[Irtalk] Fwd: Fwd: [CivicAccess-discuss] Call for research proposals: exploring the emerging impacts of open data in the south

Hussein Suleman hussein at cs.uct.ac.za
Fri Jul 13 18:32:02 SAST 2012


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Subject: Fwd: [CivicAccess-discuss] Call for research proposals: 
exploring the emerging impacts of open data in the south
Date: Wed, 11 Jul 2012 17:42:38 -0400
From: Glen Newton <glen.newton at gmail.com>

Call for research proposals: exploring the emerging impacts of open
data in the south:

The Web Foundation and International Development Research Centre
(IDRC) are inviting research proposals that address current gaps in
the evidence base underlying the implementation of open data
initiatives in the developing world, and to inform policy and practice
in a range of different settings. Research partners will be invited to
form part of an international research network that will be
established over the course of 2013.

The project will fund a series of detailed case studies that examine
the emerging impacts of specific on-going open data initiatives that
address key development themes. Cases could look at:

Open data in local and national budgeting processesOpen data for
legislation processes and elections
Open data in judicial systems
Open data for smarter cities
Open data for the delivery of  privately provided public services
Open data for the regulation of markets (e.g. extractive industries)
Open data for the welfare and empowerment of marginalized groups and
communities (e.g. data for small farmers)
Open data and international development

The call for proposals sets out full details of what we are looking
for in the case studies, and the process for application.

As a result of this call, we expect to issue a series of grants
ranging from USD$25,000 to USD$75,000. It is expected that smaller
grants will focus on small, single-country or local initiative cases,
and larger grants can include a wider range of activities such as
multi-country comparisons of open data about a particular governance
domain (e.g. budget, cities, extractive industries), technical
assistance to on-going initiatives and/or significant engagement with
relevant policy dialogues.  The duration of each project will not
exceed 12 months, with projects expected to start in early 2012.

The closing date for the call is 10th September 2012.

Download the call at http://www.opendataresearch.org/post/26975988175/call
- Call for proposals (HTML)
- Call for proposals (Word, Docx)
- Call for proposals (Open Office Document)
- Call for proposals (PDF)

Tracey P. Lauriault

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