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The Japanese Award for Outstanding Research on Development is a competitive research grant program. Which is under the Global Development Awards Competition 2019. The Awards Competition is administered by GDN, funded under the Policy and Human Resources Development Fund (PHRD) trust fund managed by the World Bank. Further, generously supported by the Government of Japan. This award program identifies and funds outstanding research proposals in developing and transition countries. In Addition, With high potential for excellence in research and clear policy implications for addressing development issues. The program provides grants under two main categories: The Japanese Award for Outstanding Research on Development and the Japanese Award for Most Innovative Development Project. Further, The Japanese Award for Outstanding Research on Development 2019 is now accepting applications.
Moreover, Since its inception in 2000, the Global Development Network has awarded roughly US$ 4 million in research and project grants to finalists and winners. Nearly 8,800 researchers and development practitioners from developing countries and transition countries have participated in the competition and more than 200 awards have been conferred till date. Learn more about the Global Development Awards Competition.
First Prize: US$ 30,000.
Second Prize: US$ 10,000.
Third Prize: US$ 5,000.
All finalists will receive travel grants to GDN’s annual conference in Bonn (Germany) between the 23rd and the
25th of October 2019. The travel grant will be for one person representing the shortlisted submission.
The CVs should clearly state the age of all team members. The citizenship for all team members and the country of residence for the past five years for all team members and the current institutional affiliation for all team members.
The upper age limit for all applicants is 45 years as of 16 July 2019. Further, Individuals above 45 years of age as of 16 July 2019 are not eligible to apply.
Further, Similar proposals or papers resulting as products from full or partial GDN funded activities (Global Research Projects and also, other competitions not limited to Regional Research Competitions, Global Research Competitions, etc.), cannot be submitted for this competition.
Past ORD winners and finalists are not eligible to apply with the same or similar research proposal. Additionally, winners are not eligible to apply for a period of 3 years subsequent to the end of their agreement with GDN.
Past and current ORD reviewers are not eligible to take part in the competition.
For a joint research proposal with more than one researcher, only the principal investigator should submit an application. However, the institutional affiliation, position/designation, e-mail address, citizenship and current residence of each co-researcher MUST also be included in the application.
Research proposals should be submitted only in the designated application template. The Proposal Template should not exceed 20 pages. Further, The format should be in Calibri, 11- point font with single line spacing and one-inch margins.
Applicants can only submit one proposal under each theme.
In cases with more than one researcher, all researchers must meet the eligibility criteria.
All applications must be accompanied by CVs of all the team members.