Global Development Network (GDN): Inviting applications for ‘Global Development Awards Competition 2019’ to find researchers from developing and transition countries to submit research proposals under the theme of Doing research in developing countries: the role of non-academic actors, new communication platforms and leadership in social sciences for the Japanese Award for Outstanding Research on Development (ORD).

Funding brief: The Global Development Network (GDN) invites researchers from developing and transition countries to submit research proposals under the theme of Doing research in developing countries: the role of non-academic actors, new communication platforms and leadership in social sciences for the Japanese Award for Outstanding Research on Development (ORD).

The Japanese Award for Outstanding Research on Development is a competitive research grant program under the Global Development Awards Competition 2019. The Awards Competition is administered by GDN, funded under the Policy and Human Resources Development Fund (PHRD) trust fund managed by the World Bank and generously supported by the Government of Japan. This award program identifies and funds outstanding research proposals in developing and transition countries with high potential for excellence in research and clear policy implications for addressing development issues. The program provides grants under two main categories: The Japanese Award for Outstanding Research on Development and the Japanese Award for Most Innovative Development Project. The Japanese Award for Outstanding Research on Development 2019 is now accepting applications.

Since its inception in 2000, GDN has awarded roughly US$ 4 million in research and project grants to finalists and winners. Nearly 8,800 researchers and development practitioners from developing countries and transition countries have participated in the competition and more than 200 awards have been conferred till date. Learn more about the Global Development Awards Competition

The main theme of the Japanese Award for Outstanding Research on Development 2019 is ‘Doing research in developing countries: the role of non-academic actors, new communication platforms and leadership in social sciences.’ Research Proposals for the Award will be considered in the following three sub-themes:
● Understanding and measuring the role of non-academic researchers in development
● The role of social media in the production, diffusion, and uptake of development research in developing countries
● The role of research leadership in advancing evidence-informed debate in developing countries.

The funds will be used to support the research work proposed by the winners towards the completion of their research. Finalists will be invited to travel and present their proposals at the 19th Global Development Conference ‘Knowledge for Sustainable Development: the Research–Policy Nexus’ being held in Bonn (Germany), 23 to 25 October 2019. Travel and expenses for one representative from each three short-listed proposals will be covered by GDN. The awards will be given to the organization(s)/researcher(s) whose proposals to undertake research in any one of the three research sub-themes (described below) holds the greatest promise for improving our understanding of development issues and puts forth clear, articulate and well researched policy implications to address relevant development problems..

Donor Name: Global Development Network (GDN)
Funding name: Global Development Awards Competition 2019

Deadline: The last date for submission of the online registration form, the full research proposal in the application template and CVs of the applicants is 26th, July, 2019. (Indian Standard Time 6:00 PM).

Funding details link: Click to view

Funding limit: The three winning projects will receive grants worth US$ 45,000. The first prize winner will receive a grant of US$ 30,000. The second prize and third prize winners will receive a grant of US$ 10,000 and US$ 5,000 respectively

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Eligible organization: As below

Eligibility:
1) Eligible countries for the ORD competition are those classified by the World Bank as low-income or middle-income countries . The competition is open only to researchers who are citizens or permanent residents of these countries. The applicants (including team members) can be asked to submit proof of their citizenship and residency through documents with legal standing, at any point during the competition. Please note that all personal information details as provided in the application (and CV) should be factually correct, else the application will be liable for disqualification. The information on the Identity Card will remain strictly confidential with GDN.
● Citizens of eligible countries currently residing in a non-eligible country are only allowed to apply if they have been living in the non-eligible country for no more than five years as of 16 July 2019. This should be clearly shown in the CV and personal information should be provided. In case any information is found to be incorrect, the proposal is liable for disqualification during any stage of the competition, including after the grant has been conferred.
● The CVs for all team members must be included in the application. The CVs should clearly state the age of all team members, the citizenship for all team members and the country of residence for the past five years for all team members and the current institutional affiliation for all team members. These details are mandatory and an application will be deemed incomplete if these details are not submitted.
2) The upper age limit for all applicants is 45 years as of 16 July 2019. Individuals above 45 years of age as of 16 July 2019 are not eligible to apply.
3) The proposal should not be receiving or scheduled to receive funds from other sources to be eligible for consideration for the ORD unless it is clearly explained how the additional funds provided by the ORD would reinforce the existing funds for successful completion of the research.
4) Staff members of multilateral and bilateral organizations (The World Bank, IMF, IADB, UN agencies, DFID, AusAID, etc.) are not eligible to apply.
5) Previous and current employees of GDN or its Regional Network Partners3 are not eligible to apply up till 5 years from the completion of their tenure. Previous GDN Board Members, project mentors and members of evaluation teams are not eligible to apply.
6) Similar proposals or papers resulting as products from full or partial GDN funded activities (Global Research Projects and other competitions not limited to Regional Research Competitions, Global Research Competitions etc.), cannot be submitted for this competition.
7) Past ORD winners and finalists are not eligible to apply with the same or similar research proposal. Additionally, winners are not eligible to apply for a period of 3 years subsequent to the end of their agreement with GDN. 8) Past and current ORD reviewers are not eligible to take part in the competition.

Eligible Country: The ORD is open only to researchers from low-income and middle-income countries as per the World Bank classification.

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Other important link:
● Apply: Click to view
● Guideline: Click to view
● About: Click to view
● FAQ: Click to view

How to apply: Interested applicant may apply through the website (Click to view).

Preparing your Proposal
● Download the proposal template by clicking here; fill it in and save it on your computer in .doc, .docx or .pdf format.
● Prepare a document providing the profile of your organization (if any) and save it on your computer in .doc, .docx or .pdf format.
● Prepare a single document containing the CVs of all team members related to the research project and save it on your computer in .doc, .docx or .pdf format.
● Before starting your application, ensure that one of the following web browsers is installed on your computer:
Chrome version 22.x (November 2012) or higher
Firefox version 16.x (November 2012) or higher
Internet Explorer Version 9.x (March 2011) or higher 5. Logon to GDN’s dedicated online submission platform using the following link: http://www.gdn.int/awards2019/apply
● Click on ‘New User? Click Here’ to create a new profile. You will be directed to a new page to register your profile. You will receive an email confirming the successful registration of your profile.
● Under the tab titled ‘Submissions’, click on the ‘Add New’ button. You will be directed to a new application page where you will be asked to provide the details of the proposal and applicable personal details of each member of the research team.
● Upload your proposal, organizational profile and CV’s: Click on ‘Upload’. Browse and locate the relevant files on your computer and click ‘open’.
● Once you have completed your application, click on ‘Save and Submit’. You will receive an email notifying you on the successful submission of your application.
● In case you need to exit the application and complete it at a later time, click on ‘Save and Continue Later’. You may return and complete your application on the online platform before the closing date (26 July 2019).
● Please submit a specific application only once.

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