What we fund
The IID program funds interdisciplinary research activities that will bring together innovation and development scholars to contribute to
- Knowledge generation, through systemic research on innovation in the informal sector and linkages with the formal sector to find out how to transform these marginal innovative activities into sustainable livelihoods
- Field building, by developing new concepts, methodologies, frameworks, indicators, and research approaches on innovation that lead to inclusive development
- Capacity building, through peer exchanges and global collaboration within research networks, in particular to build Southern researcher leadership in the field
- Policy influence, by providing evidence of how policies, regulation, and institutions, such as intellectual property rights, become incentives and/or bottlenecks for innovation within the informal sector
Specifically, IID research focuses on:
How to apply
The Innovation for Inclusive Development program accepts research grant ideas on an ongoing basis. We suggest following these steps when submitting an idea for funding consideration:
- Read our 2011-2016 program prospectus to better tailor your idea to our program’s priorities and outcome areas.
- Browse the synthesis of our previous work to better understand the types of projects that are at the base of inclusive development, and identify knowledge gaps that may interest us.
- You can contact our team to discuss the suitability of your research idea. Send inquiries to email@example.com.
- Develop a short concept note (3-5 pages) describing your idea, how it fits with our priorities, and your proposed approach, partners, and intended outcomes. You may also include an initial budget outline and a project timeline.
- Submit your short concept note electronically to firstname.lastname@example.org.