Integrated Rural Development Project (IRDP) of Nepal by Strengthening Research and Development Capacity of Kathmandu University

2018-08-06 - 2018-08-28

Research Grant

Integrated Rural Development Project (IRDP) of Nepal by Strengthening Research and Development Capacity of Kathmandu University Call for Applications: KOICA-IRDP Pilot Project Funding Support Program


IRDP is a KOICA-funded project jointly managed by Kathmandu University (KU), Nepal, Chonbuk National University (CBNU), Korea and Science and Technology Policy Institute (STEPI), Korea.

The main objectives of the KOICA-IRDP are:

  1. Contribute for integrated rural development of Nepal by strengthening research and development capacity of Kathmandu University.
  2. Promote technology innovation, mainly in the field of Agriculture & Rural Development, Renewable Energy and Health related livelihood, for improving quality of life and income status of people in rural communities of Nepal.

Call for Pilot Project Application

KOICA-IRDP pilot project application is open for all Nepalese Research Institutions (University, College and other organizations qualifying as research institutions) for supporting pilot projects that are relevant to Rural Development of Nepal.

These projects aim to

  1. Support technologies development to solve economic and social problems of rural areas in Nepal
  2. Develop a business model or commercialize for propagation of innovative technologies
  3. Test if an operation plan of technology development support programs is valid and feasible
  4. Generate information that is crucial for future technological innovations for rural development

The preferred areas for the proposal are:

  1. Agriculture and rural development sector
  2. New & renewable energy sector
  3. Health sector related to rural livelihood
  4. Other sectors contributing to integrated rural development

Funding Scope



Total Supporting Grant

200,000 USD

Supporting Period

October, 2018 ∼ October, 2019 (within 13months)

Maximum Funding Support for a Project

40,000 USD

Maximum Number of Supporting Projects

10 projects

 Download the application related documents

1.     Pilot Project Implementation Plan

2.     Budgeting and Accounting Guidelines

3.     Management and Operation Guideline

4.     Pilot Project Proposal Form

5.     Budget Sheet Form

6.     Participating Researcher’s Profile Form

7.     Project Participation Agreement Form

Interaction Workshop

Candidates interested to submit proposal are welcome to participate in the Interaction Workshop:  

Venue: Kathmandu University, Central Campus (CV Raman Hall)

Date: 14/08/2018

Time: 10:30 AM

Registration for Participation:  email on [email protected] by 11/08/2018

The deadline for submission of application is 28 August 2018 by 3:45 pm (Nepal Time) 

For institutional contact: Please call Kathmandu University at 011-415200 or 415001 EXT. 2248

For further details about submitting application, visit or contact [email protected]