I got an email from Ibu Yacinta Esti, Project Manager AFOSP of ASEAN Foundation regarding ASEAN Science and Technology Fellowship 2018/2019 . She asked me to disseminate this information, so this is it. Although the fellowship is look so promising, I have no qualification since it’s only for master degree student in the related field.

The ASEAN S&T Fellowship offers unique and exciting career opportunities. Modeled after the successful AAAS (American Association for the Advancement of Science) Science and Technology Policy Fellowship® Program, it enables early and mid-career scientists who are citizens and residents of ASEAN Member States (AMS) to contribute their knowledge and analytical skills to their national governments. Fellows will be embedded within national-level ministries in to encourage policy makers to use more science-based approaches in their policy- and decision-making.

With the support of ASEAN, USAID and the U.S. Government, up to 16 Fellows will be chosen from across the region to be hosted by a government ministry in their home country to advance science-based decision-making in one of three priority areas:

  1. Climate Change
  2. Sustainable Energy, and
  3. Science, Technology and Innovation Policy

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

The fellow will receive a monthly stipend ($1,200) to support their professional development, mentorship, leadership and communication training, support for conference & participation in the 2018 ASEAN Committee on Science and Technology (COST) meeting in the Philippines, and access to a growing network of scientists across the region.

Get the application details here. Applications are due by April 20th, 2018 at 11:59 p.m Jakarta time. The fellowship duration is for 12 months and will begin on or about July 5th, 2018.

Check out this video to hear from previous fellows about their experience: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ymdxx4tcBB0

For further information, please send inquiries to ASEANScienceFellows@aseanfoundation.org

My name is Manaf, a full time learner. Passionate about sustainable development, environment, and youth education.

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