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Swedish International Centre for Local Democracy (ICLD): Call for Policy Relevant Research Proposals on Local Democracy

Ana Isabel Paraguay
Posted August 22, 2019 from Brazil
Expired on September 19, 2019
Swedish International Centre for Local Democracy (ICLD)
Swedish International Centre for Local Democracy (ICLD)

Aim of the call: to better understand the role of local governments and local democratic institutions in addressing global challenges.

ICLD will prioritize research projects that include the countries where ICLD operates: Bosnia & Herzegovina, Georgia, Kosovo, Macedonia, Moldova, Serbia, Turkey, Ukraine, Indonesia, China, Vietnam, Botswana, Kenya, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda, Zimbabwe and Zambia.
Research projects in other countries are welcomed if they show an important contribution to core areas of this call.

Research proposals should
1. focus on problems and opportunities where there is a potential to generate innovative and transformative policies that can increase the influence of vulnerable people in the decisions made by local governments that affect their lives;
2. touch on the role of local governments in at least two of the priority themes;
3. have a team with a gender balance.

Project duration: 18 months.

Awards: Up to 1 million SEK.

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Main applicant must: a) be a researcher with a deep knowledge within the field of development and democracy; b) hold a PhD; c) be affiliated with a research institution or an accredited university or college.

Application deadline: 20 September 2019.

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Ana Isabel Paraguay
Aug 22, 2019
Aug 22, 2019

Friendly reminders:
1. Study similar calls (open and closed ones) that interest you to discover what they have in common and how you can think ahead/plan to apply = increase your chances of success!
2. Prepare/update paperwork (certificates and atests usually required from an organization like yours);
3. Write (baby steps...!) and discuss a project draft - to validate the priorities within your group and to train your grant writing skills;
4. Do not wait to find a call and then start writing your oroposal/project. Start now!!!
5. Visit the World Pulse website >>> My Pulse >>> Resources and then use its filters (right upper corner) to find what may really suit you;
6; Share the opportunities that may not apply to you but can interest others;
7. Spread the word about your failures and achievements in grant requests; yes, tell these storiies too... - they will enlighten and inspire your network.

Jill Langhus
Aug 23, 2019
Aug 23, 2019

Thanks, Ana.