The South Asian Network for Development and Environmental Economics (SANDEE) is inviting research concept notes in any area of environmental and resource economics relating to the development of South Asia and the HKH. Of particular interest are concept notes that demonstrate a clear demand from policymakers for their underlying research, although any research idea within the scope of SANDEE that has scientific merit will be considered. The recently published landmark HKH Assessment report, coordinated by ICIMOD under its Hindu Kush Himalayan Monitoring and Assessment Programme (HIMAP), identifies several gaps in the evidence base to take actions to safeguard the mountain environment and improve the livelihoods of people living in the area and downstream. Accordingly, concept notes addressing relevant issues identified in the report will be of particular interest.
- Grants are likely to be in the range of USD 20,000–30,000 over a two-year period.
- Larger grants are more likely if teams are multidisciplinary, involve two or more countries in the region, or focus on a transboundary issue.