Founded in 2016, 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 Resource 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 towards development of economically viable, socially just, and environmentally sustainable plant and animal-based agricultural systems and natural resource management.
NAPA plans to support quality proposals of up to NRs 35,000 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 knowledge base, defining challenges, and identifying opportunities for technological, socio-economic and policy interventions. Priorities will be given to studies that focus on prospective under-utilized resources (for example, plant and animal species, local landraces/breeds), adaptive technologies, and value-addition and niche-based opportunities.
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.
The deadline to submit the proposal was December 31, 2020; 11:59 pm US Eastern Standard Time (New York Time)
Research Mini-Grant - Call for Proposals Detail [pdf document]
Research Mini-Grant - Budget Template [Spreadsheet]
For any confusions, email us at: research.napa (at) gmail (dot) com