Find the current Request for Proposals at this link.


ATAI’s semi-annual research competitions fund randomized controlled trials (RCTs), exploratory pilots, and “proposal development” travel grants to illuminate the mechanisms underlying “agricultural transformation” for rural poverty alleviation in Sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia.  For more information, please review the Request For Proposals.



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 (they have been directly notified by email of their invitee status).

Graduate students advised by eligible affiliated researchers can apply for ATAI funding if their eligible affiliated adviser commits to overseeing the research. However, please note that J-PAL may limit the total amount of funding a single graduate student can receive across J-PAL initiatives for their student work.

If you have questions regarding your eligibility to participate, we welcome you to inquire by emailing us at [email protected].

Latest Request for Proposals


ATAI recently released a request for proposals in February 2021. Notification of the opportunity and application details were sent directly to eligible applicants. Instructions and templates are also provided here.

We are pleased to announce a 2021 Gender and Agricultural Transformation Call for Proposals. We are excited to accept applications for Travel/Proposal development grants, Pilots, and RCTs that will help us understand how to accelerate the agricultural transformation process in ways that specifically reach, benefit, or empower women.

This RFP will be rolling with no deadline for submissions specified at this time. Rolling proposal submissions consist of two stages:

  1. Fill out the required pre-proposal form. We will respond within 3 weeks of form submission to let you know if you are invited to submit a proposal.
  2. Upon receiving an invitation to apply, please email the required proposal materials to [email protected] using the instructions in the relevant Proposal Guidelines document. We aim to respond to your proposal within approximately 6-8 weeks of this submission.


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