Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA): Inviting applications for ‘The Intimate Partner Violence Initiative’.

Funding brief: The Intimate Partner Violence Initiative is issuing a second call for proposals from researchers working on randomized evaluations in low income countries.

In this round, the IPV Initiative will consider proposals that:
Add IPV focused survey modules to existing studies. These are smaller grants that would fund the cost of adding IPV-focused survey modules to upcoming data collection rounds for existing studies. They are intended for research studies that are not already focused on IPV reduction, but nevertheless are likely to have notable impacts on IPV and related outcomes. For example, cash transfer programs or certain micro-finance programs that drastically change inter-household financial dynamics could also add to, or relieve, inter-household tension that can be a trigger for IPV. Programs targeting depression, alcohol use, family planning, and personal development could be examples of additional areas to explore. They anticipate funding between 4 to 6 additions to planned survey rounds totaling between $25,000 and $50,000.

Add IPV focused survey rounds to current or past studies. These are moderately-sized grants to fund additional survey/data collection rounds focused on IPV. The types of proposals they intend to consider include, but certainly are not limited to: (1) supplemental household or spouse surveys with respondents that are not part of the original data collection plan, (2) a long-term follow-up survey of concluded study, and (3) cases where it is important to separate any IPV data collection from the primary study. Examples of this could include a supplemental household/spouse survey for a female entrepreneurship training program to see the effects on the intra-household dynamics, or a long-term follow-up survey of a life skills coaching program for adolescent girls to understand the effect on partner selection. We anticipate funding between 1 to 2 additions in this category, totaling between $50,000 and $125,000 each.

Add an IPV targeted treatment arm to an existing study. These are large grants that will support expanding a study by adding a treatment arm focused on reducing IPV to a randomized evaluation. Applicants can request funding for the costs of expanding the study sample and survey as well as the IPV focused intervention. Note that we have a slight preference for grants in the first two categories and only anticipate funding a large expansion to a study in the range of $250,000 or less if it is truly innovative or extraordinary.

Donor Name: Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA)
Funding name: The Intimate Partner Violence Initiative

Deadline: Proposals are due by July, 31st, 2018.

Funding details link: Click to view

Funding limit: Proposals shall indicate the overall cost of the project as well as the funding requested of the IPV Initiative. Funding requests are capped at $300,000. Funding is for research costs. Implementation costs for the program are expected to be covered from other sources, except when adequate justification is provided for their inclusion in the study budget. No funding will be provided for the salary or time of researchers in developed countries. Funding under the study budget for the salaries and/or time of researchers in developing countries will be considered on a case-by-case basis by the selection committee.

Special Notes: Please contact with the donor directly for further clarification and understanding.

Project start date: Not found

Project duration: Projects are expected to launch IPV-related component of their study before the end of 2019.

Eligible organization: As below

The IPV Initiative will only accept proposals from studies that employ a randomized design. They will not provide pilot or start-up funds, so at minimum the study should have already received an award notification from a primary funder before applying. All awardees are expected to coordinate with the IPV Initiative on the selection of survey modules and reporting of IPV-related results. Studies must also be willing to accommodate all best practices for ethical research of IPV (Click to view). They strongly encourage current and upcoming IPA projects and/or affiliated researchers to apply, though they will also consider proposals from outside sources.
Each application must be presented by a team consisting of (i) one or more researchers involved in the design of the intervention and responsible for carrying out a rigorous evaluation of the program and (ii) one or more practitioner institutions who will partner with the research team on the proposed intervention.
Researchers must be affiliated with a research institution or a university and either hold a PhD or be currently pursuing a PhD in a relevant social science discipline. They must demonstrate experience in field research and randomized evaluations.

Eligible Country: The fund encourages research projects in developing countries. Projects in sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia, as well as applications from research teams with one or more researchers working full time in these regions, are particularly encouraged.

Submission mail: Not found

Other important link:
Apply: Click to view
Guideline: Click to view
Form (Proposal): Click to view
Form (Budget): Click to view
About: Click to view

How to apply: Applicants should submit their completed application and all supporting materials using this Formstack link (Click to view).

Letters of Support: Please provide the following letters of support:
Full projects are required to provide a letter of support from the implementing partners.Applicants for pilot funding are encouraged to submit letters of support, if available.
Full projects are required to provide a letter of support from the institution that will receive the grant (which may be an IPA country office, a J-PAL regional office, or another institution).
If available, applicants should also include letters of support from potential scale-up partners.
Application form saved as a single .docx or .pdf file titled [PI last name][Proposal title].docx.
A copy of the study’s original/primary proposal titled [PI last name]
[Proposal title]PrimaryProposal.pdf
Separate budget saved as a single .xlsx file titled [PI last name]
[Proposal title]Budget.xlsx
CVs for all PIs on project titled CV
[PI last name].pdf
If Applicable: Letter(s) of support from implementing partners saved as .pdf files titled [PI lastname]_[Partner name].

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