RFA Information - Vietnam


Request for Applications (RFA)

This Request for Applications (RFA) is issued by the Long-term Assistance and Services for Research: Partners for University-Led Solutions Engine (LASER PULSE) at Purdue University.  LASER PULSE is a five-year program implemented by a consortium comprising Purdue University (lead institution), the University of Notre Dame, Indiana University, Makerere University, and Catholic Relief Services. LASER PULSE is funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) under Cooperative Agreement 7200AA18CA00009.

Development Sectors of Interest: Air Pollution, Water Pollution and Small and Medium Enterprise Competitiveness

Region/Countries of Interest: Vietnam

Award Number and Size: 4 to 6 awards for a period of 12 to 24 months of research and translation for up to a maximum of $250K per award; for this RFA we expect to award $1,000,000 in total funding across all awards.  There is an expectation of 10% cost-share for all awards.



Full RFA applicaton information will be available to selected applicants following the letter of intent stage. Please download and read through all materials.

Download all necessary materials and templates here. Download materials are located in a zipped folder and numbered by reading/completion order.  
Please follow the numbered steps below to complete eligibility requirements and submit your application.


Application Submission Process and Timeline: 

Issuance of Request for Application (RFA):        24 July 2020 

Deadline for submission of questions on the RFA:     07 August 2020 at 6:00 pm Vietnam time 

Webinar to address questions regarding RFA:     13 August, 2020 at 8:00 am Vietnam time

Deadline for receipt of Letter of Interest 

(3 weeks before Application submission deadline):    21 August 2020 at 6:00 pm Vietnam time

Deadline for submission of Application:        10 September 2020 at 6:00 pm Vietnam time

Expected award status notification:            January 2021




For this RFA, prospective applicants are encouraged to thoroughly review the frequently asked questions (FAQs) document (enclosed in the download package) before submitting an application. A webinar was held on August 13, 2020. You may view it below. Answers to the questions in the webinar are available here.


Download MaterialsRead full RFA

Complete Required TrainingGender Analysis (required)
Embedded Research Translation (required)
Application Preparation (optional)


Read FAQsIncluded in Download link