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.
For more information, please visit https://www.andeglobal.org/page/ande-idrc-eoi