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There are 9 opportunity(s) listed at this time .


Deadline: 10/24/2018
Estimated Program Funding: $0.00
Funding Agency(s): U.S. Agency for International DevelopmentĀ (USAID)


Please see the information below we pass on to you from the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) on their seeking of concept notes for a new Fed the Future Innovation Lab on food security, due by October 24th.


USAID seeking concept notes for new Innovation Lab on Food Security, due by October 24th


Solicitation for new Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Food Security Policy Research, Capacity and Influence:  The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) is seeking concept notes by October 24 for a new Feed the Future Innovation Lab focused on policy research related to food security, capacity strengthening for research, and expanding the policy influence of such research.  (A webinar by USAID to answer questions is planned for October 12.)


The link to the Notice of Funding Opportunity is here: with an accessible summary here:    


Prime awardee will be a U.S. university, with strong encouragement to partner with a range of others including minority serving institutions
Posted: 09/21/2018

Deadline: 10/31/2018
Estimated Program Funding: $0.00
Funding Agency(s): North Carolina State University

NC State Global offers funding for NC State faculty to enhance research collaboration and academic exchange with colleagues at Nagoya University in Japan.



The longstanding relationship between North Carolina State University and Nagoya University serves as a strategic partnership to leverage complementary strengths and inter-disciplinary scholarship in the advancement of research collaboration and academic exchanges. These awards are designed to provide pump-priming and early contact partner outreach with the expectation that they will lead to more substantive engagement.

Funds will support international travel and related activities leading to high-quality research collaboration. The intention is that these collaborations will result in high-quality outputs, such as workshops/seminars, research collaboration, exchanges of researchers and graduate students, publication of joint papers from collaborative research, or follow-on joint research bids.

2018-19 Proposal Timeline

  • Proposal announcement – September 5, 2018
  • Proposal deadline – 5:00 p.m. EST on October 30, 2018, 6:00 a.m. JST on October 31, 2018 by completing the online application. (Questions can be directed to Late submissions will not be considered.
  • Funds available – December 1, 2018

Click here to apply. 


2017 Funded Proposals

  • Designing reconfigurable soft materials using light-activated rotational jamming
    NC State PI: Lilian Hsiao, College of Engineering
    Nagoya PI: Takeshi Kawasaki
  • Towards Developing the Next Generation Biocatalysts for a Sustainable Global Chemical Industry
    NC State PI: Reza Ghiladi, College of Sciences
    Nagoya PI: Osami Shoji
  • Development of Biomedical Engineering based on Micro-and Nanotechnology
    NC State PI: Nancy Allbritton, College of Engineering
    Nagoya PI: Yoshinobu Baba


Mr. David Dixon, North Carolina State University
Mr. Masa Fukai, Nagoya University
Posted: 09/11/2018

Deadline: 11/02/2018
Estimated Program Funding: $1,000.00
Funding Agency(s): North Carolina State University

The International Travel Assistance Fund encourages and supports faculty or staff international engagement in research, teaching and other scholarly activities. Faculty and staff can request $1,000 to use towards international travel that relates to NC State’s global strategic plan.

Up to ten applicants will be selected for funding. Applications will be evaluated in terms of importance, need and potential impact. The supplemental fund will defray costs associated with existing travel plans for academic purposes including, but not limited to; research collaboration, partnership development, study abroad program development or other scholarly activities. The fund is available to faculty and staff in all disciplines. Department Head (or equivalent) approval is required.


  • All full-time, permanent NC State employees are eligible to apply for funding.
  • International travel must take place between January 1, 2019 and December 31, 2019. Applications for travel prior to January 1, 2019 will not be considered.
  • Applications indicating collaboration with NC State global strategic partners will be given priority.
  • Travel Assistance funds are not intended to support individual conference attendance, but rather are intended for enhancing partnership development. Exceptions may be granted if conference attendance occurs in conjunction with additional global engagement activities.

    Application Process:

  • Complete the International Travel Assistance Fund Application.
  • Obtain department head or equivalent supervisor approval.
  • Upload the Signature Page and submit the application by November 2, 2018.
Posted: 10/12/2018

Deadline: 11/14/2018
Estimated Program Funding: $0.00
Funding Agency(s): Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF)

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation is inviting proposals for the latest round of the Grand Challenges Explorations initiative. Applications on the following six topics will be accepted until Wednesday, November 14, 2018 11:30 am PST:

We also invite all who have applied to Grand Challenges Explorations over its 10-year history to fill out a short survey. This survey was sent to you on August 2 from our research partner, the National Business Research Institute (NBRI). Thank you to the over 5,000 who have already responded. We will be resending the survey to those who have not yet responded. We hope to learn as comprehensively as possible what direct and indirect impact the initiative has had, whether the proposal was funded by the Gates Foundation or not – and we expect to identify ways we can improve this way of seeking and funding great ideas from all over the world.

Grand Challenges Explorations (GCE) grants have already been awarded to almost 1400 researchers in more than 65 countries. Initial grants are for USD $100,000 and successful projects are eligible to receive follow-on funding of up to USD $1 million. Proposals are solicited twice a year for an expanding set of global health and development challenges. Applications are only two pages, and no preliminary data is required. Applicants can be at any experience level; in any discipline; and from any type of organization, including colleges and universities, government laboratories, research institutions, non-profit organizations and for-profit companies.

We invite you to read summaries of the GCE grants funded to date and to explore an interactive world map of projects across the global Grand Challenges funding partner network. We look forward to receiving innovative ideas from around the world. If you have a great idea, please apply. If you know someone else who has a great idea, please forward this message.

The Grand Challenges Team

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Posted: 09/20/2018

Deadline: 11/21/2018
Estimated Program Funding: $70,000.00
Funding Agency(s): U.S. - Israel Binational Science Foundation (BSF)

The U.S. – Israel Binational Science Foundation (BSF) is pleased to announce the opening of a new round of applications in joint funding programs in Ecology and Evolution of Infectious Disease (EEID), with the Environmental Biology Division (DEB), in the Biological Science Directorate (BIO) of the U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF), and in cooperation with other agencies.
The terms of this program are as follows:
1. This NSF-BSF program is not a “special” program with the NSF setting aside money for potential grants. Rather, it is an integral part of the regular NSF programs in this discipline, with no “special” funds. Clear understanding of it by the U.S. partner is essential before embarking on proposal writing.
Synopsis of the Program:
2. The 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. This includes, for example, the spread of pathogens; the influence of environmental factors such as climate; the population dynamics and genetics of reservoir species or hosts; the cultural, social, behavioral, and economic dimensions of disease transmission. Research may be on zoonotic, environmentally-borne, vector-borne, or enteric diseases of either terrestrial or freshwater systems and organisms, including diseases of animals and plants, at any scale from specific pathogens to inclusive environmental systems. Proposals for research on disease systems of public health concern to developing countries are strongly encouraged, as are disease systems of concern in agricultural systems. Investigators are encouraged to develop the appropriate
multidisciplinary team, including for example, modelers, bioinformaticians, genomics researchers, social scientists, economists, epidemiologists, entomologists, parasitologists, microbiologists, bacteriologists, virologists, pathologists or veterinarians, with the goal of integrating knowledge across disciplines to enhance our ability to predict and control infectious diseases.
For a full program description please read the NSF solicitation here:
Regardless of the system or approach taken, a proposal must have a significant focus on the ecology of disease transmission to be eligible for funding.
The EEID program is not intended to be the only avenue of support by the participating agencies for supporting research on infectious diseases. Specifically, proposals submitted in response to this announcement must address ecological dynamics and among-host transmission, even when evolutionary studies are a substantive part of the proposal. Investigations that are outside the scope of this EEID announcement include:
? those limited solely to genetic patterns of evolutionary change (e.g., comparative genomics),
? those that focus solely on human diseases without considering the broader ecological context,
? those that focus solely on within-host biological processes,
? those that focus solely on vector species ecology, and
? those that have not pre-indentified at least one pathogenic organism that will be the focus of the study (i.e., metagenomic surveys to identify the pathogenic organism are not included in this solicitation).
Projects focusing on marine systems are no longer accepted, except for those dealing with aquacultural systems within the purview of the USDA-National Institute of Food and Agriculture.
3. Prior to submission, the U.S. applicant should contact the appropriate NSF program manager to discuss the research focus of his international project.
4. Applications are to be submitted to the NSF according to its submission regulation, even if the application may eventually be chosen for a grant by the NIH or USDA. See the NSF solicitation for further details on the joint review process.
5. Applications must be submitted jointly by an Israeli, and an U.S. scientist from a U.S. research institution.
6. The NSF accepts applications only from U.S. scientists, and submission to the NSF should be made by the U.S. PI alone (the Israeli does not appear as a formal co-PI on the application). However, in the collaborative applications, the role of the Israeli partner(s) must be described. Furthermore, it should be clearly explained why the contribution of the Israeli PI to the research project is important/essential.
7. If awarded a grant, the U.S. scientist will receive a grant from the NSF, while the Israeli scientist will receive a grant from the BSF.
8. The size of the BSF grant to the Israeli is expected to be up to 70,000$/year for experimental programs and up to $40,000/year for theoretical or computer based program, subject to the availability of funds. If more than a single Israeli group is involved in the research, the budget may be increased by up to 50%.
9. BSF will follow the decision by the U.S. funding agency regarding the length of the project.
10. The program will use a single submission process, without a pre-proposal stage.
11. The program is expected to be held annually.
12. We have put together a short presentation with tips for Israeli PIs who are interested in submitting an NSF-BSF proposal. We advise that you read it carefully before starting to look for a partner. You can download it here
Posted: 09/04/2018

Deadline: 01/15/2019
Estimated Program Funding: $37,000.00
Funding Agency(s): U.S. - Israel Binational Agricultural Research and Development Fund (BARD)

The Vaadia-BARD Postdoctoral Fellowship program is designed to identify and support young scientists who will eventually become leaders in agricultural sciences and technologies in universities and research institutes in the United States and Israel. The primary objective of the fellowship is to enable these young scientists to acquire new skills and techniques while becoming professionally established in the agricultural research community. The program promotes cooperative agricultural research between postdoctoral fellows from one country (the United States or Israel) and established scientists from the other. Recipients will travel to the host country to carry out their research. BARD gives preference to applicants with innovative research topics that are relevant to agricultural issues.

Award duration: One year; successful applicants, with the agreement of their mentor, become eligible for a second year of funding wherein the funding is shared on a matching basis between BARD and the host lab.

Award amount: $37,000 including travel expenses + $8,000 dependant allowance.

Submission date: yearly, mid January
Posted: 06/05/2018

Deadline: 01/15/2019
Estimated Program Funding: $0.00
Funding Agency(s): U.S. - Israel Binational Agricultural Research and Development Fund (BARD)

Purpose: To enable Ph.D. students in one country (the United States or Israel) to travel to the other country (Israel or the United States) in order to acquire new skills and techniques in their field of study. The exchange will promote collaboration between scientists of both countries and expose the student to the ongoing research in the other county in the area of his/her present and future research.

Award period: Two to six months.

Award amount: $1500 per month and $2000 to cover travel costs.

Submission date: Yearly, by mid January.
Posted: 06/05/2018

Deadline: 01/15/2019
Estimated Program Funding: $0.00
Funding Agency(s): U.S. - Israel Binational Agricultural Research and Development Fund (BARD)

Purpose: The objective of the senior Research Fellowship is to promote cooperative agricultural research between established scientists from the United States and hosts from Israel. Such fellowships should provide BARD and its scientists with input into advanced research areas and enhance scientific cooperation.

Award duration: Two to twelve months.

Award amount: $3,000 per month plus a onetime allocation of $2,000 for travel.

Submission date: Yearly, by Mid January.
Posted: 06/05/2018

Deadline: 01/15/2019
Estimated Program Funding: $20,000.00
Funding Agency(s): U.S. - Israel Binational Agricultural Research and Development Fund (BARD)

Purpose: The purpose of the BARD workshop is to identify research needs in areas of new development, to define directions and opportunities regarding contemporary agricultural needs and provide information needed to address policy issues. The workshop is intended to promote increased contact between BARD scientists and other scientists throughout the world who work in academic and industrial communities in areas related to the binational agricultural interests of BARD.

Scientists affiliated with public or private non-profit research institutions in the United States and Israel are eligible to apply.

Cooperation: BARD workshops are a cooperative effort of scientists from both the United States and Israel. The proposal is to be submitted jointly, by at least one scientist from each country.

Award amount: Varies: $20,000 to $45,000.

Submission date: Yearly, mid January
Posted: 06/05/2018