The U.S. Global Development Lab is seeking concept notes for innovative approaches that go beyond traditional capacity building and propose new ways to rapidly advance scientific, technological, and innovation capacity in low- and middle-income countries. The primary goal is to propel higher-education institutions in these countries toward becoming global leaders in scientific education and research, and increase their presence as a source of knowledge and innovation for local government officials, policy makers, and other development actors. By capitalizing on the expertise and ingenuity of the global academic community, USAID also aims to promote sustainable global partnerships and advance the role of science, technology, and innovation in global development.
An estimated four to six awardees will receive $500,000 to $1 million over two or three years.
The United States Agency for International Development’s (USAID) U.S. Global Development Lab aims to accelerate the scientific potential of Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) by partnering them with U.S.-based HEIs to develop LMIC HEI human and institutional capacity. The Lab seeks Eligibility
Applicant eligibility is restricted to higher education institutions (HEIs) in the U.S. in partnership with one or more HEI(s) in a low- or middle-income country (LMIC).
Concept notes must be submitted by 5 p.m. Eastern Time on 6 April 2018. Additional information regarding the objectives and application process can be found in the full announcement.