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International Research Funding Alert August 2015

Title: The Innovation Fund for Improving Food Security in Ethiopia (IFSE) Agency for International Development
Sponsor: Ethiopia ISAID-Addis Ababa
Deadline: August 15, 2015
Location: Ethiopia
Amount: $2,000,000
Website: http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=260648
Summary: USAID would like to partner with the private sector, education and research institutions (and organizations working with them) towards improving food security in Ethiopia. This initiative will be used to identify and test innovations that produce cost effective and scalable solutions to addressing the problems Ethiopian households face with regards to food insecurity. The overall objective of this effort is to find ways to accelerate and reduce food insecurity and malnutrition across Ethiopia. For the purpose of this APS, the term "Grant" is synonymous with "Cooperative Agreement"; "Grantee" is synonymous with "Recipient"; and "Grant Officer" is synonymous with "Agreement Office". This APS is USAID/Ethiopia's invitation to the private sector1 and research institutions, both internationally as well as locally, to work together towards finding solutions that improve the lives of chronically food insecure people. Any private sector or research institutions that are interested in collaborating with USAID in this area should read this APS in its entirety and submit a concept note to USAID/Ethiopia. Such nontraditional partners2 should also make contact with persons indicated at USAID/Ethiopia to discuss any questions they may have with regards to this APS or on how to partner with USAID.
Title: International Research Experience for Students
Sponsor: National Science Foundation
Deadline: August 18, 2015
Location: Global
Amount: $2,250,000
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: Brazil Partnership Development Program Agency for International Development
Sponsor: Peru USAID-Lima
Deadline: August 19, 2015
Location: Peru
Amount: $2,500,000
Website: http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=274694
Summary: To create new partnerships to support USAID/Brazil's Environmental priorities in the areas of biodiversity conservation; protection of indigenous lands and natural resources; and applied biodiversity science, technology and innovation.
Title: Strengthening Civil Society Globally (SCS Global) Program
Sponsor: Agency for International Development
Deadline: September 18, 2015
Location: Global
Amount: $2,500,000
Website: http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=277452
Summary: he SCS Global project will serve Missions, Regional Bureaus and Offices by assisting in the design and implementation of local Mission-initiated and funded civil society and media activities.
Title: Improving Food Security and Resilience through Agriculture Disaster Risk Reduction Programs in Guatemala
Sponsor: Agency for International Development
Deadline: October 16, 2015-Deadline for Receipt of questions. May 1, 2015-Deadline for Applications
Location: Guatemala
Amount: $1,000,000
Website: http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=275949
Summary: Pursuant to the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961, as amended (FAA), the United States Government (USG), as represented by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), Bureau for Democracy, Conflict, and Humanitarian Assistance (DCHA), Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance (OFDA) is seeking full applications to support or stimulate the activities described in this Annual Program Statement (APS). The broad goals of this APS are to: i. Build resilience at the household and community level to cyclical droughts (as well as to floods that sometimes follow droughts); ii. Reduce the likelihood of food insecurity at the household level during drought events; iii. Provide humanitarian assistance through mitigation programming which will be used as a foundation for long-term development; [PLEASE REFER TO THE FULL ANNOUNCEMENT FOR MORE DETAILS ON THIS APS REQUIREMENT.]
Title: The Feed the Future Ebola Recovery Partnership in West Africa
Sponsor: Agency for International Development
Deadline: November 6, 2015
Location: West Africa
Amount: $1,000,000
Website: http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=276678
Summary: Through this Addendum to the FY2014-2015 Global Development Alliance (GDA) Annual Program Statement (APS) No. APS-OAA-14-000001 (the GDA APS), the Bureau for Food Security (USAID/BFS) is making a special call for the submission of Concept Papers focused on working with the private sector to revitalize the agricultural sector and livelihoods affected by the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, with a preference for the three most affected countries of Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone. The Feed the Future Ebola Recovery Partnership will engage and mobilize the expertise, infrastructures and resources of the private sector, foundations, and other partners, including in-country partners, to achieve a rapid and robust recovery from the Ebola outbreak and foster broad-based food security in the short, medium and long term. The Feed the Future Ebola Recovery Partnership will leverage the in-country knowledge, networks and institutions of these partners, as well as financial and in-kind resources, to design and implement activities that advance the three key objectives of: (1) restoring food production and availability; (2) increasing economic access by supporting food security-related small and medium enterprises to reclaim and grow their businesses; and (3) raising the nutritional security of consumers so that they are less vulnerable to shocks or short term food crises. Ideally, the portfolio of alliances and activities supported under this addendum will enable USAID to ensure that each of the above objectives is advanced. However, priority will be placed on supporting the most promising approaches, even if the resulting portfolio only advances one or two of the objectives described above. Unless otherwise stated herein, all terms and conditions of the FY2014-2015 GDA APS apply (http://www.usaid.gov/work-usaid/get-grant-or-contract/opportunities-funding/global-development-alliance-annual-program).
Title: Partnership Concept papers in Support Power Africa Initiative
Sponsor: East Africa USAID-Kenya
Deadline: November 13, 2015
Location: Global
Amount: $7,500,000
Website: http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=253668
Summary: This announcement is call to submit Partnership Concept Papers focused on advancing the success and achieving the goals of the Power Africa Initiative. More specifically, USAID's Power Africa Initiative, USAID's Bureau for Africa, and other offices within USAID/Washington, and USAID Missions in priority Power Africa countries, are seeking to engage with interested parties to develop activities or projects that can pool funds, talent, and resources from USAID, other government agencies, and private sector partners to support the Power Africa Initiative.
Title: Community Conservancies Support Program
Sponsor: East Africa USAID-Kenya
Deadline: March 18, 2016
Location: Kenya
Amount: $6,500,000
Website: http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=275266
Summary: The purpose of this APS is to announce that the United States Government (USG) plans to fund a limited number of awards through USAID/Kenya to strengthen the capacity of nascent conservancies and governance systems in the Masai Mara, Amboseli and Tsavo landscapes in Kenya.
Title: El Salvador Regional and Bilateral Activities
Sponsor: El Salvador USAID-San Salvador
Deadline: April 23, 2016
Location: Overseas
Amount: $500,000
Website: http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=276126
Summary: The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) in El Salvador solicits innovative ideas from U.S. and non-U.S. organizations who demonstrate the ability to implement approaches in the Economic Growth and Democracy program areas, further described in the APS and which are divided into the following geographic locations: The bilateral program area covers activities which are to be implemented in El Salvador, and The regional program areas covers activities which are to be implemented in Central America, defined as member countries of the Central American Integration System (SICA), or Belize, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, and Panama. However, this geographical area may be further limited for implementation as specified in the narrative of the APS.
Title: Partnerships for Innovation and Impact (HEPII) Annual Program Statement
Sponsor: Agency for International Development
Deadline: Concept Papers accepted until June 29, 2016
Location: Global
Amount: TBD
Website: http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=277586
Summary: This Annual Program Statement (APS) announces opportunities for higher education institutions (HEIs) to work with the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) to advance USAID's strategic priorities and objectives, and achieve sustainable development outcomes, results, and impact. USAID seeks to optimize its relationship with HEIs by identifying and promoting successful partnerships and collaboration models, and increasing USAID's access to higher education technical resources. USAID seeks to partner with HEIs across disciplines and collaboration models to facilitate USAID mission and country efforts to improve development outcomes, from small to large-scale activities. As an industry, higher education drives economic growth, generates skilled workforce and produces and supports entrepreneurs and innovators. Strong higher education institutions are better equipped to develop and deliver education, training and research that contribute to a country's economic growth.