Texas Tech University

International Research Funding Alert

September 2021

International Research Proposal Assistance

Housed within the Office of International Affairs at the International Cultural Center, the International Grants Administration & Partnerships team is available to help faculty develop and submit international research grant proposals. Services provided include: Assistance with international networking, interpretation of agency guidelines, and guidance on internal and external administrative requirements during proposal preparation. For TTU researchers looking for international funding opportunities, please keep an eye out for the OIA International Funding Alert – a listing of current and forecasted grant opportunities with an international focus disseminated monthly to all faculty. Furthermore, feel free to contact our team for customizable searches of international funding opportunities matching your research interests. Additionally, the division offers competitive internal seed funding yearly to support faculty developing new international research relationships that are interdisciplinary and multi-institutional in nature. For any inquiries, please contact Ms. Reagan Ribordy, Ms. Laura Bilbao, or Ms. Maria Castro.

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:Mobile Health: Technology and Outcomes in Low and Middle Income (LMIC) Countries (R21/R33 – Clinical Trial Optional)
Sponsor:National Institutes of Health
Deadline:Letter of Intent: October 16; Full Proposal, November 15
Amount:Please see announcement
Summary:The purpose of this program is to encourage exploratory/developmental research applications that propose to study the development, validation, feasibility, and effectiveness of innovative mobile health (mHealth) interventions or tools specifically suited for low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) that utilize new or emerging technology, platforms, systems, or analytics. The overall goal of the program is to catalyze innovation through multidisciplinary research that addresses global health problems, develop an evidence base for the use of mHealth technology to improve clinical and public health outcomes, and strengthen Health research capacity in LMICs.
Title:SERVIR Applied Sciences Team
Sponsor:National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Deadline:Step-1 due October 26, 2021; Step-2 due April 28, 2022
Amount:See Solicitation for details
Summary:SERVIR, a joint initiative of NASA and the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), fosters applications of Earth observations to help developing countries assess environmental conditions to improve their planning and actions. This program element requests proposals for the SERVIR Applied Sciences Team (AST), which will improve the abilities of SERVIR regional hubs, national stakeholders, and users to apply Earth observations.
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:Research Grants
Sponsor:U.S. – Israel Binational Science Foundation
Deadline:November 17, 2021
Location:U.S. & Israel
Summary:This is the main program of the BSF, resulting from an Agreement between the Governments of the United States of America and Israel to promote and support cooperation in science and technology for peaceful purposes on subjects of mutual interest. Applications to the program are made jointly by a US and an Israeli researcher(s). No prior cooperation is required, but the synergy between the PIs must be evident. For the November 2021 deadline, the areas of interest include: Biomedical Engineering, Life Science, Psychobiology, and Health Science.
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:U.S. Consulate General Chennai Public Affairs Section (PAS) Annual Program Statement
Sponsor:U.S. Department of State
Deadline:December 31, 2021
Summary:This funding opportunity seeks to invite project proposals focused on one of four areas: Transformative Technologies, Inclusive Democracy, Indo Pacific Strategy & Cooperation, and Higher Education. This program will support projects proposed by U.S. and Indian organizations that fulfill U.S. Mission India goals, such as promoting greater understanding of the U.S. and fostering people-to-people ties, reinforcing shared values between U.S. and India, and ensuring mutual prosperity. Examples of awarded projects include U.S. experts conducting speaking tours and public talks, academic and professional lectures and seminars; cultural and arts programs, and development of initiatives aimed at maintaining contacts with alumni of our exchange programs.
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.
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.