The BASIS Assets and Market Access Collaborative Research Support Program is a virtual institute comprised of researchers from around the globe that operates in support of USAID’s Bureau for Food Security. The goal of BASIS is to build resilience and assets for food security by designing and rigorously testing financial technologies and other complementary innovations that lay the foundation for inclusive agricultural growth.
BASIS invites researchers from US universities to submit proposals for four-year research projects that will contribute to this goal. Proposals may request up to a total of $700,000. Projects must be collaborative and have genuine linkages with researchers in the country where the research takes place, and contribute to capacity building in the host country. Approximately six projects will be funded. Proposals must be submitted by 23 September 2012 and a final selection decisions will be made by 15 October 2012. Project implementation may begin immediately at that time.
Read the full Request for Research Proposals here: BASIS AMA RFP 2012