3ie funds impact evaluations and systematic reviews of social and economic development interventions in low-and middle-income countries. We offer different kinds of grants to fund research that helps us build a body of evidence and understand what works, why and under what circumstances in particular sectors and sub-sectors. We regularly update this page with the latest funding opportunities. 


Bursaries available for development evaluation training programme, South Africa

Jul 31, 2019

3ie is offering three bursaries to support nationals from developing countries for the Development Evaluation Training Programme in Africa (DETPA), from 2 – 13 September 2019 in Johannesburg, South Africa. DETPA is a contextually relevant, practice-based monitoring and evaluation (M&E) programme that aims to promote evidence-informed decision-making for sustainable socio-economic development. This course is organised by the Centre for Learning on Evaluation and Results (CLEAR-AA) and the University of Witwatersrand.

Bursaries available for London International Development Centre short course, ‘Evaluation: from Innovation to Impact’

Sep 15, 2019 3ie is offering three bursaries to support postgraduates and professional staff from low-and-middle-income countries for the London International Development Centre short course ‘Evaluation: from innovation to impact’.

Call for proposals: Qualitative study on self-help groups in India

Call for proposals: Qualitative study on self-help groups in India

Closed 3ie invites organisations or consortia to submit proposals to conduct one qualitative evaluation on women’s self-help groups (SHGs) in rural India. This qualitative study is expected to inform a 3ie-led impact evaluation that is assessing the National Rural Livelihoods Mission’s (NRLM) impact on households and women’s socio-economic and human development outcomes.

Bursaries available for workshop on impact evaluation of population, health and nutrition programs


3ie is offering five bursaries to African nationals to participate in a workshop on impact evaluation of population, health and nutrition programs, organised by the Global Evaluation and Monitoring Network for Health (GEMNet-Health) from 5 – 16 August 2019 in Accra, Ghana.

Call for applications: Swachh Maharashtra Grand Challenge


The Swachh Maharashtra Grand Challenge is an open innovation platform set up in partnership with the government of Maharashtra, corporate and social sector to identify, implement, nurture and replicate highly innovative, effective, scalable and sustainable sanitation projects. Any Indian organisation including NGOs, social Enterprises, for-profit companies, academic institutions and others can submit their solutions on the website, against each of these themes. The deadline for submitting applications is 31 May 2019. Read more

Bursaries available for Evidence to Action Conference 2019

Closed 3ie

3ie is offering three bursaries to nationals and residents of countries in the Middle East and North Africa region or in Sub-Saharan Africa to attend the 2nd Evidence to Action Conference and Exhibition in Accra, Ghana from 9-12 July. Participants in this conference will help identify and discuss accountability and responsibilities of stakeholders in the use of evidence to address developmental needs.

Recent awards


Request for qualifications: Impact evaluations of rapid, low-cost interventions to promote latrine use in rural India

3ie 3ie, in collaboration with the Research Institute for Compassionate Economics (r.i.c.e.), invites applications for a preparation grant for our promoting latrine use in rural India programme.

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