Global Development Awards Competition 2015

The Global Development Network (GDN) invites researchers and organizations from developing and transition countries to submit research proposals and proposals for scaling-up development projects. The Global Development Awards Competition is an innovative award scheme launched by GDN with the generous support from the Ministry of Finance, Government of Japan. The Awards Competition recognizes excellence in policy-oriented research, supports research capacity development of researchers in developing countries and funds innovative social development projects benefiting marginalized groups in the developing world.Since its inception in 2000, GDN has provided US$ 3.7 million in awards and travel grants to finalists and winners.

For more information please follow the GDN link.

Olga Radzyner Award 2015

In 2000, the Oesterreichische Nationalbank (OeNB) established an award to commemorate Olga Radzyner, former Head of the OeNB’s Foreign Research Division, who died in a tragic accident in August 1999. The award is bestowed on young economists for excellent research on topics of European economic integration and is conferred annually. In 2015, four applicants are eligible to receive a single payment of EUR 3,000 each from an annual total of EUR 12,000.
For more information please follow the OeNB link.

11th International conference “Challenges of Europe”, Hvar, Croatia

The Faculty of Economics, University of Split is organising its 11th International Conference “Challenges of Europe: Growth, Competitiveness and Inequality” on the island of Hvar, Croatia from Wednesday 27th to Friday 29th May 2015. The keynote speakers will be Joseph E. Stiglitz and Peter Nijkamp. The submission process for conference papers is still open until the end of March 2015. For more information please follow the EFST conference link.

Prof. Dr. Marijan Hanžeković Prize 2015

The Prof. Dr. Marijan Hanžeković Trust invites entries for the annual award of the Prof. Dr. Marijan Hanžeković Prize. Croatian and foreign nationals have the right to submit works in the regular prize category.

For the student prize, students in post-graduate courses at home and abroad may enter. Only original and unpublished works can be entered. Co-authorship is permitted, in which case the prize will be divided.

The competition is open, and works are submitted under a pseudonym. The authors have to write the pseudonym and the category of prize being competed for (i.e., the regular or the student prize), and alongside the text submit a sealed envelope in which are the pseudonym, the completed application form, and the curriculum vitae of the author. The deadline for submission is June 1, 2015.

For detailed information please visit the IJF link.

GDN Next Horizons Essay Contest 2014

The GDN Next Horizons Essay Contest is being held in partnership with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation on the theme of the future of development assistance. The contest invites fresh thinking related to the future of aid that can inform the ongoing discourse on development assistance and to make this thinking available to policymakers and key stakeholders.

Essays of up to 5000 words are being invited in English, French or Spanish. The essays must explore innovative ways of making aid more effective and to shape the development assistance system of the future. Up to 20 winning entries will receive up to USD 20,000 each and some of the winning essays will be promoted by GDN and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. The closing date is 15 September, 2014.

Detailed information on the contest, the theme and on how to apply is available on