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International Research Funding Alert February 2017



U.S. – China Scientific Cooperation Exchange Program 2017

Sponsor: USDA Foreign Agricultural Service
Deadline: February 26, 2017
Location: China
Amount: $5000/team
Website: https://www.fas.usda.gov/programs/scientific-cooperation-exchange-program
Summary: SCEP promotes agricultural cooperation, development, and trade between the United States and China by allowing eight U.S. and eight Chinese teams to visit the partner country for 14 days (13 nights) in order to exchange knowledge and technology in agriculture. Teams may consist of up to six persons including the required interpreter. The eight selected U.S. teams will coordinate with the FAS SCEP Program Manager to develop and design the multi-city program agenda in China what will initiate or strengthen linkages between our academic, public, and private institutions. MOA will confirm each U.S. teams’ program start and end dates and finalize the program itinerary prior to departure to China. Reimbursed funding will cover only international airfare, visa processing, and transportation to/from U.S. airport.


Innovation at the Nexus of Food, Energy, and Water Systems

Sponsor: National Science Foundation
Deadline: March 6, 2017
Location: Global
Amount: $2.5 million
Website: https://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2017/nsf17530/nsf17530.htm
Summary: Humanity is reliant upon the physical resources and natural systems of the Earth for the provision of food, energy, and water. Factors contributing to stresses in the food and 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. The Innovation at the Nexus of Food, Energy, and Water Systems program seeks to understand, design and model the interconnected food, energy, and water systems. Three tracks will be supported: 1. FEW System Modelling; 2. Visualization and Decision Support for Cyber-Human-Physical Systems at the FEW Nexus; and 3. Research to Enable Innovative System Solutions.


Fulbright-Hays Group Projects Abroad Program

Sponsor: Office of Postsecondary Education, Department of Education
Deadline: March 7, 2017
Location: See Solicitation for Details
Amount: $250,000
Website: http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=291056
Summary: The Fulbright-Hays Group Projects Abroad (GPA) Program is to promote, improve, and develop modern foreign languages and area studies at varying levels of education. The program provides opportunities for faculty, teachers, and undergraduate and graduate students to conduct individual and group projects overseas to carry out research and study in the fields of modern foreign languages and area studies.


Workshops for Promoting Women’s Full Participation in Community Consultations with Oil and Gas Companies

Sponsor: Department of State
Deadline: March 10, 2017
Location: Mozambique, Senegal, Gabon, or Madagascar
Amount: $205,867
Website: http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=291177
Summary: ENR announces the Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) for a new program aimed at increasing women’s participation in community consultations with oil and gas companies so they can represent their own needs and advocate for their share of revenue, jobs, and other benefits; and join in community decision-making processes. The program will support the following activities: training for women in communities that are the sites of planned oil or gas activity; identification and training of women from nearby communities who can return to those communities and train their peers; provision of training or other resources to adolescent girls in the community – training designed to highlight their rights and to encourage future leadership; and delivery of training or other resources to men to emphasize the benefits to the whole community of women’s participation in consultations.


Partnerships for International Research and Education

Sponsor: National Science Foundation
Deadline: April 24, 2017
Location: Global
Amount: $5,000,000
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.


BSF Program in Transformative Science

Sponsor: United States – Israel Binational Science Foundation
Deadline: April 27, 2017
Location: Global
Amount: $300,000
Website: http://www.bsf.org.il/data/FormsToDownload/BSF-Transformative-Call.pdf
Summary: BSF Transformative Science RFP is a small program of up to 2 awards annually that will receive larger grants than in our regular program. To be awarded a grant in the program, a proposal must be 'transformative', in the sense that if successful, it is expected to make a very significant scientific breakthrough. BSF has adopted the NSF definition for 'Transformative Science', which is: "Research driven by ideas that have potential to radically change our understanding of an important scientific concept, or lead to the creation of a new paradigm, or a new field of science. Such research is characterized by its challenge to current understanding or by its pathways to new frontiers". Applications must be submitted jointly by at least one Israeli and one American scientist, as required in all BSF programs.


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.


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.


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.


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