2020 NTU-SEARCA Joint Scholarship Program For Global ATGS

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2020 NTU-SEARCA Joint Scholarship Program For Global ATGS

The 2020 NTU-SEARCA Joint Scholarship Program is open for application as you can do so after reading this article carefully to know how to go about it. This is a partnership between the Master Program in Global Agriculture Technology and Genomic Science (Global ATGS) of the National Taiwan University (NTU) and SEARCA.

The joint scholarship program aims to cultivate agricultural professional talents, encourage academic excellence, and promote research and development of agriculture within Southeast Asia.

The scholarship is open to nationals of the regular member countries of the Southeast Asian Ministers of Education Organization (SEAMEO), namely: Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Timor Leste and Vietnam who are interested in enrolling to the Master Program in Global ATGS of NTU. The scholarship award duration is two years.

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2020 NTU-SEARCA Joint Scholarship Program

Scholarship Benefits

The successful scholarship recipient is entitled to the following:

  • Tuition and other school fees;
  • Travel allowance to cover international airfare;
  • Book and supplies allowance;
  • Health insurance; and
  • Living allowance for food, lodging and incidental expenses.

Scholarship Requirements

The following are the scholarship eligibility criteria:

  • Must be nationals of SEAMEO member countries;
  • Must not be more than 35 years of age at the time of application; and
  • Planned research must be aligned with SEARCA’s overarching theme of Accelerating Transformation Through Agricultural Innovation (ATTAIN). Moreover, priority research topics must fall within the ATTAIN priority areas:
    • Agri-Business Models for Increased Productivity and Income
    • Sustainable Farming Systems and Natural Resource Management
    • Food and Nutrition Security
    • Transformational Leadership for Agricultural and Rural Development (ARD)
    • Gender and Youth Engagement in ARD
    • Enhanced ARD towards Climate Resilience
    • EcoHealth/One Health Applications to ARD

Documents Required for Application

The required documents to be submitted should be in English:

  1. Original or certified true copy of Bachelor of Science (BS) transcript of academic records bearing the seal of the University and original signature of the Registrar or Head of the University. An explanation of the university’s grading system must accompany the transcript of academic records.
  2. Original or certified true copy of BS diploma
  3. Certificate of employment (if employed)
  4. Two (2) Recommendation Letters
  5. Updated curriculum vitae
  6. Brief description of the research the applicant plans to conduct for his/her thesis. Planned research must be aligned with SEARCA’s overarching theme of Accelerating Transformation Through Agricultural Innovation (ATTAIN). Moreover, priority research topics must fall within the ATTAIN priority areas:
    • Agri-Business Models for Increased Productivity and Income
    • Sustainable Farming Systems and Natural Resource Management
    • Food and Nutrition Security
    • Transformational Leadership for Agricultural and Rural Development (ARD)
    • Gender and Youth Engagement in ARD
    • Enhanced ARD towards Climate Resilience
    • EcoHealth/One Health Applications to ARD
  7. Two copies of passport-size photo of the applicant
  8. Certification from a medical doctor that the applicant is in good physical and mental health condition and is fit to undertake graduate studies

How To Apply

Interested and qualified? Go to https://ischo.searcaapps.org/ischo/form on ischo.searcaapps.org to apply

For more detail, visit SEARCA website.

Application Deadline

Application closes on the 20th Of November, 2020

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