. dissertation writing. The program encourages timely completion of the Ph.D. Applicants must be prepared to complete their dissertations within the period of their fellowship tenure and no later than August 31, 2017. A grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation supports this program. ACLS will award 65 fellowships in this competition for a one-year term beginning between June and September 2016 for the 2016-17 academic year. The fellowship tenure may be carried out in residence at the fellow's home institution, abroad, or at another appropriate site for the research. These fellowships may not be held concurrently with any other fellowship or grant.

 

How to Apply: Apply directly to the sponsor by October 21. See the grant announcement for a complete list of materials to be submitted with the application.

 

More Info: http://www.acls.org/programs/dcf/

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Title: Dynamics of Coupled Natural and Human Systems (CNH) (NSF 14-601)

Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)

Deadline: 10/27/2015

Amount: Varies

 

Description: The Dynamics of Coupled Natural and Human Systems (CNH) Program supports interdisciplinary research that examines human and natural system processes and the complex interactions among human and natural systems at diverse scales.  Research projects to be supported by CNH must include analyses of four different components:  (1) the dynamics of a natural system; (2) the dynamics of a human system; (3) the processes through which the natural system affects the human system; and (4) the processes through which the human system affects the natural system.  CNH also supports research coordination networks (CNH-RCNs) designed to facilitate activities that promote future research by broad research communities that will include all four components necessary for CNH funding.

 

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 October 27.

 

More Info: http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=13681&org=NSF&sel_org=NSF&from=fund

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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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