USAID Leveraging Academic Partnerships in Operational Humanitarian Environments in Response to Natural Disasters APS-OFDA-17-000002
Key points related to program funding:
Agency for International Development Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance USAID/OFDA strongly encourages creative and innovative ideas for two years of duration.
USAID/OFDA will prioritize programs that build upon existing research, an existing pilot program, or existing UN global initiative that focuses on targeting chronically vulnerable countries or protracted humanitarian crisis in non-permissive environments.
Programs should be up to two years in duration.
Programs that strongly link academic research to an operational concept or modality within the international humanitarian system will be prioritized.
USAID/OFDA will prioritize programs that demonstrate a partnership with operational UN agencies, international NGOs, national NGOs and community-based organizations.
Research focusing on chronically vulnerable countries and/or non-permissive humanitarian environments will be prioritized.
Cost-sharing will also be required, ensuring academic institutional ‘buy-in’ and commitment.
Applicants should demonstrate fluency in the established humanitarian international system —both in the field and at headquarters (HQ) locations.
During the duration of the award, periodic findings will be reported to USAID/OFDA