How to apply

If you are interested in applying for funding from the IGC, please follow these steps.

  1. Review the IGC research priorities page to see if your proposed topic fits with the IGC research agenda. These include the IGC Research strategy, which lays out the core research questions and priorities within our four themes. For a review of the literature on those themes and associated gaps, we also include ‘Evidence Papers’ for each of our four themes: statefirmsenergy, and cities. Proposals will be graded on their degree of alignment with IGC research priorities. We also strongly encourage you to review the country research priorities for the country you wish to conduct research in.
  2. Read the guidelines for applicants to help you complete your application. This guide contains useful information covering budgets and remuneration, project deliverables, and grant management. You can get additional information on how to prepare your research proposal by watching our research information sessions.
  3. Get in touch with the relevant IGC country team and share your research idea with them. They will review it and provide feedback. This is a requirement for small grant applicants.
  4. Fill in the online IGC proposal form for the grant you’re applying for. Click here to apply for full research grants, and here to apply for small grants. Applications without budgetary information will not be considered for funding. Make sure you save your work as you progress on your application. 
  5. Submit the completed online proposal form by 17:00 GMT on 30 September 2022. Late applications will not be considered. 
  6. After submitting your online application form, you will receive a short questionnaire from us that allows us to get to know you a little bit better. Please ensure you fill this out as well. It will not take more than 2 minutes of your time.

Please read our ‘Guidelines for applicants’ if you are considering applying for IGC research funding.