College of Liberal Arts

COLA Grants Digest: March 3, 2015

Tue, Mar 3, 2015

COLA Grants Digest: March 3, 2015

 

Announcements

 

Subawards Workshop

March 12, 2015, from 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 10.

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Funding Opportunities

 

Title: Strengthening the Public’s and/or K-12 Students’ Environmental Literacy for Community Resilience to Extreme Weather Events (NOAA-SEC-OED-2015-2004408)

Sponsor: Department of Commerce

Deadline: 03/23/2015

Amount: $250,000-$500,000/2-5yrs.

 

Description: The goal of this Federal Funding Opportunity (FFO) is to strengthen the public’s and/or K-12 students environmental literacy to enable informed decision-making necessary for community resilience to extreme weather events and environmental changes. Many U.S. communities face significant environmental changes, natural disasters, or economic disruptions. Communities must increase their resilience now and build a long-term foundation for resilience in the future. Projects should build the environmental literacy necessary for community resilience by focusing on geographic awareness and an understanding of Earth systems and the threats and vulnerabilities that are associated with a community’s location. In order for communities to become more resilient, their members must have the ability to reason about the ways that human and natural systems function and interact; to understand the scientific process and uncertainty; to reason about the ways that people and places are connected to each other across time and space; and to weigh the potential impacts of their decisions systematically. Projects will be based on the latest science about the threats and vulnerabilities facing communities and consider socio-economic and ecological factors.

 

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 23.

 

More Info: http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=274854

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Title: Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad (DDRA) Fellowship Program (CFDA 84.022)

Sponsor: Department of Education

Deadline: 04/06/2015

Amount: $33,463 (avg.)

 

Description: The Fulbright-Hays DDRA Fellowship Program provides opportunities to doctoral candidates to engage in full-time dissertation research abroad in modern foreign languages and area studies. The program is designed to contribute to the development and improvement of the study of modern foreign languages and area studies in the United States. The program will only consider proposals that focus on one or more of the following geographic areas: Africa, East Asia, Southeast Asia and the Pacific Islands, South Asia, the Near East, Central and Eastern Europe and Eurasia, and the Western Hemisphere (excluding the United States and its territories).

 

How to Apply: The Graduate School's absolute deadline for students to submit their applications online, including recommendation letters, is Monday, April 6, 2015 at 5:00 p.m. Applications must be submitted electronically using the G5 e-Application system, accessible through the Department's G5 site (http://www.G5.gov). Please contact Elizabeth Korves (korvesem@austin.utexas.edu) with any questions about or difficulties concerning the application process.

 

More Info: http://www2.ed.gov/programs/iegpsddrap/applicant.html

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Title: Mary Catherine Mooney Fellowship

Sponsor: Boston Athenaeum

Deadline: 04/15/2015

Amount: $1,500

 

Description: A Mary Catherine Mooney Fellowship offers a stipend of $1,500 for a residency of twenty days (four weeks) and includes a year’s membership to the Boston Athenæum. Scholars, graduate students, independent scholars, teaching faculty, and professionals in the humanities as well as teachers and librarians in secondary public, private, and parochial schools are eligible. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or foreign nationals holding the appropriate U.S. government documents.

 

How to Apply: Apply directly to the sponsor by April 15. See the grant announcement for a complete list of materials to be submitted with the application.

 

More Info: http://www.bostonathenaeum.org/library/fellowships/mary-catherine-mooney-fellowship

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Title: James Butler Bonham Chapter of the Daughters of the Republic of Texas (DRT) Research Grants

Sponsor: Clements Center for Southwest Studies - Southern Methodist University (SMU)

Deadline: 05/15/2015

Amount: $700/wk.

 

Description: DRT offers one annual research grant for a scholar whose work at the DeGolyer Library will advance our understanding of the history of Texas. The award ensures that the library’s holdings are brought to the attention of scholars and their readers, nationally and worldwide. Applicants should explain how work in the DeGolyer Library's collections will enhance their research.

 

How to Apply: Apply directly to the sponsor by May 15. See the grant announcement for a complete list of materials to be submitted with the application.

 

More Info: http://www.smu.edu/Dedman/Academics/InstitutesCenters/swcenter/Grants/ClementsResearchTravelGrants/DTR Grants

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Title: Ruth P. Morgan Grants

Sponsor: Clements Center for Southwest Studies - Southern Methodist University (SMU)

Deadline: 05/15/2015

Amount: $700/wk.

 

Description: The Ruth P. Morgan Grant is awarded by the DeGolyer Library to encourage encourage work in women’s history or political history. Dr. Ruth P. Morgan, provost emerita at SMU, created an endowment which will provide support for advanced scholars who are working on projects related to women in the Southwest and to women in politics. The award ensures that the library’s holdings are brought to the attention of scholars and their readers, nationally and worldwide. Applicants should explain how work in the DeGolyer Library's collections will enhance their research.

 

How to Apply: Apply directly to the sponsor by May 15. See the grant announcement for a complete list of materials to be submitted with the application.

 

More Info: http://www.smu.edu/Dedman/Academics/InstitutesCenters/swcenter/Grants/ClementsResearchTravelGrants/Ruth Morgan Grants

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Title: Clements Center-DeGolyer Library Research Travel Grants

Sponsor: Clements Center for Southwest Studies - Southern Methodist University (SMU)

Deadline: 05/15/2015

Amount: $700/wk.

 

Description: The Clements Center-DeGolyer Library Research Travel Grants help to promote the use of DeGolyer's holdings related to Southwestern history, literature, and culture.  DeGolyer has renowned collections of rare books, pamphlets, periodicals, maps, photographs, and broadsides related to the history of the American West and the Southwest in particular. The award ensures that the library’s holdings are brought to the attention of scholars and their readers, nationally and worldwide. Applicants should explain how work in the DeGolyer Library's collections will enhance their research.

 

How to Apply: Apply directly to the sponsor by May 15. See the grant announcement for a complete list of materials to be submitted with the application.

 

More Info: http://www.smu.edu/Dedman/Academics/InstitutesCenters/swcenter/Grants/ClementsResearchTravelGrants/Clements DeGolyer Grants

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Title: Implications of New Digital Media Use for Underage Drinking, Drinking-Related Behaviors, and Prevention Research (R01) (PA-13-262)

Sponsor: National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Deadline: 05/15/2015

Amount: Unspecified

 

Description: This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) encourages R01 research grant applications from institutions/organizations that propose to investigate whether, and how, heavy involvement in new digital media usage, particularly social media and social networking sites, may influence adolescent alcohol use and drinking patterns, as well as drinking-related problems. This FOA also encourages applications proposing to explore the ways in which new digital media may be utilized as platforms for preventive interventions aimed at underage drinking and related problems. 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/PA-13-262.html

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Title: Research on the Health Determinants and Consequences of Violence and its Prevention, Particularly Firearm Violence (R01) (PA-13-363)

Sponsor: National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Deadline: 05/15/2015

Amount: Unspecified

 

Description: This funding opportunity announcement (FOA) spans across the missions of several NIH Institutes and Centers (ICs) and Offices, and includes basic neuroscience and basic behavioral research, clinical and translational studies, intervention development at the individual, family and community level, efficacy trials of interventions based on evidence from basic and translational studies, and research to identify the best ways to disseminate and implement efficacious and evidence-based interventions in real-world settings. While this FOA covers all of the areas mentioned above, particular consideration will be given to applications that propose studies of the intersection that focus on the various types of violence (homicide, suicide, youth and gang-related, intimate partner) and firearms. 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/PA-13-363.html

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Title: Digital Projects for the Public (CFDA 45.164)

Sponsor: National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH)

Deadline: 05/20/2015

Amount: $30,000/$100,000

 

Description: The Digital Projects for the Public program supports projects such as websites, mobile applications, games, and virtual environments that significantly contribute to the public’s engagement with humanities ideas. Projects must be analytical and deeply grounded in humanities scholarship in a discipline such as history, religion, anthropology, jurisprudence, or art history. Digital Projects for the Public grants support projects that are largely created for digital platforms. While these projects can take many forms, shapes, and sizes, you should apply to this program primarily to create digital projects or the digital components of a larger project. NEH is a national funding agency, so these projects should demonstrate the potential to attract a broad, general audience. Projects can have specific targeted audiences (including K-12 students), but they should also strive to cultivate a more inclusive audience.

 

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/digital-projects-the-public

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Title: Perception, Action & Cognition (PD 09-7252)

Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)

Deadline: 05/25/2015

Amount: Unspecified

 

Description: PAC supports research on perception, action and cognition. Emphasis is on research strongly grounded in theory. Central research topics for consideration by the Perception, Action, and Cognition panel include vision, audition, haptics, attention, memory, reasoning, written and spoken discourse, and motor control. The program encompasses a wide range of theoretical perspectives, such as symbolic computation, connectionism, ecological, nonlinear dynamics, and complex systems, and a variety of methodologies including both experimental studies and modeling. The PAC program is open to co-review of proposals submitted to other programs (e.g., Linguistics, Developmental and Learning Sciences, Cognitive Neuroscience, etc). Proposals may involve clinical populations, animals, or computational modeling only if the work has direct impact on basic issues of human perception, action, or cognition.

 

Note: The June proposal window is only for workshop and conference proposals, not for research proposals. Proposals for workshops and conferences that will be held less than one year after submission may be returned without review.

 

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 25.

 

More Info: http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=5686

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Title: Fund for the Advancement of the Discipline (FAD)

Sponsor: American Sociological Association (ASA)

Deadline: 05/25/2015

Amount: $7,000

 

Description: ASA invites submissions for FAD awards. Supported by the ASA through a matching grant from the National Science Foundation, the goal of this project is to nurture the development of scientific knowledge by funding small, groundbreaking research initiatives and other important scientific research activities such as conferences. FAD awards provide scholars with “seed money" for innovative research that has the potential for challenging the discipline, stimulating new lines of research, and creating new networks of scientific collaboration. The award is intended to provide opportunities for substantive and methodological breakthroughs, broaden the dissemination of scientific knowledge, and provide leverage for acquisition of additional research funds.

 

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 25.

 

More Info: http://www.asanet.org/funding/fad.cfm

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Title: Research on the Health Determinants and Consequences of Violence and its Prevention, Particularly Firearm Violence (R03) (PA-13-368)

Sponsor: National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Deadline: 05/26/2015

Amount: $100,000/2 yrs. (direct costs)

 

Description: This funding opportunity announcement (FOA) spans across the missions of several NIH Institutes and Centers (ICs) and Offices, and includes basic neuroscience and basic behavioral research, clinical and translational studies, intervention development at the individual, family and community level, efficacy trials of interventions based on evidence from basic and translational studies, and research to identify the best ways to disseminate and implement efficacious and evidence-based interventions in real-world settings. While this FOA covers all of the areas mentioned above, particular consideration will be given to applications that propose studies of the intersection that focus on the various types of violence (homicide, suicide, youth and gang-related, intimate partner) and firearms. 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/PA-13-368.html

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Title: Research on the Health Determinants and Consequences of Violence and its Prevention, Particularly Firearm Violence (R21) (PA-13-369)

Sponsor: National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Deadline: 05/26/2015

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

 

Description: This funding opportunity announcement (FOA) spans across the missions of several NIH Institutes and Centers (ICs) and Offices, and includes basic neuroscience and basic behavioral research, clinical and translational studies, intervention development at the individual, family and community level, efficacy trials of interventions based on evidence from basic and translational studies, and research to identify the best ways to disseminate and implement efficacious and evidence-based interventions in real-world settings. While this FOA covers all of the areas mentioned above, particular consideration will be given to applications that propose studies of the intersection that focus on the various types of violence (homicide, suicide, youth and gang-related, intimate partner) and firearms. 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.

 

More Info: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-13-369.html

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Title: Implications of New Digital Media Use for Underage Drinking, Drinking-Related Behaviors, and Prevention Research (R21) (PA-13-263)

Sponsor: National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Deadline: 05/26/2015

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

 

Description: This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) encourages R21 research grant applications from institutions/organizations that propose to investigate whether, and how, heavy involvement in new digital media usage, particularly social media and social networking sites, may influence adolescent alcohol use and drinking patterns, as well as drinking-related problems. This FOA also encourages applications proposing to explore the ways in which new digital media may be utilized as platforms for preventive interventions aimed at underage drinking and related problems. 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.

 

More Info: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-13-263.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. for 5 yrs.

 

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 Interest directly to the sponsor by May 17.

 

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

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Title: Publishing Historical Records in Documentary Editions (EDITIONS-201506)

Sponsor: National Archives - National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC)

Deadline: 05/27/2015

Amount: $30,000-$200,000

 

Description: NHPRC seeks proposals to publish documentary editions of historical records. Projects may focus on the papers of major figures from American history or cover broad historical movements in politics, military, business, social reform, the arts, and other aspects of the national experience. The historical value of the records and their expected usefulness to broad audiences must justify the costs of the project. The goal of this program is to provide access to, and editorial context for, the historical documents and records that tell the American story. The NHPRC encourages projects, whenever possible and appropriate, to provide access to these materials in a free and open online environment, without precluding other forms of publication. Grants are awarded for collecting, describing, preserving, compiling, editing, and publishing documentary source materials in print and online.

 

Note: There are two deadlines for this opportunity. Projects currently receiving funds from the NHPRC may apply at either deadline. Projects not currently receiving funds from the NHPRC must apply against the second deadline (10/8/2015).

 

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.

 

More Info: http://www.archives.gov/nhprc/announcement/editions.html

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Title: F. J. McGuigan Dissertation Award

Sponsor: American Psychological Foundation (APF)

Deadline: 06/01/2015

Amount: $2,000

 

Description: APF is seeking applications for the F. J. McGuigan Dissertation Award, which supports dissertation research that addresses any aspect of mental function (e.g., cognition, affect, motivation) and should utilize behavioral and/or neuroscientific methods. Proposed research should be compatible with McGuigan’s overall goals and may fall within any area of contemporary behavioral or brain science (including more recent forms of cognitive psychology).

 

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

 

More Info: http://www.apa.org/apf/funding/mcguigan-dissertation.aspx

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Title: Award for Distinguished Graduate Student In Professional Psychology

Sponsor: America Psychological Association (ASA)

Deadline: 06/01/2015

Amount: Unspecified

 

Description: The Award for Distinguished Graduate Student in Professional Psychology is awarded on an annual basis by the Board of Professional Affairs (BPA) and the American Psychological Association of Graduate Students (APAGS) to a graduate student who has demonstrated outstanding practice and application of psychology.

 

How to Apply: Submit nominations directly to the sponsor by June 1. See the award announcement for a complete list of materials to be submitted with the application.

 

More Info: http://www.apa.org/about/awards/grad-profpsyc.aspx?

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Title: Archaeology - Senior Research (PD 98-1391)

Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)

Deadline: 06/10/2015

Amount: Unspecified

 

Description: The goal of the Archaeology Program is to fund research which furthers anthropologically relevant archaeological knowledge. While within the broad range of “archaeology” the focus is on projects judged to be significant from an anthropological perspective, the Program sets no priorities based on time period, geographic region or specific research topic. The Archaeology Program holds a twice yearly competition to provide support for senior investigator archaeological research. Grants are normally two to three years in duration. In the US Government fiscal year 2014, the average award (including both direct and indirect costs) was approximately $178,000 with individual grants ranging from $48,872 to $349,964 in size.

 

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=11690

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Title: Criminal Justice Section Awards

Sponsor: American Psychological Association (APA)

Deadline: 06/15/2015

Amount: Unspecified

 

Description: The Criminal Justice Section presents four annual awards: Outstanding Psychology Student Award, Outstanding Dissertation Award, Early Career Achievement Award, and Outstanding Clinician Award. The awards are presented at the Criminal Justice Section business meeting at the APA Convention.  They recognize psychologists and students who take an active role in furthering the field through research and clinical work.

 

How to Apply: Submit nominations directly to the sponsor by June 15. See the award announcement for a complete list of materials to be submitted with the application.

 

More Info: http://www.apadivisions.org/division-18/awards/criminal-justice.aspx?tab=1

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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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