EEPSEA 2015 CALL FOR PROPOSALS: Research Awards in Environmental Economics

The Economy and Environment Program for Southeast Asia (EEPSEA) is pleased to announce a call for proposals for the 2015 competition. Researchers from EEPSEA member countries (i.e., Cambodia, China, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Thailand, and Vietnam) are invited to submit their full proposals. Proposal evaluation will be done as proposals come in so interested applicants are encouraged to submit their full proposals soonest.

EEPSEA was established in May 1993 to support training and research in environmental and natural resource economics. Its goal is to strengthen local capacity in the economic analysis of environmental problems so that researchers can provide sound advice to policymakers. Each year, it calls for proposals on environmental economics research from researchers in Southeast Asia and China.


Research topics that apply the tools of economics in the analysis of policy-relevant environmental challenges are invited. EEPSEA accepts research proposals on priority national environmental problems. In addition, it encourages research proposals dealing with:

  • economics of climate risk management;
  • ecosystem services valuation; and
  • application of behavioural and institutional economics in the analysis of environmental problems.

Research proposals should incorporate analysis of the gender dimension of the environmental crisis/problem.


EEPSEA offers three types of research grants in this Call for Proposals, as summarized below. (Download pdf version of this announcement)


Additional Eligibility Criteria


Important dates

Individual Research Grants

USD 28,000.00

Should be received on or before 01 December 2014, 5 pm Malaysia Standard Time.

Please note: Only accepted applicants will be notified by15 February 2015.

Small Research Grants


a) research projects with partial funding from other sources;

b) young researchers starting their career and looking for a chance to gain experience in the field of environmental economics, with close supervision by EEPSEA Senior Economists;

c) Southeast Asian MS students looking for thesis support.

USD 5,000.00 to USD 10,000.00

Dissertation Grants

Open to dissertation students who are nationals of EEPSEA member countries

USD 20,000.00 (only direct field research costs will be covered)

Can submit proposals anytime.


Proposals should be sent in MS Word format following the attached Full Proposal Format via email attachment to  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it (cc: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ).  All proposal submission should follow the EEPSEA Full Proposal Format strictly.

The file name for the attachment should be in the following format:
Last Name<space>Type of Grant<space>Submission Date
(e.g., Yang Individual Research Grant 01Oct2014)

The subject line should be in the following format:
Last Name<space>Application for EEPSEA Individual Research Grant
(e.g., Yang Application for Individual Research Grant)

Economy and Environment Program for Southeast Asia