Institute of Labor Economics (IZA) and DFID: Inviting applications for ‘grant’ to building a significant new body of evidence on gender, growth, and labour markets to help shape gender and labour market policies in low-income countries.

Funding brief: The IZA/DFID Programme on Gender, Growth and Labour Markets in Low-Income Countries (G²LM|LIC) marks the extension of the successful IZA/DFID cooperation, which started as the Growth and Labour Markets in Low-Income Countries (GLM|LIC) programme in 2011. The extension aims at building a significant new body of evidence on gender, growth, and labour markets to help shape gender and labour market policies in low-income countries. Capacity building through involvement of researchers from low-income countries is strongly encouraged.

They are pleased to announce that the electronic application portal for the first phase of G2LM|LIC (Phase V of the overall programme) is now open. The call covers 5 wide-ranging research themes:
● Theme 1: Facts about gender, jobs, and poverty
● Theme 2: Fertility and labour markets
● Theme 3: Barriers to gender parity
● Theme 4: The future of work: automation, urbanization and the environment
● Theme 5: Policies and welfare: costs and benefits of gender parity

Two types of research grants will be offered:
● Large-scale research grants for experienced researchers based in institutions and organizations from all over the world to fund big research projects in LICs. In this round, they expect to fund around 10 large projects with a total budget of about 3 million Euros.
● Small research grants mainly targeting junior researchers (PhD students or researchers who have less than five years of work/research experience past the PhD) based in institutions and organizations from all over the world, as well as senior or junior researchers based in institutions and organizations in LICs (see the list of countries here). In this round, they plan to fund 3-6 small research projects with a maximum value of 30,000 Euros each.

Donor Name: Institute of Labor Economics (IZA) and the UK Government Department for International Development (DFID)
Funding name: No specific fund name

Deadline: Proposals are due by November, 11th, 2019

Funding details link: Click to view

Funding limit:
● Large-scale research grants for experienced: 3 million Euros.
● Small research grants mainly targeting junior researchers (PhD students or researchers who have less than five years of work/research experience past the PhD): 30,000 Euros

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

Project start date: Projects should start in March 2020 and be completed by December 2022 at the latest.

Project duration: As above

Eligible organization: As below

Eligibility:Institutions may apply alone or in cooperation with one or more partners. In case of a cooperation between several institutions, one institution should take the role of the lead institution. This lead institution will be the institution completing the required documents and submitting them via the online portal. The lead institution will be the sole contact point for IZA and will be responsible for the successful delivery of the entire project of the proposal is chosen to receive funding.

Eligible Country: Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Benin, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Côte d’Ivoire, Democratic Republic of Congo, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Haiti, Honduras, Kenya, Kyrgyz Republic, Lesotho, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mozambique, Myanmar, Nepal, Niger, Nigeria, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, Republic of Congo, Rwanda, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, Tajikistan, Tanzania, The Gambia, Togo, Uganda, Yemen, Zambia, Zimbabwe

Proposals covering the Occupied Palestinian Territories are admissible as well.

Submission mail: Not found

Other important link:
● Apply: Click to view
● Guideline: Click to view
● Proposal Form (Form): Click to view
● Proposal Form (Budget): Click to view
● About: Click to view
● Specifications Phase V: Click to view
● Applicant Statement Form: Click to view
● Research Summary Statement: Click to view
● Grant Agreement Sample: Click to view
● An archive file including all documents: Click to view

How to apply: To start the application process, applicants need to register for the Electronic Application Portal (EAP).

● Uploading Documents: All documents required for G²LM|LIC applications need to be uploaded and submitted online. There are several documents required from all applicants:
 Applicant Statement Form
 Project Proposal
 Detailed Budget
 Project Summary

In addition, the following set of documents may be provided on a voluntary basis during the application stage:
 Proof of Registration / legal existence
 Balance sheets from the last two closed financial years
 Profit and loss accounts from the last two closed financial years

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