College of Liberal Arts

COLA Grants Digest: June 2, 2015

Tue, Jun 2, 2015

COLA Grants Digest: June 2, 2015

 

Announcements

 

As we enter our high-volume summer submission period, please be aware of the following changes to our grant submission timeline: If you plan to submit a proposal in July, please send us notification of your intent to apply by Friday, June 5. 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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Brown Bag Series: Data Management

June 16, 2015, 12-1PM, POB 2.402

 

Major funding agencies often require researchers to include data management plans in their grant proposals. A multidisciplinary team that includes UT Libraries, TACC, and ITS offers storage, computational resources, and consulting services to UT researchers in all disciplines that are using and/or creating data. During a one hour session, the Data Management @ UT team will provide information about the resources and consulting services available to help in the development and stewardship of research data.

 

Themes and available resources that will be discussed include: 1) Tools to create a data management plan; 2) Main elements of a data management plan; 3) Storage allocations available for the UT Austin community; 4) Preservation and access options for your data collections; 5) Linking your data to your publications; and 6) Relationships between IRB and Data Management Plans.

 

How to register: Please RSVP via TXCLASS SP805.

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Funding Opportunities

 

Title: Dialogues between Democracies: The Future of U.S. – Jamaica Bilateral Relations (15-006)

Sponsor: Department of State (DOS)

Deadline: 06/12/2015

Amount: $25,000-$75,000/4-9 mos.

 

Description: For this project a Jamaican and/or U.S. educational institution, policy research institution, or non-profit organization will conceptualize and execute a series of policy discussions to map out the future of this partnership, “Dialogues between Democracies: The Future of U.S. – Jamaica Bilateral Relations.” An ideal proposal will detail a concrete program of activities to advance policy discussion in both countries, focusing on the following four priority areas, which correspond to the U.S. Embassy’s strategic objectives: 1) Enhancing security and law enforcement cooperation; 2) Emboldening responsible and democratic governance; 3) Enabling Jamaican prosperity and health; and 4) Endorsing the concept of full and equal citizenship for all Jamaicans. The activities could include: seminars, workshops, and conferences.  Joint proposals between Jamaican and U.S. institutions are strongly encouraged. The activities should occur within Jamaica with the possibility of extension to the U.S.

 

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 June 12.

 

More Info: http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=276942

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Title: Media Projects: Development Grants (CFDA 45.164)

Sponsor: National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH)

Deadline: 07/22/2015

Amount: $40,000-$75,000/6-12 mos.

 

Description: NEH’s Division of Public Programs supports activities that engage millions of Americans in understanding significant humanities works and ideas. At the center of every NEH-funded public humanities project is a core set of humanities ideas developed by scholars, matched to imaginative formats that bring those ideas to life for people of all ages and all walks of life. Projects must be analytical and deeply grounded in humanities scholarship in a discipline such as history, religion, anthropology, jurisprudence, or art history. NEH is a national funding agency, so the projects we support must demonstrate the potential to attract a broad, general audience. Media Projects grants support the following formats: 1) film and television projects; and 2) radio projects. Development grants enable media producers to collaborate with scholars to develop humanities content and to prepare programs for production. Grants should result in a script and should also yield a detailed plan for outreach and public engagement in collaboration with a partner organization or organizations.

 

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 22.

 

More Info: http://www.neh.gov/grants/public/media-projects-development-grants

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Title: Media Projects: Production Grants (CFDA 45.164)

Sponsor: National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH)

Deadline: 07/22/2015

Amount: $100,000-$650,000/1-3 yrs.

 

Description: NEH’s Division of Public Programs supports activities that engage millions of Americans in understanding significant humanities works and ideas. At the center of every NEH-funded public humanities project is a core set of humanities ideas developed by scholars, matched to imaginative formats that bring those ideas to life for people of all ages and all walks of life. Projects must be analytical and deeply grounded in humanities scholarship in a discipline such as history, religion, anthropology, jurisprudence, or art history. NEH is a national funding agency, so the projects we support must demonstrate the potential to attract a broad, general audience. Media Projects grants support the following formats: 1) film and television projects; and 2) radio projects. Production grants support the production and distribution of films, television programs, radio programs, and related programs that promise to engage the public. Film, television, and radio projects that are disseminated only online are supported at the production stage but not at the development stage.

 

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 22.

 

More Info: http://www.neh.gov/grants/public/media-projects-production-grants

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Title: Research Associateship Program

Sponsor: National Academies - National Research Council (NRC)

Deadline: 08/01/2015

Amount:  Varies

 

Description: The mission of the NRC Research Associateship Programs (RAP) is to promote excellence in scientific and technological research conducted by the U. S. government through the administration of programs offering graduate, postdoctoral, and senior level research opportunities at sponsoring federal laboratories and affiliated institutions. In these programs, prospective applicants select a research project or projects from among the large group of opportunities listed on this website. Applications accepted four times per year, in February, May, August, and November.

 

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

 

More Info: http://sites.nationalacademies.org/PGA/RAP/index.htm

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Title: Political Science Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Grants (PS DDRIG) (NSF 15-571)

Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)

Deadline: 08/03/2015

Amount: $15,000 (direct costs)

 

Description: The Political Science Program supports scientific research that advances knowledge and understanding of citizenship, government, and politics. Research proposals are expected to be theoretically motivated, conceptually precise, methodologically rigorous, and empirically oriented. Substantive areas include, but are not limited to, American government and politics, comparative government and politics, international relations, political behavior, political economy, and political institutions. In recent years, program awards have supported research projects on bargaining processes; campaigns and elections, electoral choice, and electoral systems; citizen support in emerging and established democracies; democratization, political change, and regime transitions; domestic and international conflict; international political economy; party activism; political psychology; and political tolerance. The Program also has supported research experiences for undergraduate students and infrastructural activities, including methodological innovations, in the discipline.

 

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 3.

 

More Info: http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=505214

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Title: Core Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program

Sponsor: Department of State (DOS)

Deadline: 08/03/2015

Amount: Unspecified

 

Description: The core Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program provides approximately 800 teaching and/or research grants to U.S. faculty and experienced professionals in a wide variety of academic and professional fields. Grants are available in over 125 countries worldwide.

 

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

 

More Info: http://www.cies.org/program/core-fulbright-us-scholar-program

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Title: Fulbright Postdoctoral Scholar Awards

Sponsor: Department of State (DOS)

Deadline: 08/03/2015

Amount: Unspecified

 

Description: Fulbright Postdoctoral Scholar Awards are open to U.S. scholars who have recently completed their doctoral degree – typically within the five previous years. Postdoctoral awards are available in STEM fields, the arts, humanities, and social sciences. These grants present an excellent opportunity for recently minted scholars to deepen their expertise, to acquire new skills, to work with additional resources and to make connections with others in their fields. Grantees will be expected to engage with graduate students in the host country and to continue their specialized training in cutting edge research. In addition to their primary research or teaching activities, grantees will be asked to give public talks, mentor students, and otherwise engage with the host country academic community.

 

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

 

More Info: http://www.cies.org/program/postdoc

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Title: Fulbright Global Flex Award

Sponsor: Department of State (DOS)

Deadline: 08/03/2015

Amount: Unspecified

 

Description: The Fulbright U.S. Scholar Global Flex Award provides U.S. academics and professionals with the flexibility to engage in advanced regional or trans-regional research and/or teaching. As a truly worldwide award, U.S. scholars will be able to collaborate and engage in scholarly activities in two or three countries in one or more regions. Projects are welcome in all disciplines, as well as those with an interdisciplinary focus. Proposals should reflect topics which would benefit from a global perspective and clearly demonstrate a need to spend time in each of the proposed countries.

 

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

 

More Info: http://www.cies.org/program/fulbright-global-flex-award

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Title: Reducing Inequality Research Grants

Sponsor: William T. Grant Foundation

Deadline: 08/04/2015

Amount: $100,000-$600,000/2-3 yrs.

 

Description: The William T. Grant Foundation is accepting Letters of Inquiry for projects designed to enhance understanding of the programs, policies, and practices that reduce inequalities in youth development. To propose research on reducing inequality, applicants should clearly identify the dimension of inequality (e.g., race, ethnicity, economic standing, and/or immigrant origins), and make a case for its importance. Applicants should specify the youth outcome(s) to be studied (e.g., academic, social, behavioral, and/or economic), and show that the outcomes are currently unequal. Strong proposals will establish a clear link between a particular dimension of inequality and specific youth outcomes. Most studies will provide direct evidence of impact on youth outcomes, but we will consider studies that examine intermediate outcomes shown in other work to reduce inequality in youth development. Applicants should also include a compelling case for how the study is relevant to reducing inequality, not just to furthering an understanding of inequality as a problem.

 

How to Apply: Submit Letter of Inquiry directly to the sponsor by August 4. NOTE: Be sure to include indirect costs at 15% of the proposed total direct costs, per sponsor policy. If you are invited to submit a full proposal, 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 at least three weeks prior to the deadline.

 

More Info: http://wtgrantfoundation.org/grants - apply-research-grants

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Title: The Le Guin Feminist Science Fiction Fellowship

Sponsor: Center for the Study of Women in Society - University of Oregon

Deadline: 09/01/2015

Amount: $3,000

 

Description: The intention of the Le Guin Feminist Science Fiction Fellowship is to encourage research within collections in the area of feminist science fiction. The University of Oregon Libraries Special Collections and University Archives (SCUA) houses the papers of authors Ursula K. Le Guin, Joanna Russ, Kate Wilhelm, Suzette Haden Elgin, Sally Miller Gearhart, Kate Elliot, Molly Gloss, Laurie Marks, and Jessica Salmonson, along with Damon Knight. SCUA is also in the process of acquiring the papers of James Tiptree, Jr. and other key feminist science fiction authors. This award supports travel for the purpose of research on, and work with, the papers of feminist science fiction authors housed in SCUA. These short-term research fellowships are open to undergraduates, master’s and doctoral students, postdoctoral scholars, college and university faculty at every rank, and independent scholars working in feminist science fiction.

 

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

 

More Info: http://csws.uoregon.edu/the-le-guin-feminist-science-fiction-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 Thatcherthatcher@austin.utexas.edu

Jason Leubnerjsn.leubner@austin.utexas.edu

Vivian Smyrl vsmyrl@austin.utexas.edu

 

 

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