Monday, October 3, 2011

Call for Research Concept Notes: Economics of Natural Resource Use and Environmental Change

Call for Research Concept Notes, for Summer 2012 Research Competition
Economics of Natural Resource Use and Environmental Change

Deadline 7 November 2011

The South Asian Network for Development and Environmental Economics (SANDEE) is a regional network that provides research support to South Asian researchers and institutions interested in the inter-connection among development, natural resource use and the environment. SANDEE is currently inviting research concept notes on the Economics of Natural Resource Use and Environmental Change in South Asia. Concept notes, if accepted, will lead to an invitation to submit a full research proposal.

SANDEE requests research concept notes in the areas of natural resources and environmental economics. Research topics can cover a variety of issues, ranging from the economics of climate change (mitigation and adaptation) to pollution management; valuation of environmental services to ecotourism; and, urban and coastal resource management to fragile mountain concerns. Research on macro considerations such as trade and the environment, comprehensive wealth and income accounting and evaluation of economic and environmental policies will also be considered. While SANDEE's focus is on environmental management, proposals should include a strong economics component. Multi-disciplinary projects are encouraged. Institutional affiliation is required for receiving support. Concept notes will be evaluated on their academic merit and policy significance.

SANDEE will collect proposals throughout the year. However, to be considered for our next research competition, please send concept notes by 7 November 2011. The average grant size in recent years has been 20,000 USD for one to two year projects. Larger grants will also be considered only if a multidisciplinary team of natural and social scientists are involved and there is a clear identification of roles and tasks. Please upload concept notes on SANDEE's website  by visiting where a set of guidelines for developing research concept notes is posted. For additional queries, please contact us at or

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