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|USAID's Science, Technology, Innovation, and Partnerships (STIP) annual Program Statement (APS)|
Description: USAID recently announced a new opportuntity for science, technology, innovation and partnership grants that involve building the capacity of higher education institutions in lower and middle income countries (those countries with a USAID Mission). An estimated 4-6 awards of $500,000 to $1M over a period of 2-3 years will be provided to US higher education institutions working n partnership with higher education institutions in lower and middle income countries. Concept Papers are due on April 6, 2018. USAIDâ€™s Science, Technology, Innovation, and Partnerships (STIP) Annual Program Statement (APS) aims to draw on the strengths of the global academic community and broader development community to facilitate cross-sectoral collaboration toward solving high-priority development challenges. Details are available on the USAID website (keywords: STIP APS) or at http://www.hesn2.org/aps USF is fortunate to have a USAID Development Diplomat in Residence: Caryle Cammisa (firstname.lastname@example.org) with an office located in the Patel College for Global Solutions, Patel Center for Global Solutions. Caryle has offered to serve as a resource for interested parties. Caryle wisely suggests that faculty, research groups, departments/colleges with existing relationships with higher education institutions in developing countries would be best positioned to respond (i.e. there is clearly not sufficient time to identify or develop new partnerships). Traditional partnerships between LMIC researchers and U.S. researchers are effective at building individual professional and technical competence, but are less successful in addressing institutional barriers preventing LMIC HEIs from becoming globally recognized sources of scientific knowledge and innovation. Here, USAID/LAB is seeking to support innovative and catalytic partnerships between whole departments, universities, or consortia of academic institutions in LMICs and in the U.S. These institutional partnerships should go beyond traditional â€œcapacity buildingâ€ such as training, construction or equipment purchases and faculty/student exchange models, to accelerate sustainable human and institutional capacity within LMIC institutions. Ideal LMIC partners will have an existing foundational capacity for STIP and will use this opportunity to make exponential gains toward becoming a global leader in scientific research, innovation, and/or education. Proposed activity should align with the priorities of the in-country USAID Mission. HEI partners should also engage with other local actors (i.e. NGOs, Government Ministries, private businesses, etc.) to support outcomes and bolster impact. Example activities/ objectives include, but are not limited to: activities designed to elicit university or country policy changes that would allow LMIC research programs to function more effectively; developing and implementing strategies for improving effective translation of local research and local university derived innovations to action; working to identify, leverage, and manage new or existing financial and other resources to accelerate research potential; establishing innovative university curricula and training programs to meet local science and technology needs and develop a more STIP-competent workforce; facilitating effective partnerships with local implementers, governments, and private sector players; establishing regional centers of excellence, innovation hubs, digital/data centers, etc.
Restrictions: Because USAID seeks to increase the capacity of part or all of the LMIC HEI, while leveraging an all-of-university approach from the US-based HEI, all HEIs are restricted to submitting one Concept Note as the lead LMIC or U.S. applicant. If more than one application is received with the same lead LMIC or US HEI, or that has the same proposed project director, USAID will seek written clarification from the relevant office(s) of sponsored programs regarding which Concept Note should be considered for review. If clarification is not resolved within 2 business days, both applications will be deemed ineligible. Alternatively, a signed letter from an authorizing official within the universityâ€™s office of sponsored programing can be submitted with Concept Notes by the submission date to clarify and verify that the applicant has the sole official support from the university. The verified concept note will be accepted for evaluation and all other concept notes submitted by that HEI will be deemed ineligible for non-compliance with the conditions of this Addendum. They will be notified accordingly via email. Please note, HEIs can serve as sub-awardees or supporting partners on multiple applications.
Internal Deadline: 3/23/2018
Agency Deadline: 4/6/2018
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Description: The Arnold and Mabel Beckman Foundation will provide several one-time awards to offset the purchase cost of cryo-electron microscopes and detectors. The funding will be used exclusively as a contribution towards the cryo-EM equipment purchase cost, up to $2.5M per award. The Foundation will consider proposals for a broad range of cryo-EM microscopes and detectors, from mid-level screening instruments to high-end microscopes outfitted with direct electron detectors. Applicants shall identify the exact configuration of microscope and detectors they would purchase in the proposal, and justify why that level of capability is appropriate for the research programs centered at the Institute. The Foundation will not consider grants that only add workflow equipment to existing cryo-EM facilities. The Foundation will consider applications from individual institutions or from consortia of institutions whose combined resources meet the requirements below. For any consortium application, there must be a â€œLead Institutionâ€, defined as the institute that will have the new cryo-EM facility on their property; the Lead Institution must meet the eligibility requirements below.
Restrictions: One application per invited institution
Internal Deadline: 4/15/2018
Agency Deadline: 6/15/2018
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|NIH R25 - Science Education Partnership Award (SEPA)|
Description: The NIH Research Education Program (R25) supports research education activities in the mission areas of the NIH. The over-arching goal of this NIGMS R25 program is to support educational activities that complement and/or enhance the training of a workforce to meet the nation's biomedical, behavioral and clinical research needs. To this end, this funding opportunity announcement (FOA) encourages the development of innovative educational activities for pre-kindergarten to grade 12 (P-12), pre-service and in-service teachers (Teachers) and students from underserved communities with a focus on Courses for Skills Development, Research Experiences, Mentoring Activities, Curriculum or Methods Development and Outreach. Information on current SEPA projects can be found at: https://www.nigms.nih.gov/Research/crcb/sepa/Pages/default.aspx and http://nihsepa.org. Applicants are strongly encouraged to consult with the SEPA Scientific/Research Contact to be advised on the appropriateness of the intended P-12 STEM or ISE project for SEPA program objectives and the priorities of the NIGMS.
Restrictions: One application per institution. LOI due 30 days prior to the application due date, 7/9/18
Internal Deadline: 5/8/2018
Agency Deadline: 6/8/2018
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Description: Any domestic biomedical institution, whether solely research or educational, is invited to submit one candidate for the Mallinckrodt Board's consideration. Each institution is allowed to submit one proposal. Applicants should be in the first to fourth year of their tenure track faculty position and not have current R01 funding. Grants are usually $60,000 and funding commences on October 1. No indirect costs are allowed. Salary is acceptable. Annual submission deadline: August 1 Effective April 20, 2016, only one applicant per institution will be accepted. If your institution is a subsidiary of a medical school, only one applicant will be accepted. For example, Massachusetts General Hospital would be part of Harvard Medical School. The two institutions would need to collaborate to submit one proposal.
Restrictions: One applicant per Institution
Internal Deadline: 7/1/2018
Agency Deadline: 8/1/2018
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