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International Research Funding Alert March 2020

Title:International Research and education Network Connections (IRNC)
Sponsor:National Science Foundation
Deadline:April 1, 2020
Amount:See solicitation for details
Summary:The International Research and education Network Connections (IRNC) Base program supports high-performance network connectivity required by international science and engineering research and education collaborations involving the NSF research community. High-performance network connections and infrastructure funded by this program are intended to support science and engineering research and education applications, and preference will be given to solutions that provide the best economy of scale and demonstrate the ability to support the largest communities of interest with the broadest services. Funded projects will assist the U.S. research and education community by enabling state-of-the-art international network services and access to increased collaboration and data services. NSF expects to make 3 to 10 awards in production R&E network infrastructure; 1 to 3 awards in international testbeds; and 1 award in Engagement.
Title:DRL Promoting and Protecting: Women’s Right to Promoting and Protecting: Women’s Right to Property; Free and Fair Elections; and Media Freedom in Pakistan
Sponsor:US Department of State
Deadline:April 10, 2020
Amount:$750,000 - $2,750,000 (see solicitation for details)
Summary:U.S. human rights and democracy assistance will contribute to a stable Pakistan by promoting governance based on democratic principles, respect for human rights, and peaceful coexistence. It will also provide for the protection of, and advocacy for, the rights of the most vulnerable, including youth, women, and religious and ethnic minorities, as well as mitigate the impact of conflict on Pakistani communities. Proposed programming must be responsive to immediate needs on the ground; must be in line with the U.S. Government’s democracy, governance, and human rights goals in Pakistan; and should contribute to and support Pakistani efforts to strengthen democracy, good governance, and human rights in the country.
Title:Afghanistan Legal Aid through Legal Education
Sponsor:US Department of Education
Deadline:April 10, 2020
Amount:$500,000 - $4,000,000 (see solicitation for details)
Summary:This project will support the overarching goals of 1) strengthening criminal justice systems to be accountable, effective, and just; 2) advancing legislation, international standards, and international agreements that promote citizen security, rule of law, and stable societies; and 3) supporting greater enforcement and advancement of women’s legal rights in Afghanistan. The grant will provide funding to build upon the foundation of the previous LALE project in Afghanistan. The LALE Phase II project seeks the continuation of strengthening legal education and increasing access to justice to improve the rule of law sector in Afghanistan. The new project seeks to: 1) increase access to justice through the new legal aid regulation, promulgated by the Afghan government in 2019; 2) provide supplementary practical legal education; and 3) create sustainability for the LALE initiatives.
Title:Building Air Quality Management Capacity in Central Asia
Sponsor:US Department of State
Deadline:April 20, 2020
Location:Kazakhstan, Kyrgyz Republic, Tajikistan, and Uzbekistan
Summary:The “Building Air Quality Management Capacity in Central Asia” project intends to strengthen regulatory and monitoring capacity of government actors and expand awareness of air quality issues among decision makers and the general public in at least one Central Asian country. More specifically, the project would target key host government entities to develop and enhance air quality monitoring capacity with low cost sensors, educational materials on AQI PM2.5 and PM10, formal expert workshops, and through the services of a professional monitoring and evaluation expert to develop and design a monitoring and evaluation plan to be used by key agencies.
Title:Fellowships: Advanced Social Science Research on Japan
Sponsor:National Endowment for the Humanities
Deadline:April 22, 2020
Amount:$60,000 (See solicitation for details)
Summary:Awards support research on modern Japanese society and political economy, Japan's international relations, and U.S.-Japan relations. The program encourages innovative research that puts these subjects in wider regional and global contexts and is comparative and contemporary in nature. Research should contribute to scholarly knowledge or to the general public’s understanding of issues of concern to Japan and the United States. Appropriate disciplines for the research include anthropology, economics, geography, history, international relations, linguistics, political science, psychology, public administration, and sociology. The fellowships are designed for researchers with advanced Japanese language skills whose research will require use of data, sources, and documents, onsite interviews, or other direct contact in Japanese. Fellows may undertake their projects in Japan, the United States, or both, and may include work in other countries for comparative purposes. Projects may be at any stage of development.
Title:FY 2020 Creative Arts Exchange
Sponsor:US Department of State
Deadline:April 24, 2020
Amount:See solicitation for details
Summary:Creative Arts Exchange initiatives are arts-based, international people-to-people exchange programs that engage people throughout the world to foster mutual understanding rooted in the democratic principles of freedom of expression, rule of law, and civil society; educate and develop new skills and opportunities; and empower and create connections that promote a spirit of freedom, partnership and respect. Eligible themes for this competitive funding opportunity include Theme 1: Film (American Film Showcase), Theme 2: Music (American Music Abroad), and Theme 3: Music (OneBeat).
Title:IFER Graduate Fellowship Program for Alternatives to the Use of Animals in Science
Sponsor:International Foundation for Ethical Research
Deadline:April 30, 2020
Summary:The purpose of IFER’s Fellowship Program is to provide financial incentives to graduate students in science that encourage them at the earliest stages of their career to integrate innovation and discovery with ethics and respect for animals. Fellowships are awarded to those candidates whose program of study shows the greatest potential to replace the use of animals in science. Graduate Fellowships to develop alternatives to the use of animals in research, testing and education are open to students enrolled in Master’s and Ph.D. programs in the sciences, and human or veterinary medicine. Fellowships will also be considered for graduate students in other fields, such as education, psychology, humanities, journalism, and the law, for projects that show promise to increase public awareness or to promote changes in the legal system or public policy regarding the use of animals in research, testing, and education.
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.