2013 Call for Research Report Proposals


2013 Call for Research Report Proposals

Tuesday, February 5th, 2013 - 12:48

Since the creation of the IBM Center for The Business of Government almost fifteen years ago, it has been our goal to help public sector leaders and managers address real-world problems by sponsoring independent, third-party research from top minds in academe and the nonprofit sector. Our aim is to produce research and analysis that helps government leaders more effectively respond to their mission and management challenges.

The IBM Center is named "The Business of Government" because its focus is the management and operation of government, not the policies of government. Public sector leaders and managers need the best, most practical advice available when it comes to delivering the business of government. We seek to “bridge the gap” between research and practice by helping to stimulate and accelerate the production of actionable research.

For this reason, we are pleased to solicit proposals that will ultimately result in reports with insightful findings and actionable recommendations for government leaders and public managers in the following areas of interest:

  • Leading in an era of complex challenges
  • Managing collaboration and connectivity
  • Using data and analytics to make better decisions
  • Pursuing cost savings and improving performance
  • Identifying acquisition approaches that engage the private sector more effectively
  • Managing risks and responding to threats in today’s security environment
  • Governing the next four years


We are eager to help communicate what you know about “what works” in these areas to busy government leaders and public managers.

Interested individuals may wish to download the Research Announcement before applying online. Our next deadline is Monday, April  1, 2013.

We are happy to answer any questions you have regarding the proposal process.  Please contact us at businessofgovernment@us.ibm.com or (202) 551-9342 for application process questions or John M. Kamensky at john.kamensky@us.ibm.com or (202) 551-9341 for content questions.