USAID ASEAN Science and Technology Fellowship initiative 2019 for young Scientists in Southeast Asia (USD 1,200 Monthly Stipend)

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Application Deadline: 24 February 2019 at 11:59 pm (Jakarta time).

Since its inception in 2014, the ASEAN Science and Technology Fellowship initiative has striven to support and encourage young scientists in Southeast Asia to work together with policy makers in integrating the ASEAN Community and advancing regional cooperation on ASEAN strategic priorities. Through this programme, fellows are appointed to the relevant ministries in their respective countries to continue research in their topics of expertise within the ASEAN Community’s prioritised areas.

Modelled after the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Science and Technology Policy Fellowship Program and piloted by the USAID ASEAN-U.S. Partnership for Good Governance, Equitable and Sustainable Development and Security (PROGRESS) program, the fellowship has thus far empowered 35 alumni. Under the management of the ASEAN Foundation, the fellowship is now on its fourth cycle.

  1. Are you interested in driving policy debates and data-based decision making to address pressing regional and national level challenges?
  2. Would you like to expand your professional network within ASEAN and to learn first-hand how ASEAN works on issues related to science and technology?

If your answer is YES, the 2019/20 ASEAN Science and Technology (S&T) Fellowship fits perfectly for you!

Implemented by the ASEAN Foundation with support of ASEAN and the U.S. Government through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), the ASEAN S&T Fellowship enables early and mid-career scientists who are citizens and residents of 10 ASEAN Member States (AMS) to contribute their knowledge and analytical skills to empower their national governments. Selected scientists, or fellows, will be embedded in national-level ministries in respective country to encourage policy makers to use more science-based approaches in their policy- and decision-making.

For the 2019/20 ASEAN S&T Fellowship, up to 16 fellows will be chosen from ASEAN region to take part in the programme by focusing on these three priority areas:

  1. Digital Economy
  2. Innovative Startups
  3. Science, Technology and Innovation for UN SDGs

The criteria for eligible applicant are as following:

  • Minimum master’s degree related to Science and Technology or one of the priority areas listed above
  • Citizen of an ASEAN Member State
  • Professional-level fluency in English
  • Maximum 45 years of age

Selected fellow will receive a variety of privileges such as monthly stipend (USD 1,200), mentorship from the government, professional development opportunity in a form of leadership and communication training, support to attend conferences and access to a growing network of opportunity to view regional policy processes and a chance to network and consult with ASEAN Senior Officials from AMS.

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the USAID ASEAN Science and Technology Fellowship initiative 2019

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