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International Research Funding Alert January 2020

Title:International Education Administrators (IEA) Seminars
Sponsor:Fulbright Scholar Program
Deadline:February 3, 2020
Amount:See solicitation for details
Summary:The Fulbright International Education Administrators (IEA) Seminars are two-weeks in length and are designed specifically for U.S. higher education professionals. These seminars demystify higher education in the destination country and include campus visits with a cross-section of universities and colleges; briefings with faculty and administrators, government officials, and leading educational experts; and tours of historical and cultural sites. Grants generally include round-trip airfare, travel within the host country, lodging, and a lump sum supplement for incidentals.
Title:FY 2020 International Sports Programming Initiative
Sponsor:US Department of State
Deadline:February 27, 2020
Summary:The International Sports Programming Initiative uses sports to help underserved youth around the world develop important leadership skills, achieve academic success, promote tolerance and respect for diversity, and positively contribute to their home and host communities. Sports Diplomacy programs are an important tool for advancing U.S. foreign policy goals through interaction with hard-to-reach groups such as at-risk youth, women, minorities, people with disabilities, and non-English speakers. With 2020 being the 30th anniversary of the landmark Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the Sport for Social Change theme places an emphasis on adaptive sport and the role of the ADA in promoting inclusion and access for people with disabilities.
Title:2020 Cross Border Collaboration Award
Sponsor:CRDF Global/Fogarty International Center
Deadline:February 28, 2020
Location:Latin America
Summary:CRDF Global on behalf of Fogarty's Center for Global Health Studies is accepting proposals as a part of the project Childhood Obesity Prevention Across Borders: The Promise of U.S.-Latin American Research Collaboration. These travel, conference and capacity building awards for up to $10,000 USD each are intended to promote new collaborations between U.S. and Latin American investigators as well as among investigators across different Latin American countries to catalyze new science and expand capacity in performing high-quality childhood obesity research.
Title:International Research Collaboration on Drug Abuse and Addiction Research
Sponsor:National Institutes of Health
Deadline:See solicitation for details
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: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:Partnerships for Enhanced Engagement in Research (PEER) Cycle 9
Sponsor:US Agency for International Development
Deadline:Pre-proposal by February 10, 2020; Full Proposals by May 4, 2020
Amount:$40,000 - $100,000
Summary:PEER Cycle 9 has several new focus areas this year. In addition to the broad call for projects on any development-related research topic, the program welcomes calls in focus areas on advanced digital tools; family planning and reproductive health; the social, economic, and behavioral sciences. There are also several country-specific focus areas: urban WASH and transboundary water in Afghanistan, clean energy in Bangladesh, multiple research sectors in Tunisia, and bioremediation of dioxins and furans in Vietnam. Last year's cycle only supported projects of one year in length, but this year PEER Cycle 9 is once again inviting proposals for projects lasting two or three years, depending on the focus area.
Title:Ethical and Responsible Research (ER2)
Sponsor:National Science Foundation
Deadline:February 24, 2020
Amount:See solicitation for details
Summary:The Ethical and Responsible Research (ER2) program accepts proposals for innovative research projects that contribute to understanding what it takes to foster ethical STEM research in all STEM fields, including within interdisciplinary, inter-institutional, and international contexts. ER2 research projects will use basic research to produce knowledge about which factors lead to responsible or irresponsible, just or unjust scientific cultures, practices, and sociotechnical systems, and how to best instill this knowledge in faculty and students.
Title:Organic Transitions (ORG)
Sponsor:US Department of Agriculture: National Institute of Food and Agriculture
Deadline:February 27, 2020
Summary:The overall goal of the Organic Transitions Program (ORG) is to support the development and implementation of research, extension and higher education programs to improve the competitiveness of organic livestock and crop producers, as well as those who are adopting organic practices. It is expected that all projects will integrate research, education and extension activities, as appropriate to project goals, although some projects may be weighted more heavily than others in one or more of these areas. However, all proposals should have activities and impact in research and at least one of the other areas: education and extension.
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.