Just and Secure Energy Transition (J-SET)

Funding Agency:
US Agency for International Development

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) is seeking applications for a cooperative agreement from invited applicants to implement the Just and Secure Energy Transition (J-SET) activity.

The purpose of J-SET is to support utilities, regulatory agencies, and energy sector stakeholders in the Europe and Eurasia region in progressing through the clean energy transition while also maintaining reliable, affordable and secure energy supplies.

The geographical location/coverage of this activity is the region served by the Bureau of Europe and Eurasia (E&E) which includes the following countries: 1) Albania, 2) Armenia, 3) Azerbaijan, 4) Bosnia and Herzegovina, 5) Georgia, 6) Kosovo, 7) Moldova, 8) Montenegro, 9) North Macedonia, 10) Serbia and 11) Ukraine. At the direction of USAID, the geographic location/coverage may include additional focus countries that contribute to the energy security of USAID’s partner countries.

Applicants can only submit one (1) application (there is no limitation on whether an individual associated with an organization can also submit an application). Interested applicants from within Duke should contact dukeiln@duke.edu as early as possible.

Deadline for Concept Notes: May 18, 2022

Agency Website

Amount Description

Subject to funding availability and at the discretion of the Agency, USAID intends to provide approximately $20,000,000 ($20 million) in total funding over a five (5) year period as a result of this NFO. USAID anticipates awarding one (1) Cooperative Agreement.

Funding Type





Environmental & Life Sciences
International Opportunities
Social Sciences

External Deadline

May 18, 2022