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International Research Funding Alert September 2018

International Aridlands Conference 2018

Faculty and students from all over the world participated in the International Aridlands Conference, held at the International Cultural Center August 13 - 14, 2018. Plenary sessions by Texas Tech's Dr. Katherine Hayhoe and Dr. Jacqueline McLaughlin from Penn State University Lehigh Valley emphasized the critical importance of global climate change and international education to current and future challenges and solutions in arid and semi-arid lands around the world. Some 100 authors were responsible for about 50 talks and posters covering Biodiversity and Restoration, Remote Sensing, Rural Health, Soil and Land Degradation, and Water. Abstracts are available at the conference web site, 2018 AridLands Conference.

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Title: International Research Collaboration on Drug Abuse and Addiction Research
Sponsor: National Institutes of Health
Deadline: October 5, 2018
Location: Global
Amount: See solicitation for details
Website: https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-18-773.html
Summary: This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) encourages collaborative research applications on drug abuse and addiction that take advantage of unusual opportunities that exist outside the US to access talent, resources, populations, or environmental conditions in other countries that will speed scientific discovery. Applications should describe how the research will significantly advance U.S. health sciences, as well as include a non-U.S. citizen partner living and working in another country. Applications should demonstrate specific relevance to the NIDA mission and objectives.

Title: Fellowships and Grants for the American Region
Sponsor: Chiang Ching-kuo Foundation for International Scholarly Exchange
Deadline: October 15, 2018
Location: Taiwan
Amount: See solicitation for details
Website: http://www.cckf.org.tw/en/programs/american/research
Summary: Scholars at academic institutions are eligible to apply for research grants. Researchers focusing on the social, cultural, economic or political development of Taiwan over the past few decades are especially encouraged to apply. Priority will be given to collaborative projects with scholars in Taiwan. Research grants are usually given for no more than two years. Applicants are eligible in the United States, Canada, Mexico, Central America, and South America.

Title: Fellowships and Grants for the 2019/2020 Academic Year
Sponsor: The American-Scandinavian Foundation
Deadline: November 1st, 2018
Location: Scandinavia
Amount: $5,000 for short-stay research or $23,000 for year-long Fellowship
Website: http://www.amscan.org/fellowships-and-grants/fellowshipsgrants-to-study-in-scandinavia/
Summary: The American-Scandinavian Foundation (ASF) offers fellowships (up to $23,000) and grants (up to $5,000) to individuals to pursue research, study or creative arts projects in one or more Scandinavian country for up to one year. Grants are considered suitable for post-graduate scholars, professionals, and candidates in the arts to carry out research or study visits of one to three months duration. Fellowships are intended to support a year-long stay. Priority is given to candidates at the graduate level for dissertation-related study or research. The number of awards varies each year according to total funds available. Awards are made in all fields.

Title: Ecology and Evolution of Infectious Diseases
Sponsor: National Science Foundation
Deadline: November 21st, 2018
Location: Global
Amount: See solicitation for details
Website: https://nsf.gov/pubs/2018/nsf18581/nsf18581.htm?org=NSF
Summary: The goal of the Ecology and Evolution of Infectious Diseases (EEID) program is to support important and innovative research on the ecological, evolutionary, and socio-ecological principles that influence the transmission dynamics of infectious diseases. Projects must address the quantitative or computational understanding of pathogen transmission dynamics. Because of the complexity of studies on the ecology and evolutionary ecology of infectious diseases, multidisciplinary teams of domestic and international collaborators with expertise from diverse disciplines are likely to be most effective. International linkage options include, but are not limited to, the United Kingdom, Israel, and China.

Title: Collaborative Research in Computational Neuroscience (CRCNS)
Sponsor: National Science Foundation
Deadline: November 27, 2018
Location: Global
Amount: $1,250,000
Website: https://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=5147
Summary: Through the CRCNS program, multiple funding agencies support collaborative activities that will advance the understanding of nervous system structure and function, mechanisms underlying nervous system disorders, and computational strategies used by the nervous system. Two classes of proposals will be considered in response to the solicitation: research proposals describing collaborative research projects, and data sharing proposals to enable sharing of data and other resources. As detailed in the solicitation, international components of collaborative projects may be funded in parallel by the participating agencies.

Title: The Prof. Rahamimoff Travel Grants Program for Young Scientists
Sponsor: United States – Israel Binational Science Foundation
Deadline: November 28, 2018
Location: Israel
Amount: $4,000
Website: http://www.bsf.org.il/bsfpublic/DefaultPage1.aspx?PageId=25&innerTextID=25
Summary: BSF is announcing the availability of funds for short scientific trips by young American or Israeli scientists to the other country. The program is open to PhD students doing research that requires facilities or expertise that are not available in their home countries. The 2 month trip will be only to a higher education or a research facility in the U.S.A. (for Israelis) or Israel (for Americans). The program will not support participation in conferences or trips by late-stage PhD students.

Title: Hellman Fellowship in Science and Technology Policy
Sponsor: American Academy of Arts & Sciences
Deadline: January 7th, 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.

Title: Cultivating Cultures for Ethical STEM
Sponsor: National Science Foundation
Deadline: February 22, 2019
Location: Global
Amount: $275,000 - $600,000
Website: https://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=505027
Summary: Cultivating Cultures for Ethical STEM (CCE STEM) funds research projects that identify (1) factors that are effective in the formation of ethical STEM researchers and (2) approaches to developing those factors in all the fields of science and engineering that NSF supports. CCE STEM research projects will use basic research to produce knowledge about what constitutes or promotes responsible or irresponsible conduct of research, and how to best instill students with this knowledge. In some cases, projects will include the development of interventions to ensure responsible research conduct. This is a limited submission opportunity.

Title: Catalyzing Private Investment in Developing Countries
Sponsor: US Agency of International Development
Deadline: July 21, 2021
Location: Global
Amount: See solicitation for details
Website: https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=306469
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 catalyze private investment in developing countries. This BAA is intended to address the challenge of how to most effectively increase private investment, in a developing country where private funds currently only flow to traditional asset classes (e.g. debt and equity in sovereign and investment grade borrowers) in order to address the gap between the amount of investment needed in the countries where USAID works, and the public sector's ability to finance these projects. Increasing private investment will require addressing problems with supply (those with funds to invest), demand (those seeking to receive finance), and intermediation (those who match supply with demand), as well as improving the overall enabling environment.

Title: The USAID Global Health Broad Agency Announcement for Research and Development
Sponsor: US Agency for International Development
Deadline: May 30th, 2022
Location: Global
Amount: See solicitation for details
Website: https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=305999
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 the most pressing problems in global health. The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) invites organizations and companies to participate with USAID, in cooperation with its partners, to generate novel tools and approaches that accelerate and sustain improved health outcomes in developing countries. This particular BAA document discusses areas of interest specific to Research and Development for Global Health. Interested parties can not submit “Expressions of Interest (EOI)” to this BAA document, as this announcement is not a funding opportunity.