Sep 05, 2017 - Funding Updates

ATAI Launches Fall 2017 Request for Proposals

ATAI’s semi-annual research competitions fund pilots and full-scale randomized evaluations of agricultural technology adoption, as well as full-scale randomized evaluations  measuring the impact of adopted agricultural technologies and promising approaches to encourage agricultural transformation. This round we are also accepting applications for “top up” proposals to research projects already funded by ATAI. For more information, please review the Request For Proposals below.


Notification of the opportunity and application details were sent directly to eligible applicants. Eligible ATAI researchers are those that are J-PAL and/or CEGA affiliates, or have been specially invited by ATAI to join our network of researchers. If you have questions regarding your eligibility to participate, we welcome you to inquire by emailing us at [email protected]


For this round of grants, there are two deadlines:

  1. Tuesday, October 31, 2017: We ask that applicants complete a very brief pre-proposal form. This is helps us prepare a streamlined proposal review and award process so selected projects can begin more quickly.
  2. Tuesday, December 19, 2017: Final submission deadline. Please submit complete applications to [email protected]. Please review the instructions and guidance in the RFP, and consider ATAI’s recent evidence synthesis work: “Emerging Insights” in credit and savings, risk, information, and input/output markets.

We ask applicants to review the RFP carefully for detailed instructions on the proposal criteria and application process. Be sure to pay particular attention to the power calculation requirements. Download the required cover sheet and budget template by clicking the orange buttons below the RFP document.

We look forward to yet another exceptional ATAI competition. If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact us at [email protected].