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Apply For The Japanese Award for Outstanding Research on Development 2019

Brief Description

The Japanese Award for Outstanding Research on Development is a competitive research grant program 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 and generously supported by the Government of Japan. This award program identifies and funds outstanding research proposals in developing and transition countries with high potential for excellence in research and clear policy implications for addressing development issues.


The three winning projects will receive grants worth US$ 45,000. 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.

Finalists will be invited to travel and present their proposals at the 19th Global Development Conference ‘Knowledge for Sustainable Development: the Research–Policy Nexus’ being held in Bonn (Germany), 23 to 25 October 2019. Travel and expenses for one representative from each three short-listed proposals will be covered by GDN.

The awards will be given to the organization(s)/researcher(s) whose proposals to undertake research in any one of the three research sub-themes (described below) holds the greatest promise for improving our understanding of development issues and puts forth clear, articulate and well researched policy implications to address relevant development problems.

Deadline is July 26, 2019

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