Texas Tech University

International Research Funding Alert

August 2021

The Center for Global Communication announces the Academy for Curricular Internationalization

To ensure that all undergraduates are exposed to global perspectives regardless of their study focus, Texas Tech has established the Academy for Curricular Internationalization to provide training in teaching excellence in the area of course internationalization for tenure-track faculty, professors of practice and instructors.

The 2021-2022 workshop series will build a community of fellows that share an understanding that the future presents complex challenges that require collaboration beyond national borders and that such challenges need to be brought into focus in the classroom. This faculty-training workshop series will utilize a peer-mentoring approach to cover the basics of course internationalization so instructors can clearly articulate global learning outcomes and readily transform teaching content, pedagogies, and means of assessment.

Faculty with experience/expertise in course internationalization will serve as mentors for participants who will build an internationalized course. Mentors will provide case studies, teaching resources, and opportunities for open discussions. Protégés will be tasked with designing/ retooling a course with global student learning outcomes; assessment tools may include written assignments, oral presentations, group work, reflections, classroom discussions and/or standardized instruments to measure international awareness, intercultural understanding, and global responsibility.

Title:Lead Agency Opportunity in Biological informatics, Microbes and the Host Immune System, Quantum Biology, and Synthetic Cell
Sponsor:National Science Foundation / UK Research & Innovation (UKRI)
Deadline:Proposals Accepted Anytime
Location:U.S., U.K.
Amount:See Solicitation for details
Summary:This lead agency opportunity allows US and UK researchers to submit a single collaborative proposal that will undergo a single review process on behalf of both NSF/BIO and UKRI/BBSRC. Proposers must provide a clear rationale for the need for a US-UK collaboration, including the unique expertise and synergy that the collaborating groups will bring to the project in the areas of Biological informatics, Microbes and the Host Immune System, Quantum Biology, and Synthetic Cell.
Title:Desalination and Water Purification Research Program (DWPR) for Fiscal Year (FY22)
Sponsor:Department of the Interior
Deadline:September 09, 2021
Location:Global, see solicitation for details
Summary:DWPR’s goal is to increase water supplies by reducing the cost, energy consumption, and environmental impacts of treating impaired and otherwise unusable waters. Research sponsors will partner with the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation to address a broad range of desalting and water purification needs. Reclamation is interested in research where the benefits are widespread and where private-sector entities are not able to make the full investment and assume all the risks.
Title:The US-Israel Binational Agricultural Research and Development Fund
Deadline:September 13, 2021
Summary:BARD projects, conducted cooperatively by American and Israeli scientists, cover all phases of agricultural research and development, including integrated projects and strategic or applied research. Cooperative research entails active collaboration between Israeli and American scientists. The following areas are priority areas for the coming years: improved efficiency of agricultural production; plant animal, and agricultural environment defense; agricultural production challenges in increased marginal conditions; food quality, safety, and security; soil & water, quality, and quantity; agricultural engineering/precision agriculture; sustainable agri-environmental management.
Title:International Research Experiences for Students (IRES)
Sponsor:National Science Foundation
Deadline:September 21, 2021
Amount:$300,000 - $400,000
Summary:The International Research Experiences for Students (IRES) program supports international research and research-related activities for U.S. science and engineering students. IRES focuses on active research participation by undergraduate and/or graduate students in high quality international research, education, and professional development experiences in NSF-funded research areas. This solicitation features two mechanisms; Track I highlights the development of world-class research skills in international cohort experiences. Track II is dedicated to targeted, intensive learning and training opportunities that leverage international knowledge at the frontiers of research.
Title:Archaeological and Ethnographic Field Research
Sponsor:National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH)
Deadline:September 29, 2021
Summary:This program will support institutionally-based projects engaged in empirical field research utilizing archaeological and/or ethnographic methods to answer significant questions in the humanities. Archaeological methods may include field survey and field-based remote sensing, documentation or visualization, and excavations in support of answering research questions in ancient studies, history, anthropology, classical studies, art history, regional studies, epigraphy, and other related disciplines in the United States or in international locations.
Title:Accelerating Research through International Network-to-Network Collaborations
Sponsor:National Science Foundation
Deadline:October 11, 2021
Location:Global, see solicitation for details
Amount:$700,000 - $1,000,000
Summary: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. AccelNet awards support the connections among research networks, rather than supporting fundamental research as the primary activity. Each network of networks is expected to engage in innovative collaborative activities that promote synergy of efforts across networks and provide professional development for U.S. students, postdoctoral scholars, and early-career researchers.
Title:Ecology and Evolution of Infectious Diseases (EEID)
Sponsor:National Science Foundation
Deadline:November 17, 2021
Location:Global, see solicitation for details
Summary:This program supports research on the ecological, evolutionary, and social drivers that influence the transmission dynamics of infectious diseases. The central theme must be the quantitative or computational understanding of pathogen transmission dynamics. The intent is discovery of principles of infectious disease transmission and testing mathematical or computational models that elucidate infectious disease systems. Proposals for research on disease systems of public health concern to developing countries are strongly encouraged, as are disease systems of concern in agricultural systems.
Title:Collaborative Research
Sponsor:National Endowment for the Humanities
Deadline:December 1st, 2021
Summary:The Collaborative Research program aims to advance humanistic knowledge through sustained collaboration between two or more scholars. Collaborators may be drawn from a single institution or several institutions across the United States; up to half of the collaborators may be based outside of the U.S. The program encourages projects that propose diverse approaches to topics, incorporate multiple points of view, and explore new avenues of inquiry in the humanities.
Title:Joint Research on Sustainable Regional Systems
Sponsor:National Science foundation / National Natural Science Foundation of China
Deadline:January 17, 2022
Location:U.S. & China
Amount:See solicitation for details
Summary:This call is for research proposals from joint U.S. - China teams on Sustainable Regional Systems. The goal of this program is to fund convergent research and education that will advance sustainable regional systems science, engineering, and education to facilitate the transformation of current regional systems to enhance sustainability. Convergent Research is defined as research that is a) driven by a specific and compelling problem and b) requires deep integration across disciplines.
Title:Collaborative Program Grant for Multidisciplinary Teams (RM1-Clinical Trial Option.)
Sponsor:National Institutes of Health
Deadline:January 27, 2022
Amount:See solicitation for details
Summary:This program will accept applications from organizations that propose to conduct research to address complex and challenging biomedical problems, important for the mission of the National Institute of General Medical Sciences, through deeply integrated, multidisciplinary research teams. This includes basic research that increases the understanding of biological processes at a range of levels, from molecules and cells, to tissues, whole organisms, and populations. Truly new interdisciplinary ideas for approaching significant biological problems are encouraged.