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COLA Grants Digest: May 19, 2015

Tue, May 19, 2015

COLA Grants Digest: May 19, 2015

 

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: 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: 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: 2015-16 Stanford East Asia Library Travel Grants

Sponsor: Stanford University Libraries

Deadline: 07/01/2015

Amount: $750 per trip

 

Description: The East Asia Library at Stanford University is now accepting applications for its 2015-16 library travel grants. The purpose of these grants is to assist scholars from outside the greater San Francisco Bay Area in accessing the Stanford East Asia Library collections for research. Funded by the Department of Education Title VI program, the Stanford Center for East Asian Studies will award up to six grants on a competitive basis to help defray the cost of travel and lodging for scholars of East Asia at other institutions who wish to utilize the collections at the Stanford East Asia Library.

 

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: https://library.stanford.edu/eal/2015-16-stanford-east-asia-library-travel-grants

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Title: Law and Social Sciences (LSS) Interdisciplinary Postdoctoral Fellowships (NSF 15-514)

Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)

Deadline: 07/13/2015

Amount: $80,000 (direct costs)

 

Description: The LSS Program at the NSF supports social scientific studies of law and law-like systems of rules. Successful proposals describe research that advances scientific theory and understanding of the connections between law or legal processes and human behavior. LSS Interdisciplinary Postdoctoral Fellowships are intended to facilitate the training of interdisciplinary scholars. Proposals should be submitted by two or more faculty scholars from different academic disciplines who will work with the postdoctoral fellow on a single project of relevance to LSS. Funds will support the participation of a postdoctoral fellow who will receive training and research experience in this interdisciplinary context.

 

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 July 13.

 

More Info: http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=504727&org=NSF&sel_org=NSF&from=fund

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Title: Law and Social Sciences (LSS) Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Grants (DDRIG) (NSF 15-514)

Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)

Deadline: 07/13/2015

Amount: $20,000 (direct costs)

 

Description: The LSS Program at the NSF supports social scientific studies of law and law-like systems of rules. Successful proposals describe research that advances scientific theory and understanding of the connections between law or legal processes and human behavior. LSS DDRIG awards provide funds for dissertation research expenses not normally available through the doctoral student's university. Awards are not intended to cover the full costs of a student's doctoral dissertation research. Project budgets should be developed at scales appropriate for the work to be conducted and may only include costs directly associated with the conduct of dissertation research.

 

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 13.

 

More Info: http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=504727&org=NSF&sel_org=NSF&from=fund

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Title: Geography and Spatial Sciences Program - Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Awards (GSS-DDRI) (NSF 14-538)

Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)

Deadline: 07/23/2015

Amount: $16,000

 

Description: The goals of the NSF GSS Program are the following: 1) To promote scientific research in geography and the spatial sciences that advances theory and basic understanding and that addresses the challenges facing society; 2) To promote the integration of geographers and spatial scientists in interdisciplinary research; 3) To promote education and training of geographers and spatial scientists in order to enhance the capabilities of current and future generations of researchers; and 4) To promote the development and use of scientific methods and tools for geographic research. GSS sponsors research on the geographic distributions and interactions of human, physical, and biotic systems on Earth. Investigators are encouraged to propose plans for research about the nature, causes, and consequences of human activity and natural environmental processes across a range of scales. Projects on a variety of topics qualify for support if they offer promise of contributing to scholarship by enhancing geographical knowledge, concepts, theories, methods, and their application to societal problems and concerns.

 

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 23.

 

More Info: http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=503621&org=NSF&sel_org=NSF&from=fund

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Title: Sociology (PD 98-1331)

Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)

Deadline: 07/24/2015

Amount: Unspecified

 

Description: The Sociology Program supports basic research on all forms of human social organization -- societies, institutions, groups and demography -- and processes of individual and institutional change. The Program encourages theoretically focused empirical investigations aimed at improving the explanation of fundamental social processes. Included is research on organizations and organizational behavior, population dynamics, social movements, social groups, labor force participation, stratification and mobility, family, social networks, socialization, gender roles, and the sociology of science and technology. The Program supports both original data collections and secondary data analysis that use the full range of quantitative and qualitative methodological tools. Theoretically grounded projects that offer methodological innovations and improvements for data collection and analysis are also welcomed.

 

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 July 24.

 

More Info: http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=5369&org=NSF&sel_org=NSF&from=fund

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Title: Cultural Anthropology - Senior Research (PD 98-1390)

Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)

Deadline: 07/24/2015

Amount: $100,000/yr.

 

Description: The primary objective of the Cultural Anthropology Program is to support basic scientific research on the causes, consequences, and complexities of human social and cultural variability. Anthropological research spans a wide gamut, and contemporary cultural anthropology is an arena in which diverse research traditions and methodologies are valid. Recognizing the breadth of the field’s contributions to science, the Cultural Anthropology Program welcomes proposals for empirically grounded, theoretically engaged, and methodologically sophisticated research in all sub-fields of cultural anthropology. Because the National Science Foundation’s mandate is to support basic research, the NSF Cultural Anthropology Program does not fund research that takes as its primary goal improved clinical practice or applied policy.

 

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 July 24.

 

More Info: http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=5388&org=NSF&sel_org=NSF&from=fund

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Title: Cultural Anthropology Program - Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Grants (CA-DDRIG) (NSF 15-556)

Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)

Deadline: 07/27/2015

Amount: $20,000 (direct costs)

 

Description: The primary objective of the Cultural Anthropology Program is to support basic scientific research on the causes, consequences, and complexities of human social and cultural variability. Anthropological research spans a wide gamut, and contemporary cultural anthropology is an arena in which diverse research traditions and methodologies are valid. Recognizing the breadth of the field's contributions to science, the Cultural Anthropology Program welcomes proposals for empirically grounded, theoretically engaged, and methodologically sophisticated research in all sub-fields of cultural anthropology. Because the National Science Foundation's mandate is to support basic research, the NSF Cultural Anthropology Program does not fund research that takes as its primary goal improved clinical practice or applied policy.

 

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 27.

 

More Info: http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=505057&org=NSF

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Title: Economics (PD 98-1320)

Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)

Deadline: 07/28/2015

Amount: Unspecified

 

Description: The Economics program supports research designed to improve the understanding of the processes and institutions of the U.S. economy and of the world system of which it is a part. This program also strengthens both empirical and theoretical economic analysis as well as the methods for rigorous research on economic behavior. It supports research in almost every area of economics, including econometrics, economic history, environmental economics, finance, industrial organization, international economics, labor economics, macroeconomics, mathematical economics, and public finance. The Economics program welcomes proposals for individual or multi-investigator research projects, doctoral dissertation improvement awards, conferences, workshops, symposia, experimental research, data collection and dissemination, computer equipment and other instrumentation, and research experience for undergraduates. The program places a high priority on interdisciplinary 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 by July 28.

 

More Info: http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=5437&org=NSF&sel_org=NSF&from=fund

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Title: Library Travel Grants

Sponsor: Center for Latin American Studies - University of Florida

Deadline: 07/30/2015

Amount: $1,000

 

Description: Their purpose is to enable faculty researchers from other U.S. colleges and universities to use the extensive resources of the Latin American and Caribbean Collection in the University of Florida Libraries, thereby enhancing its value as a national resource. Grantees are expected to remain in Gainesville for at least one week and, following their stay, submit a brief (2–3 pp.) report on how their work at UF Libraries enriched their research project and offer suggestions for possible improvements of the Latin American Collection. Applicants must be US citizens or permanent residents.

 

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

 

More Info: http://www.latam.ufl.edu/academics/financial-support/library-travel-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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