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International Research Funding Alert July 2015

Title: 2015 Cochran Fellowship Program
Sponsor: USDA
Deadline: July 17, 2015
Location: Africa & Middle East (FAS)
Amount: $20,000
Website: http://www.fas.usda.gov/programs/cochran-fellowship-program
Summary: USDA's Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS) is seeking to identify U.S. universities willing to host mid-level agricultural managers from lower and middle-income countries under the Cochran Fellowship Program. These Fellows have been competitively selected based on their qualifications and training priorities identified by the U.S. Embassy in their country. Each training program should last for 2 - 3 weeks, unless otherwise indicated in the appendix below. Each group of Fellows has a specific training topic interests. Please find below in Appendix 1 brief descriptions of the Fellows' training interests. This notice identifies the Cochran Fellowship Program deadline, legislative authority, eligibility and proposal requirements, funding restrictions, cost share requirements, allowable and unallowable costs, reporting requirements, program purpose and priorities, focus areas and recommended topics, application and submission information, application review, selection, and notification process, agency program contact information, and mailing address.
Title: Moving to the future with the youth
Sponsor: Malawi USAID-Lilongwe
Deadline: July 22, 2015
Location: Malawi
Amount: $6,000,000
Website: http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=277147
Summary: The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Mission in Malawi (USAID/Malawi) is seeking applications for funding to support a program entitled MOVING INTO THE FUTURE WITH THE YOUTH (PaMawa ndi a Chinyamata or PaMawa). The authority for the RFA is found in the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961, as amended and applicable sections of the Federal Register 2CFR200. The purpose of the PaMawa activity is to increase the adoption of positive behaviors related to climate change adaptation and sexual reproductive health and family planning among youth. The Recipient will be responsible for ensuring achievement of the activity objectives. Please refer to Section A – Program Description for a complete statement of goals and expected results. Subject to the availability of funds, USAID intends to provide approximately $6,000,000 in total USAID funding allocated over a four year period of performance. USAID reserves the right to fund any or none of the applications submitted.
Title: Model Early Grade Reading (MEGR)
Sponsor: Afghanistan USAID-Kabul
Deadline: August 14, 2015
Location: Afghanistan
Amount: $65,000,000
Website: http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=277594
Summary: The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) is seeking applications for a Cooperative Agreement from qualified U.S. and Non-U.S. organizations to fund a program entitled the Model Early Grade Reading Program (MEGR). Subject to the availability of funds, an award will be made to that responsible applicant(s) whose application(s) best meets the objectives of this funding opportunity and the selection criteria contained herein. While one (1) award is anticipated as a result of this Request for Applications (RFA), USAID reserves the right to fund any or none of the applications submitted.
Title: The Innovation Fund for Improving Food Security in Ethiopia (IFSE) Agency for International Development
Sponsor: Ethiopia ISAID-Addis Ababa
Deadline: August 15, 2015
Location: Ethiopia
Amount: $2,000,000
Website: http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=260648
Summary: USAID would like to partner with the private sector, education and research institutions (and organizations working with them) towards improving food security in Ethiopia. This initiative will be used to identify and test innovations that produce cost effective and scalable solutions to addressing the problems Ethiopian households face with regards to food insecurity. The overall objective of this effort is to find ways to accelerate and reduce food insecurity and malnutrition across Ethiopia. For the purpose of this APS, the term "Grant" is synonymous with "Cooperative Agreement"; "Grantee" is synonymous with "Recipient"; and "Grant Officer" is synonymous with "Agreement Office". This APS is USAID/Ethiopia's invitation to the private sector1 and research institutions, both internationally as well as locally, to work together towards finding solutions that improve the lives of chronically food insecure people. Any private sector or research institutions that are interested in collaborating with USAID in this area should read this APS in its entirety and submit a concept note to USAID/Ethiopia. Such nontraditional partners2 should also make contact with persons indicated at USAID/Ethiopia to discuss any questions they may have with regards to this APS or on how to partner with USAID.
Title: International Research Experience for Students
Sponsor: National Science Foundation
Deadline: August 18, 2015
Location: Global
Amount: $2,250,000
Website: https://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=12831
Summary: The International Research Experiences for Students (IRES) program supports development of globally-engaged U.S. science and engineering students capable of performing in an international research environment at the forefront of science and engineering. The IRES program supports active research participation by students enrolled as undergraduates or graduate students in any of the areas of research funded by the National Science Foundation. IRES projects involve students in meaningful ways in ongoing research programs or in research projects specifically designed for the IRES program.
Title: Brazil Partnership Development Program Agency for International Development
Sponsor: Peru USAID-Lima
Deadline: August 19, 2015
Location: Peru
Amount: $2,500,000
Website: http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=274694
Summary: To create new partnerships to support USAID/Brazil's Environmental priorities in the areas of biodiversity conservation; protection of indigenous lands and natural resources; and applied biodiversity science, technology and innovation.
Title: Partnership Concept papers in Support Power Africa Initiative
Sponsor: East Africa USAID-Kenya
Deadline: November 13, 2015
Location: Global
Amount: $7,500,000
Website: http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=253668
Summary: This announcement is call to submit Partnership Concept Papers focused on advancing the success and achieving the goals of the Power Africa Initiative. More specifically, USAID's Power Africa Initiative, USAID's Bureau for Africa, and other offices within USAID/Washington, and USAID Missions in priority Power Africa countries, are seeking to engage with interested parties to develop activities or projects that can pool funds, talent, and resources from USAID, other government agencies, and private sector partners to support the Power Africa Initiative.
Title: Community Conservancies Support Program
Sponsor: East Africa USAID-Kenya
Deadline: March 18, 2016
Location: Kenya
Amount: $6,500,000
Website: http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=275266
Summary: The purpose of this APS is to announce that the United States Government (USG) plans to fund a limited number of awards through USAID/Kenya to strengthen the capacity of nascent conservancies and governance systems in the Masai Mara, Amboseli and Tsavo landscapes in Kenya.
Title: El Salvador Regional and Bilateral Activities
Sponsor: El Salvador USAID-San Salvador
Deadline: April 23, 2016
Location: Overseas
Amount: $500,000
Website: http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=276126
Summary: The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) in El Salvador solicits innovative ideas from U.S. and non-U.S. organizations who demonstrate the ability to implement approaches in the Economic Growth and Democracy program areas, further described in the APS and which are divided into the following geographic locations: The bilateral program area covers activities which are to be implemented in El Salvador, and The regional program areas covers activities which are to be implemented in Central America, defined as member countries of the Central American Integration System (SICA), or Belize, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, and Panama. However, this geographical area may be further limited for implementation as specified in the narrative of the APS.
Title: Partnerships for Innovation and Impact (HEPII) Annual Program Statement
Sponsor: Agency for International Development
Deadline: Concept Papers accepted until June 29, 2016
Location: Global
Amount: TBD
Website: http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=277586
Summary: This Annual Program Statement (APS) announces opportunities for higher education institutions (HEIs) to work with the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) to advance USAID's strategic priorities and objectives, and achieve sustainable development outcomes, results, and impact. 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. USAID seeks to partner with HEIs across disciplines and collaboration models to facilitate USAID mission and country efforts to improve development outcomes, from small to large-scale activities. As an industry, higher education drives economic growth, generates skilled workforce and produces and supports entrepreneurs and innovators. Strong higher education institutions are better equipped to develop and deliver education, training and research that contribute to a country's economic growth.

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