IMTFI’s Call for Research Proposals for Developing Countries in USA, 2014/15

The Institute for Money, Technology & Financial Inclusion at the University of California, Irvine call for research proposals. Researchers of developing countries are eligible for this proposal. This call is open for original scholarly research on the use of money as a means of saving, storing, and transferring value for those who live on less than $1USD/day. The Institute will consider budgets of up to US$20,000 to be used for direct research expenses only and expects most budget requests to fall between US$5,000 and $15,000. Application deadline is December 16, 2013.. The Institute for Money, Technology & Financial Inclusion at the University of California, Irvine is soliciting proposals for original scholarly research on the use of money as a means of saving, storing, and transferring value for those who live on less than $1USD/day. By “money” we include traditional and state-issued money, material forms of value, technologically mediated instruments and systems, and systems based on personal relationships and social networks. Value storage might include state-issued currency but also livestock, land, gifts of labor, jewelry and other valuables, cards, and may or may not involve the use of mobile phones or other electronic devices. We invite applicants who will examine these and related questions in a variety of sites and locales such as: marketplaces, malls, corner stores and home businesses; among savings groups, rotating credit associations, migrant associations, and community groups; and in rural, sub-urban, urban areas, as well as border crossings. We invite applicants who will examine these and related questions in a variety of sites and locales such as: marketplaces, malls, corner stores and home businesses; among savings groups, rotating credit associations, migrant associations, and community groups; and in rural, sub-urban, urban areas, as well as border crossings.. This call is open for original scholarly research at Institute for Money, Technology and Financial Inclusion, University of California, Irvine.
The research areas of this scholarship are: Proposals are invited for original scholarly research on the use of money as a means of saving, storing, and transferring value for those who live on less than $1USD/day.
Who can apply to this scholarship? This call for proposals is open to all researchers who work in the developing world. Previous recipients are welcome to apply but new applicants will receive priority.
Benefits of the scholarship:  The Institute will consider budgets of up to US$20,000 to be used for direct research expenses only, and expects most budget requests to fall between US$5,000 and $15,000. Researchers funded under this initiative will have the opportunity to meet one another, share their research, forge new collaborations, and discuss the dissemination of their research findings with the eventual aim of publication in academic journals and other venues (travel and accommodation to UC Irvine will be paid in full by the Institute in addition to the research grant).
More information about the fellowship:
Duration:  The Institute for Money, Technology & Financial Inclusion (IMTFI) issues an annual call for proposals for one-year research projects.
Number of scholarships: Not Known

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