PEDL will support approaches that promise to produce credible research results that will be useful for policy-making. It will promote research related to private enterprises of all sizes and will initially focus on four research themes:
Proposals that address the following cross-cutting issues will be encouraged.
Exploratory Grants are research grants of between £10,000 and £35,000 that are designed to allow researchers to:
Exploratory Research Grant (ERG) projects will run for 12 months.
Please note that contracts will be signed 3 months after the application deadline, which is also the expected start date for the projects.
Contracts are generally signed with the researcher directly; we do not anticipate any institutional involvement.
For further information on ERGs, please consult the FAQs.
Please note that an important criteria 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 here.
Please note that South Sudan is also an eligible LIC.
The deadline for the 23rd ERG round is 11.59pm GMT on April 30, 2017. Applications received after this time will be considered for the next ERG round.
For PEDL Grant Holders: