Research travel grants


Grant Opportunities for Bachelor Research Support


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In 2021, Open Development Cambodia (ODC) signed an MoU with Svay Rieng University (SRU) for academic cooperation. ODC and Svay Rieng University have agreed to support joint projects or research with the faculties or students in the future based on its merits and availability of funds. That said, ODC is pleased to offer thesis research grants to students conducting their final year research thesis.

In the 2022-2023 academic year, ODC and Svay Rieng University are pleased to announce the research travel grant to the students of Svay Rieng University, who are doing their research and writing thesis for their final year.

Research areas

ODC will consider applications from students conducting research related to the following topics:

    • Digital Economy
    • Digital Government
    • Digital Business, Investment, and Environmental protection
    • Information and communications technology

*** Students are advised to use some of ODC’s resources for the research.


To be eligible for the research grants, students should:

    • Be enrolled in the last year of their Bachelor’s Degree at the Svay Rieng University.
    • Be willing/able to conduct their final year research thesis.
    • Focus their research around the areas suggested above.

The proposal is clear in terms of topic, methodology, timeframe, and explanation of the importance of research funding.


The research grant will be awarded to THREE STUDENTS/TEAMS on the amount of 1,400,000 Riels (USD 350) per student/team. Teachers who will be mentoring the selected students will also be awarded 200,000 Riles (USD 50). The funding is to be used for research expendable supplies, field activities and other material and expenses required to carry out the research.

How to apply

Please submit your research proposal at the Svay Rieng University Library or at before April 27th, 2022. If you have any questions, please contact Mr. Pen Dina, SRU’s Librarian or ODC at:

Subject of the email: ODC Grant for Bachelor Research Support at SRU

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