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International Research Funding Alert November 2019

Title:U.S. Mission to South Africa: Ambassador’s Fund for Cultural Preservation
Sponsor:Department of State
Deadline:December 1, 2019
Location:South Africa
Summary:The AFCP 2020 Large Grants Competition supports the preservation of major ancient archaeological sites, historic buildings and monuments, and major museum collections that are accessible to the public and protected by law in the host country. The Public Affairs Section of the Embassy of the United States of America in South Africa invites interested organizations to submit abstracts for AFCP projects aimed to advancing U.S. foreign policy goals and demonstrating American leadership in the preservation and protection of cultural heritage in support of prosperity and stability around the world. Information on the AFCP 2020 Small Grants Competition can be found here.
Title:NSF Directorate for Engineering - UKRI Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council Lead Agency Opportunity (ENG-EPSRC)
Sponsor:National Science Foundation
Deadline:Full proposal accepted anytime
Location:United States and United Kingdom
Amount:See solicitation for details
Summary:The Directorate for Engineering (ENG), Division of Chemical, Bioengineering, Environmental, and Transport Systems (CBET), the Division of Civil, Mechanical and Manufacturing Innovation (CMMI), and the Division of Electrical, Communications and Cyber Systems (ECCS) of the National Science Foundation and the Engineering, ICT and Manufacturing the Future Themes of the UK Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) are pleased to announce the ENG-EPSRC Lead Agency Opportunity. The goal of this opportunity is to reduce some of the barriers that researchers currently encounter when working internationally. The ENG-EPSRC Lead Agency Opportunity will allow US and UK researchers to submit a single collaborative proposal that will undergo a single review process. Proposals will be accepted for collaborative research in areas at the intersection of CBET, CMMI, and/or ECCS with the EPSRC Engineering, ICT and/or Manufacturing the Future Themes. Proposers choose either NSF or EPSRC to serve as the “lead” agency to review their proposal.
Title:Feed the Future in Senegal, Policy Systems Services
Sponsor:US Agency for International Development
Deadline:December 5, 2019
Summary:The purpose of the five-year Feed the Future in Senegal, Policy Systems Services (PSS) is to strengthen Senegalese agricultural and food policy systems. Stronger agricultural and food policy systems in turn are anticipated to strengthen Senegal’s self-reliance while decreasing poverty, improving nutritional outcomes, building resilience to climate change and other shocks, improving water security, and accelerating inclusive agricultural growth and transformation. Strengthened policy systems in turn comprise a strong institutional architecture governing the way in which stakeholders participate in policy formulation, implementation, and impact generation; a prioritized agenda of needed policy reforms; and mutual accountability for multi-stakeholder commitments to action in support of consensus national plans, and accountability for responsible execution of stated commitments. An applicant may only submit one application under this notice of funding opportunity.
Title:Justice Academy Curriculum Development in Armenia
Sponsor:US Department of State
Deadline:December 16, 2019
Summary:INL is currently seeking an organization with the requisite capability and experience to support the Armenian Justice Academy to develop quality curriculum and content for continuing education of investigators, prosecutors, and judges, focusing on anti-corruption and human rights courses. Note that special consideration will be given to proposals which demonstrate results oriented activities, sustainability, ability to identify qualified trainers, and strong program evaluation mechanisms. Deliverables may address recommendations made by international bodies such as the UN Convention against Corruption and the Council of Europe Group of States against Corruption (GRECO).
Title:Distance Education Grants Program for Institutions of Higher Education in Insular Areas
Sponsor:US Department of Agriculture; National Institute of Food and Agriculture
Deadline:January 23, 2020
Summary:Distance Education Grants for Institutions of Higher Education in Insular Areas (DEG) program strengthens the capacity of institutions of higher education in insular areas to carry out resident instruction, curriculum, and teaching programs in the food and agricultural sciences through distance education technology. DEG is a NIFA-administered competitive grants program focused on improving formal, post-secondary agricultural sciences education.
Title:Hispanic-Serving Institutions Education Grants Program (HSI)
Sponsor:US Department of Agriculture: National Institute of Food and Agriculture
Deadline:January 28-30, 2020 (See solicitation for details)
Amount:$50,000 - $1,000,000
Summary:The purpose of the HSI Education Grants Program is to encourage innovative teaching or education proposals with potential to impact and become models for other institutions that serve underrepresented students, at the regional or national level. Projects supported by this program: 1) Attract and support undergraduate and graduate students from underrepresented groups in order to prepare them for careers related to the food, agriculture, natural resources and human (FANH) sciences in the United States. 2) Enhance the quality of postsecondary instruction within the above disciplines. 3) Provide opportunities and access to FANH careers in the public and private sector. 4) Align the efforts of HSIs and other non-profit organizations to support academic development and career attainment of underrepresented groups.
Title:National Science Foundation Research Traineeship (NRT) Program
Sponsor:National Science Foundation
Deadline:February 6, 2020
Summary:The NSF Research Traineeship (NRT) program is designed to encourage the development and implementation of bold, new, and potentially transformative models for science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) graduate education training. The NRT program seeks proposals that explore ways for graduate students in research-based master's and doctoral degree programs to develop the skills, knowledge, and competencies needed to pursue a range of STEM careers. The program is dedicated to effective training of STEM graduate students in high priority interdisciplinary or convergent research areas, through the use of a comprehensive traineeship model that is innovative, evidence-based, and aligned with changing workforce and research needs. A letter of intent is required for this solicitation by December 6, 2019.
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:Higher Education Challenge (HEC) Grants Program
Sponsor:US Department of Agriculture: National Institute of Food and Agriculture
Deadline:March 23, 2020
Amount:$30,000 - $750,000
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 degree level education in veterinary medicine (DVM). Program goals include: 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; and 2) to increase the number and diversity of students who will pursue and complete a postsecondary degree in the FANH sciences.
Title:International Research Ethics Education and Curriculum Development Award
Sponsor:National Institutes of Health
Deadline:June 4, 2020
Amount:See solicitation for details
Summary:The over-arching goal of this R25 program is to support educational activities that foster a better understanding of biomedical, behavioral and clinical research and its implications. The International Research Ethics Education and Curriculum Development Award program supports research ethics educational activities that complement other global health research and research training programs in the mission areas of the NIH Institutes and Centers. To address the continuing needs for in depth international research ethics education and evolving, complex research ethics issues, this initiative will support the establishment of sustainable masters level research ethics training at research intensive LMIC institutions. An additional funding opportunity, International Bioethics Research Training Program (D43) (PAR-19-243) supports LMIC Ph.D. and postdoctoral training programs.