NORHED SUNREM-Himalaya Project

"Sustainable natural resource management for climate change adaptation in the Himalayan region"

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Call for Post-Doctoral Research Proposals

The NORHED SUNREM-Himalaya Project announces the call for proposal from faculty members in the School of Science. The proposals should address topics related to the central theme “Sustainable Management of Natural Resources and Climate Change Adaptation in the Himalayan Region”. Interested faculty members are requested to submit full proposals to the Project Coordinator, SUNREM-Himalaya Project, AEC/DESE, School of Science, Kathmandu University by 15th December 2014. Submitted proposals will be evaluated and selected for funding by a committee by 30th December 2014. Proposals awarded funding will take effect from 1st January 2015.


Faculty members within the School of Science who have completed their PhD degrees and have proven research interest and capacity (as evidenced by papers published in peer-reviewed international Journals with impact factor).


The general format and headings to be included in the proposal are:

Short abstract/synopsis of the research proposed (max. 200 words)
Introduction/background (brief)
Review of literature (state of the art)
Objectives (these should be specific and achievable in the time frame)
Rationale or justification for the research
Materials and methods (including conceptual diagram)
Activities, work schedule/time frame of research (max. duration of 2 years)
Expected outputs and benefits to stakeholders
Proposed budget (limit of Rs. 600,000 per project)
References cited


Full proposals not exceeding 10 typed pages including figures and references are to be submitted by December 15, 2014 to Prof. R.M. Bajracharya at AEC, SoS, KU.
Contact: Ph.: 9813013607; E-mail:

NORHED Project (SUNREM-Himalaya) Inception Meeting Kicks Off

The NORHED Project with the acronym SUNREM-Himalaya, administered by the Aquatic Ecology Centre, School of Science, Kathmandu University, organized an Inception Meeting from 29-30 Jan 2014 in Mini Auditorium of CV Raman Block. SUNREM-Himalaya is a collaborative project among Norway, Nepal, Pakistan and Bhutan with focus on Sustainable Natural Resource Management for Climate Change Adaptation in the Himalayan Region to be implemented for a period of five year, with the possibility of extension for another five years subjected to conditions. At the Inception Meeting, all the partner institutions decided to hold a curriculum review workshop in near future to analyze the climate change components into the course designed for Environmental Science and Environmental Engineering at respective institutions. Partners also decided on criteria and appropriate timings for the award of Ph.D. Fellowships, Small Grants for faculty members, and design of home page with the project name for knowledge management and transfer. Each partners will soon prepare a budgetary plan for Institutional Building, and also send request to the main partner in the South i.e., Kathmandu University to provide faculty for teaching climate change related courses in the other two institutions in the South viz., College of Natural Resources in Lobasa, Punakha; and Karakurum International University situated in Gilgit, Pakistan. The Opening Session was chaired by Prof. Dr. Bhola Thapa, Registrar, who delivered a welcome speech on the occasion followed by Vote of Thanks by Prof. Dr. Panna Thapa.

Photo was taken by Dr. Kishor Atreya, Visiting Faculty- DESE (front first from RHS)


Schedule of Activities for NORHED SUNREM-Himalaya Project – 2016
Ref. QZA-0485, NPL-13/0022


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