USAID Research Division Partners and Programs

The Development, Research, and Innovation Virtual Engagements (DRIVE) Convening brought together research experts and thinkers in a diverse array of partners and programs to achieve advancing high-quality research for development and research utilization. Below are acronyms that were used for our various initiatives and associated websites. USAID ITR’s research partners were invited to learn more about each of these initiatives by perusing the websites. PDF Version

 

Acronym  Title Website
AAAS American Association for the Advancement of Science https://www.aaas.org/programs/science-technology-policy-fellowships
AidData AidData Center for Development Policy https://www.aiddata.org/center-for-development-policy
ALP Accelerating Local Potential https://www.usaid.gov/research
ASPIRE Achieving Sustainable Partnerships for Innovation, Research, and Entrepreneurship https://www.usaid.gov/research/BRIDGE-Train
BRIDGE-Train Building Research and Innovation for Development, Generating Evidence, and Training https://www.usaid.gov/research/BRIDGE-Train
BRIDGE-U Bringing Research to Impact for Development, Global Engagement, and Utilization https://www.usaid.gov/research/bridge-u
CARISCA Center for Applied Research in Supply Chain-Africa https://research.wpcarey.asu.edu/carisca/
CITE Comprehensive Initiative on Technology Evaluation https://d-lab.mit.edu/research/mit-d-lab-cite
ConDev Center on Conflict and Development https://www.condevcenter.org/
DDI Bureau for Development, Democracy, and Innovation https://www.usaid.gov/who-we-are/organization/bureaus/bureau-development-democracy-innovation
DIL Development Impact Lab https://dil.berkeley.edu/
DRIVE Development, Research, and Innovation Virtual Engagements https://www.rtachesn.org/development-research-and-innovation-virtual-engagements-drive-convening/
GCFSI Global Center for Food Systems Innovation https://gcfsi.isp.msu.edu/
HESN Higher Education Solutions Network https://www.usaid.gov/hesn
IEEE Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers https://ieeeusa.org/advocacy/government-fellowships/usaid-fellowships/
IDIN International Development Innovation Network http://idin.org/
ISEF International Science and Engineering Fair https://www.societyforscience.org/isef/
ITR Innovation, Technology, and Research Hub https://www.usaid.gov/innovation-technology-research
ITR/R The Research Division in the Innovation, Technology, and Research Hub https://www.usaid.gov/research
JSF Jefferson Science Fellowship https://sites.nationalacademies.org/PGA/jefferson/index.htm
LASER Long-term Assistance and Services for Research https://laserpulse.org
LISA Laboratory for Interdisciplinary Statistical Analysis https://sites.google.com/colorado.edu/lisa2020
MUST-ISP Malawi University of Science and Technology – Innovation Scholars Program https://gcfsi.isp.msu.edu/programs/innovation-scholars/must/
NEXTi2i New Entrepreneurship Xchange for Transformation: Idea to Impact https://www.nexti2i.com/
PEER Partnership for Enhanced Engagement in Research https://nas.edu/peer
PISBIC Partnership for Innovation and Sustainable Informatics Capacity in Kenya https://helinanet.org/
RAN Resilient Africa Network https://www.ranlab.org/
RPC Research Policy and Coordination https://www.usaid.gov/research
RTAC Research Technical Assistance Center https://www.rtachesn.org/
SEAD Social Entrepreneurship Accelerator at Duke https://globalhealth.duke.edu/projects/social-entrepreneurship-accelerator-duke
STIP APS Science, Technology, Innovation and Partnership Annual Program Statement https://www.usaid.gov/research/STIP-APS