Call for Concepts for the Short Term Research Grants, Groundwater- Sanitation Nexus Research Programme, Arghyam

About Arghyam’s GW-SAN Nexus Research Programme

This Groundwater- Sanitation Nexus Research Programme has been developed to deepen the understanding of linkages between ground-water and sanitation in the Indian context, and move towards an integrated approach. At present, the empirical evidence or knowledge about the linkages between groundwater and sanitation, is limited. The GW-SAN Nexus programme aims to bridge some of these knowledge gaps through pure and applied research, and by consolidating existing knowledge on this and related subjects.

More on the 'Short Term Research Grants'

The short-term grant will focus on learning from existing knowledge within communities, para-professionals, and practitioners, and grass-root organisations; and in turn, feed back into the relevant policies and the practice by these stakeholders. Proposals are invited to build upon existing work of different organisations, or involve conducting quick research and generate data and knowledge useful for practitioners. Overall, proposals that broadly promise generating knowledge and improving practices and policies in respect of GW-SAN nexus, shall be considered.

Who can apply

The call is open to independent researchers, academic and research institutes and NGOs interested in examining the linkages between groundwater and sanitation. The proposed concept should focus on one or more identified thrust areas.

Template for Submission

The submission should include the following, and should not exceed 2,000 words:

    • Research hypothesis/ question and rationale
    • Geographic setting/ site of study
    • Expected impact of the research study,
    • Relevance of the proposal concept to the GW-SAN programme in particular
    • Indicative Budget (including personnel costs) and Time Required

To Apply

Submissions and any other queries to be addressed to:

For further details, please download the announcement from below.

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