European Social Inclusion Initiative – For Researchers

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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 [email protected].