MK31 and MK32 are pleased to announce a call for fellowship applications for young or mid-career university, civil society and government researchers on the Nu-Thanlwin-Salween and the Mekong River basins.
The projects welcome proposals on the following research themes:
- water governance
- healthy rivers
- river food systems
- healthy landscape and ecosystems
- gender and social justice
12 fellowships are available for each river basin, to be undertaken over 16 months on a part-time basis starting in June 2015. The call is open to anyone, but preference will be given to nationals from the countries that share the respective river basins. The project is also committed to ensuring that female researchers are represented.
Up to US$15,000 is available per fellow for research costs and honorarium. The application deadline is 22nd May 2015, 17:00 (ICT).
The fellowship program’s goal is to strengthen the capacity for undertaking research and policy engagement of scholars and practitioners of water, land and energy use, management and governance in the Salween and Mekong Basins. A particular focus of the project is research on gender and other forms of social marginalization. It also intends to build a learning community amongst these scholars and practitioners, and link them with similar initiatives in the Ayeyarwady and Red River basins.
Each selected research fellow will be partnered with an experienced mentor for individual support, and will also join a series of training workshops. They will produce timely and needed research, and share their findings through: producing a conference paper, a policy brief and blogs; writing a research report; and joining national and international conferences/policy seminars.
For the Nu-Thanlwin-Salween basin, please visit http://wlemekong.wikispaces.com/MK31 for further details. Enquiries can be directed to Dr. Carl Middleton, Centre for Social Development Studies (CSDS), Faculty of Political Science, Chulalongkorn University (SalweenFellowship@gmail.com).
For the Mekong basin, please visit http://wlemekong.wikispaces.com/MK32 for further details. Enquiries can be directed to Dr. Kanokwan Manorom, Mekong Sub-region Social Research Centre, Faculty of Liberal Arts, Ubon Ratchathani University (firstname.lastname@example.org).