External funding opportunities

Assistance for R&D Proposals’ Preparation
The UTEC Office of Research offers personalized assistance for the formulation of proposals to be presented in external funding opportunities. To request assistance, write to investigacion@utec.edu.pe at least 5 business days before the proposal submission deadline.
Office of Naval Research (ONR) and  Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR) Funding Opportunities

Office of Naval Research (ONR) and  Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR) Funding Opportunities

– Application Process –

  1. The applicant’s Institution must hold an active SAM.gov Registry, including a valid Unique Entity ID (formerly known as DUNS number) and an NCAGE number. Verify UTEC registration status with the Office of Research (investigacion@utec.edu.pe) .
  2. Applicants must check prioritized research topics in each agency’s “Broad Agency Announcement (BAA)” See AFOSR BAA, ONR BAA, ONR Sponsored Research Areas.
  3. Applicants must write a proposal, that addresses any current BAA, in a white paper format (see example here):

→The white-paper proposal format:

• Proposal title
• Your full contact information and position at your institution. Include mailing address, email, phone and fax numbers.
• Specify AFOSR’s or ONR’s BAA topic / name of Program Manager
• A brief project description, problem statement, objectives, and technical relevance.
• Approaches proposed to solve problem
• What resources, human and physical, are available.
• An approximate estimate of the cost (Overhead, Materials, Equipment, Salaries, Travel)

→White-paper should be no longer than 2-3 pages.

• May attach brief résumé scientific personnel involved
• May attach supporting papers/publications

4. Submit your white paper to UTEC Office of research writing to investigacion@utec.edu.pe, indicating “ONR/AFOSR proposal” in the subject line.

5. All white papers from UTEC will be sent to the Southern Office of Aerospace Research and Development (SOARD) where they will be initially reviewed for relevance, academic merit and pertinence (how they match an ongoing agency research interest).

6. The corresponding Agency will contact researchers that pass the first filter to work on a full proposal, to submit to centralized offices for funding, matching UTEC applicants with researchers within ONR / AFOSR.

Wellcome Discovery Awards

Wellcome Discovery Awards

This scheme provides funding for established researchers and teams from any discipline who want to pursue bold and creative research ideas to deliver significant shifts in understanding that could improve human life, health and wellbeing.

Where the host organisation of the lead applicant is based:
UK, Republic of Ireland, Low- or middle-income countries (apart from India and mainland China)

Level of funding:
You should ask for the resources you need for your research programme – see the ‘What we offer’ section on this page. You will need to justify this in your application.

Duration of funding:
Usually 8 years, but may be less for some disciplines, and may only be longer if held on a part-time basis.

Deadline for new applications
Application deadline: 06 December 2022, 17:00 GMT

Visit the official webpage for more information.

Wellcome Career Development Awards

Wellcome Career Development Awards

→International Grant

This scheme provides funding for mid-career researchers from any discipline who have the potential to be international research leaders. They will develop their research capabilities, drive innovative programmes of work and deliver significant shifts in understanding that could improve human life, health and wellbeing.

Where your host organisation is based:
UK, Republic of Ireland, Low- or middle-income countries (apart from India and mainland China)

Level of funding:
You should ask for your salary (if required) and the resources you need for your research programme – see the ‘What we offer’ section on this page. You will need to justify this in your application.

Duration of funding:
Usually 8 years, but may be less for some disciplines and may only be longer if held on a part-time basis.

Deadline for new applications
Application deadline: 01 December 2022, 17:00 GMT

Visit the official webpage for more information.

Call for two junior researchers to participate in the twenty-ninth scientific expedition from Peru to Antarctica

Call for two junior researchers to participate in the twenty-ninth scientific expedition from Peru to Antarctica

→International Grant

The Directorate of Antarctic Affairs of the General Directorate of Sovereignty, Limits and Antarctic Affairs of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Peru summons 02 national junior researchers to participate in the Projects “Current and future connectivity and distribution of benthic Charcotia amphipods in the Southern Ocean” and “Zooplankton biodiversity”, led by researchers from the Belgian Science Policy Office (BELSPO), which are developed in the Twenty-ninth Peruvian Scientific Expedition to Antarctica (ANTAR XXIX).

The Peruvian junior researcher must be a Master or PhD student with training in Biology and/or Aquatic Resources and/or Fishery Engineering and/or Marine Biology. Desirable, who has experience developing work on board marine platforms, in the determination of marine invertebrates of polar environments and/or Antarctic benthos.

This exchange will provide the opportunity to work with Belgian researchers with extensive experience in their field and to travel to Antarctica as part of ANTAR XXIX, giving you the opportunity to be part of one of the projects and to continue working on future projects, as well as to be part of the publications generated as a result of the project.

It is worth mentioning that the selected ones or the Institution that sponsors them will cover the costs of travel expenses and plane tickets from Lima-Punta Arenas-Lima.

During your participation on the ship, the MRE and the MINDEF will cover your food, life/health insurance, medical examinations, and you will be given the corresponding Antarctic clothing.

Those interested should send their CV documented in PDF format to the email ant.cientifica@rree.gob.pe, until October 15 of this year. On October 21, interviews will be held with those chosen, and on October 25 the final result will be announced.

Read the official call here.

Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation Fund

Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation Fund

→International Grant

The Fund has been established to provide targeted grants to individual species conservation initiatives, recognize leaders in the field and elevate the importance of species in the broader conservation debate. Its focus is global and eligibility for grants will extend to all plant, animal and fungi species conservation efforts, without discrimination on the basis of region or selected species. However, it is very competitive indeed with only around 12% of applicants in 2019 receiving a grant.

Grants will be awarded based on their ability to meet criteria pre-determined by the Species Fund, and are for maximum of $25,000 for each project.

You can complete and submit the application online by clicking here. Before starting an application, please ensure that you have read and understood the application criteria (especially relating to the species conservation status) and have had a look at the Frequently Asked Questions page on the Fund’s website.

Once your application has been submitted you will receive an automated email acknowledging receipt of your application, which will also contain log in details.

For any questions regarding the application, or to be added to the Fund’s contact database, please use the “Contact Us” details provided, or send an email to enquiries@mbzf.org or Nheard@mbzf.org

Deadline is 31st October, 2022.

Visit the official webpage.

IKI Medium Grants 2022

IKI Medium Grants 2022

→International Grant

Status of the procedure
The deadline for submitting project outlines for this year’s ideas competition is 13 December 2022, 23:59 (CET). A maximum of ten projects worth up to 6.5 million euros in public funding will be selected.

The selected projects are expected to start in the fourth quarter of 2023.

Funding priorities

The 2022 call of the IKI Medium Grants focuses on:

  • Accelerating towards net-zero emissions: Empowering youth-led initiatives for climate change mitigation
  • Innovative collaborations between civil society and the private sector for integrated biodiversity and climate protection

Supporting document IKI Medium Grants 2022 (English | docx)

Concept note template IKI Medium Grants 2022 (English | docx)

*Note: Funding is available for non-profit civil society organisations (non-governmental organisations, associations, foundations, think tanks) and academic institutions (universities and research institutions), as well as non-profit companies that have a registered office in Germany at the time of the grant approval. These organisations must enter into a partnership with one or two local implementing organisations based in the implementing country or region.

Deadline: From 13.09.2022 to 13.12.2022

Visit the official webpage for more information.

Online seminar on the current call:

As part of the call of project ideas, an online seminar conducted in German will be offered for interested organisations, to give an overview of the IKI Medium Grants programme and selection procedure.

Online seminar: 6 October 2022, 13:00 – 15:00 Hrs (CEST)

Introduction to the IKI Medium Grants funding programme and general information on the selection procedure.

Research-Practice Partnerships: Collaborative research for educational change

Research-Practice Partnerships: Collaborative research for educational change

→International Grant

The Research-Practice Partnership (RPP) Grants Program is intended to support education research projects that engage in collaborative and participatory partnerships with project budgets up to $400,000 and durations of up to three years. We accept Intent to Apply forms once a year in this program.

We view partnerships as an important approach to knowledge generation and the improvement of education, broadly construed. Over the long term, we anticipate that research conducted by RPPs will result in new insights into the processes, practices, and policies that improve education for learners, educators, families, communities, and institutions where learning and teaching happen (e.g., schools, universities, museums, other workplaces).

Details about the program and application process can be found below. In addition, you may wish to read the RPP Writing Guide found here. Various details discussed in this request for proposals document are elaborated on in the writing guide.

Lastly and if of interest, The Spencer Foundation publishes annual reports that speak to funding trends. Please see the Annual Report section of the website: https://www.spencer.org/annual-reports

Intent to Apply: November 9, 2022, 12:00PM (Noon) CENTRAL

Full Proposal Deadline: December 7, 2022, 12:00PM (Noon) CENTRAL

Program contact: Maricelle Garcia (research-practice-partnership@spencer.org)

Visit the official webpage.

Call for proposals: Joint Canada-Israel Health Research Program Phase II – 2022–2023 competition (Open)

Call for proposals: Joint Canada-Israel Health Research Program Phase II – 2022–2023 competition (Open)

→International Grant

This second call for proposals under phase II is directed toward proposals in the field of communicable diseases, with a particular focus on investigating underlying biological mechanisms and impacts on global health. Potential topics may include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Discovery research to identify new pathogens and their distribution in human populations
  • New therapeutic approaches for communicable diseases
  • Drug resistance biology and mechanism in infectious disease
  • Host-parasite interactions
  • New directions in vaccine research for infectious diseases
  • New biomarkers for infectious disease detection, characterization and monitoring
  • Vector-borne and zoonotic diseases, including the impact of climate change on zoonotic disease distribution
  • New technology platforms for rapid detection of pathogens of pandemic importance

Exclusions: SARS-CoV-2/COVID-19 research, studies, surveys, clinical trials and work primarily aimed at informing public health policy are NOT eligible for funding through this opportunity. However, the use of randomization in basic biomedical research studies is accepted.

Eligibility
Phase II of the Joint Canada-Israel Health Research Program seeks to support fundamental research at the cutting-edge of biomedical science and global health.

Proposals must be co-led by three independent investigators: one from Canada, one from Israel and one from a low- or middle-income country. Teams are required to establish knowledge mobilization plans. This could include a range of activities that support research, training and exchange, while taking advantage of this funding opportunity to design a collaborative international research project.

More details
Further details on the call and detailed guidelines for submission are published on CIHR’s Funding Opportunity database.

Deadlines

In Canada
Registration: January 17, 2023 at 20:00 Ottawa time; Application: February 16, 2023 at 20:00 Ottawa time

In Israel
Registration: January 17, 2023 at 13:00 Jerusalem time; Application: February 15, 2023 at 13:00 Jerusalem time

Mediterranean Forestry and Natural Resources Management

Mediterranean Forestry and Natural Resources Management

→International Grant

Call for Applications to the Erasmus Mundus Master Programme MEDfOR: Mediterranean Forestry and Natural Resources Management

Applications to the next MEDfOR edition 2023/2025 are now open from September 15th to December 15th 2022.

The MEDfOR Programme is open to candidates from all over the world, who have a bachelor degree on Forestry, Natural Resources Management, Biological Sciences, Environmental and Earth Sciences, Mathematics, Economics, Engineering, Chemistry, Biochemistry or similar areas.

Erasmus Mundus scholarships will be offered to the best ranked candidates.

DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS: 15th December 2022

More information at: www.medfor.eu

Darwin Initiative: Round 29

Darwin Initiative: Round 29

→International Grant

Round 29 of the Darwin Initiative include the following schemes:

Darwin Initiative Main
Round 29 sees the continuation of Darwin Initiative Main, now in its 30th year. Darwin Initiative Main invites applications for environmental projects between £100,000 and £600,000.

You need to apply online for Round 29 Darwin Initiative projects through the Flexi-Grant Application Portal.

Once you have read the guidance, complete the Darwin Initiate Main Round 29 – Stage 1 application form on the Flexi-Grant application portal. For drafting purposes, you may find the Darwin Initiative Main – Stage 1 application form useful.

If you are invited to Stage 2 you will be asked to complete the Stage 2 application form on the Flexi-Grant portal. For drafting purposes, you may find the Darwin Initiative Round 29 – Stage 2 application form useful.

Darwin Initiative Extra
Darwin Initiative Extra will continue under Round 29 for projects between £600,000 and £5m. Darwin Initiative Extra is intended for projects that are on a clear scaling pathway: building on good evidence from smaller projects to demonstrating the potential to scale further by completion and delivering strong results for biodiversity conservation and poverty reduction.

Once you have read the guidance, complete the Darwin Initiative Extra Round 29 application form on the Flexi-Grant application portal.

For drafting purposes, you may find the Darwin Initiative Extra Round 29 application form useful.

Darwin Initiative Capability & Capacity
Darwin Initiative Capability & Capacity will also continue under Round 29 and invite projects that focus on developing the capability and capacity of national and local organisation to efficiently deliver effective and successful biodiversity conservation – poverty reduction projects. These will be £50,000 – £200,000 projects.

Once you have read the guidance, complete the Darwin Initiative Capability & Capacity Round 29 application form on the Flexi-Grant application portal.

For drafting purposes, you may find the Darwin Initiative Capability and Capacity Round 29 application form useful.

Darwin Initiative Innovation
Darwin Initiative Innovation welcomes applications for projects ranging from £10,000 to £200,000. Darwin Initiative Innovation is aimed at projects intending to test a novel approach that if proven could scale to deliver results for biodiversity conservation and poverty reduction.

Once you have read the guidance, complete the Darwin Initiative Innovation Round 29 application form on the Flexi-Grant application portal.

For drafting purposes, you may find the Darwin Initiative Innovation Round 29 application form useful.

When to apply

Darwin Initiative Capability & Capacity and Innovation
The timetable for Round 29 is:

  • Call for applications: Monday 5 September 2022
  • Deadline for applications: Monday 7 November 2022
  • Expected notification of successful project: at end of February 2023 at the earliest
  • Expected start date for successful projects: April 2023

Visit the official webpage for more information.