IRSA congratulates the recipients of the 2024 IRSA Research Supports:

  1. Haiyun Nisa (Universitas Syiah Kuala), Wenny Aidina (Ritz Konsultan Psikologi), and Dian Fakhrunnisak (Universitas Gadjah Mada) for their research proposal on “Eco-Anxiety: The Impact of Climate Change on Women’s Mental Health in Aceh, Indonesia”.
  2. Zulfa Sakhiyya (Universitas Negeri Semarang), Rini Astuti (Australian National University), and Yulida Pangastuti (Universitas Gadjah Mada) for their research proposal on “Un-gendering Climate Resilience: Why Women Matter in Climate Resilience in Indonesia”.

We received numerous proposals, and the selection process was highly competitive. We anticipate high-quality research outputs from these projects. Winners are expected to present their projects at the 19th IRSA International Conference in Ambon.

Coordinators of the Grant Selection Committee:

Professor Devanto S. Pratomo
Indonesian Regional Science Association (IRSA) Secretariat


IRSA Research Support on Gender Inequality and Climate Change


Gender inequality and climate change stand out as prominent challenges within the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), alongside other pressing issues like food insecurity, water scarcity, economic stagnation, and financial crises. These challenges have far-reaching consequences, affecting both developed and underdeveloped nations, with developing countries often experiencing heightened vulnerability. Indonesia is no exception in grappling with the impacts of gender inequality and climate change. Addressing these challenges requires a concerted research effort within the country. There is a pressing need for research endeavours aimed at improving gender equality, mitigating the effects of climate change, including the transition to sustainable energy sources, and ameliorating the negative consequences of both gender inequality and climate change on society. This call for research support aims to inspire and facilitate a surge in research activities dedicated to addressing the intertwined issues of gender inequality and climate change in Indonesia. We seek to encourage young and early-career academics to take up the mantle of research in these critical areas. By fostering a community of researchers committed to finding solutions, we can collectively work towards a more equitable and sustainable future for Indonesia and the world at large.

Research Support

The IRSA Research Support for Gender Inequality and Climate Change takes the form of small research grants, providing up to Rp. 25,000,000 for high-quality research projects with the potential to generate new insights on effectively addressing challenges of gender inequality and climate change in Indonesia.

Research topics

Research topics may encompass, but are not restricted to, the following areas:

  • Gender equality and its impact on regional development
  • Gender and labour force participation
  • Gender and earning differences
  • The influence of climate change on small island economies
  • Exploring blue and green economies in the context of sustainability
  • Examining institutional factors in local economic growth
  • Investigating property rights and their role in livelihood development
  • Exploring innovation and its connection to environmental management
  • Strategies for poverty reduction and addressing regional disparities
  • Analyzing the intersection of climate change and its effects on health
Who can apply?

Indonesian researchers in any science discipline who are willing to present their research findings at the 19th IRSA International Conference in Ambon on 15-16 July 2024.

  • Deadline of proposal submissions: 15 March 2024
  • Notification of the winner: 4 April 2024
  • Presentation of the findings: 15-16 July 2024
  • Final paper submissions: 31 August 2024

In preparing your proposal, please use the following (https://bit.ly/IRSA_Research_Support_2024) downloadable form. Submit your proposal via email to heriyaldi(at)unpad.ac.id and cc to devanto(at)ub.ac.id.