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International Research Funding Alert December 2016




Title:

The Pakistan-United States Science and Technology Cooperation Program

Sponsor: United States Department of Agriculture
Deadline: January 13, 2017
Location: Pakistan
Amount: $500,000
Website: http://sites.nationalacademies.org/PGA/pakistan/index.htm
Summary: Projects funded under this solicitation should contribute to building research capacity in Pakistan while strengthening U.S.-Pakistan cooperative relationships in one or more of the following ways: enhancing the ability of the science and technology community to spur human and economic development; improving the quality, relevance, or capacity of education and research at Pakistani institutions of higher education in science and technical fields; and improving the capacity of Pakistani research institutions to support industry competitiveness.



Title:

Food for Progress Program

Sponsor: United States Department of Agriculture
Deadline: January 19, 2017
Location: Global
Amount: $20,000,000
Website: https://www.fas.usda.gov/programs/food-progress
Summary: The Food for Progress Program helps developing countries and emerging democracies modernize and strengthen their agricultural sectors. U.S. agricultural commodities donated to recipient countries are sold on the local market and the proceeds are used to support agricultural, economic, or infrastructure development programs. Food for Progress has two principal objectives: to improve agricultural productivity and to expand trade of agricultural products.



Title:

United States-Israel Collaboration in Computer Science

Sponsor: National Science Foundation
Deadline: February 1, 2017
Location: Israel
Amount: $100,000
Website: http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=289816
Summary: The United States-Israel Collaboration in Computer Science (USICCS) program supports transformative research projects that explore the foundations of computing. The program seeks advances in the theory of computing; algorithm design and analysis; design, verification, and evaluation of software systems; and revolutionary computing models based on emerging scientific ideas.



Title:

Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Livestock Systems

Sponsor: Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences at the University of Florida USAID
Deadline: February 3, 2017
Location: Cambodia
Amount: $850,000
Website: http://blogs.ifas.ufl.edu/livestocksystems/funding-opportunities/
Summary: The overall aim of the Livestock Systems Lab is to enhance the production, marketing and consumption of animal source foods in the target countries in order to increase the incomes, livelihoods, nutrition, and health of households, especially those of vulnerable women and children. This will be achieved by introducing new location-appropriate technologies, by improving management practices, skills, knowledge, capacity and access to and quality of inputs across livestock value chains, and by supporting the development of a policy environment that fosters sustainable intensification and increased profitability of smallholder livestock systems. The competitive subaward will address country-specific research and capacity building in Cambodia.



Title:

USAID’S Biodiversity Annual Program Statement (APS)

Sponsor: South Sudan USAID-Juba
Deadline: March 27, 2017
Location: Global
Amount: $23,000,000
Website: http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=282448
Summary: The purpose of this APS is to build foundations for conservation, anti-trafficking, land and natural resource management, conflict mitigation, and security, and will enhance women and youth with livelihoods and economic opportunities, through fishing, vegetable gardening and small scale microenterprise activities to disengage them from wildlife poaching. The program will also support pilot community conservancies.



Title:

Partnerships for International Research and Education

Sponsor: National Science Foundation
Deadline: April 24, 2017
Location: Global
Amount: $5,000,000
Website: http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=285009
Summary: Partnerships for International Research and Education (PIRE) is an NSF-wide program that supports international activities across all NSF-supported disciplines. The primary goal of PIRE is to support high quality projects in which advances 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. International partnerships are essential to addressing critical science and engineering problems. In the global context, U.S. researchers and educators must be able to operate effectively in teams with partners from different national environments and cultural backgrounds. PIRE promotes excellence in science and engineering through international collaboration and facilitates development of a diverse, globally-engaged, U.S. science and engineering workforce. This PIRE competition will be open to all areas of science and engineering research which are supported by the NSF.



Title:

International Bioethics Research Training Program (D43)

Sponsor: National Institute of Health
Deadline: May 18, 2017
Location: Low and Middle Income Countries
Amount: $230,000
Website: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-16-454.html
Summary: The overall goal of this initiative is to support the development of a sustainable critical mass of bioethics scholars in low and middle income country (LMIC) research intensive institutions with the capabilities to conduct original empirical or conceptual ethics research that addresses challenging issues in health research and research policy in these countries as well as provide research ethics leadership to their institutions, governments and international research organizations. FIC will support LMIC-U.S. collaborative institutional bioethics doctoral and postdoctoral research training programs that incorporate didactic, mentored research and training components to prepare a number of individuals with ethics expertise for positions of scholarship and leadership in health research institutions in the LMIC.



Title:

International Research Experiences for Students

Sponsor: National Science Foundation
Deadline: August 15, 2017
Location: Global
Amount: $250,000
Website: http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=162734
Summary: The International Research Experiences for Students (IRES) program supports development of globally-engaged U.S. science and engineering students capable of performing in an international research environment at the forefront of science and engineering. The IRES program supports active research participation by students enrolled as undergraduates or graduate students in any of the areas of research funded by the National Science Foundation. IRES projects involve students in meaningful ways in ongoing research programs or in research projects specifically designed for the IRES program.



Title:

Plant Genome Research Program

Sponsor: National Science Foundation
Deadline: Rolling Deadline
Location: Global
Amount: $750,000 to $1.5 million
Website: http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2016/nsf16614/nsf16614.htm
Summary: The PGRP invites proposals that focus on basic research and tool development in economically important plants. Targeted challenge grant opportunities are available to stimulate breakthroughs in plant transformation capabilities and to expand information access by mining and reusing existing datasets. The Program promotes training and career advancement in plant genomics by supporting early and mid-career investigators. Proposals are encouraged in the following four major areas: Genome-scale research and/or tool development; Plant Transformation Challenge Grants; Data Challenge Grants; and Early Career Awards and Mid-Career Awards.



Title:

US-Egypt Learning Program

Sponsor: Egypt-USAID-Cairo
Deadline: No Deadline
Location: Egypt
Amount: $20,000
Website: http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=252969
Summary: The purpose of this solicitation is to provide targeted technical assistance and training support to the Government of Egypt to enable it to effectively implement a sustainable, nation-wide early grade learning (reading and mathematics) as well as develop an approach for improving the instruction of English in primary school. Over the last three years, the Ministry of Education has demonstrated strong commitment to design and scale up an Early Grade Reading Program (EGRP) that was developed in 2010 under a USAID-funded program (GILO – Girls for Improved Learning Outcomes). Most recently the Ministry of Education (MOE) has decided to incorporate a mathematics component in the early grade reading program. At the same time, the Ministry would like to improve the instruction of English. Given the Ministry’s strong commitment and experience, it is expected to take the lead in the US-Egypt Learning Program. The role of the grantee will be a supportive one. The grantee will solidify and build on the EGRP strategies and approaches introduced by GILO, and expand them to be fully institutionalized. Specifically the grantee will collaborate with the MOE to: (1) Strengthen early grade reading instruction, and improve mathematics and English language teaching and learning materials and instructional approaches (2) Develop cost-effective national assessments for reading and mathematics as well and monitoring and reporting systems. (3) Institutionalize pre-service and in-service professional development systems for early grade teachers and supervisors. (4) Improve the education delivery system and build the capacity of Governorate and Idara (district) teams to develop and implement education plans that include budgets for early grade learning, incentives, and needed human.

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