ESRC-DFID Joint Scheme for Research on International Development (Poverty Alleviation). Dr Jo Duffy, Research Directorate, ESRC. Purpose. The purpose of the Scheme is:
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Dr Jo Duffy, Research Directorate, ESRC
The purpose of the Scheme is:
‘to provide a more robust conceptual and empirical basis for development and to enhance the quality and impact of social science research which contributes towards the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals.’
The Scheme will fund:
‘world class scientific research on issues relating to economic, social and political development in less developed countries with the potential for impact on policy and practice for poverty reduction.’
The second phase of funding for the joint scheme retains the overall ‘Poverty Alleviation’ theme from the first phase, and applications under this broad heading will be welcome.
However, ESRC and DFID have identified three thematic areas for this call where work will be of particular interest. These are:
The call specification provides details of the kinds of questions that might be addressed under each of these highlights. These are examples, and NOT a comprehensive list.
Proposals addressing the interactions between these areas will be welcomed, as will applications which challenge existing policy or practice assumptions.
Applicants with research interests relating to last year’s highlights will still be able to apply through the open ‘Poverty Alleviation’ heading.
A series of generic research challenges that might be addressed under the Scheme include (but are not confined to):
The second phase of the scheme places an even greater focus on the Impact of funded research, reflecting new thinking and practice within both organisations.
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Proposals will be judged against a series of assessment criteria which fall under the following headings:
Scheme documentation and guidance can be found at:
If you have any further questions, please contact the Scheme Secretariat at ESRC:
Email: [email protected]
Tel: +44 (0)1793 413135 (Lyndy Griffin)
Tel: +44 (0)1793 442162 (Peter Stephenson)
Tel: +44 (0)1793 413387 (Elly Stott)
Tel: +44 (0)1793 413165 (Jo Duffy)
Q&A Session for generic questions that may be of interest to all audience members
One to one surgery with members of the ESRC team for questions specific to individual proposals