Deadline: 31 December 2015
Have you found ways to improve access to online books and journals so that people are using them more? Do you have an innovative idea of how you might increase online research literature usage? If yes, then apply for innovation Grants.
INASP is currently inviting applications for its Innovation Grants or Projects using Online Research Literature. INASP is offering competitive grants to support innovative ideas on how to tackle the issue of under-use of valuable e-resources and increase their use. Successful proposals will include plans for actions and/or structures which increase e-resource usage and at the same time produce learning which can be shared with other institutions.
INASP works with consortia or equivalent national bodies to provide access to online research literature (e-resources).
- Grants may be used for any innovative activities which intend to increase the use of e-resources by researchers, lecturers, academics, policymakers or students. Partnerships may be a particularly effective way to implement promising ideas which will tackle the under-use of e-resources. Projects would look at who the users are and what would encourage or enable them to use these resources more.
- They may also be used by journal editors to investigate the citation of current online journals in the articles submitted, and the effect this has on journal quality.
- These grants will provide an opportunity for implementing innovative ideas, taking risks, learning by doing and sharing experience with peers.
- The emphasis will be on creative ideas where failure is fine – so long as there is good data/evidence/analysis that we and others can learn from. Therefore, good M&E will be important.
INASP will offer one off grants of up to $5,000 for projects.
- Africa– Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe
- Asia -Bangladesh, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Vietnam
- Latin America – Bolivia, Cuba, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua
- Applications are invited from any individuals, institutions or organizations in INASP focus countries (mentioned above).
- Each application should nominate a project lead who will take responsibility for managing this project and being the point of communication with INASP.
- Successful applicants will be asked to provide details of an institutional bank account into which the grant can be paid.
How to Apply
Applicants must send an application of no more than 5 pages, which should include overall goals and objectives, proposed activities, project lead, project monitoring and evaluation and budget via email.
For more information, please visit Online Research.