Office of Grant Writing & Publications.

Agency for International Development (USAID)

Office of Grant Writing & Publications

202 Jesse Hall
University of Missouri
Columbia, MO 65211

573 882-9500 phone
573 884-8371 fax

Limited Submission Announcement

The Agency for International Development (USAID) seeks to accelerate the development and introduction/translation of research products that will reduce mortality and severe morbidity in women, newborns and young children. The activities solicited through this RFA will be carefully coordinated by USAID with existing and future USAID health, nutrition and family planning research activities, introduction, technical assistance, and USAID mission and host country program implementation activities.

The Health Research Challenge for Impact (HRCI) and the Health Research Challenge for Delivery (HRCD) programs are expected to address two key challenges. HRCI will undertake coordinated research studies that accelerate the process of conducting and translating new research into use in field programs. HRCD will address the "know-do" gap coined by J.W. Lee; namely the translation of research into use to public health. HRCD will solicit, support, and manage sub-award research, evaluation, and introduction activities on how to deliver, achieve coverage, and scale up existing evidence-based approaches.

Because MU is limited to one application for one of these two programs, letters of intent must be submitted to the Office of Research,, no later than 4:00 p.m. on Friday, May 15, 2009. Letters of intent should be limited to a 3-page summary, including 1) the program of interest (HRCI or HRCD), 2) a brief description of the proposed project, and 3) projected impact on health outcomes in women, newborns and young children.


HRCI - $17 million over a five-year period
HRCD - $48 million over a five-year implementation period

MU Deadline:

4:00 p.m., Friday, May 15, 2009

Sponsor Deadlines:

May 22, 2009

URL for more information:

For both awards, approximately seventy-five percent of the funding is anticipated from USAID GH funds (referred to as core funding), with the remaining twenty-five percent expected from USAID Missions (referred to as field support), interagency agreements (IAA) and USAID other Bureau and USAID Mission funding. A cost share minimum amount of 15% is required under this RFA.

This notice is being sent to deans, directors, and chairs in health and life science disciplines. Please forward it to other faculty members who may be interested.

All limited submission announcements can be tracked by deadline via the Calendar at or by announcement date via the Limited Submissions listing at