Research proposals, which have “high potential for excellence in research and clear policy implications for addressing development issues” in developing and transition economies, are considered for the Japanese Award for Outstanding Research on Development. The Award is funded by the Ministry of Finance, Government of Japan and it is administered by the Global Development Network (GDN). It carries a cash prize of US $30,000 in addition to support for participating in the GDN’s Eleventh Annual Global Development Conference in Prague, Czech Republic on January 16-18, 2010. There is also a runner-prize available for the second-best entry and it carries a cash prize of US $5000. The cash should be used for continuing to implement the proposed research project.
Organizations or researchers who hold the greatest promise of improving the understanding of development issues and clearly present well-researched policy implications to address development problems will be considered for the award. Each proposal should address any one of the themes given below;
- Globalization, Regulation and Development
- International Migration: Crossing Borders, Changing Lives?
- Regional Integration- Convergence Big Time, or, an Opportunity Wasted?
The application form, including the research proposals along with the registration form should be submitted online through the GDN website. The deadline to submit the forms is 14 October 2009. For more information, visit this link.