Security of land tenure and stable access to housing have the potential to unlock massive economic and social value for India’s poorest. Secure rights to property form the basis for physical safety, livelihoods, wealth accumulation and social status. However, the numbers paint a stark picture: close to 17 million families in rural India are landless, while an estimated 45 million families are land and housing insecure.
N/Core and Omidyar Network India invite research proposals that will shed light on the sundry issues of land and housing and lead to transformative innovation. We believe that high-quality research that uncovers bottlenecks and opportunities in the land and housing ecosystem will help entrepreneurs, nonprofits, philanthropists and policy-makers develop meaningful interventions for the economically disadvantaged.
Open for All
Deadline: 31 October
Submit research concept note
Teams shortlisted to send in detailed proposals
Deadline: 13 November
Submit detailed proposals
Up to 10 proposals selected
Week of 22 Nov
In person or telephonic interviews with Expert Jury
Up to 4 proposals selected as Grantees