How To Apply For An LRG

Find out which materials you need to prepare an LRG application.

Preparing Your Application

Please note that you must use the templates provided at the bottom of this page for the proposal summary, proposal and budget. Projects that do not use these templates may be rejected before evaluation.

You need to prepare the following material for your application for an LRG in advance of accessing the online application portal.

  • Project title
  • Project abstract
  • Contact details and CVs for all investigators (referencing, in particular, similar projects led by the investigators and any relevant publications)
  • Proposal summary. The proposal summary template can be found at the bottom of this page. This is a brief description of the project and should include a discussion of each of the following elements. The total length of the proposal summary should not exceed three pages with a minimum font size of 11 and single spacing.
    • Introduction
    • Methodology
    • Policy impact plan
    • Relevance to STEG
    • Expected outputs
  • Proposal. The proposal template can be found at the bottom of this page. This is the main and complete description of the project and should include a discussion of each of the following elements. The total length of sections 1, 2 and 3 should not exceed 15 pages with a minimum font size of 11 and single spacing.
    • Scientific quality
      • Abstract
      • Motivation
      • Methodology
      • Relevance to STEG research agenda, research themes, and cross-cutting issues
      • Detailed workplan
      • Expected outputs
      • Contributions to expanding the field
    • Policy impact plan
      • Potential users
      • Potential uses
      • Outreach strategy
      • Policy outputs
      • Relevance to low-income countries
      • Monitoring impact
    • Implementation
      • Management structure
      • Dissemination
      • Budget narrative
    • Participants
    • Other funding
    • Ethics
    • Privacy
    • Intellectual property rights
    • Open and enhanced access to research outputs
  • Budget. The budget template and guidelines can be found at the bottom of this page. This provides a detailed breakdown of how the funds will be used under the grant.
  • Coordinating institution verification documentation. Templates can be found at the bottom of this page.
    • Declaration of eligibility form – the representative of the organisation must sign a declaration that the organisation is not in any of the situations listed in the document.
    • Financial identification form (including copies of the most recent bank statement and a copy of the certified annual accounts) – this form should be filled and signed by the coordinator.
    • Legal representative form – this form should be filled and signed by the person legally authorised to represent your organisation. It must be printed on your organisation’s letter head and include an official organisation stamp.
    • Legal status form – a copy of an official document (such as a company register) showing the name of the legal entity, the address of the head office and the registration number given to it by the national authorities. N.B. unlike the other three forms, there is no template provided by STEG for this document.
  • Keywords

Our LRG Frequently Asked Questions can help provide answers to many of the questions you may have when preparing these materials and submitting your application. Once prepared, we recommend reading our 'How To Apply Online' guide to take you through the online application portal.

Before submitting your proposal, you must read CEPR's Code of Conduct for Researchers and CEPR's Conflict of Interest Policy and Fraud, Bribery and Corruption Policy. All grantees are required to adhere to these policies.

Proposals (including all supporting documents) must be submitted in English. Where any required supporting document cannot be obtained in English, a translation verified and approved by an official authority must be submitted.

All financial information contained in the proposed budget must be expressed in pounds sterling (GBP). Awards will be specified, and grant payments will be made in pounds sterling (GBP).

Eligibility, financial and legal documents submitted as part of a proposal may be passed to external advisors by the STEG Programme Team for verification. Candidates will be deemed to give their consent for such transmission and external verification through the submission of their proposal.

All costs incurred by the applicant in the course of the submission process/application procedure must be borne by the applicant. STEG does not provide financial assistance to applicants.


Further Information

If you wish to learn more about the application process for our LRG programme, please consult our LRG Applicant Guide, LRG Budget Guidelines and LRG FAQs through the links below, or alternatively, contact the STEG Team at [email protected].

Application Templates and Useful Documents