YFN Master Thesis Grant 2013

yfn master thesis grant

Youth Foundation Nepal is investing a significant amount of funding in order to support the best postgraduate candidates. 

The YFN Thesis Grants 2013 is available for students currently pursuing their Masters degree in Arts and Humanities, Science and Journalism. The grant aims to assist in the completion of MA/MS thesis that will lead to a graduate degree. The grant will be provided to 3 students in summer session and 3 students in winter session. The YFN Thesis Grant is part of the Ready, Willing & Able project.

This year's round of grant is supported by Chin Cabrido, a Filipino journalist and communications specialist based in Kathmandu, Nepal.

1. Eligible Candidates

Citizens of Nepal may apply. Applicants must be enrolled in recognized master programs in accredited universities in Nepal. Successful candidates must have completed second year of all course work and examinations towards their master degrees by the time their fellowships begin.

2. Selection Process

YFN-thesis grant applications are vetted through a multi-stage review that includes selection by independent experts. The final selection of thesis scholarship recipients rests with the YFN Board of Directors.

3. Terms of Award

YFN-thesis scholarship is currently set at 20,000 NPR per student for one year which will be paid directly to the individual. The master’s thesis shall be completed within a period of two (2) years. The grantee shall commence upon approval of the application upon signing of a Memorandum of Agreement with YFN. Request for extension beyond the prescribed number of years, if justified, may be approved on a case to case basis, but in no case shall additional funding be granted.

4. Scope of Thesis Grant

The grant shall be spent only to defray actual expenses incurred in the prosecution of the thesis/dissertation such as supplies and materials, books, travel expenses, laboratory analytical services, conference attendance expenses, equipment rental, sundry (reproduction, communication, and internet services). No part of the grant shall be spent for salaries, honoraria, allowances, remuneration of compensation in any form for the grantee, adviser, consultant or any other person.

5. Application Each application must include all of the following materials:

  • A cover letter (one page) that includes background information about the applicant, the thesis, why the applicant believes s/he should be awarded the grant (e.g. relevance of the project to the grant) and the applicant’s future educational and professional goals.
  • An abbreviated research proposal (not to exceed three pages) that includes specific aims, background and significance, proposed research methodology, implications of proposed research and detailed budget.
  • An abbreviated curriculum vitae (not to exceed two pages).
  • A letter of recommendation supporting your application that addresses your qualifications, how your project will benefit the discipline and the likelihood that your research will help you meet your future educational and professional goals.


Summer Session: Application begins on 1 June 2013 and ends on 10 July 2013

Selection on 13 July 2013 Awarding on 15 July 2013


Winter Session: Application begins on 1 November 2013 and ends on 10 December 2013 

Selection on 13 December 2013 Awarding on 15 December 2013

Contact details: Sunil KC (YFN Founder/President) 
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RWA - Youth Foundation Nepal 2013


Ready, Willing and Able

« Youth is not a troublemaker. Youth is a change maker. »
says Juju Kaji, a Nepali social worker.
2012. At one difficult time of national history, Nepali people face new challenges every day.
And still, youth is in the game