Texas Tech University

International Research Funding Alert June 2021


Office of International Affairs Awarded $500,000 Department of State Grant


Texas Tech University's Office of International Affairs will lead the Education Administration Leadership Summer Institute, in collaboration with Oklahoma State University and the Global One Health Summer Institute (GOHi) at Ohio State University. The project involves the U.S. Embassy in Ethiopia and Ethiopia's Ministry of Science and Higher Education (MoSHE). The university partners will design the summer institute in collaboration with the U.S. Embassy and MosSHE to prioritize and identify the needs of Ethiopian universities aligning with their national priority areas. The U.S. Embassy and MoSHE will identify and select 50 higher education administrators from Ethiopia to train them on ways to improve academic leadership and to increase the retention among administrators trained in leadership, management, and governance.

The project is being led by Dr. Sukant Misra, Principal Investigator and Vice Provost for International Affairs at Texas Tech. The training will be co-facilitated by experienced Ethiopian leaders who have demonstrated success in Ethiopian higher education. U.S. faculty, staff and guest experts will lead interactive sessions.

Participants will assess their abilities to apply critical management skills to identify, understand and overcome the challenges of organizational change. They will learn to identify developmental priorities and opportunities for innovation on campus; how to support entrepreneurship and commercialization; and ways to improve government relations.

We are proud of this effort, which contributes to the internationalization of our campus and solidifies our network of international partners. We encourage all Texas Tech Faculty developing an international sponsored project to contact the International Grants & Partnerships unit.

Title:Cochran Fellowship Program
Sponsor:The Department of Agriculture (USDA) - Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS)
Deadline:July 2nd, 2021
Summary:The Cochran Fellowship Program is requesting the design and delivery of training activities for up to eight international Fellows to spend 1-2 weeks in the United States receiving international agricultural trading systems education. The program will touch on diverse themes including: Overview of Beer, Wine, and Spirits; Regulatory Protocols on Import/Export Documentation and Sanitary/Logistical Practices, Maximum Residue Limit (MRL) Harmonization, U.S. Wheat Promotion, and Introduction to U.S. Artisanal and Gourmet Cheese.
Title:NEH/AHRC New Directions for Digital Scholarship in Cultural Institutions
Sponsor:NEH / U.K. Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC)
Deadline:July 8th, 2021
Location:U.S. / U.K.
Summary:The overarching goal of this program is to advance digital scholarship in cultural institutions such as museums, libraries, galleries, and archives. This program will fund teams in the U.S. and U.K. working collaboratively to deliver transformational impact on digital methods and digital research in cultural institutions. Applications must be submitted by teams, composed of at least one organization from the U.S. and one from the U.K., in which each country is represented by at least one cultural institution.
Title:Chronic, Non-Communicable Diseases and Disorders Across the Lifespan: Fogarty International Research Training Award (NCD-LIFESPAN) (D43 Clinical Trial Optional)
Sponsor:National Institutes of Health
Deadline:Letter of Intent Due: July 13th, Application Due: August 13, 2021
Amount:See solicitation for details
Summary:This program is looking to fund projects that feature a collaborative training program that will strengthen the capacity of a Low-and-Middle Income Country (LMIC) institution to conduct Non-communicable disease (NCD) research capacity. The proposed program is expected to train in-country experts to develop and conduct research on NCDs across the lifespan, with the long-range goal of developing and implementing evidence-based interventions relevant to their countries. Interdisciplinary research training that cuts across NCDs is encouraged.
Title:Global Telecommunications and Emerging Technology Training
Sponsor:Department of State & U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID)
Deadline:July 12th, 2021
Amount:See solicitation for details
Summary:The Digital Connectivity and Cybersecurity Partnership (DCCP) program seeks to provide university-quality coursework to government officials, policymakers, and emerging leaders and influencers in ESF-eligible countries that promote U.S. models of information and communications technology (ICT) and digital economy management. The awardee would conduct a series of classes/trainings on ICT policy, internet and telecommunications regulation, cybersecurity, digital trade, digital economy policy, etc. This is a Limited Submission, only 1 application will be accepted per institution.
Title:Shoulder to Shoulder: Accompanying Ministries of Health in Central America in Strengthening Local and Global Health Security
Sponsor:Centers for Disease Control
Deadline:July 16th, 2021
Location:Central America
Amount:See solicitation for details
Summary:This program aims to establish collaborations between regional countries to accomplish: (1) Increased and improved public health surveillance systems, (2) Strengthening of non-outbreak-related public health activities impacted by outbreaks (3) Enhanced public health laboratory capacity, and (4) Enhanced outbreak/epidemic response. Activities to support these priorities will require assessment of capacities, infrastructure, and training needs, with implementation through mentoring and technical assistance.
Title:Agriculture and Food Research Initiative – Foundational & Applied Science
Sponsor:United States Department of Agriculture
Deadline:July 2021, See solicitation for details
Amount:See solicitation for details
Summary:The AFRI Foundational and Applied Science Program will be accepting applications focused in two or more crosscutting areas from a comprehensive list. The following topics are highlighted: Agricultural Microbiomes in Plant Systems and Natural Resources, Critical Agricultural Research and Extension, Data Science for Food and Agricultural Systems, Inter-Disciplinary Engagement in Animal Systems, Tactical Sciences for Agricultural Biosecurity, & Extension, Education & USDA Climate Hubs Partnerships. See solicitation for specific requirements and deadlines.
Title:U.S. Embassy Abuja, Nigeria PAS - Annual Program Statement
Sponsor:Department of State
Deadline:July 30, 2021
Location:U.S., Nigeria
Amount:$5,000 - $50,000
Summary:The U.S. Embassy in Abuja, Nigeria invites proposals for programs that strengthen cultural ties between the U.S. and Nigeria through cultural and exchange programming that highlights shared values and promotes bilateral cooperation in areas including, but not limited to democratic governance, STEM education, English language learning, Covid 19 awareness and preparedness, and gender based violence. All programs must include an American cultural element, that will promote increased understanding of U.S. policy and perspectives.
Title:2021 Innovation Fund Grant Competition to Build Partnerships and Training Programs between the United States, Central America, and the Dominican Republic
Sponsor:100K Strong in the Americas Innovation Fund
Deadline:August 1st, 2021
Location:See solicitation for details
Summary:This program invites grants to design and implement new academic training and student exchange programs between the United States and eligible countries. The 100K Innovation Fund ensures that students and faculty have access to innovative academic exchange and training programs in the United States, Latin America, and the Caribbean. Innovation Fund grants awarded to U.S. universities and colleges in partnerships with HEIs in Latin America and the Caribbean build institutional capacity, strengthen regional education collaboration, and lead to new models of academic exchange and workforce development programs.
Title:International Research Experiences for Students (IRES)
Sponsor:National Science Foundation
Deadline:September 21, 2021
Amount:$300,000 - $400,000
Summary:This 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:Cooperative Studies Of The Earth's Deep Interior
Sponsor:National Science Foundation
Deadline:September 27, 2021
Location:Global, see solicitation for details
Amount:$200,000 - $400,000
Summary:The Division of Earth Sciences (EAR) invites the submission of proposals for collaborative, interdisciplinary studies of the Earth's interior within the framework of the community-based initiative known as Cooperative Studies of the Earth's Deep Interior (CSEDI). Funding will support basic research on the character and dynamics of the Earth's mantle and core, their influence on the evolution of the Earth as a whole, and on processes operating within the deep interior that affect or expressed on the Earth's surface. Interdisciplinary projects are required.