Research Awards in Environmental Economics for Southeast Asian Scholars


As part of its capacity building mandate, EEPSEA offers Research Grants in Environmental Economics to nationals of EEPSEA member countries, which include: Cambodia, China, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam.

Research projects awarded grant funds by EEPSEA have tended to fall within four areas:

  1. management of forests and wetlands
  2. policy instruments for control of urban pollution
  3. resource pricing
  4. economy-wide and global issues.

List of on-going individual research projects
List of on-going cross-country research projects

Those wishing to apply for EEPSEA research grants should visit: 2015 EEPSEA Call for Proposals for its Research Awards in Environmental Economics

Research Grant Process:
from application to results dissemination

Applying researchers may be affiliated with a university, government agency, or non-government organization. Most projects are carried out by teams of researchers with the grant made to their institution.

Submitted proposals are sent to experts for review. Those recommended for consideration must be revised and presented at EEPSEA’s Annual Conference. Further revisions are usually called for until the project is judged satisfactory and a grant is approved.

After approval, interim findings are presented and critiqued every six months until the project is completed. Researchers receive frequent technical assistance and literature from the Secretariat and resource persons. Most research grantees attend one of EEPSEA's courses before or in conjunction with their research project. Final reports from successful projects are widely disseminated by EEPSEA and by the researchers themselves through publications, the media, and consultations with policy makers.

Proposals are reviewed in twice-yearly competitions. The deadline for these are January 15 and July 15. Those wishing to apply for research awards should consult the following documents:

  1. Guidelines for Research Proposals (DOC, PDF)
  2. How to Design a Research Project in Environmental Economics
  3. Criteria for Assessment of Proposals
  4. Model Proposal: Improved Watershed Management in the Philippines: A Contingent Valuation Study. This proposal is annotated to highlight its strong points. (PDF)
  5. Ethical Considerations for Research (General)
  6. Ethical Considerations for Stated Preference Studies (PDF)
  7. Awards for Doctoral Fieldwork (NO LONGER ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS)
Economy and Environment Program for Southeast Asia