Apply now: Global Development Awards Competition 2016

Liz Poulsen
Posted December 19, 2015 from United States

Call for proposals: Education research and social development projects

Closing date:January 15, 2016

Every year, GDN awards $90,000 worth of grants to research proposals and innovative development projects as part of the Global Development Awards Competition.

The Japanese Award forOutstanding Research on Development(ORD) is for original, policy-relevant research proposals by citizens of developing and transition countries on the theme of Education for Development: Quality and Inclusion for Changing Global Human Capital Needs.

(First prize: $30,000; Second prize: $10,000; Third prize: $5,000)

The Japanese Award forMost Innovative Development Project(MIDP) is for current development projects with demonstrated impact that seek to scale up their work through a grant. Projects working on any aspect of development may apply. Winners of the MIDP are also eligible to compete under Japan Social Development Fund for a grant of up to $200,000 for their work.

(First prize: $30,000; Second prize: $10,000; Third prize: $5,000)

The competition, administered by GDN and generously funded by the Government of Japan, will also offer grants and travel expenses to finalists to present their research and development project proposals atGDN's next conference in Peruin March 2016.

To apply please visit: For any further queries related to the competition write to us [email protected]

Watch what the previous round award winners have to say:

MIDP 2015 first prize winner:

ORD 2015 first prize winner:

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