Global Development Network’s Global Research Competition: Up to $32,000 Grants

Deadline: September 20, 2013

Applications are now open for Global Development Network (GDN)’s annual Global Research Competition (GRC), which is the second phase of the Network’s Global Research Capacity Building Program. Social science researchers from developing countries and transition economies, and the best performing researchers from the Regional Research Competitions (RRCs) are invited to team up with peers from around the world to collaborate on joint research projects.

Themes for the 2013 round of the GRC are:

  • Inclusive and Sustainable Growth
  • Food Security
  • Political, Economic and Social Transformations

Grant Value

The GRC grant performance period is up to 18 months. The value of the grants vary according to various aspects of the research projects such as team size and composition, scope of the research project, amongst others. Up to US$ 32,000 is awarded to support the following: (1) Expenses necessary to conduct research; and (2) Outreach and dissemination activities.

Other Benefits

The best performing research teams also have the opportunity to apply for GDN’s large-scale, high-caliber Global Research Projects.

Global Training Workshop: Research teams with the most promising and interesting ideas receive training and guidance from world renowned experts at a global workshop, before submitting their final proposals.

Mentoring: Winning research teams benefit from intensive mentoring throughout the grant performance period, from inception to completion. The mentoring responsibility within each research team lies with a senior scholar who is engaged by GDN. From time-to-time, teams also benefit from training and guidance from world renowned experts.

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