ATAI’s semi-annual research competitions fund pilots and full-scale studies of agricultural technology adoption, as well as full-scale studies measuring the impact of adopted agricultural technologies and promising approaches to encourage agricultural transformation.


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.


Details on funding areas of focus are provided in the specific materials for each
Request for Proposals.

Latest Request for Proposals


ATAI recently released a request for proposals this summer, 2016. Notification of the opportunity and application details were sent directly to eligible applicants. Instructions and templates are also provided below.


This round we are issuing a single coordinated funding window, accepting applications for Pilots, Full-scale Adoption studies, or Full-Scale Impact studies. Definitions and relevant distinctions are provided in the attached RFP. There is $1.2 million available to award.

For this round of grants, there are two deadlines:

  1. Monday, August 15, 2016: 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, September 27, 2016: 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.

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].

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