Call for Proposals: STEG Small Research Grants 2023 (up to £25,000)

Deadline: January 3, 2023

Proposals are invited for the STEG Small Research Grants 2023. The Small Research Grants can fund research assistance, data collection and/or purchase, and potentially research stipends/teaching buyouts.

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.


  • Grants can be between £10,000 and £25,000.


  • Open to researchers all over the world.
  • 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.


The application deadline is Tuesday, 3 January 2023 at 23:59 GMT. Applications received after this time will be considered for the next SRG round.

Applicants are asked to submit their proposals, using the templates available at the bottom of the SRG & PhD funding page, via the SRG Application Form on Hub.

For more information, visit STEG Small Research Grants.

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