Research Division

Global Development Network - Japanese Award for Outstanding Research on Development (ORD) -citizens of eligible countries only

Start Date

16th Jul 2017 9:00am

End Date

16th Jul 2017 5:00pm

Japanese Award for Outstanding Research on Development (ORD)

The Global Development Awards Competition is an innovative award scheme launched by GDN with the generous support from the Ministry of Finance, Government of Japan. 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. The Japanese Award for Outstanding Research on Development (ORD) is a competitive research grant program that identifies and funds outstanding research proposals submitted by researchers from developing countries and transition economies that have a high potential for excellence in research and clear policy implications for addressing development issues in any of the three research sub-themes.

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

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

1.      Skilling for Agriculture

2.      Skilling for Manufacturing

3.      Skilling for Digital Technologies

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

Applications due to Research Hub: 30 June 2017

Please submit your application directly to your respective Research Hub along with a completed Research Funding Clearance Form and UTAS costing tool where necessary. Applicants are encouraged to contact your Research Hub early in your application process so the Research Hub can provide you with additional information on requirements and pre-award services.

For further information, please see the Global Development Network website.