Science, Technology, Innovation, and Partnerships (STIP) Annual Program Statement (APS)

Funding Agency:
US Agency for International Development

The purpose of this Annual Program Statement (APS) is to disseminate information to prospective applicants so they may develop and submit Applications for USAID funding. This APS: (A) describes the types of activities for which Applications will be considered; (B) describes the funding available and the process and requirements for submitting Applications; (C) explains the criteria for evaluating Applications; and (D) refers prospective applicants to relevant documentation available on the internet.

USAID/ITR anticipates awarding multiple grants and/or cooperative agreements as a result of this APS through the use of published subsequent addenda (specific calls for concept notes). However, publishing this APS does not commit USAID to publish any specific addenda or make any awards.

The STIP APS is not a Request for Applications (RFA) or a Request for Proposals (RFP). Rather, the STIP APS requests concept notes in response to addenda published to this APS. Based on those concept notes, USAID will determine whether to request a full application from an appropriate partner.

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and its partners have been working to tackle the world’s toughest development challenges for more than 50 years. Our mission is to partner to end extreme poverty and promote resilient, democratic societies while advancing our security and prosperity. We have long invested in science, technology, innovation, and partnership (STIP) to achieve progress across many of USAID’s goals. Today’s global development landscape is rapidly evolving. Driven by scientific breakthroughs, disruptive innovation, and rapid advancements in information and communication technologies, coupled with growing contributions by the private sector, these changes offer unprecedented opportunities to leverage the world’s best thinking to solve critical global challenges.

Recognizing the value of a more focused and coordinated approach to harnessing these changes, USAID established the Innovation, Technology, and Research (ITR) Hub in November 2020 as part of the newly envisioned Bureau for Development, Democracy, and Innovation (DDI). The ITR Hub serves to support USAID in leveraging innovative, technological, and research tools and approaches across all technical and geographic areas in which USAID works. ITR endeavors to take smart risks to test new ideas and partner within the Agency and with other actors to harness the power of innovative tools and approaches that accelerate development impact.

USAID/ITR is focused on STIP approaches as our primary tools to reach key development outcomes. We work across USAID and with the broader international development community to find innovative approaches and solutions. When a new solution or approach proves effective, we endeavor to mainstream it across USAID and with our partners to increase its impact.

Closing Date: March 04, 2024

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Areas of Interest

FORSATY Research for Adaptation and Learning (REAL) Program

Concept Notes Deadline Submission: November 8, 2023, at 4:00 PM Rabat local time

The FORSATY Research for Adaptation and Learning (REAL) will support stakeholders – GOM, USAID, partners, civil society – in addressing challenges to measuring the impacts of interventions on countering violent extremism (CVE), youth and community outcomes. REAL will seek to not only support testing and measurement of program outcomes, but also contribute to the development of innovative measurements of VE risk probability and impact. The REAL program will work hand in hand with the FORSATY (USAID/Morocco’s follow on CVE program) implementing partner. Ultimately, by building partnerships and approaches to better test, measure, adapt and learn from youth and CVE programs, REAL will contribute to stronger interventions, programs and policies.

The purpose of REAL is to strengthen the evidence base to effectively measure and assess the impact of youth and countering violent extremism programs and interventions in Morocco. By strengthening local monitoring and data systems and by supporting robust research, evaluation and learning methodologies, the program will provide valuable insights and datadriven evidence to improve program design, implementation, and decision-making.

Funding Type

Grant

Eligibility

Faculty

Category

Engineering and Physical Sciences
Environmental & Life Sciences
International Opportunities
Medical
Medical - Basic Science
Social Sciences

External Deadline

March 4, 2024