The Mekong Program on Water, Environment and Resilience (M-POWER), with the support and collaboration of the Australian Agency for International Development (AusAID) through the CGIAR Challenge Program on Water and Food (CPWF), announces its fourth call for proposals from professionals, researchers, government officials, and others interested in the water resources of the Mekong Region, their management and future.The main objective of this fellowship program is to build capacity of people interested in improving the interface between research-based knowledge and policy for the sustainable management of water resources in the region. A complementary objective is to ensure research fellows gain experience from at least one other country in the region, in addition to their home country. This call also highly encourages cross-border/cross-country/transboundary research or the implications of regional driving forces on communities in the region.
The emphasis of this research fellowship is to support applicants who are nationals from one of the six Mekong countries. Applicants from non-Mekong countries should show their commitment to the region evidenced by being in the region for at least six months and should explain how their research contributes to capacity-building of local partners in the Mekong Region. Applicants must be hosted by an M-POWER or CPWF partner institution and the funded research should take place within at least one of the six Mekong countries.