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International Research Funding Alert October 2020

Title:HIV-associated Non-Communicable Diseases Research at Low- and Middle-Income Country Institution
Sponsor:National Institutes of Health
Deadline:Letter of Intent: November 3, 2020; Full Proposal: December 3, 2020
Summary:The goal of this -program is to support locally relevant research in critical areas of HIV-associated non-communicable diseases (NCDs) at Low- and Middle-Income Country (LMIC) Institutions, to enhance research capacity and build a network of researchers both within and across LMICs to address this critical burden. This initiative is expected to stimulate new research on the interplay between HIV and development of NCDs in persons living with HIV (PLWH). Research teams should contain an appropriate mix of expertise to accomplish the proposed studies, including partnerships between HIV and NCD researchers who can initiate new ideas and determine feasibility of novel approaches to understand and reduce the long-term suffering from the comorbid disorders. Applicants will also be asked to address the needs of collaborating LMIC institutions to develop capacity for carrying out research in this field.
Title:Call for Partnership Concept Papers for Religious and Ethnic Freedom and Inclusion in the Middle East and North Africa
Sponsor:United States Agency for International Development
Deadline:November 4, 2020
Location:Middle East and North Africa
Summary:Global religious and ethnic minorities are experiencing persecution, displacement, and atrocities such as genocide and ethnic cleansing. U.S. foreign policy recognizes that pluralistic and inclusive societies characterized by multi-ethnic and multi-religious groups where human rights are respected are critical to a peaceful world. The intent of this solicitation is to support grassroots local initiatives that will have sustainable and long-term impact. We invite those with creative solutions and partnership ideas to apply. Applicants will be required to demonstrate their role as a local partner or how they will engage with local partner organizations, including working with them as sub-partners.
Title:Climate Resilience RFA
Sponsor:The Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research (FFAR)
Deadline:November 11, 2020
Amount:$250,000 - $1,000,000
Summary:FFAR builds unique partnerships to support innovative and actionable science addressing today’s food and agriculture challenges. The foundation is seeking innovative research focused on improving climate resilience in crops to provide the critical solutions necessary to enhance the sustainable production of nutritious food for a growing global population. Research proposals that address the challenge of rising global temperatures by increasing the basal or acquired thermotolerance of crop plants will be funded. The following crop species are highlighted, although not exclusive: maize, rice, sorghum, millet, wheat, sweet potato, cassava, banana, yam, common bean, cowpea, chickpea or groundnut. Potential solutions must be applicable to agricultural systems in low-income countries.
Title:Ecology and Evolution of Infectious Diseases (EEID)
Sponsor:National Science Foundation
Deadline:November 18, 2020
Amount:See solicitation for details
Summary:The goal of the Ecology and Evolution of Infectious Diseases (EEID) program is to support important and innovative research on the ecological, evolutionary, and socio-ecological principles that influence the transmission dynamics of infectious diseases. The program's focus is on the discovery of general principles and processes and on building and testing models that elucidate these principles. Projects must address the quantitative or computational understanding of pathogen transmission dynamics. Research in EEID is expected to be an interdisciplinary effort that goes beyond the scope of typical studies funded by the standing programs of the partner agencies including National Institutes of Health, National Institute of Food and Agriculture, United Kingdom Research and Innovation, United States-Israel Binational Science Foundation, and National Natural Science Foundation of China.
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: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.