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International Research Funding Alert April 2019

Title:Workshops for Youth Leaders in English Teaching Program (WYLET)
Sponsor:US Department of State
Deadline:May 14, 2019
Location:See solicitation for details
Summary:The Office of Citizen Exchanges, Youth Programs Division, of the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) announces an open competition for a cooperative agreement to manage the FY 2019 Workshops for Youth Leaders in English Teaching (WYLET) program. WYLET is a multi-phased program that supports English Language teaching. The program design and implementation will involve three workshops to be provided annually to consecutive groups of competitively selected students participating in two ECA-funded academic year high school exchange programs: the Future Leaders Exchange (FLEX) and the Kennedy-Lugar Youth Exchange and Study (YES). WYLET workshops have taken place each year since 2013 funded through awards in FY2012 and FY 2014. The three workshops funded through this award, pending the availability of funds, will take place in the Spring of 2020, 2021 and 2022. The workshops will include the participation of WYLET alumni as peer trainers.
Title:Pan Africa Youth Leadership Program
Sponsor:US Department of State
Deadline:May 20, 2019
Amount:See solicitation for details
Summary:The Office of Citizen Exchanges, Youth Programs Division, of the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs announces an open competition for the FY 2019 Pan Africa Youth Leadership Program, an exchange program for African high school students and adult educators. Applicants may submit proposals to provide participants with a three-week exchange program in the United States focused on civic education, community service, and youth leadership development, and to support the implementation of service projects in their home communities. U.S. embassies in Sub-Saharan Africa will recruit, screen, and select the participants. ECA funding will support the planning and implementation of U.S.-based programming, including participant international travel, for approximately 150 participants in 2020.
Title:Higher Education Challenge Grants Program
Sponsor:US Department of Agriculture (USDA)/National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA)
Deadline:May 27, 2019
Amount:See solicitation for details
Summary:HEC is a NIFA-administered competitive grants program focused on improving formal, baccalaureate, or master’s degree level FANH sciences education, and first professional degreelevel education in veterinary medicine (DVM). HEC projects provide funding to eligible applicants to help ensure a competent, qualified and diverse workforce will exist to serve the FANH sciences system. Applications submitted to this grants program must state how the funded project will address the HEC Program Goals: 1. To enhance the quality of instruction for baccalaureate degrees, master’s degrees, and first professional degrees in veterinary sciences, in order to help meet current and future workforce needs in the food, agricultural, natural resources, and human (FANH) sciences. 2. To increase the number and diversity of students who will pursue and complete a postsecondary degree in the FANH sciences.
Title:Ngawang Choephel Fellows Program
Sponsor:US Department of State
Deadline:May 28, 2019
Summary:The Professional Fellows Division in the Office of Citizen Exchanges at the U.S. Department of State's Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) invites proposal submissions for the FY 2019 Ngawang Choephel Fellows Program. The Ngawang Choephel Fellows Program is a two-way exchange program designed to expand sustainable, inclusive economic development opportunities within the Tibetan communities of China. ECA intends to issue two grant awards, each for approximately $300,000, to support administrative and program costs required to implement this program. Pending successful implementation of this program and the availability of funds in subsequent fiscal years, ECA intends to renew the grant awards for two additional consecutive fiscal years before openly competing it again. For additional details on awards, please see the full announcement.
Title:U.S. Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation Conservation
Sponsor:US Department of State
Deadline:June 03, 2019
Summary:The Cultural Heritage Center of the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA/P/C) invites proposal submissions for a Cooperative Agreement to assist in the design and implementation of the FY 2019 U.S. Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation (AFCP) Conservation Professionals Program. This program shall consist of a maximum of four two-way exchange programs centered on clearly defined architectural or objects conservation projects of relevance to the participants and their home institutions or organizations. Each program shall involve an equal number of American and foreign conservation professionals and last for a maximum of eight weeks. The overarching goal of the U.S. Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation Conservation Professionals program is to strengthen existing professional and institutional relationships in architectural or objects conservation and to provide participants with new technical knowledge and skills that they may apply in their work at their home institutions or organizations. Program development and planning, carried out in cooperation with ECA/P/C, should begin in fall 2019 with implementation of the program in winter 2019 and the first exchange program no later than spring 2020.
Title:Materials Research Science and Engineering Centers (MRSECs)
Sponsor:National Science Foundation
Deadline:Pre-proposal due by June 24, 2019
Amount:See solicitation for details
Summary:The Materials Research Science and Engineering Centers (MRSECs) program provides sustained support of interdisciplinary materials research and education of the highest quality while addressing fundamental problems in science and engineering. Each MRSEC addresses research of a scope and complexity requiring the scale, synergy, and multidisciplinary provided by a campus-based research center. A MRSEC may be located at a single institution, or may involve multiple institutions in partnership, and is composed of up to three Interdisciplinary Research Groups, IRGs, each addressing a fundamental materials science topic aligned with the Division of Materials Research, DMR. This call for proposals is a limited submission.
Title:Science and Technology Centers: Integrative Partnerships
Sponsor:National Science Foundation
Deadline:June 25, 2019
Amount:See solicitation for details
Summary:The Science and Technology Centers (STC): Integrative Partnerships program supports exceptionally innovative, complex research and education projects that require large-scale, long-term awards. STCs focus on creating new scientific paradigms, establishing entirely new scientific disciplines and developing transformative technologies which have the potential for broad scientific or societal impact. STCs conduct world-class research through partnerships among institutions of higher education, national laboratories, industrial organizations, other public or private entities, and via international collaborations, as appropriate. Centers must undertake activities that facilitate knowledge transfer, i.e., the exchange of scientific and technical information with the objective of disseminating and utilizing knowledge broadly in multiple sectors. Examples of knowledge transfer include technology transfer, providing key information to public policy-makers, or dissemination of knowledge from one field of science to another.
Title:U.S. Mission to Russia – FY 2019 English Language Teaching Logistical Support
Sponsor:Department of State
Deadline:July 01, 2019
Summary:The U.S. Embassy in Moscow invites proposal submissions for a cooperative agreement to provide technical and logistical support for English Language Programming from the English Language Office (ELO) in Russia. Award recipients will consult closely with the English Language Officer in PAS Moscow throughout the development, implementation, and evaluation of each English Language Program. Each English Language Program professionally develops teachers, increases the English language skills of students, or assists an expert to professionally develop other teachers of English in Russia. The grantee will be responsible for providing logistical support during major ELO events and projects in Russia in the form of venue negotiations and arrangements, transportation, transfers, hotel and meal arrangements, purchasing of materials and supplies, and other technical and/or logistical support, as directed by PAS Moscow. The Grantee will be required to provide the Embassy with program account records on a regular basis.
Title:Cultivating Cultures for Ethical STEM (CC STEM)
Sponsor:National Science Foundation
Deadline:February 24, 2020
Amount:See solicitation for details
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. Factors one might consider include: honor codes, professional ethics codes and licensing requirements, an ethic of service and/or service learning, life-long learning requirements, curricula or memberships in organizations that stress responsible conduct for research, institutions that serve under-represented groups, institutions where academic and research integrity are cultivated at multiple levels, institutions that cultivate ethics across the curriculum, or programs that promote group work, or do not grade. 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:Strategic Alliances for Mexico – B (Sam-B) for U.S. Partners Only
Sponsor:US Agency for International Development (USAID)
Deadline:March 10, 2020
Amount:See solicitation for details
Summary:Through SAM-B, USAID/Mexico announces its desire to forge strategic alliances with U. S. organizations and with the private sector in priority areas, as defined by the Government of Mexico (GOM) and the United States Government (USG). SAM-B is designed to increase the sustainability and impact of our development investments in Mexico in the following areas: (1) Crime and Violence (2) Rule of Law (3) Human Rights (4) Integrity and Transparency (5) Sustainable Landscapes (6) Other priority areas of the Government of Mexico (GOM). Applicants may submit a Concept Paper at any time while the SAM-B is active. As USAID/Mexico will review Concept Papers on a rolling basis it is preferable to send your Concept papers as soon as possible to mexicoaa@usaid.gov.