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International Funding Opportunities

UT faculty and staff seeking advice and engagement with the development of a grant proposal, please reach out to Dr. Jamie McGowan with the Global Research Office.

UT faculty and staff who are seeking support from a corporation or a foundation, please be in touch with Jill Passano with UT’s Corporate and Foundation Engagement Office.

External funding opportunities (by date)

Title Description Funding Info Deadline
BARDA: Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA) Broad Agency Announcement (BAA) Due to the COVID-19 response, any white papers or full proposals submissions, other than those that are in support of COVID-19, will be put into a queue. Once the response to COVID-19 has subsided, we will resume normal review of submissions for other research areas of interests. BARDA will not be able to meet the timelines highlighted in the Broad Agency Announcement. Thank you for understanding this unprecedented response and delays that will occur. The latest BARDA Broad Agency Announcement (BAA) is amendment 15 posted on April 2, 2020. varies with proposal 10/31/2020
Smithsonian Institution: Smithsonian Mpala Postdoctoral Fellowship The purpose of the Mpala Postdoctoral Fellowship is to promote the study of biology, anthropology, geology, hydrology, material science, social science, soil science or related areas. Projects must be tenable in residence at Smithsonian Institution facilities and Mpala Research Centre. Up to $50,400 per year 11/1/2020
FBF: Fahs-Beck Fund for Research and Experimentation Program Doctoral Dissertation Grant Program (Fahs-Beck Scholars)
Faculty/Post-Doctoral Grant Program (Fahs-Beck Fellows)
$5,000 up to $20,000 11/1/2020
AMNH: Annette Kade Graduate Student Exchange Fellowship Program The purpose of this program is to partner with French and German institutions to permit an exchange of graduate students (Masters and PhD). This program will allow students to spend 3 months during the year at a selected university in France or Germany or for French and German students to come to AMNH for 3 months. We expect that the students will have the opportunity to explore new cultures and enrich their lives with new contacts and friendships. see website 11/1/2020
American-Scandinavian Foundation: Fellowships and Grants for Americans ASF’s award program for study and research abroad has been the Foundation’s most long-standing commitment to educational exchange. Varies per program 11/1/2020
DoS: National Committee on U.S.-China Relations 2019 Professional Fellows Program The National Committee is very pleased to be working in partnership with the China Global Philanthropy Institute in Beijing, the Hong Kong America Center in Hong Kong, and the Chiang Ching-kuo Foundation for International Scholarly Exchange in Taipei to administer a two-way exchange for emerging leaders in China, Hong Kong, Taiwan and the United States in the fields of environment, philanthropy, legal aid, and community building among marginalized populations. The program, funded by a grant from the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, is a capacity-building project for professionals in the non-governmental sector. see website 11/16/2020
NIH: Ecology and Evolution of Infectious Diseases Initiative (EEID) The Fogarty International Center (FIC), the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) and the National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), and the National Science Foundation (NSF) will continue this multi-year collaboration that supports research on the ecological, evolutionary and socio-ecological principles and processes that influence the transmission dynamics of infectious diseases. The central theme of submitted EEID projects must be quantitative or computational understanding of pathogen transmission dynamics. The intent is the discovery of principles of infectious disease transmission and testing mathematical or computational models that elucidate infectious disease systems. see website 11/18/2020
Saltonstall-Kennedy Grant Program, NOAA Funds projects that address the needs of fishing communities, optimize economic benefits by building and maintaining sustainable fisheries and increase other opportunities to keep working waterfronts viable. The max. funding amount is USD 300,000 11/20/2020
ICWA: Institute of Current World Affairs Fellowships The Institute of Current World Affairs (ICWA) advances deep knowledge of foreign countries and cultures. We achieve that by supporting fellows for two-year immersive programs of self-designed, independent research and writing abroad. The ICWA makes grants to support Fellows who carry out self-designed independent studies for a minimum of two years in the developing world. U.S. citizenship is not a requirement, but candidates must show strong and credible ties to U.S. society. Candidates may seek fellowships in any developing country. Full financial support is provided 12/15/2020
DoS: U.S Embassy Philippines PAS Small Grants FY2020 The U.S. Embassy in the Philippines’ Public Affairs Section (PAS Philippines) of the U.S. Department of State is pleased to announce that we are considering proposals for our Public Diplomacy Small Grants Program. PAS Philippines invites proposals for projects that strengthen ties between the Philippines and the United States through 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 and perspectives. $10,000 up to $50,000 12/31/2020
DoS: U.S. Mission to Azerbaijan in Baku: Annual Program Statement of Public Diplomacy Programs The U.S. Embassy Baku Public Affairs Section (PAS) is pleased to announce that funding is available through its Annual Program Statement. U.S. Embassy Baku’s Annual Program Statement solicits proposals for projects that further the U.S. Mission’s public diplomacy goals of expanding and strengthening people-to-people ties between Azerbaijan and the United States, engaging with local media, and building and strengthening local partners through the specific objectives listed. Public diplomacy programming includes cultural programming, educational exchanges, workshops and training for entrepreneurs, English-language programming, innovation in and improvement of education systems, promoting science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education, and promoting professional journalism. $5,000 up to $50,000 12/31/2020
National Geographic: Exploration Grant An Exploration Grant application is a request for funding by an experienced project leader in the areas of conservation, education, research, storytelling, and technology. The applicant and his or her team members are expected to demonstrate successful completion of similar projects with measurable and/or tangible results. $10,000 – 30,000 1/20/2021
USAID: Women’s Global Development and Prosperity (W-GDP) Fund Addendum, New Partnerships Initiative (NPI) under CPRP APS The Women’s Global Development and Prosperity (W-GDP) Addendum is designed to increase women’s economic empowerment in conflict prevention and recovery activities focused on issues such as at-risk and marginalized women including survivors of trafficking. Recovery activities might include re-building livelihoods, workforce and vocational training, innovative financial tools, job placement, workplace safety, and access to capital. Up to $10M 4/15/2021
ENGIE Corporate Foundation: Grants for Improved Energy Access The ENGIE Foundation makes grants in thematic areas that include support for improved energy access by disadvantaged communities. Applicants provide summary information about themselves and their partners; objectives and context of the proposed project; details of the funding request; and how the project will be evaluated. Varies with proposal Any time
NSF: High-Risk Research in Biological Anthropology and Archaeology (HRRBAA) This program is designed to permit the submission of high-risk, exploratory proposals that can lead to significant new anthropological knowledge. Because of a highly competitive environment, proposals that have both a high risk of failure and the potential for significant payoffs are less able to compete with standard research proposals. This program is designed to provide a mechanism whereby risky proposals with a great potential for advancement of the discipline can compete for funding. The risk involved in such endeavors must significantly exceed that associated with regular research projects. The Archaeology and Biological Anthropology programs utilize this mechanism. Up to $35,000 Any time
Henry Luce Foundation: Asia Responsive Grants Responsive grants provide opportunities to improve understanding between the United States and the Asia-Pacific region. These grants typically support research, create new scholarly and public resources, or promote the exchange of ideas and information between Americans and Asians. Grants are limited to work in the humanities and social sciences concerned with Northeast and Southeast Asia. Varies Any time
Henry Luce Foundation: Initiative on Religion in International Affairs The Henry R. Luce Initiative on Religion in International Affairs aims to provide intellectual leadership, develop new paradigms for research and teaching, create new resources and networks, and enhance public understanding of and discussion about religion in the international sphere. The initiative supports projects that draw on scholarly expertise to foster and disseminate more nuanced, contextualized and dynamic understandings of religion in global public life, politics and policy. Dependent on proposal Any time
Arcus Foundation -Great Apes and Gibbons Grants Program Arcus makes grants to promote the survival of great apes in the wild and in sanctuaries that offer safety from invasive research and other forms of exploitation. Grants focus on activities that impact gorillas, chimpanzees, orangutans, bonobos, and gibbons. $100,000 up to $150,000 Any time
NSF: Dear Colleague Letter: Understanding the Overturning Circulation in the North Atlantic Ocean The overturning circulation in the North Atlantic Ocean is critically important for a wide range of processes including general circulation of the global ocean, climate dynamics, regional weather patterns, and biogeochemistry. Significant international investments in measuring it directly in the last couple of decades have revealed that we still do not fully understand the extent, nature, and drivers of its variability so that the fidelity of its representation in climate models remains uncertain. This letter serves to express NSF’s continued interest in research on this topic and to highlight opportunities for collaborations with researchers in the United Kingdom (UK). varies with proposal Any time
NSF: Antarctic Research The Antarctic Sciences Section (ANT) of the Office of Polar Programs (OPP) supports cutting-edge research that (1) expands fundamental knowledge of the Antarctic and the natural laboratory it represents across a range of disciplines, (2) improves understanding of interactions between the Antarctic and Southern Ocean region and Earth system, and (3) utilizes the unique characteristics of the Antarctic continent as an observing platform. varies Any time
National Science Foundation: Arctic Research Opportunities The NSF Arctic Sciences Section is seeking out research proposals that advance a fundamental, process, and systems-level understanding of the Arctic’s rapidly changing natural environment and social and cultural systems, and, where appropriate, proposals that look to improve the capacity to project future change. The Arctic Sciences Section supports research focused on the Arctic region and its connectivity with lower latitudes. The scientific scope is aligned with, but not limited to, research challenges outlined in the Interagency Arctic Research Policy Committee five-year plans. Up to $50,000 Any time
NIH/Inserm: Postdoctoral Drug Abuse Research Fellowships for U.S. and French Scientists The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) and Institut National de la Santé et de la Recherche Médicale (Inserm) have established a binational postdoctoral research exchange fellowship program. NIDA may support up to two fellowships for French scientists to work in the United States with a current NIDA grantee, and Inserm may support up to two awards for U.S. scientists to work in France with a mentor at an Inserm research unit or center. The 6- to 12-month fellowship provides rigorous postdoctoral research training in France for U.S. applicants. $39,000 up to $52,000, travel expenses Any time
NSF: Repurposing the Alaska Transposable Array to Support Observations of Arctic Environmental Change Through this Dear Colleague Letter (DCL), the National Science Foundation’s (NSF) Section for Arctic Sciences (ARC) of the Office of Polar Programs announces its interest in proposals to repurpose a subset of stations of the Alaska Transportable Array (http://www.usarray.org/researchers/adopt). ARC recognizes the potential value of the Array to support observations of long-term environmental change of the Arctic. This DCL encourages proposals to modify and operate a network of stations with a view to provide long-term environmental observations. varies with proposal Any time
Partnerships for Forests Partnership for Forests promotes partnerships among governments, civil society, and private enterprises to address deforestation and improve livelihoods by investing in forests and sustainable land use in Sub-Saharan Africa and Southeast Asia. The program provides a combination of grants and technical assistance to help selected partnerships move towards commercial scale-up. Forest Partnerships’ main focus is on incubating projects that can catalyze private-sector investment in sustainable land-use. They are looking to help selected partnerships move through the stages required to get to market – from idea development to business planning, to deal negotiation and piloting, and finally to commercial scale-up. We are therefore looking for proposals from partners, or prospective partners, that not only provide details of their project but also explain the specific support they need in order to progress to the next step towards scale-up. $12,500 up to $1.25M Any time
Nestle Foundation: Human Nutrition in Developing Countries The Nestlé Foundation supports research in human nutrition in low-income and lower middle-income countries. In relation to agriculture, the Foundation will consider research on food policy, food production, and food technology if the intervention has high potential for improved nutritional status and public health. The Foundation offers training grants, pilot grants, and full project grants. Priority is for proposals submitted by researchers in developing countries, or jointly with partners in developed countries. Up to $100,000 Any time
CS Fund and Warsh-Mott Legacy: Grants for Agriculture and Food Sovereignty The CS Fund and Warsh-Mott Legacy take an activist approach in making grants to defend traditional management of agriculture and natural resources in the Global South. Specific interests include protecting local seeds and reducing chemicals in agriculture; regulating the introduction of genetically modified organisms; and supporting communities in their self-governance of natural resources. Recent grants include several for Latin America and Sub-Saharan Africa. Up to $30,000 Any time
Fondation Segre Grants Fondation Segré was established in 1996, initially with a very broad scope: to promote humanitarian, scientific, educational, artistic and environmental projects. Fondation Segré will pursue its mission through the following strategic priorities: Favor the long-term viability of wild populations and control factors affecting their decline; Support all efforts to maintain, restore and protect critical habitats and functional ecosystems; Support captive breeding of endangered species and their reintroduction into the wild; Foster the sustainable use of renewable natural resources, notably forests, water, rangelands; Improve the efficacy and implementation of national and international legislation on biodiversity conservation taking into account stakeholders; Support educational activities, in particular specialized training of technical staff; Cooperate with the relevant regulatory and enforcement institutions to prevent and mitigate the impact of illegal hunting and trading of wildlife. Up to $200,000 Any time
Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation: Short Term Grant for Armenian Studies The Armenian Communities Department of the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation is inviting qualified students, academics and researchers in Armenian Studies to participate in activities related to their field of studies, encouraging academic interaction and exchange of knowledge and ideas. The Short Term Grant for Armenian Studies is directed at qualified students, academics and researchers in Armenian Studies anywhere outside Armenia to participate in activities related to their field of studies. $5,700 Any time
Humbolt Foundation: Humboldt Research Award The award is granted in recognition of a researcher’s entire achievements to date to academics whose fundamental discoveries, new theories, or insights have had a significant impact on their own discipline and who are expected to continue producing cutting-edge achievements in the future. Academics from abroad, regardless of their discipline or nationality, may be nominated for a Humboldt Research Award. The Alexander von Humboldt Foundation particularly encourages the nomination of qualified female academics. $65,026 Any time
NSF: Dear Colleague Letter: Special Guidelines for Submitting Proposals for NSF/GEO/EAR-MOST-Taiwan (GEMT) Collaborative Research The Division of Earth Sciences (EAR) in the Directorate for Geosciences (GEO) of the National Science Foundation is pleased to announce a collaborative research opportunity with Taiwan that will allow U.S. and Taiwan researchers to submit a joint proposal that will undergo the NSF review process. The Department of Natural Sciences and Sustainable Development (DNSSD) of the Ministry of Science and Technology in Taiwan (MOST1) serves as NSF’s partner in the collaboration. The research area is in the disciplinary subjects covered by the NSF/GEO/EAR programs in the Disciplinary Programs Section. varies with proposal Any time
ENGIE Corporate Foundation: Grants for Improved Energy Access The ENGIE Foundation makes grants in thematic areas that include support for improved energy access by disadvantaged communities. Applicants provide summary information about themselves and their partners; objectives and context of the proposed project; details of the funding request; and how the project will be evaluated. Varies Any time
National Geographic: Reducing Ocean Plastic Pollution This RFP will support projects that are directly addressing the threat of plastic pollution in our waterways—before it reaches the ocean. Coming Soon
Agriculture and Food Research Initiative: Foundational and Applied Science The AFRI Foundational and Applied Science Program supports grants in six AFRI priority areas to advance knowledge in both fundamental and applied sciences important to agriculture. The six priority areas are: Plant Health and Production and Plant Products; Animal Health and Production and Animal Products; Food Safety, Nutrition, and Health; Bioenergy, Natural Resources, and Environment; Agriculture Systems and Technology; and Agriculture Economics and Rural Communities. Up to $1M Dates vary by program area
NIH: Notice of Information: Contributing to the Global COVID-19 Crisis Response by Allowing Some NCI-supported Projects to be Redirected to COVID-19-related Research During the Crisis The COVID-19 pandemic is a global health crisis that has engaged the attention of researchers who want to be able to contribute their expertise and resources toward a better understanding of the impacts of SARS-CoV-2 infection and COVID-19 disease on cancer patients’ disease progression, response to therapy, care delivery, or survivorship.
NCI anticipates that in infrequent cases, NCI-funded investigators will have novel insights and research proposals of immediate relevance to SARS-CoV-2 and COVID-19.
Varies for the duration of the Covid-19 crisis
BIF: Boehringer Ingelheim Fonds Travel Grants The Boehringer Ingelheim Fonds awards travel grants to European citizens working in Europe and overseas, and to non-European citizens who perform their MD, PhD or postdoctoral project in Europe, or will use the travel grant to work in Europe. Applicants must pursue an experimental project in basic biomedical research and belong to one of the following groups of junior scientists: varies with proposal Ongoing basis
NSF: Dear Colleague Letter on the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID19) Requests for RAPID proposals may be for up to $200K and up to one year in duration. Well-justified proposals that exceed these limits may be entertained. All questions should be directed either to a program officer managing an NSF program with which the research would be aligned or to rapid-covid19@nsf.gov. Proposals in response to this Dear Colleague Letter may also request the use of NSF-funded advanced computing resources such as Frontera, Stampede2, Bridges, Comet, and JetStream. Up to $200,000 Proposals reviewed upon receipt
USAID: Call for Concept Notes-COVID-19 USAID is responding to the COVID-19 pandemic with decisive action at home and abroad. The priorities of USAID in the COVID-19 response are: to protect the safety and health security of our global workforce; ensure that we can continue our life-saving mission across the world; and support partner countries in their response to COVID-19. Proposals reviewed upon receipt
NSF: Dear Colleague Letter: United States-Ireland-Northern Ireland R&D Partnership The United States (U.S.), Northern Ireland (NI), and the Republic of Ireland (RoI) have come together to form a unique partnership as a way of increasing the level of collaborative R&D among researchers across the three jurisdictions that will generate innovation and lead to improvements in society. The objective of U.S.-Ireland R&D Partnership is to encourage trilateral, collaborative research projects that address significant research challenges, particularly in the areas of nanoscale science and engineering, sensors and sensor networks, telecommunications, energy and sustainability, and cybersecurity. These thematic areas have been identified as representing a unique opportunity for collaborative research and are internationally recognized as potentially pivotal fields in the 21st century. varies with proposal Relates to NSF program proposal deadlines
Waitt Foundation: Rapid Ocean Conservation Small Grants Program Grants will fund projects related to the Waitt Foundation mission of supporting sustainable fishing and marine protected areas (MPAs). This includes sub-themes of scientific research, policy, management, and communications. Up to $10,000 Reviewed on a monthly basis
DoS: Small Grants Program (U.S. Mission to the United Nations) The United States Mission to the United Nations and Other International Organizations in Geneva advances U.S. policy at more than 100 international organizations in Geneva. The U.S. Mission engages daily on issues as diverse as humanitarian assistance, global health, international trade, peace and security, arms control, and human rights. $5,000 up to $15,000 Rolling basis
U.S. Embassy La Paz – PAS Annual Program Statement PAS La Paz invites proposals for programs that strengthen cultural, educational, professional and scientific ties between the U.S. and Bolivia through cultural 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. policy and perspectives. $1,000 up to $40,000 Rolling basis
Roddenberry Foundation: Catalyst Fund Grants The Catalyst Fund makes small grants for ideas that are early-stage, unconventional, and innovative. It favors bold ideas that depart from the status quo, and that look at a problem and its solution in a new light. There are no restrictions by theme or place. Proposals can take the form of cutting-edge products, experimental programs, new services, inventions, etc. Up to $15,000 Rolling basis
Sea Pact: Funding for Fisheries and Aquaculture 2019 Sea Pact strives to advance sustainable fisheries and responsible aquaculture practices and provide the building blocks for a long term and sustainable seafood industry. To accomplish this, Sea Pact has pledged to financially contribute to selected projects that are aligned with Sea Pact’s mission. $10,000 up to $30,000 Rolling basis
Dear Colleague Letter: United States-Ireland-Northern Ireland R&D Partnership The United States (U.S.), Northern Ireland (NI), and the Republic of Ireland (RoI) have come together to form a unique partnership as a way of increasing the level of collaborative R&D among researchers across the three jurisdictions that will generate innovation and lead to improvements in society. The objective of the U.S.-Ireland R&D Partnership is to encourage trilateral, collaborative research projects that address significant research challenges, particularly in the areas of nanoscale science and engineering, sensors and sensor networks, telecommunications, energy and sustainability, and cybersecurity. These thematic areas have been identified as representing a unique opportunity for collaborative research and are internationally recognized as potentially pivotal fields in the 21st century. Varies with proposal Rolling basis
Rufford Foundation — Grants for Nature Conservation The Rufford Foundation makes grants for nature conservation undertaken by small and medium-sized organizations for projects in the developing world. The Foundation prefers projects that are pragmatic, and that have a significant human element. There are no restrictions by nationality or country of residence. Grant applications are made in sequential stages: first grant, second grant, booster grants, and completion grant. Up to $6,500 Rolling basis
Science Corps Fellowships The mission of Science Corps is to build STEM capacity worldwide while empowering the next generation of global scientists.To accomplish this mission, Science Corps places recent STEM PhD graduates to teach and develop scientific capacity in regions that lack access to quality science education. As Science Corps Fellows, they support innovative schools and projects by designing scientific curricula, teaching, hosting workshops, and demonstrating experiments that provide students with hands-on STEM experience. Science Corps Fellows leverage their expertise and passion to inspire the next generation of STEM professionals. Travel costs, room and board, stipend, visa fees and health insurance Rolling basis
IIE: Fellowships for Threatened Scholars PhD Degree Holders; The Institute of International Education’s Scholar Rescue Fund (IIE-SRF) solicits applications from scholars facing threats to their lives or careers. Fellowships support temporary academic positions at colleges, universities, and other research institutions anywhere in the world where the scholars can continue their academic work in safety. Professors, researchers, and public intellectuals from any country, field, or discipline may apply. Up to $25,000 Rolling basis
USAID: Development Innovation Ventures Through a year-round grant competition, Development Innovation Ventures (DIV) sources innovative ideas, pilots and rigorously tests them, and supports the scale-up of solutions that demonstrate proven impact and cost-effectiveness. DIV’s tiered funding model; inspired by venture capital funds, invests comparatively small amounts of funding in a variety of unproven ideas, and provides more substantial support only to those that demonstrate rigorous evidence of impact, cost-effectiveness, and potential to scale. Taking a portfolio approach to its impact enables DIV to embrace risk – and occasional failure – as it generates an evidence base for open innovation. DIV’s aim is to create a portfolio of innovations across all sectors and geographies in which USAID works, to improve the lives of millions around the world. Stage 1 ($25,000 to $200,000); Stage 2 ($200,000 to $1.5M); Stage 3 ($1.5M to $5M) Rolling basis
G. Unger Vetlesen Foundation: Grants in Natural and Earth Sciences The G. Unger Vetlesen Foundation makes grants for research and operational support in marine and ocean conservation, earth sciences, climate change, and wildlife management. Grants are to U.S. nonprofit organizations for projects ranging from local to international. $25,000 up to $700,000 (depending on proposal) Rolling basis
U.S. Embassy La Paz – PAS Annual Program Statement PAS La Paz invites proposals for programs that strengthen cultural, educational, professional and scientific ties between the U.S. and Bolivia through cultural 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. policy and perspectives. Up to $40,000 Rolling basis
DoS: 25th anniversary of the establishment of bilateral relations between the United States and Vietnam Twenty-five years after establishing diplomatic relations, the United States and Vietnam are trusted partners with a friendship grounded in mutual respect. In trade, development, education, health care, energy, and security, the United States and a strong and independent Vietnam are working together with a shared commitment to peace and prosperity. As we share a quarter century of partnership in 2020, this request for proposals seeks to fund projects that further the U.S. Mission’s public diplomacy goals of celebrating the 25th anniversary of the establishment of bilateral relations between the United States and Vietnam, and renews our commitment to work together to ensure a bright future full of peace and prosperity for the American and Vietnamese people. $1,000 up to $25,000 Rolling basis
FEMSA Foundation: Sustainable Development of Water Resources in Latin America The Foundation makes grants for sustainable development of water resources in Latin America. Grant recipients for community water projects include government agencies, development NGOs, foundations and research institutes, and other nonprofit organizations. See link for more details on how to apply and available funding. Rolling basis
Open Technology Fund: Internet Freedom Fund The Internet Freedom Fund is OTF’s primary way to support projects and people working on open and accessible technology-centric projects that promote human rights, internet freedom, open societies, and help advance inclusive and safe access to global communications networks for at-risk users including journalists, human rights defenders, civil society activists, and every-day people living within repressive environments who wish to speak freely online. $10,000 up to $900,000 Rolling deadline
NSF: Dear Colleague Letter: Special Guidelines for Submitting Collaborative Proposals under National Science Foundation (NSF) and US-Israel Binational Science Foundation (BSF) Collaborative Research Opportunities The goal of this US-Israel collaborative research opportunity is to help reduce some of the current barriers to working internationally. Through a lead agency model, NSF and BSF will address these issues by allowing U.S. and Israeli researchers to submit a single collaborative proposal that will undergo a single review process at NSF, which will be the lead agency.
The collaborative opportunity described in this Dear Colleague Letter (DCL) remains in effect until archived. This is not a single-year program.
varies with program Vary with program
DoS: U.S. Mission to the United Nations The United States Mission in Geneva is accepting project proposals for its fiscal year 2020 Small Grants Program. The Small Grants Program permits individuals, non-government organizations, think tanks, and government and academic institutions to seek funding for projects that promote U.S. policy priorities in the multilateral sphere. All programs must include a U.S. element or connection. Awards will be made to successful applicants are subject to the availability of appropriated funds.
Programs can include but are not limited to, academic and professional lectures or panel discussion; exhibitions and cultural programs; professional and academic exchanges; professional development workshops and training; or public awareness campaigns.
$5,000 up to $15,000
NSF: Dynamic Language Infrastructure – NEH Documenting Endangered Languages (DLI-DEL) This funding partnership between the National Science Foundation (NSF) and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) supports projects to develop and advance knowledge concerning dynamic language infrastructure in the context of endangered human languages—languages that are both understudied and at risk of falling out of use. Made urgent by the imminent loss of roughly half of the approximately 7000 currently used languages, this effort aims to exploit advances in information technology to build computational infrastructure for endangered language research. $12,000 up to $150,000/year for up to 3 years (Standard or Continuing grants); up to $5,000/month (Fellowships)
COVID-19 Young Leaders Fund The program is designed to support young leaders who are tackling the Covid-19 pandemic on the frontlines. Applicants should be focused on SDGs 3, 4, 5, 6, and 8. One Young World will prioritize initiatives that can use the funds to impact the maximum number of people to the greatest extent. One Young World recommends requesting between GBP 2,500 – GBP 10,000
Global Innovation Fund (GIF) This program seeks to invest in social innovations that aim to improve the lives and opportunities of millions of people in the developing world. Open to funding innovations in any sector as long as they can demonstrate their innovation improves the lives of those living on less than USD 5 PPP per day. Range: USD 50,000 – 15,000,000

International Funding Opportunities

International Funding Opportunities Archive