DigiFI Request for Proposals (RFP Round 1)

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About the Initiative | Team | RFP  |African Scholars

For this round of grants, DigiFI Africa is accepting the following categories of proposals: Proposal Development grants (maximum $10'000), Pilot studies (maximum $75'000), and Full-Scale RCTs ($400'000). 

Submission Deadline:

This call for proposal round is closed.  

Application Material: 

Initiative documents: 


J-PAL affiliates, J-PAL postdocs, and DigiFI Africa invited researchers are eligible to apply for any type of DigiFI Africa funding. 

PhD students may be eligible to apply for proposal development grants or up to $75,000 in pilot or full-scale funding. To be eligible, PhD students must have a J-PAL affiliate or DigiFI Africa invited researcher on their thesis committee.

African Scholars who are based at an African academic institution based in Sub-Saharan Africa and who are outside of the eligible J-PAL network stated above are eligible to initially apply for Proposal Development Grants and Pilot Grants. The publication track record of these scholars may be considered during the grant-making process. Targeted mentorship will be provided to African Scholars who receive funds from the Initiative.

Please note that PhD students and African Scholars are not eligible to apply for off-cycle funding.