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International Research Funding Alert September 2020

 

International Research Proposal Assistance

Housed within the Office of International Affairs, the International Research & Development (IRD) team is available to help faculty develop and submit international research grant proposals. Services provided include: assistance with international networking, interpretation of agency guidelines, and guidance on internal and external administrative requirements during proposal preparation.

For TTU researchers in search of international funding opportunities, please keep an eye out for the OIA International Funding Alert – a listing of current and forecasted grant opportunities with an international focus disseminated monthly to all faculty. Furthermore, feel free to contact our team for customizable searches of international funding opportunities matching your research interests.  Additionally, the IRD division offers competitive internal seed funding yearly to support research faculty developing new international relationships that are interdisciplinary and multi-institutional in nature. For any inquiries, please contact Ms. Reagan Ribordy, Ms. Laura Bilbao, or Ms. Nitasha Misra.

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Title:Combined Research and Language Training (CRLT) Program
Sponsor:American Councils for International Education
Deadline:October 1, 2020
Location:Global
Amount:See solicitation for details
Website:https://acresearchabroad.org/crlt/
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), the American Councils CRLT Program provides full support for U.S. graduate students, faculty, and independent scholars seeking to conduct in-country, independent research in Russia, Eurasia, and Eastern Europe, while 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:Research Scholar Program
Sponsor:American Councils for International Education
Deadline:October 1, 2020
Location:Global
Amount:See solicitation for details
Website:https://acresearchabroad.org/rs/
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), the American Councils Research Scholar Program provides full support for U.S. graduate students, faculty, and independent scholars seeking to conduct in-country, independent research for three consecutive months to nine consecutive months in Russia, Eurasia, and Eastern Europe. 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:USAID Ecosystems / Protibesh Activity
Sponsor:US Agency for International Development
Deadline:October 11, 2020
Location:Bangladesh
Amount:$20,500,000
Website:https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=328787
Summary:The USAID Ecosystems / Protibesh activity seeks to improve ecosystem conservation in Bangladesh by strengthening environmental governance and management, reducing key threats to biodiversity, and supporting market-based incentives in and around Key Biodiversity Areas (KBAs) of the country. Key focus areas include, but are not limited to, improving local environmental governance; strengthening the sustainability and capacity of co-management organizations; strengthening the capacity of local government units to integrate environmental management into local development planning efforts; engaging relevant Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) in environmental governance; mobilizing local communities, integrating women, minority populations and youth in conservation and protection efforts; and providing policy support to the Government of Bangladesh’s (GoB) Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEFCC), Ministry of Land (MoL), and Ministry of Fisheries and Livestock (MoFL).
 
Title:2020 Virtual Exchange Grant Competition
Sponsor:Stevens Initiative
Deadline:October 13, 2020
Location:U.S., Middle East, North Africa
Amount:$250,000 - $750,000
Website:https://stevensinitiative.smapply.io/prog/stevens_initiative_2020_virtual_exchange_grant_competition/
Summary:The Stevens Initiative is an international effort to build global competence and career readiness skills for young people in the United States and the Middle East and North Africa by growing and enhancing the field of virtual exchange. Educational institutions are invited to submit proposals for grants to conduct virtual exchange programs that connect young people in these countries. The Initiative is offering three types of grants – Scaling, Efficiency, and Seeding –with different parameters to meet a range of needs in the virtual exchange field. The grant period of performance will begin in April 2021 and virtual exchange activities will be expected to begin by Fall 2021.
 
Title:U.S.-India Collaborative Environmental Health Research Program
Sponsor:National Institutes of Health
Deadline:October 15, 2020
Location:India
Amount:$200,000
Website:https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-ES-20-010.html
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. To promote these collaborative efforts from the outset, the partnering U.S. and Indian investigators must work jointly to submit identical applications to NIH and the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), respectively.
 
Title:Harnessing Data Science for Health Discovery and Innovation in Africa (DS-I Africa) Research Training Program
Sponsor:National Institutes of Health
Deadline:Letter of Intent due October 23 2020; Full Proposal due November 24, 2020
Location:Africa
Amount:$1,750,000
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. DS-I Africa Research Training Programs will serve as a core component within the larger DS-I Africa program, which will also consist of 1) data science and innovation research hubs, 2) research on the ethical, legal, and social implications (ELSI) central to data science health research and innovation in Africa, and 3) an open data science platform and coordinating center. As a group, awardees will constitute a collaborative consortium, made up of all programs funded through the broader DS-I Africa program, and will work collectively toward strategic objectives designated by the consortium, beyond the individual research and training objectives of each award. Representatives from each DS-I Africa Research Training Program will be expected to participate fully in the DS-I Africa Network and cross-network technical and education working groups.
 
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
Amount:$800,000
Website:https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=328121
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: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
Location:Global
Amount:See solicitation for details
Website:https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-20-103.html
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
Location:India
Amount:$25,000
Website:https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=327813
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:Manila Natural Resource Security and Governance
Sponsor:United States Agency for International Development
Deadline:February 2, 2021
Location:Philippines
Amount:See solicitation for details
Website:https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=324133
Summary:The United States Agency for International Development mission in the Philippines is pleased to announce the Natural Resource Security and Governance Annual Program Statement. USAID is soliciting concept notes that propose effective and innovative approaches and interventions that contribute to achieving the mission’s Country Development Cooperation Strategy (CDCS), and explicitly, the development objective of “Environmental and Community Resilience Enhanced.” Awards made through this APS are expected to build upon past USAID support in biodiversity conservation, fisheries management, combating wildlife trafficking, and climate change mitigation in the land sector.