The Global Development Awards Competition Conducting Research on Development 2020
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The Global Development Awards Competition Conducting Research on Development 2020


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Association Académique
Date limite
30 sept. 2020
Niveau d'études
Type d'opportunité
Pays éligibles
Région éligible
Toutes les régions

Global Development Network is offering a competitionfor Outstanding Research on Development. It is a competitive research grant program under the Global Development Awards Competition 2020. This year, three winning projects on the topic, 'Unpacking the health-environment-economic wellbeing nexus' will receive grants worth US$ 45,000.

Eligibility Criteria:

  •  Eligible countries for the ORD competition are those classified by the World Bank as low-income or middle-income countries
  • The competition is open only to researchers who are citizens or permanent residents of these countries. 
  • The applicants (including team members) can be asked to submit proof of their citizenship and residency through documents with legal standing, at any point during the competition. 
  • The upper age limit for all applicants is 45 years as of 20 July 2020. Individuals above 45 years of age as of 20 July 2020 are not eligible to apply.
  • The proposal should not be receiving or scheduled to receive funds from other sources to be eligible for consideration for the ORD 


  • The first prize winner will receive a grant of US$ 30,000. 
  • The second prize and third prize winners will receive a grant of US$ 10,000 and US$ 5,000 respectively. 
  • The funds will be used to support the research work proposed by the winners towards the completion of their research.
  •  Additionally, awardees will be paired with world-class academic in their area of work who will play the role of a Scientific and Technical Advisor to the winners.

Required Documents:

  • The online registration form
  • Full research proposal
  • CV

Important Dates:

  • Deadline for submissions: 30 September 2020
  • Announcement of Eligibility screening results: 2 October 2020
  • Announcement of First Level review results (shortlisted applications) and comments from reviewers: 30 October 2020
  • Resubmission of updated application for shortlisted applications: 8 November 2020
  • Announcement of Second Level review results (finalists) and comments from reviewers: 4 December 2020
  • Resubmission of updated application of the finalists: 11 December 2020
  • Online Communications training: 7-11 December 2020
  • Jury presentation: 14-18 December 2020 
  • Announcement of winners: 20 December 2020

About the Award:

The Japanese Award for Outstanding Research on Development is a competitive research grant program under the Global Development Awards Competition 2020. The Awards Competition is administered by GDN and supported by the Ministry of Finance, Government of Japan. This award program identifies and funds outstanding research proposals in low-income or middle-income countries with high potential for excellence in research and clear policy implications for addressing development issues. Since its inception in 2000, GDN has awarded roughly US$ 4 million in research and project grants to finalists and winners. Nearly 8,800 researchers and development practitioners from low-income or middle-income countries have participated in the competition and more than 200 awards have been conferred till date.

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