Small Grants: Call for proposals open with deadline 31st August
SUMERNET Small Grants
The Small Grant is one among six types of grants of SUMERNET, intended to support SUMERNET members and other partners in conducting various smaller-scale activities that improve the influence of SUMERNET research as listed below.
Launch of the call: 23rd July 2021
Deadline of proposal submission: 31st August 2021, 23:59 (Bangkok/Indochina time)
Submissions of proposals will ONLY BE ACCEPTED through online submission platform:
Total funds available in this round is 500,000 SEK (~US$ 55,000). The budget for each grant is between 30,000 SEK and 50,000 (~3,300-5,500 US$/grant). Depending on the quality of applications and their proposed budgets, up to 10-17 applications can be granted in this round. Individuals as well as organizations are eligible to apply. Funds need to be spent within a period of six months.
Recipients of previous or current SUMERNET grants are eligible to apply if proposed activities are not already covered by other grants of SUMERNET and they demonstrate the capacity to perform the activities specified in the application, without impacting earlier committed work with SUMERNET.
The small grants can support the following types of activities:
Successful applications must fulfill the following criteria:
A financial report listing the expenditure items with supporting documents corresponding to the expenditures. The Small Grants can cover the professional fee, not more than 40% of total grant only for Activities 6-7 listed in the scope above (i.e., Monitoring and evaluation of the outcomes and impacts of past projects funded by SUMERNET in previous phases and production of non-academic or academic communications materials for wide public). For other types of activities (Activities 1-5), the Small Grants can only cover direct costs, not professional fees. For the applications from the organizations, their normal overhead rate of the organization should be applied. This must not be higher than 15% of total grant received in any case and for individual grant, no overhead is allowed.
All activities and reports must be completed within 6 months.
Interested applicants must submit an application using the SUMERNET online submission platform at: https://sei.submittable.com/submit/199484/sumernet-4-all-call-for-eois-on-small-grants-for-2021 along with CV of Lead Applicant. (Email submissions will not be accepted.)
If Lead Applicant or Co-lead Applicant are young professionals with age under 25 years, the CV of more senior expert(s) as Co-lead Applicant or mentor should be provided.
For further inquiries please contact:
Ms. Unchulee Lualon
Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI) Asia Centre
Phone: +66 (0)2 0730040-44
 These include previous or existing grantees of SUMERNET collaborative research grants, Groundwater Integrated Regional Assessment grant, COVID-19 emerging grant, Rapid Response Research Grant, Joint Action grants, small grants or fellowship grants already funded by SUMERNET.
 Non-academic materials in a variety of formats (e.g. infographics, films, blog, interactive games, photo stories, animations) and languages (e.g. English, local languages, Braille).
 Network members under age 35 are considered as “Young professionals”.