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International Funding Opportunities

International funding opportunities are compiled by the Office of International Education, and include research as well as international capacity building and technical assistance opportunities of interest to UGA faculty. In some cases, investigators will be required to partner with colleagues from institutions abroad to access funding. For more information, please contact partner@uga.edu or visit the OIE website.

International Funding Opportunities

International funding opportunities are compiled by the Office of International Education, and include research as well as international capacity building and technical assistance opportunities of interest to UGA faculty. In some cases, investigators will be required to partner with colleagues from institutions abroad to access funding. For more information, please contact partner@uga.edu or visit the OIE website.

Program NameSponsorGeographic FocusFunding TypeResearch TagsDeadlineDetails
EMBO Long-Term FellowshipsEuropean Molecular Biology OrganizationGlobalFellowshipBiology; Botany; Immunology; Genetics; Microbiology; Virology; PathologyAccepting Applications: February; AugustAwarded for a period of up to two years and support post-doctoral research visits to laboratories throughout Europe and the world. International exchange is a key feature in the application process. Solicitation Link
Re-Competition of Global Network for Women's and Children's Health ResearchNational Institutes of Health, Department of Health and Human ServicesGlobal; low income countriesCooperativeMedical; Medical-Clinical Science; Social Sciences; women's health; infant health; maternal health; clinical; neonatal, childhood morbidityNovemberThis funding opportunity announcement (FOA) invites applications from U.S. institutions to support Research Units (RUs) within the Global Network for Womens and Childrens Health Research at NICHD. RUs will consist of U.S.-based research centers applying in partnership with research centers in low income countries as defined by the World Bank. The RUs within the Global Network will participate in addressing the major causes of maternal, neonatal, infant, and early childhood morbidity and mortality through the conduct of clinical research. The grantees will become part of a cooperative network in scientific partnership with the NIH to conduct multi-enter observational studies and randomized clinical trials evaluating disease process, health and wellness outcomes, and results from interventions in resource-poor settings. Solicitation Link
Multi-Country Research FellowshipCouncil of American Overseas Research CentersMultiple; See detailsFellowshipHumanities; Social Sciences; Natural SciencesRecurring - Next Call Anticipated in AprilThe Multi-Country Research Fellowship supports advanced regional or trans-regional research for U.S. doctoral candidates, and postdoctoral scholars. Preference will be given to candidates examining comparative and/or cross-regional research. Applicants are eligible to apply as individuals or in teams. Scholars must carry out research in two or more countries outside the United States, at least one of which hosts a participating American overseas research center. Solicitation Link
Abe Fellowship ProgramThe Japan Foundation Center for Global PartnershipJapanFellowshipSustainability; International Security; International Relations; Social Sciences; Japanese StudiesSeptemberDesigned to encourage international multidisciplinary research on topics of pressing global concern. Seeks to foster the development of a new generation of researchers interested in policy-relevant topics of long-range importance and seeks individuals willing to become key members of a bilateral and global research network built around such topics. Promotes a new level of intellectual cooperation between the Japanese and American academic and professional communities committed to and trained for advancing global understanding and problem solving. Solicitation Link
ERC Advanced GrantEuropean Research CouncilEU Member StatesGrantScience; EngineeringRecurring - Next Call Anticipated in MaySupports exceptional established research leaders of any nationality and any age to pursue ground-breaking, high-risk projects that open new directions in their respective research fields or other domains. Targets researchers who have already established themselves as independent research leaders in their own right. Solicitation Link
Partnerships for International Research and Education (PIRE)National Science FoundationGlobalGrantScience; EngineeringRecurring - Next Call Anticipated in Fall 2018NSF-wide program that supports fundamental, international research and education in physical, living, human, and engineered systems. awards research at the leading edge of science and engineering by facilitating partnerships with others nationally and internationally, by educating and preparing a diverse, world-class STEM workforce, and by fostering institutional capacity for international collaboration. The average award size is $4 million over 5 years.
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German Chancellor Fellowships
for Prospective Leaders
Alexander von Humboldt FoundationGermanyFellowshipPolitical Science; Economics; Communications; Social Sciences; Administration; Cultural StudiesSeptemberTargeted at university graduates from the United States, Russia, China, Brazil and India who have an international outlook and initial leadership experience. Provides the opportunity to spend a year in Germany networking with other prospective leaders from abroad, who are also sponsored by the Humboldt Foundation, and to explore new solutions to the global issues of our times. Solicitation Link
Banting Postdoctoral FellowshipsGovernment of CanadaCanadaFellowshipHealth; Natural Sciences; Engineering; Social Sciences; HumanitiesSeptemberProvides funding to the very best postdoctoral applicants, both nationally and internationally, who will positively contribute to the country's economic, social and research-based growth. Solicitation Link.
USAID/Eastern and Southern Caribbean Science, Technology, Innovations, and PartnershipsAgency for International DevelopmentGlobalCommunity DevelopmentLaw; Human Rights; Environmental Sciences; Epideomology; Natural Resources; Health SciencesSeptemberThis Broad Mission Announcement (BMA) seeks opportunities to co-create, co-design, co-invest, and collaborate in the development, piloting, testing, and scaling of innovative, practical and cost-effective interventions that support USAID Development Objectives that implement projects to: (1) reduce youth involvement in crime and violence; (2) reduce risks and adapt to the impacts of global climate change; and (3) achieve epidemic control of HIV/AIDS throughout the region, which are outlined in the USAID/ESC Regional Development Cooperation Strategy 2015-2019 (RDCS) . In accordance with individual Critical Problem Addenda (See Section III B) issued under this BMA, organizations and companies are invited to participate with USAID in scientific activities, innovations, technologies, and partnerships that further these Development Objectives. Solicitation Link
Chateaubriand FellowshipEmbassy of France in the United StatesFranceFellowshipScience; Technology; Engineering; Mathematics; Biology; Health; Humanities; Social SciencesRecurring - Next Call for Proposals OctoberSupports outstanding Ph.D. students from American universities who wish to conduct research in France for a period ranging from 4 to 9 months. Chateaubriand fellows are selected through a merit-based competition, through a collaborative process involving expert evaluators in both countries. Solicitation Link.
History of ArtSamuel H. Kress FoundationEuropeGrantArt; Art History; History; ArchitectureOctoberSupports scholarly projects that will enhance the understanding and appreciation of European art and architecture. Solicitation Link
Securing Water for Food: A Grand Challenge for Development 4th Global Call for InnovationsUSAIDGlobalGrantWater; International Development; Securing Water; Securing food; Resource managementOctoberGrand Challenges for Development: The United States Agency for International Development (USAID), Sweden through the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA), the Foreign Ministry of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, and the Government of South Africa have joined together to launch the Securing Water for Food initiative. The goal of this program is to improve water and food security, gender equality and reduce poverty. Soliciation Link
Partnerships for Innovation: Building Innovation Capacity (PFI: BIC)National Science FoundationGlobalGrantCommunity Outreach and Development; Curriculum Development; Engineering & Physical Sciences; Environmental & Life Sciences; Social SciencesOctoberThe Partnerships for Innovation: Building Innovation Capacity (PFI:BIC) program supports academe-industry partnerships which are led by an interdisciplinary academic research team collaborating with a least one industry partner. In this program, there is a heavy emphasis on the quality, composition, and participation of the partners, including their appropriate contributions. These partnerships focus on the integration of technologies into a specified human-centered service system with the potential to achieve transformational benefits, satisfying a real need by making an existing service system smart(er) or by spurring the creation of an entirely new smart service system. The selected service system should function as a test bed. Solicitation Link.
International Affairs FellowshipCouncil on Foreign RelationsGlobalFellowshipInternational Affairs; Political Science; GovernmentOctoberProgram to assist mid-career scholars and professionals in advancing their analytic capabilities and broadening their foreign policy experience. Solicitation Link.
Trust for Mutual UnderstandingRussia and Eastern EuropegrantArts & Humanities; Environmental & Life Sciences; International Opportunities; Social SciencesNovemberPriority consideration is given to projects that involve direct, in depth professional interaction with the potential for sustained collaboration; that show evidence of professional accomplishment and innovation; and/or that respond to social contexts and engage local communities
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USAID Development Innovation Ventures (DIV)USAIDGlobalGrantResource management; Poverty; Development; Human Rights; Global Health; Food Security; AgricultureJulyUSAID’s Development Innovation Ventures (DIV) opportunity seeks to support “the discovery of better ways to solve big problems.” DIV aims to create a portfolio of innovations that improves lives for millions of poor around the world, especially individuals in poverty or extreme poverty or other vulnerable groups. DIV funds the development of new innovations that could include new technologies and new ways of delivering goods and services. DIV holds a year-round grant competition for innovative ideas that can demonstrate widespread impact and cost-effectiveness. Agriculture & Food Security is the fourth-most funded sector (Global Health is the first) out of the nine sectors that DIV funds. Solicitation Link
DRL Freedom of ExpressionDepartment of StateGlobalCooperativeHuman Rights, Journalism, Freedom of Expression, Arts, HumanitiesFebruaryThe Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor (DRL) announces the availability of funding for projects that support Internet freedom. DRL's goal is to protect the open, interoperable, secure, and reliable Internet by promoting fundamental freedoms, human rights, and the free flow of information online through integrated support to civil society for technology, digital safety, policy and advocacy, and applied research programs. DRL invites organizations interested in potential funding to submit SOI applications outlining program concepts that reflect this goal. Solicitation Link
University of Georgia / University of Liverpool Seed Grant/ Pump-Priming Initiative Round 3/2017 GrantsUniversity of Georgia / University of Liverpool Partnership Seed GrantLiverpool, UKGrantCollaborative Research; International Research; Liverpool Patnership;NovemberAs part of the University of Georgia (UGA) / University of Liverpool Partnership, we are providing financial and logistical support for preliminary work toward full-fledged collaborative projects in research and scholarship between the two institutions. The two institutions are offering seed grants / pump-priming grants to incentivise and catalyse research collaborations between the two institutions and encourage joint applications for ongoing sponsored funding to continue the collaborations. Solicitation Link
Ecology and Evolution of Infectious Diseases (EEID)National Science FoundationGlobalGrantEnvironmental & Life Sciences; Ecology; Social Sciences; Clinical ScienceNovemberThe Ecology and Evolution of Infectious Diseases program 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 projects must be quantitative or computational understanding of pathogen transmission dynamics. The intent is discovery of principles of infectious disease transmission and testing mathematical or computational models that elucidate infectious disease systems. Projects should be broad, interdisciplinary efforts that go beyond the scope of typical studies. They should focus on the determinants and interactions of transmission among humans, non-human animals, and/or plants. Solicitation Link.
Global Development AllianceUSAIDGlobalAnnual Program StatementMultipleNovemberThe Global Development Alliance invites private businesses, financial institutions, chambers of commerce, industry associations, private grant-making foundations, entrepreneurs, investors, philanthropists, and other private-sector organizations to identify and suggest ways we can work together to address key challenges in the developing world in a manner that advances our respective interests and objectives. In addition, the APS invites and encourages other types of organizations, including but not limited to prospective implementing partners, to engage and work with private sector partners to identify critical development problems and develop initial ideas about how we might work together to solve those problems. USAID encourages such organizations to reach out to the private sector (as defined in this APS) and explore ways in which collaboration with USAID might help all partners – businesses, NGOs, universities, governments, donors – to more effectively solve key problems, advance our respective interests, and achieve far greater development results and impacts. Solicitation link.
Emerging Global Leader AwardNational Institutes of HealthLow- and Middle-Income CountriesGrantPublic Health; Biomedical Sciences; MedicineDecemberprovide research support and protected time (three to five years) to an early career research scientist from a low- or middle-income country (LMIC) who holds a junior faculty position at an LMIC academic or research institution, as defined by the World Bank (http://data.worldbank.org/about/country-classifications/country-and-lending-groups, including “low-income,” “lower-middle-income,” and “upper-middle-income” countries). This intensive, mentored research career development experience is expected to lead to an independently funded research career at the LMIC institution or in another LMIC. This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) invites applications from LMIC scientists from any health-related discipline who propose career development activities and a research project that is relevant to the health priorities of their country under the mentorship of LMIC and U.S. mentors. Solicitation Link
Research Grants in the HumanitiesThe Mitsubishi FoundationJapanGrantHistory; Religion; Language; Cultural Anthropology; Archaeology; ArtsJanuaryAwarded for research in the humanities, broadly defined. Applicants should be individuals or small groups with fixed research bases in Japan. Nationality/location restrictions apply. Solicitation Link
Grants for Social Welfare ActivitiesThe Mitsubishi FoundationJapanGrantSocial Welfare; Non-profit ManagementJanuaryGrants are awarded for scientific surveys of and research on innovative, experimental social welfare activities. Applicants must have a fixed base for activities or research in Japan. Projects should be concretely planned, pioneering, experimental activities or research and those of "practical and grass-rooted" activities at the sites of social welfare are also highly appreciated. Solicitation Link
Support for Programs in Developing WorldConservation, Food and Health FoundationGlobalGrantEnvironmental & Life Sciences; Social Sciences; Agriculture; Health Sciences; Conservation; LeadershipJanuaryThe foundation supports projects that demonstrate strong local leadership, promote professional development in the conservation, agricultural, and health sciences; develop the capacity of local organizations; and address a particular problem in the field. It prefers to support projects addressing under-funded issues and geographic areas. Solicitation Link.
Research Coordination Networks (RCN)National Science FoundationGlobalResearchEngineering; Geosciences;
Computer and Information Science and Engineering;
Biology; Social Sciences; Behavioral Sciences; Economics; Education
JanuarySupports groups of investigators to communicate and coordinate their research, training and educational activities across disciplinary, organizational, geographic and international boundaries. Provides opportunities to foster new collaborations, including international partnerships, and address interdisciplinary topics. Innovative ideas for implementing novel networking strategies, collaborative technologies, and development of community standards for data and meta-data are especially encouraged. Solicitation link.
Global Brain and Nervous System Disorders Research Across the LifespanNational Institutes of HealthLow- and Middle-Income CountriesGrantNeurology; Neuroscience; Public HealthJanuaryThese grants are expected to inform the development of more comprehensive research programs that contribute to the long-term goals of building sustainable research capacity in LMICs to address nervous system development, function and impairment throughout life and to lead to diagnostics, prevention, treatment and implementation strategies. The proposed work may also contribute to developing a base for research networking and evidence-based policy beyond the specific research project. Solicitation Link
DRL FY 16/17 Promoting Inclusive Citizen Engagement in MoroccoDepartment of StateMoroccoGrantHuman Rights; Development; Interreligious Discourse; Religious Freedom; Collaboration; Interfaith; EngagementJanuaryThe U.S. Department of State Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor (DRL) announces an open competition for organizations interested in submitting applications for projects that promote inclusive citizen engagement, mutual respect, and nondiscrimination in Morocco. Morocco has served as a leader in the region in promoting interreligious discourse and ensuring the protection of religious freedom. Programs should seek to build on these efforts and support the implementation of the freedom of thought and practice of ones religious affairs as enshrined in the Moroccan constitution. DRL seeks to support programs that promote tolerance, mutual respect and nondiscrimination in Morocco by strengthening interfaith collaboration and civic engagement in national and local-level decision-making processes in Morocco. Solicitation Link
Hezekiah Wardwell FellowshipsAlexander von Humboldt FoundationGermanyFellowshipMusic; MusicologyJanuaryAwards up to ten scholarships to remarkable young musicians and musicologists for training in Germany. For the duration of the scholarship, grantees receive assistance from recognized music teachers from a music conservatory. Solicitation Link (Spanish)
Studies in British ArtPaul Mellon CentreUnited KingdomFellowshipArtsJanuaryA funding program to support scholarship, academic research and the dissemination of knowledge in the field of British art and architectural history from the medieval period to the present.
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U.S. Mission Australia Annual Program StatementDepartment of StateAustraliaGrantInnovation; Entrepreneurship; US policies; Cultural Diversity; Academic integration; Civic participation; Human Rights; Economic Development; Clean Energy; LGBTQ rights; countering extremeismJanuaryThe U.S. Embassy in Australia invites Australian organizations and individuals to submit proposals for funding of programs that increase mutual understanding between the U.S. and Australia and promote the bilateral relationship. Topic areas eligible for funding include: entrepreneurship and innovation; U.S. policies, society, culture and values; cultural diversity; academic integration and advancement; civic participation; countering violent extremism; global challenges such as climate change, clean energy, promotion of STEM, human rights, economic development, health, LGBTI issues, and marginalized populations. Most grants funded are in the $5,000 to $15,000 range, though proposals for higher amounts will be considered if the project is of particular value to advancing the U.S.-Australia relationship. Proposals that include cost sharing by the applicant or another relevant organization are encouraged. Solicitation Link
Research Grants in the Natural SciencesThe Mitsubishi FoundationJapanGrantNatural SciencesFebruaryAwarded for important, original research in the basic natural sciences. Special areas of focus are fixed, but grants are also awarded to research outside those areas. Residential and nationality restrictions apply. Solicitation Link
Promoting Research Opportunities for Latin American BiochemistsASBMDLatin AmericaGrantBiochemistry; Molecular biology; ScienceFebruaryThe long-term objective of this program is to foster cooperation between the Pan-American Association for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (PABMB), the International Union of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (IUBMB) and the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (ASBMB) that would benefit their members, trainees and science. Solicitation Link
Global Noncommunicable Diseases and Injury Across the Lifespan: Exploratory ResearchNational Institutes of HealthLow- and Middle-Income CountriesGrantEthnography; Public Health; Etiology; Epidemiology; Biomedical SciencesFebruarySupports planning, design and initial pilots for locally relevant and catalytic research on non-communicable diseases (NCDs) or injury in low and middle-income countries (LMICs). Research addressing multiple NCDs and their risk factors and research addressing NCDs as comorbidities for/with infectious diseases including HIV/AIDS is encouraged. Scientists in the United States or upper middle income countries are eligible to partner with scientists in LMIC institutions. Solicitation Link
Breakthrough-ACTIONUSAIDGlobalCooperativeHealth Behaviors; Behavior Change; Health Interventions; Proven Practices; Malaria; HIV/AIDSMarchThe purpose of the Breakthrough-ACTION project is to increase the practice of priority health behaviors and enabling social norms, including gender norms, for improved health and development outcomes, with an emphasis on improving FP/RH, HIV/AIDS, MNCH, and malaria health outcomes. This purpose will be achieved through the integration of proven social and behavior change (SBC) interventions in health and development programs worldwide. Breakthrough-ACTION will closely coordinate with its sister project, Breakthrough-RESEARCH (RFA-OAA-A-17-000001), to achieve this shared purpose through complementary efforts. Specifically: Breakthrough-RESEARCH will work to disseminate and advance research around SBC technical areas and interventions in which existing evidence is considered insufficient, while Breakthrough-ACTION will work to increase coverage of, and innovate based on, investments in SBC programming that already have significant evidence.Breakthrough-ACTION will build upon USAID investment in SBC research and programming, including both global and bilateral projects, to simultaneously guide new learning and drive broad application of proven practices and tools. Solicitation link
Breakthrough-RESEARCHUSAIDGlobalCooperativeHealth Behaviors; Behavior Change; Health Interventions; Research Development; Research MonitoringMarchThe purpose of the Breakthrough-RESEARCH project is to increase the practice of priority health behaviors and enabling social norms, including gender norms, for improved health and development outcomes, with an emphasis on FP/RH, HIV/AIDS, MNCH, and malaria. This purpose will be achieved through the integration of proven social and behavior change (SBC) interventions in health and development programs worldwide. Breakthrough-RESEARCH will closely coordinate with its sister project, Breakthrough-ACTION (RFA-OAA-17-000002), to achieve this shared purpose. Specifically: Breakthrough-RESEARCH will work to disseminate and advance research around SBC technical areas and interventions in which existing evidence is considered insufficient, while Breakthrough-ACTION will work to increase coverage of, and innovate based on, investments in SBC programming that already have significant evidence.Breakthrough-RESEARCH is envisioned as a global leader in actionable SBC research that will directly influence health and development programming within the life of the project. To be successful, the project must capitalize on previous investments and current efforts in SBC research and evaluation within and outside of USAID and focus on producing, packaging, and disseminating research that may be utilized by SBC implementers in their work. In addition to conducting and disseminating the social science research that has traditionally been the mainstay of USAID’s investments in SBC, Breakthrough-RESEARCH may also develop, test, or disseminate innovative or under-utilized research, monitoring, and evaluation approaches for SBC conducted by others that support tactical, real-time application of data in programmatic decision-making. Solicitation Link
Innovations at the Nexus of Food, Energy and Water Systems (INFEWS)Office of International Science & EngineeringGlobalGrantNatural Resources; Environmental Sciences; Food Sciences; Food; Energy; WaterMarchIt is becoming imperative that we determine how society can best integrate across the natural and built environments to provide for a growing demand for food, water and energy while maintaining appropriate ecosystem services. Factors contributing to stresses in the food and energy and water (FEW) systems include increasing regional and social pressures and governance issues as result of land use change, climate variability, and heterogeneous resource distribution. This initiative enables interagency cooperation on one of the most pressing problems of the millennium - understanding interactions across the FEW nexus - how it is likely to affect our world, and how we can proactively plan for its consequences. Solicitation Link
Software Infrastructure for Sustained Innovation (SSE, SSI, S2I2)National Science FoundationGlobalGrantSoftware; Science; Engineering; CyberinfrastructureMarchSoftware Infrastructure for Sustained Innovation (SI2) is a bold and long-term investment that maintains a sustained focus on realizing the Cyberinfrastructure Framework for 21st Century Science and Engineering, which envisions a highly reusable and inter-operable cyber infrastructure architecture that integrates large-scale computing, high-speed networks, massive data archives, instruments and major facilities, observatories, experiments, and embedded sensors and actuators, across the nation and the world, to help make great strides towards revolutionizing virtually every science and engineering discipline. The SI2 program focuses on supporting robust, reliable and sustainable software that will support and advance sustained scientific innovation and discovery. Thus, proposals are strongly encouraged to describe their approach to quality software development through a defined software engineering process that includes software testing, the appropriate use of analysis tools and capabilities. Solicitation Link
ADVANCE: Increasing the Participation and Advancement of Women in Academic Science and Engineering Careers (ADVANCE)National Science FoundationGlobalGrantScience; technology; mathmatics; engineering; womenMarchDespite significant increases in the proportion of women pursuing science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) doctoral degrees, women are significantly underrepresented as faculty, particularly in upper ranks, and in academic administrative positions, in almost all STEM fields. The problems of recruitment, retention, and advancement that are the causes of this underrepresentation vary by discipline and across groups of women faculty (e.g., by race/ethnicity, disability status, sexual orientation, foreign-born and foreign-trained status, and faculty appointment type). The ADVANCE program is designed to foster gender equity through a focus on the identification and elimination of organizational barriers that impede the full participation and advancement of all women faculty in academic institutions. The goals of the ADVANCE program are (1) to develop systemic approaches to increase the representation and advancement of women in academic STEM[1] careers; (2) to develop innovative and sustainable ways to promote gender equity that involve both men and women in the STEM academic workforce; and (3) to contribute to the research knowledge base on gender equity and the intersection of gender and other identities in STEM academic careers. Solicitation Link
Integrated Health Systems Strengthening and Service Delivery Activity (IHSS/SD Activity)US Agency for International DevelopmentPakistanGrant"International Opportunities; Medical;
Medical - Basic Science; Medical - Clinical Science; Social Sciences"
MarchThe United States Agency for International Development (USAID) is seeking applications for a cooperative agreement from qualified U.S. and Non-U.S. organizations to fund a program entitled Integrated Health Systems Strengthening and Service Delivery Activity (IHSS/SD Activity).

Highest Level Goal: The IHSS/SD activity will contribute to the achievement of the Government of Pakistan’s (GOP) National Health Vision 2025, the USAID goal of Ending Preventable Child and Maternal Deaths (EPCMD), and USAID/Pakistan’s health goal of ‘reduced maternal and child mortality in focus areas’, and the larger USAID/Pakistan goal of ‘increased stability, democracy, and prosperity for the men and women of Pakistan’. Solicitation Link
LACSI Graduate Field Research Award CompetitionUniversity of Georgia Latin American and Caribbean Studies Institute (LACSI)Spanish or Portuguese-speaking Latin American and Caribbean regionGrantInternational Research; Field Research; UGA graduate studentMarchThe University of Georgia Latin American and Caribbean Studies Institute (LACSI) is pleased to announce its 2017 Graduate Field Research Award Competition. Travel awards are granted to highly qualified graduate students from any discipline interested in conducting preliminary graduate field research in the Spanish or Portuguese-speaking Latin American and Caribbean region, excluding Puerto Rico, during summer 2017. Awards may be used for international airfare and in-country travel, as well as associated country entry/exit fees, travel insurance, visas, etc. All masters or doctoral students with an interest in carrying out graduate research in Latin America are encouraged to apply. The deadline for submission of all application elements is 5:00 PM Friday, March 24, 2017. Award recipients will be notified during the week of April 3-7, 2017. Solicitation Link
India Partnerships Program (IPP)US Agency for International Development
USAID/India
IndiaCooperativeEnvironmental Sciences; Life Sciences; Medical; International Opportunities; Medical-Basic Science; Medical-Clinical Science; Social ScienceMarchResource Partners for creative or innovative solutions to meet development challenges in the areas of health, food security, clean energy, forestry, gender equality, affordable healthcare, maternal, and child health Solicitation Link
Industry-University Cooperative Research Centers Program (IUCRC)National Science FoundationGlobalGrantInternational Research; International CollaborationAprilThe Industry-University Cooperative Research Centers (IUCRC) program develops long-term partnerships among industry, academe, and government. The Centers are catalyzed by an investment from the National Science Foundation (NSF) and are primarily supported by industry Center members, with NSF taking a supporting role in the development and evolution of the Center. Each Center is established to conduct research that is of interest to both the industry members and the Center faculty. An IUCRC contributes to the nation's research infrastructure base and enhances the intellectual capacity of the engineering and science workforce through the integration of research and education. As appropriate, an IUCRC uses international collaborations to advance these goals within the global context. Solicitation Link
Deborah J. Norden FundArchitectural League of New YorkGlobalGrantArts & Humanities; Social Sciences; International Opportunities; ArchitectureAprilThe Deborah J. Norden Fund, a program of The Architectural League of New York, was established in 1995 in memory of architect and arts administrator Deborah Norden. The Fund has supported a fascinating array of projects, from a study of the Cambodian modernist Vann Molyvann, to the social impact of new architecture and planning interventions in Medellin, Colombia, to the insertion of built form into fragile ecosystems in Australia, to the stereotomy of complex surfaces in French Baroque architecture. The Deborah J. Norden Fund awards up to $5,000 annually in travel grants to students and recent graduates in the fields of architecture, architectural history, and urban studies. Solicitation Link
Indo-U.S. Vaccine Action Program (VAP) Small Research Grant Program (R03) -- AIDSNational Institues of HealthSouth Asia and GlobalGrantMedical Science; Infectious Diseases; VaccineMayThe goal of the Vaccine Action Program (VAP) is to support collaborative vaccine-related research projects that ultimately reduce the burden of infectious diseases of importance in India, the U.S., the South Asian region and globally. Applications are encouraged from organizations/institutions that propose to conduct vaccine-related research through U.S.-Indo collaborations on a variety of infectious diseases, including immunologic characterization. Solicitation Link
International Research Collaboration on Alcohol and Alcoholism (U01)National Institutes of HealthGlobalGrantInternational Research; Social Sciences; Mental Health; Clinical Science; Medical ScienceMultipleThis Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) invites applications for the purpose of fostering international collaborations between alcohol research investigators within the United States and investigators located at non-United States laboratories and performance sites for the mutual advancement of our understanding of alcohol problems and of clinical and public health approaches to their solutions. The program is intended to provide funds for research activities to be undertaken jointly between the U.S. and non-U.S. laboratory that expands the research direction of both the U.S. and non-U.S. laboratories in a collaborative manner. Solicitation Link
Advancing Community Empowerment in Southeastern MyanmarDepartment of StateBurmaCooperativeDevelopment; Sustainable Research; International Research; Technical Assistance; International Affairs; Social Sciences; Health Sciences; Law; Political ScienceMayThe United States Agency for International Development in Burma (USAID/Burma) is seeking applications from qualified organizations to implement the Advancing Community Empowerment in Southeastern Myanmar activity. USAID/Burma anticipates awarding one five year cooperative agreement to provide technical assistance to empower vulnerable communities by mitigating their vulnerabilities, encouraging robust community participation in decision making, and strengthening mechanisms for more accountable local governance. Subject to the availability of funds, an award will be made to the responsible applicant whose application best meets the objectives of this funding opportunity and the merit review criteria contained herein. While one award is anticipated as a result of this notice of funding opportunity (NOFO), USAID reserves the right to fund any or none of the applications submitted. Solicitation Link
Education for the FutureAgency for International DevelopmentGazaCooperativePedagogy; EducationMayGoal: The goal of this activity is to improve the quality of teaching and learning at the basic education level in governmental schools in the West Bank.Objectives: IR.1 Improved Teaching and Learning Practices in Schools IR.2 Improved Educational Leadership and Management Capacity of MOEHE IR.3 Increased Engagement of Students In Non-Formal And Supplementary Education Opportunities Solicitation Link
FY 2017 Notice of Funding Opportunity for Global Innovation Programs to Address Gender-based Violence (GBV) in Conflict-Affected Humanitarian EmergenciesDepartment of StateGlobalCooperativeSocial Justice; Gender; Gender based violence; GBV; Women's RightsMaySince 2010, PRM has allocated specific funding to complement ongoing efforts through our regional GBV responses and Safe from the Start initiative, which supports GBV accountability and institutionalization across agencies. Proposals for this funding opportunity must be in line with the following themes: (1) Improving Service Provision: Key actions would focus on strengthening preparedness in humanitarian action or contributing to a global package of core GBV services, which includes specialized service provision and prevention. Specific topics of interest include: intimate partner violence, adolescent girls, behavior and norms change, social and economic empowerment, and advanced service delivery. and/or (2) Global Capacity Development: Key actions include developing technical capacity, particularly at the local level, to respond to and implement quality programming in emergencies. This can include rapid response staff or deployments that seek to quickly and systematically address field needs and priorities. and/or (3)Research, Evaluation, and Uptake: Key actions include research or evaluations for programs of a global nature and/or the development of tools or methodologies for emergency needs assessments, monitoring, or evaluations. Solicitation Link
Independent Grants for Learning & Change (IGLC)Pfizer Inc.GlobalGrantGlobal Healthcare; Education; Health Sciences; Social Sciences; Medical Sciences; Curriculum DevelopmentMayThe mission of Pfizer's office of Independent Grants for Learning & Change (IGLC), formerly Medical Education Group (MEG), is to partner with the global healthcare community to improve patient outcomes in areas of mutual interest though support of measurable learning and change strategies. Solicitation Link
Translation, Research and Publication GrantsDaesan FoundationKorea or GlobalGrantArts & HumanitiesMayThe Daesan Foundation was established according to the will of Yong-Ho "Daesan" Shin (the honorific name, Daesan, meaning "Great Mountain"), who founded Kyobo Life Insurance Co., Ltd. and is funded by Kyobo LifeInsurance. The Foundation, which promotes the "enrichment of Korean culture" and the "globalization of Korean culture," supports the translation, research, and publication of Korean works to foster the globalization of Korean culture and to advance cultural exchange. The Foundation's Translation Grant selects, translates, and researches quality literary works worthy enough to globalize Korean literature, publishing these works at prestigious publishing companies of the target languages and promoting the globalization of Korean literature through the distribution of these works.The target languages in Category A are English, French, German, Spanish and Japanese. The target languages in Category B are Chinese, Russian, Turkish, and Eastern European languages. The target languages in Category C include other languages not included in Category A or B. Research grants include support for publication costs regarding completed translation works and research. Solicitation Link
Mosquito Talk: Building and Expanding International Network of Public Health Communicators to Engage on Zika and Vector Borne DiseasesDepartment of StateGlobalCooperativePublic Health; Endemic; Zika; EpidemiologyJuneThe purpose of this project is to build a broad international community which will help drive innovative and locally appropriate solutions to stop mosquitos that carry Zika and other diseases. The target audience will include community leaders and trusted public figures such as journalists, health practitioners, scientists, educators, and private sector actors who have regular contact with the public and who can broaden the circle of people looking for solutions to vector borne diseases and communicating with the public about mosquitos. Participants will be drawn from countries experiencing Zika outbreaks, countries where Zika is endemic, and countries that are vulnerable to future spread of the virus due to the presence of the mosquito that transmits the disease. Solicitation Link
ServingLifeAgency for International DevelopmentUkraineCooperativeHealth Interventions; Proven Practices; Prevention; Hepatitis C; Tuberculosis; HIV/AIDSJuneThe overall goal of the five-year ServingLife activity is to reduce HIV, tuberculosis (TB), and Hepatitis C (HCV) transmission through detection, care, and treatment of people living with HIV, TB, DR-TB and HCV in pre-trial detention centers, prisons, and post-prison settings in Ukraine. The Activity will be implemented in eleven oblasts of Ukraine (Dnipropetrovsk, Mykolaiv, Odesa, Kyiv city, Kherson, Zaporizzhya, Kirovograd, Kyiv oblast, Cherkasy, Chernigiv, Poltava) with the highest HIV, TB, DR-TB and HIV/TB co-infection rates and on the Government of Ukraine’s controlled territories of Donetsk region. Solicitation Link
Research ScholarshipsGerda Henkel FoundationGlobalGrantArts & Humanities; Social Sciences; International OpportunitiesJuneApplications for research scholarships can be made directly by Postdocs or scholars with Post Doctoral Lecture Qualification. A research scholarship is usually applied for by one scholar who will work on a specific project on his own. The simultaneous receipt of salary or retirement pension and a research scholarship is not possible. The period of support for Foundation stipend holders working on Ph.D. or research projects can be extended by up to 12 months if the holder becomes a parent during the period covered by the stipend and has an entitlement to maternity or parental leave. Individual arrangements must be discussed with the Foundation’s administrative office. Solicitation Link
NAWCA Mexican Standard GrantsUS Fish and Wildlife ServiceMexicoGrantLife Sciences; Geosciences; Conservation; RestorationJuneThe Mexican Standard Grants Program is a competitive, matching grants program that supports public-private partnerships carrying out projects in Mexico that further the goals of the North American Wetlands Conservation Act. These projects must involve long-term protection, restoration, enhancement and/or establishment of wetlands and associated uplands habitats for the benefit of all wetlands-associated migratory birds. Activities that involve technical training, education, sustainable-use studies, or organizational infrastructure-building needed to develop or strengthen wetlands conservation and management capabilities are also eligible. A 1:1 match is required. Soliciation Link
Centennial Travel Award in Basic Science Tropical Disease ResearchAmerican Society of Tropical Medicine and HygieneGlobal; Tropical areasGrantDisease; Immunology; Genetics; Molecular biology; Biochemistry; Cell biology; EntomologyJulyThe ASTMH Centennial Travel Award was established in 2003 to commemorate the 100th anniversary of its parent society. This centennial milestone is honored with this award that fosters international collaboration in the basic science of tropical infectious diseases. This award also provides physicians and scientists the opportunity for field experience in combination with laboratory studies of parasitic, bacterial or viral infectious diseases in endemic developing countries. In an effort to stimulate interest in tropical infectious diseases and build international collaborations, ASTMH seeks applications from physicians and scientists for this international career opportunity focused on benefiting underserved populations in locations in the world where the burden of disease is high. Solicitation Link
Reading for Ethiopia's Achievement Developed (READ) II ActivityAgency for International DevelopmentEthiopiaGrant"Education; Curriculum Development;
International Opportunities;
Social Sciences"
JulyREAD II’s overall objective is to contribute to USAID/Ethiopia’s goal of improving the reading proficiency of 15 million children. READ II also intends to achieve two cross-cutting and complementary objectives: demonstrate interventions that can meaningfully and measurably prepare a range of vulnerable students for learning and contribute to the implementation of a structured gender approach to increase boys’ and girls’ grade retention and grade progression at key grades in key regions or zones. READ II directly contributes to Ethiopia’s existing Country Development Cooperation Strategy (CDCS) Development Objective (DO) #3: Improved Learning Outcomes. READ II is intended to support grade 1-4 students, teachers, and communities as primary beneficiaries of this activity, while grade 5-8 students, teachers, and youth are secondary priorities. The Ministry of Education (MOE) will play a key guiding role, with the majority of capacity building activities and leadership training under IR 3 focused on staff from zones and woredas, as well as regional education bureaus (REBs). While the majority of READ II’s interventions support reading and writing improvement in the early grades, USAID/Ethiopia will not neglect working in a responsive and systematic manner with the MOE to improve services for the millions of students who are chronically or unexpectedly confronted by the effects dire poverty, conflict or emergency-related events. Solicitation Link
International Research Experiences for Students (IRES)Office of International Science & EngineeringGlobalGrantInternational Research; International Collaboration; Science; EngineeringAugustThe International Research Experiences for Students (IRES) program supports development of globally-engaged U.S. science and engineering students capable of performing in an international research environment at the forefront of science and engineering. The IRES program supports active research participation by students enrolled as undergraduates or graduate students in any of the areas of research funded by the National Science Foundation. IRES projects involve students in meaningful ways in ongoing research programs or in research projects specifically designed for the IRES program. Solicitation Link
USAID/Eastern and Southern Caribbean Science, Technology, Innovations, and PartnershipsUSAIDDominican RepublicOtherDevelopment; Sustainable Research; International Research; Technical Assistance; Epidemiology; International Affairs; Social Sciences; Health Sciences; Law; Political ScienceSeptemberThis Broad Mission Announcement (BMA) seeks opportunities to co-create, co-design, co-invest, and collaborate in the development, piloting, testing, and scaling of innovative, practical and cost-effective interventions that support USAID Development Objectives that implement projects to: (1) reduce youth involvement in crime and violence; (2) reduce risks and adapt to the impacts of global climate change; and (3) achieve epidemic control of HIV/AIDS throughout the region, which are outlined in the USAID/ESC Regional Development Cooperation Strategy 2015-2019 (RDCS). Solicitation Link
History of Art Grants ProgramKress FoundationEuropeGrantArts and Humanities; History of ArtOctoberThe 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. Grants are also awarded for activities that permit art historians to share their expertise through international exchanges, professional meetings, conferences, symposia, consultations, the presentation of research, and other professional events.Solicitation Link
Digital Resources Grant ProgramKress FoundationEuropeGrantArts and Humanities; Pedagogy; DigitalOctoberThe Digital Resources program is intended to foster new forms of research and collaboration as well as new approaches to teaching and learning. Support will also be offered for the digitization of important visual resources (especially art history photographic archives) in the area of pre-modern European art history; of primary textual sources (especially the literary and documentary sources of European art history); for promising initiatives in online publishing; and for innovative experiments in the field of digital art history. Please note that this grant program does not typically support the digitization of museum object collections. Grants are award to non-profit institutions with 501(c) 3 status, based in the United States, including supporting foundations of European institutions. Solicitation Link
NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP)Office of International Science & EngineeringGlobalGrantLife Sciences; Geosciences; Computer and information Science and Engineering; Engineering; Materials ResearchOctoberThe purpose of the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) is to help ensure the vitality and diversity of the scientific and engineering workforce of the United States. The program recognizes and supports outstanding graduate students who are pursuing research-based master's and doctoral degrees in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) or in STEM education. The GRFP provides three years of support for the graduate education of individuals who have demonstrated their potential for significant research achievements in STEM or STEM education. NSF especially encourages women, members of underrepresented minority groups, persons with disabilities, veterans, and undergraduate seniors to apply. Solicitation Link
Catalyzing Private InvestmentUSAIDGlobal; LMICCooperative AgreementFinance; Investment; International AffairsNovemberSeeks opportunities to co-create, co-design, co-invest, and collaborate in the research, development, piloting, testing, and scaling of innovative, practical and cost-effective interventions to catalyze private investment in developing countries. Solicitation Link
Global Innovation FundUSAIDGlobalGrantSocial Innovation; Social Impact; Human Development; Engineering; SolutionOpen and accepting applications on a rolling basis.GIF invests in social innovations that aim to improve the lives and opportunities of millions of people in the developing world. Through grants and risk capital, it supports solutions with strong potential for social impact at a large scale. GIF is interested in hearing how innovations can make it easier, faster, less costly or otherwise more feasible to tackle an important development challenges. Solicitation Link
ERC Consolidator GrantEuropean Research CouncilEuropean Research CouncilGrantScience; EngineeringRecurring - Next Call for Proposals TBDDesigned to support researchers at the stage at which they are consolidating their own independent research team or program. Strengthens independent and excellent new individual research teams that have been recently created. Solicitation Link
Fogarty Global Injury and Trauma Research Training ProgramNational Institutes of HealthLow- and Middle-Income CountriesGrantPublic Health; Biomedical Sciences; MedicineRecurring - Next Call for Proposals TBDApplicants should design a training plan to fill specific gaps in human injury and trauma research expertise at the applicant or collaborating LMIC institutions. Applicants are also strongly encouraged to include women, individuals with disabilities, and LMIC ethnic minorities as trainees and faculty. Solicitation Link.
Andrew W. Mellon Mediterranean Regional Research FellowshipAndrew W. Mellon FoundationItaly; Jordan; Algeria; Morocco; Tunisia; Egypt; Turkey; Greece; Cyprus; Palestine; IsraelFellowshipLinguistics; Literature; History; Jurisprudence; Philosophy; Archaeology; Comparative Religion; Ethics; ArtsRecurring - Next Call for Proposals September 2016Supports Mediterranean-focused research in the humanities and related social sciences in countries bordering the Mediterranean. Preference will be given to projects which propose research in a humanities or related social science discipline, as defined by NEH Guidelines. Solicitation Link.
US-Russia University Partnership Program (UPP)Eurasia FoundationRussia; United StatesResearch; Partnership SupportAny Academic FieldRecurring - Next Call for Proposals TBDInvites accredited higher education institutions from Russia and the United States to submit joint proposals for new bilateral partnerships to the Winter 2016 Linkage funding competition. Accepts proposals jointly developed by at least one US and one Russian partner institution, with the goal of launching mutually-beneficial partnership projects that promise strong and sustained cooperation between institutions beyond the funding period. Solicitation Link.
Max Planck Research AwardAlexander von Humboldt Foundation/Max Planck SocietyGermanyGrantNatural Sciences; Life Sciences; Engineering; Social Sciences; HumanitiesRecurring - Next Call for Proposals TBDExcellent scientists and scholars of all nationalities who are expected to continue producing outstanding academic achievements in international collaboration – not least with the assistance of this award – are eligible to be nominated for the Max Planck Research Award. On an annually-alternating basis, the call for nominations addresses areas within the natural and engineering sciences, the life sciences, and the social sciences and humanities. Solicitation Link.
Partnerships for Enhanced Engagement in Research (PEER)USAIDGlobalResearchBiology; Agriculture; Ecology; Climatology; Democracy; Governance;Recurring - Next Call for Proposals January 2018Invites scientists in developing countries to apply for funds to support research and capacity-building activities on topics of importance to USAID. UGA researchers have served as U.S. PEER partners in the past, enabling international collaborative research projects. Solicitation Link.
ERC Starting GrantEuropean Research CouncilEU Member StatesGrantScience; EngineeringRecurring - Next Call for Proposals TBDAim to support up-and-coming research leaders who are about to establish a proper research team and to start conducting independent research in Europe. Targets promising researchers who have the proven potential of becoming independent research leaders. Supports the creation of excellent new research teams. Solicitation Link
Anneliese Maier Research AwardAlexander von Humboldt FoundationGermanyGrantHumanities; Social SciencesRecurring - Next Call for Proposals TBDNominations for the research award can be made for researchers from abroad from the fields of the humanities and social sciences whose scientific achievements have been internationally recognised in their research area and from whose research collaboration with specialist colleagues in Germany a sustainable contribution is expected towards the further internationalisation of the humanities and social sciences in Germany. Solicitation Link.
ACC Fellowship GrantAsian Cultural Council26 countries; see detailsFellowshipArchaeology; Film/Video; Architecture; Literature; Art History; Arts Administration; Museum Studies; Arts Criticism ; Music; Conservation; Photography; Crafts; Theater; Curation; Visual Art; DanceRecurring - Next Call for Proposals September 2016Supports an artist, an arts or humanities professional, a scholar, or a graduate/post-graduate student in a related field within Asia or the United States. Proposed projects must take place outside of the home country, also in either the United States or Asia. Please note that our fellowship grants are process-oriented, not product-oriented, and are intended for exploration, not exhibition. Solicitation Link.
Basic Research to Enable Agricultural Development (BREAD)National Science Foundation/Bill and Melinda Gates FoundationGlobalGrantBiology; Genetics; Botany; GenomicsRecurring - Next Call for Proposals TBDSupports innovative basic scientific research designed to address key constraints to smallholder agriculture in the developing world. Proposals must make a clear and well-defined connection between the outcomes of the proposed basic research and its direct relevance and potential application to agriculture in the developing world. International research collaboration is strongly encouraged, particularly with investigators from developing or developed countries, and especially where there is a common research focus or system. Solicitation Link.
Borlaug Cocoa FellowshipU.S. Department of AgricultureLatin America; Caribbean; West Africa; AsiaFellowshipAgronomy; Nutrition; Food Safety; Sanitation; Natural Resource Management; Agricultural Biotechnology; Agricultural Economics; Agricultural PolicyRecurring - Next Call for Proposals TBDProvides fellows with skills and knowledge to help their countries become more competitive in producing and exporting cocoa and cocoa products. Fellows work one-on-one with a mentor at a U.S. research institution for up to 12 weeks. The U.S. mentor will later visit the fellow’s home institution to continue collaboration. Solicitation Link.
Borlaug Global Research Alliance FellowshipU.S. Department of Agriculture16 focuses; see detailsFellowshipAgronomy; Climatology; Nutrition; Food Safety; Sanitation; Natural Resource Management; Agricultural Biotechnology; Agricultural Economics; Agricultural PolicyRecurring - Next Call for Proposals TBDProvides early-to-midcareer agricultural research scientists, faculty, and policymakers with individual training opportunities in climate change mitigation research. Applicants are selected based on their academic and professional research interests and achievements, level of scientific competence, aptitude for scientific research, leadership potential, likelihood of bringing back new ideas to their home institution, and flexibility and aptitude for success in a cross-cultural environment. Solicitation Link.
Borlaug International Agricultural Science and Technology Fellowship ProgramU.S. Department of AgricultureMany focuses; see detailsFellowshipAgriculture; Genetics; Agronomy; Biology; Biotechnology; Biofuels; Botany; Food Safety; Veterinary Science; Natural Resource Management;Recurring - Next Call for Proposals TBDFellows will work one-on-one with a mentor at a U.S. university, research center, or government agency, usually for 8-12 weeks. The U.S. mentor will later visit the fellow’s home institution to continue collaboration. Solicitation Link
Japanese Studies Fellowship ProgramThe Japan FoundationJapanFellowshipHumanities; Social SciencesRecurring - Next Call for Proposals TBDThis program provides support to outstanding scholars in the field by offering the opportunity to conduct research in Japan. Solicitation Link.
Collaborative Research in Computational Neuroscience (CRCNS)National Science FoundationFrance; Germany; Israel; United StatesGrantEngineering; Mathematics; Computer Science; Biology; Economics; Mdicine; Public Health; Mental Health; Neuroscience; Biomedical Science; BioengineeringRecurring - Next Call for Proposals TBDSupports collaborative activities that will advance the understanding of nervous system structure and function, mechanisms underlying nervous system disorders, and computational strategies used by the nervous system. Solicitation Link.
McGovern-Dole Food for Education ProgramU.S. Department of AgricultureGlobalGrantInternational Relations; Non-profit; AgricultureRecurring - Next Call for Proposals TBDSupports education, child development and food security in low-income, food-deficit countries around the globe. Provides for the donation of U.S. agricultural commodities, as well as financial and technical assistance, to support school feeding and maternal and child nutrition projects. Solicitation Link.
Friedrich Wilhelm Bessel Research Award
Alexander von Humboldt FoundationGermanyGrantAllApplications Accepted ContinuouslySupports scientists and scholars from outside Germany who are internationally renowned in their field and are expected to continue producing cutting-edge achievements in their field. Award winners are honored for their outstanding research record and invited to spend a period of up to one year cooperating on a long-term research project with specialist colleagues at a research institution in Germany. Solicitation Link
Fraunhofer-Bessel Research AwardAlexander von Humboldt Foundation/Fraunhofer Society for the Advancement of Applied ResearchGermanyGrantAllApplications Accepted ContinuouslySupports scientists and scholars from all non-European countries who completed their doctorates less than 18 years ago and are internationally recognized for their achievements in the field of applied research. Solicitation Link
Humboldt Research AwardAlexander von Humboldt FoundationGermanyGrantAllApplications Accepted ContinuouslyAcademics from abroad, regardless of their discipline or nationality, may be nominated for a Humboldt Research Award. Award winners are invited to spend a period of up to one year cooperating on a long-term research project with specialist colleagues at a research institution in Germany. Solicitation Link
Humboldt Research Fellowship for Experienced Researchers
Alexander von Humboldt FoundationGermanyFellowshipAllApplications Accepted ContinuouslySupports researchers from outside Germany with above average qualifications who have completed their doctorate less than twelve years ago. Applicants should already have their own research profile and a record of several years of independent academic work. Allows a researcher to carry out long-term research (6-18 months) in Germany. Applicants choose their own topic of research and their academic host. Solicitation Link
Translation ProjectsNational Endowment for the ArtsGlobalGrantLinguistics; Anthropology; LiteratureApplications Accepted ContinuouslySupports projects for the translation of specific works of prose, poetry, or drama from other languages into English. Grants are for $12,500 or $25,000. Award amounts are determined by the NEA. Solicitation Link
Humboldt Research Fellowship for Postdoctoral ResearchersAlexander von Humboldt FoundationGermanyFellowshipAllApplications Accepted ContinuouslySupports a researcher from outside Germany who has completed their doctorate in the last four years. Allows a researcher to carry out long-term research (6-24 months) in Germany. Applicants choose their own topic of research and their academic host. Solicitation Link
EMBO Short-Term FellowshipsEuropean Molecular Biology OrganizationGlobalFellowshipBiology; Botany; Immunology; Genetics; Microbiology; Virology; PathologyApplications Accepted ContinuouslyFunds research visits of up to three months to laboratories in Europe and elsewhere in the world. Facilitates valuable collaborations with research groups applying techniques that are unavailable in the applicant's laboratory. Solicitation Link
South and Central Asia GrantU.S. Institute of PeaceSouth Asia; Central AsiaGrantConflict Resolution; Peace StudiesApplications Accepted ContinuouslySupports projects designed to promote civil society- led initiatives for conflict transformation and strengthen local and regional capacities for dialogue and peacebuilding across ethnic, sectarian and national boundaries. Tests new ideas and pioneering approaches to peacebuilding efforts through education, training, research, and the media. Solicitation Link
Parallel Funding Initiative for Collaborative Research Between Investigators in the USA and in the State of São Paulo, BrazilNational Institutes of HealthBrazil; United StatesGrantAllRollingThe National Institute of Health (NIH) and the São Paulo Research Foundation (FAPESP), Brazil, have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to encourage collaborative international research between investigators in the US and in the State of São Paulo. The two funding agencies intend to jointly support successful R01 applications to the NIH that fall within research areas of mutual interest, including single disciplinary and cross-disciplinary approaches and topics. The areas of interest include the mission areas of the participating NIH Institutes and Centers (ICs). Inquiries about the suitability of proposed projects for each IC can be directed to the Point of Contact at each participating IC. Solicitation Link
Feed the FutureUSAIDUgandaAnnouncement of Future FundingDevelopment; Agriculture; EconomicsTBDAims to accelerate inclusive agriculture sector growth through improved agricultural productivity, expanded markets and trade, and increased economic resilience in vulnerable rural communities. Aims to improve nutritional status by increasing access to and consumption of diverse and quality foods and by strengthening the prevention, identification and treatment of malnutrition. Announcement Link
Strengthening Watershed and Irrigation Management (SWIM)USAIDAfghanistanContractAgriculture; Food Security; Environmental ScienceForecast - Anticipated Solicitation Release Date: JanuarySupports sustainable, agriculture-led economic growth by increasing the sustainable and productive use of water livelihoods, and strengthening water resource management. Solicitation Link
Gender Legacy Initiatives. Gender and Development Studies Institute and Kabul University (CEGADS)USAIDAfghanistanContractSocial Science; Women's Empowerment; Gender Equality; EducationForecast - Anticipated Solicitation Release Date: JuneSeeks to build a Resource and Technology Center to provide a space for students and faculty to conduct gender-related research as well as provide career counseling to female students. Solicitation Link
New FTF Activity: Horticulture Value-Chain PromotionUSAIDCambodiaContractAgriculture; Food SecurityForecast - Anticipated Solicitation Release Date: DecemberSeeks to improve food security and nutrition through market-based horticulture value chain. Solicitation Link
Prey Lang and Cardamons Landscapes ProgramUSAIDCambodiaTBDAgriculture; Food Security; Environmental ScienceForecast - Anticipated Solicitation Release Date: JuneFocuses on improving the overall management of the Prey Lang and Cardamoms Landscapes through biodiversity conservation, strengthening the governance and policies related to the two landscapes, and increasing sustainable economic growth within each landscape as well as into the extended landscape area toward the lake. Solicitation Link
Eastern Plains Conservation ProgramUSAIDCambodiaTBDAgriculture; Food Security; Environmental ScienceForecast - Anticipated Solicitation Release Date: JuneFocuses on the improved management of Eastern Plains with a range of appropriate activities taking place at the sub-national level along with strategic investments at the national level with various ministries and institutions.
FTF Ethiopia Agriculture Value Chain ProjectUSAIDEthiopiaContractEconomics; Food Security; Public AdministrationForecast - Anticipated Solicitation Release Date: FebruaryAims to increase agricultural productivity and production to ensure that growth is broad-based, improves linkages to domestic and international markets, as well as support agriculture and nutrition linkages. Solicitation Link; Solicitation Link
Enhancing Livelihood Opportunities to Targeted PSNP BeneficiariesUSAIDEthiopiaCooperative AgreementAgriculture; Food SecurityForecast - Anticipated Solicitation Release Date: SeptemberSeeks to support and enhance livelihood opportunities of chronically food insecure households. Solicitation Link
Feed the Future Malawi Ag Diversification for Incomes and NutritionUSAIDMalawiContractAgriculture; Food SecurityForecast - Anticipated Solicitation Release Date: FebruaryFeed the Future in Malawi helps smallholder farmers improve their productivity and incomes. To address food insecurity and spur agriculture-led growth, the government of Malawi continues to review and implement its overarching development policies and strategies, including the National Nutrition Policy and Strategic Plan; Malawi Growth & Development Strategy; and the Agriculture Sector-Wide Approach. Solicitation Link
Moldova Agriculture Competitiveness (MAC) ActivityUSAIDMoldovaContractEconomics; Agriculture; AgrinomicsForecast - Anticipated Solicitation Release Date: FebruaryTargets market diversification for a sub-set of most competitive high-value agricultural products, with significant efforts oriented towards tapping into the EU and Middle East market. Solicitation Link
OEG: Agriculture and Rural Development Support (ARDS) ProjectUSAIDUkraineTask Order/Delivery OrderEconomics; Public Administration; FinanceAugustPromotes land reform, access to finance, export promotion and institution building. Solicitation Link
Supporting Independent Journalism and InnovationOpen Society FoundationsGlobalGrantJournalismApplications Accepted: March; JulyThe program supports promising initiatives led by individuals or collectives that strive to improve their journalism under difficult circumstances, such as autocracy, violence, repression, or poverty - or in moments of great opportunity, such as first democratic elections, peace agreements, or massive social mobilizations. Solicitation Link
Democracy Commission Grants ProgramU.S. Embassy in MacedoniaRepublic of MacedoniaGrantCivic education; diplomacy; training; development; media; journalism; communicationsAprilThe U.S. Embassy Democracy Commission Grants Program awards grants to Macedonian non-profit and non-governmental organizations and independent media for projects that support the development of democratic institutions in the Republic of Macedonia. Solicitation Link
Study Abroad Innovation Competition100,000 Strong in the AmericasLatin AmericaGrantStudent mobility; study abroad; diversityAugustAll higher education institutions (HEIs) in the United States, Argentina, Chile, Colombia, and Mexico that increase student mobility in any academic field of study, with a special emphasis on programs that diversity the student population studying abroad, specifically those of racial ethnic or economically disadvantaged backgrounds—are eligible to compete. Solicitation Link
Peru-U.S. Innovation Competition100,000 Strong in the AmericasPeru; Latin AmericaGrantStudent mobility; study abroad; Environmental Science, Climate Change, Water, Science, Technology; Engineering; Mathematics; STEM; diversityAugustAll higher education institutions (HEIs) in the United States and all HEIs, including vocational and technical colleges, in Peru that increase student mobility in the fields of Environmental Science, Climate Change, Water, and Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM), with an emphasis on programs that increase opportunities for marginalized students—are eligible to compete. Solicitation Link
American-Region GrantsChiang Ching-kuo Foundation for international Scholarly ExchangeChina; TaiwanGrant; Conference; Workshop; Seminar; Publication; FellowshipHumanities; Social Sciences; culture; society; international cooperation; exchange; mobilityApplications Accepted: September; JanuaryThe Foundation is deeply committed to its mission of encouraging scholars at academic institutions throughout the world to undertake research projects in the humanities and social sciences that can shed new light on Chinese culture and society, as well as engage in international cooperation and exchange. Solicitation Link
Research ProgramW. M. Keck FoundationGlobalGrantScience; medical; health; high-risk; technology;Applications Accepted: May ; NovemberSupporting pioneering discoveries in science, engineering and medical research has been our mandate from the beginning. By funding the high-risk/high-impact work of leading researchers, we are laying the groundwork for new paradigms, technologies and discoveries that will save lives, provide innovative solutions, and add to our understanding of the world. Both Senior and Early Career investigators are encouraged to apply. Solicitation Link
Collaborative Research GrantsNational Endowment for the HumanitiesGlobalGrantHumanities; conference support; archeological projects; archeology; collaboration; scholar mobilityDecemberCollaborative Research Grants support interpretive humanities research undertaken by two or more collaborating scholars, for full-time or part-time activities for periods of one to three years. Support is available for various combinations of scholars, consultants, and research assistants; project-related travel and archival research; field work; and technical support and services. All grantees are expected to disseminate the results of their work to the appropriate scholarly and public audiences. Solicitation Link
Gerald D. Feldman Travel GrantsMax Weber FoundationGermanyGrantHumanities; social sciences; cultural studiesOctoberThe travel grants are meant to improve the career opportunities for humanities and social science academics in their qualification phase. The scientists conduct a self-chosen research project in at least two and at most three host countries which are home to MWS institutes and branches or at the Richard Koebner Minerva Center for German History. The total term of funding shall not exceed three months. Placements (at most one month per host country, shorter stays are possible) are to be used for research, especially in libraries and archives. Academics are expected to produce transnational and transregional studies, providing research with new and original ideas. The research placements should ideally be completed within 12 months, or at most 24. Solicitation Link
Research Fellowships and Conference SponsorshipOrganization for Economic Co-operation and DevelopmentGlobalGrant; FellowshipNatural capital; global risks; transformational technologies and innovation; economics; sustainability; food security; nutrition; globalization; climate changeSeptemberThe Co-operative Research Programme (CRP)'s Call for Applications for funding international conferences (such as workshops, congresses and symposia) and research fellowship grants for funding in 2018 is now open. Solicitation Link
Individual and Institutional GrantsAsian Cultural CouncilAsiaGrantArcheology; architecture; art history; arts administration;arts criticism; choreography; composition; conceptual art; conservation; dance; design; film making; music; fine arts; theater; media; humanities; visual artsRecurring - Fall - TBDEach year the ACC funds about one hundred of today’s established masters in their fields and tomorrow’s rising stars in areas as diverse as archeology, architecture (design, theory, and history), art history, arts administration, arts criticism, choreography, composition, conceptual art, conservation, crafts, dance, design (noncommercial), film making, installation art, museology, music, new media, painting, photography, printmaking, sculpture, theater, video art, video conservation, and work that defies categorization. Solicitation Link
Abe FellowshipSocial Science Research CouncilJapanFellowshipGlobal threats; sustainability; development; society; diversitySeptemberTerms of the fellowship are flexible and are designed to meet the needs of researchers at different stages in their careers. The program provides Abe Fellows with a minimum of 3 and maximum of 12 months of full-time support over a 24-month period. Fellowship tenure must begin between April 1 and December 31 of a given year. Fellowship tenure need not be continuous, but must be concluded within 24 months of initial activation of the fellowship. Solicitation Link
International Research Collaboration on Alcohol and AlcoholismDepartment of Health and Human ServicesGlobalGrantAlcohol; alcoholism; collaboration; mobility; public health; mental healthApplications Accepted: September; May; JanuaryThis Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) invites applications for the purpose of fostering international collaborations between alcohol research investigators within the United States and investigators located at non-United States laboratories and performance sites for the mutual advancement of our understanding of alcohol problems and of clinical and public health approaches to their solutions. The program is intended to provide funds for research activities to be undertaken jointly between the U.S. and non-U.S. laboratory that expands the research direction of both the U.S. and non-U.S. laboratories in a collaborative manner. Solicitation Link
Partnerships for the Development of Vaccines and Immunoprophylactics Targeting Multiple Antimicrobial-Resistant BacteriaDepartment of Health and Human ServicesGlobalGrantVaccines; immunoprophylactics; antimicrobial resestance; Gram-negative; pathogens; CRE; multi-drug resistance; infectious diseaseSeptemberThe purpose of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to support milestone-driven projects focused on discovery, establishment of proof-of-concept for, and/or preclinical development of, lead candidate vaccines or immunoprophylactics that target multiple antimicrobial-resistant Gram-negative bacterial pathogens prevalent in nosocomial infections: carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae (CRE), multidrug-resistant (MDR) Acinetobacter and MDR Pseudomonas aeruginosa. Solicitation Link
Partnerships for Development of Clinically Useful Diagnostics for Antimicrobial-Resistant BacteriaDepartment of Health and Human ServicesGlobalGrantVaccines; immunoprophylactics; antimicrobial resestance; Gram-negative; pathogens; CRE; multi-drug resistance; infectious diseaseSeptemberThe objective of this initiative is to support milestone-driven projects focused on the development of clinically informative diagnostic platforms that identify select antimicrobial-resistant bacterial pathogens and determine associated antimicrobial sensitivity and/or resistance. Applications must include a Product Development Strategy and demonstrate substantive investment by at least one industrial participant. Solicitation Link
ACLS Collaborative Research FellowshipAmerican Council of Learned SocietiesGlobalFellowshipHumanities; Social SciencesOctoberACLS invites applications for the tenth annual competition for ACLS Collaborative Research Fellowships, which support small teams of two or more scholars collaborating intensively on a single, substantive project in the humanities and related social sciences. The goal of the project should be a tangible research product (such as joint print or web publications) for which at least two collaborators will take credit. The program is funded by a generous grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Solicitation Link
Title VIII Research Scholar ProgramAmerican Councils for International EducationRussia; Eurasia; Eastern EuropeGrantAnthropology; history; international relations; political science; government; public administrationOctoberFunded by the U.S. Department of State’s Program for Research and Training on Eastern Europe and the Independent States of the Former Soviet Union (Title VIII), the American Councils Research Scholar Program provides full support for graduate students, faculty, and independent scholars seeking to conduct in-country, independent research for three consecutive months to nine consecutive months in Russia, Eurasia, and Eastern Europe. Solicitation Link
Title VIII Combined Research and Language Training ProgramAmerican Councils for International EducationRussia; Eurasia; Eastern Europe; former Soviet UnionGrantAnthropology; history; international relations; political science; government; public administration; humanities; languageOctoberFunded by the U.S. Department of State’s Program for Research and Training on Eastern Europe and the Independent States of the Former Soviet Union (Title VIII), the American Councils Combined Research and Language Training (CRLT) Program serves graduate students and scholars who, in addition to support for research in the independent states of the former Soviet Union, require supplemental language instruction. The synergistic nature of the research and language training aspects of the Combined Research and Language Training Program promises both more productive research and efficient language acquisition. Solicitation Link
Gerald D. Feldman Travel GrantsMax Weber StiftungChina, Egypt, France, Germany, Great Britain, India, Israel, Italy, Japan, Lebanon, Poland, Russia, Senegal, TurkeyGrantHumanities; Social SciencesOctoberThe travel grants are meant to improve the career opportunities for humanities and social science academics in their qualification phase. The scientists conduct a self-chosen research project in at least two and at most three host countries which are home to MWS institutes and branches or at the Richard Koebner Minerva Center for German History. The total term of funding shall not exceed three months. Placements (at most one month per host country, shorter stays are possible) are to be used for research, especially in libraries and archives. Academics are expected to produce transnational and transregional studies, providing research with new and original ideas. The research placements should ideally be completed within 12 months, or at most 24. Solicitation Link
NIH Exploratory/Developmental Research Grant Program (Parent R21)Department of Health and Human ServicesGlobalGrantPhysical Science; Life Science; Engineering; Microbiology; Biology; Biomedical; Genome; Integrative HealthNovemberThe NIH Exploratory/Developmental Grant supports exploratory and developmental research projects by providing support for the early and conceptual stages of these projects. These studies may involve considerable risk but may lead to a breakthrough in a particular area, or to the development of novel techniques, agents, methodologies, models, or applications that could have a major impact on a field of biomedical, behavioral, or clinical research. Solicitation Link
Long Term Research in Environmental Biology (LTREB)National Science Foundation, Division of Environmental BiologyGlobalGrantBiological Sciences; Life Sciences; Physical Sciences; Biology; Environment; Ecology; Ecosystems; Population; Soil NutrientsJanuary;
August
The Long Term Research in Environmental Biology (LTREB) Program supports the generation of extended time series of data to address important questions in evolutionary biology, ecology, and ecosystem science. Research areas include, but are not limited to, the effects of natural selection or other evolutionary processes on populations, communities, or ecosystems; the effects of interspecific interactions that vary over time and space; population or community dynamics for organisms that have extended life spans and long turnover times; feedbacks between ecological and evolutionary processes; pools of materials such as nutrients in soils that turn over at intermediate to longer time scales; and external forcing functions such as climatic cycles that operate over long return intervals. Solicitation Link
International Affairs FellowshipCouncil on Foreign RelationsGlobalFellowshipGovernment; Politics; Law; Civic; Leadership; Professional Development; Fellowship; Social Science; Humanities; Policy; Public AdministrationOctoberThe IAF aims to bridge the gap between the study and making of U.S. foreign policy by creating the next generation of scholar-practitioners. The program offers its fellows the unique chance to experience a new field and gain a different perspective at a pivotal moment in their careers. Academics are thus placed in public service and policy-oriented settings, while government officials are placed in scholarly settings. Solicitation Link
Bioengineering Research Partnerships (U01)Department of Health and Human ServicesGlobalGrantBioengineering; Life Sciences; Physical Sciences; Biomedical; BiotechnologyMay;
September
This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) encourages bioengineering applications that will accelerate the development and adoption of promising tools and technologies that can address important biomedical problems. The objectives are to establish these tools and technologies as robust, well-characterized solutions that fulfill an unmet need and are capable of enhancing our understanding of life science processes or the practice of medicine. Awards will focus on supporting multidisciplinary teams that apply an integrative, quantitative bioengineering approach to developing technologies, and engage biomedical researchers or clinicians throughout the project. The goal of the program is to support projects that can realize meaningful solutions within 5 – 10 years. Solicitation Link
State-of-the-Art Conference GrantsInternal: UGA Office of the Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and ProvostGlobal; UGA; USAConference SupportLife Sciences; Physical Sciences; Social Sciences; Humanities; Engineering; Conference; Project; CollaborationSeptemberState-of-the-Art Conference Grants, sponsored by the Office of the Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost, provide UGA faculty the opportunity to organize a unique conference on the University of Georgia campus that facilitates new interaction between national and international scholars and UGA faculty and students. Solicitation Link
Advancing Translational Clinical Probiotic/Prebiotic and Human Microbiome Research (R01)National Institutes of HealthGlobalGrantVaccines; Antimicrobial; Bacteria; Physical Science; Life Science; Health; Medicine; Probiotic; Prebiotic; MicrobiomeFebruary;
June;
October
The purpose of this funding opportunity announcement (FOA) is twofold: 1. to accelerate translational and clinical Phase I and II a/b safety and efficacy studies for substantiating measurable functional benefits of probiotic/prebiotic components and/or their combinations; and; 2. to understand the underlying mechanisms of their action(s), and variability in responses to these interventions. Solicitation Link
Global Research Collaboration GrantInternal: Office of Research; Office of International EducationGlobalGrant; MatchLife Sciences; Social Sciences; Physical Science; Engineering; HumanitiesMarch; OctoberThe Global Research Collaboration Grant (GRCG) program aims to encourage the development of sustainable international research and service activities. Grants ranging from $4,000 to $8,000 will be awarded to support preliminary international research, partnership development, and preparation of proposals in pursuit of specific sources of external funding. Solicitation Link
Earth Science for SocietyUnited Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural OrganizationAustria; Canada; China; Czech Republic; Finland; France; Germany; Greece; Ireland; Italy; Japan; Korea; Norway; Portugal; Slovenia; Spain; United Kingdom; GlobalMeeting and Workshop SupportWorld Heritage; Water; Press; Freedom; HIV & AIDS; Climate Change; Languages; Youth; Education; Life Sciences; Social Sciences; Physical Science; Engineering; Humanities; Ecology; Women; STEMOctoberThe IGCP financially supports about 30 projects per year which are assessed by a peer-review process and have a lifetime of five years. Annual funding levels range between 5,000 and 10,000 USD to be used exclusively for meetings or workshops. Additional resources are usually needed to ensure realisation of the projects’ research goals, and scientists are strongly encouraged to raise such funds. Solicitation Link
Higher Education and Scholarship in the HumanitiesThe Mellon FoundationGlobalGrantHumanities; Higher Education; Capacity Building; Collaboration; Course DevelopmentConcepts accepted anytimeThrough the program in Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities, the Foundation assists select colleges, universities, and research institutes in the work of training scholars and producing scholarship in the humanities broadly conceived, and thereby contributing to culture and society. In practical terms, this means helping institutions and professional organizations respond to the economic, demographic, financial, and technological challenges affecting higher education, supporting initiatives designed to enhance the learning experience of both undergraduate and graduate students in the humanities, and fostering collaborations within and among institutions that support disciplinary innovation, foster practices of diversity and inclusion, and promote the social value of the humanities. Solicitation Link
Dialogues on the Experience of WarNational Endowment for the HumanitiesGlobalGrantHumanitiesNovemberThe National Endowment for the Humanities offers the Dialogues on the Experience of War program as part of its current initiative, Standing Together: The Humanities and the Experience of War. The program supports the study and discussion of important humanities sources about war, in the belief that these sources can help U.S. military veterans and others think more deeply about the issues raised by war and military service. Although the program is primarily designed to reach military veterans, men and women in active service, military families, and interested members of the public may also participate. Solicitation link
Collaborative Research GrantsNational Endowment for the HumanitiesGlobalGrantHumanities; Collaboration; scholar mobilityDecemberCollaborative Research Grants support interpretive humanities research undertaken by two or more collaborating scholars, for full-time or part-time activities for periods of one to three years. Support is available for various combinations of scholars, consultants, and research assistants; project-related travel and archival research; field work; and technical support and services. All grantees are expected to disseminate the results of their work to the appropriate scholarly and public audiences. International travel is supported. Eligible projects include: research that significantly adds to knowledge and understanding of the humanities;
conferences on topics of major importance in the humanities that will benefit scholarly research; and archaeological projects that emphasize interpretation, data reuse, and dissemination of results. Solicitation Link
Humanities Research NetworksMinistry of Higher Education and Science - DenmarkGlobalGrantHumanities; Social Sciences; Medical SciencesAprilThe purpose of Research Networks | Humanities is to strengthen the cooperation among research areas which are geographically and institutionally scattered. The council also supports networks, which could lead to larger projects or larger interdisciplinary groups of researchers working across institutions. IRFD | Humanities only supports broadly based research networks with participation from Danish as well as foreign research environments. Eligible projects include: research that significantly adds to knowledge and understanding of the humanities;
conferences on topics of major importance in the humanities that will benefit scholarly research; and archaeological projects that emphasize interpretation, data reuse, and dissemination of results. Solicitation Link
Integrated Earth Systems (IES)National Science FoundationGlobalCollaboration;Physical Sciences; Earth systems; landscapeNovemberThe program provides an opportunity for collaborative, multidisciplinary research into the operation, dynamics, and complexity of Earth systems that encompass the core of the Earth through the surface. Innovative projects that explore new research directions beyond those typically considered by core programs of the Division of Earth Sciences (EAR) are encouraged. Investigations may include all or part of the continental, terrestrial and deep Earth at all temporal and spatial scales. IES will support topics that include (but are not limited to) continental systems; terrestrial or surficial Earth systems including physical, chemical, and biotic dimensions; linkages among tectonics, climate, and landscape evolution; the coupling of the Earth's climate, depositional and biotic systems; and global cycles that involve core and mantle processes.

Funding guidelines for involving international collaborators allow the following expenses to be included in the NSF budget: 1) Travel expenses for US scientists and students participating in exchange visits integral to the project; 2) Limited project-related expenses for international partners to engage in research activities while in the United States as project participants; 3) Project-related expenses for US participants to engage in research activities while abroad. Solicitation Link
Brazil Environment Program - Territorial and Environmental Management of Indigenous LandsUnited States Agency International DevelopmentGlobalGrantCapacity Building; Physical Sciences; Life SciencesNovemberThe overall objective of this program is to enhance biodiversity conservation in Brazilian Amazon Protected Area Systems. For the purposes of this APS, Protected Areas (PAs) include strict protection conservation units, sustainable use conservation units, and Indigenous lands.

Among many suggested activities, the program calls for:
Capacity-building and institutional strengthening for indigenous organizations, learning exchanges and environmental education on PNGATI and its objectives/axes.

This program will be archived at the end of 2017. Solicitation Link
Collaborative Research in Computational Neuroscience (CRCNS)National Science FoundationUSA; France; Germany; IsraelCollaboration; GrantsEngineering; Neuroscience; Computer ScienceDecemberComputational research supported under this program must relate to biological processes and should lead to hypotheses that are testable in biological studies. It is expected that: (1) research collaborations will build on complementary investigator expertise in computation or modeling, theory, and/or experimental neuroscience; (2) the collaborations should involve a dynamic and possibly protracted period of development and refinement of models, theories, and/or analytical techniques, and intense interactions among scientists and engineers from different disciplines; and (3) the development and testing of new models or theories should provide a framework for the design of experiments and the generation of new hypotheses that can help reveal mechanisms and processes underlying normal or diseased states of the nervous system.

Innovative educational and training opportunities are highly encouraged, to develop research capacity in computational neuroscience, to broaden participation in research and education, and to increase the impact of computational neuroscience research. Activities at all levels of educational and career development are welcome under this solicitation. International research experiences for students and early-career researchers are highly encouraged in all projects involving international collaborations.

Parallel funding is available for bilateral US-German Research Proposals, US-German Data Sharing Proposals, US-French Research Proposals, US-French Data Sharing Proposals, US-Israeli Research Proposals, US-Israeli Data Sharing Proposals, and multilateral proposals involving the United States and 2 or more partnering countries (Germany, France, and/or Israel). Solicitation Link
Prince Sultan Bin Abdulaziz International Prize for WaterPrince Sultan Bin Abdulaziz of Saudi ArabiaGlobalGrantPhysical Sciences; Environmental Sciences; Water; Water Management; Water UseDecemberThe Prince Sultan Bin Abdulaziz International Prize for Water (PSIPW) is an international award focusing on water-related scientific innovation and judged by leading scientists from around the world. Five prizes are bestowed every two years.

Specialized Prizes

Each of the four specialized prizes is worth US$ 133,000. Researchers, research teams, and organizations nominate themselves for these prizes:

The Surface Water Prize coves every aspect of the study and development of surface water resources. The Groundwater Prize awards work related to all aspects of the study and development of groundwater resources. The Alternative Water Resources Prize covers desalination, waste water treatment, and other non-traditional sources of water. The Water Management & Protection Prize addresses the use, management, and protection of water resources.

Creativity Prize

Worth US$ 266,000, the Creativity Prize is by nomination only. Universities, university departments, research institutes, companies, and agencies can nominate individuals and teams of researchers for this Prize. The Creativity prize is awarded to an innovator or pioneer for water-related scientific work that can rightly be considered a breakthrough in any water-related field. The work might be a body of research, an invention, or a new patented technology. Solicitation Link

Ford Foundation Senior FellowshipNational Academies of ScienceGlobalFellowshipSciences; Engineering; MedicineJanuaryAn annual stipend of $80,000 will be pro-rated according to the length of the approved work plan. An allotment of $5,000 for travel and other research expenses also will be provided. The fellowship may be held during a sabbatical year, but this is not a requirement. The stipend will be paid independent of any sabbatical pay. If necessary, health insurance may be negotiated as part of the award. Solictiation Link
Research Coordination NetworksNational Science FoundationGlobalCollaborations; GrantsPhysical Sciences; Engineering; Geosciences; Computer and Information Sciences; Biological Sciences; Social Sciences; Behavioral Sciences; Economic Sciences; Education and Human ResourcesVariesThe goal of the RCN program is to advance a field or create new directions in research or education by supporting groups of investigators to communicate and coordinate their research, training and educational activities across disciplinary, organizational, geographic and international boundaries. The RCN program provides opportunities to foster new collaborations,including international partnerships,and address interdisciplinary topics. Innovative ideas for implementing novel networking strategies, collaborative technologies, training, broadening participation, and development of community standards for data and meta-data are especially encouraged. RCN awards are not meant to support existing networks; nor are they meant to support the activities of established collaborations. RCN awards also do not support primary research. Rather, the RCN program supports the means by which investigators can share information and ideas, coordinate ongoing or planned research activities, foster synthesis and new collaborations, develop community standards, and in other ways advance science and education through communication and sharing of ideas. Solicitation Link
The Archaeology of Portugal FellowshipArchaeological Institute of AmericaGlobalFellowshipSocial SciencesNovemberTo support projects pertaining to the archaeology of Portugal, to be conducted between July 1 of the award year and the following June 30. These include, but are not limited to, research projects, colloquia, symposia, publication, and travel for research or to academic meetings for the purpose of presenting papers on the archaeology of Portugal. Solicitation Link
Henry Luce Foundation/ACLS Program in China StudiesAmerican Council of Learned SocietiesTaiwan, China; Tibet; Hong KongGrant; FellowshipHumanities; Social SciencesNovemberThe program offers three competitions: Predissertation-Summer Travel Grants, for graduate students who wish to conduct preliminary preparations in China prior to beginning basic research for the dissertation. These grants are not intended as extensions of the time devoted to basic research but to support the necessary steps to prepare for it. They are for graduate students—with a PhD prospectus in hand or developing one—seeking to investigate the research currently underway in Chinese archives and field sites, to establish contact with Chinese scholars, and to secure necessary permissions for fieldwork or archival research; Postdoctoral Fellowships, (PhD acquired no sooner than 2009) for scholars who are preparing their PhD dissertation for publication, or who are embarking on new research projects; and Collaborative Reading-Workshop Grants, for scholars of different disciplines to investigate texts that constitute essential points of entry to Chinese periods, traditions, communities, or events in contemporary or historical times. Solicitation Link
Reducing Stigma to Improve HIV/AIDS prevention, Treatment and Care in Low and Middle-Income Countries (R21)NIH Fogarty International CenterGlobalGrantSocial Sciences; HumanitiesDecemberThis Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) seeks to stimulate new and impactful research towards the development of stigma reduction interventions leading to better outcomes for the prevention and treatment of HIV/AIDS and on the quality of life of People Living with HIV/AIDS (PLWH) in Low and Middle-Income Countries (LMICs). Specifically, this initiative will support research on a) novel stigma reduction interventions 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 co-morbidities/co-infections; d) reducing the effects of stigma on and/or by family members or caregivers of PLWH; and e) innovative and improved stigma measurement in the context of intervention development or implementation. The R21 grant mechanism is intended to encourage exploratory/developmental research by providing support for the early and conceptual stages of project development (https://grants.nih.gov/grants/funding/r21.htm). It is hoped that this preliminary research will lay the foundation for larger intervention studies that can be funded by other organizations or NIH institutes that support stigma research. Solicitation Link
Early Career Investigator in Marine Microbial Ecology and Evolution AwardsSimons FoundationGlobalGrantLife Sciences; Evolution; EcologyRecommendation Letter: October; Applications Accepted: NovemberApplicants must hold a Ph.D. or equivalent degree. She/he must have carried out research in a tenure-track or equivalent independent position for at least one year and no more than eight years (start date between November 2009 and November 2016) and must currently hold a tenure-track, tenured, or equivalent independent position in a U.S. or Canadian institution. She/he must be the principal investigator (PI) or co-PI currently or within the past year on a research grant from a national governmental agency or major foundation. Grants will be for $180,000 USD per year, including indirect costs (limited to 20 percent of modified total direct costs), for a period of three years, subject to annual reviews and continuation of research in areas relevant to the purpose of this program. Appropriate expenses include salary support for the investigator and postdoctoral and graduate research assistants, travel, equipment, supplies and other research expenses. Solicitation Link
Re-Competition of Global Network for Women's and Children's Health Research (UG1)National Institutes of HealthGlobalGrantLife Sciences; Women Health; Child Health; Human DevelopmentNovemberThis funding opportunity announcement (FOA) invites applications from U.S. institutions to support Research Units (RUs) within the Global Network for Women’s and Children’s Health Research at NICHD. RUs will consist of U.S.-based research centers applying in partnership with research centers in low income countries as defined by the World Bank. The RUs within the Global Network will participate in addressing the major causes of maternal, neonatal, infant, and early childhood morbidity and mortality through the conduct of clinical research. The grantees will become part of a cooperative network in scientific partnership with the NIH to conduct multi-enter observational studies and randomized clinical trials evaluating disease process, health and wellness outcomes, and results from interventions in resource-poor settings. Solicitation Link
Collaborative Minority Health and Health Disparities Research with Tribal Epidemiology Centers (R01)National Institutes of HealthGlobalGrant; CollaborationsLife Sciences; Health; Minority Health; Health DisparitiesDecemberThe purpose of this initiative is to support collaborative research between Tribal Epidemiology Centers and extramural investigators on topics related to minority health and health disparities in American Indian / Alaska Native (AI/AN) populations. Solicitation Link
Improvements in Facilities, Communications, and Equipment at Biological Field Stations and Marine Laboratories (FSML)National Science FoundationGlobalGrant; CollaborationsLife Sciences; Marine Biology; EcosystemsDecemberIn recognition of the continuing need for modern facilities and equipment at FSMLs, the NSF invites proposals that address the general goal of FSML improvement. Requests must fall exclusively into one of two classes: Improvement or Planning. Improvement proposals should focus on well-defined projects of major equipment acquisition, data management and communication systems modernization, or physical plant improvement. Planning proposals are for strategic institutional planning for the long term research and education goals of the station. In addition to a clear description of the proposed improvement or planning project, proposals are expected to present a compelling justification based on demonstrated need for the project, and a realistic appraisal of its potential impact on biological and environmental research and education activities at the proposing facility. Solicitation Link
Dear Colleague Letter: Support for Engaging Students and the Public in Polar ResearchNational Science FoundationGlobalGrant; CollaborationsLife Sciences; Polar Sciences; Polar Infrastructure; STEMNovember; DecemberIn order to advance polar science educational opportunities, OPP, DUE and DRL will accept and review proposals for research and development projects that facilitate access to polar research efforts in (1) undergraduate education, (2) informal science education or (3) formal PK-12 science or math education. Proposals that engage audiences with long-term investments in polar research and logistics (e.g., the Arctic or Antarctic science stations), with databases that have extended lifespans, (e.g., data from the Arctic Observing Network), or with public participation in scientific research, such as crowdsourcing or citizen science related to the Arctic or Antarctic, are particularly encouraged. Solicitation Link
Human Heredity and Health in Africa (H3Africa): Ethical, Legal, and Societal Issues (ELSI) Research Program (U01)National Institutes of HealthAfricaGrantLife Sciences; Genomics; Genetics; Environmental HealthDecemberIn order to enhance the capacity for genomics and environmental health research, in Africa by African scientists, and to understand the genetic and environmental factors that determine disease susceptibility, H3Africa has three interrelated, interdependent objectives:
To support human genomics and genetics research that will not only generate important findings and discoveries relevant to human health, but will also serve as a vehicle to improve the research capacity of African laboratories and provide research opportunities for young scientists at the institutions where the research is carried out;
to expand expertise and experience in genomics-based biomedical research and environmental epidemiology in Africa through research experience, skills development, and enhanced collaborations with regional, national, and international partners;
to improve infrastructure including bioinformatics and biorepository capacity needed to support genomics-based and environmental research and associated data and sample sharing.

The contact PD/PI must be affiliated with the LMIC African institution submitting the application where the proposed research program will be established and must have citizenship in an LMIC African country. Other Multiple PDs/PIs with relevant expertise from partner institutions in Africa, U.S. or other high income country (HIC) institutions may be proposed. Multiple PDs/PIs should have a documented history of collaboration relevant to the proposed program. Solicitation Link
Specialty Crop Research Initiative (SCRI)US Department of AgricultureGlobalGrantLife Sciences; Genetics; Plants; GenomicsDecemberThe intent of the SCRI program is to address the needs of the various specialty crop industries through the promotion of collaboration, open communication, the exchange of information, and the development of resources that accelerate application of scientific discovery and technology. The SCRI program will give priority to projects that are multistate, multi-institutional, or trans-disciplinary (see Definitions, Part VIII
(E)), and include clearly defined mechanisms to communicate results to producers and the public.

To address critical United States specialty crop issues, priorities, or problems through the integration of research and extension activities, applicants are encouraged to include international partnerships or engagement in proposals, as appropriate. Any proposed activity (e.g., partnerships, exchanges, training, and/or travel), must support the domestic objectives of SCRI. Applicants must clearly describe and demonstrate how international activities proposed in applications submitted to SCRI will contribute to advances in U.S. specialty crop industries. Solicitation Link
Capacity BuildingConservation, Food & Health FoundationAsia; Africa; Latin America; Middle EastGrantLife Sciences; Food; Conservation; Environment; HealthJanuaryThe foundation supports special projects and programs of non-governmental organizations in three areas: conservation, food, and health. Examples of areas of interest within these fields follow, but are not meant to be exclusive. Conservation grants help improve ecological and environmental conditions in low- and middle-income countries. Food grants help research-based efforts to improve food and nutrition security and improve natural resources and ecosystems. The foundation supports public health programs that focus on populations rather than individuals. It funds programs that emphasize disease prevention and health promotion over those that emphasize disease diagnosis, treatment, and care. Solicitation Link
Career Awards for Medical ScientistsThe Burroughs Wellcome FundGlobalGrantLife Sciences; Medicine; Diseases; BiomedicalOctoberThe Career Awards for Medical Scientists (CAMS) is a highly competitive program that provides $700,000 awards over five years for physician-scientists, who are committed to an academic career, to bridge advanced postdoctoral/fellowship training and the early years of faculty service. Proposals must be in the area of basic biomedical, disease-oriented, or translational research. Proposals in health services research or involving large-scale clinical trials are not eligible. Solicitation Link
Career Awards at the Scientific InterfaceThe Burroughs Wellcome FundGlobalGrantLife Sciences; Physical Sciences; Mathematical Sciences; Computational Sciences; Engineering; Biological SciencesSeptember; JanuaryBWF's Career Awards at the Scientific Interface (CASI) provide $500,000 over five years to bridge advanced postdoctoral training and the first three years of faculty service. These awards are open to U.S. and Canadian citizens or permanent residents as well as to U.S. temporary residents. These grants are intended to foster the early career development of researchers who have transitioned or are transitioning from undergraduate and/or graduate work in the physical/mathematical/computational sciences or engineering into postdoctoral work in the biological sciences, and who are dedicated to pursuing a career in academic research. Solicitation Link
Collaborative Research Travel GrantsThe Burroughs Wellcome FundGlobalGrant; CollaborationsLife Sciences; Mathematics; Physics; Chemistry; Computer Science; Statistics; Engineering; BiologyFebruaryThe Collaborative Research Travel Grant (CRTG) program provides up to $15,000 in support for relatively unrestricted travel funds to academic scientists (faculty and postdocs) at U.S. or Canadian degree-granting institutions. Grants must be used for domestic or international travel to another lab to learn new research techniques or begin or continue a collaboration to address biomedical questions. All proposals must be cross-disciplinary. Applicants with a doctoral degree in the physical, mathematical, or engineering sciences working on a biological problem are encouraged to apply. Conversely, proposals from biological scientists who desire to collaborate with a physical scientist, mathematician, or engineer are also encouraged to apply. Solicitation Link
Postdoctoral Enrichment ProgramThe Burroughs Wellcome FundGlobalGrantLife Sciences; MedicineJanuaryPostdoctoral Enrichment Program (PDEP) provides a total of $60,000 over three years to support the career development activities for underrepresented minority postdoctoral fellows in a degree-granting institution (an institution includes its affiliated graduate and medical schools, hospitals and research institutions) in the United States or Canada whose training and professional development are guided by mentors committed to helping them advance to stellar careers in biomedical or medical research. Generally, up to 12 awards will be granted for enrichment activities annually. This grant is meant to supplement the training of postdocs whose research activities are already supported. It is not a research grant. Solicitation Link
Investigators in the Pathogenesis of Infectious DiseaseThe Burroughs Wellcome FundGlobalGrantLife Sciences; Pathogenesis; Microbial BiologyNovemberThe Investigators in the Pathogenesis of Infectious Disease (PATH) award provides $500,000 over five years to support accomplished investigators at the assistant professor level to study pathogenesis, with a focus on the interplay between human and microbial biology, shedding light on how human and microbial systems are affected by their encounters. The Investigators in the Pathogenesis of Infectious Disease program provides opportunities for assistant professors to bring multidisciplinary approaches to the study of human infectious diseases. The goal of the program is to provide opportunities for accomplished investigators still early in their careers to study what happens at the points where the systems of humans and potentially infectious agents connect. The program supports research that sheds light on the fundamentals that affect the outcomes of these encounters: how colonization, infection, commensalism, and other relationships play out at levels ranging from molecular interactions to systemic ones. Solicitation Link
Preterm Birth InitiativeThe Burroughs Wellcome FundGlobalGrant; CollaborationsLife Sciences; Genetics/Genomics; Immunology; Microbiology; Evolutionary Biology; Mathematics; EngineeringTBDThe Preterm Birth Initiative was created to increase the understanding of the biological mechanisms underlying parturition and spontaneous preterm birth and will provide up to $600,000 over a four-year period ($150,000 per year). The initiative is designed to stimulate both creative individual scientists and multi-investigator teams to approach the problem of preterm birth using creative basic and translation science methods. Postdoctoral fellows nearing their transition to independent investigator status through senior established investigators are encouraged to apply. Solicitation Link
Innovation in Regulatory ScienceThe Burroughs Wellcome FundGlobalGrantLife Sciences; Mathematics; Computer Science; Applied Physics; Medicine; Engineering; Toxicology; Epidemiology; Biostatistics; Systems PharmacologyMarchBWF’s Innovation in Regulatory Science Awards provide up to $500,000 over five years to academic investigators developing new methodologies or innovative approaches in regulatory science that will ultimately inform the regulatory decisions the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and others make. The Burroughs Wellcome Fund identified Innovation in Regulatory Science as an important, underfunded area. This initiative is designed to provide financial support to stimulate research efforts in this area. The program's focus is on providing support for academic researchers developing new methodologies or innovative approaches in regulatory science that will ultimately inform the regulatory decisions FDA and others make. Solicitation Link
Indo-U.S. Vaccine Action Program (VAP) Small Research Grant Program (R03)National Institutes of HealthIndia; South Asia; GlobalGrant; CollaborationsLife Sciences; Medicine; VaccinesFebruaryThe goal of the Vaccine Action Program (VAP) is to support collaborative vaccine-related research projects that ultimately reduce the burden of infectious diseases of importance in India, the U.S., the South Asian region and globally. Applications are encouraged from organizations/institutions that propose to conduct vaccine-related research through U.S.-Indo collaborations on a variety of infectious diseases, including immunologic characterization. Solicitation Link
Community Science Program (CSP) Annual CallJoint Genome Institute Department of EnergyGlobalGrantLife Sciences; Energy Security; Sustainability; Global BiogeochemistryMarchThe CSP Annual Call is focused on large-scale sequence-based genomic science projects that address questions of relevance to DOE missions in energy security and sustainability and global biogeochemistry. While applications will be accepted that address any aspect of these mission areas, priority for this call will be given to projects that address the specific areas of special emphasis that are listed in the call, and exploit the diversity of JGI technical and analytical capabilities. Solicitation Link
FICUS JGI-EMSLJoint Genome Institute Department of EnergyGlobalGrant; CollaborationsLife Sciences; Genomics; Molecular CharacterizationApril; MayThe FICUS call between DOE JGI and Environmental Molecular Science Laboratory (EMSL) represents a unique opportunity for researchers to combine the power of genomics and molecular characterization in one proposed research project. Both user facilities play critical roles in supporting DOE’s energy, environment and basic research missions. Successful applications will focus on high risk/high payoff projects in the focused topic areas that can be completed on an accelerated timeline as compared with the standard CSP projects. In addition, they must utilize a broad range of the capabilities of each facility, and generate datasets beyond what each of these facilities could generate by itself. Solicitation Link
CSP Small-scale Microbial/MetagenomeJoint Genome Institute Department of EnergyGlobalGrant; CollaborationsLife Sciences; Metagenomes; BacteriaMarchThe Small-scale Microbial/Metagenome call seeks to target specific project types listed in the call, with an emphasis on providing pilot data to enable future large-scale proposal submission. Projects from first-time JGI investigators are strongly encouraged. Proposals may include up samples from up to three project types. The number of samples proposed must adhere to call guidelines for the proposal to be considered for scientific review.

Proposals for this call may be submitted at any time as brief white papers and will be reviewed every six months. Applicants may submit up to two proposals per cycle (but may be listed as co-PI on an unlimited number of proposals). Solicitation Link
CSP DNA SynthesisJoint Genome Institute Department of EnergyGlobalGrantLife Sciences; Microbes; Plant Science; GeneticsJanuaryThe mission of the DNA Synthesis Science Program is to enable users to perform state-of-the-art functional genomics research and to help them translate genomic information into biological function. Additionally, our value proposition is to enable users to study the function of genes that are otherwise difficult to source from environmental samples, including uncultured microbes and higher plants. For consortium-type projects, we can help coordinate the consortiums to publish articles on the highest impact journals. Solicitation Link
Communication and Public OpinionUnited States-Japan FoundationGlobal (Japan)Grant; CollaborationsHumanities; CommunicationDecemberThe Foundation will consider communication and public opinion projects that not only raise awareness about Japan in the US and/or US in Japan, but also deal with concrete issues that affect the bilateral relationship (or are faced by the two nations). As foreign policy increasingly is subject to public opinion (and is often influenced by non-governmental actors), there is a need in both countries for increased and more diversified coverage of international news and current events, as well as strong links between certain non-government organizations (NGOs) to enhance bilateral and multilateral cooperation.
In addition, since mutual understanding between American and Japanese society requires deeper cultural knowledge, the Foundation occasionally supports documentary films, performances, exhibitions, and lectures that focus on Japanese/American culture. Solicitation Link
Main Travel Grants ProgramPulitzer Center on Crisis ReportingGlobalGrantHumanities; Communication; Mass Incarceration; Gun ViolenceRollingThe Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting funds international travel costs associated with reporting projects on topics and regions of global importance, with an emphasis on issues that have gone unreported or under-reported in the mainstream American media. The amount of individual travel grants will depend on the specific project and detailed budget planning. Most awards fall in the range of $5,000 to $15,000 but depending on project specifics may be higher. Solicitation Link
Publication SubsidiesChiang Ching-kuo FoundationChinaGrantHumanities; Chinese Studies; Social SciencesJanuaryAcademic publishers may apply for subsidies for the publication of scholarly works related to the goals of the Foundation. The publication may be in the form of a book or a monograph. Applications will be accepted for completed book manuscripts, but not for books in a series. Priority will be given to first book projects by junior scholars. Publication subsidies usually range between $5,000 to $10,000. Publication Subsidy Grants may only be used to cover editing, indexing, and other relevant publication costs. Translation and research-related expenses may not be included. For further details, please contact the Foundation's North American Office.
For periodicals and journals, the Foundation will support one year's worth of publication. The application for the publication of conference proceedings requires a completed, edited draft. Solicitation Link
Public Scholar ProgramNational Endowment for the HumanitiesGlobalGrantHumanitiesFebruaryThe Public Scholar Program supports well-researched books in the humanities intended to reach a broad readership. Although humanities scholarship can be specialized, the humanities also strive to engage broad audiences in exploring subjects of general interest. They seek to deepen our understanding of the human condition as well as current conditions and contemporary problems. The Public Scholar Program aims to encourage scholarship that will be of broad interest and have lasting impact. Such scholarship might present a narrative history, tell the stories of important individuals, analyze significant texts, provide a synthesis of ideas, revive interest in a neglected subject, or examine the latest thinking on a topic. International travel is supported. Solicitation Link
ACLS Collaborative Research FellowshipsAmerican Council of Learned SocietiesGlobalGrant; CollaborationsHumanities; Social SciencesSeptemberACLS invites applications for the tenth annual competition for ACLS Collaborative Research Fellowships, which support small teams of two or more scholars collaborating intensively on a single, substantive project in the humanities and related social sciences. The goal of the project should be a tangible research product (such as joint print or web publications) for which at least two collaborators will take credit. The program is funded by a generous grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Solicitation Link
ACLS/Donald J. Munro Centennial FellowshipsAmerican Council of Learned SocietiesGlobalGrantHumanities; Chinese PhilosophySeptemberACLS invites research applications from scholars in all disciplines of the humanities and related social sciences. Faculty appointments are not required. The ultimate goal of the project should be a major piece of scholarly work by the applicant, which can take the form of a monograph, articles, digital publication(s), critical edition, or other scholarly resources. ACLS does not fund creative work (e.g., novels or films), textbooks, straightforward translation, or pedagogical projects. Solicitation Link
ACLS/NEH International and Area Studies FellowshipAmerican Council of Learned SocietiesAsia; Africa; the Middle East; Latin America; the Caribbean; Eastern Europe; the former Soviet UnionGrantHumanities; International CultureSeptemberACLS invites research applications from scholars in all disciplines of the humanities and related social sciences. Faculty appointments are not required. The ultimate goal of the project should be a major piece of scholarly work by the applicant, which can take the form of a monograph, articles, digital publication(s), critical edition, or other scholarly resources. ACLS does not fund creative work (e.g., novels or films), textbooks, straightforward translation, or pedagogical projects. Solicitation Link
Frederic E. Wakeman, Jr./ACLS Fellowships for research in modern Chinese historyAmerican Council of Learned SocietiesChinaGrantHumanities; Social Sciences; Chinese HistorySeptemberACLS invites research applications from scholars in all disciplines of the humanities and related social sciences. Faculty appointments are not required. The ultimate goal of the project should be a major piece of scholarly work by the applicant, which can take the form of a monograph, articles, digital publication(s), critical edition, or other scholarly resources. ACLS does not fund creative work (e.g., novels or films), textbooks, straightforward translation, or pedagogical projects. Solicitation Link
Comparative Perspectives on Chinese Culture and SocietyAmerican Council of Learned SocietiesChinaGrant; CollaborationsHumanities; Chinese Culture; Chinese History; Social Sciences; Cross-CultureNovemberIn this cycle of competitions ACLS invites proposals in the humanities and related social sciences that adopt an explicitly cross-cultural or comparative perspective. Projects may, for example, compare aspects of Chinese history and culture with those of other nations and civilizations, explore the interaction of these nations and civilizations, or engage in cross-cultural research on the relations among the diverse and dynamic populations of China. Proposals should be empirically grounded, theoretically informed, and methodologically explicit. Solicitation Link
Henry Luce Foundation/ACLS Program in China StudiesAmerican Council of Learned SocietiesChina; Hong Kong; Tibet; TaiwanGrantHumanities; Social Sciences; Chinese Culture; Chinese HistoryNovember; June - SeptemberThe Henry Luce Foundation/ACLS Program in China Studies in its sixth year seeks to maintain the vitality of China Studies in North America through fellowships and grants designed primarily for scholars early in their careers. Studies on and in China have developed over the last 30 years in the United States and Canada into a robust field. Solicitation Link
Luce/ACLS Program in Religion, Journalism & International Affairs Fellowships for ScholarsAmerican Council of Learned SocietiesGlobalGrantHumanities; Social Sciences; Religion; JournalismOctoberACLS invites applications for fellowships offered by the Luce/ACLS Program in Religion, Journalism & International Affairs, made possible by the generous support of the Henry Luce Foundation. The program is a two-part initiative designed to foster new connections between scholars and journalists covering international affairs by offering an interrelated set of awards: programming grants for universities and fellowships for scholars in the humanities and social sciences who study religion in international contexts. More information is available on the program's overview page.

These fellowships support scholars in the humanities and related social sciences who are pursuing research on any aspect of religion in international contexts and who desire to connect their specialist knowledge with journalists and media practitioners. The ultimate goal of the research should be a significant piece of scholarly work by the applicant and concrete steps to engage journalistic and media audiences. Please note that this program not fund creative work (e.g., novels or films), textbooks, straightforward translation, or pedagogical projects. Solicitation Link
Luce/ACLS Program in Religion, Journalism & International Affairs Grants for UniversitiesAmerican Council of Learned SocietiesGlobalGrant; CollaborationsHumanities; Social Sciences; Religion; JournalismMarch The Luce/ACLS Program in Religion, Journalism & International Affairs (RJIA) aims to increase the presence of scholarship on religion in journalistic training and practice and to encourage greater interaction between scholars of religion and journalists covering international affairs. The program is a two-pronged initiative: one component of this program offers grants to support cross-sector collaborations at universities with strengths in the study of religion, journalism and media, and international affairs; the second component is a competition for research fellowships awarded to humanities and social science scholars engaged with the study of religion who wish to develop the capacities and interdisciplinary networks necessary to relate their specialist knowledge to media and policy audiences interested in the world affairs. More information is available in the program overview. Solicitation Link
The Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation Program in Buddhist StudiesAmerican Council of Learned SocietiesAsiaGrant; CollaborationsHumanities; Social Sciences; History; Philosophy; Archaeology; Art History; Anthropology; Philosophy; ReligionVariesThe American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) announces the fifth year of an initiative supporting research and teaching in Buddhist studies, funded by The Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation. In cooperation with the Foundation, ACLS offers an integrated set of fellowship and grant competitions supporting work that will expand the understanding and interpretation of Buddhist thought in scholarship and society, strengthen international networks of Buddhist studies, and increase the visibility of innovative currents in those studies.

The Foundation offers five competitions to support research and teaching. Solicitation Link
International Research Ethics Education and Curriculum Development Award (R25)National Institutes of HealthGlobalGrant; CollaborationsSocial Sciences; Education; HealthMayThe NIH Research Education Program (R25) supports research education activities in the mission areas of the NIH. The goal of this FIC R25 program is to support educational activities that foster a better understanding of biomedical, behavioral and clinical research and its implications, by strengthening research ethics capacity in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) through increasing the number of LMIC research intensive institutions that can provide advanced education in research ethics. Programs supported by this initiative will equip scientists, health professionals and academics in these countries with in-depth knowledge of the ethical principles, processes and policies related to international clinical and public health research. Programs should be designed to strengthen the critical competencies needed to provide research ethics education, ethical review leadership and expert consultation to LMIC researchers, their institutions, governments and international research organizations.
To accomplish the stated overarching goal, this FOA will support creative education activities with a primary focus on: Curriculum Development; Courses for Skills Development, including practicum experiences; and Mentoring Activities.
Applications should include collaborations between bioethics experts from LMIC, U.S. and other high income countries (HIC). Solicitation Link
Partnerships for Enhanced Engagement in Research (PEER)The National Academies of Science and EngineeringGlobalGrant; CollaborationsSocial Sciences; Healthcare; Reproductive Health; Family PlanningJanuaryPEER is seeking to support family planning implementation research that develops and tests proven interventions leading to sustainable family planning services AND behavior change research that leads to an increased understanding and use of family planning services in priority communities, such as youth and low income populations. Where applicable, research should include and address the roles of men and boys in access to and use of family planning services. In addition to the standard eligibility requirements of U.S. Government-Supported Partner described in Section V of the Solicitation for General Eligibility requirements, applicants are also encouraged to partner with U.S. university recipients (including prime awardees and sub-awardees) of USAID family planning and reproductive health funding. Solicitation Link
Open Society Initiative for Europe- Hungary ProjectOpen Society FoundationsHungaryGrantSocial Sciences; Politics; Civil ActivismRollingThe Open Society Foundations have been actively supporting Hungarian civil society for the last 30 years. The Hungary Project, part of the Rights and Liberties team of the Open Society Initiative for Europe, is an indirect successor to the national foundation that was transformed into the Hungary Project and operated out of the Budapest office a decade ago.

Five years ago, the project staff also directed the emergency assistance that George Soros awarded to the region in the wake of the economic crisis. As such, the Hungary Project has historically been a backbone to support watchdogs and civil society organizations.

The overall goal of the Hungary Project is to build broader and deeper constituencies for open society in Hungary. The project doesn’t only work with traditional Open Society partners but tries to widen the constituencies for open society values and reach out to new target groups. Solicitation Link
Latin America ProgramOpen Society FoundationsLatin AmericaGrantSocial Sciences; Politics; Political Activism; Social ActivismRollingThe Latin America Program addresses rights and governance issues in Latin America and the Caribbean through grant making, network building, and collaboration with partners. We focus on supporting Latin American and Caribbean efforts to defend democracy and increase governmental transparency, protect minority rights, reduce homicides, and reform drug policy. Solicitation Link
Open Society Initiative for Eastern AfricaOpen Society FoundationsEastern AfricaGrantSocial Sciences; Political Activism; Social ActivismRollingOSIEA plays an active role in encouraging open, informed dialogue on issues of importance in Eastern Africa. Through a combination of grant making, advocacy and convening power, OSIEA is able to support and amplify the voices of pro-democracy organizations and individuals in the region and to strengthen their capacity to hold their governments accountable. This includes efforts to defend and support rights activists and pro-democracy advocates who come under attack for their work.

OSIEA occupies a unique niche as a donor organization in Eastern Africa. We are both a donor and implementor working locally and internationally, which gives us an enormous flexibility in terms of reach and impact. We join processes that are consultative and participatory. Our ability to be flexible in our funding criteria allows us to respond quickly to changing situations. We add our own voice to debates and are not shy to take on rights issues that are deemed as politically sensitive or controversial.

We support initiatives with a demonstrated capacity to positively transform society in innovative ways that embrace inclusiveness and diversity. Solicitation Link
Open Society Initiative for Europe- Regional Community Centers Programs
Open Society FoundationsHungaryGrantSocial Sciences; Social Activism; Infrastructure; Community AidDecemberHungary faces serious challenges in tackling poverty and social problems. In line with our mission to support local communities tackle local issues, we are branching our programming in two disadvantaged regions of the country. We will partner with the Alternative Communities Association in Debrecen and With the Power of Humanity Foundation in Pecs, which will provide technical services in physical resource offices for civil society organizations, organize training courses, seminars, and debates on issues relevant to local communities, and fund small-size projects of local organizations.

Alternative Communities Association and With the Power of Humanity Foundation will each distribute nearly 100 million HUF to organizations and individuals best placed to address community issues: poverty, access to education, public health, and other pressing local problems identified by local people. The projects will be selected through open calls. The details will be announced before the end of September by both organizations locally. Solicitation Link
Roma Initiatives Office- Opportunity FundOpen Society FoundationsAlbania; Bulgaria; the Czech Republic; Hungary; Macedonia; Romania; Serbia; Slovakia; SpainGrantSocial Sciences; Social Justice; Social Activism; Human RightsRollingThe Roma Initiatives Office invites Roma and pro-Roma organizations, and nonformal groups, networks, or individuals from Albania, Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Macedonia, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, and Spain to apply for urgent-action grants of up to $15,000, provided that they meet certain conditions. We support timely actions and opportunities that promote structural change for the benefit of Roma or respond to anti-Roma events and trends. Solicitation Link
Public Health Program- Sex Work, Health, and Human Rights in EuropeOpen Society FoundationsEuropeGrantSocial Sciences; Social Justice; Social Activism; Human RightsNovemberThe Open Society Public Health Program invites concept forms from civil society organizations and networks that seek to advance the health and human rights of sex workers in Europe.

Marginalized by stigma and criminalization, sex workers face enormous obstacles to realizing their human rights, and oppression has led to extreme levels of violence, disease, and exploitation. Justice and health systems routinely fail sex workers, and at times compound their marginalization through harmful law enforcement practices and insurmountable barriers to health care. Sex worker organizing is sometimes vilified, further exacerbating problems related to workplace health and safety. The myriad of health challenges sex workers face cannot be addressed squarely within the health system, and the structural—and often political—determinants of sex worker health extend far beyond health care.

This call provides two tracks for funding: unrestricted organizational support for organizations that primarily work on sex workers’ rights;
project-based support for organizations whose mission extend beyond sex workers’ rights, or for organizations that already receive organizational support from the Open Society Foundations. Solicitation Link
Wildlife Without Borders-Central AmericaUS Fish and Wildlife Service International AffairsCentral AmericaGrantPhysical Sciences; Environmentalism; Environmental ScienceDecemberThe U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's Wildlife Without Borders-Central America program provides critical support to conserve priority species and ecosystems across high-biodiversity value landscapes in the Mesoamerican Biological Corridor while simultaneously benefiting local communities. Solicitation Link
International Travel GrantsAmerican Astronomical SocietyGlobalGrantPhysical Sciences; AstronomyJanuaryThe AAS administers a National Science Foundation (NSF) grant that provides funding for airline travel to international science meetings. This funding is available only to individuals at US institutions. In years with an International Astronomical Union (IAU) General Assembly (GA), the grant additionally funds travel for US astronomers to the GA and contemporaneous symposia.

AAS International Travel Grant funds are targeted for (in priority order) early-career scientists, scientists from smaller institutions or from under served populations, and scientists whose participation at the meeting is important for US visibility. Solicitation Link
Humans, Disasters, and the Built EnvironmentNational Science FoundationGlobalGrantPhysical Sciences; Environmental Science; Engineering; Social Sciences; ComputingJanuaryThe Humans, Disasters and the Built Environment (HDBE) program supports fundamental, multidisciplinary research on the interactions between humans and the built environment within and among communities exposed to natural, technological and other types of hazards and disasters. The program's context is provided by ongoing and emerging changes in three interwoven elements of a community: its population, its built environment (critical infrastructures, physical and virtual spaces, and buildings and related structures) and the hazards and disasters to which it is exposed.Solicitation Link
Geomorphology and Land Use DynamicsNational Science FoundationGlobalGrant; CollaborationsPhysical Sciences; Geomorphology; BiologyRollingGeomorphology and Land-use Dynamics supports innovative research into processes that shape and modify landscapes over a variety of length and time scales. The program encourages research that investigates quantitatively the coupling and feedback among such processes, their rates, and their relative roles, especially in the contexts of variation in climatic, biologic, and tectonic influences and in light of changes due to human impact.

The Geomorphology and Land-use Dynamics Program is committed to supporting the most meritorious research in any area relevant to the Program Description, including interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary research, as well as research involving international collaborations. Principal investigators are encouraged to provide U.S. students and junior researchers with international research experiences. Solicitation Link