USAID Egyptian Pioneers

Funding Agency:
US Agency for International Development

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) is seeking applications for a cooperative agreement from qualified entities to implement the USAID Egyptian Pioneers Activity. Eligibility for this award is not restricted.

The purpose of the USAID Egyptian Pioneers activity is to build a more inclusive and capable workforce that elevates sectors critical to Egypt's economic growth. The activity will achieve this purpose through the following three results:

(1) GOE ministries and other government institutions at the forefront of Egypt’s strategic development have greater leadership and technical capacity to develop and implement policies and practices to advance national priorities;

(2) Emerging leaders in non-GOE entities modernize their knowledge, skills, and practice in priority sectors to tackle Egypt’s evolving public and private sector challenges and advance Egypt’s regional and international competitiveness; and

(3) Young Egyptians of high financial need gain market-relevant knowledge and skills in fields that situate them to effectively fuel Egypt’s long-term inclusive economic growth.

USAID Egyptian Pioneers’ implementation, particularly in terms of targeted sectors and degree programs, will be guided by USG and Government of Egypt (GOE) priorities, with a special emphasis on sectors that directly contribute to Egypt’s public health and climate change goals.

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 as early as possible.

Deadline: Aug. 8, 2022

Agency Website

Amount Description

USAID/Egypt intends to award one (1) Cooperative Agreement pursuant to this notice of funding opportunity. However, USAID/Egypt reserves the right to make more than one award if that is in the best interest of USAID/Egypt. Subject to funding availability and at the discretion of the Agency, USAID/Egypt intends to provide up to $86 million in total USAID funding over a nineyear period.

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Environmental & Life Sciences
International Opportunities
Medical - Clinical Science
Social Sciences

External Deadline

August 8, 2022