The Terra Viva Grants Directory brings free funding information to the developing world. Please consider making a donation to support our operations.

The Terra Viva Grants Directory develops and manages information about grants for agriculture, energy, environment, and natural resources in the world's developing countries.

South Asian Network for Development and Environmental Economics

Grants for research linking economics and the environment in South Asia

Principal Office: International

The South Asian Network for Development and Environmental Economics (SANDEE) brings together South Asian researchers and institutes interested in the inter-connections among development, poverty, and the environment.

SANDEE aims to build professional skills of South Asians to address local and global environmental concerns. It offers research grants; it sponsors education and training; and it engages in policy discussions and other outreach strategies.

The seven countries in the SANDEE network are Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka.

Grant Programs for Agriculture, Energy, Environment, Natural Resources

Regular Research Grants. SANDEE invites competitive research proposals that link economic development, poverty, and the environment. The three thematic areas are:

  • Ecosystems management;
  • Economics of climate change; and
  • Policies and programs for greener development.

SANDEE favors multi-disciplinary projects with a strong economics component. It gives priority to cross-border collaboration and trans-boundary projects.

Most grants are about US$25 thousand, with some that may reach US$50 thousand for larger multi-country and multi-disciplinary projects.

APPLICATION: SANDEE generally invites research pre-proposals two times a year. After screening the pre-proposals, SANDEE’s Secretariat invites short-listed applicants to submit full proposals.

Grants are to individual researchers through their institutions. Each principal investigator must have an institutional affiliation.

About the program, and how to apply

Geographical Distribution of Grant Activities in Developing Countries

South Asia: Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka

Study grants and micro grants are intended to support under-served areas, where research in the field of environmental and resource economics is at a fledgling stage. These grants are by invitation only.

SANDEE organizes many and various training courses and workshops. It engages in conferences and policy meetings, and it has an active publications program.

SANDEE’s Secretariat has an office in Kathmandu (Nepal). The Secretariat provides contact information.

September 2021