• March 1 - April 30, 2024
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Call for applications for the 2024 Explore Scholarships For Young Women!

Explore is a research network and community of practice dedicated to expanding and applying knowledge on forest landscape governance in Southeast Asia. It is the only research network in the world focused on forest landscape governance. Through multi-disciplinary, participatory and inclusive multi-stakeholder approaches, the network aims to contribute to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals, the Paris Agreement on climate change, and other international and national commitments.

Explore emphasizes gender equality and social inclusion and seeks equal representation by women researchers. Explore also emphasizes transboundary collaboration and problem-solving. Launched in October 2020, Explore is funded by the Government of Sweden. RECOFTC hosts the network in partnership with the Center for International Forestry Research and World Agroforestry (CIFOR-ICRAF) and in collaboration with universities, research institutes, government and civil society organizations, local communities, and the private sector in Southeast Asia.

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Explore amplifies the power of research, aiding Southeast Asian governments and communities in overcoming multiple challenges associated with balancing the different interests within forest landscapes. Explore helps ensure sustainable outcomes by providing knowledge and research evidence to address these challenges. A key component of Explore’s work is its scholarships for young women PhD students, providing financial support to doctorate students researching forest landscape governance in Southeast Asia. These scholarships aim to promote gender equality, empower individuals, and contribute towards building more inclusive and diverse societies.

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Explore employs a scientific process that ensures fairness and impartiality in selecting scholarship recipients. The eligibility of applications is screened by the Secretariat, followed by interviews and evaluations by a grant panel. Final decisions are made by the Explore Program Advisory Committee (PAC). In Phase 2, the Explore program will grant partial scholarships of up to USD 40,000 to women doctoral students conducting research on forest landscape governance in Southeast Asia.




As part of the scholarship program, selected candidates will be eligible for a range of benefits aimed at supporting their academic and professional development. These benefits include:

  • Up to USD 40,000 research funding over three years
  • Scientific co-supervision by a RECOFTC or CIFOR-ICRAF senior expert
  • Internship opportunities at partner institutions
  • Participation in capacity-development programs
  • Requirement to publish in high-ranking international journals and present findings at Explore-related events


Applicants from any scientific discipline related to forest landscape governance are welcome. They must be committed to transboundary, interdisciplinary, and participatory action research, integrating gender inclusion and human rights into their approaches. Eligible applicants must:

  • Be women PhD students under 32 years old (at the time of enrollment in the PhD program)
  • Be citizens of Cambodia, Lao PDR, Myanmar or Timor-Leste
  • Be enrolled at a Southeast Asian university
  • Comply with Explore’s agreement and reporting requirements
Eligible Regions: Cambodia, Lao PDR, Myanmar, and Timor-Leste.

Application Process

Applicants need to apply using the online form.

Application Deadline: April 30, 2024

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