Deadline: 31 August 2016
The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) is seeking applications from the eligible organizations and companies for its Broad Agency Announcement (BAA) for Science, Technology, Innovation and Partnership (STIP).
BAA seeks opportunities to co-create, co-design, co-invest, and collaborate in the research, development, piloting, testing, and scaling of innovative, practical and cost-effective interventions to leverage the enormous potential of Science, Technology, Innovation and Partnership (STIP) to help solve humanity’s greatest challenges.
The STIP BAA Addenda will address problems, solutions, scalability opportunities, feasibility studies, and other research and development initiatives requiring STIP approaches to support sustainable development outcomes.
- Use scientific research to inform policy makers and improve development outcomes
- Advance the use of enabling technologies to empower underserved communities and support data-driven approaches to improve the effectiveness of the development enterprise.
- Increase the adoption of high-impact development innovations
- Accelerate and scale development impact through private sector engagement, collective action approaches, and cultivation of entrepreneurial ecosystems
Criteria for Consideration
- Each individual BAA Addendum may specify additional evaluation criteria for selection. Submissions are not evaluated against other submissions, but solely against the evaluation criteria from the STIP BAA and applicable STIP BAA Addendum.
- Decisions regarding USAID’s pursuit of a particular project, technology, or relationship are based on the available evidence, data, and resulting analysis. USAID seeks solutions that have a significant impact (i.e. breakthroughs, not incremental improvements), and can achieve that impact at scale.
- The reputations of an organization, its past performance, the managerial and technical ability of the person or team of people engaged in the endeavor are always significant considerations in assessing the potential and the risks associated with each award.
- Public, private, for-profit, and nonprofit organizations, as well as institutions of higher education, public international organizations, non-governmental organizations, U.S. and non-U.S. governmental organizations, multilateral and international donor organizations are eligible under this BAA. All organizations must be determined to be responsive to the BAA and sufficiently responsible to perform or participate in the final award type.
For more information, visit grants.gov.