College of Liberal Arts

COLA Grants Digest: January 20, 2015

Tue, Jan 20, 2015

COLA Grants Digest: January 20, 2015

 

Announcements

 

NSF Broader Impacts: For the NSF report highlighting the broader impacts of NSF-funded projects, please visit: http://www.nsf.gov/news/news_summ.jsp?cntn_id=133319&org=NSF&from=news

 

Responsible Conduct of Research Training

February 25, 2015; POB 2.302, Ayaya Auditorium, Free of charge

 

The Office of Sponsored Projects (OSP) will offer training in the Responsible Conduct of Research as part of an effort by The University of Texas at Austin to provide undergraduate and graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, and faculty who require the training. This training has been developed to increase your awareness of ethical issues that may occur while conducting research. At the end of this training, you will have acquired skill s that will help you identify ethical dilemmas and resources available to help you.

 

How to register: Register for RR 100 via TXClass at https://utdirect.utexas.edu/txclass/index.WBX. Contact Elena Mota at OSP (evmota@austin.utexas.edu) for more information.

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Funding Opportunities

 

Title: Cultural Programming in the Peoples Republic of China (EAPBJ-15-GR-001-EAP-011215)

Sponsor: Department of State - U.S. Mission to China

Deadline: 02/06/2015

Amount: $10,000-$50,000

 

Description: The U.S. Mission to China (Embassy Beijing and Consulates General Chengdu, Guangzhou, Shanghai, Shenyang, and Wuhan) seeks to support activities that, whether through existing partnerships between eligible U.S. institutions and their Chinese counterparts or through new ties, help explain American culture to the people of China. Such programming will enhance and broaden the cultural and academic outreach of the U.S. Mission in China. The U.S. Embassy in Beijing seeks to ensure that programming is representative of the depth and breadth of U.S. culture, values, polices, and history. The U.S.-China relationship is one of the United States’ most important bilateral relationships. A great deal of work remains to be done in fostering mutual understanding between the peoples of the two nations. Cultural exchanges provide excellent opportunities to help people better understand others’ history, values, and traditions. The aim of this project is to help increase overall understanding of U.S. society and culture by the people of China.

 

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 February 6.

 

More Info: http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=271328

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Title: Mexican Partnership Program (APS-523-15-000001)

Sponsor: U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID)

Deadline: 02/10/2015

Amount: $500,000-$4,000,000

 

Description: USAID/Mexico would like to partner with Mexican organizations to achieve common objectives. USAID/Mexico programs support Mexican institutions to achieve the following: a) prevent crime and violence by increasing the capacity of youth at-risk of recruitment to violent activity (“at-risk youth”) to play productive roles in their communities and by facilitating the replication of successful crime and violence prevention models by local stakeholders; b) support local civil society organization efforts to render Mexico’s 2008 constitutional criminal justice reform operational by 2016; c) support civil society organizations to advocate for/promote the protection of human rights, prevent abuses, and assist victims; and d) support Mexico’s commitment to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

 

How to Apply: Submit initial Concept Paper directly to the sponsor by February 10. See the grant announcement for a complete list of materials to be submitted with the application.

 

More Info: http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=270673

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Title: Research Grants for Preventing Violence and Violence Related Injury (R01) (RFA-CE-15-001)

Sponsor: Department of Health and Human Services - National Center for Injury Prevention and Control (NCIPC)

Deadline: 02/23/2015

Amount: $350,000

 

Description: NCIPC is soliciting investigator-initiated research that will help expand and advance knowledge in three areas: 1) how best to disseminate, implement, and translate evidence-based primary prevention strategies, programs, and policies designed to reduce youth violence; 2) what works to prevent violence by rigorously evaluating primary prevention strategies, programs, and policies; and 3) research to determine ways to effectively prevent serious and lethal interpersonal or self-directed violence.

 

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 February 23.

 

More Info: https://www.acf.hhs.gov/hhsgrantsforecast/index.cfm?switch=grant.view&gff_grants_forecastInfoID=100000257

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Title: Short-Term Fellowships

Sponsor: The Library Company of Philadelphia and the Historical Society of Pennsylvania

Deadline: 03/01/2015

Amount: $2,000-$2,500/1 mo.

 

Description: The Library Company of Philadelphia and The Historical Society of Pennsylvania will jointly award approximately twenty-five one-month fellowships for research in residence in either or both collections during the academic year 2015-2016. These two independent research libraries, adjacent to each other in Center City Philadelphia, have complementary collections capable of supporting research in a variety of fields and disciplines relating to the history of America and the Atlantic world from the 17th through the 19th centuries, as well as Mid-Atlantic regional history to the present.

 

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

 

More Info: http://www.librarycompany.org/fellowships/shortterm.htm

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Title: Dissertation Fellowships

Sponsor: The Library Company of Philadelphia

Deadline: 03/01/2015

Amount: $10,000-$25,000

 

Description: The Library Company offers three dissertation fellowships. The Albert M. Greenfield Foundation Dissertation Fellowship supports dissertation research in residence at the Library Company on any subject relevant to its collections. The Program in Early American Economy and Society (PEAES) dissertation-level fellowships are designed to promote scholarship in early American economy and society, broadly defined, from its colonial beginnings to the 1850s. The Mellon Scholars Program in African American History dissertation fellowship is designed to increase the participation of scholars from underrepresented backgrounds and others in the field of African American history prior to 1900.

 

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

 

More Info: http://www.librarycompany.org/fellowships/dissertation.htm

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Title: Furthermore Grants in Publishing

Sponsor: J. M. Kaplan Fund

Deadline: 03/01/2015

Amount: $1,500-$15,000

 

Description: Furthermore grants assist nonfiction books having to do with art, architecture, and design; cultural history, the city, and related public issues; and conservation and preservation. Furthermore looks for work that appeals to an informed general audience; gives evidence of high standards in editing, design, and production; and promises a reasonable shelf life. Funds apply to such specific publication components as writing, research, editing, indexing, design, illustration, photography, and printing and binding. Book projects to which a university press or nonprofit or trade publisher is already committed and for which there is a feasible distribution plan are usually preferred. Recipients of Furthermore grants are located throughout the United States and abroad but mainly in New York City and New York State and its Hudson Valley.

 

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

 

More Info: http://www.furthermore.org/guidelines.html

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Title: Public Scholar Program Fellowships (CFDA 45.160)

Sponsor: National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH)

Deadline: 03/03/2015

Amount: $25,200-$50,400

 

Description: The Public Scholar program supports well-researched books in the humanities intended to reach a broad readership. The Public Scholar program aims to encourage scholarship that will be of broad interest and have lasting impact. Such scholarship might present a narrative history, tell the stories of important individuals, analyze significant texts, provide a synthesis of ideas, revive interest in a neglected subject, or examine the latest thinking on a topic. Books supported by this program must be grounded in humanities research and scholarship. They must address significant humanities themes likely to be of broad interest and must be written in a readily accessible style. By establishing the Public Scholar program, NEH enters a long-term commitment to encourage scholarship in the humanities for general audiences.

 

How to Apply: Apply directly to the sponsor by March 3. See the grant announcement for a complete list of materials to be submitted with the application.

 

More Info: http://www.neh.gov/grants/research/public-scholar-program

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Title: Visiting Fellows Program

Sponsor: James Weldon Johnson Institute for the Study of Race & Difference (Emory University)

Deadline: 03/03/2015

Amount: $30,000-$60,000

 

Description: The Visiting Fellows Program provides up to five fellowships for both junior and senior scholars and their career equivalents each academic year. The institute welcomes applications from scholars in the humanities, the humanistic social sciences and law, and is interested in research projects in American Studies, African American Studies, English, Ethnic Studies, Gay and Lesbian Studies, History, Law, Music, and Women’s Studies that examine the origins, evolution, impact, and legacy of the modern civil rights movement from 1905, or the rise of the Niagara Movement, to the present. We also support research projects that examine the civil rights movement and its points of intersection with other social justice movements, such as the Women’s Movement, the Lesbian, Gay, Bi-Sexual, Transgendered Movement, and the Human Rights Movement. Fellows will each teach one course in the spring semester.

 

How to Apply: Apply directly to the sponsor by March 3. See the grant announcement for a complete list of materials to be submitted with the application.

 

More Info: http://www.jamesweldonjohnson.emory.edu/sub-visiting.htm

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Title: Research Fellowships

Sponsor: David Library of the American Revolution (DLAR)

Deadline: 03/07/2015

Amount: $1,000-$1,600

 

Description: To promote advanced scholarship, DLAR offers short-term Resident Research Fellowships for conducting research in its collections. DLAR’s rich resources in microfilm and print on virtually every aspect of the era of the American Revolution (1750-1800) are fully listed on this web site. Fellows receive a stipend in the range of $1000 to $1600 plus housing and 24-hour access to the Library. The term of the Fellowship is one month. Both doctoral and post-doctoral applicants are welcome to apply. Doctoral candidates must have passed their general examinations before beginning their fellowships.

 

How to Apply: Apply directly to the sponsor by March 7. See the grant announcement for a complete list of materials to be submitted with the application.

 

More Info: http://www.dlar.org/fellowships.htm

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Title: Literature Fellowship: Prose

Sponsor: National Endowment for the Arts (NEA)

Deadline: 03/11/2015

Amount: $25,000

 

Description: NEA support of a project may begin any time between January 1, 2016, and January 1, 2017, and extend for up to two years. The NEA Literature Fellowships program offers $25,000 grants in prose (fiction and creative nonfiction) to published creative writers that enable recipients to set aside time for writing, research, travel, and general career advancement. The NEA Literature Fellowships program operates on a two-year cycle with fellowships in prose and poetry available in alternating years. For FY 2016, fellowships in prose (fiction and creative nonfiction) are available.

 

How to Apply: Apply directly to the sponsor by March 11. See the grant announcement for a complete list of materials to be submitted with the application.

 

More Info: http://arts.gov/grants-individuals/creative-writing-fellowships/grant-program-description

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Title: Research Travel Grants

Sponsor: Gerald R. Ford Foundation

Deadline: 03/15/2015

Amount: $2,000

 

Description: The Gerald R. Ford Presidential Foundation awards grants of up to $2,000 each in support of research in the holdings of the Gerald R. Ford Library. A grant defrays travel and living expenses of a research trip to the Ford Library. Overseas applicants are welcome to apply, but they will be responsible for the costs of travel between their home country and North America. The grants only cover travel within North America. Library collections focus on Federal policies, U.S. foreign relations, and national politics in the 1960s and 1970s. There are earlier and later materials depending upon your topic.

 

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

 

More Info: http://www.fordlibrarymuseum.gov/library/foundationgrants.asp

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Title: Multidisciplinary Studies of HIV/AIDS and Aging (R21) (PAR-12-174)

Sponsor: National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Deadline: 03/17/2015

Amount: $275,000/2 yrs. (direct costs)

 

Description: This funding announcement invites applications proposing to study HIV infection, HIV-associated conditions, HIV treatment, and/or biobehavioral or social factors associated with HIV/AIDS in the context of aging and/or in older adults. Research approaches of interest include clinical translational, observational, and intervention studies in domestic and international settings. The R21 grant mechanism is intended to encourage exploratory/developmental research by providing support for the early and conceptual stages of project development.

 

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: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-12-174.html

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Title: Multidisciplinary Studies of HIV/AIDS and Aging (R01) (PAR-12-175)

Sponsor: National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Deadline: 03/17/2015

Amount: Unspecified

 

Description: This funding announcement invites applications proposing to study HIV infection, HIV-associated conditions, HIV treatment, and/or biobehavioral or social factors associated with HIV/AIDS in the context of aging and/or in older adults. Research approaches of interest include clinical translational, observational, and intervention studies in domestic and international settings. An R01 is a Research Project Grant. R01 major research grants provide support for health-related research and development based on the mission of the NIH.

 

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: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-12-175.html

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Title: Multidisciplinary Studies of HIV/AIDS and Aging (R03) (PAR-12-176)

Sponsor: National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Deadline: 03/17/2015

Amount: $100,000/2 yrs. (direct costs)

 

Description: This funding announcement invites applications proposing to study HIV infection, HIV-associated conditions, HIV treatment, and/or biobehavioral or social factors associated with HIV/AIDS in the context of aging and/or in older adults. Research approaches of interest include clinical translational, observational, and intervention studies in domestic and international settings. The R03 grant mechanism will support small research projects that can be carried out in a short period of time with limited resources.

 

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: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-12-176.html

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Title: Research and Evaluation on Violence Against Women: Intimate Partner Violence and Sexual Violence (NIJ-2015-4029)

Sponsor: U.S. Department of Justice - National Institute of Justice (NIJ)

Deadline: 03/17/2015

Amount: $350,000/3 yrs.

 

Description: NIJ is seeking proposals for research and evaluation on violence against women, and specifically intimate partner and sexual violence. For example, NIJ is interested in proposals to examine the effectiveness of specialized police and court-based units, services, and methods related to intimate partner and sexual violence. NIJ is also interested in research on the development, adaptation, and testing of screening tools used for the identification of intimate partner violence in family court proceedings—specifically for cases involving child custody. Although specific areas of interest have been identified, other topics that offer important insights into violence against women will also be accepted for 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 17.

 

More Info: https://www.ncjrs.gov/pdffiles1/nij/sl001146.pdf

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Title: Research and Evaluation on Children Exposed to Violence (NIJ-2015-0022 )

Sponsor: U.S. Department of Justice - National Institute of Justice (NIJ)

Deadline: 03/18/2015

Amount: $350,000/3 yrs.

 

Description: NIJ is seeking multidisciplinary research and evaluation proposals related to childhood exposure to violence. Such violence may include children who are direct victims and/or bystanders or observers of various forms of violence in the home, school, or community, including but not limited to peer victimization, bullying, harassment, child maltreatment, domestic violence, and community violence. Other types of violence to which children are exposed may be addressed, with the exception of media violence (e.g., television and movie violence, music advocating aggression, and violent video games). In particular, NIJ seeks proposals that address justice system responses to children identified as being exposed to violence; polyvictimization and multisystem involvement; and resilience and help-seeking.

 

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 18.

 

More Info: https://www.ncjrs.gov/pdffiles1/nij/sl001143.pdf

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Title: Social Science Research on Implementation, Dissemination, and Translation (NIJ-2015-4027)

Sponsor: U.S. Department of Justice - National Institute of Justice (NIJ)

Deadline: 03/19/2015

Amount: $200,000/2 yrs.

 

Description: NIJ seeks proposals for funding projects to study how criminal justice practitioners use research in their decision-making processes and how they implement evidence-based programs or practices. NIJ proposes two distinct research activities under this solicitation: 1) Incorporating the Use of Research in Policy Decisions; and 2) Implementation Studies. Applicants may apply to one or both sections of the solicitation; however, proposal titles should clearly identify the section of the solicitation for which the proposal is being submitted.

 

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 19.

 

More Info: https://www.ncjrs.gov/pdffiles1/nij/sl001151.pdf

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Title: Scholarships for Foreign Scholars of Portuguese Culture

Sponsor: Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation

Deadline: 03/31/2015

Amount: Unspecified

 

Description: Scholarships aim at supporting the research carried out in Portugal by foreign individuals and within the framework of a doctoral dissertation or for the publication of a book on Portuguese culture in the following areas: Literature, History, History of Art, Political Science.

 

How to Apply: Apply directly to the sponsor by March 31. See the grant announcement for a complete list of materials to be submitted with the application.

 

More Info: http://www.gulbenkian.pt/Institucional/en/Grants/ScholarshipsAndGrants?a=1374

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Title: Richard E. Greenleaf Visiting Library Scholar

Sponsor: University of New Mexico (UNM)

Deadline: 03/31/2015

Amount: $2,000/$6,000

 

Description: The Richard E. Greenleaf Visiting Library Scholar award provides individuals the opportunity to work as visiting researchers with UNM's Latin American library collections, one of the largest and most complete Latin or Spanish American collections in the country. Invited to apply are scholars (U.S. and international), junior faculty (U.S.) and graduate students (U.S.) who specialize in Latin America and Iberia. Recipients of the Richard E. Greenleaf Visiting Library Scholar award will work to promote scholarly use of the Latin American and Iberian collections, focusing on objectives with specific relevance to the UNM Library collections. Scholars will have the opportunity to present their research to faculty and students during their visit to UNM and to submit a brief report.

 

How to Apply: Apply directly to the sponsor by March 31. See the grant announcement for a complete list of materials to be submitted with the application.

 

More Info: http://laii.unm.edu/funding/visitor.php

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Title: Dissertation Completion Fellowship

Sponsor: The Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations (SHAFR)

Deadline: 04/01/2015

Amount: $20,000

 

Description: SHAFR will make two year-long awards to support the writing and completion of the doctoral dissertation in each academic year. These highly competitive fellowships will support the most promising doctoral candidates in the final phase of completing their dissertations. Applicants should be candidates for the Ph.D. in a humanities or social science doctoral program (most likely history), must have been admitted to candidacy, and must be at the writing stage, with all substantial research completed by the time of the award. Applicants should be working on a topic in the field of U.S. foreign relations history or international history, broadly defined, and must be current members of SHAFR.

 

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

 

More Info: https://shafr.org/members/fellowships-grants/shafr-dissertation-completion-fellowship

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Title: David B. Larson Fellowship in Health and Spirituality

Sponsor: John W. Kluge Center at the Library of Congress

Deadline: 04/17/2015

Amount: $4,200/mo.

 

Description: The John W. Kluge Center at the Library of Congress invites qualified scholars to apply for a post-doctoral fellowship in the field of health and spirituality. The fellowship is named in honor of the Center's late founder, David B. Larson, an epidemiologist and psychiatrist, who focused on potentially relevant but understudied factors which might help in prevention, coping, and recovering from illness. The fellowship is designed to continue Dr. Larson's legacy of promoting meaningful, scholarly study of these two important and increasingly interrelated fields. It seeks to encourage the pursuit of scholarly excellence in the scientific study of the relation of religiousness and spirituality to physical, mental, and social health. The fellowship provides an opportunity for a period of six to twelve months of concentrated use of the collections of the Library of Congress, through full-time residency in the Library's John W. Kluge Center.

 

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://www.loc.gov/loc/kluge/fellowships/larson.html

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Title: Yale LGBT Studies Research Fellowship

Sponsor: Yale University

Deadline: 04/24/2015

Amount: $4,000/1 mo.

 

Description: Scholars from across the country and around the world are invited to apply for the Yale LGBT Studies Research Fellowship. This fellowship supports scholars from any field pursuing research in lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and/or queer studies at Yale University, utilizing the vast faculty resources, manuscript archives, and library collections available at Yale. Graduate students conducting dissertation research, independent scholars, and all faculty are invited to apply. Scholars residing within 100 miles of New Haven are ineligible. Granted for one month, the fellowship must be taken up between September 1, 2015 and April 30, 2016.

 

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://lgbts.yale.edu/research

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Title: Ruth Lilly and Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Poetry Fellowships

Sponsor: Poetry Foundation

Deadline: 04/30/2015

Amount: $25,800

 

Description: Five Ruth Lilly and Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Poetry Fellowships in the amount of $25,800 each will be awarded to young poets through a national competition sponsored by the Poetry Foundation, publisher of Poetry magazine. Established in 1989 by the Indianapolis philanthropist Ruth Lilly, the fellowships are intended to encourage the further study and writing of poetry and are open to all U.S. poets between 21 and 31 years of age.

 

How to Apply: Apply directly to the sponsor by April 30. See the grant announcement for a complete list of materials to be submitted with the application.

 

More Info: http://www.poetryfoundation.org/foundation/prizes_fellowship

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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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