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International Research Funding Alert September 2019

Title:International Research Collaboration on Drug Abuse and Addiction Research
Sponsor:National Institutes of Health
Deadline:October 5, 2019
Amount:See solicitation for details
Summary:This funding opportunity encourages collaborative research applications on drug abuse and addiction that: 1) take advantage of unusual opportunities that exist outside the United States to access talent, resources, populations, or environmental conditions in other countries that will speed scientific discovery; 2) describe how the research will significantly advance U.S. health sciences; 3) demonstrate specific relevance to the NIDA mission and objectives; and 4) include an investigator from a U.S. institution and a non-U.S. citizen partner living and working in another country.
Title:Improved Adherence to International Labor Standards in the Agriculture Sector in Mexico
Sponsor:Department of Labor
Deadline:October 10, 2019
Summary:Funds are available for one cooperative agreement to fund a technical assistance project in Mexico to improve adherence to international labor standards in the agricultural sector. The project will aim to achieve: increased capacity of government officials to enforce labor laws; increased compliance with labor laws; increased private sector use of tools and resources available for compliance with labor laws; and increased knowledge about labor rights. The project must use an area-based approach in agricultural areas, including in sugarcane growing areas, in the state of Nayarit and one of the following other states: Jalisco, Michoacán, or Puebla.
Title:Ethiopia USAID-Addis Ababa – Health Workforce Improvement Program (HWIP)
Sponsor:US Agency for International Development
Deadline:October 11, 2019
Summary:The purpose of the Health Workforce Improvement Program (HWIP) is to address critical human resources challenges in Ethiopia’s health sector. The program will build on the work carried out under the Strengthening Human Resources for Health (HRH) Cooperative Agreement that was awarded to Jhpiego in 2012. The Health Workforce Improvement Program will work with the Ministry of Health (MOH) and Ministry of Science and Higher Education (MOSHE) at the national level and their respective structures at the sub-national levels (regional, zonal and woreda levels), Higher Education Institutes (HEIs) levels that provide healthcare education at national and sub-national, and targeted health worker professional associations to improve the quality of Ethiopia’s health workforce.
Title:FY 2020 Study of the U.S. Institutes for Scholars
Sponsor:Department of State
Deadline:October 28, 2019
Summary:Study of the U.S. Institutes for Scholars are intensive academic programs whose purpose is to provide foreign university faculty and other professionals the opportunity to deepen their positive understanding of U.S. society, culture, values, and institutions, broadly defined. The Institutes, one on Religious Freedom and Pluralism and one on U.S. Economics and Business, will also enable participants to strengthen curricula and to improve the quality of teaching about the United States in academic institutions abroad.
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: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