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International Research Funding Alert June 2019

Winners of SPRINT 4th Edition 2018 Selected

The Sao Paulo Research Foundation (FAPESP) and Texas Tech University announce the result of the Sao Paulo Researchers in International Collaboration (SPRINT) - 4th Edition 2018 program. Two seed grant proposals were selected to receive funding for the exchange of faculty. FAPESP and Texas Tech University will each provide funding of up to the equivalent of $5,000 per proposal ($10,000 per year) for the duration of the grants (up to 24 months) to cover research-related mobility expenses.

The winners are Dr. Stephen Ekwaro-Osire, from the Department of Mechanical Engineering, and Dr. Naima Moustaid-Moussa, from the Department of Nutritional Sciences.

For more information on the SPRINT program, please visit Sprint webpage >>

Title:U.S. Mission to Russia – FY 2019 English Language Teaching Logistical Support
Sponsor:US Department of State
Deadline:July 1, 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:Gauging Economic Impact of Air Pollution in Asia
Sponsor:US Department of State
Deadline:July 8, 2019
Summary:The purpose of this opportunity is to assist countries and cities in south and central Asia to mitigate air pollution. By making available local data on sector-specific economic impacts of air pollution, and highlighting the economic benefits of reducing pollution in those sectors, policymakers and stakeholders will be able to more effectively push for action to address pollution, and design targeted policies to reduce pollution from specific sectors. It is expected of applicants/proposals to identify one country and sector of focus for the study and specify any potential regional synergies that exist or may be established from this project. Applicants are encouraged to consider countries eligible for funding under this award to participate in workshops or implementation activities to bolster regional cooperation and synergies.
Title:International Shared Waters Cooperation
Sponsor:US Department of State
Deadline:July 8, 2019
Summary:A Cooperative Agreement for up to $690,000 in FY 2018 Economic Support Funds (ESF) awarded for a multi-donor partnership mechanism to support cooperation on shared waters that leverages U.S. diplomatic and financial support, promotes coordination between development partners on shared waters, and ensures the sustainability of the programs beyond the period of U.S. support. The program on international water cooperation will improve coordination and cooperation over shared waters in regions where water is, or may become, a source of conflict. The program’s goal is to build political will and advance cooperative processes on shared waters where the lack of political commitment/engagement is an impediment to cooperative action. Meeting this goal will increase shared prosperity and regional security.
Title:Strengthening Civil Society to Expose Corruption and Support Law Enforcement Action Against Corruption
Sponsor:US Department of State
Deadline:July 15 2019
Amount:See solicitation for details
Summary:This award will support efforts globally to improve of civil society's capacity to produce potentially actionable information related to major acts of corruption, including a better understanding of law enforcement investigations and how to submit findings as potential evidence. It will also seek to, where appropriate, increase trust and communication between civil society, investigative journalists, and law enforcement investigating corruption. Strong applications will include target countries/region where increased communication with law enforcement would be mutually beneficial.
Title:Equal Access to Quality Jobs for Women and Girls in Agriculture
Sponsor:Department of Labor
Deadline:July 19 2019
Summary:U.S. Department of Labor announces the availability of approximately $5,000,000 total costs for one cooperative to fund one technical assistance project in Colombia to economically empower vulnerable women and girls. The objective of the project is to reduce the risk of child labor, forced labor, and other violations of labor rights for vulnerable women and girls within the agricultural sector. The project must work within the agricultural sector in sugarcane, including unrefined brown sugar (panela), and in cut flowers in one or more of the following geographical areas: Antioquia, Boyacá, Cundinamarca, Santander, and/or Valle del Cauca.
Title:Global Infectious Disease Research Training Program
Sponsor:National Institutes of Health
Deadline:July 25, 2019
Summary:This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) encourages applications for the Global Infectious Disease (GID) Research Training Program from U.S. and low- and middle-income country (LMIC) institutions. The application should propose a collaborative training program that will strengthen the capacity of an LMIC institution to conduct infectious disease research. FIC will support research-training programs that focus on major endemic or life-threatening emerging infectious diseases, neglected tropical diseases, infections that frequently occur as co-infections in HIV infected individuals or infections associated with non-communicable disease conditions of public health importance in LMICs.
Title:American Scholar Awards 2020/2021
Sponsor:Fulbright Canada
Deadline:September 16, 2019
Amount:See solicitation for details
Summary:These Fulbright Awards provide approximately 50 teaching and/or research grants to U.S. faculty and experienced professionals in a wide variety of academic and professional fields. Postdoctoral Research Awards support promising new scholars and assist them in establishing a research base at an important time in their research careers. Distinguished Visiting Research Chairs allow extraordinary scholars and top-tier applied researchers to spend one academic year as a visiting research scholar working in a targeted area of academic inquiry. Fulbright Canada Visiting Research Chairs are pre-arranged affiliations to host exceptional scholars who conduct research important to that university. Partner universities are excited to welcome the Fulbright Visiting Chairs into campus life and encourage them to engage with students and faculty, and the broader community.
Title:Plant Biotic Interactions
Sponsor:National Science Foundation/National Institute of Food and Agriculture
Deadline:September 30, 2019
Amount:See solicitation for details
Summary:The Plant Biotic Interactions (PBI) program supports research on the processes that mediate beneficial and antagonistic interactions between plants and their viral, bacterial, oomycete, fungal, plant, and invertebrate symbionts, pathogens and pests. This joint NSF-NIFA program supports projects focused on current and emerging model and non-model systems and agriculturally relevant plants. Overall, the program seeks to support research that will deepen our understanding of the fundamental processes that mediate interactions between plants and the organisms with which they intimately associate and advance the application of that knowledge to benefit agriculture.
Title:Global Brain and Nervous System Disorders Research Across the Lifespan
Sponsor:National Institutes of Health
Deadline:November 7, 2019
Amount:See solicitation for details
Summary:This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) encourages grant applications for the conduct of innovative, collaborative research projects between U.S. and low- and middle-income country (LMIC) scientists, on brain and other nervous system function and disorders throughout life, relevant to LMICs (including neurological, mental, behavioral, alcohol and substance use disorders and spanning the full range of science from basic to implementation research). Scientists in upper middle-income LMICs (UMICs) are also eligible to partner directly with scientists at other LMIC institutions with or without out a US partner. The collaborative research programs are expected to contribute to the long-term goals of building and strengthening sustainable research capacity in LMICs to address nervous system development, function and impairment throughout life and to lead to diagnostics, prevention, treatment and implementation strategies. The proposed work will also contribute to developing a base for research networking and evidence-based policy beyond the specific research project. A letter of intent is due 30 days prior to the application due date.
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