Funded generously through a Ford Foundation endowment, IIDS has awarded tens of scholarships for promising young Nepali students. The most recent awardee is as follows:

Name: Ritika Rana, PhD Candidate at Kathmandu University

Research: "Nexus Between Agriculture Transition, Feminization and Empowerment: A Comparative Analysis on Women's Involvement in Food Crop and Cash Crop Production in Sindhuli District."

Date: 2016-2018