SEARCA: Travel Grants Program in Southeast Asia


Deadline: 7 June 2019

The Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA) is seeking applications for its Travel Grant program to reinforce the Center’s efforts and resources in the promotion of inclusive and sustainable agricultural and rural development (ISARD) toward food security and poverty alleviation in the region.

75% Discount on Premium Membership (Ad)
For a limited time only, this discount offer gives you exclusive access to all the Premium Standard features for NGO grant success. Join Today.
 

Objectives

  • To provide opportunities to qualified Southeast Asian nationals to participate and present papers in ISARD-relevant scientific conferences and fora, locally or internationally. (Poster presentations are not covered.)
  • To promote the dissemination of scientific knowledge/information vital to agriculture and rural development.
  • To provide the Grantee a venue to discuss with other scientists, researchers, university faculty and scholars, developments in their respective disciplines.
  • To facilitate linkaging, partnerships and active collaboration between SEARCA, or the applicant’s home institution, with other development organizations and donors.
  • To produce articles or any publication out of the Grantee’s presented paper, whenever appropriate and feasible.

Funding Information

SEARCA will provide travel grants of up to a maximum of US$1,200 to each qualified agriculture and agriculture-related professional, social scientist, or graduate student in Southeast Asia.

Searching for the fastest way to write proposals? (Ad)
We have an extensive database of sample proposals from successful grantee organizations from around the world offering project ideas, proposal writing techniques and planned strategies. Join Premium to view Sample Proposals
 

Eligibility Criteria

  • Applicants who will present scientific papers in international or local scientific fora are qualified for the Travel Grants. On a case to case basis, paper presentations may not be required if attendance to a conference is expected to result in establishing formal linkages, partnerships, collaborations and strong development impacts to the Center.
  • Priority 1: Priority shall be given to the following:
    • SEARCA fellows (senior, adjunct and visiting fellows);
    • SEARCA Graduate scholarship alumni;
    • Researchers of SEARCA-implemented/coordinated projects;
    • SFRT grantees;
    • Proponents from the University Consortium (faculty, staff and graduate students);
    • SEARCA ongoing scholars; and
    • Faculty and staff of universities under the SEARCA Institutional Development Assistance Program.
  • Priority 2: Applicants who are citizens of Southeast Asian countries who are regular staff members of non-profit development-oriented institutions or graduate students of other agricultural universities in the Region may be considered if not enough qualified applications under Priority 1 have been received.

Selection Criteria

  • Subject Matter. The focus of the paper should be aligned with SEARCA’s priority thrusts under the Tenth Five-Year plan (FY 2014/2015 – 2018/2019), as follows:
    • Social Inclusion in Agriculture and Rural Development
      • Participation of poor and vulnerable sectors of rural societies in food and agricultural value chains and agribusiness commodity systems;
      • Food and nutrition security for poor and vulnerable sectors of rural societies ; and
      • Productivity-enhancing innovations and modern technologies.
    • Sustainable Agriculture and Rural Development
      • Natural resource management;
      • Climate change mitigation and adaptation in agricultural and rural development; and
      • Resilience of agricultural systems to climate impacts.
    • Regional and Sub-regional Cooperation
      • Sub-regional cooperation in trade and investments; and
      • Regional market, trade and economic integration.
    • Institutions and Governance
      • Government policies, institutions and governance mechanisms and reforms for ISARD.
  • Conference Venue. Priority will be given to travel within the region. Grants for travel outside the region may be considered on a case to case basis depending on how well the paper satisfies the selection criteria and the objectives of the Travel Grants.
  • Concrete Returns to SEARCA. Other than simply acknowledging SEARCA in the paper/presentation, the grantee should be able to provide a version of the presentation/research that can be published as a journal article, monograph, or other format deemed appropriate by SEARCA. When possible, the grantee should be able to present in a seminar or a related forum sponsored/organized by SEARCA such as the SEARCA’s Agriculture and Development Seminar Series (ADSS).
  • Re-applying Grantees. Previous applicants can re-apply, but must not have been awarded with a SEARCA Travel Grant in the last three (3) years.

How to Apply

Are you overwhelmed with too much grant information? (Ad)
Join Premium and view relevant grants and resources on a clean, ad-free and user-friendly Member Dashboard to organize and plan your successful fundraising. Learn more
 

Applications must be submitted at the address given on the website.

Eligible Countries: Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Timor-Leste, Vietnam

For more information, please visit http://www.searca.org/index.php/scholarship/searca-travel-grants

Getting late information about new grants? (Ad)
The Early Grant Information feature for Premium Members ensures that you receive grant announcements much ahead of others so that you can have enough time to research and apply. Join Premium to get early information
 

  • Avatar Rati Irikati says:

    Interesting, Is Papua New Guinea included too

  • African Culture Fund launches 2nd Call for Proposals

    Grants for Small-scale Development Projects in Kenya

    ECCAR Call for Proposals 2019: Countering Violent Extremisms and Fostering Inclusion, Diversity and Tolerance

    nib foundation’s Health Smart Grants Program for Australian Charities

    1st UNWTO Sports Tourism Start-up Competition to promote Sustainable Innovation in Sports & Tourism Sector

    ActionAid Zambia Awarding Grants to NGOs, CBOs and Grassroot Movements

    ICRC-CEJ inviting Journalists for “Humanitarian Reporting Award” 2019- Pakistan

    Government of the Slovak Republic launches Open Call on the Support of Restoration and Revitalisation of Cultural Heritage

    U.S. Embassy in Ecuador announces Notice of Funding Opportunity

    2019 N-Peace Small Grants Program for Pakistan

    Australian Consulate-General in Bali launches Direct Aid Program for 2019 – 2020

    Submit Proposals to Advance the Empowerment of Women and Girls in Bangladesh

    United States: Career Development Grants Program to Provide Assistance to Women

    AAUW’s Community Action Grants to Address Issues Related to the Needs of Women & Girls in United States

    Call for Applications: Asia Africa Youth Entrepreneurs Forum

    Applications Open for UKRI-NHMRC Built Environment and Prevention Research Scheme

    Program to fund Conservation Projects all over Canada

    Trust funding supports Volunteering or Community Service Projects in the UK

    EDCTP announces Call for Proposals for Ethics and Regulatory Capacities 2019

    Mercy Foundation seeking EOIs for “Grants to End Homelessness” Program – Australia

    Open Call for LGBTIQ+ Advocacy Grants in the MENA Region

    Grant Assistance for Grass-roots Human Security Projects- Uganda

    Grant for Groups and Individuals in Asia pursuing “Citizen Science”

    Regional TechCamp Workshop on Countering Disinformation

    >