College of Liberal Arts

COLA Grants Digest: June 16, 2015

Tue, Jun 16, 2015

COLA Grants Digest: June 16, 2015

 

Announcements

 

As we enter our high-volume summer submission period, please be aware of the following changes to our grants submission timeline: If you plan to submit a proposal in July, please send us notification of your intent to apply as soon as possible. If you plan to submit a proposal in August, please send us notification of your intent to apply by Friday, July 3. It is extremely important during this high-volume period that PIs meet internal deadlines. We cannot guarantee proposals a full internal review unless we receive your proposal documents 10 business days prior to the sponsor’s deadline.

 

For more information, please consult our grants submission timeline: http://www.utexas.edu/cola/research/grants-contracts/grants-timeline.php.

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Funding Opportunities

 

Title: Science, Technology, and Society (STS) (NSF 15-506)

Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)

Deadline: 07/03/2015

Amount: Unspecified

 

Description: The STS program supports research that uses historical, philosophical, and social scientific methods to investigate the intellectual, material, and social facets of the scientific, technological, engineering, and mathematical (STEM) disciplines. It encompasses a broad spectrum of STS topics including interdisciplinary studies of ethics, equity, governance, and policy issues that are closely related to STEM disciplines, including medical science.

 

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 July 3.

 

More Info: http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=5324

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Title: Science, Technology, and Society (STS) Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Grant (DDRIG) (NSF 15-506)

Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)

Deadline: 07/03/2015

Amount: $10,000-$12,500 (direct costs)

 

Description: DDRIG proposals now only have one deadline per year, August 3, and they are submitted to the STS program only under this solicitation. The STS program supports research that uses historical, philosophical, and social scientific methods to investigate the intellectual, material, and social facets of the scientific, technological, engineering, and mathematical (STEM) disciplines. It encompasses a broad spectrum of STS topics including interdisciplinary studies of ethics, equity, governance, and policy issues that are closely related to STEM disciplines, including medical science.

 

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 July 3.

 

More Info: http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=5324

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Title: Fellowship Programs at Independent Research Institutions (CFDA 45.161)

Sponsor: National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH)

Deadline: 08/13/2015

Amount: $4,200/mo.

 

Description: Grants for Fellowship Programs at Independent Research Institutions (FPIRI) support fellowships at institutions devoted to advanced study and research in the humanities. Recognizing that at times scholars need to work away from their homes and institutions, the FPIRI program sponsors fellowships that provide scholars with research time, a stimulating intellectual environment, and access to resources that might otherwise not be available to them. Fellowship programs may be administered by independent centers for advanced study, libraries, and museums in the United States; American overseas research centers; and American organizations that have expertise in promoting research in foreign countries. Individual scholars apply directly to the institutions for fellowships.

 

How to Apply: Apply directly to the sponsor by August 13. See the grant announcement for a complete list of materials to be submitted with the application.

 

More Info: http://www.neh.gov/grants/research/fellowship-programs-independent-research-institutions

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Title: Enduring Questions (CFDA 45.163)

Sponsor: National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH)

Deadline: 08/20/2015

Amount: $22,000-$38,000

 

Description: The NEH Enduring Questions grant program supports faculty members in the preparation of a new course on a fundamental concern of human life as addressed by the humanities. This question-driven course would encourage undergraduates and teachers to join together in a deep and sustained program of reading in order to encounter influential ideas, works, and thinkers over the centuries.

 

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 August 20.

 

More Info: http://www.neh.gov/grants/education/enduring-questions

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Title: Documenting Endangered Languages - Senior Research (NSF 15-567)

Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)

Deadline: 08/25/2015

Amount: $12,000-$150,000/yr., 1-3 yrs.

 

Description: This funding partnership between the NSF and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) supports projects to develop and advance knowledge concerning endangered human languages. Made urgent by the imminent death of roughly half of the approximately 7,000 currently used languages, this effort aims to exploit advances in information technology to build computational infrastructure for endangered language research. The program supports projects that contribute to data management and archiving, and to the development of the next generation of researchers. Funding can support fieldwork and other activities relevant to the digital recording, documenting, and archiving of endangered languages, including the preparation of lexicons, grammars, text samples, and databases.

 

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 August 25.

 

More Info: http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=12816

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Title: Documenting Endangered Languages - Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Grant (DDRIG) (NSF 15-567)

Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)

Deadline: 08/25/2015

Amount: $15,000/1-2 yrs. (direct costs)

 

Description: This funding partnership between the NSF and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) supports projects to develop and advance knowledge concerning endangered human languages. Made urgent by the imminent death of roughly half of the approximately 7,000 currently used languages, this effort aims to exploit advances in information technology to build computational infrastructure for endangered language research. The program supports projects that contribute to data management and archiving, and to the development of the next generation of researchers. Funding can support fieldwork and other activities relevant to the digital recording, documenting, and archiving of endangered languages, including the preparation of lexicons, grammars, text samples, and databases.

 

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 August 25.

 

More Info: http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=12816

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Title: Digital Humanities Start-Up Grants (CFDA 45.169)

Sponsor: National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH)

Deadline: 08/26/2015

Amount: $5,000-$30,000 (Level 1); $30,001-$60,000 (Level 2)

 

Description:  The Digital Humanities Start-Up Grants program awards relatively small grants to support the planning stages of innovative projects that promise to benefit the humanities. Proposals should be for the planning or initial stages of digital initiatives in any area of the humanities. Innovation is a hallmark of this grant category, which incorporates the “high risk/high reward” paradigm often used by funding agencies in the sciences. NEH is requesting proposals for projects that take some risks in the pursuit of innovation and excellence. Digital Humanities Start-Up Grants should result in plans, prototypes, or proofs of concept for long-term digital humanities projects prior to implementation.

 

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 August 26.

 

More Info: http://www.neh.gov/grants/odh/digital-humanities-start-grants

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Title: Enhance Culture of Lawfulness (CoL) in Mexico (INL-15-GR-0001-WHPMEXICO-10062014)

Sponsor: Department of State (DOS) - International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL)

Deadline: 09/10/2015

Amount: $250,000-$1,000,000/3 yrs.

 

Description: INL is seeking applications from qualified organizations to implement CoL programs in Mexico. The overall objective of the CoL program, which is funded by the Merida Initiative, is to install a sense of individual responsibility for upholding the rule of law in Mexico and support the ability of Mexico’s citizens to participate in the law enforcement process. Promoting the rule of law, and reducing insecurity and corruption, requires societal support by what has come to be known as a Culture of Lawfulness. In particular, INL aims to work with civil society organizations to implement programs that support CoL principles across a variety of sectors, mainly civil society, center of moral authority, public servants and law enforcement, education, children and youth.

 

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 10.

 

More Info: http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=268088

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Title: Coastal SEES (14-502)

Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)

Deadline: 09/11/2015

Amount: Unspecified

 

Description: Coastal SEES is focused on the sustainability of coastal systems. Scientific understanding is foundational and must include an understanding of reciprocal feedbacks between humans and the natural environment; how people and organizations interpret, assess, and act upon scientific and other evidence; and how they weigh these interpretations against other interests to influence governance and decision-making. Thus, coastal sustainability relies on broad and intimately interconnected areas of scholarship about natural and human processes. Coastal SEES projects will be expected to lead to generalizable theoretical advances in natural sciences and engineering while, at the same time, integrating key aspects of human processes required to address issues of coastal sustainability.

 

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 11.

 

More Info: http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=504816&org=NSF&sel_org=NSF&from=fund

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Title: Short Courses in High Priority Domains of Behavioral and Social Research on Aging (R25) (RFA-AG-16-010)

Sponsor: National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Deadline: 09/16/2015

Amount: $125,000/yr., 5 yrs. (direct costs)

 

Description: The over-arching goal of this National Insitute on Aging (NIA) R25 program is to support educational activities that complement and/or enhance the training of a workforce to meet the nation’s biomedical, behavioral and clinical research needs in interdisciplinary areas of science relevant to behavioral and social research on aging. To accomplish this goal, this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) will support creative educational activities with a primary focus on Courses for Skills Development aimed at enhancing the development of interdisciplinary scientists and of common languages and sharing of tools and analytic approaches across disciplines.  Applications that propose to integrate education in economics, neuroscience, and/or genetics with psychology, demography, or sociology are particularly encouraged. This FOA will support short term education programs such as intensive summer institutes and advanced workshops on methodology.

 

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 16.

 

More Info: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-AG-16-010.html

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Title: Dimensional Approaches to Research Classification in Psychiatric Disorders (R01) (RFA-MH-16-510)

Sponsor: National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Deadline: 09/18/2015

Amount: $400,000/yr., 5 yrs. (direct costs)

 

Description: This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) seeks research grant applications designed to develop innovative ways of understanding mental disorders in clinical studies on the basis of experimental research criteria rather than traditional diagnostic categories. This FOA stems from the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) Research Domain Criteria (RDoC) project that is intended to further a long-range goal of contributing to diagnostic systems as informed by research on genetics, neuroscience, and behavior. The purpose of this FOA is to encourage applications to study mechanisms that may cut across multiple traditional diagnostic categories. Applications submitted in response to this FOA should be based upon RDoC criteria. Five organizing domains have been identified. These are Negative Valence Systems (i.e., aversive motivational dimensions), Positive Valence Systems, Cognitive Systems, Social Process Systems, and Arousal/Regulatory Systems. Consensus workshops and guidance documents on these five domains have been completed and applications must focus on at least one of the constructs that have been defined in these RDoC workshops. 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 18.

 

More Info: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-MH-16-510.html

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Title: Fellowships at the Cullman Center

Sponsor: New York Public Library (NYPL)

Deadline: 09/25/2015

Amount: $70,000

 

Description: The Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center for Scholars and Writers offers fellowships to people whose work will benefit directly from access to the research collections at the Stephen A. Schwarzman Building at Fifth Avenue and 42nd Street (formerly the Humanities and Social Sciences Library). Renowned for the extraordinary comprehensiveness of its collections, the Library is one of the world's preeminent resources for study in anthropology, art, geography, history, languages and literature, philosophy, politics, popular culture, psychology, religion, sociology, and sports. The Cullman Center’s Selection Committee awards up to 15 fellowships a year to outstanding scholars and writers – academics, independent scholars, journalists, and creative writers. A Cullman Center Fellow receives a stipend of up to $70,000, an office, a computer, and full access to the Library's physical and electronic resources. Fellows work at the Center for the duration of the fellowship term, which runs from September through May.

 

How to Apply: Apply directly to the sponsor by September 25. See the grant announcement for a complete list of materials to be submitted with the application.

 

More Info: http://www.nypl.org/help/about-nypl/fellowships-institutes/center-for-scholars-and-writers/fellowships-at-the-cullman-center

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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 Thatcherthatcher@austin.utexas.edu

Jason Leubnerjsn.leubner@austin.utexas.edu

Vivian Smyrl vsmyrl@austin.utexas.edu

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