Inclusive Socio-Economic Development in Beni Mellal-Khenifra, Morocco

Any type of organization is eligible to submit a Concept Note under the Inclusive Socio-Economic Development Addendum.

However, in accordance with the requirements of the overarching Science, Technology, Innovation, and Partnership Annual Program Statement (7200AA18APS00003, pages 12-13, as amended

02/07/19), Concept Notes submitted in response to this Addendum must include partnerships with the following actors at minimum:
A Higher Education Institution (HEI).

Partnerships with Morocco, U.S., or international HEIs are acceptable.

Consistent with guidance from USAID/E3/Education, a higher education institution is defined as an organization that provides educational opportunities that build on secondary education, providing learning activities in specialized fields; this may include public or private universities, colleges, research institutes, training institutes, vocational training centers, etc.

A Local Partner.

Local partners can be any type of Moroccan organization (public, private, CSOs, etc.) preferably those based or with an existing permanent presence in the Beni Mellal-Khenifra region of Morocco.

Related Programs

USAID Foreign Assistance for Programs Overseas

Agency for International Development

Agency: Agency for International Development

Office: Morocco USAID-Rabat

Estimated Funding: $18,000,000

Who's Eligible

Obtain Full Opportunity Text:
NSF Program Desccription 10-1639

Additional Information of Eligibility:
* Only firms qualifying as a small business concern are eligible to participate in the STTR program.

Socially and economically disadvantaged small business concerns and women-owned small business concerns are particularly encouraged to participate.

For an STTR Phase I Proposal, a minimum of 40% of the research, as measured by the budget, must be performed by the small business concern and a minimum of 30% of the research, as measured by the budget, must be performed by the collaborating research institution.

Proposals from joint ventures and partnerships are permitted, provided the entity created qualifies as a small business in accordance with this solicitation.

Proposing firms are also encouraged to take advantage of research expertise and facilities that may be available to them at colleges, universities, national laboratories, and from other research providers.

Such collaborations may include research subcontracts, consulting agreements or the employment of faculty as senior personnel and of graduate or undergraduate students as assistants by the small business.

*PI Limit:The primary employment of the Principal Investigator (PI) must be with the small business concern at the time of the award.

A PI must spend a minimum of two calendar months on an STTR Phase I project.

Employment releases and certifications of intent shall be required prior to award.

Primary employment is defined as 51% employed by the small business.

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