Call for Applications: Social Science and Legal Research Programme and Awards for Myanmar Researchers
This is a call for proposals for talented Myanmar social science or legal researchers interested in pursuing their research by either leading or collaborating in research projects contributing to the achievement of the 2030 Agenda and the Sustainable Development Goals. This call welcomes researchers with demonstrated potential and strong ambitions to conduct research of high quality.
The HRER Programme, in collaboration with the Institute of Human Rights and Peace Studies (IHRP), Mahidol University, Thailand, and Yangon School of Political Science (YSPS), will support legal and social science researchers to strengthen their research skills with the purpose of fostering Myanmar-led research on health, culture, justice, economic well-being, and the environment related to the achievement of the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals.
This research programme interventions will support the participating researchers to develop strong research methodology skills through the provision of small research grants that will be supported by research training and close mentoring support by senior research mentors. The researchers will be supported in developing their ideas into full research projects that can later be suitable for publication in academic journals or as individual reports.
The researchers will receive research mentoring from an international or local academic working on similar thematic areas over a period of 10 – 11 months.
The call is open to research ideas focused on any of the specific topics under the following sustainable development goals:
There are two categories of awards that we will be handing out:
The application is open to Myanmar legal and social science scholars who want to advance in the above-mentioned thematic areas by using social science and legal research approach. The total number of proposals to be awarded are subject to funds availability.
Applicants must send the following documents to email@example.com with the subject title “HRERP research grant application, name of applicant, date”. The complete package include:
Research Proposal Components
Note: in special circumstances applications from research teams of up to four people will be accepted. In this case provide a list of researchers and a short description of their experience in application letter
Application deadline: 28 June 2021 (17:00)
Applications that satisfy the eligibility requirements are subsequently subjected to a review process by the HRER Programme together with senior researchers of IHRP and YSPS.
The research award recipients are required to a) submit a draft report or working paper suitable for future publication (e.g. journal articles); b) commit to publication and/ or discussion of their results through a knowledge sharing platform; c) presentation of the results to a wider audience of experts through a virtual webinar or conference during the grant period.
Budget Proposal Guidelines
The budget ceiling for each grant is between approximately US$ 3,000-5,000 USD/grant.
About 6-10 applications are expected to receive the grants in this round. Funds need to be spent within a period of 6 months.
The budget should be used for the following activities