Faculty and Student Mobility Grant

The SEARCA Faculty and Student Mobility Grant enables grantees to conduct their research work or take courses for credit in selected Southeast Asian universities, be exposed to new technologies and trained by world-class academicians.

Eligibility

Faculty Mobility Grant

  • Open to nationals of SEAMEO member countries who are regular employees of academic or research institutions or government agencies
  • Must have ongoing research related to SEARCA's overarching theme of inclusive and sustainable agriculture and rural development (ISARD). These are but not limited to the following program clusters:
    • Agricultural/Biological sciences
    • Social Sciences
    • Economics and Agribusiness
    • Forestry and Fisheries
    • Environmental Sciences
    • Agro-industrial Technology and Engineering
  • Must not be more than 45 years of age at the time of application

Student Mobility Grant

  • Open to nationals of SEAMEO member countries who are ongoing graduate students in Southeast Asian universities.
  • The applicants' areas of specialization must be related to SEARCA's overarching theme of inclusive and sustainable agricultural and rural development (ISARD). These are but not limited to the following program clusters:
    • Agricultural/Biological sciences
    • Social Sciences
    • Economics and Agribusiness
    • Forestry and Fisheries
    • Environmental Sciences
    • Agro-industrial Technology and Engineering

Host Institution

Any one of the universities under the University Consortium or research institution, may serve as study posts for faculty and student mobility grantees. These are but not limited to the following institutions:

UniversityCountry
Institut Pertanian Bogor (IPB) Bogor, Indonesia
Kasetsart University (KU) Bangkok, Thailand
Tokyo University of Agriculture (NODAI) Tokyo, Japan
Universitas Gadjah Mada (UGM) Yogyakarta, Indonesia
Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM) Serdang, Selangor, Malaysia
University of the Philippines Los Baños (UPLB) Los Baños, Laguna, Philippines

Application Procedure

  1. Duly accomplished application form
  2. Research/thesis outline identifying the fund sources, proposed activities at the host university and laboratory facilities and equipment needed in the conduct of his/her research project
  3. A letter of confirmation from the faculty at the host university to supervise the student's research
  4. Approved research outline and endorsement from thesis adviser and the Dean of the Graduate School for students; endorsement from Department Chair and Dean of the College/Faculty for lecturers/faculty members
  5. If mobility is to take courses for credit, an admission from the host university and list of courses to be enrolled as endorsed by the adviser at the home university
  6. Certification or proof of financial support from other sources, if any

Conditions and Requirements for Disbursement of Grant

  • The grantee may be supported by the grant up to one (1) semester.
  • At the end of the grant period, the faculty/student must submit to SEARCA a report on the research or activity that they conducted at the host university.
  • The fund for the plane ticket will be released on reimbursement basis upon submission of valid receipts as proof of purchase
  • The stipend will be released and deposited to the grantee through his/her bank account upon arrival at the host university

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