INGSA Research Associates Grant Program 2019

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INGSA Research Associates Grant Program 2019

International Network for Government Science Advice is pleased to announce INGSA Research Associates Grant Program 2019. This grant program is open to the applicants who hold a Ph.D. at the time of application or have at least 5 years full-time equivalent experience in research or as a public policy professional.

In line with this mission, INGSA is offering six professional development and research grants of €15,000 each, to support early-to-mid career researchers or policy practitioners in Low and Middle-Income Countries.

Who May Eligible:

To eligible, the candidates must be following all the eligibility criteria:

  • Applicants must hold a Ph.D. at the time of application or have at least 5 years full-time equivalent experience in research or as a public policy professional (e.g. advice, analysis, implementation, evaluation).
  • Applicants must be living and working in Low and Middle-Income Countries (LMICs). A list of eligible countries can be found here.
  • Eligible countries are subject to ISC and IDRC risk assessments and legal obligations.
  • Applicants must be individuals. Teams of applicants are not eligible
  • Applicants must be employed at a recognized institution of higher education, an independent research organization, government agency, international organization, or relevant NGO for the duration of the award.
  • Applicants who can demonstrate relevant experience relating to developing and using science in public policy and government advisory systems are particularly encouraged to apply.

How to Apply & Competition Rules:

To participate, the applicants must submit an online application form through the given link:


  • Applicants to provide the following information:
    • Name and institutional affiliation, and position held.
    • Proposed title of the project.
    • A short CV (No more than 3 pages).
    • A clear, non-expert summary of the proposed project and expected outcomes (up to 500 words).
    • A brief outline of likely collaborative/consultative partnerships, e.g. if you are a scientist, who on the policy practitioner side do you intend to consult or collaborate with, and if a policy practitioner who on the research/scientist side will you consult (up to 200 words).
    • A proposed budget and justification of the funds requested.
    • Short public biography of the applicant (up to 200 words).
  • English is the working language of INGSA.
  • All application materials must be submitted in English.
  • Research outputs may be submitted in other international languages but must include an English summary.
  • At the end of the grant period (November 2019) the INGSA Research Associates will need to submit:
    • A two-page grant report detailing the work carried out as part of the INGSA grant, including evaluation and records of expenditure.
    • Any drafts or completed scholarly and/or peer-reviewed publications as set out in their written proposal.
    • Any content, resources or guidelines created as part of the project.
    • Financial reporting requirements, including expenditure statements as required by ISC.
    • [Optional] A case study report publishable on the INGSA website, and
    • Optional] A country-specific analysis of the science advice system to be included in the ‘Atlas of Science Advice’


  • There are six INGSA Research Associate Grants available to commence in 2019.
  • Each grant will be supported up to a maximum of €15,000.
  • Additional support will be made available for travel to an INGSA international meeting, likely in September 2019.

Application Deadline:

Applications will close on November 15, 2018.

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