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2 Funding for International Research and Scholarly Work Rick Nader, Research Development, Office of the VP for Research and Economic Development

3 Outline Tour of Selected Federal Funding Opportunities – National Science Foundation – Department of Education – National Institutes of Health – U.S. Agency for International Development Trends in International Research and Exchange Stimulus?

4 Office of International Science and Engineering Partnerships for International Research and Education (PIRE) Planning Visits and Workshops (PV&W) International Research Experiences for Students (IRES) International Research post-doc Fellowship (IRFP) Summer Institutes for Graduate Students (EAPSI) Pan American Advanced Studies Institutes (PASI) Special Initiatives or Supplements

5 Title VI: International Education Centers for International Business Education (CIBE) Developing Critical Language and Area Expertise Strengthening International Studies and Foreign Language Teaching – UISFL provides funds to plan, develop and carry out programs to strengthen and improve undergraduate instruction in international studies and foreign languages. – Fulbright-Hays--Group Projects Abroad Program provides funds for overseas projects in humanities, social sciences and language training, research, and curriculum development in modern foreign languages and area studies for teachers, students, and faculty engaged in a common endeavor.

6 Fogarty International Center Research Grants Collaborative research and capacity building projects relevant to low- and middle- income nations. Research Grants Research Training Grants Institutional training grants designed to enhance research capacity in the developing world, with an emphasis on institutional partnerships and networking. Research Training Grants STIMULUS FUNDING will support research on topics that address specific scientific and health research challenges in biomedical and behavioral research that would benefit from significant 2-year jumpstart funds.

7 Higher Education for Development works in close partnership with the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the nation’s six presidential higher education associations United States Agency for International Development (USAID)six presidential higher education associations Institutional Partnerships link U.S. colleges or universities with institutions of higher learning in developing nations. Partners work together to design and implement solutions to development challenges across the developing world. Institutional Partnerships Recent RFAs: Africa-U.S. Higher Education competition (Sub-Saharan) Current RFAs: Algeria: Strengthening Higher Education Preparation for the Workforce Deadline: June 15, 2009Algeria: Strengthening Higher Education Preparation for the Workforce KEY POINT 1: Get Busy and Get Networked- Universities/NGOs/Missions KEY POINT 2: Millennium Development Goals Drive Local Priorities KEY POINT 3:Local Mission Priorities/Interpretation Drives decisions US Agency for International Development

8 NoYes No Pure Basic Research (Bohr) Use-inspired Basic Research (Pasteur) Pure Applied Research (Edison) Research is inspired by: Consideration of use? Quest for Fundamental Understanding? Adapted from Pasteur’s Quadrant: Basic Science and Technological Innovation, Donald E. Stokes 1997 R&D in the U.S. is increasingly performed in “Pasteur’s Quadrant”

9 R&D is Globalized Data for 2000

10 Trends in Research & Development Berry & Loeb, 2008

11 International Collaboration in Scholarly Work  International collaboration is commonplace  About 20% of the world’s scientific and technical articles in 2003 had authors from two or more countries, compared with 8% in 1988  One-quarter of articles with U.S. authors have one or more international coauthors

12 from John Tsapogas National Science Foundation Office of International Science and Engineering November 19, 2008 (OISE) Science and Engineering Collaborations Trends from the NSF Survey of Doctorate Recipients: 2006

13 Conclusions Male S&E doctorates have more international collaborations than female S&E doctorates (33% of males versus 23 percent of females) Research faculty have more international collaborations than teaching faculty Business and industry lead in international collaborations, followed by Government, and Academia (within each sector males more likely to collaborate and females are less likely to collaborate) The number of international collaborations among underrepresented minorities (URM) not much different from whites and Asians (URM females less than males) Citizenship does not appear to be a factor in impacting international collaborations (females are less likely to collaborate internationally regardless of citizenship status) Engineers and Physical Scientists are more likely and social scientists are least likely to collaborate internationally NSF Survey of Doctorate Recipients: 2006

14 Conclusions (continued) The presence of children in the household does not appear to be a factor in restricting females from collaborating internationally (however, for male S&E doctorates, children in the household, appears to increase the likelihood of international collaborations) S&E doctorates in mid-career are more likely to collaborate internationally than S&E doctorates in early-career or late-career stages Collaborating internationally does not mean traveling abroad (56% of female S&E doctorates and 48% of male S&E doctorates who conducted international collaborations did not actually travel to a foreign country to conduct those collaborations) It is more likely for the foreign collaborator to come to the U.S. than for the U.S. collaborator to go to the foreign country when conducting international collaborations, (for both males and females) NSF Survey of Doctorate Recipients: 2006

15 $timulus? no large impacts on International Recall the purpose of the ARRA : 1.preserve and create jobs and promote economic recovery. 2.assist those most impacted by the recession. 3.stabilize state and local government budgets 4.invest in transportation, environmental protection, and other infrastructure that will provide long-term economic benefits 5.provide investments to increase economic efficiency by spurring technological advances in science and health… NIH Novel strategies to improve health care access for stigma-related conditions; Improving health through ICT/mobile technologies: enhancing patient compliance; Tools for studying cultural phenomena; Ethical issues in health disparities and access to participation in research…etc. Novel strategies to improve health care access for stigma-related conditionsImproving health through ICT/mobile technologies: enhancing patient compliance NSF Fund down the line and Offer EAGER Grants – Early Concept Grants for Exploratory Research

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