U.S. Agency for International Development (Higher Education Partnerships for Innovation and Impact (HEPII) Annual Program Statement (APS)

Funding Agency:
US Agency for International Development


This Annual Program Statement (APS) announces opportunities for higher education institutions (HEIs) to work with the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) to advance USAID’s strategic priorities and objectives, and achieve sustainable development outcomes, results, and impact. USAID seeks to optimize its relationship with HEIs by identifying and promoting successful partnerships and collaboration models, and increasing USAID’s access to higher education technical resources.

This APS will be a flexible mechanism that promotes opportunities for leveraging HEI capabilities across USAID’s portfolio and its program cycle, and strengthens developing country HEI capabilities to respond to and solve critical development challenges, according to the country context. This APS has the flexibility to award Cooperative Agreements, Grants, Fixed Amount Awards, and Leader with Associate Awards in accordance with ADS 303.3.5.4 Annual Program Statement (APS).

Concept papers submitted under this APS must clearly demonstrate the ways in which the partnership – and HEI assets, expertise, contributions, and resources – will increase the reach, efficiency, effectiveness and sustainable impact of the proposed interventions and USAID’s investment.

Closing Date: June 29 , 2016

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Eligibility Requirements

This APS intends to make awards to Higher Education Institutions. Capable partners must demonstrate experience in the proposed areas and sectors of work with USAID and other partners.

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

External Deadline

June 29, 2016