Is there a preference for which organization should be designated as the lead?

We are interested in learning from interventions taking place outside the U.S., and we believe that those with firsthand knowledge or experience with an intervention in its home country setting are in a better position to lead research on transferability and adaptation, compared with partners who are not located in the home country. However, we also recognize that the logistics of administering the grant may be prohibitive for some non-U.S. organizations or that other aspects related to the nature of the study may necessitate the U.S. partner serving as the lead. Therefore, we will consider lead organizations both outside and within the U.S. All applicants are required to provide justification for how the lead organization was determined.