Updated Jul 18, 2019CLOSED

Exploratory Research Grant (ERG) - Special Call for Proposals on Climate Change and Social Compliance

Offered by UK Aid and Department for International Development

The Private Enterprise Development in Low-Income Countries (PEDL) Initiative is glad to announce a special call through its Special Exploratory Research Grant program for projects addressing climate change and social compliance. These topics represent one of the four priority themes of the PEDL program: however, we have received relatively few proposals tackling questions related to this area. This call is meant to draw the attention of researchers to the importance of these topics.

We encourage proposals that address the following cross-cutting issues:
Fragile and Conflict Afflicted States
Unlocking Data for Understanding Markets and Firms
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CLOSEDSep 15, 2019Deadline
Up to £50,000Amount

Mandatory Requirements

Implemented In:
RegionLow and Middle Income Countries
Focus AreasClimate Change and Resilience (Environment)
Social Development (Youth)
Conflict Response (Humanitarian Assistance)
Please note that an important criterion for funding of proposals is the relevance to policy in Low-Income Countries and other eligible countries as defined by the PEDL Programme. See the list of LICs and DFID focus countries in the attached file. Proposals for projects outside the focus countries should make a clear case for the relevance of the research to policy in lower-income countries, and also justify why the research is feasible only in non-target countries. Note that, at the moment, we are unable to fund projects located in Myanmar and Palestine.

All applicants are required to use the templates listed below under "Resources"

You may apply as a team, but only one researcher should submit the proposal as the representative of the team.

Other Requirements

Note that, at the moment, we are unable to fund projects located in Myanmar and Palestine.

Application Directions

Register for an account and apply online.


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