In order to expand the evidence on Human Trafficking, IPA will fund new research that advances the understanding of what works to reduce trafficking and improve current policy and practice. The Human Trafficking Research Fund will be the central focus of the initiative.

The priority themes and guiding questions will be developed through the consultative process with leading policymakers, practitioners, and researchers during the first year of the Initiative. We will further detail our priorities and approach to grantmaking in an initial strategy document. However, building off our experience we will aim to make early investments in developing a community of practice. We will adapt our funding stream to support researchers as they cultivate relationships with implementing organizations.

The Human Trafficking Reseearch Fund launched its first open call for proposals in February 2021 for seed grants for partnership building, pilots, and data analysis. This RFP has now closed; the deadline for submissions was March 21, 2021. Thank you to all who shared submissions.

Please get in touch with us by emailing the HTRI team.