Call for Research Proposals

In an effort to assess and analyze housing rights regime in Sindh and Balochistan, The Institute for Social Movements, Pakistan with the support of OXFAM GB Pakistan invites research proposals from the individual researchers.

The purpose of the research is to assess and analyze overall housing rights situation in Sindh and Balochistan in the all major categories of land and topography specifically in the rural areas with the added context of recent floods; and to propose some necessary legal framework suggestions.

Requirements for Proposals

Proposals should be a maximum of three pages in 12 point font and must be suitable for anonymous review. Proposals should provide a brief abstract of the paper (approximately 150 words), context explaining the relevance of the research.  Proposals should also provide an annotated outline (of the content), brief timeline for completion of the work, and an annex containing:  1) a line-item budget to undertake the activity and 2) a roster of proposed personnel (with academic qualifications) who will be engaged in the research.

Submission process

Proposals should be submitted at:

Email: / or A-1, Hyderabad Town Extension, Qasimabad, Hyderabad 71000, Pakistan.

The closing date for submissions is April 8, 2011.

Selection process

Proposals will be vetted by a panel of experts considering the content and quality of the proposal, feasibility of research, and completion date. The panel will consider favorably those proposals submitted by local researchers.