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[Closed] 2020 Call for Proposals under the CRRP and CAPaBLE Programmes


APN invites proposals under the Collaborative Regional Research Programme (CRRP) and the Capacity Development Programme (CAPaBLE) for funding from October 1, 2021. A limited amount of financial support is available for regional research and capacity development activities that fall within its areas of interest. With this, APN invites trans- and interdisciplinary research and capacity development proposals that reflect the themes below. Proposals that do not address any of the following themes will not be accepted under the 2020 Call for Proposals.

  1. Global change and sustainability in the COVID-19 era: Pursuit of transformation to more resilient societies
    1. Integrated approaches to promote decarbonized societies, regional circular and ecological sphere (R-CES), and formulation of decentralized societies to create long-term economic and societal benefits.
    2. Build back better: promote greener economies, improve air quality and waste management, and define more sustainable pathways for society and nature.
    3. Impacts on local livelihoods and human security: increasing resilience and adaptation while ensuring harmony between society and nature.
  2. Climate change and climate variability and their related impacts in national and regional contexts (particularly climate projections/downscaling, extreme events, AP-PLAT, DRR and adaptive recovery, monsoon, etc.)
  3. Ecosystem-based adaptation and disaster risk reduction
  4. Smart agriculture (particularly resource allocation, livestock, food, technology
    transfer, innovation, extension, etc.)
  5. Transboundary issues (particularly pollution, water quality, human health, fisheries and microplastics, marine plastic debris, invasive species, waste management, etc.)

Special consideration for early-career researchers

APN encourages applications from early-career researchers/scientists/practitioners. Collaborative regional research proposals submitted by early-career proponents that fulfill the eligibility criteria set by the SC will receive particular attention.

Note on criteria:

  1. The main proponent should have a Master’s degree with three years of working experience, a PhD degree with at least one year of working experience, or received his/her highest postgraduate degree within the previous ten years; and
  2. The team has at least 1 early-career researcher/scientist from each APN member country or APN approved country engaged in the proposal.

Submission Procedure

  1. Before submitting any application, please ensure that the APN grant scheme fits the policy of your institution. Refer to the APN Financial Regulations.
  2. The proponent must submit a Summary Proposal by completing the submission form in the APN Information System, APNIS.

For details, refer to the following links:

Closing Date

Summary Proposals must be completed and submitted by Sunday, 6 December 2020. For further inquiries on the Call for Proposal, please direct it to [email protected] (or visit the Information for applicants).

Note: We have extended the deadline for the summary proposal submission to Monday, 7 December 2020.