Partnership to Bridge the Science Research Gap in the Developing World

USAID and Seeding Labs work together to advance scientific research in the global south.

Partnership to Bridge the Science Research Gap in the Developing World

Seeding Labs and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) form a new public-private partnership to bridge the science research gap in the developing world. This new partnership between Seeding Labs and USAID’s Office of Science and Technology’s Research Partnerships for Development Program aims to leverage $20 million in donated cutting-edge scientific equipment to more than 100 universities in developing countries over the next three years.

Seeding Labs leverages the surplus equipment and resources of a wide network of corporate and academic partners in the United States to affordably equip science researchers and laboratories throughout the developing world. The organization plans to provide laboratory equipment and supplies, training and networking opportunities to tens of thousands of researchers and students over the course of the program, to enhance science education in the developing world and support research projects with long-term development impact.


  • United States Agency for International Development (USAID)

    Funding Agencies
    United States | Staff size: Unknown

    USAID is the lead U.S. Government agency that works to end extreme global poverty and enable resilient, democratic societies to realize their potential.

    U.S. foreign assistance has...

  • Seeding Labs

    Implementing NGO
    United States | Staff size: 1-5

    Seeding Labs is a 501c3 non-profit organization that empowers talented scientists in developing countries to conduct life-changing research. Seeding Labs provides scientists and their students...

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Key Information

  • Start Date 2014
  • End Date 2016
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