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International Research Funding Alert December 2015

Title: Jordan Water Conservation Activity Agency for International Development
Sponsor: Jordan USAID-Amman
Deadline: December 18, 2015
Location: Overseas
Amount: $30,000,000
Website: http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=279708
Summary: The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) is seeking applications from qualified organizations to provide technical assistance and support to USAID/Jordan Water Conservation Activity (WCA). To be eligible for the award, the applicant must provide all information as required in ththe NOFO and meet eligibility standards in Section C of this NOFO. This funding opportunity will be posted on www.grants.gov, and may be amended. Potential applicants should regularly check the website to ensure they have the latest information pertaining to this notice of funding opportunity. Applicants will need to have available or download Adobe program to their computers in order to view and save the Adobe forms properly. It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure that the entire NOFO has been received from the internet in its entirety and USAID bears no responsibility for data errors resulting from transmission or conversion process. If you have difficulty registering on www.grants.gov or accessing the NOFO, please contact the Grants.gov Helpdesk at 1-800-518-4726 or via email at support@grants.gov for technical assistance. USAID/Jordan intends to host a Pre-Application Conference to provide information regarding this Funding Opportunity and to address questions and requests for clarification. The conference will be held in Washington, DC and is open to all potential applicants.
Title: Civic Engagement Activity in Mali
Sponsor: Agency for International Development Mali USAID-Bamako
Deadline: December 23, 2015
Location: Mali
Amount: $12,000,000
Website: http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=280127
Summary: This Activity aims to improve public accountability in Mali by increasing and strengthening citizens' role in the process. This goal will be achieved by 1) strengthening mechanisms of bottom-up social accountability, 2) strengthening Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) partnerships with the government and the private sector to develop public policy and advance issues of common interest, and 3) strengthen citizens' understanding of their rights and responsibilities, and empower them to engage with government actors. A primary measure of the success of these activities will be the extent to which they contribute to measurably more responsive and accountable service delivery at the sub-national level.
Title: U.S. Mission to Mexico: Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation Department of State
Sponsor: Department of State
Deadline: December 31, 2015
Location: Mexico
Amount: $200,000
Website: http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=280214
Summary: The U.S. Mission to Mexico is pleased to issue a notice of funding opportunity for the Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation. Please carefully follow all instructions below. Administration of this program will be subject to the availability of funds for fiscal year (FY) 2016.Purpose of the Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation (AFCP): The AFCP supports the preservation of cultural sites, cultural objects, and forms of traditional cultural expression in more than 100 countries around the world, including Mexico. AFCP-supported projects include the restoration of ancient and historic buildings, assessment and conservation of rare manuscripts and museum collections, preservation and protection of important archaeological sites, and the documentation of vanishing traditional craft techniques and indigenous languages.Cultural heritage endures as a reminder of the contributions and historical experiences of humanity. By taking a leading role in efforts to preserve cultural heritage, the U.S. shows its respect for other cultures.
Title: Enabling US-Netherlands Collaboration for Privacy Research
Sponsor: National Science Foundation
Deadline: January 15, 2016
Location: U.S. and Netherlands
Amount: TBD
Website: http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2016/nsf16027/nsf16027.jsp?WT.mc_id=USNSF_25&WT.mc_ev=click
Summary: The National Science Foundation (NSF) and Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) encourage the submission of joint research proposals, one for US-based researchers to collaborate with Netherlands-based researchers, and one for Netherlands-based researchers to collaborate with US-based researchers. The research topics should fit the privacy research goals of NSF's Secure and Trustworthy Cyberspace (SaTC) program. NSF expects to fund a small number of EArly-Concept Grants for Exploratory Research (EAGER) proposals to enable U.S.-based researchers to collaborate with Netherlands-based researchers. NWO (physical and social sciences) expects to fund the same number of grants based on its Cybersecurity and Privacy program to enable Netherlands-based researchers to collaborate with U.S.-based researchers.
Title: The Partnerships for Enhanced Engagement in Research (PEER) program
Sponsor: National Academies of Sciences
Deadline: January 15, 2016
Location: Various
Amount: TBD
Website: http://www.nationalacademies.org/peer
Summary: PEER is an international awards program that brings developing country scientists and engineers together wish researchers funded by U.S. federal science agencies to address global development challenges. Through catalyzing collaborative research and strategic partnerships and leveraging existing U.S. investments in research, PEER is designed to elevate the use of science and technology in addressing local and global development challenges in USAID-presence countries. Not only does PEER support research relevant to USAID's development objectives, it also establishes long-lasting research relationships that build capacity, strengthen the research ecosystem, and enable collaborators to become better partners in development. Since its launch in 2011, PEER has supported 205 projects in more than 45 countries with an investment of approximately $45 million.
Title: Wildlife Without Borders- Africa
Sponsor: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Deadline: January 15, 2016
Location: Africa
Amount: $100,000
Website: http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=279162
Summary: Central Africa is a globally important region for forest and biodiversity conservation. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) works closely with national governments, U.S. agencies, and a range of other partners to ensure a strategic, results-based approach to wildlife conservation in the region. In collaboration with U.S. Agency for International Development's (USAID) Central Africa Regional Program for the Environment (CARPE), USFWS is providing this funding opportunity to reduce threats to key wildlife populations, and to develop the requisite individual and institutional conservation capacity to undertake long-term conservation programs.
Title: Division of Integrative Organismal Collaborative Proposal under the Israel BSF International Collaborative Research Opportunity
Sponsor: National Science Foundation-Israel Binational Science Foundation (BSF)
Deadline: January 15, 2016-Preliminary Proposals
Location: U.S., Israel
Amount: $275,000 or dependent on NSF Program
Website: http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2015/nsf15090/nsf15090.jsp?WT.mc_id=USNSF_25&WT.mc_ev=click
Summary: The Division of Integrative and Organismal Systems (IOS) in the Directorate for Biological Sciences (BIO) of the National Science Foundation and the US-Israel Binational Science Foundation are pleased to announce a US-Israel collaborative research opportunity. The goal is to help reduce some of the current barriers to working internationally. Through a lead agency model, NSF/BIO/IOS and BSF will address these issues by allowing US and Israeli researchers to submit a single collaborative proposal that will undergo a single review process at NSF which will be the lead agency.
Title: Interagency and International Research on North Atlantic - Arctic Oceanographic Processes
Sponsor: National Science Foundation
Deadline: October 16, 2016
Location: European Union (EU), Canada, and the United States
Amount: TBD
Website: http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2016/nsf16006/nsf16006.jsp?WT.mc_id=USNSF_25&WT.mc_ev=click
Summary: The Division of Integrative and Organismal Systems (IOS) in the Directorate for Biological Sciences (BIO) of the National Science Foundation and the US-Israel Binational Science Foundation are pleased to announce a US-Israel collaborative research opportunity. The goal is to help reduce some of the current barriers to working internationally. Through a lead agency model, NSF/BIO/IOS and BSF will address these issues by allowing US and Israeli researchers to submit a single collaborative proposal that will undergo a single review process at NSF which will be the lead agency.
Title: Higher Education Partnerships for Innovation and Impact (HEPII)
Sponsor: Agency for International Development
Deadline: June 29, 2016
Location: Global
Amount: TBD
Website: http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=277586
Summary: The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) is seeking concept papers from qualified U.S. and non-U.S. higher education institutions (HEIs) to work with USAID to advance strategic priorities and objectives and achieve sustainable development outcomes, results, and impact. This Annual Program Statement (APS) has the flexibility to award Cooperative Agreements, Grants, Fixed Amount Awards, and leader with Associate Awards. This APS is not supported by specific funding, and any funding for any USAID-HEI partnership proposed under this APS would have to be requested from the specific USAID Mission, Bureau, or Independent Office with which the prospective applicant seeks to collaborate and to which the Concept Paper will be submitted. USAID seeks to optimize its relationship with HEIs by identifying and promoting successful partnerships and collaboration models, and increasing USAID's access to higher education technical resources. The purpose of this APS is to promote opportunities for leveraging HEI capabilities across USAID's portfolio and its program cycle, and strengthen developing country HEI capabilities to respond to and solve critical development challenges.
Title: U.S.-India Collaborative Vision Research Program (R01)
Sponsor: National Institute of Health
Deadline: November 9, 2017
Location: U.S.-India
Amount: $250,000
Website: http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=278328
Summary: This funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) encourages applications from United States (U.S.)-based institutions with an Indian institution partner to establish bilateral collaborations that will advance science and technology important to understanding, preventing, and treating blinding eye diseases, visual disorders, and their complications.The U.S.-India Collaborative Vision Research Program is designed to develop collaborations between scientists and institutions in the United States and India to conduct high quality vision research of mutual interest and benefit to both countries while developing the basis for future institutional and individual scientific collaborations.

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