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USAID is excited to announce a call for concept notes for the Strategic Partnerships For Advancing Research And Knowledge (SPARK) award.


USAID is excited to announce a call for concept notes for the Strategic Partnerships For Advancing Research And Knowledge (SPARK) award.

The SPARK award will support research generation by bringing researchers in the U.S. and around the world together to study international development challenges and develop possible solutions through research projects.

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Document Type:Grants Notice
Funding Opportunity Number:7200AA24APS00004
Funding Opportunity Title:ITR/R_EXPLORE_APS
Opportunity Category:Other
Opportunity Category Explanation:See Description
Funding Instrument Type:Cooperative Agreement
Category of Funding Activity:Science and Technology and other Research and Development
Category Explanation:
Expected Number of Awards:
CFDA Number(s):98.012 — USAID Development Partnerships for University Cooperation and Development
Cost Sharing or Matching Requirement:No
Version:Synopsis 1
Posted Date:Mar 05, 2024
Last Updated Date:Mar 05, 2024
Original Closing Date for Applications:Mar 04, 2029
Current Closing Date for Applications:Mar 04, 2029
Archive Date:Apr 03, 2029
Estimated Total Program Funding:
Award Ceiling:$0
Award Floor:$0


Eligible Applicants:Unrestricted (i.e., open to any type of entity above), subject to any clarification in text field entitled “Additional Information on Eligibility”
Additional Information on Eligibility:

Additional Information

Agency Name:Agency for International Development
Description:Through this umbrella APS, USAID aims to provide broad flexibility for the research and higher education community and connected organizations to collaborate with USAID, each other, and local institutions to build partnerships and support an enabling environment for addressing key development challenges in a sustainable manner. This umbrella APS: (A) describes the types of activities for which Applications will be considered under any forthcoming Addenda; (B)describes the funding available and the process and requirements for submitting Applications; (C) explains the overall 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 EXPLORE APS is not a Request for Applications (RFA) or a Request for Proposals (RFP). Rather, the EXPLORE APS requests Concept Notes in response to Addenda published to this APS. Based on Concept Note(s) submitted in response to specific Addenda opportunities, USAID will determine whether to request a Full Application from an appropriate partner.
Link to Additional Information:
Grantor Contact Information:If you have difficulty accessing the full announcement electronically, please contact:

Julia S Banks

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