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.
The Common Fund for Commodities-25th call for proposals

The Common Fund for Commodities-25th call for proposals

→International Grant

The Common Fund for Commodities (CFC) invites applications for financial support from qualifying projects. The CFC can offer a range of financial and technical instruments of support to meet specific needs of SMEs/enterprises/businesses, cooperatives, and institutions along the entire commodity value chain in its member countries.

Eligible projects are based in one of the CFC Member Countries and intend to contribute to the Sustainable Development Goals by investing in commodity value chains. Successful applications will demonstrate clear and visible potential to achieve sustainable positive impact on the livelihoods of the poorest people who depend on commodities.

How to apply:
All interested SMEs/enterprises/businesses/cooperatives/governments are kindly invited to submit qualifying proposals no later than 1 October 2024.

Please note that Application form and Balance Sheet/Income Statement may be submitted in ENGLISH ONLY.

Apply here.

PREMIOS PROACTIVO 2024

PREMIOS PROACTIVO 2024

→National Grant

Applications for Activities and/or Projects can be submitted by all companies dedicated and/or linked to the extractive industries and energy generation. It is also aimed at public and civil society entities linked to these sectors.
To qualify, projects that have been executed in the last 3 years until before the date of the call for the reception of applications may be considered. That is, from June 2021 to May 2, 2024.

Categories:

1. Mining
to. Big
b. Median
c. Small and artisanal

2. Energy
3. Hydrocarbons
4. Mining, hydrocarbon and energy suppliers
5. State entities and civil society institutions linked to the sector

University Applicants: Aimed at university students (national and private) of all university courses and higher institutes, who are in the undergraduate stage (eighth, ninth or tenth cycle and postgraduate). The project presented must be aligned with the ProActivo 2024 Awards motto and in accordance with the specifications found in Annex A.

Registration: Applicant registration must be made through the event website according to the terms of the ProActivo 2024 Awards contest: http://www.premiosproactivo.org/

Deadline: 12 de julio, 2024.

Read the guidelines here.

Documents available for this call: Presentation Letter y Application Form.

KIX call for proposals: GPE KIX regional observatories on education system resilience

KIX call for proposals: GPE KIX regional observatories on education system resilience

→International Grant

The International Development Research Centre (IDRC) and the Global Partnership for Education (GPE) invite proposals from individual organizations, or consortia of multiple organizations, to become implementing partners in the new GPE KIX Observatory on Education System Resilience initiative. The purpose of the initiative is to contribute to the improvement of education system resilience of GPE partner countries through research and evidence. The task of implementing partners will be to establish and operate regional observatories, conduct applied research and mobilize its findings. The call expects to fund six regional observatories: one in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC), one in East, West, Central, and Southern Africa, and four in Europe, Middle East and North Africa, Asia, and the Pacific (EMAP).

This call is part of the Knowledge and Innovation Exchange (KIX), a joint endeavour of GPE and IDRC. KIX supports GPE partner countries to have and use the evidence and innovation they need to accelerate access, learning outcomes and gender equality through equitable, inclusive and resilient education systems fit for the 21st century. KIX facilitates direct knowledge sharing across GPE partner countries through four regional hubs and funds applied research on their priorities. KIX is part of GPE’s strategy to support transformative change for education in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs).

The GPE KIX Observatory on Education System Resilience initiative follows on the GPE KIX COVID-19 Observatory project. The original project focused on collecting, synthesizing and sharing evidence about education-related policy and practice responses to the COVID-19 pandemic in GPE partner countries in sub-Saharan Africa. Building on the insights of the original project and the scoping study conducted in preparation for the call, the new initiative focuses on meanings and practices of education system resilience and potential future disruptions to the education sector in GPE partner countries and expands its geographic reach from the Africa region to the LAC and EMAP regions.

The deadline for the submission of proposals is July 11, 2024 (23:59 EDT).

Apply here.

Molecular glue degraders and other protein-protein-interaction stabilisiers.

Molecular glue degraders and other protein-protein-interaction stabilisiers.

→International Grant

The Merck research grants program is open to scientists in all career stages who are affiliated with any research-based institution, university or company.

In the first stage of the Research Grants applications process, applicants submit their application containing non-confidential information only. You may apply for more than one grant or submit your application for more than one category. If your application is successful, you are invited to submit a full proposal under confidentiality and join a deep-dive workshop. All applicants are informed about the decision of the selection committee.

Molecular glues are small molecules capable of inducing proximity between a target protein and an effector protein inside the cells, hence relying on the effector protein to elicit target protein function. We are committed to providing financial support for research initiatives that concentrate on pioneering novel approaches for the screening & discovery of molecular glues.

In this category, you can apply for one grant comprising up to 100,000 €/year for up to three years with potential further collaboration.

Application deadline is 31. August 2024, 23.59 CET (Central European Time).

Apply here.

AI-Driven Drug Discovery

AI-Driven Drug Discovery

→International Grant

The Merck research grants program is open to scientists in all career stages who are affiliated with any research-based institution, university or company.

In the first stage of the Research Grants applications process, applicants submit their application containing non-confidential information only. You may apply for more than one grant or submit your application for more than one category. If your application is successful, you are invited to submit a full proposal under confidentiality and join a deep-dive workshop. All applicants are informed about the decision of the selection committee.

We have developed AIDDISON AI-powered drug discovery platform to streamline the end-to-end workflows of medicinal chemists in the early phases of drug discovery, including hit identification, lead discovery and optimization.

In this category, we offer up to 3 grants comprising AIDDISON software licenses for one year with potential further collaboration. This research grant includes extensive interaction with our scientists and training on the AIDDISON drug discovery software for teams selected to participate in the deep dive session.

Application deadline is 31. August 2024, 23.59 CET (Central European Time).

Apply here.

Augmented Reality Digital Twin

Augmented Reality Digital Twin

→International Grant

The Merck research grants program is open to scientists in all career stages who are affiliated with any research-based institution, university or company.

In the first stage of the Research Grants applications process, applicants submit their application containing non-confidential information only. You may apply for more than one grant or submit your application for more than one category. If your application is successful, you are invited to submit a full proposal under confidentiality and join a deep-dive workshop. All applicants are informed about the decision of the selection committee.

We have designed an autonomous laboratory with state-of-the-art equipment, advanced software tools and novel techniques. This automated system will require an advanced monitoring system. We are seeking research proposals to build an interactive Augmented Reality Digital Twin for our automated system’s monitoring and control.

In this category, you can apply for one grant comprising 120 000 € for one year with potential further collaboration.

Application deadline is 31. August 2024, 23.59 CET (Central European Time).

Apply here.

Old Dart Foundation

Old Dart Foundation

→International Grant

What we fund
The Old Dart Foundation supports initiatives to improve health, education and employment outcomes among impoverished women, children and young people. The Foundation has a specific geographic focus and only funds projects in Chile, Papua New Guinea, Peru and the Philippines.

If you think your work fits the criteria described above and are interested in applying for funding, please contact our team for more information using the form on the official website. We ask all our applicants to contact us before submitting their full proposal.

Our Board meets four times a year in March, June, September and November. All funding requests should be received no later than four weeks prior to Board meetings for consideration. Please contact us using the form on the website for details on application submission deadlines.

Access the official webpage.

Racial Equity Research Grants

Racial Equity Research Grants

→International Grant 

The Racial Equity Research Grants program supports education research projects that will contribute to understanding and ameliorating racial inequality in education. We are interested in funding studies that aim to understand and disrupt the reproduction and deepening of inequality in education, and which seek to (re)imagine and make new forms of equitable education. Thus, we are interested in research projects that seek to envision educational opportunities in a multiplicity of education systems, levels, settings, and developmental ranges and that reach beyond documenting conditions and paradigms that contribute to persistent racial inequalities.

Our goal for this program is to support rigorous, intellectually ambitious, and technically sound research that is relevant to the most pressing questions and compelling opportunities in relation to racial equity in education. In this cycle of funding, we will continue to fund scholarship focused on a range of communities and issues with respect to equity. We encourage proposals from across the methodological spectrum, including qualitative methods, mixed-methods, and quantitative methods. We want to especially encourage Racial Equity proposals that focus on the following areas: (1) innovative forms of measurement and assessment, (2) artificial intelligence (AI), and (3) current political challenges in k-12 and higher education around diversity, equity, and inclusion.

As with other Spencer grant programs, this program is “field-initiated” in that proposal submissions are not required to be developed around a particular research topic, discipline, design, method, or geographic location. We will be accepting applications for projects ranging from one to five years with budgets up to $75,000.

Applications Open: March 18, 2024

Intent to Apply Form Deadline: May 29, 2024, 12:00 PM Noon (Central/Chicago Time)

Full Proposal Deadline: June 27, 2024, 12:00 PM Noon (Central/Chicago Time)

Apply here.

EOCA Grants

EOCA Grants

→International Grant 

Non profit organisations can apply to EOCA for grants of up to €30,000, to implement a conservation project of up to two years in duration in any country around the world except North America (US and Canada – where the Conservation Alliance provides funding for conservation efforts from the North American outdoor industry).

Project applications are shortlisted according to their ability to meet EOCA’s criteria for funding. Using this criteria, the shortlist of projects is drawn up at the sole discretion of the General Managers, the Scientific Advisers and EOCA’s Board of Directors. The General Managers will seek further advice from EOCA’s Scientific Advisers if required. Due to the many diverse nationalities making up the whole panel, all applications must please be written in English.

The projects to successfully win funding will be chosen from the shortlist via a public vote and/or an EOCA’s members vote (in April for applications received in December and October for applications received in June).

The public vote involves some effort on the part of the projects involved, to mobilise supporters and generate votes for their project over a two week period. However, the process also gives projects a very valuable opportunity to raise the profile and awareness of their organisation and its work in an international arena. The public vote provides the opportunity to reach thousands of people that might not otherwise know about the projects.

Project applications MUST:
– protect a threatened species or habitat;
– have a link to the outdoor enthusiast (see Funding Criteria for full details); AND
– involve hands-on practical conservation work.

BEFORE STARTING YOUR APPLICATION, PLEASE READ THE FUNDING CRITERIA PAGE CAREFULLY. It will help you understand the types of nature conservation projects we are looking for and the information we need from you.

Apply here.

Proyectos Especiales: Proyectos de Incorporación de Investigadores Postdoctorales en Instituciones Peruanas 2024

Proyectos Especiales: Proyectos de Incorporación de Investigadores Postdoctorales en Instituciones Peruanas 2024

→National Grant

Objective: The Special Projects: Projects for the Incorporation of Postdoctoral Researchers in Peruvian Institutions seek to incorporate young postdoctoral researchers who contribute significantly to generating new knowledge and finding solutions to problems of national interest, through the improvement of institutional capacities of I +D+i.

Priorities of the call: The proposals presented in this competition must be framed in one of the areas of OECD knowledge, and preferably related to one of the following thematic areas:

Thematic areas

1. Adaptation and mitigation to climate change

2. Valuation and sustainable use of biodiversity

3. Circular Economy

4. Health

5. Food safety

6. Renewable energies

7. Information and communication technologies ICTs

Target audiences:

The following Applicant Entities that carry out research or technological development in CTI may participate in this competition:

  • Universities that are licensed by SUNEDU on the closing date of the application.
  • Public Research Institutes (IPIs).
  • Non-profit public or private research and/or technological development and/or technological innovation centers.
  • Public or private Productive Innovation and Technology Transfer Centers (CITEs).
  • Peruvian companies in the productive or service sector that have registered an annual sale of more than 150 UIT in the year 2022.

Deadline: Thursday, June 6, 2024 at 13:00:00 local time UTC/GMT -5 hours

Read the guidelines in the official webpage.