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International Research Funding Alert August 2016




Title:

Partnerships for International Research and Education (PIRE)

Sponsor: National Science Foundation
Deadline: September 14, 2016
Location: Global
Amount: $1,000,000
Website: http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2016/nsf16571/nsf16571.pdf
Summary: Partnerships for International Research and Education (PIRE) is an NSF-wide program that supports international activities across all NSF-support disciplines. The primary goal of PIRE is to support high quality projects in which advanced in research and education could not occur without international collaboration. PIRE seeks to catalyze a higher level of international engagement in the U.S. science and engineering community. *Limited Submission Opportunity.



Title:

Oman Research Fellowship

Sponsor: Sultan Qaboos Cultural Center
Deadline: September 15, 2016
Location: Middle East
Amount: $51,000
Website: https://sqcc.org/Scholarships-0024-Fellowships.aspx
Summary: The Sultan Qaboos Cultural Center (SQCC) supports and encourages advanced research on Oman across a variety of academic disciplines through the SQCC Research Fellowship Program. Launched in 2010, this program funds American scholars to conduct research in the Sultunate of Oman. This program is offered annually and is open to PH.D. candidates and university academics.



Title:

Research Opportunities in High Energy Physics

Sponsor: Department of Energy-Office of State
Deadline: September 20, 2016
Location: Global
Amount: $150,000
Website: http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=286531
Summary: This research area seeks to support studies of fundamental particles and their interactions using proton-(anti)proton collisions at the highest possible energies. This is accomplished through direct detection of new phenomena or through sensitive measurements that probe the Standard Model and new physics beyond it. In particular, applications are sought for physics research utilizing data being collected at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) by the ATLAS and CMS experiments. This research area also provides graduate and postdoctoral research training for the next generation of scientists, and equipment and computational support for physics research activities. Applications addressing physics studies and pre-conceptual R&D directed towards specific future Energy Frontier experiments are also accepted. Support for Heavy Ion Physics research is not provided under this research area.



Title:

Cooperative Studies of the Earth’s Deep Interior (CSEDI)

Sponsor: National Science Foundation
Deadline: September 27, 2016
Location: Global
Amount: $2,000,000 5 to 10 Awards (pending availability of funds)
Website: http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=285010
Summary: The opportunity for rapid progress in this research activity derives from advances in several geophysical and geochemical disciplines and their associated community-based infrastructure for research (e.g. COMPRES, CIG, IRIS, IEDA) and education (CIDER). The EarthScope Program has provided unprecedented seismic data sets that enable global-scale seismic imaging of the Earth's deep interior that provides insights into the convective and thermal patterns in the mantle and core. Advances in high pressure mineral physics and community infrastructure enable direct laboratory and computational investigations of the pressure-temperature-composition and mechanical properties of the deep interior. Isotopic measurements of crustal and mantle-derived rocks reveal chemical signatures that indicate linkages between the surface and the deep interior of the Earth. Modeling of the Earth's dynamo has illuminated possible relations between convection in the Earth's core and structures in the lowermost mantle. Geodetic techniques have provided new probes of the deep interior. Advances in computational techniques and infrastructure allow complex simulations of flow and convection in the mantle and core. Individually these are all important advances, but the aim of this funding opportunity is to link these advances into coordinated and integrated studies that will allow significant new insights into an understanding of the processes operating in the deep interior and how they govern the evolution of Earth as a planet.



Title:

Research in Biomedicine & Agriculture Using Agriculturally Important Domestic Animal Species

Sponsor: National Institutes of Health, United States Department of Agriculture
Deadline: September 27, 2016 (Applications)
Location: Global
Amount: TBD
Website: http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=286015
Summary: The purpose of this interagency Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to invite the submission of grant applications that utilize agriculturally important domestic animal species to improve human health through the advancement of basic and translational research deemed highly relevant to both agricultural and biomedical research. This initiative is designed to facilitate and encourage comparative medicine research studies through the careful selection and refinement of farm animal models that mimic human developmental, physiological and etiological processes to better understand the biology of fertility and infertility, normal and abnormal metabolism, developmental origin of diseases, and improve prevention and treatment of infectious diseases in both human and agriculturally important domestic animals. The anticipated outcomes include both the elucidation of fundamental information relevant for the improvement of human health and an increase in food animal production and improvement in animal health and product quality. It is envisioned that each application will address mission-relevant areas of both agencies.



Title:

Strengthening Participation

Sponsor: Rwanda USAID-Kigali
Deadline: September 29, 2016
Location: Rwanda
Amount: $1,000,000
Website: http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=279327
Summary: The United States Government, as represented by the United States Agency for International Development in Rwanda (USAID/Rwanda) is seeking concept papers from qualified and eligible organizations for a three-year activity to strengthen systems and processes that ensure rule of law, strengthen the role of civil society in development, and empower citizens to exercise their rights and fulfill their responsibilities as set forth in Rwandan laws. Competition under this APS will consist of a two-step process where applicants first submit a concept paper for initial review. All concept papers received will be evaluated for responsiveness to the application criteria specified in this Annual Program Statement (APS).



Title:

Public Diplomacy Grants Program-Notice of Funding Opportunity

Sponsor: Department of State
Deadline: September 30, 2016
Location: Sri Lanka & Maldives
Amount: $40,000
Website: http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=284079
Summary: 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.



Title:

Wireless Innovation between Finland and US (WiFiUS)

Sponsor: National Science Foundation
Deadline: October 17, 2016
Location: Finland and US
Amount: $2,500,000 Estimated 7 to 9 Awards
Website: http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2016/nsf16587/nsf16587.htm
Summary: The US National Science Foundation (NSF) and the Academy of Finland have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on research cooperation in the area of wireless networking. This MOU provides an overarching framework to encourage collaboration between the US and Finland research communities, and sets out the principles by which jointly supported activities may be developed. With this solicitation, NSF’s Directorate for Computer and Information Science and Engineering (CISE) and the Academy of Finland continue a joint program in the area of wireless networking, known as Wireless Innovation between Finland and US (WiFiUS) that provides for an international collaboration arrangement whereby US researchers may receive funding from NSF and Finnish collaborators may receive funding from the Academy of Finland to pursue joint projects.



Title:

American-Scandinavian Foundation Fellowships and Grants

Sponsor: American-Scandinavian Foundation(ASF)
Deadline: November 1, 2016
Location: Scandinavia
Amount: $23,000 (Fellowships). $5,000 (Grants)
Website: http://www.amscan.org/fellowships-and-grants/fellowshipsgrants-to-study-in-scandinavia/
Summary: The ASF will offer around $300,000 to outstanding American students, scholars, professionals and artists for study and/or research in Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway or Sweden. Fellowships of up to $23,000 are intended to support an academic year-long stay, and priority is given to students at the graduate level who need to spend time at foreign academic or research institutions. Grants of up to $5,000 are considered more suitable for shorter research visits, both on the graduate or post-doctoral level. Funding is available to candidates in all fields.



Title:

Emerging Global Leader Award (K43)

Sponsor: Department of Health & Human Services
Deadline: December 14, 2016
Location: Global
Amount: $75,000
Website: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-15-292.html
Summary: The purpose of the Fogarty Emerging Global Leader Award is to provide research support and protected time to a research scientist from a low- or middle-income country (LMIC) with a junior faculty position at an LMIC academic or research institution. This intensive, mentored research career development experience is expected to lead to an independently funded research career. This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) invites applications from LMIC scientists from any health related discipline that propose career development activities and a research project that is relevant to the health priorities of their country.

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