Call for Proposals

The Project on Resources and Governance (PRG) is soliciting applications for grants to support early-stage exploratory research. We seek to support research that:

  • is focused on governance politics, economics, or social welfare in low and middle-income countries that are economically dependent on oil, gas, and mining;
  • is methodologically rigorous and employs either experimental or quasi-experimental approaches;
  • has important policy implications. These may include curtailing corruption, reducing the incidence of violent conflict, improving government services and responsiveness, and improving socioeconomic conditions; and
  • includes partnerships with local researchers and organizations. These organizations can include non-governmental organizations, firms, and government agencies.

PRG is providing two types of grants to encourage early-stage work.

Travel Grants are for a maximum of $10,000 and can only be spent on travel costs, including the cost of airfare, ground transportation, and hotels and meals for the grant recipient(s), collaborators, and research partners. The award is intended for projects that have not yet received significant funding and must be spent within twelve months of receiving the grant.  Travel Grants can be used for visiting potential research sites, building relationships with potential research partners or working with partners to design and test interventions.

To apply for Travel Grants, please fill out this form.

Proposals are reviewed every 6 months and all applications received will be evaluated on the next review cycle in September 2019. If you believe that you need a response on an application before then, please email Recipients will be required to submit a brief report on their activities, and state of any resulting research projects, upon completion of the grant.