NAPA Research Mini-Grant (RMG) Program

Call for Proposals

November 20, 2022


Founded in 2016, the Association of Nepalese Agricultural Professionals of Americas (NAPA) is a not-for-profit, non-governmental, non-religious, and non-political professional organization aspired to contribute to agricultural transformation for food security. The Research and Capacity Building Committee (RCBC) of NAPA has been launching a competitive Research Mini-Grant (RMG) program since 2019 to support applied research projects pertaining to Agricultural and Allied Sciences (AAS) in Nepal.


The intent of the RMG program is to provide funding and advisory support to post-secondary students in Nepal to conduct high-impact research in the fields of AAS. The studies are expected to address knowledge gaps and contribute to innovations toward the development of economically viable, socially just, and environmentally sustainable plant and animal-based agricultural systems and natural resource management.

Funding Amount and Areas

NAPA plans to support quality proposals of up to NRs 40,000 each as a sole or matching fund. In this call, RCBC considers proposals in diverse, specialized, and interdisciplinary areas of agriculture and allied sciences contributing to enhancing the knowledge base, defining challenges, and identifying opportunities for technological, socio-economic, and policy interventions. Studies that focus on prospective under-utilized resources (e.g., plant and animal species, local landraces/breeds), agrobiodiversity, sustainability, climate change, food safety, value-addition, and niche-based opportunities may get priorities.


This call for proposals is specifically for students of post-secondary academic and vocational institutions. All undergraduate/vocational school students’ research projects that require monetary and advisory support are eligible. Students must have at least one year remaining before graduation to complete the proposed study. However, undergraduate seniors can be eligible if this project is adopted as their Intern project and is certified by the University/Institution.

How to Apply