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What is the Proximity Lab?

The Lab is where we learn, where we fail, and where we succeed.

It's our space to pilot new ideas, tinker with new approaches, test hypothesis, and disseminate learning. The Lab is how we improve – and how real-life operational problems get solved.


Proximity Fellows

Proximity recently launched a fellowship program to support cutting-edge research being pursued in our areas of thematic and geographic delivery.


We provide the fellows with access to our expansive on-the-ground teams of enumerators in volatile contexts. This access enables researchers to collect robust qualitative and quantitative data in contexts where independent fieldwork is unsafe and logistically difficult. We also provide our fellows with research guidance, facilitate research permissions and industry introductions, offer editorial services, and support data/report visualization.

Our fellowships are open to humanitarian and development practitioners as well as junior and senior scholars.

Please get in touch if you think you would be a good fit for our fellowship program – or would like to find out more! 

Become a Fellow

What the MEL?
A Proximity-Powered Podcast

What the MEL? is a Proximity-powered podcast. It is a space for in-depth, honest discussions on all things research, monitoring, evaluation, and learning for humanitarian aid and development. The podcast is hosted by Ezra Karmel and Richard Harrison and each episode features interesting new guests from the worlds of MEL and programming. 

We're always open to suggestions about the podcast.


A Proximity Blog


Research Spotlight:
Survey of Jordanian Residents
Regarding Covid-19 Vaccination Reluctance 

Given high levels of vaccine reluctance in Jordan, Proximity conducted a nation-wide survey in the summer of 2021. The research aimed to better understand perceptions and behaviors around the vaccine and thereby support efforts to increase vaccine acceptance and distribution. 

The survey was administered to 1266 residents of Jordan, covering the north, center, and south, as well as urban and rural areas. It was conducted both online and in person via Proximity’s established network of Field Monitors. The results of this self-funded research have been distilled into an interactive dashboard.