SEARCA’s Travel Grants: Promoting Inclusive and Sustainable Agricultural and Rural Development (ISARD) toward Food Security and Poverty Alleviation

Deadline: 7 June 2018

The Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA) is inviting applicants 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.

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 professionals and social scientists including graduate students in Southeast Asia.

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.

How to Apply

All the applications must be submitted by courier at the address given on the website.

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

For more information, please visit SEARCA.

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