Research and Innovation Development Office
12 October 2017
The British Academy has launched an opportunity to develop projects aimed at reducing corruption.
The anti-corruption evidence (ACE) programme aims to fund projects that provide evidence to policy makers and other stakeholders, with a view that they could then act on that evidence. Projects should therefore have the potential to be used to design an intervention that would reduce corruption. This scheme is funded in partnership with the Department for International Development (DfID).
The funder has announced four themes, one or more of which should be addressed by each proposal. They are:
- "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"
Importantly, projects must be primarily relevant to developing countries (according to the ODA list), and within that list there are countries of specific interest: Bangladesh, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Nepal, Nigeria, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda and Zambia.
Lead applicants must have at least three years' postdoctoral experience, and hold a position at an eligible institution for at least the duration of the grant. Successful projects must start on 1 March 2018, and run for two years. Projects may cost between £175,000 and £350,000.
The deadline for submission is 15 November 2017 (5pm).