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International Research Funding Alert April 2017



Tomorrow’s Internet Project Office (TIPOFF)

Sponsor: National Science Foundation
Deadline: May 2, 2017 (5pm)
Location: See Solicitation for Details
Amount: $10,000,000
Website: https://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2017/nsf17540/nsf17540.htm
Summary: To support the ongoing activities and expanding capabilities of CISE mid-scale computing research infrastructure, NSF will support the work of Tomorrow's Internet Project Office (TIPOFF or "Project Office"). Working closely with the U.S. academic and industry research communities in distributed computing and networking, TIPOFF will assume responsibility for the operation and administration of the GENI (Global Environment for Network Innovations) infrastructure, as well as its future design and development. A key role for TIPOFF is to lead the community in adapting and recasting current platform resources in light of new research community needs and emerging national priorities. Limit 1 submission group per university/entity.


USAID’s Essential Health Services Program (USAID’s EHSP)

Sponsor: Burma USAID-Rangoon
Deadline: May 03, 2017
Location: Burma
Amount: $29,345,000
Website: https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=292288
Summary: The United States Agency for International Development in Burma (USAID/Burma) is seeking applications from qualified organizations to implement the USAID’s Essential Health Services Program. USAID/Burma anticipates awarding one five-year cooperative agreement to improve the quality, delivery, financing, and utilization of the Essential Package of Health Services (EPHS) among service providers at the lower levels of the health system, emphasizing results at the township level and below, resulting in improved maternal, neonatal, and child health (MNCH) outcomes. Subject to the availability of funds, an award will be made to the responsible applicant whose application best meets the objectives of this funding opportunity and the merit review criteria contained herein. While one award is anticipated as a result of this notice of funding opportunity (NOFO), USAID reserves the right to fund any or none of the applications submitted.


Integrated Health Systems Strengthening and Service Delivery Activity (IHSS/SD Activity)

Sponsor: Pakistan USAID-Islamabad
Deadline: May 15, 2017
Location: Pakistan
Amount: $49,700,000
Website: https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=291734
Summary: USAID Pakistan is implementing a six-year flagship Maternal and Child Health (MCH) Program in Sindh from 2012-2018. The Program supports innovative approaches to strengthen the capacity of the public and private sectors to deliver high-impact health interventions to reduce maternal, newborn, and child mortality and morbidity, as well as improve reproductive health and increase family planning.


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.


American Schools and Hospitals Abroad (ASHA) Program

Sponsor: United States Agency for International Development
Deadline: May 29, 2017
Location: Global
Amount: $2 million
Website: http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=289760
Summary: USAID’s Office of American Schools and Hospitals Abroad (USAID/ASHA) provides assistance to schools, libraries, and medical centers outside the United States that serve as study and demonstration centers for American ideas and practices. USAID/ASHA awards help cultivate positive relationships between citizens of the United States and other nations. USAID/ASHA supports partnerships between organizations founded or sponsored by United States Organizations (USOs) and civil society institutions overseas. These partnerships enable overseas institutions to benefit from the expertise and experience of USOs while ensuring projects are locally owned and sustained.


Supporting Livelihoods in Syria

Sponsor: Agency for International Development Middle East Regional Platform
Deadline: June 10, 2017
Location: Syria
Amount: $7,000,000
Website: https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=291147
Summary: The objective of this APS is to combine humanitarian assistance and development approaches to build resiliency at the household and community levels in Syria through strengthened food security and livelihood opportunities.


International Research Experiences for Students

Sponsor: National Science Foundation
Deadline: August 15, 2017
Location: Global
Amount: $250,000
Website: https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=292345
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.


Eastern and Southern Caribbean Science, Technology, Innovations and Partnerships

Sponsor: USAID
Deadline: September 30, 2017
Location: Dominican Republic-Santo Domingo
Amount: $10,000,000
Website: http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=288059
Summary: This Broad Mission Announcement (BMA) seeks opportunities to co-create, co-design, co-invest, and collaborate in the development, piloting, testing, and scaling of innovative, practical and cost-effective interventions that support USAID Development Objectives that implement projects to: (1) reduce youth involvement in crime and violence; (2) reduce risks and adapt to the impacts of global climate change; and (3) achieve epidemic control of HIV/AIDS throughout the region, which are outlined in the USAID/ESC Regional Development Cooperation Strategy 2015-2019 (RDCS) . In accordance with individual Critical Problem Addenda (See Section III B) issued under this BMA, organizations and companies are invited to participate with USAID in scientific activities, innovations, technologies, and partnerships that further these Development Objectives.


Call for Proposals in a Joint NSF-BSF Program in Materials

Sponsor: United States – Israel Binational Science Foundation (BSF)
Deadline: November 6, 2017 (5pm Israeli Time)
Location: United States – Israel
Amount: $70,000/year
Website: http://www.bsf.org.il/data/FormsToDownload/BSF-NSF_in_Materials_Program_Call_for_Proposal.pdf
Summary: The U.S.-Israel Science Foundation (BSF) is pleased to announce the opening of a new round of applications in a joint funding program in Materials, with the Division of Materials Research (DMR) of the U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF) in the program areas of Biomaterials, Condensed Matter Physics, Electronic and photonic Materials, Metals and Metallic Nanostructures, Polymers, Solid State and Materials Chemistry, Ceramics, and Condensed Matter and Materials Theory. Full proposals for the Ceramics program and the Condensed Matter and Materials Theory program can be submitted to the BSF by the Israeli scientist only, and by the research authorities of all Israelis requesting funding at any time during the year, following the NSF restrictions, which include a limit of a single proposal per year. Joint submission is required.


USAID and the Private Sector: Partnering for Impact

Sponsor: USAID
Deadline: February 23, 2018
Location: Global
Amount: 12,500,000
Website: https://researchfunding.duke.edu/usaid-and-private-sector-partnering-impact
Summary: The APS invites private businesses, financial institutions, chambers of commerce, industry associations, private grant-making foundations, entrepreneurs, investors, philanthropists, and other private-sector organizations to identify and suggest ways we can work together to address key challenges in the developing world in a manner that advances our respective interests and objectives. In addition, the APS invites and encourages other types of organizations, including but not limited to prospective implementing partners, to engage and work with private sector partners to identify critical development problems and develop initial ideas about how we might work together to solve those problems. USAID encourages such organizations to reach out to the private sector (as defined in this APS) and explore ways in which collaboration with USAID might help all partners – businesses, NGOs, universities, governments, donors – to more effectively solve key problems, advance our respective interests, and achieve far greater development results and impacts.


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