Deadline: 15 November 2017
The British Academy is inviting proposals for its “Anti-Corruption Evidence (ACE) Programme” from researchers based anywhere in the world to develop interdisciplinary projects which enhance the development of more effective policies and interventions aimed at reducing corruption in developing countries.
It provides an opportunity for the world’s best researchers to develop studies focusing on improving the evidence base on what works in reducing corruption in developing countries. Successful applicants will provide the operational evidence needed by DFID country offices and other policymakers to make a practical impact in reducing corruption; drive multidisciplinary approaches to developing and disseminating best practice through active stakeholder engagement; and support international collaboration and the development of research capacity.
This call is for research projects which address one or more of the following four themes:
- International architecture and beneficial ownership
- Commodity trading and potential responses
- Promoting integrity and systems of integrity management in the public and private sectors
- Corruption at different levels
Funding and Duration
- The programme will fund projects of between £175,000 and £350,000 each, delivering research excellence with practical development impact.
- Projects must begin on 1 March 2018 and last two years.
- This call is open to researchers from anywhere in the world.
- There is no requirement that a UK-based partner be involved in the proposal.
- The lead applicant must have a minimum of three years postdoctoral (or equivalent) research experience.
- Applicants must hold a position, which is either permanent or lasts at least the duration of the award, at an eligible research or higher education institution, recognised by the British Academy.
- All projects must be ODA eligible.
- Only proposals which aim to support the economic development and welfare of developing countries will be supported under this call.
How to Apply
Applications must be submitted online via given website.
For more information, please visit British Academy.