Request for Research Concept

Winrock International

Trafficking in Persons (TIP) is a global problem that is multidimensional and multisectoral and thus is a complex issue that requires multi-disciplinary solutions with many stakeholders. Nepal is a source, transit, and destination country for sex, labor, and organ trafficking. The 2018 “Walk Free Foundations Global Slavery Index” revealed that two-third out of 40.3 million people around the world who…

Request for Research Concept

John D. Rockefeller 3rd Scholars Program (JDR3) on Policy Research on Trafficking in Person (TIP) in Nepal

The JDR3 Program in Nepal is being implemented in collaboration with the Hamro Samman Project, a five-year project generously supported by the American people through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the British people through UK aid implemented by Winrock International. The Hamro Samman goal is to reduce the prevalence of trafficking in persons (TIP) in 10 strategically selected districts of Nepal.

The JDR3 program provides policy research grants to individual or team of mid-career professionals to strengthen their capacity for research on human trafficking and policy engagement. The JDR3 research studies aim to support government agencies and policymakers by expanding the knowledge base on human trafficking. The research also aims to contribute to Hamro Samman’s activities focused on learning and adapting.

The JDR3 Program will award maximum of USD 20,000 grant per research topics. The winning research Individual or teams are expected to work on the research project for 3-6 months.

Topic 1: Barriers to TIP victims’ access to justice in Nepal (federal, provincial, local) and the hosting countries

Topic 2: Vulnerability and Trafficking in Persons (TIP) in Foreign Employment Sector of Nepal

Topic 3: Practices and approaches to reintegrate TIP survivors in Nepal

Please download TOR and Application Instruction from the links below:

Link 1: JDR3 Hamro Samman Call for Research Concepts Final

Link 2: JDR3 Hamro Samman Application Instructions

Any questions regarding this program should be directed to:

Applying Procedure:

The deadline for applications is May 28, 2021. Late or incomplete applications will not be accepted. The JDR3 Program reserves the right to fund any or none of the applications submitted.

Research concepts should be submitted via e-mail to Winrock International at, with “JDR3 Application” in the subject line.