Texas Tech University

International Research Funding Alert June 2016

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: http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=277586
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: AFRI- Food Security Challenge Area
Sponsor: National Institute of Food and Agriculture
Deadline: July 7, 2016
Location: Global
Amount: $1,000,000
Website: http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=283569
Summary: Agriculture and Food Research Initiative (AFRI) is a competitive grant program that provides funding for fundamental and applied research, education and extension projects in food and agricultural sciences. The long-term goal is to sustainably increase agricultural productivity and the availability and accessibility of safe and nutritious food. International collaborators are encouraged.
Title: Feed the Future Ethiopia Livelihoods for Resilience Activity
Sponsor: United States Agency for International Development
Deadline: July 25, 2016
Location: Ethiopia
Amount: $60,000,000
Website: http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=284104
Summary: The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Mission in Ethiopia is issuing this Request for Applications (RFA) for a five-year, $60 million Cooperative Agreement to support and enhance livelihood opportunities of the chronically food insecure households. Applications are sought that complement Government of Ethiopia's (GoE's) Productive Safety Net Program 4 (PSNP 4) and build on the extensive lessons and experiences of previous USAID- and GoE-funded programs, particularly the GoE's Productive Safety Net Program (PSNP) and USAID's Development Food Assistance Programs, the Graduation with Resilience to Achieve Sustainable Development (GRAD) Program, the GoE's Household Assets Building Program (HABP), the Agricultural Growth Program (AGP), and Empowering New Generations in Improved Nutrition and Economic Opportunities (ENGINE).
Title: Global Infectious Disease Research Training Program (GID)
Sponsor: NIH Fogarty International Center
Deadline: July 29, 2016
Location: TBA
Amount: $250,000
Website: http://www.fic.nih.gov/Programs/Pages/infectious-disease.aspx?utm_source=funding-news&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=funding-news
Summary: The Global Infectious Disease (GID) program addresses research training needs related to infectious diseases that are predominantly endemic in or impact upon people living in developing countries. The training programs include a variety of research training options to match the needs of the developing country institution. The ultimate goal is to build a critical mass of researchers and support staff to conduct independent infectious research in developing country institutions.
Title: U.S. Embassy South Public Affairs Section 2016 Annual Program Statement
Sponsor: Department of State U.S. Mission to South Africa
Deadline: August 1, 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
Title: AFRI- Water for Agriculture
Sponsor: National Institute of Food and Agriculture
Deadline: August 4, 2016
Location: Global
Amount: $1,000,000
Website: http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=283569
Summary: This AFRI Challenge Area addresses critical water resources issues such as drought, excess soil moisture, flooding, quality and others in an agricultural context. Funding will be used to develop management practices, technologies, and tools for farmers, ranchers, forest owners and managers, public decision makers, public and private managers, and citizens to improve water resource quantity and quality. The long-term goal of the AFRI Water for Agriculture Challenge Area is to tackle critical water issues by developing both regional systems for the sustainable use and reuse, flow and management of water, and at the watershed and farm scales, water issues focused on production and environmental sustainability efforts.
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: 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.