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International Research Funding Alert April 2016

Title: Cochran Fellowship Program
Sponsor: USDA Foreign Agricultural Service
Deadline: April 14 (Asia)
April 15, 2016 (Latin America & Caribbean Region)
Location: Asia, Latin America and Caribbean Region
Amount: See Solicitation for Details
Website: Cochran Fellowship program
Summary: Through this Addendum to the FY2014–FY2015 Global Development Alliance (GDA) Annual Program Statement (APS) No. APS-OAA- 14-000001 (the GDA APS), USAID is making a special call for the submission of Concept Papers focused on advancing the success and achieving the goals of Power Africa. This Power Africa APS Addendum is designed to catalyze, facilitate and support such collaboration with the private sector and other key development partners which will further Power Africa's goals. The GDAs formed as a result of this Addendum are envisioned to be inclusive of multiple partners, i.e., businesses, universities, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), government institutions, foundations, who are working within sub-Saharan Africa.

Title: The Fulbright-Hays DDRA Fellowship Program
Sponsor: U.S. Department of Education
Deadline: May 6, 2016
Location: Global
Amount: $33,462
Website: DDRA Fellowship program
Summary: The Fulbright-Hays DDRA Fellowship Program provides opportunities to doctoral candidates to engage in full-time dissertation research abroad in modern foreign languages and area studies. The program is designed to deepen research knowledge and increase the study of modern foreign languages, cultural engagement and area studies not generally included in U.S. curricula. More broadly this program furthers the development of peace and security for our nation throughout the world.

Title: National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine (NAS) study-A Strategic Vision for NSF Investments in Antarctic and Southern Ocean Research
Sponsor: NSF
Deadline: May 16, 2016
Location: Antarctica
Amount: $55,000,000
Website: NSF Investments program
Summary: Scientific research, along with operational support of that research, is the principal activity of the U.S. Antarctic Program in Antarctica. The National Science Foundation's Antarctic Sciences Section (ANT), Division of Polar Programs (PLR), fosters research on globally and regionally important scientific problems. In particular, the Antarctic Sciences Section supports research that expands fundamental knowledge of the region as well as research that relies on the unique characteristics of the Antarctic continent as a platform from which to support research. Antarctic fieldwork will be supported for research that can only be performed or is best performed in Antarctica. The Antarctic Sciences Section strongly encourages research using existing samples, models, and data as well as research at the intersection between disciplines.

Title: Promoting Study Abroad Partnerships for Innovation and Collaboration
Sponsor: Partners of the Americas Foundation
Deadline: May 31, 2016
Location: Western Hemisphere
Amount: $100,000
Website: Study Abroad patnerships
Summary: The goal of the 100,000 Strong Americas is to foster region-wide cooperation, understanding and prosperity through greater international exchange of students. Increasing mutual understanding and building closer people-to-people ties helps the people of the Western Hemisphere to address common challenges including citizen security, economic opportunity, social inclusion, and environmental sustainability. The purpose is to provide institutional grants to higher education institutions (HEIs)--- that includes colleges, community colleges, universities and other institutions of higher education--- in order to identify innovations for increased bi-directional collaboration in the Western hemisphere to increase study abroad in all fields of study.

Title: Higher Education Partnerships for Innovation and Impact (HEPII)
Sponsor: Agency for International Development
Deadline: June 29, 2016
Location: Global
Amount: See Solicitation for Details
Website: HEPII program
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 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. Embassy South Public Affairs Section 2016 Annual Program Statement
Sponsor: Department of State U.S. Mission to South Africa
Deadline: August 1, 2016
Location: South Africa
Amount: $10,000
Website: South Africa PAS program
Summary: U.S. Embassy South Africa Public Affairs Section, U.S. Department of State (PAS) is pleased to announce that funding is available through its Public Diplomacy Small Grants program. This is an Annual Program Statement, outlining our funding priorities, strategic themes, and procedures for submitting requests for funding

Title: Annual Program Statement, Public Affairs, U.S. Embassy Harare
Sponsor: Department of State-U.S. Mission to Zimbabwe
Deadline: August 15, 2016
Location: Zimbabwe
Amount: $50,000
Website: Zimbabwe PAS program
Summary: The U.S. Embassy Zimbabwe, Public Affairs Section, is seeking proposals for projects throughout the fiscal year (beginning November 1, 2015) that strengthen and build local capacities in the following areas: educational and cultural exchange; improve the teaching and learning of the English language; support the rule of law; professionalize the media; promote freedom of expression; empower women and youth; promote social inclusion and tolerance of underserved communities, such as LGBTI, disabled persons and minority ethnic groups; promote greater health awareness and outcomes in HIV prevention and AIDS treatment; and encourage entrepreneurship, economic growth, and sustainable environmental practices.

Title: U.S. Embassy Colombo Public Affairs Section Grants Program
Sponsor: Department of State
Deadline: September 30, 2016
Location: Sri Lanka and the Maldives
Amount: $40,000
Website: Colombo PAS program
Summary: Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO)The Public Affairs section (PAS) of U.S. Embassy Colombo is pleased to announce that funding is available through the Embassy's Public Diplomacy Grants program for projects in Sri Lanka and the Maldives that focus on key audiences, including: youth (14-25 years old), women, entrepreneurs, innovators, and journalists. We are soliciting grant proposals from not-for-profit, non-governmental organizations, think tanks, and academic institutions that address one or more of the grant priority areas specified below. The organization should have at least two years of programming experience. This experience should be documented in the organization's proposal. A copy of the organization's registration certificate should be provided with the proposal application. Grant Priority Areas (Your Proposal should be only for one of the areas indicated below):1. Youth Development: support youth education and professional development, including skills training; entrepreneurship and leadership training; and science, technology, engineering, math and arts projects.2. Education: promote teacher training and English language learning3. Women's Empowerment: support projects that address gender equality and economic and professional development.4. Reconciliation: support mutual understanding and trust through cultural, educational and creative programs, e.g.sports diplomacy5. Freedom of Expression and Media Freedom: enhance training to support professional and technical abilities for journalists and professional associations, including programs on ethics, social media, graphical design and investigative journalism

Title: Broad Agency Announcement (BAA) for Guatemala's Development Challenges
Sponsor: USAID
Deadline: August 24, 2017
Location: Guatemala
Amount: See Solicitation for Details
Website: BAA program
Summary: This Broad Agency Announcement (BAA) seeks opportunities to co-create, co-design, co-invest, and collaborate in the research, development, piloting, testing, and scaling of innovative, practical and cost-effective interventions to address Guatemala's Development Challenges. Those Development Challenges may include opportunities to address the Regional HIV/AIDS Program managed in Guatemala. The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) invites individuals, organizations, and companies to participate with USAID to create more strategic, focused and results oriented solutions to respond to the development challenges in Guatemala and Central America in the case of HIV/AIDS activities.

Title: Global Innovation Fund (GIF)
Sponsor: GIF
Deadline: Rolling Basis
Location: Global
Amount: $50,000 to $15 million
Website: Global Invitation program
Summary: The Global Innovation Fund (GIF) invests in social innovations that aim to improve the lives and opportunities of millions of people in the developing world. Through grants and risk capital, it supports breakthrough solutions with strong potential for social impact at a large scale. Financial support ranges from $50,000 to $15 million. GIF is open and accepting applications on a rolling basis.