A first round of micro grant proposals will be reviewed beginning on February 19, 2018. Submissions should be made before this date to be considered in this first round. Submissions made after February 19 will be considered on a rolling basis as funds become available.
LDA-SI Micro Grant Overview, Objectives and Required Outputs
During 2018, SDSN's Local Data Action Solutions Initiative will provide a limited number of micro
grants as part of its objective to promote sound, replicable technical methods
for sub-national SDG monitoring that facilitate local action in support of the
“leave no one behind” principle (LNOB).
Micro grants in the range of $2,000-$10,000 will be given to organizations
that have built (or are building) innovative sub-national SDG data solutions. These examples will each provide a replicable
or adaptable model that can be applied in SDG initiatives in other locations.
Micro grants will support select organizations in their
development and implementation of data solutions. The funds can be used by grantees to finance the
purchase of datasets and data software, for convening learning events and
workshops, or for covering staff time. The
grantees will represent a range of methodological examples and contexts from
around the world.
At the conclusion of their grant, each grantee will be
required to submit two short outputs for general learning, which will be posted
on the SDSN website and circulated through its newsletter and social media
guidance brief: LDA-SI will release a series of knowledge briefs that will
answer the general question: “What sub-national SDG data monitoring methods facilitate action that supports
LNOB?” Each of the grantees will be
required to produce a brief to share their own data solutions and to help
others to adapt those for their own purposes (click here
and scroll to bottom of page to see previously prepared briefs as an example). Each individual brief in this grantees’ series
will provide: (i) a description of the sub-national SDG data solution the
grantee has developed (e.g., data collection and analysis, indicator selection
and data management platform design), (ii) a step-by-step guide on that method
so that others can adapt or replicate it, (iii) a critique of the strengths and
weaknesses of the method, and (iv) a summary of how that method informs local
action and promotes the LNOB principle. The briefs will be written for
audiences of diverse technical backgrounds so that they can be used and their
guidance adapted to different contexts.
- Web blog:
Each of the grantees will prepare a blog to accompany their guidance
brief. Keeping the focus on local action, each blog will summarize how the methodology in the brief is relevant
and adaptable to existing stakeholder monitoring systems and processes, and how
it is being/will be used by local governments.
A first round of micro grant proposals will be reviewed
beginning on February 19, 2018.
Submissions should be made before this date to be considered in this
round. Any additional future
opportunities for grants and partnerships will be announced as they become
available. Micro grants must be
disbursed and final drafts of guidance briefs and blog posts must be submitted
to SDSN by October 31, 2018.
More information on the SDSN Local Data Action Solutions Initiative is available on http://unsdsn.org/what-we-do/solution-initiatives/sdg-local-data-action/. In case you have any questions please contact us at email@example.com.