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Special Exploratory Research Grant Calls

Current Call

2nd Special ERG Call on Climate Change (OPEN)

PEDL invites applications to the second special ERG call for research on firms and climate change. While “Social Compliance and the Environment” is one of four PEDL themes, we now have a dedicated fund for work specifically related to understanding the relationship between private sector development and the environment. Guidance on research focuses can be found on the information page.

Past Calls

1st CDC ERG Call on Development Finance (CLOSED)

PEDL is glad to announce an expansion of its initiative alongside CDC Group. PEDL will now be receiving applications for projects researching the role of development finance: investments in private sector development that are impact-led but commercially rigorous. Please note that for this call, a one-page expression of interest is required before applications are submitted, which should clearly state the relevance of the research to CDC Group.

1st Special ERG Call on Climate Change (CLOSED)

PEDL invites applications to the first of this special ERG call for research on firms and climate change. While “Social Compliance and the Environment” is one of four PEDL themes, we now have a dedicated fund for work specifically related to understanding the relationship between private sector development and the environment.

5th Special ERG Call for Proposals from PhD Students (CLOSED)

PEDL invites applications from PhD students to the fifth of this special ERG call. A key goal of the ERG programme is to encourage research on issues related to private enterprise development in low-income countries by young scholars. To date, the ERG programme has funded more than 170 projects, many of which have involved research carried out by PhD students.

4th Special ERG Call for Proposals from Scholars based in Low-Income Countries (CLOSED)

PEDL invites applications from scholars in low-income countries to the fourth of this special ERG call. A key goal of the ERG programme is to encourage research on issues related to private enterprise development in low-income countries by scholars within these countries. To date, the ERG programme has funded more than 170 projects, many of which have involved research carried out by LIC-based researchers.