College of Liberal Arts

COLA Grants Digest: March 31, 2015

Tue, Mar 31, 2015

COLA Grants Digest: March 31, 2015

 

Announcements

 

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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Workshop: NSF Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Grants (DDRIGs)

April 13, 2015, 1-3 PM, GEB 3.312

 

This workshop is intended for graduate students interested in preparing an NSF DDRIG application, especially for those who are planning to submit an application during the summer of 2015. Faculty advisors interested in understanding the DDRIG process are also invited to attend this session. You will learn what the various components of the application are and how to complete them. We will also discuss how to access and complete your application in FastLane and how to get your application submitted through UT’s Office of Sponsored Projects (OSP).

 

How to register: Please RSVP to Jason Leubner (jsn.leubner@austin.utexas.edu) by April 9.

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Funding Opportunities

 

Title: Scott Mesh Honorary Grant for Research in Psychology

Sponsor: American Psychological Association of Graduate Students (APAGS)

Deadline: 05/06/2015

Amount: $1,000

 

Description: This grant is intended to support dissertation research leading to a doctoral degree in the field of psychology. APAGS grants and awards are available to graduate student members of APAGS who are enrolled at least half-time as a student in good standing at a regionally accredited university.

 

How to Apply: Apply directly to the sponsor by May 6. See the grant announcement for a complete list of materials to be submitted with the application.

 

More Info: http://www.apa.org/about/awards/apags-mesh.aspx?tab=1

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Title: Ellin Bloch and Pierre Ritchie Diversity Dissertation Grant

Sponsor: American Psychological Association of Graduate Students (APAGS)

Deadline: 05/06/2015

Amount: $1,000

 

Description: This grant was established to encourage excellence in research within the field of psychology concerning issues of diversity, such as varied ethnic backgrounds, women's issues, ageism, sexual orientation, and disability. Funds for this $1,000 grant must be used to support proposed research, rather than to reward a completed, or nearly completed dissertation. The recipient will be invited to serve on the selection committee for the following year's applicants.

 

How to Apply: Apply directly to the sponsor by May 6. See the grant announcement for a complete list of materials to be submitted with the application.

 

More Info: http://www.apa.org/about/awards/apags-divdissert.aspx?tab=1

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Title: Research and Evaluation on Trafficking in Persons (NIJ-2015-3989)

Sponsor: Department of Justice (DOJ) – National Institute of Justice (NIJ)

Deadline: 05/06/2015

Amount: Unspecified

 

Description: NIJ is seeking proposals for research and evaluation projects that support and inform federal, State, local, and tribal criminal justice agencies and victim service providers in responding to the challenges that trafficking in persons (hereinafter “trafficking in persons,” “human trafficking,” or “trafficking”) poses in their jurisdictions. NIJ is particularly interested in research responding to the following priority areas: 1) Fostering partnerships between researchers and trafficking survivors; 2) Evaluation of the Enhanced Collaborative Model Human Trafficking Task Forces; 3) Perception of human trafficking victimization in courts (judges, jurors, prosecutors); 4) The extent to which existing crime reporting and data systems capture the human trafficking victimization that occurs in a particular jurisdiction; and 5) Trafficking and sex offender registries.

 

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 6.

 

More Info: https://www.ncjrs.gov/pdffiles1/nij/sl001160.pdf

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Title: Pain in Aging (R01) (PA-13-058)

Sponsor: National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Deadline: 05/15/2015

Amount: Unspecified

 

Description: This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) encourages Research Project Grant (R01) applications from institutions/organizations that propose to study pain from an aging perspective, including studies of older populations, studies of age differences and age-related changes in pain processes and experiences, and studies of pain treatment and management in older adults. This FOA particularly encourages studies on: 1) mechanisms and predictors of pain experience in aging; 2) development and evaluation of pain assessment tools for older adults or older model organisms; and 3) development and evaluation of pain management strategies in older adults, with particular attention to the challenges associated with treating pain in patients with multiple morbidities. Studies may address a variety of approaches and outcomes including biological (i.e., genetic, molecular, neurobiological), clinical, behavioral, psychological, and social factors. Both animal models (especially aged animals) and human subjects are appropriate for this FOA. 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-13-058.html

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Title: Reducing the Duration of Untreated Psychosis in the United States (R01) (PAR-13-187)

Sponsor: National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Deadline: 05/15/2015

Amount: Unspecified

 

Description: Approximately 100,000 adolescents and young adults in the United States experience a first episode of psychosis (FEP) every year. The early phase of psychotic illness is widely viewed as a critical opportunity for indicated prevention, and a chance to alter the downward trajectory and poor outcomes associated with serious mental disorders such as schizophrenia. The timing of treatment is critical; short and long-term outcomes are better when individuals begin treatment close to the onset of psychosis. In the U.S. treatment is typically delayed between one and three years, suggesting that many FEP persons are missing a critical opportunity to benefit from early intervention. This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) with set-aside funds will support R01 grants that test reproducible strategies for substantially reducing he duration of underrated psychosis among persons with FEP by removing significant bottlenecks in the pathway to specialty FEP care. 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 by May 5.

 

More Info: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-13-187.html

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Title: Aging Research Dissertation Awards to Increase Diversity (R36) (PAR-13-152)

Sponsor: National Institutes of Health (NIH) - National Institute of Aging (NIA)

Deadline: 05/26/2015

Amount: $22,476/yr., 2 yrs. (stipend) plus up to $20,000 in additional expenses

 

Description: The National Institute on Aging (NIA) announces this continuing initiative to provide dissertation awards to increase diversity in the scientific research workforce engaged in research on aging and aging-related health conditions within NIA's strategic priorities. The R36 funding mechanism supports dissertation research costs of students in accredited research doctoral programs in the United States (including Puerto Rico and other U.S. territories or possessions). Dissertation awards are not renewable.

 

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 May 26.

 

More Info: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-13-152.html

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Title: Drug Abuse Dissertation Research (R36) (PAR-13-182)

Sponsor: National Institutes of Health (NIH) - National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)

Deadline: 05/26/2015

Amount: $50,000/yr., 2 yrs. (direct costs)

 

Description: The purpose of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to invite applications for support of drug abuse doctoral dissertation research. Areas of focus include research on basic and clinical neuroscience and behavior, developmental trajectories, epidemiology, prevention, treatment, services, and/or women and sex/gender differences. It is hoped that this program will ultimately facilitate the entry of promising new investigators into the field of drug abuse research and promote transdisciplinary collaborations. The R36 funding mechanism supports dissertation research costs of students in accredited research doctoral programs in the United States (including Puerto Rico and other U.S. territories or possessions). Dissertation awards are not renewable.

 

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 May 26.

 

More Info: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-13-182.html

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Title: Pain in Aging (R21) (PA-13-059)

Sponsor: National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Deadline: 05/26/2015

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

 

Description: This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) encourages Exploratory/Developmental Research Grant (R21) applications from institutions/organizations that propose to study pain from an aging perspective, including studies of older populations, studies of age differences and age-related changes in pain processes and experiences, and studies of pain treatment and management in older adults. This FOA particularly encourages studies on: 1) mechanisms and predictors of pain experience in aging; 2) development and evaluation of pain assessment tools for older adults or older model organisms; and 3) development and evaluation of pain management strategies in older adults, with particular attention to the challenges associated with treating pain in patients with multiple morbidities. Studies may address a variety of approaches and outcomes including biological (i.e., genetic, molecular, neurobiological), clinical, behavioral, psychological, and social factors. Both animal models (especially aged animals) and human subjects are appropriate for this FOA. 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-13-059.html

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Title: Pain in Aging (R03) (PA-13-060)

Sponsor: National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Deadline: 05/26/2015

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

 

Description: This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) encourages Small Grant (R03) applications from institutions/organizations that propose to study pain from an aging perspective, including studies of older populations, studies of age differences and age-related changes in pain processes and experiences, and studies of pain treatment and management in older adults. This FOA particularly encourages studies on: 1) mechanisms and predictors of pain experience in aging; 2) development and evaluation of pain assessment tools for older adults or older model organisms; and 3) development and evaluation of pain management strategies in older adults, with particular attention to the challenges associated with treating pain in patients with multiple morbidities. Studies may address a variety of approaches and outcomes including biological (i.e., genetic, molecular, neurobiological), clinical, behavioral, psychological, and social factors. Both animal models (especially aged animals) and human subjects are appropriate for this FOA. 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-13-060.html

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Title: Reducing the Duration of Untreated Psychosis in the United States (R34) (PAR-13-188)

Sponsor: National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Deadline: 05/26/2015

Amount: $450,000/3 yrs. (direct costs)

 

Description: Approximately 100,000 adolescents and young adults in the United States experience a first episode of psychosis (FEP) every year. The early phase of psychotic illness is widely viewed as a critical opportunity for indicated prevention, and a chance to alter the downward trajectory and poor outcomes associated with serious mental disorders such as schizophrenia. The timing of treatment is critical; short and long-term outcomes are better when individuals begin treatment close to the onset of psychosis. In the U.S. treatment is typically delayed between one and three years, suggesting that many FEP persons are missing a critical opportunity to benefit from early intervention. This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) will support R34 grants that: 1) identify a baseline rate of duration of underrated psychosis (DUP) in community treatment systems that include evidence-based specialty care programs for FEP; 2) map referral pathways to FEP care, 3) identify gaps and bottlenecks in the referral pathway, and 4) develop and pilot test feasible strategies for substantially reducing DUP among persons with FEP. The R34 funding mechanism provides support for the initial development of a clinical trial or research project, including the establishment of the research team; the development of tools for data management and oversight of the research; the development of a trial design or experimental research designs and other essential elements of the study or project, such as the protocol, recruitment strategies, procedure manuals and collection of feasibility data.

 

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 by May 15.

 

More Info: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-13-188.html

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Title: One-Month Research Stipends

Sponsor: Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection

Deadline: 06/01/2015

Amount: $3,000

 

Description: Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection offers One-Month Research Stipends of $3,000 to scholars holding the Ph.D. or other relevant terminal degree (e.g., MLArch for Garden and Landscape studies applicants) and working on research projects in Byzantine studies, Pre-Columbian studies, or Garden and Landscape studies. One-Month Research Stipends are available to scholars engaged in advanced research in one of Dumbarton Oaks' three subject specialties or in related areas for which use of books, objects, or other materials in the collections of its library, museum, or archives is necessary.

 

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.doaks.org/research/fellowships-and-grants/one-month-research-stipends

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Title: Research Internship

Sponsor: The Carter Center

Deadline: 06/15/2015

Amount: Unspecified

 

Description: The Research Department supports President Carter and The Carter Center on delving into such broad subjects as the environment, religion, government, politics, and history for upcoming projects or publications. The Research intern will work directly with the Research Director on a wide range of topics, with projects varying considerably depending on what President Carter and The Carter Center are pursuing at the time of internship. Past projects of the Research Department have included studying the Arab-Israeli conflict or examining the relationship between religion and ecology. The Research Intern maintains a special focus in assisting President Carter with his scholarly activities and his upcoming publications, including future books and academic relationships. Qualified interns should have strong writing and research skills, in addition to an interest in history, government, and international affairs.

 

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

 

More Info: http://www.cartercenter.org/involved/internship/operations-internships/research.html

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Title: Wiley Award for Excellence in Survey Research

Sponsor: Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology (SIOP)

Deadline: 06/30/2015

Amount: $2,000

 

Description: The Wiley Award recognizes excellence and innovation in the design of survey research methods or techniques that will improve organizational effectiveness and performance. Innovation and excellence can be visible in: overall survey research purpose, instrument design, populations or samples surveyed, method of survey administration, reporting of results, and/or in the use of survey results to affect positive organizational change.  Preference will be given to work that demonstrates excellence and innovation in multiple phases of the survey research process (including design of employee or customer survey research methods or techniques) and that documents positive impact on team, business unit, or total organizational development, effectiveness, and performance.

 

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

 

More Info: http://www.siop.org/SIOPAwards/wileyaward.aspx

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Title: Sidney A. Fine Grant for Research on Job Analysis

Sponsor: Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology (SIOP)

Deadline: 06/30/2015

Amount: $5,000

 

Description: The SIOP Foundation is pleased to announce funding for the Sidney A. Fine Grant for Research on Job Analysis. This grant is for research on analytic strategies to study jobs and is designed to support research that will further the usefulness of analytic strategies to study jobs, especially as to the nature of job content and organizational structures in which work is performed. In this context, research may take many forms including, but not limited to, bibliographic, empirical, methodological, model development, and theoretical investigations.

 

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

 

More Info: http://www.siop.org/siopawards/fine.aspx

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Title: Douglas W. Bray and Ann Howard Research Grant

Sponsor: Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology (SIOP)

Deadline: 06/30/2015

Amount: $10,000

 

Description: The Douglas W. Bray and Ann Howard Research Grant is designed to support research on assessment center methods as well as research into the development of managers and leaders. The grant may focus on the assessment method (e.g., simulations and other techniques that rely on the observation of behavior), the content area of interest (e.g., managerial career advancement, leadership development), or preferably both.

 

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

 

More Info: http://www.siop.org/siopawards/bray_howard.aspx

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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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