United States Agency for International Development (USAID) is
seeking applications for a cooperative agreement from qualified
entities to implement the Supporting, Mobilizing, and Accelerating
Research for Tuberculosis Elimination (SMART4TB) program.
Mobilizing, and Accelerating Research for Tuberculosis Elimination
(SMART4TB) will support research to evaluate approaches,
interventions, and tools, including tuberculosis diagnostic tests,
new tuberculosis treatment regimens and vaccines, to improve the
detection, prevention, and treatment outcomes of tuberculosis. The
geographical focus of this project is primarily the USAID's TB
priority countries and the Global Fund technical assistance
will be a global leader in the evaluation of new tools and
approaches that accelerate the detection, prevention and treatment
of TB, Drug-resistant Tuberculosis (DR-TB) and TB infection.
new tools and approaches to accelerate the detection of drug
susceptible and drug resistant TB disease and TB infection.
clinical trials to evaluate safety and efficacy of new drugs in
treatment regimens combinations for the treatments of TB.
operational research to improve the performance of TB programs by
targeting health system challenges, socioeconomic, behavioral,
and other determinants of TB.
and Evaluate innovative concepts and practices to interrupt
operational research / clinical implementation and
epidemiological studies to inform the introduction of new TB
research capacity of local entities and actively involve local
communities / civil society groups in research activities.
dissemination and translation of research findings into policy.
intends to award one Cooperative Agreement pursuant to this
notice of funding opportunity. Subject to funding availability
and at the discretion of the Agency, USAID intends to provide $
200,000,000 in total USAID funding over a five (5) year period.
anticipated period of performance is five years. The estimated
start date will be July 2022.
Bangladesh, Burma, Cambodia, Dem. Rep. Congo, Ethiopia, India,
Indonesia, Kenya, Kyrgyz republic, Malawi, Mozambique, Nigeria,
Pakistan, The Philippines, South Africa, Tajikistan, Tanzania,
Uganda, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, Vietnam, Zambia, Zimbabwe.
for this NOFO is not restricted.
welcomes applications from organizations that have not previously
received financial assistance from USAID.
organizations are eligible to apply for federal financial
assistance on the same basis as any other organization and are
subject to the protections and requirements of Federal law.
information, visit Grants.gov.