How to Apply

3ie's Open Window 4 closed for applications in August, 2012.

The application process for this window involved the following steps.

Step 1: Read  guidance documents

Step 2: Submit an expression of interest using 3ie’s online grant management system

Deadline: 11.59 pm GMT, June 24, 2012

Step 3: If your expression of interest is approved, submit a full proposal using 3ie’s online grant management system

Deadline: 11.59 pm GMT, August 6, 2012

Note: only those who passed the expression of interest stage were allowed to submit a full application

Guidance documents 

There are five sets of guidance documents you need to go through while putting together an application: Open Window Request for Proposals, 3ie policy documents, 3ie reporting requirements documents, 3ie contract templates and Sample award winning proposals from previous rounds.

Open Window 4 documents

Request for Proposals (67.2 KB)

Frequently Asked Questions

3ie policy documents

3ie principles for impact evaluation.pdf (232.4 KB)

3ie impact evaluation practice.pdf (80.7 KB)

3ie human subject guidelines.pdf (16.3 KB)

3ie indirect-cost guidelines.pdf (63.2 KB)

3ie direct costs policy.pdf (73.2 KB)

3ie impact evaluation budget template.pdf (336.0 KB)

3ie publication release policy (36.5 KB)

3ie reporting requirements

3ie grantee reporting requirements.pdf (367.5 KB)

3ie policy on external project advisors.pdf (13.7 KB)

3ie report guidelines (207.1 KB)

Policy influence plan

3ie contract templates

GDN 3ie grant administration agreement.pdf (492.7 KB)

3ie grant agreement.pdf (94.6 KB)

Sample award winning proposals

From Open Window round 3: Tuberculosis in Indian Slums.pdf (377.4 KB)

From Open Window round 3: Child Health and Family Planning in Bangladesh.pdf (201.2 KB)

From Open Window round 2: Payments for Ecosystem Services in Mexico.pdf (119.3 KB)

From Open Window round 1: Children and HIV/AIDS in Mozambique.pdf (79.4 KB)

To see all 3ie funded studies under the Open Window, visit the 3ie Impact Evaluation database

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