Research Grants

Research Grants

SHAPE-SEA’s vision is to strengthen the protection and promotion of human rights and peace in Southeast Asia/ASEAN through education and research. SHAPE-SEA provides Research Grants Programme that aims to support scholars, academics and researchers in carrying out original, groundbreaking and innovative research projects leading to the promotion and protection of human rights & peace in Southeast Asia/ASEAN.

YearGrant TypeTitleFinal Amount (THB)Current StatusOutput
2019Exploring the Nexus between Technologies and Human Rights: Opportunities and Challenges in ASEAN/Southeast Asia 92,000On going
2015MATroble in Paradise? Analyzing the Effects of International Law-Skilled Migration on Local Workers: A Study of Koh Phi Phi, Krabi Province, Thailand96,000Closed
2015MAAcountability Beyond The State:
Corporations, Human Rights &
Extraterritorial Obligations
80,000Closed
2015MAThe Right to Decent Work for Persons with Disabilities around Yangon, Myanmar: The Impact of Draft Law96,000Closed The Rights to Decent Work for Persons with Disabilities in Yangon, Myanmar
2015PhDMeasuring Vulnerability of Judicial Protection to the Right to Freedom of Religion or Belief for Minority Group in Indonesia160,000Closed Judicial Protection for a Religious Minority in Indonesia under the Shadow of the Blasphemy Law
2015PhDSustaining media reforms in transition politics a study of three Southeast Asian countries160,000Closed
2015PhDJudicial Independence: The factors undermining the right to a fair trial in Myanmar's Armed Conflict Region160,000Closed
2015SmallSeeking "Arenas of Justice" on
Transboundary Rivers : A Rights-Based
Approach to the Food-Water-Energy
Nexus on the Saiween and Mekong Rivers
160,000Closed
2015SmallLabor Rights Challenges in the
Private and Small enterprises in
Yangon, Myanmar
159,360Closed Labor Rights Challenges in the Private and Small enterprises in Yangon, Myanma
2015MASoutheast Asia National Human Rights Institutions: Extending ASEAN Norms314,496Closed
2015MAHuman Rights Based - Approach, an alternative to improve effectiveness of poverty reduction program and accountability of state business in Vietnam442,720Closed
2015MAAcademic Freedom in Post
New Order Indonesia
320,000Closed Ivory Tower on Dirt: The Impacts of Regime Changes on Academic Freedom in Indonesian Universities
2015RegionalRights and Social and Health Security of Older People. A Survey of the ASEAN Region1,491,200Closed
2015RegionalDemocracy and Human Rights in Malaysia and Indonesia: Paths and Outcomes1,120,000Closed
2016PhDMối quan hệ giữ Hiến pháp
và Quyền con người ở Việt Nam
50,000Closed
2016PhDState Inclusion of LGBT Human Rights:
Implication to Philippine Development
170,000Closed
2016PhDInterfaith-based Student Movement:
A Strategic Religious Peacemaking in
Indonesia
100,00Closed Interfaith-Based Student Community: A Strategic Religious Peacemaking and Deradicalization for Indonesian Youth
2016MAGender and Involuntary Resettlement in
the Context of an Ethnic Minority Group:
A Case Study in Song Bung 4 Hydropower
Project in Quang Nam Province, Vietnam
70,000Closed
2016RegionalMigration, Rights, and Health
Security in Southeast Asia
900,000Closed
2016RegionalCommunity engagement as governance
mechanisms for improving sexual and
reproductive health and rights
– two cases in Myanmar and Cambodia
800,000Closed
2016MediumRegional Migration & the Urban
Sheltering Process: An interdisciplinary
research on Women, Migration and Housing
Rights in Cambodia and Thailand
350,000Closed The Right to Adequate Housing for Female Migrant Workers
2016MediumConstructing an Integrated Framework for Analysing Human Rights Awareness Among University Students in ASEAN Countries: Malaysia and Thailand700,000Closed Towards a Framework for Analysing Human Rights Awareness among Undergraduate Students in Southeast Asia/ASEAN
2016MediumWomen and the ASEAN 2025 Vision:
Using CEDAW and Human Rights
Instruments in Locating the Gender
and Human Rights Dimension
of the ASEAN Economic Community
360,000Closed Women and the ASEAN 2025: Locating the Gender and Human Rights Dimension of the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC)
2016MediumWomen’s Participation in Peace
Processes in Myanmar and Thailand
340,000Closed
2016MediumFrom Banglamung to Dawei: Uses of
Documentary films as Social Practice
for Promoting Human Rights: a case study
of The Wave of Sorrow and The
Third Eye
250,000Closed Use of Observational Documentary to Advocate Human Rights among Youth in Thailand and Myanmar: A Case Study of The Third Eye
2016SmallSocial Conflict and Gap on Tourism
Activity: A Case Study in
Cai Rang Floating Market of
Can Tho City
200,000Closed
2016SmallThe Expulsion of Leftist Students
and Scholars from Universities,
1965-1980: Another ‘Forgotten’ Gross
Human Right Violation in Indonesia
200,000Closed
2016SmallThe Architecture of Migrant Workers protection in Southeast Asia: Understanding the role of transnational avocacy network200,000Closed
2016SmallPolling for Peace in
Southern Thailand
125,000Closed
2016SmallThe challenges in the political participation of the Taoi women and Cotu women in Thua Thien Hue Province of Vietnam170,000Closed
2016SmallRight to Education of Muslim Transgender: A Case Study of Pesantren Waria Senin-Kamis, Indonesia180,000Closed
2016SmallViolation Against Right to Environment and to Food in the Case of the Development of a Cement Factory in Pati District, Central Java, Indonesia182,500Closed Violation Against The Right To Environment And To Food In The Case Of The Development Of A Cement Factory In Pati District, Central Java, Indonesia
2016SmallThe State of Academic Rights in
Malaysian Universities
182,500Closed
2017MAThe Right to Identity : The Case of
Stateless and Undocumented Children
of Filipino Origin in Sabah
105,000Closed
2017MARight of Education for Women to
Access to Undergraduate Degree
in Cambodia
105,000Closed
2017RegionalRight to Development of Women and
Food Security in Mekong River
in the Context of Hydropower Dams
950,000Closed
2017MediumRevolutionary Peace: Transformative Roles of
Movement Leaders and "Insiders" in the
Self-Determination Conflicts in Patani, Thailand
and the Bangsamoro areas, Philippines
680,000Closed
2017MediumPlural Citizenships” and the Politics
of Indigenous Rights in Indonesia -
Case Study: the Dayak in West Kalimantan
and SedulurSikep in Central Java
350,000Closed
2017MediumChildren’ s rights in the tourism
industry: A case study in Vietnam
and Myanmar
600,000Closed
2017MediumExploring the Linkages between Climate
Change Impacts and Human Rights and
Security of Local Communities in Selected
Conflict-affected Areas in South-central
Mindanao, Philippines
350,000Closed
2017MediumMainstreaming Human Rights in the
Governance of HIV/ AIDS Response in
Indonesia: A Case Study Of Education
for Children with HIV/AIDS in Jakarta,
Solo and Surabaya
350,000Closed
2017SmallStrengthening Participation of Vietnamese
Women in Climate Change Adaptation in
Lao Cai: Rights to adequate food
amidst Gender Inequality
180.000Closed
2017SmallDeath Penalty towards Alternative Human
Sanctions: Indonesia Experience Dealing with
Drugs War
250,000Closed Death Penalty towards Alternative Human Sanctions: A Response to Drug Wars Movement in Indonesia
2017SmallEx Political Prisoners’ Rights and
Their Medico-Social Needs in Myanmar
200,000Closed
2017SmallEnabling Human Rights-Centered Approach
in Post-Disaster Housing Reconstruction
in Tacloban City, Philippines
250,000Closed
2017SmallAssessing Supports to Promote Better Access
to Education within Islamic in a
Conflict Zone - Ampor Muang Yala Province
250,000Closed
2017SmallCollective Memory of the Human
Rights Violations during the Martial
Law Among Young Educated Filipinos
200,000Closed
2017SmallHuman Rights Based Conflict Handling
in Mining Process: Case Study of
Tumpang Pitu, Banyuwangi, Indonesia
180,000Closed
2017SmallThe impact of amnesty law towards the
promotion of reconciliation in
post-conflict Aceh
105,000Closed The Promise of Reconciliation: The Limits of Amnesty Law in Post-Conflict Aceh
2017SmallRights to access basic education for school-age children and basic health care for the ethnic minority communities in Central Myanmar's Difficult Rural Areas under reality contexts250,000Closed
2017SmallVoices of the Marginalized Groups:
Lived experiences of LGBTI community
members during ‘socialist’ Vietnam
180,000Closed
2018MAAssessing Peace and Security Situation in the Post-Conflict “Widow’s Village” in Rotan Batu Village, Narathiwat Province, Thailand102,000Closed Gender and Human Security: A Case Study of the Resettlement of Rotan Batu “Widow’s Village” in Narathiwat Province, Thailand
2018MAParadise Lost: Rapid Tourism Development
and the Socio-Political Struggle of
the Ati Community of Boracay
102,000Closed Children’s Rights in the Tourism Industry
2018MASelf-Care and Personal Well-Being Concept within Securities and Protection Mechanism for Women Human Rights Defenders. Case of Lesbian Bisexual Queer (LBQ) Women and Transgender Female to Male Activist100,000Closed Integrated Safety and Security Mechanism for Indonesian Lesbian, Bisexual, Queer (LBQ) Women and Transgender Men Activists
2018MANetwork of Civil Society Organizations in Indonesia and Political and Electoral Rights Case Study: Komite Independen Pemantau Pemilu (KIPP- Independent Committee for Election Monitoring)100,000Closed Rethinking Citizen’s Election Monitoring: A Means for Public Engagement in Political Processes and Civic Education in Indonesia
2018MediumSurviving the Present, Imagining
the Future: Narratives of Children Left
Behind by the ‘War on Drugs’
400,000Closed Surviving the Present, Imagining the Future: Narratives of Children Left Behind by the Philippine ‘War on Drugs
2018MediumChanging of land and property rights
of resettled people due to resettlement
program and its impacts on their livelihoods
in resettled areas in Thua Thien,
Hue province, Vietnam
400,000Closed The challenges in the political participation of the Taoi women and Cotu women in ThuaThienHue Province of Vietnam
2018MediumCrafting Rights-Based Water Governance: State,
Market and Urban Poor in Indonesia
450,000Closed
2018SmallBeyond Forced Eviction and Demolitions:
Understanding the Unmaking and Remaking
of Urban Poor People's Homes
250,000Closed