NEWS8 August 2023

Grant launched for US insight sector female founders

News North America

US – Market Research Institute International (MRII) and qualitative research company KNow Research have launched a programme that will award grants to US-based female insights business founders.

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The grants are open to women-owned businesses that have been in operation for five years or less. They must be based in the US.

The programme will award cash grants of $5,000 each to two companies whose applications best meet the criteria of:

  • Having a clear plan for how they will use the funds that will ‘positively impact’ their organisation and the insights/market research/analytics industry 
  • Having a plan to develop ‘innovative products and/or services, or other valuable business case for the use of grant funds that will make valuable contributions to the insights industry'.

Ed Keller, MRII executive director, said: “We are pleased to be partnering with KNow Research to offer this, our third award programme to help further the growth and development of the market research industry. MRII is committed to supporting the growth and development of early-stage, female-founded businesses so that they might make their mark on the market research industry.”

The deadline to apply is 15th September and more information can be found here.