Global Research Programme on Inequality

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The Global Research Programme on Inequality (GRIP) is a radically interdisciplinary research programme that views inequality as both a fundamental challenge to human well-being and as an impediment to achieving the ambitions of the 2030 Agenda.

GRIP was established in 2019 as a collaboration between the University of Bergen (UiB) and the International Science Council (ISC) to foster co-designed processes of knowledge creation to understand the multiple dimensions of rising inequalities.

Since 1992, UiB has collaborated with the ISC (previously the International Social Science Council) to tackle poverty in the form of an earlier programme called Comparative Research Programme on Poverty. The programme focussed on working collaboratively with knowledge networks, institutions and scholars to promote research and policy exchange related to poverty.

Building on this legacy, GRIP aims to provide a framework facilitating collaboration across disciplines and knowledge systems around problems of inequality. This entails integrating partners and teams from across the world around a common research framework that reflects plural epistemic traditions, highlighting perspectives and concerns from the Global South.

Our homepage is GripInequality.org.

Open Calls
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Calls for contributions

GRIP has several miniseries and projects which are open to contributions. Please check this site for our most recent calls.


GRIP publishes incisive and relevant academic texts in a variety of formats, building on the longstanding tradition of publishing in CROP.

See our publications here: Publications - GRIP (gripinequality.org)

GRIP and former CROP make open access publications available via BORA, the institutional online research archive at the University of Bergen. All previous CROP publications can be found on CROP’s website including the CLACSO-CROP series.

GRIP publishes through ZED Books and ibidem Press.