Introduction to provider and scholarship:-
The provided graduate scholarship was commenced in academic year 1968-69 and intends to make certain the relevance and reaction of Southeast Asia’s agricultural scientists and professionals to global sustainable development issues. The offered program provides support for sophisticated studies leading to the MS and PhD degrees in agriculture, forestry, and related fields. SEARCA endeavors to set up highly qualified professionals working in agricultural and rural development for positions of leadership in SEAMEO member countries. As of School Year 2009/2010, SEARCA has granted 1,250 scholarships, of which 1,056 study programs (448 PhD, 608 MS) had been completed.
The program mentioned here is made available for pursuing graduate studies (Master’s and PhD), and provides support for advanced studies leading to the Master’s and PhD degrees in agriculture, forestry and related fields, by The Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA) which can be taken at Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines and Thailand.
The eligibility criteria and international applicability:-
The grant is “Open to nationals of SEAMEO member countries, namely: Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Timor-Leste, and Vietnam, who are regular employees of academic or research institutions or government agencies. Applicants must not be more than 35 years old. Proposed thesis research of applicants should focus on SEARCA’s priority thrusts. The scholarship is open to nationals of Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Timor-Leste, and Vietnam.
Applying procedure and Deadline:-
Applications may be submitted to any one of the following Ministries of his/her own country: Ministry of Education, Ministry of Agriculture, Ministry of Forestry, Ministry of Fisheries and Ministry of Rural Development. Applications may be submitted directly to the Ministry of Education/Higher Education, or to the Ministry where the applicant is employed for preliminary screening. The Ministry where the applicant is employed may conduct preliminary screening of applicants and submit their nominations and the application documents to the Ministry of Education/Higher Education, which will then include the nominees of other Ministries in the final list of candidates to be submitted to SEARCA. Alternatively, the other Ministries may opt to just receive applications and forward these, without preliminary screening, to the Ministry of Education/Higher Education.
Deadline for the Ministries to send endorsements to SEARCA is every 30 July.
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