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International Research Funding Alert

February 2022

Texas Tech to Host Fourth Cohort of Mandela Washington Fellows

Texas Tech has been selected for the fourth time as a host institution for the Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders. Starting mid-June, TTU will host 25 bright, emerging African Fellows for a six-week leadership institute sponsored by the U.S. Department of State. The cohort of Fellows hosted by Texas Tech will be part of a larger group of over 700 Mandela Washington Fellows studying at institutions across the U.S. this summer.

"We are excited to host the 2022 Mandela Washington Fellows and contribute toward developing the skills and experiences of a talented group of young African leaders who will serve the future of their communities and nations," said Sukant Misra, vice provost of international affairs at Texas Tech. "The program provides unique opportunities for the Fellows as well as Texas Tech faculty and staff, local organizations, and the greater Lubbock community to expand globally through networks, partnerships and friendships with emerging young African leaders."

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Title:HFSP Research Grant Program --Young Investigators' Grants and Program Grants
Sponsor:Human Frontier Science Program
Deadline:March 24, 2022
Amount:See Solicitation for Details
Summary:HFSP Research Grants support innovative basic research into fundamental biological problems with emphasis placed on novel and interdisciplinary approaches that involve scientific exchanges across national and disciplinary boundaries. Participation of scientists from disciplines outside the traditional life sciences such as biophysics, chemistry, computational biology, computer science, engineering, mathematics, nanoscience or physics is recommended because such collaborations have open up new approaches for understanding the complex structures and regulatory networks that characterize living organisms, their evolution and interactions. Research grants are provided for teams of scientists from different countries who wish to combine their expertise in innovative approaches to questions that could not be answered by individual laboratories. Two types of Grant are available: Research Grants – Early Career and Research Grants – Program.
Title:Biodiversity on a Changing Planet
Sponsor:National Science Foundation
Deadline:March 25, 2022
Location:China, Brazil, & South Africa
Amount:See Solicitation for details
Summary:The Biodiversity on a Changing Planet program is a cross directorate and international program led by NSF that invites submission of interdisciplinary proposals addressing grand challenges in biodiversity science within the context of unprecedented environmental change. Environmental change takes many forms, including climate change. Biodiversity is one of the most complex features of our planet and is critical for the survival of our species. The program supports a comprehensive and integrative approach to understanding planetary biodiversity from a functional perspective, and it encourages the use of new technology and team science approaches. Research supported by this program will improve modeling and forecasting of the consequences of functional change in biodiversity in response to environmental change.
Title:Partnerships for International Research and Education
Sponsor:National Science Foundation
Deadline:March 25, 2022
Amount:See Solicitation for Details
Summary:This PIRE competition invites visionary, ambitious, interdisciplinary, use-inspired research proposals that address scientific challenges related to climate change and/or clean energy. Many cutting-edge research questions require international collaboration to achieve important advances. They also require insights from diverse disciplines to address the full complexity of the research, as well as active participation of stakeholders outside of academia to ensure research findings connect to real-world solutions to societal challenges related to climate change and/or clean energy. Climate change and clean energy research teams that incorporate some of these characteristics are increasingly common, but many have not had the opportunity to fully integrate all elements into their research agenda. This PIRE program invites PIs to develop these partnerships to exploit their full potential in the future. The projects will utilize multi-stakeholder and international partnerships that are essential to address these challenges of critical societal importance at a regional or global scale. The research areas may include any combination of the natural and physical sciences, engineering, and the social sciences. Proposals that advance understanding of the human and behavioral aspects of climate change and/or clean energy challenges are encouraged.
Title:Higher Education for Leadership, Innovation, and Exchange (HELIX)
Sponsor:U.S. Agency for International Development
Deadline:April 2, 2023
Amount:See Solicitation for Details
Summary:Through this APS, USAID aims to engage locally based new and underutilized partners to expand and amplify the Agency’s work through and with higher education. The overall Agency NPI seeks to support partner countries’ progress on the Journey to Self-Reliance, achieve sustainable and resilient results, and catalyze more effective partnering for impact. The APS disseminates information to prospective Applicants so they may develop and submit Concept Notes in response to the addenda and ultimately to be considered for USAID funding.
Title:Finding Accessible Interoperable Reusable Open Science Research
Sponsor:National Science Foundation
Deadline:April 12, 2022
Amount:$1.5 million
Summary:The FAIROS RCN program seeks to create three-year Research Coordination Networks (RCNs) which will foster catalytic improvements in scientific communities focusing on the FAIR (Findability, Accessibility, Interoperability, and Reuse) guiding principles and Open Science best practices. This program will support a broad range of activities by these new RCNs to advance the means by which investigators can share information and ideas, coordinate ongoing or planned research activities, foster synthesis and new collaborations, including international, develop community standards, and in other ways advance science and education through communication and sharing of research products through FAIROS strategies
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. Mission to South Africa -- Large Grants NOFO
Sponsor:Department of State
Deadline:April 30, 2022
Location:South Africa
Amount:See Solicitation for Details
Summary:The Public Affairs Section (PAS) of the U.S. Mission to South Africa of the U.S. Department of State announces an open competition for organizations to submit applications to carry out projects in one of six categories outlined in the Project Objectives: Combatting Climate Change, Improving Journalism Training, Entrepreneurship and Intrapreneurship: Expanding Economic Opportunities for Youth, Promoting Equity, Social Justice, and Social Cohesion; A Global Crisis: Trafficking in Persons; Expanding the University Partnership Initiative. All project proposals must strengthen ties and build relationships between the United States and South Africa and must have a strong, central, American element, or connection with American expert/s, organization/s, or institution/s and have as a primary goal the promotion of increased understanding of U.S. values, perspectives, and policies and relationship building between Americans and South Africans.
Title:U.S. Embassy Mozambique PAS Annual Program Statement - Cycle 1
Sponsor:Department of State
Deadline:May 1, 2022
Amount:Please See Announcement
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: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.
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.