Small grants

Department for International Development (DFID), GB and other funders

The Department for International Development (DFID) and the International Development Research Council (IDRC) invite applications for small grants under the Pathways to Resilience in Semi-arid Economies (PRISE) research project. These aim to support PRISE’s objectives in its inception phase. Projects should develop baselines and assessments of current socio-economic and environmental contexts of semi-arid lands and assess drivers of change and vulnerability in semi-arid lands over the period to 2030. Research should focus on one or more of PRISE’s core countries, including Burkina Faso, Kenya, Pakistan, Senegal, Tajikistan and Tanzania.
Applicants must be early career researchers, either studying towards a PhD or completed their PhD within the last three years. Researchers from developing countries are particularly encouraged to apply. Applicants may not be enrolled as a student, or employed by, the PRISE core consortium partners, including Overseas Development Institute (ODI), the London School of Economics (LSE), University of Dar es Salaam, Innovation Environnement et Développement en Afrique (IED Afrique)and the Sustainable Development Policy Institute (SDPI).
Grants are worth between £3,000 and £5,000. There is potential for projects that bring exceptional value to the programme to receive funding of up to £10,000. Research must be completed by December 2014.
Closing date 23 Jun 14
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