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International Research Funding Alert

December 2021

TTU-FAPESP SPRINT Program: 2022 Call for Proposals

The Sao Paulo Research Foundation (FAPESP) & Texas Tech University have announced the 2022 call for proposals for the exchange of faculty and postdoctoral researchers under the SPRINT 2021 Edition. FAPESP will provide funding of up to the equivalent of $5,000 per proposal per year and Texas Tech University will provide funding of up to $5,000 per proposal per year, for the duration of the grant (up to 24 months) to cover research-related mobility expenses. This call invites research proposals in all fields of knowledge.

The closing date for proposal submissions is January 31st, 2022.

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TTU Engineering Faculty member awarded second large grant to train Ethiopian educators

In 2018, Dr. Stephen Ekwaro-Osire was awarded a grant to help develop graduate programs for Jimma University in Ethiopia. Three years later and Dr. Ekwaro-Osire is continuing his record of excellence. Earlier this year, Jimma University awarded the faculty member $816,392 to increase the capability, quality, and capacity of the university's undergraduate Engineering students.

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Title:Metagenomic Next Generation Sequencing to Detect, Identify, and Characterize Pathogens
Sponsor:Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
Deadline:January 13, 2022
Location:Global
Amount:$200,000
Website:https://gcgh.grandchallenges.org/challenge/metagenomic-next-generation-sequencing-detect-identify-and-characterize-pathogens
Summary:Through this Grand Challenge, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and Chan Zuckerberg Initiative will jointly offer funding for 10 scientific groups to explore the identification, characterization, and context of infectious disease in LMIC settings. Recognizing barriers for adoption of next-generation sequencing in global health, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has partnered with the Chan Zuckerberg Biohub and the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative to enable populations in low- and middle-resource settings to benefit from cutting-edge pathogen detection, discovery, and characterization.
 
Title:Digital Health Services for Pregnant Women to Support Antenatal Risk Stratification
Sponsor:Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
Deadline:January 13, 2022
Location:Saharan Africa
Amount:See solicitation for details
Website:https://gcgh.grandchallenges.org/challenge/digital-health-services-pregnant-women-support-antenatal-risk-stratification-sub-saharan
Summary:Digital health is revolutionizing the landscape of global healthcare. Solutions such as telemedicine, electronic medical records, and digitally enabled devices help to provide accessible, high-quality care around the world. These services have the potential to be especially impactful in low-income areas where care provided by highly trained individuals is not as common. Digital health can empower individual patients by enabling them to manage their own healthcare journeys. It can also drive systemic change through affordable, wide-reaching services that reduce the strain on healthcare professionals and facilities in low-resource settings.
 
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
Website:https://www.nsf.gov/publications/pub_summ.jsp?ods_key=nsf21103&org=NSF
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:Research Coordination Networks in Undergraduate Biology Education (RCN-UBE)
Sponsor:National Science Foundation
Deadline:January 25, 2022
Location:Global
Amount:See solicitation for details
Website:https://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2022/nsf22522/nsf22522.htm?WT.mc_ev=click&WT.mc_id=USNSF_29&utm_medium=email&utm_source=govdelivery
Summary:The goal of the RCN-UBE program is to link biological research discoveries with innovations in biology education to improve the learning environment in undergraduate biology classrooms. The program seeks to improve undergraduate education by leveraging the power of a collaborative network recognizing that new educational materials and pedagogies can simultaneously teach biological concepts while creating a supportive and engaging learning environment for all. The RCN-UBE program supports groups of investigators to communicate and coordinate their research, training, and education. The theme or focus of an RCN-UBE proposal can be on any topic likely to advance this goal, and activities across disciplinary, organizational, geographic, and international boundaries are encouraged.
 
Title:Collaborative Program Grant for Multidisciplinary Teams (RM1-Clinical Trial Option.)
Sponsor:National Institutes of Health
Deadline:January 27, 2022
Location:Global, see solicitation for details
Amount:See solicitation for details
Website:https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-20-103.html#_Section_III._Eligibility
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.
 
Title:Diversifying Partnerships in WASH Program (DiP-WASH)
Sponsor:USAID
Deadline:February 11, 2022
Location:Global
Amount:See Announcement
Website:https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=331500
Summary:The United States Agency for International Development is announcing the Diversifying Partnerships in WASH Program (DiP-WASH). Through this Annual Program Statement (APS), USAID announces its desire to engage a diverse range of partners, including new, underutilized and/or locally-established partners, on innovative and evidence-based approaches that address persistent challenges in the safe drinking water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) and water resources management (WRM) sectors that are not adequately addressed by other USAID investments, and that result in increasing the equitable availability and sustainable management of safe water and sanitation for the underserved and most vulnerable.
 
Title:Land-Cover/Land-Use Change: SARI Synthesis (ROSES 2021)
Sponsor:National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Deadline:February 16, 2022
Location:Asia
Amount:See Announcement
Website:https://nspires.nasaprs.com/external/viewrepositorydocument/cmdocumentid=852349/solicitationId=%7B9B190236-EF38-3E6F-49E3-18629DF13F82%7D/viewSolicitationDocument=1/A.47%20LCLUCSS_Amend45.pdf
Summary:Notices of Intent are requested by December 17, 2021. This program element aims at synthesizing the existing research to assess the current state and trends of land-use change int eh SARI region. Proposed investigations should target enhancing the conceptual underpinning of LCLUC science in the region and summarizing state-of-the-art knowledge, which will advance our understanding of the processes, drivers and impact with the ultimate goal of developing new understanding.
 
Title:Ethical and Responsible Research (ER2)
Sponsor:National Science Foundation
Deadline:February 22, 2022
Location:Global, see solicitation for details
Amount:See Announcement
Website:https://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2019/nsf19609/nsf19609.pdf
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. ER2 solicits proposals for research that explores the following: ‘What constitutes responsible conduct for research (RCR), and which cultural and institutional contexts promote ethical STEM research and practice and why?' Successful proposals typically have a comparative dimension, either between or within institutional settings that differ along these or among other factors, and they specify plans for developing interventions that promote the effectiveness of identified factors. ER2 research projects will use basic research to produce knowledge about what constitutes or promotes responsible or irresponsible conduct of research, and how to best instill this knowledge into researchers and educators at all career stages.
 
Title:Facilitator of Polar STEAM
Sponsor:National Science Foundation
Deadline:February 25, 2022
Location:Antarctic
Amount:$3,500,000
Website:https://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2021/nsf21618/nsf21618.pdf
Summary:NSF’s Office of Polar Programs (OPP) and the Directorate for Education and Human Resources (EHR) seek proposals for a Facilitator to manage a Polar Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics (Polar STEAM) initiative. The successful proposal for the Facilitator of Polar STEAM will be administered as a Cooperative Agreement (CA) over a five-year period of performance, with the option for a renewal for up to five years pending review. Polar STEAM is a new initiative, which encompasses efforts to support writing and artistic projects specifically designed to increase the public’s understanding and appreciation of the Antarctic and the human endeavors on the southernmost continent and support for educators to travel to the Antarctic to work collaboratively with researchers.
 
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
Website:https://www.nsf.gov/publications/pub_summ.jsp?ods_key=nsf21100
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.