INGSA Research Associate Grant Programme

INGSA is proud to partner with the Canadian International Development Research Centre (IDRC) to provide 6 Professional Development Grants to support early-to-mid career researchers or policy practitioners in Low and Middle Income Countries.

The recipients were chosen through a competitive process that attracted applications from all around the world, and the 6 selected recipients are an excellent example of the potential and scope of science/policy interface inquiry in the Global South.

Each of these grant recipients will be INGSA Research Associates for the year of their project, receiving professional development opportunities and support from INGSA.

We encourage you to have a deep read through each of the Research Associates' project overviews below:

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Dr Temilade Sesan, Nigeria: Temilade's works on major themes in international development, including appropriate technology diffusion, participatory development and women’s empowerment. Read more...

Project:Strengthening the contribution of evidence to household energy policymaking: The case of Nigeria” - Her INGSA project aims to enhance policymakers’ ability to engage with research on energy and development, and investigate the interactions between SDG7 and commitments on lowering carbon emissions (SDG13) and promoting gender equality (SDG5). Read more...

Dr Kristoffer B. Berse, Philippines: Kristoffer has a multidisciplinary academic background, and he teaches in policy analysis, research methods, and disaster governance as well as consulting with national and international agencies. Read more...

Project: A study aims to investigate the role and dynamics of a specific group of Filipino scientists, the National Panel of Technical Experts, in providing scientific advice and evidence to support the development and implementation of policies pertaining to a broad range of SDGs  Read more...

Mrs. D.P.P. Weerasinghe, Sri Lanka: D.P.P. Weerasinghe works as an Assistant Director of the National Narcotics Laboratory (NNL) of theNational Dangerous Drugs Control Board (NDDCB) of Sri Lanka. Read more...

Project:Scientific evidences and advice on drug supply control and demand reduction activities in Sri Lanka” - Her project will bring together experts to investigate the role of science in drug control related policies, and the intersecting complexities of justice, prevention and rehabilitation. Read more...

Dr Abdelali Laamari, Morocco: An engineer in agronomy and an agricultural economist, Abdelali is currently leading a research program on water governance and climate change as a part of a mega-project on water and agriculture. Read more...

Project:Smart water governance in Moroccan agriculture: Science and policy new partnership and cooperation" - His research for INGSA will look at water governance in Moroccan agriculture and develop a platform for how science evidence can support better water governance and the integration with SDG6. Read more...

Dr Laely Nurhidayah, Indonesia: Laely works at the Research Center for Society and Culture, Indonesian Institute of Sciences, in Jakarta. She leads the law, environment, society, and natural resources research portfolios. Read more...

Project:Addressing Sea Level Rise (SLR) through Integrated Coastal Zone Management, Disaster Risk Reduction and Sustainable Livelihood: Semarang as a Case Study" - Her Research Associate project will investigate the interlinkages between the implementation of several SDGs at local level, and the role of local government in implementing climate change adaptation strategies. Read more...

Mr Miguel Vera, Bolivia: An Associate Researcher and director of the training unit at Bolivia's Fundación ARU, Miguel has more than twenty years of experience in the design and analysis of public policies. Read more...

Project:The role of research centers in the generation and promotion of knowledge for the SDGs” - Bolivia has attained sound results in the achievement of MDGs yet there is scarce data and few rigorous studies to certify the impact of policies on the results. Miguel's project aims to shed light on the mechanisms that are used to inform policy and best research practice. Read more...

Grants are made possible through a partnership with the International Development Research Centre (IDRC).