June 13, 2012

We are pleased to announce our FOURTH ROUND of Research Funding for Entrepreneurship and SME Growth. The goal of the fund is to support innovative research to build a systemic body of evidence on the contribution of SMEs and entrepreneurship to poverty alleviation and economic development. We hope this competition will have a catalyzing effect to stimulate high quality research on the role of access to finance, human capital, and markets for SME growth and their contribution to development. Please see the Competitive Fund page for more information. 

Complete proposals should be emailed to by 5:00pm EST on September 28, 2012.  If you have any questions, please contact Eleanor Coates (

See: Request for Proposals, Proposal Template, Budgeting Guidelines