29 julho, 2009

2009 Global Development Awards and Medals Competition

2009 Global Development Awards and Medals Competition
2009 research themes "truly global"

The 2009 Global Development Awards and Medals Competition

The Global Development Network (GDN) is now accepting submissions for its annual competition for development research proposals/papers and development projects. Researchers and NGOs from developing and transition countries are invited to participate in the competition. The competition is generously funded by the Ministry of Finance, Government of Japan and other donors.

The competition focuses on key issues such as globalization, regional integration, climate change and international migration against the backdrop of the current global economic and financial crisis, the political and economic repercussions of which can already be felt across countries and regions. The impact of these crises on the architecture of developing countries cannot be understated. They have prompted many to challenge globalization and they are also likely to hasten the structural shift in global economic power from Western countries to emerging markets.

Prizes
The finalists will win cash prizes and a round-trip air fare with all boarding and lodging expenses paid to travel to the GDN Annual Conference where they will present their proposals/papers and showcase an interesting on-project before an eminent jury for the final round. This year the final selection will be held in Prague, Czech Republic. The Awards are funded by the Government of Japan and the Medals are funded by prestigious donors.

The 2009 Global Development Awards and Medals Competition themes are:

  1. Globalization, Regulation and Development
  2. International Migration: Crossing Borders, Changing Lives?
  3. Regional Integration- Convergence Big Time, or, an Opportunity Wasted?
Note: Those applying to the competition under the Japanese Award for Outstanding Research on Development and for the Japanese Award for the Most Innovative Development Project category need to apply on the template provided, while the ‘Medals for Research on Development’ may apply online as per the guidelines provided below.

Deadline:
August 24, 2009 for the Japanese Award for the Most Innovative Development Project
September 30, 2009, for the Japanese Award for Outstanding Research on Development and Medals for Research on Development

The competition is open to researchers from developing & transition countries.
Submissions will be accepted under the following three categories:

Category 1: Japanese Award for Outstanding Research on Development
Eligibility:

Applicants who have outstanding new research proposals that provides a new dimension to research on any of the three topics listed above

Citizens and permanent residents of developing and transition countries or who are temporarily based in a developed country for not more than five years

Staff of bilateral/multilateral agencies are not eligible to apply.

Prizes: First Prize: US $30,000; Second Prize: US $5,000. GDN will sponsor finalists to attend the Eleventh Annual Global Development Conference, Prague, Czech Republic from January 16-18, 2010 and present their proposals.

  • Age Limit: 45 years
    Deadline: September 30, 2009

    Guidelines: More »
    Template: More »

    Category 2: Medals for Research on Development

    Eligibility:
    • Applicants who have completed research papers on any of the three topics
    • Citizens and permanent residents of developing and transition countries or who are temporarily based in a developed country for not more than five years
    • Staff of bilateral/multilateral agencies are not eligible to apply.
    Prizes: First Prize: US $10,000; Second prize: US $5,000 in each of the three topics mentioned above. GDN will sponsor finalists to attend the Eleventh Annual Global Development Conference, Prague, Czech Republic from January 16-18, 2010 and present their papers.

    Age Limit: 45 years
    Deadline: September 30, 2009

    Guidelines: More »
    Apply Online: More »

    Category 3: Japanese Award for the Most Innovative Development Project

    Eligibility:
    • Proposals of ongoing development projects that have the potential to create the maximum impact in local communities
    • Development projects managed by an institution with headquarters in Africa, Asia, Middle East, Latin America, Caribbean, Pacific Islands or transition economies of Europe and Central Asia. Projects should have been implemented before December 31, 2007.
      • Participants from previous years (except finalists) may apply but must submit updated proposals.
      Prizes: First Prize: US $30,000; Second Prize: US$ 5,000. GDN will sponsor finalists to attend the Eleventh Annual Global Development Conference, Prague, Czech Republic from January 16-18, 2010 and present their projects.
      Deadline: August 24, 2009
      Guidelines: More »
      Template: More »

      Apply Online: More »

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