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International Research Funding Alert September 2017

 


Title:

Small Grants Program

Sponsor: Department of State
Deadline: September 30, 2017
Location: Tokyo
Amount: $100,000
Website: https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=289931
Summary: The U.S. Embassy Tokyo 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.
 


Title:

Eastern & Southern Caribbean Science, Technology, Innovations & Partnerships

Sponsor: Dominican Republic USAID-Santo Domingo
Deadline: September 30, 2017
Location: Eastern and Southern Caribbean
Amount: $10,000,000
Website: https://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:

Cambodia-Enhancing Quality of Healthcare

Sponsor: Agency for International Development
Deadline: October 4, 2017
Location: Cambodia
Amount: $29,000,000
Website: https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=296776
Summary: USAID/Cambodia seeks to make a five-year award focused on the goal of improving the quality of public and private health services in Cambodia in a sustainable manner through technical assistance to national and sub-national health systems. The activity will achieve this goal through four objectives: 1) improved policies, guidelines and standards for streamlined quality assurance; 2) increased efficiency and effectiveness of service delivery; 3) strengthened regulatory framework, implementation, and enforcement; and 4) strengthened pre-service public health training. Under these objectives, the award will support the Ministry of Health, Provincial Health Departments, Operational District Offices and Referral Hospital Management to improve the quality of health services through targeted technical assistance and limited introduction of new techniques, approaches, and technologies that improve quality of health services in both the public and private sector.
 


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:

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.
 


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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