RFA released for Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Sustainable Intensification

Posted by | 02.19.2014


Pursuant to the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961, as amended (FAA), the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) requests applications (proposals) from qualified and eligible organizations to manage and implement the Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Sustainable Intensification (Sustainable Intensification Innovation Lab). The applicable Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) number is 98.001, USAID Foreign Assistance for Programs Overseas. Feed the Future Innovation Labs, formerly known as the Collaborative Research Support Programs (CRSPs), are authorized under Title XII of the FAA. Feed the Future Innovation Labs(Labs) are USAID-funded long-term, multi-disciplinary applied research and training efforts to address the problem of food insecurity and malnutrition in developing countries. Managed by U.S. universities, Innovation Labs support students and researchers in the U.S and around the world to work with leading scientists in seeking scientific solutions to overcome hunger and poverty, while building the capacity of the institutions with which they collaborate. The principal partners in this research and training are scientists from U.S. universities, working in collaboration with scientists in developing country universities, national and international research centers, the private sector, and non-governmental organizations (NGOs), to jointly pursue scientific investigations to overcome critical agricultural constraints facing today’s global food systems. The Sustainable Intensification Innovation Lab, for which applications are requested by this RFA, will engage U.S. university capacity to address key issues related to the sustainable intensification of small-holder farming systems.

An open and public, internet-based question and answer session will be hosted by USAID on Thursday, March 6th from 11:00am to 1:00pm Washington, DC Time. USAID’s website, https://kdad.adobeconnect.com/si_rfa/event/registration.html, will post a video of the webinar.

All questions concerning this RFA should be addressed to Christine Dwulet, in writing, at cdwulet@usaid.gov.

Closing Date for Applications:

May 15, 2014

For more information about this RFA click here: http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=251506