The Global Development Awards Competition (GDAC) is GDN’s largest and longest-running program that brings together a rich community of researchers and development practitioners. It is an award scheme that:

  • Identifies talent and supports the career advancement of researchers in the Global South
  • Funds innovative social development projects implemented by NGOs that benefit marginalized groups in the developing world


Sustainable Climate Action for Human-Centered Development

The awards will feature two categories:

The Japanese Award for Outstanding Research on Development (ORD) 2024 Edition
A competitive research grant program that identifies and funds outstanding research proposals that have a high potential for excellence in research and clear policy implications for addressing development issues in low and middle-income countries (World Bank definition).

The Japanese Award for Most Innovative Development Project (MIDP) 2024 Edition
A competitive grant program that supports non-profit Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) and Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) in low or lower-middle-income countries (World Bank definition) to recognize the innovative approach of their projects.

Method of Application

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Application Deadline: May 24, 2024.