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NSF/FDA Scholar-in-Residence at FDA - NSF 10-533
The National Science Foundation (NSF), through the Directorate for Engineering's Division of Chemical, Bioengineering, Environmental, and Transport Systems (CBET), and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), through its Center for Devices and Radiological Health (CDRH) have established the NSF/FDA Scholar-in-Residence Program at FDA. This program comprises an interagency partnership for the investigation of scientific and engineering issues concerning emerging trends in medical device technology. This partnership is designed to enable investigators in science, engineering, and mathematics to develop research collaborations within the intramural research environment at the FDA. This solicitation features four flexible mechanisms for support of research at the FDA: 1) Faculty at FDA; 2) Graduate Student Fellowships; 3) Postdoctoral Fellowships; and, 4) Undergraduate Student Research Experiences. Undergraduate student participants supported with NSF funds must be citizens or permanent residents of the United States.
Proposals accepted anytime

National Academy of Sciences: Communication Researcher and Practitioner Partnerships
The National Academy of Sciences, with support from the Rita Allen Foundation, has issued a Request for Proposals to support the formation of new partnerships between science communication researchers and practitioners. The awards respond to a recent NAS report, Communicating Science Effectively: A Research Agenda, which calls for those who research and practice science communication to work more closely together to expand actionable knowledge about effective approaches. Two grants of $37,500 will be awarded to support the formation and development of science communication researcher–practitioner partnerships. Partnerships should be collaborative in all phases of the research, including design, execution, evaluation, and dissemination. In addition, partnerships must extend beyond the types of relationships where researchers conduct evaluations and report results back to practitioners or engage practitioners in a limited aspect of the research, such as collecting data. The winning teams will present their progress at the Sackler Colloquium, the Science of Science Communication III: Inspiring Novel Collaborations and Building Capacity, November 16–17, 2017, at the National Academy of Sciences in Washington, D.C.
June 1, 2017

Humanitarian Water Air Food Awards: 2017 Awards
The Humanitarian Water Air Food Awards (WAF) acknowledge and promote individuals and organizations that implement sustainable projects to secure water, clean air, and food — and that empower local communities. The call is open worldwide for pioneering projects that have at least two years of success in bringing best practices and relevant change in the focus areas of water, food, or clean air. The winners will receive a monetary prize and visibility at the annual WAF awards ceremony.
June 5, 2017

Africa Food Prize: Call for Nominations 2017
Co-sponsored by the Alliance for a Green Revolution and Yara International, the Africa Food Prize honors outstanding contributions to agriculture and food production in the challenge to combat hunger and reduce poverty in Africa. The Prize can be awarded for a specific contribution or achievement, or for a series of efforts and results within the last few years. Nominations are open to qualified candidates irrespective of their nationalities, professions, or locations.
June 5, 2017

Department of State: Supporting Tunisia's Agribusiness Sector
The program aims to increase the productivity, competitiveness, and sustainability in selected value chains and areas of the agribusiness sector to boost Tunisia’s agro-food exports. The program aims to increase the productivity, competitiveness and sustainability in selected value chains and areas of the agribusiness sector to boost agro-food exports – thereby creating employment opportunities. This can be achieved by creating hubs for learning, knowledge sharing about international standards, and for capacity building leveraging the research expertise within the private sector that would potentially bridge gaps between innovation and product marketing.
June 8, 2017

2017-EAP-BKREO Regional Environment, Science, Technology and Health (ESTH) Program for Northeast and Southeast Asia
Project activities may take place only in following countries: Burma; Cambodia; Indonesia; Laos; Malaysia; Mongolia; Philippines; Thailand; or Vietnam. The U.S. Department of State Bureau of East Asia Pacific Affairs (EAP) announces an open competition for environmental awards to support local and regional small-scale environmental projects in eligible countries in Southeast Asia. Projects should address one or more of the following environmental areas of focus: Food security: agriculture and/or fisheries Sustainable economic development • Adaptation to changing environmental conditions, e.g., coastal management • Waste management, including marine litter • Air quality • Maintaining biodiversity and healthy ecosystems • Creation and/or management of marine protected areas • Environment or health-related education (particularly for underserved groups) • Capacity building for scientific research on environmental issues • Development of new technology for application to environmental issues
June 9, 2017

Fontagro: Sustainable Intensification of Family Agriculture in Response to Climate Change
Over the next few decades, one of the greatest challenges mankind will face will be how to meet a growing food demand by increasing the productivity of agricultural systems without affecting natural resources. In this regard, FONTAGRO is encouraging the development of innovations that promote the sustainable intensification of agriculture, to increase food supply with less impact on the environment, especially on soils and water.
June 30, 2017

Foundation Segré: (Call for Concept Papers) Wildlife Conservation
Fondation Segré focuses on the conservation of threatened species and their habitat, and the restoration of degraded ecosystems. It supports conservation projects around the world – including in the developing regions of Africa; Latin America and the Caribbean; Asia-Pacific; and Europe and the Middle East. The Foundation welcomes proposals anytime in the preliminary form of a brief concept. If the concept is approved by the Foundation, the proponent will be invited to submit a full proposal. Proposals are welcome anytime in the preliminary form of a concept of no more than 2,000 words.
Proposals are welcome anytime.

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