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International Research Funding Alert January 2017

 


Title:

Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Livestock Systems

Sponsor: Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences at the University of Florida USAID
Deadline: February 3, 2017
Location: Cambodia
Amount: $850,000
Website: http://blogs.ifas.ufl.edu/livestocksystems/funding-opportunities/
Summary: The overall aim of the Livestock Systems Lab is to enhance the production, marketing and consumption of animal source foods in the target countries in order to increase the incomes, livelihoods, nutrition, and health of households, especially those of vulnerable women and children. This will be achieved by introducing new location-appropriate technologies, by improving management practices, skills, knowledge, capacity and access to and quality of inputs across livestock value chains, and by supporting the development of a policy environment that fosters sustainable intensification and increased profitability of smallholder livestock systems. The competitive subaward will address country-specific research and capacity building in Cambodia.
 


Title:

Combating Wildlife Trafficking

Sponsor: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Deadline: February 5, 2017
Location: Global
Amount: See solicitation
Website: CWT_NOFO_FY17_FINAL.pdf
Summary: The U. S. Fish & Wildlife Service (USFWS) is accepting project proposals to combat wildlife trafficking. Priority will be given to proposals addressing the following: 1. Strengthening the convention on international trade in endangered species of wild fauna and flora; 2. Good governance and anti-corruption for combating wildlife trafficking; 3.Transnational wildlife crime requires coordination among national governments to successfully investigate and prosecute crimes and disrupt trafficking networks to prevent future crimes; 4. Social and behavior change communication framework for combating wildlife trafficking audiences; 5. Critically endangered species threatened by illegal trade.
 


Title:

Cultivating Cultures for Ethical STEM

Sponsor: National Science Foundation
Deadline: February 15, 2017
Location: Global
Amount: $600,000
Website: https://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2015/nsf15528/nsf15528.htm
Summary: The Cultivating Cultures for Ethical STEM (CCE STEM) program accepts proposals for innovative research projects to foster ethical STEM research in all of the fields of science and engineering that NSF supports, including within interdisciplinary, inter-institutional and international contexts. CCE STEM research projects will use basic research to produce knowledge about what constitutes responsible or irresponsible, just or unjust scientific practices and sociotechnical systems, and how to best instill students with this knowledge. *Limited Submission.
 


Title:

United States-Israel Collaboration in Computer Science

Sponsor: National Science Foundation
Deadline: February 15, 2017
Location: Israel
Amount: $80,000
Website: https://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2017/nsf17515/nsf17515.htm
Summary: The United States-Israel Collaboration in Computer Science (USICCS) program is a joint program of NSF and the United States - Israel Binational Science Foundation (BSF). The program supports research projects that develop new knowledge in the theory of computing; algorithm design and analysis; design, verification, and evaluation of software systems; and revolutionary computing models based on emerging scientific ideas. Through this program, NSF and BSF will jointly support collaborations among US-based researchers and Israel-based researchers.
 


Title:

Grand Challenges Africa- Innovation Seed Grants

Sponsor: Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
Deadline: February 17, 2017
Location: Africa
Amount: $500,000
Website: http://aasciences.ac.ke/aesa/en/isg-round-1/innovation-seed-grant-round-1/
Summary: The Alliance for Accelerating Excellence in Science in Africa (AESA), an initiative of the African Academy of Sciences and the New Partnership for African Development (NEPAD), in partnership with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has launched two requests for proposals for Grand Challenges Africa - Innovation Seed Grants. These requests seek: 1) solutions and strategies to reduce maternal, neonatal and child deaths in Africa, and 2) creative communication approaches to inspire African governments to fund research and development. The Innovation Seed Grants will fund innovators resident in Africa with any level of experience, working in any discipline in colleges, universities, government laboratories, research institutions, non-governmental and non-profit organizations.
 


Title:

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.
 


Title:

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.
 


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:

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.
 


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.

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