CLOSED: 2017 Calls for Proposals under the CRRP and CAPaBLE Programmes

The APN invites proposals under the Collaborative Regional Research Programme (CRRP) and the capacity development programme (CAPaBLE) for funding from September 2018. A limited amount of financial support is available for regional research activities that fall within its areas of interest.

High Priority Topics for Funding

APN invites trans- and interdisciplinary research and capacity development proposals focusing on the following topics for South Asia, Southeast Asia and Temperate East Asia as indicated below:

South Asia

  • Policy-relevant research on implementation of Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs)
  • Extreme events related to monsoon and climate change

Southeast Asia

  • Disaster risk reduction and resilience to climate change
  • Community resilience to climate change impacts in vulnerable areas
  • Energy, ecosystems in a changing climate, low carbon society
  • Water, agricultural productivity, nutrient management

Temperate East Asia

  • Climate change impacts on global supply chain
  • Climate change and human security (water-food-energy nexus)
  • Water treatment technology transfer in the context of Paris Agreement
  • Extreme events related to monsoon and climate change

While acknowledging that high priority will be given to regional research proposals and capacity development proposals that address the above-mentioned topics in the subregions above, APN is also interested in receiving trans- and interdisciplinary research and capacity development proposals related to the following topics (not in priority order):

  • Human health and climate change
  • Technology transfer in contribution to the Paris Agreement
  • Climate change impacts on biodiversity and ecosystem services
  • Management of ecosystem services for water and food security
  • Air quality: urban air quality; transboundary air quality management
  • Sustainable consumption and production
  • Mainstreaming gender equity in global environmental change
  • Economic valuation and modelling on global change impacts

Proposals that do not address any of the above topics will not be accepted under the 2017 Call for Proposals.

Submission Procedure

The proponent must submit a Summary Proposal by completing the submission form at APN Information System, APNIS.

For details, refer to the following links:

Closing Date

Proposals must be completed and submitted by Wednesday, 1 November 2017.


Head, Division of Communication and Scientific Affairs

Programme Officer for Science and Institutional Affairs

Huong Long DINH
Programme Officer for Communication and Scientific Affairs