Texas Tech University

International Research Funding Alert August 2020

Title:International Research Experiences for Students (IRES)
Sponsor:National Science Foundation
Deadline:September 8, 2020 and September 15, 2020
Amount:$300,000 to $400,000
Summary:The International Research Experiences for Students (IRES) program supports international research and research-related activities for U.S. science and engineering students. IRES focuses on active research participation by undergraduate or graduate students in high quality international research, education, and professional development experiences in NSF-funded research areas. The goal of the IRES program is to enhance U.S. leadership in research and education and to strengthen economic competitiveness through training the next generation of research leaders. This solicitation features two mechanisms. Track I focuses on the development of world-class research skills in international cohort experiences. Track II is dedicated to targeted, intensive learning and training opportunities that leverage international knowledge at the frontiers of research.
Title:Fulbright Scholar Award
Sponsor:The Regional Universities Network of Australia
Deadline:September 15, 2020
Amount:See solicitation for details
Summary:The Fulbright Scholar Award funded by the Regional Universities Network of Australia (RUN) will support research projects undertaken at any of the network’s seven member institutions. Scholars are based at one RUN university of their choice, but will have the opportunity to visit other RUN universities during their program. A travel allowance will be provided for the scholar to travel between locations. Priority disciplines include Agriculture, Biology, Engineering, Environmental Sciences, Information Sciences/Systems, Medical Sciences, Neuroscience, Nursing, and Public Health. See solicitation for particular specialty areas.
Title:NSF Dynamic Language Infrastructure - NEH Documenting Endangered Languages
Sponsor:National Science Foundation
Deadline:September 15, 2020
Amount:See solicitation for details
Summary:This funding partnership between the National Science Foundation (NSF) and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) supports projects to develop and advance knowledge concerning dynamic language infrastructure in the context of endangered human languages—languages that are both understudied and at risk of falling out of use. Made urgent by the imminent loss of roughly half of the approximately 7000 currently used languages, this effort aims to exploit advances in information technology to build computational infrastructure for endangered language research. The program supports projects that contribute to data management and archiving, and to the development of the next generation of researchers. Funding can support fieldwork and other activities relevant to the digital recording, documentation and analysis, and archiving of endangered language data, including the preparation of lexicons, grammars, text samples, and databases.
Title:The US-Israel Binational Agricultural Research and Development Fund
Sponsor:BARD- Binational Agricultural Research and Development Fund
Deadline:September 15th, 2020
Location:U.S. - Israel
Website: http://www.bard-isus.com/fundingTypes/Details/1
Summary:BARD projects, conducted cooperatively by American and Israeli scientists, cover all phases of agricultural research and development, including integrated projects and strategic or applied research. The following research areas were identified by the Board of Directors as top priorities for the coming years: Increased Efficiency of Agricultural Production, Protection of Plants and Animals Against Biotic and Abiotic Stress, Food Quality, Safety and Security, Water Quality & Quantity, Functional Genomics and Proteomics, Sensors and Robotics, Sustainable Bio-Energy Systems.
Title:FY 2021 Global Undergraduate Exchange Program
Sponsor:U.S. Department of State
Deadline:September 21, 2020
Summary:The Global UGRAD Program is designed to promote mutual understanding by awarding outstanding, underserved undergraduate students from East Asia and the Pacific, Europe and Eurasia, the Near East, South and Central Asia, Sub-Saharan Africa, and the Western Hemisphere full scholarships for one semester of non-degree undergraduate study at accredited four-year colleges and universities which represent the institutional and geographic diversity of the United States. During their programs, students enhance their academic education with community service activities and professional development workshops. At the end of their academic program, students are required to immediately return to their home countries.
Title:Mobile Health: Technology and Outcomes in Low- and Middle-Income Countries
Sponsor:National Institutes of Health
Deadline:September 24, 2020
Amount:See solicitation for details
Website: https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-19-376.html
Summary:Mobile Health: Technology and Outcomes in Low and Middle Income Countries supports exploratory and developmental research to study the development, validation, feasibility and effectiveness of innovative mobile health (mHealth) interventions or tools specifically suited for low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). The overall goals of the program are to catalyze innovation through multidisciplinary research that addresses global health problems, develop an evidence base for the use of mHealth technology to improve clinical and public health outcomes, and strengthen mHealth research capacity in LMICs. In the context of this program, mHealth includes the use of mobile and wireless devices (cellphones, tablets, etc.) to improve health outcomes, health care services and health research.
Title:Research Scholar & Combined Research and Language Training (CRLT) Programs
Sponsor:American Councils for International Education
Deadline:October 1, 2020
Amount:$7,000 to $25,000
Summary:Funded by the U.S. Department of State’s Program for Research and Training on Eastern Europe and the Independent States of the Former Soviet Union (Title VIII), this programs provide full support for U.S. graduate students, faculty, and independent scholars seeking to conduct in-country, independent research in Russia, Eurasia, and Eastern Europe. The categories include Research only, and Research with Increasing Proficiency in Languages of the region. Fellowships include round-trip international travel; housing and living stipends; visa support; overseas health, accident, and evacuation insurance; archive access; and logistical support. Following the completion of the research term, fellows will return to the U.S. and share their findings through presentations, articles, and lectures in order to strengthen and broaden current scholarship on the region.
Title:Exchange program in the U.S. for Brazilian Awarded Public-School Principals
Sponsor:U.S. Department of State
Deadline:October 1, 2020
Website: https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=328078
Summary: Proposals will be considered for the development and implementation of a ten-day exchange program in the U.S. for 27 Brazilian public school principals winners of Brazil’s Public School Management Award (Prêmio Gestão Escolar - PGE). These school principals will travel accompanied by one education leader assigned by the National Council of State Secretaries of Education (CONSED), and two representatives from State Secretariats of Education. The total number of participants would be 30 educators. This exchange program in the U.S. should provide participants with a comprehensive understanding of the different high school models present in the U.S. educational system, synergies and potential areas for collaboration and follow-on initiatives. The deadline for receiving questions is August 4, 2020.
Title:U.S.-India Collaborative Environmental Health Research Program
Sponsor:National Institutes of Health
Deadline: October 15, 2020
Amount: $200,000
Summary:The purpose of the United States (U.S.)-India Program for Environmental Health Collaborative Research is to stimulate and promote collaborative basic, translational, and clinical research between U.S.-based researchers and Indian researchers and to gain a comprehensive understanding of the impacts of environmental insults on children and adults across all organ systems (e.g. pulmonary, cardiovascular, cancer, and neurological disorders). The National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) and the Indian Council for Medical Research (ICMR) are interested in supporting collaborative research and research training through joint U.S.-India partnerships that address or seek to understand how exposures to toxic environmental insults alter biologic processes and are linked to disease initiation, progression, or morbidity. In addition, both agencies are interested in research that leads to the development of prevention and intervention strategies to reduce environmentally induced diseases.
Title:Harnessing Data Science for Health Discovery and Innovation in Africa (DS-I Africa) Research Training Program (U2RClinical Trial Optional)
Sponsor:National Institutes of Health
Deadline:November 24, 2020
Location:U.S. with International Collaborators
Website: https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-RM-20-016.html
Summary:The overall goal of the DS-I Africa Research Training Programs is to increase data science capacity related to health research in Africa by producing data scientists that can serve as research leaders and multidisciplinary collaborators and by enhancing institutional capacity at African academic institutions. These U2R awards support long-term data science health research and innovation training, which must include graduate degree training (master's and/or doctoral) and institutional faculty development and can also include post-doctoral training where appropriate. Faculty development can include training of African faculty through the proposed degree training or other means of enhancing the capabilities of faculty from diverse disciplines to teach and mentor in data science.