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.
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.
This Call for Proposals has seven thematic focus areas which are shown below:
- Private Sector Development;
- Financial Development;
- Trade and Globalization;
- Agricultural and Rural Development;
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.
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:
- 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.