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Limited Submission Funding Opportunity for Texas A&M University

Rwanda: Women’s Leadership Program in Agriculture (2012)

Higher Education for Development / USAID

PI Eligibility:
Texas A&M University faculty are eligible.

HED will only consider applications from regionally accredited, degree granting, U.S. higher education institutions (two- and four-year colleges and universities). U.S. colleges and universities may apply individually or in partnership with other institutions.

Institutional Eligibility: 
Your proposal will need to be submitted in the name of Texas A&M University. The proposal will be prepared and submitted by the Office of Sponsored Research Services (OSRS)

Number of Applications: 1
HED will accept only one (1) application from each lead U.S. applicant institution per partnership award. However, U.S. applicant institutions are permitted to participate as secondary institutions in more than one application per partnership award.

The purpose of the Women's Leadership Program in Rwanda for Agriculture (WLP-Rwanda (Agriculture)) is to support national and local development goals in Rwanda that promote gender equality and female empowerment in agricultural sciences.
HED is working with USAID EGAT/ED and USAID/Rwanda to support a higher education partnership between the National University of Rwanda (NUR) and one or more U.S. higher education institution(s) that will enhance the ability of NUR to advance women's leadership in the field of agricultural sciences.
The WLP-Rwanda (Agriculture) partnership will contribute to the primary objectives of the overall Women's Leadership Program framework. These overarching objectives are:
1. To promote and support the access of women to higher education and advanced degrees
2. To strengthen institutional capacity in research and education on women's leadership
3. To promote women's leadership through higher education extension/outreach efforts in underserved communities

May 25, 2012, 5:00 pm:  Deadline for an email of intent, title of internal proposal and a 1-3 sentence description of the project. 

Send email of intent to

May 31, 2012, 5:00 pm:  Deadline to submit an internal proposal.  All proposals submitted for the Limited Submissions must be submitted electronically using the on-line application system, which is available at:

Be prepared to upload your internal proposal, the sections will include a 1-3 page Research Plan Summary, Bio-sketch, and a budget.

This site is password protected. Texas A&M University tenure or tenure track faculty may use their neo password to access the system. To change your password go to:, click on "Forget your password?" and enter the email account you used to setup your account.  If you need to setup a new account go to:, click on "Need an eProposal Account," fill in the pertinent information and an account will be created for you.

If you have any questions, please contact or 979.845.1811.

June 6, 2012: The Internal Selection Committee will notify PIs of the result of the internal competition.

June 20, 2012:  Deadline Request of Application.

Internal Selection Procedures:
Texas A&M University has established a procedure to identify limited submission opportunities and internally select proposals for Texas A&M submissions.