USAID Research Technical Assistance Center
The USAID Rapid Technical Assistance Center (RTAC) is a global network of university researchers who provide USAID missions with rapid, on-demand expertise across all sectors and geographic areas. Lead by NORC at the University of Chicago, the consortium of higher education institutions (HEI) will support USAID's missions, bureaus, and independent offices to make evidence-based decisions to inform programming and policy.
Drawing from the robust and diverse research capacity of Notre Dame's world-class faculty, research staff, and graduate students - as well as the Pulte Institute’s already expansive network of HEI partners in Low- and Middle-Income Countries (LMIC) - the Pulte Institute helps grow the RTAC Research Network and link faculty and researchers to appropriate RTAC research opportunities. For research funding opportunities available through the RTAC program, the Pulte Institute supports faculty and researchers with proposal development, program design and implementation, financial management, and reporting.