J-PAL initiatives concentrate funding and other resources around priority topics for which rigorous policy-relevant research is urgently needed. 

Each initiative identifies key gaps in the evidence; funds cutting-edge research; and supports policy engagement to share results and scale up effective programs.

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Crime & Violence Prevention

No active RFP cycles
Buildings in North America

Social Policy Research Initiative

Proposals Due: January 17, 2024
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US Health Care Delivery Initiative

Proposals Due: January 3, 2024
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Worker Prosperity Initiative

No active RFP cycles