Strengthening Information Society Research Capacity Alliance - Phase II

There is a disparity between the representation of northern and southern researchers in the literature pertaining to information studies, particularly information and communication for development (ICT4D) research.

An earlier project, 104921 Small Grants Program: Strengthening ICTD Research Capacity in Asia (SIRCA), aimed to build the capacity of emerging researchers in Asia to perform high-quality, rigorous and relevant ICT4D research.

Phase II will award 15 research grants on a competitive basis - five each in Africa, Asia and Latin America - and provide each grantee with mentorship by an experienced researcher and training in the area of dissemination and research-to-policy.

The project is expected to strengthen the body of theoretically based, methodologically sound, interdisciplinary research on information society issues.

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Start Date

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

End Date

Tuesday, August 12, 2014


24 months

IDRC Officer

Smith, Matthew

Total funding

CA$ 1,381,700


North of Sahara, South of Sahara, North and Central America, South America, Central Asia, Far East Asia, South Asia


Networked Economies

Project Leader

Arul Chib


Nanyang Technological University

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