AidData Invites Submissions to Support Geocoded Centered Research

The AidData Project at the College of William & Mary is excited to launch a Request for Applications (RFA) to support new research that utilizes subnational georeferenced development finance data. AidData invites researchers to submit applications that will address pressing development questions in innovative ways and/or develop and test new spatial methods using these data. Most awards are expected to fall in the $50,000-$200,000 range, with special consideration given to exception projects. This research is made possible by funding from USAID’s Global Development Lab and the Higher Education Solutions Network.

Successful applications will fit within one or more of the below categories:

  1. Development Finance Targeting & Allocation - projects seek to understand how development finance is targeted and allocated within one or more countries;

  2. Development Finance Effectiveness & Impact - projects address the effectiveness of development finance in improving outcomes at the subnational level.

  3. Transparency for Development - projects examine the impact of informational interventions and transparency initiatives related to development finance.

  4. Developing and Testing Spatial Methods - methodological innovations that utilize development finance data to improve allocation or impact evaluation strategies at the subnational level. Successful applications will include the development and empirical application of novel approaches to spatial analysis.

All RFA applications should be emailed to by 11:59 EST January 30, 2015.

Required Documentation:

For those who choose to submit an RFA and are not already a member of the ARC, please complete the ARC application form. We encourage you to share this information with any colleagues who may be interested in this opportunity.

For more information, please visit our Request for Application (RFA) FAQ page.

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