Call for Collaborative Research Grant Proposals

31st July 2018


The Philippines Project provides small research grants each year to foster collaborative research between Australian and Philippine scholars. The Project invites applications for research projects related to politics, economics, law and justice, and conflict and security of the Philippines. We specifically encourage applicants to apply under the following themes: :

  • Inclusive Growth;
  • Rule of Law and Human Rights;
  • Conflict, Peacebuilding and Security;
  • Democracy, Electoral Politics and Governance;
  • Women and Politics;
  • Regulation and Governance;


  • Proposals will be accepted from partnership/collaboration between Philippine and Australian researchers from two or more institutions.
  • One member of the research team must be affiliated with a Philippine academic or research institution.
  • Previous awardees are ineligible to receive the grant for two (2) years after the completion of their awarded grant.

Selection Criteria

  • Applications for small research grants are assessed on the basis of academic quality, research potential and policy impact.
  • Priority is given to proposals which demonstrate prospects for long term cooperation between Philippine and Australian institutions.
  • Proposals must address how their research intends to take into account gender equity.
  • Applications will be assessed on the basis of their research and budget proposals.
  • Applicants are required to provide contact details of two referees and current CVs for all members of the research team.
    • Required contents of the research proposal:
      1. Title
      2. Abstract (max. 250 words)
      3. Research objectives
      4. Background
      5. Methodology
      6. Significance, innovation and policy relevance
      7. Expected outcomes and deliverables
      8. Explanation of any anticipated gender issues involved in the research project
      9. Timeline (schedule of research activities)


  • The grants are intended to cover the cost of initiating new research activities, such as economy airfares, local travel, field work, data collection or research assistance.
  • Research/fieldwork must be conducted within the Philippines.
  • The value of the grant will range from A$10,000 to A$20,000. The Project reserves the right to determine the final amount to be awarded.
  • The grants are not meant to cover salary costs, overhead costs of institutes attached to the applicant, medical insurance, visa charges, and private travel. Expenses of spouses, dependents and relatives travelling with the recipient will not be covered.
  • The research must be completed within twelve (12) months.
  • Grant recipients are responsible for securing ethics approval, where relevant.
  • Grant recipients are responsible for securing the approval of their institutions/organisations to undertake the research grant, where required. This includes securing travel approval and authorisation to conduct collaborative research.
  • All grant awardees are also obliged to submit copies of their research outputs and to give a presentation on their activities upon request as part of the Philippine Forum Series, Philippine Update Conference, or any of the Philippines Project’s events or activities.

Note: 2018 Collaborative Research Grant Awardees

How to apply?

  1. Click and download application form.
  2. Attach curriculum vitae of all researchers (max. 3-4 pages).
  3. Send all documents to

    Deadline for application is 31 December 2018.

Contact Information

For further information, please contact:

Kent Primor
Project coordinator
The ANU Philippines Project
+61 2 6125 5484

Updated:  10 August 2017/Responsible Officer:  Director, RegNet/Page Contact:  Director, RegNet