Due to an overwhelming amount of requests, we are extending our call for research grants concept notes to 31 May 2023!

Applications from Myanmar researchers welcome!


For the past 8 years, SHAPE-SEA, through the research grants programme has supported 58 projects that aim to identify and critically analyze issues and identities that remain under-represented in regional human rights and peace spaces and discourses in Southeast Asia!  

See published outputs here: 

SHAPE-SEA Programme Phase Two seeks to leverage on our achievements and our vision to build a culture of human rights and peace in Southeast Asia. In this light, RGP 2023 aims to offer research opportunities, as well as financial, content, and technical support for early career academics, researchers, and graduate students researchers based in Southeast Asia, and are interested in conducting studies on issues of human rights and/or peace at the local, national, and regional levels.

Our flagship research programme is designed to build capacity and offer platforms for emerging scholars and graduate students to contribute to knowledge on critical issues in Southeast Asia. 

Our grantees must be able to exhibit knowledge about the issue to be tackled by the study. This includes the ability to set objectives, scope, and limitations, as well as the ability to articulate context and research problems. He/She/They are expected to have a good grasp of research tools and analytical framework to implement/deliver the intended and proposed study. 

We want you to be part of our growing human rights and peace research community! For more information and to download important documents: 


For inquiries, contact Leony Suryani, Project Lead for Knowledge Production at shapesea.rgp@gmail.com