J-PAL North America recently released two “Request for Letters of Interest” to help policymakers alleviate poverty by testing innovative approaches to challenging social issues. The State and Local Innovation Initiative is open to U.S. state and local governments interested in using randomized evaluations to answer their policy questions.
Through the Health Care Delivery Innovation Competition, J-PAL North America aims to partner with organizations looking for ways to provide better health care for those who are currently underserved. You can read the full announcement on the MIT news site here. The deadline for Letters of Interest for both competitions is March 2, 2018.
Selected governments in the State and Local Innovation Initiative will receive flexible pilot funding of up to $100,000, technical support from J-PAL staff, and connections with J-PAL’s network of leading academic researchers. A webinar to share more information about the initiative and instructions on how to apply will take place on Tuesday, Jan. 23 at 1 p.m., ET. Anyone interested in registering for the webinar or getting updates about this initiative can sign up here.
Selected organizations in the Healthcare Delivery Innovation Competition will receive technical support from J-PAL staff and connections with researchers in our network. A webinar to share more information about this innovation competition and instructions on how to apply will take place on Thursday, Jan. 25 at noon, ET. Register for the webinar here.