Global Development Awards and Medals Competition 2013/14

Global Development Awards and Medals Competition 2013/14

Deadline: January 31, 2014 and March 6, 2014

Submissions are now invited for the 2013 GDN-AMC Competition. The Global Development Awards and Medals Competition (AMC) is an innovative award scheme that recognizes excellence in development projects and research that benefit the developing world. The winners of the current round will be chosen by an eminent jury at GDN’s 15th Annual Global Development Conference to be held in Accra, Ghana from 18-20 June, 2014; an event attended by over 500 practitioners in the field of development where finalists will present their proposals and papers.

Competition Categories

The competition accepts submissions in three categories:

1. Japanese Award for Most Innovative Development Project (MIDP)

The Japanese Award for Most Innovative Development Project (MIDP) is a competitive grant program that provides development practitioners with the opportunity to compete for grants worth US$ 45,000 to help scale up their innovative project*. The projects and/or non-governmental organizations must support the improvement of service delivery, in particular, innovative approaches and meet certain set criteria.

First Prize: US$ 30,000; Second Prize: US$ 10,000; Third Prize: US$ 5,000

Eligibility Criteria

  • Open to all development projects being implemented in low income countries and low middle income countries in Africa, Asia, Commonwealth of Independent States, Middle East, Latin America and the Caribbean, Pacific Islands, and the transition economies of Eastern Europe and Central Asia
  • Project must be managed by a non-governmental organization with its headquarters in a country in one of the above regions
  • Project implementation must have started before 1 January, 2013

Deadline: March 6, 2014

2. Japanese Award for Outstanding Research on Development (ORD)

The Japanese Award for Outstanding Research on Development (ORD) is a competitive research grant program that identifies and funds outstanding research proposals in developing countries and transition economies with high potential for excellence in research and clear policy implications for addressing development issues in any of the three research sub-themes.

First Prize: US$ 30,000; Second Prize: US$ 10,000; Third Prize: US$ 5,000

Eligibility Criteria

  • Open only to researchers who are nationals of developing countries and transition economies
  • Citizens of developing and transition countries who are temporarily based in a developed country but not for more than five years as of 6 March, 2014
  • The upper age limit for all applicants is 45 years as of 6 March, 2014.
  • Staff members of multilateral and bilateral organizations are NOT eligible to apply.

Deadline: March 6, 2014

3. Medals for Research on Development (Medals)

The Medals for Research on Development (Medals) research grant program identifies and awards completed research papers that have engaged path-breaking approaches in addressing contemporary development issues. Two prizes will be given in each of the three research sub-themes.

*Medal winners will receive monetary grants and all Medal finalists will also receive travel grants to the GDN Conference.*

Eligibility Criteria

  • Open only to researchers who are nationals of developing countries and transition economies
  • Citizens of developing and transition countries who are temporarily based in a developed country but not for more than five years as of 31 January 2014
  • The upper age limit for all applicants is 45 years as of 31 January 2014

Deadline: January 31, 2014

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