InQuire Research Incubator* is a support program for postgraduate students from universities in BiH through a series of practical workshops in developing a research methodology in social sciences. Work with the first generation of program participants began in February 2021 through a 15-week training in designing project proposals and the organization of discussions and workshops with program participants. In addition to the training, all participants are connected with their advisors (co-mentors) with whom they work on the further development of their draft project proposal. Within the program, participants were allowed to acquire practical skills through work on projects implemented by the CREDI Center, the opportunity to use the Data Archive for Social Sciences in BiH, the department for collecting primary data, and other tools (such as microsimulation models). Participants in the program work within different disciplines of social sciences. Within the program, we tried to find the best combination of candidate ideas and experiences of advisors (co-mentors). On this occasion, we present our colleague Hazim Okanović, a PhD candidate and his mentor dr. Dragana Vidović from University of Essex. Our colleague Hazim decided to address a topic “The importance of non-governmental organizations in public policymaking in Bosnia and Herzegovina”. The draft project proposal is still under development, and the current summary of the draft project proposal can be found here.
*Supported by the Government of Switzerland through the activities of MarketMakers project.