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International Research Funding Alert November 2015

Title: NSF EAPSI Program for U.S. Graduate Students in Science and Engineering
Sponsor: National Science Foundation
Deadline: November 12, 2015
Location: East Asia and Pacific
Amount: $5,000
Website: www.nsf.gov/eapsi
Summary: The National Science Foundation (NSF) East Asia and Pacific Summer Institutes (EAPSI) Fellowship Program provides U.S. graduate students in science and engineering with an opportunity to spend 8 weeks (10 weeks for Japan) during the summer conducting research at one of the seven host locations in East Asia and Pacific: Australia, China, Japan, Korea, New Zealand, Singapore, and Taiwan. The program is a collaboration between NSF and counterpart agencies in each host location. EAPSI is open to graduate students who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents and are enrolled in a research-oriented Masters or Ph.D. program in science or engineering. Applicants must propose a research project in a field of science, engineering or STEM education supported by NSF, including Engineering; Computer and Information Science and Engineering; Mathematical and Physical Sciences (Mathematics, Physics, Astronomy, Chemistry, Materials Science); Biological Sciences; Geosciences; Social, Behavioral, and Economic Sciences; Education (STEM); and Multidisciplinary Research in these
Title: U.S.-Israel Binational Science Molecular and Cellular Biosciences
Sponsor: National Science Foundation, Binational Science Foundation
Deadline: November 15, 2015
Location: U.S. and Israel
Amount: $680,000
Website: http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2015/nsf15105/nsf15105.jsp?WT.mc_id=USNSF_25&WT.mc_ev=click
Summary: The Division of Molecular and Cellular Biosciences (MCB) 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. NSF/BIO/MCB 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.
Title: Developing Local Extension Capacity
Sponsor: United States Agency for International Development
Deadline: November 25, 2017
Location: Feed the Future Countries
Amount: $10,000,000
Website: http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=279859
Summary: The purpose of this funding opportunity is to support a program that largely and measurably contributes to USAID's Bureau for Food Security, Office of County Strategy and Implementation and Feed the Future's immediate aim to sustainably improve extension and advisory services (EAS) in Feed the Future focus aligned countries. Agriculture and rural sector productivity, adaption to climate change effects, resilience, environmental sustainability, and profitability depend heavily on a continuous process of innovation in technology and management practices. USAID seeks to support a project that responds well to these observations with a specific focus on Extension and Advisory Services with a systems approach.
Title: Food Energy Water Nexus
Sponsor: National Science Foundation
Deadline: November 27, 2015
Location: Global
Amount: TBD
Website: https://www.agronomy.org/science-policy/get-involved/infews-white-papers
Summary: The National Science Foundation (NSF) is proposing a new program called Innovations at the Nexus of Food, Energy, and Water Systems (INFEWS) to fund fundamental research about these connections. This is a unique opportunity for the American Society of Agronomy (ASA) to engage with NSF to recommend research-funding priorities that could advance our research needs and Science Frontiers. ASA, in conjunction with Crop Science Society of America (CSSA) and Soil Science Society of American (SSSA), is calling for white papers to help inform the NSF as they develop the research priorities for INFEWS.
Title: 2016 Conservation Leadership Programme Team Awards
Sponsor: Conservation Leadership Programme
Deadline: December 7, 2015
Location: Africa, Eurasia, Latin America/Caribbean, Asia/Pacific, Middle East
Amount: $12,500
Website: http://www.conservationleadershipprogramme.org/news/2016-clp-awards-call-for-applications/
Summary: This partnership initiative, including BirdLife International, Fauna & Flora International and the Wildlife Conservation Society, has been helping young conservationists across the world achieve their goals for 30 years. CLP aims to advance biodiversity conservation globally by building the leadership capabilities of early-career conservation professionals working in high-priority places with limited capacity to address conservation issues. The programme works toward its aims by offering awards, training and mentoring support.
Successful applicants will: Develop the knowledge, skills and abilities of team members; Implement a focused, high-priority conservation project combining research and action; and contribute to the long-term success of local conservation efforts.
Title: Jordan Water Conservation Activity Agency for International Development
Sponsor: Jordan USAID-Amman
Deadline: November 15, 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: 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 oceanography and ecology of the North Atlantic Ocean are fundamentally linked to the health, economy, and overall well-being of North America and Europe, and to the global climate system. The trilateral Galway Statement on Atlantic Ocean Cooperation of May, 2013, between the European Union (EU), Canada, and the United States (US) emphasizes the need for international cooperation in discovering and understanding processes influencing this dynamic region of the oceans. NSF proposals should be basic-research oriented and focused on discovery at the cutting-edge of science. Research performed by EU, Canadian, or other collaborators may involve applied science.
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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