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Global Development Awards and Medals Competition 2009

Call for Proposals

The Global Development Network (GDN) is now accepting submissions for the 2009 Global Development Awards and Medals Competition. Finalists win a round trip to Prague, Czech Republic to attend GDN’s next annual conference where they get an opportunity to present their research before a distinguished jury for the final round and win cash prizes!

Submissions are being accepted under the following three categories:

Japanese Award for Outstanding Research on Development

For applicants who have outstanding new research proposals that add a unique dimension to research on any of the three themes listed below

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

Medals for Research on Development

For excellent completed research papers on any of the three themes listed below

First Prize: US $10,000; Second prize: US $5,000

This year’s themes are:

  • Globalization, Regulation and Development

  • International Migration: Crossing Borders, Changing Lives?

  • Regional Integration: Convergence Big Time, or, an Opportunity Wasted?


Japanese Award for Most Innovative Development Project

For exceptional on-going development projects that have given maximum benefit to local communities and need further financial assistance to scale-up the project

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


Open only to researchers and organizations from developing and transition countries. Submissions are welcome from all disciplines of social sciences.

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