Limited Submission Programs - USAID Higher Education Solutions Network

Summary of Opportunity
USAID Higher Education Solutions Network [PDF]
OSP Deadline TBD
Funding Agency Deadline Concept Note: 03/22/12 by 2:00 p.m. EDT
Funding or Award Criteria

Program Description: Pursuant to the Foreign Assistance Act (FAA) of 1961, as amended, the United States Government (USG) as represented by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), Bureau for Policy, Planning and Learning (PPL), Office of Science & Technology (S&T) is seeking applications from organizations interested in implementing a five-year USAID Higher Education Solutions Network program, as fully described in this Request for Applications (RFA).

The primary goal of this program is to establish institutional partnerships that will create and leverage a virtual network of leading experts who will help USAID solve distinct global development challenges. This network will help USAID identify new solutions and by working together, save money and improve results over time.

We expect that the partnerships will focus on complex development challenges and approach these challenges by applying creative, evidence-based and multidisciplinary approaches. We believe that science, technology and engineering will play key roles in these approaches, and also seek ideas from the institutions as to other contributing disciplines, and how faculty, students, and staff will contribute.

The core development objectives that are outlined in USAID's Policy Framework 2011-2015, which can be found electronically at should serve as a guide for the broad types of challenges we seek to address as part of this initiative.

Applicants are encouraged to think creatively and offer new ideas that will address development challenges in a manner that can be scaled and made sustainable by local country governments in order to reduce the need for foreign assistance over time.

Please see the solicitation for complete information.

Applicable Field(s)  
Number of Nominees Allowed 3 applicants allowed: two (2) individual institution center applications and a single application serving as the lead (primary) on an application composed of a group of institutions competing for a “Consortium level” award.
Required Internal Review Documents


Nominee(s) Selected to Advance

Dr. David Eaton, LBJ School of Public Affairs

Dr. Robert A Peterson, IC2

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