Parliaments and People in Myanmar and Ethiopia (Second Round)

The Global Research Network on Parliaments and People (GRNPP) is offering grants of up to £100,000 to support innovative, interdisciplinary research into the relationship between Parliaments, elected politicians and people in Ethiopia and Myanmar. 

The Parliaments and People programme aims to create opportunities for scholars and artists in Myanmar and Ethiopia to undertake research that helps scrutinise, understand, communicate and support the processes and relationships required to deepen democracy in those countries.

This programme is funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council and Global Challenges Research Fund and co-ordinated by SOAS in collaboration with Enlightened Myanmar Research Foundation, Forum for Social Studies, Hansard Society, Jawaharlal Nehru University, and Leeds University.

Themes

Parliaments and People is a multidisciplinary project that suggests three research themes for exploring the relationship between parliament and people. The research themes are:

  • Culture of representation
  • History of exclusion and instability
  • Imagining deeper democracy through media and the arts

Who should apply

The main applicant for a grant can be from Ethiopia, Myanmar or the UK. We particularly encourage collaborative projects based on partnerships between scholars in the UK, Ethiopia and/or Myanmar.