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Development Studies Association New Ideas Initiative

January 11, 2012

The DSA NEW IDEAS INITIATIVE is an exciting new funding opportunity for researchers to be awarded small-scale funding for exploring new ideas, collaborations and knowledge sharing within the international development sector.

The Initiative is a component of the Development Studies Association’s (DSA) Accountable Grant with the UK Department for International Development (DFID). The Initiative will award 5–8 small grants, not exceeding £8,000 each, to successful applicants, depending on the portfolio selected. Activities should take place between March and June 2012.

New Ideas Initiative Aims

The overarching goal of the Initiative is to ensure development policy and practice has a transformative and sustained effect on people’s agency and lives. In order to meet this goal the Initiative aims to build on the diversity of existing research programmes and activities that presently are being undertaken, and to identify emerging issues, new approaches and new partnerships.