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International Research Funding Alert February 2016


Title: International Research/Development Seed Grants
Sponsor: TTU Office of International Affairs
Deadline: February 15, 2016
Location: Global
Amount: $2,000
Website: International Research/Development Seed Grants
Summary: The International Research/Development Seed Grants are intended to enhance international research and development activities at Texas Tech University and the Health Sciences Center. Research and Development grants are expected to lead to externally-funded projects are generally limited to $2,000 or less, but a larger award of up to $5,000 may be considered for a more ambitious project with strong department/college endorsement and cost sharing.

Title: Japan Society for the Promotion of Science Research Fellowships in Japan
Sponsor: Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS)
NIH Fogarty International Center
Deadline: March 01, 2016
Location: Japan
Amount: See Solicitation for Details
Website: JSPS program
Summary: The Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) conducts fellowship programs for foreign (non-Japanese) researchers to promote international cooperation in and mutual understanding through scientific research in Japan. These programs provide opportunities for U.S. citizen and permanent resident researchers to conduct cooperative research under Japanese host researchers in Japan.

Title: National Institute of Food and Agriculture International Wheat Yield Partnership Program
Sponsor: National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA)
Deadline: March 1, 2016 Letter of Intent; May 3, 2016 Full Proposal
Location: Global
Amount: $500,000
Website: NIFA program
Summary: NIFA in coordination with the International Wheat Yield Partnership (IWYP), requests applications for fiscal year (FY) 2016 to seek breakthroughs for cereal breeding using new technologies and also discoveries that lead to significantly greater grain size, grain set and grain filling duration following embryo formation, in diverse environments, without compromising grain protein concentration in Triticeae species. The anticipated amount available for NIFA to support this program in FY 2016 is approximately $3,446,000.

Title: Capacity Building Grants for U.S. Undergraduate Study Abroad
Sponsor: Partners of the Americas
Deadline: March 15, 2016
Location: Global
Amount: $50,000
Website: Capacity building grants
Summary: On behalf of the U.S. Department of State Office of Global Educational Programs, U.S. Study Abroad Branch and Partners of the Americas, we are pleased to announce the Capacity Building Grants for U.S. Undergraduate Study Abroad. These 17 grants of up to $50,000 will further the mission of the U.S. Study Abroad Branch by increasing the participation and diversity in study abroad by broadening the study population who studies abroad and/or the destinations they study.

Title: International Research Network Connections (IRNC)
Sponsor: National Science Foundation
Deadline: March 17, 2016
Location: Europe and Africa
Amount: $900,000
Website: IRNC program
Summary: The International Research Network Connections (IRNC) program supports high-performance network connectivity required by international science and engineering research and education collaborations involving the NSF research community. NSF expects to make 1-2 awards to link U.S. research networks with peer networks in Europe and Africa and leverage existing international network connectivity. High-performance network connections funded by this program are intended to support science and engineering research and education applications, and preference will be given to solutions that provide the best economy of scale and demonstrate the ability to support the largest communities of interest with the broadest services. Funded projects will assist the U.S. research and education community by enabling state-of-the-art international network services and access to increased collaboration and data services. Through extended international network connections, additional research and production network services will be enabled, complementing those currently offered or planned by domestic research networks.

Title: Community Conservancies Support Program
Sponsor: East Africa USAID-Kenya
Deadline: March 18, 2016
Location: Kenya
Amount: $1,500,000
Website: CCS program
Summary: The purpose of this APS is to announce that the United States Government (USG) plans to fund a limited number of awards through USAID/Kenya to strengthen the capacity of nascent conservancies and governance systems in the Masai Mara, Amboseli and Tsavo landscapes in Kenya.

Title: Innovations at the Nexus of Food, Energy and Water Systems
Sponsor: National Science Foundation
Deadline: March 22, 2016
Location: Global
Amount: $3,000,000
Website: NSF program
Summary: Humanity is reliant upon the physical resources and natural systems of the Earth for the provision of food, energy, and water. It is becoming imperative that we determine how society can best integrate across the natural and built environments to provide for a growing demand for food, water and energy while maintaining appropriate ecosystem services. Factors contributing to stresses in the food, energy, and water (FEW) systems include increasing regional and social pressures and governance issues as result of land use change, climate variability, and heterogeneous resource distribution.

Title: Power Africa Initiative under Existing Global Development Alliance Annual Program Statement
Sponsor: United States Agency for International Development
Deadline: April 1, 2016 Concept Papers
Location: Africa
Amount: $5,000,000
Website: GDA Annual 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: U.S. Borlaug Fellows in Global Food Security Program
Sponsor: USAID/ Purdue University
Deadline: April 11, 2016
Location: Global
Amount: See Solicitation for Details
Website: GFS program
Summary: The U.S. Borlaug Fellows in Global Food Security program is funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) to expand the pool of U.S. food security professionals who have the scientific base needed to effectively study and manage the global landscapes in support of sustainable food systems. The U.S. Borlaug Fellows in Global Food Security graduate research grant supports exceptional graduate students who are interested in developing a component of their graduate research in a developing country setting and in collaboration with a mentor from an International Agricultural Research Center (IARC) or a qualifying National Agricultural Research System (NARS) unit. U.S. citizenship is required, and applicants must be enrolled in an accredited U.S. graduate program at the time of application.

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.

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