The Asia-Pacific Network for Global Change Research (APN) is an inter-governmental network to promote global change research and links between science and policy making in the Asia-Pacific Region.
The scope of the APN includes research on changes in atmospheric composition; changes in coastal zones and inland waters; climate change and variability; and changes in terrestrial ecosystems and biodiversity.
Grant Programs for Agriculture, Energy, Environment, Natural Resources
1 — Collaborative Regional Research Programme (CRRP). The CRRP promotes research in the Asia-Pacific region on global changes in the Earth’s physical and biological systems in order to fill knowledge gaps, and to contribute to a sound scientific basis for policy-making. Average grant size is about US$45 thousand.
2 — Capacity Building and Enhancement for Sustainable Development in Developing Countries (CAPaBLE). This is the capacity-building component of APN. It funds scientists in APN’s developing member countries for research, science-policy projects, and awareness raising and dissemination activities. Many grants in CAPaBLE support regional and national workshops, conferences, and other networking activities. Average grant size is about US$40 thousand.
APPLICATION (for 1-2 preceding): Grants in ARCP and CAPaBLE are to non-profit institutions (such as universities, research institutes, government agencies, and others) in APN member countries and approved countries.
Calls for proposals are posted on APN’s website. Sometimes, the APN also announces special calls for focused activities.
Each call for proposals is accompanied by information to describe the program purpose, eligibility criteria, application process, and calendar deadlines.
APN’s grant making follows a two-step process. Summary proposals are submitted for review and screening. Applicants who pass the preliminary review are invited to submit a full proposal for further consideration.
Look for calls for proposals
Geographical Distribution of Grant Activities in Developing Countries
APN’s developing member countries are identified below, using the regional structure of the Terra Viva Grants Directory.
Southeast Asia and Pacific Islands: Cambodia, Fiji, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Philippines, Thailand, Vietnam
East Asia: China, Mongolia
South Asia: Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka
Eastern Europe and Russia: Russia
Note: Individuals and organizations in the Maldives, Myanmar, Pacific Island States, and Singapore are able to participate in all program activities, and are considered to be from an APN Approved Country.
The developed member countries in APN are Australia, Japan, New Zealand, South Korea, and USA.
APN’s website is available in Japanese and English.
News is an active posting of events, APN updates, and other announcements.
APN provides complete contact information for its Secretariat in Japan.