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International Research Funding Alert January 2018

 


Title:

Wildlife Without Borders – African Elephant Conservation Fund

Sponsor: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Deadline: February 13, 2018
Location: Africa – see solicitation for detailed areas
Amount: $200,000 - $400,000
Website: https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=299430
Summary: The African Elephant Conservation Fund is accepting project proposals for the conservation of the African Elephant due to the alarming decline of African elephant populations. The African Elephant Conservation Fund supports projects that promote, but are not limited to: conservation through habitat conservation and management, conservation education and community outreach, and applied research necessary to inform protection and management, including surveys and monitoring. Proposals must identify immediate threats to elephant survival and support direct conservation activities to eliminate or reduce those threats. Applicants may submit proposals from any project sites with indigenous elephant populations, but a full list of prioritized elephant populations is listed in the solicitation.
 


Title:

Borlaug Summer Institute on Global Food Security

Sponsor: Purdue Center for Global Food Security
Deadline: February 14, 2018
Location: West Lafayette, Indiana
Amount: See Solicitation
Website: http://www.purdue.edu/discoverypark/food/programs/borlaug-fellows/summer-institute.php
Summary: The U.S. Borlaug Summer Institute on Global Food Security is an annual 2-week long learning program for graduate students attending U.S. institutions who are interested in developing a holistic understanding of the conceptual challenges around global food security. The 2018 Summer Institute will take place in June 2018, on Purdue's main campus in West Lafayette, Indiana. This Institute will provide students with a working knowledge of these issues, with a focus on cross-disciplinary problem solving of real-world development challenges.
 


Title:

International Research Scientist Development Award

Sponsor: National Institute of Health
Deadline: March 7, 2018
Location: LMIC as defined by the World Bank
Amount: See solicitation
Website: https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-17-002.html
Summary: National Institute of Health is announcing the International Research Scientist Development Award (IRSDA) as to provide support and protected time (three to five years) to advanced postdoctoral U.S. research scientists and recently-appointed junior faculty for an intensive, mentored research career development experience in a low-or middle-income country (LMIC) leading to an independently-funded research career focused on global health. NIH will contribute up to $75,000 per year toward the salary of the career award recipient, and $30,000 per year toward the research development costs of the award recipient.
 


Title:

American Schools and Hospitals Abroad Program

Sponsor: United States Agency for International Development
Deadline: February 23, 2018 concept papers
Location: Global
Amount: $2,000,000
Website: https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=298112
Summary: ASHA provides assistance to overseas schools, libraries, and hospitals to highlight American ideas and practices, to provide concrete illustrations of the generosity of the American people, to further U.S. public diplomacy, and to catalyze collaboration between U.S. citizens and citizens of other countries. ASHA supports partnerships between organizations founded or sponsored by United States citizens and civil society institutions overseas.
 


Title:

Cultivating Cultures for Ethical STEM

Sponsor: National Science Foundation
Deadline: February 15, 2018
Location: Global
Amount: $3,150,000
Website: https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=270439
Summary: Cultivating Cultures for Ethical STEM (CCE STEM) funds research projects that identify factors that are efficacious in the formation of ethical STEM researchers in all the fields of science and engineering that NSF supports. Proposals including international collaborations are encouraged when those efforts enhance the merit of the proposed work by incorporating unique resources, expertise, facilities or sites of international partners. The U.S. team's international counterparts generally should have support or obtain funding through other sources.
 


Title:

U.S.-Argentina Workforce Development Competition for Innovations in Study Abroad Partnerships & Collaboration

Sponsor: Partners of the Americas/Department of State/NAFSA
Deadline: March 15, 2018
Location: Argentina
Amount: $25,000
Website: http://www.100kstrongamericas.org/grants/#chevron
Summary: This Innovation Fund competition is open to all higher education institutions in the United States and Argentina that promote study abroad and training opportunities in the fields of Economic Development and STEM, with a special emphasis on energy, geosciences, or natural resources management. Proposals can focus on increasing outbound opportunities for students; on expanding the capacity for the partner institutions to host them or to reciprocate the exchange by sending students; on expanding their own capacity to host international students; or offer models that integrate increased flow in both directions. Up to eleven Innovation Grants of up to $25,000 will be awarded to selected proposals.
 


Title:

Advanced Social Science Research on Japan Fellowship

Sponsor: National Endowment for the Humanities
Deadline: April 25, 2018
Location: Japan
Amount: $50,400
Website: https://www.neh.gov/grants/research/fellowships-advanced-social-science-research-japan
Summary: The Fellowships for Advanced Social Science Research on Japan program is a joint activity of the Japan-U.S. Friendship Commission and the National Endowment for the Humanities. Awards support research on modern Japanese society and political economy, Japan's international relations, and U.S.-Japan relations. The program encourages innovative research that puts these subjects in wider regional and global contexts and is comparative and contemporary in nature. Appropriate disciplines for the research include anthropology, economics, geography, history, international relations, linguistics, political science, psychology, public administration, and sociology.
 


Title:

International Research Ethics Education and Curriculum Development Award

Sponsor: National Institutes of Health
Deadline: May 17, 2018
Location: Global
Amount: $230,000
Website: https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=280952
Summary: The NIH Research Education Program (R25) supports research education activities in the mission areas of the NIH. The goal of this FIC R25 program is to support educational activities that foster a better understanding of biomedical, behavioral and clinical research and its implications, by strengthening research ethics capacity in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) through increasing the number of LMIC research intensive institutions that can provide advanced education in research ethics. Programs supported by this initiative will equip scientists, health professionals and academics in these countries with in-depth knowledge of the ethical principles, processes and policies related to international clinical and public health research. Programs should be designed to strengthen the critical competencies needed to provide research ethics education, ethical review leadership and expert consultation to LMIC researchers, their institutions, governments and international research organizations.
 


Title:

Collaborative International Research Coordination Networks

Sponsor: National Science Foundation/National Research Foundation of South Africa
Deadline: June 30, 2018
Location: South Africa
Amount: $500,000
Website: https://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2018/nsf18024/nsf18024.jsp?WT.mc_id=USNSF_25&WT.mc_ev=click
Summary: The National Science Foundation and National Research Foundation of South Africa announce a co-funding opportunity to support collaborative International Research Coordination Networks (IRCN) comprised of U.S. and South African researchers in the field of environmental biology. The IRCN mechanism provides an opportunity for the South African and U.S. research communities to communicate and coordinate their research activities on a wide range of environmental biology topics, including: ecosystem forecasting and monitoring, community origin, maintenance and function, species diversity and evolutionary relationships, emerging diseases and pests, and biodiversity theory.
 


Title:

Hellman Fellowship in Science and Technology Policy

Sponsor: American Academy of Arts & Sciences
Deadline: January 7, 2019
Location: Global
Amount: See Solicitation
Website: https://www.amacad.org/content/about/about.aspx?d=96&t=4&s=94
Summary: As part of the Academy's Initiative for Science, Engineering, and Technology, the Hellman Fellowship in Science and Technology Policy provides an opportunity for an early-career professional with training in science or engineering to learn about a career in public policy and administration. While in residence, Hellman Fellows work with senior scientists and policy experts on critical national and international policy issues related to science, engineering, and technology.

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