FIT IN Initiative

Request for proposals

TSE is calling for research proposals related to interoperability of digital payment systems in low- and middle-income countries. 

The call is open to projects with a theoretical and/or empirical approach and to projects with a focus on any developing country around the world.
We invite proposals from researchers of any affiliation, including post-doctoral researchers and PhD candidates. Particular attention will be paid to researchers affiliated with institutions in low- and middle-income countries.
Accepted research proposals will receive financial support ranging from $10k to $20k.
The final deliverable for each accepted proposal is a research paper to be included in the Initiative’s working paper series. Authors will retain control over the publication of their work, and we encourage them to aim at top academic publications. Authors will also be expected to present their research during workshops organized in the framework of the FIT IN Initiative, and to prepare a 1-page non-technical summary of their research that will serve as the basis for the communication of the project to a general audience.
Proposal submission is now open and the deadline for submitting a proposal is April 15, 2021.

Potential applicants are invited to submit any requests for clarification in writing to
RFP Coordinator: Matthieu Bouvard, TSE