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International Research Funding Alert September 2015

Title: Middle East Water Security Initiative
Sponsor: USAID
Deadline: September 18, 2015, concept papers
Location: Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, West Bank/Gaza, and Morocco
Amount: TBD
Website: http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=277881
Summary: USAID's Middle East Bureau is launching the Middle East Water Security Initiative (MWSI) to improve sustainable, long-term access to water for millions of people living in the region. MWSI will target Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, West Bank/Gaza, and Morocco, and promote sharing of best practices and lessons learned among the five participating geographic areas. USAID will support and partner with dynamic researchers and entrepreneurs to develop and test "water-smart" technologies and approaches that will improve water security in the region.
Title: U.S.-Israel Binational Science in Renewable Energy
Sponsor: National Science Foundation, Binational Science Foundation
Deadline: October 1, 2015
Location: U.S. and Israel
Amount: $300,000
Website: http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2015/nsf15104/nsf15104.jsp?WT.mc_id=USNSF_25&WT.mc_ev=click
Summary: The Division of Chemical, Bioengineering, Environmental, and Transport (CBET) Division within the Engineering Directorate of the National Science Foundation and the U.S.-Israel Binational Science Foundation are pleased to announce a U.S.-Israel collaborative research opportunity in renewable energy production and storage. The goal is to help reduce some of the current barriers to working internationally. NSF/CBET 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. Proposals will be accepted for collaborative, fundamental scientific research on selected renewable energy topics defined by the Energy for Sustainability Program (PD 7644) within CBET and by the BSF Solicitation Call for Proposals in Energy for Sustainability.
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: The United States-India Educational Foundation (USIEF)
Deadline: November 2, 2015, limited submission
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: U.S.-Israel Binational Science Molecular and Cellular Bio-Science
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: 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: El Salvador Regional and Bilateral Activities
Sponsor: El Salvador USAID-San Salvador
Deadline: April 23, 2016
Location: El Salvador
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: 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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