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AFD-GDN Biodiversity and Development Award Program 2021

AFD-GDN Biodiversity and Development Award Program 2021

Deadline: 7 March 2021
Open to:
researchers from developing countries
4 individual research grants, each up to a maximum of USD 40,000


The Call for Expressions of Interest is open for the AFD-GDN Biodiversity and Development Award Program 2021, a global competitive research program jointly launched by the Global Development Network (GDN) and the French Development Agency (AFD). This award aims to support researchers working on an approach that integrates development policies and safeguards biodiversity.

The award program targets researchers based in developing countries and aims to identify and support productive multidisciplinary engagements on biodiversity mainstreaming. The unique feature of the Program is its two-stage award process:

Applicants are asked to explore options for mutual collaboration from the earliest stages of the selection process, and an additional grant is awarded to pairs of researchers who can identify multidisciplinary activities, including but not limited to evidence synthesis, that cut across their individual research projects



This program calls for innovative and original research projects on the following aspects:


How to apply?

Expressions of interest must be submitted by March 7th 2021. Shortlisted researchers will be invited to join an online collaborative space in March and April 2021 and a Research Lab from April 19th to 24th 2021 and will have a chance to submit both revised individual research proposals and joint (in pairs) multi-disciplinary proposals by May 15th 2021.

Eligible applicants must submit through the dedicated online platform the following documents as part of the application package:

For more information, visit the official open call.