Global Development Awards Competition for Low and Middle Income Countries Applicants, 2017

Ministry of Finance, Government of Japan is offering Global Development Awards Competition to pursue research to low and middle income countries.

Applicants from low and middle-income countries are eligible to apply for this scholarship programme.

The Awards Competition recognizes excellence in policy-oriented research, supports research capacity development of researchers in developing countries and funds innovative social development projects benefiting marginalized groups in the developing world.

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The GDN Global Research Agenda is a central piece of GDN’s new strategy for three main reasons. First, the global research agenda plays the crucial role of providing the organization with a common intellectual ground on which to structure its capacity building activities as distinct parts of an articulated and cohesive whole. Second, prioritizing and fixing a global research agenda is a cost-effective way to harmonize programs, to articulate portfolio elements, and to secure the building up of a stock of knowledge in a predefined set of priority development themes across the developing world.

Course Level: Awards are available to pursue research.

Study Subject: Research Proposals for the Award will be considered in following sub-themes:

Skilling for Agriculture
Skilling for Manufacturing
Skilling for Digital Technologies

Scholarship Award: First Prize: US$ 30,000; Second Prize: US$ 10,000; Third Prize: US$ 5,000.

Number of Scholarships: Not Known

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Scholarship can be taken in Japan

Eligibility: The following criteria must be met in order for applicants to be eligible for scholarship:

Category 1: Japanese Award for Outstanding Research on Development (ORD)

Eligibility Criteria:

Eligible countries for the ORD competition are those classified as low-income or middle-income countries.
Open only to researchers who are nationals of an eligible country
Open to citizens of eligible countries who are temporarily based in a non-eligible country but not for more than five years as of 16 July, 2017
The upper age limit for all applicants is 45 years as of 16 July, 2017
Staff members of multilateral and bilateral organizations are NOT eligible to apply
Previous and current employees of GDN or its Regional Network Partners (RNPs) are NOT eligible to apply up till 5 years from the completion of their tenure. Previous GDN Board Members, project mentors and members of evaluation teams are NOT eligible to apply
Similar proposals or papers resulting as products from full or partial GDN funded activities cannot be submitted for this competition
Past ORD winners and finalists are not eligible to apply with the same or similar research proposal. Winners are not eligible to apply for a period of 3 years subsequent to their submission of a successful proposal
Past and current AMC reviewers are not eligible to take part in the competition.

Category 2: Japanese Award for Most Innovative Development Project (MIDP)

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Eligibility Criteria:

The MIDP Award is open to all development projects being implemented in low-income countries and lower-middle-income countries.
The project must be managed by a Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) with its headquarters in one of the above eligible countries. The NGO must be non-profit.
The project implementation must have started before 01June, 2016.
Submissions concerning a recently started project or only a project idea or a feasibility or baseline study will not be considered.
Submissions for funding conferences (either in part or in full) will not be considered.
Applicants from previous years (except winners) may re-apply, but they must update the application to include new aspects of the project.
Previous MIDP winners are not eligible to apply.

Nationality: Applicants from Low and Middle-income countries; Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda, South Sudan, Tanzania and Uganda are eligible to apply for this award.

College Admission Requirement

Entrance Requirements: The upper age limit for all applicants is 45 years as of 16 July 2017.

English language Requirements: Applicants whose first language is not English are usually required to provide evidence of proficiency in English at the higher level required by the University.

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How to Apply: The mode of application is online.

Application Form

Application Deadline: Scholarship application deadline is July 16, 2017.