ESRC IAA-GCRF NGO secondary data funding

This call provides small grants from the Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF) to explore opportunities for researchers to reuse data held by non-governmental organisations (NGOs) and international implementation agencies operating in an Official Development Assistance (ODA) context.

This additional IAA funding stream enables existing partnerships or the development of new partnerships with NGOs/agencies operating in an ODA context, to discover the extent and quality of the data being held and what potential there is for developing further research projects or realizing the impacts from this data that will benefit low- and middle-income countries.

Eligible social sciences researchers are invited to submit a proposal outlining how they will spend the available funding focusing on:
•    building relationships with NGOs working in international development to explore the potential of secondary NGO data, and/or
•    scoping opportunities for researchers to increase the impact of NGO data through secondary data analysis.

Projects funded through this call must promote economic development and welfare in an OECD DAC-listed country and comply with the ODA guidelines.


Applicants can choose from two different funding schemes:
•    KE Dialogues (for building relationships) – up to £2.5k for projects based in the UK, and up to £5k for international projects
•    Mini-KE Fellowships (for scoping opportunities) – up to £7.5k to enable a researcher to spend time embedded in an NGO

How to apply

The deadline for applications is 5pm on Friday 20 July 2018. For details of how to apply, please see the website of the Social Sciences Division


Internal funding