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The Global Research Network on Parliaments and People (GRNPP) is offering grants to support innovative, interdisciplinary research into the relationship between Parliaments, elected politicians and people in Ethiopia and Myanmar.

The Parliaments and People programme aims to create opportunities for scholars and artists in Myanmar and Ethiopia to undertake research that helps scrutinise, understand, communicate and support the processes and relationships required to deepen democracy in those countries.

This programme is funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council and Global Challenges Research Fund and co-ordinated by SOAS in collaboration with Enlightened Myanmar Research Foundation, Forum for Social Studies, Hansard Society, Jawaharlal Nehru University, and Leeds University.


Parliaments and People is a multidisciplinary project that suggests three research themes for exploring the relationship between parliament and people. The research themes are:

  • Culture of representation
  • History of exclusion and instability
  • Imagining deeper democracy through media and the arts


The main applicant for a grant can be from Ethiopia, Myanmar or the UK. We particularly encourage collaborative projects based on partnerships between scholars in the UK, Ethiopia and/or Myanmar.

Level of funding

Grants of up to £100,000 are available under the GRNPP Large Grants call.


For further information please download the application pack from the GRNPP website.


Welcome to Cambridge Global Challenges

Cambridge Global Challenges is the Strategic Research Initiative of the University of Cambridge that aims to enhance the contribution of its research towards addressing the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030, with a particular focus on the poorest half of the world’s population.


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Register to Cambridge Global Challenges here.


Learn about the support we provide 

Information on how Cambridge Global Challenges can support your research is shared here.


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