Call for Proposals: The World Bank Strategic Research Program

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Deadline: 27 March 2016

The Development Economics Vice-Presidency in the World Bank Group (WBG) is currently accepting proposals for the World Bank Strategic Research Program (SRP) which is now in its third year of operation.

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The SRP, a multi-donor Trust Fund, primarily funded by DFID, carries out research programs and projects related to development economics; disseminates the knowledge and lessons learned to give countries and stakeholders access to evidence-based research and to enhance capacity in developing countries.

Thematic Focus

This Call for Proposals has seven thematic focus areas which are shown below:

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  1. Private Sector Development;
  2. Financial Development;
  3. Education;
  4. Trade and Globalization;
  5. Agricultural and Rural Development;
  6. Transport;
  7. Energy.

Funding

The Call will fund two different types of research proposals- small grants and program grants.

  • The small grants are for proposals (up to $200K) that will fund well-defined research projects addressing a specific question.
  • The program grants will provide a strategic orientation of research towards a larger and broader objective. These will be larger proposals (about $1 million), defining well integrated programs of research rather than focusing on crafting tightly focused individual research projects.

Eligibility Criteria

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Applications are invited from individual researchers or teams in any institution, belonging to the developing countries.

How to Apply

Applicants are required to follow a two-step process:

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  • prepare a maximum 3-page concept note, and
  • if it is approved, prepare a full proposal.

Applications must be submitted via email.

For more information, please visit WBG-SRP.

Comments

  1. Avatar youth awareness and community sustainable development organization ( yascdo) says

    we are running an organization namely youth awareness and community sustainable development organization ( yascdo)
    we beg to apply a proposal based on;
    Education
    Agricultural and Rural Development;

    • Avatar Ritu Saini says

      Hello,
      For information regarding the application procedure, eligibility criteria and more, please visit the link given on the last line of the post.

      Good luck!

  2. KINDLY IS JORDAN ELIGIBLE FTO APPLY FOR THIS GRANT .IAM PRESENTING OUR NGO.JORDAN FORUM FOR BUSINESS & PROFISSIONAL WOMEN – VISPRESIDENT

    • Avatar Ritu Saini says

      Hello,
      Yes Jordan is eligible to apply for this Proposals. For information regarding the application procedure, eligibility criteria and more, please visit the link given on the last line of the post.

      Good luck!

  3. Avatar Mosharaf Hossain says

    Dear Sir,
    I am Md. Mosharaf Hossain, Ph.D Student, Department of Community Health, Universiti Putra Malaysia and I have completed my B.Sc and M.Sc, Dept. of population science and human resource development, Rajshahi University, Bangladesh. Population science & HRD. My Ph.D areas Drowning Prevention in Bangladesh. I an looking research funds. Can i apply this funds?

    Thanks
    Mosharaf

    • Avatar Ritu Saini says

      Hi Mosharaf Hossain,
      For information regarding the application procedure, eligibility criteria and more, please visit the link given on the last line of the post.

      Thank you!