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ANDE-IDRC Joint Call for Expressions of Interest: Research on Accelerating Women-Led Ventures in Latin America & Sub-Saharan Africa

Ana Isabel Paraguay
Posted July 20, 2020 from Brazil
Expired on August 27, 2020

This research will directly incorporate and/or build on a dataset of over 20,000 ventures that applied to accelerator programs, developed by the Global Accelerator Learning Initiative (GALI).

With the support of the International Development Research Centre (IDRC), ANDE is seeking EOI from researchers based in and/or affiliated with institutions in Latin America or Sub-Saharan Africa to conduct deep-dive research into the effect of acceleration on women entrepreneurs using and/or building on the GALI dataset and existing research on the topic.

ANDE and IDRC expect that each research grant will result in a white paper that will be released publicly. While researchers may also submit these or associated papers to academic journals, the core deliverable must be a publicly available white paper to help inform policy and practice.

The budget for each research grant should be between USD $20,000 and $30,000.
This can cover direct expenses associated with the research, including salaries, travel, data collection, and other relevant costs.
This grant funding cannot cover overhead expenses, and as such any such expenses should be included as direct cost line items (e.g. specific staff costs for administrative management of the grant).

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The Aspen Network of Development Entrepreneurs (ANDE) and Canada’s International Development Research Centre (IDRC) are seeking Expressions of Interest (EOI) to conduct research on the experience of women entrepreneurs participating in venture accelerator programs, with a specific focus on women entrepreneurs in Latin America and Sub-Saharan Africa.

ANDE invites proposals that combine this grant funding with other sources of research support, though the status of these other support sources should be clearly noted in the proposal.

The grant funding is available for researchers affiliated with academic or other scholarly institutions (e.g. Think Tanks) in Latin America and Sub-Saharan Africa. This may include a partnership with academics elsewhere, but must be led or co-led by researchers in these geographies. The research should also focus on entrepreneurs in these geographies. Proposals from graduate students are eligible for grants.

August 28, 2020: Deadline for expression of interest submissions.

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Ana Isabel Paraguay
Jul 20, 2020
Jul 20, 2020

Friendly reminders:
1. Study similar calls (open and closed ones) that interest you to discover what they have in common and how you can think ahead/plan to apply = increase your chances of success!
2. Prepare/update paperwork (certificates and attests usually required from an organization like yours);
3. Write (baby steps...!) and discuss a project draft - to validate the priorities within your group and to train your grant writing skills;
4. Do not wait to find a call and then start writing your proposal/project. Start now!!!
5. Visit the World Pulse website >>> My Pulse >>> Resources and then use its filters (right upper corner) to find what may really suit you;
6; Share the opportunities that may not apply to you but can interest others;
7. Spread the word about your failures and achievements in grant requests. Yes, tell these stories too... They will enlighten and inspire your network

Jill Langhus
Jul 22, 2020
Jul 22, 2020

Thanks, Ana.