College of Liberal Arts

COLA Grants Digest: May 12, 2015

Tue, May 12, 2015

COLA Grants Digest: May 12, 2015

 

Funding Opportunities

 

Title: Holberg Prize 2016

Sponsor: Holberg Prize

Deadline: 06/15/2015

Amount: $646,000

 

Description: The Holberg Board is inviting nominations for the Holberg Prize. The prize is awarded for outstanding scholarly work in the academic fields of the arts and humanities, social science, law, and theology. The Holberg Prize was established by the Norwegian Parliament in 2003 and is awarded annually. The prize may be awarded both for work within a particular academic discipline and for work of a cross disciplinary nature. The prize winner must have had a decisive influence on international research. Scholars holding positions at universities and other research institutions, including academies, are entitled to nominate candidates to the Prize. Nominations are strictly confidential and should not be disclosed to the nominee or to others at any time.

 

How to Apply: Submit nominations 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://holbergprisen.no/en/call-nomination-holberg-prize-2016

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Title: CINTAS Fellowships in Architecture, Creative Writing, Music Composition, and Visual Arts

Sponsor: CINTAS Foundation

Deadline: 07/01/2015

Amount: Unspecified

 

Description: CINTAS Fellowships acknowledge creative accomplishments and encourage excellence in architecture, literature, music composition, and the visual arts. Eligibility is limited to artists of Cuban citizenship or direct descent (having a Cuban parent or grandparent). Applications are reviewed by panels of qualified members from each artistic discipline. The Board of the CINTAS Foundation, Inc., awards fellowships based on the recommendations of the panels. CINTAS Fellows are free to pursue their artistic activities as indicated in their application. The fellowships are not awarded for academic study or research, or to performing artists.

 

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

 

More Info: http://www.cintasfoundation.org/index.php/fellowships

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Title: Consortium for Faculty Diversity in Liberal Arts Colleges - Fellowships

Sponsor: Gettysburg College

Deadline: 07/01/2015

Amount: Unspecified

 

Description: Applications are invited in all disciplines of the liberal arts. Fellowship recipients must be either U.S. citizens or permanent residents committed to and willing to contribute to enhancing the diversity of Consortium colleges and their faculties. Furthermore, candidates should have no more than five years of teaching or relevant experience before the starting date of the most recent fellowship. Two types of residential fellowship awards are available under this program: 1) The Dissertation Fellowship; and 2) The Postdoctoral Fellowship.

 

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

 

More Info: http://www.gettysburg.edu/about/offices/provost/cfd/current-past-scholars/

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Title: Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA) Individual Predoctoral Fellowship (Parent F31) (PA-14-147)

Sponsor: National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Deadline: 07/17/2015

Amount: Stipend, Tuition & Fees, Institutional Allowance

 

Description: The purpose of the Kirschstein-NRSA predoctoral fellowship (F31) award is to enable promising predoctoral students to obtain individualized, mentored research training from outstanding faculty sponsors while conducting dissertation research in scientific health-related fields relevant to the missions of the participating NIH Institutes and Centers. The proposed mentored research training must reflect the applicant’s dissertation research project and is expected to clearly enhance the individual’s potential to develop into a productive, independent research scientist. The F31 funding mechanism provides predoctoral individuals with supervised research training in specified health and health-related areas leading toward the research degree (e.g., Ph.D.).

 

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 July 17.

 

More Info: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-14-147.html

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Title: Research Grants

Sponsor: The Harry Frank Guggenheim Foundation

Deadline: 08/01/2015

Amount: $15,000-$40,000/yr., 1-2 yrs.

 

Description: The foundation welcomes proposals from any of the natural and social sciences and the humanities that promise to increase understanding of the causes, manifestations, and control of violence and aggression. Highest priority is given to research that can increase understanding and amelioration of urgent problems of violence and aggression in the modern world. Questions that interest the foundation concern violence and aggression in relation to social change, intergroup conflict, war, terrorism, crime, and family relationships, among other subjects.

 

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

 

More Info: http://www.hfg.org/rg/guidelines.htm

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Title: Research Fellowships & Grants

Sponsor: John F. Kennedy Library Foundation

Deadline: 08/15/2015

Amount: Varies

 

Description: The John F. Kennedy Library Foundation offers competitive research fellowships and grants every year to scholars and students who wish to make use of the archival holdings (including audiovisual materials) of the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum. Candidates may apply for only one fellowship in a given year: 1) Marjorie Kovler Research Fellowship; 2) Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr. Research Fellowship; 3) Abba P. Schwartz Research Fellowship; 4) Theodore C. Sorensen Research Fellowship; and 5) Ernest Hemingway Research Grants.

 

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

 

More Info: http://www.jfklibrary.org/Research/Research-Grants-and-Fellowships.aspx

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Title: Grants

Sponsor: Sociological Initiatives Foundation

Deadline: 08/15/2015

Amount: $10,000-$20,000

 

Description: The Sociological Initiatives Foundation was established to support research that furthers social change, including language learning and behavior and its intersection with social and policy questions. The Foundation specifically supports research that focuses on impacting: 1) Social policy; 2) Institutional and educational practices; 3) Linguistic issues (e.g. literacy, language loss and maintenance, language policy, language and national security, bilingualism, language and gender, language and law, language disabilities, language and health, language and education, different language cultures); and 4) Community capacity and the organization of previously unorganized groups. The Foundation supports projects that address institutional rather than individual or behavioral change. It seeks to fund research and initiatives that provide insight into sociological and linguistic issues that can be useful to specific groups and or communities.

 

How to Apply: Submit concept papers directly to the sponsor by August 15. If you are invited to submit a full proposal (due in November), 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 in advance of the deadline.

 

More Info: http://www.sifoundation.org/guidelines/

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Title: Enduring Questions (CFDA 45.163)

Sponsor: National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH)

Deadline: 08/20/2015

Amount: $22,000-$38,000

 

Description: The NEH Enduring Questions grant program supports faculty members in the preparation of a new course on a fundamental concern of human life as addressed by the humanities. This question-driven course would encourage undergraduates and teachers to join together in a deep and sustained program of reading in order to encounter influential ideas, works, and thinkers over the centuries.

 

How to Apply: Contact your departmental Grants and Contracts Specialist or Kathy Thatcher (thatcher@austin.utexas.edu) in Liberal Arts Grants Services and return the Proposal Review Form by August 20.

 

More Info: http://www.neh.gov/grants/education/enduring-questions

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Title: Documenting Endangered Languages - Senior Research (NSF 15-567)

Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)

Deadline: 08/25/2015

Amount: $12,000-$150,000/yr., 1-3 yrs.

 

Description: This funding partnership between the NSF and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) supports projects to develop and advance knowledge concerning endangered human languages. Made urgent by the imminent death of roughly half of the approximately 7,000 currently used languages, this effort aims to exploit advances in information technology to build computational infrastructure for endangered language research. The program supports projects that contribute to data management and archiving, and to the development of the next generation of researchers. Funding can support fieldwork and other activities relevant to the digital recording, documenting, and archiving of endangered languages, including the preparation of lexicons, grammars, text samples, and databases.

 

How to Apply: Contact your departmental Grants and Contracts Specialist or Kathy Thatcher (thatcher@austin.utexas.edu) in Liberal Arts Grants Services and return the Proposal Review Form by August 25.

 

More Info: http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=12816

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Title: Documenting Endangered Languages - Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Grant (DDRIG) (NSF 15-567)

Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)

Deadline: 08/25/2015

Amount: $15,000/1-2 yrs. (direct costs)

 

Description: This funding partnership between the NSF and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) supports projects to develop and advance knowledge concerning endangered human languages. Made urgent by the imminent death of roughly half of the approximately 7,000 currently used languages, this effort aims to exploit advances in information technology to build computational infrastructure for endangered language research. The program supports projects that contribute to data management and archiving, and to the development of the next generation of researchers. Funding can support fieldwork and other activities relevant to the digital recording, documenting, and archiving of endangered languages, including the preparation of lexicons, grammars, text samples, and databases.

 

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 August 25.

 

More Info: http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=12816

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Title: Digital Humanities Start-Up Grants (CFDA 45.169)

Sponsor: National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH)

Deadline: 08/26/2015

Amount: $5,000-$30,000 (Level 1); $30,001-$60,000 (Level 2)

 

Description:  The Digital Humanities Start-Up Grants program awards relatively small grants to support the planning stages of innovative projects that promise to benefit the humanities. Proposals should be for the planning or initial stages of digital initiatives in any area of the humanities. Innovation is a hallmark of this grant category, which incorporates the “high risk/high reward” paradigm often used by funding agencies in the sciences. NEH is requesting proposals for projects that take some risks in the pursuit of innovation and excellence. Digital Humanities Start-Up Grants should result in plans, prototypes, or proofs of concept for long-term digital humanities projects prior to implementation.

 

How to Apply: Contact your departmental Grants and Contracts Specialist or Kathy Thatcher (thatcher@austin.utexas.edu) in Liberal Arts Grants Services and return the Proposal Review Form by August 26.

 

More Info: http://www.neh.gov/grants/odh/digital-humanities-start-grants

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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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