The PEDL Competitive Research Grants Programme comprises Major Research Grants and smaller Exploratory Grants. Grants will be awarded on a competitive basis, with applications solicited from researchers throughout the world.
PEDL will give particular encouragement to proposals which address three cross-cutting issues:
Exploratory Grants are research grants of between £10K and £35K that are designed to allow researchers to:
Proposals for Exploratory Grants can be submitted at any time.
For more information on these grants, including information on submitting a proposal, please visit the Exploratory Grants page.
In this round we plan to award at least 6 Major Grant awards, with an average grant size of £300,000. Note however that whilst there is a lower limit of £100,000 for each Major Grant, there is no upper limit. Cost effectiveness and value for money will also be important evaluation criteria. These are designed to provide research assistance, data collection and surveys in low-income countries, and teaching buyouts for the principal investigator.
The fourth call for proposals closed on April 13th, 2015. Please check the PEDL website at a later stage for information about the third call.
** Please note that an important criteria for funding of proposals is the relevance to policy in Low-Income Countries and other elegible countries as defined by the PEDL Programme. See the list of LICs here and additional information available our FAQ pages.