Texas Tech University

International Research Funding Alert July 2016

Title: U.S. Embassy South Public Affairs Section 2016 Annual Program Statement
Sponsor: Department of State U.S. Mission to South Africa
Deadline: August 01, 2016
Location: South Africa
Amount: $10,000
Website: http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=280781
Summary: U.S. Embassy South Africa Public Affairs Section, U.S. Department of State (PAS) is pleased to announce that funding is available through its Public Diplomacy Small Grants program. This is an Annual Program Statement, outlining our funding priorities, strategic themes, and procedures for submitting requests for funding. Priority theme areas are Culture/American Society, Educational Initiatives, Democracy, Human Rights and Civil Society, Science and Technology, Youth Leadership and Development, Climate Change, and Entrepreneurship and Innovation.
Title: American Overseas Research Centers
Sponsor: United States Department of Education
Deadline: August 04, 2016
Location: Africa, Central Asia, Middle East, South Asia, Western Europe
Amount: $20,000
Website: http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=283962
Summary: The mission of the International Education Programs Service (IEPS) is to meet the national needs for expertise and competence in foreign languages and area or international studies. This program provides grants to overseas research centers that are consortia of U.S. institutions of higher education to enable the centers to promote postgraduate research, exchanges, and area studies. Typically, the area of studies or international studies research focuses on the humanities or social sciences.
Title: Promoting Study Abroad Focusing on Environmental & Water
Sponsor: Partners of the Americas Foundation
Deadline: New Deadline August 14, 2016
Location: Western Hemisphere & United States
Amount: $25,000 up to eight
Website: http://c.ymcdn.com/sites/partners.site-ym.com/resource/resmgr/100K_Strong/RFPs/Competition_11_-_Coca-Cola_R.pdf
Summary: The 100,000 Strong in the Americas Initiative will use the principle of leveraged innovation with HEIs that demonstrate the greatest commitment and innovation toward increasing study abroad opportunities. In applying for Competition 11 grants, HEIs will be asked to demonstrate how they will assert leadership in implementing the innovations proposed, how they will address on campus barriers to student mobility, how they will maintain student engagement and how they will commit to making concrete changes to expand access to study abroad as sending and/or hosting institutions.
Title: Exchange Program in the U.SS for English Language Teachers from U.S. –Brazil Binational Centers
Sponsor: Department of State-Mission to Brazil
Deadline: August 15, 2016
Location: Brazil
Amount: $70,000
Website: http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=285399
Summary: The U.S. Embassy in Brazil seeks proposals for the development and implementation of a two-week exchange program in the U.S. for 25 English language teachers from the U.S.-Brazil Binational Centers (BNCs). This initiative is part of Post's continuing efforts to strengthen the network of U.S.-Brazil BNCs, and is aimed at investing in the professional development of their teachers by providing participants with additional professional/cultural experiences that will help position their BNCs in the forefront to compete in the increasingly aggressive English teaching market. This BNC Faculty Development Exchange (FDE) does not follow the traditional TEFL certificate model, but rather, expands teachers' knowledge and experiences regarding U.S. education, culture and society in general, while improving participants' teaching skills and English language proficiency. This program will select mid-career teachers (between five and fifteen years working at the BNC) who have no previous academic experience and familiarity regarding living in the United States. In terms of program content, participants' program agenda should include: - Educational visits to different types of ESL programs (dual language immersion, co-teaching, and pull-out programs in primary/secondary schools, intensive English language programs at different universities and/or community colleges, ESL instruction for adult immigrants, ESL taught in private language schools, etc.); - Workshops and discussion sessions with TEFL/TESL specialists on current topics such as Project-based Learning, E-Learning, Differentiated Instruction, Content-Language Integrated Instruction, English for Specific Purposes, and Teaching English to Students with Learning Differences, etc.; - A focus on reflective practice by way of activities/discussions weaving the program visits and workshops together, and the development of a plan of action to be carried out upon teachers' return to their institutions. - A cultural component that will provide participants with a more comprehensive understanding and knowledge of the U.S. culture and society, so as to better position themselves as English language teachers, thus becoming more empowered and, at the same time, expanding their and their BNCs' networks. To the extent possible, we would also like to see included in the agenda a home-hospitality activity. - One or more visits and/or a workshop on the Maker Movement and how it is being used to complement the students'.
Title: U.S. Mission to Cuba Public Affairs
Sponsor: Department of State
Deadline: August 15, 2016
Location: Cuba
Amount: $100,000
Website: http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=282982
Summary: The U.S. Embassy to Cuba Public Affairs Section (PAS) of the U.S. Department of State is pleased to announce that limited funding is available through the U.S. Embassy to Cuba Public Affairs Large Grants Program to support activities that promote U.S.-Cuba bilateral relations in the following three priority areas: 1) Increase entrepreneurship and economic opportunities, especially among youth and underserved communities; 2) Institutional linkages between academic or nonprofit organizations to enhance bilateral partnerships through the promotion of education, the access and use of technology, sports, and partnerships across the Americas. 3) Promote cultural exchange and enhance understanding of our shared history, traditions, and values through innovative means.
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: http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=279618
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: International Research Experiences for Students (IRES)
Sponsor: National Science Foundation
Deadline: August 16, 2016
Location: Global
Amount: $250,000
Website: http://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: Partnerships for International Research and Education (PIRE)
Sponsor: National Science Foundation
Deadline: September 14, 2016
Location: Global
Amount: $1,000,000
Website: http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2016/nsf16571/nsf16571.pdf
Summary: Partnerships for International Research and Education (PIRE) is an NSF-wide program that supports international activities across all NSF-support disciplines. The primary goal of PIRE is to support high quality projects in which advanced in research and education could not occur without international collaboration. PIRE seeks to catalyze a higher level of international engagement in the U.S. science and engineering community. *Limited Submission Opportunity.
Title: Oman Research Fellowship
Sponsor: Sultan Qaboos Cultural Center
Deadline: September 15, 2016
Location: Middle East
Amount: $51,000
Website: https://sqcc.org/Scholarships-0024-Fellowships.aspx
Summary: The Sultan Qaboos Cultural Center (SQCC) supports and encourages advanced research on Oman across a variety of academic disciplines through the SQCC Research Fellowship Program. Launched in 2010, this program funds American scholars to conduct research in the Sultunate of Oman. This program is offered annually and is open to PH.D. candidates and university academics.
Title: Emerging Global Leader Award (K43)
Sponsor: Department of Health & Human Services
Deadline: December 14, 2016
Location: Global
Amount: $75,000
Website: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-15-292.html
Summary: The purpose of the Fogarty Emerging Global Leader Award is to provide research support and protected time to a research scientist from a low- or middle-income country (LMIC) with a junior faculty position at an LMIC academic or research institution. This intensive, mentored research career development experience is expected to lead to an independently funded research career. This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) invites applications from LMIC scientists from any health related discipline that propose career development activities and a research project that is relevant to the health priorities of their country.