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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
Smithsonian Institution: Short-Term Fellowship Program The Short-Term Fellowship Program (separate from the Earl S. Tupper Fellowship) allows selected candidates to come to STRI at any time of the year and is an excellent resource to provide support for graduate students and introduce them to tropical research. Although focused primarily on graduate students, awards are occasionally given to undergraduate and postdoctoral candidates. These fellowships enable selected candidates to work in the tropics and explore research possibilities at STRI. $3,000 stipend 7/15/2020~10/15/2020
DoS: U.S. Embassy Bamako PAS Annual Program Statement The U.S. Embassy Bamako Public Affairs Section (PAS) of the U.S. Department of State is pleased to announce that funding is available through its Public Diplomacy Small Grants Program. PAS Bamako invites proposals for projects that strengthen ties between the United States and Mali by highlighting shared values and promoting bilateral cooperation. All programs must advance a U.S. Mission goal, include an American cultural element, or have a 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 $300,000 8/1/2020
DoS: U.S. Mission to NATO Public Affairs Annual Program Statement (U.S. Mission to NATO) The Office of the Public Affairs Advisor (PAA) at the U.S. Mission to NATO (USNATO) is pleased to announce that funding is available through its Public Diplomacy Small Grants Program. This is an Annual Program Statement, outlining our funding priorities, the strategic themes we focus on, and the procedures for submitting requests for funding. $5,000 up to $100,000 8/1/2020
DoS: Best Practices in Exporting Expertise Latin America and sub-Saharan Africa (Bureau of Global Public Affairs) The GEC Russia directorate seeks to make one Prime Award to an organization with experience in counter Russian disinformation programming and the logistical and administrative capability to oversee and maintain a series of sub-awards to smaller organizations with specialized tools or expertise in countering Russian disinformation. This program would organize a hub for partners with diverse expertise to flexibly engage with participating civil society and government based on assessed local needs and requirements centrally coordinated by the Prime. $1M 8/3/2020
DoS: U.S. Consulate-General Johannesburg PAS Annual Program Statement The U.S. Consulate-General Johannesburg Public Affairs Section (PAS/JHB) of the U.S. Department of State is pleased to announce that funding is available through its Public Diplomacy Small Grants Program. This is an Annual Program Statement, outlining our funding priorities, strategic themes, and the procedures for submitting requests for funding. $1,000 up to $100,000 8/5/2020
RWJF: Systems for Action: Supplemental Research on COVID-19 Response and Recovery This call for proposals from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) will provide supplemental research funding to teams that are already engaged in the study of a promising system alignment mechanism, with the objective of learning how this mechanism performs in addressing health and social needs during the COVID-19 pandemic. $100,000
LOI – 7/20/2020
8/5/2020
USDA: 2020 Norman E. Borlaug International Agricultural Science and Technology Fellowship Norman E. Borlaug Intl Ag Science and Tech) Since 2004, the U.S. Congress has made funds available to the Borlaug Fellowship Program to advance USDA’s agricultural research goals of promoting collaborative programs among agricultural professionals of eligible countries, agricultural professionals of the United States, the international agricultural research system, and United States entities conducting research by providing Fellowships to individuals from eligible countries who specialize or have experience in agricultural education, research, extension, or other related fields. Fellowships promote food security and economic growth in eligible countries by educating a new generation of agricultural scientists, increasing scientific knowledge and collaborative research to improve agricultural productivity, and extending that knowledge to users and intermediaries in the marketplace. The collaborative nature of the training and research programs not only benefits the Fellow, his or her home institution, and partner country; the U.S. host institution, its professors, researchers, and students; and the global agricultural sector by improving agricultural productivity, systems, and processes in partnering nations through the transfer of new science and agricultural technologies. Up to $60,000 8/7/2020
**NEW** DoS: Sustainable U.S. and Palestinian Higher Education Partnerships (U.S. Mission to Jerusalem) The Public Diplomacy Section of the Palestinian Affairs Unit (PAU-PD) of the U.S. Department of State invites U.S. Higher Education Institutions (HEIs), U.S. Not-for-Profit Organizations, and Palestinian universities to submit proposals to jointly design and implement a project that will further internationalize their institutions and better prepare students to become globally empowered citizens while also advancing the PAU-PD mission to advance peace and the development of a prosperous, stable, and transparent Palestinian society, economy and system of governance through substantive engagement with American people, institutions, ideas and ideals in order to improve American-Palestinian relations and create greater opportunities for mutually beneficial partnership and cooperation. This project should advance the PAU-PD objective to support elements of Palestinian civil society working to strengthen their communities in line with American values. $50,000 up to $200,000 8/10/2020
DoS: Demonstrating and Supporting U.S. Values and Leadership in the Global Scientific Enterprise (Bureau of Oceans – Int. Environmental – Scientific) The Bureau of Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs’ (OES) Office of Science and Technology Cooperation (STC) at the U.S. Department of State announces this Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) to implement one or more of five separate lines of effort in support of U.S. scientific values and leadership in the global scientific enterprise, including through providing logistical and administrative support. Program awards are as follows:
•Up to $125,000 will be awarded for the Value Aligned R&D Networks Program,
•Up to $600,000 for GIST Expansion Activities,
•Up to $100,000 for U.S. Science Dialogues and Public Outreach,
•Up to $200,000 for the APEC Women in STEM Principles and Actions Program, and
•Up $300,000 for Media Resources for Demonstrating U.S. S&T Values.
8/10/2020
DoS: A Program on International Shared Waters Cooperation (Bureau of Oceans – Int. Environmental – Scientific) A Cooperative Agreement for up to $950,000 U.S. Dollars (USD) in FY 2019 Economic Support Funds (ESF) awarded for a multi-donor partnership mechanism to support cooperation on shared waters that leverages U.S. diplomatic and financial support, promotes coordination between development partners on shared waters, and ensures the sustainability of the programs beyond the period of U.S. support. The program on international water cooperation will improve coordination and cooperation over shared waters in regions where water is, or may become, a source of conflict. The program’s goal is to build political will and advance cooperative processes on shared waters where the lack of political commitment/engagement is an impediment to cooperative action. Meeting this goal will increase shared prosperity $950,000 8/14/2020
DoS: U.S. Embassy Cairo PAS Annual Program Statement The U.S. Embassy Cairo Public Affairs Section (PAS) of the U.S. Department of State announces that funding is available through its Public Diplomacy Small Grants Program. This is an Annual Program Statement (APS), outlining funding priorities, strategic themes of focus, and the procedures for submitting requests for funding for the Fiscal Year (FY) 2020, which runs from October 1, 2019 through September 30, 2020. PAS Cairo invites proposals from civil society organizations, think tanks, cultural and arts organizations, government institutions, and academic institutions for programs that strengthen the cultural ties between the U.S. and Egypt 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 $25,000 8/14/2020
USAID: The Health, Ecosystems and Agriculture for Resilient, Thriving Societies (HEARTH) Through this Addendum to the Global Development Alliance (GDA) Annual Program Statement (APS) No. APS-OAA-16-000001 (the GDA APS), the Office of Forestry and Biodiversity in USAID’s Bureau for Economic Growth, Education and Environment (USAID/E3/FAB) is seeking transformational solutions to cross-sectoral development challenges in biodiverse landscapes. The Health, Ecosystems and Agriculture for Resilient, Thriving Societies (HEARTH) Addendum aims to provide USAID Missions and the private sector a flexible opportunity to partner in the co-creation and delivery of high impact activities that conserve biodiverse ecosystems and improve the well-being and prosperity of communities that depend on them. $1M up to $10M 8/14/2020
DoS: Russian-American History Showcase – Online (U.S. Mission to Russia) The U.S. Embassy’s Public Affairs Section in Moscow (PAS Moscow) invites proposal submissions for a cooperative agreement to implement the 2020 Russian-American History Showcase (formerly the Fort Ross Quest), which will be conducted entirely online. The grant recipient will work closely with Public Affairs and Cultural Affairs at Mission Russia to create an activity that motivates teams of Russian secondary school students and teachers to explore the shared history of the United States and Russia. $50,000 8/15/2020
DoS: Public Affairs Abuja Annual Program Statement The U.S. Embassy Abuja Public Affairs Section (PAS) is pleased to issue this Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) for its Public Diplomacy (PD) small grants program. This annual program statement outlines PAS’ funding priorities and the procedures for submitting applications for funding. $5,000 up to $50,000 8/15/2020
DoS: U.S. Embassy Santo Domingo – Public Diplomacy Annual Program Statement The U.S. Embassy in Santo Domingo is pleased to announce that funding is available through its Public Diplomacy Small Grants Program. This is an Annual Program Statement, outlining our funding priorities, the strategic themes we focus on, and the procedures for submitting requests for funding. $1,000 up to $200,000 8/15/2020
DoS: U.S. Embassy Antananarivo PAS Annual Program Statement The U.S. Embassy Antananarivo Public Affairs Section (PAS) of the U.S. Department of State is pleased to announce that funding is available through its Public Diplomacy Small Grants Program. PAS Antananarivo awards a limited number of grants to individuals, non-governmental organizations, think tanks, and academic institutions to support exchange between the U.S. and Madagascar or the Comoros with the aim of improving mutual respect and understanding. $5,000 up to $25,000 8/15/2020
Smithsonian Foundation Tropical Research Institute Earl S. Tupper Fellowship The most prestigious postdoctoral fellowship of the Smithsonian Foundation Tropical Research Institute (STRI) is awarded once a year to an outstanding candidate in one of the many research fields practiced at STRI. Successful candidate will conduct a three-year research program based at a STRI facility, typically in the lab of a staff scientist who serves as host or advisor on the project. $50,400 annual stipend, $16,000 research budget 8/15/2020
DOS: U.S. Subject Matter Experts Program The U.S. Embassy’s Public Affairs Section in Moscow (PAS Moscow), invites proposal submissions for a cooperative agreement to provide technical and logistical support for the U.S. Subject Matter Experts Program. The grant recipient will work closely with Public Affairs and Cultural Affairs at Mission Russia to identify and recruit American experts to travel to Russia or virtually address audiences through lectures, short or long-term workshops and seminars, appearances in foreign media, and in a consultant capacity. The Subject Matter Experts Program proactively promotes understanding of U.S. culture, society and U.S. foreign policies on topics identified by the Embassy and its partner organizations and provides space for dialogue between the peoples of the two countries. The program also fosters American engagement with a wide range of Russian audiences through a range of speaking events, including participation in conferences, festivals and professional meetings, and through online engagements and programs. $200,000 -$300,000 8/15/2020
USDA FAS: Enabling Agricultural Innovations for Sustainable Food Security: Biotechnology and Seeds Systems in Asia and Africa A key strategic goal for the U.S. Government (USG) and of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is to conduct international outreach and communication regarding the role and importance of science-based and risk proportionate decision-making for the adoption of existing and emerging agricultural biotechnologies as a tool for enabling innovation and helping address challenges to the sustainability of agriculture and global food security in the twenty-first century.
The USDA Foreign Agricultural Service (USDA/FAS) seeks to partner with a U.S. land-grant university to carry out trainings and provide technical assistance for select Asian and African decision-makers, technical experts, and stakeholders focusing on informed strategies for enabling the science-based adoption of agricultural biotechnologies, including incorporating biotechnology into national and regional initiatives to modernize and strengthen seed systems for innovation.
Up to $350,000 8/17/2020
DoS: Annual Program Statement for Public Affairs Cultural and Educational Programs (U.S. Mission to Kyrgyzstan) The Public Affairs Section (PAS) of the U.S. Embassy Bishkek is pleased to announce funding is available as specified below through the Embassy’s Public Diplomacy Grants program. Public diplomacy programming includes communications with international audiences, cultural programming, media strengthening, educational exchanges, expanding academic capacity, civil society engagement, and education including English language instruction, and STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts, and math). $1,000 up to $120,000 8/23/2020
Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies (IASS) Fellows’ Programme Each year, up to 30 individuals from around the world participate in the institute’s Fellow Programme. During their stay, fellows work with each other and with IASS researchers, providing expertise, inspiration, and creative input. In return, the IASS offers fellows the opportunity to develop their ideas in an international community of eminent researchers, not only within the institute, but also in the wider Potsdam-Berlin area. In keeping with the institute’s transdisciplinary approach to research, fellows are encouraged to engage with stakeholders from all areas of society. 8/23/2020
CDC: Mobile Health: Technology and Outcomes in Low and Middle-Income Countries (R21/R33 – Clinical Trial Optional) The purpose of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) 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. Up to $125,000/yr (R21 phase); up to $200,000/yr (R33 phase) 8/24/2020
USAID: Foundational Literacy for Improved Educational Resilience (FLIER)-Annual Program Statement The United States Agency for International Development in the DRC (USAID/DRC) is seeking concept papers from qualified organizations for the USAID/DRC funded Foundational Literacy for Improved Educational Resilience (FLIER). Through this funding opportunity, USAID/DRC announces its desire to leverage USAID/DRC’s prior experience in supporting improved reading & literacy and social & emotional learning outcomes to ensure that children ages 6-9 in select marginalized and underserved zones in Ituri, South Kivu, Équateur Province, and Kinshasa gain foundational literacy and social & emotional skills enabling them to function in school at a grade 2 level or above. USAID/DRC is interested in providing financial or non-financial support to partners to realize concepts and ideas that hold promise in the focus areas. Total program spending $38M 8/24/2020
Human Frontier Science Program: Postdoctoral Fellowships HFSP postdoctoral fellowships encourage early-career scientists to broaden their research skills by moving into new areas of study while working in a new country. HFSP fellowships are for three years. Fellows may choose to stay for up to three years in the host country or use the last year of their fellowship to return to their home country or to move to another HFSPO member country. Varies per program 8/27/2020
North American Wetlands Conservation Act: Canada Standard Grants Program The Canada Standard Grants Program began supporting projects in Canada in 1990, shortly after the North American Wetlands Conservation Act of 1989 was passed. This program has been receiving 45 percent of the total available funding for Act-supported projects each fiscal year. In recent years, this amount has been approximately USD $20-25 million annually.
Applicants submit project proposals through the appropriate North American Waterfowl Management Plan Provincial Steering Committee. After a preliminary review by the Provincial committees, eligible proposals are then forwarded to the appropriate Joint Venture Management Board, Environment Canada Wetlands Office, and finally the North American Wetlands Conservation Council (Canada) for review and endorsement. Projects are then presented to the North American Wetlands Conservation Council (Council) in the United States for funding consideration. After reviewing the projects, the Council recommends them to the Migratory Bird Conservation Commission for final funding approval. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s Division of Bird Habitat Conservation is responsible for administering the grants for the approved projects.
$200,000 up to $10M 8/28/2020
DoS: Public Diplomacy Small Grants Program (U.S. Mission to Iraq) The U.S. Embassy Baghdad Public Affairs Office (PA) is pleased to announce that funding is available through its Public Diplomacy Small Grants Program. This is an Annual Program Statement outlining our funding priorities, the strategic themes we focus on, and the procedures for submitting requests for funding. $25,000 up to $100,000 8/30/2020
Merck: Research Grant for Pandemic Preparedness The threat from newly emerging viral infections is one of the top global challenges for humanity. The recent COVID-19 pandemic shows that pandemic preparedness and having the right products and technology to fight infectious diseases with epidemic and pandemic potential is of utmost importance. It is required to act quickly to limit further substantial damages to society, economy and ecology. $560,000 8/31/2020
DoS: English Language Program Grants (U.S. Mission to Serbia) The U.S. Embassy Belgrade announces an open competition for individuals and organizations to submit applications to carry out grant projects in support of our English Language Program in Serbia. Please carefully follow all instructions online $500 up to $30,000 8/31/2020
DoS: U.S. Embassy Mozambique PAS Annual Program Statement The U.S. Embassy Maputo Public Affairs Section (PAS) of the U.S. Department of State is pleased to announce that funding is available through its Public Diplomacy Small Grants Program. This is an Annual Program Statement, outlining our funding priorities, the strategic themes we focus on, and the procedures for submitting requests for funding. $10,000 up to $50,000 8/31/2020
Research Grants Program 2020, Merck Open to scientists in all career stages who are affiliated with any research-based institution, university, or company. The aim is to create new sustainable partnerships with leading global science and technology players to work on breakthrough science. Research areas: drug discovery, next-generation machine learning, bioreactor design for cultured meat, and pandemic preparedness/fighting new emerging viral infectious disease. Grants of EUR 100,000 – 500,000 per year for up to 3 years 8/31/2020
Just Tech Covid-19 Rapid-Response Grants The Social Science Research Council (SSRC), as part of its Just Tech program, seeks proposals from across the social sciences and related fields that address the risks, opportunities, and challenges posed by public health surveillance stemming from the Covid-19 pandemic. We specifically encourage proposals that interrogate the role the public and private sectors may play in mitigating or exacerbating the health crisis, the effects of which are already unevenly distributed. $5000-10,000 Rolling basis; first review: 8/31/2020
Smithsonian Institution: Fellowships in Invertebrate Zoology The Smithsonian Department of Invertebrate Zoology invites proposals for the Kenneth Jay Boss Fellowships. Eligibility extends to both US and non-US citizens currently enrolled and engaged in collections-based research in invertebrate zoology (e.g., systematics, phylogeny, biogeography, comparative morphology, species conservation). Awards consist of a stipend of US$750/week, with additional funds available for supplies (US$2,000) and relocation allowance (US$1,000). $750/week stipend 9/1/2020
U.S. Embassy Australia FY20 Annual Program The U.S. Embassy in Australia announces an open competition for organizations and individuals to submit applications to carry out programs that strengthen support for the unbreakable U.S.-Australia alliance, raise awareness about joint economic partnerships, and promote shared interests in a free and open Indo-Pacific region. Applications should include an American element or connection with an American expert, organization, or institution. $3,000 up to $25,000 9/1/2020
U.S. Embassy Australia FY20 Annual Program The U.S. Embassy in Australia announces an open competition for organizations and individuals to submit applications to carry out programs that strengthen support for the unbreakable U.S.-Australia alliance, raise awareness about joint economic partnerships, and promote shared interests in a free and open Indo-Pacific region. Applications should include an American element or connection with an American expert, organization, or institution. $3,000 up to $25,000 9/1/2020
DoS: U.S. Embassy Australia FY20 Annual Program Statement The U.S. Embassy in Australia announces an open competition for organizations and individuals to submit applications to carry out programs that strengthen support for the unbreakable U.S.-Australia alliance, raise awareness about joint economic partnerships, and promote shared interests in a free and open Indo-Pacific region. Applications should include an American element or connection with an American expert, organization, or institution. $3,000 up to $25,000 9/1/2020
DoS: U.S. Mission in Kinshasa PAS Annual Program Statement 2020 (U.S. Mission to the Democratic Republic of Congo) PAS Kinshasa invites proposals for programs that strengthen ties between the U.S. and the Democratic Republic of the Congo through programming that reflects the U.S.-DRC Privileged Partnership for Peace and Prosperity, which focuses on improving governance, promoting peace and security, combating corruption, advancing human rights, and creating conditions for greater U.S. investment and economic growth. Programs should create opportunities for bilateral cooperation in areas of mutual interest and highlight shared values. All programs must include a U.S. element, such as an American expert, organization, cultural element, or institution, that will promote increased understanding of U.S. policy and perspectives. $2,000 up to $25,000 9/4/2020
DoS: U.S. Embassy Singapore – Annual Program Statement (U.S. Mission to Singapore) U.S. Embassy Singapore is pleased to announce funding opportunities through its public diplomacy grants program. Each year, the U.S. Embassy awards a limited number of grants to support activities and exchanges linking the United States and Singapore with the aim of strengthening the bilateral relationship and people-to-people connections. Proposals should be submitted a minimum of two months before the start of the activity for which funding is being sought, but applications can be submitted anytime. Up to $1,000 up to $100,000 9/4/2020
NIH: Notice of Special Interest: Administrative Supplements for the U.S.-Japan Brain Research Cooperative Program (BRCP) – U.S. Entity (Admin Supp) The purpose of the BRCP is to promote scientist exchange, training, and collaborations in basic, translational and clinical research between neuroscientists from the U.S. and Japan. The U.S. entity of the BRCP supports the following activities: 1. Visit of U.S. scientists to conduct collaborative research and/or to acquire advanced research skills in Japanese institutions, 2. Joint workshops to exchange scientific information and to foster collaborations. Up to $25,000 9/7/2020
UKRI: International Centre-to-Centre Research Collaborations This call is the second round of a new EPSRC funding initiative which aims to provide opportunities for leading UK research groups to work in partnership with the best international researchers, with projects to start from summer 2021 onwards. Up to $1.8M 9/8/2020
NSF: International Research Experiences for Students (IRES) 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 the development of a diverse, globally-engaged workforce with world-class skills. IRES focuses on active research participation by undergraduate or graduate students in high-quality international research, education and professional development experiences in NSF-funded research areas. 3 Tracks possible
$150,000 up to $400,000
9/8/2020: Track – I: IRES Sites, 9/15/2020: Track-II: Advanced Studies Institutes, 9/22/2020: Track – III: New Concepts in International Graduate Experience
CF: Fulbright Canada Fellowships The Canada-U.S. Fulbright Program operates on the principle of reciprocal exchange and provides the opportunity for outstanding American scholars to lecture and/or conduct research in Canada. Award recipients include prominent and promising scholars, as well as experienced professionals. Canada-U.S. Fulbright awards offer a unique opportunity to explore a wide range of scholarly issues, including important contemporary issues that are relevant to Canada, to the United States, and to the relationship between the two countries. While the competition is officially field-open, we are especially keen to support students in the humanities, in the areas of communications and culture, in Canadian – American relations, in all areas of contemporary public policy, on topics relating to culture and to the environment, law, indigenous issues, and in pure and applied sciences. Please note that there are special competitions in certain areas and that these may vary over time and under particular circumstances. Applicants can apply to the following awards:
Traditional (All Disciplines) Award
Postdoctoral Research Awards
Distinguished Chairs Program
Research Chairs Program
Fulbright-Carlos Rico Award for North American Studies:
Specialists Program
Fulbright Arctic Initiative
Arctic Security and Cooperation, Arctic Infrastructure in a Changing Environment, Community Dimensions of Health.
Fulbright Global Scholar Award:
Fulbright Canada P.E.T. Foundation fellowship
9/15/2020
NASA: LISA Preparatory Science NASA is partnering with the European Space Agency (ESA) on the ESA-led Laser Interferometer Space Antenna (LISA) gravitational wave observatory planned for launch in the early 2030s. LISA will detect gravitational waves in the milli-Hz band, opening a new window to study the Universe. LISA will measure gravitational radiation from a variety of astrophysical sources including the mergers of massive black holes, the capture of stellar-remnant black holes by galactic center black holes, close compact binaries in our own galaxy, and other potential sources. $5,000 up to $1M 9/15/2020
NEH: Documenting Endangered Languages The Documenting Endangered Languages (DEL) program is a partnership between the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) and the National Science Foundation (NSF) to develop and advance knowledge concerning endangered human languages. Made urgent by the imminent death of an estimated half of 6000-7000 currently used languages, this effort aims also to exploit advances in information technology. Awards support fieldwork and other activities relevant to recording, documenting, and archiving endangered languages, including the preparation of lexicons, grammars, text samples, and databases. DEL funding is available in the form of one- to three-year project grants as well as fellowships for six to twelve months. At least half the available funding will be awarded to projects involving fieldwork.All DEL applications are submitted to NSF for review. Upon completion of the review process, the administration of awards is conducted separately by NEH or NSF. Varies per proposal 9/15/2020
Primate Conservation, Incorporated Primate Conservation, Incorporated (PCI) is a not-for-profit foundation founded to fund field research that supports conservation programs for wild populations of primates. Priority will be given to projects that study, in their natural habitat, the least known and most endangered species. The involvement of citizens from the country in which the primates are found will be a plus. The intent is to provide support for original research that can be used to formulate and to implement conservation plans for the species studied. $2,000 up to $5,000 9/20/2020
USDA: 2020 Cochran Fellowship Program The Cochran Fellowship Program is requesting the design and delivery of training activities for Cochran Fellowship Program Fellows. Since 1984, the U.S. Congress has made funds available to the Cochran Fellowship Program for training agriculturalists from middle-income countries, emerging markets, and emerging democracies. Training opportunities are for senior and mid-level specialists and administrators working in agricultural trade and policy, agribusiness development, management, animal, plant, and food sciences, extension services, agricultural marketing, and many other areas. Individuals selected for Cochran trainings come from both the public and private sectors. All training occurs in the United States. Up to $150,000 9/30/2020
DoS: COVID-19 Small Grants Program (U.S. Mission to India) This funding opportunity seeks to support effective coalitions that will bolster and leverage U.S.-India collaboration across a range of fields to fight COVID-19, in India and globally. Potential grantees should be able to implement a small-grants program to promote innovation in addressing COVID-19, encourage partnerships between U.S. and Indian institutions and organizations in combating COVID-19, and facilitate joint action that makes a difference against the disease. Up to $100,000 9/30/2020
USDA: 2020 Cochran Fellowship Program The Cochran Fellowship Program is requesting the design and delivery of training activities for Cochran Fellowship Program Fellows. Since 1984, the U.S. Congress has made funds available to the Cochran Fellowship Program for training agriculturalists from middle-income countries, emerging markets, and emerging democracies. Training opportunities are for senior and mid-level specialists and administrators working in agricultural trade and policy, agribusiness development, management, animal, plant, and food sciences, extension services, agricultural marketing, and many other areas. Individuals selected for Cochran trainings come from both the public and private sectors. All training occurs in the United States. Up to $150,000 9/30/2020
OSME: Ornithological Society of the Middle East-Bird Conservation and Research The OSME’s Conservation and Research Fund makes grants to support bird research in the Middle East, Caucasus, and Central Asia. The Fund supports projects benefiting species and habitats, especially Globally Threatened and Near Threatened birds, and sites important for bird conservation (Important Bird Areas) in the OSME region. Up to $2,600 9/30/2020
DoS: COVID-19 Small Grants Program (U.S. Mission to India) This funding opportunity seeks to support effective coalitions that will bolster and leverage U.S.-India collaboration across a range of fields to fight COVID-19, in India and globally. Potential grantees should be able to implement a small-grants program to promote innovation in addressing COVID-19, encourage partnerships between U.S. and Indian institutions and organizations in combating COVID-19, and facilitate joint action that makes a difference against the disease. Up to $100,000 9/30/2020
USAID/IADB: BetterTogether Challenge Venezuela’s political and economic crisis—one of the world’s deepest economic declines outside of war or disaster in the last half-century—has led to severe shortages of food, electricity, medicine, water, and other basic humanitarian needs. The crisis has driven more than 4.8 million people to flee the country since 2014, the largest external displacement of persons in the Western Hemisphere’s history. This outflow of vulnerable Venezuelans has had a growing social and economic impact on countries across Latin America and the Caribbean. Led by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Inter-American Development Bank, the BetterTogether Challenge (“the Challenge”) will crowdsource, fund, and scale innovative solutions to support Venezuelans inside the country, Venezuelans across Latin America and the Caribbean, and the communities hosting them. Funding tiers vary from $25,000 up to $1.5M 9/30/2020
U.S. Embassy Port of Spain Public Affairs Section (PAS) Annual Program Public Affairs Office in the Public Affairs Section of the U.S. Embassy Port of Spain of the U.S. Department of State announced an open competition for assistance awards through this Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO). The purpose of funding projects is to further contributions to economic growth and the development of human and government capacity in Trinidad and Tobago while developing people-to-people, institutional, and economic ties between the US and Trinidad and Tobago. May range from a minimum of USD 500 to a maximum of USD 20,000 9/30/2020
JSPS: Japan Society for the Promotion of Science Research Fellowships in Japan (Extramural) The Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) conducts fellowship programs for foreign (non-Japanese) researchers to promote international cooperation in and mutual understanding through scientific research in Japan. The program provides opportunities for U.S. citizen and permanent resident researchers to conduct cooperative research under Japanese host researchers in Japan. see website 10/1/2020
Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships The Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships program provides funding from the government of Canada to the very best postdoctoral applicants, both nationally and internationally, who will positively contribute to the country’s economic, social and research-based growth. $70,000 (renewable for 2 years) 10/1/2020
Kress Foundation: History of Art Grants Program The History of Art program supports scholarly projects that will enhance the appreciation and understanding of European art and architecture. Grants are awarded to projects that create and disseminate specialized knowledge, including archival projects, development and dissemination of scholarly databases, documentation projects, museum exhibitions and publications, photographic campaigns, scholarly catalogues and publications, and technical and scientific studies. Varies per proposal 10/1/2020
NIH: Global Brain and Nervous System Disorders Research Across the Lifespan (R21 Clinical Trial Optional) This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) encourages exploratory/developmental research grant applications, proposing the development of innovative, collaborative research projects on brain and other nervous system function and disorders throughout life, relevant to low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). Research on neurological, mental, behavioral, alcohol and substance use disorders may span the full range of science from basic to implementation research. Scientists in the United States (U.S.) or upper-middle-income countries (UMICs) are eligible to partner with scientists in LMIC institutions. Scientists in upper-middle-income LMICs (UMICs) are also eligible to partner directly with scientists at other LMIC institutions with or without a US partner. Up to $125,000 per year for 2 years 10/6/2020
r4d Program launches Second Call for Transformation Accelerating Grants Second Call for Transformation accelerating grants (TAGs) that allow teams of r4d researchers and implementing partners (e.g. policymakers, the private sector, development practitioners) to make use of the knowledge, tools, and technologies developed within r4d projects through translation and implementation initiatives. Transformation accelerating grants (TAGs) focus on co-creation, social learning, technology transfer, and transformative actions with the ultimate aim to accelerate the transformation towards sustainable development and reduce poverty in countries of Africa, Asia, and Latin America. A total budget of about CHF 800’000 is available 10/12/2020
NIH: Reducing Stigma to Improve HIV/AIDS Prevention, Treatment and Care in Low- and Middle-Income Countries (R21 Clinical Trial Optional) The purpose of this FOA is to stimulate research on interventions to reduce HIV/AIDS-associated stigma and its impact on the prevention and treatment of HIV/AIDS and on the quality of life of People Living with HIV/AIDS (PLWH). Specifically, this initiative will support intervention research on a) novel stigma reduction strategies that link to increase in care-seeking behavior and/or decrease in transmission, b) reducing the impact of stigma on adolescent and/or youth health, c) strategies to cope with the complex burden of stigmatization due to HIV and one or more comorbidities/coinfections, d) reducing the effects of stigma on, and/or by, family members or caregivers of PLWH and e) development of innovative and improved stigma measurement in the context of the implementation of a stigma-reduction intervention. Up to $275,000 over 2 years 10/12/2020
NIH: Chronic, Non-Communicable Diseases and Disorders Across the Lifespan: Fogarty International Research Training Award (NCD-LIFESPAN) (D43 Clinical Trial Optional) (PAR-18-901) This funding opportunity announcement (FOA) encourages applications for the Chronic, Non-Communicable Diseases and Disorders Across the Lifespan: Fogarty International Research Training Award (NCD-LIFESPAN) D43 program for institutional research training programs in low-and middle-income countries (LMICs, as defined by the World Bank classification system). Applications may be for collaborations between institutions in the U.S and an eligible LMIC or may involve just LMIC institutions if there is a previous track record of externally funded research and/or research training programs by the lead LMIC institution. Up to $230,000 per year 10/13/2020
Volkswagen Foundation: Funding for Young Researchers Through its program ‘Freigeist’ the Volkswagen Foundation seeks open-minded, strong and resistant young researchers with innovative ideas from all around the world. The ‘Freigeist’ scheme is open to all disciplines and research topics and offers the opportunity to establish a career within a scientific research organization or university in Germany. Eligibility extends to junior researchers (up to 4 years of postdoctoral experience). Depending on the field of research and career experience, projects in a total amount of up to € 1 million for up to 5 years may be granted. Up to $1,085,540 10/15/2020
EF: Research in Biological and Physical Sciences The Eppley Foundation for Research funds projects in medicine, life sciences, and the physical sciences. Areas of interest include innovative medical investigations and applications; endangered animals and ecosystems; and climate change. Particular areas of interest include innovative medical investigations, climate change, whole ecosystem studies, as well as research on single species if they are of particular significance in their environments, in the U.S. and abroad. varies with proposal up to $30,000 10/15/2020
NIH: U.S. – India Collaborative Environmental Health Research Program (R01 Clinical Trial Optional) The purpose of this funding opportunity announcement is to promote collaborative research among US and Indian scientists in the field of environmental health research with a focus on air pollution. $200,000 up to $1M 10/15/2020
National Geographic: Equity and the Natural World We seek proposals from around the world that will illuminate and document underrepresented communities that have traditionally been given less consideration in stories of the environmental movement. $80,000 10/21/2020
Enduring Impacts: Archaeology of Sustainability The Enduring Impacts: Archaeology of Sustainability RFP focuses on the gathering and analysis of archaeological, paleoenvironmental, and paleoclimatological data for the purposes of increasing our understanding of human-environmental interactions over time, to ultimately contribute to mitigating contemporary environmental and climatic crises. $80,000 10/21/2020
National Geographic: Big Cats Conservation We seek proposals for field-based, action-oriented, and direct conservation efforts to halt the decline of big cats. $100,000 10/21/2020
National Geographic: Recovery of Species on the Brink of Extinction We seek proposals from around the world that will implement IUCN SSC Species Action Plans as well as conservation actions that are endorsed by the relevant IUCN SSC Species Specialist Group. $30,000-50,000 10/21/2020
National Geographic: Early Career Grant Early Career Grants are designed to offer less experienced individuals an opportunity to lead a project. $5,000-10,000 10/21/2020
National Geographic: Stories of Tropical Rainforests This RFP will support storytelling projects that highlight ecosystem-scale stories and solutions-oriented attempts to mitigate or reverse human impacts around tropical rainforests. Local storytellers are highly encouraged to apply. Amount: $5000-70,000 10/21/2020
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.
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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

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