Explore preparatory grants for research proposals

Use this form to apply for an Explore preparatory grant for developing a full research proposal. As you complete this form and share your ideas, focus on the larger landscape and not just the forest. Ensure that the concept takes a human rights-based approach. The concept should be inclusive and gender-sensitive, multidisciplinary, and transboundary, involving research teams members from different countries in Southeast Asia.

Principal researchers must be affiliated with a university or research institution in Southeast Asia, and be a national of and reside in a country in Southeast Asia. Fifty percent of team members must be women. Teams must include young and early-stage researchers, as well as a mix of ethnicity and socioeconomic status. 

As you use this application form, you cannot save sections and come back and change them if you exit the application. Therefore, we advise you to prepare your submission before you fill in this application using this PDF version. You can find additional information, including a budget template, here. When you have your answers prepared, then enter them in this application form, save and submit. All required fields are marked with an asterisk *.

Explore will send the principal investigator an email confirming receipt of their application.

If you need assistance at any time, please contact the Explore Secretariat at explore.secretariat@recoftc.org.