CGIAR-US university linkages call for proposals

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:

  1. 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
  2. Create new collaborations between CGIAR and U.S. researchers in each of the seven Feed the Future Food Security Innovation Center program areas
  3. Facilitate CGIAR access to cutting-edge technologies (potentially at new partner institutions) not previously applied to international development
  4. Increase the internationalization of U.S. faculty and their students and their involvement in developing-country agricultural research questions
  5. Raise the visibility of CGIAR research on U.S. campuses and with partners
  6. Raise USAID’s visibility as a facilitator of innovative linkages involving U.S. universities

Decisions will be announced by 30 April 2013.

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