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International Research Funding Alert

May 2022

FAPESP/SPRINT 2022 Awardees Selected

The Sao Paulo Research Foundation (FAPESP) and Texas Tech University announce the result of the Sao Paulo Researchers in International Collaboration (SPRINT) - 4th Edition 2021 program. Two seed grant proposals were selected to receive funding for the exchange of faculty. FAPESP and Texas Tech University will each provide funding of up to the equivalent of $5,000 per proposal ($10,000 per year) for the duration of the grants (up to 24 months) to cover research-related mobility expenses.

The winners are Dr. Naima Moustaid-Moussa, from the Department of Nutritional Sciences, and Dr. Bill Poirier, from the Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry.

For more information on the SPRINT program, please click here.

Title:Transforming the International Humanitarian Data Ecosystem
Sponsor:United States Agency for International Development (USAID)
Deadline:May 30, 2022
Summary:BHA is soliciting applications to support programs that strengthen the humanitarian data ecosystem, which encompasses three pillars — People, Process, and Technology. Humanitarians require high-quality, real-time, diagnostic and predictive analysis that fosters understanding of needs and prioritization of assistance in often rapidly changing and resource and access constrained environments. Strengthening the humanitarian data ecosystem will give BHA and other actors the tools to respond to complex crises, and address priority issues such as protection challenges; the effects of climate change; diversity, equity, and inclusion; and strengthening early warning systems. To achieve this, critical gaps in the infrastructure, skills, tools, policies, standards, and capacities needed to answer basic questions about current and future humanitarian needs must be addressed. For this round of the APS, applicants can apply to Pillar 1: People or Pillar 3: Technology.
Title:U.S. Embassy Addis Ababa PAS Annual Program Statement
Sponsor:Department of State
Deadline:June 1, 2022
Amount:See solicitation for details
Summary:PAS Addis invites proposals for programs that strengthen cultural ties between the U.S. and Ethiopia through cultural, media and exchange programming that highlights shared values and promotes bilateral cooperation. All programs must include an American cultural element, or connection with American expert/s, organization/s, or institution/s in a specific field that will promote increased understanding of U.S. policies, values, and perspectives.
Title:FY 2022 Scientific Exchanges Program
Sponsor:United States Department of Agriculture - Foreign Agricultural Service
Deadline:June 6, 2022
Summary:The Scientific Exchange Program (SEP) leverages the latest developments in cross-cutting agricultural priorities, research, and technologies to educate a new generation of agricultural scientist to promote trade, trade policy, trade capacity building, and food security. The collaborative nature of the SEP training and research programs improves agricultural productivity, systems, and processes in partnering emerging market economies through the transfer of new science and agricultural technologies. USDA may also use the program as a market development tool to assist in opening markets and decreasing or eliminating trade barriers in low to middle income countries, which ultimately increases and creates new trade opportunities for U.S. agricultural exports. SEP focuses on a cohort of Fellows who will spend up to 12 weeks at the U.S. academic institution and work directly with U.S. scientists in their fields. Each Fellow must hold a minimum of a Master’s-level degree, be in the early or middle stage of their career, and represent a university, government agency, or research entity in their home country. Mentors coordinate the training program in the United States. Upon the Fellow's return home, the mentor travels to the Fellows country to follow-up. SEP is administered by USDA's Foreign Agricultural Service, Global Programs, Fellowship Programs.
Title:Higher Education Challenge Grant Program
Sponsor:United States Department of Agriculture
Deadline:June 6, 2022
Amount:See solicitation for details
Summary:Projects supported by the Higher Education Challenge Grants Program will: (1) address a state, regional, national, or international educational need; (2) involve a creative or non-traditional approach toward addressing that need that can serve as a model to others; (3) encourage and facilitate better working relationships in the university science and education community, as well as between universities and the private sector, to enhance program quality and supplement available resources; and (4) result in benefits that will likely transcend the project duration and USDA support.
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: (1) Courses for Skills Development, (2) Mentoring Activities, (3) Curriculum or Methods Development, (4) Research Experiences. The Fogarty International Bioethics Training Program aims to increase the number of research-intensive institutions in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) that can provide advanced education in international research ethics. This FOA will support innovative LMIC master's level research ethics education programs proposing integrated activities to develop culturally appropriate foundational research ethics curriculum, research ethics career skills development courses, ethics research or practicum experiences, and effective mentoring approaches.
Title:US-ASEAN Green Building Innovation Program
Sponsor:US Department of State
Deadline:June 28, 2022
Location:South-East Asia
Summary:The goal of the program is to help train a new generation of Association of South-East Asian Nations’ (ASEAN) urban planners, architects, and engineers in the latest techniques, materials and architectural designs to improve the air quality inside and outside of buildings, reduce the full lifecycle carbon footprint of the building and construction sector, and improve building siting and resilience to better adapt to climate impacts. U.S. State Department funding will support an institutional collaboration linking universities in the United States with counterparts in the ASEAN region to work together to advance green building and sustainable urban planning practices in ASEAN member states.
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:U.S. Embassy Guatemala - PAS Annual Program Statement
Sponsor:Department of State
Deadline:August 26, 2022
Amount:See solicitation for details
Summary:PAS Guatemala invites proposals for programs that strengthen cultural, educational, professional, and/or scientific ties between the United States and Guatemala through cultural, educational, and/or exchange programming that highlights our shared values and promotes bilateral cooperation. All programs must include an American cultural or educational element, or 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:International Research Experience for Students
Sponsor:National Science Foundation
Deadline:Track I-September 20, 2022; Track II-September 27, 2022
Amount:See Solicitation
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.