Evidence to Action: Increasing the Impact of Research to Mobilize Efforts against Forced Labor

Funding Agency:
Department of Labor

The Bureau of International Labor Affairs (ILAB), U.S. Department of Labor (USDOL, or the Department), announces the availability of approximately $3,000,000 total costs (subject to the availability of Federal funds) for one cooperative agreement to fund a technical assistance project to increase the use of forced labor research in policy and programmatic decision-making to eliminate forced labor around the world. The project will aim to achieve the following outcomes:

(1) Increased knowledge of the nature and extent of forced labor where scarce research exists; and

(2) Increased mobilization of decision-makers in the private sector, government, and civil society to act against forced labor. 

Multiple applications from an organization are not allowed. 

  • Duke Internal Deadline: July 10, 2019
  • Sponsor Deadline: August 7, 2019

If the internal deadline has passed and you are interested in this opportunity, please email fundopps@duke.edu to find out if it is still open.

Agency Website

Eligibility Requirements

The following organizations are eligible to apply:

U.S. organizations: • Nonprofits, including any faith-based organizations or community-based organizations • Public/State Controlled Institutions of Higher Education • Private Institutions of Higher Education • For-Profit Organizations

Non-U.S. organizations: • Non-U.S. Entities, including PIOs, as described in 2 CFR 200.46.



Amount Description

Funding will be provided in the form of a cooperative agreement. Approximately $3,000,000 total costs is expected to be available to fund approximately one award. Applicants may apply for a ceiling amount of up to $3,000,000 total costs. Awards made under this announcement are subject to the availability of Federal funds. In the event that additional funds become available, USDOL reserves the right to use such funds to select additional recipients from applications submitted in response to this announcement.

Funding Type





Social Sciences

Internal Nomination

Owing to the sponsor's restriction on the number of applications that may be submitted from Duke, anyone wishing to pursue nomination should submit the following materials as one PDF.

A letter of support from dean or chair - 1 to 1.5 pages
CV or Biosketch of project leader
Project summary - 2 to 4 pages

Please submit internal materials through My Research Proposal. (Code ILN)  https://www.grantinterface.com/Common/LogOn.aspx?eqs=ApVvmgXCk2Uj7AzWyDE...

Instructions for creating an account (if needed) and submitting your materials: https://www.ctsi.duke.edu/myresearchproposal

Internal Deadline

July 10, 2019

External Deadline

August 7, 2019