College of Liberal Arts

COLA Grants Digest: June 30, 2015

Tue, Jun 30, 2015

COLA Grants Digest: June 30, 2015

 

Title: Intensive Summer Training of Trainers for English Language Teachers and Summer Camp for Students (CFDA 19.900)

Sponsor: U.S. Department of State (DOS), Mission to Georgia

Deadline: 08/06/2015

Amount: $495,500

 

Description: The Public Affairs Section (PAS) of the U.S. Embassy in Tbilisi, Georgia, is pleased to announce an open competition for an assistance award through this Request for Proposals (RFP) for an “Intensive Summer Training of Trainers for English Language Teachers and Summer Camp for Students” Program. PAS invites U.S. and Georgian non-profit/non-governmental organizations and educational institutions to submit proposals for a two- year project to provide specialized training for experienced and skilled Georgian teachers of English to enhance their theoretical and practical knowledge, effecting deep understanding of the issues related to the teaching of English as a foreign language. The goal of the program is to enable these teacher trainers to lead their peers in professional development, providing training to Georgian teachers nationwide. PAS Tbilisi will use part of the funds to strengthen the English language skills of Georgian teachers of English by sending them to the U.S. for an intensive summer language course, and the other part of the funds to arrange English camps for Georgian teachers and students of English.

 

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 6.

 

More Info: http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=277440

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Title: Science of Science and Innovation Policy Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Grants (15-583)

Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)

Deadline: 09/08/2015

Amount: $20,000 plus added indirect costs

 

Description: The Science of Science & Innovation Policy (SciSIP) program supports research designed to advance the scientific basis of science and innovation policy. The program funds research to develop models, analytical tools, data and metrics that can be applied in the science policy decision making process and concern the use and allocation of scarce scientific resources. For example, research proposals may develop behavioral and analytical conceptualizations, frameworks or models that have applications across the broad array of science and innovation policy challenges. Proposals may also develop methodologies to analyze science, technology and innovation data, and to usefully convey that information to a variety of audiences. Proposals that create and improve science, engineering and innovation data, including the design of new metrics and indicators, particularly proposals that demonstrate the viability of collecting and analyzing data on knowledge generation and innovation in organizations, are encouraged.

 

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 Proposal Review Form by September 8.

 

More Info: http://www.nsf.gov/publications/pub_summ.jsp?ods_key=nsf15513

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Title: Berlin Prize - Fellowships to Study in Berlin, Germany

Sponsor: American Academy in Berlin

Deadline: 09/30/2015

Amount: $5,000 stipend/mo. plus additional expenses

 

Description: The American Academy offers residential fellowships to emerging as well as established scholars, writers, and professionals who wish to engage in independent study in Berlin. Around two dozen Berlin Prizes are conferred annually. Past Berlin Prize recipients have included historians, economists, poets, art historians, journalists, legal scholars, anthropologists, musicologists, public policy experts, and writers, among others. In addition to placing a high priority on the independent work of its fellows, the Academy is in a unique position to aid fellows in establishing professional and general networks both in Berlin and beyond. Fellowships are typically awarded for an academic semester or, in some cases, for an entire academic year.  Fellowship benefits include round-trip airfare, housing at the Academy, partial board, and a stipend of $5,000 per month.

 

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

 

More Info: http://www.americanacademy.de/home/fellows/applications

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Title: First Monograph Prize in Economic and/or Social History

Sponsor: Economic History Society

Deadline: 09/30/2015

Amount: £1,000

 

Description: The Economic History Society has introduced a prize of £1,000, to be awarded biennially, for the best first monograph in Economic and/or Social History, usually published within 10 years of the author having been awarded a PhD. Only monographs published in English and published during 2014 and 2015 will be eligible for the 2016 prize. You must be a member of the Economic History Society to apply.

 

How to Apply: Submit nominations directly to the sponsor by September 30. See the competition announcement for a complete list of materials to be submitted with the nominiation.

 

More Info: http://www.ehs.org.uk/the-society/grants-awards-and-prizes/first-monograph-prize-in-economic-andor-social-history.html

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Title: Mendel Fellowships

Sponsor: Lilly Library - Indiana University

Deadline: 09/30/2015

Amount: $40,000

 

Description: Established through a bequest by the estate of Johanna Lenz Mendel in 1998, the Mendel Fellowships are intended to support research by scholars from around the world in areas of particular interest to the Mendels, including: the history of the Spanish Colonial Empire; Latin American independence movements; European expansion in the Americas; voyages, travels and exploration; geography, navigation and cartography; German literature and history; and music, including sheet music. The amount of the stipend is based on the length of stay, which may range from one week to a full academic year. The fellowship is intended to cover travel to the Lilly Library and living expenses while in residence.

 

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

 

More Info: http://www.indiana.edu/~liblilly/fellowships.shtml

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Title: The Everett Helm Visiting Fellowships

Sponsor: Lilly Library - Indiana University

Deadline: 09/30/2015

Amount: $1,500

 

Description: The Everett Helm Visiting Fellowship program supports research and provides access to the collections of the Lilly Library for scholars residing outside the Bloomington area. Project proposals should demonstrate that the Lilly Library's resources are integral to proposed research topics. Candidates are encouraged to inquire about the appropriateness of a proposed topic before applying. Successful applicants will receive an award of up to $1,500 in support of travel, living, and/or research expenses. Awards must be used within one year of the award date and recipients must reside in Bloomington during the period of their awards.

 

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

 

More Info: http://www.indiana.edu/~liblilly/fellowships.shtml

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Title: Summer Stipends

Sponsor: National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH)

Deadline: 10/01/2015

Amount: $6,000/2 mos.

 

Description: Summer Stipends support individuals pursuing advanced research that is of value to humanities scholars, general audiences, or both. Recipients usually produce articles, monographs, books, digital materials, archaeological site reports, translations, editions, or other scholarly resources. Summer Stipends support continuous full-time work on a humanities project for a period of two consecutive months. Summer Stipends support projects at any stage of development and are awarded to individual scholars.

 

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

 

More Info: http://www.neh.gov/grants/research/summer-stipends

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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 Thatcher thatcher@austin.utexas.edu

Jason Leubner jsn.leubner@austin.utexas.edu

Vivian Smyrl vsmyrl@austin.utexas.edu

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