Invitation to Tender at Transparency International UK (TI-UK)

Posted by Future on Wed 27th Apr, 2022 -

Transparency International UK (TI-UK) invites interested and qualified Research Partners to indicate interest by submitting tender documents for the following works:

Transparency International UK (TI-UK) is a global movement working in over 100 countries to end the injustice of corruption. We focus on issues with the greatest impact on people’s lives and hold the powerful to account for the common good. Through our advocacy, campaigning and research, we work to expose the systems and networks that enable corruption to thrive, demanding greater transparency and integrity in all areas of public life.

Applications are invited for:

Title: Invitation to Tender to Submit Concepts for Research Grants


Transparency International’s Global Health programme is opening a call for research partners in order to better understand transparency, integrity, corruption and accountability in the global financing or deployment of COVID-19 vaccines.

We will use findings in advocating for greater transparency and accountability in the ongoing vaccine rollout, and in future pandemic preparedness.

Research Project Objectives
The concept must explain how the project will carry out the following:
  • Each funded grant should result in at least one tangible output – e.g. research report and policy recommendations, an interactive dashboard, or evidence based tool that can be used to further transparency.
  • Focus on the either or both the deployment and financing of COVID-19 vaccines from the perspective of at least one of the below. Further details of topics of interest are in Annex 1 in the full information pack:
    • Accountability,
    • Integrity,
    • Transparency
    • Anti-corruption.
  • Have regional or global relevance- concept notes should look consider either global/regional deployment and financing, or consider how, or more than one nation to come to globally significant recommendations.
Additional consideration will be given to those proposals that:
  • Demonstrate consideration as to how proposed research will contribute towards advancing the policy agenda in order to help ensure the research is used. Provide information on if the partner could co-work with TIGH to promote the work and to achieve policy change
  • Provide evidence that can lead to improved anti-corruption and transparency policy during future pandemics / in pandemic preparedness
  • Relate to one of the four TI priority areas outlined in Annex 1 in the full information pack attached to this page. This should however not discourage researchers from proposing their own novel ideas
Core Requirements & Specifications
The successful applicant can be either an individual or an organisation with a proven track record of conducting detailed research and producing reports on the above in relevant contexts. The core requirements are as follows:
  • 7 years’ experience conducting research on international issues
  • A researcher with a masters or PHD degree to take the lead
  • 3 years’ experience conducting research on community groups, procurement, open data, corruption and /or governance in LMICs (this can be cumulative)
  • Fluency in English
  • Proven experience designing and implementing multi-country research methodologies
  • The group providing concepts must be Not for Profit or from an academic institute
Application Closing Date
16th May, 2022.

Submission of Documents

Please submit finished bids to Tom Wright, Research Manager, at:

Overall Granting Information
  • We invite proposals of between £3,500 and a maximum of £14,000. The overall amount requested will be factored into the evaluation criteria.
  • After the initial grants are selected TIGH will work with the partners for a period of two weeks to refine and define the proposal if needed.
  • Consultants and other entities can work together under one grant providing there is a clear point of contact for the work. The grant will be awarded to the lead entity, who will then be responsible for allocation amongst sub-recipients.
  • Answers to questions and explanatory calls will be offered for a period of two weeks after the publication of this invitation (04/05/2022).
Click Here (MS WORD) to download a detailed description of the tender document.