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International Research Funding Alert November 2020


Global Roundup: Frontiers in International Research Seminar Series

The Office of International Affairs and the International Center for Arid and Semi-Arid Land Studies invites you to tune in to the Frontiers in International Research Seminar Series. The series is part of the OIA Global Roundup schedule and highlights Texas Tech faculty presenting current and ongoing international research efforts across disciplines. The series has featured webinars by Dr. Clifford Fedler and Dr. Karin Ardon-Dryer discussing their respective research efforts. Upcoming webinars are scheduled with Dr. Jyotsna Sharma and Dr. Carlos Portillo. For more information, please contact Dr. Jorge Salazar-Bravo at j.salazar-bravo@ttu.edu.


Title:Collaborative Research Grants
Sponsor:National Endowment for the Humanities
Deadline:December 2, 2020
Amount:See solicitation for details
Summary:The Collaborative Research program aims to advance humanistic knowledge through collaboration between two or more scholars. The program encourages projects that propose diverse approaches to topics, incorporate multiple points of view, explore new avenues of inquiry in the humanities, and lead to manuscripts for print publications or scholarly digital grant products. The Collaborative Research program comprises four funding categories that support different types of collaborative projects and projects at different stages of development: Planning International Collaboration, Conference, Manuscript Preparation, and Scholarly Digital Projects. Complex, multi-year projects may encompass several of the phases outlined below, but you must identify one and only one category in a given application. Follow-up applications for subsequent stages of the same project are permitted.
Title:Collaborative Research in Computational Neuroscience (CRCNS)
Sponsor:Various sponsors
Deadline:December 10, 2020
Location:Germany, Israel, France, Japan, & Spain
Summary:An alliance of U.S. Federal sponsors and international sponsors will support collaborative activities that will advance the understanding of the nervous system structure and function, mechanisms underlying nervous system disorders, and computational strategies used by the nervous system. The program’s mission includes understanding complex neurobiological systems, building on the theory, methods, and findings of computer science, neuroscience, and numerous other disciplines. Proposal types will include Research projects with emphasis in innovative collaborative research efforts across disciplines, with Data Sharing projects.
Title:Collaborative Program Grant for Multidisciplinary Teams
Sponsor:National Institutes of Health
Deadline:Letter of Intent due December 27th 2020; Full Proposal due January 27th, 2021
Amount:See solicitation for details
Summary:This funding opportunity announcement (FOA) is designed to support highly integrated research teams of at least three PDs/PIs to address ambitious and challenging research questions that are important for the mission of NIGMS and are beyond the scope of one or two investigators. Collaborative program teams are expected to accomplish goals that require considerable synergy and managed team interactions. Successful Collaborative Program Grant applications will bring together scientists to apply complementary approaches to work on an important and well-defined problem. Applications may address any area of science within the NIGMS mission, which is to support basic research that increases understanding of biological processes at a range of levels, from molecules and cells, to tissues, whole organisms, and populations. NIGMS also supports research in a limited number of clinical areas that affect multiple organ systems. Truly new interdisciplinary ideas for approaching significant biological problems are encouraged. Applications that bridge the research interests of more than one NIGMS division are also encouraged but must remain within the scope of the NIGMS mission. Consultation with NIGMS staff prior to preparing an application is strongly encouraged.
Title:U.S. Mission to India- U.S. Embassy New Delhi North India
Sponsor:Department of State
Deadline:December 31, 2020
Summary:North India Office Public Affairs Section invites proposals for programs that strengthen cultural ties between the U.S. and India through cultural and exchange programming in the North India region that highlights shared values and promotes bilateral cooperation. All programs must include an American cultural element, or connection with American expert/s, organization/s, or institution/s in a specific field that will promote increased understanding of U.S. policy and perspectives.
Title:Accelerating Research through International Network-to-Network Collaborations (AccelNet)
Sponsor:National Science Foundation
Deadline:January 4, 2021
Amount:$250,000 - $2,000,000
Summary:The goals of AccelNet program are to accelerate the process of scientific discovery and prepare the next generation of U.S. researchers for multiteam international collaborations. The AccelNet program supports strategic linkages among U.S. research networks and complementary networks abroad that will leverage research and educational resources to tackle grand research challenges that require significant coordinated international efforts. The program seeks to foster high-impact science and engineering by providing opportunities to cooperatively identify and coordinate efforts to address knowledge gaps and research needs. AccelNet awards support the connections among research networks, rather than supporting fundamental research as the primary activity. Two proposal categories covered by this solicitation include: Design and Implementation.
Title:2020 Mexico-U.S. Innovation Fund Competition
Sponsor:100,000 Strong in the Americas
Deadline:Ongoing through February 15, 2021
Summary:The 2020 Mexico-United States Innovation Fund Competition supports higher education partnerships between institutions in Mexico and the U.S. to create new academic training and exchange programs for students in both countries. Academic exchange to include the themes of Public Health, Distance/Virtual Education, Biochemistry, Green/Renewable Energy Economic Empowerment of Young People, Sustainable Agriculture, Sustainable Construction, Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene (WASH), and Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM).
Title:Ethical and Responsible Research (ER2)
Sponsor:National Science Foundation
Deadline:February 22, 2021
Amount:See solicitation for details
Summary:Ethical and Responsible Research (ER2) 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 STEM fields 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. If possible, the U.S. team's international counterparts should obtain funding through other sources.
Title:Smart Farming Innovation for Small-Scale Producers
Sponsor:Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
Deadline:February 25, 2021
Location:Global – LMIC’s
Amount:$250,000 for seed grants; $1,500,000 for scale-up grants
Summary:Smart Farming Innovations for Small-Scale Producers Request for Proposals seeks Smart Farming solutions that leverage digital technology innovations that have the potential to drive positive impact for small scale producer (SSP) entrepreneurs delivered through bundled farmer services and enabled by scalable digital and data platforms. Solutions should address one or more challenges faced by small scale crop and livestock producers in one or more areas of agricultural advisory, farm management decision support, input supply, finance, insurance, market access and linkages. Solutions should use human-centered design to elucidate the barriers that prevent SSPs from improving productivity, profitability and income – then propose Smart Farming solutions that can help elevate small scale production entrepreneurs.
Title:Higher Education Challenge (HEC) Grants Program
Sponsor:US Department of Agriculture NIFA
Deadline:March 18, 2021
Amount:$30,000 - $750,000
Summary:The purpose of the HEC program is to strengthen institutional capacities, including curriculum, faculty, scientific instrumentation, instruction delivery systems, and student recruitment and retention, to respond to identified State, regional, national, or international educational needs in the food and agricultural sciences, or in rural economic, community, and business development. Projects supported by the Higher Education Challenge Grants Program will: (1) address a state, regional, national, or international educational need; (2) involve a creative or non-traditional approach toward addressing that need that can serve as a model to others; (3) encourage and facilitate better working relationships in the university science and education community, as well as between universities and the private sector, to enhance program quality and supplement available resources; and (4) result in benefits that will likely transcend the project duration and USDA support.
Title:Higher Education for Leadership, Innovation, and Exchange (HELIX)
Sponsor:US Agency for International Development
Deadline:Concept Papers due by April 2, 2021
Amount:See solicitation for details
Summary:USAID in partnership with Mission(s), Bureaus, and Independent Offices from across the Agency, through this Higher Education for Leadership, Innovation, and Exchange (HELIX) Annual Program Statement (APS) aims to improve partner country higher education individual, institutional, and organizational capacity for change by supporting opportunities for partnerships, scholarships, exchanges, fellowships, internships, apprenticeships, work-based learning, research, communities of practice, and other relevant forms of capacity development and change management. Based on the submitted Concept Note(s), USAID will determine whether to request a Full Application from an eligible organization. To be competitive under an addendum to this umbrella APS, Concept Notes and Full Applications must be fully responsive to all directions under this APS except when specifically noted otherwise in the addendum.