Research on Corrupt Schemes and Perpetrators

Funding Agency:
Department of State

This award will support research to identify significant corruption schemes and their perpetrators. INL will work with the recipient to determine the focus of the research. Corruption is meant to include activity such as: solicitation, acceptance, offer to provide, or provision of benefits in an attempt to impact the performance of government official’s public functions (bribery), misappropriation of public funds, and/or interference with judicial, electoral, or other public processes. The research will further the design and implementation of our anti-corruption foreign assistance programming and policies. 

The recipient will consult with INL on a regular basis on the focus of the research. The recipient will receive input from INL on the subject matter, countries, types of corruption schemes, and/or individuals to be researched and should be able to adjust the focus based on U.S. government priorities. Strong submissions will include information on how the applicant’s in-house expertise and research capabilities enable it to provide detailed information in a timely manner on an array of corrupt acts/actors within specific regions or globally.

Deadline: Aug. 7, 2018

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Eligibility Requirements

U.S. based non-profit/non-governmental organizations (NGOs) or educational institutions having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS or overseas based non-profit/non-governmental organizations (NGOs) or private/state educational institutions. See complete eligibility criteria in Section III

Amount Description

INL expects to award one (1) cooperative agreement based on this NOFO in an amount not to exceed the total ceiling amount noted on page one. The anticipated total federal funding amount is not to exceed $600,000. The period of performance is two (2) years with an anticipated start date of August 2018. INL may extend the award up to three (3) additional years contingent on INL priorities, good performance of the recipient, Department of State management approval, and funding availability.

Funding Type





International Opportunities
Social Sciences

External Deadline

August 7, 2018