Call for Proposals: the USAID Higher Education Global Evidence Summit
Engaging Higher Education for Global Change: Employability, Innovation, and the Private Sector
The inaugural USAID Higher Education Global Evidence Summit is pleased to announce that proposals are now being accepted through December 9, 2021. The Summit seeks to expand the higher education evidence base by focusing on three interrelated themes: Employability, Innovation, and Private Sector Engagement. Drawn from the USAID Higher Education Learning Agenda, these themes represent interrelated areas where knowledge generation, dissemination, and utilization can support strategic investments and improve practices around the world.
This virtual summit offers a unique opportunity for academics, researchers, donors, and practitioners to showcase emerging research, new data, trends, and promising practices as they relate to higher education in a global forum. Proposals featured in the Summit will also help activate the higher education data and evidence ecosystem to influence a wide range of evidence stakeholders, including data and evidence users, generators, and translators, and help advance the Higher Education Learning Agenda.
As part of our goal to diversify participation in the Summit, we are explicitly seeking knowledge from individuals in developing country contexts and research and evidence that thoroughly engages local knowledge to support best practices in solving local problems. Proposals from individuals in USAID partner countries will be given special consideration; however all academics, donors, practitioners, and students are encouraged to submit proposals.
Please view the full Call for Proposals for additional details on the types of sessions and subthemes that will be part of the USAID Higher Education Global Evidence Summit. All proposals must be submitted through the online portal by December 9 at Midnight Eastern.
To be among the first to find out additional details about the Higher Education Global Evidence Summit, join the USAID Higher Education Learning Network mailing list. Members of the Higher Education Learning Network will also receive special invitations to events, learn about funding opportunities, and be able to submit proposals for network activities and knowledge products. Learn more about the Higher Education Learning Network.