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. Please check the eligible countries list.

For this funding round we are particularly interested in the policy maker perspective.  As such, we are seeking research projects that help to answer this question:

“What are the challenges in your country/region/organisation limiting the use of scientific evidence by policy makers? How will your research contribute to overcoming them?”

Please note that these grants are for individuals and teams are not eligible.

Successful applicants will become INGSA Research Associates for the period of the grant (February 2019 – December 2019). Additional support will be made available for INGSA Research Associates to travel to an international INGSA meeting in late 2019.

Applications closed 15th November 2018. Applicants will be notified of the outcome in mid-December. 

Read the detailed Call for Applications with more information on the research them, selection criteria and the application process. 





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