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International Research Funding Alert May 2017

 


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:

FY 2018 Teacher Exchange Program

Sponsor: Department of State
Deadline: June 22, 2017
Location: Global
Amount: $10,450,000
Website: https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=293423
Summary: The Office of Global Educational Programs of the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA), U.S. Department of State, announces an open competition for up to three cooperative agreements to administer a combined total of four components of the Office's Teacher Exchange Program in Fiscal Year 2018. This Notice of Funding Opportunity reinforces the Bureau's engagement with primary and secondary school educators and seeks interested applicant organizations to administer teacher exchange programming for domestic and international teachers. Proposals should reflect a vision for all components, interpreting the goals of the Fulbright-Hays Act and the Teacher Exchange Programs with creativity, as well as providing innovative ideas and recommendations. Up to three award recipients may be issued cooperative agreements under the FY 2018 Teacher Exchange Program NOFO.
 


Title:

FY 2018 Survey of International Educational Exchange Activity in the United States

Sponsor: Department of State
Deadline: June 22, 2017
Location: See Announcement for Details
Amount: $500,000
Website: https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=293421
Summary: Purpose: To gain an accurate and current picture of international educational exchange activity in the United States in fulfillment of ECA's mandate, under the Fulbright-Hays Act, to promote mutual understanding through international educational exchange. In order to assess and analyze international educational exchange to and from the United States, the recipient organization, in consultation with ECA, will administer a series of sequential surveys to accredited U.S. higher education institutions focusing on four main sectors: 1) foreign students, 2) foreign scholars, 3) U.S. students studying overseas in credit-bearing and non-credit bearing programs, and 4) foreign enrollees in intensive English language programs in the United States. The recipient should also include data on numbers of foreign students enrolled at minority serving institutions. To obtain data on global student mobility, the recipient will also carry out work with foreign agencies and academic mobility researchers from around the world to collect and report accurate, timely and comprehensive data, which provides an important comparison point for U.S.-focused educational exchange activity.
 


Title:

Childhood Obesity Prevention Challenge Area

Sponsor: United States Department of Agriculture
Deadline: June 28, 2017
Location: Global
Amount: $2,500,000
Website: https://nifa.usda.gov/funding-opportunity/agriculture-and-food-research-initiative-childhood-obesity-prevention-challenge
Summary: The U.S. food supply contains an abundant amount of foods that are high in energy with appealing taste, but which are low in nutrient content. Food is an integral part of the process that leads to obesity and USDA has a unique responsibility for the food systems in the United States. The Secretary of Agriculture and NIFA are committed to preventive nutrition and physical activity strategies that will reduce obesity and related chronic diseases, and thereby lower healthcare costs. The goal of these strategies is to improve the health and nutrition of America’s children. The Childhood Obesity Prevention RFA focuses on the societal challenge to end child obesity in the U.S. In the Childhood Obesity Prevention Challenge Area RFA, specific program areas are designed to achieve the long-term outcome of reducing the prevalence of overweight and obesity among children and adolescents. Project types supported by AFRI within this RFA include multi-function Integrated Research, Education, and Extension projects and FASE grants.
 


Title:

Managua Annual Program Statement – PAS Small Grants Program

Sponsor: U.S. Mission to Nicaragua
Deadline: June 30, 2017
Location: Nicaragua
Amount: $100,000
Website: https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=291979
Summary: The PAS Small Grants Program awards grants to U.S. and Nicaraguan individuals and non-profit and non-governmental organizations with legal status to support innovative projects focused on community engagement that empower Nicaraguans through educational and entrepreneurial opportunities. The Small Grant Program cannot fund the following activities: projects supporting primarily partisan political or religious activities; international air travel unless essential to the goal of the project; humanitarian or charitale activities; for-profit, commercial or trade activities; fundraising campaign; scientific research; institutional development per se or support of an organization; activities that duplicate existing projects; construction; vehicles; salaries as the main purpose of the grant; and refreshments as the main element of the grant.
 


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:

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:

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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