USAID’s Bureau for Humanitarian Assistance is accepting concept notes – preferably from multidisciplinary teams of researchers and development professionals – to undertake a resilience, food and nutrition security Desk Review and Market Study (DRMS); a Political Economy Analysis (PEA) and a secondary data analysis to inform the design strategies and approaches of future multi-year Resilience Food Security Activities (RFSA) in USAID Resilience Focus Countries.  

Every applying team needs to have at least one participant from a Higher Education Institution (HEI). Participation from HEIs in Low- and Middle-Income Countries (LMICs) is strongly encouraged. The CN will be assessed according to the strength and experience of the team as a whole.

This call is restricted to USAID’s Resilience Focus Countries: Burkina Faso, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Haiti, Ethiopia, Kenya, Malawi, Mali, Mozambique, Niger, Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan, Uganda, and Zimbabwe.

Researchers and development experts may submit concept notes by 5 p.m. EST, 18 Feb. 2022.  

Go to the LASER PULSE site to download the full call for concept notes and associated materials.

Send concept notes, including associated documentation or technical questions to Dr. Priyanka Brunese ( using specific instructions provided in the call for concept notes.