College of Liberal Arts

COLA Grants Digest: June 9, 2015

Tue, Jun 9, 2015

COLA Grants Digest: June 9, 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: Annual Program Statement - U.S. Mission to Pakistan (SCAISB-15-AW-021-06052015)

Sponsor: Department of State (DOS)

Deadline: 06/15/2015

Amount: $50,000-$300,000/1-2 yrs.

 

Description: The U.S. Embassy Islamabad Public Affairs Section (PAS) of the U.S. Department of State is pleased to announce funding is available through the Embassy’s Public Diplomacy Grants program. This Annual Program Statement solicits proposals for the following three separate categories: 1) Public Diplomacy Large Grants: Projects that strengthen civil society, support economic empowerment and entrepreneurship, foster regional stability, or support public sector institutions, in support of to the U.S. Embassy’s public diplomacy programmatic priorities, implemented in any area of Pakistan; 2) Public Diplomacy Small Grants: Projects that expand media engagement, strengthen people-to-people ties, or build and strengthen local partners, in support of the public diplomacy priorities of the U.S. Consulates General in Lahore and Karachi, implemented in Punjab, Sindh, Balochistan, and AJK Provinces; and 3) Community Engagement Grants: Projects that counter violent extremism in support of the priorities of the Community Engagement Office (CEO) of the U.S. Embassy in Islamabad, implemented in any area of Pakistan.

 

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 15.

 

More Info: http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=277032

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Title: U.S. Mission to the European Union Funding Opportunity (SBE300-15-CA-001-EUR-060315)

Sponsor: Department of State (DOS)

Deadline: 06/19/2015

Amount: $10,000-$60,000

 

Description: The U.S. Mission to the European Union (USEU) is soliciting proposals for projects aimed at increasing understanding of U.S. foreign policy and economic priorities related to the EU; supporting U.S. goals of advancing economic growth in both regions and worldwide; and furthering U.S.-EU understanding and cooperation on our shared cultural, political and economic values, particularly democracy, rule of law, and human rights. USEU will award several cooperative agreements for projects to be carried out between September 2015 and December 2016. Proposals may include but are not limited to: conferences, workshops, and seminars featuring U.S. official or non-official experts (though travel costs for official USG representatives cannot be covered); training workshops on areas of mutual priority such as human rights, minority representation, anti-corruption; and exchange programs. Linkage to U.S. policy priorities related to the European Union is essential.

 

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 19.

 

More Info: http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=276987

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Title: Cyberlearning and Future Learning Technologies (NSF 14-526)

Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)

Deadline: 06/22/2015

Amount: Unspecified

 

Description: The purpose of the Cyberlearning and Future Learning Technologies program is to integrate opportunities offered by emerging technologies with advances in what is known about how people learn to advance three interconnected thrusts: 1) Innovation: inventing and improving next-generation genres (types) of learning technologies, identifying new means of using technology for fostering and assessing learning, and proposing new ways of integrating learning technologies with each other and into learning environments to foster and assess learning; 2) Advancing understanding of how people learn in technology-rich learning environments: enhancing understanding of how people learn and how to better foster and assess learning, especially in technology-rich learning environments that offer new opportunities for learning and through data collection and computational modeling of learners and groups of learners that can be done only in such environments; and 3) Promoting broad use and transferability of new genres: extracting lessons from experiences with these technologies that can inform design and use of new genres across disciplines, populations, and learning environments; advancing understanding of how to foster learning through effective use these new technologies and the environments they are integrated into.

 

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 22.

 

More Info: http://nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=504984&org=NSF&sel_org=NSF&from=fund

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Title: Developmental and Learning Sciences (DLS) (PD 08-1698)

Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)

Deadline: 06/24/2015

Amount: Unspecified

 

Description: DLS supports fundamental research that increases our understanding of cognitive, linguistic, social, cultural, and biological processes related to children's and adolescents' development and learning. Research supported by this program will add to our basic knowledge of how people learn and the underlying developmental processes that support learning, social functioning, and productive lives as members of society. DLS supports research that addresses developmental processes within the domains of cognitive, social, emotional, and motor development using any appropriate populations for the topics of interest including infants, children, adolescents, adults, and non-human animals. The program also supports research investigating factors that impact development change, including family, peers, school, community, culture, media, physical, genetic, and epigenetic influences. Additional priorities include research that: incorporates multidisciplinary, multi-method, microgenetic, and longitudinal approaches; develops new methods, models, and theories for studying learning and development; includes participants from a range of ethnicities, socioeconomic backgrounds, and  cultures; and integrates different processes (e.g., learning, memory, emotion), levels of analysis (e.g., behavioral, social, neural), and time scales (e.g. infancy, middle childhood, adolescence).

 

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 24.

 

More Info: http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=8671&org=NSF&sel_org=NSF&from=fund

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Title: Opportunities for Promoting Understanding through Synthesis (OPUS) (NSF 14-559)

Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)

Deadline: 07/10/2015

Amount: Unspecified

 

Description: All four clusters within the Division of Environmental Biology (Population and Community Ecology, Ecosystem Science, Evolutionary Processes, and Systematics and Biodiversity Science) encourage the submission of proposals aimed at synthesizing a body of related research projects conducted by a single individual or a group of investigators over an extended period. OPUS proposals will often be appropriately submitted in mid-to-late career, but will also be appropriate early enough in a career to produce unique, integrated insight useful both to the scientific community and to the development of the investigator's future work. In cases where multiple scientists have worked collaboratively, an OPUS award will provide support for collaboration on a synthesis.

 

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 10.

 

More Info: http://nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=13403&org=NSF&sel_org=NSF&from=fund

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Title: Building Community and Capacity in Data Intensive Research in Education (BCC-EHR) (NSF 15-563)

Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)

Deadline: 08/11/2015

Amount: $500,000/3 yrs.

 

Description: As part of NSF's Cyberinfrastructure Framework for 21st Century Science and Engineering (CIF21) activity, the Directorate for Education and Human Resources (EHR) seeks to enable research communities to develop visions, teams, and capabilities dedicated to creating new, large-scale, next-generation data resources and relevant analytic techniques to advance fundamental research for EHR areas of research. Successful proposals will outline activities that will have significant impacts across multiple fields by enabling new types of data-intensive research. Investigators should think broadly and create a vision that extends intellectually across multiple disciplines and that includes—but is not necessarily limited to—EHR areas of research. 

 

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 11.

 

More Info: http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=505161&org=NSF&sel_org=NSF&from=fund

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Title: Science of Organizations (SoO) (PD 11-8031)

Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)

Deadline: 08/13/2015

Amount: Unspecified

 

Description: Organizations – private and public, established and entrepreneurial, designed and emergent, formal and informal, profit and nonprofit – are critical to the well-being of nations and their citizens. They are of crucial importance for producing goods and services, creating value, providing jobs, and achieving social goals. The SoO program funds basic research that yields a scientific evidence base for improving the design and emergence, development and deployment, and management and ultimate effectiveness of organizations of all kinds. SoO funds research that advances our fundamental understanding of how organizations develop, form and operate. Successful SoO research proposals use scientific methods to develop and refine theories, to empirically test theories and frameworks, and to develop new measures and methods. Funded research is aimed at yielding generalizable insights that are of value to the business practitioner, policy-maker and research communities.

 

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 13.

 

More Info: http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=504696&org=NSF&sel_org=NSF&from=fund

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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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