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 THEMES

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.

ELIGIBILITY

  • 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.