|What we fund
We fund research on how states and societies build legitimate and accountable public authorities. We focus particularly on research that examines the interactions between state and non-state actors, and formal and informal institutions, in the areas of governance, security, and justice. We fund research institutions primarily in developing countries, with a focus on research in fragile and conflict-affected contexts. Our regional priorities are Latin America and the Caribbean, sub-Saharan Africa, the Middle East and North Africa, West Africa, and South and Southeast Asia. If you are approaching us for funding, we encourage you to read our prospectus, which provides an overview of our program.
We review research grant ideas every three months. We discuss relevant research grant ideas to determine if we would like to invite the submission of a full proposal. Some of the criteria we use to assess these ideas include:
- Relevance to the GSJ program, research context, and the beneficiaries of the research
- Appropriate methodological approaches, including innovations in information and communication technologies
- Analysis of gender dynamics
- Potential use of results