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SEAMEO BIOTROP Call for Proposals: Managing Biodiversity of Ecosystems for Greater Sustainability and Resilience in Southeast Asia

Deadline: 30 August 2017

The Southeast Asian regional Centre for Tropical Biology (SEAMEO), Regional Centre for Tropical Biology (BIOTROP) are seeking project proposals for implementation in 2018 and 2019 on the theme Managing biodiversity of ecosystems for greater sustainability and resilience in Southeast Asia.

SEAMEO BIOTROP believes that its new program thrusts are current critical concerns confronting the Southeast Asian region in general.

Focus Areas

  • Restoration of degraded ecosystem: Restoration of degraded ecosystem is a process of assisting the recovery of an ecosystem that has been degraded, damaged, or destroyed.
  • Sustainable Management of Intensively Used Ecosystems/Landscapes: This program thrust focuses on managing areas at various scales of natural resources for productive and efficient long-term use.
  • Conservation and Sustainable Use of Unique Ecosystems/Landscapes of High Biodiversity: This program thrust could generally refer to measuring, protecting, and conserving elements of unique ecosystems and/or landscapes of high biodiversity from further degradation, enhancing landscape and habitat connectivity, and building resilience to disturbance.

Grant Information

Each accepted research project proposal shall receive a grant up to maximum of Rp 100,000,000 for the Joint Research Grant Program and Rp50,000,000 for PhD Thesis Grants Program.

Duration

Research project proposals can either be for a one-year implementation or can be designed on a phased manner for two years covering 2018 and 2019 but should be able to generate specific outputs on a yearly basis. For each year, the project must be implemented within a 9-month period.

Evaluation Criteria

The research proposals would be subjected to internal as well as external review by a committee that SEAMEO BIOTROP shall form following a set of criteria that the Centre currently uses as follows:

  • Relevance of the Proposal (20%)
  • Scientific Rigor of the Proposal Components (60%)
  • Research Capability of the Proponent/s (10%)
  • Feasibility of the Period of Implementation (5%)
  • Budget Feasibility (5%)

How to Apply

Interested applicants must download the application form via given website.

Eligible Countries: Brunei, Burma (Myanmar), Cambodia, East Timor, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam

For more information, please visit SEAMEO BIOTROP Research Grant.

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