The Asian Management and Development Institute (AMDI) in partnership with Can Tho University, Vietnam has issued a call for proposals under the the 2012 University of Nairobi-IDRC Research Grants on Innovative Application of ICTs in Addressing Water-related Impacts of Climate Change.
The main objective of the Call for Proposals is to strengthen the capacity of registered Masters and PhD students in universities in Africa, Asia and Latin America to more effectively engage in research on application of ICTs for water management underchanging climatic conditions and attendant policy formulation. The specific objectives of this grant program are to:
(a) Train/support graduate students (Masters and PhD levels) to conduct research on ICTs, climate change and water through research awards.
(b) Build institutional applied research capacity on ICTs and climate change adaptation strategies in the water sector within weakly funded postgraduate programs in the various universities in the three regions.
(c) Increase inter-regional partnerships and collaborations among the participating institutions in this emerging area of applied research.
Eligible research grants will address the various dimensions of how ICTs can be used to strengthen resilience and adaptive capacities of communities in developing countries to deal with water insecurity resulting from the changing climate.
The countries that are eligible for this Call for Proposals are developing countries in Africa, Asia and Latin America. The awards are only open to citizens of developing countries in Africa, Asia and Latin America who are studying in universities in these regions.
Candidates for the research awards can apply up to a maximum of CA$15,000 for PhD grantees and CA$7,500 for Masters grantees.
The deadline for applications is 30th November 2012. For more information, visit this link.