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Japanese Award for Outstanding Research on Development (ORD) 2024 [ $6000 grant ]

Japanese Award for Outstanding Research on Development (ORD) 2024 [ $6000 grant ]

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Japanese Award for Outstanding Research on Development (ORD) 2024 [ $6000 grant ]

Under the Global Development Awards Competition 2024, the Japanese Award for Outstanding Research on Development (ORD) 2024 is a competitive research grant program that identifies and funds outstanding research proposals in low- or middle-income countries with high potential for excellence in research and clear policy implications for addressing development issues.

2024 Theme- Sustainable Climate Action for Human-Centered Development

Three winning projects will receive grants worth US$ 60,000. The awards will be given to the researcher(s) whose proposals hold the greatest promise for improving our understanding of development issues and puts forth clear, articulate and well researched policy implications to address relevant developmental problems.


  • 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$ 20,000 and US$ 10,000 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.

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Eligibility for Outstanding Research on Development

  • 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 upper age limit for all applicants is 45 years by the end of 2025. Individuals above 45 years of age as of 1 January 2025 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 unless it is clearly explained how the additional funds provided by the ORD would reinforce the existing funds for successful completion of the research.
  • Staff members of multilateral and bilateral organisations (The World Bank, IMF, IADB, UN agencies. UKaid, etc.) are not eligible to apply.
  • Similar proposals or papers resulting as products from full or partial GDN funded activities (Global Research Projects and other competitions not limited to Regional Research Competitions, Global Research Competitions etc.), cannot be submitted for this competition.
  • GDN strongly encourages female researchers to engage and apply.

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Review Criteria of Outstanding Research on Development

Throughout the review process, the proposals will be judged on the following criteria:

  • Academic quality
    • Quality of the research question formulated
    • Quality of methodology and methods chosen to answer the research question
    • Quality of literature review
    • Originality and Innovativeness
    • Ethics
  • Clarity of the links to policy
    • Link to specific development outcomes
    • Specific relevance to policy process
  • Feasibility
    • Timeline
    • Budget
    • Research team


Type of Opportunity Competitions and Awards
Deadline24 May,2024
OrganizerGlobal Development Network
Contact the organizer[email protected]



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