Dear Applicants,

SUMERNET announces a call for proposals for its joint action grants for 2019. Total fund available in this round is  SEK 2,700,000 for 6 projects with the budget not more than SEK 450,000  per project (approximately not more than USD 45,000 per project).

SUMERNET will fund the joint actions that directly address policy settings and issues to meet programme goals. SUMERNET 4 All has a mission to “improve the policies and practices in reducing water insecurity by conducting collaborative research, engaging in the policy process, and promoting scientifically sound research and innovation while considering gender and social equality, human rights, conflict sensitivity, environmental integrity and poverty reduction in the Mekong Region.” 

The main purpose of this grant is to maximise the impact of scientifically- proven results or innovations to reduce water insecurity for all. Priority will be given to the proposals that have a great potential to upscale or scale out the impacts from existing research or innovations to positively enhance the policies and practices for the benefits of all water users especially the marginalized groups of people. More details about this call is available here: http://sumernet.org/content/sumernet-4-all- call-proposals-joint-action

The project proposal lead must be a formal member of SUMERNET. If the project proposal lead is not a member of SUMERNET yet, they can apply before or on the date of proposal submission at this link.

Process and timeline

  • 30th November 2019, deadline for submission of all application documents via this online system. 
  • By 20th January 2020, successful applications will be notified. 
  • February 2020, the project lead and project boundary partner of all successful joint action teams will need to join the SUMERNET Annual Meeting including a series of events that will be held 4-5 days tentatively in February 2019.
  • By 20th February 2020, successful teams will submit the updated proposals that incorporate the comments from the reviewers into account. 
  • By 28th February 2020, evaluation of the updated proposal and grantee contract completion 
  • 1st March 2020, successful teams will start the implementation of joint action projects.     

  

Required documents for submission: 

  • Completed proposal in required format. Download proposal template here http://sumernet.org/content/sumernet-4-all-call-proposals-joint-action (including annexes).
  • Short CVs (not more than three pages/person) of the Team Leader, project boundary partner, and not more than three key persons of the team including at least one female that will play important role in the team. 
  • 3 sample publications relevant to this assignment that the Team Leader or team members served as the lead or co-authors. 
  • Not more than 2 publications related to selected research results/innovation that will be used for this joint action to demonstrate that they are credible and/or have been applied successfully in other areas. 
  • Official letter of support/commitment from the project boundary partner, highlighting the real needs (linking with water insecurity in their areas) and wish to apply that research results or innovation in their area. 


To initiate application, please complete the submission form.

 

Dear Applicants,

SUMERNET announces a call for application for its small grants for 2019. Total funds available in this round is 250,000 SEK. The ceiling budget for each grant is between 30,000 SEK and 50,000 (approximately 3,000-5,000 USD/grant). 

A. Objective

The specific objectives of this small grant are to support activities of SUMERNET network members and their partners toward pathways to policy impact based on previous or current set of SUMERNET research projects and focused on the achievements of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) relevant to our current efforts in reducing water insecurity for all. These activities include:

1) generating collaborative and transdisciplinary approaches toward policy development and engagement models (good practice) jointly designed by the researchers and boundary partners. 

2) mainstreaming a gender and social equality, conflict sensitivity, pro-poor and rights-based approach into sub-national, national and regional water management policy and practice. 

3) communicating their research results for positive impacts in policy and practice.

4) generating opportunities for the researchers and boundary partners to access to additional resources that will enable them to conduct the research or other activities related to reducing water insecurity for all in the Mekong Region. 

B. Scope

The grants aim to support the following types of activities: 

  • Hosting small events for policy engagement, transdisciplinary dialogue and knowledge-based policy development
  • Participating in large events as the team or as a panel
  • Supporting proposal development
  • Engaging in policy dialogues
  • Engaging with marginalized groups and/or women’s associations or organizations 
  • Exchange visits with other projects or teams for concrete collaboration
  • Communicating research results to partners and the wider public 

C. Eligibility

  • The lead applicant must be a formal member of SUMERNET. If you have not registered to be a formal member of SUMERNET yet, please register by filling this online membership form before the submission of your application. 
  • The application should be jointly submitted by the members from more than one country. 
  • Note that the existing grantees of SUMERNET research projects, or the grantees of the Groundwater Integrated Regional Assessment, or other joint action grants already funded by SUMERNET in 2019 are not eligible to apply for this round of small grants. 

D. Process and timeline

  • 30th November 2019, deadline for submission of all application documents via online system (https://sei.submittable.com/submit/149264/sumernet-4-all-call-for-small-grant-applications)
  • 20th January 2020, successful applications will be notified by the SUMERNET Secretariat 
  • February 2020, grantee contract completion between the grantees and SUMERNET Secretariat 
  • March – August 2020, implementation of small grants activities by the grantees 
  • By 31st August 2020, submission of required outputs by the grantees to the SUMERNET Secretariat 

For more information, please access the call document here: 


Required documents for submission:
Please ensure that you have prepared these documents before starting online submission: 

  • Completed application in required template. Download the template at this link.  
  • Short CVs (not more than three pages/person) of the Team Leader and not more than three key persons of the team including at least one female that will play an important role in the team. 
  • The application is jointly submitted with the boundary partner, official letter of support from the boundary partner, highlighting the intention to collaborate in the implementation of small grant activities. 

 
To initiate application, please complete the submission form.

 

Stockholm Environment Institute