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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.
The Japanese Award for Outstanding Research on Development is a competitive research grant program under the Global Development Awards Competition 2019. The main theme for 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 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. 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 present their proposals at the 19thGlobal Development Conference 'Knowledge for Sustainable Development: the Research–Policy Nexus' to be held October 23-25, 2019, in Bonn, Germany.
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 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.
Submission deadline: July 26, 2019
Visit the GDN 2019 Awards webpage to find out more about this opportunity, including competition guidelines and application procedure.
For information or questions about this opportunity and the event, please contact the organizers directly.