SiRC announces the SIRCA III research grant award focused on cross-cutting theoretical frameworks in the area of Open Development. SIRCA III will fund two-year research projects led by teams of two senior researchers and/or practitioners investigating open development topics in developing countries in Asia, Africa, or Latin America. SIRCA is a theory and capacity building research programme examining information society issues administered by the Singapore Internet Research Centre, and supported by the IDRC Information and Networks program.
The SIRCA III programme comprises two phases: a theoretical phase and an empirical phase. During the theoretical phase, senior research teams will be awarded funding to develop a cross-cutting theoretical framework. This framework will then be tested during the empirical phase of the programme. Additional researchers will be selected through a second call for proposals in the second phase to conduct the empirical research in close collaboration with the senior research teams. SIRCA III will also work closely with the senior research teams throughout the programme to synthesize results across teams as well as to influence policy and public opinion.
For full details of the programme, including funding information, the deliverables and anticipated timeline, download the call for proposals PDF document.
Additional forms and information needed to submit your proposal can be found on this page.
SiRC is hosting a Q & A session during the ICTD conference to present the programme structure and to answer any questions about project ideas and proposal submission. The session will take place on Monday, May 18, 2015 at 12:00-12:30pm in LT12. For full details and to sign up go here: http://sched.co/3IpW