One Health Workforce (OHW) Next Generation – Scholarship and Grants Opportunities

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Funding Opportunity ID: 309813
Opportunity Number: 7200AA19RFA00004
Opportunity Title: One Health Workforce (OHW) Next Generation
Opportunity Category: Discretionary
Opportunity Category Explanation:
Funding Instrument Type: Cooperative Agreement
Category of Funding Activity: Health
Category Explanation:
CFDA Number(s): 98.001
Eligible Applicants: Others (see text field entitled “Additional Information on Eligibility” for clarification)
Additional Information on Eligibility: Applicants will be required to apply as part of a coalition that includes faculties and schools of public health, animal health, medicine, the environment, and public administration at tertiary higher education institutions in the United States and/or overseas. The prime must be an accredited, degree-offering higher education institution or an association comprised of accredited, degree-offering higher education institutions. All types of organizations, including colleges and universities, non-governmental organizations, not for-profit organizations, for-profit organizations, small businesses, private voluntary organizations, and faith-based organizations, will be eligible to participate as sub-recipients. Minority-serving institutions of higher education are encouraged to apply. As beneficiary institutions, university members of the African and Southeast Asian One Health (OH) university networks (One Health Central and East Africa and Southeast Asia One Health University Network) will not be eligible to apply.
Agency Code: USAID
Agency Name: Agency for International Development
Posted Date: Oct 22, 2018
Close Date: RSVP will be accepted until the meeting capacity is met or through Friday, November 23, 2018.
Award Ceiling: $85,000,000
Award Floor: $0
Estimated Total Program Funding: $85,000,000
Expected Number of Awards: 1
Description: Invitation:Pre-Application Conference TentativeDates: November 29, 2018(Washington, DC) and December 7, 2018 (London, UK) DearInternational Development Community: The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) invitesorganizations working on the prevention, detection, and response of infectiousdisease threats to participate in one of two pre-application conferences beingorganized by USAID’s Emerging Threats Division that will be held on November29, 2018, in Washington, DC, and on December 7, 2018, in London, UK. At thesemeetings, USAID plans to discuss a Request for Information (RFI) that isanticipated to be released in approximately 30 days from this publication inorder to solicit feedback from a broad range of stakeholders, including thehigher education community, on a planned activity to equip current and futureworkforces with the multisectoral skills and competencies required to addressinfectious disease threats. Addressinginfectious disease threats requires workforces that not only have the technicalskills and competencies to function within their own discipline and sector, butalso possess the skills to effectively and sustainably work across sectors anddisciplines. USAID has invested fornearly a decade in the development of two regional OH university networks inAfrica and Southeast Asia that are committed to transforming health workforcesto function more effectively and across sectors: One Health Central and EastAfrica (OHCEA), which is based in Kampala, Uganda, and Southeast Asian OneHealth University Network (SEAOHUN), which is based in Chiangmai, Thailand.These networks are comprised of 144 schoolsand faculties in 84 universities across 12 countries. Under OHW NextGeneration, USAID plans to build on this investment by strengthening theorganizational capacity of these two networks to use assessments ofmultisectoral workforce capacity to inform the design and adaptation oftraining and educational offerings, develop and deliver educational offeringsin alignment with prioritized One Health core competencies and technicalskills, and acquire and manage direct donor funding. Onecooperative agreement will be awarded to a qualified higher educationinstitution that will represent a coalition of universities and other publicand private sector organizations that will work with OHCEA and SEAOHUN, asbeneficiary institutions. Moreinformation on eligibility can be found under the “Eligibility” section of thisSynopsis. Thisis an open invitation, however, the meetings will have limited capacity. Assuch, USAID kindly requests that all organizations planning to participate tolimit attendance to two (2) participants. USAID also recommends thatparticipants represent their organization’s technical expertise as well astheir business management capabilities (e.g., grants, contracts, financialaspects). To RSVP, organizationsshould email ohwnextgen@usaid.gov with the following information: EMAILSUBJECT: OHW Next Gen Pre-Application Conference (indicate Washington, DC orLondon, UK) RSVPINFORMATION: Full name, title, organization, email, phone of up to two (2)participants RSVPsto this event must be acknowledged by USAID, as space is limited. The RSVPacknowledgment will provide more detail regarding the meeting location andtime. Only those participants who receive an email acknowledgment will beallowed to participate in the Pre-Application Conferences. RSVPs will beaccepted until the meeting capacity is met or through Friday, November 23,2018. Any questions about thepre-application conferences may be directed to ohwnextgen@usaid.gov. Please noteQUESTION: OHW Next Gen Consultation Meeting in the Subject Line. Thank you for yourinterest in USAID’s Emerging Threats Programming. THIS NOTICE IS NOT A COMMITMENT TO AWARD. A Request forInformation (RFI) will be released on Grants.gov prior to the pre-applicationconferences. This Notice is being issued so that interested parties areaware of USAID’s intention to post this RFI in the near term and hold thepre-application conferences. Questions and comments on the RFI and its commentsshould be submitted once it is posted. Please note that USAID will not reimburse travel and transportationexpenses or any other expenses to attend the pre-application conference inWashington, DC or London, UK. All of theinformation contained in this Notice is subject to change.
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