College of Liberal Arts

COLA Grants Digest: March 24, 2015

Tue, Mar 24, 2015

COLA Grants Digest: March 24, 2015

 

Announcements

 

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: University Research Program (DOSGEO-15-GR-001-GEO-031315)

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

Deadline: 04/10/2015

Amount: $346,500/2-3 yrs.

 

Description: The Public Affairs Section (PAS) invites U.S. and Georgian universities, educational institutes, and non-profit/non-governmental organizations to submit proposals for a two- to three-year project to improve the standards of Georgian academic research in Georgian universities and educational institutes, and to encourage greater interaction between Georgian academic researchers, civil society, and government policy-makers. The project is meant to strengthen the quantitative and qualitative research skills and the academic writing of young Georgian scholars; raise Georgian scholarship to an international standard; and encourage the publication of Georgian scholarly research in Western academic and/or in Georgian peer-reviewed journals in areas directly related to: rule of law, domestic policy issues (health care, education, environment, civil service/personnel issues, local government, etc.) and comparative analysis (U.S.-Georgian). The proposal may also include teaching academic English and updating Georgian research library capacities and resources.

 

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 10.

 

More Info: http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=275108

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Title: Job Creation and Alternative Activities for At-Risk Youth (BH200-15-GR-200-WHA-031615)

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

Deadline: 04/17/2015

Amount: $100,000-$400,000/2 yrs.

 

Description: The U.S. Embassy in Belmopan, Belize announces a notice of funding opportunity (NOFO) to strengthen citizen security by focusing on job creation and providing alternative activities and better education for youth at higher risk of gang affiliation and/or engaging in criminal activity. This funding will support U.S. Government objectives under the Central America Regional Security Initiative (CARSI) to target the underlying factors contributing to violence and crime in Belize. Project proposals should address at least one of the following project objectives: 1) Providing job creation opportunities for youth and marginalized communities as an alternative to crime and violence; 2) Providing youth and marginalized communities with productive alternative activities that increase education and leadership opportunities; 3) Improving the educational quality or curriculum for high school youth in Belize, especially those in underserved 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 April 17.

 

More Info: http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=275213

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Title: Arts-Based Approaches in Palliative Care for Symptom Management (R01) (PAR-14-294)

Sponsor: National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Deadline: 05/15/2015

Amount: $300,000/3 yrs.

 

Description: The purpose of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to support mechanistic clinical studies aimed at understanding the impact of arts-based approaches in palliative care for symptom management. This FOA is intended to support mechanistic clinical studies to provide an evidence base for the use of the arts in palliative care for symptom management. The objective is to understand the biological, physiological, neurological, psychological, and/or sociological mechanisms by which the arts exert their effects on symptom management during and throughout the palliative care continuum. The goal is for the research supported under this FOA to develop an evidence-base that could be used as a basis for the uptake of arts-based therapies in palliative care settings, among individuals across the lifespan, with a wide variety of serious chronic conditions and their accompanying symptoms. This FOA is not intended to determine efficacy or the comparative effectiveness of interventions, or to assess interventions designed to treat the underlying cause of a particular disease state. 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.

 

More Info: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-14-294.html

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Title: Cancer Prevention, Control, Behavioral Sciences, and Population Sciences Career Development Award (K07) (PAR-15-033)

Sponsor: National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Deadline: 05/22/2015

Amount: $130,000/yr., 5 yrs.

 

Description: The purpose of the Cancer Prevention, Control, Behavioral Sciences, and Population Sciences Career Development Award is to support the career development of junior investigators with research or health professional doctoral degrees who want to become cancer-focused academic researchers in cancer prevention, cancer control, or the behavioral or population sciences. The K07 funding mechanism creates and encourages a stimulating approach to disease curricula that will attract high quality students, foster academic career development of promising young teacher-investigators, develop and implement excellent multidisciplinary curricula through interchange of ideas, and enable the grantee institution to strengthen its existing teaching program.

 

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 22.

 

More Info: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-15-033.html

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Title: Behavioral Science Track Award for Rapid Transition (B/START) (R03) (PAR-12-251)

Sponsor: National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Deadline: 05/26/2015

Amount: $75,000 (direct costs)

 

Description: This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) seeks to facilitate the entry of beginning investigators into the field of behavioral science research related to drug abuse. To be appropriate for a B/START award, research must be primarily focused on behavioral processes and research questions. The R03 funding mechanism provides research support specifically limited in time and amount for studies in categorical program areas. Small grants provide flexibility for initiating studies which are generally for preliminary short-term projects and are non-renewable.

 

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.

 

More Info: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-12-251.html

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Title: Bridging the Gap Between Cancer Mechanism and Population Science (U01) (PAR-13-081)

Sponsor: National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Deadline: 05/27/2015

Amount: $250,000-$450,000/yr., 5 yrs. (direct costs)

 

Description: The purpose of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to encourage applications for projects that bridge biological mechanism to population level scales. By incorporating insights and data from one end of the cancer research spectrum into the framework of the other, projects should be able to cross-validate data gathered at different scales, and explore links between basic biology, population science, and potential health applications in treatment, prevention, diagnosis, and/or screening. Proposed projects should pose a challenging cancer research question that can be addressed by connecting these two ends of the research spectrum that would be difficult to address or explain through biological or epidemiological investigation alone. Only a single cohesive project integrating aspects from these two areas is allowed in each application. The U01 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 27. Submit optional Letter of Intent by May 17.

 

More Info: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-13-081.html

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Title: Center for Chinese Studies Research Grant Program

Sponsor: Center for Chinese Studies (CCS)

Deadline: 05/31/2015

Amount: Unspecified

 

Description: This program is designed for foreign professors, associate professors, assistant professors and doctoral candidates in departments related to Chinese Studies at foreign universities, as well as researchers at related foreign academic institutes. The content of the research, to be undertaken in Taiwan, should be within the field of Chinese Studies. Assistance provided by CCS includes subsidies of research expenses, research materials service, liaison with universities and research institutions, and use of CCS facilities. Research tenure is three months to one year.

 

How to Apply: Apply directly to the sponsor by May 31. See the grant announcement for a complete list of materials to be submitted with the application.

 

More Info: http://www.taiwanembassy.org/US/MKC/ct.asp?xItem=84370&ctNode=2761&mp=47

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Title: 2016 USA Program

Sponsor: Eisenhower Fellowships

Deadline: 06/12/2015

Amount: Unspecified

 

Description: Eisenhower Fellows are selected from among outstanding leaders, in all fields, from throughout the United States. They are U.S. citizens or legal permanent residents aged 32-45. Successful applicants demonstrate in their application that they have made significant accomplishments within their communities and their professions, and have high potential for further growth and broader impact; they propose a fellowship program that takes full advantage of this unique opportunity; they identify a project that they intend to develop throughout the course of the fellowship and are able to articulate how this experience will help them meet their goal; and they commit to engage actively with the global Eisenhower Fellowship network throughout their lifetime.

 

How to Apply: Apply directly to the sponsor by June 12. See the grant announcement for a complete list of materials to be submitted with the application.

 

More Info: https://efworld.org/our-programs/usa/recruitment

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Title: AAAS Newcomb Cleveland Prize

Sponsor: American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)

Deadline: 06/30/2015

Amount: $25,000

 

Description: The AAAS Newcomb Cleveland Prize is awarded to the author or authors of an outstanding paper published in the Research Articles or Reports sections of Science. Each annual contest starts with the first issue of June and ends with the last issue of the following May. An eligible paper is one that includes original research data, theory, or synthesis; is a fundamental contribution to basic knowledge or is a technical achievement of far-reaching consequence; and is a first-time publication of the author’s own work. Reference to pertinent earlier work by the author may be included to give perspective. Self-nominations will not be accepted.

 

How to Apply: Submit nominations directly to the sponsor by June 30. See the award announcement for a complete list of materials to be submitted with the application.

 

More Info: http://www.aaas.org/page/aaas-newcomb-cleveland-prize

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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 Thatcher thatcher@austin.utexas.edu

Jason Leubner jsn.leubner@austin.utexas.edu

Vivian Smyrl vsmyrl@austin.utexas.edu

 

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