Thursday, 18 September 2014

The CDKN Climate Compatible Development Impact Research Fund of £3.35 million

Deadline: 26 September 2014
The Climate & Development Knowledge Network (CDKN) is inviting grant proposals from research institutions, universities, private sector organizations, civil society organizations and non-governmental organizations entities for the Climate Compatible Development Impact Research Fund (CIRF). Around 8-16 research projects of 12-20 months will be funded. Total estimated budget for this call is up to £3.35 million. Grant request can be made in between £150,000 and £300,000.
Applicants are first required to submit completed expression of interest forms (EOIs) outlining initial concepts and approaches demonstrating eligibility and experience. Research awards are intended to facilitate and promote interdisciplinary, multi-disciplinary or trans-disciplinary collaboration, build capacity and encourage North-South and South-South partnerships.
Thematic Areas
  • Robust national plans for climate compatible development transitions
  • Enabling conditions for urban climate compatible development
  • Climate-related disaster risk management and adaptation
  • Climate Compatible Development and the Water, Energy and Food Security Nexus
Note the Key Dates
  • 26 September 2014 – Expression of Interest submission deadline
  • 20 October 2014 – Notification to the shortlisted applicants
  • 14 November 2014 – Full Proposal submission deadline
  • Early December 2014 – Notification of Full proposal
Eligibility Criteria
  • Applicants must be legal entities demonstrating an independent in-house capability to undertake and lead research in the field or discipline in which it wishes to be funded.
  • Applicants can be research institutions, universities, private sector organizations, civil society organizations and non-governmental Organizations.
  • Joint proposals from two or more eligible organizations with at least one partner from the developing country are prioritized.
  • Research should relate primarily to developing countries and any country-focused research should include at least one developing country.
  • Proposals must be written in English language.
  • Research projects must clearly show how policy impact will be achieved. Where research is relevant to our existing work as set out in CDKN regional and/ or country program(s), it should also aim to build on that work.
  • Project methodologies must demonstrate academic rigor.
  • Projects should aim to build the capacity of developing country research organizations through collaboration and partnership. South-south or south-north partnerships are highly desirable, as are collaborations that bring together different disciplines and involve practitioners and policy makers.
  • Project outputs must include academic and policy outputs, including open-access, peer-reviewed journal articles, and policy-relevant deliverables such as policy briefs or action plans. All written outputs must be peer reviewed by technical experts for quality assurance purposes and accompanied by a strong dissemination strategy.
  • Projects must demonstrate value for money. This is defined as demonstrating economy, efficiency and effectiveness within the proposed budget.
For more information, please visit CDKN Opportunities.

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