The Private Enterprise Development in Low-Income countries (PEDL) programme has issued an Exploratory Grants Programme (EPG) call specifically for current PhD students. The ERG programme supports research related to private enterprise development in low-income countries which should contribute at least in part to the student’s planned doctoral dissertation. Applications in different aspects of private sector development will be encouraged. For information PEDL’s priority areas include – The dynamics of SMEs: Informality and entrepreneurship; the role of export-oriented industries in driving growth; Gender; fragile and conflict affected states; climate, environment and social compliance.
The upper limit of funding for ERG proposals is £35,000 with a deadline date of 1st July 2013. Further information is available at http://pedl.cepr.org/content/special-exploratory-research-grant-calls.