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Researchers joining the network will have access to:

  • Short-term research based technical assistance opportunities
  • Resource repositories with practical tools and the latest evidence
  • Networking opportunities with other researchers and USAID staff
  • State-of-the-art training opportunities

Through RTAC, USAID staff will be able to access:

  • A global network of experts across all USAID technical sectors
  • Geographically dispersed researchers and research institutions

The Research Technical Assistance Center

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Our Global Network

254 Faculty, Graduate Students, Post-Doctoral Students, and Lecturers
116 Women Researchers
41 Researchers affiliated with U.S. Minority-Serving Institutions
67 Researchers affiliated with Developing-Country Academics Institutions


Call for Academic Researchers: Join Our Network to Apply for Exclusive USAID-Funded Research Opportunities

NORC at the University of Chicago is pleased to invite leading academic researchers across development sectors to apply to join the U.S. Agency for International Development’s (USAID) Research Technical Assistance Center (RTAC).


General Information

Digital Tools and the Future of International Development

On May 17, 2019, RTAC hosted a high-level policy convening related to “Digital Tools and the Future of International Development” in Washington, DC. Led by RTAC partner [email protected], the convening attracted almost 90 technology leaders and practitioners from USAID, academia, the private sector, and the donor community for a daylong event


General Information

Supporting Indonesia’s Quest to Reduce Neonatal Mortality With Research Evidence

In spring 2019, I had the privilege of working with an energetic team of public health faculty and graduate students at the University of Indonesia led by Professors Asri Adissamita and Hadi Pratomo. Under USAID’s Research Technical Assistance Center, the UI team received specialized technical assistance to develop a Research-to-Action Plan to promote the use of Kangaroo Mother Care (KMC)


Global Health

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