About GRIP

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.


Unless otherwise stated, all images are from Johnny Miller, Unequal Scenes