Texas A&M University Soil and Crop Science Department was a sub-contractor to Tetra Tech for implementation of the USAID Environmental Management in the Oil Sector (EMOS) project in Uganda. Three Ugandan Universities were partners in the project: Kyambogo University, Makerere University, and Mbarra University of Science and Technology. ConDev assisted in managing the TAMU part of the project. Well into the project, participating Ugandan faculty requested that they be better supported to conduct research relevant to the project goals. USAID/EMOS project managers agreed to a plan suggested by ConDev that the two organizations jointly support Ugandan faculty research. The Transformative Solutions model RFA was adapted to the goals of the EMOS project. Three competitive awards were made by ConDev, described below.