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International Research Funding Alert September 2016




Title:

Strengthening Participation

Sponsor: Rwanda UASID-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:

Securing Water for Food

Sponsor: USAID
Deadline: October 10, 2016
Location: Global
Amount: $100,000 to $2 Million, depending on the type of funding requested
Website: http://securingwaterforfood.org/apply
Summary: The United States Agency for International Development (USAID), Sweden through the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida), the Foreign Ministry of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, and the Government of South Africa has officially opened the Securing Water for Food: A Grand Challenge for Development 4th Global Call for Innovation. The period of performance for individual awards is up to three years; the actual period of performance for each award will be determined at the time of award. We are seeking applications that: Promote user-centered design, not technology for the sake of technology.



Title:

International Tobacco and Health Research and Capacity Building Program

Sponsor: National Institute of Health
Deadline: October 13, 2016
Location: Global
Amount: TBD
Website: https://www.fic.nih.gov/Programs/Pages/tobacco.aspx?utm_source=funding-news&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=funding-news
Summary: The International Tobacco and Health Research and Capacity Building Program aims to encourage trans-disciplinary research on the international tobacco epidemic, and focuses on reducing the global burden of morbidity and mortality caused by tobacco use. The program is designed to promote international research collaborations between investigators in the U.S. and scientists/institutions in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) to pursue research on tobacco control and prevention in LMICs. The program allows investigators in the U.S. and upper-middle-income countries to gain expertise working under LMIC-specific conditions where tobacco consumption poses a public health challenge. It also strengthens the research base of the participating institutions, in particular in the LMICs.



Title:

Promoting Study Abroad in Engineering, Physics, and Geophysics

Sponsor: Partners of Americas Foundation, U.S. Department of State and NAFSA
Deadline: October 16, 2016
Location: Argentina, Brazil, Columbia, Guyana, Mexico and the United States
Amount: $25,000 each for 6-8 Grants
Website: https://c.ymcdn.com/sites/partners.site-ym.com/resource/resmgr/100k_strong/rfps/FINAL_RFP12_-_ExxonMobil_201.pdf
Summary: The 100,000 Strong in the Americas Initiative uses the principle of leveraged innovation with higher education institutions that demonstrate the greatest commitment and innovation toward increasing study abroad opportunities. In applying for Competition #12 grants, HEIs will be asked to demonstrate how they will assert leadership in implementing the innovations proposed, how they will address on-campus barriers to student mobility, how they will maintain student engagement and how they will commit to making concrete changes to expand access to study abroad as sending and/or hosting institutions.



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?WT.mc_id=USNSF_25&WT.mc_ev=click
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:

Wildlife Without Borders- Mexico

Sponsor: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Deadline: October 17, 2016
Location: Mexico
Amount: $100,000
Website: https://www.fws.gov/international/pdf/notice-of-funding-opportunity-Mexico-2017-English.pdf
Summary: Mexico makes up only one percent of the Earth’s land area, but is home to an impressive one-twelfth of all of the species known to science. A megadiverse country, Mexico is also a major center of origin and domestication of plants and a key flora and fauna dispersal corridor. Program Goal: To conserve priority species, habitats and ecological processes across landscapes with high biodiversity value in Mexico. Program Objectives: 1. To reduce the underlying threats to Mexican biodiversity by supporting the implementation of on-the-ground projects. 2. To conserve Mexico’s flora and fauna by strengthening the ability of local institutions, decision makers and civil society to deliver enduring conservation actions. And 3. To maximize conservation impact by developing strategic partnerships with key stakeholders on the local, national, regional and international levels.



Title:

Cultivating Cultures for Ethical STEM

Sponsor: National Science Foundation
Deadline: February 15, 2017
Location: Global
Amount: $3,150,000 Estimated Total Program Funding
Website: http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=270439
Summary: Cultivating Cultures for Ethical STEM (CCE STEM) funds research projects that identify factors that are efficacious in the formation of ethical STEM researchers in all the fields of science and engineering that NSF supports. CCE STEM solicits proposals for research that explores the following: what constitutes ethical STEM research and practice, and which cultural and institutional contexts promote ethical STEM research and practice and why? Factors one might consider include: honor codes, professional ethics codes and licensing requirements, an ethic of service and/or service learning, life-long learning requirements, memberships in organizations (e.g. Engineers without Borders) that stress social responsibility and humanitarian goals, institutions that serve under-represented groups, institutions where academic and research integrity are cultivated at multiple levels, institutions that cultivate ethics across the curriculum, or programs that promote group work, or do not grade.



Title:

India Partnerships Program (IPP)

Sponsor: India USAID-New Delhi
Deadline: March 31, 2017
Location: New Delhi
Amount: $20,000,000
Website: http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=282644
Summary: Through this solicitation, USAID/India announces its desire to engage in new--or to expand existing-- public and private sector partnerships for India in priority areas defined by the Government of India (GOI) and the United States Government (USG). The IPP supports testing, adoption and scaling of creative or innovative solutions to meet development challenges in the areas of health, food security, clean energy, gender equality, female empowerment, maternal and child health, prevention and treatment of infectious diseases, affordable health care, water and sanitation access, early grade reading, promotion of clean and renewable energy, forestry, food security, triangular cooperation, gender and financial inclusion.



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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