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SEARCA offers scholarship program to PhD students in PH

The Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA) offers research scholarships to PhD students whose dissertation topics are relevant to its priority thrusts.

The scholarship is open to Filipinos and other Southeast Asians from Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Singapore, Thailand, Timor-Leste, and Vietnam.

Headquartered on the campus of the University of the Philippines Los Baños (UPLB), SEARCA provides research funds not to exceed US$4,500 and optional internship at SEARCA for up to two months.

Those who will avail of the internship may be given additional scholarship funds to cover travel expenses to and from SEARCA, travel and accident insurance, and stipend during the internship period.

Moreover, the scholars may use the resources and facilities available at SEARCA and its network of universities for their research. They will be able to work with SEARCA’s R&D staff on common areas of interests in agriculture and rural development. The scholarship will also support them in producing quality research papers for publication.

For Fiscal Year 2018 to 2019, priority will be given to research grant applications that are anchored on any of the topics defined by the project “Agricultural Transformation and Market Integration in the ASEAN Region: Responding to Food Security and Inclusiveness Concerns” jointly implemented by SEARCA and the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) with financial support from the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD).

These topics focus on priority commodities such as root and cash crops, fruits, vegetables and livestock as well as value chain studies.

The closing date of application is September 30, 2018. Applications must be submitted directly to SEARCA.

The grants for this batch of scholars will be awarded in December 2018.


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