The Evidence in Governance and Politics (EGAP) network is soliciting proposals for quantitative field studies on one of the following priority themes: (1) urban violence and policing, (2) climate justice, or (3) polarization and democracy. We aim to fund 6 grants of up to $15,000 each to teams led by principal investigators from the Global South. We plan to award two grants for studies that fit each of the above three topics. A critical feature of the grant is that it seeks to fund quantitative research (e.g., surveys, field experiments, or large-N analysis of administrative data) in the Global South that may lead to an accumulated understanding of promising governance innovations in each of these areas of study. We are especially interested in proposals for formative research that can then inform future larger-scale collaborative studies between researchers and practitioner organizations, including NGOs, civil society organizations, or government agencies.
Grant Size and Eligibility
- EGAP will award up to USD 15,000 to successful proposals and expects to select up to 6 award winners (2 awardees per theme).
- Up to USD 15,000 for individuals who meet the below stated eligibility criteria and are currently enrolled in a PhD program or in possession of a PhD and/or have prior experience leading research projects with similar levels of funding (please highlight relevant experience in your CV).
- Up to USD 5,000 for individuals who meet the below stated eligibility criteria and have completed a Master’s degree but are not currently enrolled in a PhD program or in possession of a PhD and have limited prior experience in leading research projects.
- Up to USD 2,000 for individuals who meet the below stated eligibility criteria and are currently pursuing a Master’s degree.
- Funding can be used to support the investigators’ time, travel and lodging associated with field research, research assistance, phone survey implementation costs, data purchase or storage, and other reasonable field research expenses.
- Eligibility is restricted to Global South scholars. This refers to individuals who (a) currently hold a PhD and are employed or at a university or research institute in the Global South; (b) currently study at the doctoral level at a university or research institute in the Global South, (c) received an undergraduate or graduate university degree from a Global South university and are currently a graduate student, postdoc, or faculty elsewhere, or (d) currently teach at a Global South university or research institute and received their PhD no more than five years ago.
Interested applicants should fill out and submit the following documents (click on the name for more information on each piece):
UPDATE: The deadline to submit a proposal has been extended. Interested scholars can now send application documents to firstname.lastname@example.org by Sunday, October 3, 2021 at 5:00 pm U.S. Pacific Time.
In addition, Principal Investigators seeking to begin research funded by EGAP during the COVID-19 pandemic are required to fill out a form, describing the nature of essential research, outlining the safety protocols that will be in place, and identifying key personnel required to support it. If you would like to submit the form with your application materials, you are welcome do so so, and can find it available here.