2013 SEARCA – Beahrs ELP Training Scholarship in Environmental Leadership for Southeast Asia


The Beahrs Environmental Leadership Program (ELP) interdisciplinary summer certificate course in Sustainable Environmental Management aims to enhance sustainable development knowledge, policy analysis, management and leadership around the world. It provides mid-career professionals an opportunity to interact with University of California, Berkeley faculty and each other to improve their understanding of the complex social, economic and biophysical aspects of natural resource and environmental management.

Recognizing the success of this summer course in developing environmental leaders and guided by its mandate to strengthen institutional capacities in agricultural and rural development in Southeast Asia, the Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA) is annually providing a joint scholarship with the Beahrs ELP to enable a highly qualified Southeast Asian professional from an influential organization engaged in agriculture, rural development or natural resources management (NRM) to participate in the Beahrs ELP summer course. The training scholar will be developed to play strategic roles in his/her respective country toward instituting sustainable environmental policy and leading cross-sectoral initiatives that primarily focus on caring for the environment.

More information about the 2013 Bearhs ELP may be read here. However, applications for the SEARCA-Beahrs ELP training scholarship should be filed with SEARCA (please see below) and not directly with Beahrs ELP.


  1. Open to development practitioners, technical advisors and academics who are:
    1. Nationals of SEAMEO member countries (i.e., Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Timor Leste and Vietnam);
    2. Involved in sustainable agriculture, rural development or natural resource management (NRM); and
    3. Affiliated with the government, a non-government organization or a policy-oriented academic institution that is concerned with environmental management/sustainable agriculture.
    Preference shall be given to applicants not older than 45 years old whose résumés demonstrate strong professional experience and leadership potential.
  2. Good English proficiency is required to allow full participation in course discussions. Preference shall be given to participants who provide a TOEFL certificate showing a score of 550 for paper-based, 213 for computer-based, and 80 for Internet-based test or an IELTS certificate showing an Overall Band Score of 6.5 or above.

Course date

28 June – 19 July 2013


University of California Berkeley - Beahrs ELP

Application period

01 December 2012  – 2 January 2013

Application form

  1. Fill out the [rokdownload menuitem="119" downloaditem="629" direct_download="true"]Application Form[/rokdownload]
  2. An email will be sent confirming receipt of application form and providing information on how to submit the other application requirements, namely:
    1. Signed and endorsed Expression of Interest Form;
    2. List of professional awards clearly enumerating all work-related distinctions;
    3. Letter of reference from a senior member of the applicant’s institution that evaluates his/her professional work and highlights the potential benefits from his/her participation in the course; and
    4. Curriculum vitae or résumé with at least three character references (with full contact details).

Contact person

Dr. Maria Celeste H. Cadiz
Manager, Knowledge Management Department (KMD), SEARCA
Tel: (+63-49) 536-2365 to 67, 536-2290, 536-2287 loc 173