The Fletcher Leadership Program for Financial Inclusion (FLPFI) Research Prize supports research initiatives related to the design or impact of innovative and inclusive policies in financial inclusion. We have seen how policy elements incubated in the FLPFI Fellowship and 8QM trainings can be piloted or evaluated with the technical and financial support of the Research Prize, and then learnings from the Research Prize allows our alumni to incorporate evidence-based innovations into their work as policymakers.
The last of the 8 questions, “How will we learn about the policy and its impacts?” is critical, as it lays the foundation for gaining knowledge about the impact of intended policies, and how implementation may vary from conception. Understanding how FLPFI alumni’s policies are implemented and to what extent they impact constituents’ lives lies at the core of our programmatic mission. In the same way, supporting alumni as they seek to better understand a financial inclusion issue and develop policies through primary research is fundamentally important.
We invite our FLPFI Alumni and their institutions to apply to our Research Prize.
The grant will provide in-kind and monetary support that would contribute to answering critical research questions or enable learning about a financial inclusion issue in their country. The Prize will support the design or implementation of a research project or a data collection effort with the goal of supporting a key policy decision through the evidence provided by the research.
The application period for our Research Prize is between September and December each year.
Stay tuned for our next round of applications.
Questions? Email FinancialLeadership@tufts.edu