To apply for STEG Larger Research Grants 2023, go here. The fourth request for proposals for Larger Research Grants (LRGs) is open to submissions from STEG and the Yale Research Initiative on Innovation and Scale (Y-RISE). The lead investigator and co-investigators from partner institutions may receive funding from LRGs for research help, data collection and/or purchase, and teaching buyouts, among other appropriate compensation practices.
Research may focus on broad systemic patterns and processes of structural transformation and growth for low-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.
They also welcome work that intersects with Y-RISE’s interest in understanding policy interventions at large scales, with particular attention to work aimed at expanding our knowledge on the effects of electrification, falling into one or more of the following themes:
- The role of electricity reliability in economic development;
- Complementarities between electricity and other investments;
- Migration and agglomeration under spatially uneven electrification;
- Broad themes:
- Macro, growth, and welfare effects of large-scale programs
- Spillovers, networks, and equilibrium effects
- Policy implementation and institutional capacity
- Political economy effects of programs
- Evidence aggregation and external validity
- Larger Research Grants (LRGs) are awarded up to the value of £100,000.
- Open to researchers from all over the world and encourage applications that propose collaboration between researchers from lower- and higher-income countries.
- In view of the current political situation and the imposition of economic sanctions on various Russian entities by Western governments, we are not currently able to accept proposals for projects that include researchers or members of the research team who are based at Russian institutions.
- Principal investigators applying to LRG calls should currently have a PhD or be enrolled in a PhD programme. 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.
Evaluation and selection are based on the following criteria:
- Quality of the proposed research
- Relevance to policy
- Feasibility and credibility of the proposal
- Value for money
- Contributions to expanding the field