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USAID Accelerating Local Potential Under Existing STIP APS Solicitation

Program Summary

In this Addendum under the STIP APS, USAID’s Global Development Lab (LAB) aims to accelerate low or middle income country (LMIC) capacity for high-level science, technology, and innovation by supporting partnerships between U.S. higher education institutions (HEI), LMIC HEIs, and other relevant public or private sector partners. In addition to conducting cutting-edge scientific research, globally-recognized research universities provide top-notch higher education and serve as intellectual hubs, providing knowledge, support, and innovative solutions to local communities and governments. Unfortunately, even well-established LMIC universities often lack the essential resources, capabilities, or partnerships needed to achieve this. USAID/LAB is soliciting joint Concept Notes from a LMIC HEI and a U.S. HEI proposing ways to partner to bolster LMIC HEI human and institutional capacity for science, technology, or innovation. HEI partners must also engage with other local actors (i.e. NGOs, Government Ministries, private businesses, etc.) to support outcomes and bolster impact.

The long-term goal of this addendum is to propel LMIC HEIs toward becoming global leaders in scientific education and research, and to increase their presence as a source of innovation and knowledge for local government officials, policy makers, and other development players.


CU Internal Expression of Interest Deadline: N/A; email ltdsubs@colorado.edu if interested

USAID Question Deadline: 3:00pm MST March 15, 2018

USAID Concept Note Deadline: 3:00pm MST April 6, 2018


Eligibility for this Addendum is restricted to partnerships between one or more higher education institutions (HEI) in the U.S. and one or more HEIs from a low or middle income country (LMIC) with an affiliated USAID Mission; either institution may serve as the Prime awardee.

Limited Submission Guidelines

Because USAID seeks to increase the capacity of part or all of the LMIC HEI, while leveraging an all-of-university approach from the US-based HEI, all HEIs are restricted to submitting one Concept Note as the lead LMIC or U.S. applicant.

Award Information and Duration

USAID/LAB anticipates supporting up to six new cooperative agreements of $500,000 - $1,000,000 each over the course of 2-3 years.