Every year, the Global Development Network (GDN) awards upto $US 90,000 worth of grants to research proposals and innovative development projects as part of the Global Development Awards Competition.
There are two categories of awards:
- The Japanese Award for Outstanding Research on Development (ORD) is for original, policy-relevant research proposals by citizens of developing and transition countries on the theme of Education for Development: Quality and Inclusion for Changing Global Human Capital Needs.First Prize: US$ 30,000; Second Prize: US$ 10,000; Third Prize: US$ 5,000
- The Japanese Award for Most 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.First Prize: US$ 30,000; Second Prize: US$ 10,000; Third Prize: US$ 5,000
Winners of the MIDP are also eligible to compete under Japan Social Development Fund for a grant of up to US$ 200,000 for their work.
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 at GDN’s next conference in Peru in March 2016.