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Global Research Competition 2013 For Researchers From Developing Countries

Global Research Competition 2013 For Researchers From Developing Countries

The Global Development Network (GDN) invites researchers from developing countries and transition economies and best performing researchers from Regional Research Competitions (RRCs) to submit research proposals for its second round of the Global Research Competition (GRC) 2013.

Global Research Competition 2013

The GRC is a competitive grant program under GDN’s Global Research Capacity Building Program. In this annual competition, social science researchers from developing countries and transition economies are invited to team up with researchers from around the world on collaborative inter-regional or cross-country research projects.

The competition is inter-regional/cross-country both in terms of its analytic scope and team composition.

Theme

The research themes for the 2013 round of the GRC are:

  • Theme 1: Inclusive and Sustainable Growth
  • Theme 2: Food Security
  • Theme 3: Political, Economic and Social Transformations

Organizer

The Global Development Network (GDN)

Prizes

Six successful proposals will be awarded a financial grant of up to US$ 32,000 each and will receive expert guidance during the grant cycle. The research has to be completed within 18 months.

After the successful completion of research, teams will also be eligible to apply for the multi-year GDN Global Research Project grants.

Deadline

20 September, 2013

Guidelines

  • Please review carefully. Any application that does not follow the below mentioned guidelines will NOT be considered.
  • Applicants must be researchers from developing and transition countries: The GRC is open only to researchers from developing countries and transition economies (interested in inter-regional or cross-country research collaboration), with the requirement that they need to be citizens and current residents of any of these countries. For e.g. an Angolan residing in Chile is eligible to apply.
  • The applicants can be asked to submit proof of their citizenship and residency through documents with legal standing, at any point during the competition.
  • The teams may include at least two members and up to four.
  • Applicants may collaborate with other applicants from same or different sub-disciplines of social sciences.
  • An individual may only be part of one team. Multiple collaborations will not be considered.
  • The upper age limit for an applicant is 45 years as of 15 June, 2013.
  • The average age of the entire team must be below 40 years as of 15 June, 2013.
  • Researchers (especially, female researchers) below the age of 35 years (as of 15 June, 2013) are strongly encouraged to apply.
  • Expression of Interest (EOI) submission: Teams2 can submit only one EOI under only one theme.
  • All team members must contribute equally to the research, at all stages. This should be clearly reflected in the Proposal.
  • Global Training Workshop: Research teams with most innovative and interesting EOIs will be invited to attend a Global Training Workshop before the final selection of grant recipients.
  • Shortlisted teams with more than two researchers must nominate any two researchers (from two different countries/regions) to attend the workshop.
  • It is strongly recommended that you read the full call for application and guidelines at the organizer’s website

Inquiries

For any further queries related to the competition write to us at grc@gdn.int

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