What is the IGL Grants Programme?

The IGL Grants programme is one of the activities of the Innovation Growth Lab (IGL) , a global collaboration of researchers, governments and foundations that aim to make innovation and entrepreneurship policy more experimental and evidence-based.

The IGL Grants programme is funded by the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, the Argidius Foundation, and Nesta to support randomised controlled trials (RCTs) that build the evidence base on the most effective approaches to increase innovation, support high-growth entrepreneurship and accelerate business growth.

Stage 1

At Stage 1 of the IGL Grants Programme, researchers, working with or without a programme delivery organisation, can put in an application to receive support for research that uses randomised controlled trial in the area of innovation, entrepreneurship and growth.

Download more information here .


Deadline Stage 1: 29 October 2018 .

Informational Webinars

In September 2018, IGL will be hosting two webinars for those interested in applying to the IGL Grants Programme. The webinars will help participants understand what a strong proposal looks like and giving them the opportunity to ask questions Tuesday, 11 September 2018, 14:00 – 15:00 BST: After an introduction to the grants programme process and topical focus, this webinar will cover how to define a strong research question for RCTs. Register here to attend.

Thursday, 20 September 2018, 14:00 – 15:00 BST: Building on the first webinar, this hour will cover what a strong proposal to the IGL Grants Programme looks like, specifically
with regards to key design aspects of the RCT applicants should consider when putting together their proposal. Register here to attend.