ASEAN-U.S. Science and Technology Fellows Program open for applications for early career scientists for research programme. Applicants of ASEAN countries include: Thailand, Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Singapore and Vietnam can apply for these scholarships.
Applicants must have excellent communication skills and attention to detail proven proficiency in English language, the official language of ASEAN and have ability to convey scientific knowledge in broader, non-scientific contexts (i.e. able to present complex ideas or data in layman’s terms).
Eligible Course Level: Fellowship is available for research programme. The Fellowship provides opportunities for early career scientists who are citizens and residents of AMS to contribute their knowledge and analytical skills to their national governments.
Eligible Study Subject: Fellowship is awarded in the field of science and technology. More specially, Fellows will be hosted by entities that support technical work aligned with the following three ASEAN and U.S. science and technology priority areas: Sustainable Energy, Climate Change and Climate Variability and Science, Technology and Innovation (STI) Policy.
Worth of Award
- The ASEAN-U.S. Science and Technology Fellowship will begin on June 1, 2016. A stipend of $1,200 per month for the 12 months of the Fellowship period will be granted.
- The stipend is intended to cover all relevant costs for participating in the Fellowship (e.g. salary, room, board, insurance, etc.).
- Relocation support will not be provided. Travel costs for Fellows’ participation in the Annual Fellows Workshop in Jakarta—at the start of their Fellowship year and the end— ASEAN COST Meeting, and other pre-approved events will be covered separately.
- Fellows must be available to participate in the Annual Fellows Workshop preceding the start of the Fellowship and are expected to participate for all 12 months.
Scholarship can be taken at: USA
- Applicants must meet all of the following criteria to be eligible to apply for this scholarship:-
- While a Ph.D. is strongly encouraged and preferred, applicants must have at minimum a Master’s degree to apply.
- The Fellowship anticipates that most Fellows will be at the Ph.D. level. Candidates with Master’s degrees must have at least five years of professional experience.
- The Fellowship is aimed at early career scientists who will use the experience to enhance and inform future career paths. Applicants should be less than 45 years of age as of February 21, 2016.
- All eligible applicants, including women and ethnic minorities, are strongly encouraged to apply to the Fellowship.
- This Fellowship is focused on bringing outside scientific knowledge and perspectives into the government, and in creating new career experiences for participants.
- The Fellowship particularly encourages applications from scientists who are not already employed by their home governments.
- Government scientists applying for this Fellowship must clearly articulate in their Essay Questions how the Fellowship will provide them with new opportunities and further their career development.
- Government scientists cannot seek a Fellowship to continue their position within their current ministry or role.
Nationality: Applicants of ASEAN countries (Thailand, Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Singapore and Vietnam) can apply for these scholarships.
How to Apply
Applications should be sent via e-mail to ASEANScienceFellow-at-dai.com.
Supporting Material: In addition to the application for the scholarship, the applicant must submit the following documents:-
Applicant profile: full name, contact information, and science and technology priority areas of interest (Sustainable Energy; Climate Change and Climate Variability; or Science, Technology and Innovation Policy). Fellows may apply for more than one thematic area of interest.*
-Curriculum vitae (format provided in Appendix 1, not to exceed five single-spaced pages).
-Three letters of recommendation (format provided in Appendix 2). It is recommended that at least one of the recommendations be from a person working in government or in a civil society organization. The recommendation form provided should be forwarded to the three respective referees, who will fill it in and send it directly to ASEANScienceFellow-at-dai.com. Please note that the applicant is responsible for ensuring that all three letters are submitted by their recommenders by the February 21, 2016 deadline.
-Essay Questions. Provide answers to the following four (4) questions, limiting responses to 400 words each:
a. Describe a problem related to your chosen science and technology priority area that you are passionate about addressing (*if you are applying for more than one thematic area, please provide a separate answer to question (a) for each theme under which you apply). Why this important issue is and what do you see as some of the opportunities and challenges for government in this area? b. Why are you interested in participating in this Fellowship? How will this help you advance your career and realize your professional goals?
c. Describe a time when you demonstrated leadership, took on a leadership role on a project, and/or worked to build consensus among differing viewpoints.
d. This is an ASEAN-wide Fellowship. What do you see as the potential benefits of working within/through ASEAN? Please also describe what you anticipate as the potential challenges of doing so.
Deadline: The deadline for submission of applications is February 21, 2016. The program will begin on June 1, 2016.