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International Research Funding Alert July 2017

 


Title:

U.S. Embassy Abuja Annual Program Statement

Sponsor: U.S. Mission to Nigeria
Deadline: July 31, 2017
Location: Nigeria
Amount: $50,000
Website: https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=292909
Summary: This is an annual program statement, outlining U.S. Embassy Abuja Public Affairs funding priorities, strategic foci, and the procedures for submitting requests for funding. Please carefully follow all instructions below. Administration of this program will be subject to the availability of funds for FY2017. The U.S. Embassy Abuja Public Affairs Grants Program supports projects that: (a) Advance good governance in Nigeria through the promotion of improved transparency and accountability in government, rule of law, and enhanced civic participation; (b) Increase public support for U.S.-Nigerian cooperation in entrepreneurship and economic development, science and technology, and cultural exchange; (c) Support peace and security through civic education, countering violent extremism programming, and peace and reconciliation projects; (d) Improve and expand English language learning through curriculum development, teacher training, and partnerships with U.S. education institutions.
 


Title:

AFRI: Water for Food Production Systems Challenge Area

Sponsor: USDA- National Institute of Food and Agriculture
Deadline: August 2, 2017
Location: Global
Amount: $5,200,000
Website: https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=292712
Summary: Agriculture and Food Research Initiative (AFRI) is a competitive grant program that provides funding for fundamental and applied research, education, and extension projects in food and agricultural sciences. Within AFRI, the long-term goal of the Water for Food Production Systems Challenge Area is to sustainably increase agricultural productivity and availability of safe and nutritious food while significantly reducing water use and preserving water quality. The demands of a growing worldwide population will require crop and livestock producers to rethink and adapt resilient water management strategies not only suited to increasingly variable and extreme weather conditions, but also to increasing competition with industry, urban, and environmental needs and shifting policies.
 


Title:

Media Literacy Program

Sponsor: Department of State
Deadline: August 4, 2017
Location: Tbilisi, Georgia
Amount: $150,000
Website: https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=294920
Summary: The Public Affairs Section (PAS) of the U.S. Embassy in Tbilisi, Georgia is pleased to announce an open competition for assistance awards through this Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) for a pilot Program in Media Literacy. PAS invites organizations to submit proposals for an up-to- 24 months project to improve media literacy skills among young Georgians between the ages of 16 – 24 to include ethnic minorities and people at risk of being socially marginalized. Expected results include an increase of at least 20% in program participants’ ability to distinguish trustworthy news from fake news and an increase of at least 20% in those who cross-check the information from the news.
 


Title:

Annual Program Statement, Public Affairs, U.S. Embassy Harare

Sponsor: Department of State-U.S. Mission to Zimbabwe
Deadline: August 15, 2017
Location: Zimbabwe
Amount: $50,000
Website: https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=279618
Summary: The U.S. Embassy Zimbabwe, Public Affairs Section, is seeking proposals for projects throughout the fiscal year (beginning October 15, 2016) that strengthen and build local capacities in the following areas: educational and cultural exchange; improve the teaching and learning of the English language; support the rule of law; professionalize the media; promote freedom of expression; empower women and youth; promote social inclusion and tolerance of underserved communities, such as LGBTI, disabled persons and minority ethnic groups; promote greater health awareness and outcomes in HIV prevention and AIDS treatment; and encourage entrepreneurship, economic growth, and sustainable environmental practices. Eligibility is limited to organizations that qualify to receive U.S. grants, and have the ability to develop and implement projects in Zimbabwe. Organizations and entities with a prior history of non-performance of U.S. government grants are ineligible to apply for funding. Applicants should have demonstrated expertise in one or more of the following subject areas: people-to-people exchanges, cultural or academic programming, entrepreneurship and business development, civic engagement, international cooperation, and institution-to-institution partnership.
 


Title:

International Research Experiences for Students

Sponsor: National Science Foundation
Deadline: August 15, 2017
Location: Global
Amount: $250,000
Website: https://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=12831
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:

Hong Kong & Macau Small Grant Program

Sponsor: Department of State- U.S. Mission to China
Deadline: September 15, 2017
Location: China
Amount: $10,000
Website: https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=293091
Summary: The U.S. Consulate General Hong Kong & Macau Public Affairs Section (PAS) of the U.S. Department of State is pleased to announce that funding is available through its Public Diplomacy Small Grants Program. This annual notice of funding opportunities outlines our funding priorities and areas of interest, as well as procedures for submitting requests for funding. Please note that this notice supplements specific notices of funding opportunities that may be posted both here and on other relevant sites throughout the year. Any organization interested in applying for funding should carefully follow all instructions below.
 


Title:

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.
 


Title:

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.
 


Title:

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.
 


Title:

International Research Ethics Education and Curriculum Development Award

Sponsor: National Institutes of Health
Deadline: May 17, 2018
Location: Global
Amount: $230,000
Website: https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=280952
Summary: The NIH Research Education Program (R25) supports research education activities in the mission areas of the NIH. The goal of this FIC R25 program is to support educational activities that foster a better understanding of biomedical, behavioral and clinical research and its implications, by strengthening research ethics capacity in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) through increasing the number of LMIC research intensive institutions that can provide advanced education in research ethics. Programs supported by this initiative will equip scientists, health professionals and academics in these countries with in-depth knowledge of the ethical principles, processes and policies related to international clinical and public health research. Programs should be designed to strengthen the critical competencies needed to provide research ethics education, ethical review leadership and expert consultation to LMIC researchers, their institutions, governments and international research organizations.

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