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International Research Funding Alert October 2017

 


Title:

Call for Proposals in a Joint NSF-BSF Program in Materials

Sponsor: United States – Israel Binational Science Foundation (BSF)
Deadline: November 6, 2017
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:

Brazil Environment Program-Territorial & Environmental Management of Indigenous Lands

Sponsor: USAID
Deadline: November 17, 2017
Location: Peru
Amount: $7,500,000
Website: https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=293957
Summary: USAID welcomes applications from many types of organizations including U.S. and non-U.S. private businesses, business and trade associations, foundations, U.S. and non-U.S. Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs), faith-based organizations, international organizations, U.S. and non-U.S. colleges and universities, civic groups, regional organizations, etc.; individually or organized under a consortium (one leader organization and others as partners). All applicants must be legally recognized organizational entities under applicable law. An individual cannot apply as an applicant.
 


Title:

Industry-University Cooperative Research Centers Program

Sponsor: National Science Foundation
Deadline: December 20, 2017
Location: Global
Amount: $200,000
Website: https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=289869
Summary: The Industry-University Cooperative Research Centers (IUCRC) program develops long-term partnerships among industry, academe, and government. The Centers are catalyzed by an investment from the National Science Foundation (NSF) and are primarily supported by industry Center members, with NSF taking a supporting role in the development and evolution of the Center. Each Center is established to conduct research that is of interest to both the industry members and the Center faculty. An IUCRC contributes to the nation's research infrastructure base and enhances the intellectual capacity of the engineering and science workforce through the integration of research and education. As appropriate, an IUCRC uses international collaborations to advance these goals within the global context.
 


Title:

Leveraging Academic Partnerships in Operational Humanitarian Environments

Sponsor: Agency for International Development
Deadline: December 31, 2017
Location: Global
Amount: $1,000,000
Website: https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=294425
Summary: The scope and objective(s) of the program(s) to be funded under the award(s) resulting from this APS includes: leveraging a pilot program, existing research project, or an existing UN global initiative in partnership with an international NGO or UN operational partner. USAID/OFDA's primary objective will be to improve disaster response operations and corresponding interventions in countries facing chronic vulnerabilities or protracted conflict.
 


Title:

Cultivating Cultures for Ethical STEM

Sponsor: National Science Foundation
Deadline: February 15, 2018
Location: Global
Amount: $3,150,000
Website: https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=270439
Summary: Cultivating Cultures for Ethical STEM (CCE STEM)funds research projects that identify factors that are efficacious in the formation of ethical STEM researchers in all the fields of science and engineering that NSF supports. Proposals including international collaborations are encouraged when those efforts enhance the merit of the proposed work by incorporating unique resources, expertise, facilities or sites of international partners. The U.S. team's international counterparts generally should have support or obtain funding through other sources.
 


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:

New Partnership Opportunities for Local NGOS

Sponsor: Senegal USAID-Dakar
Deadline: March 16, 2018
Location: Fatick and Matam
Amount: $1,000,000
Website: https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=292553
Summary: The United States Agency for International Development (USAID)/SENEGAL is seeking applications for a cooperative agreement from qualified Local Non-Governmental Organizations to support national and local level Senegalese Civil Society to fulfill its role in advocating for the resolution of local level issues in Fatick and Matam.
 


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.
 


Title:

Partnering for Impact in Guinea

Sponsor: USAID
Deadline: June 29, 2018
Location: Guinea
Amount: See Solicitation for guidelines
Website: https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=295147
Summary: Pursuant to the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961, as amended, the United States Government (USG), as represented by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), USAID/Guinea, invites applications for funding from qualified Local non-U.S., non-profit or for-profit non-governmental organizations (NGOs), to carry out activities that mitigate conflict and promote local development in the Guinea Forest Region by bringing together individuals of different ethnic, religious or political backgrounds from areas of civil conflict (ethnic, religious, social etc.).
 


Title:

Agriculture and Food Research Initiative-Foundational Program

Sponsor: National Institute of Food and Agriculture
Deadline: September 30, 2018
Location: Global
Amount: $150,200,000
Website: https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=293126
Summary: The AFRI Foundational Program is offered to support grants in the six AFRI priority areas to continue building a foundation of knowledge critical for solving current and future societal challenges. The six priority areas are: Plant Health and Production and Plant Products; Animal Health and Production and Animal Products; Food Safety, Nutrition, and Health; Bioenergy, Natural Resources, and Environment; Agriculture Systems and Technology; and Agriculture Economics and Rural Communities. Single-function Research Projects, multi-function Integrated Projects, and Food and Agricultural Science Enhancement (FASE) Grants are expected to address one of the Program Area Priorities (see Foundational Program RFA for details).

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