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. 


Call for applications: Swachh Maharashtra Grand Challenge

May 31, 2019

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

May 31, 2019

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.

Bursaries available for impact evaluation workshop, Center for Policy, Population and Health Research

Jun 14, 2019

3ie is offering five bursary to candidates from Latin America and the Caribbean countries to attend an impact evaluation workshop organised by the Center for Policy, Population and Health Research (National Autonomous University of Mexico) from 22 July to 2 August. This workshop will focus on experimental and quasi-experimental methods useful for estimating the effectiveness of social policies and programmes. This workshop will be conducted in Spanish.

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

Jun 14, 2019

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.

Request for proposals for household data collection for an impact evaluation in northwest Bangladesh

Closed 3ie

3ie is seeking a data collection partner to conduct household-level surveys for an impact evaluation of a large-scale aquaculture programme in Bangladesh. The service provider will be expected to conduct enumerator training, develop and pre-test electronic data collection modules, and manage and supervise data collection amongst other activities. This call is for organisations or consortia of organisations based in Bangladesh only, individuals may not apply. Proposals must be submitted by 23:59 IST on 6 May 2019.

Bursaries available for J-PAL/CLEAR course on evaluating social programmes

Closed 3ie 3ie is offering five bursaries to attend J-PAL/CLEAR South Asia’s annual executive education course on evaluating social programmes at The Claridges in New Delhi from 1-5 July.

Using qualitative evidence to inform decisions in the SDG era: new frontiers and innovations


Fiocruz Brasilia, the Centre for Informed Health Choices and the Norwegian Institute of Public Health are organizing the first symposium on using qualitative evidence to inform decision making from 9-11 October in Brasilia. They are inviting researchers, policy makers and other stakeholders to submit suggestions for themes, abstracts and workshops that address or discuss innovative ways to use qualitative evidence to broaden and humanize decision making processes.

Request for proposals: evaluation of project component for improving access and demand for eggs in Nampula, Mozambique


The Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition is inviting proposals for the evaluation of a component of a project on improving access and demand for eggs in Nampula province, Mozambique. Applicant teams must include a partner based in Mozambique. The deadline for applications is 29 April.

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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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