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International Research Funding Alert April 2020

Title:Administration for Community Living -- Disability and Rehabilitation Research Projects (DRRP) Program: Technology for Expressive Communication
Sponsor:Department of Health and Human Services
Deadline:Letter of Intent - April 22, 2020; Full Proposal - May 18, 2020
Summary:The purpose of NIDILRR's Disability and Rehabilitation Research Projects (DRRP) is to plan and conduct research, demonstration projects, training, and related activities, including international activities, to develop methods, procedures, and rehabilitation technology that maximize the full inclusion and integration into society, employment, independent living, family support, and economic and social self-sufficiency of individuals with disabilities, especially individuals with the most severe disabilities, and to improve the effectiveness of services. Under this particular DRRP priority, NIDILRR aims to sponsor research and development activities to generate new knowledge and technology products that can be used to improve the use of expressive communication by people with developmental, adult-onset, or acquired communication disabilities, thereby improving community living outcomes.
Title:Addressing Inclusion for Marginalized Communities in Israel
Sponsor:US Department of State
Deadline:May 6, 2020
Amount:$750,000 - $1,000,000 (see solicitation for details)
Summary:The U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor (DRL) announces an open competition for organizations interested in submitting applications for projects that address barriers to full inclusion in political and economic processes by marginalized groups in Israel. Program activities should focus on addressing the barriers to economic opportunities in marginalized groups, particularly the Arab-Israeli and Ethiopian communities, with a specific focus on political and civic engagement, improving the socio-economic inclusion of minorities within these communities, and reducing discrimination and community-based violence. Proposals should support advocacy efforts that lead to the improvement of conditions in local communities and to the development and implementation of community-designed policies to address barriers to and promote inclusion.
Title:Expanding Efforts and Strategies to Protect and Improve Public Health in Vietnam
Sponsor:Centers of Disease Control and Prevention
Deadline:May 11, 2020
Amount:See solicitation for details
Summary:This Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) seeks to build upon activities funded by CDC to support USG global health priorities in Vietnam through implementation of programs and activities that focus on strengthening public health programs. After five years of implementing and strengthening global health security systems, the USG will continue to advance prevent, detect, and respond strategies to mitigate threats. CDC is also committed to supporting the GVN to identify innovations, build technical public health capacity, and develop integrated, real-time information technology systems within all levels and sectors of the health system. This NOFO's main outcomes are to: (1) Improve prevention of avoidable epidemics including naturally occurring outbreaks and intentional or accidental releases of dangerous pathogens. (2) Improve ability to rapidly detect threats early, including detecting, characterizing, and reporting emerging biological threats. (3) By responding rapidly and effectively to public health threats of international concern.
Title:Improving Health Security and Building International Health Regulations core capacities in the Republic of Uganda
Sponsor:Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Deadline:May 12, 2020
Amount:See solicitation for details
Summary:The purpose of this NOFO is to continue strengthening Uganda's capacities for rapid detection and effective and efficient response to health threats, and evidence-based prevention for the spread of epidemic-prone human and zoonotic diseases nationally and across borders, in compliance with International Health Regulations (IHR) (2005). The focus of this NOFO is based on those gaps outlined by the 2017 Joint External Evaluation (JEE) of Uganda's Global Health Security (GHS) capacities that still need to be addressed despite subsequent progress, including but not limited to: (1) surveillance, laboratory, rapid response and countermeasures for priority human and zoonotic diseases including antimicrobial resistance, food safety, water and environmental health; (2) multi-hazard multi-sectoral preparedness in connection with Uganda's National Action Plan for Health Security (NAPHS); (3) national legislation for, and operationalization of functional, real-time funding for health emergencies; (4) establishing a national border health program; (5) rolling out a functional electronic platform linking surveillance, laboratory, notification, emergency responses, reporting, and workforce tracking data related to human and zoonotic priority diseases, including antimicrobial resistance.
Title:Combating Wildlife Trafficking between Malaysia, Indonesia, and the Philippines
Sponsor:US Department of State
Deadline:May 13, 2020
Location:Malaysia, Indonesia, and the Philippines
Amount:$800,000 - $1,600,000 (see solicitation for details)
Summary:The United States Department of State, Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs is seeking applications for a Grant to implement a program entitled “Combating Wildlife Trafficking between Malaysia, Indonesia, and the Philippines.” For this funding opportunity, INL intends to focus on the sub-region between Indonesia, Malaysia, and the Philippines, an area that is particularly vulnerable to criminal activity. The program will include technical assistance to: 1) increase interdiction of trafficked wildlife; 2) build investigative and enforcement functions; and 3) develop cross-border regional cooperation. To that end, funds will support work that increases the ability of Indonesia, Malaysia, and the Philippines to combat wildlife trafficking within the shared territory around the Sulu and Celebes Seas.
Title:U.S. Mission to India – Building a Strong, Vibrant, and Culturally Connected Indo-Pacific
Sponsor:US Department of State
Deadline:May 15, 2020
Amount:$75,000 - $120,000 (see solicitation for details)
Summary:This funding opportunity seeks to implement a week-long convergence of regional experts/academics, artists, and authors to identify actionable strategies that facilitate partnerships on security, governance, and economy by using the unique ability of arts to open dialogues in areas where common ground is hard to find. This project will create intercultural dialogues, art installations, and choreographic pieces that capture important conversations around security, governance, and the economy. This experiential international cultural exchange among artists, authors, academics, civil society, and governments will help facilitate peer-to-peer learning and the sharing of common struggles and solutions, leading to long-term security in the region. The project will use the power of arts and cultural exchanges to develop a set of clearly understood principles for participation in security cooperation and dialogue efforts.
Title:American Schools and Hospitals Abroad Program Worldwide
Sponsor:US Agency for International Development
Deadline:May 20, 2020
Location:See solicitation for details
Summary:The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) is seeking applications for cooperative agreements and grants from qualified entities to implement the American Schools and Hospitals Abroad program. ASHA contributes to United States foreign policy interests by funding institutions that foster a positive image of the United States around the world. ASHA’s mandate, which is distinct from other development programs within USAID, is to focus on public diplomacy and fostering American values, ideas and practices. ASHA provides assistance to overseas schools, libraries, hospital centers, and centers of excellence to highlight American ideas and practices, to provide concrete illustrations of the generosity of the American people, to further U.S. Government public diplomacy, and to catalyze collaboration between U.S. citizens and citizens of other countries. ASHA funds grants and cooperative agreements to existing partnerships between organizations founded or sponsored by United States citizens and civil society institutions overseas. ASHA is a worldwide program, however 30% of available funding will be set-aside for applicants whose work is primarily focused on the Middle East.
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 master’s 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.
Title:International Research Collaboration on Drug Abuse and Addiction Research
Sponsor:National Institutes of Health
Deadline:June 5 and October 5
Amount:See solicitation for details
Summary:This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) 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. 4. Include an investigator from a U.S. institution and a non-U.S. citizen partner living and working in another country.
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:Varies, 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.