College of Liberal Arts

COLA Grants Digest: February 17, 2015

Tue, Feb 17, 2015

COLA Grants Digest: February 17, 2015

 

Announcements

 

National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Workshop

March 4, 2015, from 9-10 AM; GEB 3.312

 

Please join us for a presentation about NEH grants and how to apply for NEH funding opportunities. This workshop will cover basic information about the NEH, the types of funding opportunities available, and a discussion of how to use the NEH solicitation instructions to prepare a grant proposal that meets NEH requirements. We will also discuss how NEH applications are processed by Liberal Arts Grants Services and UT-Austin's Office of Sponsored Projects (OSP).

 

 

How to register:For more information and to RSVP, email Kathy Thatcher (thatcher@austin.utexas.edu) by 12:00 PM on March 2.

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NSF I-Corps Information Session

February 20, 2015, from 12-1 PM; POB 2.302, Avaya Auditorium, free of charge

 

The University of Texas at Austin I-Corps Node is offering a free information session to assist researchers in understanding the I-Corps program and to provide guidance in developing suitable teams for NSF I-Corps team grant submissions. The NSF I-Corps program is a cross-cutting, interdisciplinary grant program focused on preparing scientists and engineers to go beyond the laboratory and increase the economic impact of their basic research projects. The 7-week I-Corps program helps three-person teams consisting of a PI (must have been funded by the NSF within the past five years), an entrepreneurial lead (graduate student or post-doc), and a business mentor evaluate the product-market fit of technologies prior to commercialization. Selected teams will receive a $50,000 grant from the NSF to support travel, early prototyping efforts, and student support related to I-Corps program activities. For more information about the program and its requirements, please visit NSF's I-Corps Program Website.

 

How to register:For more information and to RSVP, please visit the I-Corps Information Session on the UT events page. Contact Mandy Sutton at asutton@ic2.utexas.edu with questions.

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Funding Opportunities

 

Title: International Balzan Prize

Sponsor: International Balzan Prize Foundation

Deadline: 03/02/2015

Amount: 750,000 Swiss Francs (~$805,000)

 

Description: The Balzan Prizes are chosen by the General Prize Committee in two general subject areas: 1) Literature, Moral Sciences and the Arts; and 2) the Physical, Mathematical and Natural Sciences and Medicine. The four Balzan Prizes, two per category, are awarded to scholars, artists, and scientists who have distinguished themselves in their fields on an international level. The General Prize Committee has announced that the 2015 Balzan Prizes will be awarded in the following fields: 1) History of European Art (1300-1700); 2) Economic History; 3) Oceanography; and 4) Astroparticle Physics, including neutrino and gamma-ray observation.

 

How to Apply: College of Liberal Arts faculty should submit the following items (as .doc or .jpeg files) to Vivian Smyrl (vsmyrl@austin.utexas.edu) in the Office of Research by Monday, March 2, 2015, at 12:00 PM: 1) A thorough yet concise letter of support, including the reasons for the nomination, and mention of particularly important publications (in Word format); 2) The nominee’s Curriculum Vitae specifying date and place of birth, nationality, residence and address, present position, and main academic activities; 3) A recent photograph with indication of copyright if applicable; and 4) Additional required documents for: a) Social Sciences and Humanities Nominees: a bibliography (including the above-mentioned publications, citing publisher and publication year, and adding translations of original titles should there be works translated into other languages); or b) Sciences Nominees: a list of 10-20 of the nominee’s most important publications (with full bibliographical citation).

 

More Info: http://www.balzan.org/en

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Title: Research and Evaluation on the Investigation and Adjudication of Campus Sexual Assault (NIJ-2015-4028)

Sponsor: Department of Justice - National Institute of Justice (NIJ)

Deadline: 03/16/2015

Amount: Unspecified

 

Description: NIJ is seeking proposals for research and evaluation related to the investigation and adjudication of sexual assaults on college and university campuses. The White House Task Force to Protect Students From Sexual Assault identified a need to improve understanding of current practices in campus investigation and judicial decisionmaking involving student-on-student sexual assault. In response, NIJ is seeking proposals to examine: 1) Current or new investigation practices and protocols used in the handling of campus sexual assault cases; and/or 2) Current or new adjudication practices and protocols used in the handling of campus sexual assault cases.

 

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 March 16.

 

More Info: https://www.ncjrs.gov/pdffiles1/nij/sl001144.pdf

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Title: Research and Evaluation on the Abuse, Neglect, and Exploitation of Elderly Individuals (NIJ-2015-4004)

Sponsor: Department of Justice - National Institute of Justice (NIJ)

Deadline: 03/17/2015

Amount: Unspecified

 

Description: NIJ is seeking proposals for research and evaluation related to the abuse, neglect, and exploitation of elderly individuals. As the elderly population grows, crimes against this population are expected to increase. NIJ will be particularly interested in funding research to: 1) Determine an estimate of the financial costs associated with elder abuse; 2) Develop a taxonomy of case outcomes that can be used to define success from multiple perspectives; and 3) Examine theoretical perspectives on elder abuse that move the field toward a better understanding of why perpetrators abuse, neglect, and/or exploit elderly individuals.

 

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 March 17.

 

More Info: https://www.ncjrs.gov/pdffiles1/nij/sl001140.pdf

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

Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)

Deadline: 03/25/2015

Amount: Unspecified

 

Description: 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. 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: The April proposal window is only for workshop and conference proposals, not for research proposals. Proposals for workshops and conferences that will be held less than one year after submission may be returned without review.

 

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 March 25.

 

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: Psychosocial and Behavioral Aspects of Bariatric Surgery (R01) (RFA-DK-14-026)

Sponsor: National Institutes of Heath (NIH)

Deadline: 03/26/2015

Amount: $500,000/yr. for 5 yrs.

 

Description: This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) will support research to measure psychosocial and behavioral variables in individuals undergoing bariatric surgery to understand how they predict success and risk and examine mechanisms of behavior change. The goals of this funding opportunity announcement are to: 1) improve the ability to identify who is at risk for sub-optimal weight loss, weight regain, and short- or long-term adverse metabolic/physiologic or behavioral outcomes based on pre-and/or post-operative behavioral characteristics and 2) inform the development of new treatment approaches to be used pre and/or post surgery to minimize risks and improve outcomes or allow for more tailored patient and procedure selection. 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 March 26. Optional Letter of Intent is due to NIH by March 16.

 

More Info: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-DK-14-026.html

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Title: Pomerance Award for Scientific Contributions to Archaeology

Sponsor: Archaeological Institute of America (AIA)

Deadline: 04/01/2015

Amount: Unspecified

 

Description: The committee for the AIA Pomerance Award for Scientific Contributions to Archaeology invites nominations for the 2017 award. Eligibility is not restricted to members of the AIA, and candidates for the medal may be sought internationally with no geographical limitations. The recipient may be a professional or amateur scientist, or a team, whose interdisciplinary work with archaeologists merits recognition. Persons who have received the Gold Medal of the AIA are not excluded from eligibility.

 

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

 

More Info: http://www.archaeological.org/awards/pomerance

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Title: Einstein Fellowship

Sponsor: Einstein Forum

Deadline: 04/15/2015

Amount: 10,000 Euro, plus travel

 

Description: The Einstein Forum and the Daimler and Benz Foundation are offering a fellowship for outstanding young thinkers who wish to pursue a project in a different field from that of their previous research. The purpose of the fellowship is to support those who, in addition to producing superb work in their area of specialization, are also open to other, interdisciplinary approaches. The fellowship includes living accommodations for five to six months. Candidates must be under 35 and hold a university degree in the humanities, in the social sciences, or in the natural sciences. The Einstein Fellowship is not intended for applicants who wish to complete an academic study they have already begun. A successful application must demonstrate the quality, originality, and feasibility of the proposed project, as well as the superior intellectual development of the applicant. It is not relevant whether the applicant has begun working toward, or currently holds, a Ph.D.

 

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

 

More Info: http://www.einsteinforum.de/index.php?id=35&L=1

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Title: Postdoctoral Fellowship (Short-term) for Researchers in the U.S.

Sponsor: Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS)

Deadline: 04/17/2015

Amount: 200,000/362,000 JPY per month

 

Description: The purpose of the program is to provide opportunities for young and excellent pre/post-doctoral researchers from the U.S. to conduct, under the guidance of their hosts, cooperative research with leading research groups in universities and other Japanese institutions. In so doing, the program is designed to help advance the research of the visiting fellows, while expanding opportunities for young researchers to come to Japan from the U.S. All fields of the humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences are included under this program. Fellowships are awarded for a period of 1 to 12 months. In addition to the monthly maintenance allowance, fellows will receive round-trip airfare, overseas travel insurance, and a settling-in allowance of 200,000 JPY.

 

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

 

More Info: http://jspsusa.org/wp/fellowship/short-term

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Title: Violet and Cyril Franks Scholarship

Sponsor: American Psychological Foundation (APF)

Deadline: 04/24/2015

Amount: $5,000

 

Description: The APF Violet and Cyril Franks Scholarship supports graduate-level scholarly projects that use a psychological perspective to help understand and reduce stigma associated with mental illness. The scholarship helps address research which shows that stigma is a significant barrier to treatment and recovery for many of the 50 million Americans living with mental illness.

 

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 April 24.

 

More Info: http://www.apa.org/apf/funding/franks.aspx?tab=1

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Title: Ruth B. Fein Prize

Sponsor: American Jewish Historical Society

Deadline: 04/24/2015

Amount: $1,000

 

Description: AJHS awards the Ruth B. Fein Prize, a travel stipend established in honor of a past president of the Society, to a graduate student to help undertake research at AJHS.

 

How to Apply: Apply directly to the sponsor by April 24. See the grant announcement for a complete list of materials to be submitted with the application.

 

More Info: http://www.ajhs.org/academic-awards

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Title: Digital Projects for the Public (CFDA 45.164)

Sponsor: National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH)

Deadline: 05/20/2015

Amount: $100,000

 

Description: The Digital Projects for the Public program supports projects such as websites, mobile applications, games, and virtual environments that significantly contribute to the public’s engagement with humanities ideas. Projects must be analytical and deeply grounded in humanities scholarship in a discipline such as history, religion, anthropology, jurisprudence, or art history. Digital Projects for the Public grants support projects that are largely created for digital platforms. While these projects can take many forms, shapes, and sizes, you should apply to this program primarily to create digital projects or the digital components of a larger project. NEH is a national funding agency, so these projects should demonstrate the potential to attract a broad, general audience. Projects can have specific targeted audiences (including K-12 students), but they should also strive to cultivate a more inclusive audience.

 

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 20.

 

More Info: http://www.neh.gov/grants/public/digital-projects-the-public

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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 Thatcher thatcher@austin.utexas.edu

Jason Leubner jsn.leubner@austin.utexas.edu

Vivian Smyrl vsmyrl@austin.utexas.edu

 

 

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