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International Research Funding Alert

April 2022

2022 International Research & Development Seed Grants Awarded

The Office of International Affairs offers an annual international research seed grant competition to provide seed funding to faculty, allowing them to develop new international research collaborations leading to externally-funded projects. The winners for the 2022 seed grant competition are: Dr. Nural Akchurin (Arts and Sciences), Dr. Syed Badruddoza (Davis College of Agriculture), Dr. Modhurima Dey Amin (Davis College of Agriculture), Dr. Wendy Chen (Arts and Sciences), Dr. Mahyar Hadighi (Architecture), Dr. Thomas Kupfer (Arts and Sciences), Dr. Sandip Pal (Arts and Sciences), and Dr. David R.W. Sears (Visual and Performing Arts).

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Title:Norway-U.S. Joint Research Program - UTFORSK
Sponsor:Norwegian Directorate for Higher Education and Skills
Deadline:April 20, 2022
Amount:See Solicitation for Details
Summary:The Norwegian Embassy in Washington D.C. is pleased to introduce UTFORSK, a program for funding of joint projects between HEI’s in Norway and the United States and eight other prioritized countries. The projects may engage in bilateral cooperation (Norway-US) or multilateral cooperation involving a partner in Norway and the US as well as one or more of the other eligible countries (Brazil, Canada, China, India, Japan, Russia, South Africa, and South Korea). The program is funded by the Norwegian Ministry of Education and Research. We invite you to submit proposals for collaborative projects supporting one or more of the following: development and implementation of joint educational activities; increased student mobility, including internships/work placements; integration of higher education and research; strengthened involvement of non-academic partners.
Title:Fellowships for Advanced Social Science Research on Japan
Sponsor:National Endowment for the Humanities
Deadline:April 27, 2022
Summary:The Fellowships for Advanced Social Science Research on Japan program is a joint activity of the Japan-United States Friendship Commission (JUSFC) and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH). The goals of the program are to promote Japan studies in the United States, to encourage U.S.-Japanese scholarly exchange, and to support the next generation of Japan scholars in the United States. Appropriate disciplines include anthropology, economics, geography, history, international relations, linguistics, political science, psychology, and sociology. Awards usually result in articles, monographs, books, e-books, digital materials, translations, editions, or other scholarly resources.
Title:U.S. Embassy Mozambique PAS Annual Program Statement - Cycle 1
Sponsor:Department of State
Deadline:May 1, 2022
Amount:See solicitation for details
Summary:PAS Mozambique invites proposals for programs that strengthen cultural ties between the United States and Mozambique through cultural and exchange programming that highlights shared values and promotes bilateral cooperation. All programs must include an American cultural element, or connection with an American expert, organization, or institution in a specific field that will promote increased understanding of U.S. policy and perspectives.
Title:International Agricultural Education Fellowship Program
Sponsor:US Department of Agriculture
Deadline:May 16, 2022
Location:Guatemala and El Salvador
Summary:The International Agricultural Education Fellowship Program (IAEFP) will provide opportunities to assist developing countries in establishing school-based agricultural education and youth extension programs. The intention of the IAEFP is three-fold: (1) to develop a diverse group of globally-minded United States agriculturalists with experience living abroad, (2) collaboratively meet the food and fiber needs of the domestic population of eligible countries, and (3) strengthen and enhance trade linkages between eligible countries and the United States agricultural industry.
Title:FY2022 Creative Arts Exchange
Sponsor:Department of State
Deadline:May 16, 2022
Summary:Creative Arts Exchange (CAE) initiatives are arts-based, international people-to-people exchanges that support and further U.S. Department of State foreign policy objectives and support the Interim National Security Strategy goals of strengthening democratic values around the globe by demonstrating the power of creative free expression; and growing inclusive economic opportunities and prosperity for communities globally. CAE initiatives create partnerships through artistic collaboration and professional development. Programs are implemented in close coordination with U.S. embassies and consulates abroad. It is the Bureau’s intent to award two cooperative agreements in FY 2022 under the following themes: Theme 1: Performing Arts (Center Stage), and Theme 2: Hip-Hop Collaboration (Next Level)
Title:U.S. Embassy Samoa PAS Annual Program Statement
Sponsor:Department of State
Deadline:May 27, 2022
Amount:See solicitation for details
Summary:PAS Samoa invites Statement of Interest (SOI) for projects that seek to do at least one of the following: promote the U.S-Samoa bilateral relationship, increase connections between the people of the United States and Samoa (particularly youth), promote democratic institutions and civic engagement, strengthen U.S.--Samoa cooperation and coordination on global issues of shared interest (e.g. combatting climate change, supporting Indo-Pacific security, promoting diversity and inclusion), advance STEM education and science and tech innovation and research links, support human rights, and promote the mutual benefits of bilateral trade and investment.
Title:International Research Ethics Education and Curriculum Development Award (R25 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)
Sponsor:National Institute of Health
Deadline:June 7, 2022; Letter of Intent due: May 7, 2022
Amount:See solicitation for details
Summary:The overarching goal of this R25 program is to support "the ethics of" educational activities that foster a better understanding of biomedical, behavioral and clinical research and its implications. To accomplish the stated over-arching goal, this FOA will support creative educational activities with a primary focus on:
Title:Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) Sites and Supplements
Sponsor:Department of State
Deadline:August 24, 2022
Amount:See solicitation for details
Summary:The Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) program supports active research participation by undergraduate students in any of the areas of research funded by the National Science Foundation. This solicitation features two mechanisms for support of student research: (1) REU Sites are based on independent proposals to initiate and conduct projects that engage a number of students in research. REU Sites may be based in a single discipline or academic department or may offer interdisciplinary or multi-department research opportunities with a coherent intellectual theme. Proposals with an international dimension are welcome. (2) REU Supplements may be included as a component of proposals for new or renewal NSF grants or cooperative agreements or may be requested for ongoing NSF-funded research projects.
Title:International Research Experience for Students
Sponsor:National Science Foundation
Deadline:Track I-September 20, 2022; Track II-September 27, 2022
Amount:$1.5 million
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.
Title:Accelerating Research through International Network-to-Network Collaborations (AccelNet)
Sponsor:National Science Foundation
Deadline:October 10, 2022
Amount:See Solicitation
Summary:The goals of the Accelerating Research through International Network-to-Network Collaborations (AccelNet) program are to accelerate the process of scientific discovery and prepare the next generation of U.S. researchers for multiteam international collaborations. 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. The program seeks to foster high-impact science and engineering by providing opportunities to cooperatively identify and coordinate efforts to address knowledge gaps and research needs.