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International Research Funding Alert March 2017

 


Title:

Regional Coastal Biodiversity Project

Sponsor: El Salvador USAID-San Salvador
Deadline: April 10, 2017
Location: Central America
Amount: $17,000,000
Website: https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=291823
Summary: The Project’s purpose is to address threats to and conserve biodiversity in targeted coastal-marine areas and associated upland ecosystems throughout Central America, to decrease degradation of forest and mangrove landscapes to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and increase resilience to climate change, and to enhance climate-smart economic opportunities and sustainable use of natural resources (“biocommerce” ).
 


Title:

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.
 


Title:

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.
 


Title:

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.
 


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:

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.
 


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.
 


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:

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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