Category 2: Japanese Award for Outstanding Research on Development (ORD) 2015
Deadline: 15 April 2015
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The Global Development Network (GDN) is currently accepting proposals from researchers in developing countries and transition economies to submit research proposals in the theme of Agriculture for Sustainable Growth: Challenges and Opportunities for a new ‘Green Revolution’ for the Japanese Award for Outstanding Research on Development (ORD).
The Japanese Award for Outstanding Research on Development (ORD) is a competitive research grant program under the Global Development Awards Competition 2015. The ORD program is administered by GDN and supported by the Ministry of Finance, Government of Japan. This program identifies and funds outstanding research proposals in developing countries and transition economies with high potential for excellence in research and clear policy implications for addressing development issues.
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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. The winning projects will receive grants worth US$ 45,000. Finalists will be invited to travel and present their proposals at GDN’s 16th Annual Global Development Conference to be held in Morocco from 11-13 June, 2015.
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The main theme of the Awards competition is ‘Agriculture for Sustainable Growth: Challenges and Opportunities for a new ‘Green Revolution’. Research Proposals for the Award will be considered in following four inter-related sub-themes:
- Food security and nutrition
- Environmental challenges and natural resources management
- Economic, social and political transformations: effects and impacts of agricultural development
- Financial and technological innovations: which new tools for the next “Green Revolution”
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- First prize US$ 30,000
- Second prize US$ 10,000
- Third prize US$ 5,000
- Travel and expenses for one representative from each three short-listed proposals (ideally the principal investigator) will be covered by GDN.
- Applicants can be researchers from developing countries and transition economies with the requirement that they need to be citizens or permanent residents of these countries.
- Citizens of developing countries and transition economies currently residing in a developed country are only eligible to apply if they have been living in the developed country for no more than five years as of 16 April 2015.
- The upper age limit for all applicants is 45 years as of 15, April 2015. Individuals above 45 years of age as of 15 April 2015 are not eligible to apply.
- Researchers (especially, female researchers) below the age of 35 years (as of 15, April 2015) are strongly encouraged to apply either as Principal Researchers or as part of the team.
- 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 organizations (The World Bank, IMF, IADB, UN agencies, DFID, AusAID, etc.) are not eligible to apply.
- Previous and current employees of GDN or its RNPs are not eligible to apply up till 5 years from the completion of their tenure. Previous GDN Board Members, project mentors and members of evaluation teams 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 such as 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 their submission of a successful proposal.
- Past and current ORD reviewers are not eligible to take part in the competition.
How to Apply?
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- The submission and the required documents must be submitted as electronic files at GDN’s Online Submissions Platform only.
- Research proposals should be submitted only in the designated application template.
- Applicants can download the proposal template available on the GDN’s website.
- Submitted documents include – a document providing the profile of your organization (if any) and a single document containing the CV’s of all team members related to the research project.
- Submissions should not exceed 20 pages. Format should be in Calibri, 11- point font with single line spacing and one inch margins.
- An organization cannot submit more than one application.
- Submissions must be submitted in the English language only.
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