REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS
The Lincoln Institute of Land Policy Program on the People’s Republic of China cordially invites proposals for academic papers addressing land, urban, fiscal, and environmental related issues relating to urbanization in China. Preference will be given to policy-oriented empirical studies. Five focus areas are indicated below:
1. Land Policy and Development. This area focuses on issues relating to land market development
and efficiency and equity of land use management and regulations in urban China.
2. Urban Planning and Development. This area focuses on the role of planning and market forces in
the spatial development of cities.
3. Land, Property Tax, and Local Public Finance. This area focuses on the costs of public services
and the revenue sources to pay for them.
4. Social Housing Policy. This area focuses on the issues of affordable housing, including housing
market policy, provision of affordable housing, and performance of affordable housing programs.
5. Environment and Urban Sustainability. This area focuses on the urban environmental policy
issues relating to urban industrial development, land use, and transportation.
Applicants for the China Program’s International Fellowship will be required to have a Ph.D. degree at the time of submission.
- Cover Sheet
(include name, title, organization, contact information, email, co-author or
research collaborator information)
- Project Abstract
(Project title, abstract should not exceed 150 words)
- Table of Contents
- Calendar of Activities
- Detailed Budget
(Please outline costs for research assistance, equipment, data, fieldwork,
- Project Description
a) Research objective and specific research question
b) Theoretical or conceptual framework and main hypothesis to be tested
c) Methodology, sources of empirical data, and data collection strategy
d) Expected results
e) Description of partnerships (if research involves collaboration with academic institutions, government organizations, private sector, etc.)
Proposals will be evaluated on the basis of significance, clarity, theoretical/conceptual framework, methodology, feasibility, and expected contribution to the field. Exceptional papers will be considered for inclusion in the Lincoln Institute Working Paper series.
TIMELINE FOR PROPOSALS AND PRESENTATION:
Deadline for Submission of Full Proposals – October 31, 2014
(For Fellowship Recipient): Deadline for Submission of Final Paper – October 31, 2015
Awards range between $28,000 to $32,000 USD.
The funds awarded under this Request for Proposals are contracted as work-for-hire, and are not permitted to be sub-contracted by recipients to third parties. Electronic submissions are encouraged in PDF or Postscript format. Send all submissions to:
Lincoln Institute of Land Policy
113 Brattle Street
Cambridge, MA 02138-3400
Questions regarding proposal guidelines should be sent to: Kate Austermiller, Lincoln Institute of Land Policy. firstname.lastname@example.org”