Calls for new research

ICLD has two types of research calls: research projects spanning over a year, and shorter commissioned research projects usually in collaboration with local governments. These contribute to a publication series of research reports, working papers, policy briefs, and educational material such as toolboxes, handbooks and pedagogical learning cases.

Application and reporting

Applications for research grants, fieldwork grants and other are submitted through ICLD:s application/reporting portal.
Reports for active and completed projects are also submitted through the portal.

Active calls

ICLD currently has three open calls.

Unsoliticed applications

You may always contact us with ideas or proposals for research that is relevant to local democracy and supports local governments or ICLD’s networks to implement democratic change. You may also submit a draft policy brief for publication.

Or are you a researcher interested in collborating with one of the municipal partnerships? Don’t hesitate to get in touch.


Clara Orstadius, Research Officer, +46 (0)70-984 07 05

Previous calls

Previous and ongoing research projects

To all research projects