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Call for Proposals for Research Projects

Call for Proposals for Research Projects on Land Governance in the Arab Region

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Applications call for Proposals for Research Projects

This call for proposals for research grants addresses students and young land professionals interested in conducting research on land governance-related topics in one or several countries of the Arab region. The objectives of this call are to foster an interest in land-related research and to gather innovative ideas and approaches. By supporting and motivating future academic and professional leaders in the field of land governance. The research grant will increase the information and empirical evidence on land-related issues in the region and foster the interest and engagement of students, young professionals, and scholars in producing land-related research and become part of land sector networks in the Arab region.


The following individuals can apply for

  • Master and Ph.D. students (social science, economics, law, multi-disciplinary land-related programs, etc.) with interest in land management and land-related topics in one or several countries in the Arab region.
  • Land professionals and land practitioners with expertise and/or field experience on land-related projects in the Arab region.
  • Young scholars working in universities or other relevant research institutions conducting research dealing with land-related topics in the Arab region.

Selection Criteria 

  • Female applicants are particularly encouraged to apply.
  • Applicants must be nationals or residents of a country of the Arab region.
  • Applicants must be maximum 45 years old.
  • Applicants can apply individually or in a group (max. of 3).

Thematic Areas 

  • The nexus between land and conflict.
  • Land and socio-economic development.
  • Women and land.
  • Youth and land.
  • Land, natural resources (including water, minerals, extractives, etc.)
  • Land and climate change (incl. land degradation, etc.).
  • Land administration.
  • Land policies, laws, and regulations.
  • Land-based investment, land markets, land value, land transactions.
  • Monitoring land governance and land tenure security.
  • Urbanization, planning, taxation, and development control.
  • Innovative land management tool.


Accepted research proposals will be funded a total grant of USD 4000 as follows.

  • USD 1,500 will be paid to the selected researcher after the selection.
  • The remaining USD 2,500 will be paid to the researcher after the submission of the final research paper.

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Type of Opportunity Miscellaneous
Deadline15 July,2020
Open toAll
OrganizerLand Governance in the Arab Region



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