Competitive Grants Program Launches Second Call for Applications

Call for Applications October 2012 (download here)

To follow upon the research Competitive Grants competition completed in January 2012, the Planning Commission of Pakistan and the Pakistan Strategy Support Program (PSSP) are pleased to announce a new Call for Applications. Grants are designed to support the agenda of the Planning Commission’s Framework for Economic Growth, adopted as national policy in 2011. Download the Call for Applications here: (WORD) IFPRI PSSP Call for Competitive Grant Proposals due 31 Oct  and (PDF format) IFPRI PSSP Call for Competitive Grant Proposals due 31 Oct. This is available also at the Planning Commission web site (www.pc.gov.pk) Applications are due 31 October 2012.

Proposals are sought for research that identifies and evaluates key policy decisions that will support the themes of the new growth strategy and PSSP, and examines alternative economic policy recommendations to enhance their impact. Key research themes include Quality Governance, Vibrant Markets, Creative Cities, and Energetic Youth and Community.

The PSSP is guided by a National Advisory Committee chaired by Dr. Nadeem Ul Haque, Deputy Chairman of the Planning Commission. He inspired the PSSP grants program and serves also as chairman of its Research Advisory Committee that determines award selections. Under the first competition, 22 awards were announced on 6 June 2012 in Islamabad. See a complete list of award winners here: CGP Awards 6 June 2012

The email address IFPRI-PSSPGrants@cgiar.org is dedicated exclusively to receiving/answering questions and for submission of the Applications for the grants program. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to ask.

Download the Call for Applications here: (WORD) IFPRI PSSP Call for Competitive Grant Proposals due 31 Oct  and (PDF format) IFPRI PSSP Call for Competitive Grant Proposals due 31 Oct.