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Scientifically speaking, ASEAN has a Fellowship for you!

Posted on Jan 27, 2016 by in The OFI Blog |

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ASEAN-US Science & Technology Fellowship


The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) have just launched the 3rd call for applications for the ASEAN-US Science & Technology Fellowship. Thematic focus areas include sustainable energy, climate change and variability, and science, technology, and innovation policy.

This one year fellowship embeds early to mid career scientists who are citizens and residents of ASEAN Member States within their host country government for one year. Fellows apply their scientific knowledge and skills to helping their governments strengthen science based policy-making around ASEAN regional priority issues. The program also empowers the participating scientists to form new connections and to work more effectively at the science to policy interface throughout their careers. For more about joining the ASEAN team, check out this video.

The goals of the ongoing ASEAN-U.S. Science and Technology Fellowship are the following:

  • Advance regional cooperation on ASEAN strategic priorities;
  • Strengthen science-based policymaking throughout targeted national government ministries and/or bodies; and
  • Empower and build the capacity of scientists in ASEAN to take a more prominent role in their respective country’s effort to integrate into the ASEAN Community.


While a Ph.D is strongly encouraged and preferred, applicants must have at minimum a Master’s degree to apply. The Fellowship anticipates that more Fellows will be at the Ph.D. level. Candidates with Master’s degrees must have at least five years of professional experience. The Fellowship is aimed at early career scientists who will use the experience to enhance and inform future career paths. Applicants should be less than 45 years of age as of February 21, 2016. All eligible applicants, including women and ethnic minorities, are strongly encouraged to apply to the Fellowship.

Term of Appointment

This is a 12 month opportunity with a start date of June 1, 2016. The opportunity includes a stipend of $1,200 each month, intended to cover all relevant costs for participating in the Fellowship.

Further Details

The application packet, eligibility requirements, and further details about the program are here. Applications are due by Sunday, Feb 21, 2016.