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


Deadline: 01/24/2018
Estimated Program Funding: $70,000,000.00
Funding Agency(s): U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID)

The U.S. Agency for International Development's (USAID) U.S. Global Development Lab is pleased to welcome Higher Education Institutions (HEI) to apply to a five year cooperative agreement to establish and leverage a strong international network that will help address pressing development challenges through research.


The resulting Long-term Assistance and Services for Research (LASER) network will work in partnership with USAID to engage academics and stakeholders in identifying and refining critical development research questions. LASER will fund research projects that address those questions so that the entire research system - from universities to policy-makers and civil society - can engage, educate, and contribute to the success of the research projects towards achieving development impacts. Additionally, LASER will increase the human and institutional capacity of higher education institutions in low and middle-income countries to become global leaders in research.

?Please submit all questions by December 20, 2017. Concept notes are due on January 24, 2018. To apply and submit questions please click here.

USAID/Global Development Lab/Center for Development Research Team


LASER flyer.pdf
Posted: 12/08/2017

Deadline: 01/31/2018
Estimated Program Funding: $353,574.00
Funding Agency(s): Others


The International Nut and Dried Fruit Council Foundation (INC) promotes clinical, epidemiological, basic and/or strategic research that may contribute to enhance the understanding of the health effects of nuts and dried fruits.
The INC calls for research projects from researchers from public and private institutions, as well as not-for-profit organizations.
Since the INC represents 17 nuts and dried fruits (namely almonds, apricot kernels, Amazonia (Brazil) nuts, cashews, hazelnuts, macadamias, pecans, pine nuts, pistachios, walnuts, peanuts, dates, dried apricots, dried cranberries, dried figs, dried grapes and prunes), INC will only accept research projects with at least 3 nuts OR 3 dried fruits.
INC will not accept scientific studies that mix nuts and dried fruits.
Research proposals can include 3 or more of the above mentioned nuts and dried fruits. However, projects that compare nuts or dried fruits among themselves will not be accepted.
Up to 300,000 EUR is available for this grant. This call is for both co-funded and non co-funded projects.
Research priorities:

  1. Nuts or dried fruits and cognitive function.
  2. Nuts or dried fruits and body weight and adipose tissue distribution.
  3. Combination of nuts or dried fruits and blood pressure, clotting factors and inflammatory markers.
  4. Combination of nuts or dried fruits and glycemic load and/or diabetes.
  5. Nuts or dried fruits in exercise performance.
  6. Nuts or dried fruits and intestinal microbiota.
  7. Nuts or dried fruits and metabolomics.
  8. Nuts or dried fruits as part of a healthy diet.
  9. Intervention trials on relevant clinical end points.
  10. Meta-analysis of clinical trials.

All project proposals must be submitted using the Application Form.

Here you can find the guideline of the call.
Applications due by: January 31, 2018. 
Please send your application as one single PDF e-mail attachment before January 31, 2018, to We need an electronic copy only. Please do not send paper copies.


Posted: 12/11/2017

Deadline: 01/31/2018
Estimated Program Funding: $10,000.00
Funding Agency(s): Others


The Academic Consortium for the 21st Century (AC21) was established on June 24, 2002 at the International Forum hosted by Nagoya University, Japan, as an international network comprised of educational, research and industrial organizations throughout the world. Consisting of 18 institutions, the AC21 seeks to promote the cooperation in education and research bridging between different societies in the world to share wisdom and knowledge on different cultures necessary for co-existence beyond national and regional boundaries. The AC21 Special Project Fund was created in order to bring together members of AC21 Universities, encouraging and introducing new research opportunities, exchange, and networking for academics.


Special Project Fund was created in order to promote the development of research and educational exchange between AC21 members by providing seed funding for a variety of collaborative research projects and activities. Although research collaboration between AC21 members is important, this fund is not intended to support particular or individual research projects. It is awarded to projects that include as many participants as possible. For example, a symposium jointly held by three or more institutions, featuring speakers from these institutions, and open to all AC21 members, as well as to the general public, will serve our goal of internationalization and cooperation between members more effectively compared to simple research projects conducted by one or two individuals per institution.

Project Examples

  • Forum for graduate students
  • Small international forums
  • Mini worksops
  • Joint mini-symposia related to certain research areas
  • Joint research between small groups of researchers
  • Seed funds for schooling projects
  • Seed funds for startup long-term research projects or centers


Applicants must be NC State faculty members or members of an eligible AC21 member institution

Anticipated Funding Amount

Up to $10,000 per project will be awarded

Application Period

Applications will be accepted from November 1, 2017 to January 31, 2018

In order to avoid confusion or multiple submissions for any project involving NC State, a designated project group leader needs to submit a complete set of application materials to NC State’s AC21 Communicator, David Dixon, who will then submit it to the AC21 General Secretariat.


David Dixon, Director of Global Partnerships, Office of Global Engagement

Posted: 11/03/2017

Deadline: 02/13/2018
Estimated Program Funding: $0.00
Funding Agency(s): National Science Foundation (NSF)



The International Research Experiences for Students (IRES) program supports international research and research-related activities for U.S. science and engineering students. The IRES program contributes to development of a diverse, globally-engaged  workforce with world-class skills. IRES focuses on active research participation by undergraduate or graduate students in high quality international research, education and professional development experiences in NSF-funded research areas.  

The overarching, long-term goal of the IRES program is to enhance U.S. leadership in research and education and to strengthen economic competitiveness through training the next generation of research leaders.

This solicitation features three mechanisms; proposers are required to select one of the following tracks to submit their proposal.

Track I focuses on the development of world-class research skills in international cohort experiences.  Track II is dedicated to targeted, intensive learning and training opportunities that leverage international knowledge at the frontiers of research. Track III calls for U.S. institutional partnerships and coalitions to develop and evaluate innovative models for high-impact, large-scale international research and professional development experiences for graduate students, as individuals or groups. 

(1) IRES - Track I: IRES Sites (IS) projects engage a group of undergraduate and/or graduate students in active high quality collaborative research at an international site with mentorship from researchers at a host lab. IRES Sites must be organized around a coherent intellectual theme that may involve a single discipline or multiple disciplines funded by NSF.

(2) IRES - Track II: Advanced Studies Institutes (ASI) are intensive short courses with related activities that engage advanced graduate students in active learning and research at the frontiers of knowledge. ASIs typically range in length from ten to twenty-one days and must be held outside the United States. ASIs must have a compelling rationale for their international location and should involve distinguished active researchers in the target field from the U.S. and abroad. ASIs should enable students to develop skills and broaden professional networks, leveraging international participation and complementary resources (expertise, facilities, data, field site, etc.) for mutual benefit.

(3) IRES - Track III: New Concepts in International Graduate Experience (IGE) projects propose, implement, and evaluate creative ideas for catalyzing the development of globally engaged U.S. scientists and engineers at the graduate student level. The IGE IRES track invites professional societies and organizations in the U.S. directly associated with science and engineering education or research activities to propose innovative large-scale programs to provide high-quality international research and/or research-related professional development experiences for U.S. graduate students as individuals or groups. The proposed experiences should enhance transferable skills and expand professional networks. Graduate students recruited from a broad, diverse  applicant pool should travel to non-U.S. locations for periods of several weeks to a semester for immersive experiences under the mentorship of appropriate collaborators in the U.S. and foreign locations. The proposed international professional development model may focus on research or research-related activities in any NSF-funded area(s). Proposals that utilize, leverage and potentially expand existing global networks and infrastructure are encouraged. 

Student participants supported by IRES funds must be citizens, nationals, or permanent residents of the United States.

Students do not apply directly to NSF to participate in IRES activities. Students apply to NSF-funded investigators who receive IRES awards. To identify appropriate IRES projects, students should consult the directory of active IRES awards here

There are multiple deadlines for the various tracks, so please check the website for more details.
Posted: 01/09/2018

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: 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: 03/15/2018
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: 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