Research support and funding opportunities

PEP supports teams of developing country researchers and government-affiliated officers to produce high quality and policy-engaged research to inform local development solutions.

See the current 
PEP call for Expressions of Interest 

Submit by 12 November 2021
See below for more information on PEP research support grants and competitions

For ongoing project grant recipents, see:

Important dates

Guides and templates

Recommended conferences


Research Support

PEP support includes funding, training, mentorship, peer-review and networking. 

PEP research teams are matched with technical, scientific and policy outreach experts, they participate in online and in-person training as well as international study visits, and they attend PEP’s international conferences.

Through this support program, PEP builds and promotes local capacity to produce high quality and policy-engaged research in developing countries.

Find out more about PEP’s Grant Plus research support program.

Calls for Proposals

PEP selects the projects to be supported under its research initiatives (see below) following competitive, international calls for proposals.

Consult the Call for Proposals pagesubscribe to the PEP mailing list and follow us on social media (Facebook and Twitter) to find out about PEP’s latest activities and funding opportunities. There is no ongoing call for proposals.


Research Initiatives

PEP support is provided to projects under broader research initiatives. PEP's initiatives generally aim to strengthen and mobilize local research capacity in developing countries, particularly in the most fragile and low-capacity contexts.

Ongoing initiatives


Find out more about PEP’s research initiatives, current and past.



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