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International Research Funding Alert March 2016

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: Rwandan Rural Sanitation Activity (RRSA)
Sponsor: Rwanda USAID-Kigali
Deadline: April 18, 2016
Location: Rwanda
Amount: $10,700,000
Website: RRSA program
Summary: Rwandan Rural Sanitation Activity (RRSA) is to improve access to and encourage correct, consistent use of household sanitation and hygiene facilities in order to decrease childhood stunting and support the Government of Rwanda's (GoR) work in sanitation.

Title: International Affairs Combating Wildlife Trafficking
Sponsor: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Deadline: Pre-Application April 22, 2016
Location: Global
Amount: $100,000 Approximate
Website: CWT 2016 program
Summary: On February 11, 2014, President Obama issued the National Strategy for Combating Wildlife Trafficking. Incorporating recommendations from the Advisory Council on Wildlife Trafficking, the Implementation Plan was released on February 11, 2015 to guide and direct the efforts of Federal agencies in executing the Strategy. The Plan followed the structure and objectives of the three Strategic Priorities identified in the Strategy: Strengthen Enforcement (including both U.S. Domestic Enforcement and Global Enforcement), Reduce Demand for Illegally Traded Wildlife, and Expand International Cooperation and Commitment. Twenty-four objectives fall under these three Strategic Priorities, each including a number of Next Steps that identify discrete actions.

Title: El Salvador Regional and Bilateral Activities
Sponsor: El Salvador USAID-San Salvador
Deadline: April 23, 2016
Location: El Salvador, bilateral program-Central America, regional program
Amount: $5,000,000
Website: El Salvador USAID program
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. 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.

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
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: 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 Africa 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: 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 Innovation Fund
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.