College of Liberal Arts

COLA Grants Digest: March 10, 2015

Tue, Mar 10, 2015

COLA Grants Digest: March 10, 2015

 

Announcements

 

Workshop: Collaborative Grants with Subawards

March 12, 2015, 10-11:30 AM; GEB 3.312

 

Subawards are a type of contract that allow for collaborative research between partner organizations. In this workshop you will learn the difference between a subaward and a procurement action; what documents are needed for a complete subaward package; UT Austin's process for subaward approval and submission to the lead institution; and other tips for subaward preparation.

 

How to register:For more information and to RSVP, email Kathy Thatcher (thatcher@austin.utexas.edu) by 12:00 PM on March 11.

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Grants for Graduate Students, Part 1: Identifying Opportunities

March 23, 2015, 2-3:00 PM; GEB 3.312

 

Grants and fellowships can help you pay for your graduate education, can lead to bigger and better grants, and can help you land jobs, both within and outside of academia. In Part I of this three-part workshop series, we will discuss the process of searching for grants, including:

  • What kinds of funding opportunities are available?
  • What are the resources available for finding out about them?
  • How do you get the information you need from reading a complex grant solicitation?

 

How to register:Please RSVP to Jason Leubner (jsn.leubner@austin.utexas.edu) by March 17.

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Grants for Graduate Students, Part 2: Grant Writing

March 30, 2015, 2-3:00 PM; GEB 3.312

 

Part II of this three-part workshop series will cover what goes into a typical grant application and will provide you with a set of best practices for writing grant proposals. We will also discuss some of the major hurdles that graduate students face when writing grants, including:

  • What is required in the individual sections of the proposal?
  • What are some of the most common grant writing pitfalls?
  • How can you make your proposal stand out in the sponsor’s eyes?

 

How to register:Please RSVP to Jason Leubner (jsn.leubner@austin.utexas.edu) by March 24.

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Grants for Graduate Students, Part 3: Grant Budgets

April 6, 2015, 2-3:00 PM; GEB 3.312

 

In Part III of this three-part workshop series, we will consider a set of common questions that graduate students have when putting together a budget and budget justification for grant applications, including:

  • What terminology should you look for in reading the sponsor’s budget guidelines?
  • What kinds of expenses should a grant budget include, and how should they be described, justified, and organized?
  • Which budget items are allowed? Which are not allowed?
  • What are the most typical budget writing mistakes?

 

How to register:Please RSVP to Jason Leubner (jsn.leubner@austin.utexas.edu) by March 31. 

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Funding Opportunities

 

Title: Archaeology - Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Awards (Arch-DDRI) (NSF 15-554)

Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)

Deadline: Rolling

Amount: $20,000 (direct costs)

 

Description: The Archaeology Program supports anthropologically relevant archaeological research. This means that the value of the proposed research can be justified within an anthropological context. The Program sets no priorities by either geographic region or time period. It also has no priorities in regard to theoretical orientation or question and it is the responsibility of the applicant to explain convincingly why these are significant and have the potential to contribute to anthropological knowledge. While the Program, in order to encourage innovative research, neither limits nor defines specific categories of research type, most applications either request funds for field research and/or the analysis of archaeological material through multiple approaches. The Program also supports methodological projects which develop analytic techniques of potential archaeological value.

 

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 at least three weeks prior to when you plan to submit your application.

 

More Info: http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=505076&org=NSF

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Title: Paleoclimate (PD 98-1530)

Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)

Deadline: Rolling

Amount: Unspecified

 

Description: The Paleoclimate program supports research on the natural evolution of Earth's climate with the goal of providing a baseline for present variability and future trends through improved understanding of the physical, chemical, and biological processes that influence climate over the long-term. Competitive proposals will address specific aspects of scientific uncertainty for their proposed 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 at least three weeks prior to when you plan to submit your application.

 

More Info: http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=12727&org=NSF&sel_org=NSF&from=fund

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Title: EarthCube Research Coordination Networks (NSF 13-529)

Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)

Deadline: Rolling

Amount: Unspecified

 

Description: EarthCube is a community-driven activity sponsored through a partnership between the NSF Directorate for Geosciences (GEO) and the Directorate for Computer & Information Science & Engineering (CISE) Division of Advanced Cyberinfrastructure (ACI) to transform research in the academic geosciences community. EarthCube aims to create a well-connected and facile environment to share data and knowledge in an open, transparent, and inclusive manner, thus accelerating our ability to understand and predict the Earth system. Achieving EarthCube will require a long-term dialog between NSF and the interested scientific communities to develop cyberinfrastructure that is thoughtfully and systematically built to meet the current and future requirements of geoscientists. New avenues will be supported to gather community requirements and priorities for the elements of EarthCube, and to capture the best technologies to meet these current and future needs.

 

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 at least three weeks prior to when you plan to submit your application.

 

More Info: http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=504780

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Title: National Humanities Medal Nominations

Sponsor: National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH)

Deadline: 03/27/2015

Amount: Unspecified

 

Description: NEH welcomes nominations for individuals and organizations whose activities, contributions, and achievements have significantly enriched the educational, intellectual, and cultural life of the nation. Examples include, but are not limited to, the following: 1) significant scholarship or writing that has expanded our knowledge and understanding of the humanities; 2) outstanding humanities education programs for students, teachers, or adult learners; 3) exemplary television documentaries and radio programs; 4) compelling interpretive exhibitions, reading and discussion programs, or other programs that enrich Americans’ understanding of the humanities; 5) programs that preserve and create access to the nation’s cultural heritage and intellectual legacy; 6) design and implementation of innovative technologies that enhance public, scholarly, or educational access to the humanities; and 7) sustained philanthropic efforts on behalf of humanities activities or organizations. Individual nominees must be living U.S. citizens or permanent residents who have filed for naturalization. Nominated organizations must be established or incorporated in the United States. Self-nominations are not permitted.

 

How to Apply: Submit nominations directly to the sponsor by March 27. See the award announcement for a complete list of materials to be submitted with the application.

 

More Info: http://www.neh.gov/about/awards/national-humanities-medals-nominations

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Title: Toolkit for Identifying Best Practices on Human Rights Documentation (DRLA-DRLAQM-15-050)

Sponsor: Department of State (DOS)

Deadline: 03/30/2015

Amount: $250,000

 

Description: The Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor (DRL) announces a Request for Proposals (RFP) from organizations interested in submitting proposals for projects that will define aspects of human rights documentation overseas, including the development of a toolkit to guide civil society organizations and other stakeholders working in this area.

 

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 30.

 

More Info: http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=274940

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Title: Creating Social and Economic Opportunity to Strengthen Citizen Security; Promoting Transparency to Encourage a Culture that Resists Corruption (PRMECON-15-GR-001-WHA-030915)

Sponsor: Department of State (DOS) - U.S. Mission to Costa Rica

Deadline: 4/9/2015

Amount: $100,000-$250,000

 

Description: The U.S. Embassy in San Jose, Costa Rica announces a Notification of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) to create social and economic opportunity to strengthen citizen security, and promote government transparency to encourage a culture that resists corruption. The U.S. Embassy San Jose invites proposals that include an implementation strategy to address one of the following two objectives: 1) Provide job creation opportunities for youth and women in economically-disadvantaged communities; and 2) Promote and improve government transparency to increase citizens’ access to and awareness of all levels and formats of government services with an emphasis on e-government.

 

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 April 9.

 

More Info: http://costarica.usembassy.gov/nofo.html

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Title: College Sexual Assault Policy and Prevention Initiative (WH-AST-15-002)

Sponsor: Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) - Office on Women's Health (OWH)

Deadline: 04/27/2015

Amount: $200,000-$300,000/yr., 5 yrs.

 

Description: OWH solicits applications for projects focused on policies to address sexual assault on college campuses. These awards will be used to enhance and implement sexual assault prevention policies through provision of national outreach and technical assistance, development of institutional partnerships, and creation of campus coalitions.

 

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 April 27.

 

More Info: http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=274932

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Title: Systems Science and Health in the Behavioral and Social Sciences (R01) (PAR-15-048)

Sponsor: National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Deadline: 05/15/2015

Amount: Unspecified

 

Description: This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is intended to increase the breadth and scope of topics that can be addressed with systems science methodologies. This FOA calls for research projects that are applied and/or basic in nature (including methodological and measurement development), have a human behavioral and/or social science focus, and employ methodologies suited to addressing the complexity inherent in behavioral and social phenomena, referred to as systems science methodologies. Additionally, this FOA seeks to promote interdisciplinary collaboration among health researchers and experts in computational approaches to further the development of modeling- and simulation-based systems science methodologies and their application to important public health challenges. 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 May 15. Submit optional Letter of Intent directly to the sponsor by May 5.

 

More Info: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-11-314.html

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Title: Petrology and Geochemistry (NSF 14-501)

Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)

Deadline: 05/18/2015

Amount: Unspecified

 

Description: The Petrology and Geochemistry Program supports basic research on the formation of planet Earth, including its accretion, early differentiation, and subsequent petrologic and geochemical modification via igneous and metamorphic processes. Proposals in this program generally address the petrology and high-temperature geochemistry of igneous and metamorphic rocks (including mantle samples), mineral physics, economic geology, and volcanology. Proposals that are focused on the development of analytical tools, theoretical and computational models, and experimental techniques for applications by the igneous and metamorphic petrology, and high temperature geochemistry communities are also invited.

 

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 May 18.

 

More Info: http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=13683&org=NSF&sel_org=NSF&from=fund

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Title: Bridging Cultures through Film: International Topics (CFDA 45.164)

Sponsor: National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH)

Deadline: 05/20/2015

Amount: $75,000/$650,000

 

Description: The Bridging Cultures through Film: International Topics program supports films that examine international themes and subjects in the humanities. The films are meant to spark Americans’ engagement with the broader world by exploring countries and cultures outside of the United States. The Division of Public Programs encourages innovative nonfiction storytelling that presents multiple points of view in creative formats. At the center of every NEH-funded film is a core set of humanities ideas developed with the input of scholars, matched to imaginative formats that bring the humanities alive for people of all ages and all walks of life. The proposed film must be analytical and deeply grounded in humanities scholarship. It may be as short as thirty minutes or as long as a feature-length film.

 

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 May 20.

 

More Info: http://www.neh.gov/grants/public/bridging-cultures-through-film-international-topics

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Title: Systems Science and Health in the Behavioral and Social Sciences (R21) (PAR-15-047)

Sponsor: National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Deadline: 05/26/2015

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

 

Description: This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is intended to increase the breadth and scope of topics that can be addressed with systems science methodologies. This FOA calls for research projects that are applied and/or basic in nature (including methodological and measurement development), have a human behavioral and/or social science focus, and employ methodologies suited to addressing the complexity inherent in behavioral and social phenomena, referred to as systems science methodologies. Additionally, this FOA seeks to promote interdisciplinary collaboration among health researchers and experts in computational approaches to further the development of modeling- and simulation-based systems science methodologies and their application to important public health challenges. The R21 funding mechanism encourages the development of new research activities in categorical program areas. Support generally is restricted in level of support and in time.

 

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 May 26. Submit optional Letter of Intent directly to the sponsor by May 16.

 

More Info: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-15-047.html

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Title: Geoinformatics (GI) (NSF 11-581)

Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)

Deadline: 06/10/2015

Amount: Unspecified

 

Description: The Division of Earth Sciences (EAR) will consider proposals for the development of cyberinfrastructure for the geosciences (Geoinformatics). EAR seeks the development and implementation of enabling information technology with impacts that extend beyond an individual investigator or small group of investigators and that facilitates the next generation of geosciences research. Proposals to this solicitation may seek support for community-driven development and implementation of databases; tools for data integration, interoperability, and visualization; software development and code hardening; and data-intensive/new computing methodologies that support the enhancement of geosciences research and education activities. Collaboration with computational scientists and the development of public/private partnerships are strongly encouraged.

 

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 10.

 

More Info: http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=503447&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: $100,000-$200,000/yr., 3 yrs.

 

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.

 

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: Biological Anthropology (PD 98-1392)

Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)

Deadline: 06/24/2015

Amount: Unspecified

 

Description: The Biological Anthropology Program supports basic research in areas related to human evolution and contemporary human biological variation. Research areas supported by the program include, but are not limited to, human genetic variation, human and nonhuman primate ecology and adaptability, human osteology and bone biology, human and nonhuman primate paleontology, functional anatomy, and primate socioecology. Grants supported in these areas are united by an underlying evolutionary framework, and often by a consideration of adaptation as a central theoretical theme. Many proposals also have a biocultural orientation. The program frequently serves as a bridge within NSF between the social and behavioral sciences and the natural and physical sciences, and proposals commonly are jointly reviewed and funded with other programs.

 

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=5407&org=NSF&sel_org=NSF&from=fund

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Title: Social Psychology (PD 98-1332)

Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)

Deadline: 06/24/2015

Amount: Unspecified

 

Description: The Social Psychology Program supports basic research on human social behavior, including cultural differences and development over the life span. Among the many research topics supported are: attitude formation and change, social cognition, personality processes, interpersonal relations and group processes, the self, emotion, social comparison and social influence, and the psychophysiological and neurophysiological bases of social behavior. The scientific merit of a proposal depends on four important factors: 1) The problems investigated must be theoretically grounded; 2) The research should be based on empirical observation or be subject to empirical validation; 3) The research design must be appropriate to the questions asked; and 4) The proposed research must advance basic understanding of social behavior.

 

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=5712&org=NSF&sel_org=NSF&from=fund

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Title: Linguistics (PD 98-1311)

Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)

Deadline: 06/24/2015

Amount: Unspecified

 

Description: The Linguistics Program supports basic science in the domain of human language, encompassing investigations of the grammatical properties of individual human languages, and of natural language in general. Research areas include syntax, semantics, morphology, phonetics, and phonology. The program encourages projects that are interdisciplinary in methodological or theoretical perspective, and that address questions that cross disciplinary boundaries, such as (but not limited to): 1) What are the psychological processes involved in the production, perception, and comprehension of language? 2) What are the computational properties of language and/or the language processor that make fluent production, incremental comprehension or rapid learning possible? 3) How do the acoustic and physiological properties of speech inform our theories of language and/or language processing? 4) What role does human neurobiology play in shaping the various components of our linguistic capacities? 5) How does language develop in children? and 6) What social and cultural factors underlie language variation and change?

 

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=5408&org=NSF&sel_org=NSF&from=fund

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Title: Linguistics Program - Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Awards (Ling-DDRI) (NSF 14-551)

Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)

Deadline: 06/24/2015

Amount: $12,000 (direct costs)

 

Description: The Linguistics Program supports basic science in the domain of human language, encompassing investigations of the grammatical properties of individual human languages, and of natural language in general. Research areas include syntax, semantics, morphology, phonetics, and phonology. The program encourages projects that are interdisciplinary in methodological or theoretical perspective, and that address questions that cross disciplinary boundaries, such as (but not limited to): 1) What are the psychological processes involved in the production, perception, and comprehension of language? 2) What are the computational properties of language and/or the language processor that make fluent production, incremental comprehension or rapid learning possible? 3) How do the acoustic and physiological properties of speech inform our theories of language and/or language processing? 4) What role does human neurobiology play in shaping the various components of our linguistic capacities? 5) How does language develop in children? and 6) What social and cultural factors underlie language variation and change?

 

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 June 24.

 

More Info: http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=505033&org=NSF&sel_org=NSF&from=fund

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Title: Sedimentary Geology and Paleobiology (SGP) (NSF 12-608)

Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)

Deadline: 06/25/2015

Amount: Unspecified

 

Description: The SGP program supports research in a wide variety of areas in sedimentary geology and paleobiology in order to comprehend the full range of physical, biological, and chemical processes of Earth's dynamic system. The program supports the study of deep-time records of these processes archived in the Earth's sedimentary carapace (crust) at all spatial and temporal scales. These records are fingerprints of the processes that produced them and continue to shape the Earth. For the years 2013-2017, the SGP Program will be sponsoring a two-track opportunity that will consist of the normal SGP competition and bi-annually, a new track termed Earth-Life Transitions (ELT).

 

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 25.

 

More Info: http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=13691&org=NSF&sel_org=NSF&from=fund

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Title: Geobiology and Low-Temperature Geochemistry (NSF 09-552)

Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)

Deadline: 06/25/2015

Amount: Unspecified

 

Description: The Geobiology and Low-Temperature Geochemistry Program supports research on: 1) the interactions between biological and geological systems at all scales of space and time; 2) geomicrobiology and biomineralization processes; 3) the role of life in the transformation and evolution of the Earth's geochemical cycles; 4) inorganic and organic geochemical processes occurring at or near the Earth's surface now and in the past, and at the broad spectrum of interfaces ranging in scale from planetary and regional to mineral-surface and supramolecular; 5) mineralogy and chemistry of soils and sediments; 6) surficial chemical and biogeochemical systems and cycles and their modification through natural and anthropogenic change; and 7) development of tools, methods, and models for low-temperature geochemistry and geobiological research — such as those emerging from molecular biology — in the study of the terrestrial environment.

 

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 25.

 

More Info: http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=13689&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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