Request for Applications: The Kenya Feed the Future Innovation Engine (KFIE) identifies, fosters, and brings to scale innovative market-driven solutions to persistent food insecurity, under-nutrition and poverty.
This "Innovation Engine" seeks to partner people who design new concepts, products and services with investors who can maximize their commercial potential.
We support experimentation and reward proven success that represent game-changing approaches for thousands of Kenyan families.
Prospective applicants are invited to respond to an open and competitive solicitation for innovations in agriculture and nutrition by the Kenya Feed the Future Innovation Engine, in conjunction with the Kenya Horticulture Competitiveness Project.
The Innovation Engine anticipates inviting applications in at least two separate waves per year through 2015.
This solicitation will prioritize consideration for innovations that are user-driven and have, or intend to have, impact on the horticulture value chain.
Future solicitation waves will be open to a wider range of innovations in agriculture and nutrition.
This Request for Applications and any future amendments can be downloaded from the website links below.
Prospective applicants that are unable to retrieve the Request for Applications from the Internet may request for an electronic copy by e-mail (see links below).
To be considered for this solicitation wave, applications must be submitted via email 17th April.
Applications received after this deadline will be evaluated in the next solicitation wave.
In view of the high level of interest in the Innovation Engine, prospective applicants are strongly encouraged to submit their applications in advance of the closing date.
Prospective applicants who have questions concerning the contents of this Request for Applications shall submit them in writing by e-mail no later than Friday 5th April (see links below).
Responses to these questions will be posted on the Frequently Asked Questions section of the Innovation Engine website.
Issuance of this Request for Applications does not constitute an award commitment on the part of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) nor does it commit the program to pay for costs incurred in the preparation and submission of applications.
Deadline: June 27
For more scholarship information and application, visit: Request for Applications