For researchers from low-income or middle-income countries, take your research to the next level and submit research proposals within the theme, ‘Unpacking the health-environment-economic wellbeing nexus,’ for the Japanese Award for Outstanding Research on Development (ORD) under the Global Development Awards Competition 2020.
Winning researchers in this competitive research grant program will receive funding of up to US$ 45,000.
Application Deadline: September 30, 2020
Here are the benefits of participating in the awards competition:
In order to qualify for participation in this award competition, applicants must
Eligible countries are those classified by the World Bank as low-income or middle-income countries
This should be clearly shown as in the CV and personal information should be provided.
In light of the quickly changing scenario, proposals that integrate a focus on COVID-19 and related policy responses must explain how the quickly changing policy landscape is likely to impact the focus of the research.
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To apply for the Japanese Award for Outstanding Research on Development (ORD) under the Global Development Awards Competition 2020, should follow the steps below:
The CVs should clearly state the age of all team members, the citizenships for all team members and the country of residence for the past five years for all team members and the current institutional affiliations for all team members.
Administered by GDN and supported by the Ministry of Finance, Government of Japan, the Japanese Award for Outstanding Research on Development is a competitive research grant program under the Global Development Awards Competition.
Since its inception in 2000, this award program funds and supports exceptional research proposals in low-income or middle-income countries with a promise for excellence in research and clear policy implications for addressing development issues.
With this year’s edition themed ‘Unpacking the health-environment-economic wellbeing nexus’, it’s encouraged that proposals critically examine policy successes and failures to look at the complex intersection of health, environment and economic well-being.
With up to 8,800 researchers and development practitioners from low-income or middle-income countries having participated in this competition and more than 200 awards conferred till date, this year’s edition will select and grant the award to three winning projects.
All submissions must be made by 6:00 PM(Indian Standard Time) on 30th September 2020.
The Eligibility screening results will be announced by 2nd October, 2020.
The First Level review results of shortlisted applications and comments from reviewers will be announced by 30th October 2020.
Resubmission of updated application for shortlisted applications will commence by 8th November 2020.
Second Level review results (finalists) and comments from reviewers will be announced by 4 December 2020
Resubmission of updated application of the finalists will commence by 11th December 2020.
Online Communications training will commence by 7th-11th December 2020
Jury presentation will take place by 14th-18th December 2020 (specific date to be announced)
Winners will be announced by 20th December, 2020.
Finalists are most especially, expected to be available during the following periods:
After the application deadline is reached, a multi-stage review process will be used to select the winners.
The evaluation process will be based on the blind review process wherein identities of the authors and reviewers will be concealed to eliminate any selection bias.
The proposals will be reviewed on the basis of the following criteria:
An in-person Award ceremony might be held in 2021, if conditions allow it, but projects are expected to start on 15 Jan 2021.
Due to the Covid19 crisis and travel limitations, the selection will be conducted online.
Some of the Partners & Funders for the program include:
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