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Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Collaborative Research on Horticulture

For Information Only - Deadline has Passed

Call for Pilot Project Pre-proposals

Link to full proposal instructions

Cover Page (.docx) (.doc) (.pdf)

Performance Indicators Table (.docx) (.doc)(.pdf)

Budget (.xlsx) (.xls) - .xlsx preferred

Budget Narrative (.docx) (.doc)(.pdf)

Assurances Statement (.pdf)

The Horticulture CRSP is a five-year global Collaborative Research Support Program (CRSP), funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), and focused on reducing poverty in the developing world through horticulture. With this call, we are seeking pre-proposals from qualified institutions and investigators for Pilot Projects lasting up to three years. The funds available total $3 million of which $1.2, $1, and $0.75 million will be available in years 1, 2 and 3 respectively. These funds will support “Pilot Projects” (maximum $500,000 per project) effective October 1 2010 through September 30 2013. Projects must address one or more of the following priority issues:

Proposals that address multiple issues are strongly encouraged.

Proposals must also address the Horticulture CRSP objectives and themes, namely:


This RFP is open to all US public universities and their partner institutions and organizations as defined by the CRSP Guidelines. Each application team must be led by a US public university and include at least one host country institution or organization (IARCs , NGOs, or other private/public sector partners). Proposals from consortia of US and developing country institutions are encouraged. After peer reviews, the Horticulture CRSP International Advisory Board will recommend a limited number of pre-proposals, and the selected PIs will be asked to prepare full proposals.


The maximum amount awarded per project will be $500,000 over three years. Institutions may claim indirect costs at the lesser of 20% of modified total direct costs or their approved rate; indirect costs should not be claimed if no approved rate is in effect. Each applicant will be required to identify 25% of the total federal dollars per year in matching from non-federal sources and may match unrecovered indirect costs as part of that total.

Requirements for Pilot Projects


For more information on Pilot Projects, click here (pdf).