Texas Tech University

International Research Funding Alert January 2016

Title: The Partnerships for Enhanced Engagement in Research (PEER) program
Sponsor: National Academies of Sciences
Deadline: January 15, 2016, Pre Proposal
Location: Various
Amount: See Solicitation for Details
Website: Peer program
Summary: PEER is an international awards program that brings developing country scientists and engineers together wish researchers funded by U.S. federal science agencies to address global development challenges. Through catalyzing collaborative research and strategic partnerships and leveraging existing U.S. investments in research, PEER is designed to elevate the use of science and technology in addressing local and global development challenges in USAID-presence countries. Not only does PEER support research relevant to USAID's development objectives, it also establishes long-lasting research relationships that build capacity, strengthen the research ecosystem, and enable collaborators to become better partners in development.

Title: Wildlife Without Borders- Africa
Sponsor: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Deadline: January 15, 2016
Location: Africa
Amount: $100,000
Website: USFWS program
Summary: Central Africa is a globally important region for forest and biodiversity conservation. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) works closely with national governments, U.S. agencies, and a range of other partners to ensure a strategic, results-based approach to wildlife conservation in the region. In collaboration with U.S. Agency for International Development's (USAID) Central Africa Regional Program for the Environment (CARPE), USFWS is providing this funding opportunity to reduce threats to key wildlife populations, and to develop the requisite individual and institutional conservation capacity to undertake long-term conservation programs.

Title: Japan Society for the Promotion of Science Research Fellowships in Japan
Sponsor: Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS), NIH Fogarty International Center
Deadline: March 01, 2016
Location: Japan
Amount: TBD
Website: JSPS program
Summary: The Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) conducts fellowship programs for foreign (non-Japanese) researchers to promote international cooperation in and mutual understanding through scientific research in Japan. These programs provide opportunities for U.S. citizen and permanent resident researchers to conduct cooperative research under Japanese host researchers in Japan.

Title: National Institute of Food and Agriculture International Wheat Yield Partnership Program
Sponsor: National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA)
Deadline: March 1, 2016 Letter of Intent; May 3, 2016 Full Proposal
Location: Global
Amount: $500,000
Website: NIFA in IWYP program
Summary: NIFA in coordination with the International Wheat Yield Partnership (IWYP), requests applications for fiscal year (FY) 2016 to seek breakthroughs for cereal breeding using new technologies and also discoveries that lead to significantly greater grain size, grain set and grain filling duration following embryo formation, in diverse environments, without compromising grain protein concentration in Triticeae species. The anticipated amount available for NIFA to support this program in FY 2016 is approximately $3,446,000.

Title: Community Conservancies Support Program
Sponsor: East Africa USAID-Kenya
Deadline: March 18, 2016
Location: Kenya
Amount: $1,500,000
Website: CSS program
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: Power Africa Initiative under Existing Global Development Alliance Annual Program Statement
Sponsor: United States Agency for International Development
Deadline: April 1, 2016 Concept Papers
Location: Africa
Amount: $5,000,000
Website: GDA Annual program
Summary: Through this Addendum to the FY2014–FY2015 Global Development Alliance (GDA) Annual Program Statement (APS) No. APS-OAA- 14-000001 (the GDA APS), USAID is making a special call for the submission of Concept Papers focused on advancing the success and achieving the goals of Power Africa. This Power Africa APS Addendum is designed to catalyze, facilitate and support such collaboration with the private sector and other key development partners which will further Power Africa's goals. The GDAs formed as a result of this Addendum are envisioned to be inclusive of multiple partners, i.e., businesses, universities, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), government institutions, foundations, who are working within sub-Saharan Africa.

Title: El Salvador Regional and Bilateral Activities
Sponsor: El Salvador USAID-San Salvador
Deadline: April 23, 2016
Location: El Salvador, bilateral program-Central America, regional program
Amount: $20,000,000
Website: El Salvador USAID program
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. 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.

Title: Higher Education Partnerships for Innovation and Impact (HEPII)
Sponsor: Agency for International Development
Deadline: June 29, 2016
Location: Global
Amount: See Solicitation for Details
Website: HEPII program
Summary: The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) is seeking concept papers from qualified U.S. and non-U.S. higher education institutions (HEIs) to work with USAID to advance strategic priorities and objectives and achieve sustainable development outcomes, results, and impact. This APS is not supported by specific funding, and any funding for any USAID-HEI partnership proposed under this APS would have to be requested from the specific USAID Mission, Bureau, or Independent Office with which the prospective applicant seeks to collaborate and to which the Concept Paper will be submitted. 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. The purpose of this APS is to promote opportunities for leveraging HEI capabilities across USAID's portfolio and its program cycle, and strengthen developing country HEI capabilities to respond to and solve critical development challenges.

Title: Annual Program Statement, Public Affairs, U.S. Embassy Harare
Sponsor: Department of State-U.S. Mission to Zimbabwe
Deadline: August 15, 2016
Location: Zimbabwe
Amount: $50,000
Website: Zimbabwe PAS program
Summary: The U.S. Embassy Zimbabwe, Public Affairs Section, is seeking proposals for projects throughout the fiscal year (beginning November 1, 2015) that strengthen and build local capacities in the following areas: educational and cultural exchange; improve the teaching and learning of the English language; support the rule of law; professionalize the media; promote freedom of expression; empower women and youth; promote social inclusion and tolerance of underserved communities, such as LGBTI, disabled persons and minority ethnic groups; promote greater health awareness and outcomes in HIV prevention and AIDS treatment; and encourage entrepreneurship, economic growth, and sustainable environmental practices.

Title: Global Innovation Fund (GIF)
Sponsor: GIF
Deadline: Rolling Basis
Location: Global
Amount: $50,000 to $15 million
Website: Global Innovation Fund program
Summary: The Global Innovation Fund (GIF) invests in social innovations that aim to improve the lives and opportunities of millions of people in the developing world. Through grants and risk capital, it supports breakthrough solutions with strong potential for social impact at a large scale. Financial support ranges from $50,000 to $15 million. GIF is open and accepting applications on a rolling basis.