The Partnership for Economic Policy (PEP): Inviting applications for ‘New PEP Call for Proposals – PAGE II (Round 2)’ to submit proposals for projects of policy analysis under the broad theme of inclusive growth and employment in their home countries, or other LICs, fragile or conflict-affected situations.

Funding brief: PEP research grants are awarded on a competitive basis to teams of researchers based in developing countries who wish to conduct research projects pertaining to general or specific themes/issues identified by PEP experts and donors as particularly relevant to support development policy dialogue, formulation and implementation in developing countries. The main objectives are to build capacity for development policy research in the South and to generate reliable and rigorous evidence to inform policy.

In the context of the PAGE-II initiative, teams of developing country researchers are invited to submit proposals for projects of policy analysis under the broad theme of inclusive growth and employment in their home countries, or other LICs, fragile or conflict-affected situations.

Within the current (2016-2020) PAGE-II budget, roughly 45 research grants are expected to be awarded in the context of the two PEP Annual Conferences. Each call for proposals is to be posted on the PEP website and widely circulated through its international network (sent to PEP members and partners via email and newsletter), as well as publicized in various external fora, with particular emphasis on recipients and platforms in LICs/fragile situations. Priority issues will be identified for each round (see PAGE-II web page)

PEP research grants, to be awarded through open competitions, include a core research grant of US$ 22,000, plus supporting grants for a variety of related activities as outlined below.

Selected research teams benefit from the unique and manifold “PEP support program”, providing a comprehensive package of ongoing scientific support and technical assistance, not only in the conduct of high quality research projects and policy analyses, but also in the dissemination of the resulting evidence, both at the national and international levels.

Based on a “learning by doing” approach, the PEP program provides grantees with training and mentoring by international experts in a variety of cutting-edge methodologies and analytical techniques/tools of development research, e.g.:
● Community-based monitoring systems (CBMS)
● Macro and CGE policy modelling (MPIA)
● Experimental policy analysis (PIERI)
● Micro policy analysis (PMMA)

Donor Name:  The Partnership for Economic Policy (PEP)
Funding name: New PEP Call for Proposals – PAGE II (Round 2)

Deadline: September, 13th, 2017, at 23:59 EST

Funding details link: https://www.pep-net.org/call-proposals

Funding limit:
● Basic PAGE II funding is up to $58.5 K, including $22 K in a research (cash) grant and up to $36.5 K in various subsidies, such as for participation in PEP meetings and study visits, for publications in peer-reviewed journals, for presentations in international conferences, and for the organization of national policy conferences, etc.
● Additional financing (US$15 K) will be allocated for projects involving field experiments.

Special Notes: Please contact with the donor directly for further clarification and understanding.

Project start date: Not Found

Project duration: 24 months

Eligible organization: As below

Eligibility:
● 
All members of applicant teams must be developing country nationals (and reside in a developing country during the full course of the project), with priority given to teams from low-income economies, fragile and/or conflict-affected situations (see list of priority countries).
● A researcher can be funded as a team member a maximum of two times by PEP.
● Researchers that have been funded once in the past must act as the team leader and propose a significantly higher quality proposal for a second project.
● A researcher who is already involved in a funded project is not eligible to submit a new proposal before the approval of the final report of the currently funded project.
● Interested researchers who are not eligible for funding are nonetheless encouraged to use the resources made available on the PEP website.

Eligible Country:
● 
In the context of the PAGE-II initiative, teams of developing country researchers are invited to submit proposals for projects of policy analysis under the broad theme of inclusive growth and employment in their home countries, or other LICs, fragile or conflict-affected situations.
● Please find the other eligible country list (LICs, fragile or conflict-affected situations): https://www.pep-net.org/sites/pep-net.org/files/typo3doc/pdf/Call_for_proposal/PAGE-II/LIEs_and_Conflict_Situations_2017-2018.pdf

Submission mail: N/A

Other important link:
● 
Form:
MPIA/PMMA: https://www.pep-net.org/sites/pep-net.org/files/typo3doc/pdf/Call_for_proposal/PAGE-II/Proposal_template_PMMA-MPIA_PAGEIIR2_2017.docx
Field experiment: https://www.pep-net.org/sites/pep-net.org/files/typo3doc/pdf/Call_for_proposal/PAGE-II/Experimental_Proposal_Template-PAGEIIR2_2017.doc
● Register: https://www.pep-net.org/register/
● Apply: https://portal.pep-net.org/auth/login
● Guidelines for designing a (MPIA/PMMA) research project proposal: http://www.pep-net.org/fileadmin/medias/pdf/PEP_official_documents/Guidelines_for_designing_a_proposal.pdf
● Guidelines for preparing a field experiment project proposal: https://www.pep-net.org/sites/pep-net.org/files/typo3doc/pdf/Call_for_proposal/PAGE/PAGE-3_Field_experiments_Call.pdf
● PEP Grants Manual: https://www.pep-net.org/sites/pep-net.org/files/typo3doc/pdf/PEP_official_documents/Grants_Manual_2017.pdf

How to apply:
● ALL members of the applicant teams must register on the PEP website BEFORE submitting a new proposal. To register, click Register (https://www.pep-net.org/register/ see also the top right corner of the PEP website header, next to “Login”) and follow the instructions.
● Once registered, each member will receive a username and password by email, normally within minutes, and your profile will be activated within 24 hours. Access your PEP intranet file by clicking on the Login button (https://portal.pep-net.org/auth/login also top right corner above) and entering the username and password received. Note that you can change your password yourself, through your personal intranet profile, at anytime.
● ALL members of the applicant team must complete their PEP intranet profile, including their personal CV, birthday, highest diploma, a photo and short professional bio. To do this, each member should Login to the PEP website and then select “Profile” (and then “Upload CV”, “Upload photo”, etc.).
● To then submit the proposal, the team leader must login, open menu under “My workspace”, click on “Submit New Proposal”, then fill out the required information and upload all required documentation using the mandatory PEP proposal templates as provided below – see “content of proposals”.
● Once finished, to make sure that the proposal has been successfully submitted to PEP, simply return to your PEP intranet file and click on “My Projects”.

 

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