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International Research Funding Alert May 2021


Faculty Spotlight

Dr. Arlene García-Marquez, Assistant Professor

Behavior and Welfare, School of Veterinary Medicine

Dr. Arlene García-Marquez

Dr. Arlene García-Marquez, an expert in developing and implementing animal welfare programs essential for sustainable agriculture, has recently been awarded a $750,000 grant with the proposal development assistance of TTU's International Grants & Partnerships' division of the Office of International Affairs.

Dr. García's project, entitled “Developing Spanish communicative competence among veterinary and animal science students to improve U.S. agriculture”, responds to the Capacity Building Grants for Non-Land Grant Colleges of Agriculture Program (NLGCA) by the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture. In collaboration with North Carolina State University, Tarleton State University, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, and collaborators from the University of Zulia, Venezuela, Dr. García and her team will develop and implement three courses of Spanish for Specific Purposes (SSP) in Agriculture for current veterinary medicine and animal science curriculums at Texas Tech's School of Veterinary Medicine and the College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources. This 3-year collaboration, in line with two of Texas Tech's 2017-2024 Strategic Priorities, will promote the education and empowerment of a diverse student body and enable innovative research and creative activities on our campus.

Dr. Garcia-Marquez earned her doctorate in animal science in 2014 and her master's degree in animal sciences in 2010, both from the College of Agricultural Sciences & Natural Resources at Texas Tech.

We congratulate Dr. García-Marquez for her achievement, and we encourage all TTU Faculty developing an international grant to reach out to our unit for support.

Title:Integrating Democracy, Human Rights, and Good Governance in Efforts to Address Climate Change and Protect the Environment in the East Asia and Pacific Region
Sponsor:Department of State
Deadline:June 4th, 2021
Location:See solicitation for details
Amount:$750,000 - $1,500,000
Summary:This is a call for applications for regional projects in the East Asia and Pacific region to strengthen transparent and accountable governance that respects human rights and addresses inequality as an integral part of addressing climate change and protecting the environment. The Bureau of Democracy Human Rights and Labor seeks regional projects that clearly articulate the linkages between civil and political human rights and good governance with climate and the environment.
Title:Scientific Exchanges Program
Sponsor:USDA Foreign Agriculture Service
Deadline:June 10th, 2021
Amount:See solicitation
Summary:This program provide fellowships to individuals from eligible countries who specialize in agricultural education, research, extension, or other related fields to come to the U.S. to collaborate and obtain training with/from local scientists. These fellowships promote food security and economic growth in eligible countries. Eleven awards will be issued under this competition. One of these will focus on food safety issues with a direct impact on international agricultural trade. The other ten awards will focus on Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) and food systems research.
Title:Trans-Atlantic Platform Recovery, Renewal, and Resilience in a Post-Pandemic World
Sponsor:National Science Foundation
Deadline:Letter of Intent: June 14th, Full Application Due: July 12th
Location:See solicitation for details
Summary:The RRR Call emphasizes the following challenges related to COVID-19: (i) reducing inequalities and vulnerabilities; (ii) building a more resilient, inclusive and sustainable society; (iii) fostering democratic governance and political participation; (iv) advancing responsible and inclusive digital innovation; and (v) ensuring effective and accurate communication and media. U.S. Applicants must team up with at least two other participating countries, which will be funded by their respective international sponsors.
Title:Air Quality Management Community of Practice in West & Southern Africa
Sponsor:Department of State
Deadline:June 16th
Location:West and Southern Africa
Summary:This project will support the Regional Framework Agreements on Air Pollution in Africa, with a specific focus on West and Southern Africa. The project(s) funded through this award build a regional community of practice to convene air quality experts, decision makers, community groups, the private sector, and other air quality practitioners and stakeholders. The community will develop best practices to improve air quality monitoring, modeling, forecasting and data management. There are two companion opportunities, one for West Africa and a separate one for Southern Africa.
Title:U.S. – Israel Joint Energy Proposals
Sponsor:Binational Industrial Research & Development (BIRD) Foundation
Deadline:Executive Summary due June 30th, 2021; Proposal due August 13th, 2021
Location:U.S., Israel
Summary:This program develops innovation through U.S. – Israel cooperation on a range of clean energy technologies, including renewable energy, energy efficiency, natural gas, and energy-water technologies. Cooperation between a company and a university/research institute, one from the U.S. and one from Israel is required. The project should have significant commercial potential.
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:U.S. Mission to Indonesia Annual Program Statement
Sponsor:Department of State – U.S. Mission to Indonesia
Deadline:June 30th, 2021
Summary:The U.S. Embassy’s Public Affairs Section (PAS) in Jakarta invites proposals for projects that further and support the strategic partnership between Indonesia and the U.S. through educational, cultural, informational, and media programming. All programs must include an American cultural or media-related element, or a 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:Global Infectious Disease Research Training Program (D43 Clin. Trial Opt.) (PAR-21-120)
Sponsor:National Institutes of Health
Deadline:Letter of Intent Due: July 3rd, Application Due: August 3rd, 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 LMIC institution to conduct infectious disease research, excluding HIV/AIDS. FIC will support research-training programs that focus on major endemic or life-threatening emerging infectious diseases, neglected tropical diseases, infections that frequently occur as co-infections in HIV infected individuals or infections associated with non-communicable disease conditions of public health importance in LMICs.
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:Accelerating Research through International Network-to-Network Collaborations (AccelNet)
Sponsor:National Science Foundation
Deadline:October 11th, 2021
Amount:See solicitation for details
Website: https://www.nsf.gov/publications/pub_summ.jsp?WT.z_pims_id=505584&ods_key=nsf21511
Summary:AccelNet seeks to advance research discoveries through international network-to-network collaborations that align with a grand challenge identified as a priority by the research community or NSF. AccelNet is aimed at fostering connections among research networks, rather than supporting primarily research or research infrastructure. The program will support development of networks of networks to share information and ideas, coordinate ongoing or planned research activities, foster synthesis and integration through new collaborations on theory building and innovative development of methods and tools.