SAARC Cultural Centre, as part of its mandate in promoting cultural diversity in South Asia and part of its research project for 2014-15 is pleased to invite proposals for research for on various aspects of the Cultural Heritage, Tourism and Sustainable Development (CHTSD) In South Asia. The research will give an opportunity for the Member States to conduct an in-depth study on linkages between their Cultural Heritage and Tourism and identify and utilize the productive components of the research for Sustainable Development for the benefit of their people.
The objectives of the research programme on Cultural Heritage, Tourism and Sustainable Development (CHTSD) In South Asia are as follows:
- DISCUSS the country situation (of the SAARC Member States) related to Cultural Heritage, Tourism and Sustainable Development;
- IDENTIFY various challenges faced by the Cultural Heritage sites in South Asia due to pressure of Tourism;
- STUDY the best practices for harnessing the tourism potential of the Cultural Heritage sites in South Asia and their Sustainable Development;
- SELECT research topics and questions related to Cultural Heritage, Tourism and Sustainable Development (CHTSD) in South Asia that need further investigation; and
- RECOGNIZE research approaches and methods for further research in Cultural Heritage, Tourism and Sustainable Development (CHTSD) in South Asia
- Applicants from the SAARC Member Countries are requested to submit a detailed research proposal, along with a detailed budget breakdown (as per the enclosed format), on any of the themes given below.
- All these proposals are to be submitted through official channel (i.e. through the respective Governments of the Member States (SAARC Division, Ministry of External/ Foreign Affairs) via the SAARC Secretariat, Kathmandu).
- Only those research proposals as received through official channel will be accepted by the SAARC Cultural Centre and placed before the Research Grants Committee (RGC) of the SAARC Cultural Centre. The RGC will review the research proposals and select up to Three proposals for the purpose of research grant.
- All the research grants will be subject to a mid-term review and the continuation of the project will be subject to the approval of the Progress Report by the Research Review Committee (RRC) of the SAARC Cultural Centre. For this purpose the SAARC Cultural Centre would hold a Review Meeting of the project in which all the researchers would be required to participate and present their progress reports. Any suggestions/ recommendations made by the SAARC Cultural Centre at this stage may be included in the research process by the respective researchers.
- At the end of the research project each researcher will be required to submit a publishable draft of the Research report (c. 20,000 to 30,000 words).
- All Research reports will be reviewed, edited (if so required) and, subject to the recommendation of the reviewer, published by the SAARC Cultural Centre under its publications programme.
Theme: Cultural Heritage, Tourism and Sustainable Development (CHTSD) in South Asia
1. CULTURAL HERITAGE MANAGEMENT OF IN SOUTH ASIA
1.1. Urban and rural regeneration through cultural Heritage tourism
1.2. Community engagement in Cultural Heritage Management (CHM)
1.3. Potential conflict between cultural heritage objectives and stakeholders
1.4. Role of Social Impact Assessment in CHM
1.5. Challenges in and remedies for the management of cultural and sacred landscapes
1.6. Role of Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) for cultural heritage management
1.7. Rural cultural tourism for promoting sustainable development
1.8. Creation of cultural identity in promoting sustainable tourism
2. SUSTAINABLE AND RESPONSIBLE DEVELOPMENT OF THE CULTURAL HERITAGE OF SOUTH ASIA
2.1. New Avenues for Public-Private Partnership (PPP) for promoting Cultural Heritage Tourism: Harnessing Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Potential
2.2. Cultural Heritage Tourism as a Tool for Poverty Alleviation: myth or reality?
2.2.1. Potential of Cultural Heritage Products (CTP) for sustainable development
2.2.2. Mainstreaming gender concerns in the development of cultural heritage tourism
2.3. Exploring the linkages between Good governance, cultural heritage tourism and Sustainable Development
3. INTANGIBLE CULTURAL HERITAGE OF SOUTH ASIA
3.1. Shared cultural heritage as a tool for promoting peace, harmony and prosperity
3.2. Preserving intangible cultural heritage for promoting sustainable tourism.
Each researcher will be granted US $ 3,000 (or an equivalent amount in the local currency) for carrying out the research. This grant will be paid in two instalments.
- First instalment (50%) will be paid after presentation of a progress report before the Research Review Committee (RRC) in a mid-term review meeting convened by the SAARC Cultural Centre, and its successful defence by each researcher.
- Final instalment (50%) will be paid on the submission of the completed Research report, its review by the expert and incorporation of changes/ revisions, if any, suggested by the reviewer.
Besides, the SAARC Cultural Centre will also provide economy class airfare to all research fellows (from outside Sri Lanka), to participate in the Review Meeting and present their progress report. Local hospitality to all outstation research fellows will also be provided by the SAARC Cultural Centre participating in the Review Meeting.
11 months (Starting from October 2014)
|Call for Proposals||October 2014|
|Last Date for submitting research proposals||30 November 2014|
|Approval of the research project||15 December 2014|
|Commencement of the Project||1 January 2014|
|Submission of Progress Report and Review Meeting||July 2015 (date to be announced)|
|Submission of Final Report||30 November 2015|