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Funding Opportunity for Researchers and Human Trafficking Responders
September 30, 2021

Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA), Human Trafficking Research Initiative (HTRI)


Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA), through its Human Trafficking Research Initiative (HTRI), is funding new research to advance the understanding of what works to reduce trafficking and ultimately inform current policies and practices.  The HTRI invites researchers, policymakers, and implementing organizations to submit Expressions of Interest (EOI) to measure the impact of counter-trafficking programs.

HTRI welcomes proposals to assess counter-trafficking interventions across the “4 Ps” of trafficking (prevention, protection, prosecution, and partnership). Applicants can request full funding for randomized control trials (RCTs), partial funding for RCTs, or funding for new arms of existing RCTs.

All EOIs must be submitted through IPA’s online portal by 11:59 pm US Eastern time on October 15, 2021. EOIs will be reviewed by a rotating group of academic researchers and assessed against the evaluation criteria noted in the HTRI EOI Application Guidelines. Successful EOIs will be invited by the selection committee to submit a full proposal. HTRI plans to make up to six awards in this funding round.

More information can be found at https://www.poverty-action.org/human-trafficking-research-initiative/competitive-fund