CALL FOR PROPOSALS: Education Research and Social Development Projects

5 January, 2016

Apply now for the Global Development Awards Competition 2016! If you are a researcher from a developing or transition country, or are working for a NGO that has already demonstrated impact, but is looking for ways to scale up.

The Global Development Awards Competition is an innovative award scheme launched by the Global Development Network (GDN) with the generous support from the Ministry of Finance, Government of Japan. The Awards Competition recognizes excellence in policy-oriented research, supports research capacity development of researchers in developing countries and funds innovative social development projects benefiting marginalized groups in the developing world. Since its inception in 2000, GDN has provided US$ 3.8 million in awards and travel grants to finalists and winners.

Every year, GDN awards upto $US 90,000 worth of grants to research proposals and innovative development projects as part of the Global Development Awards Competition. 

The winners of the current round will be chosen by an eminent jury at GDN’s 17th Annual Global Development Conference to be held in Peru from 17-18 March, 2016; an event expected to be attended by over 200 practitioners in the field of development where finalists will present their proposals. Finalists from both award categories will be invited to present their proposals at the Conference.

There are two categories of awards:

  1. The Japanese Award for Outstanding Research on Development (ORD) is for original, policy-relevant research proposals by citizens of developing and transition countries on the theme of Education for Development: Quality and Inclusion for Changing Global Human Capital Needs.

    First Prize: US$ 30,000; Second Prize: US$ 10,000; Third Prize: US$ 5,000
  2. The Japanese Award for Most Innovative Development Project (MIDP) is for current development projects with demonstrated impact that seek to scale up their work through a grant. Projects working on any aspect of development may apply.

    First Prize: US$ 30,000; Second Prize: US$ 10,000; Third Prize: US$ 5,000

Winners of the MIDP are also eligible to compete under the Japan Social Development Fund for a grant of up to US$ 200,000 for their work.

For more information and the application procedure, click here.

Please note that the deadline for application is January 15th, 2016!

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