About GPRS

Global Partnerships and Research Services ensures WSU international research proposals are competitive and provides critical management and administrative support.


From Afghanistan to Uganda to Indonesia, the Global Partnerships and Research Services team has successfully established offices overseas across a range of contexts and operating environments. The team includes fiscal specialists who excel at managing funds in international contexts and travel specialists who have decades of experience booking and coordinating international travel arrangements. Whether it is supporting a visiting international researcher or establishing an international NGO, the GPRS team has established competencies in navigating the complexities of international collaborations.


Global Partnerships and Research Services has in-house capacity to design and operationalize Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning (MEL) systems for projects and programs. The team also has a depth of experience in building capacity both on and off WSU’s campuses through face-to-face workshops and virtual advising.

Pre-award support

GPRS provides pre-award management of international projects (finding partners, proposal development, translation of solicitations).

Post-award support

GPRS provides expert post-award management of international projects, including general grant management, MEL, fiscal support, setting up overseas offices, partner/funder communications, report writing, and logistical support on and off campus.

GPRS projects

University Partnership Program$126KJanuary 2024-March 2025U.S. Department of State/U.S. Embassy SerbiaUniversity of Novi Sad, Department of Journalism, Serbia
Train-the Trainer Workshop in Hyderabad, India$15K2023U.S. Department of State/Office of Public Affairs
Tanzania: Economic Growth Participating Agency Service Agreement$6.3M2015-23USDA-FASUSAID/Tanzania Economic Growth Office
Pakistan: Center for Advanced Studies in Food Security and Agriculture at the University of Agriculture-Faisalabad$1.1M2016-17USAIDUniversity of California, Davis
Colombia: Building Capacity for Research and Extension at Universidad de la Salle$60K2016-17Department of StateNew Mexico State University, University of California, Davis
Afghanistan: Agricultural Extension Project II $4.5M2014-17USAIDUniversity of Maryland, Texas A&M University, Purdue University, University of California, Davis, Afghan Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation, and Livestock
Algeria: Bee Breeding$32K 2014-17USDA-FASInstitute Technique des Elevages (ITELV), Algeria
Morocco: Fire Blight Disease Affecting Production of Apples and Pears$32K 2014-16USDA-FAS
Afghanistan: Agricultural University Faculty Strengthening $895K 2011-16USAIDPurdue University
Afghanistan: eQuality Alliances with Afghanistan public universities$8.0M2011-16USAIDKabul University
Rwanda: Women’s Leadership Program in Agriculture at the University of Rwanda$75K2012-15USAIDMichigan State University, Ministry of Education, University of Rwanda, Higher Education for Development
Ukraine: Ukraine Agricultural Cooperatives$54K 2012-14USDA-FAS
Afghanistan: Agricultural Extension Project$3.1M 2011-14USDA-FASUniversity of Maryland, Purdue University, University of California, Davis
Mauritania: Food Security and Climate Change$70K 2011-12USDA-FAS
Democratic Republic of Congo and Rwanda: School Gardens Program in Congo and Rwanda $53K 2010-11USDA-FAS
Iraq: Agricultural Extension Revitalization $855K 2007-11USDA-FASTexas A&M University, Utah State University
Georgia: Modernization of the Georgian Agrarian University$208K2005-10USDA-FAS
Ecuador: Youth Leadership Program$218K2007-08Department of StateALLPA Ecological Regeneration Institute
Malawi: Community-based Management of Chia Lagoon Watershed$2.1M 2004-07USAID
Tanzania and Malawi: Dry Bean-Cowpea Collaborative Research Support$3.9M 1980-2007USAIDMichigan State University
Uzbekistan:Education Capacity Building in Water and Environmental Policy Analysis for Uzbekistan and Central Asia $300K2002-05Department of State
China: International American Studies Degree Program Development $119K 2002-05Department of State
Jordan: Skills Enhancement and Support to Decision-makers in Jordan’s Water Sector$1.9M 2000-05USAID
Zambia: Small-scale Irrigation Food Security Program$235K 2003-04USAIDNCBA CLUSA
Armenia: Marketing Assistance Project$490K2002-04USDA
Malawi: Agroforestry Extension Project $6.9M 1992-2004USAID
Uzbekistan and Central Asia Region: Partnership for Environmental Protection and Integrated Water Management$100K 2000-03USAID
Mali: Animal Productivity and Export Project$10.8M 1992-98USAID
Russia: Krasnoyarsk Small and Medium Enterprise Development$2.4M1994-97USAID
Kenya: Small Ruminant Restricted Pox Vectored Vaccine$132K 1991-95USAID
Morocco and Burkina Faso: Analysis of Land and Water Resources Technology in Rain-fed Crop and Livestock Systems$450K 1991-95USDA
Romania: Management Training and Economics Education in Central and Eastern Europe$1.6M 1990-94USAIDUniversity of Washington
Morocco: Dryland Agricultural Applied Research Program$1.0M 1990-94USAIDUniversity of Nebraska
Cameroon: Agricultural Planning and Policy Project$11.0M 1988-93USAID
Mali: Livestock Sector Project (Phase III)$454K 1991-92USAID
Malawi: Agricultural Research and Extension Project$8.0M 1986-92USAIDOregon State University
Jordan: National Agricultural Development Project$9.1M 1986-91USAID
Zimbabwe: Development of Synthetic Peptide Vaccine Against Bovine Anaplasmosis$150K 1987-90USAID
Pakistan: Irrigation Systems Management Research Project$902K 1984-90USAIDUniversity of Idaho
Kenya: Small Ruminant Collaborative Research Support Program$2.2M 1978-90USAID
Lesotho: Farming Systems Research Project$9.6M 1979-86USAID
Jordan: Valley Agricultural Services Project$5.5M 1979-86USAID
Indonesia: Eastern Islands Agricultural Education Project$5.4M 1979-84USAID
Jordan: University of Jordan, College of Agricultural Development$2.2M 1975-79USAID