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Japanese Award for Most Innovative Development Project: Grants of up to $45,000

 

The Global Development Network (GDN) is acceptingapplications for the Japanese Award for Most Innovative Development Project (MIDP) which gives an opportunity for NGOs to receive grants woth US $45,000. In addition to this, the first prize winner will also be eligible to compete under the Japan Social Development Fund for an additional grant of up to Us $200,000.

 

As part of the Global Development Awards and Medals Competition (AMC), the MIDP is a competitive grant program that provides development practitioners with the opportunity to compete for grants worth US$ 45,000 to help scale up their innovative project. The grants are awarded to projects and/or non-governmental organizations that are supporting improved service delivery, in particular, innovative approaches and meet certain set criteria. These projects are not theme based. However, the projects need to contribute to sustainable development.

First Prize: US$ 30,000; Second Prize: US$ 10,000; Third Prize: US$ 5,000

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Open to all development projects being implemented in low income countries and low middle income countries inAfrica, Asia, Commonwealth of Independent States, Middle East, Latin America and the Caribbean, Pacific Islands, and the transition economies of Eastern Europe and Central Asia
  • Project must be managed by a non-governmental organization with its headquarters in a country in one of the above regions
  • Project must have started before 1 January, 2012
  • Applicants from previous years (except winners) may reapply, but they must update the application to include new aspects of the project
  • Past winners are not eligible to apply

The Global Development Awards and Medals Competition is an innovative award scheme launched by GDN with generous support from the Ministry of Finance, Government of Japan, and other donors.

The deadline to apply for this grant opportunity is 11 March 2013. For more information, visit this link.

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