Partnership, Piloting, and Seed Grants – Request for Proposals


The Human Trafficking Research Initiative has launched an open call for proposals for seed grants for partnership building, pilots, and data analysis. The deadline for submissions is March 21, 2021. Please refer to our announcement and application guidelines for comprehensive information about this RFP.

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.

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