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TIMELINE

Concept notes will be accepted until Jan 24th, 2018. Following initial review of concept notes, USAID anticipates that approximately 10 applicants will be invited to submit a full application.

REQUIRED SUBMISSION DOCUMENTS FOR CONCEPT NOTE STAGE

Cover Page (1pg)
Concept Note (5pg)
Budget Summary (1pg)

The United States Agency for International Development’s (USAID) U.S. Global Development Lab seeks a five year cooperative agreement with a Higher Education Institution (HEI) to establish and leverage a strong international network to help solve pressing development challenges through research. The resulting Long-term Assistance and Services for Research (LASER) network will work in partnership with USAID to engage academics and stakeholders in identifying and refining critical development research questions.

LASER will fund research projects that address those questions so that the entire research system – from universities to policy-makers and civil society – can engage, educate, and contribute to the success of the research projects towards achieving development impacts. Additionally, LASER will increase the human and institutional capacity of higher education institutions in low and middle-income countries to become global leaders in research. The resulting LASER network will not only generate new knowledge for USAID, but also initiate long term, sustainable collaborations between U.S. and developing country institutions that are characterized by equitable university partnerships.

Through LASER, USAID strives to engage with global university partners, leading to a connected global research network focused on development challenges, and stakeholders that are better equipped to use research to further their country’s development.

 

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