SEARCA invites applications for its graduate scholarship (MS and PhD) in agriculture and related fields (including biological science, social science, economics and statistics, forestry and fisheries, environmental sciences, agro-industrial technology and engineering, and biochemistry) for School Year 2009-2010. The scholarship is open to Southeast Asian natinals, including Indonesians, who are regular employees of academic or research institutions or government agencies and not older than 35 year old.
Applicants may submit their applications to the Head, Bureau for International Cooperation, Ministry of National Education (MONE) in Jakarta. The MONE then submits the list of applicants accompanied by the complete set of requirements to SEARCA not later than 30 July 2008. All aplicants are required to check with their Ministries of Education for the deadline of applicants' submission set by the Ministry.
Any one of the following universities may serve as study posts of SEARCA scholars: Universiti Putra Malaysia, Malaysia; Kasetsart University and Thammasat University, Thailand; Institut Pertanian Bogor, Universitas Gadjah Mada and University of Indonesia, all in Indonesia; University of the Philippines (UP) Los Banos, UP Diliman, and UP Visayas, Philippines; and National University of Singapore, Singapore. SEARCA reserves the right to make the final decision on the choice of the scholars' study post. Therefore, applicants are required to submit to SEARCA applications for admission to the Graduate Schools of at least three universities in the list.
The list of requirements for application as well as the required forms for scholarship application and admission to the graduate study programs of universities where SEARCA scholars may study may be downloaded from the SEARCA website at http://www.searca.org.
The topic of research that the applicants plan to conduct for their thesis must be in line with the thrusts of SEARCA (i.e., promotion of agricultural competitiveness, sustainable land use and water management, and biodiversity conservation by addressing economic and institutional constraints, expanding access to productive resources and technology, and strengthening local governance capability to deliver agricultural services).
SEACRA shall not evaluate applications with incomplete documents.
Applicants who are denied admission by the Graduate School concerned will not be considered for scholarship.
Interested parties may also contact the Graduate Scholarship Departemt of SEARCA via email at gsdagri.searca.org or eccagri.searca.org.