European Social Inclusion Initiative – For Researchers
The first round of Requests for Proposals (RFP) focuses on improving the inclusion and the social and economic future of first- and second-generation migrants and refugees in Europe through interventions in education and skills training.
Round 1 - Closed
Open RFP: Monday, 20 May, 2019
Proposal Deadline: Friday, 27 September 2019
Funding Decisions: November 2019
Who can apply?
J-PAL affiliates, J-PAL post docs, and ESII invited researchers may apply for ESII funding. The initiative does not accept proposals from research teams that do not have a J-PAL affiliate and/or invited researcher listed as a co-investigator. Potential proposals must submit requests for funding for either a full evaluation or a pilot study.
Doctoral student eligibility:
Graduate students may apply for full research projects or pilot studies up to €67,000 if they have a J-PAL affiliate or an ESII invited researcher on their thesis committee at their host university. Note that doctoral students may be awarded a maximum of two grants for pilot/full study funding during their time as graduate students.
How much funding is available?
Full studies: The initiative may award funding to proposals for full studies of up to €350,000. These grants are for research projects with a clear research question, committed implementing partner(s), randomization design, well-defined instruments, and sample size estimates.
Pilot studies: Pilot studies are eligible for funding of up to €67,000.
The criteria for pilot funding apply only to proposals requesting funds to conduct piloting (pre-randomization) activities.
Please note that ESII does not accept off-cycle requests.
How can I apply?
All potential applicants should submit the following:
Pilot study or full evaluation:
Please send your completed RFP package to .