Research Competitions

Regretfully, the funding for the GDN Regional Research Competition has expired and there is currently no plan to run Round 17 of the competition. CERGE-EI and GDN are actively searching for alternate sources of funding and updates will be posted on this page. Thus there will be no call for proposals in spring 2016.

Since 2000, the Global Development Network (GDN) has provided substantial funding to CERGE-EI to help foster empirical, policy-relevant development research by individuals and institutes in developing countries. These funds are intended to strengthen the regional development networks that form the core of the GDN. Each GDN region is given a significant degree of autonomy regarding project structures, budgetary limits and review processes.

CERGE-EI has been very fortunate to benefit from the expertise of 200+ reviewers in each round of the competition. In particular the Vienna Institute for Economic Studies (WIIW) has been extremely generous each and every year since the competition's launch.