Fourth Call for Proposals for STEG Small Research Grants
The Structural Transformation and Economic Growth (STEG) invites applications to the fourth call for proposals for Small Research Grants (SRGs).
SRGs can fund research assistance, data collection and/or purchase, and potentially research stipends/teaching buyouts. Grants also support travel to field sites, even when secondary data is utilised.
Research may focus on broad systemic patterns and processes of structural transformation and growth for low- and middle-income countries, in a comparative sense across time or space, or more narrowly defined topics related to one or more of the following six research themes:
Data, measurement, and conceptual framing;
Firms, frictions and spillovers, and industrial policy;
Labour, home production, and structural transformation at the level of households;
Agricultural productivity and sectoral gaps;
Trade and spatial frictions;
Political economy and public investment.
STEG is also focused around three cross-cutting issues that are simultaneously relevant to many areas of structural transformation, including the six research themes:
Climate change and the environment;
Inequality and inclusion.
Research proposals speaking to these issues will receive particular consideration.
SRGs of between £10,000 and £25,000.
STEG welcomes applications to the SRG calls from researchers all over the world. There are currently no restrictions based upon nationality or where researchers are employed.
Principal investigators applying to SRG calls should currently have a PhD or be enrolled in a PhD programme. In exceptional circumstances, they will consider applications submitted by principal investigators who do not fit these criteria, however, they must be able to demonstrate a history of high-quality academic and/or policy-relevant research.
Although there are no formal qualification requirements for co-investigators, co-investigators on STEG-funded projects usually have a PhD or are enrolled in a PhD programme. The knowledge, expertise, and qualifications of the entire research team will be taken into account when evaluating the proposal.
For more information, visit https://steg.cepr.org/call-for-proposals/fourth-call-proposals-steg-small-research-grants