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International Research Funding Alert October 2015

Title: Partnering for a More Resilient West Africa
Sponsor: USAID
Deadline: October 16, 2015
Location: West Africa
Amount: $2.3 million
Website: https://www.usaid.gov/ebola/gda
Summary: The Ebola Response, Recovery and Resilience in West Africa GDA APS Addendum aims to leverage the good ideas, capacity and resources from the local, regional, and international private sector, foundations, and other partners through partnerships that address gaps and build resilience in health care, education, information and communications technology, economic growth, electricity access, and social programming in Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone.
Title: Indo-U.S. 21st Century Knowledge Initiative
Sponsor: November 2, 2015, limited submission
Deadline: The United States-India Educational Foundation (USIEF)
Location: U.S., India
Amount: $190,000
Website: http://www.usief.org.in/upload/OSI_RFP_2015.pdf
Summary: The United States-India Educational Foundation (USIEF) announces an open competition for the support of projects through the Indo-U.S. 21st Century Knowledge Initiative
(formerly known as the Obama-Singh 21st Century Knowledge Initiative ). Announced by the U.S. and Indian governments, the Knowledge Initiative aims to strengthen collaboration and build partnerships between American and Indian institutions of higher education. The program goals are encouraging mutual understanding, facilitating educational reform, fostering economic development, and engaging civil society through academic cooperation with Indian post-secondary educational institutions, in the thematic areas of Energy, Climate Change & Environmental Studies; Education & Educational Reform; Public Health; Sustainable Development &Community Development; and International Relations & Strategic Studies
Title: U.S.-Israel Binational Science Electrical, Communication, and Cyber Systems
Sponsor: National Science Foundation, Binational Science Foundation
Deadline: November 2, 2015
Location: U.S. and Israel
Amount: $680,000
Website: http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2015/nsf15098/nsf15098.jsp?WT.mc_id=USNSF_25&WT.mc_ev=click
Summary: The Division of Electrical, Communications and Cyber Systems (ECCS) in the Directorate for Engineering (ENG) of the National Science Foundation and the United States-Israel Binational Science Foundation are pleased to announce a U.S.-Israel collaborative research opportunity. The goal is to help reduce some of the current barriers to working internationally. NSF/ENG/ECCS and BSF will address these issues by allowing U.S. and Israeli researchers to submit a single collaborative proposal that will undergo a single review process.
Title: Support for Engaging Students and the Public in Polar Research
Sponsor: National Science Foundation
Deadline: November 3, 2015
Location: Global
Amount: $785,000
Website: http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2015/nsf15114/nsf15114.jsp
Summary: The Geosciences and Education and Human Resources Directorates are partnering to advance and develop understanding of learning environments that build upon the rich interdisciplinary resources emerging from polar investments. To that end, the Division of Polar Programs (PLR), the Division of Undergraduate Education (DUE) and the Division of Research on Learning (DRL) encourage proposals that will leverage the extensive National Science Foundation (NSF) investment in polar sciences and infrastructure, and STEM education research and development, to promote an informed citizenry and the next generation of polar scientists. In order to advance polar science educational opportunities, PLR, DUE and DRL will accept and review proposals for research and development projects that facilitate the use of data from polar regions in (1) undergraduate education or (2) informal science education.
Title: East Asia and Pacific Summer Institutes for U.S. Graduate Students (EAPSI)
Sponsor: National Science Foundation
Deadline: November 12, 2015
Location: Australia, China, Japan, Korea, New Zealand, Singapore, Taiwan
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. 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. NSF provides EAPSI Fellows with a $5,000 stipend and roundtrip airplane ticket to the host location. Our foreign counterparts provide in-country living expenses and accommodations (arrangements vary by host location).
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: 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: 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: 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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