The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) has provided $107,800 to the CGIAR Research Program on Livestock and Fish to promote linkages with American universities.
Researchers in the four CGIAR livestock and fish partner centers – ILRI, ICARDA, CIAT and WorldFish – are invited to submit proposals.
Specific objectives are:
- Bring high-level research expertise from U.S. universities and other partners to CGIAR centers to tackle agricultural research issues of relevance to resource-constrained settings
- Create new collaborations between CGIAR and U.S. researchers in each of the seven Feed the Future Food Security Innovation Center program areas
- Facilitate CGIAR access to cutting-edge technologies (potentially at new partner institutions) not previously applied to international development
- Increase the internationalization of U.S. faculty and their students and their involvement in developing-country agricultural research questions
- Raise the visibility of CGIAR research on U.S. campuses and with partners
- Raise USAID’s visibility as a facilitator of innovative linkages involving U.S. universities
Decisions will be announced by 30 April 2013.