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International Research Funding Alert October 2019

Title:Comparative Perspectives on Chinese Culture and Society
Sponsor:American Council of Learned Societies
Deadline:November 6, 2019
Summary:These grants for collaborative work in China studies are funded by the Chiang Ching-kuo Foundation for International Scholarly Exchange. In this cycle of competitions ACLS invites proposals in the humanities and related social sciences that adopt an explicitly cross-cultural or comparative perspective. Projects may, for example, compare aspects of Chinese history and culture with those of other nations and civilizations, explore the interaction of these nations and civilizations, or engage in cross-cultural research on the relations among the diverse and dynamic populations of China. Proposals should be empirically grounded, theoretically informed, and methodologically explicit. The program supports collaborative work of three types: planning meetings, workshops, and conferences.
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:Research Grant Program
Sponsor:United States – Israel Binational Science Foundation
Deadline:November 20, 2019
Location:United States / Israel
Summary:The US National Science Foundation (NSF) and the US-Israel Binational Science Foundation (BSF) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on Research Cooperation, which provides a framework to encourage collaboration between US and Israeli research communities and sets out the principles by which jointly supported activities might be developed. The MOU provides for an international collaboration arrangement whereby US researchers may receive funding from the NSF and Israeli researchers may receive funding from the BSF. The goal of this opportunity is to help reduce some of the current barriers to working internationally. Through a lead agency model, NSF and BSF will address these issues by allowing US and Israeli researchers to submit a single collaborative proposal that will undergo a single review process at NSF, which will be the lead agency. In odd calendar years (2019, etc.) the BSF supports the following broad areas: Biomedical Engineering, Health Sciences, Life Sciences (including Ecology); Psychobiology. See pages 24-28 of guidelines above for a complete list.
Title:Collaborative Research in Computational Neuroscience (CRCNS)
Sponsor:National Science Foundation
Deadline:November 25, 2019
Location:See solicitation for details
Summary:Funding opportunity will 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 this solicitation: research proposals describing collaborative research projects, and data sharing proposals to enable sharing of data and other resources. International components of collaborative projects may be funded in parallel by participating agencies.
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:Ethical and Responsible Research (ER2)
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.