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Program Details

Strategic Partnerships for Advancing Research and Knowledge (SPARK) 7200AA24APS00004

Sponsor: USAID
Internal Deadline: 03/29/2024
Institutional Submission Limit: 1
Sponsor Deadline: 04/08/2024
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This program seeks to engage researchers to source, support, and fund research partnerships between low- and middle-income country (LMIC) research institutions and U.S.-based institutions on topics important to global development. USAID expects that activities under this Addendum will focus on three overarching priorities:

Priority 1: Fund high-quality, locally led research, with a goal to better understand international development challenges and develop and disseminate solutions.
Priority 2: Support U.S.-local research partnerships which can persist beyond USAID funding and produce long-term benefits for all partners.
Priority 3: Strengthen capacity at local higher education institutions for conducting and disseminating research.


Submission Process

Limited submissions MUST be coordinated with the Office of the Vice President for Research.

If interested in applying for this opportunity, email a two-page project abstract, include at top the project title, PI, and list of key collaborators, as well as a 2-3 page CV/biosketch for the PI (SCiENcv preferred) by 5pm on the INTERNAL DEADLINE above to Julie Morris at

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