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Faculty Opportunities

There are 8 opportunity(s) listed at this time .


Deadline: 02/23/2018
Estimated Program Funding: $20,000.00
Funding Agency(s): North Carolina State University

NC State Global offers funding for NC State faculty or staff to enhance research collaboration and academic exchange with the University of Adelaide in Australia.

The strategic partnership between the University of Adelaide and NC State is a preferred relationship that leverages complementary strengths and trans-disciplinary scholarship to advance research collaboration and academic exchange.  This funding program is designed to provide pump-priming and early contact partner outreach with the expectation that they will lead to more substantive engagement resulting in high quality outputs. Examples of collaborative projects include international research training for graduate students or early career faculty, publication of joint papers or research bids.

Priority Areas:

  • Defence/Cybersecurity
  • Energy
  • Human Health/Epigenetics

Request for Proposals

Proposals may include the following collaborative activities:

  • Workshops, guest lecture and high-level seminars on multidisciplinary research
  • Video-conference seminars
  • Development of joint industry-research collaborations with global impact
  • Delivery of a joint publication resulting from collaborative research or scholarship activities
  • Collection of preliminary data to augment a full proposal with potential for global impact to a funding agency
  • Creation and support of joint resources such as websites, research collaboration sites or other social networking tools
  • Exchange of post-graduate and PhD students


Mr. David Dixon, North Carolina State University,
Ms. Khloe Xu, University of Adelaide,

2015 Grant Recipients:


Project Title NC State Collaborator Adelaide Collaborator
Developing genomic approaches to track the evolution of insecticide resistance in serious agricultural pests Fred Gould Simon Baxter
International Research Collaboration on the Retrofit of Critical Civil Engineering Infrastructure Subject to Extreme Loading Rudolf Seracino Michael Griffith
Tunable Band-gap Metal Oxides for Solar-Driven Catalysis of Hydrogen Production Paul A. Maggard Tak W. Kee
The hormonal control of female reproductive development in flowering plants Jose Alonso Matthew Tucker
Cardiac Patches for Heart Diseases by Intelligent Injectable Hydrogels Ke Cheng Hu Zhang
Posted: 01/11/2018

Deadline: 02/28/2018
Estimated Program Funding: $0.00
Funding Agency(s): National Science Foundation (NSF)




Despite centuries of discovery, most of our planet's biodiversity remains unknown. The scale of the unknown diversity on Earth is especially troubling given the rapid and permanent loss of biodiversity across the globe. The goal of the Dimensions of Biodiversity campaign is to transform, by 2020, how we describe and understand the scope and role of life on Earth.

This campaign promotes novel integrative approaches to fill the most substantial gaps in our understanding of the diversity of life on Earth. It takes a broad view of biodiversity, and focuses on the intersection of genetic, phylogenetic, and functional dimensions of biodiversity. Successful proposals must integrate these three dimensions to understand interactions and feedbacks among them. While this focus complements several core programs in BIO, it differs by requiring that multiple dimensions of biodiversity be addressed simultaneously, in novel ways, to understand their synergistic roles in critical ecological and evolutionary processes, especially pertaining to the mechanisms driving the origin, maintenance, and functional roles of biodiversity.

The Dimensions of Biodiversity program includes partnerships with the National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC), the São Paulo Research Foundation (FAPESP) of Brazil, and the National Research Foundation (NRF) of South Africa in fiscal year 2018.

Investigators wishing to inquire about the suitability of potential projects for Dimensions of Biodiversity are encouraged to email a brief summary and contact information to
Posted: 01/30/2018

Deadline: 03/08/2018
Estimated Program Funding: $0.00
Funding Agency(s): U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID)

The United States Agency for International Development's (USAID) U.S. Global Development Lab seeks a
partner to develop a Research Technical Assistance Center (RTAC) to support scientific and research-based
technical assistance needs for the Agency. The lead organization would address specific science, technology, innovation and entrepreneurial needs identified by USAID by leveraging their network of technical and research experts based at higher education institutions from both the United States and developing countries in which USAID works. The lead organization would maintain and grow their expert consultant network to address the diverse and shifting needs of USAID. Anticipated activities include: creation of evidence-to-action policy briefs, technical reports, strategic research agenda setting and research activity consultations, coordination of university-based researchers for expert panels or convenings, sector-focused trainings, and other short-term technical assistance or related technical assistance.
The Prime organization leading the RTAC contract as well as any general subcontracts must demonstrate that they have the logistical, management, and operational capacity to enable participation from a wide array of researchers from higher education institutions both in the United States and developing countries in which USAID might support work. The RTAC Prime will be evaluated on qualities of their proposed Partner Pool, which must include all of the following: diversity of researchers (1. female researchers, 2. researchers from U.S. minority-serving institutions (MSIs), and 3. researchers from developing countries), the technical and regional range of the proposed pool, and individual qualifications of the proposed researchers.


Please submit all questions to Trenae Bonner ( with a copy to Roderick Watson
( and “” by 12 pm EST on February 9, 2018. Proposals are
due on by 5 pm EST on March 8, 2018. Learn more:
Posted: 02/07/2018

Deadline: 03/08/2018
Estimated Program Funding: $0.00
Funding Agency(s): Others

The U.S. - Egypt Science and Technology Joint Fund administered by the U.S. National Academy of Sciences is accepting proposals – due date is March 8, 2018


The U.S. - Egypt Science and Technology Joint Fund was established under an agreement between the Government of the United States of America and the Government of the Arab Republic of Egypt to strengthen scientific and technological capabilities between both countries.


Full information is available at the website below:


Excerpts from that info are provided below:


“The objectives of this cooperation are to help Egypt and the U.S. expand relations between the two scientific and technological communities, utilize science and apply technology by providing opportunities to exchange ideas, information, skills, and techniques, and to collaborate on scientific and technological endeavors of mutual interest to promote economic development.”



Eligibility Requirements


·       The Joint Board will not approve more than one grant for the same principal investigator (PI) during two consecutive funding cycles, whether he/she serves as PI or co-PI. 

·       Researchers from U.S. and Egyptian scientific institutes, universities, research centers, and governmental agencies are eligible to apply. U.S. researchers from private sector companies are also eligible to apply.

·       Egyptian PIs must have full-time affiliation at an eligible Egyptian institution.


·       Researchers may submit only one collaborative proposal per grant cycle, either as PI or co-PI. If a researcher submits more than one collaborative proposal, all of the proposals in which he or she is listed as the PI or co-PI will be deemed ineligible. Please note that institutions are permitted to submit multiple proposals, as long as the preceding rule is respected. 

·       Applications will be accepted for research in the four general areas of agriculture, energy, health, and water. All proposals must be within one of the below priority or eligible topics, or propose work at the nexus of two or more of the four general areas.  (Agriculture is highlighted below)

o   Agriculture

§  Priority Topic: Translational research into water issues related to smart agriculture, with a focus on agriculture technologies and water irrigation, reuse, and management

§  Eligible Topics: Smart agriculture; irrigation; prevention, detection, and response to livestock diseases


Full info at
Posted: 01/10/2018

Deadline: 03/12/2018
Estimated Program Funding: $20,000.00
Funding Agency(s): Others

Dear (Europe) Regional Engagement Team members & Select Faculty:
We wanted to make you aware of the Thomas Jefferson Fund as the 2018 Call for Proposals is currently open. This program, launched by the Embassy of France in the United States and the FACE Foundation, aims to encourage and support cooperation among the most promising young French and American researchers, and foster forward-looking collaborative research projects.  The Thomas Jefferson Fund is open to researchers at the post-doctorate level, assistant or associate professor ranks at a US university.  Each selected French-American project will receive up to $20,000 over a period of two years.


Jointly submitted applications by US-French scientists are accepted in the three following fields:

- Humanities and Social Sciences (HSS)

- Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)

- Science for Society (interdisciplinary STEM-HSS projects)


Projects that include significant transatlantic mobility, collaborative research activities, the organization of joint workshops or conferences, the publication of joint articles will receive the highest priority.  In support of the Make Our Planet Great Again initiative launched by French President Emmanuel Macron in June 2017, the Thomas Jefferson Fund is offering additional grants this year for research projects related to:


- Earth System Science

- Climate Change and Sustainability

- Energy Transition 


?The application deadline is 12:00 pm EST March 12, 2018.  You are welcome to share this with other colleagues.  We hope some of you will consider applying.  Let us know if you do pursue this opportunity and/or are in need of a letter of support.


Posted: 02/07/2018

Deadline: 03/15/2018
Estimated Program Funding: $0.00
Funding Agency(s): Others


The 100,000 Strong in the Americas Innovation Fund is pleased to announce a new grant competition, supported by Chevron Corporation and the U.S. Embassy in Buenos Aires, Argentina


The U.S.-Argentina Workforce Development Competition for Innovations in Study Abroad Partnerships & Collaboration is open only to higher education institutions in the U.S and Argentina that promote study abroad and training opportunities in the field of Economic Development and STEM, with a special emphasis on Energy, Geosciences, or Natural Resources Management.


The intent of this Innovation fund competition is to award up to eleven (11) Innovation Grants of up to $25,000 to selected proposals from HEI teams that commit additional resources to leverage the award.


In applying for this competition, higher education institutions from the U.S. and Argentina will demonstrate how they will assert leadership in implementing proposed innovations, increase student mobility, maintain student and faculty engagement, and commit to making concrete changes to expand access to study abroad for all students as sending and/or hosting institutions. Faculty and administrators from eligible countries are encouraged to apply.
Posted: 11/16/2017

Deadline: 03/20/2018
Estimated Program Funding: $0.00
Funding Agency(s): U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS) seeks to enter into a cost reimbursable agreement with a U.S. Land-Grant institution for the provision of technical assistance to support the Office of Capacity Building and Development (OCBD), Trade and Scientific Capacity Building Division (TSCBD), Plant and Animal Health Branch and the Association of Ukrainian Pig Breeders (AUPB).  The selected recipient will work with AUPB and USDA/FAS to build the capacity of the Ukrainian swine industry, particularly farmers and other swine value chain stakeholders, to control and prevent outbreaks of African Swine Fever (ASF) through biosecurity protocols.


Interested universities will be expected to provide technical and administrative support and should have demonstrated experience in doing so. This work may be undertaken in concert with other Land-Grant Universities and research institutions, both public and private Ukrainian institutions, including but not limited to universities, research and government institutions, and non-governmental organizations. In addition, the primary project partners of AUPB and USDA/FAS, the implementer may choose to engage with other land grant universities, private Ukrainian institutions, et cetera. AUPB will provide on-the-ground support in terms of identifying producers and arranging transport, although all costs will be born on implementer. AUPB will also be available to assist in translation as well.

Important information

Application Submission Deadline is “Tuesday, March 20, 2018, 11:59 PM EDT

FAS will hold an open conference call  Tuesday February 27, 2018 at 11:00 AM EDT to discuss this notice funding opportunities and answer question.

The conference Line is : +1 888-844-9904

Conference ID: 4662585#

?Participants will not be required to identify themselves or the institutions, and participation in this call is not required or tracked. (Note: the conference call system may prompt callers to “please stat your name.” Just press the pound key to bypass.)

NOFO Ukraine ASF Biosecurity Capacity Building.pdf

Posted: 02/15/2018

Deadline: 08/28/2018
Estimated Program Funding: $0.00
Funding Agency(s): National Science Foundation (NSF)

The National Science Foundation (NSF) Directorate of Biological Sciences and the National Research Foundation (NRF) have formed a partnership to promote opportunities for collaboration between researchers of the United States and South Africa. This collaboration offers the United States and South African researchers an opportunity to apply for funding for Joint Research for International Research Coordination Networks (IRCNs) in Biodiversity. 

The IRCN mechanism provides an opportunity for South African and U.S. research communities to communicate and coordinate their research activities on a wide range of environmental biology topics, including: ecosystem forecasting and monitoring, community origin, maintenance and function, species diversity and evolutionary relationships, emerging diseases and pests, and biodiversity theory. Projects are expected to enhance current collaborations and establish new collaborations between the U.S. and South African biodiversity research communities to help prioritise research topics, enhance complementary research activities, and identify new synergistic research directions. The overall aim of the IRCN mechanism is to facilitate networking and knowledge sharing. Therefore, direct research-related activities will not be funded through this Programme. Proposals outside the above-mentioned broad thematic area of focus will not be accepted. NRF is pleased to announce 1st joint call in International Research Coordination Networks (IRCNs) for 2018, and herewith invite all interested parties to submit their applications.

All South African applications must be submitted through an online application process to the NRF at A detailed call document is attached.

Key dates:

Call opens: 17 November 2017

Call closes: 28 February 2018

Please note that applications submitted outside the NRF Submission system will not be accepted.

NRF Contacts:
Ms Nombuso Madonda
Knowledge Advancement and Support (KAS)
Tel: +27 12 481 4285        

Jan Phalane
Grants Management and Systems Administration
Tel: +27 12 481 4157
Posted: 12/01/2017