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International Research Funding Alert May 2016

Title: Promoting Study Abroad Partnerships for Innovation and Collaboration
Sponsor: Partners of the Americas Foundation
Deadline: May 31, 2016
Location: Western Hemisphere
Amount: $100,000
Website: 100k strong americas
Summary: The goal of the 100,000 Strong Americas is to foster region-wide cooperation, understanding and prosperity through greater international exchange of students. Increasing mutual understanding and building closer people-to-people ties helps the people of the Western Hemisphere to address common challenges including citizen security, economic opportunity, social inclusion, and environmental sustainability. The purpose is to provide institutional grants to higher education institutions (HEIs)--- that includes colleges, community colleges, universities and other institutions of higher education--- in order to identify innovations for increased bi-directional collaboration in the Western hemisphere to increase study abroad in all fields of study.
Title: Women's Entrepreneurial Center, Laos
Sponsor: Department of State
Deadline: June 10, 2016
Location: East Asia and Pacific Affairs
Amount: $445,000
Website: EAP-EAPAQM-16-009
Summary: The U.S. Department of State Bureau of East Asia Pacific Affairs (EAP) announces an open competition for organizations interested in submitting applications for a project to promote women's entrepreneurship, as part of the Lower Mekong Initiative. The grantee will establish a physical women's entrepreneurial center in Vientiane, Laos. The Center will provide a safe space for female would-be entrepreneurs and business owners from the formal and informal sectors to receive training, access resources, and connect to a local network of mentors that can provide them real-time, tailored feedback. The Center will offer women business owners and prospective entrepreneurs ongoing support, advice, resources, and the environment needed to transform their businesses, and in turn create jobs and strengthen local and national economies to provide.
Title: Afghanistan-Pakistan Partnership Summit
Sponsor: Department of State U.S. Mission to Afghanistan
Deadline: June 14, 2016
Location: Afghanistan
Amount: $225,000
Website: SCAKAB-16-CA-008-SCA-04112016
Summary: This project will support a summit for at least 18 and up to 30 participants—approximately 15 from Afghanistan and 15 from Pakistan, with equal representation from the two countries—who will discuss areas of future cooperation between the two countries in specific sectors of interest. The program will be up to one week in length and should take place no earlier than July 2016 and no later than April 2017. While Washington, D.C., is the preferred location for this program, proposals will also be considered for third locations, especially those in readily-accessible regional hubs (e.g. Dubai, Istanbul). To this end, at least 18 and up to 30 professionals—up to 15 from each country—will participate in a one-week program (approximate) to evaluate and debate ties in three distinct but overlapping sectors, or "pillars", and discuss practical steps toward increased cooperation in those areas. For the proposal, these pillars should be: civil society and religious organizations; business-to-business ties; and political engagement. These topics are subject to change however and will be confirmed by PAS Kabul after the award has been made. The breakdown of project participants will be approximately ten specialists for each of the three pillars, five from each country.
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: APS-OAA-15-000048
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: Global Infectious Disease Research Training Program (GID)
Sponsor: NIH Fogarty International Center
Deadline: July 29, 2016
Location: TBA
Amount: $250,000
Website: FIC NIH
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: DOS-ZAF-APS-FY16
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: 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: DOS-HRE-FY16
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: Broad Agency Announcement (BAA) for Guatemala's Development Challenges
Sponsor: USAID
Deadline: August 24, 2017
Location: Guatemala
Amount: See Solicitation for Details
Website: BAA-GUATEMALA-2015
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 Guatemala's Development Challenges. Those Development Challenges may include opportunities to address the Regional HIV/AIDS Program managed in Guatemala. The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) invites individuals, organizations, and companies to participate with USAID to create more strategic, focused and results oriented solutions to respond to the development challenges in Guatemala and Central America in the case of HIV/AIDS activities.
Title: Oman Research Fellowship
Sponsor: Sultan Qaboos Cultural Center
Deadline: September 15, 2016
Location: Middle East
Amount: $51,000
Website: Scholarships-0024-Fellowships
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: Human Rights for all Agency for International Development
Sponsor: West Africa USAID-Ghana
Deadline: October 31, 2016
Location: Ghana
Amount: $1,100,000
Website: APS-624-16-000002
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.