INGSA Research Associate Grant Programme


The International Network for Government Science Advice (INGSA) is a collaborative platform for policy makers, practitioners, national academies, and academics to share experience, build capacity and develop theoretical and practical approaches to the use of scientific evidence in informing policy at all levels of government.

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. Each grant recipient will manage and conduct a project of their choice in line with the priority research theme outlined in the Call for Applications. Successful applicants will become INGSA Research Associates for the period of the grant (March 2018 – February 2019).

There is an INGSA Guide for Hosting Institutions.pdf document, detailing financial reporting requirements etc.


Selection timetable and process

Call for applicants:                                         15 September 2017

Submission deadline:                                     15 November 2017

Review and selection:                                     December 2017

Funding decision / award:                               January 2018

Grant commencement:                                   1 March 2018

Attendance at INGSA Conference:                 21-22 September 2018

Submission of grant deliverables:                   February 2019


Application Documentation


Becoming an INGSA Research Associate provides a unique opportunity to leverage – and contribute to – INGSA’s global network of science advisors and database of resources. The grants are open to academics or policy professionals, with the aim of increasing the understanding of science advisory mechanisms in the Global South.

INGSA Research Associates will also be highly encouraged to attend INGSA’s 2018 conference in Tokyo on the 6th and 7th November 2018. Additional funds will be made available to all successful grant winners to enable them to attend.

Any questions relating to the application, or to report technical issues with the online submission form, can be directed to INGSA Programme Officer, Grant Mills: g.mills [at]


Applications have now closed


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INGSA operates under the auspices of the International Council for Science (ICSU). Grants are made possible through a partnership with the International Development Research Centre (IDRC).