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Dear Researcher,

Do you have a research question on ‘Urbanization and Development’ you want to explore but are short of funds for?

Here is your chance to receive grants of up to US$ 30,000 to pursue your academic quest.

And it does not stop there! The Global Development Network (GDN) is also giving you the opportunity to get up to US$ 10,000 in recognition of the quality of your completed research under this topic.

GDN promotes superior research through the Japanese Award for Outstanding Research on Development for innovative research proposals and it’s Medals for Research on Development for quality research papers. A second prize of US$ 5,000 is awarded in the two categories as well.

In addition, the finalists will be given a chance to present their work before an international high profile audience in development research at the 13th Global Development Conference scheduled to be held in June 2012. Their travel and stay will be funded by GDN.

This year, our focus is on Urbanization and Development. Entries should be specific to the following themes:

  • The Interactive Economy and Urban Development
  • Urban Externalities (Contagious Disease, Congestion and Crime) and Urban Poverty
  • The Enabling Environment – Housing, Transportation and Infrastructure

For more details, please log on to 2011 Global Development Awards and Medals Competition.

Watch what past winners of GDN’s Global Development Awards and Medals Competition have to say vimeo.com/27619123

To Apply:
All applications and documents must be submitted electronically only at http://opa.gdnet.org

For any further queries related to the competition write to us. Application Deadline – 31 January, 2012 (Indian Standard Time 6:00 PM)

Best regards,

Savi Mull
Team Leader (Awards and Medals Competition)
Global Development Network
Second Floor, West Wing, ISID Complex
Plot No. 4, Vasant Kunj Institutional Area
New Delhi 110070, INDIA
Tel: +91-11-2613 9494 / 2613 6885