GDN Call For Proposal - Grant Funding

15 Jul 2014 - 15:45
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GDN is inviting applications from multi-disciplinary research teams, for a research grant to undertake a systematic study of the research environment in developing countries. The research project is supported by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Agence Française de Développement (AFD), and the Swiss Agency for Development Cooperation.

About the project:

The “Doing Research” project, through these studies,seeks to develop a comprehensive understanding of the factors pertaining to policy framework, institutional factors, and informal relations that influence the organization of social science research, its quality, quantity and social relevance. The ultimate goal of the project is to build a systematic framework to document the research environment in developing countries around the world.

The country case studies supported under this initiative will be used to inform a broader discussion on a systematic methodology and framework that could be used to observe, analyse and document the research environment in a larger number of countries in a consistent and comparable way as the project is expanded to cover a larger number of countries in the next phase.

This project in this phase will support up to 8 country case studies, from developing countries around the world, which seek to conduct in-depth analysis of the research environment in economic and social science disciplines in developing countries.  

About the call:

The research studies supported by this grant will have to be based on developing countries from Africa, South Asia, East Asia, South East Asia and Latin America and the Caribbean and carried out by research teams in developing countries.

The call for proposal looks to support 6-7 extensive research studies within the overarching theme of “Doing Research”. The grant provided under this initiative will be up to a maximum ceiling of US$ 43,000 depending on the scope (in terms of geographical coverage and the level of data and information to be generated) of the proposed research.

The last date for submission of the full research proposal in the application template, CVs of applicants (research team members), and other supporting documents is 30/07/2014 (GMT 11: 59 PM).

Who can apply?

The grant is open only to research teams based in developing countries with the requirement that the applicants (researchers) need to be permanent residents of these countries. Teams can have research collaborators based in developed countries.

Important Details:
Proposals can be submitted in English or French
For the detailed call document, application template, proposal guidelines and more information please visit

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If you think you are eligible, please visit our webpage as mentioned above and apply as per guidelines by the deadline 30th July, 2014.

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