Updated August 22, 2016
This is an internal, by invitation competition. Please do not circulate this funding opportunity. Unsolicited applications will not be considered. If you have questions regarding your eligibility please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Deadline to Apply: Sunday, September 18, 2016, 11:59 pm US Pacific Time
- Total Funds Available: $1 million
- Individual Grant Range: $100,000 – $200,000
The Development Impact Lab (DIL) is entering its final year of programming. This grant period will focus on top-up investment and translation of successful DIL-sponsored interventions. DIL invites select DIL researchers to apply for a top-up grant focused on translating previously supported research for scale-up.
Grants are intended to support a) endline data collection for an evaluation of a DIL-sponsored technology intervention, including evaluation of the business model for delivery/scale-up of the innovation; b) support for adaptation and replication of a proven approach in new contexts; c) linkages and an action plan for outside partners to implement findings at a broader scale. The purpose of this competition is not to seed new work but rather to accelerate existing DIL approaches toward scale.
Successful applicants will demonstrate a commitment from in-country partners and decision-makers to support the translation and sustainability of the proposed work. Special consideration will be given to projects that are engaging with local governments and/or USAID Missions or operating units to scale DIL innovations and approaches.
Applicants must focus their research in the country they have previously been funded to work in. Expanding work to new countries may require lengthy review times by our sponsor. If you would like to focus your project in a new country, please contact email@example.com
Questions? Read through the FAQs below or email firstname.lastname@example.org for additional help.
Submission QuestionsDo I submit my application directly or does it have to go through the Sponsored Projects Office (SPO)?
Letters of support are not required. However, if research or other work is to be done outside the US, applicants are encouraged to submit a letter from a host university or institution expressing their commitment to work with the research team. Additional letters advocating the proposed approach or confirming the value of the research—from scale-up partners, collaborating institutions, policy-makers, or USAID staff—are welcome. No more than 2 letters will be accepted.
Budget QuestionsWhat Indirect Cost Rate (IDC) should I use?
You should use the IDC rate specified by your grant administrator for US government grants. Most universities have established a Negotiated Indirect Cost Rate Agreement that stipulates the indirect rate for all US government research awards. Note that this may not apply for international universities.
Each application should only include one budget.