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International Research Funding Alert February 2021


REMINDER: International Research & Development Seed Grants – 2021 Call for Proposals

The International Research and Development Division of the Office of International Affairs is pleased to announce the 2021 call for International Research/Development Seed Grants proposals. This program is designed to provide seed funds to support faculty developing preliminary international research and development efforts that are interdisciplinary and multi-institutional. Research and Development grants are expected to lead to externally-funded projects and are generally limited to $2,000 or less. Funds available include $25,000 to support TTU faculty in all fields of knowledge, including those related to the mission of the International Center for Arid and Semi-Arid Land Studies (ICASALS). All questions related to this call for proposals must be directed to Ms. Laura Bilbao, Associate Director for International Programs, Office of International Affairs, at laura.bilbao@ttu.edu.

The closing date for proposal submissions is February 19th, 2021.

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Title:Scientific Cooperation Research Program (SCRP)
Sponsor:USDA Foreign Agricultural Service
Deadline:March 1, 2021
Website: https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=330111
Summary:The SCRP will support applied research, extension, and education projects from U.S. researchers and researchers from selected emerging market economies that create solutions to challenges faced by small farmers and build regional or global trade capacities in FAS countries. Applications should support one or more of the Global Food Security Act strategies, including, but not limited to: 1. Accelerate inclusive, agricultural-led economic growth that reduces global poverty, hunger, and malnutrition. 2. Increase productivity, incomes, and livelihoods of small-scale producers. 3. Build resilience to food shocks among vulnerable populations. 4. Create an enabling environment for agricultural growth and investment.
Title:FY 2021 International Sports Programming Initiative
Sponsor:Department of State
Deadline:March 11, 2021
Location:U.S., LMICs
Summary:This initiative seeks to fund and manage sports exchange projects designed to reach underserved youth and/or their coaches/sports administrators who manage youth sports programs. These exchanges between the United States and select countries will be reciprocal employing sports to address the Sport for Social Change theme. The International Sports Programming Initiative uses sports to help underserved youth around the world develop important leadership skills, achieve academic success, promote tolerance and respect for diversity, and positively contribute to their home and host communities. The focus of all programs must be on both male and female youth and/or their coaches/sports administrators.
Title:Fulbright-Hays Group Projects Abroad (GPA) Program
Sponsor:Department of Education: Office of Postsecondary Education (OPE)
Deadline:March 15, 2021
Summary:The Fulbright-Hays GPA Program promotes, improves, and develops the study of modern foreign languages and area studies in the United States. The program provides opportunities for faculty, teachers, and undergraduate and graduate students to conduct individual and group projects overseas. Projects may include (1) short-term seminars, curriculum development, group research or study, or (2) long-term advanced intensive language programs. Short-term projects include: (1) projects which integrate international studies into an institution’s general curriculum, (2) curriculum development projects; and (3) group research or study projects. Long-term projects are advanced overseas intensive language projects that may be carried out during a full year, an academic year, or portions of a year.
Title:Higher Education Challenge (HEC) Grants Program
Deadline:March 18, 2021
Amount:$30,000 - $750,000
Summary:The purpose of HEC 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. Selected projects 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.
Title:Developing Female Leadership in Higher Education
Sponsor:Department of State U.S. Mission to Pakistan
Deadline:March 29, 2021
Summary:This two-year project will support the Department of State’s initiative to strengthen the cultural ties between the United States and Pakistan in the areas of education and women’s empowerment, focusing on developing female leadership in higher education. The program will create a network of Pakistani women leaders in higher education by providing them transformational experiences, resources, and opportunities. The project will engage U.S. experts and mentors with at least 100 female Pakistani academic leaders to provide training and sharing of best practices from the U.S. and among Pakistanis in virtual and in-person interactions. The Higher Education Commission (HEC) of Pakistan’s National Academy of Higher Education (NAHE) will be a key partner in this project.
Title:Higher Education and STEM Virtual Grant Program
Sponsor:U.S. Embassy and Consulates in Canada
Deadline:April 12, 2021; multiple deadlines
Location:U.S., Canada
Summary:The Public Affairs Section (PAS) of the U.S. Embassy and Consulates in Canada, U.S. Department of State, announces an open competition for individuals and organizations to submit applications to carry out virtual programs to strengthen bilateral ties between the United States and Canada on Higher Education and STEM. All programs must include a U.S. element or connection with U.S. experts that will promote increased understanding of U.S. policy and perspectives. Speakers must hold U.S. citizenship. Activities to be proposed include: professional and academic virtual speaker programs, lectures, and seminars, virtual exchanges, virtual cultural workshops, virtual joint performances, and virtual exhibitions.
Title:International Research Ethics Education and Curriculum Development Award (R25 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)
Sponsor:National Institutes of Health
Deadline:June 4, 2021
Amount:See solicitation for details
Summary:The NIH Research Education Program (R25) supports the following research education activities: course development, mentoring activities, and curriculum of methods development. The goal of this FIC R25 program is to support educational activities that foster a better understanding of biomedical, behavioral, and clinical research and its implications, by strengthening research ethics capacity in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) through increasing the number of LMIC research intensive institutions that can provide advanced education in research ethics.
Title:International Research Collaboration on Drug Abuse and Addiction Research (R01 Clinical Trial Optional)
Sponsor:National Institutes of Health
Deadline:June 5, 2021
Amount:See solicitation for details
Summary:Applications are encouraged in all areas of science addressing drug addiction including, but not limited to prevention, basic science, epidemiology, treatment, and health services. This opportunity encourages collaborative research applications on drug abuse and addiction that: 1. Take advantage of opportunities outside the United States to access talent, resources, populations, or environmental conditions that will speed scientific discovery; 2. Describe how the research will significantly advance U.S. health sciences; 3. Demonstrate specific relevance to the NIDA mission and objectives and priority areas; and 4. Include an investigator from a U.S. institution and a non-U.S. citizen partner.
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. The IRES program contributes to development of a diverse, globally engaged workforce with world-class skills. 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:Accelerating Research through International Network-to-Network Collaborations (AccelNet)
Sponsor:National Science Foundation
Deadline:October 11, 2021
Amount:$250,000 - $2,000,000
Summary:This program seeks to accelerate the process of scientific discovery and prepare the next generation of U.S. researchers for multiteam international collaborations. This solicitation invites proposals for the creation of international networks of networks in research areas aligned with a grand challenge identified as a priority by the research community or NSF, such as the NSF Big Ideas or in an active program solicitation. 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. Two proposal categories covered by this solicitation include: Design and Implementation.