The Economy and Environment Partnership for Southeast Asia (EEPSEA) annually provides Small Research Grants up to US$ 8,000 for young researchers from Cambodia, Lao PDR, and Myanmar who are starting their career and looking for a chance to gain experience in the field of environmental economics, with close supervision by EEPSEA Senior Economists.


Research topics that apply the tools of economics in the analysis of policy-relevant environmental challenges are invited. EEPSEA accepts research proposals on priority national environmental problems. In addition, it encourages research proposals dealing with:

  • Economics of climate change: Damage assessment and adaptation options
  • Designing behavioral economics tools for green growth strategy: Greening forestry sector, renewable energy, greening consumption.
  • Coastal and marine resources conservation for climate change resilience and poverty reduction
  • Urban poor and the environment: Industrial pollution, ecosystem and human health impact, resilience, policy instruments and institutional changes,

Research should also incorporate analysis of the gender dimension of the environmental crisis/problem.


  • Applicants must be a nationality of Cambodia, Lao PDR, or Myanmar;
  • Research projects with partial funding from other sources is acceptable;
  • Master students looking for thesis support are also welcomed.