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International Research Funding Alert June 2017

 


Title:

2017 Cochran Fellowship Program (Pdf)

Sponsor: U.S.D.A.
Deadline: June 12, 2017
Location: Special, see proposal for additional details.
Amount: $20,000
Website: https://www.fas.usda.gov/programs/cochran-fellowship-program
Summary: The Cochran Fellowship Program provides short-term training opportunities for US institutions to host agricultural professionals from middle-income countries, emerging markets, and emerging democracies. The goals of the program are to help eligible countries develop agricultural systems necessary to meet the food and fiber needs of their domestic populations; and to strengthen and enhance trade linkages between eligible countries and agricultural interests in the United States. This year fellowship topics and locations are as follows: India Cold Chain Management, Vietnam Exposure to Agribusiness Systems, Thailand U.S. Administration on Plant Variety and Protection, and Burma U.S. Food Safety and Regulatory Systems.
 


Title:

Norman E. Borlaug International Agricultural Science and Technology Fellowship Program

Sponsor: U.S.D.A.
Deadline: June 16, 2017
Location: Special, see proposal for additional details.
Amount: $40,000
Website: https://borlaug.myreviewroom.com/
Summary: The Borlaug International Agricultural Science and Technology Fellowship Program promotes food security and economic growth by providing training and collaborative research opportunities to fellows from developing and middle-income countries. Borlaug fellows are generally scientists, researchers, or policymakers who are in the early or middle stages of their careers. Each fellow works one-on-one with a mentor at a U.S. university, research center or government agency, usually for 8-12 weeks. The U.S. mentor will later visit the fellow’s home institution to continue collaboration. Fellows may also attend professional conferences and events within their field, such as the annual World Food Prize Symposium. Fellows in 2017 will come from Africa, Asia, Latin America, and Eastern Europe in multiple research fields.
 


Title:

Education for deaf and blind children in Mali

Sponsor: Agency for International Development
Deadline: July 10 (Concept papers) August 31, 2017 (Submission)
Location: Bamako
Amount: $500,000
Website: https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=286603
Summary: The purpose of this APS is to solicit innovative concept papers from international and local organizations that can propose the best approach for blind and deaf inclusive education in Mali. This will be done through a two steps application process consisting of: (a) the submission of an initial concept paper and then, (b) the submission of a full application, as detailed in Section II. This APS will be open for a period of one year, with up to three (03) rounds, depending on funds availability. Under this APS, USAID intends to award multiple grants and cooperative agreements ranging from $20,000 to $300,000 for a maximum period of performance of two years each. At time of releasing this APS, the total amount available for funding the grants/cooperative agreements is $882,000 over a period of two years, of which $400,000 is available to cover the year 1. There will be a pre-application meeting with all interested local organizations on the date specified above to review the application requirements. All interested organizations are required to send an email at least seven working days before the meeting with the name of the organization and names of the attendees and their contact information. The solicitation will be amended to provide answers to all questions raised (in writing and at the meeting) for the general consideration of all interested parties.
 


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:

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.

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