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International Research Funding Alert November 2016




Title:

GoMRI Request for Proposals (RFP-VI) for 2018-2019

Sponsor: Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative
Deadline: November 14th, 2016 LOI, March 3, 2017 Full
Location: Global
Amount: $65,000,000
Website: http://us2.campaign-archive2.com/?u=2e3d4145e641864f5ff4433c1&id=a550c625c8&e=53fafc5eb3
Summary: The Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative is releasing a call for research proposals to support research directed at improving the understanding of the effects of oil on the environment and people of the Gulf of Mexico region. The RFP-VI will focus on: physical distribution, dispersion, and dilution of petroleum; chemical evolution and biological degradation of the petroleum dispersant system; environmental effects of the petroleum system on the sea floor; technology developments for improvements associated with oil spills; and the impact of oil spills behaviorally and socioeconomically. It will fund two-year awards from January 1st, 2018 – December 31st, 2019.



Title:

2017 Borlaug Global Research Alliance Fellowships

Sponsor: USDA
Deadline: November 30th, 2016
Location: Global
Amount: See Solicitation for Details
Website: http://www.fas.usda.gov/newsroom/accepting-applications-2017-borlaug-global-research-alliance-fellowships
Summary: The fellows that are considered for the Borlaug Global Research Alliance Fellowships will work with a mentor at USDA’s Agricultural Research Service or for a U.S. university for up to 12 weeks on climate change mitigation research. The targeted research areas include: developing tools for greenhouse gas and carbon sequestration assessments; reducing greenhouse gas emissions intensity in crop production systems; reducing greenhouse gas emissions intensity in livestock production systems; and developing databases and strategies for synthesis, integration, and decision support to manage greenhouse gas emissions and carbon sequestration in the agricultural systems.



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: $12,000,000
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:

Fulbright Junior Faculty Development Program for Egypt

Sponsor: Department of State Council for International Exchange of Scholars
Deadline: December 7, 2016
Location: Egypt
Amount: See Solicitation for Details
Website: http://www.cies.org/program/fulbright-junior-faculty-development-program-egypt
Summary: Sponsored by the U.S. Department of State, the Fulbright Junior Faculty Development Program for Egypt is designed to bring junior scholars to U.S. host institutions for faculty development, mentoring, and cultural exchange activities. The intent of this 10-week program is to equip scholars with the knowledge and tools needed to build the capacity of their home institutions and to advance the education of future generations. CIES seeks a host institution to implement a 10-week summer program scheduled from July 5, through September 13, 2017. CIES anticipates placing six scholars in the following disciplines: Teaching of English as a Foreign or Second Language (TEFL)/Applied linguistics.



Title:

Wildlife Without Borders LAC Central America 2017

Sponsor: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Deadline: December 16, 2016
Location: Central America
Amount: $200,000
Website: http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=288908
Summary: Central America possesses one of the richest concentrations of species and ecosystem diversity on Earth. The region’s forests serve as irreplaceable flyways for migratory birds, provide important watershed and ecosystem services, and reduce the severity of climate change impacts. USFWS is providing this funding opportunity to reduce threats to key species and ecosystems in Central America and to strengthen the requisite local individual and institutional capacity to sustain conservation processes in the long-term. Project activities should take place in Central America. If work is to be conducted in the United States, the proposal must show a clear impact on biodiversity conservation in Central America to be eligible.



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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