G²LM|LIC COVID-19 Funding: Call for Research Proposals from Low-Income Countries

Application Deadline: 3 May 2020

Maximum amount: €30,000 but may be increased based on need.


Background of G²LM|LIC COVID-19 Funding

The current COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in a global crisis with short- and long-term implications for health, the economy, and social relations. It is expected that the negative impacts of the crisis will be more pronounced in developing countries. There is therefore an urgent need for policymakers in these countries to monitor the extent of the spread as well as ongoing and future implications. In view of this, G²LM|LIC is launching a special call of interest for research on COVID-19 in low-income countries.

Two Relevant Types of Research Required in G²LM|LIC COVID-19 Funding


Research aiming at collecting data utilizing innovative approaches (e.g., mobile technology, internet, etc.) to give insights on the current status of the pandemic as well as the economic and social impacts of different measures taken by governments to curb the spread of the pandemic.


Innovative research projects with designs that allow for longer-term impact evaluations of the pandemic and measures taken by governments, using wide-range of research methodologies and data sources (e.g., administrative data, publicly available data, private sector data including remote sensing data, online or phone surveys, etc.). These can be new or in addition to existing longitudinal surveys as long as they address the implications of COVID-19.

Thematic Areas of G²LM|LIC COVID-19 Funding

The two types of research should particularly focus on the five wide-ranging research themes of G²LM|LIC:

Theme 1: Facts about gender, jobs, and poverty

Theme 2: Fertility and labour markets

Theme 3: Barriers to gender parity

Theme 4: The future of work: automation, urbanization

Theme 5: Policies and welfare: costs and benefits of gender parity

About “Gender, Growth and Labour Markets in Low Income Countries Programme (G²LM|LIC)”.

Gender, Growth and Labour Markets in Low Income Countries Programme (G²LM|LIC) is a joint initiative of the Institute of Labor Economics (IZE) and the UK Department for International Development (DFID). The GLM|LIC programme has already taken significant steps to close an important research gap on labour markets and growth in LICs. The programme has contributed to the growing interest in understanding labour markets in the poorest countries by producing high-quality research outputs and policy documents, as well as through interactions with various stakeholders and impacts on programs and policies. More than 230 research proposals from researchers around the globe had been received; among which, 43 grants have been awarded for research activities of institutions across the world, with a substantial proportion of funds routed to research activities in institutions in LICs.

Application Process

Please send a short (two pages double-spaced) proposal describing the research idea together with an estimated budget to this email covid19.g2lmlic@iza.org as soon as possible, but no later than 03 May 2020. A more detailed project description may be required at a later time.

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About Charles Ugwu

Charles E. Ugwu, is a Medical Laboratory Scientist, and an opportunity enthusiast for all Medical and Health Professionals.

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