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Durham University

Department of Geography

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Joint DFID-ESRC scheme for research on international poverty reduction

(16 September 2005)

The Department for International Development and the Economic and Social Research Council invite proposals funding under its joint scheme for research on international poverty reduction. The main aim is to fund high-quality basic research that enhances understanding, develops thinking and has the potential for real impact on the international development agenda for reducing global poverty. Applications are encouraged from across the full range of social science disciplines and beyond.

The principal investigator (or any co-investigators) should be researchers based in higher education institutions, research organisations or other organisations with a credible research capacity. Researchers may be based in a UK or non-UK organisation with recognised research capacity.

The scheme will fund individual projects costing up to £700,000 and running from one to three years.