Exploratory Research Grant

first_imgExploratory Research Grant Summer Internship in economics at CEPR, Washington +1 Tweet Funded Research Positions for Doctoral or Postdoctoral students in Cloud Computing in Innsbruck, Austria → Similar Stories May 23, 2012 Published by stefan Pocket LinkedIn 0 Leave a Reply Cancel ReplyYou must be logged in to post a comment. ← 2012 World Open of Photography – $50,000US Cash Prize International Program Intern, Washington DC Deadline: 31 May, 2012 5PM GMTOpen to:  Researchers, think-tanks and research centres, advanced stage PhD studentsGrant:  Grants will range in value from between £10,000 to £35,000DescriptionOver the next five years, Private Enterprise Development in Low-Income Countries (PEDL) will pursue a research agenda that aims to better understand what determines the strength of market forces driving efficiency in Low-Income Countries (LICs). Existing research suggests that the private sector in LICs faces a number of constraints that act upon each other. What is needed is research that allows us to understand how these constraints interact.PEDL will support approaches that promise to produce credible research results that will be useful for policy-making. It will promote research related to private enterprises of all sizes and will initially focus on four research themes: Modelling market frictions in LICs using newly available dataUnderstanding how constraints interact using micro-founded macro modelsThe dynamics of SMEs: Informality and entrepreneurshipThe role of export-oriented industries in driving growthProposals that address the following cross-cutting issues will be encouraged.Fragile and conflict affected statesGenderClimate, environment and social complianceProposals for Exploratory Grants can be submitted at any time and will be awarded primarily to allow researchers to:explore new approaches to the study of firms in low-income countriesdevelop new (or build on existing) sources of data on firms in low-income countries.GrantGrants will range in value from between £10,000 to £35,000 (value for money will be a guiding evaluation criterion). The grants are designed to provide financial support for the individuals undertaking the research and to cover reasonable associated costs that are directly related to the proposed research project. These grants will generally run for a duration of 12 months.EligibilityGrants will be awarded on an individual basis primarily to researchers from academia, the non-profit sector, think-tanks and research centres, etc. Advanced stage PhD students may also apply – in which cases CEPR will request a letter from the student’s primary advisor that comments on the proposed research project and the student’s ability to carry out the project.ApplicationApplications must be submitted online at the PEDL website. The description of the proposed research must not exceed three single-spaced pages and adhere to the proposal template. In addition, an up-to-date CV for the principal investigator (and any co-investigators) must be submitted, as well as a detailed project budget.Applicants will be informed whether the proposal has been approved within two months of submission. CEPR may ask applicants to provide additional information in support of their application during this period. The Evaluation Committee may also request applicants to submit revised proposals should they consider that the proposal has sufficient potential.The third deadline for Exploratory Grants is on 31 May, 2012 5PM BST (Applications received by this date will be reviewed in June).For more information please visit the official website. Share 0 Redditlast_img