2nd Invitation: John D. Rockefeller with UNICEF announces two year grant on research in "Multiple-Use Water Services to Reduce Poverty and Vulnerability to Climate Change".

Forwarded to the Portal by: Jeffrey H. Apigian, Winrock International
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The John D. Rockefeller 3RD Scholars Program at Winrock International, with support from UNICEF India, invites concepts from mid-career Indian researchers for a two-year research grant on the topic: Multiple-Use Water Services to Reduce Poverty and Vulnerability to Climate Change.

Two-Step Grant Competition

In step one of the grant competition, individuals or teams are invited to submit 5-page concepts explaining their proposed approach to the research topic. A committee of local experts in India will review these concepts and select up to three winners to receive a planning grant of US $1,500. Planning grant winners will have 6 weeks to assemble multi-disciplinary teams and prepare a two-year proposal.

In step two of the grant competition, the committee will select one proposal to be supported over a two-year period. The winning team will receive up to US $150,000, as well as technical support and mentoring during the research project.

Application Instructions

Planning grant concepts must be written in English and must address the research questions outlined in the request for concepts. Please refer to the planning grant application instructions when preparing your concept. These documents can be found at: www.winrock.org/JDR

Planning grant concepts should be e-mailed to: JDR3MUS@winrock.org.


Planning grant concepts due: January 19, 2009
Planning grants awarded: January 29, 2009
Two-year grant proposals due from the planning grant winners: March 13, 2009
Two-year grant awarded to one winning team: March 23, 2009

The JDR 3RD Scholars Program reserves the right to fund any or none of the applications submitted.


If you have questions about the application process, please e-mail Deepa Joshi at djoshi@winrock.org




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