CRDF Global: Inviting Applications for 2017 Catalyzing New Research Partnerships (Cat-NRP) Program to catalyze new international research collaborations designed to open up new scientific directions for U.S. early career scientists, their South/Southeast Asian, Latin American West/Sub-Saharan African counterparts, and the broader international science community.

Donor Name: CRDF Global
Funding name: 2017 Catalyzing New Research Partnerships (Cat-NRP) Program

Funding brief:  As part of its efforts to promote and support international collaboration in science and technology, CRDF Global is pleased to announce the 2017 Catalyzing New Research Partnerships Program (Cat-NRP). Through this program, CRDF Global aims to catalyze new international research collaborations designed to open up new scientific directions for U.S. early career scientists, their South/Southeast Asian, Latin American West/Sub-Saharan African counterparts, and the broader international science community.

The scope of the research project that will be eventually undertaken should be in the area of the natural sciences or engineering and must be directly related to one of the following NSF directorates:
● Biological Sciences
● Computer and Information Science and Engineering
● Engineering
● Geosciences
● Mathematical and Physical Sciences

Deadline: Friday, June 30th, 2017 (23:59) U.S. Eastern Daylight Time (EDT)

Funding details link: http://www.crdfglobal.org/funding-opportunities/CatNRP2017

Funding limit: Each up to $10,000 USD

Project start date: Not Found
Project duration: Not Found
Eligible organization: As below

Eligibility:
● U.S. Early-Career Scientists
● The 2017 Catalyzing New Research Partnerships (Cat-NRP) program will provide travel support to competitively selected early-career U.S. scientists seeking to establish new international research collaborations with colleagues working in Lower and Middle Income Countries (LMICs) in South/Southeast Asia, Latin America, and West/Sub-Saharan Africa. The types of activities funded include research planning visits, data gathering, and preliminary fieldwork at U.S. Institutions. This must be a new research collaboration
● Each application submitted must have only one Primary Applicant who will take overall responsibility for the proposed travel and related activities. If the proposal only includes one traveler, that person is automatically designated as the Primary Applicant.
● The Primary Applicant must:
● Be an Early-Career Scientist: for the purposes of this RFP, an “Early Career Scientist” is defined as a scientist/researcher who has completed their Ph.D. (or equivalent) within the last six (6) years from the application deadline.
● Be a citizen and permanent resident of the United States and employed by a non-profit (501(c)(3)) U.S. research institution or accredited university.
● Have received the approval of their non-U.S. counterpart to visit the non-U.S. laboratory or research institution. This approval must be demonstrated in the form of a letter of support from the non-U.S. counterpart, written on letterhead from the counterpart’s institution.
● The Primary Applicant’s non-U.S. Counterpart must be a citizen and permanent resident of a Lower or Middle Income Country in South/Southeast Asia, Latin America or Western/Sub-Saharan Africa and employed by a non-profit research institution or university in their respective country of residence.
● The proposed travel and subsequent activities must be in support of a new planned research collaboration. For the purposes of this RFP, a new collaboration may be one in which the collaborators have only met at a conference or not at all, not yet undertaken any joint research, or not yet visited each other’s laboratories. Colleagues who have previously worked together are not necessarily ineligible; however, the Primary Applicant must provide sufficient justification for why the collaboration should be considered new.
● Proposals may include any number of additional travelers (listed as “Secondary Applicants”). Their participation in proposed activities must be explicitly justified in the proposal.
● CRDF Global will not accept any proposal requesting more than $10,000 USD. All proposed research projects must be oriented toward non-commercial and non-military objectives and must be carried out in a civilian research environment.
● Each proposal is evaluated independently and therefore should not be part of, nor depend on the success of, other proposals submitted to this program.
● Individuals may not be included in multiple applications submitted to this competition.

 Submission mail: N/A

Other important link:
● Guideline: http://www.crdfglobal.org/sites/default/files/funding-opportunity/Catalyzing%20New%20Research%20Projects%20%28Cat-NRP%29%20RFP.pdf
● Form: http://www.crdfglobal.org/sites/default/files/funding-opportunity/Cat-NRP%20Application%20Materials_0.docx
● Budget: http://www.crdfglobal.org/sites/default/files/funding-opportunity/Cat-NRP%20Budget.xlsm
● Resource guides and templates for writing a Curriculum Vitae (CV) : http://www.crdfglobal.org/sites/default/files/Resource%20guides%20and%20templates%20for%20writing%20a%20Curricula%20Vitae.pdf

How to apply:
● 
All proposals must be submitted through the Electronic Proposal Submission (EPS) website: https://eps.crdfglobal.org/CatNRP2017 (NOTE: website will be active on May 22nd , 2017).
● Proposals should be submitted once by the Primary Applicant. All participants should jointly develop the proposal.
● Proposal application materials submitted to CRDF Global must be prepared in English and compiled in the following separate document files for submission to the EPS. Acceptable file formats are MS Word (.doc) or Adobe Acrobat (.pdf).

 

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