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International Research Funding Alert October 2018

The International Grants & Partnerships Division at the Office of International Affairs

Are you planning on a research proposal with international partners, sponsors, significant international travel, or with the scope of work happening in an international location? The International Grants & Partnerships (IGAP) Division was established at the Office of International Affairs to develop and increase international research activities at Texas Tech University. IGAP works with faculty to identify and disseminate international research opportunities and facilitate the development and submission of multidisciplinary and multi-institutional research proposals to external funding agencies. The Grants Administration team in IGAP can assist faculty with the following:

  • Proposal development
  • Assembling multidisciplinary teams
  • Identifying international collaborators
  • Budget preparation
  • Electronic Research Administration for proposal preparation
  • Coordination with the Office of Research Services for proposal approval and submission

Additionally, IGAP works with faculty to develop partnerships with international institutions to facilitate faculty goals and further enhance the international reputation and global presence of Texas Tech.

For more information on international grants and partnerships, please don't hesitate to contact the team below.

Ms. Reagan Ribordy, Director of International Programs

Ms. Laura Bilbao, Associate Director of International Programs

Mr. Michael Johnson, Senior Administrator of International Partnerships & Export Control

Ms. Nitasha Misra, International Grants Administrator


Title: Development Innovation Ventures
Sponsor: US Agency of International Development
Deadline: Rolling basis
Location: Global
Amount: $200,000 - $5,000,000
Website: https://www.usaid.gov/DIV
Summary: Development Innovation Ventures (DIV) is USAID's open innovation program that tests and scales creative solutions to any global development challenge. Innovative solutions come in many forms - whether a product, technology, service, or application of a creative business and delivery model. DIV is an open door to USAID - anyone, anywhere can apply at any time. The DIV provides flexible, tiered grant funding to test new ideas, take strategic risks, build evidence of what works, and advance the best solutions. The DVI looks for solutions that demonstrate rigorous evidence of impact, cost-effectiveness, and a viable pathway to scale and sustainability.

Title: Global Brain and Nervous System Disorders Research Across the Lifespan
Sponsor: National Institutes of Health
Deadline: November 7th, 2018
Location: Global
Amount: See solicitation for details
Website: https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-18-835.html
Summary: This opportunity encourages grant applications for the conduct of innovative, collaborative research projects between U.S. and low- and middle-income country (LMIC) scientists, on brain and other nervous system function and disorders throughout life, relevant to LMICs (including neurological, mental, behavioral, alcohol and substance use disorders and spanning the full range of science from basic to implementation research). Scientists in upper middle-income LMICs (UMICs) are also eligible to partner directly with scientists at other LMIC institutions with or without out a US partner. The collaborative research programs are expected to contribute to the long-term goals of building and strengthening sustainable research capacity in LMICs to address nervous system development, function and impairment throughout life and to lead to diagnostics, prevention, treatment and implementation strategies. The proposed work will also contribute to developing a base for research networking and evidence-based policy beyond the specific research project.

Title: U.S.-India Collaborative Vision Research Program
Sponsor: National Institutes of Health
Deadline: November 8, 2018
Location: India
Amount: $250,000
Website: https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-18-912.html
Summary: This opportunity encourages Multi-PI applications from U.S.-based institutions with an Indian institution partner to establish bilateral collaborations that will advance science and technology important to understanding, preventing, and treating blinding eye diseases, visual disorders, and their complications. Applications are encouraged from institutions that propose to conduct research on the basic biology and/or genetics of ophthalmic diseases through collaborations with Indian investigators on the following: diabetic retinopathy, glaucoma, age-related macular degeneration, retinitis pigmentosa, including rare and genetic diseases such as congenital cataracts, as well as other eye conditions such as ocular inflammation/uveitis, refractive error, low vision, and corneal injury. Basic, translational, or epidemiological research may be proposed.

Title: Ecology and Evolution of Infectious Diseases
Sponsor: National Science Foundation
Deadline: November 21st, 2018
Location: Global
Amount: See solicitation for details
Website: https://nsf.gov/pubs/2018/nsf18581/nsf18581.htm?org=NSF
Summary: The goal of the Ecology and Evolution of Infectious Diseases (EEID) program is to support important and innovative research on the ecological, evolutionary, and socio-ecological principles that influence the transmission dynamics of infectious diseases. Projects must address the quantitative or computational understanding of pathogen transmission dynamics. Because of the complexity of studies on the ecology and evolutionary ecology of infectious diseases, multidisciplinary teams of domestic and international collaborators with expertise from diverse disciplines are likely to be most effective. International linkage options include, but are not limited to, the United Kingdom, Israel, and China.

Title: Collaborative Research in Computational Neuroscience (CRCNS)
Sponsor: National Science Foundation
Deadline: November 27, 2018
Location: Global
Amount: $1,250,000
Website: https://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=5147
Summary: Through the CRCNS program, multiple funding agencies support collaborative activities that will advance the understanding of nervous system structure and function, mechanisms underlying nervous system disorders, and computational strategies used by the nervous system. Two classes of proposals will be considered in response to the solicitation: research proposals describing collaborative research projects, and data sharing proposals to enable sharing of data and other resources. As detailed in the solicitation, international components of collaborative projects may be funded in parallel by the participating agencies.

Title: The Prof. Rahamimoff Travel Grants Program for Young Scientists
Sponsor: United States – Israel Binational Science Foundation
Deadline: November 28, 2018
Location: Israel
Amount: $4,000
Website: http://www.bsf.org.il/bsfpublic/DefaultPage1.aspx?PageId=25&innerTextID=25
Summary: BSF is announcing the availability of funds for short scientific trips by young American or Israeli scientists to the other country. The program is open to PhD students doing research that requires facilities or expertise that are not available in their home countries. The 2 month trip will be only to a higher education or a research facility in the U.S.A. (for Israelis) or Israel (for Americans). The program will not support participation in conferences or trips by late-stage PhD students.

Title: Hellman Fellowship in Science and Technology Policy
Sponsor: American Academy of Arts & Sciences
Deadline: January 7th, 2019
Location: Global
Amount: See Solicitation
Website: https://www.amacad.org/content/about/about.aspx?d=96&t=4&s=94
Summary: As part of the Academy's Initiative for Science, Engineering, and Technology, the Hellman Fellowship in Science and Technology Policy provides an opportunity for an early-career professional with training in science or engineering to learn about a career in public policy and administration. While in residence, Hellman Fellows work with senior scientists and policy experts on critical national and international policy issues related to science, engineering, and technology.

Title: Political Science
Sponsor: National Science Foundation
Deadline: January 15th, 2019
Location: Global
Amount: See solicitation for details
Website: https://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=5418
Summary: The Political Science Program supports scientific research that advances knowledge and understanding of citizenship, government, and politics. Research proposals are expected to be theoretically motivated, conceptually precise, methodologically rigorous, and empirically oriented. Substantive areas include, but are not limited to, American government and politics, comparative government and politics, international relations, political behavior, political economy, and political institutions. In recent years, program awards have supported research projects on bargaining processes; campaigns and elections, electoral choice, and electoral systems; citizen support in emerging and established democracies; democratization, political change, and regime transitions; domestic and international conflict; international political economy; party activism; political psychology and political tolerance.

Title: Cultivating Cultures for Ethical STEM
Sponsor: National Science Foundation
Deadline: February 22, 2019
Location: Global
Amount: $275,000 - $600,000
Website: https://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=505027
Summary: Cultivating Cultures for Ethical STEM (CCE STEM) funds research projects that identify (1) factors that are effective in the formation of ethical STEM researchers and (2) approaches to developing those factors in all the fields of science and engineering that NSF supports. CCE STEM research projects will use basic research to produce knowledge about what constitutes or promotes responsible or irresponsible conduct of research, and how to best instill students with this knowledge. In some cases, projects will include the development of interventions to ensure responsible research conduct. This is a limited submission opportunity.

Title: The USAID Global Health Broad Agency Announcement for Research and Development
Sponsor: US Agency for International Development
Deadline: May 30th, 2022
Location: Global
Amount: See solicitation for details
Website: https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=305999
Summary: This Broad Agency Announcement (BAA) seeks opportunities to co-create, co-design, co-invest, and collaborate in the research, development, piloting, testing, and scaling of innovative, practical and cost-effective interventions to address the most pressing problems in global health. The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) invites organizations and companies to participate with USAID, in cooperation with its partners, to generate novel tools and approaches that accelerate and sustain improved health outcomes in developing countries. This particular BAA document discusses areas of interest specific to Research and Development for Global Health. Interested parties can not submit “Expressions of Interest (EOI)” to this BAA document, as this announcement is not a funding opportunity.