Feed the Future Innovation Labs, formerly known as the Collaborative Research Support Programs (CRSPs), are authorized under Title XII of the FAA. Feed the Future Innovation Labs (Innovation Labs) are USAID-funded long-term, multi-disciplinary applied research and capacity-building efforts to address the problem of food insecurity and malnutrition in developing countries. Managed by U.S. universities, Innovation Labs support students and researchers in the U.S. and around the world to work with leading scientists in seeking scientific solutions to overcome hunger and poverty, while building the capacity of the institutions with which they collaborate. The principal partners in this research and training are scientists from U.S. universities, working in collaboration with scientists in developing country universities, national and international research centers, the private sector, and non-governmental organizations (NGOs), to jointly pursue scientific investigations to overcome critical agricultural constraints facing today’s global food systems. The IPM Innovation Lab, for which applications are requested by this RFA, will engage U.S. university capacity to conduct research on integrated pest management (IPM) and address key issues related to the adoption of IPM strategies and technologies by smallholder farmers and other beneficiaries of USAID assistance. The IPM Innovation Lab is described in more detail in Section I of this RFA.
Closing date is June 24, 2014
Deadline for submitting questions is April 29, 2014
Funding Opportunity Number: RFA-OAA-14-000018