Call for Applications: Regional Human Rights Research Initiative 2018

RWI is now announcing this year’s regional human rights research initiative in Asia. This year it is open to academics (both researchers and lecturers/professors) affiliated with academic institutions in countries eligible for international development cooperation in Asia and the Pacific.

The regional initiative, which RWI have organised since 2014, aims to support human rights research around Asia. The initiative has seen the joint effort between different RWI programmes in Asia.

Read interviews with previous researchers and participants here

About the Research Initiative

Research topics should relate to human rights and the environment, climate change and the Agenda 2030, further described in the call for applications. Topics with a regional scope, including regional or inter-state cooperation or challenges within Asia, will be prioritised.

Successful applicants will be expected to carry out original research and produce a paper in English that can be presented at national, regional and/or international conferences. To facilitate the research process and the writing of final research papers, successful applicants will be invited to join a series of events throughout the year. Details about admissibility criteria and the process are available in the call for application from the programme below.

Targeted scope: South and Southeast Asia, China, the Pacific and Oceania, with the exception of countries not eligible for development cooperation.


If you are interested in taking part in this unique initiative, please submit the full application in English by 25 February 2018 via email to RWI to Chen Ting Ting:

Applicants from Cambodia should refer to the specific call for applications in that country. Deadline 24 February 2018. 

For further information about the application to Cambodia:


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