Request for Concept Notes - Area of Inquiry Two: Integration of legumes within local/regional market systems, including trade

Deadline: July 8th, 2019 05:00 PM EDT

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Details:  The Legume Systems Innovation Lab will focus on three Areas of Inquiry: 

·    Area of Inquiry One: Integration of legumes into sustainable smallholder farming systems and agricultural landscapes

·    Area of Inquiry Two: Integration of legumes within local/regional market systems, including trade

·    Area of Inquiry Three: Analysis of sociocultural and/or economic motivators or barriers to legume utilization at various stages and scales within production and market systems 

This call for concept notes corresponds to Area of Inquiry 2 (AOI 2). The Legume Systems Innovation Lab will request Full Proposals from a subset of concept notes selected based on the criteria elaborated in the PDF above (Download Solicitation). Concept notes for AOI 1 were due May 27, 2019, and the call for AOI 3 will be forthcoming, following a similar process.

Budget:  Maximum per project funding of U.S. $775,000

Project Award Period: Approximately 45 months ending by July 23, 2023

Informational Webinar:  A webinar was held on June 11, 2019, at 11am Eastern Daylight Time in the U.S. (GMT/UTC  -4 hours) to address any questions regarding this opportunity.  A recording of the webinar is available online.

Applicants may send questions by clicking on the "Contact Manager" link above.

Additional documents:  Applicants should review the following documents

1. Budget guidelines and description

2. Budget template for Concept Note (Version updated May 8, 2019)

3.  Budget template for Full Proposal (Version updated May 10, 2019)

4. Mini-manual for Proposal Development

5. Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) (Version AOI 2)

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